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September 2013
Paultre on Power - Maxim's Corona interface subsystem reference design (Podcast)
In this podcast, David Andeen of Maxim integrated talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about intelligence in advanced industrial systems and the power savings that can be derived from
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09/30/2013
Mouser Electronics is offering the newest version of Quartus® II software from Altera Corporation. Quartus II Version 13.0 is now available for digital delivery through mouser.com. Altera Quartus
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09/28/2013
The Design2Part show brings solutions to engineers
In this PSDcast Peter DiLeo of the Job Shop talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's Design2Part series of design and contract manufacturing engineering exhibitions held
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09/28/2013

LED controller offers spread-spectrum frequency modulation & robust short-circuit protection
Linear Technology released the LT3795, a 110V, high-side current sense DC/DC converter designed to regulate a current or voltage to a constant value, ideal for driving high brightness (HB) LEDs. Its
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09/28/2013
Electric car sales surge, 90+ cities celebrate National Plug In Day
The 3rd annual National Plug In Day on September 28-29 will highlight accelerated growth in the electric vehicle market. From Amsterdam to Hawaii, prospective buyers will learn about electric vehicles
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09/28/2013
PCB design libraries for Linear Technology carry Altium 3D CAD data, provide supplier connection
Altium, a leader in Smart System Design Automation and provider of solutions for 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), has released a new range of component
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09/26/2013
America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, and America II Electronics, one of the largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic
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09/26/2013
VARTA Microbattery to participate in INTERBIKE 2013 in Las Vegas
VARTA Microbattery will be in Las Vegas for INTERBIKE from September 18th to the 20th 2013 to promote its CellPac BIKE battery service including a brand new off-the-shelf solution. Successfully
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09/25/2013
Understanding power factor and the need for power factor correction

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Figure 1: An ideal waveform with a power factor of 0

Until the era of switching power supplies, Power Factor - and power factor correction - wasn't a big concern for all but a handful of electrical engineers working with large electric motors, and other,
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09/24/2013
VPG's flip-chip high-stability current sense foil resistors offer low TCR
Vishay Precision Group, announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released a new series of high-precision foil surface-mount current sensing flip chip resistors with low TCR down to
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09/24/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that Hathway, a leading cable Multi-System Operator (MSO) in India with more
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09/24/2013
How bad were conditions in the notebook PC market during the second quarter? So bad that that even the red-hot segment of display panels for touch-screen mobile PCs suffered a sequential decline during
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09/23/2013
Putting intelligence into intelligent systems
In this PSDcast, Ray Lundy, COO & GM of Bellatrix Systems talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on intelligent systems in the home and other residential environments. Everyone is looking
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09/23/2013
The Internet of Things (IoT) - which many experts in the fields of IT and engineering believe is the fourth industrial revolution - holds the promise of delivering dramatic innovations for existing
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09/23/2013
Talking about the Internet of Things and the Smart Grid
In this PSDcast Kris Ardis, Executive Director at Maxim Integrated, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Internet of Things and how it meshes with the Smart Grid. There are many
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09/20/2013
Dialog's PWM controller IC lowers cost as well as standby power in smartphone supplies
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, audio, AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies, presents an industry-leading digital pulse width modulation (PWM) controller
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09/20/2013
The program for TSensors (Trillion) Sensor Summit has been announced by conference chairman Dr. Janusz Bryzek. The technical program will feature forty-seven of the world's leading sensor visionaries
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09/19/2013
Microchip announced their latest family of microcontrollers (MCUs), the PIC24FJ128GC010. This family is an analog system-on-chip that integrates a full analog signal chain, including Microchip's
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09/19/2013
Industry leaders from the plug-in electric vehicle and advanced battery sectors gathered yesterday in Novi for the opening of North America's largest international exhibition and conference dedicated
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09/19/2013
Avnet Abacus, one of Europe's leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, has signed
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09/19/2013
Solar Power International 2013 (SPI 13), North America's premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy, brings new formats and focused sessions to educational programming during
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09/18/2013
IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (OnlineGreenComm 2013), the virtual forum dedicated to the advancement of energy-efficient communications, will hold its third annual event from October
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09/18/2013
Nanowire-enabled touchscreens save power at both ends
In this PSDcast John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of Cambrios, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's nanowire-based touchscreen technology. In addition to being more
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09/18/2013
GreenPeak releases low cost, low power ZigBee PRO radio chip for Smart Home
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading ZigBee semiconductor company, introduced the latest addition to its ZigBee chip portfolio - the GP490, a low cost, ultra-low power ZigBee PRO communication controller
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09/17/2013
Hirose Electric, a leader in the development of connector solutions, has signed a North American distribution agreement with Sager Electronics to expand its product availability and customer support.
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09/17/2013
Vishay Gen III P-Channel MOSFETs boast industry-low on-resistance in the PowerPAK SC-70 package
Vishay Intertechnology extended its offering of TrenchFET® Gen III p-channel power MOSFETs in the ultra-compact PowerPAK® SC-70 package. Designed to save space and increase power efficiency in portable
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09/16/2013
Talking about LED lighting drivers
In this PSDcast Maggie Nadjmi of SL Power talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on solid-state lighting and LED drivers. Solid-state lighting is in the process of changing the world, and
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09/13/2013
Mouser Electronics, announced the launch of its new Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) Design Center which shows the wide range of products for consumer SMPS available from Infineon Technologies.
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09/13/2013
Intersil's latest synchronous buck regulator accepts from 3V to 36V with internal compensation
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today introduced the ISL85415, a versatile 500mA synchronous buck regulator featuring a wide input voltage
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09/13/2013
Talking to Signal Transformer about passives
In this PSDcast, Mitchell Rhine of Signal Transformer talks with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the role of passives in modern electronic design. With all the advanced microcontrollers,
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09/12/2013
The Call for Papers PCIM Asia 2014 is now open. The deadline for submissions for Chinas leading power electronics conference is 15 November 2013. The PCIM Asia 2014 international exhibition and conference
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09/12/2013
Linear's LDO boasts high power density, 40μVrms noise, and H-Grade temperature range to +150°C
Linear Technology announced a new H grade, wider temperature range version of the LT1965 a 1A LDO with high power density. The IC features low dropout voltage of only 300mV at full load, wide VIN
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09/12/2013
Vishay's low-current optocouplers offer multiple CTR ranges, now available from TTI
Now available from TTI, VOS627A and VOS628A low input current optocouplers with phototransistor output from Vishay come in the compact SSOP-4 mini-flat package, and offer the flexibility to choose
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09/12/2013
Entropic appoints Matthew Rhodes as SVP Global Marketing
Entropic, a leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced the immediate appointment of Matthew Rhodes as senior vice president of Global Marketing. Rhodes is responsible for
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09/10/2013
Microcontrollers enable long-term operation even with compact low-capacity batteries
LAPIS Semiconductor, part of the ROHM group, has recently announced the development of ultra-low power microcontrollers designed for devices such as watches or security tokens that require long-term
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09/09/2013
Worldwide, research and innovation programs focus on turning scientific breakthroughs into innovative products and services that provide business opportunities and improve people's lives. Horizon
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09/09/2013
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09/05/2013
STMicro's improved tandem diodes deliver an economical alternative to SiC devices
STMicroelectronics has unveiled its second generation of tandem diodes, which enable designers to cost-effectively enhance the energy efficiency of equipment such as power supplies, solar inverters,
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09/05/2013
Recognized throughout the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities as a premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design engineers working on the cutting
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09/05/2013
LS Research (LSR), a leading developer of RF modules and wireless products, announces the addition of the TiWi-uB1, Bluetooth® Smart Module, to the growing TiWi family of products. Designed for use
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09/04/2013
Analog Devices, Xilinx, MathWorks, and Avnet team up for an online virtual design conference
Analog Devices has teamed with Xilinx, MathWorks, and Avnet Electronics Marketing to bring together leading industry experts for this one-day virtual event to share signal chain and system level know-how
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09/04/2013
First low-power Deeply Depleted Channel Transistor-based chip enters volume production
SuVolta and Fujitsu Semiconductor announced volume production of the first Deeply Depleted Channel™ (DDC) transistor-based chip, MB86S22AA Milbeaut® image processor integrated circuit (IC). Manufactured
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09/04/2013
STMicroelectronics claims industry's most energy-efficient single-chip bluetooth 4.0 network processor
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has unveiled the industry's most energy-efficient Bluetooth® 4.0 Low-Energy Single-Mode
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09/03/2013
AVX significantly expands its portfolio of tantalum polymer capacitors
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced significant expansions to its portfolio of tantalum polymer capacitors, which is currently comprised of
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09/03/2013
Nesta is announcing the expert panel of judges that will assess the best innovations for intelligently managing in home and small business electricity use in the UK, and the process applicants will
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09/03/2013
ams, a leading provider of high-performance analog ICs and sensor solutions, announced that it has invested over €25m to create dedicated 3D IC production capacity at its wafer fabrication plant near
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09/03/2013
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09/02/2013

 



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