Test & Measurement

August 2019
The Road to Success for Power Semiconductors

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Figure 1: Comparison of Superjunction transistor, SiC MOSFET, and GaN HEMT

The commercial availability of Superjunction transistors 20 years ago, challenged and finally proved wrong the limitations of conventional silicon-based transistors with respect to on-state resistance. What was regarded as revolutionary at that time is standard today. Today there is not a single transistor from
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08/31/2019
Socket and Hardware Products Support Intel's Processors
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- TE Connectivity (TE) introduced its LGA 4189 socket and hardware products, which support Intel next-generation central processing units (CPUs) for higher performance and better system scaling. LGA 4189 sockets are designed for Intel's next-generation processors, which support PCIe Gen 4 and
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08/29/2019
TTI Stocks Abracon's Automotive, Industrial Power Inductors
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking the Abracon ASPIAIG family of power inductors. These Automotive and Industrial Grade (AIG) power inductors are manufactured on TS 16949 certified production lines, AEC-Q200 certified
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08/28/2019

MAPS Software Suite for Measurement and Automation Modules
SAN JOSE, Calif. – ADLINK Technology announces a new generation of all-in-one software solutions: Measurement, Automation, and Platform Suite (MAPS). To improve process efficiency and shorten development time and effort, developers working with DAQ and PXI modules may immediately begin work
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08/27/2019
Teaching Robots how to Trek Through Unknown Terrains
A team of Australian researchers has designed a reliable strategy for testing physical abilities of humanoid robots - robots that resemble the human body shape in their build and design. Using a blend of machine learning methods and algorithms, the research team succeeded in enabling test robots to effectively
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08/23/2019
Power Supplies set new T&M Standards for Battery Apps
Being part of the same power supply family, both the R&S NGL200 and the new 
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08/21/2019
Are you SiC of Silicon? â€

Anup Bhalla, Vice President Engineering, UnitedSiC

Ultra-High Voltage SiC and Supercascodes New applications are emerging that require high voltage switch technology which is significantly lower in balance-of-system costs and operating losses than silicon IGBT and IGCT technology. This spans a wide range from solid state transformers, MW motor drives,
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08/20/2019
Vaneaxial Fan Designed for High-Pressure Applications
WILLOWBROOK, IL — The New York Blower Company has expanded its line of industrial axial fans with the Vaneaxial Adjustable Pitch Direct Drive Fan. The fan is ideal for high-flow, high-pressure applications in industries including mining, process supply and exhaust, transportation, combustion air/flare and
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08/20/2019
Current Sense Chip Resistors Include a 0.3 Milliohm Value
RALEIGH, NC – The popular CSSH Series ultra-high precision current sense chip resistor series from Stackpole has recently been expanded to include a 0.3 milliohm value in the 2512 size. The CSSH2512 0.3 milliohm part is available in tolerances as low as 1% and TCR is 150 ppm, with a 3W power
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08/13/2019
TTI Stocks the AVX NASA Space-level BME Series X7R MLCC
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., is now stocking the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Level X7R base metal electrode (BME) multilayer ceramic capacitors from AVX for use in U.S. military and aerospace applications under the criteria of the S-311-P-838 specification. AVX
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08/13/2019
Timing is Everything

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Microchip CSA 100 MEMs oscillator

Timing is Everything MEMS technology is well-suited to meet the demands of these emerging automotive applications By: Microchip Technologies Automotive-grade MEMS oscillators meet complex demands of emerging automotive applications by offering
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08/10/2019
A Charging Infrastructure for Wide-Scale EV Adoption

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Figure 1: EV Charging Station

A Charging Infrastructure for Wide-Scale EV Adoption To ensure that electric vehicles (EVs) have the same freedom to roam as today’s fossil-fuel cars, infrastructure challenges need to be addressed   By: Alessandro
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08/10/2019
High isolation, regulated DC/DC converters in compact package
The core characteristic of the TRI line is a sophisticated reinforced isolation system which is able to withstand high test voltages (9000 VDC for 1s and 5000 VAC for 60s) and working voltages (1000 VACrms). Complementing this isolation characteristic is a high Common
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08/09/2019
High-Speed Comparators Offer Fast Propagation Delay
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking MAX4002x comparators from Maxim Integrated. Among the fastest low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) comparators on the market, the MAX40025 and MAX40026 single-supply, high-speed comparators deliver fast propagation delay for distance sensing, time-of-flight (ToF),
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08/09/2019
Digital Oscilloscope Delivers Bandwidth up to 2 GHz
BEAVERTON, OR - RIGOL Technologies announces a significant expansion to its UltraVision II oscilloscope portfolio with the introduction of the New MSO8000 Series Digital Oscilloscope. Delivering Bandwidth up to 2 GHz Bandwidth and a new Jitter and Real-Time Eye Analysis package the MSO8000 Series extends RIGOL's
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08/08/2019
Pickering Reed Relays Stocked at Testco
Chelmsford, MA:   Pickering has signed a distribution deal with Testco, the specialist distributor of  passive, electromechanical and interconnect components based in Sunnyvale, CA. This means that Pickering’s large range of reed relays for
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08/07/2019
Modular Power Series Delivers up to 240W
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking MEAN WELL’s 650W/1200W Modular Power NMP Series. NMP series is a 1U low-profile modular and configurable type power supply from MEAN WELL. This series comprises two power wattages for the line-up, 650W and 1200W, and each output modules
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08/06/2019
Seeing How Computers 'Think' Helps Humans Stump Machines
One of the ultimate goals of artificial intelligence is a machine that truly understands human language and interprets meaning from complex, nuanced passages. When IBM's Watson computer beat famed "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings in 2011, it seemed as if that milestone had been met. However, anyone
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08/06/2019
Mahr Introduces New Precimar SM 60 Length Measurement System
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mahr Inc. has introduced the new Precimar SM 60, an easy-to-use length measurement  instrument for fast and precise external measurements on shop floor parts, with a measuring range of 60mm. The SM 60 is configurable with Mahr readouts, such as digital indicators or LVDT
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08/06/2019
Dynamometer Systems Verify Efficiency of Electric Motors
SAKOR Technologies Inc., announces that it has developed a series of dynamometer systems ideal for customers required to test and verify the level of efficiency of electric motors in accordance with a variety of national and international standards. The SAKOR units can be used test from two to eight pole motors
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08/01/2019