Internet of Things

March 2020
The APEC That Could've Been
The worst collateral damage of COVID-19 is the decimation of global commerce, and trade shows have been hit especially hard – tough to practice “social distancing” with a few thousand people (or more) clustered together. And one of the most unfortunate victims of this new, quarantined reality was the 2020
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03/30/2020
Smart Connected Sensors Drive Innovation at the Factory

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Figure 1. Sensors must offer versatility for broad applicability

Connected devices and smart equipment are streamlining manufacturing and supply chain processes on a global scale. Smart sensors are at the heart of this movement, driving change by extending the inherent capabilities of legacy sensors. Today, sensor technology that merely collected, stored and monitored data
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03/30/2020
The Ethernet of Things

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Figure 1. Twisted pairs in an Ethernet cable powered by Power over Ethernet

Wireless technology continues to expand into more applications, delivering higher data rates, lower power and superior coverage. Wired Ethernet connections may seem like ancient technology sitting in the rear-view mirror beside fax machines, dialup modems and dot matrix printers. Yet Ethernet, with its low latency,
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03/30/2020

MCU Starter Kit Jumpstarts Accurate Analog Evaluation
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced a new Renesas Solution Starter Kit (RSSK) for developers working with the 32-bit RX23E-A microcontroller (MCU), which features one of the most highly accurate analog front ends (AFE) in the industry. The RX23E-A RSSK brings together hardware, software, and tools optimized
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03/25/2020
Proximity Sensors Feature World's Longest Sensing Range
Manufacturers in the automotive industry are striving to make the most of the current trend towards electric vehicles and low fuel consumption by building lighter-weight vehicles and favoring aluminum over iron. As the prevalence of mixed production lines containing both iron and aluminum increases, the demand
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03/25/2020
Cross-Technology Communication in the IoT Simplified

The X-Burst framework developed at TU Graz can be integrated into the operating system of existing devices.

Whether networked vehicles that warn of traffic jams in real time, household appliances that can be operated remotely, "wearables" that monitor physical activity, or industrial plants that detect possible production errors in time and notify technical support, the number of intelligent products that
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03/19/2020
The Power of Light for Internet of Underwater Things

This 1.5-meter-long experimental setup was used to test the effectiveness of a submerged temperature sensor to charge and transmit instructions to a solar panel.

A system that can concurrently transmit light and energy to underwater energy devices is under development at KAUST. Self-powered internet of underwater things (IoUT) that harvest energy and decode information transferred by light beams can enhance sensing and communication in the seas and oceans. KAUST researchers
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03/19/2020
KEMET Introduces Automotive Metal Composite Power Inductors
The MPXV product offering enhances the company’s METCOM range and is AEC-Q200 qualified for use in the automotive sector.  
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03/19/2020
OptiMOSâ„¢ IPOL voltage regulators with COT engine
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03/19/2020
PCIM Europe 2020 Postponed till July
COVID-19 has claimed another victim – on Friday, PCIM Europe 2020 was officially postponed. The good news is that PCIM will be delayed (until July 28-30) instead of cancelled. And the decision was almost entirely out of the show organizers’ hands. German Health Minister Jens Spahn
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03/13/2020
30W High Power Density DC/DC Converter Series URB_YMD-30WR3
This new series URB_YMD-30WR3 comes in 1x1 inch standard package and its power density increased by 50.4% compared to 2x1 inch package products with the same output power. Besides, this URB_YMD-30WR3 series features 18-75V ultra wide input voltage range and operating
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03/13/2020
MOSFET Driver for Synchronous Rectification
The driver is designed for AC-DC rectification circuits in general consumer applications, notebooks, and USB adapters. The APR348 is capable of driving the external MOSFET in
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03/12/2020
OptiMOS Source-Down 25 V power MOSFET in PQFN package
The Source Down is the new industry standard packaging concept. The first wave of power MOSFETs launched in this new package is the OptiMOS TM 25 V in a PQFN 3.3x3.3 mm. The device sets a new industry benchmark in MOSFET performance, reducing on-state
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03/12/2020
TAIYO YUDEN Creates 105°C Capable Lithium Ion Capacitor
The new capacitor has an increased operating temperature limit of 105°C Example applications for this newcapacitor include peak assistance and backup power supply in servers,
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03/12/2020
100 V Rated Voltage for 1005-Size Automotive Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors
The capacitor comes in a 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.5 mm package and features a rated voltage of 100 V and a capacitance of 0.01 μF.  
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03/12/2020
RS Components adds IsabellenhÃtte precision power resistors
Produced using two different proprietary manufacturing technologies known as ISA-Plan and ISA-Weld, Isabellenhütte’s current-sense resistors meet stringent criteria with regard to thermoelectric voltage, long-term stability and inductance that
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03/12/2020
IEC 63171-6 published: Standard industrial interface for SPE set
On January 23, 2020 the international standard for Single Pair Ethernet interfaces in industrial applications was published with IEC 63171-6. The editor is the IEC committee SC 48B copper connectors. The mating face standard IEC 63171-6 T1 Industrial
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03/12/2020
600 V CoolMOS PFD7 series provides ultra-high power-density
The devices are suitable for ultrahigh power-density designs such as chargers and adapters as well as for low-power drives and specific lighting applications. Robustness and
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03/12/2020
Flex adds telecom version to BMR480 DC-DC converters
The converter, called the BMR480 0113/034, provides an extended input voltage range below 40Vin, as required for telecom power conversion applications. It is optimized for a wider input voltage range of 36Vin to 60Vin, compared to the standard converters
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03/12/2020
XP Power launches 20W & 40W PCB mount AC-DC power supplies
Complementing the previously released 3W, 5W and 10W models, the VCE20 and VCE40 series provide 20 and 40 Watts of power respectively and offer an encapsulated version as well as a lower cost open frame version, both of which are suited to PCB mounting.
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03/12/2020
RS Components adds STMicroelectronics’ surge suppression range
Designed to handle 8/20µs and 10/1000µs voltage transients and protect circuits and equipment from power surges, the ST portfolio of Electrical Over-Stress (EOS) TVS Flat devices includes industrial and automotive grade devices. Delivering a lower
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03/12/2020
Beacon EmbeddedWorks Announces New RZ/G2 System on Modules
Beacon EmbeddedWorks announces its new line of versatile RZ/G2 SOMs. As a Renesas Alliance Partner, Beacon’s RZ/G2 SOMs are the first available solution based on the Renesas RZ/G2N, RZ/G2M, and RZ/G2H SoCs. The flexible RZ/G2 SOM series delivers the latest in connectivity and multimedia capabilities, with
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03/11/2020
SkyWater Chosen to Make High-Performance Si Power MOSFETs
SkyWater Technology and Applied Novel Devices Inc. announced the companies have entered into a licensing and manufacturing agreement to offer an improved standard process flow for Si power MOSFETs (metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors).  The partnership will enable AND to bring new power device
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03/11/2020
Hirose Partners with Amphenol on ix Industrial Connector
Hirose would like to announce their partnership on the release of ix Industrial connectors by Amphenol. The ix Industrial is an ideal connection solution for Factory and Process Automation, Machine to Machine communication, Robotics, Sensors, Human Interface devices and other devices needing Ethernet IIoT connectivity
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03/11/2020
IoT Solutions for Cloud Connectivity to All MCUs and MPUs
Due to the fragmented nature of the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace, increasing project complexity and costs, today’s developers face more challenges in design decisions than ever before. These challenges lead to extended development times, increased security threats and failed solutions. Continuing to
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03/11/2020
Adapter Integrates Blue e Cooling Units into IoT Systems
Rittal now offers a special adapter that retrofits comprehensive communications capabilities to ensure that customers can integrate existing Blue e cooling units into condition monitoring and IoT systems. Smart manufacturing is driven by the rise of technology; digital retrofit may be the most economical
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03/03/2020
Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors in the Big Easy
It’s that time of year again – no, not the one where weird relatives stink up the joint and some fat guy zips around the world with magical caribou. I’m talking about APEC. The big one. The crown jewel. The World Series of power. And with it comes arguably the hottest topic in our fair industry
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03/02/2020
Gearing Up for APEC
Across the Atlantic this month, all the talk is about APEC, the first real show of the year to focus on the power industry. This year, the event will take place in New Orleans, which should bring a touch of French Quarter sparkle to the event. However, in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center the focus will
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Date:
03/02/2020