Integrated Circuits (ICs)6,147 Results
- Audio Special Purpose
- Embedded - Microcontrollers - Application Specific
- Embedded - Microcontrollers
- Interface - Controllers
- Interface - Drivers, Receivers, Transceivers
- Interface - Sensor and Detector Interfaces
- Interface - Sensor, Capacitive Touch
- Interface - Specialized
- Interface - Telecom
- Linear - Amplifiers - Audio
- Linear - Comparators
- Linear - Video Processing
- PMIC - AC DC Converters, Offline Switchers
- PMIC - Battery Management
- PMIC - Current Regulation/Management
- PMIC - Full, Half-Bridge Drivers
- PMIC - Gate Drivers
- PMIC - LED Drivers
- PMIC - Lighting, Ballast Controllers
- PMIC - Motor Drivers, Controllers
- PMIC - OR Controllers, Ideal Diodes
- PMIC - PFC (Power Factor Correction)
- PMIC - Power Distribution Switches, Load Drivers
- PMIC - Power Management - Specialized
- PMIC - Power Supply Controllers, Monitors
- PMIC - Voltage Reference
- PMIC - Voltage Regulators - DC DC Switching Controllers
- PMIC - Voltage Regulators - DC DC Switching Regulators
- PMIC - Voltage Regulators - Linear + Switching
- PMIC - Voltage Regulators - Linear
- PMIC - Voltage Regulators - Special Purpose
- Specialized ICs
Audio Special Purpose
Audio Special Purpose are a semiconductor device designed to filter, drive, amplify, convert, and interface an audio signals. The characteristics are function, applications, number of channels, interface, voltage, and specifications. The applications include audio systems, automotive audio, consumer audio, musical instruments, professional audio, communication systems, telecommunication systems, digital audio, driver, pre-amplifier, signal mixing, signal processing, voice trigger solution, or 10 Base-T.
Embedded - Microcontrollers - Application Specific
Application specific microcontrollers are semiconductor devices that incorporate a processing unit (microprocessor), memory (eeprom, eprom, flash, sram, rom, ram, etc.), and some peripherals (clocks, converters, ports, timers, uarts, etc.) into a single device. Applications include audio recorder/playback, authentication, automotive, battery monitor, BLDC controller, Bluetooth, embedded security, GPS, networking, and USB to name a few.
Embedded - Microcontrollers
Microcontroller products are relatively complex, user-programmable digital logic devices. Closely related to devices considered microprocessors, the distinction between the two reduces largely to the manufacturer's choice of noun, though by tradition microcontrollers integrate working memory, are more likely to incorporate mixed-signal peripherals and tend to be used with simpler software paradigms oriented toward repetitive execution of a predefined series of tasks.
Interface - Controllers
Products in this family are used primarily to provide informatic connectivity between endpoints that employ differing communication protocols and/or signaling methods. Examples include devices that connect an I2C bus to a UART, USB to I2C, SPI, Ethernet, or UART, Ethernet MACs and PHYs, and others. Also included are devices used to establish multi-way connections using interfaces designed for point-to-point communications, such as USB hub controllers.
Interface - Drivers, Receivers, Transceivers
Products in this family function chiefly to provide the hardware resources necessary for communication over extended cable or trace lengths. Exact functionality varies with the communications protocol employed, and may include things such as transient suppression which may not be strictly necessary for communications purposes but are highly advisable in likely use contexts.
Interface - Sensor and Detector Interfaces
Products in this family perform signal conditioning, data conversion, stimulus generation, and/or a variety of other functions needed to connect a sensor or transducer mechanism to a host device. Examples include controllers for CCD image sensors, current transmitters for 4-20 mA interface and similar applications, ultrasound transducer front-ends, wheatstone bridge interfaces, and others.
Interface - Sensor, Capacitive Touch
Products in this family provide the analog stimulus and measurement resources needed to operate a capacitance-based touch sensing transducer, and communicate information generated thereby in a format convenient for use with a microcontroller or similar device, such as an I2C or SPI serial interface, UART, or a simple logic signal. They are commonly used for human interface applications.
Interface - Specialized
Products in this family provide functions needed to interconnect an information source/sink to a sensor, transducer, actuator, transfer medium, or other such endpoint in a wide variety of esoteric or narrowly focused applications. Examples include automotive airbag drivers, body control and infotainment busses, adaptive cable equalizers, smart cards, and many others.
Interface - Telecom
Telecom interface integrated circuits (ICs) provide specific functionality and control in communication network interfacing such as Ethernet switching, line drivers, ISDN, amplifiers, channel extenders, digital phase-locked loops, DTMF, tone generators and decoders, echo cancelation, detectors and generators, DDA, phone line monitors, and calling line identifiers.
Linear - Amplifiers - Audio
Products in the audio amplifier integrated circuit (IC) family are designed specifically for replicating signal-level audio content at increased power levels sufficient to drive headphones, speakers, or similar transducers. Features such as mute inputs, volume controls, and anti-transient (depop) functions distinguish them from general purpose amplifiers. Audio amplifier classes of all types are included such as devices based on Class A, Class D, Class G topologies and others, as well as devices that integrate additional functionality such as analog-to-digital conversion in addition to the amplification function.
Linear - Comparators
Linear comparator products are used to evaluate the relative magnitude of two analog input signals and generate a binary (two-state) output indicating which of the two is larger. Closely related to operational amplifiers in their function, linear comparators are specifically designed to tolerate the open-loop operation and large differential input conditions commonly encountered in analog comparison applications, which can cause standard operational amplifiers to behave in undesirable ways.
Linear - Video Processing
An integrated circuit (IC) semiconductor device designed to process video and/or audio signals in applications such as amplification, enhancement, coders and decoders (codecs), buffering, calibration, processing, signal conditioning, modulation and demodulation, conversion, transmission, gamma correction, switching, OSD, digitizing, and multiplexing.
PMIC - AC DC Converters, Offline Switchers
Products in this family are component-level control devices used to construct equipment that converts AC utility power to a DC form, typically at a much reduced voltage. Devices which incorporate the primary switching element for the system and those which do not are both included. Due to the high ratio of input to output voltages and need for isolation commonly encountered in such systems, they are often used in conjunction with an external transformer. While use of custom transformers for this purpose is common practice, a variety of stock products intended for such use are available, under the heading of Switching Converter, SMPS Transformers.
PMIC - Battery Management
Products in the Battery Management PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit) family are used for battery-related monitoring and control functions including authentication, cell balancing, condition monitoring, fuel gauging, source selection, short circuit protection, over- and under-voltage protection, and others. Note that while some products in this family may include a battery charging function among their features, products implementing a charging function as a principle feature are classified separately.
PMIC - Current Regulation/Management
Current Regulation/Management ICs are a semiconductor device designed to monitor and regulate current within a circuit. The functions are current gauge, current limiting, current mirror, current monitor, current regulator, current ripple suppressor, current sense, current source, current switch, and an electronic fuse with a current output of adjustable, and 100µA to 50A.
PMIC - Full, Half-Bridge Drivers
Devices in the bridge driver PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit) family incorporate two or more power transistors along with circuitry required to operate them as switches under the control of an external device. The transistors are typically configured internally in series-connected pairs known as half-bridges, such that the junction between any given pair can be connected to either of two power supply rails. They are commonly used to translate low-level signals provided by a control device such as a microcontroller into the higher power signals required to operate an actuator such as a stepper or brushless motor.
PMIC - Gate Drivers
Gate driver Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs) are devices that provide isolation, amplification, reference shifting, bootstrapping, or other functions necessary to interface signals from a control device in a power conversion application to the semiconductor devices (usually FETs or IGBTs) through which the power being controlled passes. The exact functions offered by any particular device vary, but correlate with the semiconductor configuration it is adapted to drive.
PMIC - LED Drivers
Devices in the LED driver PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit) family are used to supply a current flow of controlled value to a load, typically a Light Emitting Diode, from a power source having a nominally fixed voltage. Key differentiators from the very similar products designed for voltage regulation include a characteristically lower feedback voltage (to improve system efficiency) and high prevalence of provisions for external control of the device's operating point, used to implement dimming functions in lighting applications.
PMIC - Lighting, Ballast Controllers
Products in this family are used to implement control and regulation functions necessary or useful for the operation of non-LED lighting agents such as fluorescent, electroluminescent, and HID lamps. The specific function set incorporated into a given device varies with the intended use, and available products may or may not incorporate resources for direct manipulation of the power supplied to the driven load.
PMIC - Motor Drivers, Controllers
Products in the motor driver and controller PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit) family are used to control or manipulate the application of power from some source to electric motors or related electromechanical actuators. The precise functionality and feature sets implemented vary widely depending on the characteristics of the intended load and expected application, ranging from simple open-loop speed control for brushed motors to advanced, closed-loop, stepper-based motion control.
PMIC - OR Controllers, Ideal Diodes
Ideal diode controllers, also called O-Ring controllers, are devices designed to control an external pass transistor (usually a FET) in a manner that allows current flow in only one direction, similar to a rectifier diode but with significantly lower conduction loss. Among other applications, they are commonly used for providing reverse-flow protection in power supplies designed to be connected in parallel for sake of redundancy or increased output current capability.
PMIC - PFC (Power Factor Correction)
Power Factor Correction (PFC) is a semiconductor device designed to align the phase angle to approach zero between the voltage and current in an AC circuit. The different modes are average current, boundary conduction, continuous conduction, critical conduction, current controlled frequency foldback, discontinuous, and discontinuous conduction with a frequency switching of adjustable and 6kHz to 1.7MHz.
PMIC - Power Distribution Switches, Load Drivers
Products in this family are solid-state devices used to connect or interrupt the flow of current to a supported load, under the direction of a logic-level control signal that is of itself incapable or unsuitable for supplying the load. They integrate the semiconductor switching device used to interrupt current flow and incorporate additional supporting components/functions such as over-voltage clamping, current limiting, and under-voltage lockouts, which differentiate them from similar IC and discrete components.
PMIC - Power Management - Specialized
Specialized power management integrated circuits (PMICs) are used for control or manipulation of electrical power in purpose specific or narrowly targeted applications such as automotive airbag management, capacitor bank balancing, monitoring of AC utility power, memory bus termination, ground fault detection, energy harvesting, small engine management, processor or chipset specific voltage regulation, load dump protection, haptic drivers, thermoelectric cooler control, and others.
PMIC - Power Supply Controllers, Monitors
A semiconductor device that is designed to monitor and/or control voltage rails within a circuit.
PMIC - Voltage Reference
Products in the voltage reference family are used to derive an electrical potential having a stable, well-established value from a source of more uncertain character, for use as a standard of comparison in measurement, control, and similar applications. While their functional behavior may be similar to that of linear voltage regulators used for purposes of bulk power regulation, voltage reference devices are not adapted for use as such; their performance as standards of comparison has a generally inverse relationship with increasing output current capacity or actual current drawn by a load.
PMIC - Voltage Regulators - DC DC Switching Controllers
PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit) DC to DC switching controllers are voltage regulation ICs used in high efficiency circuits configured to generate output supply voltages above (boost or step-up) or below (buck or step-down) the input supply. Other topologies may include; buck-boost, flyback, forward, cuk, SEPIC, full bridge, half bridge, and push-pull. They differ from linear regulators that require minimum voltages and "burn off" excess voltage.
PMIC - Voltage Regulators - DC DC Switching Regulators
Products in the DC-DC switching regulator PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit) family are component-level devices used in applications requiring stabilization of a DC input voltage and/or transformation thereof to an output voltage of different magnitude. They are distinguished from similar products called "controller" PMICs by virtue of integrating the main switching element through which the power delivered by the device passes.
PMIC - Voltage Regulators - Linear + Switching
Products in this family are used for constructing circuits that perform a DC-DC conversion or voltage regulation function, using a combination of switch-mode and linear regulator functions. While exact topologies vary, the underlying goal of such products is to obtain a combination of the efficiency advantages of switch-mode techniques with the low-noise qualities of linear regulation.
PMIC - Voltage Regulators - Linear
Linear voltage regulators are used to provide a stable output voltage that is nominally invariant with respect to changes in load current, input voltage, or environmental factors. Their operating principle requires that the input voltage be maintained above the desired output voltage by some minimum amount, and function on the basis of converting whatever excess voltage is present at the input to heat. While this renders them less efficient than switch-mode voltage regulators for most applications, they are often better suited for applications with high sensitivity to noise.
PMIC - Voltage Regulators - Special Purpose
Products in this family are used for power manipulation, transformation, or conversion of some form, and are adapted for specific applications of an esoteric nature. Their feature sets are therefore highly varied, and include such things as air/fuel sensor interfaces, automotive alternator voltage regulation, DDR termination, liquid lens control, motorcycle turn signal control, thermoelectric (peltier) cooler control, piezo haptic control, valve control, small engine management, and others.
Specialized integrated circuits (ICs) or chips are designed to carry out specific functions. This category is where you'll find addressable switches, air core gauge drivers, audio video switches, authentication chips, automatic discharge, clock generators, color scanners, and many other miscellaneous types of integrated circuits that are used for various applications.