Internet of Things

October 2019
Moving from Electromechanical to Solid-State in Relays and Circuit Breakers

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Figure 1: Contact wear in an electromechanical relay

As a mature technology, electromechanical relays and circuit breakers are well established, however they continue to suffer from some inherent weaknesses. Moving to solid-state technology can address these but introduces its own challenges. So, what is the right solution? In the movies, whenever the
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10/31/2019
Humidity Control Sheets Protect Sensitive Equipment
FiberSource now offers Active-S Humidity Control Sheets, a maintenance-free alternative to desiccants, heaters, dehumidifiers, thermostats, hygrotherms, hygrostats, and corrosion inhibitors for preventing excess moisture in cabinets, enclosures, and cases. Originally developed to protect the
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10/30/2019
PSDcast â€
Just recently, a company by the name of Anterix completed the first phase of a project with the DoE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Using Anterix’s 900 MHz spectrum, NREL demonstrated increased reliability for distributed generation systems such as solar and wind using private LTE communications. We’ve
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10/30/2019
Mouser Electronics Stocks Samtec 5G Connectivity Solutions
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking 5G automotive and transportation connectivity solutions from Samtec for same-day shipment. Leveraging next-generation 5G networks and cloud services, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies enable vehicle intelligence, improve traffic flow, and increase safety.
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10/30/2019
Adesto Joins STMicroelectronics Partner Program
SANTA CLARA, CA – Adesto Technologies Corporation announced it has joined the STMicroelectronics Partner Program to enable optimal system operation for emerging IoT devices through the combination of its non-volatile memory (NVM) devices and the STM32 line of microcontrollers (MCUs). Adesto
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Date:
10/30/2019
PSDcast â€

We spoke with Jeremy Ludyjan, Head of Lighting Solutions at Tuya Smart, to discuss the interoperability (or lack thereof) of various competing standards.

Our November print issue of PSD deals with the Internet of Things, and not coincidentally, we’ve been talking about the IoT a lot lately. But one aspect we haven’t really discussed is the interoperability (or lack thereof) of various, competing standards. Be sure to catch us on iTunes here:
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Date:
10/29/2019
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Marco Contento with Telit

We’ve spoken a lot about 5G on the PSDcast, and for good reason – 5G is the undisputed future of telecommunications, and the industry is definitely trending in that direction. But…in the process of switching over, portions
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10/17/2019
MachineMetrics Launches Industrial IoT Partner Ecosystem
BOSTON — MachineMetrics announced the formation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Partner Ecosystem. The program is designed to drive collaboration and innovation around MachineMetrics’ unique Industrial IoT platform to improve machine performance, enhance legacy manufacturing processes,
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10/17/2019
Software-Configurable Analog Front End With Integrated ADC
Analog Devices, Inc., introduced the AD4110-1 Analog Front End with integrated 24-bit ADC for industrial process control systems. AD4110-1 is a universal input AFE with an integrated ADC that allows customers to design a "platform" input module that they can configure for multiple functions. This saves
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10/15/2019
Traco Power - new 0.6 and 1A POL converters
The TSR-WI line is a set of non-isolated POL converter series with an ultra wide 8:1 input voltage range which come in standard SIP-3 packages. Covering the majority of standard bus- and battery voltages this POL converter line is a versatile solution for many applications
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10/15/2019
4Gb High-Speed CMOS DDR4 SDRAMs
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory announced that it has expanded its product offering with a new line of high-speed CMOS DDR4 SDRAMs. For improved performance over previous-generation DDR3 devices, the 4Gb AS4C256M16D4 and AS4C512M8D4 offer lower power consumption and faster data transfer rates in 96-ball
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10/14/2019
Ultra-High-Efficiency Power IC for IoT Applications
Santa Clara, CA. — GLF Integrated Power introduces the GLF74130 input Power Mux IC that offers significant efficiency improvement over traditional diode-based solutions. The tiny (1.27 mmm x 1.67 mm) Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaged (WLCSP) Mux provides automatic/manual selection between two 1.5V to
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10/13/2019
High-Temperature Thyristor Series for Thermal Management
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. announced an additional five series of high-temperature. Available in five compact, surface-mount and through-hole packages, these components expand the Littelfuse TRIAC product line by making high 150°C maximum junction temperature devices available in 600V to
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10/08/2019
NXM Achieves PSA Level One Certification from UL
NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- UL announced that NXM Labs, Inc., a technology innovator focused on autonomous security software that enables devices to create, manage and dynamically regenerate their own security, has achieved Platform Security Architecture (PSA) Level One (L1) Certification. Through independent security
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10/08/2019
IoT solution Accelerates Digital Transformation for Industry
SAN JOSE, CALIF. – ADLINK Technology has announced the general release of its ADLINK Edge IoT solution which enables industry to gain maximum business value from rapidly deploying IoT technology. Following market leading R&D investment, extension of its partner ecosystem and
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10/08/2019
Adesto and Microsoft Accelerate Internet of Things Solutions
SANTA CLARA, CA – Adesto Technologies Corporation announced it has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT, ensuring customers can get solutions based on its SmartServer IoT up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services. Microsoft
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10/03/2019
Mouser Praises Winners of Create the Future Design Contest
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global electronic component distributor and sponsor of the Create the Future Design Contest, will join in recognizing the 2019 winners at a special awards reception and dinner in New York City on November 8. Mouser’s valued suppliers Intel and Analog Devices, Inc. teamed with
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Date:
10/03/2019
Pre-Provisioned Solutions for Deployments of Any Size
CHANDLER, Ariz. — As the number and types of connected devices proliferates, market fragmentation and security vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things (IoT) have created significant challenges for developers. Hardware-based security is the only way to protect secret keys from physical attacks
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Date:
10/01/2019