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July 2015
Versarien's advanced low-profile heatsinks suit space-constrained designs

LPH00xx heatsink

Versarien, an advanced engineering material group, has introduced a series of next-generation thermal management solutions optimized specifically for deployment in modern, streamlined, high-density electronic designs. Its new low-profile heatsinks utilize VersarienCu proprietary microporous copper technology
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07/27/2015
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a new draft of Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electrical and Electronic Products for public consultation (1). The consultation ended on 17 June 2015 but the MIIT has not announced when the new regulation will
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07/22/2015
ams' new sensor module integrates color, proximity, gesture, and more

TMx4903 3D gesture and proximity sensors

ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, launched today a new series of advanced optical sensing modules, the TMx4903, integrating multiple functions including universal remote control, barcode emulation, RGB color sensing, proximity and 3D gesture detection in a low-profile
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07/20/2015

Excelsys Technologies Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules is optimised for driving reactive loads, such as DC motors. These new powerMods offer complete protection in systems where loads can generate high levels of reverse energy offering system builders increased system robustness and
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07/13/2015
BESSTECH, a developer of innovative components that improve lithium-ion battery performance with reduced cost, announced that Doug Grose, former CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and a leading semiconductor industry executive for more than three decades, has joined the company as its Chief Technology Officer. Grose
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07/13/2015
Techsil’s heat transfer tapes address thermal management in systems

Techsil thermally conductive tapes

Heat is often the enemy of performance in today’s intricate electronic systems, Techsil’s new thermally conductive, pressure sensitive adhesive tapes provide a cooling solution by efficiently transmitting heat away from sensitive components. These double-sided tapes are designed for bonding heat sinks on
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07/08/2015
Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced the introduction of their updated Internet of Things Applications site. Mouser's updated and enhanced Applications site brings together the two evolving technologies critical for IoT: wireless connectivity for interconnecting embedded systems, and smart sensors. Combined
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07/08/2015
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced the availability of the MIC24046-H, a high efficiency (>90 percent peak), pin-configurable 5A synchronous buck converter in a tiny 3mm x 3mm QFN package. The device features pin
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07/08/2015
VARTA CoinPower Li-Ion rechargeable micro batteries target IoT and Wearables

CoinPower lithium-ion rechargeable micro batteries

VARTA Microbattery, a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, released the CoinPower Series of lithium-ion rechargeable micro batteries. Optimized to promote cost effective manufacturing efficiencies and design flexibility
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07/06/2015
Main changes to Toy Electrical Standard EN 62115

New requirements are applicable for toys with integrated electromagnetic field source

New requirements are applicable for toys with integrated electromagnetic field source. They will come into force from 3 June 2017. Main Changes to Toy Electrical Standard EN 62115 Major Changes in Amendment A12 - Marking and instructions: When
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07/06/2015
Intersil claims highest-efficiency buck-boost regulator for wearables and the IoT

ISL9120 high efficiency buck-boost regulator

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL9120, a buck-boost switching regulator that enables efficient power management of system power supplies and peripherals such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, memory cards or LCD modules. Its adaptive current limit
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07/06/2015
There’s a large element of irony in the design of today’s cars. They are increasingly energy efficient, yet they also have many more electrical demands being placed on them. These demands range from an array of safety-related functions to numerous in-cabin convenience, connectivity, and entertainment features,
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07/03/2015
Today’s power supply designers must strive to meet increasingly tough environmental legislation governing standby power and average efficiency. On the other hand, they must also ensure designs comply with relevant technical requirements. Wall adapters for charging smartphones, for example, must
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07/03/2015
Tantalum surface mount capacitors with a solid electrolyte have been the favorite capacitor technology choice in many electronic devices for more than five decades, thanks to their stability, high reliability, and superior volumetric efficiency. The traditional manganese dioxide (MnO2) cathode material provides
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07/03/2015
For many years, engineers have used calculation tools to optimize a switch mode power supply design. In the early years, power supply engineers would program their own tools or use spreadsheets they generated themselves with the required formulas underlying a certain power supply topology. While this helped
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07/03/2015
Mouser and Grant Imahara launch home and factory automation series

Mouser Home and Factory Automation Series

Mouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and a group of visionaries in the home and factory automation industry, including Insteon, AiroCorp, TE Connectivity, and Factory Automation Systems, to announce an exciting new Home and Factory Automation Series. The new Home and Factory
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07/02/2015
CHERRY releases evaluation kit for innovative energy-harvesting switch tech

Cherry Evaluation Kit 2.0

CHERRY Industrial Solutions has released an updated Evaluation Kit 2.0 to demonstrate their market leading Energy Harvesting Switch Technology. The kit, containing an energy harvesting generator, rocker switch and a snap-action switch, receiver with antenna, USB cable and receiver manual, provides users with
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07/02/2015
Proper design of magnetics components is at the heart of any power converter. In this article, the flaws of some production magnetics are shown, clearly showing why it is essential that designers of power supplies should be intimately involved in magnetics design and characterization. Teaching
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Date:
07/02/2015
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