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Plastic electronics fab time cut
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12/31/2008   Post a comment
Fabrication time for flexible electronics ranging from disposable displays to plastic solar cells could be reduced from 48 hours to 30 minutes, according to researchers.
2008 year end review -- 1-10
Power DesignLine Blog  
12/30/2008   Post a comment
We posted how-to articles weekly throughout the year, and these garnered the most traffic among readers.
GaN-based power devices offer game-changing potential in power-conversion electronics
Design How-To  
12/30/2008   4 comments
A new power-device semiconductor process from International Rectifier promises substantial improvement in the key figures of merit
Top Industrial Control How-To's of 2008 (complete)
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
Here's the complete list of Industrial Control DesignLine's 20 most popular how-to articles of 2008.
Electrical noise and mitigation - Part 3: Shielding and grounding (cont.), and filtering harmonics
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
This excerpt from the book "Practical Grounding, Bonding, Shielding and Surge Protection" concludes with a look at the shielded isolation transformer, zero signal reference grounds and signal transport ground planes, and the generation of harmonics in electrical systems and how they can be filtered.
2008 a good year for US wind industry
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
2008 was a good year for the wind power industry, thanks to the 11-hour renewal of the production tax credit by Congress.
More than just another New Year's Eve?
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
12/30/2008   Post a comment
I spent New Year's Eve in Times Square once and vowed I'd never do it again. But I am reconsidering this year just to see the ball drop.
Best of '08: DesignLines, TechOnline
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12/29/2008   Post a comment
Here are the 2008 top-rated and "editor's pick" feature articles from the TechOnline DesignLine sites and TechOnline webinars.
DARPA chief reviews legacy
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12/29/2008   Post a comment
The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reflected on his nearly eight years at DARPA, refuting charges the agency has tightened spending on basic research.
Power Management: The Top 10 'How To' Design Articles of 2008
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
These are the Power Management articles most accessed during 2008. Be warned the most read article is a bit of a surprise but more about that later.
Toshiba to expand battery production
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. said that it will construct its second dedicated production facility for its so-called SCiB battery line. SCiB--or Super Charge ion Battery--is Toshiba's rechargeable, rapid charge battery technology.
2008 year end review -- 11-20
Power DesignLine Blog  
12/23/2008   Post a comment
We posted how-to articles weekly throughout the year, and these garnered the most traffic among readers.
IBM pumps up hydraulic-hybrid delivery truck
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Design software enables cutting fuel use by up to 50%.
Schurter : 3-phase line filters are efficient and economic
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Schurter's 3-phase line filters, series FMAC ECO and FMBC ECO are compact and cost optimized and well suited for use in drive systems, engineering installations and places where frequency inverters cause electromagnetic disturbances.
Analyst warns of 'solar market eclipse' in 2009
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Global revenue for photovoltaic panels is expected to plunge by 19 percent in 2009, following eight consecutive years of growth, as a massive oversupply causes prices to drop, according to a forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
Bosch to expand solar cell and module production
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
The Bosch Group announced that it will invest 530 million Euros over a three year period to expand solar cell and module production at ersol Solar Energy AG.
National PowerWise buck controllers hit 85% peak efficiency
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
The LM5085 and LM5088 controllers can operate from inputs as high as 75V while the LM25085 and LM25088 can operate from inputs as high as 42V.
LED lighting to save $1.8 trillion, study says
News & Analysis  
12/22/2008   1 comment
Replacing traditional light sources with LEDs will not only enable enormous savings in energy, cost and pollution, but also herald a new era of smart lighting that controls the spectrum, emission pattern and polarization of the LED lights, according to a study by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Powerline group breaks two-year deadlock
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Thanks to growing momentum behind the ITU G.hn standard covering all wired home networks, the IEEE P1901 has taken a significant step toward defining a standard for competing power line technologies, breaking a two-year deadlock.
Step-down controller line provides input voltage range up to 75V
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
National's latest PowerWise products include four new high-voltage, non-synchronous buck controllers that feature a high input voltage range, high-performance pulse width modulation (PWM) control and reduced electromagnetic interference.
HB LED driver supports green lighting designs
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX16834, a current-mode, high-brightness LED (HB LED) driver for boost, buck-boost, SEPIC, and high-side buck topologies.
Torex : Dual channel dc-dc converter has manual reset function
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
The XC9515 series from Torex Semiconductor is a dual channel synchronous step-down dc-dc converter plus a voltage detector with delay circuit built-in.
Italian photovoltaic startup to raise capital to fund growth
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Enerqos plc (Milan, Italy), a photovoltaic system and solar power plant construction company, expressed its decision to increase its capital by an additional 2 million euros so as to finance its growth forecast for 2009.
Panasonic finally gains control of Sanyo
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
The on-off sale by Goldman Sachs of its stake in Sanyo Electric Co. to Japanese electronics conglomerate Panasonic Corp. is back on, after Panasonic raised its offer by Yen 1 a share, clearing the way for Japan's largest consumer electronics acquisition.
Reference design launched for low power RF remote control
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Ultra low power chip specialist GreenPeak (Utrecht, the Netherlands) is rolling out an IEEE802.15.4-based RF technology reference design that it says can be used to build home remote controls that can run almost forever on a single battery.
Infineon counterclaims in Volterra patents dispute
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG and Primarion, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Infineon Technologies North America Corp. have filed a counterclaim against Volterra Semiconductor alleging fraud on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as for antitrust violations.
Update: Alliance wants foundry for lithium ion cells
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
An alliance of 15 companies will seek $1 billion in U.S. funding to create what amounts to a foundry for lithium ion battery cells.
Report: Alliance seeks $1 billion in car battery R&D
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Fourteen U.S. technology companies will seek $1 billion in federal aid to build a plant to make advanced lithium ion batteries for electric cars, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
U.S. R&D investments to target infrastructure, jobs
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
The chairman of the House Science Committee said his panel will focus new federal R&D investments on broadband infrastructure for applications like interoperable health IT networks.
Wolfson extends Smart Power solutions for designers of portable devices
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has launched two additional integrated power management and audio ICs utilising its Smart Power technology to offer more options for designers of portable devices.
Diodes : Self protected MOSFET comes in a miniature SOT23F package
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Adding to its IntelliFET product range, Diodes Inc. has introduced the ZXMS6004FF, a fully self protected low side MOSFET packaged in a 2.3 x 2.8 mm footprint ‘flat’ SOT23F package.
AnalogicTech : MOSFET driver offers lowest impedance in its class
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
By operating at up to 28 V and combining a high switching frequency with a compact SC70JW package, AnalogicTech’s AAT4910 MOSFET driver meets the desing needs of today's multiphase dc-dc converter and motor control circuits.
Intersil buys power management firm
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Analog chip maker Intersil Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Zilker Labs Inc., a privately-held, fabless semiconductor company.
Efficient flexible HB LED driver focuses on green lighting designs
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX16834, a current-mode, high-brightness LED (HB LED) driver for boost, buck-boost, SEPIC, and high-side buck topologies.
Stanford tips nanowires to boost batteries
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
At this week's International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) here, Stanford University disclosed a nanowire battery technology for next-generation systems.
Emerson Network Power extends 500W digitally controlled power supplies folio
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power has expanded its NTS line of 500W digitally controlled power supplies with the addition of the NTS505 and NTS508 units.
Compact PMIC integrates multifunction solutions for battery-powered and battery backup applications
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp has introduced the LTC3101, the latest PMIC in a family of multifunction, compact power management solutions for battery-powered and battery backup applications.
Power over Ethernet meets green requirements by adding intelligence
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
Against a backdrop of ever-increasing global awareness of energy efficiency, and industrial and consumer demand for products and systems with good green credentials, we ask the question: Does Power over Ethernet (PoE) offer energy savings over the use of traditional power mains delivery methods?
LED ballast design delivers 200W with PFC
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
A ballast designed to drive LEDs totaling a 100W or greater load must have low harmonic line current, high energy efficiency and small dimensions.
20-V and 30-V P-Channel TrenchFET Power MOSFETs feature lowest on-resistance in a SO-8 footprint
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released new 20-V and 30-V p-channel TrenchFET power MOSFETs with a +/- 20-V gate source voltage that offer the industry's lowest on-resistance for their device types in the SO-8 footprint.
Linear Tech IEEE 802.3at PoE+ controller delivers 25.5W
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
With the LTC4265 PoE controller, Linear Technology addresses high-power applications such as pan-tilt-zoom cameras with a second-generation design that meets the newer 802.3at standard also referred to as PoE+.
New MOSFETs provide 60 percent improvement in package current rating
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
A new range of trench HEXFET Power MOSFETs has been introduced by International Rectifier that features a high package current rating for industrial battery, power supply, high power DC motors and power tools.
Electrical noise and mitigation - Part 1: Noise definition, categories and measurement
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
Review your understanding of electrical noise - what it is, the reasons for its generation and how to evaluate its effects - with this excerpt from the book "Practical Grounding, Bonding, Shielding and Surge Protection."
MIT targets wave power for commercialization
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
Harnessing ocean waves could generate as much as 200 megawatts of electricity/kilometer of coast line in various parts of the world, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Valence to supply PVI for with lithium phosphate energy storage solutions
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
Valence Technology, Inc., an international developer of safe lithium phosphate energy storage solutions, has entered into a multi-year non-exclusive supply agreement with PVI for Valence's U-Charge XP Energy Storage Systems.
Incap and Powernet forge power supply manufacturing agreement
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
International contract manufacturer, Incap Corporation, has signed a long-term cooperation agreement for the manufacture of power supplies with Powernet Oy.
0.7-V input boost converter supports 5 uA operating current
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
A 2 MHz DC/DC boost converter that operates at 5 uA of quiescent current while maintaining a high efficiency at light load conditions has been introduced by Texas Instruments.
Ericsson : Voltage regulator is rated at 40 A
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
Ericsson Power Modules’ BMR451 is a digitally controlled, non-isolated voltage regulator rated at 40 A.
SL Power : 65-W medical supplies have output voltages of 12 to 48 V
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
A series of internal power supplies from SL Power Electronics offers medical OEMs a high performance at a popular power level.
Video: Valley execs rally for green tech
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
A trio of semiconductor chief executives said Silicon Valley, not Washington D.C., is the place most prepared to turnaround the tanking economy and solve the energy crisis with alternative energy and green technologies.
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