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Industrial Applications

April 2013
Counterfeit power systems
We all know there is a counterfeiting problem when it comes to many components, semiconductors, and ICs, but this problem also extends into the macro power world.
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04/30/2013
Multi-axis motion and machine control system can operate as an EtherCAT slave
ACS Motion Control, a manufacturer of advanced multi-axis motion and machine control solutions, has developed a unique addition to the SPiiPlus EtherCAT® Control Solution family. The UDMpc is a line
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04/30/2013
Texas Instruments announced several design updates to TI E2ETM Community, its popular engineer-to-engineer online design community that now connects more than 120,000 engineers. TI has expanded
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04/30/2013

Board-level contact system provides maximum wire stability & retention
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a unique new surface-mount, single-poke, dual-beam boxed contact system designed to enable simple, reliable,
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04/29/2013
Evaluation board provides electromagnetic compatibility protection
Analog Devices and Bourns have co-developed the first externally-certified EMC-compliant interface design tool for RS-485 circuits to protect against electromagnetic compatibility events in industrial
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04/26/2013
Mentor Graphics announced release of the Mentor® Embedded SourceryTM CodeBench Virtual Edition product, a native software environment for developing embedded systems pre- and post-silicon.
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04/26/2013
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced it has further simplified the MCU design process with the launch of its integrated development tools platform,
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04/26/2013
Stainless-steel power resistors operate to +250°C
Vishay Intertechnology presents the new VSGR series for applications in extreme environments. The stainless steel power resistors come with high power capability up to 20kW at 40°C and a high operating
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04/26/2013
Open-frame 375W power supply targets industrial, entertainment, and outdoor lighting
Luso Electronics Distribution announced availability of the XL375LED constant current 375W AC-DC power supply family from N2Power. The new power supplies are designed to drive strings of LEDs in high-power
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04/26/2013
Tantalum SMT capacitors perform in applications up to 200°C
KEMET announced its new T500 High Temperature MnO2 Series of tantalum surface mount capacitors. The T500 Series is a high temperature product that offers optimum performance characteristics in applications
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04/26/2013
Amantys Power Insight technology deployed by EMEF to increase train availability time
Amantys® and EMEF (Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário, S.A), the leading operator in the Portuguese railway maintenance sector, has announced the deployment of Amantys Power InsightTMtechnology
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04/25/2013
IVM, a leading vending management and automated supply distribution company, announced an agreement with Innovolt® Inc., where IVM will purchase Innovolt's products and license its technology
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04/25/2013
Moisture-resistant DC-DC converter delivers 1W with 88% efficiency
Murata released their MTE1 series of isolated 1 Watt single output DC-DC converters. Suitable for a broad range of industrial and automation applications, these highly efficient units, up to 88%,
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04/24/2013
Power distribution systems
In this PSDcast we talk to Dave Proli of Marway about power and power distribution. Marway Power Solutions designs and manufactures innovative, end-to-end, power distribution solutions for mission
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04/23/2013
Eltek announced the signing of a frame agreement for hybrid power solutions with Caterpillar Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of high-speed diesel generator sets and engines. The contract
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04/23/2013
Eltek, a leader in high-efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications, and renewable energy projects, announced the addition of the modular IBB-250 wall mount (WM) DC power
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04/22/2013
SMPS stacked MLC capacitors are MIL-PRF-49470-qualified
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded the voltage and capacitance range of its MIL-PRF-49470-qualified SMPS Series stacked
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04/22/2013
Micrel, an industry leader in high-performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced the MIC826 +/-0.5 percent accuracy voltage supervisor, with manual
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04/18/2013
Two years ago, Yole De?veloppement said "The SiC industry is not a niche market anymore." With its SiC technology & market analysis update arriving in May 2013, the French technology
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04/18/2013
Orion Fans develops fans resistant to salt fog & spray
Orion Fans, a leading manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC fans, fan trays and accessories, has designed a series of AC and DC fans tested to tough environmental conditions, including
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04/17/2013
Cable drop compensator corrects remote load regulation errors without sense wires
Linear Technology released the LT6110 cable drop compensator, a device that improves voltage regulation at remote loads without the need for Kelvin sense wires. The LT6110, a new component for
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04/17/2013
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04/16/2013
Many high power systems require the use of a hot-swap device to safely control of the inrush currents at powerup and provide fault protection. These circuits are commonly found in systems such as servers, network switches, redundant-array-of-independent-disk (RAID) storage, and other forms of communications
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04/15/2013
Considering that almost 60 percent of total electric energy produced worldwide is used to run motors of every size, shape and efficiency, the adoption of variable speed drives can save as much as 70 percent of energy costs by controlling the speed of the load. New energy efficiency standards for compressors
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04/15/2013
HP introduces its latest HP Basic Power Distribution Units (PDU). HP Basic PDUs are designed for simple installation, reliability, and cost-effective power distribution. HP Basic PDUs provide
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04/15/2013
KEMET expands its polymer hermetic seal (PHS) tantalum capacitor portfolio
KEMET Corporation announced its release of 75 volt product extensions for the T550 Polymer Hermetic Seal (PHS) Series of tantalum through-hole capacitors. With its benign failure mode, T550 PHS Series
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04/15/2013
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects today announced consolidation of its manufacturing activities for industrial
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04/15/2013
SmartPower Stackâ„¢ is presented as the industry's first fully integrated,
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04/12/2013
Gefran taps John Rylands to be business development manager, power control products
Gefran announced that John Rylands has been named Business Development Manager, Power Control Products for North America. John will be responsible for all strategic planning, marketing, and sales
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04/11/2013
Toshiba begins volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power devices
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, in anticipation of growing demand for industrial and automotive applications. Production is at Toshiba's
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04/11/2013
Using laminated bus bars and plates, FCI's power distribution systems are engineered for easy connectivity and designed to save space, lower costs and provide pluggable modularity to allow equipment
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04/10/2013
ArcelorMittal's steel plant in Saldanha, the single largest electricity consumer in the Western Cape, participated in an Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project that has resulted in a remarkable
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04/08/2013
Anglia Components has signed a UK and Ireland distribution agreement with leading UK manufacturer CamdenBoss covering its full range of enclosures, interconnects, and components. Under the agreement,
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04/08/2013
Resettable PPTC devices provide fast overcurrent protection
The PPTC (Polymer Positive Temperature Coefficient) resistor series from Littelfuse provides ultra-low internal resistance, ultra-low voltage drop and minimal power dissipation. Thus, it is ideal
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04/08/2013
Latching relay suits smart meter and UPS applications
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, discrete, connector and electromechanical components, announces the availability of a new relay from TE Connectivity. The Power Latching Relay EW80
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04/08/2013
Buck-boost charge pump offers low conducted and radiated noise
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3245, a versatile 250mA high voltage buck-boost charge pump that uses switched-capacitor fractional conversion to maintain regulation over a wide range
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04/08/2013
Reconfigurable DC arc detect solution presented as first fully-programmable available
Texas Instruments introduced the RD-195, believed to be the industry's first fully programmable DC arc detect reference solution. The makes it faster and easier for designers to address a growing
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04/08/2013
At their booth at APEC, Mike Brubaker, the CTO of SBE, a leading developer
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04/08/2013
The trouble with technology
We have all been violently reminded over the recent decades how the automation and information revolutions are changing society and how we make things and do business. Entire multi-billion-dollar
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04/05/2013
Rugged illuminated SMT switch provides tactile feedback
Combining a consistent light output with an excellent tactile feel and a clear audible haptic confirmation, the K8 Series of illuminated tactile switches from C&K Components offer several novel features
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04/05/2013
EPC releases eGaN FET development board
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduced the EPC9010 development board to make it easier for engineers to start designing with a 100 V enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field
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04/03/2013
Innovolt®, an industry-leading provider of intelligent electronics management technology, announced a relationship with Graybar to distribute Innovolt's technology through the company's North American
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04/02/2013
New IEEE power relay committee Chair
In this PSDcast we talk to Roger Hedding of ABB, recently named Chair of IEEE's Power Systems Relay Committee about power, design, and the IEEE. Roger is an IEEE senior member, having joined IEEE's
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04/02/2013
Ryan Huff, a Senior Applications Engineer at Linear Technology, explains
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04/01/2013
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