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Communications & Datacom

January 2016
Wuerth Elektronik ICS awards licence for SKEDD-technology to Diehl Metal Applications

Wuerth Elektronik ICS awards license to Diehl Metal Applications

The Diehl Metal Applications (DMA) company is expanding its product portfolio to include SKEDD, the new innovative direct-connect technology from Wuerth Elektronik ICS. With SKEDD-technology, Wuerth Elektronik ICS has developed a simple and dependable alternative to solder and press-fit technology.
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01/29/2016
Flash in the pan

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

One of the beautiful things about being a wordsmith is that one finds all kinds of history, culture, and advice in many of the quaint and poetic turns of phrase that exist in the (American) English language. One such turn of phrase is “flash in the pan” which is so good at describing a situation that its
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01/29/2016
Bring back IrDA

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

With all the buzz around optical data transfer technology development lately, especially in light of the push to empower small, low-power intelligent devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). What many forget is that there was and is a technology that is well-suited for final-feet connection between intelligent
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01/29/2016

China’s predicted stumble

Ray Zinn, Founder of Micrel

You have likely heard the news that despite economic stimulus, the Shanghai stock exchange dropped over 7% before “circuit breakers” kicked in. Had those government-mandated panic aversion tools not triggered, the one day drop would rival long-term market corrections. None of this, aside from the exact timing,
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01/29/2016
Current-mode control has been around in one form or another for almost 50 years now, but it is still a topic that creates much confusion in the minds of many engineers and researchers. In this series of articles, Dr. Ridley shows historical reasons for the confusion, and presents for the first time the source
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01/29/2016
The sub-28 nanometer Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) now available feature the in-dustry’s only hard floating-point digital signal processing (DSP) blocks with speeds up to 1,500 Gbps floating-point operations. Built on sub-28 nm process technology, these FPGAs provide up to 17.4 Gbps for long-reach
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01/29/2016
Astute Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, has added switches to its ever-growing franchised distribution product portfolio with the signing of a deal with C&K Components covering the UK and Eire. C&K is a leader in interface and switch technology
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01/28/2016
Key criteria for designing power supplies units (PSU) for consumer applications are low cost, high efficiency, good thermal performance and low Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI). Starting with an optimal power conversion topology assists the design process. Flyback topology is optimal for low and mid power
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01/27/2016
From cellphones to electric vehicles and smart grid energy storage, the use of rechargeable batteries is dramatically increasing. Engineers that design products that use these rechargeable batteries must be able to characterize the battery performance in their designs. Programmable bidirectional DC power supplies
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01/27/2016
As electronic systems continue to become more compact, temperature plays an increasingly important role in system reliability and power efficiency. Many engineers are already familiar with how temperature can affect reliability; if a system becomes too hot, device operation can become unpredictable. Using a
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01/27/2016
Most systems require multiple different voltage rails. Voltages below the system ground voltage, or zero voltage, are considered to be negative voltages. Such voltages are needed in many different applications. In power electronics, some switch types may not reliably be turned off if ground voltage is applied
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01/27/2016
Utilities are in a time of transition. Legacy communications circuits are being discontinued by carriers and there is pressure for utilities to move to new packet-based services. In addition, much of the new smart grid applications and products that are being introduced by vendors are based on Ethernet, adding
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01/27/2016
Anaren’s Wireless Group announced that it will release version 1.5 of its Atmosphere development platform in the coming weeks. The combined local and on-line software tool set helps manufacturers at every RF-design skill-level build applications for mobile devices and programs for embedded devices simultaneously.
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01/26/2016
Mouser, Fairchild, Littelfuse, and Amphenol team up for building blocks for USB Type-C

USB Type-C portfolio

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with Fairchild, Littelfuse, and Amphenol Commercial Products to present the building blocks of a USB Type-C solution. Delivering data rates up to 10Gbps and up to 100W of power with a reversible interface for easy and reliable mating, USB Type-C technology offers a multifunction,
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01/26/2016
Murata announces mass production of highest Q chip inductors available

LQP02HQ series of film-type high-frequency chip inductors

Murata announced mass production of the LQP02HQ series of film-type high-frequency chip inductors in the ultra-compact 01005 size (0.4 x 0.2 mm). Along with the trend toward increased multiband capability and ever more sophisticated functions, the configuration of the RF circuits in smartphones and other compact
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01/25/2016
The emergence of commercially available and cost-effective gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors begins a new age in power electronics. There are significant benefits in using enhancement-mode gallium nitride FET (eGaN FET) devices in power converters for existing data center and telecommunications architectures
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01/25/2016
XP Power's latest supplies meet US DoE Level VI and EU CoC Tier 2 energy efficiency requirements

VES90 series of external AC-DC power supplies

XP Power has developed four external power supply series that enable products to meet new EU and US environmental and energy efficiency regulations, which come into force this year. The VEC40, VEC50, VEC65 and VES90 series of external AC-DC power supplies all comply with the new DoE level VI (US) and CoC Tier
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01/22/2016
Fuji Electric has added a new lineup of power semiconductors to its product portfolio with the "High-Speed W" Series of high-speed discrete IGBTs. The new product series utilizes a thinner IGBT chip for miniaturization, thereby reducing power loss (turnoff loss) in switching operation by approximately
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01/21/2016
Stockpile's high-current shunts available In 0.2 Milliohm values

HCS high-current SMD shunt resistors

Stackpole’s HCS high-current SMD shunt resistors are now available in a 0.2 milliohm resistance value in chip sizes of 3920 and 5930. The HCS has an all metal welded construction with a raised resistance element. This provides more efficient thermal conduction, allowing the HCS to handle higher currents with
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01/21/2016
Molex debuts high-speed solutions, processes, and partnership at DesignCon 2016

Molex exhibited their solutions at DesignCon 2016

Molex showcased its extensive technical expertise and broad product portfolio at DesignCon 2016 Expo and Conference, held January 20-21 at the Santa Clara Conference Center in Santa Clara, CA. Demonstrations at Molex booth 817 highlighted products that
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01/21/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring an all-day workshop titled “Power Magnetics at High Frequency – Solving the Black Magic.” The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, prior to the start of APEC 2016 at
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01/21/2016
New hybrid electrolyte for solid-state lithium batteries found

Berkeley Lab battery scientist Nitash Balsara

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a novel electrolyte for use in solid-state lithium batteries that overcomes many of the problems that plague other solid electrolytes while also showing signs of being compatible with next-generation
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01/20/2016
MesoGlue unveils nanostructure conductive glue made of metal that sets at room temperature

MesoGlue gives you the strength and thermal/electrical conductance of a metal bond, with the ease of attachment of glue or tape

MesoGlue is a revolutionary joining solution that lets you attach items together with a metal bond, at room temperature. This is like welding or soldering, but without the heat. The patented process gives you the strength and thermal/electrical conductance of a metal bond, with the ease of attachment of glue
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01/19/2016
Cornell Dubilier's hybrid polymer-aluminum electrolytics handle 30g with very low ESR

SMT Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced ruggedized versions of their SMT Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors, now able to withstand continuous vibrations of up to 30g of stress. This rating has been accomplished through electrical and mechanical redesign. Hybrid polymer-aluminum electrolytic capacitors
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01/19/2016
With a long history of involvement in promoting energy savings, Emerson Industrial Automation has invested massively in research into technological solutions and services designed to cut energy bills. On the strength of this expertise, Emerson now presents the Energy Savings Advisor, its new mobile app offering
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01/19/2016
Fairview Microwave launches high-rel electromechanical switches in compact SMT packages

Electromechanical SPDT switches

Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, announces a brand new line of high-reliability SPDT surface mount electromechanical RF switches that cover broadband frequencies from DC to 8 GHz. These new RF switches offer exceptional reliability and repeatable performance which
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01/19/2016
In a ceremony at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, Qualcomm and officials from the People's Government of Guizhou Province signed a strategic cooperation agreement and unveiled a joint venture – Guizhou Huaxintong Semi-Conductor Technology. The joint venture, with initial registered capital
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01/18/2016
MicroPower Direct unveils the MPM-05SV series of miniature, single output 5W AC/DC power supplies

The MPM-05SV series

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-05SV series is a family of miniature, single output 5W AC/DC power supplies. They are part of a series of products that range from 5W to 25W. These units are specifically designed to allow use in industrial power systems requiring 277 VAC operation. Six
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01/15/2016
IBC SOLAR, a leading photovoltaic system provider, has had the IBC FlexiSun solar cable in its portfolio for more than ten years. The latest version of the all-purpose solar cable, which is buriable and produced in Bavaria, meets the new standard EN 50618. IBC SOLAR is therefore currently the only system service
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01/13/2016
Pacific Crest Transformers announces that it has added to its factory capacity here in Medford, doubling the size of its largest transformer. PCT will now be able manufacture transformers up to 30 MVA. “This represents another very significant step in growth of Pacific Crest Transformers,” said
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01/11/2016
EPC taps Yuanzhe Zhang as director of applications engineering

Dr. Yuanzhe Zhang

EPC is proud to announce that Dr. Yuanzhe Zhang has joined the EPC engineering team as Director, Applications Engineering. As a member of the EPC applications team, Dr. Zhang's focus will be designing state-of-the-art envelope tracking systems for 4G, LTE and 5G wireless infrastructure that demonstrate
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01/11/2016
Applied DNA Sciences, a provider of DNA-based supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions, announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide its increasingly popular metal marking product to one of Europe’s leading electricity
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01/06/2016
Linear Technology introduced the LTC3643, a bidirectional, high-voltage boost capacitor charger that automatically converts to a buck regulator for system backup. The proprietary, single-inductor topology with integrated PowerPath functionality does the work of two separate switching regulators, reducing size,
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01/06/2016
SiBeam introduces USB 3.0 802.11Ad reference design

USB 3.0 adapter reference design supporting the IEEE 802.11ad wireless standard (also known as WiGig)

SiBEAM, a Lattice Semiconductor company, announced a USB 3.0 adapter reference design supporting the IEEE 802.11ad wireless standard (also known as WiGig) for wireless connectivity at gigabit per second speeds over the 60 GHz frequency band. The reference design lets OEMs add wireless gigabit connectivity
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01/05/2016
Torex Semiconductor will open an R&D Center in April 2016 at TOREX USA in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A. for the purpose of strengthening research and development of high value-added analog power ICs that will be the mainstay of the next generation. Sunnyvale, California, where the new R&D
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01/05/2016
The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, announced it is working with the Thread Group on an end-to-end solution for IP-based IoT networks. The solution will
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01/05/2016
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