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Industrial Applications

 



 

 

Industrial Applications

June 2015
The Call for Papers of Smart Systems Integration 2016 is now open. The event, which will take place in Munich, Germany from 9 – 10 March 2016, will be once again the key platform for the Smart Systems Integration industry to meet and discuss current issues. Deadline to submit abstracts is 5 October 2015. The
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06/29/2015
PCIM Asia and SPS Automation Shanghai came together under one roof this year

PCIM Asia 2015

PCIM Asia 2015 ended with a positive result after three exhibition days, full with the latest trends of power electronics. Together with the in parallel running SPS Automation Shanghai, 101 exhibitors presented their latest products and services of power electronics in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center.
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06/29/2015
TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity, announced that it has been named a lead partner to Andretti Technologies, the technology incubation and advanced engineering business of Andretti Autosport. TE is the leader in connectivity and sensor solutions to the autosport industry, providing products that
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06/29/2015

Power Integrations' HiperPFS-3 PFC ICs  target light-load performance

HiperPFSTM-3 power factor correction IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced its HiperPFS-3 family of power factor correction ICs, which offer high power factor and high efficiency across the entire load range. Targeting applications with continuous power demands up to 405
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06/24/2015
RS Components adds Infineon IGBT modules to power semi portfolio

Infineon IGBT modules

RS Components, a distributor for engineers, has added 75 new Infineon IGBT modules to its portfolio of over 200 products from leading vendors, bringing greater choice to designers and installers seeking energy-efficient solutions to power conversion and control challenges. The new modules are suitable for applications
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06/23/2015
CHERRY’s energy-harvesting switches need no wires or batteries

CHERRY Energy-Harvesting Switch Modules

CHERRY Energy Harvesting Switch Modules meet the increasing demand for simple and flexible wireless data transmission of switch signals with maintenance-free low energy consumption. CHERRY’s innovative wireless and battery-less Energy Harvesting Technology provides effective control solutions for countless
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06/22/2015
James Lougheed of Exar on power industry trends

James Lougheed of Exar

In this PSDcast James Lougheed, VP of Component Products at Exar, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current state of the power elecrtonics industry, and some of the trends and issues dominating the marketplace. Exar recently unveiled the XR79120, a 20A single-output synchronous step-down
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06/22/2015
Stadium Power releases ultra-compact high-efficiency 500W switchmode supply

AQF500 series

Stadium Power, a leading UK based provider of power supply solutions, announced the availability of the AQF500 series of ultra compact high efficiency 500 watt switch mode power supplies with Active PFC. These single output power supplies offer high power density up to 26W per cubic inch in just a 5” x 3”
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06/22/2015
AVX unveils web-based interactive capacitor-simulation tool

AVX interactive SpiTAN IV software

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new web-based simulation tool for its tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide capacitors. Featuring data mined from the libraries of AVX’s previous PSpice Models and S-Parameters S2P software, which, now redundant,
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06/19/2015
From connectivity to globalization and sustainability, Gordon Moore’s prediction for the pace of semiconductor technology advances has set the stage for global technology innovation and contribution for 50 years. The exponential advances predicted by Moore’s Law have transformed the world we live in. The
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06/19/2015
RS Components now stocking KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP high-voltage ceramic capacitors

KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP capacitors

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, has extended its support for high-voltage design by adding the latest KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) from 500V to 2500V, in a range of popular capacitance values from 30pF to 3.3nF. KEMET’s strong but pliable FT-CAP Flexible Termination
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06/19/2015
RS Components (RS), a leading distributor for engineers, is now stocking the CapZero family of automatic discharge ICs from Power Integrations, which eliminate the energy losses incurred when using resistors alone to discharge the X capacitors of mains-powered equipment safely. X capacitors connected
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06/18/2015
Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, announced updates to Lattice Diamond, iCEcube2, and ispLEVER Classic design tool suites. This continued investment in design tools re-affirms Lattice’s commitment to providing customers with industry leading low power,
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06/17/2015
iC Haus' two-channel CW laser diode driver includes an MCU interface

iC-HTP packaged in a QFN28 5 mm x 5 mm

The latest laser diode driver from iC Haus, the iC-HTP, permits microcontroller-based driving of laser diodes with common cathodes or P-type laser diodes in CW mode (Continuous Wave). With this device either Automatic Power Control (APC), Automatic Current Control (ACC), or a full controller-based power regulation
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06/17/2015
GE's open-frame AC/DC supplies offer high power density for space-constrained apps

Open-frame CLP power supply

GE’s Critical Power business announced two new additions to its open-frame, Compact Low Power (CLP) family of AC-DC power supplies — its CLP0224FP and CLP0112FP. These new solutions complement the already released CLP0212FP solution, a 200-W, 12-volt AC-to-DC solution. The CLP0224FP, 200-watt (W), 24-volt
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06/17/2015
Cree's next-gen 900V SiC MOSFET now at Mouser

Cree C3M SiC power MOSFET

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is stocking the C3M family of silicon carbide power MOSFETs from Cree. The latest breakthrough in silicon carbide (SiC) power device technology and the industry's first SiC 900V MOSFET platform, the C3M Power
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06/17/2015
Mark Downing of Intersil on single-stage industrial power conversion

Mark Downing of Intersil

In this PSDcast Mark Downing, Senior VP of Intersil’s Corporate Strategy and Infrastructure Power Products, talks to Alix Paultre of Power
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06/15/2015
TDK-Lambda's 75W low-profile triple-output CUT75 AC/DC power supplies now at Mouser

CUT75 Series Power Supplies

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the CUT75 Series Power Supplies from TDK-Lambda. Based on a two-converter topology, the CUT75 series of 75W triple-output, low-profile AC/DC power supplies supports zero minimum load operation,
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06/15/2015
STMicro's latest 1200V IGBTs tout low-frequency performance

S-series 1200V IGBTs

S-series 1200V IGBTs from STMicroelectronics are optimized for the lowest combined conduction and turn-off losses at switching frequencies up to 8kHz, to increase the power-conversion efficiency of uninterruptible power supplies, solar generators, welders, industrial motor drives, and similar equipment.   The
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06/12/2015
MicroPower Direct's safety-approved 1W SIP DC/DC converters tout low costs

The ME100SE family is packaged in a miniature, 4-pin SIP case that requires very little board space

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the ME100SE series provides 1W of output power in a miniature 4-pin SIP package. They are specifically designed to provide the wide selection, miniature size, I/O isolation and economy required by a wide range of space critical board level applications. Sixteen
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06/12/2015
 Fairchild's FSBB10CH120DF Motion SPM 3 Series IGBT Module now at Mouser

FSBB10CH120DF module

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the FSBB10CH120DF Motion SPM 3 Series Module, part of the Motion SPM 3 Module family from Fairchild Semiconductor. The FSBB10CH120DF is a Smart Power Module (SPM) that features a 1200V, 10A
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06/10/2015
The International Conference on Electric Fuses and their Applications to be held in Dresden in September 2015, is the 10th in a series of conferences which began in 1976. Electric fuses play a vital role in the protection of low, medium, and high-voltage power systems, power electronic systems, electric vehicles,
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06/09/2015
Tim Schnitzler von Avago Ãber Industrial Power Management

Tim Schnitzler von Avago

In diesem PSDcast spricht Tim Schnitzler, European Product Manager für Avago's industrielle Faserprodukte, mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über Industrial Power Management,
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06/09/2015
Pasternack expands offering of solid-state high-power amplifiers

These coaxial packaged RF amplifiers cover UHF, VHF, L, S and C frequency bands

Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has introduced a new portfolio of solid state, high power amplifiers. These coaxial packaged RF amplifiers cover UHF, VHF, L, S and C frequency bands and are widely employed in applications such as electronic warfare,
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06/09/2015
Tim Schnitzler of Avago on industrial circuit isolation

Tim Schnitzler of Avago

In this PSDcast Tim Schnitzler, European product manager for Avago's Industrial Fiber Products Division, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about industrial power management, especially the issues of circuit isolation. Avago recently released a family of
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06/09/2015
element14 announced the launch of its latest design competition – the Vertical Farming Challenge. Sponsored by Silicon Labs and Wuerth Elektronik, with support from the Vertical Farming Association and Green Spirit Farms, element14 will select 15 engineers to build indoor vertical gardens using technologies
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06/08/2015
Hirose board-to-board connector family features floating alignment capability

FunctionMAX connectors

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed the FunctionMAX group, a versatile board-to-board connector family that features specialized floating alignment capability and/or high-speed transmission. The FunctionMAX board-to-board connector family includes connector series
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06/08/2015
IsabellenhÃtte’s shunt-based current sensor tech suits frequency converters and solar inverters

ILF current sensor

Measurement technology specialist Isabellenhütte has developed a current sensor in the low-amperage range. The new ILF current sensor covers a measurement range of up to 60 amperes and displays the flowing current via the corresponding voltage value on the analogue output. Thanks to its compact IC housing,
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06/08/2015
Jens Hartmann von IsabellenhÃtte Ãber Messtechnik

Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design

In diesem PSDcast spricht Jens Hartmann, Sales Director ISAscale bei der Isabellenhütte, während der PCIM Messe mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über das Thema Messtechnik. Der neue ILF Stromsensor der Isabellenhütte deckt einen Messbereich von bis zu 60 Amper ab und zeigt den fließenden Strom
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06/05/2015
Intersil’s latest 60V synchronous buck controller simplifies supply design

ISL8117 synchronous step-down PWM controller

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the first 60V synchronous buck controller able to bypass the intermediate step-down conversion stage traditionally employed in industrial applications. The ISL8117 synchronous step-down PWM controller’s low
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06/05/2015
Vishay Intertechnology releases power metal strip resistor in 0612 package

Power Metal Strip resistor with a wide side terminal construction

Vishay Intertechnology launched a surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor with a wide side terminal construction that yields a high 1 W power rating in the compact 0612 case size. The new WSL0612 combines its high power-to-footprint-size ratio with extremely low resistance values down to 0.001 Ω and stable
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06/05/2015
Panasonic’s low ESR, high temp polymer caps suit long-life industrial apps

HX series SP Caps

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has introduced new low ESR, high temperature speciality conductive polymer aluminium capacitors that feature low ESR and wide temperature range, ensuring that the devices are suitable for demanding applications. Part of the SP Caps range, new HX series devices have
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06/05/2015
Vincotech's flowBOOST4w modules suit UPS and other three-phase PFC apps

flowBOOST4w module

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of its new flowBOOST4w modules designed for UPS and other three-phase PFC applications with power ratings from 100 to 200 kVA and switching frequencies from 8 to 20 kHz. These modules serve online UPS and
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06/05/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon explains their latest Intelligent Power Module (IPM) for Power Systems Design at PCIM 2015. MIPAQ devices are IGBT modules in a sixpack configuration
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06/03/2015
Acal BFi, a leader in advanced technology solutions, has signed a channel partner agreement in Europe with SynQor to include UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg and Italy. SynQor is a world-leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability power conversion solutions, designing,
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06/03/2015
Infineon extends medium-voltage power MOSFET portfolio with 300V devices

OptiMOS 300 V

Infineon Technologies extends its medium voltage MOSFET portfolio with OptiMOS 300 V, setting a new standard in the Power MOSFET market. In doing so, the company confirms its position as market leader enabling energy efficient solutions in applications such as telecom systems, uninterruptible power supplies
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06/03/2015
C&K's high-reliability keyboard switches rated for 50M cycles

KBD Series keyboard switches

C&K Components, a leading manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card interconnect devices, and high reliability connectors, has introduced a new series of high reliability, ergonomic keyboard switches for applications that require long operating lifetimes, including gaming, industrial, professional,
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06/03/2015
Keysight's current-voltage analyzers tout best-in-class performance, support for cutting-edge apps

Precision Current-Voltage Analyzer Series

Keysight Technologies introduced a full line-up of current-voltage (I-V) analyzers for characterizing a wide range of nanomaterials and electronic devices. Referred to collectively as the Precision Current-Voltage Analyzer Series, the analyzers deliver best-in-class accuracy and performance, powerful analysis
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06/02/2015
Advanced Energy Industries, a leader in precision power conversion, will present its expanded solutions at the 63rd annual ASMS conference on Mass Spectrometry and Applied Topics in St. Louis, MO. Sponsored by the American Society of Mass Spectrometry, this event is the largest mass spectrometry conference and
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06/02/2015
Leading hi-tech analysts at Juniper Research are forecasting that the telematics sector will continue to outperform all other M2M markets over the next five years, in revenue terms, with one in five passenger vehicles connected globally by 2019. Smartphone-based models have become the key disruptor
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06/02/2015
Paul Kierstead of Cree on the availability of SiC MOSFETs

Paul Kierstead of Cree

In this PSDcast Paul Kierstead of Cree talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design
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06/02/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Vicor describes several of their latest power solutions using their novel  Vicor Integrated Adapter (VIA) technology for Power Systems Design
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06/01/2015
Freescale Semiconductor introduced three additions to its highly successful i.MX 6 series of applications processors, providing compelling new options for the product line’s high-performance and value tiers. With these additions, the i.MX 6 series now delivers even higher levels of security, performance, power
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06/01/2015
MicroPower Direct's IGD1208W hybrid driver specifically targets N-channel IGBT modules

IGD1208W hybrid circuit

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the IGD1208W is a hybrid integrated circuit specifically designed to drive N-channel IGBT modules. It provides the I/O isolation, high speed, drive voltage stability and fault protection required to control most MOS gated power devices. They are offered at very low cost. The
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06/01/2015
MIRA, a leading engineering, research and test consultancy with capabilities in electrical and hybrid systems, has announced a collaborative agreement with Fundação Parque
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06/01/2015
Laird’s air-to-air outdoor cooler protects telecom battery cabinets and outdoor kiosks from temperature variations

The AA-480 Outdoor Thermoelectric Cooler

Technology leader Laird released the new AA-480 Series Outdoor Cooler which improves the reliability of cellular coverage, keeping people connected during a power outage by protecting the emergency batteries used in wireless base stations. When the power to a cellular antenna tower goes out, emergency
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06/01/2015
Docea Power, a provider of virtual prototyping solutions for power and thermal, will reveal at the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC) the latest releases of its Aceplorer and Thermal Profiler software tools. Docea Power will demonstrate new advances in power and thermal management modeling and simulation
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06/01/2015
CWIEME Shanghai doubles in size

CWIEME Shanghai

CWIEME Shanghai, Asia’s first dedicated exhibition for the transformer and electric motor manufacturing industries, has increased the number, quality, and variety of its exhibitors, and is anticipating almost twice the number of visitors for its 2015 edition this June. Taking place across 11,000m2 at the newly
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06/01/2015
Roboteq's intelligent I/O module with IMU simplifies robot design

Roboteq IO eXtender module (RIOX)

Roboteq introduces an intelligent I/O expansion card, with an optional Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU - also known as an AHRS - Attitude and Heading Reference System). The card is intended for use in robotics navigation, unmanned vehicles, machine control, industrial automation and any other applications that
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06/01/2015

 



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