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March 2014
AVX SMD power inductors feature low-loss pressed-iron powder core

AVX LMIP Series inductors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the LMIP Series SMD power inductors with a homogeneous pressed iron powder core construction. LMIP Series inductors exhibit low loss and reduced inductance drop due to applied current, enabling higher saturation
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03/31/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Silicon Labs talks about their wireless MCUs at embedded world 2014. WIreless MCUs are at the heart of the latest cloud-enabled devices in the Internet of
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03/28/2014
In this episode of PSDtv  Wurth Electronics describes their wireless transmission and energy harvesting at APEC 2014 for Power Systems Design. Their "Energy Harvesting
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03/26/2014

In this episode of PSDtv Analog Devices demonstrated their low-power digital isolators at embedded world 2014 for Power Systems Design, emphasizing how low by running their demonstration
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03/26/2014
Infineon Technologies introduced a new series of LTE Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) and Quad LNA banks specially designed to enhance the data rate in smartphones. LTE (also 4G) is the latest standard for wireless communication and allows for data rates up to 300 Mbit/s – compared to 56 Mbit/s in the latest UMTS
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03/25/2014
Wolfson & Audyssey revolutionize audio recordings on mobile devices

WM1811 Stereo CODEC with 3 digital audio interfaces

Wolfson Microelectronics and Audyssey Laboratories have announced a strategic partnership to greatly improve audio capture on mobile devices. Wolfson is the first partner to bring Audyssey’s AudioFrame™ advanced audio recording technology to market with its low-power Audio Hub product portfolio. With
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03/25/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Christian Gruber of Maxim Integrated describes their latest high-efficiency 60V synchronous step-down
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03/24/2014
Nick Kanopoulos, CEO of eConais on driving embedded wireless

Nick Kanopoulos, CEO of eConais

In this PSDcast Nick Kanopoulos, CEO of eConais, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the bemedded wireless space and the ways that designers can address putting that functionality into their systems. Wireless' role in devices has exploded in the growing demand for cloud-based systems in application
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03/24/2014
A consortium of partners will launch the world's first flexible timer based on printed electronics at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin, April 1-2. The device consists of an electronic logic circuit implemented with thin film metal oxide transistors, powered by a printed battery, and integrated
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03/24/2014
SiTime, an analog semiconductor company that is challenging the timing market, announced that all of SiTime’s MEMS oscillators and clock generators will be covered by a lifetime warranty. SiTime’s unique warranty offers customers greater assurance by guaranteeing that all timing components from SiTime will
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03/21/2014
NXP Semiconductors introduced the GreenChip™ TEA1836 and TEA1892 platform that enables the design of ultra-small 45W adapters and power supplies for notebooks, ultra-light notebooks, set top boxes and other devices. With tight integration and limited number of external components, a smaller, lighter, and highly
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03/21/2014
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced their latest reference design for an 8 W, universal-input auxiliary power supply that achieves "zero" standby power consumption for appliance applications. Based on a member of Power Integrations’
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03/21/2014
In this episode of PSDtv  Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) describes their latest wireless power transmission solution for Power Systems Design at APEC 2014. The GaN-based circuit
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03/20/2014
DSP, a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications and Conexant Systems, an audio and imaging innovation leader, announced a joint reference design for a high-quality, low bit-rate and cost-effective video over DECT/ULE solution. DSP
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03/17/2014
ARM-powered robot breaks world speed record for solving a Rubik’s Cube

The CUBESTORMER 3 robot

The CUBESTORMER 3 robot which uses ARM® processor technology has smashed the Guinness World Record™ title for solving a Rubik’s® Cube, recording a time of 3.253 seconds at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK. It is the fastest-ever time set by a robot for the completion of a Rubik’s cube and the result
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03/17/2014
ams unveils economical system-management reference design for lithium bicycle batteries

Demo Kit for AS8506

ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, introduced an example design for lithium pedelec/e-bike batteries which implements accurate cell monitoring and balancing without the need for a microcontroller in the Battery Management System (BMS). Battery pack and pedelec manufacturers
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03/17/2014
In this video Microchip shows their 8-pin PIC12F1572 on an mTouch-enabled demo board using a Cree LED for Power Systems Design at embedded world 2014.
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03/14/2014
John Carbone of Express Logic on software for embedded systems

John Carbone of Express Logic

In this PSDcast John Carbone of Express Logic talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design at embedded world 2014 about creating software for embedded systems that provides the level of functionality demanded by today's applications. The company recently introduced GUIX™, a graphical user interface (GUI)
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03/14/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Lattice Semiconductor demonstrates their RGB LED illumination solution for Power Systems Design at embedded world 2014. Their iCE40 16-WLCSP Evaluation Kit
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03/11/2014
Digi-Key, an industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced a global distribution agreement with Nordic Semiconductor, a leading provider of ARM-based Bluetooth Low Energy solutions. Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra-low
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03/11/2014
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has become a member of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF I/UCRC) for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research
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03/10/2014
Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents, announced that the company will sponsor EE Times Gadget Smackdown at this year's EE Live! 2014 conference to be held March 31 to April 3 in San Jose, California. "The concept behind Gadget Freak Smackdown
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03/10/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Steve Grady from Cymbet talks about the company's latest devices based on their chipscale battery technology at embedded world 2014 for Power Systems Design.
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03/07/2014
Reza Kazerounian of Atmel at embedded world 2014

Reza Kazerounian of Atmel

In this PSDcast Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design interviews Reza Kazerounian, Senior VP of Microcontrollers at Atmel, about the state of the industry and where he sees the microcontroller marketplace going, during the 2014 embedded world exhibition. In the interview Reza talks about the challenges and opportunities
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03/07/2014
Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained board enables fast prototyping and evaluation

Atmel’s SAMA5D3 Xplained evaluation kit

Newark element14 and Atmel announced the launch of Atmel’s SAMA5D3 Xplained evaluation kit, a low-cost fast prototyping and evaluation platform for microprocessor-based design. The board, which is based on Atmel’s SAMA5D3 ARM® Cortex®-A5 processor-based MPU, comes with a rich set of ready-to-use
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03/07/2014
Toshiba Electronics has launched a low-power Bluetooth® IC that supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communications. The TC35667FTG, will find application in various wearable and healthcare-orientated smart devices, sensors, as well as smartphone accessories, remote controllers and toys. The number
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03/06/2014
Steven McQuade of NXP on microcontrollers in motion control

Steven McQuade of NXP

In this PSDcast Steven McQuade of NXP talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the expanding role of microsontrollers in motion and motor control applications.  NXP's recently-released LPC1500 microcontroller series is optimized for fast, easy, and high-accuracy sensored and sensorless motor
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03/06/2014
At the recent 2014 Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, Maxim Integrated Products demonstrated the novel advantages of highly-integrated analog solutions. Maxim's interactive demo kiosks exhibited embedded solutions for energy management, power management, and the signal-chain with
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03/06/2014
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, released a family of solutions targeting the Internet of Things. The SmartConnect family combines Atmel’s ultra-low power MCUs with its wireless solutions and complementary software into a single package, allowing designers to easily
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03/06/2014
Wind River, a leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, announced that it has reinvented the real-time operating system (RTOS) to address the market opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT). The latest release of VxWorks® will further reinforce the company’s leadership
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03/06/2014
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