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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  ~


Topology and Components Selection For Cost and Performance In Automotive Converters
September 23, 2014

Alexander Isurin and Alexander Cook, Vanner inc. Cost, reliability, and electromagnetic compatibility are the key factors to consider when selecting components for automotive power systems. Cost, reliability, and electromagnetic compatibility are the key factors to consider when selecting components for automotive power systems. read more […]

Advanced 1200V IGBTs
September 23, 2014

STMicroelectronics' latest 1200V IGBTs leverage second-generation trench-gate field-stop high-speed technology to boost energy efficiency and ruggedness in applications such as solar inverters, welders, uninterruptible power supplies, and Power-Factor Correction (PFC) converters. read more […]

Driver Reference Designs For CREE LED Bulbs
September 23, 2014

Power Integrations announced four reference designs describing drivers for dimmable PAR 30 and PAR 38 LED light bulbs read more […]

Low Power HART CMOS Modem IC For Industrial Communications
September 23, 2014

ON Semiconductor has expanded its family of modems targeted at highway addressable remote transducer (HART) industrial communication implementations. read more […]

Three-Phase Smart E-Meter SoC Line Expands
September 22, 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) announced new three-phase metering systems-on-chip (SoC) for smart electricity meters and portable measurement applications. read more […]

Touch-safe Cover for 10.3 x 38 Fuses
September 22, 2014

Schurter introduced the ESO 10.3x38 touch-safe fuse cover designed to safely and securely insert and extract 10.3x38 mm fuses. read more […]

Mil-Spec EMC and Transient Protection Modules
September 22, 2014

Stadium Power, UK-based provider of power supplies, has introduced a range of military power system protection filters. read more […]

High-Accuracy NTC Disc Thermistors
September 22, 2014

Ametherm introduced new NTC disc thermistors - recently acquired from Measurement Specialties (formerly RTI Electronics) - featuring a wide range of resistance values and precision tolerances to 1 % for high-accuracy temperature measurement. read more […]

PCIM Asia 2015 - Call for Papers now open
September 22, 2014

  The Call for Papers PCIM Asia 2015, Chinas leading international user-oriented conference on power electronics, is now open. The deadline for submissions is 17 November 2014. Experts from industry and science are kindly invited to present the latest developments and expectations for future trends in the power electronics industry. Conference topics 1. Envi […]

Alcatraz Escapes A Power Crisis
September 22, 2014

Microgrid system provides clean power for Alcatraz and its environment. The Power Plant read more […]

LED For Automotive Headlights
September 19, 2014

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. announces the high-performance Argus Series for automotive headlight applications. read more […]

Connector Receptacle Offers Early Engagement
September 19, 2014

Mill-Max announces a new option in our receptacle line-up with the introduction of receptacles characterized by an early engagement contact point. read more […]

400 W Compact PCI Power Supply
September 19, 2014

Gresham Power Electronics announces availability of a Compact PCI power supply ruggedized for MIL and industrial applications. read more […]

Dual Channel Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators
September 19, 2014

B&K Precision launched its new 4060 Series line of dual channel function/arbitrary waveform generators. read more […]

15 W AC-DC Power Supply Targets Medical Apps
September 18, 2014

XP Power announced the EML15 series of 15 Watt single output AC-DC power supplies suitable for use in medical equipment. read more […]

2 x 4 W Protected High-Side Switch
September 17, 2014

The BTS50040-2SFA from Infineon is a dual-channel high-side power switch with a typical RDS(ON) of 4W per channel in a PG-DSO-36 package providing load current sense diagnosis and embedded protection functions including ReverSave™ and Infineon® INTELLIGENT LATCH. read more […]

DC-Link Film Capacitor Series Has Snap-In Terminals To Ease Mounting
September 17, 2014

AVX Corporation has launched the new FRC Series medium power DC-link film capacitors, which feature a wide range of capacitance and voltage values in addition to self-healing properties. read more […]

5 kΩ Digital Potentiometers with Specified 36V Operation
September 17, 2014

Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its 36V digital potentiometer (digipot) portfolio with two new volatile, I2C™ devices-the MCP45HV31 and MCP45HV51 (MCP45HV31-51). read more […]

AC-DC Power Supplies Add Charging, Back-Up Features
September 17, 2014

CUI Inc. announced the release of a new ac-dc power supply family targeting applications that demand 100% uptime. read more […]

Semi-Shielded Power Inductor Series for DC/DC Converters
September 17, 2014

Bourns, Inc. announced a new series of semi-shielded power inductors. read more […]

Low Power Amplifiers Offer 6 Times More Bandwidth Than Competitors
September 17, 2014

Exar Corporation announced two industry-leading operational amplifier families, the XR1008/XR2008 and XR1009/XR2009. read more […]

Flyback Controller IC with PFC
September 17, 2014

The NXP SSL8516T combines a controller for Power Factor Correction (PFC) and a flyback controller. read more […]

University of Michigan Spin-Out, Sakti3, Doubles Energy Density of Lithium Ion Batteries
September 16, 2014

Sakti3, Inc. announced that it has produced a battery cell on fully scalable equipment with over 1100 Watt hours per liter (Wh/l) in volumetric energy density. read more […]

Stackpole Adds Product Verification Feature
September 16, 2014

Counterfeit components are an increasing problem in the electronic components industry, and according to some estimates cost the industry up to US$100 billion per year. read more […]

Medium Power Phase Control Thyristors
September 16, 2014

America Semiconductor, LLC unveils the 25RIA Series of medium power, phase control thyristors. read more […]

200 W TVS Diode Array Offers Superior Clamping Protection
September 16, 2014

Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced the SM24CANA Series 200 W TVS Diode Array (SPA® Diodes) to protect automotive Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus from damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD), electrical fast transient (EFT), and other overvoltage transients. read more […]

Programmable DC Power Supply LIne Expands
September 16, 2014

Keithley Instruments, Inc. announced the new Series 2260B Programmable DC Power Supplies, which include two 360 W and two 720 W models. read more […]

Dual-Phase Buck Controller Manages Graphics Cards
September 16, 2014

Diodes Incorporated has released a dual-phase synchronous rectified buck controller, optimized for use in high-performance GPU and CPU core power supplies. read more […]

Company Directory
September 16, 2014

Find information and articles about companies in the power electronics industry. Find information and articles about companies in the power electronics industry. read more […]

IO-Link Transceiver Integrates Step-Down Regulator, LDO
September 15, 2014

The LT3669 is an IO-Link PHY compatible (COM1/COM2/COM3) industrial transceiver that includes a high efficiency step-down regulator and a low dropout linear regulator. read more […]

Digital Isolators Suit Consumer Apps
September 15, 2014

Silicon Labs introduced a family of digital isolators offering the highest channel count, performance, reliability and data rates for cost-sensitive consumer electronics applications requiring functional isolation of up to 1 kV. read more […]

Infineon Strengthens Position Among the World’s Most Sustainable Companies
September 11, 2014

  The Swiss investment company RobecoSAM announced today that Infineon Technologies AG has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth time in a row. "Infineon has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2010 and has developed very positively during that time. In everything we do, we are aware […]

PCIM South America 2014 – networking platform for power electronics
September 11, 2014

  The focus of PCIM South America 2014, taking place from 14 - 15 October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil, is Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management. The international conference with oral and poster sessions, including seminars and a parallel exhibition, offers a view on current trends and applications. Visitors and conferen […]

Infineon Consolidates Leading Position in Power Semiconductors - Growth Despite Weak Market
September 9, 2014

  Number One for the First Time in MOSFET Segment Infineon Technologies AG consolidated its position as global market leader in power semiconductors last year. With a market share of 12.3 per cent, the company came in first for the eleventh time in a row, according to a study carried out by IHS Inc (NYSE: […]

Linkker starts EV bus production based on VISEDO drive train
September 5, 2014

  On 29th of August Finnish electric bus manufacturer Linkker Oy announced in financial newspaper 'Tekniikka&Talous' that the manufacturing on their VISEDO electric drive train based bus will begin. The first test buses are expected to be on the road already by the end of this year. Even as a company Linkker is quite new […]

New Low Power Microcontroller Equipped with High Efficiency Class D Speaker Amplifier and Audio Playback Function
September 4, 2014

  Monolithic design contributes to improved safety, longer battery life, and greater miniaturization LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group Company, has recently announced the development of a low power microcontroller that integrates an 8bit low power MCU core, speech synthesis circuit, high efficiency Class D speaker amp, non-volatile memory, and oscillator cir […]

The First Hybrid Wood Chipper in the world - powered by Visedo
September 3, 2014

  Finnish forest technology manufacturer KESLA Oyj presented the world's first diesel-electric Hybrid wood chipper KESLA C860 Hybrid at FinnMETKO 2014 exhibition, in Jämsä, Finland on 28th of August 2014. The electric drive train for the new serial hybrid chipper has been designed and delivered by Finnish hybrid system specialist VISEDO. Kesla C860 Hybr […]

GvA expands sales portfolio of high power IGBT drivers
September 2, 2014

    GvA Power Electronics in Mannheim is expanding its sales portfolio of high-power IGBT drivers with a range of new products from Cambridge (UK) based Amantys Ltd.       The Mannheim-based distributor, developer, and manufacturer of custom specific power electronics sees this new product line as the perfect complement for its existing programme […]

Modular Inverter System from GvA
August 28, 2014

    With VARIS™, the new Modular Inverter System, GvA Leistungselektronik GmbH focuses on sustainable solutions with standardized and cost-efficient inverters. The modular approach also provides the flexibility required for diverse applications.     The company providing development and manufacture of customer-specific power electronics based in Mannheim is […]

The Industry’s First Foundry Business for MEMS Utilizing Thin-Film Piezoelectric Elements
August 27, 2014

Supplying sensors and actuators that feature breakthrough energy savings and miniaturization ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System, hereinafter ‘piezoelectric MEMS’) utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry’s first* foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing pr […]

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 […]

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