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Internet of Things

July 2016
Spectrum's AWG's allow easy signal generation in automated and remote applications

generatorNETBOX instruments are available with 2, 4 or 8 fully synchronous channels

The release of a new line of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG's), based on the LXI instrumentation standard, opens the door for engineers and scientists who need to generate electronic signals in automated test and remote applications. Spectrum has released seven new instruments in the generatorNETBOX series
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07/29/2016
Open-source Bluetooth low-energy beacon is simple to program and debug via the Cloud

Puck.js Bluetooth low-energy beacon

Nordic Semiconductor announced the availability on Kickstarter of a Nordic nRF52832 SoC based Bluetooth low energy (formerly Bluetooth Smart) beacon, named Puck.js, that is said to be so simple to program almost anyone can do it wirelessly from a website using a graphical editor or easy-to-learn JavaScript instead
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07/28/2016
RUTRONIK now offers ARM-based starter kits from Advantech

ARM-based Starter Kits powered by NXP and TI processors

With its new ARM-based Starter Kits powered by NXP and TI processors, Advantech provides a shortcut for ARM platform evaluation and development, and are now available through Rutronik. The ARM-based starter kit includes key elements of a development environment including main boards with CPU cables, adapter
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07/28/2016

Among the voices in the buzz around autonomous vehicles and self-driving cars are those saying that making a vehicle drive itself “ruins the experience”. This is akin to those who say that drones will never replace human pilots, until you point out that a drone fighter can take a turn to the maximum capability
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07/27/2016
What is often missed in an automotive power supply when choosing an integrated circuit is not the specification on the data sheet but how the device will operate in the final design. This is because the datasheet covers the integrated circuit performance and can miss how the device will work in a closed loop
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07/27/2016
Driving infotainment systems
As the use of electronics in automobiles increases steadily in recent years, there is a higher demand to improve fuel efficiency. Wide-ranging development efforts, such as reducing car body weight, improving tire performance, and raising the efficiency of electronic circuits are being made by automobile manufacturers
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07/27/2016
The automotive segment is often misunderstood, quickly being solely associated with cars and related applications. It is however much bigger than that, including a broad range of applications such as buses, trucks, industrial vehicles, mobile machinery and mining equipment, forklifts, cleaning automated machines,
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07/27/2016
In less than ten years, you will have the option to let your car drive itself: You’ll tell your car where you want to go and enjoy a safer, less stressful, and more productive journey getting there. It may seem a bit farfetched but a growing consensus suggests that this vision is nearer to realization than
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07/27/2016
Today’s “always connected” world demands reliable, high-performance, energy efficient wireless connectivity. RF communication is essential for the successful operation of mobile and cordless phones, tablets, gaming consoles and set-top boxes. In the automotive arena wireless plays a role in everything
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07/27/2016
Molex has announced that six partners have joined the new Transcend Alliance, a consortium of companies working together to expand and promote the use of network connected lighting in commercial buildings by developing and implementing new systems and protocols. New integrated lighting network solutions,
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07/27/2016
myDevices, creators of Cayenne, the drag-and-drop IoT project builder, and Senet, a North American provider of public, low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) for long range-based (LoRa-based) Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced their IoT technology partnership. The collaboration between the two
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07/27/2016
Offering a rationalized peripheral set, two new ultra-low-power STM32L4 product lines from ST Microelectronics provide a cost-optimized solution. With up to 256 Kbytes of Flash memory, our new STM32L43x MCUs comprise variants with versatile combinations of an integrated USB controller and LCD controller, while
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07/27/2016
PSDcast - Keith Evans of the PEIC on the state of the US power industry

Keith Evans of USPEIC

In this PSDcast Keith Evans, CEO of Kyma Technologies and member of the US Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC), talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems DEsign about the state of the electronics industry and how it is dealing with disruptive technologies like wide-bandgap semiconductors. The PEIC
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07/26/2016
Toshiba helps downsize LED modules with single-wire input illumination LED driver

The TB62D786FTG has a single-wire Manchester-encoded interface

Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced a 9-channel output LED driver IC that will save board space and reduce the size of LED modules in a variety of lighting and illumination applications. The TB62D786FTG has a single-wire Manchester-encoded interface, which is often used for wireless communication.
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07/26/2016
ams, a leading provider of high-performance sensors and analog ICs, has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the color and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT for an undisclosed amount in cash. The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and
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07/26/2016
IDTechEx Research believes the conductive inks and pastes market is subject to major change with long-lasting consequences on the business models of many large incumbent suppliers. The decline and/or sluggish growth coupled together with intense competition in core markets has forced many suppliers to re-think
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07/25/2016
Wuerth unveils mix-and-match power coil selection tool

Mix and Match precise AC loss calculator for power inductors

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos makes a broad product spectrum of wireless power charging coils. Now the company provides developers with a tool to simplify selection of the right transmitter and receiver coils. Mix and Match, like the world's most precise AC loss calculator for power inductors, is another offering
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07/25/2016
GCT launches high-performance USB type-C connector family

GCT USB Type-C connector

Global Connector Technology (GCT), a leading global supplier of PCB connection solutions, has introduced a range of high-performance USB Type-C connectors that sets new market standards in design flexibility, transfer speed, power and usability. Designed for mobile and smart devices, the USB
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07/25/2016
AVX's latest locking plug contacts suit B2B apps

70-9159 Series single two-piece contacts

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added a locking plug to its low-profile 70-9159 Series single two-piece contacts for high current, coplanar PCB mating applications, which deliver the industry’s smallest profile capable of supporting a full 5A. The
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07/25/2016
Verizon Communications and Yahoo! announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more
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07/25/2016
Fairchild’s active bridge solution enhances performance for PoE-based IoT devices

GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET FDMQ8205

Fairchild, a leading supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions, enhanced its industry-leading GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET technology with FDMQ8205, the first member of its next-generation GreenBridge series for applications that receive power via Power Over Ethernet (POE), such as security
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07/25/2016
Power Integrations' TRIAC-dimmable LYTSwitch-7 LED driver ICs can cut the BOM by 40%

LYTSwitch-7 single-stage, non-isolated, TRIAC-dimmable, buck topology LED driver IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED driver ICs, announced its LYTSwitch-7 single-stage, non-isolated, TRIAC-dimmable, buck topology LED driver IC family. Capable of delivering up to 22 watts without a heatsink in a very small SO-8 footprint, these high-efficiency devices are
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07/22/2016
KEMET unveils advanced high-stability ceramic dielectric capacitor tech

Advanced U2J Class-I ceramic dielectric capacitor

KEMET, a leading supplier of electronic components, introduced its advanced U2J Class-I ceramic dielectric capacitors. This U2J surface mount platform offers more than twice the capacitance available in C0G/NP0. It also provides superior temperature performance over X7R, X8R and X5R, rendering it an ideal capacitor
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07/22/2016
A mid-year checkup on 2016 GaN tech predictions

Xray-in-a-pill colonoscopies will gain European approval in 2016 and will eliminate the key barriers to early detection of Colon Cancer

Prognosticators do not often risk their reputations by giving their predictions a “checkup” midway through the period of their predictions. But, I am going to give it a shot and here we go… Wireless Power Will Become Mainstream Wireless power will continue to gain traction
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07/21/2016
Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s fastest 5.7-kVRMS isolated dual-channel gate driver, the first of a new gate driver family in TI’s isolation portfolio. The UCC21520’s flexible, universal compatibility enables its use as an isolated driver in low-side, high-side, high-side/low-side or half-bridge
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07/19/2016
STMicroelectronics has introduced a high-voltage power converter that allows designers to build an ultra-low-consumption, simple, and cost-effective SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supply) with a 5V output voltage. Particularly suited for low-power applications in home appliances, building, lighting, and motion control,
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07/19/2016
PSDcast - Alex Lidow of EPC on the state of GaN development

Alex Lidow of EPC

In this PSDcast Alex Lidow, CEO and Co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of GaN development. Now that the industry has finally embraced what GaN can do with multiple vendors and solutions, we are now seeing real design-ins and products based
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07/19/2016
Cree's SmartCast PoE chosen by Quest for business center

The Digital Ceiling deployment at the Quest HABC

Quest, a leader in technology management offering professional, cloud, and managed service, selected SmartCast Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting by Cree, integrated with a Cisco network for its new High Availability Business Center (HABC) in Roseville, California. SmartCast PoE is an intuitively simple,
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07/19/2016
Murata introduces thin laminate energy storage device

UMAL low-profile high capacity energy device

Murata announced the UMAL, a low-profile high capacity energy device. Designed to meet the demand for a slim high capacity energy source with a maintenance-free extended life cycle in wireless sensor nodes, the UMAL has charge/discharge and life-cycle characteristics superior to conventional secondary batteries. The
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07/19/2016
Renesas Electronics Europe and SEGGER announced their collaboration to facilitate expansion of the ecosystem of Renesas’ RX Family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) through adoption of SEGGER’s newly-released SystemView software. Forthwith SystemView will support streaming over J-Link, as well as real-time
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07/19/2016
ams' latest light sensors can shrink smart phone apertures up to 50%

TMD2725 combined proximity and ambient light sensor

ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, introduced new proximity sensing and proximity/ambient light sensing modules which enable android smartphone manufacturers to reduce the sensor aperture in the display’s cover glass to its smallest diameter. Use of the TMD2620 proximity
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07/19/2016
Mouser-sponsored Formula E Team finishes season on podium

Dragon Racing Formula E Team

Mouser Electronics congratulates the Dragon Racing Formula E Team on their strong finish to the exciting all-electric car Formula E racing season at the London ePrix. At the final race of the 2015–2016 season, Dragon’s Jerome D’Ambrosio was promoted to third place and his teammate Loic Duval into fourth,
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07/15/2016
Arrow signs agreement for Cypress Semi's IoT portfolio

WICED Cypress' IoT platform

Arrow Electronics will distribute Cypress Semiconductor’s newly acquired Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio, comprising state-of-the-art Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee RF technologies capable of connecting nearly every emerging product category in the IoT ecosystem – including home appliances, health and fitness
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07/15/2016
Murata launches compact low-cost standalone LoRa module

LoRaWAN long range wireless module

Murata announced the launch of a compact low-cost low power wide area network (LPWAN) wireless module that supports the LoRaWAN long range wireless protocol. This standalone compact module measures just 12.5 x 11.6 x 1.76 mm, is constructed in a metal shielded package and comprises a Semtech SX1276 ultra long
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07/14/2016
Microsemi’s Ted Speers joins inaugural RISC-V Foundation Board of Directors

Microsemi’s Ted Speers

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced Ted Speers, head of product architecture and planning for its system-on-chip (SoC) business unit, has been appointed to the inaugural board of directors of the RISC-V Foundation.
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07/14/2016
Mouser Electronics celebrated the fifth anniversary of operating in the Czech Republic with the opening of bigger premises, required to support huge growth in the region. Mouser moved into its first office in Brno on March 1st 2011, and the current team based there is responsible for customers from 12 countries:
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07/14/2016
Avnet Silica, an Avnet company, offers the full range of products available from Microchip, including the additional solutions for: Automotive, Touch, Memory and Security solutions added to the Microchip portfolio after its acquisition of Atmel. Atmel products now included within the Microchip collection
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07/14/2016
HARTING offers future-proof cabling for Industry 4.0 upgrades

HARTING’s robust connector solutions provide support to Industry 4.0 lifelines

HARTING announced the latest developments in its support and advocacy for the ‘Industry 4.0’ initiative. This rapidly growing movement is driving the trend towards the so-called ‘Smart Factory’ which is enabled by the connection of the real and virtual world with sensors and actuators interfacing to
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07/14/2016
PSDcast - Mark Moffat of Peregrine on their advanced GaN FET driver

Mark Moffat of Peregrine Semiconductor

In this PSDcast Mark Moffat, Peregrine Semiconductor's director of power management, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about wide-bandgap semiconductors and Peregrine's new GaN FET driver, the PE29100. Built on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, this new GaN driver empowers design engineers
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07/14/2016
Nordic Semi unveils product roadmap for low-power cellular IoT

Nordic Semiconductor announced the development of a low-power LTE technology for cellular IoT.

Nordic Semiconductor, a leading provider of ultra low power wireless connectivity, announced the development of a low power LTE technology for cellular Internet of Things (IoT). This development leverages Nordic Semiconductor's more than 10 years of leadership in ultra low power (ULP) wireless and its recruitment
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07/12/2016
Diodes' mini secondary-side MOSFET driver reduces BOM cost in 5V to 12V supplies

APR345 secondary-side MOSFET driver

The APR345 secondary-side MOSFET driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated delivers the smallest size, lowest BOM cost solution for synchronous rectification in 5V to 12V power supplies. This device is suitable for line-powered adapters and chargers for consumer products such as smartphones and tablets, PVRs
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07/12/2016
Nanya Technology and Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente have concluded a Europe-wide franchise contract, that covers the entire Nanya product portfolio of SDRAM memory. Nanya develops, produces and distributes standard and mobile SDRAM memory. The Taiwanese manufacturer is specifically targeting the automotive
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07/12/2016
PSDcast - Wenjun Sheng of Telink Semi on IoT connectivity

Wenjun Sheng, CEO of Telink Semiconductor

In this PSDcast Wenjun Sheng, CEO of Telink Semiconductor, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the infrastructure of the IoT, especially in the devices themselves. Connectivity is a part of the description of the IoT, yet device wireless protocols and systems are still in flux. Telink Semiconductor
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07/11/2016
SEGGER’s debug tech now available for Zilog’s ZNEO32! family

SEGGER has introduced J-Link support for Zilog’s ZNEO32! Cortex-M3 based family of MCUs

SEGGER has introduced J-Link support for Zilog’s ZNEO32! Cortex-M3 based family of microcontrollers (MCUs). This includes support for debug, as well as Flash-based programming. Production line programming is also available via the SEGGER Flasher family. Projects using the ZNEO32! MCUs can
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07/07/2016
STMicro releases dev ecosystem, adds low-power STM32L4 Micros

the slim-form-factor NUCLEO-L432KC board

STMicroelectronics has introduced the development ecosystem for its latest low-power, high-performance STM32L4 microcontrollers (MCU) and expanded the series with five new product lines comprising a range of package and memory-density options. The expanded STM32L4 ecosystem builds on ST’s
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07/07/2016
Infineon Technologies is taking an active role in the development of European-level cybersecurity guidelines, now that the European Commission signed the contract for a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL. Representing the private sector, ECSO will work
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07/06/2016
Diode's brushless DC full-bridge motor driver offers PWM or DC-voltage speed control

AM9468 and AM9469 brushless DC motor drivers

Featuring a bridge-tied-load (BTL) drive architecture to minimize audible switching noise and electromagnetic interference (EMI), the AM9468 and AM9469 brushless DC motor drivers introduced by Diodes Incorporated provide smart driving of cooling fans in notebook and desktop computers, instrumentation and similar
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07/01/2016
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