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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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