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Programmable Hex voltage supervisor has 1% threshold accuracy & built-in EEPROM

Linear Technology’s new LTC2933 programmable voltage supervisor comes with built-in EEPROM for simultaneous, accurate monitoring of up to six voltage rails from 0.2V to 13.9V. Requiring no external resistors to set thresholds it provides an I²C/SMBus interface to access onboard EEPROM, so users can configure the device and review faults or violation history through the easy-to-use LTpowerPlay graphical user interface.

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Current-sensing solution for battery management systems needs no shunt resistor
ams has introduced a reference design board which measures current to an accuracy of ±1% by monitoring the voltage drop across a copper track on a PCB. This new technique, which uses the ams AS8510 data-acquisition front end, enables designers of Battery Management Systems (BMS) to reduce bill-of-materials cost by eliminating the precision shunt resistor normally used in current-sensing applications.

Low capacitance, low clamping voltage ESD protection devices target next generation interfaces
ON Semiconductor has introduced five new electro-static discharge (ESD) suppression devices for more advanced interfaces. Patent pending design techniques and process technology enable these devices to deliver the industry’s lowest capacitance and ESD clamping voltage, suitable for use with extremely high data rate interfaces and small geometry chipsets.


Conrad to co-operate with start-up relayr to produce and distribute IoT starter kit
Conrad Business Supplies has announced that it is working exclusively with Berlin based start-up company relayr (iThings4U GmbH) to support the development and launch of the innovative Open Source ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) starter kit known as ‘WunderBar’. Earlier this year the WunderBar project successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign on the hardware crowd funding platform Dragon Innovations, where it achieved 120% funding.


Subcon to debut Electronics Zone
This year’s Subcon show sees the launch of a complete section of the show specifically dedicated to electronics manufacturing. Subcon 2014, which runs at the NEC, Birmingham, from 3 to 5 June is the only UK trade show dedicated to contract and subcontract manufacturing.

ICs & Semiconductors

IDT introduces compact wireless power receivers cutting board space significantly
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has unveiled a new family of ultra-compact wireless power receivers offering a board area footprint reduction up to 70% compared to switching regulator-based solutions. The latest Qi- and PMA-compliant devices expand IDT’s industry-leading wireless power portfolio to address densely-populated, cost-sensitive portable applications.

Wireless & Communications

Peregrine upgrades RF Digital Step Attenuator
Peregrine Semiconductor, a founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and a leading company in the development of advanced RF solutions, has introduced its next-generation, UltraCMOS PE4312 DSA. Successor to the popular PE4302 – which boasts more than 35 million units shipped since its introduction – the new PE4312 enables flexible, wide dynamic-range network-infrastructure designs that require highly accurate and efficient amplitude control.

Aeroflex LTE-A test systems add support for aggregation of three component carriers
Aeroflex Limited has announced that the TM500 LTE-A Test Mobile and the E500 Capacity Test System both now support the aggregation of three component carriers (3 CC). Carrier aggregation of 3 CC allows mobile network operators to achieve data rates of up to 450 Mbit/s on their LTE-A networks.


Lane Electronics ‘wraps up’ HellermannTyton franchise
Lane Electronics has announced a franchise agreement with HellermannTyton, a leading manufacturer of heat-shrink cable identification, protection and insulation products used throughout the electrical and electronics industries worldwide.

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