Consumer

May 2019
PSDcast â€

Paul Wiener from GaN Systems

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re chatting with GaN Systems about a new wireless charging collaboration with NuCurrent. Be sure to catch us on iTunes here:
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Date:
05/31/2019
Making 3D Sound Interactive and Virtual

Pictured here is Dr. Hyunkook Lee from the University of Huddersfield.

IMAGINE being able to experience music as if standing alongside the guitar heroes in a top rock band, or seated in one of the sections of a major symphony orchestra. The University of Huddersfield's Dr Hyunkook Lee - a world leader in applied psychoacoustics and recording technology - can help to make this happen. He
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05/31/2019
SEOUL, South Korea and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation ("MagnaChip" or the "Company") announced the offering of its second generation 0.13 micron eFlash (Embedded Flash) technology with 20V and 30V high-voltage options. The technology is specifically
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05/30/2019

Current Sense Resistors with High Power, Wide Resistance
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced new Automotive Grade Power Metal Plate current sense resistors featuring 2 W and 3 W power ratings in 2010- and 2512-sized packages. Aimed at current sensing and pulse applications in power supplies, instruments, power amplifiers, shunts, power inverters,
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05/30/2019
Mouser stocking Bourns GMOV Hybrid Components
GMOV components present a long-life, reliable protection solution that provides a higher level of performance and safety compared to standard metal oxide varistors (MOVs). The Bourns GMOV series are ideal in AC applications where conditions are less than predictable
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05/30/2019
CIPOS Tiny complements Infineon’s families of IPMs
The 3-phase inverter module is the newest generation of IPM to offer the highest power density for variable speed motor drives. By using the latest TRENCHSTOP IGBT6, it is possible to realize maximum efficiency with minimum footprint. Applications profiting from
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05/30/2019
Microchip Carbide (SiC) products for reliable power electronics
Complemented by Microchip’s broad range of microcontrollers (MCUs) and analogue solutions, the SiC devices join a growing family of reliable SiC products. These products meet the need to improve system efficiency, robustness and power density in Electric Vehicles
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05/30/2019
3 Phase input, 5kW AC-DC power supply is software configurable
The range features both ITE/industrial and medical agency approvals that feature a three-phase, three-wire, 180 to 528VAC input. This drastically simplifies installation as there is no need for a neutral connection, which is often not available in industrial applications.
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05/30/2019
SiC-Based Hybrid IGBT and Isolated High Current IGBT Gate Driver
The AFGHL50T65SQDC uses the latest field stop IGBT and SiC Schottky diode technology to offer low conduction and switching losses in multiple power applications, including those that will benefit from reduced reverse recovery losses, such as totem pole based bridgeless
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05/30/2019
Ultra-wide input EN 50155 DC/DC converters
The DC/DC converters serve a wide range of rolling-stock applications, as well as high-voltage battery-powered systems with their ultra-wide 14V-160V DC input-voltage range. The single-output 40W and 60W quarter-brick
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05/30/2019
HybridPACK power modules enable fast vehicle electrification
The four new HybridPACK Drive modules are optimized for different inverter performance levels between 100 kW and 200 kW. Furthermore, Infineon’s HybridPACK Double Sided Cooling (DSC) S2 is a technology upgrade to the existing HybridPACK DSC. This module targets
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05/30/2019
Versatile Boost Controller for LED/LCD Applications
The device supplies a constant voltage or constant current to drive displays and backlights with a dimming ratio of 100:1. It is well suited for use as a backlight driver for LCD TVs, LCD monitors, and flat
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05/30/2019
WiBotic and GaN Systems Bring â€True Autonomy’ to Mobility
The partnership advances capabilities of mobile industrial robots, freeing them from limitations imposed by current restricted charging methods that allow for continuous operation. For mobile robots to work efficiently, flexibly, and without interruption - they need
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05/30/2019
Exagan Opens Power Solutions Center in Europe
The opening of the best-in-class facility, which is operating in close collaboration with technology partner CEA Tech, follows the launch of Exagan’s first GaN applications center in Taiwan last October. The
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05/30/2019
LEM introduces AI-PMUL digital integrator for Rogowski coils
AI-PMUL is a versatile digital signal conditioner of Rogowski coils secondary signal which offers a wide range of standard analogue True RMS and instantaneous outputs. The Rogowski coils output voltage is proportional
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05/30/2019
200A current sense transducer costs 40% less than competition
This enables users to access Danisense’s unique, double-core, balanced flux gate measurement technology, at a very affordable price/performance ratio. The DC200IF boasts excellent linearity (6 ppm) with a
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Date:
05/30/2019
This series is optimized for industrial applications including street lamps, commercial AC systems, and general-purpose AC servos and inverters used in high power equipment. SiC power semiconductors deliver
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05/30/2019
A Safer Supply Chain with Vincotech’s Multi-sourced Offering
This supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics pointed out that its multiple sourcing strategy goes to protect customers’ business interests by mitigating risks in the supply chain. Vincotech
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05/30/2019
Extended range of reliable and efficient DC-DC converters
The modules are provided in sealed and encapsulated packaging, to ensure they will work reliably when subjected to dust, moisture, severe vibration and other harsh conditions. The PKE3000 and PKE5000 series
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05/30/2019
Rugged 2KW RF power LDMOS transistor for ISM applications
The process has been developed to enable the implementation of extremely rugged transistors with operating voltages of up to 65V. The first product to use the process, the ART2K0FE, is a 2KW transistor with
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05/30/2019
10 Watt DC-DC Converter Range in Compact Package
The new series comprises 14 variants. Targeting a diverse range of applications, including instrumentation, data communication, telecommunication and computer peripheral equipment, industrial automation and
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05/30/2019
Ultra-thin Open Frame Non-isolated DC-DC Converter
The dimension of K78-JT-500R3 series is 12.50 x 13.50 x 3.50mm, which is 4.75mm lower in height than that of K78-T-500R3 series. Besides, the K78-JT-500R3 series features SMD package, and provides an ultra-wide input voltage range of 4.75 - 36V. This series also
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05/30/2019
Compact Size SMD Package CAN/RS485/RS232 Transceiver Modules
The transceivers assist fast signal response in industries of power grid, industrial control, and transportation(rail, automotive), etc. The series adopt the SMT process, which enables customers to easily achieve
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Date:
05/30/2019
High-Efficiency Thin-Film Power Inductors for Mobile Devices
TDK Corporation announces the development of a miniaturized thin-film power inductor in an IEC 2012 case size that can handle higher currents compared to conventional products. The low-profile TFM201208ALD power inductor measures in at 2.0 x 1.25 x 0.8 mm and is available with a rated inductance of 1.0 µH.
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05/29/2019
TVS Arrays for Computing Interface Circuit Protection
TEMPE, Ariz. – ProTek Devices has introduced two new series of steering diode / TVS arrays for surge, electrostatic discharge and other circuit protection in computing applications such as Ethernet ports, set-top boxes, and other computing ports and interfaces. The PSRDAxx-4A and PSRDAxx-6A series
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Date:
05/28/2019
Current transducers with measuring range up to 450 Apk
The family consists of three new models: LZSR 100-P, LZSR 150-P and LZSR 200-P.   These new transducers
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05/22/2019
8 x 8mm LFPAK MOSFET family delivers up to 48x power density
LFPAK88 devices replace larger power packages such as D²PAK and D²PAK-7, and measuring 8 x 8mm offer a footprint reduction of 60 %, and a 64 % lower profile.  
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05/22/2019
UnitedSiC adds 7 SiC FETs to 650V product portfolio
These new devices provide new levels of high-voltage power performance in the fast growing data center server, 5G base station, and electric vehicle markets, where they will be used in power supplies, telecom rectifiers, and on-board chargers respectively.
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05/22/2019
New CoolSiC Schottky diode 1200 V G5 portfolio from Infineon
It can easily replace silicon diodes for higher efficiency. The expanded 8.7 mm creepage and clearance distances offer extra safety in high-pollution environments. Forward currents up to 40 A are available to address EV DC charging, solar energy systems,
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05/22/2019
Samtec’s mPOWER Ultra Micro Power Connectors Now at Mouser
Offering current ratings up to 21 A per blade in a 2 mm pitch, mPOWER connectors provide an ultra-small, high-power solution with exceptional design flexibility for power-only or power-and-signal applications.
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Date:
05/22/2019
Low profile 180W U-channel PSU for space-critical applications
The low-profile devices are just 1.16” high and occupy a small 4.3” x 2.5” footprint, allowing them to be used in high-density designs. The units are suitable for Class I and Class II operation and offer 2 x MOPP (Means of Patient Protection)
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05/22/2019
LTM2810 ÂμModule Isolators, Now Shipping from Mouser
Date:
05/22/2019
High Temperature Micro-D Series connectors available at TTI
Optimised to save space and weight in demanding applications, such as space vehicles, defence systems and oil exploration equipment, Micro Series Connectors are rugged and moisture-sealed. These data, power and signal interconnects combine versatility
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Date:
05/22/2019
High Power Factor LED Driver-Controller with Mixed-Mode Dimming
  The AL1665 is designed to drive an external MOSFET to control LED loads and maintain a high power factor. It provides a compact and efficient solution that helps minimize
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05/22/2019
Open Frame Power Supplies with UL8750 Safety Approval
    The LU225 family meets EN55015 (EN55032) Class B Conducted EMI, IEC61000-3-2 Class C (LED
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Date:
05/22/2019
Circadian System for Color, Temperature & Dimming Controls
PHILADELPHIA – I-Star Lighting has developed a lighting system that enables users to program a full range of color temperatures and dimming options to adjust light output throughout the course of the day to provide a healthier, more human-centric lighting environment for interior lights. The I-Star Circadian
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Date:
05/20/2019
Polymers Jump Through Hoops on way to Sustainable Materials

Chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Charles Schroeder, left, and graduate student Yuecheng (Peter) Zhou study the flow dynamics of ring and linear polymer solutions to tease out clues about how synthetic polymers interact during processing.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Recyclable plastics that contain ring-shaped polymers may be a key to developing sustainable synthetic materials. Despite some promising advances, researchers said, a full understanding of how to processes ring polymers into practical materials remains elusive. In a new study, researchers
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05/17/2019
Significantly Expanded SinglFuse Overcurrent Protection Line
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., announced the completion of a significant expansion of its SinglFuse overcurrent protection product line, adding 33 new model series to the portfolio over the last 18 months. A rising focus on safety across many industries has led to increasing requirements
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05/15/2019
Extended Portfolio: Mini PowerHap Haptic Feedback Actuators
Iselin, N.J. – TDK Corporation announced that it has extended its portfolio of PowerHap piezo actuators for haptic feedback with the new miniature rectangular 0904H014V060 and 1204H018V060 actuators.These new actuators have smaller dimensions of 9 x 3.75 x 1.4 mm and 12 x 4 x 1.8 mm, respectively.
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05/14/2019
Thermal Gap Filler Reduces Stress on Sensitive Components
CLEVELAND, Ohio. – Laird Performance Materials has developed Tflex HD80000, a high deflection thermal gap filler combining 6 W/mK thermal conductivity with superior pressure versus deflection characteristics. The combination allows minimal stress on sensitive components while also yielding
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05/09/2019
Super Low Capacitance TVS for USB 3.2 Protection
SUNNYVALE, Calif.– Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced the release of AOZ8661BDT-05, ­a transient voltage suppressor (TVS) for high-speed line protection using the latest Super Low Cap TVS platform. This new device is ideal for USB Type-C applications such as notebooks and
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05/08/2019
Prevent Unexpected Shutdown by Accumulating Battery Facts

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Figure 1. Shutdowns can be frustrating

Individuals with annoying battery recharge problems become excruciatingly attuned to their device’s power meter because they know that battery mishaps or unexpected shutdowns can occur at any moment. Frequent battery recharging activities become a way of life and prevent some people from even leaving the vicinity
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05/07/2019
New Touch Controllers can Transform Industrial HMI

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Figure 1: Zytronic’s flexible p-cap manufacturing process

Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s) used in hazardous or industrial applications have a difficult life, and their designers face many challenges when integrating interactive technologies into these systems. A new generation of touch controllers will transform the design of industrial projected capacitive (p-cap)
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Date:
05/07/2019
Trump Wants to
Remember the incandescent light bulb ban? Turns out it’s like jaywalking – on the books, but seldom enforced. And a recent proposal from the Trump Administration would grant another stay of execution to certain types of Edison light bulbs. If you haven’t followed the incandescent saga,
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05/07/2019
TVS Diode Arrays Provide Ultra-Low Capacitance Protection
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced two series of bidirectional TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) designed to protect ultra high speed consumer electronics interfaces from damaging electrostatic discharge (ESD) in applications where PCB layout is especially challenging. The SP3208-01UTG, the
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Date:
05/07/2019
Getting to 5G Smartphones with First Antenna-on-Display

This is the world's first Antenna-on-Display.

It has been few years since physical key boards have been replaced by on-screen touch sensors for wireless devices such as cellular phones. This eventually triggered the modern day smartphone-era by introducing large-screen displays on portable devices. In which country was this technology first in-troduced?
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05/06/2019
SDRAM Portfolio Grows With Addition of 256Mb LPDDR2 Devices
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory announced that the company's portfolio of low-power SDRAMs for mobile and embedded systems in the automotive, consumer, industrial, and medical spaces continues to grow. The latest additions include two new 256Mb LPDDR2 devices: the AS4C8M32MD2A-25B2CN
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05/03/2019
Are you SiC of Silicon? - Part 2

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Anup Bhalla, Vice President Engineering, UnitedSiC

State of SiC Device and Package Technology It has long been known that packaging technology is key to unleashing the potential of wide-bandgap (WBG) devices. Silicon Carbide device manufacturers have been making rapid improvements in device technology figures of merit such
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05/01/2019
A New Era in Audio Performance with Infineon’s MERUS™ Multilevel Class D Amplifiers

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Figure 1: MERUS™ amplifiers have a special power stage topology. In this design each half-bridge uses four MOSFETs (M1-M4) and the capacitor is “flying” between those to serve as an extra supply rail, resulting in a three-level output signal at the output switching node

Voices, noises, music – they are part of our lives. Sound has always been all around us. It connects us to our surroundings either we produce or just listen to them. Being an integral part of our everyday, conception and design of audio products and their environments have become more and more essential. In
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Date:
05/01/2019