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Dynamic Voltage Scaling Buck Regulator Saves Power in Lithium Ion Battery Devices

October 14, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Consumer demand is driving the need for cell phone designers and chipset reference design firms to offer more multimedia functionality in their devices, resulting in heavy core processor demands, which in turn pushes the need for power reduction techniques such as dynamic voltage scaling (DVS). Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5365, a 6 MHz, 800 mA/1A, digitally programmable Buck regulator, provides excellent dynamics, high efficiency and a ...

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Ultra-High Current Monolithic Power Management IC

October 6, 2010 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc today announced the introduction of the highly innovative WM8325 power management subsystem, the world’s highest current monolithic power management IC (PMIC), which delivers a cost-effective, flexible solution for portable multimedia applications including smartbooks, tablets, e-books, media players and smartphones....

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MCU Enables Multiple Applications to Run from a Single-cell Battery

September 17, 2010 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Driving smaller, lower cost products that run from a single-cell battery, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announced the industry’s first true 0.9V microcontroller (MCU) as the newest addition to the ultra-low-power MSP430™ MCU portfolio. Unlike existing MCUs that claim 0.9V technology, TI’s MSP430L092 MCU inherently operates at 0....

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Compact, 120W, AC/DC Power Supplies

September 14, 2010 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MPU-120 series provides 120W of output power in a compact 1U height U-Chassis case. With 18 CFM, these AC/DC switchers will provide up to 180W of output power. Five standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 264 VAC, providing tightly regulated single outputs of 5, 12, 15, 24, or 48 VDC....

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Spheric Technologies Produces Lithium Battery Materials Cheaper and Faster with Microwave Furnace Systems

August 30, 2010 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

PHOENIX, /PRNewswire/ -- Lithium batteries are playing a central role in the new energy economy, powering everything from cell phones to electric cars. New research shows that pricey lithium battery materials can be produced cheaper and faster using industrial microwave furnace systems. Spheric Technologies, a Phoenix, Arizona, high temperature microwave technology innovator, has developed a time- and cost-saving production process for a...

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Online IGBT Selection Tool Optimizes Power Management Design

August 18, 2010 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® today announced the availability of a new online Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) selection tool that enables design optimization in a wide range of applications including motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), solar inverters, and welding. IR’s new IGBT Selection Tool evaluates application conditions including bus voltage, switching frequency, and short circuit protection requirements....

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Surface Mounting Lithium Battery Holder for CR2032 Cells

August 17, 2010 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduces the BC2032-F1, a battery holder for CR2032 cells. This holder also accepts the ever popular BR2032 battery and is suitable for consumer or industrial products like server, workstations and pcb’s. The design was recently discontinued by Sony when they exited the battery holder manufacturing business....

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RF Power Detector Increases Wireless Coverage and Extends Battery Life

August 9, 2010 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new linear root-mean-square (RMS) radio frequency (RF) power detector from National Semiconductor Corporation offers very high precision with up to 40 dB dynamic range. The PowerWise® LMH2120 increases wireless coverage and extends battery life for third-generation (3G) and fourth-generation (4G) mobile handsets....

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DC-DC Power Converters Touts Efficiency of 91 Percent

July 30, 2010 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The first converter module in the Stingray family, the ESTW015A0F, provides 50 W of output power with 36 V to 75 Vin and 3.3 Vout in an eighth-brick size. An energy efficiency of 91 percent in a low voltage output is complemented with an desirable thermal derating – ensuring no heat sinking and full power in the most demanding of environmental applications with operation up to 85°Celsius....

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MCUs Offer Lowest Power Consumption across All Modes of Operation, Extending Battery Life

July 1, 2010 9:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding its ultra-low-power F9xx MCU family, Silicon Laboratories Inc., a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced the industry’s lowest power capacitive touch-sense microcontrollers (MCUs) delivering wake-on-touch power consumption below one microamp. The latest additions to Silicon Labs’ C8051F9xx family include F99x MCUs with integrated touch-sense technology for human interface applications and ...

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Solar Components Places Initial Manufacturing Order for its Joos Orange™ Portable Solar Chargers

June 24, 2010 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

CAMPBELL, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Components™, LLC recently announced that it has placed its initial manufacturing order for its Joos Orange™ portable solar chargers with Singapore-based Eastern Asia Technology Limited, one of the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers in the world for consumer electronics devices.

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Precise Sourcing and Measurement Necessary for Advanced Battery Drain Analysis and Functional Test

June 22, 2010 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces the addition of two source measure units (SMUs) to its N6700 Series Modular Power Systems -- the N6781A 2-quadrant source measure unit for battery drain analysis and the N6782A 2-quadrant source measure unit for functional test. The new SMUs offer advanced sourcing and measurement capabilities required for the testing challenges associated with battery-powered devices and their components....

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Switch-Mode Battery Chargers with Programmable JEITA Support for High System Safety

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Microelectronics has expanded its third-generation programmable battery charger integrated circuit (IC) family for single-cell Li-Ion, Li-Polymer, and Li-FePO4 powered systems. The SMB328A and SMB328B integrate the largest feature set in the industry, including compatibility with all relevant industry standards:  USB 2.

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Certified Embedded Wi-Fi® Transceiver Modules with Easier API Interface to PIC® Microcontrollers

June 9, 2010 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces its next-generation, agency-certified MRF24WB0MA/MB embedded Wi-Fi® transceiver modules. The IEEE 802.11 module firmware has an easy-to-use API driver interface to Microchip’s free TCP/IP Protocol stack and 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers. Embedded designers are increasingly leveraging the ubiquitous Wi-Fi infrastructure to enable wireless communication in a broad range of remote monitoring and...

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Radio and Modules Provide Extremely Low Receive Current for Longer Battery Life in Wireless Sensor Networks and Metering Communications

June 8, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced from the Embedded Systems Conference in Chicago the new MRF89XA transceiver with extremely low receive current of 3 mA for longer battery life in 868, 915 and 950 MHz Sub-GHz wireless networks. The 868 MHz MRF89XAM8A and 915 MHz MRF89XAM9A transceiver modules accelerate design cycles by removing the complexity of designing RF circuitry and the cost of obtaining agency certification....

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