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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  ~


Is a Permanent Magnet Motor Feasible?
November 18, 2017

We recently published an article on the Power Electronics with the headline, “Unique Motor Uses Only Permanent Magnets – No Electric Power Required.” We received a firestorm of criticism that this sounded like a perpetual motion machine and that it d […]

Automotive Innovations by Land, Sea, and Air
November 16, 2017

More than 3,000 attendees gathered at IDTechEx, coming from more than 50 countries to learn and share information on the automotive future. […]

Lamborghini Rolls Out Electric Motorsports Concept Car
November 15, 2017

Future motorsports cars can indeed be electric, as demonstrated by this collaboration between the automaker and MIT. […]

ANSI/VITA 48.8 Urges More Convection Cooling for VPX-Based Systems
November 15, 2017

The newly ratified ANSI/VITA 48.8 standard looks to reduce the dependence on conduction cooling for 3U and 6U circuit cards with VPX connectors. […]

New Discovery Could Lead to Commercial Production of Permanent Magnet Motors
November 14, 2017

A revolutionary motor employs only permanent magnets to attract and repel forces in sequence, producing continued motion like a conventional electric motor without reversing polarity or using an external power source. […]

PELS and PSMA: High Frequency Magnetics Workshop @APEC 2018
November 13, 2017

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 APEC 2018 San Antonio Texas   IEEE PELS and the PSMA Magnetics Committee and will conduct the third “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency” workshop on Saturday, March 3 2018, which is the day before and at the same venue as APEC 2018. The purpose and focus of the workshop is to identify the latest im […]

APEC 2018- Registration Open
November 13, 2017

Registration is Now Open for APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas Early registration closes on January 8, 2018. Reserve your spot at APEC 2018 today! REGISTER NOW   Important Registration Deadlines Now Open: Exhibitor registration. Please visit the exhibitor resource page for more information and for the link to obtain your exhibitor badge. November 21, 2017: Tec […]

Will Artificial Intelligence Become Your Co-Pilot on the Road?
November 10, 2017

Artificial intelligence will be used to augment the driver’s ability to control the car under different operating conditions. The amount of AI software and hardware required, though, will far surpass any computer system in today’s vehicles. […]

The Whole World Is Searching for the “Holy Grail” of Batteries
November 9, 2017

The quest for a battery that can provide 300 miles EV driving range from a charge that takes minutes has attracted the interest of scientists throughout the world. […]

Controller Design for DCM-Operated Boost Converter Using System Identification
November 3, 2017

A dynamic model of a DCM boost converter is extracted using system identification techniques. The obtained model is based on the well-known frequency response method. This procedure can be used for other types of converters operating in DCM. […]

Power Electronics' Products of the Week (10/29-11/4)
November 1, 2017

Whether you need power supplies or step-down silent switchers, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices. […]

LED Lighting Is Gradually Penetrating the Automotive Industry
October 26, 2017

In 2017, Yole Développement estimates that the automotive lighting market should be close to $27.7 billion. […]

Boeing to Acquire Aurora Flight Sciences, an Autonomous Flight Technology Pioneer
October 26, 2017

New subsidiary will accelerate Boeing's development of forward-looking autonomous technology for aerospace vehicles. […]

The Industry's Smallest Modular Lightweight Rugged DC to AC Inverters
October 25, 2017

Smallest and lightest inverters in their class. The choice of the largest defense companies to power 50, 60, and 400 Hz airborne equipment. […]

Voltage-Divider IC Drops 48-V Input to 6 V for Point-of-Load Regulators
October 24, 2017

This high-efficiency IC with charge pumps and associated circuits reduces input voltage up to one-eighth while providing a 15-W drive for external point-of-load regulators. […]

Audi Heads to the Future with Electric Power
October 18, 2017

The carmaker is reshaping its future portfolio to include more EVs, both for consumers and motorsport competition. […]

Trucks Go Electric with Power Electronics
October 17, 2017

To cut user operating costs, truck manufacturers are electrifying their vehicles with power-electronics technology in new designs or via retrofit kits to convert conventional gas/diesel trucks. […]

Autonomous EV Concept Car Touts Up to an 800 km Range on a Single Charge
October 13, 2017

Audi showed off its autonomous EV Aicon concept car at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. […]

Temperature Ruggedness of Passive Components Needs Its Own Perspective
October 13, 2017

For both active and passive devices, the negative of effects of thermal shock can be as detrimental as steady-state operation at extended temperatures. […]

ARPA-E Funds Projects Using Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Power Conversion
October 10, 2017

ARPA-E awards $30 million to advance a new class of high-performance power converters employing Wide Bandgap (WBG) semiconductors like GaN and SiC. […]

Low-EMI µModule Regulator Cuts Down on External Components
October 5, 2017

This compact switch-mode power-supply module delivers a 0.97- to 18-V output at 2.5 A continuous and 3.5 A peak. […]

The VW Microbus Is Back, and Now It’s Electric
October 5, 2017

Designed to recall the original Type 2 Microbus without mimicking it, a new version employs VW’s I.D. Buzz concept. The V in the bodywork calls back to the two-tone predecessor on the original Bus, but in the I.D. Buzz carries a light strip that surr […]

Following 2016 Rebound, Power Semiconductor Sales Continue to Grow
October 4, 2017

Global power semiconductor revenues are on course to post yearly increases through 2021. […]

Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles Will Impact Future Battlefield Strategies
October 3, 2017

Although still in development and testing, robotic and autonomous vehicle technologies are poised to eventually create manned and unmanned platforms operating in synergy with each other on the battlefield. […]

Coil Winding Expo (CWIEME) Courts EV Manufacturers
September 29, 2017

By positioning EV and HEV motor suppliers along a specific route through the show, CWIEME Chicago hopes to instigate new and exciting partnerships in this rapidly growing field. […]

Federal, State Governments React to Eventual Arrival of Autonomous Cars
September 28, 2017

Autonomous cars are on the radar of the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as state legislators. […]

Will You Have Lithium or Magnesium with Your Battery?
September 28, 2017

By developing a way to infuse magnesium, as well as a viable cathode structure plus electrolyte, it could lead to a safer alternative to lithium-based battery chemistry. […]

Power Electronics' Products of the Week (9/24-9/30)
September 27, 2017

Whether you need power supplies or automotive LED controllers, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices. […]

PELS/IAS Young Professionals Reception at ECCE-NA 2017
September 20, 2017

Location : Bauer Farm Kitchen, 435 Elm Street Date : 3 October, Tuesday Time : 6:30 p.m onwards   Description : How about an opportunity to mingle, interact, learn from the best minds of IEEE and have some fun.  IEEE Industry Application Society - IAS and Power Electronics Society - PELS, give you this opportunity to learn from the life journey of the bigges […]

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September 16, 2017

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September 16, 2017

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WIE Breakfast at ECCE-NA 2017
September 11, 2017

Join Prof. Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb at the ECCE-NA WIE Breakfast Wednesday, 4 October8:00- 9:00 amRoom: 211 There is no cost to attend this breakfast, walk-ins are welcome, RSVP is encouraged: Sign Up Here Pride, Prejudice and a Lacking of Sense and Sensibility: A Journey of a Woman in Engineering Abstract: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good wom […]

IEEE YP Meet-up @ EPE’17 – ECCE Europe
August 15, 2017

What: IEEE YP Meet-up @ EPE’17 – ECCE EuropeWhen: Tuesday, September 12, 8 PM – 10:00 PMWhere: CZliTT – Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management, Warsaw, Poland An opportunity to mingle, interact, learn from the best minds of IEEE and IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and have some fun!IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and IEEE Poland […]

A Brief History of Brilliant Women
August 9, 2017

Women in engineering have produced some of the greatest achievements in engineering, yet most endured harsh inequalities—some of which continue today in various forms. […]

Registration Open- INTELEC 2017
June 27, 2017

We are pleased to announced that registrations and accommodation bookings for INTELEC 2017 are now open.   The early-bird registration deadline is 31 July 2017.   The Conference Organisers have arranged a range of accommodation options for attendees to INTELEC 2017 at highly competitive rates, these rates will not be available after 8 September. If the dates […]

ECCE-NA 2017: Registration is open!
June 8, 2017

Registration is now available! Click here to register.   Important Information for Authors Student registrations are not valid for authors registering a paper. Authors MUST register by July 1, 2017 in order to have their papers included in the conference proceedings. The maximum number of pages per paper is eight (8). For Authors presenting multiple papers, […]

IEEE PELS Young Professional & Women in Engineering Reception, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
June 1, 2017

Dear IFEEC 2017-ECCE Asia Attendees, You are cordially invited to attend the PELS Young Professional Activity & Women in Engineering event on Saturday, June 3 at 6 PM. This event is for everyone, (not just young professionals and women participants). There will be food and a raffle with great prizes, so please be sure to attend!Event: IEEE PELS Young Pro […]

EPE-ECCE Europe 2017- Registration is open
June 1, 2017

It is our pleasure to announce that the 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE’17 ECCE Europe, will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from 11 to 14 September 2017. Register early and save! Registration is open!    Important Information The deadline to upload the full papers will be postponed ONCE: to Tuesday, June 20th 2017.June 20th […]

Weidmüller OMNIMATE Power PCB connector SVD 7.62HP
March 6, 2017

  The compact, two-row connection solution for drive controllers – Compliance with existing standards despite extremely compact installation space. The current trend towards smaller and smaller drive controllers with increasingly high power is being addressed by Weidmüller in the form of an innovative connection solution - the very compact double-level OMNIM […]

WIE Breakfast at APEC 2017
February 16, 2017

Join Stephanie Watts Butler at the APEC WIE Breakfast Tuesday, March 28th from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in Room 12.  There is no cost to attend this breakfast, walk-ins are welcome, RSVP is encouraged: Sign Up Here   The Power to Be... Flexibility and efficiency are important concepts for power electronics.  They are also relevant for achieving a successful career, wh […]

Smart Grid Storage – Stacks Success Story
January 30, 2017

  With the increase of renewable energy systems the g rid requirements regarding compensation of energy overload and energy lack situations rises. Different technologies for energy storage systems are used in the market like battery storage and flywheel solutions. SEMIKRON already has a wide ready-to-use portfolio of different stacks for these kind of applic […]

Infineon enables compact and cost-effective LED front light applications with LITIX™ LED driver family
January 25, 2017

  LEDs in automotive front lighting enable energy savings, new light designs and applications such as matrix beam and laser high-beam. Supporting the progress in automotive lighting Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launched high-power LED drivers specifically designed for automotive front lights. The drivers are available within the new LIT […]

Robust industrial grade X2 capacitors with a rated voltage of 350 V AC
January 12, 2017

  TDK Corporation presents a new series of robust EPCOS MKP X2 capacitors for EMI suppression. Compared with conventional X2 capacitors designed for rated voltages of 305 V AC, these new components offer a higher rated voltage of 350 V AC. This makes them suitable for EMI suppression in input filters – specifically for applications on the North American [... […]

IR HiRel offers enhanced radiation hardened MOSFET family for mission-critical applications in space
January 3, 2017

  IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) company, has launched its first radiation hardened MOSFETs based on the proprietary N-channel R9 technology platform. Compared to previous technologies it is offering size, weight and power improvements. This is significant in systems such as high-throughput satellites, where the cost-per-bit- […]

PCIM Europe 2017: conference program published
January 1, 2017

  The PCIM Europe Conference 2017 takes place from 16 – 18 May 2017 and covers with its conference program a wide range of topics including recent developments in power semiconductors, passive components, thermal management products, energy storage, sensors and new materials. The comprehensive offer ranges from components, to drive electronics and packaging […]

Inductors: SMT high-current chokes with a compact design
December 9, 2016

  TDK Corporation has extended its portfolio of EPCOS ERU SMT power inductors with the ERU16 choke series that comprises ten different types. The inductance values of the new B82559*A016 series extend from 1.0 µH to 30 µH and their saturation currents range from 9.2 A DC to 37 A DC. The outstanding feature of these new […]

Infineon complements iMOTION™ Modular Application Design Kit with two power boards
December 8, 2016

  Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX) adds two power boards to the family of iMOTION™ Modular Application Design Kits (MADK). The two half bridge boards complement the compact and flexible evaluation system providing a scalable design platform for 3-phase motor drives in the range from 20 W to 300 W. The MADK aims […]

SEMIKRON and National Instruments announce strategic collaboration to accelerate power electronics design
December 7, 2016

  Collaboration seeks to reduce converter development and deployment effort by up to four times. SEMIKRON, a world leader in power electronics, announced today a technology collaboration with National Instruments (NI), a leading provider of deployable Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based embedded control platforms. The strategic collaboration is intend […]

ROHM Semiconductor awards Future Electronics as Distributor of the Year
November 22, 2016

The prize was presented at ROHM’s electronica booth Future Electronics has been awarded EMEA Distributor of the Year by ROHM Semiconductor during electronica 2016 in Munich. The award recognises Future Electronics for its sales growth performance during ROHM Semiconductor's last Fiscal Year (April 2015 – Mar 2016) and its differentiated capabilities dem […]

Ada Lovelace Day Encourages Diversity in STEM
October 11, 2016

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates minorities in STEM by remembering figures like Margaret Hamilton, pictured below, who wrote a tall computer program for the Apollo 11 mission, which helped put man on the moon. […]

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