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PSDcast -  Gridtential CEO Chris Beekuis on next-gen lead-acid batteries

Gridtential CEO Chris Beekuis

In this PSDcast Gridtential CEO Chris Beekuis talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about next-generation lead-acid battery technology and what the company is doing to add value to the space. Gridtential has a proprietary advanced lead-acid battery that replaces the metal grid in current lead-acid
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02/22/2017
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Arrow Electronics announced Arrow’s upcoming training sessions for the new Everest Evaluation Board designed specifically for Microsemi’s recently launched PolarFire mid-range field
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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

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
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
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
At embedded world 2017, we will have working demos on A2B automotive audio, advanced personal healthcare monitoring, TSN, ultralow power ARM microprocessor unit, and 24 GHz radar for automotive and industrial applications, just to name a few. Meet with our analog experts, who can answer your specific design
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02/16/2017
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
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 Würth Elektronik eiSos. Europe’s leading supplier of electronic and electromechanical components has
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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
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
Novel chip extends sensors’ battery life

Ultra-low power UB20M voltage detector chip

A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers from the University of Bristol. Dr Bernard Stark and colleagues in the Bristol Electrical Energy Management Research Group based in the Merchant Venturers School of Engineering,
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02/13/2017
ITO challenged as a transparent conductor by novel technologies

(Left): An example of the hybrid process for manufacturing metal mesh. (Right) examples of O-Film metal mesh TCFs.

The transparent conductive film (TCF) industry has witnessed upheaval in recent years. On the one hand, multiple technologies have been developed as alternatives to the incumbent solution, whilst the incumbent suppliers slashed their prices to protect their share in sluggish markets. Our report Transparent
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02/13/2017
PSDcast - Frans Scheper of Nexperia talks discretes, logic, and MOSFETs

Frans Scheper of Nexperia

In this PSDcast, Nexperia CEO Frans Scheper, formerly EVP and GM of NXP’s Standard Products Business Unit, talks to Alix Paultre from Power Systems Design about the spinoff of Nexperia from NXP. Nexperia, which will produce around 85 billion devices a year and in 2016 had revenues exceeding US$1.1B,
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02/10/2017
Given the growing demands placed on the electrical, optical and thermal functionality of LEDs, engineers are paying more and more attention to the advancement of new material properties. To this end, the FLINGO project (Functional Inorganic Layers for Next Generation Optical Devices) was established to develop
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02/09/2017
Imec, Holst Centre, and ROHM create a solution for ultra-low-power IoT radios

Sub-mW All-Digital PLL presented by IMEC and ROHM

At the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco (US), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) and ROHM today presented an all-digital phase-locked loop (ADPLL) for Internet-of-Things (IoT)
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02/08/2017
Murata to exhibit cutting-edge tech and cheerleaders at CeBIT

Murata booth at CEBIT

Murata will exhibit at CeBIT, the world’s largest trade show for IT solutions from March 20-24 2017. The event, which will take place at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany is expected to see 200,000 visitors through the doors. Booths from 3,300 companies from 70 countries will showcase business
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02/06/2017
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings). The joint venture will enable Qualcomm’s RFFE Business Unit to deliver RF front-end (RFFE) modules
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02/06/2017
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
At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Anritsu (Hall 6 Stand 6F40) will be showing a range of its test, measurement and monitoring solutions which support the development, deployment and monetization of the latest technologies paving the way for Connected living. In particular they will be focusing
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02/02/2017
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, announced it has extended its relationship with SamacSys, the world’s leading supplier of high-quality PCB schematic symbols and footprints. RS is now offering direct access to schematic symbols and footprints from SamacSys,
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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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02/01/2017
AWS Electronics achieves ISO 9001:2015 approval

AWS Electronics has successfully completed transition to the ISO 9001:2015 standard

AWS Electronics, a leading specialist electronics manufacturing solutions provider, has successfully completed transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard, demonstrating a clear ongoing commitment to best practice. ISO 9001:2015 certification proves AWS’ ability to consistently provide high quality
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02/01/2017
The use of batteries in everyday devices is getting more ubiquitous.  In many of these products, a charging connector is difficult or impossible to use. For example, some products require sealed enclosures to protect sensitive electronics from harsh environments and to enable for convenient cleaning or
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Date:
02/01/2017
Let’s continue the thought we began with at the front of the issue, as simply saying that it’s good to have a lot of product development, even if some of it is on stuff that is a little crazy, leaves a lot to be said. How does a laundry-folding robot help humanity? Will having a toothbrush that sends me
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Date:
02/01/2017

 



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