Power supply IC packs eight buck regulators
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Power supply IC packs eight buck regulators

Aimed at systems requiring multiple low-voltage supplies, Linear Technology’s LTC3374A can be configured to supply two to eight independent regulated outputs with 15 possible output-current configurations. Each of the eight synchronous 1-A buck converters is powered from an...

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A1367 – Field programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC
Sensor

A1367 – Field programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has added a field programmable precision linear Hall-effect current sensor IC with features including a 240 kHz bandwidth, integrated voltage regulator, reverse battery protection, user-selectable ratiometry, and uni- or bi-directional output options. By...

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The future of IC design
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The future of IC design

R Colin Johnson @ edn.com discuss about the future of IC design and the different technologies that can extend Moore Law. Such technologies include 3D memories, superconducting, quantum, neuromorphic and photonic mixed-signal devices. To celebrate 60 years of EDN, we’re looking...

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Memory upgrade for ESP8266
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Memory upgrade for ESP8266

Pete show us how to upgrade your ESP8266 with 32Mbit memory chip. Some time ago I passed comment in here about converting an ESP-01 to 32Mb  (or 4MB).  And here it is in the flesh – a 32Mb ESP-01 – and also – at last – Sonoff Upgrades. Now, why would you want to do all...

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Inside the tiny RFID chip that runs San Francisco’s race
IC

Inside the tiny RFID chip that runs San Francisco’s race

Ken Shirriff teardowns an RFID chip used to track the time each runner took to run the race. At the beginning and end of the race, the runners cross special mats that contain antennas and broadcast ultra high frequency radio signals. The runner's RFID chip detects this signal and...

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World’s First 1,000-Processor Chip
Technology

World’s First 1,000-Processor Chip

by Andy Fell: A microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors has been designed by a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The energy-efficient “KiloCore” chip has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion...

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Micro-supercapacitor fits inside IoT chips
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Micro-supercapacitor fits inside IoT chips

by Jan Buiting @ elektormagazine.com: Zero-power autonomous devices will abound on the IoT of the future, and battery manufacturers are scratching their heads to come up with the best possible solution ensuring high energy and power density at miniature scale. A new material...

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Energy monitoring using ATM90E26
Test/Measurements

Energy monitoring using ATM90E26

Tisham Dhar designed an ATM90E26 energy meter breakout board which can be used in single phase power measurements. After designing and testing the ADE7763 based Energy Monitor Breakout Board, I started looking around for cheaper and more modern alternatives.I came across the Atmel...

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