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Renesas Electronics Introduces Low-Power RL78/G11 Microcontrollers to Accelerate Prototyping and Development for Compact Sensor Hub Applications in Industrial, Healthcare and Agricultural Industries

September 29, 2016

General-Purpose Microcontrollers Equipped in 24-Pin Compact Package Support Up to 13 Sensors Renesas Electronics America Inc., a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the RL78/G11 Group of microcontrollers (MCUs), a group of small-package, low-power MCUs that will enable users to easily and more quickly prototype and develop systems that support low-power sensor hubs and sensor application systems. Designed to connect to multiple sensors and convert the sensor output signals to digital data, these compact sensor hubs are used in...

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New SCALE-2 Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers from Power Integrations Suit a Wide Range of IGBT Modules

September 20, 2016

Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI), the leader in IGBT and MOSFET driver technology for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, today introduced the 1SP0350V SCALE™-2 single-channel +15/-10 V plug-and-play gate driver. Optimally suited to high-reliability applications in the HVDC and railway industries, the 1SP0350 gate driver reliably and safely drives 4500 V Press-Pack IGBTs and IEGTs as well as other IGBT and IEGT form factors. Based on Power Integrations’ widely used SCALE™-2 chipset, the new driver is equipped with Dynamic Advanced Active Clamping...

Industry News

ON Semiconductor Successfully Completes Acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor for $2.4 Billion in Cash

September 19, 2016

Acquisition creates a leader in power management and analog semiconductors, and provides a platform for the company to rapidly expand profitability ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) (“ON Semiconductor”) and Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS) (“Fairchild”) jointly announced today that ON Semiconductor has successfully completed its previously announced $2.4 billion cash acquisition of Fairchild.

Educational Articles

Career Expectations for an Electrical Engineer Specializing in Electronic Design

September 19, 2016

Electrical engineering is a historical reference to what is today known as electrical, electronics, and computer engineering. It is a broad profession that combines science and technology to design, create, and maintain products and services in diverse fields. The Field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Engineers in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering basically conduct research, design, test, and monitor development of electronic systems and production of equipment and devices used in different industries. They have a diverse range of areas...

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Renesas to Acquire Intersil to Create the World’s Leading Embedded Solution Provider

September 13, 2016

Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”, TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Intersil Corporation (“Intersil”, NASDAQ:ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced they have signed a definitive agreement for Renesas to acquire Intersil for US$22.50 per share in cash, representing an aggregate equity value of approximately US$3.2 billion (approximately 321.9 billion yen at an exchange rate of 100 yen to the dollar). The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards...

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SIDACtor® Protection Thyristors in DO-214AB Package from Littelfuse Protect Low-Data-Rate Interfaces, Outdoor Data Interfaces

September 01, 2016

Pxxx0S3NLRP Series provides surface mount solution designed for compliance with global regulatory standards Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, the global leader in circuit protection, has introduced a new series of SIDACtor® Protection Thyristors in DO-214AB (surface-mount) packages, designed to protect low-data-rate interfaces and outdoor data interfaces in general industrial applications. The Pxxx0S3NLRP Series provides robust surge protection performance at up to 2.5kA, while maintaining much lower switching threshold (VS) and on-state voltage (VT) than traditional protection solutions like...

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60V Synchronous Buck Battery Charger Includes Lead-Acid & Li-Ion Charge Algorithms for up to 20A Charge Current

August 31, 2016

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4013, a highly integrated, high voltage multi-chemistry synchronous step-down battery charger controller. With a wide input voltage range that spans up to 60V, the LTC4013 uses temperature-compensated 3- and 4-stage charge algorithms to efficiently charge 12V and 24V lead-acid batteries. Alternatively, the LTC4013 will charge a multicell Lithium-based battery stack with float voltages near to the input supply. Mode pins define the float voltage and charge algorithm. Charge current is precision regulated to ±5% and...

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Lumileds Introduces LEDs That Best Accentuate The Freshness Of Fruit And Vegetables With FreshFocus Technology™, Part Of The LUXEON Stylist Series

August 31, 2016

LEDs with FreshFocus Technology gives produce its freshest, just-picked appearance. Lumileds today revealed its FreshFocus Technology for produce, LEDs to showcase fruit and vegetables in their freshest and most appealing state. FreshFocus Technology is part of the LUXEON Stylist Series, Lumileds transformative line of LEDs designed to provide the perfect lighting environment to sell products in fashion retail stores, fresh food markets and restaurants. “Shoppers really buy with their eyes. When you optimize the saturation of the most dominant colors in produce...

Reference Designs

Maxim’s Industrial IoT Reference Design Speeds Development of Authenticated Data Chains

August 29, 2016

Highly secure coprocessor supports Arduino® and ARM® mbed™ platforms, assures easy prototyping Addressing the many issues related to system security in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) installations, the MAXREFDES143# embedded security reference design from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) provides protection against counterfeit sensor data, guaranteeing its authenticity and integrity along the entire data chain, from transducer to the cloud. The rapid growth of IoT capabilities for industrial applications comes with legitimate concerns about data integrity, due to deliberate corruption of...