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Industrial Applications

April 2016
Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and a leading supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), released a new 28V, 30W GaN HEMT bare die at this year’s IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), which took place April 11 –
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04/29/2016
WAGO's latest DC/DC converters offer a slim profile

787-28xx Series next-generation DC/DC Converter

WAGO's 787-28xx Series next-generation DC/DC Converters pack a host of enhanced features and multiple approvals into a slim 6 mm profile. 787-28xx converters are ideal when only one power supply will be installed in the control cabinet and an additional voltage supply is required. EPSITRON
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04/29/2016
C&K Components names John Boucher CEO

John J. Boucher

C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card readers, and high-reliability connectors, has announced the appointment of John J. Boucher as chief executive officer. John Boucher brings more than 30 years of diversified experience with leading global companies
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04/28/2016

SEGGER’s advanced debug tech now available for STM32 Nucleo & Discovery MCU boards

J-Link firmware offers compatibility with all major tool chains

SEGGER has now introduced J-Link firmware for the embedded ST-LINK on STM32 Nucleo, STM32 Discovery and other microcontroller unit (MCU) evaluation boards from STMicroelectronics. This brings the proven reliability and industry-leading performance of SEGGER’s highly popular J-Link debug technology to these
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04/28/2016
AWS Electronics Group, a leading specialist electronics manufacturing services provider, has added a new high-voltage production capability to its plant in Newcastle Under Lyme. The company has dedicated 1000 ft² of manufacturing space purely for work that requires up to 50kV; high currents of up to 180A can
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04/28/2016
The 23rd World Energy Congress, which is taking place in Istanbul, between 9 and 13 October 2016 has announced the first key highlights of its official event programme. Headline sessions will include weathering the commodity price storm and the impact of the COP21 agreement on the energy industry. Prominent
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04/28/2016
GaN Systems to show the latest in tiny Inverters, motors, energy storage, and power modules at PCIM Europe 2016

GaN Systems’ transistors reduce the size of EGTRONICS’ 48V, 12 kW inverter 5X versus silicon

The stream of smaller, lighter, lower cost, and highly efficient commercial power systems entering the market continues. Computer travel adaptors, AC/DC power supplies for datacenters, battery chargers for solar, DC/DC converters, energy storage systems, and traction inverters for automobiles are among the dozens
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04/28/2016
Linear's 8ÂμA IQ surge stopper protects electronics from overvoltage & overcurrent transients

8µA Quiescent Current Surge Stopper

Linear Technology introduced the LTC4380, an ultralow quiescent current (IQ) surge stopper, providing compact overvoltage and overcurrent protection for always-on 4V to 72V electronics in automotive, industrial and avionic systems. The LTC4380 replaces traditional shunt circuits composed of bulky inductors,
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04/27/2016
MicroPower Direct unveils mini 6W ultra-wide input railway DC/DC converters

Miniature 6W Railway DC/DC Converters

MicroPower Direct announced the MR0611S series of single-output 6W converters packaged in a compact 1 x 1 inch case. They are designed to provide the ultra wide input range, robust filtering, rugged packaging and high reliability required for railway/transit applications. Four standard models operate
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04/26/2016
Toshiba launches bipolar 2-Channel Stepping motor driver with max ratings of 40V and 2.0A

TC78S122FNG bipolar 2-channel stepping motor driver

Toshiba Electronics has launched a bipolar, 2-channel stepping motor driver rated for a high voltage of 40V and currents of up to 2.0A. The TC78S122FNG will help designers to save space, reduce power consumption, lower heat dissipation and minimise vibration and acoustic noise in high-speed motion control designs.
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04/26/2016
US President Obama and Chancellor Merkel visit HARTING at Hannover Fair

Dietmar Harting, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Philip Harting (from left to right)

The opening of the world's largest industrial trade show today saw US President Barack Obama visit the company’s stand together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with the Harting family greeting the two heads of state. The United States is this year's partner country of the Hannover Messe. President
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04/26/2016
Motor manufacturers are in a race to switch to more energy-efficient technologies to help countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as part of a global strategy to combat climate change. While many motor makers look to substitute more iron or copper in their induction motor product lines, or switch to other
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04/26/2016
Texas Instruments announced the availability of 600-V gallium nitride (GaN) 70-mΩ field-effect transistor (FET) power-stage engineering samples, making TI the first and only semiconductor manufacturer to publicly offer a high-voltage driver-integrated GaN solution. The new 12-A LMG3410 power stage coupled with
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04/25/2016
KOA Speer Electronics has added the SLW1, a 1.5 Watt, 2512 size chip to its line of molded current sensing resistors. The SLW1 features resistance values ranging from 3 mΩ up to 100 mΩ in several tolerances as low as 0.5% with a wide operating temperature range of -55°C to +180°C. The chips special
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04/25/2016
Germany readies itself for a new era

87% of German companies currently feel that a change to digitalisation over the next five years is a priority

In multiple presentations at the Year Of The Monkey digital festival in Munich on Thursday, the figure "87%" was prominent. This is - according to a number of research papers - the number of German companies currently feeling that a change to digitalisation over the next five years is a priority. At
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04/22/2016
UL to launch accelerated thermal evaluation service at CWIEME Berlin

It is safety-critical to understand how thermal ageing takes place, as a failure in the insulation may lead to fire, injury, or electric shock.

Safety test provider Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is launching a shorter 50-day electrical insulation system test program for electric motors at the forthcoming CWIEME Berlin exhibition. This service responds to global demand from manufacturers for help getting products to market quicker without compromising
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04/22/2016
Coilcraft's latest high-current inductors suit high-frequency apps

SLR1050 Series High Current Shielded Power Inductors

Coilcraft's new SLR Family of high current, shielded power inductors is offered with current ratings up to 100 Amps and inductance values from 85 to 370 nH, making it suitable for high frequency applications such as multi-phase VRM/VRD/EVRD regulators, Intel IMVP compatible systems, and GPUs/video graphic cards.
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04/21/2016
Murata's 2W converter boasts a 50% lower profile

NXE2 series 2 Watt surface mounted DC/DC converters

Murata announced the NXE2 series of 2 Watt surface mounted DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. Footprint compatible with similar 1 and 2 Watt devices available on the market, and measuring just 12.5 x 4.36 x 10.41 mm, the NXE2 series provides more power output in the same space. The converter is constructed
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04/20/2016
Toshiba's photocouplers offer 5Mbps communication with very low power consumption

Photocoupler for high speed communication

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched two new photocouplers for high speed communication (5 Mbps) applications. The TLP2310 and TLP2710 have a 54% reduced power consumption of 6,78mW, compared to 14,8mW of a conventional product, like the TLP2355. Both have been certified to UL1577 and EN60747-5-5 standards,
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04/20/2016
Panasonic to showcase a wide range of leading technologies at PCIM Europe 2016

Pyrolytic Highly Oriented Graphite Sheet

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe announced its technology lineup for PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) 2016, taking place May 10th -12th in Nuremberg, Germany. At Stand 429 in Hall 6 the company will be highlighting industry-leading innovations — including passive components, semiconductors
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04/20/2016
Toshiba launches ARM Cortex-M3-based MCUs for motion and consumer apps

M3H microcontrollers

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a range of new microcontrollers (MCUs) based on the ARM Cortex-M3 core. The M3H microcontrollers are the first product group from the new TXZ Family and are the first Toshiba MCUs to be fabricated with an embedded flash memory process based on the 65nm logic process.
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04/18/2016
Netlist and Paper Battery Company enter strategic alliance to deploy supercapacitor-powered non-volatile memory

The PowerResponder supercapacitors pack more energy in a compact form factor for unique fit and function.

Netlist, a leading provider of high-performance and hybrid memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, and Paper Battery Company, developer of innovative energy technologies, announced a strategic alliance at the Open Server Summit in Santa Clara, California. The two companies have developed
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04/18/2016
TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensors, plans to feature the latest in high-performance solutions that enable an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to connected lighting and building automation in booth #1457 at LIGHTFAIR International, April 26-28, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center
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04/18/2016
Linear's ÂμModule regulator for DDR & QDR4 SRAM takes from 3.3VIN to 15VIN, fits in 0.5cm² PCB

LTM4632 triple-output µModule (power module) regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4632 triple-output µModule (power module) regulator for powering all three voltage rails of the new QDR4 and older DDR SRAM: VDDQ, VTT and VTTR (or VREF). Housed in a miniature, lightweight, ultrathin LGA package (6.25mm x 6.25mm x 1.82mm), the LTM4632 can be soldered on
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04/18/2016
Cree claims highest efficacy and reliability for the XP-G LED family

XLamp XP-G3 LED

Cree introduced the XLamp XP-G3 LED, which delivers 31% more lumens and 8% higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the industry-leading XP-G2 LED. Leveraging key elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology Platform, the high-power XP-G3 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of previous XP-G
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04/18/2016
PLS’ UDE 4.6.1 now supports NXP’s latest MPC5746R Power Architecture microcontroller

PLS’ UDE 4.6.1

PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme has now introduced version 4.6.1 of its Universal Debug Engine (UDE) including a specifically optimized testing and debugging environment for MPC5746R high end multi-core controller – the newest member of NXP’s Power Architecture family. The high performance
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04/18/2016
LED technology has developed over recent years, and is now the obvious choice for many applications from energy-efficiency architectural lighting to outdoor displays. These applications tend to vary considerably, each requiring a different number, type, color and configuration of the LEDs, which means that driver
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04/17/2016
Transformers can often provide an inexpensive solution for a variety of applications. The purpose of the transformer is to isolate the secondary side of the circuit from the primary power source, transfer power efficiently from the electrical source to the target load and protect users from hazards like electric
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04/17/2016
An effective method for filtering high-frequency power supply noise and cleanly sharing similar voltage supply rails (i.e. analog and digital rails for mixed-signal ICs) while preserving high-frequency isolation between the shared rails is the use of ferrite beads.  A ferrite bead is a passive device that
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04/15/2016
Schaffer's latest line card details their power quality products

Power Quality Line Card

A new four-page, full color Power Quality Line Card provides a comprehensive overview of Schaffner Active and Passive Harmonic Filters, Sine Wave Filters, dV/dT Filters, Line Reactors and more. These products ensure the efficient and reliable operation of power distribution systems by shaping electrical power.
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04/15/2016
It is no longer contentious to say that the future of land, water and air vehicles is to be more and more electric. The detail of how this is being achieved is rich and varied and it revolves around the electric motor and its variants far more than the more-discussed battery. By definition, an electric vehicle
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04/15/2016
Power management company Eaton today announced the global launch of Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.52, which can be integrated with the VMware vRealize Operations platform. Now, data center and operations managers can use Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software and Infrastructure Management
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04/15/2016
In this PSDcast Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance, and Mark Walters, VP of Strategic Development for the ZigBee Alliance, talk to Alix Paultre about their strategic cooperation to create order and compatibility in the IoT wireless low-power infrastructure. EnOcean is a leading developer of harvested
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04/15/2016
Sprint Electric offers an extended range of DC drives from stock

DC motor controllers of the PLX and XLV families

DC drives manufacturer Sprint Electric presents its recently extended ranges of DC motor controllers. The comprehensive offering of products incorporates the latest digital DC drive technology. All DC Drive products and their ancillary items are available from stock. The product lines include a wide range of
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04/14/2016
Brose wins key automotive supplier award

left to right: Marko Krause, Head of Project Purchasing Electronics Brose Group; Peter Bien, Member of the Management Lumberg Connect GmbH; Attila Dalkılıç, Vice President Purchasing Electronics/Drives Brose Group; Ulrich Schmidt, Managing Director Lumberg Group; Christian Forner, Head of Global Sales Lumberg; Bernd Reiff, Plant Manager Cloppenburg Lumberg Connect

What had been announced as a regular meeting turned into a genuine surprise at Factory 2 of the Lumberg Group in Cloppenburg: Attila Dalkılıç, Vice President Purchasing Electronics/Drives and Marko Krause, Head of Project Purchasing Electronics of the Brose Group in Coburg handed the Key Supplier Award 2016
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04/14/2016
PSDcast - Tony Benson of Applied DNA Sciences on protecting grid Infrastructure

Tony Benson of Applied DNA Sciences

In this PSDcast Tony Benson of Applied DNA Sciences talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about DNA-based supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping, and product authentication solutions for the smart
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04/14/2016
In the third part of this series, we’ll see how Dr. Fred Lee’s analysis of current-mode control resulted in a high modulator gain, and also look at the consequences of this gain on current-loop predictions. Current-Mode Control Circuit Figure 1 shows a buck converter
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04/13/2016
ROHM Semi to show their latest solutions at Hannover Messe

The Venturi VM200-FE-01 will be fitted with ROHM-manufactured SiC technology

ROHM Semiconductor will be exhibiting at Hannover Messe 2016, which will be held in Hannover, Germany, from 25 April (Mon.) to 29 April (Fri.). For its first exhibit at the trade fair, ROHM will go in with a theme of ‘Endless Possibilities’ – through which the company plans to introduce key devices to
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04/12/2016
TDK's thin-film metal power inductors suit automotive power supplies

TFM201610ALMA thin-film metal power inductors

TDK has expanded its portfolio of compact thin-film metal power inductors with a new type designed for demanding automotive applications. Measuring in at a mere 2.0 mm x 1.6 mm x 1.0 mm, the new TDK TFM201610ALMA thin-film metal power inductor features the world's highest rated current of 1.9 A for a power inductor
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04/12/2016
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente has launched a new range of selected products and solutions under Rutronik POWER. It comprises a broad portfolio of power semiconductors, passive components and electromechanical components for industrial, household appliance and automotive applications. A preferred
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04/12/2016
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) announced it is part of the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world's foremost trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 25-29, in Hannover, Germany. TMEIC will exhibit in the USA Pavilion in Hall 13.
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04/12/2016
The large “IDTechEx Show!” in Berlin April 27-28 with over 2500 paying delegates once again invests in startups. Chief Executive Raghu Das says, “It is one way we are different from other events because they are run for cash. We believe in this industry and we invest in it, not directly in the company
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04/12/2016
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leader in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced they acquired the assets of former Power Technics in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands. The assets includes products IPs, laboratory equipment, warehouse etc. This acquisition
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04/12/2016
Power electronics in data center hardware can make or break the ability to enable an implementation for success or not. A common industry practice is to use simplified assumptions for loading and power conversion efficiency to provide approximate calculations of power utilization. Unfortunately, implementers
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04/11/2016
EGSTON custom-wound power components now available from Diamond Power

Custom-wound power components from EGSTON

Diamond Power Components, a newly-formed specialist distributor of power components, announces the availability of custom wound power components from EGSTON System Electronics Eggenburg GmbH. Based in Austria EGSTON is high quality manufacturer of a wide range of inductive component parts with manufacturing
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04/11/2016
On March 29, 2016, Utah signed into law the Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan Act (SB 115), which establishes utility investments in battery storage, electric vehicle infrastructure, and several clean energy programs. The new law seeks to boost energy storage solutions to improve the reliability and
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04/11/2016
ROHM to show new key products for efficient, high-power performance at PCIM 2016

ROHM Semiconductor Presents Its New Power Management Key Products

At PCIM in Nuremberg from May 10-12, 2016, ROHM Semiconductor will showcase its latest power product novelties for high-speed switching and high power performance, at the same time meeting the need for greater energy savings and higher efficiency (Hall 9 - Booth 316). Advanced power devices make a huge impact
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04/11/2016
PSDcast - Amr Elashmawi of Microsemi on data center security

Amr Elashmawi of Microsemi

In this PSDcast Amr Elashmawi of Microsemi talks to Alix Paultre of power Systems Design on data center security, a very hot industry topic. One action the company has taken is to join the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open technical membership organization based on IBM’s POWER microprocessor architecture founded
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04/11/2016
Wuerth's REDline Power Boxes offer custom power configuration in a standard housing

REDline Power Box

A novel approach to enabling power distribution, signal transmission, and function management in commercial vehicles, the REDline Power Box family is the name of the new system solution from Wuerth Elektronik ICS. With this series, the leading development partner and supplier of circuit-board-based central electrical
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04/11/2016
Transformer energy performance standards being introduced all around the world are spurring transformer manufacturers, as well as their electrical steel, cable and coil winding equipment suppliers, to rethink materials, designs and manufacturing methods in a bid to balance performance with cost. In
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04/08/2016
 Paper Battery Company, developer of an award-winning energy storage and enhancement technology for battery-powered applications will present its high-energy, hybrid supercapacitor PowerResponder® product line at the Open Server Summit in Santa Clara, California from April 11 - 14, 2016. Open Server Summit
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04/08/2016
Molex, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today the acquisition of Interconnect Systems (ISI), which specializes in the design and manufacture of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies. According to Tim Ruff, senior vice president, Molex,
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04/08/2016
Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, announced that Gruppo PBM, a leader in industrial battery chargers, is using Wolfspeed SiC MOSFETs in its new HF9 battery charger family to enable higher efficiency and power density at a lower overall system cost. Demand for safe, efficient, and fast-charging industrial batteries
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04/07/2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $35 million in funding, subject to congressional appropriations, to assist small- and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers with increasing their energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability and competitiveness and to help address the shortage of engineering
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04/07/2016
Tory's 6A synchronous step-down DC/DC converter claims fastest-in-class performance for industrial & data storage equipment

Fast transient response (Drop:80mV, convergence time: 10μs)

Torex Semiconductor has launched the XC9266 series of 6A synchronous step-down DC/DC converters with an internal 5.5V-operation driver transistor. Equipped with Torex’s unique HiSAT-COT fast transient response control, these converters are presented as the world’s fastest in class. Recent years
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04/07/2016
Ampleon announced its participation at the forthcoming Electronic Design Innovation Conference - EDI CON – held in Beijing, China between April 19 – 21, 2016. At their booth, number 607, Ampleon will showcase demonstrations of a plasma light module developed by Luma in collaboration with Ampleon and, a new
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04/07/2016
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos upgrades RED EXPERT online design tool

Clearly presented AC and DC losses per inductor

RED EXPERT from Wuerth Elektronik enables eiSos developers to simulate the company's power inductors. The losses determined with RED EXPERT are based on current and voltage waveforms typical in applications. Besides the core and winding losses, they also include the losses arising from the specific geometries
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04/07/2016
Offering transient voltage suppression (TVS) for USB data and power connections, the D5V0F3B6LP20 diode array introduced by Diodes Incorporated is one of the most rugged protection devices in its class. It is aimed at consumer and mobile communications products with a USB interface, especially those employing
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04/06/2016
Linear's 20V, synchronous 4-switch buck-boost LED driver with spread spectrum suits a variety of lighting applications

LT8391 synchronous buck-boost DC/DC LED controller

Linear Technology announced the LT8391, a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC LED controller that regulates LED current from input voltages above, below and equal to the output voltage. Its 4V to 60V input voltage range makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural
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04/06/2016
Power management company Eaton announced its 93PM uninterruptible power system (UPS) is now UL 924-certified for emergency lighting applications, providing the highest power capacity and double-conversion efficiency in the industry. Available from 20-120 kilovolt-amperes (kVA), Eaton’s newest solution is designed
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04/04/2016
DELO Industrial Adhesives now offers high-strength epoxy resin-based adhesives that offer excellent adhesion to sensitive plastics as well as fast curing times at low temperatures. DELO-DUALBOND LT2216, ideal for electronic and optoelectronic applications in the automotive and consumer electronics industries,
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04/04/2016
PSDcast - Chris Aldham of 6SigmaET on thermal simulation

Chris Aldham of 6SigmaET

In this PSDcast Chris Aldham of 6SigmaET talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about thermal simulation in engineering design. Since power and thermal management are inextricably linked, proper simulation is key to an effective design. 6SigmaET, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation
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04/04/2016
PSDcast - Thomas Riener of AMS on advanced sensors in the IoT

Thomas Riener of AMS

In this PSDcast Thomas Riener of AMS talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about advanced sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT). A truly intellilgent system needs precise measurement systems in order to provide accurate analysis and feedback. The company recently agreed to acquire CMOSIS, a leader
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04/04/2016
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