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Full-brick DC/DC converter replaces 24-V input designs
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Ericsson Power Modules has developed a full-brick DC/DC converter that offers high levels of efficiency and is a drop-in replacement for new and old 24 V input designs.
Eliminating EMI protection components
Design How-To  
12/31/2007   3 comments
This article focuses on the use of the faraday cage or "picket fence" approach to PCB design and layout to eliminate costly EMI protection components.
Nanotechnology aids large-area solar cell
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
A scientist at Israel's Bar-Ilan University claims that he has managed to create a solar cell 100 times bigger than a typical solar cell, using nanotechnology methods.
Mesa rolls out dual H-bridge driver
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Mesa Electronics has developed the 7I29 dual H-bridge driver for two brush type motors or other inductive loads.
Sixteenth-brick modules available in surface-mount version
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Ericsson Power Modules has released a surface-mount version of its PKU series of DC/DC converters.
Inverters deliver increased energy efficiency
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
NXP has introduced the UBA2074, a high-voltage, full-bridge fluorescent backlight controller IC and a low-voltage counterpart, the UBA2072.
The top 20 Power Management DesignLine tech articles of 2007
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Here's what you looked at the most this year
Trench Schottky rectifier aims to replace synchronous rectifiers
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
The 200-V, 30-A dual high-voltage TMBS Trench Schottky rectifier from Vishay provides low VF of 0.648 V in three packages.
iPOWIR device simplifies POL buck converter designs
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the iP1206, a fully optimized product for synchronous buck applications, including telecom and networking equipment.
A gift that will keep on giving
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
This R/C car is more than just plug-and-play.
India's XL plans $250M solar plant investment in Spain
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Indian solar photovoltaic module maker XL plans to set up solar farms in Spain at a cost of $250 million, possibly becoming the first Indian company to make an investment overseas in this emerging line of business.
Ford: hydrogen fuel feasible
News & Analysis  
12/26/2007   1 comment
Ford Motor Co. has developed an autocatalytic reaction scheme involving three hydrides that could someday enable hydrogen to be pumped into tanks as easily as gasoline.
Whose patent is this, anyway? --- The Interview
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12/25/2007   Post a comment
News special: Our talk with Patrick Le Fevre of Ericsson elucidates the European perspective on U.S. patent law reform
The top-rated Planet Analog articles of 2007
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12/25/2007   Post a comment
See what the Planet Analog audience--your fellow designers--looked at the most in 2007
MagnaChip develops low-power backlight control algorithm
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
MagnaChip Semiconductor has developed the technology for Smart Mobile Luminance Control (SMLC), which is a backlight control algorithm with low-power consumption for LCD driver chips.
Automotive-grade MOSFET controllers integrate commutation logic
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced two automotive-grade, three-phase BLDC motor controller integrated circuits.
Kemet expands ceramic capacitor portfolio
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Kemet Corp. has announced a major expansion of its ceramic through-hole product portfolio with extended capacitance values and additional voltage offerings.
Tantalum caps find hi-rel niches
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
While the bulk of demand for tantalum capacitors comes from the handheld and gaming markets, as designers cram greater functionality into these ever-shrinking devices, there has also been quite a bit of activity in high-reliability markets--including military, automotive and medical--that require higher-performance components.
Whose patent is this, anyway?
Power DesignLine Blog  
12/24/2007   Post a comment
Lend an ear to the Europeans; they might be able to tell us a thing or two about reforming intellectual property laws
Two-switch forward regulator boosts DC/DC designs
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12/23/2007   Post a comment
Industry's first high-voltage, monolithic two-switch forward DC/DC regulator suits telecom, automotive, and industrial converter designs.
nvSRAMs eclipse battery-backed memory
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12/23/2007   Post a comment
Ever improving devices integrate a high-speed SRAM cell with non-volatile elements for a significant power management advantage
UPS market will exceed $7 billion
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12/22/2007   Post a comment
The global market for uninterruptible power supplies grew 20 percent over last year. Three-phase UPSes lead the drive.
Efficiency will be component buzzword for 2008
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Boosting performance in smaller packages was one of the biggest component design issues in 2007, but energy efficiency is set to be the big thing in 2008.
Top 10 Design Center How-To stories of 2007
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
From MOSFETs to hybrid car systems--and back to MOSFETs--here's what Automotive DesignLine readers found most interesting during the year, as voted by their page views.
Diodes Inc. expands SBR rectifier family
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Diodes Inc. has expanded its high-performance SBR product line with the release of seven SBR rectifiers including a 100-V device with an ultra-low forward voltage drop.
Film chip capacitors deliver high stability
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
NIC Components has introduced two new ranges of stacked film chip capacitors that deliver very stable performance.
Dual-synchronous buck converter claims smallest size
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Micrel has introduced the MIC23250, which it clams is the industry's smallest high-efficient, dual-PWM synchronous buck step-down converter housed in a 2 x 2-mm, 10-lead MLF package.
Sandia's synthetic-fuel recipe: Mix CO2 , water; heat with sun
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
The Counter Rotating Ring Receiver Reactor Recuperator (CR5), invented at Sandia National Laboratories, harnesses solar power to create renewable energy from carbon dioxide and water, converting the mix into gasoline and other fuels.
Battery charger IC charges up to two Li-ion cells in series
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies has introduced the first device in a family of new 1-A linear battery charger ICs capable of charging up to two Li-ion cells in series.
0.25-watt DC/DC converter delivers high I/O isolation
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Aimtec has introduced its AM1/4S-Z series of single-output DC/DC converters in a compact SIP4 package.
Tight supply of small displays impacts pricing
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12/18/2007   Post a comment
The average selling prices of small- and medium-sized displays continued their downward trend in Q3 2007 for long-term contracts, although at a slower rate than in prior quarters, said DisplaySearch. However, spot pricing for displays used in digital photo frames and DVD players are climbing.
Lithium-ion batteries get secondary chance
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12/18/2007   Post a comment
Unit shipments will double in six years
LEDs move forward for automotives
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Light-emitting diodes advance on incandescents and halogens for daytime running lights
20V step-down DC-DC regulator offers up to 96% efficiency
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
The AS1341 high voltage buck regulator from austriamicrosystems offers low 12µA quiescent current and 600mA output current.
AC/DC power adapters feature mini-USB connector
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Emerson's latest products use a mini-USB connector for their dc power output.
Tip of the Week: Sure surge suppression
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12/15/2007   Post a comment
You could build a discrete version of this IC, but it wouldn't provide near the same benefits. Here's what this chip can do for you and some circuitry to get the most out of it.
NEC expands power MOSFET line
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12/15/2007   Post a comment
NEC Electronics America Inc. has expanded its NP series of 24-trench power MOSFETs with devices that provide higher avalanche capability and maximum channel temperature with low on-state resistance.
ULDO family features low input voltage
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12/15/2007   Post a comment
Micrel has launched a tiny high performance, high PSRR, ultra-low dropout (ULDO) linear regulator family with input voltage down to 1.6V for high efficiency portable devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, portable media players (PMP), GPS and other portable device applications.
Four-channel LED driver delivers improved efficiency
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor has launched its CAT3604V Quad-Mode fractional charge pump LED driver. This four-channel LED driver is said to deliver improved average efficiency with Catalyst's Quad-Mode switching architecture.
Outlook is bright for car LEDs
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will take a more prominent role as an alternative to incandescent light bulbs and halogen and xenon lamps in automotive electronics, according to a new report from IMS Research.
ITU promises to do its bit at climate change conference
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is attempting to alert delegates at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia, to the role being played by the global electronics and communications industry in both causing and potentially lessening energy use.
Chip LED claims thinnest, brightest
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
Seoul Semiconductor claims to offer the industry's thinnest chip LED, which is also capable of producing more than two times the brightness of existing chip LEDs.
Programmable DC power supplies deliver high power density
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
Xantrex Technology has launched the 850-watt Sorensen XG series of programmable DC power supplies.
Step-down regulators integrate low on-resistance MOSFETS
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
The Maxim MAX8833/MAX8855 2-MHz step-down regulators integrate low on-resistance MOSFETs to provide high efficiency and to save space.
White LED driver integrates two LDOs for portable systems
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has released a highly integrated four-channel white LED (WLED) driver for portable systems operating off a single-cell Li-ion/polymer battery.
Battery charger IC auto-selects from USB or AC source
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
IC claims the highest versatility and performance of any dual-input, auto-switching charger chip on the market
Ultra-compact DC/DC converters achieve 20% footprint reduction
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
XP Power has announced its JCA series of miniature, board-mounted low power DC/DC converters.
LDO linear regulators deliver 500-mA in TDFN
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX8902A/MAX8902B, 500-mA, low-noise, low-dropout (LDO) linear regulators that are packaged in a tiny, 2mm x 2mm TDFN.
Good, bad and ugly of LEDs
News & Analysis  
12/10/2007   2 comments
An 84-foot-tall Norway spruce has been covered with 30,000 LEDs strung on 5 miles of wire, and we techies are as happy as pigs in a sty. They finally got it.
Keep "The Ramp" right
Design How-To  
12/8/2007   1 comment
Or, how variations in the control ramp impact the gain and stability of your DC/DC converter
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