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PSR/SSR Mixed PWM Controller Provides Ultra-Low Standby Power for Portable Device Chargers

March 7, 2011 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cell phone chargers typically sit plugged in and unused most of the time. Yet, they still draw power from the grid, wasting energy and the consumer’s money. The problem facing design engineers is clear – how can standby power be reduced in these devices, thereby saving energy, meeting government regulations and saving the consumer money? To help designers meet this challenge, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FAN302HL PWM controller...

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Fully-Enclosed Conduction Cooled Power Supplies Deliver Full Useable Power at High Temperatures

February 22, 2011 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fully-enclosed 250 W fanless ac-dc power supplies featuring a 12 Vdc output and a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius are available from Emerson Network Power. Ideal for demanding sealed box and outdoor applications, the new LCC250 embedded power supply series includes conduction-cooled models providing full useable power at elevated temperatures, offering a very cost-effective alternative to conventional power su...

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LDOs Double the Power Rejection of Competing Devices to Improve Portable and Battery-Powered Equipment Performance

January 25, 2011 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

NORWOOD, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced two low-quiescent-current LDOs (low-dropout linear regulators) that deliver outstanding supply-rejection performance to help battery-operated portable equipment run longer and more efficiently. The new ADP124 and ADP125 LDOs have excellent PSRR (power-supply-rejection ratio) performance of 60 dB at 100 kHz, which is twice that of the nearest competing LDOs, and ...

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Eliminate Heatsinks and Achieve Less Than 60 mW No-Load in Power Supplies up to 65 W

January 19, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations today announced the availability of its industry-leading TOPSwitch™-JX power conversion IC in an innovative eSOP low-profile power package. This slender new surface-mount package is suited for applications without heatsinks up to 65 W in compact, open-frame installations such as slim LCD TV auxiliary power, set-top boxes, PC standby, and DVD players....

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TrueTouch™ Controllers Provide Industry-Leading 1-mm Resistive Stylus Replacement Support for Capacitive Touchscreens

January 10, 2011 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced two new families of its leading TrueTouch™ touchscreen controllers that are targeted at stylus-enabled capacitive touchscreen devices. The CY8CTMA340-XXX-03 and CY8CTMA340-XXX-11 families deliver the industry’s only solution for thin (as small as 1 mm) stylus use on capacitive touchscreens....

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ARM Cortex™-M3-based Microcontrollers with Advanced Flash Memory Technology

January 5, 2011 11:06 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) introduces the initial offerings of the Fujitsu FM3 MCU family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex™-M3 CPU core. The High-Performance MB9BF500/400/300/100 and Basic MB9AF100 Series are the first products from the Fujitsu FM3 family and are targeted at high-performance motor-control applications in industrial automation and consumer appliances....

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ARM® Cortex™-M3-based Microcontrollers with Advanced Flash Memory Technology

January 5, 2011 11:06 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) introduces the initial offerings of the Fujitsu FM3 MCU family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex™-M3 CPU core. The High-Performance MB9BF500/400/300/100 and Basic MB9AF100 Series are the first products from the Fujitsu FM3 family and are targeted at high-performance motor-control applications in industrial automation and consumer appliances.

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Long-Time Provider of Signal Path, Power Management Semiconductor Solutions Expands Mobile IP Portfolio

November 22, 2010 8:47 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor is increasing its focus on the mobile handset market. The company is building on its success in the development of semiconductor solutions that deliver new levels of functionality to help differentiate mobile designs. Fairchild creates feature-specific semiconductor products that complement chip sets in mobile devices....

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Single-Cell LED and Motor Timer-Controllers Simplify Design of AA/AAA Battery-Operated Electronic Appliances

November 19, 2010 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation announced the newest devices in its sub-1 V mixed-signal LED and motor timer-controller platform for easy, fast and cost-effective design of small, light weight, ultra-low power, battery-operated electronic appliances. The new SX8120 and SX8121 devices operate intrinsically at 0....

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ARM® Cortex™-M3-based Microcontrollers with Advanced Flash Memory Technology

November 18, 2010 9:36 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) introduces the initial offerings of the Fujitsu FM3 MCU family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex™-M3 CPU core. The High-Performance MB9BF500/400/300/100 and Basic MB9AF100 Series are the first products from the Fujitsu FM3 family and are targeted at high-performance motor-control applications in industrial automation and consumer appliances....

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High Voltage Three-Phase Motor Driver Family Targeted at Variable Speed Motor Controllers

November 17, 2010 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces a high voltage three-phase motor driver family in a small package that minimizes board space and expands the use of inverter technology (variable speed control) in low power motor drivers. Allegro’s new SX68000M series is targeted at the white good appliance and industrial markets....

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Compact, Board Mount 4W, AC/DC Power Supplies

November 16, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-04 series is a family of single and dual output 4W AC/DC power supplies. These low cost, modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and miniature PCB mount packaging. Eleven standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 264 VAC, providing tightly regulated outputs of 3.

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Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers with USB OTG

November 16, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ColdFire+ MCF51Jx portfolio, available from Freescale, is defined by two families that scale from 32 KB to 128 KB of flash with innovative FlexMemory, configurable embedded EEPROM. Featuring ultra-low-power capabilities and available in small 5 x 5mm footprint packages, the MCF51Jx family also offers a rich combination of additive peripherals including USB On-the-GO (OTG), a serial audio interface, high-accuracy analog, hardware encrypt...

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USB-Compliant, Li-Ion Battery Switching Charger Shortens Charge Time and Reduces Heat

November 16, 2010 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

When charging a single-cell or parallel-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery through a USB port or AC/DC adaptor, designers need a solution that provides faster charge times and overcomes the thermal issues associated with the linear charger solutions in use today. To meet this need, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FAN5400 family of USB-compliant, Li-Ion switching chargers with USB On-The-Go (USB-OTG) capabilities....

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First RF Energy Harvesting Kit Enables Battery-Free, Perpetually Powered Wireless Applications

October 27, 2010 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. and Powercast Corporation announced the Lifetime Power® Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors featuring PIC® microcontrollers with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology. This kit, composed of a 3W Powercaster™ transmitter as the power source, two P2110 Powerharvester® receiver evaluation boards, two custom-designed wireless sensor boards, the XLP 16-bit Development Board pre-loaded with jointly deve...

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