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Vishay tender bid unlikely to win, says analyst
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology $23-per-share tender offer to acquire International Rectifier is too low and unlikely to succeed, an analyst said.
Intersil to acquire Kenet
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Intersil Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kenet Inc., a supplier of low-power data converters.
Tall tale: Trees could power wireless networks
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
MIT researchers say that by harnessing the voltage difference between a tree and the ground new ultralow-power sensors can transmit sensor data from almost any tree.
Toshiba demos notebook with super-charge ion battery
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. showed off at Ceatac Japan a new notebook computer and an electric bicycle, both featuring its Super Charge ion battery called SCiB.
Analog front end chips are 70 percent smaller, use 40 percent less power
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
In an effort to drive the new market of handheld ultrasound systems, TI has introduced what it says are the industry's smallest, lowest-power analog front ends.
TTi : DC power supplies are web enabled
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
The PL-P series of high performance dc power supplies from TTi offers a wide range of remote-control interfaces as standard. These include USB for simple PC connection, RS-232 for legacy applications and Ethernet for single PC or LAN based system applications.
Vicor : Power modules target redundant power architectures
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Vicor announces the Cool-ORing family of full-function Active ORing solutions (PI2121, PI2122, PI2123, PI2125) and discrete Active ORing controllers (PI2001, PI2002, PI2003).
Next-generation DrMOS delivers 92 percent efficiency in industry's smallest package
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild touts its next-generation family of DrMOS devices---the XS DrMOS series---as the industry's first high-performance 6-by-6 mm DrMOS solution for synchronous DC/DC buck regulators.
Sanyo to build new solar ingot and wafer production plant in Oregon
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
To meet increasing demand in the solar photovoltaic market, Sanyo North America Corp. has announced plans to build a new plant in Salem, Oregon, to manufacture silicon ingot and solar wafers.
Fotowatio buys four solar plants
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Fotowatio, one of Spain's largest solar companies, has acquired four solar photovoltaic power plants that produce 32 megawatts (MW) of energy in Murcia, Spain.
Power switch family protects USB ports in consumer, computing applications
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Diodes has introduced a family of 12 USB power switches, providing a cost effective and small form fit for USB ports in a wide range of consumer and computing applications.
1340W modular power supply debuts in 1U height
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Excelsys Technologies' has introduced the XCE 1450W modular power supply that measures 10.55 x 5.00 x 1.59-in. and offers 1340W continuous/1450W peak power with efficiencies up to 90%.
Surface mount gate drive transformer is highly resistant to EMI
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
With a small surface mount package featuring rugged housing materials that are highly resistant to the effects of EMI, the SM580 gate drive transformer from Datatronic Distribution Inc. provides efficient pulse control in gate drive circuits used in MOSFETs and IGBTs for switch mode power supplies and other electronic equipment.
Buck-boost LED driver offers wide input voltage range
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Designed to drive high current LEDs, Linear Technology's 100V, high-side current sense DC/DC converter features a 6V to 100V input voltage range that makes it well-suited for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting.
What power development would you invest in?
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
The pressure keeps building on power management engineers to produce a breakthrough in energy efficiency performance that will sweep the market forward. But are there any real contenders out there that will have a major impact in the future?
PoE-PD takes on 40-watt applications
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
NCP1081 is designed for anticipated high-power applications meeting IEEE 802.3at Draft 3; NCP1083 will soon arrive to add auxiliary supply support
Bluetooth headset turns to SUN and goes green
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Last year, I purchased a hands-free Bluetooth car kit as a Christmas gift for a family member who, as a sales rep, spends significant time talking in her car. Worried for her safety as she drives with one hand on the wheel and the other around a cell phone, I initially felt a sense of pride as she unwrapped a gift that demonstrated concern for her well-being. Sometimes, however, a buzz can be short-lived. After a quick explanation of what the gift was, I could see a bit of uneasiness creep in as
Digital multiphase controllers push power efficiency
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Given rapidly rising energy costs, it's hardly surprising that power efficiency has become a leading differentiator for designers of high-performance servers and desktop systems. But managing power to the current generation of low-voltage, high-frequency processors poses a number of new challenges.
Solar will burn you if you don't turn it on
Power DesignLine Blog  
9/28/2008   2 comments
Initiate a strong national effort right now for alternative energy, notably solar, that outdoes what Europe can do, and we might well reclaim our economic status.
LED lamp lowers power consumption by 85%
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
The 120MBLS-X-CX wide-angle LED from DDP operates up to a maximum of 130 Vac, while drawing less than 8 mA, which translates into 85% lower power consumption than a standard 120V mini bayonet (MB) incandescent light bulb.
Teranetics delivers energy-efficiency 10GBASE-T solution
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Teranetics Inc. has announced that its TN2022 dual-port PHY now includes support of National Semiconductor Corp.'s energy-efficient PowerWise adaptive voltage scaling (AVS) technology to reduce per-port power in 10GBASE-T implementations.
Confluence Solar raises funding to develop more efficient solar technology
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Confluence Solar, a manufacturer of high-quality single crystal silicon for the solar photovoltaic industry, has raised $12.7 million in capital to open a new facility in Hazelwood, Missouri, which will develop its HiCz single crystal silicon product.
Fraunhofer ISE achieves new European record for solar cell efficiency
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany have claimed a European efficiency record of 39.7% for a III-V semiconductor multi-junction solar cell.
Runtime and capacity dominate thinking in a battery market that's still learning chemistry
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
At the same time, the typical system designer's overall preferences, priorities, and knowledge may still not be what you think
LDOs are in industry's smallest package
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Devices, optimized for noise-sensitive portable applications, are 0.86-by-0.86 mm chip-scale sized
Saft to supply Li-ion batteries for Russian commercial GEO satellites
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Russia's largest commercial satellite company, JSC ISS, has placed a multi million euro order with Saft to supply lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery systems to power GEO (geostationary earth orbit) commercial satellites based on the Express-1000H platform.
RF Micro to supply Samsung 3G handsets
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices will supply components on more than 10 upcoming 3G handsets made by South Korea's Samsung Electronics.
Verify USB port's supply voltage before use
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9/25/2008   1 comment
This one-IC circuit can save you from damaging peripherals when you plug into unverified USB ports
Bright prospects seen for OLED lighting
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
The OLED lighting market will reach almost $4.5 billion by 2013 according to market research group NanoMarkets (Glen Allen, VA.).
Group forms solar concentrator consortium
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
A group of companies have formally announced the establishment of a solar concentrator photovoltaic industry organization.
Analog Devices unveils eight high-speed, low-power data converters for wireless infrastructure
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
To help communications equipment manufacturers design more energy-efficient products Analog Devices has introduced eight new TxDAC transmit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that address power- and space-sensitive wireless infrastructure applications.
Power MOSFET/Schottky diode combo features double-sided cooling
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Delivering increased efficiency for high-current and high-frequency applications, Vishay introduces the SkyFET SiE726DF device, which it says is the industry's first 30-V monolithic power MOSFET and Schottky diode in a PolarPak package with double-sided cooling.
Automotive power MOSFETs meet widening design challenges
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9/24/2008   1 comment
Broader voltage requirements are needed to handle the greater numbers of electronic systems, features, and capabilities in today's automobiles.
How to use FPGAs to develop an intelligent solar tracking system
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9/24/2008   1 comment
This article examines the design advantages of creating an intelligent solar tracking system using an embedded processor and an FPGA in a system-on-a-chip (SOC) architecture.
Dell drives LED display movement
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Dell has announced plans to transition all of its new laptop displays to light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting in the next 12 months.
Integrated controller delivers power-saving features for power supplies
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
STMicro's L6591 PWM controller with zero-voltage switching asymmetrical half-bridge topology can ensure compliance with current and future global regulations on standby power and operating efficiency.
TI's OMAP35x processor-based designs receive power management support
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced three fully integrated power management and signal chain companion chips to support all system power requirements of an OMAP35x processor-based design.
Continental begins series production of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid vehicles
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
International automotive supplier, Continental AG, has become the world's first manufacturer to start series production of lithium-ion batteries for use in hybrid drive cars.
Continental launches Li Ion battery production
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Automotive tier one Continental AG has launched volume production of automotive Lithium Ion batteries. The batteries are a critical component for automotive hybrid and electric drives.
International Rectifier : Class D audio amplifier is scalable from 25 to 500 W
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the IRAUDAMP7 reference design for Class D audio amplifiers above 25W per channel including home theatre applications, musical instruments and car entertainment.
Texas Instruments : 16-bit A-D converter handles 200 Msamples per second
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
The ADS5485, a 16-bit, single-channel, 200 Msamples/s analog-to-digital converter provides speeds previously only available with lower resolution converters.
TI expands PMIC portfolio for OMAP35x processor-based designs
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Analog companion chips combine power management and signal chain functionality to optimize power performance.
1U switching power supplies combine high-power density, standard form factor
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Murata offers the CF series of 1U switching power supplies with high power density and an industry standard form factor to support a range of IT equipment and industrial applications.
EPRI wins two DoE grants for water power R&D
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
$1.7 million targeted for advanced hydropower turbine and wave energy assessment
Solving power outage challenges facing industrial touch screen display control panels
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
This article reviews the advantages of touch screen display control panel systems, discusses the challenges faced during power failures, and looks at a solution using a client/server architecture based on nvSRAM memories and software transaction logs.
Tough times seen for power converter market
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Murata Manufacturing was the largest supplier of DC-DC converters modules last year according to market research group IMS (Wellingborough, England), with a global share of 12.5 percent of a market valued at $2.9 billion.
SynQor : Half brick converters target RF power amplifiers
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
The IQ24280HEC14 and IQ24280HZC18 dc/dc converters offer a nominal 28 V output at 400 and 500 W respectively, while the IQ24500HEC08 and IQ24500HZC10 offer a nominal 50 V output at the same power levels.
Maxim : Silicon tuner targets 1- and 3-Segment ISDB-T applications
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
The MAX2163A is a silicon tuner for use in 1- and 3-segment, ISDB-T applications operating in the VHF and UHF frequency bands. Fabricated using the company's SiGe BiCMOS process, the device offers the performance benefits of SiGe with the power consumption of CMOS.
Fujitsu : Power relay has tab terminals to ease connection
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Fujitsu's FTR-K1T power relay combines a standard FTR-K1 relay and 0.250 inch tab terminals for easy power load connection.
Vishay : Power SMD LEDs provide low thermal resistance
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
VLMW63.. series high-intensity white power SMD LEDs in CLCC-6 and CLCC-6 flat ceramic packages use InGaN/TAG on sapphire technology to offer high optical power from 2240 to 5600 mcd.
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