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Powering Communications

August 2013
Linear's Afshin Odabaee on board-level power
In this PSDcast, Afshin Odabaee of Linear Technology talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the issues involved in board-level power, and some of the solutions Linear has developed to
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08/31/2013
Linear's synchronous dual 600mA step-down regulator comes in a 3x3mm QFN package
The LTC3607 from Linear Technology is a high efficiency, 2.25MHz synchronous dual output buck regulator that incorporates a peak current mode architecture. It can deliver up to 600mA of continuous
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08/30/2013
ROHM's latest power supply ICs claim industry's highest efficiency and smallest form factor
ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of power supply ICs for AC/DC converters in primary power supplies for home appliances and AC adapters. The BM2xxx/F series consists of 24
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08/30/2013

Abracon, a leading supplier of frequency control and magnetic components, extends its Bluetooth product portfolio with the feature-rich ABBTM-NVC series of Bluetooth modules. "Designed as total turnkey
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08/29/2013
Trench MOS barrier Schottky rectifiers for smartphone and tablet chargers offer industry-low forward voltage
Vishay Intertechnology introduced two high current density 50 V TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers. The V10PN50 and V15PN50 are the industry's first devices to combine low forward voltage
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08/29/2013
4G Americas announced the publication of Rysavy's report, Mobile Broadband Explosion: The 3GPP Wireless Evolution, which examines fundamental technology dynamics and analytically compares mobile technologies
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08/29/2013
Talking about nanopower and energy harvesting
In this PSDcast Brian Shaffer, Applications Manager from Linear Technology's Boston Design Center, talks about driving small and remote devices with energy harvesting and the nanopower systems
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08/29/2013
Phoenix Contact's PLUSCON circular connectors now available through TTI
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks the PLUSCON circular connector series from Phoenix Contact. The new components are
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08/28/2013
Molex expands its Stac64 connector family with a 14-Circuit hybrid system
Molex further expands its Stac64™ product family with the introduction of a 14-circuit hybrid connection system. The Stac64 hybrid system is comprised of a 14-circuit hybrid receptacle connector and
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08/28/2013
Solve your engineering challenges, register for NIDays 2013
For the first time ever, the NIDays graphical system design conference is coming to four major US cities this fall: Boston, Chicago, San Jose, and Washington, DC. NIDays 2013 is a free, full-featured
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08/27/2013
Plastic-encapsulated SMT transient voltage suppression solution addresses working voltages up to 300Vrms
Stackpole's PV Series is a plastic-encapsulated surface mount transient voltage suppression solution for working voltages up to 300vrms. The PV Series offers two case sizes: 3225 and 4032, which have
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08/27/2013
Littelfuse's compact, surge-tolerant fuses serve systems with high lightning exposure
Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced two series of compact, high surge withstand fuses, both capable of withstanding up to 20 lightning-induced high current surges without performance
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08/23/2013
Linear's configurable 2A μModule regulator is protected against input surges up to 60V
Linear Technology introduced the LTM8050, 2A μModule® regulator that is protected against input surges up to 60V and can be configured as a step-down or an inverting (i.e., negative output) converter.
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08/23/2013
Rugged 3kW AC/DC power supply accepts 480Vac 3-phase Input
The HVI 3K series of AC/DC power supplies from Absopulse was designed for applications that require 3-phase, high voltage ac-inputs. These 3kW units are typically used in industrial plants, power
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08/23/2013
Talking about thermistors with Ametherm
In this PSDcast, Mehdi Samii of Ametherm talks about the role of passives, thermistors in particular, and their important role on the board. High inrush current can be produced when equipment is
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08/22/2013
TI nano-power system timers slash power consumption up to 80%
Texas Instruments introduced two programmable system timers that significantly reduce system standby power consumption. The TPL5000 with watchdog timer and TPL5100 with MOS driver draw only 30 nA
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08/22/2013
Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has introduced an ultra-low capacitance protection thyristor. The SDP Series SIDACtor® Protection Thyristor in the SOT23-6 package provides
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08/22/2013
Low-noise buck/boost charge pump available for hi-rel MP-grade temperature apps
Linear Technology announced their latest high-reliability MP-grade, wider temperature range version of the LTC3245, a versatile 250mA high voltage buck-boost charge pump. The MP grade has an operating
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08/22/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Tapko Technologies, a leader in KNX solutions for home and building control, have
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08/22/2013
AIST researchers create a novel Tunnel FET architecture with potential to substantially improve device performance
The tunnel field-effect transistor (tunnel FET) is a transistor that is based on electron tunneling and that, in principle, can switch on and off at lower voltages than the operation voltage of the
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08/22/2013
Vishay's BiSy single-Line ESD protection diode saves board space in portable electronics
Vishay Intertechnology released their latest bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in the ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring only 0.6 mm
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08/21/2013
The largest research project in Europe for researching and developing highly integrated system-in-package solutions has been successfully completed. The ESiP (Efficient Silicon Multi-Chip System-in-Package
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08/21/2013
IR's R8 rad-hard MOSFETs increase efficiency while reducing footprint
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced two high performance R8 radiation hardened (RAD-Hard) power MOSFETs optimized for space grade point-of-load (POL) voltage
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08/20/2013
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an updated version of its SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap®) capacitor simulation software, which
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08/19/2013
Microchip claims first temperature sensor family with 1.8V SMBus and I2C capability
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a new six-member family of temperature sensor ICs called the EMC118X. This is
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08/19/2013
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08/19/2013
Tiny 4A step-down μModule regulator occupies less than a square centimeter
Linear Technology launched the LTM4624, a 14V, 4A step-down μModule® (micromodule) regulator in a 6.25 x 6.25 x 5.01mm BGA package which, including a few passive components, fits within 1cm2
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08/19/2013
Adopting GaN technology in the marketplace
In this PSDcast Alix talks to Larry Spaziani of GaN Systems about the adoption of the technology into the marketplace, and the development issues the industry faces. There is a lot of attention
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08/16/2013
ams introduces first LIN slave companion IC to support automotive ISO26262 requirements
ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, announced that the AS8530 is the world's first miniature power/transceiver IC to support LIN slave applications, which complies
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08/16/2013
First time exhibitors at the DSEI defense and security exhibition in September, TMD Technologies will be highlighting their latest microwave power modules. Particularly applicable for avionics applications,
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08/16/2013
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:VLTR) for $23 per share, which represents a 55% premium
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08/16/2013
Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen becomes an ambassador for Nordic Semiconductor
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced it is sponsoring Magnus Carlsen, the youngest player to be ranked number one in world chess and the highest ranking points holder
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08/15/2013
To increase prominence and enhance networking opportunities, productronica 2013 is strengthening its focus on the topics of circuit boards and electronic manufacturing services with a successful platform
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08/15/2013
4G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, announced that it has published an Executive Summary, 3GPP Release 11: Understanding the Standards
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08/15/2013
Keithley's new SMU instrument sports an interactive touchscreen
In this PSDcast, John Tucker of Keithley Instruments talks to Power Systems Design about Keithley's Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU Instrument, which combines intuitive touchscreen and icon-based
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08/15/2013
Vector Software, a leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, announced that it has re-certified its VectorCAST embedded software
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08/14/2013
Leveraging augmented reality in infrastructure management
In This PSDcast all talk about the coming smart(er) grid, but not many people talk about how we will manage and maintain it. FuelFX, is a Houston-based design firm that provides cutting-edge strategic,
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08/12/2013
Advanced Power Electronics' dual-channel MOSFETs simplify synchronous buck design
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has launched an asymmetric-dual N-channel enhancement mode power MOSFET targeting
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08/12/2013
FPTTA system combines fiber and power in a single solution
Talley a leading distributor of wireless infrastructure, communications and mobile products, offers a fiber-plus-power system that bundles all signal and power cabling elements required for installing
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08/12/2013
DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials and IQLP, a division of Interplex Industries, announced their ongoing efforts to further develop and refine liquid crystal polymer (LCP) thin-film technology for
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08/12/2013
Atego announced the availability of a PTC solution that integrates the comprehensive systems and software lifecycle management capabilities of PTC Integrity™ software with the Atego Artisan Studio®
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08/12/2013
IR's highly-efficient 3A SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator serves space-constrained apps
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced the IR3823 SupIRBuck® integrated voltage regulator designed for space-constrained, energy efficient netcom, server and
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08/10/2013
Carbon film resistors tout high moisture resistance
Stackpole's HDM Series carbon film resistors use special materials, processing, and controls to achieve a level of moisture withstanding far better than comparable film resistors. The HDM Series
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08/10/2013
Sondrel, a leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancy, believes that the increasing use of FinFET technology will cause new challenges for IC designers looking to benefit from the scaling benefits
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08/09/2013
Is wireless power transmission a step backwards?
In this PSDcast, Arnold Alderman of Anagenesis and Alix talk about wireless power, its potential in the market, and issues to adoption. Although wireless power has a great amount to offer in the
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08/08/2013
Google Android support completes Bluetooth low-energy picture
At Google I/O 2013, the annual developer-fest for all things Google-related, held recently in San Francisco, the company stated its commitment to support Bluetooth v4.0. Google explained it would
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08/07/2013
Paultre on Power - talking about connected cars (Podcast)
In this podcast Alix talks to Karthik Natarajan, Senior VP & Global Head of Integrated Engineering Solutions at Tech Mahindra, about smart vehicles and how he foresees them interacting with
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08/07/2013
Qualcomm announced the keynote and super session speakers for the Uplinq™ 2013 wireless ecosystem conference, which will be held Sept. 3-5, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Uplinq provides
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08/07/2013
DevCon 2013, Telit's third forum for m2m developers and adopters to review the latest technology developments and examine best business practices in our industry. This full day, two-track conference
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08/07/2013
Considering high-voltage GaN Cascodes

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Price, performance and availability will be the obvious primary determinants of the initial sales growth of GaN transistors and diodes. Product acceptance also hinges upon the additional factors
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08/06/2013
In this video, Doug Macintosh talks about Puls Power's latest power supplies
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08/06/2013
Ericsson and STMicroelectronics announced the closing of the transaction for the split up of ST-Ericsson. This follows the announcement the Companies made on March 18, 2013 on the chosen strategic
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08/06/2013
C&K's rugged rocker switches offer extended operating lifetimes
C&K Components, a manufacturer of pushbutton, tactile, toggle and rocker switches, as well as smart card interconnect devices, has developed a heavy-duty rocker switch that features an extended operating
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08/06/2013
ROHM's industry-leading tiny transistors now available from Mouser
Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces the availability of what is claimed as the smallest transistor package on the market from ROHM Semiconductor which is optimized for thin, compact portable devices.
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08/06/2013
TTI now carries FCI Minitek127 micro miniature modular connectors
FCI's extensive modular Minitek127 system can now be ordered from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. One of the most fully configured
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08/06/2013
IR's power blocks deliver industry-leading power density to DC/DC synchronous buck apps
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IRFH4251D and IRFH4253D, the first of a family of innovative power block devices for DC-DC synchronous
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08/06/2013
Carlo Ferro returns to STMicroelectronics as Chief Financial Officer
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that Carlo Ferro, President & CEO of ST-Ericsson, will resume his position
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08/06/2013
Papers on power electronics and their application are invited for the Call for Papers for the PCIM Europe 2014 Conference, which is now open. The submission deadline is 15 October 2013. The topics
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08/06/2013
FuelCell Energy, a leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today announced that FuelCell Energy Solutions, GmbH has
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08/05/2013
A view from the foundry
In this PSDcast, Dr. Marco Racanelli, Sr. VP and GM of RF/High Performance Analog and Power Business Groups at TowerJazz talks about the current state of the industry from his perspective for Power
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08/05/2013
MACOM releases 10W amplifier for 2-6 GHz broadband applications
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, announced an MMIC power amplifier for high power broadband applications. The MAAP-010169
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08/05/2013
Linear unveils Nanopower buck-boost converter with energy-harvesting battery life extender
Linear Technology unveiled the LTC3330, a complete regulating energy harvesting solution that delivers up to 50mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available.
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08/05/2013
NI's latest stand-alone CompactDAQ system serves high-performance embedded measurements and logging
National Instruments announced the new stand-alone NI CompactDAQ system, a high-performance embedded measurement and logging platform with a built-in dual-core Intel processor for running data acquisition,
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08/05/2013
Stackpole CSRF Series claims industry's lowest resistance values
The CSRF Series from Stackpole is a foil on ceramic carrier technology designed for precision current sensing applications. The addition of the 0603 chip size with resistance values down to 5 milliohm
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08/03/2013
Vishay Intertechnology's TMBS rectifiers cut losses, increase efficiency in commercial applications
Vishay Intertechnology expanded its offering of TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with 12 new 45 V, 60 V, and 100 V devices that feature a wide range of current ratings from 6 A to 20 A.
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08/03/2013
Freescale's new industrial-grade 32-Bit MCUs
In this PSDcast, Michael Haight of Freescale talks to Alix about the company's latest family of Kinetis E series MCUs, which feature electromagnetic noise immunity for systems that traditionally
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08/02/2013
Mouser Electronics announced the launch of its RFID & NFC Technologies site created to explore the rapidly expanding Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) market with features like targeted
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08/01/2013

 



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