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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  ~


Square Cold Forged Heat Sink For 60 W LED applications
December 18, 2014

GlacialTech Inc. launched a new cold forged heatsink for 60W LED thermal solutions- Igloo FS127. read more […]

Energy Monitor Outputs 0 To 100 V
December 18, 2014

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2946, a high or low side charge, power and energy monitor for DC supply rails in the 0V to 100V range. read more […]

Panel-mount Indicator Shows Status Electric Vehicle Charging Status
December 18, 2014

VCC has developed a series of IP67 and NEMA 6P rated panel-mount indicators designed with a wide viewable angle that delivers bright visibility even in direct sunlight. read more […]

ROHM Introduces Its New Intelligent Power Modules for High-performance Switching
December 18, 2014

  Devices feature proprietary isolation and advanced energy-saving characteristics for embedded motor driving and inverters ROHM Semiconductor unveiled its new IPM (Intelligent Power Module) family for power-efficient motor driving and inverter applications. Based on ROHMs experience with Power Devices the new module series includes IGBT based modules optimi […]

IO-Packed and Power Efficient USB 2.0 to SPI/I2C Bridge Chip
December 18, 2014

The FT4222H from FTDI Chip is the latest addition to its expansive USB offering. read more […]

Momentary Action Top-Actuated Tactile Switches Feature Optional Ground Pin
December 17, 2014

C&K Components has developed a new series of SMT top-actuated, momentary action tactile switches with a miniature footprint, several color-coded actuation force options, and an optional ground pin configuration. read more […]

Precision Thin Film Chip Resistors
December 17, 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has enhanced its PTN series of precision surface-mount thin film chip resistors with a lower absolute TCR of ± 10 ppm/°C and tighter tolerances to ± 0.05 % read more […]

400 Watt Convection Cooled Power Supply for Medical and Industrial Applications
December 17, 2014

XP Power announced the CCL400 series of highly efficient convection cooled 400 Watt AC-DC power supplies. read more […]

60V, Synchronous Buck-Boost Controller
December 17, 2014

Linear Technology announces the LT3790, a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller that delivers up to 250W of power with a single IC. read more […]

Simple, Constant-Current Linear Regulator Improves LED Current Tolerance
December 17, 2014

Diodes Incorporated's AL5809, offered in a robust two-terminal PowerDI®-123 package, provides an improved accuracy, cost-effective solution for constant-current linear driving of LEDs. read more […]

United States Installs 1,354 MW of Solar in Q3 2014
December 17, 2014

Continuing its strong growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW)1 of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Q3 2014, up 41 percent over the same period last year. Content Classification:  Curated read more […]

Residential Solar Energy Storage Market to Grow by Factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018
December 17, 2014

The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 MW in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014. Content Classification:  Curated read more […]

Researchers Clear Hurdles Toward a New Kind of 2-D Microchip Using Different Electron Properties
December 16, 2014

New findings from a team at MIT and other institutions could provide a pathway toward a kind of two-dimensional microchip that would make use of a characteristic of electrons other than their electrical charge, as in conventional electronics. The Power Plant read more […]

Inverted and Automated: Acoustic Sorting of IGBT Modules
December 16, 2014

Tom Adams, Consultant, Sonoscan, Inc. A new tool provides high-throughput screening of large numbers of IGBT modules with minimal human intervention. It permits the removal, and possible rework, of modules that do not meet the user’s criteria. A new tool provides high-throughput screening of large numbers of IGBT modules with minimal human intervention. It p […]

Weidmüller OMNIMATE – Service AppGuide: Innovative "Application-oriented product recommendation" selection aid
December 16, 2014

  Tailored products for convenient and fast device development. Weidmüller is extending its OMNIMATE device connection technology area to include a further service offering: The Internet-based "Application-­oriented product recommendation" selection aid supplements the established 72-hour sample service. It provides a fast, user-friendly – and so f […]

Rugged, High Throughput USB to Serial Bridge Devices
December 15, 2014

Exar Corporation announced a new family of USB to serial bridge devices for industrial applications. read more […]

3U Open VPX VITA 62 Compliant Power Supply
December 15, 2014

Behlman Electronics Inc. has introduced its fourth COTS VPXtra Power Supply designed to support the rigors of mission critical airborne, shipboard, vehicle and mobile VPX applications, as well as high-end industrial applications. read more […]

Ultra-Compact SIP Ac-Dc Power Supply Series Includes Low Profile Versions
December 15, 2014

CUI Inc has extended its PBK series of ultra-compact SIP ac-dc power supplies to now include right-angle versions. read more […]

New Generation of High-Power LEDs
December 15, 2014

Cree, Inc. introduces the XLamp® MH-B LED, a new generation of high-power LEDs that delivers better performance and a more-effective way to achieve low-cost systems than mid-power (MP) LEDs. read more […]

3 A Step-Down, Switch-Mode Regulator Squeezes Into Ultra-Thin LGA Package
December 15, 2014

A 3 A micromodule regulator in a 1.82 mm high LGA package has a 6.25 mm x 6.25 mm footprint. It requires only four external passive components to operate as a dc-dc buck regulator. A 3 A micromodule regulator in a 1.82 mm high LGA package has a 6.25 mm x 6.25 mm footprint. It requires only four external passive components to operate as a dc-dc buck regulator […]

EMI and RFI Filters Provide Custom, Standard Options For Mil/Aero Apps
December 12, 2014

Astrodyne Corporation has expanded its Mil/Aero product offerings line to include custom and off-the-shelf military filters. read more […]

Fuse Speeds Charging Of Smartphones, Tablets
December 12, 2014

Littelfuse has introduced the compact 777 Series Fuse to provide protection for higher-wattage wall-mount chargers for battery-powered electronic equipment. read more […]

TVS Components Protect Relay Drives And Motors From Spikes
December 12, 2014

ProTek Devices introduced a family of high-powered surface mount transient voltage suppressors (TVS) for high-voltage spike circuit protection applications that include relay drives, motors (start/stop), module lightning protection and for secondary lightning protection. read more […]

Li-ion Battery Charger Safeguards Backup Battery In Automotive Systems
December 12, 2014

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL78692, a 4.1V single-cell battery charger designed to extend the life of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. read more […]

ROHM’s New Facility Increases Its LSI Post Processing Production Capability by 40%
December 12, 2014

  The 15 billion yen investment is expected to meet future demands in the automotive and industrial markets In response to the increasing demand for expanding the post processing production capability of LSIs, ROHM has plans to build a new facility at ROHM Integrated Systems (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (RIST). The project is currently in the […]

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 […]

100G Transimpedance Amplifier Drives High Performance Optical Networks
December 11, 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced its first transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for the 100G optical networking market. read more […]

7. 5 mm Flat Angle And Speed Sensors
December 11, 2014

Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors. read more […]

High Current Contacts Provide Secure Connections On PCB
December 11, 2014

PowerLamella power supply elements reduce installation costs for the manufacture of assemblies, which is why the power elements are ideally suited as connecting elements for fuses, switches and cables to the circuit board or as fasteners. read more […]

Small Footprint Boost Controller Simplifies LED Backlighting
December 11, 2014

For TV and monitor manufacturers needing a cost-effective solution for driving LED backlights, Diodes Incorporated has introduced a constant-frequency, voltage-mode, external-compensation boost controller. read more […]

Three-Phase Monitoring Relay Helps Prevent Premature Motor, Equipment Failures
December 11, 2014

ATC Diversified Electronics (ATC Diversified), a division of the Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies, today announced the global market introduction of its SLA Series, a family of high-reliability three-phase monitoring relays. read more […]

High-Voltage Thin Film Resistor Divider Network Comes In 1206 Case
December 11, 2014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced high-voltage thin film resistor divider network that offers a compact, higher-precision alternative to functionally equivalent products built on thick film technology. read more […]

VISEDO opens a new factory in Finland
December 11, 2014

The main office and the motor factory of VISEDO which has been operating already in the new location for one month was now officially inaugurated on the 14th of November 2014. In total over 100 guests representing mostly VISEDO customers participated the event in the new location at: VISEDO Oy, Lentokentäntie 44, 53600 Lappeenranta, Finland. […]

High-Temperature Crystal Oscillator Driver
December 10, 2014

X-REL Semiconductor has broadened its clock and timing product line by introducing a low-power, small foot-print crystal oscillator driver, XTR60010. read more […]

Femtoamp Bias Current Op Amps Achieve 500 MHz Gain Bandwidth
December 10, 2014

Linear Technology announces the LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps, which deliver outstanding performance for high speed and high dynamic range transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and buffer applications. read more […]

MACOM Introduces Industry Leading High Power SP3T and SP4T 200 Watt PIN Diode Switches
December 10, 2014

  Featuring low insertion loss and excellent linearity operating over the 50 MHz to 1 GHz frequency range, these devices are ideal for land mobile radio applications M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc.  (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced two high power PIN diode switches, with […]

Infineon Technologies Bipolar Offers Application Optimized Bipolar Power Modules
December 8, 2014

  Introducing Cost-Effective Solder Bond Modules Infineon Technologies Bipolar GmbH & Co. KG today launches bipolar power modules in solder bond technology to address the specific requirements of cost-effective applications. With these new PowerBlock modules the company expands its already comprehensive power module portfolio which, so far, was only usin […]

Kionix Announces New Software Development Center in Finland
December 5, 2014

  Leveraging skilled resources and expertise in the area to broaden its sensor and sensing solutions portfolio Leading MEMS manufacturer, Kionix, Inc., together with its parent company, ROHM Semiconductor, announced the opening of a new software development center in Oulu, Finland to reinforce their sensor software and development resources. The new jointly […]

Fully Automated Test Line to ramp up Power Electronics Manufacturing
December 2, 2014

  Highly reliable power semiconductor testing and traceability at mass production speed LEMSYS SA, the leading global provider of engineered measurement solutions for the power semiconductor industry, announced that it has upgraded a major IGBT and MOSFET production facility in China with a fully automated test line for high voltage Direct Bond Copper (DBC) […]

Infineon Acquires a 9.4 Percent Stake in PCB Manufacturer Schweizer Electronic
November 27, 2014

  The semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer Schweizer Electronic AG (FSE: SCE) announced today that Infineon will acquire a 9.4 percent stake in Schweizer. The relevant contracts were concluded today. Both companies agreed on strict confidentiality on the terms By invest […]

More Discrete Power: Infineon Launches New TO-247PLUS Package Enabling Current Rates of up to 120A
November 25, 2014

  Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) expands its discrete IGBT portfolio for high power applications introducing the TO-247PLUS package. The new package enables up to 120A IGBT co-packed with a full rated diode in the same footprint and pin-out as JEDEC standard TO-247-3. The TO-247PLUS can be used in industrial applications such […]

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 Exposition15-19 March, 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina   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 has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics: […]

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 […]

IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference 2014 (IEVC)
November 6, 2014

IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference 2014December 17-19, 2014, Florence, Italy The IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference serves the global engineering community as a leadership platform to identify market, technology and standardization opportunities for electrified vehicles and related infrastructure. Key executives of the private and pub […]

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