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The First Multiport, Multigigabit PoE Injector
Organizations can only deploy today’s Wi-Fi 6 access points (APs) and 5G small cell access nodes where AC power is available or if their switch can deliver both power and data to them as required. Microchip Technology Inc. has created a more flexible and cost-effective alternative with the first mu
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Date:
06/15/2021

Wireless Add-on Module to Solve Network Management Challenges
Moxa has released the MXview Wireless add-on module for MXview industrial network management software. MXview streamlines network management by visualizing networks, helping non-IT staff simplify operations and improve network uptime. This software has successfully helped many customers from around the world in
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06/10/2021
Service Robotics Advanced: Part 1 of 3 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Leveraging the Benefits of GaN to Improve Motor System Efficiency and Power Density in Robotics Applications

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Figure 1. Schematic of the CoolGaN™ 100 V-based motor drive

Introduction Robotics is an interdisciplinary field with a strong focus on integration and system optimization. Applications include service robots, collaborative as well as industrial robots, autonomous drones, and automated guided vehicles. An optimized design of the motors and drives in these robotic applications is key for a successful end-product. In a conventional, silicon-based (Si) d
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06/08/2021
Service Robotics Advanced: Part 3 of  3 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Driving Wireless Connectivity Innovation Forward

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Figure 1. Infineon’s AIROC™ product portfolio enables small-form-factor IoT designs

Service robots – complexity in design, simplicity to the end-user Innovations in robotics have been accelerated as their use cases span a wide range of different markets. In general, robotic systems can be categorized into four categories: industrial robots, collaborative robots (cobots), service robots, and
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Date:
06/08/2021
Rugged Nicomatic EMM Series rectangular connectors
The connectors reduce space and weight in the most extreme environments, including defence, space, motorsport, civil aviation, UAVs and robotics. The 1.27mm pitch EMM interconnects effect a 40% space reduction over their parent CMM Series and a 20% space saving when compared to standard Micro D connectors. A recen
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06/04/2021
UnitedSiC announces six new D2PAK-7L SiC FETs
Available in 30, 40, 80 and 150mΩ versions, these latest SiC FETs represent another step forward in accelerating migration to SiC across applications such as server and telecom power supplies, industrial battery chargers and power supplies, EV on-board chargers and DC-DC converters.   The D2PAK-7
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Date:
06/04/2021
APEC 2021: Infineon solutions from silicon to wide bandgap
With a device portfolio that spans silicon and wide bandgap (WBG) devices, engineers look to Infineon for solutions that balance performance, efficiency, reliability and cost. Infineon’s power solutions set the pace for innovations that make life easier, safer and greener.   Products, demonstrat
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06/04/2021
New Würth Elektronik RJ45-10G-LAN transformers
Three tab-down models join the existing Ethernet connectors with integrated transformer in tab-up design. These models have the recess for the connector tab on the underside. All four new RJ45 integrated transformer connectors feature an extremely low-profile package. One of the models is especially suitable for par
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Date:
06/04/2021
Mersen relaunches Enlight Energy Cap capacitor series
Since the relaunch, these products feature a new foil structure with much higher rated currents and an optimized price-performance ratio. That makes them the ideal solution for use in frequency converters and DC links in wind energy or photovoltaic technology. “These industries have huge potential”, explains Herw
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Date:
06/04/2021
High Temperature, Power DC-Link Film Capacitor
The C4AK series joins the C4AU (harsh environment) and C4AQ-P (125°C) family of power DC-Link film capacitors. These series offer higher capacitance density, DC voltage, and DC ripple current capabilities with an extended operational lifetime at high temperatures in harsh environments. Ideal for use in automoti
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06/04/2021
2W-Rated Surface Mount DC-DC Converters with Bipolar Outputs
Comprising 9 different models, the lightweight units in the MGJ2 series each have a 2 W power rating and are supplied in compact, low-profile form factor modules with 19.49 mm x 14.99 mm x 4.39 mm dimensions. They are intended to accompany the IGBT and SiC-based MOSFET high-voltage gate drivers used in industr
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06/04/2021
Renesas Expands Portfolio of World’s Smallest Photocouplers
Measuring a mere 2.5mm x 2.1mm in an LSSO5 package, the world’s smallest optical isolated IGBT drivers and intelligent power module (IPM) driver reduce PCB mounting areas by up to 35 percent compared with other devices on the market.   “Industrial equipment and green energy system manufacturers a
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Date:
06/04/2021
Farnell adds Inksmith experiential learning tools
The Climate Action Kit’s project-based learning experiences are designed to teach students how to apply technology to solve real world problems through the lens of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Every project provides a unique hands-on opportunity for cross-curricular learning, with
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Date:
06/04/2021
Osram and Infineon partner on NFC programming for LEDs
Osram’s new OPTOTRONIC FIT product family features Infineon’s NLM0011 and NLM0010 dual-mode NFC wireless configuration integrated circuits (ICs) with pulse width modulation (PWM). This will bring benefits at all levels of the LED luminaire value chain.   NFC programming is an emerging technology
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06/04/2021
Power Management Focus for Mouser Campaign
The series’ second episode, available on the Mouser website, Alexa, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Spotify, explores power management and the potential behind wide bandgap technology.   Each month, the series brings a closer look to industry-changing technologies shaping modern society, and
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Date:
06/04/2021
Ultra low IQ power management IC for nRF52/nRF53 Series SoCs
The nPM1100 combines a USB compatible input regulator with overvoltage protection, 400mA battery charger and 150mA DC/DC step-down (“buck”) voltage regulator in a 2.075 x 2.075mm wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP). The PMIC ensures reliable power supply and stable operation for Nordic’s nRF52 and nRF53 S
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06/04/2021
8V Gate Withstand Voltage for 150V GaN HEMT
The technology is optimized for power supply circuits in industrial and communication equipment.   In recent years, due to the rising demand for server systems in response to the growing number of IoT devices, improving power conversion efficiency and reducing size have become important social issu
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Date:
06/04/2021
Low RDS(on) 40 V MOSFETs deliver highest power density
The MOSFETs are intended for automotive (BUK7S0R5-40H) and industrial (PSMNR55-40SSH) applications.   These devices are the lowest RDS(on) 40 V parts that Nexperia has ever produced and more importantly, they deliver power densities more than 50X greater than traditional D2PAK devices. More, the n
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06/04/2021
Gate-Driver IC Family with Integrated Galvanic Isolation
Infineon Technologies AG expands its growing portfolio of single-channel gate-driver ICs. The new EiceDRIVER 1EDB family of single-channel gate-driver IC provides galvanic input-to-output isolation of 3 kV rms (UL 1577) that ensures rugged ground-loop separation. Their common-mode transient im
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Date:
06/01/2021
Enabling System Upgrades with SiC Technology using Industry-Standard Baseplate-Less Packaging

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Wolfspeed, a Cree company, has introduced the Wolfspeed WolfPACKTM family of power modules, which feature silicon carbide (SiC) devices in a well-known power module package. The modules are built on the years of research and optimization Wolfspeed has dedicated to its SiC material and devices.  Along with critical
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Date:
06/01/2021
Ensuring Predictable Lighting System Performance

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Figure 1: DALI+ is DALI lighting control plus wireless and IP-based networking

When it comes to the best-practice design of power systems that supply lighting loads to commercial and industrial facilities, typical considerations include avoiding unwanted effects such as voltage drop, flicker and transients. For this reason, effective lighting control is among the fundamental concepts that ca
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Date:
06/01/2021