Latest News About Power Supplies, Batteries & Transformers

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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MIT wheel nears production

The Copenhagen Wheel is a self-contained pedalling assister for cyclists. Within its profile is: a motor (350W US, 250W EU), a battery (48V Li-ion), control electronics, and a Bluetooth radio. Battery life is estimated at 1,000 cycles, and charges in four hours. Based on technology from MIT…

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TI adds three-phase power capability to Piccolo DSP

Texas instrument’s is aiming at solar inverters, motor controls, and digital power supplies with an upgrade to its Piccolo family of DSP/CPUs. Called F2807x, it adds three phase capability with: three 12bit 3.1Msample/s ADCs instead of one, and three 12bit DACs, where there were none. Also…

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