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Communications & Datacom

April 2016
AWS Electronics Group, a leading specialist electronics manufacturing services provider, has added a new high-voltage production capability to its plant in Newcastle Under Lyme. The company has dedicated 1000 ft² of manufacturing space purely for work that requires up to 50kV; high currents of up to 180A can
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04/28/2016
Melexis' highly-integrated RF IC encourages proliferation of low-power systems

MLX73290-A

Melexis, a leader in microelectronics engineering, has added to its portfolio of low-power wireless solutions with the introduction of the MLX73290-A. This innovative new device features a sophisticated multi-channel RF transceiver, combined with a 3-dimensional low frequency (3DLF) interface that supports ultra-low
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04/27/2016
Texas Instruments announced the availability of 600-V gallium nitride (GaN) 70-mΩ field-effect transistor (FET) power-stage engineering samples, making TI the first and only semiconductor manufacturer to publicly offer a high-voltage driver-integrated GaN solution. The new 12-A LMG3410 power stage coupled with
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04/25/2016

Astute Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, has introduced a range of waterproof USB connectors from Amphenol LTW Technology. The range includes USB 3.0 A, 2.0 A and 2.0 B types, plus Mini USB 2.0 B and Micro USB 2.0 AB models. All versions are waterproof
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04/25/2016
Power Integrations’ InnoSwitch-CP offline switching ICs now at Mouser

InnoSwitch-CP switching IC

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the InnoSwitch-CP switching ICs, part of the InnoSwitch family from Power Integrations. These new offline constant-current/constant-voltage flyback switching ICs incorporate a constant power output profile which, when paired with an adaptive-voltage protocol such as USB-PD,
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04/22/2016
Coilcraft's latest high-current inductors suit high-frequency apps

SLR1050 Series High Current Shielded Power Inductors

Coilcraft's new SLR Family of high current, shielded power inductors is offered with current ratings up to 100 Amps and inductance values from 85 to 370 nH, making it suitable for high frequency applications such as multi-phase VRM/VRD/EVRD regulators, Intel IMVP compatible systems, and GPUs/video graphic cards.
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04/21/2016
Murata's 2W converter boasts a 50% lower profile

NXE2 series 2 Watt surface mounted DC/DC converters

Murata announced the NXE2 series of 2 Watt surface mounted DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. Footprint compatible with similar 1 and 2 Watt devices available on the market, and measuring just 12.5 x 4.36 x 10.41 mm, the NXE2 series provides more power output in the same space. The converter is constructed
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04/20/2016
Toshiba's photocouplers offer 5Mbps communication with very low power consumption

Photocoupler for high speed communication

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched two new photocouplers for high speed communication (5 Mbps) applications. The TLP2310 and TLP2710 have a 54% reduced power consumption of 6,78mW, compared to 14,8mW of a conventional product, like the TLP2355. Both have been certified to UL1577 and EN60747-5-5 standards,
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04/20/2016
Netlist and Paper Battery Company enter strategic alliance to deploy supercapacitor-powered non-volatile memory

The PowerResponder supercapacitors pack more energy in a compact form factor for unique fit and function.

Netlist, a leading provider of high-performance and hybrid memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, and Paper Battery Company, developer of innovative energy technologies, announced a strategic alliance at the Open Server Summit in Santa Clara, California. The two companies have developed
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04/18/2016
TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensors, plans to feature the latest in high-performance solutions that enable an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to connected lighting and building automation in booth #1457 at LIGHTFAIR International, April 26-28, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center
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04/18/2016
Linear's ÂμModule regulator for DDR & QDR4 SRAM takes from 3.3VIN to 15VIN, fits in 0.5cm² PCB

LTM4632 triple-output µModule (power module) regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4632 triple-output µModule (power module) regulator for powering all three voltage rails of the new QDR4 and older DDR SRAM: VDDQ, VTT and VTTR (or VREF). Housed in a miniature, lightweight, ultrathin LGA package (6.25mm x 6.25mm x 1.82mm), the LTM4632 can be soldered on
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04/18/2016
IAR Systems announced that the world-leading development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM now supports the Wireless Gecko SoCs from Silicon Labs. With its highly optimizing build tools, smart integrated profiling tools and comprehensive debugging capabilities, IAR Embedded Workbench enables developers
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04/18/2016
LED technology has developed over recent years, and is now the obvious choice for many applications from energy-efficiency architectural lighting to outdoor displays. These applications tend to vary considerably, each requiring a different number, type, color and configuration of the LEDs, which means that driver
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04/17/2016
Transformers can often provide an inexpensive solution for a variety of applications. The purpose of the transformer is to isolate the secondary side of the circuit from the primary power source, transfer power efficiently from the electrical source to the target load and protect users from hazards like electric
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04/17/2016
The phone Martin Cooper used was the prototype Motorola DynaTAC, and it could only be used for 20 minutes before the battery died. Battery life has continued to cause concern for manufacturers. Bluetooth introduced its low-energy feature in 2010 with Bluetooth 4.0 with energy efficiency as the prime goal, achieved
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04/15/2016
An effective method for filtering high-frequency power supply noise and cleanly sharing similar voltage supply rails (i.e. analog and digital rails for mixed-signal ICs) while preserving high-frequency isolation between the shared rails is the use of ferrite beads.  A ferrite bead is a passive device that
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04/15/2016
Schaffer's latest line card details their power quality products

Power Quality Line Card

A new four-page, full color Power Quality Line Card provides a comprehensive overview of Schaffner Active and Passive Harmonic Filters, Sine Wave Filters, dV/dT Filters, Line Reactors and more. These products ensure the efficient and reliable operation of power distribution systems by shaping electrical power.
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04/15/2016
In this PSDcast Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance, and Mark Walters, VP of Strategic Development for the ZigBee Alliance, talk to Alix Paultre about their strategic cooperation to create order and compatibility in the IoT wireless low-power infrastructure. EnOcean is a leading developer of harvested
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04/15/2016
PSDcast - Martin HÃgerdal of Ericsson Power Modules on software-defined power

Martin Hägerdal of Ericsson Power Modules

In this PSDcast Martin Hägerdal, President of Ericsson Power Modules, talks to Alix Paultre about the issues in driving the latest in IT functionality from server farms down to the board level. Advanced distributed digitally-driven  power networks
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04/15/2016
In the third part of this series, we’ll see how Dr. Fred Lee’s analysis of current-mode control resulted in a high modulator gain, and also look at the consequences of this gain on current-loop predictions. Current-Mode Control Circuit Figure 1 shows a buck converter
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04/13/2016
ROHM Semi to show their latest solutions at Hannover Messe

The Venturi VM200-FE-01 will be fitted with ROHM-manufactured SiC technology

ROHM Semiconductor will be exhibiting at Hannover Messe 2016, which will be held in Hannover, Germany, from 25 April (Mon.) to 29 April (Fri.). For its first exhibit at the trade fair, ROHM will go in with a theme of ‘Endless Possibilities’ – through which the company plans to introduce key devices to
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04/12/2016
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente has launched a new range of selected products and solutions under Rutronik POWER. It comprises a broad portfolio of power semiconductors, passive components and electromechanical components for industrial, household appliance and automotive applications. A preferred
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04/12/2016
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) announced it is part of the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world's foremost trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 25-29, in Hannover, Germany. TMEIC will exhibit in the USA Pavilion in Hall 13.
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04/12/2016
The large “IDTechEx Show!” in Berlin April 27-28 with over 2500 paying delegates once again invests in startups. Chief Executive Raghu Das says, “It is one way we are different from other events because they are run for cash. We believe in this industry and we invest in it, not directly in the company
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04/12/2016
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leader in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced they acquired the assets of former Power Technics in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands. The assets includes products IPs, laboratory equipment, warehouse etc. This acquisition
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04/12/2016
Power electronics in data center hardware can make or break the ability to enable an implementation for success or not. A common industry practice is to use simplified assumptions for loading and power conversion efficiency to provide approximate calculations of power utilization. Unfortunately, implementers
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04/11/2016
EGSTON custom-wound power components now available from Diamond Power

Custom-wound power components from EGSTON

Diamond Power Components, a newly-formed specialist distributor of power components, announces the availability of custom wound power components from EGSTON System Electronics Eggenburg GmbH. Based in Austria EGSTON is high quality manufacturer of a wide range of inductive component parts with manufacturing
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04/11/2016
ROHM to show new key products for efficient, high-power performance at PCIM 2016

ROHM Semiconductor Presents Its New Power Management Key Products

At PCIM in Nuremberg from May 10-12, 2016, ROHM Semiconductor will showcase its latest power product novelties for high-speed switching and high power performance, at the same time meeting the need for greater energy savings and higher efficiency (Hall 9 - Booth 316). Advanced power devices make a huge impact
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04/11/2016
PSDcast - Amr Elashmawi of Microsemi on data center security

Amr Elashmawi of Microsemi

In this PSDcast Amr Elashmawi of Microsemi talks to Alix Paultre of power Systems Design on data center security, a very hot industry topic. One action the company has taken is to join the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open technical membership organization based on IBM’s POWER microprocessor architecture founded
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04/11/2016
Transformer energy performance standards being introduced all around the world are spurring transformer manufacturers, as well as their electrical steel, cable and coil winding equipment suppliers, to rethink materials, designs and manufacturing methods in a bid to balance performance with cost. In
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04/08/2016
 Paper Battery Company, developer of an award-winning energy storage and enhancement technology for battery-powered applications will present its high-energy, hybrid supercapacitor PowerResponder® product line at the Open Server Summit in Santa Clara, California from April 11 - 14, 2016. Open Server Summit
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04/08/2016
Molex, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today the acquisition of Interconnect Systems (ISI), which specializes in the design and manufacture of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies. According to Tim Ruff, senior vice president, Molex,
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04/08/2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $35 million in funding, subject to congressional appropriations, to assist small- and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers with increasing their energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability and competitiveness and to help address the shortage of engineering
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04/07/2016
Tory's 6A synchronous step-down DC/DC converter claims fastest-in-class performance for industrial & data storage equipment

Fast transient response (Drop:80mV, convergence time: 10μs)

Torex Semiconductor has launched the XC9266 series of 6A synchronous step-down DC/DC converters with an internal 5.5V-operation driver transistor. Equipped with Torex’s unique HiSAT-COT fast transient response control, these converters are presented as the world’s fastest in class. Recent years
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04/07/2016
Mouser Electronics announced that it has entered into a global distribution agreement with RFaxis, home to the world's first RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC). Mouser will carry several of RFaxis’ CMOS-based radio frequency (RF) solutions. The global agreement extends the reach of RFaxis’ worldwide
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04/07/2016
Ampleon announced its participation at the forthcoming Electronic Design Innovation Conference - EDI CON – held in Beijing, China between April 19 – 21, 2016. At their booth, number 607, Ampleon will showcase demonstrations of a plasma light module developed by Luma in collaboration with Ampleon and, a new
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04/07/2016
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos upgrades RED EXPERT online design tool

Clearly presented AC and DC losses per inductor

RED EXPERT from Wuerth Elektronik enables eiSos developers to simulate the company's power inductors. The losses determined with RED EXPERT are based on current and voltage waveforms typical in applications. Besides the core and winding losses, they also include the losses arising from the specific geometries
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04/07/2016
Offering transient voltage suppression (TVS) for USB data and power connections, the D5V0F3B6LP20 diode array introduced by Diodes Incorporated is one of the most rugged protection devices in its class. It is aimed at consumer and mobile communications products with a USB interface, especially those employing
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04/06/2016
AMIHO Technology and ROHM Semi launch New Wireless M-Bus eval kit for IoT apps and smart metering

The kit contains two nodes based on AMIHO’s AM060 868 MHz Wireless M-Bus radio modem module

AMIHO Technology, experts in wireless communications, and ROHM Semiconductor announce the launch of their latest Evaluation Kit, designed to get customers up and running rapidly with sub-GHz radio design. The kit contains two nodes based on AMIHO’s AM060 868 MHz Wireless M-Bus radio modem module. This design
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04/06/2016
PSDcast - Micrel co-founder Ray Zinn on the state of the electronics industry

Raymond D. “Ray” Zinn

In this PSDcast Raymond D. “Ray” Zinn talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of the electronics industry. Ray is an inventor, entrepreneur, and was the longest serving CEO of a publicly traded company in Silicon Valley. He is best known for creating and selling the first Wafer Stepper
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Date:
04/05/2016
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