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Industrial Applications

December 2016
Ametherm sample kits now available from Mouser

Sensor Sample Kit

Ametherm announced that sample kits of the company's inrush current limiters and NTC sensing thermistors are now available from leading electronic component distributor Mouser Electronics. Mouser is stocking Ametherm's Standard, Mega, Mini, and Sensor Sample Kits. "Consisting of Ametherm's most
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12/30/2016
TDK-Lambda's compact supplies use less space on DIN rail

DRL AC-DC DIN Rail mount power supplies

TDK announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand DRL AC-DC DIN Rail mount power supplies. With efficiencies of up to 90%, waste heat has been reduced, allowing the use of very narrow width package sizes ranging from 18mm for the 10W, to 72mm for the 100W model. Less space on the rail provides additional
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12/29/2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for uninterruptible power supplies, a class of battery chargers. (December 28, 2016). This pre-publication final rule is subject to the procedures at 10 CFR 430.5.
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12/29/2016

Panasonic's Soft-PGS is a thermal solution for extremely thin spaces

Soft-PGS enhances thermal coupling

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has launched a highly-compressible Thermal Interface Material (TIM) to reduce contact thermal resistance between rough surfaces in extremely thin spaces. Soft-PGS enhances the thermal coupling between heat producing devices (heat sources) and heat dissipation
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12/28/2016
XP Power's encapsulated 80W AC-DC modules have a tiny footprint

ECE80 series of 80W single output AC-DC encapsulated power supply modules

XP Power announced the ECE80 series of 80W single output AC-DC encapsulated power supply modules with high efficiency and a low no load input power. The modules are perfect for customers requiring an encapsulated AC-DC power solution in an ultra-compact format for either PCB, chassis, or DIN rail mounting. The
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12/27/2016
Infinite Electronics, a supplier of engineering grade RF components, assemblies and wired / wireless connectivity solutions, announced that it has acquired KP Performance Antennas, an Edmonton Canada based manufacturer of broadband antennas and accessories. Founded in 2008, KP formed a strong team
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12/27/2016
Infineon HiRel launches MOSFETs for space apps

IR HiRel radiation-hardened MOSFET

IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies company, has launched its first radiation-hardened MOSFETs based on the proprietary N-channel R9 technology platform. Compared to previous technologies it is offering size, weight and power improvements. This is significant in systems such as high-throughput satellites, where
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12/26/2016
Elma Electronic announced it has added EKF Elektronik, a premier designer of boards based on 3U CompactPCI Serial and PMC/XMC mezzanine standards, to its partner ecosystem. EKF brings 40 years of technical expertise in modular industrial computing to Elma’s portfolio of building blocks for embedded system
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12/23/2016
Schaffner USA has significantly updated their web site to include the introduction of new products, like sine wave output filters, line and load reactors, active and passive harmonic filters, and more. The new data, makes it easy for viewers to learn about power quality issues and how to resolve them. Additional
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12/23/2016
TDK-Lambda's compact 480W DIN-rail supply is 93% efficient

DRB480-24-1 AC-DC DIN Rail mount power supply

TDK announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand DRB480-24-1 AC-DC DIN Rail mount power supply. With an efficiency of up to 93%, waste heat has been reduced, allowing the use of a compact enclosure size featuring a power density of 6 Watts per inch3. The power supply is suitable for a wide range of industrial
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12/23/2016
Vishay's hybrid solid-state relays offer fast operation, wide temp range, and high load voltage

VOR hybrid solid-state relays

Vishay Intertechnology expanded its VOR family of hybrid solid-state relays with four new devices designed to deliver superior electrical characteristics for telecommunications, industrial, security system, and metering applications. Compared to similar solutions, the new Vishay Semiconductors 1 Form A VOR1121A6,
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12/21/2016
XP Power's encapsulated 80W AC-DC modules tout ultra-compact footprint

ECE80 series of 80W single output AC-DC encapsulated power supply modules

XP Power announced the ECE80 series of 80W single output AC-DC encapsulated power supply modules with high efficiency and a low no load input power. The modules are perfect for customers requiring an encapsulated AC-DC power solution in an ultra-compact format for either PCB, chassis, or DIN rail mounting. The
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12/21/2016
TDK and Tronics Microsystems jointly announced that the all-cash public tender offer launched by TDK's wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS was successfully closed on December 14, 2016. EPCOS, a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems based in Munich, Germany, acquired 72.38% of the outstanding
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12/21/2016
The MG / MGM Series from Stackpole is a high voltage thru hole resistor product with resistance values from 1K ohms up to 1G ohm. The metal glaze element provides working voltages ranging from 1600V up to 7000V, tolerances as low as 1% and 100 ppm TCR. The MG / MGM Series ideal for all applications
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12/20/2016
RECOM's 120W half-bricks for rail and monitoring apps now at Dengrove

RECOM RPA120H-RW

Dengrove Electronic Components has extended its portfolio of EN50155-compliant DC/DC converters by introducing the RECOM RPA120H-RW, which delivers up to 120W in the industry-standard half-brick footprint of 61.0mm x 57.9mm. In addition to satisfying EN50155, the harmonised European standard
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12/20/2016
The automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has today concluded a purchase contract with SEMIKRON International for the acquisition of 51% of the shares of Compact Dynamics, a manufacturer of high-performance electric motors. At the same time, Schaeffler and SEMIKRON have agreed a cooperation for the development
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12/20/2016
Murata’s high-density mono block converters now at Mouser

Murata MYMGK Mono Block Type DC-DC Converters

Mouser Electronics, a leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the MYMGK Mono Block type DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. These new 20A and 6A voltage converters provide the highest power density on the
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12/19/2016
Vicor introduces three new DCMs in a VIA Package

DCM in a VIA Package

The DCM in a VIA Package is a ruggedized modular DC-DC converter operating from an unregulated, wide range input, to generate an isolated and regulated high efficiency output with much higher power densities than competitive products. The new DCMs offer power system engineers a better brick with their enhanced
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12/19/2016
Phihong's new charger serves medical applications

DA200U-250A 24V, 8A lead-acid battery charger

Phihong, a leading global supplier of OEM power solutions, has released a new 24V, 8A lead acid battery charger designed for power wheelchairs and mobility scooters with AGM or GEL batteries. Designated the DA200U-250A, Phihong’s new 24V, 8A battery charger features a convenient USB output connector, consumer
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12/16/2016
AT&S to present at Nepcon 2017 in Tokyo

Ever-higher speeds and HF designs also place high demands on printed circuit board technology

At Nepcon 2017 (18-20 January 2017) in Tokyo, AT&S will be presenting innovative technologies as a response to current challenges in telecommunication, automotive electronics, wearables and medical electronics. Advancing miniaturisation, high data rates and/or high frequencies, power electronics with increasing
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12/16/2016
High Growth Robotics has announced the launch of the British Robotics Seed Fund – the first investment fund specialising in UK-based robotics start-ups. The focus of the Fund is to deliver returns to Investors by making targeted investments in promising UK-based seed-stage robotics companies wrapped within
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12/16/2016
PSDcast - Eaton's Art Mulligan on Cloud infrastructures

Alix Paultre

In this PSDcast, Eaton's Art Mulligan talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on cloud infrastructures. For all the vaunted wireless functionality provided by the cloud, there needs to be a lot of hardware behind the scenes doing the heavy lifting. Eaton's PredictPulse is a a next-generation remote
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12/16/2016
Mark your calendar to join us for these events taking place during APEC 2017. Micromouse Back by popular demand, you won't want to miss the world-famous APEC Micromouse Competition. The
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12/15/2016
Powerbox offers power solution for marine and industrial systems

DIN-Rail & Cassette Marine Line

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for 4 decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, introduces four new products within its Marine Line, PT570, PT571, PT576 and PT577, complying with the major classifications and approved by Det Norske Veritas
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12/15/2016
ROHM launches high-voltage Zener diode lineup

UDZLV and KDZLV series high-voltage Zener diodes

ROHM has announced the development of high-voltage Zener diodes optimized for protection and constant current applications in a variety of electronic circuits. The UDZLV and KDZLV series are comprised of 12 models in Zener voltages ranging from 51V to 150V. They are also AEC-Q101 compliant and provide superior
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12/15/2016
AMETEK launches Sorensen HPX programmable DC system for high-power apps

Sorensen HPX High Power Extensible DC source

AMETEK Programmable Power, a leader in programmable AC and DC power test solutions, manufacturing such brands as California Instruments, Sorensen, and Elgar, has introduced a new DC power system in the Sorensen family ideally suited for high-power applications. AMETEK’s new Sorensen HPX High Power
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12/14/2016
TDK's latest industrial power supply delivers up to 3200W at 24V in 2U

TPS3000 industrial power supply

TDK introduced the TPS3000-24 industrial power supply, delivering up to 3200W output power (24V at 133.3A) in a 2U high package. It operates from a high voltage, wide range Delta or Wye 350 - 528Vac three phase input, avoiding the requirement for step down transformers and assisting phase load current balancing.
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12/14/2016
Powerbox promotes Patrick Le FÃvre to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Patrick Le Fèvre

Powerbox International has promoted Patrick Le Fèvre, its Marketing and Communication Director, to the role of Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO). In an extension of his responsibilities to promote Powerbox standard and custom products and solutions, starting 1st of January 2017, Le Fèvre will
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12/14/2016
PSDcast - Sani Ronen of Microsemi on enabling wireless infrastructures

Sani Ronen of Microsemi

In this PSDcast, Sani Ronen of Microsemi talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on enabling wireless infrastructures. The challenges when moving to higher bandwidths and frequencies place pressure on the related systems involved. In order to enable enterprises to migrate to these higher levels of
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12/14/2016
TE Connectivity claims smallest and lightest 1000 A/1000 VDC contactor avail

KILOVAC K1K contactors

TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity and sensors, recently released its KILOVAC K1K high-voltage contactor. Designed for harsh environments, these contactors offer exceptional performance in new-technology higher voltage and current battery systems and energy storage systems. This contactor is among the
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12/13/2016
Harwin launches EZ-Boardware SMT spring-contact dev kit

Spring Contact Development Kit

Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, is showcasing its new Spring Contact Development Kit for electronic design engineers and design houses at SPS IPC Drives. Harwin Spring Contacts are single contact, surface mount PCB devices with multiple uses including general electrical
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12/13/2016
Arçelik, one of the world’s leading manufacturers in home appliances industry, is championing new IE4 energy efficient motors to combat increasing energy consumption. Along with increasing renewable energy generation, improving energy efficiency is vital to balancing increased consumption and reducing
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12/12/2016
AVX expands and upgrades polymer chip cap series

TCR Series professional conductive polymer chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended and upgraded its TCR Series professional conductive polymer chip capacitors with new case sizes, capacitance values, and voltage ratings, a higher maximum operating temperature, enhanced performance capabilities
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12/12/2016
Gaia Converter releases family of ultra wide input converters target rail, trans and mil/aero apps

DC/DC Converters for Railway, Transportation, Airborne and Military applications

Gaia Converter released a new family of ultra wide input voltage range DC/DC Converters targeting Railway, Transportation, Airborne and Military applications. Uniquely wide, the MGDDI-06 Series 12-160V input voltage range is ideal to cover all typical battery/bus voltages at once (24V, 28V, 36V, 48V,
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12/09/2016
Conrad Connect allows control and management of connected devices

Conrad Connect allows the management of smart devices across different vendor

Conrad Business Supplies introduced Conrad Connect, an innovative platform that allows users to connect smart devices from different manufacturers and displays data on an easy-to-use, intuitive dashboard. The platform is ideal for operations managers and maintenance workers to record user data, monitor and manage
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12/09/2016
PSDcast - Jonah Teeter-Balin of AeroVironment on grid-tied storage

Jonah Teeter-Balin of AeroVironment

In this PSDcast Jonah Teeter-Balin of AeroVironment talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about grid-tied storage. The conversation covers ther recent Battery Show, Grid tied stationary energy storage for frequency response and load management, and how many small suppliers are focusing on battery subcomponents
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12/09/2016
Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work. This development
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12/08/2016
TDK's SMT high-current chokes have a compact design

EPCOS ERU SMT power inductors

TDK has extended its portfolio of EPCOS ERU SMT power inductors with the ERU16 choke series that comprises ten different types. The inductance values of the new B82559*A016 series extend from 1.0 µH to 30 µH and their saturation currents range from 9.2 A DC to 37 A DC. The outstanding feature of
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12/08/2016
AVX's COTS Plus polymer solid electrolytic multianode chip caps tout robustness

TCS Series COTS Plus polymer solid electrolytic multianode chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new high-reliability TCS Series COTS Plus polymer solid electrolytic multianode chip capacitors. Designed for demanding, long-lifetime DC/DC converter applications in telecommunications, industrial, and avionics electronics,
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12/08/2016
Bel Power adds 550W open-frame supplies to ABC/MBC Series

Bel Power Solutions’ open-frame, AC-DC power supply

Bel Power Solutions, a division of Bel Fuse, a premier manufacturer of power management devices, announced the expansion of Bel Power Solutions’ open-frame, AC-DC power supply portfolio to include the ABC550 and MBC550 Series of power supplies for industrial and medical applications. These units deliver up
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12/08/2016
In today’s data acquisition systems (DAQs), performance boundaries are continually being pushed.  System designers require higher speed, lower noise, and better total harmonic distortion (THD) performance; all of which are possible but none of which are free.  These performance improvements typically
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12/07/2016
Artesyn launches 28Vout DC-DC 700W Half-Brick for telecom and wireless

ADH700 half-brick dc-dc converter module

Artesyn Embedded Technologies launched a new 700 watt half-brick dc-dc converter module, the ADH700 series. The first model available offers a 28 V nominal output and is designed to support the popular use of LDMOS technology used in high power wireless base station (BTS) deployments. LDMOS stands for laterally
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12/06/2016
Mouser Now offering MEAS Weather Shield from TE Connectivity

MEAS weather shield for Arduino/Genuino

Mouser Electronics, a leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the MEAS weather shield for Arduino/Genuino from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors. The MEAS weather shield integrates five
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12/06/2016
PSDcast - Vesa Jokitulppo of GE Industrial Solutions on power design in the negative space

Vesa Jokitulppo of GE Industrial Solutions

In this PSDcast, Vesa Jokitulppo of GE Industrial Solutions talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on power engineering. In today's engineering environment, space savings is among the strongest drivers. "Designing in the negative space" is a concept GE is pursuing to provide space-constrained
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12/06/2016
Safety vs. performance

The creepage distance is the shortest path between two conductors along the surface of an isolator (typically a PCB)

When designing a switch-mode power supply (SMPS) operating losses and the ability to dissipate heat are critical selection criteria for MOSFETs. The standard TO-220 package is generally good at dissipating heat and the wide range of heatsinks and forced-air cooling options available can easily improve this.
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12/04/2016
Selco Products has been manufacturing custom cable and wire harnesses assemblies for many years for large OEM customers, and recently expanded its harness capabilities to meet custom designs from new and existing OEM customers. This has enabled Selco to support these customers from engineering design to rapid
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12/02/2016
Molex has signed a distribution agreement for their industrial product range with Bürklin Elektronik for Europe. Bürklin is a German distributor of high quality electronic components. More than 34,500 items from the Molex Industrial segment can now be ordered via Bürklin Elektronik. This
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12/01/2016
TE Connectivity launches press-fit board stacking connector

Press-fit stacking connector

TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity and sensors, recently released its press-fit stacking connector, a 56-position VPX footprint-compatible connector designed for rugged, high speed applications. Press-fit stacking connectors satisfy the need for 10Gb/s digital signals in high density packaging. Suited
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12/01/2016
PSDcast - Nathan Tracy of TE Connectivity on Open Compute Project hardware

Nathan Tracy of TE Connectivity

In this PSDcast, Nathan Tracy of TE Connectivity talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Open Compute project and the hardware infrastructures involved. The company recently designed a new family of bus bar clip and cable assemblies to meet the Open Compute Project (OCP) distribution architecture,
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12/01/2016

 



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