April 2013


Magnetics 2014


Feature Article



Simulating the Toyota Prius Electric Motor

By Robert Kaczmarek - Cobham Technical Services - Vector Fields Software

This article is intended to look at the implementation of electromagnetic Finite Element Analysis in a real world problem in order to gain insights and best practices around this type of analysis. In order to do so we have taken the published results of the Toyota Prius motor by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) papers [1]-[5] and compiled a simulation based upon them. <read more>


Guest Blog


Super Conductors: Magnetic Applications

By Samir Kagalwala - Power Magnetics Consultancy

'Super' has a magical impact on a mental screen, doesn't it? Anytime we hear anything suffixed super - it instantly generates an image in mind of the thing being big, wonderful, superb, fantastic, marvelous, fabulous, excellent - you name an adjective. However, a super sale in a super store of super duper merchandize might not be as super as the promoters try to make us believe. Haven't we experienced a new release of a super movie from Hollywood that soon after release is playing to empty seats. <read more>



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Magnetics 2014: Call for Presentations
Magnetics 2014 will have three tracks to address the magnetics market including Rare Earths, Ferrites/Soft Magnetics, and Permanent Magnets. Each track is designed to cover the latest advancements in the applications, technology, materials, and economic development.


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  New Products

Standex-Meder Electronics Offer Robust Power and Current Sense Transformers for HVAC/R Applications

Standex-Meder Electronics, a global manufacturer of reed switches, sensors, relays and magnetics, announces the availability of a complete portfolio of custom power and current sense transformers and components that help HVAC/R equipment designers gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. <read more>


Current Sensors/Transformers and Snap-On Load Detectors

API Technologies offers a wide range of current sensors that measure AC and DC electrical currents and can transform current from high to low measurable values. <read more>

Intusoft Releases Simulation Software Release 8.x.11 Build 4142

Intusoft has released its ICAP/4 8.x.11 Build 4142 SPICE-simulation tool suite for analog, mixed-signal, mixed-systems and digital signal processing (DSP) design. <read more>

Programmable Hall Switch Extends Flexibility of Detection Circuit Designs

Diodes, Inc. has introduced a programmable omnipolar Hall effect switch enabling designers to use the same contactless detection circuit in multiple applications or with different field strengths. <read more>

New EP13 Plus DC/DC Transformer Platform

Pulse Electronics Corp. has announced its new EP13 Plus platform that delivers 25 percent more power handling capability than the industry standard EP13 platform in the same PCB footprint. <read more>

RF Chip Capacitor Series for High-Tech Automotive Applications

AVX Corp. has introduced a new series of AEC-Q200-qualified RF chip capacitors for automotive applications. <read more>

Bruker Announces New High-Performance Scientific Instruments

Bruker has announced numerous new product introductions for research, industrial and applied markets, designed to deliver more confident analyses with increased sensitivity, specificity and productivity, as well as novel scientific capabilities which expand the boundaries of molecular and materials research. <read more>


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  Industry News

Research and Markets: Analysis of the US MRI Systems Market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Analysis of the US Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems Market" to their offering. <read more>

New Study: Strict Regulations Could Doom US Rare Earths Mining

With economic and military demand likely to grow in the next few years, the United States must reform its mine permit process and safety regulations to get to the vast underground store of rare earths materials that could drive growth, add jobs and bring revenues to state budgets. <read more>

Researchers Use Metamaterials to Observe Giant Photonic Spin Hall Effect

Researchers with the US Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have once again demonstrated the incredible capabilities of metamaterials - artificial nanoconstructs whose optical properties arise from their physical structure rather than their chemical composition. <read more>


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Event Listings



May 8-9, 2013

Milwaukee, WI


The Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association is once again holding their Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Delta Convention Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. EMCWA, a 501c (3) Not-for-Profit Technical and Educational Society has held this event annually for over thirty years. This is the second time that EMCWA has held the event in Milwaukee. The EMCW Expo is co-locating with the Electrical Wire Processing Expo an event dedicated to the manufacturing of wire harness assemblies.

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