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Partnering for the future of wearable technology

MAX32600 or “Wasp”, incorporates the robust communication capabilities, proven security and low power consumption required for wearable applications

To capitalize on the growing wearable device market, Maxim Integrated partnered with Logic PD to develop a platform to demonstrate the viability of their newest technology to wearable device customers. Completed in a ten-week timeline, the Wellness Watch is a wearable body fitness monitor that transmits the
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10/25/2014
Protection module teardown: Keithley’s Model 2657A-PM-200

The Model 2657A-PM-200 Protection Module is designed to protect lower-voltage source measure unit (SMU) instruments that are part of a testing configuration from damage by voltage sources that are greater than 220V

Semiconductor devices capable of handling higher levels of power are finding their way into increasingly higher power applications. To validate these new designs, researchers, fabricators and end-product designers need to be able to test experimental devices at higher power levels, which increases their risk
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10/16/2014
American Vanadium announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is currently commissioning the first CellCube vanadium flow energy storage system to arrive in North America. While there are more than 65 CellCube systems commercially installed globally, this will
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Date:
09/24/2014

Some portable applications need to be powered up from an external +5V wall adapter supply and still require a +5V system voltage when in battery-backup mode. This design provides a simple method of switching between the external +5V supply and a rechargeable single-cell Lithium-ion (Li+) battery. The design
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07/23/2014
 TI's fast-charge Qi wireless power receivers cut loss by 50%
Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s most power-efficient 5-watt wireless power receivers that support the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi 1.1 standard. TI’s new bq51020 and bq51021 allow consumers to charge their Qi-compliant mobile phones, tablets, power banks and other electronics faster, cooler
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07/08/2014
Farsens’ TITAN battery-free bistable RFID relay triggers wirelessly

Farsens TITAN battery-free RFID bistable relay tag

The TITAN from RFID specialist Farsens is a battery-free RFID bistable relay tag compatible with commercial EPC C1G2 readers. They can be wirelessly activated and deactivated via their unique ID, and the relay keeps its latest status even when the RFID reader is gone. The TITAN has a 96 bits EPC number,
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02/14/2014
Smart-phone-based Circuit Breaker Analyzer uses vibration analysis

Circuit Breaker Analyzer

Circuit Breaker Analyzer, developer of CBAnalyzer, presented as the world’s first smart phone-based application for testing circuit breaker performance based on vibration analysis, has won the Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award in the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Software
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02/13/2014
PMIC from ams monitors & balances lithium cells

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ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, introduced a vastly simplified and more robust method of implementing cell monitoring and balancing in lithium battery systems. The AS8506 can perform distributed cell monitoring and balancing operations for stacked cell modules, including Safe
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12/07/2013
Tektronix unveils precision single-phase power analyzer series
Tektronix, a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced an expansion of its family of precision power analyzers with the introduction of the PA1000 single-phase power analyzer. Featuring a patent pending Spiral Shunt™ design, the PA1000 provides engineers designing and
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Date:
12/03/2013
Medical supply has ultra-low capacitance CF-rated output & independently controlled BF-rated output
BEAR Power Supplies has introduced a dual-output AC-DC converter for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The CF (Cardiac Floating)-rated output features an ultra-low capacitance of
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Date:
10/11/2013
Advanced source measure unit instrument sports an interactive touchscreen display

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Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced the first benchtop Source Measure Unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface.
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10/07/2013
Advanced source measure unit instrument sports an interactive touchscreen display

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Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced the first benchtop Source Measure Unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface.
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08/29/2013
Ultra-compact high-efficiency supplies address automotive applications
ROHM's latest family of compact, high efficiency power supplies are designed to drive DDR memory, microcontrollers, and other advanced subsystems in automotive applications. D905xx power supply
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Date:
08/18/2013
Highly integrated PFC IC addresses compact consumer products and computing apps

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Targeting consumer devices and other mainstream product applications, the HiperPFS-2 family of high-efficiency, active-PFC ICs from Power Integrations serves offline applications from 100 W to 380
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Date:
08/05/2013
Programmable 30A brushless DC motor controller serves robotics and automation apps

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Targeting designers of Industrial Automation systems, mobile robots, mechatronics, or other medium-power motor control application, the SBL1360 intelligent controller from Roboteq is capable of directly
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Date:
05/14/2013
Steve Grady of Cymbet explains the company's chipscale battery technology
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Date:
05/06/2013
Following its entry into the LED retrofit market in 2012 with a line of dual-stage LED drivers, Cirrus Logic has introduced its first family of single-stage LED drivers, the CS1615/16, targeting the
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Date:
04/23/2013
Ramesh Balasubramaniam of International Rectifier describes their latest
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Date:
04/03/2013
Programmable 30A brushless DC motor controller serves robotics and industrial automation apps
Targeting designers of Industrial Automation systems, mobile robots, mechatronics, or other medium-power motor control application, the SBL1360 intelligent controller from Roboteq is capable of
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Date:
04/01/2013
Interactive battery design tool helps predetermine power requirements for new products
Logic PD introduced a free, interactive battery power design tool to help product designers and developers predetermine the battery power requirements for new products. Product dimensions, performance
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Date:
03/27/2013
Power Partners and SmartSenseCom are developing the Intelligent Distribution Transformer (IDT) using sensing technology licensed from the U.S. Navy. At the ABB Automation & Power World conference
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Date:
03/26/2013
NXP debuts GreenChip for compact, energy-efficient mobile charging at APEC 2013
While the line between "smartphones" and "tablets" becomes increasingly blurry, it's clear that the charger for either device needs to be as small, lightweight and efficient as possible. At APEC 2013,
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03/21/2013
Vicor introduces user-defined, high-performance VI Chip PRM Modules at APEC 2013
At this year's APEC 2013 power conference and exhibition, Vicor unveiled new user-configurability capabilities for its high-performance VI Chip® PRM® modules. The new PowerBench tool suite equips
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Date:
03/18/2013
GaN-on-silicon power devices first to be JEDEC qualified
Transphorm announced the Total GaNTM family of GaN (Gallium Nitride)-on-silicon transistors and diodes, presenting it as the world's first JEDEC-qualified 600 V GaN device platform.
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Date:
03/14/2013
Linear Technology controller enables conversion at up to 98% efficiency at 250W

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The LT8705 high-efficiency 80V Buck-Boost DC/DC Controller provides a regulated output current for a battery charger or current source.

With four feedback loops to regulate the input and output current and voltage, the LT8705 high-efficiency (up to 98%) synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller from Linear Technology operates from input
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Date:
03/09/2013
ARM Cortex-M4 microcontrollers offer ultra-low-power digital processing
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced the European availability of the company's first ARM Cortexâ„¢-M4 microcontrollers. The TMPM440 series meets the high-speed, ultra-low-power digital processing
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Date:
02/20/2013
Emerson Network Power triple-output 45-W supplies carry safety approvals

The NPT43-M and NPT44-M triple-output 45-W power supplies carry comprehensive worldwide safety approvals for IT equipment and non-patient-contact and non-patient-critical medical applications.

Emerson Network Power is offering two new triple-output open-frame AC-DC power supplies, the NPT43-M and the NPT44-M. Extending Emerson's successful NPT40-M series, these new models are suitable for
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Date:
01/25/2013
New ABB technology to enable future DC grid

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ABB's HVDC grid-simulation center, which the company built to support design development for future DC overlay grid operations.

ABB has announced a breakthrough in the ability to interrupt direct current, solving a 100-year-old electrical-engineering puzzle, and paving the way for a more efficient and reliable electricity-supply
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Date:
01/21/2013
Octal configurable 1-A buck DC-DCs for multi-rail systems

High-power octal 8 x 1-A buck DC-DC

Linear Technology's LTC3375 is a highly integrated general-purpose power management IC for systems requiring multiple low-voltage power supplies. The device features eight independent 1-A channels
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Date:
01/07/2013
Murata introduces new power supplies with medical approvals

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Murata has introduced the MVAC series of highly efficient, 3" x 5" open frame AC-DC power supplies from Murata Power Solutions. Suitable for use in a wide variety of industrial factory automation,
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Date:
12/21/2012

 

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