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Communications & Datacom

October 2013
Take the opportunity to present your latest developments at the user oriented PCIM South America Conference. Author advantages: Well-known platform to present your know-how to a professional
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10/28/2013
Three low-power reference designs from Maxim Integrated provide end-to-end integration of the signal chain, simplifying factory automation. The Carmel, Monterey, and Fremont industrial reference designs
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10/28/2013
Security is relative
Security in the 21st century must migrate, as all other disciplines must, to the new reality of the necessity of increased levels of granularity in data. We can no longer use the antiquated software
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10/26/2013

CadSoft Computer and Epec Engineered Technologies recently finalized a North American distribution agreement. Epec now supports CadSoft's strategy of expanding its presence in this key market, by
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10/25/2013
Wind River, a leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems, introduced the latest version of Wind River Intelligent Device Platform, a complete software development environment used
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10/25/2013
Power management company Eaton has helped advance the reliability and energy efficiency of radio and television broadcast stations throughout Bulgaria. Leading broadcasting service, NURTS Bulgaria
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10/25/2013
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects, announced their latest 24 VDC and 48 VDC wide-input DC-DC converter
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10/25/2013
Wireless 400mA power receiver simplifies contactless battery charging over a 1.2cm air gap
Linear Technology introduced the LTC4120, a first for the company in the wireless battery charging space. The LTC4120 combines a wireless power receiver with a constant-current/constant-voltage battery
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10/24/2013
Tomorrow's advances in digital communication solutions are available today from Arrow OCS. The solutions provided integrate the complexities of signage, kiosks and other applications to create complete,
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10/24/2013
Power management in industrial inkjet printing
In this PSDcast Eric Boere, a Field Application Engineer for Apex Microtechnology, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the power-management challenges behind industrial inkjet printing.
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10/24/2013
AS8506 cell monitoring IC from ams empowers lithium cell monitoring and balancing
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
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10/24/2013
Wind River, a leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems, has introduced the latest version of its open source, real-time, multi-core-enabled kernel virtualization technology offering,
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10/24/2013
Acopian releases a family of 450W 1U programmable single-output AC-DC power supplies
Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom, standard and modified standard power supplies, is the expansion of its 1U AC-DC programmable power supply portfolio to include
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10/23/2013
TI unveils envelope tracking DC/DC converter for 3G and 4G LTE smartphones
To help get more life out of a battery, Texas Instruments introduced what is believed to be the industry's most efficient envelope tracking power supply solution available to support 3G and 4G LTE
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10/22/2013
Synchronous step-down 42V, 4A Silent Switcher draws just 2.5μA of quiescent current
Linear Technology announced the LT8614, a 4A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. A novel Silent Switcher™ architecture reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 20dB, well below
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10/22/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced it has won a prestigious BearingPoint Innovation Management Award for its FD-SOI
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10/21/2013
Power Integrations claims first Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Smartphone Charger reference design
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, introduced the first reference design for a Qualcomm® Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power
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10/21/2013
Managing PC power through the cloud
In this PSDcast Ashley Leonard of Verismic talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about managing PCs through the cloud for better system efficiency. Verismic recently launched their Power
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10/19/2013
PREMO offers RFID transponder designer kit for automotive electronics
PREMO Group, a leading manufacturer of RFID antennas, is offering a new RFID kit with a set of transponder coils with 30% discount for ams users. The promotion is available for the next 60 days. The
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10/18/2013
ARCOL MSR bare-element resistors serve measurement and control apps
MSR bare-element resistors from ARCOL Resistors have been developed for current sensing and shunt applications in intelligent power systems and instrumentation. The MSR series feature a special alloy
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10/18/2013
Infineon ramps production of chipsets for millimeter-wave backhaul
Infineon Technologies has started the production of its BGTx0 chipsets for wireless backhaul communication systems. The transceiver family provides a complete radio frequency (RF) front-end for wireless
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10/18/2013
NASA SpaceCube 2.0 sports Peregrine UltraCMOS power management solution
Peregrine Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), is receiving early reports from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center that its UltraCMOS®-based
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10/18/2013
Research and Markets has released the "Circuit Breaker Market & Fuse Market by Type, Application Non-Residential/Residential Construction, Electronic/Electrical Equipment, Transportation Equipment
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10/18/2013
America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Singapore-based AddCom Solution. The agreement
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10/18/2013
CUI's USB switcher comes in an ultra-compact case
CUI Inc has announced an ultra-compact 5 W wall plug adapter with integrated USB connector, the EPSA050100U-I38-EJ. With a footprint of just 41 x 30 mm (1.61 x 1.18 inches), the adapter is among the
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10/17/2013
True bipolar SAR ADC simplifies input signal conditioning for 10V applications
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2338-18, an 18-bit 1Msps no latency analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a wide 10.24V fully differential, true bipolar input range for high voltage, industrial
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10/17/2013
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor claims best-In-class DrMOS-IIIS power modules
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, launched the AOZ5019, a third-generation high efficiency power module with
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10/17/2013
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, introduced the MIC4604, a 85V Half Bridge MOSFET driver that features an integrated
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10/17/2013
CLIFF Electronics manufactures a wide and versatile range of AC and DC power connectors for OEM, production-line testing, product burn-in and service applications, and will be exhibiting them and
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10/17/2013
PFM DC/DC converter from Advanced Power Electronics saves space, cost
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors and ICs for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced the APE1910-HF-3, a Pulse Frequency Modulation (PFM) DC/DC
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10/16/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a core member of the GENIVI® Alliance supporting the GENIVI open-source platform for
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10/16/2013
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduced devices with a high-lead solder termination ideal for applications requiring higher temperature solder. The EPC2801, EPC2815, and EPC2818 feature
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10/16/2013
In the third annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012 - 2017), Cisco forecasts that global cloud traffic, the fastest growing component of data center traffic, is expected to grow 4.5-fold - a 35 percent
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10/16/2013
UPS considerations in data centers
In this PSDcast Jason Anderson, a Product Line Manager at Eaton, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about UPS systems in data centers and the issues of efficiency and thermal management.
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10/16/2013
Freescale Semiconductor will soon begin shipping Kinetis M series microcontrollers (MCUs) in volume quantities. Based on the 32-bit ARM® CortexTM-M0+ core, Kinetis M series products are designed for
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10/16/2013
TI claims its 10-A SIMPLE SWITCHER power module is industry's smallest
Texas Instruments introduced three power management modules to its SIMPLE SWITCHER® family, including the 10-A LMZ31710, which provides the industry's highest power efficiency in the smallest package,
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10/15/2013
Nordic claims first concurrent ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy combo chip
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced the release of the nRF51922 System-on-Chip (SoC), presented as the world's first multiprotocol SoC solution offering concurrent ANT+
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10/15/2013
The XC9260/XC9261 Series of synchronous step-down DC/DC converters with 1.5A output from Torex Semiconductor incorporates their HiSAT-COT control method (High Speed Transient Response). Compared to
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10/15/2013
The skills preservation challenge in engineering
In this PSDcast David Zabetakis, President of Doble Engineering, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the dangers the industry faces as more and more engineering skills risk being
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10/15/2013
IAR Systems announced that its technical education program IAR Academy™, previously launched in Germany and Sweden, is now extended to the UK, France, United States, Brazil, and Japan.
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10/15/2013
Low-noise low-dropout 600mA negative linear regulator includes precision programmable current limit and bidirectional output current monitoring
Linear Technology announced the LT3090, the latest member of their LDO+™ family, a 600mA low dropout negative linear regulator featuring low noise, rail-to-rail operation, precision programmable current
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10/14/2013
Two years after formation, G3-PLC Alliance is excited to present the key results of the year. The number of G3-PLC Alliance's members increased strongly, with new representatives from Asia. Fourty-four
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10/14/2013
Talking to Panasonic about GaN semiconductors
In this PSDcast Howard Sin, Principal Engineer, and Tom Higuchi, Development Manager in Panasonic's semiconductor division on their take about GaN semiconductors to Alix Paultre of Power Systems
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10/14/2013
STMicro unveils novel HomePlug smart SoC for smart-home and smart-energy apps
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has released its novel ST2100 STreamPlug System-on-Chip (SoC), targeting smart-home and
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10/14/2013
Powering up universal mobile telemedicine

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Figure 1. Global Mobile Sensing Health & Fitness Sensor Shipments.

Universal health care is one of the most important governmental, societal and economic issues in recent time. Attention has been mainly focused on providing health insurance to the uninsured. However,
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10/11/2013
Plastic's role in power at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Allen Klenotiz of Spec Industries talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on plastic coatings and their role as insulators and protectors in power systems. He also talks about
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10/11/2013
Fault-protected, 50mA step-down charge pump provides tegulated output with input current doubling
Linear Technology announced the LTC3255, a versatile high voltage step-down switched capacitor converter that delivers up to 50mA of output current. In applications where the input voltage exceeds
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10/11/2013
New analog IC selection web tool delivers immediate results
Imagine an engineer who develops a new application and needs a variety of Power Management, Data Converter and other ICs. The typical way to find specifications matching products is either the re-use
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10/11/2013
300mA LDO regulators from Advanced Power Electronics offer low quiescent current
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors and ICs for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced a new series of low drop-out linear regulators that include
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10/10/2013
Deutsche Telekom, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, and DSP Group(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged
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10/10/2013
ROHM claims first baseband IC compliant with  HD-PLC Inside
ROHM has recently begun development of what is believed to be the industry's first baseband IC compliant with HD PLC Inside, a newly developed embedded broadband high-speed power line communication
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10/10/2013
Eltek's Flatpack S 1800W rectifier challenges industry with a power density of 47W/in3
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency (HE) power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications, and renewable energy projects announced an extension to their Flatpack S family with the launch
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10/10/2013
Contract manufacturing trends at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Scot Story of AMI, an employee-owned contract manufacturer in Maine, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about current pressures and trends in the contract manufacturing
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10/10/2013
Eltek announced a major contract for data centers in the Pacific region. The contract will generate revenues of NOK 16 million (appox. $2.75 million) for the first of three phases. "The contract
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10/09/2013
Latest space-saving bipolar power transistor from STMicro rivals MOSFET energy efficiency
The STMicroelectronics 3STL2540 combines the cost and silicon-area efficiencies of a bipolar transistor with energy efficiency similar to MOSFETs of comparable rating, giving designers a space-saving
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10/09/2013
TI delivers industry's first digital current sensor and voltage monitor
Texas Instruments LMP92064 is presented as the industry's first digital current sensor and voltage monitor with simultaneous sampling and SPI interface. The LMP92064 integrates a precision current
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10/09/2013
Tooling Dynamics at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Joel Trimmer of Tooling Dynamics talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about precision metalwork and its role in electronics. Tooling Dynamics specializes in high volume,
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10/08/2013
AVX adds two wire-to-board closed box contacts to its 70-9296 series
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced the completion of its innovative 70-9296 Series wire-to-board, dual beam, closed box contacts. The full
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10/08/2013
IAR Systems introducesd a new version of its world-leading development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench® for the ultra-low power 16-bit MSP430 microcontrollers. In addition to new libraries and integrations,
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10/08/2013
RIGOL introduces the DS1000Z Series digital oscilloscope
RIGOL Technologies EU introduced the DS1000Z series digital oscilloscope with lots of breakthrough built-in technologies in its class, including analog front end and trigger unit. It delivers superior
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10/08/2013
Coilcraft's latest high-current shielded power Inductors offered in low DCR and high Isat versions
Coilcraft's latest SER80xx Series high-current shielded power inductors are offered in two versions — one providing exceptionally low DC resistance and the other offering saturation current ratings
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10/08/2013
Experts from industry and academia are kindly invited to present their latest developments and expectations for future trends at the PCIM 2014 conference (previously unpublished submissions only).
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10/08/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Movea, a leading provider of data-fusion and motion-processing technologies for consumer
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10/08/2013
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
Intelligent lighting and smart buildings
In this PSDcast Tushar Dave, CEO of Enlighted, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about intelligent lighting systems and smart facility management. Energy savings are critical for a
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10/07/2013
IR's SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator delivers over 97% efficiency, shrinks PCB size up to 60% vs. discrete solutions
nternational Rectifier introduced the IR3846 35A Point-of-Load (POL) integrated voltage regulator for space constrained enterprise power applications including servers, storage and netcom and telecom
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10/07/2013
CamSemi's C2172PX8 empowers low-cost USB chargers for smartphones
CamSemi has announced the first in a series of planned new products that will extend the company's recently launched C2170 family of next generation Primary Side Sensing (PSS) controllers into higher
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10/07/2013
Pulse Electronics introduces ultra-thin NFC antenna for mobile devices
Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduces an ultra-thin near field communications (NFC) ferrite sheet antenna. The antenna is 28% thinner than the previous version
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10/07/2013
Enhancing RF system efficiency with bypass mode in hysteretic step-down converters

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Figure 1. Data from the MAX8805W show how a bypass FET affects output voltage line regulation.

A hysteretic DC-DC step-down converter has been widely used in 2G/3G/4G RF power amplifiers (PAs) as a replacement for a direct battery supply to the PA's DC supply. By dynamically adjusting the PA
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10/04/2013
Syscom Tech at the Design2Part show
In this PSDcast Steve Mcintyre of Syscom Tech talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of electronic assembly and PC board manufacturing. Syscom is a leading contract manufacturer
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10/04/2013
Synchronous buck from Linear provides cable drop compensation
Linear Technology announced the LT8697, a 2.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator designed to power 5V USB applications. The LT8697 delivers precise 5V regulation at a remote
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10/04/2013
Ametherm's SMT thermistors enable high-accuracy temperature compensation and measurement
Ametherm introduced three new series of surface-mount thermistors for high-accuracy temperature compensation and measurement. To meet the specific requirements of any application, SM04, SM06, and
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10/04/2013
Morgan Advanced Materials is pleased to announce that it now offers ceramic pins for sensors, circuit breakers and electronic passive components in a variety of custom material formulations and blends,including
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10/04/2013
Lattice MachXO3 FPGA family claims most advanced & lowest cost per I/O programmable bridging and I/O expansion solution
Lattice Semiconductor presented its ultra-low density MachXO3™ Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family as the world's smallest, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable platform aimed at expanding system
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10/04/2013
Westport Precision's enclosure tech at the Design2Part show
In this PSDcast Jed Perkins of Westport Precision talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the company's capabilities in sheet metal fabrication and enclosure technology at the Design2Part
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10/03/2013
Mouser Electronics announced a new global distribution agreement with Swissbit to distribute their DRAM and Flash memory solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the memory industry,
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10/03/2013
The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system
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10/03/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the innovator of integrated micro-package components used by OEMs to build incredibly
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10/03/2013
EMA, a full-service provider of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, is announcing release 2.0 of Team Design for OrCAD®. "Many of our customers design their electronics with a team of engineers,
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10/03/2013
Torex Semiconductor releases 85m? power switch
Torex Semiconductor has developed the XC8107/XC8108 series of 85m? low ON resistance power switches with an internal Pch MOSFET. These switches are ideal for USB 2.0 and 3.0 applications, as well
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10/03/2013
Eaton's 93PM UPS boasts market-leading efficiency, scalability and flexible deployment options
Power management company Eaton announced the launch of the 93PM uninterruptible power supply (UPS), its next generation three-phase system engineered to offer the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO)
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10/03/2013
KIB circuit board and wire harness technology at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Bill Faubion of KIB talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about flexible circuit and wire harness technology at the Design2Part exhibition in Pennsylvania. In addition to
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10/03/2013
Dual 13A μModule regulator from Linear offers digital interface for remote monitoring & control
Linear Technology announced the LTM4676, a dual 13A or single 26A μModule® (micromodule) step-down DC/DC regulator with a serial digital interface. The interface enables system designers and remote
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10/02/2013
Phihong's latest 75W PoE power injector handles dual 2-pair detection systems
Phihong, a leader in Power-over-Ethernet solutions, has developed a power injector that provides a full 75W output and operates with 4-pair detection systems using 25K signature resistance. Designated
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10/02/2013
Trient Technologies at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Taylor Miller of Trient talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their products, capabilities, and their impressions of the current state of American contract manufacturing.
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10/02/2013
Coilcraft will participate in the 16th European Microwave Week, held October 6-11 at the Nürnberg Convention Center, Nuremberg, Germany. The Coilcraft exhibit will include its broad range of wirewound
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10/02/2013
Sondrel, a leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancies, is presenting two papers at Mentor Graphics' User2User (U2U) Conference on October 17 in Munich. Sondrel's close partnerships with customers,
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10/01/2013
As the primary line of defense for our electric power grid, it's essential to understand and regularly assess the health of circuit breakers in order to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of power.
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10/01/2013
EPC releases GaN transistors capable of amplification to multiple GHz range
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, a leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN®) power FETs, extends its family of high-speed, high performance transistors with the EPC8000
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Date:
10/01/2013
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