Category | Industry News

ABB’s new RC-IGCT platform

Posted on 16 November 2019

  ABB Semiconductors has developed a new technology platform for Reverse Conducting Integrated Gate Turn-off Thyristor (RC-IGCT) in two voltage levels, 4,500 V and 6,500 V. The main advantages of the devices are the very low on-state losses provided by the thyristor structure, the negligible turn-on losses in the semiconductor and the high reliability of [...]

RC-E discrete IGBTs from Infineon allow for drop-in replacement with benchmark for price/performance

Posted on 18 October 2019

  Induction cooking appliances commonly make use of resonant topologies which allow bi-directional current flow. Additionally they demand a discrete IGBT that performs best at switching frequencies from 18 to 40 kHz and has low losses. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launches a new family of discrete IGBTs to address these needs. [...]

ROHM Semiconductor introduces SiC technology into Formula E

Posted on 12 October 2019

  SiC – Cutting-edge semiconductors for power management / Increased efficiency and improved performance in power electronics / ROHM is a proud sponsor and official technology partner of the Venturi Formula E team ROHM Semiconductor today presented its cutting-edge silicon carbide (SiC) technology at the first race of the new 2016/2017 Formula E season in [...]

New automotive lighting revolutionizes road safety

Posted on 07 October 2019

  Joint press release from Daimler AG, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co, Infineon Technologies AG, and OSRAM Licht AG A German research alliance with well-known members from industry and research has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. The demonstration model was developed [...]

Low 1mm profile LED driver IC from Arctic Sand saves more than 0.5W in Ultrabook platform LED backlighting

Posted on 04 October 2019

  ARC2C0608 uses unique power conversion architecture to achieve industry’s highest efficiency, 94%, and reduce number of LED boosts required Arctic Sand Technologies (www.arcticsand.com), the performance and space saving leader in power conversion ICs, today launched an ultra-high efficiency LED driver targeting Next Gen - Ultra High Definition - Ultrabook platforms. The ARC2C0608 reduces losses [...]

ABB wins $85 million orders to strengthen power grid in Canada

Posted on 27 September 2019

  Ultra-high voltage circuit breakers and power transformers to support upgrade of Quebec grid ABB has won orders worth over $85 million from leading Canadian utility Hydro-Québec (HQ) to upgrade its 800-kilovolt (kV) air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations and transmission grid with state-of-the-art circuit breakers, power transformers and shunt reactors. The upgrade is driven by the [...]

LEM completes its range of high performance, compact, medium and high voltage transducers for the traction market with the DVM series

Posted on 22 September 2019

  25% less bulky due to reduced power losses; Improved accuracy and temperature stability Fully-isolated nominal measurement of 600-4200V DC, AC or pulsed Compact, light and robust package Combines 12 kV insulation with unmatched immunity against electromagnetic disturbances Meets latest IRIS requirements for rail traction applications LEM introduces the DVM series for insulated nominal voltage [...]

ROHM Semiconductor Introduces Innovative Products and Concepts for Power & Energy Management

Posted on 19 September 2019

  At the world’s leading show for electronics, electronica in Munich (Nov. 8-11, 2016/Hall A5-Booth 542), ROHM Semiconductor will showcase cutting-edge power management solutions for numerous applications in the automotive, industrial and residential/home area. Based on latest SiC and Si technologies, proprietary processing and packaging technologies, the introduced devices feature optimum efficiency and compactness, paving [...]

Digital LED driver ICs from Infineon with flicker free control and low stand-by power

Posted on 16 September 2019

  Modern LED technology offers many advanced possibilities for lighting applications. With the XDPL8220, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) extends its product portfolio of digital and configurable LED driver ICs. The IC enables the lighting industry to realize essential features for smart lighting and increases the benefits for both, end user and [...]

PCIM Asia 2017 Conference: Call for Papers is open

Posted on 14 September 2019

  The Call for Papers of PCIM Asia 2017 is now open. Also in the coming year, the conference with its adjacent running trade exhibition, is the most important communication platform for power electronics and its applications in Asia. The latest date for abstract submissions is 16 November 2019. The PCIM Asia will take place [...]