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Communications & Datacom

December 2015
Qualcomm announced that it has entered into a new 3G and 4G Chinese Patent License Agreement with Haier, a leading Chinese home appliances and consumer electronics brand. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted Haier a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell 3G WCDMA and
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12/29/2015
GaN Systems’ half-bridge eval board simplifies GaN test

GaN Evaluation Board

GaN Systems, a leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, announced its new Half-Bridge Evaluation Board which demonstrates the performance of its GaN enhancement mode power semiconductors in real power circuits. The fully functional GS66508T-EVBHB Evaluation Board is easily configured into any
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12/29/2015
KOA Speer introduces high-power 0612-size low-ohm resistor

WU73 1-Watt wide-terminal low-ohm chip resistor

KOA Speer Electronics introduced the WU73 1-Watt wide-terminal low-ohm chip resistor in an 0612 package. The WU73 is a precision resistor offering resistance values from 10mΩ to 100mΩ with a standard tolerance of ±1%. The WU73 chip resistor features wide side electrodes which provide better heat
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12/22/2015

Ineltro Halmer Electronics, the largest privately owned electronic components distributor in Austria, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips. Under this agreement, Ineltro Halmer Electronics
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12/21/2015
Linear's latest 6A synchronous step-down converter enables Â25% margining with 0.1% resolution

LTC3815 6A monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC3815, a high efficiency 6A monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with an I²C-based PMBus interface for digital power system management (PSM). The LTC3815’s simplified and intuitive PMBus “Lite” command set makes it simple to use. The digital interface provides
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12/18/2015
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced that its RN2483 LoRa module is the world’s first to pass the LoRa Alliance’s LoRaWAN Certification Program. The RN2483 module was independently tested by Espotel’s accredited test laboratory
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12/18/2015
Astrodyne TDI, a leader in the design and manufacture of EMI and RFI power line filters, has recently partnered with Geneva, IL-based Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Company, to offer its line of filter products worldwide. With 35 locations across the globe, Richardson RFPD is a specialized electronic component
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12/17/2015
The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, today announced with the EnOcean Alliance, a leading consortium for battery-less, wireless smart buildings and smart
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12/17/2015
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, introduced the AS3824, a 16-channel LED TV backlight controller which performs local dimming of sections of a display screen to provide both improved picture quality and valuable power savings of up to 20-30%. The new backlight controller
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12/17/2015
Intersil's high-efficiency, highly-integrated 8A and 3A synchronous buck regulators target point-of-load apps

Intersil's DC/DC converters step-down 5V rails to point-of-load

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced five new highly integrated synchronous buck regulators that step-down 5V rails to point-of-load (POL) inputs as low as 0.6V for FPGAs, DSPs and microprocessors. The feature-rich ISL8018 delivers up to 8A of
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12/16/2015
Phihong releases its smallest PoE midspans

15W single port PoE midspan

Phihong USA, a leader in the development of Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology solutions, has released a new series of volumetrically compact 15W single port PoE midspans designed to power IEEE802.3af compliant applications, including: IP telephones, wireless network access points, and security cameras. Currently
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12/14/2015
AEG Power Solutions simplifies power protection for small and medium enterprises

Power Rack Solution UPS system

 AEG Power Solutions, a provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, introduced the PRS (Power Rack Solution) UPS system, specifically developed to meet the needs of small and medium size companies to protect their IT assets from mains
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12/14/2015
Semtech and STMicro collaborate to scale LoRa technology

LoRa ecosystem

Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced an agreement on Semtech’s LoRa long-range wireless RF technology. ST intends to use the technology
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12/14/2015
Stuck in a car

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

Almost all of us have spent a large amount of their lives in a car. From being ferried from the hospital at both, to school as a child, or to work (and if you are lucky, vacation) as an adult. (You could say that the car made moot the riddle of the Sphinx.) People have been conceived, born, and died in cars
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12/13/2015
The first two parts of this article showed how the core losses for real waveforms could be modeled better. In the first part, a continuous expression was used to model a wide range of excitations. In the second part, the effect of duty cycle on the loss of the core material was included in a single equation.
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12/13/2015
The past 15 years have seen a massive shift in the way consumers communicate, not only with each other, but with the devices around them. There has been a vast array of wireless technologies introduced that aimed to connect devices and people. These connections ultimately became the foundation for the ever-evolving
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12/13/2015
Richardson Electronics announced a new global distribution agreement with Applied Power Systems, a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-power inverters, converters, AC controllers and custom power assemblies. The agreement aligns with both companies’ pursuits of supplying and supporting high performance products
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12/10/2015
Energy companies from seven countries and three continents tonight received honors for leadership, innovation and exemplary performance at the 17th annual Platts Global Energy Awards, often described as the “Oscars” of energy. Eighteen awards were bestowed upon companies and individuals at the Cipriani Wall
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12/10/2015
Rutronik and Toshiba expand distribution agreement

Klaus Michel, General Manager at Toshiba (left)
Thomas Ulinski, Marketing Director Semiconductors at Rutronik (right)

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente and Toshiba Electronics Europe have expanded their pan-European distribution agreement to the entire Toshiba Semiconductor and Storage portfolio. Embedded NAND flash memory, discrete semiconductors and system LSI as well as Bluetooth and TransferJet solutions from Toshiba will
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12/09/2015
Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations uber IGBT-Treiber-Entwicklung

Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations

In diesem PSDcast, Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über IGBT-Treiber Entwicklung und den aktuellen Stand der Technik. Power Integrations hat eine fortschrittliche IGBT-Treiber Testanlage in Ense, Deutschland, einem Dienst für die Engineering Community
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12/09/2015
The IFH Group acquires metal fabricator Bowman Manufacturing

Bowman’s manufacturing operation is based on precision sheet metal fabrication capabilities

The IFH Group, the originator of industrial fluid storage and handling systems and a leading fabricator of custom hydraulic reservoirs and fuel tanks, has acquired Bowman Manufacturing Company, Inc., Arlington, WA, to create The IFH Group West, LLC. “Bowman’s capabilities for fabricating custom electrical
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12/08/2015
Leti's local-strain techniques in FD-SOI fabrication to improve next-gen performance & energy use

Stress profile from 2D Raman extractions for Si MESAs after BOX creep process with 50 nm thick SiN

CEA-Leti announced it has developed two techniques to induce local strain in FD-SOI processes for next-generation FD-SOI circuits that will produce more speed at the same, or lower, power consumption, and improve performance. The local-strain solutions are dual-strained technologies: compressive SiGe for
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12/08/2015
Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations on IGBT driver development

Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations

In this PSDcast, Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on IGBT driver development and the current state of the art. Power Integrations maintains an advanced IGBT driver test facility in Ense, Germany, serving the engineering community in high-power applications.
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12/07/2015
Some of the key applications which drove the explosive growth of LEDs used to backlight thin film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) included high definition (HD) TVs, portable tablet PCs, automotive infotainment displays and the myriad of handheld communication devices. However, in order to maintain
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12/07/2015
Electrolytic capacitors are an essential ingredient in AC/DC power supplies, providing high Capacitance x Voltage (CV) and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) in low-volume packages that simply cannot be achieved cost-effectively using alternative parts. With power density demands increasing and as the only
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12/07/2015
Ideal Power's latest battery chargers handle a wide range of chemistries

The major battery types supported by Ideal Power chargers include Lithium-ion (Li-on), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad), Lead-Acid and Lead-Crystal

Power conversion specialists Ideal Power offer a wide and versatile range of battery chargers for the most popular battery chemistries used in industrial applications and consumer products. The major battery types supported by Ideal Power chargers include Lithium-ion (Li-on), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel-Cadmium
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12/07/2015
In this PSDcast,  Jason Lee, global product manager, Eaton’s electronic division, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about energy storage and UPS systems, and how it is critical that the size of the system is matched to the application. Recently supercapacitors have come into stronger focus
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12/07/2015
In diesem Video erklärt Renesas ihre neuesten Lösungen, um ihre Kunden zu gewährleisten, dass sie original und garantierte Teile bekommen hat auf der SPS - IPC Drives 2015
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12/07/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments explains their Industry 4.0 Gateway Demo at SPS-IPC 2015 for Power Systems Design. TI's Programmable-Realtime Unit Industrial Communications
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12/07/2015
For AC/DC power supplies, there is by nature phase differences and distortion between input currents and voltages due to the existence of holding capacitors and various load features. Here, only the instantaneous product of current and voltage produces power that can actually be used by the appliance, and the
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12/05/2015
In Part 1 of this discussion, we explored the functionality of a series-connected avalanche transistor pulser, specifically for the purpose of evaluating dV/dt ruggedness of SiC Schottky diodes. In this issue, the diodes are tested with the new pulser design. SiC Schottky diode dV/dt ruggedness
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12/04/2015
Automotive systems in flux

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

The yearly figures for electronics in the automotive and transportation market continue to grow, as vehicle tech push the envelope on quality and reliability almost as stringent as mil/aero applications. Interestingly enough the automotive market is also the largest application user/consumer of motors.  This
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12/03/2015
In diesem Video Texas Instruments zeigt ihre aktuellen Angebote in Power Managment auf der SPS - IPC Drives 2015 für Power Systems Design. Die Demonstrationen gehören
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12/03/2015
Vincotech's latest PFC modules optimize energy quality and consumption

flowPFC 0 CD module

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of flowPFC 0 CD modules. Engineered to optimize energy quality and consumption for welding, SMPS and embedded drive applications rated from 1 to 6 kW, these power factor correction modules draw maximum power from the
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12/02/2015
 Microchip’s MCP9600 integrated thermocouple EMF-to-temp converter now at Mouser

MCP9600 thermocouple EMF-to-temperature converter

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MCP9600 thermocouple EMF-to-temperature converter from Microchip Technology. The MCP9600 is presented as the first thermocouple-conditioning integrated circuit to combine precision instrumentation, a precision temperature sensor and a precision, high-resolution analog-to-digital
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12/01/2015
Linear's 5W AutoResonant wireless power transmitter offers foreign object detection

5W AutoResonant Wireless Power Transmitter

Linear Technology introduced the LTC4125, a wireless power transmitter, complementing their wireless receiver ICs for the wireless charging market. The LTC4125 is a simple, high performance monolithic full bridge resonant driver, capable of delivering up to 5W of power wirelessly to a companion receiver. It
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12/01/2015

 



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