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March 2024
Renesas Introduces Industry's First General-Purpose 32-bit RISC-V MCUs with Internally Developed CPU Core

Renesas Introduces Industry's First General-Purpose 32-bit RISC-V MCUs with Internally Developed CPU Core

­Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the industry’s first general-purpose 32-bit RISC-V-based microcontrollers (MCUs) built with an internally developed CPU core. While many MCU providers have recently joined investment alliances to advance the development of RISC-V products, Renesas has already de
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Date:
03/26/2024
Toshiba Releases New Microcontrollers with Expanded Code Flash Memory Capacity to Support Firmware Updates

Toshiba Releases New Microcontrollers with Expanded Code Flash Memory Capacity to Support Firmware Updates

­Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (“Toshiba”) strengthens the line up of low-power 32-bit microcontrollers in its TXZ+™ Family Advanced Class with the addition of sixteen new products with 1MB/512KB flash memory capacity and four types of packages. The newly released devices feature various interface and
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Date:
03/26/2024
Eggtronic Unveils Ultra-High-Efficiency AC/DC ZVS Flyback Architecture with Industry's Highest Non-PFC Output Power

Eggtronic Unveils Ultra-High-Efficiency AC/DC ZVS Flyback Architecture with Industry's Highest Non-PFC Output Power

­Eggtronic has unveiled a new addition to its ‘QuarEgg’ ZVS Flyback family of high-density power conversion solutions with an ultra-high-efficiency architecture that increases the power output available to designers before they are required to implement power factor correction (PFC). European standard EN
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Date:
03/21/2024
Renesas MCUs with High-Resolution Analog and Over-the-Air Update Support Help Customer Systems Conserve Energy

Renesas MCUs with High-Resolution Analog and Over-the-Air Update Support Help Customer Systems Conserve Energy

­Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the RA2A2 microcontroller (MCU) Group based on the Arm® Cortex®-M23 processor. The new, low-power devices offer a 24-bit Sigma-Delta analog-to-digital converter (SDADC), and an innovative dual-bank code flash and bank swap function that make it easy to im
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Date:
03/21/2024
KYOCERA AVX Releases New Wet Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Qualified to Industrial Endurance Levels

KYOCERA AVX Releases New Wet Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Qualified to Industrial Endurance Levels

­KYOCERA AVX has released the new surface-mount AEF Series wet aluminum V-chip electrolytic capacitors, which are designed for industrial and consumer electronics applications with high-density PCBs and qualified to industrial endurance levels. The series is available in 11 di
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Date:
03/20/2024
Single-Chip Solution for ZVS Flyback

Single-Chip Solution for ZVS Flyback

­PI has achieved a new level of integration with the latest generation of our flagship InnoSwitch flyback switcher IC family. InnoSwitch5-Pro digitally programmable switcher ICs are a single-chip solution that achieves zero-voltage switching (ZVS) without the costly addition of a high-voltage switch. The new devic
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Date:
03/19/2024
Murata to Invest in Apple's Restore Fund

Murata to Invest in Apple's Restore Fund

­Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (“Murata”) will invest up to 30 million USD in Apple’s Restore Fund which is aimed at generating high quality carbon credits. The fund will be managed by Climate Asset Management (Location: London, UK; CEO: Martin Berg), a joint venture between HSBC Asset Management and Po
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Date:
03/14/2024
Higher Current-Carrying TCO Devices Help Protect High Energy Density Batteries

Bourns® Model NX Series Miniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff (TCO) Devices

­Bourns, Inc., announced its latest miniature resettable thermal cutoff (TCO) device series, also known as mini-breakers, that are designed to control abnormal, excessive current virtually instantaneously, up to rated limits. The Model NX Series offers higher current-carrying capabilities combined wi
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Date:
03/13/2024
Secondary Protection ICs with Cascade Function for Power Tools and E-Bikes

Secondary Protection ICs with Cascade Function for Power Tools and E-Bikes

­ABLIC, a group company of MinebeaMitsumi Inc., today launched the S-82K5B/M5B Series secondary protection ICs for 3 to 5 serially connected cells, which are ABLIC’s first secondary protection ICs with an integrated cascade function that can reduce the number of components required for monitoring of batteries wit
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Date:
03/13/2024
HP Launches World's First Business PCs to Protect Firmware Against Quantum Computer Hacks

HP Launches World's First Business PCs to Protect Firmware Against Quantum Computer Hacks

­The potential introduction of quantum computers capable of breaking asymmetric cryptography will put the entire digital world at risk and is becoming increasingly plausible every day. This is why HP has announced the world’s first business PCs to protect firmware against quantum co
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Date:
03/08/2024
Murata Launches Three Power Systems, Electrifying the Semiconductor Landscape

Stephen Allen, VP of power, pSemi Corporation, a Murata Company

­Murata announced the launch of three new power product solutions designed to help solve the challenges, constraints, and limitations of the power electronics industry. These include the PE25208, a revolutionary ultra-high efficiency charge pump IC aimed to fuel the future of portable consumer electronics, in
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Date:
03/08/2024
SEGGER and GigaDevice Partner to Provide emWin GUI Software

SEGGER and GigaDevice Partner to Provide emWin GUI Software

With GD32, the largest Arm-based MCU product family in China, GigaDevice was first to launch MCUs containing Cortex®-M3, -M4, -M23, -M33, and -M7 cores in China. With this, GigaDevice achieves comprehensive coverage of mainstream microcontroller applications, from low energy to ultra-high performance, covering co
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Date:
03/07/2024
Consumer Electronics Market Size to Hit USD 1 trillion by 2031, Projected at 8.5% CAGR

Consumer Electronics Market Size to Hit USD 1 trillion by 2031, Projected at 8.5% CAGR

­Transparency Market Research Inc. - The global consumer electronics market is estimated to flourish at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2021 to 2031. Transparency Market Research projects that the overall sales revenue for consumer electronics is estimated to reach US$ 1 trillion by the en
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Date:
03/07/2024
Global Capacitive Sensors Market Size is Estimated to Reach USD 42.50 billion by 2030

Global Capacitive Sensors Market Size is Estimated to Reach USD 42.50 billion by 2030

­Using non-contact capacitive proximity sensors, practically any item, regardless of material, may be identified as present or absent. They take advantage of the capacitance electrical property, which can change in response to a change in the electrical field around the active face of the sensor. By detecting an
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Date:
03/07/2024
ADI and the BMW Group Join Forces to Provide Industry-Leading 10Mb Ethernet for Automotive, Enabling Software-Defined Vehicles

Yasmine King, Vice President, Automotive Cabin Experience at ADI

­Analog Devices, Inc. and the BMW Group announced an early adoption of E²B™, ADI's 10BASE-T1S Ethernet to the Edge bus technology within the automotive industry. Automotive Ethernet connectivity is a key enabler of new, zonal architectures in automotive design and supports automotive megatrends such as
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Date:
03/07/2024
Silanna Semiconductor Takes ACF Integration to Next Level by Combining PWM Control, 700V GaN FET, X-Cap discharge, ACF Driver and UHV Start-up Regulator in Single Chip

Silanna Semiconductor Takes ACF Integration to Next Level by Combining PWM Control, 700V GaN FET, X-Cap discharge, ACF Driver and UHV Start-up Regulator in Single Chip

­Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, has expanded its CO2 Smart Power Family of AC/DC and DC/DC converter technologies with the launch of an active clamp flyback (ACF) controller that integrates adaptive digital PWM control with ultra-high-voltage (UHV) components comprising a 700 V primary GaN FET,
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Date:
03/06/2024
Nexperia Unveils Next Gen Low-Voltage Analog Switches

Nexperia Unveils Next Gen Low-Voltage Analog Switches

­Nexperia introduced a new series of 4- and 8-channel analog switches designed to monitor and protect 1.8 V electronic systems. This series of multiplexers includes AEC-Q100 qualified variants intended for use in automotive applications as well as standard versions suitable for a broader range of consumer an
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Date:
03/05/2024
Green Cubes Announces Battery Pack to Power Computer Cart Systems

Green Cubes Announces Battery Pack to Power Computer Cart Systems

­Green Cubes Technology (Green Cubes), the leader in producing lithium-ion power systems that facilitate the electrification of mobile workstations, today announced the Green Cubes Power Bank, a slim, rugged portable battery pack to extend the runtime of laptops and small computer systems.  “Powering a laptop
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Date:
03/04/2024
AI Faces a Barrage of Legal Challenges

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Some non-consensual images of Taylor Swift and a 1-hour comedy special from the very deceased George Carlin is bringing the dark side of artificial intelligence to the public consciousness. And this isn’t late 20th century roboapocalypse agita – for the moment, the biggest AI threat is a plethora of copyr
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Date:
03/01/2024
Power Supplies – Still Better to Buy

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

­The merchant power supply market, valued at USD 35.78 billion in 2022, is projected to reach USD 50.22 Billion by 2030 – a CAGR of 5.13 percent. The merchant power supply market refers to the industry that produces devices and systems responsible for providing electrical power to electronic devices and sys
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Date:
03/01/2024
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