Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/rss.xml en Monolithic Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter Delivers Up to 18 V and 5 A http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/monolithic-buck-boost-dc-dc-converter-delivers-18-v-and-5 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology’s LTC3119 is an efficient, monolithic buck-boost converter that operates with inputs from 2.5 to 18 V, making it well-suited to operate from one- to four-cell Li-ion batteries.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/monolithic-buck-boost-dc-dc-converter-delivers-18-v-and-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/monolithic-buck-boost-dc-dc-converter-delivers-18-v-and-5#comments Products Trends & Analysis DC-DC Converters Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:10:00 +0000 61131 at http://powerelectronics.com User-Configurable Multiphase Converters Can Handle Up to 450A Loads http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/user-configurable-multiphase-converters-can-handle-450a-loads <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Intersil Corporation’s digital multiphase PWM controllers and their associated Smart Power Stages provide a scalable output of 10A to 450A.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/user-configurable-multiphase-converters-can-handle-450a-loads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/user-configurable-multiphase-converters-can-handle-450a-loads#comments Automotive Products Trends & Analysis DC-DC Converters Robotics Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:20:00 +0000 61121 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Intersil).</p> 25V, 600mA Synchronous Buck-Boost DC/DC Converters Consume Only 1.6µA of Quiescent Current http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/25v-600ma-synchronous-buck-boost-dcdc-converters-consume-only-16-quiescent-current <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology announces the LTC3130 and LTC3130-1 synchronous current mode buck-boost converters that deliver up to 600mA of continuous output current.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/25v-600ma-synchronous-buck-boost-dcdc-converters-consume-only-16-quiescent-current" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/25v-600ma-synchronous-buck-boost-dcdc-converters-consume-only-16-quiescent-current#comments Products Regulators Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:05:00 +0000 61091 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Linear Technology).</p> Multilayer Varistors Offer High Temperature Operation http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/multilayer-varistors-offer-high-temperature-operation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stackpole's ZVY Series of multilayer varistors is capable of operating temperatures of up to 150°C.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/multilayer-varistors-offer-high-temperature-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/multilayer-varistors-offer-high-temperature-operation#comments Industry Circuit Protection ICs Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 61071 at http://powerelectronics.com 800V,12A UltraMOS MOSFETs http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/800v12a-ultramos-mosfets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Central Semiconductor introduces its newest energy efficient, high voltage UltraMOS MOSFET designed to minimize total conduction losses while maximizing power density. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/800v12a-ultramos-mosfets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/800v12a-ultramos-mosfets#comments Products Discrete Power Semis Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:55:00 +0000 61111 at http://powerelectronics.com Cherry Switches & Sensors to be Rebranded as ZF http://powerelectronics.com/industry/cherry-switches-sensors-be-rebranded-zf <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>By utilizing the ZF brand, the intention is to strengthen the company's efforts to focus on industry and building automation.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/industry/cherry-switches-sensors-be-rebranded-zf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/industry/cherry-switches-sensors-be-rebranded-zf#comments Industry Electromechanical Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:50:00 +0000 61061 at http://powerelectronics.com 40% of Electronics Design Engineers Don't Think Thermal Is a Priority http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/40-electronics-design-engineers-dont-think-thermal-priority <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A survey revealed that 40% of engineers still consider thermal considerations to be a low priority in their current design process.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/40-electronics-design-engineers-dont-think-thermal-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/40-electronics-design-engineers-dont-think-thermal-priority#comments Industry Thermal Management Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:50:00 +0000 61051 at http://powerelectronics.com 1A DC-DC Buck Converters Achieve High Efficiency Under Light-Load and Full-Load Conditions http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/1a-dc-dc-buck-converters-achieve-high-efficiency-under-light-load-and-full-load-condition <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The AP3401 and AP3428 DC-DC step-down converters introduced by Diodes Incorporated are capable of driving loads up to 1A with excellent line- and load-regulation.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/1a-dc-dc-buck-converters-achieve-high-efficiency-under-light-load-and-full-load-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/1a-dc-dc-buck-converters-achieve-high-efficiency-under-light-load-and-full-load-condition#comments Products Regulators Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:30:00 +0000 61101 at http://powerelectronics.com 1500 W Front End AC-DC Power Supply http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/1500-w-front-end-ac-dc-power-supply <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bel Fuse Inc. announces that its front end AC-DC power supply portfolio now includes the PFE1500-12-054xA power supply suitable for a wide range of telecom and networking applications.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/1500-w-front-end-ac-dc-power-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/1500-w-front-end-ac-dc-power-supply#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Products Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:27:00 +0000 61081 at http://powerelectronics.com Motorized Impeller Moves Impressive Amount of Air http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/motorized-impeller-moves-impressive-amount-air <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>By providing a high level of static pressure, Jaro Thermal's new motorized (DC) impellers offer strong advantages over other types of leading air movers. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/motorized-impeller-moves-impressive-amount-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/motorized-impeller-moves-impressive-amount-air#comments Products Thermal Management Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:20:00 +0000 61031 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Jaro Thermal).</p> Linear Current Regulator and Controller Family for Automotive LED Lighting http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/linear-current-regulator-and-controller-family-automotive-led-lighting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Allegro MicroSystems announced two new adjustable linear current regulators for driving automotive LED arrays.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/linear-current-regulator-and-controller-family-automotive-led-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/linear-current-regulator-and-controller-family-automotive-led-lighting#comments Products Regulators Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:15:00 +0000 61021 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Allegro Microsystems).</p> 60V Synchronous Buck Battery Charger Includes Lead-Acid & Li-Ion Charge Algorithms http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/60v-synchronous-buck-battery-charger-includes-lead-acid-li-ion-charge-algorithms <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology Corporation introduced the LTC4013, a highly integrated, high voltage multi-chemistry synchronous step-down battery charger controller.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/60v-synchronous-buck-battery-charger-includes-lead-acid-li-ion-charge-algorithms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/60v-synchronous-buck-battery-charger-includes-lead-acid-li-ion-charge-algorithms#comments Products Charger ICs Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:10:00 +0000 61011 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Linear Technology).</p> High Efficiency, High Current Buck-Boost Regulators for Battery-Powered Portables http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/high-efficiency-high-current-buck-boost-regulators-battery-powered-portables <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Intersil Corporation announced the ISL91127 and ISL91128 high efficiency buck-boost regulators.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/high-efficiency-high-current-buck-boost-regulators-battery-powered-portables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/high-efficiency-high-current-buck-boost-regulators-battery-powered-portables#comments Products Regulators Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 61001 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Intersil).</p> 1350V IGBT Family Optimized for Soft-Switching Applications http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/1350v-igbt-family-optimized-soft-switching-applications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the addition of AOK30B135W1 to its 1350V AlphaIGBT family.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/1350v-igbt-family-optimized-soft-switching-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/1350v-igbt-family-optimized-soft-switching-applications#comments Products Discrete Power Semis Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:30:00 +0000 61041 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Alpha and Omega Semiconductors).</p> BMW i3 Concept Car Relies on Wireless Feedback of Individual Battery Cell Performance http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/bmw-i3-concept-car-relies-wireless-feedback-individual-battery-cell-performance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An electric vehicle employs wireless communication to relay performance feedback on individual battery cells to a host processor, replacing hard-wiring previously used for the same purpose.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/bmw-i3-concept-car-relies-wireless-feedback-individual-battery-cell-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/bmw-i3-concept-car-relies-wireless-feedback-individual-battery-cell-performance#comments Automotive Trends & Analysis Portable Power Management Power Management Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:30:00 +0000 60961 at http://powerelectronics.com TE and Molex Set Dual Source Alliance for High-Speed Backplane Connectors http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/te-and-molex-set-dual-source-alliance-high-speed-backplane-connectors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Molex and TE Connectivity announced a Dual Source Alliance agreement to produce a new generation of high-speed I/O and backplane connectors for data communications applications.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/te-and-molex-set-dual-source-alliance-high-speed-backplane-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/te-and-molex-set-dual-source-alliance-high-speed-backplane-connectors#comments Products Electromechanical Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:55:00 +0000 60991 at http://powerelectronics.com Rechargeable Aluminum Battery Developed http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/rechargeable-aluminum-battery-developed <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>URABat is an ultrafast, commercially viable rechargeable aluminum battery, developed in collaboration between ITRI, Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute, and Stanford University.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/rechargeable-aluminum-battery-developed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/rechargeable-aluminum-battery-developed#comments Products Industry Batteries Mobile Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:55:00 +0000 60981 at http://powerelectronics.com Gain Block Delivers 47dBm OIP3 Linearity with Low Noise http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/gain-block-delivers-47dbm-oip3-linearity-low-noise <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology announced the LTC6433-15, a wideband 15dB gain block amplifier offering outstanding linearity of 47dBm OIP3 and 3.22dB noise figure at 150MHz.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/gain-block-delivers-47dbm-oip3-linearity-low-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/gain-block-delivers-47dbm-oip3-linearity-low-noise#comments Products Mobile PMICs Thu, 17 Nov 2016 04:15:00 +0000 60881 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Linear Technology).</p> New: Analog & Power Source Newsletter http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/new-analog-power-source-newsletter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This newsletter delivers weekly insights into critical news covering real world parameters, signals and measurements for power and analog.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/new-analog-power-source-newsletter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/new-analog-power-source-newsletter#comments Power Management Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:13:00 +0000 60971 at http://powerelectronics.com Solar Microinverters and Power Optimizers Shift Tactics to Sell More Solar AC and Smart Modules, IHS Markit Says http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/solar-microinverters-and-power-optimizers-shift-tactics-sell-more-solar-ac-and-sm <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The business model of microinverter and power optimizer suppliers is set to shift from standalone units to integrated systems, according to new analysis released by IHS Markit.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/solar-microinverters-and-power-optimizers-shift-tactics-sell-more-solar-ac-and-sm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/solar-microinverters-and-power-optimizers-shift-tactics-sell-more-solar-ac-and-sm#comments Alternative Energy Industry Solar Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:55:00 +0000 60951 at http://powerelectronics.com Solid-State and Polymer Battery Market Estimates http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/solid-state-and-polymer-battery-market-estimates <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A newly released report by IDTechEx Research predicts that the solid-state battery industry will reach $7 billion by 2027.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/solid-state-and-polymer-battery-market-estimates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/solid-state-and-polymer-battery-market-estimates#comments Industry Batteries Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:50:00 +0000 60941 at http://powerelectronics.com External Power Supplies Meet DOE's Level VI Energy Efficiency Standards http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/external-power-supplies-meet-does-level-vi-energy-efficiency-standards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SL Power Electronics announces the expansion of its highly efficient Level VI+ family with the addition of its new TE90 Series external power supplies.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/external-power-supplies-meet-does-level-vi-energy-efficiency-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/external-power-supplies-meet-does-level-vi-energy-efficiency-standards#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Products Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:39:00 +0000 60931 at http://powerelectronics.com Aluminum Capacitors Feature Increased Vibration Resistance http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/aluminum-capacitors-feature-increased-vibration-resistance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vishay Intertechnology introduced five new series of aluminum capacitors with increased vibration capabilities over standard devices.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/aluminum-capacitors-feature-increased-vibration-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/aluminum-capacitors-feature-increased-vibration-resistance#comments Products Passive Components Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:35:00 +0000 60921 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Vishay Technology).</p> Thin Laminate-Type Energy Device Meets Numerous Wireless Sensor Node Demands http://powerelectronics.com/portable-power-management/thin-laminate-type-energy-device-meets-numerous-wireless-sensor-node-deman <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Murata Americas announced the release of the UMAL, a low-profile high capacity energy device, delivering a slim, high-capacity energy source.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/portable-power-management/thin-laminate-type-energy-device-meets-numerous-wireless-sensor-node-deman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/portable-power-management/thin-laminate-type-energy-device-meets-numerous-wireless-sensor-node-deman#comments Products Batteries Portable Power Management Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:25:00 +0000 60911 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Murata).</p> Active Bridge Solution for Power Over Ethernet-Based IoT Devices http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/active-bridge-solution-power-over-ethernet-based-iot-devices-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fairchild enhanced its GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET technology with FDMQ8205, the next-generation GreenBridge series for Power over Ethernet applications.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/active-bridge-solution-power-over-ethernet-based-iot-devices-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/active-bridge-solution-power-over-ethernet-based-iot-devices-0#comments Products Power Management Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:15:00 +0000 60901 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Fairchild).</p> Active Bridge Solution for Power Over Ethernet-Based IoT Devices http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/active-bridge-solution-power-over-ethernet-based-iot-devices <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://sourceesb.com/fairchildsemiconductor/distributors-and-vendors" target="_blank">Fairchild</a> enhanced its GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET technology with FDMQ8205, the first member of its next-generation GreenBridge series for applications that receive power via Power Over Ethernet (POE), such as security cameras, wireless access points, LED lighting and other Powered Devices (PD).&nbsp; Designers can lower operating temperature, increase efficiency and reduce the solution size of their devices by taking advantage of the GreenBridge solution&rsquo;s best-in-class R<sub</p></div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/active-bridge-solution-power-over-ethernet-based-iot-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/active-bridge-solution-power-over-ethernet-based-iot-devices#comments Products Power Management Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:15:00 +0000 60891 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Fairchild).</p> Design Notebook: Four Interleaved Flybacks Yield Power Factor Correction http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/design-notebook-four-interleaved-flybacks-yield-power-factor-correction <div class="field-byline"> Charles Barnett, Leightner Electronics, and Steve Sandler, Picotest </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When operated in the discontinuous mode, four interleaved flyback converter circuits automatically provide power factor correction (PFC).</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/design-notebook-four-interleaved-flybacks-yield-power-factor-correction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/design-notebook-four-interleaved-flybacks-yield-power-factor-correction#comments Trends & Analysis Mobile Robotics Power Management PMICs Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 60721 at http://powerelectronics.com Qi-certified 15-W Wireless Power Transmitter http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/qi-certified-15-w-wireless-power-transmitter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's first Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) v1.2 Qi-certified 15-W wireless power transmitter.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/qi-certified-15-w-wireless-power-transmitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/qi-certified-15-w-wireless-power-transmitter#comments Products Alternative Energy Charger ICs Power Electronics Systems Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:50:00 +0000 60811 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Texas Instruments).</p> 300-600W Constant Current Power Supplies http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/300-600w-constant-current-power-supplies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>TDK Corporation announced the TDK-Lambda brand EVS constant current AC-DC power supplies.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/300-600w-constant-current-power-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/300-600w-constant-current-power-supplies#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Industry Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:50:00 +0000 60801 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of TDK-Lambda).</p> USB Type-C Controllers are Compatible with Latest Type-C Specifications http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/usb-type-c-controllers-are-compatible-latest-type-c-specifications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fairchild's FUSB302 family of USB Type-C controllers are the industry's first to be compatible with the latest updates to the USB Type-C standard, including Power Delivery (PD) specification.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/usb-type-c-controllers-are-compatible-latest-type-c-specifications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/usb-type-c-controllers-are-compatible-latest-type-c-specifications#comments Products Power Management PMICs Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:45:00 +0000 60771 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Fairchild).</p>