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Wide input Range 15W DC-DC Converters Have Six-Sided Shielding

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda 15W CCG15S series of DC-DC converters, further extending the CCG product family. Operating over a 4:1 input range, these highly efficiency products are enclosed in a 1 inch by 1 inch six-sided shielded metal case. Applications include telecommunications, process control, broadcast, battery powered and test and measurement equipment.

STMicroelectronics Reveals High-Efficiency Wireless Battery-Charging Chipset for Smaller, Simpler, Sealed Wearables

A miniaturized wireless battery-charging chipset from STMicroelectronics saves space, simplifies enclosure design and sealing, and accelerates time to market for ultra-compact sports wearables, wellness monitors, medical sensors, and remote controllers. The combination of ST’s STWBC-WA charging-transmitter controller and STWLC04 wireless battery-charger receiver enables power transfers up to 1W with smaller coils than any other chipsets in the market: just 11mm diameter coils on the receive side and 20mm for the transmitter allow tinier, slimmer form factors. Power-transfer capability can be increased to 3W by using larger coils and a full-bridge circuit on the transmitter side. Eliminating any need for a conventional charging connector simplifies enclosure design and eases sealing to prevent contamination by dirt or moisture.

Mesh Networking Module from Silicon Labs Simplifies Thread and ZigBee Connectivity

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) has introduced a new family of Wireless Gecko modules focused on mesh networking applications with support for best-in-class ZigBee® and Thread software. Silicon Labs’ new MGM111 module is the first in this comprehensive family of multiprotocol modules based on the Mighty Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) device. The MGM111 module is supported by Silicon Labs’ reliable, secure and flexible mesh protocol stacks and the industry’s most advanced wireless software development tools. The module’s combination of onboard stacks, antenna options and RF regulatory certifications helps developers reduce cost, complexity and time to market for an array of mesh networking applications including home and building automation, connected lighting, smart metering, security systems and other IoT platforms.

ROHM's Isolated Power Supply Control ICs for Industrial Inverters

No optocoupler or auxiliary winding contributes to greater miniaturization, power savings, and reliability

ROHM has recently announced the availability of isolated flyback-type DC/DC converter control ICs for inverters in high power industrial equipment such as FA/solar inverters and power storage systems.

Isolation is almost always built into electronic equipment to provide protection against shock and damage. High voltage, high power industrial applications (including power storage systems and solar inverters which are seeing increased adoption) are no exception, requiring even more stringent reliability demands due to the harsher temperature conditions and the need for continuous, long-term operation.

Renesas Electronics Introduces Low-Power RL78/G11 Microcontrollers to Accelerate Prototyping and Development for Compact Sensor Hub Applications in Industrial, Healthcare and Agricultural Industries

General-Purpose Microcontrollers Equipped in 24-Pin Compact Package Support Up to 13 Sensors

Renesas Electronics America Inc., a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the RL78/G11 Group of microcontrollers (MCUs), a group of small-package, low-power MCUs that will enable users to easily and more quickly prototype and develop systems that support low-power sensor hubs and sensor application systems. Designed to connect to multiple sensors and convert the sensor output signals to digital data, these compact sensor hubs are used in a wide range of applications, such as computer operating environment monitoring for data center thermocouples in the industrial area, wearable health management devices in the healthcare field, and environmental sensing in greenhouses and factory farms in the agricultural industry.

New SCALE-2 Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers from Power Integrations Suit a Wide Range of IGBT Modules

Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI), the leader in IGBT and MOSFET driver technology for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, today introduced the 1SP0350V SCALE™-2 single-channel +15/-10 V plug-and-play gate driver. Optimally suited to high-reliability applications in the HVDC and railway industries, the 1SP0350 gate driver reliably and safely drives 4500 V Press-Pack IGBTs and IEGTs as well as other IGBT and IEGT form factors. Based on Power Integrations’ widely used SCALE™-2 chipset, the new driver is equipped with Dynamic Advanced Active Clamping (DAAC), short-circuit protection, a built in DC-DC converter, regulated turn-on gate drive voltage, DC-DC overload monitoring and supply voltage monitoring.

Brad® M12 Power F-Coded Connectors Deliver 16.0A Current Carrying Capacity

New Cordsets and Receptacles Enable Factory Automation

Molex, LLC has introduced Brad® M12 Power F-Coded cordsets and receptacles, featuring an industry-leading current carrying capacity of up to 16.0A per pin with a blind-mate key design. While the products were developed to meet the growing power requirements of motors, solenoid-operated valves, actuation equipment and 24V DC auxiliary power systems in automation control systems, they are also well suited for LED lighting and commercial vehicle applications.

“The new Brad M12 Power interconnect system offers key advantages over existing connector interfaces that are larger and more expensive, such as M23 and MIL-C-5015 devices,” said Randy Brant, product manager, Molex. “Also, the connector’s F-Coding mating interface is expected to be adopted by the IEC Standard 61076-2-111 and has been submitted for ANSI/EIA acceptance, which will allow for an open industry connector standard. This will increase adoption among a wide array of platforms and manufacturers.”

Microchip Releases Industry’s First End-to-End Security Solution for IoT Devices Connected to Amazon Web Services’ Cloud

Microchip’s Pre-Configured ECC508 is the Simplest Way to Create Secure Mutually Authenticated IoT Connections with AWS

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the industry’s first end-to-end security solution for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that connect to Amazon Web Services IoT (AWS IoT). Microchip and AWS collaborated to develop this integrated solution to help IoT devices quickly and easily comply with AWS’s mutual authentication IoT security model. Using Microchip’s new security solution will help companies implement these security best practices from evaluation through production. The solution adds a high level of security, simplifies the supply chain, and is now one of the fastest ways to connect to the AWS Cloud.

Marvell Expands Its Award-Winning SSD Product Suite by Introducing Advanced BGA SSD Controllers for New Generation of Slim, High Performance Computing Devices

Marvell's 88NV1160 doubles the performance of best-in-class DRAM-less controllers and advances the deployment of Host Memory Buffer technology

Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today announced the expansion of its solid-state drive (SSD) portfolio to include the 88NV1160 Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Express DRAM-less SSD controller. Marvell’s 88NV1160 DRAM-less SSD controller provides the industry’s leading performance per Watt and up to 1600MB/s read speeds. The 88NV1160 can be used in a single ball grid array (BGA) package SSD, as well as in a standalone controller in a tiny 9x10mm package which makes it compatible with M.2230 and M.2242 form factors. These features make the 88NV1160 optimized for a new generation of slim computing devices such as productivity tablets and ultrabooks. The new controller is currently available for sampling to key customers globally.

Lumileds Introduces LEDs That Best Accentuate The Freshness Of Fruit And Vegetables With FreshFocus Technology™, Part Of The LUXEON Stylist Series

LEDs with FreshFocus Technology gives produce its freshest, just-picked appearance.

Lumileds today revealed its FreshFocus Technology for produce, LEDs to showcase fruit and vegetables in their freshest and most appealing state. FreshFocus Technology is part of the LUXEON Stylist Series, Lumileds transformative line of LEDs designed to provide the perfect lighting environment to sell products in fashion retail stores, fresh food markets and restaurants.

“Shoppers really buy with their eyes. When you optimize the saturation of the most dominant colors in produce, they appear fresher and more appetizing, leading to higher sales,” said Luis Aceña, Senior Manager, Stylist Series at Lumileds. Typical return on investment for LEDs with FreshFocus Technology is within one year. “LED lighting is so attractive already to supermarkets because of the significant energy savings,” said Aceña. “Now we can help grocers boost sales by making produce as appealing as possible, providing further incentive for market differentiation.”