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February 2019
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Allied Components newest PCHC0624H series power choke with high current and low DCR is now available for sampling for new and current designs. It is leadfree and RoHS compliant, suitable for pick and place. It has a magnetically shielded construction with an MSL level 1 rating. Inductance ranges from 0.10uH to 22uH and expanded operating temp range. Call us for your free samples and price quotes.

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Technology is truly amazing. It can be used to innovate and improve aspects of our lives. This month, we look at examples of each type of application. We examine a few different ways smartphone cameras can be improved for video. You will also read about a new robot able to explore its surroundings without GPS. Finally, we explore why silicone carbide is a superior choice for power electronics.

Improving Smartphone Cameras in 2019

Mobile phone cameras have been getting better and better. Not only are the photos higher quality but new features like portrait mode give us more to work with. Even though photo technology on smartphones has been improving, video could use an upgrade or two. Take a look at some suggestions that can improve video quality on smartphone cameras.

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A Robot That Can Find Its Way Home Without GPS

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Inspired by the navigational abilities of desert ants, researchers designed AntBot, the first walking robot capable of exploring its environment and finding its way home without the aid of GPS or mapping. This six-legged robot copies desert ants' navigational capabilities with its optical compass. Find out more about how AntBot works and its precision.

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Silicone Carbide in Power Electronics

Also known as SiC, silicone carbide is perhaps going to overtake silicone in several power electronics applications. SiC has been around for a long time - over a century in fact. It was the foundation for creating LED and has been used as diodes. Take a look at some of the reasons why SiC devices are more ideal for electronic circuitry.

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