Consumer

February 2022
Molex Squba 3.60mm Pre-Crimped Leads in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, announces the availability of Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Squba 3.60mm Pre-Crimped Leads from stock at TTI. Molex and TTI have now added the Squba 3.60mm product to our range of OTS Pre-Crimped Leads. As their name suggests, these products are in st
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02/28/2022
System solutions for battery-powered applications: Part 4 of 4 Editorial Series sponsored by Infineon; Innovative solutions for compact and efficient battery-powered applications

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Introduction As discussed in previous installments in this series, integrating power electronics co-located or in close proximity to motors is an important design goal in many battery-powered applications. Faced with increasing functionality and power requirements, as well as the size and weight constraints in
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02/25/2022
Three New Semi-Shielded Power Inductor Series
Bourns, Inc., announced the expansion of its power inductor line with three new semi-shielded power inductor model series, Model SRN3030HA, SRN4030HA, and SRN5030HA. The new AEC-200 compliant power inductors from Bourns are designed with high current capacity, compact size, low loss, high op
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02/24/2022
Infineon Invests Over €2 Billion in New Frontend Fab
There was a time where the trend in the semiconductor industry was to move to a fabless strategy. Why bother with the expense of a fab and gaining the expertise in-house to take care of complex manufacturing, when you could easily subcontract to a specialist who’d make your chips cheaply and with higher yields t
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02/22/2022
System solutions for battery-powered applications: Part 3 of 4 Editorial Series sponsored by Infineon; Maximizing integration and addressing EMI challenges in low-voltage motor drive/control applications

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Introduction Now that the era of the IoT, AI, and 5G has arrived, intelligent, lightweight, and miniaturized motor drives are essential to the next generation of power tools. According to a forecast provided by Grandview Research [1], the global power tool market is projected to reach 40.9 billion US dollars
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02/18/2022
System solutions for battery-powered applications: Part 1 of 4 Editorial Series sponsored by Infineon; System solutions for robots and cordless power tool applications A move towards the future

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Introduction Very often we hear that today’s world is moving faster. Let’s take a moment to think about what this really means. We see things changing around us, no doubt about it. New apps, solutions, behaviors, habits, discoveries, implementations – there are plenty of innovative ideas that one cou
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02/04/2022
Commercial Space Station Could Host Low-Gravity Sports

Crew interior of the Axiom Station

Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E.), which plans on shooting (part of) a Tom Cruise movie in low-Earth orbit, has announced an interesting addition to Axiom’s commercial space station – S.E.E. has tapped Axiom to build SEE-1, the world’s first content and entertainment studios and multi-purpose arena in
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02/04/2022
Allied Electronics Offers Schneider's New Image Recognition Tool
Allied Electronics & Automation now offers Schneider Electric’s new image recognition tool, Pixie, to help its customers identify products faster and easier. This technology can recognize products through a single snap of a smartphone camera or photo upload through a personal computer.  The digital w
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02/03/2022
It’s All About Voltage Ratings

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Figure 1: Voltage distributes equally across inductor turns

Yes, voltage ratings for inductors. The popularity of molded composite core inductors has placed new emphasis on voltage ratings to ensure safe and reliable inductor operation. Molded-core inductors place the core material in direct contact with the windings, changing the way inductor windings are insulated. New circuit
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02/02/2022
Eaton and LG Electronics to Enable Flexible Home Energy Management

Matt Alexander, vice president of marketing for Eaton’s Commercial and Residential Distribution Solutions division

As more homeowners look to lower their carbon footprints, power management company Eaton is partnering with home energy solutions innovator LG Electronics to deliver flexible load management for renewable distributed energy applications. Eaton will integrate its intelligent power management technology, including it
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02/02/2022