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Automotive High-Voltage Contactors for Electric Drives

Created by Ralf Hickl, Product Sales Manager Automotive Business Unit & Uwe Rahn, Director Automotive Business Unit, Rutronik |   Knowledge

The DC link capacitors are powered when switching on the DC link of frequency converters. The resulting inrush current must be limited here. Ralf Hickl, Product Sales Manager Automotive Business Unit, and Uwe Rahn, Director Automotive Business Unit, at Rutronik explain how this can be achieved with high-voltage switches.

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High-performance MCUs for little money: The STM32 extensions F7x0 and H7x0

Created by Hao Wang |   Knowledge

ST Microelectronics extends its STM32 MCU product family with a high-performance and a very-high-performance series. The two Value Lines F7x0 and H7x0 (Distribution: Rutronik) give extra flexibility to create affordable performance-oriented applications including real-time IoT devices, without compromises in features or cyber protection.

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Infineon’s first angle sensor based on TMR technology: XENSIV™ TLE5501

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Infineon's new TLE5501 products are 360° TMR-based angle sensor that detects the orientation of a magnetic field. This is achieved by measuring sine and cosine angle components with Tunneling Magneto Resistance (TMR) elements. These raw signals (sine and cosine) are provided as a differential output signal and can directly be further processed within a micro controller. The large output voltage of the...

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Low-cost USB dongle from Nordic for wireless designs

Created by Sarah Brucker |   Knowledge

Nordic Semiconductor has designed the nRF52840 dongle (Distribution: Rutronik) as an ideal front-end, physical gateway for the „nRF Connect for Desktop“ PC tool. It allows developers to immediately connect a PC to a wireless device. This further simplifies application design and product development process.

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Halogen Light Bulb Ban – New Push for the Smart Home

Created by Bernd Hantsche |   Knowledge

Beginning on September 1, 2018, no new D-class halogen light bulbs may be sold in the EU. Over the next two years, the ban will expand to include halogen lamps in other energy efficiency classes as well.

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