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July 2016
The The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of eight new research and development projects to receive a total of $11.5 million in federal funding under DOE’s Subsurface Technology and Engineering Research, Development, and Demonstration Crosscut initiative. The projects are focused
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07/28/2016
ON Semi introduces automotive PIModule for next-gen BLDC

The STK984-190-E Power Integrated Module

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has further expanded its portfolio of automotive Power Integrated Modules (PIMs) with the introduction of the STK984-190-E. Optimized for driving 3-phase brushless DC motors in modern automotive applications, this module contains six 40 V, 30 A MOSFETs
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07/28/2016
RUTRONIK now offers ARM-based starter kits from Advantech

ARM-based Starter Kits powered by NXP and TI processors

With its new ARM-based Starter Kits powered by NXP and TI processors, Advantech provides a shortcut for ARM platform evaluation and development, and are now available through Rutronik. The ARM-based starter kit includes key elements of a development environment including main boards with CPU cables, adapter
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07/28/2016

What is often missed in an automotive power supply when choosing an integrated circuit is not the specification on the data sheet but how the device will operate in the final design. This is because the datasheet covers the integrated circuit performance and can miss how the device will work in a closed loop
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07/27/2016
Allegro's new high-precision field-programmable linear hall-sensor IC offers reverse battery protection

Field-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC

Allegro MicroSystems announced a new field-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC with features including a 240 kHz bandwidth, integrated voltage regulator, reverse battery protection, user-selectable ratiometry, and uni- or bi-directional output options. High accuracy is achieved through proprietary
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07/27/2016
Offering a rationalized peripheral set, two new ultra-low-power STM32L4 product lines from ST Microelectronics provide a cost-optimized solution. With up to 256 Kbytes of Flash memory, our new STM32L43x MCUs comprise variants with versatile combinations of an integrated USB controller and LCD controller, while
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07/27/2016
Toshiba helps downsize LED modules with single-wire input illumination LED driver

The TB62D786FTG has a single-wire Manchester-encoded interface

Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced a 9-channel output LED driver IC that will save board space and reduce the size of LED modules in a variety of lighting and illumination applications. The TB62D786FTG has a single-wire Manchester-encoded interface, which is often used for wireless communication.
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07/26/2016
Active OR’ing controller from Diodes offers max voltage to 200V for high-rel power

ZXGD3111N7 active OR-ing MOSFET controller

Targeted at power systems that use redundancy to achieve high reliability in telecom, data center and server applications, the ZXGD3111N7 active OR-ing MOSFET controller from Diodes Incorporated increases performance with a 200V maximum drain voltage. This increase in VDRAIN from the previously announced 40V
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07/26/2016
GCT launches high-performance USB type-C connector family

GCT USB Type-C connector

Global Connector Technology (GCT), a leading global supplier of PCB connection solutions, has introduced a range of high-performance USB Type-C connectors that sets new market standards in design flexibility, transfer speed, power and usability. Designed for mobile and smart devices, the USB
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07/25/2016
Renesas Electronics Europe and SEGGER announced their collaboration to facilitate expansion of the ecosystem of Renesas’ RX Family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) through adoption of SEGGER’s newly-released SystemView software. Forthwith SystemView will support streaming over J-Link, as well as real-time
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07/19/2016
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, and Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analogue solutions, have announced a distribution agreement that allows RS to offer the complete Intersil product range to its customers in all territories worldwide. The Intersil
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07/15/2016
TT Electronics’ automotive actuators empower next-gen haptic accelerator pedals

Haptic pedal actuator

TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has introduced new automotive actuators for next-generation of haptic accelerator pedals. The new TT Electronics actuators tackle the weak spots of systems currently available on the market, offering a sub 400
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07/15/2016
Murata launches compact low-cost standalone LoRa module

LoRaWAN long range wireless module

Murata announced the launch of a compact low-cost low power wide area network (LPWAN) wireless module that supports the LoRaWAN long range wireless protocol. This standalone compact module measures just 12.5 x 11.6 x 1.76 mm, is constructed in a metal shielded package and comprises a Semtech SX1276 ultra long
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07/14/2016
PSDcast - Mark Moffat of Peregrine on their advanced GaN FET driver

Mark Moffat of Peregrine Semiconductor

In this PSDcast Mark Moffat, Peregrine Semiconductor's director of power management, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about wide-bandgap semiconductors and Peregrine's new GaN FET driver, the PE29100. Built on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, this new GaN driver empowers design engineers
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07/14/2016
Nordic Semi unveils product roadmap for low-power cellular IoT

Nordic Semiconductor announced the development of a low-power LTE technology for cellular IoT.

Nordic Semiconductor, a leading provider of ultra low power wireless connectivity, announced the development of a low power LTE technology for cellular Internet of Things (IoT). This development leverages Nordic Semiconductor's more than 10 years of leadership in ultra low power (ULP) wireless and its recruitment
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07/12/2016
Diodes' mini secondary-side MOSFET driver reduces BOM cost in 5V to 12V supplies

APR345 secondary-side MOSFET driver

The APR345 secondary-side MOSFET driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated delivers the smallest size, lowest BOM cost solution for synchronous rectification in 5V to 12V power supplies. This device is suitable for line-powered adapters and chargers for consumer products such as smartphones and tablets, PVRs
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07/12/2016
Allegro's DMOS microstepping driver offers translator, overcurrent protection

A5985 stepper motor driver IC

Allegro MicroSystems Europe announced a new integrated bipolar stepper motor driver IC with built-in translator for easy operation. Allegro’s A5985 is designed to operate bipolar stepper motors from full-step up to 1/32 step modes that are selectable by MSx logic inputs. This new device has an output drive
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07/12/2016
HITEC Power Protection, the inventor of diesel rotary UPS, announced its attendance at DatacenterDynamics Webscale, San Jose, CA, July 19-20 (Booth #31). The company will showcase its PowerPRO series, presented as the most reliable and efficient continuous power system available for mission-critical facilities.
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07/12/2016
Analogy Devices’ D/A converter empowers next-gen television

AD9162 converter

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced a D/A converter that brings the future of television to today's home viewers, enabling them to enjoy ultra–high-definition (UHD) and 4K television across more channels at unprecedented streaming and download speeds. The new AD9162 D/A converter represents a breakthrough
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07/11/2016
STMicro releases dev ecosystem, adds low-power STM32L4 Micros

the slim-form-factor NUCLEO-L432KC board

STMicroelectronics has introduced the development ecosystem for its latest low-power, high-performance STM32L4 microcontrollers (MCU) and expanded the series with five new product lines comprising a range of package and memory-density options. The expanded STM32L4 ecosystem builds on ST’s
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07/07/2016
Diode's brushless DC full-bridge motor driver offers PWM or DC-voltage speed control

AM9468 and AM9469 brushless DC motor drivers

Featuring a bridge-tied-load (BTL) drive architecture to minimize audible switching noise and electromagnetic interference (EMI), the AM9468 and AM9469 brushless DC motor drivers introduced by Diodes Incorporated provide smart driving of cooling fans in notebook and desktop computers, instrumentation and similar
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Date:
07/01/2016
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