Consumer

August 2021
Stackpole Improves Power Rating For RNCF0201 Resistor To 0.05W
As design engineers continue to push the miniaturization of electronic devices while maintaining or increasing functionality, there is a corresponding need for smaller and more precise electronic components, such as chip resistors. If a precision application requires both small size and high-power handling, finding
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Date:
08/31/2021

Current Limit Power Switch Protects Automotive Subsystems
Diodes Incorporated introduces the AP22653Q programmable current limiting power switch. Streamlining power system design and assuring ongoing reliability, this automotive-compliant device provides a controlled and protected power path. It is rated to handle continuous load currents of up to 1.5A. Key ap
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Date:
08/31/2021
Next-Generation Supercapacitors for Automotive Applications
KEMET, part of the YAGEO Group, announces its new high-performance supercapacitors for automotive electronics, the FMD and FU0H series. These series deliver 1,000 hours at 85°C/85% RH-rated voltage and operational temperature ranging from -40°C to 85°C. The FMD series offers the highest lifetime with up to 4,0
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08/31/2021
CoaXPress Version of EoSens Creation High-Speed Camera
Mikrotron has followed up on the successful launch of its 10GigE GenICam EoSens Creation two-megapixel camera with a new CoaXPress version 2.0, the EoSens Creation 2.0CXP2. Like the 10GigE model, the new camera lets engineers embed custom IP (image processing algorithms) into a Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA that
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Date:
08/30/2021
What you Need to Know About Trimming the Output Voltage of a Power Supply

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Figure 1: Power supply output voltage is trimmed so that power supply voltage = desired load voltage + total conductor impedance voltage drop

What is Trimming and How is it Used? Trimming the output voltage of a power supply simply means adjusting the voltage by a small amount. By convention, the term trimming is used for applications where the power supply has a specified nominal output voltage and the user is able to change the output voltage
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Date:
08/30/2021
Driving High-Power Class-D Audio to New Heights

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Figure 1. Class-D multi-chip modules integrate PWM modulator, high voltage gate driver, MOSFET output stage, and protection features in one device. (MERUS™ application brochure).

Class-D audio power amplifiers have succeeded in professional and high-end consumer markets by offering a combination of small size, low heat dissipation, high integration, and great sound. Efficiency has always been a strong point of the class-D topology; the key to eliminating the bulky heatsinks needed
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08/24/2021
TTI Stocks Amphenol Temperature Scanning Entry System
TTI, Inc., offers available inventory on Amphenol Advanced Sensors’ TSCAN-750 Temperature Scanning Entry System.  This system combines traditional infrared (IR) temperature measurement with artificial intelligence (Al) facial recognition and provides full and partial facial recognition with the capab
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08/18/2021
Murata Electronics Develops New XRCGB-F1S Series Crystals
Murata Electronics has developed the XRCGB-F1S series crystals. It provides improved temperature characteristics and lower frequency tolerance (+-10ppm). Using a silicon conductive paste in the construction process, they are able to achieve a reduction in temperature variation characteristics across the te
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Date:
08/17/2021
Cost-effective IP67 Tactile Switch for High Volume Applications
C&K has developed a versatile sealed tactile switch suited for a wide variety of consumer, industrial, IoT and portable electronic applications that require long operational life at a cost-effective price point. The EL tactile switch series combines common heights and actuation forces with a longer li
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Date:
08/16/2021
Integrated ACF controller incorporates four functions
There is a new trend in the industry where manufacturers no longer include power adapters with their products. As with many trends, this one started, or at least was made popular by Apple who stopped shipping adapters with their iPhones. That lead has been followed by Samsung and other manufacturers. As the majori
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08/13/2021
Piezo Sounder Achieves Higher Sound Pressure in Same Footprint
Murata Electronics has newly developed the PKMCS0909E48H0-R1 SMD Piezo Sounder at 4.8 KHz which is a new and improved model from the current SMD sounder (PKMCS0909E4000-R1).The new sounder uses the same 9mm x 9mm footprint, is 1mm taller, uses new materials, operates at 800 Hz higher in frequency and boosts th
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08/10/2021
New Higher-Performance, Lower-Cost Transistors
GaN Systems introduced two new transistors in the industry’s broadest portfolio of GaN power transistors. The transistors are packaged in a standard 8×8 mm PDFN package. The GS-065-011-2-L allows users to reduce the cost per watt of delivered powered in 45W to 150W applications and the GS-065-030-2-L is th
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Date:
08/10/2021
PSDcast – How Much Power Does

Y. Charlie Hu, Michael and Katherine Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University.

The generally accepted wisdom is that your phone’s “dark mode” saves a bunch of power. But according to a new study at Purdue University, for most people, the actual power savings are microscopic.
Date:
08/09/2021
Automotive-Grade Semi-Shielded Power Inductor Series
Bourns, Inc., announced its automotive-grade Model SRN6045HA power inductor series. These new inductors feature semi-shielded construction to combine the features of non-shielded and shielded inductors, and offer lower magnetic field radiation than non-shielded inductors. The new products are a more cost-effi
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08/08/2021
AVX Releases New Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Portfolio
AVX Corporation has released a full range of aluminum capacitors spanning three different electrolytic technologies and six different series. This new range of surface-mount aluminum chip capacitors add a ninth capacitor type to AVX’s already-extensive capacitor product portfolio, which also in
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Date:
08/06/2021
Extending Wireless Charging to Higher Power Applications

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Figure 1: Conventional Wireless Charger Design

While cable-free charging based on standards such as Qi has become commonplace for small, portable devices there have traditionally been challenges in taking wireless up to higher power levels. Now that is set to change with emerging technologies that not only overcome the limitations of conventional wireless st
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Date:
08/01/2021