Consumer

July 2021
Climate-Neutral Fuel Cell Test with Regenerative Loads

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Figure 1. E-Mobility: Sustainable battery recycling with EA Elektro-Automatik

Fuel cells have found applications in material handling vehicles, delivery vehicles, long-haul trucks, and use as backup power systems. Government initiatives, economic incentives, and new applications are resulting in a market growth rate exceeding 30%. An individual fuel cell generates under 2V of output
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07/31/2021

New motor control software boosts BridgeSwitch ICs
Electric motors are responsible for using a huge portion of the electricity we generate. Some estimates put that figure almost half of global energy consumption. As such, it makes sense to have the motors driven as efficiently as possible, for the user to save costs, for the supplier who won’t face so large deman
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07/23/2021
MEMS Oscillators Support Square Point-of-Sale Products
SiTime Corporation announced that Square is using the SiTime SiT8008 low-power, programmable MEMS oscillator for its Square Terminal and Square Register point-of-sale (POS) products. The SiT8008 is one of SiTime’s most popular devices and is used in over 50 applications across th
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07/23/2021
Reference Design Accelerates Development of Qi Transmitter
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has recently released the Qi 1.3 specification that requires authentication for improved safety when transmitting up to 15W of power between a transmitter and a receiver. To meet the requirements of the specification, Microchip Technology Inc. announced a ne
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07/14/2021
8Gb SDRAM Offers 50% Reduction in Power Consumption
Alliance Memory announced that it has expanded its offering of high-speed CMOS mobile low-power SDRAMs with a new LPDDR4X device featuring on-chip ECC. Offering an extension to the company's fourth-generation LPDDR4 SDRAMs, the 8Gb AS4C256M32MD4V-062BAN offers ~50% lower power ratings in the 200-ball FBG
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07/14/2021
Würth Expands Popular Transformer Series
This series of parts can be used in a host of push-pull and pulse transformer applications, and is found on dozens of reference designs.   The four parts added to the MID-PPTI series include 750317828, 750317829, 750317830, and 750317331; all which are AEC-Q200 qualified, and include and isolation vol
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07/01/2021
Fully Integrated Doherty Power Amplifier Devices
Supplied in 50Ohm in/out packages with compact dimensions (measuring 7mm x 7mm), the company’s LGA series power amplifiers are capable of achieving industry-leading performance parameters. The high-gain devices in this series cover frequencies all the way from 700MHz through to 4.1GHz. Each features a 3-stage
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Date:
07/01/2021
ROHM’s New 80V Withstand 5A Output Power Supply ICs
Recent years have seen evolving markets of battery-driven applications and advanced industrial equipment such as 5G base stations and factory automation systems equipped with new functions utilizing IoT. This demands power supply ICs that are not only compact and operate at high efficiency, but also deliver lar
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07/01/2021
TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 family in TO-247-3-HCC housing
The family comes in a TO-247-3-HCC package and offers a broad portfolio comprising 20 A, 30 A, 40 A, 50 A, 60 A and 70 A current ratings. The devices can easily be used for replacing previous technologies like Infineon’s TRENCHSTOP 5 WR5 and HighSpeed 3 H3 as well as competitor technologies. The family is optimi
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Date:
07/01/2021
BLDC-Based Cordless Power Tools Offer Longer Run Times and a Better User Experience

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Figure 1. Three-phase BLDC motor drive overview

Introduction Cordless power tools are becoming increasingly popular in professional and DIY usage due to their ease of use, portability, and increased safety over mains-powered tools. With the inclusion of brushless DC (BLDC) motors, they are now suitable for most tasks. However, manufacturers are being chal
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Date:
07/01/2021