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Industrial Electronics Magazine, IEEE

Issue 1 • Date March 2009

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  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine - Front cover

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  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine - Call for papers

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  • Table of contents

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  • Magazine article wins award [Editor's column]

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  • Changes to Our Constitutions and Bylaws [Message from the President]

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  • Prototyping for Industrial Applications [Industry Forum]

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    An FPGA is a good vehicle for creating a prototyping system for checking out an industrial product concept and functionality. High nonrecurring engineering (NRE) cost makes an ASIC suitable only for very high-volume products, such as handheld game terminals and cellular phones. For medium-volume products, the HardCopy ASIC is a lower-cost and lower-power replacement for an FPGA. The HardCopy ASIC is a custom device that is created by incorporating the advantages of an ASIC into an FPGA by removing the resources that are not required in the final device. The power and performance of Hard-Copy ASICs are comparable to those of standard-cell ASICs. Altera's design software enables a single-toolset transition from an FPGA to the HardCopy ASIC. View full abstract»

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  • The Many Faces of Industrial Ethernet [Past and Present]

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    Ethernet is by far the most widely installed local area network technology, popular in both homes and offices. It is fast, easy to deploy, and adapters are cheap. Most, if not all, computers have a built-in Ethernet interface. These are just some of the reasons why an increasing number of industrial automation vendors militate for the use of Ethernet - as is or with modifications - to support communications on the shop floor. They've made a number of proposals under the generic name "industrial Ethernet," all aimed at the specificities of communications in the industrial environment. Most of the time, however, these proposals are incompatible. Limiting ourselves to the temporal aspects, we look at why Ethernet is generally considered inadequate as a support for computer communications on the factory floor. We also examine possible modifications to obtain an adequate solution based on Ethernet and the proposals that have been recently standardized under IEC 61158 and IEC 61784. View full abstract»

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  • Digital current-control schemes

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    The paper is about comparing the performance of digital signal processor-based current controllers for three-phase active power filters. View full abstract»

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  • Fuel cell high-power applications

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    Fuel cells (FCs) hold great promise as a clean energy conversion technology. A large research effort is underway to develop the FC for applications ranging from small portable electronic devices to automotive transport, as well as residential combined heat and power supplies. These applications have a large emerging market and widespread adoption should lead to a reduced dependence on fossil fuels as well as encourage the development of a hydrogen economy. FCs produce low DC voltage, so that it is most often connected to electric networks through a step-up DC/DC converter. This article first introduces electrical characteristics, power electronic requirements, and different types of FCs and is then followed by a discussion of the various topologies of step-up DC/DC converters used for FCs' power-conditioning system. The examinations of several different approaches to power-conditioning systems for single and multiple FC combinations have been reviewed. High-power DC distributed power systems supplied by FC invokes the need to parallel power modules with interleaving technique. By method of the parallel converter modules with interleaving algorithm for an FC generatorfor high-power applications, inductor size (ferrite core and Litzwire) are simple to design and fabricate, and the FC ripple current can be virtually reduced to zero. As a result, the FC mean current is nearly equal to the FC rms current. The main drawback of the multiphase approach is added circuit complexity, requiring measurement and balancing of each phase current as the larger number of control components illustrates. View full abstract»

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  • IES 2008 Awards and 2009 Fellows [Society news]

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  • IEEE Joint meeting on Mini and Micro Electrical Drive Systems [Chapter news]

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  • IEEE Workshop on Sensorless Control of Electrical Drives [Education news]

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  • Smart electrical energy networks [review of "Power Electronics in Smart Electrical Energy Networks" (Strzelecki, R. and Benysek, G.; 2008)] [Book News]

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  • New in the Marketplace [New products]

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  • Calendar

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Aims & Scope

IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine publishes peer-reviewed articles that present emerging trends and practices in industrial electronics product research and development, key insights, and tutorial surveys in the field of interest to the membership of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Juan J. Rodriguez-Andina, Ph.D.
University of Vigo
Department of Electronic Technology
E.E. Industrial, Campus Universitario