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Charge-management Controllers

December 27, 2006 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces the MCP73833 and MCP73834 (MCP73833/4) single-cell, high current (1 A), Li-Ion/Li-Polymer linear charge-management controllers. These fully integrated charge-management controllers combine several key, standard charge-management and safety features in a single chip for reliable charging of high-capacity Li-Ion and Li-Polymer batteries....

Step-down Power Converter

December 27, 2006 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. announces the SC250 and SC251, members of a DC/DC step-down (buck) power converter family designed to improve battery life by providing adaptive DC power control in CDMA and WCDMA handsets. CDMA and WCDMA handsets experience wide swings in power consumption based upon their distance from a base station....

Ultra Wide Band Radar Sensors

November 15, 2006 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics introduces the 24 GHz ultra wide band (UWB) radar sensors for driver-assistance systems. M/A-COM’s 24 GHz short-range radar sensor is a highly-integrated "smart sensor designed to improve safety and comfort functions in automotive applications by providing object detection and tracking to further support drivers....

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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....

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...

Digital Signal Controllers

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduces a family of 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) for common, multi-loop switch-mode power supplies (SMPSs) and other power-conversion applications. The dsPIC30F1010 and dsPIC30F2020/2023 (dsPIC30F202X) DSCs have a high-speed, one nanosecond resolution PWM, two million sample per second (MSPS) and 10-bit A/D converter onboard for low latency and high-resolution control....

Industrial EMI Filters

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

Lambda has introduced the MA and MX series industrial EMI filters that provide two levels of electrical noise attenuation in the same-size package. The filters are available in five current ratings (6, 10, 16, 20 and 30 A), and they are rated for 250 V AC or 250 V DC input, with a maximum earth leakage current of 1 mA (250 V AC 60 Hz)....

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....

Power Management Chip

June 5, 2006 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is meeting the increasing demands to power new features in today's smart mobile devices with this highly integrated power management and user interface (PMUI) chip. With this single-chip device, designers can optimize system power and drive a variety of powerful audio and multimedia features in products such as 3G phones, mobile gaming units and portable media players....

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....

Bias Controllers

May 8, 2006 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the AX11014/MAX11015 ICs that set and control bias conditions for dual MESFET power devices found in point-to-point communication and other microwave base stations. The MAX11014 integrates closed-loop drain-current control for class A MESFET amplifier operation, while the MAX11015 sets the MESFET gate voltage for class AB operation....

The Industrial "Niche" Market

May 8, 2006 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

In a panel discussion held during CTIA last month, a great deal of attention was paid to the newest innovations in cell phone technology — something one would expect from such a conference. Speakers promoted the newest gadgetry and the extensive features that went along with them, and explained how this will lead to the best service on the market for consumers....

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Superconducting Electronics Raise the Performance Ceiling for Military Electronics

March 2, 2006 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

As the annual increase in clock speed delivered by the semiconductor industry begins to slow, designers of high performance military systems are looking around for the next major innovation in electronics. Glossary of Acronyms ADC — Analog to Digital Converter CDMA — Code-Division Multiple Access CMOS — Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor DARPA — Def...

AVR Microcontrollers

February 2, 2006 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation announces three 14-pin tinyAVR® products, which have been added to the AVR family of flash microcontrollers. All three devices are pin compatible, differing only in the size of flash, EEPROM and SRAM memory. ATtiny24 has 2 kB of self-programmable flash memory, whereas ATtiny44 and ATtiny84 have 4 kB and 8 kB, respectively....

4-Channel Power Management Unit

December 8, 2005 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation announces its AT73C239, a 4x Power Supply Power Management Unit (PMU) available in a QFN 3 × 3 mm package. The AT73C239 integrates three channels of high-accuracy power supply compatible with RF and Analog sections and one very Low Drop Out (LDO) Low Power regulator for backup battery/capacitor recharging....

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....

Second Generation Power Management Devices

December 8, 2005 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor introduces its second generation Power Manager II devices along with details of the first device available, the ispPAC®— POWR1220AT8. The Power Manager II family is a functional superset of the company’s earlier ispPAC Power Manager mixed-signal devices that provide a complete power management product for printed circuit boards (PCBs) through an optimized set of programmable digital and analog functions....

General Purpose Power Management Controller

December 8, 2005 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor launches a general purpose device for use as a core building block in power management sub-systems in portable electronics equipment, audio players, cellular handsets and digital cameras. The DA9025 power management controller takes a system level approach to managing the multiple power domains and voltage requirements of lithium powered portable applications, integrating a number of functions and interfacing directly w...

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....

Low-end Microcontrollers for Wi-Fi Clients

November 1, 2005 9:57 am | by Ajay Jadhav | Product Releases | Comments

The market for low-end processors in Wi-Fi client stations is a target of opportunity as standards solidify and points of presence become conveniently accessible. Glossary of Acronyms AP — Access Point BSS — Basic Service Set ESS — Extended Service Set GPIO — General-Purpose Input/Output ...

Power Management Integrated Circuits

October 3, 2005 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduces the TC1303/TC1304 and TC1313 series of power management integrated circuits that combine a synchronous buck switching regulator, low dropout regulator (LDO) and power-good function into single-chip components. These five devices offer low-power and low-cost advantages for a variety of battery-operated and dual-output-voltage systems....

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....

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...

Software-vontrolled Power Management IC

September 2, 2005 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech introduces the SC900, an I 2 C software-controlled power management device incorporating five individual, ultra-low dropout (ULDO) regulators in a 4 mm × 4 mm package. The SC900 adds the flexibility of I2C bus control so designers can quickly modify up to five common use, low dropout regulator requirements often present in battery-operated designs....

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