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Sub-Miniature Tact Switches for Home Automation and IoT
WALTHAM, Mass. – C&K introduces two new sub-miniature tact switches aimed at design engineers developing home automation and Internet of Things (IoT) electronic devices: the PTS636 and PTS526. With printed circuit board (PCB) space at a premium within consumer electronics devices, these ultra-compact C&K
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Date:
06/17/2019
3W Ultra-thin Isolated Regulated Output DC/DC Converters
The new series URB/VRB-J(M)D/T-3W provides 4:1 and 2:1 ultra wide input range, features 1500VDC isolation voltage, and delivers efficiencies up to 83%. Packages are available in SMD and DIP. In addition to meeting EN62368
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Date:
06/17/2019

PSDcast â€

Seoul Semiconductor’s Mark McClear

Most of us intuitively feel that natural sunlight is better than artificial light, whatever the color temperature. And the science backs it up. But today, we’re focusing on the aesthetic qualities, and just last month, Seoul Semiconductor 
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Date:
06/14/2019
PSDcast â€

Dr. Juanita Kurtin, Director of Materials Research at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

Date:
06/13/2019
A Network Without the Internet or Electricity!

The Beekee Box, developed by the Training and Learning Technology Researchers (TECFA) of the UNIGE FPSE.

How can you send documents, watch educational videos or work collaboratively in regions where there is no internet coverage or electricity? These were the challenging questions taken up by researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, who have developed a standalone box, known as the Beekee Box,
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Date:
06/12/2019
Lighting Packages Intended for Outdoor Horse Arenas
WORCESTER, Mass -- Access Fixtures has introduced 
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Date:
06/12/2019
MEMS Oscillators Designed for Battery-Powered Applications
Abracon's AMJM / AMJD / AMPM / AMPD series of power-optimized MEMS (micro electro-mechanical systems) oscillators are designed for compact, portable and battery-powered applications. MEMS devices present a very small footprint while producing an accurate clock that is robust and immune
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Date:
06/11/2019
Qi-Compliant Wireless Transmitter & Receiver Coils
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. expanded its offering of Qi-compliant wireless charging transmitter and receiver coils with the introduction of 14 new products in industry-standard shield sizes. Consisting of eight single-coil transmitters (Tx), three three-coil transmitters (Tx), and
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Date:
06/10/2019
The First Cyber Agility Framework to Measure Attacks

Cyber of the fittest: UTSA develops 1st framework to measure the evolution of cyber attacks.

For more than a year, GozNym, a gang of five Russian cyber criminals, stole login credentials and emptied bank accounts from unaware Americans. To detect and quickly respond to escalating cyber-attacks like these, researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have developed the first framework
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Date:
06/10/2019
MCU Innovations Respond to Motor Design and Applications

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Figure 1: Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PMS) motors are commonly used in industrial applications because they natively offer higher torque at lower speeds

Motors come in many forms. They range from stepper motors that are often used in precision positioning applications to the large Alternating Current Induction (ACI) motors often employed to deliver high torque for industrial mixing and processing. Very often, the choice of motor is not just determined
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Date:
06/10/2019
What’s in Your Healthcare Monitor?

An example of in-home patience monitoring

The pervasiveness of diabetes and obesity, as well as high cholesterol levels due to changes in lifestyle, in conjunction with the proliferation of smartphones and wearable devices, are influencing consumers to adopt various health monitoring applications to assist them to maintain their optimal health. Accordingly,
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Date:
06/10/2019
Battery Solutions for IoT Devices

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Figure 1: The extended temperature cells remain largely unaffected by long-term storage at elevated temperatures

There is no question that the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing very rapidly, with estimates of nodes deployed in the billions. Many estimates suggest that there are now up to six IoT nodes for every person on the planet – and the growth rate is accelerating. On the other hand, there are those
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Date:
06/07/2019
IoT â€
Our industry loves acronyms in a big way. I think this is so finance people can sound like technologists and speak in industry jargon that makes them sound like experts in things other than financial analysis of organizations. In this case, IoT (or Internet of things), IIOT (the industrial Internet of things),
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Date:
06/07/2019
Ensuring IoT Infrastructure Integrity via Smarter Nodes

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Figure 1: The Texas Instruments MSP430 MCU

Date:
06/07/2019
Plug Adapter Compliant to DOE VI Efficiency Standards
Fremont, CA — Phihong has announced the launch of its new 10W USB Interchangeable Plug Adapter Series, which is compliant to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE VI) efficiency regulations for external power supplies, as well as the European Union’s voluntary Code of Conduct Version 5 Tier 2 requirements.
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Date:
06/07/2019
Indicators with Improved Prevention of Overheating Damage
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. announced an expanded  PolySwitch setP series of digital temperature indicators, designed to protect USB Type‑C and USB power delivery charging cables from dangerous overheating. The newest addition to the product family, the SETP0805-100-CC, is optimized
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Date:
06/07/2019
10W reed relay suits high-PCB-density applications
Series 122 relays measure 12.5mm in height and are rated with a switching current of 0.5A at 10W. 3V and 5V coils are available.   Fast operate
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Date:
06/06/2019
Now at Mouser: Maxim’s MAX77860 Switch-Mode Buck Charger
The MAX77860 is ideal for USB Type-C charging for single-cell (1S) lithium-ion or lithium-polymer applications, portable medical equipment, portable industrial equipment, and mobile point-of-sale devices, as well as smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
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Date:
06/06/2019
New angled locking cable for IEC C14 Power Connectors
The newest connector in the IL13 family sets a benchmark in space limited locking situations. Due to its angled construction the connector can be beneficially used with devices standing next to a wall or in
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Date:
06/06/2019
Powerbox announces 105 models of DC/DC converters featuring 2xMOPP medical approvals
The PMM15, PMM20 and PMM30 are certified to the 3rd Edition of the IEC/EN/ANSI/AAMI ES 60601-1 medical safety standard and rated for the highest levels of patient protection - 2xMOPP. With a clearance and creepage distance of 8mm, a typical leakage current of 2µA
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Date:
06/06/2019
Encapsulated sixteenth-brick DC-DC converters
The modules are housed in the industry-standard sixteenth-brick form factor (35.3 x 25 x 10.4mm / 1.39 x 0.984 x 0.41 in), with sealed and encapsulated packaging. This ensures their reliability when exposed to dust, moisture, severe vibration and other harsh environmental
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Date:
06/06/2019
Rad-Hard 16-Channel Current Driver with Integrated Decoder
The ISL72814SEH integrates the decoder, input level shifter, and 16 current driver arrays in a single monolithic IC. The device allows satellite manufacturers to significantly increase system capacity and cut solution footprint by 50 percent for their medium Earth
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Date:
06/06/2019
HARTING and HIROSE push infrastructure for Single Pair Ethernet
To make the new connection technology for Single Pair Ethernet a success, the technology partnership is pursuing the systematic expansion of SPE to achieve an end-to-end, complete infrastructure. This infrastructure consists of a portfolio of connectors, sockets,
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Date:
06/06/2019
Wireless Power with Infrared Light

Power is delivered with pinpoint accuracy using an invisible beam of light. Users do not see or feel the beam.

By the time you read this, Lightfair should be in the books, and to that end, I’d like to highlight one of the coolest opto items I’ve seen in a while – wireless power with infrared
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Date:
06/06/2019
PSDcast â€

Wi-Charge Chief Marketing Officer Yuval Boger

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re discussing a unique approach to wireless power – Israeli start-up Wi-Charge uses infrared light to transmit usable energy.
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Date:
06/04/2019