ICs & Semiconductors

Factory programmable digital Hall-effect sensors able to deliver custom solutions

Melexis Technologies NV has introduced two new parts to its programmable digital Hall effect sensor line. The MLX92231 and MLX92211 feature EEPROM memory, allowing magnetic switching thresholds to be configured (including hysteresis). Both are factory pre-programmed to precise Hall effect switch or latch specifications, bringing tailored results that match the customer’s specific application requirements.

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New high sensitivity latching digital Hall-effect sensor ICs from Honeywell

Honeywell Sensing and Control’s new SS360PT and SS460P High Sensitivity Latching Hall-Effect Sensor ICs come with built-in pull-up resistors and have been designed to combine both economy and high performance for demanding, cost-sensitive high-volume applications, such as commuting brushless DC motors used for medical equipment and appliances as well as for flow-rate sensing, speed and RPM sensing, tachometers, counter pickups, motor and fan controls.

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NXP unveils LPC solutions for Internet radio audio streaming and dual hi-speed USB applications

NXP Semiconductors has introduced two LPC solutions to its portfolio for Internet Radio and dual USB applications. Theses new solutions are able to provide all the hardware and software that is required to build functional designs, and showcase the advanced features of the LPC4357 and LPC1837 microcontrollers.

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Motor driver IC realises 0.1µA current in standby mode

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced the introduction of a full-bridge DC motor driver IC incorporating a standby function that realises power supply current in standby mode of 0.1µA or less. The TB67H301FTG is designed for use in industrial and consumer equipment where extending battery life or time between charging is important. Typical applications are expected to include printers, vending machines and home appliances.

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Analog Devices MEMS technology used in Withings Pulse Activity Tracker

Analog Devices, a supplier of high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, has revealed that its ADXL362 MEMS accelerometer has been integrated into the Pulse activity tracker developed by Withings, a company that creates smart products and apps to help people take care of their health and well-being.

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Linear introduces new IO-Link master IC for harsh industrial environments

The LTC2874 from Linear Technology is an IO-Link master IC that combines a power and communications interface to four remote IO-Link devices (slaves). A rugged interface and rich feature set make the devices suitable for larger systems implementing IO-Link (IEC61131-9) in harsh, industrial environments. Managing four slaves per master IC, the LTC2874 reduces board space, design complexity and costs while increasing levels of reliability.

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Programmable Hall effect sensor targets high performance current sensing deployments

Melexis has made a further addition to its customer programmable Triaxis Hall effect sensor IC portfolio. Targeted predominantly at use in electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and renewable energy systems, the high speed devices in the MLX91208 series each offer a response time of just 3µs.

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