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Communications & Datacom

June 2016
Microchip launches lowest-power PIC32 Family

Microchip PIC32MM

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, announced the company’s lowest power and most cost-effective family of 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs). The Microchip PIC32MM family bridges the gap between the company’s popular PIC24F XLP and
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06/30/2016
Rogers' Power Electronics Solutions adds data matrix code capabilities to its products

In addition to bare copper surfaces, data matrix codes can be written on nickel (Ni), nickel/gold (Ni/Au), and silver (Ag) plated surfaces

Rogers' Power Electronics Solutions (PES) group is introducing data matrix products codes on many of its metalized substrate materials, including curamik ceramic substrates along with power modules, housings and baseplates. Data matrix codes are essentially two-dimensional matrix codes consisting of black and
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06/30/2016
Ericsson’s latest bus converter module raises the bar for control and delivery

The BMR458 third-generation quarter-brick

Ericsson Power Modules announced the BMR458, a third-generation 3E quarter-brick advanced bus converter that delivers industry-leading performance to system architects developing equipment for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications, including datacom and server and storage systems. The module
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06/28/2016

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos expands its portfolio of compact SMD power inductors

WE-PMMI SMD power inductor product series

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos supplements its portfolio of compact SMD power inductors with two new series: WE-PMMI and WE-PMCI. The two new power inductors are used, for example, in highly efficient DC/DC switching controllers with a low space requirement. The WE-PMMI (Power Molded Multilayer Inductor)
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06/23/2016
TDK expands TDK-Lambda i6A series of step-down non-isolated DC-DC converters

TDK-Lambda i6A series DC-DC converter

TDK announced the introduction of two further models to the TDK-Lambda i6A series of step-down, non-isolated DC-DC converters. The i6A4W is capable of supplying currents of up to 20A, and the i6AN allows the creation of negative voltages delivering currents up to 8A. Both can be used in conjunction with the
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06/23/2016
VPT adds industrial VHR Series DC-DC converters

VHR Series of industrial level DC-DC converters and EMI filters

VPT, a HEICO company, released the VHR Series of industrial level DC-DC converters and EMI filters. Available in models ranging from 5 to 100 watts, the VHR Series of DC-DC converters provides customers with VPT’s renowned levels of product reliability for powering non-flight-critical programs in military,
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06/22/2016
MG Chemicals' protective range of conductive epoxies, adhesives, and coatings are now at RS Components

protective materials from MG Chemicals

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor for engineers, has introduced of a range of protective coatings from MG Chemicals that are designed specifically for electronics prototyping and production. This initial introduction includes some of the electronics industry’s
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06/22/2016
Ericsson power interface module simplifies low-EMI design in ATCA apps

PIM4610PD Power Interface Module

Ericsson Power Modules announced the PIM4610PD, an extension of its popular 3E* Power Interface Module (PIM) family that are compliant with the industry-standard quarter-brick footprint. The new module has been optimized especially to simplify design in blade server applications based on ATCA and PICMG 3.7 systems.
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06/21/2016
The fundamental Predictive Energy Balancing Patent has been allowed, and is in the process of issuing in the EU. That will bring the total number of world- wide issued patents for CogniPower's core control technology to seven. A US Patent covering enhancements of the Compound Converter
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06/21/2016
Analog Devices simplifies wireless system design with RadioVerse ecosystem

AD9371 RF wideband transceiver

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today unveiled the RadioVerse™ technology and design ecosystem, which provides customers with integrated transceiver technologies, a robust design environment, and market-specific technical expertise to move their radio designs from concept to creation quickly. The new ecosystem’s
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06/21/2016
Industry-challenging fanless power supply from Excelsys delivers up to 600W with just convection cooling

CoolX600

The CoolX600 Series is an next-generation convection-cooled modular power supply platform from Excelsys Technologies which delivers an industry-challenging 600W without fan assisted cooling in a very compact 8.5 x 4.5 x 1U package. Currently the only fanless modular power supply of its kind on the market, the
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06/16/2016
Molex launches Temp-Flex multicore hybrid cable

Temp-Flex Multicore Cable

Molex has introduced Temp-Flex Multicore Cable, a customisable, multi-conductor hybrid cable. The cable uses Temp-Flex and Molex core competencies to combine fine wire, coax, twinax, triax, twisted pair, tubing and strength members in a single high-flex cable solution. A multifunction design combined with high-performance
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06/15/2016
Rutronik now carries 650V fast body diode MOSFETs from Vishay

Vishay fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs

With the new 650V EF series, distributor Rutronik presents Vishay’s expanded portfolio of fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs. It includes the Vishay Siliconix SiHx21N65EF, SiHx28N65EF, and SiHG33N65EF, providing additional voltage headroom for industrial, telecom, and renewable energy applications.
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06/15/2016
WAGOs compact ECO supplies offer multiple mounting modes

ECO power supplies

WAGO's latest slim EPSITRON ECO power supplies are EN 60335-1 compliant and incredibly versatile. DIN-35 rail and chassis-mount options and a small profile make the ECO the ideal choice for installation in ultra-compact control cabinets. In addition to control cabinets, ECO power supplies are also
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06/14/2016
Working in the industry, we live very close to the developments that are advancing our technology and the systems based upon them. We see nascent science turn into rough prototypes and then into finished products on a regular basis. We are familiar, even if not comfortable, with the rapid pace of progress and
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06/13/2016
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the continuing adoption of Digital Power System Management (DPSM) within the communications and computer industries continues to be driven, in large part, to the high current levels demanded by the sub-20nm ASICs and/or FPGAs that are at the core of their system architecture.
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06/13/2016
Harsh environments are a reality for many electrical systems used in motor control or solenoid control applications.  The electronics that control motors and solenoids are by necessity in close proximity to the high currents and voltages used to create the physical movement required by the end application.  In
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06/13/2016
There have been several comparisons of eGaN FETs with silicon MOSFETs in a variety of applications, including hard-switched, soft-switched, and high-frequency power conversion. These studies have shown that eGaN FETs have large efficiency and power density advantages over silicon MOSFETs. Here we’ll focus
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06/13/2016
MinMax claims smallest 8W encapsulated DC/DC converter in tiny DIP-16 package

MDW08 series of 8W Isolated / Regulated DC-DC Converters

MINMAX announced their new MDW08 series of 8W Isolated / Regulated DC-DC Converters, coming in a small 16-pin DIP package measuring only 0.94 x 0.54 x 0.31” for where space is critical. The MDW08 family of high-density dc-dc converters consists of 21 models offering 9-18 / 18-36 / 36-75 VDC Input Ranges with
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06/13/2016
In this article we’ll show how a third way of defining average current leads to an infinite gain of the modulator gain for current-mode systems. Another simple derivation produces a fourth expression for the modulator gain, thus completing the set of gains to be found in the literature. Different
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06/11/2016
Integration or optimizationâ€which comes first?

Larry Spaziani, GaN Systems

At APEC 2016 it became abundantly clear to the industry that GaN transistors are here, they're now, and they're proliferating. GaN Systems, EPC, Transphorm, Panasonic, Infineon, Texas Instruments, and other manufacturers and developers all displayed GaN products in varying readiness, from existing only
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06/11/2016
STMicros connectivity portfolio targets USB-C and power delivery

The free STM32 USB-C and PD Middleware Stack is compliant with USB Type-C 1.2 and USB Power Delivery 2.0 specifications

As electronics companies worldwide increasingly look to implement the new USB Type-C and Power Delivery (PD) technology, STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is making the task easier with a certified embedded software solution based on
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06/09/2016
Microsemi's low-power switch family eases industrial network migration to Ethernet

Ocelot product family

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its new Ocelot product family, a low power, feature-rich Ethernet switch family optimized for communications networking in the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market. Designed
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06/08/2016
Stadium Group appoints new Managing Director to head up its global power business

Martin Brabham

Stadium Group, a leading supplier of wireless solutions, power supplies and electronics assemblies, has announced the appointment of Martin Brabham as Managing Director for its global power business, comprising the Stadium Power and Stontronics brands. Brabham joins Stadium from XP Power and has over
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06/08/2016
Stackpole's high-energy SMT resistors handle up to 4W

SM Series wirewound resistor

The SM Series wirewound resistor offers a robust surface mount device capable of handling up to 4 watts in a single part. The SM8035 case size can handle over 50J of energy while the SM2615 size can withstand more than 5 times the energy of a comparable size pulse withstanding flat chip resistor. A
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06/08/2016
TI claims industry’s highest power density 12-V, 10-A, 10-MHz DC/DC converter

The TPS54A20 SWIFT synchronous DC/DC converter

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 12-V, 10-A, 10-MHz series-capacitor buck converter that achieves more than 50 A/cm3 in current density, four times higher than current 12V power management component or solution available. The novel topology of the TPS54A20 SWIFT synchronous DC/DC
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06/08/2016
Imdc, Holst Centre, and Methods2Business develop low-power Wi-Fi HaLow radio solution for IoT

The new low-power, long-range radio solution uses 10 times less power than state-of-the-art orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) radio solutions on the market

At this week’s Design Automation Conference (DAC 2016), nanoelectronics research center imec, Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO), and Wi-Fi IP provider Methods2Bussiness presented a complete Wi-Fi  HaLow radio solution. The new low-power, long-range radio solution uses 10 times less power than state-of-the-art
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06/08/2016
Linear's latest synchronous step-down regulator operates to 175°C

The LT8610AX 3.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8610AX, a 3.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator, which operates in ambient temperatures up to 175°C. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode operation keeps quiescent current under 3.5µA in no-load standby conditions.
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06/02/2016
Cut-2-Size backlighting kit from Lumitex is ideal for prototype devices

Cut-2-Size Backlighting Kit

Lumitex, a leader in thin, engineered lighting solutions, announced the availability of its first-ever, innovative Cut-2-Size Backlighting Kit. Created for design engineers who need quick prototype backlighting for membrane switches, keypads, overlays, LCDs or other graphics displays, the Cut-2-Size Backlighting
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06/02/2016
Toshiba's single-chip load switch ICs reduce system power consumption

Toshiba’s load switch ICs

Toshiba Electronics has launched three single-chip load switch ICs, the TCK106AF, TCK107AF and TCK108AF. Integrating high performance chips in an industry-standard SOT-25 package, Toshiba’s new ICs combine on-resistance ratings down to just 63mΩ and low typical quiescent currents of 110nA with low loss, low
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06/02/2016
TI claims industry’s highest current 40-A, 16-V(in) converter

SWIFT TPS548D22 buck converter

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 40-A, 16-VIN synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with true differential remote-voltage sensing. The SWIFT TPS548D22 buck converter features a small PowerStack package and integrated MOSFETs to drive application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and digital
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Date:
06/01/2016

 



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