Maxim Integrated, a reputed company that develops innovative analog and mixed signal products as well as technologies, has rolled out two power management ICs (PMICs) namely MAX77650 and MAX77651. These ICs have been particularly developed to address the need for increased battery life and efficiency. The PMICs cater to the user group including the likes of designers of Bluetooth headphones, activity monitors, smart garments, smartwatches, and other size-constrained devices. Size is a critical factor for the wearables and hearables as these continue to move to smaller forms. Most PMICs require additional components like boost, buck, and low dropout (LDO) regulators; a charge; and current regulators for LED indicators.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc., a well-known provider of innovative analog and mixed-signal products and technologies, has officially revealed a high-brightness LED controller labeled as MAX20078. It’s the only product available with a fast response time and low electromagnetic interference (EMI) for exterior LED lighting and improved safety applications. This LED controller allows designers to achieve high performance, ease of design, and fast time-to-market. It can be used ideally for matrix lighting designs. In such applications, the LED drivers and controllers have to face certain challenges. For example, switching LEDs at high speeds can cause overshoots and undershoots in the current.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc., a reputed company that designs, manufactures, and sells analog as well as mixed-signal integrated circuits, has introduced the MAX14819. It’s a dual-channel, IO-Link master transceiver that will allow designers of Industry 4.0 applications to achieve robust communications and reduce power dissipation by 50%. The fanless programmable logic controller (PLC) and IO-Link gateway systems used in the present time must dissipate large amounts of power depending on IO configuration including the IO-Link, digital input/output, analog input/output. However with the evolution of these PLCs into new Industrial 4.0 smart factories, there is a need to achieve smarter, faster, and lower power solution while meeting IO-Link and standard IO (SIO) compliance.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has introduced Himalaya synchronous step-down DC-DC converters that comply with the international electronical commission (IEC) and safety integrated level (SIL) standards to achieve long-term system reliability. MAX17572 and MAX17574 are highly efficient converters that offer a 40% reduction in power dissipation and shrink solution size by 50% as compared to other solutions. The industrial market is witnessing digitization at a rapid race with continual improvement in the safety, performance, and intelligence of systems. In order to deploy processors from sensors to control units, designers are required to reduce power dissipation while managing space constraints.
Maxim Integrated, a reputed designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal products and technologies, has revealed the MAX17055 ModelGauge m5. The new fuel gauge would allow developers to design the portable device with maximum accuracy and low power host-side battery gauges.For a good performance, the traditional fuel gauges need extensive characterization of each battery type used in specific applications. This implies complicated battery characterization that piles up time and resources to the design cycle. However, with the MAX17055’s ModelGauge m5 EZ configuration, there is no need for battery characterization and hence it shortens customer’s time to market.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has unveiled the MAX20310 ultra-low quiescent current (IQ) PMIC that would aid primary cell wearable medical and fitness applications designers to bring down the solution size by 50% while extending the battery life. The wearable MAX20310 supports a low input voltage of just 0.7V for common Alkaline Battery architecture, as well as, new high-energy density battery architectures such as Zinc Air and Silver Oxide. While designing applications for medical and fitness wearables, one has to take into account a lot of factors like ultra-small form factor and a long battery life. However, building a sophisticated power tree requires a lot of board space, high quiescent current and high battery consumption in the sleep mode.