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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

December 2015
GaN Systems’ half-bridge eval board simplifies GaN test

GaN Evaluation Board

GaN Systems, a leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, announced its new Half-Bridge Evaluation Board which demonstrates the performance of its GaN enhancement mode power semiconductors in real power circuits. The fully functional GS66508T-EVBHB Evaluation Board is easily configured into any
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12/29/2015
KOA Speer introduces high-power 0612-size low-ohm resistor

WU73 1-Watt wide-terminal low-ohm chip resistor

KOA Speer Electronics introduced the WU73 1-Watt wide-terminal low-ohm chip resistor in an 0612 package. The WU73 is a precision resistor offering resistance values from 10mΩ to 100mΩ with a standard tolerance of ±1%. The WU73 chip resistor features wide side electrodes which provide better heat
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12/22/2015
Linear's latest 6A synchronous step-down converter enables Â25% margining with 0.1% resolution

LTC3815 6A monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC3815, a high efficiency 6A monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with an I²C-based PMBus interface for digital power system management (PSM). The LTC3815’s simplified and intuitive PMBus “Lite” command set makes it simple to use. The digital interface provides
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12/18/2015

Phihong releases its smallest PoE midspans

15W single port PoE midspan

Phihong USA, a leader in the development of Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology solutions, has released a new series of volumetrically compact 15W single port PoE midspans designed to power IEEE802.3af compliant applications, including: IP telephones, wireless network access points, and security cameras. Currently
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12/14/2015
Paper Battery's PowerResponder hybrid supercapacitor meets highest environmental and product-safety standards

PowerResponder hybrid super capacitors are available in sizes from 90F to 9000F

Paper Battery Company, developer of an innovative supercapacitor-based energy storage and battery enhancement technology, announced the completion of UL certification for its PowerResponder product line. PowerResponder is a line of new hybrid supercapacitors with technology enhancements that aim to replace traditional
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12/14/2015
The first two parts of this article showed how the core losses for real waveforms could be modeled better. In the first part, a continuous expression was used to model a wide range of excitations. In the second part, the effect of duty cycle on the loss of the core material was included in a single equation.
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12/13/2015
There will be a new highlight for first-time exhibitors at PCIM Europe 2016: The “Newcomer Pavilion”, providing a cost-efficient way for first-time exhibitors to present themselves at the international leading exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy
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12/10/2015
The TEV Project (Tracked Electric Vehicles) has been heralded as 2015’s Best Innovation Project by the Smart Transportation Alliance (STA), the not-for-profit global leader driving transportation infrastructure innovation. The prestigious accolade, set up by STA, headquartered in London, celebrates
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12/09/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments describes one of their latest motion-control development tools for Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015. Their C2000 LaunchPad
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12/09/2015
Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations Ãber IGBT-Treiber-Entwicklung

Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations

In diesem PSDcast, Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über IGBT-Treiber Entwicklung und den aktuellen Stand der Technik. Power Integrations hat eine fortschrittliche IGBT-Treiber Testanlage in Ense, Deutschland, einem Dienst für die Engineering Community
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12/09/2015
The IFH Group acquires metal fabricator Bowman Manufacturing

Bowman’s manufacturing operation is based on precision sheet metal fabrication capabilities

The IFH Group, the originator of industrial fluid storage and handling systems and a leading fabricator of custom hydraulic reservoirs and fuel tanks, has acquired Bowman Manufacturing Company, Inc., Arlington, WA, to create The IFH Group West, LLC. “Bowman’s capabilities for fabricating custom electrical
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12/08/2015
Leti's local-strain techniques in FD-SOI fabrication to improve next-gen performance & energy use

Stress profile from 2D Raman extractions for Si MESAs after BOX creep process with 50 nm thick SiN

CEA-Leti announced it has developed two techniques to induce local strain in FD-SOI processes for next-generation FD-SOI circuits that will produce more speed at the same, or lower, power consumption, and improve performance. The local-strain solutions are dual-strained technologies: compressive SiGe for
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12/08/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon explains their latest industrial drive tech for Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015. The IGBT5 and .XT families exemplify the latest
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12/08/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments explains their latest industrial drive control solution for Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015. Presented as the industry's
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12/08/2015
Some of the key applications which drove the explosive growth of LEDs used to backlight thin film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) included high definition (HD) TVs, portable tablet PCs, automotive infotainment displays and the myriad of handheld communication devices. However, in order to maintain
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12/07/2015
Electrolytic capacitors are an essential ingredient in AC/DC power supplies, providing high Capacitance x Voltage (CV) and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) in low-volume packages that simply cannot be achieved cost-effectively using alternative parts. With power density demands increasing and as the only
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12/07/2015
In this PSDcast,  Jason Lee, global product manager, Eaton’s electronic division, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about energy storage and UPS systems, and how it is critical that the size of the system is matched to the application. Recently supercapacitors have come into stronger focus
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12/07/2015
In diesem Video erklärt Renesas ihre neuesten Lösungen, um ihre Kunden zu gewährleisten, dass sie original und garantierte Teile bekommen hat auf der SPS - IPC Drives 2015
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12/07/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments explains their Industry 4.0 Gateway Demo at SPS-IPC 2015 for Power Systems Design. TI's Programmable-Realtime Unit Industrial Communications
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12/07/2015
For AC/DC power supplies, there is by nature phase differences and distortion between input currents and voltages due to the existence of holding capacitors and various load features. Here, only the instantaneous product of current and voltage produces power that can actually be used by the appliance, and the
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12/05/2015
In Part 1 of this discussion, we explored the functionality of a series-connected avalanche transistor pulser, specifically for the purpose of evaluating dV/dt ruggedness of SiC Schottky diodes. In this issue, the diodes are tested with the new pulser design. SiC Schottky diode dV/dt ruggedness
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12/04/2015
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, extended its family of ultrasonic flow meter ICs with the TDC-GP30-F01, a complete hardware and firmware measurement solution for cold-water meters. Drawing a continuous current of just 8.5µA when capturing flow measurements at a rate
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12/04/2015
In diesem Video erklärt TI ihrer Industrie 4.0 Gateway-Lösung und die Kompatibilität des Systems mit den neuesten PROFINET und EtherCAT -Protokoll zum Power Systems Design
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12/04/2015
There is a growing debate on the issue of autonomous, or self-driving cars (let’s call them “autocars”), as people and society begin to re-evaluate and further develop the concept of what the next generation of personal mobility technology should be. Cars are on the cusp of change, as next-generation energy,
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12/03/2015
IRS2005 HVIC enhances Infineon’s driver IC family for mid- and low-voltage motor drives

The IRS200x family consists of high-side & low-side and half bridge drivers

Infineon Technologies expands its 200 V driver IC portfolio with the IRS2005(S, M) for high voltage, high speed IGBTs and power MOSFETs. The new driver IC features comprehensive protection for motor drive applications with stringent space constraints such as electric garden equipment, golf carts, power tools
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12/03/2015
In diesem Video Texas Instruments zeigt ihre aktuellen Angebote in Power Managment auf der SPS - IPC Drives 2015 für Power Systems Design. Die Demonstrationen gehören
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12/03/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments goes over their latest offerings in power managment at SPS-IPC Drives 2015 for Power Systems Design. The demonstrations include a
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12/02/2015
Vincotech's latest PFC modules optimize energy quality and consumption

flowPFC 0 CD module

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of flowPFC 0 CD modules. Engineered to optimize energy quality and consumption for welding, SMPS and embedded drive applications rated from 1 to 6 kW, these power factor correction modules draw maximum power from the
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12/02/2015
STMicro's automotive multi-regulators reduce size and cost of car infotainment

The L5963 is made using ST's state-of-the-art BCD8s Automotive process technology with Deep Trench Isolation (DTI)

The lastest highly-integrated automotive-grade power-management devices from STMicroelectronics incorporates multiple voltage regulators on a single die, allowing manufacturers of car-infotainment systems to reduce the cost and size of their products. The first member of the new series, the L5963, integrates
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12/02/2015
  In this episode of PSDtv Power Integrations talks to Power Systems Design about their test facility in Ense, Germany and the services it provides
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12/02/2015
 Microchip’s MCP9600 integrated thermocouple EMF-to-temp converter now at Mouser

MCP9600 thermocouple EMF-to-temperature converter

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MCP9600 thermocouple EMF-to-temperature converter from Microchip Technology. The MCP9600 is presented as the first thermocouple-conditioning integrated circuit to combine precision instrumentation, a precision temperature sensor and a precision, high-resolution analog-to-digital
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12/01/2015
In this episode of PSDtv STMicroelectronics explains their latest generation of IGBT modules and Intelligent Power Modules (IPM) for Power Systems DFesign at SPS IPC Drives
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12/01/2015
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