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Miniaturized Atomic Clock Delivers Wider Temperature Range
As reliance on precise frequency and timing increases due to the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) enabling 5G communication networks, data centers and other mission critical infrastructure, smaller size and high-performance atomic clock technology has become essential to support both military and commercial
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Date:
01/22/2020
CMOS Image Sensor for AIoT and Computer Vision Applications
Himax Imaging, Inc., announced the commercial availability for HM0360, an industry-first ultra-low power and low latency Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor solution with autonomous modes of operations for always on, intelligent visual sensing applications such as human presence detection and tracking, gaze detection,
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Date:
01/22/2020
TVS Components Aid with Circuit Protection
ProTek Devices has introduced a family of high-powered transient voltage suppressor components for circuit protection in DC, AC and remote transmission line applications. The family of TVS components consists of eight devices with varying ranges of volts. These TVS components are high-current capable
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Date:
01/21/2020

Flex Power Designer Broadens Support and adds new Features
Flex Power Modules has added new features to make its Flex Power Designer software even easier to use for digital power system design, as well as broadening the products it supports. The new version 3.2 will save engineers time when developing their power systems, as well as reducing the risk of any problems
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01/21/2020
Peltier Cooling Units Offer Improved Thermal Performance
CUI Devices’ Thermal Management Group announced the addition of two new models to its Peltier cooling unit  product offering. The CPM-2C and CPM-2H carry 7 A and 8.5 A current ratings respectively, adding to the 6 A current rating of the previously released CPM-2F. As complete Peltier cooling units, the
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Date:
01/21/2020
AI in the Data Center

Figure 1. Powering Artificial Intelligence

In a recent New York Times article, Mark Hung, a VP at Gartner, said that “almost everything Google is announcing these days is AI-related.” He said, “Google has a lead on artificial intelligence over many of its competitors, and it’s going to use that as a weapon to advance their products.” Although
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01/20/2020
Understanding the Basics of DC-DC Conversion

Figure 1: DC-DC converters can be isolated or non-isolated

When Allesandro Volta made a battery out of copper and zinc disks and brine-soaked cardboard, it was a novelty and the low power DC produced had few practical applications. As electricity became better understood and it was discovered that rotating magnets could induce AC current in wires, the world of power
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Date:
01/20/2020
Software Improves Workflow of Systems Engineering Process
Maplesoft announced a new release of MapleMBSE, the software that enables companies to employ a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) process within their design projects without requiring every stakeholder on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools. The latest release, MapleMBSE 2020, offers improved
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01/17/2020
10 Watt DC/DC Converter for Rugged Industrial Applications
TRACO POWER announces their new THN 10 WIR series of 10 watt high-density DC/DC Converters in the industry standard 1” x 1” footprint and qualified for rugged industrial and railway applications and certified to EN 50155 and EN 61373 standards. The THN 10WIR series of ruggedized 10 Watt DC/DC
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Date:
01/17/2020
3W ACDC Converter with Transient Output Power Up to 12W
In some applications where high transient communication or drive power is required, such as electrical control systems, automatic meter reading, anti-theft alarms, and access electric lock applications, large amounts of power are outputted in a short time at transmitting
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Date:
01/17/2020
Four-Terminal Current-Sense Resistors Offer High Accuracy
Current sensing for high efficiency can be done easily and economically using current sense resistors, however as resistance values are reduced, the measurement error due to lead resistance becomes more of a problem. For applications desiring high efficiency with the best possible temperature
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01/15/2020
Sager Electronics Offers ATEX Gas Sensor from NevadaNano
Sager Electronics is now stocking NevadaNano’s Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS) Low Global Warming (LGW) Refrigerant Gas Sensor. NevadaNano’s Refrigerant Gas Sensor provides accurate and reliable detection of flammable (A2L) R32, R454b and other LGW refrigerant gases common in leaks in HVAC
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01/15/2020
Proximity Sensors w/ Power Consumption Down to 6 Microamps
The Optoelectronics Group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced two new fully integrated proximity sensors designed to increase efficiency and performance in consumer and industrial applications. Featuring an IR emitter and a vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL), respectively, the Vishay Semiconductors
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Date:
01/15/2020
EMA Launches CADSync with Native SOLIDWORKS Connector
EMA Design Automation announced CADSync, providing a streamlined way to accurately pass high-fidelity design data and changes between Cadence PCB and SOLIDWORKS. The current state of ECAD/MCAD 'collaboration' typically involves throwing large STEP files over the wall hoping each team
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Date:
01/15/2020
On-Metal RFID tag Delivers Real-Time Data for Tool Tracking
Murata Electronics announced the LXTBKZMCMG-010, a RFID tag designed to be placed directly on metal, such as surgical tools. The solution can be incorporated into any device’s tool tracking system to quickly determine a specific item’s usage, warranty status, and assign user accountability. These features
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Date:
01/09/2020
Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection Announces Slow Blow SMD Fuses
Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces their 0680L Series of ceramic surface mount fuses with in-rush current withstand capability in a 2410 SMD package size. These slow blow fuses are designed for automotive and applications which require high DC voltage ratings and high DC interrupting ratings. Bel’s
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Date:
01/09/2020
Industry's Widest Dynamic Range PDM Microphone
TDK Corporation announces the T5818 Pulse Density Modulation (PDM) microphone with a dynamic range of 107dB at 590µA, the widest dynamic range in the industry at the lowest power. This allows for excellent acoustic performance
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Date:
01/09/2020
Metal Film Resistors Offer High Power to Size Ratio
Stackpole's RNS Series is ideal for designs that require downsizing or added features. It is also a popular choice for new designs that require the smallest form factor possible for a given power rating. Specifically, the RNS 1/2W has a 1/8W body size, the 1W has a ¼ watt body size, and the
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Date:
01/09/2020
DesignCore Development Kit Designed Around TI SoC Processor
D3 Engineering, a Texas Instruments platinum design partner, announced their DesignCore RVP-TDA4Vx Development Kit with rugged ECU. The DesignCore RVP-TDA4Vx Rugged ECU accelerates ADAS and autonomous system product design­­­ through production. The production-intent kit features TI’s TDA4VM SoC processor
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Date:
01/09/2020
Automotive Chip Bead Inductor with an Operating Temperature of up to 150°C
TAIYO YUDEN has announced today the mass-production of the AEC-Q200 (reliability qualification test standard for automotive passive components) qualified noise suppression component, power chip bead inductor FB Series Type T, FB TH1608 (1.6×0.8×0.8 mm).
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01/08/2020
TAIYO YUDEN’s All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Secondary Batteries
TAIYO YUDEN announced today the development of all-solid state lithium-ion secondary batteries (hereinafter referred to as “all-solid-state batteries”) in which various technologies including the process technology of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are
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Date:
01/08/2020
High-Voltage DC-DC Power Module for Scientific Applications
XP Power announced the launch of a new 30 Watt DC-DC power module that can generate up to 6kVDC from a single 24VDC input. The HRL30 series provides an accurate high voltage output for a wide variety of applications, including scientific and semiconductor uses. With 22 voltage models in the
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Date:
01/07/2020
MEMS-Based

The CH-101

TDK Corporation announces the immediate availability to select OEMs of the Chirp CH-201 MEMS-based ultrasonic Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor with extended sensing range. This ToF sensor utilizes a tiny ultrasonic transducer chip that sends a pulse of ultrasound and then listens for echoes
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Date:
01/07/2020
Applications Processor with Dedicated Neural Processing Unit
NXP Semiconductors N.V. expanded its industry-leading EdgeVerse portfolio with the i.MX 8M Plus application processor – the first i.MX family to integrate a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for advanced machine learning inference at the industrial and IoT (Internet-of-Things) edge.  The
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Date:
01/06/2020
BP Looks to ORNL, ADIOS to Help Rein in Data

The Adaptable IO System (ADIOS) provides a simple, flexible way for scientists to describe the data in their code that may need to be written, read, or processed outside of the running simulation.

Researchers across the scientific spectrum crave data, as it is essential to understanding the natural world and, by extension, accelerating scientific progress. Lately, however, the tools of scientific endeavor have become so powerful that the amount of data obtained from experiments and observations is often
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Date:
01/03/2020
Finding Ways to Overcome Signal Loss in Magnonic Circuits

Study co-author Alexander Sadovnikov and the experimental setup for Brillouin spectroscopy.

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, and N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov State University have demonstrated that the coupling elements in magnonic logic circuits are so crucial that a poorly selected waveguide can lead to signal
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Date:
01/02/2020
Stadium and Sports Lights Produce up to 179 Lumens per watt
Access Fixtures has announced  a new LED sports light - the versatile and powerful STAD. STAD is an LED sports lighter with a twist. While STAD is a superior choice for new sports lighting projects, STAD is designed to be a perfect one-for-one replacement of outdated
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Date:
01/02/2020