Content posted in August 2007
Secure supervisor circuit incorporates tamper detection
Articles 8/29/2007 Post a comment
Maxim says the SPI-compatible DS3650 is the industry's first secure supervisor with tamper detection to meet the payment card industry's voltage- and temperature-monitoring requirements. It integrates a battery-backup controller, system power monitor, CPU supervisor, temperature sensor, along with two tamper-detection comparators.
TI rolls out pair of HDMI switches
Articles 8/27/2007 Post a comment
These switches connect either two or three digital video signals coming from devices such as game consoles, digital video switch boxes, set-top boxes or DVD players to a single HDTV display.
Thermal management ICs target smaller packages
Articles 8/23/2007 Post a comment
SMSC has introduced the EMC210x family of fan controllers with RPM closed-loop control and multiple temperature management, and three SMBus temperature sensors for systems requiring a high level of temperature monitoring.
Quad-input HDMI 1.3 receiver improves HDTV viewing
Articles 8/22/2007 Post a comment
NXP has developed a HDMI 1.3 receiver chip, the TDA19978HL, to improve the quality of audio and video performance of HDTVs by combining 12-bit deep color and extended gamut, as well as high bit rate and direct stream transport audio formats.
8-bit digital potentiometer integrates EEPROM
Articles 8/21/2007 Post a comment
The AS1506 from austriamicrosystems is a 256-tap SPI-interfaced potentiometer available with 10-, 50- and 100-kOhms resistance that offers 150 year data retention and 10 million write cycles with the company's Hi-EPR EEPROM.
USB audio controller targets VoIP telephony
Articles 8/19/2007 Post a comment
Check out Winbond's latest addition to its audio controller line. The USB2.0-compabile device is aimed at Skype or other PC-based VoIP applications and integrates an 8051 MCU that enables feature-rich applications.
4-channel LIN transceiver reduces system costs
Articles 8/16/2007 Post a comment
LIN nodes continue their exponential growth rates in cars resulting in master modules controlling multiple LIN busses. To address this growing need for multi LIN transceiver systems Melexis introduces a 4-channel LIN transceiver IC.
The triboelectric effect is defined as a small amount of static electricity generated by the contact and movement of surfaces, used to generate energy that is collected and stored to power sensors and electronics at very low power
The utilization of electronics in medical applications could effectively enhance the quality of life of patients and prevent many cardiovascular distresses: this is confirmed by the result of an observational study, about the CPAP device
This blog series deals with the potential of the utilization of smart electronic ICs in medical care applications; these ICs are produced by companies in the field of semiconductors such as STMicroelectronics which has a broad portfolio of ICs for medical applications
There is rising interest in alternative energy schemes and electric vehicles (EVs) which means there is a growing need in making it possible for power to flow efficiently in both directions.
The industries sector is progressively increasing utilization of IoT technology to make the industrial processes automated in a very intelligent way.