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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  ~


Power Factor Correction: High-Performance Thyristor Module with Data Logging
August 20, 2014

TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS TSM-LC-S thyristor module for dynamic power factor correction (PFC). read more […]

eGaN FETs Offered for "Little Box Challenge" Presented by Google and IEEE to Build a (Much) Smaller Power Inverter
August 20, 2014

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces its support for contestants in "Little Box Challenge" presented by Google and IEEE. Little Box Challenge, with a $1,000,000 prize, is an open competition to build a (much) smaller power inverter. read more […]

August 2014 Report Covers Semiconductor Industry Business Activity
August 20, 2014

The GSA (Global Semiconductor Alliance) Market Watch for August 2014 described the semiconductor industry's recent business activity, including funding, IPOs, and mergers & acquisitions. read more […]

Next-Generation Automotive LED Drivers For Front And Rear Lights
August 19, 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the automotive industry's first two-channel switching LED driver for front lights and the only linear LED driver with single short LED detection for rear lights. read more […]

Isolated Dual-In-Line Package Handles 75 V
August 19, 2014

IXYS Corporation announced the availability of MTI200WX75GD with an integrated 6-pack configuration in one isolated surface mountable module (ISOPLUS-DIL). read more […]

USB µModule Isolator With Power Protects Hubs & Peripheral Ports
August 19, 2014

Linear Technology's LTM2884 is a USB µModule® (micromodule) Isolator that combines USB data communications and USB power, and guards against ground-to-ground differentials and large common mode transients. read more […]

Autonomous Valet Parking and Charging Of EVs Proposed For Public Transit
August 19, 2014

The V-CHARGE consortium, with six partners from four countries, is working on a fully automated parking, and charging, system for electric cars at public transit car parks. The Power Plant read more […]

"SeManTiK" research project successfully completed
August 18, 2014

  New test methods and simulation models for contactless eIDs set standards in international standardisation Joint news release by the partners of the research project “SeManTik” (Bundesdruckerei, Infineon Technologies, Fraunhofer IZM) Electronic identity documents (eIDs) in the form of contactless smartcards will in future be more than just proof of identit […]

Low Voltage Single Supply LDO Portfolio
August 15, 2014

Exar Corporation announced the expansion of its low voltage, low-dropout (LDO) regulators with the new XR71211. read more […]

NTC Inrush Current Limiting Thermistors
August 15, 2014

SURGE-GARD series devices, available from Mouser Electronics, are capable of handling high steady-state currents to 36A and input energy to 250 J. read more […]

Stacked SMPS MLCCs Offer Many Customization Options
August 15, 2014

AVX Corporation has made several new customization options available for its SMX Series Stacked SMPS MLCCs. read more […]

Stanford Study Shows How To Power California With Wind, Water And Sun
August 15, 2014

A Stanford study finds that it is technically and economically feasible to convert California’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to one powered by clean, renewable energy. The Power Plant read more […]

Low Input Voltage and High Efficiency Synchronous Boost Converter
August 14, 2014

The ISL78113A from Intersil provides a tiny and convenient boost power supply solution to generate a regulated output up to 500mAfrom any sub-5V secondary rail found in an automotive electrical system, including battery powered applications. read more […]

High Performance Conduction Cooled COTS Power Sources
August 14, 2014

Powerstax has just added two new switch-mode COTS DC-DC power supply units to its portfolio which are designed to cope with even the most demanding application environments. read more […]

Buck Controller Manages High POL Current
August 14, 2014

Diodes Incorporated has developed a single-phase synchronous buck PWM controller series to meet the rigors of high-current desktop PC applications. read more […]

VARTA EasyPack Lithium Polymer Battery Packs
August 14, 2014

VARTA Microbattery announced that House of Batteries will stock and distribute VARTA EasyPack battery packs. read more […]

Miniature Chip Bead Ferrite In 0201 Package
August 13, 2014

Miniaturization of electronic circuits not only requires small components, but also interference-free operation. read more […]

Flexx-Sil Tubing Cables
August 13, 2014

Cicoil now offers Highly Durable Flexx-Sil cables. Combining multiple tubing lines in an easy to use flat configuration is an excellent alternative to loose, bundled, tangled and unprotected tubing assemblies, while also performing as a containment safeguard against possible hazardous leaks. read more […]

Heat-Spring® Thermal Interface Material
August 13, 2014

Heat-Spring® is a patented technology designed to deliver superior performance compared to thermal greases or other metal TIMs. read more […]

Automotive, Wide Input Voltage, Low Standby Current, 2 A Output Buck Regulator
August 13, 2014

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new automotive 2.0 A buck regulator that is designed to provide the low power supply requirements of next generation car audio and infotainment systems. read more […]

Cost-Competitive Automotive Microcontrollers
August 13, 2014

STMicroelectronics has expanded its 8-bit automotive-grade microcontroller portfolio by adding ultra-competitively priced new devices in compact packages, featuring 20 MIPS processing performance and a peripheral set optimized for automotive body electronics and comfort applications. read more […]

Compact 1U Convection Cooled Power Supply Achieves 400 Watts Without Fans
August 13, 2014

XP Power announced the SDH400 series of single and dual output 400 Watt highly efficient convection cooled power supplies. read more […]

Single-Inductor DC/DC Converters In Ultra-Small CSP Package
August 13, 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's smallest and highest performance 1A and 4A buck-boost regulators. read more […]

40W Radiation-Hardened 120V Input DC-DC Converters for Satellite Power Systems
August 13, 2014

International Rectifier, IR, has introduced the M3G120 Series of 40W radiation-hardened (RAD-Hard) 120V input DC-DC converters for a wide range of digital and analog satellite power systems requiring up to 15 years or more of mission life such as space stations and NASA's Orion MPCV (Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle) programs. read more […]

Panasonic and Tesla Sign Agreement for the Gigafactory
August 13, 2014

Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors, Inc. have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory. read more […]

Keysight Technologies Separates from Agilent, Begins Operations
August 13, 2014

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. read more […]

Final Report SENSOR+TEST 2014
August 13, 2014

  SENSOR+TEST 2014 Growth Excels in Exhibitor and Visitor Figures The SENSOR+TEST in Nuremberg, the internationally leading trade fair for sensors, measuring, and testing technology, shines this year in the light of growth in all key figures. Moreover, the results from exhibitor and visitor polls indicate a high degree of satisfaction for all participants. E […]

EXTreme Ten60Power™ Split Blade Connector
August 12, 2014

Molex Incorporated expands its EXTreme Ten60Power™ High Current Connector line of products with the introduction of the EXTreme Ten60 Split Blade contact system. read more […]

Portable Oscilloscope Families
August 12, 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced two new high-performance portable oscilloscope series deploying next-generation oscilloscope technology. read more […]

Soft-Termination MLCCs With High Flex Cracking Resistance
August 12, 2014

TDK Corporation presents a new series of soft-termination MLCCs that are specially designed to withstand flex cracking caused by bending stresses to the PCB. read more […]

Industrial Power Tester For Power Cycllng Of Electronic Components
August 12, 2014

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced the MicReD® Industrial Power Tester 1500A for power cycling and thermal testing of electronics components to simulate and measure lifetime performance. read more […]

NIST Shows Ultrasonically Propelled Nanorods Spin Dizzyingly Fast
August 11, 2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed nano motors that rotate 10 times faster than any nanoscale object submerged in liquid ever reported. The Power Plant read more […]

Long-term commitment pays off: Weidmüller celebrates 20 years in China
August 11, 2014

Weidmüller has been active in the Chinese market for 20 years now. What began with a joint venture has developed into the second-most important site in the world for the Weidmüller group. Reason enough to celebrate the anniversary locally last week. Nobody at Weidmüller back in 1994 could have foreseen how the Chinese subsidiary would […]

ROHM Introduces New Class-Leading 0603-Size(mm) 100mΩ Chip Resistors for Current Detection
August 7, 2014

  Contributes to greater miniaturization and energy savings in smartphones and wearable devices   ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of low-ohmic chip resistors optimized for current detection applications in compact equipment such as smartphones and wearable devices. The UCR006 series of ultra-compact (0.6x0.3mm / 0.2 x0.1inch) thick- […]

PCIM Europe Call for Papers now open
July 30, 2014

  PCIM Europe 2015 International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management Nuremberg, 19 – 21 May 2015 Papers on power electronics and their applications are welcomed at the Call for Papers for the PCIM Europe 2015 Conference, which is now open. The submission deadline is 15 October 2014. [... […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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