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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  ~


DC-DC Converters Feature Temperature Operation to 105ºC
September 1, 2015

Aimtec's new AM1DE-Z series of 1-watt power supplies features extended temperature operation of 105°C. read more […]

Compact Pre-Wired Snap-Action Limit Switches
September 1, 2015

Crouzet Switches' 83870-83880 series limit switches are precision snap-action switches, sealed in rugged housings that are used as position detectors. read more […]

Power Metal Strip Resistor Housed in Compact Case
September 1, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. launched a surface-mount Power Metal Strip® resistor with a wide side terminal construction that yields a high 1W power rating in the compact 0612 case size. read more […]

I²C Bus Address Translators Resolve Address Conflicts
September 1, 2015

Linear Technology Corp. recently introduced the LTC4316/LTC4317/LTC4318 family of I²C/SMBus address translators that enable multiple slaves with identical addresses, such as temperature sensors, to individually communicate with the master without conflicts. read more […]

1100 W Hot-Swap Front-End Power Supply Minimizes Application Space
September 1, 2015

CUI Inc announced the introduction of a 1100 W front-end ac-dc power supply for mission critical (N+1) redundant applications. read more […]

Lowest Resistance GaN 650V Blocking Voltage Transistor
September 1, 2015

Reducing the pointless losses in electrical energy conversion has been, and continues to be, a long-term goal for many companies producing energy conversion subsystems such as power supplies, photovoltaic inverters and electrical motor drives. read more […]

20 V Chipscale MOSFET in 0.8 mm by 0.8 mm Package
September 1, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new TrenchFET® 20 V n-channel MOSFET in the chipscale MICRO FOOT® 0.8 mm by 0.8 mm package with an ultra-thin 0.357 mm profile. read more […]

Medical 30W External Power Supply for type CF applications
September 1, 2015

The Powerbox EXM30 is a component lean flyback topology housed in a compact designer enclosure with exchangeable AC plugs, class II isolation, and IP 21 protection read more […]

LED Candelabra Bulb
September 1, 2015

Cree launched its new Cree® TW Series. read more […]

PV Inverter Shipments Rise in China as Prices and Revenues Decline
September 1, 2015

Even though photovoltaic (PV) inverter shipments to China increased in 2014, significant price declines have caused revenue to drop. read more […]

EV/HEV Players Will Drive the Stationary Battery Energy Storage Business
September 1, 2015

The recent announcement of Tesla battery storage solution, Powerwall, confirms the trends toward massive deployment of distributed stationary storage systems. read more […]

Molecular Trick Alters Rules of Attraction for Non-Magnetic Metals
September 1, 2015

University of Leeds Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate magnetism in metals that are not naturally magnetic, which could end our reliance on some rare and toxic elements currently used. read more […]

New Infineon Power MOSFETs Make Electrical Appliances More Compact and Durable
August 31, 2015

  DIY tools such as cordless drills and saws have to be handy and durable. Therefore, the electronic components used in the applications need to be space-saving and rugged. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has extended its StrongIRFET™ Power MOSFET family and thereby provides a solution that fulfills both requirements. The Logic […]

DIN Rail Terminal Block Controls Relays
August 31, 2015

Automation Systems Interconnect Inc. (ASI) has introduced PLC pluggable relay terminal block modules used to interface between automation equipment and system auxiliary systems. read more […]

Expanded Line of ePower Connectors feature Higher Current Ratings
August 31, 2015

Amphenol Industrial Products Group has expanded its ePower connector series, rated at 800 VDC to 1,000 VDC, to include right angle overmolded connectors for 200 A and 400 A connection systems. read more […]

650V IGBT Portfolio Optimized for Motor Drive Applications
August 31, 2015

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) recently announced the expansion of its IGBT product portfolio with the release of the 650V M-Series. read more […]

Buck Converter Raises Portable Efficiency
August 31, 2015

Achieving typical efficiencies greater than 95%, the miniature AP3403 step-down DC-DC converter from Diodes Incorporated helps lengthen the battery lifetime of smartphones and other low-voltage portable products. read more […]

Three Phase Utility Grid Simulator Features Energy-Saving Regenerative Power Source
August 28, 2015

Intepro Systems recently announced the PAS-F Series of programmable three-phase utility grid simulators. read more […]

Industrial Fiber Optic Products
August 28, 2015

Avago Technologies recently unveiled a wide array of new industrial fiber optic products targeting renewable energy, industrial motor drive and transportation applications. read more […]

Inverter Doubles Sine Wave AC-Output to 1000VA
August 28, 2015

Absopulse Electronics recently released a 1kVA version of its line of inverters, effectively doubling the level of sine wave AC power available on these heavy-duty designs. read more […]

Miniaturized Thin-Film Common-Mode Filter for High-Speed Interfaces
August 26, 2015

TDK Corporation has expanded its lineup of common-mode filters to support attenuation of 27.5 dB at 850 MHz in a 0403 package. read more […]

FRED Diodes Reduce Conduction Losses and Increase Efficiency
August 26, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. recently introduced 28 new 600 V and 650 V FRED Pt Gen 4 Ultrafast recovery diodes optimized for high-frequency converters in power modules, motor drives, UPS, solar inverters, and welding machine inverters. read more […]

Richardson Electronics and SHX Sign Global Distribution Agreement
August 25, 2015

  Expands accessibility and technical support for microwave components and test subsystems Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today a new global distribution agreement with Shanghai Huaxiang Computer Communication Engineering Co., Ltd. (SHX), a leading supplier of microwave components and microwave test subsystems. The agreement aligns wit […]

30W 1 inch by 1 inch DC-DC Converters Have 4:1 Input Range
August 25, 2015

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda 30W CCG30G series of DC-DC converters. read more […]

High-Efficiency Flatpack2 48 Volt / 3000 Watt Rectifier for Data Center Applications
August 25, 2015

Eltek announced availability of the Flatpack2 48/3000 HE DC1, a new high-efficiency (HE) rectifier that provides reliable power for data center applications requiring front-end server power with or without battery back up. read more […]

Low Cost Anti-Corrosive Thru-Hole Resistors
August 25, 2015

The HDM Series from Stackpole is a thru-hole carbon film resistor with proprietary materials and processing that greatly improve the performance of this series in high humidity applications. read more […]

Dual-channel, 4.5 A/16 mW, Reverse-Current Blocking Integrated Power Switch
August 25, 2015

Silego Technology announced a new addition to its expanding dual-channel, self-contained integrated power-switch product portfolio. read more […]

30VA, IP66 Sine Wave Inverters
August 25, 2015

Absopulse Electronics' CSI 30-D1-IP66 Series of rugged, industrial quality, low voltage DC-AC inverters are designed for powering CCTV and surveillance systems in transportation, mining, marine, oil rigs and other harsh environments where IP66-rated protection is required. read more […]

As Utilities Get Smarter, Smart Meter Semiconductors Rise, IHS Says
August 25, 2015

The global market for semiconductors used in smart meters that provide two-way communications between meters and utilities will continue to expand in the coming years, providing significant growth opportunities semiconductor manufacturers. read more […]

ECIA: Passive Component Sales in North America declined 3.4% in Q1 CY 2015
August 25, 2015

ECIA announces the quarterly update of the Passive Component Market Reports for Capacitors, Inductors and Non Linear Resistors for Q1 CY 2015. read more […]

Metered Outlets Provide Monitoring and Measurement for Data Centers
August 25, 2015

Eaton recently introduced new metered outlet power measurement capabilities for data centers with its ePDU third-generation (G3) platform. read more […]

Dimmable LED Retrofit Kits Replace Existing Recessed Ceiling Downlights
August 25, 2015

LEDtronics Inc. recently announced its latest series of UL-Listed, dimmable, chip-on-board (COB) LED Recessed Ceiling Downlight Retrofit Kits. read more […]

Frame core power line chokes with vertical design
August 18, 2015

  Footprint reduced by more than 30 percent Good suppression of both common-mode and differential-mode interference Approved according to ENEC (VDE) and UL TDK Corporation has extended its range of EPCOS frame core power line chokes with the B82733V* series in a vertical design. The new series complements the existing horizontally designed B82733F* series. T […]

ROHM Semiconductor Receives from Continental "Supplier of the Year 2014 Award"
August 17, 2015

  ROHM Semiconductor has been recognized by the Continental Automotive Group for its Discrete and Standard ICs in the Electronics category with the „Supplier of the Year 2014 Award“. The highly renowned supplier prize, granted since 2008, rewards outstanding achievements in the production and delivery of products and services. In total, Continental awarded 1 […]

SENSOR+TEST Final Report and Outlook
August 13, 2015

  SENSOR+TEST Stable at High Level – New Venue in New Halls at High Demand  As in the years before, the SENSOR+TEST in Nürnberg has again thoroughly established its pole position as the internationally leading trade fair for sensor, measuring, and testing technology. For the year 2016 the organizers and exhibitors anticipate a boost in […]

New current measuring transducer for the strategic monitoring and optimisation of systems and processes
August 10, 2015

  With wind turbines, ACT20C provides the transparency needed for managing the effective power consumption of the connected loads The new ACT20C module from Weidmüller is a current measuring transducer for the strategic monitoring and optimisation of systems and processes. To operate them as efficiently as possible, users need to have constant information ab […]

New Li-Ion Battery Monitoring LSI Delivers Industry-Low Current Consumption without an MCU
August 6, 2015

  Ideal for compact equipment such as cordless vacuum cleaners and electric tools LAPIS Semiconductor, a  ROHM Group company, has recently announced the development of a 10-cell lithium-ion battery monitoring LSI that provides a current consumption of only 25μA (typ.), the lowest in the industry, making it ideal for battery protection systems in cordless vac […]

Weidmüller WPD X01–X03 mail line branch terminals: slim main line branch terminals with approval for aluminium conductors
August 5, 2015

  Weidmüller's new WPD X01–X03 main line branch terminals have an exceptionally compact design and are certified for aluminium conductors in accordance with IEC 61238-1 “Class A”. With a permissible voltage of 1000 V DC they meet all the requirements of complex applications. WPD X01-X03 terminals are extremely durable and currently the slimmest solution […]

ABB wins $28 million order to upgrade substations in India
July 29, 2015

  GIS substations will strengthen country’s power infrastructure and help meet growing demand for electricity ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $28 million from India’s leading transmission company, PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), for the extension of three substations in Vadodara, Manesar and M […]

ROHM Semiconductor Acquires Powervation
July 24, 2015

  Strategic Acquisition of Digital Power IC Pioneer to Expand Market Position in Digital Power Solutions Kyoto, Japan, and Cork, Ireland,(July 23, 2015) – ROHM Co.,Ltd. (TSE: 6963),  a global leader in analog power IC solutions, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Powervation Ltd., a privately held digital power IC company that […]

2015 IEEE Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC)
June 30, 2015

Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC) October 26-28, 2015, London, ON, Canada The 2015 IEEE Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC2015): – SMARTER RESILIENT POWER SYSTEMS – will be held in London, Ontario, Canada from October 26th to 28th, 2015 at the London Convention Center. EPEC2015 is an opportunity for electric power and energy systems e […]

2015 IEEE 27th International Telecommunication Energy Conference (INTELEC)
June 30, 2015

2015 IEEE 27th International Telecommunication Energy Conference (INTELEC)18-22 October, 2015, Osaka, Japan   INTELEC®, International Telecommunications Energy Conference, is the annual world-class technical forum presenting the latest in communications power systems, energy storage and energy conversion. This year's exciting conference program will inc […]

3rd Symposium on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE)
June 30, 2015

3rd Symposium on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE) October 5 and 6, 2015, Valparaiso, Chile Predictive control has become a powerful and attractive alternative to linear control and modulation for the control of power electronics converters and drives. The advances in modern microprocessors and its processing capability […]

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 […]

10th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronice and Drives (SDEMPED)
April 30, 2015

10th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronice and Drives (SDEMPED) September 1-4, 2015, Guarda, Portugal This symposium aims to provide a high-level international forum for researchers, professionals, and in general for specialists in diagnostics and monitoring of electrical machines, power electronics, adjustable […]

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 […]

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