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2011-07-29 07:30:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced its KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) High Voltage (HV) SM Series capacitors. Designed to meet robust performance standards required in higher reliability industrial applications, the KPS family of devices utilizes leadframe technology to isolate the multilayer ceramic component from the printed circuit...

2011-07-25 09:22:00

DALLAS, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced a 3-MHz, 100-mA synchronous step-down DC/DC converter, which integrates a bypass switch and a unique DCS-Control technology. The new device extends battery run-time by 20 percent in low-power wireless and MSP430(TM) MCU-based applications, when compared to competing solutions. The high-performance device has an operating current of only 25 uA and supports many low-power applications, such...

2011-06-20 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the industry's first 100V half-bridge gate driver optimized for use with enhancement-mode Gallium-Nitride (GaN) power field-effect transistors (FETs) in high-voltage power converters. National's new LM5113 is a highly-integrated, high-side and low-side GaN FET driver that reduces component count by 75 percent and shrinks printed circuit board (PCB) area by up to 85 percent compared...

2011-06-07 12:13:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE: HEI-A) (NYSE: HEI), expanded its line of point of load (POL) DC-DC power converters today with the introduction of a new 20A module. The DVPL0520S is a non-isolated, synchronous, regulated buck converter that steps down power at the point of use with up to 90% efficiency. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110607/SF15654) With modules now ranging in output from 3A to 20A, VPT is the only...

2011-05-31 09:24:00

DALLAS, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced a high-efficiency, primary-side feedback transformer driver for isolated 2-W power supplies, which are used in programmable logic controllers, industrial automation and other noise-sensitive data acquisition designs. For product details, SPICE model, design tools and evaluation modules visit: www.ti.com/tps55010-pr. The high-efficiency TPS55010 with integrated FETs features a simple...

2011-05-02 15:05:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced additions to its military and space grade ceramic stacked capacitor product line. As part of the comprehensive KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) MIL Series, these devices are now available in MIL-PRF-49470 T-level high reliability product levels to complement KEMET's standard reliability offerings. "The KPS...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced 12 new SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules, the first to drive up to 10A of output current and comply with the CISPR 22 (Class B) radiated and conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) standard in industrial and communications infrastructure applications. Watch a video on the products at http://bit.ly/LMZ10A. National's modules include new features for current...

2011-03-15 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today kicked off the Avnet (NYSE: AVT) Design Strategies for ARM Systems Design Summit in Santa Clara with the introduction of its new WEBENCH® Processor Power Architect, the industry's first online design tool to model and optimize power supplies for Atmel Corporation and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ARM® processors in minutes. National's new WEBENCH Processor...

2011-03-14 19:30:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced that its award-winning WEBENCH® Designer tools are now available in the Korean language. Worldwide expert and novice electronic engineers as well as mechanical engineers have used WEBENCH to create over 1.5 million analog designs cost-free and quickly since its introduction in 1999. National's unique WEBENCH environment features WEBENCH Visualizer, the only tool...

2011-03-14 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced ten new SolarMagic(TM) integrated circuits (ICs), the first in a series developed to reduce cost, improve reliability and simplify design of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Ranging from the industry's first full-bridge gate driver to a micropower voltage regulator, the new ICs are well-suited for a variety of photovoltaic electronic applications, including those found in...


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