ETSI reveals emergency comms plugfest results

ETSI’s international emergency communications interoperability plugfest revealed that 87% of 285 test pairings were interoperable. The remote event was a cooperation between ETSI, EENA (European emergency number association) and NENA (9-1-1 association) – this was the first time the European event partnered with NENA’s US ICE 9 event. “Crossing borders and oceans, the event helped to ensure ...

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Zero to 10A in 500ns from tiny power regulator

Empower Semiconductor is claiming the world’s fastest transient response for a regulator that can work through a zero to 10A load step in 500ns with <15mv droop, with no output capacitors. The part is the EP7010, a single-output regulator in 5 x 5 x 0.75mm package that can be programmed to deliver 400mV to 1.31V ...

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DFRobot kits and SBCs for IoT development

Farnell is aiming at IoT device development with a range of single board computers (SBCs), shields, modules and sensors from DFRobot – including LattePanda processor boards. The company will stock more than 140 DFRobot products, including: Gravity Series: Solderless modular plug-and-play electronics toolkit with expansion modules compatible with Ardunio and micro:bit. Modules include the Ardunio moisture ...

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Active diodes for bridge rectifiers cut that pesky 0.6V drop

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has announced a family of active diodes which can reduce the 1.2V forward drop of 600V bridge rectifiers. Branded AlphaZBL, the first two parts are: AOZ7200 in SOT-23 for external mosfets (right) AOZ7270 in DFN 5×7 with internal 600V 190mΩ super-junction mosfet (below) “Both products are self-powered from the AC line ...

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Long life ac harmonic filter capacitors

Cornell Dubilier has released a range of long-life film capacitors optimised for ac harmonic filtering on the input and output of inverters. Called the ALH series and with a 1,500 hour rating (see below) “this new series is designed with construction to meet the challenges of harsh environments,” according to distributor New Yorker Electronics, which is ...

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Sponsored Content: Confidence in every component

Written by Markus Fabich, Strategic Marketing Manager at Olympus Europa   Advancing microscopy for electronics inspection Microscopes have formed an integral part of electronics inspection for decades, and are used along the supply chain to check that finished products or individual parts are within specifications. And as products and specifications have evolved, so have modern industrial ...

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LS and DRB power supplies by TDK-Lambda

Compact and cost-effective solutions for professionals. LS and DRB power supplies by TDK-Lambda LS series – modular, switched-mode power supplies Universal DIN rail-mounted DBR series power supplies In industrial and other professional applications, the power source plays a key role. Its unreliability is one of the most frequent causes of equipment failure. A power supply ...

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Intel Unleashed

Intel is back, said CEO Pat Gelsinger (pictured) in an enthusiastic presentation entitled ‘Intel Unleashed’ yesterday. “We’re bringing back the execution discipline of Intel – the Grovian culture,” said Gelsinger who spent the first 30 years of his career at Intel under its first three CEOs: Bob Noyce, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove. Gelsinger has ...

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SatixFy ASIC to support OneWeb’s inflight Wi-Fi network

The ESA has highlighted a deal between OneWeb and SatixFy, a UK manufacturer of electronic components, to deliver Wi-Fi on aircraft via low-orbit telecommunications satellites. OneWeb, the satellite communications service provider, and SatixFy, a UK multibeam antenna and terminal design specialist, signed the agreement at the end of last week. They will develop a new ...

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