Bridgelux Debuts Integrated Smart Module LED Array

Livermore, Calif. – Bridgelux debuted the first of its integrated smart module suite of products at the recent 2015 Light Fair International Conference in New York. Designed with open platform technology, the Xenio integrated smart module LED array is compatible with a variety of standards, protocols and other technologies to ensure ease of integration and future functionality,…

APS Releases 100-W LED Power Supply

Advanced Power Solutions (APS) has released the MBC100 series of 100-watt (W) LED power supplies for high-bay lighting applications. The MBC-100 family features five models offering constant current operation ranging from 960 to 2800 mA. All models feature a 90-305VAC input range, 91% efficiency, -40˚C to 70˚C convection cooled operation, and OVP/OCP/OTP protection circuits. The…

Osram Expands Sensor Line for Wearables

Osram Opto Semiconductors has expanded its sensor portfolio for wearable products with the introduction of the SFH 7051 integrated optical sensor specifically designed for heart rate monitoring. Consuming very little power to maximize battery life, the sensor targets fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables. The SFH 7051 consists of a large-format photodiode and three…

TI Tech Cuts Battery-Charge Time by 60%

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first fully integrated 5-A single-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-charger circuit with proprietary MaxCharge technology that reduces charge time up to 60 percent compared to existing battery chargers, according to the company. The bq25892 switch-mode charger is said to provide a safer charging experience while still maximizing the benefits…

Vishay Chip Resistors Offer 4X the Power Dissipation

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has extended its RCWE series of thick film surface-mount wraparound chip resistors with new devices in the 0612 and 1020 case sizes. The Vishay Dale RCWE0612 and RCWE1020, with long side terminations, provide four times the power dissipation of standard devices in equivalent 1206 and 2010 footprints. These devices will save board…

Infineon Low-Side Switches Replace EMRs

Munich, Germany – Infineon Technologies AG has launched the HITFET+ family of protected low-side switches as a replacement for electromechanical relays (EMRs). Key features of the HITFET+ family (High Integrated Temperature protected MOSFET) include diagnosis function, digital status feedback, short-circuit robustness, controlled slew rate adjustment for balancing switching losses and EMC compliance. Target applications include automotive and industrial.…

Fairview RF Switches Deliver Up to 10M Life Cycles

Allen, Tex. – Fairview Microwave Inc. has introduced a new portfolio of electromechanical relay switches that cover ultra-broadband and millimeter-wave frequencies up to 40 GHz. These high-reliability RF switches are guaranteed to perform up to 2 to 10 million life cycles, which make them an suitable for industries and applications related to defense and commercial aviation, radar, wireless…

ST Rolls MCUs for Car Safety

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has introduced new members in its multi-core microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at making cars safer. These new devices are the first to be launched with ST’s proprietary in-house 40-nm embedded Flash process. The new automotive MCUs comply with the most stringent automotive safety standards, encryption for security, and increased memory size for the…