Industrial

May 2023
Flex Power Modules Boosts Quarter Brick DC/DC Power Rating to 1600 W Continuous, 2320 W Peak

Flex Power Modules Boosts Quarter Brick DC/DC Power Rating to 1600 W Continuous, 2320 W Peak

­Flex Power Modules introduces a new device to their range of quarter brick non-isolated DC/DC converters that takes power densities to new levels. The BMR351 has a 40-60 V input range and a delivers a non-isolated but fully regulated output of 12.2 V nominal. Rated output current is 136 A continuous (1600 W m
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Date:
05/25/2023

PowiGaN 900 V-Rated InnoSwitch3-EP Delivers 100 W for Industrial Applications

PowiGaN 900 V-Rated InnoSwitch3-EP Delivers 100 W for Industrial Applications

­The versatile InnoSwitch3-EP flyback switcher IC family offers a wide range of voltage rating options, making design easy by allowing engineers to select the best switching technology for their application. The newest additions to the family feature 900 V gallium-nitride (GaN) technology, delivering up to 10
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Date:
05/25/2023
Long-Reaching USB 3.2 Compatible Reclocker/Redriver Devices for Automotive and Industrial Applications

Long-Reaching USB 3.2 Compatible Reclocker/Redriver Devices for Automotive and Industrial Applications

­The standard universal serial bus or USB connection is an industry mainstay that transfers data between two devices. The increase of adding electronic components to applications across the automotive, industrial and consumer industries has spurred the need for far-reaching USB cabling products. To provide lo
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Date:
05/25/2023
Microchip Releases Updated Programmer and Debugger Development Tools

Microchip Releases Updated Programmer and Debugger Development Tools

­As programming and debugging continue to be vital—and manually time consuming—processes for embedded designers, Microchip Technology has launched two tools offering fast, affordable and convenient solutions. The new MPLAB® ICD 5 and MPLAB PICkit™ 5 in-circuit debuggers/programmers bot
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Date:
05/19/2023
Navitas' Next-gen SiC Power Semis Adopted in Industrial Chargers from Exide Technologies

Navitas' Next-gen SiC Power Semis Adopted in Industrial Chargers from Exide Technologies

­Navitas Semiconductor announced that Exide Technologies’ next-generation, high-frequency fast chargers for industrial material handling equipment have adopted new, leading-edge GeneSiC power semiconductors to ensure reliability, safety, ease-of-use and optimal charging. Exide Technologies is a lead
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Date:
05/18/2023
Murata Successfully Raises Capacitance Per Unit Area Benchmark with Industry-Leading 10μF MLCCs

Murata Successfully Raises Capacitance Per Unit Area Benchmark with Industry-Leading 10μF MLCCs

­Leading electronics manufacturer Murata continues to position itself at the forefront of passive technology. Through its latest multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) introduction, the company is addressing the growing need for components that have elevated capacitance levels combined with miniaturized form fa
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Date:
05/18/2023
Mouser Now Shipping the Microchip Technology WBZ451 Curiosity Board for Prototyping Wireless Applications

Mouser Now Shipping the Microchip Technology WBZ451 Curiosity Board for Prototyping Wireless Applications

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the WBZ451 Curiosity Board from Microchip Technology. The WBZ451 Curiosity Board provides engineers with an efficient and versatile development platform for prototyping wireless lighting, industrial automation, smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.  The Microchip
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Date:
05/18/2023
SEGGER Adds 64-bit Support to Embedded Studio for Arm Cores

SEGGER Adds 64-bit Support to Embedded Studio for Arm Cores

­The latest release of Embedded Studio, SEGGER’s all-in-one IDE solution for building embedded applications now comes with support for ARMv8-A CPUs, such as Cortex-A53, Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A72. With a similar look and feel on all platforms and fully portable projects, developers enjoy efficient developme
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Date:
05/18/2023
PSDcast – Recharging Drones that are Permanently Deployed

WiBotic’s co-founder and CEO Ben Waters

­WiBotic, which deals in charging and power optimization solutions for aerospace and industrial robots, has released an autonomous charging platform with integrated wireless data offload & transfer capabilities. On the line to discuss the PowerPad Pro is WiBotic’s co-founder and CEO Ben Waters.
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Date:
05/18/2023
New Long-Reaching USB 3.2 Compatible Reclocker/Redriver Devices for Automotive and Industrial Applications

New Long-Reaching USB 3.2 Compatible Reclocker/Redriver Devices for Automotive and Industrial Applications

­The standard universal serial bus or USB connection is an industry mainstay that transfers data between two devices. The increase of adding electronic components to applications across the automotive, industrial and consumer industries has spurred the need for far-reaching USB cabling products. To provide lo
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Date:
05/17/2023
Compact Battery Management System with Advanced Software Features for Industrial Applications and Low Voltage Electric Vehicles

The new c-BMS24X Battery Management System (BMS) from Sensata Technologies' battery management brand, Lithium Balance, enables improvements in vehicle range, uptime and battery health and performance in industrial applications, low voltage electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

­Sensata Technologies announced the launch of the c-BMS24X, a new compact Battery Management System (BMS) that addresses the latest market needs for industrial applications, low voltage electric vehicles and energy storage systems. The c-BMS24X uses advanced software functionality that enab
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Date:
05/17/2023
­Introduction Effective galvanic isolation is crucial in high-voltage applications to prevent unwanted leakage currents from flowing between two parts of a system with different ground potentials (GPD) [1]. As depicted in Figure 1 (left), the DC return current from the input to the output can cause a potentia
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Date:
05/14/2023
­1 watt DC/DC converters with 480 VAC isolation voltage

TRACO POWER’s new TRI 1 and TRI 1SM

  The core characteristic of the TRI 1(SM) series is a sophisticated reinforced isolation system which is able to withstand high test voltages (8000 VDC for 1s and 3000 VAC for 60s) and working voltages (480 VACrms). Efficiencies up to 84% allow safe operation from –40°C to +85°C without derating.
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Date:
05/10/2023
Arrow Electronics, Nexperia, and Yageo Unveil 4kW GaN Power Supply Reference Design

Arrow Electronics, Nexperia, and Yageo Unveil 4kW GaN Power Supply Reference Design

­Arrow Electronics, working with franchised suppliers Nexperia and Yageo, has completed an AC/DC power supply (PSU) reference design to unleash gallium nitride (GaN) efficiency and power-density advantages in applications up to 4kW. The reference design is available with complete supporting documentation including bil
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Date:
05/10/2023
Inline Fuse Holder Series Offers Easier Installation, Saves PC Board Space

Inline Fuse Holder Series Offers Easier Installation, Saves PC Board Space

­Littelfuse, Inc. announced the latest release of the 150520 Series Inline Fuse Holders product line. The latest 150520 Series Inline Fuse Holders are rated 600 VAC/VDC voltage at 20 amps in a 5x20 mm size. These convenient inline fuses are ideal for applications requiring supplemental circuit pr
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Date:
05/10/2023
Toshiba's Advanced Digital Isolators Deliver High-Speed Multi-Channel Operation

Toshiba's Advanced Digital Isolators Deliver High-Speed Multi-Channel Operation

­Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH has just introduced its DCL54xx01 series of digital isolators for ensuring stable high-speed digital communications even in the toughest factory floor environments. The isolators serve to provide protection against the powerful voltage pulses that are endemic in the industrial wo
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Date:
05/10/2023
Multilevel Topology Reference Demo Addresses 850 VDC Applications with 650V GaN Fulfilling EV and Industrial Requirements

Multilevel Topology Reference Demo Addresses 850 VDC Applications with 650V GaN Fulfilling EV and Industrial Requirements

­Innoscience Technology has collaborated with the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) to deliver a reference demo that employs Innoscience’s 650V InnoGaN HEMT devices in a multilevel topology to address 850VDC applications such as e-mobility motor drivers, solar and industrial inverters, EV fast chargers, an
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Date:
05/10/2023
Simulation Model of Industry's First 1200 V GaN-on-Sapphire Device Released by Transphorm

Simulation Model of Industry's First 1200 V GaN-on-Sapphire Device Released by Transphorm

­Transphorm, Inc. announced availability of its 1200 V FET simulation model and preliminary datasheet. The TP120H070WS FET is the only 1200 V GaN-on-Sapphire power semiconductor introduced to date, making its model the first of its kind. Its release indicates Transphorm’s ability to support future au
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Date:
05/10/2023
650 V MPS SiC Diodes Deliver Highest Efficiency and Superior Robustness for Data Center, Industrial, Solar, and TV

650 V MPS SiC Diodes Deliver Highest Efficiency and Superior Robustness for Data Center, Industrial, Solar, and TV

Navitas Semiconductor announces the fifth generation of high-speed GeneSiC silicon carbide (SiC) power diodes for demanding data center, industrial motor-drive, solar and consumer applications. The 650 V-rated Merged-PiN Schottky (MPS™) diodes integrate a unique PiN-Schottky structure, delivering ‘low-bu
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Date:
05/10/2023
Infineon Launches CoolGaN 600 V GIT HEMT Portfolio, Delivering Exceptional Performance and Quality, in Full Supply

Infineon Launches CoolGaN 600 V GIT HEMT Portfolio, Delivering Exceptional Performance and Quality, in Full Supply

­Infineon Technologies AG has successfully integrated the CoolGaN 600 V hybrid-drain-embedded gate injection transistor (HD-GIT) technology into its in-house manufacturing. The company is now releasing the complete portfolio of its high-quality GaN devices to the broader market. Taking advantage of Infineon’s fu
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Date:
05/05/2023
1 Watt SIP or SMD Converter

1 Watt SIP or SMD Converter

­TRACO POWER announces their new TRI 1 (SIP-8) and TRI 1SM (SMD-14) families of 1 watt high isolation and regulated DC/DC Converters for industrial, transportation and instrumentation applications. Both SIP and SMD Families feature: • TRI 1 (SIP-8 models) offer 5 / 12 / 15V outputs  • TRI 1SM (SMD-14 mo
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Date:
05/05/2023
Smallest and Lightest Mixed Layout Gecko-MT Connectors from Harwin Available Through Powell Electronics

Smallest and Lightest Mixed Layout Gecko-MT Connectors from Harwin Available Through Powell Electronics

­Harwin’s range of Gecko-MT 1.25mm pitch mixed layout connectors is in stock at Powell Electronics, the supplier of connectors and more for high-rel applications including defence, aerospace and industrial. Gecko-MT connectors are the smallest and lightest mixed-layout connectors currently available fo
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Date:
05/04/2023
Detection Technology Launches High-Resolution and High-Speed TDI-Cameras to Enhance In-Line Battery Inspection

Detection Technology Launches High-Resolution and High-Speed TDI-Cameras to Enhance In-Line Battery Inspection

­Detection Technology is broadening its LDA (linear detector array) offering that is based on TDI (time delay integration) technology to enhance in-line battery inspection. The company has launched X-Scan T02 cameras, which come with unique high-resolution, high-speed CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) se
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Date:
05/04/2023
Infineon's Highly Integrated new Wireless Power Transmitter IC is Ideal for Charging Applications up to 50 W

Infineon's Highly Integrated new Wireless Power Transmitter IC is Ideal for Charging Applications up to 50 W

­Wireless charging has become an integral part of the modern battery-powered world, providing a streamlined and user-friendly experience for portable products across a wide range of industries. With the WLC1150 wireless charging transmitter IC, Infineon Technologies AG expands its portfolio of wireless charging (W
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Date:
05/04/2023
New Toolchain and Software Package from STMicroelectronics Ease Development of Edge Processing with Intelligent Inertial Sensors

New Toolchain and Software Package from STMicroelectronics Ease Development of Edge Processing with Intelligent Inertial Sensors

­STMicroelectronics has released a toolchain and accompanying software package for programming the intelligent sensor processing unit (ISPU) embedded in the latest-generation intelligent MEMS IMUs, ISM330IS and LSM6DSO16IS. The toolchain and software help employ the ISPU to handle motion-related wo
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Date:
05/03/2023
Dialight Expands Upon Best-In-Class ProSite Floodlight Series with High Mast Model

Dialight Expands Upon Best-In-Class ProSite Floodlight Series with High Mast Model

­Dialight launched the ProSite High Mast, an extension of its highly popular ProSite Floodlight series. This new model is precision engineered to support mounting heights of up to 130 feet for a variety of outdoor industrial applications, including: airports, container yards, rail yards, product stockpiles, tr
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Date:
05/03/2023
Mouser Electronics and Navitas Semiconductor Announce Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics and Navitas Semiconductor Announce Global Distribution Agreement

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., announces a global distribution agreement with Navitas Semiconductor, the only pure-play, next-generation power semiconductor company and industry leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power ICs and silicon carbide (SiC) technology. According to the agreement, Mouser will offer customers Na
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Date:
05/03/2023
SMD Resettable PPTCs Series Created for High-Voltage Applications

SMD Resettable PPTCs Series Created for High-Voltage Applications

­Littelfuse, Inc. announced the release of the 3425L Series SMD resettable PPTCs (Polymeric Positive Temperature Coefficient) overcurrent circuit protection devices. The latest 3425L Series SMD PPTCs is an extension of the Littelfuse PolySwitch® family of resettable overcurrent protectio
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Date:
05/02/2023
PassThru Boost Controller for High Efficiency, Fast Transient Response Automotive and Industrial Supplies

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Figure 1. Electrical schematic of the boost converter based on LTC7804 with VIN 6 V to 20 V and VOUT 24 V at 6 A

­Boost power supply topology is increasingly popular in automotive and industrial electronics. A significant number of systems require a stable input rail where the upstream supply rail voltage can change significantly. Boost converters can be used to significantly increase application versatility. They enable ne
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Date:
05/01/2023
Reliability and Performance for Motor Control Encoders

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Figure 1: Using RS-485 to interface between the absolute encoder slave to servo drive master for closed-loop control of an ac motor

­The primary purpose of a motor control encoder is to measure angular position and speed measurement. Figure 1 shows a motor control signal chain using RS-485 transceivers and microprocessor to interface between the absolute encoder (ABSencoder) slave and industrial servo drive master for closed-loop control of
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Date:
05/01/2023
Robust Power, Communication, and Safety for Automation

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Figure 1: An M23 cordset showing a 23 mm receptacle with a female 8-pole insert (Image source: Molex)

­Industrial automation has transformed the modern factory. Communication is now just as important as the electricity used for the drives and servo motors of the large machines that manufacture goods, and safety is critical as humans and robots work close together. The challenge for the automation engineer is se
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Date:
05/01/2023
Enhancing Motor Performance in Demanding Systems with Advanced Current Sensing

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Figure 1: Electrification is affecting many different facets of our world – but the biggest and most visible impact may be in the area of vehicles - electric cars, buses, trucks and even bicycles

­One of the best ways to address motor-control circuit optimization is with advanced current-sensing solutions. We live in a time of disruptive growth, as new technologies are both benefiting and challenging society, with advances ranging from alternate energy systems to wide-bandgap semiconductors. One as
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Date:
05/01/2023
The Role of IGBTs in Increasing Motor Drive Efficiency

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Figure 1: Illustrates a typical motor drive design that has a Power Factor Correction (PFC) input rectifier

­Designs using motor drives, such as for electric vehicles, pumps, and fans, are being pushed to reduce the overall costs as well as decrease energy consumption in these same electric motor applications. Therefore, the selection of highly efficient devices for electric motors and their drives, and making sure ea
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Date:
05/01/2023
Advanced Gate Driver ICs for Robust, Higher Density Industrial Power Supplies

Courtesy of Infineon

­Safely achieving increasingly higher power densities in compact form factors is among the goals for today’s switch mode power supply (SMPS) designs used in industrial and other applications. To meet these goals, all aspects of the design must be considered. This includes: a totem-pole power factor correction (P
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Date:
05/01/2023
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