• AC Servo Motors Get Faster - And Smarter - Panasonic Industrial Automation
    January 28, 2015
    AC servo systems have long been the workhorses of industrial automation, but it’s time to start thinking of them as thoroughbreds. 
  • Increasing Load Capacity in PhotoMOS® Relays - Panasonic Industrial Devices
    January 21, 2015
    PhotoMOS® Optically-Isolated Relays are quite different from standard electromechanical relays and have a variety of applications including test and measurement equipment, industrial control, and security. PhotoMOS Relays inherently have a limited DC load, however, by changing the output terminal connections, 6-Pin DIP and SOP type PhotoMOS Relays can withstand a higher load capacity.
  • Bluetooth Low Energy White Paper - Panasonic Industrial Devices
    March 11, 2014
    While Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) may not be part of your electronic designs just yet,
  • Polymer & Hybrid Capacitors White Paper - Panasonic Industrial Devices
    March 03, 2014
    Capacitors may seem simple enough, but specifying them has actually grown more complex in recent years. The reason why comes down to freedom of choice.
  • October 09, 2013
    Many of the automation systems that increasingly appear in our daily lives have a fundamental need to sense the presence and movement of human beings. Whether that system simply shuts off the lights to save energy at home or triggers an emergency response in a health care facility, accurate motion sensing is a crucial requirement.
  • September 05, 2013
    If you’ve spent any time looking for the right connector to use in a smart phone or other mobile device, you might believe that all fine-pitch, low-profile connectors are created equal. But they’re not. In spite of similarities in package size and pitch, at least on their datasheets, these connectors differ in subtle ways that can affect their reliability during the assembly process and in use. Here are the key technical factors to consider when looking for a reliable connector for use in mobile devices:
  • Optically Isolated Relays White Paper - Panasonic Industrial Devices
    August 26, 2013
    Not so long ago, all relays performed their switching duties through electromechanical means. Today, however, engineers can also opt for solid-state relays that use semiconductors to switch their output circuits.
  • August 16, 2013
    Engineers who specify electrical products for industrial equipment tend to have a good working knowledge of UL ratings. However, one rating that gives many engineers trouble is UL 1604, which certifies electrical components for use in hazardous environments. We routinely field questions about UL 1604 and which products comply with it. Here are some answers.