July 2015
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Power & Battery Management

The DragonBoard 410c is a low-cost development board design based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The Snapdragon 410 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Click here to learn more.

Altera Technology Day (ATD) is being held in eight locations across Asia Pacific, from August to September this year, including Taiwan, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and China. Altera experts will introduce the innovative FPGAs, tools and IP and share the latest developments in IoT, networking, embedded vision, etc. Click here to view the event schedule and register now!

Arrow and Cree to host a lighting seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 13, 2015. The seminars will provide designers and manufacturers of lighting products a comprehensive overview of Cree's LED products and Arrow's total lighting solutions. To register, please click here.

This report provides general information on purchasing trend of product segments including Analog, Discrete, Embedded, Logic, Connectors etc. Contact your local Arrow sales representative to find out how Arrow can help you manage inventory assets more effectively and increase your supply chain efficiency.


Shutting down inactive circuitry can save substantial power; however, this kind of power management assumes there is an actively managing brain (typically a microcontroller) that knows when to turn things on and off.

ST introduces a new generation of diodes, the Field-Effect Rectifier Diode series (FERD) with a rectification performance in applications close to that of synchronous solutions yet with the lower complexity of traditional rectification techniques. Click here for more details.

Do any of these sound familiar? Hanging back in the airport lounge to charge your phone or laptop a few extra percent? Daisy-chaining your phone to your laptop and hoping both last to the end of your call. Carrying a bag of cables to charge your devices on the go?

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industrys first fully integrated 5-A single-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-charger circuit with proprietary MaxCharge technology that reduces charge time up to 60 percent compared to existing battery chargers.

Emerging hybrid, or mixed-signal, power conversion controllers entering the marketplace are turning the Analog vs. Digital mentality into a Best of Digital Plus Best of Analog pragmatism. These devices aim to leverage the strengths of both analog and digital solutions, while mitigating their collective weaknesses.

Driven by integrated functionality and shrinking size for smart-phone and tablet devices, energy density of lithium-ion batteries have significantly improved during the last few years.

Li-battery packs are particularly sensitive to faults caused by external shorts, runaway charging conditions and abusive overcharging that can result in potentially damaging overcurrent and over-temperature conditions.

Molex Incorporated introduces the Super Sabre Power Connector System for all high-current applications where flexible wire-to-wire and wire-to-board configurations are required.

An embedded system is an application specific system comprising of software and hardware. Performance of such system is determined by both hardware and the software capability.

Li-Ion battery manufacturing is a complicated procedure, combined with the requirement for high power, efficient, and highly accurate test equipment for electrical tests. ADI AD8450/1 and ADP1972 solution is based on PWM architecture, which effectively enhances the test efficiency and accuracy to the extreme and lowers system cost.

ITT Interconnect Solutions APD 1-way series uses machined high performance copper contacts with silver plating for high power applications. The Customers demand was to but a cost-effective power contact with an optimized operation current. To offer a parallel to the high power APD 1-way, ITT ICS engineered the Power Brass Contact as a lower price.

This design note provides complete circuit schematic details, PCB layout, test data and BOM for a power supply with primary side constant voltage and current regulation utilizing ON Semiconductors new NCP1365 current mode controller, which is for smart phone and tablet chargers.

An FPGA power tree is a graphical representation of your systems power management architecture. The power tree illustrates the main supply power flow through a tree of power converters that convert the main supply power to the voltage and current required to drive various loads.

Amphenol provides busbar connector for high power and battery management that include busbar-to-busbar, busbar-to-cable and busbar-to-PCB interconnection from 150A to 1000A solution. For more enquiry, please email to us or visit Amphenol webiste here.

Power supplies require passive components to lower overall energy
consumption, must be highly stable under fluctuations in temperature, and
must support noise suppression.

To maintain the reliability of devices that use battery packs, Bourns offers a
comprehensive line of circuit protection solutions. One of the leading battery
technologies is Lithium-ion (Li-ion). This paper will explore methods for protecting Li-ion battery packs during charging and discharging.

If you take a look around, youll notice that you are surrounded by a lot of metering devices at every step of your everyday life. Im talking about all the electric, gas and water meters, and the heating meter devices in our homes, not to mention the flow meters, weighing and registration systems at petrol stations and shopping centres.

Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductors are an innovative new option for power electronic designers looking to improve system efficiency, reduce form factor, and operate at higher temperatures in products for industrial power applications. Market trends are quickly moving toward higher energy efficient systems by reducing energy losses through new technology like SiC.

Knowledge of the batterys health and charge are very important in modern day vehicles. Innovations such as stop-start, drive-by-wire, and the conversion of once hydraulic systems to electrical systems add an even greater load to the vehicles electrical battery system.

System architects of embedded systems, networking and datacom equipment are constantly being pushed to increase the data throughput and performance of their systems as well as add functionality and features.

KEMET is major supplier for polymer tantalum capacitor in the Globe. The high capacitance low ESR features of tan polymer cap make it popular for the power management application in most Consumer electronics, Server and Telecom products etc.

Lithium-Ion batteries have several advantages when compared with other battery types: They are light weight, and energy density of lithium-ion is typically twice that of the standard nickel-cadmium. Li-Ion batteries have no memory effect, and the self-discharge is 6 ~ 8 times less compared to nickel-cadmium.

Recent advancements in integrated Hall-effect current sensor technology provide an alternative current sensing solution that reduces power loss, achieves most cost targets, and occupies a much smaller volume on the application printed circuit board.

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