Gina Roos is executive editor of EPS News. She can be reached at gina.roos@epsnewsonline.com.

Artesyn DC-DC Converters Meet Medical Approvals

Tempe, Ariz. — The AEE10W-M series of 10-watt (W) DC-DC converters from Artesyn Embedded Technologies complies with industrial or medical safety standards for instrumentation that requires a certified supplementary or reinforced insulation system. The AEE10W-M series, housed in a 2 x 1 inch industry-standard package, offers up to 92 percent efficiency and covers a wide input voltage range…

Microcontroller Market Continues to Strengthen

The microcontroller (MCU) market is expected to show positive sales in 2015 thanks to a sharp recovery in smartcards, improvements in the global economy, and the emergence of new embedded-systems applications, such as wearable electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT), according to IC Insights’ 2015 edition of The McClean Report. These market factors, in addition…

Buying LEDs: Consider the Total System Cost

LED manufacturers think it’s about time to change the purchasing conversation around LED pricing. This means looking at the total bill-of-materials (BOM) for the LED lighting system instead of just the cost of the LED. In a recent conversation with Paul Scheidt, leader of product marketing for LED components at Cree Inc., he explained that…

Wireless Charging for Wearables Readies for Huge Growth

The global market for wireless power and charging in wearable applications is forecast to grow 3,000 percent this year compared to 2014, according to IHS Technology. The market research firm expects global revenue of wireless power receivers and transmitters for wearable applications to exceed more than $480 million in 2015, up from $15 million last year.…