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ICs protect Lithium-ion Battery Packs

November 22, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

SII's lithium-ion rechargeable battery protection ICs protect lithium-ion battery packs from overcharge, over-discharge and over-current. High-accuracy voltage detectors and delay circuits are included. The S-8205A/B and S-8211E Series feature a high accuracy voltage detection circuit and a delay circuit, making it possible for users to monitor the status of a 1 cell (S-8211E) or 4/5 (S-8205A/B) cell lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack.

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Dual-Interface Memory Uses Energy Harvesting to Enable True Battery-Free System Design

November 7, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics is taking the first step to extending its family of RFID/NFC wireless memory ICs with a new 16-Kbit device that can also harvest enough energy to enable small electronic items using it to become completely battery-free electronic applications. Energy harvesting converts energy captured from the surrounding environment into electrical energy to powering small systems.

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Custom Battery Contacts

November 7, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interplex Sunbelt Inc., a world class supplier of precision components and assemblies and a division of Interplex Industries, Inc. announced today that it will be featuring custom battery contacts at the upcoming Medica show in Dusseldorf, Germany on November 16-19, 2011. “Interplex Sunbelt has manufactured millions of custom battery contacts for the most demanding applications,” said Robert Koppel, president of Interplex Sunbelt.

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Two-Piece Battery Connector Features Two-Way Insertion Capability

October 27, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokowo’s new two piece battery connector allows both horizontal and vertical blade insertion, as well as increased flexibility in designs. For reliability, the receptacle side features dual beam contact in both insertion directions. Two tabs are uniquely fitted on the receptacle to provide a secure grip around the blade upon insertion.

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Two Piece Battery Connectors with Two Way Insertion

October 12, 2011 11:18 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Yokowo’s new two piece battery connector allows both horizontal and vertical blade insertion, as well as increased flexibility in designs. For reliability, the receptacle side features dual beam contact in both insertion directions. Two tabs are uniquely fitted on the receptacle to provide a secure grip around the blade upon insertion.

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PMIC Devices Target Li-Ion Battery Based Mobile Products

October 10, 2011 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announced two new members of its Power Management IC (PMIC) family. According to the company, these devices feature essential power management building blocks and flexibility to provide a complete power solution for the next generation of tablets, media players and portable gaming consoles.

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Battery Power - A Breakthrough Technology

August 11, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Larry Nembhard, Engineer Manager – Keystone Electronics Battery power has seen remarkable expansion with the introduction of a score of portable devices for business, industry, medicine, personal and recreational uses together with lighter, smaller, higher-powered cells. Add to these smaller battery low discharge rates which deliver higher capacity.

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World's Smallest Real-Time Clock with Embedded Crystal Saves Space and Optimizes Battery Life

July 27, 2011 6:15 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

As miniaturization continues to be a key goal for designers of high-tech gadgets, STMicroelectronics has announced the world’s smallest combined crystal and real-time clock (RTC) IC for time, calendar and alarm functions. ST has combined the world’s smallest real-time clock die and a matched oscillator crystal in the same package size as the smallest crystal-only devices on the market today, to deliver the world’s smallest integrated RTC/crystal, measuring only 3.

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Fairchild Semiconductor’s Class-G Headphone and Class-D Speaker Amplifiers Help Audio Designers Balance Audio Power Versus Battery Life

July 19, 2011 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designers of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets/multimedia internet devices (MID), and portable media players, are faced with the challenge of making the small speakers in their devices sound louder and better, while minimizing impact on battery life. To meet this challenge, Fairchild developed the FAB1200 stereo Class-G ground-referenced headphone amplifier with integrated buck converter, as well as the FAB2200 audio subsystem ...

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Fairchild Semiconductor’s Class-G Headphone and Class-D Speaker Amplifiers Help Audio Designers Balance Audio Power Versus Battery Life

July 19, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designers of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets/multimedia internet devices (MID), and portable media players, are faced with the challenge of making the small speakers in their devices sound louder and better, while minimizing impact on battery life. To meet this challenge, Fairchild developed the FAB1200 stereo Class-G ground-referenced headphone amplifier with integrated buck converter, as well as the FAB2200 audio subsystem with stereo Class-G headphone amplifier and 1.

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Wireless Audio Reference Design Operates 40+ hours on one 1.2V AA NiMH Battery

June 21, 2011 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

HiWave Technologies, a provider of electronic and transducer solutions for audio and haptic touch, announces a wireless audio reference design and demonstration platform based on its ultra-efficient amplifier capable of delivering 13W burst power into 8 Ohms. At normal listening volume, 73dB sound press level at 1 metre, a single 1.

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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....

LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | Power, Batteries | Power, Battery

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