TI Claims Smallest, Lowest Power Battery Management for IoT

Dallas, Tex.  – Texas Instruments (TI) launched a highly integrated battery management solution that features a linear charger, configurable LDO, load switch, buck converter, pushbutton control and battery voltage monitor in one solution. The bq25120 claims the industry’s lowest quiescent current (Iq) at 700 nA with the buck converter, operating at 1.8 V.  The configurable…

Toshiba Offers Serial Interface NAND Flash for Embedded

Irvine, Calif.  — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) launched a new family of NAND flash memory products for embedded applications. The new devices are compatible with the widely used serial peripheral interface (SPI). The serial interface NAND flash memory devices can be used in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications, including flat screen TVs,…

Intersil LDO Regulators Deliver 50% Lower Dropout

Milpitas, Calif. – Intersil Corporation offers two new high-performance, single-output low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulators that tout best-in-class dropout and transient performance for noise sensitive loads. The ISL80510 and ISL80505 deliver 1-A and 0.5-A of continuous output current and ultra-low-dropout of 130 mV and 45 mV at full load, respectively. The ISL80510 LDO regulator’s maximum dropout is nearly…

Microchip Sensing Controllers Replace Mechanical Buttons

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its MTCH10x mTouch sensing portfolio with the launch of the turnkey MTCH102-5-8 capacitive touch controllers. In a hardware-only configuration, these 2-, 5- and 8-channel controllers can replace mechanical buttons with a simple digital output. This makes it easy to add proximity and touch detection to any application that is constrained…

Artesyn Intros 500W Quarter-Brick DC-DC Converter

Tempe, Ariz. — Artesyn Embedded Technologies launched the high efficiency ADQ500 series of 500-watt quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converters for telecom network and data center equipment. The DC-DC converters offer ultra-high efficiency of typically 95.5 percent at full load and operates over an ambient temperature range of minus 40 to 85 degrees Celsius, which makes them suited…

FCI Expands Power Connector Line

Singapore — FCI expanded its power connector family with the introduction of the PwrMAX Ortho power connectors. Designed to support data center equipment, this new Orthogonal system packaging architecture can offer improved data transfer and system cooling by eliminating mid-plane circuit boards, said FCI. The PwrMAX Ortho power connectors can be used with either busbars or circuit boards…

Murata Releases High Precision Rotary Position Sensors

Smyrna, Ga. – Murata Americas released its SVK3 series, touted as the industry’s most precise surface-mount type rotary position sensors.  The low-profile devices deliver a linearity of ±1%.  They also achieve twice the precision of previous products and can withstand temperature ranges required by the automotive market, said Murata. The SVK3 sensors, which measure W11 × L12 ×…

Fujitsu Designs Bluetooth Smart Module for IoT

San Jose, Calif. – Aimed at Internet of Things (IoT) applications, Fujitsu Component America, Inc. introduced an ultra-small Bluetooth smart module – the MBH7BLZ07 – that is approximately 50 percent smaller than its predecessor, the MBH7BLZ02. The small size and low-power consumption of the new module reduces the cost and time to develop smaller and lighter…