Test & Measurement

June 2021
Amphenol Temperature Scanners, In Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., offers available inventory on Amphenol Advanced Sensors’ TSCAN-750 Temperature Scanning Entry System. This system combines traditional infrared (IR) temperature measurement with artificial intelligence (Al) facial recognition. This Advance IR system provides full and partial facial recognition with th
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06/22/2021

Interface ICs Support Operation Across Just one Channel
In order to strengthen its portfolio of devices supporting USB power delivery, FTDI Chip has unveiled the FT23xHP series. These compact, streamlined interface ICs are supplied in QFN packages. They support operation across just one channel, thereby enabling systems that are subject to space or budgetary constraints to
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06/16/2021
Modular RF Switch Design for Simulation and Prototyping
Menlo Microsystems, Inc.has announced that it has partnered with X-Microwave to deliver an X-MWblocks modular building block that enables developers to rapidly prototype RF systems based on Menlo Micro’s high-performance MM5130 switch. The innovator of the “Modular Building Block System,” X-Microwave provides
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06/15/2021
Renesas Supports Microsoft Azure RTOS Across 32-bit MCU Families
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced that customers designing with all mainstream Renesas 32-bit MCU families now have access to Microsoft Azure Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) embedded development suite, including its powerful Azure IoT middleware. Azure RTOS is integrated and available out-of-box in
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06/15/2021
Tantalum Nitride Chip Resistors Add 10 ppm/ºC TCR Capability
Stackpole's AEC qualified RTAN series utilizes tantalum nitride technology to provide moisture proof precision chip resistor performance. The RTAN film passes biased humidity testing at 85ºC, 85% relative humidity, and 10% bias with very little shift in resistance.   The materials and design are
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06/15/2021
Digital Differential Measuring Systems for Broad Applications
The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products, Inc., announces that the KD-5600 family of eddy current measurement systems is ideal for use in COTS applications for fast steering mirrors, magnetic bearing active control, shaft vibration, image stabilization, and adaptive optics.   Customers in the s
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06/14/2021
Smallest, Most Accurate Isolated System-Monitoring Solution
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. expands the MAXSafe Technology line with the MAX22530, an isolated, field-side self-powered 12-bit system monitor. Featuring 4 channels, the MAX22530 provides isolated system monitoring to improve accuracy 50x and to reduce solution size by 40 percent by integrating five co
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06/08/2021
Doble Engineering Company Launches F8000 Power System Simulators
Doble Engineering Company releases the all-new F8000 platform of modular, highly configurable power system simulators. The new F8000 hardware platform is designed for next-level testing of protection relay, automation and control technologies. Universally suited for both conventional and digital protectio
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06/08/2021
Service Robotics Advanced: Part 3 of  3 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Driving Wireless Connectivity Innovation Forward

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Figure 1. Infineon’s AIROC™ product portfolio enables small-form-factor IoT designs

Service robots – complexity in design, simplicity to the end-user Innovations in robotics have been accelerated as their use cases span a wide range of different markets. In general, robotic systems can be categorized into four categories: industrial robots, collaborative robots (cobots), service robots, and
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06/08/2021
Service Robotics Advanced: Part 2 of  3 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Ensuring the Safe Operation of MOSFETs in Bidirectional Protection Power Switch (BDPS) Applications

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Figure 1. BDPS configurations

Introduction The global market for battery-powered applications is rapidly growing, including power tools, consumer robotics, light electric vehicles, and many others. The evolution of switched-mode power supply (SMPS) topologies enables designers to ensure safe charging and discharging of the equipment’s battery using bidirectional converters through
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06/08/2021
Service Robotics Advanced: Part 1 of 3 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Leveraging the Benefits of GaN to Improve Motor System Efficiency and Power Density in Robotics Applications

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Figure 1. Schematic of the CoolGaN™ 100 V-based motor drive

Introduction Robotics is an interdisciplinary field with a strong focus on integration and system optimization. Applications include service robots, collaborative as well as industrial robots, autonomous drones, and automated guided vehicles. An optimized design of the motors and drives in these robotic applications is key for a successful end-product. In a conventional, silicon-based (Si) d
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06/08/2021
UnitedSiC announces six new D2PAK-7L SiC FETs
Available in 30, 40, 80 and 150mΩ versions, these latest SiC FETs represent another step forward in accelerating migration to SiC across applications such as server and telecom power supplies, industrial battery chargers and power supplies, EV on-board chargers and DC-DC converters.   The D2PAK-7
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06/04/2021
Rugged Nicomatic EMM Series rectangular connectors
The connectors reduce space and weight in the most extreme environments, including defence, space, motorsport, civil aviation, UAVs and robotics. The 1.27mm pitch EMM interconnects effect a 40% space reduction over their parent CMM Series and a 20% space saving when compared to standard Micro D connectors. A recen
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06/04/2021
Farnell stocking Rohde & Schwarz NGA100 power supply series
With intuitive manual control and simple computer-controlled operation, the NGA100 series is in stock for same day shipping and can be used as a bench supply for R&D, product test, repair and education, or in racks for manufacturing test systems.   The new generation NGA100 series is an easy-to-use entry-level
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06/04/2021
Ultra low IQ power management IC for nRF52/nRF53 Series SoCs
The nPM1100 combines a USB compatible input regulator with overvoltage protection, 400mA battery charger and 150mA DC/DC step-down (“buck”) voltage regulator in a 2.075 x 2.075mm wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP). The PMIC ensures reliable power supply and stable operation for Nordic’s nRF52 and nRF53 S
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06/04/2021
Farnell adds Inksmith experiential learning tools
The Climate Action Kit’s project-based learning experiences are designed to teach students how to apply technology to solve real world problems through the lens of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Every project provides a unique hands-on opportunity for cross-curricular learning, with
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06/04/2021
Renesas Expands Portfolio of World’s Smallest Photocouplers
Measuring a mere 2.5mm x 2.1mm in an LSSO5 package, the world’s smallest optical isolated IGBT drivers and intelligent power module (IPM) driver reduce PCB mounting areas by up to 35 percent compared with other devices on the market.   “Industrial equipment and green energy system manufacturers a
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06/04/2021
2W-Rated Surface Mount DC-DC Converters with Bipolar Outputs
Comprising 9 different models, the lightweight units in the MGJ2 series each have a 2 W power rating and are supplied in compact, low-profile form factor modules with 19.49 mm x 14.99 mm x 4.39 mm dimensions. They are intended to accompany the IGBT and SiC-based MOSFET high-voltage gate drivers used in industr
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06/04/2021
High Temperature, Power DC-Link Film Capacitor
The C4AK series joins the C4AU (harsh environment) and C4AQ-P (125°C) family of power DC-Link film capacitors. These series offer higher capacitance density, DC voltage, and DC ripple current capabilities with an extended operational lifetime at high temperatures in harsh environments. Ideal for use in automoti
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06/04/2021
Mersen relaunches Enlight Energy Cap capacitor series
Since the relaunch, these products feature a new foil structure with much higher rated currents and an optimized price-performance ratio. That makes them the ideal solution for use in frequency converters and DC links in wind energy or photovoltaic technology. “These industries have huge potential”, explains Herw
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06/04/2021
APEC 2021: Infineon solutions from silicon to wide bandgap
With a device portfolio that spans silicon and wide bandgap (WBG) devices, engineers look to Infineon for solutions that balance performance, efficiency, reliability and cost. Infineon’s power solutions set the pace for innovations that make life easier, safer and greener.   Products, demonstrat
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06/04/2021
Ensuring Predictable Lighting System Performance

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Figure 1: DALI+ is DALI lighting control plus wireless and IP-based networking

When it comes to the best-practice design of power systems that supply lighting loads to commercial and industrial facilities, typical considerations include avoiding unwanted effects such as voltage drop, flicker and transients. For this reason, effective lighting control is among the fundamental concepts that ca
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06/01/2021
A New Variation of the Classic Instrumentation Amplifier

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Figure 1. Classic instrumentation amplifier

The need for PGIAs arises because of the often-encountered case of adapting the circuit to a wide range of sensors or environmental conditions.With a fixed gain, suboptimal SNR could compromise precision. Techniques useful in creating accurate, stable PGIAs are discussed in, “Programmable Gain Instrumentation Am
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06/01/2021
Enabling System Upgrades with SiC Technology using Industry-Standard Baseplate-Less Packaging

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Wolfspeed, a Cree company, has introduced the Wolfspeed WolfPACKTM family of power modules, which feature silicon carbide (SiC) devices in a well-known power module package. The modules are built on the years of research and optimization Wolfspeed has dedicated to its SiC material and devices.  Along with critical
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06/01/2021