This article by contributing editor Paul Pickering, details how the development of wearable health and fitness devices can be shortened using the Maxim Integrated MAXREFDES100#, a production-ready reference design.
The wearable health, wellness, and fitness market is extremely fast-moving, with new products appearing almost weekly. The availability of low-cost, low-power microcontrollers and widespread wireless connectivity have helped spur a drive towards portability and the growth of a new market in personal fitness monitors. http://bit.ly/2puM82B
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This article by contributing editor Bill Schweber, introduces designers to antenna theory, specifications, trends in antenna design, and real-world antenna examples.
The antenna is probably the most overlooked part of an RF design, yet the range, performance, and legality of an RF link are critically dependent upon it. Regardless, antenna selection is often left until the end of the design, at which point optimal antenna performance may not be achievable within the space provided….. http://bit.ly/2puoUtz
D3 Semiconductor, a company bringing together affiliated semiconductor companies and top-talent experts, announces its inaugural entry into the power semiconductor market with the launch of its +FET™ line of 650V-rated superjunction MOSFETs. +FET MOSFETs enable high-efficiency solutions for a range of hard-switched applications, including PFC boost and inverters used in telecom, enterprise computing, UPS and solar. http://bit.ly/2mPATUM
Coilcraft has launched a new suite of Power Inductor Selection Tools that allows users to easily select the appropriate path for their particular search while also providing more application-specific performance data than previously available on any industry site. http://bit.ly/2nnHFOS
Wilbrecht LEDCO, Inc., a subsidiary of Microprecision Electronics SA, is introducing its new 14mm mount CL series panel LED for industrial and outdoor applications.The CL series incorporates a 10mm LED available in red, green, yellow, blue and bicolor options. Pre-wired with internal resistors, the indicators can be configured for voltages up to 60 VDC or 120/240 VAC. http://bit.ly/2nndgjG
Internet of Things (IoT) applications promise users instant access to detailed information about their health, their environment, and their machines. For developers, however, the IoT levies a very broad set of requirements that draw on multiple disciplines including wireless sensor design, secure communications, and cloud-based software development. http://bit.ly/2nKo4LB
Mouser Electronics Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader that empowers innovation, today announced that it is exhibiting as a Platinum Partner at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition 2017 (APEC 2017) show — the premier event in applied power electronics — at Booth 1822.
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