Notable & Newsworthy

March 2024
TDK Offers DC link Capacitors for +105°C

TDK Offers DC link Capacitors for +105°C

­TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS power capacitors for DC link applications designed for an operating temperature of up to +105 °C. The components with the ordering code B25695E can operate at rated DC voltages from 700 V to 1300 V (voltage derating necessary from +85 °C). Th
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03/28/2024
Fuses With the Industry's Lowest Current Ratings

KYOCERA AVX Launches New 0201 Fuses With the Industry's Lowest Current Ratings

­KYOCERA AVX extended its Accu-Guard II Low-Current Fuses with new 0201 case sizes that deliver the industry’s lowest current ratings. Accu-Guard II Low-Current Fuses utilize thin-film technology to achieve precise control over the components’ physical and electrical characteristics — beyond wh
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03/27/2024
Infineon Introduces 80 V MOSFET OptiMOS 7 with Lowest On-Resistance in the Industry for Automotive Applications

Infineon has launched OptiMOS™ 7 80 V, a new advanced power MOSFET technology with increased power density, available in a versatile SSO8 5 x 6 mm² SMD package, ideal for 48 V board net applications in demanding automotive systems like EVs, electric power steering, and battery switches.

­Infineon Technologies AG has introduced the first product in its new advanced power MOSFET technology OptiMOS™ 7 80 V: The IAUCN08S7N013 features a significantly increased power density and is available in the versatile, robust, and high-current SSO8 5 x 6 mm² SMD package. The OptiMOS™ 7 80 V offering is
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03/27/2024
New All-Liquid Iron Flow Battery for Grid Energy Storage

Lead author and battery researcher Gabriel Nambafu assembles a test flow battery apparatus.

­A commonplace chemical used in water treatment facilities has been repurposed for large-scale energy storage in a new battery design by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The design provides a pathway to a safe, economical, water-based, flow battery made wi
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03/27/2024
Why Scientists are Making Space Data into Sounds

Why Scientists are Making Space Data into Sounds

­When you travel somewhere where they speak a language you can’t understand, it’s usually important to find a way to translate what’s being communicated to you. In some ways, the same can be said about scientific data collected from cosmic objects.  A telescope like NASA's Chandra X-ray Observator
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Date:
03/27/2024
The World is One Step Closer to Secure Quantum Communication on a Global Scale

The entangled photon source, an indium-based quantum dot embedded in a semiconductor nanowire (left), and a visualization of how the entangled photons are efficiently extracted from the nanowire.

­Researchers at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have brought together two Nobel prize-winning research concepts to advance the field of quantum communication. Scientists can now efficiently produce nearly perfect entangled photon pairs from quantum dot sources. Entangled photons are parti
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03/27/2024
Alpha and Omega Semi MOSFET Designed for Higher Power USB PD EPR Apps

Alpha and Omega Semi MOSFET Designed for Higher Power USB PD EPR Apps

­Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced its AONZ66412 XSPairFET™  MOSFET designed for Buck-Boost converters in USB PD 3.1 Extended Power Range (EPR) applications.  The USB PD 3.1 EPR increases the USB-C maximum power up to 240W.  AONZ66412 is defined to support the mo
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03/27/2024
Mouser Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Vox Power to Deliver Innovative Power Solutions

Mouser Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Vox Power to Deliver Innovative Power Solutions

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorised global distributor with the newest electronic components and industrial automation products, today announces a new global distribution agreement with Vox Power, a leading manufacturer of AC/DC power supplies and DC/DC converters.  As part of this agreement,
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03/27/2024
Würth Elektronik Presents LEDs with Integrated Controllers

WL-ICLED: Würth Elektronik offers its RGB LEDs integrated with controllers in various designs.

­Würth Elektronik now offers WL-ICLED, a new series of RGB LEDs with integrated controller (IC). The components, controllable as pixels, combine a red, green and blue LED with a programmable contoller IC. The intelligent LEDs, available in four designs, are individually controllable in their pixel color and br
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03/27/2024
Mouser Electronics Stocking Newest Connectivity Solutions from Digi International Inc.

Mouser Electronics Stocking Newest Connectivity Solutions from Digi International Inc.

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components™, is an authorized global distributor for Digi International Inc., a global leader in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity pro
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03/26/2024
Renesas Introduces Industry's First General-Purpose 32-bit RISC-V MCUs with Internally Developed CPU Core

Renesas Introduces Industry's First General-Purpose 32-bit RISC-V MCUs with Internally Developed CPU Core

­Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the industry’s first general-purpose 32-bit RISC-V-based microcontrollers (MCUs) built with an internally developed CPU core. While many MCU providers have recently joined investment alliances to advance the development of RISC-V products, Renesas has already de
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03/26/2024
Top-Side Cooling Package for Power MOSFETs Enables Highest Efficiency for Modern Automotive Applications

Infineon is introducing the SSO10T TSC package featuring OptiMOS™ MOSFET technology, offering top-side cooling for excellent thermal performance and enabling a compact double-sided PCB design. This makes it ideal for automotive power applications like electric power steering, power distribution...

­Infineon Technologies AG introduces the SSO10T TSC package with OptiMOS™ MOSFET technology. With its direct top-side cooling concept, the package offers excellent thermal performance. This eliminates heat transfer into or through the PCB of the automotive electronic control unit. The package enables a simple an
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03/26/2024
Toshiba Releases New Microcontrollers with Expanded Code Flash Memory Capacity to Support Firmware Updates

Toshiba Releases New Microcontrollers with Expanded Code Flash Memory Capacity to Support Firmware Updates

­Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (“Toshiba”) strengthens the line up of low-power 32-bit microcontrollers in its TXZ+™ Family Advanced Class with the addition of sixteen new products with 1MB/512KB flash memory capacity and four types of packages. The newly released devices feature various interface and
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Date:
03/26/2024
IDTechEx Finds EVs Will Make Mining Cleaner and Cheaper

Key benefits of electric mining vehicles. Source: IDTechEx

­The mining industry has always been perceived as a high-emitting and resource-heavy industry - one that contributes 2-3% of all global CO2 emissions. However, within the last few years, the industry has followed the path of other vehicle sectors and embraced electrification. The use of EVs in global mining is
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Date:
03/26/2024
AIChE Selected by DOE to Lead New Hydrogen Electrolyzer and Fuel Cell Recycling Consortium

Location of Selections

­On March 13, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $750 million in funding for 52 projects across 24 states to dramatically reduce the cost of clean hydrogen and reinforce American leadership in the growing hydrogen industry. Among the recipients, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (A
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03/26/2024
STMicroelectronics Reveals New Family of 100V Trench Schottky Rectifier Diodes for Increased Efficiency and Power Density

STMicroelectronics Reveals New Family of 100V Trench Schottky Rectifier Diodes for Increased Efficiency and Power Density

­STMicroelectronics has introduced 100V trench Schottky rectifier diodes that boost efficiency in power converters operated at high switching frequencies. Raising power-converter operating frequency, encouraged by the minimal switching losses of technologies like wide-bandgap semiconductors, allows de
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Date:
03/26/2024
Cornell Dubilier Brand of 3-Cell Supercapacitors from Knowles Precision Devices Operate at up to 9 WVDC

Cornell Dubilier Brand of 3-Cell Supercapacitors from Knowles Precision Devices Operate at up to 9 WVDC

­Knowles’ Cornell Dubilier brand, known as Knowles Precision Devices, a segment of Knowles Corporation, announced its latest Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) modules, or supercapacitor modules, are now available through New Yorker Electronics. Based on Knowles’ Cornell Dubilier brand DGH and DS
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03/26/2024
TDK Expands Automotive MLCC Lineup with the Industry's Highest Capacitance at 100V in 2012/3216 Sizes

TDK Expands Automotive MLCC Lineup with the Industry's Highest Capacitance at 100V in 2012/3216 Sizes

­TDK Corporation has expanded its CGA series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to 2.2μF in 2012 size (2.0 x 1.25 x 1.25mm – L x W x T) and 4.7μF in 3216 size (3.2 x 1.6 x 1.6 mm – L x W x T), with the industry's highest capacitance*, as 100V products for automotive applications. Mass production of
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Date:
03/26/2024
Novel Quantum Algorithm for High-Quality Solutions to Combinatorial Optimization Problems

The proposed algorithm combines variational scheduling with post-processing to achieve near-optimal solutions to combinatorial optimization problems with constraints within the operation time of quantum computers.

­Combinatorial optimization problems (COPs) have applications in many different fields such as logistics, supply chain management, machine learning, material design and drug discovery, among others, for finding the optimal solution to complex problems. These problems are usually very computationally intensive us
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Date:
03/25/2024
ANGI Energy Systems Breaks New Ground By Starting Construction Of The Midwest’s First Hydrogen Refueling Test Facility

ANGI Energy Systems Breaks New Ground By Starting Construction Of The Midwest’s First Hydrogen Refueling Test Facility

­ANGI Energy Systems broke ground on its new, $4 million Hydrogen Refueling Test Facility: the first of its kind in the Midwest. Attending today were senior executives from ANGI and FASTECH, together with members of the Janesville and wider Wisconsin administration and community.  ANGI, which has
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03/22/2024
High Rel Grade 500W DC/DC Converter Offers Superior Thermal Performance

High Rel Grade 500W DC/DC Converter Offers Superior Thermal Performance

­The MGDS-500 Series feature a full range of high density, wide input range DC/DC power modules designed for aerospace, military and high-end industrial applications. With 500W output power, the MGDM-500 Series is particularly suitable for ultra compact power supply design. Standard models are available wit
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03/22/2024
Heritage Six-Position Voltage Selector Gets Upgrade

Heritage Six-Position Voltage Selector Gets Upgrade

­SCHURTER is pleased to announce an enhancement to its well-known voltage selector series SWZ. By upgrading the plating of the terminals from tin to silver, the six-position selector now features elevated mechanical and electrical performance. Known primarily for use as voltage selectors, the SWZ series is
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Date:
03/22/2024
GaN for Low-cost e-bikes, Drones, and Robotics

GaN for Low-cost e-bikes, Drones, and Robotics

EPC announces the availability of the EPC9193, a 3-phase BLDC motor drive inverter using the EPC2619 eGaN® FET. The EPC9193 operates with a wide input DC voltage ranging from 14 V and 65 V and has two configurations – a standard unit and a high current version: ·     The EPC91
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Date:
03/22/2024
Revolutionizing Hydrogen Production: Economical and Efficient Solutions Unveiled

The team created a porous nickel catalyst material featuring a nanorod protrusion structure, incorporating efficient three-dimensional pore channels and superaerophobic surface wettability. This design aims to facilitate the rapid separation of hydrogen bubbles from the catalyst surface.

­Water eletrolysis process is a system that produces hydrogen by electrolyzing water. It is an eco-friendly technology that can produce hydrogen fuel, a future energy source, without emitting environmental pollutants, but its limitations have been pointed out as low hydrogen production efficiency and high production co
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Date:
03/22/2024
Researchers Take Major Step Toward Developing Next-Generation Solar Cells

Researchers Take Major Step Toward Developing Next-Generation Solar Cells

­The solar energy world is ready for a revolution. Scientists are racing to develop a new type of solar cell using materials that can convert electricity more efficiently than today’s panels.  In a new paper published February 26 in the journal Nature Energy, a University of Colorado Boulder r
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03/22/2024
Mount Sinai is First in New York to Study a Brain-Computer Interface Designed to Record and Map the Brain's Activity in Unprecedented Detail

The Mount Sinai Hospital campus

­A multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons and neuroscientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are the first in New York to study a new brain-computer interface that’s engineered to map a large area of the brain’s surface, in real time, at resolutions hundreds of times more detailed than ty
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03/22/2024
The Industry's First Wide Input Voltage Hot-Swap Controller for Telecom Infrastructure

The XDP700-002 is the industry's first -48 V wide input voltage digital hot-swap controller with a programmable safe operating area (SOA) control designed for telecom infrastructure.

­Infineon Technologies AG is expanding its XDP™ digital power protection controller product family with the XDP700-002, the industry's first -48 V wide input voltage digital hot-swap controller with a programmable safe operating area (SOA) control designed for telecom infrastructure. It boasts superior cur
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Date:
03/21/2024
Mercury Systems and Lockheed Martin to Advance Defense Manufacturing Capabilities in Switzerland

Mercury Systems and Lockheed Martin to Advance Defense Manufacturing Capabilities in Switzerland

­Mercury Mission Systems International SA announced that it will advance the manufacturing of defense technologies in Switzerland in collaboration with Lockheed Martin. This project is a direct result of the offset program between Lockheed Martin and the Swiss government as part of Switzerland’s purchase of
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Date:
03/21/2024
TTI Presents the DRS-100-3P MID Energy Meter from TE Connectivity

TTI Presents the DRS-100-3P MID Energy Meter from TE Connectivity

­TTI, Inc. – Europe, a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking TE Connectivity’s DRS-100-3P 100A 3-phase energy meters with easy programming, DIN-rail mounting and user-friendly navigation. The units offer a wide range of energy measurements when importing and exporting energy fr
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Date:
03/21/2024
Eggtronic Unveils Ultra-High-Efficiency AC/DC ZVS Flyback Architecture with Industry's Highest Non-PFC Output Power

Eggtronic Unveils Ultra-High-Efficiency AC/DC ZVS Flyback Architecture with Industry's Highest Non-PFC Output Power

­Eggtronic has unveiled a new addition to its ‘QuarEgg’ ZVS Flyback family of high-density power conversion solutions with an ultra-high-efficiency architecture that increases the power output available to designers before they are required to implement power factor correction (PFC). European standard EN
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Date:
03/21/2024
Renesas MCUs with High-Resolution Analog and Over-the-Air Update Support Help Customer Systems Conserve Energy

Renesas MCUs with High-Resolution Analog and Over-the-Air Update Support Help Customer Systems Conserve Energy

­Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the RA2A2 microcontroller (MCU) Group based on the Arm® Cortex®-M23 processor. The new, low-power devices offer a 24-bit Sigma-Delta analog-to-digital converter (SDADC), and an innovative dual-bank code flash and bank swap function that make it easy to im
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Date:
03/21/2024
Qi v2.0 Standards-Compliant dsPIC33-Based Reference Design for Automotive Applications

Qi v2.0 Standards-Compliant dsPIC33-Based Reference Design for Automotive Applications

­As major charger manufacturers, including those in the automotive industry, are working to implement Qi v2.0 (Qi2) standards, Microchip Technology has released a Qi 2.0 dual-pad wireless power transmitter reference design. Powered by a single dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controller (DSC), the Qi2 reference de
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Date:
03/21/2024
Microcontrollers Simplify Deployment of AI for Automotive Applications

The AURIX™ microcontroller family from Infineon Technologies AG offers advanced real-time computing hardware for embedded AI in automotive applications.

­Automotive component suppliers and OEMs alike are faced with the challenge that every car is unique. It is unique in how, where and by whom it is driven, its design, the purpose of the ride, as well as the road and traffic conditions where it operates. To ensure that each vehicle functions well and runs optimally, it
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Date:
03/20/2024
KYOCERA AVX Releases New Wet Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Qualified to Industrial Endurance Levels

KYOCERA AVX Releases New Wet Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Qualified to Industrial Endurance Levels

­KYOCERA AVX has released the new surface-mount AEF Series wet aluminum V-chip electrolytic capacitors, which are designed for industrial and consumer electronics applications with high-density PCBs and qualified to industrial endurance levels. The series is available in 11 di
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Date:
03/20/2024
STI-CO Industries, LLC Announces Strategic Merger and Technological Investment to Enhance RF Antenna Solutions

Kyle Swiat, President of STI-CO

­STI-CO Industries, LLC (“STI-CO”), a leading provider of RF antenna solutions, is thrilled to announce a strategic merger with Communication Power Companies (“CPC”), an Addison Capital Partners (“ACP”) portfolio company. CPC designs custom broadband power amplifiers for the defe
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Date:
03/20/2024
Single-Chip Solution for ZVS Flyback

Single-Chip Solution for ZVS Flyback

­PI has achieved a new level of integration with the latest generation of our flagship InnoSwitch flyback switcher IC family. InnoSwitch5-Pro digitally programmable switcher ICs are a single-chip solution that achieves zero-voltage switching (ZVS) without the costly addition of a high-voltage switch. The new devic
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Date:
03/19/2024
Switches Unlimited Releases Series of Safety Components from IDEC

Switches Unlimited Releases Series of Safety Components from IDEC

­Industrial automation plays an increasingly important role in creating the manufacturing and engineering processes of the future. IDEC designs and builds products that make the interactions between people and machines safer, more efficient and more productive. Used largely in industrial automation, these series of
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Date:
03/19/2024
TT Electronics Receives UK Government Funding for Sustainable Aviation Technology Development

Julian Thomas, Engineering Director at TT Electronics

­TT Electronics, a leading provider of custom power solutions and engineered technologies, is delighted to announce it has received a substantial funding award as part of a £200 million joint government and industry investment plan to boost British manufacturing and R&D. The funding, which will be delive
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Date:
03/19/2024
Graphite Electrode Market Size is projected to reach USD 13.58 billion by 2031

Graphite Electrode Market Size is projected to reach USD 13.58 billion by 2031

­Large, cylindrical graphite electrodes are typically manufactured with coal tar pitch, premium petroleum needle coke, and a few additives. They convert the power source's electrical energy into heat for melting scrap metal. Due to graphite's high thermal conductivity and low electrical resistance, these electrodes can
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03/19/2024
Embry-Riddle Researchers to Launch Rockets into Solar Eclipse as Part of NASA Mission

NASA and Embry-Riddle researchers recently posed with three sounding rockets that are part of the APEP (Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path) mission. Lead researcher Dr. Aroh Barjatya is at the top left. Photo courtesy of NASA/Berit Bland.

­On Earth, an otherworldly twilight at midday, a sudden temperature drop, dead-calm winds and a chorus of birdsong can be expected when the moon blocks the sun during a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.  Understanding how this rare cosmic event impacts Earth’s upper atmosphere is the focus of resear
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03/19/2024
Charging Robotics Successfully Installs its Wireless Charging System for Automatic Car Parks

Hovav Gilan, the CEO of Charging Robotics

­Fuel Doctor Inc., a Delaware corporation, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Charging Robotics Ltd. ("Charging Robotics"), an innovator of wireless charging solutions has successfully completed the installation of its wireless charging system for an automated parking system (APS). To the be
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03/19/2024
ABB Signs Agreement to Support Major Power-to-X Green Hydrogen Project in the US

Brandon Spencer, President of ABB Energy Industries

­ABB is collaborating with Green Hydrogen International (GHI) on a project to develop a major green hydrogen facility in south Texas, United States. As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ABB’s automation, electrification and digital technology will be assessed for deployment at GHI’s Hydrogen Ci
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Date:
03/19/2024
Wärtsilä Introduces Quantum2 to Optimise Deployment of Large-Scale Energy Storage Facilities

Wärtsilä’s Quantum2, a fully integrated high-capacity energy storage system designed and optimised for global large-scale deployment. © Wärtsilä Corporation

­Technology group Wärtsilä has launched Quantum2, a fully integrated high-capacity battery energy storage system designed and optimised for global large-scale deployment. Quantum2 enables project developers to meet capacity requirements more efficiently and effectively with improved transportation and deplo
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03/18/2024
SVS-Vistek Launches the World's Fastest High-Resolution SWIR Cameras for Industrial Imaging

SVS-Vistek Launches the World's Fastest High-Resolution SWIR Cameras for Industrial Imaging

­The newest additions to SVS-Vistek's FXO Series of machine vision cameras, the fxo992 and fxo993, are the fastest high-resolution SWIR (Shortwave Infrared) cameras available for industrial inspection on the market. Combining advanced image sensors with high-speed interfaces results in frames-per-second rat
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Date:
03/18/2024
Speaking Without Vocal Cords, Thanks to a new AI-Assisted Wearable Device

Photo of person’s neck with the device — a black adhesive square — attached outside the throat.

­People with voice disorders, including those with pathological vocal cord conditions or who are recovering from laryngeal cancer surgeries, can often find it difficult or impossible to speak. That may soon change. A team of UCLA engineers has invented a soft, thin, stretchy device measuring just over 1 sq
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Date:
03/18/2024
Plasma Oscillations Propel Breakthroughs in Fusion Energy

John Palastro, a senior scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

­Most people know about solids, liquids, and gases as the main three states of matter, but a fourth state of matter exists as well. Plasma—also known as ionized gas—is the most abundant, observable form of matter in our universe, found in the sun and other celestial bodies. Creating the hot mix of freely
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Date:
03/18/2024
Sun's Secrets Unveiled: AI Unlocks new Solar Energy Horizons in China

Spatial distribution of CMA stations. A total of 2,453 blue circles represent routine weather stations, which have sunshine duration measurements. Seventeen red rhombuses represent radiation stations that have Rdir and Rdif observations.

­Researchers have developed an innovative machine learning method to estimate solar radiation components in China without the need for local ground truth data. This breakthrough addresses the scarcity of radiation component data and opens new avenues for the solar energy industry. In a new study published in the&nb
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03/18/2024
Revolutionary Method Developed for Mass-Producing Polymer Solid Electrolytes

From left are Professor Seok Ju Kang and Hyunwoo Kim in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST.

­A research team, led by Professor Seok Ju Kang in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST, has unveiled a groundbreaking technique for mass-producing polymer solid electrolytes, crucial components in batteries. Departing from the traditional melt casting method, the team intr
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Date:
03/18/2024
Neutron Experiment at BER II Reveals New Spin Phase in Quantum Materials

Schematic illustration of a 2D spin-lattice with orthogonal orientation of spin pairs. Bound pair of magnons are represented by the red/blue and green pinwheels.

­New states of order can arise in quantum magnetic materials under magnetic fields. An international team has now gained new insights into these special states of matter through experiments at the Berlin neutron source BER II and its High-Field Magnet. BER II served science until the end of 2019 and has since be
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Date:
03/18/2024
A Method has Been Developed to Protect and Manage Personal Data on the Internet

From left to right, Alexandre Viejo, Jordi Castellà and Cristòfol Dauden, researchers involved in the study.

­Entering a website and accepting cookies is a very common and oft-repeated gesture when navigating the Internet. But this small action, which is often done automatically and without thought, entails security risks: by consenting to cookies, you lose control over your sensitive information, as you cannot review th
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Date:
03/18/2024
Nuvera Fuel Cells Selected for Funding by the U.S. Department of Energy for Manufacturing Next-Gen Fuel Cell Stacks

Neil Gillen, chief operations officer at Nuvera

­Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a leading provider of fuel cell power solutions, has been included in this week’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of $750 million in funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) for 52 projects that directly support the national clean hydrogen strategy. DO
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Date:
03/18/2024
UH's Energy Transition Institute Leader Appointed to Department of Energy Committee

Joe Powell, the founding executive director of the Energy Transition Institute at the University of Houston

­U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm appointed Joe Powell, the founding executive director of the Energy Transition Institute at the University of Houston, to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory Committee (ITIAC). The 18-member committee, a diverse group of stakeh
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Date:
03/18/2024
IDTechEx Examines the Impact of Road Safety Initiatives on Heads-Up Display Adoption in Automotive Industry

IDTechEx forecast for HUDs market value in the next decade. Source: IDTechEx

­With distracted driving accounting for 25% of all road accidents and young drivers accounting for the largest demographic using technology while driving, it is imperative to look for solutions to this problem. It is believed that Heads-Up Displays (HUDs) could be a viable option to prevent driver distracti
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Date:
03/15/2024
ROHM Develops Automotive Primary LDOs: Leveraging Original QuiCur Technology to Achieve Industry-Leading Load Response Characteristics

ROHM Develops Automotive Primary LDOs: Leveraging Original QuiCur Technology to Achieve Industry-Leading Load Response Characteristics

­ROHM Semiconductor announced the new BD9xxM5-C series of 45V rated, 500mA output primary LDO regulators (BD933M5EFJ-C, BD950M5EFJ-C, BD900M5EFJ-C, BD933M5WEFJ-C, BD950M5WEFJ-C, BD900M5WEFJ-C). These devices are suitable for supplying power to automotive electronic components su
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Date:
03/15/2024
Oceantic Network Celebrates Completion of Nation's First Operational Commercial-Scale Project

Oceantic Network Celebrates Completion of Nation's First Operational Commercial-Scale Project

­The Oceantic Network, the leading organization working to advance offshore wind and other ocean renewable industries and their supply chains, celebrates today’s announcement by member companies Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and Ørsted of South Fork Wind’s completion. After final tests ar
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Date:
03/15/2024
PSDcast – Preventing Rolling Blackouts

Robert Johnson from Power Factors

­As long as the electricity demand continues to outpace the available supply, rolling blackouts will continue to be a necessary measure. And on the line to discuss that is Robert Johnson from Power Factors, a leading provider of asset performance management solutions for the renewables industry.
Date:
03/15/2024
Concentric AI Uniquely Secures Microsoft Copilot Rollouts and Operation with Intelligent AI-based Data Security Posture Management Solution

Karthik Krishnan, Concentric AI CEO

­Concentric AI, a leading vendor of intelligent AI-based solutions for autonomous data security posture management (DSPM), announced its new Copilot data risk module that delivers the industry’s first data security governance of Copilot data inputs and outputs to ensure that sensitive data – from fi
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Date:
03/14/2024
VPT Announces Release of the New 1600W, GaN-based SGRBX DC-DC Converter

VPT Announces Release of the New 1600W, GaN-based SGRBX DC-DC Converter

VPT, Inc., a HEICO company, announces the release of the first-ever configurable box solution featuring state-of-the-art GaN technology: the SGRBX. Housing up to four award-winning SGRB DC-DC converter slices within its framework, the SGRBX delivers up to 1600 watts of output power. Utilizing th
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Date:
03/14/2024
KYOCERA AVX Releases New Wet Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors With Commercial-Level Endurance Ratings

KYOCERA AVX Releases New Wet Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors With Commercial-Level Endurance Ratings

­KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has released the new surface-mount AEK Series wet aluminum V-chip electrolytic capacitors, which are designed for industrial, commercial DC/DC, and
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Date:
03/14/2024
Finland Elevates High-Tech Profile with NATO Partnership, Establishing 6G Test Centre in Oulu

Hannu Nikurautio, Research Director at the Wireless Communications Research Centre (CWC) of the University of Oulu and Jukka Riekki, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Oulu.

­NATO's DIANA Board has approved Finland's proposal to establish two test centres and a business accelerator in Finland. A new test centre for 6G technology will be established in Oulu, Finland. The Ministry of Defence is the national responsible authority for the project, and the Technical Research Centre of F
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Date:
03/14/2024
Murata to Invest in Apple's Restore Fund

Murata to Invest in Apple's Restore Fund

­Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (“Murata”) will invest up to 30 million USD in Apple’s Restore Fund which is aimed at generating high quality carbon credits. The fund will be managed by Climate Asset Management (Location: London, UK; CEO: Martin Berg), a joint venture between HSBC Asset Management and Po
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Date:
03/14/2024
TDK Presents New Dual-Die Stray-Field Robust 3D Position Sensor with Analog and Switch Outputs

TDK Presents New Dual-Die Stray-Field Robust 3D Position Sensor with Analog and Switch Outputs

­TDK Corporation further extends its Micronas 3D HAL® position sensor family with the new dual-die sensor HAR 3920-2100* for automotive and industrial applications. It was designed to meet the demand for highly accurate both linear and angular position measurements in the presence of disturbing magnetic st
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03/14/2024
Infineon Sets New Industry Standard for Enhanced Power Density and Efficiency with OptiMOS 6 200 V MOSFETs

With the introduction of the new OptiMOS™ 6 200 V product family, Infineon sets a new industry benchmark with increased power density, efficiency, and system reliability.

­Motor drive applications are taking a leap forward with the launch of the Infineon Technologies AG OptiMOS™ 6 200 V MOSFET product family. The new portfolio is designed to deliver optimal performance in applications such as e-scooters, micro-EVs, and E-forklifts. The improved conduction losses and switching be
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03/13/2024
New Yorker Electronics Announces new Franchised Distribution Agreement with Conta-Clip

Barry Slivka, President of New Yorker Electronics

­New Yorker Electronics has announced its new franchised distribution agreement with Conta-Clip, a manufacturer of electrical and electronic connection systems that has been developing reliable and innovative components for over 40 years. The New Jersey-based Conta-Clip manufactures many of its products in German
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03/13/2024
Fiber Optic Connectors Make Critical Communications Possible in Harsh Environments

Fiber Optic Connectors Make Critical Communications Possible in Harsh Environments

­Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel Fuse company, and global leader in delivering reliable connectivity solutions, announced the release of the Fibreco high density mil-spec MT38999 connector range. Fibreco fiber optic connectors and cable assemblies are specifically designed for military, offshore, mining an
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03/13/2024
Novel Technologies for Transforming Wind Turbine and Power Grid Stability Control

Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang, Chair in Electrical Power Systems at Birmingham’s Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

­Researchers from the University of Birmingham, U.K., are working on novel ways of preventing threats to grid stability that can result in the loss of power to millions of people, equipment damage and limit power transfer capability.  With increasing reliance on renewables global installations of wind f
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03/13/2024
Standard Lithium Installs Commercial DLE Column at Demonstration Plant

Figure 1 – Commercial-scale DLE column installed at Standard Lithium’s Demonstration Plant near El Dorado, Arkansas.

­Standard Lithium Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has successfully installed a commercial-scale Direct Lithium Extraction (“DLE”) column at its Demonstration Plant near El Dorado, Arkansas. The column is a LiPRO™ Lithium Selective Sorption (“LSS”) unit, supplied by Koch Technology Solutions, LL
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03/13/2024
Higher Current-Carrying TCO Devices Help Protect High Energy Density Batteries

Bourns® Model NX Series Miniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff (TCO) Devices

­Bourns, Inc., announced its latest miniature resettable thermal cutoff (TCO) device series, also known as mini-breakers, that are designed to control abnormal, excessive current virtually instantaneously, up to rated limits. The Model NX Series offers higher current-carrying capabilities combined wi
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03/13/2024
ABB Baldor-Reliance SP4 Motors Represent the Latest Evolution of Motor Efficiency

ABB Baldor-Reliance SP4 Motors Represent the Latest Evolution of Motor Efficiency

­Motor operators in all industries are staying ahead of the curve in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship with ABB Baldor-Reliance® SP4™ motors. ABB’s SP4technology meets the NEMA Super Premium® efficiency level in a standard AC induction motor design operating across the line, independently of
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03/13/2024
IP68-Rated Models Added to CUI Devices' DC Fans Line

IP68-Rated Models Added to CUI Devices' DC Fans Line

­CUI Devices’ Thermal Management Group announced the addition of IP68 rated fan models to its line of dc axial fans. These waterproof dc fans offer complete protection against moisture and dust, making them ideal for a range of harsh environments such as refrigeration, HVAC, medical, an
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03/13/2024
Secondary Protection ICs with Cascade Function for Power Tools and E-Bikes

Secondary Protection ICs with Cascade Function for Power Tools and E-Bikes

­ABLIC, a group company of MinebeaMitsumi Inc., today launched the S-82K5B/M5B Series secondary protection ICs for 3 to 5 serially connected cells, which are ABLIC’s first secondary protection ICs with an integrated cascade function that can reduce the number of components required for monitoring of batteries wit
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03/13/2024
SEGGER and ARTERY Partner to Fully Support the AT32 Series MCU

SEGGER and ARTERY Partner to Fully Support the AT32 Series MCU

­ARTERY and SEGGER announce that SEGGER's J-Link and J-Trace family of market-leading debug and trace probes, plus the Flasher family of in-circuit programmers, fully support the ARTERY AT32 MCUs, increasing the speed and efficiency of development and production. AT32 MCU users can benefit fr
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Date:
03/11/2024
Navitas GaN and SiC Technologies to Enable Next-Gen AI Power Delivery

Navitas GaN and SiC Technologies to Enable Next-Gen AI Power Delivery

­Navitas Semiconductor, the only pure-play, next-generation power semiconductor company and industry leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power ICs and silicon carbide (SiC) technology, has announced their AI data center technology roadmap for up to 3x power increase to support similar exponential growth in AI power de
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Date:
03/11/2024
Angle-Dependent Holograms Made Possible by Metasurfaces

Versatile meta-holographic display featuring different images based on viewing angle

­The expression "flawless from every angle" is commonly used to characterize a celebrity's appearance. This doesn't simply imply that they appear attractive from a specific viewpoint, but rather that their appeal remains consistent and appealing from various angles and perspectives. Recently, a research team
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03/11/2024
SFU Researchers Develop AI that can Understand Light in Photographs

Dr. Yağız Aksoy, who leads the Computational Photography Lab at SFU

­Despite significant progress in developing AI systems that can understand the physical world like humans do, researchers have struggled with modelling a certain aspect of our visual system: the perception of light.  “Determining the influence of light in a given photograph is a bit like trying to separa
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03/11/2024
These Tiny Power Converters Run on Vibrational Energy

Die photograph of the proposed piezoelectric converter

­University of California San Diego and CEA-Leti scientists have developed a ground-breaking piezoelectric-based DC-DC converter that unifies all power switches onto a single chip to increase power density. This new power topology, which extends beyond existing topologies, blends the advantages of piezoelectric co
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03/11/2024
Plasma Scientists Develop Computer Programs That Could Reduce the Cost of Microchips and Stimulate American Manufacturing

Igor Kaganovich, a principal research physicist who leads the low-temperature modeling group at PPPL

­Fashioned from the same element found in sand and covered by intricate patterns, microchips power smartphones, augment appliances and aid the operation of cars and airplanes. Now, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are developing computer simulation co
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03/11/2024
Cobalt-Free Electrodes Achieved with Nickel Ions

Repulsive electrostatic interaction leads to Ni ion migration suppression and improved reversibility without cobalt (Co) ions.

­Many electric vehicles are powered by lithium-ion batteries that rely on cobalt — a scarce, expensive metal with high environmental and social costs. A team of researchers from Japanese and French universities have now developed a practical nickel-based electrode material that opens new avenues to cobalt-free ba
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Date:
03/11/2024
Automotive Wire and Cable Materials Market Size and Share to Surpass USD 3.2 billion, Projected to Grow CAGR 5.3% by 2031

Automotive Wire and Cable Materials Market Size & Share to Surpass USD 3.2 billion, Projected to Grow CAGR 5.3% by 2031

­From the analysis performed in 2021, it was identified that the market valuation of the global automotive wire and cable materials market was US $ 1.9 billion. It has been estimated that the overall market shall progress through a moderate CAGR of 5.3%. Moreover, this growth shall direct th
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Date:
03/08/2024
Green Cubes Technology (Green Cubes) announced its swappable battery platform, a complete pre-engineered energy storage power system available to mobile medical or industrial workstation manufacturers to save time and money for their product's system design. The swappable battery platform consists of thr
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Date:
03/08/2024
HP Launches World's First Business PCs to Protect Firmware Against Quantum Computer Hacks

HP Launches World's First Business PCs to Protect Firmware Against Quantum Computer Hacks

­The potential introduction of quantum computers capable of breaking asymmetric cryptography will put the entire digital world at risk and is becoming increasingly plausible every day. This is why HP has announced the world’s first business PCs to protect firmware against quantum co
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Date:
03/08/2024
Conduction-Cooled PSU, Slim 300W Fan-less Rugged 7.43

Conduction-Cooled PSU, Slim 300W Fan-less Rugged 7.43" x 4.6" x 1" DC/DC

­Vox Power Ltd proudly unveils the VCCR300 Conduction Cooled Power Series, a robust rugged and highly reliable DC/DC power supply capable of silently delivering 300 Watts of power. Its compact size measuring only 7.43 x 4.6 inches with an unrivalled 1-inch low profile, ensures easy integration in virtually any
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Date:
03/08/2024
Taiwan Semiconductor Introduces 400V/600V ESD Withstand-Capable Rectifiers Offering Both Polarity Protection and ESD Protection

Taiwan Semiconductor Introduces 400V/600V ESD Withstand-Capable Rectifiers Offering Both Polarity Protection and ESD Protection

­Taiwan Semiconductor announces its new line of automotive-qualified rectifiers featuring ESD withstand capability. The new TSD Series rectifiers simultaneously provide repetitive peak reverse voltage (VRRM) of up to 600V as well as ESD protection of >10,000V (per IEC-61000-4-2). Devices in the series ha
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03/08/2024
Murata Launches Three Power Systems, Electrifying the Semiconductor Landscape

Stephen Allen, VP of power, pSemi Corporation, a Murata Company

­Murata announced the launch of three new power product solutions designed to help solve the challenges, constraints, and limitations of the power electronics industry. These include the PE25208, a revolutionary ultra-high efficiency charge pump IC aimed to fuel the future of portable consumer electronics, in
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03/08/2024
Analog Devices' GaN Driver Enables Robust and Reliable Control of GaN FETs

Analog Devices' GaN Driver Enables Robust and Reliable Control of GaN FETs

­Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) now offers a 100V half-bridge GaN driver that simplifies the implementation of GaN FETs, proving robust gate control, high frequency switching, and increased system efficiency. Integrating top and bottom driver stages, driver logic control, and protections, the new LT8418 can be
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Date:
03/08/2024
Solid-State Isolators to Deliver Faster Switching with up to 70 percent Lower Power Dissipation

Infineon’s family of solid-state isolator drivers use coreless transformer technology to achieve faster and more reliable switching.

Infineon Technologies AG introduced a new product family of Solid-State Isolators (iSSI) to achieve faster and more reliable circuit switching with protection features not available in optical-based solid state relays (SSR). iSSI use coreless transformer technology and support 20 times greater energy transfer wi
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Date:
03/08/2024
SEGGER and GigaDevice Partner to Provide emWin GUI Software

SEGGER and GigaDevice Partner to Provide emWin GUI Software

With GD32, the largest Arm-based MCU product family in China, GigaDevice was first to launch MCUs containing Cortex®-M3, -M4, -M23, -M33, and -M7 cores in China. With this, GigaDevice achieves comprehensive coverage of mainstream microcontroller applications, from low energy to ultra-high performance, covering co
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Date:
03/07/2024
Consumer Electronics Market Size to Hit USD 1 trillion by 2031, Projected at 8.5% CAGR

Consumer Electronics Market Size to Hit USD 1 trillion by 2031, Projected at 8.5% CAGR

­Transparency Market Research Inc. - The global consumer electronics market is estimated to flourish at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2021 to 2031. Transparency Market Research projects that the overall sales revenue for consumer electronics is estimated to reach US$ 1 trillion by the en
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Date:
03/07/2024
Global Capacitive Sensors Market Size is Estimated to Reach USD 42.50 billion by 2030

Global Capacitive Sensors Market Size is Estimated to Reach USD 42.50 billion by 2030

­Using non-contact capacitive proximity sensors, practically any item, regardless of material, may be identified as present or absent. They take advantage of the capacitance electrical property, which can change in response to a change in the electrical field around the active face of the sensor. By detecting an
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03/07/2024
Linking Car Electrification, Battery Chemistries, and Copper Demand

Linking Car Electrification, Battery Chemistries, and Copper Demand

­Copper is a critical material in the manufacturing of all vehicles, regardless of whether they are powered by gas, diesel, electricity, hydrogen, or even liquid natural gas (LNG). The demand for copper from the automotive industry was just over 3MT (1MT = 1 billion kilograms) in 2023 but is set to increase to
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03/07/2024
ADI and the BMW Group Join Forces to Provide Industry-Leading 10Mb Ethernet for Automotive, Enabling Software-Defined Vehicles

Yasmine King, Vice President, Automotive Cabin Experience at ADI

­Analog Devices, Inc. and the BMW Group announced an early adoption of E²B™, ADI's 10BASE-T1S Ethernet to the Edge bus technology within the automotive industry. Automotive Ethernet connectivity is a key enabler of new, zonal architectures in automotive design and supports automotive megatrends such as
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03/07/2024
Moxa Helps Elevate Private 5G Operational Performance with Versatile New Gateways

Moxa Helps Elevate Private 5G Operational Performance with Versatile New Gateways

­Private 5G networks are gaining momentum across multiple industries. Compared to public cellular networks, private 5G networks offer better security, ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, and customizable network configurations thanks to a combination of dedicated infrastructure and localized coverage.  Despite their man
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Date:
03/07/2024
Silanna Semiconductor Takes ACF Integration to Next Level by Combining PWM Control, 700V GaN FET, X-Cap discharge, ACF Driver and UHV Start-up Regulator in Single Chip

Silanna Semiconductor Takes ACF Integration to Next Level by Combining PWM Control, 700V GaN FET, X-Cap discharge, ACF Driver and UHV Start-up Regulator in Single Chip

­Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, has expanded its CO2 Smart Power Family of AC/DC and DC/DC converter technologies with the launch of an active clamp flyback (ACF) controller that integrates adaptive digital PWM control with ultra-high-voltage (UHV) components comprising a 700 V primary GaN FET,
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Date:
03/06/2024
STMicroelectronics' High-Side Switches Pack Intelligence and Efficiency in Space-Saving Outline

STMicroelectronics' High-Side Switches Pack Intelligence and Efficiency in Space-Saving Outline

­New octal high-side switches from STMicroelectronics combine intelligent features and flexibility, with only 110mΩ RDS(on) (typical) per channel to preserve system efficiency, in a compact outline that saves PCB space. The 0.7A IPS8200HQ and 1.0A IPS8200HQ-1 control capacitive, resistive, or induct
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Date:
03/06/2024
Datakey RUGGEDrive Line Expands with Industrial UFX Models

Datakey RUGGEDrive Line Expands with Industrial UFX Models

­ATEK Access Technologies (ATEK) announced the recent addition of the Industrial UFX Series to its Datakey RUGGEDrive line of memory tokens. This series of RUGGEDrive memory tokens provides USB flash drive functionality with industrial temperature operation and optional pSLC NAND flash. Datakey Industri
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Date:
03/06/2024
SEGGER's J-Link Debug Probes Support Renesas RZ/V2H MPU

SEGGER's J-Link Debug Probes Support Renesas RZ/V2H MPU

­The RZ/V2H is a single-chip MPU designed for next-generation robotics applications that require both vision AI and real-time control capabilities. With the integration of four Arm Cortex-A55 CPU cores, two Cortex-R8 cores, and one Cortex-M33 sub-core, the RZ/V2H can effectively manage both vision AI and real-time cont
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Date:
03/06/2024
Mouser Electronics Expands its Offerings of Industrial Automation Products from Industry-Leading Manufacturers

Mouser Electronics Expands its Offerings of Industrial Automation Products from Industry-Leading Manufacturers

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest electronic components, continues to expand its line card of industrial automation products from world-class manufacturers and solution delivery partners, helping to speed design for its customers. Demand for these new industrial products is
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Date:
03/06/2024
KYOCERA AVX Releases New 9159-600 Series Card-Edge Connectors

KYOCERA AVX Releases New 9159-600 Series Card-Edge Connectors

­KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has further expanded its line of single-piece card-edge connectors with the release of the new 9159-600 Series dual-row, inverted through-board card-edge co
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Date:
03/06/2024
PSoC Automotive 4100S Max Supports Fifth-Generation CAPSENSE Technology with Higher Performance

Infineon Technologies presents the Automotive PSoC 4100S Max family, which provides higher flash densities, GPIOs, CAN-FD, and HW-Security to expand its portfolio of CAPSENSE enabled HMI solutions for automotive body/HVAC and steering wheel applications.

­Infineon Technologies AG has launched the new Automotive PSoC™ 4100S Max family. This microcontroller device family expands Infineon’s portfolio of CAPSENSE™ enabled Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions for automotive body/HVAC and steering wheel applications by delivering higher flash densities, GPI
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Date:
03/06/2024
Renesas Unveils Powerful Single-Chip RZ/V2H MPU for Next-Gen Robotics with Vision AI and Real-Time Control

Renesas Unveils Powerful Single-Chip RZ/V2H MPU for Next-Gen Robotics with Vision AI and Real-Time Control

­Renesas Electronics Corporation has expanded its popular RZ Family of microprocessors (MPUs) with a new device targeting high-performance robotics applications. Offering the highest levels of performance within the family, the RZ/V2H enables both vision AI and real-time control capabilities.  The device comes
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Date:
03/06/2024
Nexperia Unveils Next Gen Low-Voltage Analog Switches

Nexperia Unveils Next Gen Low-Voltage Analog Switches

­Nexperia introduced a new series of 4- and 8-channel analog switches designed to monitor and protect 1.8 V electronic systems. This series of multiplexers includes AEC-Q100 qualified variants intended for use in automotive applications as well as standard versions suitable for a broader range of consumer an
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Date:
03/05/2024
Infineon Introduces CoolSiC MOSFET G2, the Next Generation of Silicon Carbide Technology for High-Performance Systems that Drive Decarbonization

Infineon CoolSiC™ MOSFET 650 V and 1200 V G2 operate with lower power losses in all operation modes in photovoltaic inverters, energy storage installations and EV charging, and more.

­Infineon Technologies AG opens a new chapter in power systems and energy conversion and introduces the next generation of silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET trench technology. The new Infineon CoolSiC™ MOSFET 650 V and 1200 V Generation 2 improve MOSFET key performance figures such as stored energies an
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03/05/2024
SiC Inverter Control Modules Accelerate the Development of Compact and Efficient Electric Motor Drivetrains

SiC Inverter Control Modules Accelerate the Development of Compact and Efficient Electric Motor Drivetrains

­CISSOID releases its new series of SiC Inverter Control Modules (ICMs) dedicated to the E-mobility market. These software-powered SiC Inverter Control Modules are designed to help engineers create functionally safe, robust and modular E-motor drives while dramatically shortening time-to-market. The new CXT-I
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Date:
03/05/2024
KYOCERA AVX Releases New Load Dump Varistors for Automotive Applications

KYOCERA AVX Releases New Load Dump Varistors for Automotive Applications

­KYOCERA AVX released the new range of load dump varistors as an extension of its trusted TransGuard Automotive Series.  KYOCERA AVX TransGuard Automotive Series varistors are innovative, zinc-oxide-based ceramic semiconductor devices that provide bidirectional overvoltage protection and EMI/RF
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Date:
03/04/2024
StoreDot's Battery Tech offers EV Owners Winter-proof Charging

Dr Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot

­StoreDot has confirmed that its battery cells offer consistent and reliable winter performance. This means that EV drivers can recharge their vehicles even in freezing weather, while still maintaining an excellent driving range. With this technology, winter range anxiety is eliminated, providing EV drivers wi
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Date:
03/04/2024
CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited, Renesas, and Stars Microelectronics, to Jointly Build Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test Facility in India

Hidetoshi Shibata, CEO of Renesas

­CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited (“CG”), a part of Tube Investments of India Limited and the Murugappa Group; Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, “Renesas”), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions; and Stars Microelectronics (Thailand) Public Co. Ltd (“Stars Microelectronics”), a
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03/04/2024
Infineon Enhances the TRAVEO T2G MCU Family with Qt Group Graphics Solution to Enable Intelligent Rendering Technologies

Infineon collaborates with Qt Group to bring high-performance graphics framework to TRAVEO™ T2G cluster microcontrollers for a faster time-to-market and improved graphical displays.

­In the highly competitive global semiconductor market, manufacturers are constantly striving for shorter time-to-market. At the same time, the demand for fluid and high-resolution graphical displays is increasing. To address these market demands, Infineon Technologies AG announces its strategic collaboration wi
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Date:
03/04/2024
Green Cubes Announces Battery Pack to Power Computer Cart Systems

Green Cubes Announces Battery Pack to Power Computer Cart Systems

­Green Cubes Technology (Green Cubes), the leader in producing lithium-ion power systems that facilitate the electrification of mobile workstations, today announced the Green Cubes Power Bank, a slim, rugged portable battery pack to extend the runtime of laptops and small computer systems.  “Powering a laptop
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Date:
03/04/2024
New York Advances Offshore Wind With Fourth Round Procurement Awards

New York Governor Hochul

­Oceantic Network, the leading organization working to advance offshore wind and other ocean renewable industries and their supply chains,celebrates today’s announcement by New York Governor Hochul that the state has selected two projects to deliver 1700 MW of offshore wind generation in its fourth offshore wi
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03/04/2024
Aitech Provides Space-Rated Systems to Intuitive Machines for Successful IM-1 Mission to the Moon

Aitech Provides Space-Rated Systems to Intuitive Machines for Successful IM-1 Mission to the Moon

­Aitech, a leading provider of rugged boards and system-level solutions for military, aerospace, and space applications, has provided a complete avionics computer system to Intuitive Machines for the IM-1 Mission, that successfully landed on the Moon February 22, 2024. The space-rated system developed by
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Date:
03/04/2024
Switching Regulator Noise Reduction with an LC Filter

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Figure 1. Buck regulator to power noise sensitive loads with an LC filter on the output

Different filtering techniques can be used to reduce the noise of a switching regulator. One that works especially well is an LC filter with an inductor in series with the power flow and a capacitor from the filtered voltage to ground. This type of LC filter creates a double pole in the frequency domain. Dependi
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Date:
03/01/2024
New EVs Can Be Filled Like an ICE Vehicle

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­One of the biggest drawbacks of EVs is the time they take to charge. That problem increases as temperatures begin to drop. Most of us likely saw the photo of the group of Teslas abandoned at a charging station at the beginning of this year because their batteries wouldn’t hold charge. It is not a sight that
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Date:
03/01/2024
AI Faces a Barrage of Legal Challenges

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Some non-consensual images of Taylor Swift and a 1-hour comedy special from the very deceased George Carlin is bringing the dark side of artificial intelligence to the public consciousness. And this isn’t late 20th century roboapocalypse agita – for the moment, the biggest AI threat is a plethora of copyr
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Date:
03/01/2024
Power Supplies – Still Better to Buy

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

­The merchant power supply market, valued at USD 35.78 billion in 2022, is projected to reach USD 50.22 Billion by 2030 – a CAGR of 5.13 percent. The merchant power supply market refers to the industry that produces devices and systems responsible for providing electrical power to electronic devices and sys
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Date:
03/01/2024
Design Considerations for Medical Power Supplies

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Figure 1: A typical risk management process according to ISO 14971

­Medical equipment design is highly regulated, with safety being the main concern. However, the standards must cover a very wide range of equipment types and use environments, from battery-powered monitors to scanners consuming multiple kW and from operating theatres to analysis labs and ‘point of care’ se
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Date:
03/01/2024
Analysis of SMPS and Rectification: Inductor Violations

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Figure 1. Simplified buck converter power stage

­Every SMPS works by storing energy in an inductor and utilizing pulse width modulation (PWM) techniques to obtain the desired output. The guiding principle of these converters is the volt second balance law, which dictates that when operating in a steady state, over one period the average current of an inductor mu
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Date:
03/01/2024
SiC Solutions Extend the Range of High-Power Applications

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Figure 1: Microchip’s SiC portfolio

­The demand for power devices is constantly increasing, driven by the impulse coming from sectors with major innovation such as e-mobility, renewable energy, and data centers. Power applications today have continuously more stringent requirements, linked above all to achieving higher efficiency (with consequent re
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Date:
03/01/2024
Optimising Distributed Power Architectures with Programmable PoL Converter Current Limits

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Figure 1: A typical distributed power architecture using an intermediate bus and point of load converters, here the load is a Xilinx SoC device

­Even while accounting for DC power distribution, the disparity between input and output voltages gets larger, with supply rails often subject to wide variations, while the outputs, sometimes down to around 1V, must be ever-more accurate and disturbance-free. Power conversion in a single stage with isolation
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Date:
03/01/2024
Maximizing Yield and Performance of Power Devices by Deep Learning

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Figure 1. Visualization of a FIB-SEM tomography datasets obtained from a SiC MOSFET samples. The top image shows the full volume, while the bottom one presents the same dataset with a cuboid of approximately one third of the volume cut away....

­Silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs have become predominantly used in power semiconductors, particularly for automotive applications. To support process development, improve manufacturing yield, and reduce sub-surface failures in finished products, engineers must understand the structure, dopant and junction profiles, an
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Date:
03/01/2024
Advanced Simulation Optimizes Embedded Motor Design

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Figure 1: Principle of BLDC- and PMSM-motor with a B6 Bridge

­In the past, the number of automotive applications driven by electrical motors increased from year to year. In the beginning, there were only a few applications such as brushed DC-motors, fuel pumps, windshield wipers, ABS, or window lifters, that were simply controlled by switches or relays. For these electrically dr
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Date:
03/01/2024
Using an Automotive-Grade, Class-D Audio Amplifier to Improve a Vehicle's E-Call System

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Figure 1: E-Call System

­A recent study found that there was a causal relationship between how quickly someone is able to receive medical care and their chances of survival. To further lower mortality rates, intelligent transportation has led to the invention of the emergency call, also called an e-call, function. E-call systems
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Date:
03/01/2024
ACF in a GaN World

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Figure 1. Traditional QR flyback converter with protective RCD clamp

­Flyback topologies are often chosen for AC/DC conversion in low- to medium-power applications such as USB adapters and battery chargers. Among their inherent strengths, the transformer-based design provides galvanic isolation and facilitates a wide input voltage range. Moreover, the simplicity of the topology and
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Date:
03/01/2024
Getting Power Supplies Right

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­Welcome to the March edition of Power Systems Design Europe. The longer days and brighter weather always gives me a lift at this time of year after what has been a long winter. It is looking like an exciting year for the industry and there will be lots of innovative new products coming to market if the quality o
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Date:
03/01/2024
An Artificial Invasion

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­The world is buzzing over the capabilities, potential, and in some cases, legal implications, of artificial intelligence, and for good reason. In a very real sense, this feels like the hype that preceded the very first personal computers, before they became an inseparable part of the human experience. Like late ‘80s/early
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Date:
03/01/2024
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