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Energy Harvesting RF Switch Allows for Wire- and Batteryless Designs

December 6, 2012 11:10 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Cherry is introducing a new energy harvesting wireless switch as a batteryless alternative for wired micro-switches. The energy harvesting switch offers many advantages in applications where a complex wire assembly would be disproportionate to the actual application. The required RF-energy is created by the mechanical actuation of the switch and the data is transmitted wireless via RF-technology....

LISTED UNDER: Receivers, Other | Switches, IC | Power, Battery

DC-DC Converters Improve Reliability in Demanding Environments

December 5, 2012 6:24 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc has introduced a new family of board mount dc-dc converters housed in a rugged aluminum package. The internally potted and encapsulated design provides increased system reliability through added protection from environmental factors such as dust, moisture, and shock and vibration. Offered in industry standard quarter brick and half brick footprints respectively, the 50 W VQE series and the 100 W VHE series reach efficiency levels up...

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The World’s First Energy Harvesting Application Development Kit

November 30, 2012 4:13 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced that it has partnered with Cymbet Corporation to provide the world’s first customizable energy harvesting application development kit—the XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Development Kit. This kit includes a modular development board populated with the PIC24F16KA102 microcontroller—featuring eXtreme Low Power—and the capability to add PICtail daughter boards for the rapid evaluation of a wide variety of system fun...

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AC/DC Power Supplies Offer 400 Watts of Performance

November 28, 2012 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PM400 Series’ of AC/DC power supplies from Protek Power offer 400 watts of performance packed design and are approved to 3 rd Edition UL60601-1 and EN60601-1 Type BF medical safety standards.  Units are also RoHS compliant.    This low profile 400W Series is ideal for a variety of medical and dental applications, including patient contact medical devices.

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FTDI Unveils USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Host Controller IC

November 16, 2012 4:59 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has strengthened its portfolio of USB semiconductor solutions, with the release of the FT313H host controller IC. This feature-rich device supports USB 2.0 hi-speed (480 Mbits/s), as well as full-speed (12 Mbit/s) and low-speed (1.5 M bit/s) implementations.

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Powerful Integrated Power Management IC

November 8, 2012 9:24 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Powerful Integrated Power Management IC Dialog Semiconductor plc (Germany) has announced the most powerful and most integrated configurable power management IC (PMIC) for ARM quad-core and dual-core application processors. Features inlclude: Up to 12A from six DC/DC converters.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Management | Receivers, Other | Switches, IC

Miniature, 3W SIP EN 60950 Approved AC/DC Power Supplies

October 26, 2012 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct , the MPL-03SE series is a family of miniature, safety approved, 3W AC/DC power supplies. Designed specifically for space critical board level applications, these power modules are packaged in a space saving single-in-line (SIP) package. As part of our "Cost Cutter" product series, they are offered at very low cost.

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Kinetis L Series, World's Most Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers

September 28, 2012 6:28 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

  Kinetis L series 32-bit devices, initially announced earlier this year, are the first to be featured on the new Freescale Freedom development platform, a small, low-power, cost-effective evaluation and development system perfect for quick application prototyping and demonstration. The first member of the Kinetis L series, the KL25 MCU, and the Freescale Freedom development platform are readily available today through global semiconductor and electronic component distributors and suppliers, including element 14, Digi-Key Corporation and Mouser Electronics.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Microcontrollers | Power, Controllers | Memory, Flash
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Real-world Applications for World’s Most Energy-friendly Microcontrollers

September 24, 2012 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro will display a range of real-world applications for its EFM32 Gecko families of ARM-based microcontrollers (MCUs) at Electronica 2012. The company will demonstrate how its low-power devices greatly extend battery life of a variety of portable electronic products. The products on show will include two for mobile health applications.

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PC/104 DC/DC Supplies Provide Complete Power Management for Renewable Energy Sources for Off-Grid Computing

September 21, 2012 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems introduced PC/104 and PC/104- Plus highly integrated, “green energy” power supply modules for remote applications requiring renewable power sources.  The PS394 series of DC/DC supplies support two inputs from solar panels, wind turbines, or other DC sources.  Also included is a controller for battery charging and uninterruptable power supply (UPS) operation.

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Logic PD Reduces the Boot Time for Battery-Powered Devices

September 5, 2012 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Logic PD has made a significant advancement toward meeting the demand for instant-on devices. The company announced today that it has developed proprietary software that enables Logic PD’s System on Module (SOM) customers to power on devices faster than ever before. Now, Logic PD’s SOM customers can reduce the boot time required for battery-powered devices to less than 1 second.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

Compact 150 & 240 Watt Power Supplies Feature Up to 200% Peak Power

September 5, 2012 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the new TDK-Lambda ZWS-BP series of compact, open-frame, 150W and 240W power supplies. These single-output supplies have a low profile of 1.46” to 1.65” and compact footprints of 2.95” x 6.3” or 3.31” x 7.09”.  Moreover, these units can provide a peak output power of up to 200% (for motors, pumps, etc.

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High Power Medical AC/DC Power Supplies

August 17, 2012 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announces the new ME-1200 Series of high power medical AC/DC power supplies. Available models include 12V, 15V, 24V, 30V, 36V, 48V and 60VDC single output. Universal AC input with active power factor corrected (PFC) with high-efficiency up to 93%. Programmable output voltage and current.

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GRN Series of Green Power Supplies

July 16, 2012 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the new GRN series of "green" power supplies. Available in both single and multiple output versions, these energy efficient component power supplies cover the 45, 60, 80, and 110 watt power levels. Complying with the energy saving requirements of the ErP (Energy Related Products) Directive, the single output versions offer high efficiency, high power density, and low standby power.

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Breakthrough Battery Technology For Redefining Smartphone and Tablet Design

July 5, 2012 12:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

IPS Showcases Paper-thin, Non-Flammable Battery Technology for Consumer Devices Infinite Power Solutions announced it has successfully demonstrated a new battery technology to replace conventional lithium-ion batteries and redefine the design of smart phones, tablets and other consumer devices by enabling thinner form factors and better performance.

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