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Power Passives and Discretes

 



 

 

Power Passives and Discretes

October 2013
High-side MOSFET gate driver handles -55°C to 150°C operating junction temps
Linear Technology announced the LTC4440A-5, a high-side, high frequency N-channel MOSFET gate driver that operates with an input voltage up to 80V and continues to function with transients up to 100V.
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10/21/2013
ARCOL MSR bare-element resistors serve measurement and control apps
MSR bare-element resistors from ARCOL Resistors have been developed for current sensing and shunt applications in intelligent power systems and instrumentation. The MSR series feature a special alloy
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10/18/2013
NASA SpaceCube 2.0 sports Peregrine UltraCMOS power management solution
Peregrine Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), is receiving early reports from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center that its UltraCMOS®-based
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10/18/2013

Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, introduced the MIC4604, a 85V Half Bridge MOSFET driver that features an integrated
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10/17/2013
Battery-free sensor evaluation kits now available from Farsens
Farsens has developed wireless sensor devices that can be used without the need of batteries on the sensors. These battery free sensor tags are based on UHF RFID technology and are able to continuously
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10/11/2013
Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that it is working with Celadon, a manufacturer of remote control systems for
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10/11/2013
As mentioned in the last article of this series [1], Dr. Vatché Vorpérian developed the PWM switch model in 1986, which replaced the need for state-space averaging and greatly simplified the analysis process. It was a very elegant and intuitive modeling approach, which is easily grasped by new students
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10/10/2013
TI delivers industry's first digital current sensor and voltage monitor
Texas Instruments LMP92064 is presented as the industry's first digital current sensor and voltage monitor with simultaneous sampling and SPI interface. The LMP92064 integrates a precision current
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10/09/2013
Enhancing RF system efficiency with bypass mode in hysteretic step-down converters

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Figure 1. Data from the MAX8805W show how a bypass FET affects output voltage line regulation.

A hysteretic DC-DC step-down converter has been widely used in 2G/3G/4G RF power amplifiers (PAs) as a replacement for a direct battery supply to the PA's DC supply. By dynamically adjusting the PA
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10/04/2013
Customizable Wirewounds in Utility apps

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Figure 1: Devices like these handle thousands of 6KV surges yet fuse quickly under continuous overload

Wirewound resistors have attributes that give them advantages over film resistors. Frequently, engineers have designs that require a resistor to meet specific characteristics in order to satisfy
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10/01/2013

 



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