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Energy Efficiency

February 2014
Cymbet launches ultra-low power EnerChip RTC with integrated battery

EnerChip RTC product family

Cymbet announced the commercial release of the EnerChip™ RTC product family that combines an ultra-low power Real Time Clock with a rechargeable solid state battery and power management IC in a single 5mm x 5mm plastic package. The EnerChip RTC is the world’s smallest RTC with integrated power holdover.
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02/28/2014
Renesas on motor and gate drivers

Satya Laud and Jean Claude Harel of Renesas

In this PSDcast Satya Laud and Jean Claude Harel, part of Renesas' power team, talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about motor and gate drivers. A significant yet often under-appreciated aspect of power management, proper driver technology, architecture, and deployment are critical to the success of
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02/27/2014
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in innovative solutions for the electricity and energy industry, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Big Data Energy Services (BDES), a cloud-based service provider and consulting firm, to deliver services and technology that will allow electricity providers to reduce
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02/27/2014

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key, a leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, has added suppliers in response to customer demand for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. As device connectivity becomes more prevalent, embedded and wireless suppliers offering machine-to-machine
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02/26/2014
Tyson Tuttle of Silicon Labs on embedded systems

Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Laboratories

In this PSDcast Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design at the Embedded World Conference in Nuremberg about the current issues and challenges in the embedded systems space. Silicon Labs recently released the latest version of version of their Simplicity Studio development
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02/26/2014
Scientists find novel path to loss-free electricity

Brookhaven Lab scientists and study coauthors (from left) Lijun Wu, Yimei Zhu, Chris Homes, and Weiguo Yin stand by the electron microscope used to reveal the multi-orbital distributions with a technique called quantitative convergent beam electron diffraction

Armed with just the right atomic arrangements, superconductors allow electricity to flow without loss and radically enhance energy generation, delivery, and storage. Scientists tweak these superconductor recipes by swapping out elements or manipulating the valence electrons in an atom's outermost orbital shell
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02/20/2014
Delivering more than 200mA of output current can be a serious challenge for many high-voltage operational amplifiers. But for high voltage applications requiring as much as 1A of current, it is possible to meet this spec by pairing a current buffer with the op amp. What the current buffer brings to this arrangement
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02/18/2014
Given the range of industrial applications is extremely diversified  – from very small sensors powered by energy harvesting to mega processors used for process control and huge data computing capabilities required by some industrial equipment – the challenge for power designers remains the selection
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02/18/2014
In today’s information-driven business landscape, enterprises across the globe have become increasingly dependent on data centers as the foundation for successful operations. For mission critical environments, peak operating efficiency and reliability are necessities; if the data center falters, the business
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02/17/2014
Intermediate bus voltages from 24V to 28V (nominal) are commonplace in industrial, aerospace and defense systems, where series-connected batteries may be a backup power source and 12V bus architectures tend to be impractical due to distribution losses. The widening voltage gap between the system bus and the
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02/17/2014
Designers of power control devices and those that combine control with power FET functionality are finding that FIB circuit edit techniques proven at older process nodes are delivering even greater benefits when used at advanced technology nodes.   It is also expected that FIB circuit edit techniques
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02/17/2014
Software security in the grid is becoming increasingly important. There have been reports of appliances hacked to send SPAM, and The Wall Street Journal claims that the Smart Grid already has been penetrated and infected with potentially disruptive software programs. There are even fears that terrorists may
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02/17/2014
Life to Return to the Power Supply Industry in 2014

Jonathon Eykyn, IHS Technology

The global market for power supplies crashed in 2012 as economic uncertainties led to low consumer demand and the postponement of large industrial projects. Whilst 2013 bought growth, it was limited to a few markets and the overall market grew by just 2.4%. However, the outlook for the global power supply market
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02/17/2014
Packaging for power electronics has evolved from simple metal bending to advanced materials and thermo-mechanical design, and from freestanding supply to integrated power management. System-size reductions made possible by higher switching frequencies and semiconductor miniaturization drove the early part of
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02/16/2014
We here at Ridley Engineering recently conducted a survey with a group of almost 3,000 active power supply design engineers to discover the various reasons and circumstances they have encountered power supplies that failed. The experiences the engineers shared with us were very enlightening, and this article
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02/15/2014
Switching regulators are an excellent replacement for linear regulators in areas where low heat dissipation and high efficiency are valued. The switching regulator is typically the first active component on the input power bus line, and therefore has a significant impact on the EMI performance of the complete
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02/11/2014
Battery powered products are commonplace today. Whether it’s a pace maker, smoke detector, cell phone, or high-end computing device, battery life is a big concern. Electronic hardware has evolved to handle these low power needs. Processors have many different power modes depending on what is required. And
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02/04/2014
In terms of performance requirements for a power device, a solar inverter is one of the most demanding industrial applications. First, for a grid tie inverter, efficiency directly relates to income generation, so device performance is paramount. Also a long and reliable life, on the order of 20 years or more,
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02/04/2014

 



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