IGCT - A Highly Efficient Device with Continuing Great Success in High Power Applications

03 February 2016

      For reliable and efficient operation in high power applications, the Integrated Gate Turn-off Thyristor (IGCT) is the ideal device. The main advantage besides high reliability is the low device losses resulting in low system losses. In this article we compare IGCT and IGBT based 3-level converters with respect to device and system [...]

ROHM’s New High Efficiency System Power Supply IC for Car Audio Applications

01 February 2016

  Optimized configuration reduces power consumption by 65% over conventional solutions To meet the expanding needs of the car audio market for multifunction power supplies, ROHM developed a system power supply IC that features the lowest power consumption in the industry. The BD49101AEFS-M leverages ROHM’s expertise in car audio power system design to achieve an [...]

PLECS Goes Real-Time

01 February 2016

      Plexim is expanding its PLECS product line with real-time hardware to provide a complete and one-stop solution for modern power electronics development teams. By Beat Arnet and Felix Prausse, Plexim GmbH Introduction Designing power converters is a complex task requiring advanced tools and processes. Power converters are sophisticated systems composed of multiple [...]

Digital SupIRBuck™ from Infineon reduces time-to-market

29 January 2016

   Voltage regulators offer a digital interface for easy and fast configuration Infineon Technologies AG today introduced the PMBus SupIRBuck voltage regulator family. The devices are easy-to-use, fully integrated and highly efficient DC-DC regulators with I²C/PMBus interface. The integrated PWM controller, MOSFETs and Bootstrap diode make them space-efficient solutions, providing accurate power delivery for low [...]

“On track to the future” – ABB branded SBB locomotive at the opening of Gotthard Base Tunnel

28 January 2016

  The new Gotthard Base Tunnel, the longest rail tunnel in the world, will be officially opened in June this year. A wide range of innovative and energy-efficient ABB technologies ensuring the power supply of the infrastructure and the ventilation are critical elements used in the new tunnel. As a main partner of the project [...]

Weidmüller OMNIMATE Power: LUF 10.00 PCB terminal with PUSH-IN connection

25 January 2016

  More secure and efficient device connection for power electronics – innovative “Connection Safety Concept” contact system securely connects conductors up to 16 mm2. Weidmüller presents its latest addition to the OMNIMATE Power range: the new LUF 10.00 PCB terminal with PUSH-IN connection system. The smart “Connection Safety Concept” connection system features high intrinsic safety for conductors [...]

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ABB Semiconductors website now available in Chinese

Posted on 01 October 2015

  Since the end of 2013, ABB Semiconductors website visitors have been enjoying a new web experience. The new layout with more pictures and tiles make it a lot easier to find specific content without endless navigation. Following the importance of the Chinese market and the clear results from web statistics, we now released the [...]

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Keep Pace with Today´s Power Technology

Posted on 25 July 2015

      As one of the leading electronics companies Texas Instruments fuels power designs with an innovative portfolio and speeds time to market with powerful, easy-to-use design tools. Now the company extends its power product range with some industry firsts. By Wolfgang Patelay, Freelance Journalist, Bodo´s Power Systems According to Dave Priscak, Director, Power [...]

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Power Electronics Manual

Power Electronics & Semiconductor Manuals

Posted on 21 July 2014

    Power electronics engineers should be equipped with up to date power electronics manuals   Below are recommendations for several power electronics manuals including purchasing or download information.     Infineon Reference book IGBT Modules as eBook and printed Book Today, IGBT and power MOSFET modules are instrumental in power electronic systems and are [...]