ICs & Semiconductors

Nexperia extends LFPAK56D MOSFET line-up with AEC-Q101-qualified half-bridge package

Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced a series of half-bridge (high side & low side) automotive MOSFETs constructed in the space-saving LFPAK56D package format. The half-bridge configuration of two MOSFETS is a standard building block for many automotive applications including motor drives and DC/DC converters. The new package provides …

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Revolutionizes Lidar System Design with Release of eToF Laser Driver IC Family of Products

EPC announces the introduction of laser driver that integrates a 40 V, 10 A FET with integrated gate driver and 3.3 logic level input in a single chip for time-of-flight lidar systems used in robotics, surveillance systems, drones, autonomous cars, and vacuum cleaners. The EPC21601 is a laser driver that …

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Thin film chip resistors available from RS Components deliver elevated reliability in challenging operating environments

RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents, a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, has added new ultra-high precision chip resistors to its extensive passive portfolio. Optimised for industrial and automotive applications as well as for use in test instrumentation and audio equipment, the thin film …

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Semtech and WITRAC Provide Cold Chain Control for Maritime Corridor With LoRaWAN

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that WITRAC, a company developing solutions with real-time location and telemetry capabilities, has integrated the LoRaWAN protocol and LoRa 2.4GHz into its global track and trace platform to provide customers with full control and traceability of assets …

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Keeping Your Business Moving During Component Shortages

Microprocessors, Microcontroller and Digital Signal Processors The current state of the semiconductor industry has presented some challenges to the supply chain and to manufacturing, resulting in lead-time extension for many key products. Microprocessors, Microcontroller, and Digital Signal Processors are predominantly affected. These products typically offer a unique mix of core …

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Nexperia announces plans to grow global production and increase R&D spend

Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, has confirmed that it will be making significant additional global investments in manufacturing capacity and research and development during 2021. The new investments are in line with a growth strategy that last year saw Wingtech Technology, Nexperia’s parent company, commit RMB12 billion ($1.85 billion) to …

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Castle Microwave and Cadence

With long experience of providing simulation tool solutions to our customer base, Castle Microwave is now pleased to represent Cadence in the UK. With the capability of the AWR Design Environment, we can assist with the simulation of hardware and system design for a wide range of applications across various …

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GD Rectifiers acquires Harmsworth Townley & Co

GD Rectifiers Ltd has announced the completion of its acquisition of Harmsworth Townley & Co Ltd (Power Semiconductors/Electronics Division), a UK distributor of high power semiconductors across the industrial, communications, consumer and medical device markets. As part of the acquisition, GD Rectifiers has acquired the Harmsworth Townley business, product portfolio …

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Providing a Continuous Source for NXP Support

NXP 80C51-based 8/16-bit MCU Family The ‘8051’ has been one of the most prolific microcontroller CPUs for over 3 decades. NXP Semiconductors through its heritage with Philips Semiconductors was a primary source for these products. To provide continued customer support, NXP transferred their 80C51-based 8/16-bit MCU product line to Rochester …

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Lattice launches 2nd generation security solution with Mach-NX FPGA

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, the low power programmable leader, has announced the Lattice Mach™-NX FPGA family, the second generation in its successful line of secure control FPGAs. Building on the capabilities of the Lattice MachXO3D™ family announced in 2019, Mach-NX FPGAs deliver heightened security features and the fast, power-efficient processing needed …

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