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Ricoh launches Power Management ICs with built-in Window or Battery Voltage Detector 

Ricoh Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. in Japan has launched the R5116 and R5117, a 500mA voltage regulator with either a window or a battery voltage detector and capable of operating in a wide input voltage range. These products were especially designed to add functional safety to automotive, industrial, and consumer applications, requiring a high level of operational reliability…

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New LDO Regulator with Current Consumption & Integrated Battery Voltage Monitor

Ricoh has launched the RP124, a 100mA LDO regulator with a unique integrated battery voltage monitor to make it possible to measure the remaining charge left in the battery. The regulator features an ultra-low current consumption of only 0.3µA (at no-load), extending the lifetime of battery powered devices, which is important for those applications that are mainly in sleep mode and resume for a periodical brief moment to perform a task.

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High-Res Audio with Microchip’s New Bluetooth SoC with Sony Technology

With mainstream consumer demand for high-quality audio experiences growing, consumers expect Bluetooth audio devices to create an immersive and uninterrupted listening experience. However, Bluetooth audio designs are often limited by the bit depth and frequency rate of existing codecs, which are the communication and compression technology used to send audio over the air…

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