Ampleon announced the opening of its RF Energy Competence Center in Hefei, PRC. The company is recognized as a leader in the RF energy market and continues to invest in the emerging use of this technology. While RF energy covers a broad range of applications (domestic and professional cooking, heating and drying, ignition and lighting), the new competence center's current focus is on solid-state cooking.
Ampleon announced the modular M2 RF Energy reference system to replace magnetrons in the industrial heating market. This technology replacement is driven by the need for a longer service lifetime of the RF generators, to reduce operating costs and minimize the downtime of heating systems.
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC4282, an energy monitoring Hot Swap controller with dual MOSFET drive to enable 100A and higher current board designs. The LTC4282 ensures safe board insertion and removal from live 2.9V to 33V backplanes by controlling external N-channel MOSFETs to gently power up capacitors, avoiding sparks, connector damage and system glitches.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, introduced its next generation solutions for smart energy and industrial, scientific and medical markets.
Alcatel-Lucent and Trilliant, a global leader in smart communications platforms, are to deploy an IP-based data network for the Washington Gas Light Company that will increase the efficiency and safety of gas distribution, and help strengthen service responsiveness for 1.1 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia in the United States.
The RF Energy Alliance has been launched to advance today’s power and heating solutions by equipping engineers and designers with a transformative, cost-effective and highly efficient heating and power source: solid-state RF energy.