Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

July 2022
World's First Industrial-Grade 3D Ultrasonic Collision Avoidance Sensor

World's First Industrial-Grade 3D Ultrasonic Collision Avoidance Sensor

­The Munich based high-tech startup Toposens is announcing the market launch of its first commercial Toposens 3D COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM for mobile robots based on the proprietary Toposens 3D ultrasonic echolocation technology. This represents a key milestone for the company following more th
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Date:
07/20/2022

Motor-Drive Reference Designs from STMicroelectronics Include STSPIN32 and Production-Ready PCB

Motor-Drive Reference Designs from STMicroelectronics Include STSPIN32 and Production-Ready PCB

­STMicroelectronics has released two reference designs that simplify building complete industrial or home-appliance motor drives for compressors with the STSPIN32 motor-control system-in-package (SiP). Each integrates the motor controller with a three-phase inverter to power the motor, and an offline converter an
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Date:
07/18/2022
PSDcast – Using GaN to Improve Motor System Efficiency and Power Density in Robotics

Martin Wattenberg, Staff System Application Engineer for GaN-based systems, Infineon Technologies

­Infineon recently authored a 3-part article series for us on service robotics, and we’d like to delve a little deeper with the author of the first piece, Martin Wattenberg, Staff System Application Engineer for GaN-based systems, Infineon Technologies.
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Date:
07/11/2022
­12 Watt DC/DC Converters (SIP-8) for Industrial Applications

Traco Power’s TMR 12WI series

  The product offers a very high power density of 4.73W/cm³ in an ultra-compact SIP-8 metal package occupying only 2.0 cm² (0.3 square inch) of board space.   An excellent efficiency of up to 90% allows for an extended operating temperature range of –40° to +65°C without derating under
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Date:
07/04/2022