July 2014
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Arrow and Cree to host a lighting seminar in China on July 17 and July 18. The seminars will provide designers and manufacturers of lighting products a comprehensive overview of Crees LED products and Arrows total lighting solutions. To register, please click here.

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This report provides general information on purchasing trend of product segments including Analog, Discrete, Embedded, Logic, Connectors etc. Contact your local Arrow sales representative to find out how Arrow can help you manage inventory assets more effectively and increase your supply chain efficiency.


With flexibility, cost savings and user-friendly characteristics, wireless technologies today can be seen in many applications and industries. One more recent arrival to the wireless scene is the automotive factory floor.

Why deliver multiple disparate devices for an automated environment when a single system can do the job in real time? Using Intels new system consolidation products, you can reduce overall solution cost and shorten development time of virtualized industrial systems. Pre-integrated with crucial hardware and software, Intels solutions are application-ready to enable faster delivery of multi-workload industrial devices.

KEMET have full film capacitor products portfolio aimed to PV inverter and UPS application, such as the box type AC filter and DC-Link Cap for low power model, related Cylindrical Aluminum case cap for high power model and the Snubber Cap matched with IGBT. Meanwhile, KEMET continuously breakthrough the limitation of cap value, rated voltage and offer the customized solution for customer.

Though conceptually simple, operational amplifiers implement parametrically complex circuits that can pose numerous challenges to your IC-selection process. Many familiar mains-powered system designs include power budgets dominated by digital circuits, with analog subsystems representing only a small fraction of the total dissipation. In these cases, your top priority for operational amplifier selection is likely one or more signal-chain performance parameters.

As the power grid and digital meters become smarter, high-temp high-reliability silicon MEMS timing devices are replacing quartz-based devices because of their intrinsic robustness, excellent frequency stability over temperature, programmable features, very short lead-times and low cost. MEMS oscillators, with more features and packaging options, are well suited for harsh operating environments that require accurate long-term service.

Sandisk is presenting the latest product family: CloudSpeed Product Family of SATA SSDs and Optimus Product Family of SAS SSDs. Click and learn more.

New low profile connectors enable greater airflow through your power supply than you might think. With data centers continuing to grow in size and energy consumption, server manufacturers try to squeeze as much efficiency out of their systems as possible.

In the application of smart grid, AMR(Automated Meter Reading) play a key role ,reading the smart meter data automated and communicate with terminal and data concentrator . Most of the application must need memory, ISSI can provide the ideal memory solution with broad product family including SRAM, DRAM, flash with long term support.

This paper first briefly introduces the major features of Cypress PSoC4 product, and discusses popular solutions of current sensing in FOC control. And then presents the solution based on PSoC4 and its advantages. At last 2-shunt current sensing is described in details with one design example on PSoC4.

Connect your desktop PC to industrial or medical equipment using a standard USB (Universal Serial Bus) cable and you may quickly learn an expensive lesson. Your PC and the piece of machinery can easily be connected to different outlets at different ground potentials.

Shift registers can help reduce size and BOM in designs that use LEDs. By providing I/O expansion, they enable the use of smaller, less expensive microcontrollers. In some cases, the shift register can be used to drive the LED directly and thus eliminate the need for external LED drivers. This adds to the savings, and makes it possible to drive a wider variety of LEDs.

Bourns TBU High-Speed Protectors (HSPs) are devices that change rapidly from a low impedance state to a high impedance state when the current through the device reaches a specific limit.

As the shift from discrete DC-DC converters to integrated power modules continues, more complex devices are being introduced into the market for applications in several fields like industrial and telecommunications. These both require programmable modules with small footprints and high power density that deliver multiple rails.

Power utilities around the world are rolling out smart meters in order to enable automated meter reading and optimized energy management. The X2 capacitors from the EPCOS B3293* heavy duty series of film capacitors are well suited for these meters because they operate reliably over a long service life under extreme environmental conditions.

Texas Instruments the industrys most power-efficient 5-watt wireless power receivers that support the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi 1.1 standard. TIs new bq51020 and bq51021 allow consumers to charge their Qi-compliant mobile phones, tablets, power banks and other electronics faster, cooler and more efficiently compared to other available wireless power solutions.

IRs iMotion integrated design platform is currently one of the most successful portfolios for electronic motor control, and has enabled the Major Home Appliance (MHA) industry to deliver energy-saving products within tight cost and time-to-market constraints.

IGBTs (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors) have for many years combined the advantages of a bipolar transistor with the ease of control of MOSFETs. Thus, in spite of the rapid development of possible replacements IGBTs are likely to be with us for many years to come. Currently, no other practical and readily available devices can handle switching applications at the power levels available with IGBTs.

Littelfuse, global leader in circuit protection products, offers a wide portfolio of discrete TVS Diode devices ranging from 200 watt to 30kW including ultra high
power AK families up to 15kA.

Delivering the energy to each sever and telecom systems uses power and generates heat, which requires additional energy in cooling system. Every watt consumed by server and telecom equipments generally waste at least another watt through cooling, power backup, and power delivery.

For motor control solutions, Analog Devices offers a complete product portfolio including data converters, amplifiers, embedded processors, iCoupler digital isolators, and power management devices. Enhanced performance and system integration enable innovative design topologies, which add value and help differentiate our customers servo control systems.

Artesyn Embedded Technologies, formerly Emerson Network Powers Embedded Computing Power business, today announced its highest power output dc-dc converter module ever, the 800W AGF800 series.

The Kinetis MCU portfolio offers exceptional low-power performance with smart feature integration, peripheral sets and scalability. Kinetis L series MCUs, a recent product launch from the Kinetis portfolio, represents a significant stepchange in capability and efficiency compared
with competitive entry-level MCUs and delivers significant energy efficiency gains.

Heat-shrink tubing is thought of as a commoditized product. It is available from a range of suppliers to meet general-purpose needs of sealing, insulation, and protection. But not all tubing is a generic commoditydifferences exist in the material expertise used to formulate specialty polymers and for production process controls that lead to exceptional uniformity in shrink properties, low longitudinal shrinkage, and long-term aging stability.

Power and battery management is an important area of research due to an increasing trend in the usage of portable, mobile and hand-held electronic devices. These devices usually run on batteries and any savings in power usage translate to extended battery life.

Isolation circuits designed to withstand the rigors of industrial environments are the focus of this white paper. Industrial electronic equipment commonly uses galvanic isolators to protect systems and users from potentially hazardous voltages.

In this article it will be showed the details of the LM-FOT control method, the major features of the new controller L4984D and the related evaluation tools.

Microsemi introduced its new silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET product family with new 1200 volt (V) solutions. The innovative new SiC MOSFETs are designed for high-power industrial applications where efficiency is critical. These applications include solutions for solar inverters, electric vehicles, welding and medical devices.

ON Semiconductors Intelligent Power Modules fit the majority of the power market requirements ranging from 300 W to 5-6 kW. It employs an Insulated Metal Substrate Technology (IMST ) to enable power output circuits, control circuits, and their peripheral circuits to be mounted on the same substrate. This paper details IMST and how it benefits markets including industrial motor control.

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