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Energy Efficiency

September 2013
Efficient fossil fuel technologies will drive the ongoing growth of the global thermal power market, with generation expected to hit 19,869.1 TWh by 2020, as countries across the world work towards
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09/30/2013
Utilities jump into the weather business
How can you accurately control, if you don't have precise input? In the face of increasing cost penalties for the inaccurate predicting of power and gas requirements, many local utilities are asking
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09/30/2013
Paultre on Power - Maxim's Corona interface subsystem reference design (Podcast)
In this podcast, David Andeen of Maxim integrated talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about intelligence in advanced industrial systems and the power savings that can be derived from
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09/30/2013

Maxim's high-voltage regulator reduces heat dissipation, improves reliability, and reduces space and component count
System designers can now achieve more efficiency across a wide industrial voltage range with the MAX17503 synchronously-rectified DC-DC step-down converter from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:
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09/30/2013
ROHM's 1200V SiC MOSFETs deliver cost-effective breakthrough performance
ROHM Semiconductor recently released new 1200V SiC (Silicon Carbide) MOSFETs, designated SCT2080KE and SCH2080KE, that are designed to deliver cost-effective, breakthrough performance. Both are 80-milliohm
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09/30/2013
IR's FastIRFETs boast industry-leading efficiency in DC/DC synchronous buck apps
International Rectifier, a world leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the 25V FastIRFET™ family of innovative power MOSFETs for DC-DC synchronous buck applications
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09/30/2013
Infineon Technologies announced the availability of a free VDE certified IEC 60730 self-test library for its XMC1000 and XMC4000 families of industrial 32-bit microcontrollers. With the Infineon Class
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09/30/2013
Messe Düsseldorf recently added another energy storage conference and exposition to its product family: the first staging of Energy Storage India (ESI) will take place from December 4 - 6, 2013 in
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09/28/2013
Mouser Electronics is offering the newest version of Quartus® II software from Altera Corporation. Quartus II Version 13.0 is now available for digital delivery through mouser.com. Altera Quartus
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09/28/2013
The Design2Part show brings solutions to engineers
In this PSDcast Peter DiLeo of the Job Shop talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's Design2Part series of design and contract manufacturing engineering exhibitions held
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09/28/2013
LED controller offers spread-spectrum frequency modulation & robust short-circuit protection
Linear Technology released the LT3795, a 110V, high-side current sense DC/DC converter designed to regulate a current or voltage to a constant value, ideal for driving high brightness (HB) LEDs. Its
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09/28/2013
Electric car sales surge, 90+ cities celebrate National Plug In Day
The 3rd annual National Plug In Day on September 28-29 will highlight accelerated growth in the electric vehicle market. From Amsterdam to Hawaii, prospective buyers will learn about electric vehicles
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09/28/2013
Kerite, a leading manufacturer of high quality insulated utility and industrial power cable, will highlight their full line of high voltage (HV) power cable and Underwater Specialty Cable at the 2013
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09/28/2013
Latest voltage regulator from Ericsson delivers digital dynamic loop compensation
Ericsson has introduced a new 3E* DC-DC regulator, the BMR461, presented as the first 12 x 12 x 8mm 12A digital point-of-load (POL) module to combine Dynamic Loop Compensation (DLC), low-bias current
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09/27/2013
What is the Smart Grid, really?

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Figure 1: Escalating installations of renewable energy sources are likely to be distributed far and wide

The Smart Grid - a changing landscape of supply, demand and storage Definitions of the "Smart Grid" range from highly technical descriptions to purely commercial interpretations, but whichever one
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09/26/2013
PCB design libraries for Linear Technology carry Altium 3D CAD data, provide supplier connection
Altium, 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 new range of component
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09/26/2013
AMETEK ships power grid simulation system to Chinese government's solar cell test center
AMETEK Programmable Power, a leader in programmable AC and DC power test solutions, is shipping regenerative 810kVA AC + DC source systems. AMETEK most recently shipped a system to the Chinese National
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09/26/2013
Compact SMT Osram LED for automotive headlights touts higher performance
Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced a new 2-chip version of the Oslon Black Flat LED. As with other LEDs from the Oslon Black Flat family, the new version features a high level of brightness
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09/26/2013
The cost-effectiveness of digital power
In this PSDcast Mark Adams of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the efficiency and cost saving inherent when migrating to a digitally-controlled power methodology. Digital power
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09/26/2013
America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, and America II Electronics, one of the largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic
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09/26/2013
Extended range of RFI/EMI SMD spring contacts from Harwin save space and cost
Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has expanded its range of EZ-Spring Contacts with different contact styles and heights. Part of the EZ-BoardWare range of PCB
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09/26/2013
AVX releases TransGuard and StaticGuard multilayer varistors with tin/lead terminations
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new TransGuard® and StaticGuard VCLD Series multilayer varistors with Sn/Pb terminations,
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09/26/2013
CAS DataLoggers and Lascar introduce an AC/DC millivolt data logger with current clamp input
CAS DataLoggers and Lascar are proud to introduce an affordable AC and DC Millivolt Data Logger compatible with AC and DC current clamps. Featuring a current clamp input and 4mm banana plug inputs,
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09/26/2013
Freescale Semiconductor and ROHM have agreed to collaborate on select, automotive-related activities designed to provide comprehensive solutions for the Japanese and worldwide automotive markets.
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09/26/2013
Solid-state battery developed at CU-Boulder could double the range of electric cars
A cutting-edge battery technology developed at the University of Colorado Boulder that could allow tomorrow's electric vehicles to travel twice as far on a charge is now closer to becoming a commercial
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09/25/2013
SustainX begins startup of world's first grid-scale isothermal compressed air energy storage system
SustainX, a leader in utility-grade bulk energy storage technology, has completed construction and begun startup of the world's first megawatt-scale isothermal compressed air energy storage (ICAES™)
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09/25/2013
MACOM's 600W GaN-on-SiC pulsed-power transistor claims highest reliability and lowest pulse droop
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announced a ceramic GaN on SiC HEMT Power Transistor for avionics applications.
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09/25/2013
HCJ Series high-current jumpers handle up to 63 amps
The HCJ Series from Stackpole offers a thin film surface mount chip jumper capable of much higher current than standard jumpers. The current handling ranges from 6.5 amps for the HCJ 0402 size up
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09/25/2013
VARTA Microbattery to participate in INTERBIKE 2013 in Las Vegas
VARTA Microbattery will be in Las Vegas for INTERBIKE from September 18th to the 20th 2013 to promote its CellPac BIKE battery service including a brand new off-the-shelf solution. Successfully
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09/25/2013
Analog Devices challenges the standard in mixed-signal control processors to revolutionize industrial motor and solar inverter designs
Analog Devices, a global leader in high-performance signal processing technology, launched today a mixed-signal control processor that integrates the industry's only embedded dual 16-bit A/D converter
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09/25/2013
Isola Group, a leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), released TerraGreen, the company's latest halogen-free,
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09/25/2013
Energy efficiency in next-generation systems
In this PSDcast, Tim Resker of Analog Devices talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on integrating functionality in advanced industrial systems. Analog Devices recently launched a mixed-signal
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09/25/2013
Understanding power factor and the need for power factor correction

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Figure 1: An ideal waveform with a power factor of 0

Until the era of switching power supplies, Power Factor - and power factor correction - wasn't a big concern for all but a handful of electrical engineers working with large electric motors, and other,
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09/24/2013
Integrating power management functionality
In this PSDcast Frederik Dostal, an Analog Devices European Regional Power Specialist, talks with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about consolidating functionality in industrial systems to
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09/24/2013
VPG's flip-chip high-stability current sense foil resistors offer low TCR
Vishay Precision Group, announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released a new series of high-precision foil surface-mount current sensing flip chip resistors with low TCR down to
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09/24/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that Hathway, a leading cable Multi-System Operator (MSO) in India with more
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09/24/2013
Maxwell ultracapacitors support Caterpillar's hydra-electric technology in the industry's largest-ever hydraulic mining shovel
Maxwell Technologies, announced that it is supplying ultracapacitors to Caterpillar for a high-efficiency energy management system that supports Caterpillar's fuel-saving hydra-electric technology
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09/24/2013
ARCOL resistors provide heat in space probe
ARCOL Resistors, long-established specialists in resistor technology, has a great deal of experience of providing products for custom requirements but faced a unique challenge when asked to provide
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09/24/2013
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, announced their newest entry in its portfolio of GaN in Plastic packaged power products.
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09/24/2013
Registration is now open for the inaugural NIDays 2013 in North America. NIDays is a free, full-featured technical conference hosted by National Instruments and more than 20 technology and integration
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09/24/2013
Putting intelligence into intelligent systems
In this PSDcast, Ray Lundy, COO & GM of Bellatrix Systems talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on intelligent systems in the home and other residential environments. Everyone is looking
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09/23/2013
LED flourescent-replacement tubes deliver an industry-leading 130 lumens per watt
Energy Focus announced the launch of its new EF(R) Series 300 product family of LED tubes for fluorescent retrofit applications. The LED tubes deliver an industry-leading 130 lpw (lumens per watt) efficiency. "Our
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09/23/2013
Microchip and element14 announce Raspberry Pi chipKIT expansion board with prototyping-friendly 32-bit MCU package
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the expansion of its Arduino™ compatible chipKIT™ platform ecosystem, including
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09/23/2013
Single 36A or Dual 18A μModule regulators from Linear tout high efficiency
Linear Technology introduceD the LTM4630, a dual 18A per output or single 36A output DC/DC μModule® step-down regulator capable of delivering up to 144A when four devices are current shared. The LTM4630
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09/23/2013
The Internet of Things (IoT) - which many experts in the fields of IT and engineering believe is the fourth industrial revolution - holds the promise of delivering dramatic innovations for existing
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09/23/2013
Talking about the Internet of Things and the Smart Grid
In this PSDcast Kris Ardis, Executive Director at Maxim Integrated, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Internet of Things and how it meshes with the Smart Grid. There are many
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09/20/2013
Wireless communication ICs compatible with M-Bus standard for smart meters in Europe
LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group Company, has recently developed a wireless communication IC compatible with 868MHz Wireless M-Bus, the European smart meter communication standard. Signal processing
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09/20/2013
Ultra-small P-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFETs are simple to drive
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors and ICs for DC-DC power conversion applications, has launched a new P-channel Enhancement-mode Power MOSFET,
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09/20/2013
Adding intelligence to front-end AC/DC systems
In this PSDcast, Richard Caubang, Technical Product Manager at Emerson Network Power, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about adding intelligence to AC/DC front-end systems to improve
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09/19/2013
The program for TSensors (Trillion) Sensor Summit has been announced by conference chairman Dr. Janusz Bryzek. The technical program will feature forty-seven of the world's leading sensor visionaries
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09/19/2013
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation introduced the EPC2018 as the newest member of EPC's family of enhancement mode gallium nitride power transistors. The EPC2018 is a 5.76 mm2, 150 VDS, 12
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09/19/2013
Industry leaders from the plug-in electric vehicle and advanced battery sectors gathered yesterday in Novi for the opening of North America's largest international exhibition and conference dedicated
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09/19/2013
Verismic launched Verismic Power Manager 4.0, an advanced PC power management software suite which uses DynamicWakeUp functionality to intelligently learn individuals' working behaviour and personalize
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09/19/2013
IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (OnlineGreenComm 2013), the virtual forum dedicated to the advancement of energy-efficient communications, will hold its third annual event from October
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09/18/2013
skytron launches redesigned smart combiner box to cost-effectively serve PV power plant operation
skytron® energy, a leading supplier of high quality monitoring, control and supervision solutions to the renewable energy sector. has expanded its ArrayGuard® combiner-box series for PV systems to
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09/18/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, expanded its family of radio frequency (RF) power transistors based on gallium
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09/18/2013
Nanowire-enabled touchscreens save power at both ends
In this PSDcast John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of Cambrios, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's nanowire-based touchscreen technology. In addition to being more
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09/18/2013
M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) will showcase a broad portfolio of new products for aerospace, defense and network applications, and present a technical paper during European Microwave Week in
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09/18/2013
Cees Links of GreenPeak on the connected home
In this PSDcast Cees Links, CEO and founder of GreenPeak, talks about the infrastructures needed to enable the smart home with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design. GreenPeak recently added to
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09/17/2013
GreenPeak releases low cost, low power ZigBee PRO radio chip for Smart Home
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading ZigBee semiconductor company, introduced the latest addition to its ZigBee chip portfolio - the GP490, a low cost, ultra-low power ZigBee PRO communication controller
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09/17/2013
EPC expands eGaN FET family with 100V 16mOhm power transistor
Efficient Power Conversion introduced the EPC2016 as the newest member of EPC's family of enhancement mode gallium nitride power transistors. The EPC2016 is a 3.36 mm2, 100 VDS, 11 A device with
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09/17/2013
Marway enables ethernet-based switching of PDU outlets with new RCM software
Marway Power Solutions, a leading designer and manufacturer of application-specific power distribution solutions for defense and industrial markets, announced its new MPD Series RCM software for the
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09/17/2013
Hirose Electric, a leader in the development of connector solutions, has signed a North American distribution agreement with Sager Electronics to expand its product availability and customer support.
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09/17/2013
NRL achieves highest open-circuit voltage for quantum dot solar cells
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) research scientists and engineers in the Electronics Science and Technology Division have demonstrated the highest recorded open-circuit voltages for quantum dot
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09/17/2013
Synchronous boost 15V, 2.5A DC/DC converter now offered in 150°C
Linear Technology announced a high temperature H-grade version of their LTC3122 in a12-lead thermally enhanced MSOP package. The LTC3122 is a 3MHz current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter with
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09/16/2013
Vishay Gen III P-Channel MOSFETs boast industry-low on-resistance in the PowerPAK SC-70 package
Vishay Intertechnology extended its offering of TrenchFET® Gen III p-channel power MOSFETs in the ultra-compact PowerPAK® SC-70 package. Designed to save space and increase power efficiency in portable
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09/16/2013
Chroma's wound component tester combines many functions
Chroma Systems Solutions, a leading provider of electrical power testing equipment and automated systems, announced the industry's first Wound Component Electrical Safety Test (EST) Analyzer that
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09/13/2013
Talking about LED lighting drivers
In this PSDcast Maggie Nadjmi of SL Power talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on solid-state lighting and LED drivers. Solid-state lighting is in the process of changing the world, and
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09/13/2013
Mouser Electronics, announced the launch of its new Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) Design Center which shows the wide range of products for consumer SMPS available from Infineon Technologies.
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09/13/2013
SLAC scientists make detailed map of current between insulators
When scientists found electrical current flowing where it shouldn't be - at the place where two insulating materials meet- it set off a frenzy of research that turned up more weird properties and
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09/13/2013
Test sockets optimized for high-temp, high-current, and high-reliability applications
Sullins Connector Solutions, a leader in the design and manufacturing of RoHS-compliant board-level interconnects, announced the expansion of their product portfolio to include high-temperature, high
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09/13/2013
Intersil's latest synchronous buck regulator accepts from 3V to 36V with internal compensation
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today introduced the ISL85415, a versatile 500mA synchronous buck regulator featuring a wide input voltage
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09/13/2013
Stackpole releases MR series molded metal element current sense resistors
The MR Series from Stackpole is a thru-hole current sensing resistor series with a metal element in a molded package. The inherently non-inductive metal element provides resistance values down to
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09/13/2013
Talking to Signal Transformer about passives
In this PSDcast, Mitchell Rhine of Signal Transformer talks with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the role of passives in modern electronic design. With all the advanced microcontrollers,
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09/12/2013
The Call for Papers PCIM Asia 2014 is now open. The deadline for submissions for Chinas leading power electronics conference is 15 November 2013. The PCIM Asia 2014 international exhibition and conference
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09/12/2013
AVX's hermetically-sealed SMD tantalum capacitor series claims highest temperature rating of 230°C
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced the new THH 230°C Hermetic Series high temperature SMD tantalum capacitors. Encased in hermetically sealed
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09/12/2013
Linear's LDO boasts high power density, 40μVrms noise, and H-Grade temperature range to +150°C
Linear Technology announced a new H grade, wider temperature range version of the LT1965 a 1A LDO with high power density. The IC features low dropout voltage of only 300mV at full load, wide VIN
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09/12/2013
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) invite everyone interested to a free briefing highlighting the challenges facing electric
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09/11/2013
Single LNB regulator IC offers higher switching frequency and lower supply current in satellite receiver applications
Allegro MicroSystems announced the latest release in a family of single Low Noise Block Regulators (LNBRs) for satellite receiver applications. Allegro's A8304 LNBR is a monolithic linear and switching
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09/11/2013
GreenPeak's latest low-power ZigBee devices
In this PSDcast, Cees Links, the founder and CEO of GreenPeak talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Open Smart Home Framework. Based on the IEEE 802.14.5 MAC/PHY definition, the
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09/11/2013
International, innovative, and without competition: productronica is presented as the only trade fair of its kind that depicts the entire value chain in electronics production - from technologies
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09/11/2013
ProSymmetry™ has dashboard functionality in the Resource Planning module of its Tempus Decisionware™ that provides an effective method for conveying the results of a simulation or what-if analysis
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09/11/2013
Leading embedded development tools provider IAR Systems announced the official opening of an office in Dallas, Texas. The Texas office will function as the company's home base in the central United
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09/10/2013
The global High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter stations market will expand significantly in the next few years, driven by the rising demand for electricity in the Asia-Pacific region and
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09/10/2013
Wind River, a leader in embedded and mobile software, has released Wind River Open Network Software for the development of next-generation data center switches. Open Network Software is a complete,
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09/10/2013
Entropic appoints Matthew Rhodes as SVP Global Marketing
Entropic, a leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced the immediate appointment of Matthew Rhodes as senior vice president of Global Marketing. Rhodes is responsible for
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09/10/2013
Intel introduced a portfolio of datacenter products and technologies for cloud service providers looking to drive greater efficiency and flexibility into their infrastructure to support a growing
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09/10/2013
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09/10/2013
The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference have announced the expansion of the popular $1,000 Student Attendance Travel Support Awards to cover part of the travel and conference
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09/10/2013
AVX extends its Transguard automotive series with varistors rated to 150°C
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has added several high temperature varistors to its radial leaded TransGuard® Automotive Series. Based on AVX's
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09/10/2013
The growing importance amongst the various stakeholders in the utility industry of collaboration, interoperability, shared targets and joint ambitions will be in focus at the upcoming, annual European
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09/09/2013
Microcontrollers enable long-term operation even with compact low-capacity batteries
LAPIS Semiconductor, part of the ROHM group, has recently announced the development of ultra-low power microcontrollers designed for devices such as watches or security tokens that require long-term
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09/09/2013
LICA low-inductance decoupling cap arrays from AVX target hi-rel mil/aero apps
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded the applications for its LICA® Series low inductance decoupling capacitor arrays. Widely utilized
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09/09/2013
UK Electronics Design Show to host cutting-edge vehicles
Visitors to the inaugural Electronics Design Show will get the chance to see two revolutionary vehicles designed and built in the UK. The first is Endeavour - an innovative solar powered electric
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09/09/2013
The growth of Green Power in Industrial Applications

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In this PSDcast, Duane Darrow of XP Power talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the growth of energy-efficient systems in heavy-use applications such as industrial, commercial, and
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09/07/2013
Last month brought a wide range of activity, from the third LNG export terminal approval, to finalized Renewable Fuels Standards (and industry opposition), and California's fourth GHG allowance auction.
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09/06/2013
Mouser-sponsored team wins awards in Solar Car Challenge
Mouser Electronics, a top distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, congratulates the Ben Barber solar racing team of Mansfield, Texas, as winners of the State Energy Conservation Award
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09/06/2013
The California Public Utilities Commission has issued a proposed decision for energy storage targets and policies to bring about rapid deployment of grid-scale energy storage in the state, a watershed
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09/06/2013
Linear's +36dBm IIP3 downconverting mixer boasts a 2.4dB conversion gain
Linear Technology announced the LTC5551, an ultrahigh dynamic range RF down-converting mixer for applications that demand the very best in performance. The LTC5551 offers very high linearity of +36dBm
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09/06/2013
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Discera,
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09/06/2013
Vishay releases Low-Profile SMPD TMBS rectifiers for commercial applications
Vishay Intertechnology expanded its offering of TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with 16 new 45 V, 50 V, 60 V, 100 V, and 120 V devices that feature a wide range of current ratings from
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09/06/2013
Medical supply has ultra-low capacitance CF-rated output & independently controlled BF-rated output
BEAR Power Supplies has introduced a dual-output AC-DC converter for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The CF-rated output features an ultra-low capacitance of less than 15 pF.
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09/06/2013
STMicro's improved tandem diodes deliver an economical alternative to SiC devices
STMicroelectronics has unveiled its second generation of tandem diodes, which enable designers to cost-effectively enhance the energy efficiency of equipment such as power supplies, solar inverters,
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09/05/2013
AVX's CECC-compliant wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors handle harsh environments
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the TWA-E Series of axial-leaded wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors. Featuring a welded
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09/05/2013
Recognized throughout the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities as a premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design engineers working on the cutting
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09/05/2013
LED drivers from Stadium Power serve a wide range of indoor and outdoor apps
Stadium Power, a leading UK-based provider of power supply solutions, offers a range of competitively priced LED drivers for a wide range of indoor and outdoor use in LED based lighting and signage
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09/05/2013
Portable handheld pulse generator delivers shots from 80ns to 1s in width at frequencies from 5 Hz to 1 Mhz
IXYS, a leader in power semiconductors, mixed-signal and digital ICs for power conversion and motion control applications, announced the introduction of the PDG-2500 Handheld +5V Digital Pulse Generator.
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09/05/2013
Paultre on Power -electric vehicle infrastructures (Podcast)
In this podcast, Aditya Sharma and Greg Stahl of HEVO talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about the issues of managing fleets of electric vehicles using wireless charging systems in an
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09/04/2013
Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have made a significant advance in the function of metal-insulator-metal, or MIM diodes, a technology premised on the assumption
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09/04/2013
LS Research (LSR), a leading developer of RF modules and wireless products, announces the addition of the TiWi-uB1, Bluetooth® Smart Module, to the growing TiWi family of products. Designed for use
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09/04/2013
SiC diodes from IXYS offer three configurations for flexible connection and layout options
IXYS, a leader in power semiconductors, mixed-signal and digital ICs for power conversion and motion control applications, announced the introduction of the SS150 and SS275 series high-power Silicon
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09/04/2013
Miniature SIP AC/DC power supplies from CUI maximize board space
CUI recently launched their smallest ac-dc power supplies yet with the release of the PBK ultra-compact SIP series. Available in 1 W, 3 W, and 5 W families, the modules measure as small as 1.38 x
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09/04/2013
Analog Devices, Xilinx, MathWorks, and Avnet team up for an online virtual design conference
Analog Devices has teamed with Xilinx, MathWorks, and Avnet Electronics Marketing to bring together leading industry experts for this one-day virtual event to share signal chain and system level know-how
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09/04/2013
First low-power Deeply Depleted Channel Transistor-based chip enters volume production
SuVolta and Fujitsu Semiconductor announced volume production of the first Deeply Depleted Channel™ (DDC) transistor-based chip, MB86S22AA Milbeaut® image processor integrated circuit (IC). Manufactured
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09/04/2013
A look at fiber-to-antenna power systems
In this PSDcast, Brian DiMarco of Talley, one of the largest distributors of wireless infrastructure, communications and mobile products, talks to Alix Paultre about their fiber-plus-power system
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09/04/2013
In a move that will, among other things, improve next-generation vehicle energy efficiencies, a collaborative agreement between Momentive Specialty Chemicals and the Fraunhofer Project Center for
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09/03/2013
Development kit from Farsens enables battery-free sensor technology evaluation
Farsens is offering basic and regular sample kits for parties interested in testing with their battery-free wireless sensor products. These battery-free sensor tags are based on UHF RFID technology
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09/03/2013
Emerson's cost-competitive 300W single-output AC/DC supply serves industrial and medical apps
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a leader in delivering scalable embedded computing technology and power supplies, released a 300 Watt ac-dc power supply that will provide industrial
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09/03/2013
AVX significantly expands its portfolio of tantalum polymer capacitors
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced significant expansions to its portfolio of tantalum polymer capacitors, which is currently comprised of
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09/03/2013
Modular battery concept for short-distance traffic presented at the IAA International Motor Show
Electric mobility may be economically efficient, with battery-based electric drives applied efficiently in urban buses, for instance. Frequent acceleration and slow-down processes as well as a high
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09/03/2013
Nesta is announcing the expert panel of judges that will assess the best innovations for intelligently managing in home and small business electricity use in the UK, and the process applicants will
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09/03/2013
ams, a leading provider of high-performance analog ICs and sensor solutions, announced that it has invested over €25m to create dedicated 3D IC production capacity at its wafer fabrication plant near
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09/03/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is joining with sponsors Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center, EEWeb, Electronic Engineering
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09/03/2013
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is exhibiting at the 15th ECCE European Conference and Exhibition taking place in the historic city of Lille, France
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09/02/2013
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