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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  ~


TRENCHSTOP™ Performance IGBT enhances energy efficiency for home appliance and industrial applications
April 29, 2016

  Infineon Technologies AG launched the new 600 V TRENCHSTOP™ Performance IGBT delivering the next level of efficiency.The new discrete IGBT provides high energy efficiency and reliability at a competitive price point for applications like air conditioning, solar PV inverters, drives and uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Based on Infineon’s TRENCHSTOP tech […]

At CERN, eight-inch sensor chips from Infineon could reveal the mysteries of the universe
April 27, 2016

  Ninety-five percent of the universe is still considered unexplored. Scientists at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics research center, located in Geneva, are working on solving these mysteries. In May 2012, researchers there discovered the so-called Higgs Boson, whose prediction won Peter Higgs and François Englert the Nobel prize in physics. One of […]

IEEE TEC Workshop on Electric Drive and Utility Interface Standards for Transportation
April 26, 2016

IEEE Transportation Electrification Community Workshop on Electric Drive and Utility Interface Standards for Transportation Edward Village Michigan, Dearborn, MISunday, June 26, 2016, 8:00am-5:00pm The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community will be hosting the Workshop on Electric Drive and Utility Interface Standards for Transportation the day before […]

"Turn-key" AC Frequency Converters
April 26, 2016

Behlman Electronics has announced its FC5003-C1-115-400 and BLX3X500C-8-5362 COTS frequency converters, with true "turn-key" performance that simplifies operation for industrial, commercial and military 400 Hz power requirements. read more […]

High Efficiency Power Modules Deliver Power in Slim Packaging
April 26, 2016

Powerbox has announced the launch of two new products in its railway dc-dc power converters ENAR150D series. The products perform at 93% high efficiency, saving energy and reducing power dissipation. read more […]

The New TL3305 Series Ultraminiature SMT Tact Switch
April 26, 2016

E-Switch has announced the TL3305 series ultra-miniature SMT tact switch. It has a surface mount termination, and two operating forces to choose from with operating lifecycle up to 500,000. read more […]

SMA and SolarEdge Solar Inverter Businesses Booming on Back of United States Growth
April 26, 2016

Leading solar inverter suppliers SMA and SolarEdge recently reported strong profits in their latest earning calls, but the United States remains their key market and key source of recent financial success. read more […]

Circular Hybrid Connector for Increased Flexibility and Speed
April 26, 2016

TE Connectivity has announced a new circular hybrid connector (CHC), primarily for use in controllers for hydraulic and pneumatic valves. The new CHC is the first solution of its kind from TE. read more […]

Global Solar PV Pipeline Surpasses 200 GW
April 26, 2016

With the United States in the lead, due in large part to the recent extension in the country’s solar investment tax credit late last year, the global solar photovoltaic pipeline now exceeds 200 gigawatts. read more […]

ABB to deliver new drive system for Kruger Packaging’s PM 10 rebuild in Trois-Rivières, Quebec
April 25, 2016

  Engineered solution and services for paper machine conversion from newsprint to containerboard production will improve energy efficiency and equipment reliability ABB will deliver a complete engineered solution to Kruger Packaging for a paper machine rebuild project at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill in Quebec, Canada. The project is part of Kruger’s $250-mil […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (4/24-4/30) Part 1
April 25, 2016

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

Power Electronics Products of the Week (4/24-4/30) Part 2
April 24, 2016

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

Ceramic components: New data book for EPCOS PTC thermistors
April 21, 2016

  TDK Corporation presents the fully revised data book for EPCOS PTC thermistors, which introduces the extended product range. The 2016 edition now also includes several new series of inrush current limiters, most of which are qualified to AEC-Q200, as well as special high-voltage heating elements for heating the interiors of electric vehicles. PTC thermisto […]

Survival of the Fittest—The Ecosystem of Wireless Charging
April 21, 2016

Meng He, Maxim Integrated As the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, and portable devices expand, consumers are suffering anxiety from the clutter of cables and limited battery life. Wireless charging can help much more than just getting rid of the cables. read more […]

1200W Compact Benchtop Power Supply
April 19, 2016

Gresham Power Electronics announces availability of its GPS-TPS352 1200W output benchtop power supply. read more […]

ARM Cortex-M7 Powers More Applications with Graphics-Centric STM32 Microcontrollers
April 19, 2016

STMicroelectronics' new STM32F767/769 microcontrollers (MCUs) with rich memory, graphics and communication peripherals bring ARM Cortex-M7 processing power. read more […]

High Efficiency, Low Cost 10W Wall-Plug Adapter Series
April 19, 2016

Phihong USA introduced a new series of 10W, fixed blade wall-plug adapters. read more […]

DIN Rail Power Supplies Are Suitable for Use in Hazardous Locations
April 19, 2016

TDK Corporation has announced the introduction of TDK-Lambda's DRF/HL DIN rail mount power supplies certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and marine applications. read more […]

Standard Shell Plating on Connectors Provide Better Resistance to Harsh Environments
April 19, 2016

Amphenol Industrial Products Group, has enhanced its standard shell plating from standard cadmium to gray zinc over electroless nickel (Gray ZnNi) to be used in the harshest environments. read more […]

Power Electronics Industry Collaborative Meeting
April 19, 2016

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) will host the 2016 Annual Industry Summit at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. from April 25-26, 2016. read more […]

Traction Motors for Electric Vehicles Change Radically
April 19, 2016

According to Franco Gonzalez, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx, there are about 200 companies making traction motors for electric vehicles, just as there are about 200 making the lithium-ion batteries that increasingly power them. read more […]

PFC capacitors: Much longer life and higher energy density
April 19, 2016

  Extended service life of up to 200,000 hours 20 percent higher energy density of up to 11.8 kvar/l High maximum permissible inrush current of 500 times the rated current (plus 25 percent) Overpressure disconnector for all three phases TDK Corporation presents EPCOS PhaseCap® Energy – two new series of high power capacitors for power […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (4/10-4/16) Part 3
April 14, 2016

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

Engineering Principles Kids Are Exploring at the USA Science Fair (.PDF Download)
April 13, 2016

This handout, written for the USA Science Fair, is designed to help students (young and old) see the basic engineering principles of things they use, play with, drive, or enjoy in their daily lives. read more […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (4/10-4/16) Part 2
April 13, 2016

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

ROHM Semiconductor at PCIM 2016
April 13, 2016

  New Key Products for Efficient, High Power Performance and Energy Saving ‘Power It’ with ROHM’s new 3rd Generation SiC SBDs and Full SiC Modules, Arduino Shield for Stepper Motors and others At the occasion of PCIM in Nuremberg from May 10-12, 2016, ROHM Semiconductor will showcase its latest power product novelties for high-speed switching […]

Thin-film metal power inductors for automotive power supplies
April 12, 2016

  TDK Corporation has expanded its portfolio of compact thin-film metal power inductors with a new type designed for demanding automotive applications. Measuring in at a mere 2.0 mm x 1.6 mm x 1.0 mm, the new TDK TFM201610ALMA thin-film metal power inductor features the world's highest rated current of 1.9 A for a power […]

EtherCAT Servo-Drives For Brushless Motors
April 12, 2016

OPENdrive OD700 servo-drives for brushless motors are the latest new products from OSAI USA. read more […]

Evaluation Kit Makes It Easier to Digitalize Your Power Supply
April 12, 2016

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG and Infineon Technologies AG are launching the jointly developed "XMC Digital Power Explorer" evaluation kit. read more […]

North America Capacitor Sales for 2015 Down 9.4% in Dollars Compared to 2014
April 12, 2016

Total reported sales for all capacitor categories in North America for calendar year 2015 were down 10.5% in units and down 9.4% in dollars compared calendar year 2014. read more […]

Miniature Circuit Breaker for Industrial Applications
April 12, 2016

SCHURTER's AS168X thermal magnetic, high performance miniature circuit breakers are available in either ac or dc with the same frame size for industrial applications such as HVAC systems, commercial ovens, industrial printers, industrial converters and inverters. read more […]

Global Solar-PV Polysilicon Prices Rise, as China-US Trade Dispute Continues, IHS Says
April 12, 2016

The ongoing trade dispute between China and the United States continues to affect the manufacture of polysilicon used for solar-photovoltaic (PV) modules in both countries, but not equally. read more […]

Source Measure Unit Addresses High-Power Device Measurement Applications
April 12, 2016

Tektronix Inc. has introduced an easy-to-use, graphical-based source measure unit (SMU) instrument for optimizing and characterizing high power materials, devices and modules. read more […]

IC Optimizes Efficiency to Prevent Handset Overheating During Fast Charging
April 12, 2016

Power Integrations' ChiPhy CHY103D is the first charger interface IC for off-line ac-dc chargers that is compatible with the Quick Charge 3.0 protocol from Qualcomm Technologies. read more […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (4/10-4/16) Part 1
April 12, 2016

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

AMIHO Technology and ROHM Semiconductor launch New Wireless M-Bus Evaluation Kit for IoT applications and Smart Metering
April 7, 2016

  Speed time to market with the AE060 868 MHz starter kit AMIHO Technology, experts in wireless communications, and ROHM Semiconductor announce the launch of their latest Evaluation Kit, designed to get customers up and running rapidly with sub-GHz radio design. The kit contains two nodes based on AMIHO’s AM060 868 MHz Wireless M-Bus radio […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (4/2-4/9) Part 2
April 7, 2016

Whether you are looking for test chips or dc-dc converters, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices. read more […]

FPGA-Based Design for Low System Power Consumption
April 7, 2016

Prem Arora, Director of Marketing, Microsemi Corp. In many applications, FPGAs can be significant contributors to the total power budget, and therefore require careful selection. Several steps aid in achieving efficient power-system solutions. An important first step is to select the appropriate FPGA for low-power applications. read more […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (4/2-4/9) Part 1
April 6, 2016

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

Proton-Electrotex and GvA Leistungselektronik GmbH at EXPO Ferroviaria 2016
April 5, 2016

  Proton-Electrotex and its German representative GvA Leistungselektronik GmbH are participating in the Italian rail industry exhibition EXPO Ferroviaria 2016. Companies will present their power electronics developments for railway transport. The exhibition will take place April 05-07, 2016 in Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre, Turin, Italy. We look forward t […]

Weidmüller WPD distribution blocks - the secure and efficient way to distribute supplied power
March 30, 2016

  Weidmüller’s new series of WPD distribution blocks enable users to distribute power securely and efficiently. Power distribution to machinery and plants is especially secure, flexible and space-saving with the new distribution blocks. A sub-distribution block and a range of phase distribution blocks are available. With permissible voltages of up to 1,000 V […]

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 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 […]

17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE)
June 29, 2015

17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE) September 8-10, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland It is our pleasure to announce that the 17th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE’15-ECCE Europe, will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from the 8th to 10th September 2015. The conference follows previous successful conferences he […]

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