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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

February 2014
Renesas on motor and gate drivers

Satya Laud and Jean Claude Harel of Renesas

In this PSDcast Satya Laud and Jean Claude Harel, part of Renesas' power team, talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about motor and gate drivers. A significant yet often under-appreciated aspect of power management, proper driver technology, architecture, and deployment are critical to the success of
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02/27/2014
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, introduced the MIC4605 85V half-bridge MOSFET driver that features Adaptive-Dead-Time and Shoot-Through Protection. The Adaptive-Dead-Time circuitry actively monitors the Half Bridge to minimize
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02/25/2014
International Rectifier, a  leader in power management technology, announced it will showcase the company’s latest power management solutions at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) which is being held at Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, March 16-20, 2014. IR
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02/21/2014

The high quality of the event and its significance for the electric automation industry have once again been validated by the exhibitors and visitors at last year’s SPS IPC Drives. Exhibitors pinpoint their target groups For its 1,622 exhibitors, SPS IPC Drives 2013 served
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02/20/2014
David Mazur of Hitec on industrial UPS and power quality

David Mazur of Hitec

In this PSDcast David Mazur, Chief Technologist for Hitec Power Protection, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current industrial UPS systems and the challenges and opportunities facing engineers in the space. UPS isn't just for power backup, a major benefit today is also power quality,
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02/19/2014
Delivering more than 200mA of output current can be a serious challenge for many high-voltage operational amplifiers. But for high voltage applications requiring as much as 1A of current, it is possible to meet this spec by pairing a current buffer with the op amp. What the current buffer brings to this arrangement
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02/18/2014
Given the range of industrial applications is extremely diversified  – from very small sensors powered by energy harvesting to mega processors used for process control and huge data computing capabilities required by some industrial equipment – the challenge for power designers remains the selection
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02/18/2014
ACS' ServoBoost algorithm increases motion accuracy & throughput

Stage used for the test of ServoBoost control algorithm with MC4U Control Module

ACS Motion Control has developed a powerful algorithm that provides automatic adaptation to large load changes and automatic compensation for disturbances, resonances, axes interaction, cogging and more  in real-time.  The ServoBoost™ algorithm not only identifies disturbances in real time, but also
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02/17/2014
Intermediate bus voltages from 24V to 28V (nominal) are commonplace in industrial, aerospace and defense systems, where series-connected batteries may be a backup power source and 12V bus architectures tend to be impractical due to distribution losses. The widening voltage gap between the system bus and the
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02/17/2014
Designers of power control devices and those that combine control with power FET functionality are finding that FIB circuit edit techniques proven at older process nodes are delivering even greater benefits when used at advanced technology nodes.   It is also expected that FIB circuit edit techniques
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02/17/2014
Life to Return to the Power Supply Industry in 2014

Jonathon Eykyn, IHS Technology

The global market for power supplies crashed in 2012 as economic uncertainties led to low consumer demand and the postponement of large industrial projects. Whilst 2013 bought growth, it was limited to a few markets and the overall market grew by just 2.4%. However, the outlook for the global power supply market
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02/17/2014
Packaging for power electronics has evolved from simple metal bending to advanced materials and thermo-mechanical design, and from freestanding supply to integrated power management. System-size reductions made possible by higher switching frequencies and semiconductor miniaturization drove the early part of
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02/16/2014
We here at Ridley Engineering recently conducted a survey with a group of almost 3,000 active power supply design engineers to discover the various reasons and circumstances they have encountered power supplies that failed. The experiences the engineers shared with us were very enlightening, and this article
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02/15/2014
A joint exhibit called "EMC expert platform – smart grid and e-mobility“ the EMV show, held from 11 to 13 March 2014 in Duesseldorf, Germany, meets the requirements of the industry. Besides exhibits, visitors will find professional experts and discussions at the highest level. By impulse speeches the
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02/12/2014
The PCIM Europe 2014 conference presents a diversified program. From 269 abstracts in total the conference directors have put together a comprehensive program on the latest technological trends in power electronics components and systems. The highlights include, amongst others, 3 keynote speeches
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02/12/2014
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting at the fourth annual Electronics For You Expo February 20–22, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Cohosted by the EFY Group and the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), the EFY Expo addresses nearly every facet
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02/12/2014
Switching regulators are an excellent replacement for linear regulators in areas where low heat dissipation and high efficiency are valued. The switching regulator is typically the first active component on the input power bus line, and therefore has a significant impact on the EMI performance of the complete
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02/11/2014
The electronic devices used to test and analyze electric motors and other equipment have become much more powerful than in the past. Yet, in many instances these sophisticated devices have also introduced a high degree of complexity for users, requiring that highly trained and experienced personnel perform the
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02/04/2014
PFC circuits are finding their way into more and more electronic drives. Of course, the best choice of components will always depend on the given application - what's right for one may be wrong for another. And what's more, power semiconductors can also influence each other. Demand for active PFC
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02/04/2014

 



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