Digital Power

January 2018
Bulgin helps farmers harvest data with ‘intelligent connector’ design
Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has successfully developed an ‘intelligent connector’ and trialled its use in agricultural sensing and control. In a customisation project for their client, California-based AgTech Industries, Bulgin incorporated integrated electronics into a rugged miniaturise
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01/30/2018

Mouser Electronics First Distributor to Stock ON Semi’s FDMF8811 110V Bridge Power Stage Module
Mouser Electronics is the first distributor to stock the FDMF8811 bridge power stage module from ON Semiconductor. The industry’s first 100 V bridge power stage module for half-bridge and full-bridge DC-DC converters, the FDMF8811 module uses high-performance PowerTrench MOSFET technology, which reduces switch ringing
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01/30/2018
New high performance optical sensor head for Yokogawa’s modular optical test platform
The AQ2200-232 is a new high-performance optical sensor head which joins Yokogawa’s existing family of optical power meters modules (AQ2200-215 and AQ2200-221) in the company’s modular optical test platform.   The AQ2200-232 sensor head is used in conjunction with the dual-port AQ2200-202 interface module, and is
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01/30/2018
ON Semiconductor announces strategic partnership with Audi on Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP)
ON Semiconductor announced a strategic relationship with Audi following its selection to become part of the German car maker’s Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP). The goal of the interdisciplinary semiconductor strategy is to foster innovation along with quality and make the latest technologies available
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01/30/2018
R-78S Evaluation Board extends battery lifetime in IoT applications
RECOM’s first evaluation board allows engineers to effortlessly test the functionality of the R-78S switching regulator, which boosts a AA battery or external supply voltage to 3.3V for low power IoT applications. The evaluation board is equipped with several jumper headers measuring input and output current and
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01/30/2018
Würth Elektronik eiSos at embedded world 2018
Würth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, exhibits at embedded world (Nuremberg, February 27 – March 1, 2018). At booth 3-247, one of the biggest in hall 3 of the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, the company presents the smallest components. With numerous new products
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01/30/2018
Programmable DC Electronic Load Integrates Microprocessor Capabilities
The Chroma 6310A Programmable DC Electronic Load integrates microprocessor capabilities into each load module and a mainframe to provide simple and accurate parallel operations to optimize the speed and control among multiple load modules. All load modules may be configured to work synchronously or to test multiple ou
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01/25/2018
Plug Connectors, Switches, Connection Technology – Everything in Stock
The new, expanded catalog of electromechanical components from Würth Elektronik eiSos is available in English and lists information on 12 standard product groups, including many innovations.   All components featured in the catalog can be ordered from stock anytime and no minimum order quantity is
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01/22/2018
Encapsulated and Fully Protected AC/DC Supplies Power Medical, Household, or Industrial Applications up to 30W
The latest RECOM RACM series 18-Watt and 30-Watt AC/DC power supplies, now available at Dengrove Electronic Components, have medical 2-MOPP isolation, come in a compact, IP68-rated, encapsulated, plastic housing, and require no additional external components to meet Class-B emission limits.   The RACM1
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01/22/2018
Toshiba launches small LDO regulator ICs suitable for IoT applications
Toshiba Electronics Europe released the TCR3UG series of small package, low-dropout (LDO) regulators with an output current of 300mA, that are suitable for power management of IoT modules, wearable devices and smartphones.   Design engineers always need to consider the trade-off between the quiescent bias
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01/22/2018
Industrial Grade Liquid Level Switches from SST Support Higher Supply Voltages & Temperatures
Strengthening its widely-used Optomax portfolio of accurate, cost-effective and reliable infra-red (IR) liquid level switches, SST Sensing Ltd. now offers the Optomax Industrial series. These devices offer the same functionality and operational performance as customers have come to expect from standard Optomax switch
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01/22/2018
The LTM®4636 is a 40A-capable μModule® regulator featuring 3D packaging technology, or component-on-package (CoP) to keep it cool - see Figure 1. The body of the device is an overmolded 16mm × 16mm × 1.91mm BGA package with an inductor stacked on top to expose it to cooling airflow. The total package heigh
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01/16/2018
First fully integrated SVID and PVID enabled Voltage Regulator with highest efficiency and smallest solution size
Infineon Technologies introduces the latest Integrated Point-of-Load (IPOL) family which combines ease of use with high power density. It is the industry’s first fully integrated regulator offering PMBUS, SVID and PVID functionality for powering Intel CPU POL rails, chipsets and ASIC/FPGA. With 50 percent space sav
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01/16/2018
Schaffner EMC filter for single phase applications now has DC approval
Schaffner introduces a new series of single-phase filters. The new high-performance filters are an extension to the standard variants of the FN 2070 series and are designed to meet the highest performance demands for single phase filters.   Schaffner FN 2070 filters met the requirements of IEC60939-3 an
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01/16/2018
Welcome to 2018, power aficionados! With all the political, sociological, and ecological instability, it’s good to know you can turn to Power Systems Design for unwavering, uncompromising coverage of that which keeps the world running. And we’re starting the year off with one of the most fundamental of all po
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01/13/2018
The holidays have flown by here, and 2018 is in full swing already. The APEC exhibition at the start of March in San Antonio is the place where every power company wants to be seen, and the whole industry seems to have sprung into action in preparation for it, including the US contingent at PSD. My colleagues in
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01/13/2018
2018: The Year of Wireless Power?
At CES 2018, Powercast unveiled a consumer version of its RF-based wireless charging system, and considering the technology and its implications, we could finally have one of the true Holy Grails of power. Back in August of last year, we interviewed Powercast’s COO/CTO, Dr. Charles Greene, and he elaborated
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01/13/2018
ADI 72V Hybrid Step-Down DC/DC Controller Reduces Solution Size by 50% Compared to Traditional Architectures
Analog Devices announced the Power by Linear LTC7821, an industry first hybrid step-down synchronous controller that merges a switched capacitor circuit with a synchronous step-down controller, enabling up to a 50% reduction in DC/DC converter solution size compared to traditional step-down solutions. This improve
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01/09/2018
Conrad Business Supplies now offers vibration-proof hybrid capacitors from Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe
Conrad Business Supplies has begun to stock Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe’s series of EEH-ZA and EEH-ZC hybrid capacitors. These capacitors combine the advantages of electrolytic capacitors with those made of solid polymer. Their resistance against high temperature and vibration makes the
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01/04/2018