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2011-01-19 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced three new SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules, the first to drive high output voltage applications in a variety of markets including industrial, communications infrastructure and military. The easy-to-use LMZ14201H, LMZ14202H and LMZ14203H power modules provide the efficiency of a synchronous switching regulator with the simplicity of a linear regulator, eliminating...

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2011-01-05 14:10:55

By Ariel DuChene, Syracuse University A team led by Patrick T. Mather, director of Syracuse Biomaterials Institute (SBI) and Milton and Ann Stevenson professor of biomedical and chemical engineering in Syracuse University's L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (LCS), has succeeded in applying the concept of functionally graded materials (FGMs) to shape memory polymers (SMPs). SMPs are a class of "smart" materials that can switch between two shapes, from a fixed (temporary)...

2010-12-16 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today marked the 20-year anniversary of its SIMPLE SWITCHER® brand of products. Since 1990, electronic system engineers around the world have created designs featuring National's SIMPLE SWITCHER products, with over 1.5 billion units shipped to date. More than 100,000 engineers design power supplies with SIMPLE SWITCHER power modules, voltage regulators and controllers each year,...

2010-11-09 11:05:00

MUNICH, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ELECTRONICA -- VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE: HEI-A) (NYSE: HEI), unveiled its latest point of load (POL) DC-DC converter today, the DVPL0503S. This new converter joins VPT's growing line of POL DC-DC converters that deliver critical reliability performance and efficiency in the distributed power architectures of avionics, military, and space systems. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101109/SF97609) (Photo:...

2010-11-03 15:11:00

GENEVA, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in power semiconductors, has released details of a patented high-efficiency circuit and dedicated optimized power components. This new technology will produce cost savings while helping designers comply with the highest power-efficiency standards. The new circuit and power components are ideally suited for boost or buck converters, which are power devices that are usually used in solar inverters or SMPS...

2010-10-26 12:05:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE: HEI-A) (NYSE: HEI), will showcase a new DC-DC power system solution at the Electronica trade show in Munich Germany, from November 9 through November 12 in Hall A4, Booth 507. VPT is attending the show in conjunction with its German electronics distributor, Protec GmbH. In addition to the new power solution, VPT will also provide detailed information on its avionics and military grade DC-DC converters as well as...

2010-10-04 14:30:00

TOWSON, Md., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Recharge small electronics from your vehicle with Black & Decker's new line of Power Inverters, including the 800 Watt Power Inverter (PI800BB), the 500W 2-in-1 Vehicle Power Supply (PI500BB) and the Electronics Power Converter (PI100BB). Designed for consumers on the go, these inverters offer the convenience of electric power from a car, SUV, truck or minivan. Whether camping, tailgating or simply recharging small electronics, there...

2010-09-20 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the LM5119, a high voltage, dual-channel, dual-phase, synchronous buck controller with emulated current-mode (ECM) control. The LM5119 enables regulation of single or dual high-current voltages directly from inputs as high as 65V, simplifying high voltage DC-DC conversion and reducing PCB footprint by up to 50 percent versus alternative solutions requiring two conversion stages. The...

2010-09-16 08:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced a high-efficiency, ultra-low power step-down converter for energy harvesting and low-power applications. The new TPS62120 achieves 96 percent efficiency, and can generate a 75 mA output current from an input voltage of 2 V to 15 V. The high-performance device supports energy harvesting and battery-powered applications, as well as 9 V and 12 V line-powered systems. Visit:...

2010-08-23 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced that its award-winning WEBENCH® Designer tools are now available both online and offline in Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages. Since its introduction in 1999, expert and novice electronic and mechanical engineers worldwide have used WEBENCH to create over 1.5 million analog designs cost-free and quickly. National's unique WEBENCH environment features...


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