15W C-band PA module provides saturated RF power

NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions provider, announced the upcoming release of the latest offering in the NuPower small, lightweight and high-efficiency power amplifier (PA) family of products – the 15W NuPower 06C09A C-band PA, which will be available in the second quarter of 2017. The NuPower 06C09A will be the first in a series of PA products using NuWaves proprietary GaN-on-SiC Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit…

December 6, 2016

Waterproof connector delivers high currents

November 25, 2016

A fully shielded high current connector capable of supporting up to 200A has been developed by Hirose. The waterproof connector is IP68/IPX9K rated, offering resistance to dust, dirt, water, oil and other fluids that could damage the connector. The EV2 Series has a space-saving staggered flange design that allows reduced pitch spacing and makes it suitable for a wide range of applications including construction equipment, energy storage systems, inverters, manufacturing equipment…


DIN-rail industrial network system feature PoE

November 2, 2016

The PL-80970 series of fanless rugged designs that wall-mount/VESA-mount has been announced by WIN Enterprises. These units feature Power over Ethernet (PoE), and are designed for industrial automation, transportation and other environments that require PoE/PoE+. The PL-80970 series features an isolated protection design for Serial, Ethernet, power input and DI/DO ports to support use in harsh industrial environments. The system provides a power input range from 9-48VDC that enables use…


µModule regulator mounts on the backside of circuit boards

August 16, 2016

Linear Technology has introduced the LTM4631, a dual 10 or single 20A µModule step-down regulator in an ultrathin 1.91mm LGA package with a 16x16mm footprint. The LTM4631 can be placed on a PC board very close to its load such as an FPGA, while sharing one heat sink covering both of their low profile packages. The small, thin package permits the LTM4631 to be mounted on the backside of circuit…


Bipolar modules address growing market

July 29, 2016

Extends its product portfolio of thyristor/diode modules in solder bond technology, Infineon Technologies AG introduces a 50mm module. These bipolar modules address the growing market for cost-effective solutions even in demanding applications. Depending on the module, market prices are approximately 25% lower than comparable pressure contact variants. Solder bond modules are ideal for applications where the high robustness of pressure contact technology is not necessarily a must. Typical applications for the…


Bluetooth Smart ICs feature class-leading low current performance

Toshiba IC
July 18, 2016

Three ICs that support BLE version 4.1 communications, the TC35678FSG, TC35678FXG and TC35679FSG have been announced by Toshiba Electronics Europe. Achieving class-leading low current consumption, the ICs are suited for use in Bluetooth Smart devices including wearable technology, medical equipment, smartphone accessories, remote controls and a wide variety of emerging IoT solutions. Adoption of a highly efficient DC/DC converter and a low-power circuit design permit a current reduction of nearly…


LoRaWAN supported by compact LPWAN wireless module

July 18, 2016

A compact low cost LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) wireless module that supports the LoRaWAN long range wireless protocol has been announced by Murata. This standalone compact module measures just 12.5×11.6×1.76mm, is constructed in a metal shielded package and comprises a Semtech SX1276 ultra long range spread spectrum wireless transceiver and an ST STM32L0 series ARM Cortex M0+ 32 bit MCU. An integrated TCXO that has robust low drift…


Your electronics may soon be able to share power

May 20, 2016

Electronics users are always complaining about battery life, and companies are constantly developing products that will extend power and keep devices lasting even longer. But, what if your phone was dying and your friend’s phone was charged to full capacity? Wouldn’t it be great if they could just share some of their power with you? This may soon be possible thanks to researchers from the University of Bristol’s Interaction Group….


Engineers have made RFID tags 25% smaller, and cheaper

May 9, 2016

A series of new techniques developed by engineers at North Carolina State University  is being used to create passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that are 25% smaller — and less expensive than current types. This is possible because the new technique does not require tags to convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) in order for them to function effectively. In passive RFID technology, a “reader” transmits a radio signal that…


Tiny accessory doubles your charging times using your own cables

April 18, 2016

Want super-fast charging speeds? A San Francisco-based start-up company has created a small accessory that uses your own cables to double charging times. The PompAdapter comes equipped with a smart IC that lets you change the charging mode of your device to provide maximum current, and as a result, shorter charging time. The maximum charging current of a device often depends on how much power the device has. For example, the maximum current can keep…