Fairchild Semiconductor's Power-SPM™ FPP06R001 is an integrated synchronous rectification module that increases power efficiency, system ruggedness and space efficiency in power supply designs. Incorporating two PowerTrench MOSFETs and a high-current gate driver in a transfer-molded package, the PowerSPM™ simplifies board design, eliminates up to 10 discrete components and reduces board space by 20 percent.
Analog Devices Inc.
Digital Power Control Unit
Analog Devices Inc.'s ADP1043 is a digital pulse-width modulation (PWM) power control and management device that provides power design engineers with an integrated architecture and a GUI (graphical user interface) to help speed design. Developed specifically for power design engineers designing ac-to-dc and isolated dc-to-dc power supplies, the power controller introduces control and monitoring benefits to provide a competitive advantage to server, storage and communications infrastructure applications.
LED WEBENCH® Design Environment
National Semiconductor's light-emitting diode LED WEBENCH® online design environment selects from and designs with more than 200 high-brightness LEDs. Products from Avago Technologies, Cree, Lite-On, Nichia, OSRAM and Philips Lumileds are compared across multiple parameters, including light output, color, footprint, viewing angle, current and power rating.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.