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December 2018
The World's Fastest Write Speed for Embedded Memory

(a) Mock-up image of 128Mbit-density STT-MRAM (b) Shmoo plot for write speed versus supply voltage, which shows the measured operation bit rate at each speed and voltage in color gradation.

A research team, led by Professor Tetsuo Endoh at Tohoku University, has successfully developed 128Mb-density STT-MRAM (spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory) with a write speed of 14 ns for use in embedded memory applications, such as cache in IOT and AI. This is currently the world's fastest
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12/28/2018
A new Energy-Efficient Mechanism Using the Rashba Effect

First-principles prediction of one-dimensional giant Rashba splittings.

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology proposed new quasi-1D materials for potential spintronic applications, an upcoming technology that exploits the spin of electrons. They performed simulations to demonstrate the spin properties of these materials and explained the mechanisms behind their behavior. Conventional
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12/27/2018
IPM, Battery Chemistry & Charging Algorithms for Wearables

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Figure 1: A block diagram for Microchip’s PIC16F18446, which features high resolution Intelligent Analog peripherals such as an integrated 12-bit ADC2

The greatest challenge faced by both new battery chemistry and charging algorithm developers is obtaining an Application-specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) design.  Without silicon, new batteries and new charging algorithms have no way to acquire customers, and without customers – or at least potential
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12/22/2018

Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers Speed Development
San Jose, Calif. – Power Integrations announced a new plug-and-play gate driver for use with Infineon’s PrimePACK 3+ and Fuji-equivalent IGBT modules for 2-level and 3-level applications. The SCALE-2 2SP0430T2XX gate-driver board suits industrial, traction, UPS and renewable-energy applications,
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12/21/2018
MEMS Sensor Chip with Ultra-High Quality Diamond Cantilevers

Micrographs of the diamond MEMS chip developed through this research and one of the diamond cantilevers integrated into the chip

A NIMS-led research group succeeded in developing a high-quality diamond cantilever with among the highest quality (Q) factor values at room temperature ever achieved. The group also succeeded for the first time in the world in developing a single crystal diamond microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor
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12/20/2018
Flex Servo-Drive for Direct Control of Electric Motors
PLANO, TX – Rutronik has announced that TDK-Micronas’ HVC 4223F Flex Servo-Drive for direct control of electric motors is available at www.Rutronik24.com. The flex servo-drive from TDK-Micronas, a TDK group company and leading German manufacturer
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12/19/2018
RPC Pulse Withstanding Chip Resistors Adds 0402 Size
RALEIGH, NC -- The RPC Series from Stackpole is an anti-surge chip resistor with superior pulse handling performance compared to standard thick film chips. Stackpole has recently added an 0402 chip size rated at 0.2W and featuring values from 1 ohm to 1M in tolerances as low as ±0.5% and
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12/19/2018
Custom Capabilities Catalog Features New Packages
This catalog offers customers over 110 packages as the foundation for a custom design. Five new bobbin packages, including extended rail RM6 and RM10 packages, in addition to EPQ13, EPW15, and EE20/10/6 packages, are featured this year. This catalog also includes
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12/19/2018
Drop-in Replacements for Obsolete Power Supplies
A recent example involved the recommissioning of an ion implant system used in semiconductor device fabrication. Replacing the over 20-year-old power supplies without the need to modify the system chassis or control systems required a custom designed power supply.
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12/19/2018
RS Components adds signal transformers for battery monitoring

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The Bourns SM91501AL and SM91502AL are shipping from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

The new SM91501AL and SM91502AL are dual- and single-channel isolation transformer modules, respectively, with both devices offering common-mode chokes for noise rejection in BMS applications. Offering compliance with the AEC-Q200 standard for automotive applications,
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12/19/2018
3.00mm Pitch Power Connectors with 10A Current Capacity
The units can be accompanied by a variety of cable assembly options (with lengths from 150mm to 450mm supplied). Thanks to the patented 4-finger contact design employed, which relies on a Beryllium Copper alloy
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12/19/2018
RS Components stocks high-density capacitors from Vishay
Designed for energy storage in industrial, renewable energy and automotive environments, MAL2225 polarised electrostatic double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) combine high capacity and energy density with fast charge and discharge rates.
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12/19/2018
THN 15/20/30WI new model extension

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THN 15/20/30WI new model extension

The latest 5 VDC model additions to the THN 15/20/30WI series enable an optimal operation of any 5 Vout LDO (Low Drop-out) linear regulator. This is achieved by an extended trim function up to 6 VDC ensuring it’s correct operation. The LDO will then eliminate almost all ripple & noise components and provide
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12/19/2018
Low profile buck-boost regulator with six-sided shielding
The converter is ideal for equipment such as USB voltage regenerators, 3.3V-to-5V converters, and supercapacitor or Li-Ion battery regulators. The all-round shielding enhances thermal performance as well as preventing electromagnetic interference.
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12/19/2018
Ultra slim, low cost DIN rail power supplies from XP Power
These versatile supplies provide reliable power with a 150% peak load capability in a slimline DIN rail mount metal case. Competitively priced, the DSR’s ultra slim, space saving design features a width of
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12/19/2018
UnitedSiC introduces Kelvin connection parts into UF3C “FAST†FET series
Based on an efficient cascode configuration, this new series provides designers with very fast switching, high-power devices in a package capable of high-power dissipation. The Kelvin package avoids gate ringing
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12/19/2018
Omron launches ultra subminiature 5A switch
Andries De Bruin, Senior European Product Marketing Manager, Omron said, “The D2F-5 microswitch will push designers to minimize their application size. With a rating of 5A, these subminiature switches are ideal for high current applications and have a minimum durability
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12/19/2018
Saft and Socomec develop state-of-the-art backup power system
Total’s supercomputer is a unique decision-support tool used for oil & gas exploration and field management. It allows to improve the accuracy of subsurface imaging, optimize the development and production of Total’s fields as well as save time, by shortening
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12/19/2018
Demo Showcases Mobile Payments Via PIN-on-Glass Technology
The demonstration, which also features technologies from Amadis and Quanta Computer, offers an expedient path for design engineers to develop a secure PIN-on-glass payment system with a pre-certified EMV acceptance stack.
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12/19/2018
Artificial Intelligence Meets Materials Science

A Texas A&M Engineering research team harnesses the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to create an open source software package that autonomously discovers new materials.

A Texas A&M engineering research team is harnessing the power of machine learning, data science and the domain knowledge of experts to autonomously discover new materials. The team developed and demonstrated an autonomous and efficient framework capable of optimally exploring a materials design
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12/18/2018
Smallest 3 phase Book Style EMC filter
These innovative filters are not only optimised to best serve the requirements of machine tool and machinery equipment but will find wider application areas. Small is not just beautiful, but also very powerful. When
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12/18/2018
Space-saving DIN-Rail power supplies
The slim fitting enclosure sizes range from 22.5mm to 60mm with optional brackets for panel mounting. All models are CE marked, have UL and TUV safety approvals and are RoHS compliant. Key features include
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12/18/2018
TI’s LMG3410R070 GaN Power Stage, Now at Mouser
Boasting ultra-low input and output capacitance, the LMG3410R070 supports new requirements for high-power-density electric motor applications, including industrial and consumer power supplies. The high-performance GaN power stage supports higher currents, temperatures,
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12/18/2018
3D position Hall sensor series with stray field compensation
TDK Corporation expands its Micronas position sensor portfolio with the Hall-sensor family HAL 39xy featuring stray-field compensation capability. The series is built on the highly flexible architecture for
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12/18/2018
New 2-channel isolated gate-driver IC family from Infineon
The new gate-driver IC family is ideally suited for high-voltage PFC and DC-DC stages as well as for synchronous rectification stages in server, telco and industrial switching mode power supplies (SMPS). Further applications are 48 V to 12 V DC-DC converters, battery
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12/18/2018
Low-Power SOTB Process Technology Eliminates Batteries
Renesas unveiled an innovative energy-harvesting embedded controller that can eliminate the need to use or replace batteries in IoT devices. Developed based on Renesas' breakthrough SOTB (silicon-on-thin-buried-oxide)
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12/18/2018
Energy Harvesting Bluetooth Low Energy Switch
The platform demonstrates how the RSL10 System-in-Package (SIP) can enable Bluetooth 5 devices that are battery-less and entirely self-powered, requiring no additional energy source. Application examples include wall and lighting control, building automation, and
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12/18/2018
New 1700V SiC Power Module
The module is optimized for outdoor power generation systems, such as inverters for solar power and converters for industrial high-power supplies. In recent years, due to its energy-saving benefits, SiC is
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12/18/2018
98.5%-Efficient High Voltage BLDC Motor Driver IC Family
BridgeSwitch ICs feature high- and low-side advanced FREDFETs (Fast Recovery Diode Field Effect Transistors) with integrated lossless current sensing, resulting in inverter conversion efficiency of up to 98.5% in brushless DC (BLDC) motor drive applications to 300
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12/18/2018
USB Type-C/PD Controller IC Enables 3A Current Delivery
The FT4233H is an advanced bridge IC with USB Type-C connectivity and USB power delivery (PD) Rev. 3.0 controller capabilities - supporting applications up to 100W. Through use of the FT4233H, it will be possible
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12/18/2018
HARTING and Haug Group supply connector for StreetScooter
The project was successfully completed within a few short weeks by the Haug Group, an electronic component solution provider, and HARTING, one of the leading providers of electronic connectors. The two companies involved recently met at the "electronica"
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12/18/2018
Class-leading isolated DC-DC converter
The new BMR481 DC-DC converter has an input range of 40-60V targeting 48-54V nominal supplies, and a programmable 0.5-1.35V output. The 12 x 27.7mm footprint ‘main’ module provides a maximum output current of 70A and also incorporates a digital interface for
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12/18/2018
Data Storage Using Individual Molecules

Graphic animation of a possible data memory on the atomic scale: A data storage element -- consisting of only 6 xenon atoms -- is liquefied by a voltage pulse.

Researchers from the University of Basel have reported a new method that allows the physical state of just a few atoms or molecules within a network to be controlled. It is based on the spontaneous self-organization of molecules into extensive networks with pores about one nanometer in size. In the journal 'small',
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12/17/2018
New Low-Energy Nanolaser That Shines in all Directions

It contains ten patches that each have their own silver nanoparticle pattern. The colors on the sample are not the laser light (the laser is not on) but reflections, similar to the colors that can be seen on the surface of a compact disk.

Researchers in Eindhoven have developed a new type of low-energy, nanoscale laser that shines in all directions. The key to its omnidirectional light emission is the introduction of something that is usually highly undesirable in nanotechnology: irregularities in the materials. The researchers foresee a vast
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12/17/2018
TTI Introduces Ohmite Metal Foil Current Sense Resistors
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., a leading distributor of electronic components introduces Ohmite FCSL Series Metal Foil Current Sense Resistors. Ohmite’s FSCL series incorporates metal foil technology and an effective combination of low and stable TCRs, available in a wide selection of low ohmic values. The
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12/16/2018
Birth of a Hybrid Material

This is Anna Poznyak, head of the project and researcher at the NUST MISIS Department of Functional Nanosystems and High-Temperature Materials.

Materials scientists from NUST MISIS and the Merzhanov Institute of Structural Macrokinetics & Materials Science have developed a new method for producing bulk MAX-phases -- layered materials which simultaneously possess the properties of metals and ceramics. By combining the methods of self-propagating
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12/14/2018
TTI Stocks TT Electronics Surface-Mount Infrared LED Emitter
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc. introduces TT Electronics Surface-Mount Infrared LED Emitters (OP207CL) for encoder applications, industrial automation, robotics, and more. The compact, infrared LED emitter features the industry’s largest spot diameter of 7mm for reliable optical sensing and position
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12/14/2018
TTI Stocks Amphenol SV SMPM Connector Series
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc. stocks a complete line of Amphenol SV SMPM Connectors for high-density, high-frequency applications. Offering microwave performance through 65 GHz and less than .140-inch center-to-center spacing, the connectors are ideal when minimum board separation width is needed. SMPM
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12/13/2018
New Insulator to Industry's Only 2.55mm-Profile IDC Series
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has added a new insulator to its 9176-800 Series low-profile insulation displacement connectors (IDCs) — the first and currently only industrial IDCs available in a 2.55mm profile — to accommodate an additional wire gauge and further expand application suitability.
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12/12/2018
MALVERN, Pa. — The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new fully integrated automotive-grade proximity and ambient light sensor with four different slave address options. Featuring Filtron technology, the Vishay Semiconductors VCNL4030X01 combines photo detectors
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12/12/2018
Pressure Gauges Accommodate Pressures up to 150,000 psi
Erie, PA - High Pressure Equipment Company (HiP) has added the full line of ASTRAGAUGE high pressure gauges, ROTASEAL high pressure swivels and high pressure Gauge Snubbers to their product offering through its acquisition of ASTRAGAUGE. ASTRAGAUGE has a long established reputation for producing highly accurate
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12/12/2018
Hudson MA – Protek Power North America is pleased to announce its new PMP250 Series of 220-250 Watt, medical ac/dc switching external power supplies.    The PMP250 Series delivers between 220 and 250 watts of continuous output power with a choice of Class I or Class II AC inlets,
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12/11/2018
IPM, Battery Chemistry, & Charging Algorithms for Wearables

Figure 1: A block diagram for Microchip’s PIC16F18446, which features high resolution Intelligent Analog peripherals such as an integrated 12-bit ADC2

The greatest challenge faced by both new battery chemistry and charging algorithm developers is obtaining an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) design. Without silicon, new batteries and new charging algorithms have no way to acquire customers, and without customers – or at least potential customer
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12/11/2018
Surface-Mount Fuse Tech Steps up to EV Reliability Demands

Figure 1: Damage resulting from two conventional wire-in-are fuses subjected to extreme overload conditions - simulating a catastrophic EV battery short circuit

Electronic systems for automotive applications are subjected to among the harshest of environments – wide temperature variations, shock and vibration, exposure to humidity, water chemicals and salt. Traditionally, blade-type automotive fuses have provided the necessary fault protection, but as cars get “smart”
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12/11/2018
Simple Battery Charger ICs for Any Chemistry

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Figure 1. Typical Application Circuit for the LTC4162-L

It is common for many battery-powered devices to require a wide variety of charging sources, battery chemistries, voltages and currents. For example, industrial, high-end feature-rich consumer, medical and automotive battery charger circuits demand higher voltages and currents as newer large-battery packs are
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12/11/2018
An Alternative to the Alternator

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Figure 1. The Bel Power Solutions 350DNC40 is a 4 kW DC/DC Converter that creates DC voltages in hybrid and electric vehicles suitable to power low voltage accessories. Features include very high efficiency, high reliability, low output voltage noise and excellent dynamic response to load/input changes.

With innovative manufacturers developing and expanding their range of solutions, engineers have more reasons than ever to replace alternators with DC-DC converters in road transport applications. Today’s eMobility and hybrid and electric vehicle manufacturers emphasize the efficiency, reliability
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12/11/2018
BEA Lasers Expands MIL Series with Laser Alignment Modules
Elk Grove Village, IL - BEA Lasers introduces two new additions to their MIL Series of Laser Diode Modules for alignment applications. Both new MIL RA Alignment Modules feature a low profile 3/8” rugged laser housing, fitted with a M12 connector.  A PVC jacketed cable 2 meters
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12/11/2018
SMT Inductors Feature Temperature Rating up to 155°C
SAN DIEGO ― Pulse Electronics’ Power Business Unit has introduced the new PM220X Series SMT Inductors.  Designed for automotive and industrial applications, the PM220X series offers the same quality performance as the recently released PA500X series for commercial applications with the addition
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12/07/2018
Blast to the Future

Principal investigator Subramanian Sankaranarayanan (left), and co-principal investigators Mathew Cherukara (center), Henry Chan (right) and Badri Narayanan (not pictured) are developing a new machine learning based software that will enable industry to more quickly and efficiently perform the molecular dynamics simulations they need to vet the performance of new materials for their products.

Discovering and designing new materials is frequently an expensive and time-intensive process. To speed it up and create new materials for everything from aeronautics to wind turbines, scientists have begun to rely on complex modeling and simulation platforms. Thanks to a new grant from the U.S. Department
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12/05/2018
A bit of a Stretch ... Material That Thickens as it's Pulled

Liquid crystal elastomer with auxetic capabilities, showing its flexibility and high optical quality.

Scientists have discovered the first synthetic material that becomes thicker - at the molecular level - as it is stretched. Researchers led by Dr Devesh Mistry from the University of Leeds discovered a new non-porous material that has unique and inherent "auxetic" stretching properties.
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12/04/2018
Multi-Wavelength Emitters, Detectors, and LEDs for Wearables
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. announced its dedicated offerings for wearables.   Marktech’s standard and custom emitters and detectors, in both multi-wavelength and hybrid designs and in UV, visible, infrared, and SWIR ranges,
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12/03/2018

 



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