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New group of Renesas microcontrollers with advanced touch features at Rutronik

Created by Zibo Su |   Knowledge

Improved robustness of the touch sensor makes the new RX130 microcontroller family from Renesas ideal for use in wet environments such as kitchens and bathrooms. The MCUs are now available at www.rutronik24.com.

 

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IoT – Ignorance (with)out Taboos

Created by Bernd Hantsche |   Knowledge

The IBM Institute for Business Value recently released its benchmark “Internet of Threats” study. The conclusion is alarming, comments Bernd Hantsche, marketing director of Embedded & Wireless and head of the team of GDPR experts.

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New at Rutronik: VL53L1 ToF-Sensor by ST

Created by Stephan Menze |   Knowledge

The VL53L1CXV0FY/1 from STMicroelectronics is a state-of-the-art, Time-of-Flight (ToF), laser-ranging sensor, enhancing the FlightSense™ product family. It is the fastest miniature ToF sensor on the market with long-distance accurate ranging up to 400cm and fast ranging frequency up to 50Hz. The VL53L1CXV0FY/1 is available at www.rutronik24.com as of now.

 

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Control Integrated Power System (CIPOS™) Intelligent Power Modules (IPM) family by Infineon

  Rutronik

The CIPOS™ IPMs are families of highly integrated, compact power modules designed to drive motors in applications ranging from home appliances, to fans, pumps and general purpose drives. Infineon's energy-efficient IPMs integrate the latest power semiconductor and control IC technology leveraging Infineon's advanced IGBTs, MOSFETs, next-generation gate driver ICs and state-of-the-art thermo-mechanical...

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How does overvoltage protection work with the aid of avalanche diodes?

Created by Jürgen Gerber, Product Group Manager Discrete Semiconductors at Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH and Jochen Krieger, Senior Manager Application and Product Engineering - Diodes Division - TVS & ESD Protection Diodes & EMI Filter, Vishay |   Rutronik

Overvoltage can always occur when an IGBT is switched on and off at high speed in a high-performance application. For instance, when switching off the load current circuit, the collector-emitter voltage goes up abruptly, reaching very high peaks. Overvoltage caused by switching events can severely damage or even destroy switching transistors.

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