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3-Phase EMC Filter Series Designed for Machine Safety

3-Phase EMC Filter Series Designed for Machine Safety

­SCHURTER expands the FMAC NEO and FMAD NEO 3-phase filter families to meet IEC 60204-1. Downsized for smaller footprint, without any compromise to performance, the two new filter series are suitable for use in energy applications such as EV fast charging and battery storage, as well as industrial applications in
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Date:
09/21/2022
High-Current PTVS Diode Capable of Handling 20 kA Surge Current

High Current PTVS Diode Capable of Handling 20 kA Surge Current

­Bourns, Inc., introduced a bidirectional power transient voltage suppressor (PTVS) diode designed for high power DC line protection applications. The new Model PTVS20-015C-TH is capable of handling 20 kA current surge at a low voltage of 15 V making it an ideal and effective electrostatic di
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Date:
09/21/2022
I2C Programmable 3A Dynamic Voltage Scaling Buck Converters

I2C Programmable 3A Dynamic Voltage Scaling Buck Converters

­Halo Microelectronics announced the release of its HL7593 and HL7594 devices, a series of synchronous buck converters optimized to supply different subsystems of portable applications. The HL7593/HL7594 series output voltage ranges from 0.600V to 1.394V in 6.25mV steps or 0.27V to 0.6272V in 2.8125mV steps prog
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Date:
09/21/2022
Functional Safety, Cybersecurity Protection and AUTOSAR Compatibility Features Now Available on 32-bit MCU

Functional Safety, Cybersecurity Protection and AUTOSAR Compatibility Features Now Available on 32-bit MCU

­Manufacturers of electronic systems ranging from vehicles to home appliances are moving towards automating and connecting end applications, spurring the need for industry standards related to functional safety and cybersecurity protection to ensure their products operate safely and securely. To provide manufacturers wi
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09/16/2022
Intriguing Material Property Found in Complex Nanostructures Could Dissipate Energy

Unique defects in a 3D material.

­Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and North Carolina State University have discovered for the first time a unique property in complex nanostructures that has thus far only been found in simple nanostructures. Additionally, they have unraveled the internal mechanics of the materials that makes th
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09/14/2022
Dispelling a Myth – GaN and Motor Drivers

Marco Palma, Director of Motor Drives Systems and Applications at EPC

There is a commonly held belief in the industry that GaN devices are wasted on inverters for electric motors. After all, if the performance of the system is restricted by the use of a 20KHz PWM, then there can be little benefit in using a material that gains the majority of its advantages from faster switching sp
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Date:
09/13/2022
Ruggedized 250W Non-Isolated DC-DC Converters, Conduction-Cooled and Wide Range Inputs and Outputs

Ruggedised 250W Non-Isolated DC-DC Converters, Conduction-Cooled and Wide Range Inputs and Outputs

­TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 250W rated TDK-Lambda RGA series of ruggedised non-isolated DC-DC converters. Capable of operating from an input voltage of 9 to 40V or 9 to 53V, the non-isolated step-down converters deliver output voltages that can be adjustable from 3.3 to 15V, 3.3 to 24V or
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Date:
09/13/2022
First-Ever Hybrid Semiconductor Circuit Protection Devices

ProTek Devices Intros its First-Ever Hybrid Semiconductor Circuit Protection Devices

­ProTek Devices has introduced a hybrid semiconductor technology that is the company’s first ever for circuit protection in common industrial and household applications like power adapters, home appliances, industrial automation controls, smart meters and other critical applications. The new patent-pending te
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Date:
09/13/2022
First-Ever Wildfire Sensor Added to GRIDWIDE FIRE-SPY Fleet

First-Ever Wildfire Sensor Added to GRIDWIDE FIRE-SPY Fleet

­GRID2020, Inc. announced that the industry’s first-ever three phase distribution transformer-mounted wildfire mitigation sensor device has successfully completed its intended regimen of private, secure cellular communications certification; now including prioritized utility operator and first responder cellular ca
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09/13/2022
COSEL Announces Three new DIN Rail Power Supplies for Industrial Applications

COSEL Announces Three new DIN Rail Power Supplies for Industrial Applications

­COSEL Co, Ltd announced the launch of three new DIN Rail AC/DC power supplies for industrial applications. Based on its long experience and expertise in developing high efficiency power conversion solutions for demanding industrial applications optimized for highly automated manufacturing, Cosel’s design tea
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Date:
09/13/2022
AI-Powered Product for Industrial Asset and OT Network Visibility

AI-Powered Product for Industrial Asset and OT Network Visibility

­OPSWAT announced the launch of OPSWAT Neuralyzer, a new neural network cybersecurity product that enables OT personnel to protect their critical environments and supply chain through asset discovery, inventory management, network visibility, and vulnerability and risk management. With its intuitive OT
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Date:
09/12/2022
Flexible Power Modules from STMicroelectronics Simplify SiC Inverter Designs

Flexible Power Modules from STMicroelectronics Simplify SiC Inverter Designs

­STMicroelectronics has released two STPOWER modules that contain 1200V silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs in popular configurations. Each uses ST’s ACEPACK1 2 package technology to ensure high power density and simplified assembly. The first of the new modules, the A2F12M12W2-F1, is a four-pac
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Date:
09/06/2022
Halo Microelectronics Introduces 4-Channel USB Type-C Port Protection Solution

Halo Microelectronics Introduces 4-Channel USB Type-C Port Protection Solution

­Halo Microelectronics announced the release of its HL8261, a 4-channel USB Type-C port protector for all computing, docking, and adapter essentials. In today’s applications, Sideband Use (SBU) channels can carry high-speed data, which makes protecting the SBU pins from electrostatic discharge (ESD) dam
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Date:
09/06/2022
Qi Charging Gets a Much-Needed Security Boost

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Figure 1: Secure provisioning is mandated by the Qi 1.3 standard

­Qi inductive charging took a while to catch on because the emergence of the new technologies was hindered by opposing approaches. So, while Qi was first released in 2010 it took another five years before it emerged as preeminent. Since then, the Wireless Power Consortium has made significant enhancements to Qi
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Date:
09/01/2022