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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 




 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

July 2015
Anil Telikepalli of Maxim Integrated on industrial power

Anil Telikepalli of Maxim Integrated

In this PSDcast Anil Telikepalli, Executive Director of Business Management at Maxim Integrated, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the latest issues in industrial power. Between legacy applications and the new crop of middle-sized companies taking advantage of technological advances to energize
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Date:
07/27/2015
Dr. Alex Lostetter and John Palmour of Cree on the APEI buy and the power semi industry

Dr. Alex Lostetter and John Palmour of Cree

In this PSDcast Dr. Alex Lostetter, Vice President, Cree Fayetteville, and John Palmour, CTO and a co-founder of Cree talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems
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Date:
07/24/2015
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a new draft of Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electrical and Electronic Products for public consultation (1). The consultation ended on 17 June 2015 but the MIIT has not announced when the new regulation will
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Date:
07/22/2015

Excelsys Technologies Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules is optimised for driving reactive loads, such as DC motors. These new powerMods offer complete protection in systems where loads can generate high levels of reverse energy offering system builders increased system robustness and
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Date:
07/13/2015
Techsil’s heat transfer tapes address thermal management in systems

Techsil thermally conductive tapes

Heat is often the enemy of performance in today’s intricate electronic systems, Techsil’s new thermally conductive, pressure sensitive adhesive tapes provide a cooling solution by efficiently transmitting heat away from sensitive components. These double-sided tapes are designed for bonding heat sinks on
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07/08/2015
TI half-bridge gate driver improves power system performance in hybrid vehicles

The UCC27201A-Q1 high-side/low-side gate driver

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s fastest 120-V automotive grade half-bridge gate driver with robust handling features. This driver provides a propagation delay at 15ns with short rise and fall times and the tightest delay matching of 1ns for 12-V to 48-V DC/DC power supplies. The UCC27201A-Q1 high-side/low-side
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Date:
07/08/2015
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced the availability of the MIC24046-H, a high efficiency (>90 percent peak), pin-configurable 5A synchronous buck converter in a tiny 3mm x 3mm QFN package. The device features pin
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Date:
07/08/2015
Vishay's AEC-Q101-qualified FRED Pt ultrafast-recovery rectifiers suit automotive and telecom apps

FRED Pt rectifiers

Vishay Intertechnology introduced four new 1 A and 2 A FRED Pt Ultrafast recovery rectifiers in the compact low-profile SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP series package. Combining extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics with low leakage current and low forward voltage drop, the AEC-Q101-qualified devices reduce switching
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Date:
07/07/2015
Excelsys’ powerMod plug-in DC modules are optimized for reactive loads

powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules

Excelsys Technologies introduced the Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules that are optimized for driving DC motors and other reactive loads. Backed by a five-year warranty, the new XgR and XgT powerMods offer design engineers increased system robustness and reliability by providing complete
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Date:
07/06/2015
Today’s power supply designers must strive to meet increasingly tough environmental legislation governing standby power and average efficiency. On the other hand, they must also ensure designs comply with relevant technical requirements. Wall adapters for charging smartphones, for example, must
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Date:
07/03/2015
Tantalum surface mount capacitors with a solid electrolyte have been the favorite capacitor technology choice in many electronic devices for more than five decades, thanks to their stability, high reliability, and superior volumetric efficiency. The traditional manganese dioxide (MnO2) cathode material provides
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Date:
07/03/2015
For many years, engineers have used calculation tools to optimize a switch mode power supply design. In the early years, power supply engineers would program their own tools or use spreadsheets they generated themselves with the required formulas underlying a certain power supply topology. While this helped
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Date:
07/03/2015
Proper design of magnetics components is at the heart of any power converter. In this article, the flaws of some production magnetics are shown, clearly showing why it is essential that designers of power supplies should be intimately involved in magnetics design and characterization. Teaching
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Date:
07/02/2015
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