Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

April 2019
3-Channel Micropower Management Unit w/ 7 Digital Isolators
The ADP1031 is a high performance, isolated micropower management unit (PMU) that combines an isolated flyback dc-to-dc regulator, an inverting dc-to-dc regulator, and a buck dc-to-dc regulator, providing three isolated power rails. Additionally, the ADP1031 contains four, high speed, serial peripheral interface
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04/30/2019
6â€Channel, 14â€Bit, Current Output DAC with On-Chip Reference
The AD5770R is a 6-channel, 14-bit resolution, low noise, programmable current output, digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for photonics control applications. The device incorporates a 1.25 V, on-chip voltage reference, a 2.5 kΩ precision resistor for reference current generation, die temperature, output monitoring
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04/30/2019
Dual, Simultaneous Sampling, 14â€Bit SAR ADC
The AD7380/AD7381 are a 16-bit and 14-bit pin-compatible family of dual simultaneous sampling, high speed, low power, successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADC) that operate from a 3.0 V to 3.6 V power supply and feature throughput rates up to 4 MSPS. The analog input type is
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04/30/2019

Semiconductor Device Business Transfer: Panasonic to ROHM
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. – April 26, 2019 –  
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04/26/2019
Magnets can get AI Closer to Efficiency of the Human Brain

Purdue University researchers have developed a process to use magnetics with brain-like networks to program and teach devices to better generalize about different objects.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Computers and artificial intelligence continue to usher in major changes in the way people shop. It is relatively easy to train a robot's brain to create a shopping list, but what about ensuring that the robotic shopper can easily tell the difference between the thousands of products in
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04/26/2019
High Current Shunts Add 25 Milliohm Resistance Value
RALEIGH, NC - The popular HCSM2818 from Stackpole is a molded, all-metal element shunt capable of handling up to 5W of power at temperatures up to 100 degrees C. A 25 milliohm value with TCR of 25 ppm has recently been added to the existing values of 4, 5, 10, 15, and 20 milliohm values.
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04/24/2019
Industry's First Open Edge Server for Industrial IoT
SANTA CLARA, CA – Adesto Technologies Corporation announced general availability of its next-generation edge server for building automation and industrial IoT applications. SmartServer IoT is the industry’s first truly open, full-featured and end-to-end industrial-rated IoT edge server.
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04/22/2019
Developers of various infrared applications can be sure that the spectra of emitters and detectors match. All infrared components are available from stock any time, and free samples can be requested.  
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04/18/2019
ROHM highlights high-performance D/A converter IC
The show will be held at the same time as HIGH END, the trade fair for audio equipment in Munich, Germany (May 09 – 11, 2019).   The increased
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04/18/2019
RS Components introduces Siemens DIN rail power supply range
Designed for use in distributed power applications in machine control boxes or in small cabinets, the single-phase SITOP PSU6200 power supplies are slim and space-saving, with plug-in terminals that support easy electrical connection. A key feature of the series
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04/18/2019
MORNSUN 20W High Isolation Medical Power URH-LP-20WR3 Series
Applications: URH-LP-20WR3 can be widely used in medical equipment and medical products that have direct contact with patients.  
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04/18/2019
Filter ferrite bead for high frequency, high current applications
As vehicles become more complex and sophisticated and especially as a result of increased image sensing, data communication needs within vehicles have increased significantly. Multiple protocols exists including CAN, LIN, FlexRay and Ethernet and the wiring, along
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04/18/2019
Radiation-Tolerant PWM Controller and GaN FET Driver
The ISL71043M single-ended current mode PWM controller and ISL71040M low-side GaN FET driver are ideal for isolated flyback and half-bridge power stages, and motor control driver circuits in satellite buses and payloads. Private ‘new space’ companies have begun
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04/18/2019
Could Robots Make a Documentary About a 5K Race?

Researchers involved in the project include Dylan Shell, left, of Texas A&M University, project leader Aaron Becker of the University of Houston, center, and Jason O'Kane of the University of South Carolina

A 5K race can offer both victory and heartbreak, but capturing those moments on video requires both planning ahead and making on-the-spot decisions about where the camera operators should be. A project led by Aaron T. Becker, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University
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04/16/2019
MORNSUN 6-16A Non-isolated POL DC/DC Converter K12T Series
The devices’ output voltage can be accurately adjustable from 0.75V to 5.0V. The 6-16A non-isolated POL DC/DC converters can supply a large high speed transient response current for high speed chips such
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04/15/2019
Automotive-Grade Inductor Offers Temperature to +155°C
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. expanded its offering of Automotive Grade IHLP low profile, high current inductors with a new device in the 5050 case size. The Vishay Dale IHLP-5050EZ-5A combines a high operating temperature to +155 °C with a low profile
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04/03/2019
A Focus on Industry
It’s always a relief to get the first event of the year out of the way. As I mentioned last month, I had to travel to Embedded World in Nuremberg this past February. It was also my first
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04/03/2019
The Industrial Side of the House
If you weren’t fortunate enough to attend the most important power show of the year, APEC, be sure to check out our editorial that covers the wide-bandgap highlights from the ground
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04/03/2019
Boosting Operational Efficiency and Predictive Maintenance

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Figure 1. Mobile robots like Omron’s LD series provide a much more flexible means for connecting various production modules together without obstructing traffic throughout the plant.

Flexibility is the defining factor of today’s manufacturing world. How can companies build exactly what consumers are looking for – and change course immediately in response to changing consumer needs – without sacrificing throughput and quality? Despite the obvious benefits, flexibility can
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04/02/2019