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Controller enables systems to meet EPA Energy Star standby power requirements
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3/31/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments unveils an energy-saving chip for consumer electronics and AC adapters
Webcast shows how to optimize power in low power wireless systems
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3/31/2006   Post a comment
Here's your chance to sign up for a free web lesson on how to optimize power in your low-power wireless designs.
Motor control platform enables 95 Percent Efficiency
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3/30/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier offers a motor control platform that enables 95% efficiency without the need for position sensors allowing smooth torque output in air conditioning applications.
Eighth-brick delivers 240 watts for 9.6-volt intermediate bus
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3/30/2006   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics' EUK240 series of DC/DC eighth-bricks delivers 240 watts for 9.6-volt intermediate bus applications.
How to improve linear regulator power supply ripple rejection and output noise
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
Many applications need to control power supply ripple rejection and output noise but to best accomplish this you need to understand the five main regulator types. Here's a practical tutorial that's useful for all levels of design engineers to find out what the tradeoffs are in your design yet help improve ripple rejection and output noise.
NanoDynamics wins CNT contract, fuel cell patent
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
Nanotechnology company NanoDynamics has received a $729,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the U.S. Army for carbon nanotube (CNT) production technology, and a critical patent on solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) structures.
Motor drivers speed down the brush-free route
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
Product recap - Vendors are racing to market with a slew of controller ICs and modules for driving brushless DC motors.
Power controllers for computers leverage enhanced PWM to improve stability
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices leverages its proprietary enhanced pulse-width-modulation (EPWM) and Flex-mode architectures for its power controllers to optimize board performance and stability, and minimize component count.
Cars that run and run - on photovoltaics
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
At the plenary session of APEC Dr. Larry Kazmerski spoke of energy needs and one possible future. Is the power of the sun shining on the automotive industry?
Li-Ion battery compatible DC/DC converter IP ideal for SoC designs
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
A synchronous step-down (buck) DC/DC converter IP block from LTRIM Technologies is the ideal power management solution for System on Chip (SoC) designs powered by batteries.
Adaptable DC-DC converter IP blocks meet SoC system requirements
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
LTRIM introduces a buck-boost DC/DC converter IP block for SoC designers needing operating frequencies and output voltages that meet battery powered applications.
Freescale joins Power.org members to demo power architecture
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
Freescale and other Power.org members will demonstrate products driving the direction of Power Architecture at the Embedded Systems Conference.
Motor drive platform facilitates high-efficiency air conditioning
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier's new iMOTION motor control platform for air conditioning applications promises mechanical simplicity, quieter operation, and very high efficiency.
Vehicles that morph for better fuel efficiency are coming
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
MIT engineers report they may have found a way for structures and materials to morph from one shape into another. It could lead to shapes that are more power efficient or faster for the given situation
Eighth-brick bus converter delivers 200 watts
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Synqor's BQ55120ETL16 eighth-brick, part of the company's BusQor family of bus converters, delivers up to 16 amps at 12 volts.
Designing powerful electronic solutions with ultracapacitors
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Recent advances in materials and construction techniques have transformed ultracapacitors from minor backup components to extremely powerful energy storage solutions. But what is it that makes these devices so powerful and how can they be used in system-based designs? Get the details here.
Reduce transistor mismatch errors without costly trimming and noisy chopping schemes
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3/24/2006   Post a comment
Designers always need more precision but it is difficult to attain because of transistor mismatch errors and switching noise. Cutting edge designs typically use trimming or switching networks to curtail the errors, but they don't come without a price. Here's a way to implement smart circuitry to select the best matching transistors during start up.
Solar pack targets laptops
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3/24/2006   Post a comment
A flexible, foldable solar pack from Global Solar is made for marine environments and laptop charging applications.
Solar panel adds 2 years to photoeye's battery
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3/23/2006   Post a comment
EMX Industries says it's the first manufacturer of photoeye access control products to offer a solar panel power option for its photoelectric emitters. The company says its SP44 solar panel, for its P44 Thru-beam Photoelectric Sensor/Transmitter, will extend emitter battery life by up to two years.
ECD Ovonics to locate solar plant in Michigan
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3/23/2006   Post a comment
Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD Ovonics) has selected Greenville, Mich., as the location of its third solar cell manufacturing plant.
Ultrawide-input quarter-bricks cut the need to inventory
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3/23/2006   Post a comment
Touting an 18-to-60 volt input, Power-One's QMS quarter-brick DC/DC converters eliminate the need to inventory multiple brick part numbers for 70-82 watt wireless base station applications.
STMicro's Li-Ion charger chip saves space
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
All key charging system parameters of the L6924D are programmable, enabling the L6924D to be used across a full range of applications.
Quarter-brick bus converter hits 500 watts
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
Cherokee International says its C-BUS line is the industry's first 500-watt, 4:1 intermediate bus converter in a quarter-brick package.
Driving high brightness LEDs with switching regulators
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
LEDs sure have changed and so have the requirements for power supplies to drive them. Here are detailed circuits and equations to help you drive today's high brightness LEDs with switching power supplies.
POLs save more space
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
Artesyn says its LDO-C and SIL-C2 point-of-load (nonisolated) converter families, spanning 3 to 40 amps in five single-output versions, offer a dramatic savings in board real-estate.
Integrated PWM controller offers 100V, 2A primary-side half-bridge driver
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor introduces 100v half-bridge PWM controller with industry’s highest level of integration to maximize conversion efficiency and power density.
GreenChips improve power efficiency in desktops and notebooks
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
Philips Electronics unveils two additions to its GreenChip family of energy-efficient ICs. The Philips GreenChip PC is a chipset that increases the efficiency of desktop PC power supplies beyond 80 percent. The GreenChip SR improves the efficiency of laptop computer adapters by three to five percent.
97% efficient 330W DC/DC converter features full bridge control
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier introduces a reference design featuring the IR2086S DC Bus Converter control IC and DirectFET power MOSFET chipset.
Integrated power management devices have dynamic voltage scaling
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor introduces two integrated power management devices have dynamic voltage scaling.
Integrated switcher reduces cost of power supplies for printers, PVRs, Modems
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
Power Integrations introduces PeakSwitch, a new family of ICs for power supplies with peak-to-continuous power ratios of up to 3:1.
Here's how to convert a positive 10 -- 50V input to a minus 10V output
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3/19/2006   Post a comment
Buck regulators are commonly used to efficiently step down a higher level, unregulated, positive input voltage to a regulated positive output voltage. A Buck regulator can be reconfigured into a Buck-Boost regulator to convert a positive input voltage to a negative output voltage. Find out how the challenge of accurate and fast current measurement can be avoided with a new method that emulates the buck switch current without actually measuring the current.
Standalone Li-Ion battery charger has dual synchronous buck converter
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3/18/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology announces a compact power management solution for handheld applications. It includes a standalone Li-Ion battery charger and a high efficiency dual synchronous buck regulator.
Open-frame switcher delivers 350 watts
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3/18/2006   Post a comment
Digital Power's eF350 single- and quad-output AC/DC series, touting the highest power density for a medium- range supply, deliver up to 350 watts for intermediate bus architecture (IBA) applications.
Power-One cuts guidance due to supply issues
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3/17/2006   Post a comment
Power supplier Power-One Inc. said that supply shortages of its contract manufacturer are likely to lower sales of the first quarter, despite high demand.
Design your own power supply system online
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3/17/2006   Post a comment
Acopian Technical offers a power system builder that's available via telephone or the Internet. It can meet your requirements for wired multiple output power system without having to search power supply catalogs.
Visit and learn at the Embedded Systems Conference
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3/17/2006   Post a comment
Join us at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, the ideal forum to learn relevant new skills. Check out the Power Management Design Seminar series, all day April 5th. Use this link and save money on your registration.
Dual-input boost converter efficiently shares power from two inputs
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3/17/2006   Post a comment
This circuit shows a better technique than the common diode-OR approach for combining two supplies to deliver a single output
Programmable Li-Ion charger system ideal for sophisticated and low-cost portables
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3/17/2006   Post a comment
Versatile Li-Ion battery charger chip from STMicroelectronics saves space for compact applications. Applications include mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras and MP3 players.
High-voltage power conversion ICs showcased at APEC
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3/17/2006   Post a comment
Power Integrations will showcase its latest innovations in high-voltage power conversion ICs at APEC 2006, March 19-23 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas.
Parvus gets contract for aircraft power management module from Lockheed
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3/16/2006   Post a comment
Parvus was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to develop and produce a new electronics power management module for the F/A-22 Raptor aircraft.
Reference design eases high-power DC/DC development
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3/16/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier's IRDC2086-330W is a DC/DC reference design that delivers 35 amps at an unregulated 9.6 volts with 97 percent efficiency and in a size 30 percent smaller than industry standard quarter-bricks to simplifiy development of brick and embedded power supplies for networking, communications, and high-end server applications.
How to size ultracapacitors
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3/15/2006   Post a comment
Ultracapacitors can displace a significant fraction of auto battery mass needed to meet warranty intervals. These devices offer to outperform the battery fraction displaced, for a combination with less total mass, volume, and cost, while delivering superior cycle performance.
How to get complete power management beyond UPS
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3/15/2006   Post a comment
Networks are expanding rapidly but budgets for resources aren't keeping pace it's important to improve response times to outages. Having the right protection beyond an uninterruptible power supply becomes critical. Here's what you need to know.
Alternative energy products marry best of solar research with practical
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3/15/2006   Post a comment
Solar Night Industries will market and produce a variety of commercial, consumer and governmental products including portable power supplies, home and energy power grid solutions, and others.
PV supplier DayStar launches equipment group
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3/14/2006   Post a comment
DayStar Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of Photovoltaic Foil products, has created a new operating division to expand its operations.
Low-power AC/DCs fit industrial space
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3/14/2006   Post a comment
Infinity's 5-watt FSK series of low-cost encapsulated switching power supplies, in five versions, are suited to tight installations in telecom, consumer, and industrial product applications.
Sixteenth-brick bus converters deliver 150 watts
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3/14/2006   Post a comment
Astec Power's first bus converters in a sixteenth-brick, the AED/ALD, deliver 150 watts.
Buck switcher reduces noise, jitter in telecom applications
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3/13/2006   Post a comment
Semtech introduces a programmable 2.5 MHz, dual channel 2A integrated buck switching regulator targeted at xDSL customer premise equipment (CPE), passive optical networking (PON) modems, and network switching equipment.
CRT power supply reference design offers standby of less than 1 Watt
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3/13/2006   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor unveiled a GreenPoint reference design for CRT-TV power supplies that delivers standby power of less than 1 Watt.
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