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December 2015
GaN Systems’ half-bridge eval board simplifies GaN test

GaN Evaluation Board

GaN Systems, a leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, announced its new Half-Bridge Evaluation Board which demonstrates the performance of its GaN enhancement mode power semiconductors in real power circuits. The fully functional GS66508T-EVBHB Evaluation Board is easily configured into any
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12/29/2015
Nordic's latest 'nRFready Smart Remote 3' reference design makes developing advanced Bluetooth smart remotes easier

nRFready Smart Remote 3 reference design

Nordic Semiconductor today announces it has launched its latest 'nRFready Smart Remote 3' reference design that is said to make the development of advanced Bluetooth® Smart remotes as easy as clicking on a list of check box options, and so minimizing time-to-market and unnecessary design risk. Targeting
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12/23/2015
Everlight introduces low-power color sensor for display apps

CLS-16D17-34-DF6 sensor

Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the LED and optoelectronics industry, announced the introduction of the company’s first RGB integrated color sensor. Based on CMOS technology and therefore able to operate at a minimum supply voltage of 1.7 volts, the CLS-16D17-34-DF6 adjusts
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12/23/2015

KOA Speer introduces high-power 0612-size low-ohm resistor

WU73 1-Watt wide-terminal low-ohm chip resistor

KOA Speer Electronics introduced the WU73 1-Watt wide-terminal low-ohm chip resistor in an 0612 package. The WU73 is a precision resistor offering resistance values from 10mΩ to 100mΩ with a standard tolerance of ±1%. The WU73 chip resistor features wide side electrodes which provide better heat
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12/22/2015
STMicros’ latest digital power amplifiers for car audio simplify system design

FDA801/FDA801B 4-channel class-D[1] amplifier

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is extending its lead in digital automotive-audio technologies by launching a second generation of power amplifiers that simplify design for car-radio system suppliers and deliver better listening experiences
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12/21/2015
Linear's latest 6A synchronous step-down converter enables Â25% margining with 0.1% resolution

LTC3815 6A monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC3815, a high efficiency 6A monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with an I²C-based PMBus interface for digital power system management (PSM). The LTC3815’s simplified and intuitive PMBus “Lite” command set makes it simple to use. The digital interface provides
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12/18/2015
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced that its RN2483 LoRa module is the world’s first to pass the LoRa Alliance’s LoRaWAN Certification Program. The RN2483 module was independently tested by Espotel’s accredited test laboratory
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12/18/2015
TDK ACT45L common-mode chokes for automotive Ethernet now available in Europe through TTI

TDK ACT45L series

The latest common-mode chokes from TDK offer best-in-class noise suppression for automotive Ethernet, and is now available in Europe at TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The TDK ACT45L series also boasts the smallest footprint of any common-mode choke currently available for automotive
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12/18/2015
Enargy Power's BM60 family of ultra-thin BladeAdapters power medical devices

BladeAdapter

Enargy Power announces the release of the new BM60 series of ultra-thin profile BladeAdapter for powering medical devices. Measuring just 127x65x22mm (5.0x2.56x0.87in), the enclosure is 34% thinner and has 28% less volume than typical 60W medical adapters currently available in the market. Compliant
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12/18/2015
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, introduced the AS3824, a 16-channel LED TV backlight controller which performs local dimming of sections of a display screen to provide both improved picture quality and valuable power savings of up to 20-30%. The new backlight controller
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12/17/2015
 Diodes' dimmable LED driver delivers wide triac compatibility

AL1696 LED driver

The AL1696 LED driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed to fit a wide range of triac-dimmable lighting applications, especially retrofit lamps. An integrated MOSFET, which also eliminates the need for an auxiliary winding, reduces BOM cost and component count while the option of three MOSFET voltage/current
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12/17/2015
Intersil's high-efficiency, highly-integrated 8A and 3A synchronous buck regulators target point-of-load apps

Intersil's DC/DC converters step-down 5V rails to point-of-load

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced five new highly integrated synchronous buck regulators that step-down 5V rails to point-of-load (POL) inputs as low as 0.6V for FPGAs, DSPs and microprocessors. The feature-rich ISL8018 delivers up to 8A of
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12/16/2015
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Si11x3 ambient light sensor ICs from Silicon Labs. The Si11x3 family of ambient light sensors includes single-chip devices that eliminate the need for a second sensor, offer optimum display visibility, and provide superb backlight power reduction and energy efficiency.
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12/16/2015
STMicro's latest power MOSFETs enable smaller, greener automotive power

N-channel Power MOSFETs for automotive applications

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new family of high-voltage N-channel Power MOSFETs for automotive applications. These AEC-Q101-qualified devices are built using ST’s state-of-the-art MDmesh DM2 super-junction technology with fast-recovery diode. The devices feature a breakdown voltage over the 400V-650V
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12/15/2015
Phihong releases its smallest PoE midspans

15W single port PoE midspan

Phihong USA, a leader in the development of Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology solutions, has released a new series of volumetrically compact 15W single port PoE midspans designed to power IEEE802.3af compliant applications, including: IP telephones, wireless network access points, and security cameras. Currently
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12/14/2015
AEG Power Solutions simplifies power protection for small and medium enterprises

Power Rack Solution UPS system

 AEG Power Solutions, a provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, introduced the PRS (Power Rack Solution) UPS system, specifically developed to meet the needs of small and medium size companies to protect their IT assets from mains
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12/14/2015
Molex's cost-effective connection system for vehicleâ€

Molex’s rugged ML-XT connection system

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks Molex’s rugged ML-XT connection system in Europe. Featuring a market leading high-performance seal technology, it is a cost competitive solution offering superior reliability for critical vehicle-wiring applications in harsh environments. The
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12/14/2015
Paper Battery's PowerResponder hybrid supercapacitor meets highest environmental and product-safety standards

PowerResponder hybrid super capacitors are available in sizes from 90F to 9000F

Paper Battery Company, developer of an innovative supercapacitor-based energy storage and battery enhancement technology, announced the completion of UL certification for its PowerResponder product line. PowerResponder is a line of new hybrid supercapacitors with technology enhancements that aim to replace traditional
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12/14/2015
Linear's 8-switch matrix LED dimmer simplifies complex LED matrix designs

LT3965 LED bypass switching device

Linear Technology announced the LT3965, a LED bypass switching device that enables independent dimming and diagnostics of eight individual LEDs or LED segments. The LT3965 works in conjunction with a LED driver circuit configured as a current source. It features eight individually controlled floating 17V/330mΩ
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12/10/2015
A blink replaces the double-click for mobile eye tracking devices

The Synios IRED from Osram

The new super low-profile Synios IRED from Osram Opto Semiconductors sets a new standard for eye tracking in mobile devices. Currently the most compact infrared LED (IRED) in the high-power class, its low height is of particular benefit in smartphones and tablets because its high optical output of 1200 mW (typ.)
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12/08/2015
Diodes' adjustable current regulators simplify driving LED strips

BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators

The BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators (CCR) introduced by Diodes Incorporated provide a simple means of driving low-power linear LED strips. Target applications are those that benefit from the improved efficiency, flexibility and longer life offered by LEDs as an emerging lighting source. These
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12/08/2015
Omron's durable miniature switches can handle 5 million operations

Omron D2LS durable compact SMT switches are aimed specifically at high-use switching applications

Omron Electronic Components Europe has launched two durable new compact surface mount switches aimed specifically at high use switching applications such as elevator switches, circuit breakers, digital pens and laser pointers. The new Omron D2LS switches have a rated life of at least 5 million
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12/08/2015
Allegro unveils simple yet robust automotive linear regulator IC

Allegro’s A4481 regulates input voltages between 5.25 to 40 V, down to a 5 V ±1% accurate output voltage

Allegro MicroSystems, announced a new, AEC-Q100 qualified, linear voltage regulator IC with control, diagnostics, and protection features that address requirements of automotive applications. Allegro’s A4481 regulates input voltages between 5.25 to 40 V, down to a 5 V ±1% accurate output voltage, and is able
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12/08/2015
Ideal Power's latest battery chargers handle a wide range of chemistries

The major battery types supported by Ideal Power chargers include Lithium-ion (Li-on), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad), Lead-Acid and Lead-Crystal

Power conversion specialists Ideal Power offer a wide and versatile range of battery chargers for the most popular battery chemistries used in industrial applications and consumer products. The major battery types supported by Ideal Power chargers include Lithium-ion (Li-on), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel-Cadmium
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12/07/2015
Eaton supercapacitor UPSs offer solid back-up power for short runtimes

Eaton’s new supercapacitors offer a wide range of benefits compared to traditional batteries

Eaton now delivers a complete back-up power solution that uses in-house manufactured supercapacitors instead of batteries. The power management company’s new supercapacitors, when combined with an Eaton UPS, provide a convenient and affordable alternative in applications where only short-term power protection
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12/07/2015
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, extended its family of ultrasonic flow meter ICs with the TDC-GP30-F01, a complete hardware and firmware measurement solution for cold-water meters. Drawing a continuous current of just 8.5µA when capturing flow measurements at a rate
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12/04/2015
IRS2005 HVIC enhances Infineon’s driver IC family for mid- and low-voltage motor drives

The IRS200x family consists of high-side & low-side and half bridge drivers

Infineon Technologies expands its 200 V driver IC portfolio with the IRS2005(S, M) for high voltage, high speed IGBTs and power MOSFETs. The new driver IC features comprehensive protection for motor drive applications with stringent space constraints such as electric garden equipment, golf carts, power tools
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12/03/2015
IAR Systems announces that the latest version of the complete embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM supports the Apollo family of ARM Cortex-M4F microcontrollers from the semiconductor company Ambiq Micro. Since the start in 1983, IAR Systems has been building and expanding
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12/03/2015
Vincotech's latest PFC modules optimize energy quality and consumption

flowPFC 0 CD module

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of flowPFC 0 CD modules. Engineered to optimize energy quality and consumption for welding, SMPS and embedded drive applications rated from 1 to 6 kW, these power factor correction modules draw maximum power from the
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12/02/2015
STMicro's automotive multi-regulators reduce size and cost of car infotainment

The L5963 is made using ST's state-of-the-art BCD8s Automotive process technology with Deep Trench Isolation (DTI)

The lastest highly-integrated automotive-grade power-management devices from STMicroelectronics incorporates multiple voltage regulators on a single die, allowing manufacturers of car-infotainment systems to reduce the cost and size of their products. The first member of the new series, the L5963, integrates
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12/02/2015
 Microchip’s MCP9600 integrated thermocouple EMF-to-temp converter now at Mouser

MCP9600 thermocouple EMF-to-temperature converter

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MCP9600 thermocouple EMF-to-temperature converter from Microchip Technology. The MCP9600 is presented as the first thermocouple-conditioning integrated circuit to combine precision instrumentation, a precision temperature sensor and a precision, high-resolution analog-to-digital
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12/01/2015
Linear's 5W AutoResonant wireless power transmitter offers foreign object detection

5W AutoResonant Wireless Power Transmitter

Linear Technology introduced the LTC4125, a wireless power transmitter, complementing their wireless receiver ICs for the wireless charging market. The LTC4125 is a simple, high performance monolithic full bridge resonant driver, capable of delivering up to 5W of power wirelessly to a companion receiver. It
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Date:
12/01/2015

 



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