250mA LDO withstands 80V input Product News 2/26/2009 Post a comment Linear Technology has announced a high reliability (MP) grade, wider temperature range version of the LT3013, a micropower LDO with input voltage capability up to 80V.
NEC miniaturizes DPAK form factor Product News 2/26/2009 Post a comment After the introduction of its HSON-8 power transistor package, NEC Europe again rolls a new package form factor and design aiming at power devices in particular for automotive applications.
First Solar sees breakthrough in manufacturing costs News & Analysis 2/26/2009 Post a comment Solar module manufacturer First Solar Inc. had both bright and subdued forecasts for the emerging solar industry, unsettling investors with suggestions that it expects demand to fall, competition to increase and huge financial challenges for the industry in the near future, as it revealed it had broken the $1/watt price barrier by reducing manufacturing costs to just $0.98/watt.
Standards needed to tap smart grid potential News & Analysis 2/25/2009 Post a comment The move to so-called smart electric grids will open new opportunities for communications companies in the energy sector, but it will require new standards, according to Jake MacLeod, chief technology officer with Bechtel Communications.
PV companies see continuing growth News & Analysis 2/24/2009 Post a comment German solar cell manufacturers Q-Cells SE and Ersol Solar Energy AG have posted their annual results. Both expect the crisis to affect their business to some extend but the key note remains optimistic.
Reversible diode debuts News & Analysis 2/23/2009 1 comment Rutgers University researchers have demonstrated what they claims in the world's first reversible diode that uses a ferroelectric material.
Torex : Voltage regulators offer low dropout voltage Product News 2/23/2009 Post a comment Available in the tiny USP-6C package (1.8 x 2.0 x 0.6 mm), as well as in standard SOT-25 and SOT-89-5 versions, the XC6220 Series of voltage regulators from Torex Semiconductor offer low dropout voltage – typically 20 mV with a 100 mA load.
AxisNT touts efficiency gains of tripe mode PA module News & Analysis 2/23/2009 Post a comment Wireless infrastructure group Axis Network Technology (Aylesbury, England) has started sampling a triple mode power amplifier module and IP linearization solution that, it says, offers a 45 percent final stage efficiency for UMTS 64QAM systems at 2.1GHz.
Growth's still the guiding principle News & Analysis 2/23/2009 Post a comment Linear Technology CEO Lothar Maier asserts that preparing for the semiconductor industry's return to growth should be the guiding principle for companies during the recession. Linear has its eye on four markets: automotive, green technology, communications infrastructure and industrial.
Mobile sector targets 2012 for 'universal charger' News & Analysis 2/20/2009 2 comments The mobile communications industry is set to tackle one of the most frustrating aspects of using cellphones – the huge and environmentally wasteful diversity of chargers from different handset makers, and even different charger models from the same supplier.
Study: U.S. photovoltaic costs declining News & Analysis 2/19/2009 Post a comment The installed costs of solar photovoltaic power systems in the U.S. declined significantly between 1998 and 2005, but remained relatively flat from 2006 through 2007, according to the results of a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.