EM3028 extends battery life of connected devices by 50%
EM Microelectronic, the ultra-low-power semiconductor company of the Swatch Group, and a leading technology provider for connected objects, today announced the release of its EM3028 Extreme low power Real-Time Clock (RTC) module, setting a new industry benchmark for accuracy and power consumption.
EM3028 leads the way for green IoT applications, with 50% extended battery life compared to its closest competitor, at double the accuracy. It extends the device life span at a reduced overall BOM cost.
The EM RTCs provide an elegant solution for increasing the autonomy of connected devices, by providing accurate sleep and wake-up timing for their power-hungry elements, thus enhancing the global user experience. The frustrating need to frequently charge or replace the batteries of a wearable device becomes a thing of the past with the EM3028 used as an ideal companion for EM’s energy harvesting solutions, this unique combination requiring, in certain applications, no charging or battery replacement throughout the complete device life span. http://bit.ly/2ukv4mx
Combines 110-dB dynamic range, 1-THz sweep speed, and 160 MHz real-time bandwidth with compact form factor and low-cost entry to high-end test at $11,900
Signal Hound, a developer of highly optimized solutions for RF signal test and measurement, has announced the SM200A 20 GHz headless RF spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver for applications ranging from IoT and 5G cellular, to military, aerospace, automotive, and radar. Optimized for performance, flexibility, space, and cost, the SM200A lowers the cost of entry to high-end spectrum analysis while delivering precisely what’s required for the most demanding production-line and spectrum monitoring RF analysis applications. http://bit.ly/2HWF1bJ
Mouser Electronics New Product Insider: March 2018
Mouser Electronics, Inc. specializes in the rapid introduction of new products and technologies. As the industry leader in New Product Introductions (NPIs), Mouser makes it a priority to stock the newest products and technologies from our 700+ manufacturer partners, giving customers an edge and helping speed time to market. http://bit.ly/2GbVUC2
Micro Crystal AG’s new Real-time Clock Module RV-3028-C7 sets the new benchmark for lowest power consumption: 40 nA at a supply 3 V.
The high accuracy of ±1 ppm at room temperature eliminates any calibration during manufacturing. The tiny package of just 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 mm combines the quartz crystal with the RTC circuit, offering also an integrated battery-back-up switch. The extreme low power consumption allows using MLCC capacitors to cover the back-up time. Together with an event detection input it features all the prerequisites for Wearables, Medical Healthcare and power sensitive IoT applications. http://bit.ly/2GbQVkX
Digi-Key North American Editor Bill Schweber Explains:
To minimize power consumption, a simple MOSFET is often used to gate power to unused circuits. However, a better option is to use a load switch as it has additional functions to handle the many subtleties and vagaries of power-rail management.
Load switches are offered with an array of performance parameters and ratings from multiple vendors, which enables a good fit between application priorities and available parts. http://bit.ly/2HVqSvj
Extreme Power/Signal System with up to 60 A/Blade and a Low 10 mm Profile
Samtec’s EXTreme Ten60Power™ header and socket system (ET60T/ET60S Series) is available in both power/signal combinations and power only for increased design flexibility. The new 5-row signal option allows for up to 40 positions in the same form factor as the 3-row option. For higher density without the need for additional space, the 5-row design features a 2.00 mm pitch, versus the 3-row on a 2.54 mm pitch. http://bit.ly/2HUZ76i
With the Mercury+ XU1, Enclustra presents at Embedded World 2018 in Nuremberg at booth 3-210 its fastest SoC module based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC.
It accommodates 6 ARM cores, a Mali 400MP2 GPU, up to 4 GB of extremely fast DDR4 ECC SDRAM, numerous standard interfaces, 294 user I/Os and up to 747,000 LUT4 equivalents – all on an area smaller than a credit card. http://bit.ly/2n8ONzN
New 0402DC Series ceramic wirewound chip inductors offer the industry’s highest Q factors in an 0402 (1005) size – up to 162 at 2.4 GHz – for super low loss in high frequency circuits.
It is offered in 26 standard inductance values ranging from 3.0 to 120 nH. An additional 73 values are available upon request, including 0.1 nH increments from 2.8 nH to 10 nH. Most values are available with 2% tolerance. The 0402DC Series features a wirewound construction for extremely high self resonance – up to 16 GHz. It also offers DCR as low as 37 mΩ, significantly lower than other 0402-sized chip inductors. 0402DC Series chip inductors are ideal for impedance matching circuits for low band (700 – 960MHz) and high band (1710 – 2700MHz) antennas. Its 0402-sized package is perfect for smartphones and tablets. 0402DC Series inductors feature RoHS compliant, matte tin over nickel over silver-platinum-glass frit terminations and offer a maximum reflow temperature of 260°C. http://bit.ly/2n1Rvqy
Three FOUR New Technical Articles of Interest to Electronics Industry Engineers Now in Digi-Key Article Library
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Creating the Ultimate Embedded Software Workbench: http://bit.ly/2mHWfRY
Generating a High DC Output Voltage from a Low Input Supply: http://bit.ly/2mTfV5m
How to Easily Add Multiple Wireless Technologies to an IoT Design: http://bit.ly/2rdeaos
0.80 mm and 1.00 mm Pitch Edge Card Sockets with High-Speed Edge Rate® Contacts
Samtec has expanded their line of edge card connectors with 0.80 mm and 1.00 mm pitch sockets designed for higher speed applications and optimal mating alignment.
The 0.80 mm pitch socket (HSEC8-DP Series) is a differential pair version of Samtec’s popular Edge Rate® 0.80 mm pitch sockets. Rated for speeds to 28 Gbps NRZ/56 Gbps PAM4, the socket features Edge Rate® contacts designed to increase cycle life and decrease crosstalk. The double row socket, with 8 to 56 total pairs and optional rugged weld tabs, mates with standard 1.60 mm (.062″) thick cards. http://bit.ly/2rhXA71