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Consumer Electronics

May 2014
In this video a Panasonic representative demonstrates a QI magnetic-induction wireless power solution that delivers 5V at 1A for Power Systems Design at PCIM 2014. he also demonstrates
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05/30/2014
NXP's Quick-Jack transforms an audio jack into a multi-purpose, self-powered data port

Smartphone Quick-Jack Solution eval board

NXP Semiconductors announced the novel & versatile Smartphone Quick-Jack Solution that simplifies connecting a variety of external devices to smartphones for self-powered data communications. Adapting the standard 3.5mm audio jack found on smartphones, the Solution creates a universal interface for external
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05/30/2014
Micrel launches their latest highly-integrated intelligent-power solution

Micrel's MIC23099 power management module

Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, introduced the MIC23099 power management solution. The device is targeted at single AA/AAA battery cell applications. Operating from a minimum battery voltage as low as 0.85V, the MIC23099
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05/29/2014

TI's latest fast-charge QI wireless power receivers cut power loss by 50%

TI bq51020 and bq51021 single-chip QI receivers

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s most power-efficient 5-watt wireless power receivers that support the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi 1.1 standard. TI’s new bq51020 and bq51021 allow consumers to charge their Qi-compliant mobile phones, tablets, power banks and other electronics faster, cooler
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05/28/2014
The explosion of smart connected devices and increasing volumes of rich digital content have created a worldwide flood of mobile data, requiring OEMs and carriers to dramatically boost network performance while controlling capital expenditure costs, increasing power efficiency and supporting 4G/LTE standards.
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05/27/2014
,/p> In this video Saj Sahal of Fairchild talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's rebranding at PCIM 2014. They also discuss Fairchild's recent acquisition
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05/26/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design walks into the Transphorm booth at the 2014 PCIM exhibition wearing Google Glass, and gets shown a new prototype power
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05/22/2014
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. launches new dual N-channel enhancement-mode MOSFET for battery applications

Advanced Power Electronics's N-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFET

Advanced Power Electronics, a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced a new dual N-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFET well-suited for battery applications. The AP9922AGEO-HF-3 device supports 1.8V gate drive and features
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05/21/2014
In this episode of PSDtv International Rectifier explains their latest series of intelligent power modules for Power Systems Design at PCIM 2014. The company introduced their latest
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05/21/2014
Infineon introduces next-gen leadless SMT package for CoolMOS

ThinPAK 5x6

Infineon Technologies today introduces their latest leadless surface mounted (SMD) package for CoolMOS MOSFETs named ThinPAK 5x6. Chargers for mobile devices, Ultra High Definition TVs and LED lighting all have to meet numerous conflicting requirements. Consumers long for slim yet high performing products. Therefore,
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05/19/2014
Cree has shattered the on-resistance barrier of traditional 1200V MOSFET technology by introducing the industry’s first commercially available silicon carbide (SiC) 1200V MOSFET with an RDS(ON) of 25mOhm in an industry standard TO-247-3 package. The MOSFET, designated the C2M0025120D, is expected to be widely
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05/16/2014
Infineon Technologies has extended the latest generation of reverse-conducting IGBTs (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors) for resonant applications with a new 650V component including a monolithically-integrated RC diode. This means the high performance RC-H5 family of products can now be used in a significantly
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05/15/2014
Cloud-based home management systems that allow users to remotely control household features like lighting and air conditioning are set for rapid growth in the coming years, with the installed base set to rise by a factor of eight from 2013 to 2018. The global installed base of cloud-based home management
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05/15/2014
Mark Walsh of Vishay on capacitors in power systems

Mark Walsh of Vishay

In this PSDcast Mark Walsh, Product Marketing Manager for ceramic leaded and specialty products at Vishay, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about capacitors and some of the applications they serve, such as safety caps in noise supression in power supplies. Vishay offers both multilayer and single-layer
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05/14/2014
CE Week announced the top five key technology trends expected at the upcoming event, including Wearable Technology, Connected Car, 3D Printing, Next Gen TV and Digital Health and Fitness. Known as the CE industry’s top annual mid-year event, CE Week brings together media, analysts and technology thought leaders
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05/14/2014
NREL hosts race to zero-energy homes

The Urban Harvest team from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, developed a high-performance single-family attached townhome design that would fit well in any urban environment

The campus of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) sprang to life on a late April weekend as 28 teams of university students and building industry experts converged at the lab for the Challenge Home Student Design Competition. During the inaugural competition, funded
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05/14/2014
Charge Wirelessly with Freescale ICs from Mouser

Freescale wireless charging IC

Mouser Electronics is now shipping the Freescale® MWCT1000CFM and MWCT1101CLH wireless charging ICs. These devices are Freescale's cutting edge solutions for single coil wireless charging transmitter applications. The new MWCT1000CFM and MWCT1101CLH wireless charging ICs available from Mouser Electronics
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05/14/2014
Next-gen tech drives organic electronics forward

Exhibit at LOPEC 2014: a cylinder functionalized with sensor structures

Electronically or photonically functionalized surfaces, three-dimensionally on every possible object - that is printed electronics for you. At the International Exhibition and Conference for Printed Electronics, LOPEC 2014, leading manufacturers present their latest developments in equipment technology and innovative
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05/14/2014
Qualcomm Technologies,is hosting the fifth Qualcomm Reference Design and Wireless Innovation Summit at the Shenzhen Intercontinental Hotel in Shenzhen, China, May 14 –15, 2014. The summit will continue to foster collaboration among device manufacturers and software and hardware component providers in the development
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05/13/2014
Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, will demonstrate a broad portfolio of smartly integrated solutions that optimise system performance and show the development and rapid prototyping of solutions and tools at this year’s PCIM 2014 show taking place
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05/12/2014
Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, has launched the newest low-power, low-cost device in the PSoC® 1 family from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. This exclusive kit features Cypress’ new CY8C24x93 low-power PSoC1 and brings the power of PSoC to life in
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05/12/2014
Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets. Samsung, General Electric and Google are examples and Apple even has $133 billion available.
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05/12/2014
Lacey Neddo of Amped Wireless on managing portable devices

Lacey Neddo of Amped Wireless

In this PSDcast Lacey Neddo of Amped Wireless talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of wireless portable devices and some of the challenges being presented to the industry in driving and managing them. Amped Wireless specializes in providing long range wireless consumer and business communication
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05/09/2014
ROHM's wireless power receiver IC to serve smartphones and other portable devices

Qi Standard Expansion and Development Roadmap

ROHM has recently announced the development of a wireless power receiver IC designed to charge smartphones and other portable devices. The BD57011GWL is compliant with WPC’s (Wireless Power Consortium) latest Qi Low Power Ver1.1 standard for wireless power transmission and features low heat generation in a
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05/09/2014
McObject®, developer of the eXtremeDB® In-Memory Database System (IMDS) product family, and Express Logic, provider of the ThreadX real-time operating system (RTOS) and software tools, announced a partnership in which eXtremeDB has been ported to ThreadX. The integration delivers a fast and cost-effective
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05/08/2014
At PCIM 2014, Thomas Neyer, Fellow and Head of Fairchild’s High Voltage Technology/Device Development Centers, will deliver a keynote address, titled Progress in Power Semiconductor Devices and Applications. On Tuesday, May 20, at 0945, in room Brussel 1, Neyer will discuss how advances in power
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05/08/2014
ANSYS introduced 2014 version of RedHawk™, the industry-standard power noise and reliability sign-off platform ready for FinFET-based designs. The new release delivers greater performance, capacity and coverage, as well as sign-off accuracy to address the challenges faced by the increasing complexity of FinFET-based
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05/07/2014
Mouser stocks TE Connectivity power triple lock connector system

TE Connectivity Power Triple Lock connector system

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the TE Connectivity Power Triple Lock (PTL) connector system. PTL meets market demands for improved connection stability and reliability. The TE Connectivity Power Triple Lock (PTL) connector system available from Mouser Electronics uses three locking methods and an enhanced
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05/07/2014
STMicroelectronics' STM32 ultra-Low-Power microcontrollers serve consumer, health, and industrial apps

STM32L0 ultra-low-power series

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has released a range of 32-bit general-purpose microcontrollers that can significantly extend battery life in a wide range of consumer, health, and industrial applications. The STM32L0 ultra-low-power
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05/06/2014
Erlendur Kristjansson of Microchip on motors and motion control

Erlendur Kristjansson of Microchip

In this PSDcast Erlendur Kristjansson, Product Marketing Manager of the MCU16 division at Microchip Technology, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about developments in motion control and the continuing upward migration in motor power & motion management capabilities. Microchip PIC microcontrollers
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05/05/2014
TE Connectivity (TE) has launched an interactive 3D intelligent building experience for engineers and customers hosted on their website. The demand for energy efficiency and the evolution of smarter, more efficient technology has created the need for intelligent buildings in which building systems communicate
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05/05/2014
ROHM Semi claims industry's smallest transistors

VML0604-packaged transistor

ROHM has recently announced the release of the smallest transistors in the industry. The VML0604 package (0.6mmx0.4mm, t=0.36mm) cuts size by 50% compared with conventional models, making it ideal for smartphones and other portable devices requiring greater smaller, thinner form factors. In recent years in the
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05/05/2014
Freescale's Steve Tateosian on embedded systems in the Internet of Things

Steve Tateosian of Freescale

In this PSDcast Steve Tateosian of Freescale talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenges involved in designing intelligent cloud-based embedded systems for the Internet of Things. Freescele's Kinetis portfolio of ARM Cortex MCUs consists of multiple hardware- and software-compatible ARM
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05/02/2014
Jensen Transformers President Bill Whitlock will present a 75-minute tutorial at the Sound Marketing Tech Expo in Chicago, Illinois on May 6, 2014. Whitlock's session will focus on effective audio grounding and signal interface design to keep systems free from hum and buzz. Whitlock explains: "I
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05/01/2014

 



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