Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Scalable MCUs accelerate control systems, increase integration.

October 30, 2014

With C28x CPU and accelerators, C2000™ Piccolo™ F2807x MCUs increase system performance without hardware/software design changes. Designers can leverage real-time control accelerator, which doubles MCU throughput to provide additional 120 MHz of floating-point processing capability. Other features include smart analog and control integration with flexible PWM, three 12-bit ADCs, simultaneously processing of 8 delta-sigma modulated channels, and Window comparators. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

PWM Controllers combine 40 V operation with PMBus interfaces.

October 30, 2014

With configurability of digital MCU, Models MCP19118 and MCP19119 provide analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40 V. Digitally Enhanced Power Analog controllers enable power-conversion circuit development with analog control loop that is programmable in integrated 8-bit PIC® MCU core's firmware. Integration is suited for applications such as battery-charging, LED-driving, USB power delivery, point-of-load, and automotive power supplies. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Flexible Industrial IoT MCUs support variety of applications.

October 28, 2014

Based on ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, S6E2C series features 200 MHz operating frequency and supports diverse on-chip peripherals for HMIs and M2M communications. Dual-bank flash array allows seamless OTA in-application reprogramming, and architecture is optimized for efficient data movement with 16 kB flash accelerator, allowing zero wait state execution. Other features include 5 V I/O and up to 2MB flash and 256 KB SRAM memory with native 72 MHz access speed. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

Power Hybrid IC drives motors in appliance applications.

October 28, 2014

As 10 A, 600 V power hybrid IC with open emitter pins, IRAM256-1067A is suited for use in air conditioners and washing machines. This compact AC motor driver, supplied in fully isolated and thermally enhanced package to simplify design, combines low VCE(on) Trench IGBT technology and 3-phase high voltage, high speed driver (3.3 V compatible). Features include built-in temperature monitor, over-current protection, short-circuit rated IGBTs, and integrated UVLO function. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Expandable Safety Controller offers flexibility, intuitive setup.

October 28, 2014

With ability to add up to 8 expansion I/O modules, XS26-2 can adapt to automation requirements and address range of safeguarding applications. Base controller models have 26 input terminals, 4 terminals for 2 redundant safety PNP outputs, and USB connection for loading configurations. Options include on-board display or embedded Ethernet IP/Modbus TCP capability for access to live I/O status and system diagnostics. PC GUI configuration software is also included. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller maximizes machine uptime.

October 24, 2014

Offering output current ratings up to 4 A, samos®Pro series enables safe load switching in industrial machine safety circuits. Modular configuration can start with as few as 8 inputs and 4 outputs and scale to 384 inputs and 192 outputs. Rated for 24 Vdc input (nominal), these 22.5 mm wide DIN rail-mounted modules are available with screw clamp or cage clamp pluggable terminals. If short circuit occurs, controller only switches off power outputs from locally affected module. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Distributed Control System offers virtualization capabilities.

October 24, 2014

With DeltaV™ Virtual Studio v2.3, DeltaV DCS utilizes virtualization capabilities for implementation and management of on-line production and off-line development, test, and training systems. Program offers prebuilt virtual machine templates that enable virtual machine creation without software installation. Release includes high availability and disaster recovery options, as well as ability to live migrate critical applications from affected hardware to minimize downtime during maintenance. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

High-Speed Drives target vertical lathes.

October 24, 2014

Using planetary reducers, high-speed versions of DRP, KRP, and KRPX Drives simplify design of mechanical transmission systems of both large rotary tables used on vertical lathes over 2,000 m and smaller tables used on milling machines. When meshed with drive gear, reducers on TwinDrive and DualDrive solutions cancel 100% of backlash. Reducers have been hardened to allow continuous operating cycles and can achieve rotational speeds up to 28 rpm-1. Read More