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.


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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


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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.”


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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