Consumer

April 2021
Seoul Semiconductor LEDs Selected for Horticultural Applications
Innovative Growers Equipment has selected Seoul Semiconductor ultraviolet (UV), white, and deep red (DR) LEDs for its latest lighting product, the ILE Radiance Spectrum UV6C horticultural lighting fixtures. The fixtures use the unique spectral properties of Seoul’s LEDs to produce an enhanced broadband spectrum of
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04/30/2021

Very Small TVS Diodes for Highly Effective ESD Protection
TDK Corporation has released tiny high-power TVS diodes for ESD protection, extending its portfolio of components for bidirectional overvoltage protection of I/O interfaces. The space requirement of the so-called chip scale package (CSP) is just 400 x 200 µm² (CSP01005) or 600 x 300 µm² (CSP0201), while the
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04/29/2021
CUI Devices Announces Slide Switches Product Line
CUI Devices’ Switches Group announced the addition of slide switches to its product portfolio. Available in compact package sizes as small as 10 x 2.5 x 5.9 mm, the MSS series is a family of mini slide switches featuring 2.54 mm pitches, SPDT circuits, and on-on switch functions. Thanks to their compact footprints, th
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04/27/2021
CISSOID expands its SiC Intelligent Power Modules Platform
The new modules are intended for use in e-mobility tailored for lower switching losses or for higher power. The company is also introducing a module based on a lightweight AlSiC flat baseplate that meets the demand for natural convection or forced cooling in aerospace and in dedicated industrial applications
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04/27/2021
Würth Elektronik publishes Web Application Guide
The easy-to-use tool offers the most common switching regulator and interface topologies - for example buck converters, CAN or Ethernet interfaces - and an overview of which components are required for them. From here, there is a direct link to ordering free component samples. With the help of clear and delibera
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04/27/2021
650 V GaN FETs enable 80 PLUS Titanium-class power supplies
The new family offers significant performance advantages over previous technologies and competitive devices. With RDS(on) performance down to 35 mΩ (typical), the new power GaN FETs target single phase AC/DC and DC/DC industrial switched mode power supplies (SMPS), ranging from 2 kW to 10 kW, especially server and
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04/27/2021
RS Components extends global franchise agreement with STMicroelectronics
This new phase in the relationship between the two companies will result in a substantial increase in the breadth and volume of ST products stocked by RS. ST will also feature regularly on the award-winning DesignSpark online engineering hub. “RS has been very successful in building up a vibrant internatio
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04/27/2021
Mouser Electronics Adds 31 New Manufacturers in Q1
Mouser continues to focus on the breadth of its product offering, with new manufacturers in product categories such as embedded, connectors, optoelectronics, semiconductors, and hardware. Among the new manufacturers, over half are in the embedded space, as Mouser continues to expand its Internet of Things (IoT)
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04/27/2021
Multi-Directional Spring Contacts
These new surface mount components are capable of supporting both horizontal and vertical connection orientations, but come in smaller size formats than were previously available. The S1961-46R has a 3.55mm height, while the S1971-46R has a height of 4.55mm. Although there are a multitude of vertical-only spri
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04/27/2021
Flexible gate driver families now with reinforced isolation
Both families now offer variants with superior reinforced isolation for higher application safety and long operating life. The new family members are VDE 0884-11 certified. With 8 mm wide-body packages, both families are suitable for applications with demanding isolation requirements including industrial drives, solar
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04/27/2021
RS Components extends its range of RS PRO sensors
RS Components has announced the expansion of its popular RS PRO sensors range to give customers a comprehensive choice of sensors for use in factory automation applications. The range consists of high-quality sensors and accessories that deliver excellent reliability and great value. Ultrasonic proximity senso
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04/27/2021
Bulgin Updates Data Connectivity Product Offering
This ensures that they remain aligned with the latest standards and protocols. This means that customers have access to industry-leading solutions that support elevated data transfer rates and deliver superior levels of signal integrity. Bulgin’s data connectivity suite includes the following key products:
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04/27/2021
Mascot further extends Blueline power supply line-up
The 3920 is medically certified in accordance with EN 60601-1 edition 3.1 (safety) and EN 60601-1-2 edition 4 (EMC) and has been designed to meet global power conversion requirements. Working with universal AC line voltages from 90V to 264V, the high-efficiency 3920 offers continuous output power up to 180W
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04/27/2021
DC-DC buck converters deliver 750W in a small footprint
The output voltage of these 24V nominal input step-down converters can be adjusted from 3.3V to 18V with a maximum current of 45A. The i7A models can be used to derive additional high-power outputs from a 24Vdc power supply, at a lower cost and higher efficiency than isolated DC-DC converters. These very
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04/27/2021
Renesas and Qualcomm partner on Smartphone Wireless Charging
This is the second high-power wireless charging smartphone reference design collaboration for the two companies. The first solution, designed for flagship devices, is sampling commercially now. This latest phase is a significant step that extends the global leaders’ collaboration to bring highly integrated, advanc
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04/27/2021
Digital DC/DC converter delivers 1300 W in half-brick package
With telecoms infrastructure shifting to 5G, the RFPA is becoming increasingly power-hungry, and RF Power Amplifier designers are moving from LDMOS to Gallium Nitride (GaN) Transistors. Overall, there’s a demand for highly efficient DC/DC converters, that can deliver the power required in a compact package. The BMR6
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04/27/2021
Updates on IQD’s IQRB-3 rubidium oscillator available
Following the recent releases of new products in this portfolio, the ICPT-1 and the IQRB-4, and an extensive update on the IQRB-1, IQD is now able to share new data on the IQRB-3. The IQRB-3 can be synchronised to a 1 PPS signal as well as used as a 1 PPS source. Additionally, it offers superb phase noise perfo
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04/27/2021
16-Channel, Mixed-Signal Front-End Digitizer
These applications include phased array radars, electronic warfare, and ground-based SATCOM (satellite communications). The new digitizer includes four AD9081 or four AD9082 software-defined, direct RF sampling transceivers. It is designed to accelerate customer development by providing reference RF signal cha
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04/27/2021
R-TOOLS MAXX, the Next Generation Heat Sink Calculator
R-TOOLS MAXX is a no charge, on-line simulation software that allows users to model the optimum air-cooled heat sink solution tailored to their project requirements. It is completely interactive and available online 24/7. Users can enter the boundary conditions, heat source details, and choice of flow boundaries f
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04/27/2021
Compact, conduction cooled 75W AC-DC power supply module
The new supplies require no external circuitry for operation or EMC compliance. Models in the new ASB75 series offer compact, fanless power with baseplate cooling for applications such as information technology equipment (ITE), Internet of things (IoT), general industrial and harsh or rugged applications. The comple
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04/27/2021
High Density, Modular Power Delivery Networks Optimize Mobile Robot Performance

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Figure 1: The two robotics platforms are vastly different sizes, but their power delivery networks have much in common. A modular approach offers flexibility in the initial designs and typically faster delivery of subsequent power systems design

The range, productivity, and flexibility of a mobile robot can be enhanced by the optimal design of its power delivery network (PDN). There are complex power system design and architecture considerations in such PDNs due to the variation in the battery power source voltage plus the broad variety of loads that ma
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04/26/2021
 Molex L1NK Connector System in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of the full range of L1NK Connectors from stock at TTI. Molex offers the L1NK Connector system in 2.50mm, 3.00mm and 3.96mm contact spacing and up to 11.0A of current in a package that offers superior design options for flexibility and efficient assembly. With features
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04/24/2021
Amphenol Temperature Scanning Entry System in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., offers Amphenol Advanced Sensor’s TSCAN-750 Temperature Scanning Entry System, which combines traditional infrared (IR) temperature measurement with artificial intelligence (Al) facial recognition. This Advanced IR system provides full and partial facial recognition with the capability to detect a
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04/23/2021
Gas Sensor Detects Leaks In A Diverse Array of Applications
NevadaNano announced its Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS) R-290 Propane sensor. The new device is the most accurate on the market, making it an ideal solution for residential and commercial R-290 propane applications including air conditioning, vending machines, commercial refrigeration racks, and clothes dr
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04/21/2021
Application-Specific Regulator for Intel Rocket Lake Platform
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced a new family of application-specific EZBuck regulators. The AOZ2263VQI-01 and AOZ2263VQI-02 are offered in a QFN 4 x 4 packageand offer the industry’s most compact footprint to support VCCIOrails in Intel RocketLake platforms used in desktop computing sy
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04/16/2021
ROHM Unveils 32bit D/A Converter IC for Hi-Fi Audio Equipment
ROHM Semiconductor announced the new BD34301EKV, a 32bit D/A converter IC designed for high fidelity audio equipment, capable of high-resolution playback of audio sources. ROHM also offers BD34301EKV-EVK-001 evaluation boards for testing the new IC’s performance (available via distributor channels). Designed to maximal
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04/15/2021
TDK Announces Availability of SmartPressure Platform
TDK Corporation announces worldwide availability of the InvenSense ICP-10125, part of the SmartPressure family of the MEMS barometric pressure sensor platform. The ICP-10125 achieves the industry’s lowest pressure noise of 0.4 Pa RMS, attains the industry’s lowest power consumption of 1.3 µA, and ensures excelle
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04/14/2021
Reference Design Helps Smartphone Wireless Charging Adoption
Renesas Electronics Corporation has expanded its ongoing work with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., to include 30W wireless charging capabilities for mid-range smartphones powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G Mobile Platform. This is the second high-power wireless charging smartphone reference design co
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04/14/2021
HiperPFS-4 PFC IC Delivers 98% Full-Load Efficiency
This combination delivers greater than 98% full-load efficiency in PC, TV, and similar applications between 75 W and 400 W.   Comments Power Integrations’ product marketing manager Edward Ong: “Designs using HiperPFS-4 ICs show very high efficiency across the load range with as little as 36 mW of no-load p
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04/13/2021
1.5 Amp POL switching regulators in an open frame design
This series comes in a compact SIP-3 open frame package and complements our existing POL portfolio with a series focusing strongly on a cost efficient design while maintaining our quality standards. There are 3 output voltages available: 3.3, 5.0 and 12VDC. The effective design allows full load operation up to +85°C a
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04/13/2021
AC-DC Bridge Rectifiers Enable Thermal Enhancement
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced a new family of active AC-DC bridge rectifiers. Aptly trademarked AlphaZBL for “zero bridge loss,” this new family of products virtually eliminates the bridge rectifier losses in AC-DC power supplies and adaptors. Typical end applications include high po
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Date:
04/04/2021
APEC 2021 Will Be Online-Only Event Due to Covid-19 Concerns
The Applied Power Electronics Conference announces that APEC 2021 will be presented as a virtual event and will take place June 14-17, 2021, on the virtual event platform, Social27. The virtual format will not only ensure the safety of our community, it will also allow: · More of our global community of power
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04/01/2021
Taking Advantage of PFM with MicroModules for Space Constrained Applications

Figure 1: Block diagram of a security camera application

Space constrained applications like portable devices require especially designed DC/DC converters with a certain set of characteristics. Tight space, by definition, requires tiny DC/DC converters which have excellent thermal performance. This article digs deeper into the challenges that arise for the power supply of s
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Date:
04/01/2021