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Communications & Datacom

September 2014
Shmuel De-Leon Energy will hold a seminar program focused on the present and future needs for portable energy, and highlighting the latest technological developments. The seminars offer a novel opportunity where battery and fuel cell developers/ engineers/ Users/ Pack assemblers/ manufacturers/ raw & battery
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09/30/2014
Microchip Bluetooth starter kit available from Mouser

DM320018 PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip Technology

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the DM320018 PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip Technology. The DM320018 is a low cost Bluetooth development platform based on the 32-bit Microchip PIC32MX270F256D microcontroller. This easy to use starter kit features a Bluetooth HCI module, single-chip 3 axis accelerometer
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09/30/2014
EPC announces the EPC2025, a 300 V power transistor for use in applications requiring high frequency switching in order to achieve higher efficiency and power density. Applications enhanced by higher switching speeds include ultra-high frequency DC-DC converters, medical diagnostic equipment, power inverters,
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09/30/2014

Renesas' low-power RX111 mmicrocontrollers in the 32-Bit RX family offers up to 512 KB of memory

RX111 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the addition of new product versions with larger memory capacity to the RX111 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) ideal for applications such as healthcare devices, industrial equipment, and building automation systems. Renesas’
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09/29/2014
Linear's femtoamp bias-current op-amps offer 500MHz gain bandwidth for TIA & buffer apps

LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps

Linear Technology announced the LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps, which deliver outstanding performance for high speed and high dynamic range transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and buffer applications. With just 3fA bias current at 25°C and 4pA max over the entire -40°C to 125°C temperature
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09/29/2014
Vishay's latest rectifiers offer high efficiency for telecom and LED lighting

200V Gen-2 TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers

Vishay Intertechnology introduced 15 new 200V Gen-2 TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers featuring a wide range of current ratings from 5A to 30A in four power package options. With low forward voltage drops down to 0.65V typical at 15A, the rectifiers offer high-efficiency operation for telecom power
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09/26/2014
In response to the increasing interest in 400V within their industries, data center and telecom leaders Anderson Power Products (APP), Emerson Network Power, IBM, Universal Electric Corporation and Vicor Corporation will demonstrate a 400V DC ecosystem during INTELEC, Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Vancouver. The
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09/25/2014
EPC unveils EPC2100 monolithic GaN half-bridge

EPC2100 monolithic GaN half-bridge

EPC announced the EPC2100, the first commercially-available enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge. By integrating two eGaN power FETs into a single device, interconnect inductances and the interstitial space needed on the PCB are eliminated. This increases both efficiency (especially at higher
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09/24/2014
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of ARM® Cortex®-M core microcontrollers, announced the extension of its STM32 family of more than 500 pin- and software-compatible microcontrollers. The new STM32 F7 microcontroller
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09/24/2014
Freescale Semiconductor announced its support for the recently unveiled ARM Cortex-M7 core, which Freescale plans to leverage for new levels of performance and power efficiency in forthcoming embedded SoCs. A leading ARM partner and an early adopter of multiple ARM products, Freescale was the first to market
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09/24/2014
One of the most important features in switched mode power supplies is power density. It is crucial for high-power applications like server and telecom but it is also a key factor for low- to mid-power designs like battery chargers and adapters. Let’s explore the performance of advanced solutions
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09/23/2014
Silicon Labs simplifies clock tree design for complex internet infrastructure applications

Silicon Labs’ Clock Tree Expert tool

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, launched an online timing utility that eases the complexity of designing clock trees for a wide range of Internet infrastructure applications including high-speed networking, telecommunications and data center equipment. Silicon
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09/23/2014
Reducing demand for energy on the battlefield is a key challenge facing many U.S. military forward operating bases (FOBs). Tactical generators consume millions of gallons of fuel keeping FOBs up-and-running each year. Safe and reliable access to fuel to power each generator is important to the success and security
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09/22/2014
Industry’s smallest encapsulated 60W AC-DC supply comes in PCB or chassis mount

ECE60 series of single output encapsulated 60 Watt AC-DC power supplies

XP Power announced the ECE60 series of single output encapsulated 60 Watt AC-DC power supplies. Suiting applications that require a slim profile, a high power density and low no-load power consumption, the ECE60 is available in either PCB mount, chassis mounted with screw terminals, or in a DIN rail mount configuration.
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09/22/2014
Silicon Labs claims industry’s lowest jitter clock family for data centers and internet infrastructure

Si534x “clock-tree-on-a-chip” portfolio

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, introduced the industry’s most frequency-flexible clock solutions offering industry-leading jitter performance for high-speed networking, communications and data center equipment serving as the foundation of today’s Internet
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09/22/2014
RS Components launches IoT-themed site via DesignSpark

IoT Design Centre

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor for engineers, has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) themed area via its online DesignSpark community, providing software design tools and resources ideal for rapid prototyping and product development. Hosted under Design Centres,
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09/22/2014
Rapidly growing demand for data capacity means that data center power requirements are increasingly reaching megawatt rather than kilowatt levels. Let’s looks at how UPS providers can respond to this challenge while maintaining the availability and energy efficiency standards enjoyed by lower power installations. Data
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09/20/2014
Much of the current global electric grid was built many years ago. While these systems are still functional, they are becoming increasingly inefficient and unreliable. For example, according to data from the Environmental Defense Fund, a U.S.-based nonprofit environmental advocacy group, approximately seven
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09/20/2014
As engineering teams are continuously being pushed to deliver leading edge designs in much reduced time frames, they must now look every possible advantage in order to meet these aggressive requirements. One such way to achieve this is to reduce the internal testing of any new components being used. Procurement
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09/20/2014
ARM CTO Mike Muller's speech from the Publitek pre-elecronica event

ARM CTO and co-founder Mike Muller

In this PSDcast, a dinner speech at the Publitek pre-electronica event, ARM CTO and co-founder Mike Muller talks about the history of electronics and processor technology, going from its origins in the very beginning to the latest challenges of the Internet of Things and the issues of energy and thermal management
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09/19/2014
II-VII, a leading provider of amplification solutions for next-generation optical networks, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2014) in Booth #503, on September 22-24, 2014 in Cannes, France, where it will showcase
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09/19/2014
Ashley Leonard of Verismic on enterprise power management

Ashley Leonard of Verismic

In this PSDcast Ashley Leonard, CEO of Verismic, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues of power management in facilities and businesses. Between energy efficiency demands on one side and regulations being implemented (initially in the UK) that force companies to monitor and manage their
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09/16/2014
TI simplifies wide VIN power supply design with synchronous SIMPLE SWITCHER DC/DC regulators

SIMPLE SWITCHER regulators

Texas Instruments introduced seven SIMPLE SWITCHER regulators that simplify wide VIN synchronous power supply design and help engineers create energy-efficient, electromagnetic interference (EMI) compliant products. The easy-to-use LM43600/1/2/3 and LM46000/1/2 DC/DC converters feature an input voltage range
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09/15/2014
As the number of voltage rails continues to grow inside systems due to higher complexity and proliferation of digital content, it is essential to have a mechanism to monitor and control these rails. Often times there can be as many as 50 point-of-load voltage rails and system designers need to be able to easily
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09/15/2014
The global market for embedded systems is growing at a rate of up to eight percent. Market volume in Germany alone is currently more than EUR 20 billion. Application-oriented solutions and products for this market of the future will be on display at electronica 2014 from November 11–14. The embedded platforms
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09/15/2014
Estimote Sticker beacons create novel 'nearables' tech category

Estimote Stickers

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announces that beacon specialist, Estimote, has specified Nordic's multiple award-winning nRF51822 SoCs to provide the Bluetooth® Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy) wireless connectivity in its newly launched Estimote Stickers that Estimote
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09/12/2014
Christoph Wieser of Vicor on power component design

Christoph Wieser of Vicor

In this PSDcast Christoph Wieser of Vicor talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about power component design methodology and what it means to engineers in terms of power system design and to overall system size and performance. Christoph talks about the latest product advances that supports its development,
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09/11/2014
Paultre on Power - Christoph Wieser von Vicor Ãber component power design (German Language Podcast)

Christoph Wieser von Vicor

In diesem aktuellen Podcast unterhält sich Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design mit Christoph Wieser, Regional Sales Manager Central Europe bei Vicor, über die sogenannte „Component Power Design“ Methodologie. Er behandelt, was dies allgemein für den Ingenieur in der Entwicklung von Stromversorgungs-Systemen
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09/11/2014
GreenPeak's ZigBee chip empowers remote controls

GP565 smart-home radio chip

GreenPeak Technologies, a leading smart-home semiconductor & system company, launched the GP565 Smart Home radio chip for remote controls, that supports voice control, motion sensing and the ZRC 2.0 protocol. Next-generation remotes use RF instead of infrared (IR) and will be able to control all the home’s
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09/11/2014
In this episode of PSDtv discover "The Connected Hospital" is a vision from Laird, of a fully integrated hospital that utilizes wireless technology to provide accurate
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09/11/2014
Power Integrations' CAPZero X-capacitor discharge ICs meet IEC 62368

CAPZero two-terminal automatic X-capacitor discharge IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced that its CAPZero® family of innovative, two-terminal, automatic X-capacitor discharge ICs has been certified to meet IEC 62368, the new over-arching safety standard covering TVs and IT equipment.
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09/11/2014
C&K Components' momentary-action tactile switches tout low profile, tiny footprint

PTS 540 Series switches

C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a series of surface mount ultra low profile top-actuated tactile switches with extended operating lifecycles up to 500,000. The switches measure just 3.7mm x 3.7mm
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09/10/2014
To help with the growing use of LTE services throughout enterprises and public spaces, Airvana, a leading provider of small cell solutions, has selected the combination of Freescale’s QorIQ QonvergeB4860 and BSC9131baseband SoCs to power its OneCellTM system. OneCell is the world’s first multi-operator small
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09/09/2014
Vishay VRPower integrated DrMOS power stages deliver high current, efficiency, and power density

VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage

Vishay Intertechnology introduced their latest family of VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage solutions in the low-profile, thermally enhanced PowerPAK MLP 5 mm by 5 mm 31-pin package. Delivering currents in excess of 60 A per phase, Vishay Siliconix SiC620 devices are 30 % smaller than previous-generation 6
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09/09/2014
Excelsys to show their 1KW XSolo and UltiMod power supplies at Electronica 2014

UltiMod and XSolo products

Excelsys Technologies, specialists in high efficiency user configurable power supplies, announced that they will be exhibiting at Electronica 2014 in Munich from the 11th to 14th of November. Located in Hall B2, Booth 219, the Excelsys booth is bigger than ever and they are looking forward to meeting existing
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09/08/2014
Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, debuted its first m2mAIR Cloud-ready wireless modules, designed to simplify the development and deployment of comprehensive M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications using the m2mAIR Cloud service
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09/08/2014
TI's high-voltage switcher offers energy savings to smart meters and home automation designs

UCC28880 controller

Expanding its portfolio of high-voltage power solutions for offline AC/DC designs, Texas Instruments introduced a 700-V switcher with the industry’s lowest quiescent current of less than 100 uA – half the power consumption of existing solutions. The UCC28880 controller integrates a 700-V power MOSFET and
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09/08/2014
ROHM’s latest low-power MCU includes Class D speaker amp

ML610Q304 MCU

LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group Company, has recently announced the development of a low-power microcontroller that integrates an 8bit low power MCU core, speech synthesis circuit, high efficiency Class D speaker amp, non-volatile memory, and oscillator circuit on a single chip, making audio playback possible
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09/03/2014
ROHM’s RASMID ultra-compact components tout novel miniaturization

ROHM’s 03015-size resistors are the most compact electronic components available at the production level. Size is reduced by 56% over conventional 0402-size products.

In the past years, following the increasing functionality of a variety of equipment such as smartphones and tablet PCs, there has been an evidently growing need for thinner, more compact form factors at the component level that provide greater precision and reliability. The recent advent of wearable electronics
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09/02/2014
Machines account for two-thirds of all electricity consumed by the industrial sector. According to the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association, 10–15 percent of all energy used in Germany's industrial sector could be saved through the use of intelligent automation systems alone. That corresponds
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09/02/2014
Christian DeFeo of Newark element14 on engineering challenges

Christian DeFeo of Newark element14

In this PSDcast Christian DeFeo of Newark element14 talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the inpsiring the design community with events and contests that stimulate the imagination and foment developmnent. The element14 community is currently holding the “Forget Me Not” design challenge, a
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09/02/2014
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