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Industrial Applications

September 2014
Cree claims industry-first 1.7kV all-SiC power module

Cree’s all-SiC 1700V power module

Cree, continues to extend its leadership in silicon carbide (SiC) power device technology with the release of the industry’s first all-SiC 1.7kV power module in an industry standard 62mm housing. Powered by Cree’s C2M™ large area SiC chip technology, the new half-bridge module exhibits an impressive 8mOhm
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09/30/2014
Allegro’s A1366 Hall sensor IC joins extremely low noise with high resolution

The A1366 from Allegro MicroSystems

The A1366 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a factory-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC designed to achieve high accuracy and resolution by the use of advanced temperature compensation technology. The proprietary linearly interpolated temperature compensation technology, programmed
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09/30/2014
Microchip Bluetooth starter kit available from Mouser

DM320018 PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip Technology

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the DM320018 PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip Technology. The DM320018 is a low cost Bluetooth development platform based on the 32-bit Microchip PIC32MX270F256D microcontroller. This easy to use starter kit features a Bluetooth HCI module, single-chip 3 axis accelerometer
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09/30/2014

Micro PLC platform puts Industry 4.0 power in the palm of your hand

Micro PLC platform from Maxim Integrated Products

Using the Micro PLC platform from Maxim Integrated Products, designers now have the tools to implement Industry 4.0 with less power, parts, and total costs. The platform consists of five reference designs which can operate as stand-alone subsystems and be configured and tested with a laptop’s USB port. A
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09/30/2014
EPC announces the EPC2025, a 300 V power transistor for use in applications requiring high frequency switching in order to achieve higher efficiency and power density. Applications enhanced by higher switching speeds include ultra-high frequency DC-DC converters, medical diagnostic equipment, power inverters,
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09/30/2014
Renesas' low-power RX111 mmicrocontrollers in the 32-Bit RX family offers up to 512 KB of memory

RX111 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the addition of new product versions with larger memory capacity to the RX111 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) ideal for applications such as healthcare devices, industrial equipment, and building automation systems. Renesas’
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09/29/2014
Linear's femtoamp bias-current op-amps offer 500MHz gain bandwidth for TIA & buffer apps

LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps

Linear Technology announced the LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps, which deliver outstanding performance for high speed and high dynamic range transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and buffer applications. With just 3fA bias current at 25°C and 4pA max over the entire -40°C to 125°C temperature
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09/29/2014
Vishay's latest rectifiers offer high efficiency for telecom and LED lighting

200V Gen-2 TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers

Vishay Intertechnology introduced 15 new 200V Gen-2 TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers featuring a wide range of current ratings from 5A to 30A in four power package options. With low forward voltage drops down to 0.65V typical at 15A, the rectifiers offer high-efficiency operation for telecom power
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09/26/2014
CBS ArcSafe's RSA-161A and RSA-174F remote-switch actuators win dual 2014 OH&S safety awards

CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A actuators

The CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A and RSA-174F, remote switch actuators designed to safely and remotely operate circuit breakers outside the arc-flash zone, have each won Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s 2014 New Product of the Year Award in the Electrical Safety category. "These
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09/26/2014
Progea's Pro.Lean is a novel Lean Manufacturing solution that gathers production data and downtime information in real time, preventing any inefficiency or malfunction issues. Pro.Lean is an innovative, simple and affordable Movicon™ module that makes it possible to gather and record production data in auto
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09/26/2014
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, and power conversion specialist Transphorm have announced a newly formed partnership to co-develop and co-market gallium nitride (GaN) based products and power system solutions for a variety of high voltage applications in the industrial, computing, telecom
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09/26/2014
David Andeen of Maxim on industrial automation

David Andeen of Maxim

In this PSDcast friend of the show David Andeen of Maxim Integrated talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about industrial control, industrial automation, motor control, and process automation applications. Due to the complexity of the systems involved, binary/digital sensors and switches are also frequently
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09/26/2014
America Semiconductor releases high-voltage, utrafast Schottky rectifier modules

Avalanche energy rated AK2S200-170 modules integrate two fully independent diodes

America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, released their latest high-voltage, Schottky rectifier. The avalanche energy rated AK2S200-170 modules integrate two fully independent diodes in a compact, fully insulated, standard SOT-227 package. The diodes'
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09/25/2014
In response to the increasing interest in 400V within their industries, data center and telecom leaders Anderson Power Products (APP), Emerson Network Power, IBM, Universal Electric Corporation and Vicor Corporation will demonstrate a 400V DC ecosystem during INTELEC, Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Vancouver. The
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09/25/2014
Renesas launches MCUs with expanded brushless DC motor-control support

RL78/G1G Group microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics is expanding its safety and efficiency support for home appliances and tools with the innovative RL78/G1G Group of microcontrollers (MCUs). In complement to its current brushless DC motor control (BLDC) MCU offerings, Renesas delivers power-efficient performance with shorter development time
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09/25/2014
SEGGER is one of the first tool vendors to announce their support for the latest ARM® Cortex®-M7 architecture. SEGGER’s industry standard J-Link debug probes and middleware products, including embOS and the new emSecure Digital Signature Library are Cortex-M7 ready, ensuring innovators and early adopters
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09/24/2014
Energy Meters target multiple apps, including metering and monitoring

Grässlin's taxxo Energy Meters

Grässlin's taxxo Energy Meters are designed for a variety of applications, including metering and monitoring energy consumption in private households, industry, craft, and facility management. The analog and digital energy meters measure the active energy of
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09/24/2014
EPC unveils EPC2100 monolithic GaN half-bridge

EPC2100 monolithic GaN half-bridge

EPC announced the EPC2100, the first commercially-available enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge. By integrating two eGaN power FETs into a single device, interconnect inductances and the interstitial space needed on the PCB are eliminated. This increases both efficiency (especially at higher
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09/24/2014
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of ARM® Cortex®-M core microcontrollers, announced the extension of its STM32 family of more than 500 pin- and software-compatible microcontrollers. The new STM32 F7 microcontroller
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09/24/2014
One of the most important features in switched mode power supplies is power density. It is crucial for high-power applications like server and telecom but it is also a key factor for low- to mid-power designs like battery chargers and adapters. Let’s explore the performance of advanced solutions
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09/23/2014
Industry’s smallest encapsulated 60W AC-DC supply comes in PCB or chassis mount

ECE60 series of single output encapsulated 60 Watt AC-DC power supplies

XP Power announced the ECE60 series of single output encapsulated 60 Watt AC-DC power supplies. Suiting applications that require a slim profile, a high power density and low no-load power consumption, the ECE60 is available in either PCB mount, chassis mounted with screw terminals, or in a DIN rail mount configuration.
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09/22/2014
Silicon Labs claims industry’s lowest jitter clock family for data centers and internet infrastructure

Si534x “clock-tree-on-a-chip” portfolio

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, introduced the industry’s most frequency-flexible clock solutions offering industry-leading jitter performance for high-speed networking, communications and data center equipment serving as the foundation of today’s Internet
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09/22/2014
Rapidly growing demand for data capacity means that data center power requirements are increasingly reaching megawatt rather than kilowatt levels. Let’s looks at how UPS providers can respond to this challenge while maintaining the availability and energy efficiency standards enjoyed by lower power installations. Data
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09/20/2014
As engineering teams are continuously being pushed to deliver leading edge designs in much reduced time frames, they must now look every possible advantage in order to meet these aggressive requirements. One such way to achieve this is to reduce the internal testing of any new components being used. Procurement
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09/20/2014
Frequent on/off cycling can waste real money and lower system life in many closed loop control systems, such as  thermostatically-controlled heating systems, pressure-controlled compressor systems, ambient luminance-controlled lighting systems, and others. As an example of the savings data loggers
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09/19/2014
CONTA-CLIP's fuse disconnect terminal has extraction lever for a spare fuse

FSIK 4 fuse disconnect terminals feature an extraction lever that can hold a spare fuse or an integrated LED status display

FSIK 4-type fuse disconnect terminals from CONTA-CLIP feature a folding extraction lever that locks into its end position and provides space for a spare fuse. Alternatively, CONTA-CLIP also supplies the fuse disconnect terminals with an integrated LED status display. The pressure spring connection
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09/19/2014
Han coax ETCS connector features robust communications interface for rail and harsh industrial apps

Han Coax ETCS connector

The Han Coax ETCS connector is a high-performance coaxial connector designed to provide a reliable and robust interface for data transmission in railway applications and in harsh industrial environments. The connector was originally developed for use in the European Train Control System (ETCS), in
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09/19/2014
II-VII, a leading provider of amplification solutions for next-generation optical networks, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2014) in Booth #503, on September 22-24, 2014 in Cannes, France, where it will showcase
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09/19/2014
Power Integrations latest LinkSwitch-HP switcher ICs in stock at Mouser

LinkSwitch-HP Family

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the LinkSwitch-HP Family of Energy Efficient Off-Line Switchers from Power Integrations. These switching power supply ICs dramatically simplify power supply circuit designs by eliminating many common external components such as an optocoupler and secondary control circuit components.
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09/19/2014
Powder composites with low magnetostriction for high efficiency

Sectional view: SMP choke with high-frequency wire winding

SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus, German manufacturer of inductive components, will introduce at this year’s Electronica in Munich chokes for power electronics applications. The components are low-loss, have good EMC characteristics, high energy storage capacity and a space-efficient design. The components' cores
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09/19/2014
U.S. commercial businesses spend over $100 billion on energy annually with much of that consumption coming from building systems such as HVAC, lighting, security, elevators and fire protection.  For example, in a commercial building, lighting alone can account for almost 35% of the total energy used. Experts
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09/18/2014
Teledyne LeCroy introduces 500 MHz, $5,000 WaveJet Touch portable oscilloscope

WaveJet Touch

The availability of a touch screen as well as powerful debug tools and advanced triggering is unique among oscilloscopes with comparable specifications and pricing. Built on the popular WaveJet 300 oscilloscope platform, the WaveJet Touch is available in two models with 350 MHz or 500 MHz bandwidth, four channels,
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09/16/2014
Patti Engineering, a leader in control systems integration, announced details of its engineering support for the installation and commissioning of a new Krones bottling line for Texas regional craft brewer, Real Ale Brewing Company. Real Ale Brewing has wide spread Texas distribution of its handcrafted ales
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09/16/2014
TI simplifies wide VIN power supply design with synchronous SIMPLE SWITCHER DC/DC regulators

SIMPLE SWITCHER regulators

Texas Instruments introduced seven SIMPLE SWITCHER regulators that simplify wide VIN synchronous power supply design and help engineers create energy-efficient, electromagnetic interference (EMI) compliant products. The easy-to-use LM43600/1/2/3 and LM46000/1/2 DC/DC converters feature an input voltage range
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09/15/2014
As the number of voltage rails continues to grow inside systems due to higher complexity and proliferation of digital content, it is essential to have a mechanism to monitor and control these rails. Often times there can be as many as 50 point-of-load voltage rails and system designers need to be able to easily
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09/15/2014
EPCOS piezo actuators raise the bar on performance

EPCOS piezo actuators

TDK announced the third generation of EPCOS piezo actuators with copper internal electrodes, which offer both improved performance and higher cost-effectiveness. These innovative actuators are characterized by outstanding stability and reliability. They can operate a billion switching cycles without failures
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09/15/2014
The global market for embedded systems is growing at a rate of up to eight percent. Market volume in Germany alone is currently more than EUR 20 billion. Application-oriented solutions and products for this market of the future will be on display at electronica 2014 from November 11–14. The embedded platforms
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09/15/2014
Out of the energy harvesting technologies being commercialized, thermoelectric generators have received significant attention with several new products having been launched in the past few years. Most significant market segments have been building and industrial automation so far, with the interest in waste
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09/12/2014
Paultre on Power - Christoph Wieser von Vicor Ãber component power design (German Language Podcast)

Christoph Wieser von Vicor

In diesem aktuellen Podcast unterhält sich Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design mit Christoph Wieser, Regional Sales Manager Central Europe bei Vicor, über die sogenannte „Component Power Design“ Methodologie. Er behandelt, was dies allgemein für den Ingenieur in der Entwicklung von Stromversorgungs-Systemen
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09/11/2014
Vishay VRPower integrated DrMOS power stages deliver high current, efficiency, and power density

VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage

Vishay Intertechnology introduced their latest family of VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage solutions in the low-profile, thermally enhanced PowerPAK MLP 5 mm by 5 mm 31-pin package. Delivering currents in excess of 60 A per phase, Vishay Siliconix SiC620 devices are 30 % smaller than previous-generation 6
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09/09/2014
Excelsys to show their 1KW XSolo and UltiMod power supplies at Electronica 2014

UltiMod and XSolo products

Excelsys Technologies, specialists in high efficiency user configurable power supplies, announced that they will be exhibiting at Electronica 2014 in Munich from the 11th to 14th of November. Located in Hall B2, Booth 219, the Excelsys booth is bigger than ever and they are looking forward to meeting existing
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09/08/2014
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its plan to establish the R-IN Consortium, aimed at providing global support for the development of industrial equipment incorporating industrial Internet communication functionality, including manufacturing equipment, security
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09/08/2014
Linear's 24V triple-output synchronous step-down controller works from -55°C to 150°C

LTC3853 triple-output synchronous step-down switching regulator controller

Linear Technology announced the H- and MP-grade versions of the LTC3853, a triple-output synchronous step-down switching regulator controller. This device operates over a 4.5V to 24V input voltage range, can produce output currents up to 20A per phase with output voltages ranging from 0.8V to 13.5V at up to
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09/08/2014
Omron launches efficient high-power DC relay

Omron G9EJ-1-E relay

To address the growing market for high voltage DC battery powered systems and renewable energy applications, Omron Electronic Components Europe has added an efficient DC power relay suitable for bicycle and scooter charging stations, UPSs, battery management systems, elevators, industrial robots, solar / wind
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09/05/2014
Innovative Power’s single-phase Step/Control Transformers suit industrial applications

Innovative Power's latest Single Phase 50/60 Hz Step/Control Series Transformer

Featuring superior reliability, advanced performance and rugged construction, Innovative Power's latest Single Phase 50/60 Hz Step/Control Series Transformers is well suited for industrial applications, including motor speed control. Step up/down control transformers reduce electrical voltage, with their primary
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09/04/2014
Freescale offers first AEC-Q100-qualified intelligent battery sensor with CAN protocol

MM9Z1J638 battery sensor

Freescale Semiconductor announced the availability of the industry’s first general market AEC-Q100 qualified intelligent battery sensor to combine three measurement channels, a 16/32-bit MCU, and a CAN protocol module in a single package. Designed to support both conventional and emerging battery
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09/02/2014
Power management company Eaton announced the launch of its Energy Saver System (ESS) Plus technology in the Americas, featuring a novel Harmonic Reduction System engineered to detect and automatically correct harmonic currents before they affect valuable data center hardware and business continuity. As part
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09/02/2014

 



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