Advanced Energy shrinks footprint for 3000W configurable AC/DC power supply

Available from Cambridge-based Components Bureau, the Excelsys CoolX 3000 series by Advanced Energy is packaged in a small form factor (300 x 131 x 120mm), for a smaller footprint in harsh industrial and medical applications. The intelligent, user-configurable modular power supply offers analogue and digital management. It is equipped with up to 24 isolated outputs, ...

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Chinese car maker chooses u-blox GNSS receiver

Xpeng Motors has selected u-blox F9 precision GNSS receiver for its P7 electric car. F9 receives GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou satellite positioning signals and has been incorporated into the vehicle’s Xpilot 3.0 ADAS (driver assistance system) for use in navigation-guided driving, automated parking and autonomous driving. “For instance, once a navigation destination is set ...

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Intel to outsource Core i3s in H2

Intel is planning to begin mass production of Core i3 CPUs on TSMC’s 5nm node in 2H21, says TrendForce, while its mid-range and high-end CPUs are projected to enter mass production using TSMC’s 3nm node in 2H22. TrendForce believes that Intel will keep in-house production lines for chips with high margins. TSMC offers a diversity ...

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OmniVision and Nextchip combine on auto vision

OmniVision and Nextchip – the automotive vision specialist – have come up with a product that is pre-tuned to provide high quality images for rearview cameras (RVCs), surround-view systems (SVS) and e-mirrors in low-end and midrange vehicles. The board includes OmniVision’s OX03C10, which combines a 3.0 micron pixel, high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 140dB ...

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RISC-V Beagle board

Seeed, BeagleBoard and StarFive have created BeagleV – a  RISC-V board designed to run Linux for $149. The board will be available for early access in March with larger availability in September. Starting from the release on January 13th, there are limited quantities at release, with all customers for the first batch of the 8GB ...

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38 x 38mm inductor handles 420A in saturation

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a through-hole inductor that can handle 420A for 30% inductance reduction in saturation – all in a 38 x 38 x 22mm ‘1500’ case size. Called IHXL-1500VZ-51, it has a typical dc resistance (DCR) of 0.12mΩ and is rated for continuous operation at 150A and 155°C continuously. Hard saturation can be ...

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Bennu asteroid spacecraft has parts from Southampton

Infra-red detectors produced by Leonardo in Southampton are currently travelling through space with Bennu, the 2bn year old asteroid, which is calculated to have a 1 in 3,000 chance of hitting Earth late in the 22nd century, according to the company. Arizona State University (ASU) selected Leonardo’s infra-red sensors for their Osiris-Rex thermal emission spectrometer ...

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Gelsinger takes over at Intel

Intel has replaced Bob Swan with Pat Gelsinger (pictured). “Having begun my career at Intel and learned at the feet of Grove, Noyce and Moore, it’s my privilege and honor to return in this leadership capacity,” says Gelsinger “I have tremendous regard for the company’s rich history and powerful technologies that have created the world’s ...

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