General Electronics Industry News

Silego adds reverse-current blocking

Silego, the programmable mixed signal specialist, has added reverse-current blocking to its dual-channel, self-contained integrated power-switch product line. Adding reverse-current blocking makes the SLG59M1603V suitable for low-voltage power-rail distribution, power-rail sequencing, or any other two-power-rail application where power flow from…

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Charcroft offers German-made precision resistors

Powertron’s expanded range of precision foil current sense resistors with five new SHR series devices that are available from Charcroft Electronics. Offered in a  range of anodised aluminium package sizes, the made-in-Germany SHR 4-8065, SHR 4-80110, SHR 4-80216, SHR 4-80320, and SHR 4…

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Sondrel supports UK-China design skills initiative

A scholarship fund to support IC design students at the University of Nottingham’s engineering campus in China has been set up by design firm Sondrel. To support graduates looking to start careers in the IC design sector in Europe and China, Sondrel is providing a teaching fellow and nine…

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Optical incremental encoder controls robots and drones

Avago Technologies has designed a range of 3-channel optical incremental encoder modules for controlling DC servo motors, but also robotics and drones. The AEDT-981x module incorporates an interpolator which can support encoding resolutions from 1,000 to 5,000 counts per revolution (CPR) using a codewheel of 11mm…

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Blue nano-graphene OLED is stable in air

Chemists at the Goethe University have developed a class of boron-based organic luminescent materials with intensive blue fluorescence. The materials are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) – collections of benzene rings that are effectively shards of graphene. In this one, the two meso carbon atoms of bisanthene are replaced with boron…

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Supercapacitors for IoT only 0.6mm thick

Cap-XX has halved the thickness of its supercapacitors – to 0.6mm – aiming them at power-boosting in IoT applications. The range is called Thinline, conceived while working with a customer designing a disposable insulin pump. “We figured out how to eliminate materials and change some processes to reduce costs…

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Car drives itself across USA

An autonomous car from UK engineering firm Delphi has driven itself across the USA. Called Roadrunner, it took nine days to cover the 3,400 miles from San Francisco to New York. The car navigated through mountains, heat, traffic jams, trucks, road construction and even tumbleweed,” said the firm. “Active…

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High-density connector designed for HyperShare

Astute Electronics has introduced AirBorn’s high-density HD4 interconnect system designed for the HyperTransport consortium’s industry-standard HyperShare scalable interconnect technology. Although developed for the HyperShare platform, HD4 products also suits many other interconnect standards. The I/O link targets rack-in-cabinet-based systems that require higher…

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