Internet of Things

July 2018
Transient Protection Solutions in Automobiles

Figure 1: MLV (left) vs. TVS diode (right) temperature derating

Thanks to modern technology, passenger vehicles are now safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient than ever. Today’s automobiles utilize incredible amounts of computing power to improve the overall driving experience in several different ways. For example, arrays of sensors and dedicated processing
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07/31/2018
Auto Infotainment Evolutionary and Revolutionary Developments
A few of my favorite TV programs include “Weaponology,” “Future Weapons,” “Modern Marvels” and the science show “Connections.” They all explore the various paths of technological change and interrelations and the significant effects that this change has on society, including that in order for
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07/31/2018
Are Self-Driving Cars Too Rational?
In one sense, this was inevitable – the idea that we’re not the most intelligent species on this planet unnerves us. But it’s more than that – the fact that A.I. is so coldly logical dregs up fears of a robot apocalypse and our own irrelevance. So when we put A.I. in the driver’s seat, there was bound
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07/31/2018

PMICs Power Next-Generation Consumer Applications
San Jose, Calif.—With a pair of feature-rich, high-performance and scalable power-management ICs (PMICs) from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., designers of mobile systems can now maximize performance per watt while increasing system efficiency for computationally intensive deep-learning systems on chip (SoCs),
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07/24/2018
Wireless Access Point Enhances Network Performance
SUNNYVALE, Ca. – Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, announced the Ruckus R730, the industry’s first IoT- and LTE-ready, 802.11ax wireless access point (AP). The high-capacity, 12 spatial-stream R730 works in concert with the new Ruckus Ultra-High Density Technology Suite to smoothly deliver high-resolution,
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07/17/2018
 Rittal North America Expands Blue E+ Cooling Unit Generation

Blue e+ cooling units are currently the most efficient of their kind on the market, and Rittal is now also expanding its products into the lower output range with a new 1.6 kW device.

Schaumburg, IL -- Cooling units with new 1.6kW output class. Rittal Blue e+ cooling units are currently the most efficient of their kind on the market. The manufacturer is now expanding its range of cooling units with the addition of a device with an output class of 1.6 kW. Besides being 75 percent more energy-efficient
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07/17/2018
5 Watt AC/DC Modules for Wide Mains Voltages up to 480VAC
RECOM announces the global release of its exclusive 5W AC/DC converter, the RAC05-K/480 series, which accepts input voltages of up to 480VAC. They are also OVCIII rated with a 6kV surge protection, and operate reliably at industrial temperature ranges. This series is ideally suited for housekeeping operations
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07/16/2018
DIN Rail Power Supplies offer simplicity without compromise
PULS Power PIANO PIC series is designed for applications that require reliable DIN rail power supplies designed to deliver the most widely specified features and performance required by customers. PIC units offer this simplicity without making compromises on PULS’
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07/11/2018
Authorised Yuasa battery distributor Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury based Defence and Commercial power conversion specialist, announces the availability of two series of high reliability VRLA batteries (valve-regulated lead-acid) from Yuasa’s wide industrial
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07/11/2018
Transducer’s for leakage current measurement of PV inverters
The LDSR model is an innovative, low cost and lightweight (25g) component, with a reduced footprint. The LDSR is dedicated to measuring the leakage current of 300 mA nominal up to 900 mA peak at 2 KHz frequency. Its main application is in transformerless photovoltaic (PV) inverters for the residential market,
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07/11/2018
Infineon’s CoolGaN opens up a new horizon in power management
The key benefits of gallium nitride (GaN) are, amongst others, high power density, best-in-class efficiency and decreased system costs. Infineon Technologies is starting volume production for CoolGaN™ products by the end of 2018, the company announced during PCIM Europe. Engineering samples of the high reliable
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07/11/2018
New 650V IGBTs Deliver Class-Leading Efficiency with Soft Switching
ROHM has announced the availability of two new types of 650V IGBTs that combine class-leading low conduction loss with high-speed switching characteristics. This makes them ideal for power conversion in general-purpose inverters and converters for consumer appliances, such as ACs and IH (Induction Heaters),
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07/11/2018
M12 Slim Design with HARAX Quick Connect
Following the trend of miniaturisation, HARTING is expanding its M12 family in the field of slim design connectors with HARAX insulation displacement Quick Connect connectors – the slim, field-installable solution for automation technology. This allows fast and uncomplicated cabling on site. The
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07/11/2018
ESD protection range for USB Type-C surge protection
Nexperia has optimised its TrEOS ESD protection diode series for use with USB Type-C interfaces. The new USB3.2 standard introduces an optional capacitor at the Rx inputs, so Nexperia is now launching two groups of devices, one that delivers extremely high surge robustness for positioning between the connector
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07/11/2018
Mouser Adds 25 New Suppliers in First Half of 2018
Mouser Electronics has added more than 25 new suppliers YTD to its already vast line card of over 700 suppliers. With an already extensive portfolio of products and suppliers across the board, the additional suppliers bolster the product choices for Mouser’s unique
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07/11/2018
CUI Partners and SnapEDA Offer Free PCB Footprint Files
CUI today announced that it has teamed up with SnapEDA to provide designers with a catalog of free, ready-to-download PCB footprints and symbols for CUI’s range of board mount electromechanical components. Circuit
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07/11/2018
A2B Transceivers Deliver Unparalleled Flexibility
Analog Devices announces three enhanced Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) transceivers that deliver unprecedented capability to tailor system-level performance to even the most stringent electromagnetic compatibility requirements. The new AD242xW series offers configurable
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07/11/2018
Compact 3W and 10W board-mount power supplies
XP Power is launching its low-cost VCE03 and VCE10, 3W and 10W series of board-mounted AC-DC power supplies with extended universal input range from 85VAC to 305VAC, covering all nominal AC inputs from 100VAC to 277VAC in a single ultra-compact design. Both the VCE03 and VCE10 provide a complete AC-DC
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07/11/2018
Multi-chip module PWM Buck Regulators have high current density
ON Semiconductor announced the release of three new highly-efficient mid-voltage PWM buck converters. Supporting a wide input voltage range of 4.5 V to 65 V, an output current of up to 10 A and output power
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07/11/2018
Thermoelectric Generator Has Thermal Difference of Only 5°C

Conventional thermoelectric generator (left) and newly developed thermoelectric generator (right).

Objects in our daily lives, such as speakers, refrigerators, and even cars, are becoming "smarter" day by day as they connect to the internet and exchange data, creating the Internet of Things (IoT), a network among the objects themselves. Toward an IoT-based society, a miniaturized thermoelectric
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07/06/2018
CMOS Op-Amp Delivers Leading-Class Low Noise
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. –  ROHM announced the availability of a CMOS op-amp featuring the lowest noise in the industry optimized for industrial applications requiring high-accuracy sensing, such as accelerometers used in sonar systems, and optical sensors that handle ultra-small signals.
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07/05/2018
PSDcast - Hard vs Soft Switching

Bruce T Renouard, the CEO of Pre-Switch.

On this episode of the PSDcast, we’re chatting with Pre-Switch about hard and soft switching and some of the fundamental differences between the two. Pre-Switch
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Date:
07/03/2018