Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

April 2019
Semiconductor Device Business Transfer: Panasonic to ROHM
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. – April 26, 2019 –  ROHM today announced the acquisition of a part of the diode and transistor business from Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Company, a Group Company of Panasonic Corp. The transfer is scheduled for October 2019 with ROHM handling sales of these products to Panasonic’s current customers thereafter. 1. Background and aims of this business acquisition Since the 1960s, ROHM has been developing, producing and selling semiconductor devices as a core business of the ROHM Group and has today the largest shares of the global markets for small signal transistors and diode
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04/26/2019

TVS Arrays for Automotive Sub-Systems Circuit Protection
TEMPE, Ariz. – ProTek Devices has introduced a new series of AEC-Q101-qualified transient voltage suppressor arrays (TVS arrays) for circuit protection in aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, intelligent control systems and telecommunications applications. The new PAM37SDxxAL/CAL series is available in
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04/22/2019
Radiation-Tolerant PWM Controller and GaN FET Driver
The ISL71043M single-ended current mode PWM controller and ISL71040M low-side GaN FET driver are ideal for isolated flyback and half-bridge power stages, and motor control driver circuits in satellite buses and payloads. Private ‘new space’ companies have begun launching smallsats to form large constellations
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04/18/2019
Filter ferrite bead for high frequency, high current applications
As vehicles become more complex and sophisticated and especially as a result of increased image sensing, data communication needs within vehicles have increased significantly. Multiple protocols exists including CAN, LIN, FlexRay and Ethernet and the wiring, along with the associated power cabling, has increased
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04/18/2019
MORNSUN 20W High Isolation Medical Power URH-LP-20WR3 Series
Applications: URH-LP-20WR3 can be widely used in medical equipment and medical products that have direct contact with patients.   Features: • Reinforced I/O isolation test voltage 5000VAC • Ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage range: 9~36VDC,18~75VDC • Operating ambient temperature r
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04/18/2019
RS Components introduces Siemens DIN rail power supply range
Designed for use in distributed power applications in machine control boxes or in small cabinets, the single-phase SITOP PSU6200 power supplies are slim and space-saving, with plug-in terminals that support easy electrical connection. A key feature of the series is its very low power loss across the entire loa
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04/18/2019
ROHM highlights high-performance D/A converter IC
The show will be held at the same time as HIGH END, the trade fair for audio equipment in Munich, Germany (May 09 – 11, 2019).   The increased adoption of high-resolution audio sources has strengthened the demand for high-fidelity audio equipment that can deliver an equally high sound quality. Mo
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04/18/2019
Developers of various infrared applications can be sure that the spectra of emitters and detectors match. All infrared components are available from stock any time, and free samples can be requested.   Infrared light (IR), invisible to the human eye, offers a huge number of possible applications - especial
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04/18/2019
PWM Controller and GaN FET Driver for New Space SmallSats
TOKYO, Japan – Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the space industry’s first plastic-packaged, radiation-tolerant PWM controller and Gallium Nitride (GaN) FET driver for DC/DC power supplies in small satellites (smallsats) and launch vehicles. The ISL71043M single-ended current mode PWM controller and I
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04/18/2019
Army Researchers Identify New Way to Improve Cybersecurity

ARL scientists may have identified a way to improve the cybersecurity of distributed network intrusion detection.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - With cybersecurity one of the nation's top security concerns and billions of people affected by breaches last year, government and businesses are spending more time and money defending against it. Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Labo
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04/17/2019
Army Scientists Produce Tools for Engineering Biomolecules

This graphic depicts oppositely charged, synthetic proteins combine to form novel hierarchically assembled symmetrical structures toward biotemplated advanced materials.

Army scientists have discovered how to build novel synthetic biomolecule complexes that they believe are a critical step towards biotemplated advanced materials. Their work was recently featured in the March issue of Nature Chemistry. A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Comman
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04/16/2019
Insect-Inspired Arm Technology Aims to Improve Drones

A Purdue University researcher has come up with a patented design for drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, that works in windy conditions, is more energy efficient and can handle a larger payload.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A drone delivery is great - on a perfect, sunny day. But what about when it's windy? Most drones are not able to withstand wind because of their fixed-arm design. A Purdue University researcher has come up with a patented design for drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, that works in w
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04/16/2019
MORNSUN 6-16A Non-isolated POL DC/DC Converter K12T Series
The devices’ output voltage can be accurately adjustable from 0.75V to 5.0V. The 6-16A non-isolated POL DC/DC converters can supply a large high speed transient response current for high speed chips such as FPGA, DSP, ASIC to simply its system design, which are suitable for a wide range of industrial appl
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04/15/2019
A Focus on Industry
It’s always a relief to get the first event of the year out of the way. As I mentioned last month, I had to travel to Embedded World in Nuremberg this past February. It was also my first event of last year, and in 2018, it took me three days to get home because of the weather. This year couldn’t have been
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04/03/2019
The Industrial Side of the House
If you weren’t fortunate enough to attend the most important power show of the year, APEC, be sure to check out our editorial that covers the wide-bandgap highlights from the ground floor in Anaheim. Meanwhile, we close out the first quarter of 2019 with a deep dive into the industrial side of the house. M
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04/03/2019
Split-Phase AC-Output Frequency Converters Deliver 1kVA
ABSOPULSE Electronics has recently released the FCP 1K-F7W Series of compact, AC-AC frequency converters designed for rugged industrial applications that require universal AC-input voltage and split-phase AC-output with pure sine-wave output voltage. The frequency converters use field-proven, microprocessor-controlled FC
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04/03/2019
Advancing Power Density for Hi-Rel Applications
Designing power systems is never easy. With today’s pressures on power density and efficiency - especially in battery-driven devices - even designing a power supply for general applications takes a lot of effort. High-reliability, military and aerospace applications, add extra demands such as the need for ex
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04/02/2019