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Industrial Applications

July 2015
Ametherm Thermistor Delivers 680V rating for welding equipment, plasma cutters

PTC circuit protection thermistor

Ametherm announced a new PTC circuit protection thermistor with an industry-high voltage rating for inrush current limiting and overcurrent protection in applications such as welding equipment and plasma cutters with extremely high voltages from 480 V to 930 V. The new MCL20 500100-A thermistor released
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07/29/2015
Anil Telikepalli of Maxim Integrated on industrial power

Anil Telikepalli of Maxim Integrated

In this PSDcast Anil Telikepalli, Executive Director of Business Management at Maxim Integrated, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the latest issues in industrial power. Between legacy applications and the new crop of middle-sized companies taking advantage of technological advances to energize
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07/27/2015
Linear's 42V quad synchronous step-down DC/DC converter delivers 93% efficiency

The LT8602 42V input quad output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology Corporation announced the LT8602, a 42V input capable, high efficiency quad output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator. Its quad channel design combines two high voltage 2.5A and 1.5A channels with two lower voltage 1.8A channels to provide four independent outputs, delivering
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07/27/2015

Analog Devices introduced two analog front-end (AFE) devices with integrated 24-bit sigma-delta converter cores that deliver the industry’s best combination of low-power, low-noise and signal chain integration. The AD7124-4 and AD7124-8 AFEs connect directly to all standard industrial signal sources and sensor
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07/27/2015
Dr. Alex Lostetter and John Palmour of Cree on the APEI buy and the power semi industry

Dr. Alex Lostetter and John Palmour of Cree

In this PSDcast Dr. Alex Lostetter, Vice President, Cree Fayetteville, and John Palmour, CTO and a co-founder of Cree talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems
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07/24/2015
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a new draft of Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electrical and Electronic Products for public consultation (1). The consultation ended on 17 June 2015 but the MIIT has not announced when the new regulation will
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07/22/2015
AMETEK Power Instruments releases UPLC-II next-gen universal power line carrier

UPLC-II Universal Power-Line Carrier

AMETEK Power Instruments has released the UPLC-II, its next-generation Universal Power-Line Carrier (UPLC) that is fully compatible with its UPLC and TC-10B/TCF-10B products, including checkback and trip testing features. The UPLC-II is form, fit, and functionally backward compatible with AMETEK’s
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07/20/2015
Excelsys Technologies Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules is optimised for driving reactive loads, such as DC motors. These new powerMods offer complete protection in systems where loads can generate high levels of reverse energy offering system builders increased system robustness and
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07/13/2015
Techsil’s heat transfer tapes address thermal management in systems

Techsil thermally conductive tapes

Heat is often the enemy of performance in today’s intricate electronic systems, Techsil’s new thermally conductive, pressure sensitive adhesive tapes provide a cooling solution by efficiently transmitting heat away from sensitive components. These double-sided tapes are designed for bonding heat sinks on
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07/08/2015
TI half-bridge gate driver improves power system performance in hybrid vehicles

The UCC27201A-Q1 high-side/low-side gate driver

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s fastest 120-V automotive grade half-bridge gate driver with robust handling features. This driver provides a propagation delay at 15ns with short rise and fall times and the tightest delay matching of 1ns for 12-V to 48-V DC/DC power supplies. The UCC27201A-Q1 high-side/low-side
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07/08/2015
Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced the introduction of their updated Internet of Things Applications site. Mouser's updated and enhanced Applications site brings together the two evolving technologies critical for IoT: wireless connectivity for interconnecting embedded systems, and smart sensors. Combined
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07/08/2015
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced the availability of the MIC24046-H, a high efficiency (>90 percent peak), pin-configurable 5A synchronous buck converter in a tiny 3mm x 3mm QFN package. The device features pin
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07/08/2015
Stefan Kempen von AEG Ãber grid-level Energiespeicherung

Stefan Kempen von AEG

In diesem PSDcast Stefan Kempen von AEG Power Solutions spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über Grid-level Energiespeicherung. Intelligente grid-level speicherung ist ein wichtiger Kern Technik eines Advanced Smart Grid, und es geht um mehr als einige Batterien an den Straßenecken.
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07/08/2015
Linear's high-efficiency LTPoE++ PD controllers integrate forward/flyback controller

LT4276 LTPoE++, PoE+ and PoE-compliant powered device (PD) interface controller

Linear Technology introduced the LT4276 LTPoE++, PoE+ and PoE-compliant powered device (PD) interface controllers for applications requiring 2W to 90W of delivered power. The LT4276 integrates a PD controller and an isolated switching regulator controller, capable of synchronous operation in both forward and
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07/07/2015
Vishay's AEC-Q101-qualified FRED Pt ultrafast-recovery rectifiers suit automotive and telecom apps

FRED Pt rectifiers

Vishay Intertechnology introduced four new 1 A and 2 A FRED Pt Ultrafast recovery rectifiers in the compact low-profile SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP series package. Combining extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics with low leakage current and low forward voltage drop, the AEC-Q101-qualified devices reduce switching
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07/07/2015
ABSOPULSE's railway converters offer 3.5Vn surge withstand capacity and IP66 protection

BAR 65-D3-IP66 railway-grade dc-dc converters

The BAR 65-D3-IP66 series is a recent addition to ABSOPULSE Electronics′ line of rugged, IP66, railway-grade dc-dc converters. The units have an input voltage surge withstand capability of a minimum of 3.5Vn for 20msec, comfortably meeting RIA12 requirements. RIA12 is the general specification for the protection
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07/06/2015
Excelsys’ powerMod plug-in DC modules are optimized for reactive loads

powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules

Excelsys Technologies introduced the Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules that are optimized for driving DC motors and other reactive loads. Backed by a five-year warranty, the new XgR and XgT powerMods offer design engineers increased system robustness and reliability by providing complete
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07/06/2015
RECOM's efficient and compact AC/DC supplies serve high-grade  medical apps

RACMxxx series AC/DC power supply

Dengrove Electronic Components, RECOM’s leading UK distribution partner, is now offering the new RACM100 and RACM150 series of AC/DC power supplies, which have been spefically designed for medical applications. Meeting 2 MOPP (means of patient protection) safety approval for medical applications, these compact,
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07/06/2015
The impact of flux on solar cells

EyeVision inspection system

A reliable application of connecting components such as e.g. flux, soldering paste or conductive adhesive is the alpha and omega of the solar cell production, because the application of flux on the busbar of solar cells is important for an ideal contact and the quality of the join. Improper application of flux
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07/06/2015
Today’s power supply designers must strive to meet increasingly tough environmental legislation governing standby power and average efficiency. On the other hand, they must also ensure designs comply with relevant technical requirements. Wall adapters for charging smartphones, for example, must
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07/03/2015
Tantalum surface mount capacitors with a solid electrolyte have been the favorite capacitor technology choice in many electronic devices for more than five decades, thanks to their stability, high reliability, and superior volumetric efficiency. The traditional manganese dioxide (MnO2) cathode material provides
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07/03/2015
For many years, engineers have used calculation tools to optimize a switch mode power supply design. In the early years, power supply engineers would program their own tools or use spreadsheets they generated themselves with the required formulas underlying a certain power supply topology. While this helped
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07/03/2015
Mouser and Grant Imahara launch home and factory automation series

Mouser Home and Factory Automation Series

Mouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and a group of visionaries in the home and factory automation industry, including Insteon, AiroCorp, TE Connectivity, and Factory Automation Systems, to announce an exciting new Home and Factory Automation Series. The new Home and Factory
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07/02/2015
Saft's nickel-based SRM batteries empower the London Underground

Saft nickel-based SRM onboard power backup batteries for metro trains on the London Underground Northern Line

Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has been awarded a contract worth over €1 million by Alstom to supply nickel-based SRM onboard power backup batteries for metro trains on the London Underground Northern Line. This replacement contract follows the proven performance
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07/02/2015
Gaia Converter's compact 150W converter family targets mil/aero and high-end industrial apps

MGDS-155 Series

Gaia Converter is introducing a novel compact 150W DC/DC Converter family targeting Defense, Airborne as well as High end industrial applications. The new MGDS-155 Series 9-45V and 16-80V input voltage range makes it ideal for all Defense and Airborne applications with wide input bus and transients variations:
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07/02/2015
Proper design of magnetics components is at the heart of any power converter. In this article, the flaws of some production magnetics are shown, clearly showing why it is essential that designers of power supplies should be intimately involved in magnetics design and characterization. Teaching
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Date:
07/02/2015
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