New Electronic Components Tout Power and Space Savings

Here’s a look at some of the newest electronic components aimed at the portable, mobile and wearable markets – all expected to have good solid growth over the next several years. For example, ABI Research expects 1.25 billion smartphones to ship in 2014 and forecasts smartphone shipments to pass the 2 billion mark in 2018.…

Micrel Launches Mini DC/DC Power Modules

San Jose, Calif. — Micrel Inc. has introduced a new family of miniature, low-profile DC/DC power modules for space-constrained applications. The new devices include the MIC33163/MIC33164 (1A) and MIC33263/MIC33264 (2A) step-down power modules capable of 100-percent duty cycle. Available with an input voltage range from 2.7 V to 5.5 V, these compact modules integrate a synchronous buck converter…