A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global market for commercial building lighting controls, including forecasts for unit shipments and revenue, segmented by equipment type, building type, construction type, technology, and region, through 2024.
The market for lighting controls has
Qualcomm announced that it has entered into a new 3G and 4G Chinese Patent License Agreement with Haier, a leading Chinese home appliances and consumer electronics brand. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted Haier a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell 3G WCDMA and
nRFready Smart Remote 3 reference design
Nordic Semiconductor today announces it has launched its latest 'nRFready Smart Remote 3' reference design that is said to make the development of advanced Bluetooth® Smart remotes as easy as clicking on a list of check box options, and so minimizing time-to-market and unnecessary design risk.
Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the LED and optoelectronics industry,
announced the introduction of the company’s first RGB integrated color
sensor. Based on CMOS technology and therefore able to operate at a minimum
supply voltage of 1.7 volts, the CLS-16D17-34-DF6 adjusts
WU73 1-Watt wide-terminal low-ohm chip resistor
KOA Speer Electronics introduced the WU73 1-Watt wide-terminal low-ohm chip resistor in an 0612 package. The WU73 is a precision resistor offering resistance values from 10mΩ to 100mΩ with a standard tolerance of ±1%.
The WU73 chip resistor features wide side electrodes which provide better heat
FDA801/FDA801B 4-channel class-D amplifier
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is extending its lead in digital automotive-audio technologies by launching a second generation of power amplifiers that simplify design for car-radio system suppliers and deliver better listening experiences
Ineltro Halmer Electronics, the largest privately owned electronic components distributor in Austria, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips. Under this agreement, Ineltro Halmer Electronics
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced that its RN2483 LoRa module is the world’s first to pass the LoRa Alliance’s LoRaWAN Certification Program. The RN2483 module was independently tested by Espotel’s accredited test laboratory
The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, today announced with the EnOcean Alliance, a leading consortium for battery-less, wireless smart buildings and smart
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, introduced the AS3824, a 16-channel LED TV backlight controller which performs local dimming of sections of a display screen to provide both improved picture quality and valuable power savings of up to 20-30%.
The new backlight controller
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Si11x3 ambient light sensor ICs from Silicon Labs. The Si11x3 family of ambient light sensors includes single-chip devices that eliminate the need for a second sensor, offer optimum display visibility, and provide superb backlight power reduction and energy efficiency.
PowerResponder hybrid super capacitors are available in sizes from 90F to 9000F
Paper Battery Company, developer of an innovative supercapacitor-based energy storage and battery enhancement technology, announced the completion of UL certification for its PowerResponder product line. PowerResponder is a line of new hybrid supercapacitors with technology enhancements that aim to replace traditional
Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced an agreement on Semtech’s LoRa long-range wireless RF technology. ST intends to use the technology
AJ ElJallad of On Semiconductor
In this PSDcast, AJ ElJallad of On Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues surrounding poretable and handheld devices. There are conflicting pressures on such devices in batrtery density, elecronics efficiency, functionality, and convieninence. On Semi recently joined the
Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD
Almost all of us have spent a large amount of their lives in a car. From being ferried from the hospital at both, to school as a child, or to work (and if you are lucky, vacation) as an adult. (You could say that the car made moot the riddle of the Sphinx.) People have been conceived, born, and died in cars
The first two parts of this article showed how the core losses for real waveforms could be modeled better. In the first part, a continuous expression was used to model a wide range of excitations. In the second part, the effect of duty cycle on the loss of the core material was included in a single equation.
The past 15 years have seen a massive shift in the way consumers communicate, not only with each other, but with the devices around them. There has been a vast array of wireless technologies introduced that aimed to connect devices and people. These connections ultimately became the foundation for the ever-evolving
Connected home of the future approaches - slowly
The Internet of Things (IoT) push will continue for manufacturers – in 2016, this will still be a technology push rather than a consumer pull. However we’re witnessing an increasing interest in home automation; our electronics design
element14, a leading electronic design community, has launched its latest Design Challenge – the Music Tech Challenge. Sponsored by BeagleBoard.org Foundation and CadSoft, element14 challenges Community members to build a musical device that can enable and extend the ability to manipulate audio.
Prototype of a sodium-ion battery
A prototype of a sodium-ion battery has just been revealed by the RS2E, a French network bringing together researchers and industrial actors. This technology, inspired by the lithium-ion batteries already used in portable computers and electric vehicles, could lead to the mass storage of intermittent renewable
The new SRAM is optimized for use as video buffer memory in automotive infotainment SoCs
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its successful development of a new dual-port on-chip static random access memory (SRAM) for in-vehicle infotainment system-on-chips (SoCs) in the 16 nanometer (nm) and later generations. The new SRAM is optimized for use
Klaus Michel, General Manager at Toshiba (left)
Thomas Ulinski, Marketing Director Semiconductors at Rutronik (right)
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente and Toshiba Electronics Europe have expanded their pan-European distribution agreement to the entire Toshiba Semiconductor and Storage portfolio. Embedded NAND flash memory, discrete semiconductors and system LSI as well as Bluetooth and TransferJet solutions from Toshiba will
The Synios IRED from Osram
The new super low-profile Synios IRED from Osram Opto Semiconductors sets a new standard for eye tracking in mobile devices. Currently the most compact infrared LED (IRED) in the high-power class, its low height is of particular benefit in smartphones and tablets because its high optical output of 1200 mW (typ.)
Stress profile from 2D Raman extractions for Si MESAs after BOX creep process with 50 nm thick SiN
CEA-Leti announced it has developed two techniques to induce local strain in FD-SOI processes for next-generation FD-SOI circuits that will produce more speed at the same, or lower, power consumption, and improve performance. The local-strain solutions are dual-strained technologies: compressive SiGe for
BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators
The BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators (CCR) introduced by Diodes Incorporated provide a simple means of driving low-power linear LED strips. Target applications are those that benefit from the improved efficiency, flexibility and longer life offered by LEDs as an emerging lighting source. These
Omron D2LS durable compact SMT switches are aimed specifically at high-use switching applications
Omron Electronic Components Europe has launched two durable new compact surface mount switches aimed specifically at high use switching applications such as elevator switches, circuit breakers, digital pens and laser pointers.
The new Omron D2LS switches have a rated life of at least 5 million
Some of the key applications which drove the explosive growth of LEDs used to backlight thin film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) included high definition (HD) TVs, portable tablet PCs, automotive infotainment displays and the myriad of handheld communication devices. However, in order to maintain
Electrolytic capacitors are an essential ingredient in AC/DC power supplies, providing high Capacitance x Voltage (CV) and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) in low-volume packages that simply cannot be achieved cost-effectively using alternative parts. With power density demands increasing and as the only
The major battery types supported by Ideal Power chargers include Lithium-ion (Li-on), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad), Lead-Acid and Lead-Crystal
Power conversion specialists Ideal Power offer a wide and versatile range of battery chargers for the most popular battery chemistries used in industrial applications and consumer products. The major battery types supported by Ideal Power chargers include Lithium-ion (Li-on), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel-Cadmium
In diesem Video erklärt Renesas ihre neuesten Lösungen, um ihre Kunden zu gewährleisten, dass sie original und garantierte Teile bekommen hat auf der SPS - IPC Drives 2015
For AC/DC power supplies, there is by nature phase differences and distortion between input currents and voltages due to the existence of holding capacitors and various load features. Here, only the instantaneous product of current and voltage produces power that can actually be used by the appliance, and the
In Part 1 of this discussion, we explored the functionality of a series-connected avalanche transistor pulser, specifically for the purpose of evaluating dV/dt ruggedness of SiC Schottky diodes. In this issue, the diodes are tested with the new pulser design.
SiC Schottky diode dV/dt ruggedness
Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor
The yearly figures for electronics in the automotive and transportation market continue to grow, as vehicle tech push the envelope on quality and reliability almost as stringent as mil/aero applications. Interestingly enough the automotive market is also the largest application user/consumer of motors.
The IRS200x family consists of high-side & low-side and half bridge drivers
Infineon Technologies expands its 200 V driver IC portfolio with the IRS2005(S, M) for high voltage, high speed IGBTs and power MOSFETs. The new driver IC features comprehensive protection for motor drive applications with stringent space constraints such as electric garden equipment, golf carts, power tools
The objective of NerO is to deal with the fundamental drawbacks of the widely-used Arduino UNO R3
FTDI Chip has always looked for imaginative ways to solve today’s electronics engineering problems. Now it is also experimenting with how to bring new solutions to market - with it latest product, NerO, being introduced on KickStarter. The objective of NerO is to deal with the fundamental drawbacks of the
IAR Systems announces that the latest version of the complete embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM supports the Apollo family of ARM Cortex-M4F microcontrollers from the semiconductor company Ambiq Micro.
Since the start in 1983, IAR Systems has been building and expanding
In diesem Video Texas Instruments zeigt ihre aktuellen Angebote in Power Managment auf der SPS - IPC Drives 2015 für Power Systems Design. Die Demonstrationen gehören
Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of flowPFC 0 CD modules. Engineered to optimize energy quality and consumption for welding, SMPS and embedded drive applications rated from 1 to 6 kW, these power factor correction modules draw maximum power from the
MCP9600 thermocouple EMF-to-temperature converter
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MCP9600 thermocouple EMF-to-temperature converter from Microchip Technology. The MCP9600 is presented as the first thermocouple-conditioning integrated circuit to combine precision instrumentation, a precision temperature sensor and a precision, high-resolution analog-to-digital
Bare Metal Security functionality uses the UltraSoC monitors to watch for unexpected behaviors such as suspicious memory accesses or processor activity
UltraSoC today announces Bare Metal Security capabilities, extending its industry-leading on-chip monitoring and analytics to deliver security functionality required in a broad range of embedded products, from Internet of Things (IoT) appliances to enterprise systems. Bare Metal Security features are implemented
5W AutoResonant Wireless Power Transmitter
Linear Technology introduced the LTC4125, a wireless power transmitter, complementing their wireless receiver ICs for the wireless charging market. The LTC4125 is a simple, high performance monolithic full bridge resonant driver, capable of delivering up to 5W of power wirelessly to a companion receiver. It