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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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Low-end Microcontrollers for Wi-Fi Clients

November 1, 2005 9:57 am | by Ajay Jadhav | Product Releases | Comments

The market for low-end processors in Wi-Fi client stations is a target of opportunity as standards solidify and points of presence become conveniently accessible. Glossary of Acronyms AP — Access Point BSS — Basic Service Set ESS — Extended Service Set GPIO — General-Purpose Input/Output ...

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Power Management Integrated Circuits

October 3, 2005 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduces the TC1303/TC1304 and TC1313 series of power management integrated circuits that combine a synchronous buck switching regulator, low dropout regulator (LDO) and power-good function into single-chip components. These five devices offer low-power and low-cost advantages for a variety of battery-operated and dual-output-voltage systems....

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Standalone Li-ion Battery Chargers

September 2, 2005 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduces the LTC4065 and LTC4065A, fully integrated standalone linear battery chargers that can charge a single-cell Li-ion battery up to 750 mA without overheating the device or surrounding components. These ICs offer timer termination, recharge, trickle charge, and C/10 detection and are housed in a 6-lead 2 × 2 mm DFN package....

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USB/AC Battery Charger and Power Management IC

September 2, 2005 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor introduces a small, single-chip, dual-input USB/AC battery charger and power management integrated circuit (IC) that safely charges and maintains single-cell Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) and Lithium-Polymer (Li-Polymer) batteries. The LM3658 features a termination accuracy of 1.5% that extends battery life, making it well suited for a variety of portable devices including personal digital assistants, MP3 players, digital stil...

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Software-vontrolled Power Management IC

September 2, 2005 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech introduces the SC900, an I 2 C software-controlled power management device incorporating five individual, ultra-low dropout (ULDO) regulators in a 4 mm × 4 mm package. The SC900 adds the flexibility of I2C bus control so designers can quickly modify up to five common use, low dropout regulator requirements often present in battery-operated designs....

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Battery Management and Protection ICs

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor announces two battery-charging products for portable electronics: a single-cell USB/AC charger and a charge control and protection circuit for embedded Lithium-Ion and Lithium-polymer batteries. Appropriate for cellular phones, PDAs and handheld instrumentation, these tiny devices require few external components and support up to 1....

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Triple Output Controllers

February 25, 2005 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech announces the SC2441, a very low input voltage, two-phase synchronous step-down controller with an integrated step-up converter. The dual-phase, step-down controller can be configured to supply two individually controlled and regulated 20 A outputs, 180 degrees out-of-phase or, alternatively, the two phases can be interleaved into one low-ripple 40 A output....

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