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Health, Medical & Mobility

December 2014
Here are the results of an output capacitor benchmark study used in a step-down DC/DC converter design, based on a well-used control IC (Maxim’s MAX 1537 [1]) with a 6-24V input voltage range and two separate voltage outputs of 3.3 and 5V. “Some 99 percent of so-called ‘design’ problems associated
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12/30/2014
There is no Moore’s Law for passive components like capacitors, but relentless development is delivering the kinds of devices engineers need to deliver cutting-edge new products for modern living. Capacitors have for many years enabled electronic designers to manage energy within circuits and fulfill basic
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12/30/2014
The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a growing problem, estimated to be five to seven percent of world trade. Among those well-known brands are consumer safety and critical electrical products, which can have threatening implications for workers and facilities. The cost
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12/30/2014

Frederik Dostal von Analog Devices Ãber Energy Harvesting

Frederik Dostal von Analog Devices

In diesem PSDcast Frederik Dostal von Analog Devices spricht mit Alix Paultrevon Power Systems Design über die Fragen im Zusammenhang mit Energie ernten und einige der Dinge ADI bieten über Lösungen für das Engineering Community. Energy Harvesting ist nicht nur ein Akku-Tausch Technologie, so dass kleine
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12/30/2014
From products such as Google Glass, advanced fitness activity trackers, heads-up imaging displays, and blood pressure monitors, it is obvious that wearable devices have entered the military, industrial and high-end consumer markets. These devices are rapidly improving and becoming even “smarter”. A “wearable”
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12/30/2014
A wearable world

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

The biggest buzzword out there since “The Internet of Things” (IoT) was coined by  Kevin Ashton is currently the term “Wearables”, a subset of the cloud-based user-oriented marketplace the IoT represents. Wearable devices have been presented as the very culmination of personal device technology,
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12/30/2014
Defining consumer electronics

Kevin Parmenter, Excelsys

Once upon a time electronics went into neat precise product categories, making marketing people at electronics component companies happy. However the situation has become far more complex. Consumer electronics products are now finding their way into other applications, because frankly they are better, faster,
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12/30/2014
Energy-harvesting NFC/RFID tag authenticator securely protects sensitive data transfer between master and slave devices

MAX66242 DeepCover Secure Authenticator

Designers can now perform secure wireless data communication on their embedded systems without needing the host microcontroller, but by simply using a single MAX66242 DeepCover Secure Authenticator from Maxim Integrated Products. The MAX66242 secure authenticator is an advanced tag that combines a wireless NFC/RFID
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12/29/2014
Doug Bailey of Power Integrations on Power.com

Doug Bailey of Power Integrations

In this PSDcast Doug Bailey of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's rebranding with the launch of www.power.com and the redesign of the company's logo. The changes are not only cosmetic; they reflect the significant growth, expansion, and strategy of the new Power
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12/24/2014
Coupling quantum dot light emitters with nanofibers for quantum internet applications

Research is ongoing to develop fiber in-line technology to integrate atomic sources of light into optical nanofibers

Professor Hakuta and his group at the Center for Photonic Innovations are addressing the following issues to develop fiber in-line technology to integrate atomic sources of light into optical nanofibers. Fabrication of high efficiency tapered glass nanofibers; development of reproducible methods for integrating
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12/24/2014
Anderson Power Products offers 3 & 5 position Mini PL SPEC Pak connector

Mini PL SPEC Pak is a series of compact, environmentally sealed connectors

Anderson Power Products (APP) Mini PL SPEC Pak is a series of compact, environmentally sealed connectors. Mini PL SPEC Pak connectors are touch safe on both sides and feature a latching shell. Power handling capabilities up to 23 amps and 600 volts AC/DC per pole allow more power in a smaller waterproof (IP68)
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12/22/2014
2014 trends lay groundwork for IoT

The Intel Edison is part of a Wearables campaign by Intel.

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to construct a digital shadow of the physical world, and this presents opportunities that are tremendous in scope and profound in their implications. At the same time, realizing this vision of a massively interconnected life requires both the push of a critical mass of smart
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12/19/2014
ON Semi unveils latest ultra-low power precision op-amps

NCS325 and NCS333 op amps

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has introduced a family of affordable, precision CMOS operational amplifiers (op amps) that deliver zero drift operation and industry leading quiescent current for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs. Targeted at industrial, white
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12/18/2014
Alan Grau of Icon Labs on device security

Alan Grau of Icon Labs

In this PSDcast Alan Grau, President and CEO of Icon Labs, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the issues of security in cloud-enabled embedded systems and devices. Icon Labs provides unique and specialized security software for IoT devices and embedded systems. These products are modular security
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12/17/2014
Molex modular D-Sub mixed-layout connectors handle up to IP69-rating for harsh environments

Molex modular D-Sub mixed-layout connector

Molex introduced modular D-Sub mixed-layout connectors and cable assemblies through FCT electronic, a Molex company. Tailored to meet specific customer requirements, the UL-approved D-Sub mixed layout connectors can combine power, signal, RF and pneumatics to accommodate a range of industrial automation applications.
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12/17/2014
Allegro MicroSystems releases sensorless BLDC controller

A4963 sensorless BLDC controller

Allegro MicroSystems announced their latest three-phase, sensorless, brushless DC (BLDC) motor controller for use with external complementary P-channel and N-channel power MOSFETs. Reliable sensorless startup and run commutation can quickly be customized for individual motors and loads with adjustment of a few
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12/17/2014
ACS' latest control module has integrated drives

SPiiPlusCMHV is a line of EtherCAT master motion controllers with one/two axes of integrated drives

ACS Motion Control has launched a new control module that can manage networks with up to 32 axes and thousands of I/Os. The SPiiPlusCMHV is a line of EtherCAT master motion controllers with one/two axes of integrated drives that operate from 3 phase 230Vac to 480Vac, or 320Vdc to 670Vdc. The SPiiPlusCMHV line
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12/16/2014
Stackpole Improves Resistor Voltage Ratings

RSF / RSMF Series 3W and 5W resistors

Stackpole announces upgrades in the working voltage ratings for the RSF / RSMF Series 3W and 5W resistors. The RSF3 working voltage is improved from 400V to 800V, the RSMF3 working voltage is improved from 500V to 600V, and the RSF5 and RSMF5 working voltage is upgraded from 750V to 1000V. This enhances
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12/16/2014
Registration for the

Race to Zero competition

Registration closes December 15, 2014, for the 2015 DOE Race to Zero Student Design Competition! Don’t miss the chance to showcase your university team’s skill and commitment to designing market-ready zero energy homes. New this year, Carl Franklin Homes in Dallas, Texas, will build one or more
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12/10/2014
Heard of structural electronics?

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

Structural electronics is one of the most important developments this century yet most people have never heard of it. Strange - there are over 37 million items on Google. Two years ago, IEEE published,"3D Printing for Rapid Prototyping of Structural Electronics". Drayson revealed the "structural
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12/10/2014
GreenPeak Technologies, an industry-leading Smart Home semi-conductor/system company, announced that they will be demonstrating an exciting array of impressive Real Life Smart Home applications at the January 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sands Expo, “The Heart of the Smart Home”, in booth
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12/10/2014
ST Chips Capture the beat in the smallest wearable heart monitor

Wearable heart-rate monitor from PulseOn

Tiny motion-sensing and data-processing chips from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, have enabled the market’s smallest wearable heart-rate monitor from PulseOn for fitness enthusiasts of all levels. The sleek and
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12/09/2014
Power Integrations launching InnoSwitch family of advanced switcher ICs

InnoSwitch family of highly-integrated switcher ICs

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced a new class of power-supply ICs. The InnoSwitch family of highly-integrated switcher ICs combines primary, secondary and feedback circuits into a single, worldwide safety-rated, surface-mount package.
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12/05/2014
NXP Semiconductors introduced their line of multi-gate, multifunction, dual PCB configurable logic devices with Schmitt-trigger inputs. By offering more flexibility in the combinations of logic functions that can be achieved, NXP Logic allows design flexibility, reduced inventory cost and faster qualification
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12/03/2014
Harwin EZ-Shield Cans now available in kit form for fast, low cost development

EZ-Shield Can EMC protection screening products

Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, now offers its EZ-Shield Can EMC protection screening products in kit form, enabling designers to rapidly construct PCB cans at minimal cost for development purposes. Harwin’s EZ-Shield Cans are simply pressed onto pre-positioned
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12/03/2014
Push-pin heat sinks enable over 100,000 configurations

ATS push pin heat sinks

With 108,000 possible configurations, Advanced Thermal Solutions now provides the widest choice of push pin-mounted heat sinks for cooling BGAs and other hot components. More than 200 ATS heat sinks are available with convenient push pin mounting. The lightweight aluminum heat sinks include straight fin, cross-cut,
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12/03/2014
Kingbright ultra flat SMD LEDs now available at TTI

SMD-LEDs from Kingbright

The latest SMD-LEDs from Kingbright designed to meet the demand for LEDs in small packages with ultra-low profiles are now available at TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Kingbright’s KPG-1005, KPG-1608 and KPGA-1602 SMD-LED
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12/03/2014
PFC (power-factor correction) circuit designers have used average current-mode control for decades (figure 1). Various analog PFC-control chips based on this control algorithm are available in the commercial market.
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12/03/2014
The Qt Company has announced that six leading designers and suppliers of embedded chipsets have joined the Qt Partner Program. The program aims to create value for the whole Qt ecosystem with members integrating technologies with Qt so that users benefit from a seamless, integrated experience. The
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12/02/2014
Mouser empowers â€Next Great Thing’ with development tools center

Engineering Development Tools Center on Mouser.com

Mouser Electronics announced the launch of its new Engineering Development Tools Center on Mouser.com. This time-saving microsite allows developers to select from a variety of development tools for products such as microcontrollers, analog and digital ICs, LED lighting, optoelectronics, wireless, and more. The
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12/02/2014
Wind River, a leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, announced its achievement as the continued real-time operating system (RTOS) and embedded Linux market leader according to the latest findings from VDC Research. VDC’s study of the Embedded/Real-Time Operating Systems segment covers
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12/02/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Freescale Semiconductor describes Farnell's latest evaluation board at electronica 2014 for Power Systems Design. The board has a wealth of I/O connectivity
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12/01/2014
Some 4.9 billion connected “things” will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020, according to recent research from industry analyst Gartner. Designers from embedded electronics specialist, ByteSnap Design, are behind a range of M2M devices, from a Head-Up Display for motorcyclists,
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Date:
12/01/2014

 



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