Industrial

February 2021
Variations to Perform: Introducing 65 W USB-PD Designs

Figure 1 Block diagram of a secondary-side controlled power adapter using PAG1S and PAG1P

The continuous demand for charging devices in the shortest time is driving the charger market toward fast charging. On the one hand, the power delivered by these charges increases; on the other hand, their size is getting smaller and smaller, so it is necessary to design a higher power density. To meet the growing de
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02/28/2021
Ruggedized AC/DC Converter Lines w/ Vast Temperature Ranges
Murata introduced several AC/DC converter product lines developed for the Industrial, Automation, IoT, Smart Buildings, Medical, and Security markets – the BAC1, BAC3, and BAC05. These solutions feature wide industrial temperature ranges and have been ruggedized to operate efficiently in the most demanding env
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02/25/2021
Increased Operating Voltages for Thin Film Resistor Arrays
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that the company has enhanced its ACAS 0606 AT and ACAS 0612 AT precision Automotive Grade thin film chip resistor arrays with higher resistance ratios up to 1:100 and operating voltages up to 100 V. The Vishay Beyschlag devices provide designers with greater flexibility by
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02/22/2021
Compact Power Entry Module Includes Side Flange Mounting
SCHURTER’s proven power entry module, series DD11, provides a high level of functional integration in the most minimal of package dimensions. The power entry module is ideally suited for equipment with low profile panels. Consisting of an IEC appliance inlet (C14), which is compatible with cord retention
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02/22/2021
ICs Achieve Double Battery Life for IoT Applications
Designers can now achieve double the battery life together with robust protection and highest accuracy for internet of things (IoT), industrial and healthcare applications with three new Essential Analog ICs from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM): MAX41400 instrumentation amplifier, MAX40108 precision
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02/22/2021
TDK Selection Tool for PTC Inrush Current Limiters
TDK Corporation presents a new, user-friendly tool to help users select the right PTC inrush current limiters (ICL) for a range of different power supply and converter topologies. The intuitive tool is available online and does not need to be downloaded. The selection process is divided into four stages: After sp
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02/18/2021
RTD Transmitter Added to OleumTech Instrumentation Portfolio
OleumTech announced the release of a new RTD Temperature Transmitter to its H Series line of hardwired instrumentation, available in 4-20 mA and RS485 Modbus.  The H Series RTD Transmitter is perfectly suited for mission-critical industrial applications where reliability and accuracy are of utmost im
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02/18/2021
Ultra-Low IQ PMIC from ROHM Selected to Power NXP iMX8M Nano
ROHM Semiconductor announced that Embedded Artists, the producer of embedded SoMs and boards for use in industrial systems and as development platforms, is using a highly integrated PMIC from ROHM, together with NXP’s i.MX 8M Nano processor, on its iMX8M Nano uCOM board to deliver a robust and cost-effective so
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02/17/2021
ON Semiconductor Announce New 650V Silicon Carbide MOSFETs
ON Semiconductor has announced a new range of silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET devices for demanding applications where power density, efficiency and reliability are key considerations. By replacing existing silicon switching technologies with the new SiC devices, designers will achieve significantly better performance in
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02/17/2021
MLFA AEC Compliant MELFs With High Reliability
When designing high reliability applications, engineers are challenged to find a resistor that meets the electrical demands at a reasonable cost. If AEC compliance is required, the challenge is even greater. Stackpole offers engineers a solution for these applications with its MLFA Series. The MLFA is an A
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02/16/2021
Amplifier Delivers High Accuracy and Energy-Efficiency
With the proliferation of automation and connectivity throughout the automotive and industrial markets, the need to accurately measure a dynamic current in the presence of high frequency noise often plagues modern vehicle and factory applications. In order to combat electrically noisy environments and address th
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02/16/2021
New Physics Rules Tested on Quantum Computer

A quantum circuit

Aalto researchers have used an IBM quantum computer to explore an overlooked area of physics, and have challenged 100 year old cherished notions about information at the quantum level. The rules of quantum physics - which govern how very small things behave - use mathematical operators called Hermitian Hamiltoni
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02/16/2021
Third-Generation Extension Board Supports all iTC EPDs
Pervasive Displays has introduced the EXT3 extension kit and evaluation board, with support for its entire range of iTC ultra-low power e-paper displays for industrial, commercial and retail applications, along with extensive software libraries to help reduce its customers’ engineering effort. Many manu
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02/15/2021
Light for Quantum Information Stored in 100,000 Quantum Bits
Researchers have found a way to use light and a single electron to communicate with a cloud of quantum bits and sense their behaviour, making it possible to detect a single quantum bit in a dense cloud. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, were able to inject a 'needle' of highly fragile quantum inf
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02/15/2021
Expanded Portfolio of Active Clamp Flyback Controllers
Silanna Semiconductor announced the full production release of the industry-leading expanded portfolio of Active Clamp Flyback Controllers (ACF). Silanna Semiconductor focuses on the ultimate Power Management challenges with the best-in-class power density and efficiency that delight customers with unprecedented Bo
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02/12/2021
5th Generation MOSFETs Deliver Leading Low ON Resistance
ROHM Semiconductor announced a 24-model lineup of 24V input, -40V / -60V withstand voltage P-channel MOSFETs available in both single (RqxxxxxAT / RdxxxxxAT / RsxxxxxAT / RFxxxxxAT) and dual configurations (UTxxx5/QHxxx5/SHxxx5). These new devices are ideal for industrial and consumer applications, such as factory automati
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02/10/2021
Alliance Memory's Micron Parallel, Serial NOR Flash Products
Alliance Memory announced that the company is now an authorized reseller for additional legacy NOR Flash devices from Micron Technology. In addition to the previously announced M29F 5V Parallel NOR Flash devices, Alliance is now reselling select offerings from Micron's M45PE Serial NOR Flash, the N25Q Serial NOR
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02/08/2021
TDK Offers Compact Transformers for DC/DC Converters
TDK Corporation presents the EPCOS E10 EM series, a new range of insulated SMT transformers that are suitable for various DC/DC converter topologies and gate driver circuits in e-mobility and industrial electronics. There are four models in the series, with basic winding insulation of a working voltage of 500 VRM
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02/04/2021
Shielded FPC Connector Optimizes Data Transmission
Hirose has launched a shielded flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector with its patented single-action flip lock technology. The FH63S Series FPC connector features a ground pin to work with the shielded FFC for advance EMI prevention and optimum signal integrity. The 0.5mm pitch FH63S Series FPC connector support
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02/04/2021
Reed Relays Offer Switching of AC and DC Small Signals
Littelfuse, Inc. introduced an expanded reed relay product portfolio that extends voltage capabilities to include AC ratings, supports AC or DC loads up to 300 Vdc, and provides input/output isolation voltage 2500 VRMS. These miniature reed relays are available in single In-line (SIL) and dual-in-line (DIL) pa
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02/04/2021
MCU Group Delivers Active Power Consumption of 80 µA/MHz
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the expansion of its RA4 Series microcontrollers (MCUs) with 12 new RA4M2 Group MCUs. The new devices deliver an exceptional combination of very low power consumption, high performance, and enhanced security features that positions them as ideal solutions for industrial an
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02/03/2021
Ethernet Switches Provide Time Sensitive Networking Features
With the support of Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), Ethernet is eliminating the need for separate Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) networks, providing a more ubiquitous approach to synchronization and precision timing for today’s industrial automation systems. However, to accomplish th
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02/03/2021
6 W and 10 W Isolated DC-DC Converters with 4:1 Input Range
CUI Inc, a Bel Group, announced the addition of two new EN 62368-1 certified, compact, regulated converter series to its compact isolated dc-dc converters line. The PQQ6W-S and the PQQ10W-S both offer cost-effective solutions for a wide range of applications, including IoT, consumer, industrial and telecom, an
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02/02/2021
SiTime Expands Consumer, IoT Portfolio with Low Power TCXO
SiTime Corporation announced the SiT5008 temperature-compensated silicon MEMS oscillator (TCXO). The SiT5008 is ideal for connected consumer and IoT devices such as Internet-connected audio-video, over-the-top streaming devices, industrial smart meters, and other devices that use low power wireless connectivity. Li
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02/01/2021
New Converters Deserve (and get) Better Inductors

Coilcraft inductor schematic

New inductors are introduced all the time. In such an established industry as ours, it is quite natural that many new products represent small, evolutionary improvements or solve unique problems.  Occasionally, however, major generational breakthroughs do come along that challenge designers into new way
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Date:
02/01/2021