Powering Communications

November 2020
Towards 6G Wireless Communication Networks

An overview of 6G wireless communication networks

The fifth generation (5G) wireless communication networks are being deployed worldwide from 2020 and more capabilities are in the process of being standardized, such as mass connectivity, ultra-reliability, and guaranteed low latency. However, 5G will not meet all requirements of the future in 2030 and beyond, an
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11/25/2020

Vishay's Modelithics Broadband Microwave Global Models
The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the availability of new broadband Microwave Global Models for Vishay Sfernice CH series resistors in the 02016, 0402, and 0603 case sizes. The new models are available within the Modelithics COMPLETE Library and mmWave & 5G Library. Modelithics' measuremen
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11/24/2020
A High-Performing Solution is an End-Product of Right Choices - USB-PD Solutions: Part 4 of 4

Figure 1: Simplified schematic of an asymmetric half-bridge flyback

Avoid complexity, incompatibility and shorten time-to-market! Infineon with its broad portfolio of high-performing and high-quality USB-PD solutions help engineers break through the barriers in fast charging designs at a competitive cost. The ever-increasing battery capacity and need for shorter charging time ar
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11/20/2020
Bel Magnetic Solutions Expands Vertical Mount ICM Series
Bel Magnetic Solutions expands the Vertical Mount MagJack ICM series to include 1GBASE-T, 2.5GBASE-T, 5GBASE-T and 10GBASE-T with 60W PoE options. These Vertical Mount ICMs are ideally suited for 5G cellular equipment, single-board motherboards, industrial PCs, printers, daughter cards, industrial controllers, an
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11/20/2020
Cost-Effective Non-Isolated PoL Switching Regulators
XP Power announces the introduction of the SVR surface mount and VR through-hole, non-isolated DC-DC switching regulators. With efficiencies of up to 96% and operating temperatures of -40°C to +85°C, the Point of Load (PoL) devices are ideal as replacements for low efficiency linear regulators. They operate fr
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11/19/2020
TCI Releases Sine Wave Filter with Connectivity
TCI announced the latest addition to their connectivity solutions – KMG with PQconnect Sine Wave Filters. These sine wave filters enable users to monitor and track performance using network communications. Sine wave filters convert the PWM wave form to a near sinusoidal wave form by attenuating the carrier fr
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11/16/2020
600V Super Junction MOSFETs in SMD-type TOLL Package
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced the release of a Fast Switching 600V αMOS5 Super Junction MOSFETs in SMD-type TOLL Package. αMOS5 is AOS’s latest generation of high voltage MOSFET, designed to meet the high efficiency and high-density needs for Quick Charger, Adapter, PC Power, Server, In
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11/16/2020
Würth Elektronik’s online platform REDEXPERT expanded
Würth Elektronik has heeded its customers’ suggestions from the practical area and has installed a feature that enables the direct comparison of aluminum-electrolyte and aluminum-polymer capacitors. The calculation of the ripple current has also been improved. The RedExpert online platform has now been modified
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11/13/2020
Low-inductance SiC power module and programmable gate driver kit
The transformation to electrify transportation – from trains, trams, and trolleys to buses, automobiles and EV chargers – continues at a rapid pace, as countries shift toward improved modes of transit with greater efficiency and innovative technology. Microchip has announced its AgileSwitch digital programmab
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11/13/2020
Würth Elektronik presents WE-TGF thermoconductive gap filler
The outstanding feature of the self-adhesive gap-filler material: The non-conductive barrier with a high dielectric strength has a high thermoconductivity index of 1 W/(m*K). The material easily adapts to the differing thicknesses of components on the PCB and fills the gaps between hot electronic components and me
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11/13/2020
The MAX31889 digital temperature sensor features an unmatched combination of accuracy and power consumption, replacing expensive resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) in precise temperature-sensitive applications. The MAX31825 digital temperature sensor enables up to 64 devices per bus, all parasitically powe
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11/13/2020
Durable 1.27mm pitch connectors with cable assemblies
Based on customer feedback, the company has just introduced off-the-shelf IDC cable assembly options to accompany the existing discrete connector components. These are available now direct from stock through Harwin’s global network of distributors. On each of these assemblies, a ribbon cable is fitted with female conne
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11/13/2020
Nexperia TrEOS automotive ESD protection
In common with all TrEOS components, the new parts combine extremely low capacitance ensuring high signal integrity, extremely low clamping and high robustness for modern automotive interfaces. Specific automotive applications include infotainment, multimedia and ADAS systems featuring USB 3.2, HDMI, LVDS, SerD
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11/13/2020
Compact auto-ranging DC supply with energy-recovering DC load
The PSB series are microprocessor controlled bi-directional supplies that feature two devices in one: an auto-ranging DC power supply and an electronic DC load with energy recovery. The bi-directional package replaces individual programmable sources and loads, and the regenerative load returns up to 95% of test
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11/13/2020
WE-MK high-frequency, multilayer ceramic inductors
WE-MK is available in three different sizes—0201, 0402 and 0603—as well as various inductance values from 1 nH up to 470 nH. The WE-MK inductors have very stable inductance over the entire operating temperature range from -55 to +125°C with inductance tolerances of ±5% or ±0.3 nH (depending on inductance val
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11/13/2020
RS Components stocks HARTING SPE connectivity solutions
Compliant with the newly established IEC 63171-6 industry standard, the Tw1ster connector series fully addresses the needs within modern industrial settings for more compact, lightweight cabling. Through these cutting-edge interconnect components, both data and power can be simultaneously transported, thereby reduc
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11/13/2020
TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 technology now available in TO-247 housing
The device comes in a TO-247 with 650 V break down voltage. The new TRENCHSTOP family portfolio consists of current ratings of 20 A, 30 A, 40 A, 50 A, and 75 A. It can easily be used for replacing previous technologies and for paralleling. This version of IGBT7 is especially suited to applications such as indust
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11/13/2020
Switching regulators are drop-in replacements for LMxx devices
TSR-WI devices offer high efficiencies of up to 94%, along with low standby current and excellent line/load regulation. The TSR-WI Series comprises two families of single-output switching regulator — known as TSR-0.6WI and TSR-1WI, with 0.6A and 1A maximum output current ratings, respectively — and output
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11/13/2020
RS Components adds SiC MOSFETs from ON Semiconductor
The new N-channel SiC MOSFETs support accelerated switching speeds (with rise times of as little as 10ns). Exhibiting on-resistance figures going down to 20mΩ alongside industry-leading gate charge values, they are subject to minimal power losses. Exceptionally robust, these devices can cope with ultra-high c
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11/13/2020
Lite-on delivers SMPS with 80 PLUS Titanium certificate
The trend of digitalization has accelerated. Consequently, the number of server farms has risen and with it the power demand. Driven by the phenomenon of global warming, the importance of higher energy efficiency of operations is therefore increasing. Introduced in 2004, the measurement standards defined by th
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11/13/2020
Zero cross detection ICs for home appliances
The rising demand for smart home devices and IoT applications has added communication functionality (i.e. Wi-Fi) to home appliances. As it is necessary for such devices to always be ON to maintain communication, manufacturers are required to reduce standby power consumption even more to around 0.5W. This calls
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11/13/2020
Quarter brick digital DC/DC converter delivers up to 500 W
The new converter family provides indispensable monitoring functionality and control of the feedback loop to help stabilization. The high-density BMR683 converter is introduced in the industry-standard quarter-brick format, saving valuable board space. The device has an output power up to 500 W at 28 Vout, and an in
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11/13/2020
Low profile, 3-phase 5kW AC-DC power supply
In common with the existing products in the range, the new HPT5K0-L units feature a three-phase, three-wire & earth, 180 to 528VAC input and they carry ITE/industrial and medical agency approvals. The new ‘-L’ designated units are supplied in a chassis mount package with a height of just 63mm (2.5”)
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11/13/2020
COSEL adds 300W power solution with triple isolated outputs
The RBC300F is an open-frame, configurable AC/DC power supply with triple outputs tailored for robotic controllers and factory automation. Based on a unique concept, the Cosel RBC300F series offers three configurable isolated outputs, with one having a reinforced isolation to power Intelligent Gate Bipolar Trans
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11/13/2020
100 V eGaN FET Family
The applications for these leading-edge devices include synchronous rectification, class-D audio, infotainment systems, DC-DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and lidar for autonomous cars, robotics, and drones. The EPC2218 (3.2 mΩ, 231 Apulsed) and the EPC2204 (6 mΩ, 125 Apulsed) have nearly 20% lo
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11/13/2020
Stackpole Adds 3.5W-Rated Current Sense Chip Resistor
Power supplies and power controls have a wide range of sensing requirements. For applications that require high sensing precision and high power where the element TCR is more important than low resistance values, the CSRT2512-UP offers a 3.5W rated chip resistor in a package that normally only allows for 1 or
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Date:
11/10/2020
High-Power Silicon Switches Save Bias Power

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Figure 1. Antenna switch.

Multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) transceiver architectures are widely used in the design of high power RF wireless communications systems. As a step into the 5G era, massive MIMO systems covering cellular bands are now being deployed in urban areas to meet the emerging demand for high data throughput and a
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Date:
11/02/2020
Forty Years of Know-How

Figure 1: Technology development and product family positioning of Infineon’s 12-300 V power MOSFET offering

Our world has experienced dramatic change over the past 50 years. New economic, social and technological trends have emerged significantly impacting our way of life in different ways.  Regardless of the way and degree to which the world has been changing, one thing remains: technology plays a crucial role in
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Date:
11/01/2020