Powering DDR memory and SSTL logic
Design How-To 5/24/2011 15 comments
While DDR memory is very popular for meeting modern electronics demand for large amounts of high-speed memory in a small form-factor, providing power to DDR memory can pose some difficulties.
Nextreme harvester to power turbine WSN
News & Analysis 5/19/2011 2 comments
Nextreme Thermal Solutions Inc., a maker of thermal management products, has teamed up with Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc. to develop a thermal energy harvesting system for a wireless sensor network. In particular the WSN is designed to monitor the health of bearings in turbine engines.
60V PowerTrench MOSFET minimizes conduction and switching losses
Product News 5/16/2011 Post a comment
The FDMS86500L N-Channel, PowerTrench MOSFET from Fairchild Semiconductor is designed specifically to minimize conduction loss, switch node ringing, and to improve the overall efficiency of DC-DC converters in power supplies, motor control, hot swap, and load switch operations, as well as secondary synchronous rectification for servers.
NXP: No-big-chip-in-the-middle strategy
Blog 5/11/2011 16 comments
Mike Noonen, NXP's senior vice president for global marketing and sales, describes his company's strategy as "no big chip in the middle"--a handset or media tablet without that big fat SoC hogging all the real estate.
Ixys to use GM wafer fab for foundry
News & Analysis 5/5/2011 1 comment
Ixys Corp. has agreed to establish a "large-scale" power semiconductor fabrication base for General Motors Components Holdings (GMCH) using foundry services from GM's Kokomo wafer fab, Ixys said Thursday (May 5).