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Industrial Applications

November 2017
Melexis expands temperature sensor portfolio with innovative miniature FIR sensor
Melexis announces a new family of miniature far infrared (FIR) sensors for use in multiple applications where accurate temperature measurement is required.  
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11/30/2017
Multifunction hardware with fully modular design maximizes flexibility in process control instrumentation
West Control Solutions continues to strengthen its extensive product portfolio. Through the company’s PMA division, it has now developed the KS98-2. This freely-programmable, simple to upgrade unit is highly suited to deployment in automated production processes
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11/30/2017
Maxim Integrated Showcases Turnkey Security Solutions for Protecting Embedded Systems at TRUSTECH 2017
At TRUSTECH 2017 in Cannes, France (November 28-30, 2017), Maxim Integrated Products will demonstrate new turnkey technologies that protect embedded and connected systems from invasive attacks. As cyberattacks continue making headlines, design engineers struggle
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11/30/2017

ROHM expands its line-up of high-power low-ohmic shunt resistors with the GMR100 series
ROHM has announced the development and mass production of high-power low-ohmic shunt resistors of the GMR100 series for current detection in high-power applications in the automotive, industrial and large-scale consumer electronics sectors. The new shunt resistors
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11/30/2017
Renesas Electronics Accelerates Industrial Ethernet Application Development with New RZ/N1 Solution Kit
Renesas Electronics announced the availability of the new RZ/N1 microprocessor (MPU) Solution Kit designed to support various industrial network applications including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), intelligent network switches, gateways, operator terminals
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11/30/2017
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Infineon Technologies AG has been recognized with two SESAMES Awards for the world's first post-quantum cryptography implementation on a contactless security chip. The prestigious industry awards were presented today at the TRUSTECH 2017 in Cannes. Infineon was awarded
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11/30/2017
The Power of Dissolved Gas-in-Oil Analysis

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Since the 1960s, the electric power industry has developed, refined and relied upon dissolved gas-in-oil analysis (DGA) to diagnose the degradation of insulating materials inside liquid-filled transformers. Dissolved gas concentrations are routinely measured by drawing oil samples from the transformer, extracting
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11/29/2017
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11/29/2017
How Do We Solve
The biggest hurdle for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles isn’t price (or a conspiracy involving automakers and big oil) – it’s “range anxiety,” or the fear that we’ll be stranded when our EVs run out of juice. Tesla is hoping to ameliorate those concerns, though the real conundrum may
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11/28/2017
7th-Generation

Figure 1. X Series RC-IGBTs

Ever since it commercialized insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules in 1988, Fuji Electric has contributed to miniaturization, cost reduction, and performance improvement of power conversion equipment. It has done so through many technology innovations to miniaturize, reduce
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11/28/2017
36V, Dual Channel, 1.6A Synchronous, Buck LED Driver Sports I²C Dimming Control
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LT3964, a dual channel, 36V, high efficiency, synchronous, step-down LED driver with internal 40V, 1.6A power switches and an I²C interface that simplifies LED dimming control. The LT3964 operates with a wide 4V to 36V input range, and features two
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11/28/2017
162 Watt Quarter Brick Includes Ultra-Wide 4:1 Input Range
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces the 0RQB-C5U54LG, a next generation DC/DC converter with an ultra-wide input range (4:1) and 2250 VDC isolation. The 0RQB-C5U54LG is a PoE (Power Over Ethernet) quarter brick solution that delivers 162 W overall input voltage range,
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11/28/2017
Glass-Encapsulated Thermistors Designed for Automotive and Industrial Applications
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Ametherm announced that its DG series of glass-encapsulated thermistors for high-accuracy temperature sensing in automotive and industrial applications is now in stock at Digi-Key. Hermetically sealed DG series devices eliminate errors in resistance readings due to moisture penetration
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11/21/2017
Thick Film Chip Resistors Offer Excellent Pulse Load Capabilities and Enhanced Power Ratings
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc. released two new series of thick film chip resistors that offer enhanced power ratings up to 2 W at 70 °C. The Bourns Models CRMxxxxA and CRSxxxxA are sulfur-resistant and AEC-Q200 compliant making them well-suited for automotive driver assistant, information,
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11/21/2017
Rutronik presents Gate Drivers from Diodes
The gate drivers of the DGD series from Diodes simplify the switching of two N-channel MOSFETs or two IGBTs in a half-bride configuration. They are suitable for a wide
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11/21/2017
Melexis announces expansion of Ypres manufacturing facility
Melexis announces a significant expansion of manufacturing space and people at its R&D and manufacturing facility in Ypres, Belgium. The site is focused on Melexis flagship products - position sensors and sensor interfaces.  
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11/16/2017
Improve response time to critical system events on CAN networks with new 8-bit MCU with Core Independent Peripherals
Microchip announces an expansion to the PIC18 product line with a new family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus with an extensive array of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The CIPs increase system capabilities while
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11/16/2017
Sofradir and ATD Electronique sign European distribution agreement
Sofradir has entered into a distribution partnership with ATD Electronique to extend the European customer base for Sofradir’s Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) detectors based on infrared InGaAs (Indium Gallium Arsenide) technology.
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11/16/2017
Now at Mouser Electronics: IDT’s Solid-State MEMS-Based FSx012 Flow Sensor Modules
Mouser Electronics is now stocking FS1012 and FS2012 MEMS-based flow sensor modules from Integrated Device Technology (IDT). The innovative solid-state sensor element design eliminates cavities and diaphragms typically found in similar devices and features a protective
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11/16/2017
Maxim Transceivers Provide 2x Faster Data Rates and Up to 50% Extended Cable Length for Motion Control & Industrial Applications
Industrial designers can now achieve 2x faster data rates and extend cable length by up to 50% with MAX22500E, MAX22501E, and MAX22502E RS-485 transceivers from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM).  
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11/16/2017
ROHM announces the world’s first noise-tolerant op-amps
With its BA8290xYxx-C series, ROHM offers automotive-grade op-amps featuring superior noise immunity. The output voltage fluctuations are suppressed in all frequency bands to less than ±1%, compared to ±3.5% to ±10% with conventional products. This allows, for
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11/16/2017
Comprehensive Pressure Transmitter Portfolio from West Control Solutions has Scope to Attend to Most Demanding OEM Requirements
Based on either thin-film or micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) sensing technologies, these high performance devices have been introduced through the company’s PMA product range. They are optimized for use in uncompromising industrial environments - with industry
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11/16/2017
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania – Starline has released the Cabinet Busway Series of the Plug-In Raceway product line. This new series can accommodate high density power requirements within server cabinets while also encompassing the main benefits of the Starline brand: product customization and flexibility. “We
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11/15/2017
Battery Presence Monitor Indicates Whether the Backup Battery is Connected to the System
ABSOPULSE Electronics' BPM 300-F0 is a compact battery presence monitor designed to indicate whether the backup battery is connected to the system in industrial applications. Without this unit, it is difficult to detect battery presence in real time.This unit is designed for systems with 3A max battery current.
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11/13/2017
8-Bit MCU Includes CAN and Core Independent Peripherals
CHANDLER, Ariz.— Microchip’s PIC18 product line has been expanded to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus with an extensive array of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The CIPs increase system capabilities while making it easier for designers
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11/13/2017
Kirkland, Washington, USA – Silicon Designs, Inc., a 100% veteran-owned, U.S. based leading designer and manufacturer of highly rugged MEMS capacitive accelerometer chips and modules, announced the immediate availability of its Model 1525 Series, a family of commercial
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11/10/2017
TEQ 300WIR Series: 300 Watt DC/DC power block ruggedized and excellent thermal convection for highest performance in harsh environment.

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The TEQ 300WIR models are approved to safety standards IEC/UL 60950-1 and UL 508. With the compliance to EN 50155 and EN 61373 they also find place in the TRACO POWER “railway” category.

With the extra wide input voltage ranges of 18-75 and 43-110 VDC the nominal input voltages of 48, 72, 96 and 110 VDC can be applied while a ±40% deviation of nominal input voltage does not affect the function. It means that the converters can bear with brownouts
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11/08/2017
Rutronik presents new ultra-low cost BT5 solution
The nRF52810 from Nordic Semiconductor is an extremely power efficient and high performance multiprotocol SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), ANT and 2.4GHz proprietary protocols. It is available at rutronik24.com as of now. The SoC has been designed to offer
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11/08/2017
Mouser Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Bridgetek, Formerly Part of FTDI Chip
Mouser Electronics signed a global distribution agreement with Bridgetek. The Bridgetek product line at Mouser comprises multi-award-winning graphic controller ICs, performance-optimized microcontrollers, development hardware, and display modules.
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11/08/2017
Industrial IoT gets out of the box with 4zerobox!
The Italian tech startup TOI (Things On Internet) Srl, active in the development of IoT solutions, today launched a Kickstarter campaign for 4zerobox: the first modular electronic board that is easy-to-configure and specifically designed for IoT and Industry 4.0
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11/08/2017
Latest single-wire serial EEPROM from Microchip enables remote identification
Microchip announces a single-wire, two-pin Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) device with a 2.7V to 4.5V operational voltage range. The AT21CS11 is ideal for identifying and authenticating remote items, such as cartridges or cables, where
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11/08/2017
Ethernet Data Logger Designed for Remote Automation and Industrial Controls
San Diego, CA - TCW220 has two analog inputs, with 10-bit resolution and two discrete inputs. It supports a 1-Wire interface for up to eight Teracom 1-Wire sensors – carbon dioxide, 0/20mA, AC/DC current, temperature, humidity, etc. All monitored parameters can be logged on previous set time intervals
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11/08/2017
Wuerth Elektronik Supplies Wireless Power Coil for Semtech’s Wireless Charging Solution

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Wuerth Elektronik Supplies Wireless Power Coil for Semtech’s Wireless Charging Solution

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos, a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, announced its collaboration with Semtech Corporation by integrating its transmission coil, WE-WPCC, with Semtech’s LinkCharge® LP (low power) platform, an innovative wireless charging solution that concurrently
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11/06/2017
Verotec is supplying McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) with customized electronic hardware to support its continuing drive into data-intensive services. MAT builds on its core data collection and analysis expertise gained in Formula 1, monitoring and measuring a
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11/03/2017
Mouser Now Shipping Energy-Efficient Si522xx PCIe Clock Generators from Silicon Labs
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Si522xx PCIe clock generators from Silicon Labs. This new family of clock generators is compliant with all current versions of PCI Express® (PCIe®), including PCIe Gen 4 and Separate Reference Independent Spread (SRIS) standards,
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11/03/2017
Digilent’s ZYBO Z7 Dev Boards, Now at Mouser
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Zybo Z7 development boards from Digilent. The latest addition to the popular Zybo platform of Arm®/FPGA system-on-chips (SoCs), the Zybo Z7 is a feature-rich, ready-to-use, entry-level embedded software and digital circuit
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11/03/2017
SEGGER Announces Flasher ATE High speed Gang Programming Solution
SEGGER announces the availability of Flasher ATE, a brand new modular gang programmer. It uses the same Turbo-Mode and Universal Flash loaders proven in the Flasher PRO and other members of the Flasher family.  
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11/03/2017
The R&S MNT100 RF interference locator from Rohde & Schwarz introduces expert interference hunting in mobile networks
Unwanted transmitters are pervasive in today’s mobile networks. They degrade network capacity and subscriber QoE, making interference hunting a key issue for mobile network operators and regulators. The new handheld R&S MNT100 RF interference locator from Rohde
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11/03/2017
Rutronik presents high-current connectors from Amphenol
„SheerPwr Circular“ from Amphenol FCI is a high-current, low-resistance interface designed for connecting busbars to circuit boards. It uses a robust and compliant power contact assembled in a circular orientation. The result is a power socket, designed to mate
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11/03/2017
Class I & II 30-60W medical power supplies meet curve B radiated and conducted EMI
TDK Corporation announces the TDK-Lambda brand CUS30M and CUS60M series of AC-DC power supplies. Rated at 30W and 60W, these compact products meet curve B conducted and radiated EMI in either a Class I or Class II (double insulated) construction, without the need
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11/03/2017
AlphaWire adds 10 new industrial Ethernet products:
The expanded Alpha Essentials Industrial Ethernet collection includes 10 new constructions in categories: CAT 5 PROFINET, CAT 5e, CAT 6, and CAT 7. The new constructions are now available from Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components
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11/03/2017
Wireless Transceivers Designed for Affordable, Reliable, and Scalable Wireless Remote Monitoring
Morrisville, North Carolina - Device Solutions, Inc., announced the availability of the next-generation Cellio LoRa long-range low-power wireless transceivers for wide-area, long-range, end-to-end monitoring and control for agriculture, cold chain, gas distribution, transportation, and many other industrial
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11/02/2017
Non-Isolated Regulators Meet the Reflow Soldering Production Requirements
MORNSUN's K78 series are non-isolated regulators known for compact size, high efficiency and compatible with traditional LM78xx linear regulators. New SMD packaged K78T-500R3/K78T-1000R3 series are introduced to meet the reflow soldering production requirements. The peak temperature of reflow soldering
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11/02/2017
Tomorrow's Artificial Intelligence Presents a Significant Power Challenge

Figure 1. Deep learning builds artificial intelligence through learning algorithms

Humans are smart, achieving wisdom, experience and intelligence through years of learning and data accumulation. Computers seem smart due to their ability to retain information but until recently they lacked the capability to autonomously learn in order to perform tasks or make decisions. While a human brain
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11/02/2017
The ABCs of Thermocouples

Figure 1. Fundamental thermocouple

Thermocouples are a commonly used type of temperature sensor that give accurate readings in applications ranging from lab test benches to industrial environments. Like many types of sensors, thermocouples can struggle with a common problem: the issue of acquiring accurate data. Before improving the accuracy
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11/01/2017
Pulling the Peripheral Trigger

Figure 1. Code execution using PTG interrupts

Today’s embedded applications are extremely complex with a single microcontroller handling multiple functions. These applications demand enhanced safety and optimal execution time with real-time response, along with seamlessly synchronizing various functions. From motor control with integrated power factor
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11/01/2017
Power Integrations Launches InnoSwitch3, a 94%-Efficient Offline Flyback Switcher IC Family

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New InnoSwitch™3 integrated switcher ICs cut losses by 25%, deliver constant efficiency over a wide range of line and load conditions

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11/01/2017

 



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