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Scottish facility develops SiC mosfets for electric car maker

Raytheon UK’s Scottish semiconductor business is to develop a silicon carbide (SiC) based mosfets for use in electric, hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The Glenrothes-based facility has a development contract with an unnamed car manufacturer. Raytheon will develop a SiC mosfet rated at 650V/60A…

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Sensorless control turns stepper into servo motor

Sensorless control of stepper motors, in which the speed of the rotor is determined through a virtual encoder within the controller, is possible, claims German firm Nanotec. “This enables the stepper motor to be operated as a servo-motor, with no step loss, no resonance and no risk of overheating…

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Motor control goes active

A new motor control algorithm can replace PI and PID control, writes Adam Reynolds  Getting the best possible performance out of your motion system is important. A poorly tuned regulator can result in wasted energy, wasted material or an unstable system. It is important that speed and position controller performance…

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Motor control out of the box

By Andy Harding, Senior Manager Core Marketing, Industrial & Communications Business Group (ICBG), Renesas Electronics Europe This year’s Electronica is all about innovation in terms of the solutions we offer to customers. Renesas Electronics Europe will be launching a wide line up of next-generation Solutions Kits, which will…

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Power Integrations launches InnoSwitch

Today, Power Integrations announces  its InnoSwitch family of switcher ICs combines primary, secondary and feedback circuits into a single, worldwide safety-rated, surface-mount package…

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Lidar increases wind turbine efficiency

Scanning wind before it arrives at a wind turbine can increase generation efficiency, claims Worcestershire-based Zephir Lidar. Testing was conducted in Boulder, Colorado by a consortium of Zephir, the University of Stuttgart, the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and international energy consultancy DNV GL. The idea is to…

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