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Intersil Li-ion battery manager IC ensures performance and safety
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Device emphasizes accuracy, diagnostics, and robust communication.
Active balancing boosts HEV/EV Li-ion battery utilization: Part 2—Methods
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11/29/2010   5 comments
Popular active balancing methods are reviewed and details given of a unique active cell balancing battery management system.
Active balancing boosts HEV/EV Li-ion battery utilization: Part 1—Range anxiety alleviated
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
Passive balancing has dominated Li-ion battery packs in the past. Economic pressures are forcing automotive OEMs to choose more advanced, active balancing systems to squeeze out every drop of energy from the battery pack to mitigate range anxiety.
Allegro Microsystems SX68000M series motor drivers
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems is housing its latest high voltage three-phase motor driver family in a small package that minimizes board space and expands the use of inverter technology in low power motor drivers.
Diagnostic, patient monitoring, and therapy applications guide
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
This whitepaper features technical information for various patient monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic applications including digital stethoscopes, patient monitors, ECG, EEG, pulse oximetry, ventilation, CPAP, dialysis machines, infusion pumps, and AED.
Setting up power-supply OR'ing controllers (Part 2 of 3)
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11/26/2010   Post a comment
This book excerpt explains approaches and algorithms when using redundant controllers, in the context of Lattice Semiconductor's just published book on power-supply issues
Infineon signs Chinese IGBT deal
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11/24/2010   5 comments
Infineon Technologies AG has signed a license agreement with Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of wind power equipments allowing the company to make core components for wind turbines.
Fairchild’s FAN5400 Li-Ion battery switching charger shortens charge time and reduces heat
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11/22/2010   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's FAN5400 family of USB-compliant, Li-Ion switching chargers with USB On-The-Go (USB-OTG) capabilities provides faster charge times and overcomes the thermal issues.
Vicor PFM VI Brick Isolated AC-DC converter
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11/22/2010   Post a comment
Vicor’s PFM VI BRICK module provides isolation, voltage transformation and PFC regulation in a single stage using advanced, high-frequency soft switching technology.
On Semiconductor AMIS-30523 CAN transceiver and NCP1090, NCP1091 and NCP1092
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11/22/2010   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor launched two products specifically targeted at the industrial market sector: an integrated stepper motor/CAN transceiver, and high-power PoE-PD interface controller family.
Tactile feedback solutions using piezoelectric actuators (Part 2 of 2)
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11/22/2010   4 comments
Understand how these versatile actuators work as well as their design and interface issues and tradeoffs
Linear Technology LT3694
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11/19/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology unveiled the LT3694, a 2.6A, 36V step-down switching regulator with dual linear controllers.
Setting up power-supply OR'ing controllers (Part 1 of 3)
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11/19/2010   2 comments
This book excerpt explains approaches and algorithms when using redundant controllers, in the context of Lattice Semiconductor's just published book on power-supply issues
Narda rolls miniature fixed 3-dB attenuator
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11/18/2010   1 comment
Narda has delivered the Model 4772-3 miniature fixed 3-dB attenuator that has flat frequency response, low VSWR, and meets environmental requirements for MIL-A-3933
Enhancing reliability in medium-voltage power line communications
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11/17/2010   5 comments
While power line communication devices have the power to turn the electricity grid into a smart grid, there are many challenges. This feature will describe those challenges and why OFDMA may be the best means of overcoming them.
Tyco MHP30-36 Metal Hybrid PPTC resettable circuit protection device
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11/16/2010   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has started to sample the MHP30-36, the first device in a family of resettable overcurrent protection devices that employs the company’s new Metal Hybrid PPTC (MHP) technology.
External MOSFET reduces the I2R loss in battery chargers
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11/12/2010   1 comment
Adding a MOSFET can reduce this vital energy-dissipating parameter
Vishay's SiHG47N60S power MOSFET
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11/12/2010   1 comment
Vishay is offering a 600V power MOSFET that features a 15.12 O-nC gate charge times on-resistance and 0.07 O on resistance in a TO-247 package.
Linear Technology's LT3748H flyback DC/DC controller
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11/10/2010   Post a comment
Linear has developed a high input voltage isolated flyback DC/DC controller with guaranteed operation for junction temperatures as high as 150°C.
ARM TechCon Teardown Smackdown
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11/9/2010   Post a comment
EE Times presents the Teardown Smackdown at ARM TechCon 2010, Nov. 10 at noon.
Analog Devices' ADG4612 and ADG4613 power-off protection switches
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11/9/2010   Post a comment
With 16-V overvoltage protection and a guaranteed off state, ADI’s power-off protection switches suppress current flow that can damage circuit board components in high-voltage environments.
Vishay Siliconix SMMA511DJ and SMMB912DK Power MOSFETs
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11/9/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Siliconix’s medical MOSFETs for implantable applications feature package dimensions down to 1.6 mm by 1.6 mm and on-resistance to 0.40O.
How to buy the right power supply for LED lighting
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11/9/2010   Post a comment
In addition to technical specifications, you need to review an LED driver manufacturer's design and product support capabilities
Microchip offers stand-alone, real-time clock/calendar family
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11/9/2010   6 comments
Single-chip devices feature EEPROM and SRAM with performance bang-for-buck over a wide temperature range for automotive, smart energy, appliance, consumer, and commercial markets.
A123 plugs into global battery market
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11/8/2010   17 comments
Advanced battery design and manufacture have become a strategic battleground for the emerging energy technology industry. EE Times Confidential tells you why it matters.
Power Tip 29: Estimating transient temperature rise in a hot-swap MOSFET–Part 2
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11/7/2010   2 comments
Understand a simple technique to estimate this critical application parameter
Next-gen power electronics spur energy efficiency
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11/5/2010   Post a comment
Over the last 30 years, it is estimated power semiconductors have helped improve efficiency of cars by 40%. Now with government green-energy and CO2 reduction plans, the power semiconductor industry is expected to contribute further improvements in energy efficiency. Here are the options.
Power ISA 2.06 Rev. B enables full hardware virtualization for embedded space
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11/3/2010   Post a comment
Power.org has finalized the Power ISA Version 2.06 Revision B, which allows multiple operating systems to run over multiple embedded cores, providing the requisite isolation and protection while increasing performance through hardware virtualization.
STMicroelectronics' BC2 energy-recovery circuit enables ultra-high power efficiency using low-cost silicon diodes
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11/3/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has released details of BC2 (Back-Current Circuit), their new high-efficiency circuit and dedicated optimized power components design. BC2 is targeted for boost or buck converters - power devices that are usually used in solar inverters or SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supplies) for computers and telecom equipment - and will produce cost savings while helping designers comply with the highest power-efficiency standards.


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