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Communications & Datacom

June 2013
Highly-sensitive long-range RF energy harvester can power small sensor systems

RF energy harvester chip microphotograph

Imec and Holst Centre, in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology and the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, have designed and fabricated a self-calibrating RF energy
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06/28/2013
Yageo high-voltage MLCCs boast exceptional performance at high frequencies
Yageo's high voltage surface mount multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.
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06/28/2013
ALD dual EPAD MOSFET arrays expand dynamic current range to eight orders of magnitude
Advanced Linear Devices (ALD), a leader in innovative analog semiconductors, announced an industry breakthrough in small signal, low power Dual MOSFET devices by expanding dynamic current range to
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06/28/2013

Peratech's QTC Ultra Touch screen technology extends device battery life
Peratech, innovators in touch technology, has used its recently-launched QTC™ Ultra Sensor to create a touch screen solution for OLED displays for phones, monitors and large interactive displays.
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06/27/2013
Piezo-MEMS vibration energy harvesters enable SmartMesh IP wireless sensor network
MicroGen Systems announced today that vibration-energy-harvesting BOLT™ Power Cells enabled a live wireless sensor network (WSN) using Linear Technology's Dust Networks LTC5800-IPM SmartMesh™ IP mote-on-chip.
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06/26/2013
Full-featured load switches tout economy and size
Silego Technology is introducing two new GreenFET3 load switch products, the SLG59M1495V and SLG59M1512V. SLG59M1512V is a dual channel load switch that is packaged in an ultra-small single 8 pin
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06/26/2013
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics for the electricity and energy industry, has been awarded the TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Award for Smart Grid and Smart Instruments
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06/25/2013
Texas Instruments, in collaboration with Hitex Development Tools, introduced the SafeTI™ Hitex Safety Kit, enabling developers to evaluate SafeTI components for use in their designs requiring compliance
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06/25/2013
Active?Semi, a leader in flexible, highly integrated semiconductor power management solutions, announced that LG Electronics is a major new investor in a round of strategic funding that will accelerate
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06/25/2013
Rutronik now stocks Samsung X7R high-performance capacitors
Samsung Electro-Mechanics presents the new X7R capacitor with class 2 X7R ceramic, 10μF and a rated voltage of 25V. The MLCC (multilayer ceramic capacitor) in size 0805 targets industrial high capacitance
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06/25/2013
Integrated high-voltage regulator transistors from Diodes Incorporated improve power density
The ZXTR2000 family of high-voltage regulators from Diodes Incorporated boosts power-circuit densities through reductions in component count and footprint by monolithically integrating a transistor,
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06/24/2013
Ericsson regulated quarter-brick Module delivers 750W for high-power datacom apps
Based on Ericsson's industry-leading hybrid-regulated topology, the PKM-NH platform can deliver up to 750W and is optimized for datacom board applications that have a 52V/54V system bus distribution
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06/22/2013
TDK announced that its subsidiary, EPCOS Limited in China, has received the Excellent Service Award 2012 from Huawei Device, a leading Chinese manufacturer of mobile handsets and network terminals.
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06/21/2013
Driving advanced microprocessors
In this PSDcast we talk to Don Travers of ams about the issues and opportunities involved in driving the latest processors to address the latest applications most efficiently. The issue of power
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06/21/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced SmartFusion®2 SoC FPGA users can now benefit from its newly released
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06/21/2013
Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs enable up to 70% power savings
Altera has introduced its Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs (system-on-chip), offering system developers breakthrough levels of performance and power efficiencies. Generation 10 devices are optimized based
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06/20/2013
Texas Instruments introduced two tiny push-button reset controllers for space-constrained, power-sensitive applications such as pedometers, fitness bands, cell phones and tablets. The dual-channel
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06/20/2013
Power monitor module enables designers to find and kill underperforming code in real time
Microchip announces the MPLAB® REAL ICE™ Power Monitor Module, which enables designers to identify and eliminate code that consumes high current, in real time. Combined with the MPLAB REAL ICE in-circuit
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06/20/2013
Temperature-protection fusing resistors safely interrupt open circuits up to AC250V
KOA Speer announces their latest development in resistors, the TPR series temperature protection fusing resistors. TPR series resistors safely interrupt open circuits up to AC250V voltage and completely
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06/20/2013
TVS diode array from Littelfuse reduces clamping voltage up to 35%
Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced the SP3051-04HTG Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diode Array (SPA® Diode), their latest addition to the lightning surge devices in the
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06/19/2013
Vishay FRED recovery rectifiers reduce losses in consumer products and electronic ballasts
Vishay Intertechnology introduced 10 solderable FRED Pt® Hyperfast and Ultrafast recovery rectifiers that include the industry's first 3 A devices in the SMA package, 3 A and 4 A devices in the SMB
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06/19/2013
Microsemi releases highly-integrated low-power IGLOO2 FPGA
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, unveiled its IGLOO®2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) family for industrial,
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06/18/2013
Chipscale Schottky from Diodes Incorporated can double power density
With the introduction of its first wafer level chip scale packaged Schottky, Diodes Incorporated is providing smartphone and tablet designs with an alternative to miniature DFN0603 devices that offers
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06/18/2013
Step-down converter touts very low quiescent current
Linear Technology announces the LT3995, a 3A, 60V step-down switching regulator, requiring only 2.7μA of quiescent current. The LT3995's 4.3V to 60V input voltage range makes it ideal for automotive,
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06/18/2013
PEAK electronics expands mini converter series with 30W, 40W, and 50W models
PEAK electronics has expanded its proven 2:1 DC/DC converter series with additional 30, 40 and 50 W power types targeting applications in industrial control, electrical power, instrumentation, telecommunications,
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06/18/2013
Carlos Betancourt, an engineer for TI's Sitara processors, explains the features
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06/17/2013
Cyntech Components offers space-saving circular push-pull connectors from Yamaichi Electronics
Cyntech Components, a specialist supplier of electro-mechanical components and power supplies, now carries the Y-Circ P connector series from Yamaichi Electronics. This metal-bodied circular connector
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06/17/2013
Integrated secure authenticator simplifies interconnect complexity in medical and industrial apps
Maxim Integrated announced that it is now sampling the DS28E35 DeepCover® Secure Authenticator, a highly secure cryptographic solution for a host controller to authenticate peripherals. The DS28E35
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06/17/2013
Murata GA3 reduced-volume safety capacitors now available from TTI
Murata GA3 series safety capacitors are now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. GB, GD and GF versions of the Murata
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06/17/2013
Toshiba's latest optocouplers deliver increased isolation in a smaller package
Toshiba Electronics Europe has released two Triac-output optoocouplers that provide reinforced voltage and electrical noise insulation in an ultra-miniature SO6 double-mould package. The TLP265J and
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06/17/2013
In this introductory video on switching power supply design, Dr. Ridley
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06/14/2013
Master Electronics, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, was honored with the Silver Distributor-of-the-Year Award for the Americas Region from Honeywell
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06/14/2013
Phase-change material simplifies and speeds assembly of heat-generating electronics
Universal Science, a specialist designer and manufacturer of thermal management materials, has introduced a new phase-change material that has a thermal conductivity of 3.5 W/mk. This high level of
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06/14/2013
At the VLSI 2013 Symposium in Kyoto, Japan, imec highlighted new insights into 3D fin shaped field effect transistors (FinFETs) and high mobility channels scaling for the 7nm and 5nm technology node. At
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06/14/2013
KOA Speer receives top supplier TTI awards for 2012
KOA Speer Electronics, a leading supplier of passive electronic components, announces that they have once again received the Platinum Level, Diamond, and Best Quality Awards from TTI. The TTI Supplier
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06/14/2013
World relays market fell in 2012 but recovery expected this year
After two years of double-digit growth, the world market for electro-mechanical and solid-state relays contracted by $125 million, or 3.6 percent, to approximately $3.35 billion in 2012, according
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06/13/2013
Nitronex GaN-on-Silicon discrete HEMT devices handle up to 100 Watts
Nitronex, a leader in the design and manufacture of gallium nitride (GaN) based RF solutions for high performance applications in the defense, communications, broadband, and industrial & scientific
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06/13/2013
ON Semiconductor, driving innovation in energy efficiency, has introduced two MOSFET devices designed for use in smartphone and tablet PC applications where they provide a crucial part of the Lithium
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06/13/2013
Cornell Dubilier Electronics announced its product line expansion of types SPCX and SPSX surface mount aluminum polymer capacitors. Both series are now available with lower ESR and higher capacitance
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06/13/2013
Freescale talks about the internet of things
In this PSDcast, John Dixon of Freescale talks with us about the internet of things and the challenges and opportunities it presents to the designer. From convenience to system efficiency, intelligent
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06/13/2013
Ultracaps & high-power apps
In this PSDcast we talk to Brian Eichler, director of sales and marketing, Asia at Maxwell Technologies about ultracapacitors in very high-power applications. Maxwell recently completed a venture
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06/12/2013
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is stocking the latest devices in the Super J-MOS MOSFET series from Fuji Electric. The
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06/12/2013
Murata today announced that they have commercialized the world's first 0402-size (1005-size metric 1.0 x 0.5mm) 1μF monolithic ceramic capacitor with a guaranteed operating temperature of 105°C (X6S)
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06/12/2013
KEMET adds three tantalum chip capacitor series
KEMET, a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminium, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, announced the release of three additional series of tantalum chip capacitors: T488 Small Case
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06/12/2013
Low-noise LDO offers programmable current limit & diagnostic information
Linear Technology released the LT3055, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable current limit and diagnostic capability. The device delivers
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06/11/2013
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low power RF-semiconductor company, announced the availability of a low-cost and low-power ZigBee solution for end nodes in Smart Home systems, allowing Operators
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06/11/2013
Toshiba expands family of ultra-mini load switches
Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its family of ultra-miniature, low-power CMOS load switch ICs. The TCK106G, TCK107G and TCK108G belong to the family of 1A switches that help to reduce the
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06/11/2013
Prize-winning underwater robot uses hi-rel Datamate connectors for reliable power and signal
Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has announced that a prize-winning underwater robot project, designed and built for the international SAUC-E (Student Autonomous
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06/11/2013
Powerex has announced that its PowerSim app is now available for iPhone users. PowerSim can be used to calculate power loss and thermal conditions, both average and peak, of Powerex power semiconductors
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06/11/2013
Surge protectors shield against multiple events at frequencies from 50Hz to 200kHz
STRVS repetitive voltage surge-protection devices from STMicroelectronics come with all the information engineers need to optimize circuit protection and meet cost and energy-efficiency targets. To
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06/11/2013
The number of mobile broadband subscriptions has grown by around 45% year-on-year reaching 1.7 billion in 2012, according to data released in the latest Ericsson Mobility Report . In addition to this growth, there also is steady progress in the amount of data usage per subscription. The changing habits of people
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06/10/2013
Interviewing Altera & Enpirion on merging technologies post-acquisition
In this PSDcast, Alix interviews Jeff Waters, SVP and GM, Military, Industrial, and Computing at Altera along with Dr. Ashraf Lotfi, President, CTO, and Founder of Enpirion on Altera's recent acquisition.
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06/10/2013
LOPE-C, the leading international event for printed electronics, reflects the increasing attractiveness of organic electronics. Due to the continuous improvement in printing and production processes
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06/10/2013
Cohda Wireless, Cisco, and NXP advance connected vehicle technology
As part of the US Safety Pilot Model Deployment, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) will launch a motorcycle study to determine how cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles
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06/10/2013
Ideal diode bridge controller minimizes rectifier heat & voltage loss
Linear Technology introduced the LT4320 ideal diode bridge controller for 9V to 72V systems, replacing each of the four diodes in a full-wave bridge rectifier with a low loss N-channel MOSFET to significantly
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06/10/2013
KEMET's High Temperature KPS HT Series multilayer stacked capacitors have an X8L dielectric and a novel lead-frame technology to vertically stack one or two multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs)
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06/10/2013
EPCOS reduced-volume film capacitors now available at Mouser Electronics
EPCOS B3267xP Metallized Polypropylene (MKP) Film Capacitors are 40% smaller than the current product and offer other significant features including very high ripple and peak current, high frequency
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06/10/2013
In this video, George T. Hilliard, applications engineer at WinSystems, describes
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06/10/2013
The RAF Series from Stackpole is a small size chip resistor array consisting of two or four isolated 0201 equivalent resistors in a single rectangular shaped chip with no scallops or holes. By removing
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06/07/2013
Gen2 650-V ultrafast diodes reduce switching losses
Vishay Intertechnology released 11 new Gen2 650 V FRED Pt® Ultrafast diodes. The "H" family of bare die devices, suitable for applications working above 40 kHz, combine extremely fast and soft recovery
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06/07/2013
Silicon Labs to acquire Energy Micro

Torleif Ahlsand, Chairman of Energy Micro, Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs, Geir Førre, CEO of Energy Micro, and Steinar Fossen, Board of Directors, Investinor

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Energy Micro. Based in Oslo, Norway, the late-stage
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06/07/2013
Paultre on Power - the digital energy megatrend (Podcast)
In this podcast Alix talks to Brian MacCleery, Principal Product Manager for Clean Energy Technology at National Instruments, about the digital energy megatrend, the migration of power electronics
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06/05/2013
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced the company has signed an agreement with Sensinode, a pioneer and world leader in technology and software solutions,
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06/05/2013
Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, announced that the company's GL865-DUAL, smallest GSM/GPRS dual-band 900/1800 wireless
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06/05/2013
RF power transistors dedicated to 2.45-GHz ISM band for power-transfer apps
Could radio-frequency signals become the next major energy source for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications? At the IEEE International Microwave Symposium, NXP Semiconductors N.V.
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06/05/2013
Ayla Networks unveils interactive platform for next-generation connected devices
Ayla Networks, a leader in technology and cloud-based services for the Internet of Things, formally unveiled the Ayla Platform, which allows manufacturers and service providers to transform thermostats,
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06/05/2013
Mouser launches programmable logic technology site
Mouser Electronics announced its newest technology site, focusing on programmable logic technology. This new site helps design engineers learn more about the different types of programmable logic
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06/05/2013
For the first time, the entire production process for printed electronics will be demonstrated live at a trade fair. The OE-A Working Group 'Upscaling Production' has set up a production line at LOPE-C
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06/05/2013
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06/04/2013
CUI introduces next-generation 500 mA DC switching regulator series
CUI announced its 2nd-generation non-isolated dc switching regulator series rated at 500 mA. The company's new P7805-S series implements several upgrades, including an increased power density, efficiency
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06/04/2013
Cree reports it has surpassed a significant milestone in shipping over two million GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT) for cellular telecommunications and is providing game-changing benefits
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06/03/2013
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects, announced the availability of the Flatpack S, a new high-efficiency
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06/03/2013
Qspeed diodes suit high-efficiency & high-frequency secondary rectifier & audio amplifier apps
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, introduced the LQA200 series of 200 V diodes. The company's Qspeed™ high-performance silicon
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06/03/2013
100mA synchronous buck converter handles up to 150V  input  & uses 12μA quiescent current
Linear Technology released the LTC3639, a 150V input-capable synchronous buck converter that delivers up to 100mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4.5V to 150V,
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06/03/2013
Precision foil resistors come in leaded and SMT packages
Riedon, a specialist manufacturer and supplier of cutting-edge, resistive solutions, announces the introduction of two new series of resistors that use Bulk Metal™ Foil technology to deliver superior
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06/03/2013
Sorensen SG 1000V DC power supply extends capabilities to high-voltage apps
A leader in programmable AC and DC power test solutions, AMETEK Programmable Power, has extended its Sorensen SG Series high-power DC power supply line with the introduction of the new SG 1000V, which
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06/03/2013
Greg Proehl from STMicroelectronics shows their dual-interface IC technology
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06/03/2013

 



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