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Health, Medical & Mobility

November 2016
A digital hybrid energy-storage system

The thermal image of the demonstrator indicates a slight temperature increase for the active components when operating at peak load.

Rutronik has developed a revolutionary new hybrid energy storage system (HESS) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ). The combination of battery and ultracapacitor improves the peak current characteristics of the energy storage system, minimizes battery degradation significantly,
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11/30/2016
Analog Devices’ AD8233 AFE for medical wearables now at Mouser

Analog Devices AD8233 Analog Front End for Heart Monitor Devices

Mouser Electronics, a leading distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the AD8233 analog front end (AFE) for heart monitor devices from Analog Devices. The AD8233 AFE is a fully integrated, single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) front end designed in a compact,
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11/30/2016
Transportation systems can have input voltage ranges up to 14V (single battery automotive), 28V (dual battery trucks, busses, airplanes), or higher, and require one or more low voltage rails for digital systems. As a result, designs of such systems need to know how they can step down from high input voltages
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11/29/2016

NYU Nanoscale breakthrough promises atomic-scale electronics

At just one atom thick, tungsten disulfide allows energy to switch off and on, but it also absorbs and emits light, which could find applications in optoelectronics, sensing, and flexible electronics. The NYU logo shows the monolayer material emitting light

Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have pioneered a method for growing an atomic scale electronic material at the highest quality ever reported. In a paper published in Applied Physics Letters, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Davood Shahrjerdi and doctoral student
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11/29/2016
The LTM8055 is a buck-boost μModule® regulator with a 5V to 36V input range that can be easily paralleled to extend load current capability. Its 4-switch buck-boost topology features high efficiency while allowing the input voltage to be below, at or above the output—with smooth transitions between
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11/28/2016
GCT’s ultra-low profile vertical Micro USB touts performance

SMT Micro USB vertical receptacle

GCT has pushed the performance of its industry leading range of vertical micro USB connectors by launching the USB3160, a new low profile SMT Micro USB vertical receptacle. The new Vertical Micro USB connector has one of the lowest profiles available in the market at 5.20mm height above PCB, meeting the
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11/28/2016
Lab4MEMS Project earns European Innovation Award

Lab4MEMS project team wins the 2016 Innovation Award during the European Nanoelectronics Forum

The Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL) Joint Undertaking announced the Lab4MEMS project as the winner of its 2016 Innovation Award during the European Nanoelectronics Forum, in Rome, Italy. At its launch in January 2014, Lab4MEMS was identified as a Key Enabling Technology
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11/26/2016
NMSU energy harvester to power pacemakers

Abdessattar Abdelkefi, mechanical and aerospace engineering assistant professor, second from left, is pictured with three of his New Mexico State University Ph.D. students. From left, Rashid Naseer, Hichem Abdelmoula and Mostafa Hassanalian assist Abdelkefi with projects including an energy harvester for pacemakers.

About 200,000 Americans have pacemakers implanted each year, and a College of Engineering professor at New Mexico State University is working on a mechanism to increase the longevity of the devices. Abdessattar Abdelkefi, mechanical and aerospace engineering assistant professor, is leading a project that designs
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11/25/2016
Linear's 60V synchronous 4-switch buck-boost controller offers spread spectrum

LT8390 synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller

Linear Technology announced the LT8390, a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller that can regulate output voltage, and input or output current from input voltages above, below and equal to the output voltage. Its 4V to 60V input voltage range and 0V to 60V output voltage range are ideal for voltage regulator,
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11/23/2016
Molex, a leading manufacturer of interconnect solutions, has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Phillips-Medisize, a portfolio company of the San Francisco, CA -based private equity investment firm, Golden Gate Capital. Phillips-Medisize will operate as an indirect subsidiary of Molex. Financial
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11/21/2016
Novel Supercapacitor can be charged by body heat

From left: Dr. Choongho Yu and Ph.D. student, Suk Lae Kim.

Dr. Choongho Yu, Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor II in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his graduate student group has developed a new concept of electrical energy storage: Thermally Chargeable Solid-state Supercapacitor. This innovative
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11/18/2016
Qualcomm announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, introduced the latest generation of its fast-charging technology with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. Quick Charge 4 will be available with the next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Snapdragon 835 is expected to ship in commercial devices in
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11/17/2016
Since the mobile era, touch screens have been at the core of our user interface with electronic devices. However, as the technology behind touch interfaces begins to saturate, many players now look beyond touch to the future of user interfaces. Whilst advanced solutions including voice and gesture detection,
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11/16/2016
Linear's low EMI, isolated RS485 ÂμModule transceiver meets stringent IEC 60601-1

LTM2885 isolated RS485 µModule transceiver

Linear Technology introduced the LTM2885, an isolated RS485 µModule transceiver for guarding against large ground-to-ground differentials. Many industrial, utility, medical, military, and intrinsic safety applications require isolation components with increased voltage and spatial separation for human safety.
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11/15/2016
WÃrth Electronics Midcom releases isolated buck transformers

MAX17681 converter

Wurth Electronics Midcom announces the new series of isolated buck transformers for Maxim Integrated’s MAX17681 converter. These pick and placeable transformers, built on self-shielding packages, have small form factor and losses. The high efficiency MAX17681 converter eliminates the need for optocoupler feedback
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11/15/2016
PSDcast - Mike Demasi of Phononic on advanced cooling technology

Mike Demasi of Phononic

In this PSDcast Mike Demasi, Phononic’s Vice President and General Manager of Cold Products, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about advanced cooling technology. Phononic is bringing medical facilities to the next level with eco-friendly refrigeration that meets exact precision temperature
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11/14/2016
TDK-Lambda's 1500W modular supply with full MoPPs isolation boasts lowest acoustical noise

QM7 power supply

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand QM7 power supply with a 7-year warranty. The series has full medical MoPPs isolation and the lowest acoustic noise currently on the market for a 1500W modular product. This continues TDK-Lambda’s 37 year legacy in modular power supplies which
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11/14/2016
Lattice Semi and NDS Surgical Imaging to partner on tech for wireless HD vdeo for medical apps

ZeroWire ecosystem

Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, and NDS Surgical Imaging, a leader in designing and manufacturing medical visualization, imaging and video processing systems, today announced a strategic partnership leveraging Lattice’s WirelessHD solution specifically
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11/14/2016
AVX, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new MM Series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for medical applications. Designed for use in medical devices that require significantly less parametric flexibility than commercial capacitors offer,
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11/10/2016
Panasonic to show flexible rechargeable battery at electronica

Flexible Lithium-ion battery

At electronica 2016 Panasonic will present innovative, highly flexible Lithium-ion batteries: they can withstand repeated bending with a radius of 25 mm or twisting with a maximum angle of 25 degrees, with no loss of function. The batteries are extremely thin with a height of only 0.55 millimetres, which
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11/07/2016
Self-healing printed electronics empower wearables

Self-healing printed electronics

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a magnetic ink that can be used to make self-healing batteries, electrochemical sensors and wearable, textile-based electrical circuits. The key ingredient for the ink is microparticles oriented in a certain configuration
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11/04/2016
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11/03/2016
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