Powering Communications

January 2023
Don’t Overlook These Keys to Optimized Converter Performance

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Figure 1: Typical Isat and Irms Ratings

­Inductors function as circuit elements by reaction to current flow in the windings. Inductors are fundamentally current-driven devices, and anyone who has designed a dc-dc converter knows power inductor datasheets are covered with Irms and Isat current ratings. Picking a power inductor is all about current ratin
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Date:
01/31/2023

Industry's First Signal Processing Board To Feature Intel's Latest Direct RF Technology

Mercury Unveils the Industry’s First Signal Processing Board To Feature Intel’s Latest Direct RF Technology

­Mercury Systems, Inc., introduced a new COTS open-architecture board that delivers the latest commercial signal processing technology for aerospace and defense applications, driving higher performance from a smaller form factor. The DRF3182 Direct RF Processing Module is the first standard product purpose-built fo
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Date:
01/23/2023
Dual-Channel Digital Isolators Cover Flexible Configurations

Dual-Channel Digital Isolators Cover Flexible Configurations

­STMicroelectronics has extended its family of dual-channel high-speed digital isolators, enhancing flexibility for designers to optimize their board layout. The new STISO620 contains two channels of the same directionality, having all digital inputs on one side of the isolation barrier and all d
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Date:
01/16/2023
Blocking Radio Waves and Electromagnetic Interference with the Flip of a Switch

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering

­Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering have developed a thin film device, fabricated by spray coating, that can block electromagnetic radiation with the flip of a switch. The breakthrough, enabled by versatile two-dimensional materials called MXenes, could adjust the performance of electronic de
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Date:
01/16/2023
Signatec Adds New Features to Its DsScope Signal Recording Software

Signatec Adds New Features to Its DsScope Signal Recording Software

­Signatec announces three significant feature additions to its DsScope Windows-based signal recording software. DsScope is a Windows-based PC oscilloscope application that requires no programming and allows the operator to: view/edit all digitizer hardware settings, display the acquired signal data for ana
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Date:
01/12/2023
Flex Power Modules' BMR473 Digital PoL Regulator now Available as SMD Horizontal-Mount Version

Flex Power Modules' BMR473 Digital PoL Regulator now Available as SMD Horizontal-Mount Version

­The BMR473 digital non-isolated PoL converter from Flex Power Modules is now available in a surface-mount format with solder bump terminations. This new mechanical version is also suitable for reverse mounting during reflow-soldering. Dimensioned just 19 x 13 x 7.5 mm, the device operates from 6 – 15 V input an
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Date:
01/12/2023
Morse Micro and AzureWave Deliver the World's Smallest Wi-Fi HaLow Module

Morse Micro and AzureWave Deliver the World's Smallest Wi-Fi HaLow Module

­Morse Micro announced a partnership with AzureWave Technologies, Inc., a worldwide leading provider of wireless connectivity and image processing solutions. Paving the way for broad implementation of Wi-Fi HaLow in Internet of Things (IoT) environments, the partnership sees AzureWave design and manufacture tw
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Date:
01/03/2023
Playing all the Angles: A High-Contrast Grating Structure for Direction-Tunable Lasing

Innovative direction-tunable laser design enables beam steerability necessary for LiDAR applications and 3D sensing.

­Lasers find applications across several fields ranging from telecommunications and remote sensing to medicine. There are many ways in which one can generate laser emission, or lasing, from a device or material. Consequently, there are many types of lasers with different principles of operation. One emerging
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Date:
01/03/2023
Using PoE as the Backbone for IPS and RTLS

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Figure 1: Transmitter and Receiver Arrangement in the AoA Method

­In response to the continued evolution of connectivity, it is now common for new or renovated office buildings and warehouses to support Power over Ethernet (PoE) at an infrastructure level. Just like Ethernet, PoE is being used to connect devices such as surveillance cameras, intelligent lighting and other
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Date:
01/01/2023
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