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Health, Medical & Mobility

 



 

 

Health, Medical & Mobility

February 2017
AT&S advances PCB, module and packaging tech

11 key European actors are collaborating on the GaNonCMOS project

 For years, AT&S has worked at the forefront of process and technology development to meet the challenges of continued miniaturization and the demand for better energy efficiency. In this context, the company is involved in various research and development
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02/28/2017
Current market requirements are trending towards further downsizing and increased efficiency of power conversion systems. For this reason, enhanced power density of the power modules will be critical in order to respond to the evolving needs of the market. In order to increase the power density, All-SiC modules
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02/28/2017
Toshiba launches IoT dev kit for Bluetooth wearables

EBTZ1041-SK-A1 ‘starter kit’ supports the prototyping of highly integrated IoT wearable applications

Toshiba Electronics has announced a comprehensive development kit that provides the hardware and software needed to create wearable devices that handle multiple sensor inputs. The EBTZ1041-SK-A1 ‘starter kit’ supports the prototyping of highly integrated IoT wearable applications featuring the Toshiba TZ1000
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02/28/2017

TDK's PiezoHapt thin actuator touts low driving voltage

PiezoHapt actuator

TDK has expanded its portfolio of haptic components with the new ultra-thin PiezoHapt actuator featuring a very short response time of just 4 ms. PiezoHapt has a unimorph design consisting of a multilayer piezo element bonded to one side of a vibration plate. With a thickness of a mere 0.35 mm the new haptic
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02/28/2017
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the completion of Renesas’ acquisition of Intersil Corporation. The transaction brings together the advanced technology and
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02/27/2017
Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies are working with Vodafone to test 5G interoperability and conduct an over-the-air field trial based on 5G New Radio (NR) specifications being developed in 3GPP. The trial intends to drive the mobile ecosystem towards validation of 5G NR technologies, which will enable operators
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02/27/2017
At APEC 2017, the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Safety & Compliance Technical Committee will hold the Industry Session: “Isolation Barrier Technologies.” Offering speaker presentations by six industry experts, Session IS14, will take place on Thursday, March 30th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30
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02/24/2017
Qualcomm Technologies announced two new System-on-chips (SoCs), the QCA4020 and QCA4024. Qualcomm Technologies is the first to announce a tri-mode SoC QCA4020, integrating Bluetooth Low Energy 5, Dual-band Wi-Fi, and 802.15.4-based technologies, including ZigBee and Thread, while QCA4024 integrates Bluetooth
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02/21/2017
STM32 proto boards from STMicro support long-range low-power IoT

B-L072Z-LRWAN1 Discovery kit and I-NUCLEO-LRWAN1

Two new ready-to-use prototype boards available from STMicroelectronics slash the cost for developers to start evaluating LoRaWAN and other Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies including WM-Bus and 6LoWPAN. The boards are based on the smallest and lowest-power LoRaWAN modules that exist on the market
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02/17/2017
At embedded world 2017, we will have working demos on A2B automotive audio, advanced personal healthcare monitoring, TSN, ultralow power ARM microprocessor unit, and 24 GHz radar for automotive and industrial applications, just to name a few. Meet with our analog experts, who can answer your specific design
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02/16/2017
VPG Foil Resistors' Powertron PCS line touts reliability, stability

Powertron PCS Series

The VPG Foil Resistors product group of Vishay Precision Group, manufacturers of precise and stable Bulk Metal Foil resistors, announced the global market launch of the Powertron PCS Series, a high-reliability power current sensor family, offering exceptional long-term stability, reliability and performance. Design
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02/14/2017
German flex+ Project ends on positive note for flexible devices

Demonstration objects from the Insect Project

The flex+ Project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has successfully come to the end of ist planned two-year duration and will leave its mark on the future as well: flexible electronics as a comprehensive approach. Fraunhofer FEP is one of the leading research
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02/14/2017
TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensor solutions, will showcase technologies designed to mitigate medical device design challenges at MD&M West this month, Booth #3149. Product experts from TE will be on site to discuss how TE’s customized sensing, connectivity and minimally invasive
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02/13/2017
ITO challenged as a transparent conductor by novel technologies

(Left): An example of the hybrid process for manufacturing metal mesh. (Right) examples of O-Film metal mesh TCFs.

The transparent conductive film (TCF) industry has witnessed upheaval in recent years. On the one hand, multiple technologies have been developed as alternatives to the incumbent solution, whilst the incumbent suppliers slashed their prices to protect their share in sluggish markets. Our report Transparent
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02/13/2017
Microchip unveils zigbee PRO green power certified platform

Solution enables cross-functional device support and will be backward-compatible with existing zigbee certified products

The industry’s first zigbee alliance certified zigbee platform with zigbee PRO and Green Power features (formerly known as zigbee 3.0) from a semiconductor company, is now available from Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. With greater interoperability
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02/13/2017
Linear's 100V no-opto flyback regulator delivers 5W in SOT-23 package

LT8303H isolated monolithic flyback regulator

Linear Technology announced the H-grade version of the LT8303, a monolithic flyback regulator with guaranteed operation for junction temperatures as high as 150°C. By sampling the isolated output voltage directly from the primary-side flyback waveform, the part requires no opto-isolator or third winding for
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02/09/2017
Given the growing demands placed on the electrical, optical and thermal functionality of LEDs, engineers are paying more and more attention to the advancement of new material properties. To this end, the FLINGO project (Functional Inorganic Layers for Next Generation Optical Devices) was established to develop
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02/09/2017
At APEC 2017, the PSMA's (Power Sources Manufacturers Association’s) Energy Harvesting Committee will host an Industry Session featuring five industry experts who will cover such topics as real-world applications, conditional monitoring, energy harvesting systems, PMICs (Power Management ICs) and low-power
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02/09/2017
Let’s continue the thought we began with at the front of the issue, as simply saying that it’s good to have a lot of product development, even if some of it is on stuff that is a little crazy, leaves a lot to be said. How does a laundry-folding robot help humanity? Will having a toothbrush that sends me
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02/01/2017
The use of batteries in everyday devices is getting more ubiquitous.  In many of these products, a charging connector is difficult or impossible to use. For example, some products require sealed enclosures to protect sensitive electronics from harsh environments and to enable for convenient cleaning or
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02/01/2017

 



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