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August 2017
Telit Certifies LTE-M Module with AT&T
London – Telit announced that its tri-band, single mode ME910C1-NA is the first Telit LTE Category M1 (LTE-M) module to receive certification for operation on AT&T’s LTE-M nationwide network. Certification means IoT integrators and providers can quickly start taking advantage of the
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08/31/2017
Composite Connectors Deliver up to 40 Percent Weight Savings Over Similar Aluminum Devices
Aerco is now stocking TE Connectivity (TE)’s DEUTSCH MIL-DTL-38999 series next generation ACT composite connectors which deliver up to 40 percent weight savings over similar aluminum devices. TE’s DEUTSCH group created one of the original composites in 1990, and its ACT series shells are not only very lightweight,
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08/31/2017
United Silicon Carbide, Inc., announces the release of 650V and 1200V MPS SiC Diodes from its 6-inch platform.  Features include an optimized forward voltage drop, enhanced surge capability, and the industry’s lowest Qc (Qrr).  The diodes are ideally suited for telecom power, server PSUs, battery
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08/31/2017

Robust MKP Film Capacitors for AC Applications
TDK Corporation presents a series of robust EPCOS MKP film capacitors (B3275*) that are optimized for use with AC voltages with high ripple currents. The new types are available for rated voltages of 250 Vrms, 275 Vrms and 310 Vrms and cover a capacitance range from 1 µF to 70 µF. One particular feature
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08/31/2017
IXYS is a global pioneer in the power semiconductor and integrated circuit markets with a focus on medium to high voltage power control semiconductors across theindustrial, communications, consumer and medical markets. IXYS has a broad customer base, serving more than 3,500 customers through its direct salesforce
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08/30/2017
PSDcast - An IoT Solution Utilizing Amazon Web Services
In this episode of the PSDCast, we're chatting with Cory Vanderpool of Magnum Energy Solutions about their Cardinal IoT solution, which is built on Amazon Web Services’ open platform ... Read
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08/30/2017
Motion Control System Reduces Development Time and Risk for OEMs
MIGDAL HA’EMEK, Israel -- ACS Motion Control has developed a modular rack-mounted motion control system that quickly and easily integrates up to eight universal motor drives with power supplies and an optional EtherCAT motion controller to deliver
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08/30/2017
Mouser Electronics Now Shipping Maxim’s MAX14819 Dual IO-Link Master Transceiver for Industry 4.0
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the MAX14819 IO-Link master transceiver from Maxim Integrated. The unique architecture of the MAX14819 reduces power dissipation by up to 50 percent and is fully compatible in all modes for IO-Link and SIO compliance to enabledesigners to incorporate intelligent sensors
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08/30/2017
India is a second largest producer of leather, and being so, leather production and dyeing significantly contribute to pollution of water resources in India. Consistent dyeing of leather is difficult due to the unique nature of the raw material (matrix of collagen fibers), thus leather dyeing and finishing involves
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08/29/2017
IP Cores Enable More Flexible Video Bridging Capabilities for Consumer, Industrial, and Automotive Applications
PORTLAND, OR – Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces the availability of seven new modular IP cores for its award winning CrossLink FPGA product for increased design flexibility to support consumer, industrial and automotive applications. These modular IP cores offer the building blocks
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08/29/2017
High-Impedance Chip Beads Feature DC Resistance Values of Only 0.62 â„ and 0.69 â„
TDK Corporation announced the development of the MMZ0402EUC series of chip beads, with the lowest DC resistance for a chip bead its size*. The two new types with their respective impedance values of 150 Ω and 180 Ω at 100 MHz, feature DC resistance values of only 0.62 Ω and 0.69 Ω. This results in a
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08/29/2017
When ethanol prices at the pump rise for whatever reason, it becomes economically advantageous for drivers of dual-fuel vehicles to fill up with gasoline. However, the health of the entire population pays a high price: substitution of gasoline for ethanol leads to a 30% increase in the atmospheric concentration
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08/28/2017
A Low-Cost Method for Solar-Thermal Conversion That's Simpler and Greener

The researchers make their SSAs using a dip-and-dry technique which is considerably simpler than common manufacturing methods for SSAs.

New York, NY -- Researchers led by Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, along with colleagues at the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University and at Stanford University, have developed a new, scalable, and low-cost "dip and dry" method for
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08/28/2017
High-Speed Transceivers Deliver Industry’s Highest Working Voltage
Milpitas, Calif. – Intersil announced two new high-speed, isolated RS-485 differential bus transceivers that provide 40Mbps bidirectional data communication for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networks. The ISL32741E offers 1,000VRMS working voltage and 6kV of reinforced isolation, more than
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08/28/2017
100W, Encapsulated DC-DC Converters Designed for RIA12 Railway Applications
ABSOPULSE Electronics has recently added the PDR 100R-P99 series to its line of fully encapsulated RIA12 DC-DC converters for railway applications. With an input voltage surge withstand capacity 3.5 times the nominal input voltage for 20ms, the converters meet RIA12 requirements for protection of traction and
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08/25/2017
Silicon Labs' Latest TouchXpress Capacitive Touch Controllers Now at Mouser
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress capacitive touch controllers from Silicon Labs. The CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress controllers eliminate time-consuming firmware development, providing a simple turnkey solution for adding touch-based designs to a wide range of products,
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08/25/2017
250W Power Device Covers the Frequency Range up to 3.0GHz
Wolfspeed, a Cree company, has extended its family of 50V unmatched GaN HEMT RF power devices by adding a 250W part with a frequency range up to 3.0GHz and the highest efficiency of any comparably-rated GaN device available, enabling RF design engineers to use fewer components to design smaller and lighter linear
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08/25/2017
5mm x 5mm Power Module Delivers up to 60A
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced AOZ5131QI, the latest generation of power modules. The new device enables high power-density voltage regulator solutions ideal for CPU and GPU power regulation in notebook PCs, servers, and graphic cards. The
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08/25/2017
Embedded FTP Server Available in a Free PC Tool
Hilden, Germany – SEGGER introduces a free tool empowered by its embOS/IP FTP Server add-on. The tool serves as a full FTP Server that is set up with minimal effort. It will run on a Windows, Mac or Linux based machine. The FTP server tool enables a simple and convenient way to exchange data between
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08/25/2017
Acopian Announces 2017 Power Supply Engineering Scholarship Winner

Mr. Austin Park, 2017 Acopian Power Supply Engineering Scholarship Winner

Easton, PA, ... Acopian Power Supplies, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard and custom power supplies, today announced that Austin Park of Santa Cruz, California has been named the winner of the first annual Acopian
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08/25/2017
IVT-S measures current in the Fraunhofer development platform foxBMS

Image 1: Isabellenhütte’s high-precision current measurement system, IVT-S, measures current in the foxBMS development platform at the Fraunhofer IISB, Erlangen.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB), Erlangen, is using Isabellenhütte’s shunt-based management system IVT-S for precision current measurement in battery management systems in its foxBMS development platform. The Isabellenhütte IVT series offers
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08/24/2017
5G Regulatory Considerations Will Impact Design of 5G Networks
BELLEVUE, Wash. – 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, announced the publication of the 5G Regulatory Policy Considerations
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08/24/2017
Mouser Now Shipping Maxim’s MAX32625MBED Mbed-Enabled Development Platform
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the MAX32625MBED Arm Mbed-enabled development platform from Maxim Integrated.The MAX32625MBED board provides a complete, functional system for developing and debugging a variety of low-power embedded systems, such as sensor hubs, connected sports devices, wearable medical
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08/24/2017
CDM Now Stocks TopFlite Components’ Military and Commercial-Equivalent Connector and Accessory Solutions
Turnersville, NJ - CDM Electronics announced the availability of TopFlite Components' extensive portfolio of commercial-grade, military-equivalent backshells and adapters, protective covers, connector accessories, harsh
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08/23/2017
Development Board Offers Maker-Focused Processor-Plus-FPGA Performance
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Arty Z7 development board from Digilent. The Arty Z7 helps designers build a range of motor control and embedded vision systems on a ready-to-use development platform with Arduino Uno- and Digilent chipKIT-compatible headers, Digilent Pmod connectors, and USB and
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08/23/2017
Mouser-Sponsored Formula E Racing Ends Electrifying Season
Mouser Electronics congratulates the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team on an exciting 2016–17 FIA Formula E racing season, which ended last month in Montreal.
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08/23/2017
PSDcast - RF-Based Wireless Charging
In this episode of the PSDCast, we're talking to Powercast about RF-based wireless charging, and we discuss their forthcoming consumer wireless charger, the Powerspot  
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08/23/2017
Power-on-Package Enables Higher Performance for Artificial Intelligence Processors
Beijing, China – Vicor Corporation announced the introduction of Power-on-Package modular current multipliers for high performance, high current, CPU/GPU/ASIC (“XPU”) processors. By freeing up XPU socket pins and eliminating losses associated with delivery of current from the motherboard to the XPU, Vicor’s
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08/22/2017
GaN-Based Development Board Enables High Efficiency Up to 15 MHz For  Wireless Power and LiDAR
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— August 2017 — Providing an easy-to-use way for power systems designers to evaluate the exceptional performance of gallium nitride transistors and get their products into volume production quickly, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the
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08/22/2017
Bridge Rectifiers Feature low Power Loss and High Efficiency
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., announced a new series of bridge rectifier diode products designed for converting alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) in power applications. Designated Bourns Model CDTO269-BR1xL, this new series of surface mount bridge rectifier diodes features low power loss and
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08/22/2017
Stretchable Biofuel Cells Extract Energy From Sweat to Power Wearable Devices

The biofuel cell can stretch and flex, conforming to the human body.

A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing wearable biofuel cells. The devices could be used to power a range
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08/22/2017
CoolMOS P7 in SOT-223 Combining Performance and Ease of use With a Cost-Effective Package Solution
Munich, Germany – Infineon Technologies AG is expanding its recently launched CoolMOS P7 technology with a SOT-223 package. The device has been developed as a one-to-one drop-in replacement for DPAK. It is fully compatible with a typical DPAK footprint. The combination
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08/22/2017
Biofuels From Bacteria

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Eric Monroe, James Jaryenneh and Tyler Eckles operate raceways growing a consortium of cyanobacteria.

LIVERMORE, Calif.--You might not cook with this sugar, but from a biofuels standpoint, it's pretty sweet. A Bay Area company has patented a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms that, when grown together, can produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels. Sandia National Laboratories
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08/21/2017
aCar -- the electric 'all-rounder'

Illustration of the aCar.

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for four years. They will present their new prototype
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08/21/2017
MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LT8362, a current mode, 2MHz step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 2A, 60V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.8V to 60V, suitable for applications with input sources
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08/21/2017
Online Calculators Helps Designers Quickly Determine Thermistor Beta, Temperature Coefficient, and Resistance Temperature
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Ametherm introduced a new calculators page to its website. Offering a convenient and time-saving resource, the online calculators allow design engineers to quickly determine the beta value of NTC thermistors, in addition to their temperature coefficient and resistance temperature characteristics
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08/21/2017
Mouser Now Offering Highly Anticipated Microsemi PolarFire FPGA Evaluation Kit
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now offering the PolarFire Evaluation Kit from Microsemi, which allows designers to evaluate the highly regarded PolarFire FPGA product family. The flash-based PolarFire field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) deliver 100K to 500K logic elements at up to 50 percent lower power consumption
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08/21/2017
Powerbox releases full range of high input voltage DC/DC converters for microgrids and datacenters

Powerbox’s PQB-PHB-PFB300S series is specially designed eor microgrid, datacenters and industrial applications

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced a new range of high-voltage input DC/DC converters for microgrid, datacenters and industrial applications. Part of its industrial line, the new
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08/19/2017
Mouser Electronics Recognized with Top Awards for Excellence From its Supplier Partners
Mouser Electronics, Inc., announced that it has received more than a dozen top business awards from its supplier partners for exemplary performance during 2016. Suppliers cited many criteria for the honors, including double-digit sales growth, fastest introduction of new product introductions (NPIs),
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08/18/2017
40 Watt AC-DC Power Supplies Feature Industry Leading Footprint of 3
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces the expansion of their ABC Series open-frame, AC-DC power supply portfolio to include the ultra-low profile ABC41 (industrial) and MBC41 (medical) Series, with an industry leading footprint of 3" x 2" x 0.75" (19 mm). Designed for
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08/18/2017
Compact 15 and 30 Watt Open-Frame Power Supplies Designed for Medical Applications
These 15 and 30 Watt AC/DC power supplies feature a reinforced double I/O isolation system according to latest medical safety standards IEC/EN/ES 60601-1 3rd edition for 2 x MOPP approved for an operating altitude of 5000 m. The earth leakage current is below 100 μA what makes the units suitable for BF (body
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08/18/2017
Arduino-Compatible Development Board Integrates Bluetooth 3.0 and GPRS Into a Single Board
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Wio Tracker from Seeed Studio. The Wireless Input Output (Wio) Tracker is an open source gateway that allows for faster GPS solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) by tracking nearly any moving thing and uploading that data wirelessly. The Seeed Studio
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08/18/2017
Power Standards Lab to Observe Effects of North America's Electric Power Grids Response to the 2017 Eclipse, Live
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- On Monday, August 21, North American power grids will be the subject of a celestial experiment: Now that there's lots of grid-connected solar power, what will happen when the sun abruptly vanishes? In California, Power Standards Lab has deployed precision grid instruments to observe the
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08/18/2017
Mouser Now Stocking Maxim’s MAX30004 Biopotential Heart Rate Analog Front-End
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the MAX30004 biopotential analog front-end (AFE) from Maxim Integrated. The MAX30004 AFE is a single-channel biopotential heart-rate detection AFE solution for wearable medical applications, such as chest bands and single-lead wireless patches for heart rate monitoring.
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08/18/2017
PSDcast - Protecting Transformers From Solar Storms
In this episode of the PSDCast, we’re talking to Doble Engineering about space weather — more specifically, protecting transformers from geomagnetically-induced currents triggered by solar storms  Doble Engineering
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08/17/2017
Easily Integrate HSPA/GSM Connectivity with Digi XBee Cellular 3G Global Embedded Modems
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Digi XBee Cellular 3G global embedded modem. Designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) avoid time-consuming and expensive FCC and PTCRB end-device certifications, the modem enables engineers to quickly and easily integrate 3G (HSPA/GSM) with 2G fallback
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08/17/2017
Radio Frequency Synthesizer Synchronizes the Output of all Onboard PLLs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the LMX2594 wideband PLLatinum radio frequency (RF) synthesizer from Texas Instruments (TI). Part of TI’s
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08/17/2017
Candy Cane Supercapacitor Could Enable Fast Charging of Mobile Phones

Candy cane supercapacitor.

Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers at Queen Mary
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08/16/2017
Double-Layer Energy Storage Capacitors Offer Extended Capacitance Values in Additional Case Sizes
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced an extension to its 220 EDLC ENYCAP series of electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting, power backup, and UPS power source applications. Available in power and energy versions
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08/16/2017
San Antonio, TX –  The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) have announced the expansion of the popular Student Attendance Travel Support Program. Awarding up to $1,000 per student to cover a portion of their travel and conference expenses, the program has been expanded to
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08/16/2017
TTI, Inc., has announced the release of its new www.ttieurope.com website. The site is the latest TTI web property to undergo enhancement and conversion onto TTI’s new Web Content Management platform, following TTI Global, www.ttii.com,
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08/16/2017
Buildings to Generate Their own Power With Innovative Glass Blocks

Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology

Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology. Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter are developing a pioneering new technique that could accelerate the widespread introduction of net-zero
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08/15/2017
Sensitized solar cells consisting of a molecular or solid-state sensitizer that serves to collect light and inject an electron into a substrate that favors their migration are among the most studied photovoltaic systems at present. Despite its importance in determining the potential of a photovoltaic device,
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08/15/2017
Ultra-Wideband 3GHz to 20GHz Mixer Supports DC to 6GHz IF & 0dBm LO Drive
MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC5552, a double balanced mixer that features best-in-class wideband matching from 3GHz to 20GHz. The mixer can be used as an up- or downconverter. The LTC5552 is especially useful in
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08/15/2017
Just like every aspect of the electronics industry, rampant M&A activity has resulted in consolidation in the organizations offering test and measurement equipment. This is a sign of commoditization – the remaining players are operating in thinner margins. One of my good friends always says that in order
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08/15/2017
Some might say that Britain has been in a state of shock since the decision came to leave the EU just over a year ago. The Prime Minister who called the election has resigned, and his replacement, Theresa May, called a snap election that resulted in her Conservative party losing the slim majority that David
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08/15/2017
Making Industrial Power Supplies More Efficient

Figure 1. A 12-layer winding planar transformer incorporating primary and secondary windings using copper, FR4 material and two identical substrates.

There is a growing importance to improve industrial power supply electrical efficiencies that is being driven by environment and economic factors. Even a small efficiency enhancement can translate into energy reductions that lead to costs savings and more productive and, many times, more reliable and longer
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08/15/2017
Mouser Signs Global Agreement with ROBOTIS to Distribute OpenCM and DYNAMIXEL Solutions for Robotics
Mouser Electronics, Inc., has entered into a global distribution agreement with ROBOTIS, a leading developer and manufacturer of modular robotics and specialized smart servos, industrial actuators, manipulators, open-source humanoid platforms and robotic development solutions. The ROBOTIS portfolio,
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08/15/2017
Most of the nuclear reactions that drive the nucleosynthesis of the elements in our universe occur in very extreme stellar plasma conditions. This intense environment found in the deep interiors of stars has made it nearly impossible for scientists to perform nuclear measurements in these conditions - until
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08/14/2017
Power Systems Design (PSD) Hosted & Moderated a PCIM Europe Podium Session - A Special Report

Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor

Opening Statements by Panel Moderator: Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor It was my distinct pleasure to chair a podium session at PCIM in Nuremburg Germany in May. The subject of the session was enabling next generation
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08/11/2017
Essential Protection for Fire Alarm Systems

Figure 1. Structure of a fire alarm system whose network for the fire detectors is based on a double ring topology. The audible alarms (sounders), on the other hand, operate in a star network topology.

Office blocks, hotels, airports, shopping malls: Buildings designed for large numbers of people must be equipped with automatic fire alarm systems. These are complex systems consisting of sensors, actuators, power supplies and data transmission units. The individual fire detectors are generally linked over a
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08/11/2017
24 GHz Radar Solutions Enable New Contactless Sensors for Emerging Industrial Mass Market

Figure 1. Demorad 24 GHz radar platform solution.

24 GHz, silicon-based millimeter wave radar technology is enabling a new generation of real-world, no contact smart sensors that are increasingly being used in mass market applications such as automotive, UAVs/ drones, broad industrial, and consumer. These radar sensors provide real-time information
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08/11/2017
Why Brushed DC Motors Still Have a Role to Play in Modern Designs

Figure 1. A brushed DC motor in its very simplest form, using a permanent magnet for the stator field, safety pins as the brushes and a wire coil as the armature winding. It draws its power straight from a battery.

A brushed DC motor will start turning when you apply a DC power source to its brushes. These make contact with the commutator (part of the moving rotor) and cause a current to flow through it. The fixed part of the motor – the stator – provides the constant magnetic field that interacts with the current
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08/11/2017
BARRE, VT--(Marketwired) -  Northern Power Systems Corp now offers a full suite of megawatt-scale energy storage solutions that incorporate various battery types and capabilities, depending on the application and end-user need. In addition to providing multiple battery options, Northern Power, backed
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08/11/2017
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Explore Vertical Farming in Shaping Smarter Cities Series
Mouser ElectronicsInc., a leading global distributor of electronic components, along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, today released the third
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08/11/2017
Noise-Sensitive Applications Want Ultralow-Noise LDO Regulators

Figure 1. LT3045 Typical Application Schematic & Features

Linear regulators are integrated circuits that step a voltage down from a higher voltage to a lower voltage without the need of an inductor. The low dropout linear regulator (LDO) is a special type of linear regulator in which the dropout voltage – the differential between the input-to-output voltages needed
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08/10/2017
SiC MOSFET Technology Enables Power Supplies To Achieve 80+ Titanium Efficiency Rating in Next-Generation Telecom & Data Center Applications
Wolfspeed has advanced the development of high-efficiency data center power supplies through the implementation of an innovative totem-pole PFC topology that employs its latest low-inductance SiC MOSFETs to exceed an 80+ Titanium rating,
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08/10/2017
ABB Software Solution to Improve Outage Response at Major U.S. Utility
Zurich, Switzerland - ABB has successfully delivered its latest distribution and outage management systems to ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the United States’ leading energy provider. The software solution helps ComEd minimize the impact of outages for its customers across northern Illinois.
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08/10/2017
nanoPower Boost Regulator Delivers Industry’s Longest Battery Life and Smallest Solution Size for Wearable and Consumer IoT Designs
San Jose, CA and Nuremberg, Germany—With the industry's highest efficiency and lowest quiescent current (IQ) of only 300nA, the MAX17222 nanoPower boost regulator from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. enables the longest battery life in the smallest form factor for wearable and consumer IoT
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08/10/2017
Himalaya Step-Down DC-DC Converters Enable Rapid Compliance of Safety Standards for Industrial Applications
San Jose, CA—System architects can now rapidly comply to international electrotechnical commission (IEC) and safety integrated level (SIL) standards to achieve long-term system reliability with the MAX17572 and MAX17574 Himalaya synchronous step-down DC-DC converters from Maxim Integrated Products,
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08/10/2017
EnSilica and Solomon Systech in Multi-Year eSi-RISC Licensing Deal

Utilizing EnSilica’s eSi-RISC processor, Solomon Systech’s SSD2098 Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI) IC targets FHD In-Cell LTPS panels for smartphones.

Wokingham, UK – EnSilica, a leading independent provider of semiconductor solutions and IP, and Solomon Systech, a leading provider of touch and display ICs and system solutions, have entered into a multi-year licensing agreement for EnSilica’s range of highly-configurable, high-performance,
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08/10/2017
In response to pressures to optimise energy efficiency throughout industry, a number of trends are emerging across the power landscape: · In the automotive sector, we are seeing increased electrification of the power train and the growing adoption of hybrid, electric, plug-in
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08/09/2017
When Li-ion batteries age, their performance drops. Current methods still require complex instrumented laboratory-based tests to determine how quickly and to which degree this occurs. In contrast, a procedure developed by Chemnitz University of Technology now enables quick and precise diagnosis. It ensures the
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08/09/2017
Probing Tips for High-Performance, Low-Power Circuits

Figure 1. Extending the frequency and voltage range of a probe requires a front-end network of resistors and capacitors.

Low-power circuits combine high speed and low-power consumption in a single component, presenting a number of probing and testing challenges. Since many low-power devices are also high-speed systems, there is a need to test and verify their performance. Testing the low-power components for compliance with industry
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08/09/2017
Precise Power Integrity Measurements

Figure 1. Power rail voltages and tolerances required by ICs continue to decrease. These dynamics challenge traditional oscilloscope measurement approaches as the noise of the scope and probe system impairs the ability to make accurate measurements of small signals.

Development teams face increasing power integrity challenges. FPGAs, ASICs, and standard components semiconductor devices continue to increase in gate count. Each of the millions of gates on an integrated circuit requires current to switch. As devices can consume tens of amps and total power must be managed,
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08/09/2017
Magnetic Encoder Displacement Sensor Achieves Higher Durability, Reliability Over Hall Effect Potentiometers
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new magnetic position sensor that delivers accuracy comparable to Hall effect devices while offering higher reliability and better durability. The one-time programmable (OTP) Vishay Sfernice RAME027 provides
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08/09/2017
Digital Display Transducer Features Rotatable Display for Easier On-Site Process Control
BERWYN, Pa. -- TE Connectivity (TE) announced Wednesday availability of the M5800 digital display pressure transducer with rotatable display. The sensor was designed for applications requiring on-site process control and readily displayed pressure measurements such as food & beverage and pharmaceutical &
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08/09/2017
Mouser Electronics Recognizes 2017 Best-in-Class Award Winners
Mouser Electronics, Inc., congratulates the recipients of its annual Mouser Best-in-Class Awards. Mouser honored the winners at an awards ceremony on August 7, recognizing the exceptional individuals from Mouser’s manufacturer partners who best supported the global distributor’s marketing programs
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08/09/2017
Dual-Channel Ink Jet Printer Driver Serves up to 1,024 Inkjet Nozzles
The MP113 combines the intelligence of a digital user interface with a high-voltage, high-current, dual-channel power operational amplifier for generating multi-pulse waveforms used in industrial inkjet printing applications. The onboard digital and analog modules provide the digital and analog conversion and
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08/09/2017
Programmable DC Loads Support Testing of Large EV Battery Packs
Recent developments in electric vehicle designs are pushing power test equipment levels ever higher. To overcome range anxiety on the part of potential EV buyers, manufacturers are looking to increase battery capacity while at the same time improving electric drive train efficiencies. Both tactics require the
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08/08/2017
Benefits of Digital-Controlled Programmable AC Power Sources
Programmable AC and DC power sources have been widely used to implement and support a wide range of development and test applications where an engineer needs the ability to fully control voltage, frequency and current to the unit under test.  These programmable sources are used to simulate various power
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08/08/2017
In a world where many people would rather discharge shotguns at UAVs flying anywhere near their property than tolerate a drone delivery service, it’s hardly surprising that drone defense is a hot topic. So a comprehensive evaluation of some of the most ingenious (and hyperbolic) anti-drone devices was in order.
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08/08/2017
TVS Diode Array Maintains Critical Signal Line Impedance for High-Speed Communications Ports
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., introduced a TVS diode array designed to provide effective surge protection in high-speed communication port and sensitive transceiver applications. The Bourns Model CDDFN10-2574N TVS diode array features a DFN10 package that uses a flow-through layout to enable minimal impedance
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08/08/2017
Seeed’s BeagleBone Green Wireless IoT Developer Prototyping Kit Now Shipping from Mouser
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the BeagleBone Green Wireless IoT Developer Prototyping Kit for the Google Cloud Platform from Seeed Studio. Together with BeagleBoard.org and Google, Seeed Studio introduces an Internet of Things (IoT) prototyping kit that includes a variety of sensors and actuators
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08/08/2017
Mouser Electronics Sponsors Microchip MASTERs Conference
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is a Silver Sponsor of the 2017 Microchip MASTERs Conference. From August 16–19 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, MASTERs offers an in-depth exchange of technical information between customers and Microchip subject-matter experts, including the company's
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08/08/2017
Varistors With Increased Permissible Operating Temperature
TDK Corporation presents leaded EPCOS metal oxide disk varistors, which have now been approved for an increased operating temperature of 105 °C (previously 85 °C). The reason for this is the recertification of the B722* series of varistors in accordance with UL 1449, 4th Edition, and IEC 61051. Raising the
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08/08/2017
RF MLCCs Offer Reliability and Design Flexibility With Industry's First Operating Temps to 200°C
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the industry's first surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for high frequency RF and microwave applications to offer an operating temperature range to +200 °C. For telecom base stations and military communication systems, the Vishay
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08/08/2017
PCB Connectors Ensure Maximum Flexibility for Device Designs
Weidmüller’s application-oriented OMNIMATE Power range of PCB terminals and plug-in connectors for power electronics devices is now in stock in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The highly reliable Power PCB connectors ensure maximum flexibility for device
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08/08/2017
Transformers Meet PoE, PoE+, and UPoE Power Specs
Lake Forest, Calif. — Premier Magnetics introduces its expanded line of low-cost, high-performance transformers designed to support the full range of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications from IEEE 802.3af (15.4W, max), IEEE 802.3at (30W), Cisco UPoE and other higher-power PoE extensions up to 60W. The low-profile,
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Date:
08/04/2017
New Model for Bimolecular Reactions in Nanoreactors

Reactants A and B diffuse through the shell and react to product C at the catalytically active nanoparticle (yellow) inside.

Nanoreactors are tiny systems which facilitate specific chemical reactions, as a catalyst does. Many are found in biological systems, such as certain proteins. But chemists are also able to synthesise artificial nanoreactors to control chemical reactions. An important class of these nanoreactors has a "yolk
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08/04/2017
New Evaluation Boards for USB Type-C USB Power Delivery
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif., – ROHM has recently announced the availability of USB Power Delivery (USBPD) compatible transmitter/receiver evaluation boards designed to connect to information and peripheral devices using the new Type-C connector. Recent years
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Date:
08/03/2017
Hearables Get Longer Life with SIMO

Figure 1. Small Wireless Earbuds Challenge the Size and Battery Life of Electronics

Hearable devices are an emerging market at the intersection of wireless stereo earbuds and fitness monitoring. However, the small form factor escalates the miniaturization challenge for electronics and presents additional challenges for battery life. This article presents an innovative power management
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Date:
08/03/2017
Bob Mammano Shares Power Design Tips with You

Bob Mammano

Designing power supplies is becoming more challenging, as electronic products are expected to deliver richer functionality in increasingly smaller form factors. Fortunately, Bob Mammano, the father of the first switch-mode power supply, is here to help. Mammano teamed up with technical experts at
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08/03/2017
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines can Offer Cheaper Electricity for Urban and Suburban Areas

Figure 3 illustrates the computer-aided design model for design configuration #13. The turbine blades are assumed to be made of carbon fiber and the turbine shaft and blade supports are made of Aluminum 2024.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to a prediction made by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy could provide 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. by the year 2030. This has motivated researchers from the University of Utah's Department of Mechanical Engineering to investigate the performance capabilities
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08/03/2017
Mouser Now Stocking Amphenol ZnNi Circular Mil-Spec Metal Connectors
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking Amphe-Lite gray zinc nickel (ZnNi) metal connectors from Amphenol Industrial. Part of the Amphe-Lite commercial subminiature connector series, these RoHS-compliant connectors feature zinc-over-electroless-nickel shell plating to withstand harsh environments. Amphenol
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Date:
08/03/2017
Munich: Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has recently introduced an SMD push-button switch named “Light Touch Switch”, which is the thinnest of its kind currently on the market with a thickness of only 0.50mm. The device features a very small footprint of only 2.6x1.6mm and it
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Date:
08/03/2017
Ultra-Low Power PMICs Increase Battery Life and Efficiency for Wearables
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking MAX77650 and MAX77651 power management ICs (PMICs) from Maxim Integrated. These ultra-small, ultra-low-power PMICs integrate voltage regulators with a charger and current regulators to reduce external component count when designing small lithium-ion battery-operated
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Date:
08/03/2017
12 W LED Downlight Reference Design Features Sophisticated Dimming and Color Management
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Power Integrations announced a new reference design, DER-612,
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Date:
08/02/2017
Mouser’s Les Balamut Receives Neutrik Award for Excellence
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is pleased to announce that Les Balamut, Mouser Director of Supplier Management, has been honored by Neutrik USA with the 2016 Supplier Manager Excellence Award for Lifetime Outstanding Support. Balamut, who has managed the Neutrik line at Mouser since 2009, was cited specifically
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Date:
08/02/2017
A new generation of manganese dioxide-zinc batteries with unprecedented cycle life and energy density is the latest innovation at The City College of New York-based CUNY Energy Institute. The discovery has made the common household battery suitable for large grid storage applications. City College
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Date:
08/01/2017
Ferroelectric Phenomenon Proven Viable for Oxide Electrodes, Disproving Predictions

(a) FCD domains in the PTO layer with symmetric oxide electrodes. (b) Alternating current domains in the PTO layer with asymmetric oxide electrodes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Flux-closure domain (FCD) structures are microscopic topological phenomena found in ferroelectric thin films that feature distinct electric polarization properties. These closed-loop domains have garnered attention among researchers studying new ferroelectric devices, ranging from data storage
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Date:
08/01/2017
Zigbee Extender Designed for Wireless Sensor Network, Machine-to-Machine, and IoT Applications
Santa Clara, CA   Cortet by CEL announced the availability of the Cortet Z10 Range Extender (CGW-Z-010) for use in various wireless sensor network (WSN), machine-to-machine (M2M), and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Z10 Range Extender has been optimized
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Date:
08/01/2017
2.4GHz Transceivers Deliver Integrated Long-Range RF for IoT
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now offering the SX128x 2.4 GHz transceivers from Semtech. Part of Semtech’s SX1200 line of ultra-low-power wireless transceivers, the SX128x half-duplex radio frequency (RF) transceivers are able to withstand heavy interference and transmit over long ranges, and are one of the
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Date:
08/01/2017
USB 3.0 Hub Offers Both Isolation and Super Speed
Adding to its comprehensive line of USB products, B+B SmartWorx powered by Advantech has announced its newest USB Hub to the industry: USH304, the first isolated USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub offering both isolation and super high speeds.
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Date:
08/01/2017
Micro Motor Connectors Combine Power and Brake in Compact IP67 Form Factor
TE Connectivity’s latest Micro Motor Connectors for harsh industrial applications are now available in Europe at TTI, Inc. TE’s Micro Motor connection solutions are compact and highly reliable.  The range now includes a 9-position encoder connector and a 4+2 power & brake connector. TE’s
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Date:
08/01/2017

 



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