TI Rolls Out Smart Power Switches for Auto Apps

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first smart, high-side power switch with programmable current limit. Using the TPS1H100-Q1, designers can drive various loads in powertrain, body-electronics safety and driver-information systems. The highly integrated smart power switch can replace discrete components in powertrain and automotive body electronics, saving board space, reducing bill of…

Vishay ESD Protection Diode Saves Space

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released a bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in an ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm with a very low height of 0.27 mm, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS05B1-SD0 offers ultra-low capacitance and leakage current for the protection of high-speed data lines and antennas…

Leveraging Logistics for a Flexible Supply Chain

The cost, complexity and expertise required to enact strategic supply chain changes can pose big challenges for companies, particularly with constrained staff and budgetary resources. At the same time, competitive pressures make realizing them essential. These realities are fueling the move to more strategic approaches to supply chain management, including the next-gen LLP model. What…

POET Technologies Inks Deal With BAE Systems

POET Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PTK) (POETF) – developer of the planar opto-electronic technology (“POET”) platform for monolithic fabrication of integrated circuit devices containing both electronic and optical elements on a single semiconductor wafer – today announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with BAE Systems Microelectronics and corporate updates, in particular the formation of a…

ST Debuts Wireless Battery Charger Controller

Geneva – Touted as the industry’s first customizable wireless battery charger (WBC) controller, STMicroelectronics has introduced the STWBC digital controller for WBC transmitters, which controls power transfer from a WBC transmitter (TX) to a receiver (RX) in WBC-enabled phones, wearables, and other battery-powered devices that use electromagnetic induction for re-charge. The devices offer full compatibility…