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PSDcast - On control portion of power systems

Les Crowder of Adesto Technologies

Les Crowder of Adesto discusses why control portion of power systems often requires a CPU that needs boot Flash to operate.  Adesto provides Serial Non-volatile Memory ICs that are optimized for modern applications.  These systems typically need to manipulate small data packets (20 to 200 Bytes) that
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Date:
04/24/2017
300 W Ac-Dc Power Supply Series Offers High Efficiency in a 3†x 5†Package

300 W Ac-Dc Power Supply Series Offers High Efficiency in a 3” x 5” Package

CUI’s Power Group has announced the expansion of its VOF ac-dc power supply family 
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Date:
04/22/2017
Mouser Named Top Global High Service Distributor for 4th Straight Year

Global Distributor Also Takes Top NPI, Customer Growth Awards

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components,has
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Date:
04/22/2017

Mouser Now Stocking Microchip’s Ultra-Low-Power  DSC6000 Family of MEMS Oscillators

MEMS oscillators, available from Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the DSC6000
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Date:
04/22/2017
Mouser Unveils FORTE, a Revolutionary New BOM Tool

Easy-to-Use, Robust Tool Takes Selecting and Purchasing to New Levels

– Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction leader that empowers innovation,is pleased to announce FORTE—Mouser’s
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Date:
04/22/2017
Aircharge To Support iPhone Wireless Integration in Leading German Automaker's 2017 Range.

AirCharge, provides its wireless charging case technology to the BMW Group to enable iPhone users to benefit from inductive charging and Apple CarPlay wireless integration.

Aircharge and the BMW Group have signed a
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Date:
04/20/2017
42V, 6A (IOUT), Synchronous Step-Down Silent Switcher 2 Delivers 95% Efficiency at 2MHz & Ultralow EMI/EMC Emissions

42V, 6A (IOUT), 3MHz Synchronous Step-Down with Reduced EMI/EMC Emissions Well Below CISPR 25, Class 5 Limits

Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LT8640S, a 6A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator. Its unique Silent Switcher® 2 architecture uses two internal input capacitors as well
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04/17/2017
Best-in-Class Active OR’ing MOSFET Controller from Diodes Incorporated Supports Power Supplies up to 400V

Best-in-Class Active OR’ing MOSFET Controller from Diodes Incorporated Supports Power Supplies up to 400V

Extending the capability to support redundancy power systems with rail voltages up to 400V, the ZXGD3112N7 active OR’ing MOSFET controller introduced by Diodes Incorporated, builds on a successful design employed in previous 40V and 200V devices.
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04/15/2017
Bourns Expands Multifuse PPTC Line with Smaller Size Models Offering Extended Operating Current

New MF-RG Resettable Fuse Series Helps Developers Meet Reduced Space, Thermal Requirements While Maximizing Circuit Protection Performance

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of 
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Date:
04/15/2017
SMT inductors from TT Electronics are robust for demanding  automotive applications

Tiny inductors are industry certified for performance and reliability

TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, today launched the HM73E-10 series of SMT miniature power inductors targeted at high reliability applications in the automotive industry. The inductors are ideal for high
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Date:
04/15/2017
You can’t have an automated car without reliable communication infrastructure and stable mobile communication connectivity. The next
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Date:
04/15/2017
Sony Commercialises the Industry’s First  High-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor for Automotive Cameras Delivering Simultaneous LED Flicker Mitigation and High-Quality HDR Shooting

Sample comparison movies: Simultaneous LED flicker mitigation and HDR functions (Left), HDR function only (Right)

Sony has announced the commercialisation of a new 2.45 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras, the IMX390CQV type 1/2.7. Sony will begin shipping samples in May 2017. This image sensor is equipped with an LED flicker mitigation function that reduces flickering when shooting LED
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04/15/2017
NXP Semiconductors and China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a subsidiary of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to foster innovation
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04/15/2017
 AMS Technologies Opens Design Center in Krakow, Poland

Some of the thermal specialists at the AMS design center

AMS Technologies, Europe’s leading solution provider and distributor for optical, power and thermal management technologies, has established a design center in Krakow, Poland. In this design center skilled AMS experts will address customer requirements for professional, turnkey solutions in the fields of thermal
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Date:
04/13/2017
eSOL Launches eMBP Model-Based Parallelizer

Automatic Generation of Parallel Code for Multi- and Many-Core Systems with High Reliability and Performance that Accurately Reflects Design Intentions Using Simulink® Models

eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions, today announced the release of its 
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Date:
04/11/2017
Renesas Electronics Unveils the Renesas Autonomyâ„¢

Delivers Total End-to End Solution that Scales from Cloud to Sensing and Vehicle Control

Renesas
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Date:
04/11/2017
Inductors:Choke for automotive power over coax

Choke for automotive power over coax

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Date:
04/11/2017
ON Semiconductor Extends Leading Image Sensor Portfolio for Sub-Lux Imaging Applications

New IT-EMCCD image sensors combine improved low-light and NIR sensitivity with simplified integration for camera manufacturers

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, is expanding its portfolio of Interline Transfer Electron Multiplication CCD (IT-EMCCD) image sensors with new options that target not only low-light industrial applications such as medical and scientific imaging, but also commercial and military applications
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Date:
04/10/2017
Expansion of the Executive Board of WÃrth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG

www.we-online.de

Alexander Gerfer (51), CTO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, has been appointed to the company’s Executive Board. With immediate effect, together with the CEOs of the Würth Elek­tronik eiSos Group, Oliver Konz and Thomas Schrott, he would be co-re­sponsible for the future strategies of one of Europe’s
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Date:
04/10/2017
 Quasi-resonant flyback controller and integrated power IC CoolSETâ„¢ family of 5th generation

Complete fifth generation quasi-resonant controller and CoolSET product portfolio

Infineon Technologies AG introduces the fifth generation of the stand-alone quasi-resonant flyback controller and integrated power IC
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Date:
04/08/2017
Simplifying field-side circuitry

MAX14001 simplified functional diagram

Measuring high voltages (12V to 300V) and currents using a low-voltage microcontroller is a growing requirement in industrial automation equipment. For example, a low- voltage microcontroller system can be used to monitor high-voltage industrial equipment for an unstable AC or DC power supply. This protects
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Date:
04/08/2017
Converter and inverter output filtering

Forward converter output filtering

Most modern power conversion topologies use switched-mode techniques for highest efficiency and smallest size and cost. Inevitably, switching noise is produced and output filters are required to minimize EMI and provide reliable operation of the power converter and load. This article looks at some filtering
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Date:
04/08/2017
Optimizing power design with configurable modules

Artesyn’s configurable power supply range delivered

Choosing the power supply for a project can be a challenging process. Prototypes cannot be developed without a supply of power, but the exact power requirements may change as the project progresses. It can be wise not to commit to power supply decisions too early. On the other hand, an off-the-shelf
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Date:
04/08/2017
Increasing inverter efficiency

Complete motor inverter for a power output of up to 150 kW.

TDK has joined forces with Infineon Technologies to develop a design for xEV inverters that achieves a very high efficiency of over 98% over a power range of 10 kW to 150 kW. This success has been achieved by matching of the Infineon IGBT module and the EPCOS and TDK passive components. The new Infineon
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Date:
04/08/2017
Li-ion cell inventor creates fast-charging noncombustible batteries

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

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. Goodenough’s latest breakthrough, completed with Cockrell
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Date:
04/07/2017
New Line of Peltier Modules Features Unique Construction that Delivers High Performance and Longer Life

New Line of Peltier Modules Features Unique Construction that Delivers High Performance and Longer Life

CUI’s Thermal Management Group today announced a new line of high performance Peltier modules that boasts superior performance and reliability, thanks to its innovative arcTEC™ structure. This unique construction utilizes a combination of thermally
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Date:
04/06/2017
AVX Releases Leadless Bidirectional ESD Suppression Diodes for High-Speed Circuit Protection

Delivering clamping values below 12V & ultralow nominal capacitance values down to 0.3pF in low profile 0201 & 0402 packages, the new GiGuard Series diodes preserve the integrity of high-speed data & communication signals & protect sensitive ICs during ESD events in applications spanning network communications to touchscreens

 
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Date:
04/06/2017
Mouser Electronics to Host Webinar on Bluetooth 5 Developments

Webinar on Bluetooth 5 Developments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, will host a webinar
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Date:
04/06/2017
Mouser Boosts Open Source Lineup with DFRobot, Globally Distributes Plug-and-Play Sensors Series

DFRobot, Plug-and-Play Sensors Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader that empowers innovation,announces a global distribution agreement with DFRobot,
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Date:
04/06/2017
 Next-Generation Automotive Door-Zone Controllers from STMicroelectronics Bring Power Management and Failsafe Circuitry On-Chip

Next-Generation Automotive Door-Zone Controllers

STMicroelectronics has advanced the state of the art in automotive door-zone
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Date:
04/06/2017
Performance and reliability are key requirements when it comes to keeping commercial buildings safe, comfortable and functioning. However, oftentimes eco-friendly considerations come second. Of course, this is easier said than done, as engineers must balance strict usage and durability requirements while also
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Date:
04/05/2017
Using an LED matrix dimmer

Use your PC to set the dimming values, and see the results.

RGB LEDs are used in projector, architectural, display, stage and automotive lighting systems that require efficient, bright output. To produce predictable colors from an RGB LED, each of its component LEDs (red, green and blue) requires individual, accurate dimming control. High end systems can use
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Date:
04/05/2017
Driving piezoelectric elements

Innovative Topology Overcomes Conflicting Piezo-Driver Requirements

Piezoelectric elements have traditionally been used primarily in applications in the audio industry, operating in the human audio range (nominally 100 Hz to 18 kHz). However, subsequent improvements in device characteristics have extended their usefulness into markets which demand much-higher performance. For
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Date:
04/04/2017
Improve power conversion testing with these probing tips

Accurately evaluate and measure very small performance increases

Today’s power supply designers and test engineers are generally seeking to find very small incremental improvements that will increase power conversion efficiency, or reduce losses in the design. This requires the ability to accurately evaluate and measure very small performance increases. Sources
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Date:
04/04/2017
Depending on who you talk to, 20 billion to 50 billion things, from a light bulb to an aircraft and anything in between, will be Internet-enabled in the next three years. All this will need to be remotely monitored and controlled and have software security to keep the nefarious at bay. The IoT (Internet of Things),
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Date:
04/04/2017
ON Semiconductor demonstrates advanced technologies for automotive systems at SAE World Congress

Latest devices combine performance with reliability to support applications including ADAS, vehicle electrification, body electronics, connectivity, power management and lighting

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, will be hosting multiple presentations and innovative demos related to the latest automotive applications at this year’s SAE World Congress being held in Detroit, Michigan. The company’s broad, across-voltage range of semiconductor technologies address
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Date:
04/04/2017
World’s Only 12-Bit High Definition, 1 GHz Oscilloscope Platforms now feature 10x Oversampling

HDO4000A, HDO6000A, HDO8000A and MDA800A oscilloscopes and motor drive analyzers also enhanced by MAUI with OneTouch gesture control and a supercharged PC system

Teledyne LeCroy today introduces the HDO4000A, HDO6000A, HDO8000A, and MDA800A analog and mixed-signal oscilloscopes. These four high-definition oscilloscope product lines range from 200 MHz – 1 GHz bandwidth and utilize 12-bit HD4096 technology. This technology arrived
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Date:
04/04/2017
Teledyne LeCroy’s WaveSurfer 510 Oscilloscope Delivers Value-Packed Debug Punch

MAUI with OneTouch Gesture Control, 32 Mpts Memory, 10 GS/s Sample Rate, and Advanced Debug Tools Maximize Debug Speed and Power

Teledyne LeCroy today introduces the WaveSurfer 510 oscilloscope, providing 1 GHz bandwidth and 10 GS/s sample rate simultaneously on all 4 channels at a price of $12,900. The WaveSurfer 510 combines the MAUI® with OneTouch user interface with powerful waveform processing, in addition to advanced math,
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Date:
04/04/2017
Date:
04/04/2017
32-Bit SAR ADC with 0.5ppm Linearity Provides 148dB Dynamic Range

32-Bit SAR ADC with 0.5ppm Linearity Provides 148dB Dynamic Range

Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC2500-32, an ultrahigh precision 32-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC).  The LTC2500-32 is a new and enabling
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Date:
04/03/2017
D3 Semiconductor Superjunction +FETsâ„¢ Push Performance Envelope

New entry into competitive power semiconductor market offers 650V-rated models in a wide variety
of package configurations; claims across-the-board, industry-best FOM

D3 Semiconductor, a company bringing together affiliated semiconductor companies and top-talent experts, announces its inaugural entry into the power semiconductor market with the launch of its +FET™ line of 650V-rated
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Date:
04/03/2017
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Unveils New 600V Intelligent IGBT Power Module IPM5 Series

Optimized for high efficiency and ruggedness in motor drive applications

 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Nasdaq: AOSL), a designer, developer
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Date:
04/03/2017
 Kionix’s New KXTJ3 Accelerometer

Uncompromising performance and value in a single package

Kionix, a ROHM Group Company, announces the release of the KXTJ3, a new 3-axis accelerometer offering unprecedented value while providing the performance of much a more expensive accelerometer in a tiny, 2mm x 2mm x 0.9mm form factor.   CEO of Kionix Inc,Nader Sadrzadeh states, "The original
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Date:
04/03/2017
WÃrth Elektronik eiSos Honors Digi-Key with the Global Distribution Award

Keft to Righrt: Tom Busher, Vice President IP&E Digi-Key; Lars Fahrbach, Würth Elektronik eiSos; Jena Johnsrud, Marketing Programs Manager Digi-Key; Josh Knott, Product Manager Digi-Key; Joe Haukos, Distribution Manager Americas, Wurth Electronics; Brandon Leichtenberg, Insides Sales Distribution Wurth Electronics; Nicki Mandery Distribution Marketing, Wurth Electronics; Jason Simoneau, Director Passives Digi-Key.

This year’s “Global Distribution Award” of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group went to Digi-Key Electronics. Representatives of the American subsidiary of the Group, Wurth Electronics Midcom Inc., presented the award during a visit to the Digi-Key headquarters in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Along with
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Date:
04/03/2017
 JAE connector portfolio now available in the DACH region through TTI, Inc.

From L-R: Geoff Breed, VP Marketing, TTI, Inc.
Wataru Oyamada, Managing Director, JAE

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has signed an agreement to distribute JAE’s connector products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. JAE is one of the world’s leading connector suppliers, ranked at number seven by revenue. The company has a wide portfolio of board
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Date:
04/03/2017
Enable Supply Chain Transparency with Bosch’s TDL110 Transport Data Logger, Now at Mouser

Enable Supply Chain Transparency with Bosch’s TDL110 Transport Data Logger

Mouser Electronics, is now stocking the TDL110
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Date:
04/02/2017
Industry-First 1800W Auto-Compliant Transient Voltage Suppressor Launched by Diodes Incorporated

Industry-First 1800W Auto-Compliant Transient Voltage Suppressor

Billed as the industry’s first unidirectional 1800W automotive-compliant transient voltage suppressor (TVS), the D28V0H1U2P5Q introduced by Diodes Incorporated at Embedded World 2017 is designed to protect sensitive electronic circuits from transients generated by inductive switchingand targets a wide range
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Date:
04/01/2017
Automotive-Compliant Dual MOSFETs from Diodes Incorporated Minimize Power Losses to Deliver Cost-Effective High-Efficiency Solutions

Automotive-Compliant Dual MOSFETs Minimize Power Losses to Deliver Cost-Effective High-Efficiency Solutions

Featuring low figure-of-merit on-resistance and gate charge specifications, the latest 40V and 60V dual, co-packaged enhancement mode MOSFETs introduced byDiodes Incorporated minimize power losses, enabling cost-effective, high‑efficiency, automotive-compliant power management solutions. Targeted at synchronous
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Date:
04/01/2017
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