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November 2015
Toshiba launching small-package MCU with built-in pre-driver for motor control

TMPM37AFSQG pre-driver

Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its TX03 series of ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers with the launch of the TMPM37AFSQG. The new IC is presented as the world’s smallest vector control microcontroller that incorporates Toshiba’s Vector Engine Plus (VE+) coprocessor and a pre-driver to enable brushless
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11/30/2015
OMC 's active alignment-based fiber-optic links solve consistency problems for HV apps

Fiber optic cable assembly with Active Alignment technology

HV applications such as power distribution networks and power supplies often require optical isolation because of the voltages present, however, achieving consistency of performance has proven a challenge for many providers. OMC has combined 30 years of experience in producing glass and polymer fibre optic
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11/30/2015
In diesem Episode von PSDtv erklärt Fraunhofer eine neue Klasse von mechanischen Sensoren besonders geeignet für die Integration in Geweben oder Gewirken wegen ihrer hohen
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11/30/2015

ROHM presents highly-integrated Intelligent Power Modules for high-performance switching at SPS IPC Drives 2015

ROHM’s highly integrated Intelligent Power Modules

ROHM Semiconductor presents its latest IPM (Intelligent Power Module) family optimized for high speed and power-efficient operation in motor driving and inverter applications at SPS IPC Drives 2015. The 600V modules integrate a range of components such as gate drivers, bootstrap diodes, IGBTs or ROHM’s proprietary
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11/26/2015
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents and a distributor for engineers, has announced availability of the SmartEverything Internet of Things (IoT) development kit from Arrow Electronics. The new SmartEverything ‘Fox’ board is an Arduino-form-factor IoT system-on-module that comes with a multitude
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11/26/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Omron Delta Tau explains their EtherCAT master demonstration for Power Systems Design, showing that their motor controller can speak to all EtherCat
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11/26/2015
In diesem Episode von PSDtv Infineon zeigt eine erweiterten 3D- Drucker, komplett gebaut mit Infineon Core-Technologie. Jedes elektronische System in der Vorrichtung nutz Infineon
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11/25/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon shows an advanced 3D printer made from 3D-printed parts and Infineon core technology. Every electronic system in the device is an Infineon
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11/25/2015
Anritsu's ShockLine VNA solutions can lower test costs

ShockLine MS46500B

Anritsu introduced an E-band option for its ShockLine MS46500B series of 2- and 4-port performance Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) that addresses the market need to lower cost-of-test for E-band components. With the option installed, the MS46500B series can reduce production costs and more efficiently verify
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11/24/2015
Bostjan Bitenc of Linear Ãber battery stack management

Bostjan Bitenc of Linear Technology

In diesem PSDcast, Bostjan Bitenc von Linear Technology spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über Batterie Stack Management und seine Bedeutung in der batterie-betriebene Systeme. Die Kapazität von Lithium-Ionen-Zellen verringert und auseinander gehen mit der Zeit und Nutzung, so dass jede Zelle
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11/22/2015
IDT introduces highly-integrated PMIC for enterprise SSD and computing apps

The P8300 flexible, highly programmable PMIC

Integrated Device Technology introduced a new multi-channel power management IC (PMIC) optimized for enterprise solid state drives (eSSD) and designed to speed time to market and revenue. The P8300 is a flexible, highly programmable PMIC ideal for a broad set of data center, enterprise and high-performance computing
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11/20/2015
Ericsson announced the launch of a new 60A 3E digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC power module, the BMR466, designed to power microprocessors, FPGAs, ASICs and other digital ICs on complex boards. Up to eight of the fully regulated 60A (maximum) POL converters can be connected in parallel to deliver up to 480A
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11/18/2015
Intepro’s 3KW DC power source offers high-end features in low-profile unit

PSI 9000 2U programmable DC power source

Intepro Systems, a leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), introduced the PSI 9000 2U programmable DC power source, providing a 1-3KW supply with a feature set typically found in higher power 3U systems. The PSI 9000 2U power source features an interactive system with touch
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11/12/2015
Chris Cokayne of Analog Devices on their ThingWorx partnership and the IoT

Chris Cokayne of Analog Devices

In this PSDcast, Chris Cokayne, Technical Sales Manager at ADI, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the next generation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the collaborative development partnerships manufacturers need to make in order to have the proper IP palette required to crearte the next
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11/11/2015
Adesto Technologies, a leading provider of application-specific, feature-rich, ultra-low power non-volatile memory products, announced the launch of a new line of extended voltage range (1.65V-4.4V Vcc) serial Flash memory products. In 2014, Adesto introduced the world's first
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11/10/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, will be participating in the Electric Automation Systems and Components Conference (SPS IPC Drives) from Nov. 24-26, 2015 at the Nuremberg Messe in Germany. Microsemi will be showcasing its
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11/10/2015
Ed Spears of Eaton on scalable UPS systems

Ed Spears of Eaton

In this PSDcast, Friend of the Show and Eaton Product Marketing Manager Ed Spears talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about scalable UPS for intermediate-sized systems. Small- to medium-sized
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11/10/2015
EnSilica, a leading independent provider of semiconductor IP and design services, has appointed Anglia Components as its business development partner in the UK and Ireland for its eSi-Modules family of FPGA-based system-on-modules. Anglia will target the eSi-Modules at key vertical industry sectors including
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11/09/2015
Mouser Electronics, the distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has teamed up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and autonomous vehicle engineering expert Paul Godsmark to discuss the future of driverless cars as part of Mouser’s Driverless Cars Innovation Series for the Empowering
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11/09/2015
ROHM Semi claims first CXPI-compatible transceiver IC

The BD41000FJ-C enables multiplexing between ECUs, contributing to decreased vehicle weight and improved fuel efficiency by reducing the number and size of wiring harnesses

ROHM has recently announced the availability of a transceiver IC compatible with the new low-speed, low-cost CXPI communication protocol for use in body control applications, including steering switch, AC, and instrument panel systems. The BD41000FJ-C enables multiplexing between ECUs, contributing to decreased
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11/06/2015
Robert Nalesnik of Qnovo on powering the IoT

Robert Nalesnik of Qnovo

in this PSDcast, Friend of the Show Robert Nalesnik of Qnovo talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about driving portable devices, and managing the power storage invovled in the Internet of Things (IoT).  Qnovo software utilizes existing computational power in mobile devices to dynamically measure
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11/06/2015
When the first generation of silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes was introduced more than 10 years ago, their widespread adoption was somewhat challenged by unforeseen dV/dt limitations within certain manufacturers’ devices. In particular, devices with lower dV/dt capability were susceptible to failure from
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11/05/2015
Despite the development of ultralow power integrated devices, the overall demand for power at a system level is only increasing. At the same time, OEMs remain under pressure to make their end-applications physically smaller, which continues to drive demand for smaller and more efficient power supplies. While
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11/05/2015
ARM mbed and Maxim MCUs enable rapid prototyping for commercial IoT deployments

MAX32600MBED includes a MAX32600 ARM Cortex-M3 based microcontroller

With the addition of MAX32600MBED to the ARM mbed IoT Device Platform program, mbed engineers and IoT developers can quickly develop embedded systems based on the MAX32600 microcontroller (MCU) from Maxim Integrated Products. To make it easier and faster to design Internet of Things (IoT) applications
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11/04/2015
 Mouser Electronics is now shipping the new Intel Quark microcontroller D1000, designed for Internet of Things (IoT) architectures and applications. Announced at Intel’s IoT Insights event in San Francisco, along with Intel Quark microcontroller D2000 and the Intel Quark SE microcontroller for IoT, this
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11/04/2015
At European Utility Week, Analog Devices is showing the Siemens Automated Metering and Information System (AMIS) with CX1 powerline communication. The meters are powered by Blackfin processors, delivering an optimal balance between performance, peripheral integration and price, and are well suited for cost sensitive
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11/03/2015
Diodes' cost-effective PWM controllers optimized for quick-charge apps

AP3127/H current-mode PWM controllers

Optimized for quick-charge applications in consumer portable products such as intelligent cellphone chargers and notebook adaptors, the AP3127/H current-mode PWM controllers introduced by Diodes Incorporated provides a high-performance and cost-effective solution. Additional applications in the consumer electronics
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11/03/2015
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiency, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. In the first part of this article, we talked about the need for a single continuous equation to match the empirically measured losses. In this second part, the effect
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11/01/2015
Flexible sensors: an expanding market

Guillaume Chansin, IDTechEx

Large investments have been made to enable flexible, thin sensors rather than rigid sensors. $75 million was recently awarded by the US Department of Defense to establish a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for flexible hybrid electronics in San Jose, California. Under the acronym FHE MII, this new
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11/01/2015

 



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