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Lighting & Illumination

June 2017
OSRAM OSTAR Projection Power LEDs Now Available from Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the OSRAM OSTAR Projection Power LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. These slim, high-luminance LEDs — based on advanced thin-film and UX:3 chip technologies — generate high luminous flux and radiant intensity previously unseen from a such a small surface area. The
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06/29/2017
 The Transportation Connected Sensor

Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor

With more electronics in the vehicles than ever before, we’re seeing the industry move from a basic set of electronics applications, with some automation for safety and road assistance, to high and full automation and complete comfort driving. To make this work, the transportation industry is capitalizing
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06/28/2017
How to Program Slew Rate?

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Figure 1: Typical battery voltage profile for “cold crank”

Slew rate is defined as rate of change of voltage or current in a period of time.  It is a frequently used term in operational amplifier specifications, but it also applicable when discussing programmable power supplies. When performing repetitive production testing on say a vehicle engine management
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06/28/2017

Synchronous High-Power Buck LED Controller Enables Efficient Automotive Exterior Lighting

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Figure 1. Advanced LED Lighting System

With their support for unique headlamp designs and their energy efficiency, high-power LEDs are becoming common components for automotive exterior lighting designs. Their brightness and precision control also have positive implications for safety. Taking a look at the electronics that support the LEDs, it’s
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06/28/2017
Emergency eCall â€

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Table 1. Supercapacitor Comparison vs. Capacitors & Batteries

Electronic systems must continue to remain operational, regardless of its external operating conditions. Said another way, any glitch in its power supply, whether momentary or seconds or even minutes, must be taken into account during its design process. The most common way of dealing with such circumstances
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06/28/2017
LEDs enable human-centric lighting optimized for circadian rhythms

Only 5.7% of human retinal cells are S-cones, which can distinguish blue color
Source – Nature paper number: Roorda et al. Nature, 397, 520-522, (1999)

ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor has developed a new LED technology that produces light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight. Announced at a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany on June 26, 2017, the new SunLike Series natural spectrum LED technology was co-developed by Seoul Semiconductor
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06/26/2017
Power IC manufacturing technology designed for automotive applications
Munich, Germany – Car makers want in-vehicle electronic systems to provide a large number of energy-efficient functions in as little space as possible. Infineon Technologies AG supports this trend with its new power IC manufacturing technology
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06/22/2017
True green LEDs increase design-in flexibility, enable smaller end products
MALVERN, Pa. — The optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of true green LEDs in a compact surface-mount 0603 ChipLED package. Measuring 1.6 mm by 0.8 mm with an ultra thin 0.55 mm profile, the VLMTG1400 series devices utilize the most recent ultrabright
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06/22/2017
New Traco Power - DC/DC Converter Series

TDN Series: 1-5 Watt DC/DC converters in most compact cubical package

These fully regulated
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06/20/2017
KEMET, a leading supplier of electronic components, has introduced the industry’s first COTS grade polymer electrolytic capacitor with a 1,000-hour life test option. The new option, also known as the “Biased Humidity Test,” provides capacitors qualified at 85 degrees Celsius with 85% relative humidity
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06/15/2017
Click Board Easily Adds Biometrics to Designs
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the Heart Rate 4 click board from MikroElektronika. One of the latest health-focused click board from MikroElektronika, the Heart Rate 4 board measures the oxygen saturation in a person’s blood through pulse oximetry. The MikroElektronika Heart rate 4 click
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06/15/2017
LED Controller Eliminates Trade-Off Between Fast Response Time and Low EMI for Exterior Lighting
San Jose, CA— The MAX20078 synchronous buck, high-brightness LED controller from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. is the only product available which provides both fast response time and low electromagnetic interference (EMI) for exterior LED lighting and improved safety applications. Ideal for matrix
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06/14/2017
IR Receivers Offer High Remote-Control Performance for Flat-Panel TVs and Monitors
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of two new series of miniature infrared (IR) receiver modules for IR remote control applications in flat-panel TVs and monitors. For front mounting in the tight 3 mm frames of these products, Vishay Semiconductors'
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06/12/2017
Molex Technology Makes Keypad Backlighting on Curved Surfaces a Reality

PEDOT Clear Conductive Sensors expand realm of possibility for capacitive user interface panels.

Molex has solved the challenge of backlighting capacitive keys on a curved surface for user-interface designers. Molex PEDOT
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06/11/2017
The Main Causes of Power Supply Failure â€

The CoolX 600 Series fanless power supply offers very high input and surge-withstand built in.

Power supplies are the underpinning of any electronic system. This article presents the five main reasons power supplies fail. It also describes the necessary precautions design engineers should take to avoid systems failures. The article is based on data spanning all markets and
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06/11/2017
Smart Building energy disaggregation Submeter with LEM Split-core CT (ATO)

LEM ATO split core current transformers

Industrial companies, factories, multi-tenant commercial and residential building owners install submetering equipment for the purpose of real-time in-house metering. This allows for accurate allocation of costs, calculation of internal billing and enables the implementation of new energy efficiency
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06/10/2017
Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator Extends 48V Direct-to-Point of Load Product Family
Vicor’s new PI3526-00-LGIZ is the latest addition to the Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator portfolio supporting a 48V (30-60Vin) input. The PI352x is a higher current offering compared to Vicor’s existing PI354x portfolio, enabling scalable power options for 48V Direct to Point of Load (PoL) applications. The
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06/08/2017
Thermistor Delivers Current to 6.0 A and Energy Ratings to 40 J
CARSON CITY, Nev. — June 7, 2017 —Ametherm today announced a new circuit protection thermistor that offers the industry's smallest diameter for a UL-approved device with a maximum continuous current rating of 6.0 A and energy rating of 40 J. Previously, designers had to rely on
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06/07/2017
  It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the appointment of Ally Winning as European Editor, PSD.
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06/03/2017

 



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