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Industrial Applications

June 2014
When Cloverland Electric Cooperative wanted to replace the aging subsea cable that serves Drummond Island in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, they turned to experienced utility consultant GRP Engineering, Inc. to plan and design the tricky project. As the successful bidder to Cloverland Electric, Kerite Corporation
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06/30/2014
Standex-Meder SX41 Planar Transformers offer high performance in a compact package

SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications

Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting miniature switches, sensors and relays, announced the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 delivers high performance for power conversion applications in
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06/27/2014
More than often it is common that when technical equipment fails, finding the root cause of the failure consumes significantly more time than actually fixing the problem. In highly sophisticated factory automation environments where capital-intensive equipment is in operation or where time-coupled chemical processes
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06/24/2014

Tom Grace of Eaton on counterfeits and their impact

Tom Grace of Eaton

In this PSDcast Tom Grace of Eaton talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the problem of counterfeit products and how they impact products and systems. No matter the application, a counterfeit part that could fail unexpectedly or underperform will have a significant negative impact on the systems
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06/24/2014
element14, along with partners EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, has announced the launch of the “Forget Me Not” design challenge, an international design competition to encourage participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring
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06/24/2014
Altium, a leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), has announced the release of their next generation of enterprise data management and collaboration platform - Altium Vault 2.0. By centralizing, managing and formalizing the component
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06/24/2014
Linear Technology announced the LTC3331, a complete energy-harvesting solution that delivers up to 50mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available. A simple 10mA shunt enables charging of a rechargeable battery with harvested energy while a low battery disconnect
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06/24/2014
Mesago Messe Frankfurt announced that the Smart Systems Integration Conference and Exhibition will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 11 – 12 March 2015. It is the international communication platform for research institutes and manufacturers to exchange know-how on smart systems integration and to create
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06/24/2014
Verotec releases slimline 650W cPCI pluggable PSU

Verotec pluggable power supplies for CompactPCI systems

Verotec has extended its range of pluggable power supplies optimized for use in CompactPCI systems with the introduction of a quad output 650W unit. To meet the PICMG 2.11 Power Interface high power requirements on the 3.3 and 5V rails, the compact slimline 6U 8HP 160mm unit features two independent converters
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06/24/2014
Dialight's hazardous-area LED fixture is first with integrated wireless control

SafeSite High Bay with Wireless Control system

Dialight, an innovative leader in LED lighting technology, introduced the first Class I Div 2 certified LED lighting system with advanced integrated wireless controls. The SafeSite® High Bay with Wireless Control system offers a simple and secure touch-screen management interface that provides maximum lighting
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06/23/2014
Latest magnetic position sensors from ams claim best available accuracy at high rotation speeds

ams 47 Series position sensors

ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, introduced their latest series of magnetic position sensors using breakthrough technology capable of producing extremely accurate angle measurements of rotors spinning at high speed. The 47 Series position sensors include the AS5047D, AS5147
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06/23/2014
Ashis Bhattacharya and Lamar Ricks of Honeywell on advanced sensors

Ashis Bhattacharya and Lamar Ricks of Honeywell

In this PSDcast Ashis Bhattacharya and Lamar Ricks of Honeywell talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about advanced sensing solutions in today's intelligent devices. The Internet of Things has placed a great demand on product designers for next-generation cloud-based wireless devices that operate seamlessly
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06/23/2014
Linear's 60V multiphase synchronous boost controller delivers at up to 97% efficiency

Linear Technology LTC3784 two-phase single-output synchronous step-up DC/DC controller

Linear Technology released the LTC3784, a high power two-phase single-output synchronous step-up DC/DC controller that replaces rectifying boost diodes with high efficiency N-channel MOSFETs. This device can produce a 24V output at 10A from a 12V input at up to 97% efficiency without any heat sink. The LTC3784
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06/20/2014
Linear's 45V-in 200mA LDO offers active output discharge

Linear Technology LT3063 LDO

Linear Technology announced the LT3063, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator with active output discharge. The IC delivers up to 200mA of continuous output current with a 300mV dropout voltage at full load. The LT3063 includes an internal NMOS pull-down that discharges the output voltage
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06/19/2014
Standex-Meder Electronics custom molding solutions serve extreme environments

Standex-Meder’s thermoset, thermoplastic insert, and macromelt low pressure injection moldings are designed to allow parts to operate in extreme environments

Standex-Meder Electronics, a leading manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting sensors and magnetic components worldwide, is proud to offer high-quality molding capabilities and solutions. Standex-Meder’s thermoset, thermoplastic insert, and macromelt low pressure injection moldings are designed
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06/19/2014
Microchip's 5kohm digital potentiometers claimed as first, support wide signal swings

Microchip 36V digital potentiometers

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, expanded its 36V digital potentiometer (digipot) portfolio with two volatile, I2C™ devices—the MCP45HV31 and MCP45HV51 (MCP45HV31-51). These are the industry’s first digipots to offer a
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06/19/2014
Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced that it will be showcasing some of their latest technologies at the Sensors Expo and Conference 2014, set for June 24-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
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06/18/2014
RMCG chip resistor from Stackpole impervious to sulfur

RMCG Series from Stackpole

The RMCG Series from Stackpole provides a surface mount thick film chip resistor that is impervious to contamination by sulfur. The RMCG Series has inner terminations that are protected by an intermediate layer of gold which is impervious to sulfur. This is superior to other anti-sulfur chips that employ only
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06/18/2014
Laser World of Photonics 2015 adds additional hall

The LASER World of PHOTONICS exhibition spans all aspects of the application of photonics

With 1,130 exhibitors occupying 42,000 square meters, the last LASER World of PHOTONICS was fully booked down to the last stand. However, the increasing importance of the key technology photonics is unabated and, with it, the demand for exhibition space. In 2015 the manufacturers will get what they are after:
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06/18/2014
Paultre on Power - Bernd Gessner von ams Ãber Sensoren in Energiemanagement (German Language Podcast)

Bernd Gessner von ams

In diesem Podcast spricht Bernd Gessner, Executive VP bei ams,  mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems-Design über die Rolle von Sensoren in Energiemanagement-und Bewegungssteuerung die sich in  komplexen und anspruchsvollen Umgebungen befinden, wie zum Beispiel in Automotive und Industrie Applikationen.
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06/17/2014
The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued final guidance concerning small electric motors definitions and scope of coverage. Guidance Type: Definitions and Scope of Coverage Category: Commercial and Industrial Equipment Product: Small
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06/17/2014
Acopian Power Supplies, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies, launched a redesigned site that provides richer online content and a menu of user-friendly tools to help engineers quickly and easily access the power supplies that meet their
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06/17/2014
Replace 20 discrete chips with Maxim's configurable data converter

MAX11300 PIXI technology from Maxim

Now engineers can mix and match 20 ADCs, 20 DACs or 20 High voltage digital I/O pins in any order using the MAX11300, the latest mixed-signal PIXI™ technology from Maxim Integrated Products. Designers often work with application-specific devices that are neither flexible nor easy to program. The MAX11300 PIXI
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06/17/2014
Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, introduced the industry’s fastest operational amplifier for driving heavy loads at high voltage and high output current, including piezoelectric transducers, PIN diodes, laser diodes, power FETs, coils and CCDs.
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06/17/2014
Infineon Technologies introduced a series of Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) devices that protect high speed interfaces of electronic systems from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) strikes. The ESD105 series complements Infineon’s low capacitance TVS diode portfolio with miniaturized integrated packages and
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06/16/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Doble Engineering describes their transformer-oil analysis technology for Power Systems Design, very useful in the prediction of transformer performance
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06/16/2014
Powerstax now offers comprehensive Transformer Rectifier service

Powerstax now offers service to those in possession of transformer rectifier units.

Powerstax, specialist provider of highly optimized power sources, is now able to offer an indispensable service to those in possession of transformer rectifier units. Used to deliver large quantities of regulated DC power in all manner of industrial applications, these are high value items of equipment for which
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06/16/2014
Eaton's ePDU G3 offers fast-turn customization capabilities

Eaton’s customizable ePDU G3

Power management company Eaton announced the latest customization capabilities for its ePDU® third-generation (G3) platform in the Americas. Building on its best-in-class portfolio of rack power distribution units (PDUs), Eaton’s customizable ePDU G3 models are designed for fast turnaround of outlet and cord
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06/16/2014
Analyst views of the Internet of Things (IoT) vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem as shown in the diagram below, where IoT centers on things collaborating with
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06/16/2014
Gessner of ams on advanced sensors

Bernd Gessner of ams

In this PSDcast Bernd Gessner, Executive VP at ams, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about the role of sensors in energy management and motion control, especially in complex and challenging environments like automotive and industrial. ams is a leader in high-resolution magnetic field sensor solutions,
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06/16/2014
VYCON, a designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed kinetic energy storage systems, announced that its VDC-XE systems will provide eight megawatts of battery-free power protection to a large lights-out data center located in Texas. VYCON’s kinetic energy storage systems were chosen due
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06/13/2014
Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance signal processing technology, introduced the ADSP-BF70x Blackfin® processor family, a high-performance DSP series that delivers a class-leading 800 MMACS of processing power at less than 100 mW – double the performance or half the power of competing devices. The
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06/12/2014
In this episode of PSDtv a local European distributor for Toshiba describes one of their motion-control demonstrations at PCIM 2014 for Power Systems Design. The demo features a
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06/11/2014
Akros Silicon, a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, will present a Poster Session at PCIM Asia 2014 titled: “Digital Isolation Technology Enables Real-Time Monitoring of Network Power Statistics to Drive System-Level Efficiency.” Presenter Atefeh Mirbagheri will describe
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06/11/2014
SolarEdge Technologies, a leader in power optimizers, PV inverters, and module-level monitoring services, is unveiling an expanded product portfolio. On display for the first time during Intersolar Europe in Munich, SolarEdge will showcase its smart energy management solution which reduces electricity costs
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06/10/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Amantys goes over their latest intelligent IGBT gate drivers for Power Systems Design at PCIM 2014. He also talks about their partnership with Avago and
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06/10/2014
Intersil's latest  3A synchronous buck regulators boast efficiency, reliability

ISL85003 and ISL85003A 3 Amp synchronous buck regulators

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL85003 and ISL85003A 3 Amp synchronous buck regulators with integrated high-side and low-side MOSFETs. The ISL85003/3A buck regulators support an input voltage range of 4.5V to 18V while delivering very
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06/10/2014
At PCIM Asia in Shanghai, Amantys will demonstrate how the successful implementation of its Amantys Power Insight communications and monitoring protocol over fibre optic links can enhance the lifetime of plastic fibre optic cables by optimising the transceiver transit power. The demonstration will take place
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06/10/2014
Microchip unveils energy-measurement analog front ends

MCP3913 and MCP3914 energy-measurement Analog Front Ends

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced its next-generation family of energy-measurement Analog Front Ends (AFEs) with industry-leading accuracy. The MCP3913 and MCP3914 integrate six and eight 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Converters
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06/09/2014
Powerex recently added several NX-Series IGBT modules to its PowerSim app: CM200DX-34SA CM600DXL-34SA CM225DX-24S1 CM300DX-24S1 CM450DX-24S1 CM600DX-24S1 Parts ending in S1 denote the 6.1 Generation NX-Series IGBT product line, incorporating the 6.1
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06/09/2014
Linear Technology introduced the LTC3128, a high efficiency, input current-limited buck-boost supercapacitor charger with active charge balancing for 1 or 2 series supercapacitors. The LTC3128 features an average input current limit that can be programmed up to 3A with +/-2% accuracy, preventing power source
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06/09/2014
Wuerth's WE-MAPI series claims smallest metal alloy power inductor available

Wurth Electronics' WE-MAPI metal alloy power inductor

Wuerth Electronics' WE-MAPI series is presented as the smallest metal alloy power inductor in the market, measuring just 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.0mm. WE-MAPI inductors from Wuerth are equipped with a magnetic iron alloy core material, which allows for high rated currents in an ultra compact design. The saturation current
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06/09/2014
Ralph Waggitt of Advanced Power Electronics on power MOSFETs

Ralph Waggitt of Advanced Power Electronics

In this PSDcast Ralph Waggitt, President & CEO of Advanced Power Electronics, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the role of basic semiconductors in today's electronics. With all of the attention on advanced materials like wide-bandgap semiconductors it is often forgotten that there is still
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06/05/2014
Power MOSFET from Advanced Power Electronics offers fast switching and ultra-low on-resistance

The AP100T03GP-HF-3 MOSFET

Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has recently launched a cost-effective N-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFET offering a fast switching performance and ultra low on-resistance for low voltage applications such as DC/DC converters
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06/05/2014
AVX's latest polypropylene film capacitors serve power supply, DC, & pulse applications

FM Series medium-power film capacitor

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the FM Series medium-power film capacitors. Non-inductively wound with dry, metallized polypropylene film dielectric and encapsulated in a flame retardant plastic case sealed with self-extinguishing, thermosetting epoxy
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06/05/2014
Zero-drift op-amps from STMicro empower precision sensing in wearable products

STMicroelectronics’ TSZ121 family of zero-drift op amps

STMicroelectronics’ TSZ121 family of zero-drift op amps deliver superior performance in popular packages and small-outline alternatives, offering industry-leading choice, accuracy, and precision for Internet-of-Things (IoT) or wearable-device applications including temperature sensors, wellness and fitness
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06/05/2014
SiTime clocks wearables, IoT apps with 32 kHz MEMS

SiT1552 MEMS TCXO

SiTime, an analog semiconductor company, introduced the smallest, lowest power 32 kHz TCXO (temperature compensated oscillator). With its tiny footprint and ultra-low power consumption, the SiT1552 MEMS TCXO enables a paradigm shift in the size and battery life of wearable electronics and Internet of Things
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06/05/2014
Transphorm announced that it has completed a distribution agreement with HY-LINE Power Components GmbH to stock and distribute its family of 600 Volt GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) in Central Europe. HY-Line’s technical expertise will support the growing demand for JEDEC-qualified 600 Volt
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06/05/2014
Cree claims first silicon carbide 1200V/25mΩ MOSFET in a TO-247

Cree's C2M0025120D SiC 1200V MOSFET

Cree has hurdled the on-resistance barrier of traditional 1200V MOSFET technology by introducing the industry’s first commercially-available silicon carbide (SiC) 1200V MOSFET with an RDS(ON) of 25mΩ in an industry standard TO-247-3 package. The MOSFET, designated the C2M0025120D, is expected to be widely
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06/05/2014
Motion control kits support advanced robotics applications

XMOS and Synapticon development kit

XMOS and Synapticon announced a range of development kits that allows embedded designers to quickly and easily create a wide variety of innovative motor control and motion control applications. The kits allow developers to address new opportunities in rapidly growing sectors such as consumer and professional
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06/04/2014
Faisal Ahmad of Akros Silicon on digital isolation in PoE systems

Faisal Ahmad of Akros Silicon

In this PSDcast Faisal Ahmad of Akros Silicon talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about how designers are driven to create advanced Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) solutions for customers while also ensuring that those products are both functional and efficient. Akros Silicon recently released the AS1705
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06/03/2014
In this episode of PSDtv GaN Systems walks us through their recent advances and their latest products for Power Systems Design. GaN Systems provides a range of gallium nitride power
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06/03/2014
Freescale Semiconductor has initiated customer sampling for its QorIQ LS1 family of dual-core SoCs. This innovative family of pin-compatible communications processors is the first available in the QorIQ LS series based on Layerscape architecture from Freescale. Leveraging more than 20 years of networking expertise,
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06/03/2014
Paultre on Power - Joerg Malzon-Jessen von Infineon Ãber Technologieentwicklung (German Language Podcast)

Joerg Malzon-Jessen von Infineon

In diesem Beitrag spricht Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design mit Joerg Malzon-Jessen von Infineon über Technologieentwicklung und insbesondere über eine Neuheit, die der Halbleiterhersteller in einen glühenden Würfel verpackt hat... Infineon ist für seine marktprägenden Innovationen bekannt.
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06/02/2014

 



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