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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 




 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

December 2013
Umesh Mishra of Transphorm on the GaN marketplace

Umesh Mishra of Transphorm

In this PSDcast Umesh Mishra of Transphorm talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the state of the GaN marketplace, and the Transphorm/Fujitsu merger. By combining Transphorm's IP and manufacturing technologies with Fujitsu's IP and foundry infrastructure, The newly-empowered Transphorm is now poised
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12/26/2013
Jens Eltze of Apex Microtechnology on precision power applications

Jens Eltze of Apex Microtechnology

In this PSDcast Jens Eltze of Apex Microtechnology talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about precision power applications and the multiple requirments of quality, noise, and speed in applications from mil/aero power systems to industrial injet printing. Apex Microtechnology is a privately held, Tucson,
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12/23/2013
At the 2014 CES Robotics TechZone, Las Vegas Convention Center and World Trade Center (LVCC), South Hall 1, there will be an array of robots using the latest technologies. These robots and other automata, addressing applications from entertainment to life-augmentation, represent the leading edge in a continuously-developing
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12/23/2013

Brushless DC Tachometer/Commutators from ServoTek Products Aid in Industrial Motor Speed Monitoring

TachSyn brushless DC tachometer/commutator

ServoTek Products, a member of the Bellofram Group of Companies and a leading manufacturer of instrument-grade DC tachometers and low-cost encoders, announced the successful application of its TachSyn Series brushless DC tachometer/commutator within industrial motor speed monitoring applications. The
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12/17/2013
Schaffner Group introduces ECOsine Active harmonic filters for 690V systems

ECOsine active harmonic filters

The Schaffner Group broadens its product offering of solutions for the improvement of power quality with the expansion of their ECOsine® Active family of active harmonic filters with models for 3-phase TN and IT 500 – 690 V power grids. An increasing number of energy-efficient electrical consumers are used
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12/17/2013
Electric unmanned aerial vehicle market predicted to reach $1Billion+ dollars by 2023

Electric unmanned aerial vehicle

The total market value for electric unmanned aerial vehicles will reach over one Billion dollars by 2023 according to findings in the new IDTechEx report, Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) 2013-2023. This report includes hybrid and pure electric powertrains and electrics being used or considered for UAVs
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12/17/2013
Inductive components suit drive automation applications
SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus (SMP) offers inductive components for drive technology applications. Intended for use in frequency converters for automation tasks, the devices are low-loss, have good EMC characteristics, and a space-efficient design. Frequency converters have installed the inductive components
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12/13/2013
Allegro's linear current-sensor IC is thermally enhanced for high precision
The ACS770 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a fully integrated Hall-effect based linear current sensor IC incorporating thermal enhancement for high precision. The device consists of a precision, low-offset linear Hall circuit with a copper conduction path located near the die. Applied current flowing through
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12/05/2013
Frederik Dostal of Analog Devices on alternative isolation solutions

Frederik Dostal, European Regional Power Specialist for Analog Devices

In this PSDcast Frederik Dostal, European Regional Power Specialist for Analog Devices, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about using alternative isolation solutions for the feedback path of primary side switching controllers. Optocouplers aren't the perfect solution everyone would like them to be,
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12/03/2013
IR offers half-bridge power modules for motors up to 300W
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the expansion of its family of highly integrated, ultra-compact, patent pending µIPM™ power modules with the introduction of the IRSM808-105MH and IRSM807-105MH, optimized for high efficiency appliance and light industrial applications
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12/03/2013
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, is hosting the fourth annual Power Forum, with on-demand, in-depth, free webinars for designers of all levels. The industry’s leading power technology suppliers have come together to address challenging design topics, look at top market trends
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12/03/2013

 



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