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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

November 2016
A digital hybrid energy-storage system

The thermal image of the demonstrator indicates a slight temperature increase for the active components when operating at peak load.

Rutronik has developed a revolutionary new hybrid energy storage system (HESS) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ). The combination of battery and ultracapacitor improves the peak current characteristics of the energy storage system, minimizes battery degradation significantly,
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11/30/2016
Murata's PMBus-compliant PoL converter offers dynamic loop compensation

OKDL-T/60-W12-xxx-C digital PoL

Murata introduced the OKDL-T/60-W12, a 60 Amp, 95% efficient addition to the Murata Power Solutions OKD family of digitally controlled point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters. The OKDL-T/60 power module is ideally suited for FPGA and processor applications. The module is specified to operate over a Vin range of
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11/30/2016
With consumer paranoia about security at an all-time high, does automotive software development need to up its game in the quality stakes? The recent collaboration between automotive manufacturers and internet providers in the creation of the autonomous vehicle has sparked great consumer interest in the development
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11/29/2016

Enabling the car of the future

Maxim’s GMSL SerDes chipsets can be used to connect head-unit video data to rear-seat entertainment consoles.

As the auto industry continues pushing development of autonomous vehicles, cars are increasingly becoming sophisticated electronic systems on wheels. Take the Ford GT—with 10 million lines of code, this car surpasses the code volume of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner by 3 million lines! Designing these
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11/29/2016
In the popular usage of the term, “electric vehicles” are those whose propulsion systems are under at least partial electric power. Long touted as environmentally beneficial, hybrid vehicles such as Toyota’s Prius and Chevrolet’s Volt have been rather successful in capturing market share initially. Relative
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11/29/2016
Transportation systems can have input voltage ranges up to 14V (single battery automotive), 28V (dual battery trucks, busses, airplanes), or higher, and require one or more low voltage rails for digital systems. As a result, designs of such systems need to know how they can step down from high input voltages
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11/29/2016
Driverless vehicles require sensors to be able to provide distance readings in relation to a vehicle ahead, behind or to the side to a central controller. Radar, laser, infrared and optical cameras, and ultrasound can all be used to gather data about other vehicles, the surroundings, and the road. Cameras are
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11/29/2016
PSDcast - Linear's Alison Steer on energy metering

Linear's Alison Steer

In this PSDcast Alison Steer, Product Marketing Manager at Linear Technology, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of the art in energy metering. The company recently released the LTC2947, a 30A Power/Energy monitor with an integrated sense resistor that can measure current, voltage,
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11/29/2016
The LTM8055 is a buck-boost μModule® regulator with a 5V to 36V input range that can be easily paralleled to extend load current capability. Its 4-switch buck-boost topology features high efficiency while allowing the input voltage to be below, at or above the output—with smooth transitions between
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11/28/2016
Schaffner's FN530 sine wave and EMC output filter extends motor life

FN530 Sine Wave Filter

Schaffner introduced the FN530 Sine Wave Filter with EMC Output Filter which eliminates premature motor damage caused by high dv/dt, overvoltages, cable ringing, motor overheating and eddy current losses in industrial applications. Suitable for motor from 1.5 to 7.5 kW and from 4-16 A, with frequencies up to
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11/28/2016
Innovation is the driver of progress in industrial automation. From the conception of the programmable logic controller (PLC) in 1968 to the introduction of the collaborative robots we see in industry today, technological developments continuously shape the industrial automation landscape. Internet
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11/28/2016
ON Semi’s STK984-190-E BLDC Motor driver now at Mouser

STK984-190-E Power Integrated Module

Mouser Electronics, a leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the STK984-190-E Power Integrated Module (PIM) from ON Semiconductor. Optimized for driving three-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motors in automotive applications,
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11/25/2016
ROHM's reference boards  evaluate high-voltage fan motor drivers

BM620xFS Series High-Voltage Onboard Fan Motor Drivers

ROHM announced the availability of reference boards designed to evaluate its high voltage fan motor drivers that achieve greater efficiency and simplify inverter configuration in home appliances such as ceiling fans and ACs. Of the total power consumed worldwide, it has been noted that close to 50% is used to
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11/24/2016
ALD's PCB auto-balances leakage current in supercapacitor stacks

ALD's PCB auto-balances leakage current

Advanced Linear Devices, a design innovation leader in analog semiconductors, announced the immediate availability of universal printed circuit boards(PCB) designed to automatically balance leakage currents and manages over voltage enabling ultra-low power usage in supercapacitors used in a series stack. The
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11/21/2016
CUI announced a family of ultra-compact ac-dc power supplies in an open frame SIP package. The 3 W and 5 W configurations of the PBO series measure as small as 35 x 11 x 18 mm (1.38 x 0.43 x 0.71 in), allowing them to occupy less board real-estate than other power solutions. The 3 W models are also available
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11/21/2016
The submission deadline for the PCIM Asia Conference 2017 has been extended until 02 December 2016. You did not submit an abstract until now? Then you may benefit from the remaining time and hand in your abstract. Advantages Your paper will be published with the PCIM Asia
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11/17/2016
PSDcast - Akhil Docca of Future Facilities on thermal simulation

Akhil Docca of Future Facilities

In this PSDcast Akhil Docca of Future Facilities talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about thermal simulation, important in the light of the fact that power management and thermal management are directly related. Future Facilities' 6SigmaET has developed into a go-to tool in thermal simulation,
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11/17/2016
TDK-Lambda 3200W industrial supply accepts 400/440/480V 3-Phase Delta or Wye AC input

TPS3000-24 power supply

TDK announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand TPS3000-24 power supply. Delivering up to 3200W output power (24V at 133.3A) in a 2U high package, the TPS will operate from a wide range Delta or Wye 350 - 528Vac three phase input. This industrial power supply is ideal for use in many applications including
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11/16/2016
DELTA Microelectronics, a European leader in ASIC supply chain services, announced that it has partnered with Solution in Silicon to augment UK sales and customer support. Solution in Silicon has a rich experience offering ASIC sales and support services to companies in a wide range of industries including consumer
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11/16/2016
Microsemi adds highly-integrated LX7720 motor controller to rad-tolerant space portfolio

LX7720 radiation-tolerant motor controller

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it is sampling the LX7720 radiation-tolerant motor controller, the newest member of its Space System Manager (SSM) product family. As the industry’s first highly integrated
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11/15/2016
EPSG to present solutions for IIoT at SPS IPC Drives

EPSG at SPS IPC Drives

At the SPS IPC Drives trade fair, the EPSG will be demonstrating how POWERLINK can be used to create interface-free networks for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart factories of the future. Other high- lights to be found at Booth 410 in Hall 2 include brand new POWER- LINK products from Weidmüller
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11/14/2016
Lumberg's reversible direct connectors mate anywhere on the board

SKEDD reversible direct connectors

While direct mating with the edge of the printed circuit board using RAST connectors is one of the domains of Lumberg Group, the company is now introducing a totally new type of connectors: reversible direct connectors that mate anywhere on the printed circuit board using tried and tested insulation displacement
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11/14/2016
Transphorm launches 72mΩ TO-220 GaN FET

TPH3212PS

Transphorm, a leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors, announced its latest portfolio addition: the TPH3212PS. Available in a TO-220 package, the device has an on-resistance of 72 mOhms (mΩ) and targets AC to DC and DC to AC power supplies. When used
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11/10/2016
Maxim’s octal high-side switch and driver safely demagnetizes any inductive load

MAX14913 octal high-side switch and driver

Designers of industrial controllers can safely drive and demagnetize any inductive load for Industry 4.0 applications with the MAX14913 octal high-side switch and driver from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). With a unique, innovative, safe-demagnetizing clamp on each output, it easily and reliably
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11/08/2016
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, will demonstrate the power of technology to make manufacturing, driving, and devices smarter and securely connected at Electronica 2016 in Munich (Nov 8-11, Hall A5 Booth 207). The full spectrum of ST
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11/07/2016
DuPont to launch portfolio of thermal management products at electronica

DuPont Temprion non-silicone thermal grease

DuPont Electronic Materials today announced the launch of a new portfolio of thermal solutions under the brand name DuPont™ Temprion™ thermal management materials. The Temprion™ portfolio is completely non-silicone and currently includes thermal greases, thermal gap fillers, electrically insulating films
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11/07/2016
Schaffner introduces high-current EMC/EMI filters for 690Vac or 1,500Vdc apps

EMC/EMI filter for 690 VAC- or 1,500 VDC applications

Schaffner, a leader in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and power quality, introduced the new FN 22xx HV and FN 33xx HV standard filters for high current applications for 690 VAC and 1,500 VDC PV inverters, converters and motor drives. These innovative filters are optimised for the requirements of
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11/04/2016
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11/03/2016
GaN Systems to show latest developments at electronica 2016

GaN transistors can reduce the size of a 48 V, 12 kW motor drive by 5X and the weight by 3X

Power system companies continue adopting gallium nitride (GaN) transistors in place of silicon IGBTs and MOSFETs. By designing GaN into power systems and modules, customers have launched a stream of smaller, lighter and less costly electronic systems into the market. These products exhibit dramatic performance
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11/03/2016
Infineon's robust Gate driver IC 1EDN touts low power consumption

1EDN EiceDRIVER gate driver ICs

Infineon Technologies introduced the 1EDN EiceDRIVER family of 1-channel low-side gate driver IC is well suited to drive MOSFETs, IGBTs, as well asand GaN power devices. Its pin-out and packages are fully compatible to the industry standard which eases the drop-in replacement for existing designs. Applications
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11/03/2016
Amphenol's ePower-Lite connection system rated to 70 A

www.amphenol-industrial.com

Amphenol Industrial Products Group now offers a medium amperage connection system that is rated to up to 70 A of continuous current. The ePower-Lite has an operating voltage of 800 VDC. Designed for the hybrid and electric vehicle markets, these connectors feature a lightweight plastic shell and compact
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Date:
11/03/2016
The HVPS supply from DTI offers 250kW at over 92% efficiency

HVPS Series Switching Mode Power Supply

A compact solid-state high voltage DC power supply that provides high efficiency and reliability in a small enclosure is being introduced by Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) of Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The DTI 250 kW HVPS Series Switching Mode Power Supply is a compact, fully integrated
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Date:
11/02/2016
Join Fuji Electric's webinar on advanced IGBT modules today!

Understand and apply the latest IGBT technologies

Saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions reductions are among the trends expanding the demand for rapid improvements in IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) technology, among others. IGBT modules must have increased power densities as well as better temperature management and reliability, realized by applying
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Date:
11/01/2016
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