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Industrial Applications

February 2016
Richardson Electronics announced a new global distribution agreement with Dynawave, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality coaxial RF & Microwave interconnect products, including connectors, bulk cable and cable assemblies. The agreement aligns with both companies’ dedication to providing
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02/29/2016
Linear's latest ÂμModule regulator provides either 50A or Dual 25A output

LTM4650 dual 25A or single 50A output step-down µModule regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4650, a dual 25A or single 50A output step-down µModule regulator with onboard shielded inductors, MOSFETs and a dual DC/DC regulator IC housed in a small thermally enhanced plastic package. The device is offered in a 16mm x 16mm x 5.01mm BGA with a patented built-in heat
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02/29/2016
Linear's latest synchronous step-down Silent Switcher delivers 94% efficiency at 2MHz & ultralow EMI

The LT8641 3.5A, 65V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8641, a 3.5A, 65V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique Silent Switcher architecture, combined with spread spectrum frequency modulation, reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 25dB even with switching frequencies in excess of 2MHz, enabling it to
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02/26/2016

Intepro Systems, a leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), has published a technical note describing the benefits of auto-ranging in power conversion equipment test applications. Unlike DC sources that provide rated power only when maximum voltage is applied to the
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02/24/2016
Wuerth Electronic eiSos releases new manual on power modules

ABC of Power Modules – Functionality, Structure and Handling of a Power Module

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos is releasing a new manual: "ABC of Power Modules – Functionality, Structure and Handling of a Power Module" is the first practical manual specifically about using components to control DC voltage. The manual explains the basics of voltage control and frequently used switching
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02/24/2016
Mouser Electronics announced some very special ‘guest stars’ on its booth at Embedded World (Nuremburg Messe, Hall 4A-101). Microchip is demonstrating its new MPLAB Xpress IDE and development board. This is significant as it takes their development environment (IDE) into the cloud. It contains the most popular
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02/23/2016
HEITEC at Embedded World 2016: “From the Idea to the Productâ€

HEITEC at Embedded World will use the slogan "From the Idea to the Product"

At the Embedded World 2016, from February 23rd to the 25, 2016, HEITEC will use the slogan "From the Idea to the Product". By means of six different exhibits in different integration levels, the company shows its expertise in implementing customized industry solutions in Hall 1, Stand 340. Depending
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02/22/2016
IAR Systems, a leading vendor of development tools for embedded systems, invites visitors of embedded world 2016 to a series of seminars focused on building a smarter world, while ensuring deliverability and efficient workflows. The seminars take place in the IAR Connect™ booth 4-102 on Tuesday,
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02/19/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Safety & Compliance Technical Committee is sponsoring the first-ever APEC Industry Session dealing with important safety and compliance issues affecting power electronics professionals. The session will take place at APEC 2016 on Thursday, March 24, 2016,
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02/19/2016
Exar, a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products serving the industrial, high-end consumer, and infrastructure markets, will showcase its latest power design products at APEC 2016, March 20-24 in Long Beach, California. These products, including switching regulators, power modules and Universal PMICs,
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02/19/2016
Toshiba launches automotive MOSFET with industry-leading on-resistance

TK1R4S04PB 40V N-channel MOSFET

Toshiba Electronics has expanded its family of UMOS9 MOSFETs with the addition of a new 40V N-channel MOSFET housed in the advanced DPAK+ package. The new TK1R4S04PB has achieved AEC-Q101 qualification and is designed for automotive motor control applications such as water pumps, fuel pumps, oil pumps, fans,
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02/18/2016
Advanced Linear Devices (ALD), a design innovation leader in analog semiconductors, announced the industry’s first high-precision quad P-Channel EPAD MOSFET array, ALD310708A and ALD310708, designed for next-generation sensor circuits used in portable instruments. The devices enable revolutionary precision
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02/18/2016
Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, will demonstrate a LoRaWAN Internet of Things (IoT) network deployed by Digimondo, at Embedded World 2016 on February 23-25 in Nuremberg, Germany. Digimondo launched low power wide area networks (LPWAN) over Nuremburg, Hamburg and Berlin
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02/18/2016
TDK's ThermoFuse varistors offer intrinsically-safe overvoltage protection with high surge current capability

EPCOS ThermoFuse varistor

TDK presents the new T series of EPCOS ThermoFuse varistors for intrinsically safe overvoltage protection. These components are based on disk varistors with diameters of 14 mm (T14 series) and 20 mm (T20 series) that are connected in series with a thermally coupled fuse. The T14 series (B72214T*) covers the
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02/18/2016
UltraSoC and Lauterbach announced a collaboration to create the industry’s most powerful, fully-featured independent system-on-chip (SoC) development and debug environment. The partnership brings together Lauterbach’s TRACE32 integrated, universal development system and UltraSoC’s on-chip debug and analytics
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02/17/2016
Rockwell Automation announced that it has agreed to purchase MagneMotion, a leading manufacturer of intelligent conveying systems. MagneMotion systems are used across a broad range of industrial applications including automotive and general assembly, packaging and material handling. This acquisition will complement
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02/16/2016
Boeing delivers reversible solid-oxide fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for testing

SOFC system

After 16 months of development, Boeing has delivered a fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for testing. The cell is being tested to determine its ability to support the energy needs of military and commercial customers. The system is the first of its kind using a technology called a “reversible
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02/16/2016
HMS' IIoT gateways allow industrial equipment to communicate with power grids

Anybus SG-gateway

HMS Industrial Networks introduced a family of Industrial IoT gateways for Smart Grid applications. The Anybus SG-gateways enable communication between industrial applications and energy protocols. This communication is the very basis for the so called “Smart Grid” where power plants and energy equipment
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02/16/2016
CUI's 2kW hotâ€swap AC/DC supply delivers from 100V to 410 V

PFR-2100 2000W front-end AC/DC power supply

CUI announced the addition of a 2000W front-end AC/DC power supply to its power supply portfolio. The PFR-2100 series is a blind-mate rectifier with a programmable output voltage range of 100~410 Vdc. Key features include a hot‑swap blind-docking capability implemented through the use of a single connector
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02/16/2016
Rogers Corporation’s Power Electronics Solutions (PES) group will spotlight its latest high-performance cooling material, curamik CoolPerformance Plus, at the upcoming SPIE Photonics West Conference and Exhibition. curamik CoolPerformance Plus is an advanced liquid-cooled material designed to dissipate large
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02/16/2016
Grand Transformers (GTI), a Grand Haven, Mich.-based designer and manufacturer of transformers, inductors and custom magnetic components serving the motor drives, elevator, power quality, instrumentation, energy, machine tool, and oil and gas industries, announced it has acquired Warner, N.H.-based Warner Power
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02/15/2016
Murata expands their front-end D1U54 series power supplies with high-density 650W model

D1U54P-650-12-HBxC series 650 Watt power supplies

Murata announced the D1U54P-650-12-HBxC series of 650 Watt power supplies, packaged in an industry standard 1U format measuring 54.5 x 40 mm (2.15 x 1.57 inches). The supply has a length of only 228.6 mm (9 inches) compared to the 12 inch length of other power supplies in this family. Delivering a
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02/15/2016
Analog Devices introduced a low-voltage differential signal (LVDS) digital isolator series designed to improve performance, reliability and power consumption in industrial instrumentation and programmable logic controller (PLC) applications that previously required redesign of the interface to support LVDS signal
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02/12/2016
At the 2015 eCarTec show, VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) was presented with the Bavarian State Award for Electric and Hybrid Mobility in the “Energy Storage & Infrastructure” category. The Munich event is the world’s largest international trade show for electric mobility. The new type of differential current
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02/12/2016
Microsemi introduces 4+1 outdoor PoE switch can handle four powered devices at up to 60W each

PDS-104GO outdoor PoE switch

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor and system solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the availability of its PDS-104GO outdoor Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switch, expanding the company's industry-leading PoE product offering to enable the connection of four
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02/11/2016
Wuerth and TI launch INNOposium 2016

Innovation Symposium

Which innovations are currently in the R&D pipeline of the electronics branch? How open must decision-makers in the electronics industry keep their minds for new technologies? And above all else: what is the role played by the “smart factory” in this connection? These and a host of similar questions
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02/11/2016
Powerbox launches high-efficiency slim power modules for demanding railway apps

ENAR150D Series railway DC/DC power converters

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies, and for more than four decades a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced the launch of two new products in its ENAR150D Series railway DC/DC power converters. The products perform at 93% high efficiency, saving
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02/11/2016
Panasonic's Bluetooth smart module for IoT applications now at Rutronik

PAN1760 Series Bluetooth Smart module

The new PAN1760 Series Bluetooth Smart module v4.1 with integrated antenna and embedded GATT profile is a cost-effective, low-power, true system-on-chip (SoC) solution. This nanopower module for the Internet of Things, launched by Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems, is available at distributor Rutronik.
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02/10/2016
Are industrial control systems the latest weapon in modern warfare?

Barry Mattacott

Are industrial control and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems the new frontier, not just for cyber-crime but also for cyberwar? Until recently, when you were at war with a country, you sent in your bombers. First they hit the military targets. Once they had finished those off, they would
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02/10/2016
Exar launches family of Â60V fault-protected RS-485/RS-422 (TIA-485/TIA-422) transceivers

Exar ±60V fault-protected transceivers

Exar, a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products serving the industrial, high-end consumer, and infrastructure markets, introduces a new family of ±60V fault protected RS-485/RS-422 (TIA-485/TIA-422) transceivers able to withstand direct shorts and achieve overvoltage protection with no external components.
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02/10/2016
Research sponsored by Vector Software, a leading provider of innovative software solutions for robust embedded software quality, reveals that as the world around us increasingly becomes more dependent on products whose functionality is controlled by software -- and the demand for improved product quality and
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02/09/2016
Multi-Contact's MC4 connector given UL approval for 1500V

MC4 connector from Multi-Contact

The original MC4 connector from Multi-Contact recently received UL approval for 1500 volts. In addition to its existing global approvals such as TÜV, CSA, and CQC, the market leader for DC connectors in the PV sector has therefore been able to increase usage from 1000 to 1500 volts in UL-relevant countries.
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02/08/2016
Visitors to Mouser’s booth, Stand A4-101, Hall A4, at the Embedded World exhibition, Nuremburg Messe, 23rd – 25th February 2016, will see how the New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor supports the entire design cycle with a wide range of services, tools and products from leading suppliers making the
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02/08/2016
Linear's latest 36V, 800mA robust linear regulator has extended SOA

LT3089 rugged 800mA wide input voltage range linear regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT3089, a rugged 800mA wide input voltage range linear regulator with key usability, monitoring and protection features. The device has an extended safe operating area (SOA) compared to existing regulators, making it ideal for high input-to-output voltage and high output current
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02/08/2016
Cliff expands DC socket range with SMT and locking versions

Dual DC and Locking DC Sockets

Cliff Electronics’ acclaimed Dual Gauge DC socket is now available in a surface mount version to facilitate efficient SMD PCB assembly of OEM products. The new version is available both taped and loose and complements the original discrete PCB mounting and solder tag versions. Accommodating
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02/08/2016
Astrodyne TDI's digitally-programmable DC source provides 3.8kW of regulated power

Mercury-Flex digitally programmable AC/DC power supply

Astrodyne TDI, a developer and manufacturer of specialized power solutions, now offers the Mercury-Flex digitally programmable AC/DC power supply that provides 3,800 W of regulated power and can operate as either a current or voltage source up to 400 V or 170 A. The modular 3.8 kW Mercury-Flex is hot-swappable
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02/05/2016
Advanced Linear Devices, a design innovation leader in analog semiconductors, today announced the industry’s first high-precision quad P-Channel EPAD MOSFET array ALD310708A and ALD310708 designed for next-generation sensor circuits used in portable instruments. The devices enable revolutionary precision and
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02/05/2016
AMETEK announced that it has completed two acquisitions: Brookfield Engineering, a leading manufacturer of viscometers and rheometers, and ESP/SurgeX, a leader in energy intelligence and power protection solutions. “Brookfield Engineering and ESP/SurgeX are excellent acquisitions and strong additions
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02/05/2016
Allegro launches their latest family of microstepping motor-driver ICs

Microstepping motor driver ICs

Allegro MicroSystems introduced a new family of complete microstepping motor driver ICs with built-in translators. Allegro’s A5976, A5977, and A5979 have been designed to operate bipolar stepper motors in full-, half-, quarter-, eight, (A5977) and sixteenth- (A5976/79) step modes. All have the output drive
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02/04/2016
Indium to feature low-voiding solder paste at APEX 2016

Indium8.9HF solder paste delivers very low voiding

Indium will feature its void-reducing no-clean solder pastes to help customers Avoid the Void™ at IPC APEX Expo, which will be held on March 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Indium, an industry-leading source of void-reducing materials and results, has specifically formulated Indium10.1 solder paste
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02/04/2016
Eltek unveils the Rectiverter bi-directional AC/DC power system

Rectiverter

Eltek is today announcing the launch of the Rectiverter, a power conversion module combining the functions of a rectifier, an inverter and a "static transfer switch" in one. The Rectiverter is a 3-port bidirectional converter that simplifies solutions providing both AC and DC power to critical loads
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02/03/2016
Richardson Electronics announced a new global distribution agreement with the Tecate Group, a supplier of electronic components and assemblies. The agreement aligns with both companies’ pursuit of supplying and supporting solutions that satisfy even the most demanding applications. The Tecate
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02/03/2016
TDK's latest inrush current limiters suit high-watt apps

P27 series EPCOS NTC inrush current limiter

TDK Corporation presents the P27 series of EPCOS NTC inrush current limiters (ICLs) with a nominal disk diameter of 27 mm and lead spacing of 7.5 mm, thus extending the portfolio of large NTC ICLs for industrial electronics applications. The high material density of the new NTC ICLs enables a volume-efficient,
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02/02/2016
Luso now offering SynQor high power density quarter-bricks

SynQor NQ60W60QTx25 converter

uso introduces high voltage DC-DC converters offering higher power density in quarter-brick package to save board space London - 2 February 2016: Luso Electronics, the sole UK and Ireland representative for the SynQor range of power supplies and related components, has announced availability of a higher
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02/02/2016
Wuerth Elektronik iBE aquires Buechele Group

(from left to right): Rainer Schätzl (Managing Director Wuerth Elektronik iBE GmbH), Thorsten Jordan (Managing Director Wuerth Elektronik iBE GmbH), Martina Kissling (Managing Director Büchele Group), Erwin Büchele (Managing Director Büchele Group), Thomas Schrott (CEO Würth Elektronik eiSos Group), Oliver Konz (CEO Wuerth Elektronik eiSos Group)

Wuerth Elektronik iBE, headquartered in Thyrnau near Passau (Germany), is part of the Wuerth Elektronik eiSos Group – a leading European manufacturer of passive and electromechanical. As a specialist for customized EMC components and inductors for automotive applications, Wuerth Elektronik iBE has been a preferred
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02/01/2016
Analog Devices, a leader in the design and manufacture of semiconductor products and solutions, will showcase their embedded technology at the international Embedded World 2016 show taking place from 23-25 February in Nuremberg, Germany − Hall 5, Booth 328. Additionally, Analog Devices will fill out its power
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02/01/2016
Coilcraft's latest compact current-sense transformers detect up to 20A

CST7030 Series current sense transformer

Coilcraft announced its new CST7030 Series of surface mount current sense transformers, which measure just 5.2 X 7.0 mm (with a max height of 3.0 mm) and sense up to 20 Amps of current at frequencies between 10 kHz and 1 MHz. Typical applications include load current measurement and control in switching power
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02/01/2016

 



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