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…

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Designer’s Notebook: How NOT to Do It

I wasn't ready for the unbelievable design problems in the supposedly mature analog music synthesizer kit I bought a while ago. But damned if I was going to return my slaved-over modules. I'd decided to augment my small synthesizer collection with an old-school modular analog system. A small, low-cost starter system to be sure, but…

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Loubser Joins IPC

  IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®  announces that Keenan Loubser has joined the IPC staff as senior director of certification programs. Loubser will oversee IPC’s certification programs, maintain and build relationships with IPC training and certification centers around the world and manage IPC’s certification team.   With nearly 20 years of experience in information…

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RS Components Adds Touchstone ICs

RS Components( http://ph.rs-online.com ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is now stocking low-power, high-performance analogue integrated circuit (IC) products developed by Touchstone Semiconductor and recently acquired by Silicon Labs to complement its embedded portfolio for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. RS will provide an inventory and logistics…

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