Industrial

May 2020
Buck-Boost DC-DC Converters Have Output Adjustment to 48V
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the i7C series of 8A 300W rated non-isolated DC-DC converters, packaged with the industry standard 1/16th pinout. The output voltage of these step-up and step-down converters can be adjusted from 9.6 to 48V and accept a wide range input voltage of 9 to 53V. The converters sea
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05/28/2020

Area Light Allows for High Installation Flexibility
  Dialight announced the availability of new upgrades to the Vigilant and SafeSite Area Light. The new Universal Mounting Adapter (UMA) sold as an accessory allows the greatest stock flexibility ever offered to distributors by Dialight for oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, manufacturing and heavy indu
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05/27/2020
USB Type C Receptacle Designed for Power Only Applications
CUI Devices’ Interconnect Group announced the introduction of a new USB Type C connector designed for power only applications. The UJC-HP-3-SMT-TR is a 6-pin USB Type C receptacle that can deliver up to 60 W of power with a 3 A rated current and 20 Vdc rated voltage. By removing the data transfer pins, this US
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05/26/2020
Small-Signal MOSFET for Ultra-Sensitive Gas Detection
Linear Systems announces the launch of its lower-noise, Improved Standard Product 3N163 small-signal MOSFET for ultra-sensitive gas detection and other sensor applications. The 3N163 P-Channel enhancement mode MOSFET was designed originally for front-end amplification of gas detection sensors. The part has
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05/26/2020
Current-Sensing Chip Resistor Offers Power Rating up to 5W
Applications requiring power control and monitoring are becoming more demanding. Specifically, added functionality and higher power requirements require higher efficiency, high accuracy, and higher power handling. Products that only required a 1 or 2W current sense resistor in the past may now desire a 3, 4, or
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05/26/2020
High-Speed Switching, Expanded Lineup of P-channel MOSFETs
Torex Semiconductor Ltd. has launched six new products of XP231P02015R (-30 Withstand Voltage) for MOSFETs. XP231P02015R (-30 Withstand Voltage) is a general-purpose, P-channel MOSFET with low on-resistance and high-speed switching. It can be used for various applications such as relay circuits and switching ci
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05/25/2020
Multidirectional Optical Sensor from Rohm In Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., is now stocking the RPI-1035 optical sensor from Rohm Semiconductor. This sensor is targeted for specialty sensing applications including cameras, medical, industrial, manufacturing automation, safety and security equipment. The RPI-1035 is a uniquely packaged surface mounted 4 direction detector.
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05/21/2020
Omron's All-in-One Controller for Compact IoT Applications
Omron Automation Americas recently announced the release of its new CP2E Series all-in-one controller that provides advanced control that enables IIoT connectivity for compact machines. The controller improves manufacturing productivity and quality by making it easy to visualize the performance and data of connected ma
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05/21/2020
Mouser Electronics Announces Agreement with Trenz Electronic
Mouser Electronics, Inc., has signed a global distribution agreement with Trenz Electronic. With this deal, Mouser now distributes a selection of Trenz Electronic’s industrial-grade Xilinx FPGA-based MPSoC SoMs, which feature powerful switch-mode power supplies for all on-board voltages, providing a high-performance so
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05/21/2020
750W Regulated 48V-to-12V Converter with 97% Peak Efficiency
The new DCM3717 enables customers in data center, automotive and industrial markets to quickly deploy high-performance 48V power delivery for legacy 12V loads while achieving significant power-system size, weight and efficiency benefits. The DCM3717 operates from a 40 – 60V SELV input, is non-isolated and provi
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05/21/2020
UPS Prevents Vital Data Loss and Hardware Damage
Recognizing the high costs posed by unexpected power disruptions, Emerson has expanded its industrial-grade line of Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) with the SolaHD SLN and SPS Series of mini-tower UPS. Both the SLN and SPS deliver reliable battery backup and surge protection in response to utility po
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05/21/2020
Rectifiers Offer Best-in-Class (8A/1kV) Specifications
Taiwan Semiconductor announces the introduction of the TUAS8x Series of surface-mount device (SMD) rectifiers, available with voltage ratings from 200V-1000V. The TUAS8x Series device’s wettable flank package enables higher power density, increased manufacturing yields and reliability in a wide range of power co
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05/21/2020
Power Block MOSFET Increases Power Converter Efficiency
Diodes Incorporated announced the availability of the first in a new generation of discrete MOSFETs. The DMN3012LEG delivers increased efficiency in a smaller package to provide significant cost, power, and space savings in a wide variety of power conversion and control applications. The DMN3012LEG integrates dua
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05/21/2020
Next-Generation Eco-Friendly Recirculating Chillers
Laird Thermal Systems has released its next generation of eco-friendly recirculating chillers for precise temperature control of analytical, medical and industrial equipment. The Nextreme Recirculating Chiller platform features high-quality components, environmentally friendly refrigerants, low-noise components an
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05/19/2020
1200V SiC MOSFET Targets Industrial and Automotive Market
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced the release ofthe new 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) aSiC MOSFET technology platform. Specifically targeting the industrial and automotive market, this next-generation technology will enable customers to achieve higher levels of efficiency and power density co
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05/19/2020
Lighting Transformer Series for Low-Voltage Lighting Systems
Signal Transformer announces their latest product offering for the lighting industry, the Lighting Transformer (LT) Series. The compact LT Transformer components offer Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) outputs designed for industries and OEM installations of landscape, track, recessed and LED lighting, as well as secu
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05/19/2020
A Theoretical Boost to Nano-Scale Devices

The newly developed formalism and QFL splitting analysis led to new ways of characterizing extremely scaled-down semiconductor devices and the technology computer-aided design (TCAD) of next- generation nano-electronic/energy/bio devices.

Semiconductor companies are struggling to develop devices that are mere nanometers in size, and much of the challenge lies in being able to more accurately describe the underlying physics at that nano-scale. But a new computational approach that has been in the works for a decade could break down these barriers. Devices using sem
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05/18/2020
Cost-Optimized 1 Amp POL Converters with 6~36 Input Range
TRACO Power's new TSR 1E non-isolated / point-of-load DC/DC converters consist of the two most common input /output combinations and are specifically designed to offer a low-cost solution while maintaining a high-quality standard The two cost-optimized models are the TSR 1-2433E (6~36Vin / 3.3 Vout @1A) and the T
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05/18/2020
Intervalley Transitions can Boost Valleytronic Technology

Image shows intervalley exciton light emission from monolayer WSe2. Monolayer WSe2 consists of a two-dimensional array of tungsten atoms (cyan balls) and selenium atoms (yellow balls).

An international research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has observed light emission from a new type of transition between electronic valleys, known as intervalley transmissions. The research provides a new way to read out valley information, potentially leading to new ty
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05/17/2020
Alloy Powder Material Optimizes Inductor Performance
Micrometals introduces new SenMax Alloy Powder material specifically formulated to optimize inductor performance parameters for demanding power applications. Micrometals has released a new proprietary formulation of distributed gap alloy powder core called SenMax. This new material is an advanced formulati
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05/14/2020
TE Connectivity's Fluid Property Sensor, In Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., is now stocking the new Fluid Property Sensor (FPS) from TE Connectivity's Sensor Solutions. This is a fluid property sensor that will directly and simultaneously measure the viscosity, density, dielectric constant and temperature of oil and other fluids. Relying on patented tuning fork technology, the
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05/14/2020
1200A ChiP-set Enables High-Performance AI Accelerator Cards
Vicor Corporation announced a ChiP-set for high performance GPU, CPU, and ASIC ("XPU") processors powered directly from 48V. A driver, MCD4609, and a pair of MCM4609 current multiplier modules supply up to 650A continuous and 1,200A peak. Owing to their small footprint and low profile (45.7 x 8.6 x 3.2mm), current mul
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05/14/2020
Industry-First Standard Detector for Security CT Apps
Detection Technology unveiled the industry's first off-the-shelf detector subsystem for security CT (computed tomography) applications. The plug-and-play-type subsystem, branded as Aurora CT, includes ready-made, multislice detector boards and a data acquisition system (DAS). Aurora CT speeds up time-to-market and
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05/13/2020
Chassis and Board Mount Line Expansion Features Power Boost
CUI Inc. announced the addition of nine power supply series to its ac-dc product family. The PSK-S12B, PSK-S25B, PSK-S60B, VOF-S12B, VOF-S25B, VOF-S60B, VOF-S12C, VOF-S25C and VOF-S60C offer 12 to 60 W of continuous power in chassis and board mount packages. These ac-dc power supplies have been designed for a
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05/12/2020
Alliance Provides UAS Inspection Services for Texas
Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (TEC) and Exelon Clearsight, LLC (Exelon Clearsight) announced they have formed a partnership to bring advanced UAS (drone), robot, and software enabled inspections to utilities in Texas. Under the agreement, TEC will have exclusive rights to sell Exelon Clearsight's services to
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05/12/2020
SBC has 16 PCIe Lanes to Alleviate Processing Bottlenecks
Aitech has released its latest security-enabled SBC (single board computer) that features up to 16 lanes of PCIe to handle increased data processing requirements, while protecting the board from data attacks and cyber threats.  The new C878 is a 3U VPX board that provides Intel Xeon D level processing in a
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05/12/2020
Silicon Labs SoCs, Now at Mouser, Deliver Secure Performance
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the latest Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) families from Silicon Labs. The new SoCs are highly energy efficient, delivering exceptional battery life for a range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Silicon Labs EFR32BG22 (BG22) SoCs are single-chip so
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05/11/2020
2W DC/DC Converter Boosts Industrial Range
Flex Power Modules has extended its range of miniature isolated DC/DC converters aimed at industrial applications with the introduction of the PUB-2B series. Available in single or dual output options, the high-performance unregulated modules provide an output power of up to 2 W with no minimum load required. H
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05/07/2020
Dialight's GRP LED Linear Receives Zone 1 Certification
  Dialight Group's new SafeSite Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) linear light has now been certified for use in ATEX Zone I Hazardous Areas. Already certified for use in Zone 2 Hazardous Areas at the product's launch in October, the enhanced certification for the rugged new fitting  opens up the
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05/06/2020
Microcontroller Family Enables Real-Time Control
As the Internet of Things (IoT) delivers greater connectivity for industrial and home applications and as connected vehicles enhance cabin and operational features, higher-performance microcontrollers are required for better real-time control as well as to enable enhanced human machine interface applications. Mi
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05/05/2020
250/450W Power Supply for Healthcare and ITE Applications
XP Power announces the new ECH450 series of compact, high efficiency power supplies available in open frame or a range of enclosed formats. Delivering 250W when convection cooled and the full 450W when force cooled, or when using the enclosed versions with an integral fan, the ECH450 series offers class B conducted &a
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05/05/2020
JEDEC-Compliant Temperature Sensor for DDR5 Memory Modules
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a new precision temperature sensor, the TS5111, targeting DDR5 memory modules as well as a host of other applications such as solid-state disks (SSDs), computing motherboards, and communications equipment that require accurate, real-time temperature monitoring. The new JE
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05/05/2020
Power Is in the Air

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Figure 1 – CISPR 25 Class 5 Initial Testing 100 KHz to 30 MHz

Recently, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC or "Qi") technology won the technology battle and is now the low power standard for handsets. This fact was further cemented with implementation of the Qi technology by all leading worldwide handset makers. Car models, with wireless charging available, is now at
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05/04/2020
DC Power Supplies for Industrial Control and Automation

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Figure 1. 24 Vdc power supplies are very versatile in that they are compatible with most control system components

Industrial control panels can, and sometimes do, use many different power and control voltages ranging from 480 Vac down to 24 Vac, and 110 Vdc down to 5 Vdc, with occasional designs using voltages outside these ranges. We've previously written about power distribution for control panels gen
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05/04/2020
Best Practices for Powering USB4

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Figure 1: USB Cable Plug Form Factors

The power landscape is getting simpler with industry convergence on USB Power Delivery (PD) standards, and with good implementations USB4 can continue that trend. Ensuring the best possible charging experience across multiple new use cases will depend on several application design decisions. The main purpose o
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05/04/2020
UPS with Industrial Size Protection in Compact Form Factor
As part of its strategy to ensure customers of total protection from unexpected power disruptions, Emerson has introduced the SolaHD SSW Mini-Tower Line-Interactive UPS. Available in capacities from 700VA to 1440VA, the SolaHD SSW represents a highly economical choice for preventing costly damage to IT and automation eq
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05/04/2020
RRC Portable Power Solution Shipping from Sager Electronics
Sager Electronics is now stocking RRC Power Solution's complete portable power solution for medical and industrial designs. RRC offers a complete portable power solution, including power management modules, battery chargers, standard battery packs and accessories. RRC Power Solutions' standard batteries are approve
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05/04/2020
High-Voltage Aluminum Capacitors Increase Design Flexibility
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced two new series of Automotive Grade, surface-mount aluminum electrolytic capacitors that combine high voltages up to 450 V with operating temperatures up to +125 °C and useful life up to 6,000 hours for automotive and industrial applications. The high voltage range of
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05/04/2020
Monolithic 65 V, 8 A Step-Down Regulators with Fast Transient Response

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Figure 1. 12 V, 8 A application using LT8645S at 400 kHz

The LT8645S and LT8646S are 65 V synchronous step-down monolithic regulators capable of supporting 8 A outputs. Their Silent Switcher 2 architecture enables exceptional EMI performance regardless of layout. The LT8646S features RC external compensation to optimize transient responses. Wide In
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05/03/2020
5 Home IoT Devices that would Benefit from e-Paper Displays

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E-paper brings several benefits to home IoT systems, enabling them to display information to the user that can be seen in ambient light using minimal power.  What's more, the technology can display in color (yellow and red), enabling the delivery of eye-catching alerts. Here we look at five of the be
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05/03/2020
Solar Inverter Design

Figure 1: Replacing a SJ with a SiC MOSFET, switching loss decreases significantly

Due to the ever-increasing demand for a clean and renewable source of energy, installing solar systems has accelerated significantly in the last decade. Contemporary solar applications require very highly efficient, power-dense and lightweight grid-tied inverters. Traditionally, IGBT has been the device of
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05/03/2020
Protect Industrial IoT Equipment with PTC Resettable Fuses

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Figure 1. Typical PTC and ESD USB 3.0/3.1 application

PTC resettable fuses can open electric circuits during fault events like one-time fuses, but are resettable, allowing them to achieve longer use over the product's lifetime. Each PTC fuse consists of a positive temperature coefficient material whose internal resistance increases exponentially with an increase in
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05/03/2020