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Consumer Electronics

August 2017
IXYS is a global pioneer in the power semiconductor and integrated circuit markets with a focus on medium to high voltage power control semiconductors across theindustrial, communications, consumer and medical markets. IXYS has a broad customer base, serving more than 3,500 customers through its direct salesforce
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08/30/2017
PSDcast - An IoT Solution Utilizing Amazon Web Services
In this episode of the PSDCast, we're chatting with Cory Vanderpool of Magnum Energy Solutions about their Cardinal IoT solution, which is built on Amazon Web Services’ open platform ... Read
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08/30/2017
IP Cores Enable More Flexible Video Bridging Capabilities for Consumer, Industrial, and Automotive Applications
PORTLAND, OR – Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces the availability of seven new modular IP cores for its award winning CrossLink FPGA product for increased design flexibility to support consumer, industrial and automotive applications. These modular IP cores offer the building blocks
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08/29/2017

High-Impedance Chip Beads Feature DC Resistance Values of Only 0.62 â„ and 0.69 â„
TDK Corporation announced the development of the MMZ0402EUC series of chip beads, with the lowest DC resistance for a chip bead its size*. The two new types with their respective impedance values of 150 Ω and 180 Ω at 100 MHz, feature DC resistance values of only 0.62 Ω and 0.69 Ω. This results in a
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08/29/2017
Silicon Labs' Latest TouchXpress Capacitive Touch Controllers Now at Mouser
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress capacitive touch controllers from Silicon Labs. The CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress controllers eliminate time-consuming firmware development, providing a simple turnkey solution for adding touch-based designs to a wide range of products,
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08/25/2017
5mm x 5mm Power Module Delivers up to 60A
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced AOZ5131QI, the latest generation of power modules. The new device enables high power-density voltage regulator solutions ideal for CPU and GPU power regulation in notebook PCs, servers, and graphic cards. The
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08/25/2017
Mouser Now Shipping Maxim’s MAX32625MBED Mbed-Enabled Development Platform
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the MAX32625MBED Arm Mbed-enabled development platform from Maxim Integrated.The MAX32625MBED board provides a complete, functional system for developing and debugging a variety of low-power embedded systems, such as sensor hubs, connected sports devices, wearable medical
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08/24/2017
PSDcast - RF-Based Wireless Charging
In this episode of the PSDCast, we're talking to Powercast about RF-based wireless charging, and we discuss their forthcoming consumer wireless charger, the Powerspot  
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08/23/2017
Stretchable Biofuel Cells Extract Energy From Sweat to Power Wearable Devices

The biofuel cell can stretch and flex, conforming to the human body.

A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing wearable biofuel cells. The devices could be used to power a range
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08/22/2017
Hearing and Motion Sensing Platform Provides Voice-Over-BLE and Sensor Fusion in One Module
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the BlueCoin hearing and motion sensing platform from STMicroelectronics (ST). BlueCoin is an integrated Bluetooth development system that incorporates low-power, high-performance 9-axis inertial and environmental sensors and a cluster of four digital MEMS microphones
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08/22/2017
CoolMOS P7 in SOT-223 Combining Performance and Ease of use With a Cost-Effective Package Solution
Munich, Germany – Infineon Technologies AG is expanding its recently launched CoolMOS P7 technology with a SOT-223 package. The device has been developed as a one-to-one drop-in replacement for DPAK. It is fully compatible with a typical DPAK footprint. The combination
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08/22/2017
Mouser Now Offering Highly Anticipated Microsemi PolarFire FPGA Evaluation Kit
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now offering the PolarFire Evaluation Kit from Microsemi, which allows designers to evaluate the highly regarded PolarFire FPGA product family. The flash-based PolarFire field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) deliver 100K to 500K logic elements at up to 50 percent lower power consumption
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08/21/2017
When Li-ion batteries age, their performance drops. Current methods still require complex instrumented laboratory-based tests to determine how quickly and to which degree this occurs. In contrast, a procedure developed by Chemnitz University of Technology now enables quick and precise diagnosis. It ensures the
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08/21/2017
Linear Regulators are integrated circuits that step a voltage down from a higher voltage to a lower voltage without the need of an inductor. The low dropout linear regulator (LDO) is a special type of linear regulator in which the dropout voltage – the differential between the input-to-output voltages needed
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08/21/2017
LED lighting is one of the fastest growing segments in automotive electronics, but it is not without its own unique challenges. This article describes several major constraints facing today’s lighting designers and explores how these can be addressed by MPS’s new MPM6010-AEC1 automotive LED module. One
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08/21/2017
Essential Protection for Fire Alarm Systems

Figure 1. Structure of a fire alarm system whose network for the fire detectors is based on a double ring topology. The audible alarms (sounders), on the other hand, operate in a star network topology.

Office blocks, hotels, airports, shopping malls: Buildings designed for large numbers of people must be equipped with automatic fire alarm systems. These are complex systems consisting of sensors, actuators, power supplies and data transmission units. The individual fire detectors are generally linked over a
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08/11/2017
nanoPower Boost Regulator Delivers Industry’s Longest Battery Life and Smallest Solution Size for Wearable and Consumer IoT Designs
San Jose, CA and Nuremberg, Germany—With the industry's highest efficiency and lowest quiescent current (IQ) of only 300nA, the MAX17222 nanoPower boost regulator from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. enables the longest battery life in the smallest form factor for wearable and consumer IoT
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08/10/2017
In response to pressures to optimise energy efficiency throughout industry, a number of trends are emerging across the power landscape: · In the automotive sector, we are seeing increased electrification of the power train and the growing adoption of hybrid, electric, plug-in
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08/09/2017
Probing Tips for High-Performance, Low-Power Circuits

Figure 1. Extending the frequency and voltage range of a probe requires a front-end network of resistors and capacitors.

Low-power circuits combine high speed and low-power consumption in a single component, presenting a number of probing and testing challenges. Since many low-power devices are also high-speed systems, there is a need to test and verify their performance. Testing the low-power components for compliance with industry
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08/09/2017
Precise Power Integrity Measurements

Figure 1. Power rail voltages and tolerances required by ICs continue to decrease. These dynamics challenge traditional oscilloscope measurement approaches as the noise of the scope and probe system impairs the ability to make accurate measurements of small signals.

Development teams face increasing power integrity challenges. FPGAs, ASICs, and standard components semiconductor devices continue to increase in gate count. Each of the millions of gates on an integrated circuit requires current to switch. As devices can consume tens of amps and total power must be managed,
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08/09/2017
Transformers Meet PoE, PoE+, and UPoE Power Specs
Lake Forest, Calif. — Premier Magnetics introduces its expanded line of low-cost, high-performance transformers designed to support the full range of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications from IEEE 802.3af (15.4W, max), IEEE 802.3at (30W), Cisco UPoE and other higher-power PoE extensions up to 60W. The low-profile,
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08/04/2017
Hearables Get Longer Life with SIMO

Figure 1. Small Wireless Earbuds Challenge the Size and Battery Life of Electronics

Hearable devices are an emerging market at the intersection of wireless stereo earbuds and fitness monitoring. However, the small form factor escalates the miniaturization challenge for electronics and presents additional challenges for battery life. This article presents an innovative power management
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08/03/2017
Ultra-Low Power PMICs Increase Battery Life and Efficiency for Wearables
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking MAX77650 and MAX77651 power management ICs (PMICs) from Maxim Integrated. These ultra-small, ultra-low-power PMICs integrate voltage regulators with a charger and current regulators to reduce external component count when designing small lithium-ion battery-operated
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08/03/2017
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