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Basics of modeling transistors
17 October 2014

By David Herres All transistors operate according to the exact same physical principles as diodes, the only difference being that they have greater complexity because there are additional P-N...

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The basics of diodes
16 October 2014

By David Herres Ordinary crystalline silicon semiconductors work according to the same physical principles as the old-world galena (PbS, lead sulfide) cat’s whisker radio-frequency detectors in early crystal sets. The...

Design World

Electric busses: Another good use for wind-generated power
16 October 2014

The world’s largest battery-electric vehicle says Chinese manufacturer BYD (Build Your Dream) is a 60-foot articulated bus that can carry 120 passengers over 170 miles on a single electric charge. Hundreds gather at the beginning of BYD’s APTA EXPO presentation for the unveiling of its battery-electric bus. The company also displayed a 40-ft bus that

Windpower Engineering & Development

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TraceParts Announces Debut of New 3D Community, Redesigned Web Site
16 October 2014

TraceParts Inc., a leading provider of 3D engineering content, announced yesterday that it has launched a new 3D community that will aim to connect CAD users and suppliers. The community, which will be called 3D Exchange (3DX), will also be a platform on which community members can display their work and solicit feedback. The company […]

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Non-Metallic expansion/deflection coupling improves safety while reducing installation time
16 October 2014

Coupling Tips

The non-metallic expansion/deflection coupling from T&B Fittings improves safety and reduces installation time for joining rigid polyvinylchloride (PVC) conduit that is subject to movement in any direction at structural...

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AgileIC: Time for a new hardware design process?
16 October 2014

How do I reduce time-to-market? Let me count the ways… If you read enough advertising, white papers, application notes, or product descriptions you will quickly lose count of the...

Design World

Pop quiz: Ace our eGaN FET quiz, win a textbook by the eGaN uber guru
16 October 2014

So you think you know your power circuits? Prove it! Ace our little quiz on gallium-nitride FET circuit design and you can win your very own signed copy...

Power Electronic Tips

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Unitronics introduces a new model with a 4.3″ HMI panel
15 October 2014

Samba, an all-in-one, palm-size controller, fills a growing niche—OEMs on a tight budget who need compact controllers for simple machine control, but still want the competitive advantage of a modern, color-touch HMI panel. The first model of Samba was released this spring; now, only few months after that launch, Unitronics is expanding the series with

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Spice model for SiC MOSFETs
15 October 2014

Cree, Inc., has expanded the company’s design-in support for the C2M Series SiC MOSFET power devices with the release of a new SPICE model. Fast and accurate, the...

Power Electronic Tips

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BLDC driver for sensorless control
15 October 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) TXN, -0.50% introduced the industry’s first 24-V, sinusoidal, sensorless, brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver. The DRV10983 gives customers the ability to quickly tune their motors...

Power Electronic Tips

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ARCv2 processor optimized for energy efficient Linux apps
15 October 2014

Highlights: New 32-bit ARC HS38 processor core is based on the extensible ARCv2 architecture and is optimized for growing number of embedded applications running Linux Delivers more than...

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Compliance tester for DDR4 systems
15 October 2014

Teledyne LeCroy, worldwide in high speed I/O analysis and protocol test solutions, announced its new Kibra 480 Compliance Analyzer. New DDR4 enabled systems are now available in the...

Design World

ETEL Offers an Ironless Line of Linear Motors
15 October 2014

ETEL presents its line of ironless high-speed linear motors, the ILF and the ILM series. Built for use in the semiconductor and electronics industry, this line of ironless linear...

Linear Motion Tips

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Mitigating the Impact of Lightning on Wind Farms
14 October 2014

Live webinar Tuesday, October 28th at 2 pm EST Lightning strikes are costly on wind farms – in both blade repair or replacement and disruptions to the power output. Lightning observations can be used to advise field service teams when it is safe to be on the nacelle and help operators pinpoint likely turbine blade

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Design Must “Get Smart” in the IoT World
14 October 2014

Once upon a time, products consisted of mechanical components. Much thought and brainstorming went into the best ways to design these components to make them function better than competing products. Life for product designers and engineers became more complicated when products began including electrical parts, as mechanical design and electrical design are often done on […]

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20-A SiC module targets15-kW 3-phase apps
14 October 2014

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) has expanded the award-winning silicon carbide (SiC) 1.2 kV six-pack power module family with a new 20A all-SiC module ideally suited for 5-15 kW...

Power Electronic Tips

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Conserving energy and reducing leakage with hydraulic fluids
14 October 2014

Leakage and system efficiency are always at the top of fluid power users’ minds. This is why several CCEFP researchers are focusing on how to optimize system sealing...

Mobile Hydraulic Tips

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Dev. kit for 2D, 3D gestures
14 October 2014

Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP), a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has announced the expansion of its Human Interface Input Sensing Solutions portfolio with the introduction...

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Powerline filter helps supplies meet noise standards
14 October 2014

Excelsys Technologies announces that the company’s recently released Xsolo and XF power supplies can now be paired with a custom-designed power line filter to meet stringent conducted emission...

Motion Control Tips

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