Linear Technology introduces the LTC5566, a wideband, high dynamic range dual channel mixer with integrated programmable variable gain IF amplifiers. This dual mixer has a very wide, 300 MHz to 6 GHz input frequency range, specifically optimized and with extensive characterization at the emerging 3.6 and 4.5 GHz 5G bands, as well as the established 4G bands. The device supports bandwidths up to 400 MHz.
Linear Technology’s SmartMesh IP™ wireless sensor network (WSN) product line has expanded to address the growing needs of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. New capabilities include the SmartMesh® VManager™ networking software, which seamlessly increases the mesh network capacity to thousands of nodes.
This wireless BMS concept car, developed by Linear’s design partner LION Smart, combines Linear’s highly accurate battery stack monitors with its SmartMesh® wireless mesh networking products in a BMW i3, replacing the traditional wired connections between the battery packs and the battery management system.
Linear Technology introduces the LTM8049, a dual output, two-function DC/DC µModule® (power module) regulator in 15 mm x 9 mm x 2.42 mm BGA package. One function is SEPIC (single-ended primary-inductor converter) in which the output voltage is regulated while the input voltage can vary to be less, equal or more than the value of the output voltage.
Linear Technology announces the LTC6433-15, a wideband 15 dB gain block amplifier offering outstanding linearity of 47 dBm OIP3 (output third order intercept) and 3.22 dB noise figure at 150 MHz. The amplifier has excellent OP1dB (output 1dB compression point) of 19.2 dBm. The LTC6433-15 is uniquely different from other gain block amplifiers that are typically built using GaAs or pHEMT processes. These FET technologies have high 1/f noise corners on the order of 20 to 30 MHz.
Linear Technology introduces over 53 µModule® (micromodule) power products with SnPb BGA packages, targeting applications where the use of tin-lead soldering is preferred. µModule power products with SnPb BGA packages are offered in four DC/DC converter categories: (1) step-down or buck converters with single and multiple outputs, (2) buck-boost converters, (3) isolated converters, and (4) converters with PMBus digital telemetry with READ and WRITE data capability.
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC7813, a dual output (boost + buck), low quiescent current synchronous DC/DC controller. When cascaded, its independent step-up (boost) and step-down (buck) controllers regulate the output voltage from an input voltage that can be above, below, or equal to the output voltage, including during an automotive load dump or cold crank.
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC7813, a dual output (boost + buck), low quiescent current synchronous DC/DC controller. The LTC7813 operates from an input voltage of 4.5 to 60 V during start-up and maintains operation down to a 2.2 V input after start-up. The boost converter can produce an output voltage up to 60 V and the buck converter produces an output voltage ranging from 0.8 to 60V with the entire system achieving an efficiency as high as 98%.
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC2873, an RS485/RS232 multiprotocol transceiver in a small 20 mm² package. The LTC2873 integrates all the functions necessary to provide the most compact multiprotocol IC available today. Supporting ±26 kV HBM ESD bus protection, the LTC2873 provides a robust software-selectable interface for 3 to 5.5 V systems.
Linear Technology Corp. opened the company’s third semiconductor test facility in Singapore. The additional space for staff, equipment and materials will allow the company to more than double its production capacity of advanced analog circuits and µModule® (micromodule) products. This will strengthen Linear Technology’s ability to meet the growing demand for high performance analog integrated circuits worldwide.