Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/rss.xml en 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 Power Electronics Products of the Week (12/11-12/17) http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-1211-1217 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for buck regulators coolers or current sensors, 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-1211-1217" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-1211-1217#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, 13 Dec 2016 23:00:00 +0000 61161 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics Products of the Week (12/4-12/10) http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-124-1210 <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-124-1210" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-124-1210#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 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:45:00 +0000 61151 at http://powerelectronics.com 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