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Solderless robotics kit for university education
Texas Instruments introduced the newest addition to the TI Robotics System Learning Kit (TI-RSLK) family, the TI-RSLK MAX, a low-cost robotics kit and curriculum that is simple to build, code and test. ...


System-on-chip solution for payments
STMicroelectronics has released the next generation of its STPay system-on-chip (SoC) payment solution, leveraging state-of-the-art technology to increase contactless performance and protection, reduce ...


Explorer kit for u-blox GNSS module
The XPLR M9 explorer kit is an early evaluation tool for experiencing the GNSS performance of the u-blox M9 standard-precision technology. It comes in a compact design with user-friendly interfaces and ...


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Single-pole quad-throw RF switch
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Infineon Technologies’ BGSA143GL10 is a small and versatile single-pole quad-throw (SP4T) RF switch optimised for low COFF as well as low RON, enabling applications up to 6,0 GHz. GPIO digital control ...
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Online capacitor selection tool
RFiber Solutions, Passive Components

Passive Plus Inc.’s (PPI) brand new Capacitor Application Program (CAP) helps engineers and designers select capacitors according to parameters such as capacitor value and frequency. CAP will provide ...
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Clearing the Static:Topic 9: Time to audit your ESD environment
Actum Electronics, News

Now that we are nearing the end of the year, it is a good time to audit your existing static control products and procedures. The first line of defence should be your antistatic floor, since this is the ...
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Wi-Fi 6 front end module
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The QPF4230 from Qorvo is an integrated front end module (FEM) designed for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) systems. It integrates a 2,4 GHz power amplifier (PA), regulator, single-pole three-throw switch (SP3T), ...
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28 V low-dropout regulator
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

STMicroelectronics’ ST730 is a 28 V, 300 mA LDO (low-dropout) regulator, designed to be used in several medium-voltage applications. Ultra-low quiescent current of 5 μA makes it suitable for applications ...
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Neuromorphic memory solution for AI
Altron Arrow, DSP, Micros & Memory

As artificial intelligence (AI) processing moves from the cloud to the edge of the network, battery powered and deeply embedded devices are challenged to perform AI functions – like computer vision and ...
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New edition of Altium Designer announced
EDA Technologies, Design Automation

Altium recently announced the newest version of Altium Designer, a complete software environment for the design and realisation of printed circuit boards (PCB). The latest release, Altium Designer 20, ...
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Safe, real-time automotive MCUs
EBV Electrolink, DSP, Micros & Memory

STMicroelectronics advanced safer, smarter automotive electronics and domain controllers with the introduction of its Stellar automotive microcontroller (MCU) family. The Stellar MCUs support next-generation ...
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Buck converter with lowest quiescent current
Avnet South Africa, Power Electronics / Power Management

Texas Instruments introduced an ultra-low-power switching regulator with what it claimed as the industry’s lowest operating quiescent current (IQ) at 60 nA. The TPS62840 synchronous step-down converter ...
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Boom, doom and gloom, or something completely different?
Technews Publishing, News, Editor's Choice

As the end of 2019 looms, it’s time to look ahead to what next year might have in store, and reflect on the year gone by. And what a year it’s been.
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Ceramic GPS patch antenna
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The PB40D9 antenna from Unictron is a high-performance solution for high-accuracy, centimetre-level tracking in telematics applications, especially designed for precision dual-frequency positioning on ...
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High-speed data line protectors
Electrocomp, Circuit & System Protection

Bourns announced the release of the Model TBU-DF055-100-WH, TBU-DF055-200-WH, TBU-DF085-100-WH and TBU-DF085-200-WH bidirectional, dual-channel, High-Speed Protectors (HSPs) for use in data line protection. The ...
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Lever-operated PCB connectors in 7,62 mm pitch
TRX Electronics, Interconnection

The lever-actuated LPC PCB connectors from Phoenix Contact mark the first time that lever-operated PCB connectors have been available in a 7,62 mm pitch. The orange lever makes wiring fast and easy for ...
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SoCs and software for smart home and IIoT
NuVision Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Silicon Labs introduced the newest generation of its Wireless Gecko platform, Series 2. Building on the RF and multiprotocol capabilities of the Wireless Gecko portfolio, the initial Series 2 products ...
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External bracket-mount NFC antenna
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The Radius NFR.03 antenna from Taoglas is an external bracket-mount NFC (near field communication) antenna for use with NFC readers, enabling a device to execute point-to-point data transmission without ...
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Tiny signal transformers for LAN interfaces
Passive Components

Würth Elektronik is expanding its extensive range of signal transformers. The new series of WE-STST (Super Tiny Signal Transformer) devices for LAN interfaces features a maximum component height of just ...
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3 kW buck-boost converter
Brabek, Power Electronics / Power Management

The recently introduced Recom RBBA3000 buck-boost, non-isolated DC-DC converter features a maximum 3 kW output power rating in an industry standard half-brick baseplate-cooled package. Input range is ...
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Radiation-tolerant PolarFire FPGA
Avnet South Africa, Programmable Logic

Developers of spacecraft electronics use radiation-tolerant (RT) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to create on-board systems that meet the demanding performance needs of future space missions, survive ...
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