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Communications & Datacom

December 2013
Harwin expands range of miniature ez-boardware RFI shield can clips

Harwin RFI/EMI Shield Clips

Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has expanded its popular EZ-Boardware range of surface mount RFI/EMI Shield Clips with four new sizes, enabling very small, low profile shield cans, and also miniature bus bars, to be secured to a PCB. These versatile clips are supplied
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12/31/2013
Ramesh Balasubramaniam of IR on the updated PMBus 1.3 specification

Ramesh Balasubramaniam of IR

In this PSDcast Ramesh Balasubramaniam of IR talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design in his role as part of the PMBus working group on the latest PMBus 1.3 Specification. In the discussion Ramesh goes over the status of PMBus and where it is going, as well as the challenges and opportunities that are currently
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12/31/2013
Vishay Intertechnology's P-Channel Gen III MOSFETs Offer industry-low RDS(on)

Vishay TrenchFET p-channel Gen III power MOSFETs

Vishay Intertechnology extended its offering of TrenchFET® p-channel Gen III power MOSFETs with additional devices in the PowerPAK® ChipFET® and PowerPAK 1212-8S packages. Designed to increase power efficiency in mobile computing and industrial control devices, the Vishay Siliconix MOSFETs released today
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12/31/2013

AVX adds vertical through-board WTB connector to its 9296 Poke Home Connector Series

AVX 9296 WTB single-poke-home connectors

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its innovative 9296 Poke Home Connector Series with the introduction of a vertical through-board, SMT, wire-to-board (WTB) connector. The 9296 WTB single-poke-home connectors feature a dual beam box contact
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12/31/2013
Texas Instruments introduced TI Designs, presented as the industry’s most extensive reference design library, spanning TI’s broad portfolio of analog, embedded processor and connectivity products for industrial, automotive, consumer, communications and computing applications, among others. TI Designs are
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12/30/2013
Molex Pico-Lock low-profile SMT wire-to-board system offers high current capability with space savings

Molex ultra-low profile SMT wire-to-board system

Molex's latest ultra-low profile SMT wire-to-board system is now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Pico-Lock™ has a unique side positive-lock design and is only 2.0mm high when mated, which enables significant space savings,
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12/30/2013
Silego introduces 3rd-gen 32.768 kHz quartz replacement

GreenCLK3TM 32.768 kHz oscillator family

Silego Technology, a leader in quartz-replacement 32.768 kHz ICs, introduced their third-generation GreenCLK3TM 32.768 kHz oscillator family. At only 1x1.6 mm the oscillators are the world’s smallest in standard plastic packaging. The product family is also available in die form with a total area of less than
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12/30/2013
IR's SupIRBuck integrated dual-output voltage regulators suit space-constrained applications

SupIRBuck integrated dual output voltage regulator

International Rectifier has introduced the IR3891 and IR3892 SupIRBuck® integrated dual output voltage regulators designed for space-constrained netcom, server and storage applications. The new dual output devices are optimized for single rail operation from 5V to 12V inputs or 1V to 21V input with external
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12/30/2013
Umesh Mishra of Transphorm on the GaN marketplace

Umesh Mishra of Transphorm

In this PSDcast Umesh Mishra of Transphorm talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the state of the GaN marketplace, and the Transphorm/Fujitsu merger. By combining Transphorm's IP and manufacturing technologies with Fujitsu's IP and foundry infrastructure, The newly-empowered Transphorm is now poised
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12/26/2013
Since the introduction in the early eighties of distributed power architectures within the telecom and datacom industries (recently called Information and Communication Technology), the power demand per board in the data-server segment has increased from 300W to 1200W and is foreseen to grow exponentially reaching
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12/23/2013
IR3891 and IR3892 dual-output SupIRBuck voltage regulators target space-constrained netcom, server, and storage apps

IR3891 and IR3892 SupIRBuck integrated dual output voltage regulators

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced the IR3891 and IR3892 SupIRBuck® integrated dual output voltage regulators, designed for space-constrained netcom, server and storage applications. The dual output devices are optimized for single rail operation from 5V
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12/23/2013
TDK-Lambda HWS-A series AC/DC supplies offer five models rated from 15-150W

TDK-Lambda HWS-A series

TDK introduced the TDK-Lambda HWS-A series of AC-DC power supplies, which comprises five models rated from 15-150W to meet a wide range of customer requirements. A significant upgrade of the established HWS series which was originally introduced in 2005, typical industrial applications include equipment used
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12/20/2013
Venkat Mattela of Redpine Signals on wireless power concerns and the IoT

Venkat Mattela of Redpine Signals

In this PSDcast Venkat Mattela, Chairman & CEO of Redpine Signals, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the power management issues in the Internet of Things (IoT), and RF power as it applies to devices operating in it. Redpine is one of the pioneers in the creation of highly differentiated
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12/20/2013
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, announced it has further expanded its low-power 8-bit tinyAVR family with the ATtiny441 and ATtiny841 to further demonstrate its commitment to continue investing in this market. This launch leverages the company’s two decades of MCU leadership to
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12/19/2013
Freescale Semiconductor is extending its Kinetis portfolio of microcontrollers to include Kinetis miniature (mini) MCUs, which offer massive design potential in a tiny industry leading package. Intelligent devices, especially in the Internet of Things (IoT) era where connectivity and portability is crucial,
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12/19/2013
Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services and Sunnyvale, California based SiTime Corporation, an analog semiconductor company tleading the timing market, announced that together - Telit’s Jupiter SE880 and SiTime’s SiT15xx oscillators
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12/18/2013
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, expanded its industry-leading family of power management ICs with a highly-integrated, innovative digital DC/DC power controller that reduces design risk, time, and cost for developers of complex power systems. The
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12/18/2013
Richard Ord of Amantys on intelligent power systems in the IoT

Richard Ord of Amantys

In this PSDcast Richard Ord of Amantys talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about smart power systems and their role in the developing Internet of Things (IoT). Amantys' Power Insight Adapter adds Insight data monitoring and observability to an IGBT Module-based power assembly. The Adapter is designed
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12/18/2013
Newark element14 and TI partner to offer LaunchPad evaluation module

MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad

Newark element14, a distributor of technology products and solutions for electronics system design, maintenance and repair, has partnered with Texas Instruments to offer the MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad. Also dubbed the F5529 LaunchPad, the module offers an easy way to start developing on the MSP430 MCUs with
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12/18/2013
IAR Systems announced the launch of IAR Green Innovation Program, a sponsor program to support innovative development projects in eco-friendly technology. The program will award selected companies with up to $25,000 worth of IAR Embedded Workbench® or IAR visualSTATE® licenses for the duration of the project. Many
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12/17/2013
Schaffner Group introduces ECOsine Active harmonic filters for 690V systems

ECOsine active harmonic filters

The Schaffner Group broadens its product offering of solutions for the improvement of power quality with the expansion of their ECOsine® Active family of active harmonic filters with models for 3-phase TN and IT 500 – 690 V power grids. An increasing number of energy-efficient electrical consumers are used
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12/17/2013
Ken Price of Tektronix on power test issues

Ken Price of Tektronix

In this PSDcast Ken Price of the power analyzers group at Tektronix talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the latest challenges facing the test & measurement industry. Engineers face increased demands for greater energy efficiency and lower line pollution, along with a growing array of government
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12/17/2013
TI's industry-leading inductance-to-digital converter now available from Mouser

TI LDC1000 Inductance-to-Digital Converter

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the world’s first Inductance-to-Digital Converter from Texas Instruments which is a contact-less, short-range sensing technology that provides a revolution in sensing. The Texas Instruments LDC1000 Inductance-to-Digital Converter available from Mouser Electronics
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12/16/2013
Littelfuse SP3012 Series TVS diode arrays provide greater layout flexibility

Littelfuse SP3012 Series TVS Diode Array

Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has added two packaging options to its SP3012 Series TVS Diode Array (SPA® Diodes) line. Like the rest of the series, these new devices are optimized for protecting sensitive chipsets with high-speed data lines from external ESD (electrostatic discharge) events. The
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12/16/2013
Eaton’s latest UPS solutions tout efficiency

Eaton’s 93E series UPS

Power management company Eaton has announced a new range of high-efficiency Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) developed specifically to meet the needs of contractors, installers and facilities managers with requirements for a cost-effective power protection solution that’s easy to implement and use. Eaton’s
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12/16/2013
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Worldwide Wearable Electronics (Smart -Textiles, Glasses, Watches) Market and Technology Analysis 2013-2018" report to their offering. The market was worth $2.7 billion in revenue in 2012 and is expected to reach
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12/16/2013
Harwin Gecko space-saving hi-rel connectors now available from TTI

Harwin Gecko Hi-Rel connectors

Now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, Harwin Gecko (G125) Series Hi-Rel connectors provide a low-profile, dual row cable-to-board and board-to-board interconnect solution in a miniature package. Answering the requirement to
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12/13/2013
Qualcomm names Steve Mollenkopf CEO and President

Steve Mollenkopf of Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a succession plan for executive management of the Company. Effective December 12, 2013, Steve Mollenkopf was promoted to Chief Executive Officer-elect of Qualcomm, and appointed to its Board of Directors.
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12/13/2013
Lattice's HetNet system enables accelerated deployment of next-gen low-power wireless infrastructures

Lattice HetNet Solutions Portfolio

Lattice Semiconductor announced a portfolio of programmable solutions for building smart, low-power cellular equipment needed to support the global rollout of Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet). In collaboration with Azcom Technology, the Lattice HetNet Solutions Portfolio enables system designers to implement
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12/12/2013
Erik Christian of Tollgrade on the challenges and opportunities in the Smart Grid

Erik Christian of Tollgrade

In this PSDcast Erik Christian of Tollgrade, a smart grid sensor market leader, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Smart Grid and the challenging landscape facing the power engineering community. Tollgrade, a leading provider of predictive fault analytics, is helping to redefine a new standard
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12/11/2013
Freescale Semiconductor has begun offering samples of its QorIQ T2080 processor. Featuring optimal performance and power efficiency, the T2080 communications processor is designed for control plane or integrated control and data plane processing. Target applications include mobile backhaul equipment, LTE/WCDMA
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12/10/2013
Vishay’s 4 pin low-current mini optocouplers now available from TTI

Vishay VOS618A and VOS617A series optocouplers

Vishay’s new 4 pin low-current mini optocouplers with phototransistor output protecting equipment users from electrical shocks and protecting the microprocessors within these systems from being damaged by voltage spikes can now be sourced through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector,
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12/10/2013
Ericsson's 864W quarter-brick converter addresses high-power datacom demands

Ericsson PKM4817NH-PIHS quarter-brick converter

Ericsson has announced a second product in its high-power PKM-NH platform, the PKM4817NH-PIHS, which employs the company’s innovative hybrid regulated topology. The platform is optimized for datacom board applications that have a 52–58V system bus distribution and require high-power regulated quarter-brick-format
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12/10/2013
Jim Douglas of Wind River on connecting things within the cloud

Jim Douglas,Senior VP of Marketing at Wind River

In this PSDcast Jim Douglas, Senior VP of Marketing at Wind River, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systerms Design about the issues involved with making sure all of the devices involved in the Internet
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12/06/2013
Redpine Signals creates first energy-harvesting, multifunctional and multiprotocol Internet of Things device
Redpine Signals, a leading developer of ultra-low-power and high-performance multi-standard wireless chipsets and systems, announced the release of the WiSeMote-EH, believed to be the industry’s first multi-functional device with Wi-Fi, BT and BT-LE connectivity and incorporating photo-voltaic energy harvesting.
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12/06/2013
Square Gas Discharge Tube from Littelfuse claims smallest GDT device available
Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced the SE Series of Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) devices in a square, miniature EIA 1206 package, making it the smallest GDT device on the market. The ultra-low capacitance of SE Series GDTs helps ensure high transmission speeds in broadband applications. They
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12/05/2013
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced a variety of social media promotions at the 2014 International CES® designed to help attendees more easily navigate the show, identify the key trends and connect with business contacts, friends and colleagues. These attractions include a Social Media Command
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12/05/2013
UBM Tech has announced that Janine Love has been promoted to Technical Director of DesignCon. Responsible for the development and integration of the two new wireless and optical conference tracks, Janine is already actively engaged with DesignCon 2014 and will continue working with the advisory board to further
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12/05/2013
Fujitsu, Fujitsu Semiconductor, and Transphorm, a leader in GaN power devices for power supplies, announced that they have reached an agreement whereby Fujitsu Semiconductor and Transphorm will integrate their gallium-nitride (GaN) power devices for power supplies businesses. This integration will dramatically
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12/04/2013
Battery gas gauge from Linear operates to 20V
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2943 multicell battery gas gauge, which makes direct measurements of 3.6V to 20V battery stacks. Absolutely no level shifting circuitry on the supply and measurement pins is required to interface with multicell voltages, so total current consumption is minimized and measurement
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12/04/2013
Sasa Radovanovic of TI on RF power

Sasa Radovanovic of Texas Instruments' RF Power Group

In this PSDcast Sasa Radovanovic of Texas Instruments' RF Power Group talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about RF power management in handheld devices. RF power management is critical to an extended battery life, consuming as much as 30% of a device's energy budget. TI recently released ultra-low
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12/04/2013
APEC 2014 returns to Fort Worth with enhanced attendee features

APEC PR Chair

The Applied Power Electronics Conference, which will convene March 16-20, 2014 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, continues the longstanding tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer. APEC 2014 will provide: The best
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12/04/2013
Frederik Dostal of Analog Devices on alternative isolation solutions

Frederik Dostal, European Regional Power Specialist for Analog Devices

In this PSDcast Frederik Dostal, European Regional Power Specialist for Analog Devices, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about using alternative isolation solutions for the feedback path of primary side switching controllers. Optocouplers aren't the perfect solution everyone would like them to be,
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12/03/2013
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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12/03/2013
Newark element14 debuts Texas Instruments' Fuel Tank BoosterPack
Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, now has the Texas Instruments (TI) Fuel Tank BoosterPack. Available exclusively at Newark element14, the product allows users of existing TI microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPads to run their device from a rechargeable
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12/03/2013
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, is hosting the fourth annual Power Forum, with on-demand, in-depth, free webinars for designers of all levels. The industry’s leading power technology suppliers have come together to address challenging design topics, look at top market trends
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12/03/2013
Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading design engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced thatit will be a sponsor and participant at the International Wireless Power Summit 2013. This exciting and informative event is set for December 4-6
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12/02/2013

 



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