Powering Communications

June 2020
3W Current Sense Chip Resistor with Improved TCR to 50
Current sensing resistors that operate at high power can experience significant self-heating. This self-heating can cause error in measurement if the sense resistor has high TCR. Stackpole's CSM2512 current sense resistor offers a metal element with TCR now improved to 50 ppm. This ensures high accuracy measurem
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06/30/2020

Han-Modular Flexbox: Modular connectors for energy chains
The interface has been developed so longer, moving cable runs for machines and machine modules are easier to install and maintain. The Han-Modular Flexbox makes it possible to sub-divide energy chains into flexibly manageable and easily replaceable segments. The modular housing concept replaces the previou
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06/30/2020
Würth Elektronik introduces its WE-HIDA high-current inductor
The high current inductor is characterized by low core losses, very low DC resistances from 2.5 mΩ to 14.8 mΩ and high saturation currents.  WE-HIDA is not only available as a single inductor, but also in 2-in-1 designs (package sizes 1415 and 1521) for compact BTL (Bridge-Tied-Load) applications.
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06/30/2020
Chip-set enables higher performance AI
A driver, MCD4609, and a pair of MCM4609 current multiplier modules supply up to 650A continuous and 1,200A peak. Owing to their small footprint and low profile (45.7mm x 8.6mm x 3.2mm), current multipliers are placed close to the processor enabling reduced power distribution network (PDN) losses and higher pow
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06/30/2020
MOSFET Gate Driver Switch Intelligent Power Devices
The TPD7106F and TPD7107F can be used to control the conduction and shut-off of currents being supplied to automotive electronic control units (ECUs), including junction boxes and body control modules. They are also suited to use in power distribution modules and semiconductor relays. When combined with
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06/30/2020
€10.3M project for the most energy-efficient GaN power modules
CGD leads the European funded GANEXT project under the PENTA Programme, targeting the design and development on highly efficient, highly compact prototypes of next generation Gallium Nitride power modules, for low and high power applications. The GaNext Penta project is undertaken by a powerful consortium with co
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06/30/2020
Wide Selection of High-Frequency Connectors
In 174 pages, the "Coax Connectors" English language catalog presents nine product groups. The new product families of SMB and SMP connectors is the highlight. The following product families are featured in the coaxial catalog available today: SMA and Reverse Polarity SMA, MCX and MMCX, SMP and SMB Mor
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06/30/2020
SiGe rectifiers offer high efficiency and thermal stability
The rectifiers combine the high efficiency of their Schottky counterparts with the thermal stability of fast recovery diodes. Targeting automotive, communications infrastructure and server markets, the new 1-3 A SiGe rectifiers are of particular benefit in high-temperature applications like LED lighting, engine co
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06/30/2020
Compact intelligent Toshiba power device with 600V rating
With its rated power supply voltage (VBB) of 600V, the TPD4162F can be used for any applications with input signals in the range 200 to 220VAC. The new IC contains a PWM circuit, 3-phase decoder, level shifting high-side driver and low side driver with embedded IGBTs and FRDs. This allows direct drive of brushle
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06/30/2020
300W non-isolated, buck-boost DC-DC converters output 9.6V to 48V
The output voltage of these step-up and step-down converters can be adjusted from 9.6 to 48V and accept a wide range input voltage of 9 to 53V. The converters seamlessly transition from buck to boost mode operation without disruption in performance. The i7C 8A series can be used to derive additional high-power outputs
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06/30/2020
Low Dropout Regulator Offers High PSRR
The device meets the need for voltage regulation in noise-sensitive, battery-operated devices such as wearables, portables, and connected sensors. The AP7353 is available in X1-WLB0707-4 (Type A1) and X2-DFN1010-4 (Type B) packages, each measuring less than 1mm on each side. These dimensions result in a sma
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06/30/2020
Software Accelerates System Development for FPGA Designs
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced availability of the latest version of its popular software design tool for FPGAs, Lattice Radiant 2.1. The version includes support for the company’s new general-purpose Lattice Certus-NX FPGAs, the second family introduced within six months using Lattice Nexus FPGA de
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06/29/2020
High-Speed Protectors Designed for Interface Applications
Bourns, Inc., introduced its high-speed Model TBU-RSxxx-300-WH series protectors for use in RS-485 communication interface applications and AISG (Antenna Interface Standards Group) modem protection. Offering a dual-channel solution, the two models (TBU-RS055-300-WH and TBU-RS085-300-WH) in the series are capable of
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06/29/2020
Rugged and High Performance 100V Half-Bridge MOSFET Drivers
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the HIP2211 and HIP2210, a new pair of 100V half-bridge MOSFET drivers. The HIP2211 is a next-generation pin-compatible upgrade to Renesas’ popular ISL2111 bridge driver, while the new HIP2210 offers a tri-level PWM input to simplify power supply and motor drive design. Th
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06/25/2020
18V Input 1.25MHz Regulators for Noise-Sensitive Apps
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced AOZ676xDI series of high switching frequency and simple-to-use synchronous buck regulators. AOZ6762DI and AOZ6763DI are capable of delivering 2A and 3A, respectively, and up to 15W output power. The new devices offer a low on-resistance power stage and are pa
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06/17/2020
PSDwebinar Power Panel: Standing out from the Crowd
Standing out from the Crowd! A deeper look into GaN & SiC products Hosted by Power Systems Design, featuring Cree, Power Integrations, United SiC, Analog Devices, and Infineon Now wide bandgap materials are established in the marketplace and being deployed in many applications, manufacturers are looking for ways
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06/11/2020
Precision Chip Resistors for High Moisture Applications
Precision resistors with tolerances of 0.1% or tighter and TCR of 25 ppm or better have become more common due to the wide range of applications and end products requiring such resistors. However, some of these applications require circuit operation in high humidity environments. This can pose a problem for so
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06/10/2020
3 kW Transient Voltage Suppressors for Circuit Protection
To ensure critical operations, aviation and space systems rely on digital and logic functionality and circuitry in engine control units, environmental controls, instruments and actuators. Data centers, the 5G infrastructure and communication systems also rely on complex circuitry requiring protection. Each system mu
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06/09/2020
High-Voltage MLCCs Designed for Surge & Line Protection
Holy Stone’s HVC Series of high-voltage MLCCs is designed for surge & line protection, inverters, isolation, EMI, LED & lighting, and all power and telecom applications. It includes 200 vdc to 10K vdc ratings, NPO and X7R dielectrics, 0603 and 3640 sizes, and is available with flexible termination. In general, Holy St
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06/07/2020
Propelling FPGA-based Processor Design with New IP Ecosystem
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced Lattice Propel, a new software solution designed to accelerate development of unique applications based on low power, small form factor Lattice FPGAs.  The design environment will empower developers of any skill level to quickly and easily design Lattice FPGA-based ap
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06/04/2020
Low EMI, Silent Switcher, 1.2 A µModule Regulator in 4 mm × 4 mm × 1.82 mm BGA Package

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Figure 1. The LTM8074 uses Silent Switcher architecture for a complete low noise solution in a tiny package.

Crowded application boards leave little space for high performance DC-to-DC POL converters. Furthermore, electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a significant concern at high component densities, limiting the field of acceptable power solutions. The LTM8074 µModule regulator easily meets these limiting factors. It
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06/01/2020