Notable & Newsworthy

August 2022
Compact Industrial AC/DC Power Supplies

Compact Industrial AC/DC Power Supplies

P-DUKE has added the new TAD50 series to its open frame power supplies portfolio from 15W to 450W. It has a compact 3"x1.5" footprint and delivers 50W continuous output power. In addition, a peak power function is available that enables the power supply to deliver up to 140% of rated output power for 5
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08/31/2022
40V Window-Type Voltage Detector Provides High Accuracy and Ultra-Low Consumption

40V Window-Type Voltage Detector Provides High Accuracy and Ultra-Low Consumption

­ROHM Semiconductor announced its new high accuracy, ultra-low current consumption voltage detector (reset IC) BD48HW0G-C. The device is optimized for a wide range of automotive and industrial applications requiring voltage monitoring of electronic circuits for increased safety, including au
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08/31/2022
Renesas Unveils New-Generation Si IGBTs  for Electric Vehicle Inverters

Renesas Unveils New-Generation Si IGBTs for Electric Vehicle Inverters

­Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the development of a new generation of Si-IGBTs (Silicon Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors) which will be offered in a small footprint while providing low power losses. Aimed at next generation electric vehicle (EVs) inverters, AE5-generation IGBTs will be mass produced st
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08/31/2022
Third-Generation 1200V SiC MOSFETs Boost Industrial Power-Conversion Efficiency

Third-Generation 1200V SiC MOSFETs Boost Industrial Power-Conversion Efficiency

­Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (“Toshiba”) has launched five 1200V silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs that leverage the Company’s third generation SiC technology to boost the energy efficiency of high-voltage industrial applications. They are used in equipment such as EV charging stations, photovoltaic inverters, in
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08/31/2022
Hermeus to Build World's Fastest Aircraft with Newly Acquired Velo3D Sapphire Printers

Hermeus Quarterhorse hypersonic aircraft

­Velo3D, Inc. announced Hermeus, a company developing hypersonic aircraft for defense and commercial applications, has acquired an original Sapphire and a large-format Sapphire XC that is designed for high-volume production. The printers, both of which will be calibrated for Inconel 718, will be used to
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08/31/2022
High-Power Fuse Series Optimized for High-Voltage EV/HEV Application Accessory Circuit Protection

Bourns POWrFuse High-Power Fuse Model PF-K Series

­Bourns, Inc., announced a new POWrFuse High-Power Fuse model series. Bourns specifically designed the POWrFuse Model PF-K Series to meet ISO 8820-8 standards for the protection of high-voltage accessory circuits in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). These ci
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08/31/2022
STMicroelectronics Introduces Fast-Starting Load Switch for Safety Systems

STMicroelectronics Introduces Fast-Starting Load Switch for Safety Systems

­STMicroelectronics has introduced the IPS1025HF fast-starting high-side power switch for use in safety systems that require minimal power-on delay time. The IPS1025HF responds to turn-on and turn-off signals in less than 60µs even considering the Vcc power-on and off, enabling protective systems t
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08/29/2022
Lincoln Electric Launches a DC Fast Charge Electric Vehicle Charger Initiative

Christopher L. Mapes, Lincoln’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

­Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of an initiative to design and manufacture DC fast charge electric vehicle (EV) chargers for the U.S. EV market. The Company has developed a 50kW DC fast charger power module with a scalable architecture to deliver power levels over 300kW, as we
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08/29/2022
Developing an Automated, AI-based Programming Coach to Provide Instantaneous and Formative Feedback to Students

SMU Assistant Professor Don Ta is pioneering the development of an automated, AI-based programming coach to make AI-enabled education a reality.

­SMU Office of Research & Tech Transfer – “Correct. Good job.” “Wrong. Try again.” These are the typical outcome-based feedback provided by most computer programming grading tools including commercial ones like Gradescope. “Existing grading tools, including many research prototypes, are
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08/29/2022
Behind the Scenes of the $3.7 Million Hydrogen Energy 'Earthshot' at UVA

Charles Machan, an associate professor of chemistry, tells Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, the Energy Department’s director of the Office of Science, about the molecular portion of the research.

­The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that the University of Virginia will receive $3.7 million to pioneer clean energy through a more efficient “green” way of producing hydrogen. Hydrogen? Yes, the world’s lightest element and the most abundant element in the universe could also be an
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08/29/2022
Researchers Developed a Universal Dual Metal Precursor Method to Grow Non-Layered 2D Materials

Figure 1 (a, d, g, j) Optical microscopy images of 2D Fe1–xSe, Co1–xS, Cr1–xS, and V1–xS. (b, e, h, k) HAADF-STEM images of 2D Fe1–xSe, Co1–xS, Cr1–xS, and V1–xS. (c, f, i, l) Atomic resolved EDS maps of Fe, Co, Cr, and V elements.

­Two-dimensional transition metal chalcogenides (2D TMCs) have drawn great interest due to their abundant material choices and possible use in many areas like electronics and optoelectronics. As a complement to the widely-studied layered TMCs (e.g., MoS2), non-layered TMCs are unique due to their unsaturated da
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08/29/2022
High-Performance I/O Module with a Raspberry Pi RP2040 Core

High-Performance I/O Module with a Raspberry Pi RP2040 Core

­Sfera Labs is delighted to announce that, despite the worldwide supply chain shortage, the company has successfully ramped up production and is starting volume shipment of its recently launched RP D16 open industrial automation I/O module based on the Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller. Targeting industrial
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08/26/2022
Quantum Heat Pump: A New Measuring Tool for Physicists

An illustration of the device, which consists of two superconducting circuits: a cold high frequency circuit (in blue) and a hot low frequency circuit (in red). Here, the current that flows in the red circuit generates an oscillating magnetic field which leads to the photon-pressure coupling.

­Physicists from TU Delft, ETH Zürich and the University of Tübingen have built a quantum scale heat pump made from particles of light. This device brings scientists closer to the quantum limit of measuring radio frequency signals, useful in for example the hunt for dark matter. Their work will be published as
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08/26/2022
U-M Analysis Challenges U.S. Postal Service Electric Vehicle Environmental Study

U-M Analysis Challenges U.S. Postal Service Electric Vehicle Environmental Study

­The Inflation Reduction Act signed into law by President Biden this month contains $3 billion to help the U.S. Postal Service decarbonize its mail-delivery fleet and shift to electric vehicles. On the heels of the Aug. 16 bill-signing ceremony at the White House, a new University of Michigan study finds tha
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08/26/2022
Silicon Image Sensor that Computes

SEAS researchers developed the first in-sensor processor that could be integrated into commercial silicon imaging sensor chips. The array (illustrated here) simplifies image processing for autonomous vehicles and other applications.

­As any driver knows, accidents can happen in the blink of an eye — so when it comes to the camera system in autonomous vehicles, processing time is critical. The time that it takes for the system to snap an image and deliver the data to the microprocessor for image processing could mean the difference between av
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08/26/2022
Tecogen CHP Equipment Enables Tax Credits Under Inflation Reduction Act

Benjamin Locke, Tecogen’s CEO

­Tecogen Inc. is pleased to confirm that the increased and expanded tax credits available under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 apply to systems incorporating certain low emission technologies, including Tecogen’s combined heat and power (CHP) equipment.  The Inflation Reduction Act increased tax credi
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08/24/2022
Aggreko Successfully Completes Remote Power Project for Labyrinth Resources Mining Exploration

Aggreko Successfully Completes Remote Power Project for Labyrinth Resources Mining Exploration

­Aggreko announces it has successfully deployed a remote power project using its virtual pipeline power approach. The solution enabled Labyrinth Resources Limited to complete a challenging mining exploration project while reducing CO2 emissions and fuel costs. Labyrinth Resources needed remote po
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08/24/2022
Extended Front-End Converter Series Delivers Input Versatility and Higher Power

Extended Front-End Converter Series Delivers Input Versatility and Higher Power

­Murata announced it has set a new performance benchmark with the extension of its D1U54 series. The D1U54T-M-2500-12-HxxC and D1U54-D-2500-12-HxxC rack mountable front-end converters are designed specifically for high-performance, high-power applications requiring high power density and efficiency standards. Ta
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08/24/2022
AEC-Qualified Buck Switcher IC with 850 mA Output

Power Integrations Delivers AEC-Qualified Buck Switcher IC with 850 mA Output for Low-Part-Count Automotive PSUs

­Power Integrations announced a high-current member of its LinkSwitch-TN2Q automotive switcher IC family which provides up to 850 mA of output current without the need for metal heatsinking. The highly integrated ICs support a wide input voltage of 30 to 550 VDC, enabling the devices to st
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08/24/2022
ABB and Hydrogen Optimized Expand Hydrogen Partnership, Including a Strategic Investment

Joachim Braun, Division President, ABB Process Industries

­ABB and Hydrogen Optimized Inc. (HOI), the Canadian technology innovator unlocking green hydrogen production at scale, have signed an agreement to expand the companies’ existing strategic relationship. This includes an investment by ABB into Key DH Technologies Inc. (KEY), the parent company of HOI, as they se
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08/24/2022
Switch Products Bring Industry's Highest Performance to Communications, Aerospace & Defense, and Test & Measurement Applications

The MM5120

­Menlo Microsystems, Inc. announced the formal qualification and production release of its MM5120 single-pole/four-throw (SP4T) DC-to-18 GHz switch and MM5140 DC-to-6 GHz SP4T switch. These two new switches provide the industry’s highest performance, reliability and integration for RF
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08/24/2022
Israel's Electric Authority Sets Feed-in Tariff for Eco Wave Power’s EWP-EDF One Project

Israel's Electric Authority Sets Feed-in Tariff for Eco Wave Power’s EWP-EDF One Project

Eco Wave Power Global AB is pleased to announce that the Israeli Electric Authority (IEA) has set an official Feed-in Tariff (“FIT”) for the Company’s newly-installed wave energy pilot project (“EWP-EDF One Project”) at the Port of Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel.  With the FIT in place, the Isr
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08/23/2022
Infineon Expands Supplier Base for Silicon Carbide Wafers / Supply Agreement Signed with US-based II-VI Incorporated

Angelique van der Burg, Chief Procurement Officer at Infineon

­Infineon Technologies AG and II-VI Incorporated have signed a multi-year supply agreement for silicon carbide (SiC) wafers. The German-based semiconductor manufacturer is thus securing further access to this strategic semiconductor material to meet the strong increase in customer demand in this area. The agreement al
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08/23/2022
Compact SMT Transformers with High Dielectric Strength for DC-DC Converters

Compact SMT Transformers with High Dielectric Strength for DC-DC Converters

­TDK Corporation presents the EPCOS E13EMHV series of compact SMT transformers with high dielectric strength for a wide range of DC-DC converter topologies. The isolation distances comply with IEC 60664-1, 61558-2-16 standard, achieving a high working voltage of 1000 V DC. Transient overvoltages of up to 2500 Vp
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08/23/2022
BRC Solar Selects EPC 100 V eGaN FETs for Next Generation Solar Optimizer

BRC Solar Selects EPC 100 V eGaN FETs for Next Generation Solar Optimizer

­BRC Solar GmbH has revolutionized the photovoltaic market with its power optimizer, increasing energy yield and performance of pv plants and systems. Designing-in Efficient Power Conversion’s EPC2218 100 V FETs into its next generation M500/14 power optimizer has enableda higher current density due
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08/23/2022
900mA Dual-Channel Input with Integrated Boost SoC Li-Ion Battery Switching Charger

900mA Dual-Channel Input with Integrated Boost SoC Li-Ion Battery Switching Charger

­Halo Microelectronics announced the release of its HL7090, a fully automatic and highly integrated lithium battery charging management IC with one switching charger, two linear chargers, and full-range programmable charge parameters through an I2C compatible interface. The HL7090 is a compact, flexible, and high-
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08/23/2022
Offshore Wind Power in the USA will Supply more than 10 Million Homes with Renewable Energy by 2030

Offshore Wind Power in the USA will Supply more than 10 Million Homes with Renewable Energy by 2030

­The United States will redouble its efforts by 2030 to halve its greenhouse gas emissions and achieve the goal of a 100% carbon-free power generation system five years later. To this end, it will decisively increase its commitment to offshore wind energy so that, by 2030, it will be able to generate more than 30
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08/23/2022
Brushing Thin Films onto Electrodes Preserves Batteries

Brushing metal powders into the surface of lithium anodes shows promise to curtail the threat of dendrites that damage recyclable batteries, according to scientists at Rice University.

­A bit of brushing may be the secret to making better rechargeable lithium batteries.  The Rice University lab of chemist James Tour introduced a technique to tune the surface of anodes for batteries by simply brushing powders into them. The powder adheres to the anode and becomes a thin, l
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08/23/2022
Materials Open Platform for All Solid-State Battery to Begin Full-Scale Operation

(Diagram) Framework of the Materials Open Platform (MOP) for All Solid-State Battery

­The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and 10 private companies have announced that their Materials Open Platform (MOP) for All Solid-State Battery will begin full-scale operation in FY2022. The participating companies are DENSO CORPORATION, JFE Steel Corporation, JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co
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08/23/2022
Rice, NASA extend Space Act Agreement

Vanessa Wyche, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and Rice University President Reginald DesRoches pass the pen as they sign an extension of the Space Act Agreement that promises continued cooperation between the institutions.

­NASA and Rice University officials met at the university’s campus today to formally extend their agreement to share research efforts and educational outreach.  The new umbrella Space Act Agreement (SAA) covers participation by Rice and NASA personnel in joint research opportunities, STEM enga
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08/22/2022
Compost to Computer: Bio-Based Materials used to Salvage Rare Earth Elements

Penn State researchers, including principal investigator Amir Sheikhi, assistant professor of chemical engineering, improved upon previous work and extracted larger sample sizes of neodymium from less concentrated solutions.

­What do corncobs and tomato peels have to do with electronics? They both can be used to salvage valuable rare earth elements, like neodymium, from electronic waste. Penn State researchers used micro- and nanoparticles created from the organic materials to capture rare earth elements from aqueous solutions. Their findings,
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08/22/2022
Compact QKD System Paves the Way to Cost-Effective Satellite-Based Quantum Networks

Researchers experimentally demonstrated a space-to-ground QKD network using a compact QKD terminal aboard the Chinese Space Lab Tiangong-2 and four ground stations.

­Researchers report an experimental demonstration of a space-to-ground quantum key distribution (QKD) network using a compact QKD terminal aboard the Chinese Space Lab Tiangong-2 and four ground stations. The new QKD system is less than half the weight of the system the researchers developed for the Micius sa
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08/18/2022
Exploring Quantum Electron Highways with Laser Light

The translucent crystal at the center of this illustration is a topological insulator, a quantum material where electrons (white dots) flow freely on its surface but not through its interior.

­Topological insulators, or TIs, have two faces: Electrons flow freely along their surface edges, like cars on a superhighway, but can’t flow through the interior of the material at all. It takes a special set of conditions to create this unique quantum state – part electrical conductor, part insulator -
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08/18/2022
Scientists Unravel 'Hall effect' Mystery in Search for Next Generation Memory Storage Devices

Doctor Clifford Hicks from the University of Birmingham

­An advance in the use of antiferromagnetic materials in memory storage devices has been made by an international team of physicists. Antiferromagnets are materials that have an internal magnetism caused by the spin of electrons, but almost no external magnetic field. They are of interest because of their
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08/18/2022
NREL Study: Refineries Increase Revenue and Reduce Carbon Footprint with Renewable Propane

NREL Study: Refineries Increase Revenue and Reduce Carbon Footprint with Renewable Propane

­A new study by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows biorefineries can increase their financial returns by selling renewable propane versus using it as a processing fuel or as a hydrogen feedstock. The financial findings complement the pro
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08/17/2022
UCLA Team Exceeds DOE-Set Targets for Fuel Cell Performance and Durability

Yu Huang, a professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

­As important as the internal combustion engine has been for societal progress, it is also a major contributor to pollution that damages human health and carbon emissions that help drive the climate crisis. Close to 30% of U.S. carbon emissions come from transportation, and 95% of transportation uses fossil fu
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08/17/2022
Navitas Semiconductor Announces Acquisition of GeneSiC Semiconductor

Gene Sheridan, Navitas CEO and co-founder

­Navitas Semiconductor announced the acquisition of GeneSiC Semiconductor, a silicon carbide (SiC) pioneer with deep expertise in SiC power device design and process. The transaction is immediately accretive to Navitas as GeneSiC is highly profitable, with more than 25% EBITDA margins.  Calendar 2022 revenues ar
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08/17/2022
Premio Adds AMD Ryzen Embedded Processors to its Portfolio of Industrial-Grade SBCs

Premio Adds AMD Ryzen Embedded Processors to its Portfolio of Industrial-Grade SBCs

Premio Inc. released its first ever x86 single board computer (SBC) in support of the AMD Ryzen Embedded SoC (System on Chip). Premio’s new SBC provides a new class of performance in an integrated single-board solution that includes multi-core performance and rich visual graphics from AMD’s semiconductor de
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08/17/2022
A New Neuromorphic Chip for AI on the Edge, at a Small Fraction of the Energy and Size of Today's Compute Platforms

A team of international researchers designed, manufactured and tested the NeuRRAM chip.

­An international team of researchers has designed and built a chip that runs computations directly in memory and can run a wide variety of AI applications–all at a fraction of the energy consumed by computing platforms for general-purpose AI computing. The NeuRRAM neuromorphic chip brings AI a step clos
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08/17/2022
Floating 'Artificial Leaves' Ride the Wave of Clean Fuel Production

A floating artificial leaf - which generates clean fuel from sunlight and water - on the River Cam near King's College Chapel in Cambridge, UK.

­Researchers have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, designed ultra-thin, flexible devices, which take their inspiration from photosynthesis – the p
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08/17/2022
Solar Farm Market Size is Projected to Reach USD 458 Million by 2030

Solar Farm Market Size is Projected to Reach USD 458 Million by 2030

­The rapid growth of the solar farm market in recent years can be attributed to the low cost of photovoltaic panels and the large number of companies producing solar water farms. With the implementation of government regulations that aim to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and minimize pollution, co
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08/15/2022
160W Ultra-fast Charger Powers OnePlus Flagship 10T Smartphone

160W Ultra-fast Charger Powers OnePlus Flagship 10T Smartphone

Navitas Semiconductor announced that OnePlus has once again chosen GaNFast next-gen power ICs to ultra-fast-charge its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 10T. The new OnePlus 10T features the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm) chipset, a 120 Hz FHD + AMOLED display screen, and 50 MP main c
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08/15/2022
Aviation Week 20 Twenties Inductee Sends Hope to Girls in STEM

­Grace Robertson, recent alumna of Embry-Riddle University

­Grace Robertson has always been one of the few women in the room throughout her training to become a space industry worker — and that makes sense, considering that women represent less than 12% of global aerospace engineers. But, she says, that’s “just a statistic.” “As children, we dream of becomi
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08/10/2022
IIoT Gateways Ensure Connectivity from Edge to Cloud in Remote Industrial Sites

Moxa IIoT Gateways Ensure Connectivity from Edge to Cloud in Remote Industrial Sites

­Remote industrial sites need to be monitored in real time using data from multiple sensors that measure parameters such as temperature, fluid levels, and gas concentrations. This data is then transferred to a cloud platform via IIoT gateways for monitoring. Because of the mission-critical role gateways pl
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08/10/2022
35 A GaN ePower Stage IC Boosts Power Density and Simplifies Design

35 A GaN ePower Stage IC Boosts Power Density and Simplifies Design

EPC announces the introduction of a 100 V, 35 A integrated circuit designed for 48 V DC-DC conversion used in high-density computing applications and in 48 V BLDC motor drives for e-mobility, robotics, and drones.   The EPC23102 eGaN IC is capable of a maximum withstand voltage o
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08/10/2022
STMicroelectronics Releases TouchGFX 4.20 for Advanced Graphics on STM32 Microcontrollers

STMicroelectronics Releases TouchGFX 4.20 for Advanced Graphics on STM32 Microcontrollers

­STMicroelectronics has released version 4.20 of its TouchGFX user-interface design software for STM32 microcontrollers. The latest updates include support for ST’s new NeoChrom graphics accelerator, which is integrated in advanced MCUs such as the new STM32U5 series. Developed from ST
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08/09/2022
Engineers Without Borders UK launches 12th Engineering for People Design Challenge

Engineers Without Borders UK launches 12th Engineering for People Design Challenge

­Engineers Without Borders UK, leading a movement to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering, has launched the 2022/23 cycle of the award-winning Engineering for People Design Challenge in partnership with Engineers Without Borders South Africa and the Govan Community project. Govan Community
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08/09/2022
Compact, Rugged Pressure Transmitter for Industrial Applications

Compact, Rugged Pressure Transmitter for Industrial Applications

­TDK Corporation presents the compact, rugged B58620F3800B768 AFA pressure transmitter for screw mounting for a wide range of industrial applications. It is designed for a pressure range of 1 bar to 11 bar and temperatures from -20 °C to +125 °C. The dimensions are only 48 x 27 x 24 mm. Th
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08/09/2022
MPUs for Industrial Ethernet Simplify Implementation of Network Functionality

MPUs for Industrial Ethernet Simplify Implementation of Network Functionality

­Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the RZ/N2L microprocessor units (MPUs) for Industrial Ethernet communication that make it easy to add network functionality to industrial equipment and devices. The RZ/N2L complies with many industry-standard specifications and protocols to facilitate the deve
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08/09/2022
Graphene Synapses Advance Brain-Like Computers

A transistor that operates like synapses in the brain.

­Computers that think more like human brains are inching closer to mainstream adoption. But many unanswered questions remain. Among the most pressing, what types of materials can serve as the best building blocks to unlock the potential of this new style of computing? For most traditional computing devices,
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08/09/2022
New Project to Explore the use of Conversational AI in Libraries

JooYoung Seo, assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

­Library makerspaces offer community members the opportunity to tinker, design, experiment, and create with a range of technology in an informal learning space. However, because current makerspaces and maker tools are highly vision oriented, blind and visually impaired (BVI) people have limited access to these le
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08/09/2022
PoE Injectors Bring Plug-and-Play Power to Industrial Network Devices

PoE Injectors Bring Plug-and-Play Power to Industrial Network Devices

­Power over Ethernet (PoE) LAN Switches are essential components of modern industrial networks, supplying DC power to an assortment of PoE Powered Devices (PDs) over long distances, while transmitting data over the same CAT5 or higher cable. Managed or unmanaged, PoE LAN switches provide a number of important ad
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08/08/2022
Multi-Connectivity Development Kit for Indoor and Outdoor Asset Tracking

Multi-Connectivity Development Kit for Indoor and Outdoor Asset Tracking

­The STEVAL-ASTRA1B multi-connectivity evaluation platform from STMicroelectronics provides a complete ecosystem for building complete proof-of-concept for asset tracking systems. Battery-powered, and with a small form factor, the evaluation kit also includes firmware to simplify development targeted ap
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08/08/2022
High-Power Connectors from Amphenol now Available from Powell Electronics

High-Power Connectors from Amphenol now Available from Powell Electronics

­Amphenol’s latest range of high-power, high-voltage connectors designed for high-voltage and high-current systems in E-Flight, E-VTOL and hybrid applications can now be sourced through Powell Electronics, the supplier of connectors and more for high-rel applications including defence, aerospace and in
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08/05/2022
Navitas GaN ICs Save First 100,000 Tons of CO2 Emissions

Navitas GaN ICs Save First 100,000 Tons of CO2 Emissions

­Navitas Semiconductor has announced the first saving of 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions as GaN replaces legacy silicon chips to “Electrify Our World”. GaN uses up to 10x-lower CO2 footprint to manufacture and ship compared to silicon, while reducing the end-application CO2 footprint up to 30%. Each
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08/05/2022
AC/DC Board-Mounted Converter Simplifies Reliable Operation

AC/DC Board-Mounted Converter Simplifies Reliable Operation

­Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. expands its presence in the industrial, robotics and 5G telecom markets with the launch of the AE Artesyn AIF42 AC/DC converter. The new converter reduces system size, delivers best-in-class 93% efficiency and enhances reliability by minimizing the need for external components. The AIF42 full
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08/04/2022
Eco Wave Power's Wave Energy Pilot is on Way to AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

Eco Wave Power's Wave Energy Pilot is on Way to AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

­Eco Wave Power Global AB announced that the energy conversion unit, formerly deployed in Gibraltar, is officially on its way to AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, set to arrive in September 2022.  This will be the first U.S. location for Eco Wave Power’s technology, which is already deployed in Is
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08/02/2022
Industry's First Power Transient Voltage Suppressors in Compact DFN Package

Bourns Releases Industry's First Power Transient Voltage Suppressors in Compact DFN Package

­Bourns, Inc., announced the industry's first Power Transient Voltage Suppressor (PTVS) product families available in the compact DFN package (8 mm x 6 mm x 2.5 mm) The Bourns PTVS1 and PTVS2 surface mount series provide effective ESD protection to meet the growing demand for high surge cur
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08/02/2022
Smart Memory Controllers for Data Center Computing Enable Modern CPUs to Optimize Application Workloads

Smart Memory Controllers for Data Center Computing Enable Modern CPUs to Optimize Application Workloads

­The continuous computational demands of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) workloads, cloud computing and data analytics deployed on traditional parallel attached memory have reached an efficiency plateau due to the limitations of increased memory channels on a processor. Microchip Technology In
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08/02/2022
Memory Chip Doubles Bandwidth for Low Pin-Count, High-Performance Solutions

Memory Chip Doubles Bandwidth for Low Pin-Count, High-Performance Solutions

­Infineon Technologies AG has added HYPERRAM 3.0 to its portfolio of high-bandwidth, low-pin count memory solutions. The device features a new,16-bit extended version of the HyperBus interface that doubles throughput to 800 MBps. With HYPERRAM 3.0, Infineon offers a portfolio of high-bandwidth memories with lo
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08/02/2022
5V 32-Bit MCUs with Superior Noise Tolerance for Home Appliances, Industrial Applications

Renesas Launches 5V RX660 32-Bit MCUs with Superior Noise Tolerance for Home Appliances and Industrial Applications

­Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a new addition to the RX 32-bit MCU Family, the RX660 group of microcontrollers (MCUs) that supports operating voltages of up to 5V, offering superior noise tolerance for home appliances and industrial equipment exposed to high electromagnetic interference. The RX
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08/02/2022
Open Fuse Holder is now Through-Hole Reflow Compatible for Fully Automated PCB Assembly

Open Fuse Holder is now Through-Hole Reflow Compatible for Fully Automated PCB Assembly

­SCHURTER is known for its compact high-performance fuse holders, and the OGN series open fuse holder for 5x20 mm fuses is no exception. The series now offers a version that is compatible with Through-Hole Reflow (THR) solder processes, in addition to the existing THT and SMT versions. SMT components are used
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Date:
08/02/2022
Gigabit Fiber-to-Ethernet Media Converters Ideal for Long Distance, High Bandwidth Connectivity

Gigabit Fiber-to-Ethernet Media Converters Ideal for Long Distance, High Bandwidth Connectivity

­Antaira Technologies introduced its IMP-C1000-SFP-bt-T and IMP-C1000-SFP-bt-24-T Gigabit single-port media converters with IEEE 802.3bt 90W PoE++. Both converters give network administrators the means to interconnect long-distance fiber networks to copper-based 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet with
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Date:
08/02/2022
Using Bidirectional Programmable DC Power Supplies for Battery Testing

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Figure 1. The placement polarity checker and the safety contactor

In today’s fast-paced world the need to create quicker, more mobile mechanical devices is steadily increasing. One primary method for doing this is to replace traditional gas powered or plugged-in devices with battery power. Batteries have become smaller and increasingly efficient as a result. In order to ke
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Date:
08/01/2022
Extending the Supply Voltage of a 600 V Input, No-Optocoupler Isolated Flyback Controller to 800 V or Higher

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Figure 1. A complete 12 V isolated flyback converter for a wide input from 20 V to 800 V with a minimum start-up voltage of 260 V

­In traditional isolated high voltage flyback converters, tight regulation is achieved using optocouplers to transfer  regulation information from the secondary-side reference circuitry to the primary side. The problem is that optocouplers add significant complexity to isolated designs: there is propagation de
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Date:
08/01/2022
Hydrogen, the Perfect Partner for Renewable Energy

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­Sky high gas prices and the war in Ukraine have made many governments rethink their energy strategies and look to renewables to cut costs for citizens and increase their own country’s energy independence. Billions of dollars are being poured into research on renewable technologies. However, renewable energy ma
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Date:
08/01/2022
New Report: Hummer EV is Worse for the Environment than Chevy Malibu

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­I guess turnabout is fair play…even when it comes to a 9,000-pound vehicular juggernaut. Back in 2007, a report from the Oregon-based CNW Market Research famously claimed that the Hummer — the poster child for gas guzzlers — was more energy efficient than the Toyota Prius hybrid. 15 years later, a n
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Date:
08/01/2022
We Still Have a Ways to Go on the Road to EV Adoption

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

­The future of the electric vehicle market seems assured. AlixPartners projects EV sales to reach 33% globally by 2028 and 54% by 2035. To support this demand, automakers and suppliers are expected to invest at least $526 billion on EVs and batteries from 2022-2026, the firm said at its annual Global Automotive Ou
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Date:
08/01/2022
Power Supplies for EV Charging Stations

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Figure 1: Ac charging diagram

­EVs can now achieve similar mileage as gas-powered vehicles, but it still takes more time to charge an EV than to refuel a gas vehicle. Charge time is approximately equal to the amount of energy delivered to the battery divided by the charging power; therefore, it is desirable to use as much power as possible to
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Date:
08/01/2022
The Role of Connectivity in EV Charging

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­We are all familiar with the phrase work smarter, not harder. Well, the EV charging infrastructure needs to be hardworking and intelligent to meet the needs of vehicle users and the communities impacted by them. The hard work is associated with distributing enormous quantities of energy, as the number of EVs on
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Date:
08/01/2022
Driving Advanced Performance with Higher Reliability

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Figure 1: Global EV passenger car sales could make up roughly half of all cars sold by 2030

­The rising popularity of EVs in recent times is not merely due to consumer demand, but because of the collective effort by the governments across the world to implement more sustainable and safer ways of mobility. In 2021, we saw an indication of the rapid adoption of electric vehicles with the number of EV (B
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Date:
08/01/2022
Passive Components Enable V2X and 48V Automotive Systems Vital to Addressing Evolving Safety and Fuel Efficiency Demands

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Figure 1: Standard DSRC V2X infrastructure

­Automotive safety has always been a top priority for both consumers and regulatory bodies, but the growing availability of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the increasing viability of driverless technologies requires innovative approaches to this age-old requirement. Similarly, while fuel efficiency ha
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Date:
08/01/2022
How to Increase High-Power EV Battery Charging using Surface Mount Power Devices

How to Increase High-Power EV Battery Charging using Surface Mount Power Devices

­End users expect new EV designs to minimize vehicle idle time, especially for long-distance driving. EV automotive designers need to increase charger power output, power density, and efficiency to achieve the fast-charging end-users expect. Single-unit, charger designs currently range from 7 kW to 30 kW. The co
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Date:
08/01/2022
Compact Filter Saves Space in Three-Phase Power Applications

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Figures 1a: Filtering normal-mode

­EMI-RFI filters are needed to attenuate common-mode and differential-mode EMI (or noise). Although simple in principle, they are not easy to design and often require specialist help. Moreover, in three-phase power applications, adequate filtering can occupy a large volume. An integrated three-phase filter ca
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Date:
08/01/2022
A Battery Designed for Energy Storage

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Figure 1: China holds global share of lithium battery material refining and processing (Source: Avicenne Energy 2022 Report)

­In 2021, 20.1% of the electricity generated in the United States came from renewable sources, and so did 80% of generation capacity additions.  Energy storage is an essential component of a renewable-powered grid infrastructure.  To make the grid more resilient, lower carbon emissions, and redu
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Date:
08/01/2022
Patient Health Through System Health

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Figure 1: Preventative maintenance on critical medical equipment such as MRI scanners minimizes unplanned downtime and improves patient healthcare

­In the world of manufacturing, a critical system failure creates real-world impacts such as lost productivity, as well as cost for repairs and service to resolve the problem. In the field of medical equipment, system downtime not only incurs costs but also causes delays to patient care that can directly impact pa
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Date:
08/01/2022
Recharging the Batteries and the March Towards Electric Vehicles

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­It’s nice and sunny here in Scotland as I write this, a welcome change from the weather of the last few weeks. We are well and truly into the holiday season and it is good to take some time out. Myself, I had a short visit to one of the Scottish islands. The islands are often quite behind the times when it
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Date:
08/01/2022
Diving into the Dog Days of Summer with EVs

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Last month, I mentioned a two-issue string of interrelated topics, starting with July’s “Batteries and Other Storage Devices” and leading straight into the application most relevant to these miniature power sources, electric vehicles. After all, the priciest component of EVs is the battery pack, and
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Date:
08/01/2022
2 Watt Medical DC/DC Converter in SIP-9 Package

2 Watt Medical DC/DC Converter in SIP-9 Package

­TRACO POWER announces their new TRV 2M series of 2 Watt DC/DC in the compact SIP-9 package with reinforced isolation of 5000 VAC for medical and industrial applications. This series is designed to protect any connected interfaces or applied parts to patients with 2XMOPP compliance. The TMR 2M consists of 21 models
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Date:
08/01/2022