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Energy Efficiency

September 2014
Shmuel De-Leon Energy will hold a seminar program focused on the present and future needs for portable energy, and highlighting the latest technological developments. The seminars offer a novel opportunity where battery and fuel cell developers/ engineers/ Users/ Pack assemblers/ manufacturers/ raw & battery
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09/30/2014
Cree claims industry-first 1.7kV all-SiC power module

Cree’s all-SiC 1700V power module

Cree, continues to extend its leadership in silicon carbide (SiC) power device technology with the release of the industry’s first all-SiC 1.7kV power module in an industry standard 62mm housing. Powered by Cree’s C2M™ large area SiC chip technology, the new half-bridge module exhibits an impressive 8mOhm
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09/30/2014
NTC announced that is has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. NTC was selected as a finalist for its innovative, industry leading product, Trickle Up! Customer Engagement
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09/30/2014

Allegro’s A1366 Hall sensor IC joins extremely low noise with high resolution

The A1366 from Allegro MicroSystems

The A1366 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a factory-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC designed to achieve high accuracy and resolution by the use of advanced temperature compensation technology. The proprietary linearly interpolated temperature compensation technology, programmed
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09/30/2014
Microchip Bluetooth starter kit available from Mouser

DM320018 PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip Technology

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the DM320018 PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip Technology. The DM320018 is a low cost Bluetooth development platform based on the 32-bit Microchip PIC32MX270F256D microcontroller. This easy to use starter kit features a Bluetooth HCI module, single-chip 3 axis accelerometer
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09/30/2014
Micro PLC platform puts Industry 4.0 power in the palm of your hand

Micro PLC platform from Maxim Integrated Products

Using the Micro PLC platform from Maxim Integrated Products, designers now have the tools to implement Industry 4.0 with less power, parts, and total costs. The platform consists of five reference designs which can operate as stand-alone subsystems and be configured and tested with a laptop’s USB port. A
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09/30/2014
David Niewolny of Freescale on designing for medical in the Cloud

David Niewolny of Freescale

In this PSDcast David Niewolny of Freescale talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about designing  devices for the next generation of medical applications, from wearables to stationary cloud-based systems. From connectivity issues to battery life to system efficiency, device designers have a lot
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09/29/2014
NREL software tool a boon for wind industry

In the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) Insight Center, NREL Senior Engineer Pat Moriarty, left, and NREL Senior Engineer Paul Fleming review velocity (blue) and turbulence (yellow) in a simulation of the Lillgrund Wind Farm in Denmark.

Wind energy is blowing away skeptics—it's so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department's goal of 20% wind energy by 2030. That extra efficiency may be realized with
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09/29/2014
Linear's femtoamp bias-current op-amps offer 500MHz gain bandwidth for TIA & buffer apps

LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps

Linear Technology announced the LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps, which deliver outstanding performance for high speed and high dynamic range transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and buffer applications. With just 3fA bias current at 25°C and 4pA max over the entire -40°C to 125°C temperature
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09/29/2014
Novel transistor tech promises improved efficiency in mobile devices

Dr. Jiyoung Kim (left) and Dr. Kyeongjae “K.J.” Cho examine a wafer used to make transistors. The two created new technology that could reduce energy consumption in mobile devices and computers

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn’t die after a few hours of heavy use. This technology, published online in Nature Communications,
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09/29/2014
Vishay's latest rectifiers offer high efficiency for telecom and LED lighting

200V Gen-2 TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers

Vishay Intertechnology introduced 15 new 200V Gen-2 TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers featuring a wide range of current ratings from 5A to 30A in four power package options. With low forward voltage drops down to 0.65V typical at 15A, the rectifiers offer high-efficiency operation for telecom power
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09/26/2014
The Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap for Emerging Water Heating Technologies provides recommendations to the Building Technologies Office (BTO) on R&D activities to pursue that will aid in achieving BTO’s energy savings goals. For water heating, BTO targets 19% and 37% primary energy savings
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09/26/2014
Progea's Pro.Lean is a novel Lean Manufacturing solution that gathers production data and downtime information in real time, preventing any inefficiency or malfunction issues. Pro.Lean is an innovative, simple and affordable Movicon™ module that makes it possible to gather and record production data in auto
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09/26/2014
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, and power conversion specialist Transphorm have announced a newly formed partnership to co-develop and co-market gallium nitride (GaN) based products and power system solutions for a variety of high voltage applications in the industrial, computing, telecom
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09/26/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has announced it will hold its popular annual Capacitor Application Seminar in Las Vegas on November 11-13 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas. This will be the 14th consecutive year for this Capacitor Application event. The
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09/26/2014
A $300m market for thin and flexible batteries by 2024

Changing composition of the thin and flexible batteries market

Form factor is becoming a major driver shaping innovation and transforming the energy storage industry globally. This is fuelled by the emergence of new market categorises such as wearable electronic devices and Internet of Things (IoT), which demand thinness and flexibility. These needs add a new force to current
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09/26/2014
The World Energy Forum 2014 will take place October 20 - 23, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. When much of the world’s attention is focused on economic and social development and the pursuit of human well being, the world’s leaders will join together in Spain to meet the challenges of the 21st century, epitomized
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09/26/2014
David Andeen of Maxim on industrial automation

David Andeen of Maxim

In this PSDcast friend of the show David Andeen of Maxim Integrated talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about industrial control, industrial automation, motor control, and process automation applications. Due to the complexity of the systems involved, binary/digital sensors and switches are also frequently
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09/26/2014
America Semiconductor releases high-voltage, utrafast Schottky rectifier modules

Avalanche energy rated AK2S200-170 modules integrate two fully independent diodes

America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, released their latest high-voltage, Schottky rectifier. The avalanche energy rated AK2S200-170 modules integrate two fully independent diodes in a compact, fully insulated, standard SOT-227 package. The diodes'
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09/25/2014
In response to the increasing interest in 400V within their industries, data center and telecom leaders Anderson Power Products (APP), Emerson Network Power, IBM, Universal Electric Corporation and Vicor Corporation will demonstrate a 400V DC ecosystem during INTELEC, Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Vancouver. The
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09/25/2014
At the world’s biggest electronics show, electronica in Munich (Nov. 11-14, 2014/Hall A5-Booth 562) ROHM Semiconductor will present its most recent developments from the company’s R&D centers as well as co-developments with partners which have been manufactured in its fully integrated production sites.
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09/25/2014
Renesas launches MCUs with expanded brushless DC motor-control support

RL78/G1G Group microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics is expanding its safety and efficiency support for home appliances and tools with the innovative RL78/G1G Group of microcontrollers (MCUs). In complement to its current brushless DC motor control (BLDC) MCU offerings, Renesas delivers power-efficient performance with shorter development time
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09/25/2014
You have to play to win

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

The biggest problem we face in dealing with the large-scale societal issues challenging America is the fact that the solutions involve a mix of technological skill and political will. Going to the moon is a perfect example. We have the technology, our GDP is sufficient, and America has the skillsets and can
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09/24/2014
The Energy Department presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The industry leaders are commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and helping to significantly reduce
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09/24/2014
IAR Systems launched version 7.30 of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM® with full support for the new ARM Cortex®-M7 processor core. The processor brings high performance and efficient processing to support devices featuring embedded intelligence across the industrial, infrastructure and domestic sectors. Using
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09/24/2014
SEGGER is one of the first tool vendors to announce their support for the latest ARM® Cortex®-M7 architecture. SEGGER’s industry standard J-Link debug probes and middleware products, including embOS and the new emSecure Digital Signature Library are Cortex-M7 ready, ensuring innovators and early adopters
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09/24/2014
EPC unveils EPC2100 monolithic GaN half-bridge

EPC2100 monolithic GaN half-bridge

EPC announced the EPC2100, the first commercially-available enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge. By integrating two eGaN power FETs into a single device, interconnect inductances and the interstitial space needed on the PCB are eliminated. This increases both efficiency (especially at higher
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09/24/2014
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of ARM® Cortex®-M core microcontrollers, announced the extension of its STM32 family of more than 500 pin- and software-compatible microcontrollers. The new STM32 F7 microcontroller
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09/24/2014
Freescale Semiconductor announced its support for the recently unveiled ARM Cortex-M7 core, which Freescale plans to leverage for new levels of performance and power efficiency in forthcoming embedded SoCs. A leading ARM partner and an early adopter of multiple ARM products, Freescale was the first to market
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09/24/2014
One of the most important features in switched mode power supplies is power density. It is crucial for high-power applications like server and telecom but it is also a key factor for low- to mid-power designs like battery chargers and adapters. Let’s explore the performance of advanced solutions
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09/23/2014
The efficiency improvement of power converters is one of the major reasons why digital power is becoming increasingly popular. For specific requirements, digital control allows using the best fitted control strategy and comfortable, intricate tweaking of efficiency. This means the power supply can operate in
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09/23/2014
Silicon Labs simplifies clock tree design for complex internet infrastructure applications

Silicon Labs’ Clock Tree Expert tool

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, launched an online timing utility that eases the complexity of designing clock trees for a wide range of Internet infrastructure applications including high-speed networking, telecommunications and data center equipment. Silicon
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09/23/2014
Democratizing the design process

Martin Keenan of RS Components

Engineers want to innovate and develop new ways of doing things, but more often than not they will come up against some formidable barriers. There are multiple and ever-increasing challenges for engineers in today’s product development environment. One major issue is keeping skills up to date and keeping up
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09/23/2014
Industry’s smallest encapsulated 60W AC-DC supply comes in PCB or chassis mount

ECE60 series of single output encapsulated 60 Watt AC-DC power supplies

XP Power announced the ECE60 series of single output encapsulated 60 Watt AC-DC power supplies. Suiting applications that require a slim profile, a high power density and low no-load power consumption, the ECE60 is available in either PCB mount, chassis mounted with screw terminals, or in a DIN rail mount configuration.
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09/22/2014
RS Components launches IoT-themed site via DesignSpark

IoT Design Centre

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor for engineers, has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) themed area via its online DesignSpark community, providing software design tools and resources ideal for rapid prototyping and product development. Hosted under Design Centres,
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09/22/2014
Intersil’s highly-integrated Li-ion charger safeguards battery in automotive eCall systems

ISL78692, a 4.1V single-cell battery charger

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL78692, a 4.1V single-cell battery charger designed to extend the life of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. The ISL78692 battery charger dissipates lower leakage
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09/22/2014
Rapidly growing demand for data capacity means that data center power requirements are increasingly reaching megawatt rather than kilowatt levels. Let’s looks at how UPS providers can respond to this challenge while maintaining the availability and energy efficiency standards enjoyed by lower power installations. Data
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09/20/2014
As engineering teams are continuously being pushed to deliver leading edge designs in much reduced time frames, they must now look every possible advantage in order to meet these aggressive requirements. One such way to achieve this is to reduce the internal testing of any new components being used. Procurement
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09/20/2014
From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time using a water-based solution, researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting
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09/19/2014
ARM CTO Mike Muller's speech from the Publitek pre-elecronica event

ARM CTO and co-founder Mike Muller

In this PSDcast, a dinner speech at the Publitek pre-electronica event, ARM CTO and co-founder Mike Muller talks about the history of electronics and processor technology, going from its origins in the very beginning to the latest challenges of the Internet of Things and the issues of energy and thermal management
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09/19/2014
Honeywell Sensing and Control to show advanced sensing solutions at electronica

“Sensing Sensation” sphere displays showcasing Honeywell sensor technology

Honeywell will be showcasing a variety of products at the upcoming Electronica show in Hall 13, Booth 325 November 11-14 in Munich. Among those, will be two new products introduced this year, Honeywell’s Anisotropic Magnetoresistive (AMR) Sensor ICs, Nanopower Series and new additions to Honeywell’s Basic
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09/19/2014
II-VII, a leading provider of amplification solutions for next-generation optical networks, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2014) in Booth #503, on September 22-24, 2014 in Cannes, France, where it will showcase
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09/19/2014
Power Integrations latest LinkSwitch-HP switcher ICs in stock at Mouser

LinkSwitch-HP Family

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the LinkSwitch-HP Family of Energy Efficient Off-Line Switchers from Power Integrations. These switching power supply ICs dramatically simplify power supply circuit designs by eliminating many common external components such as an optocoupler and secondary control circuit components.
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09/19/2014
Powder composites with low magnetostriction for high efficiency

Sectional view: SMP choke with high-frequency wire winding

SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus, German manufacturer of inductive components, will introduce at this year’s Electronica in Munich chokes for power electronics applications. The components are low-loss, have good EMC characteristics, high energy storage capacity and a space-efficient design. The components' cores
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09/19/2014
U.S. commercial businesses spend over $100 billion on energy annually with much of that consumption coming from building systems such as HVAC, lighting, security, elevators and fire protection.  For example, in a commercial building, lighting alone can account for almost 35% of the total energy used. Experts
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09/18/2014
Linear's latest boost-inverter DC/DC converter handles input sources from a single-cell Li-ion to automotive inputs
Linear Technology announced the LT8580, a current mode, fixed frequency step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 1A, 65V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.55V to 40V, making it suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion to automotive inputs. The LT8580 can
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09/16/2014
ON Semi's high-performance SiP aids precision sensing in portable medical devices

Struix semi-customizable System-in-Package solution

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has responded to rapidly-evolving product development demands within the portable medical market by introducing Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics
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09/16/2014
Dresser-Rand, a leader in environmentally-friendly technology platforms in distributed power generation for the oil and gas, industrial, institutional, and commercial industries, welcomed more than 50 clients, industry experts and other guests to Olean, N.Y. for “Echogen Technology Day” to introduce its
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09/16/2014
Teledyne LeCroy introduces 500 MHz, $5,000 WaveJet Touch portable oscilloscope

WaveJet Touch

The availability of a touch screen as well as powerful debug tools and advanced triggering is unique among oscilloscopes with comparable specifications and pricing. Built on the popular WaveJet 300 oscilloscope platform, the WaveJet Touch is available in two models with 350 MHz or 500 MHz bandwidth, four channels,
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09/16/2014
Ashley Leonard of Verismic on enterprise power management

Ashley Leonard of Verismic

In this PSDcast Ashley Leonard, CEO of Verismic, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues of power management in facilities and businesses. Between energy efficiency demands on one side and regulations being implemented (initially in the UK) that force companies to monitor and manage their
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09/16/2014
Munich’s exhibition center, Messe München, will open its doors from 11 to 14 November 2014 for the 26th electronica. The leading international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications has the heading “Welcome to Planet e”. VACUUMSCHMELZE will again be present, exhibiting new products
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09/16/2014
Patti Engineering, a leader in control systems integration, announced details of its engineering support for the installation and commissioning of a new Krones bottling line for Texas regional craft brewer, Real Ale Brewing Company. Real Ale Brewing has wide spread Texas distribution of its handcrafted ales
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09/16/2014
Vicor announced its participation at Electronica 2014, the international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications hosted in Munich, Germany, November 11 – 14. At the event, Vicor will announce and exhibit the newest additions to its portfolio of power component products, spanning the
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09/16/2014
Ascatron, experts in silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxy and Norstel, a pioneer in SiC substrates and epitaxy wafers, have entered into a cooperation agreement to jointly address the market for SiC epitaxy. Both Norstel and Ascatron are already providing SiC epitaxy to the power electronic industry, but by utilizing
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09/16/2014
As the number of voltage rails continues to grow inside systems due to higher complexity and proliferation of digital content, it is essential to have a mechanism to monitor and control these rails. Often times there can be as many as 50 point-of-load voltage rails and system designers need to be able to easily
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09/15/2014
STMicro's latest 100V transistors drive efficiency in automotive systems

STripFET F7 series low-voltage Power MOSFETs

STMicroelectronics has extended its leading-edge STripFET F7 series of low-voltage Power MOSFETs with three new 100V automotive-grade devices. The STH315N10F7-2, STH315N10F7-6, and STP315N10F7 feature an optimized body-drain diode performance that minimizes voltage spikes and switching noise over the operating
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09/15/2014
EPCOS piezo actuators raise the bar on performance

EPCOS piezo actuators

TDK announced the third generation of EPCOS piezo actuators with copper internal electrodes, which offer both improved performance and higher cost-effectiveness. These innovative actuators are characterized by outstanding stability and reliability. They can operate a billion switching cycles without failures
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09/15/2014
Out of the energy harvesting technologies being commercialized, thermoelectric generators have received significant attention with several new products having been launched in the past few years. Most significant market segments have been building and industrial automation so far, with the interest in waste
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09/12/2014
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is exhibiting its latest products at ECCE, the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo being held in Pittsburgh, USA from September 14 – 18. The event is the world’s leading technical conference and exhibition focussing
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09/12/2014
Christoph Wieser of Vicor on power component design

Christoph Wieser of Vicor

In this PSDcast Christoph Wieser of Vicor talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about power component design methodology and what it means to engineers in terms of power system design and to overall system size and performance. Christoph talks about the latest product advances that supports its development,
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09/11/2014
Paultre on Power - Christoph Wieser von Vicor Ãber component power design (German Language Podcast)

Christoph Wieser von Vicor

In diesem aktuellen Podcast unterhält sich Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design mit Christoph Wieser, Regional Sales Manager Central Europe bei Vicor, über die sogenannte „Component Power Design“ Methodologie. Er behandelt, was dies allgemein für den Ingenieur in der Entwicklung von Stromversorgungs-Systemen
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09/11/2014
Morgan Advanced Materials announced advances in their range of materials grown using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes. Morgan’s CVD Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Pyrolytic Boron Nitride (PBN) materials are ideal for use in semiconductor applications, including rapid thermal processing and plasma etch
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09/11/2014
GreenPeak's ZigBee chip empowers remote controls

GP565 smart-home radio chip

GreenPeak Technologies, a leading smart-home semiconductor & system company, launched the GP565 Smart Home radio chip for remote controls, that supports voice control, motion sensing and the ZRC 2.0 protocol. Next-generation remotes use RF instead of infrared (IR) and will be able to control all the home’s
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09/11/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation technology company, announced details for an upcoming “PowerED” power education webinar series this fall. This free series takes an in-depth look at the major challenges facing the power industry today, along with groundbreaking solutions to overcome them.  
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09/11/2014
Power Integrations' CAPZero X-capacitor discharge ICs meet IEC 62368

CAPZero two-terminal automatic X-capacitor discharge IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced that its CAPZero® family of innovative, two-terminal, automatic X-capacitor discharge ICs has been certified to meet IEC 62368, the new over-arching safety standard covering TVs and IT equipment.
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09/11/2014
PCIM Asia is an independent, clearly defined event with full integration and a constant exchange between its conference and exhibition. Conference delegates, exhibitors and visitors meet under one roof at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition And Convention Center (Pudong). Experts from industry and
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09/10/2014
Toshiba announced that it has been selected as the battery supplier for the next generation, all-electric, zero-emission bus from Proterra, a leading electric vehicle (EV) transit bus manufacturer. The fleet will use Toshiba’s Rechargeable Batteries (SCiB™), a safe rechargeable battery solution with high-rate
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09/10/2014
The 4th International Workshop on Power Supply on Chip (PowerSoC2014) will be held at Northeastern University Boston MA on October 6-8, 2014. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring, and the College of Engineering (COE) of Northeastern
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09/10/2014
As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency
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09/09/2014
To help with the growing use of LTE services throughout enterprises and public spaces, Airvana, a leading provider of small cell solutions, has selected the combination of Freescale’s QorIQ QonvergeB4860 and BSC9131baseband SoCs to power its OneCellTM system. OneCell is the world’s first multi-operator small
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09/09/2014
Vishay VRPower integrated DrMOS power stages deliver high current, efficiency, and power density

VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage

Vishay Intertechnology introduced their latest family of VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage solutions in the low-profile, thermally enhanced PowerPAK MLP 5 mm by 5 mm 31-pin package. Delivering currents in excess of 60 A per phase, Vishay Siliconix SiC620 devices are 30 % smaller than previous-generation 6
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09/09/2014
Paul Lee of Intersil on intelligent power monitoring

Paul Lee of Intersil

In this PSDcast Paul Lee of Intersil talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the role of intelligent power monitoring in the latest cloud-based and tethered systems. Intersil's ISL2802x digital power monitor (DPM) family delivers high accuracy measurements in a wide input common mode voltage range
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09/09/2014
Excelsys to show their 1KW XSolo and UltiMod power supplies at Electronica 2014

UltiMod and XSolo products

Excelsys Technologies, specialists in high efficiency user configurable power supplies, announced that they will be exhibiting at Electronica 2014 in Munich from the 11th to 14th of November. Located in Hall B2, Booth 219, the Excelsys booth is bigger than ever and they are looking forward to meeting existing
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09/08/2014
Eduardo Montanez of Freescale on advanced MCUs in the IoT

Eduardo Montanez of Freescale

In this PSDcast Eduardo Montanez of Freescale talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the demands being placed on the microcontrollers driving the intelligent devices populating it. Freescale's Kinetis Microcontrollers (MCUs) consist of multiple hardware- and software-compatible
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09/08/2014
Registration is now open for Ridley Engineering's four-day comprehensive Power Supply Design Workshops. Mornings are steeped in theory, design ideas, control schemes and magnetics applications. Afternoons are spent in the lab exploring and applying concepts, winding custom magnetics, building and testing circuits,
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09/08/2014
Linear's 24V triple-output synchronous step-down controller works from -55°C to 150°C

LTC3853 triple-output synchronous step-down switching regulator controller

Linear Technology announced the H- and MP-grade versions of the LTC3853, a triple-output synchronous step-down switching regulator controller. This device operates over a 4.5V to 24V input voltage range, can produce output currents up to 20A per phase with output voltages ranging from 0.8V to 13.5V at up to
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09/08/2014
Bryce Osoinach of Freeescale on sensors in the IoT

Bryce Osoinach of Freeescale

In this PSDcast Bryce Osoinach of Freeescale talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Desgn about the challenges of designing power-efficient devices for the Internet of Things (IoT), especially in the area of sensor systems. No matter the device, there can be no precision or intelligence without feedback, and
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09/05/2014
OLED lighting is an emerging solid-state lighting technology. It potentially provides a route into the large and growing global lighting market. It however faces a critical differentiation challenge vis-à-vis incumbents such as inorganic LED lighting. In the new report OLED Lighting Opportunities 2014-2025:
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09/05/2014
Omron launches efficient high-power DC relay

Omron G9EJ-1-E relay

To address the growing market for high voltage DC battery powered systems and renewable energy applications, Omron Electronic Components Europe has added an efficient DC power relay suitable for bicycle and scooter charging stations, UPSs, battery management systems, elevators, industrial robots, solar / wind
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09/05/2014
This webcast will show how to test modulation formats, pulse shaping and distortions for complex modulated signals or multi-level digital interfaces. Explore the possibilities with Keysight's new arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) that enables leading edge signal generation for 100G, 400G and 1 Terabit
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09/05/2014
electronica India 2014 and productronica India 2014 will highlight technology innovations and recent developments in the electronics manufacturing sector. With participation from leading companies from the electronics hardware industry, the opportunity to witness the changing landscape of the sector is one that
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09/05/2014
VARTA Microbattery and HÃganÃs collaborate on novel electric bike drive system

Eclino drive systems are engineered to optimize the performance of electric bikes

VARTA-Microbattery, a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, and Höganäs, a world-reknown producer of metal powders for the automotive components industry, today announced the Eclino™ series of drive systems engineered
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09/04/2014
PCIM Europe is one of the most leading events combining a user-oriented international conference and exhibition in the field of power electronics.You have until 15 October 2014 to submit your abstract. Become a speaker and participate with an oral paper or a poster and benefit from the PCIM Europe
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Date:
09/04/2014
Innovative Power’s single-phase Step/Control Transformers suit industrial applications

Innovative Power's latest Single Phase 50/60 Hz Step/Control Series Transformer

Featuring superior reliability, advanced performance and rugged construction, Innovative Power's latest Single Phase 50/60 Hz Step/Control Series Transformers is well suited for industrial applications, including motor speed control. Step up/down control transformers reduce electrical voltage, with their primary
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Date:
09/04/2014
It has become apparent that the investment returns from semiconductor companies have underperformed the S&P 500 since the turn of the century. One of the key reasons for this underperformance is the increased investment required for each new generation of silicon-based product. This is a reversal of Moore’s
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Date:
09/04/2014
Transphorm announced that it has secured fundamental patents in the area of Gallium Nitride (GaN) power conversion. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent number 8,816,751 titled “Inductive Load Power Switching Circuits” was granted August 26, 2014 and the patent application number
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Date:
09/03/2014
ROHM’s latest low-power MCU includes Class D speaker amp

ML610Q304 MCU

LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group Company, has recently announced the development of a low-power microcontroller that integrates an 8bit low power MCU core, speech synthesis circuit, high efficiency Class D speaker amp, non-volatile memory, and oscillator circuit on a single chip, making audio playback possible
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Date:
09/03/2014
SL Power's 65W AC/DC supply targets next-generation medical devices

MB65S 65-watt single-output convection-cooled AC/DC power supply

SL Power Electronics, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of rugged, highly reliable power supplies, introduced the latest addition to its advanced medical-grade power supply family, the MB65S. This 65-watt single-output convection-cooled family of AC/DC power supplies is designed to meet the new
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Date:
09/03/2014
Machines account for two-thirds of all electricity consumed by the industrial sector. According to the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association, 10–15 percent of all energy used in Germany's industrial sector could be saved through the use of intelligent automation systems alone. That corresponds
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Date:
09/02/2014

 



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