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Communications & Datacom

March 2016
TDK's high-efficiency 3x5 medical power supply delivers 250W

CUS200M series AC-DC power supply

TDK announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda CUS200M series of AC-DC power supplies. With efficiencies up to 94%, the series can deliver 200W with convection cooling or up to 250W with 1.5m/s airflow. The units, packaged in the industry standard 3” x 5” footprint, have both medical and ITE certification
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03/31/2016
The Cores and Components division of VACUUMSCHMELZE will again attend PCIM in Nuremberg this year. From 10 to 12 May at the new stand number 123 in Hall 7, VAC will focus its product presentations on transformers, cut cores and chokes using the nanocrystalline material VITROPERM. In addition, the company will
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03/31/2016
ByteGrid Holdings, a leading provider of highly-compliant hosting solutions, announced that it has selected power management company Eaton to provide power management and monitoring solutions for its Cleveland Technology Center (CTC) in downtown Cleveland, the city’s largest multi-tenant data center. As
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03/28/2016

Linear's 20V, 20A monolithic synchronous step-down regulator offers  ultra-low DCR current sensing for higher efficiency

The LTC7130 has a 4.5V to 20V input range

Linear Technology introduced the LTC7130 constant frequency peak current mode synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with temperature-compensated ultralow DCR current sensing and clock synchronization. The device’s unique architecture eases compensation and offers the ability to directly parallel multiple ICs
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03/28/2016
Intersil’s digital hybrid PWM controllers with PMBus simplify power design for data center equipment

ISL68200 with integrated MOSFET drivers and ISL68201 with PWM output

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced two new PMBus compatible, single-phase digital hybrid DC/DC controllers that provide point-of-load (POL) conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, processors and general purpose system rails. The ISL68200 with integrated
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03/25/2016
Bicron launches 2nd-Gen corona-free custom magnetics solutions

VoltBoss transformer

Bicron Electronics, manufacturer of high-reliability, custom magnetics, announced the latest advance in its line of VoltBoss corona-free transformers. Corona bloom, a corrosive effect of partial discharge, is a leading cause of failure in magnetics components. The new, 2nd generation of VoltBoss transformers
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03/24/2016
Renesas showcased their latest power solutions at APEC 2016

8th-generation G8H Series of IGBTs

Renesas Electronics America, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, showcased several of its analog and power technologies at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), which took place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. Renesas also had the new 8th-generation
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03/24/2016
Orion Fans unveils industry's first airflow monitoring kit

Orion AFM Kit

Orion Fans has developed a complete, cost-effective airflow monitoring system that is easy to implement and use. The field retrofittable AFM Kit includes an AFM-01NC airflow module, mounting clip, three plastic guards (80mm, 92mm, and 120mm), buzzer, LED and holder, switch and wall mounted power supply. The
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03/21/2016
Navitas Semiconductor announced the first Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICs, using its proprietary AllGaN monolithically-integrated 650V platform. Combining GaN power FETs with GaN logic and drive circuits enables 10x-100x higher switching frequency than existing silicon circuits, making power electronics smaller,
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03/21/2016
TI's innovative wide-VIN DC/DC controller claims industry’s highest 65-V operation

LM5140-Q1 controller

Texas Instruments introduced a 2.2-MHz, dual-channel synchronous buck converter with a unique set of features designed to significantly reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and high-frequency noise in high-voltage DC/DC step-down applications such as automotive infotainment and high-end cluster power-supply
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03/21/2016
Vicor announced the launch of its new AC to Point-of-Load Development Kit ("ACPoL DKit"). The development kit enables power system designers to immediately begin operating and evaluating a complete power system solution featuring the industry's thinnest, highest performance, highest density power components,
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03/21/2016
Linear's high-power negative supply ideal diode-OR controller withstands Â300V transients

LTC4371 rugged ideal diode-OR controller

Linear Technology introduced the LTC4371, a rugged ideal diode-OR controller for dual feed high power telecom and datacom boards. The LTC4371 provides seamless handoff between redundant power supplies, replacing power Schottky diodes and associated heat sinks with N-channel MOSFETs, significantly reducing power
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03/18/2016
Laird's BT900 Bluetooth Smart Ready modules reduce the burden and design risk of integrating Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy into any OEM device

BT900 Bluetooth Smart Ready module

LSR was recently acquired by Laird, giving them the ability to provide customers with an expanded breadth of certified RF Modules. The first modules introduced are Laird's BT900 Bluetooth Smart Ready modules. These modules reduce the burden and design risk of integrating Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy into
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03/17/2016
Monolithic Power Systems, a leading innovator in high-performance power solutions, will show state-of-the-art, integrated hot-swap solutions, high-performance digital PFC/LLC combo controllers, USB Type-C AC/DC adaptors, tiny MPM power modules from 0.6A to 20A, and high-speed MagAlpha angular position sensors
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03/16/2016
Lattice and MediaTek claim the most power-efficient 4K video over USB Type-C

SiI7033 port controller

Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, and MediaTek announced the joint release of power-efficient reference designs that drive 4K UHD over a USB Type-C connector. Lattice’s USB Type-C port controllers and MHL transceivers can easily be paired with MediaTek’s
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03/14/2016
element14 and NXP announced the launch of NXP’s new Freedom Development Platform K66F for Kinetis K66, K65 and K26 MCUs, which offers optimized performance, scalable integration and low power capabilities. The NXP Freedom Development Platform K66F is ideal for developing low cost, low power applications to
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03/14/2016
Amantys' Power Insight Configurator speeds up converter power stack test

Power Insight Configurator

Amantys Power Electronics has launched the Power Insight Configurator, a software tool that provides an easy to use interface to configure, down load data and generate test pulses for Amantys gate drives that have been built into a converter power stack. Power Insight is a communications protocol that enables
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03/14/2016
IoT is perfectly suited for smart grid roll-out, thanks to the long range requirements and the small data size needed for transmission. Using narrow-band RF, the standard for long-range communication, an innovative remote energy monitoring solution is now possible. The solution consists of wireless
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03/14/2016
Today’s zeitgeist – or spirit of the age – within factory automation and process control professionals is to move towards “smart factories,” often referred to as the upcoming fourth industrial revolution. If we look at previous industrial revolutions in order to help prepare for the next one, a pattern
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03/14/2016
The proliferation of wireless sensors supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) has increased the demand for small, compact and efficient power converters tailored to un-tethered lower power devices. One of the more recent emerging market segments covered under the IoT that is particularly interesting from an
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03/14/2016
Requirements to optimize efficiency and to address the complex power requirements of CPUs, ASICs and other sophisticated ICs are making active power management a critical design requirement in applications such as datacenter servers, embedded telecoms systems and networking equipment. At the same time, engineers
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03/13/2016
Although efficiency has been replaced by effectiveness as favorite criterion in the business world, it still dominates the world of engineers and technicians. The hunt for improved utilization of electricity permeates every level in the electronics industry, from individual semiconductor components over circuits
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03/13/2016
Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smaller and smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens,
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03/13/2016
As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, (or Industry 4.0 as it is often called), it is worth taking a moment to reflect upon where we are and how we got here. The integration of intelligent systems via the cloud infrastructure to support both design and manufacturing supply chains of both intellectual
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03/13/2016
IoT wearables and power electronics

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

If you attended CES 2016, you were told that everything there was the most important thing available in the universe.  Every product introduced collects data about your car, your house, your appliances, your life, your pets, and all the things and people around you and, most importantly, you. A subset of
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03/13/2016
It is a fascinating time to be in the electronic engineering industry, especially in the power sector, as society moves forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This promises to be the last, barring the takeover of industry by intelligent robots, as all of the parts are in place and the core technologies
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03/13/2016
TDK's new compact SMT current-sense transformers suit power apps

EPCOS SMT current sense transformer

TDK Corporation presents two new series of EPCOS SMT current sense transformers for power electronics. The various types in the B78417A* series are based on EP7 ferrite cores, have compact dimensions of just 10.6 mm x 12.2 mm x 11.0 mm and are designed to measure pulse currents of up to 20 A. The maximum DC
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03/12/2016
Vicor modules support OCP data center Infrastructure

48V Direct-to-PoL (Point-of-Load)

Vicor announced its latest generation of 48V Direct-to-PoL (Point-of-Load) power components. These modules, which allow contemporary low-voltage, high-current CPUs, GPUs, ASICs and DDR memory to be powered off of a 48V distribution bus, enable unprecedented power density, conversion efficiency and low power
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03/10/2016
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced a new family of power-conversion ICs dedicated to 48V power architectures. These three new products are shipping in volume. To meet ever-growing performance demands, servers
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03/10/2016
Linear's 42V latest triple synchronous step-down converter delivers 93% efficiency

LT8601 42V input capable high-efficiency triple-output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8601, a 42V-input capable, high-efficiency triple-output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator. Its triple-channel design combines two high voltage 2.5A and 1.5A channels with a lower voltage 1.8A channel to deliver three independent voltage outputs as low as
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03/09/2016
Leading electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics announced a distribution agreement with Knowles (Syfer) (formerly Syfer Technology). The Knowles Capacitors (Syfer) brand is considered to be a premier source for application-specific multilayer ceramic capacitors and EMI suppression filters. The
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03/07/2016
Intersil's rad-tolerant 5V multiplexers deliver best-in-class performance for spaceflight

16-channel ISL71830SEH and 32-channel ISL71831SEH multiplexers

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions,expanded its industry-leading portfolio of radiation tolerant multiplexers with two new, single supply 5V devices. The 16-channel ISL71830SEH and 32-channel ISL71831SEH multiplexers join Intersil's widely adopted 30V multiplexers,
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03/07/2016
Henkel to show comprehensive material solutions at Light & Building 2016

Thermal Clad from Henkel keeps LEDs intense, bright and reliable

From March 13 through 18 in Frankfurt,Hall 4, Booth G61 at the upcoming Light & Building event, Henkel Adhesive Technologies will showcase its total solutions approach to modern lighting applications. With an innovative materials portfolio that addresses the full spectrum of lighting manufacturing requirements
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03/07/2016
NXP Semiconductors introduced the AXP family of logic translators, designed for low-power, low-voltage, and high-performance applications. The family of AXP translators is the lowest power and voltage translator solution in the market while also offering the widest range of voltage translation from 0.7 volts
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03/07/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Magnetics Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2016 titled, “High-Frequency Magnetics: Black Magic, Art or Science?” Its goal is to address many of the challenges facing magnetics design in high-frequency switch mode power supply topologies.
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03/04/2016
AVX to launch new products at APEC 2016

AVX will be exhibiting at booth #1536 at APEC

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will launch two new capacitor series, showcase its expansive portfolio of advanced passive solutions — including several new and significant series extensions, and contribute to the technical conference program at this year’s Applied
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03/04/2016
Toshiba launches new generation of transistor arrays

TBD62783A series

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the launch of a new generation of highly efficient transistor arrays, presented as the industry’s first with a DMOS FET type source-output driver. The new TBD62783A series succeeds the TD62783 series of bipolar transistor arrays, cutting power loss by about 40% and
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03/03/2016
IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany on 27-28th April 2016. The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative features early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, and research or government labs who will demonstrate a working prototype
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03/03/2016
When design engineers, purchasing professionals and policy makers gather at this year’s ELEXCON, one of China's largest and most important electronic exhibitions, a wide range of topics critical to the continuing progress of the industry will be featured: • Start-ups: hardware, software & the
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Date:
03/02/2016
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