Notable & Newsworthy

February 2022
Molex Squba 3.60mm Pre-Crimped Leads in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, announces the availability of Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Squba 3.60mm Pre-Crimped Leads from stock at TTI. Molex and TTI have now added the Squba 3.60mm product to our range of OTS Pre-Crimped Leads. As their name suggests, these products are in st
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02/28/2022

Space Industry's Smallest Rad-tolerant Network Attached Storage With Up to 1 TBytes
Aitech Systems has released the most compact network attached storage (NAS) device available for use in near earth orbit (NEO) and low earth orbit (LEO) space applications. The new S999 Aitech solid state drive (ASSD) is a 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) for high performance spacecraft data processing or d
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02/28/2022
PSDcast – A Potentially Revolutionary Battery Recycling Technology

Roger Lin, Vice President, Global Marketing &
Government Relations, Ascend Elements

Ascend Elements and Koura just announced the launch of a proprietary process technology yielding battery-grade graphite material from spent lithium-ion batteries.
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02/25/2022
New U.S. Patent for UPS that Supplies Power to Network Devices During Switch Reboots
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Antaira Technologies a patent for its innovative application of an uninterruptible power system (UPS) driven by Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology that is now featured in the company's new LMP Series of managed Ethernet PoE switches.    U.S. Patent No. 17/228,851 relate
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02/25/2022
Three New Semi-Shielded Power Inductor Series
Bourns, Inc., announced the expansion of its power inductor line with three new semi-shielded power inductor model series, Model SRN3030HA, SRN4030HA, and SRN5030HA. The new AEC-200 compliant power inductors from Bourns are designed with high current capacity, compact size, low loss, high op
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02/24/2022
Standard Lithium and Lanxess Finalize Plan for First Commercial Lithium Project in Arkansas
Standard Lithium Ltd. has reached an agreement with its strategic partner, LANXESS Corporation (“Lanxess”), that streamlines and expedites the plan for development of the first commercial lithium project in Arkansas, which is to be constructed at an operational Lanxess facility in El Dorado, Arkansas (t
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02/24/2022
OMRON G8PM High Power PCB Relay Available at TTI
TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking the G8PM Relay from OMRON. The High Power G8PM Relay is suited for 12VDC motor and resistive control applications and can support a 60A fuse. Its small size and heat resistance enable usage in the engine compartment. It has a
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02/24/2022
More than half of Wauwatosa City Hall's Energy Consumption Offset by Rooftop Solar PV System

The SolarEdge system generated 388,300kWh of electricity in its first nine months of operation – equivalent to 55 percent of Wauwatosa City Hall’s total annual energy consumption

The city of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, has taken a giant step forward in its commitment to reduce municipal emissions by 50% by 2030 (compared to 2010 baseline figures) with the installation of a SolarEdge DC-optimized solar system on the roof of its City Hall, Civic Center and Public Library complex. In its first ni
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02/23/2022
1.27mm-Pitch Board-to-Board Battery Connectors
KYOCERA AVX has further expanded its well-proven portfolio of battery connectors for board-to-board and battery pack integration applications with the release of a new fine-pitch connector series designed for medical, industrial, and networking applications. The newest additions to this product po
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02/23/2022
Evidence for Exotic Magnetic Phase of Matter

Members of the research team include: Daniel Mazzone (formerly of Brookhaven Lab, now at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland), Yao Shen (Brookhaven Lab), Gilberto Fabbris (Argonne National Laboratory), Hidemaro Suwa (University of Tokyo and University of Tennessee), Hu Miao (Oak Ridge National Laboratory—ORNL), Jennifer Sears* (Brookhaven Lab), Jian Liu (U Tennessee), Christian Batista (U Tennessee and ORNL), and Mark Dean (Brookhaven Lab).

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a long-predicted magnetic state of matter called an “antiferromagnetic excitonic insulator.” “Broadly speaking, this is a novel type of magnet,” said Brookhaven Lab physicist Mark Dean, senior author on a pape
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02/22/2022
Fossil Fuel Energy's Cumulative Water Footprint Quantified in new Book

A new book by two Duke University researchers offers the first assessment of fossil fuel energy’s cumulative global impacts on water quality and quantity. (Cambridge University Press DOI: 10.1017/9781107448063)

The amount of water being used to produce energy from coal, oil, and other fossil fuels is much larger than previously estimated but, big as it is, it’s still only part of fossil-fuel energy’s total water footprint, a new book by two Duke University researchers shows. “To get the total footprint, you need
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02/22/2022
ARPES Gives First Observation of Dispersive Excitons in a Low-Dimensional Metallic System

(a,b) The band structure determined from ARPES measurements and it’s curvature intensity plot along the X-S direction of 1D TaSe3.

Excitons, a bound state of an electron and an electron hole, can form when a given material absorbs a photon above its bandgap energy. The photon excites an electron from the valence band into the conduction band, leaving behind a hole. This positively charged hole attracts the electron and the two can be
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02/22/2022
Perfecting the EV Battery Recycling Process

The lab setup for the leaching process with the final aqueous solutions containing recovered metals and solid residues containing graphite

Recycling of electric car batteries can be easier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly, according to a new scientific article from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, which outlines an optimised recycling process. The research, published in the journal Waste Management, has been carried ou
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02/22/2022
United Lithium Corp Adds Second Drill to the Bergby Lithium Project
United Lithium Corp. is pleased to announce a second rig will begin drilling next week at the Bergby lithium project in Sweden. Doubling the drilling production rate will accelerate the project and enable new target areas to be tested sooner. The Company is seeking to add a third drill to the project, with th
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02/17/2022
PSDcast – Scholarship Program aims to Diversify STEM

Randy Heckman, Chief Technology Officer at Advanced Energy

For all the strides we’ve made trying to open up this industry to a more diverse array of talent, the world of STEM is still very homogenous. To help fix that, Advanced Energy has taken the initiative with their 2022 Scholarship Program Strives to Promote Diversity in STEM.
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02/15/2022
Infineon's CoolSiC Power Module Reduces Energy Consumption of Streetcars by 10%
The global trend to gradually eliminate the use of fossil fuels has challenging consequences for numerous industries, including transportation. The transition toward green mobility, for example, entails a reduction in short-haul flights and travel by car, which in turn will encourage the growth of rail transportation. Go
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02/14/2022
NYPA Designated a Smart Energy Provider by American Public Power Association

NYPA Interim President and CEO Justin E. Driscoll

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating a commitment and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation and environmental initiatives that support the goal of providing safe, reliable, low-cost an
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02/14/2022
A Partnership with Solar, Battery, and Virtual Power Plant Offerings

Suleman Khan, CEO of Swell Energy

Enphase Energy, Inc. announced that it is launching a partnership with renewable energy and grid solutions provider Swell Energy Inc. The partnership enables Enphase Energy Systems, powered by IQ Microinverters and IQ Batteries, to participate in Swell’s distributed, virtual power plant (VPP) programs in
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02/14/2022
Home EV Charging Spend to Exceed $16 Billion Globally by 2026
A new study from Juniper Research has found that spend on EV charging at home will exceed $16 billion globally in 2026; up from $3.4 billion in 2021. This rapid growth in excess of 390% over the next 5 years is being driven by the lower cost and convenience of home charging for EVs, rather than using co
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02/14/2022
Amphenol Board-to-Board Connectors Range Extension at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the range extension of Amphenol ICC’s Minitek MicroSpeed Board-to-Board Connectors from stock at TTI. A range of 26 Position Connectors have been added to Amphenol’s ICC Minitek MicroSpeed Connector family. These 1.00mm pitch connectors support high-speed data applications with spee
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02/14/2022
EPC Space Announces Global Distribution Deal with Digi-Key for Rad Hard GaN Power Devices
EPC Space announced that Digi-Key Electronics will be a global distributor for EPC Space’s line of radiation hardened (rad hard) GaN-on-silicon transistors and ICs, packaged, tested, and qualified for satellite and high-reliability applications. Spanning a range of 40 V to 300 V, EPC Space offers a family
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02/14/2022
Snow Lake Lithium to Develop World's First All-Electric Lithium Mine
Snow Lake Lithium Ltd has outlined plans to develop the world’s first all-electric Lithium mine in Manitoba, Canada developing a domestic supply of this critical resource to the North America electric vehicle industry.  With demand for electric vehicles growing rapidly, the global automotiv
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02/11/2022
Harwin Archer .8mm Board-to-Board Connectors in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of Archer .8mm Board-to-Board Connectors from stock at TTI. Harwin Archer .8mm Board-to-Board Connectors are compact and highly capable, micro-pitch connectors ideal for IIoT modules and embedded computing. These connectors are designed for mezzanine daughterboard to
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02/11/2022
Gowanda Electronics Introduces Chip Inductors for Power & RF Applications
Gowanda Electronics announces the introduction of its first ceramic core chip inductor series for power applications – SMP0603. This new power series is ideal for use in test & measurement, industrial control and automotive sectors. These high performance chip inductors can also be utilized in RF ap
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02/11/2022
Cambridge GaN Devices Launches Project to cut Global Data Center Emissions

Dr Giorgia Longobardi, CEO and founder of Cambridge GaN Devices

Fabless semiconductor company Cambridge GaN Devices Ltd. (CGD) has launched ICeData, a project aiming to develop and commercialise a highly efficient Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based IC (integrated circuit) for use in data centre server power supplies. The primary goal of the ICeData project is to deliver state-o
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02/11/2022
Nanopores Feel the Heat

Schematic diagram showing the process of ionic heat dissipation in a nanopore (left). A nanoscale thermometer embedded on one side of the nanopore to detect local temperature changes caused by voltage-driven ionic transport (right).

Scientists from SANKEN (the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research) at Osaka University measured the thermal effects of ionic flow through a nanopore using a thermocouple. They found that, under most conditions, both the current and heating power varied with applied voltage as predicted by Ohm’s law. Th
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02/11/2022
Researchers Receive $1.5 Million for Methane Emissions-Reduction Project

Bret Windom and Dan Olsen in the Engines and Energy Conversation Lab at Colorado State University's Powerhouse Energy Campus. They will receive a test engine from industry partner Caterpillar later this year as part of their Department of Energy project.

Colorado State University leaders in natural gas engine design and optimization are among a handful of teams nationwide innovating new technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in oil, gas and coal industries. Researchers led by Daniel Olsen, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineeri
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02/11/2022
Scientist's Quantum Technology Work Garners International Attention

Thirumalai “Venky” Venkatesan is an internationally noted leader in advanced technology innovation.

There’s no doubt that the Sooner State’s investment in the next generation of innovative technology inspires University of Oklahoma scientist Thirumalai “Venky” Venkatesan. As OU’s director for the Center for Quantum Research and Technology, he praises Oklahoma for making a commitment to new technology th
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02/11/2022
Hyperlight Energy Signs Exclusive License with National Renewable Energy Laboratory

John King, CEO and cofounder of Hyperlight Energy

Hyperlight Energy, a developer of Hylux, announced that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for its patented receiver design technology. The design improves the performance of linear Fresnel reflector (LFR) receivers us
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02/10/2022
Violet Defense Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Seetha Raghavan, Ph.D., a professor, aerospace graduate, and aerospace engineering program director at UCF

It's been reported that women only make up 28% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). However, Violet Defense, an Orlando-based UV Disinfection technology company, is dedicated to creating ample opportunities for women to excel in the field, be treated as equals, and
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02/10/2022
High-Temperature Wet Tantalum Capacitors Now Offer the World's Highest CV/cc at 200°C at 125V
KYOCERA AVX expanded its TWA-Y Series high-temperature, COTS-Plus wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors with the addition of a new 470µF/125V code proven to 200°C life testing procedures. Currently available in a DLA T4-size case, the new 470µF TWA-Y Series capacitor offers the world’s highest CV/c
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02/10/2022
TDK Ventures Invests in Green Hydrogen-Electrolysis Startup Verdagy

Verdagy CEO, Marty Neese

TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, Inc. has invested in green hydrogen company Verdagy to enhance the development and rapid commercialization of their scalable, low-cost approach to hydrogen electrolysis. Having recently completed their spin-off from green chemical company Chemetry, Verdagy is
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02/09/2022
Strain Sensor Can Help Prevent Structural Disasters
Developed to help prevent civil disasters and save lives, HEIDENHAIN’s ESR digital strain sensor is available to monitor the structural health on structures, such as on bridges and buildings, in order to provide preventative maintenance information.  With a renewed emphasis on improving the na
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02/08/2022
5G Power Inductors Deliver Improved Isat and RDC Performance
Murata announced the availability of the DFE21CCN series, new power inductors developed for the 5G smartphone market. Comprised of four inductance values, the line is intended for use in DC/DC converter and power management circuitry. These components offer significant performance enhancements when compared to
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02/08/2022
Melexis Gives Robots a Sense of Touch
Melexis has made a major innovation to improve robots’ ability to interact with fragile or diverse objects. The company has unveiled Tactaxis, a fully integrated tactile sensor that is compact, soft and provides the 3D force vector acting on its surface. This improves robots’ hands and grippers, making delicate op
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02/08/2022
PSDcast –

John Vernacchia from Eaton

We’ve heard a lot of chatter about the smart grid and the renewable energy transition, but it’s not often we hear about a collective approach that combines both ideas. And yet that’s pretty much exactly what Eaton’s done with their "Everything as a Grid" approach.
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02/08/2022
Elongated Thermoelectric Coolers from Laird Thermal Systems Speed up PCR Testing
Thermal Cycling devices used for Real-Time PCR utilize thermoelectric technology to precisely manage temperature set points and ramp rates, enabling amplification of DNA segments. To improve temperature precision control in PCR devices, Laird Thermal Systems has developed an elongated series of PowerCycling PC
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02/07/2022
Port of Hamburg + Air Products Work to Expand Comprehensive Hydrogen Value Chain

From left to right: Kurt Lefevere, (Vice President of Air Products for Northern Continent), Michael Westhagemann (Hamburg's Minister for Economy and Innovation), Jens Meier (CEO Hamburg Port Authority), Stephan König (Air Products Director Operations and Supply Chain Performance Europe and Africa)

Air Products and the Hamburg Port Authority announced that they will work together, under a Memorandum of Understanding, to identify potential ways of establishing a comprehensive hydrogen value chain across the port of Hamburg. Both Air Products and the HPA are aligned in their intention to accelerate the produ
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02/04/2022
Curio Announces its Novel Recycling Process, NuCycle

Ed McGinnis, CEO of Curio

Leveraging decades of American research and development, Curio is proud to announce NuCycle - an innovative process for spent nuclear fuel recycling. With a compact, modular, and proliferation-resistant design, NuCycle offers a bold solution to the nuclear waste impasse that recycles the unused fuel and eliminates th
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02/04/2022
High Voltage LTC3892 Family of Controllers Reduces DC-to-DC Converter Cost and Size

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Figure 1. Electrical schematic of LTC3892 in a dual output dc-to-dc converter where VOUT1 is 5 V at 8 A and VOUT2 is 12 V at 5 A

LTC3892 is a versatile controller, widely used in automotive and industrial applications. The main advantages of this controller are the ability to reduce power losses by adjusting the gate voltage of switching MOSFETs and extremely low quiescent current—3.6 μA at shutdown. This is a high voltage family of co
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02/04/2022
Chip Shortage Remains a Worry for the Industry
Talk of the chip shortage, its length and the damage it is doing to the industry has been ongoing for well over a year now. The most optimistic of experts predict that it should start to ease during the course of this year, and we may even see an oversupply by this time next year. However, despite these upbeat pr
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02/04/2022
Commercial Space Station Could Host Low-Gravity Sports

Crew interior of the Axiom Station

Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E.), which plans on shooting (part of) a Tom Cruise movie in low-Earth orbit, has announced an interesting addition to Axiom’s commercial space station – S.E.E. has tapped Axiom to build SEE-1, the world’s first content and entertainment studios and multi-purpose arena in
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02/04/2022
Power Supplies + Magnetics: Integral to the Growth of Electronics Content
The electronics content in everything is going up across all global markets. In 2021 the market incorporation for semiconductors used in electronic systems reached 33.2% – a new all-time high. The market for magnetics, globally, was 3.8 billion USD in 2020 and is expected to grow to 4.7 billion USD by 2025, at
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02/04/2022
Increasing a Power Supply's Hold-Up Time

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Figure 1: AC-DC power supply block diagram

During a storm, or when equipment is using a common power source shared with large machinery, the nominal AC input voltage may dip for a short period of time. This frequently happens when lightning strikes are in close proximity to a facility, or when large amount of current is drawn during a welding process on
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02/04/2022
Regulation Efficiency for Data-Intensive Applications

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Figure 1: Real-time data in the global ‘datasphere’ will reach 51 zettabytes by 2025

It is estimated that by 2025 the annual size of real-time data in the global ‘datasphere’ will have increased tenfold from the level in 2018, reaching a total of 51 zettabytes. Indeed, driven in part by the pandemic, global internet traffic grew by around 35% in 2020 as a result of rapid uptake of video st
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02/04/2022
DC-DC Converter Design Basics

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Figure 1: The buck and boost DC-DC converter outlines

This article gives a broad review of the switched-mode topology technology and some commercial implementations. Historically DC-DC conversion utilised a series pass element (transistor) with linear circuitry, resulting in woeful efficiency levels especially if the differential voltage across the series pass el
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02/04/2022
Increasing Multi-Output Flyback Transformer Efficiencies in Power Supply Applications

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Figure 1: The flyback transformer circuit schematic

Integrated circuits and transistor components of the switch mode power supply (SMPS) already operate at faster switching speeds and higher efficiency than in previous years. Likewise, magnetic components used in SMPS circuit topologies require advanced design and analysis to keep up. A flyback topology with low
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02/04/2022
Achieving Low-Latency Active Noise Cancellation in Automotive Settings

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Figure 1: A series of Molex RNC sensors daisy-chained together

Driven by rising customer expectations, over the last decade there has been a significant shift of priorities within vehicle design. A far greater proportion of automotive engineers’ focus is now placed on enhancing the driving experience, to make the time that people spend in their cars as enjoyable as possible. Th
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02/04/2022
Powering Automotive Electronics

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Figure 1. Automobile instrument cluster and centre console. (Source: Shutterstock / BoJack)

Providing power rails for automobile instrument clusters and radio head units presents many conflicting design challenges. These include finding a highly efficient switching regulator with low quiescent current (IQ) that can generate a low output voltage directly from the vehicle battery, while still maintaining l
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02/04/2022
Taking the Speed Bumps Out of the ISO 26262 Functional Safety Certification Process

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Figure 1: Certified Functional Safety Resources and Development Ecosystem

Stringent International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 26262 functional safety specifications ensure that the increasingly complex and sophisticated automotive applications operate safely. However, developing compliant designs and achieving certification can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Th
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02/04/2022
SiC FETs in Traction Applications Maximize Efficiency

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Figure 1: Figure of merit RDS∙A compared for technologies at increasing voltage rating

A traction inverter is an application that is peculiarly unique; power conversion electronics is generally pushing to ever-higher switching frequencies for higher power density, but a motor drive typically seen in an EV is still operating around 20kHz. The reason is that the magnetic element is the motor, which is
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02/04/2022
Big Data Needs Big Power
The holidays now feel well behind us and more and more people are getting back into the office with restrictions being lifted in many places around the world as the COVID-19 epidemic seems to have gotten less dangerous, if not less contagious. One of the things that working from home caused was a massive b
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02/04/2022
PSD’s Raison D'être – Our Reason for Being
If there’s any issue theme that comes closest to matching our mission statement, it’s this one. After all, our entire raison d'être is power systems, so “Power Supplies + Magnetics” fits us like a glove. So while we all hunker down and try to avoid Omicron, let’s take a look at the visual representa
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02/04/2022
30W DC/DC Converter for Railway and Industrial Applications
RCD30W series is a 30W high-performance DC/DC converter designed for ruggedized railway and industrial applications. It expands P-Duke’s railway converter range of 10W to 30W in a 1”x1” compact package. The series has 4:1 input voltage ranges of 9-36V, 18-75V, and 36-160V, which perfectly fits the supply vol
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02/03/2022
Allied Electronics Offers Schneider's New Image Recognition Tool
Allied Electronics & Automation now offers Schneider Electric’s new image recognition tool, Pixie, to help its customers identify products faster and easier. This technology can recognize products through a single snap of a smartphone camera or photo upload through a personal computer.  The digital w
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02/03/2022
Demo Board Simplifies World's Smallest 35 W Adapters and Chargers
Eggtronic has announced an AC/DC demo and development board to speed the design, prototyping and implementation of high-performance, high-efficiency, ultra-compact power converters, power adapters and device chargers. The new 35 W AC/DC development board is built using Eggtronic’s EcoVoltas QuarEgg+ technology. Suit
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02/03/2022
Brain's Secret to Life-Long Learning can now Come as Hardware for AI

Shriram Ramanathan, a professor in Purdue University’s School of Materials Engineering

When the human brain learns something new, it adapts. But when artificial intelligence learns something new, it tends to forget information it already learned. As companies use more and more data to improve how AI recognizes images, learns languages and carries out other complex tasks, a paper publishing in Science this week show
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02/03/2022
Chemists Find Path to Cheap Deployment of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Héctor D. Abruña, professor in the Department of Chemistry at Cornell

Hydrogen fuel cells—which can efficiently power cars, generators, and even spacecraft with minimal greenhouse gas emissions—are promising, renewable alternatives to combustion engines and other polluting forms of power. But fuel cells remain prohibitively expensive, because they rely upon platinum and other pr
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02/03/2022
TPI 180 and TPP 180 Series 180 Watt AC/DC power supplies
TRACO POWER’s TPI 180 & TPP 180 are a set of encapsulated AC/DC power supplies coming as open frame and encased versions. They feature a reinforced double I/O isolation (3000 VAC) system according to latest medical safety standards (60601-1 3rd edition, 2 x MOPP). The leakage current is below 300 μA and makes
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02/02/2022
It’s All About Voltage Ratings

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Figure 1: Voltage distributes equally across inductor turns

Yes, voltage ratings for inductors. The popularity of molded composite core inductors has placed new emphasis on voltage ratings to ensure safe and reliable inductor operation. Molded-core inductors place the core material in direct contact with the windings, changing the way inductor windings are insulated. New circuit
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02/02/2022
pSemi's Complete 5G mmWave RF Front-end Solution
pSemi Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, announces the expansion of its millimeter wave (mmWave) RF front-end portfolio for 5G wireless infrastructure applications. The new pin-to-pin compatible products, including three beamforming ICs and two up-down converters, offer flexibility to
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02/02/2022
Eaton and LG Electronics to Enable Flexible Home Energy Management

Matt Alexander, vice president of marketing for Eaton’s Commercial and Residential Distribution Solutions division

As more homeowners look to lower their carbon footprints, power management company Eaton is partnering with home energy solutions innovator LG Electronics to deliver flexible load management for renewable distributed energy applications. Eaton will integrate its intelligent power management technology, including it
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02/02/2022
APR Energy Extends Calif. Back-up Energy Partnership

Henry Martinez, General Manager of Imperial Irrigation District

APR Energy Ltd. announced that it has extended a contract to provide approximately 75 MW of back-up energy for California's Imperial Irrigation District ("IID") through 2022.  The extension follows APR's successful execution of services with IID in 2021. APR's fast-track power solutions assis
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02/02/2022
An Innovative MEMS Solution for the Timing Industry's Supply Chain Disruption
SiTime Corporation introduced the SiTime XCalibur active resonator. This innovative new product category solves supply chain constraints using programmable semiconductors to deliver a drop-in replacement for quartz crystal resonators. Additionally, XCalibur provides higher performance and reliability while re
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02/01/2022
Superpedestrian Raises $125 Million for AI Pedestrian Safety Software
Superpedestrian announced its largest-ever funding round, closing $125 million in debt and equity capital. The latest investment comes from Jefferies, Antara Capital, the Sony Innovation Fund by IGV and FM Capital alongside existing backers like Spark Capital, General Catalyst and Citi via the Citi Im
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02/01/2022
SunHydrogen Expands Partnerships for its Nanoparticle-Based Green Hydrogen Technology

Tim Young, President and CEO

SunHydrogen, Inc. provided an update on the progress and strategy of the scale-up process for its nanoparticle-based green hydrogen technology. In February of 2021, SunHydrogen announced its partnership with SCHMID Group of Freudenstadt, Germany to design and define a process platform that enables mass manu
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02/01/2022
100W AC-DC Power Supplies for Industrial, Technology, and Medical Devices
XP Power introduces the FCB100 series of AC-DC power supplies. The series is certified to medical (including BF), ITE and household standards for Class I and II (no ground connection) operation. With Class B conducted and radiated emissions in both Class I & Class II configurations and supporting both convection &a
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02/01/2022
Buffer Amplifier Increases Signal Bandwidth Tenfold in Data-Acquisition Systems
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry’s widest-bandwidth high-input-impedance (Hi-Z) buffer amplifier, capable of supporting frequency bandwidths as high as 3 GHz. The wider bandwidth and high slew rates of the BUF802 enable higher signal throughput and minimal input settling time. Designers can leverage th
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02/01/2022
Shielded Gigabit Ethernet/PoE+ Chip LAN Transformers for High-Speed Telecom
Bourns, Inc., introduced two new shielded Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Chip-LAN Transformer series. Bourns Model SM453230-121N7YP and Model SM453230-231N7YP series are small, low profile and discrete solutions giving designers additional board layout flexibility compared to traditional Chip-LAN modules. In addition, Bourns' ne
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02/01/2022
TDK Extends HVC Offerings with Addition of new Compact, High-Voltage Contactors
TDK Corporation has extended its range of bipolar DC high-voltage contactors to include the new HVC43 (B88269X3**0C011) series. These products complete the existing range by offering continuous currents from 150 A DC to 250 A DC and operating voltages of up to 1000 V DC. The contactors are available in 12 V or
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Date:
02/01/2022
Digital Oscilloscopes Available in 3 or 5 GHz Bandwidths
RIGOL Technologies announces its next generation of technological innovation with the release of StationMax Digital Oscilloscopes powered by the new UltraVision III platform. The new DS70000 Series is available in either 3 or 5 GHz bandwidths and combines the new UltraVision III oscilloscope technology and UltraReal sp
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Date:
02/01/2022