Microchip Launches Sigfox Transceiver

Microchip Technology Inc. and Sigfox have launched the industry’s first FCC-certified, fully integrated RF transceiver and kits for developing IoT solutions for use on the Sigfox network.

Powered by Microchip’s ATA8520E, a low-power RF transceiver with an integrated AVR® microcontroller, the new kits contain the first FCC-certified board that allows developers to easily connect to Sigfox’s long-range, two-way global Internet of Things (IoT) network – resulting in a low-cost, low-power device-to-cloud connectivity solution.

IoT applications in the US range from logistics, to agriculture, smart cities and other machine to machine (M2M) sectors. The ATA8520E is also the first fully Sigfox-certified chip suitable for both North America and Europe.

Customers can either purchase Microchip’s Sigfox-certified ATA8520E as a standalone kit, designed primarily to test the technology, or as a kit combined with an Xplained PRO board, a solution for system-design purposes. Both are dedicated for Sigfox’s IoT network in the license-free ISM bands. The solutions come complete with the Sigfox library, modulation, ID and PAC code, and a security key enabling IoT developers to quickly get their design to market.

Sigfox is on its way to establishing one global, seamless network that presently operates in 24 countries and registers over 8 million devices in its network, and will provide easy, universal, energy-efficient connectivity for billions of devices that steadily send data over long distances. Sigfox and Microchip are teaming together to make IoT devices more affordable, lower operational costs and power consumption, and substantially increase battery life compared to traditional cellular, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi® connectivity.

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller (MCU), mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of global solutions for the Internet of Things.

ASAP Semiconductor has a dedicated and expansive array of microchip parts, making us the premier obsolete electronic parts distributor. We serve customers as a one-stop shop and primary destination for electonic component sourcing.

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AC-DC Power Supply

AC-DC power supplies come in many different models with the purpose of conduction, convection, and system air cooling. These power supplies are not only used in the industrial industry, but the medical industry as well. That means they do not just have to follow industrial safety certifications and requirements, but the medical ones as well which can be very extensive and demanding.

The main benefit to these cooling systems, is that there is virtually no noise from the fans. Along with a lack of noise from the fan, there is also a lack of vibration which could cause its own noise. There are so many different modules that can be chosen based on ones wants and needs. Everything from voltage and current output, to size and aesthetic. They meet all requirements including, limited earth leakage, radiated emissions standards, and immunity requirements. All the models are low voltage, have input and output isolation, and are tested by risk management.

There will continue to be improvements within these models, providing new and better technology. Along with new technology all together which does the job of multiple units or pieces. Without a reputable supplier for your electronic parts, it will be nearly impossible to keep up with all the new technology, and be able to afford it. Many believe that when the best new thing comes out, they need to buy a whole new system. They do not realize that the purchasing of parts, such as these AC-DC power supplies, can save a lot of money. With the help of a good supplier, the stress of finding these new parts can be lifted, and the focus can stay on the business at hand.

ASAP Semiconductor has a dedicated and expansive array of AC-DC power supply parts, making us the premier supplier of electronic parts. We serve customers as a one-stop shop and primary destination for product sourcing. ASAP Parts Online will ensure that your needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner, all the while offering cost-effective component solutions.

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The twenty-first century has been one of the most technology advanced era to date. With new smart devices releasing simultaneously on the market it is difficult for the consumer to keep up with the latest products. Despite the difference of companies or different style of device, most of them share the same type of units used to build each of them. The same parts such as ICs and other common components are used to build the mobile devices in the industry.

ROHM, the renown Japanese electronic part manufacture, has released their dual input boost-buck charging IC for mobile devices. This type of IC is used for high end batteries and is able to back up from 1-4 battery cells that are used to recharge smart devices. A large industry that they are closely looking into ifs the wireless charging market. The dual input buck boost charger is also compatible with the USC Power Delivery (USBPD). ROHMs unique product differentiates itself by being able to use both USBPD and 5V inputs all in component.

“The BD99954GW/MUV generates a charging voltage from 2.56 to 19.2V for 1 to 4 cells through boost-buck control.”

One of the great qualities that the first every dual input charger has been a self-performing charging operation that has no use for an MCU. Despite uprising of the wireless charging not all the components are similar used to compose the gadgets. What is known as a boost function will have to be integrated into the unit to allow it to charge 2 cell (~8.4V) batteries) that would from standard 5V chargers.

The ROHM continues to grow their company in many parts of the world with the expansion of smart devices and other state of the art equipment.

ASAP Semiconductor is a premium supplier of ROHM, USB parts, AC adapter, switches components, and electronic parts. Able to supply a wide variety of parts in stock, ASAP Specializes in obsolete and hard to find parts. ASAP Semiconductor has been named one of INC. magazines top growing company in our region. Our diligence and efficiency has helped ASAP become a well-rounded company that is able to cater to your part needs.

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Allegro Microsystems - Angle Sensor ICs

Angle sensor ICs are the key component when it comes to controlling your cars brakes, power steering, throttle and even the transmission. With Allegro Microsystems new 0° and 360° angle sensor ICs, your vehicle will be in the most capable of hands. The draw of these new angle sensor ICs is their ability to handle high-resolution through a means that requires no contact, but instead obtains data based on CVH (Circular Vertical Hall) knowledge.

A1333 and A1339 come equipped to handle not only single but dual die as well. Both options have a system on chip which allows one hundred read and write cycles. Each electronic device can handle automotive requests that might need 0° to 360° angle support. This angle support works well with many components of automotive such as the steering and braking mechanics and the transmission. The A1339 option also comes equipped with a power saving mode, used to make notes on changes in the magnetic field, even when the car is technically turned off.

Each option has been conceived in agreement with the International Organization for Standardization statement on road vehicle functional safety. Both parts also meet the requirements set forth by Automotive Safety Integrity Levels B and D, respectively. The new design that allows the parts to sit on top of one another instead of next to one another, this new configuration means improved matching. This new feature allows A1333 and A13339 to be among the safest options currently being installed on vehicles currently on the road.

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The problem that often occurs in many of these tester cables is the separation of the inner connection pin. With the removal of the inner pin the entire cable may no longer be used. There are other options to cut the cable and replace the connector but Amphenol has created the ultimate solution for these cheap cables.

Amphenol continues to create innovative components and other aerospace products. Releasing a new higher end phase stable test cables with improved amplitude. These newly designed cables can connect to measurement and test applications up to 20GHz configurations.

The connector its self has been made to be permanently placed on the cable for maximum performance. The cable comes in a white coat and leading up to the stainless-steel connector is a rubber black protection to reinforce the cable.

Specifically designed to be more application friendly, along with increasing the amounts of uses it would be able to with stand. Its ‘rigidity’ design has increased its life cycle to an approximate 5000 mating cycles. The cable has been made from a shielded coaxing material to be able to with stand harsh conditions and for a more agile movement

The cables are made in sizes of 24 in, 36 in, 48, 72 in and 1 meter. Amphenol makes custom order lengths when requested. The cables stability is set at a ±5 which is used to prevent the tampering of the of the connector. Crafted with maximum efficiency the connector Is made from stainless steel.

Along with the coaxing material the cable has been wrapped in a FEP jacket featuring strip braid for extreme coating protection. Amphenol is a leading manufacture for many component industries all over the market. After further tests the cables test phase “stable results.”

ASAP SEMICONDUCTOR is a leading provider of Amphenol, RF, cable assemblies, Rf and coaxial connectors, Rf connectors, and coaxial cable. Working with leading manufactures such as Amphenol has increased the quality of our stock for sale. With many warehouses, worldwide our company thrives on orders all across the nation. All our parts have been tested and placed under warranty to ensure all our orders. For a better look at the products we are able to provide visit www.asapsemi.com. For instant RFQs email sales@asapsemi.com / purchasing@asapsemi.com or call 1-714-705-4780

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Fairview Microwave

Fairview Microwave,a leading provider of high-quality RF and microwave components including, adapters, connecters, attenuators, coaxial cables, and terminators, just announced the release of its not 16 voltage-controlled oscillator models. This model covers bands from 10 MHz to 4350 MHz. An oscillator which just generates voltages by nonmechanical means. The new model is unlike the old traditional one single fixed frequency microwave. The VCO’s allow the frequency of the output signal to vary significantly by adjusting amplitude of tuning voltage. These RF components are used in military electronics, meaning they are heavy duty, reliable and work fantastically. These RF components are also used in SATCOM test and measurement and wireless communications.

Applications for these components would include, function generators, receivers, electronic jamming equipment, phase locked loops, and local oscillators. Fairview’s new voltage controlled oscillators offer turning voltages that range from 0.5 volts to 20 volts. The controllers put out power from + 4dBm to + 12dBm and supply voltage of 5Vdc to 15 Vdc. These designs include 50 Ohm internal matching. This provides a simple merging onto the circuit board itself.

The oscillators come in a hermetically sealed surface mount package that is 0.5 inches. This package is meant to meet Mil-STD-202 and MIL-STD-883 standards. These standards are environmental test conditions that test for shock, temperature cycle and vibration. These oscillators can perform in any environment and under any demands that there is, due to their packaging. Oscillators are important in order for microwaves to run, they deliver electronic currents to make things run. These currents are measured in MegaHertZ which run on one million cycles per second. Fairview does all it can as a company to provide the best microwaves providing the best quality, and support.

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wet-mate connector

TE Connectivity, a leader in creating innovate ideas for some of the world’s largest challenges, recently announced its creation of a wet-mate connecter that is suitable for subsea control systems. This innovation is huge in the electronic parts world. A wet mate connecter is an electric component used in marine exploration, gas and oil industries, and renewable energy. These brand new HydraElectric wet-made connecters feature a modular construction that enables many different configurations. These configurations can be put together with a minimum number of components. This riveting design showcases industry standard panel, bulkhead and a stab plate interface. This design allows customers to upgrade, exchange or modify existing hardware with little effort. It also offers a corrosion resistance so that the part has a longer lifespan and has less issues for the customer, which makes it more cost effective.

This seacon wet-mate connecter has been designed, tested and developed to be fully qualified to be in line with the latest and greatest of industry standards for control power distributions. These standards include ISO 13628-6 and API 17F SEAFOM. This connector is available in remotely operated vehicle, stab plate and manual modes. The construction of this connecter has the option to come with four, seven, or twelve electrical unit. These options enable multiple configurations for use in signal, electrical, distribution networks. This seacon wet-mate connector greatly complements the entire rest of TE connectivity’s range of products for gas and oil market.

These marine systems require connecters that have high speed communication capabilities and with the ability to control a vast array of operating currents. This new connecter also supports copper-based fast-speed ethernet protocols. This connecter also includes oil-filled dual barriers that help to maintain pressure balance, and can be used at depths up to 4,00-m.

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polymer electrolytic capacitor

Kemet has discovered a way to be to increase the life of their electrolytic capacitors. Creating what is known to be the markets first COTs model polymer capacitor to withstand a rough environment such as weather and humidity. This newly improved component is said to have a maximum life of 1000- hour life test option.

Other tests have been running to be able to show the amount of humidity the component can withstand. As results of the practiced test KEMET professionals were able to determine that the capacitor may go up to 85C and intake about the same 85% humidity while still living its entire 1000 hr life span.

The capacitors are qualified under the MIL-STD-202 Method 103 standard which places these parts under rigorous testing.

One of the primary uses for these newly improved capacitors is typically for separation of circuit, dividing them into two DC/DC converters.

Along the new benefits, the capacitor has been equipped with a configuration of withholding 680 microfarads.
"Voltage ratings spam 2.5-63VDC and ESR specifications as low as 25m Ω are available."

One of the primary adjustments that were made while making this device was reducing the size for it to be more user friendly and reduce it’s the size that it would take up on application.

The KEMET corporation and its Senior Vice president and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Phillip Lessner is proud to be able to bring a new type of component that is able to withstand harsher conditions for a better overall performance against other competing companies. " Exposing polymer electrolytic capacitors to humidity had been a challenge. We first introduced the T598 automotive grade KO-CAP in 2015; now we are excited to offer a COTS grade KO-CAP that passes the same extended life test."

ASAP Semiconductor is a premier distributor on the industry. Awarded INC. magazine top 5000 most rapid increasing companies in our region. Prized for our stream line system that meets customers expectation every single time. All of ASAPs parts have been tested and placed under warranty to ensure size and fit with every order. Our many storages across the US make it easier to reach our customers across the entire United States. For a better idea of the wide array of parts that we are able provide visit our website at www.asapsemi.com. For instant RFQs email us at sales@asapsemi.com or give us a call at 1-714-705-4780

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USB drives

A nonprofit organization by the name of Vitamin Angels out of Los Angeles, CA is on rise to expand the knowledge of health to third world countries. The Angels are an organization that helps provide essential vitamins to malnutrition parts of the world. Currently have helped over 52 million women and children in approximate 66 countries worldwide. Their current goal has been to expand the knowledge of basic health principles helping train local health workers of those regions. In doing so the Angels have collaborated with modern training company Torrence Learning to help with the wide spread of knowledge. The standard USB drives have been estimated to cost the company around 2 to 4 US dollars in price, averaging a total of 92,000$ US dollars for the project to date.

In this USB, it will be providing a program that can be used to teach primary care solution. How to provide the proper nutrients to the locals while taking notice of the most susceptible people for future project and studies. Being able to Distribute the proper nutrients, the course will also provide the dangers of vitamin deficiencies and its repercussions. How to safety dispense Vitamin-A capsules to those in need. Their plan is to be able to provide basic USB drives with a chromium web browser and server compatible to any computer.

They are currently undergoing with the beginning of the project in countries like Indiana, Indonesia, and Nigeria. With the beginning countries of the project The Vitamin Angels will use these as a starting point to hopefully expand to further countries by the year 2018.

The founder and President of the Vitamin Angels, Howard Schiffer has enormous aspirations for his company and states,” The goal is to go from training 1,000 field health workers every year to 6,000 or more.”

ASAP SEMICONUDTOR is a one of the top providers of aerospace spares and components in its region and the industry. All of ASAPs parts have been tested and placed under warranty to ensure the parts exact to size and fit with every order before leaving ASAP facilities. Our many storage facilities across the US allow us to get to a wider range of the US in a fashionable time manner. Specializing in obsolete and hard to find parts on the market. For a better look at the parts ASAP is able to provide visit our website at www.asapsemi.com. For instant RFQs within 15 minutes email us at sales@asapsemi.com or give us a call at 1 714 705 4780.

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electronic devices

Electronics banned from cabins on some Middle Eastern and African flights to U.S.

Airlines that fly from evident countries in the Middle East and Africa to the United States will soon demand passengers to check in all if not some of their electronic devices than to carry them into the cabin said a U.S. official. Also stating that this will affect some airlines flying into the U.S. There is a safety concern regarding passengers boarding nonstop flights to the U.S. from particular countries, which is a factor to checking in their electronic devices when boarding. The ban on certain electronics alleged to be related to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP. AQAP has been enthusiastically trying to build bombs that contain little or no metal content to target commercial aircraft. To date, they are the only terror organization that has shown a marked effort to try to attack airlines, the officials said.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration includes a ban on laptops and tablets in carry-on luggage on flights to the U.S, which will take effect Wednesdays according to officials.

The US Has Banned Laptops and Tablets on Flights from Major Middle Eastern Airports

The US is banning passengers from bringing laptops, tablet computers, and other electronic devices as carry-on items on uninterrupted flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa, all countries being U.S. allies:

  • Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar

  • Dubai International Airport, UAE

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE

  • Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan

  • Cairo International Airport, Egypt

  • King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Mohammed V Airport, Casablanca, Morocco

  • Kuwait International Airport, Kuwait

The ban was publicized Monday after two Middle Eastern airlines began telling passengers about the new constraints. A representative of Saudi Arabian Airlines told BuzzFeed News that the ban begins immediately applied to all flights headed to the US, and covers all electronic devices, excluding cell phones. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said airlines would have 96 hours to obey with the new rules and the ban would remain in place until "the threat changes."

US Bans Personal Electronic Devices on Non-Stop Flights to US from Mideast and Africa

The US government has commanded to nine foreign airlines in the Middle East and Africa that electronic devices larger than cellphones, will be banned from entering the passenger cabinets and will have to be packed in their checked baggage to their final destination. Donald Trump government officials said that starting Tuesday morning, airlines flying non-stop to the United States from Amman (Jordan), Cairo (Egypt), Istanbul (Turkey), Kuwait City (Kuwait), Jeddah and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Casablanca (Morocco), Doha (Qatar), Dubai and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) will have to implement this additional security measure in the coming 96 hours.

At ASAP Semi, we are great at knowing about new projects that are being started because that’s how we get a great amount of orders. Also, we like to know exactly what is going on when a customer calls, so customers know they can trust us because we are knowledgeable of the parts and projects going on. Also, we can have stock available for these customers and give them a low price since we will be buying at a large quantity.

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