Projected Capacitive (PCAP) Touchscreen is widely in use in smartphone as well as tablet applications all due to its sensitivity and reliability as well as multi-touch gestures. It requires only a gentle touch to activate it contrary to hard presses that is required by resistive touchscreens. Read more
Mitsubishi Electric has announced the addition of 3.5 GHz-band (Gallium Nitride High Electron Mobility Transistors) GaN-HEMT line-up for 4G Mobile communication base transceiver stations. The four new GaN-HEMTs offer high output power and efficiency. Among the product features are its flangeless ceramic package in 180W and 90W designed for macro-cell BTS as well as the plastic molded package in 7W and 5W models for micro-cell BTS. Their high efficiency helps to reduce the size and power consumption of BTS. The 90W model achieves high drain efficiency of 67 percent, while the 7W and 5W models have high drain efficiency of 67 percent. Furthermore, the high efficiency contributes to simpler cooling system resulting in a smaller size BTS operating at a lower consumption.
GaN-HEMTs,4G Mobile Communication ,Base Transceiver Station, Mitsubishi Electric
NTN has developed “Two Motor On-board Driver System” designed for next generation electric vehicles (EV) capable of powering the left and right wheels with individual motors. The system consists of two motors and a reducers as well as an inverter resulting in torque vectoring (Control and mechanism for actively distributing drive power to the left and right drive wheels). This capability would allow the left and right driver power to be controlled properly to suit the vehicle’s driving conditions which contribute mainly to driving performance, including steering capabilities and stability on slippery roads. Read more
Murata has developed a series of single output, high isolation, high reliability, 1W surface-mount DC-DC converters. The new NXJ1 series designed for medical products as well as industrial and telecom applications. The new devices measures only 13.72×10.46×4.36 mm and they come in input voltage options of 3.3, 5, or 12 VDC and single output of 3.3,5,12, or 15 VDC. The new converter features short circuit protection and it can operate at full industrial temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius. Read more
Mitsubishi Electric has announced the launch of new tough series of 10.4-inch XGA TFT-LCD module for industrial applications such as construction, agriculture vehicles, factory automation and weaving equipment. Read more
TDK has announced the development of ultra-thin noise suppression sheets with industry’s highest magnetic permeability ideal to be used for smartphones, tablets as well as input devices such as stylus pens. The ultra-thin IFL16 is designed for an operating temperature range of -40 to +85. Read more
Canon has announced the development of a new Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) optical element to be used in camera lenses. The new BR element is able to correct chromatic aberration at an exceptionally high level resulting in superior imaging performance. The newly developed BR element lies within the short-wavelength range, it is sandwiched between two glass lens elements for creating a BR lens. Read more
Toshiba has announced the launch of TB9081FG brushless motor pre-driver IC for use in electrical power steering system (EPS). The new IC integrates 3-phace pre-driver circuits, fail-safe relay pre-driver circuits as well as motor current detection circuit, plus various failure detection circuits. Read more
Development of Industry’s First Electromagnetic Noise Suppression and Heat Diffusion Integrated Sheets
Panasonic has announced the development of world’s first electromagnetic noise suppression and heat diffusion integrated sheets which are ideal for thermal and electromagnetic noise reduction for thin mobile terminals, on-board equipment as well as industrial equipment. Read more
Alps Electric has developed new series of Force sensors targeted at industrial as well as robotic industry. The new Force sensor is based on MEMS technology achieving industry’s smallest size. The new sensor is capable detecting stress as low as 0.01N in instances such as minor variations in pen pressure or load shift in robots. The new HSFPAR Series also available as a unit type with a FPC included for easy integration into end products. Its applications include styli and touch panels as well as industrial equipment and robots.
Most Compact Force Sensor, Alps Electric, MEMS technology