An iTunes Podcast Feed Is Now Available For Chip Report TV!

An iTunes Podcast Feed Is Now Available For Chip Report TV!

Oct 22

At long last! An iTunes feed! This is officially a podcast! I apologize for the delay. First was figuring out the hosting (I’m used to hosting slightly smaller files for audio). Second was Apple notoriously giving me hassle about registering podcasts (of the 3 I do, this is the first one I’ve been able to register to my account for some reason). But no more! The feed is now available...

ChipReportTV #6 — CC2564, LT8300, MAX5318

ChipReportTV #6 — CC2564, LT8300, MAX5318

Oct 20

CC2564 from Texas Instruments What it does Bluetooth Industry it is targeted at: Everything in wireless consumer electronics Project Ideas Adding Bluetooth to your uC projects Comparable to CC254x (2.4 Gig) Bluetooth modules like the SPBT2632 from ST (higher cost) What’s The Special Sauce? This is the all in one radio chip and MAC Best-in-class range of about 2x, compared to...

Chip Report TV #5 — A3918, AOC2403, TCA6418E, RX21A

Chip Report TV #5 — A3918, AOC2403, TCA6418E, RX21A

Oct 05

A3918 from Allegro Semiconductor What it does Low voltage, PWM motor control driver, Full bridge output, DC motor control operation (disable, forward, reverse, brake) Industry it is targeted at: Digital still cameras (DSC) Cell phone cameras USB powered devices Battery powered devices Project Ideas Tiny robots? Comparable to DRV883x family from TI What’s The Special...

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Sep 25

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Chip Report TV #4 — NCP1851, MMIX1F44N100, KT24, ICE40

Chip Report TV #4 — NCP1851, MMIX1F44N100, KT24, ICE40

Sep 24

NCP1851FCCT1Gby ON Semiconductor Allows easy switching between AC adapter and a USB 5V. Controllable over I2C Can supply power to your product and back up whatever isn’t used into the battery (instant power protection) Integrated temperature sensor State machine designed to work with Li-Ion technology First flip chip (25 pins) to be mentioned on CRTV. It doesn’t get much smaller than this,...

Chip Report TV #3 — ISL97694, DS1339A, BC847, LTC5800

Chip Report TV #3 — ISL97694, DS1339A, BC847, LTC5800

Aug 23

ISL97694 from Intersil LED string controller, up to 6 strings at 30 mA for each string (40 mA if you stick to 4 strings) Voltage output up to 34.5, so you can stack up to 10 LEDs per string if they had a 3.5V drop at 30 mA Obviously that will depend upon the LED IV characteristics The stated application is for backlighting of screens But this could be pulled into a lot of different displays and...

Chip Report TV #2 — VSOP98260, DRV8837, LSM330, SI477x

Chip Report TV #2 — VSOP98260, DRV8837, LSM330, SI477x

Aug 01

The Summer of Sensors! Vishay VSOP98260 Remote control code learning IC V-ASIC 2×2 QFN Could be cool to design into other projects without taking processing space DRV8837 2x2mm DFN Packages 1.8 – 11V operation, good for LiIon batteries $.45 A in 1000 quantities Compare to the Allegro driver chips Brushed DC, so do some research into that. Rds on of 280 mOhms 35 nA sleep...

Chip Report TV #1 — ADS131E08, LTC4364, SSM2519

Chip Report TV #1 — ADS131E08, LTC4364, SSM2519

Jul 22

Welcome to the inaugural episode of ChipReport.TV! ADS131E08 from Texas Instruments Overview The part is was designed for the energy market. There are 2, 4, 6 and 8 channel versions available. 3-5V single ended analog input (I like it!) or 2.5 bipolar. 24 bit Analog to digital converters that can run from 1-64 kSPS A programmable gain amplifier in front of every A to D Internal reference and...