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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

January 2015
Electronic controller from TT electronics helps cool Audi vehicles

Electrically-driven 50-Watt water-pump controller

TT Electronics has revealed its role in helping Volkswagen-Audi Group (VAG) boost the fuel economy and reduce the emissions of its latest-generation Audi A3, A4, A6 and similar-sized models. Engineers at the company’s Salzburg technical centre created an electrically driven 50-Watt water-pump controller
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01/29/2015
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Transportation Power Electronics Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2015 titled, “Transportation Power Electronics: Vehicles, Chargers, Components and Markets.” The session will take place on Tuesday morning, March 17, 2015, at the Charlotte
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01/28/2015
AVX's latest high-voltage stacked SMPS capacitors suit high voltage apps

AVX RV Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new RoHS-compliant series of high voltage, DIP-leaded stacked SMPS capacitors. Rated for 1,000–5,000V and capacitance values spanning 100pF to 15µF, the new RV Series capacitors feature low ESR and ESL, low DC leakage
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01/28/2015

Cree releases four 650V SiC Schottky diodes

650V Cree Z-Rec SiC Schottky diodes

Cree, a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has expanded their extensive SiC Schottky diode portfolio with four new 650V devices. Developed in response to the power supply industry’s recent demand for components with a nominal voltage rating slightly higher than 600V, the new 650V Cree Z-Rec SiC
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01/28/2015
Altium, a leader in Electronic Design Automation, and Valydate, a leader in Schematic, Signal and Power Integrity analysis, announced a strategic partnership aimed at easing the time-consuming visual inspection and debugging process of electronic schematics with ValydateVERA, a powerful design analysis and verification
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01/28/2015
William Horvath of TMEIC on advanced automation

William Horvath of TMEIC

In this PSDcast William Horvath of TMEIC talks with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the recent advances in automation and its impact on industrial systems and processes.TMEIC recently announced their new medium voltage drive, the TMdrive-MVe2.
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01/28/2015
Vishay's latest 500V high-voltage MOSFETs built on Gen II Super Junction tech

Vishay 500 V series of high-voltage MOSFETs

Vishay Intertechnology announced the addition of 11 new devices to its 500 V series of high-voltage MOSFETs optimized for operation in switch mode power supplies (SMPS) to 500 W. Featuring the same benefits of extremely low conduction and switching losses as the company's E Series 600 V and 650 V devices, the
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01/23/2015
UQM Technologies patents innovative permanent-magnet electric motor design that allows the use of non rare-earth magnets

UQM's technology provides a viable option to existing rare-earth motor technology

UQM Technologies announced that it was granted a U.S. patent for its electric and hybrid electric vehicle motor design using non-rare earth magnets. The majority of electric and hybrid electric vehicles produced today use permanent magnet motors with rare-earth magnet materials. This new design provides a similar
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01/23/2015
Power Magnetics' eBook offers In-depth understanding of medium-voltage harmonic filter reactors

Harmonics are becoming more of an issue in almost every industry

Power Magnetics announced the availability of a new eBook, called "Understanding the Advantages of Medium Voltage Harmonic Filter Reactors," which provides critical insight to the value, understanding and efficient use of these specialized devices in systems for reducing the destructive effects of
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01/23/2015
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and CMP (Circuits Multi Projets) have made ST’s BCD8sP technology platform for smart-power ICs available for prototyping to universities, research labs, and design companies through the silicon brokerage
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01/21/2015
Linear's five-output ultralow-jitter clock distributor with PLL provides novel multichip output synchronization

LTC6950 low phase-noise integer-N synthesizer core with an ultralow jitter clock distribution output section

Linear Technology announced the LTC6950, a low phase noise integer-N synthesizer core with an ultralow jitter clock distribution output section. The LTC6950 is ideal for generating and distributing the low jitter signals essential to clocking data converters with a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Maintaining
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01/21/2015
Melexis' low noise single-coil fan driver IC offers built-in current limiting functionality

MLX90297 600mA single-coil fan driver IC

Melexis announced the MLX90297 600mA single-coil fan driver IC. Aimed at development of energy efficient cooling system designs, this latest device adds to the company’s portfolio of All-in-One single coil fan drivers, and is a further development of the successful MLX90287 device. It integrates a high sensitivity
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01/21/2015
AVX creates the first 0201 tantalum capacitor

AVX's sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world’s smallest and lowest profile tantalum capacitor: the new sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip. Measuring only 0.6mm x 0.35mm x 0.35mm, the new 0201 E case TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitors deliver
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01/20/2015
Absopulse frequency converters deliver 300VA pure sine wave from universal PFC-input

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ FCP 300 series of rugged, industrial grade ac-ac frequency converters

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ FCP 300 series of rugged, industrial grade ac-ac frequency converters provide 300VA pure sine wave output voltage from a universal range PFC input (95V to 264Vac). They deliver 115Vac continuous at 60Hz or 400Hz, 230Vac continuous at 50Hz, or custom. The output is regulated to ±2% from
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01/20/2015
EdgeMate connectors from Molex now available through TTI

EdgeMate connector

Molex’s EdgeMate power connectors offer positive PCB-locking and significant cost savings for wire-to-edge-card terminations in appliance, industrial and lighting applications. The devices are now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components EdgeMate
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01/19/2015
Cree’s PT62SCMDxx dual SIC MOSFET drivers now at Mouser

PT62SCMDxx Dual SIC MOSFET Driver Boards from Cree

Mouser Electronics, a leading authorized distributor with the latest in semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the PT62SCMDxx Dual SIC MOSFET Driver Boards from Cree. Designed to drive the CREE CAS300M17BM2 SIC MOSFET modules, the PT62SCMD12 and PT62SCMD17 single-board solutions are dual silicon
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01/19/2015
ACS Motion Control's 3rd-order multi-axis look-ahead trajectory algorithm delivers smoother, faster motion

ACS Motion Control has introduced an advanced 3rd order look-ahead trajectory generation algorithm that optimizes the efficiency of motion control systems

ACS Motion Control has introduced an advanced 3rd order look-ahead trajectory generation algorithm that optimizes the efficiency of motion control systems. Increasing acceleration, smoothness and velocity, while minimizing motion induced vibrations and disturbances, 3rd order look-ahead trajectory generation
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01/16/2015
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is issuing its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015, for up to $125 million. OPEN 2015 will support energy
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01/15/2015
Vishay Intertechnology's IHLP 2020 Inductors operate to +155°C

IHLP low-profile, high-current inductors in the 2020 case size

Vishay Intertechnology launched two new IHLP low-profile, high-current inductors in the 2020 case size with high operating temperatures to +155°C. Offering low profiles of 3 mm, the Vishay Dale IHLP-2020CZ-51 and automotive-grade IHLP-2020CZ-5A provide a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 µH to 15 µH. With
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01/15/2015
jb Capacitors releases JFV series of X2 EMI suppression film capacitors

JFV series metallised polypropylene film capacitor

Components Bureau introduces the JFV series of X2 electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression film capacitors from specialist capacitor manufacturer jb Capacitors. Featuring a maximum mains voltage rating of 275 to 310Vac and a wide range of lead pitches and capacitance values, the JFV series is suitable
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01/15/2015
Pulse Electronics introduces high-isolation switch mode transformer

Pulse's switch mode high-isolation transformer

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduced a series of high-isolation switch mode transformers that come in a standard SMT package. Pulse Electronics' PH9185 series provides a reinforced insulation power supply that's compatible with the MAXIM MAX253 to power RS-485/RS-232 transceivers.
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01/13/2015
Allegro MicroSystems' latest 3A buck regulator offers low VIN dropout

A8590 buck regulator IC

Allegro MicroSystems announced a new buck regulator IC to add to its industry leading lineup of automotive regulators. Allegro’s A8590 has been designed to provide the power supply requirements of next generation car audio and infotainment systems. The A8590 provides all the control and protection circuitry
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01/12/2015
Vishay's devices increase power density with SMF package

Vishay Intertechnology introduced six new rectifiers in the SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP package

Vishay Intertechnology introduced six new rectifiers in the compact, low-profile, surface-mount SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP package. Offering forward currents of 1 A and 2 A and low forward voltage drops and leakage currents, the AEC-Q101-qualified devices reduce power losses and improve efficiency in automotive applications. The
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01/09/2015
AVX's latest AC film caps suppress Class X2 interference in power & RF apps

FV Series AC film capacitor

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the FV Series AC film capacitors. Designed to provide Class X2 interference suppression, FV Series metallized polypropylene film capacitors are rated for 305Vrms and exhibit self-healing properties, high moisture resistance,
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01/08/2015
Crouzet releases specifications guide on quiet, extended-life brush DC motors

DCmind Brush Motor Series Guide

Crouzet Motors has introduced a new 24 page specifications guide focusing on the award-winning DCmind Brush Motor Series. The full color brochure provides comprehensive information on this innovative motor series as well as the brand as a whole. The new brochure opens with the DCmind Brush Motor Series
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01/08/2015
HARTING expands Han-Modular connector family with highest-density module

The Han DD Quad module

The Han DD Quad module from HARTING is the highest-density module available in the company's Han-Modular industrial connector family. The new module incorporates space for 42 Han D contacts with crimp termination, allowing users to place around 25% more contacts in the same space. As a result, complete connector
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01/08/2015
Indium to showcase their latest lead-free solder paste at APEX

Indium10.1 is a Pb-free halogen-containing solder paste

Indium Corporation will feature its new solder paste, Indium10.1, at IPC APEX Expo 2015 on Feb. 24 in San Diego, Calif. Indium10.1 is a Pb-free halogen-containing solder paste with the lowest levels of voiding for QFNs, BGAs, and pads with large ground planes. The oxidation-inhibiting properties of
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01/08/2015
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