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Tech Articles

Addressing Reliability Issues in QR Induction Cookers

May 26, 2015

By Dominic Li, Senior Application Engineer at ON Semiconductor   Induction cooker units are growing in popularity all the time. They offer a far more efficient method by which to cook food products – with approximately twice as much converted heat being delivered to food in a pan compared to cooking via gas. Induction based
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NFV Technology and the Transformation of Network Architectures

May 19, 2015

Glenn Seiler, VP, Networking Solutions, Wind River   Explosive growth in data traffic driven by the demand for video, the increasing use of mobile devices and cloud-based services is overwhelming the capabilities of today’s networks. The challenges for service providers are to handle this massively increased demand for bandwidth while also reducing capital and operating
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An introduction to ionizer and ozonizer modules for electronics engineers

May 5, 2015

By Michio Miyazaki, senior product engineer, Murata Manufacturing Company   Mention ozone in a conversation and one might reasonably assume you are referring to the delicate state of the Earth’s ozone layer. However, extremely small amounts of ozone are usefully employed to reduce the spread and removal of germs and to eliminate odours in a
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Efficiency Clarifications By Jonathan Wilkins, marketing manager of European Automation

Apr 14, 2015

There is some debate as to who originally invented the incandescent light bulb. Some say Thomas Edison whilst others say Sir Joseph Swan. There are also those who claim both of these great minds were merely tweaking existing devices. What is certain is that the incandescent light bulb is going the way of anyone that
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FPGAs Help Characterize Massive-MIMO Channels

Apr 7, 2015

Multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) is a wireless communications technique that leverages multiple antennas at infrastructure nodes, like basestations and access points, to serve many clients simultaneously. MU-MIMO is an integral part of upcoming wireless standards and is expected to deliver significant improvements in the performance of busy networks. Article by Patrick Murphy, President Mango Communications,,
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Industrial displays on the cusp of a revolution – David Potts, Divisional Marketing Manager, Anglia Components Ltd.

Mar 31, 2015

We are surrounded by LCD displays. There are large ones in public places with advertising and other information. Smaller ones grace the front panels of almost all the electronics we use personally and for work. Further screens entertain and inform us at home, provide the interfaces to our PCs etc. LCD Limitations LCD is so
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The critical importance of Sicherheit in embedded software – Article by Mark Pitchford of Lynx Software Technologies, Inc.

Mar 24, 2015

In the field of safety critical embedded software, such security concerns are often perceived to be a separate domain from the core business of functional safety. Yet when security researcher Barnaby Jack used a modified antenna and software in 2011 to wirelessly attack and take control of Medtronic’s implantable insulin pumps[1], he demonstrated how such
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Q&A for Automotive Applications

Mar 16, 2015

In general in the 21st Century what challenges does the automotive industry place on thermal management and shielding companies? The developments in both automotive electronics and electric drive systems on vehicles has created EMI and thermal issues previously only encountered in military and aerospace systems. This has resulted in the automotive community requiring ever increasing
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"Sensor Outlook: Where are Automotive Optical-Based Sensors Going?" – Article by Cliff De Locht, Melexis

Feb 24, 2015

Over the course of 2015, there are going to be many areas within the automotive electronics sector where considerable technological advances will be made. To support this it is certain that more sophisticated sensor technologies are going be required. The following article looks specifically at how innovations that are currently taking place should result in
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Driving SiC MOSFETs efficiently using the new generation of optocouplers – By Nick Bourne, Field Applications Engineer, Anglia Components

Feb 3, 2015

Introduction Silicon Carbide (SiC) power semiconductors are rapidly emerging into the commercial market delivering several ben­efits over conventional Silicon-based power semiconductors. SiC MOSFETs can improve overall system efficiency by more than 10% and the higher switching capability can reduce the overall system size and costs. The technical benefits coupled with lower costs have increased the
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