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Small adapter powers MPEGs, PDAs, and digital cameras
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6/30/2006   Post a comment
Phihong's PSAA05A linear AC/DC adapter, measuring just 2.59-by-1.55-by-1.07 inches and weighing 3 ounces, delivers 5 watts for MPEG players, PDAs and digital cameras.
Miniature encapsulated AC/DC power modules offer single, dual outputs
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
TRACOPOWER introduces the TMT series of ultra-compact AC/DC power modules offering 15 and 30W models with single- and dual-output voltage configurations.
Enhanced myPower tools accelerate DC/DC reference designs
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier's POWIR+ chipset reference designs, an enhanced expansion to the company's myPOWER collection of on-line design services, simplify and accelerate the design of single-phase synchronous buck converters appropriate to the power level for computing and high-end consumer applications.
How to use supercapacitors to extend alkaline battery life in your portable designs
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
Portable electronics rely on constant battery power but are challenged with the addition of functions. Here's how to increase battery life in your design by using electrochemical double-layer capacitors.
Fuel cell developer raises $16.2 million in London IPO
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
Portable fuel cell technology specialist Protonex Technology Corp. has raised ?£8.8 million ($16.2 million) through a placing on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
Integrated power, cooling architecture with smart power module targets server rooms, data centers
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
American Power Conversion announces a fully assembled InfraStruXure system integrated with a Smart-UPS VT power module, hot-swappable batteries and integrated power distribution.
Smart-UPS with InfraStruXure delivers for small data centers
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - American Power Conversion's first fully assembled InfraStruXure system using UPSes from the company's new Smart-UPS VT family is designed to bring new flexibility to small to medium data center applications in the 20-30 kVA range.
Mini 1 Watt DC/DC converters with 3-kV isolation target industrial apps
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
TI introduces a 1-W, unregulated DC/DC converter in a miniature package provides single voltages and complementary dual-output voltages that are appropriate for industrial applications.
Miniature DC/DCs power 1-W isolated apps
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' DCH01 family of miniature plug-in power modules delivers 1 watt at 5, 12, or 15 volts, or ±5, ±12 or ±15 volts for a variety of isolated-supply applications including data acquisition, motor control, programmable logic control, test and measurement, medical instrumentation and professional audio applications.
UPS fills in 2 kVA gap for computing
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
Filling out the 1 to 3 kVA power space, Emerson Network Power has added a 1920 VA model to its Liebert PSI family of uninterruptible power supplies to serve mid-range computing applications.
Power adapters make the grade for 30-W medical apps
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
Astrodyne's MPU30 series of single-, dual-, and triple-output AC/DC desktop power adapters are approved for 12-30 watt medical applications that include hospital instrumentation, printers, peripherals, and test equipment.
Digital PA developer nets $30 million in C round
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
PulseWave RF, a developer of digital power amplifiers for cellular basestations, formerly known as PropheSi Technologies, has closed a $30 million Series C funding round led by Oak Investment Partners.
Digital signal controller family powers next-generation switch-mode power supplies
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology announces a family of 16-bit digital signal controllers for common, multi-loop switch-mode power supplies (SMPSs) and other power-conversion applications.
Digital power-conversion for the analog engineer
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6/26/2006   1 comment
Designing power supplies often requires that the designer oversize the components to compensate for variation and drift of the components and these same power supplies need tuning after manufacture. Here's an in-depth article telling design engineer how to implement intelligent digital control to resolve these problems.
Project to show direct current can power data centers
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6/23/2006   Post a comment
Researchers at the Dept. of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have teamed with 20 hi-tech companies including Sun Microsystems, Intel, and Cisco to demonstrate using direct current technologies to power data centers and hopefully save billions of dollars a year in the energy costs of operating them.
Match the low dropout linear regulator and its package to the application
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6/22/2006   Post a comment
Understand the LDO issues to make the optimum voltage-regulator and package choice
Input filter ups attenuation, operating temperature characteristics
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6/22/2006   Post a comment
Power-One's F4804A input filter for DC/DC switchmode supplies boasts higher common-mode attenuation, improved elevated-ambient-temperature performance, and a lower-profile package than previous generation products.
Low-power DC/DCs add 5-, 12-volt models
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6/22/2006   Post a comment
C&D Technologies has added 5- and 12-volt input- voltage versions to its low-power NDTS and NDTD series of (isolated) DC/DC converters.
Integrated step-down converter, LDO meet GSM needs
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
AnalogicTech announces a high efficiency, integrated step-down converter, that meets the strict GSM specs while reducing footprint.
Power management collaboration from three key players extends cell phone battery life
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor and ARM announced that Samsung is the first ARM Partner to publicly announce its license of the National Semi PowerWise Advanced Power Controller.
Can SoC switching regulators answer the challenge of their SiP counterparts?
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Extending battery life continues to be the challenge for designers of portables, and using inductor-based switching DC/DC converters is one solution. However, these converters must be integrated to provide the best returns and there are two possible ways to integrate. Here is what you need to know.
Custom supercap orders turn around in 14 days
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies' "Quick-Turn" BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor module program offers shipment within 14 days of an order for custom-configured multi-cell energy storage and power delivery solutions extending to 540 volts.
Tiny dual LDOs aimed at portable and RF applications
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
Micrel offers a dual ultra-low dropout voltage linear regulator providing 70dB power supply ripple rejection targeting portable applications.
Data center online program focuses on critical technologies and best practices
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
American Power Conversion offers a new set of online courses and educational partners for its Data Center University. The vendor-neutral courses focus on the critical technologies and best practices that are relevant to leading-edge, scalable, modular data center infrastructure.
Digital power conversion, power management IC targets PoL
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
Primarion introduces a dual-phase power conversion and power management IC for non-isolated DC/DC converters in telecom, datacom, computing and storage markets.
Varian to deploy wind turbines for electricity
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6/16/2006   Post a comment
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) Renewable Energy Trust has granted Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. $575,000 to design and construct two 1.5 megawatt wind turbines at its world headquarters that could supply the company with up to half of its electricity supply.
Step-up DC-DC converter supplies fixed output for battery powered applications
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems introduces a high efficiency step-up DC-DC converter with a fully integrated synchronous rectifier.
Battery products focus on efficiency and effectiveness
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
DuraComm offers three new products that focus on improving efficiency and effectiveness of users' battery systems.
Remote power monitoring service gets there first
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
MGE UPS SYSTEMS offers a service that automatically monitors customers' MGE 3-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply systems around the clock.
500-watt AC/DC toughs out explosive, COTS environments
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
Lambda's rugged LZSa500-3, delivering 500 watts at a nominal 24 volts, has a wide operating temperature range, compliance with MIL-STD-810 standards for shock and vibration, and can operate in explosive gas atmospheres for chemical processing and COTS environments.
1U bulk switcher delivers 350 watts for dense telecom
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power's Astec NTS Series line of 350-watt bulk AC/DC switching power supplies include new 54-volt output configurations for front-end and distributed power applications.
How to be quiet in desk top power supplies
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6/15/2006   1 comment
The trend in power supplies is toward higher power densities and quieter power supply fans. Here's what you need to know to help you design power supplies that meet your customer's silent needs.
Full-featured front-end delivers 1200 watts for networking
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6/14/2006   Post a comment
SAE Power's PF1200-4801 hot-swap 1U front-end, with extensive I2C-compatible monitoring and control, delivers 1200 watts at 48 volts for networking and storage systems.
Arrow opens power products center
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6/13/2006   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics, Inc. has opened a new Power Supply Value-Added Center as part of Arrow's Logistics and Value-Added Center in Phoenix.
PoE controller claimed as the most complete
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6/13/2006   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories touts its Si3400 as the industry's most highly integrated, IEEE 802.3af compliant, power-over-Ethernet (PoE) controller for powered device (PD) applications.
Reference design boosts AC adapter efficiencies to 88 percent
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6/12/2006   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's fifth GreenPoint reference design, for 60-watt power adapters used for LCD TVs, monitors and notebooks, addresses the often tedious challenges inherent in meeting standby and active mode energy efficiency regulations for a wide range of consumer applications.
300-watt AC/DC fits in 4-by-6 package
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6/12/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Power Solutions' APS300 series of AC/DC products delivers up to 300 watts in a U-frame measuring just 6-by-4-by-1.5 inches.
Powerwave acquires Filtronic's wireless group
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6/12/2006   Post a comment
The bulk of Filtronic plc's wireless infrastructure division has been sold to Powerwave Technologies, Inc. in a deal valued at about $336 million.
How supercaps solve LED flash power issues for high resolution camera phones, Part 2
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6/12/2006   Post a comment
High intensity flash needed for camera phones can exceed a battery's capability but there are solutions that meet the size and power requirements. Part 2 takes a look at a single-cell supercapacitor design.
Reference design for PoE powered devices cuts time-to-market
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6/9/2006   Post a comment
Power Integrations' reference design kit for power-over-Ethernet (PoE) powered devices (PDs) speeds time-to-market.
Step-down converters enable dynamic voltage scaling in portable electronics
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6/9/2006   Post a comment
TI Introduces 2.25-MHz Dual-Output DC/DC Converters with Digital Control for portable devices.
Multi-function device combines 500ma battery charger and 250mA step-down converter
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6/8/2006   Post a comment
AnalogicTech introduces a multi-function SystemPower IC to combine a battery charger and step-down converter in a single package.
Advanced 19-inch rackmount enclosure systems climb to 47U
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6/8/2006   Post a comment
Tripp Lite's variety of new SmartRack Enclosures and Open Frame Rack Systems in heights from 25U to 47U accommodate all standard 19-inch rackmount equipment in an adaptable, heavy-duty cabinet.
Compact 65-W switchers vie for 3-by-5 supply market
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6/7/2006   Post a comment
V-Infinity's single-output open-frame switching supplies, designed to replace those in the industry standard 3-by-5 inch footprint, deliver up to 65 watts from 3.3 to 48 volts for telecom, industrial, and consumer applications.
The need for speed -- the case for 8MHz regulator technology
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6/7/2006   Post a comment
Increasing switching regulator speed is a double-edged sword - it's faster and smaller but it's less efficient. If you're designing a cell phone or other portable device you need to read this article to find out what options you have to stay on the cutting edge.
Battery charger dramatically shrinks recharge time
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6/6/2006   Post a comment
AccelRate say it has passed a key milestone in the development of its high-speed charging for use with advanced lithium batteries. The company says it has safely reduced the lithium-ion battery's charge time from two hours to less than one-half hour.
POLA members to offer interoperable pin-compatible footprints
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6/5/2006   Post a comment
The POLA alliance has agreed to offer pin-compatible plug-in modules based on TI's T2 non-isolated, power modules.
Inductor choice yields performance tradeoffs
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6/5/2006   Post a comment
Many applications specify the inductor value shown in the switching converter's data sheet or evaluation kit, but those values are usually application specific or geared to specific performance criteria. Here's how to evaluate inductors for efficiency, noise, and transient response.
AC/DC switcher packs 212 watts in a 3-by-5 package
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6/5/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Touting a step advance in miniaturization, XP Power's EMA212 draws on a collection of design techniques to deliver what the company claims is the world's smallest 212-watt, single-output AC/DC switching supply.
Neah migrating fuel cell process to 200-mm
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6/2/2006   Post a comment
Micro fuel-cell developer Neah Power Systems announced plans to expand the research and development of its patented porous silicon-based direct methanol fuel cell to include 200-mm wafers. The company's current process primarily uses 100-mm wafers.
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