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International Standards Organizations Governing Electronic Products

With thousands of international standards organizations across the world, may aspects of life is subject to standardization, which is a good thing for most people.  Standardizing various processes and systems helps make life safer and even more productive.  The electronics industry, in particular, is subject to thousands of global standards, and hundreds of individual regulatory bodies that create, endorse, and support these standards.

As an electrical engineer working on electronic designs, it’s important to know about some of the international standards organizations that govern electronic products.  Here are some of the well-known organizations that we find engineers work with most frequently:

Murata DC-DC converter powers gate drives for optimal performance and efficiency

Murata has announced the MGJ1 1 Watt DC-DC converter series manufactured by Murata Power Solutions. These compact devices are ideal for driving high and low-side gate circuits such as those using IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs for optimal efficiency. With high isolation characteristics, up to 5.2 kVDC, the MGJ1 offers the popular nominal output voltage combinations of +15 / -5, +15 / -9, or +19 / -5 VDC. The series also offers a choice of +5, +12, or +24 VDC input.

Wireless Standards Governing Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity

Internet of Things (IoT) is an evolving field of computer, software, and hardware engineering that aims to bring interconnectivity to devices and human beings.  Since it is not a new field, several wireless standards, or protocols, of connectivity, have been developed since the beginning of IoT.  Different groups and standards try to solve various problems.  Depending on the application, which will dictate various factors such as range, data requirements, security, power demands, and battery life will determine the choice of one or a combination of technologies.  Outlined below are some of the major wireless standards that electrical engineers can use in Internet of Things electronic design.

2A, 2MHz, 28V Boost/SEPIC/Inverting DC/DC Converter with IQ = 6µA

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8335, a current mode, 2MHz step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 2A, 28V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 3V to 25V, suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion to automotive inputs. The LT8335 can be configured as either a boost, SEPIC or an inverting converter. It utilizes a fixed 2MHz switching frequency, enabling designers to minimize external component sizes and avoid critical frequency bands, such as AM radio. Burst Mode® operation reduces quiescent current to only 6µA while keeping output ripple below 15mVP-P. The combination of a 3mm x 2mm DFN package and tiny externals ensures a very compact footprint while minimizing solution cost.

IXYS Announces High-Speed Gate Driver for Isolated Drive Applications with up to 4KV Applications in Power Conversion and Motor Control

IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), a global manufacturer of power semiconductors and integrated circuits (ICs) for energy efficiency, power management, transportation, medical, and motor control applications, today announced a high-speed gate driver chipset that includes a logic interface (the IX6610) and a MOSFET/IGBT gate driver (the IX6611). The chipset is designed for pulse transformer isolated power conversion applications.

The IX6610 is a primary side logic device that implements a dual-channel bidirectional transformer interface to drive a secondary side gate driver. It is a TTL level microcontroller (MCU) interface that can transmit, through the isolation barrier, the primary side input commands, secondary side output faults, and power supply faults. With a built-in interlock and dead time control, the IX6610 can be utilized with an MCU to condition input signals and monitor system errors.

IDT Introduces Latest Generation Highly Integrated, Programmable and Scalable Power Management IC

The Flexible P9180A PMIC Delivers Highly Scalable Power for a Variety of Applications through IDT’s Innovative DPU Technology

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced general availability of the IDT® P9180A, a next-generation, highly integrated scalable power management integrated circuit (PMIC) targeting a broad array of applications in the IoT, server, micro-server, storage, embedded and industrial market segments. The programmable P9180A PMIC delivers flexibility and ease of use while supporting the varying power requirements of multiple market segments and meeting the power needs of today’s SoCs, FPGAs, and ASICs.

The P9180A achieves its power scalability through IDT’s innovative distributed power architecture, which enables engineers to scale power beyond the P9180A’s standalone capacity by adding distributed power units (DPUs) to the system. The IDT P9148 DPU communicates using a proprietary two-wire interface design, greatly reducing power subsystem complexity and enabling system designers to optimally distribute power resources throughout the system. This distribution helps engineers avoid or resolve the EMI, thermal and signal integrity issues often associated with PMICs.

Transceiver Provides Reliable Radio Connections and Extended Battery Life for IoT and Other Wireless Applications

NORWOOD, Mass.—Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced a low power, high performance, radio transceiver for battery powered applications. The new transceiver enables more reliable wireless radio connections with fewer retries and packet losses as well as longer battery lifetime. The ADF7030-1 features a highly sensitive receiver and superior immunity to signal interferences as well as low power modes, including the industry’s lowest current in sleep mode. Designed with ADI’s advanced radio technology, the transceiver is ideal for users of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart metering, security and building automation, industrial control, and wireless sensor networks.

High-performance Temperature Sensor for IoT has Low Power Consumption in a Small Package

ams, a top supplier of high performance sensors and analog ICs, today launched an integrated digital temperature sensor which offers an industry-best blend of low power consumption and high precision in a little package

The 16mm x 1mm AS6200’s typical current is 6µAn at a measurement speed of 4 samples per second, and its digital measurement output signals are precise to ±04°C.

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces New Three-Wire, True Zero-Speed, Surface Mount Magnetic Speed Sensor IC

Design Allows for Ease of Use for PCB Applications Over Typical SIP Based Packages

In response to market requests of a highly integrated speed sensor with advance algorithm PCB mounted systems, Allegro has released the A1667 in a surface mount SOIC-8 package. This device provides a user-friendly solution for highly compact ring magnet applications utilizing PCB mounting. This sensor is ideal for applications such as automotive transmissions and industrial equipment.

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