Internet of Things

January 2020
Integrated RGBC-IR Color Sensors With I²C Interface
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with new RGBC-IR sensors for applications such as automatic white balancing and color cast correction in digital cameras; automatic LCD backlight adjustment; and active monitoring of LED color output for IoT and smart lighting. The new VEML3328 (t
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01/27/2020

Digital Control in Power Supplies Supports Industry 4.0, IoT

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Figure 1. Analogue power supply with digital interface

Digital control in power supplies and power systems broadly fits into two implementations. The more common approach is a digital interface between the traditional analogue control system and the outside world providing signals & alarms and various levels of control via a communication bus. Simple, low-cost
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01/26/2020
The Government's Role in Developing Automated Vehicles
If any market sector is the perfect microcosm of the American political dichotomy, it’s the automotive space. More specifically, autonomous vehicles.  And at CES 2020, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao dropped the Grand Canyon of political fissures. In Sin City’s not-so-hallowed halls, Chao’s de
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01/26/2020
The Versatile Inductor
Traditionally, off-the-shelf power inductors have offered the capability to perform a variety of functions and serve many different applications. The same inductor might have served one circuit as a ripple-smoothing element in an LC output filter and as an EMI suppression choke in another. By contrast, a device
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01/23/2020
PSDcast - The Prospect of Regulating the IoT

Yossi Appleboum, the CEO of Sepio Systems

We've spoken before on this show about how the Internet of Things creates a massive target for cybercrime, and even how hackers could use connected refrigerators and other white goods as a gateway into your home.  Is further regulation necessary to help safeguard the devices and systems connected to the IoT
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01/21/2020
Understanding the Basics of DC-DC Conversion

Figure 1: DC-DC converters can be isolated or non-isolated

When Allesandro Volta made a battery out of copper and zinc disks and brine-soaked cardboard, it was a novelty and the low power DC produced had few practical applications. As electricity became better understood and it was discovered that rotating magnets could induce AC current in wires, the world of power ge
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01/20/2020
AI in the Data Center

Figure 1. Powering Artificial Intelligence

In a recent New York Times article, Mark Hung, a VP at Gartner, said that “almost everything Google is announcing these days is AI-related.” He said, “Google has a lead on artificial intelligence over many of its competitors, and it’s going to use that as a weapon to advance their products.” Although
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01/20/2020
3W ACDC Converter with Transient Output Power Up to 12W
In some applications where high transient communication or drive power is required, such as electrical control systems, automatic meter reading, anti-theft alarms, and access electric lock applications, large amounts of power are outputted in a short time at transmitting and receiving data or driving relays. Therefore,
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01/17/2020
World's First MIPI Standard SoundWire Microphone
TDK Corporation introduces the world’s first MIPI Standard SoundWire microphone for mobile, IoT and other consumer devices. This multimode microphone pushes the boundaries of digital microphone acoustic performance while providing advanced feature sets with very low power. The T5808 SoundWire microphone features 66 dBA
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01/08/2020
TAIYO YUDEN’s All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Secondary Batteries
TAIYO YUDEN announced today the development of all-solid state lithium-ion secondary batteries (hereinafter referred to as “all-solid-state batteries”) in which various technologies including the process technology of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are capitalized. All-solid-state batteries are s
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01/08/2020
MEMS-Based

The CH-101

TDK Corporation announces the immediate availability to select OEMs of the Chirp CH-201 MEMS-based ultrasonic Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor with extended sensing range. This ToF sensor utilizes a tiny ultrasonic transducer chip that sends a pulse of ultrasound and then listens for echoes returning from targets in the
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01/07/2020
Applications Processor with Dedicated Neural Processing Unit
NXP Semiconductors N.V. expanded its industry-leading EdgeVerse portfolio with the i.MX 8M Plus application processor – the first i.MX family to integrate a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for advanced machine learning inference at the industrial and IoT (Internet-of-Things) edge.  The i.MX 8M P
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01/06/2020