Low-power op amp
The AD8506 low-power CMOS dual operational amplifier (op amp) with rail-to-rail inputs and output is designed for portable applications, including battery-powered monitors and remote sensors, among others.
The AD8506 low-power CMOS dual operational amplifier (op amp) with rail-to-rail inputs and output is designed for portable applications, including battery-powered monitors, remote sensors, handheld instrumentation and other mobile equipment that require precision measurement at low voltage levels with minimal power consumption. The op amp maintains high linearity by minimizing distortion through its power supplies and its inputs; consumes only 20 uA supply current; and maintains 105-dB CMR. Analog Devices, Inc. www.analog.com/amp
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey