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Powering Communications

June 2017
Wireless Charging: An Integrated Approach is the Way Forward

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Figure 1: Wireless charging offers multiple benefits for users and device manufacturers

Data has been wireless for some time. Now consumers are demanding the ability to charge wirelessly and technology enablers are responding. In this technical article, Infineon will review the current state-of-art and compare the benefits of advanced wireless charging solutions using a totally integrated approach. Background Every
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06/29/2017
Industry’s Lowest Power Zero-Drift Op Amp Consumes only 1.3ÎA

Micropower Zero-Drift Op Amp Achieves 5µV Max VOS at 2µA Max IS

MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA – Analog Devices, Inc. announces the LTC2063 zero-drift op amp which draws just 1.3μA typ (2μA max) on a 1.8V supply. This micropower amplifier maintains uncompromised precision: maximum input offset voltage is 5μV at 25°C, maximum drift is 0.06μV/°C from
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06/29/2017
With more electronics in the vehicles than ever before, we’re seeing the industry move from a basic set of electronics applications, with some automation for safety and road assistance, to high and full automation and complete comfort driving. To make this work, the transportation industry is capitalizing
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06/28/2017

How to Program Slew Rate?

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Figure 1: Typical battery voltage profile for “cold crank”

Slew rate is defined as rate of change of voltage or current in a period of time.  It is a frequently used term in operational amplifier specifications, but it also applicable when discussing programmable power supplies. When performing repetitive production testing on say a vehicle engine management
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06/28/2017
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Table 1. Supercapacitor Comparison vs. Capacitors & Batteries

Electronic systems must continue to remain operational, regardless of its external operating conditions. Said another way, any glitch in its power supply, whether momentary or seconds or even minutes, must be taken into account during its design process. The most common way of dealing with such circumstances
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06/28/2017
Powering the Modern Vehicle: Designing for the Digital-First Driver

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Figure 2. C&K’s Clicker integrates several functions within a single surface, independent of bulky keys or switches, delivering a smooth, consistent haptic feel for the driver.

When we look at today’s automobiles, they’re beginning to look more like computers than vehicles. From a sea of headlines about autonomous, self-driving vehicles to the ‘smartphone-ization’ of the cockpit, it’s clear that the digitization of cars – particularly within the interior – is upon us
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06/28/2017
Glassman announces new, highest power unit: GX Series 25kW to 200kW Regulated High Voltage DC Power Supplies boast fast response with low ripple and noise

480VAC 3 phase/380VAC/415VAC input; front panel digital control or analogue remote interface; CE Compliant

Glassman Europe has announced a new range of programmable, DC regulated power supplies, the GX Series, its most powerful to date.  The GX Series is a highly-specified family of 25kW to 200kW fast response, air insulated power supplies, boasting tight regulation combined with low ripple and noise. 
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06/22/2017
New Traco Power - DC/DC Converter Series

TDN Series: 1-5 Watt DC/DC converters in most compact cubical package

These fully regulated
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06/20/2017
KEMET, a leading supplier of electronic components, has introduced the industry’s first COTS grade polymer electrolytic capacitor with a 1,000-hour life test option. The new option, also known as the “Biased Humidity Test,” provides capacitors qualified at 85 degrees Celsius with 85% relative humidity
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06/15/2017
Multipath Fading Simulator Allows for Precise Modelling Reflections of Signals on Terrain, Fixed, and Moving Objects
Erlangen – IZT GmbH provides a new and powerful Fading Simulation option for its IZT C3040 Satellite Link Emulator. The Multipath Fading Simulator allows for precise modelling reflections of the signals on terrain, fixed and moving objects, both in satellite and terrestrial communication networks.
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06/14/2017
MMIC Process Serves High-Frequency Switch and Monolithic Power Limiter Applications
TAOYUAN, Taiwan -- WIN Semiconductors Corp. has developed an advanced GaAs PIN diode MMIC process for high frequency switch and monolithic power limiter applications. Fabricated on 150mm semi-insulating GaAs wafers, the 3µm i-layer PIN diodes offer several performance advantages including near
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06/14/2017
At present, the usage of alternative energy sources by major countries is: Spain, at an impressive 40.1%; Germany at 26.2%, Great Brittan at 19.4%, France at 16.1% (using hydro and nuclear for their entire remaining usage); and, finally, the US at 12.9% and Japan at 12.8%.   Why are some countries
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06/11/2017
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Gateway

Stop Worrying

This article will help you navigate through the deluge of IoT information and identify which technology choices will have the biggest positive impact on your upcoming product plans. Selecting the optimal protocol stack for your IoT solution is critical. However, in order to that, we need to talk about the Gateway. By
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06/11/2017
The Main Causes of Power Supply Failure â€

The CoolX 600 Series fanless power supply offers very high input and surge-withstand built in.

Power supplies are the underpinning of any electronic system. This article presents the five main reasons power supplies fail. It also describes the necessary precautions design engineers should take to avoid systems failures. The article is based on data spanning all markets and
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06/11/2017
Safety and thermal management

The creepage distance is the shortest path between two conductors along the surface of an isolator (typically a PCB)

When designing a switch-mode power supply (SMPS) operating losses and the ability to dissipate heat are critical selection criteria for MOSFETs. This is especially critical in the area of intelligent solid-state lighting systems, as the cramped environment and limited ventilation opportunities can significantly
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06/11/2017
Smart Building energy disaggregation Submeter with LEM Split-core CT (ATO)

LEM ATO split core current transformers

Industrial companies, factories, multi-tenant commercial and residential building owners install submetering equipment for the purpose of real-time in-house metering. This allows for accurate allocation of costs, calculation of internal billing and enables the implementation of new energy efficiency
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06/10/2017
Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator Extends 48V Direct-to-Point of Load Product Family
Vicor’s new PI3526-00-LGIZ is the latest addition to the Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator portfolio supporting a 48V (30-60Vin) input. The PI352x is a higher current offering compared to Vicor’s existing PI354x portfolio, enabling scalable power options for 48V Direct to Point of Load (PoL) applications. The
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06/08/2017
Power system design in the age of mobile devices, and especially wearable devices, is more challenging than it has ever been.  The end users of these devices want them to continue to get smaller, lighter and cheaper, while at the same time having bigger screens and longer battery life.  These opposing
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06/05/2017
New Millimeter-Wave Technology Could Make Future Vehicles Much Safer

Millimeter-wave radars covering several tens of meters could be on cars, bikes, and smartphones. This might create a lot of new applications including games.

Higashihiroshima and Yokohama, Japan, June 5, 2017--Hiroshima University and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS) today announced the development of a low-power millimeter-wave amplifier that feeds on 0.5 V power supply and covers the frequency range from 80 GHz to 106 GHz. It was fabricated using MIFS's
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06/05/2017
  It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the appointment of Ally Winning as European Editor, PSD.
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06/03/2017
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