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Wireless Headset Reference Design Delivers Extended Battery Operation

June 10, 2011 5:49 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments, an industry leader in highly integrated wireless connectivity solutions, introduced the second device in the family of PurePath Wireless audio products for consumer, portable and high-end audio applications. The 2.4 GHz CC8530 radio frequency (RF) system-on-chip transmits uncompressed wireless audio over a robust RF link, and supports digital streaming for up to four audio channels.

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Battery Charging IC Improves Device Efficiency

June 6, 2011 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The small strips of solar cells seen in the front panels of today’s small portable consumer, healthcare and security devices are set to become a more valuable source of free energy with help from a new battery charging IC from STMicroelectronics, a global leader serving a spectrum of electronics applications.

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Micro PMIC Targets Li-Ion battery apps

May 10, 2011 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has introduced the AS3605, a highly integrated power management integrated circuit (PMIC) designed specifically for portable devices powered by a single-cell Li-Ion battery. The device integrates seven low dropout regulators (LDOs), a DC/DC converter, a complete battery charger, LED backlight driver and an audio power amplifier on one die.

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Geo-Magnetic Modules Extend Battery Life and Boost Accuracy in Mobile Compassing Applications

April 19, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new generation of geo-magnetic modules. The ultra-low-power device addresses advanced navigation and location-based services in portable consumer applications by integrating high-resolution three-axis sensing of linear and magnetic motion in a 5 x 5 x 1mm package....

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LI-ION Battery Holders with Wire Leads for “18650” Batteries

April 11, 2011 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduces two new battery holders which accept 3.7 volt Lithium Ion 18650 rechargeable batteries with PCM. The holder also accepts two CR2/3A lithium batteries in series connection for 6 volts output. The model numbers for the holders are BH-18650-W and BH-18650-PC. These are designed for use in consumer, industrial and communication products where durability is of paramount importance....

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Battery-Free Wireless Sensor System Monitors Busbars and Busways

March 30, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

FREIBURG, Germany -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- qNODE is a wireless condition monitoring sensor and Micropelt’s solution to increasing both operating safety and power availability in 24/7 production environments. The Freiburg, Germany, based leader in thermal energy harvesting has co-developed the self-powered temperature monitoring sensor with Schneider Electric, the French leader in medium and low voltage electrical power distribution....

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LDOs Double the Power Rejection of Competing Devices to Improve Portable and Battery-Powered Equipment Performance

January 25, 2011 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

NORWOOD, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced two low-quiescent-current LDOs (low-dropout linear regulators) that deliver outstanding supply-rejection performance to help battery-operated portable equipment run longer and more efficiently. The new ADP124 and ADP125 LDOs have excellent PSRR (power-supply-rejection ratio) performance of 60 dB at 100 kHz, which is twice that of the nearest competing LDOs, and ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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