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GCN: Texas Instruments demonstrates energy-harvesting sensor systems
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
This article from Government Computing News walks you through TI's demo of energy harvesting at ESC Boston.
Power Integrations adds five AC-DC power conversion ICs
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Power Integrations has launched five new members of its TOPSwitch-HX family of AC-DC power conversion ICs in the company's new 2-mm-high e-SIP-L package.
Ultra capacitor modules offer superior thermal performance and long life for vehicles
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
FDK Corporation has introduced the new ECM15P series EneCapTen ultra capacitor modules for use in vehicles.
IEEE to vote on new low-power design standard
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
IEEE P1801 has been completed, and the standard has gone to sponsor ballot. The standard is also known as Unified Power Format (UPF) 2.0.
Analog Devices : Synthesizer IC has on-chip VCO and PLL
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10/31/2008   1 comment
Analog Devices has introduced the ADF4350 synthesizer with on-chip VCO (voltage-controlled oscillator) and PLL (phase-locked loop).
Organic PV will be focus topic at LOPE-C
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
When the Large-Area Organic and Printed Electronics Convention (LOPE-C) will take place for the first time in June 2009, organic photovoltaics will be a prominent focus area.
DC-DC buck converter supplies 600mA for low output voltages
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has introduced a step down regulator optimized for low output voltages in battery powered applications.
CEA supports new Energy Star TV spec
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced support for the new ENERGY STAR specification for televisions, which takes effect on November 1, 2008. The new specification for the first time accounts for both active and standby power consumption across all types of televisions.
Optical films deliver energy efficiency for LCD TVs, notebooks and monitors
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
3M's Optical Systems Division will demonstrate a number of energy-efficient exhibits at FPD International 2008 that feature the company's latest Vikuiti optical films for notebooks, handheld devices, monitors and LCD TVs.
First Solar inks long-term module supply agreements totaling 525MW
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
First Solar Inc., has entered into new long-term module supply agreements with Sorgenia Solar, a developer of large-scale, grid-connected solar power plants in Italy and extended module supply agreements with several of First Solar's existing customers including EDF Energies Nouvelles, Ecostream, Juwi and Phoenix Solar AG.
Atmel motor driver chips feature high reliability
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
For always-on applications that require high reliability in rough environments, Atmel has developed two new brushless dc motor driver chips. Application examples are fuel pumps, turbochargers and exhaust gas recirculation.
Dresden-based technology center focuses on energy efficient organic semiconductor devices
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has opened the Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden (COMEDD) which is focusing on the development of processes for organic semiconductor devices such as organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Next generation flywheel energy storage systems achieve UL listing
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
The new VDC and VDC-XE Direct Connect DC power systems developed by high-speed energy storage flywheel systems manufacturer, VYCON, have been awarded Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) listing.
Axial Vector Energy to demo highly efficient motors for wind energy production
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Axial Vector Energy Corp. (AVEC) has announced that it is scheduling special demonstrations of its highly efficient motors used in wind energy production for four major windmill energy producers.
TUV Rheinland releases test system for Zigbee Smart Energy products
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
TUV Rheinland has released its customizable Automizer Test System, designed to test products that meet the ZigBee Smart Energy Public Application Profile.
Mitsui Chemicals sets up new division to accelerate solar cell and battery developments
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
To map out a business strategy and to spur the development of new materials for solar cells, fuel cells and secondary cells by promoting its R&D activities, Mitsui Chemicals Inc, has formed a new division, the Solar & Cell & Battery Components Development Department, under its Performance Materials Business Sector.
PLM, multidisciplinary simulation enable automotive mechatronics integration
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
With cars becoming "living rooms and laptops on wheels," managing mechatronics content from diverse sources is critical.
Exar extends Nu Horizons Electronics partnership agreement to cover Nordic region
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Global distributor of semiconductor, display, illumination, power and system solutions, Nu Horizons Electronics Corp., has extended its partnership agreement with Exar to include the Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish markets.
Ericsson : 35-W sixteenth-brick dc-dc converter has a wide input range of 18 to 72 V
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
By delivering 35-W output power, and with its wide input range of 18 to 72 V, Ericsson Power Modules’ PKU-E dc/dc converter provides flexibility to users where their applications require more that the company’s 15-W PKR, and less than the 50 W delivered by the original PKU.
Maxim : A-D converters have superior dynamic performance
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
The MAX19515/-16/-17 is a pin-compatible family of dual-channel, 10-bit, 65/100/130 Msamples/s analog to digital converters.
Micrel : Switch boost regulators have a wide-input range
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Micrel has rolled out a new product line, a family of wide-input range integrated switch boost regulators.
Digital power control delivers efficiency in high-power applications
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10/29/2008   1 comment
The emphasis is firmly on increasing power density while maintaining tight regulation with the least possible conversion loss -- objectives that traditional dc-dc converters using analog control loops have generally found to be mutually exclusive but that digital-control platforms can meet.
Seoul Semi says U.S. court rules against Nichia
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Seoul Semiconductor said that a U.S. court has ruled in its favor in a lawsuit filed against the company by Japan's Nichia and its U.S. subsidiary.
DC Motor Drive Basics - Part 2: Thyristor Drive Overview (cont.)
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10/28/2008   1 comment
A review of the fundamentals of DC motor drives continues with a look at converter output impedance, four-quadrant operation, single- and double-converter reversing drives and power factor and supply effects.
Updated: Intel Capital takes stake in Chinese solar firm
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Intel Capital, the semiconductor giant's investment arm, plans to invest in three Chinese companies, including a $20 million investment in thin-film solar energy provider Trony Solar Holdings.
4-Channel LED drivers reduce component count by 25%
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies rolled out two 4-channel, charge pump-based LED drivers for larger LCD screens in reduced feature entry-level cell phones and portable devices.
Cymbet unveils world's first thin-film battery with integrated battery management
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Cymbet Corporation has introduced the EnerChip CC CBC3112 and CBC3150 thin-film batteries with integrated battery management which combine the industry-leading Cymbet EnerChip with battery control logic in a single surface mount technology (SMT) package.
Nujira amplifies handset development efforts
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Power amplifier technology specialist Nujira (Cambridge, England) is powering ahead with plans to extend its technology from the wireless infrastructure space to handsets, trebling the size of its development team targeting chips and IP for mobile phones.
RF Power transistors target airborne distance measuring equipment
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
HVVi Semiconductors announces HVVFET power transistors for DME applications at European Microwave Week
Multiple techniques solve stability problems in power op amps (Part 3 of 3 )
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Understanding the basic guidelines for evaluating stability and employing a Bode plot--as well as knowledge of some proven techniques--will enable rendering a power op amp circuit unconditionally stable
Open protector provides switching shunt path when LED fails
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10/25/2008   Post a comment
Littelfuse's PLED 6 series open LED protector adds high-reliability to LED lighting, and is available in a DO-214 or QFN surface-mount package.
Green OLED material enables low-power, long-life displays
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
Eastman Kodak Company introduces a highly efficient OLED material that will enable low-power, full-color displays with long lifetimes.
Intersil : Battery charger includes digital logic function
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
The ISL9222A is a high input, single cell, Li-Ion battery charger IC that incorporates a charger and digital logic (OR gate) into a single chip.
Multiple techniques solve stability problems in power op amps (Part 2 of 3)
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10/24/2008   2 comments
Understanding the basic guidelines for evaluating stability and employing a Bode plot--as well as knowledge of some proven techniques--will enable rendering a power op amp circuit unconditionally stable
25-V n-channel power MOSFET offers low on-resistance
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc., has expanded its family of Gen III TrenchFET power MOSFETs by releasing a new 25-V n-channel device offering the industry's lowest on-resistance and on-resistance times gate charge for a device with this voltage rating in the PowerPAK SO-8 package type.
Surface-mount package integrates battery, DC, converter, and charger
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
Thin-film battery powers processors, clocks, RFID tags, and other ICs.
Snubberless triac driver optocouplers lower standby power, support energy standards
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's isolated drivers reduce standby power by up to 2W to meet regulations; eliminates the RC-snubber network
Sixteenth brick delivers performance at elevated temperatures
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
Power-One has introduced the SSQE48T25033 DC-DC Converter, which is DOSA-compliant sixteenth brick that provides 3.3 VDC @ 25 amps with 100 percent of fullrated power available at 55 degrees C, and 22 amps @ 70 degrees C, using only 200LFM airflow.
Smart sensor company continues recruitment drive
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
Intelligent sensor developer, DeepStream Technologies Ltd., (Bangor, Wales) aims to hire an additional 70 engineers and support staff to take the number of people it employs to 150 within two years. The company had announced a plan to go from 72 staff to about 100 in March 2008.
Toshiba: Let's reduce fab power consumption
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry and IC-equipment vendors must step up and collaborate in an effort to reduce energy costs and power consumption in fabs, according to an executive from Toshiba Corp.
Common mode chokes may cause unexpected transients
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
To choke or not to choke? When connecting ECUs via CAN Bus, a choke in the signal path often is the best way to eliminate noise. But circuit designers have several options.
So-called vampire power boosts power bills
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10/22/2008   6 comments
My family is indicative of the general public. We take one step forward and two steps back. I no longer allow a desktop computer to be left running 24/7, but we continue to add rechargeable battery-powered devices such as the recent addition of a weed whacker and leaf blower.
Featured Product: White LED driver geared for automotive displays
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Provides constant current for white LED backlights in medium- to large-format TFT-LCD automotive displays.
Solar material absorbs entire spectrum
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Current solar materials must be chosen to match a specific wavelength of sunlight, but a new hybrid inorganic/organic material could usher in solar cells that absorb all solar wavelengths.
Multiple techniques solve stability problems in power op amps (Part 1 of 3)
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10/22/2008   4 comments
Understanding the basic guidelines for evaluating stability and employing a Bode plot--as well as knowledge of some proven techniques--will enable rendering a power op amp circuit unconditionally stable
M+W Zander lands large PV order
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Fab builder M+W Zander group (Stuttgart, Germany) has received an order to design and build a photovoltaics production complex in Singapore. The order has a value in the triple-digit million euro range, the company said.
Black silicon - an X-files candidate?
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Black silicon may sound like the name for a new comic book hero but it certainly has attracted a lot of interest in the Blogosphere recently.
Designing power systems to meet energy harvesting needs
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Energy harvesting is emerging from the labs but designers need to adapt their ideas of power management system design to fully take advantage of its potential.
Buck-boost topology delivers negative output from positive input
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
The polarity inverting buck-boost converter is a very basic power conversion topology like the buck topology and the boost topology. Each one of these basic topologies is built with one active switch (usually a MOSFET) a passive switch (a diode) and an inductor.
National unveils series of energy-efficient analog products for automotive applications
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. has unveiled a series of innovative, energy-efficient products that enable emerging automotive applications in LED lighting, powertrain, safety and infotainment systems.
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