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February 2017
AT&S advances PCB, module and packaging tech

11 key European actors are collaborating on the GaNonCMOS project

 For years, AT&S has worked at the forefront of process and technology development to meet the challenges of continued miniaturization and the demand for better energy efficiency. In this context, the company is involved in various research and development
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02/28/2017
Toshiba launches IoT dev kit for Bluetooth wearables

EBTZ1041-SK-A1 ‘starter kit’ supports the prototyping of highly integrated IoT wearable applications

Toshiba Electronics has announced a comprehensive development kit that provides the hardware and software needed to create wearable devices that handle multiple sensor inputs. The EBTZ1041-SK-A1 ‘starter kit’ supports the prototyping of highly integrated IoT wearable applications featuring the Toshiba TZ1000
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02/28/2017
Rosenberger's magnetic connectors serve multiple apps

Rosenberger magnetic connectors

Rosenberger has developed a product family which offers an intelligent alternative to mechanical connecting. Our magnetic connectors support all standard functions, including a high number of mating cycles and vibration resistance. They are also suitable for power and signal transmission. Furthermore, they come
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02/28/2017

TDK's PiezoHapt thin actuator touts low driving voltage

PiezoHapt actuator

TDK has expanded its portfolio of haptic components with the new ultra-thin PiezoHapt actuator featuring a very short response time of just 4 ms. PiezoHapt has a unimorph design consisting of a multilayer piezo element bonded to one side of a vibration plate. With a thickness of a mere 0.35 mm the new haptic
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02/28/2017
Anritsu Bluetooth test set upgraded to support Bluetooth 5

MT8852B Bluetooth Test Set

Anritsu announced an upgrade to the MT8852B Bluetooth Test Set to support the latest Bluetooth Core Specification version 5. The MT8852B is the market leading RF measuring instrument for design proving and production test of a wide range of products that integrate Bluetooth technology. It supports Basic Rate
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02/27/2017
Ethertronics launches complete LoRa module with active steering antenna

LoRa module for Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) connectivity

Ethertronics, a leader in ultra-high performance smart antenna system solutions, announced the industry first complete plug and play LoRa module for Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) connectivity. It delivers very long range and unmatched reliable antenna performance using Active Steering for the LoRa ecosystem
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02/27/2017
Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies are working with Vodafone to test 5G interoperability and conduct an over-the-air field trial based on 5G New Radio (NR) specifications being developed in 3GPP. The trial intends to drive the mobile ecosystem towards validation of 5G NR technologies, which will enable operators
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02/27/2017
Infineon's latest DC-DC voltage regulator serves high-density apps

IR3883 DC-DC regulator

Infineon Technologies introduced the IR3883, an easy-to-use, fully integrated and highly efficient DC-DC regulator. It aims at high density Point of Load applications where high efficiency, high reliability and good thermal behavior are required. The device is perfectly suitable for NetCom, Telecom, Servers
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02/24/2017
Igor and Ellipz to create novel PoE and LED intelligent lighting solution

The integrated technology provides a complete PoE and LED package solution

Incorporating Igor technology, Ellipz will provide an intelligent light management solution for the commercial lighting industry. The integrated technology provides a complete PoE and LED package solution to the marketplace. By combining both company’s unique technologies, the Ellipz smart lighting solution
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02/24/2017
Vicor unveils family of 20 Amp 48V buck regulators

PI3525-00-LGIZ Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator

The PI3525-00-LGIZ is the latest addition to Vicor's Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator Portfolio, adding a 48V (30-60Vin) input. The PI352x is a higher current offering to the existing PI354x portfolio enabling scalable power options for 48V Direct to point of Load (PoL) applications. The PI3525-00-LGIZ is a 5V
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02/24/2017
Lenze launches smart automation solution

p300 Panel Controller and i500 Frequency Inverter

Leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, Lenze has introduced an intelligent automation solution package combining the Lenze p300 Panel Controller and the Lenze i500 Frequency Inverter. The smart solution integrates a PLC tooling interface to reduce
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02/24/2017
Yokogawa claims most accurate transformer-test power analyzer

Yokogawa WT3000E Transformer Version

The Yokogawa WT3000E Transformer Version is presented as the most accurate precision power analyser dedicated to testing the power transformers used in the power utilities’ transmission and distribution sectors. With an accuracy of 0.5% at power factors as low as 0.01 at 100 V and 1 A, the WT3000E
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02/22/2017
Qualcomm Technologies announced two new System-on-chips (SoCs), the QCA4020 and QCA4024. Qualcomm Technologies is the first to announce a tri-mode SoC QCA4020, integrating Bluetooth Low Energy 5, Dual-band Wi-Fi, and 802.15.4-based technologies, including ZigBee and Thread, while QCA4024 integrates Bluetooth
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02/21/2017
Powerbox's COTS/MOTS supplies serve demanding applications

Defense Line of ruggedized power solutions

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced the release of its new Defense Line of ruggedized power solutions for highly demanding environments. The launch includes seven series of new
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02/21/2017
Microchip's latest PIC MCUs offer more core-independent peripherals

PIC16F15386 block diagram

The PIC16F15386 family, a powerful launching point into the 8-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio, is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. In addition to our current Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs),
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02/21/2017
STMicro's STM32 LoRaWAN discovery board now at Mouser

STM32 LoRaWAN Discovery Board

Mouser Electronics, with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is the first to stock the STM32 LoRaWAN Discovery Board from STMicroelectronics (ST). The new Discovery Kit and I-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 STM32 LoRa Arduino-compatible extension board — available to order from Mouser — provide a development
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02/20/2017
TE Connectivity's Snap-Lug power connectors handle heavy and harsh apps

Snap-Lug Quick-Disconnect Power Connectors

A new series of heavy-duty power connectors from leading manufacturer TE Connectivity is now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. Snap-Lug Quick-Disconnect Power Connectors enable fast interconnection of heavy gauge power cables to bus bars,
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02/20/2017
Panasonic's box type metalized polypropylene film caps boast low loss and excellent frequency characteristics

ECWFE series capacitors

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe is introducing a new range of small size metalized polypropylene film capacitors featuring low loss and excellent frequency characteristics for active filter circuits as well as high frequency and high current circuits. The ECWFE capacitors have been designed
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02/17/2017
DryCloud promises efficient extinguishing of Li-battery storage fires

Using especially a neutraliser and dry foam, Li-Ion batteries can be quickly extinguished

Li-ion batteries are quickly and harmlessly extinguished with DryCloud, as verified within the scope of the Bundeswirtschaftsprojekt (German Federal Economics Project). Li-ion batteries are quickly and harmlessly extinguished, with verification within the scope of the SPEISI national project for the use of stationary
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02/17/2017
STM32 proto boards from STMicro support long-range low-power IoT

B-L072Z-LRWAN1 Discovery kit and I-NUCLEO-LRWAN1

Two new ready-to-use prototype boards available from STMicroelectronics slash the cost for developers to start evaluating LoRaWAN and other Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies including WM-Bus and 6LoWPAN. The boards are based on the smallest and lowest-power LoRaWAN modules that exist on the market
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02/17/2017
Vicor introduces two new DCMs in a ChiP Package

DCM in a ChiP package

Aimed at a variety of applications, including UAV, ground vehicle, radar, transportation and industrial controls, Vicor has added a new 30V input nominal module (9 – 50V range) in a 3623 ChiP package (1.52 x 0.90 x 0.29 in). This converter has an output voltage of 15 V maximum power of 160W, achieving a power
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02/16/2017
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos presents the WE-CMB HV power line choke

WE-CMB chokes

A rated voltage three times higher than the voltage of the existing family of WE-CMB chokes – this is the outstanding feature of the current-compensated power line chokes of the WE-CMB HV series offered by Wuerth Elektronik eiSos. Europe’s leading supplier of electronic and electromechanical components has
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02/15/2017
Traco's TIB series DIN-rail supplies tout efficient circuit topology, cost/performance ratio

TIB Series DIN-Rail Power Supplies

Traco Power's TIB Series of DIN-Rail power supplies combines an efficient circuit topology with optimized cost/performance ratio for industrial environments and for electric control cabinets. The design is focused on the parameters and functions to provide highest reliability in a general range of applications. With
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02/15/2017
Intepro Systems launches Procyon integrated production test systems

Procyon integrated production test system

Intepro Systems, a leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), announced its Procyon line of integrated production test systems. At the core of each Procyon system are Intepro’s industry-leading programmable DC and AC sources and programmable electronic loads. All Procyon ATE’s
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02/15/2017
VPG Foil Resistors' Powertron PCS line touts reliability, stability

Powertron PCS Series

The VPG Foil Resistors product group of Vishay Precision Group, manufacturers of precise and stable Bulk Metal Foil resistors, announced the global market launch of the Powertron PCS Series, a high-reliability power current sensor family, offering exceptional long-term stability, reliability and performance. Design
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02/14/2017
Microsemi claims lowest-power cost-optimized FPGA product family

PolarFire FPGA

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of its new cost-optimized PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA) product family, delivering the industry’s lowest power at mid-range densities with
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02/14/2017
Microchip unveils zigbee PRO green power certified platform

Solution enables cross-functional device support and will be backward-compatible with existing zigbee certified products

The industry’s first zigbee alliance certified zigbee platform with zigbee PRO and Green Power features (formerly known as zigbee 3.0) from a semiconductor company, is now available from Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. With greater interoperability
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02/13/2017
Intersil claims smallest isolated RS-485 transceiver for industrial IoT

ISL32704E isolated RS-485 transceiver

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the industry’s smallest isolated RS-485 differential bus transceiver designed to provide 4Mbps bidirectional data transmission for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networks. The high-speed ISL32704E delivers
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02/13/2017
SMC Diode offers SMB rectifier in low-profile DO-214AA Package

SD560B SMD rectifier

SMC Diode Solutions, a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of discrete semiconductors, voltage regulators, and die and wafer devices, announced the availability a general-purpose high voltage SMD rectifier in low-profile (DO-214AA) size format. The SD560B rectifier uniquely combines a compact footprint
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02/10/2017
Exceptional quality and innovation doesn't have to be expensive. And Rohde & Schwarz proves this at embedded world in Nuremberg with its new entry-level T&M solutions. The electronics expert will also be showcasing the latest R&S RTO2000 high-performance oscilloscope up to 6 GHz. It is ideal for
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02/10/2017
AVX releases new automotive thin-film caps for signal & power

Automotive-grade Accu-P Series SMD thin film chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of SMD thin film chip capacitors especially designed to meet demanding performance specifications in automotive signal and power applications. Qualified to AEC-Q200, AVX’s new Automotive Grade
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02/09/2017
Linear's 100V no-opto flyback regulator delivers 5W in SOT-23 package

LT8303H isolated monolithic flyback regulator

Linear Technology announced the H-grade version of the LT8303, a monolithic flyback regulator with guaranteed operation for junction temperatures as high as 150°C. By sampling the isolated output voltage directly from the primary-side flyback waveform, the part requires no opto-isolator or third winding for
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02/09/2017
Bel Power Solutions launches compact, ruggedized converters

MELCHER HP Series DC-DC converter

Bel Power Solutions, a Bel group company and premier manufacturer of power management devices, announced the release of its MELCHER HP Series DC-DC converter (4TE) with an input voltage range greater than 10:1. The converters deliver up to 192 watts with typical efficiency up to 93% over input and load range
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02/08/2017
At Strategies in Light 2017 (Anaheim, February 28 – March 2, 2017), EnOcean, a leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will present self powered wireless LED control for multiple wireless protocols. At booth #107, the company will be exhibiting their extensive Dolphin portfolio, including self-powered
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02/08/2017
Navitas claims first production GaN power ICs

iDrive Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICs

Navitas Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of production qualified iDrive Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICs using the company’s proprietary AllGaN technology. The NV6131, NV6105 & NV6115 offer a high-efficiency 650V, 160mOhm power FET with increasing integration of digital and analog circuits,
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02/07/2017
TE Connectivity’s KILOVAC current-sensing high-voltage contactor offers current-trip function

KILOVAC current-sensing contactor

TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity and sensors, recently introduced the KILOVAC current-sensing (KCS03) High-Voltage contactor, featuring an integrated current sensor with current trip function. KILOVAC current-sensing contactors eliminate the need for discrete current sensors, saving weight and space
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02/07/2017
Octavo Systems’ OSD3358 SiP of BeagleBone Black wireless, now at Mouser

OSD3358 SiP device

Mouser Electronics, a product introducton leader that empowers innovation, is now stocking the OSD3358 system-in-package (SiP) from Octavo Systems. The OSD3358 SiP device makes it easier for designers to quickly create production-ready systems based on the Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara AM3358 processor with
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02/06/2017
Linear's latest PoE chip delivers 123W over 1Gbps CAT5e cable

LTC4279 single port Power over Ethernet (PoE) controller

Linear Technology introduced the LTC4279 single port Power over Ethernet (PoE) controller for power sourcing equipment (PSE), delivering up to 123W of power over CAT-5e cable for power-hungry applications. Demand for higher power delivery comes from a widespread set of applications, including LTE picocell base
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02/06/2017
With version 8.5 SP2 of CANdelaStudio, Vector presents a solution for the creation of AUTOSAR-compliant configurations of the diagnostic basic software for vehicle ECUs. It enables development teams at vehicle and ECU manufacturers to generate AUTOSAR Diagnostic Extract (DEXT) files at the press of a button. AUTOSAR
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02/06/2017
Thermal Models of GaN Systems’ devices now on the web

A steady-state thermal analysis of a 650 V GaN transistor

GaN Systems has experienced a surge in the number of customers designing and deploying power systems using their GaN transistors. Customers have recognized that GaN devices significantly improve power efficiency and power density. By using GaN transistors instead of legacy silicon components; customers are gaining
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02/03/2017
MicroPower Direct's new 1W DC/DC converter family offers 96 models

MD100x 1W DC/DC converters

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MD100x is a family of low cost, 1W DC/DC converters packaged in a miniature SIP package. Ninety six models provide a wide selection of single & dual output models with I/O isolation levels ranging from 1 kVDC to 6 kVDC. Models operate from 3.3, 5, 12,
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02/02/2017
Small tunable-white LED light engine with BLE interface serves smart lighting apps

LuxiTune2.3 tunable white light engine

Combining a compact form factor with the latest platform features, the LuxiTune2.3 tunable white light engine announced by LED Engin, Inc., a leader in high flux density LED products, targets the same track-lighting and small down-lighting applications as its Gen 2.0 products, while delivering the added performance
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02/02/2017
Qorvo claims smallest and most power-efficient family of Wi-Fi front-end modules

Qorvo Wi-Fi FEM family

Qorvo, a leading provider of innovative RF solutions to connect the world, has introduced a new family of 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Front-End Modules (FEMs) that pave the way for smaller, more energy-efficient wireless routers, gateways and other networked devices in the home. The seven new FEMs support high-bandwidth
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Date:
02/01/2017

 



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