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Energy Efficiency

December 2015
GaN Systems’ half-bridge eval board simplifies GaN test

GaN Evaluation Board

GaN Systems, a leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, announced its new Half-Bridge Evaluation Board which demonstrates the performance of its GaN enhancement mode power semiconductors in real power circuits. The fully functional GS66508T-EVBHB Evaluation Board is easily configured into any
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12/29/2015
Integrated Device Technology and Digi-Key Electronics announced a new contest that seeks the most innovative use of IDT’s wireless power technology. The contest asks electronics experts and tinkerers alike to proffer creative ways to incorporate
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12/23/2015
Nordic's latest 'nRFready Smart Remote 3' reference design makes developing advanced Bluetooth smart remotes easier

nRFready Smart Remote 3 reference design

Nordic Semiconductor today announces it has launched its latest 'nRFready Smart Remote 3' reference design that is said to make the development of advanced Bluetooth® Smart remotes as easy as clicking on a list of check box options, and so minimizing time-to-market and unnecessary design risk. Targeting
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12/23/2015

Everlight introduces low-power color sensor for display apps

CLS-16D17-34-DF6 sensor

Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the LED and optoelectronics industry, announced the introduction of the company’s first RGB integrated color sensor. Based on CMOS technology and therefore able to operate at a minimum supply voltage of 1.7 volts, the CLS-16D17-34-DF6 adjusts
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12/23/2015
STMicros’ latest digital power amplifiers for car audio simplify system design

FDA801/FDA801B 4-channel class-D[1] amplifier

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is extending its lead in digital automotive-audio technologies by launching a second generation of power amplifiers that simplify design for car-radio system suppliers and deliver better listening experiences
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12/21/2015
Ineltro Halmer Electronics, the largest privately owned electronic components distributor in Austria, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips. Under this agreement, Ineltro Halmer Electronics
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12/21/2015
Enargy Power's BM60 family of ultra-thin BladeAdapters power medical devices

BladeAdapter

Enargy Power announces the release of the new BM60 series of ultra-thin profile BladeAdapter for powering medical devices. Measuring just 127x65x22mm (5.0x2.56x0.87in), the enclosure is 34% thinner and has 28% less volume than typical 60W medical adapters currently available in the market. Compliant
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12/18/2015
Astrodyne TDI, a leader in the design and manufacture of EMI and RFI power line filters, has recently partnered with Geneva, IL-based Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Company, to offer its line of filter products worldwide. With 35 locations across the globe, Richardson RFPD is a specialized electronic component
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12/17/2015
Tollgrade Communications, a leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, has released its fourth Predictive Grid Quarterly Report (PGQR) on its grid modernization project with DTE Energy.  The report explains
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12/17/2015
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, introduced the AS3824, a 16-channel LED TV backlight controller which performs local dimming of sections of a display screen to provide both improved picture quality and valuable power savings of up to 20-30%. The new backlight controller
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12/17/2015
 Diodes' dimmable LED driver delivers wide triac compatibility

AL1696 LED driver

The AL1696 LED driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed to fit a wide range of triac-dimmable lighting applications, especially retrofit lamps. An integrated MOSFET, which also eliminates the need for an auxiliary winding, reduces BOM cost and component count while the option of three MOSFET voltage/current
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12/17/2015
Intersil's high-efficiency, highly-integrated 8A and 3A synchronous buck regulators target point-of-load apps

Intersil's DC/DC converters step-down 5V rails to point-of-load

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced five new highly integrated synchronous buck regulators that step-down 5V rails to point-of-load (POL) inputs as low as 0.6V for FPGAs, DSPs and microprocessors. The feature-rich ISL8018 delivers up to 8A of
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12/16/2015
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Si11x3 ambient light sensor ICs from Silicon Labs. The Si11x3 family of ambient light sensors includes single-chip devices that eliminate the need for a second sensor, offer optimum display visibility, and provide superb backlight power reduction and energy efficiency.
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12/16/2015
Piyush Sevalia of SiTime on embedded system efficiency

Piyush Sevalia of SiTime

In this PSDcast, Piyush Sevalia of SiTime talks to Alix
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12/16/2015
STMicro's latest power MOSFETs enable smaller, greener automotive power

N-channel Power MOSFETs for automotive applications

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new family of high-voltage N-channel Power MOSFETs for automotive applications. These AEC-Q101-qualified devices are built using ST’s state-of-the-art MDmesh DM2 super-junction technology with fast-recovery diode. The devices feature a breakdown voltage over the 400V-650V
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12/15/2015
AVX partners with Mouser to empower autonomous vehicle innovation

Empowering Innovation Together program

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has teamed up with Mouser Electronics, celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, and several other visionaries within the global electronics industry to launch a Driverless Cars Series for Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together
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12/15/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open technical membership organization based on IBM’s POWER microprocessor architecture founded in 2013 to enable data centers
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12/14/2015
Paper Battery's PowerResponder hybrid supercapacitor meets highest environmental and product-safety standards

PowerResponder hybrid super capacitors are available in sizes from 90F to 9000F

Paper Battery Company, developer of an innovative supercapacitor-based energy storage and battery enhancement technology, announced the completion of UL certification for its PowerResponder product line. PowerResponder is a line of new hybrid supercapacitors with technology enhancements that aim to replace traditional
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12/14/2015
AJ ElJallad of On Semiconductor on driving portable devices

AJ ElJallad of On Semiconductor

In this PSDcast, AJ ElJallad of On Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues surrounding poretable and handheld devices. There are conflicting pressures on such devices in batrtery density, elecronics efficiency, functionality, and convieninence. On Semi recently joined the
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12/14/2015
Stuck in a car

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

Almost all of us have spent a large amount of their lives in a car. From being ferried from the hospital at both, to school as a child, or to work (and if you are lucky, vacation) as an adult. (You could say that the car made moot the riddle of the Sphinx.) People have been conceived, born, and died in cars
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12/13/2015
The first two parts of this article showed how the core losses for real waveforms could be modeled better. In the first part, a continuous expression was used to model a wide range of excitations. In the second part, the effect of duty cycle on the loss of the core material was included in a single equation.
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12/13/2015
Linear's 8-switch matrix LED dimmer simplifies complex LED matrix designs

LT3965 LED bypass switching device

Linear Technology announced the LT3965, a LED bypass switching device that enables independent dimming and diagnostics of eight individual LEDs or LED segments. The LT3965 works in conjunction with a LED driver circuit configured as a current source. It features eight individually controlled floating 17V/330mΩ
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12/10/2015
Imec boosts performance of beyond-silicon devices

TEM of complete gate-all-around InGaAs Nanowire FET and HRTEM of the gatestack

 International Electron Devices Meeting 2015 (IEDM) – Dec. 9, 2015—At this week’s IEEE IEDM conference, nano-electronics research center imec demonstrates record enhancement of novel InGaAs Gate-All-Around (GAA) channel devices integrated on 300mm Silicon and explores emerging tunnel devices based
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12/10/2015
Renesas' on-chip SRAM enables real-time imaging in autonomous cars

The new SRAM is optimized for use as video buffer memory in automotive infotainment SoCs

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its successful development of a new dual-port on-chip static random access memory (SRAM) for in-vehicle infotainment system-on-chips (SoCs) in the 16 nanometer (nm) and later generations. The new SRAM is optimized for use
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12/09/2015
Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations Ãber IGBT-Treiber-Entwicklung

Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations

In diesem PSDcast, Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über IGBT-Treiber Entwicklung und den aktuellen Stand der Technik. Power Integrations hat eine fortschrittliche IGBT-Treiber Testanlage in Ense, Deutschland, einem Dienst für die Engineering Community
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12/09/2015
Leti's local-strain techniques in FD-SOI fabrication to improve next-gen performance & energy use

Stress profile from 2D Raman extractions for Si MESAs after BOX creep process with 50 nm thick SiN

CEA-Leti announced it has developed two techniques to induce local strain in FD-SOI processes for next-generation FD-SOI circuits that will produce more speed at the same, or lower, power consumption, and improve performance. The local-strain solutions are dual-strained technologies: compressive SiGe for
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12/08/2015
Diodes' adjustable current regulators simplify driving LED strips

BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators

The BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators (CCR) introduced by Diodes Incorporated provide a simple means of driving low-power linear LED strips. Target applications are those that benefit from the improved efficiency, flexibility and longer life offered by LEDs as an emerging lighting source. These
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12/08/2015
Allegro unveils simple yet robust automotive linear regulator IC

Allegro’s A4481 regulates input voltages between 5.25 to 40 V, down to a 5 V ±1% accurate output voltage

Allegro MicroSystems, announced a new, AEC-Q100 qualified, linear voltage regulator IC with control, diagnostics, and protection features that address requirements of automotive applications. Allegro’s A4481 regulates input voltages between 5.25 to 40 V, down to a 5 V ±1% accurate output voltage, and is able
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12/08/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon explains their latest industrial drive tech for Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015. The IGBT5 and .XT families exemplify the latest
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12/08/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments explains their latest industrial drive control solution for Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015. Presented as the industry's
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12/08/2015
Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations on IGBT driver development

Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations

In this PSDcast, Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on IGBT driver development and the current state of the art. Power Integrations maintains an advanced IGBT driver test facility in Ense, Germany, serving the engineering community in high-power applications.
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12/07/2015
Monitoring fluid levels efficiently and accurately has been a challenge to automotive engineers for a long time. While knowledge of the fuel level is important to the driver, there are other fluids the vehicle itself needs to monitor, such as motor oil, brake fluid, and battery fluids. Many cars have also started
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12/07/2015
Some of the key applications which drove the explosive growth of LEDs used to backlight thin film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) included high definition (HD) TVs, portable tablet PCs, automotive infotainment displays and the myriad of handheld communication devices. However, in order to maintain
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12/07/2015
Electrolytic capacitors are an essential ingredient in AC/DC power supplies, providing high Capacitance x Voltage (CV) and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) in low-volume packages that simply cannot be achieved cost-effectively using alternative parts. With power density demands increasing and as the only
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12/07/2015
Ideal Power's latest battery chargers handle a wide range of chemistries

The major battery types supported by Ideal Power chargers include Lithium-ion (Li-on), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad), Lead-Acid and Lead-Crystal

Power conversion specialists Ideal Power offer a wide and versatile range of battery chargers for the most popular battery chemistries used in industrial applications and consumer products. The major battery types supported by Ideal Power chargers include Lithium-ion (Li-on), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel-Cadmium
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12/07/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments explains their Industry 4.0 Gateway Demo at SPS-IPC 2015 for Power Systems Design. TI's Programmable-Realtime Unit Industrial Communications
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12/07/2015
For AC/DC power supplies, there is by nature phase differences and distortion between input currents and voltages due to the existence of holding capacitors and various load features. Here, only the instantaneous product of current and voltage produces power that can actually be used by the appliance, and the
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12/05/2015
In Part 1 of this discussion, we explored the functionality of a series-connected avalanche transistor pulser, specifically for the purpose of evaluating dV/dt ruggedness of SiC Schottky diodes. In this issue, the diodes are tested with the new pulser design. SiC Schottky diode dV/dt ruggedness
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12/04/2015
Automotive systems in flux

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

The yearly figures for electronics in the automotive and transportation market continue to grow, as vehicle tech push the envelope on quality and reliability almost as stringent as mil/aero applications. Interestingly enough the automotive market is also the largest application user/consumer of motors.  This
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12/03/2015
States seek to address balance in distributed generation

Erin Carson, EnerKnol

On October 20, 2015, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to investigate the value and cost of distributed generation (DG) in one generic docket, in order to address issues over reimbursements for DG through net energy metering (NEM). NEM is a billing mechanism for electric utility customers with grid-connected
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12/03/2015
There is a growing debate on the issue of autonomous, or self-driving cars (let’s call them “autocars”), as people and society begin to re-evaluate and further develop the concept of what the next generation of personal mobility technology should be. Cars are on the cusp of change, as next-generation energy,
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12/03/2015
In this episode of PSDtv  Renesas shows their latest motion control solution to Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015 using their RZ/A1 Group of embedded microprocessor
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12/03/2015
In diesem Video Texas Instruments zeigt ihre aktuellen Angebote in Power Managment auf der SPS - IPC Drives 2015 für Power Systems Design. Die Demonstrationen gehören
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12/03/2015
STMicro's automotive multi-regulators reduce size and cost of car infotainment

The L5963 is made using ST's state-of-the-art BCD8s Automotive process technology with Deep Trench Isolation (DTI)

The lastest highly-integrated automotive-grade power-management devices from STMicroelectronics incorporates multiple voltage regulators on a single die, allowing manufacturers of car-infotainment systems to reduce the cost and size of their products. The first member of the new series, the L5963, integrates
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12/02/2015
  In this episode of PSDtv Power Integrations talks to Power Systems Design about their test facility in Ense, Germany and the services it provides
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12/02/2015
In this episode of PSDtv STMicroelectronics explains their latest generation of IGBT modules and Intelligent Power Modules (IPM) for Power Systems DFesign at SPS IPC Drives
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12/01/2015
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