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MAS6240 – Piezo Driver for Multi-Tone Sound in new smaller package

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Helsinki, Finland – 05 February 2016 

MAS6240 – Piezo Driver for Multi-Tone Sound in 2 x 2 QFN package

Micro Analog Systems Oy introduces new smaller 2 x 2 x 0.5 QFN package for MAS6240, a piezo driver IC designed to create a multi-tone sound. It is a high efficiency, easy and low cost IC for wrist watches, alarm clocks, GPS, PDAs and other handheld or portable solutions. Traditionally multi-tone sound has been implemented using an external inductor for each different output frequency. This has been solved with a new design also giving a wider audio bandwidth. The inductorless design causes significantly less disturbance to the surrounding circuits, making it an ideal choice for sensitive designs. Only four small value capacitors are needed in addition to a sound element. MAS6240 can also be used in other applications for example as a white LED driver.

MAS6240 can drive outputs up to 18 VP-P from single 3 V supply voltage. An input voltage amplification factor can be selected as 1, 2 or 3. The output can be selected as a single mode or a differential mode. A sound signal is feeded in a digital form. The digital sound signal also controls audio and shutdown states, so additional power on control is not needed. A shut down current is less than 1 ?A. The chip is available in 2 x 2 x 0.5 as well as 3 x 3x 0.75 mm 12 pin QFN packages and also as EWS tested wafer. Samples are available. Price for a QFN packaged device is USD 0.57 (3 000 pcs).
For further information and samples, please contact Micro Analog Systems Oy at info-mas@mas-oy.com

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Micro Analog Systems releases 24-bit Low Power Capacitive Sensor Signal Interface IC

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Helsinki, Finland – 15 November 2013

Micro Analog Systems Oy today announced MAS6510, a 24-bit Piezo Resistive Sensor Signal Interface IC primarily intended for MEMS based pressure sensor modules.

The device uses a ratiometric capacitance to digital (CDC) principle employing a delta-sigma (DS) conversion technique, giving very good noise performance. Its current consumption is extremely low (47.9 ?A, one pressure conversion in a second with 17.5-bit resolution) and it can operate at low supply voltage from 1.8 V to 3.6 V which makes it an ideal solution for interfacing a capacitive sensor in power consumption critical portable applications. The effective number of bits (ENOB) of the CDC is 17.5-bits. The over sampling ratio (OSR) of the DS-converter has five values to choose from for further optimization between conversion accuracy, speed and current consumption. Two capacitance measurement modes are supported and the output can be proportional either to capacitance difference (CS-CR) or to capacitance ratio (CS-CR)/CS. The on chip temperature sensor serves temperature measurement and temperature compensation purposes. The MAS6510 also features supply voltage monitoring mode which is especially useful in battery operated systems. For communication standard 2-wire I2C bus and SPI serial interfaces are available.

FEATURES
• Low Standby Current Consumption 0.01 ?A Typ
• Very Low Supply Current: 3.3 ?A…47.9 ?A Typ
• Supply Voltage: 1.8 V…3.6 V
• Ratiometric >? Conversion
• Sensor Offset and Gain Adjustment
• Changing Capacitance Range 2pF…30pF
• Internal Offset Capacitance Matrix 0pF…22pF
• External Capacitance up to 40pF (or higher using external clock)
• Over Sampling Ratio: 4096, 2048, 1024, 512 and 256
• Conversion Times 5.8 ms…82.6 ms Typ
• On Chip Temperature Sensor -40°C…+85°C
• Internal Clock Oscillator
• 2-Wire Serial Data Interface (I2C Bus) and Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)
• 256 Bit EEPROM Memory
• Good Noise Performance thanks to the >? Architecture
• VDD monitoring mode
MAS6510 is available in a QFN-16 4x4x0.75 package as well as tested wafers or dies in waffle pack. For further information and samples please contact Micro Analog Systems Oy.

 

About Micro Analog Systems
Founded in 1984, Micro Analog Systems Oy is a privately owned fabless
semiconductor house located in Helsinki, Finland. MAS supplies Application Specific
Standard Parts and ASICs for worldwide customer base. MAS current product
portfolio consists of time signal receiver ICs, crystal oscillator ICs and AD converters
for sensor applications as well as of other high performance analog ICs.

For More Information
Company Contact:
Juha Majakulma
Director
+358 50 331 5638
juha.majakulma@mas-oy.com

Micro Analog Systems releases 24-bit Low Power Piezo Resistive Sensor Signal Interface IC

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Helsinki, Finland – 3 October 2013

Micro Analog Systems Oy today announced MAS6503, a 24-bit Piezo Resistive Sensor Signal Interface IC primarily intended for MEME Based pressure sensor modules. The device uses a ratiometric AD-converter principle employing a delta-sigma (DS) conversion technique, giving very good noise performance. Its current consumption is extremely low (18.3 µA, one pressure conversion in a second at maximum resolution and including sensor bridge current) and it can operate at low supply voltage from 1.8 V to 3.6 V which makes it an ideal solution for interfacing a piezo-resistive sensor in power consumption critical portable applications. The effective number of bits (ENOB) of the ADC is 17.4 bits. The over sampling ratio (OSR) of the DS-converter has five values to choose from for further optimization between conversion accuracy, speed and current consumption. MAS6503 also features supply voltage monitoring mode which is especially useful in battery operated systems. The external sensor bridge can be used to sense not only pressure but also temperature, using the built-in sensor sampling switches. The MAS6503 communicates via a standard 2-wire I²C serial bus interface.

Micro Analog Systems releases a new ultra stable VCTCXO IC

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Helsinki, Finland – 16 September 2013 –

Micro Analog Systems Oy today announced MAS6279, a miniature VCTCXO IC primarily intended for the most stable TCXO and VCTCXO modules.

The device uses fully analog compensation method making it possible to achieve +/-0.14 ppm or better frequency stability. Because of its small size the reduction of module size is possible.

MAS6279 has typical power consumption only 1.3 mA. Low phase noise of -136 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz allows the use of the MAS6279 in demanding applications. The frequency stability against load or supply voltage changes is excellent. It has programmable divider function allowing the output frequency range of 5 MHz to 64 MHz. Output wave form can be selected from sine wave or CMOS.

MAS6279

FEATURES 

  • Very small size
  • Minimal current consumption
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • Very low phase noise
  • Minimum operating temperature –40 °C
  • Oscillator frequency output selectable by EEPROM direct or fc/2.
  • Output waveform selectable by EEPROM: clipped sine wave or CMOS.

MAS6279 is delivered as die or in small QFN-10 3 x 3 package. Volume production has already started and samples are available. Price for 1000 pcs is USD 2.73 each, Ex works Micro Analog Systems Oy, Finland.

About Micro Analog Systems

Founded in 1984, Micro Analog Systems Oy is a privately owned fabless semiconductor house located in Helsinki, Finland. MAS supplies Application Specific Standard Parts and ASICs for worldwide customer base. MAS current product portfolio consists of time signal receiver ICs, crystal oscillator ICs and AD converters for sensor applications as well as of other high performance analog ICs.

For More Information

Company Contact:
Juha Majakulma
Director
+358 50 331 5638
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MAS6512 – Capacitive Sensor Signal Interface IC

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23.08.2012

Micro Analog Systems Oy introduces MAS6512, a 16 Bit Capacitive Sensor Signal Interface IC primarily intended for MEMS based pressure sensor modules.

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The device uses a ratiometric AD-converter principle employing a delta-sigma conversion technique, giving very good noise performance. Its current consumption is extremely low (1.9 µA) and it can operate at low supply voltage from 1.8 V to 3.6 V which makes it an ideal solution for interfacing a capacitive sensor in power consumption critical portable applications. The resolutionof the ADC is 14-bits. The over sampling ratio (OSR) of the Delta-Sigma converter has five values to choose from for further optimization between conversion accuracy, speed and current consumption. MAS6512 capacitive sensor interface IC can interface both single and dual capacitance sensors. It has internal temperature sensor for temperature measurement and temperature compensation purposes. The MAS6512 communicates via a standard 2-wire I2C and 4-wire SPI bus interface.

MAS6512

Features

  • Single and Differential Capacitive Sensors
  • Sensor Offset and Gain Adjustment
    • Changing Capacitance Range 2pF…30pF
    • Internal Offset Capacitance Matrix 0pF…22pF
    • External Capacitance up to 40pF (or higher using external clock)Resolution 14 bit (OSR=4096, DC=20pF)
  • Internal Clock Oscillator
  • On Chip Temperature Sensor -40°C…+85°C
  • Low Voltage Operation 1.8 V…3.6 V
  • Low Supply Current: 1.9 µA…28 µA
  • Conversion Time 5.8ms…82.6ms (12Hz…173Hz)
  • 16-bit RatiometricDS CDC
    • Internal 256-bit EEPROM Calibration Memory

MAS6512 is available in a QFN-16 4x4x0.75 package as well as tested wafers or dies in waffle pack. For further information and samples please contact Micro Analog Systems Oy.

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MAS6116 evaluation board now available

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Demonstrating the MAS6116 Stereo Digital Volume Control IC

Helsinki, Finland – 02 April 2012

Micro Analog Systems Oy today announced the new MAS6116 evaluation board, EB6116AA1.

MAS6116 is a stereo volume control IC for high-end audio systems. The capability to work with signal levels up to +/-18V and the extremely low THD, 0.0002% in balanced configuration, makes it very useful in high performance audio systems where the volume is controlled in the analog domain for best performance.

With the MAS6116 evaluation board it’s possible to evaluate the MAS6116 digital potentiometer with either balanced mono or single ended stereo signals. It has the facilities to be controlled either via USB by a program under Linux, Windows or OS X, or via controls on the board itself.

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Micro Analog Systems and Sonitron in co-operation on low voltage piezo transducer modules

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Helsinki, Finland – 07 March 2012 

Micro Analog Systems Oy and Sonitron NV,  Sint-Niklaas Belgium, today announced a partnership aimed at offering Sonitrons SMAT piezoelectric transducers with Micro Analog Systems low voltage piezo buzzer driver assembled in the same module.

SMAT2As a first step Sonitron have released an application note: – “Sonitron piezoelectric multi–application transducers ‘SMAT series’, in combination with the piezo driver ‘MAS6240’ of Micro Analog Systems”.

“Combining Sonitrons transducers with Micro Analog Systems piezo buzzer drivers will enable customers to get a very high sound pressure using only a 3V battery.” says Hugo Michiels, President & CEO at Sonitron.

 

 

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About Sonitron

Sonitron established in 1977 in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), became the leading European manufacturer of piezoelectric audio components. Continuous research, intensive development and specialist know-how have resulted in a wide range of high quality and reliable products, from the smallest and most cost effective buzzer to highly sophisticated piezoelectric audio speakers. This allows Sonitron to meet the needs of many different applications
within the industrial, consumer, medical and military industry.

About Micro Analog Systems

Founded in 1984, Micro Analog Systems Oy is a privately owned fabless semiconductor company located in Helsinki, Finland. MAS supplies Application Specific Standard Parts and ASICs for worldwide customer base. MAS current product portfolio consists of power management ICs, time signal receivers, crystal oscillator ICs and AD converters for sensor applications as well as of other high performance analog ICs.

 

For More Information

Micro Analog Systems

Juha Majakulma
Director Sales & Marketing
+358 10 835 1102
juha.majakulma@mas-oy.com

 

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Time Signal Receiver Module

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Helsinki, Finland – 13 January 2012

Micro Analog Systems Oy today announced the availability of the EB6180B1COB module for Time Code Reception (RCC).

The new tiny time signal receiver module comprises of a ferrite antenna and a small PCB that includes a MAS6180B1 AM receiver IC accompanied with necessary filter crystal and capacitor components.MAS6180COB

The MAS6180B1 AM receiver IC converts the time code signal into series of digital pulses which can be directly processed by an appropriate digital circuitry such as micro controller unit (MCU). From the signal both time, date and daylight saving information can be retrieved. The use of a ready made module gives our customers a cost effective solution with an optimized RF design. The included tuned ferrite antenna increases the value of this module even further.

Different versions are available for the 77.5 kHz German DCF77 time signal and the 60 kHz US WWVB, British MSF and Japanese JJY60.

MAS6180module

MAS6180COB sizeFEATURES

  • Small size, 21.4 x 25.0 mm
  • 60×10 or 100×10 mm ferrite antenna
  • Low operating voltage, 1.1V – 3.6V
  • Low current consumption
    • Typ 42uA during reception
  • High sensitivity
    • Typ 25 uV/m

     

 

 

 

The EB6180B1COB modules are available with an MOQ of 100 modules. Other antenna sizes can be arranged. For further information and samples please contact Micro Analog Systems Oy.

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MAS6011 – Solar Cell Energy Harvesting System Manager

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Targeted for solar powered wireless modules

Helsinki, Finland – 02 November 2011 

Micro Analog Systems Oy today announced the MAS6011 Solar Cell Energy Harvesting System Manager.

MAS6011 monitors the supply voltage and charging of a battery-powered system containing a small solar cell. The current consumption of this IC is extremely low, 110 nA, which means the system can charge from very low light conditions and also stay in MAS6011 press photopower down mode for years and still operate directly from the battery before recharging.

To be able to charge a battery also in conditions with very limited light, a large solar cell is usually used. This can on the other hand easily destroy the battery due to over voltage during strong sun light. MAS6011 solves this dilemma and will give secure protection of a secondary 3V battery over a big range of light strengths (lx).

The switching levels have been designed for usage with rechargeable 3V Lithium Vanadium (VL-type) batteries. Those batteries are compact, button-shaped, secondary batteries with very high energy compared to more traditional batteries. The self discharge rate is less than 2% a year which makes them very useful as a power source in systems that might be stored for a long time without re-charging.

Possible applications for MAS6011 include Wireless Sensor Modules, GPS Modules, Electronic locks, Watches, Energy Harvesting etc.

MAS6011 app

FEATURES

  • Ultra Low Current Consumption, typ 110nA
  • Low Supply Voltage Operation, min 2.0V
  • Battery Overcharging Protection
  • Power On Indicator and secure Power ON after shut down
  • Deep discharge protection of battery during shut down mode
  • Precise Shut Down and Low Battery warning threshold levels
  • Suitable for rechargeable 3V Lithium Vanadium (VL-type) batteries

MAS6011 is available in a 6 pin QFN 3x3x0.75mm package and dies on tray. For further information and samples please contact Micro Analog Systems Oy.
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