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Machine learning helps make motion sensors energy efficient

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Inertial measurement units comprising an acceleration sensor and gyroscope have gained widespread acceptance in applications for capturing movements, determining spatial orientation and stabilizing images and objects. To reduce power consumption and to improve the quality of data capture, ST has integrated machine-learning technologies into its latest sensor.

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A well-equipped protection force: Overvoltage and overcurrent protection components

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Overvoltages and current spikes must be avoided in many areas of electronics; numerous laws and regulations in the various destination countries specify product safety in explicit terms. The corresponding overvoltage protection components can also lower the failure rate as well as maintenance and repair costs.

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Smoothing out power modules - Film capacitors for DC intermediate circuits

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Power inverters with rapid-switching transistors need capacitors with low series inductance in the DC intermediate circuit. This applies to all circuits that regenerate AC voltage from DC voltage via a semiconductor switch. But not every capacitor is suitable for the job.

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Downsizing and replacing MLCCs

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With some passive components, very long delivery lead times are creating production bottlenecks. A creative way out of shortages of MLCCs is to use smaller sizes or to replace them with suitable tantalum or hybrid capacitors.

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Memory cards for data protection - Protect data with Swissbit

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Where data storage solutions are required for industrial applications, the key selection criteria must include robustness, durability, fail-safety and long-term availability of the flash storage media. Noteworthy too: demanding security requirements can be addressed with special versions that feature WORM (Write-Once-Read-Multiple) or cryptography functionality.

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