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August 2012
ON Semiconductor introduces next generation Li-ion battery charger

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NCP1851 housed in a 25-bump Flip-Chip CSP

ON Semiconductor has introduced a fully programmable Li-ion battery charger, optimised for power efficiency in smart phones, tablets, and other handheld devices. The NCP1851 significantly reduces
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08/30/2012
TI unveils flexible clocking ICs

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Texas Instruments has introduced a flexible and highly integrated clock jitter cleaner/multiplier for use in wired communications and test-and-measurement applications. The LMK04906 offers three redundant
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08/30/2012
iWatt launches flickerless, digital-dimming SSL LED drivers with up to 25 W output power

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iWatts iW3616 and iW3617 operate with > 85% efficiency, > 0.95 power factor, and meet global standards, including European Union IEC61000-3-2(1).

iWatt has announced its latest digital AC/DC SSL (solid state lighting) LED driver platform with the iW3616 and iW3617. This new platform expands iWatt's existing line of flickerless LED drivers,
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08/30/2012

Low-energy-consumption fans provide 30% power savings in LED cooling applications

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Orion Fans' OA109AP Series delivers airflows ranging from 62 to 110 CFM. The OA172SAP Series Series delivers 103 to 212 CFM.

Dallas-based Orion Fans, a division of Knight Electronics, has developed a series of thermally-controlled AC and DC fans for cooling solid-state lighting. The smart fans deliver high airflow to help
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08/30/2012
AVX'S multilayer organic high-current inductors now in 0402 size

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New RF inductors are available in the range of 1 to 32 nH and support frequencies well above 1 GHz.

AVX has developed a multilayer organic RF inductor in a 0402 case size that offers high current in a small footprint. Providing high current and high self-resonance, the RoHS-compliant device features
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08/30/2012
Microchip introduces volatile DAC

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The MCP47A1

Microchip Technology has introduced the volatile MCP47A1 DAC. The low-power, low-cost DAC features a wide 1.8- to 5.5-V operating-voltage range, and is available in a 6-pin SC70 package. The
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08/28/2012
TE Circuit Protection introduces PolyZen CE

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Polyzen CE Series of integrated over-voltage and over-current devices

TE Circuit Protection has introduced the PolyZen CE (Consumer Electronics) series of circuit protection devices for tablet PCs and other portable consumer electronics. Consumer electronics require
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08/28/2012
Eoplly and Solar Street Lights power Detroit early-warning system

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Solar power standby for emergency warning systems

Eoplly USA, solar products designer and manufacturer, and Solar Street Lights USA, a US manufacturer of solar street lights and storage systems, have announced the completion of approximately fifty
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08/27/2012
Lattice promotionally prices ICEblink 40 evaluation kits

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ICEblink40 Evaluation Kit

Lattice Semiconductor has announced promotional pricing for its recently released iCEblink40 Evaluation Kits. The iCE40 mobileFPGA family, fabricated on non-volatile 40nm technology, is optimized
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08/27/2012
Latest PGCL has automatic generation of ARM NEON/SIMD instructions

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PGCL Installation Overview

PGI (The Portland Group), a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics and a supplier of compilers and tools for high-performance computing, has released PGCL 12.7. PGCL is the PGI OpenCL framework
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08/26/2012
Kemet introduces new line of polymer COTS capacitors

T543 Series Polymer Tantalum capacitors

Kemet has introduced a new line of polymer COTS capacitors. TheT543 Seriesoffers over 300 discrete part numbers not including termination,ESR,and surge-current options. This offering provides
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08/26/2012
Mouser offers MCOIL metal power inductors

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MCOIL Metal Power Inductors

Mouser Electronics has announced that MCOIL metal power inductors, the first of a series of coil components that use metallic magnetic materials are now in stock. The MCOIL metal power inductors are
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08/24/2012
IR Introduces Two Complete Ultrabook™ Vcore Solutions that Shrink Footprint by 40-50 Percent and Extend Battery Life

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International Rectifier has announced the introduction of the IR3588 CHiL® digital control IC and IR3552 and IR3548 single- and dual-phase PowIRstage™ devices, delivering the industry's smallest solutions
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08/24/2012
Analog Devices introduces 300-m UTP-cable equalizer for analog video distribution
Analog Devices has introduced an integrated triple differential receiver and adjustable cable equalizer with high equalized bandwidth at 300 m and the low power consumption. Designed for high-resolution
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08/23/2012
TI introduces fully integrated 1.8-V and 3.3-V, seven-channel relay driver

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Applications can reduce board space and driver dissipation by 80%.

Texas Instruments has introduced a fully-integrated, seven-channel relay driver that can support low-voltage relays from as low as 1.8 V up to 5 V. The ULN2003LV relay driver replaces a handful of
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08/23/2012
Stackpole's ASR series high-voltage anti-surge resistors serve high-pulse-voltage applications

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Stackpole's ASR series has working-voltage ratings from 1.6 kVDC for the -W size, up to 5 kV for the 1-W and mini 2-W sizes.

The ASR Series from Stackpole are high-voltage, anti-surge, axial-leaded resistors. The ASR series uses special film that has working-voltage ratings from 1.6 kVDC for the -W size, up to 5 kV for
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08/23/2012
45-V 2.3-A LED driver for boost, buck, or buck-boost high-current applications

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The LT3518HUF operates from 3 to 30 V supplies and can provide 2.3 A to LEDs in high-ambient-temperature applicaitons.

Linear Technology has announced the H-grade version of the LT3518. The LT3518 is a 45-V high-side current-sense DC-DC converter designed to drive high-current LEDs at constant current. Its 3- to 30-V
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08/23/2012
AVX expands leaded SkyCap capacitor offering to include 10-μF 50-V rating in X7R dielectric

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SR655C106KAR capacitors are rated at 50 V and are available in values to 10 ?F.

AVX has expanded its SkyCap SR Series to include a multilayer ceramic capacitor rated at 10 ?F and 50 V in an X7R dielectric (15% from -55 to +125 °C). Designated the SR655C106KAR, the new SkyCap
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08/22/2012
Vicor offers Westcor MicroPAC system for space-constrained applications

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Westcorp MicroPAC configurable system

Vicor has introduced its new Westcor MicroPAC power-factor-corrected AC-DC power system providing up to 1300 W of continuous power at up to 92% efficiency and 1.53 W/cm3 power density in
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08/22/2012
TDK-Lambda highlights for UK Engineering Design show

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Z+ Series of programmable DC power supplies

One of the many product highlights at the TDK-Lambda stand at this year's 10-11 October Engineering Design Show in Coventry, UK is the new Z+ Series of programmable DC power supplies that comprise
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08/20/2012
ITT Interconnect Solutions offers composite Mil-DTL-38999 Series III connector

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New Mil-DTL-38999 Series III Class J & M composite connectors

The new composite connector is developed specifically for the aerospace market. Military- and commercial-aerospace manufacturers are under continual pressure to reduce operational aircraft weight.
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08/19/2012
ABB fast charger gets safety-compliance certification

The fully certified and compliant Terra 51

Terra 51 is fully certified and compliant with all of the relevant safety standards, as specified by UL, for the United States and Canada, and now available for customer delivery. ABB has received
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08/19/2012
Novatek in volume production with Tensilica DSPs

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Tensilica HiFi Audio DSP architecture

Tensilica has announced that Novatek is in volume production of three new home entertainment SOC designs that use Tensilica's HiFi Audio DSP for a high-fidelity audio listening experience. The new
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08/17/2012
CUI's 300-W AC-DC power supplies meet EN60601-1 3rd edition for medical applications

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The VMS-300 power supply

CUI announced the addition of a family of compact 300-W power supplies to its VMS AC-DC medical power portfolio. Offering high power density of 12.5 W/in3, the space-saving power supplies
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08/17/2012
TSMC unveils 100-MHz flash-memory microcontroller products
TSMC has launched its foundry segment's first 100-MHz single-cycle-access 90-nm embedded-flash IP targeting a wide range of automotive, communications, and industrial MCUs. The new macro provides
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08/17/2012
AVX introduces new DC-link film capacitor series for power-supply and inverter applications

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FB Series capacitors feature voltage ratings of 550 to 1200 V and a capacitance range from 0.68 to 75 uF.

AVX has introduced a new line of polypropylene dielectric DC-link film capacitors. Designated the FB Series, the capacitors feature voltage ratings of 550 to 1200 V and a capacitance range from 0.68
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08/16/2012
TI FPD-Link III chipset streamlines video and data interface for megapixel driver-assist cameras

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DS90UB913Q serializer features a 10- to 100-MHz pixel clock and 10- and 12-bit pixel depth. The DS90UB914Q deserializer automatically adapts EQ gain, compensating for dynamic and long-term changes in cable loss.

Texas Instruments has introduced the DS90UB913Q serializer and DS90UB914Q deserializer, the newest additions to its FPD-Link III automotive-grade chipset family. The SerDes chipset provides a seamless
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08/16/2012
International Rectifier introduces automotive power MOSFETs

AUIRFR4292 and AUIRFS6535 MOSFETS

International Rectifier has launched the AUIRFR4292 and AUIRFS6535 automotive-qualified power MOSFETs featuring Rds(on) low on-state resistance for Piezo injection systems for both diesel and petrol
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08/16/2012
New Eaton switchgear enhances efficiency for industrial, data-center customers
Eaton is expanding its line of Magnum DS switchgear engineered to protect, control, and monitor low-voltage distribution systems. The Magnum DS switchgear now incorporates the Magnum Narrow 4000 A
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08/15/2012
Power Integrations introduces 75-W single-stage driver for LED lighting

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LNK410EG (dimming) and LNK420EG (non-dimming) provide a constant-current output with a PF-corrected and low-THD input for challenging industrial and commercial LED lighting applications to 75 W.

Power Integrations has announced two new additions to its LinkSwitch-PH IC family. The new devices allow commercial-lighting applications up to 75 W to benefit from a single-stage design, dramatically
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08/15/2012
Low-noise 1.6-GHz differential buffer drives 50-? load

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Linear Technology's LTC6417 provides a low-noise, low-distortion differential signal path capable of driving 14- and 16-bit high-speed ADCs.

Linear Technology has announced the LTC6417, a fully differential buffer amplifier with only 1.5nV/?Hz output-referred noise. The LTC6417 is capable of driving a differential 50-? load and is optimized
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08/15/2012
Ioxus launches thin-cell iMOD ultracapacitor modules

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iMOD THiNCAP ultracapacitor module for power conditioning applications

Ioxus has announced it is offering thin-cell ultracapacitor modules for power conditioning and AGV (automated guided vehicle) applications. Ioxus THiNCAP iMOD modules consist of high-power, thin,
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08/15/2012
IRï½s automotive-qualified 600-V trench IGBTs in D2Pak deliver high power density in HEVs & EVs

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International Rectifier has announced the introduction of a family of automotive-qualified 600-V IGBTs for electric and hybrid vehicle applications including air conditioner inverters, pumps, and
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08/15/2012
Wolfson Microelectronics' DSP software enhances bluetooth headsets
Nokia has selected Wolfson Microelectronics' ATLAS DSP software for its Reaction Bluetooth Headset. Developed by Wolfson's Dynamic Hearing division, ATLAS uses the microphone signals in the headset
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08/15/2012
Molex introduces new line of through-hole Micro-Lock connectors

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Wire to board Micro-Lock connector

Molex has introduced a new line of through-hole Micro-Lock single-row connectors for wire-to-board applications in datacom, telecom, networking equipment, and consumer electronics including gaming
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08/15/2012
Kemet offers high energy polymer tantalum series

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Kemet T545 Surface Mount Capacitor

Kemet has introduced its newT545 high-energy polymer tantalum seriesof surface-mount capacitors. These devices are well suited for applications including SSD (solid-state drives), wireless cards,
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08/15/2012
Würth Elektronik joins Wireless Consortium, releasing wireless chokes

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Wireless-power charging-coil series WE-WPC devices are QI compliant.

Würth Elektronik has joined the Wireless Power Consortium and simultaneously released a series of inductors for wireless-power. The wireless-power charging-coil series WE-WPC includes two high-Q components,
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08/15/2012
EPC announces wireless-power demonstration system featuring HF GaN FETs

EPC's wireless power system operates at 6.78 MHz and can deliver up to 15 W.

EPC (Efficient Power Conversion) has announced a high-efficiency wireless power demonstration system using the high-frequency switching capability of GaN transistors. EPC's GaN FETs are attractive
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08/13/2012
STMicroelectronics' tiny 3-axis gyroscope delivers power, speed, and design-in advantages

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The L3GD20H 3-axis gyroscope draws 25% less current, outputs 60% less noise, and turns on 80% faster than ST's previous generation devices.

STMicroelectronics has unveiled its smallest, lowest-power, and highest-performance chip-scale gyroscope for advanced motion-sensing applications. ST's L3GD20H gyroscope measures only 3 x 3 x 1 mm.
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08/13/2012
Pasternak expands precision low PIM adapters line

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Low-PIM adapters

Pasternack Enterprises has expanded its high performance, precision low-PIM adapters. The new low-PIM (passive intermodulation) adapters from Pasternack target applications requiring high performance
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08/13/2012
New super capacitors reach 3,500 F for power, energy storage, and audio applications

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The DCN series super capacitors are available in 1 to 3,200 F, 2.7 to 5.5 WVDC.

The new DCN series of super capacitors from Illinois Capacitor offers capacitance values up to an astonishing 3,500 Farads, while maintaining small case sizes. Custom modules are also available to
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08/13/2012
VersaLogic launches Falcon embedded computers

The Falcon embedded processing unit

VersaLogic has launchee Falcon—an extremely small, rugged, embedded computer. The new EPU (Embedded Processing Unit) format combines processor, memory, video, and system I/O into a compact form factor. The
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08/11/2012
National Instruments single-board controller offers RIO architecture for smart, grid-tied power-conversion systems

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General Purpose Integrated Circuit Controller

The new NI (National Instruments) single-board RIO (reconfigurable I/O) GPIC (General Purpose Inverter Controller) enables a new embedded-system-design approach for rapid deployment of advanced, field-reconfigurable,
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08/10/2012
Hi-rel three-row Datamate connectors from Harwin now available off the shelf

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Hi-rel COTS connectors, with 18 to 96 signal contacts, are well suited for Industrial, Medical, Aerospace, and Military markets.

Popular hi-rel, high-performance, three-row Datamate connectors from Harwin are now available from stock. The company is stocking these COTS connectors in five different configurations of PCB and
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08/09/2012
Linear Technology's new high-accuracy temperature monitor provides adjustable alerts

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Linear Technology's LTC2996 updates either of two temperature measurements every 3.5 ms to provide systems with sufficient time to react to alerts.

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2996 high-accuracy temperature sensor for 2.25 to 5.5 V systems. The LTC2996 measures a remote diode's temperature with 1 °C accuracy and its own die temperature
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08/09/2012
IDT low-band RF mixer reduces IM3 for 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G systems

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The IDTF1102 provides +43 dBm IP3O while dissipating on 1.15 W at 5 V.

Integrated Device Technology has announced a low-band RF mixer that enhances the user's mobile connectivity experience by reducing IMD (intermodulation distortion) in the crowded spectrum for 4G LTE,
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08/09/2012
ZMDI introduces ZSPM4121 battery-management load switch

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ZSPM4121 battery-management load-switch block diagram

The ZSPM4121 battery-management load switch protects a battery from excessive discharge. It actively switches the battery power source off if the battery voltage drops to a set threshold. When the
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08/08/2012
Greenvity communication-interface SoCs integrate HomePlug Green PHY and ZigBee

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Greenvity's new GV7011 automatically switches between power-line and wireless communication in HEMS and BEMS applications as channel-noise conditions dictate.

Greenvity Communications introduces a communications interface SOC (system-on-chip) family that integrates PLC (powerline communication) and wireless capabilities on a single chip. The Greenvity
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08/08/2012
AMD launches powerful workstation graphics-card line

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AMD FirePro W9000 Graphics Processing Unit

AMD has launched its latest line of workstation graphics cards, leading with the AMD FirePro W9000, which claims greater memory bandwidth and better multi-display support than competing graphics
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08/08/2012
iWatt launches latest off-line primary-side PWM power converter

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iWatt's iW1816 primary-side PWM power converter

iWatt has announced its latest off-line primary-side PWM power converter with 800 V bipolar power transistor for universal AC input. The new iW1816 digital PWM converter supports high capacitance
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08/08/2012
AVX develops new 4-leaded DC-link film capacitor series for power applications

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AVX's FE series DC-link capacitors are available in capacitances of 3.3 to 75 ?F

AVX has developed a new series of polypropylene dielectric DC-link film capacitors. The new 4-leaded FE Series capacitors utilize a low-loss film technology, feature voltage ratings up to 1.2 kV,
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08/08/2012
Antenova adds Rubra A10393 penta-band SMD cellular antenna

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Rubra A10393 antenna

UK-based Antenova, an integrated antenna and RF module company, has announced the addition of the Rubra A10393 penta-band SMD cellular antenna to its gigaNOVA range of surface mount standard antennas.
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08/07/2012
Infineon introduces KP200 pressure sensor for autombiles

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KP2000 Pressure sensor

The KP200 pressure sensor from Infineon Technologies plays an important role in the event of an automobile collision increasing the protection of pedestrians and car occupants. The sensor is part
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08/06/2012
Analog Devices offer AD8232 power-saving heart-rate-monitor AFE

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The AD8232 Heart-Rate Monitor AFE

Analog Devices have introduced a low-power, single-lead, heart-rate monitor AFE (analog front end) IC for a wide range of vital-sign monitoring applications. The AD8232 is 50% smaller and uses up
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08/06/2012
Martek Power offers compact PCI power supply for on-board rail use

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Martek CPCiR

Martek Power—manufacturer of power subsystems for rail and other demanding applications—has launched its Powertron CPCIR series of DC-DC converters. Providing 100 W (max), the CPCIR series meets the
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08/06/2012
Carriers select Astronics' 110 VAC and USB in-seat power systems
AES (Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems) has signed agreements with multiple airlines in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America to supply their EmPOWER in-seat power systems. These agreements
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08/05/2012
60-V battery-charging controller and power manager features input maximum-power-point control

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High-power MPPC charge controller interfaces with any switching regulator.

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4000-1, a high-voltage controller and power manager with input MPPC (maximum-power-point control) that converts virtually any externally compensated DC-DC power
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08/02/2012
Molex provides capacitive switch for high-end washing machines

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Molex has partnered with a major multinational appliance manufacturer to develop capacitive touchpad panels for two high-end Class-A energy-saving washing machines. Molex capacitive switches and panels
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08/02/2012
On Semiconductor introduces high-speed Flex-Ray bus transceiver

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The NCV7381 high speed bus transceiver

ON Semiconductor has expanded its portfolio of automotive-networking products with the NCV7381—a bus transceiver IC compliant with the most recent FlexRay communications protocol. The NCV7381 is a
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08/02/2012
TI power-adapter chip conserves energy

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Texas Instruments has introduced high-efficiency power controllers that save standby power to help smartphone users consume less electricity with their 5-watt cube adapters, even when left plugged
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08/01/2012

 



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