Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/rss.xml en Surface-Mountable LED With Oval Light-Radiating Characteristics http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/surface-mountable-led-oval-light-radiating-characteristics <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched the first LED with oval light-radiating characteristics for large-screen video walls, gas station price signs and digital road signs: the new surface-mountable Displix Oval.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/surface-mountable-led-oval-light-radiating-characteristics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/surface-mountable-led-oval-light-radiating-characteristics#comments Products Lighting Systems Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:45:00 +0000 42141 at http://powerelectronics.com Microminiature SMT Detect Switches Has Low Profile, Low Actuation Force http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/microminiature-smt-detect-switches-has-low-profile-low-actuation-force <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>C&K Components has developed a new series of microminiature, side-actuated detect switches with an ultra-low board-mounted profile.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/microminiature-smt-detect-switches-has-low-profile-low-actuation-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/microminiature-smt-detect-switches-has-low-profile-low-actuation-force#comments Products Electromechanical Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:37:00 +0000 42131 at http://powerelectronics.com PolyZen YC Series Offers Integrated Protection for Consumer Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/polyzen-yc-series-offers-integrated-protection-consumer-electronics <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The PolyZen YC device series now available from TE Connectivity's Circuit Protection business unit offers an integrated approach to help protect consumer electronics, such as tablets, set-top boxes, hard disk drives and DC power ports, from damage caused by ESD (electrostatic discharge) and other electrical over-stress events that can lead to safety and warranty concerns.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/polyzen-yc-series-offers-integrated-protection-consumer-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/polyzen-yc-series-offers-integrated-protection-consumer-electronics#comments Products Circuit Protection ICs Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:46:00 +0000 42121 at http://powerelectronics.com Understanding Efficiency: Looking For The Worst-case Scenario http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/understanding-efficiency-looking-worst-case-scenario <div class="field-byline"> Peter Blyth, XP Power </div> <div class="field-deck"> It’s standard practice to put the best-case scenario on data sheets, but how does that differ from the efficiency that can actually be achieved in your application? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It’s standard practice to put the best-case scenario on data sheets, but how does that differ from the efficiency that can actually be achieved in your application?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/understanding-efficiency-looking-worst-case-scenario" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/understanding-efficiency-looking-worst-case-scenario#comments Power Electronics Systems Thermal Management Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:00:00 +0000 42081 at http://powerelectronics.com IP68 Power Connectors Designed For Harsh Environments http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/ip68-power-connectors-designed-harsh-environments <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hirose has strengthened its circular power connector product offering with the development of the HR41 Series weather-resistant connector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/ip68-power-connectors-designed-harsh-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/ip68-power-connectors-designed-harsh-environments#comments Products Electromechanical Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:24:00 +0000 42111 at http://powerelectronics.com Pin-shaped Lithium Ion Battery http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/pin-shaped-lithium-ion-battery <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Panasonic Corporation announces that it has developed a pin shaped Lithium Ion battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/pin-shaped-lithium-ion-battery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/pin-shaped-lithium-ion-battery#comments Products Batteries Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:04:00 +0000 42101 at http://powerelectronics.com Single Stage EMI Filter Meets MIL-STD 461F http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/single-stage-emi-filter-meets-mil-std-461f <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Astrodyne Corporation expanded its custom military filter product line with a high performance single stage EMI filter</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/single-stage-emi-filter-meets-mil-std-461f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/single-stage-emi-filter-meets-mil-std-461f#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:50:00 +0000 42091 at http://powerelectronics.com Carbon Nanoballs Boost Efficiency of High Voltage Transmission Cable http://powerelectronics.com/blog/carbon-nanoballs-boost-efficiency-high-voltage-transmission-cable <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26% higher voltage if nanometer-sized carbon balls are added. This could result in enormous efficiency gains in the power grids of the future, which are needed to achieve a sustainable energy system.</p></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/carbon-nanoballs-boost-efficiency-high-voltage-transmission-cable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/carbon-nanoballs-boost-efficiency-high-voltage-transmission-cable#comments Alternative Energy Power Electronics Systems The Power Plant Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:29:00 +0000 42071 at http://powerelectronics.com 5A, 20VIN Step-Down µModule http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/5a-20vin-step-down-module <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology launched the LTM4625, a 5A, 20VIN step-down µModule® (micromodule) regulator in a 6.25mm x 6.25mm x 5.01mm BGA package which, with a few passive components, fits into 0.5cm² on a double-sided PCB. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/5a-20vin-step-down-module" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/5a-20vin-step-down-module#comments Products DC-DC Converters Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:10:00 +0000 42061 at http://powerelectronics.com Impedance Analyzer Exhibits Measurement Accuracy, Flexible Frequency and Measurement http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/impedance-analyzer-exhibits-measurement-accuracy-flexible-frequency-and-me <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced shipment of its E4991B impedance analyzer, specifically designed for R&D, quality assurance and inspection engineers characterizing and evaluating passive electronic components, semiconductor devices, dielectric materials and magnetic materials. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/impedance-analyzer-exhibits-measurement-accuracy-flexible-frequency-and-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/impedance-analyzer-exhibits-measurement-accuracy-flexible-frequency-and-me#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:08:00 +0000 42051 at http://powerelectronics.com Easy-to-Implement Building Blocks Simplify Designs http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/easy-implement-building-blocks-simplify-designs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>International Rectifier, IR, announced the introduction of IR's µHVIC(TM) family of general purpose high-voltage and low-voltage integrated circuits that simplifies power system development by offering easy-to-implement building blocks for frequently used circuit elements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/easy-implement-building-blocks-simplify-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/easy-implement-building-blocks-simplify-designs#comments Products Power Management PMICs Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:05:00 +0000 42041 at http://powerelectronics.com Compact, High-Current Chokes for 48-V Automotive Systems http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/compact-high-current-chokes-48-v-automotive-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>TDK Corporation presents the new BCEM series of EPCOS high-current chokes designed specifically for buck-boost converters in 48-V automotive power systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/compact-high-current-chokes-48-v-automotive-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/compact-high-current-chokes-48-v-automotive-systems#comments Products Passive Components Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:03:00 +0000 42031 at http://powerelectronics.com Programmable Load Switch Improves System Power Reliability http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/programmable-load-switch-improves-system-power-reliability <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With fully adjustable output slew rates, the 5V dual-channel AP22966 load switch from Diodes Incorporated provides simple and cost-effective soft-start functionality for improving 3.3V and 5V system power reliability in notebook, tablet and datacom products. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/programmable-load-switch-improves-system-power-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/programmable-load-switch-improves-system-power-reliability#comments Products PMICs Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:58:00 +0000 42021 at http://powerelectronics.com Bourns Acquires Komatsulite Mfg. Co., Ltd http://powerelectronics.com/industry/bourns-acquires-komatsulite-mfg-co-ltd <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bourns, Inc. has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Komatsulite Mfg. Co., Ltd and its subsidiaries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/industry/bourns-acquires-komatsulite-mfg-co-ltd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/industry/bourns-acquires-komatsulite-mfg-co-ltd#comments Industry Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:56:00 +0000 42011 at http://powerelectronics.com Analog Circuit Design, Volume Three http://powerelectronics.com/industry/analog-circuit-design-volume-three <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Elsevier has announced the publication of Analog Circuit Design Volume Three: Design Note Collection, the next book in the Analog Circuit Design series, edited by Bob Dobkin and John Hamburger. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/industry/analog-circuit-design-volume-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/industry/analog-circuit-design-volume-three#comments Industry Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:54:00 +0000 42001 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Aluminum Capacitors Feature Long Life of 10,000 Hours at +85 ̊ͦC http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/power-aluminum-capacitors-feature-long-life-10000-hours-85-c <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of screw-terminal power aluminum capacitors designed for traction and heavy-duty applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/power-aluminum-capacitors-feature-long-life-10000-hours-85-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/power-aluminum-capacitors-feature-long-life-10000-hours-85-c#comments Products Passive Components Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:25:00 +0000 41991 at http://powerelectronics.com High Power Resistor Range Extended http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/high-power-resistor-range-extended <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stackpole announces the expansion of the TR Series of TO-220 and TO-247 style power resistors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/high-power-resistor-range-extended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/high-power-resistor-range-extended#comments Products Passive Components Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:15:00 +0000 41981 at http://powerelectronics.com High-voltage SAR ADCs http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/high-voltage-sar-adcs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Texas Instruments (TI) expanded its successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) portfolio with the first devices in a new high-voltage family.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/high-voltage-sar-adcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/high-voltage-sar-adcs#comments Products Power Management PMICs Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:53:00 +0000 41971 at http://powerelectronics.com Oscilloscope Probe Achieves High Bandwidth, Low Noise http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/oscilloscope-probe-achieves-high-bandwidth-low-noise <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced the industry's highest bandwidth and lowest noise oscilloscope probe for making power integrity measurements to characterize DC power rails.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/oscilloscope-probe-achieves-high-bandwidth-low-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/oscilloscope-probe-achieves-high-bandwidth-low-noise#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:36:00 +0000 41961 at http://powerelectronics.com 42-V, 5-A Synchronous Step-Down “Silent Switcher” Limits EMI Radiation http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/42-v-5-synchronous-step-down-silent-switcher-limits-emi-radiation <div class="field-deck"> A 5 A step-down buck regulator includes spread spectrum mode and emphasizes minimum EMI by meeting CISPR 25 standards . </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A 5 A step-down buck regulator includes spread spectrum mode and emphasizes minimum EMI by meeting CISPR 25 standards .</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/42-v-5-synchronous-step-down-silent-switcher-limits-emi-radiation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/42-v-5-synchronous-step-down-silent-switcher-limits-emi-radiation#comments DC-DC Converters Power Electronics Systems Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:00 +0000 41671 at http://powerelectronics.com Test Probes Measure Ultra-Low Impedances http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/test-probes-measure-ultra-low-impedances <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Picotest released two new 50W transmission line test probes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/test-probes-measure-ultra-low-impedances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/test-probes-measure-ultra-low-impedances#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:50:00 +0000 41951 at http://powerelectronics.com High Power Density, VITA 62, 6U AC/DC VPX Power Supply http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/high-power-density-vita-62-6u-acdc-vpx-power-supply <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.naii.com" target="_blank">North Atlantic Industries (NAI)</a> announces the availability of its latest 6U rugged VPX power product - the VPX56-6. Ideally suited for rugged military and commercial aerospace applications, the VPX56-6 provides up to 700 W of power (CC4 temperature range, full load) with five outputs and is compliant with MIL-STD-704F. Other features include current share, remote error sensing and a built-in EMI filter compliant with MIL-STD-461, CE-102 - all within a single slot 1.0 mm pitch, 6U package.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/high-power-density-vita-62-6u-acdc-vpx-power-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/high-power-density-vita-62-6u-acdc-vpx-power-supply#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Products Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:41:00 +0000 41941 at http://powerelectronics.com EN50121-3-2 Certified DC-DC Converters Suits Railway Apps http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/en50121-3-2-certified-dc-dc-converters-suits-railway-apps <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>XP Power announced the RDC20 and RDC40 series of 20 Watt and 40 Watt metal encapsulated wide range DC-DC converters designed for railway and industrial applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/en50121-3-2-certified-dc-dc-converters-suits-railway-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/en50121-3-2-certified-dc-dc-converters-suits-railway-apps#comments Products DC-DC Converters Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:27:00 +0000 41931 at http://powerelectronics.com 300 VA Railway Sine Wave Inverters Are Dust- And Waterproof http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/300-va-railway-sine-wave-inverters-are-dust-and-waterproof <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ABSOPULSE Electronics released the RSI 300-IP66 series of railway grade dc-ac sine wave inverters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/300-va-railway-sine-wave-inverters-are-dust-and-waterproof" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/300-va-railway-sine-wave-inverters-are-dust-and-waterproof#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Products Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:15:00 +0000 41921 at http://powerelectronics.com Robust Power Modules Have Ultra-Wide Input Voltage Range http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/robust-power-modules-have-ultra-wide-input-voltage-range <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ericsson has introduced two new series of DC/DC converter modules that are primarily aimed at industrial and railway transportation applications, as well as information and communications technology (ICT) applications that are operated with remote power supplies and/or multiple battery voltages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/robust-power-modules-have-ultra-wide-input-voltage-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/robust-power-modules-have-ultra-wide-input-voltage-range#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:00:00 +0000 41911 at http://powerelectronics.com Three-Terminal GDT Protects Against Fast-Rising Transients http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/three-terminal-gdt-protects-against-fast-rising-transients <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Littelfuse, Inc. introduced the SL1010A Series Gas Discharge Tube (GDT), a small-footprint, three-terminal, surface mount component that protects a broad range of communication equipment from damage due to fast-rising transients typically caused by lightning disturbances. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/three-terminal-gdt-protects-against-fast-rising-transients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/three-terminal-gdt-protects-against-fast-rising-transients#comments Products Circuit Protection ICs Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:13:00 +0000 41901 at http://powerelectronics.com Proximity Sensor Provides Superior Distance Sensing http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/proximity-sensor-provides-superior-distance-sensing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>STMicroelectronics revealed a new highly accurate optical range-finding module based on FlightSense™ Time-of-Flight technology that offers designers superior distance-measurement capability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/proximity-sensor-provides-superior-distance-sensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/proximity-sensor-provides-superior-distance-sensing#comments Products Electromechanical Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:51:00 +0000 41891 at http://powerelectronics.com Gallium Nitride Half Bridge Enables 48 V to 12 V System Efficiency http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/gallium-nitride-half-bridge-enables-48-v-12-v-system-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>EPC announces the EPC2105, 80 V enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/gallium-nitride-half-bridge-enables-48-v-12-v-system-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/gallium-nitride-half-bridge-enables-48-v-12-v-system-efficiency#comments Products Power Management PMICs Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:20:00 +0000 41881 at http://powerelectronics.com All-in-One Fan Driver Simplifies Circuit Design http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/all-one-fan-driver-simplifies-circuit-design <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Diodes Incorporated has announced the introduction of a pair of all-in-one single-phase 12V fan motor drivers for low to medium voltage brushless DC fan control in consumer, home appliance, industrial and office equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/all-one-fan-driver-simplifies-circuit-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/all-one-fan-driver-simplifies-circuit-design#comments Products Motion Systems Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:07:00 +0000 41871 at http://powerelectronics.com Flow Meter Reference Design Provides Accuracy with Ultra-Low-Power http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/flow-meter-reference-design-provides-accuracy-ultra-low-power <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An Ultrasonic flow meter reference design from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. improves on traditional mechanical flow meters that measure water and heat usage with spinning wheels that can get out of calibration due to wear from friction and contaminants. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/flow-meter-reference-design-provides-accuracy-ultra-low-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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