Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

November 2018
Electronic Glove Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

Stanford researchers developed the skin-like sensor on the fingertip of this robotic hand, and programmed it to touch the fruit without damage. One day they hope to create control systems to enable a robot to perceive the characteristics of objects and autonomously calculate how much force to apply.

Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted. In a paper published Nov. 21 in Science Robotics, chemical engineer Zhenan Bao and her team demonstrated that the sensors work
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11/23/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ever watch aquatic animals jump out of the water and wonder how they manage to do it in such a streamlined and graceful way? A group of researchers who specialize in water entry and exit in nature had the same question and are exploring the specific physical conditions required for animals
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11/20/2018
A 98.5% Efficient High-Voltage BLDC Motor Driver IC Family
San Jose, Calif. – Power Integrations announced the release of its BridgeSwitch integrated half-bridge (IHB) motor driver IC family. BridgeSwitch ICs feature high- and low-side advanced FREDFETs (Fast Recovery Diode Field Effect Transistors) with integrated lossless current sensing, resulting
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11/13/2018

PSMA Energy Mgmt. Technical Committee Leadership Opportunity

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PSMA Energy Management Technical Committee Leadership Opportunity

The PSMA Board of Directors is seeking one or more volunteers interested in providing leadership for the Energy Management Technical Committee. The membership in all the PSMA Technical Committees
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11/10/2018
CITE 2019 will be held in Shenzhen on April 2019

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CITE 2019 Press Conference

On November 8, 2018, the Organizing Committee of the 7th China Electronic Information Exposition (hereinafter referred to as "CITE 2019") held a press conference in Beijing, announcing that the 7th China Electronic Information Exposition will be held in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from
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11/08/2018
Artificial Sensor Mimics Human Sense of Touch
A team of researchers have developed an artificial tactile sensor that mimics the ability of human skin to detect surface information, such as shapes, patterns and structures. This may be one step closer to making electronic devices and robots that can perceive sensations such as roughness and smoothness. "Mimicking
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11/07/2018
Compact, Efficient 5-20W AC/DC Power Modules
The modules are designed to offer great light-load efficiency and low standby power. Ideal for industrial controls, IoT infrastructure, smart-building devices, and household appliances, the range comprises 5W, 10W, 15W and 20W options. Built-in filters bring them well within EMC Class B limits with no additional
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11/01/2018
COSEL announces new R&D Innovation center in Toyama Japan
In a brand new, purpose built building with a floor space of 8,200 square meters, 250 R&D employees will have access to the most advanced equipment and technologies to design high quality power solutions with a reduced time-to-market. Looking towards future requirements and in order to respond rapidly to
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11/01/2018
High-voltage precharger solution for railway applications
The precharger converts the battery nominal bus voltage of 50VDC up to 137.5VDC to a regulated output voltage of 400VDC or 600VDC to charge high voltage capacitor banks used to switch electric valves actuators such as for unlocking and lifting pantographs. The ENR1000-PC
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11/01/2018
TI’s TPS650861 Multi-Rail PMICs, Now Shipping at Mouser
The TPS650861 configurable power management integrated circuit (PMIC) offers flexible power solutions for multiprocessor systems-on-chip (MPSoCs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The TI TPS650861
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11/01/2018
Ultra-high accuracy coreless current sensor supports 60Arms
The CZ-370x series device meets the UL safety standard UL61800-5-1 for industrial equipment and features a wide current detection lineup from ±5.3 to ±180 App, 60 Arms. The CZ-370x series is intended to be used for many applications including AC motors and general
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11/01/2018