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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....


Battery Management and Protection ICs

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor announces two battery-charging products for portable electronics: a single-cell USB/AC charger and a charge control and protection circuit for embedded Lithium-Ion and Lithium-polymer batteries. Appropriate for cellular phones, PDAs and handheld instrumentation, these tiny devices require few external components and support up to 1....

Triple Output Controllers

February 25, 2005 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech announces the SC2441, a very low input voltage, two-phase synchronous step-down controller with an integrated step-up converter. The dual-phase, step-down controller can be configured to supply two individually controlled and regulated 20 A outputs, 180 degrees out-of-phase or, alternatively, the two phases can be interleaved into one low-ripple 40 A output....

Smart Battery Monitoring

February 25, 2005 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel announces the ATmega406, a high-voltage technology AVR microcontroller implementing full 2 to 4 cell Lithium Ion smart battery monitoring and protection on a single chip. To enable the ATmega406 to be powered directly from a 2-, 3- or 4-cell Li-ion configuration, the device includes an on-chip voltage regulator allowing the device to be powered from 4 to 25 V....

Battery Charger and Regulator

January 31, 2005 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LTC4063, a small standalone single-cell Li-Ion linear battery charger that also provides a regulated output voltage for system supply. The integrated low dropout (LDO) linear regulator can deliver up to 100 mA and is adjustable from 1.2 to 4.2 V. The LDO is powered from the battery and regulates the output voltage without interruption when the input supply (wall adapter or USB) is removed....

Security Engine Controllers

December 23, 2004 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interpeak announced the integration of their IPsec solution and Freescale Semiconductor's ColdFire and PowerQUICC hardware security engine controllers (SEC). IPsec is the IETF standard for secure IP communication over the Internet, and comprises a set of protocols that encrypt and authenticate all IP packets....


COTS Connectors for Military and Aerospace Designs

November 17, 2004 9:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The days of specialty military connectors are numbered so the cable and connector industry is reinventing this interface. By Ernest Worthman It's no secret that there is tremendous pressure for the military to go with COTS components whenever possible. Interconnect is one area where that pressure is hot and heavy, since connectors are relatively uncomplicated devices, when compared to some of the other cutting edge components For mi...

Datasheet for Power Management Processes

August 30, 2004 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

PolarFab announces an datasheet on the company's 0.5-micron, 40 V BCD/Power BiCMOS technology, the PBC4 process, available on 6 inches and 8 inches and suitable for power management applications. The datasheet outlines typical uses for the PBC4 process, including its use in 5 V CMOS and a range of 12 to 40 V LDMOS devices, as well as for all power IC applications at or below 40 V....

Products for Military/Test

May 27, 2004 1:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Triquint introduces a set of products designed to meet the needs of battlefield and high-demand industrial applications The TGA2509, an ultra wideband power amplifier (PA) with adjustable gain control (AGC), is suitable for defense and commercial amplifier applications. The device delivers greater than 1 W of saturated power in the 2 to 16 GHz band....

Featured Technology Designing Smart Phone Power Management Systems

April 1, 2004 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

New 3.xG smart phones combine the traditional 2G cellular phone with PDA-like features. Such diverse functionality requires numerous components, most of which have differing power parameters. Therefore, smart, power management is no longer an option — it's a requirement. By Jeff Falin Cellular phone technology has come a long way since the days of the huge, clunky "bag" phones or those phones that were tethered to the car ba...

Aerospace Circuit Breaker

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-T-A announces the 5140, a three-pole circuit breaker that is temperature compensated, and weighs 150 grams. The breaker was designed for 400 Hz, three-pole applications from 20 to 50 A. This product is suitable for use in commercial and military aircraft applications, and rugged ground vehicles and boats....


FPGA's Role in the Development of Small Synthetic Aperture Radars

March 5, 2004 9:09 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The old adage "big things come in small packages" can accurately describe a Sandia National Laboratories effort to make synthetic aperture radars (SARs) smaller, lighter, and cheaper. By Dale Dubbert, George Sloan, and Armin Doerry The coherent nature of the SAR signal combined with sophisticated processing algorithms presents an opportunity to exploit techniques such as high-sensitivity change detection, ultra-precise 3D ter...

6-Volt VRLA Battery for High Rate Discharge Applications

February 2, 2004 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys expands its DataSafe NPX line of VRLA batteries with the addition of the NPX 35-6 battery for applications which require high power for short intervals. The battery provides 30% more power than conventional batteries with an equivalent footprint and voltage and was designed to meet the high energy needs of a wide range of UPS and general electronics applications....

Lead Acid Chargers

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cell-Con announces its line of thermally controlled current regulated lead acid chargers. These products are available in 6 V and 12 V models capable of charging lead acid batteries up to 18 AH. The current regulation will charge batteries at a high rate and automatically reverts to a lower rate as necessary before going float when the battery is fully charged....

DC/DC Controllers

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX8553/MAX8554 DC-DC step-down controllers that ensure balanced current sourcing and sinking capability of ± 25 A. The MAX8553 generates 1/2 reference input voltage for VTT and VTTR voltages in DDR and RDRAM memory applications. The VTT and VTTR tracking voltages are maintained within 1% of 1/2 reference input voltage....

Power ICs

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The XC9508/09 series is a family of synchronous rectification type DC/DC converters with built in high speed, low noise LDO voltage regulator and an internal comparator for low voltage detection, all in a chip scale USP-10 (2.7 × 2.6 × 0.6 mm) package. The XC9508/09 is a suited partner for DSPs and microcontrollers which require 1....

Military Switches

November 24, 2003 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electroswitch introduces snap-action switches for military applications. Designed for either AC or DC switching, these switches have quick make and break action (approximately 10 milliseconds contact transfer time). Standard models are available with up to 12 poles and up to 4 positions. The ends of the stationary contacts extend outside the insulating disks to serve as connecting terminals....

Switching Power Supplies

November 3, 2003 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

HiTek Power introduces a family of low-profile 150-watt switching power supplies with a high-output current pulse capability. The TEK 150 series AC/DC power supplies measure 1.5 × 3 × 5 inches and weigh less than a pound. Their U-channel casing allows them to be operated at up to 100 watts without fan cooling or up to 150 watts with forced cooling of 16 cubic feet per minute....

CeBIT 2003: The world's leading event for information technology, telecommunications, software and services

October 30, 2003 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Statistics from CeBIT 2003: • Exhibitors: Approximately 6,600 exhibitors • Exhibition Area: Approximately 3.75 million square feet in 27 exhibit halls • Attendees: Approximately 560,000 visitors Exhibition Program: • IT Equipment & Systems • Telecommunications & Networks • Software & Services • HR - Human Resources Automatic Data Capture • IT Security & Card Technology • Banki...


October 28, 2003 10:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduces the Turbo μPSD3300 series of its μPSD family of 8051-class embedded Flash microcontrollers. The Turbo μPSD3300 series increases performance to 10 MIPS peak and adds a peripheral set to form an SoC for embedded control applications. A few of the enhancements for the Turbo µPSD3300 series include a 16-bit programmable counter array (PCA), 10-bit resolution ADC channels, SPI and IrDA interfaces....

Universal Power Supplies

October 1, 2003 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact introduces QUINT power supplies, providing universal 24 V supply with output currents of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 30, and 40 A. The output currents are available with a regulated and adjustable output voltage of 22.5 to 28.5 VDC. QUINT power supplies provide full output power with loss of AC power up to 20 ms....

Switch-mode Power Supplies

October 1, 2003 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden introduces the PAS150, part of the PAS series of passive PFC-based switch-mode power supplies for 1U-height single-output applications. The PAS150 switcher provides a universal 115/230 VAC input selection and a single output of 150 W continuous power. Factory-set output voltages include 3....

Wireless Networks and the Evolving Telecommunications Infrastructure

September 18, 2003 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

This comprehensive three-day UC Berkeley Extension course is focused on the principles, technologies, system architectures, standards, and market forces driving wireless access networks intended for multimedia services — telephony, data communications, portable computing, Internet access, and digital video....

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