Industrial

November 2018
Transformers With Built-In Sense Winding Capability
Perris, CA — With their unique performance and space-saving design, the CST25 Series Current Sense Transformers from Triad Magnetics set a new standard for accuracy, ease-of-use, reliability and value. Triad’s advanced CST25 Current Sense Transformers are ideal for monitoring current in high frequency
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11/30/2018
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc. is now offering the MF-USHT and MF-NSHT series MultiFuse resettable fuses from Bourns. The MF-USHT and MF-NSHT Polymer Positive Temperature Coefficient (PPTC), available from TTI Inc., are AEC-Q200 certified and features operating temperatures up to
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11/28/2018
TOKYO, Japan ― Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced a new IO-Link master development kit to accelerate IO-Link-based application development for industrial networked devices in a smart factory. The development kit includes a board and pre-qualified sample software provided
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11/28/2018

IR Transceiver Module in 6.8 mm x 2.8 mm x 1.6 mm Footprint
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that the company is providing designers with a new device for IrDA-compliant infrared (IR) transceiver modules in the standard 6.8 mm by 2.8 mm by 1.6 mm footprint. Vishay Semiconductors' TFBR4650 offers a reliable drop-in replacement for devices from other
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11/27/2018
TE Connectivity's High Density Card Edge Power Connectors
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- TE Connectivity (TE) introduces its new high density plus (HD+) card edge power connectors, which deliver the highest current density of any card edge power connectors available in the market today. Capable of supporting power supplies up to 3kW, these connectors are designed to enable
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11/27/2018
Broadband PIN Photodiodes Feature Spectral Ranges to 1.7 Îm
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. announced the global market introduction of the Model MTPD1346D-xx series, a family of InGaAs/InP broadband PIN photodiodes.   Marktech InGaAs/InP PIN photodiodes are designed to effectively convert
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11/26/2018
Electronic Glove Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

Stanford researchers developed the skin-like sensor on the fingertip of this robotic hand, and programmed it to touch the fruit without damage. One day they hope to create control systems to enable a robot to perceive the characteristics of objects and autonomously calculate how much force to apply.

Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted. In a paper published Nov. 21 in Science Robotics, chemical engineer Zhenan Bao and her team demonstrated that the sensors work
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11/23/2018
First Professorship in Clinical Neurotechnology

This is Prof. Dr. Surjo R. Soekadar.

Prof. Dr. Surjo Soekadar's research explores how neurotechnologies can be used in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Having been appointed Germany's first Professor of Clinical Neurotechnology, he now took up his new position at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The professorship
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11/20/2018
AEC-Compliant SMD-Molded High-Current Shunts
RALEIGH, NC – Stackpole’s HCSM2818 is a 5W surface mount current sense shunt with excellent long-term stability and good TCR. The HCSM offers 4 and 5 milliohm values in 200 ppm TCR and 10, 15, and 20 milliohm values in 75 ppm TCR. The molded package and larger terminations provide exceptional
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11/19/2018
Non-Viral Ocular Gene Therapy Using Laser and Nanotechnology

Gold nanoparticles, which act like "nanolenses," concentrate the energy produced by the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser to create a nanoscale incision on the surface of the eye's retina cells. This technology, which preserves cell integrity, can be used to effectively inject drugs or genes into specific areas of the eye, offering new hope to people with glaucoma, retinitis or macular degeneration.

In January 2009, the life of engineer Michel Meunier, a professor at Polytechnique Montréal, changed dramatically. Like others, he had observed that the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser (0.000000000000001 second) could make nanometre-sized holes appear in silicon when it was covered by gold nanoparticles.
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11/19/2018
600 Watt AC-DC Power Supplies Offer Output up to 48 V
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking Artesyn’s LCM600 Series 600 Watt front-end, AC-DC power supplies. The LCM600 series comprises five models, offering outputs of 12 V, 15 V, 24 V, 36 V or 48 V, together with an optional 5 V standby output. Each model accepts a universal input
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11/19/2018
Miniature Ultrasonic Sensor for Hygienic Applications
Alpharetta, GA - Hoffmann + Krippner is proud to announce the availability of the new model P53-80-D18. This new compact (45mm long and 18mm diameter) ultrasonic sensor is one of the smallest ultrasonic sensors on the market worldwide and is designed for use in harsh environmen­tal conditions
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11/16/2018
Optocouplers Offer 800 V Off-State Voltage
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of two new optocouplers with a phototriac output in the compact flat SOP-4 package. Featuring high off-state voltage of 800 V and dV/dt of 1000 V/μs, the Vishay Semiconductors VOT8024AM and VOT8121AM deliver
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11/15/2018
Low-Power Technology Eliminates the Need for Batteries
TOKYO, Japan ― Renesas Electronics Corporation unveiled an innovative energy-harvesting embedded controller that can eliminate the need to use or replace batteries in IoT devices. Developed based on Renesas' breakthrough SOTB (silicon-on-thin-buried-oxide) process technology, the
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11/15/2018
High-Voltage Storage Capacitors for Harsh Environments
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of high voltage ENYCAP electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting and power backup applications in harsh environments. Vishay BCcomponents 230 EDLC-HV ENYCAP capacitors are among the industry's first to offer a
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11/14/2018
Chinese Fusion Tool Pushes Past 100 Million Degrees

The extension of EAST operation scenario in 2018, with the comparion of its energy confinement enhanced factor to the ITER baseline scenario.

The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), nicknamed the "Chinese artificial sun", achieved an electron temperature of over 100 million degrees in its core plasma during a four-month experiment this year. That's about seven times more than the interior of the Sun, which is about 15 million
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11/14/2018
When Electric Fields Make Spins Swirl

This study measured skyrmions in an ultra-thin material made of a ferromagnetic layer of strontium ruthenate (SrRuO3), overlaid with a ferroelectric layer of barium titanate (BaTiO3) and grown on a strontium titanate (SrTiO3) substrate. BaTiO3 is ferroelectric, meaning that it has a switchable and permanent electric polarization (), while SrRuO3 is ferromagnetic below 160 Kelvin (-113 Celsius). At the BaTiO3/SrRuO3 interface, the BaTiO3 ferroelectric polarization swirls the spins in SrRuO3, generating skyrmions. If the researchers flip the direction of polarization in BaTiO3, the density of the skyrmions changes.

We are reaching the limits of silicon capabilities in terms of data storage density and speed of memory devices. One of the potential next-generation data storage elements is the magnetic skyrmion. A team at the Center for Correlated Electron Systems, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea),
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11/14/2018
Quantum Science Turns Social

This is a game interface of the Alice Challenge. Players could manipulate three curves representing two laser beam intensities and the strength of a magnetic field gradient, respectively. The chosen curves were then realized in the laboratory in real-time.

Researchers developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world through multiplayer collaboration and in real time to optimize a quantum gas experiment in a lab at Aarhus University. Surprisingly, both teams quickly used the
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11/14/2018
Hall Sensor Line With Unique Stray Field Compensation
TDK Corporation expands its Micronas position sensor portfolio with the Hall-sensor family HAL 39xy featuring stray-field compensation capability built on the highly flexible architecture for multidimensional magnetic-field measurements marketed under the trademark masterHAL. The sensors meet today's and tomorrow's
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11/14/2018
SiC Power Module Achieves High Reliability
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. –  ROHM announced the development of a 1700V/250A rated SiC power module that provides the industry’s highest level of reliability optimized for inverter and converter applications such as outdoor power generation systems and industrial high power supplies. In
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11/13/2018
A Gold Standard Test Solution for Radiation Measurements

Scheme of the new CATR test solution, featuring a gold-coated reflector and the capability to rotate the DUT in the quiet zone during the test.

Munich — Compact antenna test ranges (CATR) are the solution of choice to design and verify the upcoming 5G smartphones, tablets, and notebooks that operate in the new frequency range 2 (FR2: 24.250 GHz to 52.600 GHz). CATR test systems employ indirect far field technology (IFF) and have been approved by 3GPP
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11/13/2018
ÂμModule Regulator Eases Data Center Cooling Requirements
NORWOOD, Mass.--Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) expanded its suite of Power by Linear µModule regulators with the LTM4700 step-down DC/DC power regulator, which combines the highest power in its class with the energy efficient performance needed to reduce data center infrastructure cooling requirements. Configured
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11/12/2018
Graphene on the way to Superconductivity

The bandstructure in a double layer of graphene was scanned by ARPES at synchrotron light source BESSY II.

Carbon atoms have diverse possibilities to form bonds. Pure carbon can therefore occur in many forms, as diamond, graphite, as nanotubes, football molecules or as a honeycomb-net with hexagonal meshes, graphene. This exotic, strictly two-dimensional material conducts electricity excellently, but is not a superconductor.
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11/12/2018
The World's First Fanless 1000W Modular Power Supply
FORT COLLINS, Colo.— Excelsys Technologies, an Advanced Energy company, announced the launch of the CoolX1000, the world’s first fanless 1000W modular power supply. Packaged in a compact 6.5 x 10 x 1U U-channel design, the CoolX1000 provides up to 1000W without any requirement
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11/12/2018
PSMA Energy Mgmt. Technical Committee Leadership Opportunity

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PSMA Energy Management Technical Committee Leadership Opportunity

The PSMA Board of Directors is seeking one or more volunteers interested in providing leadership for the Energy Management Technical Committee. The membership in all the PSMA Technical Committees
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11/10/2018
CITE 2019 will be held in Shenzhen on April 2019

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CITE 2019 Press Conference

On November 8, 2018, the Organizing Committee of the 7th China Electronic Information Exposition (hereinafter referred to as "CITE 2019") held a press conference in Beijing, announcing that the 7th China Electronic Information Exposition will be held in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from
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11/08/2018
Filtering Liquids With Liquids Saves Electricity
Filtering and treating water, both for human consumption and to clean industrial and municipal wastewater, accounts for about 13% of all electricity consumed in the US every year and releases about 290 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere annually - roughly equivalent to the combined weight
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11/07/2018
TDK Corporation announces that its subsidiary TDK Electronics is joining forces with Aito, a leading company in controller solutions for piezo haptics. Both companies will cooperate in the development and promotion of cutting-edge touch response solutions that are based on TDK’s portfolio of piezo actuators
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11/07/2018
The Successful Qualification of Onyx Pyrometers
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced that Steel Dynamics, Inc.  has successfully qualified its Onyx series optical temperature pyrometers at its Columbus Division. The line of industrial pyrometers provides the flat roll steel mill with robust and repeatable temperature measurement
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11/06/2018
Great Honor for Research on Vehicle Emissions

Hazardous chemicals in exhaust gas

Gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines are sold in growing numbers worldwide. In Europe around 50 million GDI cars are expected to be on the road by 2020. The technology owes its success to a significant increase in engine power, even in small engines. This year's winner of the Swiss Aerosol Award, Maria Muñoz
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11/05/2018
10 Watt Encapsulated PCB-Mount AC/DC Power Supplies
TRACO POWER has announced the release of their TMPS 10 series of 10 watt fully encapsulated pcb-mount power supplies that measure only 1.50 x 1.00 x 0.62" and requires no external components. The TMPS 10 Family offers seven single output models ranging 3.3 - 48 Vout with the latest safety approvals
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11/05/2018
A team of scientists from Siberian Federal University (SibFU) together with foreign colleagues described the structural and physical properties of a group of two-dimensional materials based on polycyclic molecules called circulenes. The possibility of flexible design and variable properties of these materials
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11/02/2018
Atomic Path From Insulator to Metal Messier Than Thought

A simulation shows how atoms in vanadium dioxide shift during the brief time of an ultrafast laser pulse.

DURHAM, N.C. -- Researchers have peeked behind the curtain of the ultrafast phase transition of vanadium dioxide and found its atomic theatrics are much more complicated than they thought. It's a material that has fascinated scientists for decades for its ability to shift from being an electrical insulator to
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11/02/2018
Highly Reliable 2.5
PLANO, TX – Rutronik has announced that Swissbit’s high-performance, highly reliable industrial-grade 2.5” SATA Solid State Disks (SSDs) are now available in both the X-60 and X-600 Series at www.Rutronik24.com. The 2.5” SSDs from Swissbit, a leading manufacturer of industrial grade flash
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11/01/2018
Compact, Efficient 5-20W AC/DC Power Modules
The modules are designed to offer great light-load efficiency and low standby power. Ideal for industrial controls, IoT infrastructure, smart-building devices, and household appliances, the range comprises 5W, 10W, 15W and 20W options. Built-in filters bring them well within EMC Class B limits with no additional
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11/01/2018
COSEL announces new R&D Innovation center in Toyama Japan
In a brand new, purpose built building with a floor space of 8,200 square meters, 250 R&D employees will have access to the most advanced equipment and technologies to design high quality power solutions with a reduced time-to-market. Looking towards future requirements and in order to respond rapidly to
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11/01/2018
High-voltage precharger solution for railway applications
The precharger converts the battery nominal bus voltage of 50VDC up to 137.5VDC to a regulated output voltage of 400VDC or 600VDC to charge high voltage capacitor banks used to switch electric valves actuators such as for unlocking and lifting pantographs. The ENR1000-PC
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11/01/2018
TI’s TPS650861 Multi-Rail PMICs, Now Shipping at Mouser
The TPS650861 configurable power management integrated circuit (PMIC) offers flexible power solutions for multiprocessor systems-on-chip (MPSoCs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The TI TPS650861
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11/01/2018
Ultra-high accuracy coreless current sensor supports 60Arms
The CZ-370x series device meets the UL safety standard UL61800-5-1 for industrial equipment and features a wide current detection lineup from ±5.3 to ±180 App, 60 Arms. The CZ-370x series is intended to be used for many applications including AC motors and general
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11/01/2018