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PSDcast - Anthony Kongats supercapacitor advancements and applications

Anthony Kongats, CAP-XX’s CEO

In this PSDcast, Anthony Kongats, CAP-XX’s CEO discusses supercapacitor advancements and applications. As supercapacitors shrink, applications grow. CAP-XX’s technology is now 600 microns, pushing down to 400 or 200 microns. Almost as thin as paper, prismatic supercapacitors as small as 45 millifarads are
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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 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
Molex BNC RF Connectors and Assemblies Improve the Viewing Experience

Broadcast equipment manufacturers to transmit signals as high as 12 GHz, while exceeding SMPTE 2082-1 standards.

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04/16/2017
NXP and Amazon Work Together to Bring More Alexa Experiences to the Smart Home

Releases industry’s first complete NXP reference platform for Amazon Alexa with far-field technology to simplify development of high performance voice-enabled devices

NXP Semiconductors has announced the release of the NXP reference platform for AmazonAlexa, that integrates Amazon’s far-field voice recognition technology and the Alexa Voice Service (AVS).   
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Date:
04/16/2017
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
StrongIRFETâ„¢ MOSFET in new package for battery powered applications

The new D2PAK 7pin+ package for the StrongIRFET MOSFET further enhances the options for selecting the ideal power device for many design challenges. In comparison to the standard D2PAK 7pin package the new family offers up to 15 percent lower RDS(on) and up to 39 percent lower thermal resistance from junction to PCB.

Infineon Technologies AG complements its StrongIRFET™ family with a 40 V MOSFET packaged in D²PAK 7pin+. The new MOSFET family offers
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Date:
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
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
Toshiba Launches 1.3A LDO Regulator with Industry’s Leading-class Small Package

Ultra-compact device saves space and improves efficiency in mobile power applications

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the industry’s smallest[1] 1.3A output current CMOS LDO regulator for mobile device power supplies. The TCR13AGADJ offers a typical dropout voltage of just 92mV (@0.9V, 1.0A) and is supplied in a WCSP6F package measuring just 0.8mm x 1.2mm x 0.33mm (max). Toshiba’s
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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
  Toshiba Launches 100V N-Channel Power MOSFETs

Lower power consumption due to 4.5V Logic Level Drive for Quick Chargers

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) expanded its U-MOS VIII-H Series with two low-voltage N-channel power MOSFETs. The devices are suited for applications including quick chargers, switched-mode power supplies and DC-DC
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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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04/10/2017
Expansion of the Executive Board of WÃrth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG

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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
Vishay Intertechnology 30 V MOSFET Increases Power Density and Efficiency for Mobile Devices and Consumer Electronics

Device Features High 37.8 A Continuous Drain Current and On-Resistance Down to 8.4 mΩ in Compact PowerPAK® SC-70 Package

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new 30 V n-channel TrenchFET
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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
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
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
High Performance 5.1 Megapixel Imaging Solution for High-End Security Camera Applications

High resolution AR0521 delivers high frame rate and improved low-light sensitivity with high dynamic range

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has unveiled 
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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
 Ambarella Introduces the S5L Family of 4K SoCs for Professional, Consumer and Battery-Powered IP Security Cameras

New S5L 14nm SoCs offer quad-core CPUs for advanced analytics with extremely low power

Ambarella, a leading developer of low-power, HD and Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, today introduced the S5L and S5LM SoC (System on Chip) families to enable a new generation of 4K IP security cameras. The S5L is designed for professional
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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
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
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
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
 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
Next Generation of Maxim’s ModelGauge m5 EZ Battery Gauge Now Available at Mouser

Next Generation of Maxim’s ModelGauge m5 EZ Battery Gauge

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components,
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Date:
04/03/2017
Maximize Battery Run-Times with Maxim’s High Accuracy, Low Quiescent Current Fuel Gauge

ModelGauge™ m5 speeds time to market by eliminating need for battery characterization

Developers of portable devices now have an easier way to design in the most accurate and low power host-side battery gauges with the MAX17055 ModelGauge™ m5 from Maxim Integrated Products.
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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
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