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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  ~


Three-Terminal GDT Protects Against Fast-Rising Transients
January 23, 2015

Littelfuse, Inc. introduced the SL1010A Series Gas Discharge Tube (GDT), a small-footprint, three-terminal, surface mount component that protects a broad range of communication equipment from damage due to fast-rising transients typically caused by lightning disturbances. read more […]

Proximity Sensor Provides Superior Distance Sensing
January 23, 2015

STMicroelectronics revealed a new highly accurate optical range-finding module based on FlightSense™ Time-of-Flight technology that offers designers superior distance-measurement capability. read more […]

Gallium Nitride Half Bridge Enables 48 V to 12 V System Efficiency
January 23, 2015

EPC announces the EPC2105, 80 V enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge. read more […]

All-in-One Fan Driver Simplifies Circuit Design
January 23, 2015

Diodes Incorporated has announced the introduction of a pair of all-in-one single-phase 12V fan motor drivers for low to medium voltage brushless DC fan control in consumer, home appliance, industrial and office equipment. read more […]

Flow Meter Reference Design Provides Accuracy with Ultra-Low-Power
January 23, 2015

An Ultrasonic flow meter reference design from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. improves on traditional mechanical flow meters that measure water and heat usage with spinning wheels that can get out of calibration due to wear from friction and contaminants. read more […]

LED Matrix Manager Suits Adaptive Automotive Headlight Systems
January 22, 2015

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's first fully integrated high-brightness LED matrix manager IC for adaptive automotive headlight systems. read more […]

Thin Film Chip Resistor Sample Kits Suit Precision Needs
January 22, 2015

Stackpole has unveiled engineering sample kits designed for precision applications. The moisture withstanding RNCS Series kits contain 20 pieces each of 45 of the most popular resistance values for the 0603 size kit and 47 of the most popular values for the 0805 size kit. The RNCS0603 kit has resistance values ranging from 49.9 W up to 249 kW. The RNCS0805 k […]

Simulation Tool Enables Fast, Accurate Thermal Analysis
January 22, 2015

Future Facilities announced a significant update to 6SigmaET, the company's powerful, intuitive and easy-to-learn thermal simulation tool for use by designers of electronic components and products. read more […]

Human Thoughts Control Prosthetic Device To Grip And Place Objects
January 22, 2015

A woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her thoughts to pick and place objects. read more […]

IGBTs Raise Energy Efficiency and Ruggedness for Solar and Industrial Power
January 21, 2015

New M-series1200V IGBTs from STMicroelectronics feature advanced trench-gate field-stop technology to save more energy and increase reliability in applications such as solar inverters, welding equipment, uninterruptible power supplies, and industrial motor drives. read more […]

Ultra-Compact µDC-DC Converter Power Modules
January 21, 2015

TDK Corporation announces a new series of ultra-compact EPCOS µDC-DC converters featuring a footprint of only 2.9 mm x 2.3 mm and an insertion height of 1 mm. read more […]

Hybrid Regulated Ratio Quarter-Brick Module for ATCA Applications
January 21, 2015

Ericsson has introduced the industry's first 580W high-power DC/DC intermediate bus converter (IBC) module in a quarter-brick format to target Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) applications. read more […]

28V, 280A, 32-Channel Solid-State Power Controller
January 21, 2015

Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces a new 32-Channel Solid-State Power Controller (RP-26611000N0) featuring high power density and advanced programmability. read more […]

LED Driver from Diodes Offers High E-Transformer Compatibility in Non-Dimmable MR16 Lamp Design
January 21, 2015

The AL8820 LED driver converter from Diodes Incorporated is a compact, two-stage, boost/buck non-dimmable MR16 lamp design solution that is simultaneously characterized by high power factor, low total harmonic distortion (THD) and low-output current ripple. read more […]

Architects of Modern Power (AMP) Consortium Select Intersil Digital DC/DC Controllers
January 21, 2015

Intersil Corporation announced that three of its digital DC/DC controllers have been incorporated into digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters developed by the founding members of the Architects of Modern Power (AMP) consortium. read more […]

Global Semiconductor Market Set for Strongest Growth in Four Years in 2014
January 21, 2015

Worldwide semiconductor market revenue is on track to achieve a 9.4 percent expansion this year, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance since 2010. read more […]

Wet Tantalum Capacitor Meets MIL-PRF-39006/33 Specs
January 20, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released a tantalum-cased, hermetically sealed wet tantalum capacitor that is reportedly the industry's first qualified to the MIL-PRF-39006/33 specification. read more […]

Low Leakage Current 3-Phase Filter
January 20, 2015

SCHURTER expands its successful range of FMBC NEO 3-phase filters with a low leakage current series for applications where leakage currents are restricted to minimal allowable levels. read more […]

PMICs Provide Complete Solution for Mobile Multi-Core ARM Processors
January 20, 2015

ams AG added to its family of power management ICs (PMICs) for mobile multi-core ARM processors with the AS3722, which provides a complete power-control solution for Nvidia's Tegra K1 mobile system-on-chip (SoC). read more […]

Top Power Management Semiconductors Of Q3 and Q4 2014
January 20, 2015

Here are Power Electronics’ top power management semiconductors for the third and fourth quarters of 2014. read more […]

Disk Varistor Comes With Thermally Coupled Fuse
January 20, 2015

TDK Epcos T series of ThermoFuse™ varistors consist of a disk varistor in series with a thermally coupled fuse. read more […]

Infineon Technologies AG successfully acquires International Rectifier
January 19, 2015

  Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) announced the closing of the acquisition of International Rectifier. With effect from today, the El Segundo based company has become part of Infineon following the approval of all necessary regulatory authorities and International Rectifier’s shareholders. “The acquisition of International Rectifier is an […]

Commutation Encoder Reduces Assembly Time on BLDC Motors
January 19, 2015

CUI Inc has announced an addition to its next-generation modular encoder series that generates standard U/V/W commutation signals for vectoring current to brushless motors. read more […]

All-SiC 1.2kV Six-Pack Enables Inverters With Lower Losses, Higher Output Power
January 16, 2015

Cree, Inc. has expanded its silicon carbide (SiC) 1.2 kV six-pack power module family with a new 20A all-SiC module ideally suited for 5-15 kW three-phase applications. read more […]

2.2 MHz Step-Down Regulator Has Dual Tracking LDOs
January 16, 2015

The LT3668 from Linear Technology Corp. is a 400 mA, 40 V step-down switching regulator with dual tracking LDO outputs packaged in an MSOP-16E. read more […]

Triple-Channel Programmable Power Supply
January 16, 2015

Keithley Instruments announced the addition of an economical triple-channel power supply to the company's Series 2200 line of programmable DC power supplies. read more […]

IEEE International Workshop On Integrated Power Packaging (IWIPP)
January 15, 2015

IEEE International Workshop On Integrated Power Packaging-IWIPPMay 3-6, 2015, Chicago, Illinois  With the advent of wide bandgap (WBG) and silicon power semiconductor and compact power converter technologies, there is now a critical need to have a focused workshop on power packaging and system integration. The new IEEE Workshop is to bring together researche […]

Expanded Range Of Flat Motors
January 15, 2015

Nanotec BLDC flat motors of the DF45 series are the solution of choice where high precision is essential and space is tight. read more […]

Through-Hole Ceramic Capacitors Are Good To 150 °C
January 15, 2015

KEMET Corp. introduced its expanded line of Aximax High Temperature Axial Capacitors. These new offerings are based on the same successful KEMET material technologies utilized in the surface mount X8L and X8R dielectric platforms. The new axial form factor now enables these technologies to be extended into high vibration environments. read more […]

USB 2.0 Jack With Integrated EMC Filter
January 15, 2015

Wurth Electronics offers a USB 2.0, type A jack, the WE-EPLE, the first and only USB jack with an integrated EMC filter and ESD protection. read more […]

Using A Supercapacitor To Improve Linear Regulator Performance
January 15, 2015

A supercapacitor can be used with a low dropout linear regulator to improve the linear regulator’s efficiency, transient response, and noise characteristics in a circuit. A supercapacitor can be used with a low dropout linear regulator to improve the linear regulator’s efficiency, transient response, and noise characteristics in a circuit. read more […]

New Law For Superconductors
January 15, 2015

Mathematical description of relationship between thickness, temperature, and resistivity could spur advances in superconductors. The Power Plant read more […]

December 29, 2014

  Enhanced standard for superior thermal and dynamic performances SEMiX®5 completes the  SEMiX® product family between 50kW and 350kW for 650V, 1200V and 1700V applications. The baseplate module features rugged power terminals with 17mm height and Press-Fit contacts for a low cost solder-free assembly of the gate driver. A significantly reduced stray inducta […]

Infineon and UMC Announce Manufacturing Agreement for Automotive Applications
December 26, 2014

  Companies will jointly bring Infineon’s Smart Power Technology to UMC’s 300mm manufacturing Joint press release of Infineon Technologies and United Microelectronics Corporation  The semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303), a leading global semiconductor fou […]

ROHM Introduces Its New Intelligent Power Modules for High-performance Switching
December 18, 2014

  Devices feature proprietary isolation and advanced energy-saving characteristics for embedded motor driving and inverters ROHM Semiconductor unveiled its new IPM (Intelligent Power Module) family for power-efficient motor driving and inverter applications. Based on ROHMs experience with Power Devices the new module series includes IGBT based modules optimi […]

Weidmüller OMNIMATE – Service AppGuide: Innovative "Application-oriented product recommendation" selection aid
December 16, 2014

  Tailored products for convenient and fast device development. Weidmüller is extending its OMNIMATE device connection technology area to include a further service offering: The Internet-based "Application-­oriented product recommendation" selection aid supplements the established 72-hour sample service. It provides a fast, user-friendly – and so f […]

ROHM’s New Facility Increases Its LSI Post Processing Production Capability by 40%
December 12, 2014

  The 15 billion yen investment is expected to meet future demands in the automotive and industrial markets In response to the increasing demand for expanding the post processing production capability of LSIs, ROHM has plans to build a new facility at ROHM Integrated Systems (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (RIST). The project is currently in the […]

2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2015)
December 11, 2014

2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2015)20-24 September, 2015, Montreal, Canada  The IEEE Industry Applications and Power Electronics Societies are pleased to announce The 7th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2015), which will be held in Montreal, Canada, on September 20 - 24, 2015.  ECCE 2015 is the pivotal […]

VISEDO opens a new factory in Finland
December 11, 2014

The main office and the motor factory of VISEDO which has been operating already in the new location for one month was now officially inaugurated on the 14th of November 2014. In total over 100 guests representing mostly VISEDO customers participated the event in the new location at: VISEDO Oy, Lentokentäntie 44, 53600 Lappeenranta, Finland. […]

MACOM Introduces Industry Leading High Power SP3T and SP4T 200 Watt PIN Diode Switches
December 10, 2014

  Featuring low insertion loss and excellent linearity operating over the 50 MHz to 1 GHz frequency range, these devices are ideal for land mobile radio applications M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc.  (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced two high power PIN diode switches, with […]

Infineon Technologies Bipolar Offers Application Optimized Bipolar Power Modules
December 8, 2014

  Introducing Cost-Effective Solder Bond Modules Infineon Technologies Bipolar GmbH & Co. KG today launches bipolar power modules in solder bond technology to address the specific requirements of cost-effective applications. With these new PowerBlock modules the company expands its already comprehensive power module portfolio which, so far, was only usin […]

Kionix Announces New Software Development Center in Finland
December 5, 2014

  Leveraging skilled resources and expertise in the area to broaden its sensor and sensing solutions portfolio Leading MEMS manufacturer, Kionix, Inc., together with its parent company, ROHM Semiconductor, announced the opening of a new software development center in Oulu, Finland to reinforce their sensor software and development resources. The new jointly […]

27th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)
November 6, 2014

27th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)May 10-14, 2015, Hong Kong  The 27th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD), sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society and the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan   […]

2015 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
November 6, 2014

2015 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)15-19 March, 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina  "All Technical Committee Meetings are OPEN forum" As The Premier Event in Applied Power Electronics™, APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference, APEC ha […]

2015 Clemson University Power Systems Conference (PSC)
November 6, 2014

2015 Clemson University Power Systems Conference (PSC) March 10-13, 2015, Clemson University The theme of the fourteenth annual power systems conference is "Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Power and Energy Systems". Advanced Metering, Communication, Computing, Control, Distributed Resources and Protection among other topics will be emphasiz […]

IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles (ESARS)
November 6, 2014

IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles March 3-5, 2015, Aachen, Germany   Conference WebsiteConference Registration […]

IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)
November 6, 2014

IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)February 20-21, 2015, University of Illinois Join us at the annual IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), a perfect place to investigate future power and energy technologies presented by leading industry and academic experts in the power and energy field. The conference will promote academic an […]

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