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Industrial Applications

March 2016
TDK's high-efficiency 3x5 medical power supply delivers 250W

CUS200M series AC-DC power supply

TDK announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda CUS200M series of AC-DC power supplies. With efficiencies up to 94%, the series can deliver 200W with convection cooling or up to 250W with 1.5m/s airflow. The units, packaged in the industry standard 3” x 5” footprint, have both medical and ITE certification
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03/31/2016
AVX adds several High-CV devices to its TWA series COTS Plus wet electrolytic tantalum caps

TWA Series COTS Plus axial leaded, wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added new high-voltage components to its high reliability TWA Series COTS Plus axial leaded, wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors. Featuring a high capacitance cathode system that enables high CV levels in DSCC-compatible case
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03/31/2016
The Cores and Components division of VACUUMSCHMELZE will again attend PCIM in Nuremberg this year. From 10 to 12 May at the new stand number 123 in Hall 7, VAC will focus its product presentations on transformers, cut cores and chokes using the nanocrystalline material VITROPERM. In addition, the company will
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03/31/2016

Traco TMPS 03 series compact AC/DC supplies come fully encapsulated

Traco TMPS-03

The TMPS-05 series comprises miniaturized 5 Watt AC/DC power supply modules from Traco Power come in lightweight fully-encapsulated 1” x 1” plastic casings for PCB mounting. Besides their safety approvals for industrial and IT solutions, the supplies are also certified to EN 60335 for household appliance. These
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03/31/2016
Linear's 20V, 20A monolithic synchronous step-down regulator offers  ultra-low DCR current sensing for higher efficiency

The LTC7130 has a 4.5V to 20V input range

Linear Technology introduced the LTC7130 constant frequency peak current mode synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with temperature-compensated ultralow DCR current sensing and clock synchronization. The device’s unique architecture eases compensation and offers the ability to directly parallel multiple ICs
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03/28/2016
Rohm's synchronous buck converter IC claims the industry’s lowest minimum on-time

Controlling pulses in a very short period makes it possible to reduce the minimum ON time to an unprecedented 20ns, 6x shorter than the conventional level

ROHM recently announced the development of the BD51180TL, a step-down DC/DC converter featuring the lowest minimum ON time in the industry, making it ideal for high-power applications such as industrial equipment and automotive systems. In recent years, there is a growing trend towards electronification
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03/25/2016
Intersil’s digital hybrid PWM controllers with PMBus simplify power design for data center equipment

ISL68200 with integrated MOSFET drivers and ISL68201 with PWM output

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced two new PMBus compatible, single-phase digital hybrid DC/DC controllers that provide point-of-load (POL) conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, processors and general purpose system rails. The ISL68200 with integrated
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03/25/2016
Power Integrations' 900 V InnoSwitch-EP ICs serves industrial and three-phase power supply apps

900 V InnoSwitch-EP

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced the addition of a 900 V device to its InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switcher ICs. The new device targets power supplies operating from high-voltage DC and three-phase power sources
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03/25/2016
Intepro’s energy-recovering rack-mount DC load system features plug-in programmable modules

ELR 5000 modular programmable DC load

Intepro Systems announced the ELR 5000 modular, programmable DC load—the latest addition to the Intepro family of power system automatic test equipment (ATE). Housed in a 6U, 19” rack enclosure, the ELR 5000 can accommodate up to 10 completely self-contained, fully-programmable DC load modules with 320W
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03/24/2016
Bicron launches 2nd-Gen corona-free custom magnetics solutions

VoltBoss transformer

Bicron Electronics, manufacturer of high-reliability, custom magnetics, announced the latest advance in its line of VoltBoss corona-free transformers. Corona bloom, a corrosive effect of partial discharge, is a leading cause of failure in magnetics components. The new, 2nd generation of VoltBoss transformers
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03/24/2016
Transphorm claims industry’s first fully-qualified 650V GaN FET with the lowest R(on) in a TO-247

TPH3207WS GaN FET

Transphorm, a leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors, introduced the TPH3207WS GaN field effect transistor (FET) with the lowest on-resistance (41 mOhm) in a TO-247 package that reduces system volume as much as 50% without sacrificing efficiency. The
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03/24/2016
Altera, now a part of Intel, will demonstrate a portfolio of innovative power and industrial solutions at the Applied Power and Electronics Conference (Booth #2253) being held from March 21-24, 2015, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Altera will demonstrate how its field programmable
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03/21/2016
GaN Systems showing Little Box winning design at APEC

GaN Systems' GS66508P transistor

For the past 10 years it has been considered noteworthy when two power devices were combined in one 
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03/21/2016
Orion Fans unveils industry's first airflow monitoring kit

Orion AFM Kit

Orion Fans has developed a complete, cost-effective airflow monitoring system that is easy to implement and use. The field retrofittable AFM Kit includes an AFM-01NC airflow module, mounting clip, three plastic guards (80mm, 92mm, and 120mm), buzzer, LED and holder, switch and wall mounted power supply. The
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03/21/2016
Navitas Semiconductor announced the first Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICs, using its proprietary AllGaN monolithically-integrated 650V platform. Combining GaN power FETs with GaN logic and drive circuits enables 10x-100x higher switching frequency than existing silicon circuits, making power electronics smaller,
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03/21/2016
TI's innovative wide-VIN DC/DC controller claims industry’s highest 65-V operation

LM5140-Q1 controller

Texas Instruments introduced a 2.2-MHz, dual-channel synchronous buck converter with a unique set of features designed to significantly reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and high-frequency noise in high-voltage DC/DC step-down applications such as automotive infotainment and high-end cluster power-supply
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03/21/2016
Vicor announced the launch of its new AC to Point-of-Load Development Kit ("ACPoL DKit"). The development kit enables power system designers to immediately begin operating and evaluating a complete power system solution featuring the industry's thinnest, highest performance, highest density power components,
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03/21/2016
Linear's high-power negative supply ideal diode-OR controller withstands Â300V transients

LTC4371 rugged ideal diode-OR controller

Linear Technology introduced the LTC4371, a rugged ideal diode-OR controller for dual feed high power telecom and datacom boards. The LTC4371 provides seamless handoff between redundant power supplies, replacing power Schottky diodes and associated heat sinks with N-channel MOSFETs, significantly reducing power
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03/18/2016
Stackpole's CSRF0612 current-sense chip resistor series is rated to 1.5W

CSRF0612 current sense chip resistors

Stackpole announces the release of the CSRF0612 current sense chip resistor series. The 1.5W rated device features resistance values from 5 milliohm up to 40 milliohm, 1% tolerances, and TCR as low as 75 ppm. The 0612 size designation denotes that the termination is on the long sides of the part as opposed to
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03/18/2016
Transphorm, a leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors, announced that it has added the global distributor Richardson Electronics and the Northeast representative A/D Sales to support growing design activity for its GaN power transistors and modules. “The
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03/17/2016
CUI announced the recent addition of Steve Mathis to their organization to fill the role of Vice President of Global Sales. The appointment is part of CUI’s drive to better serve the complex needs of their quickly growing global OEM customer base. Steve brings a deep understanding of the networking,
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03/16/2016
Monolithic Power Systems, a leading innovator in high-performance power solutions, will show state-of-the-art, integrated hot-swap solutions, high-performance digital PFC/LLC combo controllers, USB Type-C AC/DC adaptors, tiny MPM power modules from 0.6A to 20A, and high-speed MagAlpha angular position sensors
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03/16/2016
AVX extends 200°C wet tantalum capacitor series

TWA-Y Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its TWA-Y Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors with the addition of new, high CV 470µF/100V and 1,000µF/75V components. These components act as drop-in replacements for existing M39006-style wet tantalum
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03/14/2016
element14 and NXP announced the launch of NXP’s new Freedom Development Platform K66F for Kinetis K66, K65 and K26 MCUs, which offers optimized performance, scalable integration and low power capabilities. The NXP Freedom Development Platform K66F is ideal for developing low cost, low power applications to
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03/14/2016
Amantys' Power Insight Configurator speeds up converter power stack test

Power Insight Configurator

Amantys Power Electronics has launched the Power Insight Configurator, a software tool that provides an easy to use interface to configure, down load data and generate test pulses for Amantys gate drives that have been built into a converter power stack. Power Insight is a communications protocol that enables
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03/14/2016
Requirements to optimize efficiency and to address the complex power requirements of CPUs, ASICs and other sophisticated ICs are making active power management a critical design requirement in applications such as datacenter servers, embedded telecoms systems and networking equipment. At the same time, engineers
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03/13/2016
Although efficiency has been replaced by effectiveness as favorite criterion in the business world, it still dominates the world of engineers and technicians. The hunt for improved utilization of electricity permeates every level in the electronics industry, from individual semiconductor components over circuits
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03/13/2016
Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smaller and smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens,
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03/13/2016
It is a fascinating time to be in the electronic engineering industry, especially in the power sector, as society moves forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This promises to be the last, barring the takeover of industry by intelligent robots, as all of the parts are in place and the core technologies
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03/13/2016
TDK's new compact SMT current-sense transformers suit power apps

EPCOS SMT current sense transformer

TDK Corporation presents two new series of EPCOS SMT current sense transformers for power electronics. The various types in the B78417A* series are based on EP7 ferrite cores, have compact dimensions of just 10.6 mm x 12.2 mm x 11.0 mm and are designed to measure pulse currents of up to 20 A. The maximum DC
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03/12/2016
Vicor modules support OCP data center Infrastructure

48V Direct-to-PoL (Point-of-Load)

Vicor announced its latest generation of 48V Direct-to-PoL (Point-of-Load) power components. These modules, which allow contemporary low-voltage, high-current CPUs, GPUs, ASICs and DDR memory to be powered off of a 48V distribution bus, enable unprecedented power density, conversion efficiency and low power
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03/10/2016
 Avnet, a leading technology distributor, introduced the new MicroZed Industry 4.0 Ethernet Kit (I4EK), enabling multi-protocol Industrial Ethernet solutions based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC and Anybus technology from HMS Industrial Networks. Offering seamless hardware and software integration
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03/10/2016
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos presents updated power module catalog

Wuerth Electronic 2016 Power Module Catalog

The new, expanded and improved 2016 Power Module Catalog from Wuerth Electronik is now available. Selecting the right step-down converters and LED drivers you need has become even more convenient. A selection tool depicts a clear overview of the various product groups, including pictograms to show all of their
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03/09/2016
Murata's self-powered LED meter displays AC line frequency

DMR20 round, miniature digital panel frequency monitor

Murata announced the third generation of the DMR20 series of round, miniature digital panel frequency monitors from Murata Power Solutions. Designed to measure and display AC mains frequencies in the range of 45 to 65 Hertz, over an input voltage of 85 to 264 VAC, the monitor is suitable for mounting in an industry-standard
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03/09/2016
Toshiba announces three-phase brushless motor driver with sine-wave drive

TC78B016FTG three-phase brushless motor driver IC

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a three-phase brushless motor driver IC that achieves high efficiency and minimal noise at a wide range of rotational speeds without any need for complicated phase adjustment. The TC78B016FTG is optimised for use in the small fan motors found in home appliances and industrial
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03/09/2016
AVX extends & improves its THH 230°C hermetic high-temp SMT tantalum caps

THH 230ºC Hermetic Series SMD tantalum capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added several new capacitance and voltage ratings to its THH 230ºC Hermetic Series high-temperature SMD tantalum capacitors, which, more than two years after their introduction, still feature the highest temperature ratings of
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03/07/2016
Leading electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics announced a distribution agreement with Knowles (Syfer) (formerly Syfer Technology). The Knowles Capacitors (Syfer) brand is considered to be a premier source for application-specific multilayer ceramic capacitors and EMI suppression filters. The
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03/07/2016
Henkel to show comprehensive material solutions at Light & Building 2016

Thermal Clad from Henkel keeps LEDs intense, bright and reliable

From March 13 through 18 in Frankfurt,Hall 4, Booth G61 at the upcoming Light & Building event, Henkel Adhesive Technologies will showcase its total solutions approach to modern lighting applications. With an innovative materials portfolio that addresses the full spectrum of lighting manufacturing requirements
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03/07/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Magnetics Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2016 titled, “High-Frequency Magnetics: Black Magic, Art or Science?” Its goal is to address many of the challenges facing magnetics design in high-frequency switch mode power supply topologies.
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03/04/2016
Comau wins Volvo Quality Excellence Award
Comau has been awarded the “Volvo Quality Excellence Award” by Volvo, for an innovative industrial project undertaken five years ago that is still in full development. This important recognition was made at Volvohallen in Torslanda (Gothenburg), Thursday, January 28th. The award was given for a project related
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03/04/2016
Power Integrations' LYTSwitch-3 LED drivers support widest range of TRIAC dimmers

LYTSwitch-3 family

Power Integrations, a leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED driver ICs, announced the LYTSwitch-3 family – the latest addition to the company’s LYTSwitch line of LED driver ICs. Ideal for bulbs, tubes and downlights up to 20 watts, LYTSwitch-3 ICs offer excellent dimming performance with both leading-edge
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03/03/2016
Wuerth Electronic eiSos presents connectors for LED boards

WR-LECO is available with two, three, four or five poles

The use of LED strip PCB’s is popular in the efficient production of electrical lighting solutions. Wuerth Elektronik eiSos is now introducing a completely new series of connectors for connecting LED strip PCB’s: WR-LECO is available with two, three, four or five poles and is attractive due to its very flat
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03/03/2016
Toshiba launches new generation of transistor arrays

TBD62783A series

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the launch of a new generation of highly efficient transistor arrays, presented as the industry’s first with a DMOS FET type source-output driver. The new TBD62783A series succeeds the TD62783 series of bipolar transistor arrays, cutting power loss by about 40% and
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03/03/2016
When design engineers, purchasing professionals and policy makers gather at this year’s ELEXCON, one of China's largest and most important electronic exhibitions, a wide range of topics critical to the continuing progress of the industry will be featured: • Start-ups: hardware, software & the
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03/02/2016
EPC will exhibit more than 20 demonstrations showing how GaN technology's superior performance is changing the way we live, and company experts will deliver six technical presentations on GaN FET technology, at APEC 2016, the premier global event in applied power electronics. The EPC team will be
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Date:
03/01/2016
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