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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

December 2014
Here are the results of an output capacitor benchmark study used in a step-down DC/DC converter design, based on a well-used control IC (Maxim’s MAX 1537 [1]) with a 6-24V input voltage range and two separate voltage outputs of 3.3 and 5V. “Some 99 percent of so-called ‘design’ problems associated
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12/30/2014
There is no Moore’s Law for passive components like capacitors, but relentless development is delivering the kinds of devices engineers need to deliver cutting-edge new products for modern living. Capacitors have for many years enabled electronic designers to manage energy within circuits and fulfill basic
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12/30/2014
The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a growing problem, estimated to be five to seven percent of world trade. Among those well-known brands are consumer safety and critical electrical products, which can have threatening implications for workers and facilities. The cost
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12/30/2014

Vincent Mignard von Renesas Ãber Motor Control

Vincent Mignard von Renesas

In diesem PSDcast Vincent Mignard von Renesas spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über die Probleme und Herausforderungen, die sich bei modernen Motor- und motion control heute. Renesas hat eine breite Palette von Produkten zu unterstützen, Motor Control, aus der 8-bit R8C-Produktfamilie für
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12/23/2014
Paultre on Power - Vincent Mignard of Renesas on motor control (Podcast)

Vincent Mignard of Renesas

In this podcast Vincent Mignard of Renesas talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issuses and challenges involved in advanced motor and motion control today. Renesas has assembled a wide lineup of products that can address motor control, from the 8-bit R8C Family for low-end applications, to
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12/22/2014
TMEIC's latest variable-frequency drive supports motors without an output transformer

TMdrive-MVe2 variable-frequency drive

TMEIC announces their latest medium-voltage drive, the TMdrive-MVe2. The drive’s unique design supports higher-voltage motors without the need for an output transformer, and avoids many problems associated with older variable -requency drive designs, such as low efficiency, low input power factor, and output
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12/22/2014
Allegro MicroSystems releases sensorless BLDC controller

A4963 sensorless BLDC controller

Allegro MicroSystems announced their latest three-phase, sensorless, brushless DC (BLDC) motor controller for use with external complementary P-channel and N-channel power MOSFETs. Reliable sensorless startup and run commutation can quickly be customized for individual motors and loads with adjustment of a few
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12/17/2014
Mouser launches motor control app site

Mouser Motor Control Applications site

Mouser Electronics announced the introduction of their new Motor Control Applications site. Mouser’s applications site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in motor control, and the newest components available from Mouser Electronics for building motor control
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12/16/2014
ACS' latest control module has integrated drives

SPiiPlusCMHV is a line of EtherCAT master motion controllers with one/two axes of integrated drives

ACS Motion Control has launched a new control module that can manage networks with up to 32 axes and thousands of I/Os. The SPiiPlusCMHV is a line of EtherCAT master motion controllers with one/two axes of integrated drives that operate from 3 phase 230Vac to 480Vac, or 320Vdc to 670Vdc. The SPiiPlusCMHV line
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12/16/2014
Stackpole Improves Resistor Voltage Ratings

RSF / RSMF Series 3W and 5W resistors

Stackpole announces upgrades in the working voltage ratings for the RSF / RSMF Series 3W and 5W resistors. The RSF3 working voltage is improved from 400V to 800V, the RSMF3 working voltage is improved from 500V to 600V, and the RSF5 and RSMF5 working voltage is upgraded from 750V to 1000V. This enhances
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12/16/2014
Chad Hall of Ioxus on electric vehicle power storage

Chad Hall of Ioxus

In this PSDcast Chad Hall of Ioxus talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the energy storage and delivery issues in electric vehicles, especially those in heavy-use applications like trucks and buses. Ioxus' large-cell ultracapacitors and modules provide large energy storage systems which significantly
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12/15/2014
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, added to its family of power management ICs (PMICs) for mobile multi-core ARM processors with the AS3722, which provides a complete power-control solution for Nvidia’s Tegra K1 mobile system-on-chip (SoC). ams is also releasing
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12/15/2014
Newark element14 now carries Crouzet Automation em4 remote PLC

Crouzet Automation em4 remote PLC

Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, will now carry the em4, Crouzet Automation’s flagship remote PLC product series. The em4 remote PLC is designed with small machine-to-machine technology in mind, rather than an embedded web server, and can remotely
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12/15/2014
Vishay's VRPower DrMOS power stages deliver high power-density for multiphase POL regulators

Vishay Siliconix SiC789 and SiC788

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new family of VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage solutions in three PowerPAK package sizes to meet the various design challenges in high-power and high-performance multiphase POL applications. The Vishay Siliconix SiC789 and the SiC788 are offered in the MLP66-40L with an
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12/12/2014
Tiny voice-coil actuator packs a punch

LAH04-10-000A Linear Voice Coil Actuator

BEI Kimco Magnetics announces the small, yet powerful model LAH04-10-000A Linear Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) as the latest addition to their extensive line of housed moving magnet actuators. With this newest model in the line-up, BEI Kimco's housed moving magnet actuator offering covers the size range from 0.375"
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12/12/2014
SBE develops an optimized DC Link system for the Infineon HP Drive 6 pack IGBT module

SBE is designing a fully size-and-performance compatible DC Link system for the HP Drive IGBT module

SBE is designing a fully size-and-performance compatible DC Link system for the HP Drive IGBT module in collaboration with Infineon. Both vertical and horizontal connection systems will be available. The vertical system is designed to occupy the same footprint as the HP Drive itself and the horizontal system
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12/12/2014
Infineon launches advanced high-power-module platform with royalty-free license of package design

Royalty-Free License of Package Design for Industry Use

Infineon Technologies announced the launch of two new power module platforms designed to improve the performance of high-voltage IGBTs in voltage classes from 1200V up to 6.5kV. To make the benefits of the new module broadly available, Infineon is offering a royalty-free license of the design to all providers
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12/10/2014
In diesem Episode von PSDtv Infineon erläutert die neuesten e-elektro-Lkw-Technologie Halbleitertechnologie für Power Systems Design auf der electronica 2014. Bergbau Fahrzeuge
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Date:
12/09/2014
Power & energy dataloggers suit three-phase applications

AEMC Power and Energy Data Logger

CAS DataLoggers released the flexible and powerful AEMC Power and Energy Data Loggers, ideal for electricians, engineers and contractors working in building/system monitoring and upgrades as well as residential energy audits. These cost-effective products have high speed and a removable SD memory to suit your
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Date:
12/09/2014
IDTechEx is launching Electric Vehicles: Everything will Change, showcasing emerging disruptive electric vehicle (EV) technologies. This event will showcase the advances made and planned by researchers and vehicle makers for land, water and air vehicles. This year we showcase the big new move to integration
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Date:
12/09/2014
EPCOS CeraLink capacitors offer compact solution for converters

EPCOS CeraLink capacitors

TDK announced their latest generation of EPCOS CeraLink capacitors, a highly compact solution for snubber and DC links of fast-switching converters based on SiC and GaN semiconductors. These new capacitors are based on the ceramic material PLZT (lead lanthanum zirconate titanate). In contrast to conventional
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12/09/2014
Harwin EZ-Shield Cans now available in kit form for fast, low cost development

EZ-Shield Can EMC protection screening products

Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, now offers its EZ-Shield Can EMC protection screening products in kit form, enabling designers to rapidly construct PCB cans at minimal cost for development purposes. Harwin’s EZ-Shield Cans are simply pressed onto pre-positioned
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Date:
12/03/2014
Push-pin heat sinks enable over 100,000 configurations

ATS push pin heat sinks

With 108,000 possible configurations, Advanced Thermal Solutions now provides the widest choice of push pin-mounted heat sinks for cooling BGAs and other hot components. More than 200 ATS heat sinks are available with convenient push pin mounting. The lightweight aluminum heat sinks include straight fin, cross-cut,
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Date:
12/03/2014
In diesem Episode von PSDtv Fairchild zeigt einen neuartigen Motion-Control- Lösung für Power Systems Design auf der electronica 2014. In this video Fairchild demonstrates
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Date:
12/03/2014
PFC (power-factor correction) circuit designers have used average current-mode control for decades (figure 1). Various analog PFC-control chips based on this control algorithm are available in the commercial market.
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Date:
12/03/2014
Some 4.9 billion connected “things” will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020, according to recent research from industry analyst Gartner. Designers from embedded electronics specialist, ByteSnap Design, are behind a range of M2M devices, from a Head-Up Display for motorcyclists,
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Date:
12/01/2014

 



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