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Posted on 08 February 2012


This page is intended to provide visitors with easy access to the latest developments in the field of power electronics. The list of articles below are gathered from various top online sources of power electronics information via RSS feeds. If you have suggestions for additional sources to include in this feed, please let us know by posting your suggestion in the comments section below.             ~  PowerGuru  ~


High Voltage DC/DC Power Module Solution
July 29, 2014

ISL8216M High Voltage Power Module is Intersil’s new ISL8216M high voltage DC/DC power module addresses 12V, 24V, 36V and 48V input rail applications for infrastructure and industrial equipment in a simple, flexible and thermally optimized solution. read more […]

First Direct-Diode Laser Bright Enough to Cut and Weld Metal
July 28, 2014

Diode lasers — used in laser pointers, barcode scanners, DVD players, and other low-power applications — are perhaps the most efficient, compact, and low-cost lasers available. Attempts have been made over the years to amplify the brightness of these valuable lasers for industrial applications, such as welding and cutting metal. But boosting power usually me […]

Modular Stackable U-Cores For Flexible Large Designs
July 28, 2014

TDK Corporation has developed a new kind of ferrite core: EPCOS stackable U-cores feature a unique modular ferrite design that offers flexibility and economy for high-voltage transformer and HF filter applications. read more […]

Surge Protection Modules For LED Lighting Applications
July 28, 2014

Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced two product lines designed specifically to provide transient overvoltage protection for outdoor and commercial LED lighting fixtures. read more […]

ChiP Bus Converter Modules Has Digital Communication Capability
July 28, 2014

Vicor Corp. announced the newest entries in its portfolio of isolated bus converter modules (BCMs®) based on the company's Converter housed in Package (ChiP) power component platform. Supplying up to 1.75 kW at 50 V with 98% peak efficiency and power density of 2750 W/in3, Vicor's new ChiP BCM fixed-ratio power converters deliver 5X the power densi […]

Dual Synchronous Low Voltage Buck Regulator
July 28, 2014

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces a new dual converter for multiple output systems. read more […]

Solar-Powered Recharger For Electric Vehicles
July 28, 2014

Kyocera Corporation has installed a "Solar Cycle Stationfor EV" at the headquarters of ShintecHozumi Co.,Ltd. read more […]

Gallery: New Technology Roundup Q1-Q2 2014
July 28, 2014

Check out some of the latest technology breakthroughs seen in the first two quarters of 2014. read more […]

Fourth Generation eGaN FETs Widen Performance Gap Over Silicon FETs
July 27, 2014

Compared with second generation eGaN FETs, the fourth generation exhibits improved characteristics that extends its performance gap over silicon FETs. These new characteristics will then become targets for the next generation of eGaN FETs. Compared with second generation eGaN FETs, the fourth generation exhibits improved characteristics that extends its perf […]

Low-Profile, High Power Resistors Use Thick-Film Technology
July 25, 2014

UK-based ARCOL Resistors announce the availability of the TFBR series high power density, low profile thick-film technology high power resistors. Designed for easy assembly and supplied with various terminal styles, the leading-edge thick-film technology low-inductance design lends itself to high frequency operation due to its low inductance characteristics. […]

Two-Phase, Synchronous Boost Regulator IC Delivers Up to 15 V
July 25, 2014

Linear Technology has unveiled a synchronous boost dc-to-dc converter IC that provides two-phase operation with synchronous rectification. Linear Technology has unveiled a synchronous boost dc-to-dc converter IC that provides two-phase operation with synchronous rectification. read more […]

With its New RASMID™ Series ROHM Offers the Smallest Electronic Components in the Industry
July 25, 2014

  The ultra-compact lines feature superior dimensional accuracy, ideal for high density, high-performancemobile and wearable products RASMID (ROHM Advanced Smart Micro Device) is based on innovative proprietary packaging and manufacturing technologies   ROHM presents its new RASMID (ROHM Advanced Smart Micro Device) families based on innovative proprietary p […]

Power Bus Voltage Suppressor Component
July 24, 2014

ProTek Devices has introduced a new voltage suppressor component to provide power bus circuit protection using features such as a rated stand-off of 78 volts, bidirectional configuration, and a package weighing just 9.8 grams. read more […]

2 W Thin Film Chip Resistors Come In 2512 Case
July 24, 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has extended the power rating of PTN series precision surface-mount thin film chip resistors in the 2512 case size to 2 W. read more […]

Dual Multi-Topology DC/DC Converters
July 24, 2014

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8471, a dual DC/DC converter that utilizes two internal 2 A, 50 V switches and an additional 500 mA switch to facilitate step-down, step-up, and inverting conversions. read more […]

Semi-Custom Lithium Ion or Lithium Polymer Soft Pack Battery Solutions
July 23, 2014

Announced by VARTA Microbattery is the CellPac BLOX system. read more […]

17V, 2.25MHz, Synchronous Step-Down Regulator
July 23, 2014

The LTC3624 from Linear Technology is a high efficiency, 17V input capable synchronous buck regulator from Linear Technology that delivers up to 2A of continuous output current to outputs as low as 0.6V. read more […]

Low Dropout Regulator Saves Space in Portable Applications
July 23, 2014

Diodes Incorporated has announced the introduction of the AP7341, a 300mA-rated low dropout regulator in the miniature DFN1010-4 package. read more […]

Powerex QID3320004 Attains UL Recognition
July 23, 2014

This Dual IGBT HVIGBT module makes use of the latest Mitsubishi R-Series chip technology, which offers lower losses, a more rugged SWSOA and RRSOA, and a higher current handling capability as compared to previous generations of chip technology. read more […]

Non-Magnetic, Non-Inductive Axial Lead Wirewound Resistors
July 23, 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of non-magnetic, non-inductive axial lead wirewound resistors with high power ratings to 12 W and high-temperature operation to +350 °C, which is ideal for high-end audio and medical imaging equipment. read more […]

SEMATECH and Newly Merged SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT Partner in Launch of Innovative Planarization Center
July 23, 2014

SEMATECH and the newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) / SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) today jointly announce the creation of the Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) Center, based at the Albany Nanotech Complex. read more […]

Wind Energy's Future Faces Key Challenges
July 23, 2014

Although a negligible player in electricity generation, wind energy comes at an exorbitant taxpayer expense, and faces several likely insurmountable challenges to becoming a dependable part of America's energy portfolio, says a new Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) publication. Content Classification:  Curated read more […]

PCIM Europe 2014 Analysis: Satisfied visitors with significant decision-making authority
July 23, 2014

  The analysis of the PCIM Europe 2014 has confirmed the high quality of the event with satisfied exhibitors and trade visitors. On the three days of the exhibition, a total of 8,006 trade visitors (40% international) took the opportunity to inform themselves about power electronics. Thanks to the exhibitor variety and the huge topic […]

Wide Bandgap Semiconductors Part 2: GaN Transistors (.PDF Download)
July 22, 2014

Compared with other materials, GaN is a WBG semiconductor that is further along in its technology and availability than other materials. Although GaN is still young in its life cycle, it will definitely see significant improvements in the years to come. read more […]

Flush-Mountable Infrared LED
July 22, 2014

Osram Opto Semiconductors now enables remote control functionality to be incorporated in a lower profile than ever before thanks to the first flush-mountable infrared LED. read more […]

LED Holder Provides Solderless LED Connection
July 22, 2014

VCC has developed solderless panel mount LED holders that combine simple and fast assembly with reliability and ruggedness. read more […]

Wide Operating Range RS-485 Transceivers
July 22, 2014

Exar Corporation announced a family of half duplex RS-485 transceivers optimized to operate over a wide 2.8V to 5.5V supply voltage range. read more […]

University of Cambridge Team Breaks Superconductor World Record
July 22, 2014

A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team led by University of Cambridge engineers, harnessing the equivalent of three tons of force inside a golf ball-sized sample of material that is normally as brittle as fine china. The Power Plant read more […]

Multilayer ceramic chip capacitors
July 22, 2014

  Dynamic DC Bias Model for accurate circuit simulation First tool for the dynamic simulation of DC bias characteristics of MLCCs More accurate power supply circuit simulation when used together with TDK technical support tools for inductors More efficient electronic circuit design TDK Corporation has expanded its technical support tools for MLCCs: The new D […]

Thermal Conductivity Analyzer
July 21, 2014

C-Therm group of Setaram launched the next generation of its TCi thermal conductivity analyzer. read more […]

Shaft Protected Position Sensors
July 21, 2014

Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the LWX-002 Series shaft protected position sensors designed for extremely harsh environments. read more […]

Thermal Controller With User Friendly PC Software
July 21, 2014

Oven Industries' Model 5R7-350/347 is an economical thermal controller especially designed to operate with thermoelectric (Peltier Effect) modules. read more […]

Active Thermocouple Gauge
July 21, 2014

Televac, US-based manufacturer of vacuum measurement and control products, has announced availability of their new MX2A. read more […]

New phase change thermal interface material offers highly beneficial alternative to grease
July 18, 2014

    UniPhase 4000-COB phase changes at 50°C and has 4.0 w/mk thermal performance to minimise device temperature, enhance reliability and extend life       Universal Science has introduced a new phase change thermal interface material that offers a clean, repeatable, high-performance alternative to thermal grease. UniPhase 4000-COB has been optimised for use […]

PCIM South America shows trends for power electronics in Brazil
July 17, 2014

  PCIM South America 2014 International Conference and Exhibition for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy, and Energy Management São Paulo, 14 – 15 October 2014 The PCIM South America 2014 international conference and exhibition for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management will take place from 14 – 15 […]

When efficiency matters
July 14, 2014

  The electric drive systems for buses are in a key position as cities target on reducing emissions and fuel consumption of public transportation. These systems can used both in hybrid as well as zero-emission bus designs. The highest difference in the solutions is the energy efficiency. It is exactly where the Finnish electric drivetrain […]

Weidmüller uninterruptible power supplies DC-UPS
July 11, 2014

    Safe power supply for automation bridges mains failures for up to 30 minutes at 40 A         Weidmüller's uninterruptible power supply (DC-UPS) means highly available 24V power supply for automation. A reliable DC-UPS avoids costly machinery and system downtime and keeps safety functions, process controls and communication up and running […]

German Researchers Cut Energy Loss in Half
July 10, 2014

  Renewable Energy Sources, Telecommunications and Lighting Systems Profit from New Semiconductor Materials   Joint press release from the partners of the research project ”NeuLand”: AIXTRON, Infineon Technologies, SiCrystal, SMA Solar Technology   New semiconductor materials could mean 50 percent less energy loss in switched-mode power supplies for PCs, fla […]

2014 4th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC)
July 8, 2014

2014 IEEE 4th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC)September 30 - October 1, 2014, Nuremberg, Germany  Increasing power consumption, CO2 reduction, growing mobility or progressing automation – none of these future megatrends is possible without powerful electric drives. The electrification of the automobile powertrain is considered cruci […]

INTELEC 2014 - 2014 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference
July 8, 2014

2014 IEEE 36th Annual INTELEC® Conference on Energy for Communications28 September-02 October, 2014, Vancouver, Canada  It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the spectacular world class city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for the 36th Annual INTELEC® Conference on Energy for Communications. INTELEC® 2014 will take place September 28 - Octob […]

2014 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
July 8, 2014

2014 IEEE PELS Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)14-18 September, 2014, Pittsburh, Pennslyvania  The Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) is geared up for 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA on September 14 – 18. All events will take place at: David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA (1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd). Following the record at […]

2014 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific)
July 8, 2014

2014 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific) August 31 - September 3, 2014, Bejiing, China Conference to discuss research and technology development of materials, devices, components, motor drives, power electronics, batteries, subsystems, and systems for electrification of all transportation vehicles, includ […]

2014 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'14-ECCE Europe)
July 8, 2014

2014 IEEE PELS 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE’14-ECCE Europe26-28 August, 2014, Lappeenranta, Finland  We are proud to announce that the 16th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE’14-ECCE Europe, will discover the Nordic latitudes and visit Lappeenranta, the home city of Lappeenranta University of Technolo […]

Xilinx 7 Series FPGA Power Supply Module Board
July 7, 2014

  ROHM, together with Avnet Internix Co., Ltd., a Japanese operating company of the US-based Avenet Electronics Marketing Group (EM Group), a leading distributor of electronic components and embedded solutions, have co-developed a power supply module board optimized for Xilinx's 7 Series FPGA and Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC evaluation kit.     ROHM […]

Basic Research Begins on Breaker Technologies for DC Power Grids
July 4, 2014

  Joint press release from the partners of research project ”NEST-DC”: Airbus Group, E-T-A Elektrotechnische Apparate, Infineon, Siemens, University of Bremen Research Objective Is Innovative Electronic Circuit Breaker for Renewable Energy and On-Board Grids     Direct current offers many advantages compared to the conventional alternating current used today […]

IEEE 2014 Symposium on Power Electronics & Machines for Wind and Water Applications
June 3, 2014

IEEE 2014 Symposium on Power Electronics & Machines for Wind and Water Applications24-26 July, 2014, Milwaukee, WI  It is with pleasure to invite you to the IEEE Symposium on Power Electronics & Machines for Wind and Water Application (PEMWA 2014), to be held on July 24-26, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI PEMWA 2014 is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Mil […]

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