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    Texas Instruments ‘India Innovation Challenge 2017’ to nurture engineering innovation among university students in India

    Collaboration with IIM Bangalore and the Department of Science and Technology will mentor students and fund winning teams with INR 3.5 crore for start-up

    India, Bangalore, July 21, 2017: Texas Instruments (TI) today announced the launch of the second edition of India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC 2017), with registrations for the contest opening on July 20th, 2017 at www.ti.com/iicdc. The last date for registration is September 10, 2017. will be TI will continue the collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) to nurture innovation and consistent with the goals of the  Make in India program. In the year long journey, IICDC 2017 will include an intense mentoring program for students.

    Last year, IICDC 2016 attracted registrations from 11,000 engineering students across 624 colleges in India. Anamika Verma, an IIT Mumbai participant,   said: “IICDC has raised standards for other design contests in the country. TI, along with its partners, worked with us as a team. I would highly recommend students from engineering colleges to apply for IICDC 2017.”

    During IICDC 2017, TI will provide resources and in-depth technical training program throughout the contest.    DST will provide INR 3.5 crores to the student start-ups for prototyping and seed funding.   NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore will provide business mentoring and incubation support. MyGov, the government’s online portal, will be extended to the participants for registration.

    “TI believes in nurturing engineering students through our university program, especially through experiential learning.  IICDC is a great example of this.  We are thankful to all the partners for helping us build IICDC as a thriving platform for young minds to generate ideas and then launch their start-ups.” said, Sanjay Srivastava, Director, TI India University Program.

    Professor Suresh Bhagavatula, Chairperson, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development, NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIM Bangalore, said: “IIMB sees an exciting opportunity through this collaboration with TI on the IICDC by coming across unique entrepreneurial ideas from the best talents of the country and helping them incubate the ideas and transform them into successful enterprises. With mentors from NSRCEL, we see a lot of growth and competitive opportunity for students who want to address critical problems through their innovations.”

    “DST’s collaboration with TI’s IICDC provides impetus to the development of science and technology within the country.  With this, we encourage students to engineer path-breaking solutions that bring socio economic change.” said Mr. H.K. Mittal, advisor and head of NSTEDB, DST.

    Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO of MyGov, said: “MyGov is glad to support DST and TI India in bringing innovative ideas from different corners of the country to one platform, thus further strengthening government’s Make in India program. The Innovative Platform of MyGov has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) that has great engagement and evaluation features to conduct such contests. The platform has hosted number of such innovative contests in recent years.”


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    Cinch Connectivity Solutions Announces 2.92mm RF End Launch Connectors

    Waseca, MN [July 19, 2017] Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company,(NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and global leader in delivering reliable connectivity solutions, announces the expansion of its 2.92mm precision connector product line, offering new End Launch versions with the quality and performance needed to move into the millimeter wave spectrum through 40 GHz.
    Precision 2.92mm connectors, also known as SMK connectors, are designed to meet the high performance needed for 5G wireless applications, up to 40GHz. The product expansion includes Cinch’s first ever 2.92mm End Launch solutions, available in both plug and jack formats, along with new 2-hole and 4-hole flange receptacles. With a low VSWR of 1.25 at 40 GHz, these connectors are ideal for test and instrumentation, semiconductor test boards, high speed digital and satellite/ wireless communication applications.
    For a complete listing of available inventory of the Johnson 2.92mm Precision Connectors, visit Digi-Key and Mouser. For more information, visit belfuse.com/cinch.
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    Signal Transformer Enhances High Frequency Magnetics Offering with High Current Toroidal Inductors

    Inwood, NY [July 18, 2017] Signal Transformer, a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and global manufacturer of custom and standard transformers, chokes, inductors, transformers, and SMD inductors, announces the addition of the vertical mount High Current Toroidal Inductor (HCTI) series are widely used for EMI/RFI filtering, reduced radiation, energy storage capability, high efficiency and low loss performance.

    The HCTI is available in a wide range of standard inductances from 10-1000 µH and a rated current ranging 2.4A to 20A. By increasing frequencies, the HCTI allows for flexibility in applications such as Lighting, SMPS, Power Supplies, DC-DC converters, EMI/RFI filtering, Industrial, and Consumer Goods.  Custom versions can be designed for horizontal PCB mounting, with 2 or 4 pin headers, or non-standard inductances.

    For more information, contact Signal at 866-239-5777, visit belfuse.com/signal, or email sales@signaltransformer.com for further assistance. Product is available through our worldwide distribution network.


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    Mouser Applauds Ho-Pin Tung on Another First-Place Finish

    July 20, 2017 Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, congratulates driver Ho-Pin Tung and Jackie Chan DC Racing on a stunning second-straight FIA World Endurance Championship victory this weekend at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. The win in Germany follows a historic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 17 and 18 and marks the team’s third win of the season in the LMP2 class. The team opened the season with a first-place showing in the class at the 6 Hours of Silverstone.

    Drivers Ho-Pin Tung, Oliver Jarvis and Thomas Laurent once again proved unbeatable in the No. 38 car, extending their lead in the LMP2 team and driver classifications. Tung is tied with Jarvis and Laurent for first place with 116 points in the LMP2 Drivers standings.

    Mouser has been a strong supporter of Tung since 2011 as he challenged himself to cross over in various motorsports, including the IndyCar Series and the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. The global distributor is once again participating in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season. Racing is all about speed and endurance, and racing sponsorships are an innovative way for Mouser to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners.

    “With the win at Le Mans and now this finish on Germany’s notorious track, Ho-Pin is looking incredible this year,” said Todd McAtee, Mouser’s Vice President of Americas Business Development. “We congratulate him on this incredible win and on what is shaping up to be an extraordinary season.”

    “After our dream week at Le Mans you would think it couldn’t get any better,” Tung said. “But what a fantastic weekend at the Nürburgring! I believe this race has been our strongest performance so far this year. It shows we keep on developing and improving as a team. Our first pole of the year and in every stint, for every driver, we were able to extend our lead during the race to take a commanding win and extend our championship lead.”

    The FIA WEC season continues in Mexico City on September 3; Fuji, Japan, on October 15; and Shanghai on November 5. The 2017 season ends in Sakhir, Bahrain, on November 18.

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    Mouser Electronics Stocks Infineon’s XMC1400 MCUs for Industrial Applications

    July 20, 2017 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the XMC1400 industrial series microcontrollers from Infineon Technologies. Members of Infineon’s XMC1000 family of microcontrollers, the XMC1400 series devices offer greater control performance and additional connectivity tailored to applications such as LED lighting, digital power conversion, motor control, industrial automation, and human-machine interfaces (HMI).

    The Infineon XMC1400 microcontrollers, available from Mouser Electronics, are real-time-capable devices based on a 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0 core with comprehensive peripheral functionality. Offering up to 200 kBytes of flash and 16 kBytes of RAM, the 48MHz microcontrollers deliver a set of highly flexible peripherals, including timers, PWM modules, and analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that can operate at double frequency (96MHz).

    Specific to industrial control, the devices contain Capture/Compare Units 8 (CCU8) for complex pulse-width modulation (PWM), Capture/Compare Units 4 (CCU4) for signal monitoring and PWM, two position interfaces (POSIF) for motor positioning, high speed analog comparators, and a Brightness and Color Control Unit (BCCU) for flicker-free digital dimming and color control of LEDs. The devices offer standard communications interfaces such as UART, I2C, SPI, LIN and I2S. The XMC1403 and XMC1404 microcontrollers also offer two CAN nodes with 32 message objects.

    Infineon’s XMC1400 microcontrollers are specified at minus 40 to 105 degrees Celsius ambient temperature for robustness in industrial environments, and ships with a complimentary Infineon DAVE™ toolchain with low-level drivers and apps.

    With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world's widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics' website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

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    Littelfuse Introduces its First SCR Thyristor Capable of Handling 600V 40Arms and 150°C Junction Temperature

    Optimized for rectifier and phase control applications such as voltage regulators, heating and motor speed controls

    Beijing, China, July 20, 2017Littelfuse, Inc.,the global leader in circuit protection, today introduced a series of 40A standard high-temperature silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) thyristors that are ideal for use as switches for rectifier and phase control applications such as voltage regulator, heating and motor speed controls. The new SJxx40x Series is the first SCR thyristor from Littelfuse capable of handling 600V, 40Arms and junction temperatures up to 150°C.

    The SJxx40x Series is designed to prevent the overheating and thermal runaway problems SCRs can experience due to an application’s limited cooling capability or occasional overload situation. They are designed to trigger with just a few milli-amps of current at less than 1.5V potential.

    SCR-ThyristorTypical applications for SJxx40x Series SCR Thyristors are rectifiers in a variety of end uses including AC solid-state switches, industrial power tools, exercise equipment, white goods and commercial appliances.

    “Designers who once had to deal with limited cooling capabilities can now take advantage of an SCR Thyristor with the ability to operate at higher temperatures, which minimizes the risk of an uncontrolled temperature increase in challenging applications,” said Koichiro Yoshimoto, business development manager at Littelfuse. “Switching to the new SJxx40x Series will make it possible to handle more current or use a smaller heat sink to handle the same power.”

    SJxx40x Series SCR Thyristors offer these key benefits:

    • Capable of handling high load current and occasional overloads under limited cooling conditions due to high junction temperature (TJ) of 150°C.
    • Available in both TO-220AB and TO-263 packages to support flexible mounting options for easier device design.
    • High on-state current (IT) of 40Armsallows the SJxx40X to handle higher load currents.
    • High rate of voltage change over time (dv/dt) enables the SJxx40X to tolerate more line noise and surge often found in commercial AC lines.
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    Toreto Launches Wireless Mouse SHADOW TOR 952

    A Uniquely Designed Ergonomic Optical Wireless Mouse

    New Delhi, July 20, 2017: Toreto, a noteworthy leader in the innovative and portable technology, has today launched “SHADOW TOR 952”, an ergonomically designed optical wireless mouse with an intelligent power-saving design.
    Toreto-Shadow-wireless-mouseLeft with the excruciating pain in the hands / fingers caused by never ending working hours, as most of the prevailing standard mouse has been associated with advent of occupational hazards. Now say no to such worries.
    The latest ergonomic design facilitates smooth hand & wrist posture for swift handling for long usages. The well designed mouse along with the perfect 800-1600 dpi optical angle allows comfortable position to reduce the pressure on the lower palm and wrist area of the lower hand.
    The SHADOW TOR 952 is a High-protective optical mouse. The device is easy to use and also gives an impressive working distance of up to 10m and also avoids the interference with any other electronic devices operating in the surroundings.
    SHADOW TOR 952 is compatible with most of the operating systems such as Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Mac OS and Linux etc. The receiver for the Optical Wireless Mouse can be inserted into any USB 2.0 port, just plug and play the mouse.

    Toreto is offering complimentary Mouse Pad with the SHADOW TOR 952 mouse.
    The mouse pad with Silk Surface ensures smooth movement for any computer mouse, great for big screens. Here one can boast of the features like:

    • Soft Top-Layer finish, Comfortable for wrists and hands. Anti-Fraying stitched frame prevents deformation.
    • Anti-slip rubber base firmly grips onto your desk and other surfaces.
    • Multi-Layer integrated design prevents curling and sliding under quick and strong mouse movements.

    Salient Features:

    • Ergonomic design
    • High-protective optical mouse
    • 800-1600 dpioptical angle
    • 10 meter connection range
    • Intelligent power-saving design
    • Set up easily- just plug and play

    Pricing and Availability:
    Toreto SHADOW TOR 952 is available at all leading e-commerce platforms at an affordable price of INR 499/- .

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    TI introduces single-chip buck-boost battery charge controllers enabling USB Type-C™ and USB Power Delivery support

    New battery algorithm provides maximum input power for 1S to 4S applications

    INDIA and DALLAS (July 20, 2017) – Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a pair of highly flexible, single-chip buck-boost battery charge controllers for one- to four-cell (1S to 4S) designs. The bq25703A and bq25700A synchronous charge controllers support efficient charging through USB Type-C and other USB ports in end equipment ranging from notebooks and tablets to power banks, drones and smart home applications. To learn more about the bq25703A and bq25700A, see www.ti.com/bq25703A-pr and www.ti.com/bq25700A-pr.

    Supporting both I2C and SMBus interfaces, the bq25703A and bq25700A feature a new advanced battery algorithm enabling full power output by adding intelligence to battery charging through maximum power point tracking technology. The unique algorithm, referred to as input current optimization (ICO), automatically detects the full capacity of input power to optimize current, while maintaining consistent system and charging current to ensure the utilization of maximum input power.

    Key features and benefits
    • Input source flexibility: The device’s USB Power Delivery compatibility offers an input voltage range from 3.5 V to 24 V, which designers can use in multiple ports including USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and the newest standard, USB Type-C.
    • Wide USB On-the-Go (OTG) output compatibility: The new charge controllers support input-ready devices from 5 V to 20 V and adjustable output for USB OTG with programmable current regulation.
    • Compact configurations: TI’s new battery-charging algorithm and intelligent detection features enable the battery charge controllers to support wide input and output voltage ranges and more compact adaptor designs.
    • Seamless transition between different modes : The devices support 1S to 4S batteries and an efficient transition between buck and boost operation without any dead zone.

    The bq25703A and bq25700A expand TI’s portfolio of industry-leading battery-charger solutions, offering switch-mode fast chargers and linear chargers for a broad variety of applications and power levels. Learn more about TI’s battery charging solutions for accurate, dependable and faster, cooler charging and how TI’s USB Type-C ecosystem provides protected power delivery for low power applications.

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