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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  ~


Infineon Acquires a 9.4 Percent Stake in PCB Manufacturer Schweizer Electronic
November 27, 2014

  The semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer Schweizer Electronic AG (FSE: SCE) announced today that Infineon will acquire a 9.4 percent stake in Schweizer. The relevant contracts were concluded today. Both companies agreed on strict confidentiality on the terms By invest […]

FRED Pt® Ultrafast Recovery Rectifiers
November 26, 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced four new 1 A FRED Pt® Ultrafast recovery rectifiers in the compact low-profile SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP® series package. read more […]

TVS Array Provides Overvoltage Protection In High Speed Applications
November 26, 2014

ProTek Devices has introduced a new transient voltage suppressor array (TVS array) for overvoltage circuit protection in a variety of high speed applications such as Gigabit Ethernet, LAN / WAN equipment, notebooks and desktop computers, and more. read more […]

Class-D Audio Amplifier For eCall, Instrument Cluster, Telematics
November 26, 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's first automotive Class-D audio amplifier to integrate load-dump protection and diagnostics in a single device for emergency call (eCall) and instrument cluster systems. read more […]

Triac Dimmable LED Lamp Driver Increases Performance, Delivers Cost Savings
November 26, 2014

The AP1695 LED lamp driver from Diodes Incorporated optimizes the design of sub-12W triac dimmer-compatible LED lamps with a dimming range of 1 to 100% and up to 30% reduction in bill of materials (BOM). read more […]

25 MHz Digital Oscilloscope-In-A-Probe
November 25, 2014

Saelig Company Inc. announces the new Owon RDS1021 Wave Rambler - a new, USB pen scope that packs the features of a high performance bench top oscilloscope in a small, lightweight and ergonomic probe that fits perfectly in the hand. read more […]

High Power TVS Diodes For Exposed AC/DC Power Supply Applications
November 25, 2014

Bourns, Inc., announced two new high Power TVS diodes that offer enhanced protection in surface mount SMD packaging. read more […]

Step-Down Regulator Delivers 70 W In 4.5 cm² Package
November 25, 2014

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4634, a triple output step-down µModule® (micromodule) regulator in a 15 mm x 15 mm x 5.01 mm BGA package with integrated heat sink. read more […]

User Feedback Is The Best Way To Tell If A Product Is Reliable And Safe
November 25, 2014

You can run hundreds of tests and inspections when developing a product, but the best way to determine its ultimate safety and reliability is through user inputs, which may initiate product recalls and repairs. You can run hundreds of tests and inspections when developing a product, but the best way to determine its ultimate safety and reliability is through […]

More Discrete Power: Infineon Launches New TO-247PLUS Package Enabling Current Rates of up to 120A
November 25, 2014

  Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) expands its discrete IGBT portfolio for high power applications introducing the TO-247PLUS package. The new package enables up to 120A IGBT co-packed with a full rated diode in the same footprint and pin-out as JEDEC standard TO-247-3. The TO-247PLUS can be used in industrial applications such […]

Researchers Use a Small Voltage to Switch a Material’s Magnetic Properties
November 24, 2014

MIT researchers say a new development could ultimately be used to control a material’s properties other than magnetism, including reflectivity or thermal conductivity. The Power Plant read more […]

Nanocrystalline Common Mode Chokes for Line Filters
November 23, 2014

Common mode chokes are used as in line filters to reduce broadband mains-borne radio interference. read more […]

Multi-Output Boost Converter LED Driver ICs with Fault Tolerant Protection
November 23, 2014

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces two new devices to complement their existing portfolio of LED Driver ICs for LCD backlighting applications. read more […]

Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers 96% Efficiency
November 23, 2014

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8610AC, a 3.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. read more […]

SMT Current Sense Transformers for Automotive Electronics
November 23, 2014

TDK Corporation presents two new EPCOS SMT current sense transformers for automotive electronics. read more […]

10-W Wireless Power Solution Allows Faster Charging
November 23, 2014

Designers of industrial, medical and personal electronics want devices to charge faster and more efficiently, while getting rid of all connectors. read more […]

Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in Five Years
November 23, 2014

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS Technology. Content Classification:  Curated read more […]

Power Electronics Market to Rise 77% to $23 Billion for Discrete Components in 2024
November 23, 2014

Power electronics, used to convert and manage electricity in devices ranging from mobile phones to pumps and motors, will grow to a market worth $23 billion for discrete components in 2024, up from $13 billion today, according to Lux Research. Content Classification:  Curated read more […]

Ultra-small Voltage Detectors Are ±0.8% Accurate
November 21, 2014

Torex Semiconductor Ltd. released the XC6129 series of voltage detectors with high accuracy, low supply current, and a delay function. read more […]

3D Printing Helps Manufacture Electric Street Scooter
November 21, 2014

Two key modern-day electronics technologies – 3D printing and electric motors – are teaming up in new electric scooter developed by Aachen University. Two key modern-day electronics technologies – 3D printing and electric motors – are teaming up in new electric scooter developed by Aachen University. read more […]

Crimp Style, Wire-to-Board, Sub-Miniature Connector
November 20, 2014

The new LEN Series wire-to-board, crimp style, disconnectable connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois, offer subminiature size, design flexibility, and reliable contact construction for high density LED light applications. read more […]

External Drive Option Provides Real Time Control For Hardware-In-the-Loop Tasks
November 20, 2014

AMETEK Programmable Power has released the External Drive (-EXTD) option for its California Instruments RS Series of high-power regenerative programmable AC sources. read more […]

Copper Piezo Actuators Suit Automotive Apps
November 20, 2014

TDK Corporation presents the third generation of EPCOS piezo actuators with copper internal electrodes, which offer both improved performance and higher cost-effectiveness. read more […]

Automotive-Grade ChipGuard® Varistor Series
November 20, 2014

Bourns, Inc. has introduced its ChipGuard® Automotive MLA Series Varistor ESD Clamp Protectors Model specifically developed to protect sensitive automotive electronics from the threat of ESD up to IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4. read more […]

EMC filters: LeaXield™ minimizes earth leakage currents
November 20, 2014

  TDK Corporation presents the EPCOS LeaXield™ active filter module – a completely new solution for the minimization of earth leakage currents in power drive systems with frequency converters. Leakage current can cause RCDs (residual current device) to trip. In some applications this means that RCDs with low thresholds such as 30 mA cannot be […]

3 A Synchronous Buck Regulator Delivers Design Simplicity, Space Savings
November 19, 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. expanded its microBUCK® family of integrated synchronous buck regulators with a new 3 A device offering a fixed 650 kHz switching frequency and a wide input voltage range of 4.5 V to 15 V. read more […]

Octal Logic Selection Simplifies Data Bus Engineering
November 19, 2014

Diodes Incorporated has expanded its low-voltage CMOS logic family with the addition of octal devices, provided in the space-saving QFN and TSSOP 20-pin packages. read more […]

6000-W Electronic Load Offers 1000-V High Voltage Capability
November 19, 2014

Introducing the new high voltage EL9718E-M1 1000volt 6KW electronic load available now from Intepro Systems. read more […]

24-V Triple Output Synchronous Step-Down Controller
November 19, 2014

Linear Technology Corporation announces the H- and MP-grade versions of the LTC3853, a triple output synchronous step-down switching regulator controller. read more […]

Ultra-Low Jitter Programmable Clock
November 18, 2014

Exar Corporation announced an addition to its family of universal clock products. read more […]

High-Voltage, Ultrafast Schottky Rectifier Modules
November 18, 2014

America Semiconductor, LLC released a new high-voltage, Schottky rectifier. read more […]

Stud-Mount Version of Edgewound Power Resistor
November 18, 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new stud-mount version of its edgewound power resistor. read more […]

Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers
November 18, 2014

Microchip Technology Inc. announced its latest Digitally Enhanced Power Analog (DEPA) controllers-the MCP19118 and MCP19119 (MCP19118/9). read more […]

Aluminium for Robust Electronics in Offshore Wind Farms
November 17, 2014

  Researchers upgrade the metal to withstand extreme environments A German consortium led by the Berlin Fraunhofer IZM is aiming to enhance aluminium for use in future applications with very high demands on durability. The HotAL* project, funded by the BMBF, is working on an innovative aluminium alloy that, owing to adapted ways of processing, […]

Infineon Launches ARM®-based Embedded Power Family for Smart Motor Control in Automotive Applications
November 11, 2014

  November 11, 2014 – Today at the electronica trade fair, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) announced an ARM®-based Embedded Power family of bridge drivers offering an unmatched level of integration to address the growing trend towards intelligent motor control for a wide range of automotive applications. As an industry first Infineon […]

IEEE PELS Wrokshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WOW)
November 6, 2014

IEEE PELS Wrokshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WOW)June 5-6, 2014, Daejeon, Korea Wireless power transfer is increasingly and more widely used in recent years. As wireless communications have changed and dominated our lives and business dramatically, wireless power can be expected to meet the desire of people to get free from wires and fear of […]

IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics- ECCE Asia (ICPE)
November 6, 2014

IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics- ECCE Asia (ICPE)June 1-5, 2015, Seoul, Korea On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is a great pleasure for me to invite you to the 9th International Conference on Power Electronics – ECCE Asia (ICPE 2015-ECCE Asia) to be held from June 1 to 5, 2015 in Seoul, Korea.ICPE 2015-ECCE Asia is one of the most […]

27th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)
November 6, 2014

27th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)May 10-14, 2015, Hong Kong  The 27th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD), sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society and the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan   […]

2015 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
November 6, 2014

2015 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition15-19 March, 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina   As The Premier Event in Applied Power Electronics™, APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference, APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics: […]

2015 Clemson University Power Systems Conference (PSC)
November 6, 2014

2015 Clemson University Power Systems Conference (PSC) March 10-13, 2015, Clemson University The theme of the fourteenth annual power systems conference is "Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Power and Energy Systems". Advanced Metering, Communication, Computing, Control, Distributed Resources and Protection among other topics will be emphasiz […]

IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles (ESARS)
November 6, 2014

IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles March 3-5, 2015, Aachen, Germany   Conference WebsiteConference Registration […]

IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)
November 6, 2014

IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)February 20-21, 2015, University of Illinois Join us at the annual IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), a perfect place to investigate future power and energy technologies presented by leading industry and academic experts in the power and energy field. The conference will promote academic an […]

IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference 2014 (IEVC)
November 6, 2014

IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference 2014December 17-19, 2014, Florence, Italy The IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference serves the global engineering community as a leadership platform to identify market, technology and standardization opportunities for electrified vehicles and related infrastructure. Key executives of the private and pub […]

TO-247 4 Kelvin-Sense Package for Discrete IGBTs
November 5, 2014

  Infineon Defines New Levels of Low Switching Losses and High Power Density Infineon Technologies AG expands its IGBT offering by introducing a new variant of the popular TO-247 package. The new TO-247 4 Kelvin-Sense package addresses the need for increased power density and space saving in applications striving for high efficiency. When used together […]

VISEDO chosen as finalist for an international Cleantech award
November 4, 2014

  The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) announced the Global Top 30 for the 2014 Later Stage Awards. The finalists will now be judged by the panel of cleantech venture capitalists, investors and serial entrepreneurs who collectively manage $3.5 billion in clean technology investment. List of finalists HERE More information here: VISEDO nominated fo […]

SEMITOP Press-Fit – the easy alternative solution to solder mounting
October 31, 2014

  SEMITOP® Press-Fit expands the SEMITOP® product family as an alternative concept to solder mounting. Press-Fit mounting ensures easy and fast mounting of the module and PCB in one step, reducing the assembly time and cost by eliminating the solder process. The 100% pin-out compatibility to the soldered version provides a user-friendly press-fit interface. […]

Reliability and Robustness of Electronic Systems in Electrical Cars Improved and Future Control Unit Four Times More Durable
October 30, 2014

  Joint press release of the partners in the German Research Project “RESCAR 2.0” Audi, Bosch, Elmos Semiconductor, FZI, Infineon Munich, Germany – October 29, 2014 – Cars take on continuously more tasks: They communicate with each other, defuse critical traffic situations and will steer automatically in the future. All of this at reduced fuel […]

SEMIKRON launches MiniSKiiP Dual Module for industrial motor drives, solar inverters and power supplies up to 90 kW
October 29, 2014

  User-friendly spring technology for the power and control terminals as well as the simple, cost-effective and solder-free single-screw assembly of the circuit board, cooling unit and module – these are the key benefits of the MiniSKiiP product family made by power electronics manufacturer SEMIKRON. The MiniSKiiP is primarily used in industrial motor drives […]

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