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Industrial Applications

August 2016
Avnet Silica announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy technology. The agreement is effective immediately covering all of EMEA. Avnet
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08/31/2016
Benning UK's modular UPS serves Industrial apps

Enertronic Modular SE

Benning UK, a power protection and conversion specialist, announced the launch of the Enertronic Modular SE, a new, modular three-phase UPS system – specifically designed to meet the most demanding industrial applications. A major disturbance in the supply of energy can have disastrous consequences for
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08/31/2016
Stackpole multilayer varistors offer higher temperature operation

ZVY Series multilayer varistors

The ZVY Series of multilayer varistors is capable of operating temperatures of up to 150°C. Most multilayer varistors currently available are only able to operate up to 125°C. This higher temperature range makes the ZVY capable of voltage protection for low voltage electronics in a wider range of environments
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08/30/2016

Visitors to The Battery Show North America, a leading conference and exhibition for commercial and military battery technologies, will have a chance to learn how Rogers PES ROLINX CapEasy and ROLINX CapPerformance capacitor-busbar assemblies can save size, weight, and energy while efficiently distributing energy
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08/30/2016
Three-phase Brushless DC (BLDC) motors have become commonplace in applications such as electric fans, office automation equipment and home appliances. The nature of these applications means that not only must the motor driver dissipate as little power as possible, but it also must operate with the bare minimum
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08/29/2016
Littelfuse announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the product portfolio of transient voltage suppression ("TVS") diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors ("IGBT") for automotive ignition applications from ON Semiconductor for a combined purchase
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08/29/2016
Power MOSFETs have become the preferred choice as the main switching device within power supplies for a wide range of consumer and industrial electronics equipment. Because it has become more important to improve overall power supply efficiency to meet energy saving requirements from governmental and industry
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08/29/2016
Japan's Renesas Electronics is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire U.S. chipmaker Intersil for as much as 300 billion yen, an industry source familiar with the deal said on Monday. An agreement on the deal, which would be the latest in a trend of consolidation among global chipmakers, was likely to
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08/28/2016
ROHM's LAPIS 16bit â€tough’ MCUs optimized for rechargeable NiMH apps

ML620130 family of 16bit low power MCUs

LAPIS Semiconductor, a member of the ROHM group, has announced the development of the ML620130 family of 16bit low power MCUs, optimized for compact industrial equipment requiring battery drive in noisy environments, featuring superior processing capability with low power consumption. In addition to clearing
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08/25/2016
Mouser Electronics,an authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has announced a global distribution agreement with Amphenol LTW, a division of Amphenol and a leader in rugged and harsh environment interconnects. Amphenol LTW manufactures a broad variety of advanced,
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08/25/2016
Semtech's Neo-Iso solid-state relays can harvest and store energy

Neo-Iso solid state relay

Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the production release of the TS13102 and TS13103 solid state relays. These enhanced solid state relays expand the company’s Neo-Iso product platform and enable self-powered control systems in Internet of Things (IoT) applications,
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08/24/2016
Industrial automation systems are undergoing a revolution to reduce latency and down time. This directly translates to increased profits for factory operators and machine builders.  Dubbed Industry 4.0, this effort will add more intelligence across the factory floor from HMI panels and controllers to communication
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08/24/2016
PSDcast - Virgil Beaston of Powin Energy on batteries and renewable energy

Virgil Beaston of Powin Energy

In this PSDcast Virgil Beaston of Powin Energy talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about batteries and other renewable energy sources in the industry. Batteries are currently one of the bottlenecks in the wider expression of the Internet of Things, and creating better and smarter batteies are key.
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08/23/2016
Gain insight on power system design at Maxim’s European engineer seminar

DC Power System Design workshop

System architects and designers of power subsystems can learn about important considerations for efficiency, heat dissipation, size, protection, and isolation in a new full-day seminar hosted by Maxim Integrated Products and co-sponsored by Maxim’s distribution partner Avnet Silica. With wide input
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08/22/2016
Vincotech launches advanced deeply-integrated IPM family with CIP topology

The flowIPM 1B CIP 600 V

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the launch of a new, deeply integrated Intelligent Power Module for 600 V applications. The flowIPM 1B CIP 600 V features the powerful combination of a high-speed F5 IGBT with the switching performance of a MOSFET and a silicon
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08/22/2016
Linear's 36V ultralow noise precision op-amp touts 30nVp-p 0.1Hz to 10Hz noise

LT6018 Precision Op Amp

Linear Technology introduced the LT6018, a precision op amp featuring 30nVP-P 0.1Hz to 10Hz noise and 50μV max input offset voltage. Designed especially for applications sensitive to low frequency noise, the LT6018 has a very low 1/f corner frequency of less than 1Hz. The low input offset voltage holds over
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08/19/2016
TDK's DC link capacitor serves advanced IGBT modules

EPCOS DC link capacitor

TDK presented a new EPCOS DC link capacitor that has been specifically designed for the HybridPACK 1-DC6 IGBT module from Infineon Technologies. The outstanding features of this component are the six busbar terminals with dimensions that are matched precisely to fit the IGBT module. This multiple contacting
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08/18/2016
Analog Devices announced the acquisition of the Cyber Security Solutions (CSS) business of Sypris Electronics LLC. This acquisition represents a significant leap forward in ADI’s ability to deliver secure high-performance analog solutions demanded by current and future market needs. The CSS business
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08/18/2016
When: April 5-7, 2017  Where: Delft Technical University, Delft, Netherlands The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of power electronics components, electrical insulating materials, and packaging technologies to
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08/18/2016
Rutronik offers Vishay’s TVS-Diodes with 400W surge capability in a compact SMF package

VTVSxxASMF series SMT transient voltage suppressor

Distributor Rutronik offers the new VTVSxxASMF series of surface-mount transient voltage suppressor (TVS) protection diodes from Vishay as of now. They are the industry’s first to feature a 2% breakdown voltage tolerance. They are ideal for line transient voltage protection in space-constrained electronics,
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08/17/2016
SMP's new chokes have IP66 protection rating for outdoor mounting

The IP66 protection rating enables the chokes to be mounted outside the inverters

SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus offers chokes with a protective paint coating according to IP66 which protects them from water and dust. The components are used to choke the current in inverters that are exposed to harsh ambient conditions, including rail vehicles or oil rig applications. The IP66 protection
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08/17/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announced the availability of a new on-line Safety & Compliance Database. The continually updated resource lists the many state, national and worldwide organizations currently active in establishing and maintaining safety, electromagnetic compatibility,
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08/16/2016
SL Power adds TE120 to family of Level VI-compliant power supplies

TE120 Series

SL Power Electronics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of high-efficiency power supplies, announced the addition of the TE120 Series external power models to its Level VI+ family of power solutions. Designed for test and measurement and industrial devices that require low noise and rugged performance,
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08/16/2016
Linear's latest synchronous step-down regulator sinks/sources Â5A from 0V to 14.5VOUT

LTC3623 ±5A high efficiency, current mode synchronous buck regulator

Linear Technology announced the LTC3623, a ±5A high efficiency, current mode synchronous buck regulator that is adjustable from 14.5V down to 0V output with a single resistor. Proven on Linear Technology’s prior linear regulators and switching regulators, this innovative architecture uses a 50µA current
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08/16/2016
TT Electronics' rad-tolerant optocouplers provide reliable isolation in deep space

HCC100x optocoupler series

TT Electronics, a leading provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has announced the market introduction of its HCC100x series of radiation tolerant optocouplers. The devices are ideal for the isolation of electrical circuits within high-radiation deep spaceflight applications,
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08/16/2016
Linear's ultrathin ÂμModule regulator gets close enough to share the heat sink

Ultrathin µModule Regulator

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4631, a dual 10A or single 20A µModule® (power module) step-down regulator in an ultrathin 1.91mm LGA package with a 16mm x 16mm footprint. The LTM4631 can be placed on a PC board very close to its load such as an FPGA, while sharing one heat sink covering both
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08/15/2016
TRACO Power North America opened its Silicon Valley office on August 1, 2016 to provide increased service levels to a growing customer base throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. TRACO Power, established more than 35 years ago, is a recognized leading designer & manufacturer of high quality
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08/15/2016
Lenze's i500 frequency inverters offer enhanced WLAN diagnostics

i500 frequency inverter

Lenze has launched an enhanced version of its i500 frequency inverter series, equipped with a WLAN diagnostic module for easy parameter setting when commissioning and diagnosing motor inverters for a range of machine applications, including pumps and fans, conveyors, formers, winders, traveling drives, tool
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08/12/2016
Linear's eight-channel configurable 1A Buck DC/DCs serve multi-rail systems

The LTC3374A highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution

Linear Technology announced the LTC3374A, a highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution for systems requiring multiple low voltage power supplies. The device can be configured to provide 2 to 8 independent regulated outputs with 15 possible output current configurations. Such flexibility makes
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08/10/2016
Stackpole's AEC-Q200 qualified resistors deliver tighter TCR tolerances

AEC-Q200 qualified CSS and CSSH Series resistors

The AEC-Q200 qualified CSS and CSSH Series resistors from Stackpole offer +/- 15 ppm / degree C TCR for chip sizes 1206, 2010, 2512, and 2728. This tight TCR is available in resistance values ranging from 7 milliohm up to 100 milliohm depending on size. The combination of tight TCR and precision tolerances
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08/10/2016
Allegro unveils buck/boost controllers with integrated buck MOSFETs

A4450 power management IC

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced a new automotive AEC-Q100 qualified power management IC. The A4450 can implement either a buck or buck/boost regulator to efficiently convert automotive battery voltages into a tightly regulated voltage, with seamless transition between the buck and boost modes. This
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08/09/2016
Falcon introduces next-gen SC UPS family

Falcon’s SC On-line UPS

Falcon Electric, a leader in on-line Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) and backup power for mission-critical applications, announced its SC UPS family. The new 700VA to 3kVA rackmount SC provides comprehensive backup power protection for high-performance systems including IT and IIoT equipment, telecommunications,
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08/09/2016
The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking 81FR52196 proposing new energy conservation standards for uninterruptible power supplies, a class of battery chargers and is holding a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses
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08/08/2016
LinkCom Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of power supplies and magnetic components, announced the latest addition to its family of INCORE high-performance constant-current LED power supplies. The new DBFE Series units are offered in 18 Watt and 30 Watt versions and are compact (84 x 40 x 25 mm; 3.3 x 1.6
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08/05/2016
ROHM has recently announced the availability of new anti-sulfuration chip resistors optimized for applications exposed to sulfur-rich environments such as communication infrastructure, automotive systems, and industrial equipment. Sulfur particles are generally present in the air in various
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08/05/2016
GE Digital announced the availability of Historian 7.0, a best-in-class data historian designed to connect industrial equipment from the control (asset) layer to cloud environments, natively integrated with GE’s Predix platform. Historian collects, stores and normalizes time series sensor data from industrial
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08/05/2016
Silicon Labs claims first high-speed multichannel PLC input isolators

Si838x PLC field input isolators

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) has introduced the industry’s first high-speed, multi-channel digital isolators designed to meet the demands of programmable logic controller (PLC) applications. The new Si838x PLC field input isolator family offers an unmatched combination of high-speed channels (up to 2 Mbps),
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08/04/2016
Emerson announced an agreement to sell Network Power to Platinum Equity and a group of co-investors. The transaction is valued at $4 billion and Emerson will retain a subordinated interest in Network Power. The sale of Network Power is expected to close by December 31, 2016, subject to customary regulatory approvals. “This
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08/03/2016
PSDcast - John Day of Anord on advanced power distribution

John Day of Anord

In this PSDcast John Day of Anord talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about critical power systems, and the need for advanced control and increased efficiency in data centers. The company recently unveiled the Anord Modular Product (AMP) Power Distribution Unit (PDU). This offering is presented as
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08/03/2016
LEM launches first surface mounted SO8 isolated current transducers with integrated current conductor

GHS series integrated circuit transducer

LEM introduced the GHS series: miniature, integrated circuit transducers for AC and DC isolated current measurement up to 100 KHz. These new components offer full isolation despite their small size, integrating the primary conductor for nominal current measurements of 10A, 12A, 16A or 20A with a measurement
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08/02/2016
TDKand Tronics Microsystems jointly announced that TDK’s wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS, a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and systems based in Munich, Germany, and Tronics have signed a tender offer agreement pursuant to which EPCOS will launch a public tender offer for all publicly-held
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Date:
08/01/2016
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