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August 2014
Increasing efficiency and reducing power consumption is key for modern embedded systems. To support these demanding needs SEGGER added tickless low power support to its popular embOS real time operating system. The embOS tickless low power feature reduces the power consumption for e.g. battery powered devices.
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08/29/2014
Freescale introduces novel family of programmable wireless charging solutions

WPC Qi-certified transmit controller ICs and reference designs

Freescale Semiconductor introduced a range of fully-programmable wireless charging ICs and reference designs targeting automotive and consumer applications. These Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi-certified transmit controller ICs and reference designs are fully qualified and available now. As feature-rich,
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08/28/2014
Melexis & Freescale create automotive-ready wireless charging & NFC reference design

The WCT-5WTXAUTO reference design from Melexis and Freescale

Wireless charging promises to take consumers to the next level of convenience for maintaining readiness of mission critical and lifestyle enhancing communication tools. Low battery warnings are never welcome but seem ever present with the increasing reliance on portable electronics in our personal and professional
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08/27/2014

Torex Semi's latest ultra-small voltage detectors have high accuracy, ultra-low supply current, and detection delay

XC6129 series voltage detectors

Torex Semiconductor has released the XC6129 series of voltage detectors with high accuracy, low supply current, and a delay function. These voltage detectors are ideal for wearable devices and small portable devices. The XC6129 series are voltage detectors with an accuracy of ±0.8% (Ta = 25°C), a supply current
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08/26/2014
Doble Engineering Company, an ESCO Technologies company, released a new, all-inclusive monitoring solution designed to evaluate overall transformer condition called doblePRIME. Providing a comprehensive picture of transformer health, doblePRIME offers electric power organizations information critical to the
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08/26/2014
Paultre on Power -  Bob Green of Keithley Instruments on low-power precision test (Podcast)

Bob Green of Keithley Instruments

In this podcast Bob Green, an engineer at Keithley Instruments, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenges involved in testing low-power devices and other precise measurement needs. There has been an explosion in Web-based portable, battery-powered devices from cell phones to medical
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08/25/2014
Keithley's latest programmable supplies optimized for testing battery-powered devices and low power semiconductors

Series 2280S power supply

Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, introduced the Series 2280S Precision Measurement, Low Noise, Programmable DC Power Supplies. Unlike conventional power supplies, Series 2280S power supplies are also sensitive measurement instruments with the speed and dynamic
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08/25/2014
Coilcraft planar transformers offer high efficiency and excellent DCR with very low leakage inductance

Coilcraft surface-mount planar transformers

Coilcraft has released two series of surface-mount planar transformers for power over Ethernet (PoE) and -48V network power applications. The PL160 Series is rated for 160 Watts between 200 kHz and 700 kHz with a nominal 48 V input, and the PL300 Series is rated to 300 Watts. PlanarBoth product series
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08/22/2014
Freescale Semiconductor announced it is launching the next generation of its flagship Kinetis K series microcontrollers (MCUs) with the expansion of its existing Kinetis K1x, K2x and K6x MCU families, and the introduction of the Kinetis K0x MCU family. In addition, Freescale has dramatically expanded its enablement
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08/22/2014
NetworkBoost network failure detection and recovery increases machine uptime

NetworkBoost network failure detection and recovery

ACS Motion Control introduces NetworkBoost™, an advanced network failure detection and recovery feature that dramatically increases machine uptime. The optional NetworkBoost feature indicates the exact failure location within the EtherCAT network, minimizing troubleshooting & repair time. In addition,
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08/22/2014
Stackpole's multilayer varistors now have nickel barrier terminations

ZV Series multilayer varistors

The ZV Series of SMT multilayer varistors is now available with nickel barrier terminations. Nickel barrier terminations are compatible with most manufacturing processes and are easier to work with than palladium silver terminations. This enhancement makes the ZV Series a great choice for transient voltage protection
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08/22/2014
Altera announced the availability of a power conversion solution that makes it easy for board developers to design point-of-load power solutions and achieve the highest FPGA performance at the lowest system power. The power conversion solution, a monolithic 40A driver plus synchronous MOSFET powertrain, is optimized
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08/21/2014
CamSemi announced two of their latest ‘fast start’ Primary Side Sensing (PSS) controllers to extend the target applications for the company’s latest generation C2170 family into higher powers. The new C2173 and C2174 controllers target low cost MoU-compliant, USB smartphone charger and other universal
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08/21/2014
CUI launches low-power DIN-rail DC/DC converters in a slim package

CUI PYB DIN rail dc-dc converter

CUI announced a compact DIN rail dc-dc converter line to ease installation in industrial environments. The converter family is housed in a slim 76 x 31.5 x 25.8 mm (2.99 x 1.24 x 1.02 in) DIN-Rail package with all electrical connections easily accessible via screw terminals. It has been designed for
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08/21/2014
Toshiba photocoupler eliminates bridge circuits, reducing board size, cost and power consumption

TLP2391 high-speed photocoupler

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced their latest high-speed photocoupler targeted at servo motors and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that is operable in both plus and minus LED input currents. Use of the TLP2391 will enable developers to eliminate multiple bridge circuits from many applications,
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08/21/2014
Advanced drivers from FTDI Chip enable more efficient systems

FTDI Chip has updated its expansive USB driver portfolio

FTDI Chip has updated its expansive USB driver portfolio in order to include a selective suspend feature. The revised drivers have just passed Microsoft certification and are available to download free of charge from the FTDI Chip website. With the launch of lower-powered versions of X-Chip series
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08/21/2014
Linear Technology announced the LT8311, a high efficiency secondary-side MOSFET driver that operates without the need for primary control in an isolated synchronous forward converter. The LT8311’s unique preactive mode eliminates the need for a signal transformer for primary to secondary-side communication
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08/20/2014
Low-pin-count N-FET pre-driver suits vehicle high-current DC motor applications

Melexis MLX83100 N-FET pre-driver IC

To complement its successful brushless direct current (BLDC) pre-driver portfolio and address conventional DC motor applications, Melexis introduces the MLX83100 N-FET pre-driver IC. Offered in a compact 28-pin package, with four digital inputs, this pre-driver IC provides a very flexible, inexpensive and space-saving
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08/20/2014
Coilcraft's RF Inductor Finder helps engineers find parts using true operating conditions

Coilcraft's Inductor Finder

Coilcraft has launched an advanced RF Inductor Finder web tool that allows users to search and compare inductors based on their exact operating frequency, rather than just datasheet test frequencies. The new tool also lets users optimize search results for Q factor, footprint, SRF, impedance, price or inductance. Users
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08/20/2014
ROHM Semi's switching regulators tout high operating voltage, extended temperature, and small footprint

ROHM's BD9G101G DC/DC converter

ROHM Semiconductor recently introduced two switching regulator series designed to archive high operating voltage, extended temperature, and small layout requirements demanded of today's high performance, space-constrained power supply applications. Delivering extremely high power efficiency over a wide current
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08/20/2014
TDK Corporation presents the new data book for EPCOS Ceramic Transient Voltage Suppressors (CTVS). It contains the extended product range of multilayer varistors (MLV), ESD/EMI filters, CeraDiode components as well as leaded transient voltage/RFI suppressors of the SHCV series. Product highlights include
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08/19/2014
Intersil releases single-chip display power and LED driver in smartphones
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL98611 display power and LED driver for smartphones. The ISL98611 is presented as the first power management IC that integrates the display power and backlight LED driver functions in a single chip. It
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08/18/2014
Due to the growing demand of energy, existing power plants and grids are stretched to their limits. To ensure operational safety, critical factors such as temperature has to be monitored in generators and transformers. High power generators are often filled with hydrogen in order to cool effectively. Besides
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08/18/2014
Morgan Advanced Materials provides extended electrostatic chuck life through replaceable, wear-resistant films

Diamonex technical hard-coats

Morgan Advanced Materials announced their latest solutions in sacrificial wear layers to extend the life of alumina or beryllia electrostatic chucks (ESCs) for semiconductor, solar and LED applications. Applied as a final protective layer, the Diamonex technical hard-coats offer extended life benefits to new
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08/13/2014
Allegro MicroSystems unveils their latest high-accuracy current-sensor ICs

Allegro’s ACS722 and ACS723 devices

Allegro MicroSystems announced two current sensor IC devices that are true ±5 A sensor ICs or uni-directional 10 A sensor ICs for use in low power applications that require higher output swings at lower current. Allegro’s ACS722 and ACS723 devices provide an economical and precise solution for AC or DC current
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08/13/2014
Linear's 45V-in 100mA LDO offers active output discharge

LT3061 high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT3061, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator with active output discharge. The device delivers up to 100mA of continuous output current with a 250mV dropout voltage at full load. The LT3061 includes an internal NMOS pull-down that discharges the output
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08/13/2014
TI's multiphase Vcore solution offers advanced PMBus interface and smart power stage

Texas Instruments introduced a complete multiphase core voltage power management system

Texas Instruments introduced a complete multiphase core voltage (Vcore) power management system solution for enterprise servers, storage and high-end desktop applications. Compliant with Intel’s VR12.5 and VR12 voltage regulation specifications, the TPS53661, TPS53641 and TPS53631 DC/DC controllers and CSD95372B
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08/13/2014
Central Semiconductor has released the CFTVS5V0BULC ultra-low capacitance 5.0V bi-directional TVS in the space saving SOD-882L surface mount package. This device provides up to 15kV of transient voltage protection for high speed USB 3.1, Thunderbolt and HDMI 2.0 interfaces. The CFTVS5V0BULC’s low 0.35pF maximum
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08/12/2014
Convert PWM to 12-Bit accurate voltage outputs without software, ripple, or delay

LTC2645, a quad-channel 12-bit/10-bit/8-bit PWM-to-voltage output DAC

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2645, a quad-channel 12-bit/10-bit/8-bit PWM-to-voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with 10ppm/°C reference. These parts convert PWM input signals to 12-bit accurate, stable, buffered voltage outputs in less than 8µs, eliminating the ripple and delay typically
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08/12/2014
Newark element14 announces the launch of the Texas Instruments CC3200 Launchpad and CC3100 BoosterPack, a development platform and Wi-Fi device, created for faster and easier implementation of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The CC3200 LaunchPad kit is the industry’s first single-chip programmable
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08/12/2014
Most organisations are under pressure to improve quality, refine processes and reduce non-value added activities, whilst concurrently improving their product life cycles to reduce time to task completion. Modern business demands increasingly higher returns on investment, higher efficiencies and improved levels
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08/11/2014
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the PAN1740 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Module from Panasonic. The PAN1740 is a single-model Bluetooth module that reduced form factor and significantly lower power consumption with a fully shielded case that includes an integrated chip antenna and on-board crystal oscillators.
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08/08/2014
TI enhances in-vehicle infotainment and charging experience

TI’s TUSB8041-Q1 and TUSB8020B-Q1 USB Hub controllers and TUS9261-Q1 USB-to-SATA bridge

Texas Instruments is advancing the infotainment and user driving experience in the automobile by adding seven high-performance power management, SuperSpeed USB and logic products to their portfolio of solutions. TI introduced a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) to enhance infotainment systems, the industry’s
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08/08/2014
Linear's triple-output step-down converter suits automotive and industrial applications

The LT3667 400mA, 40V step-down switching regulator with dual LDO outputs

Linear Technology announced the LT3667, a 400mA, 40V step-down switching regulator with dual LDO outputs packaged in a 3mm x 5mm QFN or MSOP-16E. The LT3667 offers a highly compact, triple output solution for automotive and industrial applications. The LT3667 operates from a VIN range of 4.3V to 40V with transient
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08/07/2014
Analog Devices' ultra-low-power boost regulator for photovoltaic and thermoelectric energy harvesting systems is presented as the industry’s most efficient. The ADP5090 ultra-low-power boost regulator represents a significant leap forward in energy harvesting technology by delivering efficient conversion of
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08/07/2014
Keithley programmable power supplies tout precision, speed, and sensitivity

Series 2280S programmable DC power supply

Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, introduced their latest Series 2280S Precision Measurement, Low Noise, Programmable DC Power Supplies. Unlike conventional power supplies, Series 2280S power supplies are also sensitive measurement instruments with the speed
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08/06/2014
NI's CompactRIO software-designed controller simplifies control systems

CompactRIO performance controller

National Instruments, a provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve engineering challenges, announced the CompactRIO performance controller, a software-designed controller that integrates the latest embedded technologies from Intel and Xilinx to deliver unparalleled performance and flexibility,
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08/06/2014
TRINAMIC stepper-motor IC enables wider operating margins

TMC5062 stepper motor controller-driver SoC

TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading developer of motor and motion control technologies, announced its TMC5062 flagship stepper motor controller-driver SoC, a monolithic dual-axis motor controller and driver that incorporates eight of Trinamic’s patented or patent-pending motion control technologies. This SoC
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08/06/2014
Ultralow-voltage step-up energy-harvesting power manager IC extends life of primary batteries in WSNs

LTC3107 highly-integrated DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC3107 highly-integrated DC/DC converter, designed to extend the life of a primary battery in low power wireless system networks (WSNs). The LTC3107 combines energy harvesting and power management capability with a primary battery cell to extend the battery’s usable lifetime.
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08/05/2014
Halogen-free Saf-D-Grid DC power connector from Anderson Power Products offers greener alternative

Saf-D-Grid Ultra Short Receptacle

The Saf-D-Grid® Ultra Short Receptacle is now being manufactured in a halogen free, high temperature housing material to meet equipment manufactures’ desire to offer eco-friendly devices. Saf-D-Grid is a 25A 600V-capable DC connector system size-compatible with IEC 320 C13 and C14 AC standard panel cut outs.
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08/05/2014
Intersil's highly-integrated synchronous buck regulators offer efficiency and flexibility

ISL85410 and ISL85418 synchronous buck regulators

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, released the ISL85410 and ISL85418 synchronous buck regulators, ideal for complex industrial and medical systems. The buck regulators efficiently down-convert the DC voltage from a power supply or battery to power multiple
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08/05/2014
Econais, a leading wireless Wi-Fi module solution provider for the Internet of Things, announced that their ProbMe secure configuration software feature is available and shipping with Econais Wi-Fi Modules, Development Kits and Reference Designs. ProbMe solves one of the biggest challenges for consumer and commercial
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08/05/2014
Pasternack Enterprises, an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, adds lines of 1.85mm attenuators and 1.85mm RF loads up to 65 GHz. This new line of 1.85mm attenuators and terminations are often used in applications such as power limiting, impedance matching
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08/05/2014
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