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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
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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.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

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...

LISTED UNDER: Power, Controllers

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
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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....

LISTED UNDER: Power, Controllers

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...

LISTED UNDER: Power, Controllers

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.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Controllers

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....

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