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What is a DC/DC converter?
An electrical circuit that changes direct current (DC) from one voltage level to another. It is frequently found in battery-operated systems.
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2011-03-04 Compact MOSFETs boast lowest on-resistance profile
The 30V n-channel and 20V p-channel ThrenchFET MOSFETs come in the Thin PowerPAK SC-70 package and offers ultra-low on-resistance profile.
2008-12-22 Compact inductor handles up to 1MHz frequency
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has released a new IHLP low-profile, high-current inductor in the 2020 case size, offering an ultralow 3mm profile with a wide inductance range and low DCR.
2005-04-28 Chipsets offer higher power density
International Rectifier introduced two new 30V DirectFET MOSFET synchronous buck converter chipsets for advanced notebook computer designs using the latest Intel and AMD processors.
2005-06-27 Chipset maximizes bus converter
International Rectifier introduced a new DirectFET chipset that maximizes DC bus converter efficiency, when used with its IR2086S full-bridge bus converter IC.
2008-02-20 Chip integrates power management, audio features
austriamicrosystems has announced the launch of its AS3658 integrated power and audio management unit with sophisticated audio features.
2007-10-29 Changing your walls: The world of digital photo frames
It may not be obvious yet but digital entertainment may end up on your walls, replacing the conventional picture hanging in your home.
2014-11-21 Buffett to recharge EV battery market with Duracell?
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. agreed to buy Duracell for $4.7 billion in a move that could boost wireless charging, and expand Duracell into batteries for vehicles and the power grid.
2005-04-21 Buck converter suits 2-stage distributed power architectures
International Rectifier introduced a fully-optimized, full-function 15A single output synchronous buck converter device that achieves more than 90 percent efficiency at full load.
2005-07-22 Buck converter chipset from IR offers 40 percent size reduction
International Rectifier rolled out a 20V DirectFET MOSFET synchronous buck converter chipset that has performance similar to a pair of SO-8 MOSFETs with a 40 percent size reduction.
2011-12-14 Boost lighting efficiency with voltage-mode CRM PFC
Learn about the features of new voltage-mode controllers specifically designed for lighting applications.
2013-08-13 Benefits of integrated signal, power isolation
Know how integrated signal and power isolation provides robust and compact measurement and control.
2015-02-03 AVX outs high voltage stacked SMPS capacitors
The RV series capacitors are rated for 1kV-5kV and capacitance values spanning 100pF-15uF, and target applications such as medical, test, power conversion, scanning, and quality analysis equipment.
2007-12-28 Audio codec/power management IC enhances Core Logic PNDs
austriamicrosystems has announced that Core Logichas selected its AS3518 audio codec and advanced power management IC (audio front end) to power a reference design aimed at PNDs and multimedia phones.
2009-05-21 AnalogicTech stays 'fabless without foundries'
To explain the current issues in analog, EE Times caught up with Richard Williams, president, CEO and chief technology officer of Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., a fabless analog chip vendor.
2007-06-27 Analog ICs aid low-power handset designs
A cluster of new, analog-centric, components from National Semiconductor can help handheld designers implement the low-power tactics essential to longer operating times.
2010-04-14 AM3517/05 power reference design 3.6V to 6.3V input, high-efficiency, integrated 5-output PMIC
This application note proposes one power solution each for 3.3V operation and for 1.8V operation based on the TPS650732.
2012-04-27 Advantages of coupled-inductor SEPIC
Understand the capabilities and subtleties of single-ended primary-inductor converter topology.
2014-04-10 Advances in power converter packaging
Find out how packaging advances are matching semiconductor progress in power converter miniaturisation.
2008-03-25 ADI debuts 'first' gate drivers with isolated power
ADIhas rolled what it claims to be the first isolated half-bridge gate drivers that incorporate isolated power and isolated gate drivers in one package.
2008-05-23 ADI beefs up digital isolation portfolio
ADI is expanding its extensive family of digital isolation products with a series of four-channel devices that isolate both data and power.
2010-04-14 4A converter extends battery life in portable apps
Texas Instruments Inc. is rolling out what it claims to be the smallest and highest-performance buck-boost converter with a 4A switch and up to 96 percent efficiency.
2016-03-14 48V Direct-to-PoL modules support data centre set-ups
The benefits of a higher distribution bus voltage, particularly 48V, are well known that even Internet giant Google has recently announced its initiative to promote 48V server and distribution infrastructure as a standard for data centres.
2008-05-07 32V 500mA buck regulator integrates dual power monitor
austriamicro's hysteretic, high-efficiency step-down regulator in a 4mm x 4mm MLPQ 12-pin package is said to be the industry's first 32V 500mA buck regulator with integrated dual power monitor.
2010-01-29 12V buck converter simplifies CE power design
TI's SWIFT power management IC simplifies power design in consumer electronics with a 12V power supply, such as a STB or DTV.
2010-08-04 10A hold-up module reduces capacitance requirement
XP Power announces the new MTH100 hold-up module designed for sustaining short-term power for critical avionic and vetronic systems in cases of power dropouts. The modules significantly reduce the amount of bulk hold capacitance required, by as much as 80 percent.
2006-03-23 100V MOSFET reduces part count in SMPSs by 30%
Infineon's new family of 100V MOSFET devices promise to reduce part count in switched mode power supplies by 30 percent, and reduce losses of up to 20 percent.
2014-11-10 0.18um low power manufacturing process aimed at IoT
The low-power premium process from MagnaChip targets mobile, wearables, wireless sensors and energy harvesting applications, which are crucial for the growth of Internet of Things space.
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