Internet of Things

April 2019
Connected Car Data Helps Transportation Planners

Graduate students Qinjie Lyu and Shuaidong Zhao work with Kuilin Zhang on connected vehicle technology. Connected vehicle data is full of holes; models developed by Michigan Tech engineers help fill in the missing information.

If you have a new or late model car, most likely it's connected: GPS navigation, that infotainment panel, the wireless network your car creates -- they're all ways for your car to provide information, whether it's to give you directions, ping other vehicles, or to check in with infrastructure like traffic signals, signs
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04/26/2019

Semiconductor Device Business Transfer: Panasonic to ROHM
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. – April 26, 2019 –  ROHM today announced the acquisition of a part of the diode and transistor business from Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Company, a Group Company of Panasonic Corp. The transfer is scheduled for October 2019 with ROHM handling sales of these products to Panasonic’s current customers thereafter. 1. Background and aims of this business acquisition Since the 1960s, ROHM has been developing, producing and selling semiconductor devices as a core business of the ROHM Group and has today the largest shares of the global markets for small signal transistors and diode
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04/26/2019
Industry's First Open Edge Server for Industrial IoT
SANTA CLARA, CA – Adesto Technologies Corporation announced general availability of its next-generation edge server for building automation and industrial IoT applications. SmartServer IoT is the industry’s first truly open, full-featured and end-to-end industrial-rated IoT edge server. Its out-of-the-box
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04/22/2019
Radiation-Tolerant PWM Controller and GaN FET Driver
The ISL71043M single-ended current mode PWM controller and ISL71040M low-side GaN FET driver are ideal for isolated flyback and half-bridge power stages, and motor control driver circuits in satellite buses and payloads. Private ‘new space’ companies have begun launching smallsats to form large constellations
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04/18/2019
Filter ferrite bead for high frequency, high current applications
As vehicles become more complex and sophisticated and especially as a result of increased image sensing, data communication needs within vehicles have increased significantly. Multiple protocols exists including CAN, LIN, FlexRay and Ethernet and the wiring, along with the associated power cabling, has increased
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04/18/2019
MORNSUN 20W High Isolation Medical Power URH-LP-20WR3 Series
Applications: URH-LP-20WR3 can be widely used in medical equipment and medical products that have direct contact with patients.   Features: • Reinforced I/O isolation test voltage 5000VAC • Ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage range: 9~36VDC,18~75VDC • Operating ambient temperature r
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04/18/2019
RS Components introduces Siemens DIN rail power supply range
Designed for use in distributed power applications in machine control boxes or in small cabinets, the single-phase SITOP PSU6200 power supplies are slim and space-saving, with plug-in terminals that support easy electrical connection. A key feature of the series is its very low power loss across the entire loa
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04/18/2019
ROHM highlights high-performance D/A converter IC
The show will be held at the same time as HIGH END, the trade fair for audio equipment in Munich, Germany (May 09 – 11, 2019).   The increased adoption of high-resolution audio sources has strengthened the demand for high-fidelity audio equipment that can deliver an equally high sound quality. Mo
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04/18/2019
Developers of various infrared applications can be sure that the spectra of emitters and detectors match. All infrared components are available from stock any time, and free samples can be requested.   Infrared light (IR), invisible to the human eye, offers a huge number of possible applications - especial
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04/18/2019
MORNSUN 6-16A Non-isolated POL DC/DC Converter K12T Series
The devices’ output voltage can be accurately adjustable from 0.75V to 5.0V. The 6-16A non-isolated POL DC/DC converters can supply a large high speed transient response current for high speed chips such as FPGA, DSP, ASIC to simply its system design, which are suitable for a wide range of industrial appl
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04/15/2019
PSDcast - Hybrid Cloud Computing
In this episode of the PSDcast, we're talking to Jeff Kennedy from Eaton about hybrid cloud computing. In recent years, companies have increasingly begun relying on a combination of public and private cloud services known as the hybrid cloud ...
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04/12/2019
Scientists Predict Internet of Thoughts 'Within Decades'
Imagine a future technology that would provide instant access to the world's knowledge and artificial intelligence, simply by thinking about a specific topic or question. Communications, education, work, and the world as we know it would be transformed. Writing in Frontiers in Neuroscience, an international collaboration led by researchers at UC Berk
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04/12/2019
PSDcast - Galvanic Isolation for Electric Vehicles

John Wilson, Silicon Labs

In this episode of the PSDcast, we're chatting with Silicon Labs' John Wilson about signal and power isolation for electric vehicle systems ...
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04/11/2019
A Focus on Industry
It’s always a relief to get the first event of the year out of the way. As I mentioned last month, I had to travel to Embedded World in Nuremberg this past February. It was also my first event of last year, and in 2018, it took me three days to get home because of the weather. This year couldn’t have been
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04/03/2019
The Industrial Side of the House
If you weren’t fortunate enough to attend the most important power show of the year, APEC, be sure to check out our editorial that covers the wide-bandgap highlights from the ground floor in Anaheim. Meanwhile, we close out the first quarter of 2019 with a deep dive into the industrial side of the house. M
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04/03/2019
An Old Head Brings New Battery Technology to Life
One of the key challenges in the power industry at the moment is energy storage. Whether that storage is required for large scale renewable power or for tiny IoT sensor clusters, batteries are the main technology used for storage. Although the technologies and manufacturing processes used for batteries have im
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04/02/2019
The IIoT Starts with Sensors

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Over the last few decades, industrial automation has made it possible for manufacturers and process companies to reduce costs and deliver increased value to their customers. With real-time networks in place, robots, conveyors and process equipment can communicate their status to each other to ensure operations ru
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04/02/2019
Powering Industrial Systems

Kevin Parmenter, Field Applications Manger, Taiwan Semiconductor

There is much discussion in Industrial electronics, namely “Industry 4.0”. The first wave of revolution in industrial system was mechanical – steam power, the second was electricity and electric motors and the mass production assembly line the third was CNC, computers and automation and the 4th wave
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04/01/2019
Industry's First Passive Component LoRa Development Kit
MIAMI -- Raltron Electronics Corporation has launched the industry’s first passive component LoRa Development Kit to ease IoT design projects. The development kit features five different product families with a total of 60 high-performance passive components, including crystals, filters and antennas, commonl
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04/01/2019