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Consumer Electronics

October 2015
Thin-client IoT cyborgs

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

The medical industry is a major driver of wearable and implantable technology, and most of the devices and services involved are also part of the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT). Medical technology has always been a major leader in the development in wearable technology, from glasses to glass eyes
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10/31/2015
Today’s digital lifestyles are driving demands for ultra-mobile computers: thin, lightweight, always-connected PCs that allow their owners to work wherever they need to be, unhindered by any need for frequent recharging. Efficient power management significantly influences the computer’s ability
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10/31/2015
Mr. Greg Waite, CEO of InventionShare, announced today that InventionShare will be actively promoting three of its game changing inventions as key Internet of Things (IoT) building blocks. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software,
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10/27/2015

TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS SMD push-pull transformers featuring compact dimensions of just 9 mm x 8 mm x 5.7 mm. Windings with center taps are located on both the primary and secondary side. The series comprises five types with different transformation ratios ranging between 1:1 and 1:3.8.
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10/27/2015
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos opens Competence Center Berlin

The Competence Center Berlin will primarily be a hub for hard- and software engineers designing and programming applications

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos opened its new Competence Center Berlin on 23 October 2015, marking a further milestone of the company’s expansion strategy. The Competence Center Berlin will primarily be a hub for hardware and software engineers designing and programming applications for new components, and supporting
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10/27/2015
Atmel SMART E70 ARM-based MCUs now at Mouser

SMART SAM E70 microcontroller

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the new SMART SAM E70 flash-based microcontroller from Atmel Corporation. This new high-performance Atmel microcontroller is based on a 32-bit ARM® Cortex® M7 core running at up to 300MHz with an integrated Floating Point Unit (FPU). The device allows designers to increase
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10/27/2015
RS Components launches branded USB-C connector family

USB Type-C (USB-C) defines a universal reversible-plug connector for use on all devices, supporting single-cable multi-function connectivity for data at USB3.1 speeds and beyond, as well as charging, DC power supply, and audio/video up to 4K Ultra High Definition

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, has extended its own-brand portfolio with a range of competitively priced cable assemblies and connectors supporting the convenient new USB Type-C standard. USB Type-C (USB-C) defines a universal reversible-plug
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10/27/2015
ON Semi's latest audio-processing SoC enhances mobile device performance

The Pb-free LC823450 is packaged in a compact 5.52 mm x 5.33 mm WLP-154

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has released its latest high-resolution audio processing System-on-Chip with 1656KB SRAM and power-efficient hardware acceleration, bringing extra space savings and longer battery life to devices such as smartphones, wearable accessories and voice recorders.   Powering
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10/27/2015
ON Semi's latest solutions enable state-of-the-art wireless and recharging in hearing aids

Ezairo 7150 SL wireless-enabled audio processor

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, further underlines its leadership position in assisting next-generation hearing aid development with the introduction of two new products: HPM10, a Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC); and Ezairo 7150 SL, a wireless-enabled audio processor.   Ezairo
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10/21/2015
Allegro's fast-recovery rectifier diodes enable high-accuracy temperature detection in real time

The FMKS series is used for thermal protection of switching power supplies

Allegro MicroSystems announced the release of a fast-recovery rectifier diode series that incorporates a Schottky barrier diode (SBD) for temperature detection. The FMKS series is used for thermal protection of switching power supplies for various applications and is offered by Allegro and manufactured and developed
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10/21/2015
Jack Strauser of Dok Solution on IP protection

Jack Strauser of Dok Solution

In this PSDcast, Jack Strauser, the CEO of Dok Solution, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the topic of protecting your companiy's IP and the products resulting from it. In addition to an over 25-year history of innovations and patents for recording/playing music from music entertainment products,
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10/21/2015
Anaren's latest family of passive RF components for high-energy RF apps such as â€smart’ microwave ovens

Anaren announced that it has developed and introduced a family of passive RF components specifically designed for high-energy RF applications

Anaren announced that it has developed and introduced a family of passive RF components specifically designed for high-energy RF applications, such as the new generation of ‘smart’ microwave ovens that refine how the RF energy employed in cooking is more precisely directed and modulated for improved cooking
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10/20/2015
Mouser and Grant Imahara drive innovation with

Back to the Future Day contest

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to announce a new social media contest to support the upcoming Back to the Future Day on October 21, 2015. Mouser is asking the engineering community to
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10/20/2015
ThingWorx, a PTC business and a leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, announced it is working with semiconductor developer Analog Devices to offer customers an integrated sensor to cloud environment using the ThingWorx IoT Platform. Smart, connected products and devices can generate
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10/20/2015
TI claims smallest and lowest-power battery management solution for wearables & IoT

The bq25120 features a linear charger, configurable LDO, load switch, buck converter, pushbutton control and battery voltage monitor all in one

Delivering optimal battery life while reducing power consumption, Texas Instruments introduced a highly integrated battery management solution presenting the industry’s lowest quiescent current (Iq) at 700-nA with the buck converter, operating at 1.8V. The bq25120 features a linear charger, configurable LDO,
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10/20/2015
ams’ AS7000 biosensor claims highest-accuracy low-power optical pulse-rate measurement

AS7000 block diagram

ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, announced the launch of the AS7000, the first member of a new family of health/fitness solutions aimed at wearable devices. The AS7000 solution incorporates a highly integrated optical sensor module accompanied by software to provide industry-leading,
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10/19/2015
KOA Speer's latest current-sense chip resistor handles high temps

UR73V 1206-size thick-film current sense resistor

KOA Speer Electronics introduced the UR73V, 1206-size thick-film current-sense resistor with a high operating temperature -55°C +155°C. The UR73V2B is AEC-Q200 qualified and has a 0.5W power rating and a resistance range of 10mΩ ~ 100mΩ. With a standard tolerance of ±1.0%, and T.C.R. values of
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10/15/2015
Semitrex’s Michael Freeman on advanced power management

Michael Freeman of Semitrex

In this PSDcast,  Michael Freeman of Semitrex talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about creating high-efficiency smart power supplies to address the growing need for battery charging and other low-power ac/de applications. The company recently released a high-voltage stand-off, “dial-a-voltage”
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10/12/2015
Graphene: controlling absorption

A practical EM wave-switching device in which the two dielectrics surrounding the graphene would be silicon and a vacuum, and the electron energy could be tuned using voltage gates

Flat sheets of graphite just one carbon atom thick, called graphene, display unique optical and electronic properties for use in future devices. In particular, graphene is nearly transparent to light and other electromagnetic (EM) waves, making it useful for liquid crystal displays and light-emitting diodes.
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10/08/2015
KEMET claims smallest high-voltage ceramic caps with internal arc protection

High-Voltage ArcShield Capacitor

KEMET has announced the world’s smallest high-voltage surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) with internal arc protection. The EIA 0603 case size has been added to KEMET’s High-Voltage ArcShield product portfolio with voltage ratings up to 1,000 volts. High-voltage capacitors are
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Date:
10/06/2015
Silego introduces the SLG59M1600V single-channel power switch

The SLG59M1600V is optimized for apps like high-current, low-voltage power-rail distribution

Silego Technology, a developer of highly configurable and cost-effective mixed signal products, announced a new addition to its expanding single-channel, self-contained, reverse-blocking integrated power-switch product portfolio. The SLG59M1600V is optimized for high-current, low-voltage power-rail distribution,
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Date:
10/06/2015
CCC certification, also called 3C certification, is an acronym for "China Compulsory Certification". It came into force on May 1, 2002. The main feature of CCC certification is a unified catalogue published by the Chinese government, using national standards, technical regulations and implementation
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10/05/2015
Wind River, a leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT), introduced the latest version of Wind River Linux, which brings together the flexibility and interoperability of open source along with improved user experience and scalability for addressing the opportunities and challenges of IoT.
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Date:
10/05/2015

 



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