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Industrial Applications

July 2016
Amphenol SurLok Plus environmentally-sealed compression lug series now available in Europe from TTI

Amphenol SurLok Plus environmentally sealed compression lugs

Amphenol SurLok Plus environmentally sealed compression lug family is now available in Europe from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components. SurLok Plus is a field-installable, highly-reliable alternative to common compression lugs and is an IP-67 rated version of Amphenol’s successful
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07/29/2016
UK’s struggling machinery equipment market must now face Brexit straight-on

Machinery export scenarios

IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk predicts that Brexit will reduce global GDP growth in 2017, but the hardest hit will be the United Kingdom, then Europe (including Spain, Germany, France and Poland) – and as far-away as Singapore and Brazil. Even before Brexit, IHS Markit predicted that U.K. machinery
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07/29/2016
Infinite RF Holdings, an urgent-needs supplier of engineering-grade radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components and cable assemblies through their Pasternack and Fairview Microwave branded lines, announced the acquisition of L-com, a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity solutions
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07/28/2016

TE Connectivity’s modular high-power FORGE drawer connectors now at Mouser

TE Connectivity FORGE Drawer Connectors

Mouser Electronics is now stocking FORGE drawer modular power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensors. This new tooling platform provides designers of power systems and electrical hardware a wide variety of configurations, providing engineers with more flexibility in design.
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07/28/2016
The automotive segment is often misunderstood, quickly being solely associated with cars and related applications. It is however much bigger than that, including a broad range of applications such as buses, trucks, industrial vehicles, mobile machinery and mining equipment, forklifts, cleaning automated machines,
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07/27/2016
Allegro's new high-precision field-programmable linear hall-sensor IC offers reverse battery protection

Field-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC

Allegro MicroSystems announced a new field-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC with features including a 240 kHz bandwidth, integrated voltage regulator, reverse battery protection, user-selectable ratiometry, and uni- or bi-directional output options. High accuracy is achieved through proprietary
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07/27/2016
Power Integrations, a leader in driver technology for high-voltage IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs, announced the appointment of Thomas Simonis as VP of high-power products with responsibility for product management, R&D and marketing. With over 25 years of service in the high-voltage motor-driver and semiconductor
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07/26/2016
Active OR’ing controller from Diodes offers max voltage to 200V for high-rel power

ZXGD3111N7 active OR-ing MOSFET controller

Targeted at power systems that use redundancy to achieve high reliability in telecom, data center and server applications, the ZXGD3111N7 active OR-ing MOSFET controller from Diodes Incorporated increases performance with a 200V maximum drain voltage. This increase in VDRAIN from the previously announced 40V
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07/26/2016
Panasonic launches industry-thinnest aerogel thermal insulation solution

NASBIS is made of a material called aerogel

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has recently unveiled a thermal insulation sheet which is the thinnest insulation solution currently available on the market. The NASBIS (Nano Silica Balloon Insulation Sheet) high-performance thermal insulation sheet comes with a thickness of 50μm, 100 μm,
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07/26/2016
Stadium Group integrates power business

(Left to right):
Martin Dodd, Operations Director; Martin Brabham, Managing Director; Steven Applegate, Sales Director

Stadium Group, a leading supplier of wireless solutions, power supplies and electronics assemblies, has integrated its global power business, comprising the Stadium Power and Stontronics brands. The single trading entity Stadium Stontronics will give customers access to a wider product range in standard,
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07/26/2016
IDTechEx Research believes the conductive inks and pastes market is subject to major change with long-lasting consequences on the business models of many large incumbent suppliers. The decline and/or sluggish growth coupled together with intense competition in core markets has forced many suppliers to re-think
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07/25/2016
Wuerth unveils mix-and-match power coil selection tool

Mix and Match precise AC loss calculator for power inductors

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos makes a broad product spectrum of wireless power charging coils. Now the company provides developers with a tool to simplify selection of the right transmitter and receiver coils. Mix and Match, like the world's most precise AC loss calculator for power inductors, is another offering
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07/25/2016
KEMET unveils advanced high-stability ceramic dielectric capacitor tech

Advanced U2J Class-I ceramic dielectric capacitor

KEMET, a leading supplier of electronic components, introduced its advanced U2J Class-I ceramic dielectric capacitors. This U2J surface mount platform offers more than twice the capacitance available in C0G/NP0. It also provides superior temperature performance over X7R, X8R and X5R, rendering it an ideal capacitor
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07/22/2016
Artesyn's newest 6W DC-DC converters feature medical safety approval

ASA 6W-M Series six watt dc-dc converters

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the new ASA 6W-M Series of six watt dc-dc converters that provides OEMs with a cost-effective solution for applications in industrial and medical instrumentation requiring a certified compliance with the stringent industrial or medical safety standards. The
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07/22/2016
Linear's latest gain block delivers 47dBm OIP3 linearity with low noise

Wideband Ultralow Distortion 15dB Gain Block

Linear Technology announced the LTC6433-15, a wideband 15dB gain block amplifier offering outstanding linearity of 47dBm OIP3 (output third order intercept) and 3.22dB noise figure at 150MHz. The amplifier has excellent OP1dB (output 1dB compression point) of 19.2dBm. The LTC6433-15 is uniquely different from
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07/21/2016
PCIM Europe is a leading event for the entire power electronics industry and its fields of application, which is characterised by the unique combination of a practice-oriented conference and exhibition. Become a speaker and participate with an oral paper or a poster and benefit from the PCIM Europe
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07/21/2016
A mid-year checkup on 2016 GaN tech predictions

Xray-in-a-pill colonoscopies will gain European approval in 2016 and will eliminate the key barriers to early detection of Colon Cancer

Prognosticators do not often risk their reputations by giving their predictions a “checkup” midway through the period of their predictions. But, I am going to give it a shot and here we go… Wireless Power Will Become Mainstream Wireless power will continue to gain traction
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07/21/2016
Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s fastest 5.7-kVRMS isolated dual-channel gate driver, the first of a new gate driver family in TI’s isolation portfolio. The UCC21520’s flexible, universal compatibility enables its use as an isolated driver in low-side, high-side, high-side/low-side or half-bridge
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07/19/2016
STMicroelectronics has introduced a high-voltage power converter that allows designers to build an ultra-low-consumption, simple, and cost-effective SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supply) with a 5V output voltage. Particularly suited for low-power applications in home appliances, building, lighting, and motion control,
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07/19/2016
SL Power introduces TE90 external power supplies

TE90 Series external power supplies

SL Power Electronics, a division of SL Industries and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of high-efficiency power supplies, announced the expansion of its highly efficient Level VI+ family with the addition of its new TE90 Series external power supplies. Designed for easy integration
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07/19/2016
Doble releases EMI Surveyor non-invasive test for high-voltage equipment

EMI Surveyor non-invasive test for high-voltage equipment

Doble Engineering, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, announced the introduction of the EMI Surveyor, a non-invasive surveying solution that helps generation and industrial plants optimize maintenance and improve outage planning. Based on Doble’s decades of electromagnetic interference (EMI)
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07/15/2016
Semikron's IGBT driver with optical interface saves external sensors

SKYPER Prime O is an IGBT driver with optical interface

SKYPER Prime O is an IGBT driver with optical interface and galvanically insulated temperature and DC link signals. SKYPER Prime O is designed and qualified with the IGBT module SEMITRANS10 and offers an Plug & Play bundle with improved SOA characteristic. This saves costly qualification and redesign
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07/15/2016
Powerbox to unveil flexible platform for low-battery voltage start at Innotrans

Low Battery Voltage Start unit (LBVS)

The Powerbox Group, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced that they will showcase a new series of advanced products and technologies for rail applications at InnoTrans 2016. Designed to reduce time to market and
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07/15/2016
Mouser Electronics celebrated the fifth anniversary of operating in the Czech Republic with the opening of bigger premises, required to support huge growth in the region. Mouser moved into its first office in Brno on March 1st 2011, and the current team based there is responsible for customers from 12 countries:
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07/14/2016
Avnet Silica, an Avnet company, offers the full range of products available from Microchip, including the additional solutions for: Automotive, Touch, Memory and Security solutions added to the Microchip portfolio after its acquisition of Atmel. Atmel products now included within the Microchip collection
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07/14/2016
Indium’s ITO and IGZO Reclaim and Recycle Program helps increase ROI

Indium's indium tin oxide (ITO) and indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) reclaim and recycle program enables customers to earn a greater return on production materials

Indium's indium tin oxide (ITO) and indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) reclaim and recycle program enables customers to earn a greater return on production materials. ITO and IGZO targets are widely used for coating glass and display surfaces. Since not all the material is consumed in the deposition process, Indium
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07/14/2016
HARTING offers future-proof cabling for Industry 4.0 upgrades

HARTING’s robust connector solutions provide support to Industry 4.0 lifelines

HARTING announced the latest developments in its support and advocacy for the ‘Industry 4.0’ initiative. This rapidly growing movement is driving the trend towards the so-called ‘Smart Factory’ which is enabled by the connection of the real and virtual world with sensors and actuators interfacing to
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07/14/2016
TDK's high-performance 120W DC-DC converters handle harsh environments

HQA DC-DC converters

TDK announced the introduction of the 12V, 24V and 28V output HQA DC-DC converters, with additional output voltage models to be added in the coming months. Packaged in a ruggedised quarter brick form factor, the encapsulated HQA120 models can deliver 120W output power and will operate over a 9V to 40V input
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07/14/2016
HITEC Power Protection, the inventor of diesel rotary UPS, announced its attendance at DatacenterDynamics Webscale, San Jose, CA, July 19-20 (Booth #31). The company will showcase its PowerPRO series, presented as the most reliable and efficient continuous power system available for mission-critical facilities.
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07/12/2016
KOA Speer expands molded current-sense resistor line

SLN5 current sense resistors

KOA Speer Electronics introduced the SLN5 Molded Current Sense Resistor, featuring a 7 Watt power rating in 4527 size. The SLN5 offers a terminal port temperature of 70°C. This is a molded resin resistor designed for current detection and provides excellent dimension accuracy, mountability, and shock resistance.
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07/11/2016
SEGGER’s debug tech now available for Zilog’s ZNEO32! family

SEGGER has introduced J-Link support for Zilog’s ZNEO32! Cortex-M3 based family of MCUs

SEGGER has introduced J-Link support for Zilog’s ZNEO32! Cortex-M3 based family of microcontrollers (MCUs). This includes support for debug, as well as Flash-based programming. Production line programming is also available via the SEGGER Flasher family. Projects using the ZNEO32! MCUs can
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07/07/2016
SEMIKRON's latest IGBT Driver core is smaller than a matchbox but has a 20A output stage

The SKYPER12 safely drives IGBT modules up to 400A

The SKYPER12 safely drives IGBT modules up to 400A. With a footprint of 35 x 45 mm, the driver allows very compact inverter designs with small IGBT modules like Mini Dual or SEMiX 5. Thanks to a complete ground layer, adjustable filter management and optimised transformers with low coupling capacitance, the
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07/07/2016
Electronics distributor Newark element14 has added the NECTOR M power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors, to its product portfolio. The NECTOR M power system’s “plug and play” design provides the construction industry with a flexible and efficient alternative
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07/06/2016
HRH Prince Michael of Kent helps Harwin open new manufacturing facility in UK

Damon de Laszlo, Chairman, Harwin Plc and HRH Prince Michael of Kent

Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has officially opened its new manufacturing centre in Portsmouth, increase floor space by 33%, which is dedicated to increased automation and R&D facilities. The new £3M, 3000m² building was opened by HRH Prince Michael of Kent; also
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07/06/2016
Avnet Memec - Silica, an Avnet company, today announced that it has officially changed its name to Avnet Silica. Avnet Silica will continue to act as the European semiconductor specialist of global technology distributor Avnet Inc. It serves fifteen thousand customers throughout Europe, who can expect to continue
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07/05/2016
Linear's latest ÂμModule regulator is FMEA compliant, operates to 150°C junction temp

LTM8003 step-down DC/DC µModule regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM8003, a step-down DC/DC µModule regulator with a 40V input voltage rating (42V abs max) and 3.5A of continuous (6A peak) output current. The LTM8003’s pinout is FMEA (failure mode effects analysis) compliant, so the output voltage stays at or below the regulation voltage
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07/01/2016
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