Consumer

May 2021
Single Pole Tactile Switch for High Reliability Applications
C&K has developed a single pole double throw (SPDT) tactile switch designed for elevator buttons, gaming controllers and the industrial market. The TLSM Series SPDT tact switch combines a space-saving design with high reliability all within a compact design that is only 6.0mm x 6.1mm. At only 6.0 mm x
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05/25/2021

Molex Thin-Film Battery in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of the Molex Thin-Film Battery from stock at TTI. Molex’s Thin-Film Battery is a low-profile, flexible, disposable battery with a small footprint designed for low-power single-use applications. The batteries are zinc-carbon primary cells (Zn anode/MnO2 cathode) that nomin
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05/21/2021
Smart Power Stage Family Provides High Efficiency
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited announced a new series of Smart Power Stages (SPS) targeting multiphase VR regulators powering high-performance GPU and CPU in desktop Add-In Graphics Cards (AICs), gaming laptops, servers, data storage, artificial intelligence, and networking equipment. The AOZ527xQI series us
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05/21/2021
Entry-Level RZ/V2L MPUs with Best-in-Class Power Efficiency
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the expansion of its RZ/V Series of microprocessors (MPUs) with the new RZ/V2L MPUs designed for entry-level AI-enabled applications. As part of the RZ/V Series, the new MPUs incorporate Renesas’ exclusive AI accelerator – the DRP-AI (Dynamically Reconfigurable Processor) – t
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05/19/2021
Best-in-class 65W USB-C PD GaN Adapter Reference Design
Transphorm, Inc. and Silanna Semiconductor announced a world-class GaN power adapter reference design. The solution is an open frame, 65W USB-C Power Delivery (PD) charger that combines Transphorm’s SuperGaN Gen IV platform with Silanna Semiconductor’s proprietary Active Clamp Flyback (ACF) PWM controller. To
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05/17/2021
Proximity Sensor Offers Power Consumption Down to 6.63 μA
The Optoelectronics Group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new fully integrated proximity sensor designed to increase efficiency and performance in consumer and industrial applications. Featuring a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL), the Vishay Semiconductors VCNL36825T combines a photodiode, si
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05/11/2021
Linear ReDrivers Deliver Enhanced Signal Integrity
Diodes Incorporated has strengthened its position in the linear ReDriver IC market with the introduction of the 1.8V PI2DPX1066, PI2DPX1217, and PI2DPX1263. Suited for a range of applications including notebook and desktop PCs, smartphones, tablets, docking stations, gaming consoles, monitors, and virtual reality eq
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Date:
05/11/2021
PSDcast – The World's First Holographic Hotel Check-In System

Glenn Imobersteg from Holo Industries

The global pandemic has fundamentally changed a number of societal norms – likely permanently. One of those changes is that people will take extra care to prevent the spread of infection, whether that’s using hand sanitizer, wearing masks in crowded social situations, or thinking twice about touching objects
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05/11/2021
Server / Telecom - Si and WBG solutions: Part 3 of 4 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Towards Efficient, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Power Supply Units for 5G Telecom Rectifiers Applications Using Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors

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Figure 1: Key features required for AC-DC SMPS in the latest generation of telecom applications

The 5G spectrum has been released in several countries worldwide and already in commercial use. 5G is accelerating and promises to change our lives thanks to large bandwidth, massive connection, and ultra-low latency. On top of this network evolution, we need to consider the advancements in the so-called mobile ed
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Date:
05/07/2021
Laboratory-Type Accuracy in a  Battery-Operated DC Calibrator
Vitrek offers the XiTRON 2000 series for metrologists who need superior accuracy and portability when calibrating thermocouple, pressure, flow and DC instrumentation. Delivering laboratory-level accuracy in a battery-powered DC calibrator, the 2000 Series is a cost-effective calibration/simulation tool ideal fo
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05/06/2021
20Gbps Multi-Channel Mux/Demux For Video Signal Routing
Diodes Incorporated has further expanded its video passive multiplexer/demultiplexer (mux/demux) switch portfolio with the introduction of the 4-channel PI3WVR14412. Supporting up to 20Gbps operation, this 2:1/1:2 mux/demux device provides speeds beyond those of other products on the market - resulting in a 35% increas
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05/05/2021
400 W Motor Drive Demonstration Powered by GaN Power Stage
EPC announces the availability of the EPC9146, a 400 W motor drive demonstration. The EPC9146 power board contains three independently controlled half bridge circuits, featuring the EPC2152 monolithic ePower Stage with integrated gate driver, 80 V maximum device voltage, 15 A (10 ARMS) maximum output current. The
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05/04/2021
Server / Telecom - Si and WBG solutions: Part 1 of 4 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Innovative Silicon Solution for Highest PFC Efficiency

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Figure 1: Circuit diagram of the proposed solution using CoolMOS™ in a half-bridge configuration

Introduction As a result of the pandemic that lately has had a significant impact on our lives, communication networks became a crucial part of critical social infrastructure. To achieve the required server capacities and fast connectivity and address the challenges of this unprecedented situation and, highly
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05/03/2021
Thermoelectric Coolers Increase PCR Cycling Reliability
Laird Thermal Systems announces the launch of the PowerCycling PCX series of thermoelectric coolers designed to meet demanding thermal cycling applications found in molecular diagnostics, PCR and point of care test devices. Thermal cycling exposes thermoelectric coolers to mechanical stresses as the module contrac
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Date:
05/03/2021
The Next Revolutionary Step for Low Power

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Figure 1. Simplified circuit of the active clamp flyback (ACF) topology

Introduction It is estimated that 4 billion chargers and adapters are produced globally every year. They charge our mobile phones, tablets, wearables, and the myriad of other consumer electronic goods we consume continuously. The cost of the adapter is undoubtedly a significant consideration for original equipme
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Date:
05/01/2021