How to lower relay power consumption
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How to lower relay power consumption

Clever way of starting-up relays discussed in this app note from Maxim Integrated. via dangerousprototypes.com Relays are often used as electrically controlled switches. Unlike transistors, their switch contacts are electrically isolated from the control input. On the other hand, the...

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Fuel gauges offer highest level of battery protection
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Fuel gauges offer highest level of battery protection

Maxim's MAX17301 and the MAX17311 1-cell fuel gauge devices allow fine tuning of voltage and current thresholds based on various temperature zones with a low quiescent current of 24μA Maxim Integrated Products has developed a 1-cell battery fuel gauge that can provide counterfeit and...

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Real-time clock for wearables draws under 180nA
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Real-time clock for wearables draws under 180nA

More than 35 percent smaller than the tiniest RTC alternatives, the MAX31341B nanoPower real-time clock (RTC) from Maxim Integrated Products operates at less than 180nA. By Julien Happich @ eenewsembedded.com The 2x1.5mm device offloads the central microcontroller from timekeeping,...

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Single-Battery Charger and Fuel Gauge Reference Design for Arduino Platforms
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Single-Battery Charger and Fuel Gauge Reference Design for Arduino Platforms

The MAXREFDES96# from Maxim Integrated Products is an Arduino Uno R3-compatible board that provides battery charge, boost, and data-logging capabilities. The board can be operated tethered to a power supply or computer to charge a battery and operate untethered to use the battery to...

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3V DACs used in ±10V applications
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3V DACs used in ±10V applications

Boosting DAC’s output to drive larger voltage tackled in this app note from MAXIM Integrated. Many modern systems have the majority of their electronics powered by 3.3V or lower, but must drive external loads with ±10V, a range that is still very common in industrial applications....

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Highly Integrated USB-C Buck Charger from Maxim Reduces Size by 30 Percent
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Highly Integrated USB-C Buck Charger from Maxim Reduces Size by 30 Percent

Designers of portable Li-ion battery-powered electronics now have a simplified and more flexible way to add a USB Type-C (USB-C) charging system to their products with the MAX77860 3A switch-mode charger from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). This USB-C buck charger...

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Maxim Integrated MAXM17552 Compact Step-Down Power Module
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Maxim Integrated MAXM17552 Compact Step-Down Power Module

Maxim MAXM17552 Compact Step-Down Power Modules are part of the Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs that offer cooler, smaller, and simpler power-supply solutions. The high efficiency, synchronous, step-down MAXM17552 DC-DC power module consists of an integrated controller,...

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MAX1726x  – Maxim Integrated fuel-gauge IC family
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MAX1726x – Maxim Integrated fuel-gauge IC family

Maxim Integrated has developed an algorithm to accurately estimate the battery state of charge and safely handle most batteries. Designers of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-powered mobile devices such as wearables, electric bicycles, power tools and internet of things (IoT) products can...

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