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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  ~


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 […]

Smart Cars Can Employ Energy-Harvesting Techniques
September 19, 2017

Designers are eyeing the latest methods in energy harvesting to recover wasted heat, motion, vibration, and friction losses, and recoup them into useful electrical energy from smart cars. […]

Supercap, Harvester May Let You Power Your Own Pacemaker
September 15, 2017

Combining an energy-harvesting circuit with a supercapacitor that uses the patient’s own fluids for inherent biocompatibility could achieve a lifelong power source for implantable devices such as pacemakers. […]

Automotive FMCW Radar System Design Using 3D Framework for Scenario Modeling
September 15, 2017

Learn how to simplify the automotive antenna & power amplifier design process. Get this application note from Keysight Technologies. […]

All-Electric Motor Home Goes Solar
September 14, 2017

A motor home employs solar panels to charge sodium nickel chloride batteries that power its ac drive motor as well as all onboard electrical services. […]

Power Transformers Aim for a Bigger Role in the Smart Grid
September 13, 2017

Improvements in power transformers will address the needs of the smart grid. Benefits include enhanced energy security, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved urban air quality, and greater grid utilization. […]

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 […]

Hybrid Electric Sports Car to Use Micro Turbine Range Extender
September 8, 2017

This high-performance hybrid EV opts for a micro turbine that drives a generator to supply power to recharge its battery instead of other hybrids that use a gasoline-powered piston engine for that purpose. […]

A Simple Method for a Capacitor’s ESR Measurement
September 8, 2017

Accurate modeling of power electronic converters, i.e., obtaining control to output transfer function, must include series resistance of capacitors and inductors. A simple method allows measurement of a capacitor’s Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR). […]

Solid Electrolyte May Improve Rechargeable Li-based Battery Performance
September 7, 2017

Solid-electrolyte lithium cells offer potential for increased battery safety and capacity—surface smoothness is the real key to reducing growth of damaging metallic dendrites. […]

Lithium Battery Research Looks for Breath of Fresh Air
September 7, 2017

A successful lithium-air battery could provide better energy density by weight (kg) and by volume (liters) than any of the other rechargeable batteries. The lithium-air battery is still a work in progress. It may take several years of research to develop this battery. […]

EV Battery Management Impacts Vehicle Design and the Grid
September 1, 2017

Refueling a vehicle with an internal combustion engine is very simple: You just drive in to a gas station and fill up your tank. You would hope that “refueling” an EV battery would be just as easy. That’s not exactly the case, however, as recharging is more complicated than it appears and has other ramifications. […]

Power Electronics' Products of the Week (8/27-9/2)
August 31, 2017

Whether you need TVS diodes or battery charger ICs, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices. […]

Water-Cooled 32-MW DC Magnet Breaks Record at 41.4 Tesla
August 30, 2017

FSU’s MagLab claims the world record of 41.4 tesla for a resistive magnet—it could pave the way for more sophisticated and exotic experiments in physics and materials research. […]

Stanford Researchers Pursue Ultrathin, Low-Power Semiconductors
August 29, 2017

A basic research team from Stanford University seeks non-silicon semiconductors with unique size and power characteristics for the next generation of electronic systems. […]

Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries Could Threaten Li-ion’s Dominance
August 22, 2017

Ongoing research on rechargeable zinc-air batteries indicates the potential of competing with lithium-ion as the power source of choice for electronic devices. […]

Advanced System Measures Battery Impedance While in Use
August 17, 2017

This system determines the impedance of batteries in just a few seconds, while the batteries are charging or discharging in their normal operating modes. […]

Book Review: The Circuit Designer’s Companion
August 17, 2017

This informative text covers a wide range of subjects ranging from grounding to p.c. boards and wide bandgap devices to microprocessors. […]

Researchers Look To Materials To Improve Micro-Grid Renewable Energy Storage
August 17, 2017

Liquids, molten metal elements, salt water, and chemicals are being studied as sources for new batteries. […]

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 […]

Carrier-Based Launch of Aircraft to Use Power Electronics Instead of Steam Catapult
August 10, 2017

The U.S. Navy’s new Electromagnetic Launch System will use a linear induction motor and power electronic systems to propel a carriage along a track to launch the aircraft from a carrier. […]

Freezing Plus Phase Change May Yield Safer, Flexible Lithium Batteries
August 9, 2017

A new "ice templating" technique allows formation of a solid, ceramic-based, polymer lithium electrolyte for batteries with straight channels for improved conductivity, energy density, and flexibility. […]

Anchors Aweigh: Boat and Ship Power Is Turning Green
August 8, 2017

Energy sources that propel ships and boats are going through revolutionary changes that are just as extreme as going from wind to steam power. […]

Car Makers Teaming Up With Tech Firms on Autonomous Vehicles
August 4, 2017

The focus is on getting the most out of digitization, AI, machine learning, wireless and internet connectivity, and driverless self-thinking autos. […]

Are Solid-State Transformers Ready for Prime Time?
August 3, 2017

It is possible that “solid-state transformers” could reduce the size and weight of power distribution systems, but we’re not quite there yet. […]

Semiconductor Lithography Plays Role in 5nm Transistors and Improved Li-Ion Battery
August 2, 2017

Large-scale adoption of wearable devices will depend on availability of two important technologies: improved batteries and higher density transistor circuits. These two technologies have been made possible by semiconductor lithography. […]

SiC and GaN vs. IGBTs: The Imminent Tug of War for Supremacy
July 27, 2017

Automotive, industrial, and other applications that require smaller size, lighter weight, and more efficient operation are increasingly looking to SiC and GaN solutions. […]

Power Electronics' Products of the Week (7/23-7/29)
July 27, 2017

Whether you need micropower LED drivers or flameproof power film resistors, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices. […]

Supercapacitor-Based Backup Solutions: A Design Toolkit
July 26, 2017

There are several unique challenges when we attempt to use supercapacitors in a backup solution. […]

A New Series of Fast and Accurate Miniature Transducers for Isolated Current Measurement
July 26, 2017

A new series of open-loop sensors in small outline integrated circuit packages and without magnetic circuits achieve accuracy close to that of conventional transducers. […]

Don’t Assume Top LDO, Switcher Attributes Always Apply
July 25, 2017

While it’s customary to associate LDOs with low efficiency and switching regulators with high noise, these assumptions may not be valid or have workarounds. […]

Better Photovoltaic Panels Are on the Horizon
July 25, 2017

Researchers found that a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system with embedded microtracking could produce over 50% more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells. […]

10 Must-Have Skills for All Engineers
July 21, 2017

Master these technical and soft skills to ensure continued professional success. […]

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 […]

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency - Transforming the Black Magic to Engineering Workshop @ APEC 2017
February 13, 2017

PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS High Frequency Magnetics Workshop Power Magnetics @ High Frequency  Transforming the Black Magic to Engineering   IEEE PELS and the PSMA Magnetics Committee will hold the second “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Transforming the Black Magic to Engineering” workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017 -  the day before and in […]

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 […]

APEC 2017- Registration Open
December 12, 2016

Registration is now open for APEC 2017 in Tampa, Florida.  REGISTER HERE  To receive the early registration discount, you must register for the conference byFebruary 17, 2017.   APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference; APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in p […]

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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