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APEC 2018 Magnetics Industry Session addresses high-Frequency Issues

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Magnetics Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2018 covering winding design for high-frequency magnetics. Its goal is to address many of the challenges facing magnetics design in high-frequency switch mode power su...

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PSMA’s Safety & Compliance Committee to host APEC industry sessions

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Safety & Compliance Technical Committee is sponsoring two Industry Sessions as part of APEC 2018. The sessions are: “Comparisons and Trade-offs of Integrated Gate Driver Isolation Technologies” (IS04) and “Isolation Top...

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Video-Andrea Vinci of Tektronix on testing advanced power electronics

In this video, Andrea Vinci of Tektronix talks to Alix Paultre about testing advanced power electronics. Since the test system has to be better than the circuit it is testing, there is always a tremendous pressure on the companies making testing products to have the fastest and m...

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RECOM’s R-78S evaluation board empowers battery-driven IoT designs

RECOM’s first evaluation board allows engineers to test the functionality of the R-78S switching regulator, which boosts a AA battery or external supply voltage to 3.3V for low power IoT applications. The evaluation board is equipped with several jumper headers measuring input ...

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Power Standards Lab unveils grid stability tester at DistribuTECH

Power Standards Lab, a leader in grid instruments, announced Grid Thumper, a breakthrough solution for testing the stability of microgrids, distribution grids, and back-up power systems. When subjected to stand-alone certification testing, individual pieces of grid equipment (gen...

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Rohde & Schwarz adds six probe models to its power measurement portfolio

Demand in the automotive industry for compact, highly efficient switched-mode power supplies, inverters and electric drives necessitates the use of leading-edge semiconductor components. This creates new challenges for T&M equipment. The new high voltage differential probes f...

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Rohde & Schwarz to show innovative T&M for next-gen designs at embedded world 2018

Rohde & Schwarz will be premiering its three new oscilloscope series R&S RTC1000, R&S RTM3000 and R&S RTA4000 to the general public at embedded world 2018 in Nuremberg (booth 4-218). These oscilloscopes are equipped with cutting-edge technology, a smartphone-like ...

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Video: Rohde & Schwarz describes its new low-cost oscilloscope family

In this video, Rohde & Schwarz describes its new high-performance low-cost oscilloscope family to Alix Paultre during the launch at their headquarters. In addition to being well-suited for power engineering, the company is releasing a couple of high-resolution low-noise p...

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Video-JC Sun of Bs&T Analyzer on advanced test and measurement

In this video JC Sun of Bs&T Analyzer talks to Alix Paultre about the challenges in testing advanced magnetic components for use in wide-bandgap semiconductor applications. Even with all of the tech involved, there is still a bit of art in analog electronic design. For...

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Voltcraft’s latest digital multimeter now shipping from Conrad Electronic

Conrad Electronic announced availability of the Voltcraft VC175, a digital multimeter, a highly robust unit with automatic scaling. The device’s voltage measurement range of up to 600V enables tasks to be performed reliably and safely. Specifically, the AC and DC voltage range...

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Video – ZES Zimmer on testing advanced power electronics

In this video Bernd Neuner from ZES Zimmer talks to Alix Paultre for Electronic News TV at the 2017 Power Electronics Conference in Nuremberg. The discussion deals with the issues involving test and measurement of wide-bandgap semiconductors, which can involve very high frequen...

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Safeguarding compliance of creepage and clearance with 3D analysis

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) within an electromechanical assembly that carries higher voltages need to comply with requirements according to national or international standards for specifying creepage and clearance minimum distances. There is a significant number of such standar...

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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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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 and Smart Wires to improve grids for EV development

Infineon Technologies is partnering with Smart Wires on the design of the SmartValve, a considerably lighter, less costly alternative for precise control of power flows on transmission lines. Operating on nearly all of the most common voltage and current levels, the technology in...

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Keysight explains its IoT education, development, & training system (Video)

  In this video, Keysight explains its new Internet of Things (IoT) development system during European Microwave Week in Nuremberg. The system is more than just a collection of development kits, it is also a full university-level educational program with syllabus. Wit...

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PowerCET unveils self-contained pass-thru medical power analyzer

PowerCET introduced the PQ Pass-Thru power recorder/analyzer, designed reduce the costs and time-frame involved in determining if operational problems with sensitive electronic equipment are caused by power problems – or not. The small, compact and self-contained unit can be sh...

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Considering EMC emissions early in the design process

One of the design activities often left to the end of a project is verifying that the product meets electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) emissions requirements. EMC regulations help to ensure that unintentional electromagnetic conducted and radiated emissions do not interfere with...

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Special Report: Energy harvesting for embedded processors

If it’s not a robot or machine tool, chances are that your Internet of Things project is (or incorporates) a remote sensor node. It will use miniaturized batteries to power itself. The goal of energy harvesting in IoT projects, ideally, is to eliminate batteries altogether. Mor...

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Batteryuniversity opens a new test facility

The Batteryuniversity is a DAkkS-accredited laboratory for battery and environmental testing located in Karlstein, Germany. It offers a wide spectrum of quality and safety tests on cells and batteries including development accompanying testing (vibration, overcharge, nail penetra...

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