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Miniature Ceramic Resonators for Rugged Applications
Abracon announces availability of new AWSCR miniature ceramic resonator solutions for a broad range of rugged applications, including motor control, computing, consumer electronics and industrial applications. These devices feature a wide lineup of available frequencies (2MHz to 16MHz) and a compact
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09/20/2019
PCIe Gen 4 Card Edge Connectors Support Speeds up to 16 Gbps
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- TE Connectivity (TE) introduced its new PCIe Gen 4 card edge connectors, which meet industry PCI-SIG Card Electromechanical (CEM) specification 4.0 and support Intel and AMD next-generation platforms with up to 16 Gbps of bandwidth. Designed to support next-generation CPUs for better system
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09/19/2019
High-Power TVS Diodes Protect Vulnerable Electronics
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. announced a new series of higher surge TVS Diode products in an DO-214AB package. The 8.0SMDJ series is optimized to protect sensitive electronic equipment from transient voltage induced by lightning and other voltage events. Because it combines up to 8000W of peak
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Date:
09/17/2019

High-Reliability AC/DC Converter LDE/LHE Family
MORNSUN launched new 45W & 60W AC/DC converters for 85-264Vac input voltage range of LDE series, 5W & 10W AC/DC converters for 85-305Vac input voltage range of LDE series, and 10W, 15W, 25W, 40W, 60W AC/DC converters for 85-305Vac input voltage range of LHE series. With these new products
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09/17/2019
LDO Linear Regulator can Help Double Battery Life
DALLAS - Texas Instruments (TI) introduced an ultra-low-power low-dropout (LDO) linear voltage regulator with the industry’s lowest quiescent current (IQ) of sub-25 nA – one-tenth that of competing ultra-small devices. The new regulator features low IQ control at light loads even in
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Date:
09/17/2019
Are you SiC of Silicon? â€

Anup Bhalla, Vice President Engineering, UnitedSiC

Using Silicon Carbide (SiC) FETs in Data Center power supplies and telecom rectifiers With the deployment of 5G Networks, we can expect a massive build out worldwide, requiring many high-quality telecom rectifiers to provide the needed power.  To meet the need for improved efficiency,
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09/16/2019
Proximity Sensor Provides Sensing Distance up to 30 cm
MALVERN, Pa. — The optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new proximity sensor that offers a sensing distance of up to 30 cm. Combining an IR emitter, photo detectors for proximity, amplifiers, and ADC circuitry into a single package, the Vishay Semiconductors VCNL3040
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09/16/2019
PCIe Card Enables Cloud Gaming-as-a-Service
NEWARK, CA — SMART Embedded Computing, a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., announced the availability of a powerful new PCI Express card, the PCIE-7217. SMART EC’s PCIE-7217 features Intel’s latest processor for cloud gaming, the Intel Core i7 processor, along with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, which
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09/13/2019
Battery Icons Define User Identities
New research from Cass Business School has found that battery icons on mobile phones shape how people view time and space, and how battery conservation practices define user identities. The study of London commuters found that respondents viewed their daily trip in terms of the time and distance between
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09/12/2019
ATS Services Provide Cooling Answers for Digi-Key Customers
NORWOOD, MA – Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) is now providing design engineering services for companies doing business with leading electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, through their Design Services Provider network. ATS offers comprehensive thermal analysis and design
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09/11/2019
Cell Internet Users Place Privacy Burden on Themselves
A new report from the Media, Inequality and Change (MIC) Center -- a joint project of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University -- details the kinds of online privacy tradeoffs that disproportionately impact
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09/11/2019
Are There Health Consequences for not Using a Smartphone?

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking explores the psychological and social issues surrounding the Internet and interactive technologies.

New Rochelle, NY--Many studies have examined the health effects of smartphone abuse, but a new study looks at the sociodemographic features and health indicators of people who have a smartphone but do not use it regularly. This under-studied group of individuals were significantly more likely to report feelings
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Date:
09/09/2019
Seoul Semi Files Litigation for Cell Phone Flashlight LEDs

Seoul Semiconductor's headquarters.

Date:
09/05/2019
Battery Charger with Industry's Lowest Termination Current
DALLAS – Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new switching battery charger integrated circuit (IC) that supports a termination current of 20 mA. Compared to competing devices, which typically support a termination current higher than 60 mA, TI’s BQ25619 enables 7% higher battery capacity and longer run time.
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Date:
09/03/2019