Internet of Things

May 2021
LTE CAT-M1 Module For Massive IoT Based On Monarch Technology
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the RYZ014A, Renesas’ first cellular IoT module supporting the LTE Cat-M1 specification. This technology allows devices to directly connect to the internet without the need for a gateway by relying on the existing communication infrastructure owned by mobile network op
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05/27/2021

Panasonic Industry PAN1781 Bluetooth 5 Low Energy module
The PAN1781 is a Bluetooth 5 Low Energy module based on the Nordic nRF52820 single chip controller and is, in a way, the lightweight version of the PAN1780. Bluetooth 5 features additionally a higher symbol rate of 2 Mbps using the high speed LE 2M PHY or a significantly longer range using the LE coded PHY a
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05/27/2021
Molex Thin-Film Battery in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of the Molex Thin-Film Battery from stock at TTI. Molex’s Thin-Film Battery is a low-profile, flexible, disposable battery with a small footprint designed for low-power single-use applications. The batteries are zinc-carbon primary cells (Zn anode/MnO2 cathode) that nomin
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05/21/2021
Efabless and SkyWater Bring Chip Creation to the Masses
Efabless announced the launch of its new chipIgnite program to bring chip design and fabrication to the masses and a collaboration with SkyWater Technology for the first node supported in the program. The chipIgnite program expands upon the SKY130-based open source chip manufacturing program sponsored by Google an
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05/20/2021
Best-in-class 65W USB-C PD GaN Adapter Reference Design
Transphorm, Inc. and Silanna Semiconductor announced a world-class GaN power adapter reference design. The solution is an open frame, 65W USB-C Power Delivery (PD) charger that combines Transphorm’s SuperGaN Gen IV platform with Silanna Semiconductor’s proprietary Active Clamp Flyback (ACF) PWM controller. To
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05/17/2021
Stack Accelerates Development of Industrial Automation Systems
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation extended its portfolio of comprehensive low power FPGA-based solution stacks with the introduction of Lattice Automate. The stack includes software tools, industrial IP cores, modular hardware development boards, and software-programmable reference designs and demos that simplify an
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05/11/2021
Server / Telecom - Si and WBG solutions: Part 3 of 4 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Towards Efficient, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Power Supply Units for 5G Telecom Rectifiers Applications Using Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors

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Figure 1: Key features required for AC-DC SMPS in the latest generation of telecom applications

The 5G spectrum has been released in several countries worldwide and already in commercial use. 5G is accelerating and promises to change our lives thanks to large bandwidth, massive connection, and ultra-low latency. On top of this network evolution, we need to consider the advancements in the so-called mobile ed
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05/07/2021
Server / Telecom - Si and WBG solutions: Part 4 of 4 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Design Guidelines for High Power Server and Telecom Power Supplies Use-Cases

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Table 1a: Key performance indicators of silicon (Si)-based superjunction technology CoolMOS™ C7 compared to SiC MOSFET CoolSiC™ and GaN HEMT technology CoolGaN™

Introduction With the recent introduction of active wide bandgap (WBG) power semiconductors on a broad commercial scale, the number of use cases is rapidly increasing. High power applications such as power supplies for server and telecom have been among the first adaptors driving acceptance and early success stories.
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05/07/2021
RECOM Power's AC/DC Converters Shipping from Sager Electronics
Sager Electronics is now stocking RECOM Power’s RAC02E-K/277 & RAC03E-K/277 series 2W and 3W AC/DC converters. RECOM Power's RAC02E-K/277 and RAC03E-K/277 series AC/DC modules are capable of 277 VAC with 4kVAC isolation. Providing versatile power in a compact space, these converters offer outputs ranging from 3.3
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05/04/2021
Server / Telecom - Si and WBG solutions: Part 1 of 4 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Innovative Silicon Solution for Highest PFC Efficiency

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Figure 1: Circuit diagram of the proposed solution using CoolMOS™ in a half-bridge configuration

Introduction As a result of the pandemic that lately has had a significant impact on our lives, communication networks became a crucial part of critical social infrastructure. To achieve the required server capacities and fast connectivity and address the challenges of this unprecedented situation and, highly
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05/03/2021
The Next Revolutionary Step for Low Power

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Figure 1. Simplified circuit of the active clamp flyback (ACF) topology

Introduction It is estimated that 4 billion chargers and adapters are produced globally every year. They charge our mobile phones, tablets, wearables, and the myriad of other consumer electronic goods we consume continuously. The cost of the adapter is undoubtedly a significant consideration for original equipme
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Date:
05/01/2021