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New ultra-low dropout linear regulators from Intersil

Intersil Corporation has announced a new series of ultra-low dropout linear regulators that delivers what the company claims to be the lowest full-load dropout voltage. The ISL80111, ISL80112 and ISL80113 are specified for 1A, 2A and 3A output currents, and are optimised for precision low voltage regulation.

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RS Components adds new TRACOPOWER products to boost power conversion offering

RS Components (RS) is now stocking an extended range of power conversion devices from the TRACOPOWER series. The TMPM 04 series of 4-watt AC/DC power supplies comprises single and dual output models with universal input. Supplied in a very compact (36.5 x 27.0 x 17.1 mm), fully encapsulated casing, designed for PCB mount, these units are suitable for powering standby circuits and other low power applications that require high efficiency.

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Audio transducers turn 3D-gaming and sports glasses into multimedia headsets

HiWave Technologies, a developer of audio amplifier ICs, full frequency range speaker drivers and next generation haptic touch devices, has launched the Farina platform that through a combination of bending wave transducer and electronics is set to  revolutionise the way audio signals are delivered to the listener. When mounted onto the frames of spectacles, such as those used for 3D gaming, the Farina transducer stimulates the outer ear, or pinna, with a broadband audio signal, turning the spectacles into headsets.

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Convection cooled 60 W DC-DC converter achieves 92% efficiency

XP Power has announced the JCK60 series of highly efficient metal cased 60 Watt DC-DC converters aimed at a broad range of telecommunications, networking and industrial applications. Measuring only 50.8 x 50.8 x 10.16 mm (2 x 2 x 0.4 inches), these compact convection cooled converters have a high power density of 37.5 Watts per cubic inch and do not require any forced air cooling, additional heat sinking or baseplate cooling.

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TI expands market share in fast growing industrial electronics chip market

Texas Instruments (TI) reinforced its lead in the fast-growing industrial electronics semiconductor market last year, with the company’s purchase of National Semiconductor boosting its market share, according to a new report from IHS iSuppli . Already the market leader in 2010, TI further enhanced its market dominance in 2011 as its revenue from the industrial electronics chip space grew to $2.2 billion, up 24.9 percent from $1.8 billion a year earlier. TI’s market share last year now stands at 7.3 percent, up from 6.4 percent in 2010.

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Human motion used as energy source to power stop signals on new London buses

As London hosts the Olympics, one of the biggest sporting events in its history, the capital’s new Eco-Routemaster hybrid buses will transport thousands of sports fans throughout the capital. These buses allow passengers to activate stop signals with their bodies as a source of energy using energy harvesting wireless technology from EnOcean.

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