Electrical/Electronics

Power Modules

TDK-Lambda Americas, National City, CA, introduced the TDK-Lambda PFE1000FA series of AC-DC power modules that enables designers to utilize a single device containing power factor correction, regulation, and input-output isolation. The modules operate from a universal input of 85- 265Vac, and are available with nominal outputs of 12, 28, and 48Vdc. They deliver full power with an operating baseplate temperature range of -40 to +100 °C.

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Electronics Enclosures

Intermas US, Alpharetta, GA, offers cabinets, housings, sub-racks, and accessories for 19" rack systems and small form factors used in PCI, VME/VME64x, cPCI, IEEE, and communication applications with EMI- and RFI-shielded protection. InterShell aluminum housing enclosures are composed of a top and bottom, two front panels, and four screws, and are used for the packaging of small electronic units such as Eurocard formats with 100 × 160 mm, universal formats, or as mITX formats.

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Smart Graphics Displays

The OMEGA® OM-SGD Series panel meters from OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, are bright color TFT smart graphics displays available in three screen sizes. They offer an operating power supply voltage range of 4 to 30 Vdc and two alarm outputs. Waterproof NEMA 6 (IP67) versions are also available. Customized colors, text labels, input scaling, and units can be specified before uploading the selected display configuration to the meter via USB interface to the PC.

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Digital Storage Oscilloscope

The Global Specialties DSC-5300 digital storage oscilloscope from Global Specialties, Yorba Linda, CA, is a portable benchtop instrument used for making measurements of signals and waveforms. The oscilloscope offers two channels with a bandwidth of up to 50 MHz. With a real-time sampling rate of up to 500 MSa/s and 32 kpts of deep memory, it provides analysis on a 7" color LCD display. Users can save or load to and from the scope using 10 internal locations for waveforms and 20 locations for scope settings.

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Coin Cell Batteries

llinois Capacitor, a subsidiary of Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Lincolnwood, IL, offers RJD Series lithium-ion coin cell batteries that feature encapsulation technology that increases storage capacity by completely utilizing the space within the cell case. The batteries are available in eight capacity levels, leaded or with conventional flat terminals. Each is rated at 3.7VDC. Operating temperature range is -20 to +60 °C.

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Breakthrough Energy Innovation: Ambition and Urgency

Climate change goals, customer sustainability expectations and pressure to reduce waste demand ambition and urgency from industry to deliver breakthrough energy innovation. Engineering simulation is a key enabler to achieve these breakthroughs. From startups to multinationals, businesses are using engineering simulation to explore the much broader design spaces in the areas of advanced electrification, machine and fuel efficiency, aerodynamic design, effective lightweighting and thermal optimization.

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Key Considerations for Powertrain HIL Test

Safety, availability, and cost considerations can make performing thorough tests of embedded control devices using the complete system impractical. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is a real-time test technique used to test these devices more efficiently. During HIL test, the physical system that interfaces to an embedded control device is simulated on real-time hardware, and the outputs of the simulator mimic the actual output of the physical system. The embedded controller “thinks” it is in a real system. HIL simulation meticulously tests embedded control devices in a virtual environment before proceeding to real-world tests of the complete system. This application note covers recommended best practices for powertrain HIL testing.

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