Single-Cell LED and Motor Timer-Controllers Simplify Design of AA/AAA Battery-Operated Electronic Appliances

November 19, 2010 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation announced the newest devices in its sub-1 V mixed-signal LED and motor timer-controller platform for easy, fast and cost-effective design of small, light weight, ultra-low power, battery-operated electronic appliances. The new SX8120 and SX8121 devices operate intrinsically at 0....

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ARM® Cortex™-M3-based Microcontrollers with Advanced Flash Memory Technology

November 18, 2010 9:36 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) introduces the initial offerings of the Fujitsu FM3 MCU family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex™-M3 CPU core. The High-Performance MB9BF500/400/300/100 and Basic MB9AF100 Series are the first products from the Fujitsu FM3 family and are targeted at high-performance motor-control applications in industrial automation and consumer appliances....

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High Voltage Three-Phase Motor Driver Family Targeted at Variable Speed Motor Controllers

November 17, 2010 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces a high voltage three-phase motor driver family in a small package that minimizes board space and expands the use of inverter technology (variable speed control) in low power motor drivers. Allegro’s new SX68000M series is targeted at the white good appliance and industrial markets....

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Compact, Board Mount 4W, AC/DC Power Supplies

November 16, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-04 series is a family of single and dual output 4W AC/DC power supplies. These low cost, modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and miniature PCB mount packaging. Eleven standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 264 VAC, providing tightly regulated outputs of 3.

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Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers with USB OTG

November 16, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ColdFire+ MCF51Jx portfolio, available from Freescale, is defined by two families that scale from 32 KB to 128 KB of flash with innovative FlexMemory, configurable embedded EEPROM. Featuring ultra-low-power capabilities and available in small 5 x 5mm footprint packages, the MCF51Jx family also offers a rich combination of additive peripherals including USB On-the-GO (OTG), a serial audio interface, high-accuracy analog, hardware encrypt...

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USB-Compliant, Li-Ion Battery Switching Charger Shortens Charge Time and Reduces Heat

November 16, 2010 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

When charging a single-cell or parallel-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery through a USB port or AC/DC adaptor, designers need a solution that provides faster charge times and overcomes the thermal issues associated with the linear charger solutions in use today. To meet this need, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FAN5400 family of USB-compliant, Li-Ion switching chargers with USB On-The-Go (USB-OTG) capabilities....

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First RF Energy Harvesting Kit Enables Battery-Free, Perpetually Powered Wireless Applications

October 27, 2010 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. and Powercast Corporation announced the Lifetime Power® Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors featuring PIC® microcontrollers with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology. This kit, composed of a 3W Powercaster™ transmitter as the power source, two P2110 Powerharvester® receiver evaluation boards, two custom-designed wireless sensor boards, the XLP 16-bit Development Board pre-loaded with jointly deve...

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Narrow Profile CR2032 Battery Retainer

October 26, 2010 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices’ (MPD) newest edition to the retainer family is a narrow profile version, P/N BK-913 for 20 mm diameter batteries. Offering a 23% narrower width than other competing designs and weighing 0.8 grams is just the beginning of its benefits. The very low cost of the BK-913 retainer make it particularly suitable for greeting cards, consumer products, electronic toll tags, single-use devices, RFID other price sensitive app...

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Royalty-free RTOS Now Available for Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers

October 26, 2010 8:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic, Inc. announced ThreadX® RTOS support of Energy Micro’s Cortex™-M3-based EFM®32 microcontroller (MCU) family. Designed for small footprint, demanding real-time control, the ThreadX RTOS is a perfect match for the EFM32 Gecko, which targets energy-sensitive real-time control applications including energy, water, and gas metering, building automation, alarm and security, and portable medical/fitness equipment.

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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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