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Powering Communications

March 2015
Sagar Jethani of element14 on design inspiration

Sagar Jethani of element14

In this PSDcast Sagar Jethani, Head of Content at element14, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the changing nature of design and the explosion in tools and technologies that enable and inspire it. A very good example can be found in the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, the first major new version of
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03/31/2015
Rumors broke today, sparked by a Korean business site, that Samsung may be considering making a bid for AMD. It’s not unusual for these kinds of rumors to make the rounds, though it’s been awhile since I heard Samsung’s name floated. Any such acquisition would mark a sea change for the Sunnyvale-based
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03/31/2015
Two notes on Intel's possibly buying Altera

Top 10 semiconductor industry suppliers

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, March 27, 2015, Intel is in talks to buy Altera. Intel’s largest purchase comes on the heels of a long series of semiconductor mergers and acquisitions – including NXP and Freescale, Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion, Lattice Semiconductor and
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03/30/2015

GE expands high-density rectifier portfolio to address data-intensive industries

CP3500 rectifier

GE introduced its new CP3500 rectifier, the latest addition to its new rectifier product line, providing industry-leading power conversion density capabilities for data-hungry applications. The CP3500 is the industry’s first compact, 3.5-kilowatt (kW) AC to 48-volt DC rectifier in a 1U[1] module and provides
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03/30/2015
Microchip's MOST150 INICs empower automotive smart-antenna modules

OS81118AF Intelligent Network Interface Controller

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that the MOST Cooperation released its MOST150 technology coaxial physical layer specification. This new industry-standard specification enables Microchip to support smart antenna module
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03/27/2015
Acopian's 288W narrow-profile switching regulated supplies now certified to UL and CE

Narrow Profile power supply series

Acopian Power Supplies, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies announced that its Narrow Profile power supply series is now certified to UL Safety Standards UL 60950 (Information Technology Equipment) and UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment),
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03/27/2015
Michael Freeman of Semitrex on advanced power conversion

Michael Freeman of Semitrex

In this PSDcast Michael Freeman of Semitrex talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the next generation of power conversion devices. Semitrex, a fabless semiconductor company, is addressing energy consumption through its highly energy efficient TRONIUM Power Supply System(s) on a Chip (PSSoC). TRONIUM
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03/27/2015
Cree, a leading supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, is exhibiting at, chairing, and sponsoring this year’s IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON) — the leading conference for addressing developments in microwave and RF wireless technologies
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03/27/2015
NXP Semiconductors announced its new GreenChip power solution, the TEA1916+TEA1995 platform – an innovative and easy-to-design new Resonant LLC solution targeted for desktop PC/AiO, gaming consoles, notebook adapters and large panel TVs. Building on NXP’s success as the market leader in GreenChip
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03/27/2015
AVX claims highest Q 01005 MLCC available for UHF band applications

CU Series ultralow ESR C0G (NP0) MLCCs

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the highest Q 01005 MLCC available on today’s market for ultra high frequency (UHF) band applications (300MHz—3GHz). The first part number of the new CU Series ultralow ESR C0G (NP0) MLCCs, the CU10 01005 MLCC, exhibits
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03/27/2015
Ericsson's 90A digital PoL DC/DC converter suits high-demand networking equipment

Ericsson's two-phase 90A 3E digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC power modules

Ericsson has launched a new two-phase 90A 3E digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC power module that offers compensation-free performance and the ability to easily connect modules in parallel to provide up to 360A to advanced network-processors that require high performance in power delivery and high levels of software
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03/26/2015
In this episode of PSDtv On Semiconductor demonstrates their latest Gallium Nitride (GaN) power conversion tech for Power Systems Design at APEC 2015. Created in a partnership
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03/25/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Altera explains their latest power system-on-a-chip at APEC 2015 for Power Systems Design. The PMBus-enabled EM1130 digital power module is optimized
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03/23/2015
CUI's 90A digital POL modules address advanced ICs

NDM3Z-90 digital POL module

CUI announced the release of its highest current digital POL family to date from the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Designed specifically to address the rapidly-rising power requirements of today’s most advanced integrated circuits, the NDM3Z-90 is a non-isolated
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03/23/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Fairchild describes their latest TO leadless packaging and how it improves performance for Power Systems Design at APEC 2015. The combination of superior
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03/23/2015
Intersil claims first fully-encapsulated 50A digital power module

ISL8272M DC/DC digital PMBus power module

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the industry’s first 50A fully encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power module. The ISL8272M is a complete step-down power supply that delivers up to 50A of output current from industry standard 12V or 5V input
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03/23/2015
Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the SC33020H Load Switch platform in a tiny 0.9mm x 0.9mm, 4 bump Chip Scale Package (CSP) with industry leading Ron of just 32mΩ. The SC33020H load switch provides power rail control for up to 2A with reverse current
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03/23/2015
TI claims first zero standby power PSR solution for high-power AC/DC power supplies

UCC28730 PSR flyback controller with 700-V startup switch and UCC24650 wake-up monitor

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first zero standby power controller chipset with the lowest standby power consumption for AC/DC flyback power supplies up to 75 W. Taking power supply efficiency to the next level, the new UCC28730 primary-side regulation (PSR) flyback controller with
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03/23/2015
In this episode of PSDtv International Rectifier+Infineon describe their latest enhancement-GaN-based power converter solution at APEC 2015 for Power Systems Design. GaN switch
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03/20/2015
Qspeed 150V diodes from Power Integrations offer switching speed and softness

Qspeed 150 V diodes

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced a new family of Qspeed 150 V diodes. The fastest silicon diodes in the world, Qspeed LQA150 series devices also feature excellent softness for low EMI. Based on the company’s Qspeed merged-PIN
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03/20/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Alex Lidow of Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) explains the various wireless-power demonstrations and other technologies for Power Systems Design at
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03/19/2015
Linear's software devkit for SmartMesh IP accelerates development of wireless sensor Industrial IoT

SmartMesh IPTM

Linear Technology’s SmartMesh IPTM wireless sensor networking products now provide the ability to program industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications directly on the embedded ARM Cortex-M3, running Micrium’s µC/OS-II real-time operating system. Users no longer need a separate processor for sensor interface
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03/19/2015
TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced its FullAXS Mini connector sealing system and cable assemblies, a major step toward reducing the physical footprint and reducing installation costs of wireless outdoor products. In addition, TE is introducing its next-generation MXC optical connector, which
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03/19/2015
In this episode of PSDtv STMicroelectronics demonstrates their DC/DC technology with autotuning for Power Systems Design at APEC 2015, The technology allows the power supply
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03/18/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments demonstrates their GaN-based power solution at APEC 2015 for Power Systems Design. The industry’s first 80-V, 10-A integrated gallium
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03/18/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Exar demonstrates their latest power solutions at APEC 2015 for Power Systems Design. With a proprietary emulated current mode Constant On-Time (COT)
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03/18/2015
TI launches first 80-V half-bridge GaN FET module

LMG5200 GaN FET power stage

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 80-V, 10-A integrated gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistor (FET) power-stage prototype, which consists of a high-frequency driver and two GaN FETs in a half-bridge configuration – all in an easy-to-design quad flat no-leads (QFN) package. The
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03/18/2015
Vishay's PowerPAK 8x8L 200A package offers space- and power-saving alternative to D2PAK and DPAK

Vishay Intertechnology's new 8 mm by 8 mm by 1.8 mm PowerPAK 8x8L package

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new 8 mm by 8 mm by 1.8 mm PowerPAK 8x8L package designed to provide a high-current, space- and power-saving alternative to D2PAK and DPAK devices commonly used in automotive applications. The Vishay Siliconix SQJQ402E 40 V TrenchFET power MOSFET is the industry's first AEC-Q101-qualified
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03/17/2015
Microchip releases Wi-Fi 802.11ac power amplifier module

SST11CP22 5 GHz power amplifier module

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced its new SST11CP22 5 GHz power amplifier module (PAM) for the IEEE 802.11ac ultra high data rate Wi-Fi standard. This PAM delivers 19 dBm linear output power at 1.8% dynamic EVM (Error Vector Magnitude) with
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03/17/2015
Infineon Technologies announced the expansion of its Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Silicon technology and product portfolio at APEC 2015. The company now offers both enhancement mode and cascode configuration GaN-based platforms optimized for high performance applications requiring superior levels of energy efficiency
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03/17/2015
EPC's 500W eighth-brick DC/DC converter achieves 96.7% efficiency

EPC9115 demonstration design

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introducesd the EPC9115, a demonstration design for a 12 V, 42 A output with an input range of 48 V to 60 V. The demonstration board features enhancement-mode (eGaN) power transistors – the EPC2020 (60 V) and EPC2021 (80V) – along with the LM5113 half-bridge driver
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03/17/2015
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, and power conversion specialist Transphorm, building on their previously announced partnership to bring gallium nitride (GaN) based power solutions to market, today announced the introduction of the co-branded NTP8G202N (TPH3202PS) and NTP8G206N (TPH3206PS)
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03/16/2015
GaN Systems’ power semiconductors now offer topside cooling

GaN Systems announced new topside cooling technology

GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, announced new topside cooling technology in its wide range of high-power enhancement-mode devices. Topside cooling enables engineers to use conventional, well-understood PCB cooling techniques when incorporating GaN Systems’
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03/16/2015
NXP Semiconductors announced its new GreenChip power solution, the TEA1916+TEA1995 platform – an innovative and easy-to-design new Resonant LLC solution targeted for desktop PC/AiO, gaming consoles, notebook adapters and large panel TVs.   Building on NXP’s success as the market
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03/16/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Lattice Semiconductor explains the new USB 3.0 tech at embedded world 2015 for Power Systems Design. The USB Type-C is a significant improvement over
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03/14/2015
Ericsson's 90A digital POL DC/DC converter targets high-demand networking equipment

The BMR465 POL converter

Ericsson has launched a new two-phase 90A digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC power module that offers compensation-free performance and the ability to easily connect modules in parallel to provide up to 360A to advanced network-processors that require high performance in power delivery and high levels of software
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03/13/2015
TDK's digitally-controlled 300W eighth bricks offer improved dynamic response

iEH series 300W 1/8th brick DC/DC converter

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the iEH series of 300W 1/8th brick DC/DC converters. Utilising digital non-linear adaptive control, these converters offer improved dynamic response, better system stability and increased reliability due to a reduced component count. This makes the series ideal for
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03/11/2015
The OMNIMATE range of PCB terminals, PCB plug-in connectors and feed-through terminals for industrial applications from device connectivity specialist Weidmüller is now available from Astute Electronics, the leading supplier of electronic components and value added services. This comprehensive product family
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03/11/2015
Powervation will showcase its Intelligent Digital Power solutions for high-performance computing, communications infrastructure, and advanced digital power modules at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and Exposition scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Powervation will again participate
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03/11/2015
Mouser Electronics, a leading distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement and partnership with CUI - a global leader in the development and distribution of electro-mechanical components for over 25 years. The company, a subsidiary
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03/11/2015
Linear's latest synchronous buck-boost DC/DC offers dual-input PowerPath control

The LTC3118 dual input synchronous buck-boost DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC3118, a dual input, wide voltage range synchronous buck-boost DC/DC converter with an intelligent, integrated low loss PowerPath control. Its unique power switch architecture provides high efficiency operation from either input source to a programmable output voltage above,
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03/10/2015
In this episode of PSDtv  Microsemi explains their latest low-power RF tech at embedded world 2015 for Power Systems Design. Their latest low-power RF tech is currently
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03/09/2015
Newark element14 launches low-power Freescale Freedom Platform FRDM-KL27Z with USB

Freescale Kinetis KL27/17 Cortex-M0+ based Freedom Platform with USB

Newark element14 has launched the new Freescale Kinetis KL27/17 Cortex-M0+ based Freedom Platform with USB. The board is ideal for evaluating low power Cortex-M0+ based designs that require USB capability. The Kinetis KL series of MCUs is one of the most energy efficient MCUs in its class. The new
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03/09/2015
Pasternack's latest broadband, high-power coaxial limiters protect sensitive low power RF systems

Pasternack broadband high-power coaxial limiters

Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, debuts their new broadband, high power coaxial limiters which help protect sensitive low power RF receivers and other microwave circuits in close proximity to high power signals. Common applications for these RF limiters
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03/09/2015
On Thursday, March 12, 2015, Forbes Media will host its second annual “Reinventing America: Leading the Next Industrial Revolution Summit,” at the J.W. Marriott in the summit host city of Chicago. This invitation-only event will bring together industry leaders, investors, inventors, entrepreneurs, CEOs and
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03/09/2015
ams, a leading provider of high-performance analog ICs and sensors, and STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, introduced an NFC system reference design that assures easy, reliable and secure contactless transactions while suiting the sleek
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03/09/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Freescale Semiconductor goes over the latest Kinetis Series MCUs for Power Systems Design at embedded world 2015. Freescale's Kinetis V Series MCUs
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03/06/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon explains their latest digital power management technology at embedded world for Power Systems Design.
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03/06/2015
TI unveils first 65-V synchronous step-down converter with Fly-Buck capability

The LM5160A improves power density and addresses higher power needs more efficiently and reliably

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 65-V synchronous step-down converter that provides isolated bias supplies up to 15 W – without the need for an opto-coupler. As part of TI’s innovative Fly-Buck power portfolio, the LM5160A improves power density and addresses higher power needs more efficiently
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03/05/2015
Phoenix Contact UNO POWER DIN-rail power supplies now at Mouser
Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the UNO POWER DIN-Rail Power Supply from Phoenix Contact. The UNO Power Supply is designed for applications requiring power of up to 100W and provides a maximum energy efficiency of up to 90%. The
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03/05/2015
Linear Technology announced the LT8570 and LT8570-1 current mode, fixed frequency step-up DC/DC converters. The LT8570 uses an internal 500mA, 65V switch, whereas the LT8570-1 uses a 250mA, 65V switch. Both devices operate from an input voltage range of 2.55V to 40V, making them suitable for applications with
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03/05/2015
TE Connectivity (TE), 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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03/04/2015
Littelfuse introduces new TVS Diode Arrays

SLVU2.8-8 Series 2.8V, 30A TVS Diode Arrays

Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced the SLVU2.8-8 Series 2.8V, 30A TVS Diode Array (SPA Diodes), designed to protect low voltage CMOS devices from damage caused by ESD and lightning-induced transients. When compared to similar market solutions, SLVU2.8-8 Series provides circuit designers
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03/04/2015
WeidmÃller OMNIMATE device connection and housing tech now available from TTI

Weidmüller OMNIMATE high-performance Power PCB connector

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, is now offering device connectivity specialist Weidmüller’s OMNIMATE technology in Europe, including OMNIMATE Signal, OMNIMATE Power and OMNIMATE Housings. This wide product range is modular and flexible,
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03/03/2015
Infineon Technologies announced that it supplies the embedded Secure Element (eSE) chip for the new premium smartphones Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Infineon’s SLE 97 is a SOLID FLASH-based eSE chip which can safeguard the functionalities of the mobile device as well as transactions where users’ sensitive
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03/03/2015
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