Consumer

July 2022
2:1 Charge Pump Direct Charger IC Powers Samsung's Galaxy A23 Smartphones

2:1 Charge Pump Direct Charger IC Powers Samsung's Galaxy A23 Smartphones

­Halo Microelectronics announced that its HL7132, a 2:1 Charge Pump Direct Charger IC is used on Samsung’s Galaxy A23 smartphones. The HL7132 is a low-voltage 2:1 fast direct charger IC for 1-cell Li-ion and Li-polymer batteries that enable the charge current to be doubled by doubling the input current f
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07/27/2022
Hybrid Flyback Controller, CoolGaN IPS Enable Higher Efficiency and Power Density

Hybrid Flyback Controller, CoolGaN IPS Enable Higher Efficiency and Power Density

­With the rising number of mobile devices, notebooks and battery-powered equipment, the need for increased charging power and fast charging has emerged. For engineers, this trend poses the challenge of achieving ever-higher power levels in smaller form factors while simultaneously meeting thermal performance re
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07/25/2022
­GaN Driven like Silicon

Application board showcasing the new ICeGaN technology

  The benefits of GaN technology are clear to see. Higher frequency switching means higher efficiency, as well as allowing supporting components to be smaller, giving a more compact design overall. The inherent heat handling properties of GaN devices, coupled with their higher efficiency leads to less heat di
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07/20/2022
ROHM's 4th-Gen Fast Recovery Diodes Deliver Low Loss Performance

ROHM's 4th-Gen Fast Recovery Diodes Deliver Low Loss Performance

­ROHM Semiconductor announced its fourth generation 650V fast recovery diodes (FRDs), the RFL/RFS Series, featuring low forward voltage (VF) and fast reverse recovery time (trr), respectively, as well as ultra-low noise characteristics. The new devices are ideal for industrial and consumer equ
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07/18/2022
Halo Microelectronics Introduces a USB Type-C VBUS Combo Switch with Protection

Halo Microelectronics Introduces a USB Type-C VBUS Combo Switch with Protection

­Halo Microelectronics announced the release of HL5099, a USB Type-C VBUS Combo Switch with Protection. The HL5099 provides a dual-channel VBUS power switch with 3.3V low dropout (LDO) for USB power delivery (PD) applications. The device includes a bi-directional high-voltage switch that can support up to 22V
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07/15/2022
Bourns Adds to POWrFuse High-Power Fuse Product Family w/ Three Industrial Model Series

POWrFuse High-Power Fuse models

­Bourns, Inc., announced it has added three new model series to its POWrFuse™ High-Power Fuse product family. The POWrFuse™ Model PF-G (63 A), PF-J and PF-H (Ind) series are specifically designed to meet the requirements of UL 248-14 while Model PF-G (90 A) is designed to meet bo
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07/06/2022
Samsung Wins the Race to 3nm Production

The images shows the migration from planar technology, through finFET to GAA

  The race between semiconductor manufacturers to get to the next node is always interesting to follow. Samsung beating TSMC to 3nm is pretty big news. This time it is even more relevant as it involves a completely new technology. In previous process nodes, finFET technology was used. This time, the ma
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07/05/2022
­12 Watt DC/DC Converters (SIP-8) for Industrial Applications

Traco Power’s TMR 12WI series

  The product offers a very high power density of 4.73W/cm³ in an ultra-compact SIP-8 metal package occupying only 2.0 cm² (0.3 square inch) of board space.   An excellent efficiency of up to 90% allows for an extended operating temperature range of –40° to +65°C without derating under
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Date:
07/04/2022
Mobile Telephone Mast Goes Off-Grid

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

We are accustomed to having contact with the rest of the world at any time through our mobile phones. We can access our emails, make calls or text from almost anywhere in the world to any other place. The areas that do not have good access to at least 4G mobile coverage are at a definite economic disadvantage, and t
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Date:
07/01/2022
The Dawn of a New Era with High-Power Wireless Charging

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Figure 1: Wireless power transmitter system with WLC1115

Overview of Inductive charging and Qi specification Wireless charging technologies range from inductive, magnetic resonant, and capacitive to RF radiation, laser, acoustic, and other emerging ones. The inductive coupling technology is the front runner [1], and hence its associated standard Qi is the most pre
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Date:
07/01/2022