Test & Measurement

July 2018
IC Offers High Accuracy for Real-Time Power Measurement
CHANDLER, Ariz.— In systems that use both AC and DC power, the implementation of dual-mode power monitoring traditionally requires multiple ICs to ensure superior performance and accuracy. Growing applications such as solar inverters, smart lighting and cloud servers often use both modes to
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07/31/2018
High-Voltage Meter Rated to 140 KVDC / 100 KVAC
Poway, CA—Vitrek introduces the HVL-150 Smart Probe that expands the measurement range of the company’s Model 4700 Precision High-Voltage Meter to 140 KVDC / 100 KVAC(rms). The HVL-150 benchtop probe features Vitrek’s proprietary ultra-low thermal coefficient attenuator technology that minimizes
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07/26/2018
Fuse Series Protects Both Digital and Analog Multimeters
Jersey City, NJ - Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection, a Bel group company, announces their latest fast-acting, high breaking capacity fuse series, the 0ADHC, which is a ceramic tube fuse in a compact 10x38 mm package, designed specifically to protect both digital and analog multimeters.     The
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07/19/2018

Power Monitoring IC Measures Power from 0V to 32V
CHANDLER, Ariz.— Managing and reducing power consumption is crucial in low-voltage, high-power applications such as Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and embedded computing devices. These devices must first accurately measure power before they can manage it, but precision
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07/19/2018
Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Includes 8 GHz Bandwidth
BEAVERTON, Ore. – Tektronix introduced the 6 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope. The new oscilloscope extends the performance threshold of midrange oscilloscopes to 8 GHz and delivers a 25 GS/s sample rate simultaneously on all 4 channels – an industry first for this class of oscilloscope
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07/17/2018
Test Software Compliant With MIL-STD-1399
SAN DIEGO – AMETEK Programmable Power has introduced a Shipboard Power Test Software Option compliant with MIL-STD-1399 Section 300B of the Department of Defense Interface Standard for Electric Power, Alternating Current.   The test option is available for use with five of the company’s
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07/17/2018
Online Simulation Tool Designed for Capacitors
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation released the new SpiCAT online simulation tool. Designed with users in mind, new SpiCAT simulation software offers access to two separate portals — SpiMLCC and SpiTAN, which supersede SpiCap III and SpiTan IV — that provide electrical and performance characteristics
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07/13/2018
50A ÂμModule Regulator Scalable to 250A Runs Cool
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTM4678 dual 25A or single 50A step-down µModule regulator with PMBus digital interface. By stacking and exposing its two inductors on top of BGA package, the LTM4678 uses the inductors as heat sinks to transfer heat from inside, keeping the device
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07/13/2018
Authorised Yuasa battery distributor Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury based Defence and Commercial power conversion specialist, announces the availability of two series of high reliability VRLA batteries (valve-regulated lead-acid) from Yuasa’s wide industrial
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07/11/2018
Transducer’s for leakage current measurement of PV inverters
The LDSR model is an innovative, low cost and lightweight (25g) component, with a reduced footprint. The LDSR is dedicated to measuring the leakage current of 300 mA nominal up to 900 mA peak at 2 KHz frequency. Its main application is in transformerless photovoltaic (PV) inverters for the residential market,
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07/11/2018
Infineon’s CoolGaN opens up a new horizon in power management
The key benefits of gallium nitride (GaN) are, amongst others, high power density, best-in-class efficiency and decreased system costs. Infineon Technologies is starting volume production for CoolGaN™ products by the end of 2018, the company announced during PCIM Europe. Engineering samples of the high reliable
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07/11/2018
New 650V IGBTs Deliver Class-Leading Efficiency with Soft Switching
ROHM has announced the availability of two new types of 650V IGBTs that combine class-leading low conduction loss with high-speed switching characteristics. This makes them ideal for power conversion in general-purpose inverters and converters for consumer appliances, such as ACs and IH (Induction Heaters),
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07/11/2018
M12 Slim Design with HARAX Quick Connect
Following the trend of miniaturisation, HARTING is expanding its M12 family in the field of slim design connectors with HARAX insulation displacement Quick Connect connectors – the slim, field-installable solution for automation technology. This allows fast and uncomplicated cabling on site. The
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07/11/2018
ESD protection range for USB Type-C surge protection
Nexperia has optimised its TrEOS ESD protection diode series for use with USB Type-C interfaces. The new USB3.2 standard introduces an optional capacitor at the Rx inputs, so Nexperia is now launching two groups of devices, one that delivers extremely high surge robustness for positioning between the connector
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07/11/2018
Mouser Adds 25 New Suppliers in First Half of 2018
Mouser Electronics has added more than 25 new suppliers YTD to its already vast line card of over 700 suppliers. With an already extensive portfolio of products and suppliers across the board, the additional suppliers bolster the product choices for Mouser’s unique
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07/11/2018
CUI Partners and SnapEDA Offer Free PCB Footprint Files
CUI today announced that it has teamed up with SnapEDA to provide designers with a catalog of free, ready-to-download PCB footprints and symbols for CUI’s range of board mount electromechanical components. Circuit
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07/11/2018
A2B Transceivers Deliver Unparalleled Flexibility
Analog Devices announces three enhanced Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) transceivers that deliver unprecedented capability to tailor system-level performance to even the most stringent electromagnetic compatibility requirements. The new AD242xW series offers configurable
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07/11/2018
Industry’s Smallest Through-Hole Reed Relay
Pickering Electronics has announced industry’s smallest reed relay. The Series 124 is part of Pickering’s new ultra-high density 4mm2 TM reed relay range product line, which takes up the minimum board area of only 4mm x 4mm, allowing the highest packing density
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07/11/2018
Multi-chip module PWM Buck Regulators have high current density
ON Semiconductor announced the release of three new highly-efficient mid-voltage PWM buck converters. Supporting a wide input voltage range of 4.5 V to 65 V, an output current of up to 10 A and output power
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07/11/2018
DC Panel Meters Calculate Power up to 96 kW
Murata introduces the new DCM20 series of multifunction panel meters from Murata Power Solutions. For DC systems, these meters measure DC voltage and current, calculate power up to 96 kW, and display values either manually selected or continuously cycling. The miniature panel-mount product provides an input
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07/11/2018
PSDcast - Hard vs Soft Switching

Bruce T Renouard, the CEO of Pre-Switch.

On this episode of the PSDcast, we’re chatting with Pre-Switch about hard and soft switching and some of the fundamental differences between the two. Pre-Switch
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07/03/2018