Test & Measurement

March 2019
Are you SiC of Silicon? - Part 1

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Anup Bhalla, Ph.D., Vice President Engineering, UnitedSiC

SiC applications began in the 2000s with the adoption of SiC JBS diodes into PFC applications. This was followed by the use of SiC diodes and FETs in the PV industry. But the recent surge in applications relating to EV On-board chargers and DC-DC converters is driving SiC growth. The nascent adoption in the
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03/31/2019
When Grounds are Separated

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How should you proceed with a switching regulator with an analog ground (AGND) and a power ground (PGND)? This is a question asked by many developers designing a switching power supply. Some developers are accustomed to dealing with a digital GND and an analog GND; however, their experience frequently fails
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03/31/2019
Laser Gas Analyzer Reduces Costs for Emissions Monitoring
SHAKOPEE, Minn. - In the midst of increasing compliance demands for emissions monitoring and nitrogen oxide (NOx) measurement in industrial applications, companies now have the opportunity to move beyond costly consumables and complex gas sample treatment associated with aging, legacy
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03/29/2019

TTI Offers Vishay's TNPW and TNPU Series Thin Film Resistors
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., features the broadest and deepest inventory of Vishay’s TNPW High Stability and TNPU Ultra Precision Series Thin Film resistor products in the industry. Both the TNPW and TNPU thin film resistors are readily available from TTI and are ideal for
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03/29/2019
425W Power Supplies with Approvals for Various Applications
SL Power announced two new series of power supplies, the MU425 series for medical equipment and TU425 series for critical industrial, test and measurement equipment. These high-performance U-channel power supplies are ideal for equipment that must continue to perform in environments where AC power may be noisy
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03/28/2019
Power Integrations Increases Efficiency of Display Power Supplies with New InnoMux Technology

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PI InnoSwitch3-MX & InnoMux

Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, has announced the release of the InnoMux™
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03/27/2019
Mixed Domain Analysis Hits Big Screen with Firmware Release

A new firmware upgrade for the 5 and 6 Series MSO enables simultaneous analog and spectrum views with independent controls in each domain.

Tektronix released new firmware for the 5 Series and 6 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscopes that unlocks a new analysis tool called Spectrum View.  A free upgrade (see URLs below),  Spectrum View allows you to perform mixed domain analysis on the big, high-resolution displays of the 5 and 6 Series
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03/27/2019
On Semiconductor's Cloud-Connected Strata Developer Studio
ANAHEIM, USA – ON Semiconductor demonstrated new power solutions boards enabled with its Strata Developer Studio development platform at the recent APEC 2019 in Anaheim. Strata facilitates the rapid and easy evaluation of solutions for a wide range of applications, allowing users to view devices
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03/26/2019
High-Accuracy Current Transducer Measures up to 1200Arms
Taastrup, Denmark...Danisense announced the DM1200, a high-accuracy current transducer capable of measuring signals up to 1200Arms and 1500A DC. Specifically targeting the eV and heV markets which requires higher power converters that can be rapidly-charged, the DM1200 also features a large, 45mm diameter aperture
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03/25/2019
UnitedSiC announces SiC JFET family for low power  AC-DC Flyback converters

SiC JFETs for Low Power AC/DC Flyback Converters

March 19, 2019, Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) Anaheim CA, and Princeton,New Jersey: UnitedSiC, a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, today announced it has released a range of SiC JFET die suitable for co-packaging with a controller IC with built in low
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03/20/2019
Teraohmmeter Meets Demands for Higher-Voltage IR Testing
Poway, CA—Vitrek introduces the 98x Series of Teraohmmeter / Insulation Resistance testers designed to meet the emerging higher voltage requirements of electric vehicle battery systems and solar arrays. The 981i offers an output voltage range of up to 6.5 kV and the 983i has a maximum output of 11
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03/19/2019
UnitedSiC announces strategic investment by Analog Devices

Chris Dries, President and CEO at UnitedSiC

March 18, 2019, Princeton, New Jersey and Norwood, Massachusetts: UnitedSiC, a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, today announced a strategic investment and long-term supply agreement from Analog Devices, Inc.
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03/18/2019
Two Steps to High Voltages

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Figure 1. Boost topology for generating a high voltage from a low voltage

If a high voltage needs to be generated from a low voltage, a boost converter can be used. This represents one of the three elementary switching regulator topologies and requires only two switches, an inductor, and input and output capacitors. Besides the boost converter, the other basic topologies are the buck
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03/08/2019
Wide Bandgap Semiconductors and Packaging - it’s happening

Kevin Parmenter, Field Applications Manger, Taiwan Semiconductor

The promise of wide bandgap semiconductors (WBG) are higher switching frequency and higher operating temperatures perhaps smaller sizes, greater efficiencies and perhaps higher reliability, less size, less cooling – no fans for example, smaller heatsinks, smaller capacitors, less weight and overall better
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03/08/2019
50-Watt, High Current Density, Non-isolated Digital DC-DC Modules
Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced the LGA50D dc-dc module, which offers one of the highest current density ratings in the industry. With a footprint of just 1 x 0.5 inches or 25.4 x 12.5mm, this innovative non-isolated unit offers two independent and
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03/06/2019
Industry’s first automotive USB 3.1 SmartHub supports Type-C
Microchip announces an automotive-qualified USB 3.1 Gen1 SmartHub IC, offering up to 10 times faster data rates over existing USB 2.0 solutions and reducing indexing times to improve the user experience in vehicles. To support the rising adoption of USB Type-C in
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03/06/2019
Industry’s smallest logic parts approved for automotive
Nexperia announced that over twenty logic types in the company’s space-saving leadless MicroPak packages are now AEC-Q100 qualified. These logic solutions are the smallest devices of their type suitable for
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03/06/2019
Han ES Press HMC connector range allows fast installation
The new Han ES Press HMC (High Mating Cycles) connector series from HARTING combines the facility to be installed quickly without tools with extremely robust construction that allows the devices to handle at least 10,000 mating cycles.
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03/06/2019
PMBus 600W DOSA Compliant, Quarter-Brick DC-DC Converter
Murata has launched a series of 600W, DOSA compliant, 12V output, digital quarter-brick DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. The series was designed for The DSQ, DCQ and DAQ converters support the full ‘TNV’ input range of 36 – 75V, with a typical efficiency of 96 % @ full
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Date:
03/05/2019