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Energy Efficiency

February 2015
In this episode of PSDtv Active-Semi describes their latest motor and motion-conrol technology at embedded world 2015 for Power Systems Design. Active-Semi offers complete
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02/27/2015
Ross Sabolcik of Silicon Labs on the IoT

Ross Sabolcik of Silicon Labs

In this PSDcast Ross Sabolcik, VP and GM for Analog, Power, and Sensors at Silicon Labs talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Designs about the buzz and the reality of the Internet of Things (IoT). The reality of the IoT is that it is a convergence of inter-related core technologies creating intelligent connected
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02/27/2015
Linear's latest synchronous step-down regulator offers integrated current sensing

The LT8613 6A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology released the LT8613, a 6A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator with integrated current sensing. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode operation keeps quiescent current under 3µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3.4V to 42V input
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02/27/2015

To benchmark new technology for electric vehicles it is vital to look at all of the off-road, on-road, water and airborne e-vehicles analysed in the IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicle Forecasts, Trends and Opportunities 2015-2025". For example, electric cars will have at least six types of energy harvesting
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02/27/2015
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has successfully demonstrated its second generation Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF) technology featuring a unique pixel micro-lens technology that enables fast focus at 25 Lux light levels. This unique technology has been successfully implemented on a 13
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02/27/2015
Freescale Semiconductor introduced an analog dual-path battery charger for wearable and portable Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The single-cell, Li-Ion and Li-Polymer BC3770 charger is fully programmable, features a small form factor and supports fast charging for portable embedded systems, such as those
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02/27/2015
Dresser-Rand, a supplier of environmentally friendly technology platforms in power generation for the oil and gas, industrial, institutional, and commercial industries, will introduce a variety of custom energy systems at the POWER-GEN Russia and HydroVision Russia Exhibition 2015 that are designed to help meet
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02/27/2015
Infineon's latest 650V IGBTs offer high efficiency for fast switching in electric and hybrid vehicles

AEC-Q-qualified TRENCHSTOP5 AUTO IGBT

Infineon Technologies announced a family of robust 650V IGBTs that can deliver very high efficiency in fast-switching automotive applications. The AEC-Q-qualified TRENCHSTOP5 AUTO IGBTs will reduce power losses and improve reliability in electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications such
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02/27/2015
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, launched a new extension board for the company’s popular Xplained platform at Embedded World Nuremberg. Featuring a Bosch Sensortec BNO055 intelligent 9- axis absolute orientation sensor, the new extension board connects directly to Atmel’s Xplained
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02/27/2015
Altera announced its collaboration with Mentor Graphics to provide embedded software developers access to best-in-class Vista virtual platforms that support Altera’s entire SoC FPGA portfolio, including its third-generation 14 nm Stratix 10 SoCs with a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. These advanced
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02/27/2015
Mouser launches next-gen robotics tech site

Mouser’s technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in robotics technologies

Mouser Electronics announced their new Robotics Technology site at embedded world 2015. Mouser’s technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in robotics technologies, and the newest components from Mouser Electronics for building robotics systems. The
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02/27/2015
Lattice Semi's latest reference designs expedite & simplify USB Type-C implementation

The three solutions offered by Lattice address both Cable Detect (CD) and Power Delivery (PD) functions

Lattice Semiconductor, a leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, announced three new, freely-downloadable reference designs that enable designers working in consumer, industrial and other sectors to quickly implement the cable detect and power delivery functions required to unlock
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02/27/2015
Freescale Semiconductor introduced an analog dual-path battery charger for wearable and portable Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The single-cell, Li-Ion and Li-Polymer BC3770 charger is fully programmable, features a small form factor and supports fast charging for portable embedded systems, such as those
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02/25/2015
Vishay's dual inductor saves space, offers high temperature range for Class D amplifiers

IHLD series low-profile, high-current dual inductors

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first device in its new IHLD series of low-profile, high-current dual inductors. Offering two inductors in one 4032 package, the space-saving automotive-grade IHLD-4032KB-5A is the industry's first dual inductor to offer a high operating temperature range to +155 °C. The
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02/25/2015
Microchip's latest MCU family provides multiple independent closed-loop power channels

The PIC16(L)F1769 family

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany a new family of 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC16(L)F1769 family. This family is the first PIC MCU to offer up to two independent closed
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02/25/2015
Keysight's Infiniium V-Series oscilloscopes offer greater insights in validation & debug

Infiniium V-Series oscilloscope

Keysight Technologies introduced the Infiniium V-Series oscilloscopes, which provide superior measurement accuracy, enhanced analysis tools and advanced probing systems. With models that range from 8 GHz to 33 GHz, the V-Series enables circuit designers and engineers to make rapid progress from first silicon
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02/25/2015
Wuerth's SMD air coils target high-frequency apps

WE-CAIR air coils

High-frequency applications, especially in the area of radio technology, require air coils with a particularly high Q-factor. Specifically adapted to the current market requirements for this area of applications, Wuerth Electronics is now expanding its portfolio of WE-CAIR air coils by the new design types 1322
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02/25/2015
Qnovo, a supplier of innovative mobile fast charging solutions, announced a new approach to reducing mobile device battery-related returns. Qnovo Analytics (QNA) continuously monitors battery health and provides diagnostics to quickly resolve consumer battery issues. Mobile consumers cite battery
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02/25/2015
Maxim Integrated Products is demonstrating highly-integrated analog solutions for embedded applications at the Embedded World 2015 Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany (February 24–26, 2015). Organized in three demo areas for Industrial Power, Industrial Interface, and Signal Chain, Maxim’s solutions
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02/25/2015
Lynx Software Technologies, a leader in real-time security technologies, announced that both its LynxOS 7.0 RTOS and its LynxSecure separation kernel hypervisor are moving to new ARM-based processors. The development allows the military-grade security offered by these products to be applied to the protection
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02/25/2015
Andrew Johnson of CUI on Level VI Standards

Andrew Johnson of CUI

In this PSDcast Andrew Johnson of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the neccessary migration to Level VI power standards and the issues involved. Procuring power supplies has always been a hunt for specs and compliance, and understanding
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02/23/2015
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has been invited to present three technical presentations and chair a conference session at the 19th annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition (CMSE 2015), which will take place March 2–4,
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02/23/2015
FX Luminaire's Luxor ZDC lighting controller provides zoning, dimming, and color capabilities

Luxor ZDC LED lighting controller

FX Luminaire announced the release of the Luxor ZDC, a novel LED lighting controller with zoning, dimming, & color capabilities. “The ZDC offers a spectrum of 30,000 color possibilities for those residences and businesses who want the latest LED technology,” said Ryan Williams, FX Luminaire Product Manager. “The
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02/23/2015
STMicro's STM32L4 microcontrollers overcome performance limitations for ultra-low-power apps

The STM32L4 series targets next-generation energy-conscious consumer, industrial, medical, and metering applications

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has combined its ultra low-power microcontroller technology with ARM Cortex-M4 know-how to create the STM32L4 series for next-generation energy-conscious consumer, industrial, medical, and metering applications. The
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02/23/2015
The PCIM Asia 2015 international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management will take place from 24 – 26 June in Shanghai. The focus is on power electronic components and systems and the special requirements for applications in China and Asia. The
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02/23/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Research conducted by the element14 Community, an online community of more than 300,000 electronics engineers, has revealed high consumer interest worldwide in the Internet of Things (IoT) and a huge potential value to developing economies. The study, conducted as part of
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02/20/2015
Prime time for printed sensors

Various examples of printed sensors demonstrated at events

When I explain printed electronics, I like to distinguish between the old kind printed electronics and the new ones. A decade ago, people were trying to replace silicon by organic semiconductors - materials that could be directly printed. This idea that you could make transistors in a roll-to-roll fashion just
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02/20/2015
Excelsys Technologies announced that the company has been awarded the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Accredited Employer standard by Engineers Ireland. Excelsys, a leading power supply manufacturer and designer of high efficiency, low profile power supplies for a variety of markets, recognizes the
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02/20/2015
Jensen Transformers announced the launch of the company's new website. According to Dave Hill, General Manager: "The new website has been a long time in coming and represents a phenomenal resource for our customers. Jensen Transformers has a profile on the world stage and our new website will greatly support
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02/20/2015
The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) welcomes a new collaborative partner, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), based in Chicago, IL. “The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Midwest's largest & most diverse membership organization of its kind, is working to accelerate the adoption
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02/20/2015
The Energy Department's SunShot Initiative launched the largest-of-its-kind, 60-day online hackathon to quickly build prototype solutions and products that address barriers to greater solar energy deployment and drive down the costs of solar energy. Approximately 700,000 coders, developers, and data scientists
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02/20/2015
The new Infineon DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino is now available for purchase from Newark element14, a global electronics distributor and online community for design engineers and hobbyists. The product enables fast and inexpensive prototyping of DC motor control. Infineon’s DC Motor Control
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02/20/2015
Travis Summerlin of TI on the latest changes to the SMBus specification

Travis Summerlin of PMBUS

In this PSDcast Travis Summerlin, PMBus Spec Working Group Chairman and System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) Director (also with Texas Instruments), talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about communication protocols and the latest changes and updates to the System Management Bus (SMBus). The SMIF
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02/18/2015
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leader in ICs for Power Conversion, and Flextronics, an innovative supply-chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a wide range of industries
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02/18/2015
Leader program to promote efficiency in China’s white goods

China White Goods Shipment Forecast (Thousands of Units)

China’s status as the world’s largest home appliance market and its huge demand for electricity are key factors driving the country’s introduction of a new program to improve energy efficiency across high-energy-consuming industries, including the home appliances sector, according to IHS Technology. The
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02/18/2015
GE's latest 228W DC/DC quarter-brick boasts high efficiency

QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converter

GE’s Critical Power business has expanded its Hammerhead series of DC-DC modules with the 228-watt (W) quarter-brick QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converters. The low-height modules provide a single, precisely regulated output voltage over an ultra-wide input voltage range of 18-75 volts DC. The new DC-DC converters
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02/18/2015
Freescale Semiconductor, a leader in advanced systems solutions for the latest virtualised networks, and Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, announced they are expanding a long-term partnership in both commercial and research endeavours. As part of the expansion, the companies
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02/18/2015
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Semiconductor Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2015 titled, “Latest Advances in Power Semiconductors, a Less Biased Discussion.” The APEC session will take place onTuesday, March 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m.-11:55 a.m. at the Charlotte Convention
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02/18/2015
Vishay's PowerPAK SC-70 20V MOSFET increases power density and Reliability to Portable Electronics

Vishay Siliconix SiA466EDJ 20V n-channel TrenchFET power MOSFET

Vishay Intertechnology released a new 20V n-channel TrenchFET power MOSFET in the ultra-compact thermally enhanced PowerPAK SC-70 package. Providing increased power density and reliability for portable electronics, the Vishay Siliconix SiA466EDJ offers the industry's highest package-limited continuous drain
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02/18/2015
AVX claims lowest-profile high CV tantalum capacitor

AVX 206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world's lowest profile high CV tantalum capacitor: the new 47μF 8V 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip. Both thin and flat, the new 1206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors measure 3.4mm in length, 1.8mm in width, and feature
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02/17/2015
Analog Devices announced that  Elster has selected ADI’s ADF7241 smart metering solution for use in gas and electricity meters that Elster is designing as part of a nationwide energy efficiency initiative sponsored by the British government. Under the Smart Metering Implementation Programme, more than
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02/17/2015
Ray Almgren of National Instruments on power test trends

Ray Almgren of National Instruments

In this PSDcast Ray Almgren of National Instruments talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current and developing trends in test and measurement in electronic design. With the challenges facing the engineering community in the areas of the IoT, smart grid, and the smart facility, using the best
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02/17/2015
Lattice Semiconductor, a leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, announced that it will be unveiling new programmable industrial automation solutions focused on vision, video and display and real-world industrial bridging and interface solutions. Embedded World runs February
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02/16/2015
Stadium Power's redundant 1U industrial PC power supply touts high efficiency

the 800 watt M1V2-5801V4H 1+1 micro redundant 1U industrial PC power supply

Stadium Power, a leading provider of power supply solutions, now offers the 800 watt M1V2-5801V4H 1+1 micro redundant 1U industrial PC power supply for secure bulk power applications including digital imaging, file servers, storage systems, workstations, blade servers, communication systems, telecom/broadcast
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02/16/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the topic conferences, articles, and blogs. Much of this has focused on the standards for communication and security of the information and devices. Just as important is powering the myriad of devices that comprise the IoT. It is worthwhile to first describe what makes up
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02/14/2015
In today’s increasingly hyperconnected world, it is essential that all new designs minimize power consumption and are protected from being cloned, reverse engineered, or tampered with in order to protect embedded intellectual property, system data, and the system itself.  FPGAs play a key role in meeting
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02/14/2015
The easily discerned lines separating cyberspace and the “real world” are disappearing. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), physical objects are increasingly integrated in information systems and individuals are interacting with vast distributed networks dozens of times a day. Clearly, the IoT
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02/14/2015
Switch-mode battery chargers are popular choices in applications due to their topology flexibility, multi-chemistry charging, high charging efficiencies which minimize heat to enable fast charge times and wide operating voltage ranges. Nevertheless, some downsides of switching chargers include relatively high
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02/14/2015
Ultra-precision, high-side current sensing is crucial in applications where one must measure the current entering or leaving a battery. Today many digital multimeters feature four-lead Kelvin sensing to eliminate the series resistance of the multimeter leads and give an accurate voltage drop across a given resistor. Similarly,
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02/14/2015
In accordance with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY-SUN initiatives that are expanding New York’s clean energy industry and the US Department Of Energy’s (DOE) Sunshot Initiative to reduce solar energy installation costs to 6 cents per kWh by 2020, the US Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) has successfully
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02/13/2015
Brian Williams of 3D Designs on next-gen energy generation

Brian Williams of 3D Designs

In this PSDcast Brian Williams of 3D Designs talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the next generation of energy generation, and a novel power-generation technology 3D Designs has developed. 3D Design's subsonic bladeless turbine (SBT) technology takes a working fluid from a reservoir in a vapor
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02/13/2015
Electric Imp connectivity platform reduces NYC building energy usage up to 15%
According to the New York City government, buildings within its five boroughs are the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. New York-based clean energy company Bonded Energy Solutions concluded that the biggest compliance challenge that building managers faced involved how much energy their properties
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02/13/2015
Dave Hughes of HCC Embedded on intelligent systems in the IoT

Dave Hughes of HCC Embedded

in this PSDcast Dave Hughes of HCC Embedded talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the intelligent infrastructures at the heart of the IoT and Smart Grid (SG) and the challenges and opportunties they present to the engineering community. One of the advantages of the IoT and SG is the intelligent
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02/13/2015
TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced a plan to create a standard for a new 100Gb/s form factor pluggable interconnect with the functionality of QSFP28 in a thermally enhanced package approximately the size of the SFP form factor by way of a new MSA (multi source agreement) group. “Customers
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02/13/2015
How do you launder e-clothing?

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, Power Systems Design

People have been wearing clothes almost since we began walking erect, and one thing we’ve learned over the millennia in our evolution in both ourselves and in our habiliments is that people have funky, dirty bodies. We have been strapping technology about ourselves and stuffing tools and devices into our clothes
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02/12/2015
Come visit TE Connectivity (TE) at booth #1140 at Strategies in Light. See TE’s latest electrical interconnect solutions, and learn how TE is helping to inspire new designs in connected lighting systems by enabling “plug-and-play” lighting that allow for more modularity and flexibility in building spaces. Plug-and-play
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02/11/2015
KEMET announced expansions to its commercial and automotive lines of surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors in C0G dielectric. KEMET continues to lead the industry in C0G dielectric product development, and has now achieved the world’s first 250V rated 0402 case size capacitors offering with values up
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02/11/2015
The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis announced the publication of five downloadable lighting design guides to help builders, contractors, and other lighting industry professionals meet or exceed California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title
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02/11/2015
PI Expert Suite now available as a Cloud-based app

PI Expert Suite is now accessible as a cloud-based app

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced that its powerful, flexible power supply unit (PSU) design tool, PI Expert Suite, is now accessible as a cloud-based app. Previously, users downloaded the tool to a local PC or workstation; with
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02/11/2015
AVX claims first 0201 tantalum capacitor

The sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world's smallest and lowest profile tantalum capacitor: the sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip. Measuring only 0.6mm x 0.35mm x 0.35mm, the new 0201 E case TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitors deliver high CV
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02/11/2015
Stackpole's CSRF2512 operate at resistance values down to 1 milliohm

Stackpole's CSRF Series

Stackpole's CSRF Series now offers resistance values down to 1 milliohm in the 2512 size. The CSRF Series bridges the gap between thick film technologies with their low cost but inability to achieve low resistance values at low TCR, and solid metal plate technologies with their low values and low TCR but higher
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02/11/2015
Inertia Engineering, a leading manufacturer of medium and high-voltage electrical distribution, transmission and automated outdoor overhead switchgear, announces the addition of thermal diffusion galvanization (TDG) to the performance and reliability-enhancing features of its industry-leading LineBOSS™ Unitized
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02/09/2015
Ali Hajji of SEWT on renewable energy in the developing world

Ali Hajji of SEWT

In this PSDcast Ali Hajji of SEWT (Sun Energy and Water Technologies) talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the technical and infrastructure challenges involved in deploying alternate energy technology in the developing world, in this case, Morocco. IBC
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02/09/2015
CBS ArcSafe remote switch actuators win engineering award

CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A remote switch actuator

The CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A, RSA-174F, and RSA-187A remote switch actuators designed to safely and remotely operate circuit breakers outside the arc-flash zone have each won Plant Engineering magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year Awards. The products won in three separate categories. The RSA-161A actuator won in
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02/09/2015
Recom's medical-grade DC/DC converters exceed patient-protection specs

RECOM REM3, REM6 and REM10 medical DC-DC converters

The recently-launched RECOM REM3, REM6 and REM10 medical DC-DC converters for patient-connected applications exceed the latest IEC 60601-1 (3rd edition) specifications for 2MOPP patient protection, and are available in the UK now from Dengrove Electronic Components.   The 3W, 6W and
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02/09/2015
Altium, a leader in Electronic Design Automation, Native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer, CircuitStudio, CircuitMaker), ECAD design data management (Altium Vault) and embedded software development (TASKING), announced PCBWorks, a new PCB design tool created to enhance workflow collaboration between electrical
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02/09/2015
AVX reveals their latest RoHS-compliant series of high voltage stacked SMPS capacitors

C0G RV Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new RoHS-compliant series of high voltage, DIP-leaded stacked SMPS capacitors. Rated for 1,000–5,000V and capacitance values spanning 100pF to 15μF, the new RV Series capacitors feature low ESR and ESL, low DC leakage
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02/09/2015
Panasonic's electric vehicle relays for DC switching in powertrain apps now at TTI

Panasonic’s EV relay

A series of high voltage DC relays from Panasonic Electric Works that supports the trend for electrification of powertrains in passenger and commercial vehicles is now available in Europe from TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.
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02/09/2015
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has improved and extended its portfolio of high capacitance Gold Cap Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLC). New versions are available which can operate at lower temperatures suiting industrial applications, while other devices have been increased in capacitance. Stacked
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02/06/2015
Vishay Intertechnology's low-profile automotive high-current inductor operates to +180°C

The IHLP-4040DZ-8A automotive-grade low-profile high-current inductor

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new automotive-grade IHLP low-profile, high-current inductor in the 4040 case size featuring an industry-high continuous operating temperature range to +180°C. Offering a low profile of 4.0 mm, the Vishay Dale IHLP-4040DZ-8A provides a wide range of inductance values from
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02/06/2015
Bryan Kennedy of Electric Imp on intelligent connected devices

Bryan Kennedy of Electric Imp

in this PSDcast Bryan Kennedy, VP Strategic Development of Electric Imp, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about issues involved in creating connected IoT devices. The Electric Imp connectivity platform, featuring fully integrated hardware, software, OS, APIs, cloud services and security, can effectively
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02/05/2015
AVX's high CV tantalum capacitor claims lowest profile

TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitor

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world’s lowest profile high CV tantalum capacitor: the new 47μF 8V 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip. Both thin and flat, the 1206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors measure 3.4mm in length, 1.8mm in width, and feature
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02/05/2015
Infineon's latest 80V and 100V power MOSFETs claim lowest on-state resistance

OptiMOS 5 MOSFETs

Infineon Technologies extends its OptiMOS 5 portfolio with 80V and 100V variants. This latest generation of Power MOSFETs is optimized for high switching frequencies especially used in synchronous rectification applications for telecom and server power supplies as well as in industrial applications such as solar,
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02/05/2015
Teledyne LeCroy unveils three-phase motor drive analyzer

MDA800 Motor Drive Analyzer

Teledyne LeCroy announced the MDA800 Series of Motor Drive Analyzers (MDAs) that combine three-phase power analyzer static (steady-state) calculations, unique dynamic three-phase power and mechanical motor analysis capabilities, and high bandwidth (1 GHz) embedded control system debug in a single instrument. The
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02/05/2015
Transphorm announced that Yaskawa Electric Corporation is launching the mass production of world’s smallest power conditioner in its class – and the first to use a GaN power module. Based on Transphorm’s EZ-GaN IP-protected platform, Yaskawa’s Enewell-SOL V1 series 4.5kW indoor PV inverter will be distributed
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02/05/2015
Linear's 140V, 400mA step-down converter achieves 12ÂμA quiescent current

Linear's LTC7138 140V input-capable high-efficiency buck converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC7138, a 140V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 400mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 140V, making it ideal for a wide range of telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications. The LTC7138
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02/05/2015
Alpha and Omega Semi's AlphaDFN solution enhances mobile battery protection

AOS's new AlphaDFN MOSFETs series address battery pack protection

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced the release of two new MOSFETs optimized for battery protection applications. The AOC2804 and AOC2806 are the latest additions to the
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02/05/2015
Farsens unveils the VMETER battery-free RFID voltage level monitoring tag

VMETER-DCLV10 battery free RFID sensor tag

The VMETER-DCLV10 from Farsens is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated voltage level measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag. This device can measure voltages in a range from 0V to 1.5V with an adjustable
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02/03/2015
Bob Zollo of Keysight on power test

Bob Zollo of Keysight

In this PSDcast Bob Zollo of Keysight talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the complexity, speed, and high sensitivity of power test today. The IoT has spawned devices that demand the latest in test equipment available. In today’s world of ever increasing focus on efficient energy and power
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02/03/2015
X-REL Semi's XTR20410 and XTR20810 high-temp families of N-channel power MOSFET has integrated driver

The XTR20410 and XTR20810 product families consist of power N-channel MOSFETs and integrated drivers

X-REL Semiconductor, an innovation leader in high-temperature and high-reliability semiconductors, unveils two new product families targeting power conversion applications in highly demanding markets including aerospace, industrial, hybrid and electric vehicles, transportation, geothermal and oil and gas.   The
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02/02/2015
TI's SIMPLE SWITCHER nano modules empower small supply design

SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules

Texas Instruments introduced four new SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules that redefine power supply design for space-constrained applications. The 17-V and 5-V modules feature high performance in the industry’s smallest packages, and expand TI’s SIMPLE SWITCHER module portfolio to address 100-mA to 2-A industrial
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02/02/2015
NewerTech expands high-performance NuPower battery line for MacBook

NewerTech NuPower high performance laptop batteries

NewerTech, a leading performance upgrades and accessories company for Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods since 1984, announced NewerTech NuPower high performance laptop batteries for the Apple MacBook Pro 17” Unibody and MacBook 13” Unibody, expanding its line-up of Apple laptop batteries of over 50 models.
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02/02/2015
ATC introduces expanding alternating relay series

ARA Series expanding alternating relay

ATC Diversified Electronics, a division of Marsh Bellofram Corporation (ATC Diversified Electronics) and an ISO9001:2008 certified designer and manufacturer of AC current monitors, motor and pump protectors, isolated switches and alternating relay products, has introduced the ARA Series. The ARA Series
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Date:
02/02/2015
According to a recent study by reports.com, the global light-emitting-diode-based lighting market, which totaled less than $5 billion as recently as 2013, will reach $25.7 billion in 2015 and $63 billion by 2020—a combined aggregate growth rate of 45% per year.1 Patrick J. Clouden, CEO and Co-founder of Commercial
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02/02/2015
The System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) in conjunction with representatives from several of its member companies, will be presenting a number of papers centered around Power Management Bus (PMBus) standards and applications at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC). The
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02/02/2015
Dave Friedman of Ayla Networks on the IoT

Dave Friedman of Ayla Networks

In this PSDcast Ayla Networks CEO Dave Friedman talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the explosion in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the demands on the infrastructures required to drive them. Ayla Networks is powering IoT for a bunch of consumer products like Owlet’s Smart Sock (wearable baby
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Date:
02/02/2015

 



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