Friday, April 26, 2019

Hendon Semiconductors - Microelectronics Design

Products include integrated circuits (silicon chips) in Bipolar, Bi-CMOS and CMOS technologies, thick film hybrids (ceramic substrate) and surface mounted printed circuit board assemblies and modules.

Hendon Semiconductors - Microelectronics Design

History -"The Hendon business site in Adelaide, South Australia has been a long established integrated circuit design and wafer fabrication facility in Australia, from its Philips semiconductor background up to 1997..."

Hendon Semiconductors - Microelectronics Design

Thick Film Hybrid Technology

The advantage of ceramic hybrids over fiberglass printed circuit is their high reliability due to their inherent rugged construction with the following advantages:

Hendon Semiconductors Pty. Ltd
ABN: 17 080 879 616, 1 Butler Drive, Hendon, South Australia 5014, Australia.    

Thursday, April 25, 2019

CM100E3U-12H - 100A 600V IGBT - Powerex

Each module consists of one IGBT Transistor having a reverse-connected superfast recovery free-wheel diode and an anode-collector connected superfast recovery free-wheel diode. The Powerex Chopper IGBTMOD Modules are designed for use in switching applications.

CM100E3U-12H - 100A 600V IGBT - Powerex

Built in Discrete Super-Fast Recovery (150ns) Free-Wheel Diode.  This is used in Power Product Designs like DC Motor Controls and Boost Regulators.

CM100E3U-12H - 100A 600V IGBT - Powerex

All components and interconnects are isolated from the heat sinking baseplate, offering simplified system  assembly and thermal management.

  • Low Drive Power
  • Low VCE(sat)
  • High Frequency Operation (15-20kHz)
  • Isolated Baseplate for Easy Heat Sinking
Powerex, Inc.
173 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA 1569715697, USA.

Monday, April 22, 2019

MAX1169 ADC Analog-to-Digital converter

What is the use of a Robot, which cannot perceive its environment in detail. Where can a Control system be effective, if it does not get a "feedback" about its actions. How could one do Analysis and Research or Verify, when he cannot Measure a parameter with good accuracy and resolution.

ADC are the Eyes and Ears for a uC, this brings the Real world as Numbers within the CPU. Without ADC a uC is like a Frog in the Well and has to create an Imaginary World for himself. That is beyond the scope of Engineering.

MAX1169 ADC and PIC Microcontroller

Bring your favorite PIC Microcontroller to his senses. Give him an ability to Perceive the Reality around him. Get him an Analog to Digital Converter and don't forget to code.

Interfacing the MAX1169 ADC to a PIC Microcontroller - Maxim

MAX1169 ADC is better than 4 1/2 Digit Value. For me the Intersil chip is a Benchmark. Beyond 5 1/2 Resolution may be needed only for Scientific Research.

I would say, 2 1/2 is like Analog Meters/Bar Graphs, 3 1/2 for Control systems, 4 1/2 for T&M and beyond 5 1/2 is for R&D.

- delabs Notes

Abstract: This application note describes how to interface a MAX1169 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to a PIC microcontroller. It includes an example circuit and software for a PIC18F442. The software contains function calls to interface the ADC to the PIC microcontroller using the internal MSSP I²C port at 400kHz.

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