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Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

 



 

 

Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

January 2019
TOKYO, Japan – Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the expansion of its RX24T and RX24U Groups of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) to include new high-temperature-tolerant models for motor-control applications that require an expanded operating temperature range. The new RX24T G Version
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01/31/2019
IC Family Provides Noise, Vibration, and Heat Reduction
WESTFORD, Mass. -- Performance Motion Devices, Inc., announced the new Juno Torque Control IC in an ultra-small 56-pin or small 64-pin package. The new Juno Torque Control IC is the latest addition to the Juno Velocity and Torque Control IC family, the industry's first family of compact ICs with full four
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01/31/2019
In this series, how the superior switching speed of gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon low voltage power devices have enabled many new applications is being discussed.  These new applications are transforming industries such as light
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01/23/2019

Screw-Terminal Capacitors Feature 500 V Rated Voltage
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has extended the maximum voltage rating of the Vishay BC components 500 PGP-ST series of aluminum screw-terminal capacitors to 500 V while more than doubling its useful life to 5000 hours at +85 °C. As polarized aluminum
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01/21/2019
The LTC4012 is a very popular multichemistry battery charger used in a variety of applications. This controller provides the user with gate drivers, current sense inputs, temperature qualified charging and multiple signal outputs.  There is also a range of useful functions detailed in the datasheet. One
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01/18/2019
Measuring AI's Ability to Learn is Difficult
Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. In a study published in Nature Machine Intelligence, Waterloo researchers found that contrary
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01/17/2019
Customizable Stepper Motors for Automation Applications
Syosset, NY - ISL Products International Ltd. announces value-added hybrid, permanent magnet (PM) and variable reluctance stepper motors which meet the exact positioning, holding torque, and repeatability specifications of the broadest array of automation designs.  As stepper motors employ the theory of
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01/16/2019
TTI Stocking MXMag Dual Port Connectors from Molex
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc. is now stocking MXMag RJ45 Dual Port connectors from Molex. MXMag RJ45 connectors are robust, high-reliability magnetic jacks that provide an option for automated reflow-solder assembly solution designed to meet the stringent of customer demands and cost reduction requirements. Historically
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01/16/2019
Zero-Drift Op Amp Provides Precision Plus EMI Filtering
CHANDLER, Ariz.— The rapid expansion of wireless capabilities, such as Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-enabled applications, is increasing high-frequency noise in our livable space and work environments. To allow designers to provide improved performance while more easily managing an increasingly difficult environment,
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01/16/2019
Ready-to-Use Motor Control with Application Flexibility

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Figure 1: Growth rate of variable speed drives

With a further growing population, the global demand for electrical energy is continuously increasing. In terms of the generation of electrical energy, the trend is clearly towards the use of renewable energies, while on the other side there is a strong push for the increasingly efficient use of electrical energy.
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01/15/2019
Handheld Device Optimizes Operator Control
Making it easier than ever for machine operators and maintenance personnel to monitor and control machine components, Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces handheld models for its GOT2000 Series, a human machine interface (HMI) that optimizes operator control and monitoring of device and line status. The
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01/15/2019
Infineon Breaking Boundaries with Infineon’s New GaN Solution

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Figure 1 Cross section of a 600 V CoolGaN™ ™ power transistor [1]

Today’s demand for high-performance, low-cost power conversion products is driven by consumer expectation for longer battery life, faster charging for their phones, electric vehicles (EVs) or power tools. And consumers want faster data communication along with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities,
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01/15/2019
A Boost for Artificial Intelligence

How can a computer learn to generalize the knowledge contained in a huge dataset and find solutions for complex problems on its own? This question is the focus of two new assistant professorships.

How can a computer learn to generalize the knowledge contained in a huge dataset and to find solutions for complex problems on its own? This question is the focus of two new assistant professorships at the University of Freiburg: Robot Learning and Representation Learning. They are the result of a successful
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01/13/2019
Ethernet Connector Modules Offer Pin-in-Paste Soldering
SAN DIEGO – Pulse Electronics’ Networking Business Unit introduced its JXR8 series of 1x2 PIP tab down Ethernet Connector Modules. Designed to provide safety isolation and noise reduction in a single solution, the new JXR8 series connector modules operate with a wide range of industrial
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01/10/2019
Resistors Meet UL94V-0 Flammability Requirements
RALEIGH, NC -- The WW Series high-temperature silicone coated wirewound resistors meet UL94V-0 flammability requirements. The all welded WW is available in power ratings from 0.5W up to 11W and tolerances from 5% to 0.1%. Typical TCR for the WW series ranges from 90 ppm or better for resistance
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01/08/2019
Research Towards More Durable Cell Phones and Power Lines
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a way to make cell phones and power lines more durable.  Binghamton University Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Sherry Towfighian and graduate student Mark Pallay created a new
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Date:
01/03/2019
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