Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/rss.xml en New Digital Controllers Provide Auto-Tuning and Fast Transient Response http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/new-digital-controllers-provide-auto-tuning-and-fast-transient-response <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Powervation Ltd. announced its latest series of digital DC/DC controllers for gaming & high-performance motherboards, embedded computing, networking, and telecom applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/new-digital-controllers-provide-auto-tuning-and-fast-transient-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/new-digital-controllers-provide-auto-tuning-and-fast-transient-response#comments Products Regulators Thu, 21 May 2015 19:34:00 +0000 46671 at http://powerelectronics.com Compact Thermal Protection for Lithium Batteries http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/compact-thermal-protection-lithium-batteries <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>TE Circuit Protection introduces the new MHP-TAM series. The MHP-TAM device features an ultra-low-profile (L: 5.8mm x W: 3.85mm x H: 1.15mm max.) package and a high (9VDC) rating. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/compact-thermal-protection-lithium-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/compact-thermal-protection-lithium-batteries#comments Products Electromechanical Thu, 21 May 2015 19:27:00 +0000 46661 at http://powerelectronics.com Non-Intrusive MV Couplers for Installations in Outdoor Bare Overhead Power Lines http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/non-intrusive-mv-couplers-installations-outdoor-bare-overhead-power-lines <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>PREMO has developed a new high current MV inductive coupler solution, MICU-300A OH/LF series, that is highly recommended for installations in outdoor bare overhead power lines as it offers high insulation >24kV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/non-intrusive-mv-couplers-installations-outdoor-bare-overhead-power-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/non-intrusive-mv-couplers-installations-outdoor-bare-overhead-power-lines#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:00 +0000 46651 at http://powerelectronics.com Versatile Rugged Pressure Sensor Provides High Resolution Temperature Output http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/versatile-rugged-pressure-sensor-provides-high-resolution-temperature-output <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Measurement Specialties, now part of TE Connectivity has released the MS5837-30BA, a low power, compact, gel filled pressure sensor with an I2C bus interface and high resolution of 2 mm for depth measurement in various rugged environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/versatile-rugged-pressure-sensor-provides-high-resolution-temperature-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/versatile-rugged-pressure-sensor-provides-high-resolution-temperature-output#comments Products Electromechanical Thu, 21 May 2015 18:51:00 +0000 46641 at http://powerelectronics.com Magnetically Coupled Components Offer Varying Geometries http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/magnetically-coupled-components-offer-varying-geometries <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus (SMP) has expanded its portfolio of inductive components with the development and design of magnetically coupled components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/magnetically-coupled-components-offer-varying-geometries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/magnetically-coupled-components-offer-varying-geometries#comments Products Passive Components Thu, 21 May 2015 18:10:00 +0000 46631 at http://powerelectronics.com Fourth Generation of Programmable Mixed-signal Matrix ICs http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/fourth-generation-programmable-mixed-signal-matrix-ics <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Silego Technology announces the fourth generation of GreenPAK (GPAK) Mixed-signal Matrix ICs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/fourth-generation-programmable-mixed-signal-matrix-ics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/fourth-generation-programmable-mixed-signal-matrix-ics#comments Products PMICs Wed, 20 May 2015 18:20:00 +0000 46621 at http://powerelectronics.com Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM-4) Analysis Capability for Real-Time Oscilloscopes http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/pulse-amplitude-modulation-pam-4-analysis-capability-real-time-oscilloscop <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced measurement software designed to help engineers quickly and accurately characterize PAM-4 (pulse amplitude modulation with four amplitude levels) signals using the Keysight V-Series, Z-Series, and S-Series real-time oscilloscope platforms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/pulse-amplitude-modulation-pam-4-analysis-capability-real-time-oscilloscop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/pulse-amplitude-modulation-pam-4-analysis-capability-real-time-oscilloscop#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Wed, 20 May 2015 18:14:00 +0000 46611 at http://powerelectronics.com Wet Tantalum Capacitor Approved to DLA 15005, Offers Improved Performance http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/wet-tantalum-capacitor-approved-dla-15005-offers-improved-performance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new tantalum-cased wet tantalum capacitor with a glass-to-tantalum hermetic seal that is approved to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) drawing 15005. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/wet-tantalum-capacitor-approved-dla-15005-offers-improved-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/wet-tantalum-capacitor-approved-dla-15005-offers-improved-performance#comments Products Passive Components Wed, 20 May 2015 18:10:00 +0000 46601 at http://powerelectronics.com Interlock Pushbutton Switch Series with 16A Rating http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/interlock-pushbutton-switch-series-16a-rating <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>C&K Components added a new 16A rating (at 125/250VAC) to its DS Series interlock pushbutton switch series. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/interlock-pushbutton-switch-series-16a-rating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/interlock-pushbutton-switch-series-16a-rating#comments Products Electromechanical Wed, 20 May 2015 18:05:00 +0000 46591 at http://powerelectronics.com 60V/4A & 36V/8A Buck-Boost µModule Regulators in 15mm x 15mm BGA Package http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/60v4a-36v8a-buck-boost-module-regulators-15mm-x-15mm-bga-package <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology Corporation introduces a new family of buck-boost µModule® (micromodule) regulators. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/60v4a-36v8a-buck-boost-module-regulators-15mm-x-15mm-bga-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/60v4a-36v8a-buck-boost-module-regulators-15mm-x-15mm-bga-package#comments Products Regulators Wed, 20 May 2015 17:56:00 +0000 46581 at http://powerelectronics.com Trina Solar Rose to Become the Top Global PV Module Supplier in 2014 http://powerelectronics.com/industry/trina-solar-rose-become-top-global-pv-module-supplier-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>According to a new report from IHS Inc.: With shipments of 23.7 gigawatts (GWs) the top 10 solar photovoltaic (PV) module suppliers grew their combined market share slightly last year, from 48 percent in 2013 to 49 percent in 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/industry/trina-solar-rose-become-top-global-pv-module-supplier-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/industry/trina-solar-rose-become-top-global-pv-module-supplier-2014#comments Industry Wed, 20 May 2015 17:49:00 +0000 46571 at http://powerelectronics.com Microchip Technology to Acquire Micrel http://powerelectronics.com/industry/microchip-technology-acquire-micrel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Microchip Technology Incorporated and Micrel, Incorporated announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micrel for $14.00 per share. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/industry/microchip-technology-acquire-micrel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/industry/microchip-technology-acquire-micrel#comments Industry Wed, 20 May 2015 17:48:00 +0000 46561 at http://powerelectronics.com "SMART" LED Lighting Products have Integrated Controls http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/smart-led-lighting-products-have-integrated-controls <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Creating the most efficient lighting project with the best return on investment (ROI) has never been easier. MHT Lighting announced the launch of their innovative new line of interior and exterior "SMART" LED lighting products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/smart-led-lighting-products-have-integrated-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/smart-led-lighting-products-have-integrated-controls#comments Products Lighting Systems Wed, 20 May 2015 15:25:00 +0000 46551 at http://powerelectronics.com “Anti-Static” PCB Durable Labels to Help Protect Electronic Devices http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/anti-static-pcb-durable-labels-help-protect-electronic-devices <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As electronic devices become smaller and more complex, the protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD) is all the more important.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/anti-static-pcb-durable-labels-help-protect-electronic-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/anti-static-pcb-durable-labels-help-protect-electronic-devices#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Wed, 20 May 2015 15:10:00 +0000 46541 at http://powerelectronics.com 6½, 7½ Digit Performance Digital Multimeters http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/6-7-digit-performance-digital-multimeters <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Keysight Technologies, Inc. today introduced two Truevolt Series digital multimeters (DMMs) - the Keysight 34465A DMM (6½ digit) and the Keysight 34470A DMM (7½ digit).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/6-7-digit-performance-digital-multimeters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/6-7-digit-performance-digital-multimeters#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Wed, 20 May 2015 14:49:00 +0000 46531 at http://powerelectronics.com Compact Offline Controller Delivers Best-In-Class Power Factor, Efficiency, and Reliability http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/compact-offline-controller-delivers-best-class-power-factor-efficiency-and-reliability <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The HVLED001 from STMicroelectronics is a new AC-DC controller specifically optimized for LED-lighting applications, where energy efficiency, reliability, and cost-competitiveness are key factors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/compact-offline-controller-delivers-best-class-power-factor-efficiency-and-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/compact-offline-controller-delivers-best-class-power-factor-efficiency-and-reliability#comments Products PMICs Wed, 20 May 2015 13:13:00 +0000 46521 at http://powerelectronics.com "Transistor" Replaces Three Discrete Components http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/transistor-replaces-three-discrete-components <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Diodes Incorporated announces the ZXTR2105F regulator that monolithically integrates a transistor, Zener diode and resistor to provide a 5V 15mA output from inputs up to 60V.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/transistor-replaces-three-discrete-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/transistor-replaces-three-discrete-components#comments Products PMICs Wed, 20 May 2015 13:03:00 +0000 46511 at http://powerelectronics.com Low Profile Board-to-Board, LED Connectors http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/low-profile-board-board-led-connectors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new LEK Series connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation provide a space saving and low profile connection for LED lighting and reliable contact construction for high density applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/low-profile-board-board-led-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/low-profile-board-board-led-connectors#comments Products Electromechanical Wed, 20 May 2015 12:56:00 +0000 46501 at http://powerelectronics.com Compact Power Entry Module with Ground Line Choke http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/compact-power-entry-module-ground-line-choke <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SCHURTER's popular power entry module, KFA series, is now equipped with an additional ground line choke to suppress high frequency interference arising from ground loops on the ground line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/compact-power-entry-module-ground-line-choke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/compact-power-entry-module-ground-line-choke#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Wed, 20 May 2015 12:46:00 +0000 46491 at http://powerelectronics.com Comparators Drive 1.8V Logic Beyond 280MHz http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/comparators-drive-18v-logic-beyond-280mhz <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC6752 family of comparators with fast rise and fall times of 1.2ns and a toggle frequency of 280MHz, making them the fastest CMOS output comparators available today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/comparators-drive-18v-logic-beyond-280mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/comparators-drive-18v-logic-beyond-280mhz#comments Products Power Management Mon, 18 May 2015 19:23:00 +0000 46481 at http://powerelectronics.com RoHS-Compliant SMD MLCCs Deliver High Reliability for Automotive Applications http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/rohs-compliant-smd-mlccs-deliver-high-reliability-automotive-applications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of RoHS-compliant, surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for automotive applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/rohs-compliant-smd-mlccs-deliver-high-reliability-automotive-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/rohs-compliant-smd-mlccs-deliver-high-reliability-automotive-applications#comments Products Passive Components Mon, 18 May 2015 19:07:00 +0000 46471 at http://powerelectronics.com EC Motor Controllers for Flexible Use http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/ec-motor-controllers-flexible-use <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The CL3-E controller from Nanotec is intended for small stepper and BLDC motors with a continuous output of up to 70 W.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/ec-motor-controllers-flexible-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/ec-motor-controllers-flexible-use#comments Products Motion Systems Mon, 18 May 2015 18:06:00 +0000 46461 at http://powerelectronics.com General Purpose High Temperature SiC Transistors and Rectifiers http://powerelectronics.com/sic-transistors/general-purpose-high-temperature-sic-transistors-and-rectifiers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>GeneSiC Semiconductor announces the immediate availability of a line of compact, high temperature SiC Junction Transistors as well as a line of rectifiers in TO-46 metal can packages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/sic-transistors/general-purpose-high-temperature-sic-transistors-and-rectifiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/sic-transistors/general-purpose-high-temperature-sic-transistors-and-rectifiers#comments Products SiC Transistors Mon, 18 May 2015 17:45:00 +0000 46451 at http://powerelectronics.com Google Reveals Lessons Learned (and Accident Count) from Self-Driving Car Program http://powerelectronics.com/blog/google-reveals-lessons-learned-and-accident-count-self-driving-car-program <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Chris Urmson, director of the Google Self-Driving Car program, has revealed that the small fleet (20+) of Google autonomous cars has been involved in 11 accidents over the almost 1.7 million miles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/power-plant">The Power Plant</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/google-reveals-lessons-learned-and-accident-count-self-driving-car-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/google-reveals-lessons-learned-and-accident-count-self-driving-car-program#comments Automotive The Power Plant Fri, 15 May 2015 15:02:00 +0000 46441 at http://powerelectronics.com 42V IC Features Both a 1.5A and a 2.5A Step-Down Regulator Channel http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/42v-ic-features-both-15a-and-25a-step-down-regulator-channel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Single IC has two step-down synchronous regulator channels (2.5A and 1.5A) and exhibits 6.5µA quiescent current. Operating frequency is 200kHz to 3 MHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/42v-ic-features-both-15a-and-25a-step-down-regulator-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/42v-ic-features-both-15a-and-25a-step-down-regulator-channel#comments Regulators Thu, 14 May 2015 20:47:00 +0000 46351 at http://powerelectronics.com IS-800CR/IS-1400CR Inverter Power Supplies http://powerelectronics.com/inverters/800cris-1400cr-inverter-power-supplies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Miyachi America Corporation announces its new IS-800CR and IS-1400CR mid-frequency inverter power supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/inverters/800cris-1400cr-inverter-power-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/inverters/800cris-1400cr-inverter-power-supplies#comments Products Inverters Thu, 14 May 2015 16:19:00 +0000 46431 at http://powerelectronics.com Precision AMA & DMA Series MEMS Accelerometers http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/precision-ama-dma-series-mems-accelerometers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Jewell Instruments introduces the new AMA and DMA series MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) accelerometers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/precision-ama-dma-series-mems-accelerometers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/precision-ama-dma-series-mems-accelerometers#comments Products Electromechanical Thu, 14 May 2015 16:13:00 +0000 46421 at http://powerelectronics.com 6mm SMT Side-Actuated Tactile Switches http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/6mm-smt-side-actuated-tactile-switches <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>CK Components has introduced the PTS645V Series surface mount, side-actuated, momentary-action tactile switches, designed for instrumentation, set-top and cable access boxes, home and garden equipment, and consumer electronics applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/6mm-smt-side-actuated-tactile-switches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/6mm-smt-side-actuated-tactile-switches#comments Products Electromechanical Thu, 14 May 2015 16:08:00 +0000 46411 at http://powerelectronics.com Magnetic Position Sensor is Accurate Over Full Temperature Range at High Speed http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/magnetic-position-sensor-accurate-over-full-temperature-range-high-speed <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ams AG launched a new version of its 47 series of magnetic rotary position sensors for motor and motion control applications, featuring higher rotation speeds and higher-resolution incremental outputs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/magnetic-position-sensor-accurate-over-full-temperature-range-high-speed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/magnetic-position-sensor-accurate-over-full-temperature-range-high-speed#comments Products Electromechanical Thu, 14 May 2015 15:36:00 +0000 46401 at http://powerelectronics.com High Reliability Angle Sensors Offer 12-bit Resolution http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/high-reliability-angle-sensors-offer-12-bit-resolution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the Vert-X 2400 Series of compact angle sensors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/high-reliability-angle-sensors-offer-12-bit-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/high-reliability-angle-sensors-offer-12-bit-resolution#comments Products Electromechanical Thu, 14 May 2015 15:06:00 +0000 46391 at http://powerelectronics.com