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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.

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.

Cypress adds wafer sales to F-RAM and nvSRAM portfolio

Cypress Semiconductor has added wafer products to its industry-leading nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) portfolio. Cypress’s NVRAM portfolio, which includes Ferroelectric-RAM (F-RAM) and nonvolatile static RAM (nvSRAM) devices, is claimed to offer reliable protection of critical data during a power failure. Many mission-critical applications that require the benefits of F-RAM and nvSRAM also require bare die for small or unique packaging options.

Low power MCU doubles battery life

Seiko Epson (Epson) has announced the release of the S1C31W74, its first product in a series of energy-efficient microcontrollers (MCUs) with integrated 32-bit Flash memory. The S1C31 family of MCUs has been created to provide high performance while extending the battery life of mobile devices.

Read-intensive enterprise SAS SSD

Toshiba has announced the availability of the PX04SL series, a very read-intensive enterprise SAS solid state drive (SSD). The PX04SL series is optimised for read-intensive application workloads such as data warehousing, web servers, media streaming and video on demand.

World's first 4-ball WLCSP EEPROM with multiple I2C addresses

STMicroelectronics has extended its M24 serial EEPROM family with four devices that are compatible with the industry-standard 4-ball WLCSP (Wafer Level Chip Scale Package) footprint. The new additions are also claimed to connect two or more 4-pin EEPROMs to the same I2C bus with an individual I2C address hard-wired internally, an industry first. This allows dedicated devices for specific purposes, such as front/rear camera modules, on the same bus.

Custom front panel service

METCASE has extended its custom front panels service with CMYK digital printing technology, enabling legends, logos and photo quality graphics to be printed on to front panels.

World’s thinnest 1TByte M.2 Solid State Drive

SanDisk has unveiled the SanDisk X400 SSD, the world’s thinnest single-sided 1TByte M.2 solid state drive (SSD) with a height of 1.5mm. The X400 SSD is designed for fast start-up and application launch, as well as for extended battery life.

Reversible connectors for quick and easy connection

FCI’s USB 3.1 Type C Connectors boast a small form factor design that is reversible for quick and easy connection whichever way it is inserted.The USB 3.1 Type C Connector is a standard plug and receptacle which is said to provide a multi-function single cable solution for USB, power, audio and video and is designed to suit emerging and future product applications.

First integrated amplifier and balun in one package

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced a broadband differential input RF amplifier that is claimed to simplify designs for transmitters utilising RF digital-to-analogue converters and/or integrated transceivers used in base stations and public safety infrastructure.

GaN RF power transistors in 10 to 200W ratings

Ampleon has extended its portfolio of GaN RF power transistors based on a 0.5um HEMT process technology. Comprising 10, 30, 50 and 100W devices, over ten transistors are currently available for applications such as drivers up to C band, through to 100 and 200W push-pull packages for use in final stages up to S band. Housed in a compact and thermally stable ceramic package, the CLF1G range is suitable for use in applications that need to meet specific requirements of size, weight and power.

Cost-effective dimmable LED driver delivers triac compatibility

Diodes Incorporated has released the AL1696 LED driver, which is designed to fit a range of triac-dimmable lighting applications. An integrated MOSFET, which also eliminates the need for an auxiliary winding, reduces BOM cost and component count while the option of three MOSFET voltage/current ratings provides design flexibility for meeting manufacturing requirements for residential lighting.

CANbus I/O module targets rugged networked applications

Diamond Systems has unveiled the Janus-MM-LP range of CANbus 2.0 I/O modules, claimed to feature independent isolation for each port plus data rates up to 1Mbit/s. These rugged I/O modules offer 2 or 4 CAN ports and are available in compact PC/104 and PC/104-Plus form factors.

Providing a wider viewing angle

GTK has unveiled its O-Film (Optical Film) technology, which, when used in conjunction with standard TFT displays, is claimed to improve the achievable viewing angles.

Industry’s first DMOS FET transistor arrays with 1.5A sink-output driver

Toshiba has launched the TBD62064A series and TBD62308A series of highly efficient transistor arrays, featuring a DMOS FET type sink- output driver. These devices are claimed to be the industry’s first DMOS FET transistor arrays with a 1.5A sink-output driver and are suitable for used in applications including motors, relays and LED drives, such as ATMs, vending machines, slot machines, air-conditioners, office and factory automation equipment.

Synchronous four quadrant DC/DC controller

Linear Technology has released the LT8714, an 80V input synchronous PWM four quadrant output DC/DC controller. The device is claimed to transition the output voltage through zero volts with up to 5A sourcing and sinking current capability, regardless of the output voltage polarity, suiting it for regulating to positive, negative, or zero volts.

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