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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  ~


Electricity Applied: A handbook of common applications and key measurement parameters
April 19, 2018

Electricity Applied introduces the basics of electrical power and some of the key distinctions between DC and AC power measurements. Topics include electrical energy and power, types of electricity and load, single phase and three phase applications, and more. […]

The Industry Needs a Foolproof Way to Test Mass-Produced Autonomous Vehicles
April 18, 2018

Today, autonomous vehicles are being road tested, but their future depends on whether automakers can develop production line tests on mass-produced vehicles to ensure they’re safe. […]

Electric Cargo Bike’s Battery-Powered Motor Eases Pedaling
April 13, 2018

Capable of reaching 20 mph, an electric bike employs a battery-powered mid-drive motor that assists the rider with each pedaling motion. […]

Engineering Team Develops Heat-Conducting, Electric-Insulating Plastic
April 13, 2018

A multi-disciplinary team of MIT engineers developed a technique to convert polymer plastic from a non-thermal conducting material into a thermal conductor. […]

DC Regulators Address Auto Battery’s Unique Challenges
April 12, 2018

To meet the issues associated with the automotive electrical environment, such as load/line transients and load dumps, dc regulators must incorporate specialized features and functions. […]

µModule Boost Converter Squeezes into Space-Constrained Applications
April 10, 2018

Including its four external components, a µModule boost converter occupies less than 1 cm-squared single-sided or 0.5 cm-squared on double-sided PCBs. […]

Power Management, Chapter 7: Voltage regulator ICs
April 9, 2018

Virtually all power supplies employ semiconductors to provide a regulated output voltage. If the supply has an ac input, it is rectified to be a dc voltage. A power converter IC accepts the dc input and produces a dc output or controls external power […]

What are Your Energy Ideas to Enhance Space Exploration and Life on Earth?
April 6, 2018

Submit your entry into the NASA iTech competition for new energy technologies. Previous entrants have already raised more than $50 million in private investment funds. […]

Power Management, Chapter 6: Power Supply System Considerations
April 3, 2018

Overall design of the power-management subsystem involves several system-oriented issues. Adequate space must be available for the selected power supply. Make sure the power supply will fit in the space provided for it. Therefore, make sure the packa […]

KULR Gains Exclusivity to NASA, NREL Li-ion Safety Testing Devices
April 3, 2018

Under agreement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, KULR will make and distribute Internal Short Circuit devices that reliably instigate lithium-ion cell failures. […]

Use a Prototyping Kit to Simplify Energy Harvesting Designs
April 3, 2018

Designing an energy harvesting system is not a straightforward process, and each portion of the circuit may require several iterations to perfect. You can simplify this design process with a prototyping kit. […]

Will We Ever Harness Fusion Power?
March 30, 2018

The concept has a rather storied past, but practical fusion power always seems far from reality. However, inroads are being made on containment and a potential power plant. […]

Using Resistors for Current Sensing: It’s More Than Just I = V/R
March 30, 2018

Sensing current by measuring voltage across a resistor is simple and elegant, but issues arise with the electrical interface, sizing and selection, and thermal/mechanical considerations. […]

China’s Goal: Leadership in Electric Vehicles
March 30, 2018

It should be obvious that the future of transportation will be electric vehicles (EVs). As countries turn away from internal combustion engine vehicles, the most aggressive outlooks see EVs making up one-third of the global car fleet by 2040—with China leading the way. […]

How to Wirelessly Power and Access a 1-Wire Network (Part 1)
March 29, 2018

By using a single node for 1-Wire communication, temperature sensing, authentication, and memory storage are possible with harvested power from an NFC link. […]

3D-Printed Electric Cars Loom on the Horizon
March 27, 2018

A 3D-printed electric car can reach a top speed of about 43 miles per hour and has a range of 93 miles on a single charge. […]

Power Management, Chapter 5: Regulatory Standards
March 27, 2018

Regulatory standards must be met because international and domestic standards are required for the power-management section of the end-item equipment. These standards vary from one country to another, so the power subsystem manufacturer and the end-i […]

Universities Develop Unique Methods for Generating Electricity
March 23, 2018

Georgia Tech and Chalmers are both spearheading innovative initiatives in this area. […]

The 78xx Linear Regulator Story—A Look Back and into the Future
March 22, 2018

The venerable 78xx series continues to march on in an array of electronic devices, but competition in this space has heated up from multiple companies. […]

Are Autonomous Vehicles Safe? Not Yet Apparently
March 22, 2018

An Uber autonomous vehicle was recently involved in a fatal accident in Tempe, Ariz. So, what happens next? […]

Power Management, Chapter 4: Power Supply Packages
March 19, 2018

Power-supply packages will influence the performance, cost, and size of the power supply used in the power-management subsystem. Therefore, the selection process for purchasing a power supply should take the package style into account. Package styles […]

Supercapacitors: Past, Present, and Future
March 17, 2018

Though the idea of supercapacitors has been around since the 19th century, current technologies are finally realizing the advanced energy storage that was always deemed possible. […]

EnerHarv 2018: Registration open!
March 16, 2018

On behalf of the EnerHarv Workshop Committee (EWC), it is my pleasure to invite you register for the first ever EnerHarv Workshop to be held in Cork, Ireland on May 29-31, 2018 Please note the early bird deadline is Saturday, March 17, 2018.  The entire event is limited to about 100 delegates so please be sure to secure your spot right away! You can find mor […]

Porsche Joins the Electrical Parade
March 15, 2018

Porsche’s four-seat electrical concept vehicle can travel 250 miles on a single charge from induction technology or a home-based charging dock. […]

All-Electric Semis Are Hitting the Road
March 15, 2018

All-electric semis are making inroads toward hauling loads. Waymo’s truck is self-driving and getting ready for a test run. Meanwhile, Tesla’s all-electric semi (not self-driving) is hauling batteries from the company’s Nevada plant to California. […]

Electric SUVs Are Coming to a Showroom Near You …. Soon?
March 14, 2018

Automobile manufacturers in Europe and Asia are getting their electric SUVs ready, from the U.K.’s Jaguar unveiling its I-Pace SUV to South Korea’s Hyundai introducing its sub-compact Kona Electric SUV. […]

5 Wireless-Charging Technologies that Bring the Power
March 14, 2018

As the technologies presented here and others like it continue to advance and become more prevalent, perhaps Tesla’s dream of a completely wireless world may come to fruition. […]

Power Management, Chapter 3: Power Supplies-Make or Buy?
March 12, 2018

Power supplies are necessary in virtually every piece of electronic equipment. Therefore, equipment manufacturers are confronted with the task of deciding whether to make or buy a power supply for their system. DC power management employs a power sup […]

The New WALK-MAN: A Look at IIT’s Multi-Faceted Robotic Endeavor
March 10, 2018

Standing 1.85 meters tall, and made of lightweight metals, iron, and plastics, the WALK-MAN humanoid robot is controlled remotely by a human operator through a virtual interface. […]

APEC 2018: Power Semis Focused on Tomorrow’s EVs
March 8, 2018

WBG power semiconductors, including SiC power MOSFETs and GaN transistors, were out in full force at APEC 2018—but they are only the beginning of a steep adoption curve. […]

Power Electronics Products on Display at APEC 2018
March 8, 2018


WIE Breakfast at APEC 2018
February 22, 2018

WIE Breakfast at APEC 2018 Wednesday, 7 March 20188:00- 9:00 amRoom: 006ASpeaker: Prof. Azadeh Ansari There is no cost to attend this breakfast, walk-ins are welcome, RSVP is encouraged: Sign Up Here   Breaking the Glass Ceiling- As one of the very few women in Electrical Engineering, during my post-graduate studies, I was often asked “How did you break thro […]

PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS Capacitor Workshop: Everything You Wanted To Know About Capacitors But Were Afraid To Ask
January 23, 2018

PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS Capacitor Workshop:Everything You Wanted To Know About Capacitors But Were Afraid To AskDate: Saturday March 3, 2018San Antonio, Texas IEEE PELS and the PSMA Capacitor Committee will hold their first Capacitor Workshop on Saturday, March 3, 2018 -  the day before and in the same venue as APEC 2018 at the Henry Gonzales […]

EnerHarv 2018: An International, Technical Workshop Dedicated to Enabling the Energy Harvesting Ecosystem
January 23, 2018

EnerHarv Overview ‘A focal point for a community of experts and users of energy harvesting & related technologies to share knowledge, best practices, roadmaps, experiences and create opportunities for collaboration’There is an appetite both in the power sources industry and Internet of Things (IoT) industry to learn more about energy harvesting, understa […]

IEEE PELS & IEEE IAS Young Professionals Reception @ APEC 2018
January 22, 2018

Please join us for an opportunity to mingle, interact, learn from the best minds of IEEE and have some fun.  Power Electronics Society (PELS) and IEEE Industry Application Society  (IAS)  give you this opportunity to learn from the life journey of the biggest leaders at APEC along with an evening well spent talking to people from across the globe.  Make sure […]

​IEEE PELS Mentoring Round Tables: APEC 2018
January 16, 2018

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Room 4 900 E Market StSan Antonio, Texas 78205United States (210) 207-8500   Monday, March 5, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (Central Time)  Register ​to ​meet ​the ​leaders ​in ​power-electronics ​through ​a ​face-to-face ​mentoring ​event. ​ ​Our ​distinguished ​mentors ​have ​started ​businesses, ​climbed ​the ​ranks ​of ​IEEE, […]

AIAA and IEEE TEC - Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS) – New Event!
January 3, 2018

    The aerospace industry has set ambitious goals for the next three generations of commercial transport aircraft to accommodate rapid growth in emerging markets and ensure sustainability of air travel. One approach being explored to meet these targets is non-traditional aircraft propulsion using electric, turboelectric or hybrid-electric powertrains. Recen […]

PSMA Magnetics Committee & IEEE PELS High Frequency Magnetics Workshop @APEC 2018
December 14, 2017

PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS High Frequency Magnetics Workshop Power Magnetics @ High Frequency -  Eliminating the Smoke and Mirrors Date: Saturday March 3, 2018 APEC 2018 San Antonio, Texas The PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS will conduct the third “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency” workshop on Saturday, March 3, 2018, which is the day befo […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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