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Communications & Datacom

November 2016
A digital hybrid energy-storage system

The thermal image of the demonstrator indicates a slight temperature increase for the active components when operating at peak load.

Rutronik has developed a revolutionary new hybrid energy storage system (HESS) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ). The combination of battery and ultracapacitor improves the peak current characteristics of the energy storage system, minimizes battery degradation significantly,
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11/30/2016
Murata's PMBus-compliant PoL converter offers dynamic loop compensation

OKDL-T/60-W12-xxx-C digital PoL

Murata introduced the OKDL-T/60-W12, a 60 Amp, 95% efficient addition to the Murata Power Solutions OKD family of digitally controlled point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters. The OKDL-T/60 power module is ideally suited for FPGA and processor applications. The module is specified to operate over a Vin range of
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11/30/2016
With consumer paranoia about security at an all-time high, does automotive software development need to up its game in the quality stakes? The recent collaboration between automotive manufacturers and internet providers in the creation of the autonomous vehicle has sparked great consumer interest in the development
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11/29/2016

Enabling the car of the future

Maxim’s GMSL SerDes chipsets can be used to connect head-unit video data to rear-seat entertainment consoles.

As the auto industry continues pushing development of autonomous vehicles, cars are increasingly becoming sophisticated electronic systems on wheels. Take the Ford GT—with 10 million lines of code, this car surpasses the code volume of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner by 3 million lines! Designing these
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11/29/2016
In the popular usage of the term, “electric vehicles” are those whose propulsion systems are under at least partial electric power. Long touted as environmentally beneficial, hybrid vehicles such as Toyota’s Prius and Chevrolet’s Volt have been rather successful in capturing market share initially. Relative
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11/29/2016
Transportation systems can have input voltage ranges up to 14V (single battery automotive), 28V (dual battery trucks, busses, airplanes), or higher, and require one or more low voltage rails for digital systems. As a result, designs of such systems need to know how they can step down from high input voltages
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11/29/2016
Driverless vehicles require sensors to be able to provide distance readings in relation to a vehicle ahead, behind or to the side to a central controller. Radar, laser, infrared and optical cameras, and ultrasound can all be used to gather data about other vehicles, the surroundings, and the road. Cameras are
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11/29/2016
First wireless battery management system unveiled

Wireless BMS concept car at electronica

Linear Technology, a leading provider of battery stack monitoring ICs for electric and hybrid/electric vehicles, demonstrated the first wireless automotive battery management system (BMS) concept car at the Electronica Show in Munich, Germany. This wireless BMS concept car, developed by Linear’s design partner
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11/29/2016
PSDcast - Linear's Alison Steer on energy metering

Linear's Alison Steer

In this PSDcast Alison Steer, Product Marketing Manager at Linear Technology, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of the art in energy metering. The company recently released the LTC2947, a 30A Power/Energy monitor with an integrated sense resistor that can measure current, voltage,
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11/29/2016
The LTM8055 is a buck-boost μModule® regulator with a 5V to 36V input range that can be easily paralleled to extend load current capability. Its 4-switch buck-boost topology features high efficiency while allowing the input voltage to be below, at or above the output—with smooth transitions between
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11/28/2016
While it is understandable to wail at the predicted demise of “real” cars at the hands (?) of autonomous vehicles (AV), and all the fun and enjoyment that fossil-fuel clutch-driven performance driving provides, the uproar is directed in interesting directions. There are many reasons to own a vehicle, and
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11/28/2016
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Applied Micro Circuits, a leader in Connectivity and Computing solutions for next-generation
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11/25/2016
Yageo’s CQ series MLCCs now at TTI

CQ series surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors

Now available in Europe through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, are Yageo’s CQ series surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors (SMD MLCCs), also known as high quality factor capacitors (high-Q capacitors). The devices add copper inner electrodes and firing ceramic materials
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11/24/2016
ALD's PCB auto-balances leakage current in supercapacitor stacks

ALD's PCB auto-balances leakage current

Advanced Linear Devices, a design innovation leader in analog semiconductors, announced the immediate availability of universal printed circuit boards(PCB) designed to automatically balance leakage currents and manages over voltage enabling ultra-low power usage in supercapacitors used in a series stack. The
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11/21/2016
The submission deadline for the PCIM Asia Conference 2017 has been extended until 02 December 2016. You did not submit an abstract until now? Then you may benefit from the remaining time and hand in your abstract. Advantages Your paper will be published with the PCIM Asia
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11/17/2016
Mouser now has Silicon Labs’ Mighty Gecko IoT module

Silicon Labs MGM111 Mighty Gecko Module

Mouser Electronics, a leading distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking Silicon Labs’ new MGM111 Mighty Gecko mesh networking module, based on the EFR32 Mighty Gecko system-on-chip (SoCs). The MGM111 module is supported by Silicon Labs’ reliable, secure
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11/17/2016
Stackpole's MELF resistors offer lower thermal resistance

MLF / MLFM metal film, surface mount MELF resistors

Stackpole's MLF / MLFM is a series of metal film, surface mount MELF resistors. The MELF technology provides cooler operating temperatures than flat chip resistors at full rated power. For example, the MLFM1 will typically run more than 70 degrees C cooler than the equivalent 1W 2512 size flat chip resistor
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11/16/2016
TDK-Lambda 3200W industrial supply accepts 400/440/480V 3-Phase Delta or Wye AC input

TPS3000-24 power supply

TDK announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand TPS3000-24 power supply. Delivering up to 3200W output power (24V at 133.3A) in a 2U high package, the TPS will operate from a wide range Delta or Wye 350 - 528Vac three phase input. This industrial power supply is ideal for use in many applications including
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11/16/2016
Siemens is further building its Vision 2020 to shape Digital Industrial Enterprise by expanding its unique portfolio for industrial software. Siemens and Mentor Graphics announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Siemens will acquire Mentor for $37.25 per share in cash, which represents
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11/14/2016
Laird to showcase embedded wireless systems at electronica

Laird embedded wireless systems

Come learn about Laird's latest products and engage in hands-on demonstrations! BL652 - contains the latest generation silicon with Bluetooth Smart v4.2 capabilities & groundbreaking ultra-low power performance. Sterling-LWB - 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and
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11/07/2016
KEMET, a leading global supplier of electronic components, has revealed its most ambitious plans yet for Electronica next week, previewing several new polymer capacitor families while showcasing a variety of technology for automotive, industrial high reliability and space grade applications. These new products
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11/07/2016
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, will be participating in Electronica 2016 Nov. 8-11, 2016 at Messe München in Munich, Germany. Microsemi will be exhibiting in Hall A4, booth #207, where the company’s experts will be on
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11/07/2016
The new R&S RT-ZP1X passive 1:1 probe from Rohde & Schwarz broadens the application range of its R&S RTO and R&S RTE series oscilloscopes. Both the probe and the oscilloscopes' frontend are extremely low noise, making this combination ideal for measuring the smallest of signals down to 1 mV/div,
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11/04/2016
To read the November issue of PSDNA, simply 
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11/03/2016
Exelsys unveils 1U fanless 600W supply with medical approvals

CoolX600

The CoolX600 Series is a convection-cooled modular power supply from Excelsys Technologies and delivers 600W without fan assisted cooling from a very compact 8.5 x 4.5 x 1U package. The only fanless modular power supply on the market, the CoolX600 carries Medical Safety approvals and offers system designers
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11/02/2016
Cornell Dubilier's Flatpack rugged flat aluminum electrolytic caps last 5,000 hours at 125°C

Flatpack ruggedized flat aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has introduced the latest in its series of Flatpack ruggedized flat aluminum electrolytic capacitor, the MLSG. This series targets compact power supply applications in military and aerospace, as well as other critical systems. Design enhancements and a new electrolyte push the MLSG
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11/01/2016
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