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May 2013
Highly-integrated piezo haptic driver empowers HD touchscreens
Texas Instruments introduced what is claimed as the industry's most highly integrated piezo haptic driver for high-definition (HD) consumer, automotive and industrial touchscreen applications. The
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05/31/2013
ARCOL silicone-coated axial resistor claims excellent price/performance value
ARCOL Resistors, specialists in resistor technology, now offers the ADS silicone-coated axial resistor family as a more competitively priced alternative to their well-established ACS range of resistors.
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05/31/2013
Cymbet Corporation announced the successful results of in-vivo biocompatibility feasibility studies that were conducted to evaluate the biological safety of the EnerChip™ Rechargeable Solid State
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05/30/2013

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) will showcase a broad portfolio of products for aerospace and defense, wireless backhaul, CATV, and optical communications applications in booth #930 at the IEEE
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05/30/2013
In this video XMOS explains their xCore multicore microcontroller architecture
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05/30/2013
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has recently developed new hermetically sealed SMD tantalum polymer hi-rel capacitors offering very low ESR,
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05/30/2013
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05/29/2013
PREMO releases MV inductive coupler kit for smart-grid apps
The PREMO MV inductive coupler kit for smart-grid apps includes two units of its innovative medium-voltage non-intrusive inductive couplers (Prime & G3 PLC). The MICU 300A-S/LF inductive coupler transmits
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05/29/2013
USB 2.0 hub controller chip includes battery-charging function
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the development of the μPD720115 USB 2.0 hub controller chip, which supports simultaneous USB communication and
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05/29/2013
IGBT application growth to lead market $6B+ by 2018, per Yole Développement
After a few hiccups in 2011 and 2012, Yole De?veloppement expects a return to steady growth for the IGBT market; specifically, from $3.6B today to $6B by 2018. Six key applications, which are extensively
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05/28/2013
High-frequency step-down regulator serves EMC/EMI-sensitive apps
Exar, a leading supplier of high performance analog mixed-signal components and data management solutions, expanded its family of low voltage, step down regulators with the addition of the XRP6670.
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05/28/2013
High-temperature 80V/3A dual-diodes target general apps
CISSOID, a leader in high-temperature semiconductor solutions, expands its PLANET family of discrete products with the launch of CHT-AMALTHEA, a medium power, general purpose, dual diode in a hermetically
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05/28/2013
Miniature 30V MOSFETs boast industry-leading RDS(ON)
Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its family of low-voltage, ultra-efficient MOSFETs with two series that claim to deliver the lowest ON resistance (RDS(ON)) in their class. The miniature, 30V
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05/28/2013
Casey Weltzin of National Instruments shows some of their latest products,
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05/28/2013
Project Longhaul - an elegant expression of love and energy harvesting
Editor's note: This is one of the most elegant, expressive, and technically advanced projects I have ever seen. It not only harnesses (pun intended) next-generation power-management technologies,
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05/27/2013
Harsh-environment UPS considerations
Many power applications have to perform in environments not well suited for the proper operation of electronic systems. This is even more important to consider when deploying uninterruptable power
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05/24/2013
Richard Ansel of Analog Devices demonstrates their RS-405 digital bus ESD/surge
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05/24/2013
Efficient Power Conversion opens GaN power library
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the redesign of the EPC website to include a gallium nitride transistor library. The redesign provides search and access to a trove of GaN transistor
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05/24/2013
KEMET launches line of industrial-grade safety disc capacitors
KEMET, a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, announced the release of the new Radial Through-Hole Ceramic Safety Disc Capacitors. Safety
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05/24/2013
STMicro reveals latest power tech for greener Industry and Infrastructure
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has introduced its latest generation of energy-efficient power devices that reduce the
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05/24/2013
Murata introduces 420W PMBus-compliant quarter-brick converter
The UDQ series of isolated digitally controlled DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions incorporate a 32-bit ARM7 processor. The 420-Watt regulated UDQ2204/001 model is the first in a series
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05/23/2013
Vishay expands 650V N-Channel power MOSFET Series with devices offering RDS(on) to 30 mohms
Vishay Intertechnology added additional 650 V power MOSFETs to its E Series family of devices. These 22 new devices in eight different packages offer an extended on-resistance range from 30 m? to
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05/23/2013
ZOV high-energy varistors from Stackpole offer pulse current capabilities of up to 80kA
The ZOV Series of metal oxide varistors from Stackpole Electronics are epoxy-coated square varistors in sizes from 23mm to 60mm. These high-energy varistors come in a single disc, double, triple and
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05/23/2013
Murata extends lineup of ultra-compact DC/DC converters
Murata announced the LXDC55F and LXDC55K as additions to its LXDC series of ultra-compact DC-DC converters. The step-down devices offer a voltage-trim function that allows adjustment of the output
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05/23/2013
Maurizio Salato, the director of power systems engineering at Vicor, describes
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05/22/2013
Mouser Electronics is stocking miniature push-pull transformers from Wurth Electronics designed for use with the Texas Instruments SN6501 transformer driver. WE-PP push-pull transformers are miniature,
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05/22/2013
The A8580 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a buck regulator power-supply IC that offers a high degree of flexibility in input voltage (4 to 40 V), switching frequency (250 kHz to 2.4 MHz), and
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05/22/2013
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has been awarded a "2012 Best Partner award" from ASUSTeK Computer (ASUS), a top manufacturer of notebook computers, tablets and motherboards.
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05/22/2013
Places2Be, a 3-year, €360M advanced-technology pilot-line project to support the industrialization of Fully-Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator (FD-SOI) microelectronics technology was announced today by
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05/21/2013
Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, unveiled two new sets of high speed gate drive optocoupler devices,
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05/21/2013
Paul Kierstead of Cree talks about their latest all-Silicon-Carbide 1.2kV,
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05/21/2013
Coilcraft releases CPS short-form  RF & power magnetics catalog
The Coilcraft CPS Short Form Catalog is a comprehensive reference to the company's four lines of RF and power magnetics for critical applications. This 24-page catalog presents detailed specifications
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05/21/2013
Littelfuse, a the global leader in circuit protection, has created a NASA Exploration & Discovery Experience for the engineering community as part of its 2013 Speed2Design™ promotion. Winning design
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05/21/2013
The no-load power crunch: 30 mW and beyond

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Figure 1. DOE proposed regulations vs. Level V performance for a 5V output EPS.

The need to reduce active-mode power consumption is somewhat obvious. What has not been so obvious is the need to minimize power drain in standby and no-load when products are essentially doing nothing.
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05/20/2013
Ultracapacitors and energy management
In this PSDcast we talk to Chad Hall of Ioxus about ultracapacitors and their role in power design. More than just a capacitor replacement, ultracapacitors provide engineers with new capabilities
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05/20/2013
Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth low-energy and ANT+ ICs claim as smallest available
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of two wafer-level chip-scale package (WLCSP) variants of its existing QFN-packaged nRF51822 and nRF51422
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05/20/2013
LAST POWER, the European Union-sponsored program aimed at developing a cost-effective and reliable technology for power electronics, announced its three-year program achievements that place Europe
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05/17/2013
Altera announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Enpirion, an industry-leading provider of high-efficiency, integrated power conversion products known as PowerSoCs (power system-on-chip).
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05/17/2013
Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, and EnTouch Controls, a leading provider of energy management systems for small businesses
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05/17/2013
This article is the fourth of a series in which Dr. Ridley shows the steps involved in designing and building an offline flyback converter. The power transformer is added to the circuit, and the current sensing and snubbers are designed to operate at full power without excessive stress on the components. Power
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05/16/2013
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05/16/2013
GaN-in-plastic transistor claims highest power available
M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced its series of GaN in Plastic packaged power transistors for high-performance
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05/16/2013
Imec and Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that they have entered into a new strategic research collaboration at Holst Centre. Together,
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05/16/2013
GE's Critical Power business unveiled its new DOSA-standard, 12A SlimLynx™ DC-DC power solution, which enables design engineers to finally deliver the performance and manufacturing efficiencies customers
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05/16/2013
Texas Instruments introduced at PCIM two high-current, low-dropout (LDO) linear voltage regulators with excellent noise and power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) performance in very small, easy-to-use
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05/15/2013
Who's Managing Your Power Management?
A few dozen years ago, engineers fresh out of school were assigned to the power supply team; the most boring and least challenging aspect of the system and the one most forgiving of inexperience.
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05/14/2013
One way to look at change is to see it as the unfolding path we take on our journey to the future version of normal. Every trip brings us encounters we did not plan to meet, challenges we had not
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05/14/2013
Humberto Evans, founder of CircuitLab, describes and demonstrates their new online schematic capture and design tool for Power Systems Design. Circuitlab allows people to design online
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05/14/2013
Vicor expands Picor isolated Cool-Power ZVS DC/DC converter module line up with high-density (334 W/in3) solutions
Vicor announced at PCIM 2013 the expansion of its ultra high density Picor Cool-Power® PI31xx series of isolated, ZVS-based DC-DC converters optimized for 24 V industrial, 28 V aerospace/defense and/or
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05/14/2013
Transphorm demonstrates 97.5% efficient PFC power supply

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Transphorm announced at PCIM 2013 the implementation of a high efficiency off-line 1kW 48Vdc power supply that has demonstrated peak efficiency of 97.5 percent. The power supply design utilizes Transphorm's
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05/14/2013
Power supply efficiency issues
When it comes to power, everyone wants more "green" supply, but what does that exactly mean? Efficiency is obviously desirable, but what does that meant to the designer? How about the
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05/13/2013
Energy efficient EFM32 ï½Wonder Geckoï½ with ARM Cortex-M4 and FPU now available
Energy Micro, an energy-friendly microcontroller and radio company, is now shipping its latest microcontroller, the EFM32 Wonder Gecko, with devices and development kits available immediately.
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05/13/2013
Ericsson saves board space with surface-mount bus converter
Ericsson introduced their latest surface-mounted version of its second generation of digital Advanced Bus Converter (ABC) products, called the BMR456-SI. the high-efficiency, digitally-controlled
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05/13/2013
Efficiency in server farms
Server farms are among the greatest energy consumers in our society, to the point they are being treated like other power-heavy industries like aluminum smelting in their siting and infrastructure
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05/10/2013
Vishay's 1A Rectifiers have reverse voltages to 1000 V for smartphone chargers
Vishay Intertechnology released four 1-A miniature glass-passivated single-phase bridge rectifiers in a 1.4 mm-high surface-mount MBLS package. With features such as reverse voltages as high as 1000
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05/09/2013
In this video, Dr. Ridley presents the agenda for this unique power supply
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05/08/2013
Mouser provides space-saving Power CSP MOSFETS from Panasonic
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking Power CSP MOSFETs from Panasonic that provide a 5% improvement in thermal dissipation and a dramatically reduced size compared to conventional solutions. Panasonic
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05/08/2013
In many of today's smart buildings, power is being shifted from the devices that once required separate alternating current (AC) power to devices that can both communicate and be powered over a
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05/08/2013
Microchip announces an expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller (MCU) family with increased Flash memory densities; intelligent analogue and digital peripherals,
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05/08/2013
Vishay Intertechnology announced its technology line-up for PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) Europe 2013, taking place May 14-16 in Nuremberg, Germany. In Hall 9, Booth 9-212 at the Exhibition
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05/08/2013
Modem transceiver reduces power consumption by up to 50%
Texas Instruments introduced a fully-integrated, on-off keying modem transceiver that is compliant with the Antenna Interface Standards Group (AISG) v2.0 specification. The SN65HVD62 reduces power
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05/07/2013
PC-mount split-pack transformers offer innovative design and economic performance
The split pack, split bobbin, C2 Models F and FS PC Mount Split Pack™ Transformers from Triad Magnetics have rugged construction and meet UL5085 Class 2/3 requirements. The devices includes features
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05/07/2013
Synchronous 1-A step-down regulator requires only 3.5μA quiescent current
The LTC3621 is a high efficiency, 17V input capable synchronous buck regulator from Linear Technology that delivers up to 1A of continuous output current to outputs as low as 0.6V. Synchronous rectification
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05/07/2013
High density baseplate-cooled supplies serve restricted-airflow implementations
Powerstax, a specialist provider of custom power sources, introduced the FAC Series of slim ½U-high baseplate-cooled power modules. Featuring power factor correction, these compact (2.2cm x 17.5cm
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05/07/2013
New uses for linear devices
In this PSDcast, Alix speaks to Ralph Waggitt, President/CEO of Advanced Power, about linear power devices and how his company is creating solutions with them. Once thought banished from all but
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05/07/2013
Development board has dedicated eGaN FET driver
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the availability of the EPC9005 development board, featuring EPC's enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field effect transistors (FETs). This
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05/06/2013
Ultra-broadband capacitors address DC blocking from 16 KHz to 40GHz
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new ultra-broadband capacitor series. Designed to address DC blocking from 16KHz to 40GHz, AVX's
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05/06/2013
Energy-saving 4-pin package enhances MOSFET performance
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has introduced their first MDmesh™ V Super-Junction MOSFET featuring a new package technology
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05/06/2013
Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, announced the immediate availability of the Keil RTX real-time operating system (RTOS) as part of its Simplicity Studio tool suite.
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05/06/2013
TO247 4-pin Package for CoolMOS MOSFETs offers significant efficiency gains in hard-switching topologies
Infineon Technologies introduced a TO 247 4-pin package, where the added fourth pin acts as a Kelvin source to effectively reduce the parasitic inductance of the source lead of the power MOSFET. The
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05/06/2013
Micrel, an industry leader in high-performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced that they have signed Phoenics Electronics, a fully franchised, technically
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05/03/2013
Load-balancing battery systems
In this PSDcast we talk to Linear Technology's Sam Nork, Director of Linear's Boston Design Center, about battery systems, lifetime and performance considerations, and load balancing as a tool
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05/03/2013
One of the interesting things about working in the developing technology space is being constantly barraged by buzzwords and labels attempting to describe the myriad breakthroughs, developments,
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05/03/2013
N+1-redundant front-end supplies suit stand-alone and distributed-power apps
TDK released the TDK-Lambda RFE1600 series of 1.6kW 1U-high front-end units for stand-alone and distributed power architecture (DPA) applications requiring reliable 12V, 24V, 32V and 48V bulk power
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05/03/2013
A long term strategic plan by the European Commission (EC) to rebuild the European economy by investing in the development of new technologies is now reached the stage where it will start to have
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05/03/2013
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key, a leader in electronic component selection, availability, and delivery, announced the signing of an exclusive global product distribution agreement
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05/03/2013
GaN-on-SiC HEMT pulsed power transistor delivers high gain, efficiency and ruggedness
M/A-COM Technology Solutions (M/A-COM), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced a market-leading GaN on SiC HEMT Power Transistor for L-Band pulsed radar
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05/03/2013
Power adapter chipsets achieve fast standby recovery with ultra-low standby power
iWatt, a leading provider of digital-centric power management integrated circuits (ICs), has expanded its PrimAccurate™ pulse width modulation (PWM) controller platform to include two new power adapter
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05/02/2013
Compact bulk front-end supplies from Emerson boast high efficiency
Emerson Network Power, a leader in delivering scalable embedded computing technology and power supplies for original equipment manufacturers in a wide range of industries, today launched two ultra-compact
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05/02/2013
Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design talks to Shar Narasimhan of Atmel
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05/02/2013
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