Consumer

November 2019
World's Lowest Profile Push/Pull Nano SIM Card Connector
Hirose has developed the industry’s lowest profile push/pull Nano SIM card connector. Featuring an ultra-low profile of 1.12mm, the KP13C Nano SIM card connector offers a printed circuit board (PCB) mounting space savings of up to 23% compared to other products on the market. The miniature
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11/30/2019
Low profile open frame OVC III certified power supplies
Benefiting from the latest power switching technologies, the LHA150F is 30% smaller and gains up to 4.5 efficiency points compared to the previous LFA150F, whilst the more powerful LHA300F gains up to 6 points of efficiency and is 50% smaller than the LFA300F. In
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11/27/2019
Microchip delivers up to 90 W over Ethernet wiring
This development eases the transition to using IEEE 802.3bt-2018-compliant PoE injectors and midspans for users, and Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) chipsets for system developers. As the industry adopts the
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11/27/2019

High-Side Load Switch with True Reverse Current Blocking
Single-channel high-side load switches provide an effective way of applying or removing power to a load, particularly to removable peripherals powered through a USB port. The large output capacitors (100µF) associated with the USB port and self-powered USB peripherals
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11/27/2019
Infineon adds industrial-grade CoolGaN devices
The CoolGaN 400 V device (IGT40R070D1 E8220) is tailored for premium HiFi audio systems where end users demand every detail of their high resolution sound tracks. These have been conventionally addressed by bulky linear or tube amplifiers. With the CoolGaN 400 V
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11/27/2019
RS Components adds high-voltage regulated DC power supplies
Aimed primarily at electronic engineers designing IT equipment for industrial, instrumentation and transportation applications, TRI Series power converters combine a sophisticated reinforced isolation system, able to withstand high test voltages, with high common-mode
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11/27/2019
TEN 40E & TEN 40WIE Series â€
Driven by current market trends these series were developed to maximize quality and cost efficiency in one product. Due to a new design approach the TEN 40E and TEN 40WIE thus offer a cost efficient solution with not only no concession on quality or reliability but
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11/27/2019
40V, 2.2MHz Synchronous Buck Converters
The MOSFETs provide point-of-load (PoL) solutions with a continuous output current of either 3.5A or 5A. The devices feature proprietary gate driver technology, delivering superior EMI performance in step-down DC-DC conversion for consumer, industrial, networking,
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11/27/2019
Analog Devices Acquires Test Motors
Based in Barcelona, Spain, Test Motors offers products and services that detect faults in electric motors before they cause damage to production cycles and advises on how and when to repair them. The acquisition expands ADI’s portfolio of condition-based monitoring
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11/27/2019
FN 2580 power line EMC Filter Family for Lighting Equipment
The filter can be used in typical single-phase applications (120 VAC and 230 VAC). Or industrial applications when utilizing phase to neutral voltage off three phase power. Example: 480 VAC P-P / 277 VAC P-N and 600 VAC P-P / 347VAC P-N.
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11/27/2019
Components Bureau Adds Artesyn to Its Power Portfolio
This new agreement is part of the company’s strategy to expand its power product portfolio and build on its already established specialist power franchises. Artesyn has a broad power offering with products
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11/27/2019
New Compact 36W, 60W and 90W DIN-Rail Mini Power Supplies
Three new 24VDC output DIN-Rail power supplies have been added to the range; PIM36 (36W - coming soon), PIM60 (60W) and PIM90 (90W). The new PIANO Mini (PIM) power supplies free-up space in industrial automation,
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11/27/2019
CoolSiC MOSFET evaluation board for motor drives up to 7.5 kW
The board will help to pave the way for SiC in motor drives and help strengthening Infineon’s market position as #1 for industrial SiC. It was developed to support customers during their first steps in designing industrial drives applications with a maximum of
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11/27/2019
High power density 15A/50W output digital PoL regulator
The new module provides up to 15A/50W at an adjustable output voltage of 0.6-3.3V, which equates to a 25% higher current and power delivery at 3.3V than the previous 12A maximum for that voltage. The input voltage range of the device is 4.5V to 14V.
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11/27/2019
Medical Blueline Power Range from 5-60W External Adapters
Meeting both DoE Level VI and CoC Tier 2 efficiency requirements, the five Blueline models are UL approved and cover power ratings from 5W to 60W. They are certified to EN 60601-1 medical safety and EMC specifications. Safety features include overvoltage and short-circuit
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11/27/2019
Robust, Low-Latency PHY Technology for Industrial Ethernet
The ADIN1300 is a low-power, single port Ethernet transceiver with industry leading power and latency specifications primarily designed for time-critical industrial Ethernet applications up to Gigabit speeds. As industrial automation increases the adoption of Ethernet
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11/27/2019
The World's Lowest Profile Nano SIM Card Connector
Hirose has launched the world’s lowest profile Nano SIM card connector. The KP13B Nano SIM card connector reduces the required printed circuit board (PCB) mounting space by up to 26% compared to other products on the market. The space-savings connector simplifies designs in digital cameras,
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11/26/2019
Battery Charging Detector Supports Dual Roles
Diodes Incorporated announced the dual-role PI3USB9201 USB BC 1.2 detector, which incorporates both host and client circuitry, enabling designers to optimize the BoM size and cost of adding USB Type-C interface circuitry in devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, drones, and small home appliances. Unlike
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11/26/2019
Detecting Mental and Physical Stress via Smartphone

The smartphone used as an instrument readily available, for simple self-monitoring of one's health.

Can we use our smartphones without any other peripherals or wearables to accurately extract vital parameters, such as heart beat rate and stress level? The team led by Professor Enrico Caiani of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano has shown that it
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11/24/2019
Powerbox announces power supply for immerged computing
The OFI600A12 is the first commercial power supply designed to meet immerged applications specifications and guarantee the highest level of safety for system and operators. With its built-in digital supervising functions, in just a few minutes the OFI600A12 can be
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11/21/2019
Nexperia Launches High-efficiency GaN FET
The GAN063-650WSA features a low RDS(on) - down to 60 mΩ - and fast switching to offer very high efficiency. Nexperia is targeting high performance application segments including xEV, datacentres, telecom
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11/21/2019
EC Fans Designed For Power-Hungry Applications
Orion Fans has expanded its family of Electronically Commutated (EC) fans to include 11 new fan models to meet a wide range of AC application requirements. Offering more design freedom, the enhanced product offering features 7 new frame sizes with CFMs ranging from 39 CFM to 220 CFM.
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11/19/2019
Researchers Bring Gaming to Autonomous Vehicles
Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars. A new study, led by researchers from the University of Waterloo details three games created for level three and higher semi-autonomous vehicles. The researchers also
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11/18/2019
Mouser Announces New USB Type-C Solution Page
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is pleased to offer customers a new page dedicated to the comprehensive selection of USB Type-C products from ON Semiconductor and TE Connectivity. USB Type-C cables introduced new design flexibility with interchangeable cable ends, in addition to vastly improved rates of power and
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11/18/2019
Mouser Electronics Signs Global Agreement with SEARAN
Mouser Electronics, Inc., announces a global distribution agreement with SEARAN, with tens of millions of licenses sold for innovative solutions in consumer, medical, and industrial applications. The SEARAN product line, now available from Mouser Electronics, provides developers with the company’s
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11/14/2019
Commercial Inductors Featured in Compact 1212 Case Size
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced three new commercial IHLP low profile, high current inductors in the 3.3 mm by 3.3 mm 1212 case size — the company's smallest to date. Designed to save space in computer and telecom applications, the Vishay Dale IHLP-1212AZ-01, IHLP-1212AB-01, and IHLP-1212BZ-01 offer
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11/13/2019
Sager Electronics is now stocking Omron’s W7ED Touch Sensor. The W7ED series is a capacitance-type Touch Sensor, ideal for low-power applications requiring clean environments and an easily integrated solution. The W7ED sensor has a flexible and long-lasting design for any application requiring human
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11/12/2019
Study -- Free Internet Access Should be a Basic Human Right
Free internet access must be considered as a human right, as people unable to get online - particularly in developing countries - lack meaningful ways to influence the global players shaping their everyday lives, according to a new study. As political engagement increasingly takes place online, basic
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11/11/2019
DC/DC Buck Regulators in Thermally Enhanced TSOT23-6 Package
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced AOZ6682CI and AOZ6683CI. These devices are high efficiency, simple-to-use synchronous buck regulators. The AOZ6682CI and AOZ6683CI are both available in an ultra-thin, thermally enhanced TSOT23-6 packageand deliver 2A and 3A output current, respectively. The new
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11/07/2019
IoT Unleashes the Power of Wearables
The IoT and wearables are interesting separately, but really shine when combined. Wearables is only one of the new areas that the IoT has opened up, but it could become one of the most important in the future. We’ve had some smartish-type watches and a few other gimmicky wearables before the IoT was quite
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11/01/2019
Manufacturers Protect Appliance Products from Cyberattacks

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Figure 1. Unless protected by the appropriate cyber security technologies, appliances – including refrigerators – can host and spread a wide range of malware and computer viruses

Cyberattacks are on the rise worldwide. Most of the attacks that generate big press coverage are very dramatic and well-documented. We have all read about malware attacks, Denial of Service attacks, which shut down factories, governments and large international businesses - and even portions of the Internet
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11/01/2019
Breaking Down the Key Priorities for Powering Wearables

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Figure 1: Activity Tracker use case

Over just the last few years, we’ve seen the popularity of wearables surge across various market segments. It’s easy to see why: these products are packed with some of the latest and complex technological advancements and aim to improve well-being and simplify day to day tasks and activities in a completely
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Date:
11/01/2019