New components, New Possibilities

10 FEBRUARY 2020

Würth Elektronik at embedded world

Würth Elektronik, one of Europe’s biggest manufacturers of electronic and electromechanical components, is exhibiting at embedded world (Nuremberg, February 25 to 27, 2020). At booth 3-247 (covering 126.5 m²) in Hall 3, various company departments will present their product innovations and provide information about services for electronics developers. The range extends from components for EMC to optoelectronics, from oscillators and simulation tools, to radio modules and sensors. Experts from Würth Elektronik also participate in the show’s congress program with four lectures.

WE-LAN AQ for high-quality Ethernet interfacesImage source: Würth Elektronik

The central theme of the trade show is the Internet of Things and communication between machines. Here Würth Elektronik showcases its LAN transformer “WE-LAN AQ” for industrial Ethernet systems and the minute signal transformer “WE-STST”, just 2.9 mm high, for LAN interfaces and single-pair Ethernet applications. “Proteus-III” is presented from the field of radio modules — a Bluetooth 5.1 low-energy module based on the Nordic nRF52840 IC. “Thyone-I” is another module enabling developers to implement proprietary wireless solutions based on the same chipset in the globally accessible 2.4 GHz band.

Rapid expansion of the sensor line

With its “Elara” and “Erinome” series of GNSS modules, the component manufacturer’s emerging “Wireless Connectivity & Sensors” division steps up for the first time to present solution components for global positioning. “Elara-I” is one of the smallest GNSS modules currently available on the market. Alongside their pressure and acceleration sensors, the Würth Elektronik portfolio now also includes temperature sensors.

New series of WE-STST Super Tiny Signal Transformers for LAN interfacesImage source: Würth Elektronik

Electromagnetic compatibility is one of Würth Elektronik’s traditional strengths. This year the focus is on the WE-MPSB-SMT ferrites with specified peak current capability and the compact WE-CCMF multilayer common mode choke, which is particularly suitable for use on high-speed data lines. The family of magnetically shielded WE-HCM SMT high current inductors has a recent addition with very low inductance values.

Good vibrations: High-end oscillators

IQD Frequency Products, the UK-based market leader in the field of frequency control and part of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, is represented on the booth with its high-end oscillators: The IQD rubidium oscillators offer a thousand times higher accuracy than conventional Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators (OCXO), independent of temperature fluctuations. Central areas of application are network time servers, large PTP (Precision Time Protocol) clocks and LTE base stations. A Disciplined Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator with integrated GNSS is released, and is available for use in smart power grids and radar. IQD also presents very stable OCXOs and a full range of digital and analog compensated ZCXO/VCTXOs.

Further product groups

The trade show audience can look forward to WCAP-CSRF MLCC, a new ceramic capacitor for high-frequency applications. The family of MagI³C Power Modules—DC/DC switching regulators with integrated regulator ICs and passive components (power inductors, capacitors, resistors) as a system-in-package (SiP)—is expanded with the extremely compact MagI³C VDMM in an LGA-6EP housing.

Among the electromechanical solutions on display in the booth are the REDFIT IDC SKEDD, (a solderless, multi-pluggable direct connector utilizing the SKEDD technology invented by Würth Elektronik), WR-FPC LIF connectors for SMT assembly, SMT spacers as well as new USB sockets, modular jacks (Cat 6 cable capability), REDCUBE terminals and various types of switches.

Lecture program

Würth Elektronik experts are participating in the congress program with the following lectures:
• Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12.00-12.30 pm: Single Pair Ethernet Filter Design (Martin Leihenseder) (in session 2.1)
• Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 10.30-11.00 am: Analysis, Design and Optimization of a Combined Wireless Power Transfer and Near Field Communication System (Christian Merz) (in session 5.2)
• Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 2.00-2.30 pm: USB Type-C, A New Power Paradigm (George Slama) (in session 5.3)
• Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 5.00-5.30 pm: Surviving Automotive Power Transients (George Slama) (in session 5.3)

Würth Elektronik eiSos

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