Final Report SENSOR+TEST 2014

13 August 2014

  SENSOR+TEST 2014 Growth Excels in Exhibitor and Visitor Figures The SENSOR+TEST in Nuremberg, the internationally leading trade fair for sensors, measuring, and testing technology, shines this year in the light of growth in all key figures. Moreover, the results from exhibitor and visitor polls indicate a high degree of satisfaction for all participants. Exactly [...]

Long-term commitment pays off: Weidmüller celebrates 20 years in China

11 August 2014

Weidmüller has been active in the Chinese market for 20 years now. What began with a joint venture has developed into the second-most important site in the world for the Weidmüller group. Reason enough to celebrate the anniversary locally last week. Nobody at Weidmüller back in 1994 could have foreseen how the Chinese subsidiary would [...]

ROHM Introduces New Class-Leading 0603-Size(mm) 100mΩ Chip Resistors for Current Detection

07 August 2014

  Contributes to greater miniaturization and energy savings in smartphones and wearable devices   ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of low-ohmic chip resistors optimized for current detection applications in compact equipment such as smartphones and wearable devices. The UCR006 series of ultra-compact (0.6x0.3mm / 0.2 x0.1inch) thick-film chip resistors is offered in resistances [...]

Unique PFC Controller for Design Challenges of Packaged Air Conditioner

06 August 2014

      Air conditioners are an important appliance in almost every residential and commercial building. While both window-type and duct-type air conditioners are common in the market today, duct-type air conditioners are becoming more main stream today due to their ease of installation. By Wen Chien, BLDC Product Line Marketing Manager, Fairchild Semiconductor However, [...]

Decentralized Drive Technology Solution with MPU

05 August 2014

      In factory automation, decentralized drive solutions have many benefits over centralized drive solutions. For the latter, the frequency inverter and control unit is mounted inside a control cabinet and it requires multiple cabinets as well as star cabling topology for each drive. By Thomas Mauer, Texas Instruments Decentralized drives have the frequency [...]

Feature-Rich Optocoupler Enables IGBT Driving Scalability

04 August 2014

      High scalability of an IGBT driving solution and consistent protection measures are essential requirements for a power converter platform design. The ACPL-339J gate drive optocoupler uses dual outputs to drive a current buffer’s upper and lower MOSFETs separately, thus allowing delicate timing control techniques to be integrated in the optocoupler. This design [...]

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Power Electronics Manual

Power Electronics & Semiconductor Manuals

Posted on 21 July 2014

    Power electronics engineers should be equipped with up to date power electronics manuals   Below are recommendations for several power electronics manuals including purchasing or download information.     Infineon Reference book IGBT Modules as eBook and printed Book Today, IGBT and power MOSFET modules are instrumental in power electronic systems and are [...]

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Post Job Ads in Bodo's Power Systems and on PowerGuru

Posted on 16 June 2014

  With just one purchase, companies can post job ads with the Power Electronics leaders PowerGuru and Bodo’s Power System’s Magazine offer the possibility of purchasing job advertisements that will be delivered via 3 types of media – print, web, and e-mail – in one purchased package, specifically targeting Power Electronics professionals.   With one [...]

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Beer-Game-Auction

Beer Game Auction

Posted on 11 March 2014

  The beer game auction is a role-playing game (simulation), related to the original Beer Game, where the players are parties in different positions in a B2B purchase process by auction. The objective of the players is to keep the sales prices as high as possible although they are acting within an auction environment. Since [...]

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PowerGuru Media Guide Now Available

Posted on 04 February 2014

              With the release of a new media guide for 2014, PowerGuru offers companies a variety of opportunities to increase their online presence and brand recognition. From a choice of several promotion options, companies can select a campaign method that best suits their marketing goals. Available options include banner [...]