In the past weekTexas Instruments introduced the industry’s first signal conditioner capable of driving the serial-attached SCSI (SAS-3) protocol. Supporting the faster data rates of the newest SCSI standard, the DS125BR800A multi-protocol repeater is also compatible with 3-Gbps and 6-Gbps SAS link rates used in data center applications.
Consuming 35 percent less power, the 8-channel, unidirectional DS125BR800A doubles the interconnect reach of current solutions and enables seamless management of the link training protocol. The device supports the PCI Express (PCIe) Gen-1, Gen-2, Gen-3 and SATA 1.5-Gbps, 3-Gbps and 6-Gbps interface standards. The flexibility enables one device fto be employed or multiple protocols with data rates up to 12.5 Gbps.
And there was another ‘first’ with Linear Technology Corporation revealing the company’s first synchronous SEPIC, inverting, boost and flyback multi-topology DC/DC controller. The LT8710 replaces the output diode with a high efficiency P-channel MOSFET that increases efficiency, maximises output current (up to 10 A) and eliminates the heat sink typically required in medium to high power applications. The result is a versatile solution for a wide range of power supply designs.
Focusing on automotive and commercial applications, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has expanded the company’s offering of TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with seven 45 V and 50 V devices. The high current density rectifiers offer current ratings from 3 A to 8 A and low forward voltage drop in the low-profile, surface-mount DO-221BC (SMPA) package.
Also of note Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has added to the company’s UMOS VIII-H high-speed, ultra-efficient MOSFET family. There will be an additonal 32 devices that offer voltage ratings of 60-250 V as well as a number of surface-mount packaging options.