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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  ~


Products of the Week from APEC 2017: Part 2
March 29, 2017

Power Electronics has rounded up a few products appearing at the Applied Power Electronics Conference this year. read more […]

Maintaining Precision at Varying Temperatures
March 27, 2017

Sponsored by: LEM High precision transducers are increasingly in demand due to high-performance industrial applications such as precision motor controllers, metering, measurement accessories and test equipment. Determined to build a transducer that maintains high performance standards over a wider temperature range, LEM developed the IT xx5. read more […]

Products of the Week from APEC 2017
March 27, 2017

Power Electronics has rounded up a few products appearing at the Applied Power Electronics Conference this year. read more […]

Who Will Advance to the Round of 4?
March 24, 2017

We are down to the final weeks of the Bracket Challenge. Only 8 of the top engineering universities remain in the competition.Head on over to the bracket and cast your vote to help push your favorites to the round of 4. read more […]

Stationary Chargers for EVs — When Cost and Performance Matters
March 22, 2017

Matthias Tauer, Technical Marketing Manager, Vincotech GmbH Unterhaching A comparison of an EV battery charger design using a power module versus discrete power components. read more […]

Would You Bet That Autonomous Cars Will Succeed?
March 22, 2017

The hard question is how does Intel or anyone else integrate all these technologies into a system that works reliably. read more […]

Low-Voltage Logic Inputs Turn 1000Vdc Loads On/Off
March 17, 2017

Computer logic controls up to a 1000Vdc load using a 22mm x 9mm x 5.16mm BGA micromodule employing an internal isolated Power Switch Controller that drives an external power MOSFET or IGBT. Computer logic controls up to a 1000Vdc load and drives an external power MOSFET or IGBT. read more […]

Power Semiconductor Products of the Week (3/12-3/18)
March 15, 2017

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

Torex Semiconductor Expands its Silicon Valley R&D
March 10, 2017

Silicon Valley is maintaining its image as the center of the semiconductor universe. read more […]

High-Power Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station
March 8, 2017

EVgo, the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle fast charging stations, and ABB announced that they will deploy a so-called High-Power fast charging station in Fremont, Calif. read more […]

Weidmüller OMNIMATE Power PCB connector SVD 7.62HP
March 6, 2017

  The compact, two-row connection solution for drive controllers – Compliance with existing standards despite extremely compact installation space. The current trend towards smaller and smaller drive controllers with increasingly high power is being addressed by Weidmüller in the form of an innovative connection solution - the very compact double-level OMNIM […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (3/5-3/11)
March 4, 2017

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

Update: Subcutaneous Solar Cells Could Power Pacemakers
February 28, 2017

The researchers said that their general idea was that the solar cells could directly be integrated into the pacemaker housing. read more […]

Report: Renewable Power Generation Technologies Are Now Cost Competitive with Fossil Fuels
February 28, 2017

Lloyd’s Register Renewable power generation technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector, finds a new report by Lloyd’s Register. read more […]

Study: Technological Progress Alone Won’t Stem Resource Use
February 23, 2017

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology find no evidence of an overall reduction in the world’s consumption of materials. read more […]

WIE Breakfast at APEC 2017
February 16, 2017

Join Stephanie Watts Butler at the APEC WIE Breakfast Tuesday, March 28th from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in Room 12.  There is no cost to attend this breakfast, walk-ins are welcome, RSVP is encouraged: Sign Up Here   The Power to Be...Flexibility and efficiency are important concepts for power electronics.  They are also relevant for achieving a successful career, whi […]

Leadless MOSFET Power Package Achieves Near-GaN Switching Losses
February 14, 2017

Franz Stueckler, Senior Concept and Application Engineer, Infineon Technologies AG Modern semiconductors facilitate faster switching speeds and lower losses to support designers. A new leadless power package drives down on-state resistance and provides close to “GaN-like” switching losses, making a significant step forward in hard switching applications. New […]

General Motors Partners with Honda on Fuel Cell Manufacturing
February 14, 2017

General Motors Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Mich., south of Detroit. Mass production of fuel cell systems is expected to begin around 2020. Fuel Cell System Manufacturing will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Mic […]

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency - Transforming the Black Magic to Engineering Workshop @ APEC 2017
February 13, 2017

PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS High Frequency Magnetics Workshop Power Magnetics @ High Frequency  Transforming the Black Magic to Engineering   IEEE PELS and the PSMA Magnetics Committee will hold the second “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Transforming the Black Magic to Engineering” workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017 -  the day before and in […]

Market for Power Semiconductors in Automotive to Rev Up by $3 Billion by 2022
February 8, 2017

IHS Markit The global market for power semiconductors used in cars and light passenger vehicles is expected to grow by more than $3 billion in the next six years. read more […]

Electricity Flows Through This Metal, But Not the Heat
February 3, 2017

University of California, Berkeley According to a new study led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, electrons in vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat. read more […]

EV Battery Sensing Module Yields Critical Measurement Data
February 3, 2017

Automotive-grade, precision current, and high-voltage measurement module senses EV battery condition and reports digital output data. Automotive-grade, precision current, and high-voltage measurement module senses EV battery condition and reports digital output data. read more […]

Smart Grid Storage – Stacks Success Story
January 30, 2017

  With the increase of renewable energy systems the g rid requirements regarding compensation of energy overload and energy lack situations rises. Different technologies for energy storage systems are used in the market like battery storage and flywheel solutions. SEMIKRON already has a wide ready-to-use portfolio of different stacks for these kind of applic […]

Subcutaneous Solar Cells Could Power Pacemakers
January 27, 2017

A new study provides real-life data on the potential of powering medical implants with solar cells. read more […]

Infineon enables compact and cost-effective LED front light applications with LITIX™ LED driver family
January 25, 2017

  LEDs in automotive front lighting enable energy savings, new light designs and applications such as matrix beam and laser high-beam. Supporting the progress in automotive lighting Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launched high-power LED drivers specifically designed for automotive front lights. The drivers are available within the new LIT […]

Power Electronics Products of the Week (1/22-1/28)
January 25, 2017

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

The Basics of Industrial Connectivity
January 23, 2017

Sponsored by Altech Corp. Industrial connectivity includes any component that is in the path of delivering power or control signals to do useful work. Typical connectivity components include connectors and terminal blocks, motor starters and relays. read more […]

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- […]

PCIM Europe 2017: conference program published
January 1, 2017

  The PCIM Europe Conference 2017 takes place from 16 – 18 May 2017 and covers with its conference program a wide range of topics including recent developments in power semiconductors, passive components, thermal management products, energy storage, sensors and new materials. The comprehensive offer ranges from components, to drive electronics and packaging […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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