Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3897, a multiphase synchronous boost DC/DC controller with input surge stopper and ideal diode controller. The boost controller drives two N-channel power MOSFET stages out-of-phase to reduce input and output capacitor requirements, enabling the use of smaller inductors versus the single-phase equivalent. Synchronous rectification increases efficiency, reduces power loss and […]
Temperature is a parameter that often needs measuring. It may be within an enclosure, on a PCB, remotely or even “wirelessly”. Wireless, in this case, does not necessarily mean a remote sensor communicating using radio frequencies, it can mean a pyroelectric sensor. Pyroelectric sensors are very long wavelength detectors which measure radiation in the 6-15μm […]
Linear Technology’s SmartMesh IP™ wireless sensor network (WSN) product line has expanded to address the growing needs of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. New capabilities include the SmartMesh® VManager™ networking software, which seamlessly increases the mesh network capacity to thousands of nodes. The new Blink mode, an ultralow power roaming node capability, reduces average […]
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Wireless power transfer has been around for a long time. The “crystal set” or “crystal radio” over 100 years ago used the power carried in the radio signal to produce sound without any amplification or receiving circuit power source. Early spark gap transmitters also used tuned wireless power transmission. Now the circuitry is more sophisticated […]
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2320-16, a 16-bit 1.5Msps per channel, no latency successive approximation register (SAR) ADC with eight simultaneously sampling channels supporting a rail-to-rail input common mode range. The LTC2320-16 features a flexible analog front end that accepts fully differential, unipolar or bipolar analog input signals, as well as arbitrary input signals, and […]
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4636, a 40A step-down µModule switching regulator with 3D construction for quicker heat dissipation and cooler operation in a small package. By stacking its inductor on top of a 16mm x 16mm BGA package, the LTM4636 benefits from the exposed inductor as a heat sink, permitting direct contact with airflow from […]
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8630, a 600mA, 100V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 93% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 7µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3V to 100V input voltage range makes it ideal for 48V automotive systems, dual battery transportation, industrial and […]
Linear Technology announces the LT8390, a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller that can regulate output voltage, and input or output current from input voltages above, below and equal to the output voltage. Its 4V to 60V input voltage range and 0V to 60V output voltage range are ideal for voltage regulator, battery and supercap charger applications […]
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM2894, a USB µModule® (micromodule) reinforced isolator that guards against ground-to-ground voltage differentials and large common mode transients. A rugged interface and internal isolation makes the LTM2894 ideal for systems implementing USB in harsh industrial or medical environments where protection from high voltages is required. The LTM2894 separates grounds by […]
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM2885, an isolated RS485 µModule® transceiver for guarding against large ground-to-ground differentials. Many industrial, utility, medical, military, and intrinsic safety applications require isolation components with increased voltage and spatial separation for human safety. The LTM2885 provides 6500VRMS reinforced isolation between the logic level interface and the transceiver bus pins, far […]
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