Notable & Newsworthy

October 2019
Air Velocity Sensors for Thermal Management
Posifa Technologies announced the new PAV3000 series of economical, high-performance air velocity sensors with digital I2C output and a surface-mount footprint for thermal management and filter monitoring in even the most space-constrained locations. Unlike thermistor-based solutions, the PAV3000 has a MEMS
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10/31/2019
Resettable PPTC Fuses Designed for Automotive Applications
Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces their 0ZRS Series of radial resettable PPTC fuses for automotive applications. These AEC-Q compliant fuses have an operating range of 500mA – 10A, a max. current of 100 A and continuous use at voltages up to 32 V DC, with an operating temperature of -40ºC to +125ºC. Featuring
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10/31/2019
Commercial Space Revenue Climbs to High of $328.86 Billion
Revenues from global commercial space activity in 2018 climbed to their highest level ever and now make up nearly 80% of the total global space industry, according to new findings from The Space Report Quarter Three. The Space Foundation published the third quarter 2019 issue of The Space Report today
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10/31/2019

Energy Harvesting Controllers Reduce Power Consumption
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced its RE Family, which encompasses the company’s current and future lineup of energy harvesting embedded controllers. The RE Family is based on Renesas’ proprietary SOTB (Silicon on Thin Buried Oxide) process technology, which dramatically reduces power consumption
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10/31/2019
Moving from Electromechanical to Solid-State in Relays and Circuit Breakers

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Figure 1: Contact wear in an electromechanical relay

As a mature technology, electromechanical relays and circuit breakers are well established, however they continue to suffer from some inherent weaknesses. Moving to solid-state technology can address these but introduces its own challenges. So, what is the right solution? In the movies, whenever the
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10/31/2019
Indium Corporation Launches No-Clean, Halogen-Free Flux
Indium Corporation has released TACFlux 108HF, a new no-clean, halogen-free, high tack force flux for hand soldering and rework applications.  TACFlux 108HF is compatible with SAC Pb-free alloys for PCB assembly applications. It joins Indium Corporation’s versatile offering of specialty fluxes
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10/31/2019
Humidity Control Sheets Protect Sensitive Equipment
FiberSource now offers Active-S Humidity Control Sheets, a maintenance-free alternative to desiccants, heaters, dehumidifiers, thermostats, hygrotherms, hygrostats, and corrosion inhibitors for preventing excess moisture in cabinets, enclosures, and cases. Originally developed to protect the
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10/30/2019
40V Synchronous Buck Converters Deliver High Efficiency
Diodes Incorporated announced the introduction of five synchronous buck converters with integrated high- and low-side MOSFETs, providing point-of-load (PoL) solutions with a continuous output current of either 3.5A or 5A. The devices feature proprietary gate driver technology, delivering superior EMI performance
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10/30/2019
Ultra-Low Jitter XOs Meet Needs of Compact Applications
Abracon's new ultra-low jitter (sub-80 typ.) AK5 and AK7 ClearClock XO series are designed to meet the needs of compact applications such as optical modules, active cables and small networking and storage gear while maintaining the world’s highest data rates in excess of 10Gbps and up to 100/400Gbps. Most
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10/30/2019
TTI Supports Breast Cancer Awareness w/ Fundraising Project
TTI, Inc., is proud to continue the company’s charitable commitment to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and to announce the results of the annual fundraising event held during the month of October in recognition of breast cancer awareness.    Sales from this year’s exclusive t-shirt fundraiser
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10/30/2019
PSDcast â€
Just recently, a company by the name of Anterix completed the first phase of a project with the DoE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Using Anterix’s 900 MHz spectrum, NREL demonstrated increased reliability for distributed generation systems such as solar and wind using private LTE communications. We’ve
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10/30/2019
Raltron Expands RF Cable Assembly Product Offering
MIAMI -- Raltron has expanded its RF cable assembly product offering to serve a wide range of RF applications and wireless use cases like IoT. The RF cable assembly product offering complements Raltron's RF connector, adapter and attenuators product lines. The expanded product offering can
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10/30/2019
Marshall Electronics Expands Popular OEM Lens Line
TORRANCE, Calif. -- Marshall Electronics' Optical Systems Division has announced the release of a new series of high-performance 5MP miniature lenses for industrial OEM applications, including automated robotic warehouses, robotics manufacturing and inspection, machine vision, automotive Tier-1, and visible
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10/30/2019
Mouser Electronics Stocks Samtec 5G Connectivity Solutions
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking 5G automotive and transportation connectivity solutions from Samtec for same-day shipment. Leveraging next-generation 5G networks and cloud services, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies enable vehicle intelligence, improve traffic flow, and increase safety.
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10/30/2019
Adesto Joins STMicroelectronics Partner Program
SANTA CLARA, CA – Adesto Technologies Corporation announced it has joined the STMicroelectronics Partner Program to enable optimal system operation for emerging IoT devices through the combination of its non-volatile memory (NVM) devices and the STM32 line of microcontrollers (MCUs). Adesto
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10/30/2019
Sales Agreement for Woodbridge's Particle Foam Packaging

Protective EPP dunnage for an automotive overhead light and sunroof cluster.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Schaefer Systems International, Inc., has entered into a sales agreement with Woodbridge, a global systems solution provider of fully integrated foam products. The Packaging Systems Division within SSI SCHAEFER will act as the sales entity pursuing returnable, molded particle
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10/30/2019
Automotive Display Touch Module Market to Grow in 2022
While the global market for automotive display touch modules is stalling in 2019, the longer-term outlook is revving up, with shipments expected to rise in the coming years due to improving economic conditions and rising demand from autonomous vehicles. Worldwide shipments of automotive touch modules
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10/30/2019
40 Watt DC/DC Converters with Improved Cost & Performance
TRACO POWER announces their new TEN 40E and TEN 40WIE families of 40 watt high-density DC/DC Converters optimized to reduce cost and improve performance in the industry standard 2" x 1" footprint. The primary difference between these two families of DC/DC converters is the TEN 40E has wide
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10/30/2019
DIN-Rail Power Supplies Awarded Network Rail Certification
PULS Power is pleased to announce that five of their QS Series products have been awarded full acceptance certification by Network Rail for use with signaling equipment in environments not exceeding 95% relative humidity. The Network Rail product acceptance process is required for products intended for use on
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10/29/2019
TTI Stocks Vishay Hybrid Energy Storage Capacitors
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., has stock for immediate shipment of the MAL219690113E3, a 90F, 2.8V Hybrid energy storage cap from Vishay. The Vishay 196 HVC series exhibits more than three times the energy density of a traditional supercapacitor and is available in 4F, 15F and 90F versions.
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10/29/2019
The Industry's First Ultra-High Noise Tolerant Comparators
ROHM has announced the development of the BA8290xYxxx-C series of ground sense comparators delivering breakthrough tolerance against EMI (noise resistance,) ideal for sensor applications in automotive systems such as ECUs and powertrain. New advancements in computerization and increase of densely
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10/29/2019
Efficient DC-AC Inverter for High-Voltage Electric Vehicles
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions announced a new DC-AC inverter, which offers a high efficiency commercial off-the-shelf solution for powering accessories on commercial electric and hybrid vehicles, including vehicles for emergency services, public utilities, deliveries and airports, as
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10/29/2019
Commutation Encoder for 9 mm to 15.875 mm BLDC Motor Shafts
TUALATIN, Ore. — CUI Devices’ Motion Group announced the introduction of a new model to its AMT commutation encoder family that supports larger motor shaft sizes from 9 mm to 15.875 mm (5/8 inch). The AMT33 series generates standard U/V/W communication signals for commutating brushless dc motors in industrial,
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10/29/2019
Expanded Series of Digital Oscilloscopes with 200MHz Model
Beaverton, OR – RIGOL Technologies announces an important expansion of their Oscilloscope Portfolio with the release of the new DS1202Z-E
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10/29/2019
GaN in Space

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Figure 1. Solar panels deployed on a satellite (Image courtesy of NASA)

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10/29/2019
Bipolar Power Supplies Based on the Common Buck Converter

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Figure 1. Electrical schematic of the two terminal, bipolar, adjustable power supply.

A bench-top power supply (PS) tends to have an even number of terminals (ignoring the chassis port)—with one positive terminal and one negative terminal. Using a bench-top supply to produce a positive polarity output is easy: set the minus output to GND and the positive output voltage at the plus output. It
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10/29/2019
Exclusive Broadband Hybrid Silicon-InGaAs Photodetectors
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. announced the global market introduction of its Models MT03-041 (TO-5) and MT03-047 (SMD), two new broadband hybrid Silicon-InGaAs photodetectors.   The industry-exclusive design of
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10/29/2019
PSDcast â€

We spoke with Jeremy Ludyjan, Head of Lighting Solutions at Tuya Smart, to discuss the interoperability (or lack thereof) of various competing standards.

Our November print issue of PSD deals with the Internet of Things, and not coincidentally, we’ve been talking about the IoT a lot lately. But one aspect we haven’t really discussed is the interoperability (or lack thereof) of various, competing standards. Be sure to catch us on iTunes here:
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10/29/2019
Equipment for Thin Magnetic Ribbon Minimizes Energy-Loss

Developed manufacturing equipment for amorphous ribbon.

JST announces that enterprise-led development of production equipment for ultra-low loss nano crystal (*1) ribbon, supported through the NexTEP-B type phase of the agency's "Adaptable and Seamless Technology Transfer Program through Target-driven R&D" (A-STEP) program (*2), has succeeded in its
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10/28/2019
Enabling Autonomous Vehicles to see Around Corners
To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there's a moving object coming around the corner. Autonomous cars could one day use the system to quickly avoid a potential collision with another
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10/28/2019
Pointing 5,000 Robotic 'Eyes' at the sky to see Dark Energy

DESI's 5,000 spectroscopic "eyes" can cover an area of sky about 38 times larger than that of the full moon, as seen in this overlay of DESI's focal plane on the night sky (top).

A new instrument mounted on a telescope in Arizona aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic "eyes" at the night sky on Oct. 22 to capture the first images showing its unique view of galaxy light. It was the first test of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, known as DESI, which
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10/28/2019
Mouser Electronics Stocks ADI Wideband Synthesizer
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the ADF5610 wideband synthesizer with an integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) from Analog Devices, Inc. The ADF5610 delivers exceptional performance and flexibility and is ideal for diverse market applications such as aerospace and defense, wireless infrastructure,
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10/28/2019
NASA Selects First Mode, ASU to Develop Marathon Moon Rover
SEATTLE -- First Mode has been selected by NASA to develop a pioneering lunar mission concept with Arizona State University (ASU). The effort will be funded through NASA’s Planetary Mission Concept Study program. The Intrepid mission would develop and deploy the Intrepid
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10/28/2019
TTI Receives Elite Supplier Designation from Lockheed Martin
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., announced the company has received an Elite supplier award from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. To achieve Aero Elite status a supplier must maintain 12 months at a 98 percent quality and delivery performance level and perform on more than one program. In addition,
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10/28/2019
Professional Upgrade to Free Online PCB Design Tool
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – In conjunction with the official launch of its DesignSpark online engineering and design community in North America, RS Components (RS) is debuting DesignSpark PCB Pro, a professional-level upgrade to its already popular free online PCB design tool, DesignSpark PCB. DesignSpark
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10/28/2019
Energy Regulation Rollbacks Threaten Progress

The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant in central Wyoming.

Pollutants from coal-fired power plants help make ground-level ozone, and a warming world exacerbates that. Recent rollbacks of U.S. energy regulations may speed climate change, keep pollutants coming, and thus slow the fight against harmful ozone, according to a new study to be published Friday. Currently,
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10/27/2019
Can Solar Technology Kill Cancer Cells?

Sophia and Richard Lunt's step-by-step approach has revealed a new way to detect and attack cancer cells using technology traditionally reserved for solar power.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Scientific breakthroughs don't always happen in labs. For Sophia and Richard Lunt, Michigan State University researchers, many of their breakthroughs happen during neighborhood walks. The married couple's step-by-step approach has revealed a new way to detect and attack cancer
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10/27/2019
Electrospun Fibers Weave new Medical Innovations

Electrospun fiber looks like a spiderweb.

When you visit Andrew Steckl's lab at the University of Cincinnati, you see a nondescript glass box that weaves together different fibers. He sees endless possibility. Steckl's lab is coming up with new applications for a fabrication process called coaxial electrospinning, which combines
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10/27/2019
Extracting Hidden Quantum Information From a Light Source

The total image or direct intensity image is obtained by the accumulation of light on the camera. With the technique, researchers are able to separate the quantum image of the "dead cat", and then subtract this image to the total image to obtain the classical image of the "alive cat".

Current super-resolution microscopes or microarray laser scanning technology are known because of their high sensitivities and very good resolutions. However, they implement high light power to study samples, samples that can be light sensitive and thus become damaged or perturbed when illuminated by these devices. Imaging
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10/25/2019
Cutting-Edge Robot Makes Short Work of Gardening Chores

The Trimbot robot trims a bush.

A gardening robot has been developed that can self-navigate and automatically prune roses and trim bushes. The green-fingered device - known as Trimbot - uses cameras and 3D mapping technology to find its way around gardens and perform precise tasks with cutting tools. Prototype robots
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10/25/2019
Cooking up a new Theory for Better Accelerators

Jefferson Lab's Ari Deibert Palczewski has been awarded a DOE Early Career Research Program grant to make a better theoretical model of accelerator preparation and performance.

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - While particle accelerators may be on the cutting edge of science, the building and preparation of some particle accelerator components has long been more of an art form, dependent on recipes born of trial and error. Now, Ari Deibert Palczewski hopes to change that. A staff scientist at the
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10/25/2019
Hydrogen Boride Nanosheets: Promising for a Hydrogen Carrier

The hydrogen storage and release capacity of HB sheets is exceptionally high due to their two-dimensional nature and unique electronic band structure.

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, and colleagues in Japan report a promising hydrogen carrier in the form of hydrogen boride nanosheets. This two-dimensional material, which has only recently begun to be explored, could go on to be used as safe, light-weight, high-capacity
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10/25/2019
Thermoelectric Coolers Efficiently Preserve Medical Reagents
In reagent storage systems, thermoelectric coolers offer a more efficient, cost- effective and reliable thermal control method compared to other thermal technologies. Thermoelectric coolers, like the CP Series, provide active cooling below ambient temperatures to extend the life of reagents,
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10/24/2019
High-Side Load Switch Improves Reliability
Plano, Texas - Diodes Incorporated announced the introduction of the AP22913, a 2.0A single-channel, slew-rate-controlled load switch with true reverse current blocking (TRCB) for high-side load-switching applications. Single-channel
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10/24/2019
Renesas Expands Access to Portfolio of IP Licenses
TOKYO, Japan ―Renesas Electronics Corporation announced expanded access to its highly sought portfolio of intellectual property (IP) licenses that allow designers to meet a broad range of customer requirements in a rapidly changing industry. Starting today, customers will have
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10/24/2019
ePumps Proudly Announces Partnership with SpaceX
ePumps.com is honored to announce their role in SpaceX’s upcoming Artemis I mission. The mobile launch pad for the upcoming Artemis I mission, called Pad 39B, was the site of a recent test launch in preparation for the mission to the lunar
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10/24/2019
Environmental Lights Partners with DiGidot Technologies
SAN DIEGO -- Environmental Lights announced it is partnering with DiGidot Technologies, a leading provider of pixel control solutions for LED lighting based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to offer DiGidot LED pixel control products to the U.S. market. Products will complement and expand Environmental Lights'
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10/24/2019
Scientists Build a Nanocage with Antiaromatic Walls

Figure 1. Chemical structure of an antiaromatic-walled nanospace. (a) construction of antiaromatic-walled nanospace. (b) X-ray crystal structure with a 3D NICS grid, showing magnetic deshielding experienced within the nanospace. Antiaromaticity effects becomes stronger in the order of yellow < orange < red color.

(Tokyo) Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Copenhagen have built a self-assembled nanocage with a very unusual nanospace: Its walls are made of antiaromatic molecules, which are generally considered too unstable to work with. By overturning assumptions
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10/23/2019
TTI Stocks Optical Sensor Modules from TT Electronics
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., is now stocking the OPB9001 reflective optical sensor module from TT Electronics. This sensor is targeted for medical and industrial applications including industrial printing, asset tracking, factory automation, automated banking systems, safety and security devices,
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10/23/2019
Potomac AFCOM Chapter Awards Scholarships to NOVA
RICHMOND, Va. – On behalf of Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), the Potomac AFCOM Chapter announced that students from North Virginia Community College (NOVA) will be awarded a $6,000 scholarship.  The scholarship
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10/23/2019
Biological Material Boosts Solar Cell Performance

Congcong Wu, associate research professor at Penn State, works with materials that can be inserted into next generation solar cells to improve their efficiency. Perovskite solar cells are an area of intense research due to their potential to offer a more efficient and less expensive alternative to traditional silicon-based solar technology.

Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology." Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin (bR) to perovskite solar cells boosted the efficiency of the devices in a series of laboratory tests, according to an international
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10/23/2019
UTSA Study Warns of Security Gaps in Smart Light Bulbs

UTSA researchers review the security gaps on smart bulbs exposing consumers to hacks.

Smart bulbs are expected to be a popular purchase this holiday season. But could lighting your home open up your personal information to hackers? Earlier this year Amazon's Echo made global headlines when it was reported that consumers' conversations were recorded and heard by thousands of employees. Now
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10/23/2019
High-Performance Tennis Court Lighting by Access Fixtures
Access Fixtures has introduced two new high-performance outdoor tennis court lighting packages to its lineup of recreational level tennis packages. The packages are available with either six poles and six luminaires or eight poles and eight luminaires. The 6 fixture package boasts an average of 22 footcandles
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10/23/2019
KORE Power to Build 10 GWh Battery Plant in U.S.
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- KORE Power announced its intentions to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. to support global growth efforts for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System.  The new facility will produce systems that are made in the USA and will stimulate economic growth
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10/22/2019
Soft-Switching Gate Drivers Slash Solar Inverter Costs
Campbell, Ca., USA: Pre-Switch, Inc., has announced that its revolutionary soft-switching IGBT and silicon carbide gate driver architecture, including the Pre-Drive 3 controller board, powered by the Pre-Flex FPGA, and RPG gate driver board, can significantly reduce the cost of solar inverters. The two-stage
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10/22/2019
TVS Diodes Feature High Peak Power and Current Ratings
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., introduced its Model 15KPA-SD-Q transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diode series. Bourns designed its latest TVS diodes for use in DC bus clamping applications, and to protect sensitive electronics applications against overvoltage transients. In addition, these new protection
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10/22/2019
PHY Wireless Addresses Real World Cellular Challenges
LA JOLLA, Calif. – PHY Wireless announced it has separated from its parent, Acorn Technologies. The spin-off will allow PHY Wireless to become a leading pure play provider of high performance accurate positioning mobile solutions for carriers, chip makers, IoT module manufacturers, application
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10/22/2019
Supercapacitors Feature Over-Voltage Protection
Advanced Linear Devices, Inc. (ALD) announced its precision dual-channel  family of products, which automatically balance supercapacitors with the addition of over-voltage protection (OVP). The ultra-low-power enables energy-efficient supercapacitor balancing, which is ideal for products that require low-loss
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10/22/2019
Transforming 2D Planes into 3D Soft and Flexible Structures

This is the cover image of the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces publishing the research paper.

DGIST announced that Professor Sohee Kim's research team in the Department of Robotics Engineering succeeded in developing a technology to produce flexible 3D medical devices. It is expected to be used in developing various devices with embedded electrical functionality or soft robots. Professor Sohee
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10/22/2019
Dartmouth Lab Introduces Next Wave of Interactive Technology
HANOVER, N.H. - Technology that advances the way that users interact with the world around them was introduced by Dartmouth at the 32nd ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2019). The next-generation technology, from Dartmouth's XDiscovery
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10/22/2019
Composite Metal Foam Outperforms Aluminum Aircraft Wings

Composite metal foam, with ruler for scale.

The leading edges of aircraft wings have to meet a very demanding set of characteristics. New research shows that a combination of steel composite metal foam (CMF) and epoxy resin has more desirable characteristics for use as a leading-edge material than the aluminum currently in widespread use. "We
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10/22/2019
$2.3 Million DOE Grant to Advance Ethanol Fuel Research

Discrete element method (DEM) computer models have been developed for describing biomass transport through a compression feed screw. This image shows mathematical simulation of biomass particles in feed screw at steady state.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Imagine trying to quickly turn a damp piece of plywood into a liquid and squeezing it through several small openings. That's essentially the challenge facing biorefineries trying to turn corn waste and related materials into ethanol fuel. A big challenge in biomass processing,
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10/22/2019
Brown and Caldwell Bolsters Utility Optimization Services
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Brown and Caldwell has strengthened its reliability-centered design and maintenance expertise by entering a Network Partner agreement with Aladon. Aladon
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10/22/2019
Power Analyzer Sets New Standard for Price/Performance
Poway, CA — Vitrek introduces the PA920 Series Ultra High Accuracy Power Analyzer. The PA920 sets the new standard for accuracy (0.24% of reading) in the graphical power analyzers market. It integrates an ultra-high-accuracy, wideband waveform digitizer with advanced computational capability, a large
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10/22/2019
Gateview Announces Next-Generation PDU Availability
WAKE FOREST, N.C. -- Gateview Technologies announced the availability of its next-generation, rack-mount Power Distribution Unit (PDU)— PowerLOK. The new single- and three-phase rack PDU keeps servers running efficiently and at a lower cost compared to traditional legacy powerstrips offered on the market today.
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10/22/2019
Sager Electronics and RECOM Power Distribution Agreement
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics announced the addition of RECOM Power to its line card. RECOM Power is a leader in the design and manufacture of AC/DC power supplies, DC/DC converters, switching regulators, and LED drivers. “Sager Electronics and its specialized group,
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10/21/2019
  Now at Mouser: Texas Instruments Sitara AM574x Processors
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Sitara AM574x processors from Texas Instruments (TI). These Arm Cortex-based devices achieve high levels of processing and are designed to meet the intense processing needs of modern embedded applications, including industrial communications, human-machine interface
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10/21/2019
Energy Storage Capacitors Offer High Moisture Resistance
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of 3.0 V ruggedized ENYCAP electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting and power backup applications in harsh, high humidity environments. Vishay BCcomponents 235 EDLC-HVR
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10/21/2019
Double Layer of Graphene Helps to Control Spin Currents

The multi-layered device used in the study. WS2: tungsten disulfide, hBN: boron nitride layer

In order to make transistors that operate using the spin of electrons, rather than their charge, it is necessary to find a way of switching spin currents on and off. Furthermore, the lifetime of the spins should at least be equal to the time taken for these electrons to travel through a circuit. University of
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10/17/2019
Europe Prepares Four 5G Pilots in Industrial Applications

A European research project coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), named 5Growth, will implant 5G technology in four working environments on the continent to validate the functioning of these new telecommunication networks. In Spain, this test will be carried out in the Basque Country, in one of the Innovalia headquarters.

A European research project coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), named 5Growth, will implant 5G technology in four working environments on the continent to validate the functioning of these new telecommunication networks. In Spain, this test will be carried out in the Basque Country, in
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10/17/2019
Controlling Ion Recognition in Reactive Host-Guest Systems

Illustration of the 'reaction first' and 'recognition first' scenarios in reactive host-guest systems (left) and the host molecule and its schematic representation used by Akine and colleagues (right).

Sometimes a molecule can only undergo a particular chemical reaction if it forms a so-called host-guest complex together with another molecule -- the two molecules are then bound together not by covalent bonds but by intermolecular forces. What happens is that first, the host recognizes the guest, after which
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10/17/2019
Computer Scientists Receive Award for Pioneering Work

Professor Reinhard Wilhelm of Saarland University

For their pioneering work, which was published in 2001, they were honored yesterday evening in New York at the International Conference on Embedded Software. Embedded software comprises programs that run on computers and control a technical system, for example, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) in
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10/17/2019
Autonomous Tram in Depot

The AStriD project focuses on the technical and legal challenges relating to the automation of tram depots.

The AStriD "Autonomous Tram in Depot" project is aimed at reaching the next milestone on the way towards autonomous transport systems: Full automation of a tram depot with an autonomous tram and digital depot operations. This project of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and industry partners
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10/17/2019
Bio-Circuitry Mimics Synapses, Neurons for Sensory Computing

Researchers at ORNL's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences demonstrated the first example of capacitance in a lipid-based biomimetic membrane, opening nondigital routes to advanced, brain-like computation.

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M University demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing. Results published in Nature Communications report the first
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10/17/2019
PSDcast â€

Marco Contento with Telit

We’ve spoken a lot about 5G on the PSDcast, and for good reason – 5G is the undisputed future of telecommunications, and the industry is definitely trending in that direction. But…in the process of switching over, portions
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10/17/2019
MachineMetrics Launches Industrial IoT Partner Ecosystem
BOSTON — MachineMetrics announced the formation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Partner Ecosystem. The program is designed to drive collaboration and innovation around MachineMetrics’ unique Industrial IoT platform to improve machine performance, enhance legacy manufacturing processes,
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10/17/2019
Miniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff Devices
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., introduced the company's smallest miniature resettable Thermal Cutoff (TCO) devices designed for overtemperature and overcurrent protection of lithium polymer and prismatic cells. The Bourns Model CB Series is the company's next generation of axial leaded TCO devices that control
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10/16/2019
Ultra-Low Clamping Voltage High-Surge TVS
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced the AOZ8621UNI, a series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) for VBUS protection using the latest high-surge TVS platform. This new series is ideal
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10/16/2019
Renesas Electronics Unveils R-Car Consortium Partner Program
TOKYO, Japan ―Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the launch of its R-Car Consortium Proactive Partner Program. The program adds a new level to Renesas’ current R-Car Consortium, enabling customers to quickly identify and engage with the partners whose solutions will help
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10/16/2019
Jupiter Partnership With Hawaiian Electric Companies
San Mateo, CA and Honolulu, HI - Jupiter announced an agreement with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to provide ongoing climate risk analytics services for generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure across five major islands of Hawaii. Jupiter also recently announced
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10/16/2019
Chains of Atoms Move at Lightning Speed Inside Metals

Masstransport in titanium

A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains of atoms dash around at lightning speeds inside the solid material. "The phenomenon we have discovered
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10/16/2019
Are we Underestimating Investing in Renewable Energy?
As policymakers seek to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants through increases in renewable energy, improving energy efficiency or electrifying transportation, a key question arises: Which interventions provide the largest benefits to avoid the negative health effects of air pollution? To address
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10/16/2019
Metal to Metal Oxide Progression

The ruthenium nanocluster (Ru) is attached to a support structure and heated to 200oc. Over time, the metal reacts with oxygen in the air, forming ruthenium oxide (RuOx). This reaction is detected by the support structure as a shift in current, helping to explain the underlying catalytic process.

A catalyst's utility is influenced by its surface charge and how that charge is transferred. Until recently, studying charge transfer has relied on complex imaging techniques that are both expensive and time-consuming. Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) report
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10/16/2019
Do we Trust AI Agents to Mediate Conflict? Not Entirely
We may listen to facts from Siri or Alexa, or directions from Google Maps or Waze, but would we let a virtual agent enabled by artificial intelligence help mediate conflict among team members? A new study says not just yet. Researchers from USC and the University of Denver created a simulation in
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10/16/2019
Mahr's
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mahr Inc., announced its new “Step Up to the Latest Technology” trade-in program.The program is running now through the end of 2019, and provides a cost efficient way for users to turn in older
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10/16/2019
Automotive Grade IHLP Inductors in Smallest 1212 Case Size
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced three new Automotive Grade IHLP® low profile, high current inductors in the company's smallest automotive-qualified case size to date: the 3.3 mm by 3.3 mm 1212. Designed to save space in next-generation ADAS and sensor applications, the Vishay Dale IHLP-1212AZ-5A,
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10/16/2019
CopperMax Plating System for MicroLink's UAV Solar Cells
KALISPELL, Mont. -- Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announced the sale of its Solstice S8 electroplating system to MicroLink Devices, a manufacturer of advanced, lightweight, and flexible solar cells. The new 8-chambered Solstice equipment, designed specifically for ≤200mm processing,
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10/15/2019
Screwless Terminal Blocks Ideal for High-Temp Operation
CUI Devices’ Interconnect Group announced the addition of screwless terminal block connectors for high temperature applications. Featuring wide -40 to +130°C operating temperature ranges, the horizontal orientation TBLH10‑350 and TBLH10‑500 series as well as the vertical orientation TBLH10V‑350 and
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10/15/2019
Software-Configurable Analog Front End With Integrated ADC
Analog Devices, Inc., introduced the AD4110-1 Analog Front End with integrated 24-bit ADC for industrial process control systems. AD4110-1 is a universal input AFE with an integrated ADC that allows customers to design a "platform" input module that they can configure for multiple functions. This saves
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10/15/2019
RF Signal Generators Provides Affordable IQ Generation
Beaverton, OR – RIGOL Technologies announces another significant expansion of its RF Test Portfolio with the release of 4 new models of the DSG800 Series RF Signal Generator. The explosion of IoT connected devices has led to a significant increase in the amount of digital data being transmitted
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10/15/2019
TTI Sponsors Industry Organization Women in Electronics
Fort Worth, Texas – The TTI Family of Companies is proud to announce its support and sponsorship of Women in Electronics. Founded in 2017, Women in Electronics is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional and personal leadership development of women in the electronics industry
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10/15/2019
ON Semiconductor, AImotive Collaborate on Sensor Fusion
PHOENIX, Ariz., USA – ON Semiconductor and AImotive have jointly announced that they will work together to develop prototype sensor fusion platforms for automotive applications. The collaboration will help customers explore highly integrated solutions for future generations of sensor data conditioning hardware
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10/15/2019
800 W AC-DC U-Channel Power Supplies
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions announced the ABC800 Series and MBC800 Series, which are U-Channel power supplies ideal for industrial (ABC Series) and medical (MBC Series) applications and available in a variety of single output voltages. The ABC800 Series of U-channel power
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10/15/2019
Miniature Power Connector Offers Heat Resistance to 125°C
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS — Hirose has launched a low-profile wire-to-board connector for high heat and high vibration applications including automotive, off-highway and transportation. Combining a space-saving design with high heat resistance up to 125 degree C, the 2mm pitch ZE05 Series
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10/15/2019
Traco Power - new 0.6 and 1A POL converters
The TSR-WI line is a set of non-isolated POL converter series with an ultra wide 8:1 input voltage range which come in standard SIP-3 packages. Covering the majority of standard bus- and battery voltages this POL converter line is a versatile solution for many applications
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10/15/2019
Cheaper Catalyst can Generate Hydrogen in Commercial Device

Hydrogen gas is a massively important industrial chemical for making fuel and fertilizer, and a clean, high-energy-content molecule that can be used in fuel cells or to store energy generated by variable power sources like solar and wind.

Menlo Park, Calif. -- Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time that a cheap catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial device. The electrolyzer
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10/15/2019
eGaN FET Helps Time-of-Flight Lidar Systems 'See' Better
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— EPC announces successful AEC Q101 qualification of the 15 V EPC2216 designed for lidar applications where increased accuracy is vital such as in self-driving cars and other time-of-flight (TOF) applications including facial recognition, warehouse automation, drones and mapping. The
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10/15/2019
Compact Form Factors for DC Link Applications
TDK Corporation has extended the portfolio of EPCOS film capacitors for DC link applications with the B3277*X/Y/Z series. The new capacitors feature compact dimensions, high capacitance density and high current capability. They are designed for rated voltages of between 500 and 1200 V DC. The series offers numerous
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10/15/2019
4Gb High-Speed CMOS DDR4 SDRAMs
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory announced that it has expanded its product offering with a new line of high-speed CMOS DDR4 SDRAMs. For improved performance over previous-generation DDR3 devices, the 4Gb AS4C256M16D4 and AS4C512M8D4 offer lower power consumption and faster data transfer rates in 96-ball
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10/14/2019
Dual Channel PPTC with 50% Smaller Footprint
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. announced a new series of 250V Telecom PPTCs designed to help make telecom and network equipment more reliable. The TSM250-130 series protects against power cross and induced power surges as defined in ITU, Telcordia GR1089 and IEC 62368-1. Because it combines two
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10/14/2019
Server and AI Engine Set for Vehicle and Airborne Systems
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At the Association for the United States Army (AUSA) conference, General Micro Systems (GMS) announced that its new S422-SW and X422 combination has been chosen for two new military development programs. The system pair brings a massive amount of server processing power, 10/40/100 Gigabit
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10/14/2019
Rohde & Schwarz, Cardinality, and Dell Analytics Solution
Leipzig, Germany — ipoque GmbH, a Rohde & Schwarz company providing market-leading network analytics software, announced today a partnership with Cardinality and Dell. R&S Net Sensor OEM, the new leading-edge software IP probe by Rohde & Schwarz, is integrated in Cardinality’s Perception platform,
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10/14/2019
TTI Receives Premier Supplier Award from Raytheon
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., announces the company has received recognition from Raytheon as a Premier Award winner for 2019. As part of Raytheon’s Supplier Excellence Program, selected Premier Award suppliers are recognized for their outstanding performance and support to Raytheon’s
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10/14/2019
TTI, Inc. Announces TTI Brazil Ltda.
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced the expansion of service to its customers and supplier partners doing business in Brazil through the establishment of TTI Brazil Ltda. Don Akery, President of TTI Americas, had this
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10/14/2019
Ultra-High-Efficiency Power IC for IoT Applications
Santa Clara, CA. — GLF Integrated Power introduces the GLF74130 input Power Mux IC that offers significant efficiency improvement over traditional diode-based solutions. The tiny (1.27 mmm x 1.67 mm) Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaged (WLCSP) Mux provides automatic/manual selection between two 1.5V to
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10/13/2019
Automotive MLVs with Low Clamping-to-Working-Voltage Ratios
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation released a new series of automotive-qualified multilayer varistors (MLVs) especially designed to exhibit lower breakdown- and clamping-voltage to working-voltage ratios than other standard varistors. Comprised of zinc-oxide-based (ZnO-based) ceramic semiconductor devices
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10/13/2019
CDM Distributes Sumitomo's SAE AS23053 Heat Shrink Tubing
Turnersville, NJ - CDM Electronics announced the availability of their deep inventory of SAE AS23053 extended dimensional life heat shrink tubing manufactured by Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products Inc. (SEIP).  The new SAE AS23053 standard requiring QPL approval replaces MIL-I-23053,
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10/13/2019
32-Bit Arm Cortex-M Microcontrollers with Advanced Security
TOKYO, Japan ―Renesas Electronics Corporation unveiled the Renesas Advanced (RA) Family of 32-bit Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers (MCUs). RA MCUs deliver the ultimate combination of optimized performance, security, connectivity, peripheral IP, and easy-to-use Flexible Software Package
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10/13/2019
Precision Products Becomes Distributer for Microdrones
Rome, NY -- PRECISION PRODUCTS is becoming a distributor of Microdrones. Available immediately, Precision Products is offering Microdrones Integrated Systems that come with everything a commercial user needs to get started using drones for surveying and mapping – the UAV, the sensors, and the software
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10/13/2019
Spectrum Analyzers Introduce
Beaverton, OR – RIGOL Technologies announces another significant expansion of their RF Test Portfolio with the release of a new lower cost Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer. RIGOL's New RSA3000E Spectrum Analyzers bring the power of UltraReal real-time analysis to a new class of customer who
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10/13/2019
MIPI PHY Device Offers Fast Switching
Plano, Texas – Diodes Incorporated announced the PI3WVR648GEAEX five-lane MIPI 2:1 switch, capable of switching physical layers that comply with either C-PHY or D-PHY serial interfaces, as defined by the industry standard specification for image sensors and cameras in smartphones and displays in mobile applications.   As
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10/10/2019
Access Fixtures Introduces New Heat-Resistant Light Fixture
Access Fixtures, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and sports lighting, has introduced a new heat resistant linear fixture called the TMPI. This fixture is the first of its kind from Access Fixtures and was designed with maximum efficiency in mind. The fixture itself is extreme
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10/10/2019
Mouser and Grant Imahara Explore Prototype Design with Arduino
Mouser Electronics Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released the second video in the Engineering Big Ideas series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. Watch the latest video at https://mou.sr/EIT2019-2.   In
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10/10/2019
The Only Fully Comprehensive AI-Driven Battery Tester
The battery testing technology will be rebranded BatteryWare under a new wholly owned subsidiary of E-Getx Limited and will be exclusively used for the first in the field tests of the ConFlow Power Device to be conducted during the 1st quarter of 2020.   BatteryWare is unique.
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10/09/2019
Automotive-Compliant Linear Regulators Deliver High PSRR
Plano, Texas – Diodes Incorporated introduced the company’s first low-dropout (LDO) linear regulators compliant to AEC-Q100 Grade 1. The AP7315Q and AP7343Q deliver 150mA and 300mA respectively and are suitable for any automotive application that requires tight voltage regulation across operating conditions,
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10/09/2019
Lower-Power Family of Isolated, Regulated DC-DC Modules
Power density, low weight and ease-of-use are critical considerations when designing isolated, regulated DC-DC converter systems for a broad range of robotics, UAV, rail, communications and defense/aerospace applications. The new DCM2322 ChiP family, a lower-power variant of the Vicor DCM3623 series, are targeted
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10/09/2019
SiC MOSFETs with 35% Lower Switching Loss
ROHM announced the availability of six new trench gate structure SiC MOSFETs (650V/1200V), the SCT3xxx xR series, ideal for server power supplies, UPS systems, solar power inverters, and EV charging stations requiring high efficiency.  The SCT3xxx
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10/08/2019
Combined ESD and EMI Protection for Audio Equipment
TDK Corporation has expanded its lineup of chip varistors with the new AVRF101U6R8KT242 for audio equipment, which offers both ESD and EMI protection. This product is intended for audio equipment that uses wireless communications in the 2.4 GHz band. Thanks to optimization of its capacitance of 6.8 pF, the multilayer
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10/08/2019
TriMed Introduces Award-Winning 3D Medical Device Solution
SARASOTA, Fla. -- TriMed announced the availability of Exiom's innovative Xkelet casts and product line to the U.S. medical marketplace. The Red Dot Award-winning orthosis system is recognized for its custom-fitting 3D printed cast that optimizes hygiene, functionality and comfort. The Xkelet brace
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10/08/2019
High-Temperature Thyristor Series for Thermal Management
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. announced an additional five series of high-temperature. Available in five compact, surface-mount and through-hole packages, these components expand the Littelfuse TRIAC product line by making high 150°C maximum junction temperature devices available in 600V to
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10/08/2019
Position Sensor Offers Robust, High-Resolution Performance
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new high precision position sensor that offers more robust performance than existing absolute encoders and better resolution and accuracy than traditional Hall effect sensors for industrial robotics and other demanding applications. The new RAMK060
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10/08/2019
Reducing Bill of Materials in Wireless Audio Designs
CHANDLER, Ariz. – To help Bluetooth speaker and headphone manufacturers maintain product differentiation in the competitive wireless audio market, Microchip Technology Inc. released the next generation of its Bluetooth 5.0-qualified dual-mode audio IC and fully certified module. Measuring
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10/08/2019
NXM Achieves PSA Level One Certification from UL
NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- UL announced that NXM Labs, Inc., a technology innovator focused on autonomous security software that enables devices to create, manage and dynamically regenerate their own security, has achieved Platform Security Architecture (PSA) Level One (L1) Certification. Through independent security
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10/08/2019
Laird Modules for Bluetooth 5 Now at Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the BL654PA (Power Amplified) module from Laird Connectivity. The FCC, IC, RCM, KC, and Bluetooth SIG-certified module allows engineers to implement single-mode Bluetooth 5 and Thread (802.15.4) technology into simple Bluetooth Low Energy designs. The
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10/08/2019
IoT solution Accelerates Digital Transformation for Industry
SAN JOSE, CALIF. – ADLINK Technology has announced the general release of its ADLINK Edge IoT solution which enables industry to gain maximum business value from rapidly deploying IoT technology. Following market leading R&D investment, extension of its partner ecosystem and
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10/08/2019
Photovoltaic Research Spans Countries, Disciplines

A researcher produces a photovoltaic cell in ASU's QESST University Research Center. QESST is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Photo by Marco-Alexis Chaira, Arizona State University.

Tempe, Arizona - A new research project spanning five universities in three countries and led by Arizona State University will work to improve solar cell technology and look into new uses for photovoltaic (PV) devices. ASU's Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (
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10/07/2019
Graphene Turns 15 on Track to Deliver on its Promises

A special Nature Nanotechnology issue celebraes 15 years since the Nobel Prize-winning "ground-breaking experiments on graphene."

Graphene is light, flexible, conductive, and one of the strongest materials in the world. And it is right on track to deliver on its promises - the Graphene Flagship is confident many applications will be unveiled in the next decade. In a special Nature Nanotechnology issue, celebrating 15 years since
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10/06/2019
TTI Adds SSI Technologies to NA Distribution Agreement
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., has announced the company has entered into a North America distribution agreement with SSI Technologies, an Amphenol Company.  SSI Technologies, based in Janesville, Wisconsin, produces the highest quality and most reliable pressure, level and magnetic sensors, sensor-based
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10/06/2019
Infrared Series for Face Recognition Solutions
Shulin, New Taipei City - EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. releases three new infrared products that support the smart automation of automotive devices to make our lives more convenient. The VS-FI3535 LED Series is suitable for driver facial recognition. The ALS-DPDIC17 LED Series can be used
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10/06/2019
SMARTLED Series for Automotive Interior Applications
Shulin, New Taipei City – EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. releases a new generation of lighting products for automotive interior application to bring more convenience to our life. The new EL SMARTLED (S-Smart, M-Multi Function, A-Automotive, R-RGB, T-Technology) Series is suitable for automotive interior lighting
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10/04/2019
2D Topological Physics From Shaking a 1D Wire
Limiting quantum particles to move in one, two, or three dimensions has led to the observation of many striking phenomena. A prime example is the quantization of the Hall conductance measured in 2D materials in a strong magnetic field. Nowadays, gases of ultracold atoms provide a powerful platform for easily
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10/04/2019
Sample Kits for GaN on SiC 0.15Îm-gate Technology
Tao Yuan, Taiwan – WIN Semiconductors Corp has developed sample kits for its gallium nitride (GaN) based 0.15μm-gate technology. The NP15-00 mmWave compound semiconductor technology is ideal for transmit power amplifiers used in 5G mmWave radio access networks, satellite communications and
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10/03/2019
Expanded Surface Mount SWIR Reflective Sensor Offerings
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. announced the recent expansion of its industry-exclusive surface mount (SMD) SWIR reflective sensor family.   The superior alignment and sensitivity of Marktech’s surface mount SWIR
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10/03/2019
Ossia Receives Second FCC Certification
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Ossia Inc. announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted Ossia an equipment authorization for wireless power delivery for its asset tracking system, the Cota Forever Tracker. The wireless power delivery for this system is certified under Part 18 of the FCC’s rules. Ossia’s
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10/03/2019
LED Fixture Boasts an L70 Rated Life of 50,000 Hours
Access Fixtures has introduced a new LED step light fixture called the TRED. The TRED is available in 12 watts and boasts a long L70 rated life of 50,000 hours. Step lights can be mounted on steps, stairwells, and walls to illuminate areas of ingress and egress. The TRED is available in both white light and
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10/03/2019
Adesto and Microsoft Accelerate Internet of Things Solutions
SANTA CLARA, CA – Adesto Technologies Corporation announced it has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT, ensuring customers can get solutions based on its SmartServer IoT up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services. Microsoft
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10/03/2019
LSU Researchers Continue Work on Bendable Concrete
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Work on developing an engineered cementitious composite, or bendable concrete, for mass adoption by LSU Construction Management researchers continues and the results are promising. Most recently, the team constructed three 60-foot-long overlay sections on top of a section of deteriorated
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10/03/2019
Electrochemical Catalysts Harvest Energy from the Sun

The structure of the proposed device, showing how the generated holes (h+) are used to facilitate thiol oxidation. The measured current increases dramatically under illumination and application of a slight potential.

A research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Kanazawa University develops an eco-friendly device that uses solar energy to catalyze an electrochemical oxidation reaction with high efficiency. Green energy sources constitute a hot research field globally because of the current
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10/03/2019
Keeping Cool with Quantum Wells
Tokyo, Japan - University of Tokyo researchers have announced a new approach for electrical cooling without the need for moving parts. By applying a bias voltage to quantum wells made of the semiconductor aluminum gallium arsenide, electrons can be made to shed some of their heat in a process called "evaporative
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10/03/2019
Mouser Praises Winners of Create the Future Design Contest
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global electronic component distributor and sponsor of the Create the Future Design Contest, will join in recognizing the 2019 winners at a special awards reception and dinner in New York City on November 8. Mouser’s valued suppliers Intel and Analog Devices, Inc. teamed with
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10/03/2019
A Metronome for Quantum Particles

Joachim Burgdörfer, Stefan Donsa and Iva Brezinova

It is like a microscope for time: Today's methods of attosecond physic allows us to measure extremely short time intervals. With the help of short laser pulses, physical processes can be investigated on a time scale of attoseconds - that is billionths of a billionth of a second. For example, it is
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10/02/2019
Smartphone Typing Speeds Catching up with Keyboards

A screen capture of the typing test on mobile.

The largest experiment to date on mobile typing sheds new light on average performance of touchscreen typing and factors impacting the text input speed. Researchers from Aalto University, University of Cambridge and ETH Zürich analysed the typing speed of tens of thousands of users on both phones and computers.
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10/02/2019
Cathy Newman to Host SOE Women in Engineering Event
Panellists from across the engineering world will convene in London to discuss the role of schools in promoting positive messages about modern, cutting-edge engineering and career opportunities within engineering-related sectors. On the panel to debate how to attract more women into engineering are
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10/02/2019
Mouser Electronics, MATRIX Industries Distribution Agreement
Mouser Electronics, Inc., announces a global distribution agreement with MATRIX
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10/02/2019
Linear ReDriver Optimized for Next-Gen Video Applications
Plano, Texas – Diodes Incorporated announced the industry’s first HDMI 2.1 transparent, linear ReDriver optimized for power and cost in digital TVs, laptop and desktop computers, VR devices, and gaming consoles. It is able to support video resolutions up to 10K. The PI3HDX12211
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10/02/2019
Capacitor Series for Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Applications
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- KEMET Corporation has announced a complete capacitance and voltage offering for the KC-LINK ceramic surface mount capacitors in the EIA 3640 case size.  The very high ripple current capabilities make KC-LINK capacitors ideal for use with fast-switching wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors,
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10/01/2019
AVX Donates $15K to Help Fund a New Splash Pad Park
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation donated $15,000 to help fund the construction of a splash pad park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, which has been home to its corporate headquarters since 2010. The Fountain on Main splash pad park, presented by Greenville Water, is free to the public and conveniently
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10/01/2019
Pre-Provisioned Solutions for Deployments of Any Size
CHANDLER, Ariz. — As the number and types of connected devices proliferates, market fragmentation and security vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things (IoT) have created significant challenges for developers. Hardware-based security is the only way to protect secret keys from physical attacks
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10/01/2019
TVS Diode Arrays Ideal for High-Speed Data Interfaces
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc., introduced a series of low capacitance TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) optimized to protect high-speed differential data lines from electrostatic discharge (ESD), cable discharge events (CDE), electrical fast transients (EFT), and lightning-induced surges, keeping
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10/01/2019
Thin Film Resistors With 0.01% Tolerance and 5 ppm TCR
RALEIGH, NC – The RNCF Series from Stackpole is a surface mount precision thin film chip resistor series with one of the broadest ranges of resistance values, sizes, tolerances, and TCR's in the industry. The RNCF Series has thousands of popular part numbers in stock including many values
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10/01/2019
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Global Technology Systems, Inc. (GTS) announced that it teamed with Dr. Boris Tsenter to develop groundbreaking, high-performance Lithium-water (Li-water) rechargeable battery technology for the energy storage and mobile device markets. The new Lithium-water technology will
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10/01/2019
Motor Drive Analyzers Leverage New Platform and Software
Chestnut Ridge, NY – Teledyne LeCroy announced its new MDA 8000HD Motor Drive Analyzers, which leverage the new WaveRunner 8000HD High Definition Oscilloscope (HDO) platform of 8 analog channels, 12-bit vertical resolution at all times, up to 5 Gigapoints of acquisition memory (1.25 Gigapoints
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10/01/2019
MEMS Thermopile Vacuum Sensors With Broad Effective Range
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Posifa Technologies introduced its new PVC3000 series of MEMS thermopile vacuum sensors. Built on the proven performance of the company's leading Pirani devices, the next-generation sensors deliver a wider effective range from 1 millitorr (0.13 Pa) to 1 atm (760 torr, or 101 kPa) to eliminate
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10/01/2019
Researchers Synthesize 'Impossible' Superconductor

Cerium superhydride, a 'forbidden' compound.

Researchers from the U.S., Russia, and China have bent the rules of classical chemistry and synthesized a "forbidden" compound of cerium and hydrogen -- CeH9 -- which exhibits superconductivity at a relatively low pressure of 1 million atmospheres. The paper came out in Nature Communications. Superconductors
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10/01/2019
Squid-Inspired Robots Might Have Environmental Applications

Xiaobo Bi and Qiang Zhu discuss their work developing an aquatic robot inspired by cephalopods. (Left) Envisioned squid-inspired robot that combines fin flapping and jetting for locomotion. (Right) Numerical simulations provide insights of the underlying physical mechanisms.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Inspired by the unique and efficient swimming strategy of cephalopods, scientists developed an aquatic robot that mimics their form of propulsion. These high-speed, squidlike robots are made of smart materials, which make them hard to detect -- an advantage that has potential military
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10/01/2019
Liquid Crystals Allow Directed Transmission of Electricity

The structural formula of liquid crystals superimposed on an image of the liquid crystal phase prepared using a polarized light microscope together with examples of the fluorescence exhibited by liquid crystals in various solvents (bottom right)

Liquid and solid - most people are unaware that there can be states in between. Liquid crystals are representative of one such state. While the molecules in liquids swim around at random, neighboring molecules in liquid crystals are aligned as in regular crystal grids, but the material is still liquid. Liquid
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10/01/2019
DOE Announces $21.4 Million for Quantum Research

(From left to right) Brookhaven computational scientist Shinjae Yoo (principal investigator), Brookhaven physicist Chao Zhang, and Stony Brook University quantum information theorist Tzu-Chieh Wei are developing deep learning techniques to efficiently handle sparse data using quantum computer architectures. Data sparsity is common in high-energy physics experiments.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $21.4 million in funding for research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) related to both particle physics and fusion energy sciences. "QIS holds great promise for tackling challenging questions in a wide range of disciplines,"
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10/01/2019
Amazon to buy 100,000 Electric Vans

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

As Amazon plows forward with its plans for world domination expansion, they’ve committed to buying 100,000 electric vans and eliminating fossil fuels altogether. EV
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10/01/2019