Powering Communications

May 2019
Hirose and RFMW Announce Distribution Agreement
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS — Hirose has expanded its distribution network to better serve customers in the RF and microwave market. Hirose will work with RFMW, a specialized distributor of RF and microwave components, to enhance customer resources and provide best in class radio frequency design solutions. RFMW
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05/31/2019

WIN is First to Integrate GaAs Platform for 5G Front-Ends
TAOYUAN, Taiwan – WIN Semiconductors Corp announces the commercial release of its high integration mmWave GaAs platform, PIH1-10. Optimized for 5G front-ends, the PIH1-10 technology combines an advanced 100GHz ƒt enhancement-mode pHEMT with monolithic PIN and Schottky diodes to provide best in class mmWave
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05/31/2019
Accelerating mmWave 5G Wireless Network Infrastructure
NORWOOD, Mass. -- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced a new solution for millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G with the highest available level of integration to reduce design requirements and complexity in the next generation of cellular network infrastructure. The solution combines ADI’s advanced beamformer IC, up
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05/30/2019
Compact Size SMD Package CAN/RS485/RS232 Transceiver Modules
The transceivers assist fast signal response in industries of power grid, industrial control, and transportation(rail, automotive), etc. The series adopt the SMT process, which enables customers to easily achieve automated processing, and greatly reduce costs. Compared with the traditional DIP package, its board
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05/30/2019
Ultra-thin Open Frame Non-isolated DC-DC Converter
The dimension of K78-JT-500R3 series is 12.50 x 13.50 x 3.50mm, which is 4.75mm lower in height than that of K78-T-500R3 series. Besides, the K78-JT-500R3 series features SMD package, and provides an ultra-wide input voltage range of 4.75 - 36V. This series also eliminates the need for a heat sink and its oper
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05/30/2019
10 Watt DC-DC Converter Range in Compact Package
The new series comprises 14 variants. Targeting a diverse range of applications, including instrumentation, data communication, telecommunication and computer peripheral equipment, industrial automation and mobile battery-powered systems, the compact form factor of the ATA series minimizes occupied board sp
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05/30/2019
Rugged 2KW RF power LDMOS transistor for ISM applications
The process has been developed to enable the implementation of extremely rugged transistors with operating voltages of up to 65V. The first product to use the process, the ART2K0FE, is a 2KW transistor with a frequency response of 0 to 650MHz, offered in an air-cavity ceramic package. It is designed to with
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05/30/2019
Extended range of reliable and efficient DC-DC converters
The modules are provided in sealed and encapsulated packaging, to ensure they will work reliably when subjected to dust, moisture, severe vibration and other harsh conditions. The PKE3000 and PKE5000 series provide highly reliable, high-performance and rugged DC-DC solutions in the industry-standard 1 x 1in
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05/30/2019
A Safer Supply Chain with Vincotech’s Multi-sourced Offering
This supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics pointed out that its multiple sourcing strategy goes to protect customers’ business interests by mitigating risks in the supply chain. Vincotech has qualified all leading manufacturers under an open and flexible vendor policy. This also gives cus
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05/30/2019
This series is optimized for industrial applications including street lamps, commercial AC systems, and general-purpose AC servos and inverters used in high power equipment. SiC power semiconductors deliver greater power efficiency, miniaturization, and higher voltage capability than the existing Si power d
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05/30/2019
200A current sense transducer costs 40% less than competition
This enables users to access Danisense’s unique, double-core, balanced flux gate measurement technology, at a very affordable price/performance ratio. The DC200IF boasts excellent linearity (6 ppm) with a maximum offset of 5ppm, equivalent to 1.5mA. The units provide DC and AC current metering with +/- 0.1
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05/30/2019
LEM introduces AI-PMUL digital integrator for Rogowski coils
AI-PMUL is a versatile digital signal conditioner of Rogowski coils secondary signal which offers a wide range of standard analogue True RMS and instantaneous outputs. The Rogowski coils output voltage is proportional to the derivative of primary current. An electrical integrator circuit is therefore necessary to conv
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05/30/2019
Exagan Opens Power Solutions Center in Europe
The opening of the best-in-class facility, which is operating in close collaboration with technology partner CEA Tech, follows the launch of Exagan’s first GaN applications center in Taiwan last October. The Toulouse facility provides customers with new application-development and product-validation capabili
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05/30/2019
WiBotic and GaN Systems Bring ‘True Autonomy’ to Mobility
The partnership advances capabilities of mobile industrial robots, freeing them from limitations imposed by current restricted charging methods that allow for continuous operation. For mobile robots to work efficiently, flexibly, and without interruption - they need to achieve true autonomy with wireless charging
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05/30/2019
Versatile Boost Controller for LED/LCD Applications
The device supplies a constant voltage or constant current to drive displays and backlights with a dimming ratio of 100:1. It is well suited for use as a backlight driver for LCD TVs, LCD monitors, and flat panel displays, as well as an LED driver for commercial lighting applications. The AL3353 is a mu
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05/30/2019
HybridPACK power modules enable fast vehicle electrification
The four new HybridPACK Drive modules are optimized for different inverter performance levels between 100 kW and 200 kW. Furthermore, Infineon’s HybridPACK Double Sided Cooling (DSC) S2 is a technology upgrade to the existing HybridPACK DSC. This module targets main inverters up to 80 kW in hybrid and plug-in
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05/30/2019
Ultra-wide input EN 50155 DC/DC converters
The DC/DC converters serve a wide range of rolling-stock applications, as well as high-voltage battery-powered systems with their ultra-wide 14V-160V DC input-voltage range. The single-output 40W and 60W quarter-brick converters accept all commonly used supply voltages, from nominal 24V DC to 110V DC. They feature basi
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05/30/2019
SiC-Based Hybrid IGBT and Isolated High Current IGBT Gate Driver
The AFGHL50T65SQDC uses the latest field stop IGBT and SiC Schottky diode technology to offer low conduction and switching losses in multiple power applications, including those that will benefit from reduced reverse recovery losses, such as totem pole based bridgeless power factor correction (PFC) and inverters.
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05/30/2019
3 Phase input, 5kW AC-DC power supply is software configurable
The range features both ITE/industrial and medical agency approvals that feature a three-phase, three-wire, 180 to 528VAC input. This drastically simplifies installation as there is no need for a neutral connection, which is often not available in industrial applications. Inbuilt digital control allows the setting of both th
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05/30/2019
Microchip Carbide (SiC) products for reliable power electronics
Complemented by Microchip’s broad range of microcontrollers (MCUs) and analogue solutions, the SiC devices join a growing family of reliable SiC products. These products meet the need to improve system efficiency, robustness and power density in Electric Vehicles (EVs) and other high-power applications in the i
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05/30/2019
CIPOS Tiny complements Infineon’s families of IPMs
The 3-phase inverter module is the newest generation of IPM to offer the highest power density for variable speed motor drives. By using the latest TRENCHSTOP IGBT6, it is possible to realize maximum efficiency with minimum footprint. Applications profiting from CIPOS Tiny include high efficiency washing machi
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05/30/2019
Mouser stocking Bourns GMOV Hybrid Components
GMOV components present a long-life, reliable protection solution that provides a higher level of performance and safety compared to standard metal oxide varistors (MOVs). The Bourns GMOV series are ideal in AC applications where conditions are less than predictable or uncontrolled, in markets such as industrial,
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05/30/2019
Extended DC-DC Converter Range with a 10 Watt Model
Artesyn Embedded Technologies today extended its range of low power output industrial DC-DC converters with the launch of the ATA series 10 watt isolated dc-dc converters, comprising 14 variants. Targeting a diverse range of applications, including instrumentation, data communication, telecommunication and computer pe
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05/29/2019
IR Receivers Deliver Improved Sensitivity, Noise Suppression
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced two new series of miniature infrared (IR) receiver modules for IR remote control applications. Devices in the Vishay Semiconductors TSOP95xxx and TSOP96xxx series deliver improved dark-ambient and disturbed-ambient sensitivity to infrared signals, better sup
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05/29/2019
TTI now Stocks Pulse Low-Profile Ethernet Magnetics
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., is now stocking 2.5GBase-T and 5GBase-T Low Profile Ethernet Magnetics from Pulse. Pulse Electronics introduces 2.5GBase-T and 5GBase-T Ethernet magnetics supporting 4P PoE 60W connections for multiple Ethernet applications in the industrial and communications industries. The parts are compatible with a
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05/23/2019
Open Frame Power Supplies with UL8750 Safety Approval
    The LU225 family meets EN55015 (EN55032) Class B Conducted EMI, IEC61000-3-2 Class C (LED dimming) and EN60950 standards, and is one of the first open frame power supplies in the industry to feature UL8750 approval for LED equipment. An active inrush current limit capability of 15 A also min
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05/22/2019
High Power Factor LED Driver-Controller with Mixed-Mode Dimming
  The AL1665 is designed to drive an external MOSFET to control LED loads and maintain a high power factor. It provides a compact and efficient solution that helps minimize the use of additional components and maintains high switching efficiency.   Designed to operate from an AC input voltage
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05/22/2019
Eight-port switch supports new IEEE 802.3bt PoE standard
        Ideal for digital ceiling installations, the IEEE 802.3bt-compliant PDS-408G PoE switch runs noise-free with a fanless design.   Designed for enterprise connected lighting applications, the PDS-408G connects separate systems such as lighting, sensors, HVAC and W
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05/22/2019
High Temperature Micro-D Series connectors available at TTI
Optimised to save space and weight in demanding applications, such as space vehicles, defence systems and oil exploration equipment, Micro Series Connectors are rugged and moisture-sealed. These data, power and signal interconnects combine versatility with high performance and high reliability and are designed to b
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05/22/2019
LTM2810 µModule Isolators, Now Shipping from Mouser
      The LTM2810 µModule isolators are suitable for test and measurement equipment, medical equipment, electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) systems, industrial applications, and metering systems.   The Analog Devices LTM2810 µModule isolators, available
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05/22/2019
Low profile 180W U-channel PSU for space-critical applications
The low-profile devices are just 1.16” high and occupy a small 4.3” x 2.5” footprint, allowing them to be used in high-density designs. The units are suitable for Class I and Class II operation and offer 2 x MOPP (Means of Patient Protection) of isolation while delivering up to 94% efficiency.  
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05/22/2019
Samtec’s mPOWER Ultra Micro Power Connectors Now at Mouser
Offering current ratings up to 21 A per blade in a 2 mm pitch, mPOWER connectors provide an ultra-small, high-power solution with exceptional design flexibility for power-only or power-and-signal applications. Samtec’s mPOWER connector system, available from Mouser Electronics, features gold-plated power blades a
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05/22/2019
Infineon scales up production and rolls out of CoolSiC MOSFETs
        They are rated from 30 mΩ to 350 mΩ and implemented into TO247-3 and TO247-4 housings. The expansion includes a surface mount device (SMD) portfolio and a 650 V CoolSiC MOSFET product family, both to be launched soon. With these products, Infineon addresses the fast grow
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05/22/2019
New CoolSiC Schottky diode 1200 V G5 portfolio from Infineon
It can easily replace silicon diodes for higher efficiency. The expanded 8.7 mm creepage and clearance distances offer extra safety in high-pollution environments. Forward currents up to 40 A are available to address EV DC charging, solar energy systems, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and other industrial applicat
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05/22/2019
Complete Range of Switcher ICs with Integrated 900 V MOSFETs
      The newly released devices include ICs for high-efficiency isolated flyback power supplies and for simple non-isolated buck converters. Applications include three-phase industrial power supplies up to 480 VAC, and high-quality consumer products destined for regions with unstable m
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05/22/2019
UnitedSiC adds 7 SiC FETs to 650V product portfolio
These new devices provide new levels of high-voltage power performance in the fast growing data center server, 5G base station, and electric vehicle markets, where they will be used in power supplies, telecom rectifiers, and on-board chargers respectively. The new devices will appeal to designers who prefer a 3-lead, TO
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05/22/2019
8 x 8mm LFPAK MOSFET family delivers up to 48x power density
LFPAK88 devices replace larger power packages such as D²PAK and D²PAK-7, and measuring 8 x 8mm offer a footprint reduction of 60 %, and a 64 % lower profile.   Unlike other packages where performance is often limited by internal bond wires, LFPAK88 devices employ the copper-clip and solder die at
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05/22/2019
Current transducers with measuring range up to 450 Apk
The family consists of three new models: LZSR 100-P, LZSR 150-P and LZSR 200-P.   These new transducers are based on LEM’s latest leading-edge ASIC technology, which has been proven in the past launched LF xx10, LH, LxSR current transducer series. Used in a closed loop mode, the ASIC based on Hall effec
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05/22/2019
Step-Down Converters Operate From 2.25V to 5.5V Input Supply
The LTC3315A features dual 2A monolithic synchronous step-down converters operating from a 2.25V to 5.5V input supply in one package for space-constrained applications with demanding performance requirements. Using constant frequency, peak current mode control at switching frequencies up to 3MHz with a
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05/21/2019
6-Phase Synchronous Controller with Current Monitoring
The LTC7852/LTC7852-1 is a six-phase, dual-output, current-mode synchronous step-down switching regulator controller that works in conjunction with external power train devices such as DrMOS, power blocks or discrete N-channel MOSFETs and associated gate drivers. Its flexible design enables 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and
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05/21/2019
Negative-Voltage, Hot-Swap Controller with Energy Monitor
The LTC4283 negative voltage hot swap controller drives an external N-channel MOSFET to allow a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. The device features programmable current limit with foldback and independently adjustable inrush current to optimize the MOSFET safe operating area (SOA). Th
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05/21/2019
TDK-Lambda PFH500F 500W AC/DC Power Modules
TDK-Lambda PFH500F 500W AC/DC Power Modules are high power density and high-efficiency quarter brick modules. The low profile modules have an AC input voltage of 85 to 265VAC, 47-63Hz, an AC input current of 5 / 2.5A, and 100°C baseplate temperature. The series is suitable for conduction cooling and features PMBu
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05/20/2019
Advanced Energy to Acquire Artesyn Embedded Power
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Embedded Power business of Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Inc. (Artesyn EP) from Platinum Equity. The total consideration for this transaction will be approximately $400 million. Artesyn EP is one
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05/16/2019
Significantly Expanded SinglFuse Overcurrent Protection Line
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., announced the completion of a significant expansion of its SinglFuse overcurrent protection product line, adding 33 new model series to the portfolio over the last 18 months. A rising focus on safety across many industries has led to increasing requirements for effective circu
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05/15/2019
IP68-rated DC Fans For Harsh Environments
Orion Fans has expanded its DC axial fan product family with the addition of IP68-rated versions. Offering protection from dust and water, the IP68-rated DC fans are designed for harsh outdoor and demanding washdown applications including alternative energy, commercial refrigeration, food & beverage proces
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05/14/2019
Thermal Gap Filler Reduces Stress on Sensitive Components
CLEVELAND, Ohio. – Laird Performance Materials has developed Tflex HD80000, a high deflection thermal gap filler combining 6 W/mK thermal conductivity with superior pressure versus deflection characteristics. The combination allows minimal stress on sensitive components while also yielding low thermal resistance
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05/09/2019
Lowell, Massachusetts– MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”) announced a complete analog and silicon photonics portfolio for seamless integration in 50Gbps, 100Gbps, 200Gbps and 400Gbps optical modules targeted for compliance with the newly formed Open Eye Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) www.openeye-msa.org
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05/07/2019
DC-DC Converter Series Featuring GaN-Based Technology
WASHINGTON -- VPT, Inc. released its SGRB Series of space qualified DC-DC converters at the Satellite 2019 Show. Using advanced GaN technology, the SGRB is capable of very high efficiency, up to 95%, as well as radiation tolerance. A fixed-frequency reduced voltage switching topology results in very low in
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05/06/2019
Getting to 5G Smartphones with First Antenna-on-Display

This is the world's first Antenna-on-Display.

It has been few years since physical key boards have been replaced by on-screen touch sensors for wireless devices such as cellular phones. This eventually triggered the modern day smartphone-era by introducing large-screen displays on portable devices. In which country was this technology first in-troduced? Th
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05/06/2019
Laird Thermal Performance Delivers 5G Protection
WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- Laird Performance Materials has developed a hybrid thermal & EMI absorber material that supports 5G handheld device and network infrastructure applications. CoolZorb 5G is specifically designed for the millimeter wave (mmWave) and microwave frequencies that 5G will implement. The multif
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05/03/2019
Melf Resistor from Stackpole Now AEC-Q200 Qualified
RALEIGH, NC - Stackpole's MLFA Series is fully AEC-Q200 compliant and offered in 0102 (0.3W), 0204 (0.4W), and 0207 (1W) sizes. The MLFA has exceptional stability demonstrated over life, biased humidity, and short time overload testing. In addition, the MLFA offers pulse power handling up to 3500 watts for sing
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05/03/2019
DC-DC Regulator w/ Independent Positive and Negative Output
The ADP5072 is a dual, high-performance dc-to-dc regulator that generates independently regulated positive and negative rails. The input voltage range of 2.85 V to 5.5 V supports a wide variety of applications. The integrated main switch in both regulators enables generation of an adjustable positive output vo
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05/01/2019
Are you SiC of Silicon? - Part 2

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Anup Bhalla, Vice President Engineering, UnitedSiC

State of SiC Device and Package Technology It has long been known that packaging technology is key to unleashing the potential of wide-bandgap (WBG) devices. Silicon Carbide device manufacturers have been making rapid improvements in device technology figures of merit such as on-resistance per unit area (Rds
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05/01/2019