Consumer

December 2022
Power Modules Accelerate the Path to Long-Haul, Autonomous Trucking

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Figure 1: Kodiak Robotics integrates autonomous technology into commercial fleets using power modules.

­Commercial trucking is the backbone of the U.S. economy. That has never been more evident than in the past few years as Covid-19 supply chain disruptions gripped the country. At the same time, it’s becoming harder and harder to find people who want to drive trucks. The average American truck driver is abou
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Date:
12/31/2022

ROHM's New MOSFETs Contribute to Higher Efficiency and Safer Operation with an Original Insulation Structure

ROHM's New MOSFETs Contribute to Higher Efficiency and Safer Operation with an Original Insulation Structure

­ROHM Semiconductor announced they have developed a compact, high efficiency 20V N-channel MOSFET (RA1C030LD), optimized for switching in small, thin devices, including smartphones and wearables such as wireless earbuds and other hearable equipment. In recent years, the increasing sophistication and power
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Date:
12/20/2022
SEGGER J-Link Software Update Saves Enough to Power 50 German Homes

SEGGER J-Link Software Update Saves Enough to Power 50 German Homes

­With the latest software update, SEGGER has further reduced the power consumption of its J-Link line of debug probes, introducing Standby and Eco modes.  Standby mode does not affect J Link's legendary performance and requires nothing more than installing the latest software, which can be dow
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Date:
12/16/2022
Alliance Memory Expands Multiple I/O Serial NOR Flash Memory Series With New 1.8V, 128Mb Solutions

Alliance Memory Expands Multiple I/O Serial NOR Flash Memory Series With New 1.8V, 128Mb Solutions

­Alliance Memory announced that the company has expanded its AS25F series of multiple input/output serial NOR flash memory products with two new 1.8V, 128Mb devices. Offering support for single, dual, and quad SPI modes — with a QPI function — the AS25F1128MQ-70SIN and AS25F1128MQ-70WIN combine fast rea
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Date:
12/14/2022
CUI Devices Introduces Ultra-Compact 3 x 2 mm Tactile Switch

CUI Devices Introduces Ultra-Compact 3 x 2 mm Tactile Switch

­CUI Devices’ Switches Group announced the introduction of one of the industry’s smallest tactile switches. Housed in an ultra-compact 3 x 2 x 0.6 mm package, the TS19 series carries an IP67 rating for dealing with moisture and environmental contaminants as well as a rugged lifecycle ra
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Date:
12/13/2022
ROHM Delivers the Industry's Highest Rated Power Shunt Resistors in the 0508 Size

ROHM Delivers the Industry's Highest Rated Power Shunt Resistors in the 0508 Size

­ROHM Semiconductor announced they have developed the LTR10L series of wide terminal shunt resistors, optimized for a variety of applications in the automotive, industrial, and consumer sectors. ROHM has also strengthened their considerable lineup with two updated general-purpose MCR series sh
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Date:
12/09/2022
Smallest IP67-Rated Tactile Switch Available Provides Greater Design Flexibility

Smallest IP67-Rated Tactile Switch Available Provides Greater Design Flexibility

­Littelfuse, Inc. announced the new C&K Switches NanoT product line, a series of miniature, surface-mounted, very low profile, waterproof tactile switches.  Smart wearables, health monitoring devices, and other battery-powered IoT devices are driving the need for a higher density o
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Date:
12/06/2022
World's First Centrally Processed 4D Imaging Radar Architecture for Autonomous Mobility Systems

World's First Centrally Processed 4D Imaging Radar Architecture for Autonomous Mobility Systems

­Ambarella, Inc. announced the world’s first centralized 4D imaging radar architecture, which allows both central processing of raw radar data and deep, low-level fusion with other sensor inputs—including cameras, lidar and ultrasonics. This breakthrough architecture provides greater environmental pe
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Date:
12/06/2022
i-ToF Imager Based on Infineon's Novel Pixel Technology Boosts 3D Camera System Performance

i-ToF Imager Based on Infineon's Novel Pixel Technology Boosts 3D Camera System Performance

­Infineon Technologies AG in cooperation with 3D Time-of-Flight specialist and premium partner pmdtechnologies is introducing the IRS2975C imager sensor, a performance-push evolution of the IRS2875C. The imager works according to the Time-of-Flight (ToF) principle known as indirect ToF (i-ToF) and is the first in
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Date:
12/02/2022
Leading the Charge in Mobile Phones

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Figure 1: Halo Microelectronics HL7132 application circuit for charge pump fast charger

­We rely upon our mobile devices and wearables more and more, so we constantly seek enhanced performance and functionality from them. However, with this comes the need for increased battery capacity, despite recent advances in efficient operation. Convenience is the key, allowing users to charge these high-capacity de
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Date:
12/01/2022
High-Performance / Low-Cost 30W DC-DC Converter with 4:1 Input Range

High-Performance / Low-Cost 30W DC-DC Converter with 4:1 Input Range

­TRACO POWER announces it’s next generation of 30W DC-DC converters in the standard 1 x 1 inch footprint with the new THL 30WI series. This next-generation product greatly improves the “cost / performance” ratio in the 30W, 1 x 1” industry standard product area. Combined with safety approvals to the lat
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Date:
12/01/2022
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