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Consumer Electronics

January 2018
Amplifiers Specialize in Driving Piezoelectric Capacitive Loads in Inkjet Printer Heads
TUCSON, Arizona, U.S.A. – The MPA106 and MP204 are Apex Microtechnology’s newest high-power amplifiers targeting the piezeoelectric drive circuits used for inkjet printer heads. The MP106 is a high output power amplifier optimized for producing negative output voltages. The MP204 is a high output current
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01/31/2018
PSDcast - Upgrading the Power Grid, Challenges and Roadblocks
In this episode of the PSDCast, we're talking with Allegro Development about the pending smart grid. What're some of the biggest problems plaguing our modern electrical grid, why is it so important to upgrade it, and what roadblocks stand in the way of
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01/30/2018
WÃrth Elektronik eiSos at embedded world 2018
Würth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, exhibits at embedded world (Nuremberg, February 27 – March 1, 2018). At booth 3-247, one of the biggest in hall 3 of the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, the company
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01/30/2018

Anglia strengthens display range with Mitsubishi

Yoshiaki Okamoto (Manager, Product Marketing Europe Industrial TFT – LCD. Mitsubishi), Xuesong Liu (Application Engineer Industrial TFT-LCD. Mitsubishi), Dr Ashley Rhodes (UK Sales Manager. Mitsubishi) and David Pearson (Technical Director, Anglia Components Limited)

Anglia Components today announced that it is has signed an agreement to distribute and support the Mitsubishi Electric range of displays in the UK and Ireland. The agreement greatly strengthens Anglia’s display portfolio, and extends its 10-year partnership
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01/30/2018
Omron releases new ultra-thin, highly durable tactile switch

The ultra-thin, highly durable tactile B3SE switch from Omron Components

Omron Electronic Components Europe is releasing a new ultra-thin sealed surface-mounting tactile switch rated at 1 million operations.
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01/30/2018
Mouser Electronics First Distributor to Stock ON Semi’s FDMF8811 110V Bridge Power Stage Module
Mouser Electronics is the first distributor to stock the FDMF8811 bridge power stage module from ON Semiconductor. The industry’s first 100 V bridge power stage module for half-bridge and full-bridge DC-DC converters, the FDMF8811 module uses high-performance PowerTrench
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01/30/2018
Boost Converter Provides 1.3x Longer Battery Life
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif., – ROHM has recently announced the development of a boost DC/DC converter with built-in MOSFET featuring the lowest current consumption in the industry, making it ideal for electronic devices powered by dry-cell batteries such as electronic dictionaries, remote controls for
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01/30/2018
UNIST Researchers Develop Highly Stretchable Aqueous Batteries

A UNIST research team has succeeded in developing world's first stretchable aqueous Li-ion batteries. From left are Jeonghwan Park, Professor Soojin Park, Professor Kwanyong Seo, Dong Hyup Kim, Professor So Youn Kim, and Woo-Jin Song.

The current development of stretchable battery materials that mimic the functions of nature has emerged as a highly interesting research area, necessary for the next wave of wearable electronics. A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has presented a bioinspired Jabuticaba-like hybrid carbon/polymer
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01/26/2018
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. held the 2018 Qualcomm China Tech Day in Beijing. At the event, Qualcomm Technologies and leading Chinese manufacturers expressed interest in working together in an initiative to support China’s smartphone industry for the global opportunities that will be made available
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01/26/2018
Board-to-Board Stacker Connectors Help Reduce Tolerance Accumulation
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has released a new series of tall board-to-board stacker connectors. The new 00-9148 Series tall stacker connectors are cost-effective, reliable, and robust; exhibit excellent resistance to
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01/25/2018
HVC module from Omron providing very fast recognition speed now in stock at TTI, Inc.
Omron’s HVC-P2 multi-function sensor module is now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The product provides a maximum recognition speed that is 10 times faster than previous Human Vision Components
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01/24/2018
New 1020 nm LED with new packaging with high optical radiation
FUTURELED's leading role in high power LEDs is strengthened by the 1020 nm high power LED in the new 480 packaging. The significantly improved optical output at 1020 nm enables simplified solutions in sun simulation with LEDs, improved automotive and space applications
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01/24/2018
Ceramic Chip Inductors Provide Q Factors up to 162 at 2.4 GHz
Cary, IL, USA - Coilcraft's new 0402DC Series ceramic wirewound chip inductors offer the industry's highest Q factors in an 0402 (1005) size - up to 162 at 2.4 GHz - for super low loss in high frequency circuits. It is offered in 26 standard inductance values ranging from 3.0 to 120 nH. An additional 73 values
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01/23/2018
Ceramic / Quartz-Based UVC Emitting Diode Delivers Exceptionally Long Lifetime
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new ceramic / quartz-based UVC (short wavelength ultraviolet) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and purification applications. Designed to replace mercury UVC lamps, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMU60CL..-280-125 delivers an extremely long
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01/23/2018
Industrial Grade Liquid Level Switches from SST Support Higher Supply Voltages & Temperatures
Strengthening its widely-used Optomax portfolio of accurate, cost-effective and reliable infra-red (IR) liquid level switches, SST Sensing Ltd. now offers the Optomax Industrial series. These devices offer the same functionality and operational performance as customers
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01/22/2018
Toshiba launches small LDO regulator ICs suitable for IoT applications
Toshiba Electronics Europe released the TCR3UG series of small package, low-dropout (LDO) regulators with an output current of 300mA, that are suitable for power management of IoT modules, wearable devices and smartphones.
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01/22/2018
New at Rutronik â€
A new addition to Rutronik’s range of products is the new 64x128 display module from Seacomp-Displaytech, a matrix graphical display that is flexible in use and available in a number of versions. They are in stock and available now at www.rutronik24.com.
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01/22/2018
TTI adds ALPs TACT switches and industrial components to Europe-wide franchise portfolio
TTI, Inc. has signed a pan-European franchise agreement with Alps Electric, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality electronic components for mobile devices, home electronics, vehicles and industrial equipment.
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01/22/2018
Plug Connectors, Switches, Connection Technology â€
The new, expanded catalog of electromechanical components from Würth Elektronik eiSos is available in English and lists information on 12 standard product groups, including many innovations.  
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01/22/2018
PSDcast - Reference Designs for Wireless Charging Transmitters

Ralf Koedel from Infineon.

In this episode of the PSDCast, we're chatting with Infineon about the company's reference designs for wireless charging transmitters aimed at automotive and consumer applications. Be sure to check out the previous episodes in our wireless power PSDcast series
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01/22/2018
Advanced Battery Management System Enables a Safer, Smarter Car of the Future
San Jose, CA and Las Vegas, NV—Automotive OEMs can enhance the safety of their lithium-ion battery packs with robust communications, comprehensive diagnostics, and lower system costs with the MAX17843 12-channel, high-voltage smart sensor data-acquisition device from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Electric
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01/22/2018
TRACO POWER’s TVN Series of isolated and fully regulated DC/DC converters combine a high level of efficiency with a low level of output ripple & noise
For noise sensitive applications, switching regulators tend to be ruled out due to the disturbing output ripple and noise. Linear regulators win over a smoothed output voltage but they work inefficient and produce a lot of heat. If the circuit has to be isolated,
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01/18/2018
PSDcast - Wireless Charging for Automobiles
In this episode of the PSDcast, we're wrapping up CES 2018 with an exciting new collaboration between On Semiconductor and ConvenientPower Systems. Under the terms of that agreement, ConvenientPower
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01/17/2018
256Mb High-Speed CMOS SDRAMs Offered in the 54-Pin TSOP II Package
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory extended its offering of 256Mb high-speed CMOS SDRAMs with new x8 and x4 devices in the 54-pin 400-mil plastic TSOP II package. Internally configured as four banks of 32M x 8 bits and 64M x 4 bits, respectively, the AS4C32M8SA and AS4C64M4SA provide reliable
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01/17/2018
Highly accurate 3-axis magnetometer combines a TMR element and an advanced electronic compass ASIC
AKM and TDK Corporation have jointly developed a highly accurate 3-axis magnetometer that combines an extremely sensitive Tunnel Magneto-Resistive (TMR) element developed by TDK and an advanced electronic compass ASIC designed by AKM in a small package. The new TMR
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01/16/2018
AEC-Q100 qualified dual die angle sensor from Infineon at Rutronik
The dual die 360° angle sensor TLE5012BD from Infineon is designed for angular position sensing in automotive applications such as electrical commutated motors, steering angle measurements or general angular sensing. It detects the orientation of a magnetic field
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01/16/2018
Now at Mouser: UDOO’s BLU Sense Module Provides Bluetooth, Zigbee Extension for IoT Platforms
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the BLU Sense module from UDOO. Fully compatible with UDOO X86 single board computers, the versatile and affordable BLU Sense module provides an ideal wireless I/O extension for Internet of Things (IoT) platforms.
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01/16/2018
Vicor Releases First 20 Amp 24V Cool-Power ZVS Buck
The Cool-Power ZVS Buck, PI3325-00-LGIZ, represents the highest current output ZVS buck to date for 24V/28V applications, providing a regulated 5V output at up to 20A. Packaged within a 10 x 14 x 2.5mm LGA SiP package, the PI3325-00-LGIZ addresses the continued need
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01/16/2018
First fully integrated SVID and PVID enabled Voltage Regulator with highest efficiency and smallest solution size
Infineon Technologies introduces the latest Integrated Point-of-Load (IPOL) family which combines ease of use with high power density. It is the industry’s first fully integrated regulator offering PMBUS, SVID and PVID functionality for powering Intel CPU POL rails,
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01/16/2018
New fully embedded stand-alone Wi-Fi module from Panasonic for highly integrated and cost-effective applications
Panasonic Industry Europe has recently launched a fully embedded stand alone Wi-Fi module for highly integrated and cost-effective applications. The PAN9420 device is a 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n fully embedded Wi-Fi Module with integrated stack and API that minimizes firmware
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01/16/2018
The LTM®4636 is a 40A-capable μModule® regulator featuring 3D packaging technology, or component-on-package (CoP) to keep it cool - see Figure 1. The body of the device is an overmolded 16mm × 16mm × 1.91mm BGA package with an inductor stacked on top to expose it to cooling airflow. The total
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01/16/2018
When designing to meet the requirements of EN 60335, engineers have to adopt a different mind-set. Compared with the familiar IT and medical standards, not only are some design limits different but also the potential users and end products are much more varied. Unusually in safety evaluation, multiple faults
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01/14/2018
2018: The Year of Wireless Power?
At CES 2018, Powercast unveiled a consumer version of its RF-based wireless charging system, and considering the technology and its implications, we could finally have one of the true Holy Grails
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01/13/2018
The holidays have flown by here, and 2018 is in full swing already. The APEC exhibition at the start of March in San Antonio is the place where every power company wants to be seen, and the whole industry seems to have sprung into action in preparation for it, including the US contingent at PSD. My colleagues
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01/13/2018
Welcome to 2018, power aficionados! With all the political, sociological, and ecological instability, it’s good to know you can turn to Power Systems Design for unwavering, uncompromising coverage of that which keeps the world running. And we’re starting the year off with one of the most fundamental of all
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01/13/2018
Transphorm GaN Moves into PC Gaming Market with CORSAIR
GOLETA, Calif.— Transphorm Inc. confirmed that its GaN FETs are used in CORSAIR’s new AX1600i Power Supply Unit (PSU). CORSAIR supplies the gaming community with high-performance products used in custom PCs. The company’s latest product establishes a new class of AC to DC PSUs, as it is
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01/10/2018
Train Your Fitness Monitor to Deal with Any Lighting Conditions

Figure 1. Wrist-Worn Health and Fitness Monitor

With the proliferation of wearable health monitors among fitness enthusiasts, it may be worth posing the following question: Is the data being produced by these devices always accurate and reliable? In the same way that automobiles encounter real-world driving conditions vastly different from the laboratory
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01/10/2018
Self-Balancing Supercapacitor Reliability Testing Performance

Figure 1. This graph pair represents Capacitance vs. Time and ESR vs. Time for the SCMT22C505MRBA0 at rated voltage (5V) for 4,000 hours at 85°C.

Supercapacitors are increasing in popularity amongst board-level components. In turn, there is now greater demand for supercapacitor reliability testing data, as sub-ppm component failure rates are critical for minimizing and eliminating PCB rework. The following case study addresses basic supercapacitor
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01/10/2018
Voice control module for Raspberry Pi now available from Conrad Business Supplies: universal assistant for smart factories
Talking Pi from Joy-it is an intelligent open source speech control wizard serving as an extension to the Raspberry Pi. The module, now available from Conrad Business Supplies, allows the control of lights,
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01/09/2018
imec and Holst Centre Introduce EEG Headset for Emotion Detection
At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas, Nev. Jan. 9-12, 2018, imec and Holst Centre will demonstrate
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01/09/2018
Toshiba launches two new ICs compliant with Bluetooth Ver. 5.0
Toshiba Electronics Europe today announced two new additions, the TC35680FSG and TC35681FSG, to its line-up of ICs compliant with the Bluetooth low energy Ver. 5.0 communications standard.
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01/09/2018
Bosch launches BMA400 ultra-low power accelerometer for wearables and IoT applications
Bosch Sensortec is launching the BMA400, an ultra-low power acceleration sensor for wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The BMA400 draws ten times less current than existing accelerometers
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01/09/2018
ADI 72V Hybrid Step-Down DC/DC Controller Reduces Solution Size by 50% Compared to Traditional Architectures
Analog Devices announced the Power by Linear LTC7821, an industry first hybrid step-down synchronous controller that merges a switched capacitor circuit with a synchronous step-down controller, enabling
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01/09/2018
Solid State Supplies offers world’s smallest Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module
Solid State Supplies offers world’s smallest Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module  
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01/09/2018
It is no surprise that electronic equipment can get hot. This is because electrical currents running through semiconductors and other components create thermal losses. Especially in IT equipment the losses in the form of heat dissipation can be quite significant. As much as 40
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01/09/2018
TMR 3-Axis Magnetometer Achieves High Sensitivity of 10 nT/LSB
TDK Corporation and Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) have jointly developed a highly accurate 3-axis magnetometer that combines an extremely sensitive tunnel magneto-resistive (TMR) element developed by TDK and an advanced electronic compass ASIC designed by AKM in a very small package. The new TMR
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01/09/2018
Conrad Business Supplies now offers vibration-proof hybrid capacitors from Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe
Conrad Business Supplies has begun to stock Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe’s series of EEH-ZA and EEH-ZC hybrid capacitors. These capacitors combine the advantages of electrolytic capacitors with those made of solid polymer. Their resistance
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01/04/2018
PSDcast - Wireless Power and CES 2018
In this episode of the PSDCast, we welcome Powercast's Dr. Charles Greene back to the show to help preview the Consumer Electronics Show and his company's RF-based consumer transmitter for power-over-distance
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Date:
01/04/2018

 



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