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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Smart Battery Monitoring

February 25, 2005 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel announces the ATmega406, a high-voltage technology AVR microcontroller implementing full 2 to 4 cell Lithium Ion smart battery monitoring and protection on a single chip. To enable the ATmega406 to be powered directly from a 2-, 3- or 4-cell Li-ion configuration, the device includes an on-chip voltage regulator allowing the device to be powered from 4 to 25 V....

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Battery Charger and Regulator

January 31, 2005 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LTC4063, a small standalone single-cell Li-Ion linear battery charger that also provides a regulated output voltage for system supply. The integrated low dropout (LDO) linear regulator can deliver up to 100 mA and is adjustable from 1.2 to 4.2 V. The LDO is powered from the battery and regulates the output voltage without interruption when the input supply (wall adapter or USB) is removed....

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Security Engine Controllers

December 23, 2004 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interpeak announced the integration of their IPsec solution and Freescale Semiconductor's ColdFire and PowerQUICC hardware security engine controllers (SEC). IPsec is the IETF standard for secure IP communication over the Internet, and comprises a set of protocols that encrypt and authenticate all IP packets....

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Datasheet for Power Management Processes

August 30, 2004 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

PolarFab announces an datasheet on the company's 0.5-micron, 40 V BCD/Power BiCMOS technology, the PBC4 process, available on 6 inches and 8 inches and suitable for power management applications. The datasheet outlines typical uses for the PBC4 process, including its use in 5 V CMOS and a range of 12 to 40 V LDMOS devices, as well as for all power IC applications at or below 40 V....

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Featured Technology Designing Smart Phone Power Management Systems

April 1, 2004 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

New 3.xG smart phones combine the traditional 2G cellular phone with PDA-like features. Such diverse functionality requires numerous components, most of which have differing power parameters. Therefore, smart, power management is no longer an option — it's a requirement. By Jeff Falin Cellular phone technology has come a long way since the days of the huge, clunky "bag" phones or those phones that were tethered to the car ba...

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6-Volt VRLA Battery for High Rate Discharge Applications

February 2, 2004 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys expands its DataSafe NPX line of VRLA batteries with the addition of the NPX 35-6 battery for applications which require high power for short intervals. The battery provides 30% more power than conventional batteries with an equivalent footprint and voltage and was designed to meet the high energy needs of a wide range of UPS and general electronics applications....

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