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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  ~


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 […]

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 […]

Solid-State and Polymer Battery Market Estimates
November 16, 2016

A newly released report by IDTechEx Research predicts that the solid-state battery industry will reach $7 billion by 2027. read more […]

External Power Supplies Meet DOE's Level VI Energy Efficiency Standards
November 16, 2016

SL Power Electronics announces the expansion of its highly efficient Level VI+ family with the addition of its new TE90 Series external power supplies. read more […]

Aluminum Capacitors Feature Increased Vibration Resistance
November 16, 2016

Vishay Intertechnology introduced five new series of aluminum capacitors with increased vibration capabilities over standard devices. read more […]

Thin Laminate-Type Energy Device Meets Numerous Wireless Sensor Node Demands
November 16, 2016

Murata Americas announced the release of the UMAL, a low-profile high capacity energy device, delivering a slim, high-capacity energy source. read more […]

Active Bridge Solution for Power Over Ethernet-Based IoT Devices
November 16, 2016

Fairchild enhanced its GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET technology with FDMQ8205, the first member of its next-generation GreenBridge series for applications that receive power via Power Over Ethernet (POE), such as security cameras, wireless access points, LED lighting and other Powered Devices (PD).  Designers can lower operating temperature, increase […]

Active Bridge Solution for Power Over Ethernet-Based IoT Devices
November 16, 2016

Fairchild enhanced its GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET technology with FDMQ8205, the next-generation GreenBridge series for Power over Ethernet applications. read more […]

Design Notebook: Four Interleaved Flybacks Yield Power Factor Correction
November 15, 2016

Charles Barnett, Leightner Electronics, and Steve Sandler, Picotest When operated in the discontinuous mode, four interleaved flyback converter circuits automatically provide power factor correction (PFC). read more […]

Qi-certified 15-W Wireless Power Transmitter
November 9, 2016

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's first Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) v1.2 Qi-certified 15-W wireless power transmitter. read more […]

300-600W Constant Current Power Supplies
November 9, 2016

TDK Corporation announced the TDK-Lambda brand EVS constant current AC-DC power supplies. read more […]

USB Type-C Controllers are Compatible with Latest Type-C Specifications
November 9, 2016

Fairchild's FUSB302 family of USB Type-C controllers are the industry's first to be compatible with the latest updates to the USB Type-C standard, including Power Delivery (PD) specification. read more […]

Advanced Capacitor Technology
November 9, 2016

KEMET introduced its advanced U2J Class-I ceramic dielectric capacitors. This U2J surface mount platform offers more than twice the capacitance available in C0G/NP0. read more […]

SPEC 2016 - Auckland - New Zealand - 5-8 December 2016
November 1, 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 H […]

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 […]

6 Dec 2016 - Webinar: Using embedded code generation to speed up grid link inverter design
October 6, 2016

Using embedded code generation to speed up grid link inverter design Tue, Dec 6, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST  Registraiton URL: Presented by: Albert Dunford The Design of Grid-Link inverters is a complex process involving the selection and sizing of the power stage, the development of a control alg […]

Low 1mm profile LED driver IC from Arctic Sand saves more than 0.5W in Ultrabook platform LED backlighting
October 4, 2016

  ARC2C0608 uses unique power conversion architecture to achieve industry’s highest efficiency, 94%, and reduce number of LED boosts required Arctic Sand Technologies (, the performance and space saving leader in power conversion ICs, today launched an ultra-high efficiency LED driver targeting Next Gen - Ultra High Definition - Ultrabook […]

ABB wins $85 million orders to strengthen power grid in Canada
September 27, 2016

  Ultra-high voltage circuit breakers and power transformers to support upgrade of Quebec grid ABB has won orders worth over $85 million from leading Canadian utility Hydro-Québec (HQ) to upgrade its 800-kilovolt (kV) air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations and transmission grid with state-of-the-art circuit breakers, power transformers and shunt reactors […]

3 Nov 2016 - Webinar: Getting the most from GaN Transistor and IC Chip-scale Packaging
September 27, 2016

Getting the most from GaN Transistor and IC Chip-scale Packaging Scheduled date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Registration link- GaN transistors and integrated circuits are significantly faster and smaller than their silicon ancestors. This has enabled many new applications such as enve […]

LEM completes its range of high performance, compact, medium and high voltage transducers for the traction market with the DVM series
September 22, 2016

  25% less bulky due to reduced power losses; Improved accuracy and temperature stability Fully-isolated nominal measurement of 600-4200V DC, AC or pulsed Compact, light and robust package Combines 12 kV insulation with unmatched immunity against electromagnetic disturbances Meets latest IRIS requirements for rail traction applications LEM introduces the DVM […]

ROHM Semiconductor Introduces Innovative Products and Concepts for Power & Energy Management
September 19, 2016

  At the world’s leading show for electronics, electronica in Munich (Nov. 8-11, 2016/Hall A5-Booth 542), ROHM Semiconductor will showcase cutting-edge power management solutions for numerous applications in the automotive, industrial and residential/home area. Based on latest SiC and Si technologies, proprietary processing and packaging technologies, the in […]

Digital LED driver ICs from Infineon with flicker free control and low stand-by power
September 16, 2016

  Modern LED technology offers many advanced possibilities for lighting applications. With the XDPL8220, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) extends its product portfolio of digital and configurable LED driver ICs. The IC enables the lighting industry to realize essential features for smart lighting and increases the benefits for both, end use […]

Women in Engineering Breakfast at ECCE- ASIA 2016
May 10, 2016

Please join us!   Women in Engineering Breakfast 24, May 2016, 7:30AM-9:00AM   Location: Room VIP1, 1F   Guest Speaker: Katherine Kim, PhD Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)   In this talk, I will share my experiences that took me from struggling through my first power electro […]

WEBINAR: Tackling the Little Box Challenge - New circuit architectures to achieve a 216 W/in^3 power density 2 kW inverter
May 10, 2016

Webninar- Tackling the Little Box Challenge - New circuit architectures to achieve a 216 W/in^3 power density 2 kW inverter Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:00 PM EDTRegistration link - This talk will describe new circuit architectures and control methods that our research group developed for th […]

Women in Engineering Breakfast at APEC 2016
March 18, 2016

Please join us! Women in Engineering Breakfast at APEC 2016  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 8:00-9:00 a.m. Held at the Hyatt, in Regency C Guest Speaker: Katherine Kim, PhD Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)In this talk, I will share my experiences that took me from struggling thro […]

YP Reception at APEC 2016
March 18, 2016

You have been invited! Young Professionals and Students Reception at APEC 2016   Want to mingle, learn and have fun with best minds of IEEE? PELS and IAS give you this opportunity to learn from the life journey of the biggest leaders at APEC at this year's Young Professionals and Students Reception.   When:   Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Where:  Café […]

New TEC Workshop - Exploring Cybersecurity Challenges in Electrified Transportation: A Focused Workshop
February 18, 2016

A New TEC Workshop - Exploring Cybersecurity Challenges in Electrified Transportation: A Focused Workshop Wed., Feb. 24 & Thurs. Feb. 25, 2016Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building (HUIRB) 2201 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20059 Workshops Flyer Transportation electrification imposes special considerations and concerns for cybersecuri […]

Workshop: Power Magnetics @ High Frequency- Solving the Black Magic! (held at APEC 2016)
January 5, 2016

PSMA Magnetics Committee Magnetics Workshop Power Magnetics @ High Frequency- Solving the Black Magic! Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 APEC 2016 Long Beach California   IEEE PELS and the PSMA magnetics committee will hold an inaugural “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Solving the Black Magic!” workshop for the day before APEC 2016, Saturday, March 19, 2016 […]

PEDG 2016 - Vancouver, Canada
December 1, 2015

Invitation to IEEE PEDG 2016 - Vancouver, Canada (June 27-30)   Bringing together the world’s experts in renewable power and distributed generation, the 7th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems will take place from the 27th – 30th of June 2016, in Vancouver, Canada.   Please visit for more informati […]

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