Components

High-efficiency laser created for silicon chips

31 March, 2020

Scientists have developed a semiconductor laser made of germanium and tin, whose efficiency is comparable with conventional GaAs semiconductor lasers on Si.


OLEDs stretch two-dimensionally

24 March, 2020

Korean researchers have created stretchable organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that are compliant and maintain their performance under high-strain deformation.


Winmate B Series stainless steel panel PC

17 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Backplane Systems Technology Pty Ltd

The B Series panel PC features a 316 stainless steel housing, while push-buttons bring control and indication directly to the work area.


Nordic Semiconductor nRF52833 multiprotocol system-on-chip

16 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

Nordic Semiconductor's nRF52833 multiprotocol system-on-chip (SoC) features Bluetooth 5.1 direction finding capabilities and an expanded temperature range.


Winmate GC Series G-WIN heavy-duty panel PC

13 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Backplane Systems Technology Pty Ltd

Winmate's GC Series G-WIN heavy-duty panel PC comes in sizes 7″ to 23.8″ and a wide variety of configurations. The range is engineered to satisfy those in demand of a stylish, robust and high-performance HMI.


Supercapacitors made of the world's smelliest fruit

12 March, 2020

Researchers have found a way to use jackfruit and durian — the latter considered the world's smelliest fruit — to create energy stores for rapid electricity charging.


Battery-powered chips could work faster and longer

12 March, 2020

Researchers have invented a novel class of reconfiguration techniques that adaptively extends both the minimum power consumption and the maximum performance of digital circuits.


Crystal Group RE1218M Rugged Embedded Computer

11 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Crystal Group's RE1218M Rugged Embedded Computer is optimised for applications requiring powerful processing in demanding environments.


Thorlabs ultralow-noise semiconductor lasers

11 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Lastek Pty Ltd

Thorlabs has announced its ultralow-noise semiconductor laser product line, which offers a combination of high output power (>100 mW), narrow linewidth (<100 Hz) and ultralow relative intensity noise (<-165 dB/Hz).


Würth Elektronik Proteus-III and Thyone-I Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 modules

11 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Wurth Electronics Australia Pty

Würth Elektronik has released the Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 module Proteus-III and the proprietary version Thyone-I. Measuring 8 x 12 x 2 mm and based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 chipset, the module features integrated antennas, encryption technology and six configurable I/O pins.


Manipulating laser light with perovskites

10 March, 2020

Researchers have used inexpensive crystals, known as perovskites, to make Faraday rotators. These manipulate light in a range of devices by altering its polarisation.


Maxim MAX32520 ChipDNA secure IoT microcontroller

06 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX32520 ChipDNA secure Arm Cortex-M4 microcontroller — a secure microcontroller with built-in physically unclonable function (PUF) technology for financial- and government-grade security.


Würth Elektronik MagI³C FDSM power modules

05 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Wurth Electronics Australia Pty

Würth Elektronik's MagI³C FDSM power modules with fixed 3.3 or 5 V output voltages are now available with an input voltage of 36 V.


Vicor PI3740 ZVS buck-boost regulator

04 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Vicor Corporation

Vicor has released its PI3740 ZVS buck-boost regulator with an extended operating temperature range of -55 to +115°C and optional tin-lead BGA packaging for MIL-COTS applications. The product is a high-density and high-efficiency buck boost regulator with an 8–60 V input voltage range and supports output voltages from 10–50 V.


u-blox UBX-R5 LTE-M/NB-IoT chipset

03 March, 2020 | Supplied by: u-blox Singapore Pte Ltd

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has certified the UBX-R5, u-blox's multiband LTE-M/NB-IoT chipset featuring end-to-end device security, data security and access control management.


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