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Energy Efficiency

July 2013
PRQA | Programming Research, a leader in static analysis, announced that its Quality Management System has been approved by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance and has achieved certifications in ISO
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07/31/2013
Six-channel μModule isolator simplifies protection and  expansion of SPI/Digital or I²C systems
Linear Technology introduced the LTM2892, a 6-channel SPI/digital or I²C μModule® (micromodule) isolator for 3.3V to 5V systems. Ground potentials can vary widely in systems, potentially exceeding
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07/31/2013
DesignCon 2014, a premier educational conference and technology exhibition for semiconductor and electronic design engineers, announced a Call for Technical Papers and Tutorials with a deadline of
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07/31/2013

OMC's active-alignment-based fibre optic links solve consistency problems for high-voltage apps
OMC, a pioneer in optoelectronics, now offers a fiber optic link service specifically tailored to meet the demanding requirements of the high voltage market. HV applications such as power distribution
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07/31/2013
High current power inductors from Cooper Bussmann are now available from TTI
A new range of high current power inductors from Cooper Bussmann featuring low DCR specifications and a high maximum operating temperature can now be ordered from TTI, Inc., the world's leading specialist
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07/31/2013
Freescale Semiconductor is now shipping its one-cylinder (MC33813) and two-cylinder (MC33814) electronic control semiconductors for small internal combustion engines for transportation, industrial
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07/31/2013
TMD Technologies to exhibit ultra high power amplifiers for HIRF testing at IEEE EMC Symposium
TMD has announced it will be exhibiting for the first time at the IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, which will take place in August in Denver, Colorado. The company
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07/31/2013
Talking about intelligent lighting
In this PSDcast, Stephen Smith of Enlighted talks with Power Systems Design about energy savings and intelligent lighting. Excess and improperly used light is wasted money and energy, and there
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07/31/2013
What is smart energy, anyway?
In this PSDcast Larry Blackledge, Active-Semi's CEO, talks with Alix about the issues in and around the concept and application of "smart power" in today's networked systems and devices.
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07/30/2013
Linear offers PMIC power management solutions for portable processors
Linear Technology recently released the LTC3676 and LTC3676-1, complete PMIC power management solutions for portable processors including Freescale's i.MX6 series, PXA, OMAP, ARM Cortex and other
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07/30/2013
Vishay RLR and RNR military-qualified metal film resistors now available from TTI
Two series of Vishay metal film resistors qualified to military standards are now available from TTI Inc., a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.
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07/30/2013
Low-loss chokes suit inverters in rail vehicles
Sintermetalle Prometheus (SMP) has developed a range of chokes for use in railway technology. The inductive components are installed in the inverters for three-phase asynchronous motors and on-board
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07/30/2013
ADI a sponsor of this year's Arrow Vision Series of power design events
ADI announced it will be a sponsor of this year's Arrow Vision Series Power Management 2013 North American tour. This exciting roadshow will wind its way to key cities across North America including
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07/30/2013
Power issues in networked systems
In this PSDcast, we talk to ASOCS' Gilad Garon about power issues and considerations in networked systems. ASOCS develops and markets multi-core embedded processors that enable full software programmability
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07/29/2013
VPG flip-chip 0805 resistor based on Z1 foil technology provides high stability
Vishay Precision Group announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released a new ultra-high-precision Z1-Foil flip-chip resistor, the FRFC 0805, with exceptional load-life stability
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07/29/2013
autoXLR8R, an automotive technology focused accelerator, will hold a Demo Day in Spring Hill, August 7 from 10 - 12 pm at the Northfield Workforce Development and Conference Center (former GM-Saturn
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07/29/2013
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has signed a Pan-European franchise deal covering the DC/DC power module products available
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07/29/2013
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07/28/2013
Ametherm introduced a series of inrush current limiting NTC thermistors designed to withstand high steady-state currents from 6 A to 50 A and 250 J to 800 J of input energy in a wide range of applications.
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07/26/2013
White body LED protectors from Littelfuse enhance overall light engine efficiency
Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced an addition to the company's PLED Open LED protection devices line. The PLEDxSW Series LED Protector, unlike earlier PLED devices from Littelfuse
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07/26/2013
ROHM double-layer capacitors feature industry-leading voltage and resistance
ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of thin, high-output Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLCs) featuring the industry's highest voltage (3.0V). In addition, by reducing various
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07/26/2013
Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multi-layer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), announced its low loss, low skew, high-speed
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07/26/2013
GaN Systems appoints Larry Spaziani as VP of product management
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has appointed Larry Spaziani as Vice President, Product Management. GaN Systems develops and manufactures gallium
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07/26/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced the publication of the Company's 2012 Sustainability Report. ST's sixteenth
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07/26/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has been awarded a development contract from the U.S. government
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07/26/2013
Pulse Electronics' low-loss SMT flat-coil planar transformers handle 500W
Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, launches a series of low-loss, flat coil surface mount planar transformers to deliver high efficiency power to applications with tight
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07/25/2013
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Eastman Business Park in Rochester will host a new $23 million Battery and Energy Storage Technology Testing and Commercialization Center. DNV KEMA Energy
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07/25/2013
Stadium Power launches online ecommerce service
Stadium Power, a leading UK-based provider of power supply solutions, now offers its customers the opportunity to buy a wide range of standard products direct from the new ecommerce section of its
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07/25/2013
AVX introduces reliability assessment & testing process for tantalum capacitors
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed an innovative and extremely effective new process for the manufacture and test of high-reliability
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07/25/2013
IAR Systems experiment kits enable creative, easy, and low-cost evaluation
IAR Systems® launched its Experiment! starter kits, aimed at creative evaluation for a low price. Developers can use the Experiment! kits to evaluate the embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded
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07/25/2013
TI's high-power LED driver serves automotive and general-purpose area lighting apps
Texas Instruments introduced what is believed to be the industry's smallest off-line, phase-dimmable, constant-current lighting controller, and an easy-to-use lighting driver that simplify the retrofit
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07/25/2013
Battery-free RFID tag provides orientation data
The Kineo1 from Spain-based Farsens is a battery-free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated orientation data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need
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07/25/2013
Smart sensors deliver energy savings
At an estimated cost of $38 billion a year, lighting represents the largest source of electricity consumption in U.S. commercial buildings. For nearly 30 years, commercial buildings have relied on
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07/25/2013
United Microelectronics and SuVolta announced joint technology development of a 28nm process that integrates SuVolta's Deeply Depleted Channel™ (DDC) transistor technology into UMC's 28nm High-K Metal
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07/25/2013
ARCOL RWS precision power wirewound resistor is surface-mountable
UK-based ARCOL Resistors, specialists in resistor technology, now offers the RWS range of compact precision power wirewound SMD resistors, presented as the highest power SMD resistor design currently
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07/24/2013
Digital DC drives from Sprint Electric regenerate braking energy
With its recently extended PLX range, Sprint Electric offers the latest in regenerative three phase digital DC drive technology. The DC drives are able to regenerate energy back to the mains supply
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07/24/2013
Allegro MicroSystems' multiple-output automotive LED driver IC includes I²C interface
The A8517 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a programmable multiple-output LED driver IC incorporating an I2C interface, and is designed for automotive applications such as LCD backlighting, instrument
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07/24/2013
Smart connector designed to meet needs of high-power storage batteries
Anderson Power Products® (APP®), a leader in high power interconnect solutions, announces an addition to their multipole connector selection with the release of the new SB® Smart connector, designed
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07/24/2013
Addressing embedded device issues
In this PSDcast Cliff Lloyd of NXP talks about power issues in portable and embedded devices, and how NXP's latest technology helps address them for the design engineer. He discusses the issues
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07/24/2013
SuVolta transistor technology validated in an ARM processor
SuVolta, a developer of scalable semiconductor technologies for low-power, high-performance IC chips, announced that it has realized significant processor speed gains with associated power reduction
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07/24/2013
A study commissioned by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) on the impact of Enlighted's advanced lighting controls on workplace energy consumption finds that organizations can substantially
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07/24/2013
Stackpole develops high humidity resistors
Stackpole's RNCS Series precision resistors have a nichrome element that is passivated to protect it from corrosion due to humidity and moisture. The result is a precision resistor that performs
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07/23/2013
Precision coils enhance high-voltage electronics
Electronics engineers requiring reliable magnetic components for high voltage designs will find the "Perfect-Layer™" Coil Series from Innovative Power (IPI) is flexible and ideal for a wide range
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07/23/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the availability of its next-generation of 650 volt (V) non-punch
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07/23/2013
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, recently received a Preferred Supplier award from Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management,
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07/23/2013
SuVolta appoints Dr. Louis Parrillo as COO
SuVolta, a developer of scalable semiconductor technologies for low-power, high-performance ICs, announced the appointment of Dr. Louis Parrillo as the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO). As
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07/23/2013
VPG launches high-precision sealed Z-Foil power current sensing resistors
Vishay Precision Group announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released two new ultra-high-precision hermetically sealed Z-Foil power current sensing resistors with low TCR of 0.2
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07/23/2013
Intelligent data management in the smart grid
In this PSDcast, Alix talks to Amit Narayan, the CEO of AutoGrid on his work with other business and government leaders in the Residential Energy Efficiency Working Group. Their goal is to explore
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07/23/2013
Vishay expands Gen III P-channel offering with PowerPAK -40 V and -30 V MOSFETs
Vishay Intertechnology extended its offering of TrenchFET® Gen III p-channel power MOSFETs with -40 V and -30 V devices offered in the PowerPAK® 1212-8 and PowerPAK 1212-8S packages. Featuring industry-low
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07/22/2013
STMicro's digital audio SoC packs 2x20W in a tiny footprint
Measuring just 2.57mm x 3.24mm yet delivering up to 2x20W of audio output power, the STMicroelectronics STA333IS is presented as the most power dense single-chip digital audio system available today
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07/22/2013
IR's radiation-hardened converters simplify power systems for space RF equipment
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced the radiation-hardened ML Series dual output DC-DC power converter platform designed for RF communication equipment such
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07/22/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its new PD-9002GHO/AC Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) dual-port passive
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07/22/2013
ROHM Semiconductor has been honored with the Bosch Global Supplier Award by Robert Bosch GmbH. ROHM received the prize in the "Electronics" category. In total, Bosch awarded 38 suppliers out of nine
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07/22/2013
The OpenADR Alliance announced the release of the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification, a full-feature specification for complex energy management solutions supporting demand response (DR) and distributed
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07/19/2013
Mouser Electronics is now globally distributing Plessey Semiconductors' complete range of innovative products, including Plessey's multi award-winning EPIC™ sensor and MAGIC GaN LEDs. Mouser's
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07/19/2013
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low-power RF-semiconductor company, announced today announced that it has expanded its international operations with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong. GreenPeak's
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07/18/2013
PRQA | Programming Research, a leader in static analysis, announced that QA?C 8.0 and QA?C++ 3.0, with MISRA Compliance Modules have been certified by SGS-TÜV SAAR as "usable in the development of
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07/18/2013
AVX receives 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, was recently honored with the 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)
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07/18/2013
iWatt's iW7019 8-channel LED backlight driver serves next-generation TVs.
iWatt, a leading provider of digital-centric power management integrated circuits (ICs), debuted its latest 8-channel LED backlight driver designed to deliver better screen performance and lower cost
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07/18/2013
IR Introduces smallest claimed PFC boost IC in a 5-pin SOT-23 package
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IRS2505LTRPBF, the industry's smallest power factor correction (PFC) boost IC in a 5-pin SOT23
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07/18/2013
TRINAMIC expands stepper motor driver line with 4A device, promises lowest power dissipation
TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading global developer of motor and motion control technologies, expanded the company's existing product line of micro-stepping motor drives with a new IC that supports
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07/18/2013
Mean Well at MD&M 2013
In this PSDcast Leo Cheong, a Field Applicaiton Engineer at Mean Well USA, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their product line and his views on the medical power market at the
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07/18/2013
Toshiba International recently completed an expansion of its control plant located in Houston, Texas. The expansion provides an additional 107,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space and
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07/18/2013
Power Integrations' wall-charger IC implements Qualcomm's rapid-charging protocol for mobile devices
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, introduced the CHY100, presented as the first AC-DC wall-charger interface IC that enables designers
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07/18/2013
As the FPGA devices get larger and more complex, the need for advanced and easily accessible debug tools becomes paramount. The Microsemi IGLOO®2 and SmartFusion®2 implement advanced architectural
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07/17/2013
PRQA | Programming Research, a leader in static analysis, announced that KPIT Cummins, a leading product engineering and IT consulting partner to manufacturing corporations, has achieved a 50% reduction
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07/17/2013
ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, launched an 8A LED flash driver that provides a photo flash light output at least four times brighter than flash systems commonly
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07/17/2013
AVX Intros mini frameless tantalum poly capacitors for consumer apps
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new series of miniature, Frameless®, tantalum polymer SMD capacitors. Utilizing proprietary FRAMELESS™
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07/17/2013
Allegro MicroSystem's synchronous buck regulator IC drives automotive power applications
The A8650 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a robust synchronous buck regulator IC designed for automotive power-supply applications in areas such as instrument clusters, HVAC, navigation, and audio
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07/17/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, added two new ultra-low dropout (ULDO) linear point-of-load (POL) regulators
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07/17/2013
BVN precision resistor uses 25% less space and is ideal for installation on DCB ceramics
Isabellenhütte has added the BVN four-terminal resistor to its measuring resistor range. It is exceptional due to its small size of between 3.3 and 4 millimetres plus its extremely low temperature
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07/16/2013
PairFET devices target for telecom and advanced computing apps
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, released the AON6970 and AON6978, high power density 30V PairFET™ devices,
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07/16/2013
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente is now distributing Samwha's entire product range in Greater China. Previously, its distribution agreement covered all of Europe. Samwha is one of the leading
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07/16/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, will be exhibiting at TECHNO-FRONTIER 2013. At the ST Booth 1D-201, you can witness various
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07/16/2013
Altium Limited, a leader in smart-system design automation and provider of solutions for 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), has released a range of component
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07/16/2013
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07/16/2013
Wireless speaker and audio power issues
In this PSDcast we talk to Alan Ruberg, Chief Technologist at Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) at theri booth during New York's CE Week about wireless devices and WISA's actions in the industry
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07/15/2013
Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, is offering a free, web-based on-demand seminar titled "Testing Modern Power Semiconductor Devices Requires a Modern
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07/15/2013
Oregon State solar car wins closest finish in Formula Sun Grand Prix history
The Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team placed 1st in the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix last week. OSU took the race by driving 193 laps (661 miles) around the Circuit of the Americas in Austin,
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07/15/2013
ACS Motion Control, a leading provider of advanced multi-axis motion and machine control solutions, offers smart motion systems that decrease cycle times and increase throughput in a smaller, low
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07/15/2013
Cornell Dubilier expands Quencharc arc-suppression series
Cornell Dubilier announced that it has expanded its Quencharc®, Q/QRL Series of arc suppressors to include 3 times as many ratings and values as it had previously offered. Dubbed with the trade
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07/15/2013
DC/DC converter from Diodes Incorporated saves space in LED lighting apps
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a miniature DC-DC converter supporting boost, buck and voltage-inverting circuit topologies for LED lighting and general-purpose power management applications.
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07/15/2013
Lattice Semiconductor announced the introduction of a new AEC-Q100-certified automotive family, the LA-LatticeECP3™, which includes 6 devices. The new family leverages Lattice's expertise in low
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07/13/2013
TDK LGJ series high-reliability power inductors now at Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, Inc. offers TDK LGJ Series High Reliability Power Inductors with an anti-counterfeit verification system. TDK LGJ Series High Reliability Power Inductors feature an inductance
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07/13/2013
Demonstrating the impact of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's innovation-driven strategy that is positioning New York as a global leader in two critical 21st century industries, SUNY's College of Nanoscale
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07/12/2013
IAR Systems launched a updated version of its embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM®. Version 6.60 adds possibilities for running Power Debugging on all ARM cores, as well
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07/12/2013
SiTime's latest MEMS resonators claim to outperform quartz
Until recently, all MEMS oscillators used compensation circuitry to stabilize the output frequency over temperature. SiTime's TempFlat MEMS oscillators eliminate temperature compensation, resulting
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07/12/2013
Situational intelligence in power distribution
In this PSDcast, Steve Ehrlich of Space-Time Insight talks about applying next-generation situational intelligence technologies and techniques to the grid to improve the reliability of the massive
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07/11/2013
Amantys' influence in international markets has grown further with the announcement of a significant partnership with Mannheim-based GvA Leistungselektronik GmbH. The distributor, developer and manufacturer
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07/11/2013
Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, is offering a free, web-based seminar titled "What is a Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instrument and Which One is Right
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07/11/2013
RS Components adds high-efficiency switching regulators from Analog Devices
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is now stocking the ADP2384 4A and ADP2386 6A 20 V synchronous step-down
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07/11/2013
Panasonic SMT current-sensing shunt resistors minimize power consumption and save space
Now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, ERJ series SMD current sensing shunt resistors from Panasonic have low resistance
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07/11/2013
Motor pre-driver from Diodes Incorporated simplifies speed control
The ZXBM1021 single-phase, brushless, DC motor pre-driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated provides a small, feature-rich variable speed control solution for cooling fans, blowers, extractors, motors
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07/11/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has presented the ST75MM as the first smart-meter IC to have built-in support for the
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07/11/2013
With a focus on hybrid components made from a combination of materials and their role in the marketplace, hybridica was first held at the Messe Mu?nchen trade-fair center in 2008. Starting in 2014,
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07/11/2013
The IEEE Applied Power Electronics and Exposition Conference (APEC), a leading worldwide conference and exhibit for practicing power electronics professionals, announced a call for Professional Education
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07/10/2013
Silicon Labs' MEMS-based oscillators presented as most highly integrated available
Silicon Labs' MEMS-based oscillators, presented as the industry's most highly integrated, are designed to replace general-purpose crystal oscillators (XOs) in cost-sensitive, low-power and high-volume
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07/10/2013
Class D amplifier from Apex Microtechnology improves power delivery for brush-type motors
Focusing on improving output efficiencies for Class D "switching" amplifiers used to drive brush-type motors, Apex Microtechnology, Inc, has introduced the SA160DP. Designed as a complete H-bridge
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07/10/2013
In this video, Ray Ridley of Ridley Engineering describes his company's services
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07/10/2013
Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules, services and solutions, today announced call for sponsors for its popular developer's conference,
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07/10/2013
The IEEE Applied Power Electronics and Exposition Conference (APEC), the leading worldwide conference and exhibit for practicing power electronics professionals, announces an extension to the call
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07/09/2013
Smart-grid organization and oversight issues
In this PSDcast we talk to Edward H. Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer and President of Tollgrade Communications, a leader in sensor-supported software-based network assurance solutions. The discussion
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07/09/2013
Glassman FL Series high-voltage DC power suppllies boast high density in a 1U size
The 1.5kW FL Series Floating Output' high voltage programmable DC power supplies from Glassman Europe feature fully-floating outputs which can be biased as either positive or negative output supplies.
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07/09/2013
New power architecture addresses PFC load efficiency issues

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Figure 1: Block Diagram of an Isolated AC/DC Compound Converter

As Power Factor Correction (PFC) migrates to lower power AC/DC converters, maintaining efficiency at low loads becomes an increasing challenge. The approach usually taken involves adding an extra
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07/08/2013
High-power controller drives LEDs, regulates solar cells, charges batteries, and other demanding consumer apps

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Figure 1. A single high power LED (20A) driver with analog and PWM dimming

The best LED drivers accurately regulate LED current for consistent color reproduction and modulate it rapidly for high contrast dimming. They also recognize and survive short and open circuits, monitor
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07/08/2013
Technology trends in mobile charging

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Figure 1: Greenchip solution based on TEA1720B and TEA1705

Mobile battery capacity is increasing to cope with the extra energy demands of power-hungry features, larger displays and more powerful CPUs. With bigger batteries to charge, how can system designers
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07/08/2013
Infineon receives sustainability award from Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a leader in advanced rail transportation technologies, presented Infineon Technologies AG with its 2013 Supplier Sustainability Award. Bombardier introduced this award in
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07/08/2013
With support from various electronic associations like Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), Consortium of Electronic Industries of Karnataka (CLIK), LED products Manufacturers' Association,
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07/08/2013
NXP Semiconductors introduced the AXP logic family, designed for high-performance low-voltage and low-power applications. The AXP family is fully specified at the 0.8-volt supply range, making it
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07/08/2013
European regulation impacts ecodesign requirements for lamps
The new requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1194/2012 apply to directional lamps (80% of light is within a solid angle of 120 degrees), LED lamps and lamp control gear, and also pertain
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07/08/2013
AVX sealed tantalum polymer capacitors address aerospace/hi-rel apps
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced the availability of its new TCH Series hermetically sealed tantalum polymer chip capacitors
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07/07/2013
Texas Instruments introduced a precision analog design library that provides comprehensive board-level precision designs to help engineers quickly evaluate and customize their systems while expanding
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07/07/2013
Managing the internet of things
In this PSDcast we talk to Adrian Caceres, VP of Engineering at Ayla Networks, about the internet of things and the challenges and opportunities it presents to the industry. Ayla Networks is currently
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07/06/2013
Linear's LED Driver includes an Internal PWM generator
The LT3955, a DC/DC converter designed to operate as a constant-current source and constant-voltage regulator with an internal 3.5A switch, is now available from Linear Technology. The device's internal
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07/05/2013
Luso now offers low-power 5W AC/DC converters from CTC
Luso Electronics Distribution announced availability of a series of small 5W AC-DC converters from CTC that offer DC outputs ranging from 3.3V up to 25V and power efficiencies of up 80%. Dual-output
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07/05/2013
Mobile broadband smart-traffic considerations
In this PSDcast, Cohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray talks about the infrastructure required for a smart-traffic system, and the advantages and impacts of the core technology development required. Smart
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07/04/2013
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics for the electricity and energy industry, has been awarded the TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Award for Smart Grid and Smart Instruments
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07/03/2013
Industrial automation equipment poised to grow stronger in second half
The market for industrial automation equipment (IAE) is set to grow 6.2 percent this year to approximately $170 billion, helped in part by the recovery of global manufacturing in the first quarter,
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07/03/2013
Yazaki North America names Osram Opto Semiconductors green supplier of the year
Leading automotive supplier Yazaki North America named Osram Opto Semiconductors as a Green Supplier of the Year at its annual awards ceremony. Yazaki also recognized Osram Opto Semiconductors as
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07/03/2013
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07/03/2013
Governor Pat Quinn has launched the Illinois Corporate/Start-Up Challenge, a program designed to connect the state's emerging, innovative start-up businesses and major corporations, strengthening
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07/03/2013
Addressing smart-grid stability issues
In this PSDcast Alix talks to David Chiesa, Manager of Business Development at S&C Electric Company, about the issues confronting the industry in the area of smart-grid stability and the systems
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07/02/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Future Electronics, a leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing
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07/02/2013
STMicro and Great Wall Motor partnership to drive next-generation automotive development
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader across a spectrum of applications including automotive electronics, and Great Wall Motor Company Limited (GWM), China's leading SUV and pickup manufacturer
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07/02/2013
Imec solves metallization issues in advanced interconnects for the sub-1X technology node
Imec has developed a Manganese (Mn)-based self-formed barrier (SFB) process that significantly improves Resistance Capacitance (RC) performance, via resistance and reliability in advanced interconnects.
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07/02/2013
eGaN FET Demonstration Board eases development efforts
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces the EPC9107, a fully functional buck power conversion demonstration circuit. This board is a 9 V-28 V input to 3.3 V, 15 A maximum output current,
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07/02/2013
BYD's latest IPM (Intelligent Power Modules) offer high performance in a compact housing, combining optimized circuit protection and driver serving low-loss IGBTs. They target low-power inverter-driven
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07/02/2013
Constant-current controller serves offline LED driver applications
The XC9401 is a highly efficient step-down constant-current controller for offline LED driver applications that can operate from 85VAC to 270VAC. The XC9401 uses a constant off-time control method
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07/02/2013
Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced it has completed the acquisition of Energy Micro AS. This strategic acquisition accelerates Silicon Labs'
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07/02/2013
Premier Magnetics offers transformers optimized for Power Integrations' latest TOPSwitch™ line
Premier Magnetics, a leading producer of high-quality magnetic components for switch-mode power supplies (SMPSs), dc-dc converters and data communications applications, announced its POL-HX Series
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07/01/2013
TI's Li-Ion battery fuel gauge IC promises to boost battery run-time in portable medical and industrial devices
Texas Instruments introduced what they believe is the industry's smallest and most accurate Li-Ion battery fuel gauge integrated circuit, the bq27421, which boosts battery run-time in portable medical
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07/01/2013
Leakage-detection IC for automotive apps leads industry
ROHM recently developed an automotive-grade leakage detection IC designed specifically for AC inverters and chargers for AC outlets in electric and hybrid vehicles. The BD9582F-M features a wide operating
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07/01/2013
In 2004 APEC introduced the Special Presentation Sessions, now the Industry Sessions. Speakers were invited to make a presentation only without submitting a formal manuscript for the APEC Proceedings.
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07/01/2013

 



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