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IoT Technology Focus. (2/20) Covers what’s happening with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology–-from devices to gateway networks to cloud architectures. This newsletter tackles news and trends about the products and technologies needed to build IoT implementations and devices.

Embedded Boards.(2/27) The focus here is on both standard and non-standard embedded computer boards that ease prototyping efforts and let you smoothly scale up to production volumes.

Analog & Power. (3/6) This newsletter content zeros in on the latest developments in analog and power technologies including DC-DC converters, AD-DC converters, power supplies, op amps, batteries and more.

Tuesday’s Newsletter: Analog & Power

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Microcontroller Watch. (2/13) This newsletter keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. In this section, we examine the microcontrollers along with their associated tools and support products.

IoT Technology Focus. (2/20) Covers what’s happening with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology–-from devices to gateway networks to cloud architectures. This newsletter tackles news and trends about the products and technologies needed to build IoT implementations and devices.

Embedded Boards.(2/27 Wednesday) The focus here is on both standard and non-standard embedded computer boards that ease prototyping efforts and let you smoothly scale up to production volumes.

 

Bonus Newsletter: Displays and Graphics

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Analog & Power. (2/6) This newsletter content zeros in on the latest developments in analog and power technologies including DC-DC converters, AD-DC converters, power supplies, op amps, batteries and more.

Microcontroller Watch. (2/13) This newsletter keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. In this section, we examine the microcontrollers along with their associated tools and support products.

IoT Technology Focus. (2/20) Covers what’s happening with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology–-from devices to gateway networks to cloud architectures. This newsletter tackles news and trends about the products and technologies needed to build IoT implementations and devices.

Embedded Boards.(2/27 Wednesday) The focus here is on both standard and non-standard embedded computer boards that ease prototyping efforts and let you smoothly scale up to production volumes.

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Displays and Graphics. (1/30) Display technology is where the user interacts with today’s modern embedded electronic devices This newsletter content examines the latest technology and product developments in displays along with the graphics ICs that drive those displays.

Analog & Power. (2/6) This newsletter content zeros in on the latest developments in analog and power technologies including DC-DC converters, AD-DC converters, power supplies, op amps, batteries and more.

Microcontroller Watch. (2/13) This newsletter keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. In this section, we examine the microcontrollers along with their associated tools and support products.

IoT Technology Focus. (2/20) Covers what’s happening with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology–-from devices to gateway networks to cloud architectures. This newsletter tackles news and trends about the products and technologies needed to build IoT implementations and devices.

Tuesday’s Newsletter: IoT Tech Focus

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Embedded Boards.(1/23 Wednesday) The focus here is on both standard and non-standard embedded computer boards that ease prototyping efforts and let you smoothly scale up to production volumes.

January has a 5th Tuesday, so we’re bringing you a bonus newsletter:
Displays and Graphics. (1/30) Display technology is where the user interacts with today’s modern embedded electronic devices This newsletter content examines the latest technology and product developments in displays along with the graphics ICs that drive those displays.

Analog & Power. (2/6) This newsletter content zeros in on the latest developments in analog and power technologies including DC-DC converters, AD-DC converters, power supplies, op amps, batteries and more.

Microcontroller Watch (2/13) This newsletter keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. In this section, we examine the microcontrollers along with their associated tools and support products.

Tuesday’s Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch

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IoT Technology Focus. (1/16) Covers what’s happening with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology–-from devices to gateway networks to cloud architectures. This newsletter tackles news and trends about the products and technologies needed to build IoT implementations and devices.

Embedded Boards.(1/23) The focus here is on both standard and non-standard embedded computer boards that ease prototyping efforts and let you smoothly scale up to production volumes.

January has a 5th Tuesday, so we’re bringing you a bonus newsletter:

Displays and Graphics. (1/30) Display technology is where the user interacts with today’s modern embedded electronic devices This newsletter content examines the latest technology and product developments in displays along with the graphics ICs that drive those displays.

Next Newsletter: Embedded Boards

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Analog & Power. (1/2) This newsletter content zeros in on the latest developments in analog and power technologies including DC-DC converters, AD-DC converters, power supplies, op amps, batteries and more.

Microcontroller Watch. (1/9) This newsletter keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. In this section, we examine the microcontrollers along with their associated tools and support products.

IoT Technology Focus. (1/23) Covers what’s happening with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology–-from devices to gateway networks to cloud architectures. This newsletter tackles news and trends about the products and technologies needed to build IoT implementations and devices.

Tuesday’s Newsletter: IoT Tech Focus

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Class I and II 500 W Configurable Medical Power Supplies

TDK has announced the XMS500 series of AC-DC power supplies, rated at 500 W output power, with a Class I and Class II (no earth ground connection) construction. The series conforms to curve B conducted and radiated emissions, with a 6 dB margin and has a low leakage current of less than 150 µA. The high operating efficiency and mechanical design enables the XMS500 to operate at full load with airflow rates of just 1 m/s, reducing audible noise. Applications include home healthcare, hospital, imaging and clinical diagnostic systems in addition to industrial, test and measurement and communications equipment.

xms500-pr-nov17-whiteDesigned as a configurable product, engineers can select from multiple standard options, to optimize both system performance and cost, without incurring development charges or minimum purchase quantities. The options include case styles (including an internal low speed fan), a choice of standby voltage, a 12 V fixed or variable speed fan supply, remote on/off, AC fail and single or dual input fuses. 12 V, 24 V, 3 6V or 48 V nominal outputs are offered, with other voltages upon request.

The XMS500 accepts a 90 VAC to 264 VAC input, withstanding 300Vac for five seconds and can operate in ambient temperatures of up to +70°C, derating linearly above 50°C by 2.5% per °C. The open frame version measures 102 mm x 180 mm x 37 mm and the U-channel 107 mm x 180 mm x 39.5 mm. The low profile allows installation in systems where space is limited.

All models are certified to IEC/EN/UL/CSA 60601-1 and IEC/EN/UL/CSA 60950-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage, EMC and RoHS2 Directives. The series is compliant to EN 55011-B, EN 55032-B conducted and radiated emissions (for both Class I and II), EN 61000-3-2 harmonics, IEC 60601-1-2 Edition 4, and IEC 61000-4 immunity standards.

Input to output isolation is 4,000 VAC (2 x MoPP), input to ground isolation 1,500 VAC (1 x MoPP) and output to ground isolation is 1,500 VAC (1 x MoPP) for suitability in B and BF rated equipment.

TDK-Lambda Americas | www.us.tdk-lambda.com

DC-DC Converter Boasts 4 A, 60 V Internal Switch

Analog Devices, acquired last year by Linear Technology, has announced the Power by Linear LT8364, a current mode, 2 MHz step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 4 A, 60 V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.8 V to 60 V, and is suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion battery to multi-cell battery stacks, automotive inputs, telecom power supplies and industrial power rails.

LT8364

The LT8364 can be configured as either a boost, SEPIC or an inverting converter. Its switching frequency can be programmed between 300 kHz and 2 MHz, enabling designers to minimize external component sizes and avoid critical frequency bands, such as AM radio. Furthermore, it offers over 90% efficiency while switching at 2 MHz. Burst Mode operation reduces quiescent current to only 9 μA while keeping output ripple below 15 mVp-p. The combination of a small 4 mm x 3 mm DFN or high voltage MSOP-16E package and tiny externals ensures a highly compact footprint while minimizing solution cost.

The LT8364’s 100 mΩ power switch delivers efficiencies of over 95%. It also offers spread spectrum frequency modulation to minimize EMI concerns. A single feedback pin sets the output voltage whether the output is positive or negative, minimizing pin count. Other features include external synchronization, programmable UVLO, frequency foldback and programmable soft-start.

The LT8364EDE is available in a 4 mm x 3 mm DFN-12 package and the LT8364EMSE is available in a high voltage MSOP-16E (4 pins removed for high voltage spacing). Industrial temperature (–40°C to 125°C) versions (LT8364IDE and LT8364IMSE), and high temperature (–40°C to 150°C) versions (LT8364HDE and LT8364HMSE) are also available.

Summary of Features: LT8364

  •     Wide Input Voltage Range: 2.8 V to 60 V
  •     Internal 4 A, 60 V Power Switch
  •     Ultralow Quiescent Current & Low Ripple Burst Mode Operation: IQ = 9 μ A
  •     BIAS Pin for Higher Efficiency
  •     Positive or Negative Output Voltage Programming with a Single Feedback Pin
  •     Programmable, Synchronizable Frequency: 300 kHz to 2 MHz
  •     Optional Spread Spectrum Frequency Modulation for Low EMI
  •     Thermally Enhanced 12-Lead 4 mm × 3 mm DFN & High Voltage Pin Spacing Version of 16-Lead MSOP packages

Pricing for the LT8364 in 1,100s starts at $3.25.

Linear Technology | www.linear.com

DC/DC Bus Converter Delivers 1,000 W

Flex Power Modules has announced the launch of the BMR480, a new DC/DC advanced bus converter that targets high-end and high-power applications and can handle 1000W of power and 96.2 A of peak current. Flex Power Modules is part of the Power Division of Flex. Coming in an industry-standard and low-profile quarter-brick-format with dimensions of 58.4 x 36.8 x 12.19 mm (2.30 x 1.45 x 0.48 inches), the BMR480 operates from a wide 40V to 60V input voltage range and offers multiple tightly regulated (+/-2.5%) pre-programmed outputs at 10.4 V, 12 V and 12.5 V but can be factory configured at any voltage between 9 V and13.2 V.

FLEX-BMR480 - CopyThe BMR480 module employs Flex’s Hybrid Regulated Ratio (HRR) technology that enables better utilization of the powertrain to deliver high-power conversion across its wide input voltage range. In addition, delivering exemplary performance for applications that operate in high ambient temperatures with limited airflow, the module offers power conversion of up to 97% efficiency, at 53 V and half load, while also keeping power losses low.

As well as being ideal for intermediate bus conversion (IBC), dynamic bus voltage (DBV) and distributed power architectures (DPA), the new BMR480 power module has been designed to power high-end and high-power applications powered by multi-cell batteries or rectifiers that are commonly used in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) applications. Other important market sectors include networking and telecommunications equipment, industrial equipment and server and storage applications.

Delivering higher useable power in high ambient temperature and limited-airflow environments means the BMR480 can offer high reliability. Although the module comes with a standard baseplate, it can also be connected to a heatsink or coldplate for the most extremely challenging thermal environments.

Key features for power designers and power system architects include dynamic load compensation and support for the latest version (v1.3) of the PMBus communication specification and the Ericsson Power Designer software tool. Other product features of the BMR480 include droop load sharing capability, 1,500 V input/output isolation, monotonic start-up, remote control, and a range of protection capabilities including over-temperature, output-short-circuit and output-over-voltage.

Flex Power Modules | www.flex.com

Tuesday’s Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch

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Embedded Boards.(12/27-Wednesday) The focus here is on both standard and non-standard embedded computer boards that ease prototyping efforts and let you smoothly scale up to production volumes.

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Tuesday’s Newsletter: Analog & Power

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IoT Technology Focus. (12/19) Covers what’s happening with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology–-from devices to gateway networks to cloud architectures. This newsletter tackles news and trends about the products and technologies needed to build IoT implementations and devices.

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