Breaking News
Content tagged with Power
posted in September 2009
Page 1 / 4   >   >>
Next-generation XPhase dual phase IC features independent power savings function
Product News  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced a next-generation XPhase dual phase IC with independent power savings function for energy-efficient multiphase server applications.
Boost switch delivers high efficiency in high-frequency step-up DC-DC designs
Product News  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild's boost switch combines a 30V integrated N-Channel PowerTrench MOSFET and Schottky diode for low input capacitance (55pF typical) and total gate charge (1nC) to improve efficiency in DC-DC boost designs.
ISuppli upgrades 2009 chip forecast again
News & Analysis  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
Market research firm iSuppli again upgraded its forecast for 2009 semiconductor sales, saying it now predicts a decline of 16.5 percent compared to 2008.
Analysis: European technology report hints at protectionism
News & Analysis  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
A long-awaited strategy document from the European Commission on technology shows hints of a climate of increased protectionism within Europe, where the beleaguered technology-based industry has suffered more than its equivalents in many other regions.
One analyst takes on the PM market
Power DesignLine Blog  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
Global sales of digital power semiconductors are set to increase to $821 million in 2013, up from $127 million in 2008, according to iSuppli Corp. The most rapid growth will be in DCPs.
Ericsson : POL supplies allow easy paralleling
Product News  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
Based on the popular POLA platform, two point-of-load (POL) devices from Ericsson Power Modules provide easy paralleling, making it possible for power servers and memory storage designers to access very flexible solutions for the next generation of low voltage supplies with high dc currents approaching 100 A.
Exar enters digital power market
Product News  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
The first two products in the series—the XRP7704 and XRP7740—are two highly integrated field programmable power regulator ICs that Exar claims provide programmable digital power at the same cost as analog with many additional power management features.
Faulty memory chip causes Philips defibrillator recall
News & Analysis  
9/30/2009   1 comment
Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), a leading vendor of consumer and medical products, has announced that it is recalling approximately 5,400 HeartStart FR2+ automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
Wacker retreats from solar wafer business
Product News  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
Wacker Chemie AG (Munich) backs out of the joint venture with Schott Solar AG. The move highlights the competitive dynamics in the solar industry.
DCPs gear up to drive digital power semiconductor market forward
News & Analysis  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
Suppliers of digital power semiconductors are aligning behind Digital Controllers of Power (DCPs) in preparation for an almost sevenfold rise in revenue by 2013, according to market research company iSuppli Corp.
Documentary -- Supercar: Building the Car of the Future
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
9/30/2009   4 comments
The Green SupplyLine wants to share with you an interesting Canadian documentary on the development of alternatives to fuel-based vehicles.
Analysis: TI fab ramp puts analog rivals on notice
News & Analysis  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
Having finally announced its intent for a 300-mm fab in the United States, Texas Instruments Inc. is putting its analog rivals on notice.
Application-Specific Power Semiconductors Part 2 - The IGBT Strikes Back
Design How-To  
9/30/2009   Post a comment
In the second part of Fairchild's article, authors Sampat Shekhawat and Bob Brockway continue their look at application-specific power semiconductors. In this portion, they discuss IGBT use in motor drive applications, datacenter power management, solar applications and more
Step-down DC/DC converter draws only 85uA of quiescent current
Product News  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LT3980, a 2A, 58Vin step-down switching regulator with Burst Mode operation to maintain quiescent current under 85uA.
Microsemi offers RF power transistors in thermally-enhanced MOSFET package
Product News  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
Microsemi Corporation (Irvine, California) has introduced a new family of RF MOSFETs in a thermally-enhanced SOE package for broadband commercial and hi-rel applications requiring high power and gain without compromising reliability, ruggedness, or inter-modulations distortion.
Class D audio amplifier delivers constant 1-W to provide continuous high quality audio output as battery depletes
Product News  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new Class D audio amplifier with an integrated charge pump that provides a cost-effective and space-efficient speaker amplifier solution for applications such as cell phones, digital video recorders and portable speakers.
Boost switch delivers high efficiency in high-frequency step-up DC-DC designs
Product News  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor brings designers of cell phones, medical, portable and consumer applications a boost switch that provides high efficiency in boost conversion circuits.
Battery charger module for Li-ion batteries fits small footprint
Product News  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
Micro Power has released a SMC-65 battery charger module for Li-ion batteries which features an open frame charger assembly that provides efficient, reliable battery charging in a small footprint that can be easily integrated into industrial, medical and military OEM products.
Atmel : 128 KB flash MCU suits low-power applications
Product News  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
Atmel has announced a 128 KB picoPower megaAVR microcontroller, targeting size-constrained, low-power applications.
Magnetic superpower on the rise
News & Analysis  
9/29/2009   1 comment
At the 10th Cambridge Enterprise Conference, at the end of September, a number of startups showed up to exhibit what could be the next wave of technology to penetrate our everyday lives. Magnifye Ltd was one of them.
Partnerships, VC funds warm up French solar industry
News & Analysis  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
As summer fades away, many initiatives have emerged to continue to foster solar energy on the French soil.
Analysis: What's behind Taiwan's decision to ease investment rules?
News & Analysis  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
Comments reported by local media from Taiwan's economic minister Shih Yen-shiang on the easing investment restrictions with regard to mainland China were enough to send the share prices of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and United Microelectronics Corp. shooting upwards, but the devil could yet be in the detail.
Powerful problems seen for mobile handsets
News & Analysis  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
Emerging solutions for bridging the power gap required by a growing number of handset features and available handset battery capacity are unlikely to solve the increasing and worrying problem, according to market trackers at IMS Research.
Integrated DAC and line-out driver claims power consumption savings of two thirds
Product News  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced a combined audio-DAC and line-driver IC that can supply the audio Line-Out connection in set-top boxes, DVD players and other consumer devices.
TSMC, UMC boosted by lifting of Taiwan investment ban
News & Analysis  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
The Taiwan government is set to lift a long-running ban on investment by Taiwanese companies in Chinese counterparts, according to reports. The result is likely to benefit foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and United Microelectronics Corp.
Tower and Jazz Semiconductor enhances SiGe platform to offer power savings
News & Analysis  
9/29/2009   Post a comment
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., and its U.S. subsidiary, Jazz Semiconductor, has announced the availability of its proprietary Deep-Silicon-Via (DSV) technology available in its 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS (SBC18).
OPTEK donates 200 high brightness LEDS to university bridge development contest
News & Analysis  
9/28/2009   Post a comment
TT electronics OPTEK Technology donated 200 high brightness LEDs to an engineering team at North Carolina State University participating in the 2009 North Carolina Engineering Day to be utilized in a bridge design.
OSRAM introduces new compact LEDs for daytime running lights in mid-range vehicles
Product News  
9/28/2009   Post a comment
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has introduced the OSLON MX ECE and OSLON SX ECE LEDs designed for use in daytime running lights in the front light clusters of mid-range vehicles.
SmartGridLicense.com serves as hub for utilities and other industries seeking information about Smart Grid technology
Product News  
9/28/2009   Post a comment
A new Web site was launched to serve as a resource for utilities and other industries seeking information about licensing technology that fosters development of the Smart Grid.
Battery makers mix new notebook chemistries
News & Analysis  
9/28/2009   Post a comment
New variations in the chemistry used for lithium ion batteries promise longer life for notebook computers, but the changes will also force new trade offs in the power electronics of those systems.
Analog Devices offers first PDM digital-input class D audio amplifier for portable applications
Product News  
9/28/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first PDM (pulse density modulation) digital-input Class D audio amplifier for handset and other portable applications, such as portable media players and laptop computers.
Emerson Network Power unveils high-efficiency, triple-output AC-DC power solution
Product News  
9/28/2009   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power has launched a new high-efficiency AC-DC power solution which features information technology equipment (ITE) and non-patient contact/critical medical safety approvals, making them ideal for use in ITE and light industrial systems, as well as equipment intended for non-patient contact and non-patient critical use in low power medical, dental and laboratory applications.
58-VIN, 2-A with IOUT, 2.4 MHz step-down DC/DC converter draws 85-uA of quiescent current
Product News  
9/28/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced a 2 A, 58 V(IN) step-down switching regulator with Burst Mode operation to maintain quiescent current under 85 uA.
VW, Varta JV to speed up e-car battery research
Product News  
9/28/2009   1 comment
Automotive manufacturer Volkswagen plans to intensify its efforts to develop and eventually produce batteries for electric cars. Besides its existing collaboration with Sanyo and Toshiba, the manufacturer plans to launch a research joint venture with Varta Microbattery GmbH.
Former Hynix DRAM plant to get solar makeover
News & Analysis  
9/28/2009   1 comment
A South Korean leather goods manufacturer plans to buy from Hynix Semiconductor the closed DRAM plant here with plans to turn it into the largest solar cell producer in the United States.
Dissecting the bot
News & Analysis  
9/28/2009   Post a comment
Even in this tough economy, robots are being introduced for a variety of new application areas.
Multiphase PWM regulators offer optimal voltage regulation for Intel mobile CPUs
Product News  
9/25/2009   Post a comment
Intersil Corporation has introduced new compact multiphase PWM regulators that comply with the Intel Mobile Voltage Positioning (IMVP-6.5TM) specification.
Maxim unveils integrated PMIC for gate-in-panel LCD monitors
Product News  
9/25/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced an integrated PMIC for gate-in-panel (GIP) LCD monitors to provide a cost-competitive solution for powering the source drivers, gate drivers, and VCOM backplane in LCD monitor panels.
Lab network creates PV long-term test standard
Product News  
9/25/2009   Post a comment
With photovoltaic installations becoming ubiquitous, module designers and system integrators increasingly need methods to analyze and predict their long-term degradation behavior. A pan-European network of laboratories has created a joint test procedure that likely will form the cornerstone of a standard.
QuantaSol adopts dilute nitrides to boost solar efficiency
Product News  
9/25/2009   Post a comment
QuantaSol Ltd (Kingston-upon-Thames, UK), an independent designer and manufacturer of strain-balanced quantum-well solar cells, has exclusively licensed advanced materials growth technology from the University of Houston to make QuantaSol's manufacturing process simpler and cheaper, while further improving solar cell efficiency.
Sunovia partners EPIR to break world record Open Circuit Voltage for CdTe thin film solar cells
Product News  
9/25/2009   Post a comment
Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc., has partnered EPIR Technologies, Inc. to fabricate single-junction and two-junction cadmium telluride (CdTe) based solar cells that claim to have surpassed the long-standing world record open circuit voltage (Voc) for thin film CdTe solar cells.
Premier Farnell to offer EDA to get closer to engineers
News & Analysis  
9/24/2009   Post a comment
Component distributor Premier Farnell plc (Leeds, England) wants to become a vendor of PCB layout software, including a free-of-charge lightweight edition. This should allow the company to get closer to engineers and to be able to sell chips direct to them from the design tool as it is in use.
Standards bodies seek common ground for powerline nets
News & Analysis  
9/24/2009   Post a comment
A senior director of DS2, the Valencia, Spain based specialist in silicon for broadband power line gear, has warned of confusion and frustration in the industry and amongst consumers if forthcoming votes on a standard for the technology fail to resolve the problem of a fragmented powerline networking industry.
Berkeley Lab engineer tapped to head U.S. energy R&D agency
News & Analysis  
9/24/2009   Post a comment
Roughly seven months after launching a new energy research agency, the Obama administration has nominated a top engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to head the agency.
Micropower voltage reference offers high PSRR for portable applications
Product News  
9/24/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a precision, micropower voltage reference, which is an IC that offers a high PSRR of 51 dB (typ) at 2 kHz to ease design of applications with electrically noisy environments.
10-A synchronous DC/DC controller offers digital power control in space saving package
Product News  
9/24/2009   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics has expanded its family of Programmable Power Manager (PPM) integrated circuits (ICs) with the SMB211 single-channel, synchronous DC/DC controller.
Application-Specific Power Semiconductors Part 1 - Attack of the IGBT
Design How-To  
9/23/2009   1 comment
Application-specific IGBTs are taking a major change in direction like any other power devices and adopting distinct bifurcated approaches. The first pertains to innovations improving the silicon and process technologies to overcome the limitations of the current technology and the other approach is towards packaging and the driving of these devices. Part 1 identifies the differences in vaious IGBTs.
Update: Intel debuts optical link for PCs
News & Analysis  
9/23/2009   2 comments
Intel Corp. wants to consolidate all the wired connections on your PC to a single 10 Gbit/second optical cable it calls Light Peak that it plans to support in silicon sometime next year working with Sony Corp.'s Viao group and other unnamed partners.
Nanotubes pack promise of battery-free energy storage
News & Analysis  
9/23/2009   Post a comment
Macroscopic springs, based on microscopic carbon nanotubes, could power devices in harsh environments, or for extended periods, where batteries are impractical or too short-lived.
PREMO : Inductive components are 99.60 percent efficient
Product News  
9/23/2009   Post a comment
PREMO claims its AIC technology to be the most efficient in the market in terms of copper and core losses. The company presents a three-phase inductor with 99,60 percent efficiency.
Page 1 / 4   >   >>


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Aging Brass: Cow Poop vs. Horse Doo-Doo
Max Maxfield
7 comments
As you may recall, one of the things I want to do with the brass panels I'm using in my Inamorata Prognostication Engine is to make them look really old. Since everything is being mounted ...

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
11 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
11 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
45 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)