ADI Converter Module Doubles Channel Count, Reduces Cost

Norwood, Mass.- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has developed a current-to-digital converter module that reduces the cost and complexity of computed tomography (CT) scanner system design.  Touted as the industry’s first 256-channel, 24-bit current-to-digital converter module for CT scanners, the ADAS1131 is available in a 15-mm² BGA package with a 0.8-mm pitch. The device uses approximately 33 percent less PCB area…

Vishay Combines Proximity, Ambient Light Sensing

Malvern, Pa. — The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. offers a new AEC-Q101-qualified, fully integrated proximity and ambient light optical sensor with an industry-high operating temperature range to +105 °C. The VCNL4020X01 combines an IR emitter, a photo-pin-diode for proximity, an ambient light detector, a signal processing IC, and a 16-bit ADC in one small 4.8…

Linear Tech Offers Integrated IO-Link Transceiver

Milpitas, Calif. – Linear Technology has introduced its LT3669 IO-Link PHY compatible (COM1/COM2/COM3) industrial transceiver that integrates a high efficiency step-down regulator and a low dropout linear regulator. The device offers cable interface protection to ±60V. Other key features of the IO-Link transceiver include wake-up detect functionality and a programmable power-on reset timer for system reliability. The…

TI Delivers Integrated Thunderbolt DC/DC Power

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has expanded its Thunderbolt portfolio with the TPS65980 DC/DC switching regulator. Touted as the first fully integrated power solution for bus-powered Thunderbolt applications, the TPS65980 is the centerpiece of TI’s certified Thunderbolt single port peripheral reference design, simplifying the power chain and speeding the design of bus-powered applications, such as hard…

Ecliptek Reduces Oscillator Lead times

Costa Mesa, Calif. – Ecliptek Corp. has launched four new oscillator series that offer increased availability on virtually any frequency within the published range. The EQRM12 (2.5VDC) and EQRM13 (3.3VDC) LVPECL series and the EQRF12 (2.5VDC) and EQRF13 (3.3VDC) LVDS series are available for immediate delivery or very short lead times for applications that require commercial or industrial operating temperature ranges. The…

IP&E Lead Times, Pricing Stable

Lead times and pricing trends are expected to remain stable in the interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) component market, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market and Technology Trends report. However, Avnet product managers indicate that lead times for some parts, including aluminum capacitors and inductors, may be on the rise so buyers should closely monitor deliveries for…

Growth Signals for Industrial ICs

El Segundo, Calif. — Although revenue for industrial electronics semiconductors was up less than one percent in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the fourth quarter, the expansion occurred during traditionally the weakest time of the year, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Revenues reached $8.61 billion in the first quarter of 2014,…