Consumer

June 2022
Navitas Powers Xiaomi's First In-Box GaN 100 W Laptop Fast Charger

Navitas Powers Xiaomi's First In-Box GaN 100 W Laptop Fast Charger

­Navitas Semiconductor has announced that the latest Xiaomi Redmi laptop family 100 W fast chargers are driven by next-generation GaNFast power ICs with GaNSense technology. Consumer electronics giant Xiaomi has adopted GaNFast technology to develop an ultra-compact, high-power-density charger now shipping with a
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Date:
06/30/2022
Touch Controller Supports New-Generation AMOLED Energy-Saving Displays

Touch controller from STMicroelectronics supports new-generation AMOLED energy-saving displays

­The FingerTip FTG2-SLP touchscreen controller from STMicroelectronics enables advanced features to support the latest active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays that promise more power saving and extended runtime in smartphones. Low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) AMOLED di
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Date:
06/29/2022
SEGGER announces Flasher Support for Infineon TriCoreTM AURIX

SEGGER announces Flasher Support for Infineon TriCoreTM AURIX

­SEGGER Flashers are a family of professional in-circuit programmers, designed to be used in service environments, prototype programming, and for mass production. They program the flash (non-volatile) memory of microcontrollers and Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs) as well as (Q)SPI flashes. They are fast, robust, r
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Date:
06/22/2022
PSDcast – TE's AI Cup Helps Solve Real-World Challenges

The founder of the TE AI Cup and Vice President Technology, TE Global Operations, Dr. Roberto Lu.

­Held annually since 2018, the TE AI Cup connects talent from Asia, North America and Europe to help solve real-world challenges, and on the line to discuss this is the founder of the TE AI Cup and Vice President Technology, TE Global Operations, Dr. Roberto Lu.
Date:
06/09/2022
Compact Inductors with Enhanced Performance Capabilities to Address Smartphone Power Circuit Demands

The new TFM201208BLE series of inductors

­TDK Corporation has developed the new TFM201208BLE series of inductors optimized for space-constrained smartphone power circuits. These are available in 0.24, 0.33 and 0.47 µH versions. Mass production will begin in June 2022. Each supplied in a 2.0 (L) x 1.2 (W) x 0.8 mm (H) form factor, the inductors in this l
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Date:
06/07/2022
New Processors Make Edge AI More Accessible While Cutting Power Consumption in Half

New Processors Make Edge AI More Accessible While Cutting Power Consumption in Half

­Expanding on its history of delivering highly integrated processors, Texas Instruments (TI) introduced new Sitara AM62 processors that help expand edge artificial intelligence (AI) processing into next-generation applications. The low-power design of the new processors enables support for dual-screen displays an
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Date:
06/03/2022
Is our Increased Reliance on Technology a Bad Thing?

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Digital Trends has an extremely provocative piece about overreliance on smart homes, but if we extrapolate even a tiny bit, it applies to the Internet of Things and the extent of our tech-driven existence (including and especially smartphones). The author mentions going on vacation and trying to raise Ale
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Date:
06/01/2022
Gesture Recognition from Dream to Reality

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Figure 1: Typical methods of interacting with high-tech equipment

­Some may remember the 2002 film Minority Report with Tom Cruise, where the main character uses special gloves to control an interface. Some years later, Tony Stark in Iron Man 2 manipulated and analyzed holographic renditions of various environments using hand gestures and voice commands. Many have dreamed ab
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Date:
06/01/2022
LEDs Can Become Point-Like: Why Can’t Their Drivers?

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Figure 1: NexGen Vertical GaN. The GaN Drift Layer grows on a GaN wafer

The lighting industry continues to push innovation in LED applications. First, more compact designs are needed without sacrificing light quality. As designs become sleeker, light sources can disappear into the background and consumers can enjoy their lighting without having to see the direct light source, or wo
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Date:
06/01/2022