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Consumer Electronics

June 2017
Global Motion Control Market Is Returning for Solid Growth
Following a significant market decline in 2015, the global motion control market regained a concrete growth in 2016, totalling over $10.8 billion hardware revenues, with more than 21 million units shipped. Looking forward, IHS Markit expects the world market for motion control controls to sustain a steady growth
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06/30/2017
Wireless Charging: An Integrated Approach is the Way Forward

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Figure 1: Wireless charging offers multiple benefits for users and device manufacturers

Data has been wireless for some time. Now consumers are demanding the ability to charge wirelessly and technology enablers are responding. In this technical article, Infineon will review the current state-of-art and compare the benefits of advanced wireless charging solutions using a totally integrated approach. Background Every
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06/29/2017
With more electronics in the vehicles than ever before, we’re seeing the industry move from a basic set of electronics applications, with some automation for safety and road assistance, to high and full automation and complete comfort driving. To make this work, the transportation industry is capitalizing
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06/28/2017

How to Program Slew Rate?

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Figure 1: Typical battery voltage profile for “cold crank”

Slew rate is defined as rate of change of voltage or current in a period of time.  It is a frequently used term in operational amplifier specifications, but it also applicable when discussing programmable power supplies. When performing repetitive production testing on say a vehicle engine management
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06/28/2017
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Table 1. Supercapacitor Comparison vs. Capacitors & Batteries

Electronic systems must continue to remain operational, regardless of its external operating conditions. Said another way, any glitch in its power supply, whether momentary or seconds or even minutes, must be taken into account during its design process. The most common way of dealing with such circumstances
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06/28/2017
Who Pays the Piper When A.I. Causes Traffic Deaths?
2016 was the most deadly year for motorists in nearly a decade, and human error causes up to 90% of accidents, making self-driving cars seemingly inevitable. This raises a host of questions, not the least of which is ‘what happens when autonomous vehicles cause traffic deaths?’ Who’s at fault? It’s
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06/28/2017
Dual output buck regulator incorporates a constant-frequency, peak-current-mode architecture
MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices, Inc. announces the LTC7124, a high efficiency, 4MHz synchronous dual output buck regulator that incorporates a constant frequency, peak current mode architecture. Optional spread spectrum frequency modulation is integrated for reducing radiated and conductive
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06/27/2017
Mouser and PRECI-DIP sign global distribution agreement
Mouser Electronics, Inc. has signed a global distribution agreement with PRECI-DIP, a leading manufacturer of high-quality, precision-machined interconnect products. The PRECI-DIP product line available from Mouser Electronics includes a rich variety of headers, sockets, and spring-loaded connectors
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06/27/2017
Thick film chip resistors deliver increased accuracy while saving space and reducing component counts
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of thick film surface-mount chip resistors featuring four-terminal Kelvin connections and high power ratings of 0.33 W in the compact 0306 case size. Offering a power density over 3.3x higher than standard devices in the 0603 footprint, Vishay
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06/26/2017
Santa Clara event parking includes electric vehicle charging stations
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Heading to an event at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Levi's Stadium, or California's Great America theme park and running low on your electric vehicle (EV) charge? There are no worries in Santa Clara as the city has one of the largest public multi-standard EV charging facilities in
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06/23/2017
Microcontroller family serves low-power, entry-level IoT applications
SAN JOSE, CALIF. – NXP Semiconductors N.V. introduced the LPC84x family, the latest addition to its rapidly expanding LPC800 series of 32-bit ARM 30 MHz Cortex-M0+ based microcontrollers. The family, designed to balance power, performance and price, addresses the growing demand to simplify
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06/22/2017
Touch Sense Solution Intended for IoT Applications
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – NXP Semiconductors N.V. is launching its new NXP Touch solution. This solution combines specialised touch software with the Touch Sense Interface (TSI) module available on the Kinetis KE15Z MCU along with a complete set of tools enabling designers to easily add touch
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06/20/2017
Power Splitter Designed for Mid- and High-End Smartphones and Tablet PCs
Santa Clara, California – Silego Technology Inc. (Silego) announced the introduction of the SLG59H1302C – a very robust single-input, dual-output power splitter designed for mid- and high-end smartphones and tablet PCs. Any integrated circuit (IC) product designed for consumer electronics and operating
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06/20/2017
Boost Converter Drives Portable Power Management Applications
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the TPS61253A 4A boost converter from Texas Instruments (TI). The TPS61253A delivers a variety of features that enable the device to drive a multitude of portable power management applications, such as smartphones and USB charging ports, requiring fewer external components
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06/20/2017
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – CEVA, Inc. announced that Shanghai Frequen Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (Freqchip) has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy technology in its new FR801x family of wireless integrated circuits (ICs). Building on Freqchip’s proven expertise
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06/19/2017
Savings are also being achieved by levelling out power consumption peaks. Under VTT's leadership, Finland has the world's most energy-efficient supermarket, which consumes only 40% of the energy of a normal grocery store. A new solution is saving the retailer around EUR 180,000 in energy costs. The
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06/13/2017
Lithium-oxygen systems could someday outperform today's lithium-ion batteries because of their potential for high energy density. However, a number of important issues, such as their poor electrochemical stability must be addressed before these systems can successfully compete with current rechargeable batteries.
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06/12/2017
Molex Technology Makes Keypad Backlighting on Curved Surfaces a Reality

PEDOT Clear Conductive Sensors expand realm of possibility for capacitive user interface panels.

Molex has solved the challenge of backlighting capacitive keys on a curved surface for user-interface designers. Molex PEDOT
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06/11/2017
Safety and thermal management

The creepage distance is the shortest path between two conductors along the surface of an isolator (typically a PCB)

When designing a switch-mode power supply (SMPS) operating losses and the ability to dissipate heat are critical selection criteria for MOSFETs. This is especially critical in the area of intelligent solid-state lighting systems, as the cramped environment and limited ventilation opportunities can significantly
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06/11/2017
IoT can use WPT

Wireless Power Transfer from a Primary Transmit Coil (Tx) to a Secondary Receive Coil (Rx), Including the LTC4120

Background & Introduction The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to the ongoing trend to connect not only people and computers, but all sorts of “things” to the Internet and each other. By way of example, consider if you will applications
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06/10/2017
– Silego Technology announces the introduction of SLG46580, further expanding the GreenPAKTM (GPAK) family of Programmable Mixedsignal Integrated Circuits (CMICs). This newest GPAK is targeted to support power systems in wearable and handheld market segments. This device is both highly integrated and highly
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06/07/2017
Power system design in the age of mobile devices, and especially wearable devices, is more challenging than it has ever been.  The end users of these devices want them to continue to get smaller, lighter and cheaper, while at the same time having bigger screens and longer battery life.  These opposing
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06/05/2017
  It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the appointment of Ally Winning as European Editor, PSD.
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06/03/2017

 



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