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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  ~


Infineon Announces 650V IGBTs with Highest Efficiency for Fast Switching in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
February 27, 2015

  Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has announced a family of robust 650V IGBTs that can deliver highest efficiency in fast switching automotive applications. The AEC-Q-qualified TRENCHSTOP™5 AUTO IGBTs will reduce power losses and improve reliability in electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications such as on-board ch […]

Gallery: Top Discrete Power Semiconductors for Q3 and Q4 2014
February 27, 2015

Here are Power Electronics' top discrete power semiconductors for Q3 and Q4 2014. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more […]

FastIRFET(tm) in 4x5 PQFN Power Block Package
February 26, 2015

International Rectifier, IR announced the introduction of the IRFH4257D FastIRFET dual power MOSFET housed in a high performance 4x5 PQFN power block package. read more […]

500 & 600 W Quarter-Brick Bus Converters Communicate Through PMBus
February 26, 2015

Murata announced the DRQ series of single output digitally controlled 500 and 600 Watt DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. read more […]

Position Sensor Suits Hydraulic, Pneumatic Apps
February 26, 2015

Designed for continuous use at operating pressures up to 350 bar, the Novotechnik TH1 touchless sensors are readily integrated into high-pressure hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. read more […]

Gallery: Top Regulators for Q3 and Q4 of 2014
February 26, 2015

In case you missed them, here are Power Electronics’ top regulators for the third and fourth quarters of 2014. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more […]

Ultra-Low Power Precision Operational Amplifiers
February 25, 2015

ON Semiconductor has introduced a family of affordable, precision CMOS operational amplifiers (op amps) that deliver zero drift operation and industry leading quiescent current for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs. read more […]

Metal Resistor Packs 7 W into 2818 Case Size
February 25, 2015

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors product line (VFR) has introduced the new Flex Series of Bulk Metal® Foil commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) resistors featuring flexible terminations. read more […]

Ametherm's NTC Disc Thermistors
February 25, 2015

Ametherm announced that its NTC disc thermistors recently acquired from Measurement Specialties (formerly RTI Electronics) are now being stocked by Mouser Electronics. read more […]

Powerhouse Enclosure Cooler: Increased Cooling, Same Small Size
February 25, 2015

For enclosure cooling, TECA introduces a powerful new thermoelectric air conditioner. read more […]

500 mW Zener Diodes Save Space in New Low-Profile MicroSMF eSMP® Package
February 25, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the first new series of Zener diodes with 500 mW of power dissipation in the new ultra-compact MicroSMF eSMP® series package. read more […]

Ultra-compact µDC-DC converters
February 25, 2015

TDK Corporation presents a new series of ultra-compact EPCOS µDC-DC converters. read more […]

Smaller, Lighter Weather Resistant Power Connector for Outdoor Use
February 25, 2015

Hirose has released the HR41A Series, a small, light plastic power connector that is IP68 rated with advanced lightning surge protection (15 kV). read more […]

PSMA Announces APEC 2015 3D Packaging Industry Session
February 25, 2015

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Packaging Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2015 titled, "Substrate Embedded Components Enabling High Density 3D Power Packaging." read more […]

2014 was Bumper Year for Automotive Semiconductors
February 25, 2015

The automotive semiconductor market did exceptionally well in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS. read more […]

Photovoltaic Isolator (PVI) Offers High Output Current
February 25, 2015

Dionics-USA announces a new class of high current photovoltaic isolators. Dionics-USA announces a new class of high current photovoltaic isolators. read more […]

Resistor Series Improves Voltage Rating
February 24, 2015

Stackpole announces upgrades in the working voltage ratings for the RSF/RSMF Series 3 watt and 5 watt size resistors. Stackpole announces upgrades in the working voltage ratings for the RSF/RSMF Series 3 watt and 5 watt size resistors. read more […]

Sensorless BLDC Controller Works With MOSFETs
February 24, 2015

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces a new three-phase, sensorless, brushless DC (BLDC) motor controller for use with external complementary P-channel and N-channel power MOSFETs. read more […]

Panel Meter Has Easy-to-Read Feet & Inches Display
February 24, 2015

Precision Digital Corporation, global leader in digital panel meters and control instrumentation celebrating its 40th year in business, today announced the latest ProVu® family member, the PD6001 Feet & Inches 1/8 DIN Panel Meter. read more […]

AC Fan Tray Features Front Panel Exhaust with Bi-Color LED Alarm Indication
February 24, 2015

Orion Fans has expanded its high airflow fan tray offering to include a front exhaust unit available with up to six-fan positions. read more […]

Subminiature Fuses Offer Smallest Footprint SMT Designs for 125 VAC/250 VAC
February 24, 2015

Littelfuse, Inc. introduced two new series of its popular NANO2® Subminiature Fuse, each of which provides surge tolerance and circuit protection against overload conditions for downstream components. read more […]

Introducing a High-Voltage Resonant Controller with PFC for LED Drivers
February 24, 2015

  Infineon Enables Efficient and Compact Lighting Applications Introducing the ICL5101, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) extends its portfolio of lighting control ICs, addressing lighting systems in the range of 40W to 300W. The new high-voltage resonant controller IC provides a high level of integration which translates to a reduction in s […]

Applied Power Electronics Conference Comes to Charlotte
February 23, 2015

The exciting world of power electronics will be on show at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, taking place March 15-19 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Power Plant read more […]

Universal PMIC Offers Up to 40 V Input Programmable Quad Output
February 23, 2015

Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today introduced the XR77129, a quad output programmable Universal PMIC with an input operating voltage range of 6V to 40V. read more […]

Power Connectors Handle Temps to 155°C
February 23, 2015

SCHURTER introduces its high temperature cord connectors to extend its range of IEC high temperature power inlets according to IEC/UL 60320. read more […]

TVS Diode Increases Protection from Load Dump Without Expanding Design Footprint
February 23, 2015

TVS Diode Increases Protection from Load Dump Without Expanding Design Footprint Littelfuse, Inc. introduced the SLD Series TVS Diode for automotive and high reliability applications. read more […]

High Power LEDs Reduce System Cost
February 23, 2015

Cree, Inc. announces the commercial availability of XLamp® Extreme High Power (XHP) LEDs, a new class of LEDs that enable a system cost reduction of up to 40 percent for lighting applications. read more […]

ROHM Semiconductor Introduces Compact Pressure Sensor IC
February 20, 2015

  New device provides unmatched accuracy over a wide temperature range Willich-Münchheide, February 19th 2015 - ROHM just recently announced its new family of BM1383GLV piezo-resistive pressure sensors which feature class-leading pressure accuracy and stable measurement at both low and high temperatures due to a built-in temperature correction function. Buil […]

Power Factor Corrected Ac-Dc Drivers For LED Lighting Apps
February 20, 2015

ON Semiconductor driving energy efficient innovations, announces two new series of power factor corrected (PFC) offline Ac-Dc drivers for high performance LED lighting applications. read more […]

Pushbutton Switch Has Customizable Graphics
February 20, 2015

C&K Components announced that it will add painted and laser-etched custom graphics or symbols to the backlit caps on the illuminated versions of its AP Series industrial pushbutton switches. read more […]

Digital Controller IC Minimizes Field Returns Using “Black Box” Tool And Online Diagnostics
February 19, 2015

Subodh Madiwale and Vuong Tran, Analog Devices 
 “Black Box” diagnostics use advanced digital controllers, providing an opportunity to revolutionize failure analysis of customer returns by improving the accuracy of failure information and reducing turn-around time of failure diagnostics. “Black Box” diagnostics use advanced digital controllers, providing a […]

Hi-Rel COTS Solid Tantalum Capacitors With Metal Case And Hermetic Sealing
February 18, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new TANTAMOUNT® Hi-Rel COTS series of surface-mount solid tantalum chip capacitors for military and avionics applications. read more […]

Expandable PCB Retainers
February 18, 2015

Elma Electronic is introducing the first in its family of SureLock multi-segment, extruded aluminum retaining devices. read more […]

Innovative online tool: The fast and easy way to find the right snubber capacitor
February 17, 2015

  TDK Corporation presents the EPCOS Snubber Cap Finder – an innovative online tool that simplifies and speeds up the search for suitable snubber capacitors to protect IGBT modules against voltage peaks. With Snubber Cap Finder, the user only has to enter the manufacturer's IGBT code number in the search mask, and the integrated database, […]

Infineon Introduces OptiMOS™ 5 80V and 100V
February 10, 2015

  New Generation of Power MOSFETs offers the Industry’s Lowest On-State Resistance Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) extends its OptiMOS™ 5 portfolio with 80V and 100V variants. This latest generation of Power MOSFETs is optimized for high switching frequencies especially used in synchronous rectification applications for telecom and server […]

SENSOR+TEST 2015 - Focus on Environmental Monitoring
February 3, 2015

  Environmental protection in industry – as well as in general – is hardly possible without reliable measuring values. Whether we want to avoid health hazards, optimize industrial processes, or comply with new statutory requirements: Precise monitoring of ambient conditions is now a more important task for sensing, measuring, and testing technology than ever […]

ROHM Announces the Industry’s First Monolithic EDLC Cell Balancing IC
February 2, 2015

  Promotes expansion of the EDLC energy regeneration market for automotive and industrial applications ROHM has recently announced the development of a cell balancing IC that contributes to increased miniaturization, greater stability, and longer life for EDLCs (Electric Double Layer Capacitors), which are driving the adoption of energy regeneration applicat […]

Extensive OMNIMATE component libraries for PCB design software
January 29, 2015

  The Weidmüller OMNIMATE service has been expanded with new, extensive OMNIMATE component libraries for PCB design software for fast and professional PCB design. Weidmüller is offering a new service in the OMNIMATE segment. In offering its extensive component libraries for PCB design software, Weidmüller is expanding its range of services. In addition to th […]

Infineon Technologies AG successfully acquires International Rectifier
January 19, 2015

  Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) announced the closing of the acquisition of International Rectifier. With effect from today, the El Segundo based company has become part of Infineon following the approval of all necessary regulatory authorities and International Rectifier’s shareholders. “The acquisition of International Rectifier is an […]

IEEE International Workshop On Integrated Power Packaging (IWIPP)
January 15, 2015

IEEE International Workshop On Integrated Power Packaging-IWIPPMay 3-6, 2015, Chicago, Illinois  With the advent of wide bandgap (WBG) and silicon power semiconductor and compact power converter technologies, there is now a critical need to have a focused workshop on power packaging and system integration. The new IEEE Workshop is to bring together researche […]

December 29, 2014

  Enhanced standard for superior thermal and dynamic performances SEMiX®5 completes the  SEMiX® product family between 50kW and 350kW for 650V, 1200V and 1700V applications. The baseplate module features rugged power terminals with 17mm height and Press-Fit contacts for a low cost solder-free assembly of the gate driver. A significantly reduced stray inducta […]

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 […]

27th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)
November 6, 2014

27th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)May 10-14, 2015, Hong Kong  The 27th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD), sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society and the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan   […]

2015 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
November 6, 2014

2015 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)15-19 March, 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina  "All Technical Committee Meetings are OPEN forum" As The Premier Event in Applied Power Electronics™, APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference, APEC ha […]

2015 Clemson University Power Systems Conference (PSC)
November 6, 2014

2015 Clemson University Power Systems Conference (PSC) March 10-13, 2015, Clemson University The theme of the fourteenth annual power systems conference is "Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Power and Energy Systems". Advanced Metering, Communication, Computing, Control, Distributed Resources and Protection among other topics will be emphasiz […]

IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles (ESARS)
November 6, 2014

IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles March 3-5, 2015, Aachen, Germany   Conference WebsiteConference Registration […]

IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)
November 6, 2014

IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)February 20-21, 2015, University of Illinois Join us at the annual IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), a perfect place to investigate future power and energy technologies presented by leading industry and academic experts in the power and energy field. The conference will promote academic an […]

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