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Internet of Things

July 2015
Linear's 42V quad synchronous step-down DC/DC converter delivers 93% efficiency

The LT8602 42V input quad output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology Corporation announced the LT8602, a 42V input capable, high efficiency quad output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator. Its quad channel design combines two high voltage 2.5A and 1.5A channels with two lower voltage 1.8A channels to provide four independent outputs, delivering
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07/27/2015
Versarien's advanced low-profile heatsinks suit space-constrained designs

LPH00xx heatsink

Versarien, an advanced engineering material group, has introduced a series of next-generation thermal management solutions optimized specifically for deployment in modern, streamlined, high-density electronic designs. Its new low-profile heatsinks utilize VersarienCu proprietary microporous copper technology
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07/27/2015
ams' new sensor module integrates color, proximity, gesture, and more

TMx4903 3D gesture and proximity sensors

ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, launched today a new series of advanced optical sensing modules, the TMx4903, integrating multiple functions including universal remote control, barcode emulation, RGB color sensing, proximity and 3D gesture detection in a low-profile
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07/20/2015

Excelsys Technologies Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules is optimised for driving reactive loads, such as DC motors. These new powerMods offer complete protection in systems where loads can generate high levels of reverse energy offering system builders increased system robustness and
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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
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
Linear's high-efficiency LTPoE++ PD controllers integrate forward/flyback controller

LT4276 LTPoE++, PoE+ and PoE-compliant powered device (PD) interface controller

Linear Technology introduced the LT4276 LTPoE++, PoE+ and PoE-compliant powered device (PD) interface controllers for applications requiring 2W to 90W of delivered power. The LT4276 integrates a PD controller and an isolated switching regulator controller, capable of synchronous operation in both forward and
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07/07/2015
VARTA CoinPower Li-Ion rechargeable micro batteries target IoT and Wearables

CoinPower lithium-ion rechargeable micro batteries

VARTA Microbattery, a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, released the CoinPower Series of lithium-ion rechargeable micro batteries. Optimized to promote cost effective manufacturing efficiencies and design flexibility
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07/06/2015
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
Yokogawa's WT3000E claims to be the most accurate and stable power analyzer available

WT3000 precision power analyser

Yokogawa has enhanced its industry-leading WT3000 precision power analyser to produce the WT3000E, presented as the most accurate and stable power analyser available. “The focus on renewable energy and the need to optimise efficiency and comply with international power quality standards is placing ever greater
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07/06/2015
Intersil claims highest-efficiency buck-boost regulator for wearables and the IoT

ISL9120 high efficiency buck-boost regulator

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL9120, a buck-boost switching regulator that enables efficient power management of system power supplies and peripherals such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, memory cards or LCD modules. Its adaptive current limit
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07/06/2015
Today’s power supply designers must strive to meet increasingly tough environmental legislation governing standby power and average efficiency. On the other hand, they must also ensure designs comply with relevant technical requirements. Wall adapters for charging smartphones, for example, must
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07/03/2015
Tantalum surface mount capacitors with a solid electrolyte have been the favorite capacitor technology choice in many electronic devices for more than five decades, thanks to their stability, high reliability, and superior volumetric efficiency. The traditional manganese dioxide (MnO2) cathode material provides
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Date:
07/03/2015
For many years, engineers have used calculation tools to optimize a switch mode power supply design. In the early years, power supply engineers would program their own tools or use spreadsheets they generated themselves with the required formulas underlying a certain power supply topology. While this helped
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Date:
07/03/2015
Stefan Kempen of AEG on grid-level storage

Stefan Kempen of AEG

In this PSDcast Stefan Kempen of AEG Power Solutions talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about grid-level storage and energy managment. Intelligent grid-level storage is a critical core technology of an advanced smart grid, and it involves more than just putting some batteries on street corners. The
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Date:
07/02/2015
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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Date:
07/02/2015
CHERRY releases evaluation kit for innovative energy-harvesting switch tech

Cherry Evaluation Kit 2.0

CHERRY Industrial Solutions has released an updated Evaluation Kit 2.0 to demonstrate their market leading Energy Harvesting Switch Technology. The kit, containing an energy harvesting generator, rocker switch and a snap-action switch, receiver with antenna, USB cable and receiver manual, provides users with
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Date:
07/02/2015
Proper design of magnetics components is at the heart of any power converter. In this article, the flaws of some production magnetics are shown, clearly showing why it is essential that designers of power supplies should be intimately involved in magnetics design and characterization. Teaching
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Date:
07/02/2015
Acceleration exhilaration

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

The e-vehicle industry is speeding up, and if you have anything to do with cars it’s time to get moving. We are in a very exhilarating time, as electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing almost every aspect of cars and how the public relates to them. Automotive design has always been
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Date:
07/02/2015
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