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Within the world of electronics developments in Contract Manufacturing can be crucial to design engineers. At New Electronics we are aware of the importance of staying abreast of the recent advances in and the impact it can have on your role, that’s why we have collated all the latest news in one place.

PTC introduces latest version of its ThingWorx IoT platform

PTC has released ThingWorx 7, the latest version of its Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Robust, scalable, and easy to use, ThingWorx is said to enable designers to develop and deploy smart, connected IoT solutions. The platform is said to contain one of the most complete sets of integrated IoT-specific development tools and capabilities, making feature-rich solution development simple while accelerating time-to-market.

Innovative modular power solution

ABB has launched a scalable power distribution and protection solution for use in data centre applications. ABB’s MNS-Up solution integrates uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and switchgear technologies into a single, modular system, which is claimed to lower footprint by up to 30%, increase uptime, and reduce maintenance costs.

Two-in-one MOSFETs for load switching in mobile devices

Toshiba has introduced the SSM6L61NU and SSM6N61NU two-in-one MOSFETs.These MOSFETs, are housed in compact SOT-1118 (UDFN6) packages, and are claimed to feature high heat dissipation and low drain-source ON-resistance. These features are said to make them suitable for use as power management switches and DC/DC converters in mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The SSM6L61NU and SSM6N61NU can also be used in battery management applications and for load switching in applications with USB Type-C interfaces.

Axial metallised polyester and polypropylene film capacitors

Components Bureau has introduced the JFG series of axial lead, metallised polyester and polypropylene film capacitors from jb Capacitors to the UK market. The compact capacitors are said to feature high-temperature resistance, large capacity and good self-healing properties, they are suitable for use in instrument applications and DC and AC circuits of household equipment, as well as the fractional frequency circuit of acoustic systems.

Performance oscilloscope probes tackle smaller, faster designs

Tektronix has introduced the P7700 series of TriMode probes for use with Tektronix performance oscilloscopes. Claimed to offer up to 20GHz bandwidth, the probes are said to ease the challenges designers face when debugging circuits found in the latest mobile and enterprise designs by minimising probe loading, improving access to smaller, more-densely packed test locations and lowering overall cost of ownership.

Libero SoC v11.7 increases security, usability and efficiency for FPGA designs

Microsemi has released version 11.7 of its Libero system-on-chip (SoC), a suite of FPGA design tools used with the company’s FPGA products. The release includes a number of new features to enhance ease-of-use and efficiency for designers, as well as security and evaluation tools, for its RTG4 FPGAs, SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs, speeding time to market for designers.

CoolMOS CE package is cost-effective drop-in replacement for DPAK

Infineon Technologies is expanding it CoolMOS CE portfolio with a SOT-223 package. This package is claimed to offer a cost effective alternative to DPAK as well as space savings in some designs. The SOT-223 package without middle pin is said to be compatible with a typical DPAK footprint and can be used as a drop-in replacement for DPAK for designs in LED lighting and mobile charger applications.

Three-phase brushless motor driver with sine wave drive

Toshiba has unveiled the TC78B016FTG, a three-phase brushless motor driver IC that is claimed to achieve high efficiency and minimal noise at a range of rotational speeds without any need for phase adjustment. The TC78B016FTG is optimised for use in the small fan motors found in home appliances and industrial equipment.

Power control processor

Analog Devices claims further advances in digital processing are needed to unlock the full potential of inverters. Looking to meet this need, it unveiled the ADSP-CM41x control processor.

Industry’s first transistor arrays with DMOS FET source-output driver

Toshiba has launched the TBD62783A series of highly efficient transistor arrays, said to be the industry’s first with a DMOS FET type source-output driver. This series succeeds the TD62783 series of bipolar transistor arrays, claimed to cut power loss by around 40% and is suitable for a range of applications including LED drives.

Gate drivers provide switching power MOSFETs or IGBTs in half-bridge or full-bridge

Diodes Incorporated has introduced the DGD21xx series of devices that are claimed to provide a simple means of switching power MOSFETs and IGBTs in half- and full-bridge configurations. Target applications include driving motors in white goods, industrial automation systems and battery-operated vehicles such as eBikes and drones. They are also suited for power supplies above 600W and inverters in fuel cell, solar and wind power applications.

High temperature rated capacitors

Dielectric Laboratories (DLI), a Knowles brand, has announced a number of specification extensions to its ultra-low ESR and high Q MLC capacitors. In both cases the temperature performance has been increased to 175°C giving engineers more scope in their designs.

Keeping processors cool

AMD has expanded its processor range and is offering thermal solutions that are said to generate less than 10% of the noise created by previous devices. According to the company, the AMD Wraith Cooler not only has ‘near silent’ operation at 39dBa, but also supports 34% more airflow and 24% more surface area for heat dissipation.

Small power supply with low no-load power consumption

Ecopac Power has released the EPS-65S, a range of 65W industrial power supplies mounted on miniature PCBs that measure 76.2 x 50.8 x 24mm. The environmentally friendly units are claimed to feature efficiencies of up to 91% and a no-load power consumption of less than 0.1W.

Accurate real-time power monitoring of multiple loads

Microchip has added the MCP39F511N to its power-monitoring IC portfolio. The device is said to be capable of providing standard power calculations and event monitoring of two electrical loads, this integrated, accurate device helps system designers to reduce system cost of power-monitoring wall outlets and smart plugs, power strips, AC/DC power supplies and power distribution applications. The device features three Analogue-to-Digital Convertors (ADCs) for voltage and two current-load measurements, a 16-bit calculation engine, EEPROM and a flexible 2-wire interface.

Development boards reinforce support for 32-bit MCUs

STMicroelectronics has extended its support for the STM32 range of 32-bit Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) with the introduction of the STM32 Nucleo-144 series of low-cost, compact development boards. These boards offer increased connectivity that enables customers to develop applications using any STM32 MCUs.

Industry-leading power density, performance and reliability

Altera has expanded its Enpirion power products portfolio with a 6A PowerSoC DC-DC step-down converter that is claimed to be a full-featured, highly integrated, and fully tested PowerSoC with integrated inductor. The PowerSoC (EN6362QI) is said to be the first in a new generation of low-VIN power products that offer industry-leading power density while improving performance in the areas of conversion efficiency, output voltage accuracy, load transient response, and output voltage ripple.

100V MOSFET H-bridge reduces board space

The DMHC10H170SFJ introduced by Diodes Incorporated is a 100V full H-bridge incorporating dual N-channel and P-channel MOSFETs into a 5 x 4.5mm DFN5045 package. This configuration reduces component count and board space, which is especially important in applications that require multiple devices, such as the array of ultrasonic transducers used for industrial inspection systems or found in marine sonar equipment. Other common applications include driving DC motors in 48V telecom fans and other inductive loads such as the coils in wireless charging pads.

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