Future Electronics – Graphics display dev board provides choice of options for sophisticated HMI designs


Future Electronics’ Centre of Excellence has introduced the Amber development board which demonstrates several processing hardware platforms and various LCD displays for sophisticated but low-cost Human-Machine Interface (HMI) designs. Developers using the Amber board can choose one of four microcontrollers from NXP, Microchip and STMicroelectronics, which have integrated graphics controller/accelerator functions. The Amber board is […]

NXP – PMICs provide highly integrated power solution for MCUs or applications processors

NXP Semiconductors supplies a wide range of Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs), which provide high-performance power- management solutions for various applications in the automotive, consumer and industrial markets. Use of a PMIC provides a highly integrated alternative to the implementation of a circuit based on multiple discrete components. NXP PMICs integrate power management, system control, […]

STMicroelectronics – Battery-charger chip cuts cost and design time for wearable and portable devices


STMicroelectronics has introduced a battery-charger chip which integrates all important energy-management functions without compromising performance and power consumption. The STBC03 IC implements linear charging of single-cell lithium-ion batteries using a constant-current/ constant-voltage algorithm and charge termination. It supplies a fast-charge current up to 650mA which is adjustable with an external resistor. Pre-charge current values can […]

STMicroelectronics – Digital controller suitable for interleaved CCM power factor correction circuits


Fully configurable through an intuitive GUI, STMicroelectronics’ new STNRGPF01 digital controller for Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuits provides the same level of performance as a DSP, but with a much lower level of complexity and with no requirement for firmware development. Rugged enough for high-end industrial Switch- Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) as well as high-power […]

STMicroelectronics – Power driver integrates gate drivers and four MOSFETs in a single package


STMicroelectronics’ PWD13F60 is a high-density power driver which integrates gate drivers and four N-channel power MOSFETs in a single package. The MOSFETs, which are in a dual half-bridge configuration, feature low on-resistance of 320mΩ, and are rated for a 600V drain-source breakdown voltage. The embedded gate drivers’ high side can easily be supplied by an […]

STMicroelectronics – Single high-side switch ideal for high-safety automation systems


The IPS160H and IPS161H from STMicroelectronics are monolithic high-side switches which can drive capacitive, resistive or inductive loads with one side connected to ground. They are intended for use in designs which must comply with the requirements of the Safety Integrity Level (SIL) specifications applied by functional safety standards. Features of the IPS16xH parts that […]

STMicroelectronics – Smart power management: an effective way to minimise stand-by power


This Design Note describes power-management techniques implemented in the VIPerPlus series of AC-DC converter ICs which may be used to minimise stand-by power consumption in household appliances. Use of the VIPerPlus converters enables designers of appliance Switch-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) to comply with the most demanding energy-saving regulations, through: • Advanced light-load management • A […]