Fibre optic networks bring the promise of fast broadband to new customers all around the world. It increasingly reaches new limits, but to provide a guaranteed level of service, that bandwidth must be managed effectively. A significant factor to that effectiveness is how it interfaces with other network equipment running over copper cable.
Highly integrated solutions for USB 3.2 data switching, USB Power Delivery and USB Battery Charging control, and transient protection help designers unleash the full potential of the USB Type-C interface.
In automotive applications, it’s essential to protect sensitive semiconductor components against power surges, transients and electrostatic discharge (ESD). A single transient voltage spike could easily damage or disrupt a component, while electrical noise of even relatively low energy can cause significant interruption to digital communications.
For the design of almost any electronics or electrical system, it’s important to maximise power efficiency. In mobile devices, better power efficiency delivers longer battery life, which is a key selling point. For basically any application, improving power efficiency means that size and weight can be reduced, and thermal management simplified – thus reducing costs. Of course, using less power also helps products to meet energy rating requirements, which may be a legal requirement, and an attractive feature for customers.
The ‘perfect storm’ of high bandwidth internet connectivity, deep learning algorithms and high-quality audio is enabling a new paradigm in user interfaces: the spoken word. The ability to interact with household appliances and cloud-based services through natural language is truly a sea-change in the way people and machines interact.
Product design demands an understanding of power management requirements and how to meet them. The latest LDOs from Diodes help meet the needs of almost any application.
Linear regulators such as the AP7380 series can offer convenience, simplicity, and flexibility in terms of input voltage.
A range of battery protection devices provides an easy and affordable way for OEMs to improve product safety and integrity.
USB Type-C: Everything you need to know about delivering high-speed serial connectivity in your devices
As well as being faster and able to deliver more power than its predecessors, USB Type‐C® makes some outwardly noticeable changes to this ubiquitous connectivity standard. For one, there’s a new reversible connector, which isn’t keyed so can be plugged into a port either way up. Secondly, USB Type‐C will see the same connectors used on both ends of the cable.
Automotive OEMs are migrating to BLDCs in order to maximize efficiency and reliability. This article looks at the important parameters engineers should consider during the design process, in order to meet these objectives.