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Powering Communications

April 2014
Globalstar claims lowest-power satellite network chipset for M2M solutions

STX3 simplex satellite global transmitter

Globalstar launched the STX3 simplex satellite global transmitter, claiming the lowest power-consuming technology currently on the market. This makes the STX3 a key requirement for customers whose monitoring devices are dispersed in remote and harsh environments. Globalstar
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04/30/2014
Isolation has been considered a necessary burden by designers.  It is necessary because it makes electronics safe for anyone to use.  It is a burden because it limits communication speed and consumes a lot of power and board space.  Old-technology optocouplers and even many, newer digital isolators
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04/30/2014
Miniaturization and a low profile are demanded of the semiconductors and electronic components used in portable devices such as smartphones and tablets. Accompanying the lower voltages and larger currents used in semiconductors in devices, DC/DC converters, which have a higher conversion efficiency than linear
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04/29/2014

Econais claims smallest, smartest and most integrated Wi-Fi module

EC19W01 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi SiP module

Econais, a technology leader in smart ultra low power miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things, announced the EC19W01, world’s smallest, smartest and most integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System In Package (SiP) module. The EC19W01 offers low power drain and features fully integrated MCU, Wi-Fi,
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04/28/2014
Linear's wideband active mixer tops +30dBm IIP3 with 0dB conversion gain

LTC5577 300MHz to 6GHz active downconverting mixer

Linear Technology's LTC5577 is a 300MHz to 6GHz active downconverting mixer with outstanding +30dBm IIP3 (Input Third Order Intercept) and 0dB conversion gain. The LTC5577 has wide operating frequency capability, covering all cellular bands from 450MHz to 3.6GHz with a single part. Additionally, its IF output
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04/21/2014
CamSemi launches â€fast start’ controllers for 8W & 10W phone chargers

CamSemi’s C2173 and C2174 ‘fast start’ PSS controllers target low cost ‘universal’ USB smartphone chargers and other applications rated at 8W & 10W

CamSemi released two ‘fast start’ Primary Side Sensing (PSS) controllers to extend the target applications for the company’s latest generation C2170 family into higher powers. The C2173 and C2174 controllers target low-cost MoU-compliant, USB smartphone charger and other universal input applications typically
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04/18/2014
Vicor delivers power density & digital comm capability with their latest ChiP BCMs

Vicor's ChiP BCM fixed-ratio power converter

Vicor announced their latest entries in its portfolio of isolated bus converter modules (BCMs®) based on the company's award-winning Converter housed in Package (ChiP) power component platform. Supplying up to 1.75 kW at 50 V with 98% peak efficiency and power density of 2750 W/in3, Vicor's ChiP BCM fixed-ratio
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04/16/2014
Linear Technology releases high-reliability H-grade and military MP-grade versions of the LTC3612 high-efficiency 4MHz synchronous buck regulator

LTC3612 high efficiency 4MHz synchronous buck regulator

Linear Technology announces their latest high-reliability H-grade and military MP-grade versions of the LTC3612, a high efficiency, 4MHz synchronous buck regulator that incorporates a constant frequency, current mode architecture. The device can deliver up to 3A of continuous output current at output voltages
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04/14/2014
In this episode of PSDtv International Rectifier explains some of their demonstrations highlighting their latest digital controllers and PowIRStage® solutions for Power Systems
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04/14/2014
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid state lighting and Bluetooth® Smart wireless technology, announced the use of its SmartBond™ DA14580 System on Chip (SoC) in the Cateye Strada Smart Cyclocomputer. The DA14580 meets the demanding requirements fuelled
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04/08/2014
Nujira, a leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, will be speaking at the 2014 LTE Innovation Summit, a technical leadership event hosted by Rohde & Schwarz, April 9-10, San Diego, California. Highlighting the key role that ET will play in the future of 4G devices, Ben Bartram, Staff
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04/08/2014
Nordic Semiconductor announces major release of its Bluetooth low energy protocol stack for nRF51 Series

The latest version of Nordic's nRF51 Series Bluetooth low energy stack includes over-the-air firmware upgrade capability

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor released S110 SoftDevice v7.0, the next major release of its Bluetooth® low energy stack, for the nRF51822 Bluetooth low energy and 2.4GHz proprietary System-on-Chip (SoC) and the nRF51422 ANT™ and ANT/Bluetooth low energy multiprotocol SoCs. (A SoftDevice
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04/08/2014
In this third article about power supply failures, the magnetics are examined for their contribution to the failure rate. These are usually the least understood of all components, and poor magnetics design can lead to many different failure mechanisms in power supplies. Power
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04/06/2014
The flyback is the simplest and most commonly used isolated power-converter topology, able to step voltage up or down while providing galvanic isolation from the ac mains in off-line applications.  It is the most cost-effective topology for powering many kinds of electronic equipment, having acceptable
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04/04/2014
Sunrise Micro Devices, an expert in sub-volt wireless design, is now a wireless intellectual property (IP) company delivering complete radio solutions to help accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Standards-based wireless technologies offer interoperability and enable low-power wireless
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04/04/2014
A novel IGBT structure was developed with reverse-blocking capabilities comparable to the forward voltage rating of the IGBT. This new device, known as the RB-IGBT, was used to create a 3 level advanced neutral point clamping power converter that shows better loss characteristics than standard 3 level converters. The
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04/03/2014
Mitsubishi Electric introduces 400V UPS for high-density data centers

Mitsubishi 9950A three-phase, on-line double-conversion UPS

Mitsubishi Electric, an industry leader in designing and manufacturing reliable, environmentally friendly uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), announced its 9950A UPS that provides mission-critical operations with an efficient UPS design for 400 volt power distribution infrastructures. Widely adopted in Europe
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04/03/2014
Linear's 80V synchronous SEPIC/inverting/boost DC/DC controller delivers up to 10A

LT8710 synchronous SEPIC, inverting, boost and flyback multi-topology DC/DC controller

Linear Technology announced the LT8710, their first synchronous SEPIC, inverting, boost and flyback multi-topology DC/DC controller. This synchronous device replaces the output diode with a high efficiency P-channel MOSFET, increasing efficiency, maximum output current (up to 10A) and eliminating the heat sink
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Date:
04/03/2014
Cisco’s recent announcement that it will construct the world’s largest network of clouds with its partners will allow the company to cash in on the global trend of rising expenditures among enterprises for cloud architecture and services, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Building
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04/03/2014
DSP Group, a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, and Crow Electronic Engineering, a leading provider of advanced security and control solutions for the worldwide integrated security market, announced that Crow has started manufacturing
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Date:
04/01/2014
Typical switched-mode power converters today include circuitry for monitoring the current flowing through a switching power MOSFET or IGBT for regulating or limiting peak current levels. This is necessary to protect the switch against high peak currents that can damage components or saturate inductors. A low-ohmic
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Date:
04/01/2014
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