Category | February

Scalable Solutions for Cost and Energy-Efficient Drives

Posted on 02 July 2012

      XE166 real-time signal controllers Numerous providers of electric drives think about extending their product portfolios. The reason for this is the trend towards improved energy efficiency which increases demand for variable speed drives. This applies both to consumer solutions in the low-end segment, where manufacturers can improve their margins with higher value [...]

The Growth of Interconnection Power Budgets

Posted on 02 July 2012

      Active cable technique is being applied to all kinds of interconnect standards In the last 10 years the energy cost of interconnecting equipment has continued to grow due to increased bandwidth requirements. Since the rise of gigabit Ethernet, aggregate bandwidths have also continued to rise as switched fabrics run at 10 to [...]

Reliability of Electrolytic Capacitors

Posted on 02 July 2012

      A carefully designed circuit is essential for obtaining the required reliability level of a device Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors ("e-caps“, "electrolytics“) are vital to the function of many electronic devices. Ever-increasing requirements for energy-efficiency, the expanding utilization of renewable energy, and the growth of electronic content in modern automobiles have driven the spread [...]

Well-Rounded Drives & Motion Platform

Posted on 02 July 2012

      PCIe/104 Module with Intel Atom Processor E6x5C With the Kontron Microspace® MSMST, for the first time a PCIe/104 embedded single-board computer is available which offers a processor of the Intel Atom E600 series with an Altera field-programmable gate array (FPGA) on a single multi-chip module. Such a solution is very attractive for [...]

Genesis – Let there be Chips!

Posted on 02 July 2012

      IGBT module for use in photovoltaic systems in private homes The best-selling book in the world, the Bible, starts with the ‘Book of Genesis’, “because it is about the creation of the World …”, explains the ecumenical Bible translation – and the word for ‘creation’ is ‘genesis’ in both Greek and Latin. [...]

Circuit Protection Solutions Address Emerging Market Trends

Posted on 02 July 2012

      RTP device helps meet the reliability requirements of automotive power electronics systems Electronic components manufacturers are perpetually challenged to keep pace with the evolution of the industry. In particular, the growth and density of electronic content in automotive, industrial, consumer electronics and telecommunications applications has been dizzying. By Faraz Hasan, Global Strategic [...]