Industrial

December 2020
Ultra compact 12 Watt DC/DC converters for industrial use
The design purpose of these series was to miniaturized low power DC/DC converters to the maximum without sacrificing high efficiency. They solidify the new standard for power density with 3,61 W/cm3 and effectively double the power density compared to 12 Watt converters in DIP-24 package. The TEL 12 and TEL 12WI off
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12/28/2020
Stewart Connector Expands Cable Applied Connector Series
Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, expands the SealJack Cable Applied Connector series to support Cat 6a applications. The SealJack Cable Applied Connector series now supports Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a performance levels through IP67 plug kits, cable assemblies, and cable applied jacks. The SealJack Cable App
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12/21/2020
Rugged 14 to 110 GHz Waveguide Horn Antenna

The model DRH110 waveguide horn antenna from Impulse Technologies and developer RF SPIN features a broad 14-to-110-GHz frequency range, accessible at a 1.0-mm female coaxial connector.

Wireless technologies are consuming increasing amounts of frequency bandwidth, requiring electronic systems and their components to reach higher in frequencies. One of the key components for transmission and reception of high-frequency signals and for testing at high frequencies is the antenna. The newest wave
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12/21/2020
PSDcast – Predictions for 2021

GaN Systems' Director of Business Development, Julian Styles.

Since we’re always looking towards the future, we thought it’d be fun to try our hand at a few predictions for what we hope will be a far less catastrophic year. And to help with that, we’ve got our old friends at GaN Systems.
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12/21/2020
Operational Amplifier for Consumer and Industrial Equipment
ROHM announced the availability of a two-channel, high-speed, ground sense CMOS operational amplifier (op amp), BD77502FVM, optimized for consumer and industrial equipment requiring high-speed sensing – such as industrial measurement and control systems.  The proliferation of the Internet of Things (I
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12/18/2020
High-Temp Thermoelectric Cooler Maintains Peak Performance
By combining image-processing and pattern-recognition techniques, machine vision systems provide advanced inspection within quality control, robotics and wire bonding. Artificial intelligence (facial recognition) and object recognition for next generation vehicles are other emerging applications utilizing this evolvi
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12/18/2020
Russelectric Offers Customized Switchgear Simulators
Russelectric, A Siemens Business, announces the availability of Switchgear Simulators designed to train personnel on automatic and manual operation of Russelectric switchgear.  Customized to mimic the operation of the customer’s Russelectric switchgear/system, Russelectric simulators are ideal for famili
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12/18/2020
Thick Film Chips Offer Low Thermal Resistance
Industrial and commercial power electronics demand robust resistor performance. When high stability and low thermal resistance are important, standard chip resistors may not be the best solution. Chip resistors with reverse geometry provide terminations on the long sides of the chip, as opposed to the short
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12/17/2020
Easy-to-Use, Small Footprint Gate Driver for Fast Design-Ins
Infineon Technologies AG adds a new generation to its most versatile and simple to use EiceDRIVER 1ED Compact isolated gate driver family: the X3 Compact (1ED31xx) family. This gate driver provides separate output options together with active shutdown and short circuit clamping in DSO-8 300 mil package. The ac
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12/16/2020
Coaxial Connector Reduces Design Time
Hirose has expanded its compact coaxial connector offering to include a 75 Ohm, 4K/UHD transmission connector that enables internal wiring of equipment. The D.FL75 Series supports 12G-SDI standard and SMPTE ST 2082-1 in an industry leading space saving design that only requires 4.0 mm x 4.0mm printed circuit boa
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12/16/2020
Extended Pulse TVS for Heavy Duty Motor Circuit Protection
ProTek Devices has introduced a high-energy extended pulse transient voltage suppressor module ideal for heavy duty remote DC power supply, base station and microwave protection, military-grade power bus, and other similar circuit protection applications. The two modules from the company are the unidirectional PNH1275 a
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12/15/2020
First IP67 Waterproof Sensor for High-Humidity Environments
Renesas Electronics Corporation expanded its popular ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) sensor platform with the industry’s first software-configurableIP67-qualified waterproof option for IAQ applications operating in wet or dirty environments such as kitchens, bathrooms, and hospital rooms, where th
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12/15/2020
Parallel Memory Family Designed for Space Systems
To reduce the time, cost and risk of developing spaceflight-qualified systems, designers may start with Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) devices that can later be replaced by their space-qualified, radiation-tolerant equivalent parts available in plastic or ceramic packages featuring the same pinout distribution. Mi
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12/15/2020
Power Supplies with Highest Performance, Unique Flexibility
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. introduced its new Excelsys CoolX 3000 modular, configurable power platform.  Designed for a wide range of demanding medical and industrial applications, this 3000 W power supply platform delivers leading power density, provides unique flexibility, and features digital commu
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12/14/2020
80V Battery Charging Controller w/ Power Point Tracking
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced the LT8491 buck-boost battery charging controller that features Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), temperature compensation and I2C interface for telemetry and control. The device operates from input voltages above, below or equal to the regulated battery float voltage. The
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12/14/2020
PSDcast – Solving Range Anxiety with Charging Stations

Mark Henderson with EVBox

For your average driver to feel comfortable taking an EV for anything but a short commute, they have to know that the electric equivalent to a gas station is right around the corner – or wherever they might take a road trip.
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12/11/2020
Signal Transformer Announces HCTC/HCTI Design Kit Combo
Signal Transformer, a Bel group company, announces their High Current Toroidal Choke (HCTC) and High Current Toroidal (HCTI) Design Kit Combination. Featuring 16 of their most popular HCTC and HCTI Series components in a convenient compartmented case, the wide assortment supports power conversion engineers with a
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12/10/2020
USB Type-C Port Protector Offers Short Circuit Protection
Diodes Incorporated announced the automotive-compliant, AEC-Q100 qualified, and PPAP capable DPO2039DABQ 4-channel protection solution for USB Type-C ports. DPO2039DABQ is targeted for use in applications including automotive head units, rear seat entertainment units, and in-car charging. There has been incre
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12/10/2020
Advanced Energy Releases Remote Plasma Source Products
Advanced Energy announced the launch of its new MAXstream remote plasma source (RPS) product line for plasma cleaning of process chambers used in semiconductor device manufacturing. With offerings available across a broad operating range, the MAXstream line delivers higher power accuracy, best-in-class plasma igniti
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12/10/2020
Arm Cortex MCU Family for Industrial, IoT Applications
Renesas Electronics Corporation expanded its RA4 Series microcontrollers (MCUs) with the new 32-bit RA4M3 Group of MCUs. The RA4M3 MCUs boost operating performance up to 100 MHz using the Arm Cortex-M33 core based on Armv8-M architecture. Featuring industry-leading performance, Arm TrustZone technology, Renesas’ Se
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12/09/2020
First 4-Quadrant Silicon PIN Photodiode in SMT Package
The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the industry's first 4-quadrant silicon PIN photodiode in a standard surface-mount package, qualified for automotive applications. Combining high photo sensitivity with low 0.1 % crosstalk and virtually no tolerance between its segments, the Vis
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12/09/2020
400 W AC-DC Convection-Cooled Sealed Power Supplies
Bel Power Solutions, a Bel group company, announces the ABS400/MBS400 Series of convection cooled power supplies which are sealed and fully potted, offer IP66/67 ingress protection and fit 1U applications. These power supplies may be mounted for conduction or convection cooling and are rated at 300 W in still air
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12/08/2020
Extensive Range of High-Reliability External Antennas
AVX Corporation announces Ethertronics’ extensive range of high-performance, high-reliability external antennas designed to provide immediate, standardized solutions for a wide range of cross-market applications with challenging space, weight, and performance requirements. The nine antenna series offer a wide va
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12/07/2020
Toggle Switches Offer Space-Savings in Rugged Environments
C&K has expanded its toggle switch product family to include an illuminated version. Available in six different LED color options, the ILT Series delivers clear and distinct visual communication with users. The ILT Series saves valuable panel space by including the illumination mechanism within the switch, in
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12/07/2020
Electrolytic Capacitors Withstand 150°C and 80g Vibration
Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has expanded its line of high performance flat electrolytic capacitors with the NHR Series. Able to withstand operating temperatures from -55 °C to 150 °C, NHR capacitors are constructed with rectangular stainless-steel cases and laser-welded covers and have near-hermetic se
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12/07/2020
Power Supplies Offer Titanium Efficiency for Datacenters
Bel Power Solutions announced the TET1500 Series power supply for servers, routers, network switches and other high availability applications such as storage appliances. This Titanium efficiency 1500 W power supply converts standard AC or high-voltage DC (HVDC) into a main 12 Vdc output for powering intermediate bu
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12/04/2020
Automotive 40/60V MOSFETs are 100% Tested for Key Specs
Taiwan Semiconductor announces the introduction of the TQM… Family of single and dual N-channel automotive grade power MOSFETs. Offered with drain-to-source breakdown voltage (BVDSS) of either 40V or 60V, all of the 14 parts in this AEC-Q101 family feature a maximum operating temperature (Tj) of 175° C. And
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12/04/2020
Fans: Bearing the Strain of Cooling

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Figure 1: Typical cross-section of a sleeve bearing

All electronic systems produce heat to a greater or lesser extent. Thermal management is an essential task for all designers and, in many cases, they opt to use a fan to maintain a stream of cooling air over the hottest components. By doing so, reliability is increased for the components and the system. Maintaining te
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12/03/2020
Carbon Composition Resistors: Strengths and Weaknesses

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Figure 1: Carbon Composition Resistors

Carbon comps, as they are called, are now becoming scarcer. It is important to understand the technology behind the carbon comp as well as its strengths and weaknesses so that potential alternatives can be assessed. This document will explore the construction of carbon composition resistors and the performance be
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12/03/2020
Simple Power Backup Supply for a 3.3 V Rail

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Figure 1(a) and (b). Location of the blocking diode in the backup system schematic.

Data loss is a concern in telecom, industrial, and automotive applications where embedded systems require a dependable supply of power. Sudden power interruptions can corrupt data during read and write operations performed by hard drives and flash memory. Designers often use batteries, capacitors, and supercapacitors to
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12/02/2020
CRPS Power Supplies for Server and Networking Applications
Bel Power Solutions announced the PEC Series, a new series of power supplies that offers platinum level efficiency (up to 94 percent) for server, storage and networking applications. Based on the Common Redundant Power Supplies (CRPS) standard, the first models available in the PEC Series are the AC versions ra
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12/01/2020
Surface-Mount Reed Switches Offer Wider Sensitivity Range
Littelfuse, Inc. introduced the MITI-7 Series Ultra-Miniature Reed Switch, a Form A (single-pole, single-throw normally open or SPST-NO) switch that’s hermetically sealed in a 7-mm-long glass envelope. The MITI-7 Series offers sensitivity options ranging from 6 AT to 20 AT, far wider than existing magnetic sw
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Date:
12/01/2020