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July 2015
Wuerth Elektronik intensifies its Formula E sponsoring activities

Audi Sport ABT Formula E

The car race in London marked the end of the first season of the 2014/2015 FIA Formula E racing series for electric-powered racing cars. The “Audi Sport ABT Formula E” team proudly sponsored by Wuerth Elektronik eiSos took a phenomenal third place in the overall team ranking. Pilot Lucas di Grassi had been
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07/29/2015
Analog Devices announced releases of its popular RF design tools, which now provide support for Hittite Microwave Corporation products from ADI. The ADIsimRF design tool enables engineers to model RF and microwave signal chains using devices from across ADI’s RF IC portfolio. ADIsimRF Version 1.9 adds 190
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07/29/2015
element14, the world’s largest online community for design engineers and technology enthusiasts, has selected the 15 finalists who will take part in their new Vertical Farming Design Challenge. These individuals will build indoor vertical gardens using IoT technologies and methods that have the potential to
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07/29/2015

Electric buses: a crucible of change

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

Buses are the demons of the piece when killing thousands of Londoners and making Oxford Street the most NOx polluted road on Earth as they belch nose to tail. Over broader areas, China is even worse but there the government is making the bus into a savior. It banned the very polluting two stroke engines on two
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07/29/2015
The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for battery chargers (July 27, 2015) which proposes several revisions to the battery charger test procedure in Appendix Y to 10 CFR part 430 subpart B. A public meeting is scheduled
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07/27/2015
Rohde & Schwarz offers app note on intermodulation distortion measurements on spectrum analyzers

intermodulation distortion measurements on spectrum analyzers

Intermodulation distortion (IMD) plays an important role for many spectrum analyzer based measurements. Mostly spectrum analyzers are used to measure IMD of a DUT. However, a spectrum analyzer may also contribute to IMD due to the non-linear behavior of its different active components used in its signal path. In
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07/27/2015
Spectrum releases a digitizer handbook

Digitizer Handbook

To keep engineers and scientists up to date with the latest developments in PC based digitizer technology Spectrum has published a handbook that covers the major product features of this powerful class of instrument and also explains when a digitizer can replace an oscilloscope. The 120 page booklet is printed
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07/27/2015
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a new draft of Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electrical and Electronic Products for public consultation (1). The consultation ended on 17 June 2015 but the MIIT has not announced when the new regulation will
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07/22/2015
In a key decision that will make clean energy more affordable and accessible to even more people across the state, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced new rules allowing for community net metering (CNM). The PSC’s innovative Shared Renewables Program, which will be launched later this
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07/20/2015
Elsevier announced the publication of eight new books in the areas of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Embedded Systems and Telecommunications. Semiconductor Nanowires: Materials, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications by Jordi Arbiol and Qihua Xiiong This book
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07/20/2015
Power management company Eaton announced an agreement to deliver integrated power management solutions to H5 Data Centers’ high-efficiency colocation facility in Denver. H5 Data Centers will deploy Eaton’s Power Xpert 9395 uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), busway and switchgear solutions designed to
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07/20/2015
IGBTs boosted by booming electrified vehicle market

IGBT market forecast

Vehicle electrification is heavily impacting the IGBT market, with huge volumes and significant added value because of the power modules used. Vehicle volume will be critical by 2018, and the IGBT market for electrified vehicles will more than triple over the next six years. By 2020, we expect electrified vehicles
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07/20/2015
Bosch recognized Infineon's radar chips with 77-gigahertz technology by presenting Infineon Technologies with an award for innovation in recognition of the RASIC product family. “The Bosch Global Supplier Award honors our top suppliers, who play such a key role in Bosch’s success,” said Dr. Volkmar Denner,
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07/20/2015
IDTechEx is the only market analyst tracking the development of 45 electric vehicle categories and not just electric cars. Based on our research we see that there are now lithium-ion battery options for everything from forklifts and mobility vehicles for
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07/13/2015
One of the key features of non-linear elements in any electronic circuit is the generation of harmonic signals. On the one hand, harmonics resulting from the non-linear characteristic of a given component, like a diode, are used intentionally to implement vital functions for today’s RF world. On the other
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07/13/2015
CEA-Leti announced its first results towards the demonstration of CoolCube’s feasibility in FinFET technology on its 300mm production line, and new CoolCubeTM circuit designs that improve the trade off between area, speed and power. Key process steps developed on 300mm wafers show progress in closing the gap
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07/13/2015
BESSTECH, a developer of innovative components that improve lithium-ion battery performance with reduced cost, announced that Doug Grose, former CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and a leading semiconductor industry executive for more than three decades, has joined the company as its Chief Technology Officer. Grose
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07/13/2015
Energy Department launches National Community Solar Partnership

The National Community Solar Partnership will enable those who rent their homes or don’t have a suitable roof to reap the benefits of solar and receive credit on their utility bills

Nearly 645,000 American homes and businesses have gone solar as of 2014. But despite solar costs falling 45% since 2010 for residential customers, many low-income homeowners are being left out of the solar surge. The White House announced a new partnership with the Department of Energy yesterday that increases
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07/08/2015
Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced the introduction of their updated Internet of Things Applications site. Mouser's updated and enhanced Applications site brings together the two evolving technologies critical for IoT: wireless connectivity for interconnecting embedded systems, and smart sensors. Combined
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07/08/2015
Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration, today announced the opening of its fifth office in Kokomo, Indiana. This follows the opening of Patti Engineering’s Chattanooga, TN office earlier this year. As in Tennessee, Indiana’s growing demand for Siemens and Mitsubishi automation engineering
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07/07/2015
Paultre on Power - Eaton's Tom Grace on electronic counterfeiting (Podcast)

Eaton's Tom Grace

In this podcast Friend of the Show Tom Grace of Eaton talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the dangers of electronic counterfeiting. Beyond being a serious fraud issue, counterfeit parts directly impact the performance and reliability of a product, especially in the demanding and life-critical
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07/07/2015
Main changes to Toy Electrical Standard EN 62115

New requirements are applicable for toys with integrated electromagnetic field source

New requirements are applicable for toys with integrated electromagnetic field source. They will come into force from 3 June 2017. Main Changes to Toy Electrical Standard EN 62115 Major Changes in Amendment A12 - Marking and instructions: When
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07/06/2015
The 2015 New York State Energy Plan (SEP), released on June 25, 2015, provides a roadmap to advance the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, which seeks to transform New York’s utility regulatory structure by integrating greater levels of distributed energy resources (DER) and empowering customers
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07/06/2015
The impact of flux on solar cells

EyeVision inspection system

A reliable application of connecting components such as e.g. flux, soldering paste or conductive adhesive is the alpha and omega of the solar cell production, because the application of flux on the busbar of solar cells is important for an ideal contact and the quality of the join. Improper application of flux
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07/06/2015
Mouser and Grant Imahara launch home and factory automation series

Mouser Home and Factory Automation Series

Mouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and a group of visionaries in the home and factory automation industry, including Insteon, AiroCorp, TE Connectivity, and Factory Automation Systems, to announce an exciting new Home and Factory Automation Series. The new Home and Factory
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07/02/2015
Saft's nickel-based SRM batteries empower the London Underground

Saft nickel-based SRM onboard power backup batteries for metro trains on the London Underground Northern Line

Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has been awarded a contract worth over €1 million by Alstom to supply nickel-based SRM onboard power backup batteries for metro trains on the London Underground Northern Line. This replacement contract follows the proven performance
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07/02/2015

 



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