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Digital Power

December 2015
Integrated Device Technology and Digi-Key Electronics announced a new contest that seeks the most innovative use of IDT’s wireless power technology. The contest asks electronics experts and tinkerers alike to proffer creative ways to incorporate
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12/23/2015
Nordic's latest 'nRFready Smart Remote 3' reference design makes developing advanced Bluetooth smart remotes easier

nRFready Smart Remote 3 reference design

Nordic Semiconductor today announces it has launched its latest 'nRFready Smart Remote 3' reference design that is said to make the development of advanced Bluetooth® Smart remotes as easy as clicking on a list of check box options, and so minimizing time-to-market and unnecessary design risk. Targeting
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12/23/2015
STMicros’ latest digital power amplifiers for car audio simplify system design

FDA801/FDA801B 4-channel class-D[1] amplifier

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is extending its lead in digital automotive-audio technologies by launching a second generation of power amplifiers that simplify design for car-radio system suppliers and deliver better listening experiences
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12/21/2015

Ineltro Halmer Electronics, the largest privately owned electronic components distributor in Austria, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips. Under this agreement, Ineltro Halmer Electronics
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12/21/2015
Linear's latest 6A synchronous step-down converter enables Â25% margining with 0.1% resolution

LTC3815 6A monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC3815, a high efficiency 6A monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with an I²C-based PMBus interface for digital power system management (PSM). The LTC3815’s simplified and intuitive PMBus “Lite” command set makes it simple to use. The digital interface provides
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12/18/2015
The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, today announced with the EnOcean Alliance, a leading consortium for battery-less, wireless smart buildings and smart
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12/17/2015
Tollgrade Communications, a leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, has released its fourth Predictive Grid Quarterly Report (PGQR) on its grid modernization project with DTE Energy.  The report explains
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12/17/2015
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, introduced the AS3824, a 16-channel LED TV backlight controller which performs local dimming of sections of a display screen to provide both improved picture quality and valuable power savings of up to 20-30%. The new backlight controller
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12/17/2015
 Diodes' dimmable LED driver delivers wide triac compatibility

AL1696 LED driver

The AL1696 LED driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed to fit a wide range of triac-dimmable lighting applications, especially retrofit lamps. An integrated MOSFET, which also eliminates the need for an auxiliary winding, reduces BOM cost and component count while the option of three MOSFET voltage/current
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12/17/2015
Intersil's high-efficiency, highly-integrated 8A and 3A synchronous buck regulators target point-of-load apps

Intersil's DC/DC converters step-down 5V rails to point-of-load

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced five new highly integrated synchronous buck regulators that step-down 5V rails to point-of-load (POL) inputs as low as 0.6V for FPGAs, DSPs and microprocessors. The feature-rich ISL8018 delivers up to 8A of
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12/16/2015
AVX partners with Mouser to empower autonomous vehicle innovation

Empowering Innovation Together program

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has teamed up with Mouser Electronics, celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, and several other visionaries within the global electronics industry to launch a Driverless Cars Series for Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together
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12/15/2015
Phihong releases its smallest PoE midspans

15W single port PoE midspan

Phihong USA, a leader in the development of Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology solutions, has released a new series of volumetrically compact 15W single port PoE midspans designed to power IEEE802.3af compliant applications, including: IP telephones, wireless network access points, and security cameras. Currently
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12/14/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open technical membership organization based on IBM’s POWER microprocessor architecture founded in 2013 to enable data centers
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12/14/2015
AEG Power Solutions simplifies power protection for small and medium enterprises

Power Rack Solution UPS system

 AEG Power Solutions, a provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, introduced the PRS (Power Rack Solution) UPS system, specifically developed to meet the needs of small and medium size companies to protect their IT assets from mains
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12/14/2015
The first two parts of this article showed how the core losses for real waveforms could be modeled better. In the first part, a continuous expression was used to model a wide range of excitations. In the second part, the effect of duty cycle on the loss of the core material was included in a single equation.
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12/13/2015
Connected home of the future approaches - slowly The Internet of Things (IoT) push will continue for manufacturers – in 2016, this will still be a technology push rather than a consumer pull. However we’re witnessing an increasing interest in home automation; our electronics design
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12/11/2015
Linear's 8-switch matrix LED dimmer simplifies complex LED matrix designs

LT3965 LED bypass switching device

Linear Technology announced the LT3965, a LED bypass switching device that enables independent dimming and diagnostics of eight individual LEDs or LED segments. The LT3965 works in conjunction with a LED driver circuit configured as a current source. It features eight individually controlled floating 17V/330mΩ
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12/10/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments describes one of their latest motion-control development tools for Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015. Their C2000 LaunchPad
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12/09/2015
Diodes' adjustable current regulators simplify driving LED strips

BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators

The BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators (CCR) introduced by Diodes Incorporated provide a simple means of driving low-power linear LED strips. Target applications are those that benefit from the improved efficiency, flexibility and longer life offered by LEDs as an emerging lighting source. These
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12/08/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments explains their latest industrial drive control solution for Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015. Presented as the industry's
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12/08/2015
Monitoring fluid levels efficiently and accurately has been a challenge to automotive engineers for a long time. While knowledge of the fuel level is important to the driver, there are other fluids the vehicle itself needs to monitor, such as motor oil, brake fluid, and battery fluids. Many cars have also started
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12/07/2015
Some of the key applications which drove the explosive growth of LEDs used to backlight thin film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) included high definition (HD) TVs, portable tablet PCs, automotive infotainment displays and the myriad of handheld communication devices. However, in order to maintain
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12/07/2015
Electrolytic capacitors are an essential ingredient in AC/DC power supplies, providing high Capacitance x Voltage (CV) and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) in low-volume packages that simply cannot be achieved cost-effectively using alternative parts. With power density demands increasing and as the only
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12/07/2015
In this PSDcast,  Jason Lee, global product manager, Eaton’s electronic division, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about energy storage and UPS systems, and how it is critical that the size of the system is matched to the application. Recently supercapacitors have come into stronger focus
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12/07/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments explains their Industry 4.0 Gateway Demo at SPS-IPC 2015 for Power Systems Design. TI's Programmable-Realtime Unit Industrial Communications
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12/07/2015
For AC/DC power supplies, there is by nature phase differences and distortion between input currents and voltages due to the existence of holding capacitors and various load features. Here, only the instantaneous product of current and voltage produces power that can actually be used by the appliance, and the
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12/05/2015
In Part 1 of this discussion, we explored the functionality of a series-connected avalanche transistor pulser, specifically for the purpose of evaluating dV/dt ruggedness of SiC Schottky diodes. In this issue, the diodes are tested with the new pulser design. SiC Schottky diode dV/dt ruggedness
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12/04/2015
In diesem Video erklärt TI ihrer Industrie 4.0 Gateway-Lösung und die Kompatibilität des Systems mit den neuesten PROFINET und EtherCAT -Protokoll zum Power Systems Design
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12/04/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon demonstrates their latest industrial automation security solution for Power Systems Design, with a demo running a system using two PLCs and
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12/04/2015
Automotive systems in flux

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

The yearly figures for electronics in the automotive and transportation market continue to grow, as vehicle tech push the envelope on quality and reliability almost as stringent as mil/aero applications. Interestingly enough the automotive market is also the largest application user/consumer of motors.  This
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12/03/2015
IAR Systems announces that the latest version of the complete embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM supports the Apollo family of ARM Cortex-M4F microcontrollers from the semiconductor company Ambiq Micro. Since the start in 1983, IAR Systems has been building and expanding
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12/03/2015
In this episode of PSDtv  Renesas shows their latest motion control solution to Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015 using their RZ/A1 Group of embedded microprocessor
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12/03/2015
In diesem Video Texas Instruments zeigt ihre aktuellen Angebote in Power Managment auf der SPS - IPC Drives 2015 für Power Systems Design. Die Demonstrationen gehören
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12/03/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments goes over their latest offerings in power managment at SPS-IPC Drives 2015 for Power Systems Design. The demonstrations include a
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12/02/2015
UltraSoC launches Bare Metal Security

Bare Metal Security functionality uses the UltraSoC monitors to watch for unexpected behaviors such as suspicious memory accesses or processor activity

UltraSoC today announces Bare Metal Security capabilities, extending its industry-leading on-chip monitoring and analytics to deliver security functionality required in a broad range of embedded products, from Internet of Things (IoT) appliances to enterprise systems. Bare Metal Security features are implemented
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12/01/2015
In this episode of PSDtv STMicroelectronics explains their latest generation of IGBT modules and Intelligent Power Modules (IPM) for Power Systems DFesign at SPS IPC Drives
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12/01/2015

 



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