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DC/DC Converters Contribute to Safe Assisted Driving
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. –  ROHM announced the availability of the BD9S series (BD9S400MUF-C, BD9S300MUF-C, BD9S200MUF-C, BD9S100NUX-C, BD9S000NUX-C). This series of automotive synchronous secondary buck DC/DC converters have a high reliability and low power consumption in a compact form factor with
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09/20/2018
(De Pere, Wis.) Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC (B&W MEGTEC) has launched a complete lithium-ion battery electrode manufacturing line in an operating layout that improves flexibility, quality, cost-effectiveness, and speed-to-market. Matched to meet application-specific production requirements,
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09/19/2018
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09/19/2018

Remote Control System Simplifies Industrial Rail Operations
WARREN, OHIO - Laird Controls has developed a portable remote control system that allows one rail operator to easily and efficiently move locomotives throughout the rail operation. By enabling a single worker to pilot a locomotive, as opposed to three people in a work crew, the Transport QC
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09/18/2018
San Diego, CA — Express Logic has announced that its industrial-grade X-Ware IoT Platform—powered by the industry-leading ThreadX RTOS—now supports the TrustZone for ARMv8-M technology-based Microchip SAM L11 microcontrollers. IoT devices almost always require an RTOS and network connectivity.
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09/18/2018
Extremely Small and Fast: Laser Ignites Hot Plasma

With the aid of the powerful X-ray free-electron laser at SLAC in California, HZDR researchers were able to investigate the plasma processes on the small scales of a few nanometers and femtoseconds on which the turbulent laser interaction with the particles to be accelerated takes place.

When light pulses from an extremely powerful laser system are fired onto material samples, the electric field of the light rips the electrons off the atomic nuclei. For fractions of a second, a plasma is created. The electrons couple with the laser light in the process, thereby almost reaching the speed of light.
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09/18/2018
Network Fuse Enhances Safety of Electronic Equipment
CHICAGO —Littelfuse, Inc. introduced the 40mA PICO 242 Series Hazardous Area Barrier Network Fuse, which supports designing barrier circuits for intrinsic safety products to prevent fires and explosions in dangerous atmospheres. The fuse prevents electronic equipment used in hazardous locations
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09/17/2018
Condensation enhancement: Practical Energy and Water Applications

(A) Dropwise condensation on a hydrophobic plain surface. (B) Filmwise condensation on a hydrophilic plain surface. (C) Sucking flow condensation on a hi-mesh surface consisting of the droplet-to-film coalescence and film-to-droplet sucking flow for efficient surface refreshing and droplet growth. (D) Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image of the hi-mesh surface consisting of woven mesh wires bonded onto a copper substrate. (E) SEM image showing the high-density nanostructures covering the mesh wires and substrate. (F) Time-lapse sucking flow condensation figures on the hi-mesh surface. (G) Sustaining enhanced condensation heat transfer on the hi-mesh surfaces.

Condensation heat transfer plays an essential role in the efficiency of various energy-intensive industrial technologies including power generation, energy utilization, water desalination and harvesting, air-conditioning, and thermal management of electronics. It is well known that dropwise condensation on the
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09/17/2018
A Novel Approach of Improving Battery Performance

Schematic representation of the preparation process and electrochemical behavior of LixSi-modified lithium foil.

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST, has introduced a novel technology that promises to significantly boost the performance of lithium metal batteries, a promising candidate for the next generation of rechargeable batteries. The study also validates the principle of enhanced battery performance via the real-time
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09/17/2018
30-Foot Tool Tap Cord Reel With 5-20R GFCI Receptacles
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics released a 30-foot 8/3 SOOW cord reel with a tool tap for non-hazardous industrial locations that is rated for 20 amps and operates on 120 volts. This reel features four GFCI receptacles and flat surface mounting. The GAU-CR-30-8.3-125V-KLG-4X20A from Larson Electronics
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09/17/2018
Growing Computers in Petri Dishes

In the research, images of handwritten digits will be encoded into what are called 'spike train stimuli,' similar to a two-dimensional bar code. The encoding of the spike train will then be optically applied to a group of networked in vitro neurons with optogenetic labels.

Will the computers of tomorrow be manufactured, or will they be cultivated? This question lies at the heart of new research from Lehigh University that aims to engineer a neural network--a computer system modeled on the human brain and nervous system--from actual living cells, and program it to compute
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09/14/2018
A Serial Gas Turbine Engine With a 3D-Printed Combustion Chamber

Tested combustion chambers as a component of a serial SGTE is one of the starting stages of the project on creation of a series of new gas turbine drives for energy units with capacity of 400 kW working on biofuel.

Samara University scholars tested one of the key details of aviation gas turbine engine, i.e. combustion chamber "grown" with the help of 3D-printing. It was set and tested on a production model of a small gas turbine engine TA-8 (SGTE) used as an auxiliary power unit of aircraft TU-134. "We
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09/14/2018
FEFU Young Scientists Developing Laser Equipment Materials
Ceramic heterostructures for optical and microelectronic devices will provide the supremacy in such fields like range findings, optical communications, data laser processing and recording. Work is carrying out under the grant support of the Russian foundation for basic research (RFBR). Young scientists
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09/13/2018
PSDcast â€
In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re talking to Michael Hrabina from FEIG Electronics about the perks of RFID for automated vehicle identification. You can download the white paper, "Enhance Security While Saving Costs of Vehicle Identification in Parking," here:
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09/13/2018
15 & 30 Watt Power Supplies Feature Extended Temperature Ranges
TRACO POWER is proud to announce the release of their TPP 15A-D and TPP 30A-D series of medical & industrial approved 15 and 30 watt PCB-mount, open-frame power supplies measuring only 1.50 x 1.00 x 0.80” (15W) or 2.74 x 1.36 x 0.95” (30W) featuring an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to
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09/11/2018
10kW High Power DC Programmable Laboratory Power Supply
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection, a Bel group company, announces the TSR10, a robust, high power 10 kW, DC programmable laboratory power supply. The TSR10 is a 3U, 19” rack mounted precision power supply which delivers clean and stable DC power, with operation allowed on any load from short-
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09/11/2018
 Chassis Mount Ac-Dc Power Supplies in Low Profile Metal Case

CUI’s Power Group today announced a new line of compact, chassis mount ac-dc power supplies housed in an enclosed metal case.

The VGS‑B series offers power ratings from 35 to 350 W with low 30 mm profiles and compact packages as small as 99 x 82 x 30 mm (3.89 x 3.22 x 1.18 in). Delivering no-load power consumption as low as 0.3 W and an operating temperature range of -20 to +70°C, these rugged, metal enclosed power modules are ideal
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09/11/2018
Desktop medical & ITE 36-65-Watt power supplies

XP Power is launching its cost-effective AKM36/AKM45/AKM65 series of desktop AC-DC power supplies rated at 36W, 45W and 65W.

The supplies are aimed at the healthcare, ITE and industrial markets. All versions meet the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Level VI and EU CoC Tier 2 energy efficiency requirements while offering 2 x MOPP medical-grade isolation and very low no-load power consumption. AC input for all versions
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09/11/2018
 Analog Devices at European Microwave Week

ADI’s stand at EuMW2018 will provide demonstrations and exhibits on RF, microwave and millimeter wave designs at every frequency from DC to over 100 GHz.

ADI’s stand (#135) at EuMW2018 (September 25th - 27th) will host the first public demonstration of several significant products released to the market in recent weeks, advancing the state-of-the-art in areas such as 5G communications, phased-array RADAR and software-configurable radio. 5G transceivers
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09/11/2018
TRACO POWER Group opens TRACO POWER France

TRACO POWER Group opens TRACO POWER France

Having worked for 30 years in the power supply industry in strategic positions of engineering and sales positions, he aims to make TRACO POWER the undisputed leader of DC/DC and AC/DC power conversion products in the region.
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09/11/2018
TIs’ LMG1020 low-side GaN driver now shipping from Mouser

TIs’ LMG1020 low-side GaN driver now shipping from Mouser

The single, low-side driver enables efficient, high-performance designs in speed-critical applications such as LiDAR, time-of-flight laser drivers, facial recognition, augmented reality, and class E wireless chargers.
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09/11/2018
The device contains all the necessary components that would otherwise have take up extra space on the circuit board - and all in the same size socket as before. Integral transformers
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09/11/2018
New models in Traco Power TPP 100 / TPP 150 series
The two new power supplies feature;   Extended operating temperature range –25°C to +85°C
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09/11/2018
 Maintenance-free Supercap energy storage for modular DC UPS
The two new DC UPS modules Bicker UPSI-1208 (12VDC) and Bicker UPSI-2406 (24VDC) are available in combination with the maintenance-free Supercap energy storage units Bicker BP-SUC (up to 3.6 kJ). The supplied DC consumers are reliably protected against power failures, flicker or voltage fluctuations in unstable
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09/11/2018
Resistors Offer Pulse Power Handling up to 3500 Watts
RALEIGH, NC - Stackpole is now stocking the MLFA AEC compliant metal film melf resistors. The MLFA is available in a 0.4W rated 0204 size in the MLFA25 and a 1W rated 0207 size in the MLFA1. The MLFA has exceptional stability demonstrated over life, biased humidity, and short time overload testing. In addition,
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09/11/2018
RALEIGH, N.C. … Data center and network infrastructure is the critical backbone enabling a connected world. In today’s mixed environment of on-premises and cloud solutions, energy and power management play a significant role in quality, reliability and optimized asset utilization. Eaton
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09/10/2018
Safety Network Controller Supports Two Industrial Safety Networks
Hoffmann Estates, IL. – The CIP Safety networking protocol has gained popularity among industrial robot manufacturers thanks to its ability to enhance flexibility and facilitate advancements in the industrial internet of things (IIoT). This protocol is now supported by a new version of the NX-series safety
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09/10/2018
Robot Can Pick Up Any Object After Inspecting It

Manuelli uses the DON system and Kuka robot to grasp a cup.

Humans have long been masters of dexterity, a skill that can largely be credited to the help of our eyes. Robots, meanwhile, are still catching up. Certainly there's been some progress: for decades robots in controlled environments like assembly lines have been able to pick up the same object over and over again. More
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09/10/2018
Explosion-Proof Motion and Light Sensor
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC has announced the release of an explosion proof motion sensor approved for Class I, Division 1 and 2, Class II, Divisions 1 and 2, and Class III locations. This motion sensor has adjustable sensitivity and time delay after motion, able to power lights and other equipment
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09/10/2018
Emergency LED Fixture Produces a Total of 99 Lumens
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC announced the release of a new explosion proof LED exit sign light with a remote head approved for use in Class I, Class II and Class III locations. This emergency fixture produces a total of 99 lumens and operates for at least 90 minutes during a power outage, making this
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09/06/2018
Pushing 'Print' on Large-Scale Piezoelectric Materials

Atomic force microscopy imaging of 2D GaPO4 and piezoelectric measurements at varying applied voltages

--First ever large-scale 2D surface deposition of piezoelectric material --Simple, inexpensive technique opens new fields for piezo-sensors & energy harvesting Researchers have developed a revolutionary method to 'print' large-scale sheets of two dimensional piezoelectric material, opening
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09/06/2018
Thermography System Provides Precision Temperature Mapping
NORWOOD, Mass. - Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) is pleased to announce the addition of tvLYT to its line of liquid crystal and surface thermography systems. tvLYT is a high-resolution liquid crystal thermography system that provides a cost-effective and portable solution for precision temperature
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09/06/2018
Grant Aims Students Toward Next-Gen Bioelectronics

A graphic shows steps to bioelectronics.

A team of cross-discipline collaborators at Rice University has received a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) research traineeship grant to start a graduate-level bioelectronics program. Bioelectronics is a developing field that promises to revolutionize interactions between living and electronic
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09/05/2018
SiTime and Bosch Accelerate Innovation in MEMS Timing for 5G and IoT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – SiTime Corporation and Bosch announced a strategic technology partnership to accelerate innovation in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) timing. SiTime will work with Bosch to develop processes for next-generation MEMS resonator products. These MEMS resonators are the heartbeat
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09/04/2018
Ultra-High Reliability Power Supplies in a Compact Housing
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking Phoenix Contact’s new low-wattage QUINT Power Supplies. The newest members of the QUINT Power family deliver ultra-high reliability in a compact
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09/04/2018
Rolling out the Red Carpet for Test and Measurement
Football, pumpkin spice lattes, and back to school – it’s the September issue of Power Systems Design! By the time you read this, you may have heard our PSDcast on a rather unique 3D-printing
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09/04/2018
Testing Times
Welcome to the September edition of Power System Design. I hope you managed to have a nice summer break and are ready for a busy backend to the year. Since this year is an electronica year, it is destined to be a lot busier than normal. Myself, I managed to get away for a couple of weeks to Tenerife. It was
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09/04/2018
End of an Era for Silicone Transformer Fluids?

Figure 1: Fire Safety

Silicone oil has been used to cool transformers since PCBs were found to be harmful to humans and the environment, but are there better alternatives now? Glancing back to the 1970s, those of us in the power sector can remember when Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)were the cooling liquid of choice
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09/04/2018
Realizing the Full Potential of Wireless Charging

Figure 1: Wireless charging could soon be a part of everyday furniture

Wireless power is a technology whose time has come. The major phones from leading vendors now offer contactless charging, including Apple’s iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus mobile digital devices, and Samsung’s Galaxy S 8 mobile digital device. Analyst IHS Markit says that 500 million devices with wireless
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09/04/2018
As Geometries Get Smaller, Keeping Up is Harder
There were two stories on the news recently that show both the potential for smaller and smaller electronics, and at the same time how hard it is to bring those designs to fruition. Firstly, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), led by Professor Thomas Schimmel, have developed a single atom
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09/04/2018
1080p HD Security Camera with Explosion Proof LED Light
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics announced the release of an explosion proof combination camera light fixture that features 10x optical and 62x digital zoom. This 1080p HD resolution camera is remotely mounted allowing operators to view live feed from tanks, reactors and vessels from a centralized control room.
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Date:
09/04/2018
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