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Stackable 18-Vin / 35-A PMBus Synchronous Buck DC-DCs

December 8, 2016

Texas Instruments (TI) claims the industry's highest-density, 18-V input, 35-A synchronous dc-dc buck converter, which offers full differential remote-voltage sensing and PMBus to support telemetry. TI's TPS546C23 power converter integrates high- and low-side MOSFETs into a small-footprint package that is significantly denser than competitive devices. Designers can stack two converters in parallel to drive loads up to 70A for processors in space-constrained and power-dense applications in various markets, including wired and wireless communications, enterprise and cloud computing, and data storage systems.

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Industry News

Batteryless Wireless Tag for Improving Precision Agriculture

December 8, 2016

Sol Chip announced the introduction of its Sol Chip Comm™ autonomous, wireless, solar tag for enabling precision agriculture and smart irrigation. The Sol Chip Comm (SCC) device is an ultra-compact, maintenance-free, solar-powered, wireless tag. SCC powers, controls and wirelessly connects a wide variety of sensors to the Cloud.

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Most Read Stories of the Week

  1. Adaptive Synchronous Rectification for LLC Resonant Converters
  2. Limited Edition 2016 Snowflake Ornament
  3. High-Density 120W to 500W Isolated DC-DCs
  4. U.S. Patent Office Rejects Wireless Power Patent Challenge
  5. 60V Synchronous Buck-Boost Controller with Spread Spectrum
  6. 40W Slim Wall-Mount Level VI Adaptor
  7. Infineon a Founder of Smart Home Technology Lab in Beijing
  8. Low RDS(on) FETs for Load Switches in USB Type-C Mobile Devices
  9. Automotive-Grade Inductors feature Integrated E-Shield
  10. AEC-Q200 Soft-Termination C0G MLCCs

PowerViews

December 5, 2016

Programmable Fabric Creates Full-function Analog Power Components

Kapil Shankar
President & CEO, AnDAPT, Inc.

The AnDAPT Adaptive Multi-Rail Power (AmP™) platform delivers the industry's first, on-demand power management solution for a wide range of applications. AmP platforms integrate µAnalog elements, each with a digital wrapper, embedded on an interconnect fabric.

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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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