There are two types of currents, direct current and alternating currents. Any piece of equipment that utilizes an electric current in order to function eventually has to have direct current passing through it. The current we receive from the electric company and passes through the wires throughout the city and into our homes is an Alternating current. So what the technology industries do, basically any device that uses an electric current and receives a power input from the electric company has an electric circuit that converts alternating current into a direct current and then the current can pass through and power on which ever device you are working with. Linear technology has been able to come up with an RMS power detector which uses a root-mean-square function to measure an accurate estimate of the RF signal. The Direct Current output will give an accurate estimate of an RF Signal that is accurate to the tenth of dB.

This RMS detector is nothing short of a clever design because it gives possibilities to a circuit designer to measure accurate RF signals and therefor giving the possibility of a more effective design and improved system performance. Traditionally such equipment was used to measure frequencies above 10GHz, at 10 GHz the quarter of a wavelength is measured at 7.5 mm. Such diodes is useful for measuring high signals, which means that they will be less accurate when measuring low signals.

We deal with Electronic components at Asap Semiconductor and as a global distributor and competitor; we supply all kind of parts from Linear, RMS power detector, RMs detector and a whole other array of parts. ASAP Semiconductor offers a complete and comprehensive procurement services. If you are in need of a part and don’t have the sources or maybe you are looking to find more competitive prices then send us a request on our website with the information about the part you are looking for, such as part #, NSN, Description, Manufacturer, Quantity, and we will be happy to help you. You can also send your request by email at or call us at +1-714-705-4780.

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TDK-QM Series AC-DC power Supply

A new QM series of an AC DC power supplies have been introduced by TDK.  TDK Corporation has created the first 1200 W to 1500W rated modular series to have MoPPs isolated allows for it to have the lowest “acoustic noise “that is offered at that power level in the market. The latest series is certified by both the medical and industrial industries to allow for it to be used and placed in many applications. Many popular applications that the QM series can be embedded in are

“including BF rated medical equipment, test and measurement, broadcast, communications and renewable energy applications.”

The product is equipped with an online configurator for easy product definition showing a great selection with a choice of signals, leakage current and standby voltages. The configurator accepts for currents to be entered and in result will instantly produce an 8 digit code which creates and easier process for order placement.

The configurator can create up to 16 outputs at a time when currents have been inputted ranging from a 2.8V to a 52.8V voltage. The configurator can produce many types of voltages such as voltages,

“With a 90-264Vac, 47-440Hz input the QM can deliver 1200W, and 1500W with a 150-264Vac input.”
The module can produce a wide range of powers beginning with a 35W being equipped with a single or dual output, rising to its highest at a 1200W with a single output. The module allows for an additional option to be offered with one or two standby voltages “(5V and 12V at up to 2A).”  Accompanied by a unit inhibit, enable option and a powerful AC good signal.

Some of the major perks that QM offers beside its 91% operating efficiency is reducing internal heat loss which activates the use of the low speed cooling fans.  When the cooling process takes place, it is intended for noise to be a reduced

“audible noise for an enhanced patient/user experience to just 44.3 dBA at room temperature and 45.3 dBA at 50°C – measured in accordance with BS EN ISO 3744:2010.”

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Oscilloscope 10bit HDO9000 series

Teledyne LeCroy has introduced a HDO9000 range of oscilloscopes to the industry that is equipped with HD1024 technology features. Designed and manufactured to,

 “automatically determine the best A/D converter configuration under each measurement condition to optimize vertical resolution, extending up to 13.8bits.”
The HDO9000 offers additional software packages to equip the HDO9000 that will be compatible with all,
“validation and debug requirements ranging from automated standards compliance packages to flexible debugging toolkits.”
Accompanied with a band of specific measurements and or eye diagram packages that go hand in hand with the trigger and decode software package. The options that the HDO9000 range does provide,
“include digital filtering, spectrum analysis, device and switching power supply analysis, and more.”
The luxury of the HDO9000 range allows the customization of specific parameters and math functions to insert by owner.

Some of the latest features that the HDO9000 offers is a single touch screen that measures at 15.4in that allows the device to be managed from solely one screen. The main purpose for the single touch screen on the oscilloscope is to be able to direct and manage the electrical signal and voltage to many different devices or disperse them for different functions all in the same time. Many of the features have been inputted to enhance the processing and can store a lot more data and information that is inputted. Equipped with a,

“10bit resolution, bandwidths of 1 to 4GHz and sample rates of 40Gsample/s, enabling efficient and accurate debug. Two units can be synchronized to operate as an eight-channel oscilloscope without limitations.”

The HDO90000 mixed signal (-MS) model displays 16 digital lines which properly trigger, decode, and provide measurements for time analysis discrepancies or debugging of digital designs.

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IMEC an international research institute decides to make its way to Florida in the US. Having its headquarters stationed in Leuven, Belgium, IMEC also has many locations all over the world such as Netherlands, Taiwan, China, India, Nepal and Japan. Per the Orlando Sentinel a primary newspaper that covers the vast Florida and Central Florida area has released that the IMEC institute has planned to open a research center in Florida’s Osceola County.

The opening of the Institute would create over hundreds of jobs in the area within a time span of 5 years. Partnering up with Florida’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Center to birth the sensor and nanotechnology research and design in the Center.

After long consideration of the IMEC administration, Bert Gyselinckx the standing Vice president and General Manager of the Imec site in Eindhoven, Netherlands had the final say on the end location of the Institute. Many customers and followers insisted on closer locations which makes Gyselinckx add, “We kept getting requests from American companies to become more locally active and do R&D work here” and insists the company,” had been looking at that for a number of years.”

Bert Gyselinckx is an essential attribute to the IMEC Company. Gyselinckx and his team have managed to develop various innovations such as brain monitors of diverse ingenuity, smart watches, health patches and Wi-Fi systems.  As well as being a great entrepreneur having helped many startups such as,” Life sense (Incontinence management), Bloom Technologies (pregnancy monitoring), Septentrio (satellite navigation). “Co inventing both consumer electronics and semiconductor companies to be some of his many accomplishments.


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Infineon Technologies are bringing new hall sensors that are much smaller in size and they are more cost effective. This is good for the environment as well as for the consumer. The new hall sensors not only preserve the material by reducing the size of the sensor but they also reduce the size of the circuit boards they used in, this makes technology as usual advance in the right direction in making technology much smaller and more efficient. Power consumption is even reduced by almost 50% compared to the older version of the hall sensor. This is very useful for the energy efficient systems that are looking for stable magnetic switching points, robustness and precision.

Switches and latches have an integrated Hall element, a voltage regulator, choppers, an oscillator and an output driver. The voltage regulator gives power to the entire circuit as well as the Hall element. The choppers in the circuit ensure that the temperature does not rise beyond a certain point to prevent heating and they also control process fluctuation to keep it at minimum. Those fluctuations happen for three different reasons, the first reason is that the Hall sensors have different magnetic switch points and this can cause a little bit of fluctuation. The second reason is that temperature rising in the circuit board can affect the strength of the magnetic field and therefore effect the power of the circuit which then leads to the third reason which leads to the Hall element output voltage that also gets affected by temperature.

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intersil boost Regulators

Intersil released an article discussing how the company is planning to introduce high current buck boost regulators for their battery powered portables. These buck boost regulators are considered to be ISL91127 and ISL91128. These new buck boost family devices had 4.5A switches which brings efficiency percentages up to 96 as well as having a compact footprint ideal for providing system power.

Here are some boost regulator specifications from Intersil. Output currents can go up to 3A in the boost setting mode. The input voltage ranges from 1.8 to 5.5V. Output voltage can be fixed at 3.3V or adjustable.

Buck boost regulators improve efficiency and provide longer battery life for hand held devices compared to a boost regulator bypass solution.

Here is what Andy Cowell, the senior vice president of Mobile Power Products at Intersil has to say about this. "Hand-held device designers are constantly challenged to create smaller, more efficient products whether it is the latest wearable, a portable medical device or next-generation smartphone. Intersil specializes in providing the most efficient power delivery with excellent transient response. Our latest buck-boost regulators leverage generations of experience in the most demanding mobile applications to provide customers with extended battery life in a compact, easy-to-use package."

In terms of pricing, the ISL91127IR is going to be priced at $1.29 in 1000 quantity amounts. The ISL91128 is going to be priced at $1.25 in 1000 quantity amounts.

Intersil is a top provider in the innovative power management and precision analog solutions industry. They are seen in mobile computer, automotive, aerospace parts.

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ONe-Dimensional Semiconductors

Scientists are always looking at ways to improve the way the world works around us, at the University of Texas a team of physicists have discovered some of the behaviors an anatomical semiconductor can behave in, and they are predicting that they will be able to build even smaller transistors. What they discovered preceded a published study that explained the details of how a 2-dimensional semiconductor works. They found that a new material, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), is capable of giving basic binary signaling on a 1-dimensional surface. This discovery shows how much technologically advanced we have become compared to the last couple of decades.

Semiconductors parts which are part of all our technologies are usually made from silicon, hence the name Silicon Valley. Being a physicist means to understand how the world around us functions. If we look at all the technological advancements that we have today, what they all have in common is that essentially there was a physicist who wanted to understand how something works. Having said that, physicists noticed that this new material can behave in a different way than the usual silicon based semiconductors. They discovered that electrical currents move or behave differently in MoS2 than they do in silicon based semiconductors. Electrical currents tend to stay on the edges of the MoS2 material which can have the potential of saving energy rather than spreading all over the material like it does in Silicon.

This quality of energizing the edges of a material is fundamentally important because not only the inside of a material id pointless but it’s a waste of material and these semiconductor parts can eventually be made smaller and possible into a 1-dimensional semiconductor. ASAP Semiconductor is a company dedicated to provide a very easy to use platform for hard to find at a fairly low and competitive prices for all information technology and electronic industries. You can visit us on our website to find out more information or to get instant quotes any time feel free to call us at 714-705-4780 or email us at

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Intel Tyndall

Since 2009, Intel Corporation has invested in the Irish ICT research institute, Tyndall. Recently, Intel has committed to providing $1.5 million in additional funds over a 3-year period in order to expand the institute’s research capabilities. Intel already has other research firms in the United States working on semiconductor materials and other innovative machinery. Regardless of the research that those firms are providing, Tyndall can provide a different viewpoint and different methods of solving problems for Intel. Intel’s confidence in Tyndall generates from the quality of work the organization provides. From the display models to photonic applications, researchers such as Dr. Jim Freer and Brian Corbett are the foundation for the top class work that Tyndall is capable of. Bernie Capraro, a research manager at Intel Ireland has made a statement regarding the effectiveness of the programme. What assures both companies of the success in their research is the expected strong communication infrastructure, as researchers at Tyndall will work directly with Intel’s researchers in Portland, leaving little room for miscommunication.

Tyndall also has the privilege to boost that Intel reached out to the research institute and not the other way around.  Intel is transitioning to a focus on the Internet of Things and the extension of Moore’s Law. Challenges are sure to arise as Intel ventures into this new area, but Tyndall is confident in its own creative approaches and capabilities. Bernie Capraro, Research Manager of Silicon Technology at Intel Ireland, and Peter Smyth, Business Development Executive at Tyndall, will work together and continue to steer the partnership between the two firms for the next two years until 2018.

ASAP Semiconductor

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Harwin, the manufacturer of some of the most reliable interconnects and PCB hardware in the industry, has just opened a new industrial center in Portsmouth. This project increased Harwin’s floor space at this location by 33%, at a cost of nearly £3m.

Prince Michael of Kent served as special guest for the building’s inaugural day.

The building measures 3,000m^2. The expansion was necessary for Harwin’s plan to increase capabilities. According to Harwin chairman, Damon de Laszlo, the company had outgrown the previous amenities, and continuing to produce high quality electronic parts was just not possible anymore with the size of the former center.

Harwin does not only produce electronic parts, but also engineers the machines that make them. Stamping, plating, mounting, turning, and assembly are all parts of the process that Harwin handles. This is why investments in new technology are vital. It not only allows designs to advance, but training of workers improves and the overall performance of the company is enhanced.

The increase in capacity will also allow for productivity to increase. Especially if the development plan that Harwin plays out accordingly. The company is looking to use more big data methodologies by implementation of 4 .0 smart factory practices. This will take into consideration customer ordering needs and manufacturing data.

Something worth acknowledging is that while Harwin distributes connectors for professional requests, it also produces the 40-pin 10 connectors for the Raspberry-Pi single-board series. These small and economic computers are the size of a credit card and produced in the UK.

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On July 15th, 2016 Steve Bush wrote an article on Electronics Weekly talking about how the French semiconductor Leti is working with their research development team in order to create a 3D network chip to improve fast computing. The reason behind this is so that data and be transferred between stacked die. Another way to transfer is across die on the silicon inter-poser. Not only this is very effective for the company but it is also not too costly.

Here is what Denis Dutoit, the Leti strategic marketing manager has to say about the 3D network on chip.

The steady rise in the number of applications that require high-performance computing creates a demand for new hardware-plus-software communications solutions that improve both performance and energy consumption. This technology brick makes it possible to transfer data between processors via a network-on-chip delivering more powerful, energy-efficient computing.

To understand more about the 3D circuits, they combine identical 28nm die, also known as chip-lets to Leti, fabricated on a FDSOI process. FDSOI is short hand for fully depleted silicon on insulator.

Here is what Leti has to say about the details of this:

The active interposer embeds several lower-cost functions, such as communication through the NoC and system I/Os, power conversion, design for testability and integrated passive components.

To learn a little more about 3D integration, here is what Leti has to say about the idea.

3D integration in electronical components is when a device has at least active layers have been vertically integrated in order to achieve a new component or a system. Those layers could be homogeneous or heterogeneous in term of component function, material, substrate sizes or technological node.

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