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Supercapacitor ESR, Specification and Life Time

Media - Passive Components News - EE World Online organized and published "virtual roundtable" bringing together three experts in supercapacitor technology to share their experience and practical insights into supercapacitors: Chad Hall (CH), Co-Founder / Sr....
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:38:57 - #avx #ipe

China IC sector to thrive on 5G, AIoT, EV applications

Media - DIGITIMES - The year 2020 may become the watershed in the evolution of global supply chains with regionalization and demassification in high gear posing major changes to the world, and the semiconductor sector will play a pivotal role in the process,...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:38:56 - #semiconductor

Silicon Catalyst admits new companies to semiconductor incubator

Media - New Electronics - Silicon Catalyst, the world's only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, has announced the admission of four new companies into the semiconductor industry's program.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:13:05 - #semiconductor

Accelerate your electric mask design

Electronics - TI - Motor Drive + Control - Wearing an electric mask, also known as an E-mask or digital mask, can increase your comfort level compared to disposable or N95 masks. An electric mask is similar to a central ventilation system: a fan inside the mask allows...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:42:08 - #ti #semiconductor

Xilinx Welcomes Hasmukh Ranjan as Chief Information Officer

Electronics - Xilinx Xclusive - We are delighted to announce that Hasmukh Ranjan has joined Xilinx as Chief Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, Hasmukh will lead Xilinx's world-class information technology group, and drive our internal IT strategy, systems, and processes...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:42:07 - #xilinx #semiconductor

Samtec Broadens SI Evaluation Kit Portfolio

Electronics - Samtec Blog - "The customer is always right!"

Anyone in customer service knows that motto. Pioneering businessmen Cesar Ritz, Marshall Field, Harry Gordon Selfridge and others championed similar mantras throughout their careers.
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:42:04 - #pcb #datacenter #samtec #ipe

STMicroelectronics Extends Digital-Power Choices in 600W-6kW Range

Electronics - STMicroelectronics News - STMicroelectronics is extending its range of digital power-supply controllers with the STNRGPF02 for two-channel interleaved boost-PFC topologies. Customers can easily configure the device using eDesignSuite software that also...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:42:03 - #st #refdesign #microcontroller #datacenter #semiconductor

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 Platforms Enable New and Enhanced User Experiences to Fuel Accelerated Wearables Growth

Electronics - Qualcomm - Bringing Super-Fast Performance + Connectivity, Smarter Co-Processor, and Ultra-Lower Power Platform to Customers Globally

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today unveiled the new Qualcomm(r)...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:42:02 - #qualcomm #android #iot #wearables #power #ai #smartphone #wear-os #semiconductor

Puristic Metal Line switch with 24 mm diameter

Electronics - Schurter Products - SCHURTER has extended its successful MSM Metal Line series with a puristic 24 mm stainless steel switch.
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:42:01 - #schurter #ipe

Low Voltage Automotive Buck Converter from Diodes Incorporated with Programmable PFM/PWM for Enhanced Efficiency

Electronics - Diodes Inc - Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD) today announced the AP61100Q, a 5.5V, 1A continuous output current, automotive-compliant, synchronous buck converter for point of load (POL) applications. With a fully integrated 110mohm high-side power...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:42:00 - #diodesinc #mosfet #power #semiconductor

Epson Develops 32-Bit Microcontroller with Dedicated Hardware which Can Play Sound on either a Speaker or Buzzer

Electronics - Epson - Seiko Epson Corporation has developed and begun shipping samples of the S1C31D51 a 32-bit ARM(R) Cortex(R) -M0+ microcontroller with dedicated hardware which can play sound on either a speaker or buzzer.
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:59 - #microcontroller #semiconductor

01005 inch Size Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor with a Capacitance Value of 1.0μF, another world's first from Murata

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Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:58 - #murata #capacitor #ipe

Connecting to Azure IoT using the DICE security standard with SimpleLink(tm) Wi-Fi(r)

Electronics - TI - ConnecTIng Wirelessly - Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as sensor nodes are often cost-sensitive and commonly utilize resource-constrained wireless microcontrollers (MCUs). These resource constraints, including limited on-chip memory and security...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:57 - #ti #microsoft #microcontroller #iot #openssl #cybersecurity #cloud #azure #semiconductor

New buck-boost battery chargers deliver 50% greater power density and three times faster charging for USB Type-C(tm), USB PD and wireless dual-input charging

Electronics - Texas Instruments Newsroom - Engineers can extend battery life by at least five times with the industry&aposs smallest integrated, high-efficiency chargers from TI
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:56 - #ti #semiconductor

Personalizing human body temperature with wearable temperature sensors

Electronics - TI - Analog Wire - Of the four vital signs, temperature is most consistent from person to person and across time. We've all been taught that a normal body temperature is 37C / 98.6F. While most people are aware that this is an average, the assumption...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:55 - #ti #pcb #refdesign #microcontroller #wearables #smartphone #semiconductor

A class of its own: Advanced H2S protection of IGBT modules enhances lifetime

Electronics - Infineon - Ruggedness determines the longevity and thus the reliability of modules for applications used in harsh environments. In particular the exposure to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has a critical impact on the lifetime...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:54 - #infineon #igbt #power #eewire

Maximize power density with buck-boost charging and USB Type C(tm) Power Delivery

Electronics - TI - Power House - The buck-boost charger has become increasingly popular in recent years given its ability to charge a battery from nearly any input source, regardless of whether the input voltage is higher or lower than the battery voltage.
One critical...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:53 - #ti #semiconductor

Abracon, LLC Expands Franchise Agreement with Edge Electronics, Inc.

Electronics - Abracon News - Edge Electronics will now globally support all brands in the corporate family: Abracon, Ecliptek, ILSI, MMD and Oscilent. Edge is a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) that prides itself on being an invaluable supply-chain partner...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:52 - #ecliptek #abracon #ipe

High-Performance Digital Connectors For Analog

Electronics - Samtec Blog - Samtec continues to grow its line of signal integrity connectors and cable systems, many rated at 28, 56 and 112 Gbps.

These high-performance interconnects, typically used in digital applications, are finding new homes in the analog...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:51 - #samtec #ipe

Universal and fast charging - a future trend for battery-powered applications

Electronics - TI - Power House - Today's "always-on" consumer wants to charge their portable electronics wherever they are. For example, it's common to see travelers charging their cellphones, laptops and headphones while waiting to board a flight or hop on a train....
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:50 - #ti #powersupply #semiconductor

RIKEN to operate Fugaku for COVID-19 research ahead of schedule

Electronics - Molex Blog - Since 2014, RIKEN, a comprehensive natural science institute in Japan, has been working jointly with Fujitsu, a Japanese company that is one of the largest IT service providers in the world, to design and build the supercomputer Fugaku. When...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:49 - #molex #ai #coronavirus #ipe

Samtec Rides the Virtual Event Wave

Electronics - Samtec Blog - Virtual. In a word, that sums up many of our everyday experiences. Gradually, virtual events were popping up. In the tech industry, virtual conferences and trade shows are the "New Normal."

One advantage of virtual, or digital, events...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:48 - #samtec #ai #ipe

New sensing and balancing IC for battery management systems in electric cars

Electronics - Infineon - Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is expanding its product offering for battery management systems with a new sensing and balancing IC, the TLE9012AQU. The device is especially designed for...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:41:47 - #infineon #eewire

Rechargeable Batteries: CeraCharge(tm) now available in a small packing unit

Electronics - EPCOS - TDK Corporation presents a new packing unit for CeraCharge(tm), the world's first SMD technology solid-state rechargeable battery, in the compact size EIA 1812 (4.4 x 3.0 x 1.1 mm3). The packing unit (B73180A0101M199) includes 10 blister-packed...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:27 - #tdk #ipe

Using Ionization can Help Control ESD

Electronics - Samtec Blog - In a previous blog, I wrote about Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), and why it needs to be controlled in an electronic system. Since connectors are passive devices, there really isn't much that can be affected by ESD on the connector system;...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:26 - #samtec #ipe

A touch of magic

Electronics - Schurter Products - We have known and used mechanical switches and push buttons since childhood. A clear pressure point, a saturated clicking sound when actuated. We are used to this. But there are other ways, almost magical: A gentle touch is enough...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:24 - #schurter #ipe

ebm-papst speeding up digitalization

Electronics - ebm-papst - - Development of start-up 'ebm-papst neo'
- Sales remained stable on last year's level
- Internationalization strategy "local for local" counteracting Covid-19 crisis
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:23 - #ebm-papst #coronavirus #ipe

Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA to Build Software-Defined Computing Architecture for Automated Driving Across Future Fleet

Electronics - NVIDIA Newsroom - Mercedes-Benz, one of the largest manufacturers of premium passenger cars, and NVIDIA, the global leader in accelerated computing, plan to enter into a cooperation to create a revolutionary in-vehicle computing system and AI computing...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:21 - #nvidia #ai #semiconductor

5 questions to ask when designing with rechargeable batteries for personal care products

Electronics - TI - Power House - Beauty and personal care products have traditionally been designed with a traditional AC power supply. Therefore, every time consumers use such products, they need to be close to the wall, and any movement and power is restrained by...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:20 - #ti #pcb #powersupply #smartphone #semiconductor

Sharpening Our Research Focus for the Needs of a Post-Pandemic World

Electronics - Intel - By Rich Uhlig - We're at a significant inflection point in human history with a global pandemic dramatically reshaping how we work, connect and engage with each other. It's not an exaggeration to say that this moment will have long-lasting and far-reaching...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:19 - #ai #coronavirus #semiconductor

Texas Instruments recognizes 17 suppliers for excellence

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Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:18 - #ti #semiconductor

Microchip Releases Major Update to BlueSky(tm) GNSS Firewall Software to Strengthen Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Protection

Electronics - Microchip - Product - Microchip Releases Major Update to BlueSky(tm) GNSS Firewall Software to Strengthen Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Protection
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:17 - #firewall #eewire

Understanding the Rewards - and Risks - of PoE

Electronics - Molex Blog - Power over Ethernet or PoE, is a network feature that allows electrical power to travel through an existing data connection with an Ethernet cable, delivering DC power to Powered and IP-enabled devices. Providing a convenient and cost-effective...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:16 - #molex #powersupply #ipe

Connected Medical Devices Have a Key Role to Play in an Era of Pandemics. Here's How.

Electronics - Altair Semi - Igor Tovberg - Director, Product Marketing
Technology has a history of helping to track and treat viruses. And, with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, people are rightly asking themselves how new technologies...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:15 - #billgates #bigdata #iot #wearables #ai #smartphone #coronavirus #semiconductor

NTC thermistors: Robust temperature sensor for E-mobility

Electronics - EPCOS - TDK Corporation presents the new B58703M1103A* temperature sensor − specially developed for demanding E-mobility applications, which call for high long-term stability. The NTC sensor is designed for a temperature range of -40C to +150C,...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:14 - #tdk #ipe

Dialog Semiconductor Announces Completion of CFIUS Review for Acquisition of Adesto Technologies

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Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:13 - #dialogsemi #acquisition #semiconductor

Infineon shows responsibility in the face of Covid-19

Electronics - Infineon - Since the beginning of the outbreak, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and its regional entities have initiated or joined 22 initiatives totaling around 570,000 to mitigate consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:12 - #infineon #coronavirus #semiconductor

STMicroelectronics Extends USB Fast Charging over USB-C(r) to Embedded Applications with USB-IF-Certified Development Board

Globe Newswire - Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics Extends USB Fast Charging over USB-C(r)to Embedded Applications with USB-IF-Certified Development Board
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:09 - #st #semiconductor

Microchip Delivers the Smallest Automotive maXTouch(r) Controllers for Smart Surfaces and Multi-function Displays

Globe Newswire - Technology - New touch controller family offers multi-finger thick glove and weather-proof operation in a turn-key solution for easy integration New touch controller family offers multi-finger thick glove and weather-proof operation in a turn-key solution...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:14:08 - #semiconductor

Next Generation Configurable Matrix LED Driver Family

Globe Newswire - Semiconductors - IS31FL374x Family drives Large LED Arrays with Noise Reduction Technology IS31FL374x Family drives Large LED Arrays with Noise Reduction Technology
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:13:55 - #semiconductor

Semtech to Participate in Virtual Meeting with B. Riley FBR, Inc.

Business Wire - Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced its plan to participate in a virtual meeting hosted by B. Riley FBR, Inc. Mohan Maheswaran, President...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:13:54 - #semiconductor

Covid Seen Driving the Security Sector

Aspencore - EETimes - Contactless technologies like biometrics, along with remote access and authentication frameworks, are expected to drive the global security industry as the world emerges from the pandemic.
The need for continued social distancing to limit the...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:39:09 - #coronavirus #eewire

Silicon Labs to Buy Redpine's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and MCU Operations

Aspencore - EETimes Europe - Silicon Labs is acquiring Redpine Signals' Wi-Fi and Bluetooth assets, its development center of about 200 people in India, and its extensive patent portfolio for US$308 million in cash. With the acquisition, announced in March, Silicon...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:39:07 - #siliconlabs #iot #acquisition #semiconductor

Survey Shows AI Helps Remote Workers Overcome Technical Hurdles

Aspencore - IoT Times - The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic turned businesses on its head, shutting many down completely and forcing others to scramble to create home-office working environments. The rapid movement to equip employees to work remotely may have saved many...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:39:06 - #iot #ai #coronavirus #eewire

Optimizing Power Inductors for Automotive Applications

Aspencore - Power Electronics - Metal Composite technology takes inductor performance to the next level to address vehicle system electrification miniaturization demands

Automotive-qualified inductors leverage metal-composite core technology can offer designers...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:39:05 - #kemet #powersupply #eewire

Power Integrations: space-saving buck/flyback switcher ICs certified for automotive use

Aspencore - Power Electronics - Power Integrations announced an AEC-Q100-qualified version of its LinkSwitch-TN2 switcher IC for buck or non-isolated flyback applications. Featuring an integrated 750 V MOSFET, the new automotive-qualified LinkSwitch-TN2 IC provides...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:39:04 - #pcb #mosfet #power #powersupply #eewire

Let Bolaji Be Bolaji

Aspencore - EETimes - Bolaji Ojo, our fearless group publisher at AspenCore Media (of which EE Times is part), has decided to resign. I won't lie. I am profoundly sad to see him go.
He has been a great boss from whom I've learned a ton. He is a straight shooter,...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:39:03 - #aspencore #eewire

Battery EVs: Not If, But When and How Fast (Part 2)

Aspencore - EETimes - Market forces behind battery EVs (BEV) and internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV) are rapidly changing. This is the second in a two-part examination of the market battle between BEV and ICEV. Part 1 discussed the big picture on how the two...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:39:02 - #eewire

Air Spacers and Stacked GAA Nanosheets Drive Performance

Aspencore - EETimes - A popular topic at technical conferences is around new architectures to address new high-performance compute needs. Pushing transistors to even smaller and smaller technologies to follow Moore's Law just won't be possible at some point, the...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:39:01 - #ibm #eewire

Buck-Boost Devices Extend Battery Life

Aspencore - EETimes - Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced new buck-boost battery charger integrated circuits that integrate proper power management, offering maximum power density and universal and fast charging up to 97% efficiency.
The new BQ25790 and BQ25792...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:39:00 - #ti #power #smartphone #semiconductor