Industrial

October 2022
Infineon Launches New 950 V Superjunction MOSFETs

Infineon Launches New 950 V Superjunction MOSFETs

­To address contemporary market needs for improved form factors and energy-efficient products, Infineon Technologies has developed a new CoolMOS PFD7 high-voltage MOSFET family, setting a new benchmark in 950 V superjunction (SJ) technology. The new 950 V series combines outstanding performance with state-of-the-art ea
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Date:
10/28/2022

Smart Metering Platform Available on 32-bit MCU Product Family Equipped with an MPL460 PLC Modem

Smart Metering Platform Available on 32-bit MCU Product Family Equipped with an MPL460 PLC Modem

­The design complexity of smart meters continues to evolve as different communications solutions are integrated into the framework and as regulatory compliance requirements are mandated. To meet the growing demand for a feature-rich yet simple design solution for developing smart meters, Microchip Technology In
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Date:
10/26/2022
MEMS Microphones Ideal for Active Noise Canceling Applications

MEMS Microphones Ideal for Active Noise Canceling Applications

­CUI Devices’ Audio Group announced the addition of two MEMS microphone models designed for active noise cancellation. The CMM-2718AB-3815NC-TR and CMM-2718AT-3817NC-TR are analog MEMS microphones featuring omnidirectional directivity and bottom or top port locations, respectively. Thanks to their flat fr
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Date:
10/25/2022
IPMs Increase Reliability and Performance for Low- and Medium-Power Drive Applications

IPMs Increase Reliability and Performance for Low- and Medium-Power Drive Applications

­Infineon Technologies AG has launched the IM523 series of the CIPOS Mini family. The highly efficient IPMs (intelligent power modules) are based on the new 600 V Reverse Conducting Drive 2 (RCD2) IGBT technology, and come with an open emitter. The CIPOS IM523 series enables the integration of various power an
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Date:
10/25/2022
STMicroelectronics Accelerates Development of Innovative Connected Objects with Smart STM32 Wireless Module

Hakim Jaafar, General Manager - BLE/802.15.4 MCU, STMicroelectronics

­STMicroelectronics is helping increase industrial productivity and reduce waste and pollution with its smart wireless module. Conceived for Industry 4.0 applications, this module, the STM32WB5MMGH6, simplifies using ST’s innovative wireless microcontrollers in powerful use cases li
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Date:
10/20/2022
Industry's Smallest Smart Motor Module Designed to Meet Reduced PCB Layout Requirements

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Unveils Industry’s Smallest Smart Motor Module Designed to Meet Reduced PCB Layout Requirements

­Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced an extension to its compact Smart Motor Module (SMM) family. Available in an ultra-compact, thermally enhanced 3mm x 3mm QFN-18L package, the highly integrated AOZ9530QV SMM is a half-bridge power stage with a slew of features and protections th
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Date:
10/20/2022
High SOA MOSFET Optimized for 12V Hot Swap Applications

High SOA MOSFET Optimized for 12V Hot Swap Applications

­Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced the release of, AONS30300, a 30V MOSFET with low on-resistance. The AONS30300 features a high Safe Operating Area (SOA) capability making it ideally suited for demanding applications such as hot swap and eFuse.  A high SOA is essential in server
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Date:
10/17/2022
Smart Materials: Metal Cations-Recognizable Thermoresponsive Polymers

The novel thermoresponsive polymer was created by adding ions to polymers and aqueous solutions. Its thermoresponsiveness can easily be controlled by changing the type and mixing ratio of ionic species.

­Often referred to as smart materials, temperature-responsive or thermoresponsive polymers are gaining attention for their ability to respond to external temperature changes, allowing for an extensive range of applications. Making this smart material even smarter by improving the flexibility of its response to
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Date:
10/14/2022
Non-Illuminated Switch with Colored Ring Indication

Non-Illuminated Switch with Colored Ring Indication

­SCHURTER extends its Metal Design Line series MSM to include a version with a non-illuminated indicator. A colored ring is used instead of an illuminated ring, which lowers the cost of the switch and eliminates the cost associated with wiring an external power source to drive LEDs. Consistent with SCHURTER qu
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Date:
10/14/2022
Flex Power Modules Teams up with onsemi to Develop Ultra-Small Intermediate Bus Converter

Flex Power Modules Teams up with onsemi to Develop Ultra-Small Intermediate Bus Converter

­Developed in collaboration with onsemi, the non-isolated and unregulated BMR313 delivers a peak power rating of 3 kW in an ultra-small package, just 23.4 x 17.8 x 7.65 mm, yielding an astonishing 908 W/cm3 power density. Input voltage range is 40 – 60 V and the 4:1 input to output ration yields an output of
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Date:
10/13/2022
InferSens to Introduce Ultra-Low-Power Edge DL Sensor Technology for Commercial and Industrial Applications

InferSens to Introduce Ultra-Low-Power Edge DL Sensor Technology for Commercial and Industrial Applications

­CAMBRIDGE-based InferSens announced the first application of its game-changing sensor technology, which brings sophisticated deep learning to extremely low-power sensors and opens a raft of new, at-the-edge, data-rich sensor applications, which were previously hard or even impossible to address. Deep learning
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Date:
10/13/2022
Robust Capacitors with Low Self-Inductance and High Design Flexibility

Robust Capacitors with Low Self-Inductance and High Design Flexibility

­TDK Corporation presents the B3271*H* series, new EPCOS film capacitors for DC link applications that feature high energy and power density. The capacitors are rated for voltages from 500 V DC to 1600 V DC, offer capacitance values from 0.47 µF to 170 µF and are suitable for a maximum operating temperature of
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Date:
10/13/2022
International Collaboration Investigates the use of Soft Materials as Semiconductors in Solar Power

Professor Furis and Yamagata University graduate student Sun He are aligning the HORIBA spectrofluorometer for low temperature photoluminescence excitation experiments on small molecule semiconductors in the Yoshida lab.

­The race is on to find more economical, clean and efficient forms of energy, and an international research collaboration is working to find a solution by optimizing solar power using organic, soft electronic materials as semiconductors. Madalina Furis, Ph.D., and researchers with the Center for Quantum R
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Date:
10/13/2022
M8 Connector Models Added to CUI Devices' Circular Connectors Line

M8 Connector Models Added to CUI Devices' Circular Connectors Line

­CUI Devices’ Interconnect Group announced the addition of M8 connector types to its line of circular connectors. The CDM8 family offers a range of male or female jack versions with contact position options of 3, 4, 5, 6, or 8 pins. These M8 connectors are A coded to support 1 Gbit Ethernet or B coded fo
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Date:
10/12/2022
Analog Devices Announces Multiprotocol Industrial Ethernet Switch Platform

Analog Devices Announces Multiprotocol Industrial Ethernet Switch Platform

­Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced the ADIN2299, a multiprotocol industrial ethernet switch platform, to address the connectivity needs of industrial and process automation, motion control, transportation, and energy automation. The industrial ethernet switch platform is designed to operate in a star, li
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Date:
10/12/2022
Mouser Stocking MEMSIC MHA-18x Hall-Effect Switches

Mouser Stocking MEMSIC MHA-18x Hall-Effect Switches

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the MHA-18x Hall effect switches from MEMSIC. MEMSIC MHA-18x devices are low-power, ultra-high-precision Hall effect sensors optimized for battery-powered applications. These devices are fully integrated CMOS ICs that are designed to output hi
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Date:
10/10/2022
Taiwan Semiconductor Offers New Source for Critical Automotive-Grade Low-Dropout Linear Regulators

Taiwan Semiconductor Offers New Source for Critical Automotive-Grade Low-Dropout Linear Regulators

­Taiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of the TQL8xx Family of automotive-grade, low-dropout (LDO) regulators. These high-reliability, AEC-Q101 qualified LDOs offer manufacturers a reliable alternative source for the critically important linear regulators utilized in numerous battery-driven au
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Date:
10/10/2022
General Micro Systems Introduces X9 Venom OpenVPX Single Board Systems and Chassis

The ATR-PLUS is an 8 slot chassis.

­General Micro Systems introduced a new product family of 3U and 6U OpenVPX computer boards, peripherals and ATR-style chassis for use in U.S. Army ground, air, communications and weapons systems. The “X9 Venom” family of 21 products will be available by early 2023, starting first with the 3U
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Date:
10/10/2022
Chiplet Integration Technology with Simplest Scheme

Comparison between conventional semiconductor integrated circuits and chiplet integrated structures

­Since their invention in the middle of the 20th century, semiconductor integrated circuits have become the driving force behind the world's digital transformation thanks to Moore's Law, which improves performance, reduces power consumption, and lowers costs through device miniaturization and improved integration. Howe
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Date:
10/10/2022
High Power Shunt Resistors for Accurate Measurement in High Current Applications

Bourns new resistor series with metal sensing pins offer accurate measurement for high current designs

­Bourns, Inc., announced an extension to its Model CSM2F Series power shunt resistor portfolio with 12 new series. These new series feature riveted through-hole metal sensing pins meeting the growing need for accurate positioning of voltage sense points in high current applications. These latest ad
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Date:
10/10/2022
Simplifying Development of Dual-Core Applications with Support for Simultaneous Debug

Simplifying Development of Dual-Core Applications with Support for Simultaneous Debug

­As multicore devices become prevalent in the embedded microcontroller space, system designers face increasingly complex challenges in software development. To help accelerate time-to-market and simplify overall design, Infineon Technologies AG  announced the release of ModusToolbox™ 3.0 – an
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Date:
10/06/2022
Rugged Ultra-Wide Input 30-75W DC-DC Quarter-Brick Converters Suit Industrial and Rail Applications

Rugged Ultra-Wide Input 30-75W DC-DC Quarter-Brick Converters Suit Industrial and Rail Applications

­TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 30-75W TDK-Lambda brand PYQ series of DC-DC converters. The PYQ50 with 30-50W output power features a 12:1 ultra-wide input range of 14 to 160Vdc, and the PYQ75 with 75W an 8:1 input of 9-75Vdc. These board mount products are packaged in the industry-standard qu
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Date:
10/04/2022
Dual-Channel, 42 V, 2 A, Monolithic, Synchronous, Step-Down Silent Switcher 2 Device with 6.2 µA Quiescent Current

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Figure 1. Wide input range, dual-channel, 2 A step-down regulator with high efficiency and low EMI

­The LT8653S is a dual-channel, 2 A, synchronous step-down regulator with a 3 V-to-42 V input voltage range. Silent Switcher 2 technology enables the LT8653S to simultaneously operate at high frequency and high efficiency with exceptional EMI performance — meeting the demanding requirements of automotive, in
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Date:
10/01/2022
IT/OT Convergence, Industry 4.0, and the IIoT

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Figure 1. IT solutions collect and analyze information to generate awareness and regulate business processes, while OT solutions collect and analyze information to control physical equipment processes

­Information technology (IT) generates, collects, stores, manipulates, analyzes, and delivers data within and between organizations via computing, networking, and storage technologies. IT is characterized by the ability to be programmed and reprogrammed to meet the needs of various users, applications, and ne
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Date:
10/01/2022
Powering the Stadium and Fan Experience

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­Stadiums and arenas are now some of the most technologically sophisticated environments on the planet. Once little more than big piles of concrete, steel beams and benches, arenas are now replete with digital signage, advanced wireless communications networks, and the latest security systems, with more technology on
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Date:
10/01/2022
Selecting a Low-lq Voltage Reference to Minimize Power Consumption

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Figure 1: A basic analog-to-digital signal chain

­As electronic circuits improve, they become smaller, more precise and more accurate. For a variety of reasons, designers of applications such as industrial automation and medical are under even more pressure to deliver a circuit that is both accurate and has low power consumption. Many applications with thes
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Date:
10/01/2022
Driving Wide Bandgap Devices

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­In power electronics, semiconductor transistors with a wide bandgap, such as silicon carbide or gallium nitride, are becoming increasingly popular. Higher switching speeds promise higher efficiency and higher power densities. Two reference designs from Würth Elektronik show how an isolated 6 W auxiliary power suppl
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Date:
10/01/2022
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