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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

August 2015
Amphenol's industrial power connectors offer reliable, safe operation

IP44 and IP67 rated Amphe-309 connectors

Amphenol Industrial Products Group, a leader in interconnect systems, introduced a new generation of industrial power connectors for use in harsh industrial, commercial, data center applications. The IP44 and IP67 rated Amphe-309 provides safe and reliable portable electrical connections for the most extreme
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08/31/2015
CWIEME Chicago 2015 returns with more exhibitors

CWIEME Chicago

On October 6 and 7, CWIEME Chicago’s largest gathering of exhibitors from across the international coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing industries will meet at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. near O’Hare International Airport. Among the exhibitors, 57% will be
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08/31/2015
Wide range of MOSFET relays from Omron now available from TTI

G3VM MOSFET relays

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks Omron’s comprehensive G3VM range of MOSFET relays featuring various packages, different contact forms, switching capacities and functions in Europe. Combining the advantages of electromechanical
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08/31/2015

ROHM's LAPIS Li-Ion battery-monitoring LSI delivers industry-low consumption without an MCU

ML5233 10-cell lithium-ion battery monitoring LSI

LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group company, has recently announced the development of a 10-cell lithium-ion battery monitoring LSI that provides a current consumption of only 25μA (typ.), the lowest in the industry, making it ideal for battery protection systems in cordless vacuum cleaners, electric tools, and
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08/31/2015
Yokogawa’s Precision Power Scope helps KUKA Systems optimize industrial robot performance

The Yokogawa PX8000 Precision Power Scope is being used in tests by KUKA Systems on the latest generation of industrial robots

The Yokogawa PX8000 Precision Power Scope is playing a key part in tests being carried out by KUKA Systems as part of a programme designed to minimise the energy consumption of the latest generation of industrial robots. KUKA Systems plans and implements automated production and assembly lines. A key focus of
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08/27/2015
Murata Power Solutions released the D1U54-D-1200 series of DC-input front end power supply modules. The 1000VRMS isolated power supplies provide a 12Vdc output at 1200 Watts, with a standby voltage at up to 20 Watts of power. With a power density of 28 watts per cubic inch, the slim 54.5mm (2.15“) width and
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08/26/2015
Mouser Electronics is now shipping the SAM D10 and SAM D11 SMART ARM-Based Microcontrollers from Atmel. The SAM D10/D11 are low-power microcontrollers based on a 32-bit ARM Cortex -M0+ processor operating at a maximum frequency of 48MHz. The SAM D10/D11 microcontrollers boast a rich set of peripherals, flexibility,
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08/26/2015
Coilcraft's latest 120W planar transformers are optimized for active clamp forward converters

PoE120PL Series high-efficiency planar transformers

Coilcraft has introduced the PoE120PL Series of high-efficiency planar transformers which are optimized for active clamp forward converters, including use in Power over Ethernet PSE and pre-standard PD devices. The PoE120PL Series is suitable for 60-120 Watt applications such as thin clients, monitors, industrial
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08/25/2015
MINMAX's latest 3W PCB-mount AC/DC supply comes in a 1 x 1 x 0.64-in. package

AAF-03 series of 3-watt switching AC/DC power supplies

MINMAX has released the AAF-03 series of 3 watt switching AC/DC power supplies in an encapsulated PCB Mount package featuring measuring only 1 x 1 x 0.64”. The AAF-03 series are a cost effective solution for space-critical applications in consumer appliances, instrumentation and communication equipment. The
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08/24/2015
Novel GaN nanoelectronics-transistor has a blocking voltage exceeding 1kV

(a) Schematic cross section and (b) micrograph of the fabricated vertically oriented trench MOSFET

Research reported in Applied Physics Express (APEX) by Tohru Oka and colleagues at the Research and Development Headquarters for TOYODA GOSEI in Japan describe the development of ‘vertically orientated’ GaN-based transistors with blocking voltages exceeding 1kV. These findings are important for the application
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08/24/2015
Stadium Group acquires Stontronics

Stontronics will join Stadium’s Technology Products division and work closely alongside their existing Power Products business, Stadium Power

Stadium Group acquired Stontronics, a leading provider of power supplies, AC-DC adapters, LED drivers, DC-DC convertors, transformers and other specialist power products, based in Reading, UK. The deal follows a sequence of technology acquisitions by the company as it pursues a growth strategy in the electronics
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08/19/2015
Microchip announces latest PIC32MX 32-bit MCUs

PIC32MX1/2 MCU

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a new series within its PIC32MX1/2 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) family that features a large 256 KB Flash configuration and 16 KB of RAM in small-footprint packages. These latest additions to this
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08/19/2015
Linear's dual step-down DC/DC controller with digital system management drives DrMOS & power blocks with 70ms start-up

LTC3887-1 dual-output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller

Linear Technology announced the LTC3887-1, a dual-output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with I²C-based PMBus interface for digital power system management. The LTC3887-1 differs from the previously released LTC3887 by providing a three-state PWM signal, enabling the use of DrMOS, power blocks or similar
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08/17/2015
TRINAMIC launches EtherCAT slave controller IC

TMC8460 EtherCAT slave controller IC

TRINAMIC, a leading provider of motion control technologies, announced a new EtherCAT-compliant slave controller IC. It is the world’s first EtherCAT slave controller to integrate real-time, latency-free I/O peripherals. The new TMC8460 slaver controller is also the first device in a new EtherCAT-compliant
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08/17/2015
Tony Partow of Maxim on industrial automation

Tony Partow of Maxim

In this PSDcast Tony Partow, Executive Business Manager at Maxim Integrated, talks to Alix Paultre of power Systems Design about industrial automation and the renaissance going on in the space due to new advanced core technologies.For example, Maxim recently released
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08/13/2015
Linear's 60V dual DC/DC controller has digital control & programmable loop compensation

The LTC3886 60V input dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller

Linear Technology announced the LTC3886, a 60V input dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with programmable loop compensation and I²C-based PMBus interface. This controller employs a constant-frequency, current-mode architecture with programmable output voltage up to 13.8V. The LTC3886 is ideal
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08/12/2015
The 15th annual coolingZONE Thermal Management Summit for electronics thermal engineers take place October 20-22, 2015 in a globally-accessible, online summit covering thermal management, heat transfer and energy transport at all hardware levels from individual components to the Internet of Things.   The
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08/12/2015
Fast-acting ceramic fuses enhance safety in hazardous environments

C308F Bussmann series fuses

Power management company Eaton announced the C308F Bussmann Series of fast-acting, ceramic tube fuses for intrinsic safety requirements used in hazardous environments such as network barriers and other equipment used in mines, oil drilling structures, gas stations, gas meters, chemical refineries and hazardous
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08/12/2015
NI announced the Wireless Test System (WTS), a solution that dramatically lowers the cost of high-volume wireless manufacturing test for devices such as mobile phones, tablets, data cards and modules. As wireless test becomes increasingly complex due to megatrends, such as the loT, companies can confidently
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08/04/2015

 



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