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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 




 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

October 2014
RF transistors from STMicroelectronics leverage latest high-voltage tech

STAC250V2-500E 13.6MHz RF power transistor

STMicroelectronics’ STAC250V2-500E 13.6MHz RF power transistor delivers industry-leading robustness and high power density in a miniaturized and thermally efficient package for high-output class-E industrial power supplies. The STAC250V2-500E has load-mismatch capability of 20:1, the highest in the
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10/31/2014
Linear's PMBus digital power system manager monitors board-level energy consumption

LTC2975 4-channel PMBus digital power system manager

Linear Technology Corporation introduced the LTC2975, a 4-channel PMBus digital power system manager featuring current, power and energy monitoring of the intermediate bus input to point-of-load (POL) converters. Monitoring circuit board power and energy consumption is the first step in managing, optimizing
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10/31/2014
Analog Devices introduced the industry’s highest precision, highest speed magnetic angle sensor. The high-resolution ADA4571 sensor is four times more accurate (0.5° max), 60 percent faster and uses 40 percent less power than competing angle sensors. The ADA4571 directly measures motor position
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10/28/2014

At the first of SPS Automation India, many German companies are expected to showcase their products. Well-known names like Baumer, Endress+Hauser, Pepperl+Fuchs, Pilz, Lenze and SICK have already confirmed their participation from 5 – 7 February in Gandhinagar. "We are quite pleased about the
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10/27/2014
Mark Adams of CUI on the new AMP consortium

Mark Adams of CUI

In this PSDcast Mark Adams of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design wearing the hat of spokesman for the new "Architects of Modern Power" (AMP) Group. The founding members are CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata – all global players developing advanced power conversion technology for
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10/27/2014
High performance power systems have now progressed to the point where designers are working with multiple input voltages, driving multiple rails for a wide variety of applications.  With a need to ensure that the PoL regulators are located as close to the load as possible, designers need to pack
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10/27/2014
The use of renewable energy is growing worldwide. Higher numbers of ever more complex systems and installations are leading to a growing need for EMC solutions – especially for new high-power converters. EPCOS components ensure that wind power plants do not introduce interference into the grid. The
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10/26/2014
Consider this near-perfect storm: Many utilities in the United States have some part of their infrastructure that is more than 50 years old and long past its predicted useful life.  In addition, many utility workers are aging and approaching retirement, which means they will soon end their careers and take
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10/26/2014
There are many factors driving an increased interest in low power semiconductor solutions. Battery-powered products and Internet of Things devices need to ensure a long lifetime to be of use in the consumer markets they target. Energy-harvesting modules, as an alternate source of energy, tend to provide either
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10/26/2014
Hardware manufacturers are taking advantage of increasing integration and improvements in technology to pack more functionality into a smaller space. In servers and communications switches they are applying the benefits of multicore hardware to provide load balancing and resiliency as well as technologies such
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10/26/2014
Simple handheld multimeters often have two inputs for DC current measurements. One input is usually for ranges up to 200mA and the other is for high currents up to 10A or 20A. There is no 2000mA range. So if you need to measure currents in the order of 250mA, you need to use the 20A range, which offers limited
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10/26/2014
Power quality events are a common occurrence in industrial facilities and standard “industrial” power supplies typically provide a level of immunity to these events.  The most common events are voltage sags (nearly 50%) followed by voltage transients and short duration overvoltage events or “swells”
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10/26/2014
The efficiency improvement of power converters is one of the major reasons why digital power is becoming increasingly popular. For specific requirements, digital control allows using the best fitted control strategy and comfortable, intricate tweaking of efficiency. This means the power supply can operate in
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10/25/2014
IR's latest StrongIRFET 75V MOSFETs feature ultra-low RDS(on) for industrial apps

StrongIRFET power MOSFETs

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the expansion of its StrongIRFET MOSFET portfolio to include 75V devices for a wide variety of industrial applications including power tools, Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) inverters, DC motor drives, Li-Ion battery pack protection, Hot-Swap
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10/24/2014
Automation technology suppliers from all over the world will meet in Nuremberg from 25 – 27 November to exchange ideas and experiences about products, innovations and trends in their sector of industry. This year they will be joined for the first time by VACUUMSCHMELZE. The company will present its complete
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10/22/2014
TRINAMIC unveils quieter stepper motors with novel technology

stealthChop technology significantly reduces the noise of conventional stepper motor operation

TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading developer of motor and motion control technologies, revealed its latest patent-pending technology for stepper motors. Dubbed stealthChop, the new technology significantly reduces the noise of conventional stepper motor operation. Motors operating at low speed
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10/22/2014
TDK offers EPCOS leaded RF chokes with high current capability

EPCOS leaded RF chokes

TDK Corporation announces the latest EPCOS leaded RF chokes with high current capability. The series with designation LBC+ offers components for rated currents up to 4450 mA and saturation currents up to 7700 mA. This corresponds to an increase of up to 80 percent compared to previous versions. The
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10/20/2014
Qualcomm announced the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars, a four-month mentorship-driven startup program aimed to accelerate the development of the next generation of robotics and intelligent machines. Approximately 10 companies will be selected to participate in the program and will be based
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10/15/2014
Controller expands PLC functionality

WAGO’s PFC200

WAGO’s PFC200 offers advanced compact, computing power in an easy to use environment for PLC programming and process visualization. Features include: • Multiple fieldbus ports • A high speed processor: 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 • Extensive memory: 256 MB
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10/14/2014
Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced the launch of a PCB design integration tool MultiSIM BLUE, designed in collaboration with National Instruments. The powerful tool is available free online, and is offered in English and German
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10/07/2014
Alfred Binder of ams on position sensors and intelligent motion

Alfred Binder of ams

In this PSDcast Alfred Binder of ams talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the importance of proper sensing in intelligent systems. Regardless of the horsepower of the processor, there is no precision without feedback. Sensors give a system the information it needs for proper and efficient operation.
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10/07/2014
TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced an RoHS-compliant nickel PTFE plating for its DEUTSCH standard MIL-DIL-38999 Series III connectors. Along with TE’s recently announced black zinc nickel plating, this coating further expands TE’s response to new environmental regulations that reduce the
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Date:
10/06/2014

 



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