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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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Battery-free Wireless Communication Technology for Sense and Control Applications

November 15, 2007 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announces open standard, easy-to-install wireless communications devices for sensor applications that can operate without power cabling or a battery. These new wireless communication devices leverage three key technologies that enable it to operate in a battery-free environment without cabling....

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Battery-Operated Bench Top Power Supply

August 10, 2007 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

R & R Technologies, Inc. announces its PS-1 portable bench top power supply with built-in rechargeable batteries that allows the testing of low-power circuits without cord or power-main limitations. This power supply can be used to set up long-term tests that are less susceptible to test-stopping power outages or glitches than corded power supplies....

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Fully Engineered Battery and Power System

June 21, 2007 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

OceanServer Technology, Inc. introduces a patented, fully engineered battery and power system that lets designers add smart, rechargeable Li-Ion battery back-up power as an OEM component to virtually any type of electronic and electromechanical equipment. The Intelligent Battery and Power System™ serves as a complete AC/DC power supply and provides clean, regulated DC, sourced from Li-Ion battery packs, an AC wall outlet or any external...

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DC/DC Converters Extend Battery Life

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products MXIM) has introduced the MAX8581/MAX8582 high-efficiency, step-down DC/DC converters that can continuously deliver 600 mA. Available in a 9mm2 package, these devices integrate a 65 mΩ bypass FET. During high-power transmission, this bypass FET connects the power amplifier (PA) directly to the battery with a dropout of 33 mV at 500 mA, thus minimizing power loss at the inductor and allowing minimal battery vol...

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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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