Internet of Things

August 2019
The Road to Success for Power Semiconductors

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Figure 1: Comparison of Superjunction transistor, SiC MOSFET, and GaN HEMT

The commercial availability of Superjunction transistors 20 years ago, challenged and finally proved wrong the limitations of conventional silicon-based transistors with respect to on-state resistance. What was regarded as revolutionary at that time is standard today. Today there is not a single transistor from
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08/31/2019
DC/DC Converter Achieves Breakthrough Power Savings
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif., – ROHM announced the availability of a buck-boost DC/DC converter with integrated MOSFET, the BD83070GWL. It combines unmatched efficiency with best-in-class current consumption, making it ideal for IoT, wearables, and portable devices. In recent years, the proliferation
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08/27/2019
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One of the more interesting beneficiaries of the Internet of Things is white goods, especially as connected appliances become the norm. Unfortunately, this also provides an irresistible target for hackers.... For
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08/22/2019

Wi-Fi Connectivity Kit Simplifies Secure IoT Connections
TOKYO, Japan – Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the Renesas RX65N Cloud Kit featuring onboard Wi-Fi, environmental, light and inertial sensors, and support for Amazon FreeRTOS connected to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The kit gives embedded designers a fast start and secure connection
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08/20/2019
Are you SiC of Silicon? â€

Anup Bhalla, Vice President Engineering, UnitedSiC

Ultra-High Voltage SiC and Supercascodes New applications are emerging that require high voltage switch technology which is significantly lower in balance-of-system costs and operating losses than silicon IGBT and IGCT technology. This spans a wide range from solid state transformers, MW motor drives,
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08/20/2019
Miniaturized Multilayer Varistors for Automotive Ethernet
TDK Corporation has expanded its lineup of multilayer varistors with the new AVRH10C101KT1R1NE8 for automotive Ethernet. Thanks to the extremely precise multilayer technology, the product features a low capacitance of just 1.1 ± 0.3 pF, ensuring signal integrity even at the high data rates of automotive Ethernet.
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08/20/2019
Mouser Electronics Now Stocking Qorvo's Front-End Modules
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the QPF4219 front end module (FEM) from Qorvo. Designed for Internet of Things (IoT) systems based on Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), the 2.4 GHz FEM offers a compact form factor and integrated matching to minimize layout area in applications such as wireless routers, residential
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08/16/2019
Buck Switchers Provide High Voltage AC-DC Conversion
Plano, Texas – Diodes Incorporated announced the AP3917 family of universal AC-DC, non-isolated buck (step-down) power switchers for low-power applications, such as small appliances and IoT endpoints powered by an offline supply. Family members
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08/14/2019
Mouser Stocks Molex Solutions for 5G Connectivity
Mouser Electronics, Inc., stocks a wide variety of 5G-capable interconnect solutions from Molex. 5G cellular communications promises to transform wireless connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) through more data, better reliability, and broader connectivity. Molex’s complete connectivity solution portfolio,
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Date:
08/13/2019
High isolation, regulated DC/DC converters in compact package
The core characteristic of the TRI line is a sophisticated reinforced isolation system which is able to withstand high test voltages (9000 VDC for 1s and 5000 VAC for 60s) and working voltages (1000 VACrms). Complementing this isolation characteristic is a high Common
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08/09/2019
Smart Transceiver Supports LonWorks and BACnet Protocols
SANTA CLARA, CA – Adesto Technologies Corporation announced that its FT 6050 Smart Transceiver system-on-chip (SoC) now natively supports LON, LON/IP, BACnet/IP and BACnet MS/TP protocol stacks – uniquely enabling the popular LON and BACnet industrial protocols to communicate simultaneously over the highly
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08/08/2019
Triaxial Vibration Sensor for Condition-Based Monitoring
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the ADcmXL3021 triaxial vibration sensor from Analog Devices. Based on Analog Devices’ award-winning
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08/02/2019
Freeway Board Serves Powerful Edge Computing Applications
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Layerscape LS1046A Freeway (FRWY-LS1046A) evaluation board from NXP Semiconductors. Available as a bare board or in an enclosure with a dual-band Wi-Fi module, the FRWY-LS1046A evaluation board is an edge computing platform designed to support NXP’s QorIQ LS1046A
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Date:
08/01/2019