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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 




 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

November 2015
Toshiba launching small-package MCU with built-in pre-driver for motor control

TMPM37AFSQG pre-driver

Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its TX03 series of ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers with the launch of the TMPM37AFSQG. The new IC is presented as the world’s smallest vector control microcontroller that incorporates Toshiba’s Vector Engine Plus (VE+) coprocessor and a pre-driver to enable brushless
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11/30/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and PMC-Sierra, a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsemi will
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11/30/2015
Talking about mid-size power systems with Acopian

Acopian's Mark Wilkins and Alex Karapetian

In this PSDcast, Acopian's Chief Engineer, Mark Wilkins and their Sales & Marketing Director, Alex Karapetian talk to Power Systems Design about mid-size power systems. Not as glamorous as
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11/27/2015

In diesem Episode von PSDtv erklärt Omicron Lab ihre IEEE 1588 lösung für industrielle Netzwerke. Mit eine integrierter Antenne PTP Grandmaster Clock , die OTMC 100 , bietet
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11/27/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Omicron Lab explains their IEEE 1588 timing solution for industrial networks. Among their available solutions, their antenna-integrated PTP grandmaster
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11/27/2015
ROHM presents highly-integrated Intelligent Power Modules for high-performance switching at SPS IPC Drives 2015

ROHM’s highly integrated Intelligent Power Modules

ROHM Semiconductor presents its latest IPM (Intelligent Power Module) family optimized for high speed and power-efficient operation in motor driving and inverter applications at SPS IPC Drives 2015. The 600V modules integrate a range of components such as gate drivers, bootstrap diodes, IGBTs or ROHM’s proprietary
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11/26/2015
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos opens Design & Application Center in Barcelona

The Wuerth Elektronik eiSos Barcelona team

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, is increasing its presence on the Spanish market with
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11/26/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Omron Delta Tau explains their EtherCAT master demonstration for Power Systems Design, showing that their motor controller can speak to all EtherCat
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11/26/2015
XP Power announced today that it has acquired the business and assets of EMCO High Voltage Corporation (“EMCO”), a designer and manufacturer of high voltage power modules, for a total cash consideration of US$ 12.0 million (£7.8 million). EMCO, based in Northern California and with manufacturing operations
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11/25/2015
In diesem Episode von PSDtv Infineon zeigt eine erweiterten 3D- Drucker, komplett gebaut mit Infineon Core-Technologie. Jedes elektronische System in der Vorrichtung nutz Infineon
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11/25/2015
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents and a distributor for engineers, has announced availability of two new solid-state relay (SSR) series from Kudom. These new SSRs offer built-in touch-proof protection and high-quality performance at a highly competitive price to meet the demands of industrial
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11/24/2015
Infineon's 2EDN EiceDRIVER for MOSFETs sets new standards in robustness and power dissipation

2EDN EiceDRIVER ICs come in industry standard 8-pin packages and feature two independent, non-isolated low-side channels

Infineon Technologies launched their new 2EDN7524 EiceDRIVER ICs for the PFC, LLC and synchronous rectification stages of switch mode power supplies. With this newly introduced driver IC family Infineon is leveraging its extensive knowledge and leading market position offering dedicated MOSFET drivers for the
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11/24/2015
Spain’s TSK standardizes on AVEVA Integrated Engineering & Design for multi-discipline integration

Integrated Engineering and Design provides pervasive integration across 1D, 2D and 3D views

AVEVA announced that TSK, Spain’s leading specialist in Renewable Energy projects, has selected the AVEVA Integrated Engineering & Design (IE&D) software solution. Initially requiring a 3D design tool, TSK were shown the full benefit of AVEVA’s complete IE&D approach. By integrating all engineering
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11/24/2015
XP Power claims world’s smallest 130W AC-DC power supplies

ECP130 series miniature open-frame AC-DC power supplies

XP Power has announced the high efficiency ECP130 series of miniature open-frame AC-DC power supplies, with safety approvals for the ITE and medical equipment markets. The units deliver the full 130 W output with only 10 CFM of forced air cooling and are also able to provide a high convection cooled rating of
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11/24/2015
IDT introduces highly-integrated PMIC for enterprise SSD and computing apps

The P8300 flexible, highly programmable PMIC

Integrated Device Technology introduced a new multi-channel power management IC (PMIC) optimized for enterprise solid state drives (eSSD) and designed to speed time to market and revenue. The P8300 is a flexible, highly programmable PMIC ideal for a broad set of data center, enterprise and high-performance computing
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11/20/2015
Hirose's high-current hybrid connector saves space and cost

BM24 Series hybrid board-to-FPC connector system

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has launched a new hybrid power and signal connector designed for power line connection in various applications. The high-power BM24 Series board-to-flex printed circuit (FPC) connector features a unique, space saving design that concentrates
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11/10/2015
AEG Power Solutions, a leading provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, launched its latest Protect Blue UPS at Data Centre World Frankfurt. Aimed at large data centers that require the highest standards of reliability, the new Protect
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11/10/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, will be participating in the Electric Automation Systems and Components Conference (SPS IPC Drives) from Nov. 24-26, 2015 at the Nuremberg Messe in Germany. Microsemi will be showcasing its
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11/10/2015
Ed Spears of Eaton on scalable UPS systems

Ed Spears of Eaton

In this PSDcast, Friend of the Show and Eaton Product Marketing Manager Ed Spears talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about scalable UPS for intermediate-sized systems. Small- to medium-sized
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11/10/2015
Astrodyne TDI's RP328 3-phase EMI filter has touch-proof terminals

Astrodyne TDI's RP328 family of filters

Astrodyne TDI, a leader in the design and manufacture of EMI and RFI power line filters, now offers its RP328 series with screw-type, touch-proof terminals. This single stage, 3-phase power line filter family targets low to midrange power inverters as well as other chassis-mounted applications that require high
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11/09/2015
Mouser Electronics, the distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has teamed up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and autonomous vehicle engineering expert Paul Godsmark to discuss the future of driverless cars as part of Mouser’s Driverless Cars Innovation Series for the Empowering
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11/09/2015
Vincotech launches flowPHASE 0 IGBT module family featuring NTC

The flowPHASE 0 family comes in compact flow 0 housings 12 or 17 mm in height

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of its flowPHASE 0 family featuring NTC, a high-voltage half-bridge topology aimed to upgrade applications and drive down costs. This module is designed for charger, SMPS, solar, or ESS applications rated from 5 to 20
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11/06/2015
The implementation of 3-phase brush-less direct current (BLDC) motors is becoming increasingly widespread in contemporary automobile designs. There are now a multitude of different places inside the latest vehicles (from luxury right through to economy models) where they can be found - having proved themselves
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11/06/2015
When the first generation of silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes was introduced more than 10 years ago, their widespread adoption was somewhat challenged by unforeseen dV/dt limitations within certain manufacturers’ devices. In particular, devices with lower dV/dt capability were susceptible to failure from
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11/05/2015
Despite the development of ultralow power integrated devices, the overall demand for power at a system level is only increasing. At the same time, OEMs remain under pressure to make their end-applications physically smaller, which continues to drive demand for smaller and more efficient power supplies. While
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11/05/2015
Heiko Ulmer of ams on intelligent sensors

Heiko Ulmer of ams

In this PSDcast, Heiko Ulmer of ams talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Desaign about intelligent sensors and how they are vital to any intelligent system. The ability to control a system is directly related to how accurately it can be measured, as there is no precision without feedback. For example, The
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11/03/2015
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiency, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. In the first part of this article, we talked about the need for a single continuous equation to match the empirically measured losses. In this second part, the effect
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11/01/2015
Flexible sensors: an expanding market

Guillaume Chansin, IDTechEx

Large investments have been made to enable flexible, thin sensors rather than rigid sensors. $75 million was recently awarded by the US Department of Defense to establish a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for flexible hybrid electronics in San Jose, California. Under the acronym FHE MII, this new
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11/01/2015

 



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