Marvell Unveils Smart LED Controllers

Santa Clara, Calif. — Marvell has added two new smart digital LED driver integrated circuits (ICs) – the 88EM8189 and 88EM8803 – expanding its end-to-end smart lighting platform into LED lamps and fixtures. The 88EM8189 is touted as the industry’s first smart AC/DC LED controller that offers Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) control interface, integrated standby power supply for networking…

Pasternack Debuts Wide Dynamic Range Limiting Amplifiers

Irvine, CA – Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. has introduced a line of wide dynamic range broadband limiting amplifiers commonly used in electronic warfare, microwave receivers and broadband communications systems. The coaxial limiting amplifiers cover a wide frequency range between 1 to 18 GHz. These broadband limiting amplifiers are used to protect sensitive microwave receivers by “limiting”…

Microchip Offers AEC-Q100 Integrated Motor Driver

Bangkok — Microchip Technology Inc. has launched a highly integrated and compact motor driver in an 8-pin, 4×4-mm DFN package. The MCP8063 is touted as the industry’s first 1.5-A, three-phase brushless DC, sinusoidal motor driver that is automotive AEC-Q100 qualified. Targeting a variety of three-phase brushless DC motor and fan applications, the integration of the…

TI Extends Small Packaging to MSP430 MCUs

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has expanded the availability of tiny package sizes to several new families of ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers (MCUs). This enables the design of smaller products with TI’s ultra-low-power FRAM-based MSP430FR5738 and Flash-based MSP430F51x2 MCUs in wafer-level chip scale packages (WLCSP) as small as 2.0 x 2.2 x 0.3 mm, in…

Econais Claims Smallest, Smartest Wi-Fi Module

San Jose, Calif. — Econais Inc. claims the industry’s smallest, smartest and most integrated Wi-Fi (SiP) module for smart home, M2M, and Internet of Things (IoT) device designs. The WiSmart EC19W01 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi system-in-package (SiP) module is housed in a 14- x 16- x 2.8-mm footprint that fully integrates the microcontroller, Wi-Fi, cloud connectivity, Flash,…

Altera Offers High-Efficiency Power Conversion for FPGAs

San Jose, Calif. — Altera Corp. offers a new power conversion solution that makes it easy for board developers to design point-of-load power solutions, while achieving the highest FPGA performance at the lowest system power, according to the company. The power conversion solution is a monolithic 40A driver plus synchronous MOSFET powertrain that is optimized…