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September 2016
IDTechEx Research has been closely following the ITO alternative market for the past five years. It forecasts that ITO alternative solutions will reach more than $250m by 2026. There is renewed interest here globally on conductive ink-based metal mesh films, as technology and application developments are making
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09/29/2016
Toshiba launches low-input current drive, rail-to-rail output gate-drive photocouplers

Low-input current drive, rail-to-rail output, gate-drive photocouplers

Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced a series of low-input current drive, rail-to-rail output, gate-drive photocouplers. With a threshold input current of 2mA (max), half the 4mA (max) of Toshiba’s existing products[1], the new photocouplers allow bufferless direct drive of low- to medium-power IGBTs
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09/23/2016
Vishay's 4-Line ESD protection diode boasts small size

4-line ESD protection array

Vishay Intertechnology released a new 4-line ESD protection array for portable electronics in the ultra-compact chip-level CLP1007-5L package. Offering an extreme size reduction over previous-generation components without sacrificing performance, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS54FD-SD1 offers low capacitance
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09/23/2016

Wind River announcd  the availability of VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) client for the IBM Watson IoT platform.This is part of the IBM/Wind River collaboration to advance IoT deployments for industrial customers with new “edge-to-cloud” recipes designed to simplify and accelerate the development
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09/20/2016
Fairchild launches SuperFET III MOSFET family

SuperFET III MOSFETs

Fairchild Semiconductor, now part of ON Semiconductor, introduced its SuperFET III family of 650V N-channel MOSFETs, the company’s new generation of MOSFETs that meet the higher power density, system efficiency and exceptional reliability requirements of the latest telecom, server, electric vehicle (EV) charger
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09/20/2016
Digital LED driver ICs from Infineon offer flicker-free control and low stand-by power

XDPL8220 LED driver

The XDPL8220 from Infineon Technologies extends their product portfolio of digital and configurable LED driver ICs. The IC enables the lighting industry to realize essential features for smart lighting and increases the benefits for both, end user and manufacturers. The primary side control of this device saves
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09/16/2016
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors in more compact designs for snap-in use

B43640* and B43644* series aluminum electrolytic capacitors

TDK presents more compact versions within the B43640* and B43644* series of aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a snap-in design for rated voltages of 400 V and 450 V. In comparison with the previous versions they are up to 15 percent more compact. All types are suitable for a maximum operating temperature
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09/16/2016
Imec scientist awarded ERC starting grant to develop advanced flexible electronics

Kris Myny

Leading nanoelectronics research center imec announces that Kris Myny, one of its young scientists, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. The grant of 1.5 million euros is earmarked to open up new research horizons in the field of thin-film transistor technology. This will allow a leap forward compared to
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09/16/2016
ON Semi to demo breadth of solutions at Electronica 2016

Visitors to the over 400 square metre booth will see the company’s latest products and innovations

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, will focus on four key market segments at this year’s Electronica in Munich. Visitors to the over 400 square metre booth will see the company’s latest products and innovations for automotive, the Internet of Things (IoT), motor control and wearable
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09/15/2016
Ultra-high speed electric machines highlighted at CWIEME

Technology progress in high speed motor design has led to ever-increasing rotating speeds for electric machines

Gerald Masson, engineer at Moving Magnet Technologies, will assess the latest in design, applications—and challenges—for high speed motors at North America’s largest coil winding, electric motor and transformer event in October in Chicago. Technology progress in high speed motor design has led
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09/14/2016
Toshiba’s “Easy Prototyping†solution aids custom SoC development

Toshiba's vs. legacy tech

Toshiba Corporation announced the immediate availability of “Easy Prototyping”, a solution that allows reuse of the design assets required to develop large scale custom SoC with FPGA prototyping. Adoption of the solution dramatically shortens the development time from FPGA prototyping to custom SoC development.
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09/13/2016
KOA Speer adds resistance values to TLR2B/2BW metal-plate chip current-sense resistor family

TLR2B/2BW metal plate chip current sense resistors

KOA Speer Electronics expands the resistance values of the 1206 size TLR2B/2BW metal plate chip current sense resistors, available now in 1mΩ and 1.5mΩ. The power rating for the 1206 chip size TLR2B is 0.5Watt and TLR2BW is 1Watt. These resistors feature a metal alloy to provide superior corrosion and heat
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09/12/2016
CUI's rugged 1x1-in. isolated DC-DC converters offer high effficiency in an encapsulated package

The PDQ10‑D, PDQ15‑D and PDQ30‑D

CUI added to its line-up of isolated dc‑dc converters with the introduction of three new encapsulated models ranging from 10 W to 30 W. The PDQ10‑D, PDQ15‑D and PDQ30‑D output 10 W, 15 W and 30 W of power respectively in an industry standard 1” x 1” package, making them ideal replacements for larger
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09/08/2016
Compact automotive-grade TVS diodes from Littelfuse now at Rutronik

TPSMF4L TVS diodes

Distributor Rutronik presents Littelfuse’s new TPSMF4L series of Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes. They are specifically designed to protect sensitive automotive electronic equipment and portable devices from voltage transients induced by load dump and other transient voltage events.
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09/08/2016
50A to 300A, Scalable ÂμModule Regulator Needs 60% Less Capacitance to Power Sub-28nm GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs & Processors

µModule® Regulator with Precision DC & Transient Voltage Accuracy for Advanced Digital Devices

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4650-1A and LTM4650-1B, dual 25A or single 50A µModule® (power module) regulators scalable to deliver 300A to high power, low voltage sub-28nm
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09/08/2016
PSDcast - Michele Grieshaber of Silicon Labs on the state of the embedded electronics industry

Michele Grieshaber of Silicon Labs

In this PSDcast Michele Grieshaber, Chief Marketing Officer of Silicon Labs, talks to Alix Paultre about the situation electronic design engineers find themselves in today. There are so many pressures and demands on the designer to create devices and products that are not only state of the art in power management,
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09/06/2016
Here we’ll show how Spice can be used to provide proximity loss results for magnetics windings. Proximity loss equations are solved for a set of frequencies, and a simulation circuit is generated which predicts the proper AC losses regardless of the current waveform. Inductor winding AC
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09/05/2016
It should come as no surprise to anyone that a the continuing adoption of Digital Power System Management (DPSM) within the communications and computer industries continues to  be driven, in large part, to the high current levels demanded by the sub-20nm ASICs and/or FPGAs that are at the core of their
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09/05/2016
In response to Google’s Little Box Challenge (LBC), our Virginia Tech team, the Future Energy Electronics Center (FEEC), decided to design a power inverter. As shown below, our design significantly surpassed the LBC specifications. Our final design exhibited a power density of 61.2 W/in3,
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09/05/2016
Industrial automation systems are undergoing a revolution to reduce latency and down time. This directly translates to increased profits for factory operators and machine builders.  Dubbed Industry 4.0, this effort will add more intelligence across the factory floor from HMI panels and controllers to communication
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09/05/2016
Smaller, smarter, and more powerful are market trends for low-power switched-mode power supply (SMPS) applications. Smaller requires the SMPS to have a more compact form factor – and, thus higher power density. Smarter requires intelligent system-to-system/system-to-human communication to ensure the systems
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09/05/2016
Measuring the resistance of something is a great deal more complicated if that resistance is very small. With bigger resistances, measurements can be as simple as connecting two leads between a digital multi-meter (DMM) and the device under test (DUT) and reading the number. With small resistances, the multitude
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09/03/2016
Thermal behavior is important to determining the lifetime performance of electronic system design and the power supply is a critical element in determining that behavior. Heat has a number of effects on a system. The most problematic at a system level is one of long-term reliability. High operating temperatures
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09/03/2016
In the last few years GaN based devices, both discrete FET’s and MMIC’s, have been released and widely used in high power microwave amplifier systems.  These devices, available from several foundry sources, are typically fabricated on 100mm SiC wafers.  GaN on Si processes are also under consideration,
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09/03/2016
This software, in combination with Rigol oscilloscopes (series DS/MSO2000A, DS/MSO4000 or DS6000) allows customers to set up small test systems, which represent a reasonably priced alternative for measuring switching power supply parameters during the development phase. Switching power supplies are
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09/03/2016
The implementation of the “Smart Grid” is accelerating rapidly.  Once just a vision in eyes of power engineers and utilities, the Smart Grid is swiftly taking shape.  A major driver in realizing a truly smart electrical grid is the adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs).  Grid-connected
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09/03/2016
In the last part of this series, we saw that only one of the modulator gains found in the literature can be confirmed with measurements. Furthermore, it is shown that the discrepancies in all the models are easily resolved by proper sampling of the system. Different current-mode modulator
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09/03/2016

 



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