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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  ~


New Addition to SEMIKRON Management Board
October 23, 2014

  Repurposed for the future The appointment of Christian Müller as Managing Director starting July 2014 is yet another successful step in the realignment of upper management within the SEMIKRON Group. The 50-year-old began his professional career at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Munich. Over the past 15 years, Mr Müller held a number of management […]

Precision Thin Film Chip Resistor Arrays Features Gold Terminations for Conductive Gluing
October 21, 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of precision thin film chip resistor arrays featuring gold terminations for conductive gluing. read more […]

High Power Shunts For Cooler Operation
October 21, 2014

Stackpole Electronic's HCS Series of high power shunts have a robust all metal welded construction. read more […]

Two-Layer Evaluation Module and Reference Design Simplify PoE Design
October 21, 2014

Easing design for rapidly growing Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced a two-layer PoE power sourcing equipment (PSE) evaluation module and TI Design based on TI's new TPS23861 PoE controller. read more […]

Encapsulated 60 Watt AC-DC Supply Available in PCB or Chassis Mount
October 21, 2014

XP Power announced the ECE60 series of single output encapsulated 60 Watt AC-DC power supplies. read more […]

Electrical Safety Testing Software Combines All Tests
October 21, 2014

Chroma Systems Solutions Inc. released CaptivATE 4.0, the latest version of its electrical safety test automation software. read more […]

Solar Microinverter and Power Optimizer Market to Break $1 Billion Barrier in 2018
October 21, 2014

The market for global photovoltaic (PV) solar microinverters and power optimizers is forecast to more than triple in the coming years, rising to more than $1 billion in 2018, as both established and new regions increase their adoption of the emerging technology, according to IHS Technology. read more […]

Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor Announce Strategic Partnership
October 21, 2014

Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and ON Semiconductor announced that they have entered into a foundry services agreement. read more […]

1206 Chip Current Sense Resistor Produces 1 W
October 21, 2014

KOA Speer Electronics introduces the TLR2BW metal plate chip current sense resistor, featuring a 1 watt power rating in a 1206 chip size, and a low resistance of 1 mW ~ 20 mW. read more […]

Re-Engineered SIM8050 Nano SIM Connector
October 21, 2014

Following customer feedback GCT is launching the re-engineered SIM8050 Nano SIM connector, which at .425 in. x .480 in. has the smallest footprint of any push-pull connector on the market. read more […]

NTC Chip Thermistors Offer Temperature Ratings to +150 °C
October 21, 2014

Ametherm introduced four new series of NTC chip thermistors for high-accuracy temperature measurement. read more […]

400 Vdc Power Distribution For Data Centers Emerges
October 21, 2014

Sam Davis, Editor-in-Chief Several power companies demonstrated a 400 Vdc ecosystem at the INTELEC 2014 (Conference on Energy for Communications) in Vancouver, BC Canada. Several power companies demonstrated a 400 Vdc ecosystem at the INTELEC 2014 (Conference on Energy for Communications) in Vancouver, BC Canada. read more […]

BYD Develops Battery For Articulated Electric Vehicle
October 21, 2014

Power Electronics Staff BYD Motors has developed a rechargeable iron-phase battery for use in a 60 foot articulated battery/electric bus. read more […]

1 kW COTS Power Supply
October 20, 2014

Excelsys Technologies announce the availability of a new powerPac model in its popular XF series of high reliability, ruggedized COTS modular power supplies. read more […]

Smart Gate Drive Optocoupler Has Integrated Flyback Controller
October 20, 2014

Avago Technologies unveiled the ACPL-302J, a new smart gate drive optocoupler device that improves isolated power supply and simplifies gate drive design. read more […]

LED High Bay Targets 1,000 W HID Applications
October 20, 2014

Dialight has launched its high-output LED Vigilant High Bay to replace costly and inefficient 1,000W traditional HID high-output fixtures. Delivering 125 lumens per watt at less than half the power consumption of conventional HID products, the new Vigilant high-output LED High Bay is a true innovation, offering approximately 60,000 lumen output from a single […]

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative Holds 2nd Annual Gathering
October 20, 2014

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) will hold its annual in-person member meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The Power Plant read more […]

PCIM South America 2014 with around 300 experts
October 20, 2014

  Around 300 specialists attended PCIM South America from 14 – 15 October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil, to find out more about trends and current applications and solutions within power electronics. Key topics of the conference concentrated on applications for electrical vehicles, requirements for power converters and solutions regarding electrical drives. Duri […]

Robust Metal Pushbutton Switch With Ceramic Actuator Surface
October 17, 2014

Schurter is expanding its MSM family of ceramic pushbutton switches with an additional version that features latching action: the MSM LA CS. read more […]

Snap-On Load Detector For Low Current Sensing
October 17, 2014

API Technologies Corp. now offers the LD-50, a magnetic, snap-on load detector for mounting on pre-wired systems that does not disrupt existing connections. read more […]

Open-Frame Ac-Dc Supplies Now Up To 250 W
October 17, 2014

XP Power announced the addition of a 250 Watt range to its GCS series of high efficiency single output AC-DC power supplies. read more […]

Precious Scrap Metal Recycling: Myth Or Fact?
October 17, 2014

Scrap metal recycling has been around for sometime. We’ve come to a stage where people understand that it’s not just desirable, but also necessary to recycle their scrap metal. The Power Plant read more […]

Thin Film Chip Resistors Have Wide Resistance Range
October 16, 2014

Stackpole's RNCF Series thin film chip resistors offer a wide resistance range in tight tolerance and low TCR precision. read more […]

Single-Chip Display Power And LED Driver Suits Smartphones
October 16, 2014

Intersil Corp. announced the ISL98611 display power and LED driver for smartphones. read more […]

600 V Ultra-fast Trench IGBTs Suit Welding Applications
October 16, 2014

International Rectifier has introduced the IR66xx series of high performance 600 V ultra-fast Trench-gate Field Stop insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) read more […]

'Smart' Lithium-Ion Battery Warns Of Potential Fire Hazards
October 16, 2014

Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames. The Power Plant read more […]

Multiphase VCORE Solutions with Advanced PMBus Interface and Smart Power Stage
October 15, 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a complete multiphase core voltage (Vcore) power management system solution for enterprise servers, storage and high-end desktop applications. read more […]

Convert PWM Inputs to 12-Bit Accurate Voltage Outputs with No Software, No Ripple & No Delay
October 15, 2014

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2645, a quad-channel 12-bit/10-bit/8-bit PWM-to-voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with 10ppm/°C reference. read more […]

RTD Simulator Features Built-in Climate Control
October 15, 2014

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has introduced a new Bulk Metal® Foil RTD Simulator resistor with built-in climate control. read more […]

Transient Energy Suppressant High Voltage HEMP Filters
October 15, 2014

API Technologies Corp. now offers high voltage HEMP (High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse) filters that protect sensitive electronic equipment from potentially destructive energy transients due to line surges, lightning, and electronic pulses. read more […]

Miniature, Efficient, Low-Profile, DC-DC Power Modules for Space-Constrained Applications
October 15, 2014

Micrel, Inc. introduced the MIC33163/MIC33164 (1A) and MIC33263/MIC33264(2A) a family of low-profile step down power modules capable of 100 percent duty cycle and operating with an input voltage range from 2.7V to 5.5V. read more […]

Henkel to Acquire The Bergquist Company
October 15, 2014

Henkel signed an agreement to acquire The Bergquist Company, a privately held leading supplier of thermal-management solutions for the electronics industry worldwide. read more […]

PCIM South America 2014 – Power Electronics in Brazil
October 15, 2014

  From 14 – 15 October top class speakers from science and industry present the most recent trends, solutions and applications within power electronics at PCIM South America in São Paulo. International delegates and visitors will be exchanging ideas and extending their knowledge in numerous lectures, poster presentations, keynotes and seminars. Highlights of […]

International project results in Pulse magnetic field generator
October 10, 2014

  Proton-Electrotex Successfully Participated in International Project in Japan The project was made in cooperation with Eich Corporation (official distributer of Proton- Electrotex products in Japan), Mishima Denshi, Nichicon and Osaka University, Japan (Center for Advanced High Magnetic Field Science). As a result of cooperation, the Pulse magnetic field g […]

Silicon Labs Simplifies Clock Tree Design for Complex Internet Infrastructure Applications
October 9, 2014

  Easy-to-Use Web-Based Utility Turns Embedded Developers into Timing Experts, Generating Custom Clock Tree Recommendations in Minutes Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today launched an online timing utility that eases the complexity of designing clock trees for a wide range of Internet infrastructure applicatio […]

VISEDO receives ISO 14001 certification
October 9, 2014

  VISEDO Oy, Finland, the technology leader in heavy duty electric drive lines for heavy vehicles, is pleased to announce that it has been approved for the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd on the 10th of September 2014. As a manufacturer of energy-efficient drive train solutions, VISEDO f […]

Weidmüller on the "electronica": Hall B4, Stand 320
October 7, 2014

  Weidmüller's Omnimate Housings 'CH20M-BUS': The universal mounting rail bus for the modular electronics housing system "CH20M". – Straightforward integration of mounting rail bus in TS 35 top-hat rails. Weidmüller is enhancing the modular electronics housing system 'CH20M' (Component Housing IP20 Modular) for individual e […]

E|DPC 2014 sets impulses
October 2, 2014

  618 trade visitors and 38 exhibitors met at E|DPC - Electric Drives Production Conference and Exhibition 2014 in Nuremberg and discussed the latest developments as well as trends of the production of electric drives and generators. Renowned exhibitors such as Aumann, ELANTAS Beck, MagCam, Marsilli, Scheugenpflug, SCHLEICH, SICK, Siemens Industry Sector, SP […]

Weidmüller FieldPower® WIND Energy LED system for wind turbines
October 1, 2014

  Versatile system for use in the tower, hub and nacelle. – FieldPower® LED lamps – robust, compact, durable and reliable even in the harshest of environments. – Wide input range of 24 V DC to 120 V DC.   Weidmüller's new FieldPower® WIND Energy System LED system offers convincing solutions for wind turbines: the […]

SENSOR+TEST 2015 - 10% Early-Bird Discount Until End of October
October 1, 2014

  “The SENSOR+TEST is the main trade fair of the year for us,” says Axel Langheinrich, head of marketing at Synotech Sensor und Messtechnik – and he is not the only one. There were 575 exhibitors from 28 countries at the SENSOR+TEST 2014, impressively reflecting the entire spectrum of measuring system competence from sensors to […]

2014 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)
September 24, 2014

2014 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)October 27-30, 2014, Coimbra, Portugal IEEE-VPPC 2014 will be held on October 2014 in Coimbra (UNESCO World Heritage), Portugal. Coimbra is located in the center of Portugal one hour from Oporto and two hours from Lisbon. It is our aim to provide an interesting forum about vehicle power and propulsion d […]

2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)
September 24, 2014

2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)October 19-22, 2014, Milwaukee, USA  The purpose of the International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) 2014 is to bring together researchers, engineers, manufacturers, practitioners and customers from all over the world to share and d […]

2014 IEEE Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
September 24, 2014

2014 IEEE Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)September 28 - October 1, 2014, Perth Australia The Australasian University Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) will be held on the 28th of September to the 1st of October at Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia. This conference is co-sponsored by the Centre of Smart Grid and Sustain […]

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 […]

2014 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC)
July 8, 2014

2014 IEEE 36th Annual INTELEC® Conference on Energy for Communications (INTELEC)28 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 […]

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