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Industrial Applications

April 2014
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
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04/30/2014
Stackpole expands anti-surge thru-hole resistor family

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
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04/30/2014
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
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04/30/2014

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
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04/29/2014
BEAR Power releases self-monitoring AC/DC converter with auxiliary DC input

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
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04/29/2014
Compact 3-phase 1kVA sine wave inverter system suits industrial apps

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
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04/28/2014
Indium Corporation to feature Heat-Spring thermal Interface material at PCIM 2014

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
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04/23/2014
Very compact low-power GPS module has integrated patch antenna

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
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04/23/2014
Coilcraft CPS introduces extreme temperature inductor

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
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04/22/2014
LynTec highlights their power control and distribution systems at PLASA Focus: Baltimore 2014

RPCR relay panel

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
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04/22/2014
Progea expands multitouch functionality in Movicon 11.4

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
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04/22/2014
Hendrix offers DUAL BLOCK for underground cable

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
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04/21/2014
AVX expands its high temperature, SXP-style SMPS capacitor series

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.
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04/21/2014
Vicor delivers power density & digital comm capability with their latest ChiP BCMs

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
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04/16/2014
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.
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04/15/2014
British battery firm to launch modular smart battery system in the US

Intelligent Power Vault

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.
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04/15/2014
STMicro's STM32F4 microcontrollers launch new generation of devices

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
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04/11/2014
Chris Reynolds of AVX on power design

Chris Reynolds of AVX

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
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04/11/2014
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. Inductive sensing
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04/07/2014
Power Offer Electronics challenges the industry with their single-stage power conversion technology

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
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04/07/2014
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. Power
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04/06/2014
Key component costs inhibit Chinese robotics supplier growth

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
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04/05/2014
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
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04/04/2014
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. The
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04/03/2014
Mitsubishi Electric introduces 400V UPS for high-density data centers

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
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04/03/2014
Linear's 80V synchronous SEPIC/inverting/boost DC/DC controller delivers up to 10A

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
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04/03/2014
Steve Oliver & Robert Gendron of Vicor on high-voltage DC power

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
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04/02/2014
Vishay Intertechnology launches 45V and 50V TMBS rectifiers in a low-profile DO-221BC (SMPA) package

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
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04/02/2014
C&K offers tamper-proof subminiature snap-acting switches

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
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04/01/2014
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
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04/01/2014
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
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04/01/2014

 



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