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Communications & Datacom

October 2014
SL Power Electronics, a division of SL Industries and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of rugged, highly reliable power supplies, will showcase their family of AC/DC power supplies for a range of test, medical and LED applications during Electronica in Hall A, Stand 441. The
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10/31/2014
Linear's PMBus digital power system manager monitors board-level energy consumption

LTC2975 4-channel PMBus digital power system manager

Linear Technology Corporation introduced the LTC2975, a 4-channel PMBus digital power system manager featuring current, power and energy monitoring of the intermediate bus input to point-of-load (POL) converters. Monitoring circuit board power and energy consumption is the first step in managing, optimizing
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10/31/2014
Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into a global distribution agreement with Delta Electronics Power, one of the world’s leading suppliers of switching power supplies and major source of power management solutions. The Delta Electronics Power product solutions available from Mouser Electronics include the
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10/31/2014

Microchip's latest low-power 16-Mbit serial quad-I/O SuperFlash memory operates from 1.65 to 1.95V

1.8V Serial Quad I/O (SQI) SuperFlash Memory

Microchip announced their latest family of 1.8V Serial Quad I/O (SQI) SuperFlash Memory devices. The SST26WF016B offers 16-Mbit of memory and is manufactured with Microchip’s high-performance SuperFlash technology, which provides the industry’s fastest erase times and superior reliability. The
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10/31/2014
Propelled by the race between Apple and Samsung to enhance their mobile products with cutting-edge sensor technology, the market for sensors in cellphones and tablets is set to nearly triple from 2012 through 2018, according to IHS Technology. Worldwide market revenue for sensors used in mobile handsets
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10/27/2014
Linear's latest 2A synchronous step-down converter boasts 93% efficiency at 2MHz from 3.0V to 42V input

LT8609 2A 42V-input synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8609 2A, 42V-input synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique synchronous rectification topology delivers 93% efficiency while switching at 2MHz enabling designers to avoid critical noise-sensitive frequency bands, such as AM radio, while providing a highly compact
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10/27/2014
Mark Adams of CUI on the new AMP consortium

Mark Adams of CUI

In this PSDcast Mark Adams of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design wearing the hat of spokesman for the new "Architects of Modern Power" (AMP) Group. The founding members are CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata – all global players developing advanced power conversion technology for
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10/27/2014
There are many factors driving an increased interest in low power semiconductor solutions. Battery-powered products and Internet of Things devices need to ensure a long lifetime to be of use in the consumer markets they target. Energy-harvesting modules, as an alternate source of energy, tend to provide either
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10/26/2014
Hardware manufacturers are taking advantage of increasing integration and improvements in technology to pack more functionality into a smaller space. In servers and communications switches they are applying the benefits of multicore hardware to provide load balancing and resiliency as well as technologies such
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10/26/2014
Simple handheld multimeters often have two inputs for DC current measurements. One input is usually for ranges up to 200mA and the other is for high currents up to 10A or 20A. There is no 2000mA range. So if you need to measure currents in the order of 250mA, you need to use the 20A range, which offers limited
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10/26/2014
Power quality events are a common occurrence in industrial facilities and standard “industrial” power supplies typically provide a level of immunity to these events.  The most common events are voltage sags (nearly 50%) followed by voltage transients and short duration overvoltage events or “swells”
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10/26/2014
Partnering for the future of wearable technology

MAX32600 or “Wasp”, incorporates the robust communication capabilities, proven security and low power consumption required for wearable applications

To capitalize on the growing wearable device market, Maxim Integrated partnered with Logic PD to develop a platform to demonstrate the viability of their newest technology to wearable device customers. Completed in a ten-week timeline, the Wellness Watch is a wearable body fitness monitor that transmits the
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10/25/2014
The Skinner Box society

Alix Paultre, Edirial Director, PDS

The Skinner Box (properly called the “operant conditioning chamber”) was created by B. F. Skinner while he was a graduate student at Harvard University. Used to study conditioning, it has been used as a metaphor when discussing drugs or other addictive behaviors. The addictive behavior in this case is the
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10/25/2014
The efficiency improvement of power converters is one of the major reasons why digital power is becoming increasingly popular. For specific requirements, digital control allows using the best fitted control strategy and comfortable, intricate tweaking of efficiency. This means the power supply can operate in
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10/25/2014
Silicon Labs, Linear, and Wuerth partner to enable faster design of battery-less products

Energy Harvesting Solution To Go Kit

Silicon Labs, Linear Technology, and Wuerth Elektronik - leading manufacturers of energy efficient active and passive electronic components - present the development platform Energy Harvesting Solution To Go Kit. The Energy Harvesting Solution To Go Kit provides easy access to energy harvesting technologies
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10/24/2014
Three leading power supply manufacturers announced the formation of a new power industry consortium, the Architects of Modern Power (AMP). The founding members are CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata – all global players developing advanced power conversion technology for distributed power architectures. The
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10/23/2014
Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced their latest OFDM powerline modem, the second generation of its market leading and award winning family of powerline communication (PLC) modem solutions. The Renesas PLC device, an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
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10/23/2014
Molex EdgeMate wire-to-edgecard power connectors eliminate mating headers

EdgeMate wire-to-edgecard power connectors

Molex announced that its economically-priced 3.96mm-pitch EdgeMate Wire-to-Edgecard Power Connectors eliminate the need for mating headers, resulting in cost and time savings. This system supports power applications of up to 7.0A with UL 94V-2 flammability rating requirements. It is available in 2 to 12 circuits
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10/22/2014
Envelope Tracking (ET) adoption rates will soar, according to a recent forecast analysis published by  Nujira. The company’s research predicts that the total market for ET will exceed 4 billion units a year by 2018, representing a $3 billion market opportunity over the next five years as ET becomes ubiquitous
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10/21/2014
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the QorIQ LS1043A communications processor – the industry’s most power-efficient 64-bit ARM-based processor for the virtual network. The system-on-chip helps edge network equipment manufacturers easily scale power and performance to meet the changing needs of the world’s
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10/21/2014
Wuerth claims first USB 2.0 Jack with integrated EMC filter

WE-EPLE USB 2.0 Jack

Filter design is tricky, as shown by numerous practical examples, particularly with the USB interface in industrial applications. Wuerth Electronics offers a USB 2.0, type A jack, the WE-EPLE, the first USB jack with an integrated EMC filter and ESD protection. It is pad-compatible with most conventional USB
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10/20/2014
Stackpole releases anti-corrosive thin film chip resistor sample kits

Stackpole engineering sample kits designed for precision applications

Stackpole announces the release of their engineering sample kits designed for precision applications. The moisture withstanding RNCS Series kits contain 20 pieces each of 45 of the most popular resistance values for the 0603 size kit and 47 of the most popular values for the 0805 size kit. The RNCS0603 kit has
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10/20/2014
CEMS-Global is pleased to once again present the `13th POWER Bangladesh 2014 International Expo', set to once again be Bangladesh's premier International exhibition on Power Generation & Transmission, PV Power, Energy and Renewable Energy, which will bring together specialists engaging in the Power Engineering
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10/20/2014
TDK offers EPCOS leaded RF chokes with high current capability

EPCOS leaded RF chokes

TDK Corporation announces the latest EPCOS leaded RF chokes with high current capability. The series with designation LBC+ offers components for rated currents up to 4450 mA and saturation currents up to 7700 mA. This corresponds to an increase of up to 80 percent compared to previous versions. The
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10/20/2014
Protection module teardown: Keithley’s Model 2657A-PM-200

The Model 2657A-PM-200 Protection Module is designed to protect lower-voltage source measure unit (SMU) instruments that are part of a testing configuration from damage by voltage sources that are greater than 220V

Semiconductor devices capable of handling higher levels of power are finding their way into increasingly higher power applications. To validate these new designs, researchers, fabricators and end-product designers need to be able to test experimental devices at higher power levels, which increases their risk
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10/16/2014
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its partnership with Modelithics, a leading RF/Microwave simulation model provider, with the addition of 45 new Modelithics substrate scalable equivalent circuit models. Designed to speed up design decisions and circuit
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10/16/2014
Qualcomm announced that it has reached agreement with CSR regarding the terms of a recommended cash acquisition through which the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of CSR will be acquired by Qualcomm Global Trading, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm. The acquisition
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10/15/2014
EPC publishes Gallium Nitride textbook

GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation announced the publication of the second edition of “GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion,” a textbook written by four EPC gallium nitride experts and published by John Wiley and Sons. This textbook is designed to provide power system design engineering
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10/14/2014
Matthew Phillips of Dialog Semi on wireless IoT infrastructures

Matthew Phillips of Dialog Semiconductor

In this PSDcast Matthew Phillips of Dialog Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the importance of wireless infrastructures in the Internet of Things (IoT), and how that infrastructure extends beyond portable devices to both tethered and untethered fixed systems. Today this wireless
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10/13/2014
As the fastest-growing segment of the global water meter industry, the worldwide market for two-way smart meters is set to surpass the $1 billion mark for the first time in 2019, with managed services, analytics and smart water network adoption all combining to accelerate growth, according to a new report from
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10/10/2014
Linear's 5V, 2.5A USB, 35V-input buck regulator offers cable drop compensation

LT3697 35V input step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT3697, a 35V input capable step-down switching regulator (with 60V transient protection) designed to power 5V USB applications. The LT3697 delivers precise 5V regulation at 2.5A to a remote USB port using programmable cable drop compensation to accurately correct the voltage
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10/09/2014
Leading engineering consultancy and driveline solutions provider, Romax Technology, has won the Grand Prix prize at the 2014 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs), held today in London. Now in their sixth year, the BEEAs promote the quality of engineering design in the UK and celebrate those
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10/09/2014
Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced the launch of a PCB design integration tool MultiSIM BLUE, designed in collaboration with National Instruments. The powerful tool is available free online, and is offered in English and German
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10/07/2014
TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced an RoHS-compliant nickel PTFE plating for its DEUTSCH standard MIL-DIL-38999 Series III connectors. Along with TE’s recently announced black zinc nickel plating, this coating further expands TE’s response to new environmental regulations that reduce the
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10/06/2014
Freescale Semiconductor introduced a versatile and reliable Internet of Things (IoT) gateway reference design supporting a broad array of IoT applications including building/home management, smart cities, networked industrial services and other applications where performance and reliability are critical. Designed
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10/06/2014
Saj Sahal & Suman Narayan of Fairchild on repositioning to address an evolving market

Saj Sahal & Suman Narayan of Fairchild

In this PSDcast Saj Sahal & Suman Narayan of Fairchild speak wth Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the embedded systems marketplace, where it's going, and industry trends as well as the recent changes at Fairchild made to address them. Among the topics discussed, they talk about their relaunched
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10/03/2014
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) unveiled five cutting-edge technologies that will significantly impact the CE industry during the opening session “Five Disruptive Techs to Watch” at CEA’s Innovate! Conference being held this week in Phoenix, AZ. The session, moderated by CEA Senior Vice President
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10/02/2014
Vishay's latest 12V chipscale MOSFET cuts power use in ultraportable apps

Chipscale MICRO FOOT p-channel Si8457DB

A power MOSFET that will help decrease power consumption and extend battery usage in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, and high-end notebook computers was released by Vishay Intertechnology. The chipscale MICRO FOOT p-channel Si8457DB provides the industry's lowest on-resistance at a 1.8 V gate drive for
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10/02/2014
Chillers and heat exchangers enhance looped-liquid electronics cooling

ATS Chiller Systems and liquid-to-air Heat Exchangers

Advanced Thermal Solutions (ATS) has introduced a series of portable Chiller Systems and liquid-to-air Heat Exchangers for controlling fluid temperatures in looped liquid cooling systems. The new chillers allow precise temperature control of the recirculating coolants used for managing heat in electronic equipment.
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Date:
10/01/2014
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