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September 2015
Cypress Semi’s solar-powered IoT kit with BLE connectivity now at Mouser

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. The Cypress
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09/29/2015
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
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09/28/2015
TI claims industry’s fastest 600-V gate driver

UCC27714 half-bridge gate driver for discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 600 V

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s fastest half-bridge gate driver for discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 600 V. The UCC27714 high-side, low-side driver with 4-A source and 4-A sink current capability reduces component footprint by 50 percent, enabling higher power density in high-frequency,
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09/28/2015

Eaton's Ed Spears on driving data centers

Eaton's Ed Spears

In this PSDcast, Eaton Product Marketing Manager Ed Spears talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about powering large Data Centers. Juggling the issues of space, power, and thermal management in a scalable and cost-effective way is a daunting but vital task in the industry. Eaton's Power Xpert 9395 high
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09/28/2015
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
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09/26/2015
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
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09/26/2015
The “Energiewende” (energy transition) has resulted in a shift in thinking not only about the generation of electrical energy, but its distribution and consumption as well. Efficient approaches are needed for energy production and transfer on the one hand, and consumption on the other. What plays a role
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09/26/2015
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.
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09/26/2015
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
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09/26/2015
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. Magnetics B-H
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09/26/2015
Maxim Integrated's  small, low-power MAX3262x MCUs now at Mouser

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
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09/24/2015
Peter Rogerson of Power Integrations on driving next-gen white goods

Peter Rogerson of Power Integrations

In this PSDcast, Peter Rogerson of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paulre of Power Systems Design about the demands in powering the latest white goods and advaced household devices. The company recently announced the InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs, InnoSwitch-EP ICs employ Power
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09/23/2015
Artesyn launches ConfigPro power supply configurator

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
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09/23/2015
Diodes' 100V MOSFETs are optimized for PoE apps

DMN10H120SFG MOSFET

The DMN10H120SFG MOSFET introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed as a switch for IEEE 802.3 compliant 48V Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems. This switch enables the delivery of power through the Ethernet cable to end-applications such as wireless access points, VoIP phones, point-of-sale terminals, call
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09/22/2015
Infineon digitizes power for energy-efficient LEDs

ICL8105 is a digitally-configurable flyback controller

Every fifth kilowatt hour of electricity around the world is used for artificial light. LED technology, however, is making significant savings possible. About 13 million tons of CO2 could be saved in Germany alone, equaling the emission of about seven million cars; in German office buildings, the electricity
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09/22/2015
Power Integrations' 725 V InnoSwitch-EP ICs enable designers to comply with ENERGY STAR and ErP TEC

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
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09/21/2015
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
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09/21/2015
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
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09/17/2015
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,
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09/16/2015
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. Used
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09/16/2015
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
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09/16/2015
Atmel's SAMW25 SmartConnect Wi-Fi module now at Mouser

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
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09/16/2015
 Microchip drives 8-bit MCU evolution with innovative development platform

MPLAB Code Configurator

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced an expansion of the development platform for its growing portfolio of innovative 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) with Core-Independent Peripherals (CIPs). Designers can combine these building
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09/11/2015
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
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09/03/2015
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
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09/02/2015

 



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