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posted in October 2010
Power management ICs: meeting new design paradigm challenges
Design How-To  
10/29/2010   1 comment
Understand the changing function of PMICs and the processes used to implement them
Design implications of Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
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10/28/2010   Post a comment
On September 30th, the IEEE ratified IEEE Std. 802.3az-2010, specifying the technology and requirements for the development of Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) components and systems. This paper outlines the basic premise and features of the amendment and how it can impact your next design.
ARM TechCon Teardown Smackdown: Dell Streak vs. The Archos 7
10/26/2010   11 comments
The promo for this ARM TechCon event is actually a bit misleading: “Which tablet PC will come out on top? Watch as EE Times Editors Brian Fuller and Patrick Mannion dissect the inner workings of the devices and explore which is the strongest contender, based on speed, power consumption, display, features and functionality.”
Wide current range sensing topology provides high resolution, high-side sensing of 12V batteries
Design How-To  
10/26/2010   5 comments
To improve fuel economy, more vehicle functions are being electrified, reducing the continuous load on the internal combustion engine. As the power load is shifted to the vehicle battery, keeping the battery charged and functioning correctly becomes ever more critical.
Linear Technology's LTC4071 tiny shunt battery system
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has developed an easy-to-use, tiny shunt battery system for Li-Ion/Polymer batteries that integrates a charger and battery pack protection in one IC.
Traveling man loves his mini AC-outlet expander
10/25/2010   14 comments
Once again, it's the "simple" gadget that saves the day and brings satisfaction
Why consider a power BJT rather than a MOSFET?
Design How-To  
10/25/2010   5 comments
The bipolar junction transistor can be a better choice than its better-known cousin, in some situations
austriamicrosystems' AS8650 is a smart power management System Basis Chip (SBC)
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems’ system basis chip cuts cost, saves space and reduces power losses of engine control unit supplies in next-generation automotive applications.
International Rectifier's AUIRF7738L2, AUIRF7737L2, AUIRF7736M2 automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
IR recently expanded its family of automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver power density, dual-sided cooling and minimal parasitic inductance and resistance levels for heavy load applications.
Rare earth supply chain: Industry’s common cause
News & Analysis  
10/24/2010   17 comments
China’s virtual monopoly on rare earths mining and materials portends its rising dominance in electronics manufacturing.
CEL’s MeshConnect EM357 Module delivers best-in-class ZigBee performance
Product News  
10/22/2010   1 comment
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new MeshConnect EM357 module, built on the EM357 integrated circuit (IC) for ZigBee from Ember Corp. Designed for ZigBee Pro applications, the module runs the full ZigBee Pro software stack and Smart Energy profile, enabling applications such as smart meters, smart grid, building automation, remote control, and HVAC.
DC/DC power for driving LED-backlit LCDs (Part 2 of 2)
Design How-To  
10/21/2010   3 comments
Understand the approaches and tradeoffs in supply topologies and configurations, when powering LED arrays
Digi X-Grid offers expanded customer engagement with Itron ERT-enabled homes
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
Itron ERT meters can now connect instantly to the Smart Grid with Digi International’s ERT/Ethernet Gateway and ERT/Smart Energy Bridge. The new products enable easy online access to gas, water, and electric metering data for Itron’s widely deployed ERT meters. With Digi X-Grid utilities can leverage the data to offer a range of energy management services.
Integrate current-limiting power resistors, constant current regulators for reliable thermal management in LED applications
Design How-To  
10/19/2010   2 comments
Understand how temperature and thermal management are key to providing a reliable LED design.
DC/DC power for driving LED-backlit LCDs (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
10/18/2010   4 comments
Understand the approaches and tradeoffs in supply topologies and configurations, when powering LED arrays
Chevy Volt flap: What's the big deal?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/18/2010   41 comments
Some fans of electric cars and hybrids, and a few folks in the press, are getting all in a knot about Chevy actually having a "direct link" from the gas engine to the wheels in its Volt "range-assisted" electric car. Well maybe its just good engineering.
Hybrid and electric vehicles pose electric/magnetic isolation challenges
Design How-To  
10/15/2010   12 comments
High voltage and current levels present in hybrid-electric and battery-electric vehicle powertrains require isolation from other electronics and occupants. Capacitive digital isolators are one technology for solving the challenges.
LinkZero-AX switching IC cuts standby waste to zero
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10/14/2010   Post a comment
LinkZero-AX from Power Integrations is a new integrated offline switching IC that enables designers to achieve 0.00 watts of standby energy consumption in auxiliary power supplies. Commonly used in such products as major appliances, TVs, and remotely-controlled electronic lighting ballasts, auxiliary power supplies continuously draw power as long as the product is plugged in, resulting in significant standby energy waste.
Catania solar 'fab' appoints chairman and CEO
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10/13/2010   Post a comment
Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics, the three companies turning a former ST wafer fab shell into Italy’s biggest photovoltaic panel factory, have announced the appointment of the chairman and CEO for their joint venture.
2-W DC/DC converters enable 3000-V input-output isolation and regulation in standard-SIP
Product News  
10/11/2010   1 comment
MSC Vertriebs GmbH is introducing DC/DC converters from YDS which feature a standard single-in-line package with just 19.5 x 7.1 x 10 mm and generate output voltages of 5, 9, 12, 15 or 24 V from inputs of 12, 15 or 24 V.
An innovative solution for flyback converters offers low standby-power consumption
Design How-To  
10/11/2010   Post a comment
Understand the sources of dissipation and how an innovative IC design and topology can overcome them
T&M gets dedicated designline
Test & Measurement Designline Blogs  
10/4/2010   1 comment
Welcome to the Test & Measurement Designline, the latest addition to the EE Times Group's 'heads down' communities designed to help engineers tackle practical, technical and software challenges to bring product specification to reality.

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