Datalogic, a leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets, used the SPS IPC Drives show, November 25th-27th in Nuremberg, to unveil thier latest technology for the electric automation market. Datalogic, a leader in Industrial Automation, showcased bar code readers, machine vision cameras,
Power plants and grids are stretched to their limits. To ensure the operational safety, critical factors such as "Hot-Spots" inside high voltage transformers, power factor correction capacitors and alternators are monitored. Other possible capabilities are temperature measurement on high voltage distribution
Astute Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, is launching a novel EMI filter technology that can be designed-in or retrofitted into existing connectors very simply, even in the field, providing an effective EMC solution that will survive extreme environmental abuse.
In this episode of PSDtv Maxim Integrated uses a mini beer-mug inscription factory to demonstration advanced production automation solutions for Power Systems Design at electronica
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an updated version of its SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors. Featuring enhanced part selection
2-DTech has developed a closer relationship with The University of Manchester.
2-DTech has further underlined its proactive stance to seeking out new opportunities for graphene through development of a progressively closer relationship with The University of Manchester. To this end the two parties have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them sharing their respective resources
Raytheon UK’s semiconductor business unit in Glenrothes, Scotland
Raytheon UK’s semiconductor business unit in Glenrothes, Scotland, has been selected by a leading automotive manufacturer to develop a Silicon Carbide (SiC) based Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) for use in electric, hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. As experts
In this episode of PSDtv Linear Technology explains a demo of their 90-Watt Power over Ethernet++ solution works for Power Systems Design at electronica 2014.
16-bit dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced from the SPS IPC Drives Conference in Germany a new family of 16-bit dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) with the dsPIC33 "EV" family. This new family provides 5V operation for
Gaia Converter expands its ultra wide input voltage range DC/DC Converters targeting Railway, Transportation & High end industrial applications. The MGDDI-20 Series 12-160V input voltage range is ideal to cover all typical battery/bus voltages at once (24V, 36V, 48V, 72V, 96V, 110V, 125V) with the same device.
LT3790 synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller
Linear Technology announced the LT3790 synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller, delivering up to 250W of power in a single IC. Its 4.7V to 60V input voltage range makes it ideal for a wide variety of automotive and industrial applications. Its output voltage can be set from 0V to 60V, making it well suited as
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments walks through the latest WEBENCH upgrades at electronica 2014 for Power Systems Design. WEBENCH Design Environments are powerful software
Siemens is hitting the road once again – this time to showcase the benefits of Integrated Drive Technology. The SPS IPC Drives on November 25 in Nuremberg marked the launch of the Europe-wide Integrated Drive Systems Roadshow. The tour plan takes in over a dozen European countries and is scheduled to run on
STGAP1S advanced single-channel gate driver
The STGAP1S advanced single-channel gate driver, launched by STMicroelectronics, integrates galvanic isolation with analog and logic circuitry in the same chip to help simplify driver design while ensuring high noise immunity for safe and reliable power control.
STGAP1S is the first
In this episode of PSDtv Analog Devices demonstrates their ADP5090 energy harvesting low-power boost regulator in a solar-based example circuit. The demo also includes a battery
By expanding its integral portfolio of hardware, software and services, Siemens is driving forward the digitalization of industrial automation. Speaking at the SPS IPC Drives 2014, Siemens AG Managing Board Member Klaus Helmrich AG said: "Siemens recognized digitalization as the most powerful lever for
Altera announced that it will demonstrate industrial solutions based on its field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and SoCs at the SPS IPC Drives conference in Nuremberg, Germany, from November 25 to 27. Altera will share how industrial systems designers can use its FPGAs and SoCs to significantly reduce cost
Compact size, cost savings, high-precision – the new ICB-M current sensor from Isabellenhütte satisfies the key battery management criteria for high-voltage batteries in electric and hybrid vehicles. The ICB-M features two mutually independent measurement channels, which are galvanically isolated and have
M-series1200V IGBTs from STMicroelectronics feature advanced trench-gate field-stop technology to save more energy and increase reliability in applications such as solar inverters, welding equipment, uninterruptible power supplies, and industrial motor drives.
With highly optimized
Infineon Technologies expands its discrete IGBT portfolio for high-power applications by introducing the TO-247PLUS package. The new package enables up to 120A IGBT co-packed with a full rated diode in the same footprint and pin-out as JEDEC standard TO-247-3. The TO-247PLUS can be used in industrial applications
Cree, a leading supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, is exhibiting at this year’s Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC 2014), which will take place from December 1st to the 4th in San Antonio, Texas. Attended by leaders in government, industry, and academia, the
In this episode of PSDtv GE Critical Power demonstrates their latest 80--amp Point-of-Load converter at electronica for Power Systems Design. They also demonstrate a high-efficiency
AVX's F38 Series polymer tantalum capacitors
AVX, a leader in passive components and interconnect solutions,
has extended its F38 Series with the addition of the smallest, highest
CV polymer tantalum capacitors available in the industry. Packaged in a
miniature 0603 (1608 metric) M case with an ultra low 0.9mm maximum
INTEPRO Systems, a leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), announced the introduction of its latest line of 1800W modular electronic loads. The ML1800 Series features an 8-inch TFT LCD color display with multiple language selection that is visible across the room. The 6-slot
LTC2983 high performance digital temperature measurement IC
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2983 high performance digital temperature measurement IC which directly digitizes RTDs, thermocouples, thermistors and external diodes with 0.1°C accuracy and 0.001°C resolution. A high performance analog front end combines low noise and low offset buffered ADCs with all
In this episode of PSDtv Micrel describes their latest families of dc/dc power modules at electronica 2014 for Power Systems Design. Included among the demonstrations of their technololgy
Premier Magnetics Fly-Buck transformers
Premier Magnetics, global producer of high-quality magnetic components, has introduced a line of transformers specifically designed to complement the Texas Instruments LM5017 family of Fly-Buck converters. The Premier Magnetics Fly-Buck transformers’ topology and electrical characteristics are designed to
America Semiconductor's DO4 stud devices
America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, announced the availability of a new full series of high-power standard recovery rectifiers in a DO4 package. Offered in stud cathode and stud anode versions, the parts may be ordered with current ratings of from
TDK announced a new series of ultra-compact EPCOS µDC-DC converters featuring a footprint of only 2.9 mm x 2.3 mm and an insertion height of 1 mm. One 6-MHz power switch is embedded in the miniature PCB. The integrated power module saves up to 35 percent of space compared with conventional discrete solutions.
Non-hydro utility-scale energy storage solutions are landing record-setting contracts in multiple regions, marking a transition beyond small-scale ancillary services.
Fast-reacting and flexible energy storage resources can efficiently provide ancillary services to free-up
The outlook for SPS IPS Drives in Nuremberg on November 25–27, 2014, is extremely positive and reaffirms its position as Europe’s leading trade show. Over 1,600 exhibitors from Germany and abroad are expected to showcase their innovations, products and solutions from the field of electric automation.
Switchmode battery chargers are popular choices in applications due to their topology flexibility, multi-chemistry charging, high charging efficiencies which minimize heat to enable fast charge times and wide operating voltage ranges. Nevertheless, some downsides of switching chargers include relatively high
Tony Armstrong, Linear Technology
The use of a standard serial digital bus, for example I2C, enables simple and efficient communications to and from digitally equipped DC/DC converters, and emerging standards like PMBus facilitate component interoperability. Important regulator parameters, including startup characteristics and timing,
In this episode of PSDtv Microchip Technology explains their devices compliant with the new LoRa wireless Intenet of Things infrastructure for Power Systems Design. In the live demo
Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD
One of the problems with the debate over the development and deployment of alternate energy is that people on both sides of the discussion act as if energy delivery is a zero-sum game. Whenever electric cars come up people act as if the end goal is 100% usage of one technology or the other. The same goes for
Various applications such as renewable energy generation and high power drives in the MW range have an increasing demand for high reliable power module concepts addressing the operation in a harsh environment. Next generation designs e.g. of wind turbine inverters need to be more reliable, more compact and less
In this episode of PSDtv Vicor shows their latest PFM AC/DC front ends and high-voltage 380VDC distribution serving a 48VDC factorized board-level power architecture, demonstrating
In this episode of PSDtv Honeywell describes their pressure sensor products for Power Systems Design, with an emphasis on their latest devices with extremely small form factors and
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies
Big Data, a term that seems to encompass many of today’s technology buzzwords including the Internet of Things (IoT), machine to machine (M2M), wireless communication, cloud computing, and more is driving the need for increased bandwidth. Among the problems that became apparent even at 10Gbps is the power
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon demonstrates one of their latest advanced motor-control solutions for Power Systems Design at electronica 2014. With a footprint of 3x3cm, their
Vishay T16 Series wet tantalum capacitors
Vishay’s latest series of tantalum-cased wet tantalum capacitors with glass-to-tantalum hermetic seals is now available at TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The Vishay T16 Series is available in A, B, C and D case codes and provide all the
State energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) outline near- and long-term energy use reduction requirements for utilities and third-party program administrators. EERS play an instrumental role in reducing power-sector emissions growth and could help reduce electricity consumption by as much as 10 percent
X-REL Semiconductor, an innovation leader in high-temperature and high-reliability semiconductors, unveils two new products targeting digital applications in highly demanding markets including aerospace, industrial, hybrid and electric vehicles, transportation, geothermal and oil and gas. The XTR50010 product
AVX has released their latest version of its SpiCalci simulation software
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released their latest version of its SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors. Featuring enhanced part selection
TDK-Lambda Z+ high voltage programmable DC power supply
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 800W model to the TDK-Lambda Z+ series of high voltage programmable DC power supplies. As with the 200W and 400W models, the higher power model is offered with output voltages of up to 160, 320 or 650Vdc (as well as an additional model offering up to 375Vdc),
Components Bureau introduces its Precision range of standard and fully-custom wound components
Components Bureau introduces its Precision range of standard and fully-custom wound components, which includes both high- and low-frequency transformers and inductors, for a wide range of applications, including power supply, lighting, test & measurement and industrial control and automation. The Precision
IAR Systems announced support for the RZ/T1 group from Renesas Electronics Corporation. The RZ/T1 group is a factory automation solution with built-in industrial network functionality for use in industrial control equipment. Thanks to a close relationship with Renesas, IAR Systems supports RZ/T1 on an early
In this episode of PSDtv Exar describes some of their latest technology for Power Systems Design at electronica 2014. The products include new 10-amp and 15-amp modules as well as
EPC GaN transistor half bridge
EPC announces the EPC2105, 80 V enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge. By integrating two eGaN® power FETs into a single device, interconnect inductances and the interstitial space needed on the PCB are eliminated. This increases both efficiency (especially at higher frequencies) and power
In this episode of PSDtv the founding members of the Architects of Modern Power (AMP) consortium, Ericsson, Murata, and CUI, talk with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about
Microchip's high-speed A/D converters in the MCP37DX1-200 and MCP372X1-200 families
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced two families of new high-speed A/D converters in the MCP37DX1-200 and MCP372X1-200 families. These families feature 12-, 14- and 16-bit pipelined A/D converters with a maximum sampling rate of
In this episode of PSDtv TE Connectivity explains their latest High-Current Reflowable Thermal Protection (HCRTP) device to Power Systems Design. Specifically suited to high-power,
Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, storage, and industrial applications, introduced the ACPL-K30T, an optocoupler-based photovoltaic driver device designed to drive high voltage MOSFET and withstand extreme heat for automotive under-the-hood applications.
Altium Limited, a global leader in Electronic Design Automation, native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer) and embedded software development toolkits (TASKING), today announced a partnership with element14 to distribute CircuitStudio, a new easy-to-use PCB Design tool based on Altium technology. CircuitStudio
In this episode of PSDtv Astrodyne explains some of their latest devices for Power Systems Design at electronica 2014, including supplies for military and aerospace applications.
Coilcraft’s XAL15xx Family of rugged, magnetically-shielded power inductors
Coilcraft’s XAL15xx family of rugged, magnetically-shielded power inductors are offered in two versions - one providing saturation current ratings up to 111 Amps and the other offering inductance values as high as 33 µH - delivering the highest levels of performance in the smallest possible space.
Jonathan Tucker of Keithley
In this PSDcast Jonathan Tucker of Keithley talks to Alix Paultre about the pressures and challenges the increasing complexity of systems and the means to test them presents to the electronic design engineer. To address sone of these challenges, Keithley recently introduced the Model 2460 SourceMeter Source
TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading developer of motor and motion control technologies, revealed its latest patent-pending technology for stepper motors. Dubbed stealthChop, the new technology significantly reduces the noise of conventional stepper motor operation.
Motors operating at low speed exhibit
KEMET has revealed its plans for Electronica this November, launching their latest tantalum capacitor families while also showcasing advanced high-performance ceramic capacitors. These new products are expected to further strengthen the company’s market position as the engineer’s choice for capacitors, filters,
Model 2460 SourceMeter Source Measure Unit
Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced the Model 2460 SourceMeter Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instrument, the company’s latest benchtop SMU instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface (GUI). The Model 2460 offers users higher
Tollgrade Communications, an industry leader in redefining the standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced the availability of its LightHouse® Medium Voltage (MV) Power Sensor for Europe. European grid operators are under increasing pressure
IGBT modules for high power industrial applications
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced a comprehensive family of IGBT modules for high power industrial applications including motor drive inverters, switch mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar inverters and welding.
The trend towards greater complexity and flexibility, decentralized production systems, convergence, and not least the "Internet of things" require new approaches and intelligent communication in the production area. At SPS IPC Drives, Europe's leading exhibition for electric automation (Nuremberg,
At electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany from November 11th to the 14th, Maxim Integrated Products will showcase several new and innovative solutions for the industrial and medical markets.
Improving the Accuracy of Flow Metering for Utilities
Operating for up to 20 years on
GE’s Critical Power business introduced its UDXS0606 and UVXS0606 non-isolated point-of-load (POL) power modules. These DC-DC board-mounted units extend GE’s DualDLynx* product family and offer up to 25% reduction in board space usage compared to previous and competing solutions.
The new dual
Record-breaking efficacy of >200 lm/W achieved with a green full conversion phosphor solution
The “Hi-Q-LED” project funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has made pioneering advances with green LEDs, greatly diminishing what is known as the “green gap” phenomenon – the significant drop in efficacy in the green spectral range. The result is a green-emitting
TE Connectivity will be at booth #4046 at the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2014
TE Connectivity will be at booth #4046 at the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2014 to show TE’s latest innovations in high-performance connector technology. With the new high current electrical systems on engines in Formula One and Le Mans cars, many teams have struggled with electromagnetic interference
INTEPRO SYSTEMS, market leaders in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), announce the introduction of their new ML1800 Series of 1800W modular electronic loads. The ML1800 features an 8-inch TFT LCD colour display with multiple language selection that is visible across the room. The
AOZ3103 high-efficiency synchronous buck regulator
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor , a designer, developer and
supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs,
announced the release of the fifth generation EZBuck with the
AOZ3103, a high efficiency, simple-to-use synchronous buck regulator,
with an operating input
Piotr Weglicki of Freescale
In this PSDcast Piotr Weglicki of Freescale talks to Alix Paultre on power management in digital networking. Digital networks, be they for communications, datacom, or the growing Internet of Things and Smart Grid, have energy management considerations beyond simple electrical supply. Performance, thermal management,
TO-247 4 Kelvin-Sense package
Infineon Technologies expands its IGBT offering by introducing a novel variant of the popular TO-247 package. The new TO-247 4 Kelvin-Sense package addresses the need for increased power density and space saving in applications striving for high efficiency. When used together with Infineon’s TRENCHSTOP™
NCS3651x family of system-on-chip (SoC) transceivers
ON Semiconductor is using this year’s European Utility Week Exhibition and Conference as the forum to launch an important product family that supports high-performance, reliable and efficient communications for the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart metering applications. The NCS3651x family of system-on-chip
TMC5130 single-axis stepper motor control IC with integrated MOSFET motor drive
TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading developer of motor and motion control technologies, announced their latest single-axis stepper motor control IC with integrated MOSFET motor drive that delivers the highest voltage and current specs in the companys integrated stepper control and driver product line. The new
Erik Christian of Tollgrade
in this PSDcast Erik Christian, VP Smart Grid at Tollgrade Communications, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about providing oversight and management of grid funtionality. Tollgrade’s LightHouse MV Power Sensors claim to be the first battery-free, ‘all-in-one’ Smart Grid Sensor capable of monitoring
Cree, a leading supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, has introduced the industry’s first GaN transistor for tropospheric scatter (troposcatter) communications applications rated for 200W continuous wave (CW) and 4.4—5.0GHz operation. The new CGHV50200F GaN high
LT8609 2A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator
Linear Technology announced the LT8609 a 2A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator. A novel synchronous rectification topology delivers 93% efficiency while switching at 2MHz, enabling designers to avoid critical noise-sensitive frequency bands such as AM radio while providing a highly compact
The U.S. Army has partnered with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army's portfolio. If all nine of the Army Net Zero Energy Installation (NZEI)
Furthering Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s entrepreneurial vision for education in New York State, the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) announced that Eonix, a clean energy startup born at SUNY Poly and led by CNSE graduate students, has been awarded
The 15 boxes in this image show the simulated intensity of spin excitations in 15 iron-based materials, including iron compounds that are high-temperature superconductors (images d–h). The x axis shows the momentum of the spin excitation in selected locations of 3D space, and the y axis shows the energy measured in electron volts (eV). The color code indicates the intensity of spin excitations with a given energy and momentum
Researchers studying iron-based superconductors are combining novel electronic structure algorithms with the high-performance computing power of the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to predict spin dynamics, or the ways electrons orient and correlate
TDK CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs
TDK has expanded its CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs based on NP0 ceramics and claims the industry’s broadest portfolio of NP0 products in terms of voltage range and capacitance range. The updated lineup of NP0 types, which feature a temperature coefficient of 0 and a tolerance of ±30 ppm/K up to +150