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Power subsystem controller links to primary side power management IC
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Potentia Semiconductor announces the the configurable PS 2406 power subsystem controller. The new IC provides power management for up to four secondary side DC-DC power converters.
DC-DC converter meets power over Ethernet requirements
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
A new 260W DC-DC half-brick converter, designed for power-over-Ethernet power sourcing equipment and next-generation IP telephony applications, has been introduced by Power-One. The HHS05Z55 operates over a wide input range, 36VDC to 75VDC
Three-phase PWM control IC has integrated drivers for desktop computers
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
International Rectifier introduces the IR3093, a three-phase interleaved pulse width modulation control IC that supports several microprocessor families.
Primary side power management ICs help integrate primary, secondary power control
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Potentia Semiconductor offers the industry's first primary side power management ICs that enable integration of primary and secondary side power control schemes.
Les ventes de semi-conducteurs atteignent 18,5 milliards de dollars en octobre, selon la SIA
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Les ventes mondiales de semi-conducteurs ont affiché une nouvelle hausse de 1,5 % pendant le mois d’octobre, selon les chiffres publiés le 26 novembre 2004 par la Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), pour atteindre 18,8 milliards de dollars, soit une progression de 22 % par rapport aux 15,4 milliards de dollars en octobre 2003.
Stirling-Motor soll US-Energieprobleme lösen
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11/25/2004   1 comment
Alternative Energien für das 21. Jahrhundert wollen US-Forscher mit einer Erfindung aus dem 19. Jahrhundert erschließen: Mit dem Stirling-Motor.
Low-cost DC/DCs complement POL family
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
Artesyn Technologies' eight new point-of-load DC/DC converters in its C-class family, surface-mount products that complement the company's SIL-C series of vertically and horizontally-mounted through-hole products having identical electrical characteristics, are optimized for cost-sensitive applications such as workstations, servers and storage systems. Offering single programmable output voltages from 0.9 to 5 volts in its 12-V input models (0.9 to 3.3 volts in its 5-V input models), these conve
300W HV DC Power Supplies - cover a voltage range of 1 to 60kV
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11/23/2004   Post a comment
FX Series sophisticated, CE compliant, 300W, high voltage power supplies from Glassman deliver high power density with maximum high voltage outputs up to 60kV in a compact, lightweight unit occupying a mere 4.45cm height in a standard 19" panel. The air insulated, fast response power units feature tight voltage regulation of better than 0.005% and current regulation of better than 0.05% from short circuit to rated voltage.
Triple output DC/DC converter regulates voltage precisely for LCDs
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11/23/2004   Post a comment
Maxim's triple-output DC/DC converter is packaged in a low-profile TSSOP. It provides the regulated voltages required by active matrix, TFT liquid crystal displays. One high-power DC/DC converter and two low-power charge pumps convert the +3.3V to +5V input supply into three independent output voltages.
Simulation tool enables customization of application schematics for power circuits
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11/23/2004   Post a comment
A simulation tool from Intersil enables its customers to conduct extensive simulations, in both the time and frequency domains, while maintaining complete control over every component and simulation criteria.
'Smart Charging' Improves Fuel Consumption, Reliability, and Performance
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11/22/2004   Post a comment
Bi-directional communications between automotive electrical systems and control modules allow 'intelligent charging'--with benefits to battery lifetime, idle stability, engine output performance and transient behavior, as well as improved reliability of the generator, engine, and electrical loads.
Ready your power supplies for medical electronics
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11/22/2004   Post a comment
There can be few more critical applications for power supplies in electronic equipment than in the field of medical electronics. Power supplies must not only deliver the specified electrical performance but must also meet stringent specifications with respect to isolation in order that patients and medical staff are protected from the risk of electric shock.
Electronics drive automotive safety, fuel economy
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11/22/2004   Post a comment
Dec. 2 NetSeminar to focus on key integrated electronic capabilities and features that are making driving safer and more fuel and emissions efficient.
System Power Supply Units - rail-mounted bus connectors optional
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11/22/2004   Post a comment
The Mini Power product line from Phoenix Contact is growing up: the Mini-Sys-PS power supply unit can now supply additional modules with regulated 24 V DC current, using optional rail-mounted bus connectors. Particularly for flat areas, the shallow construction (102.5 mm) offers a notable advantage.
PoL Converters Provide Fast Transient Response
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11/22/2004   Post a comment
Most POL converters operate in conjunction with external capacitance requiring several solid tantalum and MLC capacitors. The capacitors have a significant negative impact on cost of the power system. Some new point of load converters are designed to operate without external bulk energy storage capacitors, providing significant cost and reliability advantages.
Miniature 15-W power blocks ease portable designs
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11/21/2004   Post a comment
Exeter, NH - Wall Industries' new DMW DC/DC converter series, delivering 15 watts in a package measuring only 1-by-2-by-0.4 inches and weighing 1 oz., is designed for space-saving applications in datacom/telecom, mobile battery-driven equipment, distributed power systems, mixed analog/digital subsystems, and process/machine controls.
Industrial supply delivers 800 W at 110 VDC
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11/20/2004   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics' PFL800-110, an addition to the company's line of rugged, 1U, rack-mount power- factor-corrected power supplies, delivers 800 watts for industrial, railway, and other heavy duty applications requiring a 110 VDC output. The supply also provides a battery float voltage of 127 VDC for charging applications. Users can stack two or more units for higher output power or N+1 redundancy.
Lights! Music! Power! Multi-tiered power management solution simplifies system design
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11/19/2004   Post a comment
To meet the needs of a new class of power-hungry applications Freescale Semiconductor is expanding its power management and user interface portfolio with new multi-tiered solutions from three power management ICs.
Pioneer to replace defective supplies in plasma displays
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11/19/2004   Post a comment
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. said it would replace, free-of-charge, power supplies in some of its second and third generation plasma displays due to reported power supply failures.
Mobile data center capable of supporting 125 - 250 servers
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11/19/2004   Post a comment
American Power Conversion announces InfraStruXure Express, a fully mobile data center for businesses working on transitional IT projects or developing robust business continuity and disaster recovery programs.
Best 200V reverse voltage Schottky rectifier?
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11/19/2004   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology offers three dual high-voltage Schottky rectifiers offering a 200-V reverse voltage; the highest available voltage for a silicon Schottky rectifier.
6A MOSFET increases output power, efficiency of DC/DC controller
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11/19/2004   Post a comment
A 6A MOSFET gate driver from Linear Technology increases the output power and efficiency of a DC/DC controller by allowing it to drive higher power N-channel MOSFETs.
How Different Silicon Platforms Are Handling the Power Crisis
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11/18/2004   Post a comment
Ask a digital chip designer what is the most important design consideration for his next chip, more often than not the answer will be, "power dissipation." Whether battery or line operated, the amount of power a chip uses is becoming a critical issue for many chips that are being fabricated in 130nm CMOS processes or below. This feature article discusses how different silicon platforms are handling the power crisis.
Front-end extends power density, I2C flexibility
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11/17/2004   Post a comment
Power-One bills its FNP850-12, which delivers 71 amps at 12 volts, as the first in a series of hot-swap (AC/DC) front-ends featuring industry-leading power densities (15 W/in3) and I2C monitoring and control capabilities to power isolated and point-of-load DC/DC converters in networking and storage applications.
Astec Power AC-DC and DC-DC power solutions guides
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11/17/2004   Post a comment
Astec Power's new AC-DC and DC-DC power solutions guides in response to customer requests. Now in a new easy-to-use quick-reference format.
Charge pumps enable brightest white LED flashes in camera phones
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the MAX1577Z /MAX1577Y, high-efficiency charge pumps that can drive white LEDs with regulated current.
Philips shows latest power products at Power Electronics
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
Philips will show its latest advances in power technologies at the Power Electronics show in Chicago.
Industrial UPS hones reliability, cost edge
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
Costa Mesa, Calif. - MGE UPS Systems' Galaxy 4000 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) meets the stringent power demands of critical data centers and industrial facilities. The 40-, 50-, 65- and 75-kVA on-line double-conversion models tout an advanced IGBT rectifier technology for better handling of input harmonics and superior power-factor-correction to minimize the UPS-to-generator size ratio.
New technologies in high density dc-dc converters
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11/15/2004   Post a comment
The increasing demand for distributed power systems, leads to a focus in the implementation of a high efficiency, high power density, board mounted DC-DC converters. The task becomes even more challenging for low power high efficiency converters, which needs high power density.
Enhance Protection of Li Chemistry-Based Cell, Pack Circuits
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11/14/2004   Post a comment
Low resistance, thermally responsive polymeric positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) devices are a practical choice for improving Li chemistry-based cell or pack performance, without sacrificing either overcurrent or overcharge protection.
Smart Power
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11/14/2004   Post a comment
The modern cell phone has become a pocket media center, how anyone gets more than 15 minutes of battery life out of such a contraption is one of the most significant engineering challenges of the decade. Read what Steve Ohr says are the significant architectures and techniques Editor from the recent introductions.
Bulk rectifier fields telecom crush
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11/12/2004   Post a comment
Touting a low-profile (1.6U) solution that lends to higher-density performance at higher efficiency, XPiQ's CRP1K5 bulk power system, for distributed power architectures, battery charging and N+1 redundancy architectures in telecom systems, data networks, optical routers and mass storage systems, includes up to three CPD1K5 or CFP1K5 1.5-kW power units that deliver up to 4.5 kW at -54 VDC, or +48 VDC, respectively.
Ultra-small step-down regulator has integrated FETs, internal compensation
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11/12/2004   Post a comment
Intersil Corporation announces a 2 amp integrated FET synchronous buck regulator with internal compensation and 100 percent duty cycle.
Integrated power switches meet the 1 watt initiative
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11/11/2004   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor released three new Green FPS products that address 100-250 Watt range switch mode power supplies for applications such as color televisions, DVD receivers, audio devices, and plasma display panels.
The Missing Piece to the Power Quality Puzzle
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11/11/2004   Post a comment
The GTT (Ground Transient Terminator) developed by Chicago based 9 Corporation is promoted as "The Missing Piece to the Power Quality Puzzle." But truly how effective is it and does it have a place in America's power quality arena?
The Reversible Computing Challenge
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11/11/2004   Post a comment
What are the limits to power efficiency? Good power management strategies are important, but ultimately, they are limited by the energy dissipated by individual operations. Read what an expert, Dr Michael Frank, thinks about this critically important issue in his first blog for Power Management DesignLine.
The Reversible Computing Challenge; what it means to you
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11/11/2004   Post a comment
What are the ultimate limits to the power efficiency of computers? Most power management techniques are based on turning off unused components, or on heterogeneously adjusting device thresholds, frequencies or voltages so as to meet latency constraints. Dr. Michael Frank tells you how to understand the intricacies and what it will mean to you.
The first international workshop for Reversible Computing slated for May 2005
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11/10/2004   Post a comment
The First International Workshop on Reversible Computing to take place in Italy in May 2005. Many well known panel speakers will be there. Find out the details.
Regulated quarter-bricks tout new power, density highs
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
Artesyn Technologies touts a power breakthrough for highly regulated quarter-brick DC/DC converters with its Ultra series, an extension to the company's Typhoon family, which is designed to push single-board, through-hole quarter-brick performance to 200 watts for network and telecom applications. That's up to a 50 percent improvement in power capability over competitive (non intermediate bus converter) offerings, according to the company, combined with an unprecedented power density of 200 W/in
Ericsson joins DOSA alliance
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
Dc/dc power module supplier Ericsson Power Modules (Dallas) has joined the Distributed Open Standards Alliance (DOSA), joining current members Tyco Electronics Power Systems, SynQor Inc., Celestica Power Systems, Lambda, and Delta Electronics.
Portable power: where does it fit in your design?
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
Most design attention is devoted to the system's processor architecture, I/O, and all the functional blocks that make up a portable system. But the consequences of a poorly performing power system can be devastating. Read the thoughts from TI's Dave Heacock about this important issue.
OR-ing module facilitates DIN power backup
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
Lambda's DLP-PU series is a DIN rail-mount OR-ing module that facilitates connection of two supplies for 1+1 redundancy for applications in process control and critical monitoring equipment where downtime would cause extensive and costly manufacturing delays.
High-performance converters slash power consumption in cell phones by 80%
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's LM3200 is the first in a Family of analog DC-DC converters optimized to save power and reduce board space in smart phones, wireless LANS, PDAs and other portable wireless devices.
K2 Optronics secures $6.4 million in VC funding
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
K2 Optronics Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has received $6.4 million as part of its first closure of a third round of venture capital financing, bringing the total investment in the laser supplier to over $45 million.
Upbeat power market to drive analog growth long term
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11/8/2004   Post a comment
Databeans analyst Susie Inouye takes a look back and a peek forward at the power semiconductor market and provides you with some lucid observations about its direction.
VICBricks on the verge of factorized power
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11/8/2004   Post a comment
Andover, Mass. - Vicor's VICBrick is the first product to include a pre-regulator module (PRM), the last key component for implementing the company's previously proposed factorized power architecture (FPA, see ID#12802682). See Product Review
Tri-mode charge pumps extend LED driver solutions to white, RGB, and flash LEDs
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11/8/2004   Post a comment
AnalogicTech introduces five tri-mode, high-efficiency charge pumps for white LED backlight and color LED applications.
Smart-UPS RT family improves serviceability, manageability and adaptability of computer rooms
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11/8/2004   Post a comment
APC's new Smart-UPS RT family joins the company's suite of midrange UPS solutions, which also includes the Smart-UPS VT, Symmetra LX and Symmetra PX products, designed to support a wide variety of IT and industrial applications and environments.
Paving the Road to Commercialize Portable Fuel Cells: USFCC and its Members Exhibit at Portable Power Conference & Expo
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11/8/2004   Post a comment
The US Fuel Cell Council's (USFCC) 2003 market study, "Fuel Cells for Portable Power," forecasts that 19 million fuel cell units could be shipped in 2006, representing $500 million in annual sales.
Vishay to present broad range of products at electronica 2004 in Munich, Germany
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11/8/2004   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. will be presenting over two dozen different product demonstrations at the electronica 2004 show, to be held November 9-12 at the New Trade Fair Center in Munich, Germany. The demonstrations will highlight performance characteristics of a number of Vishay discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components.
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