Powering Communications

April 2017
PSDcast - Robert A. McKeel on Industrial Automation

Robert A. McKee, President and CEO Automation & Controls GE Energy Connections

In this PSDcast, Robert A. McKee, President and CEO Automation & Controls GE Energy Connections, dicsusses the advances in industrial automation and Internet of Things (IoT) ... 
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04/25/2017

PSDcast - Anthony Kongats on supercapacitor advancements and applications

Anthony Kongats, CAP-XX’s CEO

In this PSDcast, Anthony Kongats, CAP-XX's CEO discusses supercapacitor advancements and applications. As supercapacitors shrink, applications grow. CAP-XX's technology is now 600 microns, pushing down to 400 or 200 microns. Almost as thin as paper, prismatic supercapacitors as small as 45 millifarads are now used
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04/24/2017
PSDcast - On control portion of power systems

Les Crowder of Adesto Technologies

Les Crowder of Adesto discusses why control portion of power systems often requires a CPU that needs boot Flash to operate.  Adesto provides Serial Non-volatile Memory ICs that are optimized for modern applications.  These systems typically need to manipulate small data packets (20 to 200 Bytes) that st
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04/24/2017
Jason Lomberg joins Power Systems Design (PSD) as North American Editor

Jason Lomberg , North American Editor, PSD

Jason Lomberg joins Power Systems Design (PSD) as North American Editor It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the appointment of Jason Lomberg as North American Editor, PSD. Jason’s background brings a wealth of knowledge and experience relevant to PSD and our market position. Jason spent seven years with
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04/24/2017
Panasonic launches new Hybrid Capacitors line – ZE Series

ZE series optimises designs for performance, cost low leakage current, long life, low ESR values

Hybrid Capacitors from Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe, combining the advantages of electrolytic capacitors with those of solid Polymer Capacitors, have established themselves as reliable and versatile solutions in automotive and industrial applications alike. Hybrid technology offers low le
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04/24/2017
Mouser Unveils FORTE, a Revolutionary New BOM Tool

Easy-to-Use, Robust Tool Takes Selecting and Purchasing to New Levels

– Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction leader that empowers innovation,is pleased to announce FORTE—Mouser’s intelligent BOM tool. FORTEis a comprehensive bill of materials (BOM) management tool designed to increase confidence, save time, and improve order accuracy in specifying and purchasing electronic components. Access over four million part numbers in Mouser’s vast inventory. FORTE, free to anyone wi
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04/22/2017
Mouser Now Stocking Microchip’s Ultra-Low-Power  DSC6000 Family of MEMS Oscillators

MEMS oscillators, available from Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the DSC6000 family of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) oscillators from Microchip Technology. The ultra-small, ultra-low-power oscillators reduce footprint by up to 75 percent and consume up to 50 percent less power than comparable quartz oscillators. Microchip’s DSC6000 MEMS oscillators, available from Mouser Electronics, are the in
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04/22/2017
Mouser Named Top Global High Service Distributor for 4th Straight Year

Global Distributor Also Takes Top NPI, Customer Growth Awards

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components,has been honored with the prestigious Global High Service Distributor of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive year by TE Connectivity (TE), a glob
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04/22/2017
300 W Ac-Dc Power Supply Series Offers High Efficiency in a 3” x 5” Package

300 W Ac-Dc Power Supply Series Offers High Efficiency in a 3” x 5” Package

CUI’s Power Group has announced the expansion of its VOF ac-dc power supply family http://www.cui.com/open-frame-ac-dc-power-supplies with the introduction of a compact 300 W series. The VOF-300 series, available in open frame and metal enclosed packages, is a higher-power addition to CUI’s general purpose ac-dc power supply portfolio currently ranging
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04/22/2017
Aircharge To Support iPhone Wireless Integration in Leading German Automaker's 2017 Range.

AirCharge, provides its wireless charging case technology to the BMW Group to enable iPhone users to benefit from inductive charging and Apple CarPlay wireless integration.

Aircharge and the BMW Group have signed a global deal to provide an exclusive, customised Wireless Charging Case for iPhone to take full advantage of the new in-car wireless ecosystem, which debuted in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan earlier this year.   The 2017 BMW 5 Series is the first car on the ma
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04/20/2017
NXP and Amazon Work Together to Bring More Alexa Experiences to the Smart Home

Releases industry’s first complete NXP reference platform for Amazon Alexa with far-field technology to simplify development of high performance voice-enabled devices

NXP Semiconductors has announced the release of the NXP reference platform for AmazonAlexa, that integrates Amazon’s far-field voice recognition technology and the Alexa Voice Service (AVS).    Designed to simplify the creation of new voice-control devices, the new NXP reference platform for Amazon A
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04/16/2017
Molex BNC RF Connectors and Assemblies Improve the Viewing Experience

Broadcast equipment manufacturers to transmit signals as high as 12 GHz, while exceeding SMPTE 2082-1 standards.

Molex has introduced its new line of radio frequency products, BNC RF Connectors and Assemblies. Designed for leading 8K High-Speed, High Definition TV (HDTV), video equipment and camera manufacturers, these innovative new products from Molex yield return loss performance that exceeds SMPTE 2082-1 standards, allowing for future bandwidth expansion without needing to change connector har
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04/16/2017
NXP Semiconductors and China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a subsidiary of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to foster innovation in intelligent transportation and securely connected vehicles. CAICT Com
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04/15/2017
Toshiba Launches 1.3A LDO Regulator with Industry’s Leading-class Small Package

Ultra-compact device saves space and improves efficiency in mobile power applications

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the industry’s smallest[1] 1.3A output current CMOS LDO regulator for mobile device power supplies. The TCR13AGADJ offers a typical dropout voltage of just 92mV (@0.9V, 1.0A) and is supplied in a WCSP6F package measuring just 0.8mm x 1.2mm x 0.33mm (max). Toshiba’s new regulator can be
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04/15/2017
Sony Commercialises the Industry’s First  High-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor for Automotive Cameras Delivering Simultaneous LED Flicker Mitigation and High-Quality HDR Shooting

Sample comparison movies: Simultaneous LED flicker mitigation and HDR functions (Left), HDR function only (Right)

Sony has announced the commercialisation of a new 2.45 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras, the IMX390CQV type 1/2.7. Sony will begin shipping samples in May 2017. This image sensor is equipped with an LED flicker mitigation function that reduces flickering when shooting LED signs and
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04/15/2017
You can’t have an automated car without reliable communication infrastructure and stable mobile communication connectivity. The next generation mobile communication standard is indispensable. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) contributes to introducing the 5G standard into the car and has join
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04/15/2017
60V, 3A Silent Switcher µModule Regulator in 6.25mm x 9mm  BGA Package is CISPR 22 Class B Compliant

60V, 3A Silent Switcher µModule Regulator

Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTM8073, a µModule® (power module) step-down regulator with up to 60V input voltage range (65V abs max). The device can safely operate from unregulated or fluctuating 24V to 48V input supplies in noisy environments su
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04/15/2017
Bourns Expands Multifuse PPTC Line with Smaller Size Models Offering Extended Operating Current

New MF-RG Resettable Fuse Series Helps Developers Meet Reduced Space, Thermal Requirements While Maximizing Circuit Protection Performance

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, has announced the expansion of its successful MF-RG Series Multifuse® Polymer Positive Temperature Coefficient (PPTC) Resettable Fuse product line. The eight new MF-RG Series models extend the maximum operating current of the series from 3 A to 11&nbs
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04/15/2017
Best-in-Class Active OR’ing MOSFET Controller from Diodes Incorporated Supports Power Supplies up to 400V

Best-in-Class Active OR’ing MOSFET Controller from Diodes Incorporated Supports Power Supplies up to 400V

Extending the capability to support redundancy power systems with rail voltages up to 400V, the ZXGD3112N7 active OR’ing MOSFET controller introduced by Diodes Incorporated, builds on a successful design employed in previous 40V and 200V devices. A low turn-off threshold voltage enables very low RDS(on) MOSFETs t
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04/15/2017
 AMS Technologies Opens Design Center in Krakow, Poland

Some of the thermal specialists at the AMS design center

AMS Technologies, Europe’s leading solution provider and distributor for optical, power and thermal management technologies, has established a design center in Krakow, Poland. In this design center skilled AMS experts will address customer requirements for professional, turnkey solutions in the fields of thermal ma
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04/13/2017
Inductors:Choke for automotive power over coax

Choke for automotive power over coax

TDK Corporation presents the new ADL3225V choke for automotive power over coax (PoC) applications. The wire wound inductor, which has a DC resistance of 0.9 Ω, features high impedance over a broad frequency spectrum of 1 MHz up to 1 GHz. The new type offers good DC superimposition characteristics, thus separating the powe
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04/11/2017
Renesas Electronics Unveils the Renesas Autonomy™

Delivers Total End-to End Solution that Scales from Cloud to Sensing and Vehicle Control

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced the launch of Renesas autonomy™, a new advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving platform. As the first rollout under its groundbreaking Renesas autonomy Platform, Renesas released the R-Car V3M high-performance ima
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04/11/2017
  Toshiba Launches 100V N-Channel Power MOSFETs

Lower power consumption due to 4.5V Logic Level Drive for Quick Chargers

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) expanded its U-MOS VIII-H Series with two low-voltage N-channel power MOSFETs. The devices are suited for applications including quick chargers, switched-mode power supplies and DC-DC converters. Both 100V N-channel power MOSFETs support the quick charger 4.5V logic le
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04/11/2017
eSOL Launches eMBP Model-Based Parallelizer

Automatic Generation of Parallel Code for Multi- and Many-Core Systems with High Reliability and Performance that Accurately Reflects Design Intentions Using Simulink® Models

eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions, today announced the release of its eMBP model-based parallelizer that supports the development of software for multi- and many-core hardware. Using models designed on the Simulink® model design tool from MathWorks® as its input, eMBP a
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04/11/2017
Fully-automated manufactured 1W DC/DC converters with low profile

Fully-automated manufactured 1W DC/DC converters with low profile

RECOM’s new R1SX series have nearly 20% lower profile than the industry standard due to their unique inverted transformer design. These 1W DC/DC converters are suited for bus isolation and a wide range of industrial automation control equipment. The R1SX series, an open-frame SMD converter, leverages on the ful
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Date:
04/10/2017
Expansion of the Executive Board of Wuerth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG

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Alexander Gerfer (51), CTO of the Wuerth Elektronik eiSos Group, has been appointed to the company’s Executive Board. With immediate effect, together with the CEOs of the Wuerth Elek­tronik eiSos Group, Oliver Konz and Thomas Schrott, he would be co-re­sponsible for the future strategies of one of Europe’s la
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04/10/2017
ON Semiconductor Extends Leading Image Sensor Portfolio for Sub-Lux Imaging Applications

New IT-EMCCD image sensors combine improved low-light and NIR sensitivity with simplified integration for camera manufacturers

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, is expanding its portfolio of Interline Transfer Electron Multiplication CCD (IT-EMCCD) image sensors with new options that target not only low-light industrial applications such as medical and scientific imaging, but also commercial and military applications fo
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04/10/2017
Metal film resistors from TT Electronics are ideal for harsh environments

High spec precision AEC-Q200 qualified resistors for voltage measurement in metering and power condition monitoring applications

 TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has launched the WRM-HP range of precision metal film MELF resistors with AEC-Q200 qualification.  Providing a combination of high precision and tolerance to surge conditions, the resistors are ideal
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04/10/2017
Optimizing power design with configurable modules

Artesyn’s configurable power supply range delivered

Choosing the power supply for a project can be a challenging process. Prototypes cannot be developed without a supply of power, but the exact power requirements may change as the project progresses. It can be wise not to commit to power supply decisions too early. On the other hand, an off-the-shelf PSU that
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04/08/2017
The state of the power industry

Powerbox GB350 digitally controlled power supply for applications operated under high electromagnetic field

The overall market for AC/DC and DC/DC commercial switch mode power supplies (C-SMPS), which excludes consumers and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), is estimated to be in a range of 22 to 25 billion US Dollars. This level has been stable for more than five years and from an outsider’s point of view, could be p
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04/08/2017
Converter and inverter output filtering

Forward converter output filtering

Most modern power conversion topologies use switched-mode techniques for highest efficiency and smallest size and cost. Inevitably, switching noise is produced and output filters are required to minimize EMI and provide reliable operation of the power converter and load. This article looks at some filtering te
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04/08/2017
Simplifying field-side circuitry

MAX14001 simplified functional diagram

Measuring high voltages (12V to 300V) and currents using a low-voltage microcontroller is a growing requirement in industrial automation equipment. For example, a low- voltage microcontroller system can be used to monitor high-voltage industrial equipment for an unstable AC or DC power supply. This protects eq
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04/08/2017
Vishay Intertechnology 30 V MOSFET Increases Power Density and Efficiency for Mobile Devices and Consumer Electronics

Device Features High 37.8 A Continuous Drain Current and On-Resistance Down to 8.4 mΩ in Compact PowerPAK® SC-70 Package

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new 30 V n-channel TrenchFET® Gen IV power MOSFET that delivers increased power density and efficiency for mobile devices, consumer electronics and power supplies. Offered in the ultra compact PowerPAK® SC-70 package, the Vishay Siliconix SiA468DJ provide
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04/08/2017
 Quasi-resonant flyback controller and integrated power IC CoolSET™ family of 5th generation

Complete fifth generation quasi-resonant controller and CoolSET product portfolio

Infineon Technologies AG introduces the fifth generation of the stand-alone quasi-resonant flyback controller and integrated power IC CoolSET™ family. The latest development in this family of devices offers improved efficiency, faster startup, and better overall performance under varying load conditions. The
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04/08/2017
 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces First USB Type-C Load Switch

20V/5A bidirectional smart load switch with reverse blocking capability

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Nasdaq: AOSL), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today introduced the AOZ1375, AOS’s first Type-C Power Delivery full-compliant power protection switch.  AOZ1375 is bidirectional curr
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04/08/2017
Li-ion cell inventor creates fast-charging noncombustible batteries

94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery

A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells. Goodenough’s latest breakthrough, completed with Cockrell School se
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04/07/2017
Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced ECI, the global provider of ELASTIC Network® solutions for service providers and data center operators, has selected Microsemi as its primary Optical Transport
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04/06/2017
 Ambarella Introduces the S5L Family of 4K SoCs for Professional, Consumer and Battery-Powered IP Security Cameras

New S5L 14nm SoCs offer quad-core CPUs for advanced analytics with extremely low power

Ambarella, a leading developer of low-power, HD and Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, today introduced the S5L and S5LM SoC (System on Chip) families to enable a new generation of 4K IP security cameras. The S5L is designed for professional IP cameras and includes 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing, mul
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04/06/2017
Intersil Fills Out 12V Synchronous Buck Regulator Portfolio

Highly integrated ISL850xx support auxiliary rails for industrial and
infrastructure point-of-load applications up to 14A

Intersil, a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation has  introduced five synchronous buck regulators that step-down 12V rails to point-of load inputs as low as 0.6V for MCUs, FPGAs, memory and peripheral I/Os. The newest members of the ISL850xx family consist of the ISL85014, ISL85012, ISL85009, ISL85005A
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04/06/2017
High Performance 5.1 Megapixel Imaging Solution for High-End Security Camera Applications

High resolution AR0521 delivers high frame rate and improved low-light sensitivity with high dynamic range

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has unveiled AR0521 CMOS image sensor – the first imaging product based on a 2.2 micrometer (μm) Back Side Illuminated (BSI) pixel technology platform targeted specifically at security and surveillance applications. The AR0521 is a small optical format 1/2.5-inch (7.13mm), 5 megapixel (MP) digital image sensor with an active pixel array of 2592 (H) x 1944
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04/06/2017
Mouser Electronics to Host Webinar on Bluetooth 5 Developments

Webinar on Bluetooth 5 Developments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, will host a webinar on the advancements of the Bluetooth® 5 specification at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on April 11. Bluetooth 5 is a major improvement to the wireless communication standard, with the primary goal of better addressing Internet of Things (Io
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04/06/2017
AVX Releases Leadless Bidirectional ESD Suppression Diodes for High-Speed Circuit Protection

Delivering clamping values below 12V & ultralow nominal capacitance values down to 0.3pF in low profile 0201 & 0402 packages, the new GiGuard Series diodes preserve the integrity of high-speed data & communication signals & protect sensitive ICs during ESD events in applications spanning network communications to touchscreens

 AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of bidirectional ESD suppression diodes that combine the latest in transient voltage suppression (TVS) technology with miniature, leadless, and low profile 0201 and 0402 packaging designs to deliver cutting-edge ESD protection in high-speed data and communication circuits. The new GiGuard Series ESD diodes offer cl
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04/06/2017
Murata’s data communication devices are isolated and include power outputs in one compact module

Data communication devices are isolated and include power outputs in one compact module

Murata has announced the NM485D6S5MC and NMTTLD6S5MC low power electrically isolated data communication devices from Murata Power Solutions, to provide RS485 or TTL interfaces with isolated power. No external components are needed; a single 5V supply allows function on either side of the isolation boundary. Wi
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04/06/2017
New Line of Peltier Modules Features Unique Construction that Delivers High Performance and Longer Life

New Line of Peltier Modules Features Unique Construction that Delivers High Performance and Longer Life

CUI Devices today announced a new line of high performance Peltier modules that boasts superior performance and reliability, thanks to its innovative arcTEC™ structure. This unique construction utilizes a combination of thermally conductive resin between the ceramic and copper on the cold side of the module, high
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04/06/2017
Tightening energy efficiency standards

Infographic: The evolution of energy efficiency standards from 2004 through to the latest 2016 US DoE Level VI regulations and the impending EU CoC and Ecodesign requirements (Courtesy of CUI Inc.)

Just when you thought you had it nailed, along comes another set of energy efficiency standards for external power supplies. Yesterday’s standards are no longer good enough and manufacturers cannot afford to be complacent. Meeting energy efficiency standards is not a one-time fix. The pressure on governmen
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04/05/2017
New LCHP Line Scan Light - A Low-Cost Alternative to Its Award-Winning Sister Product

New LCHP Line Scan Light - A Low-Cost Alternative

Smart Vision Lights, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, has introduced the LCHP line scan light. A lower-cost alternative to Smart Vision Lights’ LHP high-power line scan light, the LCHP works in lower-power applications at a much lower cost than that of
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04/04/2017
 Renesas Electronics Enables Security and Safety for Next-Generation Connected Cars With Embedded Virtualization Technology for the R-Car Platform

Software Packages with New Technology Enable Integration of Multiple Automotive Systems

 Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its new software packages for the R-Car automotive computing platform to improve security and safety capabilities for next-generation connected cars. The software packages implement embedded optimized virtualization techn
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04/04/2017
New logic level MOSFETs in PQFN package deliver high power density

New logic level MOSFETs in PQFN package deliver high power density

Infineon Technologies AG introduces a new logic level IR MOSFET™ family. It comprises three different voltage classes, 60 V, 80 V, and 100 V. The new devices are available in a 2 mm x 2 mm PQFN package which is perfect for form-factor critical wireless charging, adapter, and telecom applicat
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04/04/2017
Teledyne LeCroy’s WaveSurfer 510 Oscilloscope Delivers Value-Packed Debug Punch

MAUI with OneTouch Gesture Control, 32 Mpts Memory, 10 GS/s Sample Rate, and Advanced Debug Tools Maximize Debug Speed and Power

Teledyne LeCroy today introduces the WaveSurfer 510 oscilloscope, providing 1 GHz bandwidth and 10 GS/s sample rate simultaneously on all 4 channels at a price of $12,900. The WaveSurfer 510 combines the MAUI® with OneTouch user interface with powerful waveform processing, in addition to advanced math, measurem
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04/04/2017
World’s Only 12-Bit High Definition, 1 GHz Oscilloscope Platforms now feature 10x Oversampling

HDO4000A, HDO6000A, HDO8000A and MDA800A oscilloscopes and motor drive analyzers also enhanced by MAUI with OneTouch gesture control and a supercharged PC system

Teledyne LeCroy today introduces the HDO4000A, HDO6000A, HDO8000A, and MDA800A analog and mixed-signal oscilloscopes. These four high-definition oscilloscope product lines range from 200 MHz – 1 GHz bandwidth and utilize 12-bit HD4096 technology. This technology arrived in 2012 and remains unique in the ma
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04/04/2017
Bourns Significantly Expands Line of Sulfur-Resistant Fixed Resistor Products

Eight new thick film resistors have been added enabling industrial, IT and telecom developers to boost reliability for applications operating in high sulfur environments

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, has significantly expanded its portfolio of sulfur-resistant fixed resistor products. Added are eight new thick film precision chip resistors designed to operate in harsh environments where there are high levels of sulfur contamination. The new Bourns® resistor
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04/04/2017
Microsemi’s New Smart Storage I/O Controllers Unlock Flash Performance in Data Center Servers

Latest Storage Controller Platform Delivers Industry-Leading Performance, Power and Security

Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the production release of a new generation of storage input/output (I/O) controller products, the SmartROC 3100 and SmartIOC 2100, powered by the company’s Unified S
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04/04/2017
ON Semiconductor demonstrates advanced technologies for automotive systems at SAE World Congress

Latest devices combine performance with reliability to support applications including ADAS, vehicle electrification, body electronics, connectivity, power management and lighting

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, will be hosting multiple presentations and innovative demos related to the latest automotive applications at this year’s SAE World Congress being held in Detroit, Michigan. The company’s broad, across-voltage range of semiconductor technologies address mu
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04/04/2017
Depending on who you talk to, 20 billion to 50 billion things, from a light bulb to an aircraft and anything in between, will be Internet-enabled in the next three years. All this will need to be remotely monitored and controlled and have software security to keep the nefarious at bay. The IoT (Internet of Things), II
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Date:
04/04/2017
Improve power conversion testing with these probing tips

Accurately evaluate and measure very small performance increases

Today’s power supply designers and test engineers are generally seeking to find very small incremental improvements that will increase power conversion efficiency, or reduce losses in the design. This requires the ability to accurately evaluate and measure very small performance increases. Sources of loss m
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Date:
04/04/2017
Smart City - an unfulfilled dream?

Is a true Smart City an unattainable holy grail?

“It is I, Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, from the castle of Camelot. King of the Britons, defeater of the Saxons, Sovereign of all England!” - King Arthur, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” Michael White Productions, 1975. We’ve lived most of our adult life in engineering, or what some call a bu
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04/04/2017
Driving piezoelectric elements

Innovative Topology Overcomes Conflicting Piezo-Driver Requirements

Piezoelectric elements have traditionally been used primarily in applications in the audio industry, operating in the human audio range (nominally 100 Hz to 18 kHz). However, subsequent improvements in device characteristics have extended their usefulness into markets which demand much-higher performance. For ex
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04/04/2017
TDK Europe GmbH: Ludger Trockel new President of TDK Europe

Ludger Trockel
President TDK Europe GmbH

TDK Corporation announces that effective April 1, 2017, Ludger Trockel (53) has been named President of TDK Europe GmbH, the company's European sales organization. He thus succeeds Rudolf Strasser (64), who has retired on March 31, 2017. TDK Europe’s management team also includes Andreas Keller (
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04/03/2017
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos Honors Digi-Key with the Global Distribution Award

Keft to Righrt: Tom Busher, Vice President IP&E Digi-Key; Lars Fahrbach, Wuerth Elektronik eiSos; Jena Johnsrud, Marketing Programs Manager Digi-Key; Josh Knott, Product Manager Digi-Key; Joe Haukos, Distribution Manager Americas, Wurth Electronics; Brandon Leichtenberg, Insides Sales Distribution Wuerth Electronics; Nicki Mandery Distribution Marketing, Wuerth Electronics; Jason Simoneau, Director Passives Digi-Key.

This year’s “Global Distribution Award” of the Wuerth Elektronik eiSos Group went to Digi-Key Electronics. Representatives of the American subsidiary of the Group, Wuerth Electronics Midcom Inc., presented the award during a visit to the Digi-Key headquarters in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Along with ac
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04/03/2017
 Kionix’s New KXTJ3 Accelerometer

Uncompromising performance and value in a single package

Kionix, a ROHM Group Company, announces the release of the KXTJ3, a new 3-axis accelerometer offering unprecedented value while providing the performance of much a more expensive accelerometer in a tiny, 2mm x 2mm x 0.9mm form factor.   CEO of Kionix Inc,Nader Sadrzadeh states, "The original idea was
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04/03/2017
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Unveils New 600V Intelligent IGBT Power Module IPM5 Series

Optimized for high efficiency and ruggedness in motor drive applications

 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Nasdaq: AOSL), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced the release of its intelligent power module, IPM5 series. Its compact size is optimized to deliver excell
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04/03/2017
D3 Semiconductor Superjunction +FETs™ Push Performance Envelope

New entry into competitive power semiconductor market offers 650V-rated models in a wide variety
of package configurations; claims across-the-board, industry-best FOM

D3 Semiconductor, a company bringing together affiliated semiconductor companies and top-talent experts, announces its inaugural entry into the power semiconductor market with the launch of its +FET™ line of 650V-rated superjunction MOSFETs.  +FET MOSFETs enable high-efficiency solutions for a range of hard-swit
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04/03/2017
32-Bit SAR ADC with 0.5ppm Linearity Provides 148dB Dynamic Range

32-Bit SAR ADC with 0.5ppm Linearity Provides 148dB Dynamic Range

Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC2500-32, an ultrahigh precision 32-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC).  The LTC2500-32 is a new and enabling approach for precision measurement applications, blendin
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04/03/2017
Enable Supply Chain Transparency with Bosch’s TDL110 Transport Data Logger, Now at Mouser

Enable Supply Chain Transparency with Bosch’s TDL110 Transport Data Logger

Mouser Electronics, is now stocking the TDL110 Transport Data Logger (TDL) from Bosch Connected Devices. The TDL110 is individually configurable, intuitive and easy to use, enabling engineers to integrate the device with little effort and without prior knowledge of the processes of a logistics chain. Once attached to a shipment, the TDL110 measures and rec
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Date:
04/02/2017
Industry-First 1800W Auto-Compliant Transient Voltage Suppressor Launched by Diodes Incorporated

Industry-First 1800W Auto-Compliant Transient Voltage Suppressor

Billed as the industry’s first unidirectional 1800W automotive-compliant transient voltage suppressor (TVS), the D28V0H1U2P5Q introduced by Diodes Incorporated at Embedded World 2017 is designed to protect sensitive electronic circuits from transients generated by inductive switchingand targets a wide range of
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Date:
04/01/2017