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.
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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