Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp.
announced it has stock on Cirrus
Logic's CS1500 and CS1600 high-performance, variable frequency
discontinuous mode, active digital PFC controllers.
The CS1500 and CS1600 are high-performance, variable frequency discontinuous
mode, active digital power factor correction (PFC) controllers. These devices
feature Cirrus Logic's EXL CoreTM architecture that brings digital energy
control innovation, elevating performance and solving system challenges in
power supplies used for notebook adapters, digital televisions, and PCs. The
unique architecture of the CS1500 and CS1600 enables reduced sized EMI filters
and eliminates the need for numerous passive components, thus delivering the
lowest PFC system costs available.
Applications for the CS1500 include digital TVs, notebook adapters, and PC
power supplies. Applications for the CS1600 include fluorescent ballasts and
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.