Over the past year, global real estate firms have reduced energy consumption in buildings by the equivalent of almost 280,000 barrels of oil and cut carbon emissions by the equivalent of removing 25,000 cars from the road, according to the Greenprint Performance Report: Volume 6, released by the ULI Greenprint
Transparent, prominent, on the pulse of time: For the first time ever, this year's productronica will depict the sectors for PCB manufacturing and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) in the new PCB & EMS cluster in Hall B1. The world's leading trade fair invites visitors and exhibitors to gather information
S6SAE101A solar-powered IoT device kit
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the S6SAE101A solar-powered Internet of Things (IoT) device kit from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The S6SAE101A kit provides an easy-to-use platform for the development of a solar-powered IoT device with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless connectivity.
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, introduced its latest power saving solutions for 2-in-1s, ultrabooks and tablets: the ISL95852 highly integrated power management IC (PMIC) and the ISL95521 battery charger. Both devices meet Intel‘s IMVP8 specifications
Lead-acid batteries are widely used in a broad range of industries and applications. The telecom industry uses a series stack of four lead-acid batteries to provide a 48V stack. Energy storage solutions (ESS) use lead-acid batteries in a variety of series and parallel configurations to store energy generated
Many applications in industrial, instrumentation, optical communication and healthcare industry use multi-channel data acquisition systems that result in increased printed circuit board (PCB) density and thermal power dissipation challenges. The need for increased channel density in these applications
Today’s industrial applications demand power supplies capable of delivering ever-higher levels of power density. That trend is escalating as regulatory agencies around the world impose new regulations to achieve higher efficiency, not only at full load, but also in standby mode and across the entire load spectrum.
When I started working with eGaN FETs almost six years ago, I had no idea what to expect from this technology. We had our first preliminary datasheet and even though I had no idea what to expect, it was obvious that, on paper, these devices were much better than your typical MOSFETs – already beyond the theoretical
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiencies, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. We have talked about winding loss effects in several articles. Magnetics core loss modeling is an area that needs improvement.
Molex expanded its printed electronics portfolio with the recent acquisition of Minnesota-based Soligie. Custom Soligie solutions provide a robust and economical alternative to a rigid printed circuit board (PCB) or copper flex circuits in sensor applications for medical, industrial, consumer, defense, and other
MAX32620/MAX32621 microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MAX32620/MAX32621 microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated. The MAX3262x devices are based on the 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller with a floating point unit (FPU), ideally suited for the emerging category of medical and fitness applications. Both devices include
A smaller bipolar transistor for use in the output Tr stage of high-definition audio systems
Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched a smaller bipolar transistor for use in the output Tr stage of high-definition audio systems. The new 2SA1943N and 2SC5200N provide the same high quality sound output as the now-famous 2SA1943 and 2SC5200 but in a TO-3P(N) package and just three quarters of the width and
ConfigPro online power supply configurator
Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the ConfigPro online power supply configurator to help customers find the optimal solution from the three million plus combinations enabled by its range of configurable power supplies. The ConfigPro tool will make it easier for industrial and medical equipment designers
SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and Inficon, Inc. (INFICON) today announced plans for a joint research and development alliance on advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology. The 2-year R&D agreement will leverage SUNY Poly CNSE’s globally
InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs
Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced the InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs. Featuring an integrated 725 V MOSFET, synchronous rectification and precise secondary-side feedback sensing control, the new IC
Dialog Semiconductor and Atmel Corporation announced that Dialog has agreed to acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately $4.6 billion. The acquisition creates a leader in both Power Management and Embedded Processing solutions. The transaction results in a fast growing
The printed electronics equipment and consumables supplier base consists of over 100 global organizations, according to IDTechex Research in their report "Printing Equipment for Printed Electronics 2015-2025". The majority of these are based in Europe, followed by a roughly even share of US and Asian
Energy is often defined as the amount of power consumed over time, measured in joules (J) or kilowatt-hours (kWh), whereas power is a constant rate of energy usage, measured in watts (W). Thus, while a power rating is typically used to indicate how much electricity a device will consume at a snapshot in
The power module market has seen explosive growth in the past few years. With growth rates of roughly 30% compounded annually, it’s a trend that many people are watching. Power modules are a new breed of products in the market that are LGA or QFN based, closed frame power supplies that include the controller,
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced its newest member of the ChiPhy charger-interface IC family CHY103D, the first IC for off-line AC-DC chargers compatible with the Quick Charge (QC) 3.0 protocol from Qualcomm Technologies.
AZV5001 headset detection IC
The AZV5001 headset detection IC introduced by Diodes Incorporated is targeted at cost- and power-sensitive consumer electronics such as mobile phones, tablet computers and media players. The integration of a comparator, OR gate and N channel MOSFET into a miniature package enables the connection of a headset
ROHM has recently announced the development of a new class of power controller ICs compatible with the latest USB Power Delivery (Rev2.0) and Type-C (Rev1.1) specifications. The BM92TxxMWV series supports not only conventional USB power supply modes up to 7.5W (5V@1.5A), but also newly expanded power levels
SAMW25 SmartConnect module
Mouser Electronics is now shipping the SAMW25 SmartConnect Wi-Fi module from Atmel. The SmartConnect SAMW25 module is presented as the industry’s first fully-integrated FCC-certified Wi-Fi module with a standalone microcontroller and hardware security from a single source. The fully integrated SAMW25 delivers
Doug Bathauer of Integral Technologies
In this PSDcast Doug Bathauer, CEO of Integral Technologies, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about using conductive plastics in advanced electronic devices. One way to get smaller, more efficient products is to eliminate the metals used in shielding and packaging with conductive polymers such as
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the acquisition of Great Wall Semiconductor (GWS), a private technology company developing state-of-the-art power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technology for cloud computing, space
The call for papers for PCIM Asia, an important application-oriented conference for power electronics in China, is online. Take your chance and present your solutions and know-how at this international event. At this conference you will meet a high-quality international audience interested in your developments
Toshiba Electronics Europe has added four new products to its TL1L4 series of white LEDs. These new additions provide a high luminous flux and are suited to applications ranging from street and stadium lighting to LED light bulbs and down lighting for use in the home.
Like the existing
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced its Cannes Wi-Fi (STiH390) System-on-Chip, targeting HD HEVC Wi-Fi IP client and interactive set-top-box markets. Customers expect to get flawless experiences at home when watching their
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, announced the launch of DesignSpark Electrical, which brings the benefits of design software to all those not already using electrical CAD tools. The new software targets electrical design engineers and other electrical
Qnovo, a leading innovator of software to enhance battery performance, announced the closing of $8.6M in Series B funding. Intel Capital joins existing investors RockPort Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, and Blue Run Ventures in the new round. The funds are intended to support the 2016 commercial launch of smartphones
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a class of devices referred to as edge nodes; these require a battery life ranging from weeks to months to decades. An edge node typically contains a microcontroller to perform processing (e.g. encryption, compression, error correction, protocol stack), in addition to
Modern power converters are moving towards high efficiency, high density, and high switching frequencies. Vendors of power supplies are doing an outstanding job of meeting these goals with a range of new technologies. At the same time, despite the use of advanced control chip technology, many control loops have