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Powering Communications

June 2014
In this episode of PSDtv Noel Lee, founder and Head Monster at Monster Products, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about some of the design issues involved in the creation
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06/30/2014
GreenPeak Technologies, an industry-leading Smart Home low-power radio communication semi-conductor company, has created a white paper that details how Small Data, the tiny bits of information collected from billions of small sentrollers (sensors, controllers and actuators) in homes, offices, factories, cars,
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06/30/2014
When Cloverland Electric Cooperative wanted to replace the aging subsea cable that serves Drummond Island in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, they turned to experienced utility consultant GRP Engineering, Inc. to plan and design the tricky project. As the successful bidder to Cloverland Electric, Kerite Corporation
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06/30/2014

AVID Technologies launches Qi dev tools supporting WPC medium power standards

Qi FOD Transmitter

AVID Technologies, a comprehensive provider of advanced electronic products and design services, released Qi Wireless Power development tools that will support the Medium Power (15Watt) extension of the Wireless Power Consortium standards. Initial offerings will include a medium power test receiver, a medium
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06/27/2014
Larry O'Connor of Other World Computing on powering portable devices

Larry O'Connor of Other World Computing

In this PSDcast Larry O'Connor of Other World Computing talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about power management in portable devices. Battery charging and management are critical issues in portable devices, and Other World Computing has created a wall-plug solution that addresses parasitic and standby
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06/27/2014
Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced the introduction of Tachyon-100G laminates and prepregs, which enable line cards required to transmit 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) at data rates
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06/27/2014
David Andeen of Maxim Integrated on power and signal integrity

David Andeen of Maxim Integrated

In this PSDcast David Andeen of Maxim Integrated talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about power and signal integrity in advanced systems. Between the Internet of Things, the Smart Grid, and every intelligent device in-between engineers are confronted with significant signal-chain issues along with
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06/25/2014
element14, along with partners EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, has announced the launch of the “Forget Me Not” design challenge, an international design competition to encourage participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring
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06/24/2014
Long-life paper-thin batteries from STMicro target tomorrow’s tiny tech

EnFilm advanced rechargeable batteries

STMicroelectronics has begun limited production of its EnFilm™ advanced rechargeable batteries that are less than 0.25mm thick. These paper-thin batteries free designers from the constraints of standard battery sizes and are ideal for use in powering the next generation of personal technology and Internet-of-Things
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06/23/2014
There is an invisible thread that keeps our Wi-Fi running, our Bluetooth connections buzzing and our instant messages flying. These operations are now such staples of our everyday lives that few of us bother to consider how the devices actually work. But that common thread – radio frequency that is known as
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06/20/2014
Pasternack Enterprises, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announced their latest line of 2 Watt, 40 GHz attenuators (part number PE7395-xx). This line of high frequency, millimeter wave attenuators is perfect for applications requiring reliable broadband performance
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06/19/2014
 STMicroelectronics empowers wireless modules from SenseAnywhere

The SenseAnywhere AiroSensor and AssetSensor active-RFID modules combine advanced RF transceiver technology with a low-power processor, low-voltage EEPROM, and miniature temperature, humidity, and ultra-efficient motion sensors

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced that SenseAnywhere, a leader in tags and modules for wireless sensing and location, has qualified the world’s first wireless devices incorporating ST’s new single-chip balun,
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06/16/2014
Infineon's DrBlade 2 power stage enhances efficiency in server and datacom systems

The DrBlade 2 addresses the need for more accurate and efficient power delivery to support increasingly challenging requirements

Infineon Technologies unveiled the DrBlade 2, an integrated power stage device that combines two power MOSFETs and a DC/DC driver IC with integrated current and temperature sensing in a compact, low-profile package that helps engineers of server and datacom applications handle high power density requirements
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06/16/2014
Renata adds to their Lithium Polymer battery portfolio

Renata 3.7V rechargeable Li-polymer batteries

Providing design engineers with new options for compact and higher power capacity rechargeable power sources for portable medical, industrial and consumer electronic devices, the Renata Batteries division of the Swatch Group (Switzerland) recently added three types to its family of lithium polymer batteries
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06/13/2014
Qualcomm Technologies has introduced the Qualcomm FSM90xx system-on-chip (SoC) for neighborhood and small and medium business (SMB) small cells. From its inception to implementation, the FSM90xx has been designed and optimized to meet the cost targets and performance requirements of neighborhood and SMB segments.
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06/11/2014
Infineon's tiny antenna-tuning ICs optimize antenna efficiency in 4G devices

Infineon antenna aperture tuning switches

Infineon Technologies expands its offering on efficient IC solutions for the RF front end, introducing a series of antenna tuning ICs. This family of antenna aperture tuning switches are instrumental to improve end user experience in 4G smartphones and tablets. They fundamentally optimize antenna characteristics
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06/11/2014
Akros Silicon, a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, will present a Poster Session at PCIM Asia 2014 titled: “Digital Isolation Technology Enables Real-Time Monitoring of Network Power Statistics to Drive System-Level Efficiency.” Presenter Atefeh Mirbagheri will describe
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06/11/2014
Intersil's latest  3A synchronous buck regulators boast efficiency, reliability

ISL85003 and ISL85003A 3 Amp synchronous buck regulators

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL85003 and ISL85003A 3 Amp synchronous buck regulators with integrated high-side and low-side MOSFETs. The ISL85003/3A buck regulators support an input voltage range of 4.5V to 18V while delivering very
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06/10/2014
Wuerth's WE-MAPI series claims smallest metal alloy power inductor available

Wurth Electronics' WE-MAPI metal alloy power inductor

Wuerth Electronics' WE-MAPI series is presented as the smallest metal alloy power inductor in the market, measuring just 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.0mm. WE-MAPI inductors from Wuerth are equipped with a magnetic iron alloy core material, which allows for high rated currents in an ultra compact design. The saturation current
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06/09/2014
Jeremy Hendy of Nujira on RF power managment

Jeremy Hendy of Nujira

In this PSDcast Jeremy Hendy of Nujira talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about RF power management and energy efficiency in wireless devices. Nujira is a world leader in Envelope Tracking, an advanced energy saving solution for 4G mobile handsets. Envelope tracking technology enables multi-mode
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06/06/2014
Transphorm announced that it has completed a distribution agreement with HY-LINE Power Components GmbH to stock and distribute its family of 600 Volt GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) in Central Europe. HY-Line’s technical expertise will support the growing demand for JEDEC-qualified 600 Volt
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06/05/2014
Qualcomm announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies is expanding its Quick Charge ecosystem. NTT DOCOMO, a personalized mobile solutions provider for smartphone and tablet users in Japan will have the opportunity to take advantage of Quick Charge 2.0's rapid charging capabilities. DOCOMO
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06/04/2014
Faisal Ahmad of Akros Silicon on digital isolation in PoE systems

Faisal Ahmad of Akros Silicon

In this PSDcast Faisal Ahmad of Akros Silicon talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about how designers are driven to create advanced Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) solutions for customers while also ensuring that those products are both functional and efficient. Akros Silicon recently released the AS1705
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06/03/2014
Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced four RF power amplifiers (PAs) for Small Cell base transceiver station (BTS) applications and a full spectrum of LTE/WiFi coexistence FBAR
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06/03/2014
USI, Universal Scientific (Shanghai) Industrial, a leading expert in the design and manufacturing of wireless module solutions, has joined forces with GreenPeak Technologies, a leading Smart Home low-power radio communication semi-conductor company, to develop a high performance and low cost ZigBee module for
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06/03/2014
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