Industrial

May 2021
Complete 13MP PDAF UVC Camera Reference Design Kit
THine Solutions, Inc., a THine company, introduced their new THEIA-CAM family of camera Reference Design Kits. The first Kit in the family is the THSCU101, a 13-megapixel Phase-Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) USB Video Class (UVC) camera Reference Design Kit. The THSCU101 Kit is based on THine’s THP7312 image sig
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05/25/2021

Single Pole Tactile Switch for High Reliability Applications
C&K has developed a single pole double throw (SPDT) tactile switch designed for elevator buttons, gaming controllers and the industrial market. The TLSM Series SPDT tact switch combines a space-saving design with high reliability all within a compact design that is only 6.0mm x 6.1mm. At only 6.0 mm x
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05/25/2021
Demonstration Board Delivers Best-in-Class Power Density
EPC announces the availability of the EPC9149, a 1 kW-capable 48 V input to 12 V output LLC converter that operates as a DC transformer with a conversion ratio of 4:1. This demonstration board features the 100V EPC2218 and 40 V EPC20 24GaN FETs. The board is the size of DOSA-standard ⅛th brick format, measur
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05/25/2021
Expanded Range of 16V Operation 1.0A Step-up DC/DC Converters
Torex Semiconductor Ltd. has launched a synchronous rectification type boost DC/DC converter--XC9143/XC9144 series, which incorporates two driver FETs required for switching operation. In recent years, demands of power supply ICs for small display systems and drive systems such as small motors and valves have
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05/25/2021
Flammable Gas Sensors for Real-time Personal Safety Monitors
NevadaNano announced that Universal Site Monitoring (USM) will use its Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS) Flammable Gas Sensors in their BLE Gas Sensors to bring real-time gas detection capabilities to the mobile phone market. This will allow end-users to monitor gas risks in the field simply by connecting th
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05/24/2021
TRACO's DC/DC Converters Shipping from Sager Electronics
Sager Electronics is now stocking TRACO Power’s TEP 40UIR and TEP 60UIR DC/DC converters. TRACO Power's TEP 40UIR and TEP 60UIR are high performance DC/DC converters offered in a compact quarter brick metal package. With an ultra-wide 12:1 input voltage range, these DC/DC converters are an all-in-one solution for
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05/24/2021
Molex Thin-Film Battery in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of the Molex Thin-Film Battery from stock at TTI. Molex’s Thin-Film Battery is a low-profile, flexible, disposable battery with a small footprint designed for low-power single-use applications. The batteries are zinc-carbon primary cells (Zn anode/MnO2 cathode) that nomin
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05/21/2021
Souriau UTGX Trim Trio Connectors in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., now carries Souriau’s UTGX Trim Trio Industrial Connector line. Souriau UTGX Trim Trio Bayonet Connectors are a versatile, ruggedized solution for industrial applications. These connectors are waterproof, shock-proof and UV resistant, allowing the series to withstand continuous underwater immersion
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05/19/2021
A gate driver solution for EMI mitigation without compromise

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It is not just efficiency that benefits from faster switching. There are further advantages, including a reduced BoM, and as efficient designs give off less heat, they don’t require such large heatsinks, leading to smaller and cheaper system solutions. However, high switching speeds have a downside that can of
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05/18/2021
Building the Workforce for the Quantum Age
The Stone Age. The Bronze Age. The Iron Age. The Industrial Revolution. Eras tend to be defined by their technology, and humans may be headed for a new one: the Quantum Age. As the Digital Revolution ushered in an era of computer scientists, software engineers and electrical engineers, the evolution of quantu
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05/17/2021
Thin-Film Wraparound Chip Resistor Delivers Tight TCR
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new high precision thin film wraparound chip resistor for industrial, medical, military, and aerospace applications. The Vishay Sfernice P2TC offers a tight TCR of ± 2 ppm/°C over wider resistance and temperature ranges — and in more case sizes with higher pow
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05/17/2021
Silicon Labs Expands Isolated Gate Driver Product Family
Silicon Labs announced the addition of Si828x version 2 to its isolated gate driver product family. This update allows the product family to effectively drive Silicon Carbide (SiC) Field Effect Transistor (FET) gates, addressing the growing market for half- and full-bridge inverters and power supplies that require im
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05/17/2021
Above the Noise

Deep learning helps researchers to find hidden features in resistive pulse signals in nanopore sensing of nanoscale objects.

Scientists from the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research at Osaka University used machine learning methods to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio in data collected when tiny spheres are passed through microscopic nanopores cut into silicon substrates. This work may lead to much more sensitive data collection wh
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05/16/2021
UPS Minimizes Unplanned Disruptions in Harsh Environments
As more power-sensitive devices are deployed in automated industrial processes, the need for reliable battery backup power is growing exponentially, yet serious challenges remain in the design of traditional Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS). Most UPS are simply too large or heat-sensitive to be installed in co
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05/16/2021
IEC-Style C6 Inlet is UL Uprated to 7A/125 VAC
SCHURTER announces a change to the UL/CSA ratings for its 2561/2562 series IEC C6 inlet. The inlet conforms with the standards update UL 498 & CSA C22.2 to UL 60320-1, where the ratings are also updated to reflect both IEC 2.5A at 250 VAC and UL 7A at 125 VAC. With the trend toward downsizing equipment t
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05/16/2021
Generac Expands Offering w/ Largest Gaseous Generator Set
Generac Industrial Power’s leadership in gaseous fueled generators expands with the introduction of its largest natural gas unit in the lineup to date.   The new SG1000 1000 kW gaseous generator is designed with Generac’s in-house engine expertise and uses robust MOTORTECH components. The new engin
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05/12/2021
Proximity Sensor Offers Power Consumption Down to 6.63 μA
The Optoelectronics Group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new fully integrated proximity sensor designed to increase efficiency and performance in consumer and industrial applications. Featuring a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL), the Vishay Semiconductors VCNL36825T combines a photodiode, si
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05/11/2021
Stack Accelerates Development of Industrial Automation Systems
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation extended its portfolio of comprehensive low power FPGA-based solution stacks with the introduction of Lattice Automate. The stack includes software tools, industrial IP cores, modular hardware development boards, and software-programmable reference designs and demos that simplify an
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05/11/2021
PSDcast – The World's First Holographic Hotel Check-In System

Glenn Imobersteg from Holo Industries

The global pandemic has fundamentally changed a number of societal norms – likely permanently. One of those changes is that people will take extra care to prevent the spread of infection, whether that’s using hand sanitizer, wearing masks in crowded social situations, or thinking twice about touching objects
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05/11/2021
Optek Smart Sensor Modules Now Available from TTI
TTI, Inc., is now stocking the OPB9001 Reflective Optical Sensor from TT Electronics - Optek. This sensor is targeted for the medical and industrial applications including industrial printing, dispensing, manufacturing automation and portable lab/medical equipment. Optek’s OPB9001 is a reflective, CMOS logic
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05/07/2021
TTI Offering Backlighting Chip LEDs from ROHM
TTI, Inc., is now offering the ROHM CSL0901/CSL0902 LED series. These compact, high-output, surface-mount LEDs are designed with molded lenses to optimize intensity. This new lineup includes 18 devices, comprised of the CSL0901 series and featuring standard brightness and the high brightness CSL0902 series. LED
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05/07/2021
Plug-and-Play Gate Driver Targets Railway Applications
Power Integrations announced a new SCALE-2 gate driver for 130 x 140 mm single IGBT high-power (IHM) modules, commonly used in railway and other long-life applications. Comprising the 1SP0630V2M1R main driver, 1SP0635D2S1R peripheral driver and ISO6125R-33 power supply, the new SCALE-2 plug-and-play gate drivers st
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05/06/2021
Laboratory-Type Accuracy in a  Battery-Operated DC Calibrator
Vitrek offers the XiTRON 2000 series for metrologists who need superior accuracy and portability when calibrating thermocouple, pressure, flow and DC instrumentation. Delivering laboratory-level accuracy in a battery-powered DC calibrator, the 2000 Series is a cost-effective calibration/simulation tool ideal fo
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05/06/2021
High-Voltage DC-DC Converters for Analytical Applications
XP Power released the HRC05 series of 5W regulated high-voltage DC-DC converters that delivers a fully adjustable and reliable output voltage up to 6kVDC in a small package. Models in the series provide design engineers working on high voltage integration with a complete set of features as standard in one compact fo
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05/06/2021
Thick Film Chip Resistors Provide Superior Pulse Handling
Applications that experience pulse events require special consideration for selecting resistors. General purpose thick film chip resistors have variable pulse handling depending on calibration trim length. As a result, their pulse performance can be unreliable. Stackpole’s RPC series has limited trim lengt
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05/05/2021
400PV Photovoltaic Fuses Provide Rugged Circuit Protection
Littelfuse, Inc. announced the 400PV Fuse series, a 2410 size, surface mount design (SMD) circuit protection component that offers low resistance for photovoltaic (PV) applications. The 400PV is specifically designed to address the latest trend in solar roofing by enabling PV shingles that integrate both the shing
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05/04/2021
RECOM Power's AC/DC Converters Shipping from Sager Electronics
Sager Electronics is now stocking RECOM Power’s RAC02E-K/277 & RAC03E-K/277 series 2W and 3W AC/DC converters. RECOM Power's RAC02E-K/277 and RAC03E-K/277 series AC/DC modules are capable of 277 VAC with 4kVAC isolation. Providing versatile power in a compact space, these converters offer outputs ranging from 3.3
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05/04/2021
Server / Telecom - Si and WBG solutions: Part 1 of 4 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Innovative Silicon Solution for Highest PFC Efficiency

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Figure 1: Circuit diagram of the proposed solution using CoolMOS™ in a half-bridge configuration

Introduction As a result of the pandemic that lately has had a significant impact on our lives, communication networks became a crucial part of critical social infrastructure. To achieve the required server capacities and fast connectivity and address the challenges of this unprecedented situation and, highly
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05/03/2021
AC Filtering Film Capacitors Withstand THB Testing of 40°C
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of metallized polypropylene AC filtering film capacitors optimized for high humidity environments. Vishay Roederstein MKP1847C AC Filtering devices withstand demanding temperature humidity bias (THB) testing — 40 °C, 93 % relative humidity for 56
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05/03/2021
Molex Off-the-Shelf MX150 Cable Assemblies in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of the full range of OTS MX150 Cable Assemblies from stock at TTI. Molex continues to broaden and deepen its OTS cable assembly offering with MX150 being the latest to hit TTI’s shelves. The MX150 Cable Assemblies deliver a 22.0A current rating and offer a variety of c
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Date:
05/03/2021