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Li-ion cells push operating temperatures to extremes November 05, 2014 Li-ion cells push operating temperatures to extremes Saft is releasing two developments in rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology that enable the MP (medium prismatic) Integration series to claim exceptional performance, operating life and reliability for industrial equipment even when operating in extremes of heat or cold.  Read more Dual-band IEEE 802.15.4g-2012 compliant transceiver supports Smart Energy November 05, 2014 Dual-band IEEE 802.15.4g-2012 compliant transceiver supports Smart Energy Atmel Corporation has released a family of wireless transceivers which includes the first sampling device that claims to be the industry's first dual-band sub-1GHz / 2.4 GHz transceiver compliant to IEEE 802.15.4g-2012 and ETSI TS 102 887-1. Read more TO-247 4 Kelvin-sense package cuts IGBT switching losses November 04, 2014 TO-247 4 Kelvin-sense package cuts IGBT switching losses Infineon has added to its IGBT range by introducing a new variant of the popular TO-247 package. The TO-247 4 Kelvin-Sense package addresses the need for increased power density and space saving in applications striving for high efficiency. Read more High power C-Band GaN HEMTs replace TWTs November 04, 2014 High power C-Band GaN HEMTs replace TWTs Cree claims to offer the industry’s first GaN transistor for tropospheric scatter (troposcatter) communications applications rated for 200 W continuous wave (CW) and 4.4 to 5.0GHz operation. The CGHV50200F GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) is also the industry’s highest power transistor ... Read more TI expands smart grid G3-PLC compliant solutions November 03, 2014 TI expands smart grid G3-PLC compliant solutions Texas Instruments has achieved certification of the company's power line communication (PLC) reference designs from the G3-PLC Alliance. Read more Power metering IC platform cuts design time for worldwide utilities October 31, 2014 Power metering IC platform cuts design time for worldwide utilities Maxim Integrated’s ZON family of metering SoCs lets designers build a full range of products without changing firmware: a single common core meets worldwide utility standards and saves development time. Read more Low-voltage MOSFETs optimise footprint with dual-sided cooling packages October 31, 2014 Low-voltage MOSFETs optimise footprint with dual-sided cooling packages Toshiba Electronics’ high-efficiency, low-voltage MOSFET technologies are now available in ultra-compact DSOP Advance package options. The new packages offer dual-sided cooling to significantly improve heat dissipation. This will help designers of high-component-density applications to minimise ... Read more Automotive MCU system power supplies for idling-stop systems October 31, 2014 Automotive MCU system power supplies for idling-stop systems Rohm has developed system power supplies for high-performance microcontrollers in a variety of automotive systems, from electronic power steering to fuel injection, including HEVs and EVs. The BD39001EKV-C uses a proprietary boost-buck switching method that ensures stable voltage supply, even when the ... Read more High-voltage, latchup-free analogue switches come in 16-ch BGA packages October 30, 2014 High-voltage, latchup-free analogue switches come in 16-ch BGA packages Maxim Integrated has posted details of the MAX4968B and, MAX4968C, which are 16-channel, high-linearity, high-voltage (HV), bidirectional SPST analogue switches with 18Ω (typ) on-resistance. Read more Mixer reduces distortion, cuts power by up to 30% October 30, 2014 Mixer reduces distortion, cuts power by up to 30% IDT, which is building its product range of RF functional-block ICs, has added a mixer that can be used in, among other designs, LTE and TDD systems. Read more
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