Industrial

March 2023
Cisco's LoRaWAN Module for the IR1110 Industrial Router is Now Fully Integrated with ThingPark LoRaWAN Network Platform

Cisco's LoRaWAN Module for the IR1110 Industrial Router is Now Fully Integrated with ThingPark LoRaWAN Network Platform

­Actility announces the integration of Cisco’s LoRaWAN module for the IR1110 industrial router into its ThingPark® platform to simplify and accelerate the ability to extend LPWAN connectivity to remote sites and meet the connectivity requirements of businesses wherever they operate.  
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Date:
03/31/2023

Xilinx's Kria KR260 Robotics Starter Kit, Now at Mouser, Accelerates Workflows for Roboticists

Xilinx's Kria KR260 Robotics Starter Kit, Now at Mouser, Accelerates Workflows for Roboticists

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Kria KR260 Robotics Starter Kit from Xilinx. Offering high-performance industrial vision and real-time networking interfaces, this Xilinx starter kit allows roboticists to simplify their workflows when using the Kria K26 system-on-module (S
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Date:
03/31/2023
Isolated Power Supply Modules

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Figure 1: Structure of the isolated MicroModule 1769205132 of the FIMM series. It comprises a semiconductor IC, rectifier diodes, input and output capacitors and a transformer

­Industrial environments typically require reliable and interference-free power supplies. Usually, the different components of an industrial plant are powered by DC bus systems. This article explains how such a low-interference bipolar supply in the low-voltage range can be realized. Typical industrial plant
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Date:
03/31/2023
Kyocera-AVX Expands its Time- and Cost-Saving 9176-700 Series Capped IDC Connectors

Kyocera-AVX Expands its Time- and Cost-Saving 9176-700 Series Capped IDC Connectors

­KYOCERA AVX added new four- and five-position models to its 9176-700 Series capped insulation displacement contact (IDC) connectors for 18–24AWG wire, which are engineered to satisfy the demanding requirements of automotive, transportation, industrial, lighting, and medical applications.    9176-700 Series ca
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Date:
03/30/2023
Advanced Energy Extends High-Efficiency AC-DC Brick Converter Family to 48 V

Advanced Energy Extends High-Efficiency AC-DC Brick Converter Family to 48 V

­Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. has extended its Artesyn AIF family of intelligent, integrated and configurable full-brick AC-DC converters with the addition of a 48 V module. The AIF11WAC operates with best-in-class efficiencies up to 93% and delivers a small form factor solution for the latest 48 V power ar
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03/30/2023
onsemi Develops IGBT FS7 Switch Platform with Leading Performance for Industrial Markets

Asif Jakwani, senior vice president and general manager of the Advanced Power Division, On Semi

­onsemi announced a new range of ultra-efficient 1200 V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) that minimize conduction and switching losses at a performance level that is industry-leading in the market. Intended to enhance efficiency in fast switching applications, the new devices will be primarily us
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03/29/2023
Riedon Unveils Digital DC Current Sensors - Making Current Measurement Even Easier

Riedon Unveils Digital DC Current Sensors - Making Current Measurement Even Easier

­Following the market traction achieved by its SSA Smart Shunt current sensor series, specialist power and precision resistor manufacturer Riedon Inc. has just announced another major product innovation.  The new SSD Smart Shunt series consists of highly-integrated digital system-in-package (SiP) dev
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Date:
03/29/2023
Scientists Integrate Two-Dimensional Materials into Silicon Microchips for Advanced Data Storage and Computation

Dr. Mario Lanza, associate professor of materials science and engineering, KAUST

­Two-dimensional materials are expected to revolutionize the semiconductors industry. However, despite multiple studies that have reported prototype devices with promising properties for sensing and driving electrical current, their technology readiness level is still very low because they mostly use synthesis an
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Date:
03/29/2023
ASRock Industrial Launches the iEP-7020E Series Industrial IoT Controller for Intelligent Control at the Edge

ASRock Industrial Launches the iEP-7020E Series Industrial IoT Controller for Intelligent Control at the Edge

­ASRock Industrial is excited to release the iEP-7020E Series Industrial IoT Controller enabled by 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Embedded and Industrial Processors (Raptor Lake-P) for optimized performance and scalability. With Intel® Iris Xe graphics for fast AI and Intel® In-Band ECC support, delivering intelligent an
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03/28/2023
Antaira WiFi Access Point Extends Industrial Networks

Antaira WiFi Access Point Extends Industrial Networks

­Antaira Technologies has launched an industrial dual-radio wireless LAN access point optimized with added router capabilities that securely extends connectivity to the ever-growing number of WiFi devices deployed on high-density plant floors. Empowered by 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and boasting ultra-reliable stabil
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03/28/2023
150 and 200 Watt DC/DC Converters with 12:1 Input Range

150 and 200 Watt DC/DC Converters with 12:1 Input Range

­TRACO POWER announces their new TEP 150UIR and TEP 200UIR families of 150 and 200 watt DC/DC converters with a 12:1 input range (14-160VDC) in a fully-encapsulated half brick package. These converters enable design engineers to utilize a single power supply solution that accepts an array of nominal system vol
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Date:
03/24/2023
Premio Reveals an Industrial Edge Computer with Power-over-Ethernet Features

Premio Reveals an Industrial Edge Computer with Power-over-Ethernet Features

Premio Inc., reveals the RCO-3000-CML small form factor PC. Supported by Intel 10th Generation Comet Lake embedded processors, the all-new RCO-3000-CML is a fanless industrial computer balancing processing performance and modular I/O configurability.  Newly integrated Premio EDGEBoost I/O modules off
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03/22/2023
Silanna Semiconductor Launches First 100W Multi-Port Fast Charger Reference Design

Silanna Semiconductor Launches First 100W Multi-Port Fast Charger Reference Design

­Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, has expanded its family of fast charger reference designs with the company’s first 100W multi-port offering. Built around Silanna’s CO2 Smart Power advanced AC/DC controllers and high-frequency DC/DC converters, the RD-16 integrates a front-end PFC converter stag
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03/17/2023
Würth Elektronik Presents its WSEN-ISDS Motion Sensor

Würth Elektronik Presents its WSEN-ISDS Motion Sensor

­Würth Elektronik is expanding its range of compact MEMS-based sensors with a 3-axis accelerometer and integrated gyroscope. Its selectable measuring ranges and data rates makes WSEN-ISDS extremely versatile. To facilitate integration, the sensor outputs pre-calibrated, processed data for application-specific fu
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03/16/2023
Morse Micro and Quectel Partner to Take Wi-Fi HaLow to Market

Michael De Nil, co-founder and chief executive officer at Morse Micro

­Morse Micro and Quectel Wireless Solutions announced a strategic partnership to deliver Wi-Fi HaLow solutions to market. Through the partnership, Quectel will integrate Morse Micro’s 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow technology into a new module, designed for consumer, industrial, agricultural and other us
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03/15/2023
New Yorker Electronics Releases Vishay Load Switches with Programmable Current Limits & OVP Enhanced Reliability

New Yorker Electronics Releases Vishay Load Switches with Programmable Current Limits & OVP Enhanced Reliability

­New Yorker Electronics is featuring four newly released Vishay eFuses that feature programmable current limits and overvoltage protection (OVP) in the compact 3mm x 3mm TDFN package. Designed to operate over a wide 2.8V to 23V input voltage range — with a 28 VIN DC tolerance — the 3.5A SiP32433A/B and
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Date:
03/15/2023
TDK Offers a Wide Range of inductors for Industrial Single Pair Ethernet

TDK Offers a Wide Range of inductors for Industrial Single Pair Ethernet

­TDK Corporation has developed a series of inductors for Industrial Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) based on the IEEE 802.3cg standard for 10BASE-T1L. The suppression of asymmetrical interference is particularly important to achieve interference-free data traffic. The new RCM70CGI-471 common-mode choke, which has an
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Date:
03/15/2023
Kohler Launches Three New KD Series Industrial Generators

Kohler Launches Three New KD Series Industrial Generators

­Kohler expands its industry-leading KD Series line of industrial generators with two new models, KD700 and KD750 for 60hz markets. These generators feature a new KOHLER 18L advanced diesel engine (KD18L06) that can also run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a renewable fuel source. These new model
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Date:
03/14/2023
Microchip Expands its Secure Authentication IC Portfolio

Microchip Expands its Secure Authentication IC Portfolio

­Embedded security continues to be a high priority, and architects need vetted, easy-to-use and cost-optimized security solutions that are compliant with industry best practices. To provide architects with comprehensive embedded security solutions, Microchip Technology (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announces it
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Date:
03/14/2023
SEGGER Fully Supports ST's new STM32H5 MCU Series

Segger's J-links

­SEGGER announces that its J-Links, Flashers, full suite of development tools, and its emPower OS operating system fully support the new STM32H5 family of MCUs from STMicroelectronics. “SEGGER is delighted to be able to continue offering immediate support to new ST products as they h
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Date:
03/14/2023
Lattice Advances Industrial Automation at the Edge with Latest Solution Stack Updates

Lattice Advances Industrial Automation at the Edge with Latest Solution Stack Updates

­Lattice Semiconductor announced the latest updates to the Lattice Automate and Lattice sensAI solution stacks that equip customers with new factory automation and industrial machine vision capabilities. Running on low power Lattice FPGAs, both solution stacks enable efficient, flexible, and secure Industrial ap
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03/13/2023
Mouser Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement with Astrocast to Deliver Satellite IoT Components

The Astronode S+, a certified, ready-to-install industrial satellite communication device based on the Astronode S and an Astronode Patch antenna.

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., announces a new distribution agreement with Astrocast, a leading nanosatellite IoT network operator. Through the agreement, Mouser offers engineers Astrocast's Satellite IoT (SatIoT) technology to customers in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Swi
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Date:
03/13/2023
Infineon's AURIX & TRAVEO Microcontroller Families Extend Their Support for IEC 61508 Hardware and Software Metrics Enabling Industrial Safety up to SIL-3

Infineon's AURIX & TRAVEO Microcontroller Families Extend Their Support for IEC 61508 Hardware and Software Metrics Enabling Industrial Safety up to SIL-3

­Industrial control systems must have a minimal error rate even in harsh environments, making safe and secure system development  crucial. The AURIX TC3x and TRAVEO T2G microcontroller product families from Infineon Technologies AG address these requirements with a wide range of integrated hardware functional sa
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Date:
03/10/2023
±1% Accuracy Current Sense Amplifier ICs Reduce Mounting Area by Approximately 46% Over Conventional Configurations

±1% Accuracy Current Sense Amplifier ICs Reduce Mounting Area by Approximately 46% Over Conventional Configurations

­ROHM Semiconductor announced the BD1421x-LA series of space-saving, high accuracy current sense amplifier ICs for industrial (e.g., wireless base stations, PLCs, inverters) and consumer applications (e.g., home appliances). For years, the demand for current sensing has been increasing in severa
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Date:
03/10/2023
100V Industrial-Grade STripFET F8 Devices Improve Figure of Merit by 40%

100V Industrial-Grade STripFET F8 Devices Improve Figure of Merit by 40%

­STMicroelectronics’ STL120N10F8 N-channel 100V power MOSFETs combine extremely low gate-drain charge (QGD) and on-resistance RDS(on), giving 40% better figure of merit (FoM) than comparable devices of the preceding generation. The new MOSFETs leverage ST’s advanced STPOWER STripFET F8 technolo
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Date:
03/08/2023
Microchip Expands its Industrial-Grade Single Pair Ethernet Portfolio

Microchip Expands its Industrial-Grade Single Pair Ethernet Portfolio

­SPE technology is setting the stage for all-Ethernet IIoT and industrial Operational Technology (OT) networks that are built with a new class of synchronized low-speed Ethernet edge devices and a simplified cabling infrastructure for latency-sensitive traffic streams. Microchip Technology Inc. announces ne
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Date:
03/07/2023
DC/DC Converters Provide Flexible, Power-Dense Solutions for Data-Hungry Applications

DC/DC Converters Provide Flexible, Power-Dense Solutions for Data-Hungry Applications

­Helping to enable the next generation of high-performance, computing-intensive technologies, ABB Power Conversion introduced its DLynx IIITM point-of-load (POL) modules, the third generation of its proven digital DLynx family. The high-current modules enable board design flexibility by im
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Date:
03/07/2023
Littelfuse Expands eFuse Protection ICs Series to Address More Diverse, Demanding Applications

Littelfuse Expands eFuse Protection ICs Series to Address More Diverse, Demanding Applications

­Littelfuse, Inc. announced the latest release of four versatile circuit protection devices in the eFuse Protection ICs product line. The latest eFuse Protection ICs utilize an innovative design ideal for a wide range of power inputs (3.3V to 28V) with highly integrated protection. These semicondu
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Date:
03/07/2023
Pushing the Power Density Envelope in DC/DC Conversion

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­One of the biggest challenges in enabling Artificial Intelligence (AI) computing is the increase of processing power in a fixed converter footprint. As a consequence, such intense power demands are shifting rack power levels above the 30-kW range. The “Open Compute Project” (OCP) attempts to address these ch
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Date:
03/01/2023
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