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Gateways and single board computers for IoT

12th March 2019 Industrial Electronics, Internet of Things, RF & Microwave, Single Board Computers

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SolidRun has teamed up with wireless module firm U-blox to create gateways and single board computers for IoT. They include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth personal area networking, Wirepas Mesh, cellular connectivity, as well as USB and a 10/100/1000 wired Ethernet. Processing comes from an NXP i.MX6 Arm Cortex-A9 processor, with either single, dual or quad-cores, working with up to 2Gbyte of ...

APEC: TI’s 100V 1A dc-dc buck

11th March 2019 Automotive Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Power Supplies

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At the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) next week, TI will demonstrate a 6-100V buck converter capable of delivering 1A, with low waste – 10.5µA no-load input quiescent current (25 to 12V at 1mA) and 3µA shut-down quiescent current. Called LM5164, the constant-on-time synchronous step-down regulator has integrated high and low-side n-channel power mosfets (725mΩ buck switch, 340mΩ synchronous rectifier – no need for a Schottky). ...

1in square dc-dc delivers 12W for rolling stock, and forklifts

11th March 2019 Automotive Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Power, Power Supplies

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Recom is aiming at rail rolling stock with a 25 x 25mm (actually 1 x 1inch) dc-dc converter that can deliver 12W. Called RP12-AR, the modules operate at up to 90% efficiency and up to +88°C ambient at full load – so no derating, and neither forced cooling nor additional heatsinks are required when operating at full load. Minimum operating ...

Imec on Smart Industries

26th February 2019 Business, Industrial Electronics, Research

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This is the sixth in a series of essays by Imec on the future of electronics technology. This one is called: Smart Industries. Man and machine collaborating on the factory floor: a nightmare or a match made in heaven? What will our factories look like in 2035? asks Pieter Simoens of the University of Ghent, an Imec affiliate. You do ...

Variable drives for industrial automation

22nd February 2019 Industrial Electronics, Power Supplies

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RS Components has introduced a range of industrial frequency converters for automation applications. Made by Rexroth, EFC 5610 is a range of intelligent variable-frequency drives, for use up to 7.5kW in the variants stocked by RS. They It offers vector control and a torque curve with high starting torque. Features include expansion options via I/O and fieldbus modules, a control ...

Industrial handling gets to grips with AI for the smart factory

31st January 2019 Automotive Electronics, Events, Industrial Electronics, Manufacturing, News

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At this year’s Hannover Messe (1 – 5 April 2019), Schunk will be echoing the theme of human collaboration with robotics with a gripper that, with a gripping force of 600N, is claimed to exceed any other currently available. The company believes that mechantronic grippers that can handle heavier weights will be used in the automotive industry. At the international ...

Renesas expands 32-bit MCUs to include high-temperature types for motor-control

31st January 2019 Industrial Electronics, Microprocessors

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The microcontroller groups to include high-temperature types for motor-control - 'G' versions of both will operate from −40°C to +105°C.

Shock and vibration tolerant DC-DC converters for industrial and railway

29th January 2019 Automotive Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Power Supplies

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Murata’s IR series of dc-dc converters are designed specifically for use in industrial and railway applications. Models include: IRQ100 series 100W single regulated output industry-standard quarter brick IRH150 series 150W single output IRS50 series 50W sixteenth brick IRQ and IRH products deliver regulated outputs of 5, 12, or 24Vdc, from a 3:1 input range of 57.6 up to 160Vdc. “Highly ...

ISM 868/915MHz IIoT antenna works on metal surfaces

25th January 2019 Industrial Electronics, RF & Microwave

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UK-based antenna maker has created an product for wireless lighting that can be used on metal surfaces. Named Magna (part SR4I051) and aimed at industrial IoT and smart buildings, it operates in the ISM 868/915MHz bands. It uses two electrical layers, one isolated from the other, which enables an antenna to radiate on a metal surface or housing  – an ...

LonWorks over IP for building automation

25th January 2019 Industrial Electronics, Products, Single Board Computers

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Adesto, new owners of Echelon, will be promoting LonWorks and its ecosystem at Embedded World, particularly recently-approved ANSI/CTA 709.7 – LON IP protocol – that enables native LON communication over any IP (internet protocol) transport such as Ethernet and Wi-Fi, as well as interoperability with IP-based web services. With this, building and industrial automation based on LonWorks can “seamlessly and ...

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