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National Semi enters photovoltaic market
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Customer field trials begin for SolarMagic technology, which is designed to extract significantly more energy from solar panels in variable light conditions.
Ambient light photo sensor extends battery life in portable devices
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced a miniature surface-mount ambient light photo sensor for controlling display backlighting in a wide range of portable electronic devices.
Wanted: Battery powered votes
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
US presidential candidate John McCain put batteries squarely in the spotlight last week when he pledged a $300m reward for the development of a better battery-powered car.
Photovoltaic technology maximizes solar cell efficiency
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6/30/2008   1 comment
National Semiconductors SolarMagic technology enables solar technology to extract significantly more energy in variable light conditions.
Timing devices extend battery life for ultra-mobile PCs
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
IDT has introduced a family of ultra-low-power timing devices that extends battery life and wireless signal range for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), while improving bandwidth.
Are IC thermal problems hot air, question panelists
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
At the Design Automation Conference mid-June in Anaheim, California, an educational panel addressed the thermal issue in integrated circuit (IC) design. Two key questions were raised: When will this issue be emerging as a crucial concern if at all? What are the solutions to solve this potential crisis?
TTi : DC electronic load suits battery testing
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
TTi has updated the LD300 low-cost electronic load to improve its performance at high currents.
APEC reminder: Call for Papers
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6/28/2008   Post a comment
Deadline is July 19; presenters informed of acceptance on October 3.
Current sense resistor beefs up load-life stability
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has introduced a new high-precision Bulk Metal surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor that features an improved load-life stability.
Tip of the Week---Simple power supply for FPGAs, Part 2
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
DC/DC IC building-block systems such as Linear Technology's microModules are a good solution for simple and compact low-voltage, high-current power supply applications. In this concluding part, we discuss chip and board layout and thermal performance.
4A multi-cell, multi-chemistry battery charger controller
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTC4009, a fast-charge 4A capable, high efficiency switch-mode battery charger controller for multiple battery chemistries which minimizes power dissipation without compromising board space.
40V buck converter for power LEDs
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Prema Semiconductor presents the LED driver PR4101 designed to meet the requirements for a new generation of high-power LEDs. The inductive converter drives single or multiple LEDs with currents from 100mA up to several amps, depending on the configuration of external components, from a supply voltage of 9V up to 40V.
Safe bet: tire pressure sensors
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
One of Portelligent's analysts had the presence of mind to gather up the damaged tire pressure monitor (TPM) from his Toyota during a recent service center visit.
E-One Moli Energy unveils high-power Li-ion batteries
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
E-One Moli Energy (Molicel) has unveiled its new generation of high-power lithium-ion batteries at the 14th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB 2008) in Tianjin, China.
Multi-cell battery charger controller supports multiple chemistries
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a fast-charge, 4-A capable, high-efficiency switchmode battery charger controller for multiple battery chemistries.
Using auto-zero comparator techniques to improve PWM performance (Part 2 of 2)
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The pulse-width modulator in a power supply will benefit greatly from a comparator function which has auto-zeroing performance
Dell first to achieve 80 PLUS Gold energy efficiency
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Dell is the first company in the industry to achieve 80 PLUS Gold certification for a server power supply, ahead of schedule to meet Energy Star 5.0.
Power resistors deliver wide resistance range in TO-263 package
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released a 35-W thickfilm power resistor featuring a compact TO-263 package (D2PAK) and a wide range of resistance values.
SVTC launches solar R&D center in Silicon Valley
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Expanding its wings in new markets, R&D foundry upstart SVTC Technologies Inc. has launched a solar-cell development center in Silicon Valley.
Class-D audio amplifier driver features 200V bridge supply voltage
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Supertex's high speed, N-channel, full-bridge power MOSFET driver for use in Class-D audio amplifiers provides a broad range of output voltage from 12V to 200V, has ±5ns dead time matching and rise or fall times of less than 30ns with a typical 1nF load.
NEMA sees continuing decline in North America electrical power business
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
NEMA sees continued slippage in June for index of electrical power equipnment manufacturing conditions.
Hardware-in-the-loop simulators drive BMW Hydrogen 7 engine control development
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Integrated software/hardware HIL testing environment facilitates "hybrid" vehicle design for performance and virtually zero emissions.
36V buck LED driver powers 500mA LEDs
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Designed to operate as a constant current LED driver, Linear Technology's 36V step-down DC/DC converter has an internal 36V, 900mA switch that enables it to drive up to six 500mA white LED in a single string from a 36V input for industrial and LED signage applications.
Vishay : Power MOSFET combines low profile with low on-resistannce
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
The Si8445DB, a 20-V p-channel TrenchFET power MOSFET in a MICRO FOOT chipscale package features a small footprint of 1.2 x 1.0 mm and on-resistance ratings down to 1.2 V.
Automotive industry is hostile to innovation, study says
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
The automotive industry — at least in Germany — is more reluctant to innovations than other industries. This is the core statement of a study from technology consulting company Invensity GmbH (Wiesbaden, Germany).
Switch mode USB power manager maximizes battery run time
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
The latest addition to a family of compact next-generation, multi-function power management solutions for Li-Ion/Polymer battery applications has been released by Linear Technology Corp.
Highly integrated switch mode USB power manager
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3567, the latest in a family of multi-function power management solutions for Li-Ion/Polymer battery applications.
India embraces clean technology
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6/24/2008   2 comments
A clean technology special interest group has been formed here to encourage entrepreneurs in India and create an ecosystem of scientists, engineers, investors and social entrepreneurs.
Single supply LDOs tout low input voltages of 1.65V
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Micrel's MIC6910x/15x/30x series of low voltage linear regulators features single supply operation from 5.5V down to as low as 1.65V with ±1 percent initial output accuracy.
BVM : Low power SBCs simplify cooling requirements
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
BVM introduces new versions of the LV-679 and the LS-372 single board computers, both based on a low power Core 2 Duo BGA CPU.
Buck converter meets high-power LED demands
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
A LED driver designed to meet the requirements for the new generation of high-power LEDs has been introduced by PREMA Semiconductor GmbH.
150mA supercapacitor charger features auto cell balancing
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Designed to address high peak power and battery backup needs in portable applications, Linear Technology's inductorless programmable supercapacitor charger includes a automatic cell balancing feature that maintains equal voltages on both cells (2.4V/2.65V selectable) without requiring balancing resistors
Vishay releases MICRO FOOT Power MOSFET
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's 20-V P-channel TrenchFET Power MOSFET in MICRO FOOT chip-scale package offers one of the industry's smallest footprint of 1.2 mm x 1.0 mm.
Slideshow: Renewable energy goes mainstream
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
This year's Midwest Renewable Energy Association exhibition in Wisconsin illustrated how soaring energy costs are pushing alternative power and green technology into the mainstream.
Using auto-zero comparator techniques to improve PWM performance (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
6/23/2008   1 comment
The pulse-width modulator in a power supply will benefit greatly from a comparator function which has auto-zeroing performance
TI rolls out new power management chips
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
TI's is offering a current mode controller and a pair of LDOs that are aimed at simplifying power management design.
Next-generation RF chip added to ZigBee PiP line
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Freescale's next-generation device in its single-chip ZigBee Platform-in-Package (PiP) family integrates the essential components of an IEEE 802.15.4 based application within a single package, requiring designers to add only an antenna and crystal.
Happy Birthday Baby
Power Management DesignLine Blog  
6/23/2008   Post a comment
The forerunner of the modern computer was born in a lab in the University of Manchester sixty years ago.
picoPower tinyAVR MCUs target battery-based applications
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Atmel is offering two new low power 32-pin tinyAVR microcontrollers (MCUs), the ATtiny48 and ATtiny88 devices, which have 4- and 8-Kbytes of flash memory, respectively.
Digital DC/DC converter offers high levels of control and power density
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
To boost power density performance Ericsson's BMR453 series of DC/DC converters is using a digital control platform contained within the modules themselves.
OLED lighting follow-on project to get $19 million
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Philips, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Siemens, Novaled and Fraunhofer IPMS have agreed to continue collaborating on the development of OLED lighting technology in a follow-up project to the OLLA Organic LEDs for Lighting Applications (OLLA) project which has just concluded.
Pan-European motor control seminar series
News & Analysis  
6/23/2008   1 comment
Brushless DC Motors (BLDCs) versus Brush DC Motors" is the central discussion point of the motor control seminar series being held by Rutronik. The one-day seminars take place between September and December in seven countries at 15 locations in cooperation with the manufacturers Microchip and Vishay.
OLLA project claims record-breaking OLEDs
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
OLLA, the 20 million euro (about $31 million) Organic LEDs for Lighting Applications (OLLA) project that has been part funded by the European Union since 2004 has come to a conclusion, with claims that it has met and exceeded its goals and produced record-breaking OLED lighting panels. The collaborative research project concluded with an open day in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Infineon opens research center in Austria
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Infineon has inaugurated an automotive semiconductor research center in Villach (Austria). The center merges the activities of hitherto spatially scattered engineers and scientists. It is well possible that this could be Infineon's last major R&D investment in Austria for some time.
Europe launches $10 million OLED manufacturing project
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
CombOLED is a European funded research and development project within the 7th Framework Program of collaborative R&D. The goal of CombOLED is to combine new device structures, advantageous manufacturing approaches and less complex materials with the aim to achieve cost-effective OLED-based lighting.
High-frequency power amplifier MOSFETs achieve high efficiency performance
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Europe has introduced the RQA0010 and RQA0014 high-frequency power MOSFETs that achieve the industry's highest efficiency class and the high reliability of ESD immunity level 4.
9-amp converter touts new power-density benchmark
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Enpirion's EN5395QI 9-amp DC/DC converter for low-power processor applications delivers more than 11 watts per square centimeter (76 watts per square inch) in a package measuring just 10-by-12-by-1.85 mm.
MLF-packaged small-load switches extend battery life in portables
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6/22/2008   Post a comment
Micrel has launched the MIC94040/1/2/3, a family of high side load switches featuring its MLF packaging technology that extends battery life by reducing the on-resistance (RDSON) of the devices down to 28mohm.
Step-up DC-DC converters provide high efficiency, fast transient response
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6/22/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's single-channel, step-up DC-DC converters with an integrated FET are designed on its proprietary BiCMOS process, providing high current density, increased voltage capacity, and improved efficiency for advanced LCD applications.
"Quad A" battery is a tickler
Power DesignLine Blog  
6/21/2008   Post a comment
What's the future hold for the AAAA battery? It'll become more available but, to the critical eye, its technical justification is not yet clear.
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