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Communications & Datacom

May 2014
NXP's Quick-Jack transforms an audio jack into a multi-purpose, self-powered data port

Smartphone Quick-Jack Solution eval board

NXP Semiconductors announced the novel & versatile Smartphone Quick-Jack Solution that simplifies connecting a variety of external devices to smartphones for self-powered data communications. Adapting the standard 3.5mm audio jack found on smartphones, the Solution creates a universal interface for external
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05/30/2014
Cree introduced their latest family of high-power GaN RF transistors based on an innovative plastic package design, which leverages the superior RF performance of GaN in a low-cost platform. Initial products include the industry's first 300W plastic packaged transistor operating at 2.7 GHz, delivering unparalleled
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05/30/2014
Micrel launches their latest highly-integrated intelligent-power solution

Micrel's MIC23099 power management module

Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, introduced the MIC23099 power management solution. The device is targeted at single AA/AAA battery cell applications. Operating from a minimum battery voltage as low as 0.85V, the MIC23099
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05/29/2014

Intersil’s latest power module boasts high density, efficiency, and thermal performance

ISL8240M dual 20A/single 40A step-down power module

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL8240M, a dual 20A/single 40A step-down power module that raises the standard for efficiency and power density in infrastructure and embedded computing applications. Capable of delivering up to 100W of
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05/28/2014
TI's latest fast-charge QI wireless power receivers cut power loss by 50%

TI bq51020 and bq51021 single-chip QI receivers

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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05/28/2014
The explosion of smart connected devices and increasing volumes of rich digital content have created a worldwide flood of mobile data, requiring OEMs and carriers to dramatically boost network performance while controlling capital expenditure costs, increasing power efficiency and supporting 4G/LTE standards.
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05/27/2014
,/p> In this video Saj Sahal of Fairchild talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's rebranding at PCIM 2014. They also discuss Fairchild's recent acquisition
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05/26/2014
Paultre on Power - Joachim Fietz von Vincotech Ãber die Electronic Industrie (German Language Podcast)

Joachim Feitz, CEO of Vincotech

In dieser Unterhaltung redet Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design mit Joachim Fietz, CEO vonVincotech, über die aktuelle Situation in der Elektronik Industrie für die Design Ingenieure. Beim PCIM 2014 hat Vincotech einen Spendenmarathon ausgeführt und am Ende der Messe konnte ein Scheck fur 12.000 Euro für
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05/25/2014
Toshiba launches their next-gen low-voltage MOSFETs

Toshiba U-MOS IX-H trench-MOSFETs

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced its latest family of low-voltage, ultra-efficiency trench-MOSFETs based on the company’s next generation U-MOS IX-H semiconductor process. The MOSFETs deliver industry-leading RDS(ON)*QOSS (on resistance to output charge product) figure of merit for this class
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05/24/2014
Docea to unveil products for system level power and thermal analysis at DAC51

Docea Power software solutions

Docea Power, a provider of system level power and thermal exploration solutions, will reveal two of their latest products at the 51st Design Automation Conference (DAC). Docea Power will demonstrate the ThermalProfiler, a software solution for fast thermal exploration and verification, and the Aceplorer Power
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05/24/2014
Exar expands low-voltage single-supply LDO portfolio

Exar XR7121 LDO

Exar, a leading supplier of high performance analog mixed-signal components, and video and data management solutions, announced the expansion of its low voltage, low-dropout (LDO) regulators with the new XR71211. This LDO provides 1.5A from voltages as low as 1.4V and a guaranteed dropout voltage of 250mV at
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05/24/2014
ON Semi launches their latest family of low-voltage power MOSFETs

On Semiconductor's latest N-channel MOSFETs

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has introduced their latest family of six N-channel MOSFETs that have been designed and optimized to deliver industry leading efficiency compared to existing devices on the market. The NTMFS4Hxxx and NTTFS4Hxxx series of MOSFETs are ideally suited
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05/24/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design walks into the Transphorm booth at the 2014 PCIM exhibition wearing Google Glass, and gets shown a new prototype power
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05/22/2014
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. launches new dual N-channel enhancement-mode MOSFET for battery applications

Advanced Power Electronics's N-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFET

Advanced Power Electronics, a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced a new dual N-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFET well-suited for battery applications. The AP9922AGEO-HF-3 device supports 1.8V gate drive and features
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05/21/2014
Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, has rolled out their latest SiC-based products for ultra efficient, high-frequency operation in solar inverter, UPS, and battery management applications. This generation of SiC MOSFET-based power modules comes in two versions. One is a flow3xPHASE
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05/21/2014
Analog Devices introduced the AD9554 multi-service adaptive quad-channel clock translator with clock multiplier, which provides jitter cleanup and synchronization for many systems, including synchronous optical networks (SONET/SDH). Its embedded cross-point switch at the input provides greater flexibility and
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05/21/2014
IR’s IPM family shrinks and simplifies appliance motor drive design

IR Gen2 IRAM modules

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced their latest generation of energy-efficient Intelligent Power Modules (IPM). The second generation (Gen2) family of IRAM System-In-Package (SIP) IPMs shrinks and simplifies the design of appliance motor drive applications including
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05/21/2014
Coilcraft's latest high-current air-core inductors offer Q Factors To 230 at 400 MHz

Coilcraft’s VS Series air core inductors

Coilcraft’s VS Series air core inductors combine current ratings of up to 57.0 Amps and excellent Q factors, making them ideal for high current IF/RF applications. Other applications include high power filtering, high frequency VRMs where magnetic material must be avoided (e.g., in MRI machines), and as high
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05/21/2014
Wuerth Electronics Midcom has introduced a series of offline discontinuous mode flyback transformers targeting low profile power applications. Dean Huumala, Product Marketing Manager for Wuerth Electronics Midcom, said “We have recognized a need in the market for a low profile solution that not only offers
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05/20/2014
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC), experts on the design and use of gallium nitride transistors, will conduct a one-hour webinar sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) on June 4th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT). In this webinar eGaN FETs are compared with MOSFETs in highly resonant
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05/20/2014
Vicor launches their latest ChiP-based DCM converter modules

Vicor's isolated, regulated DC/DC converter modules

Vicor announced a new platform of isolated, regulated DC/DC converter modules based on the company’s Converter housed in Package (ChiP) power component platform. Delivering up to 2X the power density of conventional DC-DC converters, Vicor’s new ChiP DCMs™ enable power engineers to conserve valuable board
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05/20/2014
Toshiba launches 4A protection function smart gate driver photocoupler

TLP5214 smart gate driver photocoupler

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a smart gate driver photocoupler with 4A (max) output current housed in a thin SO16L package for use in driving medium-power IGBTs and power MOSFETs. The TLP5214 has a number of advanced integrated functions including IGBT desaturation detection, active miller clamping,
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05/20/2014
Infineon's Slew Rate Control EiceDRIVER addresses demanding industrial apps to 1200V

1EDS-SRC EiceDRIVER(tm) Safe lets developers choose from among a total of eleven collector emitter voltages at turn-on.

At this year's PCIM trade fair Infineon Technologies will present for the first time a single channel gate driver from the latest EiceDRIVER™ product family, developed especially for high-end systems in the industrial sector. The type 1EDS20I12SV EiceDRIVER Safe driver component features the first Slew Rate
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05/20/2014
Infineon introduces next-gen leadless SMT package for CoolMOS

ThinPAK 5x6

Infineon Technologies today introduces their latest leadless surface mounted (SMD) package for CoolMOS MOSFETs named ThinPAK 5x6. Chargers for mobile devices, Ultra High Definition TVs and LED lighting all have to meet numerous conflicting requirements. Consumers long for slim yet high performing products. Therefore,
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05/19/2014
Torex's latest voltage regulators exhibit a quiescent current of 2.0ÎA

TOREX XC62FJ series

The XC62FJ series are voltage regulators with 10V input, a low quiescent current of 2.0μA, and a maximum output current of 200mA. In recent years, mounting space has become limited due to the increasingly advanced functionality and miniaturization of applications that include a regulator, and there is a demand
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05/15/2014
Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated on smart metering

Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated

In this PSDcast Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about power metering, especially sub-metering in intelligent facilities and buildings. Metrology, security, and communication are the core elements of smart electricity meters, and Maxim's field-proven solutions address
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05/15/2014
Cree power module challenges price-performance barrier in power conversion

Cree’s all-SiC power modules

Cree’s silicon-carbide (SiC) technology continues to enable smaller, lighter, more efficient and lower-cost power systems with the latest all-SiC 300A, 1.2kV half-bridge module. Packaged in industry-standard 62mm housing, the innovative module reduces energy loss due to switching by more than five times compared
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05/15/2014
Cloud-based home management systems that allow users to remotely control household features like lighting and air conditioning are set for rapid growth in the coming years, with the installed base set to rise by a factor of eight from 2013 to 2018. The global installed base of cloud-based home management
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05/15/2014
Mark Walsh of Vishay on capacitors in power systems

Mark Walsh of Vishay

In this PSDcast Mark Walsh, Product Marketing Manager for ceramic leaded and specialty products at Vishay, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about capacitors and some of the applications they serve, such as safety caps in noise supression in power supplies. Vishay offers both multilayer and single-layer
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05/14/2014
Charge Wirelessly with Freescale ICs from Mouser

Freescale wireless charging IC

Mouser Electronics is now shipping the Freescale® MWCT1000CFM and MWCT1101CLH wireless charging ICs. These devices are Freescale's cutting edge solutions for single coil wireless charging transmitter applications. The new MWCT1000CFM and MWCT1101CLH wireless charging ICs available from Mouser Electronics
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05/14/2014
Next-gen tech drives organic electronics forward

Exhibit at LOPEC 2014: a cylinder functionalized with sensor structures

Electronically or photonically functionalized surfaces, three-dimensionally on every possible object - that is printed electronics for you. At the International Exhibition and Conference for Printed Electronics, LOPEC 2014, leading manufacturers present their latest developments in equipment technology and innovative
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05/14/2014
Qualcomm Technologies,is hosting the fifth Qualcomm Reference Design and Wireless Innovation Summit at the Shenzhen Intercontinental Hotel in Shenzhen, China, May 14 –15, 2014. The summit will continue to foster collaboration among device manufacturers and software and hardware component providers in the development
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05/13/2014
Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, will demonstrate a broad portfolio of smartly integrated solutions that optimise system performance and show the development and rapid prototyping of solutions and tools at this year’s PCIM 2014 show taking place
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05/12/2014
AVX expands the capacitance range for its X7R and NP0 (C0G) high-voltage multilayer ceramic chip capacitors

AVX High-Voltage Multilayer Ceramic (MLC) Chip Capacitor Series

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded the capacitance range for its High-Voltage Multilayer Ceramic (MLC) Chip Capacitor Series. Available in both X7R and NP0 (C0G) options, the High-Voltage MLC Chip Series now offers voltages spanning 600V to 5000V and capacitance
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05/12/2014
Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, has launched the newest low-power, low-cost device in the PSoC® 1 family from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. This exclusive kit features Cypress’ new CY8C24x93 low-power PSoC1 and brings the power of PSoC to life in
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05/12/2014
Lacey Neddo of Amped Wireless on managing portable devices

Lacey Neddo of Amped Wireless

In this PSDcast Lacey Neddo of Amped Wireless talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of wireless portable devices and some of the challenges being presented to the industry in driving and managing them. Amped Wireless specializes in providing long range wireless consumer and business communication
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05/09/2014
ROHM's wireless power receiver IC to serve smartphones and other portable devices

Qi Standard Expansion and Development Roadmap

ROHM has recently announced the development of a wireless power receiver IC designed to charge smartphones and other portable devices. The BD57011GWL is compliant with WPC’s (Wireless Power Consortium) latest Qi Low Power Ver1.1 standard for wireless power transmission and features low heat generation in a
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05/09/2014
After three successful days of the conference in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, the 13th Electronic Circuits World Convention (ECWC13) closes its doors with a positive result. The PCB conference, which was held this year parallel to the SMT Hybrid Packaging 2014, gave participants from around the world a comprehensive
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05/09/2014
McObject®, developer of the eXtremeDB® In-Memory Database System (IMDS) product family, and Express Logic, provider of the ThreadX real-time operating system (RTOS) and software tools, announced a partnership in which eXtremeDB has been ported to ThreadX. The integration delivers a fast and cost-effective
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05/08/2014
At PCIM 2014, Thomas Neyer, Fellow and Head of Fairchild’s High Voltage Technology/Device Development Centers, will deliver a keynote address, titled Progress in Power Semiconductor Devices and Applications. On Tuesday, May 20, at 0945, in room Brussel 1, Neyer will discuss how advances in power
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05/08/2014
Comdel, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of custom Radio Frequency (RF) Power Supplies, announced the appointment of Scott Johnson, former Senior Vice President, as Comdel’s President. After 48 years, Ted Johnson, founder of Comdel, Inc., has decided to hand over the role of President
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05/08/2014
In this episode of PSDtv STMicroelectronics demonstrates their DC/DC converter solution for demanding CPU power applications using their auto-tuning technology for Power Systems
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05/08/2014
ANSYS introduced 2014 version of RedHawk™, the industry-standard power noise and reliability sign-off platform ready for FinFET-based designs. The new release delivers greater performance, capacity and coverage, as well as sign-off accuracy to address the challenges faced by the increasing complexity of FinFET-based
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05/07/2014
STMicroelectronics' STM32 ultra-Low-Power microcontrollers serve consumer, health, and industrial apps

STM32L0 ultra-low-power series

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has released a range of 32-bit general-purpose microcontrollers that can significantly extend battery life in a wide range of consumer, health, and industrial applications. The STM32L0 ultra-low-power
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05/06/2014
Sony develops magnetic tape technology with record-breaking data density

Magnetic tape technology that achieves the highest areal recording density

In recent years, the rapid recovery of data systems such as databases and data servers following natural disasters, as well as secure management of information has become ever more important, and companies around the world are proceeding to build new data systems. In addition, the expansion of cloud services
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05/05/2014
TE Connectivity (TE) has launched an interactive 3D intelligent building experience for engineers and customers hosted on their website. The demand for energy efficiency and the evolution of smarter, more efficient technology has created the need for intelligent buildings in which building systems communicate
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05/05/2014
ROHM Semi claims industry's smallest transistors

VML0604-packaged transistor

ROHM has recently announced the release of the smallest transistors in the industry. The VML0604 package (0.6mmx0.4mm, t=0.36mm) cuts size by 50% compared with conventional models, making it ideal for smartphones and other portable devices requiring greater smaller, thinner form factors. In recent years in the
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05/05/2014
Micrel's multi-mode DC/DC controller delivers up to 50A

MIC2111 DC/DC multi-mode controller

Micrel, an industry leader in high performance analog and high-speed mixed signal, LAN, and timing and communications solutions, released the MIC2111 DC/DC multi-mode controller, capable of operating in a valley current mode or a voltage mode configuration. This controller provides the necessary PWM signal to
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05/05/2014
Emerson Network Power, a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, announced a collaboration between its Electrical Reliability Services business and North Carolina-based Primary Integration Solutions (PI). The two industry-leading companies join resources
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05/05/2014
Freescale's Steve Tateosian on embedded systems in the Internet of Things

Steve Tateosian of Freescale

In this PSDcast Steve Tateosian of Freescale talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenges involved in designing intelligent cloud-based embedded systems for the Internet of Things. Freescele's Kinetis portfolio of ARM Cortex MCUs consists of multiple hardware- and software-compatible ARM
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05/02/2014
The United States Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent action to repurpose the 1755–1780 MHz band for commercial mobile broadband paired in auction with the 2155–2180 MHz band is one very important step to meet both consumers’ rising demand for mobile broadband and the challenge of limited
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05/02/2014

 



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