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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 1
May 27, 2016

Masashi Nogawa, Senior Systems Engineer, Texas Instruments A three-part article will examine Hysteretic-Mode converters branded as D-CAP, D-CAP+, D-CAP2, D-CAP3, constant-on-time, or DCS-Control. read more […]

Weidmüller FrontCom® Vario: efficient and flexible access to plants and processes with new inserts
May 26, 2016

  The existing product range has been expanded to include various new inserts such as VGA, HDMI and additional sockets. Optional pre-defined sets can be ordered FrontCom® Vario from Weidmüller offers protected service interfaces on switch cabinets which allow a range of different service tasks to be performed during ongoing operation and effectively increase […]

Toyota Scientists Make Breakthrough on Safer, Smarter Batteries
May 25, 2016

A new breakthrough involving magnesium batteries may soon open the doors for smaller, longer-lasting batteries for everything from cars to cell phones. read more […]

New Thermal Interface Materials
May 23, 2016

  Outstanding thermal performance Beside a standard silicone based and a silicon free thermal grease, a phase change material and the new high performance thermal paste with an improved thermal performance are now available. SEMIKRON formulated a clear strategy that phase change materials will be applied on modules with baseplate only and thermal greases on […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (5/15-5/21) Part 1
May 21, 2016

Whether you are looking for lock connectors or power supplies, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices. read more […]

High Density LED Arrays
May 20, 2016

Cree Cree recently announced the XLamp CXB1310 and CXB1520 High Density LED arrays that appeal to applications like track lights, lamps and downlights. read more […]

60V Low IQ Dual Output Boost and Buck Synchronous DC-DC Controller
May 20, 2016

Linear Technology Linear Technology has introduced the LTC7813, a dual output (boost + buck), low quiescent current synchronous DC/DC controller. read more […]

Two Voltage Domains, Zero Static Power, Zero Code GreenPAK 5
May 20, 2016

Silego Technology Silego Technology has announced a new addition to the fifth generation of GreenPAK Programmable Mixed-signal ICs, which further expands Silego's family of Configurable Mixed-signal ICs. read more […]

Wide 2:1 and Ultra-Wide 4:1 Input 15W DC-DC Converters
May 20, 2016

MINMAX MINMAX has announced new 15W dc-dc converters with wide 2:1 or ultra-wide 4:1 Input ranges for OEM, ODM, and industrial applications where space is critical. read more […]

Development Boards Use GaN FETs and High Frequency Synchronous Bootstrap
May 20, 2016

Efficient Power Conversion Efficient Power Conversion has introduced the EPC9066, EPC9067, and EPC9068 development boards, which are configurable to a buck converter or as a ZVS class-D amplifier. read more […]

Power Electronics for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in 2016
May 20, 2016

Yole Développement Sales of battery electric cars doubled between 2014 and 2015, an occurrence considered the first sign of the widespread acceptance of electrified cars. read more […]

Gallium Nitride Looks to Widen its Footprint in the Global Power Semis Industry
May 20, 2016

IHS Technology Wideband gap materials have been commonly used in the semiconductor industry for many years, but market adoption has not reached the levels the industry has been hoping for. read more […]

SEMITRANS 20
May 20, 2016

  New standardised medium voltage package SEMITRANS20 overcomes the limits of conventional medium voltage module concepts and provides a new design approach for inverters in applications such as transportation, industrial drives and grid infrastructure. Optimised for the medium voltage market with the latest 3.3kV IGBTs, the SEMITRANS20 is designed as a half […]

New 3rd Generation 1200V/180A Full SiC Module for most efficient high-frequency operation
May 19, 2016

  Advanced features deliver dramatically reduces switching loss for greater energy savings At PCIM in Nuremberg from May 10-12, 2016, ROHM Semiconductor showcased its new SiC (Silicon Carbid) power module BSM180D12P3C007 rated at 1200V/180A. Based on ROHM’s completely inhouse supply chain capacities and advanced packaging capabilities, the Half-Bridge SiC mo […]

LEM meets the demand for accurate and easy-to-install smart current sensors to empower the Internet of Energy (Smart Cities)
May 19, 2016

  LEM introduces a new LEM City range of products for future Smart Cities offering innovative and high quality solutions for measuring electrical parameters in Smart Grids, Industry 4.0 and renewable energy market. LEM has developed the “ART” Rogowski current sensor to measure current of up to 10000A AC and beyond. The ART achieves IEC […]

Signal Integrity & Power Integrity Resources
May 18, 2016

Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies Read technical papers, download guides, and watch “how to” videos on the latest for high-speed designers interested in signal integrity and power integrity. Topics include: read more […]

Quick Start Guide for Signal Integrity Design
May 18, 2016

Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies Get a step-by-step tutorial with screenshots and clear instructions on how to design for Signal Integrity using Keysight Advanced Design System (ADS). read more […]

Finding Power Delivery Noise Problems
May 18, 2016

Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies Watch a 10-minute video and download a workspace to learn how to find power delivery noise problems in your PDN. It’s crucial to understand how the VRM interacts with the PCB planes and decoupling capacitors, otherwise rogue waves can occur. Learn how to avoid them. read more […]

New Arduino Shield for Easier and Faster Stepper Motor Driver Designs
May 18, 2016

  At PCIM in Nuremberg from May 10-12, 2016, ROHM Semiconductor launched its new Arduino-based evaluation kit (EVK) to support the evaluation of its motor driver devices as well as to enable, facilitate and accelerate customers’ developments. Designed as a ‘shield’ to plug directly into the Arduino main board, this EVK integrates a ROHM’s HTSSOP-B28 […]

Multiple Sourcing
May 18, 2016

  Supply chain safety, exceeding the standard Ensuring the highest supply chain safety to the customer is one of the main targets for SEMIKRON. The development and release of industry standard packages as well as the introduction of new IGBT chip sources reflect that strategy. Beside the Infineon, ABB and Fuji chips, also Vishay and […]

Death of Hybrid Vehicles?
May 17, 2016

IDTechEx says that sales of hybrid cars in the USA collapsed from 3.2% of car sales in 2013 to under 2% in 2015 as Americans responded to the sharply reduced oil price. read more […]

Megawatt-Scale Li-Ion Battery System For Electricity Storage Pilot Project
May 17, 2016

Saft has been awarded a megawatt-scale Li-ion (lithium-ion) battery energy storage contract by Fortum, the Finnish energy company. read more […]

Advanced Device Characterization, Low-Power Device Evaluation
May 17, 2016

Keysight Technologies has introduced an analyzer enabling a minimum of 100 pA level dynamic current measurements with a maximum of 200 MHz bandwidth, 1 GSa/s sampling rate and 14- or 16-bit wide dynamic range. read more […]

Isolated DC-DC Power Modules
May 17, 2016

Murata has announced the BPM15 Series of isolated dc-dc power modules designed to deliver 15W of isolated output power from ±5V, ±12V, and ±15V outputs. read more […]

Fuseholders To Meet New Standard for Improved Fire Safety
May 17, 2016

SCHURTER is upgrading its fuseholder portfolio to meet the new IEC/EN 60127-6 standard, which becomes effective in October 2017. The revised standard outlines new requirements for enhanced fire safety. read more […]

Fuseholders To Meet New Standard for Improved Fire Safety
May 17, 2016

SCHURTER is upgrading its fuseholder portfolio to meet the new IEC/EN 60127-6 standard, which becomes effective in October 2017. The revised standard outlines new requirements for enhanced fire safety. read more […]

Spring-Loaded Target Connector with Concave Face Right Angle
May 17, 2016

Mill-Max is expanding its selection of target connectors in both .100" and .050" grid families. Target connectors are used in place of SMT pads on a PCB as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins. read more […]

50A or Dual 25A µModule Regulator
May 17, 2016

Linear Technology has introduced the LTM4650, a dual 25A or single 50A output step-down µModule regulator with onboard shielded inductors, MOSFETs and a dual dc-dc regulator IC. read more […]

3rd Gen SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes(SBDs) for enhanced performance and reliability
May 17, 2016

  New diodes shows optimum stability and power efficiency for high power applications At PCIM in Nuremberg from May 10-12, 2016, ROHM Semiconductor introduced its new 3rd Gen SiC SBD (Schottky Barrier Diodes) for enhanced performance. Continuously developing its portfolio based on its complete inhouse manufacturing capabilities, ROHM presents the first of th […]

SEMITOP E1/E2
May 17, 2016

  The alternative to consolidated standard industrial packages for customers’ supply chain safety SEMITOP 2nd generation fulfils the SEMIKRON target to offer a safe supply chain to the customers. The new packages represent the SEMITOP platform’s natural evolution at the same high performance levels, set to offer the best footprint, a flexible architecture an […]

LEM LH current transducer range pushes Hall effect technology to new limits for small currents
May 17, 2016

  LEM announces the LH family of transducers, a new range that can be mounted on printed circuit boards (PCBs) for non-intrusive, isolated measurements of DC, AC and pulsed currents from 25A to 100A nominal. The family consists of three new models: LH 25-NP, LH 50-P and LH 100-P. These new transducers are based on […]

Power Averaging to Save Weight, Cost, and Space
May 16, 2016

David Berry, Principal Applications Engineer at Vicor Designing a power supply for continuous operation at peak power, even though the average power is much less, affects associated components that can make it difficult to stay within the system’s space and weight constraints. Designing the power system for the average power can be a better alternative. read […]

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 […]

Thyristor and Diode Power Modules from 600V to 3.6kV
May 10, 2016

Specialist power component distributors Diamond Power Components has announced the availability of a wide range of Thyristor and Diode Power Modules manufactured by TECHSEM. read more […]

Power Metal Strip Resistor Handles up to 0.5W
May 10, 2016

Vishay Intertechnology has announced a new surface-mount current sense resistor in the compact case size that combines an extended power rating to 0.5 W with a Kelvin 4-terminal connection. read more […]

ThermoFuse Varistors: Overvoltage Protection with High Surge Current Capability
May 10, 2016

TDK has introduced a new series of EPCOS ThermoFuse varistors for intrinsically safe overvoltage protection. These components are based on disk varistors with diameters of 14 mm and 20 mm that are connected in series with a thermally coupled fuse. read more […]

Field Upgradable Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
May 10, 2016

RIGOL Technologies has expanded their portfolio of Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes. The new DS1000Z Plus Series allows users to purchase a traditional 4 channel analog scope then upgrade with 16 channel logic analysis capability at a later time. read more […]

High Efficiency eGaN FET Development Board for AirFuel Wireless Power Standard
May 10, 2016

Efficient Power Conversion has announced the EPC9065, a development board that can serve as the amplifier stage for AirFuel Alliance Class 4 and Class 5 wireless power transfer applications. read more […]

MIT Energy Initiative Awards Nine Seed Fund Grants for Early-Stage Energy Research
May 10, 2016

The MIT Energy Initiative has made nine awards totaling $1.3 million under its annual Seed Fund Program. read more […]

Global Semiconductor Market Slumps in 2015, IHS Says
May 10, 2016

Global semiconductor revenues fell by 2 percent in 2015. Quarterly growth was especially weak in the first quarter when the market declined 8.9 percent, the deepest sequential quarterly decline since the semiconductor market collapsed in late 2008. read more […]

FAQs: Age Discrimination for Engineers
May 10, 2016

While not as transparent as racial or gender discrimination, age discrimination in engineering and other industries is a very real issue. ... read more […]

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 - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8370248145114197505Abstract: This talk will describe new circuit architectures and control methods that our research group developed for th […]

Women in Engineering Breakfast at APEC 2016
March 18, 2016

Please join us! Women in Engineering Breakfast at APEC 2016  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 8:00-9:00 a.m. Held at the Hyatt, in Regency C 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 thro […]

YP Reception at APEC 2016
March 18, 2016

You have been invited! Young Professionals and Students Reception at APEC 2016   Want to mingle, learn and have fun with best minds of IEEE? PELS and IAS give you this opportunity to learn from the life journey of the biggest leaders at APEC at this year's Young Professionals and Students Reception.   When:   Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Where:  Café […]

2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2016)
March 2, 2016

The 8th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE 2016) will be held on September 18-22 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, the heartland of the North America’s electric drive and electrical equipment industry.   ECCE is the world’s leading technical conference and exposition for energy conversion solutions: solutions that are innovative and pr […]

New TEC Workshop - Exploring Cybersecurity Challenges in Electrified Transportation: A Focused Workshop
February 18, 2016

A New TEC Workshop - Exploring Cybersecurity Challenges in Electrified Transportation: A Focused Workshop Wed., Feb. 24 & Thurs. Feb. 25, 2016Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building (HUIRB) 2201 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20059 Workshops Flyer Transportation electrification imposes special considerations and concerns for cybersecuri […]

Register Now! YP Webinar- Towards Reliable Power Electronics
February 4, 2016

PELS Young Professionals Webinar- Towards Reliable Power Electronics By: Dr. Huai Wang Held on February 25, 2016 9:30 AM EST The first webinar of 2016 will be presented by Professor Huai Wang from Aalborg University, Denmark. Professor  Wang's webinar is titled, Towards Reliable Power Electronics. The webinar is free and open to all. Below is some addit […]

Workshop: Power Magnetics @ High Frequency- Solving the Black Magic! (held at APEC 2016)
January 5, 2016

PSMA Magnetics Committee Magnetics Workshop Power Magnetics @ High Frequency- Solving the Black Magic! Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 APEC 2016 Long Beach California   IEEE PELS and the PSMA magnetics committee will hold an inaugural “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Solving the Black Magic!” workshop for the day before APEC 2016, Saturday, March 19, 2016 […]

PEDG 2016 - Vancouver, Canada
December 1, 2015

Invitation to IEEE PEDG 2016 - Vancouver, Canada (June 27-30)   Bringing together the world’s experts in renewable power and distributed generation, the 7th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems will take place from the 27th – 30th of June 2016, in Vancouver, Canada.   Please visit www.pedg2016.org for more informati […]

IPEMC 2016 - ECCE Asia
November 30, 2015

The 2016 8th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia (IPEMC 2016-ECCE Asia) will be held during May 22 - May 25, 2016 in Hefei, Eastern China. The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to submit digests, organized session proposals, and tutorial proposals on broad topics relevant to power electronics, electric drives, s […]

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