ams OSRAM: New generation of OSLON Square Horti White with Photon Flux

Starvoy Technologies Inc. represents ams OSRAM across Canada. For further information please reach out to your account manager, or [email protected]

ams OSRAM’s new OSLON® Square Horti White sets the standard in the market with industry leading performance of 2% higher brightness compared to first generation GW CSSRM3.HW. It is the first device from ams OSRAM to feature Photon Flux binning at 85°C. As well as boasting an Operating temperature of -40 °C to +125 °C.  Key applications include:

  • Greenhouse top lighting
  • Indoor farm lighting
  • Special effect lighting

ams OSRAM also offer a range of Sensors, LEDs and other products – an overview of which may be found here.

Coherent introduces industry-first I-temp 100g ZR QSFP28-DCO module for expanded application in edge and access networks

Starvoy Technologies reprents Coherent across Canada – feel free to contact us for further information. Blog post & image from Coherent.

Designed for deployment in outdoor street cabinets and pole-mount physical plants in edge and access networks, the Coherent I-temp 100G ZR QSFP28-DCO transceiver is ideal for customers who need transceivers that support a wider operating temperature range. These transceivers can be installed directly onto already deployed access network equipment with QSFP28 ports. Examples include optical line terminals (OLTs) and aggregation switches and routers for midhaul and backhaul applications.

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“…is ideal for customers who need transceivers that support a wider operating temperature range. These transceivers can be installed directly onto already deployed access network equipment with QSFP28 ports”

“The Coherent 100G ZR QSFP28-DCO platform is built on our internally developed 100G digital signal processor. We are excited to continue to add new product variants that serve our customers’ needs, like the high transmit output power version for metro ROADM applications that was announced last fall and the industrial operating temperature version that we are announcing today,” said Matthias Berger, VP, Coherent Technology. “Since the launch of these products, we’ve experienced tremendous interest, and we believe that with these new versions, we can continue to grow the number of applications and use cases for the 100G ZR QSFP28-DCO transceiver family, pushing coherent technology ever further toward the network edge.”

Utilizing the Steelerton™ digital signal processor (DSP), a purpose-built DSP component family launched in 2022, the new module is optimized for the lowest power consumption in a compact transceiver size. The DSP is paired with an efficient silicon photonics optical front-end and a power-optimized tunable laser, now enhanced to support a wider operating temperature range, resulting in module power consumption of less than 6 W at a case temperature of 85°C.

In 2023, Coherent was the first to offer this solution in C-temp (commercial temperature: 0°C to 70°C). The company is now the first in the industry to extend its performance to the industrial temperature range to enable even broader deployment opportunities.

RF Components for Radar: Overview and Trends

Starvoy Technolgies represents Knowles Precision Devices across Canada – the below recently appeared on Knowles’ blog. For further information on the below – reach out to your account manager, or [email protected] 

Radar systems are designed to detect and identify an object’s location. They use short bursts of energy to transmit radio frequency (RF) and microwave signals and gather information from the echoed signal returned by the object.  

Here, we’ll introduce radar, including its key functional units and technological evolution. 

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New from Coilcraft – XGL3014

Coilcraft’s new ultra-low profile XGL3014 Series offers the lowest DC losses and extremely low AC losses for a wide range of DC-DC converters. This exceptional characteristic makes them an optimal choice for a variety of applications where space is limited and efficient power management is critical, including different non-isolated converter topologies, point-of-load (POL), IoT devices, and many other applications.

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Knowles: Resonant Wireless Power Transfer in Implantable Medical Devices

Starvoy Technolgies represents Knowles Precision Devices across Canada – the below recently appeared on Knowles’ blog. For further information on the below – reach out to your account manager, or [email protected] 

With the rising prevalence of cardiovascular, orthopedic, and other chronic conditions, and an increase in the number of patients needing care, the demand for implantable medical devices continues to increase. 


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Knowles: Power Divider Basics

Starvoy Technolgies represents Knowles Precision Devices across Canada – the below recently appeared on Knowles’ blog. For further information on the below – reach out to your account manager, or [email protected] 

Radio frequency (RF) power dividers are designed to split an incoming signal into multiple outputs such that there’s a portion of the original signal’s power in each output. Given their critical function, power dividers play a particularly important role in antenna systems, telecommunications, and signal processing.


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Coherent: Datacom innovation in the AI Era

How Coherent is powering innovation in artificial intelligence and machine learning for next-generation datacenters. Blog post from Coherent.

In the world of transceivers, change is the only constant — and we are in the early days of a step- change thanks to advances in artificial intelligence. Finisar (now Coherent) was a pioneer in pluggable transceivers so much so that the name Finisar became almost synonymous with transceivers.

From telecom networks to enterprise datacenters to web 2.0 hyperscalers, much has changed over the past two decades because of evolutionary and revolutionary changes in the key market drivers.
Today, we’re seeing another major market transition, namely the dramatic growth in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). These applications will define the next chapter in the optical transceiver story – a chapter we are already writing here at Coherent.

 It’s an important story because transceivers are a critical if invisible part of the modern world we live in.  Whether we realize it or not, most of us use the fiber optic network and transceivers on a daily basis.


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New from Coilcraft – XGL1010

Coilcraft’s new XGL1010 molded power inductors offer their lowest DCR losses and extremely low power losses for a wide range of DC-DC converters.  Additional performance benefits include a wider range of inductance values and improved Irms current ratings.

  • Industry’s lowest DCR and low power losses
  • Wide inductance range up to 56 µH
  • High current handling with soft saturation characteristics
  • AEC-Q200 Grade 1 (–40°C to +125°C) with a 165°C max part temperature  
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How The Shift to SiC-Based Semiconductors in Military Power Supplies Affects Capacitor Selection

Blog post from Knowles Precision Devices. Starvoy represents Knowles Precision Devices across Canada, for further information on their range of highly engineered Capacitors and Microwave to Millimeter Wave components for use in critical applications in military, medical, electric vehicle, and 5G market segments.

To protect people and critical equipment, military-grade electronic devices must be designed to function reliably while operating in incredibly harsh environments. Therefore, instead of continuing to use traditional silicon semiconductors, in recent years, electronic device designers have started to use wide band-gap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) to develop the semiconductors required for military device power supplies. In general, WBG materials can operate at much higher voltages, have better thermal characteristics, and can perform switching at much higher frequencies. Therefore, SiC-based semiconductors provide superior performance compared to silicon, including higher power efficiency, higher switching frequency, and higher temperature resistance as shown in Figure 1.

As the shift to using SiC-based semiconductors continues, other board-level components, such as capacitors, must change as well. For example, as systems operate at higher frequencies, the capacitance needed decreases, leading to many instances where film capacitors can be replaced by ceramic capacitors.

Figure 1. A comparison of traditional silicon semiconductor material to WBG materials such as SiC and GaN. Source.

Why You Need to Use Ceramic Capacitors with Your SiC Semiconductors

In general, ceramic capacitors are small and lightweight, making ceramic capacitors an ideal option for military applications where space and weight are at a premium. When using SiC semiconductors specifically, since the switching speeds are quite fast, high-frequency noise and voltage spikes will occur. Ceramic capacitors are needed to filter out this noise. And for high-frequency power supplies applications, ceramic capacitors are a preferred option because these components have a high self-resonant frequency, low equivalent series resistance (ESR), and high thermal stability.

Knowles Precision Devices: Your Military-Grade Ceramic Capacitor Experts

As a manufacturer of specialty ceramic capacitors, Knowles provide a variety of high-performance, high-reliability capacitors that are well-suited for military applications. At a basic level, they build all of their catalog and custom passive components to MIL-STD-883, a standard that “establishes uniform methods, controls, and procedures for testing microelectronic devices suitable for use within military and aerospace electronic systems.” We also hold the internationally recognized qualification for surface mount ceramic capacitors tested in accordance with the requirements of IECQ-CECC QC32100 as well as a variety of other quality certificates and approvals. For their high-reliability capacitors, they go above and beyond these quality standards and ensure components are burned-in at elevated voltage and temperature levels and are 100 percent electrically inspected to conform to strict performance criteria

Please contact the Starvoy team for further information, or to discuss your requirements.