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June 2015
IZT expands support for digital radio

S1000 signal generator

IZT expands its comprehensive support for Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) applications adding new features to its high performance S1000 signal generator family. IZT introduced the DAB ContentServer Embedded Edition for the S1000. The new option integrates DAB, DAB+ and DMB multiplexing and makes the functionality
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06/29/2015
TDK's wide range input converters deliver 30W in a square inch

CCG series DC/DC converter

TDK announced the introduction of the CCG30 series of 30W DC-DC converters. Packaged in an industry-standard 1 x 1 inch footprint, the CCG series can operate over a wide 4:1 input range. Enclosed in a metal case with six-sided shielding, these high performance converters are suitable for use in data and tele-communications,
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06/26/2015
Power Integrations' HiperPFS-3 PFC ICs  target light-load performance

HiperPFSTM-3 power factor correction IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced its HiperPFS-3 family of power factor correction ICs, which offer high power factor and high efficiency across the entire load range. Targeting applications with continuous power demands up to 405
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06/24/2015

Smart steering wheel spots drowsy or incapacitated drivers

Smart Steering Wheel

Krippner Inc., in cooperation with Guttersberg Consulting, announced that their innovative SensoFoil sensing technology now can measure sensitivity in addition to position. By using enhanced SensoFoil to measure pressure, car and vehicle manufacturers can add an extra level of safety to their steering wheels.
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06/24/2015
RS Components adds Infineon IGBT modules to power semi portfolio

Infineon IGBT modules

RS Components, a distributor for engineers, has added 75 new Infineon IGBT modules to its portfolio of over 200 products from leading vendors, bringing greater choice to designers and installers seeking energy-efficient solutions to power conversion and control challenges. The new modules are suitable for applications
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06/23/2015
CHERRY’s energy-harvesting switches need no wires or batteries

CHERRY Energy-Harvesting Switch Modules

CHERRY Energy Harvesting Switch Modules meet the increasing demand for simple and flexible wireless data transmission of switch signals with maintenance-free low energy consumption. CHERRY’s innovative wireless and battery-less Energy Harvesting Technology provides effective control solutions for countless
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06/22/2015
Stadium Power releases ultra-compact high-efficiency 500W switchmode supply

AQF500 series

Stadium Power, a leading UK based provider of power supply solutions, announced the availability of the AQF500 series of ultra compact high efficiency 500 watt switch mode power supplies with Active PFC. These single output power supplies offer high power density up to 26W per cubic inch in just a 5” x 3”
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06/22/2015
AVX unveils web-based interactive capacitor-simulation tool

AVX interactive SpiTAN IV software

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new web-based simulation tool for its tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide capacitors. Featuring data mined from the libraries of AVX’s previous PSpice Models and S-Parameters S2P software, which, now redundant,
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06/19/2015
Nordic's nRF52 family addresses single-chip Bluetooth Smart with on-chip NFC for Touch-to-Pair

nRF52 Preview Development Kit

Nordic Semiconductor announced that it is sampling the first member of its next generation nRF52 Series of ultra low power wireless solutions - the nRF52832System-on-Chip (SoC). The nRF52832 redefines the single-chip Bluetooth Smart category by marrying barrier-breaking performance to power efficiency. It also
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06/19/2015
Stackpole's high-power chip resistor touts thermal performance

RHC2512 high-power chip resistor

The RHC2512 from Stackpole utilizes unique materials, design, and processing to offer much lower thermal resistance than other high power chip resistors. When used with the recommended solder pad layout, the RHC will typically show a heat rise of 60°C per watt compared to standard 2512 devices that can experience
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06/19/2015
Vishay's 20V chipscale MOSFET saves space and power in mobile apps

TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET

Vishay Intertechnology introduced their latest TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET in the chipscale MICRO FOOT 0.8 mm by 0.8 mm package with an ultra-thin 0.357 mm profile. Designed to save space, decrease power consumption, and extend battery usage in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, solid-state drives,
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06/19/2015
SEL introduces reliable and secure microgrid control system

SEL microgrid control system

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) announced the release of its latest line of microgrid control system solutions. The microgrid control system builds on the proven design and capabilities of SEL’s POWERMAX Power Management and Control System and makes use of SEL’s decades of experience in power system
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06/19/2015
RS Components now stocking KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP high-voltage ceramic capacitors

KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP capacitors

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, has extended its support for high-voltage design by adding the latest KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) from 500V to 2500V, in a range of popular capacitance values from 30pF to 3.3nF. KEMET’s strong but pliable FT-CAP Flexible Termination
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06/19/2015
Microturbine-based tech empowers range extenders for electric vehicles

Fulcrum gas turbine on-board range extender

Over eight million hybrid cars will be made in 2025, each with a range extender, the additional power source that distinguishes them from pure electric cars. Add to that significant money spent on the same devices in buses, military vehicles, boats and so on and a major new market emerges. Whereas
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06/18/2015
Programmable USB-C controller from Fairchild now shipping from Mouser

FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller from Fairchild Semiconductor. This thin client solution detects attachment and orientation to USB Type-C devices with software flexibility that
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06/18/2015
RS Components (RS), a leading distributor for engineers, is now stocking the CapZero family of automatic discharge ICs from Power Integrations, which eliminate the energy losses incurred when using resistors alone to discharge the X capacitors of mains-powered equipment safely. X capacitors connected
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06/18/2015
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the Renesas Synergy Platform, an easy-to-use, qualified platform designed to accelerate time to market, reduce total cost of ownership and remove many of the obstacles engineers face as they develop products for the growing
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06/17/2015
Analog Devices introduced eight SHARC processors as part of a new, high-performance, power-efficient, real-time series that delivers peak performance greater than 24 giga-floating-point operations per second using two enhanced SHARC+ cores and advanced DSP accelerators (FFT, FIR, IIR).   The
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06/17/2015
Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, announced updates to Lattice Diamond, iCEcube2, and ispLEVER Classic design tool suites. This continued investment in design tools re-affirms Lattice’s commitment to providing customers with industry leading low power,
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06/17/2015
iC Haus' two-channel CW laser diode driver includes an MCU interface

iC-HTP packaged in a QFN28 5 mm x 5 mm

The latest laser diode driver from iC Haus, the iC-HTP, permits microcontroller-based driving of laser diodes with common cathodes or P-type laser diodes in CW mode (Continuous Wave). With this device either Automatic Power Control (APC), Automatic Current Control (ACC), or a full controller-based power regulation
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06/17/2015
GE's open-frame AC/DC supplies offer high power density for space-constrained apps

Open-frame CLP power supply

GE’s Critical Power business announced two new additions to its open-frame, Compact Low Power (CLP) family of AC-DC power supplies — its CLP0224FP and CLP0112FP. These new solutions complement the already released CLP0212FP solution, a 200-W, 12-volt AC-to-DC solution. The CLP0224FP, 200-watt (W), 24-volt
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06/17/2015
Cree's next-gen 900V SiC MOSFET now at Mouser

Cree C3M SiC power MOSFET

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is stocking the C3M family of silicon carbide power MOSFETs from Cree. The latest breakthrough in silicon carbide (SiC) power device technology and the industry's first SiC 900V MOSFET platform, the C3M Power
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06/17/2015
DuPont embeds wireless power tech to create Corian Charging Surface

Corian Charging Surface

DuPont Building Innovations has “cut the cord” with its launch of DuPont Corian Charging Surface, a new technology that easily charges mobile devices without the need for wires and plugs cluttering the countertop. This innovative offering is on display in Chicago this week at NeoCon 2015, the largest commercial
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06/16/2015
Linear's 2A buck-boost supercapacitor charger offers bidirectional operation

2A Bidirectional Buck-Boost Supercap Charger

Linear Technology introduced the LTC3110, a bidirectional, programmable input current buck-boost supercapacitor charger with active charge balancing for 1- or 2-series supercapacitors. The proprietary low-noise buck-boost topology does the work of two separate switching regulators, saving size, cost and complexity.
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06/16/2015
TDK-Lambda's 75W low-profile triple-output CUT75 AC/DC power supplies now at Mouser

CUT75 Series Power Supplies

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the CUT75 Series Power Supplies from TDK-Lambda. Based on a two-converter topology, the CUT75 series of 75W triple-output, low-profile AC/DC power supplies supports zero minimum load operation,
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06/15/2015
AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, presents the Thyrobox VR, a voltage regulator for low voltage 400V electricity supply grids, at the Hannover fair in hall 13 booth C10. Thyrobox VR solves problems
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06/15/2015
STMicro's latest 1200V IGBTs tout low-frequency performance

S-series 1200V IGBTs

S-series 1200V IGBTs from STMicroelectronics are optimized for the lowest combined conduction and turn-off losses at switching frequencies up to 8kHz, to increase the power-conversion efficiency of uninterruptible power supplies, solar generators, welders, industrial motor drives, and similar equipment.   The
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06/12/2015
MicroPower Direct's safety-approved 1W SIP DC/DC converters tout low costs

The ME100SE family is packaged in a miniature, 4-pin SIP case that requires very little board space

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the ME100SE series provides 1W of output power in a miniature 4-pin SIP package. They are specifically designed to provide the wide selection, miniature size, I/O isolation and economy required by a wide range of space critical board level applications. Sixteen
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06/12/2015
IBC SOLAR unveils MonoSol ZX Black high-performance monocrystalline solar module

IBC MonoSol ZX Black

IBC SOLAR, one of the world's leading system houses for photovoltaics (PV), is introducing a new addition to its line of solar modules. The new, European-manufactured IBC MonoSol ZX Black modules are exceptionally powerful and durable and come with comprehensive warranties. Uniform black cells, back sheets and
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06/10/2015
 Fairchild's FSBB10CH120DF Motion SPM 3 Series IGBT Module now at Mouser

FSBB10CH120DF module

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the FSBB10CH120DF Motion SPM 3 Series Module, part of the Motion SPM 3 Module family from Fairchild Semiconductor. The FSBB10CH120DF is a Smart Power Module (SPM) that features a 1200V, 10A
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06/10/2015
Rigol offers upgrades and complete software bundles for the MSO/DS4000 Series.

Rigol Technologies extends the capability of their Mid and High Range Oscilloscope Series

Rigol Technologies extends the capability of their Mid and High Range Oscilloscope Series DS/MSO4000 and offers now the possibility to upgrade the oscilloscope bandwidth via software code license. Users can now start with a lower cost solution of the MSO/DS4000 family and can extend it based on future needs
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06/09/2015
Pasternack expands offering of solid-state high-power amplifiers

These coaxial packaged RF amplifiers cover UHF, VHF, L, S and C frequency bands

Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has introduced a new portfolio of solid state, high power amplifiers. These coaxial packaged RF amplifiers cover UHF, VHF, L, S and C frequency bands and are widely employed in applications such as electronic warfare,
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06/09/2015
Hirose board-to-board connector family features floating alignment capability

FunctionMAX connectors

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed the FunctionMAX group, a versatile board-to-board connector family that features specialized floating alignment capability and/or high-speed transmission. The FunctionMAX board-to-board connector family includes connector series
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06/08/2015
IsabellenhÃtte’s shunt-based current sensor tech suits frequency converters and solar inverters

ILF current sensor

Measurement technology specialist Isabellenhütte has developed a current sensor in the low-amperage range. The new ILF current sensor covers a measurement range of up to 60 amperes and displays the flowing current via the corresponding voltage value on the analogue output. Thanks to its compact IC housing,
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06/08/2015
Intersil’s latest 60V synchronous buck controller simplifies supply design

ISL8117 synchronous step-down PWM controller

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the first 60V synchronous buck controller able to bypass the intermediate step-down conversion stage traditionally employed in industrial applications. The ISL8117 synchronous step-down PWM controller’s low
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06/05/2015
Vishay Intertechnology releases power metal strip resistor in 0612 package

Power Metal Strip resistor with a wide side terminal construction

Vishay Intertechnology launched a surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor with a wide side terminal construction that yields a high 1 W power rating in the compact 0612 case size. The new WSL0612 combines its high power-to-footprint-size ratio with extremely low resistance values down to 0.001 Ω and stable
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06/05/2015
Panasonic’s low ESR, high temp polymer caps suit long-life industrial apps

HX series SP Caps

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has introduced new low ESR, high temperature speciality conductive polymer aluminium capacitors that feature low ESR and wide temperature range, ensuring that the devices are suitable for demanding applications. Part of the SP Caps range, new HX series devices have
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06/05/2015
Murata’s Type ZY Bluetooth SMART module now at Mouser

Murata Type ZY Bluetooth SMART Module

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the Type ZY Bluetooth SMART Module from Murata. Marketed as one of the most compact and ultra-low-power consumption Bluetooth SMART modules in the industry, the Murata Type ZY Module conforms
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06/05/2015
Vincotech's flowBOOST4w modules suit UPS and other three-phase PFC apps

flowBOOST4w module

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of its new flowBOOST4w modules designed for UPS and other three-phase PFC applications with power ratings from 100 to 200 kVA and switching frequencies from 8 to 20 kHz. These modules serve online UPS and
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06/05/2015
EnSilica's eSi-32X0MP scalable asymmetric multicore processor targets low-power WiFi, LTE Cat-0, and other IoT wireless

the eSI-32X0MP scalable, asymmetric multicore processor

EnSilica, a leading independent provider of semiconductor IP and services, has added to its family of eSi-RISC processor cores with the launch of the eSI-32X0MP scalable, asymmetric multicore processor. The eSi-32X0MP targets applications requiring a high level of processing per MHz and low power consumption
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06/04/2015
Anritsu's 2- and 4-port VNAs  tout performance & affordability

ShockLine vector network analyzers

Anritsu expands its ShockLine family of affordable vector network analyzers (VNAs) with the introduction of the Performance ShockLine MS46500B series. Delivering an unprecedented level of value and performance, including best-in-class dynamic range and maximum output power, the new MS46500B series lowers cost-of-test
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06/04/2015
Alpha and Omega Semi's 1200V/1350V E-series IGBTs target soft-switching apps

E-series IGBT platform

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, introduced the new E-series IGBT platform with the 1200V AOK20B120E1 and 1350V AOK20B135E1. This new platform has been honed to deliver exceptional performance
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06/03/2015
PowerGenix's Nickel-Zinc battery passes critical testing For 12V automotive Use

8Ah cell optimized for low voltage automotive systems

PowerGenix, a leading supplier of high performance, automotive Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) batteries, announced it has completed a comprehensive product evaluation test plan with Institute of Automotive Mechatronics GmbH (IAM), a part of the Institute of Automotive Technologies Dresden (IAD), at the Technische Universität
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06/03/2015
Rockchip, a leading fabless semiconductor company and mobile SoC solution provider, launched at the COMPUTEX Show in Taipei the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi technology, the Rockchip RKi6000. The RKi6000 is new ultra-low power Wi-Fi and memory technology that greatly reduces power consumption of IoT (Internet
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06/03/2015
Infineon extends medium-voltage power MOSFET portfolio with 300V devices

OptiMOS 300 V

Infineon Technologies extends its medium voltage MOSFET portfolio with OptiMOS 300 V, setting a new standard in the Power MOSFET market. In doing so, the company confirms its position as market leader enabling energy efficient solutions in applications such as telecom systems, uninterruptible power supplies
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06/03/2015
C&K's high-reliability keyboard switches rated for 50M cycles

KBD Series keyboard switches

C&K Components, a leading manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card interconnect devices, and high reliability connectors, has introduced a new series of high reliability, ergonomic keyboard switches for applications that require long operating lifetimes, including gaming, industrial, professional,
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06/03/2015
Keysight's current-voltage analyzers tout best-in-class performance, support for cutting-edge apps

Precision Current-Voltage Analyzer Series

Keysight Technologies introduced a full line-up of current-voltage (I-V) analyzers for characterizing a wide range of nanomaterials and electronic devices. Referred to collectively as the Precision Current-Voltage Analyzer Series, the analyzers deliver best-in-class accuracy and performance, powerful analysis
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06/02/2015
Advanced Energy Industries, a leader in precision power conversion, will present its expanded solutions at the 63rd annual ASMS conference on Mass Spectrometry and Applied Topics in St. Louis, MO. Sponsored by the American Society of Mass Spectrometry, this event is the largest mass spectrometry conference and
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06/02/2015
INTEPRO three-phase utility grid simulator uses regenerative power

PAS-F Series programmable three-phase utility grid simulators

Intepro Systems, a leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), announced the introduction of the PAS-F Series of programmable three-phase utility grid simulators. The PAS-F system combines utility grid simulation and regenerative bi-directional AC source that is capable of both
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06/02/2015
Linear's ÂμModule with precision DC & transient output regulation for less than 28nm FPGAs scales to 144A

LTM4630-1 dual 18A or single 36A µModule (micromodule) regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4630-1, a dual 18A or single 36A µModule (micromodule) regulator with high precision output voltage regulation for 28nm and sub-28nm FPGAs, ASICs and microprocessors. The core voltage of these advanced digital devices requires very accurate voltage regulation at steady state
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06/01/2015
Freescale Semiconductor introduced three additions to its highly successful i.MX 6 series of applications processors, providing compelling new options for the product line’s high-performance and value tiers. With these additions, the i.MX 6 series now delivers even higher levels of security, performance, power
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06/01/2015
MicroPower Direct's IGD1208W hybrid driver specifically targets N-channel IGBT modules

IGD1208W hybrid circuit

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the IGD1208W is a hybrid integrated circuit specifically designed to drive N-channel IGBT modules. It provides the I/O isolation, high speed, drive voltage stability and fault protection required to control most MOS gated power devices. They are offered at very low cost. The
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06/01/2015
Laird’s air-to-air outdoor cooler protects telecom battery cabinets and outdoor kiosks from temperature variations

The AA-480 Outdoor Thermoelectric Cooler

Technology leader Laird released the new AA-480 Series Outdoor Cooler which improves the reliability of cellular coverage, keeping people connected during a power outage by protecting the emergency batteries used in wireless base stations. When the power to a cellular antenna tower goes out, emergency
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06/01/2015
Saft's military-grade lithium-ion Xcelion 6TTM is a drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries

Xcelion 6TTM battery

Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, announced the release of its Xcelion 6TTM battery for powering military vehicles. The Xcelion 6TTM is a lithium-ion (Li-ion) drop-in replacement of lead- acid batteries that provides equivalent power of two (2) lead-acid
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06/01/2015
Roboteq's intelligent I/O module with IMU simplifies robot design

Roboteq IO eXtender module (RIOX)

Roboteq introduces an intelligent I/O expansion card, with an optional Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU - also known as an AHRS - Attitude and Heading Reference System). The card is intended for use in robotics navigation, unmanned vehicles, machine control, industrial automation and any other applications that
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Date:
06/01/2015
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