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Test & Measurement

September 2018
The Power and Evolution of GaN - Part 1

Figure 3: LiDAR car

Gallium nitride(GaN)-on-silicon low voltage power devices have enabled many new applications since commercial availability began in 2010. New markets, such as light detection and ranging (LiDAR),
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09/29/2018
Sensor Programming Tool for Hall-Effect Sensors
TDK Corporation expands its tool chain for the easy programming of various Micronas Hall-effect sensors with the Magnetic Sensor Programmer MSP V1.0. It replaces the APB 1.5 and complements the existing programmer line, which comprises the USB-Programming Kit V1.01 and the HAL APB V5.1. These
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09/27/2018
Test Tools with Two True-Differential Time-Domain Reflectometers
Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.– Teledyne LeCroy announced the launch of Teledyne Test Tools (T3), a branded portfolio that adds a comprehensive range of test equipment to the Teledyne LeCroy product offering. T3 products complement and leverage Teledyne LeCroy’s decades-long leadership in oscilloscope
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09/25/2018

Sensor Platform for Monitoring ECG, Heart Rate and Temperature
SAN JOSE, Calif.—Designers seeking to enable continuous monitoring of various health parameters can now quickly create unique, highly accurate wearable solutions using Health Sensor Platform 2.0 (HSP 2.0) from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. This next-generation rapid prototyping, evaluation
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09/25/2018
Lowell, Massachusetts– MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”) announces its new MASW-011102 SPDT non-reflective switch. Building on the established performance hallmarks of MACOM’s GaAs-based SPDT MASW Series switches, the new MASW-011102 is optimized for use in applications
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09/25/2018
Low-side gate driver ICs prevent false triggering of MOSFETs
Infineon’s 1EDN7550/1EDN8550 EiceDRIVER™, 1-channel low-side gate driver ICs with truly differential inputs, prevent false triggering of MOSFETs as control signal inputs are largely independent from ground potential. Infineon
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09/25/2018
A PIN Photodiode UV-Enhancement Process for High Sensitivity
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. announced the global market introduction of its Series 4 UV-enhancement process for PIN photodiodes.   The new Series 4 process allows for the optimization of Marktech PIN photodiodes for
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09/21/2018
RIGOL Announces Two New Series of Arbitrary Function Generators
Beaverton, OR - RIGOL Technologies introduces the DG800 and DG900 Series of Arbitrary Function Generators. All models come standard with 16Bit Resolution, an intuitive touch display, a silent fan-less design and new advanced signal generation capabilities. These innovations provide RIGOL customers with unmatched
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09/13/2018
 Chassis Mount Ac-Dc Power Supplies in Low Profile Metal Case

CUI’s Power Group today announced a new line of compact, chassis mount ac-dc power supplies housed in an enclosed metal case.

The VGS‑B series offers power ratings from 35 to 350 W with low 30 mm profiles and compact packages as small as 99 x 82 x 30 mm (3.89 x 3.22 x 1.18 in). Delivering no-load power consumption as low as 0.3 W and an operating temperature range of -20 to +70°C, these rugged, metal enclosed power modules are ideal
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09/11/2018
Presto Engineering extends its test capabilities to 100 GHz
Applications that use GHz frequencies, i.e. millimeter wavelengths (MMW), are increasing rapidly and thus driving the need for high volume device testing. For example, Internet over satellite connections, car ADAS systems, and other high-speed, data transfer solutions with a projected volume of more than a billion
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09/11/2018
TRACO POWER Group opens TRACO POWER France

TRACO POWER Group opens TRACO POWER France

Having worked for 30 years in the power supply industry in strategic positions of engineering and sales positions, he aims to make TRACO POWER the undisputed leader of DC/DC and AC/DC power conversion products in the region. A promising market. TRACO POWER Group decided to establish the new office
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09/11/2018
TIs’ LMG1020 low-side GaN driver now shipping from Mouser

TIs’ LMG1020 low-side GaN driver now shipping from Mouser

The single, low-side driver enables efficient, high-performance designs in speed-critical applications such as LiDAR, time-of-flight laser drivers, facial recognition, augmented reality, and class E wireless chargers. The Texas Instruments LMG1020 low-side GAN driver, available from Mouser Electronics,
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09/11/2018
The device contains all the necessary components that would otherwise have take up extra space on the circuit board - and all in the same size socket as before. Integral transformers
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09/11/2018
New models in Traco Power TPP 100 / TPP 150 series
The two new power supplies feature;   Extended operating temperature range –25°C to +85°C Certified to IEC/EN/ES 60601-1 3rd edition for 2xMOPP Certified to IEC/EN/UL 60950-1 EMC compliance to IEC/EN/ES 60601-2 4th edition Ready to meet
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09/11/2018
 Maintenance-free Supercap energy storage for modular DC UPS
The two new DC UPS modules Bicker UPSI-1208 (12VDC) and Bicker UPSI-2406 (24VDC) are available in combination with the maintenance-free Supercap energy storage units Bicker BP-SUC (up to 3.6 kJ). The supplied DC consumers are reliably protected against power failures, flicker or voltage fluctuations in unstable
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09/11/2018
Rolling out the Red Carpet for Test and Measurement
Football, pumpkin spice lattes, and back to school – it’s the September issue of Power Systems Design! By the time you read this, you may have heard our PSDcast on a rather unique 3D-printing
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09/04/2018
PSDcast A 3D-Printed Robotic Fish
In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re taking a very special look at an award-winning 3D-printing application. Jefferson Talbot recently graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, and while there, he worked on a 3D Printed Robotic Fish,
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09/04/2018
Testing Times
Welcome to the September edition of Power System Design. I hope you managed to have a nice summer break and are ready for a busy backend to the year. Since this year is an electronica year, it is destined to be a lot busier than normal. Myself, I managed to get away for a couple of weeks to Tenerife. It was
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09/04/2018
Considerations When Selecting a Power Supply for Test Equipment

Figure 1: IEC61000 Selection Descriptions

When choosing a power supply, if an engineer had only to consider volts and amps, cooling requirements, size, and regulatory certifications, their job would be easy as there are many available options from which to choose. However, designers of test and measurement equipment must consider other important parameters.
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09/04/2018
How to Easily Test a DC-DC Converter

Figure 1: DC/DC converter connection.

The power system technologies of modern electronic equipment are facing extreme challenges due to the need for an increase in the power efficiency of the systems, especially devices powered by a battery. The main system block involved in power conversion and delivery is the DC-DC converter, which converts DC
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09/04/2018
Forward Error Correction (FEC) â€

Figure 1. Logic “0” to logic “1”, then back to logic “0”

In modern communication systems, information is digitised, coded to logic levels “1” and “0” and often further encoded into complex modulation schemes such as Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM) or Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM).  Integrity of the information at the received end can be critical,
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09/04/2018
As Geometries Get Smaller, Keeping Up is Harder
There were two stories on the news recently that show both the potential for smaller and smaller electronics, and at the same time how hard it is to bring those designs to fruition. Firstly, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), led by Professor Thomas Schimmel, have developed a single atom
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09/04/2018

 



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