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Dual-Interface Memory Uses Energy Harvesting to Enable True Battery-Free System Design

November 7, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics is taking the first step to extending its family of RFID/NFC wireless memory ICs with a new 16-Kbit device that can also harvest enough energy to enable small electronic items using it to become completely battery-free electronic applications. Energy harvesting converts energy captured from the surrounding environment into electrical energy to powering small systems.

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Custom Battery Contacts

November 7, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interplex Sunbelt Inc., a world class supplier of precision components and assemblies and a division of Interplex Industries, Inc. announced today that it will be featuring custom battery contacts at the upcoming Medica show in Dusseldorf, Germany on November 16-19, 2011. “Interplex Sunbelt has manufactured millions of custom battery contacts for the most demanding applications,” said Robert Koppel, president of Interplex Sunbelt.

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Low-Power Microcontrollers Feature RC Analog-to-Digital Converters

October 31, 2011 4:57 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group Company, has released the newest members to the ML610Q4xx series low-power microcontrollers. The devices offer even more choice when creating battery-powered devices used for the measurement and display of temperature, humidity and carbon monoxide (CO) in industrial and commercial environments.

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Two-Piece Battery Connector Features Two-Way Insertion Capability

October 27, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokowo’s new two piece battery connector allows both horizontal and vertical blade insertion, as well as increased flexibility in designs. For reliability, the receptacle side features dual beam contact in both insertion directions. Two tabs are uniquely fitted on the receptacle to provide a secure grip around the blade upon insertion.

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Two Piece Battery Connectors with Two Way Insertion

October 12, 2011 11:18 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Yokowo’s new two piece battery connector allows both horizontal and vertical blade insertion, as well as increased flexibility in designs. For reliability, the receptacle side features dual beam contact in both insertion directions. Two tabs are uniquely fitted on the receptacle to provide a secure grip around the blade upon insertion.

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PMIC Devices Target Li-Ion Battery Based Mobile Products

October 10, 2011 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announced two new members of its Power Management IC (PMIC) family. According to the company, these devices feature essential power management building blocks and flexibility to provide a complete power solution for the next generation of tablets, media players and portable gaming consoles.

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Eight-bit Microcontrollers Integrate Configurable Logic

October 5, 2011 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions , announced from the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston several new 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) that feature configurable logic and a high level of peripheral integration in 6- to 20-pin packages.

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Collaboration to Provide Ultra-Low Power 802.11n Wi-Fi Capability for AVR and ARM-based Microcontrollers

September 30, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel , a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, and Redpine Signals announced that system engineers can easily implement 802.11n Wi-Fi to all Atmel AVR and ARM-based microcontrollers (MCUs) using Redpine Signals’ Connect-io-n and n-Link modules. System engineers for Atmel AVR XMEGA and AVR UC3 MCU families and Atmel SAM3 and SAM9 ARM-based MCU families can now integrate Wi-Fi capability for a variety of embedded systems in building automation, metering, digital audio and medical applications.

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Power Converters Target Time-Sensitive Base Station and Telecom, Datacom Apps

September 20, 2011 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson has introduced two sixteenth-brick format DC-DC converters that are asserted to provide designers with quick and reliable board-mounted power solutions, addressing increasing demands for shorter time-to-market. Designed to power 60-W to 65-W applications, the new PKU4619 and PKU4710 are primarily designed for telecom and datacom systems and equipment, but are also suitable for use in power industrial, process control, test and many other applications.

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Unipower & Unipower Telecom Complete Line of OEM Power Supplies and Telecom

August 11, 2011 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announces the "NEW" Unipower & Unipower Telecom Products web page and shopping cart. Power Sources is pleased to announce new web pages and shopping cart for an exciting array of power solutions from this leading global supplier of energy conversion. Product solutions included are: AC Front Ends, Rectifiers, DC Input Front Ends, DC/DC Bus Converters, Chassis Mount AC/DC Supplies, DC Power Systems, Chassis Mount DC/DC Supplies, Inverters, Inverter/Charger, Inverter Systems, Medical Switchers, Power Distribution & Management, AC PDU's, Hot-Swap Single and Multi-Output Systems Components and Batteries.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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 6:51 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.

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