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November 2015
Toshiba launching small-package MCU with built-in pre-driver for motor control

TMPM37AFSQG pre-driver

Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its TX03 series of ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers with the launch of the TMPM37AFSQG. The new IC is presented as the world’s smallest vector control microcontroller that incorporates Toshiba’s Vector Engine Plus (VE+) coprocessor and a pre-driver to enable brushless
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11/30/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and PMC-Sierra, a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsemi will
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11/30/2015
In diesem Episode von PSDtv erklärt Fraunhofer eine neue Klasse von mechanischen Sensoren besonders geeignet für die Integration in Geweben oder Gewirken wegen ihrer hohen
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11/30/2015

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos opens Design & Application Center in Barcelona

The Wuerth Elektronik eiSos Barcelona team

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, is increasing its presence on the Spanish market with
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11/26/2015
XP Power announced today that it has acquired the business and assets of EMCO High Voltage Corporation (“EMCO”), a designer and manufacturer of high voltage power modules, for a total cash consideration of US$ 12.0 million (£7.8 million). EMCO, based in Northern California and with manufacturing operations
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11/25/2015
In diesem Episode von PSDtv Infineon zeigt eine erweiterten 3D- Drucker, komplett gebaut mit Infineon Core-Technologie. Jedes elektronische System in der Vorrichtung nutz Infineon
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11/25/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon shows an advanced 3D printer made from 3D-printed parts and Infineon core technology. Every electronic system in the device is an Infineon
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11/25/2015
Silicon anode batteries: the Holy Grail?

Market share depiction

Elon Musk recently announced the use of silicon by Tesla in its automotive batteries: "This is just sort of a baby step in the direction of using silicon in the anode, but we will be increasing the use". This unusual side comment has nonetheless triggered renewed interested in the topic. IDTechEx Research
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11/24/2015
Silicon Labs has announced the acquisition of Telegesis, a leading supplier of wireless mesh networking modules based on Silicon Labs’ market-leading ZigBee technology. A privately held company founded in 1998 and based near London, Telegesis has established itself as a ZigBee expert with strong momentum in
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11/24/2015
Bostjan Bitenc of Linear Ãber battery stack management

Bostjan Bitenc of Linear Technology

In diesem PSDcast, Bostjan Bitenc von Linear Technology spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über Batterie Stack Management und seine Bedeutung in der batterie-betriebene Systeme. Die Kapazität von Lithium-Ionen-Zellen verringert und auseinander gehen mit der Zeit und Nutzung, so dass jede Zelle
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11/22/2015
ams, a leading provider of high-performance sensor and analog solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in CMOSIS, a leader in advanced area and line scan CMOS image sensors for high-end imaging applications, in an all-cash transaction. CMOSIS, headquartered in Antwerp
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11/20/2015
Infineon Technologies continues to improve IGBT performance with the release of their S5 (S for soft) family. It is based on the ultra-thin wafer TRENCHSTOP 5 IGBT. This family has been developed specifically for AC-DC energy conversion in industrial applications switching up to 40 kHz, typically to be found
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11/12/2015
Wirepas has joined the ARM mbed partner ecosystem. Finnish-based Wirepas provides advanced wireless communication solutions for connecting devices to the Internet. Wirepas PINO is highly scalable, energy-efficient, and fully self-configuring network protocol. With PINO customers can create wireless multi-hop
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11/12/2015
Chris Cokayne of Analog Devices on their ThingWorx partnership and the IoT

Chris Cokayne of Analog Devices

In this PSDcast, Chris Cokayne, Technical Sales Manager at ADI, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the next generation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the collaborative development partnerships manufacturers need to make in order to have the proper IP palette required to crearte the next
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11/11/2015
Hirose's high-current hybrid connector saves space and cost

BM24 Series hybrid board-to-FPC connector system

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has launched a new hybrid power and signal connector designed for power line connection in various applications. The high-power BM24 Series board-to-flex printed circuit (FPC) connector features a unique, space saving design that concentrates
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11/10/2015
Adesto Technologies, a leading provider of application-specific, feature-rich, ultra-low power non-volatile memory products, announced the launch of a new line of extended voltage range (1.65V-4.4V Vcc) serial Flash memory products. In 2014, Adesto introduced the world's first
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11/10/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, will be participating in the Electric Automation Systems and Components Conference (SPS IPC Drives) from Nov. 24-26, 2015 at the Nuremberg Messe in Germany. Microsemi will be showcasing its
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11/10/2015
EnSilica, a leading independent provider of semiconductor IP and design services, has appointed Anglia Components as its business development partner in the UK and Ireland for its eSi-Modules family of FPGA-based system-on-modules. Anglia will target the eSi-Modules at key vertical industry sectors including
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11/09/2015
Leading nanoelectronics research center imec and Kaneka, a Japanese leading manufacturer of chemical specialties and solar cells, announced that they have signed a new three-year framework agreement that strengthens and extends their comprehensive R&D collaboration. Next to working on next generation solar
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11/09/2015
Robert Nalesnik of Qnovo on powering the IoT

Robert Nalesnik of Qnovo

in this PSDcast, Friend of the Show Robert Nalesnik of Qnovo talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about driving portable devices, and managing the power storage invovled in the Internet of Things (IoT).  Qnovo software utilizes existing computational power in mobile devices to dynamically measure
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11/06/2015
Despite the development of ultralow power integrated devices, the overall demand for power at a system level is only increasing. At the same time, OEMs remain under pressure to make their end-applications physically smaller, which continues to drive demand for smaller and more efficient power supplies. While
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11/05/2015
Senior Lifestyle IoT app enables longer independent home life

Sensara Senior Lifestyle System

“Everyone wants to get old, nobody wants to be old.” Unless that is, unlesswe can use technology to make our lives more secure and more comfortable. Elderly people, our senior citizens, often want to live at home longer because that is the environment they are used to and in many cases, they can. However,
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11/04/2015
ARM mbed and Maxim MCUs enable rapid prototyping for commercial IoT deployments

MAX32600MBED includes a MAX32600 ARM Cortex-M3 based microcontroller

With the addition of MAX32600MBED to the ARM mbed IoT Device Platform program, mbed engineers and IoT developers can quickly develop embedded systems based on the MAX32600 microcontroller (MCU) from Maxim Integrated Products. To make it easier and faster to design Internet of Things (IoT) applications
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11/04/2015
 Mouser Electronics is now shipping the new Intel Quark microcontroller D1000, designed for Internet of Things (IoT) architectures and applications. Announced at Intel’s IoT Insights event in San Francisco, along with Intel Quark microcontroller D2000 and the Intel Quark SE microcontroller for IoT, this
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11/04/2015
IDT taps Richardson for global distribution of RF products

IDT’s RF products include attenuators, mixers, modulators and demodulators, variable gain amplifiers, switches and RF timing devices

Integrated Device Technology announced it is partnering with Richardson Electronics to distribute IDT’s leading RF and RF timing products throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The LaFox, Ill.-based distributor has a large team of experienced RF specialists to work with customers interested in IDT’s
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11/04/2015
Arrow and nonprofits to help bridge the digital divide in Africa

The DigiTruck can accommodate up to 18 students at a time in a classroom setting

Arrow Electronics and the non-profit organisations Close the Gap and Hoops of Hope collaborate to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. The first “DigiTruck” in Africa was unveiled to the Tuleeni
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11/03/2015
Diodes' cost-effective PWM controllers optimized for quick-charge apps

AP3127/H current-mode PWM controllers

Optimized for quick-charge applications in consumer portable products such as intelligent cellphone chargers and notebook adaptors, the AP3127/H current-mode PWM controllers introduced by Diodes Incorporated provides a high-performance and cost-effective solution. Additional applications in the consumer electronics
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11/03/2015
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiency, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. In the first part of this article, we talked about the need for a single continuous equation to match the empirically measured losses. In this second part, the effect
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11/01/2015
Flexible sensors: an expanding market

Guillaume Chansin, IDTechEx

Large investments have been made to enable flexible, thin sensors rather than rigid sensors. $75 million was recently awarded by the US Department of Defense to establish a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for flexible hybrid electronics in San Jose, California. Under the acronym FHE MII, this new
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11/01/2015

 



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