High Efficiency, Ultralow IQ A Sync Buck Regulator

with Leonard Shtargot Staff Engineer, Power Products The LT®8610 step-down regulator integrates key high performance features in one compact IC. It offers synchronous rectification, for efficiencies up to 96%. The low quiescent current of 2.5µA extends battery life and saves extra circuitry. High speed switching minimizes board space and helps avoid EMI problems. A low …

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Low-power Wireless Modules Support Multiple Protocols

NXP Semiconductors has announced a family of small-footprint wireless modules based on the ultra-low-power JN5168 microcontroller. Supporting multiple network stacks including Zig Bee Home Automation, Zig Bee Light Link, Zig Bee Smart Energy, Jen Net-IP and RF4CE, the JN5168 wireless modules feature footprints as small as 16 x 21 mm and very low power consumption …

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Twelve tips for using the Rigol DS1052E Oscilloscope

Push the knobs The knobs all have convenient actions if you push them: pushing Vertical Position or Horizontal Position centers the trace vertically or horizontally. Pushing Tigger Level sets it to zero. Pushing Scale sets it to fine adjust mode. Long Memory If you don’t use Long Memory, you’re wasting most of the capacity of …

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Evaluating Different Approaches for Interfacing Touchscreens

This article looks at the latest touchscreen sensor technologies and the wide range of interfaces that the different technologies use. It also evaluates the different approaches for interfacing such sensors for human interfaces from three, four and five wire to USB, covering sensors and interfaces from Atmel, 3M, IR Touch Systems, and NKK Switches. Resistive …

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Smart Meter Transceiver IC has Range of 15 km

Semtech has launched the SX1272, the first product in a new family of long-range Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFICs) with a transmission range up to 15 kilometers. The SX1272 integrates Semtech’s new LoRa (long range) modulation technology to enable drastic range improvements over alternative modulation methods. Compared to a typical range of 1 to 2 …

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