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August 2016
PSDcast - Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard on smart green cities

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard

In this PSDcast Jim Brainard, the six-term mayor of Carmel, Indiana, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the needs of municipalities as we move forward into a smart grid/smart city environment. A city with a population of 86,000,Carmel is a suburb of Indianapolis Carmel is leading in the
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08/30/2016
Power MOSFETs have become the preferred choice as the main switching device within power supplies for a wide range of consumer and industrial electronics equipment. Because it has become more important to improve overall power supply efficiency to meet energy saving requirements from governmental and industry
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08/29/2016
AIM Photonics announced the integrated silicon photonics Process Design Kit (PDK) is now available to all those organizations that have executed membership agreements. The achievement of this important milestone resulted from a project led by SUNY Polytechnic Institute, encompassing a significant effort by Analog
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08/26/2016

PSDcast - Dwight Stewart of Igor Tech on smart lighting

Dwight Stewart of Igor Tech

Dwight Stewart, Founder & CTO of Igor Technology talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the exploding world of smart lighting. Smart lighting is far, far more than intelligent control, it can be the backbone of a building or facility's smart infrastructure for both monitoring and managment. Igor’s
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08/26/2016
ROHM's LAPIS 16bit â€tough’ MCUs optimized for rechargeable NiMH apps

ML620130 family of 16bit low power MCUs

LAPIS Semiconductor, a member of the ROHM group, has announced the development of the ML620130 family of 16bit low power MCUs, optimized for compact industrial equipment requiring battery drive in noisy environments, featuring superior processing capability with low power consumption. In addition to clearing
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08/25/2016
Semtech's Neo-Iso solid-state relays can harvest and store energy

Neo-Iso solid state relay

Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the production release of the TS13102 and TS13103 solid state relays. These enhanced solid state relays expand the company’s Neo-Iso product platform and enable self-powered control systems in Internet of Things (IoT) applications,
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08/24/2016
World’s first NFC payment ring powered by Infineon’s contactless security chip

NFCring

Whether at the beach, on the daily jog, or at the gym: from now on, everyone can carry money discreetly on the body. NFCRing has introduced the first EMVCo-compliant payment ring based on a contactless security chip from Infineon Technologies. The tiny, water-proof smart wearable works like a contactless payment
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08/23/2016
Allegro's latest linear current regulator and controller family serves automotive LED lighting

A6274/6284 current regulator

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has announced two new adjustable linear current regulators for driving automotive LED arrays. Allegro’s AEC-Q100 qualified A6274 and A6284 devices include many new features designed to further enhance the existing family of linear LED drivers. These new low-EMI ICs integrate
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08/23/2016
TUfast Eco Team achieves Guinness World Record for Most Efficient EV

TUfast Eco Team

After one year of preparation we achieved our goal: On Saturday, July 16 2016 our world record team undertook the official world record attempt and set a new high mark for vehicle efficiency. The team started at the break of dawn to prepare everything in time at the test track that our long-standing sponsor
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08/23/2016
PSDcast - Virgil Beaston of Powin Energy on batteries and renewable energy

Virgil Beaston of Powin Energy

In this PSDcast Virgil Beaston of Powin Energy talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about batteries and other renewable energy sources in the industry. Batteries are currently one of the bottlenecks in the wider expression of the Internet of Things, and creating better and smarter batteies are key.
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08/23/2016
TI’s 15W Qi-certified bq501210 wireless power transmitter now at Mouser

Texas Instruments 15W Qi-Certified bq501210 Wireless Power Transmitter

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the bq501210 wireless power transmitter from Texas Instruments. The industry's first Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) v1.2 Qi-certified 15W wireless power transmitter, the bq501210 enables 84 percent system efficiency with significantly less thermal dissipation than traditional
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08/17/2016
TT Electronics' rad-tolerant optocouplers provide reliable isolation in deep space

HCC100x optocoupler series

TT Electronics, a leading provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has announced the market introduction of its HCC100x series of radiation tolerant optocouplers. The devices are ideal for the isolation of electrical circuits within high-radiation deep spaceflight applications,
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08/16/2016
PSDcast - Dan Carnovale of Eaton on their Experience Centers and Young Guns program

Dan Carnovale of Eaton

In this PSDcast Dan Carnovale of Eaton talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Deisgn about their Experience Centers and Young Guns program. It is pretty obvious that the electronics sector will need thousands of skilled workers to replace those who will be retiring the coming years, and is working to help train
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08/16/2016
Linear's ultrathin ÂμModule regulator gets close enough to share the heat sink

Ultrathin µModule Regulator

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4631, a dual 10A or single 20A µModule® (power module) step-down regulator in an ultrathin 1.91mm LGA package with a 16mm x 16mm footprint. The LTM4631 can be placed on a PC board very close to its load such as an FPGA, while sharing one heat sink covering both
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08/15/2016
Aclara Technologies, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure technologies to water, gas and electric utilities globally, has acquired the Smart Grid business of Tollgrade Communications, Inc., a global market share leader in the smart grid sensor market. The transaction includes the award-winning LightHouse
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08/12/2016
TI’s USB Type-C docking system design can cut solution size in half

Multiport USB Type-C and Power Delivery (PD) minidock reference design

Texas Instruments introduced a multiport USB Type-C and Power Delivery (PD) minidock reference design that provides audio, USB data, power and video support. This new TI Designs reference design can be powered by a traditional power adapter, USB Type-C adapter or notebook computer, offering end users flexible,
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08/12/2016
High-voltage dual-output step-down charge pump offers lower powerÂdissipation without inductors

LTC3256 Step-Down Charge Pump with Watchdog Timer and Reference Output

Linear Technology announced the LTC3256, a highly integrated, high voltage low noise dual output power supply, which takes a single positive input and generates 5V and 3.3V step-down supplies with high efficiency and no inductors. The device features a wide 5.5V to 38V input voltage range and includes independently
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08/11/2016
APEC 2017, to be held in Tampa, FL, from March 26-30, 2017, offers attendees a wide range of educational opportunities. In addition to peer-reviewed technical paper sessions, the well-respected IEEE conference also features Professional Education Seminars (PES) and Industry Sessions. Interested speakers are
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08/10/2016
Diode's 1A DC-DC buck converters achieve high efficiency under light- and full-load conditions

AP3401 and AP3428 DC-DC step-down converters

The AP3401 and AP3428 DC-DC step-down converters introduced by Diodes Incorporated are capable of driving loads up to 1A with excellent line- and load-regulation provided by a constant-frequency PWM control that requires no external compensation and so minimizes component count and material costs. Developed
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08/09/2016
Allegro unveils buck/boost controllers with integrated buck MOSFETs

A4450 power management IC

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced a new automotive AEC-Q100 qualified power management IC. The A4450 can implement either a buck or buck/boost regulator to efficiently convert automotive battery voltages into a tightly regulated voltage, with seamless transition between the buck and boost modes. This
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08/09/2016
GE Digital announced the availability of Historian 7.0, a best-in-class data historian designed to connect industrial equipment from the control (asset) layer to cloud environments, natively integrated with GE’s Predix platform. Historian collects, stores and normalizes time series sensor data from industrial
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08/05/2016
Madrid to host PwrSoC 2016

PwrSoC 2016 will be held at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

The 5th International power supply on chip workshop, PwrSoC 2016, will be held at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, from October 3rd to 5th in Madrid, Spain. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring the workshop and the Centro
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08/05/2016
Phihong rolls out 10kW portable EV DC charger

Portable EV DC charger

Phihong, a leading supplier of OEM power solutions, announced a new 10kW portable EV DC charger for roadside assistance and remote area charging applications. Mounted on four wheels for easy portability, the new 10kW EV DC chargers deliver 12V and 24V to power electric passenger cars and busses, and also function
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08/04/2016
Silicon Labs claims first high-speed multichannel PLC input isolators

Si838x PLC field input isolators

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) has introduced the industry’s first high-speed, multi-channel digital isolators designed to meet the demands of programmable logic controller (PLC) applications. The new Si838x PLC field input isolator family offers an unmatched combination of high-speed channels (up to 2 Mbps),
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08/04/2016
PSDcast - John Day of Anord on advanced power distribution

John Day of Anord

In this PSDcast John Day of Anord talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about critical power systems, and the need for advanced control and increased efficiency in data centers. The company recently unveiled the Anord Modular Product (AMP) Power Distribution Unit (PDU). This offering is presented as
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08/03/2016
LEM launches first surface mounted SO8 isolated current transducers with integrated current conductor

GHS series integrated circuit transducer

LEM introduced the GHS series: miniature, integrated circuit transducers for AC and DC isolated current measurement up to 100 KHz. These new components offer full isolation despite their small size, integrating the primary conductor for nominal current measurements of 10A, 12A, 16A or 20A with a measurement
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08/02/2016
Diodes' dimmable LED controllers drive up to 150W with high power factor

AL1663 single-stage dimmable LED controller

The AL1663 and AL1663R single-stage dimmable LED controllers introduced by Diodes Incorporated support flyback and buck-boost topologies to provide primary-side regulation that achieves an accurate constant-current output without requiring opto-couplers and secondary control circuitry. Operating at up to 150W
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Date:
08/02/2016

 



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