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Consumer Electronics

March 2016
Molex has joined the EnOcean Alliance, and will integrate EnOcean energy-harvesting technology into the Molex Transcend Network-Connected Lighting system. The EnOcean Alliance is sponsored by EnOcean, inventor of patented energy harvest wireless technology for use in building automation, smart home applications
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03/31/2016
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low-power RF semiconductor company, announced that People Power, an award-winning software company offering cloud and mobile services, has launched Presence Security, built on GreenPeak technology. Both companies are important drivers in developing future proof, high quality
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03/31/2016
Phihong's 10A touch-dimming control module serves constant-voltage LED lighting

PDA-DIM10A touch dimming control module

Phihong, a leading supplier of OEM power solutions, has introduced a new 10A, touch-operated dimming control module for constant voltage indoor LED lighting applications, such as under cabinet lighting and architectural accent lighting. Designed to integrate into both new and existing LED applications, the new
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03/28/2016

Arctic Sand Technologies claims highest efficiency lowest-profile LED driver ICs

ARC1C0608 LED driver

Arctic Sand Technologies, a performance and space saving leader in power conversion ICs, launched its ARC1C0608 IC – a ‘triple-play’ delivering industry leading power conversion efficiency, in the lowest ‘z’ height profile and smallest footprint in the industry. The ARC1C0608 is an LED driver that
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03/25/2016
GLF Integrated Power, an emerging leader in efficient power switch technology, announces mass market release of the first product in its IQSmart line of high-performance load switches. The GLF71311 load switch offers these best-in-class features: an off-state leakage current (ISD) of 5 nA, typ., at 3.3 VIN;
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03/24/2016
Altera, now a part of Intel, will demonstrate a portfolio of innovative power and industrial solutions at the Applied Power and Electronics Conference (Booth #2253) being held from March 21-24, 2015, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Altera will demonstrate how its field programmable
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03/21/2016
GaN Systems showing Little Box winning design at APEC

GaN Systems' GS66508P transistor

For the past 10 years it has been considered noteworthy when two power devices were combined in one 
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03/21/2016
Navitas Semiconductor announced the first Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICs, using its proprietary AllGaN monolithically-integrated 650V platform. Combining GaN power FETs with GaN logic and drive circuits enables 10x-100x higher switching frequency than existing silicon circuits, making power electronics smaller,
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03/21/2016
TI's innovative wide-VIN DC/DC controller claims industry’s highest 65-V operation

LM5140-Q1 controller

Texas Instruments introduced a 2.2-MHz, dual-channel synchronous buck converter with a unique set of features designed to significantly reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and high-frequency noise in high-voltage DC/DC step-down applications such as automotive infotainment and high-end cluster power-supply
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03/21/2016
Stackpole's CSRF0612 current-sense chip resistor series is rated to 1.5W

CSRF0612 current sense chip resistors

Stackpole announces the release of the CSRF0612 current sense chip resistor series. The 1.5W rated device features resistance values from 5 milliohm up to 40 milliohm, 1% tolerances, and TCR as low as 75 ppm. The 0612 size designation denotes that the termination is on the long sides of the part as opposed to
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03/18/2016
Laird's BT900 Bluetooth Smart Ready modules reduce the burden and design risk of integrating Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy into any OEM device

BT900 Bluetooth Smart Ready module

LSR was recently acquired by Laird, giving them the ability to provide customers with an expanded breadth of certified RF Modules. The first modules introduced are Laird's BT900 Bluetooth Smart Ready modules. These modules reduce the burden and design risk of integrating Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy into
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03/17/2016
Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) today announced the acquisition of SNAP Sensor SA, a privately held company based in Switzerland that specializes in highly innovative vision sensing technologies. The acquisition will advance Analog Devices’ leadership position in sensing and signal processing and build
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03/17/2016
Lattice and MediaTek claim the most power-efficient 4K video over USB Type-C

SiI7033 port controller

Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, and MediaTek announced the joint release of power-efficient reference designs that drive 4K UHD over a USB Type-C connector. Lattice’s USB Type-C port controllers and MHL transceivers can easily be paired with MediaTek’s
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03/14/2016
STMicro's new IPMs help low-power electric motors dissipate less power

Small Low-Loss Intelligent Molded Module

STMicroelectronics has expanded its Intelligent Power Module portfolio with the introduction of the SLLIMM (Small Low-Loss Intelligent Molded Module) -nano 2nd series, adding higher power levels and new package options that are especially suited to increasing the efficiency and reducing cost. The new SLLIMM-nano
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03/14/2016
element14 and NXP announced the launch of NXP’s new Freedom Development Platform K66F for Kinetis K66, K65 and K26 MCUs, which offers optimized performance, scalable integration and low power capabilities. The NXP Freedom Development Platform K66F is ideal for developing low cost, low power applications to
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03/14/2016
Today’s zeitgeist – or spirit of the age – within factory automation and process control professionals is to move towards “smart factories,” often referred to as the upcoming fourth industrial revolution. If we look at previous industrial revolutions in order to help prepare for the next one, a pattern
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03/14/2016
The proliferation of wireless sensors supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) has increased the demand for small, compact and efficient power converters tailored to un-tethered lower power devices. One of the more recent emerging market segments covered under the IoT that is particularly interesting from an
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03/14/2016
Requirements to optimize efficiency and to address the complex power requirements of CPUs, ASICs and other sophisticated ICs are making active power management a critical design requirement in applications such as datacenter servers, embedded telecoms systems and networking equipment. At the same time, engineers
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03/13/2016
Although efficiency has been replaced by effectiveness as favorite criterion in the business world, it still dominates the world of engineers and technicians. The hunt for improved utilization of electricity permeates every level in the electronics industry, from individual semiconductor components over circuits
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03/13/2016
Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smaller and smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens,
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03/13/2016
IoT wearables and power electronics

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

If you attended CES 2016, you were told that everything there was the most important thing available in the universe.  Every product introduced collects data about your car, your house, your appliances, your life, your pets, and all the things and people around you and, most importantly, you. A subset of
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03/13/2016
It is a fascinating time to be in the electronic engineering industry, especially in the power sector, as society moves forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This promises to be the last, barring the takeover of industry by intelligent robots, as all of the parts are in place and the core technologies
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03/13/2016
TDK's new compact SMT current-sense transformers suit power apps

EPCOS SMT current sense transformer

TDK Corporation presents two new series of EPCOS SMT current sense transformers for power electronics. The various types in the B78417A* series are based on EP7 ferrite cores, have compact dimensions of just 10.6 mm x 12.2 mm x 11.0 mm and are designed to measure pulse currents of up to 20 A. The maximum DC
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03/12/2016
ROHM’s compact, high-efficiency, high-power, synchronous-boost DC/DC converter IC can improve performance and extend battery life in portables

BD1865GWL synchronous-boost DC/DC converter IC

ROHM has recently announced the availability of a compact, high-efficiency, high-power synchronous-boost DC/DC converter IC optimized for single-cell battery applications. Many of today’s portable devices (i.e. smartphones and tablets) are driven by single-cell li-ion batteries that deliver an output
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03/10/2016
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos presents updated power module catalog

Wuerth Electronic 2016 Power Module Catalog

The new, expanded and improved 2016 Power Module Catalog from Wuerth Electronik is now available. Selecting the right step-down converters and LED drivers you need has become even more convenient. A selection tool depicts a clear overview of the various product groups, including pictograms to show all of their
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03/09/2016
Allegro unveils LED driver with integrated hall-effect switch

The A1569 LED driver IC integrates a Hall-effect switch

Allegro MicroSystems presented the first LED driver IC that integrates a Hall-effect switch. The A1569 enables compact, elegant, reliable, and fault-tolerant LED lighting with minimal electrical engineering and low component-count and cost. A single silicon chip integrates: a Hall plate, a small-signal amplifier,
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03/09/2016
Toshiba announces three-phase brushless motor driver with sine-wave drive

TC78B016FTG three-phase brushless motor driver IC

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a three-phase brushless motor driver IC that achieves high efficiency and minimal noise at a wide range of rotational speeds without any need for complicated phase adjustment. The TC78B016FTG is optimised for use in the small fan motors found in home appliances and industrial
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03/09/2016
Henkel to show comprehensive material solutions at Light & Building 2016

Thermal Clad from Henkel keeps LEDs intense, bright and reliable

From March 13 through 18 in Frankfurt,Hall 4, Booth G61 at the upcoming Light & Building event, Henkel Adhesive Technologies will showcase its total solutions approach to modern lighting applications. With an innovative materials portfolio that addresses the full spectrum of lighting manufacturing requirements
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03/07/2016
NXP Semiconductors introduced the AXP family of logic translators, designed for low-power, low-voltage, and high-performance applications. The family of AXP translators is the lowest power and voltage translator solution in the market while also offering the widest range of voltage translation from 0.7 volts
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03/07/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Magnetics Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2016 titled, “High-Frequency Magnetics: Black Magic, Art or Science?” Its goal is to address many of the challenges facing magnetics design in high-frequency switch mode power supply topologies.
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03/04/2016
Wuerth Electronic eiSos presents connectors for LED boards

WR-LECO is available with two, three, four or five poles

The use of LED strip PCB’s is popular in the efficient production of electrical lighting solutions. Wuerth Elektronik eiSos is now introducing a completely new series of connectors for connecting LED strip PCB’s: WR-LECO is available with two, three, four or five poles and is attractive due to its very flat
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03/03/2016
Toshiba launches new generation of transistor arrays

TBD62783A series

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the launch of a new generation of highly efficient transistor arrays, presented as the industry’s first with a DMOS FET type source-output driver. The new TBD62783A series succeeds the TD62783 series of bipolar transistor arrays, cutting power loss by about 40% and
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03/03/2016
IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany on 27-28th April 2016. The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative features early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, and research or government labs who will demonstrate a working prototype
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03/03/2016
Engineers create stretchable liquid metal circuit

EPFL has developed a fully-flexible polymer that’s imbued with liquid metal

With an eye on next-generation wearable technology and even artificial skin, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a fully-flexible polymer that’s imbued with liquid metal — a groundbreaking new material that can be used to create stretchable electronic circuits.
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03/02/2016
EPC will exhibit more than 20 demonstrations showing how GaN technology's superior performance is changing the way we live, and company experts will deliver six technical presentations on GaN FET technology, at APEC 2016, the premier global event in applied power electronics. The EPC team will be
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03/01/2016
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensor and analog solutions, appointed Alexander Everke as CEO of ams. Bringing more than 24 years of semiconductor industry experience to the company, Alexander Everke joined ams’ management board as CEO designate in October 2015. Alexander Everke
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03/01/2016
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