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Structural Adhesive Offers Temperature Stability
DELO has launched an adhesive with exceptionally high temperature stability. DELO MONOPOX HT2999 achieves compression shear strength of 20 MPa at 180°C. This is four times greater than its predecessor and other products on the market. Developed primarily for use in the automotive industry and mechanical engineering
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Date:
04/13/2021
1.5 Amp POL switching regulators in an open frame design
This series comes in a compact SIP-3 open frame package and complements our existing POL portfolio with a series focusing strongly on a cost efficient design while maintaining our quality standards. There are 3 output voltages available: 3.3, 5.0 and 12VDC. The effective design allows full load operation up to +85°C a
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Date:
04/13/2021
HiperPFS-4 PFC IC Delivers 98% Full-Load Efficiency
This combination delivers greater than 98% full-load efficiency in PC, TV, and similar applications between 75 W and 400 W.   Comments Power Integrations’ product marketing manager Edward Ong: “Designs using HiperPFS-4 ICs show very high efficiency across the load range with as little as 36 mW of no-load p
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Date:
04/13/2021
Infineon Expands 600 V CoolMOS S7 Family
In applications where MOSFETs are switched at low frequency, high-power product designs must meet several key characteristics: They have to minimize conduction losses, provide optimal thermal behavior, and enable more compact and lighter systems – all while maintaining the highest quality at a low cost. To me
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Date:
04/09/2021
75W AC-DC Power Supply Module for Space-Critical Applications
XP Power has announced the availability of a new range of low profile, half brick, baseplate cooled AC-DC power supplies which require no external circuitry for operation or EMC compliance. Models in the new ASB75 series offer compact, fanless power with baseplate cooling for applications such as information te
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Date:
04/08/2021
High-Current Jumpers Offer Robust Overload Current Handling
Zero ohm jumper chip resistors provide an essential function for circuit design. They make trace routing easier for single layer PCB's, are easier to assemble in mass production and less costly than jumper wires. Some designs however require more robust current handling than general purpose thick film chip jumper
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04/08/2021
1.5A Synchronous Regulators Simplify Power Conversion
STMicroelectronics has introduced L6981 synchronous step-down regulators, extending the family of high-efficiency converters that simplify power-supply design by integrating power elements, feedback circuitry, and safety features on-chip. Rated to deliver up to 1.5A, with 90% typical efficiency at full load
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Date:
04/07/2021
DC Panel Meters Deliver Robust Displays in Small Form Factor
Murata introduced a series of DC panel meters developed for industrial and laboratory voltage and current measurement applications. The miniaturized DMR35 series includes a +48V common-mode input range and is powered from a 9-32VDC external source. Bu
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Date:
04/06/2021
Allied Electronics & Automation, Siemens Offer Modular Solutions
Siemens and Allied Electronics & Automation are teaming up to help panel builders better design simpler, more flexible and space-saving industrial control cabinets.  Siemens’ unique SIRIUS modular system, now available from Allied, offers a full range of modular industrial control panel components in
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Date:
04/06/2021
TTI Stocks Harwin’s Ø1.75mm Terminal Pins
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of Harwin's Ø1.75mm Terminal Pins from stock at TTI. Harwin's Terminal Pins are ideal for strong and durable single-point connections for ultra-low profile and offset height board-to-board connections. Their robust Ø1.75mm pin thickness resists accidental damage and include
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Date:
04/05/2021
Molex EXTreme Guardian HD Power Connectors In Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of EXTreme Guardian HD Power Connector’s from stock at TTI. Molex’s EXTreme Guardian HD Power Connectors offer a configurable hybrid power/signal solution that provides high-current density in a low-profile package for design flexibility. Current density is up to 80A
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Date:
04/05/2021
Cloud-Based Solution for Design-to-Manufacturing Handoff
Siemens introduced PCBflow, an innovative cloud-based software solution which bridges the gap between the electronics design and manufacturing ecosystems. PCBflow extends Siemens' Xcelerator portfolio with a secure environment for printed circuit board (PCB) design teams to interact with a variety of manufacturers, and
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Date:
04/05/2021
 Phoenix Contact DT to M12 Adapters Available Now at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of DT to M12 Adapters from stock. The DT-M12 Adapter has been designed and tested with the demands of agriculture, construction and other industrial vehicle applications in mind. This rugged connector meets environmental testing for both IEC and SAE standards and is ra
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Date:
04/04/2021
Taking Advantage of PFM with MicroModules for Space Constrained Applications

Figure 1: Block diagram of a security camera application

Space constrained applications like portable devices require especially designed DC/DC converters with a certain set of characteristics. Tight space, by definition, requires tiny DC/DC converters which have excellent thermal performance. This article digs deeper into the challenges that arise for the power supply of s
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Date:
04/01/2021
APEC 2021 Will Be Online-Only Event Due to Covid-19 Concerns
The Applied Power Electronics Conference announces that APEC 2021 will be presented as a virtual event and will take place June 14-17, 2021, on the virtual event platform, Social27. The virtual format will not only ensure the safety of our community, it will also allow: · More of our global community of power
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Date:
04/01/2021
Chillers Offer Energy Savings up to 50%
Modern laboratory equipment requires precise cooling to protect electronics or to control processes where temperature matters. Laird Thermal Systems’ Nextreme Performance Chiller Series offers reliable, precise, and versatile temperature control solutions for laboratory equipment – all while lowering energy
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Date:
04/01/2021
The Rise of Smart Industrial Applications
“Industrial” is often what the marketing department labels an application when they aren’t sure what category it fits into, but the term generally encompasses applications that must withstand hostile environments. This includes systems used in factories or outdoors, like an automated fruit-labeling and so
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Date:
04/01/2021
Returning to
We’re nearly a third of the way through the year, and some – hopefully, most – of you should’ve gotten the COVID vaccine. More shots means a quicker return to normalcy – in-person meetings, trade shows, and this crazy notion called “human contact.” Since Day 1, our industry was classified “
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Date:
04/01/2021
Making Industry More Efficient
As we continue our journey out of the pandemic that has hit the world so hard, things are slowly, but surely getting back to normal. The last year has been hard, but many of us are lucky enough to be able to work from home. Many others have not been so fortunate and have had to go into work risking infection de
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Date:
04/01/2021
Reshoring Chip Manufacture is All the Rage
The current COVID-19 pandemic has given us time to stop and really think about how things are done. This may be on a personal level, with the ability to work from home as a good example, or it can be at a global scale. At that scale, the pandemic has exposed weaknesses in our supply chains and forced us to ask ou
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Date:
04/01/2021
Exploring Advancements in Industrial Markets w/ 60-GHz Radar

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Figure 1: Examples of use cases for 77- and 60-GHz radar for in-cabin sensing child presence and drowsiness detection

Sensors, either independently, or on machines, act as eyes to see one’s environment — they aggregate information at scale and analyze and act on this data. Millimeter-wave (mmWave) radar-based sensors are emerging as reliable workhorses in this space. Unlike other sensors based on optical, infrared, or ultras
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Date:
04/01/2021
Why Industrial IoT Needs Wi-Fi HaLow for Wireless Connectivity

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Fig. 1: Wi-Fi HaLow delivers an optimal balance of long range, high capacity, low power, high data rates and low cost of deployment for industrial automation

Through the application of smart technologies including machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and Industrial IoT (IIoT), Industry 4.0 is having a huge impact. Virtually synonymous with Industry 4.0, IIoT enables cost-effective, reliable, and secure wireless connectivity for sensors, actuators, instruments an
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Date:
04/01/2021
Efficiency, Performance Prompt Redesign of Industrial Motors

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Figure 1. Typical use cases for general purpose drives, servo drives and high power drives

The substantial use of motors in industrial applications makes even small efficiency improvements significant both in terms of global energy consumption and in the operating budgets of many plants. However, a historical pattern of using overrated motors to deliver bursts of higher current during acceleration ha
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Date:
04/01/2021
Adaptive Load Regulation and Dynamic Power Control

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Figure 1. Block diagram of an isolated analog output system

Today’s typical programmable logic controller (PLC) contains a multitude of analog and digital inputs and outputs for the monitoring and control of industrial and production processes. Modularization is widespread and, with respect to inputs and outputs (I/Os), covers the basic functions of analog I/Os and digi
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Date:
04/01/2021
1000 V Output, No-Opto, Isolated Flyback Converter

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Figure 1. A complete 1000 V/15 mA isolated flyback converter from a 4 V to 28 V input

Isolated flyback converters are used in automotive, industrial, medical, and telecom applications where the power supply must be reliable, easy to use, high voltage, and isolated, and they must provide excellentregulation over load, line, and temperature. LT8304-1 is an isolated, no-opto flyback converter optimized fo
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Date:
04/01/2021