Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls
Current market requirements are trending towards further downsizing and increased efficiency of power conversion systems. For this reason, enhanced power density of the power modules will be critical in order to respond to the evolving needs of the market. In order to increase the power density, All-SiC modules
TDK has expanded its portfolio of haptic components with the new ultra-thin PiezoHapt actuator featuring a very short response time of just 4 ms. PiezoHapt has a unimorph design consisting of a multilayer piezo element bonded to one side of a vibration plate. With a thickness of a mere 0.35 mm the new haptic
The PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS will hold the second workshop “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Transforming the Black Magic to Engineering” on Saturday, March 25, 2017 - the day before and in the same venue as APEC 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL. The successful inaugural
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the completion of Renesas’ acquisition of Intersil Corporation. The transaction brings together the advanced technology and
Infineon Technologies introduced the IR3883, an easy-to-use, fully integrated and highly efficient DC-DC regulator. It aims at high density Point of Load applications where high efficiency, high reliability and good thermal behavior are required. The device is perfectly suitable for NetCom, Telecom, Servers
PI3525-00-LGIZ Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator
The PI3525-00-LGIZ is the latest addition to Vicor's Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator Portfolio, adding a 48V (30-60Vin) input. The PI352x is a higher current offering to the existing PI354x portfolio enabling scalable power options for 48V Direct to point of Load (PoL) applications. The PI3525-00-LGIZ is a 5V
p300 Panel Controller and i500 Frequency Inverter
Leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, Lenze has introduced an intelligent automation solution package combining the Lenze p300 Panel Controller and the Lenze i500 Frequency Inverter. The smart solution integrates a PLC tooling interface to reduce
HeiPac Vario HEAVY subrack
At the Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg (March 14-16, 2017), HEITEC will be presenting its latest system solutions in hall 1-booth 340 under the motto "From the idea to the product". In addition to a new standard subrack family - HeiPac Vario HEAVY - the company, with the help of a series of exhibits
Three months prior to the event, the increased number of exhibitors is a tribute to the positive development of PCIM Europe. Overall, more than 450 exhibitors from 28 nations will be present in Nuremberg from 16 – 18 May 2017.
In focus: The entire value chain
Snap-Lug Quick-Disconnect Power Connectors
A new series of heavy-duty power connectors from leading manufacturer TE Connectivity is now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. Snap-Lug Quick-Disconnect Power Connectors enable fast interconnection of heavy gauge power cables to bus bars,
Winner Vantage Robotics was selected by a prestigious panel spearheaded by special guest judge Sir Richard Branson
The race to Necker Island culminates with an unprecedented, photo-finish judging: Separated by less than half a percent in point total, Vantage Robotics is named of winner of Extreme Tech Challenge 2017!
XTC 2017 Champion Vantage Robotics (San Francisco, CA) has created the best flying camera in the
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe is introducing a new range of small size metalized polypropylene film capacitors featuring low loss and excellent frequency characteristics for active filter circuits as well as high frequency and high current circuits. The ECWFE capacitors have been designed
German chipmaker Infineon Technologies and U.S. LED lighting maker Cree warned on Wednesday that Cree's agreed $850 million sale of its Wolfspeed Power unit to Infineon might not go ahead, citing U.S. government security concerns. The deal's woes underscore a drive by the United States to prevent the transfer
Aimed at a variety of applications, including UAV, ground vehicle, radar, transportation and industrial controls, Vicor has added a new 30V input nominal module (9 – 50V range) in a 3623 ChiP package (1.52 x 0.90 x 0.29 in). This converter has an output voltage of 15 V maximum power of 160W, achieving a power
A rated voltage three times higher than the voltage of the existing family of WE-CMB chokes – this is the outstanding feature of the current-compensated power line chokes of the WE-CMB HV series offered by Wuerth Elektronik eiSos. Europe’s leading supplier of electronic and electromechanical components has
TIB Series DIN-Rail Power Supplies
Traco Power's TIB Series of DIN-Rail power supplies combines an efficient circuit topology with optimized cost/performance ratio for industrial environments and for electric control cabinets. The design is focused on the parameters and functions to provide highest reliability in a general range of applications.
Gowanda Components Group announced that its capabilities for the design and manufacture of RF and microwave filters are expanding in connection with the acquisition of Microwave Circuits from AMTI in Lynchburg, VA.
“Microwave Circuits’ designs and technologies complement those of our TTE Filters
SMC Diode Solutions, a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of discrete semiconductors, voltage regulators, and die and wafer devices, announced the availability a general-purpose high voltage SMD rectifier in low-profile (DO-214AA) size format. The SD560B rectifier uniquely combines a compact footprint
LT8303H isolated monolithic flyback regulator
Linear Technology announced the H-grade version of the LT8303, a monolithic flyback regulator with guaranteed operation for junction temperatures as high as 150°C. By sampling the isolated output voltage directly from the primary-side flyback waveform, the part requires no opto-isolator or third winding for
MELCHER HP Series DC-DC converter
Bel Power Solutions, a Bel group company and premier manufacturer of power management devices, announced the release of its MELCHER HP Series DC-DC converter (4TE) with an input voltage range greater than 10:1. The converters deliver up to 192 watts with typical efficiency up to 93% over input and load range
iDrive Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICs
Navitas Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of production qualified iDrive Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICs using the company’s proprietary AllGaN technology. The NV6131, NV6105 & NV6115 offer a high-efficiency 650V, 160mOhm power FET with increasing integration of digital and analog circuits,
SPS IPC Drives 2016 – the 27th edition of this electrical automation industry exhibition – once again proved to be one of the year’s highlights for exhibitors and attendees alike. Along with the facts and figures produced by a detailed analysis of the event, a survey conducted among all those on hand affirmed
KILOVAC current-sensing contactor
TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity and sensors, recently introduced the KILOVAC current-sensing (KCS03) High-Voltage contactor, featuring an integrated current sensor with current trip function. KILOVAC current-sensing contactors eliminate the need for discrete current sensors, saving weight and space
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings). The joint venture will enable Qualcomm’s RFFE Business Unit to deliver RF front-end (RFFE) modules
With version 8.5 SP2 of CANdelaStudio, Vector presents a solution for the creation of AUTOSAR-compliant configurations of the diagnostic basic software for vehicle ECUs. It enables development teams at vehicle and ECU manufacturers to generate AUTOSAR Diagnostic Extract (DEXT) files at the press of a button.
MD100x 1W DC/DC converters
Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MD100x is a family of low cost, 1W DC/DC converters packaged in a miniature SIP package. Ninety six models provide a wide selection of single & dual output models with I/O isolation levels ranging from 1 kVDC to 6 kVDC.
Models operate from 3.3, 5, 12,
Let’s continue the thought we began with at the front of the issue, as simply saying that it’s good to have a lot of product development, even if some of it is on stuff that is a little crazy, leaves a lot to be said. How does a laundry-folding robot help humanity? Will having a toothbrush that sends me
The use of batteries in everyday devices is getting more ubiquitous. In many of these products, a charging connector is difficult or impossible to use. For example, some products require sealed enclosures to protect sensitive electronics from harsh environments and to enable for convenient cleaning or