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
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
Two issues have been the bane of the plastics industry for as long as one can remember: The ban on plastic grocery bags and whether the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics such as polycarbonate and PVC is harmful to humans.
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