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6-channel system managers with nonvolatile fault memory facilitate diagnostics
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX16067/MAX16068 integrate nonvolatile fault registers to facilitate failure analysis and are available with an easy-to-use graphical configuration tool that simplifies diagnostics and configuration.
MOSFET and Schottky diode share the same SOT-563 package
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Central Semiconductor Corp. has released the CMLM8205 Multi Discrete Module in the SOT-563 surface mount package.
Quartet of intelligent power devices focus on automotive lighting applications
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
NEC Electronics has unveiled four new intelligent power devices (IPDs), the μPD166017, μPD166019, μPD166020 and μPD166021.
Resistors perform current-sensing in high temp environments
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
IRC has tailored its latest SMT current sense resistors with a flameproof alloy, open-air design, enabling metal element resistors to prevent thermal damage.
High-power, flat LED modules
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
The MiniZeni series from Sharp radiates high efficiency, deliver high color rendering index (CRI) values of up to 87 and boast a long service life whilst measuring only 15x12x1.6mm
Greener Gadgets Conference 2010 - Full of ideas, short on gadgets
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
2/26/2010   3 comments
Allan Yogasingam checks in with his thoughts on CEA's Greener Gadget Conference from New York.
PV Forecast: Rising demand, lower costs enable higher margins
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
After a highly cyclical 2009, most segments of the solar industry are looking at a bright 1H 2010 with profit margins heading towards 20 per cent. After that, incentive policies will determine the timing of the PV next cycle.
It's all about battery power--and also energy
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Power and energy are related but distinct battery attributes
Morgan Technical Ceramics aims to pioneer energy harvesting research
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Ceramic components manufacturer, Morgan Technical Ceramics, (Stourport, UK) is undertaking a Shorter Knowledge Transfer Partnership (sKTP) project with Glyndwr University (Wrexham, Wales) which will last 26 weeks, is to design and build an energy harvesting demonstration system that will provide a renewable source of energy.
Planar power resistors provide external thermal dissipation for battery packs in hybrid electric vehicles
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC has developed a series of planar power resistors for hybrid electric vehicles that gives alternative-energy automotive design engineers a rugged resistive device capable of dissipating heat generated during the battery charging cycle.
IR introduces new GaN-based power devices at APEC
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
From the show floor of APEC, International Rectifier has introduced the industry's first family of commercial integrated power stage products utilizing Gallium Nitride (GaN).
National Semiconductor introduces industry's first PMBus system power management and protection IC
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first system monitoring, protection and control integrated circuit (IC) with on-chip power management bus (PMBus) support.
PMIC integrates three regulators to provide high-efficiency, fixed-frequency operation for LCD HDTV panels
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a multiple-output power-supply IC that integrates three regulators whose high-efficiency and fixed-frequency operation allow the use of small inductors and capacitors.
Free seminars focus on high performance DC/DC regulators
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation is planning to run a series of free half-day seminars on the use of its family of high performance DC/DC uModule regulators.
Altera transitions its 40nm Arria II GX FPGAs to production
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Altera announced it is shipping in volume production the first members of its 40nm Arria II GX FPGA family specifically targeting 3-Gbps transceiver applications
IR rolls GaN devices
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
International Rectifier Inc. has introduced the industry's first family of commercial integrated power stage products utilizing IR's gallium nitride (GaN)-based power device technology platform.
APEC: Tesla Roadster, solar-panel dangers kickstart power fest
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
The 25th APEC kicked off with a dynamic plenary session that discussed the past and future of power, exposed the latest improvements to the Tesla Sports Roadster, uncovered the hidden dangers and inefficiencies of solar panels and showed how close-coupling cooling can achieve a 31 percent improvement in cooling efficiency for data centers.
Comment: Sparking interest in engineering
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
Intel is behind a $3.5 billion initiative to support investment in U.S.-based growth-oriented industries. The initiative also wants to increase jobs available this year for recent college graduates.
CamSemi opens business development office in Korea
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
CamSemi has opened a dedicated business development and application design centre in the Bundang-GU district of Gyungg-Do, Seoul in South Korea.
Fairchild PSR PWM controllers target designers of mobile chargers
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is offering a portfolio of primary side regulation (PSR) PWM controllers to meet the stringent power and regulatory specifications such as ENERGY STAR Level V faced by designers of mobile chargers, adapters and LED lighting applications.
Ultra low-loss rectifier diodes offer efficient, greener power supplies
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced a new family of high-efficiency power rectifiers that will help product manufacturers achieve energy-efficiency approvals, such as 80 PLUS.
TSMC, Dialog team on process for power management ICs
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
Power management chip vendor Dialog Semiconductor plc (Kirchheim-unter-Teck, Germany) has announced it is working with foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) on a bipolar-CMOS-DMOS (BCD) manufacturing process technology tailored to power management ICs for portable devices.
Fuel cell system claims 2X efficiency
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2/22/2010   10 comments
Colin Powell, former secretary of state and now a board member at Bloom Energy, will debut the company's Bloom Box energy generator on Wed. Feb 24th along with the company founder's and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Uncle Sam asks consumers to weigh in on smart grid
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
In an effort to break through electronics-industry logjams, U.S. government policy makers are launching a blog to consumers for comment on a range of questions about smart electric grids including issues about gateways and networks that speak to systems engineers.
Powersolve extends encapsulated AC/DC power module portfolio with 10- to 50-W models
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
Powersolve is extending the company's Traco TMT Series of encapsulated power modules with new models from 10 to 50 W.
Cornell Dubilier extends voltage range of high current power film capacitor series
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
For power electronics design engineers looking for bulk energy storage and ripple current filtering for DC link applications, Cornell Dubilier has expanded its high current power film capacitor series to include more than 120 different ratings with extended voltages up to 1300 Vdc and capacitance values up to 1500 μF.
KEMET releases new high temperature C0G dielectric platform
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
KEMET has released new High Temperature Surface Mount C0G multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) that feature a robust and proprietary base metal dielectric system that offers industry-leading performance relative to capacitance and case size combined with capacitance stability at extreme temperatures up to +200 degrees C.
Infineon has unveiled additions to its OptiMOS power MOSFET portfolio
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
At the Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition 2010, , Palm Springs, CA, USA, Infineon Technologies AG has announced additions to its OptiMOS power MOSFET portfolio.
Let's go passive: giving these components their due
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
Passive components are still critical in circuits, nowhere more so than in power-supply designs; here are some popular passive-centric articles which have appeared at this site
ARM launches M4 signal-control MCU core
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2/22/2010   2 comments
ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) has announced the launch of the Cortex-M4 microcontroller core for use in digital signal control and that the core has been licensed by five companies including NXP, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments.
Junctionless transistor could simplify chip making, say researchers
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
In a move that could revolutionize nanoelectronics manufacturing and the semiconductor industry, scientists at the Tyndall National Institute (Cork, Ireland) have designed and fabricated what they claim is the world's first junctionless transistor.
Hang on to your hats, it's time for the APEC ride!
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2/20/2010   Post a comment
The big annual event is this week, let's see what the news there is
Digital power dual synchronous-buck driver features onboard power MOSFETs
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced a digital power dual synchronous-buck driver with integrated power MOSFETs, protection blocks and monitoring features, which helps save board space and reduce component count by as much as 80 percent compared to industry standards.
IEEE 802.3af/at-compliant PD interface controllers simplify design of PoE+ PDs
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5969A/MAX5969B, IEEE(R) 802.3af/at-compliant interface controllers for PoE+ PDs (powered devices).
2500-W battery charger targets 120-V batteries for industrial applications
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics Ltd has introduced a rugged, industrial quality battery charger that uses field-proven high-frequency conversion technology to deliver up to 2500 W continuous output power.
96 percent efficient buck-boost converter delivers maximum current from limited power sources
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has released a 96 percent efficient, synchronous buck-boost converter that delivers up to 1 A of output current to a regulated output voltage with inputs above, below or equal to the output.
Intersil claims rad-hard, single-ended PWM controllers for power conversion
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced what the company claims is industry's best rad-hard, single-ended PWM controllers for high-reliability power conversion applications.
GreenChip resonant controller features integrated Power Factor Correction
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has announced the GreenChip TEA1713 resonant half-bridge converter " the industry's first resonant controller with integrated Power Factor Correction (PFC), capacitive mode protection and adaptive deadtime control.
RS introduces battery recycling service
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2/18/2010   1 comment
RS Components has launched a battery recycling service for customers in accordance with Part 2 of The Batteries Directive, The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, which came into force on 1st Feb 2010.
Low-cost, more efficient solar cells mostly plastic
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2/18/2010   6 comments
By growing arrays of silicon wires in a polymer substrate, researchers have demonstrated what they say are flexible solar cells that absorb up to 96 percent of incident light.
Evaluation kit simplifies the application of digital dc-dc converters within PMBus systems
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
A new evaluation package of Ericsson's range of 3E digitally-controlled dc-dc converters has been released which now simplifies their application within PMBus systems.
Dual output multiphase step-down DC/DC controller works with power blocks and DrMOS devices
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced a dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with multiphase operation, differential output voltage sensing and high frequency operation.
P-channel power MOSFET transistors offer high temperature performance
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
CISSOID has a new family of high temperature 30 V P-channel power MOSFET transistors guaranteed for operation from -55 up to +225 degrees C.
STMicroelectronics unveils silicon surge protectors specified to IEC61000-4-5
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has unveiled the first silicon surge protectors meeting international surge-protection standard IEC61000-4-5.
Current sensors enable very high-current measurements
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
Developed and manufactured by Hitec Power Protection, the Zero-Flux current sensors allow the Yokogawa family of precision power meters to be used for measuring very high currents
Dual buck converter integrates a 700 mA DC-DC to power 3G PA
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8896, a dual step-down converter designed for powering WCDMA/NCDMA PA (power amplifier) modules and RF transceivers.
Intel lab explores nanoscale power storage
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2/18/2010   1 comment
Intel researchers are exploring nanoscale materials that could be used to create ultracapacitors with a greater energy density than today's lithium ion batteries as part of work in a new lab dedicated to work on microgrids.
Tiny Sub-1μA IQ shunt battery system charges & protects Li-Ion/Polymer batteries
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4070, an easy-to-use, tiny shunt battery charger system IC for Li-Ion/Polymer batteries.
Computer & Storage Innovations - Battery-free, FPGA-based RAID cache solution
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2/17/2010   3 comments
Increased processing and storage demands are challenging the ways of maintaining data integrity in data centers and now designers have to look for more cost-effective, alternative approaches to battery-backed data recovery systems. Enter the RAID adapter.
Phoenix Contact engineers teach students during NEW
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
As part of National Engineers Week, Phoenix Contact engineers in Pennsylvania and Michigan are making themselves availalable for science projects with local students.
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