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Posted on 08 February 2012

Power Electronics News Feed


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 Boost & Inverting Charge Pumps Deliver Low Noise Dual Outputs
November 24, 2015

Linear Technology Corp. recently introduced the LTC3265, a high voltage, highly integrated, low noise dual output power supply which takes a single positive input supply (VIN_P) and generates low noise bipolar rails up to ±2oVIN_P without any inductors. read more […]

Lithium-ion Battery Management System Targets Commercial Applications
November 24, 2015

VARTA Micro Group has announced that its subsidiary VARTA Storage GmbH has released the VARTA Flex System comprised of a 24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cabinet, power electronics and control unit. read more […]

Integrated Thermocouple Electromotive Force to Degrees Celsius Converter
November 24, 2015

Microchip Technology Inc. has released the MCP9600, the world's first thermocouple-conditioning integrated circuit to combine precision instrumentation, a precision temperature sensor and a precision, high-resolution ADC. read more […]

Zero IQ IC Protects Against Reverse Polarity Inputs
November 24, 2015

A special control IC that emulates a “smart diode” along with an external MOSFET allows positive inputs and prevents negative inputs for automotive and industrial applications. read more […]

Ultra-Thin Noise Suppression Sheets with the World's Highest Permeability
November 22, 2015

TDK Corporation presents the ultra-thin IFL16 noise suppression sheet: read more […]

Family of Hybrid Solid-State Relays Offers High-Reliability Replacement for Mechanical Relays
November 22, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the first three devices in its new VOR family of hybrid solid-state relays designed to deliver high reliability read more […]

1MHz, 2A DC-DC Buck Converter Enables Efficient, Small Form-Factor Designs
November 22, 2015

The AP3402, AP3419 and AP3429 DC-DC step-down converters introduced by Diodes Incorporated operate from inputs of 2.7V to 5.5V to supply loads up to 2A. read more […]

Thin-Film Fast-Acting SMD Chip Fuses
November 22, 2015

AEM Components announces its latest series of fast-acting thin-film SMD chip fuses with current ratings from 0.15A to 5A. read more […]

50mA Synchronous Buck-Boost DC/DC Converter
November 22, 2015

Linear Technology announces the LTC3335, a nanopower high efficiency synchronous buck-boost converter with an onboard precision coulomb counter. read more […]

South Africa and China Boosting Global Concentrated Photovoltaic Market by 2020
November 22, 2015

Global Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) installed capacity will increase more than fourfold from 282.5 Megawatts (MW) in 2014 to reach 1.3 Gigawatts (GW) by 2020 read more […]

IHS Warns of Potential Solar Wafer Supply Shortage in 1H 2016
November 22, 2015

Due to rapid growth in solar installations in 2015, and forecasts for another record year for installations in 2016 IHS has flagged a potential solar wafer supply shortage throughout the entire supply chain. read more […]

How to Design for Power Integrity: Finding Power Delivery Noise Problems
November 20, 2015

Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies Rogue waves can occur in extreme cases within a power distribution network (PDN). These waves generate much higher voltage noise levels than expected, potentially interfering with system performance or resulting in permanent damage. read more […]

Reliable, Safe Operation of Industrial Power Connectors
November 19, 2015

Amphenol Industrial Products Group has introduced a new generation of industrial power connectors for use in harsh industrial, commercial, data center applications. read more […]

Medical Grade Thin Film Chip Capacitors for Medical & Power Applications
November 19, 2015

AVX Corp. has released a new series of thin film chip capacitors specifically designed to meet the demanding performance specifications for implantable medical devices. read more […]

DC-DC Converters Features Short Circuit Protection and Higher Regular Isolation
November 18, 2015

Aimtec has introduced the AM1SS-NZ series of DC-DC converters. This new series of 1-watt power supplies provides continuous short circuit protection with auto recovery restart. read more […]

650V Ultra Junction X2-Class Power MOSFETs
November 18, 2015

IXYS Corporation has introduced its Ultra Junction Power MOSFET product line: 650V X2-Class Power MOSFETs. read more […]

Power MOSFETs Make Electrical Appliances More Compact and Durable
November 18, 2015

Infineon Technologies has extended its StrongIRFET Power MOSFET family into applications that need to be space-saving and rugged. read more […]

ON Semiconductor to Acquire Fairchild Semiconductor for $2.4 Billion
November 18, 2015

ON Semiconductor Corporation and Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for $20 per share read more […]

SMD Shunt Resistor Now Provides 0.2 mΩ
November 18, 2015

The HCS Series from Stackpole now includes an 0.2 mΩ resistance value in the 3920 and 5930 chip sizes. read more […]

Slotless BLDC Motors for High-Speed Applications
November 18, 2015

For high-speed applications, such as drills, grinders, or tattooing instruments, the slotless BLDC motor DS16 from Nanotec is a highly efficient solution. read more […]

Automotive MOSFETs Protect Vehicle ECUs Against Reverse-Battery Connections
November 18, 2015

The DMP4015SPSQ 40V P-channel MOSFET introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed to protect automotive Electronic Control Units (ECUs) against the risk of reverse-battery connection. read more […]

Storage Advance May Boost Solar Thermal Energy Potential
November 18, 2015

David Stauth, Oregon State University, News and Research Communications Engineers at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., have identified a new approach for the storage of concentrated solar thermal energy, to reduce its cost and make it more practical for wider use. read more […]

38V Dual DC/DC Controller with Current Mode Control
November 18, 2015

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3884, a dual output current mode synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with programmable loop compensation and I2C-based PMBus interface. read more […]

12A POL DC-DC Converter Operates from 5V and 12V Bus Voltages
November 18, 2015

TDK Corp. has introduced the 12 Ampere TDK-Lambda iCH series of POL (Point of Load) non-isolated DC-DC converters. read more […]

MOSFETs Approach "Perfect" Switching Performance
November 16, 2015

STMicroelectronics has extended its MDmesh(tm) M2 series of N-channel power MOSFETs with the introduction of a new family of devices that offer the industry's highest power efficiencies in power supplies. read more […]

Automotive Full Bridge Gate Driver IC with Fault and Independent Enable Functions
November 16, 2015

Allegro MicroSystems has announced a new full-bridge controller for use with N-channel external power MOSFETs that has been specifically designed for automotive applications. read more […]

Mid-Voltage MOSFET in an 8x8 Dual Cool Package
November 16, 2015

Fairchild has launched its mid-voltage MOSFET technology in a Dual Cool 8mm x 8mm package. read more […]

VC Funding for Smart Grid, Storage and Efficiency Companies at $493 Million in Q3 2015
November 16, 2015

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions read more […]

Record PV Module Production Forecast Through the First Half of 2016
November 16, 2015

Strong solar photovoltaic (PV) production and shipments are forecast during the first half of 2016 read more […]

Infineon’s Rugged TRENCHSTOP™ 5 S5 IGBTs Extends Operational Lifetime and Efficiency in PV & UPS Applications
November 16, 2015

  Infineon Technologies AG continues to improve IGBT performance with the release of the new S5 (S for soft) family. It is based on the ultra-thin wafer TRENCHSTOP™ 5 IGBT. This family has been developed specifically for AC-DC energy conversion in industrial applications switching up to 40 kHz, typically to be found in Photovoltaic Inverters […]

Add “Innovative Design Engineer” to Your Resume
November 16, 2015

Innovation is a critical part of a company’s success as noted by one industry source: To stay relevant, companies must spend as much time generating innovative ideas for the future as they do running their daily business. A study found that five “discovery skills” distinguish the most innovative executives, which could also apply to design engineers. read mo […]

CeraLink enables compact and flexible high-performance inverters
November 11, 2015

  A new traction inverter developed by Scienlab electronic systems features a compact and lightweight design with a high power density. It can be adapted flexibly to a wide spectrum of needs and is well-suited for use in a growing range of electric vehicles. The new inverter was made possible by the use of CeraLink™ […]

Proton-Electrotex will participate in the conference of International Association TRAVEK
November 4, 2015

  Proton-Electrotex is participating in the XXII International scientific and technical conference "Prospects of development of electric power industry and the high-voltage electrotechnical equipment". Organizer of the conference is International Association TRAVEK. There will be discussed the issues of manufacturing high-voltage electrotechnical e […]

Ultra-High-Efficiency 76V DC/DC Buck Converter
November 2, 2015

  Provides high reliability and greater energy savings ideal for communications infrastructure and industrial equipment ROHM is announcing the availability of a 12 to 76V input, 3A variable output voltage, DC/DC Buck converter with integrated 76V MOSFET optimized for high power (high voltage x large current) applications such as motors, factory automation eq […]

Infineon Builds a New Factory in Wuxi to Accelerate Smart Manufacturing Initiative
October 21, 2015

  Infineon Technologies AG announced the set-up of its second factory in Wuxi, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary of operation in China. The new factory is scheduled for rollout at the end of 2016. It comprises a total investment of nearly USD 300 million, engaging an area of 36,000 square meters. An addition […]

SPS IPC Drives 2015: ROHM Semiconductor Displays Its Expanded Line of Power Modules and SiC Products
October 19, 2015

  Latest Full SiC Power Modules with high voltage/currency capabilities - Intelligent Power Modules for High-performance switching - super compact AC/DC converter control for SiC MOSFETs At the occasion of SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg from November 24 – 26, ROHM Semiconductor will present its latest Power modules for high-reliable, high-speed switching as wel […]

PCIM Europe 2016 continues to grow
October 13, 2015

  Current figures clearly above the previous year’s level Seven month before PCIM Europe 2016 starts – the outlook for success concerning the international leading exhibition for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management – is very promising: The number of exhibitors, as well as the booked exhibition area, are clearly excee […]

Proton-Electrotex at Power Electronics 2015
October 6, 2015

  Proton-Electrotex is participating in the 12th International exhibition of components and systems for power electronics on 27 -29 October, Crocus Expo, Moscow.   At the fair we will present our traditional product range - power diodes, thyristors, and heatsinks.   We, as well, will present the new products: IGBT modules with baseplate width 34 […]

ABB Semiconductors website now available in Chinese
October 1, 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 […]

ABB to support India’s push for solar power
September 29, 2015

  ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $18 million to provide plant electrification, automation and substation solutions for solar power plants being built as part of India’s strong push for solar energy and renewables. Spread across the southern Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, these [ […]

2015 IEEE Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC)
June 30, 2015

Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC) October 26-28, 2015, London, ON, Canada The 2015 IEEE Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC2015): – SMARTER RESILIENT POWER SYSTEMS – will be held in London, Ontario, Canada from October 26th to 28th, 2015 at the London Convention Center. EPEC2015 is an opportunity for electric power and energy systems e […]

2015 IEEE 27th International Telecommunication Energy Conference (INTELEC)
June 30, 2015

2015 IEEE 27th International Telecommunication Energy Conference (INTELEC)18-22 October, 2015, Osaka, Japan   INTELEC®, International Telecommunications Energy Conference, is the annual world-class technical forum presenting the latest in communications power systems, energy storage and energy conversion. This year's exciting conference program will inc […]

3rd Symposium on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE)
June 30, 2015

3rd Symposium on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE) October 5 and 6, 2015, Valparaiso, Chile Predictive control has become a powerful and attractive alternative to linear control and modulation for the control of power electronics converters and drives. The advances in modern microprocessors and its processing capability […]

17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE)
June 29, 2015

17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE) September 8-10, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland It is our pleasure to announce that the 17th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE’15-ECCE Europe, will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from the 8th to 10th September 2015. The conference follows previous successful conferences he […]

10th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronice and Drives (SDEMPED)
April 30, 2015

10th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronice and Drives (SDEMPED) September 1-4, 2015, Guarda, Portugal This symposium aims to provide a high-level international forum for researchers, professionals, and in general for specialists in diagnostics and monitoring of electrical machines, power electronics, adjustable […]

2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2015)
December 11, 2014

2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2015)20-24 September, 2015, Montreal, Canada  The IEEE Industry Applications and Power Electronics Societies are pleased to announce The 7th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2015), which will be held in Montreal, Canada, on September 20 - 24, 2015.  ECCE 2015 is the pivotal […]

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