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Consumer Electronics

October 2013
CadSoft Computer and Epec Engineered Technologies recently finalized a North American distribution agreement. Epec now supports CadSoft's strategy of expanding its presence in this key market, by
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10/25/2013
Wind River, a leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems, introduced the latest version of Wind River Intelligent Device Platform, a complete software development environment used
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10/25/2013
Power management company Eaton has helped advance the reliability and energy efficiency of radio and television broadcast stations throughout Bulgaria. Leading broadcasting service, NURTS Bulgaria
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10/25/2013

Wireless 400mA power receiver simplifies contactless battery charging over a 1.2cm air gap
Linear Technology introduced the LTC4120, a first for the company in the wireless battery charging space. The LTC4120 combines a wireless power receiver with a constant-current/constant-voltage battery
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10/24/2013
The smart home and the internet of things
In this PSDcast John Benz, Director of Power & Accessories Business Segment at Core Brands, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the the growing role of the Smart Home in the deployment
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10/23/2013
TI unveils envelope tracking DC/DC converter for 3G and 4G LTE smartphones
To help get more life out of a battery, Texas Instruments introduced what is believed to be the industry's most efficient envelope tracking power supply solution available to support 3G and 4G LTE
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10/22/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced it has won a prestigious BearingPoint Innovation Management Award for its FD-SOI
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10/21/2013
C&K claims industry's most compact EN-14604-certified switch
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has expanded its line of switch products for smoke detectors in
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10/21/2013
Power Integrations claims first Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Smartphone Charger reference design
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, introduced the first reference design for a Qualcomm® Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power
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10/21/2013
CUI's USB switcher comes in an ultra-compact case
CUI Inc has announced an ultra-compact 5 W wall plug adapter with integrated USB connector, the EPSA050100U-I38-EJ. With a footprint of just 41 x 30 mm (1.61 x 1.18 inches), the adapter is among the
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10/17/2013
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor claims best-In-class DrMOS-IIIS power modules
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, launched the AOZ5019, a third-generation high efficiency power module with
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10/17/2013
Without wires and cables, there would be no electromobility, no high-speed Internet, and no contact-free measuring technology. At this year's productronica, Messe Mu?nchen is making an outstanding
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10/17/2013
PFM DC/DC converter from Advanced Power Electronics saves space, cost
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors and ICs for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced the APE1910-HF-3, a Pulse Frequency Modulation (PFM) DC/DC
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10/16/2013
The European Commission published Communication 2013/C 169/01 (1) in the Official Journal of the European Union. The document references the standard EN 50242:2008 - "Electric dishwashers for household
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10/16/2013
Quickly and reliably charge portable device in a car over USB with a single IC from Maxim
Recognizing and then charging any portable device (PD) directly from a vehicle battery can now be done over USB with a single IC, the MAX16984 automotive DC-DC converter with USB charge emulator from
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10/16/2013
TI claims its 10-A SIMPLE SWITCHER power module is industry's smallest
Texas Instruments introduced three power management modules to its SIMPLE SWITCHER® family, including the 10-A LMZ31710, which provides the industry's highest power efficiency in the smallest package,
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10/15/2013
Nordic claims first concurrent ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy combo chip
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced the release of the nRF51922 System-on-Chip (SoC), presented as the world's first multiprotocol SoC solution offering concurrent ANT+
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10/15/2013
The XC9260/XC9261 Series of synchronous step-down DC/DC converters with 1.5A output from Torex Semiconductor incorporates their HiSAT-COT control method (High Speed Transient Response). Compared to
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10/15/2013
The skills preservation challenge in engineering
In this PSDcast David Zabetakis, President of Doble Engineering, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the dangers the industry faces as more and more engineering skills risk being
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10/15/2013
IAR Systems announced that its technical education program IAR Academy™, previously launched in Germany and Sweden, is now extended to the UK, France, United States, Brazil, and Japan.
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10/15/2013
Two years after formation, G3-PLC Alliance is excited to present the key results of the year. The number of G3-PLC Alliance's members increased strongly, with new representatives from Asia. Fourty-four
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10/14/2013
America's largest electromagnetic event concludes in Chicago
The coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing exhibition (CWIEME), held in Chicago from 8 to 10 October, attracted a large and enthusiastic visitor base from a broad range of well- known
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10/14/2013
STMicro unveils novel HomePlug smart SoC for smart-home and smart-energy apps
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has released its novel ST2100 STreamPlug System-on-Chip (SoC), targeting smart-home and
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10/14/2013
Powering up universal mobile telemedicine

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Figure 1. Global Mobile Sensing Health & Fitness Sensor Shipments.

Universal health care is one of the most important governmental, societal and economic issues in recent time. Attention has been mainly focused on providing health insurance to the uninsured. However,
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10/11/2013
Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that it is working with Celadon, a manufacturer of remote control systems for
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10/11/2013
New analog IC selection web tool delivers immediate results
Imagine an engineer who develops a new application and needs a variety of Power Management, Data Converter and other ICs. The typical way to find specifications matching products is either the re-use
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10/11/2013
300mA LDO regulators from Advanced Power Electronics offer low quiescent current
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors and ICs for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced a new series of low drop-out linear regulators that include
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10/10/2013
Deutsche Telekom, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, and DSP Group(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged
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10/10/2013
ROHM claims first baseband IC compliant with  HD-PLC Inside
ROHM has recently begun development of what is believed to be the industry's first baseband IC compliant with HD PLC Inside, a newly developed embedded broadband high-speed power line communication
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10/10/2013
Altium, a leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer), and embedded software development (TASKING) announced a strategic partnership with Brazil-based reseller SKA Group.
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10/10/2013
Latest space-saving bipolar power transistor from STMicro rivals MOSFET energy efficiency
The STMicroelectronics 3STL2540 combines the cost and silicon-area efficiencies of a bipolar transistor with energy efficiency similar to MOSFETs of comparable rating, giving designers a space-saving
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10/09/2013
IAR Systems introducesd a new version of its world-leading development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench® for the ultra-low power 16-bit MSP430 microcontrollers. In addition to new libraries and integrations,
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10/08/2013
RIGOL introduces the DS1000Z Series digital oscilloscope
RIGOL Technologies EU introduced the DS1000Z series digital oscilloscope with lots of breakthrough built-in technologies in its class, including analog front end and trigger unit. It delivers superior
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10/08/2013
Coilcraft's latest high-current shielded power Inductors offered in low DCR and high Isat versions
Coilcraft's latest SER80xx Series high-current shielded power inductors are offered in two versions — one providing exceptionally low DC resistance and the other offering saturation current ratings
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10/08/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Movea, a leading provider of data-fusion and motion-processing technologies for consumer
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10/08/2013
IR's SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator delivers over 97% efficiency, shrinks PCB size up to 60% vs. discrete solutions
nternational Rectifier introduced the IR3846 35A Point-of-Load (POL) integrated voltage regulator for space constrained enterprise power applications including servers, storage and netcom and telecom
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10/07/2013
Syscom Tech at the Design2Part show
In this PSDcast Steve Mcintyre of Syscom Tech talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of electronic assembly and PC board manufacturing. Syscom is a leading contract manufacturer
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10/04/2013
Synchronous buck from Linear provides cable drop compensation
Linear Technology announced the LT8697, a 2.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator designed to power 5V USB applications. The LT8697 delivers precise 5V regulation at a remote
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10/04/2013
Ametherm's SMT thermistors enable high-accuracy temperature compensation and measurement
Ametherm introduced three new series of surface-mount thermistors for high-accuracy temperature compensation and measurement. To meet the specific requirements of any application, SM04, SM06, and
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10/04/2013
Lattice MachXO3 FPGA family claims most advanced & lowest cost per I/O programmable bridging and I/O expansion solution
Lattice Semiconductor presented its ultra-low density MachXO3™ Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family as the world's smallest, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable platform aimed at expanding system
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10/04/2013
Mouser Electronics announced a new global distribution agreement with Swissbit to distribute their DRAM and Flash memory solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the memory industry,
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10/03/2013
The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system
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10/03/2013
EMA, a full-service provider of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, is announcing release 2.0 of Team Design for OrCAD®. "Many of our customers design their electronics with a team of engineers,
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10/03/2013
Torex Semiconductor releases 85m? power switch
Torex Semiconductor has developed the XC8107/XC8108 series of 85m? low ON resistance power switches with an internal Pch MOSFET. These switches are ideal for USB 2.0 and 3.0 applications, as well
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10/03/2013
KIB circuit board and wire harness technology at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Bill Faubion of KIB talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about flexible circuit and wire harness technology at the Design2Part exhibition in Pennsylvania. In addition to
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10/03/2013
Trient Technologies at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Taylor Miller of Trient talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their products, capabilities, and their impressions of the current state of American contract manufacturing.
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10/02/2013
Coilcraft will participate in the 16th European Microwave Week, held October 6-11 at the Nürnberg Convention Center, Nuremberg, Germany. The Coilcraft exhibit will include its broad range of wirewound
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10/02/2013
Tech-Etch at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Peter Stavrous of Tech-Etch talks to Alix Paultre of Power Sytems Design about the market for flexible printed circuits and EMI and RF shielding, as well as the recent upward trend
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10/01/2013

 



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