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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Principles of Semiconductor Devices

The purpose of this text is to explore the internal behavior of semiconductor devices, so that we can understand the relation between the device geometry and material parameters on one hand and the resulting electrical characteristics on the other hand.

Principles of Semiconductor Devices 

The Primary Focus: The MOSFET and CMOS Integrated Circuits The Metal-Oxide-Silicon Field-Effect-Transistor (MOSFET) is the main subject of this text, since it is already the prevailing device in microprocessors and memory circuits.

Principles of Semiconductor Devices

In addition, the MOSFET is increasingly used in areas as diverse as mainframe computers and power electronics. The MOSFET’s advantages over other types of devices are its mature fabrication technology, its successful scaling characteristics and the combination of complementary MOSFETs yielding CMOS circuits.

Topics Include -Schottky diode current, Metal-Semiconductor contacts,Electrostatic analysis of a p-n diode,Reverse bias breakdown, Optoelectronic devices, Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), Ideal transistor model.

    Saturday, May 09, 2020

    LM3445 - TRIAC dimmable offline LED driver

    Conventional TRIAC dimmers are designed to interface to a resistive load (halogen or incandescent bulb), while today's LED driver solutions interfaced to a standard wall dimmer produce 120 Hz flicker of the LED and/or do not allow 100:1 dimming.

    LM3445 - TRIAC dimmable offline LED driver

    The LM3445 provides a constant current for illuminating high power LEDs and includes a TRIAC . The LM3445 contains all the necessary circuitry to build a line-powered (mains powered) constant current LED driver whose output current can be controlled with a conventional TRIAC dimmer.

    LM3445 - TRIAC dimmable offline LED driver

    Thermal shutdown limits total power dissipation by turning off the output switch when the IC junction temperature exceeds 165°C. After thermal shutdown occurs, the output switch doesn ’t turn on until the junction temperature drops to approximately 145°C

    Monday, May 04, 2020

    Plessey Semiconductors - CMOS IC Solutions

    British electronics company which design and develop Semiconductor Chip Solutions like RF components, data converters, power regulators, imaging sensors, programmable DSPs and special ASICS.

    Plessey Semiconductors - CMOS IC Solutions

    Highlights of Services
    • In-house development team
    • RF, Mixed Signal and High Performance Analogue
    • Full custom / Semi-custom IC design service
    • Process design Kits (PDK) Development and Support
    • Characterization, Modelling and ESD

    EPIC Sensor technology

    EPIC Sensor technology

    A innovative  sensor technology that measures changes in an electric field in a similar way to a magnetometer detecting changes in a magnetic field. The EPIC sensor, which requires no physical or resistive contact to make measurements.....

    Plessey Semiconductors Ltd
    Plymouth Tamerton Road, Roborough, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom PL6 7BQ.