Yokogawa cuts optical sensor uncertainty and boosts power range

Yokogawa has launched a more capable versions of its AQ2200 optical sensor modules. Designed to work with the AQ2200 series frame controllers, the new modules offer improved performance over the existing AQ2200-221. AQ2200-212 is a single channel sensor, complete with an analogue output port AQ2200-222 is a dual channel sensor Both offer a power range ...

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High dynamic range 30MHz to 6GHz transceiver for critical comms

Analog Devices has revealed the first product in a series of wide dynamic range RF transceivers – receiver dynamic range is -150dBc/Hz. The 30MHz to 6GHz part is called ADRV9002, and is aimed at mission-critical applications, such as first-responder radios, private LTE networks and satellites. “The difficulty for mission-critical networks to decipher complex signals increases as ...

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Softbank talks to Apple and Nvidia about Arm sale

SoftBank has talked to both Nvidia and Apple about selling all or part of Arm to them, reports Bloomberg. Apple, which was one of the founding investors in Arm, is reported to be uninterested in buying Arm outright because it would cause conflicts of interest with Arm’s customers. However Apple, as a user of Arm ...

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Capacitor stacks offer up to 220μF for PSU filtering

Knowles is saving space in power supply PCBs by offering edge-stacked ceramic capacitor assemblies. Intended for filtering in the input and output stages of switch-mode PSUs,  the parts are the ‘SV’ series. “The assemblies can be made with up to 10 chips of the same size with various lead configurations to safeguard against thermal and ...

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Hynix Q2 profit up 143%

Hynix had Q2 gross profits of $1.62 billion and net profit of $1.1 billion on revenue of  $7.2 billion. “Both the company’s revenue and operating income increased by 20% and 143% quarter-over-quarter respectively,” says Hynix said in a statement, “surging demand for server memory maintained favourable memory price while numerous factors including the increase of ...

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Researchers use hard carbon for anode in sodium-ion batteries

Researchers from  Skoltech, Moscow State University (MSU), Tokyo University of Science and the University of Strasbourg have identified the type of electrochemical reaction associated with charge storage in the anode material for sodium-ion batteries (SIB). The demand for lithium-ion (LIB) batteries and the average size of storage devices are constantly growing, however this growth trend ...

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Bosch Sensortec introduces longevity programme

Bosch Sensortec is launching a longevity programme – ensuring certsin products will be available for ten years. In industrial and IoT applications, customers often require components to be available for a prolonged time period, typically ten years. This is due to long design cycles often lasting two years or more, where the cost and risk ...

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OMC transmitter LED quadruples launch power

OMC, the optoelectronics specialist from Redruth in Cornwall, has introduced an industrial fibre optic transmitter LED that, it claims, can deliver up to four times more launch power into multimode fibre for the same current versus existing transmitter devices. The  transmitter has an array of micro-optic elements that gather and focus the emitted photons, coupling more ...

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Farnell shipping pi-top [4]

Farnell is now shipping pi-top [4] – a programmable computing device to support digital making, coding and practical projects for educators and students, as well as makers and inventors. Suitable for multiple learning environments in school, at home or in the community; students can develop key skills including coding and circuit design, as well as ...

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