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November 2015
OMC 's active alignment-based fiber-optic links solve consistency problems for HV apps

Fiber optic cable assembly with Active Alignment technology

HV applications such as power distribution networks and power supplies often require optical isolation because of the voltages present, however, achieving consistency of performance has proven a challenge for many providers. OMC has combined 30 years of experience in producing glass and polymer fibre optic
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11/30/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and PMC-Sierra, a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsemi will
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11/30/2015
Talking about mid-size power systems with Acopian

Acopian's Mark Wilkins and Alex Karapetian

In this PSDcast, Acopian's Chief Engineer, Mark Wilkins and their Sales & Marketing Director, Alex Karapetian talk to Power Systems Design about mid-size power systems. Not as glamorous as
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11/27/2015

XP Power announced today that it has acquired the business and assets of EMCO High Voltage Corporation (“EMCO”), a designer and manufacturer of high voltage power modules, for a total cash consideration of US$ 12.0 million (£7.8 million). EMCO, based in Northern California and with manufacturing operations
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11/25/2015
Silicon anode batteries: the Holy Grail?

Market share depiction

Elon Musk recently announced the use of silicon by Tesla in its automotive batteries: "This is just sort of a baby step in the direction of using silicon in the anode, but we will be increasing the use". This unusual side comment has nonetheless triggered renewed interested in the topic. IDTechEx Research
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11/24/2015
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents and a distributor for engineers, has announced availability of two new solid-state relay (SSR) series from Kudom. These new SSRs offer built-in touch-proof protection and high-quality performance at a highly competitive price to meet the demands of industrial
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11/24/2015
Anritsu's ShockLine VNA solutions can lower test costs

ShockLine MS46500B

Anritsu introduced an E-band option for its ShockLine MS46500B series of 2- and 4-port performance Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) that addresses the market need to lower cost-of-test for E-band components. With the option installed, the MS46500B series can reduce production costs and more efficiently verify
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11/24/2015
XP Power claims world’s smallest 130W AC-DC power supplies

ECP130 series miniature open-frame AC-DC power supplies

XP Power has announced the high efficiency ECP130 series of miniature open-frame AC-DC power supplies, with safety approvals for the ITE and medical equipment markets. The units deliver the full 130 W output with only 10 CFM of forced air cooling and are also able to provide a high convection cooled rating of
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11/24/2015
IDT's latest SPDT switch features KZ constant impedance tech

The IDT F2923 low insertion loss SPDT absorptive RF switch

Integrated Device Technology introduced the industry’s first single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) RF switch featuring its patent-pending KZ constant impedance technology. The IDT F2923 is a low insertion loss SPDT absorptive RF switch designed for a multitude of RF applications, including base stations (2G, 3G,
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11/24/2015
Bostjan Bitenc of Linear Ãber battery stack management

Bostjan Bitenc of Linear Technology

In diesem PSDcast, Bostjan Bitenc von Linear Technology spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über Batterie Stack Management und seine Bedeutung in der batterie-betriebene Systeme. Die Kapazität von Lithium-Ionen-Zellen verringert und auseinander gehen mit der Zeit und Nutzung, so dass jede Zelle
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11/22/2015
Infineon Technologies continues to improve IGBT performance with the release of their S5 (S for soft) family. It is based on the ultra-thin wafer TRENCHSTOP 5 IGBT. This family has been developed specifically for AC-DC energy conversion in industrial applications switching up to 40 kHz, typically to be found
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11/12/2015
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente is now the global distributor for switching technology specialist knitter-switch. The franchise agreement encompasses its entire product portfolio. Since it was founded in 1966, knitter-switch has specialized in switching technology and today offers an enormous selection of
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11/10/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, will be participating in the Electric Automation Systems and Components Conference (SPS IPC Drives) from Nov. 24-26, 2015 at the Nuremberg Messe in Germany. Microsemi will be showcasing its
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11/10/2015
Ed Spears of Eaton on scalable UPS systems

Ed Spears of Eaton

In this PSDcast, Friend of the Show and Eaton Product Marketing Manager Ed Spears talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about scalable UPS for intermediate-sized systems. Small- to medium-sized
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11/10/2015
Eaton's supercap energy storage modules for backup power UPS systems provide cost-effective long-life alternative to batteries

XLM Supercapacitor Energy Storage Module

Power management leader Eaton announced the XLM Supercapacitor Energy Storage Module, designed to provide fast discharge for bridge events in uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for mission-critical applications where even brief downtime can have a major negative impact. The modules offer a highly reliable,
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11/09/2015
EnSilica, a leading independent provider of semiconductor IP and design services, has appointed Anglia Components as its business development partner in the UK and Ireland for its eSi-Modules family of FPGA-based system-on-modules. Anglia will target the eSi-Modules at key vertical industry sectors including
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11/09/2015
Robert Nalesnik of Qnovo on powering the IoT

Robert Nalesnik of Qnovo

in this PSDcast, Friend of the Show Robert Nalesnik of Qnovo talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about driving portable devices, and managing the power storage invovled in the Internet of Things (IoT).  Qnovo software utilizes existing computational power in mobile devices to dynamically measure
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11/06/2015
When the first generation of silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes was introduced more than 10 years ago, their widespread adoption was somewhat challenged by unforeseen dV/dt limitations within certain manufacturers’ devices. In particular, devices with lower dV/dt capability were susceptible to failure from
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11/05/2015
Despite the development of ultralow power integrated devices, the overall demand for power at a system level is only increasing. At the same time, OEMs remain under pressure to make their end-applications physically smaller, which continues to drive demand for smaller and more efficient power supplies. While
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11/05/2015
ElectriPlast's conductive-plastic bipolar plates challenge battery industry

ElectriPlast redefines bipolar plate design based on a plate core made of highly conductive loaded resins and with metal/lead covered surfaces

Integral Technologies,an emerging light-weighting leader and wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast, has successfully demonstrated a prototype 12v lead acid bipolar battery with Electriplast plates. “The follow-up inquiries from our unveiling/demonstration at The Battery Show 2015 and Electric & Hybrid
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11/04/2015
IDT taps Richardson for global distribution of RF products

IDT’s RF products include attenuators, mixers, modulators and demodulators, variable gain amplifiers, switches and RF timing devices

Integrated Device Technology announced it is partnering with Richardson Electronics to distribute IDT’s leading RF and RF timing products throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The LaFox, Ill.-based distributor has a large team of experienced RF specialists to work with customers interested in IDT’s
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11/04/2015
Arrow and nonprofits to help bridge the digital divide in Africa

The DigiTruck can accommodate up to 18 students at a time in a classroom setting

Arrow Electronics and the non-profit organisations Close the Gap and Hoops of Hope collaborate to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. The first “DigiTruck” in Africa was unveiled to the Tuleeni
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11/03/2015
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiency, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. In the first part of this article, we talked about the need for a single continuous equation to match the empirically measured losses. In this second part, the effect
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11/01/2015
Flexible sensors: an expanding market

Guillaume Chansin, IDTechEx

Large investments have been made to enable flexible, thin sensors rather than rigid sensors. $75 million was recently awarded by the US Department of Defense to establish a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for flexible hybrid electronics in San Jose, California. Under the acronym FHE MII, this new
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11/01/2015
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