Consumer

January 2019
Effectively Combating Darknet Crime

Fighting criminal activities on the Internet is the goal of a Europe-wide project in which KIT legal scholars are involved.

With the start of the TITANIUM field labs, the practical phase of the EU project TITANIUM begins: For a period of several months, selected European police authorities test new software to better fight Darknet crime. The starting point are the crypto currencies as the common means of payment for anonymous illegal
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01/30/2019
In this series, how the superior switching speed of gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon low voltage power devices have enabled many new applications is being discussed.  These new applications are transforming industries such as light
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01/23/2019
Fluorinated Resin for Protecting Printed Circuit Boards
EXTON, Pa.–AGC is significantly expanding its production capacity of Fluon+ EA-2000 fluorinated resin by establishing a new facility at its plant in Chiba, Japan. Fluon+ EA-2000 is primarily used as a material for 5G high-speed, high-frequency printed circuit boards, which will see a sharp increase in demand
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01/22/2019

It is no surprise that analysts have predicted continued growth in the usage of Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery cells for energy storage and automotive applications through 2025 with growth rates of up to 30 percent forecasted to support China’s transportation market alone. In various forms of mobility applications,
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01/18/2019
The LTC4012 is a very popular multichemistry battery charger used in a variety of applications. This controller provides the user with gate drivers, current sense inputs, temperature qualified charging and multiple signal outputs.  There is also a range of useful functions detailed in the datasheet. One
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01/18/2019
Regulator Supports 20A to 25A Output Current
SUNNYVALE, Calif.– Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced a new family of EZBuck regulators. The first two members of the family are the 20A, AOZ2367QI and the 25A, AOZ2368QI. The new devices provide a compact, efficient power converter solution for next-generation chipsets
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01/18/2019
Battery Management for Sensing Resistors

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Figure 1. Battery Management Block Diagram

With end products ranging from laptop computers and other consumer electronics to industrial infrastructure UPS systems, solar power storage, and hybrid vehicles, battery management is a rapidly growing market segment for sensing resistors. Understanding the basic structure for battery management circuits and
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01/16/2019
New Advances in TMR Sensors

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Figure 1. Principle of TMR

As the magnetization directions of the pin layer and free layer are parallel, the resistance becomes small and current flows with little resistance. When the magnetization directions of the pin layer and free layer are not parallel, resistance increases which limits current flows.

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01/16/2019
Can Shenzhen Become the Next Silicon Valley?
A glowing profile in MIT’s Technology Review posits that Shenzhen, China might displace Silicon Valley as the global hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing. I get the last
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01/16/2019
CES 2019 â€
In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re recapping CES 2019 with a cool wireless charging application – wireless charging grips for the Nintendo Switch – courtesy of our old friends at Powercast. Be
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01/15/2019
CORNING, N.Y. - Corning Incorporated introduced two new auto interior glass solutions to customers at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As automakers respond to consumer demand for more integrated and interactive displays, Corning's new Gorilla Glass for Automotive Interiors solutions are
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01/15/2019
Infineon Breaking Boundaries with Infineon’s New GaN Solution

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Figure 1 Cross section of a 600 V CoolGaN™ ™ power transistor [1]

Today’s demand for high-performance, low-cost power conversion products is driven by consumer expectation for longer battery life, faster charging for their phones, electric vehicles (EVs) or power tools. And consumers want faster data communication along with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities,
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01/15/2019
ATEN Technology Launches New Presentation Switch Series
IRVINE, CA – ATEN Technology, Inc. announced its new presentation switch series. Tailor-made with unique and innovative features to satisfy a wide variety of meeting space demands and various presentation environments, the switches are available in two series: VP
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01/14/2019
Cartilage Could be key to Safe 'Structural Batteries'

Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a University of Michigan professor has discovered, and that new insight has led to a 'structural battery' prototype that incorporates a cartilage-like material to make the batteries highly durable and easy to shape.

ANN ARBOR--Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a University of Michigan professor has discovered, and that new insight has led to a "structural battery" prototype that incorporates a cartilage-like material to make the batteries highly durable and easy to shape. The
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01/10/2019
A Wireless Charger you can Easily Cut to Shape
Researchers from the University of Tokyo developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges devices wirelessly and can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces
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01/08/2019
Module Guards Against Overcurrents and Overvoltages
CHICAGO —Littelfuse, Inc. introduced the first of a series of bidirectional TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) designed to protect high-end consumer and wearable electronics from damaging ESD-generating events. The SP1333-01UTG, the first TVS Diode Array in the SP1333 Series, with a breakdown voltage
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01/07/2019
Sensors for Head-Mounted Displays and Handheld Controllers
TDK Corporation announces the launch of a complete portfolio of VR sensors enabling a new class of highly accurate and affordable all-in-one VR solutions. The key platform components are: InvenSense ICM-42688 6-axis motion sensor for
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01/07/2019
PSDcast â€

Troy Davis with EnOcean

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re previewing CES 2019 with an industry first. EnOcean comes aboard the show to discuss the industry's first self-powered Bluetooth sensor for intelligent lighting control. EnOcean
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01/03/2019