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FTDI Unveils USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Host Controller IC

November 16, 2012 4:59 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has strengthened its portfolio of USB semiconductor solutions, with the release of the FT313H host controller IC. This feature-rich device supports USB 2.0 hi-speed (480 Mbits/s), as well as full-speed (12 Mbit/s) and low-speed (1.5 M bit/s) implementations.

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Logic PD Reduces the Boot Time for Battery-Powered Devices

September 5, 2012 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Logic PD has made a significant advancement toward meeting the demand for instant-on devices. The company announced today that it has developed proprietary software that enables Logic PD’s System on Module (SOM) customers to power on devices faster than ever before. Now, Logic PD’s SOM customers can reduce the boot time required for battery-powered devices to less than 1 second.

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Breakthrough Battery Technology For Redefining Smartphone and Tablet Design

July 5, 2012 12:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

IPS Showcases Paper-thin, Non-Flammable Battery Technology for Consumer Devices Infinite Power Solutions announced it has successfully demonstrated a new battery technology to replace conventional lithium-ion batteries and redefine the design of smart phones, tablets and other consumer devices by enabling thinner form factors and better performance.

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First Multi-Cell, Multi-Chemistry Battery Gas Gauge for Lithium Batteries

July 2, 2012 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced the first in a family of multi-chemistry, multi-cell battery management gas gauge circuits with TI’s proprietary Impedance Track™ capacity measurement technology. The bq34z100 power management chip is the first gas gauge in the industry to support a wide range of lithium-ion and lithium iron phosphate chemistries in 2- to 16-cell battery packs, extending battery run-time in applications like medical instruments, power tools, e-bikes and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).

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Zinc-Air Battery System Surpasses Industry Benchmark for Off-Grid Energy Source

June 12, 2012 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Safe and Non-Polluting Portable Power System Utilizing Zinc-Air Battery Technology Exceeds 72 Hour Off-Grid Energy Needs for Mission Critical, Emergency Applications QuantumSphere, Inc. (QSI) today announced the availability of its MetAirTM Ranger series for on-demand back-up power in off-grid and emergency applications.

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ESK 300 Starter Kit Offers Cost-effective, Batteryless Wireless Technology

June 4, 2012 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnOcean has announced its new ESK 300 starter kit which offers a speedy, simple and cost-effective approach to batteryless wireless technology. The starter kit includes a variety of energy converters and modules enabling the effortless creation of energy-autonomous wireless sensors. Using the kit, EnOcean OEM partners will be able to break into new application areas for energy harvesting technology - ranging from building automation through smart homes and smart metering to industry and logistics.

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Front Terminal Battery Offers Additional Power Supply

May 30, 2012 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys has improved safety and ease of maintenance in meeting the power demands for uninterruptable power supply (UPS) applications with the introduction of the DataSafe 12HX680F-FR front terminal battery. A valve-regulated, lead-acid (VRLA) battery, the DataSafe 12HX680F-FR is a 12-volt, 680-WPC model complements the existing 16-volt models available at 550, 800 and 925 WPC, which enables coverage of a wide range of KVAs and run times in a selection of front-terminal batteries for UPS applications.

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24 Volt Power Converter/Battery Charger

May 15, 2012 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Progressive Dynamics introduces the new 24 volt power converter/battery charger in 25 amp and 40 amp configurations with built-in, patented 4-stage charging system.  This power converter is suited for specialty vehicles and stationary applications including battery charging for buses, shuttle buses, local refrigeration delivery trucks, display vans, emergency vehicles, communication trucks, over-the-road trucks with sleeper cabs and solar energy.

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EM Microelectronic Announces New UHF Battery-Assisted Passive

March 28, 2012 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The EM4325 is ideal for real-time monitoring of perishables or as an EPC™ Gen2 RFID interface or modem for embedded applications EM Microelectronic has announced the EM4325, a versatile and multipurpose, battery-assisted passive (BAP) RFID chip with integrated temperature sensor. This facilitates the expansion of established UHF RFID applications by offering longer read range, increased communication robustness and more configuration options and interface capabilities for auxiliary functions.

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CoinPower Family of Rechargeable Li-Ion Cells Boast High Energy Density and Extended Battery Life

February 2, 2012 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery GmbH has announced a new line of rechargeable Lithium ion batteries. The new CoinPower family of cells deliver 3.7V with available capacities ranging from 40mAh to 80mAh at 1C rate. The smallest cell measures only 12mm in diameter, 5mm in height and weighs in at a mere 1.4 grams.

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Genius DX-Eco Battery-less Mouse Charges in Three Minutes

January 24, 2012 11:11 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Genius DX-Eco is a wireless mouse that doesn't use batteries and can recharge in just three minutes. Removing the need for planet-killing disposable batteries or time-wasting rechargeables, the Genius DX-Eco uses a built-in gold capacitor instead. Genius claims that this gold capacitor will hold enough charge for "a full day's use" and just takes three minutes for a complete recharge.

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Small Two Piece Battery Connectors with Two Way Insertion

January 17, 2012 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Due to popular demand, Yokowo’s two piece battery connectors has expanded and now will include a compact version. Featuring two less blades than the original 6-blade type, the new 4 blade model is designed to also allow for flexibility for both horizontal and vertical blade insertion. The compact size has also resulted in a reduction in pitch (from 3mm to 2.

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BLE SoC Promises Increased Battery Life, Consumes 33 Percent Less Power

January 10, 2012 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced its new CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC), aimed at Bluetooth Smart sensor applications for consumer medical, sports and fitness, security, entertainment and home automation. The SoC offers a 33 percent reduction in power consumption compared to TI's previous-generation CC2540 SoC when transmitting at 1 milliwatt output power, while maintaining robust RF performance.

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Compact Lithium-Ion Battery-Charging Control IC Supporting USB Charging

December 1, 2011 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. Used in a wide range of portable equipment, from cell phones to digital still cameras, media players, personal navigation devices, and tablet PCs, lithium-ion batteries have a high energy density and can contribute to equipment miniaturization.

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Lithium-Ion Battery-Charging Control IC Supports USB Charging

December 1, 2011 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. In addition to the full complement of protection features necessary for portable equipment, including battery overvoltage protection and charging timers, the new IC includes functions that implement the charging profiles stipulated by JEITA, which allow the R2A20055NS IC to implement safe charging control.

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