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Low-power parts vs. low-power design
Power DesignLine Blog  
11/30/2009   1 comment
Low power is good, but what are the tradeoffs in achieving it.
250-MSPS, 14-bit ADC claims lowest power consumption
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the first in a new class of high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that claims to deliver ultra-low power consumption and excellent dynamic performance across wide signal bandwidths from DC up to 550 MHz.
HiTek Power offers full RS232 control of 70 kV power supply
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
HiTek Power has added an RS232-controlled variant to its XRG70 series of compact high-voltage power supplies for high-performance analytical and measurement X-ray applications.
OTB Solar partnersTrident Solar to offer inkjet technologies to solar market
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
OTB Solar BV (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) and Trident Solar today announce a partnership for bringing innovative, cost-saving inkjet technologies to the solar market.
Worst could be over for solar slump
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
The solar industry is seeing its first downturn, but the worst could be over in the arena.
Implementation of Discontinuous PWM and possible Impact to TinyDIP/SMD Smart Power Modules without Heat Sink
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11/30/2009   3 comments
Economics are driving the use of power devices without heat sinks; this article investigates the resulting effect on a class of components
Quantifying Gain Compression in RF Power Amplifiers: An Improved Method for OFDM Signals
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Understand the challenges of this vital but complex measurement, and a way to achieve it.
Programmable low frequency wakeup receiver offers longest range and battery life in active tags
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its RF product portfolio with the AS3930, a single-channel low power, low frequency wakeup receiver which claims to offer the highest sensitivity at lowest current consumption for the industry's best range.
Power source equipment integrated connector module
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
The HyperJack PoE+ drop-in solution connector modules from Molex help migrate designs from non-PoE to fully-integrated Power over Ethernet Plus.
Battery monitoring components to the rescue of data centres
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
LEM launched its Sentinel III portfolio of battery monitoring components, aimed at UPS installations in data centres.
Samsung SGH-J750: Handling complexity and time-to-market one step at a time
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11/30/2009   1 comment
Let me get this out of the way up front--our teardown column here isn't about the hardware behind this week's hottest cell phone launch.
Smart grid hits snag over powerline standard
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11/30/2009   7 comments
The U.S. government is grappling with one of the first big snags in the wake of awarding $4 billion in grants to build a smart electric grid—how to find a standard that would let consumer appliances plug into an intelligent power network.
GreenPoint reference designs simplify LED apps
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor debuts two new GreenPoint reference designs which will enable easy and speedy development of high-efficiency LED based lighting applications.
Oerlikon Systems wins multiple crystalline silicon solar cell system orders
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Oerlikon Systems (Balzers, Liechtenstein) has received a large order for multiple SOLARIS crystalline silicon solar cell systems from a major European crystalline solar cell manufacturer.
Organic solar cell startup raises $27 million
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a startup developing organic solar cells, has raised $27 million in a second round of financing, with which it plans to build a manufacturing facility.
Infineon extends energy efficient lighting IC portfolio
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG is extending its portfolio of energy efficient lighting ICs with a new family of low cost linear LED drivers.
Researchers report room-temperature silicon spintronics
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Rsearchers from the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) are claiming they can control a silicon electron's spin at room temperature. The research team has published a paper to that effect in the Nature.
Low cost enclosed AC/DC power supplies focus on industrial applications
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
XP Power has introduced the LCL series of single output chassis mount enclosed AC/DC power supplies which is low cost range comprising 150, 300 and 500 W models and claims to provide an industry leading typical efficiency of 90 percent at full load.
ON Semiconductor launches two GreenPoint reference designs for high efficiency LED lighting
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has launched two new GreenPoint reference designs that the company claims will speed and simplify the development of high-efficiency LED-based lighting applications.
Low-energy Bluetooth boasts low peak currents
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
A new product offers low peak currents in use.
Improving battery life with ultra low-power codecs
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Mobile device manufacturers are being challenged to develop rich audio solutions while striving for longer battery life. They are also being forced to reduce development time to be the first to market. Using low-power codecs can help resolve these issues.
U.S. pumps another $620M into smart grid projects
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11/24/2009   1 comment
The U.S. government has announced a second and final round of economic stimulus grants aimed at accelerating the transition to a smart electric grid with Boeing and two up-and-coming battery makers among the winners of a total of $620 million in grants from the Department of Energy to 32 projects mainly organized by electric utilities.
Silicon-air battery touts unlimited shelf life
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11/24/2009   2 comments
Created from oxygen and silicon, the batteries are lightweight, have unlimited shelf life and high tolerance for extreme conditions.
Report predits global concentrated photovoltaic market to be worth $266m by 2014
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
The total concentrated photovoltaic market is expected to be worth $266.0 million by 2014, growing at a CAGR of 33.0 percent from 2009 to 2014 according to the new market research report, 'Concentrated Photovoltaic and Solar Photovoltaic Global Markets (2009 - 2014)', published by MarketsandMarkets (Wilmington, Delaware).
austriamicrosystems expands CMOS, high-voltage, high-voltage flash and RF MPW service for foundry customers
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems business unit Full Service Foundry is expanding its fast and cost-efficient ASIC prototyping service, known as Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) or shuttle run, in 2010 with a more extensive schedule.
Chip brings energy efficiency to netbook adapters
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
A low-cost IC that increases energy efficiency and standby performance of power supplies under 75 W, the GreenChip TEA1733(L) from NXP Semiconductors is designed specifically for low-power computing and communication applications such as netbook adapters, printer adapter and LCD monitor supplies.
NXP's GreenChip aims to boost energy efficiency to netbook adapters
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has launched a low-cost IC that increases energy efficiency and standby performance of power supplies under 75 W.
Programmable current-limit switches protect host devices from faulty loads
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' latest adjustable current-limit switches are intended for cell phones, MP3 players, and other battery-powered applications.
MOSFET drivers improve efficiency with high switching speeds, overtemperature protection
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices' ADP36xx family of 18-volt MOSFET drivers provides 2-A and 4-A peak currents with fast propagation delays and edge rise and fall times for power conversion and control designs.
New DC/DC modules target railway applications
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Martek Power has introduced a new series of 120 W DC/DC modules designed specifically for worldwide railway applications which address a wide input voltage range, meet all relevant railway standards including EN50 155 and work across a broad operating temperature range without derating.
Lattice offers first low cost FPGA with serial RapidIO 2.1 support
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Praesum Communications have announced the availability of the Serial RapidIO 2.1 endpoint soft IP core for the LatticeECP3 FPGA family, which supports 1x, 2x and 4x lane configurations at up to 3.125 Gbps lane speeds, and claims to offer the lowest cost, lowest power programmable SRIO solution in the industry.
New Approaches to Managing High-Current Transient Loads in Battery-Powered Handheld Devices
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11/23/2009   11 comments
Understand how large-value capacitors (supercapacitors) and advanced circuit designs make it possible for peak currents to be supplied without battery stress
Tower makes deal to export know-how, equipment
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11/23/2009   1 comment
Loss-making foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), which trades as TowerJazz, has announced it plans to transfer "manufacturing know-how and certain equipment" to support an un-named Asian company ramp up production.
Step-up converter offers buck-boost functionality at the cost of a boost converter
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has introduced a 200 mA boost converter that provides a continuous transition between boost and regulated buck mode which makes the device ideal for single for dual cell applications.
Is it time to reap that (energy) harvest?
Power DesignLine Blog  
11/21/2009   1 comment
Are the factors in place and aligned for this market to really take off?
Al Gore: Supercomputers can sway global warming ways
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11/20/2009   3 comments
Supercomputers can do more to reverse the global warming trend, according to former vice president Al Gore who gave a keynote at the Supercomputer 2009 conference held here this week.
Ten technologies, seven predictions lead weekly story ranking
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 15, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 20. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Video: Al Gore stumps for smart grid
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11/20/2009   1 comment
In between takes of guest appearances on TV's "30 Rock," Nobel prize winner and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore swept into Silicon Valley Thursday to stump for the smart electric grid and help hand out awards to technologists honored for their work in social justice.
Programmable current-limit switches help protect host devices from faulty loads
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX14523A/MAX14523B/MAX14523C, a family of adjustable current-limit switches that claims to offer a ±10 percent accurate current limit which can be programmed from 250 mA to 1500 mA with an external resistor.
1MBd digital optocoupler is energy efficient
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Avago Technologies claims its latest compact digital optocoupler operates on 80 percent less drive current than similar 1MBd optocouplers offered by other suppliers.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, November 20, 2009 edition
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Powervation scoops NMI's start-up of the year award
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Powervation (Limerick, Ireland), a provider of system-on-chip solutions for energy control and management in information processing systems, has been named "start-up of the year" for 2009 by the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), the trade association representing the semiconductor industry in the UK and Ireland.
MicroFET thin package focuses on battery charging and power-multiplexing
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
A MicroFET thin package introduced by Fairchild Semiconductor aims to help designers avoid compromising their designs by providing them with an industry-leading low profile package.
Cisco seeks smart grid CTO
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11/19/2009   1 comment
Cisco Systems is looking for a few good power engineers—including a chief technology officer for its new smart grid business unit.
Intel, Google take seats on smart grid board
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11/19/2009   1 comment
Google, Honeywell, Intel and Panasonic are among the companies elected to a seat on the board of a broad new group chartered to help manage the evolution of smart electric grids.
NXP, Avni light up India streets with LEDs
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors and Avni Energy Solutions will jointly develop LED-based street lighting solutions for India.
Green becomes business
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
11/19/2009   Post a comment
I attended the Green Festival while in San Francisco, and what I found there was an interesting clash of the corporate feel of green technology and the traditional 'green earth' culture of old.
AnalogicTech launches direct and edge LED backlighting driver line
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies has entered the LED backlit LCD television market with seven chipsets designed to enhance energy efficiency and user-experience for LED backlit LCD televisions.
Driving 3-Phase induction motors
Design How-To  
11/19/2009   1 comment
The standard 3-phase Induction Motor (IM) is still the most widely used electrical motor and with the rising use of Intelligent Power Modules replacing discrete solutions, a more efficient method of use is now in the picture. Find out how.
Tanner EDA, TowerJazz expand collaboration
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Tanner EDA, a division of Tanner Research Inc. (Monrovia, Calif.), and TowerJazz have joined forces to meet analog/mixed signal customers' needs for high quality power management ICs.
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