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Communications & Datacom

July 2014
Brian Huffman of Micrel on powering portable devices

Brian Huffman of Micrel

In this PSDcast Brian Huffman of Micrel talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about portable devices and power management. Portable devices are the foot soldiers in the Internet of Things and the related power management infrastructures must be up to the task of properly driving and managing them. Micrel
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07/31/2014
Tectrol announced the availability of their TFE-1800-48 1800 watt output power, 48VDC output front end power supply designed in a sub-1U horizontal package for integration into a Tectrol power shelf or other end-user system. The power supply includes secondary isolation from chassis >1500VRMS with output
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07/30/2014
Linear's 2kVAC 9 x 15 x 4.92-mm BGA-packaged 2.5W isolated ÂμModule converter is UL60950 recognized

The LTM8046 2.5W output DC/DC µModule converter with 2kVAC galvanic isolation

Linear Technology introduced the LTM8046, a 2.5W output DC/DC µModule® (micromodule) converter with 2kVAC galvanic isolation (production tested to 3kVDC) in a 9mm x 15mm x 4.92mm ball grid array (BGA) package. A minimum creepage distance of 4.3mm on the package exterior supports operation at a working voltage
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07/30/2014

Isola announced the availability of a free Impedance and Power-Handling Calculator that predicts the design attributes for microstrips and striplines based on the design’s target impedance and dielectric properties of the company’s RF, microwave and millimeter-wave laminate materials. This new tool supports
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07/29/2014
Mark de Clercq of Dialog Semiconductor on driving wireless systems

Mark de Clercq of Dialog Semiconductor

In this PSDcast Mark de Clercq of Dialog Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues surrounding power for wireless systems. In the cloud-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) and the related Smart Grid there is a great need to properly drive the various wireless systems and devices
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07/29/2014
Shreefal Mehta of Paper Battery on powering the IoT

Shreefal Mehta of Paper Battery

In this PSDcast Shreefal Mehta, CEO of Paper Battery, talks to Alix Paultre about energy storage challenges in small portable wireless devices. The Internet of Things is bringing connectivity and logic to more and more devices, both legacy and novel, creating a strong demand for better and smaller energy storage
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07/28/2014
littleBits' cloudBit gives you the power to connect any object to the cloud

cloudBit gives people the power to turn any object into an internet­-connected device

littleBits Electronics, a company making hardware limitless, announced the launch of the cloudBit. First previewed at TED 2014, the cloudBit adds a new dimension to the littleBits library, letting you “snap the internet to anything”. Mapping to littleBits’ mission of putting the power of electronics in
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07/28/2014
The digital universe—a measure of all digital data created, replicated, and consumed in a year—will reach 40 zettabytes (40 x 1024 bytes) by the end of 2020—a 50-fold increase from 2010 [1]. According to projections from Cisco Systems, annual Internet traffic alone will cross the 1 zettabyte
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07/27/2014
Concerns over climate changes due to carbon emissions have resulted in the increasing application of power electronic inverters in both renewable energy applications and in energy efficient motor drives.  Safe and reliable operation of these systems requires that the power electronic circuits connected
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07/25/2014
Cree has released two high-performance 50V gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) ideal for use in high power broadband amplifier, CW, and pulsed applications. Exhibiting high efficiency, high gain, and wide bandwidth capabilities, in addition to high power density, low parasitics,
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07/25/2014
Imagination Technologies unveiled their Ensigma Series4 'Whisper' low-power radio processing unit (RPU) architecture, designed to drive a new generation of wearables, IoT and other connected devices where ultra-low power consumption and low cost points are key. Tomorrow's IoT,
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07/24/2014
The element14 engineering community has announced two winners in its “Beyond the Phone” Wireless Power Challenge. They were chosen out of 12 finalists from around the world who built wireless power solutions for everyday purposes using technology from Wuerth Elektronik and Texas Instruments. Eduardo
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07/24/2014
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid state lighting and short-range wireless technologies, unveilied the first AC/DC rapid charge controller compatible with MediaTek’s new Pump Express™ fast charge protocol. The iW1680 is a single-chip solution that uses Dialog’s
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07/17/2014
Agilent Technologies presented the industry’s most accurate test solution for characterizing USB 3.1 receivers. Using the Agilent USB 3.1 receiver test set, design and test engineers in the semiconductor and computer industry can now accurately characterize and verify USB 3.1 receiver ports in ASICs and chipsets. USB
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07/16/2014
STMicro's long-life paper-thin EFL700A39 EnFilm rechargeable batteries now at Mouser

STMicroelectronics' EFL700A39 EnFilm™ Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

Mouser Electronics is now shipping STMicroelectronics' EFL700A39 EnFilm™ Rechargeable Lithium Batteries. At 25.7x25.7mm, these batteries are about the size of a postage stamp and are almost as thin, with a thickness of only 0.22mm. Nominal battery voltage is 3.9V with a capacity of 0.7mAh. This battery can
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07/16/2014
Pulse Electronics' high-frequency multilayer ceramic chip inductors suit telecom, networking, medical, and industrial apps

Pulse high-frequency multilayer ceramic chip inductors

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, has extended its inductor product offerings with a line of high-frequency multilayer ceramic chip inductors. These RF ceramic inductors have low DC resistance, high Q values at higher frequencies, high self-resonant frequency, and high reliability.
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07/15/2014
Newark element14 has announced the launch of the Texas Instruments MSP430 ULP (ultra low power) FRAM LaunchPad, a development platform which combines embedded FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory) and a holistic ultra low-power system architecture. The new addition to the LaunchPad family, MSP-EXP430FR5969
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07/10/2014
Linear's 5A, 15V 2-phase synchronous-boost regulator achieves 95% efficiency

LTC3124 dual-phase, 3MHz, current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC3124 dual-phase, 3MHz, current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter with output disconnect and inrush current limiting. Dual-phase operation significantly reduces peak inductor and capacitor ripple currents, minimizing component size while delivering lower output ripple
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07/09/2014
Freescale Semiconductor announced the addition of the MMPF0200 device to its PF Series of highly programmable power management ICs (PMICs). Optimized to work seamlessly in systems based on Freescale’s i.MX 6Solo, i.MX 6SoloLite and i.MX 6DualLite applications processors, the exceptional configurability and
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07/08/2014
Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance signal processing technology, introduced their latest family of digital isolator devices optimized for serial peripheral interface (SPI) communications systems. The ADuM315x SPIsolator™ digital isolator family is based on ADI’s award-winning iCoupler® digital
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07/03/2014
Nordic's Bluetooth smart protocol stack enables wearable hubs that don't need smartphones

The S130 SoftDevice is a Bluetooth v4.1 compliant protocol stack and includes all Bluetooth Smart protocol layers up to and including GATT/GAP

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced the launch of its most advanced, feature-rich Bluetooth® Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy) protocol stack to date - the S130 SoftDevice - that allows the development of Nordic nRF51 Series SoC-based advanced wearable Bluetooth Smart
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07/03/2014
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has joined Qualcomm Inc and other technology companies in a bid to establish standard ways for household devices like light bulbs and thermostats to talk to each other. The Qualcomm-backed AllSeen Alliance is among a growing number of efforts for companies working alone or in groups
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07/02/2014
Paultre on Power - Heinz Oyrer von ams ams Ãber Sensoren in Energiemanagement (German Language Podcast)

Heinz Oyrer von ams

In diesem Podcast spricht Heinz Oyrer von ams mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems-Design über die Rolle von Sensoren in Energiemanagement-und Bewegungssteuerung die sich in komplexen und anspruchsvollen Umgebungen befinden, wie zum Beispiel in Automotive und Industrie Applikationen. ams ist ein Marktführer
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07/02/2014
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos expands wireless power coil offering

Wuerth Elektronik expands its Wireless Power Coil program

Wuerth Elektronik expands its Wireless Power Coil program with three transmitter coils and one receiver coil. The new round transmitter coils 760 308 100 110 (A10) and 760 308 100 111 (A11) comply with the Qi standard of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). The ferrite pot core shape has
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07/01/2014
Omron's latest lighting control relay features high inrush current capability

Omron G5RL U/K latching relays

Omron Electronic Components Europe is addressing lighting control with two energy-saving latching relays featuring the capacity to handle the high inrush currents associated with this application. Omron G5RL U/K latching relays are also ideal for movement control, smart meter, power line switching and PV inverter
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07/01/2014
X-REL Semiconductor extends XTR2N0x MOSFET transistors family

XTR2N family high-temperature MOSFET

X-REL Semiconductor, a specialist in high-reliability and extreme-temperature integrated circuits, has broadened its XTR2N family of high-temperature MOSFETs by introducing two mid-power P-channel and two small-signal P- and N-channel transistors. Intended for high-reliability, extreme temperature and extended
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Date:
07/01/2014

 



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