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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

February 2015
In this episode of PSDtv Active-Semi describes their latest motor and motion-conrol technology at embedded world 2015 for Power Systems Design. Active-Semi offers complete
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02/27/2015
Ross Sabolcik of Silicon Labs on the IoT

Ross Sabolcik of Silicon Labs

In this PSDcast Ross Sabolcik, VP and GM for Analog, Power, and Sensors at Silicon Labs talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Designs about the buzz and the reality of the Internet of Things (IoT). The reality of the IoT is that it is a convergence of inter-related core technologies creating intelligent connected
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02/27/2015
Express Logic, a leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOSes), announced that it plans to join the ARM mbed ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) product development. ARM mbed OS is an operating environment for IoT devices and is especially well-suited to run in energy constrained applications.
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02/27/2015

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, launched a new extension board for the company’s popular Xplained platform at Embedded World Nuremberg. Featuring a Bosch Sensortec BNO055 intelligent 9- axis absolute orientation sensor, the new extension board connects directly to Atmel’s Xplained
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02/27/2015
Altera announced its collaboration with Mentor Graphics to provide embedded software developers access to best-in-class Vista virtual platforms that support Altera’s entire SoC FPGA portfolio, including its third-generation 14 nm Stratix 10 SoCs with a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. These advanced
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02/27/2015
Mouser launches next-gen robotics tech site

Mouser’s technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in robotics technologies

Mouser Electronics announced their new Robotics Technology site at embedded world 2015. Mouser’s technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in robotics technologies, and the newest components from Mouser Electronics for building robotics systems. The
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02/27/2015
Andrew Johnson of CUI on Level VI Standards

Andrew Johnson of CUI

In this PSDcast Andrew Johnson of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the neccessary migration to Level VI power standards and the issues involved. Procuring power supplies has always been a hunt for specs and compliance, and understanding
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02/23/2015
AVX claims lowest-profile poke-home connector available

9296 Series low profile, horizontal SMT mount poke home connectors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the lowest profile poke-home connector currently available on the market. Featuring its industry-proven 2mm dual beam, high spring-force, phosphor bronze poke-home contacts in a sleek 3.0mm pitch by 2.5mm high SMT package,
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02/23/2015
The PCIM Asia 2015 international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management will take place from 24 – 26 June in Shanghai. The focus is on power electronic components and systems and the special requirements for applications in China and Asia. The
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02/23/2015
The new Infineon DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino is now available for purchase from Newark element14, a global electronics distributor and online community for design engineers and hobbyists. The product enables fast and inexpensive prototyping of DC motor control. Infineon’s DC Motor Control
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02/20/2015
GE's latest 228W DC/DC quarter-brick boasts high efficiency

QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converter

GE’s Critical Power business has expanded its Hammerhead series of DC-DC modules with the 228-watt (W) quarter-brick QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converters. The low-height modules provide a single, precisely regulated output voltage over an ultra-wide input voltage range of 18-75 volts DC. The new DC-DC converters
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02/18/2015
Mouser Electronics, a leading authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, announced that for the third year in a row the company is proud to sponsor Texas Instruments’ Innovation Challenge European Design Contest, which is designed to encourage engineering students to submit
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02/16/2015
Lattice Semiconductor, a leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, announced that it will be unveiling new programmable industrial automation solutions focused on vision, video and display and real-world industrial bridging and interface solutions. Embedded World runs February
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02/16/2015
Stadium Power's redundant 1U industrial PC power supply touts high efficiency

the 800 watt M1V2-5801V4H 1+1 micro redundant 1U industrial PC power supply

Stadium Power, a leading provider of power supply solutions, now offers the 800 watt M1V2-5801V4H 1+1 micro redundant 1U industrial PC power supply for secure bulk power applications including digital imaging, file servers, storage systems, workstations, blade servers, communication systems, telecom/broadcast
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02/16/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the topic conferences, articles, and blogs. Much of this has focused on the standards for communication and security of the information and devices. Just as important is powering the myriad of devices that comprise the IoT. It is worthwhile to first describe what makes up
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02/14/2015
In today’s increasingly hyperconnected world, it is essential that all new designs minimize power consumption and are protected from being cloned, reverse engineered, or tampered with in order to protect embedded intellectual property, system data, and the system itself.  FPGAs play a key role in meeting
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02/14/2015
The easily discerned lines separating cyberspace and the “real world” are disappearing. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), physical objects are increasingly integrated in information systems and individuals are interacting with vast distributed networks dozens of times a day. Clearly, the IoT
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02/14/2015
When we think of harsh environments, there is no doubt that one of the most challenging applications on this planet is downhole drilling. Oil field service companies are pushing the limits of technology to design precision equipment that must survive extreme pressure, shock, and vibration, while at the same
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02/14/2015
Ultra-precision, high-side current sensing is crucial in applications where one must measure the current entering or leaving a battery. Today many digital multimeters feature four-lead Kelvin sensing to eliminate the series resistance of the multimeter leads and give an accurate voltage drop across a given resistor. Similarly,
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02/14/2015
KEMET announced expansions to its commercial and automotive lines of surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors in C0G dielectric. KEMET continues to lead the industry in C0G dielectric product development, and has now achieved the world’s first 250V rated 0402 case size capacitors offering with values up
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02/11/2015
PI Expert Suite now available as a Cloud-based app

PI Expert Suite is now accessible as a cloud-based app

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced that its powerful, flexible power supply unit (PSU) design tool, PI Expert Suite, is now accessible as a cloud-based app. Previously, users downloaded the tool to a local PC or workstation; with
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02/11/2015
Moxa's redundancy solution helps electrical substations deliver high reliability and data integrity

PT-G503-PHR-PTP RedBox

Maintaining data integrity and the highest system availability are mission-critical objectives for electrical substations. Because their automation systems require zero recovery time redundancy to achieve uninterrupted power supply to end-users, RedBoxes (redundancy boxes) are installed so that network data
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02/11/2015
Inertia Engineering, a leading manufacturer of medium and high-voltage electrical distribution, transmission and automated outdoor overhead switchgear, announces the addition of thermal diffusion galvanization (TDG) to the performance and reliability-enhancing features of its industry-leading LineBOSS™ Unitized
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02/09/2015
TE Connectivity's NECTOR M power system offers a new standard for lighting and power connectivity

NECTOR M power system connectors

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces its newly enhanced NECTOR M power system. In addition to meeting IEC 61535 standards, the power system solution is designed to meet the UL 1977 guidelines and just debuted a 5-position splitter that provides power, signal and control connection
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02/09/2015
AVX reveals their latest RoHS-compliant series of high voltage stacked SMPS capacitors

C0G 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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02/09/2015
Panasonic's electric vehicle relays for DC switching in powertrain apps now at TTI

Panasonic’s EV relay

A series of high voltage DC relays from Panasonic Electric Works that supports the trend for electrification of powertrains in passenger and commercial vehicles is now available in Europe from TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.
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02/09/2015
Infineon's latest 80V and 100V power MOSFETs claim lowest on-state resistance

OptiMOS 5 MOSFETs

Infineon Technologies extends its OptiMOS 5 portfolio with 80V and 100V variants. This latest generation of Power MOSFETs is optimized for high switching frequencies especially used in synchronous rectification applications for telecom and server power supplies as well as in industrial applications such as solar,
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02/05/2015
Teledyne LeCroy unveils three-phase motor drive analyzer

MDA800 Motor Drive Analyzer

Teledyne LeCroy announced the MDA800 Series of Motor Drive Analyzers (MDAs) that combine three-phase power analyzer static (steady-state) calculations, unique dynamic three-phase power and mechanical motor analysis capabilities, and high bandwidth (1 GHz) embedded control system debug in a single instrument. The
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02/05/2015
Stand-Alone lead-acid battery balancing IC handles up to four 12V batteries in series

LTC3305 single IC stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12V lead acid batteries

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3305, a single IC, stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12V lead acid batteries. Balancing works by absorbing charge from higher voltage batteries and transferring that charge to lower voltage batteries so that all are charged equally. Charge is transferred
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02/03/2015
The System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) in conjunction with representatives from several of its member companies, will be presenting a number of papers centered around Power Management Bus (PMBus) standards and applications at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC). The
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Date:
02/02/2015
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