november 2015



Feature Article



An Introduction to Resonant Inductive Power Transfer
By Gianpaolo Lisi | Kilby Laboratories
Kalyan Siddabattula | Texas Instruments

With the growing number of personal electronic devices that the average person is constantly relying on, wireless power transfer is becoming an essential mechanism to keep batteries charged at all times. Moreover, thanks to the intrinsic isolation that this technology provides, today’s manufacturers can design more robust, fully enclosed and even water-proof electronic products. Magnetic resonance can be used to engineer wireless power transfer systems with some attractive features. <read more>


Guest Blog


Are You Qualified?
By Dr. Stan Trout | Spontaneous Materials
It has been over 20 years, but I was asked this question when I approached a potential customer, during my days of selling rare earths. At first, I will admit that I was mildly miffed by the question, but slowly came to understand its true significance. In the parlance of the automotive industry, being qualified means that you have successfully completed a thorough due diligence process to verify that your company can actually supply the product the customer needs. This may seem like an excessive exercise, but spending some time making sure things will run smoothly early on is actually a very good purchasing strategy. <read more>




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Blog Contributors Needed for 2016

Share Your Expertise. Magnetics Business & Technology is looking for knowledgeable professionals in the magnetics industry who’d like to contribute to our 2016 guest blog to be featured on the website and eNewsletter. Contributors can submit as often as they choose (1x, weekly, monthly, etc).


We ask that all content be written exclusively for MB&T’s website. Your blog will be featured in the month it’s published on the website, in the eNewsletter, and on our Social Media sites. If interested in more details, contact Heather Williams.


  New Products

iC-MH16: a Flexible Magnetic Position Sensor for Fast BLDC Motor Controls and Serial Absolute Encoders
The iC-MH16 is a one-chip solution for magnetic sensor applications in fast motor control units. <read more>


New 2D Speed and Direction Sensor IC Using Vertical and Planar Hall Elements
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC has announced the release of a unique dual-channel Hall-effect latch featuring two-dimensional (2D) sensing via a combination of vertical Hall and planar Hall elements. <read more>


Triad’s Medical-Grade Power Transformers Offer 4KV Isolation, Low-Voltage Step-Down
Triad Magnetics has introduced the VPM series of medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers offering both 4KV of dielectric isolation and low-voltage step-down. <read more>


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  Industry News

Global Wireless Power Revenue Is Expected to Reach $17.9 Billion in 2024
A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for wireless power across seven applications, with global market forecasts, segmented by region, receiver and transmitter application, and technology, through 2024. <read more>


Molycorp, Inc. Files Restructuring Plan
Molycorp, Inc. and its affiliated debtors today filed a joint plan of reorganization with the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware that proposes an emergence from Chapter 11 through either a stand-alone reorganization that would substantially de-lever its balance sheet or a sale of substantially all of its assets.
<read more>


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Event Listings


Magnetics 2016 Announces Conference Program

Register by November 19th for the Discounted Early-Bird Rate of $795


Magnetics 2016 will focus on the latest advancements in magnetic applications, technology and materials. Serving OEM developers of products that utilize magnets and magnet systems, design engineers, OEM developers involved in EMC technology and magnetic effects, magnetics manufacturers and integrators, and material suppliers in the magnetics industry.


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StanTroutMagnetics Bootcamps Back by Popular Demand in 2016
Magnetics Business & Technology magazine has announced that Dr. Stan Trout of Spontaneous Materials will again host the Bootcamp Workshops in association with the Magnetics 2016 event. The Magnetics Bootcamps will take place on January 20th, 2016 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Dr. Stan Trout has been offering Bootcamps since 2007 and has trained more than 200 students, putting to use his more than 40 years of experience in the permanent and rare earth industries. Dr. Trout has a B.S. in Physics from Lafayette College and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Stan is a contributing columnist for Magnetics Business & Technology magazine and is a consultant to the Magnetics Industry. His consultancy Spontaneous Materials provides practical solutions in magnetic materials, the rare earths, technical training and technical writing.


Workshop Overview:
Trout’s Bootcamps focus on the basics of Magnetics. If you need to understand magnets better for your job, want to get more from the conference presentations or are new to the field, then Basic – Bootcamp I is the right place to start. Bootcamp I assumes that one has little or no background in magnetics. The Bootcamp I workshop will cover the fundamental magnetic concepts such as hysteresis, what is magnetism, units, basic processing, magnetizing and thermal effects. However, if something more advanced is what you are looking for, attend Bootcamp II. <read more>

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