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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

July 2016
Amphenol SurLok Plus environmentally-sealed compression lug series now available in Europe from TTI

Amphenol SurLok Plus environmentally sealed compression lugs

Amphenol SurLok Plus environmentally sealed compression lug family is now available in Europe from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components. SurLok Plus is a field-installable, highly-reliable alternative to common compression lugs and is an IP-67 rated version of Amphenol’s successful
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07/29/2016
UK’s struggling machinery equipment market must now face Brexit straight-on

Machinery export scenarios

IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk predicts that Brexit will reduce global GDP growth in 2017, but the hardest hit will be the United Kingdom, then Europe (including Spain, Germany, France and Poland) – and as far-away as Singapore and Brazil. Even before Brexit, IHS Markit predicted that U.K. machinery
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07/29/2016
Infinite RF Holdings, an urgent-needs supplier of engineering-grade radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components and cable assemblies through their Pasternack and Fairview Microwave branded lines, announced the acquisition of L-com, a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity solutions
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07/28/2016

TE Connectivity’s modular high-power FORGE drawer connectors now at Mouser

TE Connectivity FORGE Drawer Connectors

Mouser Electronics is now stocking FORGE drawer modular power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensors. This new tooling platform provides designers of power systems and electrical hardware a wide variety of configurations, providing engineers with more flexibility in design.
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07/28/2016
The stepper motor is a popular choice for intelligent precision motion control. Unlike a standard DC motor, which is designed for continuous rotation, the stepper motor provides the ability to rotate around an axis one step at a time. This makes the motor ideal for applications that call for precise positioning
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07/27/2016
Allegro's new high-precision field-programmable linear hall-sensor IC offers reverse battery protection

Field-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC

Allegro MicroSystems announced a new field-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC with features including a 240 kHz bandwidth, integrated voltage regulator, reverse battery protection, user-selectable ratiometry, and uni- or bi-directional output options. High accuracy is achieved through proprietary
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07/27/2016
Active OR’ing controller from Diodes offers max voltage to 200V for high-rel power

ZXGD3111N7 active OR-ing MOSFET controller

Targeted at power systems that use redundancy to achieve high reliability in telecom, data center and server applications, the ZXGD3111N7 active OR-ing MOSFET controller from Diodes Incorporated increases performance with a 200V maximum drain voltage. This increase in VDRAIN from the previously announced 40V
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07/26/2016
Fairchild’s active bridge solution enhances performance for PoE-based IoT devices

GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET FDMQ8205

Fairchild, a leading supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions, enhanced its industry-leading GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET technology with FDMQ8205, the first member of its next-generation GreenBridge series for applications that receive power via Power Over Ethernet (POE), such as security
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07/25/2016
PCIM Europe is a leading event for the entire power electronics industry and its fields of application, which is characterised by the unique combination of a practice-oriented conference and exhibition. Become a speaker and participate with an oral paper or a poster and benefit from the PCIM Europe
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07/21/2016
Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s fastest 5.7-kVRMS isolated dual-channel gate driver, the first of a new gate driver family in TI’s isolation portfolio. The UCC21520’s flexible, universal compatibility enables its use as an isolated driver in low-side, high-side, high-side/low-side or half-bridge
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07/19/2016
Semikron's IGBT driver with optical interface saves external sensors

SKYPER Prime O is an IGBT driver with optical interface

SKYPER Prime O is an IGBT driver with optical interface and galvanically insulated temperature and DC link signals. SKYPER Prime O is designed and qualified with the IGBT module SEMITRANS10 and offers an Plug & Play bundle with improved SOA characteristic. This saves costly qualification and redesign
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07/15/2016
Powerbox to unveil flexible platform for low-battery voltage start at Innotrans

Low Battery Voltage Start unit (LBVS)

The Powerbox Group, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced that they will showcase a new series of advanced products and technologies for rail applications at InnoTrans 2016. Designed to reduce time to market and
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07/15/2016
Honda codevelops first hybrid car motor free of heavy rare earth metals

Daido Steel and Honda Motor became the world’s first companies to achieve practical application of a hot deformed neodymium magnet containing no heavy rare earth

Daido Steel and Honda Motor became the world’s first companies to achieve practical application of a hot deformed neodymium magnet containing no heavy rare earth and yet with high heat resistance properties and high magnetic performance required for the use in the driving motor of a hybrid vehicle. This heavy
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07/13/2016
Allegro's DMOS microstepping driver offers translator, overcurrent protection

A5985 stepper motor driver IC

Allegro MicroSystems Europe announced a new integrated bipolar stepper motor driver IC with built-in translator for easy operation. Allegro’s A5985 is designed to operate bipolar stepper motors from full-step up to 1/32 step modes that are selectable by MSx logic inputs. This new device has an output drive
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07/12/2016
KOA Speer expands molded current-sense resistor line

SLN5 current sense resistors

KOA Speer Electronics introduced the SLN5 Molded Current Sense Resistor, featuring a 7 Watt power rating in 4527 size. The SLN5 offers a terminal port temperature of 70°C. This is a molded resin resistor designed for current detection and provides excellent dimension accuracy, mountability, and shock resistance.
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07/11/2016
SEGGER’s debug tech now available for Zilog’s ZNEO32! family

SEGGER has introduced J-Link support for Zilog’s ZNEO32! Cortex-M3 based family of MCUs

SEGGER has introduced J-Link support for Zilog’s ZNEO32! Cortex-M3 based family of microcontrollers (MCUs). This includes support for debug, as well as Flash-based programming. Production line programming is also available via the SEGGER Flasher family. Projects using the ZNEO32! MCUs can
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07/07/2016
SEMIKRON's latest IGBT Driver core is smaller than a matchbox but has a 20A output stage

The SKYPER12 safely drives IGBT modules up to 400A

The SKYPER12 safely drives IGBT modules up to 400A. With a footprint of 35 x 45 mm, the driver allows very compact inverter designs with small IGBT modules like Mini Dual or SEMiX 5. Thanks to a complete ground layer, adjustable filter management and optimised transformers with low coupling capacitance, the
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07/07/2016
Electronics distributor Newark element14 has added the NECTOR M power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors, to its product portfolio. The NECTOR M power system’s “plug and play” design provides the construction industry with a flexible and efficient alternative
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07/06/2016
Gresham's 300W 3U DC-input CompactPCI supply suits railway and trackside apps

3U CompactPCI Power Supply

Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury-based Commercial and Defence power conversion specialist, announces the availability of a 3U high, 300W, DC Input, CompactPCI Power Supply suitable for Railway and Trackside applications. Designed to meet the requirements of EN50155 the CPCI-3U-DC-300W RL requires
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07/06/2016
Diode's brushless DC full-bridge motor driver offers PWM or DC-voltage speed control

AM9468 and AM9469 brushless DC motor drivers

Featuring a bridge-tied-load (BTL) drive architecture to minimize audible switching noise and electromagnetic interference (EMI), the AM9468 and AM9469 brushless DC motor drivers introduced by Diodes Incorporated provide smart driving of cooling fans in notebook and desktop computers, instrumentation and similar
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07/01/2016
Linear's latest ÂμModule regulator is FMEA compliant, operates to 150°C junction temp

LTM8003 step-down DC/DC µModule regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM8003, a step-down DC/DC µModule regulator with a 40V input voltage rating (42V abs max) and 3.5A of continuous (6A peak) output current. The LTM8003’s pinout is FMEA (failure mode effects analysis) compliant, so the output voltage stays at or below the regulation voltage
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07/01/2016

 



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