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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
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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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Micro PMIC Targets Li-Ion battery apps

May 10, 2011 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has introduced the AS3605, a highly integrated power management integrated circuit (PMIC) designed specifically for portable devices powered by a single-cell Li-Ion battery. The device integrates seven low dropout regulators (LDOs), a DC/DC converter, a complete battery charger, LED backlight driver and an audio power amplifier on one die.

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16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® Microcontrollers

April 25, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch™ capacitive sensing, and the capability to run from a 5V supply. Featuring extremely low sleep currents down to 20 nA, for which all XLP PIC MCUs are known, the PIC24F32KA304 MCUs provide designers with the most versatile low-power products available tod...

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16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® Microcontrollers

April 25, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch™ capacitive sensing, and the capability to run from a 5V supply. Featuring extremely low sleep currents down to 20 nA, for which all XLP PIC MCUs are known, the PIC24F32KA304 MCUs provide designers with the most versatile low-power products available ...

LISTED UNDER: Power, Controllers

Geo-Magnetic Modules Extend Battery Life and Boost Accuracy in Mobile Compassing Applications

April 19, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new generation of geo-magnetic modules. The ultra-low-power device addresses advanced navigation and location-based services in portable consumer applications by integrating high-resolution three-axis sensing of linear and magnetic motion in a 5 x 5 x 1mm package....

LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

Power Supplies Feature Medical and IT Equipment Safety Approvals

April 18, 2011 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power today announced the latest additions to its portfolio of NPS6x-M series 60 W convection cooled open-frame ac-dc power supplies. The new NPS62-M has a 5 Vdc output and can deliver up to 11 A, while the NPS65-M has a 24 Vdc output and can deliver up to 2.5 A. The output voltage of each power supply can be adjusted by plus or minus 20 percent....

LISTED UNDER: Medical | Power, Supplies

LI-ION Battery Holders with Wire Leads for “18650” Batteries

April 11, 2011 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduces two new battery holders which accept 3.7 volt Lithium Ion 18650 rechargeable batteries with PCM. The holder also accepts two CR2/3A lithium batteries in series connection for 6 volts output. The model numbers for the holders are BH-18650-W and BH-18650-PC. These are designed for use in consumer, industrial and communication products where durability is of paramount importance....

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

Power Factor Correction Controllers Designed for Harsh Environments

April 4, 2011 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC, a Group company of the TDK Corporation, has extended its range of power factor controllers with a heavy duty version of the EPCOS BR6000 controller. The new EPCOS BR6000-HD is particularly well suited for applications that place high demands on EMC (electromagnetic compatibility). The new controller can also be used in a significantly extended temperature range from -40° to +80°C....

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Battery-Free Wireless Sensor System Monitors Busbars and Busways

March 30, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

FREIBURG, Germany -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- qNODE is a wireless condition monitoring sensor and Micropelt’s solution to increasing both operating safety and power availability in 24/7 production environments. The Freiburg, Germany, based leader in thermal energy harvesting has co-developed the self-powered temperature monitoring sensor with Schneider Electric, the French leader in medium and low voltage electrical power distribution....

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers With eXtreme Low Power Technology and Integrated LCD Control

March 28, 2011 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced an expansion of its 8-bit segmented LCD microcontroller (MCU) family with five new devices—the PIC16LF1902/3/4/6/7 (PIC16LF190X) MCUs. The PIC16LF190X family supports many general-purpose applications and enables the implementation of LCD into low-power and cost-sensitive designs, such as security tokens, smart cards, medical devices, home appliances, key fobs or any application involving a segmente...

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Microcontrollers Feature Low Cost, Low Power Consumption, and Self-Write Flash Program Memory

March 24, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. recently announced an expansion of its existing 28-/40-pin PIC16F72X microcontroller (MCU) family with two new 20-pin devices — the PIC16F(LF)720 and PIC16F(LF)721. The new MCUs feature low power consumption, making them suitable for various low-power and battery-powered applications.

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Miniature, Board Mount 8W, AC/DC Power Supplies

March 14, 2011 10:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct has released the MPM-08MB series - a family of single and dual output 8W AC/DC power supplies. These high performance modules include a wide universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and a miniature PCB mount package. Eight standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 305 VAC, providing tightly regulated outputs of 3....

LISTED UNDER: Power, Supplies

Ultra Compact Three-Phase DIN Rail Power Supplies Feature Exceptionally Slim Form Factor

March 14, 2011 10:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Two new ultra compact 24 Vdc output DIN rail mounting ac-dc power supplies, featuring direct operation from three-phase inputs, have been announced by Emerson Network Power. The new ADN-C series three-phase DIN rail mounting power supplies are ideal for a wide range of heavy duty industrial applications - especially those involving large inductive loads - including machine control, semiconductor fabrication, conveyor and material handling s...

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USB 3.0 Host Controllers with Industry-Leading Transfer Speed and Low Power Consumption

March 10, 2011 7:21 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the availability of its two new SuperSpeed Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) xHCI host controllers (part numbers µPD720201 and µPD720202) for electronic devices such as PCs and digital TVs that feature faster, effective data transfer speeds and reduced power consumption in low-power mode....

LISTED UNDER: Power, Controllers | Chipsets, Other | Memory, Flash

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