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Digital Power

January 2014
Microchip announces Arduino-compatible chipKIT ecosystem expansion

Digilent’s chipKIT WF32 board

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the expansion of its Arduino™ compatible chipKIT™ ecosystem, with two new development tools from Digilent, Inc., and an embedded cloud software framework. Digilent’s chipKIT WF32 board minimizes
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01/22/2014
Allegro releases eval kit for their 3-phase brushless DC motor driver IC

A4915 3-phase MOSFET controller IC kit

Now available from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a new product evaluation kit for helping customers during the design process for the company’s A4915 3-phase MOSFET controller IC. The evaluation kit consists of a printed-circuit board containing everything required to spin and control a brushless
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01/21/2014
Intersil's fully-integrated 6A digital switching regulator drives next-generation power infrastructures

ZL2102 6 Amp digital synchronous step-down DC/DC power regulator

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, expanded its industry-leading family of power management ICs with the new ZL2102, a 6 Amp digital synchronous step-down DC/DC power regulator. The new ZL2102 is a fully-integrated, auto compensated DC/DC regulator able
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01/17/2014

High-current Bellnix power module uses Powervation’s digital controller

BDP12-0.6S60R0 digital power module

Powervation, a leader in Intelligent Digital Power™ IC solutions, announced that its PV3012 digital controller has been adopted by leading power supply manufacturer, Bellnix Co., Ltd. for use in a new low-profile, 60 A DC/DC module. The BDP12-0.6S60R0 digital power module is a PMBus compliant, non-isolated
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01/17/2014
A novel software application created by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) could improve the efficiency of commercial buildings by allowing occupants to interact with buildings more directly. The new Building Agent (BA) application allows facility managers to quickly diagnose
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01/16/2014
The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for buildings – today announced the expansion of the EMerge Alliance Registered™ product program to include the first products supporting the EMerge Alliance Data/Telecom
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01/16/2014
For the next three years, 26 partners from five European countries will conduct research on environmental sensors and sensor networks for energy efficient solutions. Under leadership of Infineon Technologies the research project “Environmental Sensors for Energy Efficiency” (ESEE) will help to further reduce
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01/16/2014
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $4.8 million in awards for projects that explore new technologies to make buildings in New York State more energy efficient while helping to expand the building sector economy. “New York is continuing to invest in new technologies and systems that improve energy
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01/16/2014
Today’s integrated circuits are operating faster than ever, and the increased operating speed can lead to highly dynamic power demand from the power supply, posing a challenge during testing using programmable power supplies. The high-speed current waveforms can lead to voltage drops at the integrated circuit.
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01/13/2014
Did you ever feel like it’s time to take control of your power supplies? If not, you should, since there is a growing trend to configure and monitor power supplies over a digital communications bus. This is frequently referred to as “Digital Power” or “Digital Power System Management” (DPSM). This
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01/10/2014
Growing Opportunity for Manufacturers of Digital Power

Jonathon Eykyn, IHS

The digital power market is forecast to grow substantially in the next five years with unit shipments of digital power supplies and digital power ICs projected to grow by factors of three and five respectively by 2018 according to IHS. The early adoption of digital power has been dominated by telecommunications,
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01/10/2014
In this article we will examine effective ways to use IEC (International Electrical Commission) safety standards to explore the limits of a design by figuring out what standards may apply to a problem amongst the hundreds available. The standards and supporting documents from the IEC are perceived as a burden
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01/10/2014
Kathleen Jachimiak of Freescale on challenges in the microcontoller space

Kathleen Jachimiak of Freescale

In this PSDcast Kathleen Jachimiak of Freescale talks to Alix Paultre about the challenges and opportunitues in the microcontroller space and some of the things Freescale is doing to address them. Microcontrollers continue to grow in power and functionality, to the point where the designer needs to take into
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01/07/2014
As soon as a power supply designer needs to comply with military standards, he might need to take into account the transparency or holdup requirement. Transparency requirement is the minimum amount of time during which input power can go away but the equipment is expected to remain operational. This
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01/07/2014
Brian Keane of SmartPower on the renewable energy marketplace

Brian Keane of SmartPower

In this PSDcast Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about he current state of renewable energy and the opportunitues and challenges in it for the engineering community and the marketplace. SmartPower is a leading non-profit marketing firm dedicated to promoting
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01/03/2014

 



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