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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  ~


Power Electronics Products of the Week (6/26-7/2) Part 1
June 29, 2016

Whether you are looking for mixed-signal control processors or driver controllers, Power Electronics has you covered. read more […]

Thick Film Resistors Increase Reliability With Flameproof Silicone Coating
June 29, 2016

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of axial-leaded thick film planar through-hole resistors featuring a flameproof silicone coating for increased reliability. read more […]

500mA Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converters with an Internal 18VOperation Driver Transistor
June 29, 2016

Torex Semiconductor has launched the XC9263/XC9264 series of synchronous step-down DC/DC converters with an internal 18V-operation driver transistor and an output current of 500mA. read more […]

TO-220 FullPAK Wide Creepage Package
June 29, 2016

Infineon Technologies has introduced the TO-220 FullPAK Wide Creepage package. read more […]

50 Watt Desktop Switcher for both ITE & Medical Applications
June 29, 2016

Advanced Power Solutions has announced the release of the APS56EMG series of 50 Watt External Desktop Switchers compliant with Level VI efficiency standards. read more […]

200°C Wet Tantalum Capacitors with New High CV Components
June 28, 2016

AVX has extended its TWA-Y Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors with the addition of new, high CV 470µF/100V and 1,000µF/75V components. read more […]

Automotive Lighting Industry Growing
June 28, 2016

The lighting market for automotive applications should reach $27.7 billion in 2021, says Yole Développement. read more […]

Automotive Semiconductor Market Grows Slightly in 2015 While Ranks Shift, IHS Says
June 28, 2016

Despite slowing growth for the automotive industry and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2 percent year over year, reaching $29 billion in 2015, according to IHS. read more […]

ABB to help enhance power quality in Mexico
June 28, 2016

  Static Var Compensator (SVC), solution to enhance grid stability and reliability improving power quality and boosting supply ABB has commissioned a turnkey Static Var Compensator (SVC) solution for a substation in Ciudad Del Carmen, in the southern Mexican state of Campeche, for Comisión Féderal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s state-owned electric utility […]

PowerWalk Harvests Power for U.S. Army, Marines
June 27, 2016

Bionic Power has received a contract valued at $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to supply its PowerWalk Kinetic Energy Harvester for field trials. read more […]

Maintaining Precision at Varying Temperatures
June 27, 2016

Sponsored by: LEM High precision transducers are increasingly in demand due to high-performance industrial applications such as precision motor controllers, metering, measurement accessories and test equipment. Determined to build a transducer that maintains high performance standards over a wider temperature range, LEM developed the IT xx5. read more […]

PCIM Asia to open on 28 June 2016 with strong support from prominent industry brands
June 23, 2016

  Scheduled concurrent programme offers the latest market intelligence and business opportunities PCIM Asia, an international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management will open its doors from 28 – 30 June at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Jointly organised by Guangz […]

Hysteretic-Mode Converters Demystified, Part 2: Voltage and Current Mode Control
June 23, 2016

Masashi Nogawa, Senior Systems Engineer, Texas Instruments Part 2 of this series sorts the pros and cons of step-down (buck) regulators by conducting apple-to-apple comparisons, being as unbiased as possible. read more […]

High-Performance, Reverse-Blocking, pFET Integrated Power Controllers
June 22, 2016

Silego Technology Silego Technology, a developer of configurable mixed signal products, has announced an expansion of its state-of-the-art pFET integrated power controllers. read more […]

Next-Generation Medical-Grade Tantalum Capacitors
June 22, 2016

AVX Corp. AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of next-generation, medical-grade solid tantalum capacitors. read more […]

Fairchild Launches New Discrete and Bare Die IGBTs for Hybrid and All-Electric Vehicles
June 22, 2016

Fairchild Semiconductor Fairchild is expanding its growing portfolio of automotive-grade semiconductor solutions for hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles with its new discrete and bare die IGBTs and diodes. read more […]

Photovoltaic Tracker Market Jumped Over Last Year
June 22, 2016

The photovoltaic tracker market in North America increased by 135 percent year over year to reach 5.5 gigawatt shipments in 2015. read more […]

IGBT Enhances Energy Efficiency
June 22, 2016

Infineon Technologies Infineon Technologies launched a new 600 V TRENCHSTOP Performance IGBT delivering the next level of efficiency. read more […]

65 V Micro-Power Buck Converters
June 22, 2016

Texas Instruments. Texas Instruments introduced two synchronous DC/DC buck converters for powering factory automation and automotive sensor applications. read more […]

Multi-Phase Power Analyzer for High-Efficiency Test Applications
June 22, 2016

Tektronix Tektronix introduced the PA3000, a 1- to 4-channel AC/DC power analyzer optimized for testing high efficiency AC-DC and DC-AC power supply designs. read more […]

Power factor correction: Control unit for parallel operation
June 21, 2016

  TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS VIP-3-TP control unit, which facilitates the intelligent coupling of three reactive power compensation systems. The parallel operation of multiple systems on different feed-in transformers necessitates this coupling, as the corresponding sections of the grid may also be coupled temporarily. The reciprocal influence of […]

ROHM’s New Sensor Shield
June 20, 2016

  Multiple onboard sensors make it easy to build a sensor environment for prototyping and initial set development ROHM has recently announced the availability of the SENSORSHLD1-EVK-101,  a second-generation sensor shield integrating 10 onboard sensors along with standard Arduino interface pins that ensure compatibility with existing open-source prototyping […]

Control Challenges for low-power AC/DC converters
June 20, 2016

Learn some fundamentals of the flyback power supply and examine advantages, tradeoffs and challenges typically associated with a PSR flyback design. read more […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (6/12-6/18) Part 2
June 17, 2016

Whether you are looking for mixed-signal control processors or driver controllers, Power Electronics has you covered. read more […]

Step-Down µModule Regulator for Driving LEDs, Supercaps, Lasers & Peltiers
June 14, 2016

Linear Technology introduces the LTM8064, a step-down DC/DC µModule regulator with a 6V to 58V (60Vmax) input voltage range and adjustable load current control. read more […]

Medical Power Supply Complies with EMC Coexistence
June 14, 2016

Powerbox announces the launch of a new series of power supplies for medical applications. read more […]

Dry, High Voltage, Medium-Power Film Capacitors for DC Filtering
June 14, 2016

AVX has released a new, high-voltage series of dry, medium-power film capacitors especially designed for DC filtering applications. read more […]

Diode Phase-Leg Module with Record Current Rating
June 14, 2016

IXYS has announced the expansion of its standard rectifier module portfolio for diode phase-legs in the Y4 package (34mm) outline. read more […]

Energy-Recovering Rack-Mount DC Load System Features Plug-in Programmable Modules
June 14, 2016

Intepro Systems announces the ELR 5000 modular, programmable DC load-the latest addition to the Intepro family of power system automatic test equipment (ATE). read more […]

Lithium-Ion Batteries Will Dominate the Battery Business
June 14, 2016

A new report from IDTechEx Research finds that at around $140 billion in 2026, the lithium-ion battery business will dominate the battery business. read more […]

Research Projects 1.0 % Semiconductor Market Growth for 2016, 7.5% for 2017
June 14, 2016

According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, the 1st quarter 2016 semiconductor market declined 5.5% from 4Q 2015, the weakest first quarter since the recession in 2009. read more […]

How to Model Nonlinear Magnetics in Power Electronics
June 14, 2016

Sponsored by Keysight Technologies This video shows how to model nonlinear magnetic components as part of a complete switching convertor circuit simulation. Watch the video and download the workspace to get a jumpstart on your own design. read more […]

How to Design DC-to-DC Converters
June 14, 2016

Sponsored by Keysight Technologies This new video introduces basic DC-to-DC converter operation, explains why voltage spikes occur in these circuits, and shows the importance of modeling PCB layout effects. It offers an excellent starting point for resolving layout parasitic problems in your power electronics design. read more […]

How to Design Power Electronics: HF Power Semiconductor Modeling
June 14, 2016

Sponsored by Keysight Technologies Design engineers face many challenges in power module design for power electronics. This on-demand webcast lays out a new workflow for a GaN transistor project that includes modeling and characterization of components and devices, electro-thermal co-simulation, and integration into power electronic circuits. read more […]

ABB connects power to the Indian grid from one of the world’s largest solar plants
June 14, 2016

  Five substations to link a new 648-megawatt solar project, which will account for about 10 percent of India’s solar power, to the national grid ABB has successfully commissioned five substations to integrate a 648-megawatt (MW) solar project at Kamuthi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to the national transmission grid. The project […]

LEM introduces open - loop Hall effect current transducers with digital outputs
June 10, 2016

  LEM announces digital output versions of HO and HLSR open-loop Hall effect current transducers with analog to digital (A/D) conversion performed by an on-board sigma-delta modulator, giving a 1-bit serial bitstream output. These new components for nominal current measurements of 10, 32, 50, 80, 100, 120, 150, 200, 250 ARMS in 3 different mechanical […]

Smallest 3D camera worldwide brings Augmented Reality to a smartphone
June 9, 2016

  Lenovo is the first manufacturer worldwide to bring Tango technology to a consumer product. Google's technology that allows devices to understand spatial information is an exclusive feature in the PHAB2 Pro smartphone launched today. Based on the Time-of-Flight principle, the REAL3™ image sensor chip from Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IF […]

Weidmüller energy monitoring in production facilities: New, holistic range of solutions
June 7, 2016

  Effectively maximise energy efficiency and plant availability. – Total Energy Monitoring increases transparency and process stability – Measure energy consumption of production systems in detail. These days, global megatrends are having an increasing impact on commercial activities. Whether it is climate change or dwindling resources, they are having an ef […]

ABB to strengthen Indonesia’s power infrastructure and boost electricity supply
June 6, 2016

  Substation extensions for PLN to provide reliable power for Java, the world’s most populated island and support plans for an additional 35,000 megawatts of electricity by 2019 ABB will support the Indonesian state-owned utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to strengthen reliability and enhance the efficiency of its Java-Bali transmission and distributio […]

Many Roads Lead to ROHM
June 2, 2016

  The debut of ROHM Semiconductor at the Hanover Trade Fair 2016: a look behind the scenes at the Japanese semiconductor manufacturer that offers forecasts on the industrial market, while at the same time identifying the goal that ROHM is pursuing with Industry 4.0 technologies – a double network for machines and organizations. At the […]

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 […]

WEBINAR: Tackling the Little Box Challenge - New circuit architectures to achieve a 216 W/in^3 power density 2 kW inverter
May 10, 2016

Webninar- Tackling the Little Box Challenge - New circuit architectures to achieve a 216 W/in^3 power density 2 kW inverter Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:00 PM EDTRegistration link - This talk will describe new circuit architectures and control methods that our research group developed for th […]

Women in Engineering Breakfast at APEC 2016
March 18, 2016

Please join us! Women in Engineering Breakfast at APEC 2016  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 8:00-9:00 a.m. Held at the Hyatt, in Regency C 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 thro […]

YP Reception at APEC 2016
March 18, 2016

You have been invited! Young Professionals and Students Reception at APEC 2016   Want to mingle, learn and have fun with best minds of IEEE? PELS and IAS give you this opportunity to learn from the life journey of the biggest leaders at APEC at this year's Young Professionals and Students Reception.   When:   Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Where:  Café […]

2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2016)
March 2, 2016

The 8th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE 2016) will be held on September 18-22 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, the heartland of the North America’s electric drive and electrical equipment industry.   ECCE is the world’s leading technical conference and exposition for energy conversion solutions: solutions that are innovative and pr […]

New TEC Workshop - Exploring Cybersecurity Challenges in Electrified Transportation: A Focused Workshop
February 18, 2016

A New TEC Workshop - Exploring Cybersecurity Challenges in Electrified Transportation: A Focused Workshop Wed., Feb. 24 & Thurs. Feb. 25, 2016Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building (HUIRB) 2201 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20059 Workshops Flyer Transportation electrification imposes special considerations and concerns for cybersecuri […]

Register Now! YP Webinar- Towards Reliable Power Electronics
February 4, 2016

PELS Young Professionals Webinar- Towards Reliable Power Electronics By: Dr. Huai Wang Held on February 25, 2016 9:30 AM EST The first webinar of 2016 will be presented by Professor Huai Wang from Aalborg University, Denmark. Professor  Wang's webinar is titled, Towards Reliable Power Electronics. The webinar is free and open to all. Below is some addit […]

Workshop: Power Magnetics @ High Frequency- Solving the Black Magic! (held at APEC 2016)
January 5, 2016

PSMA Magnetics Committee Magnetics Workshop Power Magnetics @ High Frequency- Solving the Black Magic! Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 APEC 2016 Long Beach California   IEEE PELS and the PSMA magnetics committee will hold an inaugural “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Solving the Black Magic!” workshop for the day before APEC 2016, Saturday, March 19, 2016 […]

PEDG 2016 - Vancouver, Canada
December 1, 2015

Invitation to IEEE PEDG 2016 - Vancouver, Canada (June 27-30)   Bringing together the world’s experts in renewable power and distributed generation, the 7th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems will take place from the 27th – 30th of June 2016, in Vancouver, Canada.   Please visit for more informati […]

IPEMC 2016 - ECCE Asia
November 30, 2015

The 2016 8th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia (IPEMC 2016-ECCE Asia) will be held during May 22 - May 25, 2016 in Hefei, Eastern China. The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to submit digests, organized session proposals, and tutorial proposals on broad topics relevant to power electronics, electric drives, s […]

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