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Industrial Applications

November 2016
A digital hybrid energy-storage system

The thermal image of the demonstrator indicates a slight temperature increase for the active components when operating at peak load.

Rutronik has developed a revolutionary new hybrid energy storage system (HESS) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ). The combination of battery and ultracapacitor improves the peak current characteristics of the energy storage system, minimizes battery degradation significantly,
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11/30/2016
Murata's PMBus-compliant PoL converter offers dynamic loop compensation

OKDL-T/60-W12-xxx-C digital PoL

Murata introduced the OKDL-T/60-W12, a 60 Amp, 95% efficient addition to the Murata Power Solutions OKD family of digitally controlled point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters. The OKDL-T/60 power module is ideally suited for FPGA and processor applications. The module is specified to operate over a Vin range of
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11/30/2016
Transportation systems can have input voltage ranges up to 14V (single battery automotive), 28V (dual battery trucks, busses, airplanes), or higher, and require one or more low voltage rails for digital systems. As a result, designs of such systems need to know how they can step down from high input voltages
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11/29/2016

PSDcast - Linear's Alison Steer on energy metering

Linear's Alison Steer

In this PSDcast Alison Steer, Product Marketing Manager at Linear Technology, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of the art in energy metering. The company recently released the LTC2947, a 30A Power/Energy monitor with an integrated sense resistor that can measure current, voltage,
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11/29/2016
The LTM8055 is a buck-boost μModule® regulator with a 5V to 36V input range that can be easily paralleled to extend load current capability. Its 4-switch buck-boost topology features high efficiency while allowing the input voltage to be below, at or above the output—with smooth transitions between
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11/28/2016
Schaffner's FN530 sine wave and EMC output filter extends motor life

FN530 Sine Wave Filter

Schaffner introduced the FN530 Sine Wave Filter with EMC Output Filter which eliminates premature motor damage caused by high dv/dt, overvoltages, cable ringing, motor overheating and eddy current losses in industrial applications. Suitable for motor from 1.5 to 7.5 kW and from 4-16 A, with frequencies up to
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11/28/2016
Innovation is the driver of progress in industrial automation. From the conception of the programmable logic controller (PLC) in 1968 to the introduction of the collaborative robots we see in industry today, technological developments continuously shape the industrial automation landscape. Internet
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11/28/2016
ON Semi’s STK984-190-E BLDC Motor driver now at Mouser

STK984-190-E Power Integrated Module

Mouser Electronics, a leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the STK984-190-E Power Integrated Module (PIM) from ON Semiconductor. Optimized for driving three-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motors in automotive applications,
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11/25/2016
Linear's 60V synchronous 4-switch buck-boost controller offers spread spectrum

LT8390 synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller

Linear Technology announced the LT8390, a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller that can regulate output voltage, and input or output current from input voltages above, below and equal to the output voltage. Its 4V to 60V input voltage range and 0V to 60V output voltage range are ideal for voltage regulator,
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11/23/2016
 Panasonic expands hybrid cap line with ZK Series

EEH-ZK series (Type V-ZK) Hybrid Aluminium Electrolytic Capacitors

Hybrid Capacitors from Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe combine the advantages of electrolytic capacitors with those of solid Polymer capacitors, and have established themselves as reliant and across-the-board solutions in automotive and industrial applications alike. Hybrid technology offers
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11/22/2016
ALD's PCB auto-balances leakage current in supercapacitor stacks

ALD's PCB auto-balances leakage current

Advanced Linear Devices, a design innovation leader in analog semiconductors, announced the immediate availability of universal printed circuit boards(PCB) designed to automatically balance leakage currents and manages over voltage enabling ultra-low power usage in supercapacitors used in a series stack. The
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11/21/2016
Leclanché, a leading vertically-integrated energy storage solution company, and Zhejiang Narada Power, a leading global battery manufacturer, announced a strategic partnership for the manufacturing and development of lithium-ion battery technology for the Chinese and global markets. Leclanché
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11/21/2016
CUI announced a family of ultra-compact ac-dc power supplies in an open frame SIP package. The 3 W and 5 W configurations of the PBO series measure as small as 35 x 11 x 18 mm (1.38 x 0.43 x 0.71 in), allowing them to occupy less board real-estate than other power solutions. The 3 W models are also available
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11/21/2016
The submission deadline for the PCIM Asia Conference 2017 has been extended until 02 December 2016. You did not submit an abstract until now? Then you may benefit from the remaining time and hand in your abstract. Advantages Your paper will be published with the PCIM Asia
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11/17/2016
PSDcast - Akhil Docca of Future Facilities on thermal simulation

Akhil Docca of Future Facilities

In this PSDcast Akhil Docca of Future Facilities talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about thermal simulation, important in the light of the fact that power management and thermal management are directly related. Future Facilities' 6SigmaET has developed into a go-to tool in thermal simulation,
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11/17/2016
Stackpole's MELF resistors offer lower thermal resistance

MLF / MLFM metal film, surface mount MELF resistors

Stackpole's MLF / MLFM is a series of metal film, surface mount MELF resistors. The MELF technology provides cooler operating temperatures than flat chip resistors at full rated power. For example, the MLFM1 will typically run more than 70 degrees C cooler than the equivalent 1W 2512 size flat chip resistor
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11/16/2016
TDK-Lambda 3200W industrial supply accepts 400/440/480V 3-Phase Delta or Wye AC input

TPS3000-24 power supply

TDK announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand TPS3000-24 power supply. Delivering up to 3200W output power (24V at 133.3A) in a 2U high package, the TPS will operate from a wide range Delta or Wye 350 - 528Vac three phase input. This industrial power supply is ideal for use in many applications including
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11/16/2016
DELTA Microelectronics, a European leader in ASIC supply chain services, announced that it has partnered with Solution in Silicon to augment UK sales and customer support. Solution in Silicon has a rich experience offering ASIC sales and support services to companies in a wide range of industries including consumer
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11/16/2016
EPSG to present solutions for IIoT at SPS IPC Drives

EPSG at SPS IPC Drives

At the SPS IPC Drives trade fair, the EPSG will be demonstrating how POWERLINK can be used to create interface-free networks for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart factories of the future. Other high- lights to be found at Booth 410 in Hall 2 include brand new POWER- LINK products from Weidmüller
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11/14/2016
TDK-Lambda's 1500W modular supply with full MoPPs isolation boasts lowest acoustical noise

QM7 power supply

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand QM7 power supply with a 7-year warranty. The series has full medical MoPPs isolation and the lowest acoustic noise currently on the market for a 1500W modular product. This continues TDK-Lambda’s 37 year legacy in modular power supplies which
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11/14/2016
Lumberg's reversible direct connectors mate anywhere on the board

SKEDD reversible direct connectors

While direct mating with the edge of the printed circuit board using RAST connectors is one of the domains of Lumberg Group, the company is now introducing a totally new type of connectors: reversible direct connectors that mate anywhere on the printed circuit board using tried and tested insulation displacement
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11/14/2016
Transphorm launches 72mΩ TO-220 GaN FET

TPH3212PS

Transphorm, a leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors, announced its latest portfolio addition: the TPH3212PS. Available in a TO-220 package, the device has an on-resistance of 72 mOhms (mΩ) and targets AC to DC and DC to AC power supplies. When used
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11/10/2016
Maxim’s octal high-side switch and driver safely demagnetizes any inductive load

MAX14913 octal high-side switch and driver

Designers of industrial controllers can safely drive and demagnetize any inductive load for Industry 4.0 applications with the MAX14913 octal high-side switch and driver from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). With a unique, innovative, safe-demagnetizing clamp on each output, it easily and reliably
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11/08/2016
AgileSwitch to get patent for SiC module switching Tech

ATOFF (Augmented Turn-Off)) switching

AgileSwitch, innovator of intelligent IGBT and SiC MOSFET gate drivers, announced that it has “allowed patent claims” related to its proprietary ATOFF (Augmented Turn-Off)) switching technique. The firm expects the formal patent to be awarded within the next 60 to 90 days. AgileSwitch’s Augmented
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11/08/2016
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, will demonstrate the power of technology to make manufacturing, driving, and devices smarter and securely connected at Electronica 2016 in Munich (Nov 8-11, Hall A5 Booth 207). The full spectrum of ST
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11/07/2016
KEMET, a leading global supplier of electronic components, has revealed its most ambitious plans yet for Electronica next week, previewing several new polymer capacitor families while showcasing a variety of technology for automotive, industrial high reliability and space grade applications. These new products
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11/07/2016
DuPont to launch portfolio of thermal management products at electronica

DuPont Temprion non-silicone thermal grease

DuPont Electronic Materials today announced the launch of a new portfolio of thermal solutions under the brand name DuPont™ Temprion™ thermal management materials. The Temprion™ portfolio is completely non-silicone and currently includes thermal greases, thermal gap fillers, electrically insulating films
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11/07/2016
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, will be participating in Electronica 2016 Nov. 8-11, 2016 at Messe München in Munich, Germany. Microsemi will be exhibiting in Hall A4, booth #207, where the company’s experts will be on
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11/07/2016
Schaffner introduces high-current EMC/EMI filters for 690Vac or 1,500Vdc apps

EMC/EMI filter for 690 VAC- or 1,500 VDC applications

Schaffner, a leader in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and power quality, introduced the new FN 22xx HV and FN 33xx HV standard filters for high current applications for 690 VAC and 1,500 VDC PV inverters, converters and motor drives. These innovative filters are optimised for the requirements of
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11/04/2016
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11/03/2016
GaN Systems to show latest developments at electronica 2016

GaN transistors can reduce the size of a 48 V, 12 kW motor drive by 5X and the weight by 3X

Power system companies continue adopting gallium nitride (GaN) transistors in place of silicon IGBTs and MOSFETs. By designing GaN into power systems and modules, customers have launched a stream of smaller, lighter and less costly electronic systems into the market. These products exhibit dramatic performance
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11/03/2016
Amphenol's ePower-Lite connection system rated to 70 A

www.amphenol-industrial.com

Amphenol Industrial Products Group now offers a medium amperage connection system that is rated to up to 70 A of continuous current. The ePower-Lite has an operating voltage of 800 VDC. Designed for the hybrid and electric vehicle markets, these connectors feature a lightweight plastic shell and compact
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11/03/2016
FTDI Chip spins off Bridgetek to address MCU, display spaces

FTDI Chip has established a new company called Bridgetek

In order to better serve the broadening range of markets it has developed products for, FTDI Chip has established a new distinct company - called Bridgetek. Presenting the embedded engineering sector with a well-defined and targeted operation, Bridgetek will drive the further commercialisation of some of
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11/02/2016
Heilind, a leading distributor of electronic components, announced it has rebranded its German operation and the MPS Group,acquired in April 2015, is now going to market under the Heilind banner as Heilind Electronics, with two divisions, Heilind Electronics and Heilind Electronics Mil/Aero. In the last 18 months
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11/02/2016
Exelsys unveils 1U fanless 600W supply with medical approvals

CoolX600

The CoolX600 Series is a convection-cooled modular power supply from Excelsys Technologies and delivers 600W without fan assisted cooling from a very compact 8.5 x 4.5 x 1U package. The only fanless modular power supply on the market, the CoolX600 carries Medical Safety approvals and offers system designers
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11/02/2016
The HVPS supply from DTI offers 250kW at over 92% efficiency

HVPS Series Switching Mode Power Supply

A compact solid-state high voltage DC power supply that provides high efficiency and reliability in a small enclosure is being introduced by Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) of Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The DTI 250 kW HVPS Series Switching Mode Power Supply is a compact, fully integrated
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11/02/2016
Cornell Dubilier's Flatpack rugged flat aluminum electrolytic caps last 5,000 hours at 125°C

Flatpack ruggedized flat aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has introduced the latest in its series of Flatpack ruggedized flat aluminum electrolytic capacitor, the MLSG. This series targets compact power supply applications in military and aerospace, as well as other critical systems. Design enhancements and a new electrolyte push the MLSG
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11/01/2016
PSDcast - Eaton's Jason Lee on supercapacitors

Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design

In this PSDcast Eaton's Jason Lee talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about supercapacitors and their expanding role in today's engineering systems. Eaton recently unveiled a family of 3V supercapacitors offering a 20% increase in power and one of the highest ESRs available.
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11/01/2016
Join Fuji Electric's webinar on advanced IGBT modules today!

Understand and apply the latest IGBT technologies

Saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions reductions are among the trends expanding the demand for rapid improvements in IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) technology, among others. IGBT modules must have increased power densities as well as better temperature management and reliability, realized by applying
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11/01/2016

 



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