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DC-DC Power Converters Touts Efficiency of 91 Percent

July 30, 2010 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The first converter module in the Stingray family, the ESTW015A0F, provides 50 W of output power with 36 V to 75 Vin and 3.3 Vout in an eighth-brick size. An energy efficiency of 91 percent in a low voltage output is complemented with an desirable thermal derating – ensuring no heat sinking and full power in the most demanding of environmental applications with operation up to 85°Celsius....

Remote Control Application Board Suits Long Range Industrial, Commercial Telecommand Apps

July 30, 2010 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radiometrix introduced the CTA88 remote control chip application board offering. These boards provide simple eight-channel digital input/output implementations of remote control functions, using either the company’s multichannel LMT/LMR (UHF and VHF band) or single frequency BiM (FM band) series of wireless radio modules (which are ordered separately)....

TCXO Performs in Geothermal Energy, Petroleum, Aerospace and Defense Sectors

July 28, 2010 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies, Inc. introduced its latest T45 TCXO with an ultra-wide (military standard) temperature range for high-reliability, electronic system design. Where environmental performance is a consideration, the T45 TCXO is specifically designed for applications such as: advanced equipment and systems for geothermal energy and oil well drilling/exploration, aerospace and defense....

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Fully Integrated Power Supply Module Provides Advanced DC-DC Solution for Portable, Industrial and Medical Applications

July 22, 2010 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Design and system engineers of consumer, industrial and medical electronics employing low dropout regulators (LDO) have sacrificed DC-DC regulator efficiency, which adversely affects the overall efficiency of the design, in order to take advantage of an LDO’s ease-of-use. Fairchild Semiconductor’s new power DC-DC micro-module offers customers the ability to reduce board space, reduce component count and improve the overall system effici...

150V Low RDS(ON) MOSFET Increases Efficiency and Output Power in LED Lighting, Solar and Industrial Designs

July 20, 2010 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

DC-DC designers need MOSFET solutions that offer lower switching losses and less noise in a compact footprint. Leveraging its advanced process and packaging technologies, as well as system expertise, Fairchild Semiconductor has released a 150V MOSFET with low RDS(ON) (17mOhm MAX) and an optimized Figure of Merit (FOM) (17mOhm * 33nCº Max) to bring high efficiency, lower power dissipation and less heat in a 5mm x 6mm MLP footprint....

Multichannel D/A Converter Drives Productivity in Process Control I/O Systems in Industrial Applications

July 19, 2010 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced a multichannel DAC (digital-to-analog converter) with innovative dynamic power control circuitry including ADI's leading dc-to-dc switching converters and diagnostic features. This new DAC can enable increased system productivity, while simultaneously lowering power use without affecting safety and reliability....

Compact Fiber Optic Isolation for Renewable Energy and Medical Applications

July 14, 2010 9:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. & SINGAPORE -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Avago Technologies today announced the 10 MBd HFBR-3810Z Fiber Optic (FO) short link transmitter/receiver for isolating frequency inverter and power converter applications common in renewable energy installations. In power generating wind and solar farms, fiber optics technology is widely considered the preferred isolation technology to interface between low voltage control logic or mic...

MCUs Offer Lowest Power Consumption across All Modes of Operation, Extending Battery Life

July 1, 2010 9:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding its ultra-low-power F9xx MCU family, Silicon Laboratories Inc., a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced the industry’s lowest power capacitive touch-sense microcontrollers (MCUs) delivering wake-on-touch power consumption below one microamp. The latest additions to Silicon Labs’ C8051F9xx family include F99x MCUs with integrated touch-sense technology for human interface applications and ...

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Solar Components Places Initial Manufacturing Order for its Joos Orange™ Portable Solar Chargers

June 24, 2010 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

CAMPBELL, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Components™, LLC recently announced that it has placed its initial manufacturing order for its Joos Orange™ portable solar chargers with Singapore-based Eastern Asia Technology Limited, one of the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers in the world for consumer electronics devices.

Field-Installable Industrial Ethernet Connector Requires No Tools

June 23, 2010 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from Tyco Electronics is an IP65/67 field installable Industrial Ethernet RJ-45 push-pull connector. Utilizing the company's common core design, the product can be applied in the field without the need for any tools. This significantly reduces installation time and costs. The fast termination technology is used in all field installable connector series of Tyco Electronics, including IP20, ODVA compliant, push-pull and HTS conn...

DC-DC Converters Accelerate Speed to Market by Reducing Design Cycle Time for Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial, Medical, Military and Wireless Applications

June 23, 2010 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lineage Power Corporation have released a new family of ProLynx™ board mounted, DC-DC converter modules. The wide input design for distributed power architectures and intermediate bus voltage applications targets the aerospace, automotive, industrial, medical, military, and wireless communications industries....

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....

RMS Power Detectors Support Cellular, LTE/ WiMAX/4G, Test Equipment & Military Applications to 5.8 GHz

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

Hittite Microwave Corporation has launched two low cost, highly flexible RMS Power Detectors for RF power measurement/control in Cellular/3G, LTE/WiMAX/4G, broadband, test equipment and military applications between DC and 5.8 GHz. The HMC1010LP4E offers 60 dB dynamic range over DC to 3.9 GHz. The HMC909LP4E offers a broadband single-ended RF input with 40 dB dynamic range over DC to 5.

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Small Form-Factor Power Architecture SoCs Target 1W Video-Enabled Consumer Devices

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

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation has released the APM801xx, a family of energy-efficient embedded processors providing one of the smallest form factors for a Power Architecture-based product. APM801xx product family supports high performance and a broad selection of peripherals for range of consumer devices from gateways, control panels and energy meters to network attached storage systems, consumer Wi-Fi access points, residential gateways, and connected displays.

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.

Energy-Efficient Processor Family Targets 1W Video-Enabled Consumer Devices

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

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation announces the APM8018x, a product family of energy-efficient embedded processors providing one of the industry's smallest form factors for Power Architecture-based product. The embedded processors are designed for a broad range of peripherals for energy-efficient consumer devices ranging from gateways, control panels and energy meters to network attached storage systems, consumer Wi-Fi access points, IP phones, residential gateways, and connected displays.

Automotive Chipsets Deliver Video and Control Continuously Over a Single Wire Pair to Improve Driver Safety

June 16, 2010 9:50 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. today unveiled its FPD-Link III family of automotive-grade serializer and deserializer (SerDes) chipsets featuring the industry’s first real-time, bidirectional control channel for driver-assist video cameras. The FPD-Link III chipsets improve driver safety and response time by delivering clock, data, and real-time I2C bidirectional control, continuously over a single differential pair....

Full Speed Ahead for Automotive Eco-Assist Solutions – Systems and Technologies Headed for Growth until the Next Decade

June 15, 2010 8:23 am | by iSuppli Market Watch | Product Releases | Comments

The use of eco-assist solutions to improve automotive efficiency is projected to rise in 2010 and the years to come, according to iSuppli Corp., thanks to the growing focus of governments and markets alike to curb harmful emissions and improve fuel efficiency in cars. While the deployment of eco-assist solutions depends on factors such as the availability of navigation as well as telematics systems, the market is primed for expansion we...

Raytheon Space Sensor Tasked for First-of-its-Kind Military Use

June 10, 2010 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's hyperspectral imaging sensor, known as ARTEMIS, is being prepared for a first-of-its-kind tactical military role by the Air Force Space Command. The company's Advanced Responsive Tactically Effective Military Imaging Spectrometer has successfully completed its one-year experimental mission aboard the Air Force Research Laboratory's Tactical Satellite-3....

Certified Embedded Wi-Fi® Transceiver Modules with Easier API Interface to PIC® Microcontrollers

June 9, 2010 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces its next-generation, agency-certified MRF24WB0MA/MB embedded Wi-Fi® transceiver modules. The IEEE 802.11 module firmware has an easy-to-use API driver interface to Microchip’s free TCP/IP Protocol stack and 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers. Embedded designers are increasingly leveraging the ubiquitous Wi-Fi infrastructure to enable wireless communication in a broad range of remote monitoring and...

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....

Rugged Dual Channel Low-Side Driver IC for Automotive Applications

June 3, 2010 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® today introduced the AUIRS4426S dual channel low-side driver IC for use in automotive applications including hybrid power train drives, direct fuel injection and DC-DC converter applications. Available in an 8-lead SOIC package, the automotive-qualified AUIRS4426S is a rugged low-voltage high speed power MOSFET and IGBT driver that features matched propagation delay for both channels to help simplify design....

Practice Fusion and Dell to Provide Doctors Affordable Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Package

June 3, 2010 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO and ROUND ROCK, Texas,-- /PRNewswire/ -- Practice Fusion and Dell announce that they will deliver affordable, easy-to-use EMR technology to doctors around the country.  The Dell/Practice Fusion packaged solution uniquely serves the needs of the small medical practices, especially those in primary care, that make up almost 80 percent of the physician landscape(i)....

Power Management Semiconductor Suppliers Struggle to Keep up with Demand Amid Rising Sales

June 3, 2010 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

A strong resurgence in power semiconductor revenue in the first half of 2010 has caught suppliers off-guard, likely causing pricing to rise in the near term, according to iSuppli Corp. Revenue for power management semiconductors reached $6.9 billion in the first quarter of 2010, up 2.9 percent from $6....

Consumers Can Now Get Easy Access to Local Hands-Free Laws

June 2, 2010 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

During June, National Safe Driving Month, Motorola is hitting the open road to educate drivers on ways to Get Smarter™ behind the wheel by launching a hands-free awareness campaign that educates consumers on ways to stay responsible and legal while communicating on the road. A mobile Android™ application, developed by Motorola, helps consumers get smart on local hands-free legislation....

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