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Industrial Applications

March 2014
Linear's 45V 500mA LDO offers 25uVRMS noise, programmable current limit & power good

LT3065, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT3065, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable current limit and a power good flag. The device delivers up to 500mA output current with a 300mV dropout voltage at full load. It features a wide 1.8V to 45V input voltage
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03/31/2014
AVX SMD power inductors feature low-loss pressed-iron powder core

AVX LMIP Series inductors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the LMIP Series SMD power inductors with a homogeneous pressed iron powder core construction. LMIP Series inductors exhibit low loss and reduced inductance drop due to applied current, enabling higher saturation
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03/31/2014
CUI's 60A digital Solus-based SEPIC-fed POL buck converter achieves higher power density & efficiency

CUI's NDM3ZS-60 non-isolated digital power module

CUI announced their latest family of digital point of load dc-dc modules, setting performance benchmarks in efficiency, power density, and transient response to address the rapidly-rising power challenges in distributed power architectures. The NDM3ZS-60 is a non-isolated module outputting 60A in ultra low-profile
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03/31/2014

System design engineers for industrial applications, such as motor control inverter applications and high performance power systems, are looking for highly integrated gate driving and protection features in a single IC package to simplify design and improve efficiency. The newly-developed FOD8332 is an advanced
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03/27/2014
In this episode of PSDtv  Mark Adams, SVP at CUI, explains their latest digital 60A & 90A modules at APEC 2014 for Power Systems Design. The 60A device is based on CUI's
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03/25/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Christian Gruber of Maxim Integrated describes their latest high-efficiency 60V synchronous step-down
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03/24/2014
Nick Kanopoulos, CEO of eConais on driving embedded wireless

Nick Kanopoulos, CEO of eConais

In this PSDcast Nick Kanopoulos, CEO of eConais, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the bemedded wireless space and the ways that designers can address putting that functionality into their systems. Wireless' role in devices has exploded in the growing demand for cloud-based systems in application
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03/24/2014
Fairchild's Optoplanar technology creates advanced 2.5A-output optocoupler

FOD8332 2.5 A IGBT/MOSFET drive optocoupler from Fairchild Semiconductor

System design engineers for industrial applications, such as motor control inverter applications and high performance power systems, are looking for highly integrated gate driving and protection features in a single IC package to simplify design and improve efficiency. The newly-developed FOD8332 from Fairchild
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03/24/2014
Roland Chochoiek of HEITEC on integrated design solutions at Embedded World 2014

Roland Chochoiek of HEITEC

In this PSDcast Roland Chochoiek of HEITEC talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design at the 2014 embedded world conference about the increased complexity and integrations involved in embedded systems today. HEITEC is an integrated industrial solutions provider that offers high-quality
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03/21/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon explains their latest motor and motion control solution for Power Systems Design at embedded world 2014. Their XMC4000 family implements an advaced
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03/21/2014
SiTime, an analog semiconductor company that is challenging the timing market, announced that all of SiTime’s MEMS oscillators and clock generators will be covered by a lifetime warranty. SiTime’s unique warranty offers customers greater assurance by guaranteeing that all timing components from SiTime will
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03/21/2014
IGBT driver manufacturer CT-Concept Technologie GmbH, a Power Integrations company, has announced shipments of its first products to include its SCALE™-2+ gate driver chip set. SCALE-2+ technology enables soft shutdown (SSD) to be implemented in the event of a short circuit without requiring additional components.
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03/21/2014
Farsens S.L. announced that it will be exhibiting products from its growing product portfolio at RFID Journal LIVE! 2014, which will be held April 8-10 in Orlando, Florida. Our sales team will be showing in our stand the newest innovations in battery-free RFID sensor solutions. Visit us at: Stand: 222. RFID
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03/21/2014
Hannover Messe: POWERLINK paving the way for Industry 4.0

Visit Hannover Messe Hall 9 / Booth F25

The key to Industry 4.0 is the merging of the IT world with the production landscape. With its uniform horizontal and vertical communication capabilities, the real-time POWERLINK network is the perfect tool for making this happen. The Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) will be taking advantage of
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03/21/2014
Industrial Energy Efficiency: Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial SectorPDF provides state regulators, utilities, and other program administrators with an overview of U.S. industrial energy efficiency programs delivered by a variety of entities. The report assesses some of the key features
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03/20/2014
Switching PWM servo drives can replace linear servo drives

NanoPWMTM servo drives

ACS Motion Control has developed a line of switching PWM servo drives that deliver sub-nanometer position jitter performance and nanometers following errors when moving at low velocities. The NanoPWM(TM) switching PWM servo drives provide better performance than linear servo drives, are significantly more compact
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03/20/2014
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, will unveil smarter, more efficient building and lighting connectivity solutions at the light+building show, Hall 4.0, B26. TE is featuring state-of-the-art LED holders, advanced lighting connector systems, multi-channel dimming receptacles, as well as other
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03/20/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon demonstrates their latest solution for industrial control at embedded world 2014 for Power Systems Design. Infineon's ISOFACE ISO1I81xT product
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03/17/2014
Raytheon announced that under the DARPA MTO Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Program, the company has systematically matured Gallium Nitride (GaN) from basic material to transistors, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs), Transmit/Receive (T/R) Modules and finally Transmit/Receive Integrated Multichannel
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03/17/2014
TI claims smallest 12-A synchronous buck regulator with PMBus interface

The SWIFT TPS53915 converter

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s smallest 12-A, synchronous DC/DC buck converter with PMBus interface. The SWIFT TPS53915 converter features a tiny PowerStack™ QFN package and integrated NexFET™ MOSFETS to drive ASICs in space-constrained and power-dense applications in a variety of markets,
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03/17/2014
Supercapacitors are getting traction in the consumer electronics industry, and specifically smart phones. Leading companies and organisations gaining traction in this field will be present at Supercapacitor Europe 2014. Following the trend of increasingly thinner mobile phones and tablets, we will have Cap-XX,
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03/14/2014
David Fastenau of Diamond Systems on embedded power challenges

David Fastenau of Diamond Systems

In this PSDcast David Fastenau of Diamond Systems talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design aDiamond Systems Corporation is a leading global provider of compact, rugged, board- and system-level real world embedded computing solutions to companies in a broad range of markets, including transportation, energy,
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03/13/2014
Netbiter gateway simplifies remote management of industrial equipment

Netbiter EC350 communication gateway

HMS Industrial Networks introduced the Netbiter EC350 communication gateway, which makes it easier to monitor and control industrial equipment remotely. The gateway comes with enhanced performance and connectivity making it ideal for remote management and configuration of power generators, cooling systems, UPSs,
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03/13/2014
AVX releases vertical single-poke WTB contacts for harsh applications

AVX 9296 Series vertical WTB contacts

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has further expanded its innovative series of single poke home wire-to-board (WTB) contacts with a new family of vertical top and bottom entry contacts. Featuring high spring force, dual beam, phosphor bronze contacts, AVX’s new
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03/13/2014
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced that it will be showcasing its newest line-up of both Power Discrete and Power IC devices at the Electronica China tradeshow in Shanghai
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03/12/2014
Ametherm announced that the company will be showcasing selections from its RTI Electronics SURGE-GARD™ line of inrush current limiters and NTC disc thermistors for high-accuracy temperature measurement — both recently acquired from Measurement Specialties — at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and
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03/12/2014
STMicro reveals climate-saving SiC-based power devices that perform at high-temperatures

STMicro SiC power MOSFET

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed an advanced product family enabling power supply designers to drive up energy efficiency in applications such as solar inverters and electric vehicles, enterprise computing, and industrial
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03/12/2014
Linear releases sub-milliohm DCR-sensing multiphase current-mode synchronous step-down DC/DC controller

LTC3875 dual-output current-mode synchronous step-down DC/DC controller

Linear Technology introduced the LTC3875, a dual-output current-mode synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that enables the use of very low DC resistance (DCR) power inductors by using a novel DCR-sensing architecture that enhances the signal-to-noise ratio of the current sense signal. Power inductor DCR, as
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03/11/2014
Dave Bagley of Inspired Energy on intelligent batteries at Embedded World 2014

Dave Baggaley of Inspired Energy

In this PSDcast Dave Baggaley of Inspired Energy talks about the importance of intelligent battery systems with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design at the 2014 embedded world exhibition. Inspired Energy specializes in the creation of smart Lithium-Ion
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03/11/2014
Stackpole's high-current shunt resistors suit sensing applications

HCS Series shunt resistors

Designed for high-current sensing applications, HCS Series shunt resistors use a raised metal element that provides robust current handling and surge handling, while minimizing the amount of heat forced into the PCB and surrounding components. The HCS Series is available in a 3W 2512 chip size and a 5W 3920
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03/10/2014
TE’s Micro-MaTch connectors now available through TTI

TE Connectivity’s Micro-MaTch connectors

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks TE Connectivity’s Micro-MaTch connectors. With its contact spacing of 1.27mm, the connector family fully complies with the electronic packaging requirements of today and the future. The system
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03/10/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Steve Grady from Cymbet talks about the company's latest devices based on their chipscale battery technology at embedded world 2014 for Power Systems Design.
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03/07/2014
Littelfuse claims first 277V fuse certified to UL913

PICO 305 Series Intrinsically Safe Fuse

Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced the PICO® 305 Series Intrinsically Safe Fuse, the first 277V Fuse to be certified under the latest revision of the UL 913 Safety Standard for Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus. The PICO 305 Series Fuse offers a wide range of amperage
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03/07/2014
Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained board enables fast prototyping and evaluation

Atmel’s SAMA5D3 Xplained evaluation kit

Newark element14 and Atmel announced the launch of Atmel’s SAMA5D3 Xplained evaluation kit, a low-cost fast prototyping and evaluation platform for microprocessor-based design. The board, which is based on Atmel’s SAMA5D3 ARM® Cortex®-A5 processor-based MPU, comes with a rich set of ready-to-use
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03/07/2014
IR’s HTH270 and HTM270 high-temp, high-voltage converters serve down-hole applications

IR isolated hybrid hermetic DC-DC converter

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced the HTH27022S and HTM27092S isolated hybrid hermetic DC-DC converters for high temperature and high shock environments such as oil drilling applications and mud turbine generators.   Featuring an operating case
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03/07/2014
Newark element14 now offers Molex Woodhead MAX-LOC Plus shielded cord grip assemblies

Molex shielded cord grip assemblies

Newark element14 is now offering the Molex Woodhead® MAX-LOC® Plus shielded cord grip assemblies, which provide excellent EMI and RFI shielding plus sealing protection from liquids and dust. The assemblies allow OEM’s and end users to connect high-power electrical cables directly to an application
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03/07/2014
Slave current-mode step-down phase extender for up to  300A has sub-milliohm DCR sensing

LTC3874 dual-phase synchronous step-down slave controller

Linear Technology introduced the LTC3874, a dual-phase synchronous step-down slave controller that generates currents up to 300A when paired with a companion master controller by extending the phase count in multiphase applications. Compatible master controllers include the LTC3866, LTC3875 and LTC3774, which
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03/06/2014
CUI challenges performance benchmarks with novel digital POL power topology

NDM3ZS-60

CUI announced a family of digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC modules that set performance benchmarks in efficiency, power density, and transient response to address the rapidly-rising power challenges in distributed power architectures. The NDM3ZS-60 is a non-isolated module outputting 60A in ultra low-profile
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03/06/2014
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