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March 2016
TDK's high-efficiency 3x5 medical power supply delivers 250W

CUS200M series AC-DC power supply

TDK announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda CUS200M series of AC-DC power supplies. With efficiencies up to 94%, the series can deliver 200W with convection cooling or up to 250W with 1.5m/s airflow. The units, packaged in the industry standard 3” x 5” footprint, have both medical and ITE certification
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03/31/2016
ByteGrid Holdings, a leading provider of highly-compliant hosting solutions, announced that it has selected power management company Eaton to provide power management and monitoring solutions for its Cleveland Technology Center (CTC) in downtown Cleveland, the city’s largest multi-tenant data center. As
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03/28/2016
Linear's 20V, 20A monolithic synchronous step-down regulator offers  ultra-low DCR current sensing for higher efficiency

The LTC7130 has a 4.5V to 20V input range

Linear Technology introduced the LTC7130 constant frequency peak current mode synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with temperature-compensated ultralow DCR current sensing and clock synchronization. The device’s unique architecture eases compensation and offers the ability to directly parallel multiple ICs
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03/28/2016

Rohm's synchronous buck converter IC claims the industry’s lowest minimum on-time

Controlling pulses in a very short period makes it possible to reduce the minimum ON time to an unprecedented 20ns, 6x shorter than the conventional level

ROHM recently announced the development of the BD51180TL, a step-down DC/DC converter featuring the lowest minimum ON time in the industry, making it ideal for high-power applications such as industrial equipment and automotive systems. In recent years, there is a growing trend towards electronification
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03/25/2016
Intersil’s digital hybrid PWM controllers with PMBus simplify power design for data center equipment

ISL68200 with integrated MOSFET drivers and ISL68201 with PWM output

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced two new PMBus compatible, single-phase digital hybrid DC/DC controllers that provide point-of-load (POL) conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, processors and general purpose system rails. The ISL68200 with integrated
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03/25/2016
Power Integrations' 900 V InnoSwitch-EP ICs serves industrial and three-phase power supply apps

900 V InnoSwitch-EP

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced the addition of a 900 V device to its InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switcher ICs. The new device targets power supplies operating from high-voltage DC and three-phase power sources
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03/25/2016
Bicron launches 2nd-Gen corona-free custom magnetics solutions

VoltBoss transformer

Bicron Electronics, manufacturer of high-reliability, custom magnetics, announced the latest advance in its line of VoltBoss corona-free transformers. Corona bloom, a corrosive effect of partial discharge, is a leading cause of failure in magnetics components. The new, 2nd generation of VoltBoss transformers
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03/24/2016
Renesas showcased their latest power solutions at APEC 2016

8th-generation G8H Series of IGBTs

Renesas Electronics America, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, showcased several of its analog and power technologies at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), which took place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. Renesas also had the new 8th-generation
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03/24/2016
Altera, now a part of Intel, will demonstrate a portfolio of innovative power and industrial solutions at the Applied Power and Electronics Conference (Booth #2253) being held from March 21-24, 2015, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Altera will demonstrate how its field programmable
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03/21/2016
Vicor announced the launch of its new AC to Point-of-Load Development Kit ("ACPoL DKit"). The development kit enables power system designers to immediately begin operating and evaluating a complete power system solution featuring the industry's thinnest, highest performance, highest density power components,
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03/21/2016
CUI announced the recent addition of Steve Mathis to their organization to fill the role of Vice President of Global Sales. The appointment is part of CUI’s drive to better serve the complex needs of their quickly growing global OEM customer base. Steve brings a deep understanding of the networking,
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03/16/2016
Monolithic Power Systems, a leading innovator in high-performance power solutions, will show state-of-the-art, integrated hot-swap solutions, high-performance digital PFC/LLC combo controllers, USB Type-C AC/DC adaptors, tiny MPM power modules from 0.6A to 20A, and high-speed MagAlpha angular position sensors
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03/16/2016
Lattice and MediaTek claim the most power-efficient 4K video over USB Type-C

SiI7033 port controller

Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, and MediaTek announced the joint release of power-efficient reference designs that drive 4K UHD over a USB Type-C connector. Lattice’s USB Type-C port controllers and MHL transceivers can easily be paired with MediaTek’s
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03/14/2016
element14 and NXP announced the launch of NXP’s new Freedom Development Platform K66F for Kinetis K66, K65 and K26 MCUs, which offers optimized performance, scalable integration and low power capabilities. The NXP Freedom Development Platform K66F is ideal for developing low cost, low power applications to
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03/14/2016
IoT is perfectly suited for smart grid roll-out, thanks to the long range requirements and the small data size needed for transmission. Using narrow-band RF, the standard for long-range communication, an innovative remote energy monitoring solution is now possible. The solution consists of wireless
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03/14/2016
Today’s zeitgeist – or spirit of the age – within factory automation and process control professionals is to move towards “smart factories,” often referred to as the upcoming fourth industrial revolution. If we look at previous industrial revolutions in order to help prepare for the next one, a pattern
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03/14/2016
Requirements to optimize efficiency and to address the complex power requirements of CPUs, ASICs and other sophisticated ICs are making active power management a critical design requirement in applications such as datacenter servers, embedded telecoms systems and networking equipment. At the same time, engineers
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03/13/2016
Although efficiency has been replaced by effectiveness as favorite criterion in the business world, it still dominates the world of engineers and technicians. The hunt for improved utilization of electricity permeates every level in the electronics industry, from individual semiconductor components over circuits
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03/13/2016
Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smaller and smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens,
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03/13/2016
It is a fascinating time to be in the electronic engineering industry, especially in the power sector, as society moves forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This promises to be the last, barring the takeover of industry by intelligent robots, as all of the parts are in place and the core technologies
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03/13/2016
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced a new family of power-conversion ICs dedicated to 48V power architectures. These three new products are shipping in volume. To meet ever-growing performance demands, servers
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03/10/2016
Leading electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics announced a distribution agreement with Knowles (Syfer) (formerly Syfer Technology). The Knowles Capacitors (Syfer) brand is considered to be a premier source for application-specific multilayer ceramic capacitors and EMI suppression filters. The
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03/07/2016
When design engineers, purchasing professionals and policy makers gather at this year’s ELEXCON, one of China's largest and most important electronic exhibitions, a wide range of topics critical to the continuing progress of the industry will be featured: • Start-ups: hardware, software & the
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03/02/2016
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