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Power delivery over USB Type-C will open up new applications
25 March 2020, Altron Arrow
The enablement of SuperSpeed is just one reason why we can expect the USB interface to dominate for many years to come, but power delivery must also be a major factor in that.

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Industrial power module
25 March 2020, Würth Elektronik eiSos
The components in a SIP-3 package represent cost-effective solutions to meet the requirements for the transient capability of a 24 V industrial voltage network. The new modules operate from 6 to 36 V ...

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Complete design solution for energy efficient motor driving system
25 March 2020, Avnet South Africa
Electric motors are a powerhouse user of electricity worldwide, accounting for about two-thirds of industrial electricity consumption. The International Energy Agency reports that electric motors account ...

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Miniature automotive MOSFETs
25 March 2020, Avnet South Africa
Diodes Incorporated announced the introduction of the 40 V-rated DMTH4008LFDFWQ and 60 V-rated DMTH6016LFDFWQ automotive-compliant MOSFETs packaged in DFN2020. These miniature MOSFETs occupy just 10% ...

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PCB-mount AC-DC power supplies
25 March 2020, Vepac Electronics
Complementing the previously released 3 W, 5 W and 10 W models, the VCE20 and VCE40 series from XP Power provide 20 and 40 Watts of power respectively and offer an encapsulated version as well as a lower-cost ...

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High-voltage MOSFET for low-frequency switching
25 March 2020
With the introduction of the 600 V CoolMOS S7 SJ MOSFET family – uniquely fitting a 22 mΩ chip into an innovative SMD package – Infineon Technologies is aiming to set a new benchmark for power density, ...

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Power over Ethernet – supply of Ethernet devices via data lines
25 March 2020, Altron Arrow
In process automation systems, important parameters such as temperature, pressure, flow rate, humidity and many others must be monitored and measured. In the era of Industry 4.0, Ethernet is a popular ...

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Hybrid capacitors combine the best of both worlds
26 February 2020, Avnet South Africa
The different properties of EDLCs, Li-ion batteries and Li-ion capacitors suits each technology to various different applications.

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Testing MPPT for photovoltaic inverters
26 February 2020, Conical Technologies
Whether or not the depletion of oil resources is a pseudo-proposition, the development of renewable energy and clean energy is a global consensus. China’s photovoltaic (PV) industry, for example, has ...

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Energy independence – reliable solutions for ‘here and now’
26 February 2020, Forbatt SA
Energy is the lifeblood of the economy and it impacts all sectors of society, including individual citizens. There has been a great push towards an integrated energy plan that ensures current and future ...

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Battery pack design considerations for rechargeable solutions
26 February 2020, Just Batteries
Considerations have to be weighed up when doing this: the energy density of Li-ion is higher than that of LiFePO, but LiFePO4 is much safer and has a voltage range that makes it a direct replacement for lead acid batteries.

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Programmable DC power supply
26 February 2020, Vepac Electronics
XP Power announced a new single-output programmable DC power supply that is ideal for use in a wide variety of applications including laboratory, production, and embedded test and measurement. Multiple ...

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Battery internal resistance testers
26 February 2020, Conical Technologies
The IT5100 series, from ITECH, is a series of battery internal resistance testers with high precision, high resolution and high speed. It adopts AC 4-terminal sensing, which means the tester can test ...

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Power supply in 3U VPX format
26 February 2020, Conical Technologies
SynQor announced its new universal 85 to 264 Vrms a.c. input VPX power supply with long holdup capabilities, compliant to MIL-STD-704F for critical military, aerospace and shipboard applications. This ...

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Synchronous step-down silent switcher
26 February 2020, Altron Arrow
Analog Devices’ LT8653S is a dual-channel, 2 A, synchronous step-down regulator with a 3 V to 42 V input voltage range. Silent Switcher 2 technology enables the LT8653S to simultaneously operate at high ...

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Drivers for 3-phase BLDC motors
26 February 2020, Altron Arrow
STMicroelectronics’ STSPIN drivers for 3-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motors includes power drivers in a 3-phase bridge configuration and integrated solutions with built-in decoding logic for Hall-effect ...

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DC-DC converters for railway applications
1 February 2020, Conical Technologies
Traco Power announced the release of the latest addition to its railway series converters. The THN 10WIR series is a family of ruggedised 10 Watt DC-DC converters for the highest reliability in harsh ...

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Highly robust IGBT gate driver
1 February 2020
Power Integrations announced the launch of its automotive-qualified SID1181KQ SCALE-iDriver gate driver for 750 V-rated IGBTs. The new part expands the company’s range of auto-qualified driver ICs, following ...

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Power management/UPS HAT for Raspberry Pi
29 January 2020, iCorp Technologies
This Raspberry Pi power management and UPS HAT, made by Sixfab, ensures that the device is powered up and that the user has full control over its power supply. The uninterruptible power supply automatically ...

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Brushless DC motor driver
29 January 2020, NuVision Electronics
The MP6650 from Monolithic Power Systems is a single-phase, brushless DC motor driver with integrated power MOSFETs and a Hall-effect sensor. The device drives single-phase brushless DC fan motors with ...

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