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Team from TUM Munich wins trophy at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition for the third consecutive time with components and solutions by Panasonic Industry on board.   On July 22nd WARR Hyperloop did it again – the team from the Technical University of Munich won the Hyperloop Pod Competition for the third consecutive time. The event was hosted by SpaceX and its founder, Elon Musk, at the company’s Hawthorne, California headquarters, as it has been since its inauguration. But ...
Taking into account price/cost, Tantalum capacitors had been avoided under many circumstances, while favoring Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs). Due to the massive MLCC shortage on the market its time to dismantle old prejudices.   Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 12 months, the following news will not be new to you - yet affecting your life tremendously, especially if you are working as an engineer or a supply chain manager: Back at the beginning of 2017, major m ...
LEDs are more and more lighting the way on the global lighting market – to create successful and withstanding applications you have to pay attention to your design – and especially to your capacitors.   It’s always good to exemplify the relevance of your claim with some scientific backup – in regards to the relevance of the LED market we would like to start like this: According to the study 'Global LED Lighting Market (2017 Update)', the LED lighting market which al ...
Or in the slightly changed words of Asia: What Happens in the 'Heat of the Moment' with Lithium Ion Batteries?   Lithium Batteries and Heat Managemet - More Heat Than Light?   Compared to other frequently used batteries, lithium ion batteries offer high energy and power density, have a long service life and are made from low-pollution materials. As such, lithium batteries are increasingly used in all areas of everyday life, primarily as a self-contained power supply independent fr ...
Medical equipment and devices must be designed with rigorous standards to function in environments where patient safety and product reliability are critical. Today, there is a great demand for innovative, feature-rich, and affordable electronic equipment to be used in diagnostic labs, hospitals and clinics, as well as for consumer selfcare. Engineers are constantly challenged to deploy differentiating leading-edge electronics that demonstrably improve patient care in a cost-effective manner, for ...
Electric double layer capacitors (EDLC) - also known as super-capacitors or ultra-capacitors, have moved increasingly into research and development’s focus recently because of their power delivery performance that perfectly fills the gap between dielectric capacitors and traditional batteries. This attention is predominantly coming from applications in portable electronics devices, electric vehicles, bulk electricity storage at power stations and “load levelling” of renewable s ...
Aluminium electrolytic capacitors assume a special position among the various types of capacitors since their principle of operation relies, in part, on electrochemical processes. The advantages of aluminium electrolytic capacitors that have led to their wide application range are their high volumetric efficiency (i.e. capacitance per unit volume), which enables the production of capacitors with up to one Farad capacitance, and the fact that an aluminium electrolytic capacitor provides a high ri ...
Usually Formula 1 racing cars speed around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya at speeds of up to 315 km / h. Last August however, the "Formula SAE" race, in which students from all over the world compete, took place there at just 120 kilometers per hour, according to the rules set up by the American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).   Formula Student (FS) is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition for racing cars. Backed by industry and high-profile engineers, the ...
Introduction - The technology behind Grid-EYE  Panasonic has kick-started its IR array sensor business with an innovative 8x8 matrix-format thermopile array called "Grid-EYE". Grid-EYE is an infrared array sensor with a compact and complete SMD package featuring a revolutionary 64-pixel infrared camera. Based on Panasonic's MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) technology, Grid-EYE combines a MEMS sensor chip, a digital ASIC (I2C interface) and a silicon lens. It features 64 thermopile e ...
The automotive industry is transitioning from internal combustion engines using fossil fuel to electric-power-driven systems. Power storage, energy recovery and voltage control technologies are critical to moving these trends forward, and electric power devices that efficiently convert energy to the required power are in demand. Switching power supplies have recently become the mainstream from the viewpoint of conversion efficiency and component downsizing. There is also a shift from conventiona ...
If you were asked to name the top suppliers to the automotive Industry, would you include Panasonic? If not, you’d be wrong since the company is one of the most experienced players in this demanding market having supplied millions of parts. The company offers many innovative solutions, four of which are discussed by experts in a new video at:     New technologies Thermal management solutions with the PGS (Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet) Sensing: industry’s first  SMT ...
Recent advances in conductive polymers have resulted in new capacitors which either use polymers to form the entire electrolyte or in conjunction with a liquid electrolyte in a design known as a hybrid capacitor. Either way, these polymer-based devices can perform better than conventional electrolytic and ceramic capacitors in terms of their electrical characteristics, stability, longevity, reliability, safety and overall life cycle cost. Polymer capacitors from Panasonic come in four main vari ...
Recently, the progress of uncooled infrared (IR) sensors has been remarkable due to MEMS based pixel structure. Many applications are being developed, such as thermography, human detection, night vision and so on. Quantification of this energy allows users to determine the temperature and thermal behaviour of objects. Infrared thermal sensing and imaging instruments make it possible to measure and map surface temperature and thermal distribution passively and non-intrusively. Panasonic’s G ...
NFC - The Dawn of an Economic and Monetary Revolution It doesn’t take Pink Floyd’s song “Money” to make you think about the disadvantages of our monetary system. Looking at the hard facts itself already proves: money is a dirty thing, literally in fact. In an unpublished survey, quoted by The Wall Street Journal, researchers at New York University have identified more than 3.000 kinds of bacteria on $1 bill. But is there, in fact, an alternative to the solid curr ...
…Most End up Lying on the Floor?!!!!   Cylindrical MELF (metal electrode leadless face) resistors can be awkward to mount and require mounting equipment with specialist nozzles to ensure they do not roll away. For this reason the market is moving to SMD resistors in more conventional, rectangular packages. Using SMD resistors reduces costs and increases placement speeds. More, solder joint reliability is improved.   Panasonic has a wide range of MELF-replacement SMD resistors: ...

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