Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) pioneered the development of an open standards control network platform. With more than 100 million echelon powered devices installed worldwide, the company helps its customers easily and safely migrate their existing control systems to the most advanced platforms while bringing new devices and applications integrated into a growing global Industrial network. Echelon helps customers reduce operating costs, increase satisfaction and safety, increase revenue and execute better in mature and emerging markets.
Linear Technology Corporation, a subsidiary of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), introduced the LT8609S, a 2A (3A peak), 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator. Its unique Silent Switcher® 2 architecture utilizes two internal input capacitors and internal BST and INTVCC capacitors to minimize thermal loop area. The LT8609S is designed to significantly reduce EMI/EMC emissions due to the extremely well-controlled switching edges, with an internal ground plane and copper posts instead of bond wires.