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Surge rectifiers offer a 20% lower profile

December 12, 2013 2:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Surge Components has announced a new line of low-profile bridge rectifiers that provide design engineers several advantages in terms of power management and height including a 30% lower profile than other brides in a similar class. Product highlights include....

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IC is ideal for larger systems implementing IO-Link

December 11, 2013 12:28 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2874, an IO-Link master IC, combining a power and communications interface to four remote IO-Link devices (slaves).  A rugged interface and rich feature set make the LTC2874 ideal for larger systems implementing IO-Link (IEC61131-9) in harsh, industrial environments.

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Wireless microcontrollers optimized for cost-sensitive and performance-intensive designs

December 11, 2013 12:22 pm | Silicon Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs announced that it has expanded its family of 8-bit Si10xx wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) with two new options optimized for both cost-sensitive and performance-intensive designs. By combining its ultra-low-power MCU technology with its sub-GHz EZRadio and EZRadioPRO transceivers in a single-chip solution, Silicon Labs has created new energy-friendly wireless MCUs....

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GaN amplifier offers exceptional thermal resistance

December 6, 2013 3:55 pm | Nitronex | Product Releases | Comments

Nitronex announced the release of the NPA1006, a new broadband GaN amplifier. This 28-V, 20-MHz to 1-GHz, 15-W amplifier with 14 dB gain and 60 percent drain efficiency is housed in an industry-standard 6-mm x 5-mm DFN plastic package. The thermal resistance is

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MOSFET is first in 2.4 mm by 2.0 mm by 0.4 mm MICRO FOOT package size

December 6, 2013 12:37 pm | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology extended its offering of TrenchFET p-channel Gen III power MOSFETs with the industry's first -20 V device in the 2.4 mm by 2.0 mm by 0.4 mm CSP MICRO FOOT package size. Designed to increase efficiency and save space in mobile computing devices, the Vishay Siliconix Si8851EDB offers extremely low on-resistance....

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IGBTs provide faster switching performance with improved reliability

December 6, 2013 12:23 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces a series of 1200 V field stop trench IGBTs. Targeting hard-switching industrial applications such as solar inverters, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and welders, this new IGBT series will help power engineers achieve better efficiency and reliability in their designs.

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Gate-drive IC shrinks automotive high-current switching systems while boosting performance

December 5, 2013 4:35 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the highly compact AUIR08152S automotive-qualified gate drive IC featuring high output current in excess of 10A that shrinks system size and boosts performance in automotive and industrial high-power switching applications.

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Power-management IC provides a regulated high-voltage output up to 500V

December 4, 2013 9:10 am | Supertex, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex expanded its product offerings in support of MEMS and other high voltage solutions with the introduction of the HV9150. The HV9150 is a power management IC, a hysteretic controller that is intended to simply and easily provide a non-isolated, regulated high voltage output (6V to 500V) from a battery level input (2.7V to 4.5V).

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Power harvesters enable next wave of energy harvesting design

November 26, 2013 2:47 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced five new next-generation power management integrated circuits that acquire and manage microwatts (µW) to milliwatts (mW) of power harvested from light, heat or mechanical energy sources. The bq25570, bq25505, TPS62740, TPS62737 and TPS62736 maintain

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Line drivers include encoder link and analog bypass

November 25, 2013 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new iC-HF provides six RS-422 line drivers for 3V to 5.5V encoder applications. With the integrated Encoder Link function, the line drivers can be deactivated and analog/digital signals directly accessed through the line driver output pins. For differential RS-422 line driver operation, six differential complementary drivers are implemented.

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GaN high electron mobility transistors target 2.9- to 3.5-GHz S-Band radar amplifier systems

November 22, 2013 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has introduced two new gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) for use in 2.9-GHz to 3.5-GHz S-Band radar amplifier systems, including: weather, air traffic control, marine, port surveillance, and search and rescue radar applications. Based on

LISTED UNDER: High Frequency (RF) | Microwave | Power

Microcontrollers offer low sleep current and short wake-up time

November 20, 2013 4:14 pm | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now stocking Atmel’s XMEGA E-Series microcontrollers that target space constraints with compact devices and offer power efficiency and an unmatched combination of memory size, low sleep current and short wake-up time.

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ICs deliver accurate output current and high efficiency for bulb and tube applications

November 19, 2013 1:07 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations added devices optimized for high-line applications, completing the roll-out of its LYTSwitch-4 LED-driver IC family. LYTSwitch-4 ICs deliver accurate output current and high efficiency for bulb and tube applications and high-bay lighting.

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Isolated monolithic flyback regulator delivers up to 15 Watts

November 13, 2013 1:49 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8302, a monolithic flyback regulator that significantly simplifies the design of isolated DC/DC converters. By sampling the isolated output voltage directly from the primary-side flyback waveform, the part requires no opto-isolator or third winding for regulation.

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Two-switch-forward IC slashes system cost and footprint

November 13, 2013 10:33 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations announced the HiperTFS-2 family of ICs, combining two-switch-forward and flyback power-supply controller ICs with integrated high-voltage MOSFETs. This high level of integration saves more than 20 components, resulting in a smaller form factor and higher power density.

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