Israel signs on for Nasa’s Artemis Accords

Boosting the prospects for multi-national lunar exploration, Israel has become the 15th country to sign up to Nasa’s Artemis Accords. The accords are intended to be a practical set of principles to guide space exploration cooperation among the various nations participating in NASA’s lunar exploration plans. “Israel already has demonstrated its commitment to Artemis with ...

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0.65mΩ 60V mosfet shrunk for telecom and industry, and an 80V one too

Vishay has introduced two n-channel TrenchFET mosfets for telecom and industrial applications. 60V SiJH600E and 80V SiJH800E operate up to +175°C and come in the company’s ~8 x 8mm PowerPak 8x8L package, which has no-bondwire construction for board-level reliability and gullwing leads for mechanical stress relief. On-resistances are typically 0.65mΩ and 1.22mΩ respectively at 10 V. Vishay claims ...

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Dual 3A output dc-dc runs from 4 to 16V

Analog Devices has created a dual 4V to 16V in 3A output switching regulator for use with 2-serial and 3-serial batteries, and USB-C rails . Called MAX77540, it comes in a 2.5 x 2.3mm 30bump wafer-level package and peaks at 94% efficiency when converting 7.4V to 3.3V. Outputs can be set between 500mV to 5.2V, and the two ...

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TT Electronics launches FlexSense for optical encoding applications

TT Electronics has launched  FlexSense a  technology designed to optimize optical encoder applications. The FlexSense series consists of the FS210 Transmissive Incremental Encoder and the FS310 Reflective Incremental Encoder Sensors. The FlexSense encoder sensor array claims to reduce the design complexities of optical encoder solutions. “Low-cost control electronics are trending up. At the same time, demand for ...

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3.6GHz handheld spectrum analyser

Distributor Saelig has introduced the Owon HSA10000 handheld RF spectrum analyser range, covering 9kHz to 1.6GHz or 3.6GHz with 1Hz resolution. “The series has a very low -160dBm DANL which allows accurate low-noise measurements of even very weak signals,” according to Saelig. “An optional tracking generator can sweep over 100kHz to 3.6GHz.” EMI pre-compliance testing with ...

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EU to publish Chips Act proposals on Feb 8th

The EU is to publish proposals for its Chips Act on February 8th according to Thierry Breton, internal markets commissioner for the EU. Asked what the value of the financial incentives envisaged under the proposed Act would be, Breton said it would be ‘commensurate’ with the US Chips Act, i.e $52 billion. To get the ...

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NEC buys Blue Danube

NEC has bought Blue Danube Systems, a U.S.-based provider of CBRS/4G/5G RAN products and AI/ML-based software solutions that help mobile operators address 5G network buildouts and spectrum optimisation. NEC, as a leading Open RAN provider that is recognized for its end-to-end Open 5G solutions and system integration capabilities, continues to invest in the 5G business through organic ...

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Binder adds Ethernet connectivity for sensors in confined spaces

Binder is adding to its 818 product series with connectors using D-coding in the M8 form factor, for space-saving miniaturised sensors in Ethernet applications. With a third less space required than for M12, the 4-pin connectors enable the network connection of small actuators and sensors with data rates of up to 100 Mbit/s. Industrial Specifically, ...

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50 µA Zener range from Nexperia

Nexperia has announced a range of low current voltage regulator diodes. The 50 µA Zener diode range is available in three different surface-mountable (SMD) package options, in an ultra-small Discretes Flat No-leads (DFN) package and AEC-Q101 qualified parts. Specified at a test current of 50 μA the diodes are suitable for low bias and portable ...

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