Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp.
announced it has stock on Cirrus
Logic's CS1500 and CS1600 high-performance, variable frequency
discontinuous mode, active digital PFC controllers.
The CS1500 and CS1600 are high-performance, variable frequency discontinuous
mode, active digital power factor correction (PFC) controllers. These devices
feature Cirrus Logic's EXL CoreTM architecture that brings digital energy
control innovation, elevating performance and solving system challenges in
power supplies used for notebook adapters, digital televisions, and PCs. The
unique architecture of the CS1500 and CS1600 enables reduced sized EMI filters
and eliminates the need for numerous passive components, thus delivering the
lowest PFC system costs available.
Applications for the CS1500 include digital TVs, notebook adapters, and PC
power supplies. Applications for the CS1600 include fluorescent ballasts and
According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, one of the factors in the collapse of the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was the reduction in the yield strength of the steel reinforcement as a result of the high temperatures of the fire and the loss of thermal insulation.
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Robots are getting more agile and automation systems are becoming more complex. Yet the most impressive development in robotics and automation is increased intelligence. Machines in automation are increasingly able to analyze huge amounts of data. They are often able to see, speak, even imitate patterns of human thinking. Researchers at European Automation
call this deep learning.
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