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Communications & Datacom

September 2015
Linear's 15Msps, 18-Bit no-latency SAR ADC touts a 20dB SNR improvement over pipelined ADCs

LTC2387-18 15Msps, 18-bit SAR ADC

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2387-18, an ultrafast 15Msps, 18-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with no cycle latency and no pipeline delay. The LTC2387-18 digitizes wideband analog signals up to the Nyquist frequency with very low distortion. Applications ranging
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09/30/2015
Wolfspeed, a leading supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is exhibiting, chairing the Analog, RF, and Microwave subcommittee, and celebrating the 15th anniversary of the first GaN MMIC at the 2015 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC
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09/30/2015
TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announces the launch of its new high current Corcom 3-phase filter. The new APH and APS series offer the alternative energy inverter and motor drive industries filters that combine high current with compact size, light weight and rugged terminations. “Weight
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09/29/2015

Transparent, prominent, on the pulse of time: For the first time ever, this year's productronica will depict the sectors for PCB manufacturing and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) in the new PCB & EMS cluster in Hall B1. The world's leading trade fair invites visitors and exhibitors to gather information
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09/29/2015
Lead-acid batteries are widely used in a broad range of industries and applications. The telecom industry uses a series stack of four lead-acid batteries to provide a 48V stack. Energy storage solutions (ESS) use lead-acid batteries in a variety of series and parallel configurations to store energy generated
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09/26/2015
Many applications in industrial, instrumentation, optical communication and healthcare industry use multi-channel data acquisition systems that result in increased printed circuit board (PCB) density and thermal power dissipation challenges.  The need for increased channel density in these applications
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09/26/2015
The “Energiewende” (energy transition) has resulted in a shift in thinking not only about the generation of electrical energy, but its distribution and consumption as well. Efficient approaches are needed for energy production and transfer on the one hand, and consumption on the other. What plays a role
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09/26/2015
Today’s industrial applications demand power supplies capable of delivering ever-higher levels of power density. That trend is escalating as regulatory agencies around the world impose new regulations to achieve higher efficiency, not only at full load, but also in standby mode and across the entire load spectrum.
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09/26/2015
When I started working with eGaN FETs almost six years ago, I had no idea what to expect from this technology. We had our first preliminary datasheet and even though I had no idea what to expect, it was obvious that, on paper, these devices were much better than your typical MOSFETs – already beyond the theoretical
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09/26/2015
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiencies, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. We have talked about winding loss effects in several articles. Magnetics core loss modeling is an area that needs improvement. Magnetics B-H
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09/26/2015
Industrial power is a fascinating world, full of amazing projects requiring from designers a large range of competences as well as a tight intimacy with customers and related industries. Powering safety equipment in gas, oil and hazardous substances is a very good example of an area where power designers have
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09/24/2015
Signal Transformer's M4L international power isolation transformers are certified to an array of safety standards

M4L Series International Power Isolation Transformers

Signal Transformer, a division of Bel Fuse, announced that its high efficiency M4L Series of International Power Isolation Transformers has expanded its certification to numerous UL Safety Standards, including UL 60601-1 (medical electrical equipment). The 12-part series offers OEMs the ability to streamline
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09/24/2015
Vishay's recovery rectifiers for reducing switching losses and over-dissipation in automotive and telecom apps now available through TTI

FRED Pt recovery rectifiers from Vishay

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks the new FRED Pt recovery rectifiers from Vishay in Europe. With their extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics, low leakage current, and low forward voltage drop of 0.93V, the components reduce switching losses and over-dissipation
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09/24/2015
Artesyn launches ConfigPro power supply configurator

ConfigPro online power supply configurator

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the ConfigPro online power supply configurator to help customers find the optimal solution from the three million plus combinations enabled by its range of configurable power supplies. The ConfigPro tool will make it easier for industrial and medical equipment designers
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09/23/2015
Diodes' 100V MOSFETs are optimized for PoE apps

DMN10H120SFG MOSFET

The DMN10H120SFG MOSFET introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed as a switch for IEEE 802.3 compliant 48V Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems. This switch enables the delivery of power through the Ethernet cable to end-applications such as wireless access points, VoIP phones, point-of-sale terminals, call
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09/22/2015
Astrodyne TDI's rugged, lightweight digitally-controlled test rectifier has cathodic protection

Lightweight Test Rectifier

Astrodyne TDI, a leading developer and manufacturer of specialized power solutions, has introduced a rugged and portable test rectifier. The Lightweight Test Rectifier (LTR), part of the Defender product line, is designed to test impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) installation sites. Weighing
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09/22/2015
Dialog Semiconductor and Atmel Corporation announced that Dialog has agreed to acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately $4.6 billion. The acquisition creates a leader in both Power Management and Embedded Processing solutions. The transaction results in a fast growing
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09/21/2015
Energy is often defined as the amount of power consumed over time, measured in joules (J) or kilowatt-hours (kWh), whereas power is a constant rate of energy usage, measured in watts (W).  Thus, while a power rating is typically used to indicate how much electricity a device will consume at a snapshot in
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09/17/2015
The power module market has seen explosive growth in the past few years. With growth rates of roughly 30% compounded annually, it’s a trend that many people are watching. Power modules are a new breed of products in the market that are LGA or QFN based, closed frame power supplies that include the controller,
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09/16/2015
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced its newest member of the ChiPhy charger-interface IC family CHY103D, the first IC for off-line AC-DC chargers compatible with the Quick Charge (QC) 3.0 protocol from Qualcomm Technologies. Used
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09/16/2015
ROHM has recently announced the development of a new class of power controller ICs compatible with the latest USB Power Delivery (Rev2.0) and Type-C (Rev1.1) specifications. The BM92TxxMWV series supports not only conventional USB power supply modes up to 7.5W (5V@1.5A), but also newly expanded power levels
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09/16/2015
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is displaying its latest GS66540C 650V 100A high current GaN power transistor at ECCE’15, the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo in Montreal, September 20 – 24. As a Canadian technology company, GaN Systems is delighted
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09/16/2015
Atmel's SAMW25 SmartConnect Wi-Fi module now at Mouser

SAMW25 SmartConnect module

Mouser Electronics is now shipping the SAMW25 SmartConnect Wi-Fi module from Atmel. The SmartConnect SAMW25 module is presented as the industry’s first fully-integrated FCC-certified Wi-Fi module with a standalone microcontroller and hardware security from a single source. The fully integrated SAMW25 delivers
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09/16/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor and system solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the availability of its PD-9001GI and PD-9501GI Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) midspan injectors, expanding the company’s industry-leading PoE product offering into new industrial
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09/10/2015
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the acquisition of Great Wall Semiconductor (GWS), a private technology company developing state-of-the-art power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technology for cloud computing, space
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09/10/2015
The call for papers for PCIM Asia, an important application-oriented conference for power electronics in China, is online. Take your chance and present your solutions and know-how at this international event. At this conference you will meet a high-quality international audience interested in your developments
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09/10/2015
TE Connectivity’s dual-wall heat-shrink tubing meets UL VW-1 flammability spec

DWFR dual-wall heat shrink tubing

TE Connectivity introduced the DWFR (dual wall, fire-retardant) product line – its first dual wall heat shrink tubing products to be rated for the UL VW-1 flammability test specified by the UL 224 standard. The DWFR tubing products’ highly flame retardant polyolefin jacket and a thermoplastic inner adhesive
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09/09/2015
Pulse's isolation power transformers suit communications interface apps

PH9085 push-pull transformer

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduced a new series of power transformers that offers isolation to communication interfaces such as RS485, CAN, MODBus, and ProfiBus for automation, automotive, and smart grid applications. The PH9085 Series is part of Pulse Electronics' isolation
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09/09/2015
Mitsubishi Electric launches SUMMIT Series UPS

SUMMIT Series UPS

Mitsubishi Electric, an industry leader in designing and manufacturing reliable, environmentally friendly uninterruptible power systems (UPS), announced its latest three-phase UPS, known as the SUMMIT Series. This new UPS incorporates SiC (silicon carbide) semiconductors, the next generation of power modules,
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09/07/2015
RS Components offers electrical design software for engineering professionals

DesignSpark Electrical

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, announced the launch of DesignSpark Electrical, which brings the benefits of design software to all those not already using electrical CAD tools. The new software targets electrical design engineers and other electrical
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09/07/2015
Linear's latest synchronous step-down regulator needs only 7ÂμA of quiescent current

LT8631 1A, 100V input-capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8631, a 1A, 100V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 90% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 7µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3V to 100V input voltage range makes it ideal
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09/04/2015
Premier Magnetics' high-efficiency SIP converters suit distributed-power apps

PDCS single-in-line-package DC-DC converters

Premier Magnetics, a leader in high-quality magnetic components for switch-mode power supplies, DC-DC converters and data communications applications, announced additions to its PDCS family of self-contained, single-in-line-package (SIP) DC-DC converters for distributed power applications. These compact, low-profile,
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09/04/2015
IPI's battery charging transformers support rugged industrial apps

Battery Charging Transformer Series

With their novel perfect-layer coil winding technology, the new highly reliable Battery Charging Transformer Series from Innovative Power (IPI), a Datatronics company, is designed to support a wide range of standard and custom voltage battery-powered devices that operate in rugged industrial plant environments. IPI
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09/04/2015
Qnovo, a leading innovator of software to enhance battery performance, announced the closing of $8.6M in Series B funding. Intel Capital joins existing investors RockPort Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, and Blue Run Ventures in the new round. The funds are intended to support the 2016 commercial launch of smartphones
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09/03/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a class of devices referred to as edge nodes; these require a battery life ranging from weeks to months to decades. An edge node typically contains a microcontroller to perform processing (e.g. encryption, compression, error correction, protocol stack), in addition to
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09/02/2015
Modern power converters are moving towards high efficiency, high density, and high switching frequencies. Vendors of power supplies are doing an outstanding job of meeting these goals with a range of new technologies. At the same time, despite the use of advanced control chip technology, many control loops have
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09/01/2015

 



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