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October 2017
NREL Inks Technology Agreement for High-Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into a license agreement with MicroLink Devices, Inc. (Niles, IL) to commercialize NREL's patented inverted metamorphic (IMM) multijunction solar cells. While high-efficiency multijunction solar cells are commonly used
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10/31/2017
Ultra-Low-Power Radio Technology Enables Medical Wireless Sensor Networks

Figure 1. Simplified RF circuit design with embedded loop antenna using chip-scale package (CSP)

Today’s sensor and monitoring solutions for wireless personal area networks (WPANs) and wireless body area networks (WBANs) can support continuous data streaming with extremely low power consumption. This is critical for wearable medical systems that are used in environments where frequent battery replacement
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10/31/2017
Very Low-Profile Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Breaks Energy Density Barriers
Liberty, SC – Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has announced a significant new development in aluminum electrolytic technology.  Its 85ºC THA Series Thinpack capacitors are only 8.2mm thick, and 9mm for the 105ºC THAS Series.  This is comparable in height to V-chip
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10/31/2017

All Change for Powering Medical Devices

Figure 1. Artesyn uMP16 1800W

One of the areas that electronics has been making a significant impact in recent years is in the medical sector. This increase in health and medical services utilizing high tech equipment to monitor, diagnose and treat patients has seen a large increase in new suppliers to the sector. However, the medical sector
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10/31/2017
Can You Hear Me Now? (Wireless Charging Solutions)

Figure 1. Wireless Power Transfer System

A hearing aid is generally a small wearable electronic device that amplifies sounds to assist people with hearing loss. Hearing aid technology has continuously improved over the last 20-30 years. For example, compared to the relatively inexpensive older analog circuit type of hearing aid, a more sophisticated
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10/31/2017
Solving the Last Inch Problem by Taking Power Directly to the Package
Three different, but connected, applications are driving the need for higher performance computing architectures. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data mining require a huge amount of processing power and this has driven the adoption of highly paralleled processing elements. These architectures
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10/31/2017
Regulated Bus Converter Provides High-Power Density 500 W Output Power
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces the 0RCY-F0S10B, a next-generation regulated bus converter with 45-56 VDC input / 10.2 VDC @ 49 A output and offering up to 500 W of highly efficient power in an eighth brick footprint. This converter is intended to provide isolation and step down
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10/31/2017
Power Recorder/Analyzer Targets Distributed Generation
Santa Clara, CA — PowerCET announces the introduction of its innovative PQ Rugged power recorder/analyzer designed to provide critical electrical operational data on remote installations such as solar generation arrays and wind turbines. The unique feature of the PQ Rugged package is its self-contained
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10/31/2017
USB Smart Hub ICs Enable Smartphone-Connected Automotive Infotainment
CHANDLER, Ariz. — With the rise in in-vehicle infotainment systems, car manufacturers need to provide a reliable, intelligent connection between the car’s display and one or more smartphones or tablets. Microchip Technology Inc. provides unrivaled options with its five new USB 2.0 smart
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10/31/2017
The Coming Big Data Revolution in MedTech
Medical electronics is a rapidly evolving market with advancements in many interdisciplinary areas converging together to provide patients what is needed to offer better care and diagnostic capabilities.  Medical imaging keeps getting better and better and artificial intelligence (A)I is becoming more widely
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10/31/2017
Gresham Power Electronics Gears Up for major sales growth in 2018
Gresham Power Electronics is embarking on major development plans to expand their global power supply sourcing platform stemming from based on their joining the Power Solutions Group of Coolisys Technologies formed after recent international acquisitions by its US
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10/31/2017
Miniature SnapTac Connectors deliver exceptional signal integrity, high reliability and current density for high-speed data, audio and video in demanding applications
TTI, Inc is now stocking Smiths Interconnect SnapTac® series circular miniature snap fit connectors. The circular SnapTac series is available in 7, 13 and 19-way configurations and offers improved functionality and performance in extreme environments. Increased
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10/31/2017
Rubberized Skin Allows Robots to
If we want androids to perform human-like tasks as good (or better) than the rest of us, they need to accurately sense shear forces (unaligned forces pushing the body in two separate directions). Engineers from the University of Washington and UCLA may have finally bridged this gap – they’ve developed a
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10/31/2017
New at Rutronik: minimized pressure and temperature sensor from Infineon
With the DPS310, Infineon offers a miniaturized digital barometric air pressure sensor with a high accuracy level and low current consumption. It is available at distributor Rutronik as of now.  
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10/31/2017
Yokogawa adds CXPI automotive serial bus analysis option to DLM oscilloscope series
Yokogawa has added CXPI serial bus analysis to the range of options available on the company’s DLM2000 and DLM4000 Series mixed signal oscilloscopes. CXPI – Clock Extension Peripheral Interface – is a
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10/31/2017
New 2.3Mp CMOS Digital Image Sensor from ON Semiconductor is first to combine 1080p resolution with BSI Pixel technology to satisfy challenging security and surveillance applications
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new 1/2.7-inch 2.3 Megapixel (Mp) CMOS digital image sensor with an active-pixel array of 1936H x 1188V. The AR0239 produces extraordinarily clear and sharp digital images in challenging bright and low light conditions. This, along
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10/31/2017
Green Hills Software Announces INTEGRITY Solutions for the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC
Green Hills Software announced the immediate availability of the safe and secure INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS) and supporting products/services portfolio for Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC from Xilinx. The combined platform brings the software programmability
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10/31/2017
Powerbox announces advanced marine power supply and platform for immersed computers
Powerbox announced the launch of its second generation of power supplies dedicated for Marine applications and demanding industrial systems. Responding to a demand from Marine equipment manufacturers to simplify logistics and to reduce energy consumption, the PT578
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10/31/2017
No Batteries Required â€
Wireless charging is currently the latest “must have” technology for phone users. According to manufacturers and third party suppliers, it will not be long before almost any surface is convertible to a charging station for phones and other mobile devices. The convenience of having a charger almost anywhere
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10/31/2017
Renesas Electronics to Set Up “New Energy Vehicle Solution Center†to Accelerate Efforts in the Chinese New Energy Vehicle Market
Renesas Electronics will establish a “New Energy Vehicle Solution Center” on November 1, 2017, directly under the China Business Unit to accelerate engagement with the Chinese new energy
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10/31/2017
Leakage Current Testing Requirements for Medical Grade Transformers

Figure 1. Patient entering CT or other diagnostic imaging

While all transformer applications must meet certain specifications, the industry safety standards for medical grade transformers are especially strict, as their performance plays a direct role in patient health and safety.  The same can be said in terms of occupational safety for the doctors, nurses and
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10/30/2017
Dual Rail-to-Rail 100V Power Monitor Measures Current and Voltage with Â0.3% Accuracy
MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC2992, a wide range I²C system monitor that monitors the current, voltage and power of two 0V to 100V rails without additional circuitry. The LTC2992 has flexible power supply options,
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10/30/2017
100VA DC-AC Sine Wave Inverters Offer Three Input Voltages and a Wide Input Range
ABSOPULSE Electronics has recently released the CSI 100-3W-F1 series of DC-AC inverters that deliver up to 100VA output power with pure sine wave output voltage. The units offer an input range of 20-60Vdc, which allows operation from 24Vdc, 36Vdc and 48Vdc input sources, all in a single unit. Since the inverter
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10/30/2017
Circular Shape LED Power Supply Designed for High Bay Lighting
To fulfill various market demands for high bay lighting, MEAN WELL extends the output power of 200W, HBG-200 series (200W), after the launch of HBG-60/100/160/240 series. Besides being easy to be installed due to its circular shape, HBG-200 series is not only designed with the current intelligent dimming market
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10/27/2017
Heavy Metal Thunder: Protein Can be Switched on to Conduct Electricity Like a Metal

Lindsay explored the interactions between a protein, called an integrin (alphaVbeta3), and its target, called a ligand (RGDfC). Lindsay's team was able to manufacture a nanodevice to more finely control a series of experiments with a carefully sized gap to control the protein, an electrode holding the ligand in position, and control the amount of voltage that can be applied to it.

When pushing the boundaries of discovery, sometimes even the most experienced of scientists can get a surprise jolt from a completely unpredictable result. That was the case for ASU Regents' Professor and biophysicist Stuart Lindsay, who has spent his career building new microscopes that have become
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10/27/2017
Syosset, NY - ISL Products International Ltd. announced the launch of a new website. The website’s enhanced content and improved search functionality are designed to assist engineers to quickly and easily source audio components, motor and mechanical components, ballasts and power supplies, potentiometers/transformers,
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10/27/2017
PIN Photodiodes Provide Reliable Signal Detection, Enable Slim Sensor Designs for Wearables
MALVERN, Pa. — To meet the need for reliable signal detection in wearable devices and medical and industrial applications, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of two new high speed silicon PIN photodiodes that deliver enhanced sensitivity for visible light.
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10/26/2017
CDM Electronics Now Stocks Binder USA’s Interconnects Targeting Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries
Turnersville, NJ - CDM Electronics is now a stocking distributor of Binder USA’s circular connectors, cordsets and adapters optimized for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.  Engineered to provide power and Ethernet connectivity to processing automation equipment while significantly
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10/25/2017
Energy Harvesting Applications Design Kit Include a Wide Range of Low-Loss Components
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation announces the limited release of its new Energy Harvesting Application Design Kit. The kit features a wide range of low-loss components hand-selected to provide engineers with ideal solutions for energy storage, blocking, IC support, output filtering, and external connections
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10/25/2017
The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors. Their novel design roughly doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-charging devices
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10/25/2017
Flexible Batteries a Highlight for Smart Dental Aids

Flexible lithium batteries have been incorporated into dental braces as part of efforts to increase the efficiency of corrective orthodontics.

Smart 3D-printed braces that incorporate nontoxic batteries and lights could reduce the time and costs involved in realigning and straightening teeth. The orthodontic system, conceptualized by researchers at KAUST, involves placing two near-infrared light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and one lithium-ion
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10/25/2017
Mouser Electronics Launches Free Inventory Management App
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is pleased to announce the availability of its innovative Inventory Management Tool and new companion mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The new easy-to-use, web-based inventory system helps organizations and individuals around the world to effortlessly manage and track
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10/25/2017
IoT Platform to Bring Industrial Grade Connectivity to Thread Networked Devices
San Diego, CA  — Express Logic announces that its Industrial Grade X-Ware IoT Platform will soon include support for the Thread networking protocol. Created by the Thread Group, Thread is a reliable, low-power, secure, and scalable mesh networking solution that provides a foundation on which any application
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10/24/2017
Microcontroller Brings Low-Power, Flexible MCU to IoT Designs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now offering the PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit, which enables designers to begin innovating with the PSoC 6 microcontroller from Cypress Semiconductor. PSoC BLE 6 is the industry’s lowest power, most flexible microcontroller with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy wireless
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10/24/2017
New dual-band Wi-Fi radio module with Bluetooth functionality from Panasonic enables high data rates and low-power operation
Panasonic Industry Europe is announcing a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi radio module with integrated Bluetooth BDR/EDR/LE functionality. The new PAN9026 module has been specifically designed
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10/24/2017
Rutronik to Exhibit at World Electronics Forum 2017
Rutronik will be exhibiting its entire service portfolio, with a special focus on technologies of the future, at the World Electronics Forum 2017. The forum will be held on October 24 – 28 in Angers
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10/24/2017
LDRA tool suite for Medical Devices Drives High-Assurance Software Development from Requirements Through Deployment
LDRA announced LDRA tool suite for Medical Devices, a variant of its leading LDRA tool suite specifically tailored to help companies achieve IEC 62304 compliance and faster development of safety- and
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10/24/2017
Medical-Grade AC/DC Power Supply Feature Wide Operating Temperature and High Efficiency
To enhance the competitiveness of medical industry and respond to the trend of miniature medical devices, MEAN WELL is unveiling two high density and miniature on board type medical grade AC/DC power supply, encapsulated type MPM-05/10/30 and PCB type MFM-05/10/30. Compared to the last generation, PM and NFM,
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10/24/2017
Alfamation to showcase new test solutions at Productronica
Alfamation will be exhibiting in Hall A1, Booth 434 at productronica in Munich, Germany, from November 14th to 17th. The company will
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10/24/2017
BrainChip Ships First BrainChip Accelerator To a Major European Car Maker for Evaluation in ADAS and AV Systems
BrainChip has shipped its first BrainChip Accelerator card to a major European automobile manufacturer.
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10/24/2017
ABB wins $130 million power order in the UK
ABB has won an order of around $130 million (£99 million) to build the power transmission infrastructure for EDF Energy’s new Hinkley Point C power plant in Somerset. This will be the UK’s
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10/24/2017
TI Enables Designers to Achieve a New Low in Standby Power
DALLAS - Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new inductor-inductor-capacitor (LLC) resonant controller with an integrated high-voltage gate driver that enables the industry’s lowest standby power, as well as longer system lifetimes. The UCC256301 provides a cost-effective system solution that helps meet stringent
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10/23/2017
The ninth annual ECCE conference and exposition came to an end on Thursday, October 5, 2017 after an exciting and productive five days of non-stop activities, invigorating discussions, and prolific exchange of ideas between 1,565 attending energy conversion professionals and researchers. This edition of the
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10/23/2017
Electricity From Shale Gas vs. Coal: Lifetime Toxic Releases From Coal Much Higher
ANN ARBOR -- Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new
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10/23/2017
Battery Shunt Resistors Improve Accuracy, Lower Costs, and Provide Support Against Vibration
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the new WSBS8518...M3 and WSBS8518...M4 36 W Power Metal Strip battery shunt resistors featuring M3 and M4 tapped holes, respectively. With extremely low resistance values down to 50 µΩ in the 8518 case size, the Vishay Dale devices increase accuracy
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10/23/2017
FREMONT, CA - MEAN WELL USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of its first remote sales office located in the state of New Jersey. The office is located in the town of Mount Laurel which is a suburb located 30 mins outside of Philadelphia. The new office is part of the Premier Business Center’s 3000
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10/23/2017
Reference Design Enables No-Neutral Wireless Wall Switches for Smart-Home Lighting
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Power Integrations announced a new reference design,
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10/23/2017
Mouser-Backed Vaillante Rebellion Car Victorious at Fuji
The Mouser-sponsored Vaillante Rebellion racing team scored a stunning victory in Sunday's weather-shortened 6 Hours of Fuji round of the World Endurance Championship. It was the sixth podium finish in the seven races so far this season for the Rebellion No. 31 car driven by Bruno Senna, Nicolas Prost and Julien
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10/23/2017
Ultra-Low-Power PMIC Helps Extend the Lithium-Ion Battery Life of Designs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the MAX77734 power management IC (PMIC) from Maxim Integrated. This tiny, ultra-low-power PMIC helps designers of wearable and hearable products extend the lithium-ion battery life of designs. Maxim's MAX77734 PMIC, available from Mouser Electronics, offers
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10/23/2017
Scientists Solve a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance

This is a photo illustration showing rechargeable batteries in the shape of an automobile.

Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into smaller batteries. But unforeseen chemical roadblocks have slowed scientific progress. And the places where solid meets liquid - where the oppositely charged
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10/19/2017
Rohde & Schwarz at productronica 2017 in Munich: Quality depends on reliable T&M equipment
At this year's productronica trade fair, Rohde & Schwarz is focusing on innovative T&M solutions for next generation wireless communications technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), fifth generation mobile radio (5G), as well as automotive radar
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10/19/2017
OMC launches new small-footprint SMA Tx/Rx housings
OMC launched two new high density PCB-mounting SMA (H22) style housings for its wide range of fibre optic transmitters and receivers which save board space and ensure long-term performance.  
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10/19/2017
Film capacitors: Motor run capacitors for 100 °C
TDK Corporation presents the new B32355C* series of EPCOS MotorCap™ motor run capacitors, which are designed for a high continuous operating temperature of 100 °C. They are based on a metalized polypropylene film, feature self-healing properties, and conform to
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10/19/2017
1200W Modular Configurable Power Supply from Gresham Power Electronics has Industrial and Medical Approvals
Gresham Power Electronics announces the availability of the VOX Power NEVO+1200 modular configurable power supply, the smallest
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10/19/2017
Development Board Operates Up To 10 MHz for High Efficiency at High Frequency Point-of-Load DC-DC Conversion
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the availability of the EPC9086 development board, a high-efficiency, half-bridge development board that can operate up to 10 MHz. The EPC9086 board measures 2” x 2” and contains a 30 V, 15 A EPC2111 enhancement-mode gallium nitride
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10/19/2017
Horticultural Series LEDs Deliver Entire Spectrum from UV-C to Far-Red
DENVER, CO – Seoul Semiconductor recently introduced its Horticultural Series LEDs in COB, mid-power, and high-power packages, making Seoul the only LED manufacturer to provide lighting designers with the complete spectrum of light used for growing plants – spanning the spectrum from ultraviolet (UV-C) to
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10/19/2017
Evaluation Board Simplifies MegaHertz Power

GaN Systems’ GS61004B evaluation platform includes best-in-class GaN transistors and the world’s fasted GaN transistor driver from Peregrine Semiconductor.

OTTAWA, Ontario – From Beethoven to Beyoncé and from the Allman Brothers to ZZ Top, your music sounds better with higher highs, lower lows, and less harmonic distortion. From heavy-duty industrial cutting lasers to delicate, precise medical lasers, the result is better with fast turn-on, fast turn-off, and
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10/19/2017
Motor Run Capacitors Designed for Continuous Operating Temperature of 100°C
TDK Corporation presents the new B32355C* series of EPCOS MotorCap motor run capacitors, which are designed for a high continuous operating temperature of 100 °C. They are based on a metalized polypropylene film, feature self-healing properties, and conform to Safety Class S3 as specified in IEC60252-1. These
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10/19/2017
Electrode Materials From the Microwave Oven

Dr. Jennifer Ludwig at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a process, that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective production of nanocrystalline lithium cobalt phosphate crystals. Compared to standard lithium iron phosphate this material improves the energy density of lithium-ion batteries from about 600 to 800 watt hours per kilogram.

Power on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops. Dr. Jennifer Ludwig of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a process that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective production
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10/18/2017
Build People-Detection IoT Prototypes with Panasonic’s Grid-EYE Eval Kit, Now at Mouser
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Grid-EYE evaluation kit from Panasonic. By combining Grid-EYE infrared (IR) sensor technology with Bluetooth technology and software for IR detection of people and objects on one board, the kit enables engineers to develop rapid prototypes of
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10/18/2017
Gas Discharge Tube Surge Arrestors Feature Large Flat Top Surface and Lighter Weight
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., expanded its standard-setting line of volume and space saving FLAT gas discharge tube (GDT) surge arrestors. The Model 2018 Series FLAT GDT is a 3-electrode device that delivers a low profile solution
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10/18/2017
Panasonic augments its Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitors portfolio for industrial and infrastructure use
Two recently introduced series of DC-Link capacitors from Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe benefit from key technological advantages initially developed for the automotive segment. Mainly targeted at the power inverter and switching power supply
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10/17/2017
External Power Adapters Enable OEMs to Meet Efficiency Standards
Artesyn Embedded Technologies has announced three new series of external power adapters to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMS) to meet the Department of Energy Level VI and European Code of Conduct (CoC) v5 Tier 2 Directive efficiency standards. These standards aim to reduce waste energy from external
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10/17/2017
FET Driver Brings Industry’s Fastest Switching Speeds to GaN Class-D Audio
SAN DIEGO – Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announces the UltraCMOS PE29102, a high-speed FET driver. With a switching frequency up to 40 MHz, the PE29102 delivers the industry’s fastest switching speeds, empowering design engineers to extract the full performance and switching-speed advantages from GaN transistors.
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10/17/2017
Chemical Treatment Improves Quantum Dot Lasers

Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemist Jaehoon Lim works on an apparatus that synthesizes quantum dots along with Los Alamos researcher Young-Shin Park (also with the University of New Mexico Center for High-Technology Materials). In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Los Alamos colleagues Kaifeng Wu and Victor Klimov worked with Lim and Park to demonstrate that negatively charged quantum dots show promise for low-power laser applications or quantum dot laser diodes.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots. In new research at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Nanotech Team, the ~nanometer-sized dots are being doctored, or
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10/17/2017
Evaluation Kit Intended for 802.11a/b/g/n Dual-Band Wi-Fi Designs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the WICED CYW43907 evaluation kit from Cypress Semiconductor. Enabling device evaluation through production, the evaluation kit offers engineers a viable solution that will greatly reduce time to market, risk and cost when producing production-ready Internet of Things
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10/17/2017
 Panasonic Develops 3D LiDAR Sensor Enabling 3D Detection of Distances with Wide Angle of View
Panasonic Industry Europe announced Panasonic Corporation has developed a 3D LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) Sensor equipment that measures distance between the equipment and the object from the round-trip travelling time of the pulse laser that is projected
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10/16/2017
Metal Backshells with Built-In Shielding Ensure Ongoing Electrical & Mechanical Integrity
To complement its widely-used Datamate wire-to-board connector offering, hi-rel connector manufacturer Harwin now supplies a comprehensive range of backshells with a rugged aluminium alloy construction and electroless nickel plating. Through these accessories, which
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10/16/2017
 Sofradir’s Tropomi detector lifts off on Sentinel-5P satellite
Sofradir announces that its detector Tropomi is among the instruments launched last Friday on the Sentinel 5-Precursor satellite from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia. The mission of Sentinel-5P, one of the fleet of satellites within Europe’s Copernicus program,
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10/16/2017
Toshiba Launches 40V and 60V MOSFETs Based on Latest Generation of Trench Process
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced new 40V and 60V power MOSFETs based on the company’s latest generation U-MOS-IX-H trench semiconductor process.  
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10/16/2017
 Be prepared for the 4th edition of the IEC 60601-1 medical standard
The motto of the worldwide Scout Movement, “Be Prepared”, is a good mantra for all aspects of life and, in business, is undeniably the key to success. In engineering and design, part of being prepared means keeping abreast of changing regulations and the requirements
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10/16/2017
Industry’s First SCR Thyristor with 150°C Junction Temperature in D-PAK Packaging
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced a series of high-temperature SCR (silicon-controlled rectifier) thyristors, the first circuit protection devices of their kind to offer a junction temperature of
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10/16/2017
42V, Dual 4A, Synchronous Step-Down Silent Switcher 2 Delivers 94% Efficiency at 2MHz & Ultralow EMI Emissions
MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LT8650S, a dual 4A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator. It’s unique Silent Switcher 2 architecture uses four internal input capacitors as well as two internal BST and
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10/16/2017
Single SPDT Analog Switch Saves Space in Portable Consumer and Medical Devices
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new single SPDT analog switch that is the company's first device in the new ultra compact μDFN6 package. Ideal for analog and digital signal switching in portable consumer and medical devices, the Vishay Siliconix
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10/16/2017
Power Distribution, Inc. Creates Market’s First, True Front Access Static Transfer Switch Cabinet
Richmond, Virginia – Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) announced its new WaveStar TFA Static Transfer Switch (STS). Available in Q4 2017, the company's innovation is the industry’s only true front access STS cabinet, offering an improved footprint, faster
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10/16/2017
Converting Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide Using Water, Electricity

This is the reduction of CO2.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production
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10/13/2017
Electric Cars can Become More Eco-Friendly Through Life Cycle Assessment

Anders Nordelöf believes that the much-discussed environmental issues associated with electric cars should be taken seriously, but thinks that more focus is needed on solving the issues -- not on discussing whether electric cars should exist at all. Here, life cycle assessment is an important tool.

It is time to stop discussing whether electric cars are good or bad. Instead industry, authorities and policy-makers need to work together to make them as eco-friendly as possible. This is the view taken by Anders Nordelöf, a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology. In a recent thesis, he provides concrete
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10/13/2017
15W and 20W DC-DC Converters Intended for Cost-Sensitive Applications
XP Power has introduced the JTD15 and JTD20 series of board-mounted DC-DC converters, which target cost-sensitive applications where a compact unit with a wide input range is required. The range is aimed at offering a power solution in multiple markets, such as instrumentation, broadcast, networking, telecommunications
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10/13/2017
Wirewound Braking Resistors Provide a Smooth Ride for Wonderfair Wheel Passengers
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that eight Vishay Milwaukee 1500 W RBSF series wirewound braking resistors are being used to provide a smooth ride for passengers of the Wonderfair Wheel, North America's largest travelling Ferris wheel. Standing 15 stories high and featuring
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10/13/2017
40VIN, 2A Silent Switcher ÂμModule Regulator in 6.25mm x 4mm BGA Package
MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTM8063, a 40VIN, 2A µModule step-down regulator in a tiny 6.25mm x 4mm BGA package. The package size is 75% smaller than the existing equivalent product. With two 0805 size capacitors
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10/13/2017
Premier Magnetics Line Filters Replace Discontinued Murata Components
Lake Forest, Calif.—Premier Magnetics announces the in-stock availability of its PMCU Series of common mode line filters designed for switching power supply applications. Offered in both standard winding (for higher efficiency) and sectional winding (for improved high-frequency performance),
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10/13/2017
Pacific Power Source Adds DC Power Compliance Testing to Airbus ABD0100.1.8.1 A350 Avionics Test Option
Irvine, California -- Pacific Power Source is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive update of its suite of test routines designed to test both AC and DC products for compliance with Airbus standard ABD0100.1.8.1, “Electrical and Installation Requirements”. The ABD0100.1.8.1 test standard is
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10/13/2017
Mouser Congratulates 2017 Create the Future Design Contest Winners
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction leader that empowers innovation and a principal sponsor of the Create the Future Design Contest, will join in recognizing the 2017 winners at a special awards reception and dinner in New York City on November 10. Mouser’s valued suppliers Intel and Analog
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10/13/2017
Wireless Gateway Enables Next-Generation Smart Lighting Control
Santa Clara, CA – Cortet by CEL announces the new E100 Gateway – a very compact, zigbee based wireless Gateway that provides both local and IoT based control for a wide range of lighting devices, accessories, fixtures, controllers and switches for small or medium scale commercial facilities.  This
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10/13/2017
imec and Analog Devices Sign Strategic Research Partnership for Development of Next-Generation IoT Devices
Imec and Analog Devices (ADI) have entered into a strategic research partnership to develop the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. With two initiatives already underway, imec and ADI aim to innovate devices that are not only low-power but that
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10/12/2017
 2MOPP 1-Watt DC/DC Converter in Compact SIP7 Module Save Space, Energy, and Time at the Test House
Ready to save space in medical-device designs, the RECOM REM1 series, now available from Dengrove Electronic Components, is a 1-Watt DC/DC converter family certified to medical IEC/EN/ANSI/AAMI 60601-1 and general IEC 62368-1 equipment safety standards. The series
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10/12/2017
 Vishay Intertechnology 1500 W RBSF Series Wirewound Braking Resistors Provide a Smooth Ride for Wonderfair Wheel Passengers
Vishay Intertechnology announced that eight Vishay Milwaukee 1500 W RBSF series wirewound braking resistors are being used to provide a smooth ride for passengers of the Wonderfair Wheel, North America's largest travelling Ferris wheel.
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10/12/2017
 XP Power launches 15W and 20W DC-DC converters for cost sensitive applications
XP Power has introduced the JTD15 and JTD20 series of board-mounted DC-DC converters, which target cost sensitive applications where a compact unit with a wide input range is required. The range is aimed at offering a power solution in multiple markets, such as
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10/12/2017
PSDcast - Does the US have a STEM talent shortage?
In this episode of the PSDcast, we're talking to Keith Evans, President of the Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC), about workforce challenges and opportunities facing the power electronics industry. Does the US have a STEM talent shortage? And what role should the government and private sector play
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10/12/2017
High-Temperature Alternistor Triacs Simplify Thermal Management, Handle High Surges
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced two series of High Temperature Alternistor Triacs, the latest additions to the company’s thyristors portfolio. With a maximum junction temperature of 150°C, the 16A QJxx16xHx Series and 25A QJxx25xHx Series are designed for use as AC switches, helping circuit designers
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10/11/2017
Navy Participates in STEM Event at Rio Grande Valley Campus
EDINBURG, Texas — Sailors and support personnel of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, Navy City Outreach Southwest Region and the Navy's diversity office participated Oct. 3 and 4 in Student Leadership Day and Latina Day during this week's observance of Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week
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10/11/2017
P-Channel MOSFET Features Extended Input Voltage Range
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced AONR21357, the initial product in this P-Channel family.  The new AONR21357 uses the improved P-Channel MOSFET process to achieve low power loss and reliable startup. The new device rated at -30V drain-source breakdown voltage
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10/11/2017
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Present Final Video of Shaping Smarter Cities Series
Mouser Electronics Inc., a leading global distributor of electronic components, along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released the fifth and final videoin the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. To watch the video, go to https://youtu.be/vDCANm593b0. The
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10/11/2017
Toshiba’s New Low Power Consumption Photocoupler Achieves High Speed Communication in Automotive Applications
Toshiba Electronics Europe today unveiled the TLX9310, a low power consumption photocoupler housed in a 5-pin 3.7mm x 7.0mm x 2.2mm SO6 package. The new device is intended for high-speed communication in automotive applications, especially Battery Management Systems (BMS).  
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10/10/2017
Fan-less class I or II medical and industrial power supplies operate in temperatures up to 80°C
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand CUS150M series of AC-DC power suppliescapable of operating in ambient temperatures of up to 80°C without
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10/10/2017
Safe automated driving powered by Infineon AURIXâ„¢ microcontrollers and NVIDIA DRIVE PX autonomous vehicle computing platform
The AURIX microcontroller family from Infineon Technologies AG helps realize automated driving: It is used as a critical safety compute element and vehicle interface for the NVIDIA DRIVE™ PX 2 AI car computing platform.
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10/10/2017
Next generation Bluetooth module from Panasonic features the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy SoC
Panasonic Industry Europe is presenting its next generation Bluetooth module with the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy SoC. The new PAN1760A module benefits from a peak power consumption of only 3.3mA in Tx and Rx mode, enabling advanced
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10/10/2017
Leica Geosystems extends field of applications for excavators with reinforced dredging sensors
Leica Geosystems announced the launch of the Leica MSS420 Dredging Sensor for marine applications. The new sensors benefit customers in offshore applications, ensuring speed, performance, precision and productivity (SP).    
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10/10/2017
Telit and Husqvarna Collaborate on Robots for Urban Park Sustainability Program
Telit’s end-to-end IoT solutions are enabling real-time sensor data from robotic lawnmowers that offers valuable insight into green-space environmental conditions and park maintenance  
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10/10/2017
Santa Clara, CA—PowerCET announces the introduction the PQ Pass-Thru power recorder/analyzer designed reduce the costs and time-frame involved in determining if operational problems with sensitive electronic equipment are caused by power problems –
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10/10/2017
Imaging SOCs Enable Big Vision with Smaller Automotive Cameras
PHOENIX, Ariz. – ON Semiconductor continues to make major advances within the rapidly growing automotive imaging sector with the announcement of two new highly integrated 1.0 Megapixel (Mp) CMOS image sensing products. The new parts provide a complete solution with the image sensor
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10/10/2017
Single-chip ISL95338 Replaces two Converters, Enables USB PD3.0 Bidirectional Voltage Regulation
Milpitas, Calif. – Intersil, a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation, announced the industry’s first buck-boost voltage regulator for tablets, ultrabooks, power banks, and other mobile devices using the reversible USB Type-C connector. The ISL95338 bidirectional voltage regulator accepts
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10/10/2017
Prototype Shows how Tiny Photodetectors can Double Their Efficiency

This image shows an energy diagram of the WSe2-MoSe2 device. When a photon (1) strikes the WSe2 layer, it knocks loose an electron (2), freeing it to conduct through the WSe2 (3). At the junction between the two materials, the electron drops down into MoSe2 (4). The energy given off in the drop catapults a second electron from the WSe2 (5) into the MoSe2 (6), where both electrons are free to move and generate electricity.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a photodetector - a device that senses light - by combining two distinct inorganic materials and producing quantum mechanical processes that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected. Photodetectors
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10/10/2017
Huge Energy Potential in Open Ocean Wind Farms in the North Atlantic

Two floating wind turbines being prepared to sail to Hywind Scotland Pilot Park off the coast of Aberdeenshire.

Washington, DC -- There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from Carnegie's Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira. Their work is published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Because wind
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10/10/2017
Miniaturized Pressure Sensor Dies Designed for Automotive and IoT Applications
TDK Corporation presents new miniaturized EPCOS MEMS pressure sensor dies. The automotive versions of the C33 series boast dimensions of just 1 mm x 1 mm x 0.4 mm, making them one of the smallest of their kind. They are designed for absolute pressures of 1.2 bar to 10 bar, and are qualified based on AEC-Q101.
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10/10/2017
Lowell, Massachusetts – MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”) announced that its RF Energy Toolkits are now available for order, meeting surging customer demand for a flexible and cost-effective development platform that helps accelerate their time to market with high-performance, power efficient solid-state
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10/10/2017
Richmond, Virginia – Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) announced its new WaveStar Infinity Monitoring System will be available in Q4. The WaveStar Infinity provides data center managers with the most advanced power distribution equipment monitoring and metering solution to enable prompt and accurate
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10/10/2017
0.25Âμm Gallium Nitride Technology Provides Superior DC and RF Transistor Performance
Tao Yuan, Taiwan: WIN Semiconductors Corp has released an optimized version of its 0.25µm gallium nitride technology, NP25, that provides superior DC and RF transistor performance. NP25 is a 0.25µm-gate GaN-on-SiC process, and offers users the flexibility to produce both fully integrated
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10/10/2017
Second-Generation Battery Cell Includes 223 Wh/kg Specific Energy
XALT Energy, a leading U.S. manufacturer of lithium-ion cells and battery systems, announced the second-generation (Gen II) battery cell to its portfolio of lithium-ion cells. The 65Ah ultra-high energy (UHE) cell uses Gen II technology, delivers 223 watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg) of high-energy, maintains
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10/10/2017
Implementing an Overcurrent Protection Device

Figure 1. Overcurrent Protection Application Circuit with the SLG46116V chip

Overcurrent protection is protection against excessive currents or current beyond the acceptable current rating of the device. To protect downstream loads, the point of overcurrent protection should occur at the FET switch. An overcurrent protection device can be implemented using a
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10/10/2017
Synchronous Buck Regulators With Industry-Leading Output Current From 2 A to 10 A Deliver Output Power of Over 100 W
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadened its microBUCK family of synchronous buck regulators with new 2 A to 10 A devices featuring a wide input voltage range of 4.5 V to 60 V. Combining high performance n-channel trench MOSFETs with a controller in the compact MLP55-27L package, space-saving
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10/09/2017
25A ÂμModule Regulator Supports N+1 Redundancy Ensuring Power Availability under Fault Conditions
MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTM4645, a 25A step-down µModule (power module) regulator with the ability to current share multiple independent devices (N) where at least one LTM4645 is used as backup (+1) to ensure
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10/09/2017
Mouser Publishes E-books on Revolutionary Technology As Part of Popular Shaping Smarter Cities Series
Mouser Electronics Inc., announces a series of compelling e-books that provide in-depth views of leading-edge technology featured in the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. The Shaping Smarter Cities series features exclusive videos,
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10/09/2017
Breakthrough in Direct Activation of CO2 and CH4 Into Liquid Fuels and Chemicals

This is the direct conversion of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels.

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have made a significant breakthrough in the direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into liquid fuels and chemicals which could help industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst producing valuable chemical feedstocks. In
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10/09/2017
Mouser Now Shipping ON Semiconductor’s Sigfox Connectivity Solutions for Low-Power IoT Networks
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now offering Sigfox connectivity solutions from ON Semiconductor. ON Semiconductor’s family of Sigfox-compliant devices provides a range of both hardware and software development tools for simplifying new designs for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. ON Semiconductor's
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10/09/2017
1000W Supplies Provide a Single Output of 24V, 48V, 125Vdc, or Custom
ABSOPULSE Electronics has released the HTP 1K-F6W, the most recent addition to its line of compact, three-phase, high input voltage AC-DC power supplies. The units operate from a 3-phase line input of either 400Vac (360-440Vac range) or 480Vac (430-530Vac range). The 1000W supplies provide a single output of
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10/09/2017
Energy Against the Current on a Quantum Scale, Without Contradicting the Laws of Physics

Artist's impression of the role of a quantum observer: depending on where the observer is positioned, and what part of the figure is seen, the water will be seen to flow differently.

This is the main result obtained by the group led by Professor Ángel Rubio of the UPV/EHU and of the Max Planck Institute PMSD, together with collaborators at the BCCMS centre in Bremen, and which has been echoed by the journal Nature Quantum Materials. In macroscopic objects such as a current
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10/06/2017
(NOVI, MICHIGAN) – UNIPOWER announced the Aspiro 1U is a compact, integrated, ETSI rack mounted DC power system for use in the North American market.  This power system, providing an output of -48VDC, includes multiple features including remote monitoring and control, hot-swappable high-efficiency
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10/06/2017
Jens Nielsen Honored by ENI for Research on the Production of Fuels From Renewables

The Italian President congratulate Jens Nielsen at an official ceremony in the Quirinal Palace in Rome with winning an Eni award for his research on the production of fuels from renewables.

Scientific Director at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark, Jens Nielsen, has received an ENI award at an official ceremony today at the Palazzo Quirinale in Rome, in the presence of the Italian President Sergio Mattarella. The ENI award
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10/06/2017
AEC-Q200-Qualified Power Inductors Offer Exceptionally Low Resistance, High Saturation Current
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., introduced three new series of AEC-Q200 qualified high current shielded power inductor products. The Bourns Models PQ2614BLA, PQ2614BHA and PQ2617BHA are designed with a flat wire winding offering exceptionally low DC and AC resistance and high saturation current of over
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10/06/2017
Kionix's New KX220 Analog Accelerometers for the Industrial Market
Kionix, a ROHM group company, is pleased to announce the release of the KX220 sensor series, a new family of medium-g,
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10/05/2017
Parker Chomerics extends thermal management support for electric and hybrid vehicles
Parker Chomerics has extended its range of products for the automotive sector to include thermal management solutions for batteries in electric and hybrid electric vehicles (BEV/PHEV). The company’s products are already used extensively to provide
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10/05/2017
ITT Cannon to Showcase Liquid Cooled DC High Power Charging and Customized AC Charging Solutions at EVS 30
 ITT Inc.’s Cannon brand will showcase new advances in DC charging technology enabling the future of e-mobility at EVS 30, the Electric Vehicle
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10/05/2017
Eltek launches the Flatpack2 SHE, a Super High Efficient power conversion module with CoolGaN technology from Infineon at its core
The quest for improved power conversion efficiency and reduction of energy losses is always on. In close co-operation with Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), Eltek engineers have again cracked
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10/05/2017
Conrad Business Supplies launches “TRU Components†as new brand of electronic components and accessories
      Conrad Business Supplies introduces “TRU Components” as a strong, new brand specifically for active and passive components as well as for electromechanics, cables
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10/05/2017
Wide Input Range, Medically Approved DC:DC Converters from Gresham Power Electronics
Gresham Power Electronics announces the availability two new series of DC-DC converters from Polytron Devices approved for use in medical applications including equipment and devices used in close proximity to patients.  
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10/05/2017
Scientists From MSU Proposed a Way of Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Batteries

These are crystal structures of crystalline solvates.

Researchers from Department of Material Sciences, Lomonosov MSU, explained how changing the ratio of components forming light-absorbing layer of a perovskite solar cell influences the structure of created films and battery efficiency. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry
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10/05/2017
Thick-Film Chip Resistors Combine Sulfur Resistance With High-Power and High-Pulse Load Performance
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of thick film chip resistors for automotive and industrial applications. Vishay Draloric RCA-HP e3 series devices combine advanced sulfur resistance, excellent pulse load performance, and high power ratings in a single device. For
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10/05/2017
DANVILLE, Calif.-- PowerSphyr, Inc., announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of original design manufacturer, Gill Electronics. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Gill Electronics is led by wireless power industry veterans and is a member of the board
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10/05/2017
DC-DC Converter Modules in ChiP Packages Feature Â1% Regulation
Andover, MA – Vicor announced the expansion of its family of isolated, regulated DC-DC converter modules (DCMs) in ChiP packages, with a range of ±1% voltage regulation devices. With power densities of up to 1,032 W/in3, the new series will offer engineers the option of directly driving loads
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10/05/2017
London, United Kingdom – Dialog Semiconductor announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Silego Technology Inc. for a cash payment of $276 million with additional contingent consideration of up to $30.4 million. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California with approximately
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10/05/2017
Mouser Electronics Now Shipping STMicroelectronics BlueNRG-2 Bluetooth Low Energy SoC
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the BlueNRG-2 system-on-chip (SoC) from STMicroelectronics (ST). The BlueNRG-2 SoC is a power-efficient programmable processor with ultra-low-power features, high RF signal strength, and generous on-chip memory for Bluetooth low energy software and application
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10/04/2017
Global Leaders Collaborate on GaN Technology
The world is challenged with unsustainable increases in power consumption, combating climate change, implementing cleantech technologies and meeting green, CO2 reduction initiatives. Taiwanese electronics manufacturers work at the forefront of these efforts.
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10/03/2017
Now at Mouser: Sensirion’s SGP Gas Sensors Offer Long-Term Stability for Environmental Monitoring
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the multi-pixel Sensirion Gas Platform (SGP) devices. Among the only long-term stable siloxane-resistant MEMS gas sensors in the market today, the SensirionSGP devices are ideal for integration into mobile
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10/03/2017
Schaffner increases its range of current compensated chokes
Schaffner has extended its range of common mode current
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10/03/2017
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10/03/2017
Asphalt Helps Lithium Batteries Charge Faster

Scanning electron microscope images show an anode of asphalt, graphene nanoribbons and lithium at left and the same material without lithium at right. The material was developed at Rice University and shows promise for high-capacity lithium batteries that charge up to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries.

HOUSTON -- A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries, according to Rice University scientists. The Rice lab of chemist James Tour developed anodes comprising porous carbon made from asphalt
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10/03/2017
GaAs Platform Provides Monolithic PIN Tx/Rx Switches With Power And Low-Noise pHEMT Technology
TAOYUAN, Taiwan -- WIN Semiconductors Corp is enabling fully integrated single chip solutions for 5G front end modules with its PIH1-10 advanced GaAs platform. The PIH1-10 process integrates monolithic PIN diodes, capable of power switching through 50GHz, into an advanced 100GHz ft
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10/03/2017
Industry's lowest power, encryption hardened FPGA provides an integrated and secure environment for connected machines
Solid State Supplies Ltd. now stocks PolarFire FPGAs from Microsemi Corporation. PolarFire is the industry's lowest power cost-optimized FPGA that offers a significant reduction in power over equivalent SRAM FPGAs while addressing specific market needs.  
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10/03/2017
Irish Scientists Can Now Produce Electricity from Tears

Aimee Stapleton, IRC EMBARK Postgraduate Fellow at University of Limerick and lead author of The Direct Piezoelectric Effect in the Globular Protein Lysozyme published on October 2 in Applied Physics Letters.

A team of Irish scientists has discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The researchers from the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, observed that crystals of lysozyme, a model protein that is abundant in egg whites of birds as
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10/02/2017
US Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center $16 Million to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy

Sorghum is a unique crop in that most varieties are both drought and heat tolerant. The development of a low input, environmentally safe and highly productive sorghum germplasm will help establish a lignocellulosic energy economy that can provide jobs to rural communities, ensure energy security and benefit the environment.

ST. LOUIS, MO, Oct. 2, 2017 - The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, one of the world's largest independent plant science institutes, today announced a 5-year $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Building on earlier research
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10/02/2017
High-Temperature Bulk Capacitance Solution Suitable for Harsh Environment Applications
KEMET has announced the launch of the KPS-MCC C0G High Temperature 200 Degree Celsius bulk capacitance solution for harsh environment applications. Developed by combining KEMET’s robust and proprietary C0G/NPO base metal electrode (BME) dielectric system with durable lead frame technology, these
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10/02/2017
Silent Switcher, 42VIN, 2.5A ÂμModule Regulator in 6.25mm x 6.25mm BGA Package
Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTM8065
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10/02/2017
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10/02/2017
R&S ZNL network analyzer and R&S FPL1000 spectrum analyzer form a family of compact, portable test instruments
R&S ZNL network analyzer and R&S FPL1000 spectrum analyzer form a family of compact, portable test instruments Rohde
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10/02/2017
Superconductivity Found in Thin Films of Titanium Oxide

This is a schematic representation of Ti4O7 (a) and γ-Ti3O5 (b).

Many of us are familiar with titanium dioxide (TiO2), a whitener commonly used in sunscreens and paints such as the white lines seen on tennis courts. Less well known are other higher titanium oxides -- those with a higher number of titanium and oxygen atoms than TiO -- that are now the subject of
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10/02/2017
A Sea of Spinning Electrons

The blue and red cones show the energy and momentum of surface electrons in a 3D topological insulator. The spin structure is shown in the blue and red arrows at the top and bottom, respectively. Light promotes electrons from the blue cone into the red cone, with the spin direction flipping. The orderly spinning leads to the chiral spin mode observed in this study.

Picture two schools of fish swimming in clockwise and counterclockwise circles. It's enough to make your head spin, and now scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the University of Florida have discovered the "chiral spin mode" - a sea of electrons spinning in opposing circles. "We
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10/02/2017
Demonstration Kits Simplify the Evaluation Process of Using eGaN FETs and ICs for Efficient Wireless Power Transfer
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the availability of two new demonstration kits - the EPC9127, a complete wireless power kit including a 10 W, class 2 amplifier, category 3 receiver device and the EPC9128, consisting of a 16 W, class 3 amplifier and two receiver devices (categories 3
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10/02/2017
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