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Smallest MCU with built-in pre-driver for motor control

Toshiba has launched the TMPM37AFSQG microcontroller (MCU) as the latest addition to its ARM Cortex-M3-based TX03 series. The IC is claimed to be the world’s smallest vector control MCU to incorporate an original coprocessor, the Vector Engine Plus, and a pre-driver to implement brushless DC motor control.

The TMPM37AFSQG contains a pre-driver that directly drives the MOSFET in small applications, including small motors, server fans, small cooling fans, vent fans, ...

MCU safety package for industrial applications

Infineon Technologies has announced a safety package for the XMC4000 range of 32-bit microcontrollers. The XMC4000 safety package is claimed to help develop TÜV-certified automation systems that conform to Safety Integrity Levels SIL2 and SIL3. The XMC4000 Safety Package was developed specifically for industrial high-end applications such as factory automation, industrial motor control and robotics.

Powerful industrial controllers for IoT applications

NI has released the IC-3173 range of industrial controllers that are claimed to address the complex requirements of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The controllers are said to feature fifth generation Intel Core processors, rugged packaging, built-in I/O and extensive connectivity options.

16bit MCU range expanded

Microchip has expanded its PIC microcontroller portfolio with the PIC24FGB6 family. Included in the range are parts with up to 1Mbyte of ECC flash and 32kbyte of RAM – the first 16bit MCU in its range to offer such a large memory.

High performance, low noise ADC

RF, imaging and semiconductor company e2v has announced plans to launch the EV12AS350, a next generation 12-bit Analogue-to-Digital Converter (ADC), that is claimed to offer 5.4GSps, low latency and low noise.

Improved reliability and efficiency in automotive applications

TT Electronics has launched the HA65A range of surface mount power inductors for high frequency and high temperature applications.The inductors are designed to meet the requirements of the automotive market’s growing need for certified, high power inductors specifically for buck, boost or buck-boost power converter topologies for optimum voltage regulation at fast switching frequencies.

Wireless power receiver IC promises faster charging for mobile devices

Toshiba has launched what it claims is the industry’s first single-chip 15W wireless power receiver IC that is compliant with the Qi v1.2 specifications defined by the Wireless Power Consortium. The TC7766WBG has been designed for use in mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and a range of mobile industrial devices.

I/O-intensive FPGAs for cost-sensitive applications

Xilinx has released the Spartan-7; an FPGA range that it claims will deliver I/O intensive devices for cost-sensitive applications. The range is suitable for use in automotive, consumer, industrial IoT, data centre, wired and wireless communications, and portable medical applications.

Intelligent power modules enable efficient, reliable appliances

STMicroelectronics has released 600V, second generation intelligent SLIMM power modules that are claimed to enhance the efficiency and reliability of domestic and industrial appliances, such as motor drives in compressors, pumps and fans. Targeting drives working up to 20kHz in hard-switching circuits, ST’s modules are said to enable an increase in energy efficiency over application power outputs from 300W to 3kW.

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