Industrial

November 2020
Hybrid Aluminum Polymer Capacitors for Auto Applications
KEMET announces the launch of three hybrid aluminum polymer capacitor series: A780, PHA225, and PHH225. These AEC-Q200 qualified capacitors offer a combination of highly conductive polymer technology and liquid electrolytic material in a hybrid design, resulting in outstanding electrical performance for automotive an
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11/25/2020
Stewart Connector Introduces a DIN Rail RJ45 Mounting Module
Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, releases a DIN Rail RJ45 Mounting Module, most commonly used in industrial networking applications. Stewart Connector’s DIN Rail RJ45 Mounting Module is designed for easy tool-less mounting and RJ45 jack installation. Each DIN Rail Mounting Module includes removable
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11/24/2020
400W AC-DC Power Supplies for Medical Applications
Bel Power Solutions announced the ABC401 / MBC401 Series of 400 W AC-DC power supplies in five different low-profile 1U packages, including open frame, enclosed, U-channel, perforated cover and vented cover configurations. The ABC401 Series (industrial) and MBC401 Series (medical) are rated high efficiency (94% typ
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11/24/2020
GaN Modules Feature Superior System Performance
GaN Systems announced the availability of four new integrated power module evaluation kits: 100V Driver GaN DC/DC Power Stage Module, 650V 150A Half-Bridge IPM, 650V 150A Full-Bridge Module and Driver, and 650V 300A 3-Phase Module and Driver. These modules are designed to be easy to use and evaluate performance in
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11/23/2020
Integration-Ready Refrigerant Gas Sensors Meet A2L Standards
NevadaNano Inc. announced it expanded its Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS) Refrigerant Product Family with gas sensors for A1, A2L, and A3 refrigerants. The NevadaNano family of sensors is the first to meet the new North American Standards Developing Organizations and global IEC/CENELECstandards as well as
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11/23/2020
Bel Magnetic Solutions Expands Vertical Mount ICM Series
Bel Magnetic Solutions expands the Vertical Mount MagJack ICM series to include 1GBASE-T, 2.5GBASE-T, 5GBASE-T and 10GBASE-T with 60W PoE options. These Vertical Mount ICMs are ideally suited for 5G cellular equipment, single-board motherboards, industrial PCs, printers, daughter cards, industrial controllers, an
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11/20/2020
Strengthened Power Conversion Offering with IGBT Modules
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. strengthened their power conversion product offering with Fuji Electric’s 7th generation (X-Series) IGBT modules. Fuji’s 7th Generation IGBT modules represent the latest IGBT chip technology and is specifically designed to complement requirements needed for the latest power conver
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11/20/2020
The First 8-bit MCU Family for CAN FD Networks
Meeting the demand for increased bandwidth and flexible data rates in evolving automotive applications like safety and communication, while further supporting the development of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), Microchip Technology Inc. announced its PIC18 Q84 family— the first PIC18 microcontroller (M
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11/19/2020
Expanded Illuminated Pushbutton Series w/ Steel Version
RAFI has enhanced its RAFIX 30 FS+ illuminated pushbutton offering with the introduction of a stainless steel version. The sleek, modern design is available with optional ring lighting for stylish indication. Commonly used in automation, automotive, industrial and off-road vehicle applications, the RAFIX 30 FS+ illu
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11/18/2020
TCI Releases Sine Wave Filter with Connectivity
TCI announced the latest addition to their connectivity solutions – KMG with PQconnect Sine Wave Filters. These sine wave filters enable users to monitor and track performance using network communications. Sine wave filters convert the PWM wave form to a near sinusoidal wave form by attenuating the carrier fr
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11/16/2020
UPS for Secure, Connected Backup Power in Harsh Environments
Power management company Eaton announced a step forward for industrial backup power with the North American launch of the Ferrups FX uninterruptible power supply (“UPS”). Building upon decades of proven performance of the Eaton FERRUPS UPS, this new solution brings intelligent capabilities and cybersecurity to
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11/16/2020
600V Super Junction MOSFETs in SMD-type TOLL Package
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced the release of a Fast Switching 600V αMOS5 Super Junction MOSFETs in SMD-type TOLL Package. αMOS5 is AOS’s latest generation of high voltage MOSFET, designed to meet the high efficiency and high-density needs for Quick Charger, Adapter, PC Power, Server, In
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11/16/2020
Würth Elektronik’s online platform REDEXPERT expanded
Würth Elektronik has heeded its customers’ suggestions from the practical area and has installed a feature that enables the direct comparison of aluminum-electrolyte and aluminum-polymer capacitors. The calculation of the ripple current has also been improved. The RedExpert online platform has now been modified
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11/13/2020
30W medical power supplies are (EU) 2019/1782 compliant
Certified to the medical safety standards IEC 60601-1 and EN 60601-1-11 and compliant to EN 60601-1-2 Edition 4 for EMC, the products have a Class II input requiring no earth ground. The WWM30 also meets the EU Tier 2 ((EU) 2019/1782) and DoE Level VI efficiency standards. The series is suited for home healthca
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11/13/2020
Automotive, high-CV tantalum chip capacitors
The capacitors are optimized for automotive electronics applications. The new F98-AJ6 Series capacitors are currently available in miniature 0603 and 0805 chip sizes with maximum heights of just 1.0mm and 0.80±0.10mm, respectively, and feature facedown under-tab terminations designed to achieve high capacitance, high
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11/13/2020
Low-inductance SiC power module and programmable gate driver kit
The transformation to electrify transportation – from trains, trams, and trolleys to buses, automobiles and EV chargers – continues at a rapid pace, as countries shift toward improved modes of transit with greater efficiency and innovative technology. Microchip has announced its AgileSwitch digital programmab
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11/13/2020
Digital XDP controller for cost-effective flyback LED drivers
It provides high power factor and constant voltage output. The device operates in quasi-resonant mode (QRM) to maximize the efficiency and minimize the electromagnetic interference (EMI) over a wide load range. It accommodates active burst mode (ABM) at light load to prevent audible noise while achieving a no-lo
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11/13/2020
Würth Elektronik presents WE-TGF thermoconductive gap filler
The outstanding feature of the self-adhesive gap-filler material: The non-conductive barrier with a high dielectric strength has a high thermoconductivity index of 1 W/(m*K). The material easily adapts to the differing thicknesses of components on the PCB and fills the gaps between hot electronic components and me
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11/13/2020
The MAX31889 digital temperature sensor features an unmatched combination of accuracy and power consumption, replacing expensive resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) in precise temperature-sensitive applications. The MAX31825 digital temperature sensor enables up to 64 devices per bus, all parasitically powe
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11/13/2020
SiC MADK board for servo drives
As part of the MADK platform for motors of up to 7.5 kW, the evaluation board EVAL-M5-IMZ120R-SIC is a 3-phase inverter board aiming at servo drive applications. As a true first, Infineon offers details about schematics (PDF), parts (Excel), layout (Gerber), and design package (Altium) as download package on t
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11/13/2020
Durable 1.27mm pitch connectors with cable assemblies
Based on customer feedback, the company has just introduced off-the-shelf IDC cable assembly options to accompany the existing discrete connector components. These are available now direct from stock through Harwin’s global network of distributors. On each of these assemblies, a ribbon cable is fitted with female conne
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11/13/2020
Schaffner reintroduce single-phase EMC filter
Large and complex machine tools with multiple driving axes and very long motor cables can be subjected to major reliability problems caused by internal coupling of interferences from the drive system to the control wires. This can cause dropouts and interrupts of the control unit and consequently lead to unnece
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11/13/2020
Nexperia TrEOS automotive ESD protection
In common with all TrEOS components, the new parts combine extremely low capacitance ensuring high signal integrity, extremely low clamping and high robustness for modern automotive interfaces. Specific automotive applications include infotainment, multimedia and ADAS systems featuring USB 3.2, HDMI, LVDS, SerD
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11/13/2020
Flex Power Designer with design support for Xilinx FPGAs
The new 4.0 release also provides further system optimization and loop compensator features to improve overall power-stage design analysis, helping power designers to accelerate time to market. Primarily, the latest major upgrade to this software version provides a load-based design capability that enables a
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11/13/2020
Compact auto-ranging DC supply with energy-recovering DC load
The PSB series are microprocessor controlled bi-directional supplies that feature two devices in one: an auto-ranging DC power supply and an electronic DC load with energy recovery. The bi-directional package replaces individual programmable sources and loads, and the regenerative load returns up to 95% of test
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11/13/2020
WE-MK high-frequency, multilayer ceramic inductors
WE-MK is available in three different sizes—0201, 0402 and 0603—as well as various inductance values from 1 nH up to 470 nH. The WE-MK inductors have very stable inductance over the entire operating temperature range from -55 to +125°C with inductance tolerances of ±5% or ±0.3 nH (depending on inductance val
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11/13/2020
RS Components stocks HARTING SPE connectivity solutions
Compliant with the newly established IEC 63171-6 industry standard, the Tw1ster connector series fully addresses the needs within modern industrial settings for more compact, lightweight cabling. Through these cutting-edge interconnect components, both data and power can be simultaneously transported, thereby reduc
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11/13/2020
The Industry's Smallest, Lowest-Power Intelligent Actuator
The new Trinamic-branded PD42-1-1243-IOLINK intelligent actuator by Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. enables modern smart factories to quickly and remotely adjust an actuator’s electrical characteristics to minimize factory downtime and maximize throughput. It combines a NEMA-17 stepper motor with controller an
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11/13/2020
TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 technology now available in TO-247 housing
The device comes in a TO-247 with 650 V break down voltage. The new TRENCHSTOP family portfolio consists of current ratings of 20 A, 30 A, 40 A, 50 A, and 75 A. It can easily be used for replacing previous technologies and for paralleling. This version of IGBT7 is especially suited to applications such as indust
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11/13/2020
Switching regulators are drop-in replacements for LMxx devices
TSR-WI devices offer high efficiencies of up to 94%, along with low standby current and excellent line/load regulation. The TSR-WI Series comprises two families of single-output switching regulator — known as TSR-0.6WI and TSR-1WI, with 0.6A and 1A maximum output current ratings, respectively — and output
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11/13/2020
SCR Controller Provides Smallest Industry Footprint
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced the expansion of its market-leading line of SCR (silicon controlled rectifier) power controllers with its new Thyro-A+ for precision industrial and semiconductor heating applications. Thyro-A+ provides customers with next-generation SCR accuracy and load monitoring, th
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11/13/2020
Second-generation full-SiC industrial power modules
The low power loss characteristics and high carrier frequency operation of the SiC-MOSFET (metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor) and SiC-SBD (schottky barrier diode) chips in the modules are expected to facilitate the development of more efficient, smaller and lighter weight power equipment in various in
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11/13/2020
RS Components adds SiC MOSFETs from ON Semiconductor
The new N-channel SiC MOSFETs support accelerated switching speeds (with rise times of as little as 10ns). Exhibiting on-resistance figures going down to 20mΩ alongside industry-leading gate charge values, they are subject to minimal power losses. Exceptionally robust, these devices can cope with ultra-high c
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11/13/2020
Lite-on delivers SMPS with 80 PLUS Titanium certificate
The trend of digitalization has accelerated. Consequently, the number of server farms has risen and with it the power demand. Driven by the phenomenon of global warming, the importance of higher energy efficiency of operations is therefore increasing. Introduced in 2004, the measurement standards defined by th
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11/13/2020
Zero cross detection ICs for home appliances
The rising demand for smart home devices and IoT applications has added communication functionality (i.e. Wi-Fi) to home appliances. As it is necessary for such devices to always be ON to maintain communication, manufacturers are required to reduce standby power consumption even more to around 0.5W. This calls
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11/13/2020
Quarter brick digital DC/DC converter delivers up to 500 W
The new converter family provides indispensable monitoring functionality and control of the feedback loop to help stabilization. The high-density BMR683 converter is introduced in the industry-standard quarter-brick format, saving valuable board space. The device has an output power up to 500 W at 28 Vout, and an in
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11/13/2020
Common mode filter with ESD protection
It is suitable for the latest HDMI 2.1 standard up to 12G FRL, where eye-diagram tests were passed even with “worst cable model”. Stefan Seider, Nexperia’s product manager for high-speed protection and filtering) commented: “HDMI 2.1 enables displays with higher resolution and better colours. However
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11/13/2020
Low profile, 3-phase 5kW AC-DC power supply
In common with the existing products in the range, the new HPT5K0-L units feature a three-phase, three-wire & earth, 180 to 528VAC input and they carry ITE/industrial and medical agency approvals. The new ‘-L’ designated units are supplied in a chassis mount package with a height of just 63mm (2.5”)
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11/13/2020
COSEL adds 300W power solution with triple isolated outputs
The RBC300F is an open-frame, configurable AC/DC power supply with triple outputs tailored for robotic controllers and factory automation. Based on a unique concept, the Cosel RBC300F series offers three configurable isolated outputs, with one having a reinforced isolation to power Intelligent Gate Bipolar Trans
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11/13/2020
100 V eGaN FET Family
The applications for these leading-edge devices include synchronous rectification, class-D audio, infotainment systems, DC-DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and lidar for autonomous cars, robotics, and drones. The EPC2218 (3.2 mΩ, 231 Apulsed) and the EPC2204 (6 mΩ, 125 Apulsed) have nearly 20% lo
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11/13/2020
Bringing Pre-programmed Security to the Auto Market
Due to the rise of in-vehicle network connections like Bluetooth and LTE/5G, today's vehicles host more vulnerabilities than ever before, driving new cybersecurity regulations and specifications for the automotive market. Helping OEMs and their module suppliers simplify the upgrade of existing designs to meet secu
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11/11/2020
GaN FET with Integrated Driver and Active Power Management
Texas Instruments (TI) expanded its high-voltage power management portfolio with the next generation of 650-V and 600-V gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistors (FETs) for automotive and industrial applications. With a fast-switching, 2.2-MHz integrated gate driver, the new families of GaN FETs help engineers de
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11/09/2020
Automotive Primary DC/DC Converters Offer Stable Output
ROHM has developed a new lineup of 12 automotive primary DC/DC converters. The BD9P series is optimized for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) sensors, cameras, and radars, along with car infotainment and instrument clusters. In recent years, the continued electrification of vehicle systems has increa
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11/09/2020
170V eGaN FET Offers Best-in-Class Synchronous Rectification
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2059 (6.8 mΩ, 170 V) eGaN FET.  This device is the latest in a family of 100 V – 200 V solutions suitable for a wide-range of po
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11/09/2020
MOSFETs: Maintenance-Free Servo Drives Without Cooling Fans
Infineon Technologies AG supports the robotics and automation industry in implementing maintenance-free motor drive inverters. By introducing the new CoolSiC MOSFET with .XT interconnection technology in a 1200 V optimized D 2PAK-7 SMD package, passive cooling becomes possible. Up to 80 percent loss reductio
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11/06/2020
KVM-over-IP/LCD Drawer Models For Dominion LX II Portfolio
Raritan announced the combo KVM-over-IP/LCD drawers (DLX2-108-LED, DLX2-116-LED, DLX2-216-LED) and KVM-over-IP only units (DLX2-108, DLX2-116, DLX2-216) for its existing Dominion LX II portfolio. With up to 256 connected devices, the new models are ideal for IT administration tasks or for organizations wit
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11/06/2020
A Modular Capacitor Concept for DC Link Applications
TDK Corporation presents ModCap − a modular capacitor concept for DC link applications. The newly developed power capacitors are available for rated voltages of 1100 V to 2300 V and cover a 365 µF to 2525 µF capacitance range. The rated currents between 105 A and 180 A are type-conditioned wi
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11/04/2020
Thermoelectric Coolers Provide Temperature Stability
Imaging sensors and other sensitive camera components such as FPGA's require active cooling to keep operating temperatures below their maximum limit, ensuring high-quality image resolution. Due to solar radiation and increased heat flux density from surrounding electronics, outdoor security cameras can reach temp
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11/04/2020
Reducing Size of Automotive Designs w/ Ultra-Compact MOSFETs
ROHM has released the ultra-compact AEC-Q101 qualified MOSFETs, RV8C010UN, RV8L002SN and BSS84X, best-in-class 1mm2 size that deliver automotive-grade reliability. The products are suitable for high-density applications such as ADAS and automotive ECUs. The continuing electrification of vehicles in recent y
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11/03/2020
Switchcraft Z Series DC Power Plugs in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of Switchcraft’s new Z Series DC Power Plugs from stock at TTI. Switchcraft’s design improvements include a touch-proof tip, recessed "first make, last break" ground contact and a larger cable clamp for greater safer and versatility. The “Z” Series Power Pl
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11/03/2020
Intelligent Cameras Enhance Human Perception
A team of researchers at the Chair of Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has developed an intelligent camera that achieves not only high spatial and temporal but also spectral resolution. The camera has a wide range of applications that ca
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11/02/2020
Understanding Thermal Resistance's Impact at a System Level

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Figure 1: Thermal resistance comprises multiple stages, from junction to ambient

The principles that apply to current flow, in terms of resistance, can be likened to the resistance that heat encounters when flowing from hot to cold bodies. Every material and its interface will have a thermal resistance, and these figures can be used to calculate the rate at which heat is removed from its so
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11/02/2020
Incorporating Baseplate Cooled Converter Modules

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Figure 1: An example of the variation in efficiency with input voltage and load

When designing rugged equipment designed for outdoor use, sealing them from external environmental conditions is a prudent step, but it does introduce some design challenges, one of which is how to provide the power supply capability, particularly when relatively high levels of power are required. Most high-power su
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11/02/2020
The SIMO DC-DC Converter - The Audio Amplifier's Best Friend

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Figure 1. Small wireless audio devices have challenging size and battery life requirements and are expected to provide excellent audio performance.

Generally, traditional switch mode power supplies (SMPS) are considered to be very noisy compared to that of the low-dropout (LDO) regulators. The switching action associated with switching regulators generates noise and resulting harmonics, which can affect the overall system performance in audio applications. Th
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11/02/2020
The Mechanics of Grid Edge Intelligence

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Figure 1. Applications and devices will impact grid architecture

Emerging trends – electric vehicles (EVs), distributed energy resources (DER), advanced battery applications, smart devices and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology – have fundamentally transformed how we design, operate and maintain the grid. A decade ago, utilities were tasked with adding intelligence to their
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11/02/2020
Forty Years of Know-How

Figure 1: Technology development and product family positioning of Infineon’s 12-300 V power MOSFET offering

Our world has experienced dramatic change over the past 50 years. New economic, social and technological trends have emerged significantly impacting our way of life in different ways.  Regardless of the way and degree to which the world has been changing, one thing remains: technology plays a crucial role in
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11/01/2020