LXI leverages Ethernet for test
Product News 12/26/2006 Post a comment
Focus-On: For decades, IEEE-488/GPIB served well in small- and medium-sized test systems, with VXI-based testers meeting the needs of high channel-count applications. Time marches on. Test engineers now seek high-bandwidth systems that are relatively easy to configure and are low in cost. Enter Ethernet-connected LXI.
AC/DCs focus on 600-watt, 1U building-block designs
Product News 12/21/2006 Post a comment
Product recap - Reflecting the run towards more compact, yet power ready solutions, the newest high-power AC/DC supplies tend towards basic designs for the 600-watt region and 1U-high applications, with more efficient building-block solutions that extend to 5 kW.
Extracting value from integrating power-management
Design How-To 12/20/2006 Post a comment
Management of system power is a significant issue for today's convergent devices where controlling multiple regulators is the norm. The system-on-chip is a natural for controlling multiple power needs. Here's what you need to consider to get the most from your design.
AC/DC supply packs 600 watts in 1U
Product News 12/20/2006 Post a comment
Tamura Corp's AAD600 series of single-output switching power supplies delivers a tightly regulated 600 watts in a package measuring just 9-by-4-by-1.59 inches for telecom, datacom, industrial, and networking applications.
eBay taps FreeFlow for private auction services
News & Analysis 12/19/2006 Post a comment
In a deal that could bring online auctions into the mainstream among electronics multinationals, eBay Inc., the biggest name in online auctions, has teamed up with FreeFlow, an Intenet-auction service provider that has, until now, focused in the high-tech sector.
Non-classical MOSFET solutions for power-efficient CMOS
Design How-To 12/17/2006 Post a comment
The electronics industry is addicted to the CMOS technology for MOSFET transistors because of the performance and density gains that come with shrinking it. Below 32 nm this becomes difficult because energy dissipation becomes critical. New materials and structures are needed — here's what you need to know to make the right power decision for your designs.
Great expectations for power management in 2007
News & Analysis 12/12/2006 Post a comment
The future of power management design looks very positive and nary a bad word to say. Every type of design is looking to curb power usage as well as its byproduct of heat. The power management market has been defined to include a variety of devices including regulators, controllers, MOSFET drivers, power-factor correction circuits, pulse width modulators, and pulse frequency modulators.
TI cuts fourth quarter outlook
News & Analysis 12/12/2006 Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO — Texas Instruments Monday (Dec. 11) revised its sales outlook for the current quarter, saying it now expects revenue of $3.35 billion to $3.5 billion. TI had previously said it expected revenue for the quarter to be $3.46 billion to $3.75 billion.
TI (Dallas) said it expects semiconductor revenue to be between $3.28 billion and $3.42 billion, down from previous guidance of $3.39 billion to $3.66 billion. The company now expects fourth quarter earnings per share of 37 to 40
50-watt AC/DC adapter features triple outputs
Product News 12/8/2006 Post a comment
Emerson Network Power's Astec DPT50 external AC/DC power adapter, delivering 50-watts, features triple outputs to meet a wide variety of portable and desktop applications for instrumentation, telecommunications, computer peripheral and test and measurement systems.
Green Grid preparing to roll out members, agenda
News & Analysis 12/7/2006 Post a comment
The Green Grid industry consortium is preparing to release details of its expanded membership and technology agenda early next year, according to news from an all-day industry meeting convened in Silicon Valley by the U.S. Department of Energy to discuss power efficiency in data centers.
Power MOSFET Tutorial - Part 2
Design How-To 12/6/2006 Post a comment
This is the second part of a two-part tutorial on Power MOSFETs, which are well-known for their switching speeds and are considered an ideal switch. Here's your chance to learn how to select the right one for your application.
Power MOSFET tutorial, Part 1
Design How-To 12/5/2006 1 comment
Power MOSFETs are well-known for their switching speeds and are considered an ideal switch. But, they have drawbacks. In this two-part tutorial, you will learn what they are and how to select the right one for your application.
South Korea aims to be top battery supplier by 2012
News & Analysis 12/2/2006 Post a comment
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea aims to become the world's top supplier of rechargeable batteries by 2012, surpassing current leader Japan. The government said it has assembled the infrastructure and key materials needed to boost production.