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INTEGRATED BATTERY CHARGER HAS OPTIONAL POWER POINT TRACKING

An integrated, high voltage multi-chemistry synchronous monolithic step-down battery charger and PowerPath manager with onboard telemetry functions and optional maximum power point tracking (MPPT) has been announced by Analog Devices. The Power by Linear LTC4162 is 3.2A, 35VIN/35VOUT synchronous monolithic multi-chemistry PowerPath manager/charger with digital I2C telemetry and MPPT operation. The LTC4162 transfers power from a variety of …

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Novel audio topology aims to increase efficiency

Have you ever heard of an audio amplifier operating in Class-DG? Neither had I until I came across an unusual amplifier from Maxim, that slipped below Electronics Weekly’s radar when it first came out. Class-D audio amplifiers (switching audio amplifiers) have done a lot to increase efficiency and cut heat compared with traditional analogue Class-AB …

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