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Energy Efficiency

October 2013
During its recent Strategic Steering Committee meeting, the G3-PLC Alliance elected a new Chairman, General Secretary and Treasurer for the next two years. The new officers have been members of the
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10/28/2013
Black & Veatch and Brightergy have formed a strategic alliance to develop $100 million in solar energy projects over the next three years. Part of the alliance includes Black & Veatch installing
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10/28/2013
Take the opportunity to present your latest developments at the user oriented PCIM South America Conference. Author advantages: Well-known platform to present your know-how to a professional
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10/28/2013

Three low-power reference designs from Maxim Integrated provide end-to-end integration of the signal chain, simplifying factory automation. The Carmel, Monterey, and Fremont industrial reference designs
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10/28/2013
CadSoft Computer and Epec Engineered Technologies recently finalized a North American distribution agreement. Epec now supports CadSoft's strategy of expanding its presence in this key market, by
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10/25/2013
Wind River, a leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems, introduced the latest version of Wind River Intelligent Device Platform, a complete software development environment used
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10/25/2013
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects, announced their latest 24 VDC and 48 VDC wide-input DC-DC converter
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10/25/2013
GAM creates a complete gearbox and coupling assembly for customer's actuator system
A customer was looking to drive two ball screws in unison using a single motor and also needed gear reducers to meet the application requirements. The ball screws were in parallel and positioned
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10/25/2013
IBC SOLAR delivers first megawatt-class photovoltaic diesel hybrid project in Malaysia
IBC SOLAR, a leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems, has implemented its largest photovoltaic diesel hybrid project to date in Malaysia. The system is the third project carried out by IBC SOLAR AG and
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10/24/2013
Power management in industrial inkjet printing
In this PSDcast Eric Boere, a Field Application Engineer for Apex Microtechnology, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the power-management challenges behind industrial inkjet printing.
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10/24/2013
AS8506 cell monitoring IC from ams empowers lithium cell monitoring and balancing
ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, introduced a vastly simplified and more robust method of implementing cell monitoring and balancing in lithium battery systems. The
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10/24/2013
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Power-One Aurora MICRO-0.25-I PV Micro-Inverter Reverse Costing Analysis" report to their offering. The first micro-inverter released
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10/24/2013
Wind River, a leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems, has introduced the latest version of its open source, real-time, multi-core-enabled kernel virtualization technology offering,
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10/24/2013
Tollgrade Communications, an industry leader in redefining the standard for reliability at the world's largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, has been named a finalist in the
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10/23/2013
The smart home and the internet of things
In this PSDcast John Benz, Director of Power & Accessories Business Segment at Core Brands, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the the growing role of the Smart Home in the deployment
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10/23/2013
Microstepping motor driver IC from Allegro offers built-in translator for easy operation
The new A4992 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a single-chip microstepping motor driver with a built-in translator that simplifies operation by minimising the need for external control circuitry. The
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10/23/2013
Acopian releases a family of 450W 1U programmable single-output AC-DC power supplies
Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom, standard and modified standard power supplies, is the expansion of its 1U AC-DC programmable power supply portfolio to include
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10/23/2013
VC funding in smart grid comes in at $65 Million in Q3 2013
Mercom Capital, a clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the smart grid sector for the third quarter of 2013. Smart
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10/22/2013
ABB, one of the solar industry's leading power technology and grid interconnection solutions provider, and Power-One Inc., a leading provider of solar and energy-efficient power conversion and power
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10/22/2013
TI unveils envelope tracking DC/DC converter for 3G and 4G LTE smartphones
To help get more life out of a battery, Texas Instruments introduced what is believed to be the industry's most efficient envelope tracking power supply solution available to support 3G and 4G LTE
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10/22/2013
IR's 35A IR3846 SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator is over 97% efficient, shrinks PCB size 60% vs. discretes
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IR3846 35A Point-of-Load (POL) integrated voltage regulator for space constrained enterprise
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10/22/2013
Astronics announced that Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), a wholly-owned subsidiary, has been selected to supply its COREPOWER(R) Electrical Power Distribution System (next-gen EPDS)
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10/22/2013
Synchronous step-down 42V, 4A Silent Switcher draws just 2.5μA of quiescent current
Linear Technology announced the LT8614, a 4A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. A novel Silent Switcher™ architecture reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 20dB, well below
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10/22/2013
Citec India hosts Energy Ambassador 'Pentti Itkonen' to promote green technologies in India
EnergyVaasa, the largest energy cluster in the Nordic countries, chose 25 year old, engineering student Pentti Itkonen as the Energy Ambassador. In a press conference held on 18th October at Citec's
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10/21/2013
Analog semiconductors in the automotive space
In this PSDcast Bernd Gessner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Business at ams talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the role of analog semiconductors in general,
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10/21/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced it has won a prestigious BearingPoint Innovation Management Award for its FD-SOI
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10/21/2013
EPC releases development board highlighting 100V enhancement-mode GaN FETs in parallel
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) introduced the EPC9017 half bridge development board for high current, high step down voltage, buck Intermediate Bus Converter (IBC) applications using eGaN FETs.
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10/21/2013
High-side MOSFET gate driver handles -55°C to 150°C operating junction temps
Linear Technology announced the LTC4440A-5, a high-side, high frequency N-channel MOSFET gate driver that operates with an input voltage up to 80V and continues to function with transients up to 100V.
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10/21/2013
Power Integrations claims first Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Smartphone Charger reference design
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, introduced the first reference design for a Qualcomm® Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power
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10/21/2013
Managing PC power through the cloud
In this PSDcast Ashley Leonard of Verismic talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about managing PCs through the cloud for better system efficiency. Verismic recently launched their Power
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10/19/2013
Scientists develop heat-resistant materials that could vastly improve solar-cell efficiency
Stanford University scientists have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter, an element used in specialized solar cells, that could significantly improve the efficiency of the cells. The novel component
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10/19/2013
Using Dynamic Bus Voltage (DBV) technology reduces board level energy usage at times of both high and low data-traffic demand in ICT systems. Energy savings from 3% to 10% are achievable. The European Commission DG INFSO (Directorate General – Information Society) estimates that communications network energy
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10/18/2013
PREMO offers RFID transponder designer kit for automotive electronics
PREMO Group, a leading manufacturer of RFID antennas, is offering a new RFID kit with a set of transponder coils with 30% discount for ams users. The promotion is available for the next 60 days. The
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10/18/2013
Infineon ramps production of chipsets for millimeter-wave backhaul
Infineon Technologies has started the production of its BGTx0 chipsets for wireless backhaul communication systems. The transceiver family provides a complete radio frequency (RF) front-end for wireless
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10/18/2013
NASA SpaceCube 2.0 sports Peregrine UltraCMOS power management solution
Peregrine Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), is receiving early reports from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center that its UltraCMOS®-based
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10/18/2013
America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Singapore-based AddCom Solution. The agreement
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10/18/2013
A leader in load testing solutions, Crestchic is attending the Power-Gen International conference, in Orlando, Florida from 12th - 14th November 2013.The largest Power-GEN conference in the world,
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10/17/2013
CUI's USB switcher comes in an ultra-compact case
CUI Inc has announced an ultra-compact 5 W wall plug adapter with integrated USB connector, the EPSA050100U-I38-EJ. With a footprint of just 41 x 30 mm (1.61 x 1.18 inches), the adapter is among the
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10/17/2013
True bipolar SAR ADC simplifies input signal conditioning for 10V applications
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2338-18, an 18-bit 1Msps no latency analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a wide 10.24V fully differential, true bipolar input range for high voltage, industrial
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10/17/2013
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor claims best-In-class DrMOS-IIIS power modules
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, launched the AOZ5019, a third-generation high efficiency power module with
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10/17/2013
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, introduced the MIC4604, a 85V Half Bridge MOSFET driver that features an integrated
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10/17/2013
Jade Sky Technologies (JST), a clean-tech start-up manufacturer of driver ICs for LED lighting applications, announced its affiliate partnership with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC).
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10/17/2013
CLIFF Electronics manufactures a wide and versatile range of AC and DC power connectors for OEM, production-line testing, product burn-in and service applications, and will be exhibiting them and
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10/17/2013
Without wires and cables, there would be no electromobility, no high-speed Internet, and no contact-free measuring technology. At this year's productronica, Messe Mu?nchen is making an outstanding
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10/17/2013
PFM DC/DC converter from Advanced Power Electronics saves space, cost
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors and ICs for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced the APE1910-HF-3, a Pulse Frequency Modulation (PFM) DC/DC
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10/16/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a core member of the GENIVI® Alliance supporting the GENIVI open-source platform for
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10/16/2013
The European Commission published Communication 2013/C 169/01 (1) in the Official Journal of the European Union. The document references the standard EN 50242:2008 - "Electric dishwashers for household
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10/16/2013
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduced devices with a high-lead solder termination ideal for applications requiring higher temperature solder. The EPC2801, EPC2815, and EPC2818 feature
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10/16/2013
In the third annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012 - 2017), Cisco forecasts that global cloud traffic, the fastest growing component of data center traffic, is expected to grow 4.5-fold - a 35 percent
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10/16/2013
Quickly and reliably charge portable device in a car over USB with a single IC from Maxim
Recognizing and then charging any portable device (PD) directly from a vehicle battery can now be done over USB with a single IC, the MAX16984 automotive DC-DC converter with USB charge emulator from
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10/16/2013
UPS considerations in data centers
In this PSDcast Jason Anderson, a Product Line Manager at Eaton, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about UPS systems in data centers and the issues of efficiency and thermal management.
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10/16/2013
Freescale Semiconductor will soon begin shipping Kinetis M series microcontrollers (MCUs) in volume quantities. Based on the 32-bit ARM® CortexTM-M0+ core, Kinetis M series products are designed for
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10/16/2013
Major leap made towards using graphene for solar cells
Graphene has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and nontoxic. This makes it a perfect candidate material for transparent contact layers for use in solar cells
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10/15/2013
TI claims its 10-A SIMPLE SWITCHER power module is industry's smallest
Texas Instruments introduced three power management modules to its SIMPLE SWITCHER® family, including the 10-A LMZ31710, which provides the industry's highest power efficiency in the smallest package,
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10/15/2013
Nordic claims first concurrent ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy combo chip
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced the release of the nRF51922 System-on-Chip (SoC), presented as the world's first multiprotocol SoC solution offering concurrent ANT+
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10/15/2013
The XC9260/XC9261 Series of synchronous step-down DC/DC converters with 1.5A output from Torex Semiconductor incorporates their HiSAT-COT control method (High Speed Transient Response). Compared to
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10/15/2013
The skills preservation challenge in engineering
In this PSDcast David Zabetakis, President of Doble Engineering, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the dangers the industry faces as more and more engineering skills risk being
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10/15/2013
IAR Systems announced that its technical education program IAR Academy™, previously launched in Germany and Sweden, is now extended to the UK, France, United States, Brazil, and Japan.
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10/15/2013
Improved steering tech for heavy equipment saves fuel, ups efficiency
Researchers at Purdue University have shown how to reduce fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of hydraulic steering systems in heavy construction equipment. The new approach incorporates
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10/15/2013
George Washington University completes first walkable solar-paneled pathway in the world
The George Washington University completed the first walkable solar-paneled pathway in the world this month on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus as a part of the sustainable Solar Walk project. The
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10/15/2013
Two years after formation, G3-PLC Alliance is excited to present the key results of the year. The number of G3-PLC Alliance's members increased strongly, with new representatives from Asia. Fourty-four
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10/14/2013
A Swiss-Cameroon lab tackles electric blackouts
Switzerland and Cameroon are establishing a joint laboratory in Yaoundé. EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) and ENSPY (Ecole nationale supérieure polytechnique de Yaoundé) will work together
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10/14/2013
America's largest electromagnetic event concludes in Chicago
The coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing exhibition (CWIEME), held in Chicago from 8 to 10 October, attracted a large and enthusiastic visitor base from a broad range of well- known
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10/14/2013
Talking to Panasonic about GaN semiconductors
In this PSDcast Howard Sin, Principal Engineer, and Tom Higuchi, Development Manager in Panasonic's semiconductor division on their take about GaN semiconductors to Alix Paultre of Power Systems
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10/14/2013
Maxim's smart-meter reference platform integrates metrology, security, and communications for a safer smart grid
Designers of smart meters can now reduce time to market, raise the bar for higher accuracy, and secure their designs with Capistrano, a smart grid reference platform from Maxim Integrated Products.
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10/14/2013
STMicro unveils novel HomePlug smart SoC for smart-home and smart-energy apps
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has released its novel ST2100 STreamPlug System-on-Chip (SoC), targeting smart-home and
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10/14/2013
Powering up universal mobile telemedicine

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Figure 1. Global Mobile Sensing Health & Fitness Sensor Shipments.

Universal health care is one of the most important governmental, societal and economic issues in recent time. Attention has been mainly focused on providing health insurance to the uninsured. However,
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10/11/2013
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has partnered with Arkansas Power Electronics International (APEI) in a successful bid for funding from the $45M
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10/11/2013
Maxim Integrated is bringing the latest technologies and ideas to European Utility Week. In addition to our presence on the show floor (Hall 1, Stand B34) where they will showcase their latest smart
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10/11/2013
With the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Energy Information Association (EIA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) all reporting potential inabilities to issue reports
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10/11/2013
Battery-free sensor evaluation kits now available from Farsens
Farsens has developed wireless sensor devices that can be used without the need of batteries on the sensors. These battery free sensor tags are based on UHF RFID technology and are able to continuously
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10/11/2013
Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that it is working with Celadon, a manufacturer of remote control systems for
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10/11/2013
Fault-protected, 50mA step-down charge pump provides tegulated output with input current doubling
Linear Technology announced the LTC3255, a versatile high voltage step-down switched capacitor converter that delivers up to 50mA of output current. In applications where the input voltage exceeds
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10/11/2013
Power Management in Health Care Applications

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Figure 1. Typical power chain for portable battery powered home health care device

Different health care applications require different power management solutions. From a power management view, health care is a very interesting market. Though design cycles within health care are
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10/11/2013
Real-time, fundamental power flow data can inform hedging and trading strategies by providing a new level of transparency to the power market. Genscape's Transmission RT service uses thousands of
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10/10/2013
300mA LDO regulators from Advanced Power Electronics offer low quiescent current
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors and ICs for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced a new series of low drop-out linear regulators that include
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10/10/2013
Deutsche Telekom, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, and DSP Group(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged
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10/10/2013
ROHM claims first baseband IC compliant with  HD-PLC Inside
ROHM has recently begun development of what is believed to be the industry's first baseband IC compliant with HD PLC Inside, a newly developed embedded broadband high-speed power line communication
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10/10/2013
Altium, a leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer), and embedded software development (TASKING) announced a strategic partnership with Brazil-based reseller SKA Group.
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10/10/2013
Eltek's Flatpack S 1800W rectifier challenges industry with a power density of 47W/in3
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency (HE) power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications, and renewable energy projects announced an extension to their Flatpack S family with the launch
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10/10/2013
Contract manufacturing trends at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Scot Story of AMI, an employee-owned contract manufacturer in Maine, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about current pressures and trends in the contract manufacturing
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10/10/2013
Tollgrade Communications, an industry leader in redefining the standard for reliability at the world's largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, and ELO Sistemas Eletrônicos (ELO),
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10/09/2013
Eltek announced a major contract for data centers in the Pacific region. The contract will generate revenues of NOK 16 million (appox. $2.75 million) for the first of three phases. "The contract
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10/09/2013
Red Lion Controls, an expert in communication, monitoring, and control for industrial automation and networking, released the Watchdog Relay, presented as the industry's only rugged hardware-based
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10/09/2013
Latest space-saving bipolar power transistor from STMicro rivals MOSFET energy efficiency
The STMicroelectronics 3STL2540 combines the cost and silicon-area efficiencies of a bipolar transistor with energy efficiency similar to MOSFETs of comparable rating, giving designers a space-saving
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10/09/2013
ROHM receives Delphi Automotive's 2012 Pinnacle Award
ROHM Semiconductor received Delphi Automotive's 2012 Pinnacle Award for Supplier Excellence at the Delphi Global Supplier Conference & Pinnacle Awards Ceremony in Frankfurt last week. "We are very
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10/09/2013
TI delivers industry's first digital current sensor and voltage monitor
Texas Instruments LMP92064 is presented as the industry's first digital current sensor and voltage monitor with simultaneous sampling and SPI interface. The LMP92064 integrates a precision current
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10/09/2013
Greentech Media launches group to address the future of the electrical system called Grid Edge
The propagation of distributed energy resources and customer energy management solutions requires dramatic changes to power infrastructure, market design, and utility business models. Greentech Media
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10/08/2013
IAR Systems introducesd a new version of its world-leading development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench® for the ultra-low power 16-bit MSP430 microcontrollers. In addition to new libraries and integrations,
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10/08/2013
Coilcraft's latest high-current shielded power Inductors offered in low DCR and high Isat versions
Coilcraft's latest SER80xx Series high-current shielded power inductors are offered in two versions — one providing exceptionally low DC resistance and the other offering saturation current ratings
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10/08/2013
Experts from industry and academia are kindly invited to present their latest developments and expectations for future trends at the PCIM 2014 conference (previously unpublished submissions only).
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10/08/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Movea, a leading provider of data-fusion and motion-processing technologies for consumer
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10/08/2013
Yokogawa upgrades its state-of-the-art calibration laboratory
Yokogawa has recently upgraded its state-of-the-art calibration laboratory which includes wideband and high accurate power-meter calibration systems as well as systems for calibrating oscilloscopes,
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10/08/2013
Advanced source measure unit instrument sports an interactive touchscreen display

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Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced the first benchtop Source Measure Unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface.
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10/07/2013
Technological, economic and business forces are steering Europe's electricity system toward major transformations, including the decentralization of its power systems, says research and consulting
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10/07/2013
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Advanced Metering Infrastructure Market: Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 - 2018)" report to their offering. Advanced Metering
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10/07/2013
Intelligent lighting and smart buildings
In this PSDcast Tushar Dave, CEO of Enlighted, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about intelligent lighting systems and smart facility management. Energy savings are critical for a
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10/07/2013
AVX receives Above & Beyond Award from Delphi
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received Delphi Automotive's 2012 Above & Beyond Award. One of Delphi's Pinnacle for Supplier Excellence Family of
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10/07/2013
IR's SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator delivers over 97% efficiency, shrinks PCB size up to 60% vs. discrete solutions
nternational Rectifier introduced the IR3846 35A Point-of-Load (POL) integrated voltage regulator for space constrained enterprise power applications including servers, storage and netcom and telecom
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10/07/2013
CamSemi's C2172PX8 empowers low-cost USB chargers for smartphones
CamSemi has announced the first in a series of planned new products that will extend the company's recently launched C2170 family of next generation Primary Side Sensing (PSS) controllers into higher
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10/07/2013
MIT researchers have found a new family of materials that provides the best-ever performance in a reaction called oxygen evolution, a key requirement for energy storage and delivery systems such as
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10/07/2013
Enhancing RF system efficiency with bypass mode in hysteretic step-down converters

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Figure 1. Data from the MAX8805W show how a bypass FET affects output voltage line regulation.

A hysteretic DC-DC step-down converter has been widely used in 2G/3G/4G RF power amplifiers (PAs) as a replacement for a direct battery supply to the PA's DC supply. By dynamically adjusting the PA
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10/04/2013
Syscom Tech at the Design2Part show
In this PSDcast Steve Mcintyre of Syscom Tech talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of electronic assembly and PC board manufacturing. Syscom is a leading contract manufacturer
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10/04/2013
Synchronous buck from Linear provides cable drop compensation
Linear Technology announced the LT8697, a 2.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator designed to power 5V USB applications. The LT8697 delivers precise 5V regulation at a remote
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10/04/2013
Ametherm's SMT thermistors enable high-accuracy temperature compensation and measurement
Ametherm introduced three new series of surface-mount thermistors for high-accuracy temperature compensation and measurement. To meet the specific requirements of any application, SM04, SM06, and
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10/04/2013
Morgan Advanced Materials is pleased to announce that it now offers ceramic pins for sensors, circuit breakers and electronic passive components in a variety of custom material formulations and blends,including
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10/04/2013
Cambrios Technologies, a leader in silver nanowire-based solutions for the transparent and flexible conductor markets, announced the expansion of its existing joint venture with TPK, the world's largest
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10/04/2013
Lattice MachXO3 FPGA family claims most advanced & lowest cost per I/O programmable bridging and I/O expansion solution
Lattice Semiconductor presented its ultra-low density MachXO3™ Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family as the world's smallest, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable platform aimed at expanding system
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10/04/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the innovator of integrated micro-package components used by OEMs to build incredibly
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10/03/2013
EMA, a full-service provider of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, is announcing release 2.0 of Team Design for OrCAD®. "Many of our customers design their electronics with a team of engineers,
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10/03/2013
Torex Semiconductor releases 85m? power switch
Torex Semiconductor has developed the XC8107/XC8108 series of 85m? low ON resistance power switches with an internal Pch MOSFET. These switches are ideal for USB 2.0 and 3.0 applications, as well
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10/03/2013
Eaton's 93PM UPS boasts market-leading efficiency, scalability and flexible deployment options
Power management company Eaton announced the launch of the 93PM uninterruptible power supply (UPS), its next generation three-phase system engineered to offer the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO)
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10/03/2013
KIB circuit board and wire harness technology at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Bill Faubion of KIB talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about flexible circuit and wire harness technology at the Design2Part exhibition in Pennsylvania. In addition to
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10/03/2013
Dual 13A μModule regulator from Linear offers digital interface for remote monitoring & control
Linear Technology announced the LTM4676, a dual 13A or single 26A μModule® (micromodule) step-down DC/DC regulator with a serial digital interface. The interface enables system designers and remote
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10/02/2013
TI unveils first current-sharing LDOs for harsh environments
Texas Instruments introduced the first current-sharing low-dropout (LDO) linear voltage regulators for harsh environments. The current-sharing feature of the 3-A TPS7H1101-SP and the 0.5-A TPS7H1201-HT
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10/02/2013
Phihong's latest 75W PoE power injector handles dual 2-pair detection systems
Phihong, a leader in Power-over-Ethernet solutions, has developed a power injector that provides a full 75W output and operates with 4-pair detection systems using 25K signature resistance. Designated
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10/02/2013
Motor & Drive Systems 2014, January 29-30 in Orlando, Fla. has just released the full program and schedule for its 11th annual event. The conference is focused on the latest technical advancements
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10/02/2013
Freescale will attend European Utility Week in the RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, taking place 15-17 October 2013. Their smart energy technical experts and management team will be available to
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10/02/2013
Two cars carrying STMicro's tech set to race in World Solar Challenge in Australia
In this year's World Solar Challenge, two cars are being powered by technology from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications.
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10/02/2013
Coilcraft will participate in the 16th European Microwave Week, held October 6-11 at the Nürnberg Convention Center, Nuremberg, Germany. The Coilcraft exhibit will include its broad range of wirewound
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10/02/2013
TMD to highlight latest high power travelling wave tube amplifiers at EMCUK 2013
A wide range of travelling wave tube (TWT) amplifiers from TMD Technologies will be highlighted at the EMCUK 2013 exhibition and conference in Newbury this October. On show will be a new range of
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10/02/2013
Momentive Performance Materials, through its subsidiaries Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) and Momentive Performance Materials (MPM), will be showcasing a number of products for the automotive
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10/01/2013
Sondrel, a leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancies, is presenting two papers at Mentor Graphics' User2User (U2U) Conference on October 17 in Munich. Sondrel's close partnerships with customers,
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10/01/2013
At a time of increasing global demand for electricity and an ongoing need for safe, reliable and economical sources of energy, the US has proven itself the most attractive country for the construction
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10/01/2013
Power supplies from SolaHD drive controls in photocell arrays and solar reflectors
Solar power is as old as the planet itself. Today, thanks to technology, this inexhaustible energy source is growing exponentially, promising to fundamentally change the way we live and work for centuries
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10/01/2013
Tech-Etch at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Peter Stavrous of Tech-Etch talks to Alix Paultre of Power Sytems Design about the market for flexible printed circuits and EMI and RF shielding, as well as the recent upward trend
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10/01/2013
Latest motion controllers from Lenze offer sequence control and visualization
Leading manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, Lenze Americas recently expanded its successful PC-based controller series with the recent release
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10/01/2013
Multi-chip Osram Ostar headlamp module simplifies implementation of AFS
Advanced Forward Lighting Systems (AFS) can be implemented more simply than before because no mechanical assemblies are required to move parts of the headlight or the complete headlight. With the
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10/01/2013
As the primary line of defense for our electric power grid, it's essential to understand and regularly assess the health of circuit breakers in order to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of power.
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10/01/2013
EPC releases GaN transistors capable of amplification to multiple GHz range
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, a leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN®) power FETs, extends its family of high-speed, high performance transistors with the EPC8000
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10/01/2013

 



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