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March 2023
Kyocera-AVX Expands its Time- and Cost-Saving 9176-700 Series Capped IDC Connectors

Kyocera-AVX Expands its Time- and Cost-Saving 9176-700 Series Capped IDC Connectors

­KYOCERA AVX added new four- and five-position models to its 9176-700 Series capped insulation displacement contact (IDC) connectors for 18–24AWG wire, which are engineered to satisfy the demanding requirements of automotive, transportation, industrial, lighting, and medical applications.    9176-700 Series ca
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Date:
03/30/2023
Morse Micro and Quectel Partner to Take Wi-Fi HaLow to Market

Michael De Nil, co-founder and chief executive officer at Morse Micro

­Morse Micro and Quectel Wireless Solutions announced a strategic partnership to deliver Wi-Fi HaLow solutions to market. Through the partnership, Quectel will integrate Morse Micro’s 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow technology into a new module, designed for consumer, industrial, agricultural and other us
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Date:
03/15/2023
New Yorker Electronics Releases Vishay Load Switches with Programmable Current Limits & OVP Enhanced Reliability

New Yorker Electronics Releases Vishay Load Switches with Programmable Current Limits & OVP Enhanced Reliability

­New Yorker Electronics is featuring four newly released Vishay eFuses that feature programmable current limits and overvoltage protection (OVP) in the compact 3mm x 3mm TDFN package. Designed to operate over a wide 2.8V to 23V input voltage range — with a 28 VIN DC tolerance — the 3.5A SiP32433A/B and
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Date:
03/15/2023
Halo Microelectronics Introduces a New Dual-Phase 40W Charge Pump Charger IC

Halo Microelectronics Introduces a New Dual-Phase 40W Charge Pump Charger IC

­Halo Microelectronics announces the launch of its HL7139A, a low-voltage fast direct charger for 1-cell Li-ion and Li-ion polymer batteries. The device integrates a dual-phase switched capacitive converter and reverse blocking MOSFET (QRB FET) to achieve a 97.4% efficiency for 4.5V output and 5A charging current wi
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Date:
03/15/2023
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces a Powerful New Duo of Protection Switches for Type C EPR 3.1

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces a Powerful New Duo of Protection Switches for Type C EPR 3.1

­Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced a powerful duo of sink and source switches that can increase the power delivery capability of USB Type-C ports to 140W, paving the way for Type C extended power range (EPR) implementations. The AOZ13937DI is suited for 28V Type C sinking applications while th
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Date:
03/15/2023
Sharge Selects GaN FETs from EPC for High-power USB PD Charger

Sharge Selects GaN FETs from EPC for High-power USB PD Charger

­Efficient Power Conversion has teamed up with SHARGE Technology (SHARGE) to design a 67 W USB PD charger with a power display screen. The Retro 67 fast charger uses EPC’s 100 V GaN FET, EPC2218, which can deliver 231 A pulsed current in a tiny footprint of 3.5 mm x 1.95 mm offering designers a significantly sm
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Date:
03/15/2023
Microchip Expands its Secure Authentication IC Portfolio

Microchip Expands its Secure Authentication IC Portfolio

­Embedded security continues to be a high priority, and architects need vetted, easy-to-use and cost-optimized security solutions that are compliant with industry best practices. To provide architects with comprehensive embedded security solutions, Microchip Technology (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announces it
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Date:
03/14/2023
STMicroelectronics Simplifies and Accelerates Wireless Product Development with Certified STM32WB1MMC Bluetooth LE Module

STMicroelectronics Simplifies and Accelerates Wireless Product Development with Certified STM32WB1MMC Bluetooth LE Module

­The new STM32 Bluetooth wireless module from STMicroelectronics lets designers access the advantages of ST’s dual core STM32WB microcontrollers (MCUs), especially in projects intended for low-to-medium production volumes. The module simplifies development and accelerates time to market, combining
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Date:
03/13/2023
±1% Accuracy Current Sense Amplifier ICs Reduce Mounting Area by Approximately 46% Over Conventional Configurations

±1% Accuracy Current Sense Amplifier ICs Reduce Mounting Area by Approximately 46% Over Conventional Configurations

­ROHM Semiconductor announced the BD1421x-LA series of space-saving, high accuracy current sense amplifier ICs for industrial (e.g., wireless base stations, PLCs, inverters) and consumer applications (e.g., home appliances). For years, the demand for current sensing has been increasing in severa
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Date:
03/10/2023
High-Voltage MCU with USB-C PD and Buck-Boost Charging Controller, Streamlining Embedded System Design

High-Voltage MCU with USB-C PD and Buck-Boost Charging Controller, Streamlining Embedded System Design

­USB-C has been widely adopted as the connector of choice in the consumer electronics industry and is expected to replace the majority of conventional power adapters up to 240 W. As the world transitions to USB-C-based DC power sources, fast-charging protocols are becoming ubiquitous, enabling greater functionality an
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Date:
03/08/2023
Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth Combo Extends Battery-Life for IoT Applications with up to 65% Power Reduction

Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth Combo Extends Battery-Life for IoT Applications with up to 65% Power Reduction

­Infineon Technologies AG announced the new AIROC CYW43022 ultra-low power, dual-band Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth combo, extending its broad portfolio of existing AIROC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth products. The CYW43022 ultra-low power architecture delivers industry-leading performance, with up to a 65 percent reduction in
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Date:
03/06/2023
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces a New AC-DC Active Bridge Rectifier Solution

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces a New AC-DC Active Bridge Rectifier Solution

­Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced an extension to its active bridge driver, AlphaZBL™ family. Available in an SOP-8L package, the AOZ7203AV is a self-powered dual driver IC for driving external high-voltage MOSFETs to replace twolow-side diodes of bridge rectifier. The new device is
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Date:
03/03/2023
Pushing the Power Density Envelope in DC/DC Conversion

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­One of the biggest challenges in enabling Artificial Intelligence (AI) computing is the increase of processing power in a fixed converter footprint. As a consequence, such intense power demands are shifting rack power levels above the 30-kW range. The “Open Compute Project” (OCP) attempts to address these ch
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Date:
03/01/2023
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