Electronics Weekly – Samsung Unbreakable Panels, Synopsys Ethernet IP & More
Vincent Charbonneau posted on August 03, 2018 |

Analog Devices Low IQ Buck Controller

LTC3372 buck controller. (Image courtesy of Analog Devices.)
LTC3372 buck controller. (Image courtesy of Analog Devices.)

Analog Devices has announced the LTC3372, an integrated power management device for systems that require multiple low-voltage outputs generated from an input voltage as high as 60V. The LTC3372 features a 60V synchronous buck switching regulator controller followed by four configurable synchronous monolithic buck regulators.

The LTC3372’s buck controller operates over a 4.5V to 60V input voltage range and drives an all N-channel MOSFET power stage. Its output can be programmed to either 3.3V or 5V and can generate an output current up to 20A. The controller output is typically used to feed the four monolithic buck regulators.

For more information, visit Analog Devices’ website.

Maxim PMICs

MAX77714 and MAX77752 PMICs. (Image courtesy of Maxim.)
MAX77714 and MAX77752 PMICs. (Image courtesy of Maxim.)

Maxim has launched a pair of scalable power-management ICs (PMICs), MAX77714 and MAX77752, that let designers of mobile systems maximize performance per watt while increasing system efficiency for computationally intensive deep-learning systems on chip (SoCs), FPGAs and application processors.

The MAX77714 and MAX77752 address a spectrum of applications ranging from augmented reality/virtual reality, gaming, solid-state drives, security and industrial internet of things (IoT) to handheld devices such as cameras and home automation hubs. The devices consume 40 percent less power than standard systems and the PMICs extend battery life while providing a compact form factor.

Information concerning pricing and availability can be found on Maxim’s website.

MicrosemiCache Protection for Secure Encryption

Adaptec Smart Storage 12Gbps SAS/SATA adapters. (Image courtesy of Microsemi.)
Adaptec Smart Storage 12Gbps SAS/SATA adapters. (Image courtesy of Microsemi.)

Microsemi has released a lineup of Adaptec Smart Storage 12Gbps SAS/SATA adapters: the SmartRAID 3162-8i and SmartRAID 3162-8i /e. The SmartRAID 3162-8i offers an increased level of integration with the inclusion of a super capacitor directly on the adapter to support write cache data protection.

On the other hand, the SmartRAID 3162-8i /e introduces a general market 12 Gbps SAS/SATA redundant array of independent disk (RAID) adapter with maxCrypto, a line rate controller-based encryption (CBE) solution offering enhanced security and flexibility compared to disk-based encryption systems.

For more information, visit Microsemi’s website.

Samsung Unbreakable Display Panel

Unbreakable OLED display. (Image courtesy of Samsung.)
Unbreakable OLED display. (Image courtesy of Samsung.)

Samsung has stated that its recently-developed, unbreakable smartphone panel has just been officially verified by Underwriters Laboratories. The company said that in addition to being used on smartphones, the display is suitable with other electronic products such as display consoles for automobiles, mobile military devices, portable game consoles, and tablet PCs for e-learning.

Samsung Display developed the flexible OLED panel with an unbreakable substrate and an overlay window securely adhered to it. Current-generation flexible display designs attach a glass-covered window to their display that often breaks when severely impacted.

Additional technical specifications are available on Samsung’s website.

Synopsys Ethernet IP

56G Eye diagram. (Image courtesy of Synopsys.)
56G Eye diagram. (Image courtesy of Synopsys.)

Synopsys has unveiled its DesignWare 56G Ethernet PHY IP for emerging 400 Gbpshyperscale data center system-on-chips (SoCs). The 56G Ethernet PHY architecture incorporates the company’s data converters with a configurable transmitter and digital signal processor-based receiver to provide power and performance trade-offs for the target application.

For a more reliable timing recovery and better jitter performance, the 56G Ethernet PHY receiver features a multi-loop clock and data recovery circuit, as well as a full-featured DSP. The architecture of the PAM-4 transmitter allows for precise feed forward equalization to achieve channel performance requirements. The 56G Ethernet PHY’s scalable architecture functions as a tool for next-generation 800G Ethernet applications requiring 112G connectivity.

For more information, visit Synopsys’ website.

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