ARM announced an enhanced suite of higher performance and more energy-efficient products specifically designed for the rapidly growing mid-range mobile and consumer electronics markets. The suite, comprised of processor, graphics processor and physical IP, is an update to ARM’s mid-range IP offering targeting
ASR / SPR Series anti-surge metal film resistors
Stackpole Electronics' ASR / SPR Series of anti-surge metal film resistors has expanded to include a mini ¼ watt body size. The ASRM14 has a max working voltage of 500 volts, overload voltage of 1000 volts, and capacitor discharge surge withstanding up to 2000 volts 10 times. In addition, the ASR / ASRM Series
Isolation has been considered a necessary burden by designers. It is necessary because it makes electronics safe for anyone to use. It is a burden because it limits communication speed and consumes a lot of power and board space. Old-technology optocouplers and even many, newer digital isolators
Miniaturization and a low profile are demanded of the semiconductors and electronic components used in portable devices such as smartphones and tablets. Accompanying the lower voltages and larger currents used in semiconductors in devices, DC/DC converters, which have a higher conversion efficiency than linear
BEAR Power 75-Watt industrial power supply
BEAR Power Supplies introduced a self-monitoring AC-DC converter for outdoor industrial applications. An auxiliary 24 V DC input provides back-up power to the universal AC input, and facilitates operation in remote areas using generators, photovoltaics or other alternative sources. The self-monitoring feature
CTP 1K series rugged modular dc-ac inverter system
ABSOPULSE Electronics’ CTP 1K series of rugged modular dc-ac inverter systems employ microprocessor controlled technology to deliver 3-Phase 1000VA output power with pure sine wave output voltage. The CTP 1K series is suitable for industrial applications where a low power, three phase AC voltage solution is
Heat-Spring thermal interface material
Indium will feature its Heat-Spring® thermal interface material at PCIM 2014, May 20-22 in Nuremberg, Germany. Heat-Spring is a patented technology designed to deliver superior performance compared to thermal greases or other metal TIMs. Heat-Springs offer uniform thermal resistance at lower applied stresses
Quectel L80 ultra-compact POT GPS module
MSC Technologies is presenting the L80 module from Quectel, an ultra-compact POT GPS module measuring just 16 mm x 16 mm x 6.45 mm including integrated patch antenna.
Based on the MTK3339 platform from Mediatek it is supporting 66 acquisition and 22 tracking channels. The module is characterized not
Coilcraft CPS' AT549RBT cored-spring inductor
The AT549RBT cored-spring inductor from Coilcraft CPS (Critical Products & Services) features a temperature rating of -55°C to +300°C, making it ideal for extreme-temperature applications such as down-hole drilling and on-engine automotive.
AT549RBTThe AT549RBT has an inductance value of 1.0
LynTec, a leading manufacturer of customized electrical power control for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, will highlight its award-winning Remote Power Control Mobile (RPCM) power distribution panel at PLASA Focus: Baltimore 2014, taking place May 8-9 at the Reitz Arena of Loyola University
Progea’s Movicon has been updated with version 11.4
Progea’s Movicon™ 11 – a solution allowing businesses to develop software applications for supervising, operator interfacing, data acquisition and monitoring – has been updated with version 11.4. This new edition is fully compatible with the previous solution and boasts optimized performance as well
DUAL BLOCK provides a dual water-blocking capability on Hendrix primary, underground cable
Hendrix/Kerite Cable, a premier provider of high-quality underground power distribution products, announced its DUAL BLOCK™ product, providing a dual water-blocking capability on Hendrix primary, underground cable.
Water is one of the enemies of long-life in primary cable, as water entering the
AVX’s SXP-style SMPS capacitors
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its series of high temperature, SXP-style, encapsulated, radial leaded, switch mode power supply (SMPS) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to include three high voltage ratings: 1500V, 2000V, and 3000V.
Vicor's ChiP BCM fixed-ratio power converter
Vicor announced their latest entries in its portfolio of isolated bus converter modules (BCMs®) based on the company's award-winning Converter housed in Package (ChiP) power component platform. Supplying up to 1.75 kW at 50 V with 98% peak efficiency and power density of 2750 W/in3, Vicor's ChiP BCM fixed-ratio
In this episode of PSDtv Vishay describes their latest VRPower ICs and MOSFETs, including their SiC620R 70A DrMOS power stage for high-frequency switching,for Power Systems Design.
UK based battery and charger design, development and manufacturing company Accutronics is set to launch its Intelligent Power Vault, a modular Lithium-Ion battery system in the USA at the MedTechWorld MD&M West show. The event is to take place on February 11-13, 2014 in the Anaheim Convention Centre in California.
STMicroelectronics STM32F401 microcontroller
STMicroelectronics’ latest STM32F401 microcontrollers are the first in a new line of STM32 Dynamic Efficiency™ devices that combine multiple technologies to offer the best balance of dynamic power consumption and execution performance, while boosting feature integration.
Combining high energy
In this PSDcast Chris Reynolds of AVX talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the development of power design as an engineering discipline and philosophy over the years as the industry has been both enhanced and disrupted by the advances in existing and new core technologies from materials to topologies
element14 has announced the launch of the Inductive Sensing Challenge, a global design competition which will encourage participating engineers to design and develop innovative products. The initiative will use the Texas Instruments LDC1000, the first inductance-to-digital converter.
A supply based on Power Offer Electronics's Trangulator single stage conversion technology.
Power Offer Electronics has launched its Trangulator, a revolutionary single stage conversion technology. The Trangulator uses standard full H-bridge power electronics components such as IGBT, MOSFETS etc., and by applying its patented and proprietary algorithm, achieves record breaking performance in terms
In this third article about power supply failures, the magnetics are examined for their contribution to the failure rate. These are usually the least understood of all components, and poor magnetics design can lead to many different failure mechanisms in power supplies.
By Wilmer Zhou, IHS Technology
The Chinese market for industrial robots was estimated at $810.4 million in 2012, and is predicted to grow with a CAGR of 9.6% to $1.3 billion in 2017. International robotics companies dominated the Chinese market with a combined market share of over 85%, and the top four (Fanuc, KUKA, ABB, and Yaskawa) accounted
The flyback is the simplest and most commonly used isolated power-converter topology, able to step voltage up or down while providing galvanic isolation from the ac mains in off-line applications. It is the most cost-effective topology for powering many kinds of electronic equipment, having acceptable
A novel IGBT structure was developed with reverse-blocking capabilities comparable to the forward voltage rating of the IGBT. This new device, known as the RB-IGBT, was used to create a 3 level advanced neutral point clamping power converter that shows better loss characteristics than standard 3 level converters.
Mitsubishi 9950A three-phase, on-line double-conversion UPS
Mitsubishi Electric, an industry leader in designing and manufacturing reliable, environmentally friendly uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), announced its 9950A UPS that provides mission-critical operations with an efficient UPS design for 400 volt power distribution infrastructures. Widely adopted in Europe
LT8710 synchronous SEPIC, inverting, boost and flyback multi-topology DC/DC controller
Linear Technology announced the LT8710, their first synchronous SEPIC, inverting, boost and flyback multi-topology DC/DC controller. This synchronous device replaces the output diode with a high efficiency P-channel MOSFET, increasing efficiency, maximum output current (up to 10A) and eliminating the heat sink
Steve Oliver (left) & Robert Gendron (right) of Vicor
In this PSDcast Steve Oliver and Robert Gendron of Vicor talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about high-voltage DC power distribution, and how it is gaining traction in the market place. From Data centers to transportation, high-voltage systems are becoming more and more prevalent. For example, high-voltage
TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers
Vishay Intertechnology expanded its offering of TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with seven new 45 V and 50 V devices. For automotive and commercial applications, the high current density rectifiers offer current ratings from 3 A to 8 A and low forward voltage drop in the low-profile, surface-mount
C&K's MS Series features detect interlock and movement functionality
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has expanded its subminiature snap-acting switch offering with the development of the MS Series. Featuring detect interlock and movement functionality, as well as different
ROHM Semiconductor will present its latest power management product designs at PCIM, a leading trade fair for power electronics, in Nuremberg, from May 20 – 22, 2014 (Hall 9, Booth 211). The novelties offer beneficial characteristics resulting from latest material research, packaging and manufacturing expertise
Typical switched-mode power converters today include circuitry for monitoring the current flowing through a switching power MOSFET or IGBT for regulating or limiting peak current levels. This is necessary to protect the switch against high peak currents that can damage components or saturate inductors. A low-ohmic