Notable & Newsworthy

April 2020
PSDcast - An Open-Source Emergency Ventilator

Aaron Quitugua-Flores from MPS

Monolithic Power Systems has assembled an emergency ventilator inspired by the open-source MIT design, and their automated resuscitator mechanizes the human squeezing of the bag and helps where a full ICU ventilator isn't available. On today's show, we've got Aaron Quitugua-Flores from MPS to delve a bit deeper into
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04/30/2020

April's Most-Read Articles
These are the technical features that grabbed the most eyeballs throughout the month of April, based on figures from Google Analytics. So while you're hunkered down in the home office (and possibly dealing with cabin fever), reacquaint yourselves with some of PSD's best content. GaN and 48 V - Where are We and Where are We Going? Author: Alex Lidow Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder, Efficient Power C
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04/30/2020
Lightweight Aluminum Backshells for D-sub Connectors
Positronic is pleased to announce the release of new Lightweight Aluminum Backshells for its D-subminiature (D-sub) connectors. New styles have been added to the existing portfolio, including straight exit, side exit and low-profile designs. These designs are appealing for applications where size and space co
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04/30/2020
Compact Dual Inductors with High Saturation Current
TDK Corporation has extended its range of dual inductors to include the new EPCOS series B82477D6*. The seven series types cover an inductance range from 2 x 3.9 µH to 2 x 47 µH and are designed for maximum rated currents from 2.83 A to 7.05 A. A special feature of the in
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04/30/2020
Vishay's P-Channel MOSFET Now Available from TTI
Vishay has introduced a new -30V P-channel TrenchFET Gen IV power MOSFET that offers industry-low on-resistance of 3.5mΩ at 10V. The SiSS05DN is packaged in the 3.3mm by 3.3mm thermally enhanced PowerPAK 1212-8S package. In addition, the SiSS05DN exhibits best in class on-resistance times gate charge of 172 m
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04/29/2020
IMU Sensor Includes 3-axis MEMS Accelerometers, Gyroscopes
ACEINNA announced high volume availability of the new ACEINNA IMU383ZA, which integrates triple-redundant, 3-axis MEMS accelerometer and gyroscope sensors. This miniature module is factory-calibrated over the -40C to +85C industrial temperature range, to provide consistent performance through extreme operating en
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04/29/2020
Infineon gets regulatory approval for Cypress acquisition
Beginning of June 2019, Infineon and Cypress announced that the companies had signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon would acquire Cypress. With the acquisition, Infineon will be able to offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio for linking the real with the digital world and shaping digitalizati
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04/29/2020
Integrated Active Clamp Flyback Controller range expanded
Silanna Semiconductor focuses on the ultimate Power Management challenges with best in class power density and efficiency that delight customers with unprecedented BoM savings. First announced at APEC 2019, Silanna Semiconductor has delivered on the customer expectations and market penetration of Active Clamp F
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04/29/2020
Compact, low ESR Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors
Available from a rated voltage of 6.3VDC to 100VDC, the FN series offers wide capacitance values (10µF up to 1800µF), which are between 20% and 80% higher than the long-running FK series. With 2.000 hours lifetime at a rated temperature range from -55°C to +105°C and low ESR feature, the FN series is the so
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04/29/2020
Pre-Switch appoints Foxy Power to boost sales
Founded in 2016, Pre-Switch has overcome the previously-insurmountable challenges of implementing soft-switching in DC/AC systems with varying input voltage, temperature and load conditions. Pre-Switch uses AI to constantly-adjust the relative timing of elements within the switching system required to force a re
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04/29/2020
600W fanless AC-DC power supplies
The ultra-compact power supplies deliver full load power under a wide range of conditions without additional cooling. The UCH600 series is ideal for use where no forced air is available, or fan noise or the ingress of dirt is undesirable. This includes medical devices, as well as those requiring BF patient pro
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04/29/2020
ecosine max series of passive harmonic filters
The new ecosine max filter series FN3470/71, FN3480/81, FN3472/73 and FN3482/83 are based on Schaffner's award-winning ecosine platform and are available with versions for 400 VAC and 480 VAC, and 50 Hz and 60 Hz networks.  They are a key passive power quality product for the higher power ranges (250KW-5
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04/29/2020
Analog Devices announces COVID-19 response
The company will expedite production of its healthcare technologies that can help fight COVID-19. These include critical measurement and control technologies that are used in medical equipment essential for diagnostics and treatment for COVID-19 patients, such as ventilators, respirators, diagnostic test systems,
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04/29/2020
IQD launches a new GNSS disciplined OCXO
This new design incorporates an internal GNSS receiver with a 1PPS output which is compatible with an external GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU and GALILEO source and is housed in a 14-pin 60mm square package. When coupled to an external aerial via the incorporated SMA connector, in the event of the loss of the GNSS signa
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04/29/2020
TI LMG341xR050 GaN Power Stage, Available at Mouser
With an integrated gate driver and robust protection features, the 600-V, 50-milliohm device allows designers to achieve new levels of efficiency in their power conversion systems, including in high-density industrial and consumer power supplies, high-voltage battery chargers, solar inverters,
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04/29/2020
HDMI 2.1 Active Switch Optimized for Signal Integrity, Power
Diodes Incorporated announced the PI3HDX12221, an HDMI 2.1 active switch with linear ReDriver that enables manufacturers of TVs, PCs, gaming consoles, and set-top boxes to adopt the latest 12Gbps HDMI standard. The device supports dual inputs with a signal cleaning function that enables extending channel lengths. Op
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04/29/2020
AI-Optimized Soft-Switching Achieves 99% Efficiency
Pre-Switch, Inc., has released a demonstration and full explanation of its CleanWave200 inverter reference. An animated sequence of 20 1µs screen captures illustrates the Pre-Switch AI actively learning from initial start-up with unknown conditions, then subsequently optimizing and adjusting the timing necessary to
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04/29/2020
Mouser adds Excelsys Low Voltage Power Supplies
Through the agreement, Mouser Electronics is now stocking Excelsys low-voltage power supplies. The Xsolo ultra-compact, single-output power supplies provide 500 W in a convection-cooled chassis or up to 1008 W in an enclosed, fan-cooled chassis. Offering an output current range of 10.5 A to 42 A a
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04/29/2020
Rugged dual channel power supply for marine engine control
Based on a ruggedized platform for use in harsh environments, the ENMA500D24/2x27-CC provides two 27V/20A isolated outputs and a total power of 540W. The power supply is housed in a robust IP56 case, it is mechanically designed for efficient conduction cooling, and it complies with DNV/GL standards. From loca
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04/29/2020
New timesaving functions for R&S ESW EMI test receiver
It works with double bandwidth to increase measuring speed. Also new is the R&S EWS-K58 multi CISPR ADP option. It precisely shows the effects of interference on digital communication systems. The option accelerates CISPR 11 tests on microwave ovens and could prevail for other product tests in the future. The R
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04/29/2020
Linear Mux/DeMux ReDriver with Integrated USB-C Detector
Offering 1:2/2:1 mux/demux functionality, the ReDrivers can be used to extend the reach of USB signals running across rigid or flexible PCBs in gaming consoles, laptops, desktop computers, tablets, and other consumer applications. As the speed of serial buses, such as USB, continues to increase, overcoming sign
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04/29/2020
200Vdc 5kW, 10kW and 15kW DC power supply series
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of three 0 - 200V, 19" wide, rack mount, programmable DC power supplies ... Read More
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04/29/2020
Toshiba launches two new 80V N-channel power MOSFETs
Both devices are suited to a wide range of power applications where low-loss operation is important, including highly efficient AC-DC and DC-DC conversion in data centres and communication base stations as well as a broad range of motor drive equipment. Both the TPH2R408QM and TPN19008QM are 80V U-MOSX-H prod
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04/29/2020
ETAL approved to join JOSCAR
This approval is valued by world leaders in the defence and aerospace industry, and is a mark of ETAL's continued commitment to compliance and quality assurance.   Commenting on the approval, Dan Phelan, President of ETAL Group, said, "We are pleased to have met the requirements to become a fully
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04/29/2020
Traco Power launches new website
The website is designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality, while allowing customers to easily access and compare the full product portfolio Traco Power has to offer. Created with the best user experience in mind, the site includes many new features to help
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04/29/2020
Wireless Charging Coils Directly Replace EOL Devices
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced new powdered iron based, WPC-compliant (Wireless Power Consortium) wireless charging coils that offer direct replacements for devices for which end-of-life (EOL) was announced in 2017. Offering a durable construction and high permeability shielding, the Vishay Dale receiver an
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04/29/2020
Stretchable Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Micro-Honeycomb

Schematic diagram of stretchable battery manufacturing process

The microscale reentrant-honeycomb shaped, graphene-based electrode is characterized by an accordion-like structural stretchability. A stretchable gel electrolyte and stretchable separator are also developed for all-component stretchable full cells, applying for future stretchable devices. A Korean research
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04/29/2020
Lower TCR - Higher Precision Resistors
The series also features a lower temperature coefficient of resistance than the entire existing product line up.   Industrial relevance   The metal glaze thick film resistive element and three layers of electrodes are an essential characteristic for this group of resistors - and guarantee a state-o
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04/28/2020
Its accuracy in the measuring range -40 to 125°C is ±0.5°C, while in the range -10 to 60°C it goes down to ±0.25°C. Applications extend from PCB temperature monitoring and system monitoring for power supplies, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and cold chain monitoring, to sensor technology in indus
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04/28/2020
Automotive-compliant CMOS Clock Buffers
The buffers are designed for low power operation in ambient temperatures of up to 105°C, as found in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), infotainment applications, and automotive gateways. Increasing sophistication of automotive electronics has led to more complex system clock trees. The increased number of cl
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04/28/2020
Rugged flat flex cable to PCB connection system
CrimpFlex complies with the most rigorous electrical and mechanical requirements. CrimpFlex contacts ensure excellent mechanical retention and electrical contact by piercing the flat-flex cable conductor in 6 points; this is the basis for the Nicomatic patent, and the contacts can pierce cable materials including polyester,
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04/28/2020
600W half brick DC-DC converter certified to EN 62477-1
This extends the PH-A280 series of 200 to 425Vdc input power modules from 50 to 600W. The new 24V output model is designed for data communications, power transmission and renewable energy applications utilising a 380V HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) input. The PH600A280-24 model is rated at 24V 25A and h
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04/28/2020
Pyreos prioritises pyroelectric detectors for ventilators
Typically used with ventilators, Capnometers continuously measure CO2 concentration in breath and the high speed of Pyreos infrared sensors makes them particularly suitable. CO2 monitoring permits clinicians to check whether ventilators have been correctly set up (intubated) and also supports diagnosis of lung and hea
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04/28/2020
Ultrasmall gate-driver IC with TDI for high power density
The new device (1EDN7550U) is housed in an ultrasmall (1.5 mm x 1.1 mm x 0.39 mm) 6-pin leadless TSNP package. Infineon's gate-driver ICs with TDIs are key to high-power-density and high-efficiency designs at a lower system cost compared to alternative solutions. The TSNP package (1EDN7550U) occupies a PCB-area fi
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04/28/2020
PCB-mount current transducer has high stability and accuracy
With a footprint of 64.9 x 60mm, a height of 32mm and light weight of 250g, this compact device is suitable for 1U power supplies and other space-constrained applications. Benefitting from Danisense's closed-loop, compensated Fluxgate technology which provides a fixed excitation frequency and second harmonic zero fl
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04/28/2020
PSDcast - Using 3D Printing to Support the COVID-19 Fight

Trevor Dowd from Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments is part of a growing worldwide movement to use 3D printing for medical gear and supplies. The team at TI Malaysia came up with a design for 3D-printed face shields that cuts printing time in half, and on today's show, we're chatting with Trevor Dowd from TI ...
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04/28/2020
PSDcast - The All-GaN Vehicle and GaN in the Auto

Jim Witham, the CEO of GaN Systems

The All-GaN Vehicle was developed by Nagoya University, with tech from GaN Systems, and it demonstrates the viability of GaN in the automotive space and any applications calling for higher voltages, frequencies, temperatures, and efficiencies. On this edition of the PSDcast, we've got our old friend Jim Witham, the
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04/28/2020
SIMO Power Management IC Cuts Solution Size by Half
This next-generation SIMO PMIC delivers 3 outputs with just one inductor at 91 percent efficiency, which is 16 percent greater than traditional 4-chip systems. With significantly reduced solution size, system designers can pack more functionality in their applications such as wearables, hearables and other compa
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04/28/2020
Rear Lamp 4ch Linear LED Drivers designed for Motorcycles
The adoption of automotive-grade LED lamps is advancing in terms of power savings and design flexibility, while the number of lamps and brightness levels are increasing significantly. Vehicle manufacturers demand simpler circuits for rear and license plate lamps in order to reduce costs and shorten development time.
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04/28/2020
Available in single or dual output options, the PUC-2B series delivers an output power of up to 2W, with no minimum load required. The new family of isolated, unregulated DC/DC converter modules incorporates features such as output short-circuit protection and reinforced insulation. Housed in a compact SIP7 pack
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04/28/2020
The link uses Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) cables and TE's MATEnet data connector system. Automotive Ethernet is becoming the preferred solution for in-vehicle communications, offering to date speeds up to 10Gbps. For data speeds up to 1Gbps (1000BASE-T1), the communication link can run on unshielded twisted pair
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04/28/2020
Aqara Launches its new Smart Wall Switches in the U.S.
Several months after Aqara launched its main product line on Amazon.com, the company has widened its presence on Amazon.com by launching its latest Zigbee 3.0 wall switches on April 27. Moreover, along with the switches, Aqara is launching its famous Cube, a small-yet-powerful device able to control the whole ra
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04/27/2020
Flanged Extruded Aluminium Enclosure for Surface Mounting
The new 1455F flanged extruded aluminium enclosures from Hammond Manufacturing add a further variant to the popular 1455 standard family. The 1455F features a completely new extrusion that features a flat base with integral mounting flanges. The flanges, which extend beyond the body of the unit, have four notches to
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04/27/2020
RWE Renewables Pledges $250,000 for Coronavirus Response
RWE Renewables announced a commitment to provide $250,000 to assist in response to the coronavirus pandemic to more than 45 U.S. organizations where the company is operating, constructing or developing assets. "Our commitment is to the health and safety of our employees and our partner company colleague
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04/27/2020
Flex Power Modules Extends 2W DC/DC Converter Solutions
Flex Power Modules has added to its range of miniature isolated DC/DC converters intended for industrial applications with the introduction of the PUB-2M series. Delivering an output power of up to 2W with no minimum load required, the high performance product is available in single or dual output options. P
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04/27/2020
TTI Introduces TE Connectivity Industrial Sensor Solutions
TTI, Inc., is now offering the Integrated IR (INIR) Gas Sensors from Amphenol’s SGX Sensortech. Amphenol SGX Sensortech Integrated IR (INIR) Sensors for R32 and R290 use a microcontroller with an ARM7 core and software that increases reliability while minimizing the probability of faults. These refrigera
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04/27/2020
Molex Contrinex Inductive and Photoelectric Sensors at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of Contrinex range of inductive and photoelectric sensors in partnership with Molex, in stock at TTI. If you are looking for rugged and IP rated sensors, then look no further than Contrinex. Sensors are offered in IP67, 68, 69K and Ecolab compliant versions, plus all are I
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04/27/2020
Quickship Program for Automatic Switches in Healthcare
Russelectric announces its Quickship Program, which will be used for automatic transfer switches at healthcare facilities responding to the current global health crisis. Russelectric’s factories in Hingham, Massachusetts and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma have capabilities to meet expedited deliveries. Russelectric has manuf
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04/27/2020
Stackpole Expands HVCB Stock On High Precision Options
High-voltage applications frequently require high-voltage resistors with high accuracy for voltage division, monitoring and control. Some applications with more moderate working voltages may experience high voltage surges which may damage general purpose chip resistors. For applications such as these, the HVCB se
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04/27/2020
Harnessing the Power of Gallium Nitride, Machine Learning

Harish Krishnamoorthy, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston, is leading a $2.5 million effort to develop compact electronic power systems.

Military installations, especially on ships and aircraft, require robust power electronics systems to operate radar and other equipment, but there is limited space onboard. Researchers from the University of Houston will use a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop compact electronic po
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04/27/2020
Hilti NA Helping Prepare Customers For COVID-19 Recovery
Hilti North America has outlined three key areas of focus to help customers plan for recovery from COVID-19: supply, safety and speed. Hilti has resources to support professional contractors as they look to move forward and resume operations safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a video message, Martina Mc
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04/25/2020
TTI Stocks Bourns MH Family of Ferrite Beads
TTI, Inc., is stocking the MH Series High Current Chip Ferrite Beads from Bourns. The Bourns MH Ferrite Bead Family enables a high current profile with a high resistance to heat and humidity. The rugged construction makes this surface mount device resistant to mechanical shock and pressure with accurate dimension
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04/25/2020
Ambient Light Sensors Available in Surface Mount Packages
TTI, Inc., is now stocking an expanded offering of Rohm ambient light sensors (ALS). These products are available in industry standard surface mount packages. Specifically targeted at LCD/LED displays, hand-held products and mobile devices where power consumption is critical. ROHM ambient light sensor (ALS) ICs
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04/25/2020
PCIM Europe 2020 to take place digitally
The event had already been postponed from May to 28 – 30 July 2020, and will now take place again next year. The virtual format will offer a digital alternative for knowledge transfer in early July 2020.   According to the Federal government's guidelines dated 15 April 2020, all major events are prohibited in G
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04/22/2020
Allied Electronics Launches Products to Help During COVID-19
Allied Electronics & Automation is launching dedicated product pages for customers in the food and beverage, and medical and pharmaceutical industries to more quickly and easily find the specialized sensing, process control, connectivity, lubrication, cleaning, safety, test and inspection products needed to
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04/22/2020
DC-DC Converter Delivers 120W with Vin Range of 9-36Vdc
Murata Electronics announced that it has expanded its UWE family of DC-DC converters by Murata Power Solutions to include the UWE-Q12 series. This new product offers greater design flexibility because of the 9-36Vin range, 120 Watt rating, high efficiency, and cost effectiveness that it delivers. Further, the ei
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04/22/2020
GaN Tech Increases Output of Efficient Display PSUs to 75 W
Power Integrations announced that its InnoSwitch 3-MX isolated switcher IC family has been expanded with the addition of three new PowiGaN devices. As part of a chipset with Power Integrations’ InnoMux controller IC, the new switcher ICs now support display and appliance power supply applications with a continuous ou
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04/22/2020
DC to DC Converter Provides 1300W of Power at 96% Efficiency
Vicor announced the DCM5614, an isolated, regulated 270V-28V DC-DC converter with an output power rating of 1300W in a 5.6x1.4x0.3 inch VIA package. Providing unmatched power density of 451W/in3 at a weight of just 178g, the DCM5614 supports advanced airborne, shipboard and UAV systems where power density, weight and
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04/22/2020
Ultra-Compact Unmanaged Switches Offer up to 18 Ports
Moxa has extended its connectivity portfolio with the new EDS-2000 series of unmanaged Ethernet switches featuring up to 16 Ethernet ports and two Gigabit combo ports to meet increasing needs for additional nodes and bandwidth. Slim enough to fit into crowded control cabinets and machines, these plug-and-play sw
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04/22/2020
High-Power Speaker Amp ICs for Advanced Instrument Clusters
ROHM recently announced the AEC-Q100 qualified 2.8W output Class AB monaural speaker amplifiers the BD783xxEFJ-M series (BD78306EFJ-M, BD78310EFJ-M and BD78326EFJ-M) ideal for instrument clusters - used in vehicles equipped with autonomous driving and ADAS. In recent years, technolog
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04/22/2020
Raycap Integrated Small Cell Lighting Pole Approved by LA
Global provider of telecommunications infrastructure Raycap earned regulatory approval from the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting (BSL) for its steel integrated pole design for 4G and 5G small-cell wireless sites, broadening Raycap’s regional deployment capabilities and enhancing local smart city readiness wh
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04/22/2020
OMRON Supports COVID-19 Relief Efforts with Donations
OMRON recently announced a series of cash and product donations to local charities through OMRON Foundation, its charitable arm in the United States, and through OMRON Healthcare, Inc. This funding is meant to help communities weather a range of challenges caused by the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. “OMRON’s mission i
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04/22/2020
36V Operation, Coil-Integrated Step-down DC/DC Converters
Torex Semiconductor Ltd. has launched the XDL605/XDL606 series of AEC-Q100 compliant, ultra-small step-down “micro DC/DC” converters which have an integrated coil and control IC. A DC/DC converter power supply circuit can be constructed simply by adding a ceramic capacitor and a resistance for voltage sett
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04/20/2020
New Discovery Settles Debate About Photovoltaic Materials

Ames Laboratory scientists discovered evidence of the Rashba effect by using extremely strong and powerful bursts of light firing at trillions of cycles per second to switch on or synchronize a "beat" of quantum motion within a material sample; and a second burst of light to "listen" to the beats, triggering an ultrafast receiver to record images of the oscillating state of matter.

Scientists have theorized that organometallic halide perovskites-- a class of light harvesting "wonder" materials for applications in solar cells and quantum electronics-- are so promising due to an unseen yet highly controversial mechanism called the Rashba effect. Scientists at the U.S. Department of
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04/20/2020
Electronics that Mimic the Human Brain in Efficient Learning

A graphic depiction of protein nanowires (green) harvested from microbe Geobacter (orange) facilitate the electronic memristor device (silver) to function with biological voltages, emulating the neuronal components (blue junctions) in a brain.

Only 10 years ago, scientists working on what they hoped would open a new frontier of neuromorphic computing could only dream of a device using miniature tools called memristors that would function/operate like real brain synapses. But now a team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered, while on t
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04/20/2020
Sustainable Access to Energy for Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030?
In 2019, the global population without access to electricity dipped below 1 billion for the first time. This progress has however been uneven, both across and within different regions. A new IIASA study shows that to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern electricity services by 2030 in su
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04/20/2020
Often and Little, or Rarely and to the Full?

When supplying energy the method of its delivery is as important as its quantity. You probably won't manage to boil the water for your tea with a cigarette lighter. Here, PhD student Yirui Zhang illustrates this principle.

If we were talking about food, most experts would choose the former, but in the case of energy storage the opposite is true. It turns out that more energy can be stored by charging less often, but right up to 100%. At least, this is the conclusion arrived at from research carried out by a team of scientist
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04/20/2020
Osram's Expanded VCSEL Chip Offering is at TTI
TTI, Inc., is now offering Osram’s expanded VCSEL chip portfolio. With the introduction of a 940 nm wavelength high power 10 W chip, Osram’s new VCSEL is well suited for a variety of industrial sensing applications. The new 10 W VCSEL chip will help customers in the 3D sensing industry that want higher po
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04/20/2020
Resistor Series Designed for General Purpose Applications
Bourns, Inc., announced the availability of a new AEC-Q200 compliant series of thick film chip resistors. Bourns continues to take a leading role in introducing space-saving resistor products by offering its latest Model CRxxxxA series in eight compact form factors -- from small 0201 (0603 Metric) up to 2512 (6
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04/20/2020
Join our Webinar:
Hosted by Power Systems Design, sponsored by Infineon. Join the webinar to discover more about technological positioning of silicon versus SiC and GaN power devices for both high and low power applications. Join the webinar to learn more about: the characteristics of latest silicon-based superjunction t
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04/19/2020
TTI is Stocking Integrated Proximity Sensors from Vishay
TTI, Inc., is now stocking the VCNL36 family of proximity sensors from Vishay. These sensors are targeted to meet the requirements of various medical, IOT and industrial applications.  These fully integrated proximity sensors include a high power VCSEL coupled with a photodiode for presence and proximity
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04/19/2020
Catch our Webinar:
Be sure to catch our webinar on Tuesday, April 21 at 11:00 AM EST -- "Si versus SiC versus GaN power devices," courtesy of Power Systems Design and Infineon Technologies AG. Check out the link below to register, and we'll see you (virtually) there!
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04/17/2020
Sectigo and Infineon Partner to Protect IoT Devices
Sectigo announced a partnership with Infineon Technologies AG to provide automated certificate provisioning for Infineon’s OPTIGA Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 using Sectigo IoT Identity Manager.  The integration provides manufacturers with a complete certificate management solution, including issuance
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04/17/2020
ADLINK, Intel, Arrow Electronics Launch Development Kit
ADLINK Technology has launched Vizi-AI with Intel providing a development starter kit (devkit) for industrial machine vision artificial intelligence (AI). The Vizi-AI starter devkit includes an Intel Atom based SMARC computer module with Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit and ADLINK Edge software. The
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04/17/2020
Infineon Technologies AG Acquires Cypress Semiconductor
Infineon Technologies AG announced the losing of the acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. The San José-based company has become part of Infineon effective as of the Closing. “The acquisition of Cypress is a landmark step in Infineon’s strategic development,” said Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss.
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04/16/2020
Hardware Designed for Controlling Smart Devices
Bridgetek has further extended the scope of possibilities addressed by its PanL home automation connectivity platform - with release of the PanL Relay. The purpose of this latest unit is to bring greater functionality to installed systems, thereby leading to heightened levels of comfort. It serves as a means to
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04/16/2020
The Industry's First DisplayPort 2.0 Active Switch
Diodes Incorporated announced the industry's first DisplayPort 2.0 (UHBR10) compliant 4-lane, 2:1 active switch with multiplexer and ReDriver, the PI3DPX8121. The device joins the company’s portfolio of DisplayPort switching and signal conditioning solutions engineered to meet the design needs of PCs, monitors, set
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04/16/2020
Snap-in Aluminum Capacitors Enable Higher Power Density
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of miniature snap-in power aluminum electrolytic capacitors that enables higher power density designs. The Vishay BCcomponents 257 PRM-SI series offers up to 20 % higher ripple current than previous-generation solutions in case sizes that are up to 20 % smaller wh
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04/16/2020
Transphorm Introduces Power FETs with Gen IV GaN Platform
Transphorm Inc. announced availability of its Gen IV GaN platform. Transphorm’s latest technology offers notable advancements in performance, designability, and cost when compared to its previous GaN generations. Related, Transphorm also announced today that Gen IV and future platform generations will be called Su
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04/16/2020
Eaton Releases Improved Remote Monitoring Service
Power management company Eaton today announced a new milestone in intelligent power solutions with the launch of its redesigned PredictPulse remote monitoring and management service in the United States. A completely new user experience for web browsers and mobile devices—based on feedback from more than 100
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04/16/2020
Renesas Provides System Solution for Ventilator Systems

Figure 1 - Ventilator System block diagram

The COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc globally, putting more and more people in hospitals. Doctors, universities, and corporations from all over the globe have united in offering solutions to shortfalls created by this pandemic. Renesas is also helping this cause by providing a modern ventilator solution
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04/16/2020
SDRPY Launches Project to Improve Electrical Grid in Al-Mahra
The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has inaugurated a project to rehabilitate electricity networks, raise efficiency, enhance capacity and address high electrical loads and power outages in Al-Mahra Governorate. The project will serve 10,000 beneficiaries in the Al-Sadah and Al-Souq ar
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04/16/2020
Bourns Wire Wound Fixed Inductors in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., is stocking the SRN Family of Fixed Inductors from Bourns. The Bourns SRN Family of Fixed Inductors, available from TTI Inc., feature a semi-shielded construction and high current rating in a very compact package. Bourns has developed over 15 models with a wide variety of inductances and footprint
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04/16/2020
A Disinfection Robot to aid Cleaners in COVID-19 Outbreak
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a semi-autonomous robot that can disinfect large surfaces quickly. The researchers are planning to have public trials to support Singapore's fight against COVID-19. Named eXtreme Disinfection roBOT (XDBOT), it can be
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04/16/2020
Murata's Bluetooth 5.1 RF Module is Now Shipping from TTI
TTI, Inc., is now stocking the Type 1DX Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.1 RF Module from Murata. The Murata Type 1DX Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.1 RF Module, available from TTI Inc., is designed for industrial IoT devices, smart home appliances and remote connected sensor applications. The Type 1DX RF Module is a high-performance module ba
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04/15/2020
Type-C Power Delivery Protection Switch w/ Sink Capability
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced a new Type-C Power Delivery compliant 2-in-1 combo protection switch capable up to 28V absolute maximum voltage. The AOZ1380 is a smart protection switch combining both current source and sink function into a single small thermally enhanced 3mm x 5.2mm DFN pa
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04/15/2020
PSDcast - The Load Dump TVS in the Auto Space

Kevin Parmenter, the FAE Director at Taiwan Semiconductor North America and author of PSD’s MarketWatch column.

On today's PSDcast, we're doing things a little differently - we're going to give you a primer on the transient voltage suppressor (TVS) in what's become one of the most important application areas in our industry ... 
Date:
04/15/2020
Flat Panel Display Market set for 11.1 Percent Decline
Global unit shipments of flat-panel displays (FPD) are expected to plunge by 11.1 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus crisis cripples demand for televisions and smartphones, according to Omdia. FPD shipments are set to total 3.2 billion units in 2020, down from 3.6 billion in 2019. The market has been undergoin
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04/15/2020
RS Components, Allied Electronics Support COVID-19 Efforts
RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics & Automation (Allied) have pledged support for distributors worldwide, reaching out to the supply chain to offer practical assistance with fulfilment as shipping channels come under increasing strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Electrocomponents has published
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04/15/2020
106,000 Jobs in Clean Energy Lost in March Due to COVID-19 Economic Crisis
More than 106,000 clean energy workers lost their jobs in the month of March, and hundreds of thousands more clean energy job losses are projected in the coming months. That’s according to a new analysis of unemployment data released today by E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), E4TheFuture and BW Research Partnership. The analysis of Department of Labor data found that 106,472 workers in clean energy occupations filed for unemployment benefits last month, wiping out all 2019 clean energy job gains across renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean vehicles, energy storage and clean fuels. These include electricians, HVAC and mechanical trades technicians and construction workers who work in en
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04/15/2020
TTI Offers Rohm's Product Line of Red and Infrared Lasers
TTI, Inc., is now offering Red and Infrared LASERs from Rohm Semiconductor. An expanded product offering targeted at industrial applications such as range finders, leveling, gesture control, and barcode scanners.  These semiconductor LASERs are Opto devices, often referred to as LASER diodes or LDs. R
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04/15/2020
Triax Technologies Launches Social Distancing IoT Solution
In response to the need for greater worker protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, Triax Technologies, Inc., announced a new IoT system, Proximity Trace. The new solution provides proximity distancing alerts and contact tracing through a wearable device for workers across many industries, including construction, he
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04/15/2020
Maxim Expedites Production of Medical Solutions for COVID-19
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. has accelerated the production of its medical technologies to address increased customer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s semiconductor devices are used in medical equipment such as virus detection devices, ultrasounds, analytical/laboratory equipment, ventilators, pat
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04/14/2020
CUI Devices Endeavors to Support COVID-19 Efforts
CUI Devices has announced new initiatives in its support of the medical industry’s response to the global coronavirus (COVID‑19) pandemic. These initiatives include prioritizing orders and expediting free product samples to OEMs, makers, volunteers, and organizations designing medical equipment key to fighting CO
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04/14/2020
ABB wins $100 Million Contract for South American Power Grid
ABB’s Power Grids business has signed a five-year framework contract estimated to be worth around $100 million with South America’s largest utilities company, Interconexion Electrica S.A. E.S.P. (ISA). ISA currently operates over 62,000 kilometers of power transmission infrastructure with over 7,000 kilometers mo
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04/14/2020
Long Spaceflights Affect Astronaut Brain Volume

Pituitary deformity examples in three crewmembers before spaceflight and after spaceflight (day 1). (a) Only the first crewmember shown in a had no previous exposure to spaceflight.

Extended periods in space have long been known to cause vision problems in astronauts. Now a new study in the journal Radiology suggests that the impact of long-duration space travel is more far-reaching, potentially causing brain volume changes and pituitary gland deformation. More than half of the crew m
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04/14/2020
Students Fabricate Face Shields to Fight Virus

Amy Vaughn Deahl, director of student union operations and events, models a face shield manufactured by students on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus. (Photo: Embry-Riddle/Bob Doxie)

Teams at both of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., are fabricating high-quality masks and face shields to help protect healthcare workers amid the novel 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In true Embry-Riddle fashion, 50 students on the Da
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Date:
04/13/2020
DC-DC Converters Offer 50 Percent Smaller Footprint
Murata unveiled the MYW series from the MonoBK DC-DC converter family. The new point-of-load (POL) modules offer a 50-percent smaller footprint than competing solutions and set new standards in size, efficiency and performance. The highly integrated, multi-output DC-DC converters leverage Murata’s core technology ad
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04/13/2020
 6A Buck Regulator Delivers High Efficiency in a Low Profile
Murata introduced the world’s lowest-profile, most efficient, fully integrated 6A buck regulator. The module’s footprint is 30 percent smaller than the nearest competitive solution and has a 25 percent lower profile without sacrificing efficiency. The MYTNA1R86RELA2RA DC–DC converter is designed for 2-cel
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04/13/2020
Ceramic Flexible Electrolyte for Lithium Metal Batteries
Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new method to make ceramic-based flexible electrolyte sheets for lithium metal batteries. They combined a garnet-type ceramic, a polymer binder, and an ionic liquid, producing a quasi-solid-state sheet electrolyte. The synthesis is carried out at ro
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04/13/2020
Development of new Photovoltaic Commercialization Technology

Illustration of stable initial PCE under the actual operating environment of PV devices with the deployment of KI.

A technology to further accelerate the commercialization of Colloidal Quantum Dot (CQD) Photovoltaic (PV) devices, which are expected to be next-generation photovoltaic devices, has been developed. On the 30th (Monday), DGIST announced that a research team of Professor Jongmin Choi from the Department of Energy
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Date:
04/13/2020
DesignCore Carrier Board Provides 12 Camera/Sensor Inputs
D3 Engineering announced its new DesignCore Carrier Board, which allows engineers to quickly connect multiple cameras or sensors with the recently launched NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX module to enable AI at the edge.  “The new DesignCore Carrier Board allows our customers to take a
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04/13/2020
Automotive-Compliant CMOS Clock Buffers Deliver Low Jitter
Diodes Incorporated announced the introduction of its new family of automotive-compliant clock buffers, designed for low power operation in ambient temperatures of up to 105°C, as found in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), infotainment applications, and automotive gateways. Increasing sophisticat
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Date:
04/09/2020
ABB Partners w/ China for Large-Scale Renewables
ABB’s Power Grids business has won several major orders to supply advanced HVDC converter transformers and high-voltage equipment for three 800 kilovolt (kV), ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission links, owned by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), in China. The links will help in integrating hy
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04/09/2020
Infineon Delivers Millions of Chips for Medical Ventilators
Infineon Technologies AG is playing a vital role to support the manufacturing of ventilator devices. Power semiconductors from Infineon are essential to reliably and efficiently control the motor of the ventilators, including those manufactured by a global leader in medical devices, ResMed. Dr. Helmut Gassel, M
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04/09/2020
Eaton 3D Prints Face Shields for Hospitals During COVID-19
In the global fight against COVID-19, healthcare workers need immediate access to personal protective equipment (PPE). Power management company Eaton is leveraging expertise in additive manufacturing and its partnership with Cleveland’s Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) to rapidly develop fac
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04/09/2020
Liquid Flow Sensors Replace Mechanical Turbine Flow Sensors
Posifa Technologies introduced its new PLF2000 series of liquid flow sensors. Designed to replace mechanical turbine flow sensors, the cost-effective devices deliver increased accuracy and reliability, even in unstable pulsatile flow and low-flow conditions. Factory calibrated for water to a minimum 5 % and ty
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04/09/2020
Flex Power Modules Expands Miniature DC-DC Converters
Flex Power Modules has added to its portfolio of miniature DC-DC converters for industrial applications. Available in single or dual output options, the PUC-2B series delivers an output power of up to 2W, with no minimum load required. The new family of isolated, unregulated DC/DC converter modules incorporates fea
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04/09/2020
EMA Design Automation Partners with Dassault Systèmes
EMA Design Automation announced it has entered into a partnership with Dassault Systèmes that is committed to driving disruptive business transformation for electronic product development. This partnership will work towards the joint mission of connecting teams across a common data model for unified product develop
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04/08/2020
Non-Isolated DC-DC Converter Offers Efficiency at Low Cost
CUI Inc. announced the addition of its first four contact, surface mount, non-isolated converter to its dc-dc converter line. The ultra-thin VXO78-500-M features a 500mA output current, no-load input current as low as 0.2mA and a wide -40 to +85°C temperature range. This regulated dc-dc converter offers a wide 4.
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04/08/2020
Chip Resistor Available in Wide Power Ratings, Chip Sizes
Industrial and commercial power electronics demand robust power supply performance. When high stability and low thermal resistance are important, standard chip resistors may not be the best solution. Chip resistors with reverse geometry provide terminations on the long sides of the chip, as opposed to the short
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Date:
04/08/2020
Researchers Present Revolutionary Light-Emitting Silicon

A look inside the Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (MOVPE). This machine was used to grow nanowires with hexagonal silicon-germanium shells. The emission from this hexagonal-SiGe alloy showed to be very efficient and suitable to start producing an all-silicon laser.

Emitting light from silicon has been the 'Holy Grail' in the microelectronics industry for decades. Solving this puzzle would revolutionize computing, as chips will become faster than ever. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology now succeeded: they have developed an alloy with silicon that can emit ligh
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04/08/2020
Electricity-Producing Bacteria for Programmable 'Biohybrids'

A nanocomposite material (purple) conducts electrons released by exoelectrogenic bacteria (green) to generate electricity.

Someday, microbial cyborgs -- bacteria combined with electronic devices -- could be useful in fuel cells, biosensors and bioreactors. But first, scientists need to develop materials that not only nurture the microbes, but also efficiently and controllably harvest the electricity or other resources they make. No
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04/08/2020
Online Platforms Could Scale STEM Education for Universities
Online and blended (online and in-person) STEM instruction can produce the same learning outcomes for students as traditional, in-person classes at a fraction of the cost, finds research published today in Science Advances. A team of researchers from the University of California at Berkeley, HSE University Mos
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Date:
04/08/2020
TTI Stocks Toshiba Low-Voltage One-Gate Logic ICs
TTI, Inc., is now stocking Toshiba one-gate logic ICs. Different voltage levels often exist in operating voltages and control signals within the system. To resolve the voltage differences, dual-supply level shifter ICs have been widely used. Toshiba's one-gate logic IC help resolve those problems. As more and m
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Date:
04/08/2020
Next-Gen Solar Cells Perform Better with a Camera Around

Perovskite solar cells bathed in blue light, and responding in infrared.

A literal "trick of the light" can detect imperfections in next-gen solar cells, boosting their efficiency to match that of existing silicon-based versions, researchers have found. The discovery opens a pathway to improved quality control for commercial production. On small scales, perovskite solar
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Date:
04/08/2020
PSDcast - HIL Simulation for Electric Cars, Renewable Energy

Tony Lennon, Market Manager, Power Electronics Control Design, at MathWorks

A crucial step in the engineering workflow is real-time testing with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation. It comes after system-level simulation but before a final hardware design is decided, and it's become especially important with the increased demand for renewable energy and electric and hybrid vehicles. On
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Date:
04/07/2020
Next-Gen SIMO Power Management IC Cuts Solution Size by Half
Designers of compact consumer devices can now slash solution size by half and extend battery life by 20 percent with the MAX77654 single inductor, multiple output (SIMO) power management IC (PMIC) from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. This next-generation SIMO PMIC delivers 3 outputs with just one inductor at 91
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04/07/2020
32-Bit MCUs Designed for Industrial Automation
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the RX72N Group and RX66N Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), new additions to the RX Family that combines equipment control and networking function on a single chip. Built around the Renesas proprietary RXv3 CPU core, the RX72N features a maximum operating frequency of
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04/07/2020
Pre-Switch Appoints Foxy Power as its Strategic Partner

Bruce Renouard, CEO, Pre-Switch, and Chris Rocneanu, CEO of Foxy Power

Pre-Switch, Inc., has appointed Foxy Power GmbH from Berlin, Germany as its strategic partner for business development and sales. Founded in 2016, Pre-Switch has overcome the previously-insurmountable challenges of implementing soft-switching in DC/AC systems with varying input voltage, temperature and load c
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Date:
04/06/2020
Transphorm and Microchip Help Drive GaN Adoption
Transphorm Inc. announced that it has partnered with Microchip Technology Inc. The collaboration integrates a Microchip dsPIC33CK digital signal controller board with Transphorm’s 4 kW AC-to-DC bridgeless totem pole power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board, which features the company’s latest Gen IV Ga
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04/06/2020
Littelfuse's 1500 Volt Solar Fuses Rated 35 to 60 Amperage
Littelfuse, Inc., the expansion of its SPXI series in-line solar fuses to include 35 to 60 amperage models. Designed to integrate into in-line assemblies within a wire harness, these 1500 V DC solar fuses protect photovoltaic (PV) installations from overloads and short circuits to minimize damage to solar panels. “Littelfuse understan
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04/06/2020
I/O Expansion Using Standard Ethernet Brings Versatility
Aitech now offers the compact A174 that enables embedded designers to easily increase the functionality of rugged embedded systems, especially in avionics applications. Using a standard Ethernet interface, the new I/O expansion subsystem can connect to a multiple-client/multiple-server architecture, acting as a se
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04/06/2020
SMD Thermal Chip Removes Heat From Isolated Components
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the ThermaWick THJP series surface-mount thermal jumper chip. The Vishay Dale Thin Film device allows designers to transfer heat from electrically isolated components by providing a thermal conductive pathway to a ground plane or common heatsink. Featuring an alumin
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Date:
04/06/2020
Hirose Expedites Shipments of Medical Equipment
Hirose is prioritizing and expediting orders to medical equipment manufacturers. Hirose's connectors are being used in medical equipment vital to the fight against COVID-19, including ventilators. Hirose has been tasked with increasing connector output and lowering lead times of connectors used in life-saving me
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Date:
04/03/2020
 Find Vishay Automotive Grade IHDM Inductors at TTI
TTI, Inc., is now offering the IHDM Automotive Grade Inductors from Vishay.  The Vishay IHDM inductor family, available from TTI, Inc., enables current ratings up to 150 Amps with a powdered iron alloy core technology. This trough-hole inductor family provides stable inductance and saturation over a de
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Date:
04/03/2020
New York Passes Accelerated Renewable Energy Act
New York State public authorities and agencies announced the passage of legislation as part the FY 2020-2021 state budget to dramatically speed up the siting and construction of clean energy projects to combat climate change and help jumpstart the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 he
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Date:
04/03/2020
GaN Power Stage Allows High-Density Power Conversion Designs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the LMG341xR050 gallium nitride (GaN) power stage from Texas Instruments (TI). With an integrated gate driver and robust protection features, the 600-V, 50-milliohm device allows designers to achieve new levels of efficiency in their power conversion systems, including in
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Date:
04/02/2020
Emerson Acquires Hydropower Leader
Emerson announced it has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, a leader in technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The acquisition strengthens Emerson’s hydropower capabilities, enhancing its ability to help utilities deliver reliable power generation through renewable en
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04/02/2020
600W Fanless AC-DC Power Supply for Medical Applications
XP Power has released a new series of convection cooled, 600W AC-DC power supplies. The ultra-compact power supplies deliver full load power under a wide range of conditions without additional cooling. The UCH600 series is ideal for use where no forced air is available, or fan noise or the ingress of dirt is und
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Date:
04/02/2020
Industrial Applications – Automotive Applications without Wheels

Kevin Parmenter, FAE Director, Taiwan Semiconductor NA

Our industry typically classifies power applications that we can’t partition into any other segment as “industrial electronics.” This includes everything from energy-harvesting sensors to monitoring industrial machinery or a pipeline along its complete route, to the power levels needed to weld steel in ro
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04/02/2020
1000VA Pure Convection-Cooled IP66-Rated Sine Wave Inverter
ABSOPULSE Electronics has recently released the CSI 1K-24/230-3XD3-HSF, a 1kVA addition its line of IP66-rated DC-AC sine wave inverters with pure convection cooling. This 1kVA inverter is designed for applications where a suitable heatsinking surface is not available and only pure convection cooling is feas
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Date:
04/02/2020
Renesas Enables Cloud Connectivity with Microsoft RTOS
Renesas Electronics Corporation deepened its collaboration with Microsoft to offer seamless device-to-cloud experience for IoT developers. In October 2019, the two companies began a collaboration to deliver a complete chip-to-cloud IoT solution based on Renesas’ microcontroller (MCU) and microprocessor (MPU) de
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Date:
04/02/2020
Mouser Electronics Extends Agreement with Advanced Energy
Mouser Electronics, Inc., announces an extended global distribution agreement with Advanced Energy to distribute Excelsys Technologies products. Through the agreement, Mouser Electronics is now stocking Excelsys low-voltage power supplies. The Xsolo ultra-compact, single-output power supplies provide 500 W
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Date:
04/01/2020
AI Finds 2D Materials in the Blink of an Eye

The University of Tokyo researchers develop a machine-learning algorithm for detecting atomically thin 2D materials, including graphene, from a microscope image in a fraction of a second--which may accelerate the industrial-scale production of next-generation electronics

Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science, a part of The University of Tokyo, demonstrated a novel artificial intelligence system that can find and label 2D materials in microscope images in the blink of an eye. This work can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready fo
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Date:
04/01/2020
Mahr Inc. Announces Expansion of 40EWR Micrometer Series
Mahr Inc. announced a series of new Micromar Micrometers offering capabilities to perform specialized measuring tasks. Micromar 40EWR micrometers are a market-leading innovation, featuring a modern look and integrated wireless technology for data transmission. Following the recent introduction of its 40EWR-L Ra
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Date:
04/01/2020
ATEN Technology, Inc. Launches Work-From-Anywhere Solution
ATEN Technology, Inc., released the CN9600, its newest KVM over IP switch. The 1-local/remote share access single port DVI KVM over IP switch allows remote access of digital, video, audio and virtual media via remote control of a PC or workstation. This provides users with an affordable and durable over IP server man
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Date:
04/01/2020
New Materials: Brilliant White Without Pigments

A nanostructured polymer film modeled on the white beetle Cyphochilus insulanus produces a brilliant white coating.

Polymer foils that are extremely thin and characterized by a high light scattering rate are produced by a new process developed by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The inexpensive material may be applied industrially to various objects to give them an attractive white appearance. Moreover, the process ca
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04/01/2020
Graphene-Based Actuator Swarm for Programmable Deformation

(a) Schematic illustration of the fabrication of patterned SU-8/GO bilayer film using UV lithography. (b) The paper model of patterned SU-8/GO ribbon and its predictable moisture-responsive deformation under humidity actuation.

Actuators that can convert various environmental stimuli to mechanical works have revealed great potential for developing smart devices such as soft robots, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and automatic Lab-on-a-Chip systems. Generally, bilayer structures are widely used for design and fabrication of st
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Date:
04/01/2020
Cloud-Based Electronic System may Help First Responders

Yuehwern Yih, a professor of industrial engineering in Purdue's College of Engineering, has developed a new tool to help first responders and disaster relief organizations better provide assistance to developing countries.

Every year natural disasters kill around 90,000 people and affect close to 160 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Such disasters also result in the destruction of the physical environment of the affected people. Now, Purdue University researchers have developed a new tool
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Date:
04/01/2020
Major Study Charts Course to Net Zero Industrial Emissions
A major new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers finds that it is possible--and critical--to bring industrial greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2070. Published Sunday in Applied Energy, the study assesses the range of technologies and policies interventions available to enable global industry decarbonizat
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Date:
04/01/2020
Phoenix Contact's M12 Power Connectors in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces Phoenix Contacts M12 Power range of products are available off the shelf and are ready to ship. It’s not a new phenomenon that industrial devices are shrinking in size while the functional demands of the electrical interfaces are expanding. What’s new is the range of performance with M12
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Date:
04/01/2020