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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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Battery-Backup Controller

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dallas Semiconductor has introduced the DS3600, a comprehensive secure battery-backup controller for data protection in point-of-sale terminals. The DS3600 provides active tamper detection and rapid-erasure key memory. It supports FIPS-140 security levels 3 and 4, and it meets the highest requirements of Common Criteria....

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Batteryless/Wireless Security Solution

July 10, 2006 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnOcean has partnered with Ad Hoc Electronics to enable its self-powered magnetic proximity sensor for retro-fit security installations. The combination of Ad Hoc’s new LVRX-4 low-voltage relay receiver and the STM250 system enables home and building owners to enhance their existing entry/exit security equipment using reliable wireless, battery-free sensors....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Battery Charger

September 2, 2003 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduces the LTC4002, a standalone switch-mode Li-Ion battery charger with an operating supply as high as 24 V. Low 4.7V input supply and low dropout operation of the IC guarantees continuous charging of 4.2 V Li-Ion batteries from 5 V wall adapters. For safety and autonomous charge control, the LTC4002 includes features such as automatic shutdown, battery preconditioning, battery temperature sensing, end-of-charge indic...

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