Notable & Newsworthy

April 2024
Glenair Series 806 Connectors Offering Significant Size and Weight Savings can now be Sourced Through Powell Electronics

Glenair Series 806 Connectors Offering Significant Size and Weight Savings can now be Sourced Through Powell Electronics

­In stock at Powell Electronics, the supplier of connectors and more for high-rel applications including defence, aerospace and industrial, are Series 806 Mil-Aero connectors from Glenair. The products offer significant size and weight savings while meeting key performance benchmarks for a broad range of
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04/30/2024
Combining GaN and Liquid Cooling for Greater Energy Efficiency in AI Data Centers

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Figure 1: Projected electricity consumption of data centers (2015 – 2030) [6]

The data center industry is at a crossroads, facing unprecedented transformation due to the surge in generative AI and other emerging technologies. This surge has massively increased the power consumption on servers, putting a strain on data centers around the world. Data centers already account for about 2 perce
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04/30/2024
New Yorker and Major League Electronics Sign New Franchised Distribution Agreement

Barry Slivka, President of New Yorker Electronics

­New Yorker Electronics, global distributor of electronic components, recently announced a new franchised distribution agreement with Major League Electronics, renowned manufacturer of interconnect products. Founded in 1993 and located in New Albany, Indiana, USA, Major League Electronics offers an extremely wi
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04/30/2024
IDTechEx Research Analyzes the Increasingly Overcrowded EV Fire Protection Market

IDTechEx benchmarks various properties of over 130 fire protection materials. Source: IDTechEx

­The protection of electric vehicle (EV) batteries from thermal runaway and fire is an important topic. Safety is paramount for the automotive industry and regulations are starting to catch up, implementing escape times and other measures to improve safety. The large variety in battery pack designs and OEM re
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04/30/2024
Signal Hound Introduces the RFS44 4-Port Antenna Switch

Signal Hound Introduces the RFS44 4-Port Antenna Switch

Signal Hound – manufacturer of accessible, versatile, precision test equipment – announced the addition of the RFS44 to its expanding product line. This powerful, ultra-fast antenna switch is in stock and available to order now. The RFS44 is a single pole four throw (SP4T) absorptive solid-state sw
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04/30/2024
Infineon and ETAS Collaborate to Optimize Security of Next-Generation AURIX Microcontrollers with ESCRYPT CycurHSM

The first device of the new Infineon AURIX™ TC4X series is already secured with ESCRYPT CycurHSM 3.x.

As the automotive industry transitions to software-defined vehicles and new E/E architectures, the demand for high-performance hardware and robust cybersecurity solutions increases. To address this requirement, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has integrated the ESCRYPT CycurHSM 3.x Automotive Secu
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04/29/2024
Microchip Introduces the PIC32CK 32-bit MCUs to Hardware Security Module

Microchip Introduces the PIC32CK 32-bit MCUs to Hardware Security Module

­New legislation takes effect in 2024, mandating stricter requirements on cybersecurity on everything from consumer IoT devices to critical infrastructure. Meeting these new security compliance requirements from a product and supply chain perspective can be complex, costly and time-consuming. To provide developers wi
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04/29/2024
Battery Metals Market Size is Projected to Reach $27,362.25 million by 2031

Battery Metals Market Size is Projected to Reach $27,362.25 million by 2031

­Battery metals are the unprocessed materials needed to produce batteries, including lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, and graphite. Batteries for consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and other uses are increasingly using these battery metals. Lithium metal can be discovered in brine and hard rock deposits in
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04/29/2024
Escape the Vapes: Scientists Call for Global Shift to Curb Consumer Use of Disposable Technologies

Escape the Vapes: Scientists Call for Global Shift to Curb Consumer Use of Disposable Technologies

­Scientists have called for a concerted global effort to stem the tide of disposable electronic technologies – such as vapes – contributing to international waste accumulation and environmental degradation. Writing in the journal Science, researchers from across the UK have highlighted how disposabl
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04/29/2024
Built-in Bionic Computing

Artificial muscles control rich soft component dynamics by using them as a computational resource.

­Creating robots to safely aid disaster victims is one challenge; executing flexible robot control that takes advantage of the material's softness is another.  The use of pliable soft materials to collaborate with humans and work in disaster areas has drawn much recent attention. However, controlling soft dyn
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04/29/2024
New Offshore Wind Turbines Can Take Away Energy from Existing Ones

A wind LiDAR for collecting data on wind energy, weather and air movements.

­As summer approaches, electricity demand surges in the U.S., as homes and businesses crank up the air conditioning. To meet the rising need, many East Coast cities are banking on offshore wind projects the country is building in the Atlantic Ocean. For electric grid operators, knowing how much wind power the
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04/29/2024
This Tiny Chip Can Safeguard User Data while Enabling Efficient Computing on a Smartphone

Anantha Chandrakasan, MIT’s chief innovation and strategy officer, dean of the School of Engineering

­Health-monitoring apps can help people manage chronic diseases or stay on track with fitness goals, using nothing more than a smartphone. However, these apps can be slow and energy-inefficient because the vast machine-learning models that power them must be shuttled between a smartphone and a central memory se
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04/26/2024
Universal 300 Watt DC/DC Converter

Universal 300W DC/DC converter BICKER DC300WS with wide input range of 6 to 36VDC and flexibly selectable DC output voltage of 12V, 19V, or 24V.

­Bicker Elektronik GmbH in Donauwoerth/Germany introduces the DC300WS, a contact-cooled 300W DC/DC converter with up to 98% efficiency. Equipped with a wide-range input of 6 to 36VDC, this converter is ideally suited for use in mobile applications with 12- or 24-volt vehicle systems, as well as for industrial appl
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04/26/2024
Nextracker and JENNMAR Subsidiary JM Steel Bolster U.S. Supply Chain with New Facility Expansion to Triple Capacity for Solar Energy Projects

A factory worker on the Nextracker-dedicated line at JM Steel’s Leetsdale steel facility. (Photo: Nextracker)

­Nextracker and JENNMAR Holdings ("JENNMAR”) subsidiary JM Steel, a premier steel processing provider, jointly announced the completion of a major expansion of Nextracker-dedicated manufacturing lines at JM Steel’s Leetsdale steel facility achieving 4 GW of capacity. Inaugurated and reopened in 2022,
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04/26/2024
Wireless Trains and Fuel Economy - IDTechEx Explores the Potential Behind Electric and Zero-Emission Trains

Wireless Trains and Fuel Economy - IDTechEx Explores the Potential Behind Electric and Zero-Emission Trains

­Trains that could travel to more tucked-away parts of the country with zero emissions are an example of the potential behind battery electric (BEV) and fuel cell (FC) trains. The benefits to the environment, alongside businesses removing long-term fuel costs, could make this advancement even more worthwhile. Fuel economy a
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04/26/2024
Triad Semiconductor Launches Advanced Design Center in Pocatello, Idaho

Powering Innovation: Triad Semiconductor Launches Advanced Design Center in Pocatello, Idaho

­Triad Semiconductor, Inc., a pioneer in analog mixed-signal integrated circuit designs, has announced the opening of its new design center located in the heart of Pocatello, Idaho. Nestled within The Sterling Building at 353 North Fourth Avenue, the facility began operations in early April, marking a significant st
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04/26/2024
Regenerative Series of High Performing, Flexible, and Intelligent AC/DC Power Sources and Electronic Loads

AGX, RGS, and RLS Series provide high power density with 21kVA/kW in a single 4U chassis.

­Pacific Power Source, a leading global provider of AC & DC power test solutions, announces its regenerative product line to support the growing demand in electrification including the: All-in-1 AGX Regenerative AC/DC Source, 2-in-1 RGS Regenerative Grid Simulator, and RLS Regenerative Load Simulator. These bidirectio
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04/26/2024
Future Market Penetration of the Redox Flow Battery

Future Market Penetration of the Redox Flow Battery

­The evolution of the redox flow battery over several decades has seen various chemistries being developed, commercialized, or even abandoned due to factors such as poor electrochemical reversibility and cross-contamination of active species. The vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) has prevailed as the most wi
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04/25/2024
SEGGER Introduces Flasher Hub-4 for Compact, Cost-Efficient, High-Volume Production Programming

SEGGER Introduces Flasher Hub-4 for Compact, Cost-Efficient, High-Volume Production Programming

­SEGGER announces the immediate availability of the Flasher Hub-4. In combination with Flasher Compact devices, it forms a space-efficient, cost-effective solution for high-speed, high-volume production programming. Targets are programmed in parallel with each target receiving its own image. All images an
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04/25/2024
Researchers Develop Game-Changing Prototype for Energy Storage

The pullout shows a capacitor prototype with stratified 2D nanofillers embedded in the polymer matrix being tested in a University of Houston lab.

­In the quest for more efficient and sustainable energy solutions, a multi-university research team has reached a significant milestone in capacitor technology. Researchers from the University of Houston, Jackson State University and Howard University have developed a new type of flexible high-energy-density ca
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04/25/2024
Researchers Develop High-Energy-Density Aqueous Battery Based on Halogen Multi-Electron Transfer

Multi-electron transfer cathode based on bromo and iodine

­Traditional non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries have a high energy density, but their safety is compromised due to the flammable organic electrolytes they utilize. Aqueous batteries use water as the solvent for electrolytes, significantly enhancing the safety of the batteries. However, due to the limited s
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04/25/2024
Critical Minerals Recovery from Electronic Waste

Materials scientist Qingpu Wang of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and his colleagues developed a nontoxic method to recover va

­There’s some irony in the fact that devices that seem indispensable to modern life—mobile phones, personal computers, and anything battery-powered—depend entirely on minerals extracted from mining, one of the most ancient of human industries. Once their usefulness is spent, we typically return these ob
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04/25/2024
Research Reveals Tools to Make STEM Degrees more Affordable

Research Reveals Tools to Make STEM Degrees more Affordable

­In a new study in Issues, Dominique J. Baker, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development and the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Delaware, explored the role of student loans on hopeful students striving for college de
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04/25/2024
A New Chapter in Quantum Vortices: Customizing Electron Vortex Beams

Schematic of the generation of structured Electron Vortices.

­In recent years, the scientific community has witnessed a notable breakthrough in the study and development of electron vortices. Electron vortices are electron beams that carry orbital angular momentum, meaning the electrons move not only in their propagation direction but also rotate in a vortex-like manner. Th
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04/25/2024
PSDcast – Plastic Optical Fiber Transceivers Feature High EMI Immunity

Firecomms' chief engineer, Michael O’Gorman

­We’ve been dealing with the aftermath of APEC and one of the greatest showings for applied power in recent memory, and last but certainly not least, I wanted to highlight a pretty cool product from Firecomms, a series of plastic optical fiber transceivers with high EMI immunity and robust RF signal isolation. An
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04/24/2024
Secretary Haaland Announces New Five-Year Offshore Wind Leasing Schedule

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

­In remarks at the International Partnering Forum conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will announce a new five-year offshore wind leasing schedule, which includes up to 12 potential offshore wind energy lease sales through 2028. Future offshore wind energy le
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04/24/2024
KYOCERA AVX Announces New Additions to MIL-PRF-39006 QPL

KYOCERA AVX Announces New Additions to MIL-PRF-39006 QPL

­KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, announced that its TWA Series axial-leaded, hermetically sealed wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors have undergone additional qualification testing to MIL-PRF-39006, FS
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04/24/2024
ROHM's New Energy-Saving DC-DC Converter ICs Offered in the TSOT23 Package

ROHM's New Energy-Saving DC-DC Converter ICs Offered in the TSOT23 Package

­ROHM Semiconductor announced four new compact DC-DC step-down converter ICs suitable for consumer and industrial applications, including refrigerators, washing machines, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and inverters. ROHM is expanding the lineup which includes the BD9E203FP4-Z, a 2A buck converter wi
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04/24/2024
Dedication to a Research Journey Towards Commercial Aqueous Batteries

XIE does assembly and testing of flow batteries in the laboratory

­"I chose to study for a PhD here because of a summer camp in 2014," said XIE Congxin, who received a PhD from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and is now an Associate Professor at DICP. In 2014, as a junior student at Shandong University, XIE parti
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04/24/2024
Hey Dave, I've got an Idea for You. What's the Potential of AI-led Workshopping?

Hey Dave, I've got an Idea for You. What's the Potential of AI-led Workshopping?

­In a paper published in JOSPT Open (Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy), UTS Graduate School of Health Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy Dr Joshua Pate and PhD candidate Rebecca Fechner write that AI chatbots offer a novel avenue for idea generation, simulating multidisciplinary workshops that tr
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04/24/2024
International Balance of Power Determined by Chinese Control Over Emerging Technologies, Study Shows

Maria Papageorgiou from the University of Exeter

­The fierce competition between China and the United States of America for control of emerging technologies such as AI and 5G will determine the international balance of power, a new study says. Developments in quantum computing, the Internet of Things, and Big Data have transformed the global order and have
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04/24/2024
Advancing High-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging with Deep Learning

YiRang Shin (left) and Pengfei Song in the Song Lab at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Credit: Elizabeth Bello, Beckman Institute Communications Office.

­Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology developed a new technique to make ultrasound localization microscopy, an emerging diagnostic tool used for high-resolution microvascular imaging, more practical for clinical settings. Their method uses deep learning to advance in the po
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04/24/2024
TDK Offers Snap-In Capacitors with Increased Compactness for General-Purpose Applications

TDK Offers Snap-In Capacitors with Increased Compactness for General-Purpose Applications

­TDK Corporation announces the new EPCOS B43659 series of snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors. This is the next generation of ultra-compact general-purpose components for voltages of 450 V (DC) featuring an extremely high CV product. It provides the same features and serves the same applications as
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04/23/2024
Wolfspeed Tops Out World's Largest, Most Advanced Silicon Carbide Facility Alongside Senator Thom Tillis, Key Officials

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Wolfspeed President and CEO Gregg Lowe in signing ceremonial “last beam” at the Topping Out ceremony for The John Palmour Manufacturing Center for Silicon Carbide

Wolfspeed, Inc. hosted Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and other local officials, community partners, and employees at a ceremony to celebrate the topping out of construction at the $5 billion John Palmour Manufacturing Center for Silicon Carbide. Located in Chatham County, North Carolina, the JP will produce 200mm si
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04/23/2024
ADLINK Technology and Rutronik Sign Cooperation Agreement

Xavier Serra, Director Distribution Network EMEA at ADLINK Technology (left), and Bernd Hantsche, Vice President Product Marketing Embedded & Wireless at Rutronik (right), announce the co-operation between their companies at this year's Embedded World in Nuremberg (Source: Rutronik)

­ADLINK Technology Inc., a global leader in edge computing, and Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH, a global broadline distributor, have entered into a new strategic partnership. This co-operation will enable ADLINK to broaden its offering in core areas such as Computer-on-Module (CoM), industrial di
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04/23/2024
Würth Elektronik Unveils its High-Temperature Inductors

Thanks to their innovative design, WE-MAPI power inductors have the lowest AC and DC losses.

­Würth Elektronik supplements its molded power inductors series with the high-temperature versions: WE-MAPI and WE-LHMI. The new inductors can be used continuously at high rated currents in a temperature range from -55°C to +150°C. The compact components have been tested for thermal aging fo
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04/23/2024
Ceremonial Inauguration of Bavaria's First Grid-Closed 5-Megawatt Hydrogen Production Plant in Pfeffenhausen

In the presence of Bavarian Prime Minister Dr Markus Söder, State Minister Hubert Aiwanger (Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, Stmwi), District President Rainer Haselbeck (Government of Lower Bavaria) and District Administrator Peter Dreier ...

­Last Friday, in the presence of representatives from politics and the media, the shareholders of Hy2B Wasserstoff GmbH and the project partners, the go-ahead was given for the commissioning of the first grid-connected 5-megawatt hydrogen production plant in Bavaria at the site of the future hydrogen centre in
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04/23/2024
Optimize Your Industrial Operations With Schneider Electric's Smart Motor Control Solutions, Available at RS

Optimize Your Industrial Operations With Schneider Electric's Smart Motor Control Solutions, Available at RS

­RS, a trading brand of RS Group plc, offers a wide range of Schneider Electric motor control solutions engineered to help organizations in every sector of the industrial market overcome common challenges and improve their productivity, efficiency, profitability, and sustainability. Labor shortages, unplanned
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04/22/2024
Vanguard Electronics Expands Common Mode Choke Inductor Series

Scott Harris, Director of Sales at Vanguard Electronics

­Vanguard Electronics, under the iNRCORE Family of Brands, is pleased to announce the expansion of its CMN and SCMN series Common Mode Choke Inductors with the addition of eight new series: CMN4, CMN6, CMN7, CMN9, SCMN4, SCMN6, SCMN7 and SCMN9. These new series are the latest addition to Vanguard’s growing Hi
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04/22/2024
Kohler Launches New KD Series Industrial Generator

Kohler Launches New KD Series Industrial Generator

­Kohler Power Systems, part of Kohler Energy, expands its industry-leading KD Series line of industrial generators with a new model, KD800 for 50hz markets. This generator features a new advanced engine (KD18L06) that can also run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a renewable fuel source.  This new model
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04/22/2024
MOTIX Motor Gate Driver IC: Enabling Easy Migration from 12 V to 48 V Systems and Full Support of Functional Safety Requirements

Infineon’s MOTIX™ TLE9140EQW gate driver IC for brushless DC motors targets the demanding 24/48 V market.

­Infineon Technologies AG introduces the MOTIX™ TLE9140EQW gate driver IC for brushless DC motors targeting the demanding 24/48 V market. The TLE9140 is tailored for automotive motor control applications featuring higher voltage requirements from 24 V up to a maximum of 72 V, where higher system rel
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04/22/2024
Defect Removal of 2D Semiconductor Crystals

Prof. Chang-Hee Cho of the DGIST team

­A study of oxygen molecules interacting with atomically thin layers of materials being developed as new generations of semiconductors could significantly improve control over the fabrication and applications of these ‘two-dimensional’ (2D) materials. The work, by researchers at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of
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04/22/2024
Compact Quantum Light Processing

Resource-efficient multi-photon processor based on an optical fiber loop.

­An international collaboration of researchers, led by Philip Walther at University of Vienna, have achieved a significant breakthrough in quantum technology, with the successful demonstration of quantum interference among several single photons using a novel resource-efficient platform. The work published in
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04/22/2024
The Biggest Barrier to a Vibrant Second-Hand EV Market? Price

The Biggest Barrier to a Vibrant Second-Hand EV Market? Price

­As early adopters of electric vehicles (EVs) trade up for the latest models, the used EV market is beginning to mature in the United States. Yet many potential buyers, particularly low-income drivers, are skeptical of EV’s conveniences and are put off by the price, according to a study conducted at
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04/22/2024
Surprising Reversal in Quantum Systems

The results of the ETH researchers as an homage to Andy Warhol. The image shows the experimental results of topological pumping.

­In principle, one shouldn’t compare apples to oranges. However, in topology, which is a branch of mathematics, one has to do just that. Apples and oranges, it turns out, are said to be topologically the same since they both lack a hole – in contrast to doughnuts or coffee cups, for instance, which both ha
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04/22/2024
STMicroelectronics Extends Edge-AI Sensor Family With Inertial Module for Intensive Movement Analysis

STMicroelectronics Extends Edge-AI Sensor Family With Inertial Module for Intensive Movement Analysis

­The LSM6DSV32X 6-axis inertial module (IMU) from STMicroelectronics has a large accelerometer full-scale range of 32g and 4000 degrees-per-second (dps) gyroscope to measure intensive movements and impacts, including freefall height estimation. Ready to drive future generations of edge-AI applications, th
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04/18/2024
Navitas and Virtual Forest Join Hands to Advance Net-Zero in Agriculture

Navitas and Virtual Forest Join Hands to Advance Net-Zero in Agriculture

­Navitas Semiconductor, the only pure-play, next-generation power semiconductor company and industry leader in GaN power ICs and SiC technology, announced that Virtual Forest one of India’s leading electronics design companies specializing in motor control and human interface technologies for consumer ap
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04/18/2024
LiquidPiston Achieves Key Milestone for U.S. Army Development Program's 25hp Rotary Engine

LiquidPiston Achieves Key Milestone for U.S. Army Development Program's 25hp Rotary Engine

LiquidPiston, Inc., a leading innovator of efficient internal combustion engine technology and hybrid power systems, announced that a fully integrated version of its 25hp XTS-210 heavy-fuel rotary engine has begun testing. This milestone follows the successful completion of initial dynamometer testing of the en
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04/18/2024
Renesas' New FemtoClock 3 Timing Solution Delivers Industry's Lowest Power and Leading Jitter Performance of 25fs-rms

Renesas' New FemtoClock 3 Timing Solution Delivers Industry's Lowest Power and Leading Jitter Performance of 25fs-rms

­Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today expanded its timing solutions portfolio with a new ultra-low 25fs-rms clock solution for wireline infrastructure, data center and industrial applications. The new FemtoClock™ 3 family includes ultra-low jitter cl
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04/18/2024
Isolated DC-to-DC converters for Consumer, Industrial, and IoT Applications

Isolated DC-to-DC converters for Consumer, Industrial, and IoT Applications

­CUI Inc, a Bel group company, announced two new chassis mount DC-to-DC converters for consumer, industrial and IoT applications. The converters are available in two options: the PST50W series with a 50 W power isolated output and the PST75W series with a 75 W power isolated output. Both DC-to-DC converter
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04/18/2024
Wärtsilä Engines Again the Choice for Major Texas Utility Power Plant Project

From left to right: Andreas Bucheler, Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Wärtsilä; Risto Paldanius, Vice President, Americas, Wärtsilä; Randa Stephenson, LCRA Executive Vice President and Chief Op

­Technology group Wärtsilä has again been awarded a major contract by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), a river authority based in Austin, Texas, that provides wholesale power to the Texas power grid. Following an order by LCRA for ten Wärtsilä engines generating an output of approximately 190 MW
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04/17/2024
KYOCERA AVX Launches Two New Snap-In Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Series

KYOCERA AVX Launches Two New Snap-In Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Series

­KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, released two new series of snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors: the SNA Series and SNL Series.  SNA and SNL Series snap-in aluminum electroly
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04/17/2024
ADLINK Releases Intel Amston-Lake-powered Modules with up to 8 Cores at 12W TDP Suiting Ruggedized Edge Solutions

ADLINK Releases Intel Amston-Lake-powered Modules with up to 8 Cores at 12W TDP Suiting Ruggedized Edge Solutions

­ADLINK Technology Inc., a global leader in edge computing, announces the release of two new Computer-on-Modules based on the latest Intel® Atom processors, available in two form factors — COM Express (COM.0 R3.1) Type 6 Compact size and SMARC 2.1 Short size — both offering up to 8-core CPU at 6/9/12W TDP.
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04/17/2024
Infinigen Renewables Announces Strategic Solar+ Battery Storage Project in Puerto Rico

Leslie Hufstetler, CEO of Infinigen Renewables

­Infinigen Renewables, a leading solar renewables company and ArcLight Capital Partners ("ArcLight") today announced a milestone power and battery infrastructure project – a ~15 MW storage project paired with a ~32 MW Solar Project in the Yabucoa Municipality of Puerto Rico.  Infinigen, a wholly ow
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04/17/2024
Semiconductor Chips Drive Innovation in AI and Industries, Says GlobalData

Saurabh Daga, Associate Project Manager for Disruptive Tech at GlobalData

­Semiconductor chips are driving a transformative wave across technology, healthcare, automotive, telecom, and power industries. These chips, particularly those fueling AI capabilities, are fundamentally reshaping industries, ushering in a new era of innovation and efficiency gains, according to GlobalData, a
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04/17/2024
Online 'Addiction' + Not Enough Sleep or Exercise Linked to Teen School Absence Risk

Online 'Addiction' + Not Enough Sleep or Exercise Linked to Teen School Absence Risk

­Spending too much time online to the point of compulsion and the neglect of other necessary activities, plus not sleeping or exercising enough, are linked to a heightened risk of both truancy and school absence due to illness among teens, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Teenage girls see
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04/17/2024
Trash to Treasure – Researchers Turn Metal Waste into Catalyst for Hydrogen

Hydrogen production from water catalysed by platinum atoms on metal swarf

­Scientists have found a way to transform metal waste into a highly efficient catalyst to make hydrogen from water, a discovery that could make hydrogen production more sustainable. A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham's School of Chemistry and Faculty of Engineering have found that the s
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Date:
04/17/2024

This schematic shows an engineered material with composite layers. Layers of carbon fibers (the long silver tubes) have microscopic forests of carbon nanotubes between them (the array of tiny brown objects). These tiny, densely packed fibers grip and hold the layers together....

­To save on fuel and reduce aircraft emissions, engineers are looking to build lighter, stronger airplanes out of advanced composites. These engineered materials are made from high-performance fibers that are embedded in polymer sheets. The sheets can be stacked and pressed into one multilayered material and ma
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04/17/2024
New A.I. Project Will Allow Industrial Robots to be More Freethinking

New A.I. Project Will Allow Industrial Robots to be More Freethinking

­Robots are increasingly being used in industry, and in future they will need to adapt to unforeseen events and changes in their environment much more than today, including when they work with humans. A new international research project is addressing this issue using artificial intelligence. The project i
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04/17/2024
EPC Space Launches World's First Rad Hard GaN Power Stage IC

EPC Space Launches World's First Rad Hard GaN Power Stage IC

­EPC Space announces the launch of a 50 V, 6 A Rad Hard GaN Power Stage IC designed for space applications. The EPC7011L7SH is a single chip driver plus eGaN® FET half-bridge power stage IC in a compact Aluminum Nitride ceramic surface mount technology package. Integration is implemented using EP
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04/16/2024
CUI Devices Adds Pogo Pin and PCB Pin Lines to Connectors Portfolio

CUI Devices Adds Pogo Pin and PCB Pin Lines to Connectors Portfolio

­CUI Devices’ Interconnect Group announced the addition of pogo pins and PCB pins to its connectors product portfolio. The CPG family of pogo and PCB pins offers gold plated contacts for high reliability as well as a variety of pin sizes and configurations to meet an ar
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04/16/2024
Evolving EV Battery Technology Challenges Test Systems

Figure 1. A 300 kW battery test system (courtesy of EA Elektro-Automatik)

­Electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturers and EV manufacturers are working to overcome the two major challenges facing electric vehicles: total travel distance before needing battery pack recharge and recharge time. As a result, battery pack voltages are rising to lower the weight and size of current-carrying co
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04/16/2024
New Yorker and Geyer Electronic Sign New Distribution Agreement

New Yorker and Geyer Electronic Sign New Distribution Agreement

­New Yorker Electronics, global distributor of electronic components, recently announced a new franchised distribution agreement with Geyer Electronic. Geyer is an international manufacturer of Quart Crystals, Oscillators and Resonators. Founded in 1964 in Munich, Germany, as a retail store with a wide ra
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04/16/2024
Nova Clean Energy Closes Acquisition of 1 Gigawatt Wind and Solar Development Asset Portfolio from BNB Renewables

Ben Pratt, President of Nova Clean Energy

­Nova Clean Energy (‘Nova’) announced the acquisition of HyFuels, a more than 1 gigawatt portfolio of mid-to-late-stage wind and solar development projects as well as an earlier stage green ammonia project. Located on the Texas Gulf Coast, an area of rapidly increasing power demand and a leading center fo
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04/16/2024
KYOCERA AVX Breaks Ground on New Facility for High-Quality, Low-Noise Quartz Crystal Frequency Control Products

Keith Szewczyk, Vice President and Senior Director – KYOCERA AVX Crystals

­KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation (Erie)’s new manufacturing and design center for high-quality, low-noise qu
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Date:
04/15/2024
PSDcast – New Company to Help with Electric Transition

Gustavo Cibrian, Product Portfolio Manager, Battery Interconnect Systems, ENNOVI

­Interplex recently launched the company ENNOVI, which according to their press release, will help customers get to the electric future faster and is primed to support the sector’s drive for innovation, improved efficiency, and reduced environmental impact. And on the line to discuss that is Gustavo Cibrian, Product Po
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04/15/2024
Four Corners Clean Energy Alliance Announces Key Partnerships to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition in the Four Corners Region

4CCEA Chairman, Steve Grey

­The Four Corners Clean Energy Alliance (4CCEA) is excited to announce the addition of a diverse array of stakeholders across the spectrum of the clean energy industry, amplifying its efforts to promote sustainable clean energy development in the Four Corners area, with a strong emphasis on supporting the Navajo Na
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Date:
04/15/2024
Microchip Technology Acquires Neuronix AI Labs

Yaron Raz, CEO of Neuronix AI Labs

­Microchip Technology has acquired Neuronix AI Labs to expand its capabilities for power-efficient, AI-enabled edge solutions deployed on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Neuronix AI Labs provides neural network sparsity optimization technology that enables a reduction in power, size and calculations fo
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Date:
04/15/2024
High-Power Industrial ATX PSU Series – Highly Efficient, Robust, and Powerful

Highly efficient industrial ATX power supply series Delta GPS for high-performance motherboards of the latest generation.

­At Bicker Elektronik GmbH in Donauwoerth/Germany, the three models of the new Delta GPS series are already available from stock. These exceptionally powerful ATX power supplies impress with their combination of high energy efficiency with 80PLUS® certification and the robustness of an industrial PC power sup
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Date:
04/15/2024
Electrolyzer Market: Consistent Uptick in Number of Green H2 Players

Electrolyzer company expansion continues. Source: IDTechEx

­As green hydrogen increasingly garners recognition as a pivotal tool for decarbonizing various industries, the electrolyzer market is also observing a steady and consistent rise in the number of companies venturing into the development of electrolyzer stacks and production facilities. These companies have di
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Date:
04/12/2024
Vector Enables the Power of Infineon's AURIX TC4x Cyber Security Features

Vector's AUTOSAR Classic embedded software MICROSAR Classic supports Infineon's new AURIX™ TC4x microcontroller (MCU) family.

­The rapidly growing connectivity of vehicles offers numerous opportunities for new, innovative automotive functionalities. At the same time, the potential for cyber-attacks on vehicle networks is increasing. It is therefore of great importance for car manufacturers and suppliers to implement appropriate security me
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Date:
04/12/2024
20V, 7A Type-C Sourcing Protection Switch Designed to Enhance USB Type-C Efficiency and Safety

20V, 7A Type-C Sourcing Protection Switch Designed to Enhance USB Type-C Efficiency and Safety

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced the release of its AOZ1377DI Type-C Protection Switch. Designed to enhance USB Type-C efficiency and safety, these new protection Type-C switches have a current-limiting switch targeting applications that require comprehensive protections. AOZ1377DI bo
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Date:
04/12/2024
Scientists Use Wearable Technology to Detect Stress Levels During Sleep

Laura Bloomfield, a research assistant professor of mathematics, University of Vermont

­What if changes in a person’s stress levels could be detected while they sleep using wearable devices? A new study by University of Vermont researchers published in PLOS Digital Health is the first to find changes in perceived stress levels reflected in sleep data—an important step to
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Date:
04/12/2024
New Quantum Material Promises Over 190% Quantum Efficiency in Solar Cells

Schematic of the thin-film solar cell with CuxGeSe/SnS as the active layer.

­Researchers from Lehigh University have developed a material that demonstrates the potential for drastically increasing the efficiency of solar panels.  A prototype using the material as the active layer in a solar cell exhibits an average photovoltaic absorption of 80%, a high generation rate of photoe
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Date:
04/12/2024
Engineers Making a Better, More Profitable Grid for Distributing Solar Power

Iowa State engineers are working to make the power grid better at integrating renewable power plants, such as the Alliant Energy Solar Farm at Iowa State University.

­If you’re the Midcontinent Independent System Operator – the organization that manages the flow of high-voltage electricity across a central stripe of the U.S. and Canada, from Manitoba, Michigan and Minnesota through Iowa and all the way to Louisiana – you want energy supplies to meet the energy demands of
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Date:
04/12/2024
University of Oklahoma Engineer Receives $3.1M Grant for Clean Hydrogen Technologies

Hanping Ding, of the University of Oklahoma, has received funding as part of the $750 million effort in President Biden’s Investing in American agenda.

­Hanping Ding, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Department of Energy through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to further research in
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Date:
04/12/2024
Microchip Acquires ADAS and Digital Cockpit Connectivity Pioneer VSI Co. Ltd. to Extend Automotive Networking Market Leadership

Steve Kang, CEO of VSI Co. Ltd

­Microchip Technology Inc. announces the completed acquisition of Seoul, Korea-based VSI Co. Ltd., an industry pioneer in providing high-speed, asymmetric, camera, sensor and display connectivity technologies and products based on the Automotive SerDes Alliance (ASA) open standard for in-vehicle networking (I
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Date:
04/11/2024
High-Voltage PXI Multiplexer Family from Pickering Interfaces Delivers Double the Switch Payload

High-Voltage PXI Multiplexer Family from Pickering Interfaces Delivers Double the Switch Payload

­Pickering Interfaces, the leading provider of modular signal switching and simulation products for electronic test and verification, has announced a new family of high-density PXI and PXIe multiplexer (MUX) modules for high voltage applications. Expanding Pickering’s range of high-voltage switching, th
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Date:
04/11/2024
Detection Technology Announces Global Availability of TFT Flat Panel Detectors

Detection Technology Announces Global Availability of TFT Flat Panel Detectors

­Detection Technology, a global leader in X-ray detector solutions, announces the global availability of a comprehensive range of TFT (thin-film transistor) flat panel detectors. The portfolio includes IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) and a-Si (amorphous silicon) technology-based solutions optimized for medical an
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Date:
04/11/2024
Full Sensor to Cloud Solutions Using NeoMesh Click Boards from MikroE and the IoTConnect Cloud Solution from Avnet

Full Sensor to Cloud Solutions Using NeoMesh Click Boards from MikroE and the IoTConnect Cloud Solution from Avnet

­NeoCortec, the experts on wireless connectivity and providers of ultra-low-power bi-directional wireless mesh network hardware and software solutions, are showcasing a new demo on their stand (Hall 3 Stand 526) and in two of the exhibition halls. This demonstration illustrates the seamless and rapid development of
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Date:
04/11/2024
Ruggedized RAIN RFID Reader Module Designed for Extreme Temperatures and Environmental Conditions

Ruggedized module, a finalist in RFID Journal LIVE’s Best New Product Awards, costs less and withstands more extreme temperatures, -40°C to +85°C, than typical modules operating from -20°C to 70°C

­Powercast Corporation, the industry’s one-stop-shop for wireless power, has launched its Extended-Temperature RAIN RFID Reader Module designed to integrate into high-temperature RFID readers that need to reliably operate in the extreme conditions present in automotive, industrial, outdoor, energy and other ap
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Date:
04/11/2024
PSDcast – Community Solar w/ Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman

Pivot Energy's Josh Levy

­Renewable energy provider Pivot Energy has partnered with Tapestry, Inc., which represents lifestyle brands like Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. The goal includes six community solar projects in Illinois, totaling 33 megawatts. And on the line to discuss this is Pivot Energy’s Josh Levy.
Date:
04/11/2024
ROHM's New Linear Op Amp Features Industry-Low 160nA Current Consumption

ROHM's New Linear Op Amp Features Industry-Low 160nA Current Consumption

­ROHM Semiconductor announced a new linear operational amplifier (op amp), the LMR1901YG-M, featuring the lowest current consumption in the industry. This makes it ideal for amplifying sensor signals used to detect and measure temperature, flow rate, gas concentration, and other parameters in applications po
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Date:
04/11/2024
RS Announces Three New Mechanical Power Transmission Solution Suppliers

RS Announces Three New Mechanical Power Transmission Solution Suppliers

­RS, a trading brand of RS Group plc, a global provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, is proud to announce three new mechanical power transmission solution suppliers: Lenze, Bison Gear (AMETEK), and Dichtomatik.  Mechanical power transmission products are used
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Date:
04/10/2024
Ultrasonic Sensors Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 11.790 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 10.5%

Ultrasonic Sensors Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 11.790 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 10.5%

­Widespread usage of ultrasonic sensors for non-contact detection of solid and liquid substances. These sensors work at frequencies exceeding 20 kHz, which is outside the hearing range for humans. The operation of these sensors is based on echolocation, which involves the transmission of ultrasonic waves to th
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Date:
04/10/2024
Microcontrollers for Embedded AI Application Development Receive Safety Assessment from Fraunhofer IKS

Infineon addresses new embedded AI requirements with the AURIX™ TC4x microcontroller (MCU) family, which meets the AI-specific safety requirements to achieve SAFE AI compliance, as proposed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS.

­In the automotive industry, embedded AI is becoming increasingly important for safety-critical real-time applications. However, this also creates new requirements and standards that must be considered during the complete product lifecycle. Infineon Technologies AG addresses these new requirements with the AU
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Date:
04/10/2024
Renesas Introduces New Entry-Level RA0 MCU Series with Best-in-Class Power Consumption

Renesas Introduces New Entry-Level RA0 MCU Series with Best-in-Class Power Consumption

­Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, introduced the RA0 microcontroller (MCU) Series based on the Arm® Cortex®-M23 processor. The new, low-cost RA0 devices offer the industry’s lowest overall power consumption for general purpose 32-bit MC
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Date:
04/10/2024
Microchip Brings Enhanced Code Protection and up to 15W of Power Delivery to its USB Microcontroller Portfolio

Microchip Brings Enhanced Code Protection and up to 15W of Power Delivery to its USB Microcontroller Portfolio

­The well-known advantages of a Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface for embedded designs include its compatibility with various devices, streamlined communication protocol, in-field updatability and power delivery capabilities. To help easily incorporate this functionality into embedded systems, Microchip Te
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Date:
04/10/2024
Hofer Powertrain Significantly Expands its Development and Testing Capacities for EV Batteries

hofer powertrain's development center and the battery testing facility undergoing expansion

­hofer powertrain, a key development and technology partner for the automotive industry, announces a significant expansion of its battery testing capabilities in Nuertingen, Germany. Responding to the electric vehicle market's unprecedented growth and the rising demand for high-performance, cost-efficient, and
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Date:
04/04/2024
QuantalRF Launches Groundbreaking 5-7 GHz Wi-Fi 7 Front-End IC in CMOS SOI

Dr. Ali Fard, CEO of QuantalRF

­QuantalRF, the pioneering developer of RF semiconductor and antenna solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its innovative QWX27105 single-chip 5-7 GHz front-end IC, its first release in the Elementum™ family of Wi-Fi 7 products. This cutting-edge product integrates all RF front-end components into an
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Date:
04/04/2024
Commercial Lighting Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 64.67 billion by 2031

Commercial Lighting Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 64.67 billion by 2031

­Commercial lighting can be tailored to meet every facility and its activities depending on its intended use. When buying business lighting, it's important to consider maintenance needs, brightness levels, and warranties. A commercial building can accommodate many people for various purposes, such as shopping, emp
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Date:
04/04/2024
TDK Presents Enhanced Embedded Motor Controllers with Increased Memory, Power, and Reliability

TDK Presents Enhanced Embedded Motor Controllers with Increased Memory, Power, and Reliability

­TDK Corporation further extends its Micronas embedded motor controller family, HVC 5x, of fully integrated motor controllers with HVC 5222D and HVC 5422D to drive small brushed (BDC), brushless (BLDC), or stepper motors. They offer significant enhancements compared to the popular HVC 5221D, doubling dr
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Date:
04/04/2024
STMicroelectronics Expands into 3D Depth Sensing with Latest Time-of-Flight Sensors

STMicroelectronics Expands into 3D Depth Sensing with Latest Time-of-Flight Sensors

­STMicroelectronics announced an all-in-one, direct Time-of-Flight (dToF) 3D LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) module with market-leading 2.3k resolution, and revealed an early design win for the world’s smallest 500k-pixel indirect Time-of-Flight (iToF) sensor. “ToF sensors, which can accuratel
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Date:
04/04/2024
STMicroelectronics Helps Panasonic Cycle Technology Bring AI to E-Assisted Bikes for Affordable Safety Boost

STMicroelectronics Helps Panasonic Cycle Technology Bring AI to E-Assisted Bikes for Affordable Safety Boost

­STMicroelectronics has announced that Panasonic Cycle Technology, Co. Ltd. (Panasonic) has adopted the STM32F3 microcontroller (MCU) and edge AI development tool, STM32Cube.AI, for their TiMO A e-assisted bike. ST’s edge AI solutions provide a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that leverages an ad
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Date:
04/03/2024
TDK Presents Highly Reliable M.2 Type SSD with PCI Express Support for Industrial Applications

TDK Presents Highly Reliable M.2 Type SSD with PCI Express Support for Industrial Applications

­TDK Corporation announced the launch of its new M.2 2280 type SSD [SNP1A series], supporting PCI Express® (PCIe®) and NVM Express (NVMe). The SSD integrates NAND flash memory, TDK’s GBDriver GX1 controller IC, and an internal backup power circuit, making it highly resistant to power interruptions. In recent ye
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Date:
04/03/2024
New at Mouser: NXP Semiconductors MCX Microcontrollers for Intelligent Motor Control and Machine Learning Applications

New at Mouser: NXP Semiconductors MCX Microcontrollers for Intelligent Motor Control and Machine Learning Applications

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components™, is now shipping the MCX industrial and IoT microcontrollers (MCUs) from NXP Semiconductors. These new MCUs are high-performance, low-power microcontrollers wi
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Date:
04/03/2024
PSDcast – Advancing the Smart Home

Justin Berghoff from Leviton

­As we’ve slowly de-emphasized fossil fuels – or at least tried to minimize them with smart tech – the idea of the smart home has gradually become a lot more convenient. And that’s where today’s guest comes in -- Justin Berghoff from Leviton, which manufactures electrical wiring devices, lighting co
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Date:
04/03/2024
Splitwaters Selected by Akna Energy for 20 MW Green Hydrogen Plant

Splitwaters Selected by Akna Energy for 20 MW Green Hydrogen Plant

­Paving the path for a Sustainable Green Economy...Splitwaters, a Houston‐based electrolyzer manufacturer and EPC firm has signed an agreement with Akna Energy, LLC for a 20 MW Green Hydrogen Plant to be built & in operation in late 2025. This plant will be the first of many Green Hydrogen plants that Ak
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Date:
04/03/2024
Microchip Technology Introduces ECC608 TrustMANAGER with Kudelski IoT keySTREAM

Microchip Technology Introduces ECC608 TrustMANAGER with Kudelski IoT keySTREAM

As the world comes to rely on interconnected IoT systems—for everything from household items like smart thermostats, virtual assistant technology and digital door locks to medical and industrial applications—the need for reliable cybersecurity on embedded systems has never been greater. To increase security on
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Date:
04/03/2024
KYOCERA AVX Releases New RES Series Radial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

KYOCERA AVX Releases New RES Series Radial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

­KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, released the new RES Series radial-leaded aluminum electrolytic capacitors.  The new RES Series wet aluminum electrolytic capacitors are engineere
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Date:
04/03/2024
Medical Speakers Designed to Meet IEC 60601-1-8 Alarm Signal Requirements

Medical Speakers Designed to Meet IEC 60601-1-8 Alarm Signal Requirements

­CUI Devices’ Audio Group announced a new line of medical speakers designed to meet the alarm signal requirements of IEC 60601-1-8. The CDSM and CMSM models feature resonant frequencies up to 400 Hz and a smooth frequency response with fluctuations no more than ±15 dB, making them ideal fo
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Date:
04/02/2024
A Caffeine Boost for Battery Performance

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­For most people, there’s nothing that gives you a kick in the morning like a strong cup of coffee or tea. However, it might not be only humans that caffeine can invigorate, batteries could get a performance boost out of those drinks too. Researchers looking for new battery materials have found both tea and co
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Date:
04/01/2024
Are Chinese Connected Vehicles a U.S. National Security Threat?

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Connected vehicles have gradually become the latest battleground in the ongoing Sino-American trade war. Detractors say they pose a threat to national security, but how real is the threat? The market, itself, is undeniable, expected to eclipse $200 billion by 2027-2028, buoyed by the runaway growth of EVs, A
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Date:
04/01/2024
Wireless Power Transmission

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Figure 1: Inductive power transmission concept with primary side control and receiver

­Wireless transmission of power has numerous advantages. For example, it makes fault-prone plug contacts redundant. Devices can be built into housings that are protected against moisture ingress. Users also don’t have to go to the trouble of plugging in cables. Most wireless power transmission applications li
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Date:
04/01/2024
Navigating the Industrial Electronics Market: Trends, Innovations and Growth Opportunities

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

­As industries continue to undergo digital transformation and automation, the demand for advanced electronic components and systems within industrial settings has surged, propelling the industrial electronics market to unprecedented heights. According to Cognitive Market Research, the global industrial electronics ma
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Date:
04/01/2024
The Bioenergy Imperative

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Figure 1: Biomass is expected to form an important part of the energy mix in 2050 (copyright International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA))

­Today’s fossil fuels are essentially ancient solar energy trapped in dead plant matter, compressed under rocks for thousands of years, and transformed into concentrated fuels whose embodied energy can now be released through burning or other chemical processes. But what if we could radically accelerate the
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Date:
04/01/2024
System-Level Approach to Software Configurable I/O Channels

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Figure 1: An ADP1034 and AD74115H circuit diagram

­When designing system-level, isolated I/O solutions for industrial applications, such as process control, factory automation, or building control systems, there are many areas to consider. These include power dissipation, data isolation, and form factor. Figure 1 shows the system solution that solves power, iso
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Date:
04/01/2024
Enabling IIoT Connectivity for Virtual Power Plants

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Figure 1: Distributed Energy

­Many governments around the world now provide incentives to individuals, industries, and communities who are interested in generating and using power from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy. The power grid has seen many changes that have enabled the integration of power from distributed en
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Date:
04/01/2024
Configuring for Power Density and Connectivity

Figure 1a

­The availability of modular, configurable power supplies provides industrial and medical system designers with an approach to develop systems that address application-specific requirements without time and resource consuming custom design or compromising with less optimal standard, off-the-shelf solutions. As the funct
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Date:
04/01/2024
Thermoelectric Module Modeling in LTspice

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Figure 1: Cooling/heating effect at the conductors’ junctions during current flow (Peltier effect)

­Some remote sensors are required to stay active in the field for a period longer than it’s possible for a suitably sized battery to last. In such cases, an energy harvesting system may be added to extend the operating lifetime. Available ambient energy sources can include kinetic energy present in vibrations, li
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Date:
04/01/2024
Passive Components in Modern Switched-Mode Power Supplies

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Figure 1: Sumida covers all inductors for switched-mode power supplies and partially and fully implements application-specific components

­The high-frequency (HF) transformer and other inductors form the core of a switched-mode power supply (SMPS). Located in the input section, the interference suppression components ensure suppression of interference voltages and currents on the power supply lines. Current-compensated chokes (common-mode chokes) s
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Date:
04/01/2024
Space Power Supply for Traditional and New Space Missions

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Figure 1: Simplified power architecture of satellite with SA50-120 series converter

­Space satellites use solar energy as the main source to power its loads. A simplified power architecture is shown below as shown in Figure 1. with Radiation Hardened (Rad-Hard) standard SA50-120 series DC-DC 50 W power converters from Microchip. Some of the commonly used bus voltages are 28V, 50V, 72V, 100V
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Date:
04/01/2024
Isolation Evolves to Keep Pace with Applications

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Figure 1: Typical application of isolator in a motor-drive circuit (Source: WP - NEVs in China, Figure 16)

­Navigating through different forms of isolation requires a comprehensive understanding of the performance nuances inherent in various solutions, coupled with an awareness of evolving architectures tailored to the dynamic requirements of diverse applications. We are seeing changes in different sectors. Within th
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Date:
04/01/2024
Electrifying the Workplace

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

Spring is in the air and we are firmly in conference season. The largest power conference in Europe, PCIM, is on the horizon. It will be held in June this year at its usual location in the Nuremberg Messe. Preparations are well under way, and the show is promising to be bigger and better than ever. PCIM stands fo
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Date:
04/01/2024
Catching up with Old Friends and New Tech at APEC

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­This year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference was unique for several reasons, not the least of which was its early timing. Instead of March, 2024’s gala took place in late February. That said, in many respects, the show was “more of the same” in the best possible way – the latest evolution of a
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Date:
04/01/2024
DC/DC Flyback Converter

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Figure 1: Power stage of the flyback converter (simplified)

Isolated flyback converters often use optocouplers in the feedback loop to regulate the output voltage. As part of the compensation circuit, its parameters such as CTR influence the control loop and must be taken into account in the flyback converter design. The flyback converter is an isolated switching power
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Date:
04/01/2024
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