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December 2017
The Wave Power Farm off Mutriku Could Improve its Efficiency

Gabriel Ibarra in his office at the university. On the computer a picture of Mutriku.

The offshore power plant or wave farm at Mutriku is the only commercial facility (it is not a prototype) in the world that operates by regularly feeding the grid with electrical power produced by waves. It has been operating since 2011 and the study by the UPV/EHU's EOLO group analysed its behaviour during the
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12/29/2017
Viewing Atomic Structures of Dopant Atoms in 3-D Relating to Electrical Activity in a Semiconductor

Soft X-rays excite the core level electrons, leading to the emission of photoelectrons from various atoms, whose waves are then scattered by the surrounding atoms. The interference pattern between the scattered and direct photoelectron waves creates the photoelectron hologram, which may then be captured with an electron analyzer.

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and their research team involving researchers of JASRI, Osaka University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, and Nara Institute of Science and Technology have just developed a novel approach to determine and visualize the three-dimensional (3D) structure
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12/28/2017
Measurement System Combines Web Inspection and Web Gauging Into a Single Platform
AIS Gauging announces its new Gemini Full Width Measurement system for the web industries. The Gemini FWM system brings a completely new measurement approach that gives an entirely new perspective to product quality. This unique non-traversing x-ray array measurement system combines web inspection and web
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12/27/2017

Thermoelectric Power Generation at Room Temperature: Coming Soon?

(a) Three-dimensional crystal structure of YbSi2, (b) view along the a-axis, and (c) along the c-axis.

Osaka - Thermoelectric (TE) materials could play a key role in future technologies. Although the applications of these remarkable compounds have long been explored, they are mostly limited to high-temperature devices. Recently, researchers at Osaka University, in collaboration with Hitachi, Ltd., developed a
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12/26/2017
A New Strategy for Efficient Hydrogen Production

From left are Junyoung Kim, Professor Guntae Kim, and Ohhun Gwona in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST.

A joint research team, affiliated with UNIST has introduced the Hybrid-Solid Electrolysis Cell (Hybrid-SOEC) system with highest reported electrochemical performance in hydrogen production. The proposed system has attracted much attention as a new promising option for the cost-effective and highly-efficient
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12/26/2017
Alaskan Microgrids Offer Energy Resilience and Independence

Wind turbines supply renewable energy to microgrids across Alaska.

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 26, 2017 -- The electrical grid in the contiguous United States is a behemoth of interconnected systems. If one section fails or is sabotaged, millions of citizens could be without power. Remote villages in Alaska provide an example of how safeguards could build resilience into a larger
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12/26/2017
Isolated CAN Transceivers Ensure Robust Communications for Industrial Systems
San Jose, CA—Designers can ensure robust communication and improve uptime for industrial systems with the MAX14878, MAX14879, and MAX14880 2.75kV and 5kV family of isolated controller area network (CAN) transceivers from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Nowadays, CAN is widely deployed in various
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12/26/2017
A Catalytic Balancing Act

Argonne scientists and their collaborators have used a new and counterintuitive approach to balance three important factors -- activity, stability and conductivity -- in a new catalyst designed for splitting water.

Balance forms the foundation for a happy life or a healthy diet. For scientists working to design new catalysts to create renewable energy, balancing different materials and their properties is equally important. (Catalysts help accelerate chemical reactions.) In a new study, researchers from the
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12/22/2017
Accelerated Analysis of the Stability of Complex Alloys
Material scientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum are able to determine if a new material remains stable under temperature load within the space of a few days. They have developed a novel process for analysing, for example, the temperature and oxidation resistance of complex alloys that are made up of a number
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12/22/2017
Decrease time to market and cost for the NewSpace market by using radiation-tolerant solutions based on COTS devices
Microchip announces a new microcontroller (MCU) that combines specified radiation performance with the low-cost development associated with Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) devices. The AtmegaS64M1 meets the needs of NewSpace and other critical aerospace applications
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12/21/2017
Machine Performance Analytics Bring OEM Expertise Into Producer’s Digital Environment
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has increased the availability of information throughout the enterprise by orchestrating data from multiple sources and applying machine-learning applications. But the power of new IIoT tools to improve machine performance
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12/21/2017
Rutronik and Fischer Elektronik to cooperate worldwide
Rutronik and Fischer Elektronik have entered into a distribution agreement. From now on, customers will be able to obtain the products manufactured by the expert in heat sinks and cases from Rutronik.  
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12/21/2017
Compact 5W AC/DC Converters Power Energy-Conscious IoT or Industrial Devices
Dengrove Electronic Components has the perfect power supplies for small IoT devices and industrial controls, with the launch of the RECOM RAC05-K series of highly integrated 5-Watt AC/DC converters.  
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12/21/2017
Anritsu Upgrades Signal Quality Analyzer High-Speed Interface Measurement Functions
Anritsu Corporation announces the release of the Variable ISI MU195020A-040/041 option for upgrading the Emphasis function of the Pulse Pattern Generator for the Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A series, along with the USB Link Training Software MX183000A-PL022 supporting
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12/21/2017
Conrad Electronics introduces high-quality â€Voltcraft digital multimeter
Conrad Electronic announced availability in North America of the Voltcraft VC155, a new digital multimeter that offers key capabilities for both professional and hobbyist users at a highly affordable price. Voltcraft is a leading manufacturer of high-quality test
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12/21/2017
Nexperia expands logic portfolio with new voltage translator devices
Nexperia is expanding its logic portfolio – already the largest in the industry – with new devices that expand the company‘s translator solutions into the standard logic shift register arena.  
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12/21/2017
KEMET Receives Defense Logistics Agency Approval for MIL-PRF-32535 â€M’ and â€T’ Levels
KEMET announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has accepted KEMET’s qualification of C0G and BP dielectrics to MIL-PRF-32535 ‘M’ and ‘T’ levels making them the first base metal electrode (BME) MLCCs qualified for defense and aerospace applications.
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12/21/2017
Mouser Signs Global Agreement with Keysight Technologies
The Keysight product line available from Mouser Electronics includes oscilloscopes, benchtop power supplies, waveform generators, and digital multimeters. From high performance to extreme value and bandwidths ranging from 50 MHz to 200 MHz, Keysight offers oscilloscope
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12/21/2017
Halogens can Increase Solar Cell Performance by 25%

UBC professor Curtis Berlinguette.

New research from the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that using halogens--a class of elements that include fluoride, bromine, chlorine and iodine--in a dye-sensitized solar cell can increase conversion efficiency by 25 per cent. The discovery could set
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12/20/2017
Connector Family Features new Headers for Through-Hole, Printed Circuit Board Applications
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – TE Connectivity (TE) is adding new right-angle and vertical printed circuit board headers to its POWER TRIPLE LOCK connector product line. These through-hole headers significantly expand wire-to-board applicability for this family of connectors in appliance, HVAC, automation and
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12/20/2017
Farmers in Kenya Willing, Able to Ramp up Croton nut Output for Biofuel

Croton nuts are the source of an oil that can power generators, water pumps and other internal combustion engines and, with processing, can be used in place of diesel fuel in cars and trucks.

Small-holder farmers in Kenya have the capacity and desire to play a major role in the scale-up of biofuel production from agroforestry, according to a Penn State forest economist, who led a study in the East African country. Croton trees -- which seem to grow everywhere in Kenya -- and the oilseeds
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12/19/2017
Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings: A Difficult Challenge for Southern Europe

This is a thermal image of a Basque Country building in the 70s, where heat loss is evidenced due to lack of insulation.

Over the coming years there is a legal commitment for all the countries of Europe to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, which boils down to constructing nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEBs), in other words, buildings that consume the minimum of energy. The EU Directive 31/2010 establishes two key deadlines:
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12/19/2017
DIN Rail DC-DC Converter Ideally Suited for Flexible, Compact, and High-Reliability Applications
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection introduces the LDD240-WU, a revolutionary DIN Rail DC-DC converter ideally suited to applications where flexibility, compactness and high reliability are required.  It is fully isolated and highly efficient over a broad operating range of input and output
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12/19/2017
40 V GaN Power Transistor is 8x Smaller Than Equivalently Rated MOSFETS
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — EPC announces the EPC2049 power transistor for use in applications including point-of-load converters, LiDAR, envelope tracking power supplies, class-D audio, and low inductance motor drives. The EPC2049 has a voltage rating of 40 V and maximum RDS(on) of 5 mΩ with a
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12/19/2017
UC Researchers Identify Nontraditional Sites for Future Solar Farms

A floatovoltaic installation at Far Niente Winery in Oakville, Calif., comprises nearly 1,000 solar panels floating on pontoons on the vineyard irrigation pond.

RIVERSIDE, Calif . -- There's a tradeoff when sprawling solar farms pop up on agricultural land: farmland disappears, perhaps forever, in return for growth in the promising renewable energy sector. But what if large solar installations could be built
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12/19/2017
Expanding Solar Energy Without Encroaching on Potential Farmland and Conservation Areas
As the world tries to combat climate change, sustainable forms of energy are on the rise. Solar energy is of particular interest, but arrays of photovoltaic panels take up a lot of space and can compete for prime food-producing land. Now researchers, reporting in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology,
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12/19/2017
2MHz Boost/SEPIC/Inverter Features 4A, 60V Power Switch
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices, Inc. announces the Power by Linear LT8364, a current mode, 2MHz step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 4A, 60V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.8V to 60V, and is suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion battery to multicell
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12/18/2017
Russian Physicists Found the Temperature at Which Carbon Nanotubes Become Superconductors

This is the geometric structure 'a carbon chain in a tube' before and after optimization.

Scientists from Ural Federal University (UrFU) together with their colleagues from Lomonosov Moscow State University found out the mathematical method to calculate the temperature at which single walled carbon nanotubes became superconductors and developed a way to increase it thus opening new prospects for
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12/18/2017
15-Volt TVS Array Designed for Circuit Protection in Telecommunications and Wireless Equipment
TEMPE, Ariz. – ProTek Devices has added the SMP6LLC15-2P to its series of SMP6LLCxx-2P multi-line low-capacitance (5pF) transient voltage suppressor arrays (TVS arrays) suited for circuit protection in customer premise equipment (CPE), telecommunication equipment, and wireless communication equipment. The
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12/18/2017
Russian Scientists Developed a New Technology of Energy Generation From Bituminous Coal

Mini coal-fired CHP plant on the basis of synthesis gas generator (CO + H2) and electrochemical current generator (experiment/factory).

Bituminous coal comprises over 90% of organic fuels in the lithosphere of the Earth. By burning coal and other fossil fuels one can get electrical power (which is mainly happening at HPPs). However, the existing generation methods are not efficient, bad for the environment, and extremely resource-demanding (i.e.
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12/15/2017
Columbia Engineers Develop Floating Solar Fuels Rig For Seawater Electrolysis
New York, NY -- Dec.15, 2017 -- In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine if the sun's energy could be harnessed to power energy needs on Earth, and done in a way that is economical, scalable, and environmentally responsible. Researchers
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12/15/2017
Qualcomm Extends Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of NXP
Qualcomm Incorporated announced that Qualcomm River Holdings B.V., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, has extended the offering period of its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding common shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:
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12/15/2017
Wire-to-Board Connectors Deliver Simple, Robust, Repeatable, & Cost-Effective Wire Terminations
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has extended its range of vertical wire-to-board (WTB) connector solutions with the release of the new 00-9296 Series single-position, vertical, top-entry, poke-home connectors for discrete 18–22AWG solid or stranded wire. The new 00-9296
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12/15/2017
Two-In-One Dual Mode Chokes Provide Superior Noise Suppression
Perris, CA—Designed to suppress noise from switch mode power supplies and other sources, the new versatile CMF Series Dual Mode Chokes from Triad Magnetics feature superior performance, reliability and economy in an innovative dual function open-frame design
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12/15/2017
Vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz achieves extremely high pulse rates in PDW streaming applications
Rohde & Schwarz introduces a new realtime control interface software option for simulated radar scenarios based on pulse descriptor word (PDW) streaming. The radar
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12/14/2017
Mouser Signs Global Agreement with SensiEDGE to Distribute SensiBLE Module and Development Kit for IoT-Ready Apps
Mouser Electronics announces a global distribution agreement with SensiEdge, developer and manufacturer of the SensiBLE family of board-level Internet of Things (IoT)
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12/14/2017
Compact and maintenance-free DC UPS systems with SuperCaps as energy storage
With two new DC UPS systems, Bicker Elektronik, Donauwoerth/Germany, offers a particularly innovative and economical solution for the uninterrupted power supply of DC loads, such as motors, sensors, actuators or card
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12/14/2017
Advanced Security for Endpoint Devices in Industrial IoT
Renesas has expanded its RX65N/RX651 series. The new microcontrollers meet all the security requirements of endpoint devices in industrial automation, building automation, and smart metering systems. Furthermore, they
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12/14/2017
Renesas Electronics and Dibotics Realize Real-Time, Power-Efficient LiDAR Processing Based on R-Car SoC to Boost Autonomous Driving
Renesas Electronics and Dibotics announced their collaboration to develop an automotive-grade embedded solution for LiDAR processing used in advanced driver assistance
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12/14/2017
Trainees in Thyrnau Organize Donations for Earthquake Victims in Mexico
Trainees and students from Würth Elektronik iBE initiated a donation campaign for the earthquake victims in Mexico. The young generation of the automotive supplier
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12/14/2017
ON Semi’s Flexible RSL10 SoC, Now Shipping from Mouser, Ideal for IoT and Connected Health Wearables
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the RSL10 multi-protocol system-on-chip (SoC) from ON Semiconductor. Offering ultra-low-power wireless connectivity for a broad range of applications, the versatile Bluetooth 5-certified
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12/14/2017
New Bluetooth 4.2 module from Panasonic enables easy implementation of Bluetooth functionality
Panasonic Industry Europe is introducing a highly-integrated, embedded dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2 RF module delivering high-speed operation at ultra-low power consumption. The PAN1026A is based on Toshiba ìs single-chip
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12/14/2017
Powerbox’s medical power supply delivers power and safety to healthcare facilities at altitude
Powerbox announces the launch of a new series of power supplies for medical applications requiring BF (Body Floating) class insulation and full, reliable operation up to 5,000 meters altitude to power medical healthcare
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12/14/2017
Harwin Bestows Digi-Key with Global Distribution Accolade
Based on a variety of different key performance metrics, Harwin has awarded Digi-Key with its Global Distributor 2017 Award. The supply chain specialist has achieved an impressive 40% sales growth for Harwin product lines
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12/14/2017
Nexperia introduces new generation of high performance In-Vehicle Network protection diodes
Nexperia announced a new generation of in-vehicle network (IVN) protection diodes that offer a higher surge current, greater ESD robustness and a significant improvement in ESD clamping performance. The new AEC-Q101 qualified
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12/14/2017
Maxim's Isolated CAN Transceivers Ensure Robust Communications for Industrial Systems
Designers can ensure robust communication and improve uptime for industrial systems with the MAX14878, MAX14879, and MAX14880 2.75kV and 5kV family of isolated controller area network (CAN) transceivers from Maxim Integrated
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12/14/2017
New Voltcraft state-of-the-art True-RMS clamp meter now available from Conrad Electronics
Conrad Electronic introduced the Voltcraft VC-330 AC/DC True-RMS clamp meter, which targets both hobbyist and electrical professionals and features state-of-the-art ergonomic technology and represents excellent value
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12/14/2017
New Insight Into Battery Charging Supports Development of Improved Electric Vehicles
Oxford, December 14, 2017 - A new technique developed by researchers at Technische Universität München, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and RWTH Aachen University, published in Elsevier's Materials Today, provides a unique insight into how the charging rate of lithium ion batteries can be a factor limiting
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12/14/2017
Hydrogen Production: Protein Environment Makes Catalyst Efficient
The interaction of protein shell and active centre in hydrogen-producing enzymes is crucial for the efficiency of biocatalysts. A team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr specifically analysed the role of hydrogen bonds in certain
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12/14/2017
Piezo Actuators Achieve an Acceleration of 2.5 g
TDK Corporation has expanded its portfolio of PowerHap piezo actuators with haptic feedback with the new miniaturized 2.5G type, whose dimensions are a compact 9 mm x 9 mm x 1.25 mm. At the maximum operating voltage of 60 V the new actuator achieves an acceleration of 2.5 g of a 100 gram mass.
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12/14/2017
Laser-Boron Fusion now 'Leading Contender' for Energy
A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, say researchers. Dramatic advances in powerful, high-intensity lasers are making it viable for scientists to pursue what was once thought
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12/13/2017
Climate Conditions Affect Solar Cell Performance More Than Expected

This shows how the difference in performance between the two solar cells vary over time.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers can now predict how much energy solar cells will produce at any location worldwide. Surprisingly, they identified that two types of solar cells (silicon and cadmium telluride) can vary in energy output by 5% or more in tropical regions, where most of the emerging
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12/13/2017
Non-Contact Laser Doppler Speed and Length Sensors Provide Speed Measurement up to 5000m/min
PROTON PRODUCT’s InteliSENS mini Series non-contact laser Doppler speed and length sensors deliver the highest product performance currently available, based on technical specifications, design, intelligence and process interfacing. The InteliSENS mini Series combine the best of the best, avoiding compromises
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12/13/2017
200 W Isolated Qtr Brick DC/DC Converter Designed for Railway Voltages
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces the 0RQB-D0W12LG, an industry standard footprint  quarter-brick DC-DC converter which is equipped to run from a railway input voltage range and produces 200 W of 12 V regulated output power.   The 0RQB-D0W12LG module is
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12/12/2017
Toshiba Memory Europe Announces UFS 2.1-Compliant Embedded NAND Flash for Automotive Applications
Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH has begun sample shipments of embedded NAND flash memory products for automotive applications that are compliant with JEDEC UFS[1] version 2.1[2]. The new products meet AEC-Q100 Grade 2[3]requirements, support the wide temperature range
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12/12/2017
Build Drone Flight-Control Designs with STMicroelectronics’ FCU Eval Board, Now at Mouser
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the STMicroelectronics (ST) STEVAL-FCU001V1 evaluation board, a compact flight-controller unit (FCU) suitable for small- and medium-sized quadcopter drone designs. Scalable and efficient with sample firmware to accelerate development,
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12/12/2017
PROVERTHA M12 Gender Changer Connector enables simple, reliable connection of homogenous M12 cables - now available at Aerco
PROVERTHA’s M12 Gender Changer connector which enables cables with the same type of connector to be mated, is now available from Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets.
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12/12/2017
Streamline Portable Consumer Designs with Maxim’s MAX14748 15W USB Type-C Charger
Designers now have a simpler, more cost-effective approach to enable fast and safe charging of USB Type-C portable devices using 2-series Li-ion battery packs. The highly efficient, highly integrated, 15W MAX14748 USB Type-C charging and charger detection solution
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12/12/2017
Electrically Smart Roads Bring Saving, Safety, Speed, Over $20 Billion Sales
The new IDTechEx report, "Electrically Smart Roads 2018-2028" is an independent, new technical and market appraisal of electrically smart roads and their allied infrastructure such as electrical road furniture and parking areas. It embraces such things
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12/12/2017
Scientists Discover Path to Improving Game-Changing Battery Electrode
Menlo Park, Calif. -- If you add more lithium to the positive electrode of a lithium-ion battery - overstuff it, in a sense - it can store much more charge in the same amount of space, theoretically powering an electric car 30 to 50 percent farther between charges. But these lithium-rich cathodes quickly lose
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12/12/2017
TOKYO — SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, released its Year-end Forecast at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition. SEMI projects that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will  increase 35.6 percent to US$55.9 billion in
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12/12/2017
CIRES and RASEI researchers suggest that wind resources in the next century may decrease in many regions in the Northern Hemisphere--and could sharply increase in several hotspot regions down south. The first-of-its-kind study predicting how global wind power may shift with climate change appears today in Nature
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12/11/2017
A Diamond as The Steppingstone to New Materials, Using Plasma Physics Technology

This is Yogesh Vohra.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - University of Alabama at Birmingham physicists have taken the first step in a five-year effort to create novel compounds that surpass diamonds in heat resistance and nearly rival them in hardness. They are supported by a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation award to
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12/11/2017
802.11ax Wireless Portfolio Sets New Industry Benchmarks For Speed And Coverage
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Marvell introduced the industry’s most complete 802.11ax wireless product portfolio. The Marvell 802.11ax product family is architected to deliver breakthrough performance, improved network efficiency, low latency and enterprise-grade reliability.
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12/11/2017
Surrey Scientists Create Cheap And Safe Electro-Catalysts For Fuel Cells
Scientists from the University of Surrey have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation. In a study published in the Journal of Power Sources, the team from Surrey worked with colleagues
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12/08/2017
GaN Systems’ IMS-Based Eval Platform Now Available from Mouser for Developing High-Efficiency Power Systems
Mouser Electronics is now offering the GSP65RxxHB-EVB insulated metal substrate (IMS)-based evaluation platform from GaN Systems. The IMS evaluation platform demonstrates an inexpensive way to improve heat transfer, increase power density, and reduce system cost
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12/08/2017
Toshiba sets new standard with advanced high-efficiency Audio Power Amplifier
Toshiba Electronics Europe has developed a 4-channel, high-efficiency class-AB linear power amplifier IC that delivers high-quality sound reproduction for car audio applications while significantly reducing power consumption.
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12/08/2017
Amphenol ICC USB 3.1 Type C connectors deliver 100W power in a reversible form factor â€
Amphenol’s new ICC USB 3.1 Type C connectors are now in stock in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. In a small space-saving form factor, these new ICC USB 3.1 Type C receptacle connectors are available in Gen 1
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12/08/2017
Mouser Electronics has been named Distributor of the Year at the 2017 Elektra Awards. Organized by Electronics Weekly, the Elektra Awards showcase the best innovations, people and companies as judged by an independent panel of leading experts and are widely regarded
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12/08/2017
Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced a new 800-watt server power supply following the Intel Common Redundant Power Supply (CRPS) specification
The CSU800AP is housed in a compact 1U high enclosure measuring just 2.89 x 7.28 inches (73.5 x 185.0 mm) – a significantly smaller footprint than that of similarly rated earlier generation power supplies – achieved by using the latest power switching technology
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12/08/2017
Schaffner introduces eco sine active sync - a new generation of active harmonic filters
Schaffner announces the introduction of the eco sine active sync, a new generation of active harmonic filters. Drawing on the company’s broad knowledge and experience of applications and solutions in power quality the new modular ecosine active sync series offers
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12/08/2017
Dedicated calibration instrument reduces cost and complexity of calibrating power meters and analysers
The Yokogawa LS3300 is a new dedicated, stand-alone and cost-effective calibrator that is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of calibrating power meters and analysers with accuracies up to 0.15%. Unlike existing multi-function calibrators, the LS3300 provides
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12/08/2017
RS opens second local innovation centre with relocation of Heathrow branch
RS Components (RS) relocated its Heathrow branch from the existing site on the Fairway Trading Estate in Middlesex, London, to a new unit a short distance away at Trade City on the Hayes Road. The opening marks the second branch transformation RS has executed this
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12/08/2017
Baden-WÃrttemberg state government recognises resource efficiency in circuit board production
The production of circuit boards by the Niedernhall-based company Würth Elektronik, has been declared an excellent example of resource efficiency by the Baden-Württemberg state government.  
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12/08/2017
Scientists Create Stretchable Battery Made Entirely Out of Fabric
BINGHAMTON, NY - A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics. The team, led by Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Science
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12/07/2017
Algae Could Feed And Fuel Planet With Aid of New High-Tech Tool
Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests. Scientists have devised a method that could lead to cheap, environmentally friendly ways of making products for use in the cosmetics, plastics and food industries. Algae
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12/07/2017
AUSTIN, Texas/PRNewswire/ -- SparkCognition and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPS-Americas) are working together to advance AI applications in MHPS-TOMONI, a new digital platform from MHPS that optimizes power plant processes by enabling cognitive analytics and prioritizing customer collaboration. 
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12/06/2017
The Industry’s First Dual-Mode Battery Charge ICs
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. – ROHM has recently announced the availability of dual-input boost-buck charging ICs that support 1 to 4 battery cells for notebook PCs, smartphones, and power banks that utilize the latest charging technologies such as wireless and USB Power Delivery (USBPD). The
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12/06/2017
IQD Frequency Products becomes part of the WÃrth Elektronik eiSos Group
IQD Frequency Products Ltd., based in Crewkerne (UK) and IQD Frequency Products Inc., based in Palm Springs (USA) are now part of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, thus expanding Würth Elektronik’s existing selection of passive components with a comprehensive range of quartz crystals and oscillators. IQD
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12/05/2017
ROHM supplies Full SiC Power Modules to Formula E racing team Venturi
ROHM has announced that will provide the full SiC power modules to the VENTURI Formula E team in the FIA Formula E 2017–2018 (season four), the leading racing event for electric vehicles starting on
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12/05/2017
Arrow Electronics adds RushUp product accelerators to EMEA IoT portfolio
Arrow Electronics has signed an agreement with Italian company RushUp to distribute its IoT product accelerators throughout EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). RushUp’s product accelerators enable
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12/05/2017
e-peas Engages with Unitronic, Kamaka & Solid State Supplies to Intensify Promotion of Ultra-Low Power ICs
In order to gain greater traction for its game-changing energy management technology, e-peas has now begun building a supply chain network to support it. The Belgian start-up has announced
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12/05/2017
Superior Hydrogen Catalyst Just Grows That Way

These inorganic 'flowers,' color added, were created by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Stanley Chou and University of California, Merced colleague Vincent Tung in a spray-printing process that uses molybdenum disulfide to create a 'flowering' hydrogen catalyst far cheaper than platinum and reasonably close in efficiency.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Replacing your everyday gas guzzler with a hydrogen fueled car could drastically reduce your carbon footprint. So why don't we all make the switch? One of reasons we don't is the expensive platinum catalyst required to operate hydrogen fuel cells efficiently. Research
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12/05/2017
Hearing Hybrid and Electric Vehicles While Quieting Noise Pollution
WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 5, 2017 -- Europe, as well as most of the world, faces a future with hybrid or pure electronic road vehicles that rely on alternative drive chains. But these low-emission vehicles are considered too quiet for hearing-impaired pedestrians, so the European Union is mandating that they be equipped
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Date:
12/05/2017
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced 16 series of Automotive Qualified TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) that are Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) capable. They offer automakers and high-end industrial manufacturers the confidence of a known and reputable single origin flow from wafer creation through
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Date:
12/05/2017
60 GHz Modules Intended for Gigabit-Class Wireless Infrastructure Applications
PORTLAND, Ore --Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced the release of the GigaRay MOD65412 60 GHz module set, the industry’s first pre-certified, production-ready modular solution for high speed wireless infrastructure applications. Lattice’s SiBEAM phased array antenna and electronic
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Date:
12/05/2017
Jersey City, NJ - Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces the 0ADE Series of fuses, which are available now in ceramic cartridge and pigtail, axial leaded options for AC and DC high voltage and high interrupting rating applications.   The 6x32 mm 0ADEC ceramic cartridge fuses and the 6x32
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Date:
12/05/2017
The World’s First True All-in-One ATS for Critical Power
ABB launches TruONE, an all-new automatic transfer switch (ATS) with connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications. TruONE is the world’s first true ATS to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a single easy-to-install device that helps improve protection and makes
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Date:
12/05/2017
MSU Scholar Lands $2.7 Million to Improve Undergraduate STEM Education

Michigan State is leading an NSF-funded effort to improve undergraduate learning in science, math, technology and engineering.

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- As more universities attempt to transform how they teach science and math, a Michigan State University researcher is focusing on broader changes across networks of campuses in order to improve student learning. Ann Austin has received three grants totaling $2.7 million from
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Date:
12/04/2017
Sustainable Solvent Platform for Photon Upconversion Increases Solar Utilization Efficiency

Deep eutectic solvents used as the medium of sensitizer and emitter chromophores (left) and the photon upconverter developed (right). The sample converts low-intensity (a few mW) green light into clear blue emission and demonstrates high thermal stability during exposure to a burner flame for 1 min.

The conversion of solar energy into electricity is currently restricted by a concept known as the Shockley-Quesser limit. This limitation allows only photons that have higher energies than those of the bandgap to be used, while those with lower energies are wasted. In an effort to obtain a solution to this problem
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Date:
12/04/2017
Next-Generation Solvent Contributes to Next-Generation Biofuel Production From Biomass

After dissolving plant biomass by the novel solvent, carboxylate-type liquid zwitterion, hydrolysis and fermentation were consecutively carried out in one reaction pot for conversion into ethanol.

The first-generation biofuel, industrialized, ethanol, is produced from foodstuffs like maize, and thus poses great concern about a possible future shortage of food. It is therefore necessary to produce ethanol from non-food biomass like weeds, waste paper, paper cup, etc. (second-generation biofuel ethanol).
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Date:
12/04/2017
Boulder, CO, USA: GSA's governing Council approved a new position statement, Geoscience and Energy Policy, at its October 2017 meeting in Seattle, Washington. "This has been a long time coming," said GSA President Isabel Montañez. "I would like to thank the committee for their thoughtful
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Date:
12/01/2017

 



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