Powering Communications

April 2019
3-Channel Micropower Management Unit w/ 7 Digital Isolators
The ADP1031 is a high performance, isolated micropower management unit (PMU) that combines an isolated flyback dc-to-dc regulator, an inverting dc-to-dc regulator, and a buck dc-to-dc regulator, providing three isolated power rails. Additionally, the ADP1031 contains four, high speed, serial peripheral interface (S
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04/30/2019

65 A+ Power/Energy Monitor with Integrated Sense Resistor
The LTC2947-65 is a high precision power and energy monitor with an internal sense resistor supporting up to ±65A*. Three internal No Latency Δ∑ ADCs ensure accurate measurement of voltage and current, while highbandwidth analog multiplication of voltage and current provides accurate power measurement in a
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04/30/2019
Semiconductor Device Business Transfer: Panasonic to ROHM
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. – April 26, 2019 –  ROHM today announced the acquisition of a part of the diode and transistor business from Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Company, a Group Company of Panasonic Corp. The transfer is scheduled for October 2019 with ROHM handling sales of these products to Panasonic’s current customers thereafter. 1. Background and aims of this business acquisition Since the 1960s, ROHM has been developing, producing and selling semiconductor devices as a core business of the ROHM Group and has today the largest shares of the global markets for small signal transistors and diode
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04/26/2019
Dual-Die 8Gb DDR3L SDRAMs in 78-Ball, 96-Ball FBGA Packages
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory introduced new dual-die 8Gb DDR3L SDRAMs that are pin-for-pin drop-in replacements for and fully compatible with end-of-life, single-die 8Gb DDR3Ls from Micron Technology Inc. Featuring a DDR architecture, the AS4C1G8D3LA and AS4C512M16D3LA provide speed of 10ns, extremely
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04/25/2019
Future mmWave Networks with Best of High and Low Frequencies

Angle of arrival (AoA) estimation at low frequency (2.45GHz). The set-up includes an antenna array of 4 elements. We use the algorithm MUSIC in order to estimate the AoA of the signal received.

Future high-speed communication networks based on millimeter-wave (30-300GHz) technology will be more robust and efficient in delivering extremely high speed, high quality video, and multimedia content and services thanks to the results of a ground-breaking research project. The recently-concluded project was a
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04/23/2019
TVS Arrays for Automotive Sub-Systems Circuit Protection
TEMPE, Ariz. – ProTek Devices has introduced a new series of AEC-Q101-qualified transient voltage suppressor arrays (TVS arrays) for circuit protection in aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, intelligent control systems and telecommunications applications. The new PAM37SDxxAL/CAL series is available in
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04/22/2019
Radiation-Tolerant PWM Controller and GaN FET Driver
The ISL71043M single-ended current mode PWM controller and ISL71040M low-side GaN FET driver are ideal for isolated flyback and half-bridge power stages, and motor control driver circuits in satellite buses and payloads. Private ‘new space’ companies have begun launching smallsats to form large constellations
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04/18/2019
Filter ferrite bead for high frequency, high current applications
As vehicles become more complex and sophisticated and especially as a result of increased image sensing, data communication needs within vehicles have increased significantly. Multiple protocols exists including CAN, LIN, FlexRay and Ethernet and the wiring, along with the associated power cabling, has increased
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04/18/2019
MORNSUN 20W High Isolation Medical Power URH-LP-20WR3 Series
Applications: URH-LP-20WR3 can be widely used in medical equipment and medical products that have direct contact with patients.   Features: • Reinforced I/O isolation test voltage 5000VAC • Ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage range: 9~36VDC,18~75VDC • Operating ambient temperature r
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04/18/2019
RS Components introduces Siemens DIN rail power supply range
Designed for use in distributed power applications in machine control boxes or in small cabinets, the single-phase SITOP PSU6200 power supplies are slim and space-saving, with plug-in terminals that support easy electrical connection. A key feature of the series is its very low power loss across the entire loa
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04/18/2019
ROHM highlights high-performance D/A converter IC
The show will be held at the same time as HIGH END, the trade fair for audio equipment in Munich, Germany (May 09 – 11, 2019).   The increased adoption of high-resolution audio sources has strengthened the demand for high-fidelity audio equipment that can deliver an equally high sound quality. Mo
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04/18/2019
Developers of various infrared applications can be sure that the spectra of emitters and detectors match. All infrared components are available from stock any time, and free samples can be requested.   Infrared light (IR), invisible to the human eye, offers a huge number of possible applications - especial
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04/18/2019
Ultrafast Rectifiers Reduce Conduction and Switching Losses
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced six new FRED Pt Gen 5 1200 V Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers. Offering the best conduction and switching loss trade-off for devices in their class, the 30 A and 60 A Vishay rectifiers are designed to increase the efficiency of high frequency converters an
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04/17/2019
MORNSUN 6-16A Non-isolated POL DC/DC Converter K12T Series
The devices’ output voltage can be accurately adjustable from 0.75V to 5.0V. The 6-16A non-isolated POL DC/DC converters can supply a large high speed transient response current for high speed chips such as FPGA, DSP, ASIC to simply its system design, which are suitable for a wide range of industrial appl
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04/15/2019
PSDcast - Galvanic Isolation for Electric Vehicles

John Wilson, Silicon Labs

In this episode of the PSDcast, we're chatting with Silicon Labs' John Wilson about signal and power isolation for electric vehicle systems ...
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04/11/2019
New Nanowires to Improve High-Speed Communication

The growth mechanism and fast 1550 nm IR detection of the single-crystalline In0.28Ga0.72Sb ternary nanowires

Chinese scientists have synthesized new nanowires with high carrier mobility and fast infrared light (IR) response, which could help in high-speed communication. Their findings were published in Nature Communications on April 10th. Nowadays, effective optical communications use 1550 nm IR, which is received
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04/10/2019
Titanium Efficiency Power Supplies for Server Applications
Bel Power Solutions announced the TET2500 Series, 2500 W power supplies that bring Titanium level efficiency to servers, storage and networking equipment. With AC-DC power-factor-corrected (PFC) and high voltage DC-input variants, TET2500 Series power supplies provide a main output of 12 VDC for powering intermediate bu
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04/09/2019
A Focus on Industry
It’s always a relief to get the first event of the year out of the way. As I mentioned last month, I had to travel to Embedded World in Nuremberg this past February. It was also my first event of last year, and in 2018, it took me three days to get home because of the weather. This year couldn’t have been
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04/03/2019
The Industrial Side of the House
If you weren’t fortunate enough to attend the most important power show of the year, APEC, be sure to check out our editorial that covers the wide-bandgap highlights from the ground floor in Anaheim. Meanwhile, we close out the first quarter of 2019 with a deep dive into the industrial side of the house. M
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04/03/2019
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Launches 650V aGaN Products
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced at the 2019 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Anaheim, CA (held March 18th - 20th) the AONV070V65G1 Gallium Nitride (GaN) 650V transistor, the initial product in the new aGAN Technology platform.  Due to the superior GaN techn
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04/02/2019
Ethernet Invades the Industrial Space

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Figure 1: Ethernet PHY Connection with MAC and Physical Medium

Ethernet is rapidly becoming the predominant networking technology within the industrial environment, with a number of recent IEEE 802 Ethernet sub-standards covering the mechanisms required to support real-time communication. With the growing number of factory systems using Ethernet equipment, designers must en
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04/02/2019
15 Watt Cost-Optimized, High-Efficiency DC/DC Converters
San Jose, Calif. - TRACO POWER has announced the release of their THL 15WI family of 15 watt DC/DC converters that are designed for industrial, mobile, instrumentation, and communication markets or any application where size, cost and quality are critical factors. The THL 15WI series 15 Watt DC/DC converters
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04/02/2019
Powering Industrial Systems

Kevin Parmenter, Field Applications Manger, Taiwan Semiconductor

There is much discussion in Industrial electronics, namely “Industry 4.0”. The first wave of revolution in industrial system was mechanical – steam power, the second was electricity and electric motors and the mass production assembly line the third was CNC, computers and automation and the 4th wave
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04/01/2019
Industry's First Passive Component LoRa Development Kit
MIAMI -- Raltron Electronics Corporation has launched the industry’s first passive component LoRa Development Kit to ease IoT design projects. The development kit features five different product families with a total of 60 high-performance passive components, including crystals, filters and antennas, commonl
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04/01/2019