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Industrial Applications

October 2014
Hirose's new IP68 power connectors optimized for field assembly

HR41 Series weather-resistant connector

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has strengthened its circular power connector product offering with the development of the HR41 Series weather-resistant connector. The IP68-rated, waterproof connector is designed specifically for outdoor use in applications such as lighting
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10/31/2014
SL Power Electronics, a division of SL Industries and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of rugged, highly reliable power supplies, will showcase their family of AC/DC power supplies for a range of test, medical and LED applications during Electronica in Hall A, Stand 441. The
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10/31/2014
RF transistors from STMicroelectronics leverage latest high-voltage tech

STAC250V2-500E 13.6MHz RF power transistor

STMicroelectronics’ STAC250V2-500E 13.6MHz RF power transistor delivers industry-leading robustness and high power density in a miniaturized and thermally efficient package for high-output class-E industrial power supplies. The STAC250V2-500E has load-mismatch capability of 20:1, the highest in the
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10/31/2014

Linear's PMBus digital power system manager monitors board-level energy consumption

LTC2975 4-channel PMBus digital power system manager

Linear Technology Corporation introduced the LTC2975, a 4-channel PMBus digital power system manager featuring current, power and energy monitoring of the intermediate bus input to point-of-load (POL) converters. Monitoring circuit board power and energy consumption is the first step in managing, optimizing
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10/31/2014
Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into a global distribution agreement with Delta Electronics Power, one of the world’s leading suppliers of switching power supplies and major source of power management solutions. The Delta Electronics Power product solutions available from Mouser Electronics include the
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10/31/2014
Microchip's latest low-power 16-Mbit serial quad-I/O SuperFlash memory operates from 1.65 to 1.95V

1.8V Serial Quad I/O (SQI) SuperFlash Memory

Microchip announced their latest family of 1.8V Serial Quad I/O (SQI) SuperFlash Memory devices. The SST26WF016B offers 16-Mbit of memory and is manufactured with Microchip’s high-performance SuperFlash technology, which provides the industry’s fastest erase times and superior reliability. The
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10/31/2014
Analog Devices introduced the industry’s highest precision, highest speed magnetic angle sensor. The high-resolution ADA4571 sensor is four times more accurate (0.5° max), 60 percent faster and uses 40 percent less power than competing angle sensors. The ADA4571 directly measures motor position
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10/28/2014
Fraunhofer to demo economical micro energy harvesting tech at electronica 2014

Fraunhofer researchers are using this lab coater to produce piezoelectric AlN layers for low power sensors in an economically feasible manner

The trend toward energy self-sufficient probes and ever smaller mobile electronics systems continues unabated. They are used, for example, to monitor the status of the engines on airplanes, or for medical implants. They gather the energy they need for this from their immediate environment - from vibrations,
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10/27/2014
Linear's latest 2A synchronous step-down converter boasts 93% efficiency at 2MHz from 3.0V to 42V input

LT8609 2A 42V-input synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8609 2A, 42V-input synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique synchronous rectification topology delivers 93% efficiency while switching at 2MHz enabling designers to avoid critical noise-sensitive frequency bands, such as AM radio, while providing a highly compact
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10/27/2014
Mark Adams of CUI on the new AMP consortium

Mark Adams of CUI

In this PSDcast Mark Adams of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design wearing the hat of spokesman for the new "Architects of Modern Power" (AMP) Group. The founding members are CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata – all global players developing advanced power conversion technology for
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10/27/2014
High performance power systems have now progressed to the point where designers are working with multiple input voltages, driving multiple rails for a wide variety of applications.  With a need to ensure that the PoL regulators are located as close to the load as possible, designers need to pack
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10/27/2014
Consider this near-perfect storm: Many utilities in the United States have some part of their infrastructure that is more than 50 years old and long past its predicted useful life.  In addition, many utility workers are aging and approaching retirement, which means they will soon end their careers and take
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10/26/2014
There are many factors driving an increased interest in low power semiconductor solutions. Battery-powered products and Internet of Things devices need to ensure a long lifetime to be of use in the consumer markets they target. Energy-harvesting modules, as an alternate source of energy, tend to provide either
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10/26/2014
Hardware manufacturers are taking advantage of increasing integration and improvements in technology to pack more functionality into a smaller space. In servers and communications switches they are applying the benefits of multicore hardware to provide load balancing and resiliency as well as technologies such
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10/26/2014
Simple handheld multimeters often have two inputs for DC current measurements. One input is usually for ranges up to 200mA and the other is for high currents up to 10A or 20A. There is no 2000mA range. So if you need to measure currents in the order of 250mA, you need to use the 20A range, which offers limited
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10/26/2014
Power quality events are a common occurrence in industrial facilities and standard “industrial” power supplies typically provide a level of immunity to these events.  The most common events are voltage sags (nearly 50%) followed by voltage transients and short duration overvoltage events or “swells”
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10/26/2014
The efficiency improvement of power converters is one of the major reasons why digital power is becoming increasingly popular. For specific requirements, digital control allows using the best fitted control strategy and comfortable, intricate tweaking of efficiency. This means the power supply can operate in
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10/25/2014
The latest 4.5kV IGBT/diode chip set from Infineon has been developed and optimized for HVDC applications. It features very low on state voltage losses combined with fast turn on behavior for high current, high voltage and high robust short circuits behavior. High robustness will be demonstrated using HDR technologies
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10/25/2014
IR's latest StrongIRFET 75V MOSFETs feature ultra-low RDS(on) for industrial apps

StrongIRFET power MOSFETs

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the expansion of its StrongIRFET MOSFET portfolio to include 75V devices for a wide variety of industrial applications including power tools, Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) inverters, DC motor drives, Li-Ion battery pack protection, Hot-Swap
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10/24/2014
PEARL certifies first Electrical Reconditioning Technician

Adam Tappe of National Switchgear

The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League’s (PEARL) Technician Certification program helped to make the industrial and commercial electrical markets safer and more reliable in October when it certified Adam Tappe, a 22-year veteran at National Switchgear (Lewisville, Texas), as its first Level
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10/24/2014
Paul Griffin of Doble on grid infrastructures

Paul Griffin of Doble Engineering

In this PSDcast, friend of the show Paul Griffin of Doble Engineering talks to Alix Paultre about the importance of hardware infrastructures in the developing smart grid. No matter how sophisticated the communications, sensors, and logic systems in the grid are, the system is useless unless the actual physical
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10/24/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, introduced three new members to its OTDC disconnect switch family specifically designed for DC applications. The UL98B listed offering will now go up to 600 amperes while the new IEC 60947 ratings are 630 and 800 amperes. With these new products
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10/23/2014
Compact screw-terminal aluminum electrolytic capacitors offer high ripple current capability

EPCOS aluminum electrolytic capacitor

TDK presents three new series of EPCOS aluminum electrolytic capacitors with screw terminals. They are characterized by their high ripple current capability and simultaneously highly compact dimensions. The capacitors of the new B43703* series are designed for rated voltages from 350 V DC to 450 V DC and cover
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10/23/2014
LEM's latest current transducers range pushes Hall effect tech to the next level

LF xx10 transducers for non-intrusive and isolated nominal measurements of DC, AC and pulsed currents

LEM announced the range of LF xx10 transducers for non-intrusive and isolated nominal measurements of DC, AC and pulsed currents from 100 A to 2000 A with 4 new series: LF 210-S, LF 310-S, LF 510-S, LF 1010-S. A fifth, the LF 2010-S will be available in February 2015. LEM has developed a way to make Hall effect
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10/23/2014
Three leading power supply manufacturers announced the formation of a new power industry consortium, the Architects of Modern Power (AMP). The founding members are CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata – all global players developing advanced power conversion technology for distributed power architectures. The
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10/23/2014
Power management company Eaton announced updated management capabilities for data centers and colocation facilities with its best-in-class ePDU third-generation (G3) platform in the Americas, featuring 1% revenue-grade power monitoring for enhanced accuracy and efficiency through its ePDU G3 managed models.
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10/22/2014
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the QorIQ LS1043A communications processor – the industry’s most power-efficient 64-bit ARM-based processor for the virtual network. The system-on-chip helps edge network equipment manufacturers easily scale power and performance to meet the changing needs of the world’s
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10/21/2014
Stackpole releases anti-corrosive thin film chip resistor sample kits

Stackpole engineering sample kits designed for precision applications

Stackpole announces the release of their engineering sample kits designed for precision applications. The moisture withstanding RNCS Series kits contain 20 pieces each of 45 of the most popular resistance values for the 0603 size kit and 47 of the most popular values for the 0805 size kit. The RNCS0603 kit has
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10/20/2014
Environmental boot provides water, dirt, chemical and UV protection to APP's SB 50 and SB 120 connectors

SB Environmental Boot

Anderson Power Products (APP), a leader in high power interconnect solutions, is pleased to announce an addition to the SB Environmental Boot Series, with the release of their SB50 Environmental Boot. Ideal for a wide range applications both indoors and out, the SB Environmental Boots’ soft shell provides
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10/20/2014
Linear's latest step-down regulator offers dual tracking LDOs

The LT3668 400mA 40V step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT3668, a 400mA, 40V step-down switching regulator with dual tracking LDO outputs packaged in an MSOP-16E. The LT3668 offers a complete, robust power solution for applications that require the power supply of a sensor to tightly track the power supply of a measurement ASIC. The
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10/20/2014
CEMS-Global is pleased to once again present the `13th POWER Bangladesh 2014 International Expo', set to once again be Bangladesh's premier International exhibition on Power Generation & Transmission, PV Power, Energy and Renewable Energy, which will bring together specialists engaging in the Power Engineering
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10/20/2014
Protection module teardown: Keithley’s Model 2657A-PM-200

The Model 2657A-PM-200 Protection Module is designed to protect lower-voltage source measure unit (SMU) instruments that are part of a testing configuration from damage by voltage sources that are greater than 220V

Semiconductor devices capable of handling higher levels of power are finding their way into increasingly higher power applications. To validate these new designs, researchers, fabricators and end-product designers need to be able to test experimental devices at higher power levels, which increases their risk
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10/16/2014
Verotec helps improve aviation safety and wind farm efficiency

Verotec's scanning head and associated high precision motion and gearbox drive package

Verotec, a specialist supplier of metal enclosures and subracks to the electronics industry, has worked closely in a design and manufacturing partnership with a UK-based world class Motion Systems Integrator. In the particular project, a scanning head and its associated high precision motion and gearbox drive
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10/15/2014
Vishay's IGBT power modules provide complete integrated solution for solar inverters and UPS

Vishay's IGBT power modules are designed specifically for string solar inverters and medium-power-range uninterruptible power supplies

Vishay Intertechnology introduced four new IGBT power modules designed specifically for string solar inverters and medium-power-range uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). Combining Ultrafast Trench IGBTs, high-efficiency HEXFRED and FRED Pt diode technologies, and thermistors for easy thermal management in
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10/15/2014
Controller expands PLC functionality

WAGO’s PFC200

WAGO’s PFC200 offers advanced compact, computing power in an easy to use environment for PLC programming and process visualization. Features include: • Multiple fieldbus ports • A high speed processor: 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 • Extensive memory: 256 MB
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10/14/2014
Compact snap-in aluminum electrolytic caps offer significantly increased ripple-current capability

EPCOS snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors

TDK presents their latest EPCOS snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors. They are characterized by a ripple current capability that is up to 25 percent higher than for the types of the preceding EPCOS series. The capacitors of the new B43642* series are manufactured in highly compact sizes with diameters ranging
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10/14/2014
Filter assures compliance of Excelsys Xsolo and XF MIL COTS supplies

LCR Model F19374 filter

Excelsys Technologies, a market leader in user-configurable power supplies, announced that the company’s recently released Xsolo and XF power supplies can now be paired with a custom-designed power line filter to meet stringent conducted emission standards. Excelsys and Astrodyne-LCR teamed up to create the
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10/14/2014
Leading engineering consultancy and driveline solutions provider, Romax Technology, has won the Grand Prix prize at the 2014 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs), held today in London. Now in their sixth year, the BEEAs promote the quality of engineering design in the UK and celebrate those
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10/09/2014
Analog Devices introduced the industry’s highest speed, high–temperature, 16-bit, A/D converter, which is more than twice as fast as currently available converters and provides error-free operation at temperatures of up to 175 degrees Celsius. With sample rates up to 600-kSPS, the AD7981 PulSAR®
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10/08/2014
Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced the launch of a PCB design integration tool MultiSIM BLUE, designed in collaboration with National Instruments. The powerful tool is available free online, and is offered in English and German
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10/07/2014
Alfred Binder of ams on position sensors and intelligent motion

Alfred Binder of ams

In this PSDcast Alfred Binder of ams talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the importance of proper sensing in intelligent systems. Regardless of the horsepower of the processor, there is no precision without feedback. Sensors give a system the information it needs for proper and efficient operation.
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10/07/2014
TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced an RoHS-compliant nickel PTFE plating for its DEUTSCH standard MIL-DIL-38999 Series III connectors. Along with TE’s recently announced black zinc nickel plating, this coating further expands TE’s response to new environmental regulations that reduce the
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10/06/2014
Farsens announced that it will be exhibiting products from its product portfolio at Electronica 2014 and Euro ID 2014 trade fairs. Our sales team will be showing the newest innovations in battery-free RFID sensor solutions in our booths. Electronica 2014 will be held November 11-14
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10/06/2014
Maxim Integrated’s flow meter solution lasts up to 20 years on a single battery

MAXREFDES70# ultrasonic flow meter reference design

Utilities can now improve water- and heat-metering accuracy by an order of magnitude, while operating for up to 20 years on a single “A”-size battery with the MAXREFDES70# ultrasonic flow meter reference design from Maxim Integrated. Traditional mechanical flow meters measure water and heat usage
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10/06/2014
Saj Sahal & Suman Narayan of Fairchild on repositioning to address an evolving market

Saj Sahal & Suman Narayan of Fairchild

In this PSDcast Saj Sahal & Suman Narayan of Fairchild speak wth Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the embedded systems marketplace, where it's going, and industry trends as well as the recent changes at Fairchild made to address them. Among the topics discussed, they talk about their relaunched
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10/03/2014
Glassman's 4kW high-voltage DC supplies offer low ripple and noise

LH series 4kW open stack power supply

LH series 4kW open stack power supplies from Glassman High Voltage Inc feature extremely low ripple – typically less than 0.1% peak to peak of rated voltage at full load - and noise. The air-insulated, fast response PSUs also feature tight regulation and are fully compliant with European Directives: EN61010/
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10/02/2014
Chillers and heat exchangers enhance looped-liquid electronics cooling

ATS Chiller Systems and liquid-to-air Heat Exchangers

Advanced Thermal Solutions (ATS) has introduced a series of portable Chiller Systems and liquid-to-air Heat Exchangers for controlling fluid temperatures in looped liquid cooling systems. The new chillers allow precise temperature control of the recirculating coolants used for managing heat in electronic equipment.
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Date:
10/01/2014

 



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