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Internet of Things

June 2017
DANVILLE, CA – ON Semiconductor and PowerSphyr Inc. announced an agreement to develop and market one of the industry’s most promising wireless power solutions for consumer electronic devices and the fast-growing
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06/29/2017
Wireless Charging: An Integrated Approach is the Way Forward

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Figure 1: Wireless charging offers multiple benefits for users and device manufacturers

Data has been wireless for some time. Now consumers are demanding the ability to charge wirelessly and technology enablers are responding. In this technical article, Infineon will review the current state-of-art and compare the benefits of advanced wireless charging solutions using a totally integrated approach. Background Every
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06/29/2017
With more electronics in the vehicles than ever before, we’re seeing the industry move from a basic set of electronics applications, with some automation for safety and road assistance, to high and full automation and complete comfort driving. To make this work, the transportation industry is capitalizing
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06/28/2017

How to Program Slew Rate?

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Figure 1: Typical battery voltage profile for “cold crank”

Slew rate is defined as rate of change of voltage or current in a period of time.  It is a frequently used term in operational amplifier specifications, but it also applicable when discussing programmable power supplies. When performing repetitive production testing on say a vehicle engine management
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06/28/2017
Emergency eCall â€

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Table 1. Supercapacitor Comparison vs. Capacitors & Batteries

Electronic systems must continue to remain operational, regardless of its external operating conditions. Said another way, any glitch in its power supply, whether momentary or seconds or even minutes, must be taken into account during its design process. The most common way of dealing with such circumstances
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06/28/2017
Powering the Modern Vehicle: Designing for the Digital-First Driver

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Figure 2. C&K’s Clicker integrates several functions within a single surface, independent of bulky keys or switches, delivering a smooth, consistent haptic feel for the driver.

When we look at today’s automobiles, they’re beginning to look more like computers than vehicles. From a sea of headlines about autonomous, self-driving vehicles to the ‘smartphone-ization’ of the cockpit, it’s clear that the digitization of cars – particularly within the interior – is upon us
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06/28/2017
IoT Devices Provide a Pre-Integrated, Ready-to-Use Solution
Geneva, Sungnam – STMicroelectronics and Security Platform Inc. are bringing robust, efficient, and easy-to-use security solutions to IoT devices. The IoT comprises potentially billions of tiny, connected, embedded computing devices to help manage services and infrastructure automatically.
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06/28/2017
Who Pays the Piper When A.I. Causes Traffic Deaths?
2016 was the most deadly year for motorists in nearly a decade, and human error causes up to 90% of accidents, making self-driving cars seemingly inevitable. This raises a host of questions, not the least of which is ‘what happens when autonomous vehicles cause traffic deaths?’ Who’s at fault? It’s
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06/28/2017
A Brief Introduction is in Order

Ally Winning, European Editor, Power Systems Design (PSD)

As the July/August edition of Power Systems Design Europe is my first issue as European editor, I’d like to take a second to tell you a little about myself. Since I graduated in electronics from university, I have written for a variety of magazines in the UK, as well as worked in-house at a global catalogue
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06/28/2017
To paraphrase the irascible Dr. Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park, we’ve been so preoccupied with whether we could add HUDs (heads-up displays) that we never stopped to think if we should. If you’ve been to CES in the past five years, you can’t possibly miss them – they’re
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06/28/2017
Wireless Power Supply in the Smart Home of the Future

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Figure 1: The wireless power spots can be invisible, disappearing into the wall or floor. Easy monitoring and control of the power sources is enabled by communication with the info center and blends seamlessly into the smart home concept.

The Smart Home is one of the classic examples of the Internet of Things. While more and more networked items are becoming pervasive in our everyday lives, it is clear that the network will usually be wireless and mobile devices will often play a key role. Once you are rid of the data cable, the logical question
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06/28/2017
Streamlining Power Management in Audio Infotainment Systems

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Figure 1. Supplying a large number of voltage rails using discrete voltage regulators increases both component count and solution size.

As modern life increasingly depends on being always connected – to work colleagues, social contacts, family, smart home appliances – people’s desires for seamless connectivity are driving changes in car infotainment systems. Demand for new and better in-car equipment that suits today’s digital lifestyles,
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06/28/2017
Cortet by CEL launches new online resource for lamp and luminaire manufacturers and integrators
Santa Clara, CA Cortet by CEL announces a new online resource for manufacturers, integrators, installers and reseller of lighting systems, luminaires, lamps and control/management systems for industrial and office facilities, warehouses, and other large facilities. “Businesses and
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06/27/2017
Microcontroller family serves low-power, entry-level IoT applications
SAN JOSE, CALIF. – NXP Semiconductors N.V. introduced the LPC84x family, the latest addition to its rapidly expanding LPC800 series of 32-bit ARM 30 MHz Cortex-M0+ based microcontrollers. The family, designed to balance power, performance and price, addresses the growing demand to simplify
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06/22/2017
Touch Sense Solution Intended for IoT Applications
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – NXP Semiconductors N.V. is launching its new NXP Touch solution. This solution combines specialised touch software with the Touch Sense Interface (TSI) module available on the Kinetis KE15Z MCU along with a complete set of tools enabling designers to easily add touch
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06/20/2017
New Traco Power - DC/DC Converter Series

TDN Series: 1-5 Watt DC/DC converters in most compact cubical package

These fully regulated
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06/20/2017
KEMET, a leading supplier of electronic components, has introduced the industry’s first COTS grade polymer electrolytic capacitor with a 1,000-hour life test option. The new option, also known as the “Biased Humidity Test,” provides capacitors qualified at 85 degrees Celsius with 85% relative humidity
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06/15/2017
London – Telit and Tele2 announced the introduction of Telit simWISE, a first-of-its-kind cellular module-embedded technology. The new technology can act as a replacement or complement for manufacturers of cellular-connected devices using traditional SIM card and tray. Manufacturers of connected products that
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06/14/2017
Modular Platform Enable Rapid Implementation of Smart and Connected Cloud-Based Applications
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the IoT Development Kit (IDK) from ON Semiconductor. Combining hardware and software elements to enable rapid implementation of smart and connected cloud-based applications, ON Semiconductor’s IoT Development Kit provides engineers with all of the building blocks needed
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06/12/2017
Molex Technology Makes Keypad Backlighting on Curved Surfaces a Reality

PEDOT Clear Conductive Sensors expand realm of possibility for capacitive user interface panels.

Molex has solved the challenge of backlighting capacitive keys on a curved surface for user-interface designers. Molex PEDOT
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06/11/2017
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Gateway

Stop Worrying

This article will help you navigate through the deluge of IoT information and identify which technology choices will have the biggest positive impact on your upcoming product plans. Selecting the optimal protocol stack for your IoT solution is critical. However, in order to that, we need to talk about the Gateway. By
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06/11/2017
The Main Causes of Power Supply Failure â€

The CoolX 600 Series fanless power supply offers very high input and surge-withstand built in.

Power supplies are the underpinning of any electronic system. This article presents the five main reasons power supplies fail. It also describes the necessary precautions design engineers should take to avoid systems failures. The article is based on data spanning all markets and
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06/11/2017
Controlling high-speed motors with an FPGA

An FPGA-based motor control system (Source: Altera)

The increasing use of electric motors spinning at up to 100,000 rpm, in applications ranging from electric turbochargers to surgical instruments, is creating new challenges in the design of control circuits. The IGBT switches used in many power converters cannot switch quickly or efficiently enough
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06/11/2017
Safety and thermal management

The creepage distance is the shortest path between two conductors along the surface of an isolator (typically a PCB)

When designing a switch-mode power supply (SMPS) operating losses and the ability to dissipate heat are critical selection criteria for MOSFETs. This is especially critical in the area of intelligent solid-state lighting systems, as the cramped environment and limited ventilation opportunities can significantly
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06/11/2017
IoT can use WPT

Wireless Power Transfer from a Primary Transmit Coil (Tx) to a Secondary Receive Coil (Rx), Including the LTC4120

Background & Introduction The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to the ongoing trend to connect not only people and computers, but all sorts of “things” to the Internet and each other. By way of example, consider if you will applications
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06/10/2017
Smart Building energy disaggregation Submeter with LEM Split-core CT (ATO)

LEM ATO split core current transformers

Industrial companies, factories, multi-tenant commercial and residential building owners install submetering equipment for the purpose of real-time in-house metering. This allows for accurate allocation of costs, calculation of internal billing and enables the implementation of new energy efficiency
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06/10/2017
Qualcomm Technologies Inc. announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Greengrass in select system-on-chips (SoCs) designed to help manufacturers accelerate development of IoT products with edge processing capabilities using the new AWS Software Solution. Manufacturers expected to commercialize
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06/08/2017
– Silego Technology announces the introduction of SLG46580, further expanding the GreenPAKTM (GPAK) family of Programmable Mixedsignal Integrated Circuits (CMICs). This newest GPAK is targeted to support power systems in wearable and handheld market segments. This device is both highly integrated and highly
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06/07/2017
Power system design in the age of mobile devices, and especially wearable devices, is more challenging than it has ever been.  The end users of these devices want them to continue to get smaller, lighter and cheaper, while at the same time having bigger screens and longer battery life.  These opposing
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06/05/2017
  It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the appointment of Ally Winning as European Editor, PSD.
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06/03/2017
Mouser Offers TI’s CC2640R2F SimpleLink Bluetooth 5 MCU for IoT Applications
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the CC2640R2F SimpleLink ultra-low-power wireless microcontroller from Texas Instruments (TI). Part of TI’s CC26xx SimpleLink family of 2.4 GHz devices, the CC2640R2F microcontroller features a small, single-chip system that integrates a flash-based microcontroller
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06/02/2017
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