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Industrial Applications

September 2015
Linear's 15Msps, 18-Bit no-latency SAR ADC touts a 20dB SNR improvement over pipelined ADCs

LTC2387-18 15Msps, 18-bit SAR ADC

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2387-18, an ultrafast 15Msps, 18-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with no cycle latency and no pipeline delay. The LTC2387-18 digitizes wideband analog signals up to the Nyquist frequency with very low distortion. Applications ranging
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09/30/2015
Lenze's modular i500 frequency inverters bundle leading-edge control tech

i500 frequency inverters

Lenze, a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, announced the launch of its new line of fully scalable i500 frequency inverters. The functions and power of the new range of i500 frequency inverters can be tailored to virtually any machine application
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09/30/2015
Vincotech unveils flowRPI 1 family of 3-in-1 rectifier, dual PFC, and inverter devices

The flowRPI 1 family integrates three topologies into one flow1 housing

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of its flowRPI 1 family, a new 3-in-1 solution that integrates three topologies into one flow1 housing. This module is designed for welding, charger and SMPS applications rated from 1.5 to 7 kW.   The
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09/29/2015

TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announces the launch of its new high current Corcom 3-phase filter. The new APH and APS series offer the alternative energy inverter and motor drive industries filters that combine high current with compact size, light weight and rugged terminations. “Weight
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09/29/2015
Transparent, prominent, on the pulse of time: For the first time ever, this year's productronica will depict the sectors for PCB manufacturing and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) in the new PCB & EMS cluster in Hall B1. The world's leading trade fair invites visitors and exhibitors to gather information
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09/29/2015
TDK's expanded series of automotive power inductors now available at TTI

CLF7045NI-D wirewound SMD power inductors

TDK’s CLF-NI-D series of rugged power inductors for use in automotive electronics is now available in Europe through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The new CLF7045NI-D wirewound SMD power inductors feature high efficiency and reliability over a very wide temperature range extending
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09/29/2015
KEMET launches gold-plated terminations for harsh apps

KEMET's gold-plated termination options in its high-temperature 200 degrees Celsius ceramic capacitors

KEMET introduced a series of gold plated termination options to its high temperature 200 degrees Celsius ceramic capacitor product lines. Gold terminations were developed to accommodate mission critical, high reliability and high temperature applications where the use of pure tin and tin-lead plating may compromise
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09/28/2015
TI claims industry’s fastest 600-V gate driver

UCC27714 half-bridge gate driver for discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 600 V

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s fastest half-bridge gate driver for discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 600 V. The UCC27714 high-side, low-side driver with 4-A source and 4-A sink current capability reduces component footprint by 50 percent, enabling higher power density in high-frequency,
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09/28/2015
Eaton's Ed Spears on driving data centers

Eaton's Ed Spears

In this PSDcast, Eaton Product Marketing Manager Ed Spears talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about powering large Data Centers. Juggling the issues of space, power, and thermal management in a scalable and cost-effective way is a daunting but vital task in the industry. Eaton's Power Xpert 9395 high
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09/28/2015
Lead-acid batteries are widely used in a broad range of industries and applications. The telecom industry uses a series stack of four lead-acid batteries to provide a 48V stack. Energy storage solutions (ESS) use lead-acid batteries in a variety of series and parallel configurations to store energy generated
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09/26/2015
Many applications in industrial, instrumentation, optical communication and healthcare industry use multi-channel data acquisition systems that result in increased printed circuit board (PCB) density and thermal power dissipation challenges.  The need for increased channel density in these applications
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09/26/2015
The trend in power electronics is moving towards greater integration and more complex subsystems. On a related note, intelligent power modules (IPMs) have made major inroads into the market for motor control applications. These advanced modules combine high-performance IGBTs, diode power devices with integrated
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09/26/2015
The “Energiewende” (energy transition) has resulted in a shift in thinking not only about the generation of electrical energy, but its distribution and consumption as well. Efficient approaches are needed for energy production and transfer on the one hand, and consumption on the other. What plays a role
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09/26/2015
Today’s industrial applications demand power supplies capable of delivering ever-higher levels of power density. That trend is escalating as regulatory agencies around the world impose new regulations to achieve higher efficiency, not only at full load, but also in standby mode and across the entire load spectrum.
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09/26/2015
When I started working with eGaN FETs almost six years ago, I had no idea what to expect from this technology. We had our first preliminary datasheet and even though I had no idea what to expect, it was obvious that, on paper, these devices were much better than your typical MOSFETs – already beyond the theoretical
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09/26/2015
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiencies, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. We have talked about winding loss effects in several articles. Magnetics core loss modeling is an area that needs improvement. Magnetics B-H
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09/26/2015
Powering industrial electronics

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

Several years ago it was my privilege to be selected to write the introductory section on Industrial power for the PSMA PTR –Power Technology Roadmap.   Part of what I said about the characteristics of the industrial market was that it was as close as you can get to automotive electronics without
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09/26/2015
Revolutionizing industry

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

Going through the throes of this latest wave of industrial revolution one sometimes feels like Charlie Chaplin in the factory scene from “Modern Times”. From the designer to the consumer, and at every stage in between, how we create, make, store, and distribute products is changing so quickly many of us
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09/26/2015
Industrial power is a fascinating world, full of amazing projects requiring from designers a large range of competences as well as a tight intimacy with customers and related industries. Powering safety equipment in gas, oil and hazardous substances is a very good example of an area where power designers have
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09/24/2015
Collicutt Energy Services, a leading provider of power generation systems in the West, is proud to announce its generator technician, Mark Michaelson, has won Electrical Generating Systems Association’s (EGSA) coveted Technician of the Year Award. In its sophomore year, this award showcases and honors the
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09/24/2015
Newark element14 is now offering a series of ROHM three-phase brushless fan motor controllers. The controllers – part of the BD6201x and BM620x families of products – synthesize the optimal driving signal from hall sensor signals and output the synthesized signal to control the external level shifter and
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09/24/2015
Molex expanded its printed electronics portfolio with the recent acquisition of Minnesota-based Soligie. Custom Soligie solutions provide a robust and economical alternative to a rigid printed circuit board (PCB) or copper flex circuits in sensor applications for medical, industrial, consumer, defense, and other
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09/24/2015
Signal Transformer's M4L international power isolation transformers are certified to an array of safety standards

M4L Series International Power Isolation Transformers

Signal Transformer, a division of Bel Fuse, announced that its high efficiency M4L Series of International Power Isolation Transformers has expanded its certification to numerous UL Safety Standards, including UL 60601-1 (medical electrical equipment). The 12-part series offers OEMs the ability to streamline
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09/24/2015
Vishay's recovery rectifiers for reducing switching losses and over-dissipation in automotive and telecom apps now available through TTI

FRED Pt recovery rectifiers from Vishay

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks the new FRED Pt recovery rectifiers from Vishay in Europe. With their extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics, low leakage current, and low forward voltage drop of 0.93V, the components reduce switching losses and over-dissipation
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09/24/2015
Artesyn launches ConfigPro power supply configurator

ConfigPro online power supply configurator

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the ConfigPro online power supply configurator to help customers find the optimal solution from the three million plus combinations enabled by its range of configurable power supplies. The ConfigPro tool will make it easier for industrial and medical equipment designers
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09/23/2015
Astrodyne TDI's rugged, lightweight digitally-controlled test rectifier has cathodic protection

Lightweight Test Rectifier

Astrodyne TDI, a leading developer and manufacturer of specialized power solutions, has introduced a rugged and portable test rectifier. The Lightweight Test Rectifier (LTR), part of the Defender product line, is designed to test impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) installation sites. Weighing
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09/22/2015
Power Integrations' 725 V InnoSwitch-EP ICs enable designers to comply with ENERGY STAR and ErP TEC

InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs

Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced the InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs. Featuring an integrated 725 V MOSFET, synchronous rectification and precise secondary-side feedback sensing control, the new IC
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09/21/2015
Dialog Semiconductor and Atmel Corporation announced that Dialog has agreed to acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately $4.6 billion. The acquisition creates a leader in both Power Management and Embedded Processing solutions. The transaction results in a fast growing
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09/21/2015
Printed electronics equipment looks to Asia

Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx

The printed electronics equipment and consumables supplier base consists of over 100 global organizations, according to IDTechex Research in their report "Printing Equipment for Printed Electronics 2015-2025". The majority of these are based in Europe, followed by a roughly even share of US and Asian
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09/17/2015
Energy is often defined as the amount of power consumed over time, measured in joules (J) or kilowatt-hours (kWh), whereas power is a constant rate of energy usage, measured in watts (W).  Thus, while a power rating is typically used to indicate how much electricity a device will consume at a snapshot in
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09/17/2015
The power module market has seen explosive growth in the past few years. With growth rates of roughly 30% compounded annually, it’s a trend that many people are watching. Power modules are a new breed of products in the market that are LGA or QFN based, closed frame power supplies that include the controller,
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09/16/2015
Extended-length LED light engines speed production, cut costs

Light engine that are up to 48 inches long and 15 inches wide are lighting up the bottom line of LED light fixture manufacturers

Light engine that are up to 48 inches long and 15 inches wide are lighting up the bottom line of LED light fixture manufacturers who create linear products such as replacements for fluorescent lighting. This advancement in light engine design allows for the quicker, easier, and therefore cheaper assembly
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09/16/2015
ROHM has recently announced the development of a new class of power controller ICs compatible with the latest USB Power Delivery (Rev2.0) and Type-C (Rev1.1) specifications. The BM92TxxMWV series supports not only conventional USB power supply modes up to 7.5W (5V@1.5A), but also newly expanded power levels
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09/16/2015
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is displaying its latest GS66540C 650V 100A high current GaN power transistor at ECCE’15, the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo in Montreal, September 20 – 24. As a Canadian technology company, GaN Systems is delighted
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09/16/2015
SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, introduces its HD-Wave inverter technology. Based on its track record of optimized PV solutions, SolarEdge has developed a novel power conversion topology that represents one of the most significant
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09/10/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor and system solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the availability of its PD-9001GI and PD-9501GI Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) midspan injectors, expanding the company’s industry-leading PoE product offering into new industrial
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09/10/2015
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the acquisition of Great Wall Semiconductor (GWS), a private technology company developing state-of-the-art power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technology for cloud computing, space
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09/10/2015
The call for papers for PCIM Asia, an important application-oriented conference for power electronics in China, is online. Take your chance and present your solutions and know-how at this international event. At this conference you will meet a high-quality international audience interested in your developments
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09/10/2015
TE Connectivity’s dual-wall heat-shrink tubing meets UL VW-1 flammability spec

DWFR dual-wall heat shrink tubing

TE Connectivity introduced the DWFR (dual wall, fire-retardant) product line – its first dual wall heat shrink tubing products to be rated for the UL VW-1 flammability test specified by the UL 224 standard. The DWFR tubing products’ highly flame retardant polyolefin jacket and a thermoplastic inner adhesive
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09/09/2015
Pulse's isolation power transformers suit communications interface apps

PH9085 push-pull transformer

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduced a new series of power transformers that offers isolation to communication interfaces such as RS485, CAN, MODBus, and ProfiBus for automation, automotive, and smart grid applications. The PH9085 Series is part of Pulse Electronics' isolation
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09/09/2015
Mitsubishi Electric launches SUMMIT Series UPS

SUMMIT Series UPS

Mitsubishi Electric, an industry leader in designing and manufacturing reliable, environmentally friendly uninterruptible power systems (UPS), announced its latest three-phase UPS, known as the SUMMIT Series. This new UPS incorporates SiC (silicon carbide) semiconductors, the next generation of power modules,
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09/07/2015
Schaffner's ECOsine high power line passive harmonic filters now available in IP23 and IP54 enclosures

Schaffner ECOsine High Power Line Passive Harmonic Filters

The Schaffner Group further broadens its product offering in the field of power quality. The ECOsine High Power Line passive harmonic filters are now also available in two cabinet versions with protection class IP23 and IP54. By introducing IP23 and IP54 cabinet versions of the high-power passive harmonic filters,
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09/07/2015
RS Components offers electrical design software for engineering professionals

DesignSpark Electrical

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, announced the launch of DesignSpark Electrical, which brings the benefits of design software to all those not already using electrical CAD tools. The new software targets electrical design engineers and other electrical
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09/07/2015
Linear's latest synchronous step-down regulator needs only 7ÂμA of quiescent current

LT8631 1A, 100V input-capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8631, a 1A, 100V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 90% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 7µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3V to 100V input voltage range makes it ideal
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09/04/2015
Pioneer Power Solutions launches UL1008 self-protecting automatic transfer switch line

Pioneer UL1008 ATS

Pioneer Power Solutions, a company engaged in the manufacture, sale and service of electrical distribution and on-site power generation equipment, including paralleling switchgear, has launched a new line of self-protecting Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS). The new ATS line is highly suitable for applications
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09/04/2015
IPI's battery charging transformers support rugged industrial apps

Battery Charging Transformer Series

With their novel perfect-layer coil winding technology, the new highly reliable Battery Charging Transformer Series from Innovative Power (IPI), a Datatronics company, is designed to support a wide range of standard and custom voltage battery-powered devices that operate in rugged industrial plant environments. IPI
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09/04/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a class of devices referred to as edge nodes; these require a battery life ranging from weeks to months to decades. An edge node typically contains a microcontroller to perform processing (e.g. encryption, compression, error correction, protocol stack), in addition to
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09/02/2015
Modern power converters are moving towards high efficiency, high density, and high switching frequencies. Vendors of power supplies are doing an outstanding job of meeting these goals with a range of new technologies. At the same time, despite the use of advanced control chip technology, many control loops have
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09/01/2015

 



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