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June 2015
IZT expands support for digital radio

S1000 signal generator

IZT expands its comprehensive support for Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) applications adding new features to its high performance S1000 signal generator family. IZT introduced the DAB ContentServer Embedded Edition for the S1000. The new option integrates DAB, DAB+ and DMB multiplexing and makes the functionality
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06/29/2015
TDK's wide range input converters deliver 30W in a square inch

CCG series DC/DC converter

TDK announced the introduction of the CCG30 series of 30W DC-DC converters. Packaged in an industry-standard 1 x 1 inch footprint, the CCG series can operate over a wide 4:1 input range. Enclosed in a metal case with six-sided shielding, these high performance converters are suitable for use in data and tele-communications,
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06/26/2015
Power Integrations' HiperPFS-3 PFC ICs  target light-load performance

HiperPFSTM-3 power factor correction IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced its HiperPFS-3 family of power factor correction ICs, which offer high power factor and high efficiency across the entire load range. Targeting applications with continuous power demands up to 405
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06/24/2015

RS Components adds Infineon IGBT modules to power semi portfolio

Infineon IGBT modules

RS Components, a distributor for engineers, has added 75 new Infineon IGBT modules to its portfolio of over 200 products from leading vendors, bringing greater choice to designers and installers seeking energy-efficient solutions to power conversion and control challenges. The new modules are suitable for applications
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06/23/2015
CHERRY’s energy-harvesting switches need no wires or batteries

CHERRY Energy-Harvesting Switch Modules

CHERRY Energy Harvesting Switch Modules meet the increasing demand for simple and flexible wireless data transmission of switch signals with maintenance-free low energy consumption. CHERRY’s innovative wireless and battery-less Energy Harvesting Technology provides effective control solutions for countless
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06/22/2015
James Lougheed of Exar on power industry trends

James Lougheed of Exar

In this PSDcast James Lougheed, VP of Component Products at Exar, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current state of the power elecrtonics industry, and some of the trends and issues dominating the marketplace. Exar recently unveiled the XR79120, a 20A single-output synchronous step-down
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06/22/2015
Stadium Power releases ultra-compact high-efficiency 500W switchmode supply

AQF500 series

Stadium Power, a leading UK based provider of power supply solutions, announced the availability of the AQF500 series of ultra compact high efficiency 500 watt switch mode power supplies with Active PFC. These single output power supplies offer high power density up to 26W per cubic inch in just a 5” x 3”
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06/22/2015
AVX unveils web-based interactive capacitor-simulation tool

AVX interactive SpiTAN IV software

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new web-based simulation tool for its tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide capacitors. Featuring data mined from the libraries of AVX’s previous PSpice Models and S-Parameters S2P software, which, now redundant,
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06/19/2015
From connectivity to globalization and sustainability, Gordon Moore’s prediction for the pace of semiconductor technology advances has set the stage for global technology innovation and contribution for 50 years. The exponential advances predicted by Moore’s Law have transformed the world we live in. The
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06/19/2015
Nordic's nRF52 family addresses single-chip Bluetooth Smart with on-chip NFC for Touch-to-Pair

nRF52 Preview Development Kit

Nordic Semiconductor announced that it is sampling the first member of its next generation nRF52 Series of ultra low power wireless solutions - the nRF52832System-on-Chip (SoC). The nRF52832 redefines the single-chip Bluetooth Smart category by marrying barrier-breaking performance to power efficiency. It also
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06/19/2015
Stackpole's high-power chip resistor touts thermal performance

RHC2512 high-power chip resistor

The RHC2512 from Stackpole utilizes unique materials, design, and processing to offer much lower thermal resistance than other high power chip resistors. When used with the recommended solder pad layout, the RHC will typically show a heat rise of 60°C per watt compared to standard 2512 devices that can experience
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06/19/2015
Vishay's 20V chipscale MOSFET saves space and power in mobile apps

TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET

Vishay Intertechnology introduced their latest TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET in the chipscale MICRO FOOT 0.8 mm by 0.8 mm package with an ultra-thin 0.357 mm profile. Designed to save space, decrease power consumption, and extend battery usage in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, solid-state drives,
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06/19/2015
RS Components now stocking KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP high-voltage ceramic capacitors

KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP capacitors

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, has extended its support for high-voltage design by adding the latest KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) from 500V to 2500V, in a range of popular capacitance values from 30pF to 3.3nF. KEMET’s strong but pliable FT-CAP Flexible Termination
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06/19/2015
Programmable USB-C controller from Fairchild now shipping from Mouser

FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller from Fairchild Semiconductor. This thin client solution detects attachment and orientation to USB Type-C devices with software flexibility that
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06/18/2015
RS Components (RS), a leading distributor for engineers, is now stocking the CapZero family of automatic discharge ICs from Power Integrations, which eliminate the energy losses incurred when using resistors alone to discharge the X capacitors of mains-powered equipment safely. X capacitors connected
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06/18/2015
GE's open-frame AC/DC supplies offer high power density for space-constrained apps

Open-frame CLP power supply

GE’s Critical Power business announced two new additions to its open-frame, Compact Low Power (CLP) family of AC-DC power supplies — its CLP0224FP and CLP0112FP. These new solutions complement the already released CLP0212FP solution, a 200-W, 12-volt AC-to-DC solution. The CLP0224FP, 200-watt (W), 24-volt
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06/17/2015
DuPont embeds wireless power tech to create Corian Charging Surface

Corian Charging Surface

DuPont Building Innovations has “cut the cord” with its launch of DuPont Corian Charging Surface, a new technology that easily charges mobile devices without the need for wires and plugs cluttering the countertop. This innovative offering is on display in Chicago this week at NeoCon 2015, the largest commercial
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06/16/2015
Mark Downing of Intersil on single-stage industrial power conversion

Mark Downing of Intersil

In this PSDcast Mark Downing, Senior VP of Intersil’s Corporate Strategy and Infrastructure Power Products, talks to Alix Paultre of Power
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06/15/2015
TDK-Lambda's 75W low-profile triple-output CUT75 AC/DC power supplies now at Mouser

CUT75 Series Power Supplies

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the CUT75 Series Power Supplies from TDK-Lambda. Based on a two-converter topology, the CUT75 series of 75W triple-output, low-profile AC/DC power supplies supports zero minimum load operation,
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06/15/2015
MicroPower Direct's safety-approved 1W SIP DC/DC converters tout low costs

The ME100SE family is packaged in a miniature, 4-pin SIP case that requires very little board space

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the ME100SE series provides 1W of output power in a miniature 4-pin SIP package. They are specifically designed to provide the wide selection, miniature size, I/O isolation and economy required by a wide range of space critical board level applications. Sixteen
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06/12/2015
 Fairchild's FSBB10CH120DF Motion SPM 3 Series IGBT Module now at Mouser

FSBB10CH120DF module

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the FSBB10CH120DF Motion SPM 3 Series Module, part of the Motion SPM 3 Module family from Fairchild Semiconductor. The FSBB10CH120DF is a Smart Power Module (SPM) that features a 1200V, 10A
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06/10/2015
The International Conference on Electric Fuses and their Applications to be held in Dresden in September 2015, is the 10th in a series of conferences which began in 1976. Electric fuses play a vital role in the protection of low, medium, and high-voltage power systems, power electronic systems, electric vehicles,
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06/09/2015
Pasternack expands offering of solid-state high-power amplifiers

These coaxial packaged RF amplifiers cover UHF, VHF, L, S and C frequency bands

Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has introduced a new portfolio of solid state, high power amplifiers. These coaxial packaged RF amplifiers cover UHF, VHF, L, S and C frequency bands and are widely employed in applications such as electronic warfare,
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06/09/2015
Hirose board-to-board connector family features floating alignment capability

FunctionMAX connectors

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed the FunctionMAX group, a versatile board-to-board connector family that features specialized floating alignment capability and/or high-speed transmission. The FunctionMAX board-to-board connector family includes connector series
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06/08/2015
IsabellenhÃtte’s shunt-based current sensor tech suits frequency converters and solar inverters

ILF current sensor

Measurement technology specialist Isabellenhütte has developed a current sensor in the low-amperage range. The new ILF current sensor covers a measurement range of up to 60 amperes and displays the flowing current via the corresponding voltage value on the analogue output. Thanks to its compact IC housing,
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06/08/2015
Intersil’s latest 60V synchronous buck controller simplifies supply design

ISL8117 synchronous step-down PWM controller

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the first 60V synchronous buck controller able to bypass the intermediate step-down conversion stage traditionally employed in industrial applications. The ISL8117 synchronous step-down PWM controller’s low
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06/05/2015
Murata’s Type ZY Bluetooth SMART module now at Mouser

Murata Type ZY Bluetooth SMART Module

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the Type ZY Bluetooth SMART Module from Murata. Marketed as one of the most compact and ultra-low-power consumption Bluetooth SMART modules in the industry, the Murata Type ZY Module conforms
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06/05/2015
Vincotech's flowBOOST4w modules suit UPS and other three-phase PFC apps

flowBOOST4w module

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of its new flowBOOST4w modules designed for UPS and other three-phase PFC applications with power ratings from 100 to 200 kVA and switching frequencies from 8 to 20 kHz. These modules serve online UPS and
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06/05/2015
Anritsu's 2- and 4-port VNAs  tout performance & affordability

ShockLine vector network analyzers

Anritsu expands its ShockLine family of affordable vector network analyzers (VNAs) with the introduction of the Performance ShockLine MS46500B series. Delivering an unprecedented level of value and performance, including best-in-class dynamic range and maximum output power, the new MS46500B series lowers cost-of-test
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06/04/2015
Rockchip, a leading fabless semiconductor company and mobile SoC solution provider, launched at the COMPUTEX Show in Taipei the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi technology, the Rockchip RKi6000. The RKi6000 is new ultra-low power Wi-Fi and memory technology that greatly reduces power consumption of IoT (Internet
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06/03/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Vicor describes several of their latest power solutions using their novel  Vicor Integrated Adapter (VIA) technology for Power Systems Design
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06/01/2015
Linear's ÂμModule with precision DC & transient output regulation for less than 28nm FPGAs scales to 144A

LTM4630-1 dual 18A or single 36A µModule (micromodule) regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4630-1, a dual 18A or single 36A µModule (micromodule) regulator with high precision output voltage regulation for 28nm and sub-28nm FPGAs, ASICs and microprocessors. The core voltage of these advanced digital devices requires very accurate voltage regulation at steady state
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06/01/2015
MIRA, a leading engineering, research and test consultancy with capabilities in electrical and hybrid systems, has announced a collaborative agreement with Fundação Parque
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06/01/2015
IHS predicts Avago - Broadcom merger will create semiconductor powerhouse

The strength of the merged Avago/Broadcom in the wired communications market positions it to benefit from the strong projected market growth.

Merger activity in the semiconductor industry moved to a new level with the announcement of the agreement for Avago Technologies to acquire Broadcom, according to IHS, a leading global source of critical information and insight. The deal, which is valued at $37 billion in cash and stock, will create a new company
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06/01/2015
Laird’s air-to-air outdoor cooler protects telecom battery cabinets and outdoor kiosks from temperature variations

The AA-480 Outdoor Thermoelectric Cooler

Technology leader Laird released the new AA-480 Series Outdoor Cooler which improves the reliability of cellular coverage, keeping people connected during a power outage by protecting the emergency batteries used in wireless base stations. When the power to a cellular antenna tower goes out, emergency
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06/01/2015

 



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