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Smooth traffic flow through automatic barriers: infrared LED optimizes license plate recognition

Smooth traffic flow through automatic barriers: infrared LED optimizes license plate recognition

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its family of high-power infrared Oslon LEDs for illumination solutions to include a new wavelength, 810 nm. The new SFH 4703AS infrared emitter will improve the performance
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03/21/2017
Mouser Offers Amphenol Advanced Sensors’ Air Quality Eval Boards

Amphenol Advanced Sensors’ Air Quality Eval Boards

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking
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03/21/2017
Ruggedized Axial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Meets Specs from -40 ° to +150 °C

Ruggedized Axial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Meets Specs from -40 ° to +150 °C

Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has introduced a new line of axial-lead aluminum electrolytic capacitors for applications which require very high-performance under all operating conditions.  The AXLH is a uniquely-designed axial-lead electrolytic that has the performance characteristics required
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03/21/2017

Mentor Graphics wins Harvey Rosten Award for heatsink optimization

Dr. Robin Bornoff, Dr. John Parry and John Wilson

Mentor Graphics announced that Dr. Robin Bornoff, Dr. John Parry and John Wilson, a team from Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division, received the Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence in thermal modeling and analysis of electronics. The team received the award for their paper, Subtractive Design: A Novel
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03/20/2017
Poised to deliver incredible efficiency, safety, and convenience improvements across all market sectors and applications, the Internet of Things (IoT) is experiencing rapid and widespread growth. In fact, Gartner estimates that 20.8 billion IoT devices will be in active operation by 2020 [1]. IoT
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03/17/2017
No longer just a device you’d only see in a cool science fiction movie (thank you James Bond 007, Minority Report, and Dick Tracy!) and only dream about using, wearable devices are here to stay. In the beginning, they were as simple as a walking or running step counter (a.k.a. a pedometer). However, over a
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03/17/2017
A security evaluation should help you to understand your risks. Risks are situations or properties of a system that expose things that you care about to danger or loss. For example, security problems in your product may expose you to a financial liability or cause your customers to stop trusting you and hence
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03/17/2017
Li-ion cell inventor creates fast-charging, noncombustible batteries

John Goodenough

A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells that could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable
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03/17/2017
TI claims smallest 12V, 10A DC/DC step-down power solution

SWIFT TPSM84A21 and TPSM84A22 DC/DC modules

Texas Instruments introduced a pair of 12-V, 10-A, 4-MHz step-down power modules that provide a power management solution that is 20 percent smaller than any other 10-A power module-based solution available. The easy-to-use SWIFT TPSM84A21 and TPSM84A22 DC/DC modules integrate power MOSFETs, shielded inductors,
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03/16/2017
Analog Devices' latest MCU enables 10x power savings in IoT devices

ADuCM4050 MCU

Analog Devices announced an ultra-low-power microcontroller unit (MCU) that addresses the rapidly growing need for embedding advanced algorithms while consuming the lowest system power at Internet of Things (IoT) edge nodes. The ADuCM4050 MCU includes an ARM Cortex-M4 core with floating-point unit, expanded
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03/16/2017
Microchip's PIC18 family's array of core-independent peripherals simplify complex designs

PIC18F “K42” family

Microchip announced the PIC18F “K42” family, which combines an extensive array of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs), high-resolution analogue, on-chip Direct Memory Access (DMA) and vectored interrupts for fast processing. The DMA controller enables data transfers between memory space and peripherals
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03/16/2017
Lattice Semi launches ECP5 and CrossLink programmable devices for automotive

ECP5 and CrossLink automotive devices

Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, announced the expansion of its automotive product portfolio with ECP5 and CrossLink programmable devices tailored specifically for interface bridging applications. Reinforcing Lattice’s commitment to the automotive market,
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03/16/2017
RohdeÂ&ÂSchwarz unveils three new channel partner products

Rohde & Schwarz entry-class T&M instruments

Developers and engineers have been relying on the test and measurement expertise of Rohde & Schwarz for more than 80 years. Mainly known for its innovative strength in high-end testing solutions, Rohde & Schwarz is now stepping up the game by transferring this knowledge and the same
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03/16/2017
Nexperia launches 80% smaller automotive power MOSFET package

Nexperia LFPAK33 package

Nexperia, the former Standard Products division of NXP, announced the availability of its automotive power MOSFETs in the new, LFPAK33, thermally-enhanced, loss-free package which has a footprint more than 80 percent smaller than industry standard devices. LFPAK33 devices also feature a significantly lower resistance
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03/16/2017
Infineon expands its offering of 62mm IGBT modules

62 mm IGBT module

Infineon Technologies is expanding its offering of 62 mm IGBT modules. The new power modules serve the growing demand for higher power density without increasing package size. This is realized by a larger chip area and an adapted DCB substrate in the proven 62 mm package. Typical applications for modules with
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03/10/2017
RECOM updates DC/DC book of knowledge

RECOM DC/DC Book of Knowledge

The new edition of the RECOM DC/DC Book of Knowledge has been released, with an additional chapter on magnetics. More than 1,000 online copies have been downloaded by engineers worldwide, in the first few weeks. This shows how valuable this source of in-depth practical power design information is to the power
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03/10/2017
TI's INA260 high/low-side digital current and power monitor now at Mouser

Texas Instruments INA260 Digital Current/Power Monitor

Mouser Electronics, a leading distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the INA260 digital current, power, and voltage monitor from Texas Instruments (TI). Designed with an I2C- and SMBus-compatible interface and an integrated 2-milliohm precision shunt
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03/10/2017
Mouser Electronics is again a major sponsor of the Create the Future Design Contest, a challenge to engineers and students worldwide to create the next great thing. Mouser’s valued suppliers Intel and Analog Devices, Inc. are once again joining Mouser in sponsoring the 15th annual contest,
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03/09/2017
Ultra-low-current LDO from Diodes handles up to 150mA with 1% accuracy

AP7350 low dropout voltage regulator

Available with output voltages from 1.2V to 3.3V and supporting load currents up to 150mA, the AP7350 low dropout voltage regulator (LDO) introduced by Diodes Incorporated targets low-power handheld and wearable device applications. Its ultra-low quiescent current of just 0.25μA and 1% accuracy enable designs
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03/09/2017
At the embedded world Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany (March 14-16, 2017), Maxim Integrated Products will empower design innovation by demonstrating leading-edge analog technology for industrial, healthcare, internet of things (IoT), and embedded security applications. Highlights
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03/09/2017
Toshiba introduces low reverse current Schottky barrier diodes

Low reverse-current Schottky Barrier Diodes

Toshiba Electronics Europe expanded its extensive portfolio of diodes with the addition of six low reverse-current Schottky Barrier Diodes (SBDs). With a peak reverse voltage of 40V, the new CCS15F40, CUS15F40, CBS10F40, CUS10F40, CTS05F40, and CUS05F40 are suitable for voltage boosting circuits in white LED
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03/09/2017
Exxelia to show TCM high-reliability common-mode inductors at APEC

TCM series of common-mode inductors

Exxelia, a leadingdesigner and manufacturer of highly engineered passive components and high-end electromechanical solutions, will introduce the new TCM series of common-mode inductors at 2017 Applied Power Electronics Conference, Tampa, FL, from March 27-30. Designed and qualified to be compatible with aerospace
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03/09/2017
AVX's latest supercapacitor tech now at TTI

AVX Supercapacitors or Double Layer Capacitors

AVX Supercapacitors or Double Layer Capacitors provide a unique combination of characteristics recognised as delivering an excellent compromise between electronic and dielectric capacitors. Available now in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, the technologies
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03/09/2017
PSDcast - Picodeon's Fergus Clarke and Jari Liimatainen talk about advanced battery tech

Picodeon's Fergus Clarke and Jari Liimatainen

In this PSDcast Picodeon CEO, Fergus Clarke and CTO Jari Liimatainen talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about advanced battery technology and next-generation materials and methods to create energy storage for devices demanding ever higher energy densities. The company has developed a differentiated
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03/09/2017
The Sumida ESMIT-4180/C Series Isolation Transformer is the latest entry into Sumida’s line of low-profile, surface mounted isolation transformers. It was developed to better respond to the demands of the embedded-circuit based products, including automotive battery monitoring, high-speed modems and other
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03/08/2017
ST Micro's latest 900V MOSFETs enhance power and efficiency

900V MDmesh K5 MOSFETs

Satisfy system demands for higher power and greater efficiency using the latest 900V MDmesh K5 super-junction MOSFETs from STMicroelectronics, which deliver best-in-class on-resistance (RDS(ON)) and dynamic characteristics. A 900V breakdown voltage assures extra safety margin in systems with high bus voltages.
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03/08/2017
Kokam's XPAND, high-performance Li-ion solution drives EVs and E-bus/trams

XPAND battery pack

Kokam Co., Ltd, the world’s premier provider of innovative battery solutions, today introduced the XPAND battery pack, delivering electric vehicle manufacturers a safe, high performance, cost-effective battery solution for electric bus, tram, truck, ground support equipment (GSE), military, marine, special-purpose
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03/08/2017
TDK adds 300W rated modules to HVDC input converter series

PH-A280 series

TDK announced the addition of new, higher power models to the PH-A280 series of high voltage input DC-DC converters. Capable of operating from 200 to 425Vdc, these 300W output power modules are suitable for use in data centres, telecommunications, and renewable energy applications utilising a 380V nominal high
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03/08/2017
USC researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries. In a paper published in the January issue of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Sri Narayan and Derek Moy of the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute outline
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03/08/2017
ON Semi claims lowest-power Bluetooth LE SoC for IoT

RSL10 ultra-miniature multi-protocol Bluetooth 5 certified radio SoC

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, challenges ultra-low-power wireless connectivity with its latest product offering. The RSL10 highly flexible, ultra-miniature multi-protocol Bluetooth 5 certified radio System-on-Chip (SoC) is capable of supporting the advanced wireless functionalities
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03/03/2017
Wolfspeed expands third-gen MOSFET platform to 1200V

1200V, 75mΩ MOSFET

Wolfspeed, a Cree Company and a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has expanded its innovative C3M platform through the introduction of a 1200V, 75mΩ MOSFET in its recently released low-inductance discrete packaging. The new device simplifies designs and enables an increase in frequency while maintaining
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03/03/2017
Navitas claims first integrated half-bridge GaN power IC

NV6250 AllGaN half-bridge GaN Power IC

Navitas Semiconductor announced a major technology breakthrough with the introduction of the industry’s first integrated half-bridge Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power IC. Half-bridge circuits are essential building blocks in the power electronics industry, used in everything from smartphone chargers and laptop adapters,
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03/03/2017
Ametherm's 30A circuit-protection thermistor touts resistance, current, and energy

SL32 0R230 circuit protection thermistor

Ametherm released a new UL-approved circuit protection thermistor that helps to conserve power, save space, and lower costs for a wide variety of applications with industry-best hot resistance, current handling, and energy ratings. The new SL32 0R230 released today is the only UL-approved circuit
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03/03/2017
Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, is now shipping the Keysight Technologies Ultra-Low Cost Oscilloscope Series. The range has 50 to 100 MHz models delivering professional-level functionality, industry-leading software analysis and 6-in-1 instrument integration, giving users even more value for
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03/03/2017
Vicor launches Cool-Power ZVS buck-boost regulator

Cool-Power ZVS Buck-Boost Regulators

Vicor announced a new addition to its growing PI37xx family of Cool-Power ZVS Buck-Boost Regulators. Delivering up to 140 Watts of power, and up to 8 Amps of output current, at up to 96% efficiency, the new PI3740 Cool-Power regulator features an input operating voltage range of 8 – 60 VDC and a regulated
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03/03/2017
Maxim’s single-chip MAX2769C universal GNSS receiver for GPS, satnav, and RF apps now at Mouser

Maxim MAX2769C Universal GNSS Receiver

Mouser Electronics, a leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the MAX2769C universal global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver from Maxim Integrated. Touted as one of the industry's first universal, single-chip
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03/03/2017
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos at Embedded World 2017

At embedded world, Würth Elektronik eiSos will present the WE-MAPI SMD storage choke, the world’s smallest wrapped metal alloy power inductor.

Würth Elektronik eiSos, one of the leading European suppliers of electronic and electromechanical components, is taking the stage at the embedded world exhibition in Nuremberg (14 to 16 March 2017). The focus of the presentation at Stand 3-359 in Hall 3 will be on miniature components for embedded applications.
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03/02/2017
Microchip's advanced motor control tool has auto-tune and self-commissioning capability

motorBench Development Suite

An advanced motor control software plug-in for Microchip’s MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with auto tuning and self-commissioning capability is now available from Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. The plug-in, called
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03/02/2017
Littelfuse's unidirectional ESD protection is first in a 01005 flip-chip

SP3145 Series TVS Diode Arrays

Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, introduced an industry first: a new series of three unidirectional TVS diode arrays in space-saving 01005 flip chip packages (0.230mm x 0.430mm). Unidirectional protection is typically preferable to bidirectional protection, particularly on logic and data lines, which
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03/01/2017
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association’s (PSMA) Energy Efficiency Committee is sponsoring an “Energy Management - Smart Microgrid” Industry Session at APEC 2017. Consisting of presentations by seven industry experts, Session IS20 will be held on Thurs., March 30th, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. at the
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03/01/2017
Toshiba's 40V/45V N-channel power MOSFET boasts leading-class on-resistance

U-MOS IX-H series of low-voltage N-channel power MOSFETs

Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its U-MOS IX-H series of low-voltage N-channel power MOSFETs with new 40V and 45V products delivering industry leading-class[1] low on-resistance and high-speed performance. The new products - nine 40V and five 45V versions - are designed for industrial and consumer applications,
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03/01/2017
Rohde & Schwarz' new R&S RT-ZVC multichannel power probe empowers battery testing

R&S RT-ZVC used in conjunction with an R&S CMW communication tester

The new R&S RT-ZVC multichannel power probe, in combination with an R&S CMW radio communication tester, monitors the power consumption of chipsets, radio modules and mobile devices. It is presented as the only solution available on the market that can correlate battery consumption data with RF signaling
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Date:
03/01/2017

 



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