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Powering Communications

July 2014
Linear's 2kVAC 9 x 15 x 4.92-mm BGA-packaged 2.5W isolated ÂμModule converter is UL60950 recognized

The LTM8046 2.5W output DC/DC µModule converter with 2kVAC galvanic isolation

Linear Technology introduced the LTM8046, a 2.5W output DC/DC µModule® (micromodule) converter with 2kVAC galvanic isolation (production tested to 3kVDC) in a 9mm x 15mm x 4.92mm ball grid array (BGA) package. A minimum creepage distance of 4.3mm on the package exterior supports operation at a working voltage
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07/30/2014
Isola announced the availability of a free Impedance and Power-Handling Calculator that predicts the design attributes for microstrips and striplines based on the design’s target impedance and dielectric properties of the company’s RF, microwave and millimeter-wave laminate materials. This new tool supports
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07/29/2014
Mark de Clercq of Dialog Semiconductor on driving wireless systems

Mark de Clercq of Dialog Semiconductor

In this PSDcast Mark de Clercq of Dialog Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues surrounding power for wireless systems. In the cloud-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) and the related Smart Grid there is a great need to properly drive the various wireless systems and devices
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07/29/2014

Shreefal Mehta of Paper Battery on powering the IoT

Shreefal Mehta of Paper Battery

In this PSDcast Shreefal Mehta, CEO of Paper Battery, talks to Alix Paultre about energy storage challenges in small portable wireless devices. The Internet of Things is bringing connectivity and logic to more and more devices, both legacy and novel, creating a strong demand for better and smaller energy storage
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07/28/2014
littleBits' cloudBit gives you the power to connect any object to the cloud

cloudBit gives people the power to turn any object into an internet­-connected device

littleBits Electronics, a company making hardware limitless, announced the launch of the cloudBit. First previewed at TED 2014, the cloudBit adds a new dimension to the littleBits library, letting you “snap the internet to anything”. Mapping to littleBits’ mission of putting the power of electronics in
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07/28/2014
Concerns over climate changes due to carbon emissions have resulted in the increasing application of power electronic inverters in both renewable energy applications and in energy efficient motor drives.  Safe and reliable operation of these systems requires that the power electronic circuits connected
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07/25/2014
Cree has released two high-performance 50V gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) ideal for use in high power broadband amplifier, CW, and pulsed applications. Exhibiting high efficiency, high gain, and wide bandwidth capabilities, in addition to high power density, low parasitics,
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07/25/2014
Imagination Technologies unveiled their Ensigma Series4 'Whisper' low-power radio processing unit (RPU) architecture, designed to drive a new generation of wearables, IoT and other connected devices where ultra-low power consumption and low cost points are key. Tomorrow's IoT,
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07/24/2014
element14 and their partner Adafruit announced the launch of their “Hats Off” international design challenge. Participants will re-imagine the hat into new wearable technology solutions that provide real-world functionality using the Adafruit GEMMA and an accompanying accessory pack. The Adafruit
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07/23/2014
On missing planes and black boxes

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

In a previous column we explored the issue of black boxes and commercial aircraft accountability (“Should we put bigger batteries in airplane black boxes?”*) through the lens of the Malaysia Airline Flight 370 tragedy. The terrible initial impact of the irreplaceable loss of life was exacerbated by the physical
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07/23/2014
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid state lighting and short-range wireless technologies, unveilied the first AC/DC rapid charge controller compatible with MediaTek’s new Pump Express™ fast charge protocol. The iW1680 is a single-chip solution that uses Dialog’s
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07/17/2014
EPC releases A4WP-compliant high-efficiency wireless power demo Kit

EPC demonstration wireless power transfer kit.

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the immediate availability of a complete demonstration wireless power transfer kit. The 40 V (EPC9111) or 100 V (EPC9112) wireless kits have three components: • Source (or amplifier) board • Class 3 A4WP compliant source (or transmit)
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07/15/2014
Frederik Dostal of Analog Devices on energy harvesting

Frederik Dostal of Analog Devices

In this PSDcast Frederik Dostal of Analog Devices talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about energy harvesting and how it can enable next-generation designs. From solar to thermoelectric, harvested energy can significantly extend the operating lifetime or eliminate the battery completely in portable
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07/14/2014
Linear's 5A, 15V 2-phase synchronous-boost regulator achieves 95% efficiency

LTC3124 dual-phase, 3MHz, current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC3124 dual-phase, 3MHz, current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter with output disconnect and inrush current limiting. Dual-phase operation significantly reduces peak inductor and capacitor ripple currents, minimizing component size while delivering lower output ripple
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07/09/2014
Driving consumer devices cleanly and efficiently is more important now than ever before, because of the growing amount of functionality being put into products today. From our telecommunications infrastructure to power recliners, people are getting used to an increased level of functionality and interoperability
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07/08/2014
Freescale Semiconductor announced the addition of the MMPF0200 device to its PF Series of highly programmable power management ICs (PMICs). Optimized to work seamlessly in systems based on Freescale’s i.MX 6Solo, i.MX 6SoloLite and i.MX 6DualLite applications processors, the exceptional configurability and
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07/08/2014
Digital-to-analog converters are widely used in many different applications and an amplifier often accompanies them to signal-condition the output. The amplifier functions to increase output current drive, to convert differential to single ended output, to isolate the downstream signal path, or to provide a
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07/08/2014
Nordic's Bluetooth smart protocol stack enables wearable hubs that don't need smartphones

The S130 SoftDevice is a Bluetooth v4.1 compliant protocol stack and includes all Bluetooth Smart protocol layers up to and including GATT/GAP

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced the launch of its most advanced, feature-rich Bluetooth® Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy) protocol stack to date - the S130 SoftDevice - that allows the development of Nordic nRF51 Series SoC-based advanced wearable Bluetooth Smart
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07/03/2014
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