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Voltage regulation IC market powered down in '07 - analyst
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
The global voltage regulation IC market, which over the past few years has enjoyed growth in the 10 to 15 percent range, only managed to increase by 5 percent in 2007, to more than $7 bn, according to the latest analysis from IMS Research (Wellingborough, England).
Applied completes solar tool firm buy
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. has acquired Baccini S.p.A., a supplier of automated metallization and test systems for manufacturing crystalline silicon solar cells.
Voltage supervisors are pin-for-pin compatible with industry-standard ICs
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its supervisor product line with the addition of three new industry-standard devices.
1-A rectifier housed in tiny package
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Intended for portable devices such as digital audio players, mobile phones and digital cameras, Diodes Inc.'s SBR1U40LP 1-A Super Barrier Rectifier (SBR) in housed in a 1.4-mm x 1.1-mm DFN package.
Voltage monitors sequence 12 power supplies simultaneouly
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's 12-/8-channel, EEPROM-configurable ICs are capable of voltage sequencing, monitoring, and margining with unique fault registers that store system voltage and fault information the instant a critical fault occurs in high-reliability systems.
Singapore group to power up Splashpower
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Splashpower Ltd., a Cambridge, England-based startup that has developed a wireless inductive electrical charging system for portable electronic equipment, has signed up its first major customer for the technology, Singapore based developer of converged mobile devices Mobile & Wireless Group (MWg).
TI expands battery fuel gauge family
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at smart phones and mobile Internet devices, TI's system-side and pack-side Impedance Track fuel gauge ICs with integrated LDO simplify power management design.
Want to boost battery voltage in White LED apps?
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1/31/2008   1 comment
If you're tired of the extra cost and real estate lost when using a step-up DC/DC converter, consider instead a charge pump, also known as a switched capacitor converter, to boost battery voltage. Here are the principles involved.
Programmable LED driver targets automotive, general lighting applications
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's latest chip provides many user-programmable features through on-chip nonvolatile EEPROM registers and integrates all the building blocks necessary to implement fixed-frequency high-brightness LED drivers with wide-range dimming control.
Audio and power management IC delivers longer battery life, lower cost
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson's WM8400 combines a multimedia CODEC with integrated power management features to deliver a high-performance audio and mixing capability, longer battery life and reduced system cost for multimedia mobile handset designs
24-bit audio DAC delivers longer music playback
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at mobile music applications, ST's single-chip STw5210, a 24-bit audio DAC with playback time extender technology, reduces system power consumption for longer music playback, and incorporates on-chip power management, enabling direct connection to a battery.
New automotive-grade, AEC-Q100 certified programmable power management solutions from Lattice
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Low-cost devices from Lattice integrate power supervisors, sequencers, and reset generators.
IBM partners in EU project on power challenges for mobiles
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Scientists at IBM's research center in Haifa, Israel are collaborating with European partners to boost the battery power for mobile consumer devices.
Absopulse : Cost-optimized power supply suits harsh environments
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
BAP 200 series industrial dc/dc converters are designed for operation in demanding environments.
Controllers offer wide input voltage range
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's latest family of triple sync buck PWM and LDO controllers features independent digital, enabling designers to save power and board space.
Toshiba expands MOSFET, Shottky barrier diode line
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba's latest pair of MOSBDs based on its U-MOS V high-speed process increase efficiency and reduce wiring impedance and circuit board space compared to discrete devices.
16-channel LED driver IC pair boosts display applications
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems Inc. has released two LED driver ICs for use in displays, signs, and control panels—the A6282 and A6285— which both have 16 constant-current output channels.
Power Integrity and Energy Aware Floor Planning
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Extreme performance and frequency are no longer dominant design goals for SoC's. Recent years have witnessed changes in microprocessors' architectures, with multi-GHz unicore CPU devices abandoned in favor of low-frequency multi-core variants, and frequency becoming a forgotten memory.
International Rectifier : 600V three-phase gate driver IC has ground fault protection
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the IRS26302D protected 600V three-phase gate driver IC with ground fault protection.
SEMI forms solar group
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
SEMI has announced the formation of a solar group as part of the association's new and global photovoltaic (PV) initiatives.
World's darkest material comes to light
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1/28/2008   1 comment
What's claimed to be the world's darkest material is composed of vertical arrays of carbon nanotubes, aiming to boost the sensitivity/efficiency of solar panels, infrared sensors and astronomical observatories.
Battery charger chips get smart
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Battery life is arguably the most important feature in many of today's high-volume portable electronic products. While much of the portable electronics industry has migrated to the lithium-ion battery, drawn by its high capacity, small size, light weight and durability, no similar consensus has been reached about the battery charger IC.
GSE claims solar-cell breakthrough
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Amid a major expansion program, Global Solar Energy Inc. (GSE) claims to have achieved a breakthrough for solar cells based on copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film technology.
More Green for PoE
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1/26/2008   Post a comment
Here's how higher power efficiency mandated by the latest energy initiatives translates to greater cost savings for evolving power-over-Ethernet systems
Boost controller cuts component count in LED lighting designs
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Exar has released the first in a family of boost controllers supporting LED lighting and general DC/DC conversion.
ZigBee Alliance completes smart energy profile
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Manufacturers now have a standards-based technology for access to a burgeoning marketplace for green products without worrying about interoperability.
50, 100-W ac-dc power adapters are universal
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
The latest additions to Emerson's portfolio of Astec ac-dc power adapters produce fully regulated outputs, and feature a universal 90-264 Vac input, enabling them to be used anywhere in the world.
VME power supply delivers higher efficiency, more power, less weight
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Aegis Power Systems has introduced a one-slot VME450 power supply for military COTS applications, delivering 85% efficiency and up to 550 watts of power.
Step-down converter delivers power savings to industrial equipment
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has unveiled the AAT1160, a power-efficient 3-A step-down DC/DC converter for 12-V industrial applications including backplane-based equipment and portable systems.
CEA, Jusung target high efficiency solar cells
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Seeking to accelerate the development of the solar industry, the Laboratory of Innovation for New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials (CEA-Liten) and South Korean chip-equipment provider Jusung Engineering Ltd. have signed a two-year collaboration agreement. Amounting to €7 million ($10.1 million), it aims to develop silicon-based heterojunction solar cells of efficiency up to 20 percent.
Greenpeace attacks carmakers for slow progress
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
As automobile shows opened in Brussels and Vienna in Europe last week, Greenpeace International challenged the European car manufacturers to stop undermining a European proposal for more fuel-efficient cars and instead take action to lower the climate impact of their fleets.
Vishay Intertechnology : ESD protection diode has low capacitance and low profile
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
The VBUS051BD-HD1 ESD single-line protection diode provides a low 1.5-pF capacitance in an LLP1006 package.
Power management device combines power manager, controller, battery charger
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the highly integrated LTC4098, an autonomous high-efficiency power manager, ideal diode controller and battery charger for portable USB-powered devices.
TI mounts data converter offensive
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Seeking to gain share on rival Analog Devices Inc., Texas Instruments Inc. has rolled out a new family of high-speed, low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).
Micrel : Hot-plug power controllers support PCI Express v2.0
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
The MIC2341 and MIC2342 dual channel hot-plug power controllers provide support for 12-, 3.3-, and 3.3-VAUX supplies.
Power MOSFET features low on-resistance of 1.5-milliohms
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1/20/2008   Post a comment
NEC's latest addition to its NP Series is the NP180N04TUG low-voltage power MOSFET, which features an advanced architecture and package designed to manage heat dissipation and reduce power loss with a low RDS(on) level of 1.5 milliohms (maximum).
Two-switch topology boosts forward, flyback designs
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1/19/2008   Post a comment
Adding a second switch to the high-side of a conventional single-switch forward or flyback converter design reduces electrical stresses on the MOSFETs, improves efficiency, and cuts EMI
Fast recovery diodes offered in the 600V to 1800V range
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
The Sonic-FRD series of fast recovery diodes is produced in IXYS' wafer fabrication plant, utilizing proprietary and advanced processing technology that optimizes the fast switching speed of the diode, with low forward voltage drop (Vf).
Patent reform debate heads to U.S. Senate
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Calls for patent reform will heat up next month when the U.S. Senate is expected to take up a broad and controversial patent reform bill that aims to raise the quality of patents and reduce patent litigation and abuse, legislation that has pitted large electronics companies against individual inventors and the pharmaceutical industry and divided political parties and government branches in a debate over the best legal structure to protect innovation.
Kyocera positions Indian center for wireless development
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Kyocera Wireless Corp., which opened an Indian engineering development center in 2003, will position it as a global center for innovation in product design and R&D.
Microsemi launches high-power gigabit multi-port midspan series
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Designated PD-7000G, the additions to Microsemi's PowerDsine product portfolio allow double the power currently available within the existing IEEE 802.3af PoE standards, enabling broad WiMAX, PTZ cameras, and 802.11n access point and thin client network applications.
8-channel LED driver targets large LED displays
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its family of large LED video display drivers with the release of the CAT4008, an 8-channel, constant-current sink LED driver.
Gartner, IDC see strong '07 for PC shipments
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Worldwide PC shipments increased by 13.4 percent last year to reach 271.2 million units according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. The industry ended the year with fourth quarter PC shipments of 75.9 million units, a 13.1 percent increase from the 67.1 million units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2006.
DC/DC buck converters extend battery life in portables
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Semtech expands its buck converter platform with dual-output SC198 and SC198A devices that deliver eight programmable output voltages from 1.0 to 3.3 volts.
SiC transistors drive solar inverter efficiency
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Freiburg, Germany) claims it has achieved a record efficiency for its inverter designed for PV generators. Key to the high efficiency are Silicon Carbide (SiC) power transistors from US vendor Cree, Inc.
LED driver delivers independent control of 18 LEDs
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC3220/-1 universal LED driver offers independent control of 18 LEDs, low noise and up to 91% efficiency for cell phone displays and other programmable lighting applications.
AT&T begins massive battery replacement
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
After four equipment fires in two years, AT&T Inc. says it is no longer comfortable with the batteries powering thousands of its equipment cabinets in neighborhoods all over the U.S.
NEC launches power management chip line in the U.S.
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
NEC recently expanded its product offering in the Americas to include highly integrated power management ICs (PMICs).
Need to estimate buck converter efficiency in portable apps?
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Here is an in-depth efficiency analysis for buck converters in PWM and PFM modes in portable applications.
Controller supports both Fixed-Frequency and quasi-resonant modes
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Check out STMicroelectronics' controller for high-performance flyback power converters, which can operate in either the FixedFrequency (FF) or the Quasi-Resonant (QR) mode, the two principal operating modes used in flyback SMPS that are selectable by connection of a single pin.
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