Category | June

7th Developer Forum on Rechargeable Battery

Posted on 16 June 2014

      For three days the tiny city Aschaffenburg was the capital of the battery world. In recent years, the rechargeable battery developer forum with trade show organised by batteryuniversity.eu has developed into one of the most important European sector meetings for all rechargeable battery manufacturers and their suppliers and customers. By Marisa Robles [...]

eFPGAsim: A Versatile Motor Drive and Power Electronic Test System

Posted on 13 June 2014

      Smart-grid and Electric hybrid-vehicle devices tests and validation made easy with the power of FPGAs This article presents a versatile test gig for controlled systems and devices such as electric hybrid vehicles (HEV) and smart grid controllers. At the core of this Hardware-In-the- Loop (HIL) test systems are a set of FPGA-based [...]

Efficient 3D Modeling Tool for Computation of Inductive Coupling Effects

Posted on 11 June 2014

      Nowadays 3D modeling to compute electromagnetic fields is widely disseminated. It is used to evaluate electrical properties of components, assemblies and whole systems. In most cases it is a very time consuming process. Scientists of the Fraunhofer IZM developed a new tool for magnetic coupling computation with an effort reduction of 80% [...]

eScooter is Gaining Speed

Posted on 10 June 2014

      The life of Swiss postmen in some rural areas may just become a bit easier: In a pilot project they will be equipped with eScooters. Complex power electronics is required to drive the electrically powered two-wheelers and intelligent thermal management ensures reliable operation. This is where HSMtec enters the picture. Author: Johann [...]

Easy Conversion

Posted on 09 June 2014

      A look at how to implement an analogue-to-digital conversion in a low bandwidth application By Mark Pallones, Kristine Angelica Sumague and Mike Gomez, Microchip Implementing an analogue-to-digital conversion in a circuit is one of the most common tasks facing designers and one that can be done in various ways. But for many [...]

MaxFlux – Magnetically Biased Inductor

Posted on 05 June 2014

      Utilising the core to its fullest! In modern topologies the inductive components require most of the space and contribute significantly to the total weight and system costs. Therefore the biggest potential for achieving a compact and cost efficient system lies in the optimization of these devices. Most of the effort made in [...]

Power Modules for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Posted on 04 June 2014

      This article presents 2 new Mitsubishi Electric power module series for Electric Vehicle (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) power-train inverter and converter applications. By Mikio Ishihara, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. Power Device Works, Fukuoka, Japan and Seiichiro Inokuchi, Marco Honsberg and Eckhard Thal Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Ratingen, Germany The J1-Series First [...]