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2.5A industrial photo-coupler gate driver has automatic fault recovery

Toshiba has introduced a smart gate drive photo-coupler with automatic recovery from some fault conditions. Capable of driving ±2.5A into an IGBT or mosfet gate, it is called TLP5222, and is a partner to the TLP5212 announced earlier this month, which needs a signal on the primary side to initiate recovery from fault conditions. “TLP5222 …

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Pouch-style supercapacitors reinforce batteries

Kyocera AVX has introduced a series of pouch-style supercapacitors for decreasing current surges in batteries. Called the SCP Series and branded PrizmaCap, they “can be used on their own as system power backup devices, replacing batteries in some cases, or they can be used in conjunction with primary or secondary batteries”, according to distributor Anglia, …

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Renesas buys Steradian Semiconductors

Renesas is buying Steradian Semiconductors, a fabless semiconductor company based in Bengaluru, India, specialising in 4D imaging radar. The acquisition of Steradian’s radar technology will enable Renesas to extend its reach in the radar market and boost its automotive and industrial sensing solution offerings. With the advancements of ADAS in the automotive market, automotive sensor …

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Commercial O-RAN deployed in Northants

Virgin Media O2, NEC and Rakuten Symphony have announced that multi-vendor O-RAN is being deployed in Virgin Media O2’s network and is now operational and handling  commercial traffic. The first deployments are in macro-sites in the Northamptonshire region. “The successful activation of Virgin Media O2’s first UK macro-sites demonstrates the potential of the multi-vendor Open …

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