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Vicor extends “component power” concepts with VIA package November 21, 2014 Vicor extends “component power” concepts with VIA package Vicor has said it will formally introduce its first product in its VIA – Vicor Integrated Adaptor – package by the end of 2014, for availability in early 2015. The package extends Vicor’s component power concepts and will initially be used for front-end modules. Read more High-efficiency wireless power transmitters for wire-free charging November 21, 2014 High-efficiency wireless power transmitters for wire-free charging With high levels of integration and low standby power consumption, these high-efficiency devices from IDT target wireless charging systems for smart phones, wearables and furniture. Read more Wide-voltage-range, low-power temperature sensors November 21, 2014 Atmel has a family of high-precision digital temperature sensors with the widest Vcc range from 1.7V to 5.5V. The new family delivers higher temperature accuracy and faster I²C bus communication speeds, and are available with integrated nonvolatile registers and serial EEPROM memory for consumer, ... Read more Hi-tech medical equipment goes battery-operated November 20, 2014 Hi-tech medical equipment goes battery-operated Accutronics' CMX series of high energy density batteries support high power discharge, allowing medical OEMs to produce innovative portable devices without compromising on safety and reliability in life-critical applications. Read more Automotive-qual’d SiC diodes also suit smaller inverter designs November 19, 2014 Automotive-qual’d SiC diodes also suit smaller inverter designs STMicroelectronics silicon-carbide (SiC) diodes suit the trend for inverters in smaller boxes everywhere, from PHEV battery chargers to solar generators; their increased surge-versus-normal current rating is well-suited, ST says, for Little Box Challenge designs Read more Buck converters enable smarter power regulation November 19, 2014 Buck converters enable smarter power regulation For low output voltage power regulation in digital TV, monitor and other high density point-of-load system architectures, Diodes Inc. has a series of synchronous buck converters employing adaptive constant on-time (AdCOT) control; the AP65450, AP65452 and AP65552 promise high DC output accuracy, high ... Read more Micro DC/DC converter integrates coil for EMI-sensitive wearables November 18, 2014 Micro DC/DC converter integrates coil for EMI-sensitive wearables At electronica, Torex Semiconductor has announced what the company claims to be the world's smallest 1A micro DC/DC converter, namely the XCL219/XCL220 series. Read more 16-bit, 200 Msps ADCs claim lowest power levels November 18, 2014 16-bit, 200 Msps ADCs claim lowest power levels A series of high-speed A/D converters from Microchip provide low power and high integration of processing functions in 124-lead VTLA packages: the company says it has “entered the market of high-performance, high-speed A/D converters while leaping past existing solutions with industry-leading low-power ... Read more 800W high-voltage programmable DC power supply November 18, 2014 800W high-voltage programmable DC power supply TDK’s 800W model in the TDK-Lambda Z+ series of high voltage programmable DC power supplies is offered with output voltages of up to 160, 320 or 650 Vdc (as well as an additional model offering up to 375 Vdc), addressing the requirements for applications such as deposition processes, ROVs, ATE ... Read more Software tool simulates performance characteristics of SMPS capacitors November 18, 2014 Software tool simulates performance characteristics of SMPS capacitors AVX Corporation has released a new version of the company's SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for AVX's switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors. Read more
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