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Industrial Applications

August 2014
Riello UPS enters US market

Ed Kwiatkowski

Riello UPS, the fourth largest manufacturer of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) in the world, has set its sights on growth in North America, and has hired industry veteran Ed Kwiatkowski as their Business Development Manager. Kwiatkowski, who is centrally located in Dayton, OH, is responsible for all sales
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08/29/2014
Torex Semi's latest ultra-small voltage detectors have high accuracy, ultra-low supply current, and detection delay

XC6129 series voltage detectors

Torex Semiconductor has released the XC6129 series of voltage detectors with high accuracy, low supply current, and a delay function. These voltage detectors are ideal for wearable devices and small portable devices. The XC6129 series are voltage detectors with an accuracy of ±0.8% (Ta = 25°C), a supply current
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08/26/2014
Coilcraft planar transformers offer high efficiency and excellent DCR with very low leakage inductance

Coilcraft surface-mount planar transformers

Coilcraft has released two series of surface-mount planar transformers for power over Ethernet (PoE) and -48V network power applications. The PL160 Series is rated for 160 Watts between 200 kHz and 700 kHz with a nominal 48 V input, and the PL300 Series is rated to 300 Watts. PlanarBoth product series
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08/22/2014

Freescale Semiconductor announced it is launching the next generation of its flagship Kinetis K series microcontrollers (MCUs) with the expansion of its existing Kinetis K1x, K2x and K6x MCU families, and the introduction of the Kinetis K0x MCU family. In addition, Freescale has dramatically expanded its enablement
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08/22/2014
NetworkBoost network failure detection and recovery increases machine uptime

NetworkBoost network failure detection and recovery

ACS Motion Control introduces NetworkBoost™, an advanced network failure detection and recovery feature that dramatically increases machine uptime. The optional NetworkBoost feature indicates the exact failure location within the EtherCAT network, minimizing troubleshooting & repair time. In addition,
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08/22/2014
Stackpole's multilayer varistors now have nickel barrier terminations

ZV Series multilayer varistors

The ZV Series of SMT multilayer varistors is now available with nickel barrier terminations. Nickel barrier terminations are compatible with most manufacturing processes and are easier to work with than palladium silver terminations. This enhancement makes the ZV Series a great choice for transient voltage protection
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08/22/2014
Shane Callahan of Excelsys on power management

Shane Callahan of Excelsys

In this PSDcast Shane Callahan of Excelsys talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenges in power systems design today. Many engineers have to create ever more efficient and energy-dense power supplies for their products, but may not have the expertise to create them. One way Excelsys addresses
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08/21/2014
Altera announced the availability of a power conversion solution that makes it easy for board developers to design point-of-load power solutions and achieve the highest FPGA performance at the lowest system power. The power conversion solution, a monolithic 40A driver plus synchronous MOSFET powertrain, is optimized
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08/21/2014
CUI launches low-power DIN-rail DC/DC converters in a slim package

CUI PYB DIN rail dc-dc converter

CUI announced a compact DIN rail dc-dc converter line to ease installation in industrial environments. The converter family is housed in a slim 76 x 31.5 x 25.8 mm (2.99 x 1.24 x 1.02 in) DIN-Rail package with all electrical connections easily accessible via screw terminals. It has been designed for
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08/21/2014
Toshiba photocoupler eliminates bridge circuits, reducing board size, cost and power consumption

TLP2391 high-speed photocoupler

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced their latest high-speed photocoupler targeted at servo motors and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that is operable in both plus and minus LED input currents. Use of the TLP2391 will enable developers to eliminate multiple bridge circuits from many applications,
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08/21/2014
Products from display manufacturer Electronic Assembly are now featured in the product range of Digi-Key. About 300 articles, ranging from character displays with SPI bus interface for an operating voltage of 3.3 V to TFT graphic displays with intelligence and touch panel, are now available through Digi-Key's
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08/20/2014
ROHM Semi's switching regulators tout high operating voltage, extended temperature, and small footprint

ROHM's BD9G101G DC/DC converter

ROHM Semiconductor recently introduced two switching regulator series designed to archive high operating voltage, extended temperature, and small layout requirements demanded of today's high performance, space-constrained power supply applications. Delivering extremely high power efficiency over a wide current
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08/20/2014
TDK Corporation presents the new data book for EPCOS Ceramic Transient Voltage Suppressors (CTVS). It contains the extended product range of multilayer varistors (MLV), ESD/EMI filters, CeraDiode components as well as leaded transient voltage/RFI suppressors of the SHCV series. Product highlights include
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08/19/2014
Allegro MicroSystems unveils their latest high-accuracy current-sensor ICs

Allegro’s ACS722 and ACS723 devices

Allegro MicroSystems announced two current sensor IC devices that are true ±5 A sensor ICs or uni-directional 10 A sensor ICs for use in low power applications that require higher output swings at lower current. Allegro’s ACS722 and ACS723 devices provide an economical and precise solution for AC or DC current
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08/13/2014
Convert PWM to 12-Bit accurate voltage outputs without software, ripple, or delay

LTC2645, a quad-channel 12-bit/10-bit/8-bit PWM-to-voltage output DAC

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2645, a quad-channel 12-bit/10-bit/8-bit PWM-to-voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with 10ppm/°C reference. These parts convert PWM input signals to 12-bit accurate, stable, buffered voltage outputs in less than 8µs, eliminating the ripple and delay typically
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08/12/2014
Exar's Jon Cronk on power efficiency

Jon Cronk of Exar

In this PSDcast Jon Cronk of Exar talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues around power efficiency and the challenges it presents to the design community. Efficiency is important, but system performance aspects like transient response must be addressed or the solution will not meet the
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08/07/2014
Linear's triple-output step-down converter suits automotive and industrial applications

The LT3667 400mA, 40V step-down switching regulator with dual LDO outputs

Linear Technology announced the LT3667, a 400mA, 40V step-down switching regulator with dual LDO outputs packaged in a 3mm x 5mm QFN or MSOP-16E. The LT3667 offers a highly compact, triple output solution for automotive and industrial applications. The LT3667 operates from a VIN range of 4.3V to 40V with transient
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08/07/2014
Cees Links on naming tech

Cees Links of Greenpeak

In the PSDcast, is a short sidebar talk to the discussion on the IoT HERE, Cees Links of Greenpeak and Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design take a few
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08/06/2014
NI's CompactRIO software-designed controller simplifies control systems

CompactRIO performance controller

National Instruments, a provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve engineering challenges, announced the CompactRIO performance controller, a software-designed controller that integrates the latest embedded technologies from Intel and Xilinx to deliver unparalleled performance and flexibility,
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08/06/2014
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has awarded $6 million to fund projects that will: Measure current residential energy code compliance rate using a methodology that provides statewide results with 90% reliability. Implement an education, training, and outreach program designed
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08/06/2014
TRINAMIC stepper-motor IC enables wider operating margins

TMC5062 stepper motor controller-driver SoC

TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading developer of motor and motion control technologies, announced its TMC5062 flagship stepper motor controller-driver SoC, a monolithic dual-axis motor controller and driver that incorporates eight of Trinamic’s patented or patent-pending motion control technologies. This SoC
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08/06/2014
Ultralow-voltage step-up energy-harvesting power manager IC extends life of primary batteries in WSNs

LTC3107 highly-integrated DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC3107 highly-integrated DC/DC converter, designed to extend the life of a primary battery in low power wireless system networks (WSNs). The LTC3107 combines energy harvesting and power management capability with a primary battery cell to extend the battery’s usable lifetime.
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08/05/2014
Halogen-free Saf-D-Grid DC power connector from Anderson Power Products offers greener alternative

Saf-D-Grid Ultra Short Receptacle

The Saf-D-Grid® Ultra Short Receptacle is now being manufactured in a halogen free, high temperature housing material to meet equipment manufactures’ desire to offer eco-friendly devices. Saf-D-Grid is a 25A 600V-capable DC connector system size-compatible with IEC 320 C13 and C14 AC standard panel cut outs.
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08/05/2014
Intersil's highly-integrated synchronous buck regulators offer efficiency and flexibility

ISL85410 and ISL85418 synchronous buck regulators

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, released the ISL85410 and ISL85418 synchronous buck regulators, ideal for complex industrial and medical systems. The buck regulators efficiently down-convert the DC voltage from a power supply or battery to power multiple
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08/05/2014

 



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