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Industrial Applications

August 2013
Linear's Afshin Odabaee on board-level power
In this PSDcast, Afshin Odabaee of Linear Technology talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the issues involved in board-level power, and some of the solutions Linear has developed to
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08/31/2013
Abracon, a leading supplier of frequency control and magnetic components, extends its Bluetooth product portfolio with the feature-rich ABBTM-NVC series of Bluetooth modules. "Designed as total turnkey
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08/29/2013
Phoenix Contact's PLUSCON circular connectors now available through TTI
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks the PLUSCON circular connector series from Phoenix Contact. The new components are
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08/28/2013

Molex expands its Stac64 connector family with a 14-Circuit hybrid system
Molex further expands its Stac64™ product family with the introduction of a 14-circuit hybrid connection system. The Stac64 hybrid system is comprised of a 14-circuit hybrid receptacle connector and
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08/28/2013
Metallized Carbon appoints Roxanne Andrian quality assurance manager
Metallized Carbon has appointed Roxanne Andrian to fill the position of Quality Assurance Manager to oversee the operations of the Quality Assurance department, and ensure that all products produced
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08/27/2013
Solve your engineering challenges, register for NIDays 2013
For the first time ever, the NIDays graphical system design conference is coming to four major US cities this fall: Boston, Chicago, San Jose, and Washington, DC. NIDays 2013 is a free, full-featured
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08/27/2013
Maxim Integrated's
Designers now have a way to reduce power, system cost, and size for programmable logic controller (PLC) digital-input subsystems, with the Corona (MAXREFDES12#) reference design by Maxim Integrated
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08/27/2013
TURCK's rugged overmolded Mil-Spec cordsets handle harsh applications
TURCK's overmolded Mil-Spec cordsets for rugged applications offer a robust connectivity solution and are 100 percent factory tested to ensure optimal performance for applications in harsh environments,
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08/27/2013
Linear's  low-noise 60V zero-drift operational amplifier claims widest dynamic range
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2057HV, a zero-drift amplifier featuring self-calibrating circuitry that provides high DC precision and stability over changes in temperature, time, input range
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08/26/2013
Talking about linear power supplies with Acopian
In this PSDcast, Acopian's Chief Engineer, Mark Wilkins and their Sales & Marketing Director, Alex Karapetian talk to Power Systems Design about linear power supplies and how they aren't going
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08/23/2013
Linear's configurable 2A μModule regulator is protected against input surges up to 60V
Linear Technology introduced the LTM8050, 2A μModule® regulator that is protected against input surges up to 60V and can be configured as a step-down or an inverting (i.e., negative output) converter.
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08/23/2013
Rugged 3kW AC/DC power supply accepts 480Vac 3-phase Input
The HVI 3K series of AC/DC power supplies from Absopulse was designed for applications that require 3-phase, high voltage ac-inputs. These 3kW units are typically used in industrial plants, power
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08/23/2013
Sprecher + Schuh's disconnect switches are rated up to 1200A and can be operated at up to 600V.
Sprecher + Schuh's L11 Series of Disconnect Switches now includes 100 to 800 Amp fusible switches, and 100 to 1200 amp non-fusible switches. The L11 series is suitable as a service entrance disconnect
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08/22/2013
Talking about thermistors with Ametherm
In this PSDcast, Mehdi Samii of Ametherm talks about the role of passives, thermistors in particular, and their important role on the board. High inrush current can be produced when equipment is
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08/22/2013
TI nano-power system timers slash power consumption up to 80%
Texas Instruments introduced two programmable system timers that significantly reduce system standby power consumption. The TPL5000 with watchdog timer and TPL5100 with MOS driver draw only 30 nA
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08/22/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Tapko Technologies, a leader in KNX solutions for home and building control, have
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08/22/2013
AIST researchers create a novel Tunnel FET architecture with potential to substantially improve device performance
The tunnel field-effect transistor (tunnel FET) is a transistor that is based on electron tunneling and that, in principle, can switch on and off at lower voltages than the operation voltage of the
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08/22/2013
The largest research project in Europe for researching and developing highly integrated system-in-package solutions has been successfully completed. The ESiP (Efficient Silicon Multi-Chip System-in-Package
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08/21/2013
TTI increases scale and scope of European connector assembly plant
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has significantly increased both the scale and scope of its European connector assembly service.
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08/20/2013
Management team expands at PPE
Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), one of the world's leading manufacturers of high performance molded elastomer seals has appointed Lawrence Aldridge as operational excellence manager following
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08/20/2013
Ametherm gets UL recognition for MegaSurge inrush current limiting NTC thermistors
Ametherm announced that its MegaSurge series of inrush current limiting NTC thermistors has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. In addition to recognition per UL file number E209153,
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08/20/2013
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an updated version of its SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap®) capacitor simulation software, which
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08/19/2013
NSIC cheers participation of small and medium sized companies at LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA
LASER WORLD of PHOTONICS INDIA 2013 is supported among others by the Indian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DEITY) and the
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08/19/2013
Once upon a time, to be an engineer who spent time trying to reduce power consumption meant you were either a power supply designer, or worked in the few application spaces that needed high-efficiency
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08/18/2013
Transient thermal resistance (Zth) of power modules determined by simulation and measurement.

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Fig. 1. Comparison of measurement with FEM-Simulation and calculation results

The transient thermal resistance (Zth) of a power module describes a key performance that is used to estimate the maximum output current for transient loads. It can also be used to calculate the temperature
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08/16/2013
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:VLTR) for $23 per share, which represents a 55% premium
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08/16/2013
To increase prominence and enhance networking opportunities, productronica 2013 is strengthening its focus on the topics of circuit boards and electronic manufacturing services with a successful platform
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08/15/2013
High visitor satisfaction noted from PCIM 2013
The 7,883 visitors (from 53 different countries) were very satisfied with PCIM Europe 2013, according to the final analysis. Thanks to the exhibitor variety and the huge topic diversity, 95% of all
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08/15/2013
Keithley's new SMU instrument sports an interactive touchscreen
In this PSDcast, John Tucker of Keithley Instruments talks to Power Systems Design about Keithley's Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU Instrument, which combines intuitive touchscreen and icon-based
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08/15/2013
AMETEK announced that it has acquired Controls Southeast, a leading manufacturer of custom-engineered thermal solutions, from Industrial Growth Partners for approximately $160 million. Based near
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08/14/2013
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), a leading innovator of selective brush plating technology and solutions, has launched a new corporate identity and website showcasing the full range of its industry-leading
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08/14/2013
Vector Software, a leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, announced that it has re-certified its VectorCAST embedded software
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08/14/2013
Acopian Infinity AC/DC linear power supplies provided in application-specific and standard modules
Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom, standard and modified-standard power supplies, significantly expanded the array of options on their "Infinity" Series of
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08/14/2013
Mouser Electronics is now offering highly-integrated temperature sensing solutions from Texas Instruments that will help speed the design cycle for the next generation of temperature sensors.
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08/14/2013
Molex Incorporated recently launched a Spanish -language version of its website, providing customers in Spanish speaking regions with ready access to valuable product and industry information. The
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08/13/2013
Harwin expands range of mixed technology hi-rel connectors
Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has broadened the range of its Datamate Mix-Tek mixed-technology connector series that is available as standard off-the-shelf
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08/13/2013
Vishay's Power Metal Strip meter shunt resistors now available from TTI
Vishay's latest Power Metal Strip® meter shunt resistors WSMS2906 and WSBS8518 feature a proprietary processing technique that produces extremely low resistance values for increased accuracy in numerous
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08/13/2013
Leveraging augmented reality in infrastructure management
In This PSDcast all talk about the coming smart(er) grid, but not many people talk about how we will manage and maintain it. FuelFX, is a Houston-based design firm that provides cutting-edge strategic,
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08/12/2013
Temperature controller provides user-friendly accessibility and data retrieval
The RoHS-compliant 5R7-570(A) from Oven Industries is a open board temperature controller is specifically de-signed with a proportional integral control algorithm to pro-vide the most precise control
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08/12/2013
FPTTA system combines fiber and power in a single solution
Talley a leading distributor of wireless infrastructure, communications and mobile products, offers a fiber-plus-power system that bundles all signal and power cabling elements required for installing
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08/12/2013
Rochester re-introduces the DM7440N from National Semiconductor
Rochester Electronics, a fully-authorized manufacturer and distributor for mature and discontinued semiconductors, has been licensed by National Semiconductor (acquired by Texas Instruments) to continue
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08/12/2013
DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials and IQLP, a division of Interplex Industries, announced their ongoing efforts to further develop and refine liquid crystal polymer (LCP) thin-film technology for
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08/12/2013
Atego announced the availability of a PTC solution that integrates the comprehensive systems and software lifecycle management capabilities of PTC Integrity™ software with the Atego Artisan Studio®
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08/12/2013
Putting a test case for integrity management
Widely-publicized catastrophic failures of forged materials in deepwater applications have called into question the structural integrity of such products and focused industry attention on the need
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08/12/2013
The share of international exhibitors at productronica, which takes place in Munich from November 12 - 15, has increased again. For the first time ever, Estonia, Morocco, the Netherlands and the Czech
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08/12/2013
IR's highly-efficient 3A SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator serves space-constrained apps
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced the IR3823 SupIRBuck® integrated voltage regulator designed for space-constrained, energy efficient netcom, server and
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08/10/2013
Carbon film resistors tout high moisture resistance
Stackpole's HDM Series carbon film resistors use special materials, processing, and controls to achieve a level of moisture withstanding far better than comparable film resistors. The HDM Series
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08/10/2013
Talking about intelligent AC/DC power systems
In this PSDcast "Smart" power is the hot buzzword these days, and everyone is now aware of the benefits and advantages to implementing a digital power system in their design. Most of
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08/09/2013
Precision 80μV offset Op-Amp operates with 76V input
Linear Technology introduces the LT6015 single Over-the-Top® operational amplifier with outstanding precision over a 0V to 76V input common-mode voltage range. It incorporates multiple built-in fault
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08/08/2013
S.E.A. Datentechnik, a long-term National Instruments Alliance Partner, is launching a series of mobile communication modules that are designed specifically for the NI CompactRIO platform equipped
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08/08/2013
High-voltage brushless DC motor driver IC serves hybrid and electric vehicles and other 48V battery systems
The A4900 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a high-voltage (600 V) MOSFET gate-driver IC designed for driving brushless DC motors. This new device is designed for high-voltage motor control in hybrid
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08/07/2013
NI redesigns CompactRIO from inside out
National Instruments announced the NI cRIO-9068 software-designed controller, which is completely redesigned but maintains full NI LabVIEW and I/O compatibility with the CompactRIO platform. The controller
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08/07/2013
Rochester to continue supplying Intel's TP80C51FA power microcontroller
Rochester Electronics has been authorized to continue supplying Intel's TP80C51FA since its end-of-life notification eight years ago. As part of its Extension-of-Life® Solutions, Rochester Electronics
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08/07/2013
DevCon 2013, Telit's third forum for m2m developers and adopters to review the latest technology developments and examine best business practices in our industry. This full day, two-track conference
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08/07/2013
In this video, Doug Macintosh talks about Puls Power's latest power supplies
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08/06/2013
C&K's rugged rocker switches offer extended operating lifetimes
C&K Components, a manufacturer of pushbutton, tactile, toggle and rocker switches, as well as smart card interconnect devices, has developed a heavy-duty rocker switch that features an extended operating
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08/06/2013
TTI now carries FCI Minitek127 micro miniature modular connectors
FCI's extensive modular Minitek127 system can now be ordered from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. One of the most fully configured
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08/06/2013
IR's power blocks deliver industry-leading power density to DC/DC synchronous buck apps
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IRFH4251D and IRFH4253D, the first of a family of innovative power block devices for DC-DC synchronous
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08/06/2013
Carlo Ferro returns to STMicroelectronics as Chief Financial Officer
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that Carlo Ferro, President & CEO of ST-Ericsson, will resume his position
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08/06/2013
Papers on power electronics and their application are invited for the Call for Papers for the PCIM Europe 2014 Conference, which is now open. The submission deadline is 15 October 2013. The topics
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08/06/2013
FuelCell Energy, a leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today announced that FuelCell Energy Solutions, GmbH has
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08/05/2013
NI's latest stand-alone CompactDAQ system serves high-performance embedded measurements and logging
National Instruments announced the new stand-alone NI CompactDAQ system, a high-performance embedded measurement and logging platform with a built-in dual-core Intel processor for running data acquisition,
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08/05/2013
Stackpole CSRF Series claims industry's lowest resistance values
The CSRF Series from Stackpole is a foil on ceramic carrier technology designed for precision current sensing applications. The addition of the 0603 chip size with resistance values down to 5 milliohm
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08/03/2013
Vishay Intertechnology's TMBS rectifiers cut losses, increase efficiency in commercial applications
Vishay Intertechnology expanded its offering of TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with 12 new 45 V, 60 V, and 100 V devices that feature a wide range of current ratings from 6 A to 20 A.
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08/03/2013
Freescale's new industrial-grade 32-Bit MCUs
In this PSDcast, Michael Haight of Freescale talks to Alix about the company's latest family of Kinetis E series MCUs, which feature electromagnetic noise immunity for systems that traditionally
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08/02/2013
Ametherm announced a global distribution partnership with Mouser Electronics, a leading catalog and online semiconductor and electronic component distributor. Under the terms of the agreement, Mouser
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08/02/2013
In any operating system, distribution losses are a significant factor in overall system efficiency at every level. In the case of telecom central office applications, traditional 48Vdc systems become very expensive to install (due to increased copper cost and weight) and run (due to I2R loss) while in large
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08/01/2013
FuelFX brings augmented-reality tech to the energy industry
Houston-based multimedia and interactive application firm, FuelFX, is offering complex energy training, communications, sales and marketing materials into a new era of immersive, experiential media.
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08/01/2013
Master controller claims industry's shortest move & settle time
ACS Motion Control has developed a control module and EtherCAT master to address OEMs of advanced machines with high-precision 2- or 3-axes motion stage and flexible configurations with additional
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08/01/2013
Toshiba International, a leader in power transmission and distribution, announced a joint agreement with Pennsylvania Breaker (PAB). The strategic alliance brings the high performing high-voltage
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08/01/2013
Freescale's latest industrial-grade 32-bit devices to empower white goods and other rugged apps
Created for systems that traditionally use 8- and/or 16-bit MCUs, the first 5V 32-bit MCUs built on the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor are now available from Freescale Semiconductor. Kinetis E series
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08/01/2013

 



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