Samtec Releases RF047-A Cable Assembly
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Mouser Electronics New Product Insider: February 2020
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Mouser Electronics New Product Insider: January 2020
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. Over 800 semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers 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. In 2019, Mouser launched more than 4,700 new products ready for same-day shipment. Some of the 640 products introduced by Mouser last month include: • Analog Devices LiDAR Prototyping Platform The Analog Devices light detection and ranging (LiDAR) Prototyping Platform is a modular hardware and open-source software platform for 1D non-scanning LIDAR development in applications such as automotive, environmental, aerospace/defense, security, and industry 4.0. • NXP Semiconductors K32 L2 Microcontrollers NXP K32 L2 microcontrollers feature a low-power Arm® Cortex®-M0+ core, coupled with a rich set of power-optimized integrated peripherals. • ams TCS3408 Color Sensor The ams TCS3408 color sensor is an ultra-high sensitivity light-to-digital converter that features ambient light sensing (ALS); red, green, and blue (RGB) color sensing; and selective flicker detection. • Molex L1NK Connector System Molex L1NK connector system is a wire-to-board system that delivers up to 11 A through 2.50 mm or 3.96 mm pitch and offers superior design options for flexibility and efficient assembly. With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.
Western Digital Launches 6 New SanDisk Storage Solutions in Korea
On 30th, Western Digital held a press conference at the COEX InterContinental Hotel in Samsung-dong to unveil a large line of SanDisk mobile storage solutions for both professionals and consumers. The officials including Jo Won-seok, President of Western Digital Korea, and Shim Young-chul, General Manager of Korea Distribution Business at Western Digital Corp., attended the event. President Jo Won-seok first delivered a welcoming speech. "From professional photographers to smartphone users, many consumers around the world appreciate the outstanding performance, quality and reliability of SanDisk products. As a leader in the digital sector, we are constantly striving to showcase a range of new products that deliver the best performance and experience to meet the support of the consumers. We will strengthen our business while satisfying consumer needs with various brands such as SanDisk, WD, WD Black and G-Technology." Also, "Today's SanDisk Extreme Pro CF Express Card Type B is for professional photographers and videographers who need the latest technology to produce better content, including RAW 4K videos and files. To that end, Western Digital offers a broad portfolio that enables consumers and professionals to create, share and deliver content across a variety of devices and platforms. We are happy to introduce the innovation of Western Digital through this press conference." ▲ 6 new products were unveiled at the press conference on Western Digital's SanDisk storage solution. SanDisk Extreme PRO® CFexpress™ Card Type B SanDisk Extreme PRO® CFexpress™ Card Type B is based on next-generation NVMe technology, delivering the fastest speed of any Western Digital memory card. This product is for photographers and videographers who need cutting-edge technology to meet the growing demand for high-quality content. In addition, it supports continuous recording of RAW 6K video more than three times faster than its existing card format and improves workflow efficiency. 1TB SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-I Card The industry's fastest 1TB SDXC UHS-I card, 1TB SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-I Card, offers high performance for creators. A high-capacity SDXC card capable of recording speeds up to 90MB/s4 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording, optimized for seamless high-resolution 4K UHD video and continuous shooting mode. It also offers a transfer speed of up to 170MB/s4, allowing for quick editing after shooting. 1TB SanDisk Extreme PRO® microSDXC™ UHS-I Card 1TB SanDisk Extreme PRO® microSDXC™ UHS-I Card delivers up to 170MB/s4 reading speed and 90MB/s4 writing speed. It enables the capturing and transmission of a large amount of high-quality photos and videos such as 4K UHD and Full HD6 videos and high-resolution photos from smartphones, drones, and action cameras. Consumers can create content without worrying about capacity limitations or long delivery times. It also has A2 grade, the next generation application performance class for fast launching and loading time of applications. 2TB SanDisk Extreme PRO® Portable SSD By offering fast transfer speed of up to 1050MB/s based on its NVMe technology, Western Digital added the upgrade version with the capacity of 2TB for SanDisk Extreme PRO® Portable SSD series, which is high-performance series to help photographers improve workflow. The SanDisk Extreme PRO® Portable SSD allows photographers and videographers to transfer professional-quality videos and photos faster and edit them right inside the drive. 1TB SanDisk Ultra® Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C™ Flash Drive 1TB SanDisk Ultra® Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C™ Flash Drive is a new dual-connector drive available for the latest USB Type-C smartphones and laptops. With its sleek metal design and high-capacity drive, consumers can capture more photos and videos and transfer content freely between USB Type-C smartphones and tablets, laptops, and USB Type-A computers. Its ultra-small form factor, which can be attached to a key ring, provides a large capacity of 1TB, so that anytime, anywhere necessary content can be stored and managed. SanDisk Ultra® USB Type-C™ Flash Drive (CZ460) SanDisk Ultra® USB Type-C™ Flash Drive is a high-performance USB 3.1 Gen 1 flash drive designed for computers, smartphones and tablets with USB Type-C port 10. It features a slim sliding-type design with a capacity option of up to 256GB, a reading speed of up to 150MB/s, and a fast writing speed that can transfer a movie in 30 seconds. Moreover, the SanDisk SecureAccess™ software lets you keep your files safe and SanDisk Memory Zone™ app helps you manage data more easily.
KDPOF Demos First 25 Gb/s Automotive-grade Optical Network
KDPOF – leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – displayed the world’s first demonstration of an automotive-grade optical transmission system with 25 gigabits per second at the Automotive Ethernet Congress from February 12 to 13, 2020 in Munich, Germany. In his presentation, “Optical Multi-Gigabit Ethernet – on the Verge of Standardization and Implementation,” on February 13 at 14:30, Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF, showed details on the process for the new standard for multi-gigabit in automotive. It will enhance the existing 10GBASE-SR, which is the current standard by IEEE, to establish a communications channel in optical fiber at 10 Gb/s. “With technological leaps such as electrical vehicles, automated driving, and V2X interconnection rushing through, automotive applications, utilization, and safety requirements are boosting the necessary network speed tremendously,” explained Carlos Pardo. “Consequently, in-vehicle networks are on the brink of speeds from one to multiple gigabits per second.” IEEE 802.3 Automotive Optical Multi-Gigabit Standard With the approval of the IEEE 802.3 working group, a team of individuals affiliated with more than 15 key carmakers and components suppliers, including KDPOF, has started the standardization of an IEEE 802.3 Automotive Optical Multi-Gigabit Standard with strong support from the industry. The working group headed by Carlos Pardo (KDPOF) kicked off last summer. The first prototypes are projected by the end of 2021. The study group will evaluate the creation of an IEEE Ethernet standard for the automotive industry, with speeds starting at 2.5 Gb/s and going up to 25 or 50 Gb/s. The key advantages of the optical solution for specific applications using multi-gigabit speeds with in-vehicle connectivity are, among others, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) thanks to the inherent galvanic isolation, low weight, and low cost. Relevant use cases from different carmakers in Europe and the USA incorporate the comprehensive features and benefits of the optical network technology. Use cases include the interconnectivity of telematics control modules, redundant and safe backbones for autonomous driving architectures, and advanced driver assist system (ADAS) sensors. Key leading optoelectronic, connector, and wire harness vendors worldwide are prepared and already provide a well-supplied and competitive market with all the new components needed for multi-gigabit in the car: Physical Layer (PHY), Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT), fibers, connectors, and light sources. The technology will be scalable in order to enable even higher data rates such as 50 and 100 Gbps in the future. By combining optimization in all areas of the new standard, the right balance of complexity and cost among all parts (CMOS IC, VCSEL, PD, ferrules, sleeves, cable, in-line connection technology, optics, and lenses, etc.) can be achieved in order to deliver the lowest cost, most reliable, and highly scalable solution to the automotive market.
Coilcraft Introduces High Voltage Molded Power Inductors
Coilcraft has expanded its market-proven XEL Family of high-performance, molded power inductors to include three new higher-voltage series: the XEL401xV, XEL4020V and XEL4030V. All three offer operating voltage ratings of 120 V, 50% higher than the standard versions. They also offer exceptionally low DC resistance and ultra-low AC losses for greater power converter efficiency at high frequencies (2 to 5+ MHz) and high ripple current. XEL40xxV Family inductors measure just 4.0 x 4.0 mm with a maximum height of 3.2 mm and feature a rugged, composite construction that provides magnetic shielding and minimizes audible buzzing. The XEL401xV Series is available in six inductance values from 92 to 780 nH, with current ratings up to 24.0 Amps. The XEL4020V Series has 10 values from 0.08 to 2.2 µH and current ratings up to 33.2 Amps. The XEL4030V Series is offered in 13 values from 0.10 to 6.8 µH and current ratings up to 30.0 Amps. All models offer soft saturation characteristics to withstand high current spikes. They are qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 1 (−40°C to +125°C) standards and exhibit no thermal aging issues, making them ideal for automotive and other harsh-environment applications. They also feature RoHS-compliant, tin-silver-over-copper terminations and are halogen free. About Coilcraft Headquartered outside of Chicago in Cary, Illinois, Coilcraft is a leading global supplier of magnetic components including high performance RF chip inductors, power magnetics and filters. In addition to a large selection of standard components, Coilcraft also designs and builds custom magnetics to fit a customer’s exact electrical requirements. Engineers and buyers consider Coilcraft a preferred supplier because of its reputation for quality, reliable delivery, engineering support and the superior performance of our products. In independent surveys, engineers consistently rank Coilcraft the number one magnetics company they would recommend to a friend.
Schneider Electric announces Preventa XPS Universal safety modules, providing differentiated diagnostics for hardwired architectures
Schneider Electric has launched the Preventa XPS Universal safety modules series, which is raising the performance of safety modules for handling single safety functions in hardwired architectures on a new level. Preventa XPS Universal combines the simplicity of application of hardwired safety modules with a diversity of messages, which has required in the past more complex and expensive fieldbus technology. With a simple point-to-point connection between the smart solid-state output of the modules and a digital input of a PLC via a simple wire, Preventa XPS Universal safety modules can send more than 40 different messages.(depending on the type) With a smart auxiliary output the safety modules moreover provide information about coming test cycles and the amount of remaining cycles before reaching end of life time. How does it work? The Preventa XPS Universal safety modules send modulated signals to the machine controller. The machine builder includes two function blocks in the machine controller’s program for decoding the signals. A library provides function blocks for all programming systems of Schneider Electric’s controllers and for the programming systems of the most common controllers on the market. This makes Preventa XPS Universal safety modules the first choice for a broad range of simple to mid-complex machines: Easy to use, since the integration is still basing on hardwired connections and no fieldbus is needed. Nevertheless, the modules provide a reply on the demand for more differentiated diagnostics information and approaches for predictive maintenance. Each reference of the safety module family is adaptable to several safety functions. The selection of functionality can be done with fingers or a screw driver, turning rotary switches on the front. This multi-functionality is resulting in a reduced number of types to cover a broad range of safety functions, simplifying the spare part logistics and the documentation of a machine. As usual at Schneider Electric for safety devices, Certified Safety Chain Solutions are available as well for Preventa XPS Universal safety modules. Schneider Electric´s Certified Safety Chain Solutions are applications examples, including an application architecture and the documentation. This helps to reliably create defined safety functions and to speed up the development of safe machines. Some technical features of Preventa XPS Universal safety module series: • Protection against unintended changes: Transparent sealable flap in front face to cover the selector switches from manipulation. • Easy installation : Side connection for extension unit, no need for external wiring (except XPSUAB and XPSUEP). • Wide time delay selection: Time delay selectable from 0.1 to 900 seconds for low and high inertia machines. • Compact modules, flexible mounting: 22.5 and 45 mm width, DIN-rail or direct wall mounting (IP40 housing, IP20 terminals). • Only 2 supply variants for all references: 24V AC/DC + wide range power supply 48…240V AC/DC • Removable screw and spring terminal variants for all references
Nuvoton Introduces NuMicro® M2351SF – A Secure Storage MCU for Multi-Segments
Nuvoton Technology Corporation, a leading microcontroller platform solution provider, debuting a new NuMicro® M2351SF chip based on M2351 IoT security MCUs and Winbond TrustME® W77F Secure Flash. The M2351 Series, the first Arm® Cortex®, -M23 based MCU that has been both PSA Certified™ Level 1 and PSA Functional API Certified. The M2351SF is better enhanced for its secure storage inside by stacking the Winbond W77F Secure Flash solution. Trust is essential for the in-developing trillion connected devices, and secure storage is one of the significant required security features. The M2351SF provides an enhanced security level of much bigger secure storage for code and data for different applications. Cybersecurity is depending on mutual authentication through the end-to-end sides with IoT cloud services. To achieve the security goal, it needs a range of robust solutions including trusted boot, various keys, credentials, certificates, secure over-the-air updates for firmware and software. With the use of Winbond’s Secure Flash solution, M2351SF can well protect code and data of a microcontroller from reducing vulnerability exposures. The Secure Flash is indeed encrypted storage for valuable assets of applications, such as biometric data, certificate authority (CA) data, system log, etc. Furthermore, the M2351SF uses a unique binding approach in between the MCU and Secure Flash together with internal connecting by encrypted SPI bus interface to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability for digital assets of a microcontroller. The MCU system developers can easily design applications for security assurance demanding markets like Secure Industries, Smart Home, Smart City, and Smart Things as well as any other potential embedded devices. In addition to the enhanced security of MCU storage, the M2351SF remains to keep all the security features with the M2351 Series, covering Armv8-M TrustZone®, Execute Only Memory (XOM), Cryptographic Hardware Accelerators, Secure Debug, system-level tamper detection pins, and all software tools for application development are same with M2351 Series. Major features of NuMicro® M2351SF Secure Storage Security • 4 Mbytes Flash memory density • Package dimension is the same with M2351 Series (LQFP-64) • Countermeasures against a side-channel attack, unauthorized operations against attacks of reply, rollback, man-in-the-middle, sniffering, and fault injection during data transferring between the MCU and Flash memories TrustZone Security and Low Power • TrustZone® for Armv8-M based on Cortex®-M23 CPU • Low-power consumption with LDO or DC-DC power supply
Samtec and REFLEX CES Launch New 448 Gbps (16 x 28 Gbps) Embedded Optical Development Platform at SC19
Samtec Inc. and REFLEX CES, a leading European-based provider of custom embedded systems and high-end FPGA COTS boards, proudly announce a new embedded optical development platform at SC19. This new solutions combines the latest FPGA solutions from REFLEX CES with the FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ from Samtec. The Sargon Stratix<sup>®</sup> 10 FPGA FMC+ Instant Development KitThe Sargon Stratix® 10 FPGA FMC+ Instant Development Kit from REFLEX CES provides FPGA developers the best out-of-the-box experience, combining the best in class compact hardware platform with the most efficient intuitive software environment. Its unique install allows an immediate start, and its reference designs enable fast turn-around designs, shortening and securing developments. Target markets include High Performance Computing and IP & ASIC Prototyping. Samtec’s 25/28 Gbps FireFly FMC+ Development Kit provides up to 448 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth over 16 channels from an FPGA to an industry-standard multi-mode fiber optic cable or optical loopbacks. The FireFly optical engines can support cable lengths up to 100 m. The module supports Data Center, HPC and FPGA-to-FPGA protocols including Ethernet, InfiniBand™, Fibre Channel and Aurora. “The combination of FPGA expertise from REFLEX CES and optical connectivity from Samtec offers designers easy-to-use development platforms, “said Eric Penain, Chief Business Officer for REFLEX CES. “Our unique partnerships with the leading FPGA and interconnect vendors enable unique solutions in industries ranging from AI and FinTech to ASIC emulation and IP development.” “Optical connectivity continues to grow inside and outside the data center,” said Matt Burns, Technical Marketing Manager for Samtec, Inc. “Samtec’s optical FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ offers an ideal solution for mid-board optical connectivity in High Speed Communications, Mil/Aero, Medical Vision, FPGA emulation and a number of other applications” The demonstration will be conducted in Booth 343 at SC19 at the at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from November 18-21, 2019. The respective kits are available from REFLEX CES, Samtec and their authorized distributors. For more information, please contact the technical experts at REFLEX CES (email@example.com) or Samtec (FireFlyTPS@samtec.com).
New Compact, High-efficiency Power Inductors Optimized for 48 V Automotive Applications
Cary, IL, USA — Coilcraft’s new AGM2222 Series power inductors offer current ratings up to 110 Amps and very low DCR in a package measuring just 22 X 22 X 23 mm, a 73% volume reduction from previous-generation products. This significant improvement in power density makes the AGM2222 ideal for high-current applications including automotive bi-directional 12 V – 48 V DC-DC converters. The AGM2222 Series is available in 13 inductance values from 1.9 to 10 µH. It is qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 1 (-40°C to 125°C ambient), making it ideal for automotive and other high-temperature applications. Soft saturation is stable over temperature and enables high peak current handling. Magnetic shielding reduces EMI at high switching frequencies. Like all Coilcraft products, complete technical specifications and free evaluation samples of the AGM2222 Series are available at www.coilcraft.com. Parts are available from stock and can be ordered on-line at buy.coilcraft.com or by calling a local Coilcraft sales office.
QNAP Launches Dual Port 16Gb/32Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Cards
Taipei, Taiwan, October 17, 2019 – To meet market demands for reliable and low-latency Fibre Channel (FC) SAN, QNAP® Systems, Inc. has launched two in-house developed Fibre Channel expansion cards: the QXP-16G2FC and QXP-32G2FC. The dual-port FC cards feature high performance, reliable, secure, and energy efficient FC connectivity with QXP-16G2FC and QXP-32G2FC respectively supporting 16Gb FC and 32Gb FC connection speeds. A QNAP NAS with a QNAP FC card can be easily added to an existing FC SAN environment, providing enterprises affordable high-performing storage and backup. “FC SAN are generally closed network environments that often require costly devices with limited deployment flexibility to set up,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “By integrating QNAP NAS protocols with Fibre Channel, users can add QNAP NAS to their existing FC SAN environment more affordably than with SAN devices, while satisfying applications that require low latency, high reliability, and fast data transfers, such as in financial services, data centers, and film or television industries.” Users can install a QNAP FC expansion card into a QNAP NAS’s PCIe slot and then configure a Fibre Channel target using the QTS iSCSI & Fibre Channel app, while leveraging QTS’s rich business features, including advanced LUN snapshot protection, auto-tiering (Qtier), SSD cache acceleration, hybrid cloud backup solution (HBS), and more to make storage applications more efficient. The QNAP NAS performs as a unified storage solution that provides SAN, NAS, and cloud storage features with better cost-effectiveness and application flexibility. QNAP FC expansion cards support business-class QNAP NAS running on QTS 4.4.1 (or later) operating system.
Avalue high-performance SOM provide AIoT solutions in harsh environment
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. Endeavoring to develop industrial-grade computers, Avalue has invested massive R&D manpower and resources into a series of solutions to meet burgeoning growth in AIoT market, creating a win-win situation. Avalue’s high-quality SOM (System on Module) take the modular concept to a whole new level, effectively shortening the R&D timeline, facilitating the development of compatible products that adapt to harsh environment, helping customers create infinite possibilities. Featuring high-performance capability, stability, expandability, low power consumption and modularity, SOM satisfies vertical industry and AIoT applications. Avalue SOM is comprehensive, encompassing different COM Express Types (Type 6 and Type 10) and sizes (mini, compact and basic), and even smaller size Qseven, and evaluation carrier boards and SMARC. Applicable to different environments, Avalue SOM is small and fanless, operate at wide temperature range, feature customized BIOS, low-power-consumption Intel Atom processor, high performance multicore Core i processor, and ARM and AMD platforms. Based on PICMG Standards, signal sources are sufficiently provided for DDI, PCI Express, SATA, USB, SMBus, LPC and DIO, meeting the requirements of various types of carrier boards, allowing customers to adopt and use easily. Shortens R&D timeline, suitable for vertical industry applications SOM is especially suitable for vertical industry applications, including human machine interface for industrial measurement, military industry, transportation, smart healthcare, industrial automation, gambling market, multimedia system, smart surveillance and interactive digital signage. Years of extensive experience has enabled Avalue to provide customers with the best solutions for market applications. For instance, ESM-APLM with its Intel® Apollo Lake Type 10 form-factor and mini size COM Express is suitable for industrial automation and train cabin applications; ESM-KBLU with its Intel® seventh generation Kaby Lake-U Type 6 form-factor and compact size COM Express is suitable for the military industry and smart healthcare which require low power consumption and high performance operation; ESM-CFH with its Intel® eighth/ninth generation Coffee Lake-H Type 6 form-factor and basic size COM Express is suitable for the gambling market and multimedia entertainment use which require multi-core operation and powerful processing. Product development in every industry has to undergo a series of complex processes, including stringent designing, repeated testing and mechatronic integration, and cost and resources have to be spent every generation change. However, using Avalue SOM for product development allows flexible upgrade, and fast and painless product change. Moreover, SOM products have life circle of over 10 years, providing the longest product lifetime.
QNAP Introduces QXG-10G2T-107, a Dual-port 5-Speed 10GBASE-T NICfor NAS or PC
Taipei, Taiwan, September 3, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today introduced the new QXG-10G2T-107, a dual-port PCI Express (PCIe) 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T™ NIC that supports 5 network speeds. It can be installed in a compatible QNAP NAS or a Windows®/Linux® PC with PCIe 2.0 x4 slots, providing organizations or individuals with a flexible and economical 10GbE network connectivity solution. The QXG-10G2T-107 uses the Aquantia® AQtion AQC107S Ethernet controller that supports 10/5/2.5/1Gbps and 100Mbps network speeds. The RJ45 connector design also allows users to use existing cables. Transmission speeds can reach up to 5Gbps when using CAT-5e cables, or up to 10Gbps when using CAT 6 (or advanced versions) cables, unleashing the full potential of the QXG-10G2T-107. “As 10GbE network environment becomes more common, QNAP continues to deliver cost-effective 10GbE solutions,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Following QNAP’s release of the single-port Multi-Gig QXG-10G1T NIC, the newly rolled out dual-port QXG-10G2T-107 NIC also leverages Aquantia Ethernet controller to offer Multi-Gig transfer rates, helping users to easily upgrade their PCs or NAS systems with 10Gbps capability to accommodate intensive data transfer and boost productivity of team collaboration and personal workflows.” Windows and Linux users can download drivers from NIC manufacturer Aquantia’s website. Using the QXG-10G2T-107 in a QNAP NAS requires QTS 4.3.6 or later. Additionally, QNAP is offering 15% discount on popular PCIe network cards featuring Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 Lx SmartNIC - the 25GbE QXG-25G2SF-CX4 and 10GbE QXG-10G2SF-CX4 network NICs. Both cards can be installed in a NAS or PC, and support iSER (iSCSI Extension for RDMA) to offload CPU workloads and optimize VMware® virtualization performance.
Coilcraft Releases Two New Low-profile 0402-sized Chip Inductors
Cary, IL, USA — Coilcraft has introduced two new series of low-profile wirewound chip inductors: the 0402CT Series and the 0402FL Series. The 0402CT Series features a ceramic core and has a maximum height of just 0.45 mm — a 30% lower profile than competitive products. Offered in 23 inductance values from 1.2 to 56 nH (with, 5%, 3% or 2% tolerance), the 0402CT provides excellent Q Factor performance – up to 84 at 2.4 GHz. It also offers self-resonant frequencies as high as 27.5 GHz and current ratings up to 2.3 Amps (Irms). The ferrite-core 0402FL Series has a maximum height of 0.55 mm and is offered in 16 inductance values from 20 to 560 nH. It is ideal for use as a one-pole filter or RF choke in cellular bands, and can be used in both mobile and infrastructure equipment. The 0402FL’s ferrite construction provides high current handling — up to 1.3 Amps (Irms) — with extremely low DCR. Both the 0402CT and 0402FL feature RoHS compliant, matte tin over nickel over silver-platinum-glass frit terminations and withstand a maximum reflow temperature of 260°C. Like all Coilcraft products, complete technical specifications and free evaluation samples of the 0402CT and 0402FL Series are available at www.coilcraft.com. Parts are available from stock and can be ordered on-line at buy.coilcraft.com or by calling a local Coilcraft sales office.
QNAP Launches Cost-Effective TVS-x72N Series NAS Featuring 5GbE/2.5GbE Connectivity, Intel Core i3 Processors, and SSD Caching
Taipei, Taiwan, August 28, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today launched the new TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS series, powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processors and features a 5GBASE-T port to deliver transfer speeds up to five times faster than Gigabit Ethernet, making 4K video transfer, display, and editing smooth and streamlined. The TVS-x72N comes with two built-in M.2 SSD slots for enabling SSD caching, features HBS 3 with data deduplication for faster data backup and recovery, and provides cloud storage gateway functions to create a cost-effective hybrid cloud storage environment. “With computers and networking devices now widely supporting Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), the common Ethernet networking speed has increased from 1 Gigabit (GbE) to 2.5 GbE and 5 GbE,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding, “Users can add the TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS that offers four transfer speeds to their network environment to optimize their network storage usage experience.” The TVS-x72N comes in 6-bay and 8-bay models and features powerful 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processors. In addition to supporting 2.5-inch SSDs for SSD caching, the TVS-x72N provides two M.2 SSD slots for installing PCIe Gen 3 x2 NVMe SSDs (M.2 SSDs are sold separately). Users can also add M.2 SSDs by installing QNAP’s QM2 expansion card via the PCIe expansion slot. These multiple SSD configuration methods coupled with QNAP cloud storage gateway functions, making the TVS-x72N a network gateway between local and cloud storage spaces for seamless cloud backup while also allows users to benefit from low-latency, high-performance cloud storage access. The TVS-x72N comes with Intel® UHD Graphics 630 to enable triple-channel 4K H.264 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding and features an HDMI 2.0 output that supports 4K resolution (3,840x2,160 pixels) at 60Hz, providing great benefits for applications that manage high-resolution images. The TVS-x72N also allows direct playback of NAS-based multimedia content on high-definition displays. Powered by QTS, the TVS-x72N series provides feature-rich functions, including the HBS 3 data backup and recovery solution, which incorporates QuDedup technology that deduplicates data at the source to reduce storage space and time spent on comprehensive multiple version backups; block-based snapshot protection to effectively mitigate ransomware threats; and the ability to host multiple virtual machines and containerized applications. Additionally, the QVR Pro app can help users deploy a professional yet affordable video surveillance system (with 8 free IP camera channels), and QuMagie integrates an AI algorithm for more intuitive and streamlined photo management. Key Specifications • TVS-672N-i3-4G: 6-bay, Intel® Core™ i3-8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor, 4 GB RAM (2 GB x2) • TVS-872N-i3-8G: 8-bay, Intel® Core™ i3-8100T quad-core 3.1 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x2) Tower model; dual-channel SODIMM DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 32 GB); hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps bays; 2x M.2 2280 PCIe (Gen 3 x2, 2 GB/s) NVMe SSD slots; 1x 5GBASE-T RJ45 (5G/2.5G/1G/100M) LAN port, 2x Gigabit LAN ports; 2x PCle slots; 1x HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz) output; 1x Type-A USB 3.0 port, 2x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps ports, 2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps ports; 1x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack, 1x 3.5mm line-out audio jack; 1x built-in speaker
KDPOF Will Demo Galvanic Isolation of Gigabit Ethernet POF at IEEE-SA Technology Day and ELIV VDI Congress
KDPOF proudly announces that the first application of a Battery Management System (BMS) based on optical connectivity will soon go into production. "We are delighted that by the end of 2019, the first carmaker will start assembly of a battery management system with POF connectivity," stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. "Due to its inherent galvanic isolation, POF perfectly solves the electrical and interference challenges of new powertrain architectures for electric and autonomous driving." In battery management systems, galvanic isolation is necessary between primary and secondary systems due to hazardous high voltages and noise isolation. Further applications that rely on the inherent Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of POF are Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) modules. For ISA, KDPOF and ALPS have developed a concept for an LTE-A telematics control module with POF links to the central communications hub in order to avoid interference with the smart antenna receivers. KDPOF's GEPOF transceiver KD1053 provides high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time. KDPOF will present their optical Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity with high electromagnetic compatibility at IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day on September 24-25, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and ELIV (ELectronics In Vehicles) International VDI Congress on October 16-17, 2019 in Bonn, Germany.
Faster surfing with the first small cell antennas for 5G
Telekom is preparing its network for the introduction of 5G small cell antennas. To achieve this, it is working with HUBER+SUHNER, the specialist for electrical and optical connectivity. The Swiss company has developed five small cell antennas for Telekom that support 4G and 5G frequencies. The SENCITY Urban antennas cover the frequency range from 1.7 to 4.2 GHz. Small cells are small amplifiers for the mobile communication network. They enable the targeted expansion of data throughput in locations where a large number of customers are on the move or surfing. The new small cell antennas are initially operating in Telekom’s 4G network. Once the 5G spectrum is available, the small cells can be upgraded to 5G in just a few simple steps. SENCITY Urban antennas will be used for the first time in Kiel, Lüneburg, Osnabrück, Munich and Mülheim. In the future, small cells will play an increased role in Telekom’s network. Within the area they cover, they provide a significant increase in data capacity. Currently, up to an additional 150 Mbps. The new antenna types from HUBER+SUHNER feature MIMO technology (Multiple Input Multiple Output), which enables a further increase in quality. This technology uses multiple antennas – both on the transmitter and in the receiving device – to provide higher data throughput. “Small cell antennas are a key element of our expansion strategy. The new antennas enable us to provide targeted coverage of squares and streets. This will enable us to create more capacity in the inner cities and thus further optimise our network,” says Walter Goldenits, Head of Technology at Telekom Deutschland. “One great additional benefit of the antennas from our Swiss partner is the flexible handling: we can switch over to 5G in just a few simple steps.” “It was a challenge to develop small cell antennas that support both 4G and 5G technology, and with a small footprint that enables them to be integrated properly into the cityscape,” says Claudia Bartholdi, Product Manager at HUBER+SUHNER.“The SENCITY Urban antennas boast optimised performance and enable flexible installation, which enables the network within urban areas to be switched over to 5G with ease.” The small cell antennas from HUBER+SUHNER can be installed on public telephone boxes, bus stops, walls or lighting installations. Different types of antennas and housings are available to meet specific needs. These include omnidirectional antennas for market places and directional antennas for narrow streets. Small cells are required to provide future 4G and 5G coverage in urban areas. In combination with traditional mast locations, small cells provide the network coverage and capacity needed to support an ever-increasing number of wireless devices. SENCITY Urban antennas are very compact and can be easily installed in existing infrastructures. This saves space and enables high-performance future networks.
Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ high memory bandwidth MPSoC module
With the Mercury+ XU9 MPSoC module, FPGA specialist Enclustra presents the sixth SOM family based on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC from Xilinx. To achieve the highest possible memory bandwidth, it is equipped with two memory banks: a 64-bit wide DDR4 SDRAM (up to 4 GBytes) connected to the PL and a 72-bit DDR4 ECC SDRAM (up to 8 GBytes) connected to the PS. Thus, the module achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 38.4 GByte/sec. In order to transport the data to be processed into and out of the module as quickly as possible, 20 multi-gigabit transceivers with a data transmission rate of up to 15 Gbit/sec each are available. In addition to the usual standard interfaces such as two Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 ports, dedicated interfaces like DisplayPort, SATA, as well as SGMII are available on the 74 × 54 mm small module. The Mercury+ XU9 is also populated with a 16 GByte eMMC and a 64 MByte QSPI Flash. Both the processing system and the FPGA matrix have PCIe® connections. The Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC is manufactured in a 16 nm FinFET+ process and has 6 ARM® cores: four 64 bit ARM Cortex™-A53 with a clock frequency of up to 1333 MHz and a 533 MHz fast 32 bit ARM® dual core Cortex™-R5. The processors are supported by a Mali™-400MP2 GPU and a H.264/H.265 video codec (EV variants). - Reference design and Linux at the push of a button Enclustra offers a broad design-in support for their products. With the Mercury+ PE1-300 or Mercury+ PE1-400 base boards, the Mercury+ XU9 can be a powerful development and prototyping platform. Enclustra also offers a comprehensive ecosystem for the XU9, offering all required hardware, software and support materials. The Mercury+ PE1 base board is a complete development platform; detailed documentation and reference designs make it easy to get started, in addition to the user manual, user schematics, a 3D-model, PCB footprints and differential I/O length tables. The Enclustra Build Environment can be used to compile Linux for the Enclustra SoC modules with integrated ARM processors very smoothly. The module and base board are selected by a graphical interface. After that, the Enclustra Build Environment downloads the appropriate Bitstream, First Stage Boot Loader (FSBL) and the required source code. Finally, U-Boot, Linux and the root file system based on BusyBox are compiled. Thanks to the family concept with compatible connectors, different types of modules can be used on the same base board. If for example, an ARM processor is not required, the Mercury+ KX2 FPGA module can be used on the same base board instead.
QNAP Releases QTS 4.4.1 Beta 4 Version, Delivering Optimal User Experience and Quality, Reliable Services
Taipei, Taiwan, August 16, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today released QTS 4.4.1 beta 4, the latest version of the acclaimed QNAP NAS operating system. QTS 4.4.1 beta 4 has added many useful features, including a list of improvements and enhancements from the previous version. Starting from today, QNAP NAS users will receive QTS 4.4.1 beta 4 update. New Features Control Panel - Multimedia Console ▷ Replaced Multimedia Management with Multimedia Console, which integrates media indexing, transcoding, thumbnail generation, and content management, allowing users to manage multimedia applications and services more efficiently. Multimedia Console also provides the following features: ▷ Browse content in various multimedia applications in Content Management after adding folders as content sources ▷ Monitor the status of all multimedia applications and services ▷ Configure content sources for Qsirch advanced photo indexing File Station ▷ File Station now supports converting Apple iWork file formats to Microsoft Office file formats using CloudConvert. ▷ Added support for restoring QDFF files and folders with HBS 3 in File Station. PostgreSQL ▷ Added support for PostgreSQL 11.4. Desktop ▷ Changed the password requirements to enhance system security. Storage Management ▷ Added support for Marvell QLogic Fibre Channel host bus adapters for the following NAS models: TS-832X, TS-432XU, TS-432XU-RP, TS-832XU, TS-832XU-RP, TS-1232XU, TS-1232XU-RP, and TS-1635AX Enhancement QTS Security ▷ "IP Access Protection" is enabled by default for the SSH, Telnet, and HTTP(S) protocols to enhance system security. Fixed Issues ▷ Users could not wake the NAS using Wake-on-LAN in Qfinder Pro after updating QTS to 4.4.1.0978 build 20190626. ▷ The system fan speeds on the TVS-682 would increase abnormally after users updated QTS from 4.3.6 to 4.4.1. ▷ Storage & Snapshots would change the volume names on the TR-004 expansion enclosure after users updated QTS to 4.4.1. ▷ Dashboard would not display the fan information of the QM2-2S expansion card after users updated QTS to 4.4.1. ▷ The "create folder" and "upload" icons would disappear from the toolbar in File Station when users browsed subfolders. ▷ The Marvell Qlogic QLE2562-CK Fibre Channel host bus adapter could not successfully connect to the NAS. ▷ Qfiling could not decrypt files encrypted in File Station with passwords containing multibyte characters, or vice versa. ▷ Users could not replace disks one by one for a legacy volume after updating QTS to 4.4.1.