Texas Instruments introduced two 3-phase, brushless DC (BLDC) motor drivers that allow designers to spin motors in minutes rather than months. Traditional BLDC motor designs require five to 10 components,
Wolfgang Dreipelcher, Senior Director, Global Reference Designs, EPCOS
The power-semiconductor switches used in power supplies and inverters are based on two technologies, namely MOSFETs and IGBTs. MOSFETs can operate at relatively high switching frequencies significantly above 30 kHz but, unlike IGBTs, they have a very large chip surface area.
A new generation of IGBT
TTI, a specialist distributor of passive, discrete, connector and electromechanical components, offers Cooper Bussmann's ultra-high capacitance PowerStor KW series super-capacitors for use in applications
Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its Simocode Pro motor management system to include a basic unit with Profinet interface. Linking up Simocode Pro via Ethernet to higher-level automation