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Internet of Things

September 2015
Linear's 15Msps, 18-Bit no-latency SAR ADC touts a 20dB SNR improvement over pipelined ADCs

LTC2387-18 15Msps, 18-bit SAR ADC

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2387-18, an ultrafast 15Msps, 18-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with no cycle latency and no pipeline delay. The LTC2387-18 digitizes wideband analog signals up to the Nyquist frequency with very low distortion. Applications ranging
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09/30/2015
Wolfspeed, a leading supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is exhibiting, chairing the Analog, RF, and Microwave subcommittee, and celebrating the 15th anniversary of the first GaN MMIC at the 2015 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC
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09/30/2015
Transparent, prominent, on the pulse of time: For the first time ever, this year's productronica will depict the sectors for PCB manufacturing and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) in the new PCB & EMS cluster in Hall B1. The world's leading trade fair invites visitors and exhibitors to gather information
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09/29/2015

Cypress Semi’s solar-powered IoT kit with BLE connectivity now at Mouser

S6SAE101A solar-powered IoT device kit

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the S6SAE101A solar-powered Internet of Things (IoT) device kit from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The S6SAE101A kit provides an easy-to-use platform for the development of a solar-powered IoT device with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless connectivity. The Cypress
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09/29/2015
The Full Service Foundry division of ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, announced a further expansion of its industry-leading 0.35µm High-Voltage CMOS specialty process platform. The advanced “H35” process provided by the High-Voltage process expert ams now includes a set
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09/28/2015
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, introduced its latest power saving solutions for 2-in-1s, ultrabooks and tablets: the ISL95852 highly integrated power management IC (PMIC) and the ISL95521 battery charger. Both devices meet Intel‘s IMVP8 specifications
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09/28/2015
Eaton's Ed Spears on driving data centers

Eaton's Ed Spears

In this PSDcast, Eaton Product Marketing Manager Ed Spears talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about powering large Data Centers. Juggling the issues of space, power, and thermal management in a scalable and cost-effective way is a daunting but vital task in the industry. Eaton's Power Xpert 9395 high
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09/28/2015
Lead-acid batteries are widely used in a broad range of industries and applications. The telecom industry uses a series stack of four lead-acid batteries to provide a 48V stack. Energy storage solutions (ESS) use lead-acid batteries in a variety of series and parallel configurations to store energy generated
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09/26/2015
Many applications in industrial, instrumentation, optical communication and healthcare industry use multi-channel data acquisition systems that result in increased printed circuit board (PCB) density and thermal power dissipation challenges.  The need for increased channel density in these applications
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09/26/2015
The “Energiewende” (energy transition) has resulted in a shift in thinking not only about the generation of electrical energy, but its distribution and consumption as well. Efficient approaches are needed for energy production and transfer on the one hand, and consumption on the other. What plays a role
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09/26/2015
Today’s industrial applications demand power supplies capable of delivering ever-higher levels of power density. That trend is escalating as regulatory agencies around the world impose new regulations to achieve higher efficiency, not only at full load, but also in standby mode and across the entire load spectrum.
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09/26/2015
When I started working with eGaN FETs almost six years ago, I had no idea what to expect from this technology. We had our first preliminary datasheet and even though I had no idea what to expect, it was obvious that, on paper, these devices were much better than your typical MOSFETs – already beyond the theoretical
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09/26/2015
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiencies, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. We have talked about winding loss effects in several articles. Magnetics core loss modeling is an area that needs improvement. Magnetics B-H
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09/26/2015
Molex expanded its printed electronics portfolio with the recent acquisition of Minnesota-based Soligie. Custom Soligie solutions provide a robust and economical alternative to a rigid printed circuit board (PCB) or copper flex circuits in sensor applications for medical, industrial, consumer, defense, and other
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09/24/2015
Maxim Integrated's  small, low-power MAX3262x MCUs now at Mouser

MAX32620/MAX32621 microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MAX32620/MAX32621 microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated. The MAX3262x devices are based on the 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller with a floating point unit (FPU), ideally suited for the emerging category of medical and fitness applications. Both devices include
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09/24/2015
Toshiba pumps up the volume with an advanced audio transistor output amplifier

A smaller bipolar transistor for use in the output Tr stage of high-definition audio systems

Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched a smaller bipolar transistor for use in the output Tr stage of high-definition audio systems. The new 2SA1943N and 2SC5200N provide the same high quality sound output as the now-famous 2SA1943 and 2SC5200 but in a TO-3P(N) package and just three quarters of the width and
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09/24/2015
Peter Rogerson of Power Integrations on driving next-gen white goods

Peter Rogerson of Power Integrations

In this PSDcast, Peter Rogerson of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paulre of Power Systems Design about the demands in powering the latest white goods and advaced household devices. The company recently announced the InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs, InnoSwitch-EP ICs employ Power
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09/23/2015
Artesyn launches ConfigPro power supply configurator

ConfigPro online power supply configurator

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the ConfigPro online power supply configurator to help customers find the optimal solution from the three million plus combinations enabled by its range of configurable power supplies. The ConfigPro tool will make it easier for industrial and medical equipment designers
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09/23/2015
Plessey develops chip-scale optics for its  GaN-on-Silicon LEDs

Chip Scale Optics permits design of light emission angles down to ten degrees direct from the LED

Plessey announced that it has developed a patented technology for Chip Scale Optics (CSO) based on its award winning GaN-on-Silicon MaGIC LEDs. Chip Scale Optics permits design of light emission angles down to ten degrees direct from the LED. Having the primary optics on-chip eliminates the cost of primary optics
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09/22/2015
Diodes' 100V MOSFETs are optimized for PoE apps

DMN10H120SFG MOSFET

The DMN10H120SFG MOSFET introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed as a switch for IEEE 802.3 compliant 48V Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems. This switch enables the delivery of power through the Ethernet cable to end-applications such as wireless access points, VoIP phones, point-of-sale terminals, call
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09/22/2015
SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and Inficon, Inc. (INFICON) today announced plans for a joint research and development alliance on advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology. The 2-year R&D agreement will leverage SUNY Poly CNSE’s globally
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09/22/2015
Power Integrations' 725 V InnoSwitch-EP ICs enable designers to comply with ENERGY STAR and ErP TEC

InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs

Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced the InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs. Featuring an integrated 725 V MOSFET, synchronous rectification and precise secondary-side feedback sensing control, the new IC
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09/21/2015
Dialog Semiconductor and Atmel Corporation announced that Dialog has agreed to acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately $4.6 billion. The acquisition creates a leader in both Power Management and Embedded Processing solutions. The transaction results in a fast growing
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09/21/2015
Printed electronics equipment looks to Asia

Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx

The printed electronics equipment and consumables supplier base consists of over 100 global organizations, according to IDTechex Research in their report "Printing Equipment for Printed Electronics 2015-2025". The majority of these are based in Europe, followed by a roughly even share of US and Asian
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09/17/2015
Energy is often defined as the amount of power consumed over time, measured in joules (J) or kilowatt-hours (kWh), whereas power is a constant rate of energy usage, measured in watts (W).  Thus, while a power rating is typically used to indicate how much electricity a device will consume at a snapshot in
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09/17/2015
The power module market has seen explosive growth in the past few years. With growth rates of roughly 30% compounded annually, it’s a trend that many people are watching. Power modules are a new breed of products in the market that are LGA or QFN based, closed frame power supplies that include the controller,
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09/16/2015
Diodes' mini low-power IC enables cost-effective headset detection

AZV5001 headset detection IC

The AZV5001 headset detection IC introduced by Diodes Incorporated is targeted at cost- and power-sensitive consumer electronics such as mobile phones, tablet computers and media players. The integration of a comparator, OR gate and N channel MOSFET into a miniature package enables the connection of a headset
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09/16/2015
ROHM has recently announced the development of a new class of power controller ICs compatible with the latest USB Power Delivery (Rev2.0) and Type-C (Rev1.1) specifications. The BM92TxxMWV series supports not only conventional USB power supply modes up to 7.5W (5V@1.5A), but also newly expanded power levels
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09/16/2015
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is displaying its latest GS66540C 650V 100A high current GaN power transistor at ECCE’15, the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo in Montreal, September 20 – 24. As a Canadian technology company, GaN Systems is delighted
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09/16/2015
Atmel's SAMW25 SmartConnect Wi-Fi module now at Mouser

SAMW25 SmartConnect module

Mouser Electronics is now shipping the SAMW25 SmartConnect Wi-Fi module from Atmel. The SmartConnect SAMW25 module is presented as the industry’s first fully-integrated FCC-certified Wi-Fi module with a standalone microcontroller and hardware security from a single source. The fully integrated SAMW25 delivers
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09/16/2015
Doug Bathauer of Integral Technlogies on conductive plastics

Doug Bathauer of Integral Technologies

In this PSDcast Doug Bathauer, CEO of Integral Technologies, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about using conductive plastics in advanced electronic devices. One way to get smaller, more efficient products is to eliminate the metals used in shielding and packaging with conductive polymers such as
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09/16/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor and system solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the availability of its PD-9001GI and PD-9501GI Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) midspan injectors, expanding the company’s industry-leading PoE product offering into new industrial
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09/10/2015
The call for papers for PCIM Asia, an important application-oriented conference for power electronics in China, is online. Take your chance and present your solutions and know-how at this international event. At this conference you will meet a high-quality international audience interested in your developments
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09/10/2015
Toshiba to expand range of GaN-on-Si high-power white LEDs

TL1L4 series white LEDs

Toshiba Electronics Europe has added four new products to its TL1L4 series of white LEDs. These new additions provide a high luminous flux and are suited to applications ranging from street and stadium lighting to LED light bulbs and down lighting for use in the home.   Like the existing
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09/09/2015
To realize the potential of solar energy as a power source, the front-end interface between the cells and the energy-extraction circuitry must take into account the unique characteristics of these cells; this can be done via different algorithms and a variety of hardware/software implementations. A
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09/09/2015
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced its Cannes Wi-Fi (STiH390) System-on-Chip, targeting HD HEVC[1] Wi-Fi IP client and interactive set-top-box markets. Customers expect to get flawless experiences at home when watching their
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09/07/2015
Premier Magnetics' high-efficiency SIP converters suit distributed-power apps

PDCS single-in-line-package DC-DC converters

Premier Magnetics, a leader in high-quality magnetic components for switch-mode power supplies, DC-DC converters and data communications applications, announced additions to its PDCS family of self-contained, single-in-line-package (SIP) DC-DC converters for distributed power applications. These compact, low-profile,
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09/04/2015
Qnovo, a leading innovator of software to enhance battery performance, announced the closing of $8.6M in Series B funding. Intel Capital joins existing investors RockPort Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, and Blue Run Ventures in the new round. The funds are intended to support the 2016 commercial launch of smartphones
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09/03/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a class of devices referred to as edge nodes; these require a battery life ranging from weeks to months to decades. An edge node typically contains a microcontroller to perform processing (e.g. encryption, compression, error correction, protocol stack), in addition to
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09/02/2015
Modern power converters are moving towards high efficiency, high density, and high switching frequencies. Vendors of power supplies are doing an outstanding job of meeting these goals with a range of new technologies. At the same time, despite the use of advanced control chip technology, many control loops have
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09/01/2015

 



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