Internet of Things

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Ruggedized AC/DC Converter Lines w/ Vast Temperature Ranges
Murata introduced several AC/DC converter product lines developed for the Industrial, Automation, IoT, Smart Buildings, Medical, and Security markets – the BAC1, BAC3, and BAC05. These solutions feature wide industrial temperature ranges and have been ruggedized to operate efficiently in the most demanding env
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Date:
02/25/2021
ICs Achieve Double Battery Life for IoT Applications
Designers can now achieve double the battery life together with robust protection and highest accuracy for internet of things (IoT), industrial and healthcare applications with three new Essential Analog ICs from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM): MAX41400 instrumentation amplifier, MAX40108 precision
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Date:
02/22/2021
Solar-Optimized PMICs into Epishine Development Platform
Further progressing its goal of making battery-less technology more commonplace, e-peas has gained another big win for its energy harvesting power management ICs (PMICs). These PMICs will now play a major part in facilitating the development of devices using printed organic photocells produced by innovative Sw
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Date:
02/16/2021
Hybrid Supercapacitors Deliver up to 220 Farads at 3.8 V
Cornell Dubilier Electronics introduces two new series of Hybrid LIC Supercapacitors in response to the growing need for ultra-high capacitance values at higher operating voltages.  The new VMF and VPF Series operate at 3.8 WVDC with capacitance values up to 220 Farads. The higher voltage results in increased en
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Date:
02/08/2021
MCU Group Delivers Active Power Consumption of 80 µA/MHz
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the expansion of its RA4 Series microcontrollers (MCUs) with 12 new RA4M2 Group MCUs. The new devices deliver an exceptional combination of very low power consumption, high performance, and enhanced security features that positions them as ideal solutions for industrial an
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Date:
02/03/2021
6 W and 10 W Isolated DC-DC Converters with 4:1 Input Range
CUI Inc, a Bel Group, announced the addition of two new EN 62368-1 certified, compact, regulated converter series to its compact isolated dc-dc converters line. The PQQ6W-S and the PQQ10W-S both offer cost-effective solutions for a wide range of applications, including IoT, consumer, industrial and telecom, an
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Date:
02/02/2021
SiTime Expands Consumer, IoT Portfolio with Low Power TCXO
SiTime Corporation announced the SiT5008 temperature-compensated silicon MEMS oscillator (TCXO). The SiT5008 is ideal for connected consumer and IoT devices such as Internet-connected audio-video, over-the-top streaming devices, industrial smart meters, and other devices that use low power wireless connectivity. Li
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Date:
02/01/2021
Selecting Power Inductors

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When the power supply voltage is decreased, voltage fluctuations can become more dangerous, requiring a high-performance DC-DC converter in order to operate within safe parameters. DC-DC converters can help to address these requirements, and power inductors are crucial components that affect DC-DC converters’ pe
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Date:
02/01/2021
The Object of Power is Power
In our February Editorial Call, we stated that “no topic is more central to our publication than power supplies.” And it’s never been more true. It’s our raison d'être. Our purpose. Our mission statement. And it defines us as a brand. Combine that with magnetics and you truly have one of the most e
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Date:
02/01/2021
The Speed at Which Power is Changing for Industry 4.0

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Figure 1. The key technologies driving the 4th industrial revolution are impacting the power supply industry in more ways than ever before. How will power designers respond?

Industry 4.0’s impact will dramatically change the world in the same way the preceding industrial revolutions did, only this time automation, artificial intelligence and process power will lead the way. We have already witnessed sci-fi-like innovation in a wide range of industries, from healthcare and telecom to
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Date:
02/01/2021