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MEMS Microphones Deliver Enhanced Audio Quality, 62368-1 Adapters Keep Designs Ahead of Changing Regulations

Latest Solutions from CUI & Digi-Key

Audio Solutions

MEMs Microphones

CUI’s MEMS microphones provide users with improved audio quality and performance in compact, low profile packages as small as 2.75 mm x 1.85 mm x 0.95 mm. Featuring sensitivity ratings from -44 dB up to -26 dB, signal to noise ratios from 57 dBA up to 65 dBA, and sensitivity tolerances as low as ±1 dB, these MEMS microphones are ideal for a range of portable consumer electronics applications.
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Waterproof Micro Speakers

CUI’s CMS series of waterproof micro speakers with Ingress Protection (IP) ratings of IP67 are housed in compact packages as small as 15 mm x 11 mm. These rectangular models feature sound pressure levels (SPLs) ranging from 90 dB to 93 dB at 0.1 meters, nominal inputs of 0.7 W, resonance frequencies from 550 Hz to 800 Hz, and impedance ratings of 6 Ω or 8 Ω.
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Power Solutions

IEC 62368-1 Certified Power Adapters

Keeping your design ahead of changing regulations, CUI’s wall plug and desktop adapters are compliant with IEC 62368-1 safety standards. These 3 W ~ 250 W adapters feature the latest in green power technology and offer a range of configurations for global use.
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50 W ~ 85 W Open Frame AC-DC Power Supplies

Offering power ratings from 50 W to 85 W, CUI’s VOF series of open frame AC-DC power supplies delivers low-cost solutions in industry standard 2” x 4” packages. The chassis mount modules feature no-load power consumption less than 0.3 W, high efficiency, and conformance to the UL/cUL 62368-1 standard for ICT and AV equipment.
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Thermal Management Solutions

TO-220 Stamped Heat Sinks

CUI’s HSS series features a wide range of stamped heat sinks that are suitable for devices in TO-220 packages. With a variety of form factors, these CUI heat sinks are designed with aluminum and black anodized material finishes. Thermal resistance is conveniently measured under four conditions for each heat sink, giving users the ability to select the ideal product for their specific application with greater ease.
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DC Axial Fans with omniCOOL™ System

CUI’s CFM-V series of high-performance axial fans deliver superior forced air cooling performance and longer operational life compared to traditional sleeve bearing designs thanks to their innovative omniCOOL system. With airflows ranging from 5.4 CFM in the 40 mm series up to 138 CFM in the 120 mm series, these DC axial fans feature noise levels from 10.7 dB to 48 dB, making them ideal for a variety of IT and telecommunication equipment, medical devices, and industrial applications.
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Interconnect Solutions

USB Cables for Efficient Data & Power Delivery

Conforming to both the USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 standard, CUI’s new USB cable assemblies come available with USB Type A, USB Type B, Micro B, Mini B, and USB Type C plugs and receptacles. Featuring a range of variations and options, all CUI USB cables are shielded and housed in either PVC or a TPE, halogen free jacket material.
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IP67 Rated USB Connectors

Conforming to the USB 2.0 and 3.1 Gen 2 standards, CUI’s waterproof USB receptacle connectors carry an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IP67 to deal with the harsh conditions found in industrial and outdoor applications. Incorporating Micro B and Type C USB connector types, these IP rated USB connectors feature surface mount and mid mount SMT configurations.
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White Paper 48VDC

White Paper 48VDC

The Voltage rises

The idea of a higher vehicle electrical system voltage in automobiles is not new. As early as the 1990s, a 42V consortium was set up. However, due to a lack of standards, this approach was not successful. But now everything is to change.

Electricity used to be minimal in automobiles. They mainly ran mechanically. Electric windows? They didn’t exist. For this manually operated handles were used. Today, a whole host of electrical functions such as seat heating, comfort and assistance systems draw a lot of electricity from the battery. In a 12 V vehicle electrical system, higher and higher currents have to flow. To prevent this on-board network from surrendering, manufacturers are now installing a second, stronger network in the car in parallel – with 48 V direct current.

Advantages

A fundamental advantage of a 48 VDC vehicle electrical system is the lower loss of energy transmission. This is due to lower currents with identical power which results in a considerable savings potential in the design of the electrical conductor cross-sections. This is reflected positively in the weight of the vast quantities of cables installed in modern vehicles.

The 48 VDC vehicle electrical system also enables economical energy recovery and storage during braking (recuperation). The electric motor acts as a generator. In the case of high torque and/or power requirements, however, this system can also support the combustion engine by operating the electric motor in the reverse direction as an electric motor supplied from the 48 VDC battery. This process is also known as a “booster”. By completely decoupling the combustion engine from the on-board power supply, it can even be switched off completely while the vehicle is in motion. In contrast to conventional idling, no losses occur in the combustion engine during “sailing”. This can result in significant fuel savings.

Reflowable Thermal Switch

RTS is a particularly compact overtemperature protection device for power semiconductors in SMD technology. It was developed to protect highly integrated power electronics from overheating, such as those used in the automotive, medical and many other industries.