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Startup alert: Nanotecture promises tripling of energy-storage performance
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
9/28/2010   Post a comment
Given the burgeoning need for improved storage methodologies, whether in batteries or supercapacitors, Nanotecture’s new nanoporous technology is really exciting. Here’s a quick synopsys.
Vishay's WSLP0805 power metal strip resistor
Product News  
9/27/2010   Post a comment
Check out Vishay’s surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor that it claims is the industry's first 0.5-W current sensing resistor in the compact 0805 package size.
When your simplest connector is also your weakest link: the tale of the DC power plug
Blog  
9/22/2010   41 comments
So much sophistication, all brought down by a basic connection
FitBit blends wireless, MCUs and MEMS with online interface
Teardown  
9/22/2010   20 comments
The FitBit personal fitness monitor combines wireless, MEMS and cutting-edge algorithms and packaging to keep us in shape, but behind its sleek design are lessons for any designer and aspiring inventor looking to turn what seems to be a simple idea into a truly viable, competitive end product.
Audio amplifier power supply design - Part 3: Power-supply rail rejection
Design How-To  
9/21/2010   5 comments
Part 3 of an excerpt from the "Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook", 5th Edition, examines how supply-rail disturbances insinuate themselves into an amplifier output, and the ways in which this rail injection can be effectively eliminated.
Kemet capacitors T110 T140 T493
Product News  
9/21/2010   Post a comment
Kemet Corp., (Greenville, South Carolina) announced that three of its tantalum capacitors have received the CECC certification for European military and aerospace applications.
STMicroelectronics launches first enhanced audio for start/stop and hybrid cars
Product News  
9/20/2010   3 comments
STMicroelectronics has launched a new series of chips that allow in-car entertainment equipment to operate without interruption as the engine is turned off and restarted in start/stop cars. The first of these is the TDA7850LV, a 4x50W audio power amplifier that is the first start/stop-compatible IC of its kind in production.
Audio amplifier power supply design (Part 2): External supplies, inrush current & RF emissions
Design How-To  
9/16/2010   Post a comment
Understand different power-supply technologies as well as the design considerations involved in choosing and evaluating a mains transformer.
What is digital power and what are its benefits?
Design How-To  
9/16/2010   4 comments
Understand the architecture of digital power control and the benefits it brings
Diesels challenge hybrids for efficiency, low emissions
Design How-To  
9/16/2010   45 comments
Clean diesel technology is competitive with hybrid electric vehicles, but perception still limits acceptance in the U.S. market.
BenQ K60 e-reader: Trying to stand on the shoulders of giants
Teardown  
9/13/2010   5 comments
Taiwanese electronics maker BenQ joins the e-reader party with its K60, a Wi-Fi-enabled unit aimed at Asian markets.
Dolphin Integration's dual voltage panoply cuts power consumption by 7
Product News  
9/13/2010   Post a comment
EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA now tackles the dynamic power consumption challenge at the architectural level with the introduction of a panoply of memories and standard cells that offer dual voltage capability for the 180nm process.
Littelfuse's SP3011 series low capacitance diode arrays
Product News  
9/9/2010   Post a comment
Check out Littelfuse’s latest low capacitance diode arrays that provide ESD protection for all six channels of USB 3.0 in several applications, including set top boxes, LCD/PDP TVs, external hard disk drives, notebooks, desktops, and smart phones.
RMS detector protects basestation PAs
Product News  
9/9/2010   1 comment
Linear Technology just released its model LTC5583, a 40MHz to 6GHz dual-channel, matched RMS power detector that seems exceptionally well suited to monitor VSWR in a basestation transmitter RF power amplifier (PA).
Is there a future for hybrid vehicles? Part 2
Design How-To  
9/9/2010   139 comments
Further hybrid efficiencies are possible, but there is a better way to go--fuel cells.
Green LED replaces LDO regulator
Design How-To  
9/8/2010   14 comments
You can use an LED as an LDO substitute using this circuit
Bourns TBU-CA circuit protectors feature broad range of trigger currents & voltages
Product News  
9/7/2010   Post a comment
The Transient Blocking Unit (TBU) Series of circuit protection devices from Bourns, Inc., are designed to protect a broad selection of industrial and telecommunications applications. 
Heliatek adds foil to organic solar cells
News & Analysis  
9/3/2010   5 comments
Heliatek has begun building its first production facility for organic solar cells with support from FHR Anlagenbau GmbH, a vendor of vacuum process technology tools.
LED improvements extend automotive applications
Design How-To  
9/2/2010   12 comments
While efficient, heat build-up is a major design concern because of compact LED packaging.


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