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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  ~


Hysteretic-Mode Converters Demystified - Part 3: Regulator Stability
September 28, 2016

Masashi Nogawa, Senior Systems Engineer, Texas Instruments Part 3 will review ac behavior and stability of hysteretic-mode (HM) compared with voltage-mode (VM) and current-mode (CM) control in depth. read more […]

High Frequency Chip Inductors with Superior Q Characteristics
September 27, 2016

Murata Americas launched its LQP02HQ series of film-type high frequency chip inductors in the ultra-compact 01005 size (0.4 x 0.2 mm). read more […]

Qi-Compatible Wireless Charging A11 Type Tx Coil for 5V Applications
September 27, 2016

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new powdered-iron-based, WPC-compatible (Wireless Power Consortium) wireless charging A11 type transmitter coil for 5 V applications. read more […]

Super Barrier Rectifier Optimized for Solid-State Retrofit MR16 LED Lamps
September 27, 2016

The SBRT3M40P1 Trench Super Barrier Rectifier introduced by Diodes has been optimized to deliver a low forward-voltage drop in a small form factor while maintaining low reverse-current leakage. read more […]

High-Speed Gate Driver for Isolated Drive Applications up to 4KV
September 27, 2016

IXYS Corporation announced a high-speed gate driver chipset that includes a logic interface (the IX6610) and a MOSFET/IGBT gate driver (the IX6611). read more […]

Battery-Charger for Wearable and Portable Applications
September 27, 2016

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new battery-charger management chip that vastly improves functional integration without compromising performance and power consumption. read more […]

ABB wins $85 million orders to strengthen power grid in Canada
September 27, 2016

  Ultra-high voltage circuit breakers and power transformers to support upgrade of Quebec grid ABB has won orders worth over $85 million from leading Canadian utility Hydro-Québec (HQ) to upgrade its 800-kilovolt (kV) air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations and transmission grid with state-of-the-art circuit breakers, power transformers and shunt reactors […]

Hall Effect Technology Reaches a New Level
September 27, 2016

Sponsored by LEM Whatever your application, intelligent power control optimizes electricity use and ensures smooth control of equipment. Accurate and fast feedback can help manage the abrupt increase in current flow that occurs when a machine tool starts working on a part, for example. For electrical motors with variable speed drives, fine current control in […]

Renesas to Acquire Intersil
September 27, 2016

In the latest merger of semiconductor companies, Renesas recently said that it would acquire Intersil for $3.2 billion. read more […]

ON Semiconductor Successfully Completes Acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor for $2.4 Billion
September 27, 2016

ON Semiconductor and Fairchild Semiconductor jointly announced that ON Semiconductor has successfully completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fairchild. read more […]

Webinar: Semiconductors
September 26, 2016

Written and Produced by's Sam Davis. Power supply and power management ICs. They can range from voltage regulator ICs that are the “heart” of virtually all power supplies and ICs that manage various functions within a power electronic system. read more […]

LEM completes its range of high performance, compact, medium and high voltage transducers for the traction market with the DVM series
September 22, 2016

  25% less bulky due to reduced power losses; Improved accuracy and temperature stability Fully-isolated nominal measurement of 600-4200V DC, AC or pulsed Compact, light and robust package Combines 12 kV insulation with unmatched immunity against electromagnetic disturbances Meets latest IRIS requirements for rail traction applications LEM introduces the DVM […]

Unique Driver Architecture Enhances GaN-Based Isolated Power-Supply Designs
September 22, 2016

CEO Joe Duigan and CTO Dr. Karl Rinne, Heyday Integrated Circuits GaN-on-silicon E-HEMT transistors are the choice for maximum performance, efficiency and cost-effective power supplies. Cost-effective driver technology enhances supply performance by simplifying layout, reducing component count, and improving reliability. read more […]

Low Loss 3-Phase Ideal Diode Bridge Rectifier Reduces Heat, Easing Thermal Design
September 21, 2016

Linear Technology announced the availability of a low loss 3-phase ideal diode bridge rectifier reference design, demonstrated on evaluation board DC2465. read more […]

Low Dielectric Loss Copper Clad Laminate for P.C.B. Boards
September 21, 2016

FRX Polymers and China's Shengyi Technology Company, have jointly developed a new copper clad laminate product with greatly improved dielectric properties. read more […]

Low Offset Dual Operational Amplifier with Independent Shutdown Consumes Only 375 nA
September 21, 2016

Silego Technology announces the SLG88101, a low power dual operational amplifier suited for precision consumer and industrial applications. read more […]

3mm Diffused LED Front Panel Mount Indicator
September 21, 2016

VCC has launched a 3mm diffused LED indicator with a robust body and round protruding LED position that offers a viewing angle up to 50 degrees. read more […]

Extended Voltage Range for Automotive Grade SMD Aluminum Capacitors
September 21, 2016

Vishay Intertechnology announced that it has extended the voltage range for its Automotive Grade 146 CTI and 160 CLA series of surface-mount aluminum capacitors. read more […]

IHS Markit Names Leaders in PV Module Supplier Scorecard 2016
September 21, 2016

In a new scorecard reviewing the solar photovoltaic module sector, Trina Solar, SunPower, First Solar, Hanwha Q-cells and Jinko Solar were all identified as this year's industry leaders. read more […]

Microcontroller Surpasses 4,000 hours of Continuous Operation at 200°C
September 21, 2016

VORAGO Technologies announced that the company’s VA10800 microcontrollers have now been operating successfully in an oven for more than 4,000 hours at 200°C. read more […]

Selecting Power Supplies for Peak Load Applications
September 20, 2016

Gary Bocock, Technical Director, XP Power Selecting and evaluating a power supply for peak load applications based on readily available thermal data, rather than one continuously rated for the full peak power results in a smaller, lighter, lower cost solution without compromising the performance, reliability and lifetime of the end application. read more […]

ROHM Semiconductor Introduces Innovative Products and Concepts for Power & Energy Management
September 19, 2016

  At the world’s leading show for electronics, electronica in Munich (Nov. 8-11, 2016/Hall A5-Booth 542), ROHM Semiconductor will showcase cutting-edge power management solutions for numerous applications in the automotive, industrial and residential/home area. Based on latest SiC and Si technologies, proprietary processing and packaging technologies, the in […]

Digital LED driver ICs from Infineon with flicker free control and low stand-by power
September 16, 2016

  Modern LED technology offers many advanced possibilities for lighting applications. With the XDPL8220, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) extends its product portfolio of digital and configurable LED driver ICs. The IC enables the lighting industry to realize essential features for smart lighting and increases the benefits for both, end use […]

WIE Breakfast at ECCE-NA: Sept 21st 8-9AM
September 15, 2016

Join us.. WIE Breakfast at ECCE-NA   Date: Wednesday, Sept 21 at 8:00-9:00 AM   Room: Lakeshore AB- Hyatt Milwaukee   Title: A journey of a thousand miles that began with hesitant steps  Abstract: In this seminar I will talk about my academic pathway that took me from Tehran to College Station, Texas, from there to Chicago, and finally from Chicago to Boston […]

Revolutionary sub-nA Transient Current Measurement
September 15, 2016

Sponsored by Keysight Technologies Traditional methods of measuring low-current AC waveforms using an oscilloscope have many limitations, including limited dynamic range, insufficient bandwidth and poor signal resolution. Keysight’s new CX3300 Device Current Waveform Analyzers overcome these limitations by providing a 1 GSa/sec sampling rate, up to 200 MHz o […]

The CX3300 – A new category of instrument
September 15, 2016

Sponsored by Keysight Technologies Unlike oscilloscopes (which are specifically designed to measure voltage), the CX3300 is completely focused on providing clean and precise AC current waveforms. Watch a video demo for an overview of the CX3300 and examples of its unique low-current measurement capabilities. read more […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (9/11-9/17) Part 1
September 14, 2016

Whether you are looking for buck regulators coolers or current sensors, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices. read more […]

PCIM Asia 2017 Conference: Call for Papers is open
September 14, 2016

  The Call for Papers of PCIM Asia 2017 is now open. Also in the coming year, the conference with its adjacent running trade exhibition, is the most important communication platform for power electronics and its applications in Asia. The latest date for abstract submissions is 16 November 2016. The PCIM Asia will take place […]

Low-Profile Common Mode Choke
September 12, 2016

Coilcraft's new 0805USBN Series common mode chokes is among the lowest profile 0805 common mode chokes available. read more […]

High Power-Factor Buck LED Driver
September 12, 2016

The AL1676 universal AC-input LED driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated delivers high efficiency for non-dimmable retrofit LED bulbs and tube lighting. read more […]

Low-Profile, Small-Footprint 400W TVS Diodes
September 12, 2016

Littelfuse has introduced the SMF4L Series 400W Low Profile Package TVS Diode, which is designed specifically to protect sensitive electronic equipment from voltage transients induced by lightning and other transient voltage events. read more […]

CoolMOS 650 V Gold with TO-Leadless Package
September 12, 2016

Infineon Technologies launched a new device of the CoolMOS family: the CoolMOS C7 Gold 650 V in a TO-Leadless package. read more […]

Fan Speed Controllers to Reduce Energy Consumption & Costs
September 12, 2016

Orion Fans has expanded its fan control product offerings to include a new field adjustable OA11/22 dual channel phase control unit. read more […]

UK Turns To Batteries for Frequency Response to Stabilize Increasingly Green Grid
September 12, 2016

IHS Technology says that "frequency response" is the service that is used to keep the grid stable, compensating for short-term fluctuations in supply and demand in the grid. read more […]

Global Wind Operations and Maintenance Market Set for Strong Growth to $17 Billion by 2020
September 12, 2016

The global wind operations and maintenance is estimated to increase from $10 billion in 2015 to $17 billion by 2020. read more […]

Infineon’s 800 V CoolMOS™ P7 series sets a new benchmark in efficiency and thermal performance
September 12, 2016

  Infineon Technologies AG introduces the 800 V CoolMOS™ P7 series. Based on the superjunction technology, this 800 V MOSFET combines best-in-class performance with exceptional ease-of-use. This new product family is a perfect fit for low power SMPS applications, fully addressing market needs in performance, ease of design, and price/performance ratio. It ma […]

Power Supply Design Seminar 2016
September 12, 2016

Register now for an upcoming Power Supply Design seminar in a city near you to learn more from the power experts of TI. read more […]

WEBINAR: 28 Sept- EMT modeling and simulation of the CIGRE B4 DC Grid system
September 8, 2016

WEBINAR: EMT modeling and simulation of the CIGRE B4 DC Grid system   Scheduled Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Registration URL- Abstract : Cigré B4 study committee initiated several Working Groups (WG) to study the potential future introduction of dc grid. A multi-terminal DC gri […]

IEEE International Forum on Smart Grids for Smart Cities (SG4SC) 16-18 Oct 2016
September 8, 2016

  Conference Overview IEEE Smart Grid presents its first ever 2016 IEEE International Forum on Smart Grids for Smart Cities (SG4SC) that will be held October 16th through the 18th this year at Les Salons de l’Hôtel des Arts & Métiers in Paris, France. Highlighting the forum program are these major topics: End Users and Demand Response Integrated Infrastr […]

The Bidirectional Fast-Track to Full Current Capability
September 7, 2016

  The H-bridge to up customers application’s speed and efficiency Unterhaching, Germany, September 06, 2016. Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, today announced the launch of a new fastPACK 0 HC improving UPS, SMPS, solar and welding applications in speed, efficiency and full-current capability for bidirectional usage. The […]

Robust AC capacitors
September 6, 2016

  Robust design thanks to complete aluminum housing Long life expectancy of 30,000 hours Compliance with safety class S2 TDK Corporation presents two new series of robust EPCOS alternating current (AC) capacitors. Both the cans and the tops of the components are constructed of aluminum, making them particularly robust. All capacitors in the B33331* and […]

WEBINAR: 3 November- Getting the most from GaN Transistor and IC Chip-scale Packaging
September 6, 2016

Getting the most from GaN Transistor and IC Chip-scale Packaging Scheduled date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Registration link- GaN transistors and integrated circuits are significantly faster and smaller than their silicon ancestors. This has enabled many new applications such as enve […]

ROHM Introduces 16bit ‘Tough’ MCUs Optimized for Rechargeable NiMH Applications
August 31, 2016

  Class-leading low voltage drive contributes to greater energy efficiency and performance in compact battery-driven industrial equipment LAPIS Semiconductor, a member of the ROHM group, has announced the development of the ML620130 family of 16bit low power MCUs, optimized for compact industrial equipment requiring battery drive in noisy environments, featu […]

Highly integrated Hall sensors by Infineon reduce systems costs considerably
August 30, 2016

  The new Hall sensors of Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) enable automotive, industrial and consumer electronics to meet strict environmental standards. Also, they help fulfil the requirements of very cost-effective and compact designs. The Hall sensors of the new TLx496x family are highly integrated, have precise switching points, a stabl […]

TTM 2016: 20-21 Oct, San Diego, CA
August 26, 2016

The IEEE Technology Time Machine is IEEE's flagship conference on future technology directions. Building upon IEEE's major technology initiatives, TTM 2016 will bring together renowned experts from research and industry to provide an overview of these technologies and explore how they may be leveraged towards "making the future" through t […]

Students and Young Professionals' Reception at ECCE-2016, Milwaukee, USA
August 23, 2016

Students and Young Professionals' Reception at ECCE-2016, Milwaukee, USA   Dear Young Engineers,IEEE Industry Application Society - IAS and Power Electronics Society - PELS, give you this opportunity to learn from the life journey of the biggest leaders at ECCE along with an evening well spent talking to people from across the globe.An evening filled wi […]

EPE 2016 - Karlsruhe, Germany- Sept 5-9
July 29, 2016

  EPE’16 ECCE - Registration OPEN now   The conference follows previous successful events held in major university cities across Europe since 1985: Brussels, Grenoble, Aachen, Florence, Brighton, Seville, Trondheim, Lausanne, Graz, Toulouse, Dresden, Aalborg, Barcelona, Birmingham, Lille, Lappeenranta and Geneva.Karlsruhe is a medium sized town on the border […]

SPEC 2016 - Auckland - New Zealand - 5-8 December 2016
July 28, 2016

        December 5-8 2016 Auckland - New Zealand    The 2nd Annual IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC 2016), offers an ideal opportunity for researchers, engineers, academics and students from all over the world to bring the latest technological advances and applications in Power Electronics to the Southern H […]

Women in Engineering Breakfast at ECCE- ASIA 2016
May 10, 2016

Please join us!   Women in Engineering Breakfast 24, May 2016, 7:30AM-9:00AM   Location: Room VIP1, 1F   Guest Speaker: Katherine Kim, PhD Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)   In this talk, I will share my experiences that took me from struggling through my first power electro […]

WEBINAR: Tackling the Little Box Challenge - New circuit architectures to achieve a 216 W/in^3 power density 2 kW inverter
May 10, 2016

Webninar- Tackling the Little Box Challenge - New circuit architectures to achieve a 216 W/in^3 power density 2 kW inverter Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:00 PM EDTRegistration link - This talk will describe new circuit architectures and control methods that our research group developed for th […]

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