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Automotive-Grade, Multiphase 12A DC-DC Buck PMIC

January 20, 2017

Dialog Semiconductor plc announced the DA9210-A power management IC (PMIC). The DA9210-A is a multiphase, automotive grade, 12A dc-dc buck converter that supplies the high current core rails of microprocessor devices, including those used in next generation infotainment systems taking center stage in today's connected cars.

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Industry News

I3C Interface Specification from MIPI Supersets I2C

January 20, 2017

The MIPI® Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today released MIPI I3C, Improved Inter-Integrated Circuit, a sensor interface specification that streamlines sensor integration in smartphones, wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and automotive systems.

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PowerViews

January 13, 2017

The Future of Electricity

Richard Zhang
Technology Executive, GE Power Conversion

We are living in a dynamic global power environment. We all need the same thing—affordable, sustainable, reliable power, and the demand is growing. While the power sector is leading the way towards a decarbonized energy system, electricity gains ground in many sectors and will make up about 25 percent of final energy consumption by 2040, as estimated by IEA.

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Friday Features

December 31, 2015

Building Blocks for GaN Power Switches

A team of engineers from Cornell University, the University of Notre Dame and the semiconductor company IQE plc has created gallium-nitride (GaN) power diodes capable of serving as the building blocks for future GaN power switches — with applications spanning nearly all electronics products and electricity distribution infrastructures. Along with having many desirable features as a material, GaN is notorious for its defects and reliability issues. So the team zeroed in on devices based on GaN with record-low defect concentrations to probe GaN's ultimate performance limits for power electronics. They describe their results in a paper in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

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