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Getting more for less

By Darren Hobbs, Vice President of the ASIC and IP Division of Adesto Technologies It’s often said that good things come in small packages. Certainly greater power provision from ever-decreasing package sizes is a familiar concept in many areas of the electronics sector. There are always pressures on designers to …

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microLED display technology for AR lands CES 2019 honour for Plessey

Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology, today announces that it has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honouree in the Embedded Technologies category. The company has been recognised for its monolithic microLED displays – which, compared with incumbent technologies, deliver seven times greater light output, five times …

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IoT growth: facing up to the challenges

By Edel Griffith, Technical Marketing Manager in the ASIC & IP Division of Adesto We’re all familiar with the stories of exponential growth in the world of the Internet of Things (IoT). Millions upon millions of devices are expected to be attached to the cloud within the next few years. …

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Adopting consumer technologies in the industrial sector – the challenges and opportunities

By Dermot Barry, General Manager of the ASIC & IP Division of Adesto Traditionally, there has been clear blue water between the diverse application areas for electronic products, primarily because each sector had its own requirements and its own criteria. As well as commercial pressures, factors such as safety and …

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HARTING adds Han Gigabit Module to range of powerful interfaces for digitisation in rail vehicles

The new Han Gigabit Module from HARTING is the first modular industrial connector designed to meet the rail industry’s growing need for high-speed communication based on the Cat.7A cabling standard on-board rail vehicles. The digitisation of the railway sector accelerated as cable-based communication in rail vehicles grows in response to WiFi …

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Passives are powering the component distribution market in Germany

The German component distribution market reported solid but sluggish growth for the third quarter of 2018. According to the distribution companies registered with the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.), sales during the period July to September 2018 grew by 4.7 per cent to reach 980 million euros. The pattern of …

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Analog Devices’ high-power µModule regulator eases data centre cooling requirements

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has expanded its suite of Power by Linear µModule regulators with the LTM4700 step-down DC/DC power regulator, which combines the highest power in its class with the energy efficient performance needed to reduce data centre infrastructure cooling requirements. Configured as dual 50A or single 100A configuration, …

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Gas Sensing Solutions investigates levels of CO2 on car journeys

Ever wondered why long car journeys make you feel tired and sleepy? Is it the boredom of endless, never changing motorways or perhaps something else? Carbon Dioxide sensor specialists, Gas Sensing Solutions, wondered if it could be a build-up of CO2 gas because, at levels of 1000 ppm and above, …

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Premier Farnell offers enhanced range of maintenance and safety solutions

Premier Farnell, the development distributor, has enhanced its maintenance and safety offering by expanding its range of products from leading global suppliers and introducing a new dedicated maintenance and safety area on its website. The new resource on the Farnell element14 website provides a range of support information including videos, …

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Digi-Key announces winner of Coveted Camaro at electronica

A 2018 Chevrolet Camaro V8 Convertible was the big giveaway at Digi-Key Electronics’ booth at electronica in Munich and the winner is deserving of the prize. Marco E., a university student studying for his bachelor’s thesis from Regensburg, Germany, attended electronica to get a feeling for current market trends. His …

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