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September 2013
Maxim's high-voltage regulator reduces heat dissipation, improves reliability, and reduces space and component count
System designers can now achieve more efficiency across a wide industrial voltage range with the MAX17503 synchronously-rectified DC-DC step-down converter from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:
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09/30/2013
ROHM's 1200V SiC MOSFETs deliver cost-effective breakthrough performance
ROHM Semiconductor recently released new 1200V SiC (Silicon Carbide) MOSFETs, designated SCT2080KE and SCH2080KE, that are designed to deliver cost-effective, breakthrough performance. Both are 80-milliohm
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09/30/2013
IR's FastIRFETs boast industry-leading efficiency in DC/DC synchronous buck apps
International Rectifier, a world leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the 25V FastIRFET™ family of innovative power MOSFETs for DC-DC synchronous buck applications
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09/30/2013

Infineon Technologies announced the availability of a free VDE certified IEC 60730 self-test library for its XMC1000 and XMC4000 families of industrial 32-bit microcontrollers. With the Infineon Class
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09/30/2013
Mouser Electronics is offering the newest version of Quartus® II software from Altera Corporation. Quartus II Version 13.0 is now available for digital delivery through mouser.com. Altera Quartus
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09/28/2013
Global revenue in the power semiconductor business dropped by nearly 16 percent in 2012 as sluggish consumer demand, falling pricing and other factors conspired to undercut the market, according to
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09/27/2013
Latest voltage regulator from Ericsson delivers digital dynamic loop compensation
Ericsson has introduced a new 3E* DC-DC regulator, the BMR461, presented as the first 12 x 12 x 8mm 12A digital point-of-load (POL) module to combine Dynamic Loop Compensation (DLC), low-bias current
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09/27/2013
PCB design libraries for Linear Technology carry Altium 3D CAD data, provide supplier connection
Altium, a leader in Smart System Design Automation and provider of solutions for 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), has released a new range of component
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09/26/2013
The cost-effectiveness of digital power
In this PSDcast Mark Adams of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the efficiency and cost saving inherent when migrating to a digitally-controlled power methodology. Digital power
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09/26/2013
America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, and America II Electronics, one of the largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic
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09/26/2013
Extended range of RFI/EMI SMD spring contacts from Harwin save space and cost
Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has expanded its range of EZ-Spring Contacts with different contact styles and heights. Part of the EZ-BoardWare range of PCB
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09/26/2013
AVX releases TransGuard and StaticGuard multilayer varistors with tin/lead terminations
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new TransGuard® and StaticGuard VCLD Series multilayer varistors with Sn/Pb terminations,
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09/26/2013
MACOM's 600W GaN-on-SiC pulsed-power transistor claims highest reliability and lowest pulse droop
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announced a ceramic GaN on SiC HEMT Power Transistor for avionics applications.
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09/25/2013
HCJ Series high-current jumpers handle up to 63 amps
The HCJ Series from Stackpole offers a thin film surface mount chip jumper capable of much higher current than standard jumpers. The current handling ranges from 6.5 amps for the HCJ 0402 size up
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09/25/2013
Isola Group, a leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), released TerraGreen, the company's latest halogen-free,
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09/25/2013
Understanding power factor and the need for power factor correction

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Figure 1: An ideal waveform with a power factor of 0

Until the era of switching power supplies, Power Factor - and power factor correction - wasn't a big concern for all but a handful of electrical engineers working with large electric motors, and other,
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09/24/2013
Integrating power management functionality
In this PSDcast Frederik Dostal, an Analog Devices European Regional Power Specialist, talks with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about consolidating functionality in industrial systems to
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09/24/2013
VPG's flip-chip high-stability current sense foil resistors offer low TCR
Vishay Precision Group, announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released a new series of high-precision foil surface-mount current sensing flip chip resistors with low TCR down to
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09/24/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that Hathway, a leading cable Multi-System Operator (MSO) in India with more
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09/24/2013
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, announced their newest entry in its portfolio of GaN in Plastic packaged power products.
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09/24/2013
How bad were conditions in the notebook PC market during the second quarter? So bad that that even the red-hot segment of display panels for touch-screen mobile PCs suffered a sequential decline during
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09/23/2013
Putting intelligence into intelligent systems
In this PSDcast, Ray Lundy, COO & GM of Bellatrix Systems talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on intelligent systems in the home and other residential environments. Everyone is looking
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09/23/2013
Microchip and element14 announce Raspberry Pi chipKIT expansion board with prototyping-friendly 32-bit MCU package
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the expansion of its Arduino™ compatible chipKIT™ platform ecosystem, including
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09/23/2013
Single 36A or Dual 18A μModule regulators from Linear tout high efficiency
Linear Technology introduceD the LTM4630, a dual 18A per output or single 36A output DC/DC μModule® step-down regulator capable of delivering up to 144A when four devices are current shared. The LTM4630
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09/23/2013
The Internet of Things (IoT) - which many experts in the fields of IT and engineering believe is the fourth industrial revolution - holds the promise of delivering dramatic innovations for existing
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09/23/2013
Talking about the Internet of Things and the Smart Grid
In this PSDcast Kris Ardis, Executive Director at Maxim Integrated, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Internet of Things and how it meshes with the Smart Grid. There are many
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09/20/2013
Dialog's PWM controller IC lowers cost as well as standby power in smartphone supplies
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, audio, AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies, presents an industry-leading digital pulse width modulation (PWM) controller
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09/20/2013
Adding intelligence to front-end AC/DC systems
In this PSDcast, Richard Caubang, Technical Product Manager at Emerson Network Power, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about adding intelligence to AC/DC front-end systems to improve
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09/19/2013
The program for TSensors (Trillion) Sensor Summit has been announced by conference chairman Dr. Janusz Bryzek. The technical program will feature forty-seven of the world's leading sensor visionaries
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09/19/2013
Microchip announced their latest family of microcontrollers (MCUs), the PIC24FJ128GC010. This family is an analog system-on-chip that integrates a full analog signal chain, including Microchip's
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09/19/2013
Resistor offers lightning surge withstanding to 5.5kV
The RPC Series from Stackpole offers outstanding pulse handling in a thick film chip resistor. In addition to handling much higher pulse power than same sized commodity thick film chip, the RPC Series
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09/19/2013
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation introduced the EPC2018 as the newest member of EPC's family of enhancement mode gallium nitride power transistors. The EPC2018 is a 5.76 mm2, 150 VDS, 12
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09/19/2013
Industry leaders from the plug-in electric vehicle and advanced battery sectors gathered yesterday in Novi for the opening of North America's largest international exhibition and conference dedicated
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09/19/2013
Avnet Abacus, one of Europe's leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, has signed
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09/19/2013
Verismic launched Verismic Power Manager 4.0, an advanced PC power management software suite which uses DynamicWakeUp functionality to intelligently learn individuals' working behaviour and personalize
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09/19/2013
IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (OnlineGreenComm 2013), the virtual forum dedicated to the advancement of energy-efficient communications, will hold its third annual event from October
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09/18/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, expanded its family of radio frequency (RF) power transistors based on gallium
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09/18/2013
Nanowire-enabled touchscreens save power at both ends
In this PSDcast John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of Cambrios, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's nanowire-based touchscreen technology. In addition to being more
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09/18/2013
M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) will showcase a broad portfolio of new products for aerospace, defense and network applications, and present a technical paper during European Microwave Week in
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09/18/2013
Cees Links of GreenPeak on the connected home
In this PSDcast Cees Links, CEO and founder of GreenPeak, talks about the infrastructures needed to enable the smart home with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design. GreenPeak recently added to
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09/17/2013
GreenPeak releases low cost, low power ZigBee PRO radio chip for Smart Home
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading ZigBee semiconductor company, introduced the latest addition to its ZigBee chip portfolio - the GP490, a low cost, ultra-low power ZigBee PRO communication controller
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09/17/2013
EPC expands eGaN FET family with 100V 16mOhm power transistor
Efficient Power Conversion introduced the EPC2016 as the newest member of EPC's family of enhancement mode gallium nitride power transistors. The EPC2016 is a 3.36 mm2, 100 VDS, 11 A device with
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09/17/2013
Marway enables ethernet-based switching of PDU outlets with new RCM software
Marway Power Solutions, a leading designer and manufacturer of application-specific power distribution solutions for defense and industrial markets, announced its new MPD Series RCM software for the
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09/17/2013
Hirose Electric, a leader in the development of connector solutions, has signed a North American distribution agreement with Sager Electronics to expand its product availability and customer support.
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09/17/2013
Synchronous boost 15V, 2.5A DC/DC converter now offered in 150°C
Linear Technology announced a high temperature H-grade version of their LTC3122 in a12-lead thermally enhanced MSOP package. The LTC3122 is a 3MHz current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter with
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09/16/2013
Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, announced that it acquired ILS Technology LLC ("ILST"). Boca-Raton, FL-based
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09/16/2013
Low-capacitance TVS diode arrays from Littelfuse claim greater protection from surges & ESD than similar components
Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced two series of discrete low capacitance TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Diodes) optimized to help telecommunications circuit and hardware designers
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09/16/2013
Infineon OPTIGA security chips serve industrial & embedded environments, support next-gen TPM 2.0 firmware
Infineon Technologies introduced a family of Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) that broaden the application base for Trusted Computing and mark the first availability of discrete security chips supporting
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09/16/2013
Mouser Electronics, announced the launch of its new Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) Design Center which shows the wide range of products for consumer SMPS available from Infineon Technologies.
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09/13/2013
Test sockets optimized for high-temp, high-current, and high-reliability applications
Sullins Connector Solutions, a leader in the design and manufacturing of RoHS-compliant board-level interconnects, announced the expansion of their product portfolio to include high-temperature, high
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09/13/2013
Intersil's latest synchronous buck regulator accepts from 3V to 36V with internal compensation
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today introduced the ISL85415, a versatile 500mA synchronous buck regulator featuring a wide input voltage
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09/13/2013
Stackpole releases MR series molded metal element current sense resistors
The MR Series from Stackpole is a thru-hole current sensing resistor series with a metal element in a molded package. The inherently non-inductive metal element provides resistance values down to
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09/13/2013
Talking to Signal Transformer about passives
In this PSDcast, Mitchell Rhine of Signal Transformer talks with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the role of passives in modern electronic design. With all the advanced microcontrollers,
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09/12/2013
The Call for Papers PCIM Asia 2014 is now open. The deadline for submissions for Chinas leading power electronics conference is 15 November 2013. The PCIM Asia 2014 international exhibition and conference
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09/12/2013
Linear's LDO boasts high power density, 40μVrms noise, and H-Grade temperature range to +150°C
Linear Technology announced a new H grade, wider temperature range version of the LT1965 a 1A LDO with high power density. The IC features low dropout voltage of only 300mV at full load, wide VIN
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09/12/2013
Vishay's low-current optocouplers offer multiple CTR ranges, now available from TTI
Now available from TTI, VOS627A and VOS628A low input current optocouplers with phototransistor output from Vishay come in the compact SSOP-4 mini-flat package, and offer the flexibility to choose
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09/12/2013
TTI to carry Ohmite MIL-R-39005 qualified
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has been appointed by Ohmite as exclusive worldwide distributor for its new series of Mil-R-39005
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09/12/2013
Single LNB regulator IC offers higher switching frequency and lower supply current in satellite receiver applications
Allegro MicroSystems announced the latest release in a family of single Low Noise Block Regulators (LNBRs) for satellite receiver applications. Allegro's A8304 LNBR is a monolithic linear and switching
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09/11/2013
TE Connectivity's Power Triple Lock wire-applied connector system now available from TTI
TE Connectivity's Power Triple Lock wire-applied connector system is designed to improve reliability among a broad range of power and signal applications. It can now be sourced through TTI Inc, the
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09/11/2013
GreenPeak's latest low-power ZigBee devices
In this PSDcast, Cees Links, the founder and CEO of GreenPeak talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Open Smart Home Framework. Based on the IEEE 802.14.5 MAC/PHY definition, the
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09/11/2013
Wind River, a leader in embedded and mobile software, has released Wind River Open Network Software for the development of next-generation data center switches. Open Network Software is a complete,
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09/10/2013
Intel introduced a portfolio of datacenter products and technologies for cloud service providers looking to drive greater efficiency and flexibility into their infrastructure to support a growing
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09/10/2013
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09/10/2013
Microcontrollers enable long-term operation even with compact low-capacity batteries
LAPIS Semiconductor, part of the ROHM group, has recently announced the development of ultra-low power microcontrollers designed for devices such as watches or security tokens that require long-term
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09/09/2013
LICA low-inductance decoupling cap arrays from AVX target hi-rel mil/aero apps
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded the applications for its LICA® Series low inductance decoupling capacitor arrays. Widely utilized
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09/09/2013
Worldwide, research and innovation programs focus on turning scientific breakthroughs into innovative products and services that provide business opportunities and improve people's lives. Horizon
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09/09/2013
Linear's +36dBm IIP3 downconverting mixer boasts a 2.4dB conversion gain
Linear Technology announced the LTC5551, an ultrahigh dynamic range RF down-converting mixer for applications that demand the very best in performance. The LTC5551 offers very high linearity of +36dBm
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09/06/2013
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Discera,
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09/06/2013
Vishay releases Low-Profile SMPD TMBS rectifiers for commercial applications
Vishay Intertechnology expanded its offering of TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with 16 new 45 V, 50 V, 60 V, 100 V, and 120 V devices that feature a wide range of current ratings from
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09/06/2013
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09/05/2013
AVX's CECC-compliant wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors handle harsh environments
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the TWA-E Series of axial-leaded wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors. Featuring a welded
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09/05/2013
Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have made a significant advance in the function of metal-insulator-metal, or MIM diodes, a technology premised on the assumption
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09/04/2013
LS Research (LSR), a leading developer of RF modules and wireless products, announces the addition of the TiWi-uB1, Bluetooth® Smart Module, to the growing TiWi family of products. Designed for use
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09/04/2013
Miniature SIP AC/DC power supplies from CUI maximize board space
CUI recently launched their smallest ac-dc power supplies yet with the release of the PBK ultra-compact SIP series. Available in 1 W, 3 W, and 5 W families, the modules measure as small as 1.38 x
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09/04/2013
Analog Devices, Xilinx, MathWorks, and Avnet team up for an online virtual design conference
Analog Devices has teamed with Xilinx, MathWorks, and Avnet Electronics Marketing to bring together leading industry experts for this one-day virtual event to share signal chain and system level know-how
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09/04/2013
First low-power Deeply Depleted Channel Transistor-based chip enters volume production
SuVolta and Fujitsu Semiconductor announced volume production of the first Deeply Depleted Channel™ (DDC) transistor-based chip, MB86S22AA Milbeaut® image processor integrated circuit (IC). Manufactured
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09/04/2013
A look at fiber-to-antenna power systems
In this PSDcast, Brian DiMarco of Talley, one of the largest distributors of wireless infrastructure, communications and mobile products, talks to Alix Paultre about their fiber-plus-power system
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09/04/2013
Development kit from Farsens enables battery-free sensor technology evaluation
Farsens is offering basic and regular sample kits for parties interested in testing with their battery-free wireless sensor products. These battery-free sensor tags are based on UHF RFID technology
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09/03/2013
STMicroelectronics claims industry's most energy-efficient single-chip bluetooth 4.0 network processor
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has unveiled the industry's most energy-efficient Bluetooth® 4.0 Low-Energy Single-Mode
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09/03/2013
AVX significantly expands its portfolio of tantalum polymer capacitors
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced significant expansions to its portfolio of tantalum polymer capacitors, which is currently comprised of
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09/03/2013
Nesta is announcing the expert panel of judges that will assess the best innovations for intelligently managing in home and small business electricity use in the UK, and the process applicants will
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09/03/2013
ams, a leading provider of high-performance analog ICs and sensor solutions, announced that it has invested over €25m to create dedicated 3D IC production capacity at its wafer fabrication plant near
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09/03/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is joining with sponsors Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center, EEWeb, Electronic Engineering
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09/03/2013
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09/02/2013
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects, announced an upgrade to its Flatpack2 Trilogy product line, a compact,
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09/02/2013

 



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