MicroSystems, Inc.'sA8515 device has advanced
protection features to provide optimized viewing. It integrates a current-mode
boost converter with internal power switch and two current sinks.
boost converter can drive up to 24 LEDs at 120 mA. The two LED
current sinks can also be paralleled together to achieve LED currents up to
240 mA. This new device can operate from a single power supply from 5 to
40V. The low 720 mV regulation voltage on LED current sources reduces
power loss and improves efficiency. A comprehensive fault table is included in
the datasheet to describe the leading-edge performance and protection features
of the A8515. It also integrates a driver for an (optional) external input
A8515GLPTR-T is available in an eTSSOP-16 (LP) exposed pad package for advanced
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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