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December 2014
A pilot scheme launched by the European Commission in 2013 is likely to lead to a set of guidelines that will help reduce the environmental footprint of data centers. The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) pilots will harmonize industry regulations across the European Union and include projects that look
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12/30/2014
Here are the results of an output capacitor benchmark study used in a step-down DC/DC converter design, based on a well-used control IC (Maxim’s MAX 1537 [1]) with a 6-24V input voltage range and two separate voltage outputs of 3.3 and 5V. “Some 99 percent of so-called ‘design’ problems associated
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12/30/2014
There is no Moore’s Law for passive components like capacitors, but relentless development is delivering the kinds of devices engineers need to deliver cutting-edge new products for modern living. Capacitors have for many years enabled electronic designers to manage energy within circuits and fulfill basic
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12/30/2014

The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a growing problem, estimated to be five to seven percent of world trade. Among those well-known brands are consumer safety and critical electrical products, which can have threatening implications for workers and facilities. The cost
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12/30/2014
Frederik Dostal von Analog Devices Ãber Energy Harvesting

Frederik Dostal von Analog Devices

In diesem PSDcast Frederik Dostal von Analog Devices spricht mit Alix Paultrevon Power Systems Design über die Fragen im Zusammenhang mit Energie ernten und einige der Dinge ADI bieten über Lösungen für das Engineering Community. Energy Harvesting ist nicht nur ein Akku-Tausch Technologie, so dass kleine
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12/30/2014
Energy-harvesting NFC/RFID tag authenticator securely protects sensitive data transfer between master and slave devices

MAX66242 DeepCover Secure Authenticator

Designers can now perform secure wireless data communication on their embedded systems without needing the host microcontroller, but by simply using a single MAX66242 DeepCover Secure Authenticator from Maxim Integrated Products. The MAX66242 secure authenticator is an advanced tag that combines a wireless NFC/RFID
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12/29/2014
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that the 2015 International CES will feature the largest ever showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the “Internet of Things” (IoT), with more than 900 exhibitors planning to share innovations that harness the power of the network
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12/29/2014
2014 trends lay groundwork for IoT

The Intel Edison is part of a Wearables campaign by Intel.

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to construct a digital shadow of the physical world, and this presents opportunities that are tremendous in scope and profound in their implications. At the same time, realizing this vision of a massively interconnected life requires both the push of a critical mass of smart
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12/19/2014
John Bard of Fujitsu on server power and thermal management

John Bard of Fujitsu

In this PSDcast John Bard, VP of Enterprise Servers at Fujitsu America, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the latest issues in server energy and thermal management. They discuss the importance of modernizing IT infrastructures, especially for mission critical apps like power grid statics, billing,
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12/19/2014
Alpha and Omega Semi's 40V 0.99mOhm MOSFET comes in a DFN5x6 package

The AON6590 is designed to address a wide
range of applications including primary-side and secondary-side switching, secondary-side
synchronous rectification, and POL
modules

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, announced the release of the AON6590, the flagship device in its new 40V medium voltage portfolio. The AON6590 is designed to address a wide range of
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12/18/2014
O2Micro, a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, was granted a U.S. patent for its Battery Management Systems (BMS) with Vertical Bus Circuits. A BMS monitors battery modules to ensure safe operation and
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12/17/2014
Molex modular D-Sub mixed-layout connectors handle up to IP69-rating for harsh environments

Molex modular D-Sub mixed-layout connector

Molex introduced modular D-Sub mixed-layout connectors and cable assemblies through FCT electronic, a Molex company. Tailored to meet specific customer requirements, the UL-approved D-Sub mixed layout connectors can combine power, signal, RF and pneumatics to accommodate a range of industrial automation applications.
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12/17/2014
Silego Technology introduced the SLG4LCxxxxV series, a Universal Fast Charge Identification Solution that features Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 technology. The SLG4LCxxxxV series helps identify devices supporting Quick Charge 2.0 and provides the correct control information to the power supply to set the proper
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12/16/2014
Stackpole Improves Resistor Voltage Ratings

RSF / RSMF Series 3W and 5W resistors

Stackpole announces upgrades in the working voltage ratings for the RSF / RSMF Series 3W and 5W resistors. The RSF3 working voltage is improved from 400V to 800V, the RSMF3 working voltage is improved from 500V to 600V, and the RSF5 and RSMF5 working voltage is upgraded from 750V to 1000V. This enhances
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12/16/2014
Lattice Semiconductor, a leader in ultra-low power, small form-factor, customizable solutions, announced the availability of human voice detection and command recognition IP for smartphones and other handhelds for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) category of devices. These IPs are implemented in the iCE40
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12/15/2014
IR’s latest high-density FastIRFET in 4x5 PQFN packaging offers a compact solution for DC-DC apps

IRFH4257D FastIRFET dual power MOSFET

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IRFH4257D FastIRFET dual power MOSFET housed in a high performance 4x5 PQFN power block package. The new package option expands the power block family’s capability to lower power for compact designs in 12V input
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12/12/2014
Pulse Electronics introduces its latest HDBaseT transformers

Pulse Electronics' HDBaseT Ethernet transformers

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduced its new HDBaseT transformers that provide common mode noise reduction for improved EMI performance and isolation for power over HDBaseT (PoH) applications. Pulse Electronics' HD8004FNL and HD8005FNL transformers are qualified for Valens
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12/11/2014
Silego's high-accuracy programmable current-sensing load switch Rich touts ultra-low RDSON

Silego Technology’s CurrentPAK

Silego Technology introduced the CurrentPAK family of configurable mixed-signal ICs, or CMICs. A high-performance load switch with efficient, high-accuracy current measurement, CurrentPAK is also the world’s first load switch to have advanced programmable features. Using Non-Volatile Memory (NVM), designers
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12/11/2014
Heard of structural electronics?

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

Structural electronics is one of the most important developments this century yet most people have never heard of it. Strange - there are over 37 million items on Google. Two years ago, IEEE published,"3D Printing for Rapid Prototyping of Structural Electronics". Drayson revealed the "structural
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12/10/2014
Delta-Q Technologies, a leader in battery charging solutions for electric drive vehicles and industrial machines, today revealed new insights into its tailored approach to charging lead acid batteries in machines such as golf cars, lift trucks, aerial work platforms and floor cleaning machines. The company's
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12/10/2014
Infineon launches advanced high-power-module platform with royalty-free license of package design

Royalty-Free License of Package Design for Industry Use

Infineon Technologies announced the launch of two new power module platforms designed to improve the performance of high-voltage IGBTs in voltage classes from 1200V up to 6.5kV. To make the benefits of the new module broadly available, Infineon is offering a royalty-free license of the design to all providers
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12/10/2014
Cree claims highest-power 50V GaN HEMT at 320W

Cree's family of 50V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) die

Cree, a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, has extended its family of 50V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) die with the release of three new components: a 20W, 6GHz die; a 75W, 6GHz die; and a 320W, 4GHz die. Currently comprised
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12/10/2014
Analog Devices unveils direct conversion receiver development platform for radar

The AD-FMCOMMS6-EBZ evaluation board

Analog Devices announced an integrated direct conversion receiver development platform for radar systems where reduced size, weight and power (SWaP) implementation is critical. The new AD-FMCOMMS6-EBZ platform is a 400-MHz to 4.4-GHz receiver (1350 MHz to 1650 MHz with installed filters) supporting the key L-
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12/10/2014
GreenPeak Technologies, an industry-leading Smart Home semi-conductor/system company, announced that they will be demonstrating an exciting array of impressive Real Life Smart Home applications at the January 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sands Expo, “The Heart of the Smart Home”, in booth
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12/10/2014
Bringing customers one step closer to the wireless Internet of Tomorrow, Freescale Semiconductor today extended its wireless charging portfolio by introducing the industry’s first 15W Qi-compliant wireless charging solution. The solution paves the way for ultra-fast wireless recharging for a variety of larger
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12/09/2014
Vishay releases Its first two 600V fast body diode N-channel MOSFETs for soft switching topologies

Vishay Siliconix SiHx28N60EF and SiHx33N60EF

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first two devices in its new 600 V EF Series of fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs. With low reverse recovery charge and on-resistance, the Vishay Siliconix SiHx28N60EF and SiHx33N60EF increase reliability and save energy in industrial, telecom, computing, and renewable
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12/04/2014
Linear's 20A step-down uModule regulator is optimized for low VIN to low VOUT Conversion

LTM4639 20A DC/DC step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4639, a 20A DC/DC step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator capable of converting 2.5V to 7V main-power system rails to point-of-load voltages as low as 0.6V with optimum efficiency. In complex rack-mount systems, improved voltage conversion efficiency results in savings
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12/04/2014
Pasternack expands portfolio of in-stock RF amplifiers

Pasternack connectorized RF amplifiers

Pasternack Enterprises, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has significantly expanded their portfolio of connectorized RF amplifiers including high power amplifiers, high-rel amplifiers, broadband amplifiers, limiting amplifiers, power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers
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12/04/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Linear Technology demonstrates their latest wireless charging solution for Power Systems Design at electronica 2014.
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12/04/2014
PFC (power-factor correction) circuit designers have used average current-mode control for decades (figure 1). Various analog PFC-control chips based on this control algorithm are available in the commercial market.
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12/03/2014
UPS Systems, the UK’s largest independent supplier of standby power solutions, has been awarded RISQS accreditation by Achilles. The 'Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme' (RISQS), formerly known as Achilles Link-Up, has been developed to provide a fair, open and transparent third party
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Date:
12/01/2014
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