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Alstom and Forsee Power to supply batteries for Aptis electric buses

Alstom has selected the French battery manufacturer Forsee Power to equip the Aptis electric buses, scheduled for series delivery from 2019 onwards. The vehicles will be equipped with NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) Li-ion battery technology as a standard feature. Forsee Pow...

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PCIM Europe 2019 call for papers open until 15 October 2018

Experts from industry and academia have the opportunity to apply for a lecture or poster presentation at the PCIM Europe Conference 2019 enabling them to benefit from the platform and pass on their know-how to a qualified expert audience. The conference topics include recen...

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Video – On Semiconductor demonstrates an advanced motor drive solution

In this video Martin from On Semiconductor walks us through a live demonstration of their rugged industrial motor control solution. Using 100 meters of cable to represent a real-world connection distance, the demonstrator shorts and faults various aspects of motor operation to de...

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Applied Motion Products’ highly-efficient 70Vdc switchers serve stepper drives and integrated motors

Applied Motion Products introduced a 70-volt DC switching power supply for use with DC-powered stepper motors and drives. The PS480D72 Switching Power Supply is compatible with step motor drives, integrated stepper motors as well as StepSERVO Drives and StepSERVO Integrated Motor...

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Video – Infineon demonstrates their latest IPM for motor control at PCIM

In this video Brian Chu from Infineon talks about their CIPOS IPM at the PCIM exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. The highly integrated, compact power modules are designed to drive motors in applications ranging from home appliances, fans, and pumps, to general-purpose drives. ...

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Video – Microchip explains their latest dual-core dsPIC digital signal controller

In this video Microchip explains their latest dual-core dsPIC digital signal controller to Alix Paultre at their launch event in Munich, Germany. The dsPIC33CH family is optimized for high-performance digital power, motor control, and other applications requiring sophisticated al...

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WARR Hyperloop team and Panasonic Industry Europe collaborate on entry

Panasonic Industry Europe announced its sponsorship of the WARR Hyperloop team from the Technical University in Munich (TUM) in the third annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition this summer. The Hyperloop is a new transportation concept for a high-speed train to travel in a near-...

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Video – Isabellenhutte demonstrates an advanced EV battery managment system

In this video Isabellenhuette explains their demonstrator of an advanced EV battery managment system at The Battery Show in Hannover, Germany. The demonstrator shows all the aspects that must be considered, from the power shunts to the system monitoring and management. For...

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Video – Movicom on their connected smart battery management technology

In this video Victor Pakhomov, CEO and Founder of Movicom, explains their connected intelligent battery management technology for Alix Paultre at the Battery Show in Hannover, Germany. The solution, intended for battery-driven autonomous vehicles among others, offers web-enabled ...

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Checking the charge at the Battery Show

One of the interesting aspects of the electronics industry is the resurgence of power as a critical application space and functionality enabler. Once the last thing considered in a design, power systems are now among the first things to be considered. One ramification of this is ...

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Video – Continental describes some of their EV powertrain solutions at the Battery Show

In this video Alex from Continental describes some of their electric vehicle (EV) powertrain solutions to Alix Paultre at the Battery Show in Hannover, Germany. One of the novel solutions takes twin 48-V starter motors and a special transmission that combines them to create a dri...

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“Smart Power” is gaining momentum

Fraunhofer IISB reports substantial progress in “Cognitive Power Electronics 4.0”, which merges proven power electronic system technologies and smart digital functionalities. The latest developments by Fraunhofer IISB will be presented at PCIM Europe, the international leadin...

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STMicro’s IPS4260L quad low-side intelligent power switch boosts efficiency and reliability in industrial automation

The STMicroelectronics IPS4260L quad low-side intelligent power switch boosts efficiency and reliability in industrial automation, with four 260mΩTYP RDS(ON) power switches and protection features in a space-efficient, thermally enhanced package. The IC can manage up to 2.4A@TA...

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Toshiba launches new surface-mount brushed-motor driver IC

Toshiba Electronics Europe has broadened its line-up of small surface-mount brushed motor drivers with the addition of the new TB67H420FTG that supports higher voltage applications. Realizing high-power brushed motor drives requires a high-voltage output, which can strain the dr...

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Video – Infineon demonstrates their latest motor drive solution at Embedded World

In this video Infineon shows how their EiceDRIVER family of single- and dual-channel automotive IGBT Driver IC’s can integrate with their HybridPACK family to serve hybrid and electric vehicles with six different packages that enable maximum scalability across voltage and power...

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VENTURI Formula E uses ROHM SiC power devices in its latest racer

ROHM Semiconductor has been official technology partner of the VENTURI Formula E team since Season 3, and this year ROHM brings its innovative SiC (Silicon carbide) power devices to the race track to increase the effectiveness of the power electronics system in the VENTURI Formul...

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Safety I/Os tout compact format

the modular Remote I/O System from LTI Motion creates space and meets the requirements of the machine builder in all phases of the machine life cycle. Many decentralised extension modules exist for the connection of sensors and actuators. But only a few provide a narrow module de...

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ON Semi joins CharIN Ecosystems on electric mobility standards

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has joined the global Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) ecosystem with the goals of promoting standards for charging systems in electric vehicles (EV), creating requirements for the evolution of EV charging systems and ...

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Selecting sense resistors for motor control with reinforced isolation

This article summarizes the differences in standards between traditional optocoupler-based technologies and inductive and capacitive technologies for reinforced isolation. It describes a system using digital control of a motor drive that incorporates current sense resistors for s...

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Improving the automotive power distribution architecture

In automobiles, a revolution has occurred in essentially all design aspects, from engine management to body control functions, to wheels, braking, safety and more. Only one aspect remains the same as a century ago: the power distribution architecture. This remaining vestige is ab...

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