Powering Communications

October 2022
Microcontrollers Create an Easier Way to Add Bluetooth Low-Energy Connectivity

Microcontrollers Create an Easier Way to Add Bluetooth Low-Energy Connectivity

­Wireless connectivity has become a mandatory feature for many products but often increases the cost and complexity of system design since it generally must be added as part of the larger application. Microchip Technology Inc. is introducing its first Arm Cortex-M4F-based PIC microcontroller (MCU) family to
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Date:
10/21/2022
STMicroelectronics Accelerates Development of Innovative Connected Objects with Smart STM32 Wireless Module

Hakim Jaafar, General Manager - BLE/802.15.4 MCU, STMicroelectronics

­STMicroelectronics is helping increase industrial productivity and reduce waste and pollution with its smart wireless module. Conceived for Industry 4.0 applications, this module, the STM32WB5MMGH6, simplifies using ST’s innovative wireless microcontrollers in powerful use cases li
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Date:
10/20/2022
Omni Pro Electronics Announces HALO Release of 2.5G and 5G Ethernet Transformers

Omni Pro Electronics Announces HALO Release of 2.5G and 5G Ethernet Transformers

­Omni Pro Electronics has announced HALO Electronics’ the release of its new line of 2.5G and 5G Ethernet transformers to address the increasing data rates of enterprise networking equipment and the higher bandwidth requirements of wireless access points. The 2.5G/5G data rates are an important intermediary ste
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Date:
10/17/2022
RIGOL Introduces DSG5000 Series Multi-Channel Coherent Microwave RF Source for Frequencies Up to 20 GHz

RIGOL Introduces DSG5000 Series Multi-Channel Coherent Microwave RF Source for Frequencies Up to 20 GHz

­RIGOL Technologies announces a new RF Microwave Generator, the DSG5000 Series, that can generate up to 20GHz carriers with high signal fidelity. These new generators are available with 2, 4, 6, or 8 independent RF channels packaged in a single 2U full width mainframe. The DSG5000 Series features impressive lo
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Date:
10/12/2022
Mobile Network Data, an Efficient Method for Assessing the Spread of Epidemics

Figure 1. Risk pa (up) versus Census map (down)

­The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 forced governments around the world to take measures to prevent its spread among the population and, thus, reduce the number of fatalities as a result of the virus. A few months later, as mobility restrictions and confinements were gradually lifted, states decided to
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Date:
10/10/2022
Next-Gen NFC Chip Eases Certification of Digital Car-Key Systems

Next-Gen NFC Chip Eases Certification of Digital Car-Key Systems

­STMicroelectronics has introduced the latest generation of its automotive-qualified NFC reader ICs for Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) digital-key applications, with enhanced features that increase performance and ease product certification. The ST25R3920B is used in car-door and cente
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Date:
10/04/2022
Dual-Channel, 42 V, 2 A, Monolithic, Synchronous, Step-Down Silent Switcher 2 Device with 6.2 µA Quiescent Current

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Figure 1. Wide input range, dual-channel, 2 A step-down regulator with high efficiency and low EMI

­The LT8653S is a dual-channel, 2 A, synchronous step-down regulator with a 3 V-to-42 V input voltage range. Silent Switcher 2 technology enables the LT8653S to simultaneously operate at high frequency and high efficiency with exceptional EMI performance — meeting the demanding requirements of automotive, in
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Date:
10/01/2022
Driving Wide Bandgap Devices

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­In power electronics, semiconductor transistors with a wide bandgap, such as silicon carbide or gallium nitride, are becoming increasingly popular. Higher switching speeds promise higher efficiency and higher power densities. Two reference designs from Würth Elektronik show how an isolated 6 W auxiliary power suppl
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Date:
10/01/2022
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