Diodes Incorporated – New automotive-grade Hall-effect ICs offer wide choice of switching sensitivities


Diodes Inc., has introduced the AH336xQ and AH339xQ series of high-voltage, unipolar Hall-effect switch ICs for automotive applications. The automotive-qualified AH336xQ and AH339xQ magnetic switches offer a wide range of operating sensitivities. Intended for position and proximity sensing in automotive applications, these contactless switches may be used in both the cabin and the engine compartment. […]

Hirose – Waterproof, shielded circular connectors have IP68 rating


Hirose has introduced the LF series of robust, compact circular connectors for applications which require a high level of water resistance. The LF connectors, which have a bayonet locking mechanism, are supplied as cable-mount plugs, panel-mount receptacles and cable-mount jacks for in-line connections. The connectors feature an electrically shielded structure with springs inside the housing. […]

OSRAM – New DEXAL power and signal interface transforms luminaires into networked smart lights


OSRAM’s DEXAL® is a non-proprietary, intra-luminaire interface which is based on the DALI® communications standard for lighting equipment. It provides a power channel and enables bi-directional communication between a compatible OSRAM OPTOTRONIC® LED driver and DEXAL components integrated in lighting fixtures. This DEXAL technology allows manufacturers to create smart, connected lighting fixtures with just a […]

RECOM – Boost regulator module for single-cell batteries offers low stand-by power consumption


RECOM has extended its R-78S series of boost switching regulator modules, which is intended for use in IoT devices and wireless transceivers powered by a single-cell battery. Combining a wide input-voltage range, high efficiency and low stand-by losses, the R-78S regulator extends the working lifetime of singlecell batteries by maintaining a stable output all the […]

STMicroelectronics – 250mA LDO regulator draws very low current in stand-by and shut-down modes


The LDLN025 from STMicroelectronics is a Low-Dropout (LDO) voltage regulator which provides a clean, accurate and stable output for noisesensitive loads, and which offers low power dissipation for use in battery powered applications. The LDLN025 is produced in multiple versions each with a fixed output voltage, from the lowest at 1.2V to the highest at […]

STMicroelectronics – Low-power LDO ideal for use in battery-powered applications


The STLQ020 from STMicroelectronics is a Low-Dropout (LDO) voltage regulator which features low power consumption in stand-by and shut-down modes, to help extend run-time between charges in battery-powered applications. The STLQ020 linear regulator, which operates from an input voltage ranging from 2V to 5.5V, supplies a maximum output current of 200mA. The typical dropout voltage […]

STMicroelectronics – Integrated transceiver enables design of compact KNX nodes


STMicroelectronics has introduced a highly integrated transceiver which helps to streamline the design of end nodes that support KNX, the popular network communications protocol for building-automation systems. The STKNX is a certified KNX transceiver and is approved for use in KNX TP1-256 twisted-pair networks. Housed in a small 4mm x 4mm QFN package and requiring […]

STMicroelectronics – Integrated features and higher efficiency extend appeal of Arm Cortex-M4-based MCUs


Two microcontroller lines from STMicroelectronics offer increased energy efficiency and more integrated features to add to the appeal of the STM32F4 Access Line of MCUs for high-performance embedded designs. Qualified for operation at temperatures up to 125°C, the STM32F413 MCU is intended for use in always-on sensor-acquisition applications, and is also ideally suited to general-purpose […]

STMicroelectronics – Integrated reader IC offers built-in compliance with multiple NFC protocols


STMicroelectronics’ ST25R3911B is a highly integrated NFC reader IC, which includes an RF Analogue Front End (AFE) and a data framing engine compliant with various NFC and RFID protocols. The ST25R3911B is intended for use in NFC infrastructure equipment in which the user needs high RF performance and flexibility combined with low power consumption. This […]

TE Connectivity – 3A-rated signal connectors provide secure mechanical termination


TE Connectivity’s Signal Double Lock connectors have a 2.5mm centreline pitch and are available in both wire-to-wire and wire-to-board configurations. This large family of compact, single-row connectors accepts wire sizes between 26 AWG and 20 AWG with insulation diameters as large as 1.8 mm. The Signal Double Lock connector system consists of plug and cap […]