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September 2016
PI's SCALE-2 plug-and-play gate drivers suit a range of IGBT modules

SCALE-2 Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers

Power Integrations, a leader in IGBT and MOSFET driver technology for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, introduced the 1SP0350V SCALETM-2 single-channel +15/-10 V plug-and- play gate driver. Optimally suited to high-reliability applications in the HVDC and railway industries, the 1SP0350 gate driver
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09/30/2016
Rigol to demonstrate their versatile DS4000E scope at electronica 2016

DS4000E 4-channel high-performance oscilloscope

Rigol Technologies will introduce two new 4-channel high-end oscilloscopes with a large 9“ color display at electronica 2016 in Munich, Hall A1, Booth 224. The DS4000E is a versatile high-performance oscilloscope that incorporates many of the latest technologies and processes. With bandwidths of 100 MHz
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09/30/2016
Linear's automotive bidirectional synchronous buck/boost controller can increase available power

LTC3871 100V/30V bidirectional two phase synchronous buck or boost controller

Linear Technology Corporation announced the LTC3871, a 100V/30V bidirectional two phase synchronous buck or boost controller, ideal for 48V/12V automotive dual battery systems. Current 12V automotive systems are reaching their 3kW power limit due to the ever-increasing demand for more electrical devices. A newly
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Date:
09/29/2016

Allegro launches automotive multi-output power management IC with buck or buck/boost pre-regulator

Allegro’s A4413

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has announced a new power management IC that can be configured as a buck or buck-boost pre-regulator to efficiently convert automotive battery voltages into a tightly regulated intermediate voltage complete with control, diagnostics, and protections. The output of Allegro’s A4413
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09/29/2016
Maxim’s Pocket IO PLC development platform maximizes productivity for Industry 4.0 Apps

Pocket IO PLC development platform

Significantly increase manufacturing productivity with the Pocket IO programmable logic controller (PLC) development platform from Maxim Integrated Products. The platform provides customers with the ability to achieve the smallest form factor and highest power efficiency for next-generation PLC designs. Lost
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09/28/2016
STMicro's wireless charging chipset enables smaller, simpler, sealed wearables

STWBC-WA charging-transmitter controller and STWLC04 wireless battery-charger receiver

A miniaturized wireless battery-charging chipset from STMicroelectronics saves space, simplifies enclosure design and sealing, and accelerates time to market for ultra-compact sports wearables, wellness monitors, medical sensors, and remote controllers. The combination of ST’s STWBC-WA charging-transmitter
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09/28/2016
Vishay's dual-asymmetric-packaged MOSFETs for automotive now at Rutronik

12V SQJ200EP n-channel TrenchFET device

Distributor Rutronik presents the first AEC-Q101-qualified 12V and 20V MOSFETs in a dual asymmetric package from Vishay. The Vishay Siliconix SQJ202EP and SQJ200EP n-channel TrenchFET devices are optimized for high-side and low-side synchronous buck applications. The 12V SQJ202EP and 20V SQJ200EP
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09/28/2016
Nichicon and Mouser's new audio design kit contains caps well-suited for sound

Nichicon’s Audio Series Kit

Nichicon America, an industry leader in aluminum capacitors, has done it again with an audio design kit that’s a must-have for audio engineers and enthusiats. The Audio Series Kit, sold exclusively for Nichicon by Mouser Electronics, contains the best from Nichicon’s audio capacitor lineup. With 14 specific
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09/27/2016
GE BoostLynx addresses the Catch-22 of power architecture design

BoostLynx DC-DC step-up converter

Space is a major concern for any power architect looking to add features and capacity to their designs. Power architects and board designers are constantly searching for ways to pack as many features and as much capacity as possible into electrical systems while also maintaining a reduced footprint. This creates
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09/23/2016
Toshiba launches low-input current drive, rail-to-rail output gate-drive photocouplers

Low-input current drive, rail-to-rail output, gate-drive photocouplers

Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced a series of low-input current drive, rail-to-rail output, gate-drive photocouplers. With a threshold input current of 2mA (max), half the 4mA (max) of Toshiba’s existing products[1], the new photocouplers allow bufferless direct drive of low- to medium-power IGBTs
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09/23/2016
Vishay's 4-Line ESD protection diode boasts small size

4-line ESD protection array

Vishay Intertechnology released a new 4-line ESD protection array for portable electronics in the ultra-compact chip-level CLP1007-5L package. Offering an extreme size reduction over previous-generation components without sacrificing performance, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS54FD-SD1 offers low capacitance
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09/23/2016
Linear's latest rail-to-rail LDO+ now in high-temp, 150°C H-grade in TSSOP package

LT3086 in the TSSOP package

Linear Technology announced a new higher temperature “H-grade” version of the LT3086 in the TSSOP package. The LT3086 is part of Linear’s feature-rich LDO+ family, offering significant functionality previously unavailable in linear regulators. The 40V, 2.1A low dropout linear regulator (LDO) includes current
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09/23/2016
Mouser now stocking the low-power Intel Curie module for wearables

Intel Curie Module

Mouser Electronics, a leading distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the highly anticipated Intel Curie module, a complete low-power solution designed for use in wearable devices and consumer and industrial edge solutions. Powered by the Intel Quark SE
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09/23/2016
MicroPower Direct offers compact, wide-input, 50W railway DC/DC converters

MR50SRW series

The MR50SRW series, now available from MicroPower Direct, is a family of single output 50W converters packaged in a compact 2.28 x 1.45 inch case. They are designed to provide the wide input range, robust filtering, rugged packaging and high reliability required for railway/transit applications. Eight
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09/23/2016
Eaton’s latest 3V supercaps deliver increased energy capacity

TV supercapacitors

Power management company Eaton announced its new TV supercapacitors with 3-volt (V) cells that help increase stored energy capacity and power by 20 percent compared to 2.7V cells. Working either in conjunction with or as standalone alternatives to batteries, TV supercapacitors help reduce maintenance requirements
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09/22/2016
Dengrove stocks Recom's latest DC/DC converters optimized for SiC power apps

RKZ-xx2005D and RxxP22005D series

Dengrove Electronic Components has introduced the latest DC/DC converters from RECOM, which have the features needed to power silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFET drivers in efficiency-focused applications like electric vehicles (EVs), renewable-energy conversion, and high-power industrial drives. The
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09/22/2016
Silicon Labs claims first custom solid-state relay based on CMOS isolation tech

CMOS-based Si875x isolated FET drivers

Silicon Labs has introduced a groundbreaking CMOS-based isolated field effect transistor (FET) driver family that enables developers to use their choice of application-specific, high-volume FETs to replace outmoded electromechanical relays (EMRs) and optocoupler-based solid-state relays (SSRs). The new Si875x
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09/22/2016
Vicor announced the addition of two new buck-boost regulators to its Cool-Power ZVS Regulator portfolio. Delivering up to 200 Watts at greater than 97% efficiency, these new Cool-Power Regulators incorporate Vicor’s proprietary high frequency zero-voltage switching (ZVS) technology and feature best-in-class
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09/21/2016
Linear's latest dual ÂμModule regulator is configurable as SEPIC or inverting

LTM8049 dual output, two-function DC/DC µModule

Linear Technology introduced the LTM8049, a dual output, two-function DC/DC µModule (power module) regulator in 15mm x 9mm x 2.42mm BGA package. One function is SEPIC (single-ended primary-inductor converter) in which the output voltage is regulated while the input voltage can vary to be less, equal or more
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09/21/2016
Wind River announcd  the availability of VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) client for the IBM Watson IoT platform.This is part of the IBM/Wind River collaboration to advance IoT deployments for industrial customers with new “edge-to-cloud” recipes designed to simplify and accelerate the development
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09/20/2016
Fairchild launches SuperFET III MOSFET family

SuperFET III MOSFETs

Fairchild Semiconductor, now part of ON Semiconductor, introduced its SuperFET III family of 650V N-channel MOSFETs, the company’s new generation of MOSFETs that meet the higher power density, system efficiency and exceptional reliability requirements of the latest telecom, server, electric vehicle (EV) charger
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09/20/2016
Wolfspeed claims highest-power L-Band radar GaN HEMT

900W CGHV14800 GaN HEMT

Wolfspeed, a Cree company and a leading supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) with best-in-class reliability, will release the highest power 50V GaN HEMT demonstrated to date — its 900W CGHV14800 GaN HEMT for L-Band radar applications
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09/20/2016
Linear's latest monolithic synchronous step-up Silent Switcher LED driver dims smoothly

The LT3922 monolithic, synchronous, step-up DC/DC converter

The LT3922 is a monolithic, synchronous, step-up DC/DC converter with internal 40V, 2A power switches and an internal PWM generator. Its fixed frequency peak current mode control accurately regulates current within ±2% for a string of LEDs up to 34V. Its integrated PWM generator offers up to 128:1 dimming ratio.
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09/19/2016
TDK's wide-input-range 15W DC-DC converters have six-sided shielding

TDK-Lambda 15W CCG15S series DC-DC converters

TDK announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda 15W CCG15S series of DC-DC converters, further extending the CCG product family. Operating over a 4:1 input range, these highly efficiency products are enclosed in a 1 inch by 1 inch six-sided shielded metal case. Applications include telecommunications, process
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09/19/2016
Digital LED driver ICs from Infineon offer flicker-free control and low stand-by power

XDPL8220 LED driver

The XDPL8220 from Infineon Technologies extends their product portfolio of digital and configurable LED driver ICs. The IC enables the lighting industry to realize essential features for smart lighting and increases the benefits for both, end user and manufacturers. The primary side control of this device saves
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09/16/2016
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors in more compact designs for snap-in use

B43640* and B43644* series aluminum electrolytic capacitors

TDK presents more compact versions within the B43640* and B43644* series of aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a snap-in design for rated voltages of 400 V and 450 V. In comparison with the previous versions they are up to 15 percent more compact. All types are suitable for a maximum operating temperature
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09/16/2016
XP Power launches digitally-controlled 1U configurable power platform

nanofleX configurable digitally-controlled AC-DC power supplies

XP Power announced the nanofleX series of configurable digitally-controlled AC-DC power supplies. This modular supply is constructed in a compact low profile 1U mechanical chassis format that suits today’s space constrained designs and can accommodate up to four single-slot plug-in customer selected output
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09/15/2016
Murata's 6 Watt DC-DC converter targets IGBT, SiC and MOSFET gate drive apps

MGJ6 isolated 6 Watt dual-output DC-DC converter

Murata announced an extension to their MGJ6 series of isolated 6 Watt dual output DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. Optimized to suit the bipolar voltages required for high-side and low-side IGBT, SiC and MOSFET gate drive applications, the MGJ6 series is available now in SIP, DIP and a low profile
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Date:
09/15/2016
Get improved harvests with advanced LED plant-lighting solutions

ILS Petunia Development Kit

RS Components, a leading distributor for engineers, has introduced new LED-lighting components and kits that enable designers to create advanced products for boosting horticultural business performance. The Petunia series by Intelligent LED Solutions (ILS) features LED modules that generate various combinations
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09/15/2016
Dialog Semi enhances connectivity of Tile Slim, the thinnest Bluetooth tracker available

Tile Slim is the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker

 Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy technology, today announced that its DA14580 SmartBond System-on-Chip (SoC) is at the heart of Tile’s newest consumer product, Tile Slim. Available
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09/15/2016
ADI protects smart grid equipment from harmful faults

The AD7616 DAS

 Analog Devices announced a data acquisition system (DAS) that enhances smart grid equipment monitoring in order to protect equipment from harmful system faults and improve power delivery to residences and businesses. As electricity demand grows and renewable energy generation is added, utility companies
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09/15/2016
Linear's robust 4Mbps CAN FD ÂμModule isolator improves system reliability

LTM2889 CAN µModule transceiver and isolator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM2889, a fully ISO 11898-2 compliant CAN (controller area network) µModule (micromodule) transceiver and isolator that guards against large ground-to-ground differentials and common mode transients in 3.3V or 5V applications. In practical CAN systems, ground potentials vary
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09/14/2016
Yokogawa Europe announced the launch of the WT1800E power analyzer. This new instrument introduces new standards of accuracy and flexibility in power measurement across a broad range of applications. Today’s energy conscious world is driving engineers towards an ever-increasing focus on energy conservation,
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09/14/2016
Times Microwave's data line protection surge protectors now at CDM

Times Microwave Systems' Times-Protect Data Line Series

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, now stocks Times Microwave Systems' lightning and surge protectors, which includes LP-DOE-1G, LP-POE-1G and LP-PAE-100 modules. The compact devices are engineered to support the highest level of surge protection for twisted
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09/14/2016
Maxim’s cell-string optimizer improves solar panel performance up to 30%

Maxim’s cell-string optimizer

New cell-string optimizer technology from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) allows photovoltaic (PV) panels to harvest significantly more energy and simplifies design complexity for solar installation projects. Maxim’s cell-string optimizers are highly integrated DC-DC converters that
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09/13/2016
Now available from Astute Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, LEX Heavy Duty QWLD Cylindrical Connectors provide reliable power and control functions in extreme and hostile environments that ordinary connectors cannot survive. Water and explosion proof, these highly
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09/13/2016
Toshiba’s “Easy Prototyping†solution aids custom SoC development

Toshiba's vs. legacy tech

Toshiba Corporation announced the immediate availability of “Easy Prototyping”, a solution that allows reuse of the design assets required to develop large scale custom SoC with FPGA prototyping. Adoption of the solution dramatically shortens the development time from FPGA prototyping to custom SoC development.
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09/13/2016
Linear's IEEE 802.3bt PD controller paves path to higher power levels

LT4295 IEEE 802.3bt powered device (PD) interface controller

Linear Technology introduced the LT4295 IEEE 802.3bt powered device (PD) interface controller for applications requiring up to 71W of delivered power. The next Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard – IEEE 802.3bt – enables manufacturers to go beyond the 25.5W allocated by the 2009 IEEE 802.3at standard. Linear
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09/12/2016
SolarEdge Technologies, a leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, is showcasing at SPI its expanded PV solutions to further simplify PV installation. As part of the company’s commercial solution expansion, SolarEdge is launching its highest wattage power optimizer -
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09/12/2016
Schaffner unveils updated online power-quality simulator

PQS3 Power Quality Simulation tool

Schaffner EMC presents PQS3, an update to their acclaimed Power Quality Simulation tool which allows planners, consultants and application engineers to accurately model and simulate low voltage 3-phase network topologies. With this powerful online tool, users can simulate complex power networks and receive rapid
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09/09/2016
Arrow's LoRa development board speeds long-range IoT product development

LION board

Arrow Electronics has extended its support for developers of Internet of Things (IoT) products with the introduction of the SmartEverything LION board. The LION board supports a range of functions required in an IoT sensing node and enables simple, low power connection to the Cloud via the LoRa protocol. It
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09/09/2016
The Bidirectional FAst-Track to Full Current Capability

Vincotech’s fastPACK 0 HC

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, today announced the launch of a new fastPACK 0 HC improving UPS, SMPS, solar and welding applications in speed, efficiency and full-current capability for bidirectional usage. The new H-bridge module is available in the lowinductive
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Date:
09/09/2016
AVX to unveil a new MLCC Series at Medical Electronics Symposium 2016

AVX to present at this year’s Medical Electronics Symposium

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will showcase its expansive portfolio of passive solutions for medical applications, deliver a technical presentation, and preview a new medical-grade MLCC series at this year’s Medical Electronics Symposium, which will take place
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09/08/2016
CUI's rugged 1x1-in. isolated DC-DC converters offer high effficiency in an encapsulated package

The PDQ10‑D, PDQ15‑D and PDQ30‑D

CUI added to its line-up of isolated dc‑dc converters with the introduction of three new encapsulated models ranging from 10 W to 30 W. The PDQ10‑D, PDQ15‑D and PDQ30‑D output 10 W, 15 W and 30 W of power respectively in an industry standard 1” x 1” package, making them ideal replacements for larger
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09/08/2016
Compact automotive-grade TVS diodes from Littelfuse now at Rutronik

TPSMF4L TVS diodes

Distributor Rutronik presents Littelfuse’s new TPSMF4L series of Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes. They are specifically designed to protect sensitive automotive electronic equipment and portable devices from voltage transients induced by load dump and other transient voltage events.
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09/08/2016
Linear's latest 30A supply monitor with integrated 300ÂμΩ sense resistor simplifies board-level energy measurements

LTC2947 power and energy monitor

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2947 power and energy monitor for 0V to 15V DC supply rails. Most power and energy monitoring ICs use an external sense resistor to measure current. However, choosing a sense resistor is not an easy task, especially when dealing with high currents, where available sense resistors
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09/08/2016
50A to 300A, Scalable ÂμModule Regulator Needs 60% Less Capacitance to Power Sub-28nm GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs & Processors

µModule® Regulator with Precision DC & Transient Voltage Accuracy for Advanced Digital Devices

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4650-1A and LTM4650-1B, dual 25A or single 50A µModule® (power module) regulators scalable to deliver 300A to high power, low voltage sub-28nm
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09/08/2016
Artesyn launches family of medical 650W AC-DC Supplies

CNS650-M series medical power supply

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced its new wide input range, single-output CNS650-M series of medical power supplies. Contained within an industry standard 4 x 6 inch footprint, these units can deliver 650 W with forced-air cooling (750 W peak) or 400 W with free-air natural convection cooling (650 W peak)
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09/07/2016
Amantys' high-isolation DC-DC converter empowers high-voltage gate drive applications

High-isolation DC-DC converter to power high voltage gate drives

Amantys Power Electronics has launched a high-isolation DC-DC converter to power high voltage gate drives for 4500V and 6500V IGBT modules. The DC-DC converter is designed to comply with international standards, including EN 50155 for railway applications and IEC 61800-5-1 for variable speed motor drives. The
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09/07/2016
Excelsys product configurator updated online

Excelsys product configurator

Excelsys Technologies, leaders in high efficiency power supply design, have redesigned their online power supply configurator to include the newly introduced CoolX series of 600W convection cooled power supplies alongside the very successful UltiMod, Xsolo and Xgen product ranges. Excelsys market
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Date:
09/07/2016
Anritsu's ultraportable Site Master analyzer claims the smallest form factor available

Site Master S331P

Anritsu Company introduced the ultraportable Site Master S331P, presented as the lightest, smallest, fastest and most cost-efficient Site Master field cable and antenna analyzer ever developed. Addressing the market need for broad frequency coverage and high performance in an extremely compact and economical
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09/06/2016
TDK's robust AC capacitors tout long lifespan

EPCOS AC capacitors

TDK presents two new series of robust EPCOS alternating current (AC) capacitors. Both the cans and the tops of the components are constructed of aluminum, making them particularly robust. All capacitors in the B33331* and B33335* series are CE-compliant, have both VDE approval in accordance with EN/IEC 60252-1
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09/06/2016
Wuerth launches power coil selection tool

Wuerth power coil selection tool

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos makes a broad product spectrum of wireless power charging coils. Now the company provides developers with a tool to simplify selection of the right transmitter and receiver coils. Mix and Match, like the world's most precise AC loss calculator for power inductors, is another offering
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Date:
09/05/2016
Powerbox's high-performance supplies ready to power Industry 4.0

Powerbox series OBM33, OBM35, OBP37 and OBP38

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, introduced four new power supplies designed to power Industry 4.0 applications. As part of Powerbox Industrial Line, the four series are based on the latest power
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Date:
09/03/2016
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