Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

May 2014
With five months still to go until the 2014 E|DPC exhibition, the number of exhibitors is already up 42 percent on the same time last year. Approximately one third are international exhibitors. The allocation of booths is already underway. Many of the 2013 exhibitors have already registered but there is still
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05/15/2014
Cree power module challenges price-performance barrier in power conversion

Cree’s all-SiC power modules

Cree’s silicon-carbide (SiC) technology continues to enable smaller, lighter, more efficient and lower-cost power systems with the latest all-SiC 300A, 1.2kV half-bridge module. Packaged in industry-standard 62mm housing, the innovative module reduces energy loss due to switching by more than five times compared
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05/15/2014
The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register final rule regarding energy conservation standards for electric motors (May 8, 2014). The new standard will save consumers up to nearly $16 billion and prevent 96 million metric tons of CO2 through 2030. This document is
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05/12/2014

At PCIM 2014, Thomas Neyer, Fellow and Head of Fairchild’s High Voltage Technology/Device Development Centers, will deliver a keynote address, titled Progress in Power Semiconductor Devices and Applications. On Tuesday, May 20, at 0945, in room Brussel 1, Neyer will discuss how advances in power
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05/08/2014
In this episode of PSDtv - Applications like aerospace, automotive and robotics require high torque to volume/weight ratio machines. Over a decade, the Permanent Magnet Machine has been considered to be the sole candidate, however, the limitation of the operational temperature, relatively high price, and unstable
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05/01/2014