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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

June 2013
AVX glass-encapsulated varistors provide advanced circuit protection
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded both its TransGuard® and Automotive TransGuard® Series multilayer varistors to include
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06/29/2013
Screw-terminal aluminium electrolytic capacitors suit high voltage & high ripple-current apps
KEMET, a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminium, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, has announced the release of its new ALS60/61 Screw Terminal Aluminium Electrolytic Capacitors.
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06/27/2013
Synchronous buck/boost converter available in high-temp H Grade & high-rel MP Grade
Linear Technology released high-temperature H-grade (-40°C to 150°C junction temperature) and high-reliability MP-grade (-55°C to 150°C) version of the LTC3115-1 in a 20-lead thermally enhanced TSSOP
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06/26/2013

RS Components now offers StrongIRFET power MOSFETs for industrial applications
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is now stocking the StrongIRFET™ power MOSFET family from International Rectifier,
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06/25/2013
Agricultural and industrial robotics to lead China's machinery market
Production of agricultural machinery and industrial robotics in China is projected to expand at a strong rate in the coming years with average yearly growth of 18.1 percent and 18.8 percent, respectively—making
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06/24/2013
Richardson RFPD now carries SiC Six-Pack power module from Cree
Richardson RFPD announced the availability of the new Silicon Carbide (SiC) six-pack (three phase) power module from Cree. The CCS050M12CM2 is the industry's first commercially available SiC six-pack
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06/24/2013
Zone 1 power connectors suit AdvancedTCA systems
ept offers an ATCA Zone 1 Power Connector with 8 power contacts and 22 or 26 signal contacts. Utilizing a novel selective-plating process, ept maximizes contact reliability with heavy gold over
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06/24/2013
Rugged adjustable voltage regulator accepts up to 30V and handles up to 100mA
CISSOID, a leader in high-temperature semiconductor solutions, expands its STAR product family with CHT-RIGEL, an adjustable voltage regulator for embedded power supplies in applications that must
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06/24/2013
Robust linear regulator provides current & temperature monitor outputs
Linear Technology announced the release of the LT3081, a rugged 1.5A wide input voltage range linear regulator with key usability, monitoring and protection features. The device has an extended safe
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06/24/2013
Power electronics specialist Amantys has made a statement of its global business intent with the opening of its first international sales office in Shanghai, China. The company will be promoting the
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06/24/2013
Vitreous enamel-coated wirewound resistors serve high-power motor & industrial apps
Stackpole's EWT Series of vitreous enamel-coated tubular wirewounds are a good choice for high power load dump applications. The EWT Series is available in power ratings from 12 watts up to 1300
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06/22/2013
Power monitor module enables designers to find and kill underperforming code in real time
Microchip announces the MPLAB® REAL ICE™ Power Monitor Module, which enables designers to identify and eliminate code that consumes high current, in real time. Combined with the MPLAB REAL ICE in-circuit
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06/20/2013
Efficient IGBTs deliver higher power density for motor drive and UPS apps
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced a family of rugged 1200V ultra-fast insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) optimized for industrial motor drive and
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06/19/2013
Ioxus, a manufacturer of performance ultracapacitor technology for the automotive and transportation industries, introduced a 1200 Farad (F) cell to its portfolio of high performance ultracapacitors.
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06/18/2013
Step-down converter touts very low quiescent current
Linear Technology announces the LT3995, a 3A, 60V step-down switching regulator, requiring only 2.7μA of quiescent current. The LT3995's 4.3V to 60V input voltage range makes it ideal for automotive,
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06/18/2013
Mesago PCIM GmbH announced their partnership with Messe Frankfurt China to jointly address the growing market of Power Electronics in China. With this new partnership PCIM Asia becomes fully integrated
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06/18/2013
Riedon CHR and HVS chip resistors offer high-temperature performance
Targeting the demanding requirements of medical and aerospace applications and operating in the extreme environments encountered in the oil and gas industries, for magnetic resonance scanners, aircraft
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06/17/2013
Toshiba's latest optocouplers deliver increased isolation in a smaller package
Toshiba Electronics Europe has released two Triac-output optoocouplers that provide reinforced voltage and electrical noise insulation in an ultra-miniature SO6 double-mould package. The TLP265J and
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06/17/2013
In this introductory video on switching power supply design, Dr. Ridley
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06/14/2013
At the VLSI 2013 Symposium in Kyoto, Japan, imec highlighted new insights into 3D fin shaped field effect transistors (FinFETs) and high mobility channels scaling for the 7nm and 5nm technology node. At
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06/14/2013
World relays market fell in 2012 but recovery expected this year
After two years of double-digit growth, the world market for electro-mechanical and solid-state relays contracted by $125 million, or 3.6 percent, to approximately $3.35 billion in 2012, according
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06/13/2013
Nitronex GaN-on-Silicon discrete HEMT devices handle up to 100 Watts
Nitronex, a leader in the design and manufacture of gallium nitride (GaN) based RF solutions for high performance applications in the defense, communications, broadband, and industrial & scientific
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06/13/2013
Cornell Dubilier Electronics announced its product line expansion of types SPCX and SPSX surface mount aluminum polymer capacitors. Both series are now available with lower ESR and higher capacitance
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06/13/2013
TDK-Lambda backs winning team in UK student engineering competition
TDK Corporation is pleased to announce a team of AS-Level pupils at Blundell's School working with TDK-Lambda UK has won this year's South West Engineering Education Scheme (EES) competition. EES
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06/13/2013
Three-phase MOSFET motor control IC can support load currents in excess of 150A
The A4915 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a 3-phase MOSFET motor control IC that is designed for pulse-width-modulated (PWM) current control of 3-phase brushless DC motors. The A4915 is capable
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06/12/2013
Murata today announced that they have commercialized the world's first 0402-size (1005-size metric 1.0 x 0.5mm) 1μF monolithic ceramic capacitor with a guaranteed operating temperature of 105°C (X6S)
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06/12/2013
ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider, has released the schedule for its 2013 Protective Relay School webinar series. Now in its third season, this webinar series has become a
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06/12/2013
The number of mobile broadband subscriptions has grown by around 45% year-on-year reaching 1.7 billion in 2012, according to data released in the latest Ericsson Mobility Report . In addition to this growth, there also is steady progress in the amount of data usage per subscription. The changing habits of people
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06/10/2013
KEMET's High Temperature KPS HT Series multilayer stacked capacitors have an X8L dielectric and a novel lead-frame technology to vertically stack one or two multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs)
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06/10/2013
Gen2 650-V ultrafast diodes reduce switching losses
Vishay Intertechnology released 11 new Gen2 650 V FRED Pt® Ultrafast diodes. The "H" family of bare die devices, suitable for applications working above 40 kHz, combine extremely fast and soft recovery
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06/07/2013
Vector motor-control MCU benefits variable-speed brushless DC motor control apps
Toshiba expands their TX03 series microcontroller (MCU) family with the launch of its newest TMPM375FSDMG device. Based on the ARM® Cortex®- M3 core, the TMPM375FSDMG MCU implements a next-generation
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06/06/2013
Compact universal drive interface module targets traditional +/-10V command servo drives
ACS Motion Control, a leading international provider of advanced multi-axis motion and machine control solutions, has developed a compact universal drive interface module for traditional +/-10V command
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06/05/2013
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06/04/2013
100mA synchronous buck converter handles up to 150V  input  & uses 12μA quiescent current
Linear Technology released the LTC3639, a 150V input-capable synchronous buck converter that delivers up to 100mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4.5V to 150V,
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06/03/2013
Precision foil resistors come in leaded and SMT packages
Riedon, a specialist manufacturer and supplier of cutting-edge, resistive solutions, announces the introduction of two new series of resistors that use Bulk Metal™ Foil technology to deliver superior
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06/03/2013
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