Texas Instruments keeps power low, working with voltages as low as 1.8V. The OPA333 uses auto-zeroing techniques to simultaneously provide two microVolt offset and quiescent current of 17 microAmps. High-impedance inputs offer a common-mode range 100mV beyond both rails, with rail-to-rail output that swings within 100mV of the rail.
The CMOS parts also maintain minimal drift over time and temperature. Common-mode rejection ratio doesn't have the crossover errors often associated with many complementary input stages. Auto-zeroing techniques provide very low offset voltage and near-zero drift over time and temperature. SC70, SOT23-5 and SO-8 packages are priced at $0.95 in 1,000 piece orders. For more information on TI's analog and mixed signal products, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/ 4924-531.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.