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Maxim beats revenue target
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products posted net revenue of $339.7 million for its fiscal third quarter ended March 28, besting company guidance for the term.
Dual 20-V p-channel TrenchFET Gen III power MOSFET lowers on-resistance and saves power
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., has introduced a new with the lowest on-resistance ever achieved for a dual p-channel device in the thermally enhanced PowerPAK SC-70 2-mm by 2-mm footprint area.
Dialog Semi to surf the Atom wave
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
Chip vendor Dialog Semiconductor taps the market momentum of Intel's Atom microprocessor by offering a power management device tailored for the Atom. The device helps designers to significantly reduce board space and costs, the company says.
Diodes : MOSFET packages save space and raise charger performance
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
Diodes has introduced dual device combinations in thermally efficient ultra small DFN packaging for charging and switching applications in portable devices.
InvenSense spins first pitch-and-yaw MEMS gyro
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
What is claimed as the first pitch-and-yaw MEMS gyroscope is said to be able to sense the two axes used by remote controls and baton-shaped game controllers, creating a new category of 3-D motion sensor.
Dialog Semi : Power management ICs optimize Intel Atom processors
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor has announced a family of power management ICs (PMICs) designed to optimise the power efficiency of applications using the Intel Atom processor Z5xx series which is being broadly adopted today.
The worst is over - maybe, Infineon's Bauer says
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
If one believes Infineon's top executive Peter Bauer, the market is about to recover from its ugly low in the first quarter. The recovery, if any, however takes place more in the sentiment than in real figures.
Freescale : 16-bit digital signal controllers suit power-sensitive applications
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
Freescale has introduced a family of digital signal controllers (DSCs) that provide energy-efficient motor control at competitive price points.
Latest Freescale digital signal controllers look to reduce power involved with motor control
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
The MC56F8006 DSCs combine the functionality of a microcontroller (MCU) and the processing power of a digital signal processor (DSP) with a flexible set of peripherals to create a versatile embedded control solution.
Logic level Trench MOSFETs deliver new level of benchmark efficiency
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
A new range of logic level gate drive trench HEXFET power MOSFETs has been introduced by International Rectifier which features benchmark on-state resistance (RDS(on)) and a high package current rating for high power DC motors and power tools, industrial batteries and power supply applications.
AnalogicTech's reveals first Class D Audio Amplifier
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated has introduced the company's first Class D audio amplifier which builds on the company's experience building power management ICs for portable applications.
Dual, quick-PWM step-down controller targets notebook power supplies
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX17031, a dual, Quick-PWM step-down controller with synchronous rectification specifically intended for generating 5 V/3.3 V supplies in battery-powered systems.
National's SolarMagic power optimizers receive worldwide compliance certifications
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp., has passed rigorous testing and received product safety, emissions and environmental compliance certifications for its SolarMagic power optimizers which are designed to improve the output of solar arrays when affected by real-world conditions such as shade, debris and panel aging.
Current and voltage measurement in and around hybrid and electric vehicles
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4/29/2009   1 comment
HEV and electric drives require an in-car infrastructure that monitors currents, voltages, and battery status. In this context, two technical approaches are competing: Magnetic sensors and shunt modules. The articles compares these alternatives.
ADI samples low-power ADCs for wide variety of applications
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4/29/2009   1 comment
Available in multiple speed grades, ADI's new pin-compatible, low-power, dual-channel ADCs increase channel densities and reduce power consumption in power-sensitive communications, industrial, portable-electronics and instrumentation equipment.
Go, innovate, young man!
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
In 2007 Premier Farnell plc found the perfect formula for grabbing attention when it launched LiveEdge, a competition among engineers for designs that address the energy and environmental conservation fields.
Instrumentation amplifier features low power, small size
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
ADI's AD8235 in-amp enables palm-sized medical devices and activity-monitoring medical products with what the company claims is 50 percent less power consumption than competitive offerings.
Premier Farnell checks out website improvements
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Component distributor Premier Farnell (Leeds, England) managed to reduce abandonment rates across its 42 global websites by 50 percent through the implementation of an Express Checkout capability.
IDT embeds smart power tech into its consumer ICs
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
IDT has introduced Power Smart technology, which will initially be embedded into the company's integrated circuits targeted for consumer applications.
Delta Electronics : Hot swappable fans avoid system shut-down
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Delta Electronics introducea series of hot swappable fans that can be replaced within seconds without turning off the computer system.
A planned approach to maximum efficiency design
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Engineers specifying a power supply for a given application may naturally assume that ensuring a generous output-power margin will deliver benefits such as reduced stress and a longer lifetime. In fact, the opposite is true. For optimum performance, engineers should assess the power requirements of the system accurately, and size the power supply accordingly.
ARPA-Energy launches first research project
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
A new energy research agency has issued its first solicitation to industry for developing new energy technologies and applications.
ESilicon provides design, manufacturing services for series of accelerated audio processors
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC vendor eSilicon Corp. said it provided ASIC design services, custom design flow and manufacturing services to Creative Technology Ltd.'s new PCI-Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Series of accelerated audio processors.
Can Atom-based Symbian OS unleash a raft of new consumer devices?
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Will the Symbian operating system, like competitor Android help spawn a new generation of non-mobile phone consumer devices?
Home Automation the next step in the Green Evolution?
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4/28/2009   4 comments
The average person has been slow in adopting home automation and Allan Yogasingam thinks he knows a way to speed things up. By promoting the environmental benefits (and subsequent cost benefits).
Fairchild : Resonant controller simplifies power design
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild introduces the FAN7621, a resonant controller for power designers of LCD and PDP TVs, servers, game consoles and LED lighting applications.
Schaffner : EMC-EMI filters optimize PV solar inverters
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Schaffner, is raising the performance bar with its new range of EMC/EMI filters for use with photvoltaic (PV) solar energy inverters.
Flat Panel Displays Are Key Focus as Electronics Industry Strives to "Go Green"
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
In this editorial from TAOS Inc., a closer look is taken at the "Going Green" initiative from the point-of-view of the display manufacturer. Particularly, how the right light sensing solutions can improve the energy efficiency of your display.
TDK-Lambda : Quarter bricks suit ATCA equipment
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
TDK-Lambda has expanded its dc-dc converter line-up with the iQG Series, providing high useable power in an industry standard quarter-brick footprint.
Printed batteries market seen powering up
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Sales of printed batteries will reach $200 million by the middle of the next decade, and they will be embedded in devices generating sales of $1.5 billion, according to market research group NanoMarkets (Glen Allen, VA).
Dialog Semi continues upward trend
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Power management chip provider Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim/Teck, Germany) has continued its winning streak over six quarters now. Sales and profit were up, the outlook was cautious optimistic.
Obama to boost federal R&D spending
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4/27/2009   1 comment
President Barack Obama pledged to raise the level of U.S. federal spending on research and development to more than three percent of the country's gross domestic product. He also named Microsoft chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie and Google chief executive Eric Schmidt to his board of advisors on science and technology.
Silicon Line claims low power record for serdes
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
At power-sensitive imaging applications aims Silicon Line GmbH with a serializer-deserializer integrated circuit capable of transferring video signals up to HD1080i format. With a power consumption of 4mW or less, the device is optimized for mobile handsets and the like.
Low-power arena heats up
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
Microchip' NanoWatt XLP EXtreme low-power technology solution takes aim at TI's MSP430.
Magma's Talus supports Common Power Format
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
The Talus IC implementation system from Magma Design Automation Inc. has been enhanced to support the Common Power Format (CPF).
EPA finding could threaten IC production in U.S.
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4/27/2009   2 comments
An EPA finding could endanger semiconductor production in the United States, warned an analyst.
Lattice : Power management IC is a programmable, single chip solution
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor has added the ProcessorPM to its Power Manager II family.
IC current source solves myriad problems, attenuates headaches
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4/27/2009   2 comments
LT3092 two-terminal, easy-to-use device supplants more complex FET and transistor/Zener designs for this common but unglamorous function, and provides superior performance as well.
Compact IC integrates four channels of Class D audio amplifier drivers with PWM modulators
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
A driver IC for high performance Class D Audio applications from 50 W to 150 W including home theater systems and car audio amplifiers has been introduced by International Rectifier.
Conergy to file lawsuit against MEMC contract
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
German solar company Conergy will take legal action regarding a 10-year wafer supply contract with MEMC Electronic Materials, as renegotiation talks have failed, the company said on Monday.
Nujira wins handset design slot for low-power PA
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
Nujira Ltd. (Cambridge, England), an RF engineering startup, has announced that its Coolteq technology for reducing the power consumption of power amplifiers has achieved a design win and purchase agreement with a handset maker.
Danish researchers connect polymer solar cells to the grid
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
Riso DTU,which is the National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark, is claiming to have connected a polymer solar cell plant to the grid for first time in world.
14-Bit 150Msps ADC dissipates less than 150-mW
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4/24/2009   Post a comment
A low-power 14-bit, 150 Msps Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) has been released by Linear Technology Corporation that claims to dissipate 149 mW, which is less than one-third the power of competitive solutions.
Modular architecture for heavy-duty electric vehicles
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4/24/2009   Post a comment
The chief architect of startup Adura Systems Inc. describes Adura's Modular Electronic Scalable Architecture.
New 8-bit microcontrollers with integrated constant high-current drivers from NEC Electronics
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4/24/2009   Post a comment
NEC Electronics introduced a new 8-bit All Flash general-purpose microcontroller (MCU), the PD78F8025, with integrated constant high-current drivers, and 32 kilobytes (KB) of flash memory.
SunPower posts 1st-quarter loss
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4/23/2009   Post a comment
U.S. solar company SunPower Corp reported a quarterly net loss on weak sales as the global credit crisis has choked demand for solar panels.
Trio of precision clock generators offer 30 percent power savings
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4/23/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced three new precision clock generators that have a crystal input, replacing up to four discrete high-frequency crystal oscillators with a single device.
60-V input, low quiescent current step-down controller high ambient temperatures
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4/23/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced the H-grade version of the LTC3824, a 4 V to 60 V input range, low quiescent current step-down DC/DC controller in a small thermally enhanced MSOP-10 package.
Rich nation greenhouse gas emissions rise in 2007
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4/23/2009   Post a comment
Greenhouse gas emissions from industrialised nations rose by nearly one percent in 2007, led by strong gains in the United States, official data showed.
Choosing the right topology
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4/23/2009   Post a comment
Whatever the final application, power supply users want reasonably priced products that are small and efficient, yet have excellent EMC performance. This article explains how the choice of power supply topology can greatly affect these key parameters.
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