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Mouser Electronics Examines Power Management in Latest from Empowering Innovation Together Series
Mouser Electronics Inc. today released the second installment of the 2021 series of its award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program and The Tech Between Us podcast. The series’ second episode, available on the Mouser website, Alexa, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Spotify, explores power management and the potential behind wide bandgap technology. Mouser Electronics Examines Power Management in Latest from Empowering Innovation Together Series Each month, the series brings a closer look to industry-changing technologies shaping modern society, and encompasses a timely collection of podcasts, videos, blogs, articles and infographics that center around today’s key tech trends. In this episode, Raymond Yin, Mouser’s Director of Technical Content, is joined by Steven Shackell, ON Semiconductors’ Product Line Manager for Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride, for a conversation about current wide bandgap devices. As they define what makes a semiconductor “wide bandgap,” the pair shares more about the technology’s applications, benefits and limitations for power management design. “This latest installment of the EIT program presents engineers with what the future may hold for power management technology,” says Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. “As demand for energy increases, wide bandgap offers significant opportunities for further improvement in power efficiency, positioning it as the future of semiconductors.” Future tech topics in the 2021 EIT series following power management will delve deeper into artificial intelligence, automation and more, and review new product technologies like sensors and RF and wireless. The program spotlights various new product developments and unveils the technical developments required to stay up-to-date with new trends in the marketplace. The second installment of the 2021 Empowering Innovation Together program is sponsored by Mouser’s valued manufacturer partners Infineon Technologies, ON Semiconductor and Wolfspeed. 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 and Twitter.
Mouser Electronics New Product Insider:Over 3,000 New Parts Added in April 2021
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 1,100 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. - October 2020 Product Insider In April, Mouser launched 3,069 new parts for shipment to customers. Some of those innovative new components and technologies include: Texas Instruments TMS570LS1227 16/32-Bit RISC Flash Microcontroller The TI TMS570LS1227 is an automotive-grade solution ideal for high-performance real-time control applications with safety-critical requirements. The microcontroller family provides advanced safety architecture that includes dual CPUs in lockstep, CPU and memory BIST logic, ECC on both the flash and the data SRAM, and many more features. STMicroelectronics Wireless Connectivity Solutions ST’s wireless connectivity solutions are a portfolio of wireless technologies that feature specific communication ranges, power efficiencies, latencies, bandwidths, and networking topologies. The portfolio covers the widest range of connectivity, including sub-1GHz long-range networking devices (enabling LoRaWAN®, Sigfox, and Wireless M-Bus connectivity), 60 GHz short-range millimeter-wave RF, Bluetooth® Low Energy, 802-15-4, OpenThread, LTE Cat 1, and Narrowband IoT. TE Connectivity NTSEAL 20-Position Connectors TE’s NTSEAL 20-position connectors provide flexible, robust wire-to-wire connectivity in a compact format for harsh environments with extreme temperatures and engine-level vibrations. Applications include wire-to-wire, panel/bulkhead mount, engine, chassis, after-treatment, and automation. ROHM Semiconductor BM6437xS-VA 600V IGBT Intelligent Power Modules The BM6437xS-VA Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs) integrate gate drivers, bootstrap diodes, IGBTs, and flywheel diodes. To see more of New Product Insider highlights, visit https://www.mouser.com/newproductinsider As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.
Mouser Electronics Meets Design Engineers’ Needs with Expansive Portfolio of ON Semiconductor Products
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is a global authorized distributor of products from ON Semiconductor, a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions driving energy-efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. With over 21,000 ON Semiconductor products in stock, Mouser offers an ever-broadening selection of the manufacturer’s newest semiconductor solutions, adding new products every day. Mouser Electronics Meets Design Engineers’ Needs with Expansive Portfolio of ON Semiconductor Products This year, Mouser and ON Semiconductor celebrate 15 years of partnership and success. Throughout this history, the global distributor has received several top awards for exceptional performance from ON Semiconductor, including two consecutive Global Distributor of the Year awards. The following are just a few of the popular ON Semiconductor products available from Mouser: ON Semiconductor offers a complete portfolio of USB Type-C and Power Delivery (PD) solutions, including host and device controllers, cable markers, and protection switches. Suitable for end products such as mobile chargers, power adapters, notebook and desktop PCs, mobile phones, and tablets, the portfolio also includes AEC-Q101-qualified and PPAP-capable options specifically engineered and qualified for automotive industry applications. SuperFET® III MOSFETs are high-voltage, super-junction N-channel MOSFETs designed to meet the high power density, system efficiency, and exceptional reliability requirements of telecom, server, electric vehicle (EV) charger, and solar products. ON Semiconductor’s wide-bandgap silicon carbide (SiC) portfolio of 650V and 1200V diodes, 650V and 1200V IGBT and SiC diode Power Integrated Modules (PIMs), and more offer highest efficiency, faster-operating frequency, increased power density, reduced EMI, and reduced system size and cost. In addition to offering a broad selection of ON Semiconductor products, Mouser is proud to sponsor the 2021 ON Semiconductor Power Webinar. At each of the 10 single-day webinar events, occurring throughout May and June 2021, engineers can experience an information-packed presentation that brings together technical knowledge, advanced power supply concepts, and design principles with “hands-on” real-world application examples.
SMPM Solutions: Ganged, Cable-to-Board, and Board-to-Board
Samtec has released a family of SMPM products designed to support demands of emerging technologies where space is limited and a high operating frequency up to 65 GHz is required. Samtec offers ganged, multi-port solutions in both cable-to-board and board-to-board applications. Standard SMPM connectors with bullet adaptors, and cable assemblies using .047" and .086" cable, are also available and offer a maximum VSWR of 1.40 or better. For more information, please visit www.samtec.com/SMPM
EVK9351AUT Accelerates Project Launch for Optical Gigabit Connectivity
leading supplier for gigabit connectivity over fiber optics – presents the new extensive evaluation kit EVK9351AUT for a quick and easy project launch of optical gigabit connectivity in vehicles. “Our new EVK9351AUT equips carmakers, suppliers, and test houses to fully evaluate the KDPOF automotive transceivers KD9351 and KD1053 for automotive optical 1000BASE-RHC PHY implementation,” explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “We thus support our recently announced new integrated KD9351 Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT) for comprehensive evaluation.” The platform provides all the functional and performance evaluation capabilities requested by automotive OEMs, Tier1s, and test houses. It therefore enables product designers to successfully evaluate KDPOF’s technology and shorten the time-to-market. The new KD9351, in combination with the continuing KD1053 IC, cuts the cost for 1 Gb/s optical connectivity by 30 percent, providing competitive pricing for EMC critical or galvanic isolated critical links. Applications include safe Ethernet backbones and sensor links for advanced driver assist systems (ADAS). Evaluation Kit for 1000BASE-RHC Automotive Bridge The extensive evaluation kit EVK9351AUT contains 2 EVB9351AUT evaluation boards, 2 evaluation board metal enclosures (optional), 2 1000BASE-T SFP modules, 2 100BASE-TX SFP modules (optional), 1 USB2ALL monitoring box, 1 optical harness, 2 Cat. 5e UTP cables, 2 direct-attach passive SFP twinax cables (optional), as well as user and design documentation. The evaluation boards can operate at 100 and 1,000 Mb/s. A single version of a board is compatible with multiple headers and harnesses from different manufacturers. The user can plug a standard SFP module into the cage and have media converter functionality supporting Wake-Up & Sleep. Complementary items can be provided, such as optical harness, loopback SFP, or SFP direct-attach passive twinax cable. The board is configured in an EEPROM memory. The provided SDK allows the generation of binaries for different configuration options and flashing of the EEPROM. In addition, control and status of the KD1053 transceiver is accessed through the GUI (included in the SDK), which may be run on a computer connected via a USB2All module. The GUI includes several panels that provide complete access to the KDPOF transceiver, providing information on the link status and its parameters. User and design documentation is included in order to simplify the evaluation and the development of automotive end products based on the two-part numbers.
Mouser Electronics Stocks Wide Selection of Latest Analog Devices Products
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is also an authorized global distributor of solutions from Analog Devices, Inc., a leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. With over 23,000 Analog Devices products, including 4,000 development tools, Mouser offers an ever-broadening selection of the newest high-performance analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits from Analog Devices. The following are just a few of the popular Analog Devices products available from Mouser: AD4695 and AD4696 are 16-channel,16-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with Easy Drive features that relax the drive requirements of the analog front end (AFE) and reference circuitry. The compact, high-accuracy, low-power devices are optimal for use in space-constrained, multichannel, precision data acquisition systems and monitoring circuits. The AD9081 Mixed-Signal Front-End (MxFE®) incorporates a 16-bit, 12-GSPS radio frequency (RF) digital-to-analog converter (DAC) core and a 12-bit, 4-GSPS ADC core. The device also includes a 16-lane, 24.75 Gbps JESD204C or 15.5 Gbps JESD204B data transceiver port, an on-chip clock multiplier, and digital signal processing capability targeted at single- and dual-band direct-to-RF radio applications. HMC8362 and HMC8364 low-noise, quad-band voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) are designed to offer wideband capabilities without compromising phase noise performance. The HMC8362 and HMC8364 VCOs integrate four independent, narrowband VCOs with overlapping frequency bands, operating at a fundamental frequency range of 11.90 GHz to 18.30 GHz (HMC8362) or 18.10 GHz to 26.60 GHz (HMC8364). The ADAQ23875 µModule® data acquisition solution integrates multiple common signal-processing and conditioning blocks into a single device, reducing end system component count and development cycles of precision measurement systems. In addition to stocking the latest solutions, Mouser also regularly collaborates with Analog Devices to produce engaging, informative e-books on cutting-edge technologies that engineers want to know more about. Most recently Mouser and Analog Devices gave engineers a deep dive into key energy storage technologies and their applications as well as and valuable insight into the importance of precision measurement Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
TYAN Uses New 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors to Drive Performance for AI and Cloud Data Centers
TYAN®, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation subsidiary, today introduced the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platformsfeaturing built-in AI acceleration, enhanced security, and PCIe Gen4 support for the most demanding workloads in cloud, enterprise, AI and HPC fields. "Thanks to new features, such as higher per-core performance, Intel SGX, Intel Crypto Acceleration, Intel Optane persistent memory, and increased memory bandwidth, the new 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors along with TYAN’s AI, cloud computing, and storage platforms enable our customers to drive fast time to value for their businesses", said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s Server Infrastructure BU. “Optimized for cloud, enterprise, AI, HPC, network, security and IoT workloads, 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors come with 8 to 40 powerful cores and a wide range of frequency, feature and power levels to deliver the infrastructure flexibility customers need to achieve more”, said Greg Ernst, Intel Vice President and General Manager US Sales. AI optimized server platforms to deliver faster time-to-results Optimized for AI and HPC applications, the Tempest HX S7120 is a mainstream server motherboard in SSI EEB (12" x 13.1") form factor, and the Tempest HX S5642 is a standard server motherboard in SSI CEB (12" x 10.6") form factor. The S7120 supports dual 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Deep Learning Boost, 16 DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, dual 10GbE or GbE onboard network connections, three PCIe Gen4 x16 and two MVMe M.2 slots. The HX S5642 is equipped with a single 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor, 8 DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, two 10GbE and one GbE LAN ports, three PCIe Gen4 x16 and two MVMe M.2 slots. Fueled by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI acceleration, TYAN’s Thunder HX TS65-B7120 is a self-contained system and is ideal for AI inference applications. The 2U system features 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, five standard PCIe Gen4 slots, twelve front 3.5-inch tool-less SATA drive bays with support up to four NVMe U.2, and two rear 2.5-inch tool-less SATA drive bays for boot drive deployment. High performance computing servers with higher I/O throughput to power cloud The TYAN Tempest CX S7126 is a rack-optimized server motherboard in EATX (12" x 13.1") form factor designed for datacenters with dual 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, 16 DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, two PCIe Gen4 x32 high-density riser slots, two GbE onboard LAN ports and one NVMe M.2 slot. Moreover, the Thunder CX GC68-B7126 and Thunder CX GC68A-B7126 deploy the same S7126 board to offer a variety of cloud applications with high-density deployment in 1U chassis. The GC68-B7126 accommodates four 3.5-inch SATA and four 2.5-inch tool-less NVMe drive bays for applications requiring large storage capacity with sufficient cache space, while GC68A-B7126 offers twelve 2.5-inch tool-less drive bays with support for up to two NVMe U.2 devices for high IOPS storage requirements. Two systems provide up to a pair of PCIe Gen4 x16 expansion and an OCP 2.0 LAN mezzanine slot.
Samtec Compression Mount PCB Connectors With Reach To 65 GHz
Samtec now offers compression mount PCB connectors for microwave applications up to 65 GHz. The solderless vertical launch allows for easy, field replaceable, cost-effective assembly to the board. Connector interfaces include 1.85 mm (65 GHz), 2.40 mm (50 GHz) and 2.92 mm (40 GHz) with microstrip and stripline options available. Threaded coupling provides superior repeatability with high mechanical stability. Mating cable assemblies are also available. 1.35 mm (90 GHz) connectors coming soon. About Samtec Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $822 million (USD) global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Precision RF, Two-Piece Board-to-Board, and Micro/Rugged components and cables. Samtec Technology Centers are dedicated to developing and advancing technologies, strategies and products to optimize both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between. With 40+ international locations and products sold in more than 125 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service. Samtec is the recognized service leader in the connector industry, having won the Bishop and Associates Customer Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry a record 17 times.
TYAN Now Offering AMD EPYC™ 7003 Processor Powered Systems
TYAN®, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and a MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation subsidiary, today introducedAMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processor-based server platformsfeaturing efficiency and performance enhancements in hardware, security, and memory density for the modern data center. “Big data has become capital today. Large amounts of data and faster answers drive better decisions. TYAN’s industry-leading server platforms powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors enable businesses to make more accurate decisions with higher precision,” said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s Server Infrastructure BU. “Moving the bar once more for workload performance, EPYC™ 7003 Series processors provide the performance needed in the heart of the enterprise to help IT professionals drive faster time to results," said Ram Peddibhotla, corporate vice president, EPYC product management, AMD. "Time is the new metric for efficiency and EPYC 7003 Series processors are the perfect choice for the most diverse workloads, helping provide more and better data to drive better business outcomes." High memory capacity, multi-node and data cache servers to power the cloud TYAN’s Transport CX lineup with AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors is designed for cloud and data analytics that require large memory capacity and fast data processing. The Transport CX GC79-B8252 and Transport CX GC79A-B8252 are 1U dual-socket server platforms which are ideal for high-density data center deployment with a variety of memory-based computing applications. Two systems feature 32 DDR4 DIMM slots, two standard PCIe Gen.4 x16 expansion slots, and an OCP 3.0 LAN mezzanine slot. The GC79-B8252 platform provides four 3.5-inch SATA drive bays and four 2.5-inch NVMe drive bays with tool-less carriers, while the GC79A-B8252 platform offers twelve 2.5-inch drive bays with up to twelve NVMe U.2 support. The Transport CX GC68-B8036-LE and Transport CX GC68A-B8036are cost-optimized single-socket cache server platforms featuring 16 DDR4 DIMMs, a pair of PCIe Gen.4 x16 expansion and an OCP 2.0 LAN mezzanine slot in 1U. The GC68-B8036-LE supports four 3.5-inch SATA and four 2.5-inch tool-less NVMe drive bays for large storage capacity; the GC68A-B8036 accommodates twelve 2.5-inch tool-less drive bays with support for up to twelve NVMe U.2 devices for applications with high storage performance requirements. The Transport CX TN73-B8037-X4S is a 2U multi-node server platform with four front-serviced compute nodes. Each node supports one AMD EPYC 7003 Series processor, four 2.5-inch tool-less NVMe/SATA drive bays, eight DDR4 DIMM slots, three internal cooling fans, two standard PCIe Gen.4 x16 expansion slots, two internal NVMe M.2 slots and one OCP 2.0 LAN mezzanine slot. The platform is suited for high-density data center deployments and targets scale-out applications with large numbers of nodes. Optimized for accelerate computational workloads in HPC, AI and deep learning Leveraging 3rd AMD EPYC processors, the TYAN Transport HX product line delivers leadership compute in supercomputing and deep learning. The Transport HX TN83-B8251 is a 2U 4-GPU server with two CPUs, two PCIe 4.0 x16 high-speed networking cards, and eight 3.5-inch hot-swap SATA or NVMe U.2 tool-less drive bays. The platform supports up to four double-width GPU cards that can be used to scale up the number of GPUs to improve HPC and deep learning performance. Optimized for HPC and virtualization applications, the Transport HX TS75-B8252 and Transport HX TS75A-B8252 are 2U dual-socket server platforms with support for 32 DIMM slots and up to nine PCIe 4.0 slots. The TS75-B8252 accommodates twelve hot-swap, tool-less 3.5-inch drive bays with up to four NVMe U.2 support; TS75A-B8252 accommodates 26 hot-swap, tool-less 2.5-inch drive bays with up to eight NVMe U.2. Hybrid software-defined storage server to drive outstanding performance TYAN Transport SX lineup is designed to deliver massive I/O and memory bandwidth for storage applications. The Transport SX TS65-B8253 is a 2U hybrid software storage server for various datacenter and enterprise deployment supporting the dual-socket AMD EPYC 7003 Series processor, 16 DDR4 DIMM slots and seven standard PCIe 4.0 slots. The platform is equipped with up to two 10GbE and two GbE onboard network connections, twelve front 3.5-inch tool-less SATA drive bays, up to four NVMe U.2 devices, and two rear 2.5-inch tool-less SATA drive bays for boot drive deployment. In addition, TYAN offers drop-in AMD EPYC 7003 Series processor support on existing EPYC 7002 Series processor-optimized server platforms through a BIOS update. Customers can enjoy all-new "Zen 3" CPU architecture with full feature functionality from their current 2ndGen AMD EPYC processor-based platforms.
StereoPi V2, the Open-Source Raspberry Pi Stereoscopic Camera, Now Available from Crowd Supply
Crowd Supply, the leading product development platform connecting hardware creators with early adopters and enthusiastic backers, announces the availability of StereoPi V2, a high-performance stereoscopic camera based on Raspberry Pi. Featuring on-board Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, and advanced power and memory, StereoPi V2 offers a versatile solution for wireless electronic applications. The new StereoPi V2 is compatible with external antennas, making it an ideal choice for use with drones. This version of the StereoPi camera follows the successful launch of V1, which generated more than 300% of its funding on Crowd Supply. The compute module of the StereoPi V2 boasts a Broadcom SoC module — which delivers up to twice the speed of V1 — as well as extremely fast eMMC and DDR4 memory. StereoPi V2 features advanced wireless management, allowing operators to use software to power down Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, plus dedicated Gigabit Ethernet. The versatile device offers a configurable power switch option, letting developers place an external power switch anywhere in the design. StereoPi V2 is fully open source and offers out-of-the-box Raspberry Pi OS compatibility. StereoPi V2, one the newest hardware projects launched through Crowd Supply, is part of the Microchip Get Launched program. Developed to support projects integrating Microchip components, the Get Launched program provides promotion, technical consultations, and reduced-price components to qualifying developers.
Mouser Stocks Industry’s Widest Selection of Products
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the industry’s leading authorized New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components. In the face of semiconductor shortages and other supply chain disruptions in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, Mouser’s longstanding strategy to invest in and maintain strong inventory is helping meet the component needs of manufacturers around the globe. “As an essential infrastructure business and part of the global supply chain, Mouser continues to ship hundreds of thousands of components every week,” explains Jeff Newell, Senior Vice President of Products at Mouser. “Because Mouser orders months in advance of expected demand, we have done a good job trying to stay ahead of lead time extensions and product availability issues in our industry.” With over 1.1 million unique part numbers in stock or available to order, Mouser’s broad inventory position allows customers to get what they need fast. Additionally, the distributor specializes in the rapid introduction of new products and technologies, giving customers the edge they need to reduce their time to market. Mouser’s wide assortment of products from over 1,100 manufacturer brands also allows customers to find alternate products should the need arise. In spite of all the challenges faced in 2020, Mouser added over 70 semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers to its line card, and successfully introduced nearly 5,000 new products into the global marketplace. “There’s never been a more important time to buy from an authorized distributor. Fully operational at all 27 of our global locations, Mouser has the professionals and procedures in place to ensure an effective and efficient supply chain, free of counterfeit or gray market products,” Newell adds. Customers can always expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each manufacturer. Mouser also has an advantage by shipping everything from its state-of-the-art distribution center in Texas; so all products are picked, packed and shipped from the same location, rather than from multiple warehouses in different countries. Start the search now on mouser.com.
Now at Crowd Supply: Watchy, the Fully Customizable E-Ink Watch with Open Source Hardware and Software
Crowd Supply, the leading product development platform connecting hardware creators with early adopters and enthusiastic backers, announces the launch of Watchy, a minimalistic E-Ink watch with a variety of cases to choose from, including bare-bones PCB, injection-molded plastic case, and anodized aluminum. Watchy, which uses both open source hardware and software, can be customized with 3D-printed cases and watch straps, enabling users to create unique timepieces. The minimalist device offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity, allowing it to connect to BLE-enabled devices and internet APIs. Watchy, launched by SQFMI with support from Crowd Supply, is built using an Espressif ESP32-PICO-D4 system-in-package, providing support for a range of development environment options including Arduino, MicroPython, Espressif’s ESP-IDF, and Zephyr-RTOS. Watchy is a wearable development platform, allowing users to create their own watch faces or choose from community-created designs. The device features an ultra-low-power e-paper display with 200 × 200 pixel resolution. Watchy, one of the latest hardware projects launched through Crowd Supply, has been featured in popular media outlets, including Gizmodo and The Verge, which suggested that Watchy could allow owners to “...be like Steve Wozniak and have your own custom-made, geeky watch.” To learn more about Watchy, visit https://www.crowdsupply.com/sqfmi/watchy
QNAP TL SAS 12Gb/s JBOD Series for Windows Server Expansion
QNAP® Systems, Inc.today announced the TL SAS storage enclosures, including the 12-bay TL-R1220Sep-RP and 16-bay TL-R1620Sep-RP models, which support storage expansion for Windows® servers. The TL SAS JBOD supports SAS 12Gbps transmission, delivering up to 96Gbps transfer speed and supporting Broadcom® SAS DataBolt bandwidth optimization and multipath routing (Multipath I/O, MPIO). Users can daisy-chain multiple JBODs to expand capacity or divide one JBOD into multiple zones, providing a key solution for massive storage with high-performance, high-capacity, and high storage utilization. The TL SAS JBOD is powered by a SAS35x28R / SAS35x36R SAS Expander with four SAS wide ports each combining four 12Gbps SAS lanes. By configuring two wide ports with link aggregation, transfer speeds can reach 96Gb/s. Featuring Broadcom® SAS DataBolt™ bandwidth optimization technology, the TL SAS JBOD features an intelligent data buffer for transferring data to drives at speeds that match the performance of the host server, allowing users to benefit from high-speed 12Gb/s SAS transmission with existing 6Gb/s infrastructure. If the host Windows® server supports multipath routing (Multipath I/O, MPIO), high availability can be achieved. If one route fails, another transmission route can be used to access the data and ensure continuous system operations. The TL SAS JBOD also supports SAS zoning technology, allowing one JBOD to serve as storage expansion for up to four Windows servers. “The TL SAS JBOD is a key storage expansion solution for both QNAP NAS and Windows Server. TL SAS JBODs are easy to set up and can be managed with either the QNAP JBOD Manager utility or command line without requiring an Internet connection,” said Sam Lin, Product Manager of QNAP. Featuring a short-depth design, the TL SAS JBOD is suitable for universal deployment. Up to sixteen expansion enclosures can be daisy-chained via high-speed mini SAS HD cables to support massive storage capacity applications. Supported host servers Windows Server 2012 R2/ 2016/ 2019 Note: The Windows® server requires a compatible Broadcom® SAS HBA PCIe expansion card. Key Specifications • TL-R1220Sep-RP: 2U, 12 drive bays, SAS35x28R SAS Expander, 300 W redundant PSU • TL-R1620Sep-RP: 3U, 16 drive bays, SAS35x36R SAS Expander, 550 W redundant PSU Rackmount design; hot-swappable 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SAS/SATA 12Gbps/6Gbps hard drives or SSDs; four 12 GB/s SAS 3.0 (x4 Lane) SFF-8644 wide ports
Nuvoton Technology launches new NuMicro® ML56 series microcontrollers
Nuvoton NuMicro® ML56 series is a microcontroller series with low power, built-in capacitive touch sensing, and LCD driver. It is based on 1T 8051 core, embedded 64 KB flash, and 4 KB SRAM. It runs less than 100 µA/MHz in normal run mode for low power operation, and the power-down current is below 2 µA with an LCD panel display. NuMicro ML56 series runs up to 24 MHz, operating from 1.8V to 3.6V and -40°C to 105°C. With up to 14 channels of touch keys and 224 dots of LCD driver, it can fulfill the user interface of the smart family and surveillance system of IIoT application, which requires user interface and cares about power consumption. NuMicro ML56 series integrates capacitive touch sensing circuit with enhanced touch key controller, supporting up to 14 independent touch channels with low power characteristics, waterproof, and high noise resistance features. With less than 2 µA consumption, you can complete all touch keys’ calibration in Power-down mode. Also, the touch key can be one of the wake up source; as for the wafer proof characteristic, even with 2 mm depth water droplet, the ML56 series can still identify the exact finger touch; IEC 61000-4-6 conducted noise immunity (CNI) with 10-Vrms noise voltage helps customer pass their EMC standard, which makes it especially suitable for home appliances and industrial control. Moreover, Nuvoton provides a complete development tool and touch library to shorten customer development and mass production by easy calibration of touch key functions. NuMicro ML56 series has built-in 4 COM x 32 SEG, 6 COM x 30 SEG, 8 COM x 28 SEG LCD controllers to drive up to 224 dots, and supports the Type-A and Type-B LCD panel. It provides two VLCD input sources: external voltage and another is an internal charge pump. The internal charge pump keeps the VLCD constant voltage to maintain the LCD panel’s display quality while VDD input changes. There are two VLCD driving modes: buffer mode and internal resistor mode. The buffer mode with a strong driving current supports up to 10 cm by 10 cm large-sized panel; the internal resistor mode drives small-sized panels and reduces power consumption. The ML56 series features CRC-8 checksum for the safety library requirement to realize power-on and require a Flash memory self-test. It also provides up to 4 channels of Peripheral Direct Memory Access (PDMA) controller to speed-up the data transfer and off-loads the CPU loading. For lighting control, the PDMA accompanies with UART or SPI interface can transmit the data continuously. The ML56 series is not only an 8051 microcontroller, but it also equipped with enhanced analog features, such as 12-bit 500k SPS ADC, up to 2ch of comparators, 4-level of internal voltage reference for ADC and ACMP; the ML54 series built-in RTC to record data and show calendar while in power-down mode, it also provides three packages: LQFP 44, LQFP48, and LQFP64 with pin-compatible to NuMicro 32-bit microcontrollers to simplify the system design and change parts easily. Aiming at the low power devices in IIoT application, the ML56 series supports high immunity of 7 kV ESD and 4.4 kV EFT. To protect customers’ intellectual properties, the ML51 series provides three protection mechanisms. (1) a flash lock bit can prevent a program from being read out by an external programmer (2) 128 Bytes Secure Protection ROM (SPROM) (3) 96-bit Unique Identification (UID) and 128-bit Unique Customer Identification (UCID).
Mouser Electronics Stocks Broadest Selection of Texas Instruments Components
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor, is an authorized global distributor of Texas Instruments (TI) solutions. With over 50,000 TI products, including over 4,500 development kits, Mouser offers the broadest portfolio of the newest Texas Instruments semiconductor solutions, adding new products every day. “Mouser and TI are celebrating 15 years of a strong and mutually beneficial relationship in 2021,” said Jeff Newell, Senior Vice President of Products at Mouser. “TI is a key manufacturer partner, and Mouser is proud to be the global authorized distributor with the widest selection of TI products in stock. TI is a leader in the semiconductor industry relative to bringing new products to market. With Mouser’s role as the industry’s NPI leader, we are always working to quickly bring their newest products to our large and growing customer base.” The following are just a few of the most popular TI products available from Mouser: The TI IWR6x mmWave sensors are integrated single-chip frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar sensors built on TI’s 45 nm RFCMOS process. Providing unprecedented levels of integration and on-chip processing capabilities, the 60 GHz - 64 GHz sensors allow engineers to integrate mmWave technology into a broad range of factory automation, radar, robotics, and building automation designs. The CC2642R and CC2642R-Q1 SimpleLink™ microcontrollers combine a flexible, very-low-power RF transceiver with a powerful 48 MHz Arm® Cortex®-M4F CPU in a platform that supports multiple physical layers and RF standards. A dedicated radio controller with an Arm Cortex-M0 core handles low-level RF protocol commands that are stored in ROM or RAM to ensure ultra-low power and great flexibility. TI’s AMC3301 and AMC3301-Q1 precision, isolated amplifiers feature a fully integrated, isolated DC/DC converter that allows single-supply operation from the low-side of the device. The amplifiers are ideal for isolated voltage sensing in end devices such as motor drives, photovoltaic inverters, power delivery systems, electricity meters, and protection relays. The TPS546D24A is a highly integrated, non-isolated SWIFT™ synchronous buck converter capable of high-frequency operation and 40 A output. The device is stackable, meaning that two, three, or four TPS546D24A devices can be interconnected to provide up to 160 A on a single output. The converter features a PMBus interface with 1 MHz clock support to provide a convenient, standardized digital interface for converter configuration.
Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys Introduce Four Application Solutions Applied the World’s First LED Technologies at CES 2021
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890) and Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), the leading global compound semiconductor providers, announced that they participate in the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show ‘All Digital CES 2021’ from January 11 to 14 (EST), and introduce four application solutions with the world’s first LED technologies. Under the theme of ‘Light Everywhere’ and the concept of ‘Light for every moment’, Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys introduce the 2nd generation LED technology which can be applied in applications including display, automobile, consumer electronics, lighting and more. Under the theme of ‘Light Everywhere’ and the concept of ‘Light for every moment’, Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys introduce the 2nd generation LED technology which can be applied in applications including display, automobile, consumer electronics, lighting and more. During this year’s CES, both companies introduce their world-first technologies. The core technology of miniLED and microLED display, Micro Clean Display and WICOP; a laser diode technology enabling safe autonomous driving, VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser); SunLike with 3 USPs: Better Study – support for students’ learning and concentration; Better Eye – protection from myopia in children; Better Immunity – support for immune system boost; and a safe and new-concept UV LED technology enabling virus disinfection within a second, Violeds. This year’s CES will take place online. Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys will hold seminar sessions on both January 12th and 13th to introduce four application solutions, and they plan to exhibit the products to visitors via 1:1 Chat. Chung Hoon Lee, CEO of Seoul Semiconductor said “Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys are leading the compound semiconductor industry with the exclusive and innovative technologies. We are pleased to introduce our core LED technologies which will be applicable to the industries such as 5G, autonomous vehicle, smart home, digital health, well-being, and more at the All Digital CES.” He added, “I expect that both companies will enhance their recognition and position as the global leader of compound semiconductor companies on the occasion of CES.”
Sonnet Launches Portable External Graphics (eGPU) Docks
Sonnet Technologies today announced the launch of the eGPU Breakaway™ Puck Radeon® RX 5500 XT and eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5700, the newest members of the company's popular family of portable all-in-one Thunderbolt™ 3 external graphics processing (eGPU) systems. Replacing the now discontinued eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560 and Radeon RX 570 eGPUs, the new models retain the same form factor but in many cases deliver more than 300% performance improvement over the previous-generation models. The new models now include two USB ports for connecting peripheral devices and a second Thunderbolt port for fully supporting a Thunderbolt/USB-C® display, including the 6K Apple® Pro Display XDR. What They Do: eGPU systems boost a computer's graphics performance by connecting a more powerful graphics processor via a Thunderbolt 3 connection and bypassing the computer's onboard GPU to deliver graphics performance not otherwise possible. Sonnet's eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5500 XT and Radeon RX 5700 systems are designed for professionals who need to run graphics-intensive applications on their Intel®-based MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro®, Mac mini®, or iMac® with Thunderbolt 3 ports, with the focus on high performance, portability, and flexible external display connectivity plus quiet, reliable operation. eGPU Breakaway Pucks accelerate a computer's graphics performance on its built-in display (if equipped) and on up to four externally connected displays. Why They're Important: Most popular professional video applications rely on powerful GPUs to do the heavy lifting in tasks such as exporting, rendering, and more. A problem for many pro users is that their preferred computers are often only equipped with a basic graphics controller or a low-power discrete GPU that is less suitable for many of those tasks. The use of an eGPU overcomes those limitations. While eGPU enclosures like Sonnet's just-announced eGPU Breakaway Box 750 and 750ex allow users to connect a desktop GPU PCIe® card to boost their computer's graphics processing abilities and enable great performance with pro apps, they are not portable and have a larger desktop footprint. Sonnet's eGPU Breakaway Pucks deliver a great graphics performance boost yet are small enough — measuring just 6 inches wide by 5.1 inches deep by 2 inches tall — to toss in a computer bag. How They're Unique: Both eGPU Breakaway Puck models support up to three 4K @ 60 Hz displays (four with one of Sonnet's dual-display adapters, sold separately) or one 6K plus two 4K displays at the same time. Through a second Thunderbolt 3 port, the Pucks provide both graphics and data to fully support all popular Thunderbolt/USB-C displays, including the LG UltraFine™ 4K and 5K displays sold in the Apple® store. They also provide enough power to drive the 6K Apple Pro Display XDR without compromise. Both models include two USB Type A ports to enable connection of peripherals — such as a keyboard, mouse, or even a software license authorization key dongle — to the computer without taking up its few onboard ports. When You Can Get Them: The eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5500 XT (part number GPU-RX55-TB3-S) and eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5700 (part number GPU-RX57-TB3-S) are available now from Sonnet at suggested retail prices of $599.99 and $899.99, respectively.