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Communications & Datacom

April 2014
Globalstar claims lowest-power satellite network chipset for M2M solutions

STX3 simplex satellite global transmitter

Globalstar launched the STX3 simplex satellite global transmitter, claiming the lowest power-consuming technology currently on the market. This makes the STX3 a key requirement for customers whose monitoring devices are dispersed in remote and harsh environments. Globalstar
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04/30/2014
ARM announced an enhanced suite of higher performance and more energy-efficient products specifically designed for the rapidly growing mid-range mobile and consumer electronics markets. The suite, comprised of processor, graphics processor and physical IP, is an update to ARM’s mid-range IP offering targeting
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04/30/2014
In this episode of PSDtv STMicroelectronics demonstrates their latest wireless power transmission solution for battery charging for Power Systems Design. The Qi-standard system also
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04/30/2014

Isolation has been considered a necessary burden by designers.  It is necessary because it makes electronics safe for anyone to use.  It is a burden because it limits communication speed and consumes a lot of power and board space.  Old-technology optocouplers and even many, newer digital isolators
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04/30/2014
Anord’s John Day on critical power infrastructure in the data center

John Day of Anord

In this PSDcast John Day of Anord talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about critical power infrastructure in the data center. There is a constant p[ressure on the data center to be more space-saving, cost-efficient, and energy-optimal. Anord’s proprietary “AMS” switchgear system provides customized
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04/29/2014
Miniaturization and a low profile are demanded of the semiconductors and electronic components used in portable devices such as smartphones and tablets. Accompanying the lower voltages and larger currents used in semiconductors in devices, DC/DC converters, which have a higher conversion efficiency than linear
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04/29/2014
BEAR Power releases self-monitoring AC/DC converter with auxiliary DC input

BEAR Power 75-Watt industrial power supply

BEAR Power Supplies introduced a self-monitoring AC-DC converter for outdoor industrial applications. An auxiliary 24 V DC input provides back-up power to the universal AC input, and facilitates operation in remote areas using generators, photovoltaics or other alternative sources. The self-monitoring feature
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04/29/2014
Nanogenerator empowers acoustic energy harvesting

Triboelectrification-based thin-film nanogenerator

As a vastly available energy source in our daily life, acoustic vibrations are usually taken as noise pollution with little use as a power source. Now scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Chongqing University and Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems we have developed a triboelectrification-based
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04/28/2014
Compact 3-phase 1kVA sine wave inverter system suits industrial apps

CTP 1K series rugged modular dc-ac inverter system

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ CTP 1K series of rugged modular dc-ac inverter systems employ microprocessor controlled technology to deliver 3-Phase 1000VA output power with pure sine wave output voltage. The CTP 1K series is suitable for industrial applications where a low power, three phase AC voltage solution is
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04/28/2014
Buck-boost 3A supercapacitor charger features active capacitor balancing for fast charging

LTC3128 input current-limited buck-boost supercapacitor charger

Linear Technology introduced the LTC3128, a high efficiency, input current-limited buck-boost supercapacitor charger with active charge balancing for 1 or 2 series supercapacitors. The LTC3128 features an average input current limit that can be programmed up to 3A with +/-2% accuracy, preventing power source
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04/28/2014
Econais claims smallest, smartest and most integrated Wi-Fi module

EC19W01 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi SiP module

Econais, a technology leader in smart ultra low power miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things, announced the EC19W01, world’s smallest, smartest and most integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System In Package (SiP) module. The EC19W01 offers low power drain and features fully integrated MCU, Wi-Fi,
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04/28/2014
Indium Corporation to feature Heat-Spring thermal Interface material at PCIM 2014

Heat-Spring thermal interface material

Indium will feature its Heat-Spring® thermal interface material at PCIM 2014, May 20-22 in Nuremberg, Germany. Heat-Spring is a patented technology designed to deliver superior performance compared to thermal greases or other metal TIMs. Heat-Springs offer uniform thermal resistance at lower applied stresses
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04/23/2014
Toshiba starts first mass production of 15nm NAND flash memories

15-nanometer (nm) process technology will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit NAND flash memories

Toshiba has acheived 15-nanometer (nm) process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. Mass production with the technology will start at the end of April at Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba’s NAND flash fabrication facility (fab), replacing second generation
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04/23/2014
LynTec highlights their power control and distribution systems at PLASA Focus: Baltimore 2014

RPCR relay panel

LynTec, a leading manufacturer of customized electrical power control for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, will highlight its award-winning Remote Power Control Mobile (RPCM) power distribution panel at PLASA Focus: Baltimore 2014, taking place May 8-9 at the Reitz Arena of Loyola University
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04/22/2014
Linear's wideband active mixer tops +30dBm IIP3 with 0dB conversion gain

LTC5577 300MHz to 6GHz active downconverting mixer

Linear Technology's LTC5577 is a 300MHz to 6GHz active downconverting mixer with outstanding +30dBm IIP3 (Input Third Order Intercept) and 0dB conversion gain. The LTC5577 has wide operating frequency capability, covering all cellular bands from 450MHz to 3.6GHz with a single part. Additionally, its IF output
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04/21/2014
CamSemi launches â€fast start’ controllers for 8W & 10W phone chargers

CamSemi’s C2173 and C2174 ‘fast start’ PSS controllers target low cost ‘universal’ USB smartphone chargers and other applications rated at 8W & 10W

CamSemi released two ‘fast start’ Primary Side Sensing (PSS) controllers to extend the target applications for the company’s latest generation C2170 family into higher powers. The C2173 and C2174 controllers target low-cost MoU-compliant, USB smartphone charger and other universal input applications typically
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04/18/2014
Vicor delivers power density & digital comm capability with their latest ChiP BCMs

Vicor's ChiP BCM fixed-ratio power converter

Vicor announced their latest entries in its portfolio of isolated bus converter modules (BCMs®) based on the company's award-winning Converter housed in Package (ChiP) power component platform. Supplying up to 1.75 kW at 50 V with 98% peak efficiency and power density of 2750 W/in3, Vicor's ChiP BCM fixed-ratio
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04/16/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Vishay describes their latest VRPower ICs and MOSFETs, including their SiC620R 70A DrMOS power stage for high-frequency switching,for Power Systems Design.
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04/15/2014
British battery firm to launch modular smart battery system in the US

Intelligent Power Vault

UK based battery and charger design, development and manufacturing company Accutronics is set to launch its Intelligent Power Vault, a modular Lithium-Ion battery system in the USA at the MedTechWorld MD&M West show. The event is to take place on February 11-13, 2014 in the Anaheim Convention Centre in California.
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04/15/2014
Linear Technology releases high-reliability H-grade and military MP-grade versions of the LTC3612 high-efficiency 4MHz synchronous buck regulator

LTC3612 high efficiency 4MHz synchronous buck regulator

Linear Technology announces their latest high-reliability H-grade and military MP-grade versions of the LTC3612, a high efficiency, 4MHz synchronous buck regulator that incorporates a constant frequency, current mode architecture. The device can deliver up to 3A of continuous output current at output voltages
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04/14/2014
In this episode of PSDtv International Rectifier explains some of their demonstrations highlighting their latest digital controllers and PowIRStage® solutions for Power Systems
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04/14/2014
STMicro's STM32F4 microcontrollers launch new generation of devices

STMicroelectronics STM32F401 microcontroller

STMicroelectronics’ latest STM32F401 microcontrollers are the first in a new line of STM32 Dynamic Efficiency™ devices that combine multiple technologies to offer the best balance of dynamic power consumption and execution performance, while boosting feature integration. Combining high energy
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04/11/2014
Chris Reynolds of AVX on power design

Chris Reynolds of AVX

In this PSDcast Chris Reynolds of AVX talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the development of power design as an engineering discipline and philosophy over the years as the industry has been both enhanced and disrupted by the advances in existing and new core technologies from materials to topologies
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04/11/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Atmel explains how their latest WiFi-enabled touchscreen control solution for cloud-based devices in the Internet of Things for Power Systems Design. Atmel
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04/10/2014
Microchip introduces power monitoring IC offering signal acquisition and power calculation

MCP39F501 highly integrated, single-phase power-monitoring IC

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a power monitoring IC, the MCP39F501. This device is a highly integrated, single-phase power-monitoring IC designed for real-time measurement of AC power. It includes two 24-bit delta-sigma ADCs,
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04/09/2014
Wireless intellectual property (IP) company Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD), has partnered with Wicentric, a leader in Bluetooth software solutions, to develop powerful and efficient protocol stack software optimized for CORDIO™ BT4 radio core, SMD’s first radio core offering from the CORDIO family of sub-volt
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04/09/2014
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid state lighting and Bluetooth® Smart wireless technology, announced the use of its SmartBond™ DA14580 System on Chip (SoC) in the Cateye Strada Smart Cyclocomputer. The DA14580 meets the demanding requirements fuelled
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04/08/2014
Nujira, a leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, will be speaking at the 2014 LTE Innovation Summit, a technical leadership event hosted by Rohde & Schwarz, April 9-10, San Diego, California. Highlighting the key role that ET will play in the future of 4G devices, Ben Bartram, Staff
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04/08/2014
In this third article about power supply failures, the magnetics are examined for their contribution to the failure rate. These are usually the least understood of all components, and poor magnetics design can lead to many different failure mechanisms in power supplies. Power
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04/06/2014
The portable power application space is both broad and diverse. Products range from wireless sensor nodes (WSNs) that consume average power measured in microwatts to cart-based medical or data acquisition systems with multi-hundred Watt-hour battery packs. However, despite this variety, a few trends emerge –
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04/05/2014
Sunrise Micro Devices, an expert in sub-volt wireless design, is now a wireless intellectual property (IP) company delivering complete radio solutions to help accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Standards-based wireless technologies offer interoperability and enable low-power wireless
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04/04/2014
A novel IGBT structure was developed with reverse-blocking capabilities comparable to the forward voltage rating of the IGBT. This new device, known as the RB-IGBT, was used to create a 3 level advanced neutral point clamping power converter that shows better loss characteristics than standard 3 level converters. The
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04/03/2014
The classical, centralized power supply grids today face a transition into a so-called smart grid. This smart grid can be understood as a system of systems or the sum of interlinked minigrids with massively decentralized energy generation, storage and consumption. Though today’s large-scale power plants will
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04/03/2014
Mitsubishi Electric introduces 400V UPS for high-density data centers

Mitsubishi 9950A three-phase, on-line double-conversion UPS

Mitsubishi Electric, an industry leader in designing and manufacturing reliable, environmentally friendly uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), announced its 9950A UPS that provides mission-critical operations with an efficient UPS design for 400 volt power distribution infrastructures. Widely adopted in Europe
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04/03/2014
Linear's 80V synchronous SEPIC/inverting/boost DC/DC controller delivers up to 10A

LT8710 synchronous SEPIC, inverting, boost and flyback multi-topology DC/DC controller

Linear Technology announced the LT8710, their first synchronous SEPIC, inverting, boost and flyback multi-topology DC/DC controller. This synchronous device replaces the output diode with a high efficiency P-channel MOSFET, increasing efficiency, maximum output current (up to 10A) and eliminating the heat sink
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04/03/2014
Cisco’s recent announcement that it will construct the world’s largest network of clouds with its partners will allow the company to cash in on the global trend of rising expenditures among enterprises for cloud architecture and services, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Building
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04/03/2014
Steve Oliver & Robert Gendron of Vicor on high-voltage DC power

Steve Oliver (left) & Robert Gendron (right) of Vicor

In this PSDcast Steve Oliver and Robert Gendron of Vicor talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about high-voltage DC power distribution, and how it is gaining traction in the market place. From Data centers to transportation, high-voltage systems are becoming more and more prevalent. For example, high-voltage
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04/02/2014
DSP Group, a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, and Crow Electronic Engineering, a leading provider of advanced security and control solutions for the worldwide integrated security market, announced that Crow has started manufacturing
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04/01/2014
ROHM Semiconductor will present its latest power management product designs at PCIM, a leading trade fair for power electronics, in Nuremberg, from May 20 – 22, 2014 (Hall 9, Booth 211). The novelties offer beneficial characteristics resulting from latest material research, packaging and manufacturing expertise
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04/01/2014
Typical switched-mode power converters today include circuitry for monitoring the current flowing through a switching power MOSFET or IGBT for regulating or limiting peak current levels. This is necessary to protect the switch against high peak currents that can damage components or saturate inductors. A low-ohmic
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Date:
04/01/2014
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