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Digital Power

November 2016
A digital hybrid energy-storage system

The thermal image of the demonstrator indicates a slight temperature increase for the active components when operating at peak load.

Rutronik has developed a revolutionary new hybrid energy storage system (HESS) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ). The combination of battery and ultracapacitor improves the peak current characteristics of the energy storage system, minimizes battery degradation significantly,
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11/30/2016
Murata's PMBus-compliant PoL converter offers dynamic loop compensation

OKDL-T/60-W12-xxx-C digital PoL

Murata introduced the OKDL-T/60-W12, a 60 Amp, 95% efficient addition to the Murata Power Solutions OKD family of digitally controlled point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters. The OKDL-T/60 power module is ideally suited for FPGA and processor applications. The module is specified to operate over a Vin range of
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11/30/2016
Enabling the car of the future

Maxim’s GMSL SerDes chipsets can be used to connect head-unit video data to rear-seat entertainment consoles.

As the auto industry continues pushing development of autonomous vehicles, cars are increasingly becoming sophisticated electronic systems on wheels. Take the Ford GT—with 10 million lines of code, this car surpasses the code volume of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner by 3 million lines! Designing these
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11/29/2016

In the popular usage of the term, “electric vehicles” are those whose propulsion systems are under at least partial electric power. Long touted as environmentally beneficial, hybrid vehicles such as Toyota’s Prius and Chevrolet’s Volt have been rather successful in capturing market share initially. Relative
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11/29/2016
Transportation systems can have input voltage ranges up to 14V (single battery automotive), 28V (dual battery trucks, busses, airplanes), or higher, and require one or more low voltage rails for digital systems. As a result, designs of such systems need to know how they can step down from high input voltages
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11/29/2016
Driverless vehicles require sensors to be able to provide distance readings in relation to a vehicle ahead, behind or to the side to a central controller. Radar, laser, infrared and optical cameras, and ultrasound can all be used to gather data about other vehicles, the surroundings, and the road. Cameras are
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11/29/2016
NYU Nanoscale breakthrough promises atomic-scale electronics

At just one atom thick, tungsten disulfide allows energy to switch off and on, but it also absorbs and emits light, which could find applications in optoelectronics, sensing, and flexible electronics. The NYU logo shows the monolayer material emitting light

Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have pioneered a method for growing an atomic scale electronic material at the highest quality ever reported. In a paper published in Applied Physics Letters, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Davood Shahrjerdi and doctoral student
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11/29/2016
The LTM8055 is a buck-boost μModule® regulator with a 5V to 36V input range that can be easily paralleled to extend load current capability. Its 4-switch buck-boost topology features high efficiency while allowing the input voltage to be below, at or above the output—with smooth transitions between
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11/28/2016
ROHM's reference boards  evaluate high-voltage fan motor drivers

BM620xFS Series High-Voltage Onboard Fan Motor Drivers

ROHM announced the availability of reference boards designed to evaluate its high voltage fan motor drivers that achieve greater efficiency and simplify inverter configuration in home appliances such as ceiling fans and ACs. Of the total power consumed worldwide, it has been noted that close to 50% is used to
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11/24/2016
Mouser now has Silicon Labs’ Mighty Gecko IoT module

Silicon Labs MGM111 Mighty Gecko Module

Mouser Electronics, a leading distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking Silicon Labs’ new MGM111 Mighty Gecko mesh networking module, based on the EFR32 Mighty Gecko system-on-chip (SoCs). The MGM111 module is supported by Silicon Labs’ reliable, secure
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11/17/2016
TDK-Lambda 3200W industrial supply accepts 400/440/480V 3-Phase Delta or Wye AC input

TPS3000-24 power supply

TDK announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand TPS3000-24 power supply. Delivering up to 3200W output power (24V at 133.3A) in a 2U high package, the TPS will operate from a wide range Delta or Wye 350 - 528Vac three phase input. This industrial power supply is ideal for use in many applications including
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11/16/2016
Microsemi adds highly-integrated LX7720 motor controller to rad-tolerant space portfolio

LX7720 radiation-tolerant motor controller

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it is sampling the LX7720 radiation-tolerant motor controller, the newest member of its Space System Manager (SSM) product family. As the industry’s first highly integrated
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11/15/2016
Mouser now stocks Laird’s BL652 BLE and NFC module

BL652 Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC module

Mouser Electronics, a leading distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the BL652 Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC module from Laird Technologies. This small, powerful, energy-efficient, standalone Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communication (NFC)-certified
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11/15/2016
EPSG to present solutions for IIoT at SPS IPC Drives

EPSG at SPS IPC Drives

At the SPS IPC Drives trade fair, the EPSG will be demonstrating how POWERLINK can be used to create interface-free networks for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart factories of the future. Other high- lights to be found at Booth 410 in Hall 2 include brand new POWER- LINK products from Weidmüller
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11/14/2016
Lattice Semi and NDS Surgical Imaging to partner on tech for wireless HD vdeo for medical apps

ZeroWire ecosystem

Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, and NDS Surgical Imaging, a leader in designing and manufacturing medical visualization, imaging and video processing systems, today announced a strategic partnership leveraging Lattice’s WirelessHD solution specifically
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11/14/2016
Linear demos first wireless battery management in BMW i3 at electronica

Wireless BMS concept car at electronica

Linear Technology, the leading provider of battery stack monitoring ICs for electric and hybrid/electric vehicles, is demonstrating the industry’s first wireless automotive battery management system (BMS) concept car at the Electronica Show in Munich, Germany. This wireless BMS concept car, developed by Linear’s
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11/11/2016
Silicon Labs launches smallest Bluetooth low energy SiP with built-in antenna

BGM12x Blue Gecko module

Silicon Labs has introduced the industry’s smallest Bluetooth low energy system-in-package (SiP) module with a built-in chip antenna, offering a complete, cost-effective connectivity solution with no compromises in performance. Available in a tiny 6.5 mm x 6.5 mm package, the BGM12x Blue Gecko SiP module enables
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11/11/2016
Infineon makes fastest machine to complete Rubik's Cube

The Rubik’s Cube was solved in just 637 thousandths of a second

The Rubik’s Cube was solved in just 637 thousandths of a second: At the electronica trade fair, the machine “Sub1 Reloaded” pulled off the feat with the help of microchips from Infineon. The microcontroller AURIX™, one of the world’s most powerful minicomputers, also contributed to the record-breaking
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11/10/2016
Fraunhofer to unveil mini OLED for low-power eyewear at electronica

Fraunhofer advanced microdisplay

Data glasses mirror information to the eye without interfering with the wearer‘s vision. However, the battery runs down quickly, because the electronics consume a great amount of electricity while playing back the images. Fraunhofer researchers have developed an energy-saving display that reduces the power
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11/04/2016
The new R&S RT-ZP1X passive 1:1 probe from Rohde & Schwarz broadens the application range of its R&S RTO and R&S RTE series oscilloscopes. Both the probe and the oscilloscopes' frontend are extremely low noise, making this combination ideal for measuring the smallest of signals down to 1 mV/div,
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11/04/2016
Renesas' RL78/I1C microcontrollers support international standards (DLMS) for smart meters

RL78/I1C MCUs

Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the availability of its new microcontrollers (MCUs) for the power meter market, particularly targeting the smart meters. The new RL78/I1C Group of MCUs is designed for the international standard DLMS with enhanced security
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11/04/2016
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11/03/2016
PSDcast - Diana Goehringer of TULIPP on next-gen energy-efficient embedded image processing

Diana Goehringer of TULIPP

In this PSDcast, Diana Goehringer of TULIPP talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about next-gen energy-efficient embedded image processing. TULIPP's focus is to develop a reference platform for vision-based system designers that defines a set of guidelines for the selection of relevant combinations
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11/03/2016
Teledyne LeCroy launches RP4030 active voltage rail probe and SPMI decoder

RP4030 active voltage rail probe and an industry first MIPI System Power Management Interface (SPMI) serial decoder

Teledyne LeCroy launches two new products,  the RP4030 active voltage rail probe and an industry first MIPI System Power Management Interface (SPMI) serial decoder. The RP4030 probe measures small signal variations on a DC power/voltage rail, while the SPMI decoder monitors and correlates SPMI serial bus
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11/02/2016

 



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