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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  ~


New Multistage-Compatible 16-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery Monitoring LSI
March 30, 2015

  Scalable design simplifies multi-cell systems increasingly demanded in the industrial equipment market LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group company, has recently announced the development of a lithium-ion battery monitoring LSI that supports an industry-best 16 cells in series, significantly reducing the size of lithium-ion battery monitoring systems (i.e. po […]

Configurable Buck DC/DCs Deliver From 2 to 4 Independent Outputs
March 30, 2015

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3371, a highly integrated general-purpose power management solution for systems requiring multiple low voltage power supplies. read more […]

500 V High-Voltage MOSFETs Use Gen II Super Junction Technology
March 30, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the addition of 11 new devices to its 500 V series of high-voltage MOSFETs optimized for operation in switch mode power supplies (SMPS) to 500 W. read more […]

American Wind Energy Association Touts Wind Energy Advantages
March 30, 2015

Leaders of the U.S. wind energy industry said their companies and workers can deliver on a bold new vision for wind power to double in America over the next five years and ultimately become one of the country’s largest sources of electricity, with the savings to consumers reaching tens of billions of dollars a year. The Power Plant read more […]

High Intensity LED Indicator Maximizes Light Output
March 30, 2015

VCC has designed a new, high intensity LED panel mount indicator series that maximizes light output. read more […]

8 MHz, 16-Bit USB Arbitrary Waveform Generator
March 30, 2015

ACCES I/O Products, Inc. announced the release of a new USB high speed arbitrary waveform output board with flexible ranges and configurable digital I/O lines. read more […]

Low Noise Single Coil Fan Driver IC with Built-In Current Limiting Functionality
March 29, 2015

Melexis announces the introduction of the MLX90297, a 600mA single coil fan driver IC. read more […]

XLamp MHD Family Delivers Chip-on-Board Performance in a Surface Mount LED
March 29, 2015

Building on the success of the groundbreaking XLamp® MH family of LEDs, Cree, Inc. introduces the XLamp MHD-E and MHD-G LEDs, the high-power LEDs that combine the high lumen density and reliability of a ceramic chip-on-board LED with the design and manufacturing advantages of a surface-mount package. read more […]

Solar Cell Combine Two Types of Photovoltaic Material to Produce More Energy
March 28, 2015

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun's energy. The Power Plant read more […]

Radial Leaded TransGuard® Automotive Series with New VR20 Varistors
March 27, 2015

AVX Corporation has extended the voltage and energy ratings of its radial leaded TransGuard® Automotive Series with the addition of its new VR20 varistors, expanding both the number and type of applications for which the series is an ideal solution. read more […]

Thyristor module with expanded operating voltage range
March 26, 2015

  TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS TSM-LC-N690 thyristor module for power factor correction (PFC) with an expanded operating voltage range up to 690 V AC. The module performs two-phase switching of the capacitors, so that a neutral conductor is not needed. Depending on the operating voltage, the new module is designed for a reactive […]

High-Performance Benchtop DC Electronic Load Series
March 26, 2015

B&K Precision announced its new 8600 Series programmable DC electronic loads. read more […]

Highly Accurate RTD Analog Input Modules
March 26, 2015

WAGO expands the functionality of the 750 series input/output modules. read more […]

Brushless DC Motors Handle Up To 220 W
March 26, 2015

For applications that require high speeds, Nanotec has developed the DB59 brushless DC motor which covers a performance range from 84 to 220 Watts. read more […]

Miniature Snap-Acting Switches
March 26, 2015

C&K Components has introduced the TF2 Series miniature snap-acting switches with a range of ordering options that enable design engineers to select the ideal operating force, actuator style, termination type, and electrical rating for their specific applications. read more […]

Right Angle Gearhead Works With Maxon's Motors
March 26, 2015

Maxon precision motors introduces right angle gearheads designed to be configured with the company's 22 mm and 32 mm dc motors. read more […]

Capacitor Discharge Resistor Mounts Easily
March 26, 2015

UK based ARCOL Resistors announces the availability of its RW Discharge Resistor. read more […]

6-Kilowatt Rectifiers Provide Data-Hungry Applications with Industry-Leading Power Conversion Efficiency
March 25, 2015

GE's Critical Power business introduced its new GP100 line of power rectifiers, providing data- and power-intensive three-phase applications with the industry's first compact, 1U, 6kW 54V AC-to-DC power rectifiers. read more […]

2A Reverse Blocking Load Switch Platform for High Efficiency in Consumer Applications
March 25, 2015

Semtech Corporation announced the SC33020H Load Switch platform in a tiny 0.9mm x 0.9mm, 4 bump Chip Scale Package (CSP) with industry leading Ron of just 32mΩ. read more […]

Energy-Efficient Enhancement Mode and Cascode Configuration GaN-on-Silicon Platforms
March 25, 2015

Infineon Technologies AG announced the expansion of its Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Silicon technology and product portfolio. read more […]

600V GaN Transistor in a TO-247 Package
March 25, 2015

Transphorm Inc. announced at APEC 2015 that it is now offering engineering samples of its TPH3205WS transistor, the first 600V GaN (Gallium Nitride) transistor in a TO-247 package. read more […]

Gallium Nitride Power Semiconductors Have Topside Cooling
March 25, 2015

GaN Systems Inc. announced new topside cooling technology in its wide range of high-power enhancement-mode devices. read more […]

Digital Point-of-Load Standard for High Current Applications Released by Architects of Modern Power
March 25, 2015

Building on the four initial standards it published in November 2014, the Architects of Modern Power (AMP Group) consortium today announced a further standard aimed at establishing common mechanical and electrical specifications for the development of advanced power conversion technology for distributed power systems. read more […]

Monolithic Quad SPST Analog Switches for Wearable Applications
March 25, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced three new 200 W precision monolithic quad single-pole single-throw (SPST) analog switches in the ultra-compact WCSP 4 bump by 4 bump array package. read more […]

2 GW, ±320kV HVDC Cable System Ready for Commercial Operation
March 25, 2015

Prysmian Group announces that the milestone High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) underground cable system interconnecting France and Spain is ready for commercial operation, on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony celebrated by INELFE February 20. read more […]

Half-Bridge GaN FET Module Comes In QFN
March 25, 2015

A QFN houses an 80 V, 10 A GaN FET half-bridge power stage and its associated gate driver. A QFN houses an 80 V, 10 A GaN FET half-bridge power stage and its associated gate driver. read more […]

Battery Balancing IC Works With Up to Four 12 V Batteries in Series
March 24, 2015

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3305, a single IC, stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12V lead acid batteries. read more […]

Everything You Missed from APEC 2015: Part 3
March 24, 2015

This year’s APEC, held in Charlotte, NC, was a showcase for companies to introduce products specifically intended for power electronics, ranging from passive components to complex benchtop power supplies for test and measurement. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more […]

Expanding Alternating Relay Series
March 24, 2015

ATC Diversified Electronics has introduced the ARA Series relay. read more […]

Portable Chargers Have Synchronous Rectification Controller
March 24, 2015

Addressing the need for a highly integrated, efficient and cost-effective solution for cell phone and similar portable electronic device chargers, Diodes Incorporated has introduced the APR343 synchronous rectification controller. read more […]

Infineon Unveils Portfolio of Energy-Efficient Enhancement Mode and Cascode configuration GaN-on-Silicon Platforms at APEC 2015
March 23, 2015

  Infineon Technologies AG announced the expansion of its Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Silicon technology and product portfolio. The company now offers both enhancement mode and cascode configuration GaN-based platforms optimized for high performance applications requiring superior levels of energy efficiency including Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) used in s […]

Power Connector System Available in Two-to-Six Circuit Harness Assembly Options
March 23, 2015

Molex Incorporated announces the addition of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 circuit harness connector components to its EXTreme Guardian™ Power Connector system. read more […]

Digital Controller Family with VR12/12.5 Compliant Interface
March 23, 2015

Powervation Ltd., announced its latest series of digital DC/DC controllers for servers, high-end desktop, and embedded computing systems. read more […]

PCIM Asia 2015 to be held in June confirms more than 70% of exhibition space
March 20, 2015

  Concurrent fairs maximise synergies for automation industry in East and Central China Promising Chinese market demands power devices PCIM Asia is an international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management. The fair will be held from 24 – 26 June at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center, […]

ROHM Establishes a New Production Facility for Discrete Semiconductors in Malaysia
March 16, 2015

  The 8.9 billion yen investment is expected to significantly increase production capacity to meet future demands Kelantan, Kyoto and Okayama — ROHM Co., Ltd.have announced plans to build a new facility at its manufacturing subsidiary in Malaysia, ROHM-WAKO ELECTRONICS SDN.BHD (RWEM), to meet the need for increased production capability for discrete semicond […]

Infineon and Panasonic Will Establish Dual Sourcing for Normally-Off 600V GaN Power Devices
March 12, 2015

  Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Panasonic Corporation (TSE: 6752) have announced an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop Gallium nitride (GaN) devices based on Panasonic’s normally-off (enhancement mode) GaN on silicon transistor structureintegrated intoInfineon’s surface-mounted device (SMD) packages. In this co […]

2015 Tenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER)
March 11, 2015

2015 Tenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER)March 31- April 2, 2015, Grimandi Forum, Monaco Welcome to EVER Monaco 2015, which will feature scientific lectures, round table sessions and international meetings on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies.Since his accession, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of […]

International SAP Conference for Utilities
March 5, 2015

  The Digital Utility – Transform, Simplify, and Execute SAP and T.A. Cook are delighted to bring you the 10th International SAP® Conference for Utilities, which will take place in Berlin, Germany, on April 13–15, 2015. Join us in Berlin to discover how - in a digital era - SAP solutions are helping global energy […]

SiC MOSFETs for Ultra-High Voltage Pulse Generators
March 4, 2015

  Providing further miniaturization and greater performance in a variety of equipment ROHM has recently announced the adoption of its SCT2080KE SiC MOSFET in new, ultra-high voltage pulse generators (SiC-Pulser Series) launched by Fukushima SiC Applied Engineering Inc. in November, 2014. Pulse generators are used in a variety of applications, including high […]

Infineon Announces 650V IGBTs with Highest Efficiency for Fast Switching in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
February 27, 2015

  Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has announced a family of robust 650V IGBTs that can deliver highest efficiency in fast switching automotive applications. The AEC-Q-qualified TRENCHSTOP™5 AUTO IGBTs will reduce power losses and improve reliability in electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications such as on-board ch […]

Introducing a High-Voltage Resonant Controller with PFC for LED Drivers
February 24, 2015

  Infineon Enables Efficient and Compact Lighting Applications Introducing the ICL5101, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) extends its portfolio of lighting control ICs, addressing lighting systems in the range of 40W to 300W. The new high-voltage resonant controller IC provides a high level of integration which translates to a reduction in s […]

IEEE International Workshop On Integrated Power Packaging (IWIPP)
January 15, 2015

IEEE International Workshop On Integrated Power Packaging-IWIPPMay 3-6, 2015, Chicago, Illinois  With the advent of wide bandgap (WBG) and silicon power semiconductor and compact power converter technologies, there is now a critical need to have a focused workshop on power packaging and system integration. The new IEEE Workshop is to bring together researche […]

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 […]

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   […]

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