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Posted on 08 February 2012


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  ~


Programmable Power Supply Series Extends To 650 V Output
September 30, 2014

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of high voltage models to TDK-Lambda's Z+ series of 200W and 400W programmable DC power supplies. read more […]

3 Watt Current Sensing Metal Plate Chip Resistor
September 30, 2014

KOA Speer Electronics introduces its new TLR, 3W current sensing metal plate chip resistor in a 2512 package. read more […]

Configurable Power Supplies Produce 1200W In 1U Format
September 30, 2014

Excelsys Technologies announces the introduction of the new UltiMod range, the first in its class to carry a 5-year warranty. read more […]

DSP Processors Optimized For Power-Constrained Applications
September 30, 2014

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced the ADSP-BF70x Blackfin® processor family, a high-performance DSP series that delivers a class-leading 800 MMACS of processing power at less than 100 mW - double the performance or half the power of competing devices. read more […]

Electronica 2014: ROHM Semiconductor Presents Most Recent Technologies and Products
September 30, 2014

  At the forefront: Innovative high-efficient products for advanced power management, embedded, wireless and sensor technology At the world’s biggest electronics show, electronica in Munich (Nov. 11-14, 2014/Hall A5-Booth 562) ROHM Semiconductor will present its most recent developments from the company’s R&D centers as well as co-developments with partn […]

Industrial Amplifier Measures Torque, Angle With No Programming
September 29, 2014

HBM, Inc. has introduced a industrial measurement amplifier that enables users to make precise, dynamic measurements of raw and filtered torque, frequency, pulse, speed, and angle of rotation. read more […]

Large Ultracapacitor Cells
September 29, 2014

The latest addition to the Maxwell Technologies K2 series of ultra-capacitor cells is rated 2.85 V and 3400-farad. The ultra-capacitor cell increases the range of available specific power and stored energy in the industry-standard 60 mm cylindrical K2 form factor, and introduces DuraBlue Shock and Vibration Technology, the newest innovation in ultra-capacito […]

Software Creates Power Supply Board Layout Fast
September 29, 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) unveiled WEBENCH® PCB Export, a new feature in TI's online WEBENCH Power Designer tool that engineers can use to quickly create a power supply printed circuit board (PCB) layout and export it to industry-leading computer-aided design (CAD) development platforms. read more […]

600 V LED Simulating DC Load Module Tests LED Drivers
September 29, 2014

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. announces the release of the new 63115A LED Simulating DC Electronic Load. read more […]

Motion Control Kits Support Advanced Robotics Apps
September 29, 2014

XMOS and Synapticon announced a new range of development kits that allows embedded designers to quickly and easily create a wide variety of innovative motor control and motion control applications. read more […]

Researchers Design Circuits That Function at Temperatures Over 350 °C
September 29, 2014

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have designed integrated circuits that can survive at temperatures greater than 350 degrees Celsius - or roughly 660 degrees Fahrenheit. The Power Plant read more […]

New GaN-ready Magnetics
September 29, 2014

  Demonstrated optimized performance in next generation energy-efficient, compact power conversion technologies Precision, Inc. ( announces the global launch of the company´s GaN-ready magnetic capabilities. GaN-ready LLC transformers and PFC inductors are now available for a broad range of applications including, power factor correctio […]

Half-Brick DC-DC Converter Has 24, 48 Vdc Inputs
September 26, 2014

Powerstax has introduced a new series of advanced DC-DC converter products. read more […]

Momentary LED Illuminated Miniature Rocker Switch
September 26, 2014

CW Industries introduces a LED illuminated miniature rocker switch in a Momentary Function for users with applications requiring a spring return. read more […]

Integrated LCD Controller Technology Improves Vehicle Safety
September 26, 2014

Intersil Corporation announced its latest generation LCD video processor--the TW8836--with both analog and digital video inputs, a built-in scaler and de-interlacer, as well as image enhancement and On Screen Display capabilities in a single-chip, hardware-based solution. read more […]

Digital Potentiometers Enable Output Voltage Adjustment Of Switched-Mode Supplies
September 26, 2014

Miguel Usach, Analog Devices A properly designed digital potentiometer circuit can provide an accurate, prefined output voltage to power up a switched-mode power supply. A properly designed digital potentiometer circuit can provide an accurate, prefined output voltage to power up a switched-mode power supply. read more […]

Multi-Chip Laser Diode For Projectors
September 25, 2014

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced the first compact laser multi-chip package. read more […]

16-Channel, 16-Bit ±10V DAC Drives 10mA, 1000pF Loads
September 25, 2014

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2668-16, a 16-channel, 16-bit voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with SoftSpan™ outputs, each of which can be independently configured for one of five selectable unipolar and bipolar output ranges up to ±10 V. read more […]

Power Stage Enables High Efficiency Server, Datacom Systems
September 25, 2014

Infineon Technologies AG announces DrBlade 2, an integrated power stage device that combines two power MOSFETs and a DC/DC driver IC with integrated current and temperature sensing in a compact, low-profile package that helps engineers of server and datacom applications handle high power density requirements and shorten design-in cycles. read more […]

Comparator, Op Amp Families Have Industrial Temperature Ratings
September 25, 2014

Diodes Incorporated has introduced the industry standard LM2901 quad and LM2903 dual comparators and LM2902 quad and LM2904 dual op amps in an extended temperature rating. read more […]

Chassis Mount Supply Provides Programmable Voltage, Current Down to Zero
September 25, 2014

XP Power announced the HDS3000 series of 3000 Watt programmable AC/DC power supplies. read more […]

Large Can DirectFET® MOSFETs Feature Ultra-low RDS(ON)
September 25, 2014

International Rectifier, IR announced the introduction of a family of Large Can DirectFET® MOSFETs for industrial applications requiring ultra-low on-state resistance (RDS(ON)) including high power DC motors, DC/AC inverters, and high current switching applications such as active ORing hot swap, and eFuse. read more […]

2014 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)
September 24, 2014

2014 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)October 27-30, 2014, Coimbra, Portugal IEEE-VPPC 2014 will be held on October 2014 in Coimbra (UNESCO World Heritage), Portugal. Coimbra is located in the center of Portugal one hour from Oporto and two hours from Lisbon. It is our aim to provide an interesting forum about vehicle power and propulsion d […]

2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)
September 24, 2014

2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)October 19-22, 2014, Milwaukee, USA  The purpose of the International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) 2014 is to bring together researchers, engineers, manufacturers, practitioners and customers from all over the world to share and d […]

2014 IEEE Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
September 24, 2014

2014 IEEE Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)September 28 - October 1, 2014, Perth Australia The Australasian University Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) will be held on the 28th of September to the 1st of October at Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia. This conference is co-sponsored by the Centre of Smart Grid and Sustain […]

Silicon Power Schottky Diodes for High Frequency Applications
September 24, 2014

America Semiconductor, LLC announced the release of their SD51 silicon power Schottky diodes. read more […]

800V Optically Isolated AC Power Switch Utilizing Dual-Power SCR Outputs
September 24, 2014

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation, announced the availability of the CPC1964B, an AC Solid State Switch utilizing dual power SCR outputs. read more […]

Femto/Picoammeters and Electrometers for Research and Develop
September 24, 2014

Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced the B2980A Series of femto/picoammeters and electrometers, the world's first graphical picoammeters and electrometers to confidently measure down to 0.01 fA which is 0.01 x 10-15 A, and up to 10 petaohms (POhms), which is 10 x 1015 Ohms. read more […]

Power Line Communication (PLC) Modems Support Major Standards
September 24, 2014

Easing the burden of supporting multiple regions with one device, Texas Instruments (TI) announced a new power line communication (PLC) modem platform that supports the G3, PRIME and IEEE-1901.2 standards across both CENELEC and ARIB frequency bands. read more […]

3 Watt DC-DC Converters
September 24, 2014

Aimtec announces a new AM3TI-RZ and AM3TIW-RZ series 3 Watt DC to DC converters. read more […]

Transphorm Awarded Landmark Patents for GaN Power Conversion
September 24, 2014

Transphorm Inc. announced that it has secured fundamental patents in the area of Gallium Nitride (GaN) power conversion. read more […]

SiC MOSFETs Help Power Japan's Growing Solar Energy Infrastructure
September 24, 2014

Cree, Inc. announced that its C2MT, 1200V, 80mWxx SiC MOSFETs have been selected by Sanix Corporation, Japan, to be designed into their new 9.9kW three-phase solar inverters for use in the construction of commercial photovoltaic systems in the fast-growing Japanese solar energy market. read more […]

Topology and Components Selection For Cost and Performance In Automotive Converters
September 23, 2014

Alexander Isurin and Alexander Cook, Vanner inc. Cost, reliability, and electromagnetic compatibility are the key factors to consider when selecting components for automotive power systems. Cost, reliability, and electromagnetic compatibility are the key factors to consider when selecting components for automotive power systems. read more […]

Advanced 1200V IGBTs
September 23, 2014

STMicroelectronics' latest 1200V IGBTs leverage second-generation trench-gate field-stop high-speed technology to boost energy efficiency and ruggedness in applications such as solar inverters, welders, uninterruptible power supplies, and Power-Factor Correction (PFC) converters. read more […]

Driver Reference Designs For CREE LED Bulbs
September 23, 2014

Power Integrations announced four reference designs describing drivers for dimmable PAR 30 and PAR 38 LED light bulbs read more […]

PCIM Asia 2015 - Call for Papers now open
September 22, 2014

  The Call for Papers PCIM Asia 2015, Chinas leading international user-oriented conference on power electronics, is now open. The deadline for submissions is 17 November 2014. Experts from industry and science are kindly invited to present the latest developments and expectations for future trends in the power electronics industry. Conference topics 1. Envi […]

Infineon Strengthens Position Among the World’s Most Sustainable Companies
September 11, 2014

  The Swiss investment company RobecoSAM announced today that Infineon Technologies AG has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth time in a row. "Infineon has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2010 and has developed very positively during that time. In everything we do, we are aware […]

PCIM South America 2014 – networking platform for power electronics
September 11, 2014

  The focus of PCIM South America 2014, taking place from 14 - 15 October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil, is Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management. The international conference with oral and poster sessions, including seminars and a parallel exhibition, offers a view on current trends and applications. Visitors and conferen […]

Infineon Consolidates Leading Position in Power Semiconductors - Growth Despite Weak Market
September 9, 2014

  Number One for the First Time in MOSFET Segment Infineon Technologies AG consolidated its position as global market leader in power semiconductors last year. With a market share of 12.3 per cent, the company came in first for the eleventh time in a row, according to a study carried out by IHS Inc (NYSE: […]

Linkker starts EV bus production based on VISEDO drive train
September 5, 2014

  On 29th of August Finnish electric bus manufacturer Linkker Oy announced in financial newspaper 'Tekniikka&Talous' that the manufacturing on their VISEDO electric drive train based bus will begin. The first test buses are expected to be on the road already by the end of this year. Even as a company Linkker is quite new […]

New Low Power Microcontroller Equipped with High Efficiency Class D Speaker Amplifier and Audio Playback Function
September 4, 2014

  Monolithic design contributes to improved safety, longer battery life, and greater miniaturization LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group Company, has recently announced the development of a low power microcontroller that integrates an 8bit low power MCU core, speech synthesis circuit, high efficiency Class D speaker amp, non-volatile memory, and oscillator cir […]

The First Hybrid Wood Chipper in the world - powered by Visedo
September 3, 2014

  Finnish forest technology manufacturer KESLA Oyj presented the world's first diesel-electric Hybrid wood chipper KESLA C860 Hybrid at FinnMETKO 2014 exhibition, in Jämsä, Finland on 28th of August 2014. The electric drive train for the new serial hybrid chipper has been designed and delivered by Finnish hybrid system specialist VISEDO. Kesla C860 Hybr […]

GvA expands sales portfolio of high power IGBT drivers
September 2, 2014

    GvA Power Electronics in Mannheim is expanding its sales portfolio of high-power IGBT drivers with a range of new products from Cambridge (UK) based Amantys Ltd.       The Mannheim-based distributor, developer, and manufacturer of custom specific power electronics sees this new product line as the perfect complement for its existing programme […]

2014 4th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC)
July 8, 2014

2014 IEEE 4th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC)September 30 - October 1, 2014, Nuremberg, Germany  Increasing power consumption, CO2 reduction, growing mobility or progressing automation – none of these future megatrends is possible without powerful electric drives. The electrification of the automobile powertrain is considered cruci […]

2014 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC)
July 8, 2014

2014 IEEE 36th Annual INTELEC® Conference on Energy for Communications (INTELEC)28 September-02 October, 2014, Vancouver, Canada  It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the spectacular world class city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for the 36th Annual INTELEC® Conference on Energy for Communications. INTELEC® 2014 will take place September […]

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