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Industrial Applications

February 2015
Linear's latest synchronous step-down regulator offers integrated current sensing

The LT8613 6A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology released the LT8613, a 6A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator with integrated current sensing. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode operation keeps quiescent current under 3µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3.4V to 42V input
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02/27/2015
Express Logic, a leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOSes), announced that it plans to join the ARM mbed ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) product development. ARM mbed OS is an operating environment for IoT devices and is especially well-suited to run in energy constrained applications.
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02/27/2015
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, launched a new extension board for the company’s popular Xplained platform at Embedded World Nuremberg. Featuring a Bosch Sensortec BNO055 intelligent 9- axis absolute orientation sensor, the new extension board connects directly to Atmel’s Xplained
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02/27/2015

Altera announced its collaboration with Mentor Graphics to provide embedded software developers access to best-in-class Vista virtual platforms that support Altera’s entire SoC FPGA portfolio, including its third-generation 14 nm Stratix 10 SoCs with a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. These advanced
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02/27/2015
In this episode of PSDtv HCC Embedded's CEO Dave Hughes explains their fail-safe power managment memory technology for Power Systems Design at embedded world 2015. The demo
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02/25/2015
Siemens and Electro-Matic Products will host the Manufacturing in America Symposium at Ford Field in Detroit. The two day event, being held March 11-12, will bring together manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, educators and students to explore technologies and best practices
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02/25/2015
ON Semi demos imaging, connectivity, motor control, and power solutions for IoT at Embedded World 2015

ON Semiconductor will demonstrate new innovative solutions at embedded world 2015

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, will demonstrate new innovative solutions for embedded systems at the Embedded World Conference 2015 from Feb. 24-26 in Nuremberg, Germany.   Imaging ON Semiconductor will demonstrate the new AR0230CS
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02/25/2015
Vishay's dual inductor saves space, offers high temperature range for Class D amplifiers

IHLD series low-profile, high-current dual inductors

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first device in its new IHLD series of low-profile, high-current dual inductors. Offering two inductors in one 4032 package, the space-saving automotive-grade IHLD-4032KB-5A is the industry's first dual inductor to offer a high operating temperature range to +155 °C. The
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02/25/2015
Wuerth's SMD air coils target high-frequency apps

WE-CAIR air coils

High-frequency applications, especially in the area of radio technology, require air coils with a particularly high Q-factor. Specifically adapted to the current market requirements for this area of applications, Wuerth Electronics is now expanding its portfolio of WE-CAIR air coils by the new design types 1322
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02/25/2015
Altium announces updates to flagship high-speed PCB design tool

Altium Designer

Altium, a leader in Electronic Design Automation, Native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer, CircuitStudio, PCBWorks, CircuitMaker), ECAD design data management (Altium Vault®), and embedded software development toolkits (TASKING), has announced the next update to its flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer.
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02/25/2015
Andrew Johnson of CUI on Level VI Standards

Andrew Johnson of CUI

In this PSDcast Andrew Johnson of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the neccessary migration to Level VI power standards and the issues involved. Procuring power supplies has always been a hunt for specs and compliance, and understanding
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02/23/2015
STMicro's STM32L4 microcontrollers overcome performance limitations for ultra-low-power apps

The STM32L4 series targets next-generation energy-conscious consumer, industrial, medical, and metering applications

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has combined its ultra low-power microcontroller technology with ARM Cortex-M4 know-how to create the STM32L4 series for next-generation energy-conscious consumer, industrial, medical, and metering applications. The
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02/23/2015
Linear's LT8312 boost controller can achieve a power factor of greater than 0.99

LT8312 PFC boost controller

Linear Technology announced the LT8312, a power factor correction (PFC) boost controller that can achieve a power factor of greater than 0.99 by actively modulating the input current, allowing compliance with most harmonic current emission requirements. This device operates with current mode control and critical
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02/23/2015
The PCIM Asia 2015 international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management will take place from 24 – 26 June in Shanghai. The focus is on power electronic components and systems and the special requirements for applications in China and Asia. The
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02/23/2015
The new Infineon DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino is now available for purchase from Newark element14, a global electronics distributor and online community for design engineers and hobbyists. The product enables fast and inexpensive prototyping of DC motor control. Infineon’s DC Motor Control
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02/20/2015
Travis Summerlin of TI on the latest changes to the SMBus specification

Travis Summerlin of PMBUS

In this PSDcast Travis Summerlin, PMBus Spec Working Group Chairman and System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) Director (also with Texas Instruments), talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about communication protocols and the latest changes and updates to the System Management Bus (SMBus). The SMIF
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02/18/2015
GE's latest 228W DC/DC quarter-brick boasts high efficiency

QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converter

GE’s Critical Power business has expanded its Hammerhead series of DC-DC modules with the 228-watt (W) quarter-brick QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converters. The low-height modules provide a single, precisely regulated output voltage over an ultra-wide input voltage range of 18-75 volts DC. The new DC-DC converters
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02/18/2015
Ray Almgren of National Instruments on power test trends

Ray Almgren of National Instruments

In this PSDcast Ray Almgren of National Instruments talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current and developing trends in test and measurement in electronic design. With the challenges facing the engineering community in the areas of the IoT, smart grid, and the smart facility, using the best
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02/17/2015
Lattice Semiconductor, a leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, announced that it will be unveiling new programmable industrial automation solutions focused on vision, video and display and real-world industrial bridging and interface solutions. Embedded World runs February
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02/16/2015
Stadium Power's redundant 1U industrial PC power supply touts high efficiency

the 800 watt M1V2-5801V4H 1+1 micro redundant 1U industrial PC power supply

Stadium Power, a leading provider of power supply solutions, now offers the 800 watt M1V2-5801V4H 1+1 micro redundant 1U industrial PC power supply for secure bulk power applications including digital imaging, file servers, storage systems, workstations, blade servers, communication systems, telecom/broadcast
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02/16/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the topic conferences, articles, and blogs. Much of this has focused on the standards for communication and security of the information and devices. Just as important is powering the myriad of devices that comprise the IoT. It is worthwhile to first describe what makes up
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02/14/2015
In today’s increasingly hyperconnected world, it is essential that all new designs minimize power consumption and are protected from being cloned, reverse engineered, or tampered with in order to protect embedded intellectual property, system data, and the system itself.  FPGAs play a key role in meeting
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02/14/2015
The easily discerned lines separating cyberspace and the “real world” are disappearing. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), physical objects are increasingly integrated in information systems and individuals are interacting with vast distributed networks dozens of times a day. Clearly, the IoT
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02/14/2015
When we think of harsh environments, there is no doubt that one of the most challenging applications on this planet is downhole drilling. Oil field service companies are pushing the limits of technology to design precision equipment that must survive extreme pressure, shock, and vibration, while at the same
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02/14/2015
Ultra-precision, high-side current sensing is crucial in applications where one must measure the current entering or leaving a battery. Today many digital multimeters feature four-lead Kelvin sensing to eliminate the series resistance of the multimeter leads and give an accurate voltage drop across a given resistor. Similarly,
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02/14/2015
HARTING's Han 3A housing offers versatile mounting possibilities

HARTING's Han 3A housing

HARTING has introduced the angled Han 3A housing panel mount with a square mounting flange that permits attachment in either a vertical or horizontal configuration in conjunction with the identical panel cutout. As a result, the cable outlet direction can be adapted in an extremely flexible manner. Featuring
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02/14/2015
Dave Hughes of HCC Embedded on intelligent systems in the IoT

Dave Hughes of HCC Embedded

in this PSDcast Dave Hughes of HCC Embedded talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the intelligent infrastructures at the heart of the IoT and Smart Grid (SG) and the challenges and opportunties they present to the engineering community. One of the advantages of the IoT and SG is the intelligent
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02/13/2015
TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced a plan to create a standard for a new 100Gb/s form factor pluggable interconnect with the functionality of QSFP28 in a thermally enhanced package approximately the size of the SFP form factor by way of a new MSA (multi source agreement) group. “Customers
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02/13/2015
KEMET announced expansions to its commercial and automotive lines of surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors in C0G dielectric. KEMET continues to lead the industry in C0G dielectric product development, and has now achieved the world’s first 250V rated 0402 case size capacitors offering with values up
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02/11/2015
PI Expert Suite now available as a Cloud-based app

PI Expert Suite is now accessible as a cloud-based app

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced that its powerful, flexible power supply unit (PSU) design tool, PI Expert Suite, is now accessible as a cloud-based app. Previously, users downloaded the tool to a local PC or workstation; with
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02/11/2015
Moxa's redundancy solution helps electrical substations deliver high reliability and data integrity

PT-G503-PHR-PTP RedBox

Maintaining data integrity and the highest system availability are mission-critical objectives for electrical substations. Because their automation systems require zero recovery time redundancy to achieve uninterrupted power supply to end-users, RedBoxes (redundancy boxes) are installed so that network data
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02/11/2015
Inertia Engineering, a leading manufacturer of medium and high-voltage electrical distribution, transmission and automated outdoor overhead switchgear, announces the addition of thermal diffusion galvanization (TDG) to the performance and reliability-enhancing features of its industry-leading LineBOSS™ Unitized
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02/09/2015
TE Connectivity's NECTOR M power system offers a new standard for lighting and power connectivity

NECTOR M power system connectors

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces its newly enhanced NECTOR M power system. In addition to meeting IEC 61535 standards, the power system solution is designed to meet the UL 1977 guidelines and just debuted a 5-position splitter that provides power, signal and control connection
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02/09/2015
CBS ArcSafe remote switch actuators win engineering award

CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A remote switch actuator

The CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A, RSA-174F, and RSA-187A remote switch actuators designed to safely and remotely operate circuit breakers outside the arc-flash zone have each won Plant Engineering magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year Awards. The products won in three separate categories. The RSA-161A actuator won in
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02/09/2015
Altium, a leader in Electronic Design Automation, Native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer, CircuitStudio, CircuitMaker), ECAD design data management (Altium Vault) and embedded software development (TASKING), announced PCBWorks, a new PCB design tool created to enhance workflow collaboration between electrical
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02/09/2015
AVX reveals their latest RoHS-compliant series of high voltage stacked SMPS capacitors

C0G 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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02/09/2015
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has improved and extended its portfolio of high capacitance Gold Cap Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLC). New versions are available which can operate at lower temperatures suiting industrial applications, while other devices have been increased in capacitance. Stacked
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02/06/2015
Latching DC connectors prevent critical power loss

Cliff Electronics latching DC plugs and sockets

Cliff Electronics announces the introduction of a new range of latching DC plugs and sockets designed for use where it is critical power is not lost or interrupted by accidental disconnection in applications including medical, data, monitoring, emergency lighting and equipment charging.   The
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02/06/2015
Infineon's latest 80V and 100V power MOSFETs claim lowest on-state resistance

OptiMOS 5 MOSFETs

Infineon Technologies extends its OptiMOS 5 portfolio with 80V and 100V variants. This latest generation of Power MOSFETs is optimized for high switching frequencies especially used in synchronous rectification applications for telecom and server power supplies as well as in industrial applications such as solar,
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02/05/2015
Teledyne LeCroy unveils three-phase motor drive analyzer

MDA800 Motor Drive Analyzer

Teledyne LeCroy announced the MDA800 Series of Motor Drive Analyzers (MDAs) that combine three-phase power analyzer static (steady-state) calculations, unique dynamic three-phase power and mechanical motor analysis capabilities, and high bandwidth (1 GHz) embedded control system debug in a single instrument. The
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02/05/2015
Alpha and Omega Semi's AlphaDFN solution enhances mobile battery protection

AOS's new AlphaDFN MOSFETs series address battery pack protection

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced the release of two new MOSFETs optimized for battery protection applications. The AOC2804 and AOC2806 are the latest additions to the
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02/05/2015
At this year's CeBIT, CODE_n15 will focus entirely on the Internet of Things. Four enormous industrial robots will form the central anchor point. Internet users around the world will be able to access the machines via the www.robochop.com website, where a 3D web app will
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02/05/2015
Stand-Alone lead-acid battery balancing IC handles up to four 12V batteries in series

LTC3305 single IC stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12V lead acid batteries

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3305, a single IC, stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12V lead acid batteries. Balancing works by absorbing charge from higher voltage batteries and transferring that charge to lower voltage batteries so that all are charged equally. Charge is transferred
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02/03/2015
Farsens unveils the VMETER battery-free RFID voltage level monitoring tag

VMETER-DCLV10 battery free RFID sensor tag

The VMETER-DCLV10 from Farsens is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated voltage level measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag. This device can measure voltages in a range from 0V to 1.5V with an adjustable
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02/03/2015
Morgan Advanced Materials' ceramic-to-metal feedthroughs and connectors suit downhole drilling and well analysis apps

Ceramic-to-metal brazed assemblies for hermetically-sealed electrical feedthroughs and connectors

Morgan Advanced Materials' ceramic-to-metal brazed assemblies for hermetically-sealed electrical feedthroughs and connectors are well-suited for use in oil and gas applications, whether in subsea or above ground environments. Used for downhole drilling pumps and flow meter interfaces in well analysis equipment,
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02/03/2015
X-REL Semi's XTR20410 and XTR20810 high-temp families of N-channel power MOSFET has integrated driver

The XTR20410 and XTR20810 product families consist of power N-channel MOSFETs and integrated drivers

X-REL Semiconductor, an innovation leader in high-temperature and high-reliability semiconductors, unveils two new product families targeting power conversion applications in highly demanding markets including aerospace, industrial, hybrid and electric vehicles, transportation, geothermal and oil and gas.   The
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02/02/2015
ATC introduces expanding alternating relay series

ARA Series expanding alternating relay

ATC Diversified Electronics, a division of Marsh Bellofram Corporation (ATC Diversified Electronics) and an ISO9001:2008 certified designer and manufacturer of AC current monitors, motor and pump protectors, isolated switches and alternating relay products, has introduced the ARA Series. The ARA Series
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02/02/2015

 



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