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Automotive

Automotive audio bus boosts digital audio quality, uses UTP wiring

In what will be regarded as a challenge to incumbent technologies such as MOST, and to the trend for “everything-Ethernet” - in this case, Ethernet AVB - Analog Devices’ AD2410 transceiver uses the new Automotive Audio Bus (A²B) to deliver 50 Mbps bandwidth while reducing audio system cost, weight, and design complexity.

Power Management

Digitally-enhanced analogue controllers blend digital power, analogue loops

Claiming to combine the flexible control and telemetry aspects of digital power supply architectures with easy-to-use analogue control loops, Microchip’s MCP19118/9 provide simple analogue PWM control and a configurable MCU to yield the first PMBus compatible controller with up to 40V operation.

Medical

Disposable liquid flow sensors expand medical device options

Sensirion has designed disposable liquid flow sensor solutions for medical devices. The use of intelligent, compact and cost-effective disposable liquid flow sensors will change the field of drug delivery and enable solutions to be provided which are safer, more reliable and more mobile for care in the hospital and at home.

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