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1.5 Amp POL switching regulators in an open frame design
This series comes in a compact SIP-3 open frame package and complements our existing POL portfolio with a series focusing strongly on a cost efficient design while maintaining our quality standards. There are 3 output voltages available: 3.3, 5.0 and 12VDC. The effective design allows full load operation up to +85°C a
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Date:
04/13/2021
HiperPFS-4 PFC IC Delivers 98% Full-Load Efficiency
This combination delivers greater than 98% full-load efficiency in PC, TV, and similar applications between 75 W and 400 W.   Comments Power Integrations’ product marketing manager Edward Ong: “Designs using HiperPFS-4 ICs show very high efficiency across the load range with as little as 36 mW of no-load p
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Date:
04/13/2021
Module w/ Bluetooth Wireless Communication on IoT Devices
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the RX23W Module with full Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy support for system control and wireless communication on IoT endpoint devices. Featuring the RX23W 32-bit RX MCU supporting fully integrated Bluetooth Low Energy communication, the new RX23W module is equipped with a
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Date:
04/06/2021
Molex EXTreme Guardian HD Power Connectors In Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of EXTreme Guardian HD Power Connector’s from stock at TTI. Molex’s EXTreme Guardian HD Power Connectors offer a configurable hybrid power/signal solution that provides high-current density in a low-profile package for design flexibility. Current density is up to 80A
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Date:
04/05/2021
AC-DC Bridge Rectifiers Enable Thermal Enhancement
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced a new family of active AC-DC bridge rectifiers. Aptly trademarked AlphaZBL for “zero bridge loss,” this new family of products virtually eliminates the bridge rectifier losses in AC-DC power supplies and adaptors. Typical end applications include high po
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Date:
04/04/2021
Taking Advantage of PFM with MicroModules for Space Constrained Applications

Figure 1: Block diagram of a security camera application

Space constrained applications like portable devices require especially designed DC/DC converters with a certain set of characteristics. Tight space, by definition, requires tiny DC/DC converters which have excellent thermal performance. This article digs deeper into the challenges that arise for the power supply of s
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Date:
04/01/2021
APEC 2021 Will Be Online-Only Event Due to Covid-19 Concerns
The Applied Power Electronics Conference announces that APEC 2021 will be presented as a virtual event and will take place June 14-17, 2021, on the virtual event platform, Social27. The virtual format will not only ensure the safety of our community, it will also allow: · More of our global community of power
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Date:
04/01/2021
Exploring Advancements in Industrial Markets w/ 60-GHz Radar

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Figure 1: Examples of use cases for 77- and 60-GHz radar for in-cabin sensing child presence and drowsiness detection

Sensors, either independently, or on machines, act as eyes to see one’s environment — they aggregate information at scale and analyze and act on this data. Millimeter-wave (mmWave) radar-based sensors are emerging as reliable workhorses in this space. Unlike other sensors based on optical, infrared, or ultras
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Date:
04/01/2021
Why Industrial IoT Needs Wi-Fi HaLow for Wireless Connectivity

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Fig. 1: Wi-Fi HaLow delivers an optimal balance of long range, high capacity, low power, high data rates and low cost of deployment for industrial automation

Through the application of smart technologies including machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and Industrial IoT (IIoT), Industry 4.0 is having a huge impact. Virtually synonymous with Industry 4.0, IIoT enables cost-effective, reliable, and secure wireless connectivity for sensors, actuators, instruments an
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Date:
04/01/2021
High-Performance Radar Systems Based on GaN Technology
Phased arrays work on the principle that the interference between coinciding waveforms with different phase angles can influence the direction of transmission. Using this technique, a two-dimensional array of emitters can steer its aggregated output across a relatively wide angle, perpendicular to the array's sur
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Date:
04/01/2021
A Set of Assets to Care About

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Figure 1. Focus Requirements for Asset Tracking Solutions based on Bluetooth Low Energy

Markets and Markets predicts that real-time location systems will grow to 10.3 billion units by 2025 at a rate of 24.8%. By their nature, these smart sensors need to be small and co-located with the asset themselves. This inherently needs the use of low-power integrated circuits to provide the intelligence and wi
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Date:
04/01/2021
1000 V Output, No-Opto, Isolated Flyback Converter

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Figure 1. A complete 1000 V/15 mA isolated flyback converter from a 4 V to 28 V input

Isolated flyback converters are used in automotive, industrial, medical, and telecom applications where the power supply must be reliable, easy to use, high voltage, and isolated, and they must provide excellentregulation over load, line, and temperature. LT8304-1 is an isolated, no-opto flyback converter optimized fo
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Date:
04/01/2021