ON Semiconductor LED drivers for vehicle lighting applications

ON Semiconductor has launched a family of four devices, two LED drivers and two current controllers, for use in automotive exterior and interior lighting. Aimed specifically at low power solid state lighting, the devices are designed for systems that incorporate movement and variable intensity within rear combination lamps (RCLs), turn signals, fog lamps, and other ...

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DC-DC converter from EVs and HEVs is available from Relec

DC-DC onverters from Mornsun, the CF0505XT series are available from Relec and are designed to meet the battery managment system needs of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid EVs (HEVs).  The AEC-Q100-approved, compact DC-DC converters have a wide operating temperature range of -40℃ – +105℃ and are fully IATF16949-compliant and provide continuous self-recovery short-circuit protection. Isolation ...

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Photo-acoustic chemical cell miniaturised by micromachining

This photo-acoustic sensor has been constructed from two silicon wafers: A sensor wafer includes a MEMS mechanical diaphragm microphone and piezoresistive gauges, together with capillaries and fluidic ports, and a second wafer caps the first, and includes the photo-acoustic cell, an expansion volume, SiGe waveguides to get light into the cell and electric contacts. It was made ...

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Satellite propulsion company Accion achieves funding boost

Accion Systems, which develops advanced satellite propulsion systems and was spun out of MIT, has raised $11m in Series B Funding. The backing is being co-led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures and Shasta Ventures, the company has announced, bringing Accion’s total funding to date to $36 million. This includes $14 million in U.S. Department of Defense ...

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‘Connector-less’ connector system speeds thermocouple installation

Ipetronik has introduced a quick-connect system for attaching thermocouples, branded TDC. It involves a special non-round (pear-shaped) thermocouple cable, which is simply pushed into the connector part (photo right), where it is retained. Inside, needle contacts both connect to and retain the cable. To remove the cable, the lever beneath the cable orifice is pushed ...

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RS Components Launches DesignSpark power technology hub

RS Components has announced a technology hub for the DesignSpark website, incorporating free design tools along with product and system development information. Sponsored by Maxim, the DesignSpark power technology hub features learning material, application examples, products, reference designs and software tools for use by design engineers working on power systems for the requirements of various ...

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Semi market down 12.1% at $421bn says SIA,

2019 semiconductor sales were 12.1% down y-o-y at $421 billion says the SIA. December sales were 5.5% down y-o-y at $36.1 billion, which was a 1.7% decline from November. Q4 sales were 5.5% down y-o-y  at $108.3 billion which was 0.9 percent higher than Q3. Global semiconductor sales in December 2019 were 5.5 percent lower than sales from ...

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Samsung launches Gen 3 high-bandwidth flash

Samsung has launched ‘Flashbolt’, its third-generation High Bandwidth Memory 2E (HBM2E). The 16GB HBM2E is suited to HPC systems.  The 16GB capacity is achieved by vertically stacking eight layers of 10nm-class (1y) 16Gb DRAM die on top of a buffer chip. Flashbolt has a data transfer speed of 3.2Gbps a memory bandwidth of 410GB/s per stack. ...

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Pursuing IR-UWB adoption

After the merger of  Qorvo and Dublin fabless location specialist Decawave, the two companies aim to: . Continue to contribute to the IEEE, Car Connectivity Consortium, FiRa and UWB alliance to define next generation PHYs and protocols, ensuring interoperability across applications and fueling IR-UWB adoption, . Accelerate the roadmap of ICs and modules, leveraging their ...

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