Power Controllers

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

Low-Power Microcontroller leverages ARM M4 core.

November 19, 2015

Built around ARM M4 core with floating point unit, Apollo MCU features active mode current in order of 34 µA/MHz when running from flash and sleep mode current <150 nA. Other features include 10-bit ADC, diverse range of serial interfaces, and 64–512 kB embedded flash memory. Available package options include BGA and WLCSP. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

USB Port Power Controller uses dynamic thermal management.

November 11, 2015

For fast charging, dual-channel Model UCS2112 supports 2 ports with 8 programmable continuous current limits for each port, ranging from 0.53–3.0 A. Device provides integrated current monitoring, precision current limiting, and charge rationing. For optimized user experience, dynamic thermal management feature throttles back current limit as it approaches thermal limit, preventing shutdown and allowing for charging where other devices have stopped completely. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

PWM Module is available for Allen-Bradley Point I/O.

November 11, 2015

Referenced within Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ Encompass program, 4402 two-channel Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) signal controller for Point I/O™ works with Allen-Bradley PLCs. Module generates square wave pulse signal with 0%–100% programmable duty cycle and 1 Hz to 20 kHz programmable frequency and can also be programmed to add dithering element to PWM output. Programmable output frequency and duty cycle provide sophisticated control for hydraulic and pneumatic control devices. Read More

Controls & Controllers

M2M Programmable Automation Controller incorporates solar charger.

October 1, 2015

Along with solar charger to help conserve power, G-4513PD-3GWA programmable automation controller (PAC) is equipped with built-in RTC and LCD for viewing status at-a-glance. As 3G controller, it supports GSM 850/900/1,800/1,900 MHz and WCDMA 850/900/1,900/2,100 MHz for connection with mobile phones and devices. Communication capabilities, including RS-232, RS-485, and Ethernet, foster integration with existing I/O and SCADA software. GPS function supports 32 channels and NMEA 0183 protocol. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

USB Type-C Power Delivery Controller ICs drive high-power devices.

September 24, 2015

Supporting conventional USB power supply modes up to 7.5 W (5 V @ 1.5 A) as well as power levels up to 100 W (20 V @ 5 A) for USB Type-C connected devices, BM92TxxMWV makes it possible to drive such equipment as PCs, monitors, docking stations, and peripherals via USB and accelerates charging of such compatible USB-equipped portable devices as smartphones and tablets. DisplayPort™ Alternate Mode compatibility eliminates need for separate dedicated video cables. Read More

Controls & Controllers

OEM Controllers provide IoT and telematics connectivity.

September 21, 2015

Featuring open-board construction, DIN rail mounted Versatile Base VB-2XXX Series provides 12 digital inputs, 3 high-speed counter inputs, 8 digital outputs rated for 2 A each, 7 analog inputs, and 1 analog output, plus 1 RS232 serial port and 1 RS485 serial port. For applications that require data logging, series is available with Real-Time-Clock, 512 K battery backed SRAM, and ability to accept micro SD card. VB-2XXX family is Cloud Communications-enabled with VersaCloud M2M platform. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

USB-C Controller promotes reversible-plug connector integration.

September 14, 2015

Supplied in 16-pin QFN package, UTC2000 fosters implementation of USB-C™ connector for applications covering consumer (notebooks, printers/accessories, docking stations, mobile devices, battery chargers), industrial (computers, handheld devices), and automotive (head units, break-out boxes, USB battery chargers) markets. Form factor also enables deployment of USB-C connectors in mobile applications, and design supports up to 15 W of power. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Fanless Embedded Controller operates from -40 to 185°F.

September 4, 2015

Based on Intel® Celeron® J1900 2 GHz or Intel® Atom™ E3845 1.91 GHz processor and Intel® HD graphics, Model ARES-530WT Box PC is suited for indoor/outdoor kiosks, multi-display signage, and data acquisition. Box PC comes equipped with DB9 male connectors for RS-232/422 and RS-422/485, 1 USB3.0 and 5 USB2.0 ports, 2 RJ-45 ports both delivering GbE, 1 VGA and 1 DVI-D connector, plus half-size mini-card socket and 2 mSATA sockets for SSD. Unit may be mounted in variety of ways, including DIN rail. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Backup Battery Charger manages power for control panel alarms.

August 19, 2015

Battery Operated and Alarm Charger (BOAC) charges backup battery found in control panels using 12 Vdc alarm strobe and horn. With power loss alarm mode switch in enable position, loss of 120 Vac power activates strobe light and horn after 5 sec delay. Alarm contact closure across pins 3 and 10 will also activate strobe light and horn. Battery charge controller IC, designed to manage charging of sealed lead-acid batteries, offers Cyclic Charging and Float Charging modes. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

USB Type-C Power Delivery Controller IC has all-in-one design.

July 30, 2015

Providing full power path, TPS65982 operates as single- or dual-role port and enables various host and device power implementations. It can be combined with 5.4-Gbps HD3SS460 USB Type-C cross-point switch, which enables USB connectors on either end of cable to be flipped up/down, delivers up to 100 W, and supports alternate modes to distribute video over DisplayPort. For USB Type-C systems requiring up to 15 W, TUSB320 series provides USB Type-C configuration channel logic and port control. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

Microgrid Control System uses layered cybersecurity hierarchy.

June 23, 2015

Allowing seamless integration of distributed energy resources, Microgrid Control System maintains uninterrupted power to critical loads. Microgrid controller is able to respond to external data, such as real-time pricing signals and fast-changing system dynamics. Priorities can be assigned to various user-defined scenarios, like economic dispatch, carbon footprint minimization, renewable integration, and system resiliency. Hardened security approach ensures that all data remains secure. Read More

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

Synchronous Buck PWM Controller simplifies power supply design.

May 28, 2015

Supporting 4.5–60 V input and configurable 0.6–54 V output, ISL8117 can bypass intermediate step-down conversion stage employed in industrial applications. Duty cycle (40 nsec min on time) enables direct step-down conversion from 48 V to 1 V POL, while valley current mode modulation with adaptive slope compensation enables stable operation for range of Vin and Vout combinations; no external compensation is required. Programmable switching frequency range is 100 kHz to 2 MHz. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Power Controller/PHY IP Solution reduces mobile SoC energy draw.

May 27, 2015

Reducing active and standby power consumption for mobile SoCs, Synopsys DesignWare® IP for PCIe® 3.1 specification helps designers extend mobile device battery life. L1 sub-states and power gating techniques, including utilization of power switches, power islands, or retention cells, reduce standby power to <10 µW/lane. Supply under drive, transmitter design, and equalization bypass schemes reduce active power to <5 mW/Gb/lane while meeting PCIe 3.1 electrical specification. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Security/Automation Systems meet police confirmation requirements.

May 19, 2015

Connecting security devices, thermostats, light switches, telephone, and backup battery with 5 built-in ports to connect additional control devices, EU versions of OmniPro II, Omni IIe, and Omni LTe controllers provide security and automation for homes and small commercial settings. EN50131- and PD6662-compliant products, offered in both English and Italian language versions, bridge diverse protocols. Tamper Kit for Omni security consoles is also available. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Rugged XMC Graphics Module combines low power, high performance.

April 20, 2015

Based on 3U VPX VPX3-716 Graphics Engine (AMD Radeon™ E8860 GPU-based display card), XMC-725 delivers multiple independent channels (up to 4 heads) of graphics output: DVI/LVDS/RGB-HV/DisplayPort™. Performance is optimized over -40 to +85°C basecard edge temperature, and 2 GB dedicated onboard memory supports demanding applications. Requiring <17 W, SWaP-optimized design eliminates need to throttle performance and unwanted shutdowns. Applications may only require as little as 10 W draw. Read More

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

Secure Microcontrollers feature integrated NFC.

April 10, 2015

Based on 250 MHz ARM® Cortex™ M3 processor with advanced power management, StrataGX BCM58100 MCUs protect sensitive consumer data from threats at physical and network layer. BroadSAFE™ architecture offers tamper protection and encryption as well as secure storage and processing of card information and biometric user data. Compliant with FIPS, microcontrollers integrate NFC for tap-to-access, tap-to-pair, and tap-to-pay applications, including mPOS terminals, home automation, and IoT products. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

PSR Chipset achieves zero standby power consumption.

March 16, 2015

Supporting 5–24 V output voltages, UCC28730 primary-side regulation (PSR) flyback controller with 700 V startup switch and UCC24650 wake-up monitor is suited for AC/DC power supplies up to 75 W. Smart load monitor with wake-up feature enables rapid step response with tiny output capacitors. Adapting to converter-loading conditions, intelligent sleep function can disable system functions, adapt for AC relay control, or disable synchronous rectifier at no load. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Control and I/O Products offer total plant automation.

March 12, 2015

Consisting of DIN rail-mounted control and I/O products based on scalable architecture and flexible design, Symphony® Plus SD Series optimizes energy efficiency in diverse operating environments within power and water industries. Able to withstand  temperatures from -20 to +70°C without additional environmental protection, series is especially suited for applications where control is distributed over wide area in harsh conditions, such as wind and solar power plants. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Lead Acid Battery Controller features DIN-Rail mount design.

February 12, 2015

Featuring redundant inputs for two independent sources, modular TSP BCMU360 Series provides management system with which to charge and monitor external lead-acid battery. These 360 W, shockproof and vibration proof units, intended for uninterruptible 24 and 48 Vdc bus voltage, operate from -25 to +70°C and incorporate battery protection system for over-voltage, deep discharge, short circuit, and reverse connection. Other features include alarm signals, remote on/off, and metal casing. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Digital Controllers feature VR12/12.5 compliant interface.

January 27, 2015

Featuring single and dual phase outputs and supporting both PMBus and Intel’s VR12.5 Serial VID bus, Models PV3103, PV3104, and PV3202 provide precision regulation and telemetry to support servers, high-end desktops, and embedded computing systems. RoHS-compliant DC/DC controllers feature 0.6–1.52 V output and programmable frequency from 375 kHz to 1 MHz. Units offer Auto-Control® real-time adaptive loop compensation, programmable fault protection, and configurable phase add/drop. Read More