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Powerbox’s PQB-PHB-PFB300S series is specially designed eor microgrid, datacenters and industrial applications
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced a new range of high-voltage input DC/DC converters for microgrid, datacenters and industrial applications. Part of its industrial line, the new
Mouser Electronics, Inc., announced that it has received more than a dozen top business awards from its supplier partners for exemplary performance during 2016.
Suppliers cited many criteria for the honors, including double-digit sales growth, fastest introduction of new product introductions (NPIs),
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces the expansion of their ABC Series open-frame, AC-DC power supply portfolio to include the ultra-low profile ABC41 (industrial) and MBC41 (medical) Series, with an industry leading footprint of 3" x 2" x 0.75" (19 mm). Designed for
These 15 and 30 Watt AC/DC power supplies feature a reinforced double I/O isolation system according to latest medical safety standards IEC/EN/ES 60601-1 3rd edition for 2 x MOPP approved for an operating altitude of 5000 m. The earth leakage current is below 100 μA what makes the units suitable for BF (body
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Wio Tracker from Seeed Studio. The Wireless Input Output (Wio) Tracker is an open source gateway that allows for faster GPS solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) by tracking nearly any moving thing and uploading that data wirelessly.
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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- On Monday, August 21, North American power grids will be the subject of a celestial experiment: Now that there's lots of grid-connected solar power, what will happen when the sun abruptly vanishes? In California, Power Standards Lab has deployed precision grid instruments to observe the
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the MAX30004 biopotential analog front-end (AFE) from Maxim Integrated. The MAX30004 AFE is a single-channel biopotential heart-rate detection AFE solution for wearable medical applications, such as chest bands and single-lead wireless patches for heart rate monitoring.
In this episode of the PSDCast, we’re talking to Doble Engineering about space weather — more specifically, protecting transformers from geomagnetically-induced currents triggered by solar storms ...
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Digi XBee Cellular 3G global embedded modem. Designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) avoid time-consuming and expensive FCC and PTCRB end-device certifications, the modem enables engineers to quickly and easily integrate 3G (HSPA/GSM) with 2G fallback
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the LMX2594 wideband PLLatinum radio frequency (RF) synthesizer from Texas Instruments (TI). Part of TI’s
Candy cane supercapacitor.
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
Researchers at Queen Mary
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced an extension to its 220 EDLC ENYCAP series of electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting, power backup, and UPS power source applications. Available in power and energy versions
San Antonio, TX – The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) have announced the expansion of the popular Student Attendance Travel Support Program. Awarding up to $1,000 per student to cover a portion of their travel and conference expenses, the program has been expanded to
TTI, Inc., has announced the release of its new www.ttieurope.com website. The site is the latest TTI web property to undergo enhancement and conversion onto TTI’s new Web Content Management platform, following TTI Global, www.ttii.com,
Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology
Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology.
Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter are developing a pioneering new technique that could accelerate the widespread introduction of net-zero
Sensitized solar cells consisting of a molecular or solid-state sensitizer that serves to collect light and inject an electron into a substrate that favors their migration are among the most studied photovoltaic systems at present. Despite its importance in determining the potential of a photovoltaic device,
MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC5552, a double balanced mixer that features best-in-class wideband matching from 3GHz to 20GHz. The mixer can be used as an up- or downconverter. The LTC5552 is especially useful in
Just like every aspect of the electronics industry, rampant M&A activity has resulted in consolidation in the organizations offering test and measurement equipment. This is a sign of commoditization – the remaining players are operating in thinner margins. One of my good friends always says that in order
Some might say that Britain has been in a state of shock since the decision came to leave the EU just over a year ago. The Prime Minister who called the election has resigned, and his replacement, Theresa May, called a snap election that resulted in her Conservative party losing the slim majority that David
Figure 1. A 12-layer winding planar transformer incorporating primary and secondary windings using copper, FR4 material and two identical substrates.
There is a growing importance to improve industrial power supply electrical efficiencies that is being driven by environment and economic factors. Even a small efficiency enhancement can translate into energy reductions that lead to costs savings and more productive and, many times, more reliable and longer
Mouser Electronics, Inc., has entered into a global distribution agreement with ROBOTIS, a leading developer and manufacturer of modular robotics and specialized smart servos, industrial actuators, manipulators, open-source humanoid platforms and robotic development solutions.
The ROBOTIS portfolio,
Most of the nuclear reactions that drive the nucleosynthesis of the elements in our universe occur in very extreme stellar plasma conditions. This intense environment found in the deep interiors of stars has made it nearly impossible for scientists to perform nuclear measurements in these conditions - until
Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor
Opening Statements by Panel Moderator:
Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor
It was my distinct pleasure to chair a podium session at PCIM in Nuremburg Germany in May. The subject of the session was enabling next generation
Figure 1. Structure of a fire alarm system whose network for the fire detectors is based on a double ring topology. The audible alarms (sounders), on the other hand, operate in a star network topology.
Office blocks, hotels, airports, shopping malls: Buildings designed for large numbers of people must be equipped with automatic fire alarm systems. These are complex systems consisting of sensors, actuators, power supplies and data transmission units. The individual fire detectors are generally linked over a
Figure 1. Demorad 24 GHz radar platform solution.
24 GHz, silicon-based millimeter wave radar technology is enabling a new generation of real-world, no contact smart sensors that are increasingly being used in mass market applications such as automotive, UAVs/ drones, broad industrial, and consumer.
These radar sensors provide real-time information
Figure 1. A brushed DC motor in its very simplest form, using a permanent magnet for the stator field, safety pins as the brushes and a wire coil as the armature winding. It draws its power straight from a battery.
A brushed DC motor will start turning when you apply a DC power source to its brushes. These make contact with the commutator (part of the moving rotor) and cause a current to flow through it. The fixed part of the motor – the stator – provides the constant magnetic field that interacts with the current
BARRE, VT--(Marketwired) - Northern Power Systems Corp now offers a full suite of megawatt-scale energy storage solutions that incorporate various battery types and capabilities, depending on the application and end-user need. In addition to providing multiple battery options, Northern Power, backed
Mouser ElectronicsInc., a leading global distributor of electronic components, along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, today released the third
Figure 1. LT3045 Typical Application Schematic & Features
Linear regulators are integrated circuits that step a voltage down from a higher voltage to a lower voltage without the need of an inductor. The low dropout linear regulator (LDO) is a special type of linear regulator in which the dropout voltage – the differential between the input-to-output voltages needed
Wolfspeed has advanced the development of high-efficiency data center power supplies through the implementation of an innovative totem-pole PFC topology that employs its latest low-inductance SiC MOSFETs to exceed an 80+ Titanium rating,
Zurich, Switzerland - ABB has successfully delivered its latest distribution and outage management systems to ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the United States’ leading energy provider. The software solution helps ComEd minimize the impact of outages for its customers across northern Illinois.
San Jose, CA and Nuremberg, Germany—With the industry's highest efficiency and lowest quiescent current (IQ) of only 300nA, the MAX17222 nanoPower boost regulator from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. enables the longest battery life in the smallest form factor for wearable and consumer IoT
San Jose, CA—System architects can now rapidly comply to international electrotechnical commission (IEC) and safety integrated level (SIL) standards to achieve long-term system reliability with the MAX17572 and MAX17574 Himalaya synchronous step-down DC-DC converters from Maxim Integrated Products,
Utilizing EnSilica’s eSi-RISC processor, Solomon Systech’s SSD2098 Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI) IC targets FHD In-Cell LTPS panels for smartphones.
Wokingham, UK – EnSilica, a leading independent provider of semiconductor solutions and IP, and Solomon Systech, a leading provider of touch and display ICs and system solutions, have entered into a multi-year licensing agreement for EnSilica’s range of highly-configurable, high-performance,
Figure 1. Streaming or averaging type instruments
In response to pressures to optimise energy efficiency throughout industry, a number of trends are emerging across the power landscape:
· In the automotive sector, we are seeing increased electrification of the power train and the growing adoption of hybrid, electric, plug-in
When Li-ion batteries age, their performance drops. Current methods still require complex instrumented laboratory-based tests to determine how quickly and to which degree this occurs. In contrast, a procedure developed by Chemnitz University of Technology now enables quick and precise diagnosis. It ensures the
Figure 1. Extending the frequency and voltage range of a probe requires a front-end network of resistors and capacitors.
Low-power circuits combine high speed and low-power consumption in a single component, presenting a number of probing and testing challenges. Since many low-power devices are also high-speed systems, there is a need to test and verify their performance. Testing the low-power components for compliance with industry
Figure 1. Power rail voltages and tolerances required by ICs continue to decrease. These dynamics challenge traditional oscilloscope measurement approaches as the noise of the scope and probe system impairs the ability to make accurate measurements of small signals.
Development teams face increasing power integrity challenges. FPGAs, ASICs, and standard components semiconductor devices continue to increase in gate count. Each of the millions of gates on an integrated circuit requires current to switch. As devices can consume tens of amps and total power must be managed,
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new magnetic position sensor that delivers accuracy comparable to Hall effect devices while offering higher reliability and better durability. The one-time programmable (OTP) Vishay Sfernice RAME027 provides
BERWYN, Pa. -- TE Connectivity (TE) announced Wednesday availability of the M5800 digital display pressure transducer with rotatable display. The sensor was designed for applications requiring on-site process control and readily displayed pressure measurements such as food & beverage and pharmaceutical &
Mouser Electronics, Inc., congratulates the recipients of its annual Mouser Best-in-Class Awards. Mouser honored the winners at an awards ceremony on August 7, recognizing the exceptional individuals from Mouser’s manufacturer partners who best supported the global distributor’s marketing programs
The MP113 combines the intelligence of a digital user interface with a high-voltage, high-current, dual-channel power operational amplifier for generating multi-pulse waveforms used in industrial inkjet printing applications. The onboard digital and analog modules provide the digital and analog conversion and
Recent developments in electric vehicle designs are pushing power test equipment levels ever higher. To overcome range anxiety on the part of potential EV buyers, manufacturers are looking to increase battery capacity while at the same time improving electric drive train efficiencies. Both tactics require the
Programmable AC and DC power sources have been widely used to implement and support a wide range of development and test applications where an engineer needs the ability to fully control voltage, frequency and current to the unit under test. These programmable sources are used to simulate various power
In a world where many people would rather discharge shotguns at UAVs flying anywhere near their property than tolerate a drone delivery service, it’s hardly surprising that drone defense is a hot topic. So a comprehensive evaluation of some of the most ingenious (and hyperbolic) anti-drone devices was in order.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., introduced a TVS diode array designed to provide effective surge protection in high-speed communication port and sensitive transceiver applications. The Bourns Model CDDFN10-2574N TVS diode array features a DFN10 package that uses a flow-through layout to enable minimal impedance
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the BeagleBone Green Wireless IoT Developer Prototyping Kit for the Google Cloud Platform from Seeed Studio. Together with BeagleBoard.org and Google, Seeed Studio introduces an Internet of Things (IoT) prototyping kit that includes a variety of sensors and actuators
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is a Silver Sponsor of the 2017 Microchip MASTERs Conference. From August 16–19 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, MASTERs offers an in-depth exchange of technical information between customers and Microchip subject-matter experts, including the company's
TDK Corporation presents leaded EPCOS metal oxide disk varistors, which have now been approved for an increased operating temperature of 105 °C (previously 85 °C). The reason for this is the recertification of the B722* series of varistors in accordance with UL 1449, 4th Edition, and IEC 61051. Raising the
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the industry's first surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for high frequency RF and microwave applications to offer an operating temperature range to +200 °C. For telecom base stations and military communication systems, the Vishay
Weidmüller’s application-oriented OMNIMATE Power range of PCB terminals and plug-in connectors for power electronics devices is now in stock in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The highly reliable Power PCB connectors ensure maximum flexibility for device
Lake Forest, Calif. — Premier Magnetics introduces its expanded line of low-cost, high-performance transformers designed to support the full range of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications from IEEE 802.3af (15.4W, max), IEEE 802.3at (30W), Cisco UPoE and other higher-power PoE extensions up to 60W. The low-profile,
Reactants A and B diffuse through the shell and react to product C at the catalytically active nanoparticle (yellow) inside.
Nanoreactors are tiny systems which facilitate specific chemical reactions, as a catalyst does. Many are found in biological systems, such as certain proteins. But chemists are also able to synthesise artificial nanoreactors to control chemical reactions. An important class of these nanoreactors has a "yolk
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif., – ROHM has recently announced the availability of USB Power Delivery (USBPD) compatible transmitter/receiver evaluation boards designed to connect to information and peripheral devices using the new Type-C connector.
Figure 1. Small Wireless Earbuds Challenge the Size and Battery Life of Electronics
Hearable devices are an emerging market at the intersection of wireless stereo earbuds and fitness monitoring. However, the small form factor escalates the miniaturization challenge for electronics and presents additional challenges for battery life. This article presents an innovative power management
Designing power supplies is becoming more challenging, as electronic products are expected to deliver richer functionality in increasingly smaller form factors. Fortunately, Bob Mammano, the father of the first switch-mode power supply, is here to help.
Mammano teamed up with technical experts at
Figure 3 illustrates the computer-aided design model for design configuration #13. The turbine blades are assumed to be made of carbon fiber and the turbine shaft and blade supports are made of Aluminum 2024.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to a prediction made by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy could provide 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. by the year 2030. This has motivated researchers from the University of Utah's Department of Mechanical Engineering to investigate the performance capabilities
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking Amphe-Lite gray zinc nickel (ZnNi) metal connectors from Amphenol Industrial. Part of the Amphe-Lite commercial subminiature connector series, these RoHS-compliant connectors feature zinc-over-electroless-nickel shell plating to withstand harsh environments.
Munich: Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has recently introduced an SMD push-button switch named “Light Touch Switch”, which is the thinnest of its kind currently on the market with a thickness of only 0.50mm. The device features a very small footprint of only 2.6x1.6mm and it
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking MAX77650 and MAX77651 power management ICs (PMICs) from Maxim Integrated. These ultra-small, ultra-low-power PMICs integrate voltage regulators with a charger and current regulators to reduce external component count when designing small lithium-ion battery-operated
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Power Integrations announced a new reference design, DER-612,
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is pleased to announce that Les Balamut, Mouser Director of Supplier Management, has been honored by Neutrik USA with the 2016 Supplier Manager Excellence Award for Lifetime Outstanding Support.
Balamut, who has managed the Neutrik line at Mouser since 2009, was cited specifically
A new generation of manganese dioxide-zinc batteries with unprecedented cycle life and energy density is the latest innovation at The City College of New York-based CUNY Energy Institute. The discovery has made the common household battery suitable for large grid storage applications.
(a) FCD domains in the PTO layer with symmetric oxide electrodes. (b) Alternating current domains in the PTO layer with asymmetric oxide electrodes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Flux-closure domain (FCD) structures are microscopic topological phenomena found in ferroelectric thin films that feature distinct electric polarization properties. These closed-loop domains have garnered attention among researchers studying new ferroelectric devices, ranging from data storage
Santa Clara, CA
Cortet by CEL announced the availability of the Cortet Z10 Range Extender (CGW-Z-010) for use in various wireless sensor network (WSN), machine-to-machine (M2M), and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Z10 Range Extender has been optimized
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now offering the SX128x 2.4 GHz transceivers from Semtech. Part of Semtech’s SX1200 line of ultra-low-power wireless transceivers, the SX128x half-duplex radio frequency (RF) transceivers are able to withstand heavy interference and transmit over long ranges, and are one of the
Adding to its comprehensive line of USB products, B+B SmartWorx powered by Advantech has announced its newest USB Hub to the industry: USH304, the first isolated USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub offering both isolation and super high speeds.
TE Connectivity’s latest Micro Motor Connectors for harsh industrial applications are now available in Europe at TTI, Inc. TE’s Micro Motor connection solutions are compact and highly reliable. The range now includes a 9-position encoder connector and a 4+2 power & brake connector.