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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  ~


AC/DC Power Supply Family Improves Medical Equipment Power Performance
July 26, 2016

SL Power Electronics announces its 425 watt, single output MU425 Series AC/DC power supply. This latest offering addresses the complexity and unique power needs of healthcare systems such as surgical equipment, home healthcare therapeutic devices and imaging equipment as well as other critical medical applications that require clean, reliable power for the h […]

Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers 93% Efficiency
July 26, 2016

Linear Technology announces the LT8608, a 1.5A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique synchronous rectification topology delivers 93% efficiency while switching at 2MHz enabling designers to avoid critical noise-sensitive frequency bands, such as AM radio, while using a very compact solution footprint. Burst Mode operation keeps quies […]

Medium-Power Planar Transformer Provides Higher Efficiency
July 26, 2016

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new planar transformer offering power from 1 kW to 3 kW in a compact size. read more […]

PFC Capacitors: Much Longer Life and Higher Energy Density
July 26, 2016

TDK Corporation presents EPCOS PhaseCap Energy – two new series of high power capacitors for power factor correction. read more […]

What is Happening with Lithium-Ion Battery Costs?
July 26, 2016

Stellar growth over the coming decade is forecast for the electric vehicle business, resulting in nearly one trillion dollars sales at ex-factory prices in 2026. read more […]

Artificial Intelligence Systems for Autonomous Driving On the Rise
July 26, 2016

As the complexity of in-vehicle infotainment systems and advanced driver assistance systems increases, there is a growing need for hardware and software solutions that support artificial intelligence. read more […]

WEBINAR- 31 Aug 2016 - Implications of the Emergence of Ultraconducting Copper Wire
July 25, 2016

Implications of the Emergence of Ultraconducting Copper Wire Scheduled Date:  Wed, Aug 31, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Registration URL: Abstract: Ultraconductive copper (UCC) wire promises 15% higher room-temperature electrical conductivity and 40% higher ampacity than pure copper wire. It is a com […]

WEBINAR- 3 Aug 2016- AC and DC Microgrids
July 25, 2016

AC and DC Microgrids Scheduled Date: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Registration URL: Abstract:  A Microgrid is an electrical distribution network consisted of distributed generators, local loads, and energy storage systems that can operate in grid-connected or islanded modes. Different […]

YP WEBINAR- 11 Aug 2016 - Estimation techniques for switching power converters: applications for fault diagnosis, condition monitoring, and control
July 25, 2016

Estimation techniques for switching power converters: applications for fault diagnosis, condition monitoring, and control   Scheduled Date:  Thu, Aug 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT Registration URL: Abstract:  Switched linear modeling and estimation techniques for power electronics circuits have […]

PCIM Asia 2016 closed with record exhibitor and visitor figures
July 25, 2016

  PCIM Asia, an international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management, successfully closed on 30 June at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the Shanghai Pudong Internat […]

Conference of PCIM Europe 2017: “Call for Papers” is launched
July 20, 2016

  Demonstrating expertise, exchanging specialist knowledge and informing an international audience about the latest results and developments in the field of power electronics – this is what professionals are invited to at the Conference of PCIM Europe 2017. The “Call for Papers” gives the go-ahead for experts from industry and academia to submit papers on [. […]

Infineon to acquire Wolfspeed for US Dollar 850 million in cash
July 18, 2016

  Combination further strengthens Infineon as leading supplier of power and radio-frequency (RF) power solutions in high-growth markets such as electro-mobility, renewables and next-generation cellular infrastructure relevant for the Internet of Things (IoT) Acquisition further enables Infineon to provide the most compelling power solutions with the broadest […]

Heat Sinks Cool Brick DC-DC Converters
July 15, 2016

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. now provides a family of high performance maxiFLOW heat sinks for cooling DC-DC power converters and power modules. read more […]

KOA Speer Introduces 1.5 Watt Molded Current Sense Resistor
July 15, 2016

KOA Speer Electronics has added the SLW1, a 1.5 Watt, 2512 size chip to its line of molded current sensing resistors. read more […]

Modular Rectangular Connectors
July 15, 2016

Souriau's MQuick range of rectangular connectors features a complete selection of components built around a range of standard modules, mechanical connections and accessories. read more […]

Ultra Hi-Q Radio Frequency Capacitors
July 15, 2016

KEMET announced the expansion of its radio frequency (RF) and microwave product portfolio to include a new series of Ultra HiQ-CBR Squared Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors. read more […]

µModule Power Products with SnPb BGA Packages
July 15, 2016

Linear Technology introduces over 53 µModule power products with SnPb BGA packages, targeting applications where the use of tin-lead soldering is preferred, such as in defense, avionics and heavy equipment industries. read more […]

Cree to Sell Wolfspeed to Infineon for $850 Million Cash
July 15, 2016

Cree announced a definitive agreement to sell its Wolfspeed Power and RF division to Infineon Technologies AG for $850 million in cash. read more […]

SEMIKUBE 1500V Stack
July 15, 2016

  2-level but 1500V DC with intelligent switching Following the solar trend to increase DC voltage, SEMIKUBE extends its range with a 1300A, 2-level air cooled inverter, able to operate up to 1500V. Using state-of-the-art IntelliOff driving technology, the inverter provides safe operation under all conditions. IBGT modules with CAL diodes ensures a high robu […]

Power-Management Lab Kits for Young and Old Engineers
July 13, 2016

Texas Instruments is bridging the gap between power theory and real-world applications with the TI Power Management Lab Kit series. read more […]

600W Programmable DC Power Supplies with Extended Range
July 12, 2016

Versatile Power announced their new BENCH XR Series of compact Programmable 600W DC Power Supplies with Extended Range are now available. read more […]

Dual-Dim LED Driver Provides Single Chip TRIAC and Digital Dimming
July 12, 2016

Dialog Semiconductor has announced the iW3690, a revolutionary driver IC for LED smart lighting that combines digital control with the company's advanced phase-cut TRIAC dimming. read more […]

Wide Input Voltage Automotive Buck Regulators
July 12, 2016

Allegro MicroSystems introduced two new adjustable high-frequency DC-DC step-down switching regulators with an integrated high-side power MOSFET. read more […]

Solar Industry Set for New Overcapacity and Shake-Out Cycle
July 12, 2016

IHS Technology says that solar PV installations in China in the third quarter of 2016 will fall by 80 percent, triggering a sharp global slowdown in global demand and an oversupply, particularly solar modules. read more […]

Thick Film, Multi-Resistance-Value Chip Resistor Arrays Supplement Thin Film Arrays
July 12, 2016

Providing an alternative to thin film arrays in applications requiring lower performance, Vishay Intertechnology introduced the industry's first thick film chip resistor arrays to offer multiple resistance values in one device. read more […]

Connector Delivers Rugged Connectivity for LED Headlight Systems
July 12, 2016

The MiniBridge Koshiri Security connector from ERNI has a unique housing design with distinctive guides that prevent mismating and protect contact pins. read more […]

SiC Power Business Is a Reality
July 12, 2016

SiC benefits are not a secret anymore and an increasing number of industries are developing new products with SiC technologies. The SiC power business is concrete and real, with a promising outlook. read more […]

ABB completes HVDC system upgrade, delivering clean, reliable hydropower from Canada to US
July 12, 2016

  Upgrade of world’s first multi-terminal link boosts supply of renewable energy and grid stability for coming decades ABB has completed the upgrade and refurbishment of the three high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations on the power transmission link between Québec, Canada and New England, US for the leading Canadian and US utilities Hydro-Québ […]

Book Review: Linear Circuit Transfer Functions—An Introduction to Fast Analytical Techniques
July 11, 2016

Christophe P. Basso has written a new book: Linear Circuit Transfer Functions—An Introduction to Fast Analytical Techniques. read more […]

Z5 Rectifier Stack
July 11, 2016

  Modular high current rectifier up to 3000A for optimized cabinet integration The CLASSICS stacks of SEMIKRON offers a broad portfolio of rectifier stacks. The new Z5 stack is a high current rectifier which thanks to its modularity can be used for different types of topologies and power ranges. Using the well-established capsule technology, the […]

July 7, 2016

  Jump-start prototyping and development by combining with ROHM’s control IC and evaluation board ROHM has recently announced the availability of a new 1700V SiC MOSFET optimized for industrial applications, including manufacturing equipment and high-voltage general-purpose inverters. In recent years, the growing trend to conserve energy in all areas has inc […]

Parasitics: A Barrier to Wide Band Gap Adoption in Power Electronics
July 7, 2016

Neil Forcier, Keysight Technologies With WBG devices, limiting parasitics is even more important and the level of parasitics that needs to be considered changes by an order of magnitude. read more […]

Germany’s Minister of Transport Dobrindt equips “Digital Autobahn Test Zone” with radar sensors from Infineon and Siemens
July 6, 2016

  The German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt signed an innovation agreement today for setting up radar sensors in the “Digital Autobahn Test Zone” – together with Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Dr. Jochen Eickholt, CEO of the Mobility Division of Siemens […]

Despite Economic Headwinds in China, Industrial Semiconductor Revenues Rose in 2015
July 5, 2016

Industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015 despite weakness in the overall semiconductor industry and, in particular, economic headwinds in China. read more […]

Battery Vehicle Now Viable for Very Long Distances
July 5, 2016

The Tesla 3 gets nearly double the range of the Nissan Leaf by using nearly double the amount of battery but engineers are using a multitude of work-rounds to do better. read more […]

Surge Stopper Protects Electronic Systems from Overvoltage and Overcurrent Transients
July 5, 2016

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4380, an ultralow quiescent current (IQ) surge stopper, providing compact overvoltage and overcurrent protection. read more […]

Sensor Interface Analog Front End Simplifies Sensor Conditioning
July 5, 2016

Exar has announced the XR18910, the latest addition to its family of analog front end sensor interfaces, which integrates high channel count and functionality in a tiny footprint. read more […]

Single Channel GaN Power Stage
July 5, 2016

Texas instruments' LMG3410 Single Channel GaN Power Stage is aimed at high-performance power conversion applications where switching performance and fault protection are important. read more […]

Low-Profile Two-Watt DC-DC Converter
July 5, 2016

Murata Power Solutions has announced the NXE2 series of 2 Watt surface mounted DC/DC converters. Footprints compatible with similar 1 and 2 Watt devices are also available on the market. read more […]

SMT Power Inductors
July 5, 2016

TT Electronics has launched a new range of surface mount (SMT) power inductors for use in high temperature, high power, automotive applications. read more […]

Very Large Lithium-ion Batteries
June 30, 2016

Very large lithium-ion battery banks were largely unknown ten years ago. Now, it is tough to keep up with the variety of uses for them. read more […]

ROHM Expands Its Color Lineup of Class-Leading Thin, Compact LEDs
June 30, 2016

  Contributes to improved design flexibility in wearables, drones, and other devices ROHM recently added 7 new colors to its PICOLEDTM series of low-profile, ultra-compact chip LEDs optimized for wearable tech, portable devices, and drones, allowing for greater color expression and improved design freedom. In recent years the number of applications that have […]

ABB to help enhance power quality in Mexico
June 28, 2016

  Static Var Compensator (SVC), solution to enhance grid stability and reliability improving power quality and boosting supply ABB has commissioned a turnkey Static Var Compensator (SVC) solution for a substation in Ciudad Del Carmen, in the southern Mexican state of Campeche, for Comisión Féderal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s state-owned electric utility […]

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 […]

2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2016)
March 2, 2016

The 8th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE 2016) will be held on September 18-22 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, the heartland of the North America’s electric drive and electrical equipment industry.   ECCE is the world’s leading technical conference and exposition for energy conversion solutions: solutions that are innovative and pr […]

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 […]

Register Now! YP Webinar- Towards Reliable Power Electronics
February 4, 2016

PELS Young Professionals Webinar- Towards Reliable Power Electronics By: Dr. Huai Wang Held on February 25, 2016 9:30 AM EST The first webinar of 2016 will be presented by Professor Huai Wang from Aalborg University, Denmark. Professor  Wang's webinar is titled, Towards Reliable Power Electronics. The webinar is free and open to all. Below is some addit […]

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