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±0.5 ppm stable 1.2V TCXO targets GPS applications Operating at a 1.2V supply voltage, Rakon’s RIT2016C TCXO can reduces its power consumption further with its enabledisable mode to deliver better power management. The 2.0x1.6x0.8mm unit is available 19.2MHz, 26.0MHz and 38.4 MHz frequencies, with a frequency versus temperature stability as tight as ±0.5 ppm over the -40 to 85°C range. This low power TCXO is aimed at applications with stringent battery life requirements such as smart meters, smartphones, GPS and fitness watches when low power consumption and high stability are key features. Rakon www.rakon.com 18W to 200W LED drivers feature easy-to-install wiring compartments The GenLume series of LED drivers from ERG Lighting offers a wide range of efficient and reliable drivers with output power from 18W to 200W, including exclusive easy-to-install wiring compartments that eliminate the need for a J-box. Applications include signage, outdoor lighting, strip lighting, and industrial illumination (such as high-bay lighting in warehouses and factories). The GenLume XLD and SLD series are designed to operate with the highest efficiency and reliability at extreme environmental temperature and humidity conditions. They are UL-Listed for use in the U.S. and Canada and feature the exclusive easy-to-install wiring compartments that eliminate the need for a J-box, saving time and money. These drivers operate over a wide temperature range of -40 to 60°C without derating and are available with IP 65 option for operation in wet outdoor applications. User-adjustable output voltage and current are also standard features that make them the most versatile drivers on the market. The energy-efficient XLA series is a premier line of LED drivers that delivers smooth and flicker-free AC line dimming. This series is provided with either a 90-132 VAC input or a 180-264 VAC input option. The XLA series has been fully tested to work with a wide range of TRIAC and ELV dimmer switches on the market and dims to full off. The XLA Series is Energy Star/CEC compliant and meets UL, cUL, CE, CB, FCC class B and other international regulatory requirements. ERG Lighting www.erglighting.com Flexible LED drivers with adjustable current range The TALEXXconverter TOP product family complements Tridonic’s LED driver portfolio. At all members of this new product family the current range can be adjusted according to the respective wattage in small increments from 350mA to 1750mA. Comfort and protection functions such as output current regulation, temperature management and integrated temperature control ensure a reliable operation over the entire lifetime. Main features of the TALEXXconverter TOP are a high efficiency of up to 92% and an adjustable output current. Depending of the target wattage range the drivers are designed for LED currents of 150 - 400mA, 350 - 900mA, or 900mA - 1750mA. The current is adjusted by means of a resistor or by optional pre-fabricated resistors, called I-Select plugs. Depending on the respective model, current is adjusted in increments of 25mA or 50mA. Thus the drivers can be adapted to many different LED modules. The TOP series starts with products for an output power of 25 to 55W and will be gradually expanded. Tridonic plans to cover the power range from 10 to 100W. Tridonic www.tridonic.com Compact 16-bit MCUs ease development of automotive systems Renesas Electronics introduced the RL78/F13 and RL78/F14 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that contribute to enhanced development efficiency, reduced system costs, lower system power consumption and improved functional safety features for automotive control systems. The new MCU product line consists of total of 91 products including 60 products in the RL78/F13 Group and 31 products in the FL78/F14 Group. The RL78/F13 MCUs are designed for use in a wide range of automotive applications; from body control systems such as power window and side mirror control, to automotive motor control systems such as electric water pumps and cooling fans. The RL78/F14 MCUs support the body control system applications, such as body control module and HVAC control that require especially large memory capacities. The new MCUs all integrate the same CPU core, peripheral functions including automotive networks such as CAN and LIN, and pin layout. The RL78/ F13 and RL78/F14 MCUs also adopt the high-functionality MCU peripheral functions of the existing Renesas’ 78K0R and R8C CPU cores. The chip supports high-temperature operation up to 150°C in a QFN package that is approximately 69% smaller than Renesas’ existing 32-pin SSOP. Standby mode current consumption is only 500 nA. The RL78/F13 and RL78/F14 MCUs incorporate a variety of hardware features that support systems’ functional safety including: a test function that verifies that the A/D converter is operating correctly by converting a reference voltage or the power supply voltage and comparing the result to a standard value; a function that prevents software runaway by detecting stack overflow with an interrupt; and a function that detects if an external clock oscillator has stopped by comparing it to an internal oscillator. Sample of Renesas Electronics’ new RL78/F13 and RL78/F14 MCUs are available now. Mass production is scheduled to begin in September 2014. Renesas Electronics www.renesas.com 48 Electronic Engineering Times Europe October 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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