Test & Measurement

January 2021
Innovating Power Delivery Networks
Every electronic piece of equipment or system has a power delivery network (PDN) made up of cables, bus bars, connectors, circuit board copper power planes and AC-to-DC and DC-to-DC converters and regulators. Governing the performance of a PDN is its overall architecture, such as the use of AC or DC voltage di
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01/28/2021
Mersen Releases Next Generation Heat Sink Calculator
Mersen is pleased to announce the availability of R-TOOLS MAXX, Mersen’s next generation heat sink calculator. R-TOOLS MAXX is a no charge, on-line simulation software that allows users to model the optimum air-cooled heat sink solution tailored to their project requirements. It is completely interactive and av
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01/25/2021
Triple Pump Pressure Testing Controller System
High Pressure Equipment Company (HiP), a subsidiary of Graco Inc., introduces new triple pump models for its PT2020 Automated Pressure Testing Controller System for air-driven high pressure hydraulic pumps. The first-of-its-kind triple pump PT2020 controller is designed to provide automated pressure control fo
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01/21/2021
Richardson Electronics Offers New Signal Microwave Products
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. announced a new global distribution agreement with Signal Microwave, a leader in microwave connectors and test boards for applications up to 110GHz. The agreement aligns with both companies’ commitment to providing the highest reliability and quality products for various applications, in
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01/21/2021
RF Portfolio Covers Signal Chain for Macro Base Stations
Renesas Electronics Corporation strengthened its industry-leading RF portfolio for traditional macro base transceiver stations (BTS) with four new high-reliability, high-performance devices, offering customers access to a complete RF signal chain solution. This expansion includes the industry’s first quad-channel F4
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01/20/2021
Sager Electronics Offers SL Power's 300W Power Supply
Sager Electronics is now stocking SL Power’s GU300 300W single-output, open-frame power supplies. SL Power’s GU300 series are medical power supplies with digital control and monitoring for more precise in-system operation. SL Power GU300 features a screwless design with no top-side heatsink, allowing for a mor
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01/20/2021
TDK-Lambda 500W AC/DC Power Modules Shipping from Sager
Sager Electronics is now stocking TDK-Lambda’s PFH500F Conduction Cooled 500W AC/DC Power Modules.   The PFH500F Series is a high density and high efficiency AC/DC power module that comes in a compact 4” x 2.4” brick footprint. It’s rated at 500W and operates from 85 to 265 VAC input. The series is s
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01/06/2021
Impact of UnitedSiC Gen 4 Technology on Electric Vehicles

Table 1: Comparison of parameters for G4 750V SiC FETs with similar 650V SiC MOSFETs and 600V Superjunction fast diode FETs

The automotive market for Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices is widely expected to exceed the $1.5 billion threshold in 2025 with an annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38 percent. This is driven by the value provided by SiC based components in On-board chargers, DC-DC converters and in Traction inverters. With the launch of
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01/05/2021
Affordable RMS Power Meter, Operating from 100 MHz to 40 GHz

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Figure 1. A complete broadband RF power meter

RMS-responding RF power meters are widely used in test and measurement applications to precisely and accurately measure the RF power of signals with varying crest factors. These expensive connectorized devices offer a high level of precision, while relying on extensive characterization and calibration, but this pr
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01/04/2021
How to Choose the Optimal Smart Handheld Gage

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Figure 1: Today’s smart hand tools provide information for machine control and inform the operator of part quality with tolerance indication

In manufacturing, it makes perfect sense to maximize the value of every dollar, but it also means hard choices must be made when selecting handheld gages. For example, myriad issues such as training, warranties, throughput requirements, manufacturing methods and materials, the end-use of the workpiece, and general co
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Date:
01/04/2021