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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  ~


Software Enables Accurate Stability Test, Improves Non-Invasive Phase Margin Measurement Accuracy
April 23, 2014

Steve Sandler, Picotest The mathematics behind the non-invasive measurement was incorporated into the OMICRON Lab Bode 100 VNA software, sold by, starting in late 2011. read more […]

Weidmüller second-generation voltage testers with extra functions
April 23, 2014

  Simple and standard-compliant voltage testing with two-pole testers.   Built-in visual and/or buzzer function for continuity and voltage testing.   Six variants offering a wide variety of functions.     Weidmüller has equipped its second-generation two-pole voltage testers with extra functions and made even more improvements to its product range. Weidmülle […]

Low Profile High Density Power Modules
April 22, 2014

Exar Corporation introduced the XRP9710 and XRP9711 multi-output, synchronous step-down, programmable power modules that offer the industry's highest power density and lowest profile at 2.75 mm. read more […]

35 A "Power Block" DC-DC Converter Module Suits FPGA, Embedded Apps
April 22, 2014

Murata announced the latest addition to the OKLP range of "Power Block" products from Murata Power Solutions. read more […]

650 V SiC Diodes Offer Dual Configurations
April 22, 2014

New dual-configuration Schottky silicon-carbide (SiC) diodes from STMicroelectronics are the first such devices in the industry with a voltage rating of 650 V per diode in a choice of common-cathode or series configurations allowing use in interleaved or bridgeless power-factor correction (PFC) circuits. read more […]

16A µModule Regulator Configurable For One To Four Outputs
April 21, 2014

Linear Technology announces the LTM4644 quad output step-down µModule® (micromodule) regulator configurable as a single (16 A), dual (12 A, 4 A or 8 A, 8A), triple (8 A, 4 A, 4 A) or quad (4 A each) output regulator. read more […]

Unipolar Hall-Effect Switch Has Built-In Diagnostics
April 21, 2014

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces a revolutionary unipolar, Hall-effect switch that is unlike any other competitive device on the market today. read more […]

P-Channel MOSFET Claims Lowest On-Resistance
April 21, 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. extended its offering of TrenchFET® p-channel Gen III power MOSFETs with a new device that claims the lowest on-resistance ever for a p-channel MOSFET. read more […]

Customizable Upscreening and Sorting Process Flows For High-Reliability TVS Diodes
April 21, 2014

Littelfuse, Inc. now offers users the ability to customize the upscreening and sorting process flows for High-Reliability Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes. read more […]

Fuel Derived From Seawater Powers Scale Model WWII Aircraft
April 21, 2014

Navy researchers at the U.S. The Power Plant read more […]

Advanced T-type NPC- 3 level modules: A new possibility with RB-IGBT's
April 18, 2014

Fuji Electric’s patented Reverse Blocking IGBT technology has been used to create a 3 level Advanced Neutral Point Clamping power module that shows better loss characteristics than standard 2 level converters read more […]

Circular Connectors Address Strict Safety Requirements For Lightning Protection
April 18, 2014

API Technologies Corp. announced that their EMI filtered and unfiltered circular connectors are now available to meet the standards for RTCA/DO-160 Section 22 Lightning Requirements. read more […]

Digital Compensation Simplifies Design, Improves Performance Of Point-of-Load Module
April 16, 2014

CUI’s NDM3ZS-60 dc-to-dc point of load module incorporates an advanced digital control scheme that maintains stable switching performance, eliminating the need for built-in compensation to account for variations in temperature and manufacturing. CUI’s NDM3ZS-60 dc-to-dc point of load module incorporates an advanced digital control scheme that maintains stabl […]

By 2024 Over 50% of the Li-ion Battery Business will be for Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars
April 16, 2014

According to a report from IDTechEx, the lithium-ion battery business is growing rapidly to many tens of billions of dollars yearly, thanks to billions of dollars continuing to be invested in the industry. read more […]

Eaton, University of Pittsburgh Open Power Engineering Lab
April 16, 2014

Power management company Eaton and the University of Pittsburgh today unveiled the Swanson School of Engineering's new Electric Power Systems Lab with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pitt's Benedum Hall of Engineering. read more […]

Thermally & Electrically Conductive Adhesive (TECA) Film
April 16, 2014

Rogers Corporation Advanced Circuit Materials Division launched COOLSPAN®, providing reliable high temperature performance. read more […]

Op Amp Delivers High Precision Measurements for Industrial Applications
April 16, 2014

Texas Instruments introduced the industry's first 36-V rail-to-rail input and output (RRIO) operational amplifier (op amp) to achieve precision offset voltage and drift without using auto-zero techniques. read more […]

SMD Power Inductor Has Low-loss Construction
April 16, 2014

AVX Corp. has introduced the new LMIP Series SMD power inductors. read more […]

Miniature, 3.3 V Linear Hall-Effect Sensor IC
April 16, 2014

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new linear, Hall-effect sensor IC specifically designed for applications that require medium accuracy in a very small package. read more […]

ETL-Listed Modular LED Street Lights
April 16, 2014

LEDtronics introduces a series of dimmable modular LED streetlights that are ETL listed and RoHS compliant. read more […]

Compensating The RHPZ In The CCM Boost Converter: The Analytical Way
April 15, 2014

The RHPZ itself is not an converter operated in CCM. Once its location is deter- mined, a simple compensation process can be applied, as explained here. read more […]

LEM's new HO 6, 10 and 25-P current transducers offer more flexible mounting in small packaging
April 15, 2014

  Open-loop Hall-effect ASIC based devices measuring up to 25A DC, AC or pulsed Over-current detection, fault reporting functions Operate over -40 to +105ºC PCB-mount design with aperture for the primary conductor   LEM has added three new members to its HO series of PCB-through-hole mounting current transducers, which provide an aperture of 8 x […]

Solar Cell Achieves 25.6% Energy Conversion Efficiency In Lab
April 14, 2014

Panasonic Corporation announced that it has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6% (cell area3: 143.7 cm²) in its HIT® solar cells, a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based solar cells. The Power Plant read more […]

ROHM Semiconductor at PCIM 2014: Novelties and key products
April 14, 2014

              ROHM Semiconductor will present its latest power management product designs at PCIM, the leading trade fair for power electronics in Nuremberg, from May 20 – 22, 2014 (Hall 9, Booth 211). The novelties offer beneficial characteristics resulting from latest material research, packaging and manufacturing expertise and meet the […]

Understanding the Right-Half-Plane Zero: Part 2 (.PDF download)
April 11, 2014

Analytical description of the right-half-plane zero for voltage-mode and current-mode converters. read more […]

Waveform Generator Meets Low Frequency Test Needs
April 10, 2014

Rigol Technologies, Inc. introduces the DG1000Z series , adding to its extensive portfolio of feature rich test and measurement equipment. read more […]

Weidmüller's “PROmax” series of switched-mode power supply units
April 10, 2014

    New, versatile power supplies for machines and systems. Powerful and all-purpose switched-mode power supply units in a slim design for demanding automation solutions. – “PROmax” supplies power for overloads, even at high temperatures.     With its new “PROmax” series of switched-mode power supply units, Weidmüller is offering versatile and extremely effi […]

Liquid Metal Battery Stores Power After Sun Or Wind Retreat
April 9, 2014

Ambri is employing Liquid Metal Batteries as the basis of a scheme to store power for significantly less than current battery technologies. The Power Plant read more […]

Basics of Investigating Inductor Requirements For Power And RF/Microwaves Designs
April 9, 2014

Inductors are key circuit elements in many electronic designs, from power and voltage-conversion circuits to higher-frequency RF/microwave circuits. Selecting an inductor that is a good fit for a particular circuit design read more […]

Compact and Efficient Electromotor
April 9, 2014

  The “MotorBrain” Research Team Presents the First Prototype at the Hannover Messe 2014 Press release from the German partners in the “MotorBrain” research project (Infineon, Siemens, Technische Universität Dresden, ZF Friedrichshafen) German researchers present the prototype of an electric motor that may shape the future of electromobility: Small, light an […]

EPRI Unveils Study on the Integrated Electric Grid
April 8, 2014

The Electric Power Research Institute has launched a study on the transformation of the electric power grid. read more […]

GaN LED Revenue Ascends 10.6 Percent in 2013-but Market's Era of Fast Growth Is Coming to an End
April 8, 2014

Driven by surging demand from the lighting, tablet and cellphone backlighting segments, global revenue for gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (GaN LED) climbed 10.6 percent in 2013, but this could mark the last hurrah for the era of double-digit dollar growth for the market. read more […]

LPC UARTs Reduce Footprint in Industrial PCs
April 8, 2014

Exar Corporation announced the XR28V382 and XR28V384 UARTs for the Intel Low Pin Count (LPC) motherboard bus. read more […]

45V 500mA LDO Offers 25µVRMS Noise, Programmable Current Limit & Power Good
April 8, 2014

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3065, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable current limit and a power good flag. read more […]

Ultra-High-Precision Through-Hole Z-Foil Resistor for Applications to +200°C
April 8, 2014

To meet the growing demand for precise, stable, and reliable resistors that can operate in harsh environments, Vishay Precision Group, Inc. announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has introduced a new ultra-high-precision through-hole Z-Foil resistor designed for high-temperature applications up to +200°C. read more […]

Two visitor forums at PCIM Europe 2014
April 8, 2014

  PCIM Europe 2014 International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management Nuremberg, 20 – 22 May 2014   On 20 – 22 May 2014 it’s all about power electronics and its applications in different areas such as e-mobility, intelligent motion, HVDC transmission, high speed train, wind power, photovo […]

Integrated energy management system from Weidmüller sustainably cuts both consumption and costs
April 7, 2014

  Forward-looking solution creates options for taking action in the industrial environment Energy efficiency is a topic that is on everyone's lips. Alongside Industry 4.0, energy efficiency is one of the key elements of Hannover Messe 2014. At the world's biggest industrial trade fair, Weidmüller will be showcasing an integrated energy management s […]

VISEDO drive trains moving people in France
April 1, 2014

The French innovative Bus manufacturer Safra has selected VISEDO as the supplier of full electric drive train for the new hybrid bus BUSINOVA. The new buses are now already in serial production with first vehicles being delivered now to various cities in France e.g. Toulouse, Gaillac and Albi. BUSINOVA ready for service (Picture by Safra) […]

LEM: New benchmarks for energy saving and control
March 28, 2014

    The use of new process technologies enables the new generation of LEM open-loop Hall-effect current transducers to combine the performance of closed-loop current transducers but at a significantly lower price.   In today’s power electronics, the most widely discussed topic is the search for increased energy saving and control. Across all types of […]

Infineon’s 700W L-Band Transistor with Highest-in-Industry Output Power Reduces BOM and Provides Higher Reliability and Ruggedness
March 26, 2014

  Infineon Technologies AG introduced its 700W L-Band RF power transistor featuring the highest-in-industry L-Band output power (700W) available for radar systems operating in the 1200 – 1400 MHz frequency range. By lowering part counts, the new device can reduce system cost and improve reliability while maintaining high ruggedness.     Radar systems emit a […]

IEEE-2014 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM 2014)
December 17, 2013

New deadline for paper submission: 2nd January 2014 The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the 22nd International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion. The general Chairman and the Steering Committee invite you to participate in the Symposium by presenting a paper within the delineated framework. In addition to th […]

IEEE-2014 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)
December 17, 2013

NEW DIGEST SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2013ITEC is aimed at helping the industry in the transition from conventional vehicles to advanced electrified vehicles. The conference is focused on components, systems, standards, and grid interface technologies, related to efficient power conversion for all types of electrified transportation, including electri […]

IEEE- 2014 International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM)
December 17, 2013

Dear participants to OPTIM Conference, It is our pleasure and honour to welcome you to the 14th International Conference on OPTIMIZATION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, sponsored and organised by Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, between 22nd - 24th of May 2014. As previous editions, the OPTIM Conference is co-organized by University Polite […]

IEEE 2014 International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC-Hiroshima 2014 ECCE-ASIA)
December 17, 2013

  On behalf of the Organizing and Steering Committees, we sincerely welcome you to the 2014 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima 2014 -ECCE Asia-. The first IPEC was held in 1983, and since then, in 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005, IPEC’s have been held in different locations, sponsored by IEEJ. Since 2010, IPEC has had the additional functi […]

IEEE ISPSD-2014 The International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs
July 23, 2013

The International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD) brings together the world's foremost experts on power devices and power integrated circuit technologies and applications. It has become the premier international conference in this field, drawing an annual attendance of about 400 engineers, scientists, students, and professors.In […]

IEEE PEMD-2014-The 7th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
July 23, 2013

The 7th IET international conference on power electronics, machines and drives PEMD 2014, with its prestigious past and reputation, focused on the latest developments in electrical drives, machines and power electronic systems. […]

Drivers bring enhanced functionality for industrial applications

Infineon Technologies has launched the 1EDI EiceDRIVER compact single channel gate driver for applications with isolation voltages of up to 1200V. The galvanically isolated driver components are based on the company's Coreless Transformer Technology, which enables output currents of up to 6A on separate pins. […]

Brushless dc motor companion device

A three phase brushless dc motor gate driver with power module has been introduced by Microchip. The MCP8024 includes functions that provide dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers and PIC microcontrollers with the ability to drive six n-channel mosfets. This, it adds, will bring improved performance and higher robustness, along with increased efficiency and lower […]

RF transistors cover all cellular infrastructure bands

Two new Airfast rf power solutions have been introduced by Freescale. […]

Power supplies meet latest green specifications

Adding to its ECS family of 'green' ac/dc power supplies, XP Power has introduced the 130W ECS130 module. […]

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