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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

April 2013
Multi-axis motion and machine control system can operate as an EtherCAT slave
ACS Motion Control, a manufacturer of advanced multi-axis motion and machine control solutions, has developed a unique addition to the SPiiPlus EtherCAT® Control Solution family. The UDMpc is a line
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04/30/2013
Texas Instruments announced several design updates to TI E2ETM Community, its popular engineer-to-engineer online design community that now connects more than 120,000 engineers. TI has expanded
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04/30/2013
ThunderFET N-channel power MOSFET offers on-resistance as low as 18 m?
Vishay Intertechnology released an n-channel TrenchFET® power MOSFET in the thermally enhanced PowerPAK® SO-8 package that extends the company's ThunderFET® technology to 150 V. The SiR872ADP
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04/29/2013

Mentor Graphics announced release of the Mentor® Embedded SourceryTM CodeBench Virtual Edition product, a native software environment for developing embedded systems pre- and post-silicon.
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04/26/2013
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced it has further simplified the MCU design process with the launch of its integrated development tools platform,
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04/26/2013
Stainless-steel power resistors operate to +250°C
Vishay Intertechnology presents the new VSGR series for applications in extreme environments. The stainless steel power resistors come with high power capability up to 20kW at 40°C and a high operating
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04/26/2013
Tantalum SMT capacitors perform in applications up to 200°C
KEMET announced its new T500 High Temperature MnO2 Series of tantalum surface mount capacitors. The T500 Series is a high temperature product that offers optimum performance characteristics in applications
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04/26/2013
Demand for DC brushless motors in automotive applications to grow 52% by 2017
Automotive systems are becoming increasingly electrically-driven and electric motor manufacturers are benefiting. According to IMS Research, DC brushless motor shipments will outpace shipments of
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04/25/2013
SL Power introduces small & robust AC/DC 60-Watt power supply
SL Power Electronics, a division of SL Industries and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of rugged, highly reliable power supplies, launches its GB60 single output, convection cooled,
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04/24/2013
Maxwell Technologies announced today that it is supplying ultracapacitors for an energy-saving braking energy recuperation system that American Maglev Technology (AMT), is installing on light rail
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04/23/2013
IP64-rated switches suited for space-constrained apps
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tactile, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a series of microminiature IP64-sealed
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04/22/2013
Many high power systems require the use of a hot-swap device to safely control of the inrush currents at powerup and provide fault protection. These circuits are commonly found in systems such as servers, network switches, redundant-array-of-independent-disk (RAID) storage, and other forms of communications
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04/15/2013
Considering that almost 60 percent of total electric energy produced worldwide is used to run motors of every size, shape and efficiency, the adoption of variable speed drives can save as much as 70 percent of energy costs by controlling the speed of the load. New energy efficiency standards for compressors
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04/15/2013
Programmable Hall Switch extends flexibility of detection circuit designs
Diodes Incorporated announced a programmable omnipolar Hall effect switch, enabling designers to use the same contactless detection circuit in multiple applications or with different field strengths.
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04/12/2013
Bare-element current-sense resistors enable lower PCB temperatures
Elevating the resistive element for maximum cooling, the BR Series of thru-hole current-sense resistor from Stackpole handles up to 5 watts with low PCB temperatures. This makes the BR Series ideal
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04/11/2013
Toshiba begins volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power devices
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, in anticipation of growing demand for industrial and automotive applications. Production is at Toshiba's
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04/11/2013
Low-current high-speed photocouplers operate to 125°C
Toshiba Electronics Europe has extended its family of high-speed photocouplers* for industrial applications. Supplied in a DIP8 package, the new TLP2955 and TLP2958 low-current drive devices provide
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04/10/2013
External thyristor stack controllers suit high-power electric DC motor apps
Ideal for controlling DC 6 pulse or 12 pulse, 2 Quadrant or 4 Quadrant thyristor power stacks, PLXD Series external thyristor stack controllers from Sprint Electric are used in a wide range of
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04/09/2013
Resettable PPTC devices provide fast overcurrent protection
The PPTC (Polymer Positive Temperature Coefficient) resistor series from Littelfuse provides ultra-low internal resistance, ultra-low voltage drop and minimal power dissipation. Thus, it is ideal
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04/08/2013
Reconfigurable DC arc detect solution presented as first fully-programmable available
Texas Instruments introduced the RD-195, believed to be the industry's first fully programmable DC arc detect reference solution. The makes it faster and easier for designers to address a growing
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04/08/2013
International SiC Power Electronics Applications Workshop 2013 comes to Stockholm
The SiC Power Center, Enterprise Europe Network, and Yole De?veloppement have announced their third collaboration on the International SiC Power Electronics Applications Workshop (ISiCPEAW), taking
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04/04/2013
EPC releases eGaN FET development board
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduced the EPC9010 development board to make it easier for engineers to start designing with a 100 V enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field
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04/03/2013
Ryan Huff, a Senior Applications Engineer at Linear Technology, explains
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04/01/2013
GDTs shunt surge current to ground and limit overvoltage to a harmless level. Major benefits of GDTs are their high current handling capability (up to several kA), high insulation resistance and extremely
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04/01/2013
Programmable 30A brushless DC motor controller serves robotics and industrial automation apps
Targeting designers of Industrial Automation systems, mobile robots, mechatronics, or other medium-power motor control application, the SBL1360 intelligent controller from Roboteq is capable of
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Date:
04/01/2013
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