Consumer

May 2022
Meeting Power Management Enhanced Efficiency, Reliability and Safety Requirements

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Figure 1. General Block Diagram of a Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS)

­Power conversion, isolation and accurate current measurement along with overvoltage/overcurrent circuit protection are necessary elements in a power supply design. Not only are these component solutions needed to help enhance reliability, but they are also required for regulatory compliance to help increase safe
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Date:
05/31/2022
PSDcast – GaN System Powers the Samsung Galaxy S22+

The CEO of GaN Systems, Jim Witham

­One of the leaders in gallium nitride power semiconductors just announced an exciting deal with consumer giant Samsung – the company in question, GaN Systems, will see its high-efficiency semiconductor products power the flagship Samsung Galaxy S22+ and Ultra smartphones. On the line, we’ve got one of ou
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Date:
05/24/2022
High Output Copper Clip DFN for Discrete MOSFETs in Ultra High Density Leadframes

Dr. John Nelson, President and CEO, UTAC

­UTAC Holdings Ltd. (UTAC) is announcing a punch copper (Cu) clip packaging solution for power MOSFET market.  MOSFETs are key switching devices, used in every power application. To meet demanding thermal, efficiency and size challenges in end applications, performance of these devices needs to contin
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Date:
05/19/2022
Extending Laptop Battery Life in Real-World Usage Scenarios

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Laptop battery life in the real World

­Introduction Laptop battery life estimates advertised by OEMs are rarely accurate, but they are a major selling feature for a product. Laptops that can last an entire day of use (10+ hours) on a single charge often command two to three times the price of a laptop that has a run time of a few hours. A lot
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Date:
05/18/2022
Navitas GaN ICs Fast-Charge Lenovo's 2022 Legion Gen 7 Powerhouse Gaming Laptops
Navitas Semiconductor officially announced that its next- generation GaNFast power ICs with GaNSense technology have been used in Lenovo's newly-released Legion C135 GaN charger, and featured on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square, New York. Lenovo’s Legion 5 and 5 Pro Gen 7 laptops are significan
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Date:
05/12/2022
MDmesh MOSFETs Raise Power Density and Efficiency
­STMicroelectronics’ STPOWER MDmesh M9 and DM9 N-channel super-junction multi-drain silicon power MOSFETs are ideal for switched-mode power supplies (SMPS) in applications from data-center servers and 5G infrastructure to flat-panel televisions. The first devices to be launched
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Date:
05/09/2022
Battery Protectors Provide Fast Response to Prevent Overcurrents and Overcharging Damage
Littelfuse, Inc. announced the new ITV4030, a series of 22 amp, three-terminal, surface-mountable Li-ion battery protectors.  These 4.0 x 3.0 mm devices protect battery packs against overcurrent and overcharging (overvoltage) conditions. The innovative design uses embedded fuse and
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Date:
05/06/2022