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August 10, 2020

TRUMPower: 150W multiple output AC/DC power supplies comply with IEC 62368-1

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower has upgraded its TW150 series of dual, triple, and quad output AC/DC switching power supplies to comply with the new IEC 62368-1 hazard-based, performance-oriented standards, which will be replacing...

August 10, 2020 03:19 PM

Building a Serverless IoT Backend Integration

Enterprise -- Architects Zone - Having a lightweight protocol which delivers messages over low bandwidth or unreliable networks is the foundation for a system that can facilitate the transports of data in near real time.

MQTT is one such protocol which designed to...

August 10, 2020 02:27 AM

Power Supply Design Note: Simulating a TRIAC

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - In this tutorial, we will see a simulation involving TRIACs. The main electronic software used is LTspice. It is a high-performance SPICE simulation software, schematic capture, and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for...

August 10, 2020 01:01 AM

One on One with RISC-V CTO Mark Himelstein

Aspencore -- EETimes - Mark Himelstein - This week, the RISC-V community member organization, RISC-V International, announced the appointment of 16 board members to the new legal entity headquartered in Switzerland, as it transitions away from the old RISC-V Foundation...

August 10, 2020 01:00 AM

Startup Claims Low-power IoT Geolocation Without a Positioning Chipset

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Smartphone and in-vehicle navigation systems have some drawbacks. Localization accuracy in critical indoor and dense urban environments is often insufficient, and smartphone batteries drain faster. These challenges multiply when faced...

August 10, 2020 01:00 AM

Power Supply Design Note: Spice Models for Linear Regulators

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - In this tutorial, we will see a simulation of a Power Supply with macromodels 78xx. The main electronic software used is LTspice (for power supply applications). It is a high-performance SPICE simulation software, schematic capture,...

August 10, 2020 12:51 AM

Maintaining satellite-electronics production using remote testing

Aspencore -- EDN - During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff lockdowns and social distancing disrupted global satellite production, much of it intended for export around the world. Skilled staff were furloughed or laid-off, crippling the wellbeing and livelihoods of families...

August 10, 2020 12:50 AM

SiC MOSFETs for the Next Generation of EVs

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - In their efforts to maximize energy efficiency in electric and hybrid vehicles, designers are focusing on devices in compact packaging and on assembly of high-thermal-reliability, low-switching-loss power electronics modules. Design parameters...

August 10, 2020 12:50 AM

Power-stingy MCU boosts reliability in industrial and IoT applications

Aspencore -- EDN - Maxim's MAX32670 Arm Cortex-M4F MCU protects all of its embedded SRAM and flash memory with error-correcting code (ECC) to prevent bit flips and improve reliability in industrial and IoT applications. With ECC, single-bit errors are detected and...

August 10, 2020 12:50 AM

An Interview with Andy Henson, VP Engineering @ Humm

Electronics -- SnapEDA - Have you ever wanted to boost your thinking for greater productivity and alertness? Humm is a hardware device that uses deep brain stimulation with the aim of improving working memory. Their goal? To help people learn things faster - whether...

August 10, 2020 12:03 AM

August 09, 2020

Podcast: Yes, We GaN: Gallium Nitride and Its Role in Power ICs

Electronics -- EPC - In this inaugural episode, guests are Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion Corp., and Dinesh Ramanathan, co-CEO of NexGen Power Systems. EPC and NexGen both have expertise with gallium ...

August 09, 2020 11:52 PM

August 05, 2020

The importance of jitter analysis

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Granted, jitter analysis might not be a primary topic to cover in the world of IoT, but it is an area of study to be familiar with, especially as it relates to ensuring quality test and measurement connectivity. That's what makes this paper...

August 05, 2020 04:57 PM

Flyback PWM Controllers with Integrated Active Clamp Circuits

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - In recent electronic devices, the demand for energy savings has become increasingly difficult to meet, due to very stringent requirements such as high efficiency, low power dissipation and reduced footprint. With regard to AC/DC converters,...

August 05, 2020 04:56 PM

GaN Systems: 65W quasi-resonant charger reference design

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - GaN Systems announced a new reference design for a high-power density 65W QR (quasi-resonant) charger targeted for the consumer electronics market, including mobile phone and laptop computer applications. The reference design comprises...

August 05, 2020 04:56 PM

August 04, 2020

Part 1: Technology trends to keep an eye on-Connectivity

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Successful enterprises need to be aware of the profound changes technology is continually bringing upon us. Their leaders and engineers need to work together with customers, technology providers, freelancers, and other stakeholders to build...

August 04, 2020 06:18 PM

MEMS speaker is implemented entirely in silicon

Aspencore -- EDN - Montara, a monolithic true MEMS speaker from xMEMS Labs, delivers high-fidelity, full-bandwidth sound with low total harmonic distortion (THD) for in-ear personal audio devices, such as wireless ear buds. Further, the IP57-rated Montara is dust-resistant...

August 04, 2020 06:18 PM

Distortion Correction Algorithms Adapt Video in Real-Time

Aspencore -- EETimes - Imaging technology company Immervision said it is now able to offer real-time video distortion correction software algorithms to remove stretched bodies, change lines, objects and face proportions and adjust scenes in real-time on images and...

August 04, 2020 06:17 PM

Greater connectedness in remote areas: A Ka-band transceiver for satellite communications

Life -- EurekAlert - Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Socionext Inc. have developed a novel transceiver for enabling seamless communication between earth ground platforms and satellites in the low, middle, and geostationary earth orbits. Among...

August 04, 2020 06:05 PM

Novel magnetic stirrer speaks to lab equipment

Life -- EurekAlert - A small device, called "Smart Stirrer", performed a function of a conventional laboratory stir bar, has an integrated microprocessor and various sensors capable of wireless and autonomous report the conversion of properties of a solution....

August 04, 2020 04:29 PM

August 03, 2020

Analog Devices acquires HDMI Business from INVECAS, expanding audiovisual capabilities

Media -- ELE Times - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced that it has acquired the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) business of INVECAS, a Santa Clara based company specializing in embedded software and system level solutions. This addition will provide...

August 03, 2020 05:46 PM

The Race To Parts Per Quadrillion

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Requirements for purity of the materials used in semiconductor manufacturing are being pushed to unprecedented - and increasingly unprovable - levels as demand for reliability in chips over increasingly longer lifetimes continues...

August 03, 2020 03:25 PM

August 02, 2020

Power Supply Design Notes: Monolithic Linear Voltage Regulators

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Monolithic, or integrated, linear voltage regulators allow you to create a stabilized power supply using just a few components, with significant time and space savings. In addition, many devices available on the market today integrate...

August 02, 2020 11:11 PM

The Growing Importance of Innovative MEMS Microphones

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Microphone technology is becoming increasingly important as audio applications and features proliferate. Different factors have to be considered for a variety of applications, ranging from audio quality to water and dust robustness to...

August 02, 2020 11:10 PM

Assess voltage ripple and noise with power rail probes

Aspencore -- EDN - As supply voltages get lower it becomes more of a challenge to accurately measure power supply ripple, or "noise," on the power bus. Complicating factors include faster-switching power converters, higher bandwidth requirements for today's circuits,...

August 02, 2020 11:03 PM

Wireless Power Transfer Replaces IIoT Sensor Network Cables

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Setting up an industrial IoT (IIoT) sensor network has costs attached, and more than 60% of the costs are related to cabling and installation. While wireless data transfer can help to eliminate some cabling, even more could be avoided...

August 02, 2020 11:02 PM

Learn how to optimize embedded security so that you can survive the IoT Wave

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Sequitur Labs has just published the following details around what sounds like an interesting webinar they plan to host on August 24:

IoT Device Security is simply not optional anymore, but it's a large undertaking for any development team....

August 02, 2020 11:02 PM

Power module for mid-power electric vehicle traction inverters

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Infineon Technologies AG introduces a new IGBT power module tailored to the needs of electric vehicle traction inverters in the 80 kW to 100 kW power class: the HybridPACK DC6i. This six pack module is optimized to deliver an excellent...

August 02, 2020 11:01 PM

Connected Cars: Let Me Count the Ways

Aspencore -- EETimes - Connected CarHard to believe it is over 20 years since the first connected cars appeared in the United States. General Motors is considered the pioneer when it introduced its first telematics system in late 1996. Ford was also in the game, but...

August 02, 2020 11:01 PM

NTC sensor boasts long-term stability

Aspencore -- EDN - An NTC thermistor from TDK, the B58703M1103A, brings temperature monitoring with long-term stability to e-mobility applications, such as busbars, battery modules, and connector systems. The device has a temperature measurement range of -40C to...

August 02, 2020 11:00 PM

FET drivers combine high speed and high voltage

Aspencore -- EDN - Two 100-V half-bridge NMOS FET drivers from Renesas feature 3-A source and 4-A sink gate drivers with 15-ns typical propagation delay and 2-ns typical delay matching. The HIP2211 and HIP2210 work reliably under difficult operating conditions, with...

August 02, 2020 11:00 PM

Computational Storage is Bringing Processing Closer to the Data

Electronics -- ARM IoT - We are generating, storing, and processing more and more data. Find out in this blog how computational storage generates insights and value from that data.

August 02, 2020 10:32 PM

Six key questions when designing for USB protocol interfaces

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - Designing a system that uses high-speed signals for data transmission can be difficult, especially when there are so many available communication protocols. While many are ideal for high-speed signals, one in particular continues to...

August 02, 2020 10:31 PM

July 30, 2020

Managed medical device cloud accelerates remote patient care

Electronics -- ARM IoT - In this blog, read about the Managed Medical Device Cloud (MMDC) and the L2S2 system in accelerating remote patient care.(read more)

July 30, 2020 06:13 PM

With 5G Rollout Lagging, Research Looks Ahead to 6G

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Amid a 5G rollout that has faced its fair share of challenges, it might seem somewhat premature to start looking ahead at 6G, the next generation of mobile communications. But 6G development is happening now, and it's being pursued in...

July 30, 2020 06:04 PM

Board of Directors Approves Revisions to the IEEE Code of Ethics

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - THE INSTITUTE The IEEE Board of Directors at its 28-29 June meeting approved a set of revisions to the IEEE Code of Ethics.

The IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Professional...

July 30, 2020 06:04 PM

Using DC/DCs buck converters to power modern safety features in commercial vehicles

Electronics -- TI - Behind the Wheel - This article was co-authored by Zach Imm.

Driver and pedestrian safety is a top priority for engineers working on vehicles today and in the future, both partially and fully autonomous. According to recent statistics, more than...

July 30, 2020 05:30 PM

July 29, 2020

Low-Profile Surface-Mount Schottky Diodes

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - STMicroelectronics has launched 26 new Schottky diodes in low-profile SMA and SMB Flat packages, covering voltage ratings from 25 to 200V and current ratings from 1 to 5A.

The 1.0mm-high devices have 50% lower profile than diodes...

July 29, 2020 08:52 PM

Wide bandgap materials in automotive applications

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Wide bandgap semiconductors (WBG), such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN), provide superior performance compared to silicon: higher efficiency and switching frequency, higher operating temperature and operating voltage....

July 29, 2020 08:52 PM

Microsoft Launches Azure IoT Connector for FHIR, Fueling the Internet of Medical Things

Aspencore -- IoT Times - One of the critical aspects of collecting and processing health-related data is to share it between stakeholders securely. As health information is one of the most regulated types of data, the use of IoT devices to collect and transmit information...

July 29, 2020 08:52 PM

Advanced electron microscope imaging technology for unveiling VCSEL fabrication process details

Aspencore -- EETimes - Driven by the vigorous development of smart phones, automotive light detection and ranging (LiDAR), and fiber transmission systems, the market size of infrared devices has gradually expanded year by year. Among many infrared devices, the development...

July 29, 2020 08:52 PM

NXP Customizes AI Compiler for MCU Products

Aspencore -- EETimes - In a sign that machine learning techniques are fast gaining adoption on embedded platforms, NXP announced that it has created a customized implementation of Glow for microcontrollers (MCU), including some of its i.MX RT family. Glow is a neural...

July 29, 2020 08:51 PM

Power Supply Design Notes: Simulating a power supply without transformer

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - In this tutorial, we will see a simulation of a power supply without a transformer. This is useful when you need to power small loads with low current absorption. The main electronic software used is LTspice. It is a high-performance...

July 29, 2020 08:50 PM

Power adapters shrink size, not power

Aspencore -- EDN - Built with GaN components, CUI's SDI160G-U and SDI160G-UD desktop AC/DC power adapters are 48% smaller than their non-GaN counterparts. Each device is capable of providing 160 W of continuous power from its smaller, lighter package and is suitable...

July 29, 2020 08:48 PM

GSMA Intelligence Sylwia Kechiche talks about IoT disruption on consumer and industrial markets

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Some businesses are severely affected as consumers are not spending on new devices to conserve cash. Other technology sectors, such as factory automation, and pandemic-related products for monitoring and tracking, are experiencing significant...

July 29, 2020 08:21 PM

Scientists develop novel transparent broadband electromagnetic interference shielding materials

Life -- Phys.org - The Flexible Optoelectronic Material Group led by Prof. Song Weijie at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has proposed and successfully fabricated visibly transparent...

July 29, 2020 05:12 PM

July 27, 2020

250W Dual-output convection cooled railway power with PFC-input

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - ABSOPULSE Electronics has released the PFC 252R-HSA-F3 series dual-output railway quality power supplies with pure convection cooling. The 250W units employ active power factor correction (PFC) to convert a universal 95V to 264Vac...

July 27, 2020 03:34 PM

Power Supplies Technology

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - In the midst of Covid-19, many OEMs have changed their business focus in order to fight the virus and improve human conditions. The creation of new products, aimed at solving or reducing the problems deriving from the pandemic has,...

July 27, 2020 03:34 PM

No Two Chips Are Alike

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - As semiconductor processes continue to shrink it's becoming increasingly challenging to manage the parameters of individual devices not only across the diameter of the wafer, but also across the length of a single chip, especially...

July 27, 2020 03:12 PM

Seeq Expands Support for Microsoft Cloud services

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and industrial internet of things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, and 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award finalist (Energy), announces expanded support for Microsoft Cloud services.

July 27, 2020 04:05 AM