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Battery Power - A Breakthrough Technology

August 11, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Larry Nembhard, Engineer Manager – Keystone Electronics Battery power has seen remarkable expansion with the introduction of a score of portable devices for business, industry, medicine, personal and recreational uses together with lighter, smaller, higher-powered cells. Add to these smaller battery low discharge rates which deliver higher capacity.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

World's Smallest Real-Time Clock with Embedded Crystal Saves Space and Optimizes Battery Life

July 27, 2011 6:15 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

As miniaturization continues to be a key goal for designers of high-tech gadgets, STMicroelectronics has announced the world’s smallest combined crystal and real-time clock (RTC) IC for time, calendar and alarm functions. ST has combined the world’s smallest real-time clock die and a matched oscillator crystal in the same package size as the smallest crystal-only devices on the market today, to deliver the world’s smallest integrated RTC/crystal, measuring only 3.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery | Receivers, Other

Small, Flexible Power Management ICs Integrate Two Bucks Regulators and Two LDOs

July 20, 2011 10:29 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced its ADP5034 regulator/LDO, an integrated power management IC that combines two 3-MHz, high efficiency, 1.2-A step down regulators with two 300-mA LDO (low drop out) regulators in a small LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale) package. The company also introduced the ADP5024 regulator/LDO, which is identical to the ADP5034 but features a single 300-mA LDO regulator.

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Fairchild Semiconductor’s Class-G Headphone and Class-D Speaker Amplifiers Help Audio Designers Balance Audio Power Versus Battery Life

July 19, 2011 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designers of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets/multimedia internet devices (MID), and portable media players, are faced with the challenge of making the small speakers in their devices sound louder and better, while minimizing impact on battery life. To meet this challenge, Fairchild developed the FAB1200 stereo Class-G ground-referenced headphone amplifier with integrated buck converter, as well as the FAB2200 audio subsystem ...

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

Fairchild Semiconductor’s Class-G Headphone and Class-D Speaker Amplifiers Help Audio Designers Balance Audio Power Versus Battery Life

July 19, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designers of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets/multimedia internet devices (MID), and portable media players, are faced with the challenge of making the small speakers in their devices sound louder and better, while minimizing impact on battery life. To meet this challenge, Fairchild developed the FAB1200 stereo Class-G ground-referenced headphone amplifier with integrated buck converter, as well as the FAB2200 audio subsystem with stereo Class-G headphone amplifier and 1.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

Digital Signal Controllers and PIC24 Microcontrollers Provide Enhanced Functionality

July 5, 2011 10:02 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions , today announced 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC ® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) and PIC24 microcontrollers (MCUs) .     Based upon the next-generation dsPIC DSC/PIC24 MCU core, the 60 MIPS dsPIC33 and PIC24 “E” devices offer larger (536 KB) Flash memory, more RAM (52 KB), greater I/O capability with 144-pin packages, a USB 2.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Controllers | Development Kits / Platforms | Memory, Flash

StarChip Introduces Its SCM Family of SIM Controllers Addressing the M2M Markets

June 22, 2011 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

StarChip announced the availability of its new SCM family of secure SIM controllers addressing M2M markets. The SCM controller family is based on Cortus APS3s 32-bit core enabling 20Mips@20MHz across an extended range of temperatures (-40°C to +105°C). A powerful combination of flexibility and extended performance with large data retention (>25years) and best-in-class endurance (up to 2 billion cycles) have been implemented to deliver a robust design suitable for harsh environments.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Controllers

Compact 15-40 Watt Power Supplies Include PCB or Chassis Mount Options

June 22, 2011 8:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announces two additions to its range of ultra compact high power density AC-DC power supplies. New products include the introduction of the encapsulated single output ECE series, and multiple output models of the existing ECL family. The ECE20 are encapsulated PCB mount 20 Watt devices, measuring just 1.

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Wireless Audio Reference Design Operates 40+ hours on one 1.2V AA NiMH Battery

June 21, 2011 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

HiWave Technologies, a provider of electronic and transducer solutions for audio and haptic touch, announces a wireless audio reference design and demonstration platform based on its ultra-efficient amplifier capable of delivering 13W burst power into 8 Ohms. At normal listening volume, 73dB sound press level at 1 metre, a single 1.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

SCL Elements Launches Powerful Line of CAN2GO Wired and Wireless Controllers and Gateways

June 20, 2011 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

SCL Elements, which provides CAN2GO building automation solutions for comfort and energy efficiency in commercial buildings, announced its second generation of CAN2GO controllers and gateways. They offer unprecedented wireless range, multi-protocol support and processing power – enabling each unit to simultaneously control dozens of devices and handle multiple applications.

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World's Smallest 300mA Buck-Boost Regulator from Semtech Enables Smaller, Easier to Design Power Management Solutions

June 17, 2011 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp announced the newest devices in its popular charge pump platform. The new 3.3V, SC630A and 5V, SC632A are the world’s smallest 300mA and 275mA (respectively) buck-boost regulators in a tiny, 2 x 2 x 0.6mm package and are designed to be used with ultra-small, 2.2µF capacitors, making them far smaller and easier to use than conventional, inductor-based buck-boost regulators.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Management

Dialog Semiconductor Adds Arm Multicore Support in Next Generation of System Level Power Management ICs

June 14, 2011 8:02 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor has launched two third generation advanced system level power management ICs (PMICs) for tablet PCs, smartphones, embedded computers and multimedia players. Delivering class-leading energy efficiency and power-up flexibility the new DA9053 and DA9021 devices support major mobile graphics and application processor families.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Management | Receivers, Other

Wireless Headset Reference Design Delivers Extended Battery Operation

June 10, 2011 5:49 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments, an industry leader in highly integrated wireless connectivity solutions, introduced the second device in the family of PurePath Wireless audio products for consumer, portable and high-end audio applications. The 2.4 GHz CC8530 radio frequency (RF) system-on-chip transmits uncompressed wireless audio over a robust RF link, and supports digital streaming for up to four audio channels.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery | Development Kits / Platforms

Battery Charging IC Improves Device Efficiency

June 6, 2011 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The small strips of solar cells seen in the front panels of today’s small portable consumer, healthcare and security devices are set to become a more valuable source of free energy with help from a new battery charging IC from STMicroelectronics, a global leader serving a spectrum of electronics applications.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Enable Back-Office Integration

May 31, 2011 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epyon Power, the leading European supplier of intelligent fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles, today announced compatibility with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and said that it will also embrace other commonly used standards for back-office integration. Epyon’s Terra charge stations are the first DC chargers to offer compatibility with OCPP, a widely-adopted, free-to-use standard.

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