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Programming The Propeller IC

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Parallax, well known for its successful Basic Stamp IC, has recently introduced the Propeller: a new microcontroller with a certain difference. It packs no less than eight 32-bit processors (referred to as COGs in Propeller jargon) into a single package with only 40 pins. That design takes genuine simultaneous multiprocessing… Read more »

Stepper Motor IC with On-Chip Indexer

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Stepper Motor IC with On-Chip Indexer The DRV8805 provides an integrated solution for driving unipolar stepper motors. It includes four low side drivers with overcurrent protection and provides built-in diodes to clamp turn-off transients generated by the motor windings. Indexer logic to control a unipolar stepper motor using a simple… Read more »

Multi-Speaker Spatial Array IC

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Multi-Speaker Spatial Array IC Texas Instruments Incorporated introduced an integrated circuit (IC) that simplifies the design and programming of spatially-enhanced audio systems for multi-speaker portable products, including laptops, tablets, sound bars and sound docking stations. The National LM48901 quad Class D spatial array is the first in a family of… Read more »

Low Frequency RFID IC

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Low Frequency RFID IC Atmel® Corporation announced the availability of a low-frequency (LF) one-time programmable (OTP) transponder IC, the Atmel IDIC® ATA5575M2, optimized for next-generation animal identification systems for pets, wildlife or livestock. Extending the broad and well-known Atmel RFID family, the new device can also be used for waste… Read more »

Power Factor Correction Control IC

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Power Factor Correction Control IC International Rectifier, IR®, a world leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IRS2500 µPFC™ power factor correction (PFC) control IC for switch mode power supply (SMPS), LED drivers, fluorescent and HID electronic ballast applications. The IRS2500 µPFC controller can be configured to… Read more »

Low-Profile LED Driver IC

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Low-Profile LED Driver IC Power Integrations, the world leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED driver ICs, announced the availability of LinkSwitch-PH LED driver ICs in a low-profile eSIP™-7F (L package) that measures just 2 mm high. The new package targets LED-based replacements for fluorescent tubes, where very low-profile packages are required… Read more »

Advanced Automotive Tuner IC

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Advanced Automotive Tuner IC Silicon Laboratories Inc., a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, introduced the industry’s most advanced automotive tuner IC family designed to deliver the highest RF performance coupled with advanced signal processing while reducing the cost and complexity of car radio systems. Offering superior price/performance for the… Read more »

Photodiodes Signal Conditioning IC

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Photodiodes Signal Conditioning IC Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has broadened its optoelectronic portfolio with the introduction of the industry’s first signal conditioning ICs suitable for processing IR remote control signals from discrete photodiodes. Offered in small QFN packages measuring 2 mm by 2 mm by 0.76 mm, the VSOP383.. and VSOP584….. Read more »

11-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch IC

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11-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch IC Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, is again expanding its Carrier Ethernet portfolio with a new family of switch engines, Serval™. Complementing the previously announced Jaguar™, LynX™ and Caracal™ solutions for Carrier access, aggregation, and mobile… Read more »

Power Management ICs for SSDs

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Power Management ICs for SSDs Texas Instruments Incorporated introduced a family of tiny, single-chip, power management integrated circuits (PMICs) for powering all the supply rails in solid state drives (SSDs), hybrid drives and other Flash memory management applications. The new LM10504, LM10503 and LM10506 PMICs improve reliability and reduce system… Read more »