PowerGuru Archive

SEMIKRON and National Instruments announce strategic collaboration to accelerate power electronics design

Posted on 07 December 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 intended to help lower the cost [...]

ROHM Semiconductor awards Future Electronics as Distributor of the Year

Posted on 22 November 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 demonstrated to provide enhanced [...]

ABB’s new RC-IGCT platform

Posted on 16 November 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 [...]

RC-E discrete IGBTs from Infineon allow for drop-in replacement with benchmark for price/performance

Posted on 18 October 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

Posted on 12 October 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

Posted on 07 October 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 model was developed [...]

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

Posted on 04 October 2016

  ARC2C0608 uses unique power conversion architecture to achieve industry’s highest efficiency, 94%, and reduce number of LED boosts required Arctic Sand Technologies (www.arcticsand.com), 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 platforms. The ARC2C0608 reduces losses [...]

ABB wins $85 million orders to strengthen power grid in Canada

Posted on 27 September 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. The upgrade is driven by the [...]