Powering Communications

August 2020
Powering Datacenters with Digital Multi-Phase Controllers

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Table 1: MPS Digital Controller vs. Traditional Analog Controllers

The explosive growth of cloud services has driven major advances in datacenters, as well as networking and telecom equipment. Innovative demands impact the servers, storage, and networking switches that process these ever-increasing amounts of data. Infrastructure equipment is being pushed to its limits in terms of
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08/31/2020
A World Without Wires
I recently decided to rearrange my living space to give me more room, but I almost put the idea on hold when I looked at the nest of wires behind my TV. I knew the job had just got a lot more time consuming and complex. Then I wondered how I’d disguise the long, ugly extension cable as it ran across the side of
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08/31/2020
Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Increase Design Flexibility
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced two new series of miniature axial aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Offered in 10 compact case sizes ranging from 6.5 mm by 18 mm to 21 mm by 38 mm, the Vishay BCcomponents 125 ALS and 126 ALX series combine operating temperatures up to +125 °C with useful life up to 10
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08/26/2020
Surface Mount Transformers Designed for PoE Applications
Signal Transformer announces the latest product innovation for Power Over Ethernet (PoE) applications, the SPoE Surface Mount Transformer Series. SPoE is a new product for equipment or devices connecting to an Ethernet or enterprise network and relies on ethernet cables to receive power and digital data signals fo
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08/25/2020
Murata MYMGK DC/DC Converters In Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., is stocking the MYMGK family of DC/DC Converters from Murata. The Murata MYMGK family is a miniature non-isolated Point-of-Load (PoL) DC-DC power converters for embedded applications. The MonoBK Series called “Mono Block” are offered in multiple sizes starting at 9.0 x 7.5 x 5.0 mm. These DC/DC
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08/20/2020
TTI Stocks Molex 2.00mm Dual-Row Wire-to-Board Connectors
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of Molex iGrid 2.00mm Dual-Row Wire-to-Board Connectors with Positive Lock, Right-Angle Headers and Gold Terminals from stock at TTI. Molex iGrid Wire-to-Board Dual-Row Connectors offer a compact design and anti-tangle internal lock for applications requiring good mating re
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08/18/2020
P-Channel MOSFET Offers Industry-Low 1.7 mΩ RDS(ON)
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the first-ever -30 V p-channel power MOSFET to offer on-resistance of 1.7 mΩ at 10 V. With its industry-low on-resistance and 6.15 mm by 5.15 mm thermally enhanced PowerPAK SO-8 single package, the Vishay Siliconix TrenchFET Gen IV SiRA99DP is purpose-built to increase po
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08/17/2020
Tantalum Polymer Capacitors for High-Voltage Applications
KEMET, a subsidiary of Yageo Corporation, continues to develop and design solutions for alternative energy, industrial/lighting, medical, defense and aerospace, and telecommunications applications with the new Tantalum Stack Polymer (TSP) O 7360-43 and the 82uF/75V rated voltage extension in Polymer Hermetically Seal
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08/06/2020
Programmable power supplies get patent for scalable connection
The issued patent protects TDK Lambda’s intellectual property regarding the method used to control and monitor paralleled power supplies connected in a scalable master-slave configuration. “This US patent recognises the years of hard work our GENESYS+ engineering teams have put into developing this unique
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08/05/2020
£1.68M UK government grant for Bizen transistor technology
The transistor process technology will be the foundation for the success of British and worldwide industries in all sectors. The grant has been made by the ‘Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge’ program, part of UKRI’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The aim of the initiative is to position the UK
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Date:
08/05/2020
Robust Connection for Power
The new connectors are available in various blade designs, orientations and dimensions and are intended for current flows up to 16 A and working voltages up to 300 V. Straight or angled contacts in various numbers are available — for the common 6.3 mm blade receptacles but also for the 2.8 mm version. Fo
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08/05/2020
New Video Shows How a Zero Flux Current Transducer Works
The transducers can be used for applications such as power analysers in EV production, medical equipment such as MRI scanners and power supplies for particle accelerators. The video explains zero flux technology, also called ‘fluxgate’ and how it works, including the use of a closed loop which balances opposi
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08/05/2020
Integrated Isolated RS485 + Isolated Power Transceivers Cut Design Time
These new parts provide low radiated emissions and enable solutions that meet EMC compliance with fewer board spins and budget overruns. The transceivers’ simplified PCB layout and small SOIC form factor pack more functionality into space constrained applications than the previous generation as well as current
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08/05/2020
3kW Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode Array Family
The MDA3KP is a 3kW diode family of more than 25 products with different screening levels, polarities and qualification standards. Microchip’s MDA3KP TVS diode array family – the only available technology offering a comprehensive voltage range tested to a high reliability standard and qualified based on the MIL-PRF-1
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08/05/2020
Performance improved and space gained
For safe use in industrial applications, Würth Elektronik has now published a circuit layout with transformers as galvanic isolation. The solution has an isolation of 1.5 kV/60 s and is therefore fully suitable for industrial applications, unlike previous circuits that use two 50 V capacitors as galvanic isolation. Wü
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08/05/2020
Ultracapacitors for IoT devices
NAWA Technologies’ NAWACap ultracapacitors are based on carbon and use a material that is abundant, recyclable and environmentally friendly. The NAWACaps can be packaged into small, flat cells and withstand extremes of temperature and the harshest environments, through deep sea to deep space. They also match i
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08/05/2020
Inexpensive and easy to assemble LIF connector
Small and flexible flat-ribbon cables are widely used in LCD screens, board-to-board connections for medical equipment, test and measurement devices, industrial applications, entertainment electronics, and the broadest conceivable range of other types of devices. In many of these applications, it’s not important
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08/05/2020
Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors work up to 150°C
This product lineup is compatible with AEC-Q200, a reliability test qualification standard for automotive passive components. We have sophisticated various types of elemental technologies nurtured by us to improve the temperature characteristics of X7R (operating temperature range: -55 to 125°C) in our  onv
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08/05/2020
Asymmetrical Output, Isolated Dc-Dc Converters
The PRQ3W-S, PQD10W-D, PQF20W-D, and PRF30W-D are 3 to 30 W, dual regulated, dc-dc converters in SIP & DIP packages. These converters additionally offer wide input ranges, robust operating temperatures, and EN 62368-1 certification. The PRQ3W-S series offers up to 3 W of continuous power, an ultra-wide 4:1 i
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08/05/2020
Renesas Expands RF Portfolio for 4G/5G Infrastructure
Renesas Electronics Corporation strengthened its robust RF Amplifiers portfolio with the new F1490 delivering much lower quiescent current (75 mA) than competitive solutions. The F1490 is a second-generation high-gain, 2-stage RF amplifier that covers the key sub-6 GHz 5G frequency bands from 1.8 GHz to 5.0 GH
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08/05/2020
SiTime Enables 5G Vision of 0 Downtime w/ 10x Reliability
SiTime Corporation announced the Cascade family of MEMS clock ICs for 5G, wireline telecom and datacenter infrastructure. This clock-system-on-a-chip (ClkSoC) family, the SiT9514x, consists of clock generators, jitter cleaners,and network synchronizersthat deliver multiple clock signals in a system. This clock fa
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08/04/2020
Analog Devices, Intel Radio Platform Addresses 5G Challenges
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced its collaboration with Intel Corporation to create a flexible radio platform that addresses 5G network design challenges and will enable customers to scale their 5G networks more quickly and economically. The new radio platform combines the advanced technology of ADI’s ra
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Date:
08/03/2020