IoT & Smart Cities

February 2023
Payment Solution for Ultra-Small Devices Enables NFC Wireless Charging

Payment Solution for Ultra-Small Devices Enables NFC Wireless Charging

­Smart wearables and IoT devices are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of applications as they offer more functionality despite severe space and power constraints. By adding NFC capabilities to wearables, they can be used to pay in stores or gain access to public transportation and office buildings. SE
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Date:
02/27/2023
i-ToF Imager Enables Smallest 3D Camera Systems with Improved Quantum Efficiency at Optimized Cost

i-ToF Imager Enables Smallest 3D Camera Systems with Improved Quantum Efficiency at Optimized Cost

­Infineon Technologies AG introduces the IRS2976C Time of Flight (ToF) VGA sensor, a performance-enhancing evolution of the IRS2877C ToF VGA sensor and novel member of the REAL3 product family. The implementation of Infineon's advanced pixel technology enables the pixels to achieve a quantum efficiency of 30 perc
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Date:
02/25/2023
Developing a New Approach to Predicting the Behavior of GaN Devices

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Figure 1: Infineon’s four-step qualification plan for CoolGaN™ devices

­Introduction Silicon semiconductor technology has evolved considerably over the past 50 years, during which time, multiple failure modes affecting device reliability have been discovered, researched, and addressed. This has led to the development of models and equations for failure modes like time-de
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Date:
02/24/2023
STMicroelectronics Reveals Ultra-Compact, Low-Power, NB-IoT Industrial Modules with GNSS Geo-Location Capability

STMicroelectronics Reveals Ultra-Compact, Low-Power, NB-IoT Industrial Modules with GNSS Geo-Location Capability

­STMicroelectronics’ ST87M01 ultra-compact and low-power modules combine highly reliable and robust NB-IoT data communication with accurate and resilient GNSS geo-location capability for IoT devices and assets. The fully programmable, certified LTE Cat NB2 NB-IoT industrial modules cover worldwide ce
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Date:
02/23/2023
Development of a Self-Resonant Smart Energy Harvester

Schematics for energy harvester structure and adaptive clamping system (above)

­The Internet of Things (IoT) requires the installation free of time and space, therefore, needs independent power sources that are not restricted by batteries or power lines. Energy harvesting technology harvests wasted energy such as vibration, heat, light, and electromagnetic waves from everyday settings, su
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Date:
02/20/2023
Infineon's XENSIV Connected Sensor Kits, Now at Mouser, Offer Sensor Platform for IoT Device Development

Infineon's XENSIV Connected Sensor Kits, Now at Mouser, Offer Sensor Platform for IoT Device Development

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the XENSIV KIT CSK PASCO2 and XENSIV KIT CSK BGT60TR13C connected sensor kits (CSK) from Infineon Technologies AG. The XENSIV connected sensor kits provide a ready-to-use sensor development platform for IoT devices. The CSK platform enables the creation of new prototype id
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Date:
02/20/2023
Murata Introduces Next-Generation LTE M/NB-IoT Module Solution

Akira Sasaki, General Manager of Connectivity Module Marketing, Murata

­Murata announced its second generation LTE-M/NB-IoT module, the Type2GD. Featuring recently announced ALT1350 chipset from Sony Semiconductor Israel (Sony), it is the first solution on the market that offers ultra-low power and multiple LPWA communication protocols including non-terrestrial networks (NTN) sat
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Date:
02/17/2023
Eaton Delivers Reliable, Flexible Power Protection for Connected Devices in Industrial Environments

Eaton delivers reliable, flexible power protection for connected devices in industrial environments

­Power management company Eaton announced its latest innovation in industrial backup power with the North American launch of its DIN rail industrial uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Built to withstand the demanding physical conditions and extreme temperatures of harsh environments, the new UPS offers reliable ba
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Date:
02/17/2023
Printing is Key to Battery-Free IoT Sensors

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­The Internet of Things has already shown it can enhance our home and work lives in many ways even though we are only at the beginning of its implementation. Being able to measure multiple different metrics about our bodies, our equipment or our environment and then use that data to calculate optimal outcomes ov
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Date:
02/01/2023
Harnessing Electromagnetic Induction to Power the Wireless Charging of Industry 4.0 Mobile Robots

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Figure 1: Wireless charging of mobile robots on a factory floor

­Advances in wireless charging have been critical for keeping these robots running, but solutions must be optimized for the specific cost and safety requirements of Industry 4.0 applications. These challenges can be overcome through the proper combination of component selection, coil design and board layout. Role and Benef
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Date:
02/01/2023
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