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Consumer Electronics

August 2013
Linear's Afshin Odabaee on board-level power
In this PSDcast, Afshin Odabaee of Linear Technology talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the issues involved in board-level power, and some of the solutions Linear has developed to
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08/31/2013
Linear's synchronous dual 600mA step-down regulator comes in a 3x3mm QFN package
The LTC3607 from Linear Technology is a high efficiency, 2.25MHz synchronous dual output buck regulator that incorporates a peak current mode architecture. It can deliver up to 600mA of continuous
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08/30/2013
ROHM's latest power supply ICs claim industry's highest efficiency and smallest form factor
ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of power supply ICs for AC/DC converters in primary power supplies for home appliances and AC adapters. The BM2xxx/F series consists of 24
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08/30/2013

Trench MOS barrier Schottky rectifiers for smartphone and tablet chargers offer industry-low forward voltage
Vishay Intertechnology introduced two high current density 50 V TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers. The V10PN50 and V15PN50 are the industry's first devices to combine low forward voltage
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08/29/2013
4G Americas announced the publication of Rysavy's report, Mobile Broadband Explosion: The 3GPP Wireless Evolution, which examines fundamental technology dynamics and analytically compares mobile technologies
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08/29/2013
Talking about nanopower and energy harvesting
In this PSDcast Brian Shaffer, Applications Manager from Linear Technology's Boston Design Center, talks about driving small and remote devices with energy harvesting and the nanopower systems
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08/29/2013
Solve your engineering challenges, register for NIDays 2013
For the first time ever, the NIDays graphical system design conference is coming to four major US cities this fall: Boston, Chicago, San Jose, and Washington, DC. NIDays 2013 is a free, full-featured
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08/27/2013
Plastic-encapsulated SMT transient voltage suppression solution addresses working voltages up to 300Vrms
Stackpole's PV Series is a plastic-encapsulated surface mount transient voltage suppression solution for working voltages up to 300vrms. The PV Series offers two case sizes: 3225 and 4032, which have
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08/27/2013
O2Micro, a leader in the design, development, and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, extended the Company's General Lighting productportfolio with the introduction of
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08/27/2013
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08/26/2013
TI nano-power system timers slash power consumption up to 80%
Texas Instruments introduced two programmable system timers that significantly reduce system standby power consumption. The TPL5000 with watchdog timer and TPL5100 with MOS driver draw only 30 nA
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08/22/2013
AIST researchers create a novel Tunnel FET architecture with potential to substantially improve device performance
The tunnel field-effect transistor (tunnel FET) is a transistor that is based on electron tunneling and that, in principle, can switch on and off at lower voltages than the operation voltage of the
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08/22/2013
Vishay's BiSy single-Line ESD protection diode saves board space in portable electronics
Vishay Intertechnology released their latest bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in the ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring only 0.6 mm
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08/21/2013
The largest research project in Europe for researching and developing highly integrated system-in-package solutions has been successfully completed. The ESiP (Efficient Silicon Multi-Chip System-in-Package
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08/21/2013
ROHM's tiny SMT aspheric-lens LEDs use less current to deliver more light
ROHM Semiconductor recently announced the development of compact, high-output surface mount LEDs with lens optimized for lighting for autofocus operation in digital cameras and camera-equipped devices.
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08/20/2013
The efficiency standards landscape
In this PSDcast, Arnold Alderman talks with Alix about one of his favorite subjects - Efficiency Standards. Arnold has been involved with these standards since 2003 when CEC was just starting out
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08/20/2013
Ametherm gets UL recognition for MegaSurge inrush current limiting NTC thermistors
Ametherm announced that its MegaSurge series of inrush current limiting NTC thermistors has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. In addition to recognition per UL file number E209153,
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08/20/2013
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an updated version of its SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap®) capacitor simulation software, which
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08/19/2013
Microchip claims first temperature sensor family with 1.8V SMBus and I2C capability
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a new six-member family of temperature sensor ICs called the EMC118X. This is
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08/19/2013
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:VLTR) for $23 per share, which represents a 55% premium
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08/16/2013
To increase prominence and enhance networking opportunities, productronica 2013 is strengthening its focus on the topics of circuit boards and electronic manufacturing services with a successful platform
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08/15/2013
Keithley's new SMU instrument sports an interactive touchscreen
In this PSDcast, John Tucker of Keithley Instruments talks to Power Systems Design about Keithley's Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU Instrument, which combines intuitive touchscreen and icon-based
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08/15/2013
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), a leading innovator of selective brush plating technology and solutions, has launched a new corporate identity and website showcasing the full range of its industry-leading
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08/14/2013
Mouser Electronics is now offering highly-integrated temperature sensing solutions from Texas Instruments that will help speed the design cycle for the next generation of temperature sensors.
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08/14/2013
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08/14/2013
Molex Incorporated recently launched a Spanish -language version of its website, providing customers in Spanish speaking regions with ready access to valuable product and industry information. The
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08/13/2013
Vishay's Power Metal Strip meter shunt resistors now available from TTI
Vishay's latest Power Metal Strip® meter shunt resistors WSMS2906 and WSBS8518 feature a proprietary processing technique that produces extremely low resistance values for increased accuracy in numerous
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08/13/2013
Advanced Power Electronics' dual-channel MOSFETs simplify synchronous buck design
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has launched an asymmetric-dual N-channel enhancement mode power MOSFET targeting
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08/12/2013
Rochester re-introduces the DM7440N from National Semiconductor
Rochester Electronics, a fully-authorized manufacturer and distributor for mature and discontinued semiconductors, has been licensed by National Semiconductor (acquired by Texas Instruments) to continue
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08/12/2013
DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials and IQLP, a division of Interplex Industries, announced their ongoing efforts to further develop and refine liquid crystal polymer (LCP) thin-film technology for
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08/12/2013
Atego announced the availability of a PTC solution that integrates the comprehensive systems and software lifecycle management capabilities of PTC Integrity™ software with the Atego Artisan Studio®
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08/12/2013
Carbon film resistors tout high moisture resistance
Stackpole's HDM Series carbon film resistors use special materials, processing, and controls to achieve a level of moisture withstanding far better than comparable film resistors. The HDM Series
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08/10/2013
It has been recently announced that the RoHS Directive has been revised, and Directive 2002/95/EC has been replaced by Directive 2011/65/EU, "RoHS II," as of January 2, 2013. New requirements will
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08/09/2013
Sondrel, a leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancy, believes that the increasing use of FinFET technology will cause new challenges for IC designers looking to benefit from the scaling benefits
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08/09/2013
Is wireless power transmission a step backwards?
In this PSDcast, Arnold Alderman of Anagenesis and Alix talk about wireless power, its potential in the market, and issues to adoption. Although wireless power has a great amount to offer in the
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08/08/2013
Google Android support completes Bluetooth low-energy picture
At Google I/O 2013, the annual developer-fest for all things Google-related, held recently in San Francisco, the company stated its commitment to support Bluetooth v4.0. Google explained it would
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08/07/2013
Qualcomm announced the keynote and super session speakers for the Uplinq™ 2013 wireless ecosystem conference, which will be held Sept. 3-5, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Uplinq provides
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08/07/2013
DevCon 2013, Telit's third forum for m2m developers and adopters to review the latest technology developments and examine best business practices in our industry. This full day, two-track conference
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08/07/2013
The Impact of Waste Reduction on the Portable Charger Market

Ryan Sanderson, IHS

Making portable electronic devices easier to use, but with greater functionality and a smaller footprint, are consumer-driven features which often lead to developments in the market. Those demands
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08/06/2013
ROHM's industry-leading tiny transistors now available from Mouser
Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces the availability of what is claimed as the smallest transistor package on the market from ROHM Semiconductor which is optimized for thin, compact portable devices.
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08/06/2013
Linear unveils Nanopower buck-boost converter with energy-harvesting battery life extender
Linear Technology unveiled the LTC3330, a complete regulating energy harvesting solution that delivers up to 50mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available.
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08/05/2013
Vishay's latest, fastest, recovery rectifiers
In this PSDcast Giovanni Marengo of Vishay talks about their latest family of FRED Pt® Hyperfast and Ultrafast recovery rectifiers, including what they claim as the industry's first 3 A devices
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08/01/2013
Mouser Electronics announced the launch of its RFID & NFC Technologies site created to explore the rapidly expanding Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) market with features like targeted
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08/01/2013

 



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