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October 2018
Through-Beam Laser Sensors Improve Upon Proximity Sensors
Elk Grove Village, IL - BEA Lasers has announced the availability of its new Eagle Eye Sensors.  A single package contains both a through-beam photoelectric laser source (emitter) and a receiver, providing a similar function as a proximity sensor, but with enhanced benefits.  The combination
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10/31/2018
Murata develops world’s smallest 32.768 kHz MEMS resonator
Demand is growing for compact electronic components that consume less electrical power for use in digital devices for IoT and wearable applications where small size and long operating times are essential to market success. As many modern devices rely on accurate
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10/31/2018
Elevated Performance 2mm Pitch Industrial Connectors
Capable of withstanding a 10G vibrational force for a period of 6 hours, the components in Harwin’s new M225 connector series are intended for industrial deployment. These compact, high performance cable-to-board
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10/31/2018

Flex Power Modules boosts portfolio for RFPA applications
Following on from the recently introduced 750W PKJ4000 series, the PKB-D is a high-density converter in the industry standard eighth-brick format with an output of 50V at 5A, and an input voltage range of 36 to 60V. This makes it ideal for 50V GaN based RFPA’s
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10/31/2018
UnitedSiC expands SiC JFET portfolio with Gen-3 1200 V and 650 V options
The devices are normally-ON with zero voltage gate drive, making them particularly suited for applications such as very fast action, solid-state circuit breakers and circuit protection generally where a default to an ON-state is necessary in the absence of gate power. The devices are also commonly used in series
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10/31/2018
Three product series for safe protection against ESD
They also feature a high ESD dielectric strength with a contact discharge of up to ±30 kV. WE-TVS diodes in the three series “Standard”, “High Speed”, and “Super Speed” offer effective protection against electrostatic discharges at all protection levels.
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10/31/2018
Efficient Flyback Switcher ICs with Integrated 900 V MOSFETs
Power Integrations announced the release of LinkSwitch-XT2 offline switcher ICs incorporating 900 V power MOSFETs. Targeting high-efficiency isolated and non-isolated flyback power supplies up to 8 W, the up-rated
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10/31/2018
Precision A/D Converters Simplify PLC Development
Leveraging ADI’s iPassives integrated precision passives technology, the AD4111 and AD4112 A/D converters integrate precision matched current sense resistors and resistor dividers. The high degree of channel-to-channel matching simplifies calibration requirements,
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10/31/2018
Waterproof Polymer Films Synthesized Using Novel Method

The buckling nature of pre-strained PDMS was applied to the investigation of the dependency of surface hydrophobicity on different geometries of wavy polystyrene thin films, which were fabricated using colloidal self-assembly. This approach can be further applied for fabricating various polymeric nano-films with controlled hydrophobicity.

In a paper published in NANO, a researcher from the Department of Chemistry at Myongji University has applied a novel method to
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10/31/2018
Digital Step Attenuator Supports 9 kHz to 55 GHz Frequencies
pSemi's PE43508 digital step attenuator (DSA) is the world’s first single-chip silicon-on-insulator (SOI) DSA to support the entire 9 kHz to 55 GHz frequency range. Originally introduced as a 50 GHz DSA, the PE43508 proves its superior performance extends to an unprecedented 55 GHz.   The
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10/31/2018
Industrial Temperature Transformer and Common Mode Choke
SAN DIEGO – Pulse Electronics’ Networking Business Unit introduces its new HDBaseT Industrial Temperature -40C to +85C Transformer and Common Mode Choke series.  Designed to improve EMI performance and support power over HDBaseT (PoH) applications,
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10/31/2018
Yokogawa launches next generation Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Yokogawa launches next generation Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

The device also offers higher precision plus an intuitive touchscreen display for enhanced ease of use and improved productivity. The DLM3000 builds on Yokogawa’s oscilloscope legacy with new features focusing on quality, flexibility and usability to increase users’ productivity and meet the advanced
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10/31/2018
Extend battery life in portable devices with ultra-low Iq LDO
With an ultra-low Iq of 250 nanoamps (nA) versus the approximate 1 uA operation of traditional devices, the MCP1811 LDO reduces quiescent current to save battery life, enabling end-users to recharge or replace batteries less often. The minimised power consumption
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10/31/2018
Modular EV/HEV Battery Test System uses Regenerative Technology
Intepro Systems announces its advanced benchtop/rack mount Procyon Battery Test System for engineering design and production testing of high-performance electro mobility battery packs. The Procyon Battery Test System utilises Intepro’s innovative bi-directional
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10/31/2018
New Evaluation Board for Standard Oscillators
The IOSC-EV Board comes with six smaller boards that can be snapped from the side of the main board and onto which different size 4 pad packaged oscillators can be soldered. The smaller board can then be soldered to the main PCB. The six different package sizes are
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10/31/2018
85W & 120W power supplies meet global standards and approvals
The ALM85 & ALM120 use less energy in both operating and standby mode, helping to reduce environmental impact. Meeting the latest international Energy Efficiency Level VI and CoC Tier 2 standards, applicable for the US, UK and Europe, the ALM series also has
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10/30/2018
Automotive-Grade Buck-Boost Power Supply Chipset
ROHM has recently announced the availability of a buck-boost power supply chipset that provides the lowest current consumption in the industry along with stable performance (transient response characteristics) in automotive ECUs (Electronic Control Units) for cluster
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10/30/2018
Wide Voltage Range and Small Footprint DC-DC uSLIC modules
Now engineers designing into applications in factory automation, medical, communications and consumer markets can tap into four new micro-system-level IC (“uSLIC™”) modules from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). The MAXM17552, MAXM15064, MAXM17900
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10/30/2018
White paper on battery technologies for safe DC UPS systems
The fail-safe availability of process-relevant systems and components begins quite fundamentally with the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and the associated protection against power failures, flicker, fluctuations or voltage dips in the 12V or 24V DC power supply.
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10/30/2018
HARTING provides online library information for ECAD users
HARTING has been selected as the first producer to support a common interface between the CAx data providers CADENAS and Zuken E³.series. Fast and reliable access to component libraries is essential for smooth production processes and meeting time-to-market targets.
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10/30/2018
Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Works out Quantum Supremacy

(a) The Tianhe-2 supercomputer used for permanent calculation in simulating the boson sampling performance. (b) A small photonic chip could perform the same boson sampling task in the quantum computing protocol.

Quantum supremacy refers to the super strong calculation capacity of a quantum computer to surpass that of any classical computer. So far, such a quantum computer has not been physically made, but as with the rapid development of quantum technologies in recent years, the voice for pursuing the superiority by
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10/30/2018
Tests Show Integrated Quantum Chip Operations Possible

This photo shows from left to right Dr. Bas Hensen, professor Dzurak, Dr. Kok Wai Chan, and former PhD student Michael Fogarty, who was lead author on the paper.

Quantum computers that are capable of solving complex problems, like drug design or machine learning, will require millions of quantum bits - or qubits - connected in an integrated way and designed to correct errors that inevitably occur in fragile quantum systems. Now, an Australian research team
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10/30/2018
Preforms Designed for Improved Thermal Management
Somerset, NJ – Alpha Assembly Solutions has recently introduced ALPHA AccuFlux BTC-578 Solder Preforms, designed to enhance reliability and heat transfer through the reduction of voiding under bottom termination components (BTC). “Voiding requirements are becoming more challenging as component
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10/30/2018
Microcontrollers Support DDS-XRCE Communication Protocol
TOKYO, Japan ― Renesas Electronics Corporation is accelerating the development of robotics systems to deliver intelligence at the industrial endpoint by extending the features of Renesas’ high-performance, 32-bit RX65N Series of microcontrollers (MCUs) to support the DDS-XRCE (Data-Distribution
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10/29/2018
Line of Environmental Sensors Based on MEMS Technology
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Bourns, Inc. introduced a new line of environmental sensors based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology. The initial products offered in the Bourns Precision Sensor (BPS) lineare three pressure sensor model families and one humidity sensor model family.
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10/29/2018
AC/DC Power Supply Modules Certified to IEC/EN/UL 62368-1
The TMPS 10 series from Traco Power comprises ultra compact AC/DC power supply modules in a lightweight fully encapsulated plastic casing for PCB mount. Beside the latest safety approvals for industrial and IT solutions (IEC/EN/UL 62368-1), they
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10/29/2018
Panasonic's Capacitors Featured in THE EDGE
Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics is featuring Panasonic’s advanced SEK Series of solid capacitors in the latest edition of THE EDGE. The new SEK Series is Panasonic's industry-leading OS-CON Aluminum-Polymer Solid Capacitor product line. They are ideal for applications
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10/29/2018
Proximity Sensor Features Range Up to 20 cm
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a fully integrated proximity sensor that combines a high power vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL), a photodiode, a signal processing IC, and a 12-bit ADC in a single package. The new VCNL36687S
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10/29/2018
Future Electronics Delivers CUI Thermal and Motion Solutions
Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics is pleased to offer their customers the latest solutions in power, thermal, and motion technology from CUI. In AC-DC power solutions, CUI’s PBO series of ultra-compact SIP AC-DC power supplies is designed to maximize space where on-board
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10/26/2018
An Efficient Prediction of Lattice Thermal Conductivity

Comparison on phonon dispersion (a, b and c), measured lattice thermal conductivity versus prediction (d, e and f) and the corresponding error analyses (g, h and i) for Debye-Slack model (a, d and g), Debye-Snyder model (b, e and h) and the one developed in this work considering the periodic boundary condition (c, g and i) for crystalline solids.

Lattice thermal conductivity strongly affects the applications of materials related to thermal functionality, such as thermal management, thermal barrier coatings and thermoelectrics. In order to understand the lattice thermal conductivity more quantitatively and in a time- and cost-effective way, many researchers
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10/26/2018
Discovery of New Superconducting Materials

Superconductor search process concept: Candidate materials are selected from a database by means of calculation and subjected to high pressure to determine their superconducting properties.

A NIMS-Ehime University joint research team succeeded in discovering new materials that exhibit superconductivity under high pressures using materials informatics (MI) approaches (data science-based material search techniques). This study experimentally demonstrated that MI enables efficient exploration of new
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10/26/2018
Quantum Network to Test Unhackable Communications

Visible through a lens at his lab, David Awschalom, a quantum scientist at Argonne and the University of Chicago, discusses a project to build a quantum "teleportation" network between Argonne and Fermi national labs.

As the number of hacks and security breaches rapidly climbs, scientists say there may be a way to make a truly unhackable network by using the laws of quantum physics. To explore the concept, scientists are creating a network in the Chicago area that taps the principles of quantum physics to send
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10/25/2018
Current-Sense Amplifiers Featured in THE EDGE
Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics is featuring ON Semiconductor’s advanced automotive current-sense amplifiers in the latest edition of THE EDGE.
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10/25/2018
Slim 3-Phase Input DIN-Rail Power Supply
MEAN WELL’s new generation of slim 3-phase input DIN rail power supplies have been widely adopted by high-power 3-phase systems since the release of the TDR-480/960(480W/960W). In order to fulfill lower power application requirements, MEAN WELL is proud to announce the 240W, TDR-240 series. TDR-240’s
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10/25/2018
High-Speed CMOS PSRAMs Offer Densities From 8Mb to 128Mb
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory introduced a new family of high-speed CMOS pseudo SRAMs (PSRAMs) with densities from 8Mb to 128Mb in 6.0 mm x 7.0 mm x 1.0 mm 48-ball FPBGA and 4.0 mm by 4.0 mm by 1.0 mm 49-ball FPBGA packages. The devices combine the most desirable features of SRAMs and
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10/24/2018
Flyback Switcher ICs with Integrated 900 V MOSFETs
San Jose, Calif. – Power Integrations announced the release of LinkSwitch-XT2 offline switcher ICs incorporating 900 V power MOSFETs. Targeting high-efficiency isolated and non-isolated flyback power supplies up to 8 W, the up-rated ICs are suitable for three-phase industrial power supplies
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10/24/2018
Extend Batteries in Portable Devices with Ultra-low Iq LDO
CHANDLER, Ariz.— Portable electronic devices are now expected to run for months or even years on a single battery, making minimizing power consumption in these applications a top priority for product designers. Microchip Technology Inc. introduced a linear Low Dropout (LDO) regulator that
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10/23/2018
Inexpensive Chip-Based Device May Transform Spectrometry

A collection of mini-spectrometer chips are arrayed on a tray after being made through conventional chip-making processes.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Spectrometers -- devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars -- are large devices with six-figure price tags, and tend to be found in large university and industry labs
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10/23/2018
Understanding the Building Blocks for an Electronic Brain

This is the first author of the paper, Anouk Goossens.

Computer bits are binary, with a value of 0 or 1. By contrast, neurons in the brain can have all kinds of different internal states, depending on the input that they received. This allows the brain to process information in a more energy-efficient manner than a computer. University of Groningen (UG) physicists
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10/21/2018
A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing
Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas molecules and particles from their setups as new technologies and processes demand lower and lower pressures. For example, the vacuum chambers in
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10/19/2018
A Previously Unknown Role for a Source of Magnetic Fields

Physicists Jackson Matteucci and Will Fox with poster displaying their research.

Magnetic forces ripple throughout the universe, from the fields surrounding planets to the gasses filling galaxies, and can be launched by a phenomenon called the Biermann battery effect. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found that this phenomenon
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10/19/2018
15 & 30 Watt Encapsulated PCB-Mount Power Supplies
TRACO POWER has announced the release of their TPP 15-D and TPP 30-D series of 15 and 30 watt fully encapsulated pcb-mount power supplies. These ultra-compact models measure only 1.65 x 1.14 x 0.85” (15W) or 2.89 x 1.50 x 1.00” (30W). Compliance to the ErP directive for no load power consumption and UL 62368-1
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10/19/2018
Better Electrical Cables Can Save Energy

Swansea University research on better materials for electrical cables can help reduce the electricity currently lost - up to 10 percent.

The Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University has secured a £20,000 Royal Society Research Grant to develop improved copper-carbon nanotube materials to deliver electricity more efficiently and to save energy. At present one-tenth of generated electricity is lost in the grid because
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10/19/2018
Robust Temperature Sensor for up to 300°C
TDK Corporation presents the K525, a new EPCOS NTC temperature sensor that is designed for the extended measuring range from -10 °C up to +300 °C. Thanks to its ceramic sleeve that is filled with a ceramic, the sensor is suitable for applications under harsh operating conditions and is resistant to aggressive
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10/18/2018
3D-Printed Lithium-Ion Batteries

This LED bangle, including a lithium-ion battery, was made entirely by 3D printing.

Electric vehicles and most electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptop computers, are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Until now, manufacturers have had to design their devices around the size and shape of commercially available batteries. But researchers have developed a new method to 3D print lithium-ion
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10/17/2018
Engineers Speed up Electrons in Semiconductors

Chemical structure of poly(P3HT)-b-(PSt) and a diagram of Plausible hole transporting paths in P3HT-b-PSt

Researchers from Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have sped up the movement of electrons in organic semiconductor films by two to three orders of magnitude. The speedier electronics could lead to improved solar power and transistor
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10/17/2018
MEMS Accelerometer Modules for Inertial Navigation
Kirkland, Washington, USA - Silicon Designs, Inc. introduced its Model 2227-025, the first in a planned family of high-performance, lower-cost MEMS accelerometer modules for inertial navigation and tilt applications (non-ITAR).   The Model 2227-025 has both an industry
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10/17/2018
AVX Releases New Lambda-Bridge Thermal Conductors
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has released the new λ-Bridge (Lambda-Bridge) Series thermal conductors. Constructed with high-quality aluminum nitride (AlN) or beryllium oxide (BeO) materials, Lambda-Bridge thermal conductors provide efficient, cost-effective thermal management solutions with reliable,
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10/17/2018
Slow Blow Fuse Features Higher Current Rating
Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces their latest surface mount slow blow chip fuses, the C1T Series, (6 Amp, 7 Amp and 8 Amp), which feature a high current rating in the small 1206 surface mount package. These fuses provide board level primary and secondary circuit protection for a wide variety of consumer
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10/16/2018
New Spintronics Device Functionalities in Graphene

Scanning Electron Microscope micrograph of a fabricated device showing the graphene topological insulator heterostructure channel.

Graphene Flagship researchers have shown in a paper published in Science Advances how heterostructures built from graphene and topological insulators have strong, proximity induced spin-orbit coupling which can form the basis of novel information processing technologies. Spin-orbit coupling
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10/16/2018
SiFlower Licenses and Deploys CEVA's 802.11ac Wi-Fi IP
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – CEVA, Inc. announced that Shanghai SiFlower Communication Technology Co. Ltd., (SiFlower) has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves 802.11ac Wi-Fi IP in its latest System-on-Chip (SoC) targeting smart home access points. The SF16A18 is a highly integrated
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10/16/2018
Argonne Advances High-Performance Computing in Manufacturing

Researchers will tackle manufacturing challenges uniquely solved by computer modeling with Argonne's Theta (pictured), a next-generation Cray/Intel system.

Argonne awarded funding to partner with industry to advance the use of high performance computing in manufacturing. The use of supercomputers can advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing through simulations and modeling. These methods can enable predictive design that minimizes traditional trial and
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10/16/2018
Studying Dislocation Avalanches in Metals

This is a dislocation avalanche in a high entropy nanopillar. Focused ion beam is used to fabricated the nanopillar (left) for compression test. Transmission electron microscope is used to image dislocation pile up during a dislocation avalanche (see D on the right).

Mechanical structures are only as sound as the materials from which they are made. For decades researchers have studied materials from these structures to see why and how they fail. Before catastrophic failure, there are individual cracks or dislocations that form, which are signals that a structure may be weakening.
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10/16/2018
At the Edge, Where Picoamps Matter
As we come to the end of what has been an exciting and exhausting year, I’m almost ready to set out for Munich and electronica. I wrote a bit about what I expect it to be like last month,
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10/15/2018
Connecting the World Through a Network of Connected Devices
The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the world. While the internet put the sum of humanity’s knowledge at a keystroke, the IoT will unite a plethora of systems and devices in a connected ecosystem. And the possibilities are endless – autonomous vehicles that communicate with each other to reduce accidents,
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10/15/2018
A Challenge to the Potential of Industrial IoT

Figure 1. Typical nuclear power plant in the US is over 35 years old, built before the availability
of widespread digital sensors and networking

IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is a hot trend these days – it promises to revolutionize our industrial infrastructure by improving efficiency at existing power plants, refineries, off-shore oil platforms, pharmaceutical plants, hospitals etc. According to McKinsey, IIoT will unlock $6.2 trillion in potential
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10/15/2018
The Discovery of an Atomic Electronic Simulator
Targeting applications like neural networks for machine learning, a new discovery out of the University of Alberta and Quantum Silicon Inc. in Edmonton, Canada is paving the
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10/15/2018
ROICs Enable Essential Military and Space Applications
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – TowerJazz announced the Company is increasing its technology portfolio that is compliant with ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) by adding 65nm technology access for next-generation ROICs (Readout Integrated Circuits), enabling essential military and space
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10/15/2018
TVS Diode Arrays Designed to Protect Two Lines of Ethernet Ports
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced the first of a series of TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) designed to protect two lines of 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet ports from damage due to sustained overcurrent and overvoltage. Through-package routing permits the SP4031 Series Hybrid Protection Module’s circuitry to
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10/15/2018
Flexible Transparent Force Touch Sensor for Wearable Devices

Schematic illustration of a transparent, flexible force touch sensor (upper image) and sensitivity enhancement by using stress concentration (lower image).

Researchers reported a high-performance and transparent nanoforce touch sensor by developing a thin, flexible, and transparent hierarchical nanocomposite (HNC) film. The research team says their sensor simultaneously features all the necessary characters for industrial-grade application: high sensitivity, transparency,
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10/15/2018
Magnetics Components for Power Converters in Automotive
PREMO has announced the 3DP-Series (3kW_HVLV & 7kW_HVHV) Transformer + Chokes, providing up to 40-50% reduction in volume compared with current discrete industrial solutions for the same power management. Other topologies and powers are under design (11kW and 22kW). PREMO is investing in innovative
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10/15/2018
Researchers Quickly Harvest 2-D Materials
Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as well. These materials could be stacked together like Lego bricks to form a range of devices with different functions, including operating as semiconductors.
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10/12/2018
Hidden Gapless States on the Path to Semiconductor Nanocrystals

The exotic transformations causes that one of the precursors of zinc oxide, initially an insulator, at approx. 300 degrees Celsius goes to a state with electrical properties typical of metals, and at ~400 degrees Celsius it becomes a semiconductor.

When chemists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw were starting work on yet another material designed for the efficient production of nanocrystalline zinc oxide, they didn't expect any surprises. They were greatly astonished when the electrical properties of the
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10/12/2018
Signal Transformer announces their new High Current Toroidal Inductor (HCTI) Design Kit. This new Design Kit provides a varied selection of toroidal inductors to design engineers who are looking for solutions to support EMI/RFI filtering and energy storage in industrial and consumer goods applications. The
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10/11/2018
Powering the IoT
The IoT has been one subject that has been on everyone’s mind for the last few years. Since then, we have moved from small gimmicky examples to the start of widespread implementation of the technologies. The IoT differs
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10/10/2018
IoT Systems Need High Integration & Small Form Factor

Figure 1. 3.3V to 5V Input, Delivering 12V at up to 800mA with an External Clock

At the medium-to-low end of the power spectrum there are modest power conversion requirements such as those commonly found in “Internet of Things” (IoT) equipment, which necessitate the use of power conversion ICs that deal with modest levels of current. These are usually in the range of 100’s milliamps
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10/10/2018
Is that a Battery, is that a Capacitor? No, it’s Supercap

Figure 1. Small-cell supercapacitor with aqueous electrolyte

With capabilities including high cycle life and fast charge and discharge times, small-cell supercapacitors can oust coin-type batteries from back-up power duties in equipment ranging from IoT devices, smart meters, or medical devices, to automotive electronics and industrial computing. Typical applications
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10/10/2018
High-Performance Design for Wireless Power Transfer

Figure 1: Block Diagram for a Typical WPT System.

In the more compact portable and wearable devices now being introduced onto the market, it is extremely difficult, or even impossible, to incorporate a charge connector. For example, some may simply have too little available space in which to house an appropriate connector. Other devices may require sealed enclosures
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10/10/2018
Presto Engineering Upgrades Europe's Largest Independent Semiconductor Testing Facility to ISO 9001:2015 Standard

Scanning electron microscope at Presto Engineering.

San Jose, CA, USA - Semiconductors play increasingly important control roles in automotive, industrial and safety critical applications. Quality and reliability are therefore of vital importance and so Presto Engineering has completed certification to the ISO
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10/10/2018
The New Challenges of Industry 4.0
Sometimes described as the fourth industrial revolution, a new wave of technology is sweeping through industry. What was originally part of a 2020 strategy plan adopted by the German Federal Government has now spread across Europe, disrupting manufacturing and factory automation. There are now 159 organisations
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10/10/2018
DC-DC Converters Offer High-Input Surge Withstand Capacity
ABSOPULSE Electronics has recently added the RWR-350-P600 series to its line of fully encapsulated RIA12 railway quality DC-DC converters. The units have an input voltage surge withstand capacity 3.5 times the nominal input voltage for 20 milliseconds and meet the requirements of RIA12 with wide margins. RIA12
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10/09/2018
DIN Rail Power Supplies Features Operation From 90-264VAC
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking MEAN WELL’s SDR Series 75-960 Watt AC-DC, DIN Rail power supplies. The SDR series is a slim size AC-DC DIN Rail power supply in a metal case that can be installed on a TS-35/7.5
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10/08/2018
Study Opens Route to Flexible Electronics Made From Exotic Materials

MIT researchers have devised a way to grow single crystal GaN thin film on a GaN substrate through two-dimensional materials. The GaN thin film is then exfoliated by a flexible substrate, showing the rainbow color that comes from thin film interference. This technology will pave the way to flexible electronics and the reuse of the wafers.

The vast majority of computing devices today are made from silicon, the second most abundant element on Earth, after oxygen. Silicon can be found in various forms in rocks, clay, sand, and soil. And while it is not the best semiconducting material that exists on the planet, it is by far the most readily available.
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10/08/2018
Big Discoveries About Tiny Particles

In this illustration, arrows indicate the vibrational activity of particles studied by UD researchers, while the graph shows the frequencies of this vibration.

From photonics to pharmaceuticals, materials made with polymer nanoparticles hold promise for products of the future. However, there are still gaps in understanding the properties of these tiny plastic-like particles. Now, Hojin Kim, a graduate student in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the
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10/08/2018
The Industry's First Rugged Deep Learning System
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – General Micro Systems (GMS) introduced the industry’s first rugged, conduction-cooled, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) deep learning/artificial intelligence (AI) mobile system that offers real-time data analysis and decision making directly on the battlefield. The X422 “Lighting”
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10/08/2018
Programmable Power Platform Includes a DC 1.7â€
SAN DIEGO –AMETEK Programmable Power has again expanded its popular Asterion power supply platform. This time, it’s with the addition of a line of programmable, high-performance DC power supplies with either fixed or autoranging output. Like the Asterion AC family, the Sorensen Asterion
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10/05/2018
PoE Connector Modules Ideal for High-Bandwidth Applications
SAN DIEGO -- Pulse Electronics’ Networking Business Unit introduces its new J1V series of 1x1 Top Entry 1000Base-T to 10GBASE-T 4P PoE Ethernet Connector Modules.  This series also includes options for LED’s and 4 and 5 channel magnetics for
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10/04/2018
Rugged Power Supplies in Miniature Open-Frame Package
TRACO POWER has announced the release of their TPP 100A-J and TPP 150A-J series of 100 and 150 watt open-frame power supplies. Their high efficiency topology, industrial-grade components and advanced thermal management enable -25°C to +85°C operation, compliance to IEC 60068-2-6 / IEC 60068-2-27 / MIL-STD-810F
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10/04/2018
Buck-Boost Controllers for Industrial Battery-Powered Applications
TOKYO, Japan – Renesas Electronics Corporation announced an innovative new family of bidirectional four-switch synchronous buck-boost controllers. The ISL81601 and ISL81401 are the industry’s only true bidirectional controllers that sense peak current at both ends and provide cycle-by-cycle current limit
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10/04/2018
Pluggable Connector for Chassis-Mount DC-DC Converters
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces an extension to the RCM Series, 150 W to 1000 W chassis-mount DC-DC converters, with an optional pluggable connector version. The pluggable connectors are an alternative to the standard cage clamp terminals, that lowers the risk of reverse polarity
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10/04/2018
China Tariffs Will Not Affect the Vast Majority Of Triad Magnetics Customers
Perris, CA—With its diversified portfolio of power electronics manufacturing plants located in the U.S., the Philippines and China, Triad Magnetics announced that the vast majority of its customers need not fear the financial impact of escalating trade tariff tensions between two of the world’s
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10/03/2018
San Diego, CA — Express Logic announced turnkey integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Greengrass software, extending the current direct X-Ware IoT Platform support for AWS. Express Logic’s X-Ware IoT Platform is the industrial-grade alternative for AWS Greengrass customers who must quickly
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10/03/2018
High-Frequency Integrated Thin Film Band-Pass Filters
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — AVX Corporation introduced new 0805-case BP Series multilayer, integrated thin film (ITF) band-pass filters. Designed for broad compatibility with a wide range of high-frequency wireless applications, including mobile communications systems, satellite TV receivers, GPSs, vehicle-locating
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10/03/2018
Technology and the Future of Healthcare
As usual, autumn means conference season. And this year conference season will be dominated by electronica as it is every second year. All of the famed German organisational stereotypes will be tested to their limits, with the conference expanding to 16 halls. For me personally, that means even more walking
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10/02/2018
DIN Rail Power Supplies Now Shipping from Sager Electronics
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking TDK-Lambda’s DSP series of 7.5-100 Watt AC-DC, DIN Rail power supplies. The DSP series is a low profile AC-DC DIN Rail power supply designed for building and factory automation. It features operation from 90-264VAC with
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10/01/2018
Leadless Packaging Technology for High-Current Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif.– Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced the TO-Leadless (TOLL) package in combination with 40V Shield-Gate Technology (SGT) to provide the highest current capability in its voltage class.  The TOLL package has the highest current capacity because of AOS’innovative
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10/01/2018

 



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