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Industrial Applications

January 2016
Wuerth Elektronik ICS awards licence for SKEDD-technology to Diehl Metal Applications

Wuerth Elektronik ICS awards license to Diehl Metal Applications

The Diehl Metal Applications (DMA) company is expanding its product portfolio to include SKEDD, the new innovative direct-connect technology from Wuerth Elektronik ICS. With SKEDD-technology, Wuerth Elektronik ICS has developed a simple and dependable alternative to solder and press-fit technology.
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01/29/2016
Flash in the pan

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

One of the beautiful things about being a wordsmith is that one finds all kinds of history, culture, and advice in many of the quaint and poetic turns of phrase that exist in the (American) English language. One such turn of phrase is “flash in the pan” which is so good at describing a situation that its
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01/29/2016
Bring back IrDA

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

With all the buzz around optical data transfer technology development lately, especially in light of the push to empower small, low-power intelligent devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). What many forget is that there was and is a technology that is well-suited for final-feet connection between intelligent
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01/29/2016

China’s predicted stumble

Ray Zinn, Founder of Micrel

You have likely heard the news that despite economic stimulus, the Shanghai stock exchange dropped over 7% before “circuit breakers” kicked in. Had those government-mandated panic aversion tools not triggered, the one day drop would rival long-term market corrections. None of this, aside from the exact timing,
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01/29/2016
Current-mode control has been around in one form or another for almost 50 years now, but it is still a topic that creates much confusion in the minds of many engineers and researchers. In this series of articles, Dr. Ridley shows historical reasons for the confusion, and presents for the first time the source
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01/29/2016
The sub-28 nanometer Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) now available feature the in-dustry’s only hard floating-point digital signal processing (DSP) blocks with speeds up to 1,500 Gbps floating-point operations. Built on sub-28 nm process technology, these FPGAs provide up to 17.4 Gbps for long-reach
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01/29/2016
Astute Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, has added switches to its ever-growing franchised distribution product portfolio with the signing of a deal with C&K Components covering the UK and Eire. C&K is a leader in interface and switch technology
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01/28/2016
Key criteria for designing power supplies units (PSU) for consumer applications are low cost, high efficiency, good thermal performance and low Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI). Starting with an optimal power conversion topology assists the design process. Flyback topology is optimal for low and mid power
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01/27/2016
From cellphones to electric vehicles and smart grid energy storage, the use of rechargeable batteries is dramatically increasing. Engineers that design products that use these rechargeable batteries must be able to characterize the battery performance in their designs. Programmable bidirectional DC power supplies
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01/27/2016
As electronic systems continue to become more compact, temperature plays an increasingly important role in system reliability and power efficiency. Many engineers are already familiar with how temperature can affect reliability; if a system becomes too hot, device operation can become unpredictable. Using a
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01/27/2016
Most systems require multiple different voltage rails. Voltages below the system ground voltage, or zero voltage, are considered to be negative voltages. Such voltages are needed in many different applications. In power electronics, some switch types may not reliably be turned off if ground voltage is applied
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01/27/2016
RECOM's RKZ high-isolation DC/DC converters target high-end industrial, transport ,and medical apps

RECOM RKZ DC-DC converters

The latest RECOM RKZ DC-DC converters, available from Dengrove Electronic Components, introduce the option of a 24V input that completes the 2W RKZ series and scales easily from the package- and pin-compatible 1W RK and RH series converters. The new 24V models join the existing RKZ converters
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01/26/2016
ElectroCraft launches RPX series BLDC motor family

ElectroCraft RPX Brushless DC Motors

ElectroCraft, a leading fractional horsepower motor and motion solutions provider, has expanded their Brushless DC Motor offering with the RPX22 and RPX32. These compact yet remarkably powerful 22mm and 32mm diameter motors are the first in a complete line of BLDC motors and gear motors planned for release.
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01/26/2016
Visit Rigol at Embedded World 2016

Visit Rigol at Embedded World at Hall 4, Stand 4-528

Rigol Technologies will present their complete product portfolio at the Embedded World exhibition in Nuremberg. Besides their well-known Oscilloscope series MSO/DS2000A and MSO/DS4000 with 50 MHz up to 1 GHz bandwidth, Rigol will show the new MSO-Ready Mixed Signal Oscilloscope series DS1000Z Plus with
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01/26/2016
Johnson Controls, a U.S. maker of car batteries and heating and ventilation equipment, agreed to acquire Ireland-based peer Tyco International in a $16.5 billion deal that will lower its tax bill, the companies said on Monday. By moving its headquarters to Cork, Ireland, Johnson Controls would become the latest
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01/26/2016
The emergence of commercially available and cost-effective gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors begins a new age in power electronics. There are significant benefits in using enhancement-mode gallium nitride FET (eGaN FET) devices in power converters for existing data center and telecommunications architectures
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01/25/2016
Larson Electronics launches temporary portable power distribution system

MGL-100C-480-15K-120-208Y-12X20 temporary power distribution system

Longtime leader in commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new portable power distribution system that converts 480 volts AC three phase electrical current to 120 volts AC and 208Y volts AC. The MGL-100C-480-15K-120-208Y-12X20 temporary
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01/21/2016
Fuji Electric has added a new lineup of power semiconductors to its product portfolio with the "High-Speed W" Series of high-speed discrete IGBTs. The new product series utilizes a thinner IGBT chip for miniaturization, thereby reducing power loss (turnoff loss) in switching operation by approximately
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01/21/2016
Stockpile's high-current shunts available In 0.2 Milliohm values

HCS high-current SMD shunt resistors

Stackpole’s HCS high-current SMD shunt resistors are now available in a 0.2 milliohm resistance value in chip sizes of 3920 and 5930. The HCS has an all metal welded construction with a raised resistance element. This provides more efficient thermal conduction, allowing the HCS to handle higher currents with
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01/21/2016
Molex debuts high-speed solutions, processes, and partnership at DesignCon 2016

Molex exhibited their solutions at DesignCon 2016

Molex showcased its extensive technical expertise and broad product portfolio at DesignCon 2016 Expo and Conference, held January 20-21 at the Santa Clara Conference Center in Santa Clara, CA. Demonstrations at Molex booth 817 highlighted products that
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01/21/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring an all-day workshop titled “Power Magnetics at High Frequency – Solving the Black Magic.” The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, prior to the start of APEC 2016 at
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01/21/2016
New hybrid electrolyte for solid-state lithium batteries found

Berkeley Lab battery scientist Nitash Balsara

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a novel electrolyte for use in solid-state lithium batteries that overcomes many of the problems that plague other solid electrolytes while also showing signs of being compatible with next-generation
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01/20/2016
IBC taps retired U.S. Marine Corps. Major General David Heinz as COO

Major General David Heinz

IBC Advanced Alloys, a leading advanced alloys and precision castings company, has appointed Major General David Heinz as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. General Heinz has been a director of IBC since May 2011 and will remain on the board. As Chief Operating Officer, General Heinz is responsible
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01/20/2016
Cornell Dubilier's hybrid polymer-aluminum electrolytics handle 30g with very low ESR

SMT Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced ruggedized versions of their SMT Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors, now able to withstand continuous vibrations of up to 30g of stress. This rating has been accomplished through electrical and mechanical redesign. Hybrid polymer-aluminum electrolytic capacitors
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01/19/2016
With a long history of involvement in promoting energy savings, Emerson Industrial Automation has invested massively in research into technological solutions and services designed to cut energy bills. On the strength of this expertise, Emerson now presents the Energy Savings Advisor, its new mobile app offering
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01/19/2016
Vishay Intertechnology's IGBT power modules increase efficiency and reduce conduction losses in TIG welding

Vishay Intertechnology introduced four new half-bridge and single-switch IGBT power modules

Vishay Intertechnology introduced four new half-bridge and single-switch IGBT power modules designed specifically for TIG welding machines. Built on Vishay's proprietary Trench PT IGBT technology, the VS-GP100TS60SFPbF, VS-GP250SA60S, VS-GP300TD60S, and VS-GP400TD60S provide extremely low collector-to-emitter
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01/19/2016
Fairview Microwave launches high-rel electromechanical switches in compact SMT packages

Electromechanical SPDT switches

Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, announces a brand new line of high-reliability SPDT surface mount electromechanical RF switches that cover broadband frequencies from DC to 8 GHz. These new RF switches offer exceptional reliability and repeatable performance which
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01/19/2016
element14 will add thousands of devcies from Silicon Valley-based Maxim Integrated Products to its franchise. With this new stock from Maxim, element14 will have a variety of ICs for research and design applications. With expertise in power management ICs, Maxim offers high-performance analog and mixed-signal
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01/18/2016
MicroPower Direct unveils the MPM-05SV series of miniature, single output 5W AC/DC power supplies

The MPM-05SV series

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-05SV series is a family of miniature, single output 5W AC/DC power supplies. They are part of a series of products that range from 5W to 25W. These units are specifically designed to allow use in industrial power systems requiring 277 VAC operation. Six
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01/15/2016
IBC SOLAR, a leading photovoltaic system provider, has had the IBC FlexiSun solar cable in its portfolio for more than ten years. The latest version of the all-purpose solar cable, which is buriable and produced in Bavaria, meets the new standard EN 50618. IBC SOLAR is therefore currently the only system service
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01/13/2016
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced new developments for the Renesas Synergy Platform, including the commercial release of the Renesas Synergy Software Package (SSP) version 1.0.0, mass production availability of the S7G2 Renesas Synergy Microcontrollers (MCUs),
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01/13/2016
Molex offers fully-harnessed cables for heavy industrial applications

Fully customisable cable assemblies and harnesses for use in harsh environments

Molex offers fully customisable cable assemblies and harnesses for use in harsh environments, such as those found in industrial automation and robotics applications. By combining its modular D-Sub mixed layout and Heavy Duty Connector families with Flamar cables, Molex cable assembly and harnessing service helps
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01/13/2016
Parker Chomerics, a world leader in EMI shielding and thermal management, is excited to announce that its Compounds Business Unit has changed its name to Specialty Materials Business Unit effective immediately. This name change is to reflect the tremendous growth in a broader array of conductive materials in
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01/13/2016
American Vanadium to acquire CellCube Energy Storage

Flow batteries provide a cost-effective, reliable, and safe energy storage solution

American Vanadium announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with DMG MORI to acquire DMG MORI's wholly owned subsidiary, GILDEMEISTER energy storage manufacturer of the CellCube vanadium flow energy storage system. The LOI provides American Vanadium with the exclusive right to enter into a
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01/11/2016
The Technical Program Committee is excited to announce that the 8th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expositions (ECCE’2016) submission window is NOW OPEN. Jan 15, 2016 – paper digests Feb 01, 2016 – tutorial proposal Mar 31, 2016 – special session proposal Whether
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01/11/2016
Pacific Crest Transformers announces that it has added to its factory capacity here in Medford, doubling the size of its largest transformer. PCT will now be able manufacture transformers up to 30 MVA. “This represents another very significant step in growth of Pacific Crest Transformers,” said
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01/11/2016
Rutronik becomes worldwide distributor for Sensirion

From right to left:
Solience Ngansso, Product Sales Manager Analog & Sensors at Rutronik
Martin Grimmer, Senior Marketing Manager Analog & Sensors at Rutronik
Christian Constantin, Distribution Channel Manager at Sensirion
Hartmut Welte, Area Sales Manager DACH / International Sales at Sensirion

With effect from 1st of November 2015, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente will be serving as a global distributor for Sensirion. In doing so, Rutronik is further developing its extensive sensor portfolio and supporting Sensirion in its global sales and support operations for high-quality sensors and sensor solutions.
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01/11/2016
RS Components' latest SSRs boost channel capacity in space-constrained applications

RS Components' SSR

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, has revealed a new own-brand range of highly miniaturised solid-state relays (SSRs), which enable small panels or cabinets to support extremely high channel count. The RS-branded SSRs http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/solid-state-relays/8886861/ have the
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01/07/2016
Fuji Electric introduces HVAC combination variable-frequency drives in North America

FRENIC-HVAC Combination Variable Frequency Drive

Fuji Electric of America has announced that they have begun manufacturing their FRENIC-HVAC Combination Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) in the company's new factory in Roanoke, VA in order to reduce turnaround time and customize panels to suit customers' individual applications. The complete series includes
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01/06/2016
Applied DNA Sciences, a provider of DNA-based supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions, announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide its increasingly popular metal marking product to one of Europe’s leading electricity
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01/06/2016
Linear Technology introduced the LTC3643, a bidirectional, high-voltage boost capacitor charger that automatically converts to a buck regulator for system backup. The proprietary, single-inductor topology with integrated PowerPath functionality does the work of two separate switching regulators, reducing size,
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01/06/2016
Torex Semiconductor will open an R&D Center in April 2016 at TOREX USA in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A. for the purpose of strengthening research and development of high value-added analog power ICs that will be the mainstay of the next generation. Sunnyvale, California, where the new R&D
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01/05/2016

 



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