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Intersil rolls AEC-Q100 qualified dual synchronous step-down DC/DC regulator
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7/29/2011   Post a comment
Device targets secondary power automotive applications such as infotainment, camera, and systems modules.
Silicon Laboratories' Si86xx digital isolators
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7/28/2011   1 comment
These new six-channel 5 kV digital isolators from Silicon Labs can replace optocouplers in industrial automation and drives, motor control and medical systems.
Datasheets.com: Finding the right part just got easier
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7/28/2011   24 comments
With the launch of Datasheets.com, EDN and UBM Electronics provide engineers access to over 185 million parts, with features such as comparison, parametric search, search save, and alerts.
Infineon profits as car woes no-show
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7/28/2011   Post a comment
Expected problems in the automotive supply chain failed to materialize for Infineon Technologies AG in the second quarter and helped the German chip maker turn in higher than expected sales and profits.
Composite supersets tame wiring harness engineering complexity
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7/28/2011   Post a comment
With many electrical options and physical variants in today's cars, potential configurations for a single platform may number in the millions. Thus the electrical distribution system harness is at the heart of the automotive complexity challenge.
Integrated radar front end trims system cost and size
Design How-To  
7/26/2011   5 comments
Integrated automotive chip allows multiple applications in an efficient package—while on-chip signal conditioning and data capture let design engineers program settings for different driving conditions.
USB port power controller ICs tackle pesky charging issues
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7/26/2011   Post a comment
SMSC's programmable USC100x trio emulate chargers; optimaize, manage charing under complex scenarios
Flow batteries: EVs fuel up on electrons at the 'gas pump'
Design How-To  
7/25/2011   9 comments
Batteries with replaceable fluids may improve electric vehicle energy density.
A Volt for a week
Blog  
7/22/2011   16 comments
I have a Chevy Volt to drive for a week. If you have any questions on the car or its operation, post them here and I'll try and answer them.
Chevy Volt relies on adroit suppliers
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7/21/2011   Post a comment
What does it take to bring the Chevy Volt to market? Suppliers of advanced technology that can deliver on time—and on budget.
MediaTek goes to startup for wireless charging
News & Analysis  
7/20/2011   5 comments
Fabless communications chip company MediaTek Inc. has entered into technology transfer and licensing agreement with WiTricity Corp., a spin off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on wireless charging.
Car battery in a bottle aims to obsolete gasoline
Special Report  
7/19/2011   32 comments
New technologies aim to turn electrons into a pumpable fuel that can be manufactured domestically and distributed using existing "gas station" infrastructure.
Designing Wireless Foot Switches for Medical Devices
Design How-To  
7/17/2011   2 comments
Wireless foot switches, used in many medical applications, require designers to adhere to a checklist of criteria to be effective and reliable
Silicon holds the key to longer battery life - Part Two
Design How-To  
7/14/2011   1 comment
How silicon can be used in place of carbon for battery anodes to boost the lifetime performance of the next-generation of Li-ion batteries
Schurter FMER SOL DC filter
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7/13/2011   Post a comment
Schurter has introduced a new standard DC filter series FMER SOL suited for use on the DC side of the inverter in photovoltaic systems.
Power Tip 37: Trade AC-line range for input-capacitor ripple current
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7/12/2011   Post a comment
Understand the relationship between these two critical parameters
PlotWatt wins GE Ecomagination Challenge with personalized smart meter data analysis
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7/10/2011   Post a comment
The PlotWatt residential product's algorithms analyze smart meter data for individuals in real-time to figure out appliance-level energy cost without monitoring the individual appliances.
PXI/MOST interface ensures end-of-line test quality
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7/8/2011   Post a comment
Detailed compliance testing eliminates faults and ensures performance of different MOST interfaces in the same network.
Sicily 'fab' PV plant is its own first customer
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7/8/2011   2 comments
A building in Catania, Sicily, that was originally constructed by STMicroelectronics to be a 300-mm wafer fab, has been inaugurated as a manufacturing site for photovoltaic panels. And the plant is going to be its own first customer with plans to site a 1-megawatt solar energy farm on the roof of the building that was formerly known as M6.
Efficiency of half-bridge vs. inverter DC/DC power topologies (Part 2 of 2)
Design How-To  
7/8/2011   2 comments
Understand how efficiency is partially determined by the supply topology
Sterilization methods and impact on electronics in medical devices
Design How-To  
7/8/2011   3 comments
Understand the different methods of achieving this important objective, and their key attributes
Wireless automotive audio uses minimum power, bandwidth
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7/8/2011   Post a comment
ISM-band technology offers EMI immunity while providing lossless audio.
Engineering a DIY EV!
Design How-To  
7/8/2011   7 comments
Ever think about building your own electric car? Well, here's one engineer who did!
ARM invests in smart grid startup
News & Analysis  
7/7/2011   4 comments
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc and Moonray Investors have participated in a $7 million Series A round of funding in digital power control startup Amantys Ltd.
iWatt driver powers 32 strings of LEDs for TVs
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7/6/2011   Post a comment
iWatt, Inc., has expanded its family of dc/dc LED backlight drivers with its iW7032 which can power up to 32 parallel strings of LEDs.
XP Power JCM20 and JTK20 series DC-DC converters
Product News  
7/6/2011   1 comment
XP Power has added to its range of low power metal cased DC-DC converters with the launch of the 20 Watt JCM20 and JTK20 series.
Power and controlling high brightness LEDs
Design How-To  
7/4/2011   Post a comment
This application guide provides extensive information on various ways to power and control high brightness LEDs.
Efficiency of half-bridge vs. inverter DC/DC power topologies (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
7/3/2011   8 comments
Understand how efficiency is partially determined by the supply topology
Wafer maker joins GaN-on-Si research
Research  
7/1/2011   2 comments
Wafer maker Siltronic AG has joined a research program organized by IMEC to develop gallium-nitride-on-silicon wafers.
Corporate R&D: when failure is indeed an option
Blog  
7/1/2011   10 comments
As times and imperatives have changed, so has the lab model


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