Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/rss.xml en Hysteretic-Mode Converters Demystified, Part 1 http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/hysteretic-mode-converters-demystified-part-1 <div class="field-byline"> Masashi Nogawa, Senior Systems Engineer, Texas Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A three-part article will examine Hysteretic-Mode converters branded as D-CAP, D-CAP+, D-CAP2, D-CAP3, constant-on-time, or DCS-Control.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/hysteretic-mode-converters-demystified-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/hysteretic-mode-converters-demystified-part-1#comments DC-DC Converters Fri, 27 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000 57661 at http://powerelectronics.com Toyota Scientists Make Breakthrough on Safer, Smarter Batteries http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/toyota-scientists-make-breakthrough-safer-smarter-batteries <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new breakthrough involving magnesium batteries may soon open the doors for smaller, longer-lasting batteries for everything from cars to cell phones.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/toyota-scientists-make-breakthrough-safer-smarter-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/toyota-scientists-make-breakthrough-safer-smarter-batteries#comments Automotive Industry Batteries Mobile Robotics Wed, 25 May 2016 14:15:00 +0000 57671 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Toyota).</p> Power Electronics Products of the Week (5/15-5/21) Part 1 http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-515-521-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for lock connectors or power supplies, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-515-521-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-515-521-part-1#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Automotive Products Batteries Energy Charger ICs Lighting Circuit Protection ICs Medical DC-DC Converters Mobile Discrete Power Semis Electromechanical Inverters Lighting Systems Motion Systems Passive Components Portable Power Management Power Electronics Systems Power Management PMICs Regulators Thermal Management Sat, 21 May 2016 01:40:00 +0000 57521 at http://powerelectronics.com High Density LED Arrays http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/high-density-led-arrays <div class="field-byline"> Cree </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cree recently announced the XLamp CXB1310 and CXB1520 High Density LED arrays that appeal to applications like track lights, lamps and downlights.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/high-density-led-arrays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/high-density-led-arrays#comments Products Lighting Lighting Systems Fri, 20 May 2016 21:15:00 +0000 57611 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Cree).</p> 60V Low IQ Dual Output Boost and Buck Synchronous DC-DC Controller http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/60v-low-iq-dual-output-boost-and-buck-synchronous-dc-dc-controller <div class="field-byline"> Linear Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology has introduced the LTC7813, a dual output (boost + buck), low quiescent current synchronous DC/DC controller.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/60v-low-iq-dual-output-boost-and-buck-synchronous-dc-dc-controller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/60v-low-iq-dual-output-boost-and-buck-synchronous-dc-dc-controller#comments Products PMICs Regulators Fri, 20 May 2016 21:10:00 +0000 57601 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Linear Technology).</p> Two Voltage Domains, Zero Static Power, Zero Code GreenPAK 5 http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/two-voltage-domains-zero-static-power-zero-code-greenpak-5 <div class="field-byline"> Silego Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Silego Technology has announced a new addition to the fifth generation of GreenPAK Programmable Mixed-signal ICs, which further expands Silego's family of Configurable Mixed-signal ICs.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/two-voltage-domains-zero-static-power-zero-code-greenpak-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/two-voltage-domains-zero-static-power-zero-code-greenpak-5#comments Products Power Management PMICs Fri, 20 May 2016 21:00:00 +0000 57591 at http://powerelectronics.com Development Boards Use GaN FETs and High Frequency Synchronous Bootstrap http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/development-boards-use-gan-fets-and-high-frequency-synchronous-bootstrap <div class="field-byline"> Efficient Power Conversion </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Efficient Power Conversion has introduced the EPC9066, EPC9067, and EPC9068 development boards, which are configurable to a buck converter or as a ZVS class-D amplifier.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/development-boards-use-gan-fets-and-high-frequency-synchronous-bootstrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/development-boards-use-gan-fets-and-high-frequency-synchronous-bootstrap#comments Products Discrete Power Semis GaN Transistors Fri, 20 May 2016 20:55:00 +0000 57581 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of EPC).</p> Wide 2:1 and Ultra-Wide 4:1 Input 15W DC-DC Converters http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/wide-21-and-ultra-wide-41-input-15w-dc-dc-converters <div class="field-byline"> MINMAX </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MINMAX has announced new 15W dc-dc converters with wide 2:1 or ultra-wide 4:1 Input ranges for OEM, ODM, and industrial applications where space is critical.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/wide-21-and-ultra-wide-41-input-15w-dc-dc-converters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/wide-21-and-ultra-wide-41-input-15w-dc-dc-converters#comments Products DC-DC Converters Fri, 20 May 2016 20:55:00 +0000 57571 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of MINMAX).</p> Power Electronics for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in 2016 http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/power-electronics-electric-and-hybrid-vehicles-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Yole Développement </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sales of battery electric cars doubled between 2014 and 2015, an occurrence considered the first sign of the widespread acceptance of electrified cars.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/power-electronics-electric-and-hybrid-vehicles-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/power-electronics-electric-and-hybrid-vehicles-2016#comments Automotive Alternative Energy Industry Fri, 20 May 2016 20:50:00 +0000 57561 at http://powerelectronics.com Gallium Nitride Looks to Widen its Footprint in the Global Power Semis Industry http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/gallium-nitride-looks-widen-its-footprint-global-power-semis-industry <div class="field-byline"> IHS Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Wideband gap materials have been commonly used in the semiconductor industry for many years, but market adoption has not reached the levels the industry has been hoping for.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/gallium-nitride-looks-widen-its-footprint-global-power-semis-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/gallium-nitride-looks-widen-its-footprint-global-power-semis-industry#comments Automotive Industry Energy Lighting GaN Transistors Passive Components SiC Transistors Fri, 20 May 2016 20:50:00 +0000 57551 at http://powerelectronics.com Finding Power Delivery Noise Problems http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/finding-power-delivery-noise-problems <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Watch a 10-minute video and download a workspace to learn how to find power delivery noise problems in your PDN. It’s crucial to understand how the VRM interacts with the PCB planes and decoupling capacitors, otherwise rogue waves can occur. Learn how to avoid them.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/finding-power-delivery-noise-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/finding-power-delivery-noise-problems#comments White Papers Power Management Wed, 18 May 2016 15:47:00 +0000 57511 at http://powerelectronics.com Quick Start Guide for Signal Integrity Design http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/quick-start-guide-signal-integrity-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Get a step-by-step tutorial with screenshots and clear instructions on how to design for Signal Integrity using Keysight Advanced Design System (ADS). </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/quick-start-guide-signal-integrity-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/quick-start-guide-signal-integrity-design#comments White Papers Power Management Wed, 18 May 2016 15:47:00 +0000 57501 at http://powerelectronics.com Signal Integrity & Power Integrity Resources http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/signal-integrity-power-integrity-resources <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Read technical papers, download guides, and watch “how to” videos on the latest for high-speed designers interested in signal integrity and power integrity. Topics include: </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/signal-integrity-power-integrity-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/signal-integrity-power-integrity-resources#comments White Papers Power Management Wed, 18 May 2016 15:47:00 +0000 54661 at http://powerelectronics.com Megawatt-Scale Li-Ion Battery System For Electricity Storage Pilot Project http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/megawatt-scale-li-ion-battery-system-electricity-storage-pilot-project <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Saft has been awarded a megawatt-scale Li-ion (lithium-ion) battery energy storage contract by Fortum, the Finnish energy company. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/megawatt-scale-li-ion-battery-system-electricity-storage-pilot-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/megawatt-scale-li-ion-battery-system-electricity-storage-pilot-project#comments Industry Batteries Energy Tue, 17 May 2016 21:40:00 +0000 57461 at http://powerelectronics.com Death of Hybrid Vehicles? http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/death-hybrid-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IDTechEx says that sales of hybrid cars in the USA collapsed from 3.2% of car sales in 2013 to under 2% in 2015 as Americans responded to the sharply reduced oil price. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/death-hybrid-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/death-hybrid-vehicles#comments Automotive Alternative Energy Industry Batteries Power Electronics Systems Tue, 17 May 2016 21:40:00 +0000 57451 at http://powerelectronics.com Advanced Device Characterization, Low-Power Device Evaluation http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/advanced-device-characterization-low-power-device-evaluation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Keysight Technologies has introduced an analyzer enabling a minimum of 100 pA level dynamic current measurements with a maximum of 200 MHz bandwidth, 1 GSa/s sampling rate and 14- or 16-bit wide dynamic range.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/advanced-device-characterization-low-power-device-evaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/advanced-device-characterization-low-power-device-evaluation#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Tue, 17 May 2016 20:00:00 +0000 57441 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Keysight Technologies).</p> Isolated DC-DC Power Modules http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/isolated-dc-dc-power-modules <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Murata has announced the BPM15 Series of isolated dc-dc power modules designed to deliver 15W of isolated output power from ±5V, ±12V, and ±15V outputs.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/isolated-dc-dc-power-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/isolated-dc-dc-power-modules#comments Products DC-DC Converters Tue, 17 May 2016 19:55:00 +0000 57431 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Murata).</p> Fuseholders To Meet New Standard for Improved Fire Safety http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/fuseholders-meet-new-standard-improved-fire-safety-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SCHURTER is upgrading its fuseholder portfolio to meet the new IEC/EN 60127-6 standard, which becomes effective in October 2017. The revised standard outlines new requirements for enhanced fire safety.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/fuseholders-meet-new-standard-improved-fire-safety-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/fuseholders-meet-new-standard-improved-fire-safety-1#comments Products Circuit Protection ICs Tue, 17 May 2016 18:45:00 +0000 57421 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Schurter).</p> Fuseholders To Meet New Standard for Improved Fire Safety http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/fuseholders-meet-new-standard-improved-fire-safety-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SCHURTER is upgrading its fuseholder portfolio to meet the new IEC/EN 60127-6 standard, which becomes effective in October 2017. The revised standard outlines new requirements for enhanced fire safety.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/fuseholders-meet-new-standard-improved-fire-safety-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/fuseholders-meet-new-standard-improved-fire-safety-0#comments Products Circuit Protection ICs Tue, 17 May 2016 18:45:00 +0000 57411 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Schurter).</p> Spring-Loaded Target Connector with Concave Face Right Angle http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/spring-loaded-target-connector-concave-face-right-angle <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Mill-Max is expanding its selection of target connectors in both .100" and .050" grid families. Target connectors are used in place of SMT pads on a PCB as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/spring-loaded-target-connector-concave-face-right-angle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/spring-loaded-target-connector-concave-face-right-angle#comments Products Electromechanical Tue, 17 May 2016 18:40:00 +0000 57391 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Mill-Max).</p> 50A or Dual 25A µModule Regulator http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/50a-or-dual-25a-module-regulator <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology has introduced the LTM4650, a dual 25A or single 50A output step-down µModule regulator with onboard shielded inductors, MOSFETs and a dual dc-dc regulator IC.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/50a-or-dual-25a-module-regulator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/50a-or-dual-25a-module-regulator#comments Products Regulators Tue, 17 May 2016 18:35:00 +0000 57381 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Linear Technology).</p> Power Averaging to Save Weight, Cost, and Space http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/power-averaging-save-weight-cost-and-space <div class="field-byline"> David Berry, Principal Applications Engineer at Vicor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Designing a power supply for continuous operation at peak power, even though the average power is much less, affects associated components that can make it difficult to stay within the system’s space and weight constraints. Designing the power system for the average power can be a better alternative.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/power-averaging-save-weight-cost-and-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/power-averaging-save-weight-cost-and-space#comments DC-DC Converters Mon, 16 May 2016 19:20:00 +0000 57151 at http://powerelectronics.com Thyristor and Diode Power Modules from 600V to 3.6kV http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/thyristor-and-diode-power-modules-600v-36kv <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Specialist power component distributors Diamond Power Components has announced the availability of a wide range of Thyristor and Diode Power Modules manufactured by TECHSEM.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/thyristor-and-diode-power-modules-600v-36kv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/thyristor-and-diode-power-modules-600v-36kv#comments Products Discrete Power Semis Tue, 10 May 2016 21:50:00 +0000 57231 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Diamond Power Components).</p> Power Metal Strip Resistor Handles up to 0.5W http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/power-metal-strip-resistor-handles-05w <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vishay Intertechnology has announced a new surface-mount current sense resistor in the compact case size that combines an extended power rating to 0.5 W with a Kelvin 4-terminal connection.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/power-metal-strip-resistor-handles-05w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/power-metal-strip-resistor-handles-05w#comments Products Passive Components Tue, 10 May 2016 21:30:00 +0000 57221 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Vishay Intertechnology).</p> ThermoFuse Varistors: Overvoltage Protection with High Surge Current Capability http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/thermofuse-varistors-overvoltage-protection-high-surge-current-capability <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>TDK has introduced a new series of EPCOS ThermoFuse varistors for intrinsically safe overvoltage protection. These components are based on disk varistors with diameters of 14 mm and 20 mm that are connected in series with a thermally coupled fuse.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/thermofuse-varistors-overvoltage-protection-high-surge-current-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/thermofuse-varistors-overvoltage-protection-high-surge-current-capability#comments Products Circuit Protection ICs Tue, 10 May 2016 21:30:00 +0000 57211 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of TDK).</p> Field Upgradable Mixed Signal Oscilloscope http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/field-upgradable-mixed-signal-oscilloscope <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>RIGOL Technologies has expanded their portfolio of Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes. The new DS1000Z Plus Series allows users to purchase a traditional 4 channel analog scope then upgrade with 16 channel logic analysis capability at a later time.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/field-upgradable-mixed-signal-oscilloscope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/field-upgradable-mixed-signal-oscilloscope#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Tue, 10 May 2016 21:30:00 +0000 57191 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of RIGOL).</p> High Efficiency eGaN FET Development Board for AirFuel Wireless Power Standard http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/high-efficiency-egan-fet-development-board-airfuel-wireless-power-standard <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Efficient Power Conversion has announced the EPC9065, a development board that can serve as the amplifier stage for AirFuel Alliance Class 4 and Class 5 wireless power transfer applications.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/high-efficiency-egan-fet-development-board-airfuel-wireless-power-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/high-efficiency-egan-fet-development-board-airfuel-wireless-power-standard#comments Products Charger ICs GaN Transistors Tue, 10 May 2016 21:25:00 +0000 57201 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Efficient Power Conversion).</p> MIT Energy Initiative Awards Nine Seed Fund Grants for Early-Stage Energy Research http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/mit-energy-initiative-awards-nine-seed-fund-grants-early-stage-energy-research <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The MIT Energy Initiative has made nine awards totaling $1.3 million under its annual Seed Fund Program.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/mit-energy-initiative-awards-nine-seed-fund-grants-early-stage-energy-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/mit-energy-initiative-awards-nine-seed-fund-grants-early-stage-energy-research#comments Alternative Energy Industry Power Electronics Systems Tue, 10 May 2016 20:40:00 +0000 57171 at http://powerelectronics.com Global Semiconductor Market Slumps in 2015, IHS Says http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/global-semiconductor-market-slumps-2015-ihs-says <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Global semiconductor revenues fell by 2 percent in 2015. Quarterly growth was especially weak in the first quarter when the market declined 8.9 percent, the deepest sequential quarterly decline since the semiconductor market collapsed in late 2008.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/global-semiconductor-market-slumps-2015-ihs-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/global-semiconductor-market-slumps-2015-ihs-says#comments Industry PMICs Tue, 10 May 2016 20:35:00 +0000 57161 at http://powerelectronics.com FAQs: Age Discrimination for Engineers http://powerelectronics.com/blog/faqs-age-discrimination-engineers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While not as transparent as racial or gender discrimination, age discrimination in engineering and other industries is a very real issue. ...</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/faqs-age-discrimination-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/faqs-age-discrimination-engineers#comments Learning Resources Community The Power Plant Tue, 10 May 2016 20:28:00 +0000 57181 at http://powerelectronics.com