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High Density Discrete Solutions for Energy-Efficient DC-DC Automotive Applications

November 11, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® introduced the AUIRS2191S 600V driver IC and AUIRGP50B60PD1 600V non-punch-through (NPT) insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) for use in energy-efficient DC-DC automotive applications. The new devices feature fast switching speed and high power density making them well suited for use in high frequency DC-DC applications including high power DC-DC SMPS converters used in electric and hybrid electric vehic...

VPX boards Offer Xilinx Virtex®-6 FPGAs for Demanding Military and Avionics Applications

November 2, 2010 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek, Inc. today unveiled the first in a family of ruggedized boards for high-performance military and avionics applications utilizing the industry’s most advanced FPGA technology. Pentek’s 53xxx Cobalt™ board family incorporates Xilinx’s Virtex-6 FPGAs for on-board signal processing, delivering digital sampling rates to 1 GHz in a compact 3U VPX form factor....

First RF Energy Harvesting Kit Enables Battery-Free, Perpetually Powered Wireless Applications

October 27, 2010 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. and Powercast Corporation announced the Lifetime Power® Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors featuring PIC® microcontrollers with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology. This kit, composed of a 3W Powercaster™ transmitter as the power source, two P2110 Powerharvester® receiver evaluation boards, two custom-designed wireless sensor boards, the XLP 16-bit Development Board pre-loaded with jointly deve...


Narrow Profile CR2032 Battery Retainer

October 26, 2010 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices’ (MPD) newest edition to the retainer family is a narrow profile version, P/N BK-913 for 20 mm diameter batteries. Offering a 23% narrower width than other competing designs and weighing 0.8 grams is just the beginning of its benefits. The very low cost of the BK-913 retainer make it particularly suitable for greeting cards, consumer products, electronic toll tags, single-use devices, RFID other price sensitive app...

Royalty-free RTOS Now Available for Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers

October 26, 2010 8:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic, Inc. announced ThreadX® RTOS support of Energy Micro’s Cortex™-M3-based EFM®32 microcontroller (MCU) family. Designed for small footprint, demanding real-time control, the ThreadX RTOS is a perfect match for the EFM32 Gecko, which targets energy-sensitive real-time control applications including energy, water, and gas metering, building automation, alarm and security, and portable medical/fitness equipment.

Robust Digital Controller is Ideal for Space and Military Subsystems

October 25, 2010 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces the release of a hermetically packaged controller within its Interface Product Line. This new digital interface product is ideal for applications within the digital control sections of military EW, test & measurement equipment, and multi-function assemblies from DC to 110 GHz....

Fully Isolated Industrial CAN Transceivers Reduce Board Space by Up to 70%

October 20, 2010 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

NORWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has expanded its isolated interface product portfolio with two transceivers that are the first to isolate both data signals and power for systems using the CAN (control-area network) communications bus. The ADM3052 and ADM3053 use ADI’s iCoupler digital isolation technology; the ADM3053 also includes an isoPower integrated, isolated DC/DC converter, reducing component count by up ...

IR Expands Family of Robust, Reliable Automotive DirectFET®2 Power MOSFETs with System Scalability

October 19, 2010 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® announced the expansion of its family of automotive DirectFET®2 power MOSFETs that deliver exceptional power density, dual-sided cooling and minimal parasitic inductance and resistance for heavy load applications, including Electric Power Steering (EPS), power supplies, battery switches on hybrid electric vehicles and Integrated Starter Alternators (ISA) on micro hybrid vehicles....


Four-Channel Robust LED Driver Family Addresses Automotive LED Lighting Applications

October 15, 2010 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, inc. announces a new family of constant current LED drivers designed to address the emerging requirements of the internal and external illumination applications within the automotive market. Allegro’s A6261/A6262/A6264 four-channel led driver devices have been fully qualified to the highest levels of automotive quality standards and robustness....

Dynamic Voltage Scaling Buck Regulator Saves Power in Lithium Ion Battery Devices

October 14, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Consumer demand is driving the need for cell phone designers and chipset reference design firms to offer more multimedia functionality in their devices, resulting in heavy core processor demands, which in turn pushes the need for power reduction techniques such as dynamic voltage scaling (DVS). Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5365, a 6 MHz, 800 mA/1A, digitally programmable Buck regulator, provides excellent dynamics, high efficiency and a ...

Wall-Mount AC-DC Adapters with Medical and ITE Approvals and Interchangeable Plugs

October 12, 2010 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power has released two new wall-mount switching power supplies with medical and IT equipment safety approvals. The DA12-M (12 W) and DA18-M (18 W) adapters are available in both fixed and interchangeable AC plug configurations and meet stringent Energy Star Level V efficiency standards....

Ultra-High Current Monolithic Power Management IC

October 6, 2010 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc today announced the introduction of the highly innovative WM8325 power management subsystem, the world’s highest current monolithic power management IC (PMIC), which delivers a cost-effective, flexible solution for portable multimedia applications including smartbooks, tablets, e-books, media players and smartphones....

Outdoor-Rated Wireless I/O Modules & Radio Modems for Industrial Wire Replacement Applications

October 1, 2010 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics Manufacturing Co., Inc. announced that it is expanding its Zlinx® Industrial Wireless product line with the Zlinx Xtreme IP67 Outdoor-Rated Radio Modems and I/O Modules. Featuring license-free, proprietary RF, the products are available in 900 MHz for long-range and 2.4 GHz for short-range wireless communications for serial or sensor data in harsh and remote environments....


Miniature 0402 Diodes for High Volume Commercial and Industrial OEMs, ODMs and Contract Manufacturers

September 28, 2010 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced four miniature 0402 diodes for high volume commercial and industrial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original device manufacturers (ODMs) and contract manufacturers (CMs) – all of which are offered in a low profile, plastic surface mount technology (SMT) package....

MCU Enables Multiple Applications to Run from a Single-cell Battery

September 17, 2010 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Driving smaller, lower cost products that run from a single-cell battery, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announced the industry’s first true 0.9V microcontroller (MCU) as the newest addition to the ultra-low-power MSP430™ MCU portfolio. Unlike existing MCUs that claim 0.9V technology, TI’s MSP430L092 MCU inherently operates at 0....

SD UHS-I Card Compliance Test Tools Now Available for Portable Consumer Electronics

September 15, 2010 8:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces the industry’s first secure digital ultra-high-speed (SD UHS-I) card compliance test application and a third-party compliance tool. The compliance test package, helps design engineers accelerate the turn-on and debug of SD UHS-I card-based systems used in portable consumer electronics....

Compact, 120W, AC/DC Power Supplies

September 14, 2010 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MPU-120 series provides 120W of output power in a compact 1U height U-Chassis case. With 18 CFM, these AC/DC switchers will provide up to 180W of output power. Five standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 264 VAC, providing tightly regulated single outputs of 5, 12, 15, 24, or 48 VDC....

IR Introduces Automotive DirectFET®2 Power MOSFETs Optimized for Switching Applications

September 7, 2010 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® announces the introduction of two automotive DirectFET®2 power MOSFETs optimized with low gate charge for switching applications including Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS), Class D Audio systems, High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting, and other automotive power conversion applications....

Spheric Technologies Produces Lithium Battery Materials Cheaper and Faster with Microwave Furnace Systems

August 30, 2010 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

PHOENIX, /PRNewswire/ -- Lithium batteries are playing a central role in the new energy economy, powering everything from cell phones to electric cars. New research shows that pricey lithium battery materials can be produced cheaper and faster using industrial microwave furnace systems. Spheric Technologies, a Phoenix, Arizona, high temperature microwave technology innovator, has developed a time- and cost-saving production process for a...

600V ICs for Energy-Efficient Automotive Gate Drive Applications

August 26, 2010 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® announces the introduction of a family of rugged 600V ICs for energy-efficient automotive gate drive applications including Piezo and common rail injection, starter alternator, electronic power steering, fan and compressor applications. The family of five high speed power MOSFET and IGBT driver ICs provides output source/sink current capability up to +1....

Texas Medical Center “Takes Flight” With GE Technology

August 26, 2010 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

HOUSTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- A GE aeroderivative gas turbine, developed with the same reliability, efficiency and emissions technology that powers many of the world’s aircraft, is now powering one of the world’s largest medical centers. At a dedication ceremony held recently, Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) announced the completion of its first combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Military Radios Reach Milestone of More than 800,000 Hours of Flight Time Logged

August 24, 2010 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

FreeWave Technologies, Inc. today announced that its family of military radios have surpassed more than 800,000 flight hours logged through its multiple OEM partners – the majority of which has been in support of combat missions for the U.S. Armed Services. FreeWave’s wireless data radio technology is born out of the same spread spectrum technology that originally was created for the U....

Online IGBT Selection Tool Optimizes Power Management Design

August 18, 2010 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® today announced the availability of a new online Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) selection tool that enables design optimization in a wide range of applications including motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), solar inverters, and welding. IR’s new IGBT Selection Tool evaluates application conditions including bus voltage, switching frequency, and short circuit protection requirements....

Surface Mounting Lithium Battery Holder for CR2032 Cells

August 17, 2010 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduces the BC2032-F1, a battery holder for CR2032 cells. This holder also accepts the ever popular BR2032 battery and is suitable for consumer or industrial products like server, workstations and pcb’s. The design was recently discontinued by Sony when they exited the battery holder manufacturing business....

Advantech Launches a New Industrial-Grade 5-Port USB Hub with High-Isolation

August 17, 2010 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the USB-4620 industrial-grade USB hub with five USB 2.0 ports. The USB-4620 has isolation protection up to 3,000 Vdc for each downstream port, making every USB device connected with the USB-4620 safe and protected. Though the standard USB cable is made for easy plugging and removing, it is critical to have reliable connections while operating for automation control and online produc...

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