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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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Toshiba begins sampling new automotive stepping motor driver

Toshiba Electronics Europe has just launched a new constant current 2-phase stepping motor driver for automotive applications and a wide range of general uses, including adjusting the mirror for projection of heads-up displays, motorcycle valves and valve / damper controllers in ...

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The long gestation of Industry 4.0

Thirty years ago, Siemens ran a series of ads promoting computer-based systems for industrial applications using posters by a then-famous German cartoonist that made fun of corporations and how they performed industrial tasks like mechanical drafting, manufacturing measurement, a...

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Powering industrial systems: components, intelligence, and efficiency

The manner in which industrial systems are powered is changing dramatically as the demand for power increases and, at the same time, as environmental, commercial, and legislative pressure mounts to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiencies. Industrial systems, su...

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Toshiba’s stepper-motor drivers improve accuracy and efficiency

Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced two new stepping motor drivers that detect excessive load on a motor and automatically adjust power to the motor to accommodate this load. The new TB67S249FTG and TB67S279FTG enable motors to move with precision at rapid speeds under vari...

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STMicro’s new motion-control IC empowers automation systems

The STSPIN820 IC from STMicroelectronics enables the next generations of stepper-motor-based robots to achieve even greater smoothness and silence, with smaller size, greater precision, and lower power consumption. With its high-speed inputs and precise micro-stepping algorithm, ...

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Allegro’s quad full-bridge PWM motor driver IC can drive two stepper motors or four DC motors

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced a new quad DMOS full-bridge driver capable of driving up to two stepper motors or four DC motors. The AMT49701 was designed specifically for dual axis, point of sale, office automation, security, surveillance, IP cameras, as well as indu...

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The PSMA Reliability Committee wants your input!

In alignment with the PSMA mission of bringing value and utility to members as well as the power electronics industry as a whole, the PSMA Reliability Committee aims to spearhead industry initiatives that identify and attempt to solve the pertinent industry challenges related to ...

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Toshiba’s three-phase brushless motor drivers enable high-speed operation in small motors

Toshiba Electronics Europe launched two new three-phase brushless motor drivers, the TC78B015FTG for 12V power supply applications, and the TC78B015AFTG for applications using 24V. The new ICs support high-speed rotation of small fan motors and are ideally suited to home applianc...

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A further look at the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely lambasted as an acronym by many in the industry for reasons varying from inappropriateness to inadequacy. The reality is that the term is both of those things, yet neither, because the real issue is that the IoT space is so huge that it requ...

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Infineon describes its latest drivetrain solutions at ELIV (Video)

In this video, Infineon describes its latest drivetrain solutions at ELIV in Bonn for EETimes. Among the systems shown were a complete hybrid power kit for plug-and-play design and their SiC-based MOSFETs and double-sided cooling technology....

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STMicroelectronics’ motor driver with embedded 32-Bit MCU simplifies motion control for battery-operated systems

STMicroelectronics’ STSPIN32F0A programmable motor controller contains fully integrated gate drivers for three external MOSFET half-bridges, an STM32F0 microcontroller (MCU), as well as a 3.3V DC/DC switching converter plus a 12V LDO, giving designers flexible motor-control opt...

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Automotive electronics and our continuing love affair with cars: Special Report

An AspenCore / Paul O’Shea Special Edition.   Power Electronics News dedicates this AspenCore Automotive Electronics Special Report to Paul O’Shea, who retired in July after more than 30 years in the business.   Industrialized culture is replete with sto...

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