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Low Power Wireless MCU Addresses Battery-Operated Home Automation Systems

April 8, 2010 1:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduces the industry's lowest power single-chip wireless microcontrollers (MCUs). The Si10xx wireless MCU family addresses the power and RF requirements of battery-operated home automation systems, smart meters, in-home utility monitors and security systems. The Si10xx wireless MCUs combine a 25 MHz 8051 core, EZRadioPRO® sub-GHz RF transceiver, up to 64 kB of flash and up to 12-bit ADC — all in a compact 5 mm x 7 mm package.

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PMBus System Power Management and Protection IC Reduces Data Center Operating Expenses

April 8, 2010 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation has released the industry's first system monitoring, protection and control integrated circuit (IC) with on-chip power management bus (PMBus) support. The LM25066 provides designers of blade servers, storage networking systems, routers/switches and modular subsystems with a solution that improves system reliability and reduces operating expenses in data centers....

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MTM-E™ Enables Small, High-Performance Handsets with Longer Battery Life

April 8, 2010 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rayspan® Corporation announces the availability of RAYSPAN® MTM-E™ solutions for long-term evolution (LTE). MTM-E™ is the only antenna solution that can support six or more bands operating from 698 MHz to 960 MHz in the low band and 1710 to 2170 MHz as well as 2.6 GHz in the high band without requiring any switching elements or matching circuits.

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3W Switching Power Supplies Designed for Space Critical Applications

April 8, 2010 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the MPS-03S series is a family of single output, 3W switching power supplies. Specifically designed for space critical applications, these low cost modules are fabricated in an ultra-miniature single-in-line (SIP) package. Six standard models operate from a universal input of 85 to 264 VAC; providing tightly regulated single outputs of 3.

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Micro Power Awarded Patent for Battery Charger Technology

March 3, 2010 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Beaverton, Ore., -- Micro Power Electronics, Inc., the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, announced that the U.S. Patent Office awarded it a patent covering a battery charger configuration to reduce thermal conduction. The newly issued U.S. Patent No. 7,576,513 describes a method for separating a housing containing circuit charging components from a housing containing battery charging contacts and a...

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Ultra-low VF Power Schottky Diodes Suited for High-frequency Switched-mode Power Supplies

March 1, 2010 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the increase of environmental awareness, efficiency is now one of the main selling points for power supply and computer manufacturers. Following this trend, ST is releasing a new family of high-performance power Schottky rectifiers. The STPS50U100C is the first member of this new family. It is a dual 50 A, 100 V power Schottky rectifier, suited for high-frequency switched-mode power supplies....

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Power Converter Offers Reliable Power Conversion for Remote Locations

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer, Inc. announces the C4500HV Series of high output voltage power converters. The C4500HV Series can accept high input voltages of up to 3000 VDC. The converter provides high output voltages and is suited for applications that require reliable power for remote locations. The series' robust design, using industrial grade components, yields a highly efficient, space-saving 6U solution for even the most extreme environments.

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Power Architect Accelerates Design of Multi-Output DC-DC Power Supplies

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation has expanded its WEBENCH® Designer tools with the introduction of WEBENCH Power Architect — a design tool that allows engineers to rapidly create, model and implement multiple-output, high-performance DC-DC power supplies for an entire system. With WEBENCH Power Architect, system designers can instantly optimize multiple power supplies across several performance parameters including topology, intermediate voltage rails, footprint, efficiency, component count and bill of materials (BOM) cost.

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Single Output, 20W Compact "Power Brick" AC/DC Power Supplies

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-20PB series is a family of single output, 20W switching power supplies. These compact modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and miniature packaging. Five standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 264 VAC (120 to 370 VDC); providing tightly regulated single outputs of 3.

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Battery Holders that Take a Battering

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced battery-operated wireless devices require cost-effective power management systems that are miniaturized, robust and reliable. By Tom Blaha, Memory Protection Devices Figure 1. Glider-style holders. These low profile, nickel-plated phosphor bronze retainers secure a wide range of coin cells from ML-414 (4 mm) to larger CR-2430 (24 mm)....

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Lithium Battery Gliders for 10 mm to 24 mm Cells

December 14, 2009 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices (MPD) has released a whole new category of battery holders for lithium coin cell batteries. "Gliders" are a hybrid type combining the low cost of retainers with higher reliability than regular coin cell battery holders. They are particularly suitable for hand-held consumer and medical products, electronic cards, electronic toll tags, single-use devices, alarm systems, main boards, PND's and RFID.

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Low Power Cryptographic Battery Authentication IC with SHA-256

October 8, 2009 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation introduces its AT88SA100S ultra low-cost, cryptographic battery authentication IC for mobile-phones, cameras, portable power tools, and other battery-powered applications. The AT88SA100S CrytpoAuthentication™ IC is believed to be the only battery authentication IC that uses a SHA-256 cryptographic engine and a 256-bit key that cannot be cracked using brute force methods.

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20 V P-Channel MOSFET Enables Longer Battery Life in Portable Applications

October 8, 2009 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor brings designers of cell phones, medical, portable and consumer applications one of the industry's lowest RDS(ON) (75m at -4.5V) 20V P-Channel MOSFET in a 1 mm x 1 mm WL-CSP package. The FDZ371PZ is designed with Fairchild's proprietary PowerTrench® process technology.

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Adapter Modules for Digitally Configurable AC/DC Switching Power Supplies

October 8, 2009 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power announces the addition of three case adapter modules for its iMP and iVS Series of digitally configurable AC/DC switching power supplies. The adapters — which enable both USB and Controller Area Network (CAN)/RS485bus connectivity — provide a complete interface between the host device and the I2C bus with a simple command set, enabling the highest levels of configuration flexibility....

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Development in Progress for New Lightweight Battery for Electric Cars

September 14, 2009 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

VAN BUREN TWP., Mich., /PRNewswire/ -- Ricardo, Inc., the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc, has announced that the award of $2.1 million (GBP1.3m) of funding has been made by the UK Technology Strategy Board to a consortium led by advanced battery manufacturer Axeon and including Ricardo, which will develop a new lightweight battery for use in electric small city cars, improving their performance, functionality and range....

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