Industrial

July 2021
Tunable Linear ReDrivers for Superior Levels of Signal Integrity
Diodes Incorporated further reinforces its extensive linear ReDriver IC portfolio via the introduction of two new 3.3V-rated multi-lane active demux devices. These advanced ReDrivers address the demux needs now being set by the more graphically intense functions of mobile workstations, gaming PCs, and display do
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07/29/2021

TDK Expands its Range of Coupled Inductors
TDK Corporation has extended its range of coupled inductors to include the new EPCOS series B82472D6*. The nine series types cover an inductance range of 2 x 2.2 µH to 2 x 47 µH and are designed for maximum rated currents of 1.1 A to 4.3 A. The RoHS-compliant chokes are certified in line with AEC-Q200 and fe
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07/28/2021
Rugged Silicon Carbide Power Solutions Available at 1700V
Today’s energy-efficient electric charging systems powering commercial vehicle propulsion, as well as auxiliary power systems, solar inverters, solid-state transformers and other transportation and industrial applications all rely on high-voltage switching power devices. To meet these requirements, Microchip Te
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07/27/2021
Times Microwave Introduces new LMR-240 Kit
The LMR-240 Kit from Times Microwave Systems packs everything needed for low-loss, 50-Ω cable assemblies into one box. The kit contains cables, interconnect components, lubricant to facilitate connector assembly, and even cable cutting tools, including the easy-to-use model CCT-03 tool for exposing and preppin
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07/27/2021
PemTech Offers Fixed Gas Transmitter w/ NevadaNano’s Sensor Tech
NevadaNano announced that PemTech added NevadaNano’s Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS) technology into its Ultra1000 Series Fixed Gas Sensors. PemTech is a US-based global gas monitor and detector manufacturer that started operations in 1989.  “PemTech has earned a global repu
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07/27/2021
KHK USA Inc. Announces Extensive Line of Spur Gears
KHK USA Inc., announces its extensive line of metric spur gears. A large selection of off-the-shelf KHK Spur Gears are available in many materials, configurations, modules and numbers of teeth, and KHK quick customized products can ready within 5 business days. Spur gears are cylindrical disks which have invo
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07/27/2021
The World's Fastest and Lowest-Power IoT Face Detection
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. and Xailient Inc., announced that Maxim Integrated’s MAX78000 ultra-low power neural-network microcontroller detects and localizes faces in video and images using Xailient’s proprietary Detectum neural network. Xailient’s neural network draws 250x lower power (at just 28
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07/27/2021
Miniature Thermoelectric Coolers for High-Temp Optoelectronics
Laird Thermal Systems has launched the enhanced OptoTEC OTX/HTX Series of miniature thermoelectric coolers designed for high-temperature environments found in telecom, industrial, autonomous and photonics applications. Featuring next generation thermoelectric ma
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07/27/2021
New motor control software boosts BridgeSwitch ICs
Electric motors are responsible for using a huge portion of the electricity we generate. Some estimates put that figure almost half of global energy consumption. As such, it makes sense to have the motors driven as efficiently as possible, for the user to save costs, for the supplier who won’t face so large deman
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07/23/2021
IIoT Connectivity Solution for Floating Solar Plants
Over the past few years, countries that lack the land mass required for solar plants are turning their attention to the water-based alternative, floating solar islands. By placing solar panels on floating platforms in water bodies, valuable land is freed. As the cooling properties of water allow the panels to p
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07/23/2021
MEMS Oscillators Support Square Point-of-Sale Products
SiTime Corporation announced that Square is using the SiTime SiT8008 low-power, programmable MEMS oscillator for its Square Terminal and Square Register point-of-sale (POS) products. The SiT8008 is one of SiTime’s most popular devices and is used in over 50 applications across th
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07/23/2021
First Programmable USB Type-C hub for USB-PD Debug, Validation
USB Type-C, commonly called USB-C, promised standardized power and data delivery. Unfortunately, poorly tested devices in the market make USB-C systems unpredictable, expensive, and frustrating to consumers. Improving USB-C testing is critical to delivering on the “one connector to rule them all” promise of U
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07/21/2021
Ethernet PHYs Enable Multidrop Bus Architecture
Smart manufacturing is driving efficiencies in automation as digital networks increasingly connect machines, production line equipment and robotics. Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) networks that are critical to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) rely on Ethernet for interoperability an
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07/20/2021
Electrically Actuated Valves for Commercial Buildings
Warren Controls announces its ILEA 2900E Series of electrically actuated, industrial globe-control valves for commercial buildings applications.   The 2900E Series has a high quality, modulating, linear, industrial electric valve actuator and features a rugged cast-iron body with a variety of trim mat
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07/19/2021
Industrial Secure Routers Protect Against Cyber Threats
Moxa Inc., has introduced the new EDR-G9010 Series. These industry-certified all-in-one firewall/NAT/VPN/switch/routers act as a robust first line of defense for industrial networks in diverse applications such as smart manufacturing and critical infrastructure. The routers offer 10-port GbE performance and defe
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07/14/2021
AMADA WELD TECH Announces Capacitive Discharge Welder
AMADA WELD TECH, INC., announces the release of the CD-A1000A, a 1000 watt-second advanced capacitive discharge welder, ideal for battery tab welding, honeycomb tacking, and welding of conductive terminals. This next generation CD welder is the latest in a long line of CD welders manufactured by AMADA WELD TE
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07/14/2021
8Gb SDRAM Offers 50% Reduction in Power Consumption
Alliance Memory announced that it has expanded its offering of high-speed CMOS mobile low-power SDRAMs with a new LPDDR4X device featuring on-chip ECC. Offering an extension to the company's fourth-generation LPDDR4 SDRAMs, the 8Gb AS4C256M32MD4V-062BAN offers ~50% lower power ratings in the 200-ball FBG
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07/14/2021
Sager Electronics Offers Power Partner's AC/DC Converters
Sager Electronics is now stocking Power Partners PPWAM150 series single output AC/DC converters.  The PPWAM150 series single output AC/DC converters come in a power dense 2”x 3” platform. Available in eight different standard output voltages that span most of the SELV range while offering a
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07/14/2021
AVX Launches New 3-D Interactive Interconnect Application
AVX Corporation has launched a new 3-D interactive interconnect application. Available on the AVX website and accessible via computer, tablet, or smartphone, the new 3-D interactive interconnect application provides users with several different intuitive ways to access a comprehensive and visually en
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07/14/2021
Stress-Free Metallic Films Pave the way for Next-Gen Circuitry

(top left) An illustration of the HiPIMS process (top right) The energy distribution of tungsten ions arriving at the substrate over time. At short times, there are a large proportion of ions with high energy. (bottom) Stress-free tungsten films created with the selective pulsed bias technique. (a) Plan view transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image of the film; (b) a higher resolution image; (c) reconstructions of the selected area in (b) based on inverse Fourier transforms, with two regions magnified.

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used high power impulse magnetron scattering (HiPIMS) to create thin films of tungsten with unprecedentedly low levels of film stress. By optimizing the timing of a "substrate bias pulse" with microsecond precision, they minimized impurities and defects to
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07/05/2021
Würth Expands Popular Transformer Series
This series of parts can be used in a host of push-pull and pulse transformer applications, and is found on dozens of reference designs.   The four parts added to the MID-PPTI series include 750317828, 750317829, 750317830, and 750317331; all which are AEC-Q200 qualified, and include and isolation vol
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07/01/2021
ROHM’s New 80V Withstand 5A Output Power Supply ICs
Recent years have seen evolving markets of battery-driven applications and advanced industrial equipment such as 5G base stations and factory automation systems equipped with new functions utilizing IoT. This demands power supply ICs that are not only compact and operate at high efficiency, but also deliver lar
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07/01/2021
TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 family in TO-247-3-HCC housing
The family comes in a TO-247-3-HCC package and offers a broad portfolio comprising 20 A, 30 A, 40 A, 50 A, 60 A and 70 A current ratings. The devices can easily be used for replacing previous technologies like Infineon’s TRENCHSTOP 5 WR5 and HighSpeed 3 H3 as well as competitor technologies. The family is optimi
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07/01/2021
Global Semiconductor Shortage Underlines U.S. Domestic Manufacturing Woes
The recent process of buying a new car was a gloomy reminder of the semiconductor shortage, with lots so empty they could host Sunday Night Football. It’s a problem that could linger for awhile – or at least until we establish a domestic chip manufacturing base. A June White House report laid out our domestic woes, and coming on the heels of a global pandemic that produced h
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07/01/2021
BLDC-Based Cordless Power Tools Offer Longer Run Times and a Better User Experience

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Figure 1. Three-phase BLDC motor drive overview

Introduction Cordless power tools are becoming increasingly popular in professional and DIY usage due to their ease of use, portability, and increased safety over mains-powered tools. With the inclusion of brushless DC (BLDC) motors, they are now suitable for most tasks. However, manufacturers are being chal
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Date:
07/01/2021