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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  ~


Output Increase for Infrared Light Emitting Diodes
June 30, 2015

With the new SFH 4715AS and SFH 4716AS, Osram Opto Semiconductors has increased the output of its IR Oslon Black family for the second time in six months. read more […]

SMT Tact Switch Offers High Life Cycle and Low Profile
June 30, 2015

E-Switch announces the TL3215 series tact switch. read more […]

Snap-in Power Aluminum Capacitors Offers Compact Case Sizes Down to 20 mm by 25 mm
June 30, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of miniaturized snap-in power aluminum capacitors with high capacitance from 820 µF to 47,000 µF in compact cases down to 20 mm by 25 mm. read more […]

2015 IEEE Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC)
June 30, 2015

Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC) October 26-28, 2015, London, ON, Canada The 2015 IEEE Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC2015): – SMARTER RESILIENT POWER SYSTEMS – will be held in London, Ontario, Canada from October 26th to 28th, 2015 at the London Convention Center. EPEC2015 is an opportunity for electric power and energy systems e […]

2015 IEEE 27th International Telecommunication Energy Conference (INTELEC)
June 30, 2015

2015 IEEE 27th International Telecommunication Energy Conference (INTELEC)18-22 October, 2015, Osaka, Japan   INTELEC®, International Telecommunications Energy Conference, is the annual world-class technical forum presenting the latest in communications power systems, energy storage and energy conversion. This year's exciting conference program will inc […]

3rd Symposium on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE)
June 30, 2015

3rd Symposium on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE) October 5 and 6, 2015, Valparaiso, Chile Predictive control has become a powerful and attractive alternative to linear control and modulation for the control of power electronics converters and drives. The advances in modern microprocessors and its processing capability […]

17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE)
June 29, 2015

17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE) September 8-10, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland It is our pleasure to announce that the 17th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE’15-ECCE Europe, will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from the 8th to 10th September 2015. The conference follows previous successful conferences he […]

Power Electronics Industry Loses One of Its Own: David Freeman
June 29, 2015

The power electronics industry has lost one of its old-time semiconductor experts, David Freeman. He was a Texas Instruments Fellow and CTO for TI’s high-voltage power business. The Power Plant read more […]

60A "Power Block" Provides Power Density to 481 W/ inch³
June 29, 2015

Murata has announced the latest addition to the OKLP range of "Power Block" products from Murata Power Solutions. read more […]

58 and 76 Volt Power TVS Devices Meet Stringent Surge Requirements
June 29, 2015

Bourns, Inc. announced the availability of two new high voltage Power Transient Voltage Suppressor (PTVS) devices, further expanding the line offered with SMD packaging to a total of 20 products. read more […]

High-Temperature, Flexible Splice Kits Help Deliver Environmental and EMI Protection
June 29, 2015

TE Connectivity (TE) announces its new D-200 high-temperature, flexible splice kit specifically designed for use in demanding high-temperature aerospace and defense applications. read more […]

Power Conversion ICs
June 29, 2015

Dialog Semiconductor plc announced two power control integrated circuits. read more […]

CAPZero-2 IC Safely Discharges X Capacitors up to 6 µF
June 29, 2015

Power Integrations announced CAPZero™-2 ICs, the next generation of its CAPZero line of innovative, two-terminal, X capacitor discharge ICs. read more […]

Latest Power Technology Roadmap Includes a 542-page Report Plus USB Drive with Recorded Webinars
June 29, 2015

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announces that the 2015 edition of its The Power Technology Roadmap is now available. read more […]

Innovations Will Sustain Silicon's $20 Billion Share of the Power Electronics Market
June 29, 2015

While materials like SiC and GaN are making gains, silicon will maintain an 87% market share in 2024 through advances in circuits, controls, and packaging. read more […]

New Highly Integrated Intelligent Power Modules for High-performance Switching
June 26, 2015

  Proprietary isolation, compactness, flexibility and advanced energy-saving are ideal for embedded motor driving and inverters ROHM Semiconductor (Hall 9, Booth 316) presents its new IPM (Intelligent Power Module) family optimized for high speed and power-efficient operation in motor driving and inverter applications. The 600V modules integrate a range of c […]

Third-Generation Digital Signal Controllers Boost Digital Power Conversion Performance
June 25, 2015

Digital signal controllers for digital power applications include interconnected high-speed PWM, ADC, PGA, and comparators. These 16-bit DSCs enable the design of various digitally controlled power conversion circuits that provide performance advantages over their analog-based cousins. read more […]

Infineon’s Rugged Reliable IR7xxxS Series of 700 V HVICs Increases System Reliability and Shrinks Board Space
June 24, 2015

  Infineon Technologies AG announced the introduction of a family of rugged, reliable 700 V High-Voltage ICs (HVICs) optimized for solar, power supply, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), welding and industrial drive applications. The 700 V offering enables designers of high-voltage power stages to simplify their design while making them more robust. “The […]

Top Service at SEMIKRON - The New Features of the SEMIKRON Online Shop
June 23, 2015

  The power semiconductor manufacturer SEMIKRON enables customers to order online via a web shop and take advantage of additional online services. A wide range of features make it possible for customers to gather information about products and all purchase-relevant data and to simplify the ordering process. All information at a glance Purchase-relevant infor […]

Wide Pitch eGaN FETs® Enable High Current in Small Footprint
June 23, 2015

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the introduction of an eGaN FET designed with a wider pitch connection layout. read more […]

60V LED Driver with Internal 4A Switch & PWM Generator
June 23, 2015

The LT3952 is a current mode step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 60V, 4A DMOS power switch. read more […]

Extended Trim Range Power Modules
June 23, 2015

Excelsys Technologies has added a new family of extended trim range powerMods to its existing UltiMod and Xgen platforms. read more […]

Super Sabre Power Connector System
June 23, 2015

Molex Incorporated introduces the Super Sabre Power Connector System for all high-current applications where flexible wire-to-wire and wire-to-board configurations are required. read more […]

Rugged, Digitally Controlled Test Rectifier for Cathodic Protection
June 23, 2015

Astrodyne TDI introduced a rugged and portable test rectifier. read more […]

Reported Successes and Failures Aid Hot Pursuit of Superconductivity
June 23, 2015

A collaboration of researchers in Japan report on four years of extensive research into superconductivity, including the materials that were found not to have superconducting properties, as well as those that were, and their potential for wires and devices. read more […]

PV Module Gross Profits Will Top $5 Billion in 2015
June 23, 2015

IHS Inc. has identified at least 89 countries with solar PV end-markets that will show growth in solar installations in 2015, which is forecast to drive a 30 percent increase in demand. read more […]

Optimized High-Current 3.6kV Phase-Control Thyristors
June 22, 2015

IXYS Corp.’s UK subsidiary UK Westcode Ltd., introduced a new 3.6kV pressure contact phase-control thyristor with increased power density. read more […]

Tiny Schottky Rectifiers in DSN0603
June 22, 2015

NXP released 11 new Schottky rectifiers in the ultra-small and thin 0.6 × 0.3 × 0.3 mm package DSN0603 (0201 inch). read more […]

High-Voltage Synchronous Buck Regulator Family
June 22, 2015

Micrel Inc. introduced the MIC28511/12/13, a family of pin-compatible high-voltage (HV) synchronous step-down switching regulators with integrated power switches capable of providing up to 4A (MIC28513) output current and a wide input supply range from 4.6V to 70V (MIC28512). read more […]

Wide VIN and High-Power Challenges with Buck-Boost Converters
June 22, 2015

Haifeng Fan, Systems Engineer, Texas Instruments Power Management This state-of-the-art synchronous buck-boost converter operates in either buck mode or boost mode, which enables high efficiency over wide input voltage range. The parallel of MOSFETs along with Schottky diode further reduce the power loss and improves the efficiency and thermal performance. r […]

Battery-Powered Bus Employs Fast Charging for Regular Operation
June 19, 2015

Dr. Thoralf Knote, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI* Dresden, Germany Charging a prototype electric bus requires a power-transfer method to recharge its battery as it moves through a normal route within a city. This technology minimizes battery weight and size, which enables efficient transportation. read more […]

Film Capacitors for Demanding Applications
June 19, 2015

TDK Corp. presents a new series of EPCOS metallized polypropylene (MFP) film capacitors with high pulse strength and current capability. read more […]

The World’s First Trench-Type SiC MOSFET
June 19, 2015

  Significantly reduced ON resistance minimizes size and power consumption in high-power devices including industrial equipment ROHM has recently announced the development and mass production of an SiC MOSFET that adopts the world’s first trench structure. Compared to existing planar-type SiC MOSFETs, ON resistance is reduced by 50% in the same chip size, ma […]

Charger Reference Design for Smart Mobile Devices
June 19, 2015

Power Integrations announced RDK-420, a new reference design kit for a 10 W CV/CC USB charger based on the company's revolutionary InnoSwitch-CH family of highly integrated switcher ICs. read more […]

Step-Down Controller Features Adjustable 5V to 10V Gate Drive
June 19, 2015

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3892, a high-voltage dual-output synchronous step-down dc/dc controller that draws only 29µA when one output is active and 34µA when both outputs are enabled. read more […]

Expanded ZVS Regulator Portfolio with New Buck-Boost Regulators
June 19, 2015

Vicor Corp. announced the expansion of its Picor Cool-Power ZVS Point of Load (POL) Regulator portfolio with the introduction of its new, high-efficiency PI3749, PI3751, and PI3755 buck-boost regulators. read more […]

Integrated Light Pipe in AC Outlets Offer Intelligent Power Capabilities in PDUs
June 19, 2015

Schurter announced the capability of integrating a fiberglass light pipe as an optional feature to its popular appliance outlets. read more […]

Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers
June 18, 2015

America Semiconductor announced the ASCT625A series of (SCRs). read more […]

ROHM Introduces New Isolated Gate Drivers for High-speed Switching
June 17, 2015

  High reliability and high efficiency devices in a super compact package for inverter and converter applications ROHM Semiconductor (Hall 9, Booth 316) introduces new gate drivers featuring a super compact package with built-in isolation by combining the company’s original Bi-CDMOS technology with innovative proprietary ‘On-chip transformer’ technology. The […]

Infineon Heads Three Electromobility Research Projects to Facilitate More Electric Vehicles on Europe's Roads
June 10, 2015

  The European Commission is launching three new research projects aimed at making electromobility cheaper, more efficient and more reliable in order to facilitate more environmentally-friendly vehicles on Europe's roads. Europe will be the site for the continued development and production of electric vehicles under these projects, which will run until […]

Weidmüller JB 25 – 50 and EBB 25 – 50/16 potential equalisation blocks
June 9, 2015

  Easy-to-install terminal blocks for production lines Weidmüller launches new JB 25–50 and EBB 25–50/16 potential equalisation blocks for decentralised potential equalisation. These allow a ring line of 25 mm2 to 50 mm² to be installed, which merges all the potentials present in production. Branch lines of 16 mm² can be produced from the ring […]

OptiMOS™ 300 V Offers High Efficiency and New Design Possibilities in Hard Switching Applications
June 8, 2015

  Infineon Technologies extends its medium voltage MOSFET portfolio with OptiMOS TM300 V, setting a new standard in the Power MOSFET market. In doing so, the company confirms its position as market leader enabling energy efficient solutions in applications such as telecom systems, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), motor control, industrial power supplies […]

SEMIKUBE SlimLine – the first 300mm inverter stack family for solar applications
June 5, 2015

  Maximum SOA, in a slim 300mm depth, for easy cabinet integration, offering highly accurate system information for optimised service management The SEMIKUBE SlimLine 3-phase solar inverter completes the SEMIKUBE family with a new solar dedicated product range. Easy cabinet assembly, full system monitoring for optimised service management, outstanding enviro […]

June 3, 2015

  Flexible architecture and high performing chip technologies in compact space SEMITOP® is available now with two optional PCB interface connections: solder terminals or Press-Fit Technology. Press-Fit Technology is the alternative solution to solder mounting and an easy exchange from soldered to solder-free assembly is possible thanks to the 100% pin-out co […]

10th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronice and Drives (SDEMPED)
April 30, 2015

10th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronice and Drives (SDEMPED) September 1-4, 2015, Guarda, Portugal This symposium aims to provide a high-level international forum for researchers, professionals, and in general for specialists in diagnostics and monitoring of electrical machines, power electronics, adjustable […]

IEEE International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC)
April 30, 2015

IEEE International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) June 22- July 13, 2015, Dearborn, Michigan The International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy. The competition is open to college and university student teams from recognized engineering programs in any […]

Sixteenth IEEE Woekshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL)
April 30, 2015

Sixteenth IEEE Woekshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics  July 12-15, 2015, Vancouver, Canada The IEEE Power Electronics Society announces the Sixteenth IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, COMPEL 2015 taking place July 12 – 15, 2015. This Workshop brings together industrial, government, and academic researchers for inter […]

2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2015)
December 11, 2014

2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2015)20-24 September, 2015, Montreal, Canada  The IEEE Industry Applications and Power Electronics Societies are pleased to announce The 7th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2015), which will be held in Montreal, Canada, on September 20 - 24, 2015.  ECCE 2015 is the pivotal […]

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