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Internet of Things

August 2015
Dave Andeen of Maxim Integrated on the IoT

Dave Andeen of Maxim Integrated

In this PSDcast Dave Andeen of Maxim Integrated talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the IoT
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08/31/2015
AVX Accu-P MP capacitors empower implantable medical & RF apps

Accu-P MP Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of thin film chip capacitors specifically designed to meet the demanding performance specifications for implantable medical devices. Delivering extremely tight capacitive tolerances, exceptionally repeatable
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08/27/2015
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, a top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and a leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile applications, and a top supplier of automotive ICs, announced that two of its executives
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08/27/2015

Rutronik carries Kyocera crystals for low-power apps

With six new qualified crystal units, Kyocera supports Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51 series of multi-protocol SoC devices for ultra-low power wireless applications

With six new qualified crystal units, Kyocera supports Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51 series of multi-protocol SoC devices for ultra-low power wireless applications. The crystal units are now available from Rutronik. Nordic’s device family is built around a 32-bit ARM® Cortex M0 processor core.
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08/27/2015
RECOM’s latest low-power AC/DC power supplies handle extended operating temps

RAC02-SE/277 and RAC03-SE/277 low-power modules

Dengrove Electronic Components now has RECOM’s latest AC/DC power supplies featuring an extended operating temperature range allowing for use in areas where temperatures drop as low as -40°C. The RAC02-SE/277 and RAC03-SE/277 low-power modules have rated outputs of 2 or 3W respectively, with the 2W module
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08/27/2015
Infineon's new power MOSFETs empower appliances

StrongIRFET Power MOSFET

DIY tools such as cordless drills and saws have to be handy and durable. Therefore, the electronic components used in the applications need to be space-saving and rugged. Infineon Technologies has extended its StrongIRFET Power MOSFET family and thereby provides a solution that fulfills both requirements. The
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08/26/2015
In this episode of PSDtv (part 2) Keithley Marketing Director Chuck Cimino continues his discussion with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenges of precisely
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08/25/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Keithley (a Tektronix company) Marketing Director Chuck Cimino talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the increasing demand for battery
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08/25/2015
Advancing flexible encapsulation tech empowers flexible electronics

ALD and flexible glass metrics and commercialization status for Beneq, Lotus and Corning

In 2020 flexible barrier manufacturing for flexible electronic devices such as displays will be a market worth more than US$184 million, according to IDTechEx Research. That equates to 3.8 million square meters of flexible barrier films for electronics. Although multilayer approaches – usually organic
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08/24/2015
German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel visits Infineon's state-of-the-art chip plant in Dresden

Sigmar Gabriel talks with apprentices at Infineon Dresden

The German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel visited Infineon Technologies Dresden. He was accompanied by Martin Dulig, the Saxon State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport, and Iris Gleicke, Parliamentary State Secretary and German Federal Government Commissioner
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08/24/2015
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the expansion of its eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio. Features of the new PIC24F “GB4” family include an integrated hardware crypto engine with both OTP and Key
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08/24/2015
MINMAX's latest 3W PCB-mount AC/DC supply comes in a 1 x 1 x 0.64-in. package

AAF-03 series of 3-watt switching AC/DC power supplies

MINMAX has released the AAF-03 series of 3 watt switching AC/DC power supplies in an encapsulated PCB Mount package featuring measuring only 1 x 1 x 0.64”. The AAF-03 series are a cost effective solution for space-critical applications in consumer appliances, instrumentation and communication equipment. The
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08/24/2015
Microchip announces latest PIC32MX 32-bit MCUs

PIC32MX1/2 MCU

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a new series within its PIC32MX1/2 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) family that features a large 256 KB Flash configuration and 16 KB of RAM in small-footprint packages. These latest additions to this
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08/19/2015
Printable battery tech promises to empower IoT and wearables

This heart-shaped battery printed onto a glass cup is capable of powering an LED

Researchers have created printable solid-state batteries that can be printed in any conceivable shape and can be seamlessly embedded into a variety of surfaces. Conventional Li-on batteries come in set shapes and sizes because of the way they’re constructed. You need separator membranes to prevent the electrodes
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08/19/2015
Linear's dual step-down DC/DC controller with digital system management drives DrMOS & power blocks with 70ms start-up

LTC3887-1 dual-output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller

Linear Technology announced the LTC3887-1, a dual-output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with I²C-based PMBus interface for digital power system management. The LTC3887-1 differs from the previously released LTC3887 by providing a three-state PWM signal, enabling the use of DrMOS, power blocks or similar
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08/17/2015
TRINAMIC launches EtherCAT slave controller IC

TMC8460 EtherCAT slave controller IC

TRINAMIC, a leading provider of motion control technologies, announced a new EtherCAT-compliant slave controller IC. It is the world’s first EtherCAT slave controller to integrate real-time, latency-free I/O peripherals. The new TMC8460 slaver controller is also the first device in a new EtherCAT-compliant
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08/17/2015
Nathan Tracy of TE Connectivity on the IoT infrastructure

Nathan Tracy of TE Connectivity

In this PSDcast, Nathan Tracy, Technologist, System Architecture Team and Manager of Industry Standards at TE Connectivity, talks to Alix Paultre of
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08/17/2015
Tony Partow of Maxim on industrial automation

Tony Partow of Maxim

In this PSDcast Tony Partow, Executive Business Manager at Maxim Integrated, talks to Alix Paultre of power Systems Design about industrial automation and the renaissance going on in the space due to new advanced core technologies.For example, Maxim recently released
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08/13/2015
Battlegrounds emerge for conductive inks and pastes

Market for conductive inks and pastes between 2014 and 2025. The data is from the IDTechEx Research report on Conductive Ink Markets 2015-2025: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

Core applications of PV and touch panels continue to grow demand, but new opportunities emerge in the form of wearable technology, circuit boards and structural electronics. The new IDTechEx Research report Conductive Ink Markets 2015-2025: Forecasts, Technologies, Players finds that the market for
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08/12/2015
autoXLR8R, a mentor-driven accelerator program focused on bringing new automotive technologies to market, will host its second Road Show later this month with a series of three stops planned for Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 26), Greenville, S.C. (Aug. 27) and Oak Ridge (Aug. 28).   The Road
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08/12/2015
Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its next-generation visual processing technology with updated versions of its graphics processing unit (GPU) and image signal processing (ISP) unit, to deliver significant advancements in performance, power efficiency and user experience to Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
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08/12/2015
AVX's J-CAP Series boasts the highest energy/volume

J-CAP Series solid tantalum electrolytic chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of tantalum polymer capacitors designed to provide small, high energy, low profile solutions for demanding solid-state drive (SSD) applications. Exhibiting low ESR and the highest energy per volume (Joules/cc)
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08/06/2015
Integral Technologies, an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast, will be exhibiting at Booth #1856 at The Battery Show 2015, and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Conference and Expo from September 15-17th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. The Battery
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08/06/2015
A wearable impact and health monitor was named the winner in the “Sudden Impact” design competition, organized by the element14 Community. As part of the challenge, 12 individuals from around the world competed to develop wearable health solutions that can detect and even prevent sports-related injuries. The
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08/06/2015
NI announced the Wireless Test System (WTS), a solution that dramatically lowers the cost of high-volume wireless manufacturing test for devices such as mobile phones, tablets, data cards and modules. As wireless test becomes increasingly complex due to megatrends, such as the loT, companies can confidently
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08/04/2015
Coilcraft's latest chip inductors claim highest inductance and Lowest DCR of any 0402-sized RF choke

0402DF Series inductors

Developed for use in mobile devices and cellular infrastructure equipment, Coilcraft’s new 0402DF Series chip inductors offer higher inductance values and significantly lower DC resistance than other 0402-sized inductors, making them ideal for RF choke and filtering applications. 0402DF SeriesThe
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08/04/2015
TI’s SWIFT DC/DC buck converters support adaptive voltage scaling for improved efficiency

TI’s SWIFT 20-A TPS544B25 and 30-A TPS544C25 converters

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 20-A and 30-A synchronous DC/DC buck converters with frequency synchronization for low-noise and reduced EMI/EMC and a PMBus interface for adaptive voltage scaling (AVS). TI’s SWIFT 20-A TPS544B25 and 30-A TPS544C25 converters integrate MOSFETs and feature
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08/03/2015
Mouser launches home automation challenge

The challenge asks engineers and inventors of all levels “What makes the perfect smart home?”

Mouser Electronics and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara launched an Empowering Innovation Home Automation Challenge as part of the Empowering Innovation Together program. The challenge asks engineers and inventors of all levels “What makes the perfect smart home?” Entrants submit a photo of their personal
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08/03/2015
Ken Walma of Eaton on advanced lighting systems

Ken Walma of Eaton

In this PSDcast Eaton VP and GM for Lighting Systems & Solutions Ken Walma talks to Alix Paultre about the recent developments in lighting and how we deal with the task of illumination. As lighting continues to go through the renaissance of solid-state luminaires and digital control systems, it is important
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Date:
08/03/2015
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