Texas Instruments introduced the RD-195 DC arc detection reference solution. Designers can program the evaluation board to optimize the balance between arc-detection accuracy and false detection prevention to meet their system needs. The RD-195 reference solution includes a software application tool that enables alteration of threshold detection parameters. The RD-195 arc detect reference evaluation kit is available now. It has a suggested retail price of $199.
Summit Microelectronics introduced the SMB20X family of programmable power manager (PPM) integrated circuits. The SMB20X family includes the SMB207, 207A, 208, 208A, 209, 209A single- and dual-output integrated DC-DC buck regulators. The SMB20X family combines Summit’s digital programmability with dense integration, ultra-compact size, and cost-effective bill-of-materials (BoM) necessary for mass-market consumer products. The SMB20X family is available in a tiny thermally-enhanced, RoHS-compliant, lead-free 3mm X 3mm, 20-pad QFN. Available now in production quantities, the SMB20X family is priced between $1.00 each for the SMB207 to $1.40 each for the SMB208A/209A respectively in quantities of 10,000 units.