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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  ~


Isolated µModule Converter Comes In BGA
October 30, 2014

The LTM8046 from Linear Technology Corp. is a 2.5 W output dc-to-dc µModule® (micromodule) converter with 2 kVac galvanic isolation (production tested to 3 kVdc) in a 9 x 15 x 4.92 mm ball grid array (BGA) package. read more […]

50 W Supplies Carry Five Year Warranty
October 30, 2014

TDK Corp. has added 50 W models to the five year warranty TDK-Lambda RWS-B series of ac-to-dc power supplies read more […]

High Current Connectors Support Hybrid Systems
October 30, 2014

TE Connectivity (TE) announces the launch of its new DEUTSCH Autosport Heavy Duty (ASHD) 3-Way Connector. read more […]

PC-hosted Affordable Curve Tracer
October 30, 2014

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the new CTR-101 Curve Tracer read more […]

Reliability and Robustness of Electronic Systems in Electrical Cars Improved and Future Control Unit Four Times More Durable
October 30, 2014

  Joint press release of the partners in the German Research Project “RESCAR 2.0” Audi, Bosch, Elmos Semiconductor, FZI, Infineon Munich, Germany – October 29, 2014 – Cars take on continuously more tasks: They communicate with each other, defuse critical traffic situations and will steer automatically in the future. All of this at reduced fuel […]

Capacitors Suit High Temp Applications
October 29, 2014

Aerovox Corp. has developed a patent-pending technology that increases the stability of polypropylene film capacitors in high temperature applications. read more […]

0.5/1kW Ac-dc Power Supplies With High Power Density Levels
October 29, 2014

Powerstax announced the introduction of further additions to its N series of AC-DC products. read more […]

Accurate Digital Power Monitor
October 29, 2014

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL2802x family of digital power monitors capable of supporting a wide common mode input voltage range of 0V to 60V. read more […]

1 Watt DC-DC Converter Series in DIP8 Package
October 29, 2014

Aimtec announces a new cost effective unregulated AM1PS-NZ series of 1 watt power supplies that provide continuous short circuit protection with auto recovery restart. read more […]

400mA Synchronous Buck Battery Charger
October 29, 2014

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4121, a constant-current/constant-voltage 400mA charger for Lithium-Ion, LiFePO4 and lead-acid batteries. read more […]

Cost-Effective Metal Foil Current Sense Chip Resistors
October 29, 2014

Stackpole's CSNL Series utilizes metal foil technology, which allows the CSNL to offer 1% tolerances and 50 ppm TCR in resistance values down to 0.5 m. read more […]

DDR Bus Termination Regulator from Diodes Incorporated Handles Upgrades to DDR4
October 29, 2014

Diodes Incorporated has introduced a low-dropout linear regulator capable of generating the bus termination voltages needed by DDR 2, 3, 3L and 4 SDRAM memory systems. read more […]

SEMIKRON launches MiniSKiiP Dual Module for industrial motor drives, solar inverters and power supplies up to 90 kW
October 29, 2014

  User-friendly spring technology for the power and control terminals as well as the simple, cost-effective and solder-free single-screw assembly of the circuit board, cooling unit and module – these are the key benefits of the MiniSKiiP product family made by power electronics manufacturer SEMIKRON. The MiniSKiiP is primarily used in industrial motor drives […]

Teardown Reveals The Tesla S Resembles A Smartphone
October 28, 2014

Spencer Chin, Managing Editor A recent teardown by market research firm IHS reveals that the electronics content in the Tesla Model S is similar to that found in a smartphone. A recent teardown by market research firm IHS reveals that the electronics content in the Tesla Model S is similar to that found in a smartphone. read more […]

Reflective Optical Encoders Suits Low Power Motion Control
October 28, 2014

Avago Technologies announced a new series of 3-channel reflective optical encoder devices, the AEDR-87xx. read more […]

Mid-Power, High Temp N and P MOSFETs
October 28, 2014

X-REL Semiconductor has broadened its XTR2N family of high-temperature MOSFET transistors by introducing two new mid-power P-channel and two small-signal P- and N-channel transistors. read more […]

Angular Rate Sensor Works In Harsh Environs
October 28, 2014

Measurement Specialties now offers the Model 620 angular rate sensor that accurately measures angular velocity in test and measurement applications. read more […]

ROHM Semiconductor's General-Purpose Automotive MCU System Power Supplies for Start Stop Systems
October 28, 2014

  Advanced design ensures optimum MCU performance even during cranking ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of system power supplies optimized for high-performance microcontrollers in a variety of automotive systems, from electronic power steering to fuel injection, including HEVs and EVs. The newly developed BD39001EKV-C utilizes a prop […]

Domestic Suppliers Dominate Chinese Solar Inverter Market as Demand Doubles
October 27, 2014

The Chinese photovoltaic (PV) solar inverter market grew by more than 100 percent in 2013, providing a huge boost to the country's domestic supplier base, according to the latest report from IHS Technology. read more […]

LED Nobel Prize Invention Leads to $17.7 billion Market and 250,000+ Jobs
October 27, 2014

The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics awarded to three physicists for their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LED) led to a significant breakthrough and paved the way for the creation of white light-a cleaner, more energy-efficient and longer-lasting source of illumination that also has generated a multibillion-dollar market and the creation of hundreds of […]

Roll-to-Roll Flexible Photovoltaics
October 27, 2014

Flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells over 6 m long and 50 cm wide have been produced by a recent pan European collaborative research and development project named “FabriGen“. The Power Plant read more […]

Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables For Microelectronic Applications
October 27, 2014

Cicoil's Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables have been designed for use on High-Precision Microelectronic Equipment Systems that require absolute reliability and zero failure. read more […]

Step-Down Dc-to-dc Converters Feature Smaller Footprint, Higher Efficiency
October 27, 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the next generation of its integrated triple-output synchronous step-down switching regulators with smaller footprint and higher efficiency. The TPS65261 and TPS65262 DC/DC converters feature small QFN packages and up to 96 percent efficiency for such applications as digital television, set-top boxes, home gateway and access […]

Automotive EMC Feedthrough Filters Handle High Current
October 27, 2014

TDK Corp. has developed a new series of 3-terminal feedthrough filters that are designed to meet the automotive industry's demands for EMC components in emerging safety and infotainment applications. read more […]

Front End Power Supply Suits PoE, ATCA Applications
October 27, 2014

Tectrol Europe announce the availability of their TFE-1800-48 1800 watt output power, 48 Vdc output front end power supply designed in a sub-1U horizontal package for integration into a Tectrol power shelf or other end-user system. read more […]

AVX High Directivity 0302 Thin Film Couplers For Wifi Bands
October 27, 2014

AVX Corporation announced that its high directivity 0302 thin film couplers for WiFi bands-including the new, tight tolerance 0302 component-are now available through distribution. read more […]

SEMiX – Solder-Free Driver Mounting with Spring or Press-Fit Contacts
October 27, 2014

  SEMiX® is a modern module platform offering IGBT and rectifier modules in the same housing design. The flat 17mm package is available in scalable sizes. Coming with Spring® contact technology SEMiX® was one of the first modules introducing easy and low-cost solder-less driver PCB mounting in the medium power range. With the introduction of […]

LEM new LF xx10 current transducers range pushes Hall effect technology to new limits
October 24, 2014

  LEM announces the new range of LF xx10 transducers for non-intrusive and isolated nominal measurements of DC, AC and pulsed currents from 100 A to 2000 A with 4 new series: LF 210-S, LF 310-S, LF 510-S, LF 1010-S.  A fifth, the LF 2010-S will be available in February 2015. LEM has developed a […]

Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries Last 20 Years
October 23, 2014

Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. The Power Plant read more […]

TVS Diodes Offer Custom Upscreening
October 23, 2014

Littelfuse, Inc. has expanded its offering of High-Reliability Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes available with customized upscreening and sorting process flows. read more […]

Step-Down Regulator Delivers Dual 1 A Outputs
October 23, 2014

The LTC3622 is a high efficiency, 17V input capable synchronous buck regulator from Linear Technology that delivers dual 1A continuous current to outputs as low as 0.6V. read more […]

100 MHz Touch-Screen Digital Oscilloscope with Deep Memory
October 23, 2014

Saelig Company Inc. announces the Owon TDS7102 - a new, 100MHz four-channel benchtop scope, with touch-screen capabilities that make instrument setting, operation, and adjustment faster and more intuitive. read more […]

Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery Simulation Tools
October 23, 2014

CD-adapco announced the successful completion of its development project targeting the automotive and lithium ion battery industries, enabling faster design and development of advanced electric drive vehicle power systems. read more […]

New Addition to SEMIKRON Management Board
October 23, 2014

  Repurposed for the future The appointment of Christian Müller as Managing Director starting July 2014 is yet another successful step in the realignment of upper management within the SEMIKRON Group. The 50-year-old began his professional career at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Munich. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Müller held a number of management […]

Precision Thin Film Chip Resistor Arrays Features Gold Terminations for Conductive Gluing
October 21, 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of precision thin film chip resistor arrays featuring gold terminations for conductive gluing. read more […]

High Power Shunts For Cooler Operation
October 21, 2014

Stackpole Electronic's HCS Series of high power shunts have a robust all metal welded construction. read more […]

PCIM South America 2014 with around 300 experts
October 20, 2014

  Around 300 specialists attended PCIM South America from 14 – 15 October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil, to find out more about trends and current applications and solutions within power electronics. Key topics of the conference concentrated on applications for electrical vehicles, requirements for power converters and solutions regarding electrical drives. Duri […]

PCIM South America 2014 – Power Electronics in Brazil
October 15, 2014

  From 14 – 15 October top class speakers from science and industry present the most recent trends, solutions and applications within power electronics at PCIM South America in São Paulo. International delegates and visitors will be exchanging ideas and extending their knowledge in numerous lectures, poster presentations, keynotes and seminars. Highlights of […]

International project results in Pulse magnetic field generator
October 10, 2014

  Proton-Electrotex Successfully Participated in International Project in Japan The project was made in cooperation with Eich Corporation (official distributer of Proton- Electrotex products in Japan), Mishima Denshi, Nichicon and Osaka University, Japan (Center for Advanced High Magnetic Field Science). As a result of cooperation, the Pulse magnetic field g […]

Silicon Labs Simplifies Clock Tree Design for Complex Internet Infrastructure Applications
October 9, 2014

  Easy-to-Use Web-Based Utility Turns Embedded Developers into Timing Experts, Generating Custom Clock Tree Recommendations in Minutes Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today launched an online timing utility that eases the complexity of designing clock trees for a wide range of Internet infrastructure applicatio […]

2014 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)
September 24, 2014

2014 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)October 27-30, 2014, Coimbra, Portugal IEEE-VPPC 2014 will be held on October 2014 in Coimbra (UNESCO World Heritage), Portugal. Coimbra is located in the center of Portugal one hour from Oporto and two hours from Lisbon. It is our aim to provide an interesting forum about vehicle power and propulsion d […]

2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)
September 24, 2014

2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)October 19-22, 2014, Milwaukee, USA  The purpose of the International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) 2014 is to bring together researchers, engineers, manufacturers, practitioners and customers from all over the world to share and d […]

2014 IEEE Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
September 24, 2014

2014 IEEE Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)September 28 - October 1, 2014, Perth Australia The Australasian University Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) will be held on the 28th of September to the 1st of October at Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia. This conference is co-sponsored by the Centre of Smart Grid and Sustain […]

2014 4th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC)
July 8, 2014

2014 IEEE 4th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC)September 30 - October 1, 2014, Nuremberg, Germany  Increasing power consumption, CO2 reduction, growing mobility or progressing automation – none of these future megatrends is possible without powerful electric drives. The electrification of the automobile powertrain is considered cruci […]

2014 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC)
July 8, 2014

2014 IEEE 36th Annual INTELEC® Conference on Energy for Communications (INTELEC)28 September-02 October, 2014, Vancouver, Canada  It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the spectacular world class city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for the 36th Annual INTELEC® Conference on Energy for Communications. INTELEC® 2014 will take place September […]

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