Consumer

December 2019
Powercast Wireless Power Tech Chosen for Electronic Bag Tag

ViewTag uses Powercast's wireless power technology to preserve battery life in its ViewTag Electronic Bag Tag (EBT) so it can be reused over 3000 times.

Powercast Corporation announced that ViewTag has selected its Powerharvester Chipset for battery management so that the ViewTag Electronic Bag Tag (EBT) can be reused over 3000 times. The digital ViewTag snaps onto luggage and allows customers to tag their own bags, reducing
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12/16/2019
Here's What Police Know About Digital Evidence

A new study analyzes how well police officers identify digital evidence on crime scenes.

In today's criminal justice system, a Play Station and iPhone are just as important pieces of evidence as eyewitness accounts. Yet, there isn't a strong understanding as to how police officers identify digital evidence - everything from a laptop to a smart television - in the field. Thomas Holt, professor
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12/12/2019
Unique Multi-Protocol Wireless Connectivity Platform
Bridgetek has just unveiled one of the pivotal pieces of hardware behind its recently released PanL Smart Living and PanL Room Manager solutions. Fully FCC and CE approved, the PanL Hub enables installers to incorporate various different communication technologies into their system deployments, so that greater
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12/12/2019

Qorvo and Cypress Semiconductor Create USB-C Reference Design
Global authorized distributor Mouser Electronics, Inc. presents a new USB Type-C charging hub reference design from Qorvo and Cypress Semiconductor to help engineers speed their design and development time. The reference design includes the Qorvo ACT4751 DC-to-DC buck converter and a Cypress EZ-PD
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12/12/2019
Enclosed Speaker Line Offers Plug-and-Play Audio Solution
CUI Devices’ Audio Group announced the introduction of a new line of enclosed speakers designed to maximize performance and simplify design integration from prototype to production. Available in rectangular or round frame shapes with profiles as low as 4.87 mm, the CES series carries sound pressure levels
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12/12/2019
High-Current, Noise-Suppression Filters for Speakers
TDK Corporation expanded the MAF series of noise suppression filters with two new MAF1608GAD-L types that are designed for audio lines. The new multilayer filters have a compact footprint of just 1.6 x 0.8 mm and an insertion height of just 0.6 mm and are able to suppress noise at cellular frequencies from 1
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12/12/2019
AC-DC Power Supply Meets Demand for Green Power Technology
CUI Inc announced the addition of six low power, open frame ac-dc power supply series to its VOF product family. The VOF-15C, VOF-30C, VOF-40C, VOF-45C, VOF-60C and VOF-65C are 15, 30, 40, 45, 60 and 65 W additions to CUI’s general purpose ac-dc power supply portfolio now ranging from 3 W to 550 W. Housed
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12/05/2019
Commercial Inductors Offer Operating Temperatures to +155°C
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced three new commercial IHLP low profile, high current inductors with high operating temperatures up to +155 °C 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-51,
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12/04/2019
Autonomous Driving and Infotainment Market â€
According to Markets and Markets, the in-vehicle infotainment market is projected to reach 30.47 billion USD in 2022, at a CAGR of 11.79%. Consumers want to take the luxury, comfort, connectivity and convenience they are becoming accustomed to, anywhere they go.  A few years back, I read about
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12/04/2019
Heads up for HUD
The automotive heads-up display (HUD) is either a lifesaver or yet another high-tech deathtrap. There’s little middle ground when we muck with a two-ton instrument of destruction. And muck we have – as of 2019, the automotive HUD market is worth $560 million, and it should reach $1 billion by
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12/03/2019
Ceramic Capacitors for Space-Constrained Applications
KEMET Corporation has launched a new range of surface mount device (SMD) safety certified multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for use in mains-powered applications. The CAS series addresses widespread demand for miniaturization without compromising performance by offering higher capacitance, smaller overall
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12/02/2019