Industrial

January 2021
24Vdc 20A DIN Rail Mount Buffer Module has Narrow 49mm Width
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda DBM20 DIN rail mount 24V 20A buffer module. The buffer module is ideal for providing short term hold-up or peak power for loads connected to a 24Vdc output AC-DC power supply. It can supply an additional 250ms hold-up at 448W output power, or 2s with a
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01/28/2021
300W 10:1 DC Input Range Converter Offers >92% Efficiency
Murata announced a new 300 W chassis mount ultra-wide 10:1 DC input range converter with patented inrush current control topology and high efficiency >92% from Murata Power Solutions. The IRV300 is a fit-and-forget module designed for harsh operating environments in railway and industrial applications. It
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01/28/2021
Entry-Line MCU Group for Space-Constrained Applications
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the expansion of its 32-bit RA2 Series microcontrollers (MCUs) with 48 new RA2E1 Group MCUs. Based on the 48-MHz Arm Cortex-M23 core, the RA2E1 MCUs are entry-line, single-chip devices with up to 128-KB code flash and 16-KB SRAM memory.   The RA2E1 Group MCUs support a
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01/28/2021
High-Voltage Axial Leaded Resistors Rated Up To 8KV
Engineers face challenges when designing electronics that require a high-voltage axial leaded resistor because of limited options and high cost. Stackpole's HVA series axial leaded high voltage resistors provide high voltage handling in a cost effective, compact thru-hole package. The RoHS compliant and ha
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01/28/2021
Innovating Power Delivery Networks
Every electronic piece of equipment or system has a power delivery network (PDN) made up of cables, bus bars, connectors, circuit board copper power planes and AC-to-DC and DC-to-DC converters and regulators. Governing the performance of a PDN is its overall architecture, such as the use of AC or DC voltage di
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01/28/2021
750 W ACC750 / MCC750 AC-DC Convection Cooled Power Supplies
Bel Power Solutions announced the ACC750 (industrial) and MCC750 (medical) Series of convection cooled power supplies which are available in a couple of single output voltages. The natural convection cooling operation (without a fan) is particularly suitable for environments sensitive to acoustical noise. The ACC/MCC750
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01/27/2021
Updated SolaHD Surge Protective Devices and Power Filters
Emerson's SolaHD surge protective devices and power filters begin a new chapter with the introduction of several upgraded versions that give users more ways to prevent damage to mission-critical electronics driving the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) within their facilities. Each of the new SolaHD d
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01/27/2021
250W Weatherproof AC-DC Power Supply for Industrial Uses
Calex Manufacturing Company, Inc. announces the 250-Watt LHC Series AC-DC power supply. The ruggedized, weatherproof enclosure and thermal design allow the power supply to be deployed in severe conditions. The LHC Series was specifically designed to operate in the most demanding weather conditions, and for use in
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01/26/2021
24 V Dual-Channel Gate Driver with Integrated Thermal Pad
Infineon Technologies broadens its EiceDRIVER portfolio with the new 24 V dual-channel low side gate driver with an integrated thermal pad. It can be operated with high switching frequencies as well as highest peak output currents and offers an enable function. The gate driver is suitable for applications with hi
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01/25/2021
10:1 Ratio DC-DC Converters in Half-, Quarter-Brick Footprint
Murata announced two new ultra-wide 10:1 ratio DC-DC converters, the 250W IRH-W80 half-brick and the 150W IRQ-W80 quarter-brick from Murata Power Solutions. Both high power density modules feature efficiency levels above 91 percent with a 16 – 160 Vdc input voltage range.  The 250W IRH-W80 and 150W
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01/22/2021
Triple Pump Pressure Testing Controller System
High Pressure Equipment Company (HiP), a subsidiary of Graco Inc., introduces new triple pump models for its PT2020 Automated Pressure Testing Controller System for air-driven high pressure hydraulic pumps. The first-of-its-kind triple pump PT2020 controller is designed to provide automated pressure control fo
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01/21/2021
Sager Electronics Offers SL Power's 300W Power Supply
Sager Electronics is now stocking SL Power’s GU300 300W single-output, open-frame power supplies. SL Power’s GU300 series are medical power supplies with digital control and monitoring for more precise in-system operation. SL Power GU300 features a screwless design with no top-side heatsink, allowing for a mor
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01/20/2021
General-Purpose 64-Bit MPUs w/ Latest Arm Cortex-A55
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the expansion of its RZ/G2 general-purpose 64-bit microprocessors (MPUs), delivering improved AI processing for a wide range of applications. The expanded product lineup includes three new entry-level MPU models built around the latest Arm Cortex-A55 core: The RZ/G2L, RZ/G2L
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01/19/2021
Axial Leaded Resistors Offer High Pulse Voltage Capability
For applications that require an axial leaded pulse handling resistor, there are a few options. Wirewound resistors are a good option for low voltage pulses but will be inductive and costly for higher resistance values. Carbon composition resistors have excellent energy handling and low inductance but poor environmenta
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01/19/2021
20 Watt DC/DC Converter for Railway, Ruggedized Applications
TRACO POWER announces their new THN 20WIR series of 20 watt high-density DC/DC Converters in the industry standard 1” x 1” footprint which has been qualified for railway and rugged industrial applications with EN 50155 and EN 61373 certifications and IEC /EN /UL 62368-1 approvals. The THN 20WIR series of ru
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01/18/2021
Fast-Recovery AEC-Q Rectifiers w/ Best-in-Class Performance
Taiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of the RS2x family of fast recovery rectifiers. These 2A-rated diodes are available with reverse voltage ratings of 200V and 1 KV, each available in either SOD-128 or Thin SMA package. These two surface mount packages align with standard pc-board solder pads fa
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01/18/2021
Artificial Intelligence Beats us in Chess, not in Memory

The brain strategy for storing memories may lead to imperfect memories, but in turn, allows it to store more memories, and with less hassle than AI.

In the last decades, Artificial Intelligence has shown to be very good at achieving exceptional goals in several fields. Chess is one of them: in 1996, for the first time, the computer Deep Blue beat a human player, chess champion Garry Kasparov. A new piece of research shows now that the brain strategy for st
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01/18/2021
PSDcast – A Wireless Battery Management System

Karl-Heinz Steinmetz, who leads TI’s hybrid and electric vehicle and powertrain sector team

Electric vehicles rely on battery management systems to maximize their power, range, and efficiency. Every battery cell in the EV has to be wired to a BMS, and since more cells means a higher charge capacity – leading to a longer electric range – manufacturers pack as cells in there as they can. And that ma
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01/15/2021
125°C Operation Compatible EEPROMs Extend Service Life
ROHM’s newly introduced 125°C operation compatible I2C bus EEPROMs, BR24H-5AC series, targets applications that require data storage under harsh environments, such as factory settings for onboard cameras and sensors, airbag operating history, and data logging for always-on operating industrial automation sy
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01/14/2021
48 V – 6 V LLC Module Family for High-Density Computing
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) announced the launch of a new family of 48 V – 6V digital DC-DC power modules for 48 V Data Center Solutions, utilizing eGaN transistors from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Corporation. These power modules target applications for high density computing and data centers, ar
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01/14/2021
TDK-Lambda 500W AC/DC Power Modules Shipping from Sager
Sager Electronics is now stocking TDK-Lambda’s PFH500F Conduction Cooled 500W AC/DC Power Modules.   The PFH500F Series is a high density and high efficiency AC/DC power module that comes in a compact 4” x 2.4” brick footprint. It’s rated at 500W and operates from 85 to 265 VAC input. The series is s
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01/06/2021
USB Type-C Power Management Design for Portable Devices

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Figure 1: O-Ring Circuit

Among the many benefits of USB Type-C connectors are their small size, easy-to-use features, and versatility. USB Type-C (also called USB-C) can support multiple protocols, such as USB 3.1, DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB PD. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) released guidelines for USB Type-C called USB Type-C Ca
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01/04/2021
Stretching Diamond for Next-Generation Microelectronics

Stretching of microfabricated diamonds pave ways for applications in next-generation microelectronics.

Diamond is the hardest material in nature. But out of many expectations, it also has great potential as an excellent electronic material. A joint research team led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has demonstrated for the first time the large, uniform tensile elastic straining of microfabricated diamond a
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Date:
01/01/2021