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Power Supplies & Magnetics

October 2018
Murata develops world’s smallest 32.768 kHz MEMS resonator
Demand is growing for compact electronic components that consume less electrical power for use in digital devices for IoT and wearable applications where small size and long operating times are essential to market success. As many modern devices rely on accurate
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10/31/2018
Elevated Performance 2mm Pitch Industrial Connectors
Capable of withstanding a 10G vibrational force for a period of 6 hours, the components in Harwin’s new M225 connector series are intended for industrial deployment. These compact, high performance cable-to-board
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10/31/2018
Flex Power Modules boosts portfolio for RFPA applications
Following on from the recently introduced 750W PKJ4000 series, the PKB-D is a high-density converter in the industry standard eighth-brick format with an output of 50V at 5A, and an input voltage range of 36 to 60V. This makes it ideal for 50V GaN based RFPA’s
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10/31/2018

UnitedSiC expands SiC JFET portfolio with Gen-3 1200 V and 650 V options
The devices are normally-ON with zero voltage gate drive, making them particularly suited for applications such as very fast action, solid-state circuit breakers and circuit protection generally where a default to an ON-state is necessary in the absence of gate power. The devices are also commonly used in series
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10/31/2018
Three product series for safe protection against ESD
They also feature a high ESD dielectric strength with a contact discharge of up to ±30 kV. WE-TVS diodes in the three series “Standard”, “High Speed”, and “Super Speed” offer effective protection against electrostatic discharges at all protection levels.
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10/31/2018
Efficient Flyback Switcher ICs with Integrated 900 V MOSFETs
Power Integrations announced the release of LinkSwitch-XT2 offline switcher ICs incorporating 900 V power MOSFETs. Targeting high-efficiency isolated and non-isolated flyback power supplies up to 8 W, the up-rated
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10/31/2018
Precision A/D Converters Simplify PLC Development
Leveraging ADI’s iPassives integrated precision passives technology, the AD4111 and AD4112 A/D converters integrate precision matched current sense resistors and resistor dividers. The high degree of channel-to-channel matching simplifies calibration requirements,
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10/31/2018
Yokogawa launches next generation Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Yokogawa launches next generation Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

The device also offers higher precision plus an intuitive touchscreen display for enhanced ease of use and improved productivity. The DLM3000 builds on Yokogawa’s oscilloscope legacy with new features focusing on quality, flexibility and usability to increase users’ productivity and meet the advanced
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10/31/2018
Extend battery life in portable devices with ultra-low Iq LDO
With an ultra-low Iq of 250 nanoamps (nA) versus the approximate 1 uA operation of traditional devices, the MCP1811 LDO reduces quiescent current to save battery life, enabling end-users to recharge or replace batteries less often. The minimised power consumption
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10/31/2018
Medical Power Supplies from Gresham Power Electronics
Typical applications include medical instrumentation, ultrasound equipment, clinical and cosmetic lasers, hospital and home patient monitoring systems and IT equipment. The micro-footprint, Ultra High Density
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10/31/2018
Modular EV/HEV Battery Test System uses Regenerative Technology
Intepro Systems announces its advanced benchtop/rack mount Procyon Battery Test System for engineering design and production testing of high-performance electro mobility battery packs. The Procyon Battery Test System utilises Intepro’s innovative bi-directional
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10/31/2018
New Evaluation Board for Standard Oscillators
The IOSC-EV Board comes with six smaller boards that can be snapped from the side of the main board and onto which different size 4 pad packaged oscillators can be soldered. The smaller board can then be soldered to the main PCB. The six different package sizes are
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10/31/2018
85W & 120W power supplies meet global standards and approvals
The ALM85 & ALM120 use less energy in both operating and standby mode, helping to reduce environmental impact. Meeting the latest international Energy Efficiency Level VI and CoC Tier 2 standards, applicable for the US, UK and Europe, the ALM series also has
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10/30/2018
Automotive-Grade Buck-Boost Power Supply Chipset
ROHM has recently announced the availability of a buck-boost power supply chipset that provides the lowest current consumption in the industry along with stable performance (transient response characteristics) in automotive ECUs (Electronic Control Units) for cluster
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10/30/2018
Wide Voltage Range and Small Footprint DC-DC uSLIC modules
Now engineers designing into applications in factory automation, medical, communications and consumer markets can tap into four new micro-system-level IC (“uSLIC™”) modules from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). The MAXM17552, MAXM15064, MAXM17900
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10/30/2018
White paper on battery technologies for safe DC UPS systems
The fail-safe availability of process-relevant systems and components begins quite fundamentally with the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and the associated protection against power failures, flicker, fluctuations or voltage dips in the 12V or 24V DC power supply.
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10/30/2018
HARTING provides online library information for ECAD users
HARTING has been selected as the first producer to support a common interface between the CAx data providers CADENAS and Zuken E³.series. Fast and reliable access to component libraries is essential for smooth production processes and meeting time-to-market targets.
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10/30/2018
600-V GaN FET Supports Applications up to 10 kW
DALLAS – Texas Instruments (TI) announced a new portfolio of ready-to-use, 600-V gallium nitride (GaN), 50-mΩ and 70-mΩ power stages to support applications up to 10 kW. The LMG341x family enables designers to create smaller, more efficient and higher-performing designs compared to silicon field-effect transistors
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10/30/2018
Future Electronics Delivers CUI Thermal and Motion Solutions
Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics is pleased to offer their customers the latest solutions in power, thermal, and motion technology from CUI. In AC-DC power solutions, CUI’s PBO series of ultra-compact SIP AC-DC power supplies is designed to maximize space where on-board
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10/26/2018
Power Supply Chipset Ensures Stable Performance
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. –  ROHM announced the availability of a buck-boost power supply chipset that provides the lowest current consumption in the industry along with stable performance (transient response characteristics) in automotive ECUs (Electronic Control Units) for cluster panels and gateways
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10/25/2018
Slim 3-Phase Input DIN-Rail Power Supply
MEAN WELL’s new generation of slim 3-phase input DIN rail power supplies have been widely adopted by high-power 3-phase systems since the release of the TDR-480/960(480W/960W). In order to fulfill lower power application requirements, MEAN WELL is proud to announce the 240W, TDR-240 series. TDR-240’s
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10/25/2018
Wall-Mount Adaptors Include AC Plug Options
In order to fulfill low-wattage medical electronics power requirements, MEAN WELL has released the GSM06/18/25/36/60(E/U) series and continues to release the 12W high efficiency medical grade wall-mount adaptor ~ the GSM12E/U series. The GSM12E/U series includes wall-mount adaptors that come
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10/25/2018
TDK Updates Series of Rugged EPCOS AC Filter Capacitors
Iselin, N.J. – TDK Corporation announced it has updated its EPCOS B32754* to B32758* series of AC filter capacitors. They now cover a range of voltages from 250 V AC to 400 V AC and offer capacitances of between 1 µF and 70 µF. The capacitors comply with IEC 61071: 2007 and are extremely
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10/24/2018
Medical Power Supplies Include Output Power up to 550W
Gresham Power Electronics can provide medical equipment designers and OEMs with a wide range of fully approved medical power supplies. Typical applications include medical instrumentation, ultrasound equipment, clinical and cosmetic lasers, hospital and home patient monitoring systems and IT equipment. The
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10/23/2018
Series of Rugged AC Filter Capacitors Extended
TDK Corporation has extended its EPCOS B32754* to B32758* series of AC filter capacitors. They now cover a range of voltages from 250 V AC to 400 V AC and offer capacitances of between 1 µF and 70 µF. The capacitors comply with IEC 61071: 2007 and are extremely robust, even at high humidity. This has been
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10/23/2018
New Convection-Cooled Modular Configurable Power Supplies
FORT COLLINS, Colo.—Excelsys Technologies Ltd., an Advanced Energy company, announces the upcoming release of four new modules which further expands the CoolMod offering. The CmM, CmN, CmP & CmQ are the latest modules, offering wide trim solutions in the CoolX series of convection cooled modular configurable
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10/22/2018
A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing
Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas molecules and particles from their setups as new technologies and processes demand lower and lower pressures. For example, the vacuum chambers in
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10/19/2018
15 & 30 Watt Encapsulated PCB-Mount Power Supplies
TRACO POWER has announced the release of their TPP 15-D and TPP 30-D series of 15 and 30 watt fully encapsulated pcb-mount power supplies. These ultra-compact models measure only 1.65 x 1.14 x 0.85” (15W) or 2.89 x 1.50 x 1.00” (30W). Compliance to the ErP directive for no load power consumption and UL 62368-1
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10/19/2018
Hudson, MA – Power Partners, Inc. announces their PDAM120 Series of 120W ac/dc power supplies that feature either Class I or Class II input configurations and are designed for use in either medical or ITE applications. The PDAM120 Series size is an industry standard 2 x 3-inch platform, available
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10/18/2018
AVX Releases New Lambda-Bridge Thermal Conductors
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has released the new λ-Bridge (Lambda-Bridge) Series thermal conductors. Constructed with high-quality aluminum nitride (AlN) or beryllium oxide (BeO) materials, Lambda-Bridge thermal conductors provide efficient, cost-effective thermal management solutions with reliable,
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10/17/2018
TDK Expands Family of Compact Fuse-Protected Varistors
Iselin, N.J. – TDK Corporation announced has extended its EPCOS ThermoFuse family of fuse-protected varistors with the new compact NT14 and NT20 series. The new ThermoFuse components feature a footprint that fits into existing circuit board layouts. The NT14 series (disk diameter 14 mm) is
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10/17/2018
Slow Blow Fuse Features Higher Current Rating
Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces their latest surface mount slow blow chip fuses, the C1T Series, (6 Amp, 7 Amp and 8 Amp), which feature a high current rating in the small 1206 surface mount package. These fuses provide board level primary and secondary circuit protection for a wide variety of consumer
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10/16/2018
ThermoFuse Varistors: Compact Overvoltage Protection
TDK Corporation has extended its EPCOS ThermoFuse family of fuse protected varistors with the new compact NT14 and NT20 series. The new ThermoFuse components feature a footprint that fits into existing circuit board layouts. The NT14 series (disk diameter 14 mm) is designed to absorb maximum surge currents with
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10/16/2018
Wearable Devices Need to Change their Power Consumption
Our busy lives are increasingly being made easier and managed by technology with new devices entering the market on a regular basis. As we become more health conscious, personal fitness devices are proliferating, yet to provide full functionality these devices require the ability to sense position. However,
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10/15/2018
Precision is Key to Today's Power Measurements
Power design is more complex than it has even been, and that trend is set to accelerate due to many factors. At board level, shrinking IC geometries demand higher currents in smaller spaces, as well as very precise slew rates and boot up sequences. At the higher power end of the scale, alternative
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10/15/2018
Ultra-High Power Pulse Withstanding Chip Resistors
RALEIGH, NC -- Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announces the release of the RPC-UP ultra high power pulse withstanding chip resistors. The RPC-UP is available in a 0.5 watt rated 0805 size and a 0.75 watt 1206 size chip. The RPC-UP maintains the same excellent pulse handling the
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10/15/2018
Distributed Gap Cores For Switch-Mode Power Applications
Micrometals is proud to introduce its new series of EQ distributed gap cores.  The rectangular geometry of the EQ body is ideal for surface mount applications while the round center post readily accepts helical flat wire coils, or bobbins with round wire.  The cores are offered in six industry standard
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10/14/2018
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. –  ROHM has launched a new branding “MUS-IC” reflecting ROHM’s focus on solutions for high-fidelity audio products. This branding covers a range of D/A converter ICs (DAC ICs), optimized for high-fidelity reproduction, and power supply products. The increased
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10/11/2018
Digital Power Modules Offer High Power Density and Efficiency
TOKYO, Japan – Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a new family of encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power modules. The five RAA210xxx simple digital power modules offer advanced digital telemetry and performance, and are as easy to use as Renesas’ analog power modules. They
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10/11/2018
POE Injectors Meets DOE Efficiency Regs for Power Supplies
Phihong’s new 30 watt POEA30U-1AT single-port Power-over-Ethernet (POE) injector series  are the first IEEE802.3 at mid-spans on the market to meet the US Department of Energy’s (DOE VI) efficiency regulations for external power supplies. “Due to the active nature of IEEE802.3 POE standards,
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10/11/2018
DC-DC Converters Offer High-Input Surge Withstand Capacity
ABSOPULSE Electronics has recently added the RWR-350-P600 series to its line of fully encapsulated RIA12 railway quality DC-DC converters. The units have an input voltage surge withstand capacity 3.5 times the nominal input voltage for 20 milliseconds and meet the requirements of RIA12 with wide margins. RIA12
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10/09/2018
DIN Rail Power Supplies Features Operation From 90-264VAC
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking MEAN WELL’s SDR Series 75-960 Watt AC-DC, DIN Rail power supplies. The SDR series is a slim size AC-DC DIN Rail power supply in a metal case that can be installed on a TS-35/7.5
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10/08/2018
Rectifiers Offer Forward Voltage Drop Down to 0.36 V
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced four new 100 V and 120 V TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers that provide up to 20 mV lower forward voltage than previous-generation devices. The Vishay General Semiconductors V30100CI, V30120CI, V40100CI, and V40120CI offer current
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10/08/2018
Rugged Power Supplies in Miniature Open-Frame Package
TRACO POWER has announced the release of their TPP 100A-J and TPP 150A-J series of 100 and 150 watt open-frame power supplies. Their high efficiency topology, industrial-grade components and advanced thermal management enable -25°C to +85°C operation, compliance to IEC 60068-2-6 / IEC 60068-2-27 / MIL-STD-810F
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10/04/2018
Pluggable Connector for Chassis-Mount DC-DC Converters
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces an extension to the RCM Series, 150 W to 1000 W chassis-mount DC-DC converters, with an optional pluggable connector version. The pluggable connectors are an alternative to the standard cage clamp terminals, that lowers the risk of reverse polarity
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10/04/2018
LED Power Supplies Target Demanding Industrial Lighting
WALNUT, CA.—LinkCom Manufacturing announces its 75-100W LLC Series, the latest addition to the INCORE family of high-performance constant-current LED power supplies. The LLC Series is available in models with nominal power ratings from 75-100 W and output voltages from 12V to 54V – all with efficiency up
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10/04/2018
Technology and the Future of Healthcare
As usual, autumn means conference season. And this year conference season will be dominated by electronica as it is every second year. All of the famed German organisational stereotypes will be tested to their limits, with the conference expanding to 16 halls. For me personally, that means even more walking
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10/02/2018
Navigating the Challenges in Selecting Medical Equipment Power Supplies

Figure 1. The CmF bulk power module, occupying three slots, provides a 48V output voltage which can deliver up to 600W of power in the CX600 and up to 900W in the CX1800.

The healthcare industry is naturally transforming - even in the patient realm, as we see a continued increase in age, lifestyle-related conditions and levels of outpatient/home care. As can be imagined, this ongoing transformation translates into how we use technology and its impact on a vast range of applications.
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10/02/2018
Designing a Medical Power Supply

Figure 1 - Creepage and clearance example (UL60601-1)

Power supplies for medical equipment must comply with IEC/UL 60601-1 3rd edition. Within this standard there are three categories of equipment. B-rated equipment will have only brief contact with a patient – for example an MRI scanner. BF-rated equipment will have routine contact with the skin;
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10/02/2018
Developing Medical Power Systems That Conform to IEC60101-1
The updated IEC 60601 standard will bring some real changes including a focus on EMI and how medical equipment will be used in the home. The latest standards for the development of medical power supplies are set to have a significant impact on how system designs are carried out, particularly in relation
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10/02/2018
How Healthcare Demands are Impacting Power Supply Design

Figure 1: Digital Power’s OFM225 Series 225 Watt forced cooled and 120 Watt convection cooled AC/DC power supply is approved to IEC60601-1, 3rd Edition 2 MOPP and designed to meet 4th Edition EMC.

Key triggers are general technological advances, an aging population, and government healthcare reforms. Trends include the proliferation of wireless technologies; an increase in implantable medical devices; a push towards home healthcare options; and greater cost-consciousness. To meet increased
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10/02/2018
The Silent Power of Supercapacitors

Figure 1: Supercapacitor cell basically consists of two electrodes, a separator, and an electrolyte.

In the unceasing quest to increase the performance of power electronics, new components and technologies such as wide-bandgap semiconductors and digital power management are receiving most of the hype. However, hiding in the shadows there is a component that is very important and intrinsically involved in many
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10/02/2018
DIN Rail Power Supplies Now Shipping from Sager Electronics
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking TDK-Lambda’s DSP series of 7.5-100 Watt AC-DC, DIN Rail power supplies. The DSP series is a low profile AC-DC DIN Rail power supply designed for building and factory automation. It features operation from 90-264VAC with
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10/01/2018
LED Drivers Combine TRIAC and 0-10V Dimming Functions
WALNUT, CA.—LinkCom Manufacturing announces the availability of its INCORE Brand TRI Series of LED power supplies designed to provide a simple interface between conventional TRIAC dimming controls and LED lighting fixtures. Offering models with nominal ratings from 5W to 13W, the TRI Series facilitates retrofitting
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10/01/2018

 



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