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Step-down Power Converter

December 27, 2006 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. announces the SC250 and SC251, members of a DC/DC step-down (buck) power converter family designed to improve battery life by providing adaptive DC power control in CDMA and WCDMA handsets. CDMA and WCDMA handsets experience wide swings in power consumption based upon their distance from a base station....

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Option Offers More flexible Battery-life Testing

October 19, 2006 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announces the TETRA Energy Economy Mode (EEM) option for the Aeroflex 3900 series analog and digital radio test sets. The new TETRA EEM option enables more flexible battery-life testing for developers, operators and users of TETRA handheld mobile radios who need to prove their design and quantify or qualify battery-life performance claims....

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Technology Optimized for Battery-powered Devices Requiring Extensive Autonomy

August 14, 2006 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Coronis, a supplier of ultra-low-power and long-range wireless solutions, announces that its Wavenis technology has been integrated into new products by Data Health System (DHS) of Nîmes, France, that automatically detect when people fall. Initially targeted for use in retirement homes, the Ynolis product line includes a fleet of “detection bracelets” connected to a central alarm unit via an ultra-low-power and long-range wireless network b...

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Digital Signal Controllers

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduces a family of 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) for common, multi-loop switch-mode power supplies (SMPSs) and other power-conversion applications. The dsPIC30F1010 and dsPIC30F2020/2023 (dsPIC30F202X) DSCs have a high-speed, one nanosecond resolution PWM, two million sample per second (MSPS) and 10-bit A/D converter onboard for low latency and high-resolution control....

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Battery-Backup Controller

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dallas Semiconductor has introduced the DS3600, a comprehensive secure battery-backup controller for data protection in point-of-sale terminals. The DS3600 provides active tamper detection and rapid-erasure key memory. It supports FIPS-140 security levels 3 and 4, and it meets the highest requirements of Common Criteria....

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Batteryless/Wireless Security Solution

July 10, 2006 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnOcean has partnered with Ad Hoc Electronics to enable its self-powered magnetic proximity sensor for retro-fit security installations. The combination of Ad Hoc’s new LVRX-4 low-voltage relay receiver and the STM250 system enables home and building owners to enhance their existing entry/exit security equipment using reliable wireless, battery-free sensors....

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Power Management Chip

June 5, 2006 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is meeting the increasing demands to power new features in today's smart mobile devices with this highly integrated power management and user interface (PMUI) chip. With this single-chip device, designers can optimize system power and drive a variety of powerful audio and multimedia features in products such as 3G phones, mobile gaming units and portable media players....

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Stand-alone Li-Ion Battery Charger

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3552-1, an efficient, compact power-management device for handheld applications. The LTC3552-1 includes a stand-alone Li-Ion battery charger and a high-efficiency dual synchronous buck regulator housed in a low-profile 3 × 5 mm DFN package. The linear battery charger can deliver up to 950 mA charge current from a wall adapter supply, or up to 500 mA charge current from a USB supply....

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Bias Controllers

May 8, 2006 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the AX11014/MAX11015 ICs that set and control bias conditions for dual MESFET power devices found in point-to-point communication and other microwave base stations. The MAX11014 integrates closed-loop drain-current control for class A MESFET amplifier operation, while the MAX11015 sets the MESFET gate voltage for class AB operation....

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AVR Microcontrollers

February 2, 2006 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation announces three 14-pin tinyAVR® products, which have been added to the AVR family of flash microcontrollers. All three devices are pin compatible, differing only in the size of flash, EEPROM and SRAM memory. ATtiny24 has 2 kB of self-programmable flash memory, whereas ATtiny44 and ATtiny84 have 4 kB and 8 kB, respectively....

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4-Channel Power Management Unit

December 8, 2005 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation announces its AT73C239, a 4x Power Supply Power Management Unit (PMU) available in a QFN 3 × 3 mm package. The AT73C239 integrates three channels of high-accuracy power supply compatible with RF and Analog sections and one very Low Drop Out (LDO) Low Power regulator for backup battery/capacitor recharging....

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NiMH/NiCd Fast Battery Charger

December 8, 2005 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4010, a complete NiMH/NiCd battery charger product that requires no microcontroller or firmware programming. The LTC4010 includes charge initiation, monitoring, protection, charge termination and constant current control circuitry for a fast, autonomous charger device....

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Second Generation Power Management Devices

December 8, 2005 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor introduces its second generation Power Manager II devices along with details of the first device available, the ispPAC®— POWR1220AT8. The Power Manager II family is a functional superset of the company’s earlier ispPAC Power Manager mixed-signal devices that provide a complete power management product for printed circuit boards (PCBs) through an optimized set of programmable digital and analog functions....

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General Purpose Power Management Controller

December 8, 2005 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor launches a general purpose device for use as a core building block in power management sub-systems in portable electronics equipment, audio players, cellular handsets and digital cameras. The DA9025 power management controller takes a system level approach to managing the multiple power domains and voltage requirements of lithium powered portable applications, integrating a number of functions and interfacing directly w...

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Smart Battery Chip and Development Tool

November 1, 2005 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation announces the ATAVRSB100, a smart battery development kit. The ATAVRSB100 is based on the company’s ATmega406, an integrated single-chip smart battery AVR® device, targeting Lithium Ion batteries for laptop computers, medical equipment and portable instrumentation. It demonstrates the smart battery monitoring and protection capabilities while reducing the time to market for new smart battery designs....

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