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Bidirectional DC power supply for lab testing
The new IT-M3400 bidirectional DC power supply from ITECH integrates the features of a bidirectional power supply and a regenerative load. It inherits the advantages of high power density and modular ...


Solar lithium storage system
The US2000 Plus is a latest-generation lithium storage unit. Combining enhanced safety with a long service life – even when at low levels of charge on a regular basis – it meets the demanding requirements ...


Cost optimised power supplies
The Dimension CP-Series from PULS are cost optimised power supplies without compromising quality, reliability and performance. The most noteworthy features of the CP10.241–R1/-R2 units are their high ...


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Global analysis of the solid-state battery market
Power Electronics / Power Management

The rapid growth of the electric vehicle market has driven the development, manufacture and sales of batteries, especially lithium-ion batteries. In the meantime, market research firm IDTechEx has identified ...
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High-reliability screening for PPI’s capacitors
RFiber Solutions, Passive Components

As typical electrical tests may not detect internal flaws such as voids, cracks, delaminations and electrode discontinuities, which can lead to latent and/or catastrophic failures in high-power applications, ...
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Battery Technologies Conference goes virtual

Vukani Communications is back again with the 6th edition of the Battery Technologies Conference, and this time around the gathering is virtual. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to: ...
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IPC teams up with PSMA on standards and more

IPC and the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) pledging to build a strong complementary relationship between the two entities with a focus on ...
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Data sciences harness full value of factory floor data
Omron Electronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Data is easily collected and stored, but in most cases the data pipeline stops here and there is hardly any value extracted from the data. The data pipeline is often not completed in a proper way so that ...
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Manufacturing and supply chain digital transformation summit

ABI Research will be hosting an online summit from 20-22 October featuring experts from within its own ranks, as well as from a number of leading companies in the industry. The main webinar track will ...
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Applications for RF electromechanical relay switches
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

RF electromechanical switches are a key active device in many signal chains, including time-domain duplex communications and pulsed radar applications. Such switches can be as simple as a 3-port toggle ...
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High-voltage analog multiplexers
Altron Arrow, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

Diodes Incorporated announces the PS508 and PS509 analog multiplexers that are capable of switching signal voltages of up to 36 V in an industrial environment. The high voltage capability of the devices ...
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DC-DC converters certified for railway radio
Vepac Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

In addition to the existing certificates for the compliance of EMC characteristics according to EN 50121-3-2, MTM Power can now also prove compliance with the technical regulation EMV 06 – verification ...
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The pivotal role of supercapacitors in powering IoT
Avnet Abacus, Editor's Choice, Power Electronics / Power Management

With tens of billions of IoT nodes now in the process of being deployed across the globe, there are concerns about how all this hardware can be powered in a practical and environmentally friendly manner.
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Real-time dashboards for remote test data access
Comtest, Test & Measurement

Tektronix announced the availability of a native integration between the Keithley DAQ6510 and DMM6500 instruments with Initial State, an loT dashboard for data streaming and visualisation for world-class, ...
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V2X transceiver modules
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The VERA-P3 Series from u-blox are automotive grade 802.11p V2X (vehicle-to-everything) transceiver modules that operate in the 5,9 GHz frequency band. These automotive-grade modules are based on the ...
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Capacitors for fast-switching semiconductors
TRX Electronics, Passive Components

KEMET's KC-LINK surface mount capacitors are designed to meet the growing demand for fast switching wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors that operate at higher voltages, temperatures, and frequencies. These ...
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Ask your PCB supplier about reliability, not just capability
Elmatica, Editor's Choice, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Make sure to discuss combinations and how your solution affects risk of failure with the multiple heat cycles required to assemble the product, and the risk of failure in the final application.
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Oven control system supports IPC CFX
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

BTU International, a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing market, announced that its new Wincon 7.2 supports IPC CFX (Connected Factory Exchange) ...
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Solder paste inspection system
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Solder paste is applied during the printing process and is necessary to attach the components to a circuit board to assure the proper electrical connection. The printing process has become extremely complex ...
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Rugged three-phase AC filter capacitors
Electrocomp, Passive Components

TDK introduced two new series of EPCOS power capacitors for AC filtering in three-phase delta connection applications. The B32375* series is designed for the low to medium power range and covers a capacitance ...
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1 kW programmable DC power supplies
Accutronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

TDK-Lambda announced the introduction of the G1kW and GH1kW series of 1U high programmable DC power supplies. These new products further expand the GENESYS+ series, offering up to 1000 W output power ...
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