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Murata power supply provides 12Vdc output at 1,200W

Murata has announced DC-input front end power supply modules with a 1,000VRMS isolated power supply providing a 12Vdc output at 1,200W with a standby voltage at up to 20W. With a power density of 28W per cubic inch, 54.5mm (2.15-inch) width and 1U height…

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Position sensing is all about seeing black

Light-based proximity sensors for use in robots and 3D printers must not be fooled by transparent or black surfaces, says Gabriele Fulco A surprising number of systems depend on the ability to accurately locate and identify physical objects. Robots need not only to detect obstacles, but also to identify…

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Buck converter draws only 180nA

Industry’s highest ultra-light-load power conversion efficiency, is Analog Devices’ claim for its latest buck converter – no load quiescent current through the ADP5301 is an impressive 180nA. Depending on input and load, this can mean >90% efficiency across 5µA to 50mA output. It also offers a…

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IQD OCXO in 9.7x7.5mm package

IQD Frequency Products has launched a series of oven controlled crystal oscillators (OCXOs), the IQOV-71 series, housed in a four-pad plastic package with a fibreglass base measuring 9.7×7.5mm. According to the company the devices offer frequency stabilities down to ±10ppb over an operating temperature range of…

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Macom selling TIA for GPON ONU

Macom is in volume production of a transimpedance amplifier for GPON ONU equipment. Macom’s M02027 enables GPON receivers to use lower cost PIN photodiodes while offering performance margin in the GPON BOSA-on-board environment, the company says. The device is claimed to deliver ultra high sensitivity with PIN…

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Compact 3W switching power supplies from Minimax

Minimax has launched 3W switching AC-DC power supplies in an encapsulated PCB mount package featuring measuring 1x1x0.64-inches The AAF-03 series are a cost effective solution for space critical applications in consumer appliances, instrumentation and communication equipment, the company says. It series consists of six models featuring…

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Microchip goes big on hardware-based security

Microchip has included a hardware crypto engine with both OTP and RAM options for secure key storage in its PIC24F ‘GB4′ family, which also has up to 256kbyte flash and direct drive for 512 LCD segments. Dual-partition live update flash allows the devices to hold two independent software applications…

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Intersil protects and controls Li-ion batteries for scooters

Intersil has announced a battery pack monitor/protector for 3-8 cell Li-ion cells, which also works with other battery chemistries. Inteded for medium-power applications – mobility scooters, wheelchairs, e-bikes, hand tools, and vacuum cleaners; ISL94203 includes cell-by-cell control of external mosfet-resistor pairs for active…

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