Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/rss.xml en Products of the Week from APEC 2017: Part 2 http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/products-week-apec-2017-part-2 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Power Electronics has rounded up a few products appearing at the Applied Power Electronics Conference this year.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/products-week-apec-2017-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/products-week-apec-2017-part-2#comments Power Management Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:40:00 +0000 61441 at http://powerelectronics.com Maintaining Precision at Varying Temperatures http://powerelectronics.com/white-papers/maintaining-precision-varying-temperatures <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: LEM </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>High precision transducers are increasingly in demand due to high-performance industrial applications such as precision motor controllers, metering, measurement accessories and test equipment. Determined to build a transducer that maintains high performance standards over a wider temperature range, LEM developed the IT xx5. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/white-papers/maintaining-precision-varying-temperatures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/white-papers/maintaining-precision-varying-temperatures#comments White Papers Passive Components Power Electronics Systems Power Management Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:16:00 +0000 58651 at http://powerelectronics.com Products of the Week from APEC 2017 http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/products-week-apec-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Power Electronics has rounded up a few products appearing at the Applied Power Electronics Conference this year.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/products-week-apec-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/products-week-apec-2017#comments Power Management Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:20:00 +0000 61431 at http://powerelectronics.com Who Will Advance to the Round of 4? http://powerelectronics.com/sponsored/who-will-advance-round-4 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>We are down to the final weeks of the Bracket Challenge. Only 8 of the top engineering universities remain in the competition.Head on over to the bracket and cast your vote to help push your favorites to the round of 4.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/sponsored/who-will-advance-round-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/sponsored/who-will-advance-round-4#comments Sponsored Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:30:00 +0000 61381 at http://powerelectronics.com Stationary Chargers for EVs — When Cost and Performance Matters http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/stationary-chargers-evs-when-cost-and-performance-matters <div class="field-byline"> Matthias Tauer, Technical Marketing Manager, Vincotech GmbH Unterhaching </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A comparison of an EV battery charger design using a power module versus discrete power components. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/stationary-chargers-evs-when-cost-and-performance-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/stationary-chargers-evs-when-cost-and-performance-matters#comments Charger ICs Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:15:00 +0000 61401 at http://powerelectronics.com Would You Bet That Autonomous Cars Will Succeed? http://powerelectronics.com/blog/would-you-bet-autonomous-cars-will-succeed <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The hard question is how does Intel or anyone else integrate all these technologies into a system that works reliably.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/would-you-bet-autonomous-cars-will-succeed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/would-you-bet-autonomous-cars-will-succeed#comments Motion Systems The Power Plant Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000 61421 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Audi, Creative Commons).</p> Low-Voltage Logic Inputs Turn 1000Vdc Loads On/Off http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/low-voltage-logic-inputs-turn-1000vdc-loads-onoff <div class="field-deck"> Computer logic controls up to a 1000Vdc load using a 22mm x 9mm x 5.16mm BGA micromodule employing an internal isolated Power Switch Controller that drives an external power MOSFET or IGBT. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Computer logic controls up to a 1000Vdc load and drives an external power MOSFET or IGBT.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/low-voltage-logic-inputs-turn-1000vdc-loads-onoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/low-voltage-logic-inputs-turn-1000vdc-loads-onoff#comments Products Regulators Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:35:00 +0000 61411 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Semiconductor Products of the Week (3/12-3/18) http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/power-semiconductor-products-week-312-318 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for voltage detectors or MOSFETs, 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/pmics/power-semiconductor-products-week-312-318" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/power-semiconductor-products-week-312-318#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 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 02:25:00 +0000 61351 at http://powerelectronics.com Torex Semiconductor Expands its Silicon Valley R&D http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/torex-semiconductor-expands-its-silicon-valley-rd <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Silicon Valley is maintaining its image as the center of the semiconductor universe.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/torex-semiconductor-expands-its-silicon-valley-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/torex-semiconductor-expands-its-silicon-valley-rd#comments Industry PMICs Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:25:00 +0000 61391 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>Torex Semiconductor R&amp;D Center in San Jose, Calif. (Image courtesy of Torex).</p> High-Power Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/high-power-electric-vehicle-fast-charging-station <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>EVgo, the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle fast charging stations, and ABB announced that they will deploy a so-called High-Power fast charging station in Fremont, Calif.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/high-power-electric-vehicle-fast-charging-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/high-power-electric-vehicle-fast-charging-station#comments Automotive Products Charger ICs Wed, 08 Mar 2017 04:10:00 +0000 61371 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of EVgo).</p> Power Electronics Products of the Week (3/5-3/11) http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-35-311 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for modular power supplies or high-side switches, 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-35-311" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-35-311#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, 04 Mar 2017 19:00:00 +0000 61361 at http://powerelectronics.com Update: Subcutaneous Solar Cells Could Power Pacemakers http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/update-subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The researchers said that their general idea was that the solar cells could directly be integrated into the pacemaker housing.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/update-subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/update-subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers#comments Products Alternative Energy Medical Solar Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:55:00 +0000 61341 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>Figure 1. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;Bern University Hospital and the University of Bern).</p> Report: Renewable Power Generation Technologies Are Now Cost Competitive with Fossil Fuels http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/report-renewable-power-generation-technologies-are-now-cost-competitive-fossil-fu <div class="field-byline"> Lloyd’s Register </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Renewable power generation technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector, finds a new report by Lloyd’s Register. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/report-renewable-power-generation-technologies-are-now-cost-competitive-fossil-fu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/report-renewable-power-generation-technologies-are-now-cost-competitive-fossil-fu#comments Alternative Energy Industry Energy Trends & Analysis Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 61331 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Study: Technological Progress Alone Won’t Stem Resource Use http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/study-technological-progress-alone-won-t-stem-resource-use <div class="field-byline"> Massachusetts Institute of Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology find no evidence of an overall reduction in the world’s consumption of materials. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/study-technological-progress-alone-won-t-stem-resource-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/study-technological-progress-alone-won-t-stem-resource-use#comments Industry Power Management Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:05:00 +0000 61321 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Leadless MOSFET Power Package Achieves Near-GaN Switching Losses http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/leadless-mosfet-power-package-achieves-near-gan-switching-losses <div class="field-byline"> Franz Stueckler, Senior Concept and Application Engineer, Infineon Technologies AG </div> <div class="field-deck"> Modern semiconductors facilitate faster switching speeds and lower losses to support designers. A new leadless power package drives down on-state resistance and provides close to “GaN-like” switching losses, making a significant step forward in hard switching applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New SMD power semiconductors support fast switching and reduce the parasitic inductance, but the thermal management is historically difficult using SMDs.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/leadless-mosfet-power-package-achieves-near-gan-switching-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/leadless-mosfet-power-package-achieves-near-gan-switching-losses#comments Industry Discrete Power Semis Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:55:00 +0000 61301 at http://powerelectronics.com General Motors Partners with Honda on Fuel Cell Manufacturing http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/general-motors-partners-honda-fuel-cell-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> General Motors </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Mich., south of Detroit. Mass production of fuel cell systems is expected to begin around 2020. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fuel Cell System Manufacturing will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/general-motors-partners-honda-fuel-cell-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/general-motors-partners-honda-fuel-cell-manufacturing#comments Alternative Energy Industry Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:55:00 +0000 61311 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>GM Executive Vice President Global Product Development Mark Reuss (left) and President Honda North America Toshiaki Mikoshiba announce a manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of GM).</p> Market for Power Semiconductors in Automotive to Rev Up by $3 Billion by 2022 http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/market-power-semiconductors-automotive-rev-3-billion-2022 <div class="field-byline"> IHS Markit </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The global market for power semiconductors used in cars and light passenger vehicles is expected to grow by more than $3 billion in the next six years.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/market-power-semiconductors-automotive-rev-3-billion-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/market-power-semiconductors-automotive-rev-3-billion-2022#comments Industry Charger ICs Discrete Power Semis Passive Components PMICs Regulators Wed, 08 Feb 2017 04:25:00 +0000 61291 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="28" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/heynicola/" target="_blank" title="Go to Nicola Sznajder's photostream">Nicola Sznajder</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Electricity Flows Through This Metal, But Not the Heat http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/electricity-flows-through-metal-not-heat <div class="field-byline"> University of California, Berkeley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>According to a new study led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, electrons in vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/electricity-flows-through-metal-not-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/electricity-flows-through-metal-not-heat#comments Industry Thermal Management Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:55:00 +0000 61281 at http://powerelectronics.com EV Battery Sensing Module Yields Critical Measurement Data http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/ev-battery-sensing-module-yields-critical-measurement-data <div class="field-deck"> Automotive-grade, precision current, and high-voltage measurement module senses EV battery condition and reports digital output data. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Automotive-grade, precision current, and high-voltage measurement module senses EV battery condition and reports digital output data. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/ev-battery-sensing-module-yields-critical-measurement-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/ev-battery-sensing-module-yields-critical-measurement-data#comments Industry Batteries Power Management Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:55:00 +0000 61271 at http://powerelectronics.com Subcutaneous Solar Cells Could Power Pacemakers http://powerelectronics.com/solar/subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study provides real-life data on the potential of powering medical implants with solar cells.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/solar/subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/solar/subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers#comments Alternative Energy Industry Trends & Analysis Solar Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 61261 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics Products of the Week (1/22-1/28) http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-122-128 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for modular power supplies or high-side switches, 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-122-128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-122-128#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 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 61251 at http://powerelectronics.com The Basics of Industrial Connectivity http://powerelectronics.com/basics-design/basics-industrial-connectivity <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Altech Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Industrial connectivity includes any component that is in the path of delivering power or control signals to do useful work. Typical connectivity components include connectors and terminal blocks, motor starters and relays.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/basics-design/basics-industrial-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/basics-design/basics-industrial-connectivity#comments Basics of Design Electromechanical Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:33:00 +0000 61241 at http://powerelectronics.com How Does a Prototyping-Only Approach Impact Product Design? http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design <div class="field-deck"> One in 10 design engineers still rely on purely physical prototypes, potentially adding significant, unnecessary costs to their designs, according to engineering surveys. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many engineers rely solely on prototyping their designs to create products, but some form of simulation along with prototyping can actually improve product designs.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design#comments Automotive Industry Energy Robotics Power Electronics Systems Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:15:00 +0000 61221 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Tony Vitolo, Power Electronics).</p> DECLINE - Power Electronics Webinar Calendar http://powerelectronics.com/DECLINE_Power_Electronics_Webinar_Calendar <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div><p>We&#39;ll miss you, but thanks for letting us know you do not want to receive our webinar calendar. If you would like to rejoin the group, please email</p> <p><a href="mailto:brenda.roode@penton.com">brenda.roode@penton.com</a>&nbsp;with the subject line:&nbsp; Request to Rejoin Monthly Power Electronics Webinar Calendar list</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/DECLINE_Power_Electronics_Webinar_Calendar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:45:23 +0000 61231 at http://powerelectronics.com LEDs and Power Electronic Innovations Converge to Handle Module-Level Thermal Management http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some technical developments in LEDs and power electronics are converging to handle module-level thermal management.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme#comments Industry Lighting Systems Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +0000 61201 at http://powerelectronics.com Driving Battery Innovation with CAE http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/driving-battery-innovation-cae <div class="field-byline"> Gaetan Damblanc, Siemens PLM </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The demand for safety and high performance in Li-ion batteries has never been so high. Cells and pack manufacturers are looking for high energy density, high power density, safety, long life span and low cost.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/driving-battery-innovation-cae" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/driving-battery-innovation-cae#comments Automotive Batteries Energy Mobile Robotics Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:10:00 +0000 61191 at http://powerelectronics.com NASA Space Robotics Challenge Prepares Robots for the Journey to Mars http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, is in the midst of a new competition called the Space Robotics Challenge. This event seeks to develop the capabilities of humanoid robots to help astronauts on the journey to Mars.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars#comments Industry Robotics Motion Systems Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:45:00 +0000 61211 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>NASA&#39;s&nbsp;Robonaut&nbsp;5. (Image courtesy of NASA).</p> Calibrated Mains Frequency Monitor Delivers High Accuracy http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy <div class="field-byline"> Ramkumar Ramaswamy, Silego Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Monitoring utility power frequency is especially important when setting up a local mini-grid, such as with solar- or wind-powered installations. The inverter in these cases must shoulder the responsibility for monitoring output-power quality. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy#comments Industry Energy PMICs Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:15:00 +0000 61171 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics Products of the Week (1/1-1/7) http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-11-17 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for miniature connectors or resistors, 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-11-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-11-17#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 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:55:00 +0000 61181 at http://powerelectronics.com DIY Monolithic Power Management ICs http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/diy-monolithic-power-management-ics <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A library of selectable standard analog building blocks and unique software enables the in-house design and production of a monolithic power management IC.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/diy-monolithic-power-management-ics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/diy-monolithic-power-management-ics#comments Trends & Analysis Power Management PMICs Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:45:00 +0000 61141 at http://powerelectronics.com