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Digital power modules ease power configuration
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3/28/2013   Post a comment
One-click digital power modules from CUI provide system-level power management.
Power device market to bounce back in 2013
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3/27/2013   Post a comment
Following a contraction in 2012 the market for power devices is set to grow strongly for the next three years, according to market analysis firm Yole.
What to consider when selecting medical device interconnects
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3/27/2013   Post a comment
Connecting healthcare professionals and patients remotely means selecting the right interconnects for the job. Biocompatibilty, durability, and reliability are key.
Smartphone app games energy savings
News & Analysis  
3/25/2013   1 comment
Smartphone app brings gaming dimensions to energy awareness to reduce power consumption.
CogniPower among the giants at APEC 2013
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3/22/2013   2 comments
Small company with a clever concept called predictive energy balancing grabs attention from the big guys at Applied Power Electronics Conference.
Energy-efficient CUDA ARM development kit
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3/21/2013   1 comment
SECO unveils latest energy-efficient DevKit – powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3-based Qseven module.
Solar market looks bright for Middle East, Africa
Design How-To  
3/21/2013   1 comment
Solar photovoltaic demand from the Middle East and Africa region is expected to represent 1 gigawatt this year, up 625 percent from 136 megawatts in 2012, according to market watcher NPD Solarbuzz LLC.
Suntech unit files for bankruptcy
Design How-To  
3/21/2013   1 comment
Suntech Power Holdings said eight Chinese banks called for a restructuring of its main operating subsidiary under a court insolvency process.
TDK Corp. launched the TDK-Lambda RFE1600 Series
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3/20/2013   Post a comment
TDK is offering a 1600W single-output AC-DC power supply in a low profile package for stand alone or distributed power architectures.
Creating solutions for health through technology innovation
Design How-To  
3/20/2013   4 comments
The medical industry has a huge potential as a market for technology. TI shows how some of its technologies are serving the industry.
Solar energy powers South African economy
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3/19/2013   Post a comment
The solar energy market in South Africa has ramped up a gear, with a number of projects emerging from the country in recent months.
Automotive Ethernet: Evolution in the fast lane
Design How-To  
3/18/2013   4 comments
NXP engineers discuss new network topologies and components and describe an evolutionary path of Ethernet into automotive applications.
Managing power in capacitive touch sensing applications, Part 1
Design How-To  
3/15/2013   3 comments
In this series of articles, various techniques that enable the design of low-power capacitive touch-sensing systems are discussed.
Improve RF harmonic measurements with a PXI digitizer
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3/15/2013   Post a comment
For RF test and production engineers who need to make optimized and repeatable high-speed harmonic measurements, Aeroflex describes how to improve harmonic measurements using a 13 GHz PXI-based RF digitizer.
Power Tip 57: Design a flyback primary switch snubber
Power Tips  
3/14/2013   1 comment
Here's how to best control the voltage stress on the primary switch in a single-ended flyback converter.
Honda recycles rare earth metals from hybrid car batteries
Design How-To  
3/12/2013   1 comment
Automaker defines process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from nickel-metal hybrid batteries for reimplementation into hybrid vehicles.
Atmel buys IDT's smart metering business
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3/8/2013   Post a comment
Atmel has broaden its smart energy offering with the acquisition of IDT's smart metering IC product lines. Atmel now covers from the analog front-end to the processor and communications stack.
Tests of tin-lead BGA packaging for mil-aero applications
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3/7/2013   Post a comment
Linear Technology claims µModule products with gold-plated land grid array packaging have proven reliability and industry acceptance. Ball grid array versions are now providing an alternative to LGA for particularly harsh environment applications.
New ADD5211 four-string, white LED driver for LCD backlighting
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3/7/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices new boost controller drives an external MOSFET switch for step-up regulation from an input voltage of 4.5 V to 40 V.
Deskew added to Rohde and Schwarz oscilloscope
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3/7/2013   Post a comment
Rohde and Schwarz debuts a new deskew fixture on its R&S RT-ZF20 oscilloscope.
Gate drivers target IGBT and SiC FETs
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3/7/2013   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' gate drivers to help designers of renewable energy applications by preventing the digital controllers from operating too close to the power circuitry.
Car infotainment systems need multi-output power ICs
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3/5/2013   Post a comment
Engineers from Linear Technology outline the need for a multi-output IC that can provide a small solution footprint with a configurable number of moderately powered rails.
Solid state lighting LED driver targets commercial dimming apps
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3/4/2013   Post a comment
iWatt Inc announced it has introduced a digital AC/DC LED driver platform, and the first device is a two-stage, Flickerless LED driver with output power up to 45W.
London Calling: Forget wireless charging
3/1/2013   36 comments
Wireless charging; a solution looking for a problem? Or as natural as the change from wired to wireless communication? I am inclined to say forget it. Do the right thing and use a wired charger for reasons of ecology.

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