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Powering Communications

March 2014
System design engineers for industrial applications, such as motor control inverter applications and high performance power systems, are looking for highly integrated gate driving and protection features in a single IC package to simplify design and improve efficiency. The newly-developed FOD8332 is an advanced
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03/27/2014
Intersil's digital power modules simplify & speed circuit design

ISL8270M/71M family of digital power modules

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL8270M/71M family of digital power modules that dramatically reduce customer design complexity and accelerate time to market. Designed for 25/33 Amp applications, the ISL8270M/71M product family is based
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03/26/2014
CUI's Solus-based next-gen intermediate-bus quarter-brick delivers up to 720 W

NQBS quarter brick

CUI has introduced its second-generation high-density isolated intermediate bus converter (IBC) family - the NQBS series. The family has been specifically created to address the rising power requirements and efficiency demands in telecom systems and data centers. Launched at the Applied Power Electronics
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03/26/2014

Infineon Technologies introduced a new series of LTE Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) and Quad LNA banks specially designed to enhance the data rate in smartphones. LTE (also 4G) is the latest standard for wireless communication and allows for data rates up to 300 Mbit/s – compared to 56 Mbit/s in the latest UMTS
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03/25/2014
Nick Kanopoulos, CEO of eConais on driving embedded wireless

Nick Kanopoulos, CEO of eConais

In this PSDcast Nick Kanopoulos, CEO of eConais, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the bemedded wireless space and the ways that designers can address putting that functionality into their systems. Wireless' role in devices has exploded in the growing demand for cloud-based systems in application
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03/24/2014
IGBT driver manufacturer CT-Concept Technologie GmbH, a Power Integrations company, has announced shipments of its first products to include its SCALE™-2+ gate driver chip set. SCALE-2+ technology enables soft shutdown (SSD) to be implemented in the event of a short circuit without requiring additional components.
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03/21/2014
Advanced Power Electronics' latest load switch has controlled turn-on and 4A max continuous current

The APE8937-HF-3 load switch

Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA), a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has recently launched a small load switch with controlled turn on and very low on-resistance. The APE8937-HF-3 load switch contains one N-channel MOSFET that
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03/21/2014
Hannover Messe: POWERLINK paving the way for Industry 4.0

Visit Hannover Messe Hall 9 / Booth F25

The key to Industry 4.0 is the merging of the IT world with the production landscape. With its uniform horizontal and vertical communication capabilities, the real-time POWERLINK network is the perfect tool for making this happen. The Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) will be taking advantage of
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03/21/2014
Monolithic synchronous buck/boost DC/DC converter offers 95% efficiency & low-noise operation

LTC3111 synchronous buck-boost converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC3111, a synchronous buck-boost converter that delivers up to 1.5A of output current from a wide range of power sources, including single or multiple cell batteries, supercapacitor stacks and wall adapters. The device’s 2.5V to 15V input and output voltage range provides a
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03/18/2014
DSP, a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications and Conexant Systems, an audio and imaging innovation leader, announced a joint reference design for a high-quality, low bit-rate and cost-effective video over DECT/ULE solution. DSP
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03/17/2014
John Carbone of Express Logic on software for embedded systems

John Carbone of Express Logic

In this PSDcast John Carbone of Express Logic talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design at embedded world 2014 about creating software for embedded systems that provides the level of functionality demanded by today's applications. The company recently introduced GUIX™, a graphical user interface (GUI)
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03/14/2014
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announces TS18UHV – the first 700V 8” 0.18um Power platform which allows customers to design in a smaller node, very high voltage ICs with an ability for highly functional integration. This also allows integration of an external power device and is suitable
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03/13/2014
Jason Dick, senior applications engineer for MTU Onsite Energy, presented “Generator Set Ratings: How they apply to Datacenter Applications” at the Datacenter Dynamics Converged New York conference. With more than 1,000 attendees, Datacenter Dynamics is the world’s largest peer-led data center conference
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03/12/2014
STMicro reveals climate-saving SiC-based power devices that perform at high-temperatures

STMicro SiC power MOSFET

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed an advanced product family enabling power supply designers to drive up energy efficiency in applications such as solar inverters and electric vehicles, enterprise computing, and industrial
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03/12/2014
Digi-Key, an industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced a global distribution agreement with Nordic Semiconductor, a leading provider of ARM-based Bluetooth Low Energy solutions. Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra-low
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03/11/2014
Silicon Labs expands ember ZigBee portfolio for the IoT

ARM-based Ember ZigBee SoC portfolio

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced a major expansion to its industry-leading ARM®-based Ember® ZigBee® system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio delivering unmatched wireless performance, energy efficiency and reliability for the Internet of Things (IoT). Silicon
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03/11/2014
Dave Bagley of Inspired Energy on intelligent batteries at Embedded World 2014

Dave Baggaley of Inspired Energy

In this PSDcast Dave Baggaley of Inspired Energy talks about the importance of intelligent battery systems with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design at the 2014 embedded world exhibition. Inspired Energy specializes in the creation of smart Lithium-Ion
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03/11/2014
Pulse Electronics adds Class H line driver to its transformer family

Pulse Class H line driver VDSL2 30MHz vectored transformer

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, adds a Class H line driver VDSL2 30MHz vectored transformer to its series of transformers that is compliant for use with the Lantiq Vinax V3 chipset family. The BX4289LNL and BX4289LNLT transformers are used with the Class H line driver to deliver
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03/10/2014
TE’s Micro-MaTch connectors now available through TTI

TE Connectivity’s Micro-MaTch connectors

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks TE Connectivity’s Micro-MaTch connectors. With its contact spacing of 1.27mm, the connector family fully complies with the electronic packaging requirements of today and the future. The system
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03/10/2014
Reza Kazerounian of Atmel at embedded world 2014

Reza Kazerounian of Atmel

In this PSDcast Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design interviews Reza Kazerounian, Senior VP of Microcontrollers at Atmel, about the state of the industry and where he sees the microcontroller marketplace going, during the 2014 embedded world exhibition. In the interview Reza talks about the challenges and opportunities
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03/07/2014
Toshiba Electronics has launched a low-power Bluetooth® IC that supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communications. The TC35667FTG, will find application in various wearable and healthcare-orientated smart devices, sensors, as well as smartphone accessories, remote controllers and toys. The number
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03/06/2014
At the recent 2014 Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, Maxim Integrated Products demonstrated the novel advantages of highly-integrated analog solutions. Maxim's interactive demo kiosks exhibited embedded solutions for energy management, power management, and the signal-chain with
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03/06/2014
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, released a family of solutions targeting the Internet of Things. The SmartConnect family combines Atmel’s ultra-low power MCUs with its wireless solutions and complementary software into a single package, allowing designers to easily
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03/06/2014
Slave current-mode step-down phase extender for up to  300A has sub-milliohm DCR sensing

LTC3874 dual-phase synchronous step-down slave controller

Linear Technology introduced the LTC3874, a dual-phase synchronous step-down slave controller that generates currents up to 300A when paired with a companion master controller by extending the phase count in multiphase applications. Compatible master controllers include the LTC3866, LTC3875 and LTC3774, which
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03/06/2014
CUI challenges performance benchmarks with novel digital POL power topology

NDM3ZS-60

CUI announced a family of digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC modules that set performance benchmarks in efficiency, power density, and transient response to address the rapidly-rising power challenges in distributed power architectures. The NDM3ZS-60 is a non-isolated module outputting 60A in ultra low-profile
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Date:
03/06/2014
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