Notable & Newsworthy

November 2022
60 V Offset Power Rail Probes Offer the Capability Needed for 48 V Power Integrity Analysis

60 V Offset Power Rail Probes Offer the Capability Needed for 48 V Power Integrity Analysis

­In 2016, Teledyne LeCroy first offered the RP4030 Power Rail Probe, which was designed to enable engineers to probe a low-impedance, low-voltage DC power/voltage rail signal without loading the device under test (DUT). It provided ±30 V of probe offset to allow a DC power/voltage rail signal to be displayed in t
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11/30/2022

ATEN Technology Launches New Solutions for the Control Room of the Future

ATEN Technology Launches New Solutions for the Control Room of the Future

­ATEN Technology, Inc., the technology leader and global manufacturer of KVM and AV/IT connectivity and management solutions, announced several new 5K DisplayPort KVM over IP Extenders, ideal for facility situation rooms, network operations centers (NOCs), utility process control centers, tra
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11/30/2022
Navitas Drives Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer at 210 W, New Ultra-Fast Charging Record

Navitas Drives Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer at 210 W, New Ultra-Fast Charging Record

­Navitas Semiconductor announced its next-gen GaNFast power ICs have been used by Xiaomi Redmi for their 120 W (Note Pro+) and 210 W (Note 12 Explorer) ultra-fast smartphone chargers. The new Redmi Note 12 Explorer and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ are the first equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset,
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11/30/2022
Optimizing Drive-Cycle Simulations for Automotive Applications

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Figure 1. EAB450M12XM3 automotive qualified 1200 V, 450 A all-Silicon Carbide conduction-optimized, half-bridge module by Wolfspeed®

­Silicon Carbide (SiC) has transformed power delivery and management in a number of industries, especially electric vehicle (EV) charging and on-board power conversion. This is due to its superior thermal characteristics, low losses, and power density, which result in higher efficiency and reliability when com
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11/30/2022
ExxonMobil, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Form Carbon Capture Technology Alliance

Kenji Terasawa, president and CEO, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.

­ExxonMobil and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have joined forces to deploy MHI’s leading CO2 capture technology as part of ExxonMobil’s end-to-end carbon capture and storage (CCS) solution for industrial customers. The joint effort combines ExxonMobil’s and MHI’s years of expertise in the in
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11/29/2022
Adding a Fourth Dimension to 3D Printing

Purdue University researchers have developed a novel wet-mixing method to add sensor particles to 3D printer filaments, which will allow manufacturers to create functional printed parts. (Purdue University image/Brittany Newell)

­Purdue University researchers have developed a patent-pending method to add particles to filament and disperse them evenly through a traditional fused deposition modeling, or FDM, 3D printer, which will aid industry in manufacturing functional parts.  Brittany Newell and Jose M. Garcia-Bravo, associate
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11/29/2022
ROHM Develops Ultra-Low-Power, On-Device Learning Edge AI Chip

ROHM Develops Ultra-Low-Power, On-Device Learning Edge AI Chip

­ROHM Semiconductor announced they have developed an on-device learning AI chip (SoC with on-device learning AI accelerator) for edge computer endpoints in the IoT field. The new AI chip utilizes artificial intelligence to predict failures (predictive failure detection) in electronic devices eq
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11/29/2022
Omni Pro Electronics Unveils Newly Released Ultra-Compact DC Power Supplies by Altech

Omni Pro Electronics Unveils Newly Released Ultra-Compact DC Power Supplies by Altech

­Omni Pro Electronics has announced the release of the Altech Ultra-Compact PSC family of Power Supplies. The series has five models ranging from 75 to 480W of available power with some of the highest power density in the industry, ranging from 32mm wide (75W) to 70mm wide (480W). All models have a universal in
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11/29/2022
STMicroelectronics Reveals 100-Watt Wireless Power Receiver for Fastest Qi-Compliant Charging

STMicroelectronics Reveals 100-Watt Wireless Power Receiver for Fastest Qi-Compliant Charging

­STMicroelectronics has revealed a wireless power receiver with the industry’s highest available power rating of 100 Watts. Ensuring the fastest wireless charging times in the market today, ST’s new STWLC99 device can recharge high-end smartphones with the largest battery capacity in less th
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11/29/2022
ProTek Devices Intros High Current Voltage Suppressor SMDs for DC and AC Protection

ProTek Devices Intros High Current Voltage Suppressor SMDs for DC and AC Protection

­ProTek Devices has introduced a new series of 10kA bidirectional transient voltage suppressors for circuit protection in DC and AC, in telecommunications infrastructure, and other similar industrial applications. These surface mount devices can be connected in a series or in parallel to create very high capability ci
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11/29/2022
3-phase Filters Meet IEC 60204-1 for Machine Applications

3-phase Filters Meet IEC 60204-1 for Machine Applications

­SCHURTER’s new 3-phase filters series FMBC EP and FMBD EP meet IEC 60204-1 for machine applications. The filters are suitable for 3-phase or 3-phase-with-neutral conductor applications. Downsized for smaller footprint, without any compromise to 2-stage performance, the new filter series are suitable for us
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11/28/2022
Morse Micro Supercharges its Series B Funding Round with AU $30 Million Top-up from Major Superannuation Funds and Others

Michael De Nil, co-founder and chief executive officer at Morse Micro

­Morse Micro, a fabless semiconductor company reinventing Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced an AU $30 million top-up of its Series B funding. TelstraSuper, HESTA, Hostplus and NGS (managed by Blackbird Ventures) and UniSuper (managed by Uniseed) participated in the round. The investmen
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11/28/2022
Coca-Cola will now Make Local Deliveries in Belgium with 30 Electric Renault Trucks Vehicles

Coca-Cola will now make local deliveries in Belgium with 30 electric Renault Trucks vehicles

­Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) will start using 30 electric trucks to make “last mile” deliveries to local customers in Belgium. The first five vehicles will go out today in the Antwerp area. Through a key partnership with Renault Trucks, the beverage manufacturer is electrifying one-fifth of
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11/28/2022
SEGGER Embedded Studio Version 7 Includes Source Code of Libraries

SEGGER Embedded Studio Version 7 Includes Source Code of Libraries

­SEGGER’s latest version of Embedded Studio comes with the source code and on-demand build of the included C runtime library, emRun, and C++ library, emRun++. A toolchain usually includes pre-compiled libraries for all supported architectures and configurations, with the installat
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11/28/2022
UCLA-led Research Unearths Obscure Heat Transfer Behaviors

An illustration of a boron arsenide crystal placed between two diamonds in a controlled chamber with thermal energy transported under extreme pressure

­UCLA researchers and their colleagues have discovered a new physics principle governing how heat transfers through materials, and the finding contradicts the conventional wisdom that heat always moves faster as pressure increases. Up until now, the common belief has held true in recorded observations and scien
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11/28/2022
'Transformer' Pinwheels Offer New Twist on Nano-Engineered Materials

As the droplet dries, the nanoparticles settle into pinwheel patterns. The ability to make these twisted structures at the nanoscale could have applications in sensing, machine vision and more.

­A newly discovered pinwheel structure—self-assembled from pyramid-shaped nanoparticles—may enable unique material properties that could be useful in areas like machine vision, armor, chemical and biological sensing, and more.  The finding comes from a research collaboration led by the University of Illino
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11/28/2022
Organizing Nanoparticles into Pinwheel Shapes Offers New Twist on Engineered Materials

Jiahui Li, left, Shan Zhou and professor Qian Chen show off an electron micrograph image of their new pinwheel lattice structure developed to help engineers build new materials with unique optical, magnetic, electronic and catalytic properties.

­Researchers have developed a new strategy to help build materials with unique optical, magnetic, electronic and catalytic properties. These pinwheel-shaped structures self-assemble from nanoparticles and exhibit a characteristic called chirality – one of nature’s strategies to build complexity into structures at
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11/28/2022
Physicist Identifies how Electron Crystals Melt

Eun-Ah Kim, professor of physics at Cornell University

­The mysterious changes in phases of matter – from solid to liquid and back again – have fascinated Eun-Ah Kim since she was in lower elementary school in South Korea. Without cold drinking water readily available, on hot days the children would bring bottles of frozen water to school. Kim noticed t
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11/28/2022
Infineon and TSMC to Introduce RRAM Technology for Automotive Product Family

Infineon and TSMC to introduce RRAM technology for automotive AURIX™ TC4x product family

­Infineon Technologies AG and TSMC announced the companies are preparing to introduce TSMC’s Resistive RAM (RRAM) Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) technology into Infineon’s next generation AURIX™ microcontrollers (MCU). Embedded Flash microcontrollers have been the main building blocks of automotive electroni
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11/27/2022
Single Module Solution for the World's Largest 352 kW Photovoltaic String Inverter

Single Module Solution for the World's Largest 352 kW Photovoltaic String Inverter

­Infineon Technologies AG recently added EasyPACK 4B to its industry-leading Easy power module family. The lead-type of the new family targets applications in photovoltaic string inverters. In this application it can achieve up to 352 kW and allows a significant increase in output power of about 40 percent co
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11/23/2022
ROHM, Mazda, and Imasen Sign a Joint Agreement to Develop Inverters for e-Axle Using ROHM SiC Power Modules

Ichiro Hirose, Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer; Oversight of R&D, Cost Innovation and Innovation, Mazda Motor Corporation (left); Katsumi Azuma, Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer and COO, ROHM Co., Ltd. (right)

­ROHM Semiconductor announced they have signed a joint development agreement with Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) and Imasen Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., (Imasen) for inverters and SiC power modules to be used in the electric drive units of electric vehicles, including e-Axle. As the ‘heart of the EV
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11/23/2022
Stackable Multi-Row Board-to-Board Connector Products That Achieve Unprecedented Flexibility

Stackable Multi-Row Board-to-Board Connector Products That Achieve Unprecedented Flexibility

­Interplex is successfully addressing the growing market demand for high-density interconnects in challenging application scenarios. The company has just released its multi-row board-to-board (BTB) connector product.    Thanks to the proprietary snap-in biscuit design, this ingeni
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11/23/2022
Harwin Increases Mixed Layout Hi-Rel Connector Portfolio

Harwin Increases Mixed Layout Hi-Rel Connector Portfolio

­Harwin has expanded the contact layout options of its Gecko-MT high-reliability (Hi-Rel) connectors. The new variants have been added to complement the existing symmetrical 2-power/8-signal and 4-power/8-signal layouts. There are 6 new contact arrangements that feature 2 to 6 power contacts and 4 to 24 sig
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11/21/2022
Ultrafast 650 V Recovery Rectifiers for Automotive and Industrial Applications

Ultrafast 650 V Recovery Rectifiers for Automotive and Industrial Applications

­Nexperia announced the expansion of its portfolio of Clip-bonded FlatPower (CFP) packaged diodes for industrial and automotive applications. The latest additions include four 650 V, 1 A parts available in CFP3 and CFP5 packages intended for use in onboard chargers (OBC) and inverters for electric vehicles, po
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11/21/2022
Elma Updates Product Selection for Quick-Turn Delivery of Embedded Systems Platforms

Elma Updates Product Selection for Quick-Turn Delivery of Embedded Systems Platforms

­Elma Electronic has increased the selection of popular chassis and development platforms available for quick shipment through the company’s Express List offering. A broader range of chassis platforms that support the new SOSA™ standard and OpenVPX are now part of the program. Each unit in Elm
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11/21/2022
New Center at UT Austin Strives for Equity in Engineering

The leaders of the new Center for Equity in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

­The engineering industry as a whole has struggled for decades with issues of equity and representation. A new center at The University of Texas at Austin is looking to change that at the academic level by recruiting a more diverse group of students and working closely with universities that serve primarily Hi
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11/21/2022
A Possible Game Changer for Next-Generation Microelectronics

Magnetic fields created by skyrmions in two-dimensional sheet of material composed of iron, germanium and tellurium.

­Tiny magnetic whirlpools could transform memory storage in high performance computers. Magnets generate invisible fields that attract certain materials. A common example is fridge magnets. Far more important to our everyday lives, magnets also can store data in computers. Exploiting the direction of the ma
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11/21/2022
Generating Electricity From Tacky Tape

This adhesive tape-based nanogenerator can light several hundred LEDs.

­Along with bitterly cold temperatures, winter usually brings dry air and the occasional zap of static electricity. Those shocks might be annoying, but researchers are working to harness that otherwise wasted energy with triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) to power everyday devices. Now, in ACS Omega, a
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11/21/2022
Hotswap Application-Specific MOSFETs Feature Double the Improvement in SOA

Nexperia launches new hotswap Application Specific MOSFETs (ASFETs) with double the improvement in SOA

­Nexperia extends its ‘ASFETs for Hotswap and Soft Start’ portfolio with the introduction of 10 new 25 V and 30 V fully optimized devices, combining industry-leading enhanced safe operating area (SOA) performance with extremely low RDS(on), making them ideal for use in 12 V hotswap applications including da
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11/18/2022
Engineers Solve a Mystery on the Path to Smaller, Lighter Batteries

MIT Professor Yet-Ming Chiang

­A discovery by MIT researchers could finally unlock the door to the design of a new kind of rechargeable lithium battery that is more lightweight, compact, and safe than current versions, and that has been pursued by labs around the world for years. The key to this potential leap in battery technology is replac
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11/18/2022
Generality vs. Specificity: Unraveling the Electric Double Layer Structure of Highly Ionic Liquid Electrolytes

Electric double layers

­Using a combination of simulation and experimental techniques, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Material Science and Engineering researchers have been able to identify the electric double layer structure of an ionic liquid on a series of crystalline electrodes. The research, published October 5
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11/18/2022
New Insights into Energy Loss Open Doors for One Up-and-Coming Solar Tech

Headshot of Barry Rand, paper co-author

­Organic solar cells are an emerging technology with a lot of promise. Unlike the ubiquitous silicon solar panel, they have the potential to be lightweight, flexible, and present a variety of colors, making them particularly attractive for urban or façade applications. However, continued advancements in device pe
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11/18/2022
How to Make Future Autonomous Transportation Accessible to Everyone

Purdue University professor Brad Duerstock leverages his own experiences as a wheelchair user in his research on improving accessibility to transportation.

­When Brad Duerstock was 18, a spinal cord injury paralyzed his arms and legs, requiring him to use what control he had left in his hands to operate a power wheelchair. Throughout the more than 30 years since, Duerstock has seen smartphones, tablets and other types of technology get developed but not becom
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11/18/2022
Swappable Industrial Battery for Mobile Workstation and Motive Product Manufacturers

The Swappable Industrial Battery can deliver 1000 Watts to power mobile and motive equipment.

­Green Cubes Technology (Green Cubes) announced its Swappable Mobile Power (SMP) portfolio. The SMP portfolio enables manufacturers to electrify their mobile and motive products utilizing swappable batteries with the leading Lithium-ion battery chemistry. At the center of the portfolio, the Swappable Industrial Ba
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11/17/2022
The Most Accurate Automotive Pressure Sensor Ever Made

The Most Accurate Automotive Pressure Sensor Ever Made

­Melexis has launched a new series of PCB-less pressure sensor ICs that deliver the highest degree of accuracy over lifetime. Thanks to this impressive performance the last generation of ICEs will become greener in all circumstances. Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, introduces a new ser
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11/17/2022
Audio Amplifiers Feature Second Generation of MERUS Multilevel Switching Amplifier Technology

Audio Amplifiers Feature Second Generation of MERUS Multilevel Switching Amplifier Technology

­When designing portable and battery-powered audio devices for consumer speaker applications, maximizing battery playback time and, at the same time, maintaining excellent audio performance in a compact form and at a low system cost is essential. MERUS™ multilevel switching technology from Infineon Te
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11/17/2022
Hundreds of Renesas' Intersil-Brand Radiation-Hardened ICs Lift Off Onboard Artemis 1 Mission to the Moon

Hundreds of Renesas’ Intersil-Brand Radiation-Hardened ICs Lift Off Onboard Artemis 1

­Renesas Electronics Corporation announced that hundreds of its radiation-hardened (rad-hard) integrated circuits (ICs), including over 50 different part numbers, are onboard the Artemis 1 launch that blasted off on November 16. Intersil-brand rad-hard ICs are part of the battery management systems, RS-25 engine co
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11/17/2022
Zero-Voltage-Switching Power-Supply ICs Feature Programmability, High Efficiency, and Small Form Factor

Zero-Voltage-Switching Power-Supply ICs Feature Programmability, High Efficiency, and Small Form Factor

­Power Integrations announced the InnoSwitch 4-Pro family of digitally controllable, off-line CV/CC Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) flyback ICs, which substantially reduce the size of power adapters. Incorporating a robust PowiGaN gallium-nitride primary switch and steady-state switching frequency of
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11/16/2022
First Family of Automotive Radar Transceivers with Industry's Highest Accuracy and Lowest Power Consumption

First Family of Automotive Radar Transceivers with Industry's Highest Accuracy and Lowest Power Consumption

­Renesas Electronics Corporation is entering the automotive radar market with the introduction of a 4x4-channel, 76-81GHz transceiver designed to meet the demanding requirements of ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and Level 3 and higher autonomous driving applications. Leveraging automotive expertise ac
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11/16/2022
Flex Power Modules Introduces 8:1 Non-Isolated Bus Converter

Flex Power Modules Introduces 8:1 Non-Isolated Bus Converter

­Flex Power Modules has launched the BMR320, a non-isolated, unregulated, DC-DC intermediate bus converter with a fixed 8:1 input/output voltage ratio in a compact form-factor.  The product operates over a 40-60 VDC input range, producing a 5 to 7.5 VDC output, ideal for powering point of load converters
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11/16/2022
EPC Launches a New Generation of eGaN Technology that Doubles Performance

EPC Launches a New Generation of eGaN Technology that Doubles Performance

EPC launches the 80 V, 4 mOhm EPC2619. This is the lead product for a new generation of eGaN devices that have double the power density compared to EPC’s prior-generation products. The EPC2619 has an RDS(on) of just 4 mOhms in a tiny, 1.5 mm x 2.5 mm, footprint. The maximum RDS(on) x Area of th
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11/15/2022
The First Fully Integrated, Intelligent Configurable Capacitor Charger for Surgical and Aesthetic Laser Applications

The First Fully Integrated, Intelligent Configurable Capacitor Charger for Surgical and Aesthetic Laser Applications

­Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. introduced the Excelsys FC1500, the industry’s first fully integrated capacitor charger and multiple output power supply. The FC1500 delivers constant charge power and eliminates the need for multiple power supplies in medical laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy eq
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11/15/2022
Innoscience Launches 80mΩ RDS(on) 650V GaN HEMTs

Yi Sun, Sr VP of product development at Innoscience

Innoscience Technology announced a new low RDS(on) 650V E-mode GaN HEMT devices. INN650D080BS power transistors have an on-resistance of 80mΩ (60mΩ typical) in a standard 8x8 DFN package, enabling higher power applications, for example in totem pole LLC architectures or fast battery-chargers. Explains Yi Sun, S
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11/15/2022
A Customizable, Professional-Grade Single-Board Computer with Advanced Industrial Capabilities

A Customizable, Professional-Grade Single-Board Computer with Advanced Industrial Capabilities

­OKdo, part of RS Group Plc, announced the launch of the new compact-form-factor ROCK 5B octo-core single-board computer (SBC). This latest member of the ROCK SBC family delivers the kind of desktop PC level performance required for compute intense activities such as AI or gaming, as well as a wide suite of us
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11/15/2022
onsemi Launches MOSFETs With Innovative Top-Cool Packaging

onsemi Launches MOSFETs With Innovative Top-Cool Packaging

­onsemi announced a series of new MOSFET devices that feature innovative top-side cooling to assist designers in challenging automotive applications, especially within motor control and DC/DC conversion.  Housed in a TCPAK57 package measuring just 5mm x 7mm, the new Top Cool devices feature a
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11/15/2022
PFC and Hybrid Flyback Combo IC Drives Performance in GaN-based USB-C Adapters and Chargers with EPR

PFC and Hybrid Flyback Combo IC Drives Performance in GaN-based USB-C Adapters and Chargers with EPR

­USB power delivery (USB-PD) has emerged as the prevailing standard for fast charging and for supplying power to all kinds of mobile and battery-powered devices using the unified type-C connector. In its latest release, USB-PD rev 3.1, the Extended Power Range (EPR) specification supports a wide output voltage ra
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11/15/2022
Industrial Motion Sensors Bring Fault Tolerance and Software Synergy to High-Performance Navigation Applications

Industrial Motion Sensors Bring Fault Tolerance and Software Synergy to High-Performance Navigation Applications

­TDK Corporation extends the SmartIndustrial line of robust and accurate motion sensors and announces the availability of InvenSense IIM-46234 and IIM-46230 new high-performance fault-tolerant inertial measurement units (IMU) targeted at navigation applications that require accurate, stable, and best-in-class bi
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11/15/2022
Ethernet Switch Portfolio Unleashes Full Potential of Industrial Networks

Ethernet Switch Portfolio Unleashes Full Potential of Industrial Networks

­Moxa announced the launch of a next-generation Ethernet managed switch portfolio designed to futureproof networks and accelerate digital transformation in the IIoT era.  Moxa’s expanded portfolio consists of EDS-4000/G4000 Series DIN-rail switches, MDS-G4000-4XGS Series modular DIN-rail switches,&
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11/14/2022
Pickering Adds Electrostatic Shielding to High-Voltage Miniature Reed Relay to Minimize Noise

Pickering Adds Electrostatic Shielding to High-Voltage Miniature Reed Relay to Minimize Noise

­Pickering Electronics has launched a new variant of its high voltage Series 104 SIL/SIP reed relay family with optional electrostatic shielding between the switch and the coil to help minimize noise between the coil drive and high voltage circuits. This new screening is in addition to Pickering’s internal mu-
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11/14/2022
Industry's First Wide Voltage Range Hot-Swap Controller with a Programmable Digital SOA Control for Data Centers

Industry's First Wide Voltage Range Hot-Swap Controller with a Programmable Digital SOA Control for Data Centers

­Continued demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI) services in High-Performance Computing (HPC) data centers is driving the market growth in this segment. Special-purpose AI accelerators facilitate a significant increase in the performance and efficiency of these data centers. Like in many cr
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Date:
11/14/2022
Analog Front-End Enables the Software-Defined Factory

Analog Front-End Enables the Software-Defined Factory

­NXP Semiconductors announced its new NXP analog front-end (N-AFE) family for high-precision data acquisition and condition monitoring systems for factory automation. Designed as software-configurable universal analog input devices, the new N-AFE family helps enable the software-defined factory, making it easier fo
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11/14/2022
Nexperia Invests in Sustainable Alternatives to Batteries

Dan Jensen, General Manager Business Group Analog & Logic ICs at Nexperia

­Nexperia announced a broadening to its portfolio of power management products to include energy harvesting solutions. Energy can be harvested from light, vibrations, radio waves or temperature gradients and can therefore be used to replace batteries in low-power applications like smart wearables and autonomous wi
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11/11/2022
TDK Introduces Extremely Compact StandarD Series Disk Varistors

TDK Introduces Extremely Compact StandarD Series Disk Varistors

­TDK Corporation presents the EPCOS B72307S0* (StandarD S07 Compact Series) and B72310S0* (StandarD S10 Compact Series) series of extremely compact, leaded disk varistors. The new varistors cover a wide voltage range from 115 VRMS to 460 VRMS in the StandarD S07 Compact series and from 130 VRMS to 68
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11/11/2022
LEDs Optimized for Low-Current, Low-Light Applications

LEDs Optimized for Low-Current, Low-Light Applications

­ROHM Semiconductor announced availability of the CSL1901 series of 0603-size (0.6 inch × 0.3 inch) / 1608-size (1.6 mm × 0.8 mm) LEDs, optimized for low-light applications for use in indicators and numeric displays in factory automation equipment (i.e., PLCs) and communication control equ
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11/11/2022
Industrial Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers Offer Precision Timing Protocol

Industrial Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers Offer Precision Timing Protocol

­Developers of industrial automation systems are looking to shift away from the reliance on proprietary solutions for process synchronization to standard-based solutions that offer broader compatibility and reduce design costs. To deliver critical process synchronization, Microchip Technology Inc. announces th
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11/11/2022
650V and 750V Automotive Qualified aSiC MOSFETs for Industrial and Electric Vehicle Applications

David Sheridan, Vice President of SiC products at AOS

­Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced its new industry-leading 650V and 750V SiC MOSFET platform for both industrial and automotive applications.  The 650V SiC MOSFETs are ideal switching solutions for industrial applications such as solar inverters, motor drives, industrial po
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11/11/2022
£5m National Supercomputer at Queen's Set to Revolutionize Research

Professor Roger Woods from Queen’s University

­Predicting the potential of renewable wave energy and producing greener biofuels is faster and more accurate than ever before, thanks to a £5m state-of-the-art national supercomputer, which has been launched at Queen’s University Belfast.   The Kelvin-2 Tier-2 High Performance Computing Faci
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11/11/2022
Melexis Announces Solution for EV Battery Current Sensing

Melexis Announces Solution for EV Battery Current Sensing

­Melexis reinforces its reputation in the automotive current sensing market by announcing the MLX91230 and the MLX91231. They offer access to shunt or Hall type current sensor technologies. These ASIL compliant devices can measure voltage, current and temperature. Customers will be provided with flexibility an
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11/10/2022
STMicroelectronics Extends Embedded AI Solutions with Advanced Features to Ease Machine-Learning Development

STMicroelectronics Extends Embedded AI Solutions with Advanced Features to Ease Machine-Learning Development

­Enhancing its tools to accelerate embedded Artificial-Intelligence (AI) and Machine-Learning (ML) development projects, STMicroelectronics has released upgrades to both NanoEdge AI Studio and STM32Cube.AI. These tools facilitate moving AI and ML to the edge of an application. At the edge, AI/ML del
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11/10/2022
Li Auto Inc. Selected Melexis ToF for in-car Gesture Control

Li Auto Inc. Selected Melexis ToF for in-car Gesture Control

­Li Auto Inc., an emerging Chinese EV OEM incorporates a new generation of intuitive gesture control system in its cars. The 3D camera at the core of this system integrates the Melexis MLX75027, the world's only automotive qualified VGA resolution time-of-flight (ToF) sensor. Melexis, a global microelectronics engineerin
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Date:
11/10/2022
International Solar Alliance and Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet Sign Agreement to Boost Solar Deployment

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, International Solar Alliance

­Today, at COP 27, the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) signed a grant agreement of USD 10 million with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to boost the deployment of solar energy in developing countries. Under the agreement, ISA will strengthen its programmes, bu
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11/10/2022
ABB Helps Energize 5G Rollout with Small Cell Repeater Power Solution

ABB Helps Energize 5G Rollout with Small Cell Repeater Power Solution

­ABB Power Conversion is helping to energize the rollout of 5G repeaters with solutions like its new RP450 power system. The all-in-one solution meets the power density, footprint, and availability needs of 5G repeaters, helping to extend network coverage. “While small cells represent a critica
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Date:
11/09/2022
Advancements in Energy Storage System Capabilities

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Figure 1: Residential application

­Energy storage systems are used in a variety of renewable energy sources to store power and stabilize electrical performance. With the growth of interconnected systems as well as an increased focus on clean energy at both commercial and residential levels, these systems require increasingly rugged and capable
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11/09/2022
PSDcast – Combining Wastewater Energy Transfer with Geothermal

Chairman and CEO of Sharc Energy, Lynn Mueller

­SHARC Energy specializes in what’s called wastewater energy transfer (or WET), and we’ve recently learned that they’ll be supporting Egg Geo in the first proposed combined WET and geothermal system in the world.
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11/09/2022
CUI Devices Introduces New Power Relays Product Line

CUI Devices Introduces New Power Relays Product Line

­CUI Devices’ Relays Group announced its continued product expansion with the addition of a new line of power relays. Ideal for high-level current switching in a range of industrial applications, measurement and control equipment, and safety systems, CUI Devices’ power relays boast industry-best le
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11/08/2022
Navitas Semiconductor and Avnet Silica Announce Agreement to Expand Market for Advanced GaN Power ICs

David Carroll, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Navitas

­Avnet Silica, an Avnet company, and Navitas Semiconductor announced close cooperation between the two companies to grow the market in Europe for Navitas’ advanced performance and highly power efficient GaNFast power ICs with GaNSense technology. The two companies will work closely together
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11/08/2022
200W and 300W Half-Brick DC-DC Converters Have a 43 to 160Vdc Input for Railway Power Systems

200W and 300W Half-Brick DC-DC Converters Have a 43 to 160Vdc Input for Railway Power Systems

­TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda CN-110B series of half-brick DC-DC converters for railway power systems. An input range of 43 to 160Vdc enables their use with 72V or 110V nominal DC inputs. The baseplate cooled modules meet the rolling stock IEC 61373 Category 1, Class B shock/vibration sta
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11/08/2022
Infineon Partners with REE Automotive to Foster Sustainable Mobility

Infineon Partners with REE Automotive to Foster Sustainable Mobility

­Disruptive technologies are driving the mobility transformation: to accelerate green and smart mobility, Infineon Technologies AG  is collaborating with REE Automotive Ltd. The automotive technology company developed the REE modular Electric Vehicle platform which serves as a foundation for a wide variety of
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11/08/2022
Africa Carbon Markets Initiative Aims to Support Growth of Carbon Credit Production and Create Jobs in Africa

Africa Carbon Markets Initiative Aims to Support Growth of Carbon Credit Production and Create Jobs in Africa

­Carbon markets offer an incredible opportunity to unlock billions for the climate finance needs of African economies while expanding energy access, creating jobs, protecting biodiversity, and driving climate action. However, Africa currently produces only a tiny percentage of its carbon credit potential. Led by a thir
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11/08/2022
CDE Addresses Capacitor Needs of Next-Gen Level-3 EV Charger Designers

CDE Addresses Capacitor Needs of Next-Gen Level-3 EV Charger Designers

­In response to the rapidly growing demand for higher-performance DC link capacitors for EV chargers, Cornell Dubilier Electronics (CDE) has expanded its standard-product offerings and brought to light its advanced custom capacitor capabilities. While the inverter circuitry at the heart of EV charging st
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11/08/2022
Teledyne LeCroy Now Offers Widest Range of 10 Mb/s IVN Solutions

Teledyne LeCroy Now Offers Widest Range of 10 Mb/s IVN Solutions

­Teledyne LeCroy announced the addition of a CAN XL Trigger, Decode, Measure/Graph and Eye Diagram (TDME) oscilloscope software option, enabling users to test, validate and debug automotive electronic control units (ECUs) and 10 Mb/s in-vehicle network (IVN) designs. Today’s vehicles can contain more than 1
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11/08/2022
Canada Kicks Chinese Companies Out of Lithium Mining

Canada Kicks Chinese Companies Out of Lithium Mining

­After placing restrictions on foreign participation in supplying "critical minerals" used in batteries and high-tech devices, the government of Canada has ordered three Chinese companies to divest their lithium mining holdings in that nation. The order issued on Wednesday comes as tensio
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11/08/2022
Navitas and VREMT Open Joint R&D Lab for Next-Gen EV Power Systems and Semiconductors

Navitas and VREMT Open Joint R&D Lab for Next-Gen EV Power Systems and Semiconductors

­Navitas Semiconductor and VREMT announced the opening of an advanced, joint R&D power semiconductor laboratory to accelerate EV power-system developments using Navitas’ GaNFast (gallium nitride, GaN) power ICs and GeneSiC (silicon carbide, SiC) power MOSFETs and diodes. GaN and SiC are ‘wi
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11/07/2022
UTA Professor's Aim: Robots to Assist with Everyday Tasks

Fillia Makeon

­A University of Texas at Arlington computer science researcher is developing a robotic system that helps people with spinal cord injuries perform everyday tasks, and she’s involving members of the UTA Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team in the effort. Fillia Makedon, a distinguished professor in the De
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11/07/2022
NSF Grant Funds RIT Postdoctoral Fellows in STEM Education Research

Professor Dina Newman, Rochester Institute of Technology

­The National Science Foundation has awarded Rochester Institute of Technology $1.2 million for a cohort of four postdoctoral fellows to conduct STEM discipline-based education research (DBER). Professor Dina Newman from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences led a team of College of
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11/07/2022
NJIT Experts in Augmented Reality Help Train Caretakers for the Elderly

The research looks to provide visual and audio realism, environmental awareness, and realistic attitude and intelligence.

­With the world's population of geriatric patients increasing faster than enough caretakers can be trained for the difficult job, NJIT Assistant Professor of Informatics Salam Daher thinks augmented reality technology may help close the gap. Daher and her students are prototyping a digital model of an olde
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11/07/2022
Light-Driven Molecular Motors Light Up

These are the first authors of both papers described in the news story, Lukas Pfeifer (L) and Ryojun Toyoda. Both succeeded in making a fluorescent light-driven molecular motor. This is the first time that two photochemical properties were combined in one motor molecule.

­Rotary molecular motors were first created in 1999, in the laboratory of Ben Feringa, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Groningen. These motors are driven by light. For many reasons, it would be good to be able to make these motor molecules visible. The best way to do this is to make them fl
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11/07/2022
CABBI Team Adds Powerful new Dimension to Phenotyping Next-Gen Bioenergy Crop

An unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) collects images over a CABBI Miscanthus sacchariflorus field trial at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Energy Farm in October 2020.

­Miscanthus is one of the most promising perennial crops for bioenergy production since it is able to produce high yields with a small environmental footprint. This versatile grass has great potential to perform even better, as much less effort has been put into improving it through breeding relative to established co
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11/07/2022
Computer Science for All

Teacher and student in one of Springfield's public elementary schools learning CSforALL

­The National Science Foundation recently awarded $1,197,134 to a collaborative team, led by University of Massachusetts Amherst professor of computer science Rick Adrion, to integrate computer science into every classroom and reach every student in the Springfield Massachusetts Public elementary schools. Th
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11/04/2022
Advancing the Integration of AI to Improve the Efficiency and Sustainability of Mobile Network Architectures

Marco Fiore, IMDEA Networks Research Associate Professor

­The DAEMON project started in January 2021 to ensure that the numerous AI algorithms that will run in network controllers and orchestrators -collectively named Network Intelligence (NI)– are systematically integrated into the mobile network architecture and can function optimally within it. There ha
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11/04/2022
MSU Research: Disconnection, not Teens' Screen Time, is the Problem

Keith Hampton, a professor in the Department of Media and Information and director of academic research in the Quello Center, Michigan State University

­While many parents and caregivers believe teens spend too much time on smartphones, video games and social media, a Michigan State University researcher says not to worry about screen time.  Keith Hampton, a professor in the Department of Media and Information and director of academic research
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11/04/2022
Space-Making 'Robot Rooms' Promise Practicality, Escape

Keith Evan Green, director of the Architectural Robotics Lab, Cornell

­In millions of homes today, voice commands prompt “smart” devices to turn on lights, change the temperature or deliver weather forecasts, while robotic vacuums autonomously hunt for crumbs and dust bunnies. But what if robots and computer intelligence weren’t just in the room – they were the room?
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11/04/2022
New 'Smart Tattoos' Tackle Tech Challenges of On-Skin Computing

Cindy (Hsin-Liu) Kao, assistant professor of human centered design, Cornell

­Researchers at Cornell University have come up with a reliable, skin-tight computing system that’s easy to attach and detach, and can be used for a variety of purposes – from health monitoring to fashion. On-skin interfaces – sometimes known as “smart tattoos” – have the potential to outperfor
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11/04/2022
Flexible Thermochromic Fabrics Enabling Dynamic Colored Display

Flexible thermochromic fabrics enabling dynamic colored display.

­Fibrous devices have attracted more and more research due to their unique one-dimensional morphological advantages such as flexibility, light weight and wearability. In the past decade, a variety of functional fibrous devices have been developed, including conductive, energy harvesting and memory devices, se
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11/04/2022
Novel Single-Crystal Production Method Opens up Promising Avenues for Studies in Solid-State Physics

Monocrystals of Ce0.04ZrTe2 grown by heterogeneous nucleation on the surface of the polycrystalline pellet

­Single crystals are materials in which the crystal lattice is continuous and unbroken to the edges of the sample, with no grain boundaries. The atoms occupy regular positions, which are repeated indefinitely in space. While polycrystals are made up of many crystal grains or crystallites of varying sizes and or
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11/04/2022
Infineon Introduces New XENSIV TLE4971 Sensor Family for Automotive Applications

Infineon Introduces New XENSIV TLE4971 Sensor Family for Automotive Applications

­Infineon Technologies AG announced the addition of the new XENSIV TLE4971 family to its current sensor portfolio for automotive applications. The 3.3 V devices are the next generation of TLI4971 devices available in a TISON package with an integrated rail and available in four different pre-programmed current ra
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11/04/2022
NYU Tandon Researchers Explore a More Frictionless Future

Measuring atomic shear: in this rendering, a nano-scale tip pulls atoms so they slide on top of others.

­Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Elisa Riedo and her team have discovered a fundamental friction law that is leading to a deeper understanding of energy dissipation in friction and the design of two-dimensional materials capable of minimizing energy loss. Friction is an everyd
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11/04/2022
Infineon Austria Cooperates with University of Zagreb on Energy-Saving Microelectronics for Decarbonization

f.l.t.r.: Prof. Željko Jakopović (Project Management University of Zagreb), Vice Rector Prof. Tomislav Josip Mlinarić, Dean Vedran Bilas (both University of Zagreb), Sabine Herlitschka (CEO Infineon Austria), Hrvoje Bujanović, Josef Markus Wuketich, Oliver Heinrich

­Infineon Austria and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) at the University of Zagreb have launched an academic cooperation in power electronics. The collaboration will advance the further development of energy-efficient technologies for decarbonization as well as strengthen one of the ke
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11/03/2022
Harwin High-Reliability Connector Solutions, Available from Mouser, Enable Engineers to Push SWaP Boundaries

Harwin High-Reliability Connector Solutions, Available from Mouser, Enable Engineers to Push SWaP Boundaries

­Mouser Electronics, Inc. stocks a wide range of high-reliability connectors from Harwin. Designed to deliver robust performance in harsh environments, Harwin’s high-reliability interconnect families support demanding applications, including aviation, defense, medical, and high-end industrial solutions. These du
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11/03/2022
PSDcast – Why Solar Inverters are so Critical

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Steve Oliver from Navitas

­Few industries are simultaneously on the cutting edge of innovation and a bit stagnant quite like solar. And in order to really squeeze as much energy from panels as possible, you need reliable solar inverters, which is where Navitas comes in.
Date:
11/03/2022
TI Unifies Fragmented IoT Ecosystems with Matter-Enabled Wireless MCU Software

TI Unifies Fragmented IoT Ecosystems with Matter-Enabled Wireless MCU Software

­Enabling smarter connections to the world around us, Texas Instruments (TI) introduced new Matter-enabled software development kits for Wi-Fi and Thread SimpleLink wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) that will streamline adoption of the Matter protocol in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The software builds on
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11/03/2022
Infineon PSoC 4100S Max Supports Fifth-Generation CAPSENSE Technology with Higher Performance

Infineon PSoC 4100S Max Supports Fifth-Generation CAPSENSE Technology with Higher Performance

­Infineon Technologies AG announced the new PSoC 4100S Max family. It features expanded Flash memory and general-purpose inputs/outputs (GPIO) for next-generation human machine interface (HMI) applications to support the fifth-generation CAPSENSE™ touch sensors. Available in 7x7, 10x10, and 14x14 mm² packages, PSo
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11/02/2022
High Surge Rating SMD TVS Diodes 50% Smaller Than Other Surface-Mounted Solutions

High Surge Rating SMD TVS Diodes 50% Smaller Than Other Surface-Mounted Solutions

­Littelfuse, Inc. announced the new SMTOAK2 TVS Diode Series. Many of today’s high-power, high surge rating TVS diodes are only available in axial leaded packages. The compact, 2 kA (8/20 μs) rated, surface-mount package SMTOAK2 TVS Diode Series allows electronics designers to achieve a m
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11/02/2022
ASIL B Power Management IC Ideal for Automotive Camera Applications

ASIL B Power Management IC Ideal for Automotive Camera Applications

­Renesas Electronics Corporation unveiled an innovative automotive power management IC (PMIC) for next-generation automotive camera applications. The RAA271082 is a versatile ISO-26262 compliant multi-rail power IC with a primary high voltage synchronous buck regulator, two secondary low voltage synchronous bu
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11/02/2022
Microcontrollers Usher in New Era of Smart, Efficient Edge Processing

NXP’s New MCX N Microcontrollers Usher in New Era of Smart, Efficient Edge Processing

­NXP Semiconductors has announced the MCX N94x and MCX N54x, the first families in the N series of the new MCX microcontroller portfolio. Designed to simplify design for secure intelligent edge applications, including IoT and industrial applications, the MCX N features the first instantiation of NXP’s proprietary Ne
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11/02/2022
Bring Your Next Battery Charger Project to Life with Minimum Design Risks

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Figure 1. Infineon offering cover key components in chargers (colored in green)

­Every day more and more of the devices and equipment used in our daily life are powered by batteries. For example, we can find electronic equipment with batteries around the house, such as cordless power tools, drones, and other domestic robots (e.g., robotic vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers, etc.). At the same time, due to rising fuel prices, government incentives, and rising awareness about air pollution, common modes of transportation such as bicycles, scooters, and mopeds have now also turned into electrical vehicles. All of these applications are
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11/01/2022
System-Level Approach Enables the Design of Precision, High Density, Isolated Analog Output Module for Process Control

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Figure 1. AD5758 and ADP1031 8-channel board

­When designing channel-to-channel isolated analog output modules for process control applications, such as programmable logic controller (PLC) or distributed control system (DCS) modules, the main trade-off is usually between power dissipation and channel density. As module sizes shrink and channel densities in
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11/01/2022
Are We Entering a New Multipolar World for Electronics?

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­When I came of age in Scotland, there were lots of electronics facilities nearby. Many of these workplaces were owned by large multinationals. Digital Equipment, Compaq, Motorola, NEC, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Honeywell and others had manufacturing plants within an hour’s drive from my home in Ayrshire. When I
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11/01/2022
Backlog for Electric Vehicles Eases Up (Mostly)

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Electric vehicles aren’t quite as scarce as they used to be. Back in August, we reported that most EVs were backordered anywhere from 3-6 months (or more), while arguably the most popular EV brand (Tesla) was delayed about a year. Well, supply has apparently caught up to demand. Or at the very least,
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11/01/2022
No Motors and Control – No Robots

No Motors and Control – No Robots

­The word “robotics” sometimes conjures thoughts of factories using machines to eliminate human labor, but today’s robots and collaborative robots – “cobots” – can help humans by augmenting or replacing tedious tasks. In the home this can be a robot vacuum. Or, on a larger scale, an all-electric au
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11/01/2022
Adhesion Control Protects Inspection Robot Investment

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Figure 1: a) Gripper foot prototype in bottom view with four equally distanced SENM3Dx sensors on PCBs and the electro permanent magnet (EPM). The magnetic axis definition is shown for one sensor. b) Sensor PCB bottom view with SENIS SENM3Dx

­Robotic solutions are well recognized for their potential in the field of inspection and maintenance, especially for ferrous (steel) structures, such as complex bridge structures and towers. In practice, this means that industrial climbing robots equipped with electro permanent magnet (EPM) grippers are used wh
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11/01/2022
Keeping Track of Position Even After Power Loss

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Figure 1. The multiturn principle of the operation

­Position sensors and encoders are ubiquitous in automotive and industrial applications where it is vital that the position of the system is known at all times. However, incumbent position sensors and encoders can only provide a single turn or 360° TPO position information. Systems that require TPO position in
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11/01/2022
Time to Kill the Deadtime

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Figure 1: Deadtime in a synchronous buck converter

­Deadtime is the delay needed between the turn OFF and turn ON of two devices when an overlap in ON times would result in cross conduction currents. A typical example for a synchronous buck converter where the simultaneous conduction of Q1 and Q2 would result in a short on the input voltage (VIN), which can lea
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11/01/2022
Brushless DC Motors and Their Drives - Design Considerations and Challenges

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Figure 1: Comparison of motor performance for the same frame size (source: Groschopp)

­From their simple beginnings in the 18th century, motors have become ubiquitous, consuming more than half of current global energy production, according to ‘4E Electric Motor Systems Annex’ (EMSA). It’s also stated by the International Energy Agency (IEA) that typically 95% of a motor’s lifecycle cost is
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11/01/2022
How to Create an I2C to UART Converter

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Figure 1. A block diagram of the connections between the I2C master, UART, and the SLG46855

­The SLG46855V is a small package GreenPAK with a huge amount of digital logic and a wide supply range from 2.3 V to 5.5 V. There are a lot of flip-flops, lookup tables, and counter/delay blocks that can be configured to different functions. Flip-flops will be used to create a shift register, lookup tables as
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11/01/2022
Maximizing Power Density in Next-Gen USB Chargers

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Figure 1: Design specifications for a next generation USB charger

­As part of an initiative to reduce the amount of electronic waste, the European Union has created a requirement for the development of a compact, universal charging device based on the USB-C standard, suitable for all types of portable devices like E-bikes, mobile devices and ever more powerful portable computers, al
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11/01/2022
Who Needs Avalanche?

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Figure 1. Silicon MOSFET avalanche breakdown effect

­Traditional Silicon high voltage power MOSFETs have maximum voltage ratings that include maximum allowable avalanche energy levels. Avalanche breakdown limits the robustness and reliability of the power MOSFET due to the rapid and uncontrolled increase in current and the absorption of the transient or surge en
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11/01/2022
Enhancing Angular Position Sensing in Modern Automobile Systems

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Figure 1: x-by-wire interprets the driver’s steering, gear-selection and pedal commands using electrical position sensors - thereby reducing the amount of mechanical parts

Over the past three to four decades, formerly mechanically actuated and regulated systems in the automotive world have been replaced with electrical and electronic equivalents that deliver numerous advantages. In addition to saving weight and bill-of-materials costs, the electrical systems are typically smaller a
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11/01/2022
Making Sense of Sensors

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

November is electronica month. It has been four years since the last show and it is looking like things will be picking up where they left off. According to the organizers, over 2,000 exhibitors have already booked up for this year’s event, which will take place in Munich from November 15th to 18th in 14 of th
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11/01/2022
The World's Leading Trade Fair and Conference for Electronics

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­It’s that time of year! Well...not the one with reindeer and a jolly fat man, but arguably the most important time of year for our industry. First, though, I hope everyone had a spookily satisfying All Hallow’s Eve and you didn’t go up too many sizes after sampling your kids’ candy haul (I may ha
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11/01/2022
Shielded Power Bead Inductor Series Featuring High Rated Current with Extremely Low DC Resistance

Bourns Model SPB Series Shielded Power Bead Inductors

­Bourns, Inc., introduced five new shielded power bead inductor series that feature high rated current, ferrite-based shielded construction and extremely low DC resistance from 72 to 440 nH. Bourns designed the new Model SPB0705, SPB1005, SPB1007, SPB1012 and SPB1308 series to
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11/01/2022
High-Density Power Modules Boost Performance for a New Generation of Mobile Robots

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Figure 1: Dusty eliminates the conventional, labor-intensive process of physically transferring building plans onto the floor with a robot programmed at the job site to automate the same task.

­Innovations in power conversion technology are enabling a transformation in robotics design. Today’s integrated power modules address the demanding size, weight, power budgets and cost efficiencies required to move robots from factory, residential and commercial applications into a vast new landscape bounded onl
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Date:
11/01/2022
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