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Industrial Applications

December 2014
Here are the results of an output capacitor benchmark study used in a step-down DC/DC converter design, based on a well-used control IC (Maxim’s MAX 1537 [1]) with a 6-24V input voltage range and two separate voltage outputs of 3.3 and 5V. “Some 99 percent of so-called ‘design’ problems associated
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12/30/2014
There is no Moore’s Law for passive components like capacitors, but relentless development is delivering the kinds of devices engineers need to deliver cutting-edge new products for modern living. Capacitors have for many years enabled electronic designers to manage energy within circuits and fulfill basic
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12/30/2014
The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a growing problem, estimated to be five to seven percent of world trade. Among those well-known brands are consumer safety and critical electrical products, which can have threatening implications for workers and facilities. The cost
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Date:
12/30/2014

Defining consumer electronics

Kevin Parmenter, Excelsys

Once upon a time electronics went into neat precise product categories, making marketing people at electronics component companies happy. However the situation has become far more complex. Consumer electronics products are now finding their way into other applications, because frankly they are better, faster,
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12/30/2014
Doug Bailey of Power Integrations on Power.com

Doug Bailey of Power Integrations

In this PSDcast Doug Bailey of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's rebranding with the launch of www.power.com and the redesign of the company's logo. The changes are not only cosmetic; they reflect the significant growth, expansion, and strategy of the new Power
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12/24/2014
Vincent Mignard von Renesas Ãber Motor Control

Vincent Mignard von Renesas

In diesem PSDcast Vincent Mignard von Renesas spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über die Probleme und Herausforderungen, die sich bei modernen Motor- und motion control heute. Renesas hat eine breite Palette von Produkten zu unterstützen, Motor Control, aus der 8-bit R8C-Produktfamilie für
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12/23/2014
AVX claims smallest and thinnest fused undertab high CV tantalum SMD chip capacitors available

F98-AS1 Series fused undertab high CV tantalum SMD chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of fused high CV tantalum SMD chip capacitors with undertab terminations. The new F98-AS1 Series capacitors feature a proprietary lead-frame-less structure with precise dimensions and low stress packaging,
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12/23/2014
ROHM's latest Intelligent power modules offer high-performance switching

ROHM IPM

ROHM Semiconductor unveiled its new IPM (Intelligent Power Module) family for power-efficient motor driving and inverter applications. Based on ROHMs experience with Power Devices the new module series includes IGBT based modules optimized for low or high speed operation as well as MOSFET based IPMs which incorporates
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12/23/2014
HARTING's compact hall-effect current sensors serve 200A and 300A current ranges

HARTING Hall-effect current sensors

HARTING has added two new high-current models to its range of Hall-effect current sensors. In addition to offering primary current measurements at up to 200 A and 300 A, respectively, the new models are only half the size and weight of previous versions. They also operate over a wider temperature range: from
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12/22/2014
TMEIC's latest variable-frequency drive supports motors without an output transformer

TMdrive-MVe2 variable-frequency drive

TMEIC announces their latest medium-voltage drive, the TMdrive-MVe2. The drive’s unique design supports higher-voltage motors without the need for an output transformer, and avoids many problems associated with older variable -requency drive designs, such as low efficiency, low input power factor, and output
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12/22/2014
Anderson Power Products offers 3 & 5 position Mini PL SPEC Pak connector

Mini PL SPEC Pak is a series of compact, environmentally sealed connectors

Anderson Power Products (APP) Mini PL SPEC Pak is a series of compact, environmentally sealed connectors. Mini PL SPEC Pak connectors are touch safe on both sides and feature a latching shell. Power handling capabilities up to 23 amps and 600 volts AC/DC per pole allow more power in a smaller waterproof (IP68)
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12/22/2014
John Bard of Fujitsu on server power and thermal management

John Bard of Fujitsu

In this PSDcast John Bard, VP of Enterprise Servers at Fujitsu America, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the latest issues in server energy and thermal management. They discuss the importance of modernizing IT infrastructures, especially for mission critical apps like power grid statics, billing,
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12/19/2014
Alpha and Omega Semi's 40V 0.99mOhm MOSFET comes in a DFN5x6 package

The AON6590 is designed to address a wide
range of applications including primary-side and secondary-side switching, secondary-side
synchronous rectification, and POL
modules

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, announced the release of the AON6590, the flagship device in its new 40V medium voltage portfolio. The AON6590 is designed to address a wide range of
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12/18/2014
ON Semi unveils latest ultra-low power precision op-amps

NCS325 and NCS333 op amps

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has introduced a family of affordable, precision CMOS operational amplifiers (op amps) that deliver zero drift operation and industry leading quiescent current for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs. Targeted at industrial, white
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12/18/2014
Alan Grau of Icon Labs on device security

Alan Grau of Icon Labs

In this PSDcast Alan Grau, President and CEO of Icon Labs, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the issues of security in cloud-enabled embedded systems and devices. Icon Labs provides unique and specialized security software for IoT devices and embedded systems. These products are modular security
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12/17/2014
Linear's latest step-down ÂμModule regulator's entire solution fits within 0.5cm²

The LTM4625 5A, 20VIN step-down µModule regulator

Linear Technology launched the LTM4625, a 5A, 20VIN step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator in a 6.25mm x 6.25mm x 5.01mm BGA package which, with a few passive components, fits into 0.5cm² on a double-sided PCB. Like other µModule regulators, the LTM4625 includes the DC/DC controller, power switches, inductor
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12/17/2014
Molex modular D-Sub mixed-layout connectors handle up to IP69-rating for harsh environments

Molex modular D-Sub mixed-layout connector

Molex introduced modular D-Sub mixed-layout connectors and cable assemblies through FCT electronic, a Molex company. Tailored to meet specific customer requirements, the UL-approved D-Sub mixed layout connectors can combine power, signal, RF and pneumatics to accommodate a range of industrial automation applications.
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12/17/2014
Allegro MicroSystems releases sensorless BLDC controller

A4963 sensorless BLDC controller

Allegro MicroSystems announced their latest three-phase, sensorless, brushless DC (BLDC) motor controller for use with external complementary P-channel and N-channel power MOSFETs. Reliable sensorless startup and run commutation can quickly be customized for individual motors and loads with adjustment of a few
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12/17/2014
Orion's latest high-airflow fan tray available with redundant power capability

OA406 Series AC fan tray

Orion Fans, a leading manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC fans, fan trays and accessories, has expanded its high-airflow fan tray offering to include a front exhaust unit available with up to six-fan positions. Ideal for narrow depth cabinets found in security, audio and A/V
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12/17/2014
Mouser launches motor control app site

Mouser Motor Control Applications site

Mouser Electronics announced the introduction of their new Motor Control Applications site. Mouser’s applications site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in motor control, and the newest components available from Mouser Electronics for building motor control
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12/16/2014
ACS' latest control module has integrated drives

SPiiPlusCMHV is a line of EtherCAT master motion controllers with one/two axes of integrated drives

ACS Motion Control has launched a new control module that can manage networks with up to 32 axes and thousands of I/Os. The SPiiPlusCMHV is a line of EtherCAT master motion controllers with one/two axes of integrated drives that operate from 3 phase 230Vac to 480Vac, or 320Vdc to 670Vdc. The SPiiPlusCMHV line
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12/16/2014
Stackpole Improves Resistor Voltage Ratings

RSF / RSMF Series 3W and 5W resistors

Stackpole announces upgrades in the working voltage ratings for the RSF / RSMF Series 3W and 5W resistors. The RSF3 working voltage is improved from 400V to 800V, the RSMF3 working voltage is improved from 500V to 600V, and the RSF5 and RSMF5 working voltage is upgraded from 750V to 1000V. This enhances
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Date:
12/16/2014
Chad Hall of Ioxus on electric vehicle power storage

Chad Hall of Ioxus

In this PSDcast Chad Hall of Ioxus talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the energy storage and delivery issues in electric vehicles, especially those in heavy-use applications like trucks and buses. Ioxus' large-cell ultracapacitors and modules provide large energy storage systems which significantly
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12/15/2014
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, added to its family of power management ICs (PMICs) for mobile multi-core ARM processors with the AS3722, which provides a complete power-control solution for Nvidia’s Tegra K1 mobile system-on-chip (SoC). ams is also releasing
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12/15/2014
Newark element14 now carries Crouzet Automation em4 remote PLC

Crouzet Automation em4 remote PLC

Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, will now carry the em4, Crouzet Automation’s flagship remote PLC product series. The em4 remote PLC is designed with small machine-to-machine technology in mind, rather than an embedded web server, and can remotely
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12/15/2014
Vishay's VRPower DrMOS power stages deliver high power-density for multiphase POL regulators

Vishay Siliconix SiC789 and SiC788

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new family of VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage solutions in three PowerPAK package sizes to meet the various design challenges in high-power and high-performance multiphase POL applications. The Vishay Siliconix SiC789 and the SiC788 are offered in the MLP66-40L with an
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Date:
12/12/2014
Linear's latest FMEA-compliant 45V LDO operates up to +150°C

Linear Technology LT3007

Linear Technology announced a new wider temperature range H grade version of the LT3007, the latest member in a family of high voltage, micropower, robust PNP-based LDOs, featuring an ultralow 3µA quiescent current. The device's H grade 150°C junction temperature rating enables high temperature or high power
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12/12/2014
Power management company Eaton announced the release of its BRX miniature circuit breaker. The product will provide electrical contractors design freedom by reducing costs and making installation easier. By implementing the BRX miniature circuit breaker, there is no need for specified upstream breakers, and
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12/12/2014
Tiny voice-coil actuator packs a punch

LAH04-10-000A Linear Voice Coil Actuator

BEI Kimco Magnetics announces the small, yet powerful model LAH04-10-000A Linear Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) as the latest addition to their extensive line of housed moving magnet actuators. With this newest model in the line-up, BEI Kimco's housed moving magnet actuator offering covers the size range from 0.375"
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12/12/2014
IR’s latest high-density FastIRFET in 4x5 PQFN packaging offers a compact solution for DC-DC apps

IRFH4257D FastIRFET dual power MOSFET

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IRFH4257D FastIRFET dual power MOSFET housed in a high performance 4x5 PQFN power block package. The new package option expands the power block family’s capability to lower power for compact designs in 12V input
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12/12/2014
Doble Engineering will host its 13th annual Life of a Transformer Seminar, February 9-13, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. The seminar is the world’s leading training experience on the critical aspects of power transformers, and will be led by more than 50 global industry experts covering topics including: transformer
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12/12/2014
SBE develops an optimized DC Link system for the Infineon HP Drive 6 pack IGBT module

SBE is designing a fully size-and-performance compatible DC Link system for the HP Drive IGBT module

SBE is designing a fully size-and-performance compatible DC Link system for the HP Drive IGBT module in collaboration with Infineon. Both vertical and horizontal connection systems will be available. The vertical system is designed to occupy the same footprint as the HP Drive itself and the horizontal system
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12/12/2014
Anton Roth von IsabellenhÃtte Ãber das elektronische Design industry

Anton Roth von Isabellenhütte

In diesem PSDcast Anton Roth von Isabellenhütte spricht mit Alix Paultre der Power Systems Design auf der electronica 2014 zu den Electronic Design Industrie. Positive Indikatoren sind u.a. die Automobilindustrie, industrielle anwendungen, und dem Internet der Dinge.
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12/10/2014
Vishay Intertechnology introduced its latest Trench IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) platform featuring Punch Through (PT) and Field Stop (FS) technologies. Designed to increase efficiency in motor drives, UPS, solar inverters, and welding machine inverters, the Vishay Semiconductors devices, provided
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Date:
12/10/2014
Linear's latest synchronous step-down silent switcher delivers 95% efficiency

LT8640, a 5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8640, a 5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique Silent Switcher™ architecture, combined with spread spectrum frequency modulation, reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 25dB even with switching frequencies in excess of 2MHz, enabling it to
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12/10/2014
Infineon launches advanced high-power-module platform with royalty-free license of package design

Royalty-Free License of Package Design for Industry Use

Infineon Technologies announced the launch of two new power module platforms designed to improve the performance of high-voltage IGBTs in voltage classes from 1200V up to 6.5kV. To make the benefits of the new module broadly available, Infineon is offering a royalty-free license of the design to all providers
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12/10/2014
EtherNet/IP equipment can now be remotely monitored and controlled with Netbiter

Netbiter gateway

The Netbiter Remote Management solution from HMS Industrial Networks now allows automation devices using EtherNet/IP to be monitored and controlled via the web. By connecting a Netbiter EasyConnect 300-series gateway, users of EtherNet/IP-based equipment can do maintenance from any location.The Netbiter Remote
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12/10/2014
Cree claims highest-power 50V GaN HEMT at 320W

Cree's family of 50V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) die

Cree, a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, has extended its family of 50V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) die with the release of three new components: a 20W, 6GHz die; a 75W, 6GHz die; and a 320W, 4GHz die. Currently comprised
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12/10/2014
Analog Devices unveils direct conversion receiver development platform for radar

The AD-FMCOMMS6-EBZ evaluation board

Analog Devices announced an integrated direct conversion receiver development platform for radar systems where reduced size, weight and power (SWaP) implementation is critical. The new AD-FMCOMMS6-EBZ platform is a 400-MHz to 4.4-GHz receiver (1350 MHz to 1650 MHz with installed filters) supporting the key L-
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12/10/2014
In diesem Episode von PSDtv Infineon erläutert die neuesten e-elektro-Lkw-Technologie Halbleitertechnologie für Power Systems Design auf der electronica 2014. Bergbau Fahrzeuge
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Date:
12/09/2014
Power & energy dataloggers suit three-phase applications

AEMC Power and Energy Data Logger

CAS DataLoggers released the flexible and powerful AEMC Power and Energy Data Loggers, ideal for electricians, engineers and contractors working in building/system monitoring and upgrades as well as residential energy audits. These cost-effective products have high speed and a removable SD memory to suit your
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12/09/2014
Osram Ostar Stage LED enables brighter stage lighting

Osram Ostar Stage LED

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced a new LED for stage lighting. Compared with previous members of the product family, the new Osram Ostar Stage offers more than twice the lumen output with a component surface that is only 30 percent larger. The new version contains two square-millimeter high-current chips
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12/09/2014
EPCOS CeraLink capacitors offer compact solution for converters

EPCOS CeraLink capacitors

TDK announced their latest generation of EPCOS CeraLink capacitors, a highly compact solution for snubber and DC links of fast-switching converters based on SiC and GaN semiconductors. These new capacitors are based on the ceramic material PLZT (lead lanthanum zirconate titanate). In contrast to conventional
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Date:
12/09/2014
Power Integrations launching InnoSwitch family of advanced switcher ICs

InnoSwitch family of highly-integrated switcher ICs

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced a new class of power-supply ICs. The InnoSwitch family of highly-integrated switcher ICs combines primary, secondary and feedback circuits into a single, worldwide safety-rated, surface-mount package.
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12/05/2014
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has introduced a new low profile version of its SP-Cap range of speciality conductive polymer aluminium capacitors. Measuring just 0.9mm above the PCB, the devices (LR & SR series) are rated from 2V up to 6.3V with capacitance values of 68 to 220μF. Capacitance
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12/05/2014
Vishay releases Its first two 600V fast body diode N-channel MOSFETs for soft switching topologies

Vishay Siliconix SiHx28N60EF and SiHx33N60EF

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first two devices in its new 600 V EF Series of fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs. With low reverse recovery charge and on-resistance, the Vishay Siliconix SiHx28N60EF and SiHx33N60EF increase reliability and save energy in industrial, telecom, computing, and renewable
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12/04/2014
Linear's 20A step-down uModule regulator is optimized for low VIN to low VOUT Conversion

LTM4639 20A DC/DC step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4639, a 20A DC/DC step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator capable of converting 2.5V to 7V main-power system rails to point-of-load voltages as low as 0.6V with optimum efficiency. In complex rack-mount systems, improved voltage conversion efficiency results in savings
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12/04/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon demonstrates their latest tech for motion and presence capture for Power Systems Design at electronica 2014.
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12/04/2014
Harwin EZ-Shield Cans now available in kit form for fast, low cost development

EZ-Shield Can EMC protection screening products

Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, now offers its EZ-Shield Can EMC protection screening products in kit form, enabling designers to rapidly construct PCB cans at minimal cost for development purposes. Harwin’s EZ-Shield Cans are simply pressed onto pre-positioned
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12/03/2014
Push-pin heat sinks enable over 100,000 configurations

ATS push pin heat sinks

With 108,000 possible configurations, Advanced Thermal Solutions now provides the widest choice of push pin-mounted heat sinks for cooling BGAs and other hot components. More than 200 ATS heat sinks are available with convenient push pin mounting. The lightweight aluminum heat sinks include straight fin, cross-cut,
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12/03/2014
In diesem Episode von PSDtv Fairchild zeigt einen neuartigen Motion-Control- Lösung für Power Systems Design auf der electronica 2014. In this video Fairchild demonstrates
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12/03/2014
PFC (power-factor correction) circuit designers have used average current-mode control for decades (figure 1). Various analog PFC-control chips based on this control algorithm are available in the commercial market.
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12/03/2014
High-current OEM charger from Ideal Power addresses demand for extended load times

31FC2512-BHF battery charger

Power conversion specialists Ideal Power announce the availability of their latest 25 amp 31FC2512-BHF High Current OEM Battery Charger developed for applications which require longer autonomy times from battery packs. Colin Marchington, Director of Ideal Power, comments, “The majority of commonly available
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12/02/2014
Analog Devices introduced the AD9528 JESD204B clock and SYSREF generator defined to support the clock requirements for long-term evolution (LTE) and multicarrier GSM base station designs, defense electronics systems, RF test instrumentation, and other emerging wideband RF GSPS data acquisition signal chains.
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12/02/2014
Wind River, a leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, announced its achievement as the continued real-time operating system (RTOS) and embedded Linux market leader according to the latest findings from VDC Research. VDC’s study of the Embedded/Real-Time Operating Systems segment covers
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12/02/2014
In this episode of PSDtv On Semiconductor describes their latest GaN devices and their partnership with Transphorm, as well as their latest entry into advanced semiconductor packaging
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12/01/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Freescale Semiconductor describes Farnell's latest evaluation board at electronica 2014 for Power Systems Design. The board has a wealth of I/O connectivity
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Date:
12/01/2014
UPS Systems, the UK’s largest independent supplier of standby power solutions, has been awarded RISQS accreditation by Achilles. The 'Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme' (RISQS), formerly known as Achilles Link-Up, has been developed to provide a fair, open and transparent third party
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12/01/2014
Some 4.9 billion connected “things” will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020, according to recent research from industry analyst Gartner. Designers from embedded electronics specialist, ByteSnap Design, are behind a range of M2M devices, from a Head-Up Display for motorcyclists,
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Date:
12/01/2014
Linear's ultrathin 1.8mm, 3A ÂμModule regulator offered in a 6.25mm x 6.25mm LGA package

LTM4623 3A µModule step-down regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4623 3A µModule (micromodule) step-down regulator in an ultrathin 1.8mm profile LGA package with only a 6.25mm x 6.25mm footprint. With solder paste, the package height is less than 2mm, meeting the height restrictions of many PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express),
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Date:
12/01/2014
Linear's LTM4623 3A ÂμModule step-down regulator comes in a 1.8mm-high LGA package

Ultrathin 3A µModule Regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4623 3A µModule (micromodule) step-down regulator in an ultrathin 1.8mm profile LGA package with only a 6.25mm x 6.25mm footprint. With solder paste, the package height is less than 2mm, meeting the height restrictions of many PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express),
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Date:
12/01/2014
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