Test & Measurement

February 2022
System solutions for battery-powered applications: Part 4 of 4 Editorial Series sponsored by Infineon; Innovative solutions for compact and efficient battery-powered applications

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Introduction As discussed in previous installments in this series, integrating power electronics co-located or in close proximity to motors is an important design goal in many battery-powered applications. Faced with increasing functionality and power requirements, as well as the size and weight constraints in
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02/25/2022
System solutions for battery-powered applications: Part 3 of 4 Editorial Series sponsored by Infineon; Maximizing integration and addressing EMI challenges in low-voltage motor drive/control applications

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Introduction Now that the era of the IoT, AI, and 5G has arrived, intelligent, lightweight, and miniaturized motor drives are essential to the next generation of power tools. According to a forecast provided by Grandview Research [1], the global power tool market is projected to reach 40.9 billion US dollars
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02/18/2022
System solutions for battery-powered applications: Part 2 of 4 Editorial Series sponsored by Infineon; High power density and thermal management for compact low-voltage (LV) motor drive/control designs

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The challenge Heat management is one of the biggest challenges for motor control and drive designs as it affects the efficiency and lifetime of the solution. In battery-powered applications, more sophisticated cooling mechanisms are adopted, requiring smaller heatsinks as well as different approaches other than PCB cooling. Power MOSFET package innovation is moving towards these new industry´s needs by developing products overcoming thermal challenges. Current state-of-the-art solutions Today most of the power MOSFET
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02/11/2022
Gowanda Electronics Introduces Chip Inductors for Power & RF Applications
Gowanda Electronics announces the introduction of its first ceramic core chip inductor series for power applications – SMP0603. This new power series is ideal for use in test & measurement, industrial control and automotive sectors. These high performance chip inductors can also be utilized in RF ap
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02/11/2022
Programmable Electronic Loads Offer Cooling and Operating-Mode Options

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The proliferation of renewable-energy applications is driving an increasing need to test batteries, fuel cells, solar panels, and other devices that produce renewable DC power. An electronic load—typically programmable and designed to draw various and specified amounts of power from a source—is the ideal inst
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02/06/2022
System solutions for battery-powered applications: Part 1 of 4 Editorial Series sponsored by Infineon; System solutions for robots and cordless power tool applications A move towards the future

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Introduction Very often we hear that today’s world is moving faster. Let’s take a moment to think about what this really means. We see things changing around us, no doubt about it. New apps, solutions, behaviors, habits, discoveries, implementations – there are plenty of innovative ideas that one cou
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02/04/2022
It’s All About Voltage Ratings

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Figure 1: Voltage distributes equally across inductor turns

Yes, voltage ratings for inductors. The popularity of molded composite core inductors has placed new emphasis on voltage ratings to ensure safe and reliable inductor operation. Molded-core inductors place the core material in direct contact with the windings, changing the way inductor windings are insulated. New circuit
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02/02/2022
100W AC-DC Power Supplies for Industrial, Technology, and Medical Devices
XP Power introduces the FCB100 series of AC-DC power supplies. The series is certified to medical (including BF), ITE and household standards for Class I and II (no ground connection) operation. With Class B conducted and radiated emissions in both Class I & Class II configurations and supporting both convection &a
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02/01/2022
Buffer Amplifier Increases Signal Bandwidth Tenfold in Data-Acquisition Systems
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry’s widest-bandwidth high-input-impedance (Hi-Z) buffer amplifier, capable of supporting frequency bandwidths as high as 3 GHz. The wider bandwidth and high slew rates of the BUF802 enable higher signal throughput and minimal input settling time. Designers can leverage th
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02/01/2022
Digital Oscilloscopes Available in 3 or 5 GHz Bandwidths
RIGOL Technologies announces its next generation of technological innovation with the release of StationMax Digital Oscilloscopes powered by the new UltraVision III platform. The new DS70000 Series is available in either 3 or 5 GHz bandwidths and combines the new UltraVision III oscilloscope technology and UltraReal sp
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02/01/2022