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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 




 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

August 2016
Schaffner compact current-compensated chokes handle up to 10 A

RN series of compact current-compensated chokes

The Schaffner Group, headquartered in Switzerland, is expanding its already highly successful range of current compensated EMC correcting chokes. Horizontal and vertical mounting options are available with additional inductance values for currents between 0.3 and 10 A. The new RN series is now rated up to 300
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Date:
08/31/2016
Stackpole multilayer varistors offer higher temperature operation

ZVY Series multilayer varistors

The ZVY Series of multilayer varistors is capable of operating temperatures of up to 150°C. Most multilayer varistors currently available are only able to operate up to 125°C. This higher temperature range makes the ZVY capable of voltage protection for low voltage electronics in a wider range of environments
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08/30/2016
Visitors to The Battery Show North America, a leading conference and exhibition for commercial and military battery technologies, will have a chance to learn how Rogers PES ROLINX CapEasy and ROLINX CapPerformance capacitor-busbar assemblies can save size, weight, and energy while efficiently distributing energy
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08/30/2016

Three-phase Brushless DC (BLDC) motors have become commonplace in applications such as electric fans, office automation equipment and home appliances. The nature of these applications means that not only must the motor driver dissipate as little power as possible, but it also must operate with the bare minimum
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08/29/2016
Littelfuse announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the product portfolio of transient voltage suppression ("TVS") diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors ("IGBT") for automotive ignition applications from ON Semiconductor for a combined purchase
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08/29/2016
Power MOSFETs have become the preferred choice as the main switching device within power supplies for a wide range of consumer and industrial electronics equipment. Because it has become more important to improve overall power supply efficiency to meet energy saving requirements from governmental and industry
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Date:
08/29/2016
Semtech's Neo-Iso solid-state relays can harvest and store energy

Neo-Iso solid state relay

Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the production release of the TS13102 and TS13103 solid state relays. These enhanced solid state relays expand the company’s Neo-Iso product platform and enable self-powered control systems in Internet of Things (IoT) applications,
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08/24/2016
Vincotech launches advanced deeply-integrated IPM family with CIP topology

The flowIPM 1B CIP 600 V

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the launch of a new, deeply integrated Intelligent Power Module for 600 V applications. The flowIPM 1B CIP 600 V features the powerful combination of a high-speed F5 IGBT with the switching performance of a MOSFET and a silicon
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Date:
08/22/2016
TDK's DC link capacitor serves advanced IGBT modules

EPCOS DC link capacitor

TDK presented a new EPCOS DC link capacitor that has been specifically designed for the HybridPACK 1-DC6 IGBT module from Infineon Technologies. The outstanding features of this component are the six busbar terminals with dimensions that are matched precisely to fit the IGBT module. This multiple contacting
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08/18/2016
Rutronik offers Vishay’s TVS-Diodes with 400W surge capability in a compact SMF package

VTVSxxASMF series SMT transient voltage suppressor

Distributor Rutronik offers the new VTVSxxASMF series of surface-mount transient voltage suppressor (TVS) protection diodes from Vishay as of now. They are the industry’s first to feature a 2% breakdown voltage tolerance. They are ideal for line transient voltage protection in space-constrained electronics,
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08/17/2016
SMP's new chokes have IP66 protection rating for outdoor mounting

The IP66 protection rating enables the chokes to be mounted outside the inverters

SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus offers chokes with a protective paint coating according to IP66 which protects them from water and dust. The components are used to choke the current in inverters that are exposed to harsh ambient conditions, including rail vehicles or oil rig applications. The IP66 protection
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Date:
08/17/2016
SL Power adds TE120 to family of Level VI-compliant power supplies

TE120 Series

SL Power Electronics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of high-efficiency power supplies, announced the addition of the TE120 Series external power models to its Level VI+ family of power solutions. Designed for test and measurement and industrial devices that require low noise and rugged performance,
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08/16/2016
Lenze's i500 frequency inverters offer enhanced WLAN diagnostics

i500 frequency inverter

Lenze has launched an enhanced version of its i500 frequency inverter series, equipped with a WLAN diagnostic module for easy parameter setting when commissioning and diagnosing motor inverters for a range of machine applications, including pumps and fans, conveyors, formers, winders, traveling drives, tool
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Date:
08/12/2016
Dr. Johney Green to lead NREL Mechanical and Thermal Systems Engineering Research

Dr. Johney Green Jr.

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has named Dr. Johney Green Jr. as Associate Laboratory Director for Mechanical and Thermal Systems Engineering. He will oversee the laboratory's transportation, buildings, wind, water and geothermal research programs. Green comes
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08/11/2016
Linear's eight-channel configurable 1A Buck DC/DCs serve multi-rail systems

The LTC3374A highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution

Linear Technology announced the LTC3374A, a highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution for systems requiring multiple low voltage power supplies. The device can be configured to provide 2 to 8 independent regulated outputs with 15 possible output current configurations. Such flexibility makes
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Date:
08/10/2016
Allegro unveils buck/boost controllers with integrated buck MOSFETs

A4450 power management IC

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced a new automotive AEC-Q100 qualified power management IC. The A4450 can implement either a buck or buck/boost regulator to efficiently convert automotive battery voltages into a tightly regulated voltage, with seamless transition between the buck and boost modes. This
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Date:
08/09/2016
Falcon introduces next-gen SC UPS family

Falcon’s SC On-line UPS

Falcon Electric, a leader in on-line Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) and backup power for mission-critical applications, announced its SC UPS family. The new 700VA to 3kVA rackmount SC provides comprehensive backup power protection for high-performance systems including IT and IIoT equipment, telecommunications,
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Date:
08/09/2016
The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking 81FR52196 proposing new energy conservation standards for uninterruptible power supplies, a class of battery chargers and is holding a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses
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08/08/2016
Eaton’s XLR supercapacitor module now at TTI

Eaton’s XLR supercapacitor module

Eaton’s new XLR supercapacitor module, providing energy storage for high power charge/discharge cycling and peak power shaving applications, and improving power quality for voltage spikes and brown outs, is now available in Europe through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The
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Date:
08/08/2016
ROHM has recently announced the availability of new anti-sulfuration chip resistors optimized for applications exposed to sulfur-rich environments such as communication infrastructure, automotive systems, and industrial equipment. Sulfur particles are generally present in the air in various
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Date:
08/05/2016
LEM launches first surface mounted SO8 isolated current transducers with integrated current conductor

GHS series integrated circuit transducer

LEM introduced the GHS series: miniature, integrated circuit transducers for AC and DC isolated current measurement up to 100 KHz. These new components offer full isolation despite their small size, integrating the primary conductor for nominal current measurements of 10A, 12A, 16A or 20A with a measurement
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Date:
08/02/2016
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