2016-06-07 - Christian Rausch

Utilise CFL ballast to drive LEDs

Learn how you can use a CFL-ballast IC for driving a string of as many as 64 LEDs. A ballast IC essentially is a self-oscillating half-bridge for offline operation.

2016-06-07 - John Cosley

Common issues with WGL scan data structures

Here is a look at a number of common problems and misunderstandings when it comes to WGL files with scan present.

2016-06-07 - Antonio Eguizabal

Scope helps obtain Bode plots in non-50Ω environments

Here's a vertical amplifier that isolates high-Z circuit from low-Z network-analyser input.

2016-06-07 - Concept Engineering

Schematic engine touts JavaScript, HTML5 -based capabilities

The latest Nlview from Concept Engineering enables interactive tools for design debugging, design visualisation and automated design creation that seamlessly run within standard web browsers.

2016-06-07 - Bike2 Aps

Hybrid powertrain redefines e-bike concept

Bike2 Aps brings an innovative powertrain found in BMW i8 sports cars, as well as in boats and aircrafts, into their electric bike drive system.

2016-06-07 - Susan Nordyk

Encapsulated DC/DC converters flaunt up to 60W output

The DTE20, DTE40 and DTE60 series from XP Power each comprise eight models offering of choice of two 4:1 input voltage ranges of 9VDC to 36VDC and 18VDC to 75VDC.

2016-06-07 - DDC

DDC intros modular position, torque, speed motor controller

The PW-87/88 series is available with 600VDC/1.2kVDC, up to 75A output current, and is easily configured for optimal motor performance utilising the supplied Windows-based GUI.

2016-06-06 - Allegro MicroSystems

Unipolar Hall-effect switch flaunts built in diagnostics

The A1162 from Allegro touts on-chip electromagnetic coils used to implement self-test of the sensor’s entire electrical signal chain, and avoids redundant sensors in safety-critical applications.

2016-06-06 - Ransom Stephens

Clearing the confusion on PAM4 SER, BER

Distinguishing bit error ratio (BER) from symbol error ratio (SER) may seem simple enough, but after saying "BER" for the longest time, it is easy to make obvious mistakes.

2016-06-06 - Susan Nordyk

14V PMIC boasts peak currents up to 3A

Exar’s XR77103 features an I2C interface that is used to control output voltage from 0.8V to 6V, switching frequency from 300kHz to 2.2MHz, power sequencing and current limit.