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Consumer Electronics

June 2013
Highly-sensitive long-range RF energy harvester can power small sensor systems

RF energy harvester chip microphotograph

Imec and Holst Centre, in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology and the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, have designed and fabricated a self-calibrating RF energy
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06/28/2013
Yageo high-voltage MLCCs boast exceptional performance at high frequencies
Yageo's high voltage surface mount multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.
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06/28/2013
ALD dual EPAD MOSFET arrays expand dynamic current range to eight orders of magnitude
Advanced Linear Devices (ALD), a leader in innovative analog semiconductors, announced an industry breakthrough in small signal, low power Dual MOSFET devices by expanding dynamic current range to
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06/28/2013

Battery life-expectancy issues
In this PSDcast we talk to Curt McNamara of Logic PD about batteries, battery lifetimes, and the issues that impact that lifetime. Battery-oriented systems and the need for low-power design drive
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06/26/2013
Piezo-MEMS vibration energy harvesters enable SmartMesh IP wireless sensor network
MicroGen Systems announced today that vibration-energy-harvesting BOLT™ Power Cells enabled a live wireless sensor network (WSN) using Linear Technology's Dust Networks LTC5800-IPM SmartMesh™ IP mote-on-chip.
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06/26/2013
Full-featured load switches tout economy and size
Silego Technology is introducing two new GreenFET3 load switch products, the SLG59M1495V and SLG59M1512V. SLG59M1512V is a dual channel load switch that is packaged in an ultra-small single 8 pin
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06/26/2013
Active?Semi, a leader in flexible, highly integrated semiconductor power management solutions, announced that LG Electronics is a major new investor in a round of strategic funding that will accelerate
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06/25/2013
CamSemi launches first PSS controller to use advanced BJT drive scheme
CamSemi has announced recent advances in the company's bipolar transistor (BJT) drive scheme and the first of a generation of Primary Side Sensing (PSS) controllers to exploit these developments.
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06/24/2013
Driving advanced microprocessors
In this PSDcast we talk to Don Travers of ams about the issues and opportunities involved in driving the latest processors to address the latest applications most efficiently. The issue of power
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06/21/2013
A sliver of wood coated with tin could make a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery. But don't try it at home yet - the components in the battery tested by scientists
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06/20/2013
Novel application of 3D printing creates tiny batteries
3D printing can now be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications,
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06/20/2013
Texas Instruments introduced two tiny push-button reset controllers for space-constrained, power-sensitive applications such as pedometers, fitness bands, cell phones and tablets. The dual-channel
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06/20/2013
Power monitor module enables designers to find and kill underperforming code in real time
Microchip announces the MPLAB® REAL ICE™ Power Monitor Module, which enables designers to identify and eliminate code that consumes high current, in real time. Combined with the MPLAB REAL ICE in-circuit
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06/20/2013
Wireless charging gaining traction in the marketplace
Wireless charging has been on the market for a while, but only now is its impact going to be reverberated globally. Why has this new technology, set to transform our mobile devices, been hidden in
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06/20/2013
Chipscale Schottky from Diodes Incorporated can double power density
With the introduction of its first wafer level chip scale packaged Schottky, Diodes Incorporated is providing smartphone and tablet designs with an alternative to miniature DFN0603 devices that offers
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06/18/2013
Carlos Betancourt, an engineer for TI's Sitara processors, explains the features
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06/17/2013
ON Semiconductor, driving innovation in energy efficiency, has introduced two MOSFET devices designed for use in smartphone and tablet PC applications where they provide a crucial part of the Lithium
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06/13/2013
Freescale talks about the internet of things
In this PSDcast, John Dixon of Freescale talks with us about the internet of things and the challenges and opportunities it presents to the designer. From convenience to system efficiency, intelligent
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06/13/2013
KEMET adds three tantalum chip capacitor series
KEMET, a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminium, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, announced the release of three additional series of tantalum chip capacitors: T488 Small Case
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06/12/2013
Low-noise LDO offers programmable current limit & diagnostic information
Linear Technology released the LT3055, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable current limit and diagnostic capability. The device delivers
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06/11/2013
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low power RF-semiconductor company, announced the availability of a low-cost and low-power ZigBee solution for end nodes in Smart Home systems, allowing Operators
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06/11/2013
Toshiba expands family of ultra-mini load switches
Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its family of ultra-miniature, low-power CMOS load switch ICs. The TCK106G, TCK107G and TCK108G belong to the family of 1A switches that help to reduce the
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06/11/2013
Prize-winning underwater robot uses hi-rel Datamate connectors for reliable power and signal
Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has announced that a prize-winning underwater robot project, designed and built for the international SAUC-E (Student Autonomous
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06/11/2013
The number of mobile broadband subscriptions has grown by around 45% year-on-year reaching 1.7 billion in 2012, according to data released in the latest Ericsson Mobility Report . In addition to this growth, there also is steady progress in the amount of data usage per subscription. The changing habits of people
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06/10/2013
LOPE-C, the leading international event for printed electronics, reflects the increasing attractiveness of organic electronics. Due to the continuous improvement in printing and production processes
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06/10/2013
TI fast-charge technology gets more life out of a Li-Ion battery
Texas Instruments introduced two power management chipsets with TI's patented new MaxLife™ fast-charge technology, which allows consumers to charge single-cell Li-Ion batteries faster and experience
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06/07/2013
The RAF Series from Stackpole is a small size chip resistor array consisting of two or four isolated 0201 equivalent resistors in a single rectangular shaped chip with no scallops or holes. By removing
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06/07/2013
All-solid sulfur-based battery tech outperforms lithium-ion
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional
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06/07/2013
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced the company has signed an agreement with Sensinode, a pioneer and world leader in technology and software solutions,
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06/05/2013
RF power transistors dedicated to 2.45-GHz ISM band for power-transfer apps
Could radio-frequency signals become the next major energy source for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications? At the IEEE International Microwave Symposium, NXP Semiconductors N.V.
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06/05/2013
Ayla Networks unveils interactive platform for next-generation connected devices
Ayla Networks, a leader in technology and cloud-based services for the Internet of Things, formally unveiled the Ayla Platform, which allows manufacturers and service providers to transform thermostats,
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06/05/2013
Mouser launches programmable logic technology site
Mouser Electronics announced its newest technology site, focusing on programmable logic technology. This new site helps design engineers learn more about the different types of programmable logic
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06/05/2013
For the first time, the entire production process for printed electronics will be demonstrated live at a trade fair. The OE-A Working Group 'Upscaling Production' has set up a production line at LOPE-C
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06/05/2013
ESCATEC helps Azuri bring light and power to Africa
ESCATEC, a leading EMS innovator, has helped commercialize a novel design of solar power charging station for its client Azuri Technologies. The Indigo™ unit has a solar panel, two LED lamps and control
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06/04/2013
Cavendish Kinetics, a leading provider of RF MEMS solutions for improving connectivity between wireless devices and cell towers, announced availability of production samples of its tunable RF capacitors
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06/04/2013
CUI introduces next-generation 500 mA DC switching regulator series
CUI announced its 2nd-generation non-isolated dc switching regulator series rated at 500 mA. The company's new P7805-S series implements several upgrades, including an increased power density, efficiency
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06/04/2013
Cree reports it has surpassed a significant milestone in shipping over two million GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT) for cellular telecommunications and is providing game-changing benefits
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06/03/2013
Farsens releases battery-free pressure sensor tag
The Vortex1 from Farsens is a battery-free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated pressure data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery
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06/03/2013
Greg Proehl from STMicroelectronics shows their dual-interface IC technology
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06/03/2013

 



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