Built for full-switching power factor correction in 3-6 kW-power range motor drive applications, these devices include two fast-recovery diodes, two freewheeling diodes, two IGBTs, a gate-driver IC, a shunt resistor and a thermistor, all in a 44 x 26.8 mm package, using half the board space of other modules. They offer 99 percent power factor for the mandatory PFC standard, plus 40 kHz switching operation. They offer under-voltage and over-current protection with a built-in gate-driving IC. They have an isolation voltage rating of 2500 Vrms/min. They use the company's own Direct Bonded Copper-based transfer-molded packaging technology for better thermal efficiency. Fairchild Semiconductorhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4928-636
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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