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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

February 2016
Richardson Electronics announced a new global distribution agreement with Dynawave, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality coaxial RF & Microwave interconnect products, including connectors, bulk cable and cable assemblies. The agreement aligns with both companies’ dedication to providing
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02/29/2016
Linear's latest ÂμModule regulator provides either 50A or Dual 25A output

LTM4650 dual 25A or single 50A output step-down µModule regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4650, a dual 25A or single 50A output step-down µModule regulator with onboard shielded inductors, MOSFETs and a dual DC/DC regulator IC housed in a small thermally enhanced plastic package. The device is offered in a 16mm x 16mm x 5.01mm BGA with a patented built-in heat
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02/29/2016
Intepro Systems, a leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), has published a technical note describing the benefits of auto-ranging in power conversion equipment test applications. Unlike DC sources that provide rated power only when maximum voltage is applied to the
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02/24/2016

Wuerth Electronic eiSos releases new manual on power modules

ABC of Power Modules – Functionality, Structure and Handling of a Power Module

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos is releasing a new manual: "ABC of Power Modules – Functionality, Structure and Handling of a Power Module" is the first practical manual specifically about using components to control DC voltage. The manual explains the basics of voltage control and frequently used switching
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02/24/2016
Toshiba launches automotive MOSFET with industry-leading on-resistance

TK1R4S04PB 40V N-channel MOSFET

Toshiba Electronics has expanded its family of UMOS9 MOSFETs with the addition of a new 40V N-channel MOSFET housed in the advanced DPAK+ package. The new TK1R4S04PB has achieved AEC-Q101 qualification and is designed for automotive motor control applications such as water pumps, fuel pumps, oil pumps, fans,
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02/18/2016
TDK's ThermoFuse varistors offer intrinsically-safe overvoltage protection with high surge current capability

EPCOS ThermoFuse varistor

TDK presents the new T series of EPCOS ThermoFuse varistors for intrinsically safe overvoltage protection. These components are based on disk varistors with diameters of 14 mm (T14 series) and 20 mm (T20 series) that are connected in series with a thermally coupled fuse. The T14 series (B72214T*) covers the
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02/18/2016
Murata expands their front-end D1U54 series power supplies with high-density 650W model

D1U54P-650-12-HBxC series 650 Watt power supplies

Murata announced the D1U54P-650-12-HBxC series of 650 Watt power supplies, packaged in an industry standard 1U format measuring 54.5 x 40 mm (2.15 x 1.57 inches). The supply has a length of only 228.6 mm (9 inches) compared to the 12 inch length of other power supplies in this family. Delivering a
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02/15/2016
At the 2015 eCarTec show, VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) was presented with the Bavarian State Award for Electric and Hybrid Mobility in the “Energy Storage & Infrastructure” category. The Munich event is the world’s largest international trade show for electric mobility. The new type of differential current
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02/12/2016
Powerbox launches high-efficiency slim power modules for demanding railway apps

ENAR150D Series railway DC/DC power converters

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies, and for more than four decades a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced the launch of two new products in its ENAR150D Series railway DC/DC power converters. The products perform at 93% high efficiency, saving
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02/11/2016
Exar launches family of Â60V fault-protected RS-485/RS-422 (TIA-485/TIA-422) transceivers

Exar ±60V fault-protected transceivers

Exar, a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products serving the industrial, high-end consumer, and infrastructure markets, introduces a new family of ±60V fault protected RS-485/RS-422 (TIA-485/TIA-422) transceivers able to withstand direct shorts and achieve overvoltage protection with no external components.
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02/10/2016
Multi-Contact's MC4 connector given UL approval for 1500V

MC4 connector from Multi-Contact

The original MC4 connector from Multi-Contact recently received UL approval for 1500 volts. In addition to its existing global approvals such as TÜV, CSA, and CQC, the market leader for DC connectors in the PV sector has therefore been able to increase usage from 1000 to 1500 volts in UL-relevant countries.
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02/08/2016
Visitors to Mouser’s booth, Stand A4-101, Hall A4, at the Embedded World exhibition, Nuremburg Messe, 23rd – 25th February 2016, will see how the New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor supports the entire design cycle with a wide range of services, tools and products from leading suppliers making the
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02/08/2016
Linear's latest 36V, 800mA robust linear regulator has extended SOA

LT3089 rugged 800mA wide input voltage range linear regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT3089, a rugged 800mA wide input voltage range linear regulator with key usability, monitoring and protection features. The device has an extended safe operating area (SOA) compared to existing regulators, making it ideal for high input-to-output voltage and high output current
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02/08/2016
Mouser-Backed Dragon Racing Formula-E Team stays competitive as it powers to next race in Argentina

Dragon Racing Formula E Team

Mouser Electronics, Inc. and the Dragon Racing Formula E Team are now heading into the fourth race of the FIA Formula E all-electric car racing series – this time in Argentina at the Buenos Aires ePrix. Mouser is sponsoring the Formula E team, along with its valued supplier partners Molex and Panasonic.
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02/08/2016
Cliff expands DC socket range with SMT and locking versions

Dual DC and Locking DC Sockets

Cliff Electronics’ acclaimed Dual Gauge DC socket is now available in a surface mount version to facilitate efficient SMD PCB assembly of OEM products. The new version is available both taped and loose and complements the original discrete PCB mounting and solder tag versions. Accommodating
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02/08/2016
Astrodyne TDI's digitally-programmable DC source provides 3.8kW of regulated power

Mercury-Flex digitally programmable AC/DC power supply

Astrodyne TDI, a developer and manufacturer of specialized power solutions, now offers the Mercury-Flex digitally programmable AC/DC power supply that provides 3,800 W of regulated power and can operate as either a current or voltage source up to 400 V or 170 A. The modular 3.8 kW Mercury-Flex is hot-swappable
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02/05/2016
AMETEK announced that it has completed two acquisitions: Brookfield Engineering, a leading manufacturer of viscometers and rheometers, and ESP/SurgeX, a leader in energy intelligence and power protection solutions. “Brookfield Engineering and ESP/SurgeX are excellent acquisitions and strong additions
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02/05/2016
Allegro launches their latest family of microstepping motor-driver ICs

Microstepping motor driver ICs

Allegro MicroSystems introduced a new family of complete microstepping motor driver ICs with built-in translators. Allegro’s A5976, A5977, and A5979 have been designed to operate bipolar stepper motors in full-, half-, quarter-, eight, (A5977) and sixteenth- (A5976/79) step modes. All have the output drive
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02/04/2016
James Deichmann to head PI's western region

James Deichmann

PI (Physik Instrumente), a leader and solution provider in motion control and positioning components and systems, has promoted James Deichmann to Director of Sales for the US Western Region. Deichmann, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin –
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02/04/2016
Richardson Electronics announced a new global distribution agreement with the Tecate Group, a supplier of electronic components and assemblies. The agreement aligns with both companies’ pursuit of supplying and supporting solutions that satisfy even the most demanding applications. The Tecate
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02/03/2016
TDK's latest inrush current limiters suit high-watt apps

P27 series EPCOS NTC inrush current limiter

TDK Corporation presents the P27 series of EPCOS NTC inrush current limiters (ICLs) with a nominal disk diameter of 27 mm and lead spacing of 7.5 mm, thus extending the portfolio of large NTC ICLs for industrial electronics applications. The high material density of the new NTC ICLs enables a volume-efficient,
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02/02/2016
Luso now offering SynQor high power density quarter-bricks

SynQor NQ60W60QTx25 converter

uso introduces high voltage DC-DC converters offering higher power density in quarter-brick package to save board space London - 2 February 2016: Luso Electronics, the sole UK and Ireland representative for the SynQor range of power supplies and related components, has announced availability of a higher
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02/02/2016
Analog Devices, a leader in the design and manufacture of semiconductor products and solutions, will showcase their embedded technology at the international Embedded World 2016 show taking place from 23-25 February in Nuremberg, Germany − Hall 5, Booth 328. Additionally, Analog Devices will fill out its power
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02/01/2016
Mouser and Imahara launch 2016 power series to advance innovation

Mouser Electronics is again teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara

Mouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara along with scientists, visionaries and educators to announce an exciting new series on Power and the Future Supercapacitor to kick off the 2016 Empowering Innovation Together program. This new series captures insights from some of the most
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02/01/2016
Coilcraft's latest compact current-sense transformers detect up to 20A

CST7030 Series current sense transformer

Coilcraft announced its new CST7030 Series of surface mount current sense transformers, which measure just 5.2 X 7.0 mm (with a max height of 3.0 mm) and sense up to 20 Amps of current at frequencies between 10 kHz and 1 MHz. Typical applications include load current measurement and control in switching power
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02/01/2016

 



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