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Chile is currently undergoing a renewable energy boom. Today, it's the second largest market for renewable energies in Latin America, and in 2016 Chile was the top-scoring renewable energy producer in the Americas and second in the world, beaten only by China. Two decades ago, when this process started, this
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11/21/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ever watch aquatic animals jump out of the water and wonder how they manage to do it in such a streamlined and graceful way? A group of researchers who specialize in water entry and exit in nature had the same question and are exploring the specific physical conditions required for animals
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11/20/2018
First Professorship in Clinical Neurotechnology

This is Prof. Dr. Surjo R. Soekadar.

Prof. Dr. Surjo Soekadar's research explores how neurotechnologies can be used in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Having been appointed Germany's first Professor of Clinical Neurotechnology, he now took up his new position at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The professorship
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11/20/2018

Explaining the Plummeting Cost of Solar Power
The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology. But one question has never been fully addressed: What exactly accounts for that stunning drop? A new
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11/20/2018
PTC Fuses Designed for low Voltage Applications
Jersey City, NJ - Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces  their latest surface mount resettable PTC fuses, the 0ZCN Series, which are solid state 2016 chip size fuses, with a faster time-to-trip than standard SMD devices. The 0ZCN Series is designed for low voltage (≤ 60 V) applications where reset and
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11/20/2018
Bending Light Without Backscattering Losses

This is a schematic of the new optical waveguide device showing the input and output gratings and silicon waveguide connections.

DURHAM, N.C. -- Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a device that can direct photons of light around sharp corners with virtually no losses due to backscattering, a key property that will be needed if electronics are ever to be replaced with light-based devices. The result was achieved
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11/19/2018
AEC-Compliant SMD-Molded High-Current Shunts
RALEIGH, NC – Stackpole’s HCSM2818 is a 5W surface mount current sense shunt with excellent long-term stability and good TCR. The HCSM offers 4 and 5 milliohm values in 200 ppm TCR and 10, 15, and 20 milliohm values in 75 ppm TCR. The molded package and larger terminations provide exceptional
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11/19/2018
Computational Chemistry for new Semiconductor Technologies

Artist's rendering of organic molecules adsorbing on a silicon surface.

As new methods have become available for understanding and manipulating matter at its most fundamental levels, researchers working in the interdisciplinary field of materials science have been increasingly successful in synthesizing new kinds of materials. Often the goal of researchers in the field is to design
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11/19/2018
Non-Viral Ocular Gene Therapy Using Laser and Nanotechnology

Gold nanoparticles, which act like "nanolenses," concentrate the energy produced by the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser to create a nanoscale incision on the surface of the eye's retina cells. This technology, which preserves cell integrity, can be used to effectively inject drugs or genes into specific areas of the eye, offering new hope to people with glaucoma, retinitis or macular degeneration.

In January 2009, the life of engineer Michel Meunier, a professor at Polytechnique Montréal, changed dramatically. Like others, he had observed that the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser (0.000000000000001 second) could make nanometre-sized holes appear in silicon when it was covered by gold nanoparticles.
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11/19/2018
600 Watt AC-DC Power Supplies Offer Output up to 48 V
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking Artesyn’s LCM600 Series 600 Watt front-end, AC-DC power supplies. The LCM600 series comprises five models, offering outputs of 12 V, 15 V, 24 V, 36 V or 48 V, together with an optional 5 V standby output. Each model accepts a universal input
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11/19/2018
DOE Grant for Improving Process to Reduce Nuclear Fuel Waste
An $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will allow Penn State researchers to investigate a new approach for removing rare-earth fission products from the molten salt baths where used nuclear fuel is electro-refined to recycle uranium and minimize nuclear waste. Hojong Kim, assistant professor
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11/19/2018
Explosion-Proof Class I/II/III, Division 1 & 2 Light Housing
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics announced the release of an explosion proof light housing for customer provided lamps that is designed for hazardous locations. This unit is approved for Class I, II and III, Divisions 1 & 2 worksites and is corrosion resistant. Made of die cast aluminum and waterproof,
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11/19/2018
Miniature Ultrasonic Sensor for Hygienic Applications
Alpharetta, GA - Hoffmann + Krippner is proud to announce the availability of the new model P53-80-D18. This new compact (45mm long and 18mm diameter) ultrasonic sensor is one of the smallest ultrasonic sensors on the market worldwide and is designed for use in harsh environmen­tal conditions
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11/16/2018
Brea, California -- Moxa Inc. and Trend Micro Incorporated announced they have executed a letter of intent relating to the formation of a joint-venture corporation-TXOne
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11/15/2018
PSDcast â€

Piyush Sevalia from SiTime

In this episode of the PSDcast, we return to one of our favorite topics, the Internet of Things. All electronic products require one
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11/15/2018
Electronic Skin Points the way North

No bulky gloves, no sophisticated camera systems -- just an ultra-thin golden foil on the middle finger. That's all the Dresden researchers need to control a virtual panda with the help of the Earth's magnetic field. When the hand swipes left, towards the magnetic north, the animal also moves in that direction (a). A swipe to the right, makes it go the opposite way (b). When the hand moves towards the middle, the panda moves back slightly towards the left (c).

While birds are able to naturally perceive the Earth's magnetic field and use it for orientation, humans have so far not come close to replicate this feat - at least, until now. Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in Germany have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) with magnetosensitive
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11/15/2018
Optocouplers Offer 800 V Off-State Voltage
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of two new optocouplers with a phototriac output in the compact flat SOP-4 package. Featuring high off-state voltage of 800 V and dV/dt of 1000 V/μs, the Vishay Semiconductors VOT8024AM and VOT8121AM deliver
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11/15/2018
RIGOL Announces New MSO5000 Series Digital Oscilloscope
Beaverton, OR - RIGOL Technologies announces a significant addition to its UltraVision II family of oscilloscopes with the introduction of the New MSO5000 Series Digital Oscilloscope. The core of RIGOL's UltraVision II architecture is its Phoenix chip-set. Two custom ASICs provide analog front end
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11/15/2018
Low-Power Technology Eliminates the Need for Batteries
TOKYO, Japan ― Renesas Electronics Corporation unveiled an innovative energy-harvesting embedded controller that can eliminate the need to use or replace batteries in IoT devices. Developed based on Renesas' breakthrough SOTB (silicon-on-thin-buried-oxide) process technology, the
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11/15/2018
Seoul Semiconductor's SunLike Series LEDs Receive Huge Honor
CHICAGO, IL - Seoul Semiconductor has been selected by the influential industry group BuildingGreen as a “Top 10 Product” for its revolutionary SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, the first solid state lighting source that produces light closely matching the spectrum of natural sunlight. “SunLike
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11/14/2018
Next Step on the Path Towards an Efficient Biofuel Cell

This is Julian Szczesny, Nikola Markovi?, Felipe Conzuelo, Wolfgang Schuhmann and Adrian Ruff (from the left).

Fuel cells that work with the enzyme hydrogenase are, in principle, just as efficient as those that contain the expensive precious metal platinum as a catalyst. However, the enzymes need an aqueous environment, which makes it difficult for the starting material for the reaction - hydrogen - to reach the enzyme-loaded
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11/14/2018
High-Voltage Storage Capacitors for Harsh Environments
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of high voltage ENYCAP electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting and power backup applications in harsh environments. Vishay BCcomponents 230 EDLC-HV ENYCAP capacitors are among the industry's first to offer a
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11/14/2018
Chinese Fusion Tool Pushes Past 100 Million Degrees

The extension of EAST operation scenario in 2018, with the comparion of its energy confinement enhanced factor to the ITER baseline scenario.

The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), nicknamed the "Chinese artificial sun", achieved an electron temperature of over 100 million degrees in its core plasma during a four-month experiment this year. That's about seven times more than the interior of the Sun, which is about 15 million
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11/14/2018
When Electric Fields Make Spins Swirl

This study measured skyrmions in an ultra-thin material made of a ferromagnetic layer of strontium ruthenate (SrRuO3), overlaid with a ferroelectric layer of barium titanate (BaTiO3) and grown on a strontium titanate (SrTiO3) substrate. BaTiO3 is ferroelectric, meaning that it has a switchable and permanent electric polarization (), while SrRuO3 is ferromagnetic below 160 Kelvin (-113 Celsius). At the BaTiO3/SrRuO3 interface, the BaTiO3 ferroelectric polarization swirls the spins in SrRuO3, generating skyrmions. If the researchers flip the direction of polarization in BaTiO3, the density of the skyrmions changes.

We are reaching the limits of silicon capabilities in terms of data storage density and speed of memory devices. One of the potential next-generation data storage elements is the magnetic skyrmion. A team at the Center for Correlated Electron Systems, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea),
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11/14/2018
Quantum Science Turns Social

This is a game interface of the Alice Challenge. Players could manipulate three curves representing two laser beam intensities and the strength of a magnetic field gradient, respectively. The chosen curves were then realized in the laboratory in real-time.

Researchers developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world through multiplayer collaboration and in real time to optimize a quantum gas experiment in a lab at Aarhus University. Surprisingly, both teams quickly used the
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11/14/2018
Hall Sensor Line With Unique Stray Field Compensation
TDK Corporation expands its Micronas position sensor portfolio with the Hall-sensor family HAL 39xy featuring stray-field compensation capability built on the highly flexible architecture for multidimensional magnetic-field measurements marketed under the trademark masterHAL. The sensors meet today's and tomorrow's
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11/14/2018
World's First High-Definition Arbitrary Waveform Generators
Chestnut Ridge, NY– Teledyne LeCroy announced availability of the world’s first High Definition arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs). The dual-channel AWGs are branded T3AWG3252 (250 MHz) and T3AWG3352 (350 MHz) and offer 16 bits of vertical voltage resolution, an output voltage window of
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11/14/2018
Detecting Light in a Different Dimension

Research associate Mingxing Lin (sitting) and materials scientists Dmytro Nykypanchuck (left, standing) and Mircea Cotlet of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials dramatically improved the light response of electronic devices made out of graphene and an electrically conducting polymer by changing the morphology of the polymer from a thin film to a "nanowire" mesh. An image of this mesh architecture--captured with an atomic force microscope, in which a small mechanical transducer called a cantilever probe scans across a material's surface--is seen on the computer screen.

UPTON, NY--Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)--a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory--have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity.
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11/14/2018
PLEASANTON, Calif. … Power management company Eaton today announced its next generation of miniature power inductors. The MPI25V2 and MPIA25V2 represents many of Eaton’s
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11/14/2018
High-Speed Protector Family With RS-485 Interface Protection
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., announced its new Model TBU-DF and TBU-DB-Q high-speed protector (HSP) device families. These extremely fast (react in <1 millisecond), very precise semiconductor-based protectors provide a simple-to-use data line protection solution that offers inherent coordination with
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11/13/2018
SiC Power Module Achieves High Reliability
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. –  ROHM announced the development of a 1700V/250A rated SiC power module that provides the industry’s highest level of reliability optimized for inverter and converter applications such as outdoor power generation systems and industrial high power supplies. In
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11/13/2018
You've flushed something valuable down the toilet today. Organic compounds in household sewage and industrial wastewater are a rich potential source of energy, bioplastics and even proteins for animal feed - but with no efficient extraction method, treatment plants discard them as contaminants. Now
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11/13/2018
Researchers Offer Solution in Fight Against Fake Graphene

These are researchers from the NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials examining the quality of graphene samples.

Ever since the isolation of graphene was first achieved in 2004, there has been an explosion in graphene-related research and development, with hundreds of business opportunists producing graphene to capitalise on this rapidly expanding industry. However, a new study by researchers from the National University
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11/13/2018
An Artificial Intelligence-Guided Ultrasound Study

A Certified Medical Assistant at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital performs an echocardiogram using the Bay Labs' EchoGPS cardiac ultrasound guidance system.

Bay Labs and Northwestern Medicine announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a first-of-its-kind study. The study will evaluate the use of Bay Labs' EchoGPS cardiac ultrasound guidance software to enable certified medical assistants (CMAs) as medical professionals with no prior scanning experience
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11/13/2018
A 98.5% Efficient High-Voltage BLDC Motor Driver IC Family
San Jose, Calif. – Power Integrations announced the release of its BridgeSwitch integrated half-bridge (IHB) motor driver IC family. BridgeSwitch ICs feature high- and low-side advanced FREDFETs (Fast Recovery Diode Field Effect Transistors) with integrated lossless current sensing, resulting
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11/13/2018
Fan Guard Filters Deliver Advanced Protection
DALLAS, TX -- Orion Fans has designed a series of specialty air filters for equipment where permanent, cleanable filters are most appropriate. When combined with an Orion Fans louvered filter fan kit or louvered fan guard (LFG Series) snap-on, slide or hinged version, Orion Fans' specialty
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11/13/2018
A Mobile-Adjustable 4000-Watt LED Light Plant Package
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC has engineered a new towable telescoping LED light tower powered by a 7,500-watt water-cooled diesel engine. This light tower deploys four 1,000-watt LED lamps that illuminate 6-7 acres with 440,000 lumens continuously for more than 50 hours, without refueling. This package
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11/13/2018
A Gold Standard Test Solution for Radiation Measurements

Scheme of the new CATR test solution, featuring a gold-coated reflector and the capability to rotate the DUT in the quiet zone during the test.

Munich — Compact antenna test ranges (CATR) are the solution of choice to design and verify the upcoming 5G smartphones, tablets, and notebooks that operate in the new frequency range 2 (FR2: 24.250 GHz to 52.600 GHz). CATR test systems employ indirect far field technology (IFF) and have been approved by 3GPP
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11/13/2018
DC Link Capacitor Modules for Large Inverter Systems
Liberty, SC— Cornell Dubilier has announced a new series of DC link polypropylene film capacitor modules aimed at high-power inverters. The MDL series offers capacitance values ranging from 600 µF to 4,200 µF, with applied voltages of 900 Vdc to 1,300 Vdc.  Designed as an alternative
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11/13/2018
An Opportunity for Energy Transition

Meeting to incorporate the renewable energy cooperative Som Energia.

The transition from fossil to renewable energy sources is a necessary condition for the sustainability of human societies. There are movements in societies seeking to make this transition "not merely technological but also designed to exploit the capacity for social transformation they offer, given the
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11/12/2018
ÂμModule Regulator Eases Data Center Cooling Requirements
NORWOOD, Mass.--Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) expanded its suite of Power by Linear µModule regulators with the LTM4700 step-down DC/DC power regulator, which combines the highest power in its class with the energy efficient performance needed to reduce data center infrastructure cooling requirements. Configured
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11/12/2018
SIP Relay Provides Up to 4000V Input-to-Output Isolation
CHICAGO — IXYS Integrated Circuits Division, now part of Littelfuse, Inc., introduced the CPC1984Y, a 600V, Normally Open Power SIP Relay, rated for up to 1A DC/1Arms continuous load current, twice the load current of the company’s most popular power relay. This high-reliability device
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11/12/2018
Graphene on the way to Superconductivity

The bandstructure in a double layer of graphene was scanned by ARPES at synchrotron light source BESSY II.

Carbon atoms have diverse possibilities to form bonds. Pure carbon can therefore occur in many forms, as diamond, graphite, as nanotubes, football molecules or as a honeycomb-net with hexagonal meshes, graphene. This exotic, strictly two-dimensional material conducts electricity excellently, but is not a superconductor.
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11/12/2018
A Two-Atom Quantum Duet

Two magnetically coupled atoms on a surface protect the spin states from the environment. The tip of a scanning tunneling microscope is used to electrically detect and control the atoms' spin states

Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single atoms on a surface. The scientists used the magnetism of single atoms, known as spin, as a basic building block for quantum information
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11/12/2018
The World's First Fanless 1000W Modular Power Supply
FORT COLLINS, Colo.— Excelsys Technologies, an Advanced Energy company, announced the launch of the CoolX1000, the world’s first fanless 1000W modular power supply. Packaged in a compact 6.5 x 10 x 1U U-channel design, the CoolX1000 provides up to 1000W without any requirement
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11/12/2018
PSMA Energy Mgmt. Technical Committee Leadership Opportunity

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PSMA Energy Management Technical Committee Leadership Opportunity

The PSMA Board of Directors is seeking one or more volunteers interested in providing leadership for the Energy Management Technical Committee. The membership in all the PSMA Technical Committees
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11/10/2018
High-Output High-Bay LED Fixture With Remote Power Supply
FARMINGDALE, N.J. – Dialight launched its new 72,000 lumen Vigilant High Output High Bay fixture, designed to deliver optimum illumination at mounting heights above 60 feet (18 meters). The fixture is the first Dialight product to feature the company’s new custom-designed
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11/09/2018
A Burst of 'Synchronous' Light

Superlattices under the microscope (white light illumination). This sandwich structures of nanocrystals act as quantum light source.

Some materials spontaneously emit light if they are excited by an external source, for instance a laser. This phenomenon is known as fluorescence. However, in several gases and quantum systems a much stronger emission of light can occur, when the emitters within an ensemble spontaneously synchronize their quantum
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11/08/2018
Half-Bridge Drivers for Bidirectional Controller
TOKYO, Japan― Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a new family of automotive-grade 100V, 4A half-bridge N-channel MOSFET drivers. The ISL784x4 family features three devices: the ISL78424 and ISL78444 with single tri-level PWM input for controlling both gate drivers, and the ISL78434,
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11/08/2018
Autonomous Vehicles Could Shape the Future of Urban Tourism
In the first study of its kind, published in the Annals of Tourism Research, academics from the University of Surrey and the University of Oxford have examined how Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) may have a substantial impact on the future of urban tourism. When we think of automated vehicles it
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11/08/2018
Batteryless Smart Devices Closer to Reality

An RFID tag is modified by cutting out a small part its antenna (silver ribbon) and placing a small light-sensing phototransistor or temperature-responsive resistor (thermistor) on it.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have taken a huge step towards making smart devices that do not use batteries or require charging. These battery-free objects, which feature an IP address for internet connectivity, are known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices. If an IoT device can operate
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11/08/2018
CITE 2019 will be held in Shenzhen on April 2019

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CITE 2019 Press Conference

On November 8, 2018, the Organizing Committee of the 7th China Electronic Information Exposition (hereinafter referred to as "CITE 2019") held a press conference in Beijing, announcing that the 7th China Electronic Information Exposition will be held in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from
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11/08/2018
Adding Heart Rate Monitoring to Consumer Electronics Devices
MALVERN, Pa. — The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it can help manufacturers add a heart rate monitoring capability to any type of consumer electronic device. Vishay will demonstrate the capability at electronica 2018 with a fitness watch prototype that
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11/07/2018
Modular Switching Regulators Now Available at Rutronik
PLANO, TX – Rutronik, Inc. has announced that RECOM’s latest R-78E Series switching regulator module is now available at Rutronik24. RECOM designed the R-78E Series as a pin-compatible drop-in replacement for existing LM78 linear regulators, offering design engineers all the advantages of a switching regulator,
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11/07/2018
A Bionic Mushroom That Generates Electricity

An electrode network (branched pattern) and cyanobacteria (spiral pattern) were 3D printed on a mushroom to produce bio-electricity.

In the quest to replace fossil fuels, scientists are always on the lookout for alternative, environmentally friendly sources of energy. But who could have imagined a bionic mushroom that produces electricity? It sounds like something straight out of Alice in Wonderland, but researchers have now generated
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11/07/2018
Artificial Sensor Mimics Human Sense of Touch
A team of researchers have developed an artificial tactile sensor that mimics the ability of human skin to detect surface information, such as shapes, patterns and structures. This may be one step closer to making electronic devices and robots that can perceive sensations such as roughness and smoothness. "Mimicking
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11/07/2018
TVS Diode Offers Single-Component Protection Solution
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced an expansion of the TPSMB Series of Automotive Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes that protect sensitive automotive circuitry from a higher level of voltage transients induced by lightning and other transient voltage events. The
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11/07/2018
Filtering Liquids With Liquids Saves Electricity
Filtering and treating water, both for human consumption and to clean industrial and municipal wastewater, accounts for about 13% of all electricity consumed in the US every year and releases about 290 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere annually - roughly equivalent to the combined weight
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11/07/2018
TDK Corporation announces that its subsidiary TDK Electronics is joining forces with Aito, a leading company in controller solutions for piezo haptics. Both companies will cooperate in the development and promotion of cutting-edge touch response solutions that are based on TDK’s portfolio of piezo actuators
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11/07/2018
A Path Forward for Better use of Landfill gas as Energy

Schematic of the experimental setup of siloxane removal from a carrier gas by application of dielectric barrier discharge plasma

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Methane gas released from landfills has long been a topic of interest for alternative energy. One issue, however, is that landfill gases contain numerous contaminants, such as volatile methyl siloxanes, whose silica deposits put extra wear and tear on the natural gas generators when they
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11/06/2018
Addison, TX -- Dean Technology, Inc., announced the introduction of its new technology for high voltage diode production – XOE, eXtreme Optimized Efficiency. Using the same production line, raw materials, and achieving the same overall yield, diodes made with this technology offer
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11/06/2018
The Industry's Smallest Multi-Output MEMS Clock Generator
CHANDLER, Ariz.— As consumer demand for compact Internet of Things (IoT) and portable electronics devices accelerates, product designers need to find solutions that reduce application size while extending battery life. Timing devices are central to the operation of these products, but clock
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11/06/2018
The Successful Qualification of Onyx Pyrometers
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced that Steel Dynamics, Inc.  has successfully qualified its Onyx series optical temperature pyrometers at its Columbus Division. The line of industrial pyrometers provides the flat roll steel mill with robust and repeatable temperature measurement
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11/06/2018
50W Explosion-Proof Low Bay LED Light
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics announced the release of an explosion proof low bay LED light fixture that operates on 12V DC or 24V DC and produces 6,250 lumens of light. This 50-watt LED fixture is Class I Divisions 1 & 2 Groups C & D, Class II Divisions 1 & 2 Groups E, F & G, and Class III
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11/06/2018
Inside job: A new Technique to Cool a Fusion Reactor

This is visible imaging of (a) shell pellet hitting low-field-side boundary of plasma, (b) continuing through plasma toward core, (c) ablating and releasing boron dust in core. (d) Expanded view of (c), highlighting shell and dust. (e) Plasma cross-section with red dot indicating pellet location at time of dust release in (c). Injection velocity ? 230 m/s.

PORTLAND, Ore.-- Fusion offers the potential of near limitless energy by heating a gas trapped in a magnetic field to incredibly high temperatures where atoms are so energetic that they fuse together when they collide. But if that hot gas, called a plasma, breaks free from the magnetic field, it must be safely
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11/05/2018
Great Honor for Research on Vehicle Emissions

Hazardous chemicals in exhaust gas

Gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines are sold in growing numbers worldwide. In Europe around 50 million GDI cars are expected to be on the road by 2020. The technology owes its success to a significant increase in engine power, even in small engines. This year's winner of the Swiss Aerosol Award, Maria Muñoz
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11/05/2018
Children's Sleep not Significantly Affected by Screen Time
Screen-time has little impact on the quality of children's sleep, according to new Oxford University research. Screens are now a fixture of modern childhood. And as young people spend an increasing amount of time on electronic devices, the effects of these digital activities has become a prevalent
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11/05/2018
10 Watt Encapsulated PCB-Mount AC/DC Power Supplies
TRACO POWER has announced the release of their TMPS 10 series of 10 watt fully encapsulated pcb-mount power supplies that measure only 1.50 x 1.00 x 0.62" and requires no external components. The TMPS 10 Family offers seven single output models ranging 3.3 - 48 Vout with the latest safety approvals
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11/05/2018
A Game-Changing MEMS Timing Solution for 5G Infrastructure
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – SiTimeCorporation announced the Emerald Platform, a revolutionary precision timing solution that solves critical timing challenges for 5G infrastructure equipment. With the Emerald Platform, operators can deploy 5G equipment in harsh environments
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11/05/2018
Buck Regulator Reduces Heat, EMI, & Footprint
NORWOOD, MA – Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC3310S, a 5V, 10A low EMI monolithic synchronous buck converter. The device’s fixed frequency peak current mode architecture is ideal for high
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11/05/2018
ATEX/IECEx-Rated Explosion-Proof Fluorescent Fixture
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC has added a new explosion proof fluorescent fixture designed for illumination in hazardous locations under ATEX/IECEx Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22. This two-foot lamp fixture draws just 17 watts and is ideal for oil refineries, petrochemical plants, offshore rigs, warehouses, garages,
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11/05/2018
A team of scientists from Siberian Federal University (SibFU) together with foreign colleagues described the structural and physical properties of a group of two-dimensional materials based on polycyclic molecules called circulenes. The possibility of flexible design and variable properties of these materials
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11/02/2018
Atomic Path From Insulator to Metal Messier Than Thought

A simulation shows how atoms in vanadium dioxide shift during the brief time of an ultrafast laser pulse.

DURHAM, N.C. -- Researchers have peeked behind the curtain of the ultrafast phase transition of vanadium dioxide and found its atomic theatrics are much more complicated than they thought. It's a material that has fascinated scientists for decades for its ability to shift from being an electrical insulator to
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11/02/2018
15 Amp Rated Explosion Proof Non-Fused Disconnect Switch
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC released a non-fused explosion proof disconnect switch for Class I and Class II Division 1 and 2 environments. This 15-amp rated copper-free disconnect switch is compatible with 600V AC and features a 6-pole configuration and provides overcurrent and short circuit protection. The
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11/02/2018
Improving Additive Manufacturing for Space Missions

A laser interacts with Inconel powder inside the EOS DMLS M290 at the Swanson School's ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Lab.

PITTSBURGH ... Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, presents a game-changing opportunity for the space industry to produce complex components with greater efficiency at a lower cost. However, the trial-and-error method currently used to create such parts with limited materials is not suited for components
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11/02/2018
Enhanced Soldier Systems Through Quantum Research

Dr. Elizabeth Goldschmidt, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Joint Quantum Institute have created a pristine quantum light source that has the potential to lead to more secure communications and enhanced sensing capabilities for Soldiers. ARL's Dr. Elizabeth Goldschmidt and JQI's Dr. Sunil Mittal and
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11/02/2018
High-Tech Film Blocks Electromagnetic Interference
BROOKLYN, New York - Electromagnetic interference (EMI), which can harm smartphones, tablets, chips, drones, wearables, and even aircraft and human health, is increasing with the explosive proliferation of devices that generate it. The market for EM-blocking solutions, which employ conductive or magnetic materials,
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11/01/2018
Atom-Thick Platforms for Energy and Computing Research
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Two-dimensional magnetism has long intrigued and motivated researchers for its potential to unleash new states of matter and utility in nano-devices. In part the excitement is driven by predictions that the magnetic moments of electrons - known as "spins" - would
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11/01/2018
Highly Reliable 2.5
PLANO, TX – Rutronik has announced that Swissbit’s high-performance, highly reliable industrial-grade 2.5” SATA Solid State Disks (SSDs) are now available in both the X-60 and X-600 Series at www.Rutronik24.com. The 2.5” SSDs from Swissbit, a leading manufacturer of industrial grade flash
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11/01/2018
Power Resistors Offer up to 100W
RALEIGH, NC -- The TR Series from Stackpole offers a compact power resistor solution for applications requiring the use of a heat sink. The TR Series offers 20W, 30W, 35W, 50W, and 50WH* sizes in a TO-220 style package and a 100W size in a TO-247 style. The TR Series features electrically
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11/01/2018
Compact, Efficient 5-20W AC/DC Power Modules
The modules are designed to offer great light-load efficiency and low standby power. Ideal for industrial controls, IoT infrastructure, smart-building devices, and household appliances, the range comprises 5W, 10W, 15W and 20W options. Built-in filters bring them well within EMC Class B limits with no additional
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11/01/2018
COSEL announces new R&D Innovation center in Toyama Japan
In a brand new, purpose built building with a floor space of 8,200 square meters, 250 R&D employees will have access to the most advanced equipment and technologies to design high quality power solutions with a reduced time-to-market. Looking towards future requirements and in order to respond rapidly to
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11/01/2018
High-voltage precharger solution for railway applications
The precharger converts the battery nominal bus voltage of 50VDC up to 137.5VDC to a regulated output voltage of 400VDC or 600VDC to charge high voltage capacitor banks used to switch electric valves actuators such as for unlocking and lifting pantographs. The ENR1000-PC
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11/01/2018
TI’s TPS650861 Multi-Rail PMICs, Now Shipping at Mouser
The TPS650861 configurable power management integrated circuit (PMIC) offers flexible power solutions for multiprocessor systems-on-chip (MPSoCs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The TI TPS650861
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Date:
11/01/2018
Infineon Breaking Boundaries with Infineon’s New GaN Solution

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Figure 1 Cross section of a 600 V CoolGaN™ ™ power transistor [1]

Today’s demand for high-performance, low-cost power conversion products is driven by consumer expectation for longer battery life, faster charging for their phones, electric vehicles (EVs) or power tools. And consumers want faster data communication along with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities,
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11/01/2018
Ultra-high accuracy coreless current sensor supports 60Arms
The CZ-370x series device meets the UL safety standard UL61800-5-1 for industrial equipment and features a wide current detection lineup from ±5.3 to ±180 App, 60 Arms. The CZ-370x series is intended to be used for many applications including AC motors and general
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11/01/2018

 



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