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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

LISTED UNDER: Power Management
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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.

LISTED UNDER: Line Drivers/Receivers

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.

LISTED UNDER: White-LED Driver

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.

LISTED UNDER: Switches/Multiplexers

SMT high-power attenuators feature high return loss and small footprints

November 11, 2013 1:33 pm | Richardson RFPD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for three new surface-mount technology (SMT) high-power attenuators from Anaren. These 30-50W devices are high-performance, high-power chip attenuators covering from DC to 3.0 GHz and featuring high return loss and small footprints.

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Receiver operates without MCU

November 11, 2013 8:44 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits announced the introduction of HI-8475, a novel ARINC 429 receiver designed specifically for use without a microprocessor. All configuration and control is programmed using logic input pins, eliminating the need for a microprocessor or software interface and the related costs for software certification.

LISTED UNDER: CAN Bus Driver/Receiver

IC family features 95% power conversion efficiency

November 5, 2013 2:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To meet the growing worldwide demand for power hungry smart phones and tablet computers, Active-Semi today announced a new family of Power Bank IC solutions, the ACT2800 product family. The first two devices in this evolutionary product series are the ACT2801 and ACT2802.

LISTED UNDER: Power

SiC MOSFET offers high-speed switching with low capacitances and high blocking voltage

November 5, 2013 10:11 am | Richardson RFPD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announces the availability of the industry's first 1Ω, 1700V Silicon Carbide (SiC) metal oxide semiconductor (MOSFET) from Cree, Inc. (Cree). The C2M1000170D Z-FET offers high-speed switching with low capacitances and high blocking voltage with low RDS(on). It is easy to parallel, simple to drive and resistant to latch-up.

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MOSFET boasts an Rds(on) of only 19 mΩ in a TO 247 package

November 4, 2013 9:13 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics announced the availability of the CoolMOS C7 MOSFET from Infineon Technologies, with 650V Superjunction MOSFET technology and one of the lowest Rds(on) specs in the industry. A MOSFET behaves like a voltage controlled switch or resistor. The lower the on‑state resistance (Rds(on)), the more current flows through the switch and therefore the higher the efficiency of the circuit.

LISTED UNDER: Power

Step-down µModule regulator delivers full output current at over 50°C ambient

October 31, 2013 2:39 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology has launched the LTM4633, a triple output 10A step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator in a 15 x 15 x 5.01mm BGA package with integrated heat sink for enhanced heat dissipation. Combined with bypass capacitors and three resistors, the LTM4633 solution fits within 4.5cm² on a dual-sided PCB.

LISTED UNDER: Power Supply Circuits

Power modules optimized for high efficiency appliance and light industrial applications

October 29, 2013 1:45 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the expansion of its family of highly integrated, ultra-compact, patent pending µIPM power modules with the introduction of the IRSM808-105MH and IRSM807-105MH, optimized for high efficiency appliance and light industrial applications with motor power up to 300W.

LISTED UNDER: Power

IGBT module features total Current - Voltage capability of 600 Ampere and 650 Volt

October 29, 2013 9:27 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced today a new high-power phase-leg in the SimBus-F outline with a total Current - Voltage capability of 600 Ampere and 650 Volt. The excellent best-in-class performance of the discrete 650 Volt XPT Trench IGBT products is now also available in module outlines, up to 600 Amperes with the IXYS fast “Sonic” diodes.

LISTED UNDER: IGBTs

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