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Sponsored Content: Grid Infrastructure Design Resources from Texas Instruments

Taking charge of electric vehicles – both in the vehicle and on the grid A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) requires a power electronic system between the power grid and the high-voltage battery pack located inside the vehicle. This electronic system is split into two parts: a charging station, which is also called electric vehicle ...

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Sponsored Content: MIL-COTS VITA 62-compatible power supplies for VPX applications

The VMEbus and its variants such as VPX save systems designers time by offering a multi-vendor choice of ready-made COTS CPU and I/O boards for assembling into target applications. However, to optimise this design advantage, the COTS choices must also extend to the systems’ power supplies, writes Vicor. This article looks at how to achieve ...

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Sponsored Content – Schurter: A touch of magic

We have known and used mechanical switches and push buttons since childhood, writes Schurter. A clear pressure point, a saturated clicking sound when actuated. We are used to this. But there are other ways, almost magical: A gentle touch is enough for capacitive switches. Have the mechanical ones had their day? Image: High quality capacitive ...

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Sponsored Content: Reduce IoT development risk with IoT-AdvantEdge

Cypress’ integrated microcontroller and wireless solutions provide a secure platform for IoT product design, writes the company. IoT-AdvantEdge solutions enable IoT device manufacturers to bring secure, connected products to market faster, cheaper, and with fewer headaches. Now the capabilities of IoT-AdvantEdge have been extended to reduce IoT development risk even more. Reduce Integration Risk AnyCloud ...

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Webinar: Electronics coatings and getting the precision you need

We are pleased to announce that Electronics Weekly will be hosting a webinar by Hitachi about electronics coatings and how you get the accuracy and precision you need at a sub-micron level. Entitled ‘The latest in XRF coatings analysis equipment for micro-scale semiconductor packaging’, it runs on Tuesday 6th October, at 14:00 GMT. It’s free ...

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Webinar: Electronics coatings and getting the precision you need

We are pleased to announce that Electronics Weekly will be hosting a webinar by Hitachi about electronics coatings and how you get the accuracy and precision you need at a sub-micron level. Entitled ‘The latest in XRF coatings analysis equipment for micro-scale semiconductor packaging’, it runs on Tuesday 6th October, at 14:00 GMT. It’s free ...

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Sponsored Content: With Grade 0, temperatures above 125°C are no sweat

Engineers can simplify high-temperature automotive designs while helping improve signal isolation and in-vehicle network performance with TI’s new Grade 0 devices. They are qualified to the Grade 0 ambient operating temperature specification of the AEC-Q100 standard. The ISO7741E-Q1 features an industry-leading 1.5-kVRMS working voltage and supports temperatures up to the Grade 0 maximum of 150°C. ...

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Sponsored Content: Improving reliability and performance of RF ICs with advanced EDA technology

Radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits (ICs) are at the heart of a wide variety of today’s applications and services, including wireless local area networks (LANs), cellular communications, global positioning systems (GPS), automotive electronics, and Internet of Things (IoT), writes Neel Natekar of Mentor, a Siemens Business. Introduction With recent advancements in process technology, such as ...

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Sponsored Content: Addressing high-voltage current-sensing design challenges in HEV/EVs

Electrification has created a new paradigm in automotive power systems; whether the design is a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or fully electric vehicle (EV), there are new design challenges to address. This technical article highlights some of the primary challenges in high-voltage current sensing and shares additional resources to aid and simplify your design process. ...

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Viewpoint: Why collaboration on the ground is vital for LEO satellite constellations in the sky

Dr Esen Bayer, CTO at ETL Systems, shares his vision to tackle the ground segment demands of a new generation of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites head-on. He and his team are creating a collaborative platform of completely new smart universal chassis’ designs, where the modules and habitat communicate with one another, interacting intelligently and almost ...

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