Microsemi

Analog Devices and Microsemi Corporation have recently collaborated and introduced the first ever high-power evaluation board for the half-bridge SiC power modules. These evaluation boards will go up to 1200 V and 50 A at a two hundred kHz switching frequency. This new isolated board has been produced to upgrade design reliability and lowering the need for the production of additional prototypes. This will maximize time, lower costs, and reduce the time needed to market towards power conversion and energy storage customers.

The upgraded isolated board can be used as the building block for topologies that are more complex. This includes full bridge or multi-level converters. The new board can also serve as a final evaluation form or as a “in converter-like” configuration to be used for full tests and evaluations of Analog Devices’. These Analog Devices’ include the ADuM4135, which is an isolated gate driver that uses iCoupler digital isolation technology and the LT3999 DC-DC driver using a high-powered system.

The new, high-powered evaluation board allows for the SiC power modules made by Microsemi to supply benefits like a common bench test, heightened power density to reduce size and cost. This also provides an isolated substrate that is a conductive substrate and a minimum parasitic capacity that allows for greater efficiency, better performance, and good thermal management. These characteristics allow for the board to be compatible for applications that include charging for electrical vehicles, hybrids, DC-DC converters, power supplies with switched modes, aviation actuation systems, motor control that is high-powered, MRIs and X-Rays, plasma and semi cap equipment, and lasers and welding.


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Panasonic battery

Panasonic Corporation, a well-known electronics corporation, recently began the mass production of prismatic-type automotive lithium-ion batteries at their factory in Dalian, China. The ceremony that celebrated the first batch of shipment took place this March.

The market for eco-friendly vehicles which covers hybrids and electric cars, is expanding every year due to the increase of environmental awareness these past few years. In order to respond to the demand for eco-friendly vehicles, Panasonic has begun the process of producing prismatic-type automotive lithium-ion batters at the factory in China, the first production site of its kind.

Due to the foreseen expectations and high demand for automotive lithium-ion batteries, Panasonic Corporation produces the batteries in the Dalian factory, then sends them to the markets in China and North America. In the near future, shipments will enlarge to reach further destinations which will help push the drive for eco-friendly and conscious vehicles.

The beginning stages of the mass production shipments of these lithium-ion batteries intended for automobiles has recently begun in this factory, and now, Panasonic has now created a production system that expands to Japan, the United States, and China, all three of which are important global locations. By fueling the global competitiveness of these automotive batteries through these global sites, Panasonic will continue to expand their automotive battery market in the future.


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Panacol Adhesive

A new innovative methyl acrylate-based adhesive has been introduced into the market. Panacol a worldwide international manufacture has released the Penloc GTN a potent adhesive that is designed to work well with aluminum, brass, ceramics, steel, along with many other building supplements.

This innovative adhesive product has many unique traits that can differentiate it from other existing products. This adhesive is easily maneuverable upon application and is able to be completed in a short span of only 10-15 minutes (time may vary). Able to with stand harsh conditions along with extreme temperatures with its implemented thermal stability.

Despite its extensive list of traits that it provides to the adhesive industry one of its most prolific trait is its low odor characteristic. The adhesive has a drying technology that clearly signifies its completion with its change of color. Upon applying, it will show a clear color and slowly turn into a grayish color.

The adhesive is packaged and distributed in a 50ml double cartridge through its approved supplier. It can also be applied through an applying component used for large scale jobs.

Panacol is a world renown manufacture that has been providing the industry with UV adhesives, structural adhesives and conductive adhesives. Providing to an extensive list of customers including industrial customers to customers requiring medical grade adhesives.

The unit used to apply the adhesives resembles a hand-held gun that holds the double cartridges blending both tubes together creating the potent component.

There has been a wide variation of Penloc adhesives that have been released for different type of jobs. Varying from temperature resistant to large size in application bottles. Euroband also offers translucent adhesive to the market amongst many other released types.

Euroband states that it will with hold the toughest jobs that it is given.


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Samsung GDDR6 Graphics Card

Samsung, the global leader in technology for advanced memory, recently announced its production of the technology industries first 16 gigabit graphics double data rate memory. This giant memory card will mainly be used for advanced graphics processing for gaming devices and graphics cards. These memory cards will also be useful for artificial intelligence systems, networks and the automotive industry. The memory card will be produced using Samsung’s advanced 10-nanomter class process technology.

The card will come with 16Gb density, which will double Samsung’s current 20 nanometer GDDR5 memory. The new card is expected to preform at 18 gigabits per a second in speed and will have a transfer rate of 72 gigabits per a second. The 16 gigabit GDDR6 memory is considered energy saving, it operates at 1.35V a 35 percent decrease from the last generation of cards. These features give the memory card a twofold advantage over Samsung’s previous card.

The production of this new chip is time sensitive because it will play a critical role in the early launches of next-generation graphics cards and systems. This product will be of high demand as soon as It is released to the public. Fields such as 8K ultra HD video processing, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality will highly depend on the functionally, speed, and storage space of this memory card to keep up with the country’s futuristic demands. This product will allow Samsung to dramatically expand their market value and the market value of memory cards in general over the next few years. Samsung believes that dreams are boundless, and they will keep pushing to release the best products for their customers.


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M12 Motor Connector

TE Connectivity, is offering the first 630 V power class connector for small servo motors that provides all-in-one connectivity for power, signal and data. Their Intercontec M12 Motor Connector was released in September 2017, and is a compact, robust metal connector for installations based on one-cable solutions and covers the digital transmission of 2- and 4- wire encoder protocols like Hiperface DSL, BiSS, EnDat 2.2, ACURO link and SCS open link. It has applications for servo, stepper, linear, and spindle motors.

The Intercontec M12 Motor Connector features rotatable angled motor connectors with individually adjustable cable outlet directions for variable mounting, a fast locking system, and IP66/67 protection against dust and water. The connector’s nickel-plated metal connector provides a reliable 360-degree EMC shield connection as well as a protective ground connection. This makes it possible to dispense with the protective ground contacting in the motor housing while guaranteeing full compliance with all relevant standards. The connection has UL94 V-0 approval, the highest flame resistance rating.

The Intercontec M12 Motor Connector can be used in various applications across numerous markets such as robotics, agricultural machines, construction machines, machine tools, material handling, forklifts, industrial and commercial transportation, elevators, wind turbines, food and beverage, chemical equipment, packaging, and more.

TE Connectivity is a technology company that designs and manufactures connectivity and sensor products for harsh environments in a variety of industries, such as automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas, consumer electronics, energy and subsea communications. TE Connectivity has a global workforce of 78,000, including approximately 7,000 engineers. The company serves customers in 150 countries.


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HP Printer Cartridges

HP is the fifth largest information technology company in the world, they are well known for their computers, printers and printer parts. Many companies and individuals rely on them for everyday business and life, so when they make large decisions it impacts a lot of people. A perfect example of the impact of their decisions was their stealth firmware which disallowed their printers to be used with another company’s ink cartridges. Most customers were outraged by the behind the scenes scheme they felt was being put in place by HP. It was an automatic download that was done, in many cases, without the customer’s knowledge.

One day their printer was working smoothly, and the next day they were locked out and told there was a damaged or incorrect cartridge causing the issue. Like in most scenarios, those who understood the ins and outs of printers found a backway into the system to log back in and continue business per usual.

For those who did not share that deep knowledge for printers or technology, they were forced to buy the overpriced HP ink cartridges. HP soon realized how angry they had made their customers, and discontinued the block on third party ink printer cartridges. About a year later, there was rumor that HP was considering reinstating the lockout.

This news spread, and customers were angered once more. However, HP’s spokesperson came out and let everyone know that HP was not planning on going back to their old ways. This allowed customers and companies to relax a little, including HP hardware parts distributors. Distributors were impacted the most by the lockout, bot good and bad. These distributors allow customers to receive HP parts, along with many other brands, at reasonable prices.


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Graphic Cards

The best desktop for gaming starts off with a good processor. In the market today, the leading processors include Intel's 8th generation Cor processors which possess a huge X-Series chip and AMD's now Ryzen 7-5-3 and Thredripper CPUs.

Once the processor and motherboard is set, it is important to choose a good graphic card. The two leaders in this market are Nvidia and AMD. Third party companies include MSI, Asus, Sapphire and more whore produce add in graphic cards. Nvidia is an excellent choice because they manufacture models that cannot be added on my third parties (known as their Founders Edition). AMD on the other hand creates a design for their partners to modify and use to their choosing.

AMD and Nvidia are head to head regarding their graphic cards. Nvidia was in the lead when they released their Titan XP, but once AMD released their Radeon RX Vega 64, the company again started taking the lead in the graphics card industry. AMD is at the top regarding performance per dollar, but their features come at a high-power necessity. AMD's Vega also lacks memory bandwidth and pixel fill rates. Despite these setbacks, the Vega 64 still provides improved performance for users who are using a liquid based cooling system rather than an air based one.

Nvidia's GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics card were the first cards to be introduced that are founded on Nvidia's Pascal design. The 1080 models are Nvidia's best designed graphics cards in the marker that are under the price of $1,199.00. The 1070 cards are rivaled by Radeon's RX Vega 65 graphics cards. The 1070 offers a wider memory bandwidth, but this wider memory requires greater power.

Nvidia's GTX 1060 graphics cards provide around 6GB of memory along with 1,280 cores. AMD's RX 500 series, which is based on an older design (GCN 4), offers extremely affordable graphics to the mainstream market and users while still offering high resolution games.


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Diode Waveguide Switches

Pasternack a world renown microwave engineers company has released their new line of wave guide switches. These new innovative electrical diode switches have been equipped with a reflective design to be able to transmit a broadband frequency that will enhance speed with maximum potential.

Newly innovative E and W-band PIN diode waveguide switches are brought together for various capabilities that will enhance the entire industry with only a couple of parts added. Capabilities such as development, research, radar front end applications, telecommunications, and testing instruments.

The diodes configurations consist of four models with WR10 and WR12 waveguide ports that are capable of transmitting E-band (60-90GHZ) and W-band (75-110GHz) signals.

Pasternack has found a way to create a low loss Fin-line assembly that has a high-performance GaAs beam-lead diode. In doing so the it creates a 4dB typical insertion loss along with enhanced switching speed lower than speeds of 300nsec.

The Diode switches are required to have input power levels of 0.5dBm and must have a dual voltage bias of +5/-5VDC.

These switches are very unique by bringing together a switch and a control module configuration to the market and has is able to bring its maximum potential through the temperatures of -55 to 85co. The switches are also installed with a TTL driver circuitry along with a SMA connector control port for user friendly support.

Per a statement made by Product Manager at Pasternack is very certain that their products will not only meet customers product expectations but can fulfill orders with no minimum purchase order. Procuring more items such as Filters, Mixers, Noise Sources, Rotary Joints, Switches and many more. Pasternack products have been a enormous part of microwave industry for many years and many years to come.


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Huber Suhner

RF cable company, Huber+ Suhner have released a new addition to their halogen free cable family for a more ecofriendly presence. Being an addition to an already existing halogen free family series the new Enviroflex cable is most cost efficient and less costly to procure. The reason for the production of the Enviroflex family is to be able to switch any cable that may be RG compatible, typically made of fluorine/ PVC, to be able to switch over to a halogen free one. This halogen free connector will still allow for other existing connectors to be used at the simultaneously.

In efforts of being more cost-efficient HUBER + SUHNER, have decided to use ordinary PE dielectrics and LSFH jackets for parts that aren’t required for advanced programing. The cable has been made with fire preventive material which creates a low chance of smoke or fire to up rise in due chance of flames.

Along with many new traits that have been implanted to reduce prices one of the major keys that allows for H+S to be so successful the use of tin plated braids appose to commonly used silver braids. The use of the tin braids causes the braid to be more agile, more inexpensive and better for the bargain user. The tin allows the highest temperature reach 85oC , causing a reduction from the previously used cables.

Enviroflex have created an exclusive lining to be able to distinguish their cables. A blue lining with small “H” s that streak down from end to end. Envorflex continues to grow and promote their name with their latest lines of new innovative and ecofriendly cable series that have been able revolutionize cables and also better the environment.


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Threadripper CPU

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) a renown semiconductor company has released their personal method on to their production of their thread ripper CPUs. AMD currently makes a thread ripper CPU containing 4 Dies and was curious to see what would happen in the delidding process would cause. Despite the expertise of an over clocker the chip was lost.

Der8auer was one to conduct the delidding which was able to see that the AMD would apply 4 dies on every one of their thread ripper CPUs. The delidding process ruined some of the applications that the CPU had to offer.

“What the delid showed was that AMD had put four dies on the package, but only two of them were apparently active, as opposed to using four cores across each die for a total of 16.”

This left many of these experts confused but where able to conclude on the answer. The reason for the four dies placed upon manufacturing is used as a balancing mechanism for the packaging.

Although some might continue to use the four die configuration many along with AMD, prefer not . Per a test ran on a Ryzen 7 1800X with a 2+2 and a 4+0 showed that it barely had an effect on its capability.

The two-die configuration will often create space between the chips and therefore creating a compressed hot spot formation. Continuously mistaken, the two die aren’t exactly “chips” that do indeed require more support applied then most.

Many different types of CPU chips don’t offer everything what one looks for but should be applied for the specific task the consumer is needing. AMD has found a way to mimic the same type of specification using a different CPU.

They have discovered that, ”The same CCX configurations that power Epyc also power Ryzen 3, though these chips are tested to different specifications and intended for vastly different markets.”

This will and can separate them from competion by tapping into a different market all while being able to perform the same type of work.

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