Power & Voltage Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

EtherCAT Slave Module enables precise laser micro-machining.

October 25, 2016

Enabling direct control of any laser source, LCMv2 Series EtherCAT slave module features a universal electrical interface. Designed for processing or machining applications, EtherCAT includes a high speed laser control signal output, a dedicated safety interlock input, fault input, enable output, and 8/8 general purpose digital I/Os. Module is fully configured and commanded by any of ACS' line of SPiiPlus motion controllers. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

IMPULSE's HiPIMS Power Supply feature remote control options.

October 19, 2016

Offered in Single and Dual configurations, the IMPULSE’s HiPIMS Power Supply gives 2kW output. Ideally used in process development and RD applications, HiPIMS' dual configuration powers 2 independent sources of up to 2kW each. Units can be set for either “master” or “slave” mode to run 4kW into a single source. Using the Dual option, the DC bias option can be set. Power supply features a front panel with 5 selectable presets to choose in remote control options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Voltage Regulator/Power Distribution Module offer versatility.

September 15, 2016

Using common standoffs, VR6 Voltage Regulator snaps together with PDS8 Dual Input Power Distribution Module, saving enclosure space to provide 5 Vdc or 12 Vdc and 24 Vdc simultaneously – individually selectable over each of 8 outputs. Offering surge suppression, regulator features 24 Vdc input at 1.75 A with output of 5 Vdc at 6 A, and 24 Vdc input with 12 Vdc output at 6 A. Power distribution module, featuring 8 fuse-protected outputs, provides 5–24 Vdc up to 10 A or 16–28 Vac up to 14 A. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Richardson RFPD Introduces New Peregrine Monolithic Phase and Amplitude Controllers for Doherty Power Amplifiers

September 12, 2016

New MPACs are designed for the LTE and LTE-A wireless-infrastructure transceiver market Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for two new monolithic phase and amplitude controllers from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The PE46130 and PE46140 are Peregrine's newest additions to its MPAC product family and offer... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Micro-Grid Switch stores/couples energy to meet peak load needs.

September 8, 2016

Sub-cycle switching DTI Micro-Grid Power Controller can store power from renewable energy sources and be coupled to grid to meet peak load requirements in real-time. Providing bi-directional power flow, key system elements include grid-tied inverter at medium voltage and lower-voltage DC bus. Design uses redundant switches in series and features DC link that connects to grid at 4–7.5 kVac through inverter. Consolidating all necessary hardware, unit is scalable to multi-megawatt levels.
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Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

DDR Memory-Termination Linear Regulator suits space applications.

July 12, 2016

Available in 16-pin dual-ceramic flat package, QML Class V and 100 krad (silicon) RHA qualified TPS7H3301-SP is immune to single-event effects up to 65 megaelectron volts per centimeter squared (MeV/cm²). This double-data-rate (DDR) memory linear regulator, which integrates 2 monolithic power FETs for source and sink termination and one internal voltage reference, has 0.16 in.² footprint. Stable termination power supply ensures single-event effects do not impact read-and-write operations. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services

AlsoEnergy Accelerates Push into Utility Scale PV Market

July 11, 2016

America's #1 solar monitoring provider in the CI markets offers the industry's most comprehensive solutions for utility-scale PV. BOULDER, Colo. - Over the past 5 years utility-scale PV has been the fastest-growing solar power market in the US. AlsoEnergy, the leading solar monitoring provider for commercial and industrial markets in the US, has gradually added new products and... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

CMOS LDO Voltage Regulators drive up to 300 mA.

July 5, 2016

Housed in 0.645 x 0.645 mm WCSP4E package, TCR3DG Series features output current up to 300 mA, low drop-out voltage of VIN-VOUT = 160 mV (typ) at 3.2 V output, and output voltage accuracy of 1%. Regulators include over current limit protection, thermal shutdown, output auto-discharge, and inrush current reduction. Using small ceramic input and output capacitors, series is suited for portable applications that require high-density board assembly such as Wi-Fi® 2 chip sets for smartphones/tablets. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

DC/DC Buck Regulators eliminate switch-node ringing.

June 29, 2016

By eliminating switch-node ringing, 2.5 A Model LM53625-Q1 and 3.5 A Model LM53635-Q1 lower noise and EMI emissions by up to 15 dB at system level. Wide operating range of 3.5–42 V handles start-stop and load-dump conditions for 12 V lead acid automotive batteries. Devices provide up to 93% efficiency at 2.1 MHz to support compact and high-temperature conditions in automotive applications. Supplied in wettable flank packaging, synchronous regulators enable post-solder optical inspection. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Control Unit enables non-retroactive parallel operation.

June 23, 2016

EPCOS VIP-3-TP Touch Panel facilitates intelligent coupling of 3 reactive power compensation systems. In conjunction with EPCOS BR7000-I/S485 power factor controller, unit permits completely non-retroactive parallel operation of systems with 3 feed-ins and coupling switches. At same time, unit enables symmetrization and visualization of measured values. Read More

Controls & Controllers

DVI Awarded Patent for Volt/VAR Optimization

June 17, 2016

- Volt/VAR control methodology expands on previous voltage conservation patent - Patent expands DVI's reach into integrated distributed generation, storage, photovoltaic, microgrids RICHMOND, Va. - Dominion Voltage, Inc. (DVI), a grid optimization subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D), today announced that it was recently awarded a patent related to its proprietary Volt/VAR... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Rigid-Flex Power Distribution Control Circuits Application

June 10, 2016

Challenge A contract manufacturing company needed help improving the quality and supply chain reliability of rigid-flex circuits for a power distribution control circuit application. The product had been in production already, but had issues with circuit failure. The existing rigid-flex circuit design also did not meet IPC standards for materials and construction. A solution was needed that... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Peregrine Semiconductor's MPAC-Doherty Device Optimizes RFHIC's GaN Amplifiers in IMS Booth Demonstration

May 25, 2016

The Live Demo Shows How Quickly and Reliably Peregrine's MPAC-Doherty Device Optimizes an RFHIC GaN Doherty Amplifier at 3.5 GHz SAN FRANCISCO - IMS 2016 - In booth #2129 Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces the demonstration of a Peregrine monolithic phase and amplitude controller (MPAC)-Doherty with an... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Logic Controller handles up to 126 analog I/O.

May 24, 2016

Providing power of programmable automation controller in small form factor, FC6A MicroSmart executes basic instructions in 0.042 µs and provides 640 KB program memory. There are 1,024 timers, and 6 of 512 counters are high-speed at rates up to 100 kHz. Available with 16, 24 or 40 I/O, controller has built-in RJ45 Ethernet port and RJ45 RS232C/RS485 serial port. SD memory port and mini-B USB port can be used for data logging, program storage/transfer, firmware updating, or recipe storage. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

Siemens to Provide Con Edison with Mobile Resilience Transformers

May 6, 2016

  • More compact, lighter and environmentally-friendly transformers allows Con Edison to reduce transformer replacement time from months to days
  • First transformer of its kind worldwide
  • Transformers for quick replacement in response to extreme weather and unexpected events
Siemens is providing Con Edison, the utility that powers New York City and... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

ABB FACTS Solution to Help Maintain Grid Stability for TVA as Power Generation Mix Changes

May 5, 2016

ABB – ABB FACTS solution to help maintain grid stability for TVA as power generation mix changes Dallas, Texas – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the largest public utility in the US, is installing ABB’s static var compensator (SVC) technology to help ensure system reliability as fossil fuel component of total energy mix declines. SVC’s enhance grid stabilization and at the same... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, HVAC, Test & Measuring Instruments

Temperature and Process Controller provides trend charts.

May 2, 2016

Featuring 4.3 in. capacitive color touch panel, ¼ DIN F4T with INTUITION® v3.0 is available with encrypted data log records to help meet industry requirements such as Nadcap, AMS 2750E, and CRF 21 Part 11. Users can log directly to USB memory stick, transfer data log files over Ethernet or to USB host ports, and select which parameters to log. With graphical trending functionality, users can create up to 4 trend screens and scroll through matching color legend of parameters on trend chart. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Synchronous Buck Regulators step-down 5 V rails to point-of-load.

April 15, 2016

Supplied in 5 x 5 mm 16-lead WFQFN or 3 x 3 mm TQFN package, ISL7823x DC/DC converter series steps-down 5 and 3.3 V primary rails to point-of-load (POL) inputs as low as 0.6 V for GPUs, FPGAs, DSPs, and SOCs. Products use current mode control architecture and, depending on model, deliver 3, 4, and 5 A of continuous output to infotainment head units and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Efficiency rating is up to 95%, and adjustable switching frequency ranges from 500 kHz to 4 MHz. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Access/Power Integration Enclosures provide scalable flexibility.

April 12, 2016

In addition to Trove™ Access and Power Integration Enclosures, backplanes for AMAG, CDVI, KABA/KeyScan, and Software House access controllers and accessories simplify board layout and wire management to reduce installation time and labor. Also available, Trove1 compact enclosure accommodates CDVI, HID/VertX, and Mercury controllers. Optional TMV2 door backplane is offered for max installation capacity and flexibility, and all Trove units include cam lock, tamper switch, and mounting hardware.
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Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Power Management Solutions meet industrial applications' needs.

April 6, 2016

As 60 V synchronous buck controller, ISL8117/A features low duty cycle (40 nsec min on time) that delivers direct conversion from 48–1V without requiring intermediate power stage or external compensation. ISL8018 synchronous buck converter steps down 5 V rails to POL inputs as low as 0.6 V for FPGAs, DSPs, and MPUs, while ISL80510/05 are 1 A/.5 A LDO voltage regulators with optimized dropout and transient performance for noise-sensitive loads. Read More