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Industrial Applications

October 2013
Take the opportunity to present your latest developments at the user oriented PCIM South America Conference. Author advantages: Well-known platform to present your know-how to a professional
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10/28/2013
Three low-power reference designs from Maxim Integrated provide end-to-end integration of the signal chain, simplifying factory automation. The Carmel, Monterey, and Fremont industrial reference designs
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10/28/2013
CadSoft Computer and Epec Engineered Technologies recently finalized a North American distribution agreement. Epec now supports CadSoft's strategy of expanding its presence in this key market, by
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10/25/2013

Wind River, a leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems, introduced the latest version of Wind River Intelligent Device Platform, a complete software development environment used
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10/25/2013
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects, announced their latest 24 VDC and 48 VDC wide-input DC-DC converter
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10/25/2013
GAM creates a complete gearbox and coupling assembly for customer's actuator system
A customer was looking to drive two ball screws in unison using a single motor and also needed gear reducers to meet the application requirements. The ball screws were in parallel and positioned
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10/25/2013
Power management in industrial inkjet printing
In this PSDcast Eric Boere, a Field Application Engineer for Apex Microtechnology, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the power-management challenges behind industrial inkjet printing.
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10/24/2013
AS8506 cell monitoring IC from ams empowers lithium cell monitoring and balancing
ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, introduced a vastly simplified and more robust method of implementing cell monitoring and balancing in lithium battery systems. The
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10/24/2013
Microstepping motor driver IC from Allegro offers built-in translator for easy operation
The new A4992 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a single-chip microstepping motor driver with a built-in translator that simplifies operation by minimising the need for external control circuitry. The
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10/23/2013
Acopian releases a family of 450W 1U programmable single-output AC-DC power supplies
Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom, standard and modified standard power supplies, is the expansion of its 1U AC-DC programmable power supply portfolio to include
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10/23/2013
IR's 35A IR3846 SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator is over 97% efficient, shrinks PCB size 60% vs. discretes
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IR3846 35A Point-of-Load (POL) integrated voltage regulator for space constrained enterprise
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10/22/2013
Synchronous step-down 42V, 4A Silent Switcher draws just 2.5μA of quiescent current
Linear Technology announced the LT8614, a 4A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. A novel Silent Switcher™ architecture reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 20dB, well below
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10/22/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced it has won a prestigious BearingPoint Innovation Management Award for its FD-SOI
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10/21/2013
EPC releases development board highlighting 100V enhancement-mode GaN FETs in parallel
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) introduced the EPC9017 half bridge development board for high current, high step down voltage, buck Intermediate Bus Converter (IBC) applications using eGaN FETs.
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10/21/2013
High-side MOSFET gate driver handles -55°C to 150°C operating junction temps
Linear Technology announced the LTC4440A-5, a high-side, high frequency N-channel MOSFET gate driver that operates with an input voltage up to 80V and continues to function with transients up to 100V.
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10/21/2013
ARCOL MSR bare-element resistors serve measurement and control apps
MSR bare-element resistors from ARCOL Resistors have been developed for current sensing and shunt applications in intelligent power systems and instrumentation. The MSR series feature a special alloy
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10/18/2013
Research and Markets has released the "Circuit Breaker Market & Fuse Market by Type, Application Non-Residential/Residential Construction, Electronic/Electrical Equipment, Transportation Equipment
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10/18/2013
America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Singapore-based AddCom Solution. The agreement
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10/18/2013
True bipolar SAR ADC simplifies input signal conditioning for 10V applications
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2338-18, an 18-bit 1Msps no latency analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a wide 10.24V fully differential, true bipolar input range for high voltage, industrial
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10/17/2013
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, introduced the MIC4604, a 85V Half Bridge MOSFET driver that features an integrated
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10/17/2013
Jade Sky Technologies (JST), a clean-tech start-up manufacturer of driver ICs for LED lighting applications, announced its affiliate partnership with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC).
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10/17/2013
PFM DC/DC converter from Advanced Power Electronics saves space, cost
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors and ICs for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced the APE1910-HF-3, a Pulse Frequency Modulation (PFM) DC/DC
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10/16/2013
The skills preservation challenge in engineering
In this PSDcast David Zabetakis, President of Doble Engineering, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the dangers the industry faces as more and more engineering skills risk being
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10/15/2013
IAR Systems announced that its technical education program IAR Academy™, previously launched in Germany and Sweden, is now extended to the UK, France, United States, Brazil, and Japan.
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10/15/2013
Low-noise low-dropout 600mA negative linear regulator includes precision programmable current limit and bidirectional output current monitoring
Linear Technology announced the LT3090, the latest member of their LDO+™ family, a 600mA low dropout negative linear regulator featuring low noise, rail-to-rail operation, precision programmable current
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10/14/2013
America's largest electromagnetic event concludes in Chicago
The coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing exhibition (CWIEME), held in Chicago from 8 to 10 October, attracted a large and enthusiastic visitor base from a broad range of well- known
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10/14/2013
Talking to Panasonic about GaN semiconductors
In this PSDcast Howard Sin, Principal Engineer, and Tom Higuchi, Development Manager in Panasonic's semiconductor division on their take about GaN semiconductors to Alix Paultre of Power Systems
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10/14/2013
Plastic's role in power at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Allen Klenotiz of Spec Industries talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on plastic coatings and their role as insulators and protectors in power systems. He also talks about
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10/11/2013
Battery-free sensor evaluation kits now available from Farsens
Farsens has developed wireless sensor devices that can be used without the need of batteries on the sensors. These battery free sensor tags are based on UHF RFID technology and are able to continuously
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10/11/2013
Fault-protected, 50mA step-down charge pump provides tegulated output with input current doubling
Linear Technology announced the LTC3255, a versatile high voltage step-down switched capacitor converter that delivers up to 50mA of output current. In applications where the input voltage exceeds
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10/11/2013
New analog IC selection web tool delivers immediate results
Imagine an engineer who develops a new application and needs a variety of Power Management, Data Converter and other ICs. The typical way to find specifications matching products is either the re-use
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10/11/2013
ROHM claims first baseband IC compliant with  HD-PLC Inside
ROHM has recently begun development of what is believed to be the industry's first baseband IC compliant with HD PLC Inside, a newly developed embedded broadband high-speed power line communication
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10/10/2013
Altium, a leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer), and embedded software development (TASKING) announced a strategic partnership with Brazil-based reseller SKA Group.
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10/10/2013
Eltek's Flatpack S 1800W rectifier challenges industry with a power density of 47W/in3
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency (HE) power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications, and renewable energy projects announced an extension to their Flatpack S family with the launch
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10/10/2013
Contract manufacturing trends at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Scot Story of AMI, an employee-owned contract manufacturer in Maine, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about current pressures and trends in the contract manufacturing
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10/10/2013
Eltek announced a major contract for data centers in the Pacific region. The contract will generate revenues of NOK 16 million (appox. $2.75 million) for the first of three phases. "The contract
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10/09/2013
Red Lion Controls, an expert in communication, monitoring, and control for industrial automation and networking, released the Watchdog Relay, presented as the industry's only rugged hardware-based
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10/09/2013
Latest space-saving bipolar power transistor from STMicro rivals MOSFET energy efficiency
The STMicroelectronics 3STL2540 combines the cost and silicon-area efficiencies of a bipolar transistor with energy efficiency similar to MOSFETs of comparable rating, giving designers a space-saving
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10/09/2013
TI delivers industry's first digital current sensor and voltage monitor
Texas Instruments LMP92064 is presented as the industry's first digital current sensor and voltage monitor with simultaneous sampling and SPI interface. The LMP92064 integrates a precision current
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10/09/2013
Tooling Dynamics at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Joel Trimmer of Tooling Dynamics talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about precision metalwork and its role in electronics. Tooling Dynamics specializes in high volume,
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10/08/2013
AVX adds two wire-to-board closed box contacts to its 70-9296 series
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced the completion of its innovative 70-9296 Series wire-to-board, dual beam, closed box contacts. The full
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10/08/2013
IAR Systems introducesd a new version of its world-leading development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench® for the ultra-low power 16-bit MSP430 microcontrollers. In addition to new libraries and integrations,
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10/08/2013
RIGOL introduces the DS1000Z Series digital oscilloscope
RIGOL Technologies EU introduced the DS1000Z series digital oscilloscope with lots of breakthrough built-in technologies in its class, including analog front end and trigger unit. It delivers superior
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10/08/2013
Coilcraft's latest high-current shielded power Inductors offered in low DCR and high Isat versions
Coilcraft's latest SER80xx Series high-current shielded power inductors are offered in two versions — one providing exceptionally low DC resistance and the other offering saturation current ratings
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10/08/2013
Experts from industry and academia are kindly invited to present their latest developments and expectations for future trends at the PCIM 2014 conference (previously unpublished submissions only).
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10/08/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Movea, a leading provider of data-fusion and motion-processing technologies for consumer
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10/08/2013
Advanced source measure unit instrument sports an interactive touchscreen display

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Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced the first benchtop Source Measure Unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface.
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10/07/2013
Intelligent lighting and smart buildings
In this PSDcast Tushar Dave, CEO of Enlighted, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about intelligent lighting systems and smart facility management. Energy savings are critical for a
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10/07/2013
IR's SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator delivers over 97% efficiency, shrinks PCB size up to 60% vs. discrete solutions
nternational Rectifier introduced the IR3846 35A Point-of-Load (POL) integrated voltage regulator for space constrained enterprise power applications including servers, storage and netcom and telecom
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10/07/2013
Syscom Tech at the Design2Part show
In this PSDcast Steve Mcintyre of Syscom Tech talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of electronic assembly and PC board manufacturing. Syscom is a leading contract manufacturer
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10/04/2013
Ametherm's SMT thermistors enable high-accuracy temperature compensation and measurement
Ametherm introduced three new series of surface-mount thermistors for high-accuracy temperature compensation and measurement. To meet the specific requirements of any application, SM04, SM06, and
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10/04/2013
Morgan Advanced Materials is pleased to announce that it now offers ceramic pins for sensors, circuit breakers and electronic passive components in a variety of custom material formulations and blends,including
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10/04/2013
Lattice MachXO3 FPGA family claims most advanced & lowest cost per I/O programmable bridging and I/O expansion solution
Lattice Semiconductor presented its ultra-low density MachXO3™ Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family as the world's smallest, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable platform aimed at expanding system
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10/04/2013
Westport Precision's enclosure tech at the Design2Part show
In this PSDcast Jed Perkins of Westport Precision talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the company's capabilities in sheet metal fabrication and enclosure technology at the Design2Part
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10/03/2013
The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system
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10/03/2013
EMA, a full-service provider of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, is announcing release 2.0 of Team Design for OrCAD®. "Many of our customers design their electronics with a team of engineers,
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10/03/2013
Allegro MicroSystems offers dual full-bridge motor driver IC for automotive and harsh environment applications
The A4990 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a dual full-bridge driver IC designed to operate one bipolar stepper or two brush DC motors in automotive and harsh environment industrial applications.
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10/03/2013
Eaton's 93PM UPS boasts market-leading efficiency, scalability and flexible deployment options
Power management company Eaton announced the launch of the 93PM uninterruptible power supply (UPS), its next generation three-phase system engineered to offer the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO)
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10/03/2013
Dual 13A μModule regulator from Linear offers digital interface for remote monitoring & control
Linear Technology announced the LTM4676, a dual 13A or single 26A μModule® (micromodule) step-down DC/DC regulator with a serial digital interface. The interface enables system designers and remote
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10/02/2013
TI unveils first current-sharing LDOs for harsh environments
Texas Instruments introduced the first current-sharing low-dropout (LDO) linear voltage regulators for harsh environments. The current-sharing feature of the 3-A TPS7H1101-SP and the 0.5-A TPS7H1201-HT
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10/02/2013
Phihong's latest 75W PoE power injector handles dual 2-pair detection systems
Phihong, a leader in Power-over-Ethernet solutions, has developed a power injector that provides a full 75W output and operates with 4-pair detection systems using 25K signature resistance. Designated
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10/02/2013
Coilcraft will participate in the 16th European Microwave Week, held October 6-11 at the Nürnberg Convention Center, Nuremberg, Germany. The Coilcraft exhibit will include its broad range of wirewound
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10/02/2013
Power supplies from SolaHD drive controls in photocell arrays and solar reflectors
Solar power is as old as the planet itself. Today, thanks to technology, this inexhaustible energy source is growing exponentially, promising to fundamentally change the way we live and work for centuries
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10/01/2013
Latest motion controllers from Lenze offer sequence control and visualization
Leading manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, Lenze Americas recently expanded its successful PC-based controller series with the recent release
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10/01/2013
As the primary line of defense for our electric power grid, it's essential to understand and regularly assess the health of circuit breakers in order to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of power.
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10/01/2013
EPC releases GaN transistors capable of amplification to multiple GHz range
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, a leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN®) power FETs, extends its family of high-speed, high performance transistors with the EPC8000
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10/01/2013

 



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