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Lithium Battery Gliders for 10 mm to 24 mm Cells

December 14, 2009 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices (MPD) has released a whole new category of battery holders for lithium coin cell batteries. "Gliders" are a hybrid type combining the low cost of retainers with higher reliability than regular coin cell battery holders. They are particularly suitable for hand-held consumer and medical products, electronic cards, electronic toll tags, single-use devices, alarm systems, main boards, PND's and RFID.

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Low Power Cryptographic Battery Authentication IC with SHA-256

October 8, 2009 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation introduces its AT88SA100S ultra low-cost, cryptographic battery authentication IC for mobile-phones, cameras, portable power tools, and other battery-powered applications. The AT88SA100S CrytpoAuthentication™ IC is believed to be the only battery authentication IC that uses a SHA-256 cryptographic engine and a 256-bit key that cannot be cracked using brute force methods.

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20 V P-Channel MOSFET Enables Longer Battery Life in Portable Applications

October 8, 2009 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor brings designers of cell phones, medical, portable and consumer applications one of the industry's lowest RDS(ON) (75m at -4.5V) 20V P-Channel MOSFET in a 1 mm x 1 mm WL-CSP package. The FDZ371PZ is designed with Fairchild's proprietary PowerTrench® process technology.

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Development in Progress for New Lightweight Battery for Electric Cars

September 14, 2009 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

VAN BUREN TWP., Mich., /PRNewswire/ -- Ricardo, Inc., the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc, has announced that the award of $2.1 million (GBP1.3m) of funding has been made by the UK Technology Strategy Board to a consortium led by advanced battery manufacturer Axeon and including Ricardo, which will develop a new lightweight battery for use in electric small city cars, improving their performance, functionality and range....

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EnerSys Chosen for Quality Leadership 100 for Excellence in Battery Manufacturing Quality

August 26, 2009 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Landing 29th on the list, the EnerSys® battery manufacturing facility in Hays, KS was recognized among the “2009 Quality Leadership 100” for its focus on quality manufacturing by Quality Magazine™. This year, there were more than 800 companies that applied. "We work rigorously on building quality into our processes to produce batteries specialized for Reserve Power applications....

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Supervisory Circuits Extend Battery Life in Portable Electronics

August 26, 2009 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX16056-MAX16059, ultra-low-power microprocessor supervisory circuits that monitor a single system supply voltage. These devices consume an industry-low 125nA supply current to extend battery life in power-sensitive applications. Additionally, the devices feature capacitor-adjustable watchdog (MAX16056/MAX16058) and reset timeouts to maximize design flexibility....

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RF Chips Extend Battery Life up to 25%

May 26, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor ASA is previewing its next generation ANT wireless single chip solutions - the nRF24AP2 family - including the first two products that will form part of the new range. The single-channel nRF24AP2 (nRF24AP2-1CH) will be a cost optimized product suitable for a wide range of simple wireless sensor applications from bike cadence up to heart rate and blood glucose monitoring.

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Mobile I/O Expander and QWERTY Keypad Controller Enables up to 50 Percent Longer Battery Life for Portable Electronics

May 13, 2009 8:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduces the ADP5588 mobile I/O expander and QWERTY keypad controller with ambient light sensing for smart portable devices that require a large keypad matrix and expanded I/O lines. The ADP5588 integrates keypad scanning, de-bouncing and interrupt generation, resulting in reduced processor I/Os and loading....

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Bluetooth Solution Improves Battery Life by Up to 30 Minutes

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR has collaborated with Intel Corporation to redesign how its integrated Bluetooth chips interacts with a laptop PC. Laptops employing the new technology from CSR and Intel will save up to 1W, providing Intel-based laptops with up to an extra 30 minutes of battery life. Bluetooth Advanced Power Management (APM) can now be designed into Intel mobile processor-based laptops....

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Dual-Channel LDO Regulator Suits Battery-Powered Applications

May 6, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel’s MIC5331/32/33 dual channel micro-power LDO regulator suits today’s power-hungry, battery-powered electronics, including mobile phones, PDAs, MP3 players, digital cameras, and handheld instruments. The device consumes a maximum of 40μA with both outputs enabled. The 2 mm 2 MLF-packaged device integrates two low-quiescent-current 300 mA LDOs and up to two power-on reset circuits with very small ceramic output capacitors to reduc...

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Low Voltage MCUs Doubles Battery Life for Battery-powered Products

April 11, 2008 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. has released a family of microcontrollers (MCUs) capable of operating down to 0.9 V, enabling portable devices to derive power from a single-cell battery for the first time. The C8051F9xx family’s 8-bit architecture with an integrated high-efficiency DC/DC boost converter, which can supply up to 65 mW of power for both internal MCU use and to drive other components, creates a true single-cell battery system solutio...

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Integrated Modules Offer Longer Battery Life

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. announces its highly-integrated model TQM6M4028U and model TQM613027 modules for low cost GSM and CDMA handsets in emerging markets. The TQM6M4028U is a dual-band GSM Tx module for use in the Americas, and the TQM613027 is a high-efficiency PA-duplexer module for CDMA cellular-band applications....

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Portable Audio CODEC Doubles Battery Life

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leadis Technology, Inc. unveils its family of audio CODECs that incorporate advanced FM transmitters and its Gmax audio amplifier technology which increases power efficiency, maintains best-in-class SNR, and it extends battery life in portable audio applications. The LDS9350, LDS9302, LDS9302L and LDS9200 models are well suited for smart mobile phone, MP3/PMP (portable media player), portable gaming, GPS/PND (personal navigation device) and...

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Getting Around the Technical Issues with Battery-assisted UHF RFID Tags

March 11, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Simon Müller, EM Microelectronic Marin SA One way to overcome the read sensitivity limitation of passive tags is to add a battery to supply the IC. The RF signal is now only used to carry the information not to supply the IC. Of particular interest are the so-called battery-assisted passive (BAP) tags, also known as semi-passive tags....

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