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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 




 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

March 2015
In this episode of PSDtv Linear Technology demonstrates their Linduino One Isolated Arduino-Compatible Demonstration Board at APEC 2015 for Power Systems Design. Linduino is
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03/30/2015
Mark Adams of CUI at APEC 2015

Mark Adams of CUI

In this PSDcast Mark Adams of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their latest digital power solutions at the 2015 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC). CUI released its highest-current digital POL family to date at the event. Designed specifically to address the rapidly-rising power
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03/30/2015
TDK's 2500W bidirectional DC/DC converter serves energy storage and recycling apps

EZA2500 bi-directional DC-DC converters

TDK announced the introduction of TDK-Lambda’s EZA2500-32048 bi-directional converter, suitable for energy storage systems with rechargeable batteries. This 2500W digitally controlled, compact 1U power supply can automatically change conversion direction from high voltage dc sources, powered by solar or wind,
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03/30/2015

Two notes on Intel's possibly buying Altera

Top 10 semiconductor industry suppliers

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, March 27, 2015, Intel is in talks to buy Altera. Intel’s largest purchase comes on the heels of a long series of semiconductor mergers and acquisitions – including NXP and Freescale, Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion, Lattice Semiconductor and
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03/30/2015
GE expands high-density rectifier portfolio to address data-intensive industries

CP3500 rectifier

GE introduced its new CP3500 rectifier, the latest addition to its new rectifier product line, providing industry-leading power conversion density capabilities for data-hungry applications. The CP3500 is the industry’s first compact, 3.5-kilowatt (kW) AC to 48-volt DC rectifier in a 1U[1] module and provides
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03/30/2015
Acopian's 288W narrow-profile switching regulated supplies now certified to UL and CE

Narrow Profile power supply series

Acopian Power Supplies, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies announced that its Narrow Profile power supply series is now certified to UL Safety Standards UL 60950 (Information Technology Equipment) and UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment),
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03/27/2015
Michael Freeman of Semitrex on advanced power conversion

Michael Freeman of Semitrex

In this PSDcast Michael Freeman of Semitrex talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the next generation of power conversion devices. Semitrex, a fabless semiconductor company, is addressing energy consumption through its highly energy efficient TRONIUM Power Supply System(s) on a Chip (PSSoC). TRONIUM
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03/27/2015
Molex Imperium high power connector system for hybrid-electric and commercial vehicles now at TTI

Molex Imperium High Voltage/High Current Connector System

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, announces that it is now stocking the new Molex Imperium High Voltage/High Current Connector System in Europe. Optimised for challenging conditions experienced in products such as hybrid-electric vehicles
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03/27/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Teledyne LeCroy demonstrates their MDA810 1 GHz, 8 Ch, 12-bit, 2.5 GS/s, 50 Mpts/Ch Motor Drive Analyzer for Power Systems Design at APEC 2015. The
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03/26/2015
Ericsson's 90A digital PoL DC/DC converter suits high-demand networking equipment

Ericsson's two-phase 90A 3E digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC power modules

Ericsson has launched a new two-phase 90A 3E digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC power module that offers compensation-free performance and the ability to easily connect modules in parallel to provide up to 360A to advanced network-processors that require high performance in power delivery and high levels of software
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03/26/2015
In this episode of PSDtv MPS describes their latest power modules at APEC 2015 for Power Systems Design. For example, their MPM3805 is a module with monolithic stepdown switch
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03/26/2015
In this episode of PSDtv On Semiconductor demonstrates their latest Gallium Nitride (GaN) power conversion tech for Power Systems Design at APEC 2015. Created in a partnership
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03/25/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Altera explains their latest power system-on-a-chip at APEC 2015 for Power Systems Design. The PMBus-enabled EM1130 digital power module is optimized
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03/23/2015
CUI's 90A digital POL modules address advanced ICs

NDM3Z-90 digital POL module

CUI announced the release of its highest current digital POL family to date from the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Designed specifically to address the rapidly-rising power requirements of today’s most advanced integrated circuits, the NDM3Z-90 is a non-isolated
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03/23/2015
Intersil claims first fully-encapsulated 50A digital power module

ISL8272M DC/DC digital PMBus power module

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the industry’s first 50A fully encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power module. The ISL8272M is a complete step-down power supply that delivers up to 50A of output current from industry standard 12V or 5V input
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03/23/2015
Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the SC33020H Load Switch platform in a tiny 0.9mm x 0.9mm, 4 bump Chip Scale Package (CSP) with industry leading Ron of just 32mΩ. The SC33020H load switch provides power rail control for up to 2A with reverse current
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03/23/2015
In this episode of PSDtv International Rectifier+Infineon describe their latest enhancement-GaN-based power converter solution at APEC 2015 for Power Systems Design. GaN switch
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03/20/2015
Qspeed 150V diodes from Power Integrations offer switching speed and softness

Qspeed 150 V diodes

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced a new family of Qspeed 150 V diodes. The fastest silicon diodes in the world, Qspeed LQA150 series devices also feature excellent softness for low EMI. Based on the company’s Qspeed merged-PIN
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03/20/2015
The Energy Department announced up to $20 million in available funding to spur the development of high speed industrial motors and drives, using high power-density designs and integrated power electronics to increase efficiency. The industrial sector consumes over a quarter of the electricity produced in the
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03/19/2015
Autonomous vehicles are everywhere

Technologies of existing and planned autonomous vehicles by type of function

Autonomous vehicles are successful here and now but you are unlikely to meet one because the successes are in the upper atmosphere, open cast mines, nuclear power stations, underwater and in other relatively inaccessible places. As the new IDTechEx report "Autonomous Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2015-2035"
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03/19/2015
In this episode of PSDtv STMicroelectronics demonstrates their DC/DC technology with autotuning for Power Systems Design at APEC 2015, The technology allows the power supply
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03/18/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments demonstrates their GaN-based power solution at APEC 2015 for Power Systems Design. The industry’s first 80-V, 10-A integrated gallium
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03/18/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Intersil demonstrates their latest digital power module for Power Systems Design at APEC 2015. The ISL8272M is a 50A step-down PMBus compliant digital
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03/18/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Exar demonstrates their latest power solutions at APEC 2015 for Power Systems Design. With a proprietary emulated current mode Constant On-Time (COT)
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03/18/2015
TI launches first 80-V half-bridge GaN FET module

LMG5200 GaN FET power stage

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 80-V, 10-A integrated gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistor (FET) power-stage prototype, which consists of a high-frequency driver and two GaN FETs in a half-bridge configuration – all in an easy-to-design quad flat no-leads (QFN) package. The
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03/18/2015
EPCOS CeraLink SP and LP caps now at Mouser

EPCOS CeraLink Capacitor

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the newest additions to the CeraLink capacitor series, the CeraLink SP and LP capacitors from EPCOS. CeraLink capacitors are unique in that as the voltage across the capacitor increases, the
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03/17/2015
Vishay's PowerPAK 8x8L 200A package offers space- and power-saving alternative to D2PAK and DPAK

Vishay Intertechnology's new 8 mm by 8 mm by 1.8 mm PowerPAK 8x8L package

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new 8 mm by 8 mm by 1.8 mm PowerPAK 8x8L package designed to provide a high-current, space- and power-saving alternative to D2PAK and DPAK devices commonly used in automotive applications. The Vishay Siliconix SQJQ402E 40 V TrenchFET power MOSFET is the industry's first AEC-Q101-qualified
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03/17/2015
Fairchild’s extended-temperature mid-voltage 175°C MOSFETs offer exceptional power density

Fairchild's extended temperature (ET) mid-voltage MOSFETs

Fairchild, a leading global supplier of high-performance power semiconductor solutions, is enabling manufacturers to improve the reliability and performance of their products with its expanded line of extended temperature (ET) mid-voltage MOSFETs, which can operate at 175° C. The higher operating temperatures
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03/17/2015
Infineon Technologies announced the expansion of its Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Silicon technology and product portfolio at APEC 2015. The company now offers both enhancement mode and cascode configuration GaN-based platforms optimized for high performance applications requiring superior levels of energy efficiency
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03/17/2015
Transphorm unveils first 600V GaN transistor in a TO-247 package

TPH3205WS transistor, the first 600V GaN transistor in a TO-247 package

Transphorm announced at APEC 2015 that it is now offering engineering samples of its TPH3205WS transistor, the first 600V GaN (Gallium Nitride) transistor in a TO-247 package. Offering 63 mOhm R(on) and 34A ratings, the device utilizes the company’s Quiet TabTM source-tab connection design, which reduces EMI
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03/17/2015
EPC's 500W eighth-brick DC/DC converter achieves 96.7% efficiency

EPC9115 demonstration design

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introducesd the EPC9115, a demonstration design for a 12 V, 42 A output with an input range of 48 V to 60 V. The demonstration board features enhancement-mode (eGaN) power transistors – the EPC2020 (60 V) and EPC2021 (80V) – along with the LM5113 half-bridge driver
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03/17/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Vishay explains how their current-sense resistors are used in the China Racing Formula e car they are sponsoring at this year's FIA Formula e races
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03/16/2015
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, and power conversion specialist Transphorm, building on their previously announced partnership to bring gallium nitride (GaN) based power solutions to market, today announced the introduction of the co-branded NTP8G202N (TPH3202PS) and NTP8G206N (TPH3206PS)
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03/16/2015
Trinamic teams with Bosch on 1.5kW motors

TRINAMIC BLDC / PMSM gate driver

TRINAMIC, a technology innovator specializing in the control of small electric motors, extends its portfolio of 3-phase motor drivers by leveraging Bosch’s innovative and highly integrated B6 power modules. Bosch B6 bridges match perfectly to the new TRINAMIC BLDC / PMSM gate driver product
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03/16/2015
GaN Systems’ power semiconductors now offer topside cooling

GaN Systems announced new topside cooling technology

GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, announced new topside cooling technology in its wide range of high-power enhancement-mode devices. Topside cooling enables engineers to use conventional, well-understood PCB cooling techniques when incorporating GaN Systems’
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03/16/2015
Power Integrations adds protection features to their compact 1200 V/1700 V SCALE-2+ dual-driver-core family

SC0435T2G1-17 dual IGBT-driver core

Power Integrations, a leader in IGBT-driver technology, launched its latest SCALE-2+ dual IGBT-driver core, the 2SC0435T2G1-17, which is the most compact product in its power range with a footprint of only 57.2 x 51.6 mm and a height of just 20 mm. The new SCALE-2+ technology enables Soft Shut Down (SSD) to
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03/16/2015
Stéphane Rollier of LEM on current measurement

Stéphane Rollier of LEM

In this PSDcast Stéphane Rollier of LEM talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the importance of accurate current sensing in advanced automation. Applications such as variable speed drives, servo motor drives, uninterruptible and switch-mode power supplies, battery-supply installations, power supplies
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03/11/2015
TDK's digitally-controlled 300W eighth bricks offer improved dynamic response

iEH series 300W 1/8th brick DC/DC converter

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the iEH series of 300W 1/8th brick DC/DC converters. Utilising digital non-linear adaptive control, these converters offer improved dynamic response, better system stability and increased reliability due to a reduced component count. This makes the series ideal for
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03/11/2015
The OMNIMATE range of PCB terminals, PCB plug-in connectors and feed-through terminals for industrial applications from device connectivity specialist Weidmüller is now available from Astute Electronics, the leading supplier of electronic components and value added services. This comprehensive product family
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03/11/2015
Mouser Electronics, a leading distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement and partnership with CUI - a global leader in the development and distribution of electro-mechanical components for over 25 years. The company, a subsidiary
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03/11/2015
AVX releases interactive guide to medium- & high-power film capacitors

AVX product selector guide

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new interactive product selector guide for its medium and high power film capacitors, which are well-known for their self-healing technology and safe, reliable, long lifetime performance. Organized by function and featuring
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03/09/2015
Intersil's ISL8002B synchronous buck regulator offers output tracking and sequencing

ISL8002B synchronous buck switching regulator

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL8002B synchronous buck switching regulator that delivers up to 2A of continuous output current from a 2.7V to 5.5V input supply. The device’s 2MHz switching frequency provides superior transient response,
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03/09/2015
Pasternack's latest broadband, high-power coaxial limiters protect sensitive low power RF systems

Pasternack broadband high-power coaxial limiters

Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, debuts their new broadband, high power coaxial limiters which help protect sensitive low power RF receivers and other microwave circuits in close proximity to high power signals. Common applications for these RF limiters
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03/09/2015
Powervation's latest digital controllers provide auto-tuning & fast transient response

PV3203 & PV3205 digital dual-phase controllers

Powervation, an Intelligent Digital Power company, announced its latest series of digital DC/DC controllers for gaming & high-performance motherboards, embedded computing, networking, and telecom applications. The PV3203 & PV3205 digital dual-phase controllers provide fast transient response and new
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03/09/2015
Fairchild launches 800V SuperFET II MOSFET family

SuperFET II MOSFET

Fairchild, a leading supplier of high-performance power semiconductor solutions, introduced its 800V SuperFET II MOSFET family, featuring broad package offerings and the industry’s lowest on-resistance (Rdson) and output capacitance (Coss). The new family enables designers to improve the efficiency, cost-effectiveness
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03/09/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Freescale Semiconductor goes over the latest Kinetis Series MCUs for Power Systems Design at embedded world 2015. Freescale's Kinetis V Series MCUs
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03/06/2015
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting at the annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exhibition (APEC), which will take place in Charlotte, NC, March 15–19, 2015. Eight of AVX’s top engineers and technical product managers will be
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03/06/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon explains their latest digital power management technology at embedded world for Power Systems Design.
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03/06/2015
TI unveils first 65-V synchronous step-down converter with Fly-Buck capability

The LM5160A improves power density and addresses higher power needs more efficiently and reliably

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 65-V synchronous step-down converter that provides isolated bias supplies up to 15 W – without the need for an opto-coupler. As part of TI’s innovative Fly-Buck power portfolio, the LM5160A improves power density and addresses higher power needs more efficiently
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03/05/2015
In this episode of PSDtv STMicroelctronics demonstrates their latest 3-phase brushless dc motor-control tech at embedded world 2015 for Power Systems Design. In the demo the
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03/05/2015
Ametherm announced its product lineup for the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) 2015, taking place March 15-19 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In booth 1023, the company will be showcasing a wide range of its leading inrush current limiters for reliable circuit protection and NTC sensing
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03/04/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Microchip demonstrates their latest self-contained motion control solution for Power Systems Design at embedded world 2015. The MM7150-PICtail combines
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03/04/2015
In this episode of PSDtv STMicroelectronics demonstrates their STM32L4 ultra-low-power microcontroller at embedded world for Power Systems Design. STmicro combined their ultra
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03/03/2015
Guenter Loettrich von Freescale Ãber motion control in der IoT

Guenter Loettrich von Freescale

In diesem PSDcast Guenter Loettrich, Senior Field Applications Engineer bei Freescale Europa, spricht mit Alix Paultre der Power Systems Design Informationen über Motor und motion control in das Internet der Dinge (IoT). Freescale's Kinetis V Serien MCUs sind basiert auf einem ARM Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M4 und
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03/03/2015
Eaton PowerStor XL60 Series supercapacitors offer long life storage for transportation, lighting, industrial, and grid apps

XL60 Series supercapacitors

Power management company Eaton unveiled the PowerStor XL60 Series supercapacitors with large format, high capacity cells to provide a wide operating range and one of the industry’s highest power densities compared to most products in the market. For kilowatt- and megawatt-size systems, the XL60 series is designed
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03/03/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon demonstrates their latest advanced motor control IC for Power Systems Design at embedded world 2015. the 7x7-mm device targets motion control
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03/03/2015

 



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