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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  ~


Step-Down DC/DC Converters Support a Low Output Voltage
October 19, 2016

Torex Semiconductor Ltd. has launched the XC9272 series of synchronous step-down DC/DC converters. read more […]

42VIN, 3.5A µModule Regulator for Industrial Systems
October 19, 2016

Linear Technology introduces the LTM8053, a µModule step-down regulator with up to 40V input voltage. read more […]

BenchVue 3.5 Software for Instrument Control, Data Logging, Test Automation
October 19, 2016

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the latest release of its popular BenchVue software; an intuitive, easy-to-use platform for the PC. read more […]

High Performance Quarter Bricks Target COTS and Harsh Environment Applications
October 19, 2016

TDK Corporation announces the TDK-Lambda HQA120 isolated DC-DC converter. read more […]

Automotive Grade IHLP Inductor in 5050 Case Size
October 19, 2016

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new Automotive Grade IHLP low-profile, high-current inductor in the 5050 case size featuring a +180 °C continuous operating temperature rating for under-the-hood applications. read more […]

Report on Supercapacitors
October 19, 2016

Supercapacitors are an emerging energy storage technology that will take a key role in the future of energy systems. read more […]

Safety Concerns in Self-Driving Car Policy
October 19, 2016

The Obama Administration appears to have heeded many concerns raised by safety advocates in its new self-driving automated vehicle policy, Consumer Watchdog said. read more […]

RC-E discrete IGBTs from Infineon allow for drop-in replacement with benchmark for price/performance
October 18, 2016

  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
October 12, 2016

  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 [. […]

Power Interface Module Simplifies Low-EMI Design in ATCA Applications
October 12, 2016

Ericsson Power Modules announced the PIM4610PD, an extension of its popular 3E Power Interface Module (PIM) family designed for blade server applications. read more […]

Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs
October 12, 2016

TT Electronics launched a silicon-carbide power MOSFET that is designed for high temperature, power efficiency applications with a maximum junction temperature of 225°C. read more […]

Electrical Double-Layer Energy Storage Capacitors Deliver High Power in Small Volumes
October 12, 2016

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of ENYCAP electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting, power backup, and UPS power source applications. read more […]

FemtoFET 60V N-Channel Power MOSFET with Best On-Resistance
October 12, 2016

Texas Instruments introduced a new 60V N-channel FemtoFET power transistor that provides low resistance: %90 below traditional 60V load switches, reducing power loss in end-systems. read more […]

Configurable Multi-Function IC
October 12, 2016

The GPAK family of configurable mixed-signal ICs is designed to easily integrate common discrete ICs and passive components into a single device with programmable Non-Volatile Memory. read more […]

Microbatteries Industry: a Strong IP Position Is Essential
October 12, 2016

The growing demand for IoT devices is directly impacting the development of innovative solutions for microbatteries. read more […]

Non-Isolated, 60A Digital Point-of-Load Standard
October 12, 2016

The Architects of Modern Power announced an additional standard for distributed power systems. read more […]

New automotive lighting revolutionizes road safety
October 7, 2016

  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 mod […]

6 Dec 2016 - Webinar: Using embedded code generation to speed up grid link inverter design
October 6, 2016

Using embedded code generation to speed up grid link inverter design Tue, Dec 6, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST  Registraiton URL: Presented by: Albert Dunford The Design of Grid-Link inverters is a complex process involving the selection and sizing of the power stage, the development of a control alg […]

20 Oct - Webinar: Synergies between energy harvesting and power electronics
October 6, 2016

Synergies between energy harvesting and power electronics Thu, Oct 20, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT Registration URL:   Energy harvesting (EH) has recently become a topic of much discussion with its potential to self-power heterogeneous devices for IoT (the internet of things). The need to replace […]

Shakeup in the Analog IC Rankings
October 5, 2016

Mergers and acquisitions have had a significant impact on the analog IC industry within the last few years, causing a rearrangement of company rankings. And rumors persist of further changes to come. read more […]

Transition of Murata Trimmers to Bourns
October 5, 2016

Bourns has completed the first phase of the transition of Murata trimmer products. read more […]

38999 Series III Connectors with Integrated Backshell
October 5, 2016

Souriau and Sunbank have created an all-new 38999 connector with an integrated backshell. read more […]

Medical Imaging Chip Global Unit Volume to Soar Over the Next Five Years
October 5, 2016

Given the medical imaging industry's growing requirements for higher resolution and integrated security and communications, the sales of chips used in medical imaging will continue to increase. read more […]

12-Cell Battery Pack Monitor Safeguards Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Battery Systems
October 5, 2016

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL78610 12-cell lithium-ion battery pack monitor. read more […]

Advanced Bus Converter Module
October 5, 2016

Ericsson Power Modules announces the BMR458, a third-generation quarter-brick advanced bus converter that delivers industry-leading performance. read more […]

High Efficiency 1000W AC/DC VPX Power Supply
October 5, 2016

North Atlantic Industries announced the availability of its latest 6U rugged VPX power product. read more […]

36V, 2.1-MHz Regulators
October 5, 2016

Texas Instruments introduced two 36-V, 2.1-MHz synchronous buck regulators that eliminate switch-node ringing. read more […]

Low 1mm profile LED driver IC from Arctic Sand saves more than 0.5W in Ultrabook platform LED backlighting
October 4, 2016

  ARC2C0608 uses unique power conversion architecture to achieve industry’s highest efficiency, 94%, and reduce number of LED boosts required Arctic Sand Technologies (, 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 […]

IEEE INTELEC: 23-27 October 2016
October 3, 2016

INTELEC® 2016 is Almost Here! 23-27 October 2016 Keynote Plenary Speakers AnnouncedDr John Goodenough – UT AustinMark Johnson – GEHenry Towster – Emerson Location:Marriot Renaissance Hotel Austin, Texas, USA Registration:For information regarding registration please visit the INTELEC® website. INTELEC®, International Telecommunications Energy Conference, is […]

Check out all 17 power topologies in this quick reference guide
October 3, 2016

View 17 of the most common hard switched power supply topologies and the Phase Shifted Full Bridge with the critical waveforms and equations here. read more […]

Hysteretic-Mode Converters Demystified - Part 3: Regulator Stability
September 28, 2016

Masashi Nogawa, Senior Systems Engineer, Texas Instruments Part 3 will review ac behavior and stability of hysteretic-mode (HM) compared with voltage-mode (VM) and current-mode (CM) control in depth. read more […]

High Frequency Chip Inductors with Superior Q Characteristics
September 27, 2016

Murata Americas launched its LQP02HQ series of film-type high frequency chip inductors in the ultra-compact 01005 size (0.4 x 0.2 mm). read more […]

Super Barrier Rectifier Optimized for Solid-State Retrofit MR16 LED Lamps
September 27, 2016

The SBRT3M40P1 Trench Super Barrier Rectifier introduced by Diodes has been optimized to deliver a low forward-voltage drop in a small form factor while maintaining low reverse-current leakage. read more […]

High-Speed Gate Driver for Isolated Drive Applications up to 4KV
September 27, 2016

IXYS Corporation announced a high-speed gate driver chipset that includes a logic interface (the IX6610) and a MOSFET/IGBT gate driver (the IX6611). read more […]

Qi-Compatible Wireless Charging A11 Type Tx Coil for 5V Applications
September 27, 2016

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new powdered-iron-based, WPC-compatible (Wireless Power Consortium) wireless charging A11 type transmitter coil for 5 V applications. read more […]

Battery-Charger for Wearable and Portable Applications
September 27, 2016

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new battery-charger management chip that vastly improves functional integration without compromising performance and power consumption. read more […]

ABB wins $85 million orders to strengthen power grid in Canada
September 27, 2016

  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 […]

3 Nov 2016 - Webinar: Getting the most from GaN Transistor and IC Chip-scale Packaging
September 27, 2016

Getting the most from GaN Transistor and IC Chip-scale Packaging Scheduled date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Registration link- GaN transistors and integrated circuits are significantly faster and smaller than their silicon ancestors. This has enabled many new applications such as enve […]

Hall Effect Technology Reaches a New Level
September 27, 2016

Sponsored by LEM Whatever your application, intelligent power control optimizes electricity use and ensures smooth control of equipment. Accurate and fast feedback can help manage the abrupt increase in current flow that occurs when a machine tool starts working on a part, for example. For electrical motors with variable speed drives, fine current control in […]

LEM completes its range of high performance, compact, medium and high voltage transducers for the traction market with the DVM series
September 22, 2016

  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 […]

ROHM Semiconductor Introduces Innovative Products and Concepts for Power & Energy Management
September 19, 2016

  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 in […]

Digital LED driver ICs from Infineon with flicker free control and low stand-by power
September 16, 2016

  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 use […]

PCIM Asia 2017 Conference: Call for Papers is open
September 14, 2016

  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 2016. The PCIM Asia will take place […]

Infineon’s 800 V CoolMOS™ P7 series sets a new benchmark in efficiency and thermal performance
September 12, 2016

  Infineon Technologies AG introduces the 800 V CoolMOS™ P7 series. Based on the superjunction technology, this 800 V MOSFET combines best-in-class performance with exceptional ease-of-use. This new product family is a perfect fit for low power SMPS applications, fully addressing market needs in performance, ease of design, and price/performance ratio. It ma […]

IEEE International Forum on Smart Grids for Smart Cities (SG4SC) 16-18 Oct 2016
September 8, 2016

  Conference Overview IEEE Smart Grid presents its first ever 2016 IEEE International Forum on Smart Grids for Smart Cities (SG4SC) that will be held October 16th through the 18th this year at Les Salons de l’Hôtel des Arts & Métiers in Paris, France. Highlighting the forum program are these major topics: End Users and Demand Response Integrated Infrastr […]

TTM 2016: 20-21 Oct, San Diego, CA
August 26, 2016

The IEEE Technology Time Machine is IEEE's flagship conference on future technology directions. Building upon IEEE's major technology initiatives, TTM 2016 will bring together renowned experts from research and industry to provide an overview of these technologies and explore how they may be leveraged towards "making the future" through t […]

Students and Young Professionals' Reception at ECCE-2016, Milwaukee, USA
August 23, 2016

Students and Young Professionals' Reception at ECCE-2016, Milwaukee, USA   Dear Young Engineers,IEEE Industry Application Society - IAS and Power Electronics Society - PELS, give you this opportunity to learn from the life journey of the biggest leaders at ECCE along with an evening well spent talking to people from across the globe.An evening filled wi […]

EPE 2016 - Karlsruhe, Germany- Sept 5-9
July 29, 2016

  EPE’16 ECCE - Registration OPEN now   The conference follows previous successful events held in major university cities across Europe since 1985: Brussels, Grenoble, Aachen, Florence, Brighton, Seville, Trondheim, Lausanne, Graz, Toulouse, Dresden, Aalborg, Barcelona, Birmingham, Lille, Lappeenranta and Geneva.Karlsruhe is a medium sized town on the border […]

SPEC 2016 - Auckland - New Zealand - 5-8 December 2016
July 28, 2016

        December 5-8 2016 Auckland - New Zealand    The 2nd Annual IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC 2016), offers an ideal opportunity for researchers, engineers, academics and students from all over the world to bring the latest technological advances and applications in Power Electronics to the Southern H […]

Women in Engineering Breakfast at ECCE- ASIA 2016
May 10, 2016

Please join us!   Women in Engineering Breakfast 24, May 2016, 7:30AM-9:00AM   Location: Room VIP1, 1F   Guest Speaker: Katherine Kim, PhD Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)   In this talk, I will share my experiences that took me from struggling through my first power electro […]

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