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Renesas rolls dual-type power MOSFET
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Designed to make DC/DC converters more efficient for laptop PCs and communication devices, Renesas' latest power MOSFET boasts a chip mounting area that is half the size of existing dual-package power MOSFET configurations.
DC/DC converters target rugged military, avionics applications
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Suitable for military and avionic platforms with a nominal 28 VDC input, the 15W and 30W COTS units from XP Power are available with either ±12VDC or ±15VDC outputs.
MIT claims 24/7 solar power
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7/31/2008   3 comments
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have combined a liquid catalyst with photovoltaic cells to achieve what they claim is a solar energy system that could generate electricity around the clock.
Eighth-brick isolated DC/DC converters deliver 100W at 75°C
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
FDK has expanded its Sensei Series of isolated DC-DC converters that are targeted at Intermediate Bus Architecture and Distributed Power Architecture in telecommunications, WiMAX, data processing, computing, and storage applications.
World Bank unit funds Russian polysilicon giant
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
International Finance Corp., a member of the World Bank Group, has made a $50 million equity investment along with a $25 million loan to Russian polysilicon producer Nitol Solar.
Solar group slams Congress over failed tax credit bill
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
The Solar Energy Industries Association slammed the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a critical solar bill that would extend an investment tax credit.
Solar-cell startup obtains funding
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Solar-cell startup Cyrium Technologies Inc. has closed its Series B round of funding for a total of $15 million.
XP Energy : Industrial power systems suit high reliability applications
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
A range of dc to ac inverters and frequency converters from XP Energy are housed in 3U or 6U high 19in subracks and can be supplied for either rack mounting or wall mounting.
Linear Technology : Low noise boost converters feature output disconnect
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
LT3495/-1 low noise boost converters feature integrated power switches, Schottky diodes and output disconnect circuitry.
5W AC-DC converter touts high I/O isolation
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Aimtec has released the AMEL5-MAZ series of AC-DC switching power supplies that deliver high I/O isolation of 4000VAC within a wide industrial operating temperature range of -40°C to +80°C.
Power management ICs combine two step-down converters with LDO
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has introduced two power management ICs (PMICs) that extend battery life in portable applications by delivering low noise power at high efficiency.
Phihong develops efficiency level IV 18W universal adapter
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Phihong USA has developed an 18W, 3-wire input 48VDC output adapter that meets California's CEC regulation, as well as the federal government's Energy Independence and Security Act that went into effect on July 1.
Software tools make automotive control-system design engineers 'greener' and faster: Part 1 - Optimizing internal combustion
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Design packages allow faster innovation and more effective results.
E-cars driving out of the niche, researcher says
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
In the face of shrinking fossil fuels reserves, alternative automotive drive technologies gain importance. This trend is the major force to establish electrically driven cars as mainstream products, believes market researcher Frost & Sullivan.
Texas Instruments : Power over Ethernet controller optimizes sub-13-W designs
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
The TPS23753, a 13-W PoE powered device controller with onboard dc/dc converter is specifically designed to meet the needs of IEEE 802.3af-compliant applications.
Reduce EMI in Class D Audio Applications
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7/30/2008   1 comment
Class D amplifiers are the audio amplifier of choice for portable and power sensitive applications. Improvements to audio quality and EMI performance, have simplified designing with Class D amplifiers. Here is how to achieve shorter design cycles, lower system size and cost, and longer battery life in portables.
Matsushita absorbs battery, IT units
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
In an apparent move to cut costs, Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has reeled in two subsidiaries.
Basics of the Electric Servomotor and Drive - Part 2: Permanent-Magnet Brush Motors
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7/29/2008   1 comment
Learn more about the electrical and mechanical characteristics of permanent-magnet brush motors, as well as methods used in their control and their strengths and weaknesses in Part 2 of an excerpt from the book "Control System Design Guide."
Calculate your individual ecological footprint
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
EBV has launched the ecological footprint calculator Now, users can calculate their own annual greenhouse gas emissions (their ecological footprint) by entering details of their household and travel activities.
Intel invests in solar materials supplier
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Materials supplier Voltaix Inc. said that it has received $12.5 million in financing from Intel Capital, the investment arm of Intel Corp.
TTi : Space-saving power supplies use less energy
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
The PL series from TTi is a range of linear regulated laboratory power supplies with a very small bench footprint.
Tadiran : Lithium batteries have a wide operating temperature range
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
SL-560 type 3.6-V high temperature AA size lithium batteries from Tadiran are specified for a temperature range of –55 to +130 °C, with possible extensions to –80 °C and to +150 °C.
Board speeds BLDC motor development
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
TB6588FG platform speeds design of sensorless drives for three-phase motors for automotive, industrial, and home appliance applications up to 60 watts.
Ultra-low-power comparators save space in portable apps
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX9060-MAX9065 comparators offer ultra-low power consumption and low-voltage operation in an ultra-small package.
3W DC-DC converters provide high I/O isolation
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Aimtec has added a 3W line of single and dual output DC/DC converters to its low output power AMxG-Z family, which is housed in a compact SIP8 package for easy scalability.
40A DC/DC converter achieves over 90% efficiency level
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Murata Power's UCE series of eighth-brick DC/DC converters is available with fixed output voltages from 1.5V to 12V, output current to 40A and output power up to 100W.
Boost converters maximize battery run time, minimize external circuitry
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3495 and LT3495-1 low-noise boost converters with integrated power switches, Schottky diodes and output disconnect circuitry.
Low input voltage PoL converters deliver up to 30A
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
FDK has expanded its Senpai Series of non-isolated PoL converters with eight products that are offered in industry-standard footprints and operate from a 2.4V to 5.5V DC input bus.
AC-DC power conversion chips housed in low-profile package
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Power Integrations is housing its TOPSwitch-HX family of offline switcher ICs in a low-profile IC power package that enables extremely compact and lightweight notebook adapters.
30W DC/DC converter delivers low-profile footprint
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
TRACOPOWER is offering a 30W DC/DC converter module series that feature a miniature 1 x 2 inch footprint; ultra-wide 4:1 input ranges of 9 to 36 or 18 to 75 VDC; and single, dual and triple output models with voltages ranging from 1.5 to 15 VDC.
Controller for VR11.1 processors touts automatic phase-dropping and fast response
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
PX3560 chip for VR11.1-based processors maintains high efficiency across entire load range, ensures fast active transient response (ATR) with a minimum of external components.
International Rectifier : MOSFET chipset is aimed at POL converter designs
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced a 25 V synchronous buck converter DirectFET MOSFET chipset for point-of-load (POL) converter designs.
Portable medical apps challenge low-power quest
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
The demands for extended battery life, sufficient computational capability and a flexible man-machine interface (MMI) require the use of a DSP subsystem that is high-performance (both in terms of computation and signal conversion capabilities), ultra-low-power and flexible.
Dynamic power management techniques for multimedia processors
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7/27/2008   Post a comment
Here are the concepts behind active and static power management techniques, how we save power with them, and a discussion of the power-management devices and power ICs that help multimedia processors reap the full benefits.
Nanotech research quest brings Russians to U.S.
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Executives from the the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (Rusnanotech) have concluded their first U.S. visit this week to four nanotech centers.
The Great Zero Energy Media Wall of China
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
The GreenPix - Zero Energy Media Wall " aims to spotlight what the future holds for LED display and photovoltaic technologies.
Power distribution units monitor power load in real time
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Raritan has introduced metered power distribution units (PDUs) for managing power in data center racks.
New version of Powerlink stack
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
The current version 1.04.05 of the Powerlink stack from IXXAT conforms to the latest Powerlink specification DS 1.0.0.
Darnell: DoE too pessimistic about LED lighting
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Says the U.S. Department of Energy underestimates the near-term growth of light-emitting diodes for lighting, among other issues.
25W AC/DC power supply fits into tiny space
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Starting at only 3.0 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches for the PCB mount version, XP Power's ECL25 series of single output, ultra compact AC/DC power supplies suits low power, low cost applications where board or chassis space is limited.
Absopulse : Industrial power supply delivers 5 kW in rugged environments
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics’ HBC 5KC series ac/dc power supply utilizes a field-proven topology to deliver 5-kW output power from a compact 291 x 57 x 457 mm vented enclosure.
UK MoD awards Saft two primary lithium battery contracts
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Saft two contracts worth £2.75 million in total to supply lithium-sulphur dioxide (Li-SO2) batteries.
NXP GreenChip PC chipset achieves 80 PLUS Gold Standard
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
NXP's energy-efficient GreenChip PC chipset has achieved 80 PLUS Gold certification for a reference design, as set by Ecos Consulting and the 80 PLUS Program.
PoE controller optimizes sub-13 watt designs
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Device supports lower input voltage operation and smaller solution size for local power supplies.
D/A converters integrate a low-drift reference in an 8-lead TSOT-23 package
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Linear has introduced the LTC2631, a family of pin- and software-compatible 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit D/A converters in a tiny TSOT-23 package, making it the smallest I²C D/A converter family with an internal reference on the market today.
Welsh solar cell maker receives investment boost
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Solar cell manufacturer G24 Innovations (G24i) has received a second major tranche of funding following a $30 million investment by the new Luxembourg-based renewable and alternative energy fund, 4RAE.
Ricoh : Step down converter has fast transient response
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Ricoh announces the RP500 step down dc/dc converter in regular and ultra tiny WLCSP package. The package occupies around 1 mm2 and terminal pins are replaced by tiny solder balls underneath the chip.
Medical power supply offers adjustable output voltages
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Protek Power North America has introduced the PM450 series of 450-watt, medical-grade power supplies that comply with worldwide EN60101-1 medical safety standards.
Basics of the Electric Servomotor and Drive - Part 1: Basic Magnetics and Motor Control Overview
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7/22/2008   1 comment
Brush up on control system design with a review of basic magnetics, the motor control system elements, and electric servomotors in Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Control System Design Guide."
Half-bridge MOSFET drivers housed in thermally enhanced SOP
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
These 125V high-speed, half-bridge MOSFET drivers come in a thermally enhanced, 8-pin SO package that can handle up to 1.9W power dissipation at +70°C ambient temperature.
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