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Top 10 Electric Bike Manufacturers in USA

ELE Times - Tue, 07/25/2023 - 09:57

The e-bike market in the United States is filled with a plethora of options, making it crucial to narrow down the search to the most standout electric bikes and the finest domestic brands. While many well-known American brands exist, the availability of e-bikes genuinely designed and manufactured in the USA is somewhat limited. Thankfully, this blog comes to the rescue by showcasing a curated list of exceptional and premium brands, offering a unique and high-quality selection for discerning consumers. For those in pursuit of an unmatched e-bike experience and a desire to support local craftsmanship, this thoughtfully curated collection serves as a valuable resource to discover their perfect ride.

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1. Aventon 

Aventon has firmly established itself as a brand known for revolutionizing the industry, consistently expanding its e-bike selection to cater to its ever-expanding base of enthusiastic customers. Their e-bikes, renowned for their lightweight build and impressive performance for various purposes, have contributed significantly to their popularity. Priced at around $1600 per e-bike on average, Aventon strikes an ideal fusion of affordability and top-notch quality, making its products highly appealing to a diverse range of riders.

2. Raleigh

This trailblazing vintage brand is embracing the electric bike realm, offering a diverse range of e-bikes to cater to every cyclist’s preferences. With a focus on bold and eye-catching designs, Raleigh e-bikes exude a sense of status and prestige, all without an exorbitant price tag. Drawing from their expertise in creating Tour-worthy bikes, Raleigh’s e-bikes are well-suited for both daily commuters and adventure seekers, thanks to their versatile hybrid models. For those seeking a touch of elegance and glamour, the Raleigh e-bikes prove to be an excellent and stylish option.

3. Trek 

Trek, a renowned global brand, stands out with its impressive selection of urban-friendly models, making it a frontrunner in the realm of commuting bikes and a highly sought-after utility bike on the market. Trek e-bikes feature robust Bosch components that lend them exceptional speed, coupled with a thoughtful design that prioritizes comfort for urban riding. With prices ranging from $4600 to $12000, Trek Bicycles’ electric offerings reflect their commitment to delivering premium products, catering to discerning riders who value top-notch performance and craftsmanship above all else.

4. Brompton

Among the expensive brands featured here, Brompton has garnered its reputation primarily for its exceptional folding e-bikes, a legacy that spans nearly five decades. Tailored for city travel, these folding bikes offer a convenient commuting solution, allowing riders to effortlessly stow them away on trains, trams, taxis, or any other crowded mode of transport. With Brompton, you can embark on a stylish and seamless commute, ensuring a hassle-free journey through bustling urban environments.

5. Volt 

Volt, a brand dedicated to promoting active transport, offers the perfect e-bike solution for those striving to enhance their fitness levels and embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle. With an extensive range of models, including folding, hybrid, commuting, and mountain bikes, Volt caters to various preferences and needs. What sets Volt apart is its commitment to customer satisfaction, evident in the two-year warranty included with every purchase, making it a low-risk, high-reward investment for anyone seeking a reliable and enjoyable e-bike experience.

6. GoCycle 

The GoCycle, ingeniously crafted by former McLaren engineer Richard Thorpe, stands as the ultimate folding e-bike for inner-city travel. Its striking racing shape and cable-free design make it one of the most easily recognizable bikes in the market. Designed with portability at its core, the GoCycle neatly folds away, concealing all oily parts, ensuring a mess-free daily commute. This thoughtful design makes it a convenient and stylish choice for urban adventurers seeking a seamless and efficient mode of transportation.

7. Keego Mobility

E-mobility extends beyond personal use as companies embrace the trend, making micro-mobility an integral part of urban living. Keego Mobility, based in Taipei, specializes in designing bikes tailored for the delivery sector, offering low-carbon solutions for last-mile logistics. By harnessing IoT capabilities, these bikes keep delivery drivers connected and punctual, providing a much-needed innovative boost to support global decarbonization endeavours.

8. Rad Power Bikes 

Rad Power Bikes, the largest e-bike brand in North America, commands a dominant presence in the industry. By selling directly to customers, they ensure that their exceptional e-bikes remain affordable, facilitating an easier switch to e-biking for the average consumer. Rad Power Bikes provides a variety of budget-friendly options, with their Metro e-bike starting at $1099 and their Rad Wagon Cargo bike priced around $2000. This diverse pricing allows a wide audience to access high-quality e-bikes that cater to various needs and preferences.

9. Lectric Bike  

Lectric eBikes, a recent player in the e-bike industry, originated in Arizona and commenced its operations in the USA back in 2018. Thanks to the outstanding Lectric XP e-bike and the company’s unwavering dedication to meeting customer preferences, the brand has experienced rapid growth and gained immense popularity across the United States. What sets these bikes apart is their remarkable price range, offering a comprehensive selection of top-notch features at an astonishingly affordable price point of just $899 to $1999. This exceptional combination of affordability and quality makes Lectric eBikes a standout choice for those seeking the best electric bike without breaking the bank.

10. e-JOE Bikes

As an intriguing American brand based in San Diego, California, e-JOE Bike has made a mark in the e-bike industry, having a decade-long presence. Their strong dedication to creating high-quality yet affordable e-bikes sets them apart, and they take pride in offering a diverse range of models catering to various functionalities. The e-JOE lineup showcases a starting price range of $1200 to $1800, ensuring that their e-bikes are accessible to a wide range of riders who value both quality and affordability. This commitment to providing top-notch products at reasonable prices makes e-JOE Bike an attractive option for anyone seeking an excellent e-bike experience.

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Electronics export in India grew 56% in Q1

ELE Times - Tue, 07/25/2023 - 09:41

During the April-June period, electronics exports from India experienced remarkable growth, surging by over 56 per cent and reaching Rs 57,220.24 crore, compared to Rs 36,533.18 crore in the same period the previous year. This growth has propelled electronics to become the fourth-largest item exported from India in the June quarter, outpacing the top 30 exported categories.

Interestingly, electronics is the only sector among the top five export categories that recorded growth during this period.

Experts predict that at this pace, electronics might soon surpass the gems and jewellery segment and emerge as the third-largest category of exports in the upcoming quarters. The electronics category has already overtaken chemicals and drugs, as well as pharmaceuticals, rising from the sixth-largest to the fourth-largest export category in Q1FY24.

Notably, the gap between electronics and gems and jewellery exports has significantly narrowed, with the electronics sector rapidly closing in on the leading position. In the first quarter, the difference was only Rs 4,660 crore, compared to the situation a year ago when it was a much higher Rs 42,449 crore. This indicates the rapid growth of the electronics sector.

The driving force behind this surge in the electronics industry is the mobile phone segment, which experienced tremendous growth following the introduction of the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme in 2020. Over the last 15 months, mobile phones have contributed 52 per cent to the total electronics exports, amounting to Rs 30,000 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. This represents a significant increase from the 38 per cent contribution seen a year ago.

Apple’s iPhones have played a dominant role in these exports, constituting 35 per cent of all electronics exports and 66 per cent of total mobile exports in FYQ1. In the June quarter, iPhone exports from India alone surpassed Rs 20,000 crore. Apple’s contract manufacturers, namely Foxconn Hon Hai, Wistron, and Pegatron, have committed to exports worth Rs 61,000 crore in FY24, showcasing the success of the PLI scheme for mobile phones.

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Putting an APC UPS out of its (and my) misery

EDN Network - Mon, 07/24/2023 - 19:38

I don’t know why…maybe I’m just a “lucky” guy…but it always seems that devices capable of audibly alerting me when something’s wrong with them always seem to “sound off” in the middle of the night, while I’m sound asleep. It happened last year, when a carbon monoxide detector downstairs, plugged into an AC wall outlet, decided that it’d gotten too old and was due for retirement and replacement. I was so groggy, as you’ll see from reading my tale of woe, that I at first thought the sound source was the smoke detector wired up at the ceiling. I didn’t realize my error until after I unhooked it and still heard the beeping going off.

More recently, the din happened again, this time in my office next door to the master bedroom. And this time it was a constant and piercing tone, coming from one of my uninterruptable power supplies (UPSs) there, which if you reference the user manual, means one of two things:

  • A dead (or disconnected or otherwise not present, for what it’s worth) battery, when the alert sound is accompanied by topside flashing lights, or
  • Too much current being pulled through one (or multiple) of the device’s battery-backed AC outputs, when the sound’s not accompanied by topside flashing lights

Again, it was the middle of the night, and I (deludedly, as it turned out) aspired to get back to sleep. So, I manually shutdown any devices connected to the UPS that wouldn’t respond well to an abrupt power outage, then powered the UPS itself off. The next day, I turned the UPS back on and…it was fine for a couple of days, when it again woke me up in the middle of the night. At that point, I decided it was retirement-and-teardown time for this unit, albeit preceded by a bit more experimentation (only during waking hours, mind you…the ongoing noise was getting my wife really annoyed). The UPS would sit there stably humming away…as long as nothing was connected to any of the battery-backed outlets. But all it took was something as current-draw-diminutive as an LCD in backlight-off sleep mode to sooner or later raise the UPS’ audible ire.

Our patient, to be precise, is an APC (nowadays a brand of Schneider Electric) Back-UPS ES 550VA unit, the BE550G:

I was surprised to find, while researching this writeup, that APC still sells it for $99.99 direct from the company website. My email archives indicate that I bought three of these around a decade ago, all from Amazon, the first for $49.99 back in April 2012, the second for $55.99 the following (2013) February, and the third for $49.49 in October 2014. What I like about these units (and conceptually similar ones from both APC and competitors) is that the batteries are user-replaceable, and they’re standard-size and -spec. A Ni-Cd cell will sooner-or-later go kaput, whether it’s due to repeated premises power loss dependency on it or just extended trickle-charging-induced storage-capability decay, but you can then just pop in a replacement battery, and it’ll be good as new. That said, eventually the internal circuitry itself may fail, as seems to be the case with my device, with the UPS then destined only for dissection-then-discard.

Those batteries, by the way, are an interesting razors and blades story all their own. APC conveniently links, direct from the BE550G product page, to a company-branded replacement battery, the APCRBC110, which sells for $69.99. Yes, you’ve done your arithmetic right…that’s only $30 less than what the company sells the entire UPS (including a battery) for new. That said, the cell used in this model is a standard 12VDC, 7Ah model also used for backup-power purposes in home security systems, to power electric scooters and wheelchairs, and the like. Whenever I’ve needed one, I’ve easily found third-party alternatives on Amazon and eBay for around 1/3 that price; I even recently acquired six 12VDC, 9Ah equivalents in the exact same form factor for $48.99 on sale. You just need to make sure the output voltage matches, that the charge-storage spec is equal to or higher than that of what you’re replacing, and that the dimensions are the same, along with the positive and negative terminal locations (and speaking of terminals, I’ve seen both F1 and F2 options; adapters are available to as-needed translate).

A couple more notes before we dive in. As you may have already noticed from the “stock” photo I showed earlier, the BE550G combines four surge-protected outlets along the top edge with four more outlets along the bottom edge, those latter ones both surge-protected and battery-backed. Perhaps obviously, the ability to convert stored DC back into AC when premises power goes down is a key characteristic of a UPS. This particular model generates a so-called simulated (also sometimes called modified) sine wave AC output; more expensive models generate “pure” sine waves but cost roughly twice as much. This info page from Tripp Lite, a brand of Eaton, gives a good comparison summary between the two AC output options.

Note, too, that the “550” in the product name refers to its DC-to-AC “VA” output spec, not its output wattage capability (which, per the product spec sheet, is only 330W). If you’re in the market for a UPS, make sure you understand the difference between the two and select wisely, to avoid (as this Eaton info page describes) under-sizing the UPS for the required connected- equipment’s power draw needs. More generally, I’ve found this Eaton info page to be a good FAQ overview of various UPS topics (I have no particular affinity or other connection to Eaton; I don’t think I even own any of their stuff. I just like their documentation!).

With the overview commentary out of the way, let’s take a look at our patient, shown here as-usual alongside a 0.75″ (19.1 mm) diameter U.S. penny for size comparison purposes (the BE550G has dimensions of 12 x 3.3 x 7 inches and weighs 13 lbs. with a battery installed inside):

Along one end is a USB port for optional UPS monitoring and control via a connected computer, “in” and “out” RJ-45 plugs to surge-protect an Ethernet connection, a circuit breaker “reset” switch, and a status LED:

Here’s a “stock” view:

The other end and both sides aren’t as exciting (those aren’t ventilation grilles, only slots embedded in the plastic, which I’m guessing exist to finger-grip-assist in unplugging things?):

Now for the backside, and our pathway inside (note the four deep holes, with screws inside):

Closeup of the label:

Next, let’s crack open that battery compartment:

A closeup of the two battery terminals:

Now let’s get those screws out and get inside, which ended up being straightforward:

Here are the four surge-only outlets, with a plastic shield between them and the insides:

Underneath the PCB (at left are the red- and black-color cables and terminals we saw earlier in the battery compartment):

is another plastic shield, this time with the four surge-plus-battery outlets below it:

The transformer, which dominates the landscape, lifts out easily (reflective of the more general modular and easily undone unit assembly technique):

Let’s look more closely at the top-edge outlets, whose shield is held in place by a single screw:

I was surprised to see, considering that these are supposedly surge-protected outlets, that they seem to be directly fed from the AC cable (versus, for example, having in-line circuitry between them and the outside world). That said, I’m admittedly a “digital” guy with no particular power electronics expertise so I’ll rely on more knowledgeable readers for education in the comments:

Now for those other (bottom-edge) outlets, both battery-backed and surge-protected. Like the transformer before it, the PCB lifts out of the chassis with absolutely no fuss:

To fully remove the PCB and transformer requires first separating the cabling running both between them and the two outlet sets, a simple exercise given the easily detached connectors:

Here are some closeups of the now-standalone transformer (the red wire originated in the battery compartment):

And the PCB (the black wire, this time, originated in the battery compartment):

Reiterating what I already admitted, I’m not a “power” guy, so I’ll leave it to you, the readers, to sound off with things that look interesting in the comments, including noting swollen capacitors or other flaws that I may have overlooked and might explain the UPS’ emergent misbehavior. I’ll hold onto the disassembled device for a while, so I can respond to incoming queries:

In closing, here are a few more views of the inside of the chassis topside, with the PCB and transformer now removed:

And with that, it’s over to you for your thoughts in the comments!

Brian Dipert is the Editor-in-Chief of the Edge AI and Vision Alliance, and a Senior Analyst at BDTI and Editor-in-Chief of InsideDSP, the company’s online newsletter.

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Pasternack’s New AC-Powered Low-Noise Amplifiers Offer Broadband Performance

ELE Times - Mon, 07/24/2023 - 13:53

New Line of Amplifiers Covers Popular Market Bands for Wide Range of Applications

Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products, has announced the release of a new series of AC-powered low-noise amplifiers. The ten new models complement the existing series of benchtop amplifiers with an expanded frequency range and capabilities, making them ideal for use in a wide range of applications.

Pasternack’s new AC-powered low-noise amplifiers use GaAs semiconductor technology for optimum low-noise performance and high efficiency. The designs cover broad octave bandwidths ranging from 10 MHz up to 50 GHz, with 3 dB typical noise figure and gain levels ranging from 25 to 60 dB. Broadband performance covers popular market bands including UHF, VHF, L, C, S, X, Ku, Ka and up to V band.

These AC-powered RF amplifiers use a 110 VAC to 220 VAC power supply for worldwide operation and are RoHS and REACH compliant.

The amplifiers are available in rugged MIL-grade coaxial packages with integrated heatsinks. They support SMA, 2.92 mm or 2.4 mm RF connectors. Models operate over -40°F to +185°F (-40°C to +85°C) and withstand exposure to environmental conditions that include altitude, vibration, humidity and shock.

These AC-powered low-noise amplifiers can be used on the bench in a laboratory setting or in more rugged external environmental applications.

“Our latest series of AC-powered low-noise amplifiers offer expanded capabilities and a broader frequency range than our existing offerings,” said Product Line Manager Tim Galla. “The rugged MIL-grade coaxial package designs, integrated heatsinks and support for multiple RF connectors make these amplifiers ideal for many uses, from lab settings to harsh environmental applications.”

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Infineon adds new industrial and automotive grade devices in its high-voltage superjunction MOSFET family for static switching applications

ELE Times - Mon, 07/24/2023 - 13:44

In static switching applications, power designs focus on minimizing conduction losses, optimizing thermal behavior, and achieving compact and lightweight systems while ensuring high quality at a low cost. To meet the needs of next-generation solutions, Infineon Technologies AG is expanding its CoolMOS S7 family of high-voltage superjunction (SJ) MOSFETs. The devices are aiming at SMPS, solar energy systems, battery protection, solid-state relays (SSR), motor-starters and solid-state circuit breakers, as well as PLCs, lighting control, HV eFuse/eDisconnect, (H)EV on-board chargers.

The portfolio extension includes innovative QDPAK top-side cooling (TSC) packages and offers a wide range of features in a small footprint. This makes it highly advantageous for low-frequency switching applications while optimizing cost positioning. Thanks to the novel high-power QDPAK packaging, they offer an RDS(on) of only 10 mΩ, which is the lowest on the market in this voltage class and the lowest in SMD packages. By minimizing conduction losses of the MOSFETs, the CoolMOS S7/S7A solutions contribute to higher overall efficiency and provide an easy and cost-optimized way to improve system performance.

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The CoolMOS S7 power switches also effectively manage heat dissipation with improved thermal resistance. Thanks to the innovative and efficient QDPAK packaging, they also reduce or even eliminate the need for heat sinks in solid-state designs, resulting in more compact and lighter systems. The MOSFETs are available in both top-side and bottom-side variants, and feature high-pulse current capability, enabling them to handle sudden surges of current. In addition, they exhibit body diode robustness to ensure reliable operation during AC line commutation.

With fewer components required, they reduce part count, resulting in flexible system integration, lower BOM costs, and total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, these MOSFETs enable shorter reaction times, particularly when breaking a current, facilitating smoother and more efficient operation.


The new 600 V industrial grade CoolMOS S7 and automotive grade CoolMOS S7A SJ MOSFETs for static switching are available in both top-side (TSC) and bottom-side cooling (BSC) QDPAK (PG-HDSOP-22) variants and can be ordered now.

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ASRock Industrial’s Comprehensive NUC Product Line Offers Alternative Choices to Intel NUCs

ELE Times - Mon, 07/24/2023 - 13:38

As a key partner of Intel, ASRock Industrial expresses gratitude for Intel’s inspiring work and contribution in NUC development. Following Intel’s statement to “pivot its strategy to enable ecosystem partners to continue NUC systems product line innovation and growth”, ASRock Industrial conveys support for Intel’s new strategic direction by continuing our contribution to the innovation and growth of the NUC platform. ASRock Industrial, a leading provider of Mini PCs, has a strong commitment to the research, development, and sales of NUC Mini PCs and motherboards. Positioned at the forefront of this industry, we offer a comprehensive NUC product line spanning from 11th to 13th Gen Intel CPUs, receiving positive feedback. The lineup includes NUC BOX Series, slim type NUCS BOX Series, fanless iBOX Series, and NUC Motherboard Series, catering to diverse application needs. With motherboards and systems adhering to NUC form factor specifications, we offer reliable alternatives to Intel’s NUCs. ASRock Industrial continues to invest in the NUC product line, empowering customers to find suitable solutions with a smooth transition.

ASRock Industrial’s NUC Products with Intel CPU

ASRock Industrial’s NUC products lineup includes NUC BOX Series, slim type NUCS BOX Series, fanless iBOX Series, and NUC Motherboard Series. All of these are equipped with 11th to 13th Gen Intel CPUs, offering a comprehensive alternative NUC solution. The NUC 1300 BOX Series, NUCS 1300 BOX Series, NUC 1300 Motherboard Series, equipped with 13th Gen Intel CPU, provide alternatives to the Intel NUC 13 Pro (Arena Canyon). Additionally, the NUCS 1300 BOX Series is a suitable option for customers interested in choosing the Intel NUC 13 Pro Desk Edition (Vivid Canyon).

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For customers using Intel NUC 12 Pro (Wall Street Canyon) and Intel® NUC 11 Pro (Tiger Canyon), we recommend considering an upgrade to the NUC 1300 BOX Series, NUCS 1300 BOX Series, NUC 1300 Motherboard Series, all featuring 13th Gen Intel CPUs. Alternatively, customers have the option to select the NUC 1200 BOX Series, NUC 1200 Motherboard Series with 12th Gen Intel CPUs. Users of the Intel NUC 11 Pro (Tiger Canyon) can also choose the NUC 1100 BOX Series, NUC 1100 Motherboard Series with 11th Gen Intel CPUs.

Furthermore, ASRock Industrial offers the NUC BOX-N97, NUC-N97 motherboard with Intel Processor N97, along with the NUC BOX-J6412, NUC-J6412 motherboard supporting the Intel Processor J6412. These options provide customers with additional choices when selecting the Intel NUC 11 Essential (Altas Canyon). Through this transition, we aim to lay out ASRock Industrial’s comprehensive and dependable product range developed in collaboration with Intel, enabling customers to find the most suitable solutions they seek.

  NUCS 1300 BOX NUC 1300 BOX

NUC 1300 MB

NUC 1200 BOX

NUC 1200 MB

NUC 1100 BOX

NUC 1100 MB

Intel CPU 13th Gen 12th Gen 11th Gen
Intel NUC 13 Pro [Arena Canyon]    
Intel NUC 13 Pro Desk Edition [Vivid Canyon]      
Intel NUC 12 Pro

[Wall Street Canyon]

Intel NUC 11 Pro

[Tiger Canyon]

  NUC BOX-N97 NUC-N97 NUC BOX-J6412 NUC-J6412
Intel CPU Intel N97 CPU Intel J6412 CPU
Intel NUC 11 Essential

[Altas Canyon]


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Positive Trends in Automotive Electronics Market Growth: Increasing Automation and Digitalization Driven Design Technologies | Future Market Insights, Inc.

ELE Times - Mon, 07/24/2023 - 13:33

The Automotive Electronics Market is anticipated to reach US$ 250 Billion in 2023 and then increase at a CAGR of 4.6% and is expected to US$ 400 Billion between 2023 and 2033. The automotive electronics demand increased due to the increased integration and implementation of modern safety systems, including automated airbags, parking assistance systems, emergency braking, and lane departure warning to reduce traffic accidents.

In-vehicle passenger safety features such as alcohol ignition interlocks, emergency call systems, and accident data recorder systems are being quickly implemented, and they are anticipated to propel market expansion for automotive electronics over the projection period.

Role of IoT and AI in the Evolution of Automobile:

The growth of IoT and AI has changed car functionalities, according to market trends for automotive electronics. It has improved the ride assistance systems and boosted driver communication with the vehicle during the last year. The rise of the automotive electronics business is fueled by the inclusion of cameras and sensors in automobiles, which aid drivers in parking their cars or using other nearby features.

Increased Need for In-Vehicle Safety Technology:

Automobile electronic components are necessary because car safety regulations are becoming more stringent in different parts of the world, and consumers are becoming more aware of car safety features.

Airbags are standard equipment on all but the most affordable models of vehicles. In contrast, the most expensive models have cutting-edge safety technologies like autonomous emergency braking and sleep recognition. This should present a profitable automotive electronics market opportunity.

A Sharp Rise in Vehicles Embracing Automated Driving:

Artificial intelligence has improved autos thanks to its development. These self-driving cars recognize danger and gauge the tension of the driver. Self-driving autonomous vehicles to sense their environment use radars and other sensors. Advanced control systems use sensory data to determine the best routes to take, obstacles, and pertinent signage.

Insights into Regional Developments:

The Europe Automotive Electronics Market is witnessing significant growth. Europe is experiencing a market boom due to the increasing concern for safety and security in the automotive industry. This region benefits from reputable automakers like Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi, BMW, and Daimler.

The ADAS industry has thrived due to regulations implemented by the European Union to reduce traffic accidents and promote vehicle safety equipment. These factors are collectively surging the market growth of automotive electronics.

The automotive electronics business in Asia-Pacific is experiencing substantial growth. Through their robust electronic component manufacturing activity, nations like Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand have substantially contributed to the automotive electronics industry. China and Japan are the primary automotive electronics suppliers in the Asia-Pacific region.

With few automotive electronics manufacturers, local providers have a great opportunity to meet domestic demand and attract investors. India has shown impressive growth in the automotive electronics industry, while China has the leading market share.

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Major Takeaways:
  • During the forecast period, the Chinese automotive electronics business to expand at a CAGR of 5.5%.
  • From 2023 to 2033, the United Kingdom’s automotive electronics industry registered at a 3.3% CAGR.
  • Through 2033, the Indian automotive electronics market to record a CAGR of 6%.
  • Between 2023 and 2033, the United States might increase its market share by 21.8%.
  • Germany may control 7.6% of the automotive electronics industry between 2023 and 2033.
  • Between 2023 and 2033, Japan’s share of the automotive electronics industry might reach 8.3%.
  • From 2023 to 2033, Australia to hold a 0.2% share of the automotive electronics industry.
  • The body electronics segment to acquire a substantial market share of 22.4% in the type category between 2023 and 2033.
  • The passenger cars sector to grab a significant market share of 68.9% in the vehicle type category between 2023 and 2033.
Competitive Landscape:

Major automotive electronics manufacturers spend much on research and development to diversify their product lines, propelling the automotive electronics market even higher.

Automotive electronics manufacturers are engaging in various strategic measures to extend their worldwide footprint. These measures include important industry changes such as new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations.

Latest Advancements:
  • Texas Instruments Partners with Smart Eye

Texas Instruments, a renowned semiconductor manufacturer, collaborated with Smart Eye, an AI firm specializing in human insight, in March 2023. The partnership’s goal was to give manufacturers creative interior sensing technologies that improved driver safety and the in-cabin experience.

  • Renesas Electronics Corporation Collaborates with Microsoft

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced its collaboration with Microsoft to hasten the development of connected cars in January 2021. As a development environment for the MCVP (Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform), Renesas’ R-Car Starter Kit, built on the R-Car Automotive SoC, is now available.

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New eBook from Mouser Electronics and Molex Offers Insights and Expertise into Decentralized Data Management

ELE Times - Mon, 07/24/2023 - 13:26

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, launched a new eBook in collaboration with Molex, a global electronics leader and connectivity innovator. The Power of Innovation and Data: Revolutionizing Industrial, Healthcare, Automotive and Data Centers explores challenges relating to decentralization of data centers, data integrity, security and the enhancement of design flexibility to meet ever-changing market requirements.

Data is the currency of the Internet of Things (IoT), so winning technologies are those that process data most efficiently and effectively for market evolution. In the new eBook from Mouser and Molex, subject matter experts share insights into the migration of monolithic data centers to distributed and disaggregated architectures, and the transition to environments that offer flexibility in computing, storage, and networking options to best meet business needs, while paying only for what is used.

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The eBook is packed with information on strategies, technologies and products.  Actively engaged in industry standards boards, Molex provides readers with the expertise for data center management with repeatable, scalable, high-quality solutions.

In addition, the eBook offers some of Molex’s latest innovative products, available from Mouser, like Molex’s EXTreme Ten60 hybrid power-and-signal connectors, providing up to 260A per linear inch, fast response times, and easy configuration for use in a variety of data communication and telecommunication equipment, as well as consumer electronics. Molex 5G mmWave RF flex-to-board connectors offer high signal integrity performance for high-speed (15 GHz) RF applications. The series is designed for use in 5G mobile and other communication devices. The Molex Multi-Hub 7-in-1 antenna features 2x LTE/5G full-band, 2x LTE/5G high-band, 2x Wi-Fi, and 1x GNSS functionalities, making it suitable for advanced commercial vehicles and wireless applications.

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Mouser’s Creative Design Team Receives Four Digital Design Awards from Graphic Design USA

ELE Times - Mon, 07/24/2023 - 13:20

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, is very pleased to announce that its Creative Design Team has received four Digital Design Awards from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA), a noted source of news and information for graphic designers and related creative professionals.

“These design awards are a tribute to Mouser’s talented Creative Design Team who rate tops in the industry,” said Kevin Hess, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “These individuals continue to amaze us with endless creativity. Congratulations to all the winners and special thanks for their dedication.”

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Now in its 60th year, GDUSA has long sponsored competitions that focus on excellence and opportunity. The annual Digital Design Awards showcases the power of design to enhance online communications and experiences featuring website and interactive design, social media and email marketing, digital ads and publications, animations and video, and much more. The Awards include:

  • Digital Ads/Banners Award for Forbidden Places Digital Ads
  • Motion Graphics/Animation Award for Lightspeed Social Animation
  • Email Marketing Award for Wright Brothers Email
  • Infographics Award for Buyer Acronym Infographic

The Mouser Creative Design Team previously won five awards at the 59th annual GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards in 2022.

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Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Market is likely to cross US$ 61.8 Billion, rising at a CAGR of 13% by the year 2033 end | Future Market Insights, Inc.

ELE Times - Mon, 07/24/2023 - 13:12

The global manufacturing execution systems (MES) market size is likely to be valued at US$ 18.2 billion in 2023. The increasing application of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in end-use industries is driving market growth. The market is estimated to garner US$ 61.8 billion in 2033, recording a CAGR of 13.0% from 2023 to 2033

The increasing demand for operational efficiency, automation, and digitization in manufacturing industries to optimize their production processes, improve quality, and reduce costs, are expected to drive the growth of the manufacturing execution system market during the forecast period.

The increasing demand for manufacturing execution systems (MES) from various industries such as automotive, oil & gas, chemical, healthcare, and consumer packed goods, are expected to propel the market growth during the forecast period.

Innovations in technology such as big data, cloud computing, and IoT have propelled the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market.  Manufacturing execution systems provide real-time visibility and actionable insights into production processes for manufacturers.

MES systems play a crucial role in integrating and optimizing manufacturing operations, facilitating the use of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML).

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Asia Pacific is expected to hold the largest share of the manufacturing execution system market due to the increasing industrialization and ongoing development of manufacturing sites in nations like India & China The manufacturing execution system market in Europe is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years due to the increasing demand for MES system with real-time analytical capacity.

Key Takeaways:
  • From 2018 to 2022, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market demand expanded at a CAGR of 14.7%.
  • Based on components, the software segment accounts for a CAGR of 12.9%.
  • By deployment, the on-premises segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 12.7% during the forecast period.
  • North America to emerge as a promising market, capturing a CAGR of 13.0%.
  • Asia Pacific is an opportunistic market, expected to capture a CAGR of 13.0% during the forecast period.
Competitive Landscape: Prominent players in this market are:
  • Rockwell Automation provides the FactoryTalk Production Centre MES, which helps manufacturers streamline production operations, enforce quality control, and track performance in real time.
  • In October 2022, Aptean announced its acquisition of Frontex BV, a leading provider of cloud-based Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and energy management solutions to process manufacturers in the Netherlands, Belgium, and over a dozen other countries across the globe.
  • Honeywell offers the Uniformance Suite MES, which combines real-time process data, analytics, and reporting to improve manufacturing efficiency and decision-making.

Schneider Electric offers the EcoStruxure™ Manufacturing Execution System, which integrates with other plant systems to provide real-time visibility into production, quality, and energy management.

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MWC Shanghai 2023: running toward new solutions, a treadmill powered by ST sensors and machine learning

ELE Times - Mon, 07/24/2023 - 12:49

As the Mobile World Congress is about to open its door in Shanghai, China, for the MWC Shanghai 2023 edition, we wanted to share some of the demos that we are showcasing and highlight the strategic trends we are witnessing this year. That’s why we focus on smart mobility with a futuristic cockpit, power, and energy with a smart adapter, IoT and connectivity with wearables, and new contactless payment solutions. Instead of just lining up microcontrollers and other components, we continue to bring practical solutions that attendees may replicate in their labs to jumpstart their products. Let us, therefore, explore some of the key innovations we’re bringing at MWC Shanghai 2023.

Wearable’s and machine learning at the edge image010-copy-226x300The ST treadmill The treadmill and the new sports experience

MWC Shanghai 2023 will allow us to showcase concrete applications, such as wearable and smart treadmills that use ST inertial sensors, like the LSM6DSV16X and the LSM6DSO16IS. Along with our partner GoMore, we’ll have runners on the treadmill tracking their progress to show the accuracy and reliability of our solutions in sports applications in a real-world setting. GoMore takes our devices and technologies and runs machine-learning algorithms to track cadence, step length, ground contact time, vertical oscillation, running power, pace, and more. It is the culmination of decades of innovations in sports applications that have tried to leverage sensors to track more easily the more minute details to improve overall performance.

The technologies powering the new sports experience

The presentation is also highly symbolic because it is a practical demonstration of the capabilities inherent to machine learning. At this junction in our industry, many are familiar with machine learning but aren’t sure why they would use it or what problems it could solve. Hence, some analysts talk about AI as a “solution in search of a problem”. The wearable and treadmill demos dispel this notion by showcasing an application that couldn’t possibly exist without machine learning. If GoMore were to use traditional applications to track so many variables, it would require an impossible amount of sensors and power, making the product unviable. The machine learning capabilities of ST sensors enable new measurements without adding components.

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Another important lesson behind the demo is the importance we place on our partnerships to democratize the benefits inherent to the Internet of Things. Readers of the ST Blog know that we often aim to make our technologies more accessible to create smarter and more connected experiences. However, we also know that it’s critical to work with the industry to go from lofty goals to tangible reality, which is why we are not only promoting GoMore’s solution but their Edge SDK that takes advantage of our sensors and digital signal processors. Put simply, our demo at MWC is an invitation to attendees and local actors to work together to make the promises of IoT a reality to more consumers.

Smart Mobility The new car experience

Car makers are increasingly giving their customers a lot more flexibility and choice when it comes to interactive software. Most programs in vehicles are still governed by manufacturers because, among other considerations, they must meet extremely stringent safety and security requirements. The code that handles airbag deployment or regenerative breaking is too sensitive to outsource. However, software-defined vehicles are transforming users’ relationships with their cars by allowing them to choose their UI designer. While car makers still work on interfaces, they also promote the ability to use third-party’s. In fact, according to Straits Research, nearly all cars produced today support Android Auto or CarPlay from Apple, and most consumers are asking for it.

The new hardware driving the new car experience cockpitThe ST smart cockpit at MWC Shanghai 2023

Moreover, interactive UIs are taking over larger surfaces. While smartphone vendors only ruled center consoles for a while, screens are getting bigger, and their UIs are overtaking gauge clusters, cabin controls, and other interfaces. Put simply, software-defined vehicles are transforming more aspects of the car experience. Consequently, we are showcasing a new smart cockpit solution at MWC Shanghai that houses an SPC58EC microcontroller, the L5965 power management IC, the HFDA801A audio amplifier, and a digital audio broadcasting (DAB) module made of the upcoming STA800 tuner, the TDA7707 , and the STA710. There’s also a satellite positioning module made of the STA8100 GNSS receiver and the ASM330LHHX 6-axis inertial sensor.


The ST demo runs Android Auto and shows how makers can rely on an entire ST portfolio to design the cockpit their customers already ask for. Because third-party software is taking over more UIs in the car, it is critical to provide a reliable hardware and software ecosystem that can handle the demands of those new interfaces over very long periods. The ST presentation enables attendees to see how to bring together the necessary building blocks to facilitate design and qualification operations and how to get started. After leaving the ST booth, attendees will already have a leg up on their proof-of-concept.

Understanding the trends shaping the industry

It’s impossible to list all the demos we’ll showcase at MWC Shanghai 2023, but here are a couple of the highlights. We’ll have a 140 W USB Power Delivery Adaptor using the ST-ONEHP for those designing fast chargers for smartphones and laptops. The reference design is USB-PD 3.1 compliant with energy efficiency meeting DoE Level 6 standards and a full load efficiency of more than 94%. Finally, we’ll demo a new STPay-Mobile that offers greater interoperability and flexibility by supporting numerous applications. In a nutshell, one platform not only supports banking transactions but public transport systems, car keys, mobile ticketing, and more. Companies can thus work on a single design and vastly increase its scope.

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THine Releases New Serial Transceiver Products for Simplifying Sensing & Control Systems

ELE Times - Sat, 07/22/2023 - 12:49

THine Electronics, Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6769), the global leader in high-speed serial interface and provider of mixed-signal LSI as well as valuable AI/IoT-based solutions, releases its new serial transceiver products, THCS253 and THCS254, that enable systems with many peripheral sensors to simplify cabling for the sensor and control functions. These products enable reductions of system cost, size, and weight, and provide future options to add new sensors with minimal design efforts.

THCS253 and THCS254 are the industry-first unique LSI products that can serialize different types of signals and can allow users to add additional sensors functions to systems by only changing registers’ settings.

For example, THCS253 can serialize sensing signals using 32 GPIO interfaces into 2 differential signals that can drastically reduce the number of cables and connectors by up to 88%. Users obtain excellent advantages not only in lowering costs, shrinking sizes, lowering weights, and reducing noise emission from many cables, but also in improving productivity and quality in manufacturing processes by simplifying assemblies that previously would require many cable interconnects.

These new serial transceivers enable systems to be easily expanded with newly required sensing demands in the future. These types of expansions previously required extensive redesign efforts with high redesigning costs, but with the THCS253 or THCS254, only simple changes to registers’ settings are required. Users can set 32 GPIO pins on the THCS253’s and 20 GPIO pins on the THCS254’s as their intended signals. These serial transceivers also support up to 2 systems of I2C in addition to supporting independent clock signals of the main system board and of the function board with sensors, touch panels, etc. These industry-unique products allow future expansion for additional features on the same platform systems with minimal redesign efforts or any use of FPGAs that require time-consuming redesigns.

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Since THS253 and THCS254 can reshape waveforms in their receiving circuit, they can transmit data for long distances of 10 meters. In general, without these new products, transmission distances of only about 1 meter would be possible. This allows users to have excellent flexibility in the layout of manufacturing sites or warehouses.

“THine’s new serial transceiver products can help innovative customers to achieve optimal and flexible design for smarter cable wiring in their digital transformation systems,” said Mr. Yoichiro Minami, President and COO of THine Electronics, Inc. “It is our great pleasure to contribute to customers’ valuable solutions for minimizing costs and time-to-market as well as improving performance, flexible design and hardware reliability.”


  • Printers, projectors, and compact consumer electronics with wide flexible flat cables for miniaturizing.
  • Industrial equipment for measuring, analysis, inspection, and manufacturing with expensive fine coaxial cables for reducing costs of cables.
  • Drones and unmanned vehicles with batteries for reducing weight.
  • Autonomous warehouse robotics, factory AGVs (automated guided vehicles), manufacturing robotics, and vending machines with independent controlling signals required to the main circuit board and the function board of sensors, touch panels, and near field communication for simplifying the controlling systems.
  • AI-enabled sensing systems with independent clock signals in the AI-processing board and the sensing board for simplifying the wiring design.
Major features of THCS253/THCS254:
  • Support up to 32-bit GPIO
  • Full duplex communications by two pairs of differential signals
  • Support up to 8-bit low speed GPIO
    in stand-by mode with low power of 6 mA
  • I/O expansion available by conversion
    from 2-wire serial interface to parallel GPIO
  • Adaptive equalizer supports high-loss transmission media
  • 8B10B encoding/decoding
  • Digital noise filters can be set for input and output
  • Error detection and notification
  • External reference clock frequency: 9-133.3MHz
  • Built-in spread spectrum clock generator (SSCG)
  • Single power supply operation: 1.7 V – 3.6 V
  • Wide range of IO voltage: 1.7V – 3.6V
  • Operating ambient temperature range: -40°C to 85°C

Package: THCS253 QFN64 (9mm x 9mm), THCS254 QFN48 (7mm x 7mm)

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Create a Customized Microscope Setup with TAGARNO’s ZAP

ELE Times - Sat, 07/22/2023 - 12:32

TAGARNO, a leading provider of digital microscopes, is pleased to announce that it now offers accessories for its ZAP microscope that allow users to integrate it seamlessly into an existing stereo microscope setup. Customers can now get all the features and ergonomic benefits of a digital microscope without the need for a complete overhaul.

The TAGARNO ZAP microscope is designed to provide versatility and adaptability to meet the unique needs of each customer. With the availability of accessories, users can transform their existing stereo microscope with a ø76 yoke by simply removing the eyepiece and inserting the camera head. This feature is particularly advantageous for those who already have a customized setup and want to enjoy the benefits of a digital microscope without the hassle of disassembling and rebuilding their entire setup.

One of the key advantages of the ZAP microscope is its flexibility in assembly. Customers can choose from various installation options, each offering distinct benefits to cater to their specific requirements. The ZAP can be mounted on a flex arm, a focus tracker, or a third-party ø76 mm yoke, providing users with multiple installation possibilities to achieve optimal positioning and convenience.

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“We are excited to offer this customized microscope setup with the TAGARNO ZAP,” said Jake Kurth Country Manager at TAGARNO. “Our customers can now enjoy the advantages of a digital microscope without compromising their existing setup. The versatility of the ZAP microscope allows users to choose a configuration that best matches both their magnification needs as well as space needs.”

By starting with the camera head and selecting the necessary accessories, customers have the flexibility to create a personalized setup that perfectly suits their workflow. The TAGARNO ZAP microscope is designed to adapt to changing needs, ensuring that users can make the most out of their investment. Additionally, the availability of Upgrade kits enables customers to activate more features and enhance the functionality of their ZAP microscope.

TAGARNO remains committed to providing innovative and adaptable solutions for digital microscopy. With the customizable microscope setup of the TAGARNO ZAP, users can optimize their workflow, achieve ergonomic benefits, and seamlessly integrate digital microscopy into their existing equipment.

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