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New Power Management / Low Power Designs from National Semiconductor
(broadcast:3 March 2009):
Rick Zarr, Chief Technologist of PowerWise Solutions at National Semiconductor, speaks with eg3.com about new power management / low power technologies available from National Semi as well as new "PowerWise Reference Designs," ranging from charging batteries via Solar Power to Ambient Light to Adaptive LED Driver to a Load-Detecting Power Supply and more.
Keywords: Power Management, Low Power, Analog Design, Green Tech.
About Rick Zarr:
Rick Zarr is a Technologist of PowerWise® Solutions at National Semiconductor.
Based in Florida, Zarr is actively engaged in research of energy related technologies and applications for semiconductors.
He has more than 25 years of practical engineering experience and has published numerous papers and articles.
He received the National Semiconductor Applications Engineer of the Year Award in 1994 for his work on battery charging and has lectured on energy management related topics at various industry events both in the US and Asia.
Rick holds a BSEE from the University of South Florida and is a member of the IEEE.
About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor creates energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal semiconductors.
Its PowerWise products enable systems that consume less power, extend battery life and generate less heat.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.89 billion for fiscal 2008 which ended May 25, 2008.
Express Logic develops, markets and supports the ThreadX® real-time operating system (RTOS), NetXTCP/IP networking stack, USBX USB stack, FileX® embedded file system, and PEGX GUI toolkit for embedded applications.
ThreadX is a royalty-free, full source code, small-footprint, low-overhead RTOS that is extremely easy to learn and use. ThreadX is one of the most widely deployed RTOS products in the world, with over 1.25 billion products based on ThreadX.