Powering Communications

November 2021
New Chip Hides Wireless Messages in Plain Sight

Princeton researchers have developed a method to foil eavesdroppers by building security into the physical nature of wireless transmissions. The signal is clear for the intended recipient but noise for others.

Emerging 5G wireless systems are designed to support high-bandwidth and low-latency networks connecting everything from autonomous robots to self-driving cars. But these large and complex communication networks could also pose new security concerns. Encryption methods now used to secure communications from eave
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Date:
11/23/2021
TE Connectivity M12 D-Code to RJ45 Cordsets in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., is now stocking a wide selection of TE Connectivity M12 D-Code to RJ45 Cordset solutions. TE Connectivity’s M12 Ethernet Cat5e communication package is now being extended by introducing the female configurations as well as the D-code to RJ45 Cordsets. The extended 4-pole D-Coded Cordsets comply wi
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Date:
11/15/2021
Key Factors in Selecting a DIN Rail Power Solution

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Figure 1: DIN Rail Power Supply

According to data compiled by Statista, the factory automation and industrial controls market amounted to approximately $164 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow to $262 billion by 2023. This increasing need for industrial automation has been driven by several circumstances, including the growing popularity of
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Date:
11/12/2021
Trapezoidal Commutation for Brushless DC Motors

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Figure 1: Key Functional Blocks of BLDC Power Tool

Introduction Brushless DC Motors (BLDC) have been increasingly used in industry, due to demand for improved functionality, precision, and better utilization of primary energy sources. BLDC features include large torque-to-volume ratio, high reliability, small size, and low cost. There are two major commutation
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Date:
11/09/2021
Wireless Systems Simplify IoT Connectivity for Industrial Equipment
Sensata Technologies announced the availability of its new Industrial Wireless Systems. Sensata’s broad offering makes it easier for digital transformation leaders, automation engineers and plant managers to implement scalable, cost-effective connectivity to their equipment. Wireless networks eliminate
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Date:
11/04/2021
Wireless communication without batteries?

Muhammad Sarmad Mir, PhD Student at IMDEA Networks and one of the authors of the scientific paper “PassiveLiFi: Rethinking LiFi for Low-Power and Long Range RF Backscatter”

While batteries are more popular than ever, there are still some downsides to using them. Those problems will grow as our reliance on them increases. Lithium is in short supply, it can explode and it is difficult to recycle. Despite those problems, lithium-based batteries are the best solution that we currentl
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Date:
11/02/2021