2016-10-20 - Graham Prophet

ITU-approved charger standard covers laptops, portables

Recommendation ITU-T L.1002 provides for improved energy efficiency and is expected to lead to significant reductions in e-waste.

2016-08-22 - Rohde & Schwarz

Triggering option decodes and debugs M-PHY interfaces

The new option gives users dedicated access to protocol results in the lowest M-PHY physical layer.

2016-07-26 - Ams

Light sensors shrink LED emitter-to-sensor gap to 1mm

The TMD2620 and TMD2725 enable aperture size as small as 1.4 and 2.0mm respectively.

2016-07-22 - Carolyn Mathas

Bleeder-less LED driver ICs reduce BOM count by 40%

The ICs provide up to 22W without the use of a heatsink and are packed into a very small SO-8 footprint.

2016-07-15 - Brian Di[pert

Consumer electronics: 60 years into the future

In this article, we take a look into the future- to the overarching themes and specific technologies that will be the future of consumer electronics.

2016-07-04 - Toshiba

Built-in LDO, daisy-chain pins trim LED modules

In a typical system, power supply has to be supplied to LED driver ICs and LEDs separately. Using the new product, the number of wires mounting the new driver can be reduced to four.

- Cabe Atwell

Editor’s picks: 10 Engineering projects you can do

From robotics to submarine ROVs and beyond, we put together the top 10 projects engineers of all skill levels can do.

2016-07-01 - STMicroelectronics

Battery-charger chip saves board space in wearables

The highly integrated STBC02 IC combines all of the most frequently demanded features for energy management in wearable and portable devices.

2016-06-29 - Julien Happich

TR-Hybrid display optimises display switching modes

The Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) in Japan has developed a smartphone-sized 4.38 inches hybrid display that combines two display technologies into one: OLED for its very high contrast and colour quality indoors, and reflective LCD for its high readability in bright outdoors.

2016-06-28 - Susan Nordyk

Step-down converter handles 40A continuous output

The TPS548D22 converter’s D-CAP3 control mode supports large bulk capacitors and/or small MLCCs without external loop compensation.