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Precise Sourcing and Measurement Necessary for Advanced Battery Drain Analysis and Functional Test

June 22, 2010 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces the addition of two source measure units (SMUs) to its N6700 Series Modular Power Systems -- the N6781A 2-quadrant source measure unit for battery drain analysis and the N6782A 2-quadrant source measure unit for functional test. The new SMUs offer advanced sourcing and measurement capabilities required for the testing challenges associated with battery-powered devices and their components....

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Switch-Mode Battery Chargers with Programmable JEITA Support for High System Safety

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Microelectronics has expanded its third-generation programmable battery charger integrated circuit (IC) family for single-cell Li-Ion, Li-Polymer, and Li-FePO4 powered systems. The SMB328A and SMB328B integrate the largest feature set in the industry, including compatibility with all relevant industry standards:  USB 2.

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Radio and Modules Provide Extremely Low Receive Current for Longer Battery Life in Wireless Sensor Networks and Metering Communications

June 8, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced from the Embedded Systems Conference in Chicago the new MRF89XA transceiver with extremely low receive current of 3 mA for longer battery life in 868, 915 and 950 MHz Sub-GHz wireless networks. The 868 MHz MRF89XAM8A and 915 MHz MRF89XAM9A transceiver modules accelerate design cycles by removing the complexity of designing RF circuitry and the cost of obtaining agency certification....

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Low Power Wireless MCU Addresses Battery-Operated Home Automation Systems

April 8, 2010 1:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduces the industry's lowest power single-chip wireless microcontrollers (MCUs). The Si10xx wireless MCU family addresses the power and RF requirements of battery-operated home automation systems, smart meters, in-home utility monitors and security systems. The Si10xx wireless MCUs combine a 25 MHz 8051 core, EZRadioPRO® sub-GHz RF transceiver, up to 64 kB of flash and up to 12-bit ADC — all in a compact 5 mm x 7 mm package.

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MTM-E™ Enables Small, High-Performance Handsets with Longer Battery Life

April 8, 2010 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rayspan® Corporation announces the availability of RAYSPAN® MTM-E™ solutions for long-term evolution (LTE). MTM-E™ is the only antenna solution that can support six or more bands operating from 698 MHz to 960 MHz in the low band and 1710 to 2170 MHz as well as 2.6 GHz in the high band without requiring any switching elements or matching circuits.

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Micro Power Awarded Patent for Battery Charger Technology

March 3, 2010 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Beaverton, Ore., -- Micro Power Electronics, Inc., the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, announced that the U.S. Patent Office awarded it a patent covering a battery charger configuration to reduce thermal conduction. The newly issued U.S. Patent No. 7,576,513 describes a method for separating a housing containing circuit charging components from a housing containing battery charging contacts and a...

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Battery Holders that Take a Battering

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced battery-operated wireless devices require cost-effective power management systems that are miniaturized, robust and reliable. By Tom Blaha, Memory Protection Devices Figure 1. Glider-style holders. These low profile, nickel-plated phosphor bronze retainers secure a wide range of coin cells from ML-414 (4 mm) to larger CR-2430 (24 mm)....

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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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