Step-down dc/dc converter
The LT8608, a 1.5 A synchronous step-down dc/dc converter, delivers 93& efficiency at 2 MHz and operates from 3.0 V to 42 V inputs.
The LT8608, a 1.5 A synchronous step-down dc/dc converter, delivers 93& efficiency at 2 MHz and operates from 3.0 V to 42 V inputs. . The LT8608 maintains a minimum dropout voltage of only 200 mV (@500 mA) under all conditions, enabling it to excel in applications such as automotive cold-crank. The LT8608's 10-lead thermally enhanced MSOP package and high switching frequency keeps external inductors and capacitors small, providing a compact, thermally efficient footprint. The LT8608 utilizes internal top and bottom high efficiency power switches with the necessary boost diode, oscillator, control and logic circuitry integrated into a single die.
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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