Small linear thermistors reach new thermal limits
Texas Instruments (TI) has expanded its temperature sensing portfolio to include linear thermistors that deliver up to 50% higher accuracy than negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistors. The higher accuracy of TI’s thermistors enables operation closer to the thermal limits of the other components and the overall system, helping engineers maximise performance while reducing bill-of-materials (BOM) and total solution cost.
Ultracompact pulsed laser diode component
LASER COMPONENTS has developed an ultracompact pulsed laser diode component, which combines a high current switch and capacitor together with a high power multi-junction 905nm laser diode chip within a standard hermetically sealed T0-56 package. This product has been developed to help our customers reduce the size and complexity of their range finding and scanning equipment.
Two megapixel 12” wafer-based image sensor
OmniVision Technologies has announced the latest member of its two megapixel (MP) image sensor family, the OV02B. OmniVision is using 12’’ wafers to produce this sensor, instead of the eight inch wafers that are in tight supply but are typically used for 2MP sensors. This enables the company to better address the increasing demand for 2MP in the entry level and mainstream smartphone and tablet markets.
SRAM, DRAM firm pledges embedded world attendance
Alliance Memory has confirmed it will be attending embedded world 2020 in Nuremberg (February 25-27) to exhibit its SRAMs, DRAMs and flash memory ICs for legacy and new designs.
Single-board computer targets industrial users
An industrial-temperature–grade version of its Ultra96 single-board computer for industrial customers has been unveiled by Avnet.
Cloud based multisite lighting system
Signify has announced at EuroShop its latest step in the Retail IoT space through the launch of Interact Retail multisite management – a cloud-based, multisite lighting system designed for multiple stores and retail distribution centres. Signify’s Interact Retail multisite management connected lighting system has been vetted by leading UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S).
Top 5 security predictions for the pace of cloud
As we look back across 2019, organisations saw a tremendous increase in not only the use of cloud for business, but the valuation of the data and applications hosted in the cloud. According to Oracle and KPMG’s annual Cloud Threat Report for 2019, seven out of ten indicated they use more business-critical cloud services than in 2018. By Greg Jensen, Senior Principal Director, Security, Cloud Business Group, Oracle
CoolSiC MOSFET 650V family offers high reliability
Infineon Technologies has continued to expand its comprehensive silicon carbide (SiC) product portfolio with MOSFET 650V devices. With the newly launched CoolSiC MOSFETs Infineon is addressing the growing demand for energy efficiency, power density, and robustness in a wide range of applications. Amongst them are server, telecom and industrial SMPS, solar energy systems, energy storage and battery formation, UPS, motor drives as well as EV-chargi...
RF IP enables automotive dual-mode V2X communications
Imagination Technologies has announced that its CRF4600 radio frequency RF IP has been integrated into Autotalks’ PLUTON2 RFIC transceiver, which is part of Autotalks’ solution for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. The IP is now in silicon and expected to be in production by 2021.
Environmentally-friendly tech cools electrical enclosures
A typical air-to-air heat exchanger creates a path that allows heat to move from a higher to lower temperature more quickly than cooling can occur within an electrical enclosure wall. In contrast, Pfannenberg’s Kinetic System (PKS) Series Air to Air Heat Exchangers create a closed passive loop system that unlike a filter fan, does not allow external and internal air to mix and unlike cooling units, does not have an active compressor that us...