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TDK addresses embedded technologies at Embedded World 2018

TDK will be at Embedded World 2018 from February 27 to March 1 in Nuremberg, Germany, at booth 209 in hall 3A by its group companies TDK-Micronas, TDK-Lambda, TDK Europe, and InvenSense. For the first time, TDK is showing magnetic sensors and embedded motor control solutions as w...

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AVX buys antenna company Ethertronics

AVX, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control and antenna solutions, has completed its purchase of Ethertronics, a leading manufacturer of passive and active Isolated Magnetic Dipole (IMD) antenna systems for wireless...

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Schaffner high-end IEC Power Entry Modules serve demanding devices

Schaffner has had their FN 9280 and FN 9290 families of high-end IEC Power Entry Modules (PEM) approved to IEC62368-1 Certification to enable customers manufacturing Audio/Video, Information and Communications Technology equipment to comply more easily with the requirements of th...

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NKK releases simplified SmartSwitch development kits

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices, released 10 new development kits for its line of programmable SmartSwitch products. The simplified engineering development kits will serve as a starting point for engineers to tes...

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Molex’s automotive power-delivery modules leverage Microchip’s devices

Molex and Microchip Technology are collaborating on the development of integrated USB Media Modules and USB Power Delivery Solutions for automotive infotainment systems. Many of today’s vehicles are equipped with multiple power chargers and ports to keep pace with the extraord...

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Molex Micro-Lock Plus wire-to-board connector system targets harsh, space-constrained apps

Molex released the Micro-Lock Plus Wire-to-Board Connector System for those seeking high performance, compact size, and retention security. Featuring a 1.5A current rating, small footprint and positive latch, Molex has developed a comprehensive terminal solution for OEMs working ...

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Modular connection system creates custom hybrid interfaces

The ODU-MAC Blue-Line addresses the most complex connection problems with manual plugging solutions that enable configurations in the smallest of construction spaces for outstanding custom-fit end results. No tools are required for the mounting and dismounting of the modules. Tha...

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Improving the automotive power distribution architecture

In automobiles, a revolution has occurred in essentially all design aspects, from engine management to body control functions, to wheels, braking, safety and more. Only one aspect remains the same as a century ago: the power distribution architecture. This remaining vestige is ab...

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Lapp to show new control cable for power chains at SPS-IPC Drives 2017

More standards, fewer costs. The new ÖLFLEX CHAIN power and control cable from Lapp helps make parts and inventory management easier. The new cable will be presented at the SPS IPC Drives 2017 trade fair in Nuremberg (hall 2, stand 310). NEC and NFPA certifications for North Ame...

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The PSMA Reliability Committee wants your input!

In alignment with the PSMA mission of bringing value and utility to members as well as the power electronics industry as a whole, the PSMA Reliability Committee aims to spearhead industry initiatives that identify and attempt to solve the pertinent industry challenges related to ...

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A further look at the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely lambasted as an acronym by many in the industry for reasons varying from inappropriateness to inadequacy. The reality is that the term is both of those things, yet neither, because the real issue is that the IoT space is so huge that it requ...

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The primary requirements for Smart Grid evolution: Special Report

The Smart Grid concept is not new and there have been thousands of forums, talks, and papers given about it. I moderated a couple forums nearly a decade ago and really, the important points made then are still the important points now. We understood that the Smart Grid would be c...

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Power electronics future depends on use of gallium oxide

What makes gallium oxide power electronics so successful over competitors has to do with the material being composed of a 5–electron-volt bandgap, which is approximately 3.4 eV higher than gallium nitride and 3.3 eV higher than silicon carbide. Bandgap measures the energy requi...

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