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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

May 2013
ARCOL silicone-coated axial resistor claims excellent price/performance value
ARCOL Resistors, specialists in resistor technology, now offers the ADS silicone-coated axial resistor family as a more competitively priced alternative to their well-established ACS range of resistors.
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05/31/2013
IGBT-driver manufacturer CT-Concept Technologie AG, a Power Integrations company, has launched an IGBT-driver core designed to suit inverters operating in the power range from 10-75 kVA. The new dual-channel
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05/30/2013
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced the IRS44273L low-side gate drive IC offering high drive capability in a highly compact SOT-23-5L package. The IRS44273L
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05/30/2013

Mini dual load switch reduces loss in power-rail management apps
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced a miniature, ultra-low on-resistance 6A dual load switch. Comprising
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05/30/2013
Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that Shanghai ISSON Power Quality installed 126 of Maxwell's 125V Heavy Transportation
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05/29/2013
IGBT application growth to lead market $6B+ by 2018, per Yole Développement
After a few hiccups in 2011 and 2012, Yole De?veloppement expects a return to steady growth for the IGBT market; specifically, from $3.6B today to $6B by 2018. Six key applications, which are extensively
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05/28/2013
Miniature 30V MOSFETs boast industry-leading RDS(ON)
Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its family of low-voltage, ultra-efficient MOSFETs with two series that claim to deliver the lowest ON resistance (RDS(ON)) in their class. The miniature, 30V
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05/28/2013
Automotive engineers are constantly looking for ways to reduce fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, while at the same time lowering overall system costs. To help designers meet these challenges,
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05/28/2013
Efficient Power Conversion opens GaN power library
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the redesign of the EPC website to include a gallium nitride transistor library. The redesign provides search and access to a trove of GaN transistor
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05/24/2013
KEMET launches line of industrial-grade safety disc capacitors
KEMET, a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, announced the release of the new Radial Through-Hole Ceramic Safety Disc Capacitors. Safety
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05/24/2013
ROHM demonstrates second-generation SiC MOSFETs at PCIM 2013
Adding to its broad range of SiC products, ROHM presented its line-up expansion of high-voltage N-channel SiC (Silicon Carbide) Power MOSFETs at PCIM in Nuremberg. The SCT2xx series without Schottky
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05/24/2013
Toshiba International has announced that a binding agreement is in place to acquire all assets and intellectual property from Elettra Technology, a manufacturer of custom electrical industrial motors
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05/23/2013
TI introduces sensorless, brushless DC motor driver to spin motors instantly
Texas Instruments expanded its sensorless, brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver portfolio with a new device designed for high efficiency and low noise, which requires a low external component count of
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05/23/2013
Trinamic shows their latest stepper-motor technology, "CoolStep", at the
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05/23/2013
Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, unveiled two new sets of high speed gate drive optocoupler devices,
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05/21/2013
Mini SMT top-actuated switches enable easy identification in complex systems
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tactile, toggle, rocker, and pushbutton switches as well as smart card interconnect devices, has added the PTS 810 series of microminiature SMT
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05/21/2013
Littelfuse, a the global leader in circuit protection, has created a NASA Exploration & Discovery Experience for the engineering community as part of its 2013 Speed2Design™ promotion. Winning design
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05/21/2013
The no-load power crunch: 30 mW and beyond

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Figure 1. DOE proposed regulations vs. Level V performance for a 5V output EPS.

The need to reduce active-mode power consumption is somewhat obvious. What has not been so obvious is the need to minimize power drain in standby and no-load when products are essentially doing nothing.
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05/20/2013
Richard Ord of Amantys shows their latest web-enabled cloud-driven IGBT drivers
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05/20/2013
S06-packaged optocouplers suit industrial and home automation apps
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced two optocouplers optimized for RS-232 and RS232-C communications. The TLP2301 and TLP2303 address emerging requirements for devices that fill the price/performance
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05/17/2013
Carl Blake of Transphorm shows their 1,200-V GaN-on-silicon devices working
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05/17/2013
KEMET expands Its high-reliability hermetic-seal product line
KEMET has announced the expansion of its High Reliability Hermetic Seal product line to include a high-temperature solder option. This option indicates an internal construction solder with a minimum
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05/17/2013
Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, and EnTouch Controls, a leading provider of energy management systems for small businesses
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05/17/2013
Rutronik offers compact low input current optocouplers from Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology extends its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of two series of 4-pin optocouplers. They offer a high CTR (Current Transfer Ratio) from 40% to 600% at low input currents
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05/17/2013
This article is the fourth of a series in which Dr. Ridley shows the steps involved in designing and building an offline flyback converter. The power transformer is added to the circuit, and the current sensing and snubbers are designed to operate at full power without excessive stress on the components. Power
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05/16/2013
AVX IDC connectors suit harsh commercial & industrial apps
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the latest iteration of its wire-to-board (WTB) insulation displacement contact (IDC) technology.
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05/16/2013
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton introduced the XT motor control center (MCC), a 24-VDC control for commercial, industrial and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications. The compact
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05/16/2013
ROHM semiconductor describes their latest Silicon Carbide power module technology
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05/15/2013
Infineon introduces TO-leadless package for high-current applications up to 300A
Infineon Technologies introduced a TO-Leadless package offering reduced package resistance, significantly smaller size, and improved EMI behavior. It contains the latest OptiMOS™ MOSFET generation
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05/15/2013
Powering F.I.R.S.T. Robotics
I have been a participant of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics program for the past four years through the Culver City High School. Our team's (and any
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05/14/2013
Unconventional Oil & Gas Boom Propels High Power Low Voltage VSD Sales
Sales of high power low voltage (
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05/14/2013
Programmable 30A brushless DC motor controller serves robotics and automation apps

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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 directly
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05/14/2013
Who's Managing Your Power Management?
A few dozen years ago, engineers fresh out of school were assigned to the power supply team; the most boring and least challenging aspect of the system and the one most forgiving of inexperience.
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05/14/2013
One way to look at change is to see it as the unfolding path we take on our journey to the future version of normal. Every trip brings us encounters we did not plan to meet, challenges we had not
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05/14/2013
Humberto Evans, founder of CircuitLab, describes and demonstrates their new online schematic capture and design tool for Power Systems Design. Circuitlab allows people to design online
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05/14/2013
Toshiba semiconductors shows their latest hybrid Silicon Carbide power modules
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05/14/2013
Mitsubishi Electric launches SiC power semiconductor modules at PCIM 2013
Mitsubishi Electric announced the launch of three types of silicon carbide (SiC) power modules for home appliances, industrial equipment and railcar traction systems. The modules, which use schottky-barrier
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05/14/2013
Intelligent power modules target electric- and hybrid-vehicle apps
Mitsubishi Electric will announce at Power Conversion Intelligent Motion (PCIM) Europe 2013 on May 14-16 in Nuremberg, Germany, the development of higher current rated intelligent power modules (IPMs)
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05/13/2013
International Rectifier announced that it has qualified and shipped product built on its revolutionary Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based power device technology platform for a home theater system manufactured
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05/13/2013
Two-pole connector handles up to 340 amps
Anderson Power Products®, a leader in high-power interconnect solutions, announces an addition to the SB® connector family with the release of their new 2 pole SB® 2/0 connector. The SB® 2/0 offers
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05/09/2013
Low-profile SMT power inductors suit high-frequency switching apps
The Murata Power Solutions 3000A and 3000B series of low-profile SMT power inductors are suited for use in noise reduction circuits of high frequency and high current switching power supplies, DC-DC converters
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05/08/2013
Automotive varistors tout high current and energy handling
Stackpole Electronics, through its strategic alliance with KEKO Varicon, announces the AVL Series of radial leaded automotive varistors, designed to protect automotive level electrical systems from
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05/08/2013
PC-mount split-pack transformers offer innovative design and economic performance
The split pack, split bobbin, C2 Models F and FS PC Mount Split Pack™ Transformers from Triad Magnetics have rugged construction and meet UL5085 Class 2/3 requirements. The devices includes features
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05/07/2013
Paralan now offers LAM Technologies product lines to US
Paralan is now the official USA distributor for LAM Technologies, the well-known Italian manufacturer of components for industrial automation and motion control systems including stepper motors, stepper
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05/07/2013
PREMO will be exhibiting with its Korean sales representative, Core Electric, at PCIM Europe 2013, Europe's leading meeting-point for specialists in Power Electronics and its applications in Intelligent
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05/06/2013
One of the interesting things about working in the developing technology space is being constantly barraged by buzzwords and labels attempting to describe the myriad breakthroughs, developments,
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05/03/2013
N+1-redundant front-end supplies suit stand-alone and distributed-power apps
TDK released the TDK-Lambda RFE1600 series of 1.6kW 1U-high front-end units for stand-alone and distributed power architecture (DPA) applications requiring reliable 12V, 24V, 32V and 48V bulk power
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05/03/2013
Inverted thru-board SMT connectors reduce wire management issues
Mouser Electronics now stocks Inverted Thru-Board SMT Connectors from TE Connectivity. The offering eliminates wire management issues on the top surface of LED PCBs. TE Connectivity's High Power Inverted
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05/02/2013
Yole Developpement is organizing a Market Briefing at PCIM Europe 2013. This event will take place on May 15, 2013, Hall 9 - Forum Area #461 - FREE REGISTRATION. Wideband gap semiconductor is a
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05/02/2013
Compact bulk front-end supplies from Emerson boast high efficiency
Emerson Network Power, a leader in delivering scalable embedded computing technology and power supplies for original equipment manufacturers in a wide range of industries, today launched two ultra-compact
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05/02/2013
Phase-modulated full-bridge controller has wide operating temperature range
Linear Technology announces the H-grade version of the LTC3722-1, a phase-modulated full bridge DC/DC controller with adaptive or manual zero voltage switching (ZVS). The device's ZVS delay control
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05/01/2013

 



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