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New eBook from Mouser Electronics and Bourns Highlights Growing Role of Passive Components in Electronics Design
Mouser Expands Range of Wireless Connectivity Products
Avalue launches the latest Hybrid design 3.5-inch embedded SBCs：ECM-ADLS
New eBook from Mouser Electronics Highlights Analog Devices' New Technologies Enabling the Digital Factory
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components™, has published a new eBook in collaboration with Analog Devices (ADI) exploring the technological advances in digital factories, including sensors, edge computing, and high-speed industrial communications. In Leading the Way to the Digital Factory, nine experts from a broad range of industries offer their experiences and insights regarding the deployment of new technologies on the factory floor. The eBook features four chapters addressing different technologies and strategies, including smart sensors and actuators, connected field instruments with Ethernet-APL, and the convergence of IT and OT networks. Over the past decade, data collection, data analysis, sensor technology, and connectivity innovations have led to rapid advances in how we live, work, and communicate. These emerging technologies transformed operations across the industrial sector, leading to the rise of the "digital factory." These interconnected factory systems collect and analyze data in real time from a network of sensors and connected devices, leading to continued improvements in efficiency and productivity. By implementing technology upgrades in their facilities, business owners can unlock the potential the digital factory offers. The new eBook includes valuable links to a wide range of products from ADI, supporting power supply, automation, and connectivity in digital factories. These products include the ADIN1110 Low Power 10BASE-T1L Ethernet MAC-PHY, the LTC9111 Industrial SPoE PD Controllers, and the ADIN2299 RapID Platform Gen 2 Network Interface. ADI's range of products, available from Mouser, includes evaluation boards, sensors, controllers, and amplifiers. For more information, visit https://www.mouser.com/manufacturer/analog-devices/featured-products/ and https://www.mouser.com/manufacturer/analog-devices/ To read the new eBook, visit https://resources.mo/ser.com/manufacturer-ebooks/leading-the-way-to-the-digital-factory/ To browse Mouser's entire Manufacturer eBook library, visit https://resources.mouser.com/manufacturer-ebooks/
Mouser Electronics Shares the Revolutionary Power of Digital Therapeutics in Latest Empowering Innovation Together Series
Mouser Electronics Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components™, premieres its latest installment of the Empowering Innovation Together (EIT) series unveiling the transformative potential of digital therapeutics. Mouser examines the bridge between technology and medical devices to find how these parts and components can work together to provide a more personalized and accessible means of healthcare. The medical industry is constantly evolving, and technology has become a crucial aspect in changing traditional methods. Digital therapeutics have emerged as an efficient approach that offers the potential to reach more patients, monitor conditions in real time, and reduce the financial barriers to accessing medical care. To support this shift, Mouser and its industry-leading supplier partners have collaborated to share their collective expertise and promote a more comprehensive method of personal health. The latest series installment includes a brand-new podcast episode from The Tech Between Us, as well as a second episode from In Between The Tech, featuring esteemed guests from the Digital Medicine Society and Freespira. Each episode breaks down the meaning of digital therapeutics and the cutting-edge solutions it has the potential to provide. Through these informative episodes, listeners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the technical hardware and software aspects of engineering design, along with the current industry challenges facing this area. Mouser's articles, case study and infographics offer a comprehensive exploration of the present market landscape while also presenting an optimistic outlook on future prospects, such as advancements in wearable technology, FDA approval procedures, and the diverse range of treatments it can facilitate. The range of content helps provide a solid foundation and raise awareness among designers about how to incorporate modern solutions into digital therapeutic devices. This EIT installment is sponsored by Mouser's valued partners ams Osram, Microchip Technology, Bourns, Murata, NXP Semiconductors, Molex, and Renesas. Established in 2015, Mouser's Empowering Innovation Together program is one of the industry's most recognized electronic component programs. To learn more, visit https://www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation/ and follow Mouser on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Avalue, ASIX deepen strategic collaboration for time accuracy, security in industrial networks TSN solutions boosts next-generation IIoT
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and a Titanium member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, endeavors to provide a complete range of smart retail, smart healthcare, smart manufacturing, smart transportation and embedded solutions. Leading industrial PC manufacturer Avalue Technology has recently announced its strategic partnership with industrial Ethernet chipmaker ASIX Electronics, jointly launching TSN (time-sensitive networking) solutions for industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which combine Avalue’s industrial-grade SLP-WHG-TSN PCs with ASIX’s AXM57104 TSN PCIe ultra-high-speed Ethernet card. By closing the gap existing in traditional industrial communication, Avalue and ASIX’s TSN solutions realize real-time seamless data streaming with IT/OT convergence, making them suitable for rail transportation, industrial control, industrial automation and power supply which rely particularly on signal reliability and timeliness, and IIoT applications which depend on data sharing between tens of thousands of sensors and operation precision. Propelling the industrial networking market, the collaboration between Avalue and ASIX continue to accelerate the convergence of IIoT, stretching its resilience and reliability. “With mass deployment and execution of automated Internet devices on the edge and cloud, and increasingly greater flexibility and digitalization of work processes, not only do we need to seamlessly converge previously isolated information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), we must also ensure the two systems are synchronized, accurate and reliable, and able to prioritize time-critical data flow. This involves profound and specialized industry knowledge,” said Kevin Lien, Avalue Technology Vice President. “With Avalue and ASIX’s TSN solutions, low latency enables high-accuracy synchronization in the operations of Internet devices, which is very important in applications such as real-time transmission of accurate signals, commands and images, offering customers in sectors such as factory automation and remote healthcare more accurate, cost-effective and reliable services.” TSN solutions jointly developed by Avalue and ASIX integrate industrial-grade SLP-WHG-TSN with AXM57104 4-port TSN PCIe ultra-high-speed Ethernet card. Supporting AXM57104 TSN software source codes, AXM57104’s built-in FPGA enables IAP (in-application programming) updating, ensuring that firmware is updated to the latest TSN standards. The key value of system integration lies in the strength of R&D expertise. Capitalizing on its extensive and professional experience in system integration optimization and platform software/hardware/firmware development in the field of industrial automation, Avalue continuously communicates with its strategic partner ASIX and implements stringent verifications while directing tremendous R&D resources to RT-Linus development environment, adjustment to operating system environment such as Linux, and continuous improvement to accurate BIOS settings, allowing the jointly developed TSN solutions to achieve optimal performance. When customers are able to implement TSN industrial Ethernet quickly and perfectly, it will greatly reduce their implementation cost and shorten their project development time, propelling next-generation industrial automation. TSN solutions jointly developed by Avalue and ASIX enables real-time high-speed operations with high resilience and reliability. The resulting synergy of Avalue and ASIX’s TSN solutions is even more impressive when used in smart manufacturing or IIoT where data security and smart operating performance are equally critical. By integrating and gathering data, including electricity/temperature/hazardous substances, from environmental sensors located in production sites, detecting overall system operation and health status, implementing timely and appropriate measures, and enabling technologies such as digital twins, collaborative robots and smart building, Industry 5.0 – the next step in the evolution of manufacturing, will be better leveraged. Visit www.avalue.com.tw for more information on Avalue products, or contact email@example.com to talk to our sales team.
Mouser Electronics New Product Insider: Almost 30,000 New Parts Added in Second Quarter of 2023
As an authorized distributor, Mouser Electronics, Inc. is focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies, giving customers an edge and helping speed time to market from design chain to supply chain™. Over 1,200 semiconductor and electronic component manufacturer brands count on Mouser to help them introduce their products into the global marketplace. Mouser's customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each manufacturer. Last quarter, Mouser launched almost 30,000 products ready for shipment, with more than 20,000 introduced in June alone. New products Mouser introduced during the Mouser April-June timeframe include: STMicroelectronics STPM801 Hot Swap Voltage Controllers The STPM801 from STMicroelectronics is an automotive-qualified integrated hot-swap and ideal-diode controller for functional-safety applications. The STPM801 drives an external MOSFET replacing a Schottky diode conventionally used for reverse-input protection and output-voltage holdup. The ideal-diode controller circuit also provides power O-ring to switch between a primary and backup battery to ensure uninterrupted supply to safety-critical equipment such as autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). NXP Semiconductors i.MX 93 Evaluation Kit (MCIMX93-EVKCM) The i.MX 93 evaluation kit (MCIMX93-EVKCM) provides a platform for the comprehensive evaluation of the NXP Semiconductors i.MX 93 applications processors, including the ability to measure power consumption on the power rails. The two-board solution consists of a compute module that contains i.MX 93 SoC, LPDDR4, eMMC, QSPI, PMIC and power monitoring circuits and a baseboard that brings out the broad connectivity needed for product evaluation. Amphenol FCI Minitek MicroSpace High Voltage Connectors The LV214 Severity-2 compatible Amphenol FCI Minitek MicroSpace connectors are compact, robust and versatile. With a voltage rating of up to 1200 V and a 4 A current rating, these connectors are suitable for higher power applications, including automotive navigation, infotainment and HVAC clusters. Taoglas MA1290 7-in-1 Raptor III Shark Fin Combo Antenna The MA1290 Raptor III antenna from Taoglas combines active multiband GNSS, 2x 5G/4G Cellular MIMO, 2x Dual-Band Wi-Fi®, Active AM/FM and VHF/UHF/LMR antennas in a small, robust, IP67 rated enclosure. The compact and integrated design reduces installation time and cost, making it ideal for automotive and commercial trucking applications. To see more New Product Insider highlights, visit https://www.mouser.com/newproductinsider/
Ambiq Propels Remote Healthcare Monitoring Sector Growth with New Ultra-Low Power Processors
Ambiq®, a technology leader in ultra-low power semiconductor products and solutions, introduces the Apollo4 Lite and Apollo4 Blue Lite SoC to its expanding portfolio of SoCs for IoT endpoint devices, especially the remote monitoring products of the healthcare sector. This announcement follows Ambiq’s release of its Heart Kit™, an optimized open-source AI model utilizing multi-head neural networks (MH-NNs) to enable a variety of real-time heart-monitoring applications. The Apollo4 Lite and Blue Lite product line is the latest generation system processor solutions built upon Ambiq’s proprietary Subthreshold Power-Optimized Technology (SPOT®) platform, enabling new features while reducing devices’ overall system power consumption to extend their battery life. Both SoCs are embedded with an ultra-low power Cortex-M4 core that can operate at up to 192 MHz with turboSPOT, an audio subsystem, GPU, and ample MRAM and SRAM. They are also conveniently pin-compatible with Ambiq’s Apollo4 Plus and Blue Plus¹, providing developers with optimum flexibility for innovation. “Today’s patients are more empowered to monitor and advocate for their own health, and healthcare providers require more data analytics to prescribe holistic treatment,” said David Priscak, VP of Technical Solutions at Ambiq. “With bold graphics and long battery life, state-of-the-art health tracking is now more affordable and accessible thanks to these new additions to our Apollo4 SoC family.” “The global remote patient market in terms of revenue was estimated to be worth $53.6 billion in 2022 and is poised to reach $175.2 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 26.7% from 2022 to 2027,” said Ms. Anu Dhiman – Lead Healthcare Analyst – MarketsandMarkets Research Pvt. Ltd. “The predominant factors influencing the growth of the market include the benefits of remote patient monitoring to reduce the burden on medical resources, the monitoring benefits of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services, advancements in telecommunications, as increasing geriatric population, and the growing need to expand healthcare access.” The Apollo4 Lite and the Apollo4 Blue Lite are designed for extended battery life, advanced security, and powerful graphics in small form factors, which are critical for the continued adoption of these devices. Both are now in mass production, targeting digital health products, smartwatches, fitness bands, animal trackers, voice-activated remotes, industrial maintenance, and smart home IoT devices. For more product information, visit www.ambiq.com/apollo4-lite and www.ambiq.com/apollo4-blue-lite ### ¹ – Apollo4 Lite is pin-compatible with Apollo4 Plus (AMAP42KP-KBR); Apollo4 Blue Lite is pin-compatible with Apollo4 Blue Plus (AMA4B2KP-KXR.)
Avalue is Perfecting Industrial Control by Speeding up Edge-Device Connection with its Latest Modular Embedded System Series, EMS-EHL
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and a Titanium member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, endeavors to provide a complete range of smart retail, smart healthcare, smart manufacturing, smart transportation and embedded solutions. In the ever-changing IPC market, how to accelerate development and introduction of new systems has become critical to meet the diverse and extensive needs derived from the IoT technology. Based on the concept of modularity, Avalue's industrial-control-grade EMS-EHL is a highly flexible scalability solution as a combination of standardized embedded systems and the intelligent expansion technology (IET). It accommodates dynamic market needs with a more handy and adaptive approach that facilitates fast deployment of core architectures for smart cities, smart manufacturing, smart retail, as well as applications in agriculture, fishery, and animal husbandry, and enables high-freedom, flexible control in terms of redundancy dispatch thereby reducing expenditure on construction while seamlessly linking various industrial control applications. Following its success in advanced EMS-TGL embedded systems, Avalue now introduces EMS-EHL as an entry-level variant of the industrial-control-grade forerunner. The new series combines a standard, board-mounted embedded modular system (EMS) with innovative IET modules, making I/O customization faster and more flexible. Users may use the on-demand IET modules to build prototypes, scale out their systems, or reproduce any existing architecture, thereby minimizing repeated engineering and reducing risks brought about by lumpsum investments. Avalue's rugged, embedded EMS-EHL systems are equipped with Intel® Elkhart Lake Atom™ x6425E (for wide-temperature models) or Celeron J6413 (for other models), which provides excellent computing power, and adopt a fan-less design, while featuring low power consumption and rugged properties like being wide-temperature (-40°c~70°c), wide-voltage (9~36V), anti-drop, and shock-proof, which jointly ensure system uptime even in harsh industrial-control environments. In addition, EMS-EHL is built to transmit data through both wireless and wired paths with its 5G/Wi-Fi 6E and two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, thereby ensuring mass data transmission without loss and enabling robust decision-making based on big data analytics. For EMS-EHL, Avalue has been prepared for quick delivery of prototypes in 6-8 weeks with offerings of more than 10 different I/O configurations, including HDMI, USB, LAN, COM, PoE, etc., for different applications. Specifically, for EMS-EHL-PSE, a LAN-specific expandable I/O has been developed, and is particularly useful for control of smart street lights in smart cities. For instance, sensor-based luminance adjustment, night-triggered automatic activation, monitoring of air temperature & air pollution, and IP-camera-enabled intersection monitoring combined with warning to pedestrians are just some of the functions achievable with PSE's IET module. As to EMS-EHL-6COM, its IET module can be of great use in smart agriculture, fishery, and animal husbandry. When working with the IoT technology, it allows efficient control of water quality/waterwheels/pumps, real-time monitoring of cows' physiological status and environmental parameters, provision of suggestions to farmer owner, improvement in overall productivity, as well as innovation and upgrading of agriculture, fishery, and animal husbandry. As another example, EMS-EHL-6USB is designed to be used in enclosures, like vending machines, ticket dispensers, photo booths, and dart machines, with its USB-based IET module providing easy connection to external printers, card readers, touch screens, etc. Modular design has been well applied to application scenes like automation and smart cities to help reduce costs at critical moments. Particularly, in the post-epidemic era, highly-manual and labor-intensive operations have been transformed into new, automated production modes, leading to growing needs for automated equipment. Going beyond the industrial control sector, automation and smart solutions have been recently introduced into various consumer devices. Avalue's EMS-EHL modular embedded systems save development of new systems from re-inventing the wheel. The easy-to-use, diverse extension interface of Avalue's IET module makes low-cost, high-flexibility scale-out a breeze, providing architecture designers with endless possibilities of extension. Visit www.avalue.com.tw for more information on Avalue products, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to our sales team.
Avalue Unveils ECM-EHL3 , 3.5" Embedded SBC with Abundant I/O Connectivity
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and a Titanium member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. Avalue is proud to announce the launch of the new 3.5” embedded single board computer, ECM-EHL3, powered by Intel® Pentium®/Celeron®/Atom™ SoC BGA Processor (Elkhart Lake Platform 4.5~12W), CPU bottom mounted, with enhanced performance and Intel® UHD Graphics. Targeting the entry-level application market, the ECM-EHL3 comes with rich I/O capabilities and advanced security features, making it an ideal choice for industrial automation, retail, smart city, IoT solutions, etc. The 3.5” SBC ECM-EHL3 features flexible I/O, including 2 USB 3.1 Gen.2, 6 USB 2.0, 2 RS-232/422/485, 4 RS232 and a wide DC power input range of 9~36V. It supports triple display: Dual DP, LVDS/eDP for various industry applications. ECM-EHL3 is designed with three M.2 expansion slot, enabling extensive expansion such as M.2 E-Key PCIe/USB for Wifi module connection, M.2 B-Key SATA/USB, supporting WWAN+GNSS or storage, and M.2 M-Key PCIe for storage. In addition, the three Ethernet ports, dual 1GbE & one 2.5GbE Intel® Gigabit Ethernet ensure high speed and reliable Ethernet connection, perfectly suited for most industrial applications. Visit www.avalue.com.tw for more information on Avalue products, or contact email@example.com to talk to our sales team.
Kontron 3.5"-SBC-EKL is Ideal for Low-power, Real-time Edge-IoT Systems
Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT and Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), announces the general availability of its 3.5"-SBC-EKL, designed for commercial and industrial IoT applications that require highly capable edge processing. Available in four variants, this 3.5-inch single board computer (SBC) is powered by the latest Intel® Atom® x6000E Series, Celeron® J6000 / N6000 Series, or Pentium® J6000 / N6000 Series Processors (codenamed Elkhart Lake), including industrial-grade Intel® Atom® x6212RE / x6425RE, embedded Intel® Atom® x6211E, and commercial-grade Intel® Celeron® J6413. More variants using other Intel SoC options be offered later. The board is designed to allow industrial and commercial system developers build a low-power, compact IoT edge devices that meet the demands of enhanced or real-time computing, graphics performance, and hardened security, with remote device manageability ready for industrial automation, retail applications, smart city, healthcare devices, and other similar applications. Kontron 3.5" Single Board Computer Computing, Graphics and AI Processing Performance Enhancement 3.5"-SBC-EKL delivers upgraded CPU performance and up to 2X graphics performance in comparison with previous-generation Intel SoCs. The improved GPU performance accelerates AI and computer vision (CV) tasks, while also offering improvements in energy efficiency. The SBC offers two DisplayPort connectors on the rear panel that can support dual 4K60 displays, ready for retail and advertising, public terminals, or HMI applications. Lower Latency Over Multiple Network Hops 3.5"-SBC-EKL is equipped with several new-generation features including dual-channel DDR4 SO-DIMM memory sockets with in-band ECC support, two 2.5 GbE LAN ports, four USB 3.2 Gen-2 connectors, one SATA 3.0 port for SSD or HDD storage. Models are also available with support for Intel® Time Coordinated Computing (TCC) technology, as well as Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) protocol, which can provide ultra-reliable low-latency Ethernet communication with an accuracy of up to 1 microsecond. More Responsive to ARM® Based Edge IoT Devices 3.5"-SBC-EKL supports Intel® Programmable Services Engine (PSE), which uses a dedicated ARM® Cortex®-M7 based microcontroller integrated within the PCH. The microcontroller works independently and is routed directly to two CAN bus interfaces on the board. Thus, the interfaces support CAN FD (CAN with Flexible Data Rate) transmission with a speed of up to 5 Mb/s and can provide real-time and responsive communication with ARM® based edge IoT devices, such as sensors, actuators, and controllers. Greater Scalability in I/O Ports and Functionality Three M.2 expansion slots include Key B, Key E and Key M interfaces, respectively for SSD, WLAN, Bluetooth, WWAN and other M.2 expansion options. 3.5"-SBC-EKL is also equipped with a board-to-board connector and allows system developers to stack a Kontron 3.5"-eIO Series daughter board for additional I/O ports or functions, according to the requirements and applications they address. Higher Security Against Malware and Sophisticated Cyberattacks In addition to the integrated security features offered by the processor, such as Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT), Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI), Intel® SHA Extensions, Intel® Secure Key and Intel® Boot Guard, 3.5"-SBC-EKL integrates another TPM 2.0 security chip on the board that can provide a more secure, hardware-based approach to managing user authentication, network access and data protection. Wide Temperature Support 3.5"-SBC-EKL is available as industrial-grade variants with support for wide operating temperatures from -40 °C to 85 °C, while standard variants support a temperature range from 0 °C to 60 °C. For more information, please refer to https://www.kontron.com/en/products/3.5--sbc-ekl/p162920 or reach the Kontron Asia Sales team at SalesAsia@kontron.com
ATP Electronics Launches Industrial 176-Layer PCIe® Gen 4 x4 M.2, U.2 SSDs
ATP Electronics, the global leader in specialized storage and memory solutions, introduces its latest high-speed N600 Series M.2 2280 and U.2 solid state drives (SSDs) sporting the 4th generation PCIe® interface and supporting the NVMe™ protocol. The new ATP PCIe Gen 4 SSDs’ 16 GT/s data rate is double that of the previous generation, translating to a bandwidth of 2 GB/s for every PCIe lane. Using x4 lanes, these SSDs have a maximum bandwidth of 8 GB/s, meeting the growing need for high-speed data transfer in today’s demanding applications and making them suitable for both read/write-intensive, mission-critical industrial applications such as networking/server, 5G, data logging, surveillance, and imaging, with performance on par, if not better, than mainstream PCIe Gen 4 consumer SSDs in the market. 176-Layer NAND Flash, Onboard DRAM Offer Exceptional QoS, Lower Cost per GB with Prime 512 Gbit Die Package The N600 Series is built on innovative 176-layer 3D NAND flash and uses prime 512 Gbit die package to deliver not only performance improvements over the 64-layer technology, but also price improvements resulting in lower cost per GB. The M.2 2280 SSDs are available in capacities from 240 GB up to 3.84 TB, while the U.2 SSDs are available from 960 GB to 7.68 TB for more cost-effective options for diverse storage requirements. With an outstanding Quality of Service (QoS) rating compared with the previous generation, the N600 Series offers optimal consistency and predictability with higher read/write performance, high IOPS, low write amplification index (WAI), and low latency, thanks to its onboard DRAM. The onboard DRAM delivers higher sustained performance over long periods of operation compared with DRAM-less solutions. Future-Ready, Long-Term Supply Support Maximizing SSD lifespan, as well as the availability of replacement units long after similar consumer-grade counterparts have stopped production, is important for business to get the most out of their investments. This is why ATP Electronics is committed to longevity support. “We are thrilled to introduce this new product line based on 176-layer triple level cell (TLC) NAND flash. While there are newer iterations of NAND being released in 2XX+layers , these will focus on 1 Tbit and larger density sizes. The 176-layer 3D TLC NAND in 512 Gbit density remains the sweet spot die density for many embedded and specialty applications given their ongoing need for mid and lower SSD device densities. “Besides a competitive price position, this generation will offer latency improvements and reliability improvements at all temperature ranges. Perhaps even more important to our customer base, this generation will offer product longevity for the foreseeable future. We can work in confidence with our customer base often needing product longevity planning 5 plus years,” said Jeff Hsieh, ATP Electronics President and Chief Executive Officer. Reliable and Secure Operation The N600 Series offers a host of reliability, security, and data integrity features, such as: End-to-end data protection, TRIM function support, and LDPC error correction Anti-sulfur resistors repel the damaging effects of sulfur contamination, guaranteeing continued dependable operation even in environments with high sulfur content Hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption and optional TCG Opal 2.0/ IEEE 1667 security for self-encrypting drive (SED) N600Sc Series offers reliable operation in varying temperature shifts with C-Temp (0℃ to 70℃) rating. I-Temp operable (-40℃ to 85℃) N600Si Series will be available for later release. Thermal throttling intelligently adjusts the workload per operating unit time. Throttling stages are pre-configured, allowing the controller to effectively manage heat generation to keep the SSD cool. This ensures stable sustained performance and prevents the heat from damaging the device. Heatsink options are available by project and according to customer request. Power loss protection (PLP) Mechanism. The N600 Series U.2 and upcoming I-Temp rated M.2 2280 SSDs feature hardware-based PLP. Onboard capacitors hold up power long enough to ensure that the last read/write/erase command is completed, and data is stored safely in the non-volatile flash memory. The microcontroller unit (MCU)-based design allows the PLP array to perform intelligently in various temperatures, power glitches, and charge states to protect both device and data. C-Temp rated M.2 2280 SSDs, on the other hand, feature a firmware-based PLP, which effectively protects data that had been written to the device prior to power loss. Mission-Critical Applications: We Build With You Depending on project support and customer request, ATP can provide hardware/firmware customization, thermal solutions customization, and engineering joint validation and collaboration. To ensure design reliability for mission-critical applications, ATP performs extensive testing, comprehensive design/product characterization and specifications validation, and customized testing in mass production (MP) stage, such as burn-in, power cycling, specific testing scripts, and more.
ICs Made in Spain by KDPOF
KDPOF (leading supplier for high-speed connectivity over fiber optics in harsh environments) proudly announced that the European Commission has granted access to the 8.1 billion European investment for their projected packaging plant for optoelectronic devices in Spain. “The funding supports us in making our plans of manufacturing ICs in Europe come true in the near future,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “European fabs only manufacture approximately 10 percent of semiconductors worldwide, making us dependent on Asia and the United States. We will pioneer the manufacturing of automotive optoelectronics in Spain in high volume, thus reducing this dependency.” Close to their headquarter in Tres Cantos, Madrid, KDPOF is advancing a high-quality packaging factory for state-of-the-art optoelectronic devices. In addition, KDPOF is developing a new and innovative optoelectronics packaging technology. It will be applied for the first time to produce the upcoming transceiver IC for high-speed automotive optical communications. Incorporating AI, sensors, and processors in self-driving vehicles requires KDPOF's technology to interconnect all components robustly and inexpensively using fiber optic links within the vehicle. Since 2014, with the launch of the first transceiver, KDPOF leads high-speed optical communications for the automotive industry and has international clients like Daimler. IC Manufacturing: Silicon Wafer, Assembly and Testing The manufacture of a chip consists of three fundamental processes: the first is the creation of a silicon wafer that serves as the basis for the microchip, the second is the assembly, and the third is the testing to ensure quality. It is these last two steps that KDPOF brings to Tres Cantos. “The manufacturing of the silicon wafer is a process that requires very large volumes to be profitable, and for a small company it can hardly be profitable,” added Carlos Pardo. “For the latter two phases, which are packaging and testing, the machines needed are relatively inexpensive. These stages can be done at more reasonable volumes, as we have now in the automotive industry. We’re excited about building an encapsulation and testing factory in Madrid for large volumes.” EU Funding for Microelectronics in Europe The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an “Important Project of Common European Interest” (IPCEI) to support research, innovation and the first industrial deployment of microelectronics and communication technologies across the value chain. The project, called “IPCEI ME/CT”, was jointly prepared and announced by fourteen member states: Austria, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain. The member states will provide up to 8.1 billion Euro in public funding, which is expected to unlock an additional 13.7 billion Euro in private investments. There are 56 companies participating in this project. Among the Spanish companies are Innova IRV Microelectronics, KDPOF, Openchip, and Semidynamics Technology Services. The proposal has a deadline of development in 2032, although the intent is that the commercialization of products will take place beginning in 2025. It is also expected that these 68 projects will generate a total of 8,700 direct jobs.
Cost-efficient, small-capacity memory for IIoT and smart city applications
The industry is vying for ever-increasing gigabyte capacities. And yet there are countless applications that only require a fraction of this storage space. Typical applications include green IIoT technologies like charging stations, smart meters, and PV inverters, for which only a small amount of memory is required to run boot software or to communicate with cloud applications. In response to these demands, Swissbit is expanding its range of memory solutions with the introduction of e.MMC and SD memory cards with small capacities ranging from 4 to 8 GB. They are based on 3D-TLC-NAND and optimized for power failure protection, industrial reliability, and high endurance. Consequently, they rival the performance of more expensive SLC models and outperform corresponding MLC variants. The proliferation of IIoT technologies is particularly evident in smart cities. Key factors here include smart meters, controllers for intelligent building management, or generating and using sustainable energy through charging stations. For the most efficient operation of these green IoT applications, Swissbit now offers targeted small-capacity storage media. With capacities ranging from 4 to 8 GB, these are ideally suited as boot media or for data logging of small amounts of data, without sacrificing performance or durability. The models of the EM-30 and S-56(u) series, which are available as an embedded component in the form of an e.MMC or as flexible, interchangeable SD memory cards, offer maximum reliability due to proven firmware architecture. They also guarantee 100% data security. Swissbit EM-30 and S-56(u) Series The EM-30 product series (153 ball BGA) complies with e.MMC-5.1 specifications and is fully backward compatible. It is designed for an extended temperature range of -40°C to 85°C and is suitable for use in harsh environmental conditions. Based on durable industrial-grade 3D-TLC-NAND and with storage capacities ranging from 4GB to 8GB, the range offers sequential data rates of up to 280MB/s read and 120MB/s write, as well as 11k IOPS random read and 16k IOPS random write. The S-56(u) SD and microSD memory cards attain sequential read and write data rates of 95 MB/s and 74 MB/s, respectively. The cards are optimized for high-performance applications with random read IOPS of 2,200 and random write IOPS of 1,300. With advanced over-provisioning and pSLC technology, the S-56 series offers the highest endurance for write-intensive workloads. Combined with up to 100,000 PE cycles, its endurance for small data logging even surpasses that of an SLC card for the first time. Other typical applications for small-capacity flash memory include white goods, payment devices and point-of-sale systems, industrial control systems, and medical diagnostic and patient monitoring devices.
Nordic Semiconductor's nRF7002 Wi-Fi 6 Companion IC, Now at Mouser, Supports Range of Wireless Protocols
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components™, is now stocking the nRF7002 Wi-Fi® 6 companion IC from Nordic Semiconductor. The nRF7002 Wi-Fi 6 companion IC is designed to be used alongside Nordic's existing nRF52® and nRF53®Series Bluetooth® Low Energy System-on-Chip (SoCs) and nRF9160 cellular IoT System-in-Package (SiP), as well as a wide range of non-Nordic host devices. The nRF7002 Wi-Fi 6 companion IC, available from Mouser, provides seamless Wi-Fi connectivity and Wi-Fi-based locationing (SSID sniffing of local Wi-Fi hubs). The ultra-low power device is ideal for a range of applications requiring reliable wireless connectivity, including battery-operated Wi-Fi products, smart city and smart agriculture applications, smart home devices, industrial sensors, medical devices and wearables, and asset tracking applications. With Wi-Fi 6, the nRF7002 device supports all Matter wireless protocols, Bluetooth LE for commissioning, Thread for low-power mesh, and Wi-Fi for high throughput. Matter is a connectivity standard for IoT devices which allows for communication across smart devices in the home or industrial setting. The Matter protocol is championed by Apple, Amazon, Google, Nordic Semiconductor, Samsung, and hundreds of other companies. The nRF7002 Wi-Fi 6 companion IC is designed for seamless coexistence with all protocols, including Bluetooth LE, Thread, and Zigbee. The nRF7002 Wi-Fi 6 companion IC is supported by the nRF7002-DK Wi-Fi 6 development kit. The nRF7002-DK includes an nRF5340 multiprotocol System-on-Chip as a host device for the nRF7002 IC. The development kit enables developers to use Wi-Fi 6 features including beamforming, OFDMA, and target wake time in their low-power Wi-Fi 6 applications. The nRF7002-DK development kit features Arduino-compatible headers, enabling easy expansion. To learn more about the nRF7002 Wi-Fi 6 companion IC, visit https://www.mouser.com/new/nordic-semiconductor/nordic-nrf7002-companion-ic/ To learn more about the Matter protocol, visit https://www.mouser.com/new/nordic-semiconductor/nordic-semiconductor-matter/
Avalue Launches EPM-1502 eDP to VGA Converter, Simplified Installation and Versatile Application
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and a Titanium member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, is excited to announce the launch of the EPM-1502. This eDP to VGA converter offers seamless connectivity between eDP-enabled devices and VGA monitors, simplifying installation and delivering an exceptional user experience. Quick Installation and Easy Expansion EPM-1502 eliminates the need for driver settings, providing a seamless experience when connecting to VGA monitors. With true plug-and-play functionality, it ensures effortless installation without the complexities of hardware setup. This not only reduces the cost of screen replacement or extensive redesign efforts but also saves users’ valuable time. Extend Operating Temperature and High Usability EPM-1502 features a compact and ruggedized design specifically designed to withstand extreme temperatures, with a wide operating temperature range of -40 to 85°C. Its ability to operate stably 24/7 in harsh environments makes it an ideal choice for industries such as industrial automation, manufacturing, and retail applications. In addition, EPM-1502 supports resolutions up to 1920x1200@60Hz with reduced blanking timing and compliance, providing users with a superior experience in terms of compatibility and ease of use. Product Longevity As a reliable industrial product, EPM-1502 provides long-term product availability and support. It has a standard lifetime of 7+ years and project-based availability of 10+ years. With all these benefits, the EPM-1502 is the best embedded DisplayPort converter for various industries. EPM-1502 Highlight Features l Input Interface: 40-Pin eDP Connector l Output Interface: DB-15 VGA Connector l Compliant with Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) specification version 1.3 l VGA output is compliant with VESA VSIS v1r2 specification. l Support VESA and CEA timing standards up to 1920x1200@60Hz with reduced blanking l Support analog RGB output for VGA with Triple 9-bit DAC up to 200MHz pixel rate For more information about Embedded Peripheral products, please visit www.avalue.com.tw, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org , a dedicated representative will get in touch with you.
Anritsu Introduces Modular 2-port VNAs that Combine Performance, Ease-of-Use and Cost Advantages at Frequencies Up to 43.5 GHz
Anritsu Company introduces the ShockLine™ ME7869A distributed modular 2-port vector network analyzers (VNAs) that can conduct long-distance full vector S-parameter measurements over wide distances of up to 100 meters. Three models – operating up to 8 GHz, 20 GHz, and 43.5 GHz, respectively – provide unprecedented cost-efficiency, flexibility, and ease-of-use to a variety of existing and emerging commercial and military antenna design applications. The ME7869A is configured with two MS46131A 1-port VNAs that can each be directly connected to the antenna under test (AUT). Cable length for each VNA module can be equal or different lengths, depending on the application. It eliminates the need for long RF coaxial cables that create high loss, and phase and magnitude instability. The unique design addresses the need to accurately and repeatably measure antennas over long distances, such as in anechoic chambers and antenna test ranges. Anritsu’s PhaseLync™ synchronization technology enables two MS46131A VNAs to phase synchronize with each other over the full 100-meter distance. PhaseLync improves dynamic range and measurement stability of S-parameter measurements by eliminating the need for long cables necessary with conventional benchtop VNAs. Another key benefit of the distributed modular VNA solution is the MN25132A control module, which greatly simplifies installation. It acts as a junction for the cables and supplies power to the two MS46131A VNAs. There is no need to attach separate power supplies to the two VNA heads. The control module also interfaces the two VNAs to a laptop configured with ShockLine software. Multiple Applications Supported The ShockLine ME7869A brings performance, cost, and simplicity benefits to any insertion loss application that requires long cable runs at frequencies up to 43.5 GHz compared to alternative expensive benchtop VNAs that require superior dynamic range. The ME7869A can be used in satellite, materials measurement, aerospace and defense, and signal integrity environments.
Authorized Distributor Mouser Electronics Spotlights Latest from Bourns in Circuit Protection, Transformers and More
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is shipping the latest innovations from Bourns®, a leading manufacturer of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, microelectronic modules, precision potentiometers and resistive products. Offering world-class solutions in virtually all industries, Mouser continues to expand its customers’ product development process by stocking more than 20,000 parts from Bourns. Additionally, Mouser.com hosts a growing collection of Bourns eBooks, resources and other technical content. Bourns PLN planar transformers are forward converter transformers designed for 48 W to 70 W Power over Ethernet (PoE) industrial applications, that require a low profile with a high power density, like battery management systems (BMS). Bourns PLN planar transformers, available from Mouser, operate at a switching frequency of 250 kHz and voltages from 5 V to 12 V with an output current from 4 A to 14 A, making them perfect for both power management and LED lighting applications. For high voltage applications, Bourns Model BID insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs), combine technology from a MOSFET gate and a bipolar transistor for high voltage/high current applications like switch-mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power sources (UPS) and power-factor correction (PFC). The Model BID IGBTs are thermally efficient, utilizing advanced trench-gate field-stop technology to provide greater control of dynamic characteristics, resulting in lowered collector-emitter saturation voltage and fewer switching losses. The Bourns MF-ASML/X low-resistance PPTC resettable fuses, also available from Mouser, utilize a proprietary freeXpansion™ design to increase performance with higher hold currents, higher voltages, and improved resistance stability in a small (0402) footprint. Designed to protect against both overcurrent and overtemperature events within space-constrained mobile applications, such as battery charging and USB port protection, the Bourns MF-ASML/X PPTC resettable fuses offer plug and play protection for PC motherboards as well. For high temperature environments, Bourns MF-FSHT PTC resettable fuses offer a 12 V voltage rating, up to 40 A input current rating, and a low profile (0603) design. MFFSHT fuses feature surface mount packaging for automated assembly, a maximum operating temperature rating of +125°C, and low thermal derating factor. The Bourns freeXpansion design increases fuse performance, making them ideal for industrial and other demanding applications required to operate at elevated temperatures. Partnering with Bourns since 2007, Mouser has received multiple top performance awards in recent years from Bourns, including e-Commerce Distributor of the Year award for 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2014 and 2012, as well as 2016 Distributor of the Year (Catalog Partner) in EMEA, 2012 European Distributor of the Year POS Growth Award, and the 2012 Asia Distributor of the Year POS Growth Award. To learn more about the wide selection of Bourns products available from Mouser Electronics, visit https://www.mouser.com/manufacturer/bourns/ To review the selection of Bourns eBooks, visit https://www.mouser.com/manufacturer/bourns/ebooks/
Anritsu Company Expands Frequency Range of Rubidium High-performance Analog Signal Generator Family
Anritsu Company has expanded its award-winning Rubidium™ high-performance analog signal generator family with the introduction of the MG36271A that covers 9 kHz to 70 GHz to meet the needs of emerging extremely high frequency designs. With industry-best signal purity, output power, and frequency stability, the MG36271A fills a void in the Q/V frequency band, providing significant benefits to aerospace and defense, test and measurement, communications, components, and research applications. The MG36271A brings the industry-leading performance of Rubidium to higher frequency applications. It has phase noise of -136 dBc/Hz (typical) and -140 dBc/Hz (measured) at 10 GHz and 10 kHz offset, and very low harmonics for unprecedented signal purity. With a robust output power of +9 dBm at 70 GHz, MG36271A addresses a range of measurement applications in the Q/V band. Rubidium’s frequency stability (Allan deviation) of 8x10E-12 per 100 seconds is derived from an atomic clock reference which is an order of magnitude superior than other signal generators that use an OCXO reference oscillator. As is the case with all Rubidium signal generators, the MG36271A offers an extensive set of modulation, frequency sweep, synchronization, and level control capabilities. Its modulation capabilities include AM, FM, phase and pulse to support simple to complex analog signal simulation requirements. In addition, the MG36271A offers comprehensive pulse generation capabilities to test pulse radars. All modulations can be driven by either internal or external signals. Housed in a 3U chassis, the Rubidium MG36271A has a 7-inch touch screen and traditional keypad/dial interface on the front panel. It features 4 USB 3.0 ports on the front panel, a GPIB port on the back panel, and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port. The MG36271A can be controlled remotely through standard IVI-C and IVI.NET drivers and via support of SCPI/Native commands. With addition of MG36271A model to the already existing MG36221A and MG36241A models, Rubidium high-performance analog signal generator family offers comprehensive frequency coverage from 9 kHz to 70 GHz.
Mouser Electronics Explores the Intersection of Smart-Home Tech with Matter Protocol in Empowering Innovation Together Series
Mouser Electronics Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components™, launches the next installment of their award-winning Empowering Innovation Together (EIT) series highlighting the Matter protocol. With this installment, Mouser brings together global technology experts from the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) and industry-leading manufacturers to explore all aspects of Matter, from market introduction to design specifications. With its widespread industry support from leading semiconductor manufacturers, including NXP Semiconductors, Silicon Labs, STMicroelectronics, Schneider Electric, Texas Instruments, Infineon Technologies, Nordic Semiconductor and Microchip Technology Inc., Matter promises to revolutionize smart home technology. In this installment, Mouser provides insights and resources to equip engineers and developers with the knowledge needed to design products that harness the power of this new standard. To review the enlightening new series, visit https://www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation/matter-protocol/. The Matter series features two new episodes of The Tech Between Us podcast, hosted by Mouser's Director of Technical Content Raymond Yin. In episodes part one and two, Yin is joined by Chris LaPré, Chief Technical Officer at the Connectivity Standards Alliance. The pair cover the market's introduction to Matter and explore the types of smart home devices compatible with the new standard. They also dive into the role the CSA plays with Matter and the future focus areas of interest. A third podcast, In Between the Tech, features an interview with Sujata Neidig, Director of Marketing for Wireless Connectivity at NXP Semiconductors. She'll discuss the types of hardware and software behind the Matter protocol, how it impacts manufacturers when it comes to product design and development, as well as what considerations engineers need to make when designing with Matter. "Matter provides an exciting and innovative way to connect manufacturers, engineers, and consumers through a unified protocol, " says Raymond Yin, Mouser Electronics' Director of Technical Content and host of The Tech Between Us podcast. "I'm thrilled to see and share how companies and individuals are helping create a world of interconnected devices that bring us together by utilizing the Matter standard." Through educational interviews, infographics, articles, webinars and blogs, this installment explores topics like how to choose a suitable System-on-Module (SoM) for integration, tips for using Matter in product development, tutorials on developing applications based on Matter and more. Episode co-sponsors include manufacturers Nordic Semiconductor, Schneider Electric, Texas Instruments, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Silicon Labs, Infineon Technologies and Microchip Technology Inc. Mouser's EIT program continues to deliver a variety of insightful content to complement the conversation on The Tech Between Us podcast. Following the Matter standard, the EIT series will further explore digital therapeutics, environmental sensors, Wi-Fi 7, and industrial machine vision. It will uncover the technical developments needed to keep pace with the evolving world, as well as highlight various new products in the marketplace. Established in 2015, Mouser's Empowering Innovation Together program is one of the industry's most recognized electronic component programs. To learn more, visit https://www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation/ and follow Mouser on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.