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A sustainable future for lithium-ion batteries
Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions collaborated with Ritsumeikan University to develop technology that evaluates the residual value of lithium-ion batteries for reuse and recycling
Relay series offers forcibly guided contacts according to EN61810-3
More than 30 years ago, Panasonic brought a low profile 8pole safety relay on the market. Now with the launch of the new 1a1b SFM relay, the company hopes to start a market revolution. With a height of only 7.8mm and reflow soldering capability, SFM provides great design possibilities and is ready for future production processes.
High-performance Bluetooth 5.0 low energy module for IIoT
With the new PAN1780 Panasonic Industry Europe has launched a new Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy module based on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC single-chip controller. An output power of up to +8 dBm and the high sensitivity of the nRF52840 in combination with the LE coded PHY make the module well suited for applications that require a long range.
Polymer-aluminium-electrolytic-capacitors with very low ESR
Panasonic Industry Europe has added a new long-life surface mount type series to its product line of SP-Cap conductive polymer-aluminium-electrolytic capacitors. Available with a rated voltage of 2.0VDC or 2.5VDC, GY capacitors benefit from huge capacitance values (680µF up to 820µF) and a very low ESR characteristics (3mΩ max.).
Capacitors empower new Raspberry Pi microcomputer
The new Raspberry Pi 4 is a microcomputer that promotes teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. It features Panasonic Industry Europe’s Polymer SP capacitor replacing the previously used MLCC’s (multi layer ceramic capacitor).
Aluminium solid capacitors feature low ESR characteristics
Panasonic Industry Europe has added a new long life surface mount type series to its product line of OS-CON Conductive Polymer-Aluminum-Solid Capacitors. Available with a rated voltage of 2.5VDC, 6.3VDC and 16VDC, SVPT products benefit from huge capacitance values (100µF up to 560µF) and low ESR characteristics (15-24mΩ max).
PCIM 2019: Advanced technology for automotive applications
Panasonic will present its latest technology portfolio at PCIM, the power electronics exhibition on Booth 345, Hall 6 at the Nuremberg Messe from 7th-9th May. Strong innovations in the fields of wide bandgap semiconductors, assembly technology and passive components technology form the basis of Panasonic unique position as the solution partner addressing the broadest range of challenges of the modern power electronic design.
Teamwork for WLAN Bluetooth
A collaboration has been announced between Panasonic Industry Europe (PIDEU) and the software company OpenSynergy. The first result of this cooperation is the Bluetooth WLAN evaluation platform PAN 9026 ETU. The PAN 9026 module uses the Marvell 88W9877 Combo Controller with Bluetooth v5.0 and WLAN 802.11 n / a / g / b.
Smaller and faster – the WARR Hyperloop team wins again
Sensors, resistors and relays from Panasonic have contributed to a smaller, faster Hyperloop pod designed by a team of students from Technical University in Munich (TUM) that was celebrating its third consecutive win in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition.
Future technologies and the impact on mobile work forces
When asked to rate the importance of technology trends for use by their mobile workforce, buyers rated Big Data (52%) the most important, closely followed by IoT (51%) and sensor technologies (41%), including atmosphere, temperature and biological sensors. The main drivers for the technologies were improved business efficiency and productivity.
ECWFG Series Contributes to Automotive Applications
With the advent of the Electric Vehicle market, Panasonic has capitalized on its burgeoning Film dielectric technology, to create new products for on-board charging and powertrain electronics. The new AEC-Q200 qualified ECWFG series from Panasonic features an operating temperature range of -40°C to 110°C; a rated voltage of 630V.DC, and a nominal capacitance range of 1.0µF to 4.7µF. This enables it to cater to most of the high...
Polymer capacitors versus multilayer ceramic capacitors
Capacitor selection seems a simple choice but demands, challenges and expectations of modern electronics prove otherwise, explains Panasonic Industry Europe
Radial capacitors offer high ripple current
It has been announced that Panasonic Industry Europe is releasing a new series of automotive qualified aluminium electrolytic capacitors benefiting from very high ripple current (two to 2.5 times higher than existing FC series products) and large capacitance values (up to 60% higher than existing FC series products).
Pushing the frontiers of knowledge at the SpaceX Hyperloop competition
Panasonic Industry has announced its sponsorship of the WARR Hyperloop team from the Technical University in Munich (TUM) which is taking part in the third annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition this summer. The Hyperloop is a new transportation concept for a high speed train to travel in a near-vacuum tube. The vacuum-tube allows the capsule to travel at supersonic speed - faster than any commercial train or car in the foreseeable future.
HCI Bluetooth RF module increasing BLE data transfer rates
It has been announced that a new Host-Controlled Interface (HCI) Bluetooth RF module will be released by Panasonic, offering increased BLE data transfer rates by factor 2.5 than previous Bluetooth low energy solutions.
Panasonic showcases GaN and SiC MOSFET advances
GaN and SiC MOSFET technologies for industrial and automotive use were a focal point of the Panasonic Industry Europe (PIEU) display at PCIM 2018.
Displays solutions for industrial and automotive applications
Panasonic Industry Europe will showcase its latest technology portfolio at PCIM, the power electronics exhibition and conference on Booth 345, Hall 6, Nuremberg Messe. Panasonic's line up of 600V GaN transistors X-GaN enables an increase of the power density and the improvement of the efficiency of power conversion systems.
Film capacitors feature high safety and humidity resistance
Panasonic Industry Europe has introduced a new series of polypropylene film capacitors featuring high humidity resistance (THB test: 85°C/85%/240V.AC/1000h (C < 1.0 μF) and high safety. In accordance with UL/CSA and European safety regulation class X2, all C series components are equipped with a safety mechanism. Specifically designed for interference suppressor applications, ECQUA series film capacitors benefit from a compact desi...
WiFi module for highly integrated and cost-effective applications
Panasonic Industry Europe has recently launched a fully embedded stand alone WiFi module for highly integrated and cost-effective applications. The PAN9420 device is a 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n fully embedded Wi-Fi Module with integrated stack and API that minimises firmware development and includes a full security suite.
Automotive power inductors provide vibration resistance
Highly reliable power inductors for automotive and other strenuous applications requiring high heat (up to +150°C including self-heating) and vibration resistance (up to 30G) have been launched by Panasonic.