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Internet of Things

 




 

 

Internet of Things

October 2015
Today’s digital lifestyles are driving demands for ultra-mobile computers: thin, lightweight, always-connected PCs that allow their owners to work wherever they need to be, unhindered by any need for frequent recharging. Efficient power management significantly influences the computer’s ability
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10/31/2015
Industry 4.0 live – the future of connected production – is already being practiced at Infineon. Infineon Technologies Austria has opened a new building complex in Villach for production, research and development. The expansion will be driven forward through 2017 by investments and research expenditure totaling
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10/29/2015
Artesyn's 500W digital quarter-brick DC/DC converter empowers telecom, computing and server gear

Artesyn ADQ500 series converters

Artesyn Embedded Technologies launched the ADQ500 series of 500-watt quarter-brick isolated dc-dc converters with the high efficiency and thermal performance demanded by telecom network and data center equipment. ADQ500 series converters are Artesyn’s first to have both a digital interface version and an analog
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10/29/2015

Mr. Greg Waite, CEO of InventionShare, announced today that InventionShare will be actively promoting three of its game changing inventions as key Internet of Things (IoT) building blocks. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software,
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10/27/2015
TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS SMD push-pull transformers featuring compact dimensions of just 9 mm x 8 mm x 5.7 mm. Windings with center taps are located on both the primary and secondary side. The series comprises five types with different transformation ratios ranging between 1:1 and 1:3.8.
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10/27/2015
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos opens Competence Center Berlin

The Competence Center Berlin will primarily be a hub for hard- and software engineers designing and programming applications

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos opened its new Competence Center Berlin on 23 October 2015, marking a further milestone of the company’s expansion strategy. The Competence Center Berlin will primarily be a hub for hardware and software engineers designing and programming applications for new components, and supporting
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10/27/2015
Atmel SMART E70 ARM-based MCUs now at Mouser

SMART SAM E70 microcontroller

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the new SMART SAM E70 flash-based microcontroller from Atmel Corporation. This new high-performance Atmel microcontroller is based on a 32-bit ARM® Cortex® M7 core running at up to 300MHz with an integrated Floating Point Unit (FPU). The device allows designers to increase
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10/27/2015
RS Components launches branded USB-C connector family

USB Type-C (USB-C) defines a universal reversible-plug connector for use on all devices, supporting single-cable multi-function connectivity for data at USB3.1 speeds and beyond, as well as charging, DC power supply, and audio/video up to 4K Ultra High Definition

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, has extended its own-brand portfolio with a range of competitively priced cable assemblies and connectors supporting the convenient new USB Type-C standard. USB Type-C (USB-C) defines a universal reversible-plug
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10/27/2015
ON Semi's latest audio-processing SoC enhances mobile device performance

The Pb-free LC823450 is packaged in a compact 5.52 mm x 5.33 mm WLP-154

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has released its latest high-resolution audio processing System-on-Chip with 1656KB SRAM and power-efficient hardware acceleration, bringing extra space savings and longer battery life to devices such as smartphones, wearable accessories and voice recorders.   Powering
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10/27/2015
Jack Strauser of Dok Solution on IP protection

Jack Strauser of Dok Solution

In this PSDcast, Jack Strauser, the CEO of Dok Solution, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the topic of protecting your companiy's IP and the products resulting from it. In addition to an over 25-year history of innovations and patents for recording/playing music from music entertainment products,
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10/21/2015
Mouser and Grant Imahara drive innovation with

Back to the Future Day contest

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to announce a new social media contest to support the upcoming Back to the Future Day on October 21, 2015. Mouser is asking the engineering community to
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10/20/2015
ThingWorx, a PTC business and a leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, announced it is working with semiconductor developer Analog Devices to offer customers an integrated sensor to cloud environment using the ThingWorx IoT Platform. Smart, connected products and devices can generate
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10/20/2015
TI claims smallest and lowest-power battery management solution for wearables & IoT

The bq25120 features a linear charger, configurable LDO, load switch, buck converter, pushbutton control and battery voltage monitor all in one

Delivering optimal battery life while reducing power consumption, Texas Instruments introduced a highly integrated battery management solution presenting the industry’s lowest quiescent current (Iq) at 700-nA with the buck converter, operating at 1.8V. The bq25120 features a linear charger, configurable LDO,
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10/20/2015
ams’ AS7000 biosensor claims highest-accuracy low-power optical pulse-rate measurement

AS7000 block diagram

ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, announced the launch of the AS7000, the first member of a new family of health/fitness solutions aimed at wearable devices. The AS7000 solution incorporates a highly integrated optical sensor module accompanied by software to provide industry-leading,
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10/19/2015
JFZ series X2 EMI suppression film caps rated to 310Vac

JFZ series X2 interference suppression, metalised polyester film, capacitor

Components Bureau introduces the JFZ series of X2 interference suppression, metalised polyester film, capacitors. A rated mains voltage of up to 310Vac allows the JFZ series to be used with 277Vac nominal inputs, prevalent in the US market for lighting, in addition to 115Vac and 230Vac nominal mains voltages.
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10/13/2015
Anritsu adds scalar transmission capability to ShockLine USB VNAs

MS46121A PC-controlled ShockLine 1-port USB Vector Network Analyzer

Anritsu Company introduced a scalar transmission option for its MS46121A PC-controlled ShockLine 1-port USB Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) that transforms multiple MS46121A models into a simple scalar system. This new option enables scalar measurements to be made between MS46121A VNAs in either a one-to-one
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10/13/2015
Semitrex’s Michael Freeman on advanced power management

Michael Freeman of Semitrex

In this PSDcast,  Michael Freeman of Semitrex talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about creating high-efficiency smart power supplies to address the growing need for battery charging and other low-power ac/de applications. The company recently released a high-voltage stand-off, “dial-a-voltage”
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10/12/2015
A leading event on energy harvesting technologies and their application, Energy Harvesting & Storage USA, to be held in Santa Clara on November 18-19 features presentations from companies covering both high power and low power energy harvesting solutions in addition to the applications of these technologies. Speakers
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10/08/2015
Graphene: controlling absorption

A practical EM wave-switching device in which the two dielectrics surrounding the graphene would be silicon and a vacuum, and the electron energy could be tuned using voltage gates

Flat sheets of graphite just one carbon atom thick, called graphene, display unique optical and electronic properties for use in future devices. In particular, graphene is nearly transparent to light and other electromagnetic (EM) waves, making it useful for liquid crystal displays and light-emitting diodes.
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10/08/2015
Bosch Sensortec claims first custom programmable 9-axis motion sensor

BMF055 compact 9-axis motion sensor

Bosch Sensortec launched the BMF055, a compact 9-axis motion sensor that is easy to program for a particular application. The BMF055 is well suited to the needs of customers developing advanced application-specific sensor fusion algorithms, adding sophisticated motion sensing capabilities, and replacing multiple
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10/06/2015
Silego introduces the SLG59M1600V single-channel power switch

The SLG59M1600V is optimized for apps like high-current, low-voltage power-rail distribution

Silego Technology, a developer of highly configurable and cost-effective mixed signal products, announced a new addition to its expanding single-channel, self-contained, reverse-blocking integrated power-switch product portfolio. The SLG59M1600V is optimized for high-current, low-voltage power-rail distribution,
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10/06/2015
Tektronix expands bench instrument lineup with new power supplies, function generator

Versatile, flexible and cost-effective instruments are the staples of well-equipped engineering work benches

Tektronix, a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, introduced additions to a family of Keithley power supplies and a new 60 MHz Arbitrary Function Generator featuring best-in-class price performance that together give engineers an expanded range of options for adding essential
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10/06/2015
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly-integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting, and Bluetooth Smart technology, announced a Bluetooth Smart development kit, with full support for Apple HomeKit, to accelerate development of smart home accessories. In a recent report on the
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10/05/2015
CCC certification, also called 3C certification, is an acronym for "China Compulsory Certification". It came into force on May 1, 2002. The main feature of CCC certification is a unified catalogue published by the Chinese government, using national standards, technical regulations and implementation
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10/05/2015
Wind River, a leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT), introduced the latest version of Wind River Linux, which brings together the flexibility and interoperability of open source along with improved user experience and scalability for addressing the opportunities and challenges of IoT.
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10/05/2015
Ron Van Dell of ViZn Energy Systems on grid-level storage

Ron Van Dell, CEO of ViZn Energy Systems

In this PSDcast,  Ron Van Dell, CEO of ViZn Energy Systems, a developer of a safe and flexible zinc-iron redox flow battery solution for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems
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10/05/2015

 



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