New LinkSwitch simplifies CV/CC charger designs Product News 5/29/2008 Post a comment Newest generation touts an output accuracy of 5 percent over line and temperature variations, includes line-drop compensation circuitry, and guarantees very low no-load dissipation to easily meet Energy Star 2.0 standards for external power supplies.
Vincotech showcases multipurpose power modules Product News 5/29/2008 Post a comment At the PCIM trade fair in Nuremberg, Vincotech introduced new products. The company which emerged from the former Tyco Electronics Power Systems through a buyout from investment company Gores Group introduced several power modules for solar, motor control and UPS applications.
A model transistor News & Analysis 5/27/2008 Post a comment Researchers working on the EU-funded Robuspic project say they have developed accurate behavioural models that will help semiconductor companies design more efficient power transistors.
PV manufacturing industry pools interests in organization News & Analysis 5/27/2008 Post a comment Companies focusing on production technology for solar silicon ingots, wafers, solar cells and PV modules have joined their forces in launching the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA). The group intends to intensify cooperations and unlock synergies.
Applied and others invest in SunEdison Product News 5/27/2008 Post a comment SunEdison LLC, North America's largest solar energy services provider, has closed $131 million of private equity and $30 million of debt financing from various investors, including Applied Materials Inc.
Allegro : MOSFET pre-driver IC replaces belt-driven actuators Design How-To 5/27/2008 Post a comment Designed around Allegro's latest generation of BCD semiconductor process technology, the A3941 automotive-grade full-bridge MOSFET pre-driver IC includes enhanced features which make it suitable for high-temperature automotive systems and industrial systems using a 24 V battery supply.
Infineon to sell stake amid merger rumors News & Analysis 5/26/2008 Post a comment The rumors continue to fly at Infineon AG. Amid the departure of its top executive, Infineon is looking to sell a 40-to-50 percent stake in the company to KKR. KKR, in turn, would merge Infineon and NXP Semiconductors, according to reports.
Dynamic Voltage Droops & Total Power Integrity Design How-To 5/23/2008 Post a comment This article sheds light on key differences such as voltage droops and noise wave propagation resulting from on-chip load interaction with power network impedance and discusses how total power integrity may be rigorously inspected through rapid analyses and physics-based simulations.
Three-phase 600V IC boosts motor-drive reliability Product News 5/20/2008 Post a comment These rugged 600V three-phase gate driver ICs for motor drive applications feature DC bus sensing and negative voltage spike immunity to protect systems from catastrophic evens seen during high-current switching and short-circuit conditions.
Thermal management in digital and RF designs Design How-To 5/19/2008 Post a comment Increased power density, higher wattage components, and the upward spiral in switching frequencies have become the primary drivers in the search for more efficient and cost effective thermal management. In this article, we shall address some of the industry issues and solutions related to thermal management in digital and RF designs.
DC/DC converter series extends to more than 2000 models Product News 5/19/2008 Post a comment XP Power announced new additions to its I series of low power isolated DC/DC converters, which includes a range of industry-standard mounting options, including SIP, DIP and DIP24 with single and dual outputs, and now with either regulated or unregulated outputs.
Vishay rolls out two high-brightness SMD LED series Product News 5/18/2008 Post a comment Vishay has released two series of high-brightness yellow and red SMD LEDs that are housed in reverse gullwing packaging with 1.9-mm profile and employ AllnGaP technology to provide luminous intensity range from 71mcd to 285mcd with 75-mW power dissipation.
IBM claims major boost in solar cell efficiency News & Analysis 5/16/2008 Post a comment IBM has managed to squeeze 230W of power on to a centimeter square of solar panel using concentrator photovoltaics. The energy was then converted to 70W of usable electric power, the best power efficiency yet achieved, the company claims.
Look for more UPS consolidation News & Analysis 5/16/2008 Post a comment If Emerson were to acquire the Chloride Group, then the top three UPS suppliers would control well over 50 percent of the $7 billion global market, according to IMS Research.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.