Adafruit is a privately-owned company that is based in the US. Their focus is on designing and manufacturing open source electronic hardware. They are always up to date and are always trying to come with different ways to design their products. It is a competitive field, therefor they always try to design products that are unique and reliable. Because if their competitive products and great service RS has signed a distribution agreement, where Adafruit is supplying hardware, tools, equipment and electronics to makers and hobbyists.


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Microchip Technology Inc. provides microcontrollers and analog semiconductors for different applications worldwide. It became a leading service provider by catering to the needs of a wide variety of consumers. To increase its market even further, Microchip has begun selling an RF transceiver which supports the Sigfox wide area for Internet of Things networks. The stand-alone ATA8520E transceiver is FCC-certified and comes with an AVR micro controller. It also comes with the option of an Xplained PRO development board that is also FCC-certified. What brings users to Sigfox is the lower node power connections that are not available with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. As of today, there are more than 8 million devices already part of the ISM unlicensed network which operates in 24 countries.


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Based on the Superjunction technology, Infineon welcomes the latest addition to its family the 800V CoolMOS P7 series of 800V MosFETs. This will be available in twelve R DS(on) classes with six packages to fully address the target application of needs. While Infineon has been focusing on flyback topologies as of late which are found in standard applications like LED lighting, industrial/auxiliary power, audio and adapter, the latest introduction is for low power SMPS applications with products like R DS(on) of 280 mO, 450 mO, 1400 mO and 4500 mO now available for order.


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American Technology Company, Texas Instruments has introduced a new protocol-agnostic linear re-driver. A previous model, the SuperSpeed USB supports up to 5Gbit/s video. Compared to that model, this new SuperSpeedPlus has faster capabilities, reaching up to 3.1 data rates that support 10Gbit/s as well as DisplayPort 1.4 up to 8.1Gbit/s intended for downstream.


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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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