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Powering Communications

February 2015
Ross Sabolcik of Silicon Labs on the IoT

Ross Sabolcik of Silicon Labs

In this PSDcast Ross Sabolcik, VP and GM for Analog, Power, and Sensors at Silicon Labs talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Designs about the buzz and the reality of the Internet of Things (IoT). The reality of the IoT is that it is a convergence of inter-related core technologies creating intelligent connected
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02/27/2015
Microsemi's integrated GNSS Master significantly reduces cost of indoor small cells & eliminates need for outdoor antenna

Integrated GNSS Master

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its Integrated GNSS Master (IGM) solution required for small cell synchronization. The IGM is the company’s first solution that fully integrates a 1588v2 PTP grandmaster with a
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02/27/2015
Lattice Semi's latest reference designs expedite & simplify USB Type-C implementation

The three solutions offered by Lattice address both Cable Detect (CD) and Power Delivery (PD) functions

Lattice Semiconductor, a leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, announced three new, freely-downloadable reference designs that enable designers working in consumer, industrial and other sectors to quickly implement the cable detect and power delivery functions required to unlock
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02/27/2015

ON Semi demos imaging, connectivity, motor control, and power solutions for IoT at Embedded World 2015

ON Semiconductor will demonstrate new innovative solutions at embedded world 2015

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, will demonstrate new innovative solutions for embedded systems at the Embedded World Conference 2015 from Feb. 24-26 in Nuremberg, Germany.   Imaging ON Semiconductor will demonstrate the new AR0230CS
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02/25/2015
Wuerth's SMD air coils target high-frequency apps

WE-CAIR air coils

High-frequency applications, especially in the area of radio technology, require air coils with a particularly high Q-factor. Specifically adapted to the current market requirements for this area of applications, Wuerth Electronics is now expanding its portfolio of WE-CAIR air coils by the new design types 1322
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02/25/2015
Qnovo, a supplier of innovative mobile fast charging solutions, announced a new approach to reducing mobile device battery-related returns. Qnovo Analytics (QNA) continuously monitors battery health and provides diagnostics to quickly resolve consumer battery issues. Mobile consumers cite battery
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02/25/2015
Andrew Johnson of CUI on Level VI Standards

Andrew Johnson of CUI

In this PSDcast Andrew Johnson of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the neccessary migration to Level VI power standards and the issues involved. Procuring power supplies has always been a hunt for specs and compliance, and understanding
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02/23/2015
AVX claims lowest-profile poke-home connector available

9296 Series low profile, horizontal SMT mount poke home connectors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the lowest profile poke-home connector currently available on the market. Featuring its industry-proven 2mm dual beam, high spring-force, phosphor bronze poke-home contacts in a sleek 3.0mm pitch by 2.5mm high SMT package,
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02/23/2015
Jensen Transformers announced the launch of the company's new website. According to Dave Hill, General Manager: "The new website has been a long time in coming and represents a phenomenal resource for our customers. Jensen Transformers has a profile on the world stage and our new website will greatly support
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02/20/2015
Travis Summerlin of TI on the latest changes to the SMBus specification

Travis Summerlin of PMBUS

In this PSDcast Travis Summerlin, PMBus Spec Working Group Chairman and System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) Director (also with Texas Instruments), talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about communication protocols and the latest changes and updates to the System Management Bus (SMBus). The SMIF
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02/18/2015
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leader in ICs for Power Conversion, and Flextronics, an innovative supply-chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a wide range of industries
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02/18/2015
GE's latest 228W DC/DC quarter-brick boasts high efficiency

QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converter

GE’s Critical Power business has expanded its Hammerhead series of DC-DC modules with the 228-watt (W) quarter-brick QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converters. The low-height modules provide a single, precisely regulated output voltage over an ultra-wide input voltage range of 18-75 volts DC. The new DC-DC converters
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02/18/2015
Freescale Semiconductor, a leader in advanced systems solutions for the latest virtualised networks, and Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, announced they are expanding a long-term partnership in both commercial and research endeavours. As part of the expansion, the companies
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02/18/2015
AVX claims lowest-profile high CV tantalum capacitor

AVX 206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world's lowest profile high CV tantalum capacitor: the new 47μF 8V 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip. Both thin and flat, the new 1206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors measure 3.4mm in length, 1.8mm in width, and feature
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02/17/2015
Ray Almgren of National Instruments on power test trends

Ray Almgren of National Instruments

In this PSDcast Ray Almgren of National Instruments talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current and developing trends in test and measurement in electronic design. With the challenges facing the engineering community in the areas of the IoT, smart grid, and the smart facility, using the best
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02/17/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the topic conferences, articles, and blogs. Much of this has focused on the standards for communication and security of the information and devices. Just as important is powering the myriad of devices that comprise the IoT. It is worthwhile to first describe what makes up
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02/14/2015
In today’s increasingly hyperconnected world, it is essential that all new designs minimize power consumption and are protected from being cloned, reverse engineered, or tampered with in order to protect embedded intellectual property, system data, and the system itself.  FPGAs play a key role in meeting
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02/14/2015
The easily discerned lines separating cyberspace and the “real world” are disappearing. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), physical objects are increasingly integrated in information systems and individuals are interacting with vast distributed networks dozens of times a day. Clearly, the IoT
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02/14/2015
When we think of harsh environments, there is no doubt that one of the most challenging applications on this planet is downhole drilling. Oil field service companies are pushing the limits of technology to design precision equipment that must survive extreme pressure, shock, and vibration, while at the same
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02/14/2015
Ultra-precision, high-side current sensing is crucial in applications where one must measure the current entering or leaving a battery. Today many digital multimeters feature four-lead Kelvin sensing to eliminate the series resistance of the multimeter leads and give an accurate voltage drop across a given resistor. Similarly,
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02/14/2015
Dave Hughes of HCC Embedded on intelligent systems in the IoT

Dave Hughes of HCC Embedded

in this PSDcast Dave Hughes of HCC Embedded talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the intelligent infrastructures at the heart of the IoT and Smart Grid (SG) and the challenges and opportunties they present to the engineering community. One of the advantages of the IoT and SG is the intelligent
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02/13/2015
TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced a plan to create a standard for a new 100Gb/s form factor pluggable interconnect with the functionality of QSFP28 in a thermally enhanced package approximately the size of the SFP form factor by way of a new MSA (multi source agreement) group. “Customers
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02/13/2015
PI Expert Suite now available as a Cloud-based app

PI Expert Suite is now accessible as a cloud-based app

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced that its powerful, flexible power supply unit (PSU) design tool, PI Expert Suite, is now accessible as a cloud-based app. Previously, users downloaded the tool to a local PC or workstation; with
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02/11/2015
AVX claims first 0201 tantalum capacitor

The sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world's smallest and lowest profile tantalum capacitor: the sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip. Measuring only 0.6mm x 0.35mm x 0.35mm, the new 0201 E case TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitors deliver high CV
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02/11/2015
Moxa's redundancy solution helps electrical substations deliver high reliability and data integrity

PT-G503-PHR-PTP RedBox

Maintaining data integrity and the highest system availability are mission-critical objectives for electrical substations. Because their automation systems require zero recovery time redundancy to achieve uninterrupted power supply to end-users, RedBoxes (redundancy boxes) are installed so that network data
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02/11/2015
TE Connectivity's NECTOR M power system offers a new standard for lighting and power connectivity

NECTOR M power system connectors

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces its newly enhanced NECTOR M power system. In addition to meeting IEC 61535 standards, the power system solution is designed to meet the UL 1977 guidelines and just debuted a 5-position splitter that provides power, signal and control connection
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02/09/2015
AVX reveals their latest RoHS-compliant series of high voltage stacked SMPS capacitors

C0G RV Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new RoHS-compliant series of high voltage, DIP-leaded stacked SMPS capacitors. Rated for 1,000–5,000V and capacitance values spanning 100pF to 15μF, the new RV Series capacitors feature low ESR and ESL, low DC leakage
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02/09/2015
Latching DC connectors prevent critical power loss

Cliff Electronics latching DC plugs and sockets

Cliff Electronics announces the introduction of a new range of latching DC plugs and sockets designed for use where it is critical power is not lost or interrupted by accidental disconnection in applications including medical, data, monitoring, emergency lighting and equipment charging.   The
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02/06/2015
AVX's high CV tantalum capacitor claims lowest profile

TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitor

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world’s lowest profile high CV tantalum capacitor: the new 47μF 8V 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip. Both thin and flat, the 1206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors measure 3.4mm in length, 1.8mm in width, and feature
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02/05/2015
Infineon's latest 80V and 100V power MOSFETs claim lowest on-state resistance

OptiMOS 5 MOSFETs

Infineon Technologies extends its OptiMOS 5 portfolio with 80V and 100V variants. This latest generation of Power MOSFETs is optimized for high switching frequencies especially used in synchronous rectification applications for telecom and server power supplies as well as in industrial applications such as solar,
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02/05/2015
Linear's 140V, 400mA step-down converter achieves 12ÂμA quiescent current

Linear's LTC7138 140V input-capable high-efficiency buck converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC7138, a 140V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 400mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 140V, making it ideal for a wide range of telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications. The LTC7138
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02/05/2015
Alpha and Omega Semi's AlphaDFN solution enhances mobile battery protection

AOS's new AlphaDFN MOSFETs series address battery pack protection

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced the release of two new MOSFETs optimized for battery protection applications. The AOC2804 and AOC2806 are the latest additions to the
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02/05/2015
Shahin Sadeghi of Microsemi on powerline communications in the IoT

Shahin Sadeghi of Microsemi

In this PSDcast Shahin Sadeghi of Microsemi talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues involved in device communications within the Internet of Things (IoT). With the plethora of devices demanding bandwidth in a business, home, or community, the ability to use other communications infrastructures
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02/04/2015
BlackBerry, a leader in mobile communications, launched its comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) platform, initially targeting the automotive and asset tracking industries. The BlackBerry IoT Platform will leverage the company’s extensive technology portfolio, extending its best-in-class security and reliability
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02/04/2015
Stand-Alone lead-acid battery balancing IC handles up to four 12V batteries in series

LTC3305 single IC stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12V lead acid batteries

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3305, a single IC, stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12V lead acid batteries. Balancing works by absorbing charge from higher voltage batteries and transferring that charge to lower voltage batteries so that all are charged equally. Charge is transferred
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02/03/2015
TI's SIMPLE SWITCHER nano modules empower small supply design

SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules

Texas Instruments introduced four new SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules that redefine power supply design for space-constrained applications. The 17-V and 5-V modules feature high performance in the industry’s smallest packages, and expand TI’s SIMPLE SWITCHER module portfolio to address 100-mA to 2-A industrial
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02/02/2015
The System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) in conjunction with representatives from several of its member companies, will be presenting a number of papers centered around Power Management Bus (PMBus) standards and applications at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC). The
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02/02/2015
Dave Friedman of Ayla Networks on the IoT

Dave Friedman of Ayla Networks

In this PSDcast Ayla Networks CEO Dave Friedman talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the explosion in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the demands on the infrastructures required to drive them. Ayla Networks is powering IoT for a bunch of consumer products like Owlet’s Smart Sock (wearable baby
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02/02/2015
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