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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  ~


How Does a Prototyping-Only Approach Impact Product Design?
January 20, 2017

One in 10 design engineers still rely on purely physical prototypes, potentially adding significant, unnecessary costs to their designs, according to engineering surveys. Many engineers rely solely on prototyping their designs to create products, but some form of simulation along with prototyping can actually improve product designs. read more […]

DECLINE - Power Electronics Webinar Calendar
January 19, 2017

We'll miss you, but thanks for letting us know you do not want to receive our webinar calendar. If you would like to rejoin the group, please email with the subject line:  Request to Rejoin Monthly Power Electronics Webinar Calendar list   read more […]

LEDs and Power Electronic Innovations Converge to Handle Module-Level Thermal Management
January 18, 2017

Some technical developments in LEDs and power electronics are converging to handle module-level thermal management. read more […]

Robust industrial grade X2 capacitors with a rated voltage of 350 V AC
January 12, 2017

  TDK Corporation presents a new series of robust EPCOS MKP X2 capacitors for EMI suppression. Compared with conventional X2 capacitors designed for rated voltages of 305 V AC, these new components offer a higher rated voltage of 350 V AC. This makes them suitable for EMI suppression in input filters – specifically for applications on the North American [... […]

Driving Battery Innovation with CAE
January 11, 2017

Gaetan Damblanc, Siemens PLM The demand for safety and high performance in Li-ion batteries has never been so high. Cells and pack manufacturers are looking for high energy density, high power density, safety, long life span and low cost. read more […]

NASA Space Robotics Challenge Prepares Robots for the Journey to Mars
January 9, 2017

NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, is in the midst of a new competition called the Space Robotics Challenge. This event seeks to develop the capabilities of humanoid robots to help astronauts on the journey to Mars. read more […]

Calibrated Mains Frequency Monitor Delivers High Accuracy
January 5, 2017

Ramkumar Ramaswamy, Silego Technology Monitoring utility power frequency is especially important when setting up a local mini-grid, such as with solar- or wind-powered installations. The inverter in these cases must shoulder the responsibility for monitoring output-power quality. read more […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (1/1-1/7)
January 3, 2017

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

IR HiRel offers enhanced radiation hardened MOSFET family for mission-critical applications in space
January 3, 2017

  IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) company, has launched its first radiation hardened MOSFETs based on the proprietary N-channel R9 technology platform. Compared to previous technologies it is offering size, weight and power improvements. This is significant in systems such as high-throughput satellites, where the cost-per-bit- […]

DIY Monolithic Power Management ICs
December 20, 2016

A library of selectable standard analog building blocks and unique software enables the in-house design and production of a monolithic power management IC. read more […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (12/11-12/17)
December 13, 2016

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

APEC 2017- Registration Open
December 12, 2016

Registration is now open for APEC 2017 in Tampa, Florida.  REGISTER HERE  To receive the early registration discount, you must register for the conference byFebruary 17, 2017.   APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference; APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in p […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (12/4-12/10)
December 9, 2016

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

Inductors: SMT high-current chokes with a compact design
December 9, 2016

  TDK Corporation has extended its portfolio of EPCOS ERU SMT power inductors with the ERU16 choke series that comprises ten different types. The inductance values of the new B82559*A016 series extend from 1.0 µH to 30 µH and their saturation currents range from 9.2 A DC to 37 A DC. The outstanding feature of these new […]

Infineon complements iMOTION™ Modular Application Design Kit with two power boards
December 8, 2016

  Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX) adds two power boards to the family of iMOTION™ Modular Application Design Kits (MADK). The two half bridge boards complement the compact and flexible evaluation system providing a scalable design platform for 3-phase motor drives in the range from 20 W to 300 W. The MADK aims […]

SEMIKRON and National Instruments announce strategic collaboration to accelerate power electronics design
December 7, 2016

  Collaboration seeks to reduce converter development and deployment effort by up to four times. SEMIKRON, a world leader in power electronics, announced today a technology collaboration with National Instruments (NI), a leading provider of deployable Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based embedded control platforms. The strategic collaboration is intend […]

Monolithic Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter Delivers Up to 18 V and 5 A
December 4, 2016

Linear Technology’s LTC3119 is an efficient, monolithic buck-boost converter that operates with inputs from 2.5 to 18 V, making it well-suited to operate from one- to four-cell Li-ion batteries. read more […]

User-Configurable Multiphase Converters Can Handle Up to 450A Loads
December 1, 2016

Intersil Corporation’s digital multiphase PWM controllers and their associated Smart Power Stages provide a scalable output of 10A to 450A. read more […]

TPEC: February 9-10, 2017 at Texas A&M University
December 1, 2016

  The Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC) will be held February 9-10, 2017 in the Memorial Student Center (MSC) on the campus of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. The conference, which is organized by the IEEE PES-PELS-IAS Joint Student Chapter at Texas A&M University, will bring together participants from industry and academia […]

25V, 600mA Synchronous Buck-Boost DC/DC Converters Consume Only 1.6µA of Quiescent Current
November 30, 2016

Linear Technology announces the LTC3130 and LTC3130-1 synchronous current mode buck-boost converters that deliver up to 600mA of continuous output current. read more […]

Multilayer Varistors Offer High Temperature Operation
November 30, 2016

Stackpole's ZVY Series of multilayer varistors is capable of operating temperatures of up to 150°C. read more […]

800V,12A UltraMOS MOSFETs
November 30, 2016

Central Semiconductor introduces its newest energy efficient, high voltage UltraMOS MOSFET designed to minimize total conduction losses while maximizing power density. read more […]

40% of Electronics Design Engineers Don't Think Thermal Is a Priority
November 30, 2016

A survey revealed that 40% of engineers still consider thermal considerations to be a low priority in their current design process. read more […]

Cherry Switches & Sensors to be Rebranded as ZF
November 30, 2016

By utilizing the ZF brand, the intention is to strengthen the company's efforts to focus on industry and building automation. read more […]

1A DC-DC Buck Converters Achieve High Efficiency Under Light-Load and Full-Load Conditions
November 30, 2016

The AP3401 and AP3428 DC-DC step-down converters introduced by Diodes Incorporated are capable of driving loads up to 1A with excellent line- and load-regulation. read more […]

1500 W Front End AC-DC Power Supply
November 30, 2016

Bel Fuse Inc. announces that its front end AC-DC power supply portfolio now includes the PFE1500-12-054xA power supply suitable for a wide range of telecom and networking applications. read more […]

Motorized Impeller Moves Impressive Amount of Air
November 23, 2016

By providing a high level of static pressure, Jaro Thermal's new motorized (DC) impellers offer strong advantages over other types of leading air movers. read more […]

Linear Current Regulator and Controller Family for Automotive LED Lighting
November 23, 2016

Allegro MicroSystems announced two new adjustable linear current regulators for driving automotive LED arrays. read more […]

60V Synchronous Buck Battery Charger Includes Lead-Acid & Li-Ion Charge Algorithms
November 23, 2016

Linear Technology Corporation introduced the LTC4013, a highly integrated, high voltage multi-chemistry synchronous step-down battery charger controller. read more […]

High Efficiency, High Current Buck-Boost Regulators for Battery-Powered Portables
November 23, 2016

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL91127 and ISL91128 high efficiency buck-boost regulators. read more […]

1350V IGBT Family Optimized for Soft-Switching Applications
November 23, 2016

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the addition of AOK30B135W1 to its 1350V AlphaIGBT family. read more […]

BMW i3 Concept Car Relies on Wireless Feedback of Individual Battery Cell Performance
November 23, 2016

An electric vehicle employs wireless communication to relay performance feedback on individual battery cells to a host processor, replacing hard-wiring previously used for the same purpose. read more […]

ROHM Semiconductor awards Future Electronics as Distributor of the Year
November 22, 2016

The prize was presented at ROHM’s electronica booth Future Electronics has been awarded EMEA Distributor of the Year by ROHM Semiconductor during electronica 2016 in Munich. The award recognises Future Electronics for its sales growth performance during ROHM Semiconductor's last Fiscal Year (April 2015 – Mar 2016) and its differentiated capabilities dem […]

TE and Molex Set Dual Source Alliance for High-Speed Backplane Connectors
November 22, 2016

Molex and TE Connectivity announced a Dual Source Alliance agreement to produce a new generation of high-speed I/O and backplane connectors for data communications applications. read more […]

Rechargeable Aluminum Battery Developed
November 22, 2016

URABat is an ultrafast, commercially viable rechargeable aluminum battery, developed in collaboration between ITRI, Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute, and Stanford University. read more […]

Gain Block Delivers 47dBm OIP3 Linearity with Low Noise
November 17, 2016

Linear Technology announced the LTC6433-15, a wideband 15dB gain block amplifier offering outstanding linearity of 47dBm OIP3 and 3.22dB noise figure at 150MHz. read more […]

ABB’s new RC-IGCT platform
November 16, 2016

  ABB Semiconductors has developed a new technology platform for Reverse Conducting Integrated Gate Turn-off Thyristor (RC-IGCT) in two voltage levels, 4,500 V and 6,500 V. The main advantages of the devices are the very low on-state losses provided by the thyristor structure, the negligible turn-on losses in the semiconductor and the high reliability of [.. […]

New: Analog & Power Source Newsletter
November 16, 2016

This newsletter delivers weekly insights into critical news covering real world parameters, signals and measurements for power and analog. read more […]

Solar Microinverters and Power Optimizers Shift Tactics to Sell More Solar AC and Smart Modules, IHS Markit Says
November 16, 2016

The business model of microinverter and power optimizer suppliers is set to shift from standalone units to integrated systems, according to new analysis released by IHS Markit. read more […]

IEEE PELS Young Professionals Reception at SPEC2016
November 14, 2016

  Hello Young Peers in Power Electronics,     As we know, IEEE PELS (Power Electronics Society) always cares about students – their benefits and thoughts as a Member of IEEE PELS. To better communicate and facilitate our work, IEEE PELS Students and Young Professionals Committee will organize a reception at SPEC 2016 and offer an opportunity to you for netwo […]

RC-E discrete IGBTs from Infineon allow for drop-in replacement with benchmark for price/performance
October 18, 2016

  Induction cooking appliances commonly make use of resonant topologies which allow bi-directional current flow. Additionally they demand a discrete IGBT that performs best at switching frequencies from 18 to 40 kHz and has low losses. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launches a new family of discrete IGBTs to address these needs. […]

ROHM Semiconductor introduces SiC technology into Formula E
October 12, 2016

  SiC – Cutting-edge semiconductors for power management / Increased efficiency and improved performance in power electronics / ROHM is a proud sponsor and official technology partner of the Venturi Formula E team ROHM Semiconductor today presented its cutting-edge silicon carbide (SiC) technology at the first race of the new 2016/2017 Formula E season in [. […]

New automotive lighting revolutionizes road safety
October 7, 2016

  Joint press release from Daimler AG, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co, Infineon Technologies AG, and OSRAM Licht AG A German research alliance with well-known members from industry and research has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. The demonstration mod […]

TTM 2016: 20-21 Oct, San Diego, CA
August 31, 2016

The IEEE Technology Time Machine is IEEE's flagship conference on future technology directions. Building upon IEEE's major technology initiatives, TTM 2016 will bring together renowned experts from research and industry to provide an overview of these technologies and explore how they may be leveraged towards "making the future" through t […]

SPEC 2016 - Auckland - New Zealand - 5-8 December 2016
August 31, 2016

December 5-8 2016 Auckland - New Zealand    The 2nd Annual IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC 2016), offers an ideal opportunity for researchers, engineers, academics and students from all over the world to bring the latest technological advances and applications in Power Electronics to the Southern Hemispher […]

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