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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 




 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

March 2016
The Cores and Components division of VACUUMSCHMELZE will again attend PCIM in Nuremberg this year. From 10 to 12 May at the new stand number 123 in Hall 7, VAC will focus its product presentations on transformers, cut cores and chokes using the nanocrystalline material VITROPERM. In addition, the company will
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03/31/2016
Linear's 20V, 20A monolithic synchronous step-down regulator offers  ultra-low DCR current sensing for higher efficiency

The LTC7130 has a 4.5V to 20V input range

Linear Technology introduced the LTC7130 constant frequency peak current mode synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with temperature-compensated ultralow DCR current sensing and clock synchronization. The device’s unique architecture eases compensation and offers the ability to directly parallel multiple ICs
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03/28/2016
Rohm's synchronous buck converter IC claims the industry’s lowest minimum on-time

Controlling pulses in a very short period makes it possible to reduce the minimum ON time to an unprecedented 20ns, 6x shorter than the conventional level

ROHM recently announced the development of the BD51180TL, a step-down DC/DC converter featuring the lowest minimum ON time in the industry, making it ideal for high-power applications such as industrial equipment and automotive systems. In recent years, there is a growing trend towards electronification
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03/25/2016

Intersil’s digital hybrid PWM controllers with PMBus simplify power design for data center equipment

ISL68200 with integrated MOSFET drivers and ISL68201 with PWM output

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced two new PMBus compatible, single-phase digital hybrid DC/DC controllers that provide point-of-load (POL) conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, processors and general purpose system rails. The ISL68200 with integrated
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03/25/2016
Power Integrations' 900 V InnoSwitch-EP ICs serves industrial and three-phase power supply apps

900 V InnoSwitch-EP

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced the addition of a 900 V device to its InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switcher ICs. The new device targets power supplies operating from high-voltage DC and three-phase power sources
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03/25/2016
Bicron launches 2nd-Gen corona-free custom magnetics solutions

VoltBoss transformer

Bicron Electronics, manufacturer of high-reliability, custom magnetics, announced the latest advance in its line of VoltBoss corona-free transformers. Corona bloom, a corrosive effect of partial discharge, is a leading cause of failure in magnetics components. The new, 2nd generation of VoltBoss transformers
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03/24/2016
Transphorm claims industry’s first fully-qualified 650V GaN FET with the lowest R(on) in a TO-247

TPH3207WS GaN FET

Transphorm, a leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors, introduced the TPH3207WS GaN field effect transistor (FET) with the lowest on-resistance (41 mOhm) in a TO-247 package that reduces system volume as much as 50% without sacrificing efficiency. The
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03/24/2016
Renesas showcased their latest power solutions at APEC 2016

8th-generation G8H Series of IGBTs

Renesas Electronics America, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, showcased several of its analog and power technologies at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), which took place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. Renesas also had the new 8th-generation
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03/24/2016
Altera, now a part of Intel, will demonstrate a portfolio of innovative power and industrial solutions at the Applied Power and Electronics Conference (Booth #2253) being held from March 21-24, 2015, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Altera will demonstrate how its field programmable
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03/21/2016
Navitas Semiconductor announced the first Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICs, using its proprietary AllGaN monolithically-integrated 650V platform. Combining GaN power FETs with GaN logic and drive circuits enables 10x-100x higher switching frequency than existing silicon circuits, making power electronics smaller,
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03/21/2016
Vicor announced the launch of its new AC to Point-of-Load Development Kit ("ACPoL DKit"). The development kit enables power system designers to immediately begin operating and evaluating a complete power system solution featuring the industry's thinnest, highest performance, highest density power components,
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03/21/2016
Linear's high-power negative supply ideal diode-OR controller withstands Â300V transients

LTC4371 rugged ideal diode-OR controller

Linear Technology introduced the LTC4371, a rugged ideal diode-OR controller for dual feed high power telecom and datacom boards. The LTC4371 provides seamless handoff between redundant power supplies, replacing power Schottky diodes and associated heat sinks with N-channel MOSFETs, significantly reducing power
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03/18/2016
Transphorm, a leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors, announced that it has added the global distributor Richardson Electronics and the Northeast representative A/D Sales to support growing design activity for its GaN power transistors and modules. “The
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03/17/2016
Monolithic Power Systems, a leading innovator in high-performance power solutions, will show state-of-the-art, integrated hot-swap solutions, high-performance digital PFC/LLC combo controllers, USB Type-C AC/DC adaptors, tiny MPM power modules from 0.6A to 20A, and high-speed MagAlpha angular position sensors
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03/16/2016
element14 and NXP announced the launch of NXP’s new Freedom Development Platform K66F for Kinetis K66, K65 and K26 MCUs, which offers optimized performance, scalable integration and low power capabilities. The NXP Freedom Development Platform K66F is ideal for developing low cost, low power applications to
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03/14/2016
Amantys' Power Insight Configurator speeds up converter power stack test

Power Insight Configurator

Amantys Power Electronics has launched the Power Insight Configurator, a software tool that provides an easy to use interface to configure, down load data and generate test pulses for Amantys gate drives that have been built into a converter power stack. Power Insight is a communications protocol that enables
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03/14/2016
Requirements to optimize efficiency and to address the complex power requirements of CPUs, ASICs and other sophisticated ICs are making active power management a critical design requirement in applications such as datacenter servers, embedded telecoms systems and networking equipment. At the same time, engineers
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03/13/2016
Although efficiency has been replaced by effectiveness as favorite criterion in the business world, it still dominates the world of engineers and technicians. The hunt for improved utilization of electricity permeates every level in the electronics industry, from individual semiconductor components over circuits
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03/13/2016
Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smaller and smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens,
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03/13/2016
It is a fascinating time to be in the electronic engineering industry, especially in the power sector, as society moves forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This promises to be the last, barring the takeover of industry by intelligent robots, as all of the parts are in place and the core technologies
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03/13/2016
TDK's new compact SMT current-sense transformers suit power apps

EPCOS SMT current sense transformer

TDK Corporation presents two new series of EPCOS SMT current sense transformers for power electronics. The various types in the B78417A* series are based on EP7 ferrite cores, have compact dimensions of just 10.6 mm x 12.2 mm x 11.0 mm and are designed to measure pulse currents of up to 20 A. The maximum DC
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03/12/2016
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos presents updated power module catalog

Wuerth Electronic 2016 Power Module Catalog

The new, expanded and improved 2016 Power Module Catalog from Wuerth Electronik is now available. Selecting the right step-down converters and LED drivers you need has become even more convenient. A selection tool depicts a clear overview of the various product groups, including pictograms to show all of their
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03/09/2016
Linear's 42V latest triple synchronous step-down converter delivers 93% efficiency

LT8601 42V input capable high-efficiency triple-output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8601, a 42V-input capable, high-efficiency triple-output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator. Its triple-channel design combines two high voltage 2.5A and 1.5A channels with a lower voltage 1.8A channel to deliver three independent voltage outputs as low as
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03/09/2016
Murata's self-powered LED meter displays AC line frequency

DMR20 round, miniature digital panel frequency monitor

Murata announced the third generation of the DMR20 series of round, miniature digital panel frequency monitors from Murata Power Solutions. Designed to measure and display AC mains frequencies in the range of 45 to 65 Hertz, over an input voltage of 85 to 264 VAC, the monitor is suitable for mounting in an industry-standard
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03/09/2016
Toshiba announces three-phase brushless motor driver with sine-wave drive

TC78B016FTG three-phase brushless motor driver IC

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a three-phase brushless motor driver IC that achieves high efficiency and minimal noise at a wide range of rotational speeds without any need for complicated phase adjustment. The TC78B016FTG is optimised for use in the small fan motors found in home appliances and industrial
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03/09/2016
AVX extends & improves its THH 230°C hermetic high-temp SMT tantalum caps

THH 230ºC Hermetic Series SMD tantalum capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added several new capacitance and voltage ratings to its THH 230ºC Hermetic Series high-temperature SMD tantalum capacitors, which, more than two years after their introduction, still feature the highest temperature ratings of
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03/07/2016
Wolfspeed to exhibit the latest SiC power at APEC 2016

Wolfspeed to exhibit the latest SiC power at APEC 2016

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and a leading supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power products — including best-in-class SiC MOSFETs, Schottky diodes, and modules — will be showcasing its industry-leading solutions at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2016). The annual conference,
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03/07/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Magnetics Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2016 titled, “High-Frequency Magnetics: Black Magic, Art or Science?” Its goal is to address many of the challenges facing magnetics design in high-frequency switch mode power supply topologies.
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03/04/2016
Toshiba launches new generation of transistor arrays

TBD62783A series

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the launch of a new generation of highly efficient transistor arrays, presented as the industry’s first with a DMOS FET type source-output driver. The new TBD62783A series succeeds the TD62783 series of bipolar transistor arrays, cutting power loss by about 40% and
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03/03/2016
Panasonic & Mouser to sponsor Formula E Dragon Racing Team

Panasonic will join Mouser to co-sponsor the Dragon Racing Formula E Team

Mouser Electronics announced that Panasonic will join Mouser to co-sponsor the Dragon Racing Formula E Team for the remainder of the 2016 FIA Formula E all-electric car racing series. Formula E is a new global racing series from Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body for world
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Date:
03/01/2016

 



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