Powering Communications

October 2019
Moving from Electromechanical to Solid-State in Relays and Circuit Breakers

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Figure 1: Contact wear in an electromechanical relay

As a mature technology, electromechanical relays and circuit breakers are well established, however they continue to suffer from some inherent weaknesses. Moving to solid-state technology can address these but introduces its own challenges. So, what is the right solution? In the movies, whenever the lights go
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Date:
10/31/2019

Raltron Expands RF Cable Assembly Product Offering
MIAMI -- Raltron has expanded its RF cable assembly product offering to serve a wide range of RF applications and wireless use cases like IoT. The RF cable assembly product offering complements Raltron's RF connector, adapter and attenuators product lines. The expanded product offering can be reviewed in the new
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10/30/2019
Ultra-Low Jitter XOs Meet Needs of Compact Applications
Abracon's new ultra-low jitter (sub-80 typ.) AK5 and AK7 ClearClock XO series are designed to meet the needs of compact applications such as optical modules, active cables and small networking and storage gear while maintaining the world’s highest data rates in excess of 10Gbps and up to 100/400Gbps. Most network processors and advan
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Date:
10/30/2019
Humidity Control Sheets Protect Sensitive Equipment
FiberSource now offers Active-S Humidity Control Sheets, a maintenance-free alternative to desiccants, heaters, dehumidifiers, thermostats, hygrotherms, hygrostats, and corrosion inhibitors for preventing excess moisture in cabinets, enclosures, and cases. Originally developed to protect the sensitive in-field eq
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Date:
10/30/2019
Exclusive Broadband Hybrid Silicon-InGaAs Photodetectors
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. announced the global market introduction of its Models MT03-041 (TO-5) and MT03-047 (SMD), two new broadband hybrid Silicon-InGaAs photodetectors.   The industry-exclusive design of the Models MT03-041 and MT03-047 ensures versatile, accurate
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10/29/2019
Mouser Electronics Stocks ADI Wideband Synthesizer
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the ADF5610 wideband synthesizer with an integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) from Analog Devices, Inc. The ADF5610 delivers exceptional performance and flexibility and is ideal for diverse market applications such as aerospace and defense, wireless infrastructure, mi
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10/28/2019
PSDcast - Preparing for 5G Without Neglecting 4G

Marco Contento with Telit

We've spoken a lot about 5G on the PSDcast, and for good reason - 5G is the undisputed future of telecommunications, and the industry is definitely trending in that direction. But...in the process of switching over, portions of the industry are neglecting what we already have - namely, 4G. On today's show, we're chatt
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10/17/2019
Europe Prepares Four 5G Pilots in Industrial Applications

A European research project coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), named 5Growth, will implant 5G technology in four working environments on the continent to validate the functioning of these new telecommunication networks. In Spain, this test will be carried out in the Basque Country, in one of the Innovalia headquarters.

A European research project coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), named 5Growth, will implant 5G technology in four working environments on the continent to validate the functioning of these new telecommunication networks. In Spain, this test will be carried out in the Basque Country, in on
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10/17/2019
Traco Power - new 0.6 and 1A POL converters
The TSR-WI line is a set of non-isolated POL converter series with an ultra wide 8:1 input voltage range which come in standard SIP-3 packages. Covering the majority of standard bus- and battery voltages this POL converter line is a versatile solution for many applications in distributed power systems where different inp
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10/15/2019
RF Signal Generators Provides Affordable IQ Generation
Beaverton, OR – RIGOL Technologies announces another significant expansion of its RF Test Portfolio with the release of 4 new models of the DSG800 Series RF Signal Generator. The explosion of IoT connected devices has led to a significant increase in the amount of digital data being transmitted via local
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10/15/2019
Dual Channel PPTC with 50% Smaller Footprint
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. announced a new series of 250V Telecom PPTCs designed to help make telecom and network equipment more reliable. The TSM250-130 series protects against power cross and induced power surges as defined in ITU, Telcordia GR1089 and IEC 62368-1. Because it combines two resistance-matched
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10/14/2019
32-Bit Arm Cortex-M Microcontrollers with Advanced Security
TOKYO, Japan ―Renesas Electronics Corporation unveiled the Renesas Advanced (RA) Family of 32-bit Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers (MCUs). RA MCUs deliver the ultimate combination of optimized performance, security, connectivity, peripheral IP, and easy-to-use Flexible Software Package (FSP) to address the next genera
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10/13/2019
CDM Distributes Sumitomo's SAE AS23053 Heat Shrink Tubing
Turnersville, NJ - CDM Electronics announced the availability of their deep inventory of SAE AS23053 extended dimensional life heat shrink tubing manufactured by Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products Inc. (SEIP).  The new SAE AS23053 standard requiring QPL approval replaces MIL-I-23053, MIL-DTL-23053 and S
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10/13/2019
Laird Modules for Bluetooth 5 Now at Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the BL654PA (Power Amplified) module from Laird Connectivity. The FCC, IC, RCM, KC, and Bluetooth SIG-certified module allows engineers to implement single-mode Bluetooth 5 and Thread (802.15.4) technology into simple Bluetooth Low Energy designs. The Laird BL654PA modu
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10/08/2019
Sample Kits for GaN on SiC 0.15μm-gate Technology
Tao Yuan, Taiwan – WIN Semiconductors Corp has developed sample kits for its gallium nitride (GaN) based 0.15μm-gate technology. The NP15-00 mmWave compound semiconductor technology is ideal for transmit power amplifiers used in 5G mmWave radio access networks, satellite communications and radar systems.
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Date:
10/03/2019