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Industrial Applications

January 2015
ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of a cell balancing IC that contributes to increased miniaturization, greater stability, and longer life for supercaps, or EDLCs (Electric Double Layer Capacitors), which are driving the adoption of energy regeneration applications in industrial equipment,
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01/29/2015
Eaton’s Brian Tenters on power quality

Eaton’s Brian Tenters

In this PSDcast Eaton’s Brian Tenters talks to PSD's Alix Paultre about the importance of power quality in a applications from industrial to scientific and from medical to consumer. For example, Eaton has established an integrated power management platform for the Mount Washington Observatory, which experiences
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01/29/2015
AVX's latest high-voltage stacked SMPS capacitors suit high voltage apps

AVX RV Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new RoHS-compliant series of high voltage, DIP-leaded stacked SMPS capacitors. Rated for 1,000–5,000V and capacitance values spanning 100pF to 15µF, the new RV Series capacitors feature low ESR and ESL, low DC leakage
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01/28/2015

Altium, a leader in Electronic Design Automation, and Valydate, a leader in Schematic, Signal and Power Integrity analysis, announced a strategic partnership aimed at easing the time-consuming visual inspection and debugging process of electronic schematics with ValydateVERA, a powerful design analysis and verification
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01/28/2015
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of neutral ground resistors for industrial power systems. Consisting of the company's GRE1 high-power, high-current grid resistors mounted in rugged, weatherproof IP23-rated enclosures with extremely high voltage insulation, Milwaukee Resistors (a product line
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01/28/2015
William Horvath of TMEIC on advanced automation

William Horvath of TMEIC

In this PSDcast William Horvath of TMEIC talks with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the recent advances in automation and its impact on industrial systems and processes.TMEIC recently announced their new medium voltage drive, the TMdrive-MVe2.
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01/28/2015
Power management company Eaton announced the new 310+ Mining Molded Case Circuit Breaker (MCCB) series, designed to maximize equipment reliability, enhance personnel safety and improve uptime in mining applications. The breakers are engineered for maintenance safety, featuring integrated arc flash protection
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01/26/2015
Vishay's latest 500V high-voltage MOSFETs built on Gen II Super Junction tech

Vishay 500 V series of high-voltage MOSFETs

Vishay Intertechnology announced the addition of 11 new devices to its 500 V series of high-voltage MOSFETs optimized for operation in switch mode power supplies (SMPS) to 500 W. Featuring the same benefits of extremely low conduction and switching losses as the company's E Series 600 V and 650 V devices, the
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01/23/2015
UQM Technologies patents innovative permanent-magnet electric motor design that allows the use of non rare-earth magnets

UQM's technology provides a viable option to existing rare-earth motor technology

UQM Technologies announced that it was granted a U.S. patent for its electric and hybrid electric vehicle motor design using non-rare earth magnets. The majority of electric and hybrid electric vehicles produced today use permanent magnet motors with rare-earth magnet materials. This new design provides a similar
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01/23/2015
Power Magnetics' eBook offers In-depth understanding of medium-voltage harmonic filter reactors

Harmonics are becoming more of an issue in almost every industry

Power Magnetics announced the availability of a new eBook, called "Understanding the Advantages of Medium Voltage Harmonic Filter Reactors," which provides critical insight to the value, understanding and efficient use of these specialized devices in systems for reducing the destructive effects of
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01/23/2015
Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, will showcase high performance, embedded solutions at the Embedded World 2015 show taking place from 24-26 February in Nuremberg, Germany - Hall 5, Stand 328. Highlights at the show include: Analog
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01/22/2015
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and CMP (Circuits Multi Projets) have made ST’s BCD8sP technology platform for smart-power ICs available for prototyping to universities, research labs, and design companies through the silicon brokerage
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01/21/2015
Linear's five-output ultralow-jitter clock distributor with PLL provides novel multichip output synchronization

LTC6950 low phase-noise integer-N synthesizer core with an ultralow jitter clock distribution output section

Linear Technology announced the LTC6950, a low phase noise integer-N synthesizer core with an ultralow jitter clock distribution output section. The LTC6950 is ideal for generating and distributing the low jitter signals essential to clocking data converters with a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Maintaining
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01/21/2015
Melexis' low noise single-coil fan driver IC offers built-in current limiting functionality

MLX90297 600mA single-coil fan driver IC

Melexis announced the MLX90297 600mA single-coil fan driver IC. Aimed at development of energy efficient cooling system designs, this latest device adds to the company’s portfolio of All-in-One single coil fan drivers, and is a further development of the successful MLX90287 device. It integrates a high sensitivity
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01/21/2015
Molex's wire-to-board solution packs high power in a small footprint for top-end server applications

EXTreme Guardian connector

Molex announced the addition of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 circuit harness connector components to its EXTreme Guardian Power Connector system. The new components include non-overmolded latching cable receptacle housings, terminal position assurance clips (TPAs), and latchable vertical and right angle headers providing
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01/21/2015
AVX creates the first 0201 tantalum capacitor

AVX's sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world’s smallest and lowest profile tantalum capacitor: the new sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip. Measuring only 0.6mm x 0.35mm x 0.35mm, the new 0201 E case TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitors deliver
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01/20/2015
Absopulse frequency converters deliver 300VA pure sine wave from universal PFC-input

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ FCP 300 series of rugged, industrial grade ac-ac frequency converters

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ FCP 300 series of rugged, industrial grade ac-ac frequency converters provide 300VA pure sine wave output voltage from a universal range PFC input (95V to 264Vac). They deliver 115Vac continuous at 60Hz or 400Hz, 230Vac continuous at 50Hz, or custom. The output is regulated to ±2% from
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01/20/2015
Vishay Precision Group announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors product line (VFR) has introduced the new high-precision Bulk Metal Foil Burden through-hole resistor. Designed for connection to the secondary-side of current sensing transformers, the device offers low TCR down to ±0.2 ppm/°C from -55°C to
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01/20/2015
TI’s N-channel power MOSFETs claim industry’s lowest resistance

CSD16570Q5B and CSD17570Q5B NexFET MOSFETs

Texas Instruments introduced 11 new N-channel power MOSFETs to its NexFET product line, including the 25-V CSD16570Q5B and 30-V CSD17570Q5B for hot swap and ORing applications with the industry’s lowest on-resistance (Rdson) in a QFN package. In addition, TI’s new 12-V FemtoFET CSD13383F4 for low-voltage
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01/19/2015
EdgeMate connectors from Molex now available through TTI

EdgeMate connector

Molex’s EdgeMate power connectors offer positive PCB-locking and significant cost savings for wire-to-edge-card terminations in appliance, industrial and lighting applications. The devices are now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components EdgeMate
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01/19/2015
Cree’s PT62SCMDxx dual SIC MOSFET drivers now at Mouser

PT62SCMDxx Dual SIC MOSFET Driver Boards from Cree

Mouser Electronics, a leading authorized distributor with the latest in semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the PT62SCMDxx Dual SIC MOSFET Driver Boards from Cree. Designed to drive the CREE CAS300M17BM2 SIC MOSFET modules, the PT62SCMD12 and PT62SCMD17 single-board solutions are dual silicon
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01/19/2015
Video surveillance growth to exceed 10% in 2015

The global video surveillance industry can grow by more than 10 percent in 2015

The global video surveillance industry can defy conventional market logic, resist product commoditization and still grow by more than 10 percent in 2015, according to a new white paper from IHS. The global market for video surveillance equipment was worth an estimated $15.0 billion by the end of 2014, up from
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01/16/2015
Morgan Advanced Materials (MGAM) announced its extensive range of ceramic capacitors for high voltage DC and AC and high power radio frequency (RF) applications. MGAM’s line of high voltage ceramic capacitors includes high voltage encapsulated discs, live line capacitors, and voltage multiplier assemblies,
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01/15/2015
Vishay Intertechnology's IHLP 2020 Inductors operate to +155°C

IHLP low-profile, high-current inductors in the 2020 case size

Vishay Intertechnology launched two new IHLP low-profile, high-current inductors in the 2020 case size with high operating temperatures to +155°C. Offering low profiles of 3 mm, the Vishay Dale IHLP-2020CZ-51 and automotive-grade IHLP-2020CZ-5A provide a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 µH to 15 µH. With
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01/15/2015
Stackpole expands tight tolerance and TCR value ranges

Stackpole's thin film precision RNCF Series

Stackpole's popular thin film, precision RNCF Series has expanded its value ranges to be one of the broadest in the industry for 0.01% tolerances and 10 ppm TCR. * RNCF0402 - 49.9 ohms to 12K ohms * RNCF0603 - 24.9 ohms to 100K ohms * RNCF0805 - 24.9 ohms to 200K ohms * RNCF1206
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01/15/2015
jb Capacitors releases JFV series of X2 EMI suppression film capacitors

JFV series metallised polypropylene film capacitor

Components Bureau introduces the JFV series of X2 electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression film capacitors from specialist capacitor manufacturer jb Capacitors. Featuring a maximum mains voltage rating of 275 to 310Vac and a wide range of lead pitches and capacitance values, the JFV series is suitable
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01/15/2015
Institution of Engineering and Technology’s releases Numerical Analysis of Power System Transients and Dynamics book

Numerical Analysis of Power System Transients and Dynamics

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s has released a power system book called Numerical Analysis of Power System Transients and Dynamics.The transient analysis of electrical networks has become very important for both HVAC and HVDC systems, due to significant changes introduced through the connection
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01/14/2015
Machine-to-machine methods, (or M2M), intelligent embedded and/or smart fusion have been around in some form for many years. The Internet of Things (IoT) goes way beyond this capability and interconnects virtually unlimited numbers of smart objects and changes the way we interact with our environment. To help
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01/13/2015
Pulse Electronics introduces high-isolation switch mode transformer

Pulse's switch mode high-isolation transformer

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduced a series of high-isolation switch mode transformers that come in a standard SMT package. Pulse Electronics' PH9185 series provides a reinforced insulation power supply that's compatible with the MAXIM MAX253 to power RS-485/RS-232 transceivers.
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01/13/2015
Allegro MicroSystems' latest 3A buck regulator offers low VIN dropout

A8590 buck regulator IC

Allegro MicroSystems announced a new buck regulator IC to add to its industry leading lineup of automotive regulators. Allegro’s A8590 has been designed to provide the power supply requirements of next generation car audio and infotainment systems. The A8590 provides all the control and protection circuitry
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01/12/2015
IHS identifies technologies transforming the world

Trends

The Internet of Everything, cloud computing/big data and 3-D printing are the three technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to IHS Technology. “We know that technology has the capability to change the world: from the Gutenberg printing press to the steam
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01/12/2015
Vishay's devices increase power density with SMF package

Vishay Intertechnology introduced six new rectifiers in the SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP package

Vishay Intertechnology introduced six new rectifiers in the compact, low-profile, surface-mount SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP package. Offering forward currents of 1 A and 2 A and low forward voltage drops and leakage currents, the AEC-Q101-qualified devices reduce power losses and improve efficiency in automotive applications. The
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01/09/2015
Cornell Dubilier unveils 125°C hybrid polymer-aluminum electrolytic capacitors

HZC Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics announced the release of type HZC Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Rated for 125 °C, type HZC combines the advantages of aluminum electrolytic and aluminum polymer technology. These hybrid capacitors have the ultra-low ESR characteristics of conductive aluminum polymer
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01/09/2015
Linear's configurable buck converters deliver 8A from 2 to 4 independent outputs

LTC3371 highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution

Linear Technology announced the LTC3371, a highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution for systems requiring multiple low voltage power supplies. The device features four synchronous buck converters, each powered from independent 2.25V to 5.5V inputs, and each configurable to share up to four
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01/08/2015
DOE is releasing two updates to the 8.2.0 version of its open-source whole-building energy modeling software EnergyPlus. Both updates are available for download from Github. This update includes a critical bug fix related to SQLite tabular output, and smaller fixes related to the definition of exterior equipment,
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01/08/2015
AVX's latest AC film caps suppress Class X2 interference in power & RF apps

FV Series AC film capacitor

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the FV Series AC film capacitors. Designed to provide Class X2 interference suppression, FV Series metallized polypropylene film capacitors are rated for 305Vrms and exhibit self-healing properties, high moisture resistance,
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01/08/2015
Crouzet releases specifications guide on quiet, extended-life brush DC motors

DCmind Brush Motor Series Guide

Crouzet Motors has introduced a new 24 page specifications guide focusing on the award-winning DCmind Brush Motor Series. The full color brochure provides comprehensive information on this innovative motor series as well as the brand as a whole. The new brochure opens with the DCmind Brush Motor Series
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01/08/2015
HARTING expands Han-Modular connector family with highest-density module

The Han DD Quad module

The Han DD Quad module from HARTING is the highest-density module available in the company's Han-Modular industrial connector family. The new module incorporates space for 42 Han D contacts with crimp termination, allowing users to place around 25% more contacts in the same space. As a result, complete connector
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01/08/2015
Scorpion power/signal connectors from Astute provide flexibility in hi-rel applications

Positronic’s Scorpion modular signal power connector

Astute Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, has announced the availability of Positronic’s Scorpion modular signal power connector family including the low profile version. Positronic uses modular tooling that enables the quick turnaround of a very large number
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01/07/2015
Cree releases 1200V MOSFET design kit

Cree MOSFET design kit

Cree, a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has introduced a new Cree MOSFET design kit that includes all of the components needed to evaluate Cree® MOSFET and Schottky diode performance in a configurable half bridge circuit. Quick and easy to assemble and use, the new design kit enables comparative
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01/06/2015
Technological innovation is the wellspring of social and economic progress. Despite this, a growing array of interests—some economic, some ideological—now stand resolutely in opposition to innovation. These “neo-Luddites” have worked to convince the public and policymakers that technological innovation
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01/06/2015
M/A-COM Technology Solutions (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic products, announced a comprehensive new portfolio of passive components for DOCSIS 3.1 compliant cable TV (CATV) and broadband Internet systems. This new product family, spanning upstream
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01/06/2015
Ideal Power, a developer of a disruptive power conversion technology, announced that the European Patent Office awarded the company a patent (EP2025051 B1) for its core power conversion technology, Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA). This patent, along with previously granted U.S. and Chinese patents,
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01/06/2015
Christian KÃck von Linear Technology Ãber neu MÃglichkeiten und Bauelemente

Christian Kück von Linear Technology

In diesem PSDcast Christian Kück, Strategic Marketing Manager bei Linear Technology, spricht mit Alix Paultre der Power Systems Design über die aktuellen Herausforderungen in der elektronischen Design Industrie und die neuesten Komponenten und Dienste Linear Technology geschaffen hat um sie anzusprechen.
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01/05/2015
Greenvity and Mitsumi collaborate on IoT turnkey solution for low-voltage outdoor lighting

Greenvity Communications' innovative smart LED solution

Greenvity Communications and Mitsumi Electric have expanded their collaborative relationship to include development and manufacturing of a complete Internet of Things (IoT) turnkey solution with cloud and mobile apps for low voltage LED lights in outdoor applications. LED lighting OEMs and ODMs can transform
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01/05/2015
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