Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/rss.xml/trackback en Report: Renewable Power Generation Technologies Are Now Cost Competitive with Fossil Fuels http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/report-renewable-power-generation-technologies-are-now-cost-competitive-fossil-fu <div class="field-byline"> Lloyd’s Register </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Renewable power generation technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector, finds a new report by Lloyd’s Register. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/report-renewable-power-generation-technologies-are-now-cost-competitive-fossil-fu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/report-renewable-power-generation-technologies-are-now-cost-competitive-fossil-fu#comments Alternative Energy Industry Energy Trends & Analysis Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 61331 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Study: Technological Progress Alone Won’t Stem Resource Use http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/study-technological-progress-alone-won-t-stem-resource-use <div class="field-byline"> Massachusetts Institute of Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology find no evidence of an overall reduction in the world’s consumption of materials. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/study-technological-progress-alone-won-t-stem-resource-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/study-technological-progress-alone-won-t-stem-resource-use#comments Industry Power Management Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:05:00 +0000 61321 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Leadless MOSFET Power Package Achieves Near-GaN Switching Losses http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/leadless-mosfet-power-package-achieves-near-gan-switching-losses <div class="field-byline"> Franz Stueckler, Senior Concept and Application Engineer, Infineon Technologies AG </div> <div class="field-deck"> Modern semiconductors facilitate faster switching speeds and lower losses to support designers. A new leadless power package drives down on-state resistance and provides close to “GaN-like” switching losses, making a significant step forward in hard switching applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New SMD power semiconductors support fast switching and reduce the parasitic inductance, but the thermal management is historically difficult using SMDs.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/leadless-mosfet-power-package-achieves-near-gan-switching-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/leadless-mosfet-power-package-achieves-near-gan-switching-losses#comments Industry Discrete Power Semis Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:55:00 +0000 61301 at http://powerelectronics.com General Motors Partners with Honda on Fuel Cell Manufacturing http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/general-motors-partners-honda-fuel-cell-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> General Motors </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Mich., south of Detroit. Mass production of fuel cell systems is expected to begin around 2020. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fuel Cell System Manufacturing will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/general-motors-partners-honda-fuel-cell-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/general-motors-partners-honda-fuel-cell-manufacturing#comments Alternative Energy Industry Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:55:00 +0000 61311 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>GM Executive Vice President Global Product Development Mark Reuss (left) and President Honda North America Toshiaki Mikoshiba announce a manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of GM).</p> Market for Power Semiconductors in Automotive to Rev Up by $3 Billion by 2022 http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/market-power-semiconductors-automotive-rev-3-billion-2022 <div class="field-byline"> IHS Markit </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The global market for power semiconductors used in cars and light passenger vehicles is expected to grow by more than $3 billion in the next six years.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/market-power-semiconductors-automotive-rev-3-billion-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/market-power-semiconductors-automotive-rev-3-billion-2022#comments Industry Charger ICs Discrete Power Semis Passive Components PMICs Regulators Wed, 08 Feb 2017 04:25:00 +0000 61291 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="28" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/heynicola/" target="_blank" title="Go to Nicola Sznajder's photostream">Nicola Sznajder</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Electricity Flows Through This Metal, But Not the Heat http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/electricity-flows-through-metal-not-heat <div class="field-byline"> University of California, Berkeley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>According to a new study led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, electrons in vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/electricity-flows-through-metal-not-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/electricity-flows-through-metal-not-heat#comments Industry Thermal Management Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:55:00 +0000 61281 at http://powerelectronics.com EV Battery Sensing Module Yields Critical Measurement Data http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/ev-battery-sensing-module-yields-critical-measurement-data <div class="field-deck"> Automotive-grade, precision current, and high-voltage measurement module senses EV battery condition and reports digital output data. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Automotive-grade, precision current, and high-voltage measurement module senses EV battery condition and reports digital output data. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/ev-battery-sensing-module-yields-critical-measurement-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/ev-battery-sensing-module-yields-critical-measurement-data#comments Industry Batteries Power Management Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:55:00 +0000 61271 at http://powerelectronics.com Subcutaneous Solar Cells Could Power Pacemakers http://powerelectronics.com/solar/subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study provides real-life data on the potential of powering medical implants with solar cells.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/solar/subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/solar/subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers#comments Alternative Energy Industry Trends & Analysis Solar Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 61261 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics Products of the Week (1/22-1/28) http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-122-128 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for modular power supplies or high-side switches, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-122-128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-122-128#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Automotive Products Batteries Energy Charger ICs Lighting Circuit Protection ICs Medical DC-DC Converters Mobile Discrete Power Semis Electromechanical Inverters Lighting Systems Motion Systems Passive Components Portable Power Management Power Electronics Systems Power Management PMICs Regulators Thermal Management Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 61251 at http://powerelectronics.com The Basics of Industrial Connectivity http://powerelectronics.com/basics-design/basics-industrial-connectivity <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Altech Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Industrial connectivity includes any component that is in the path of delivering power or control signals to do useful work. Typical connectivity components include connectors and terminal blocks, motor starters and relays.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/basics-design/basics-industrial-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/basics-design/basics-industrial-connectivity#comments Basics of Design Electromechanical Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:33:00 +0000 61241 at http://powerelectronics.com How Does a Prototyping-Only Approach Impact Product Design? http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design <div class="field-deck"> One in 10 design engineers still rely on purely physical prototypes, potentially adding significant, unnecessary costs to their designs, according to engineering surveys. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many engineers rely solely on prototyping their designs to create products, but some form of simulation along with prototyping can actually improve product designs.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design#comments Automotive Industry Energy Robotics Power Electronics Systems Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:15:00 +0000 61221 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Tony Vitolo, Power Electronics).</p> DECLINE - Power Electronics Webinar Calendar http://powerelectronics.com/DECLINE_Power_Electronics_Webinar_Calendar <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div><p>We&#39;ll miss you, but thanks for letting us know you do not want to receive our webinar calendar. If you would like to rejoin the group, please email</p> <p><a href="mailto:brenda.roode@penton.com">brenda.roode@penton.com</a>&nbsp;with the subject line:&nbsp; Request to Rejoin Monthly Power Electronics Webinar Calendar list</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/DECLINE_Power_Electronics_Webinar_Calendar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:45:23 +0000 61231 at http://powerelectronics.com LEDs and Power Electronic Innovations Converge to Handle Module-Level Thermal Management http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some technical developments in LEDs and power electronics are converging to handle module-level thermal management.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme#comments Industry Lighting Systems Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +0000 61201 at http://powerelectronics.com Driving Battery Innovation with CAE http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/driving-battery-innovation-cae <div class="field-byline"> Gaetan Damblanc, Siemens PLM </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The demand for safety and high performance in Li-ion batteries has never been so high. Cells and pack manufacturers are looking for high energy density, high power density, safety, long life span and low cost.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/driving-battery-innovation-cae" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/driving-battery-innovation-cae#comments Automotive Batteries Energy Mobile Robotics Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:10:00 +0000 61191 at http://powerelectronics.com NASA Space Robotics Challenge Prepares Robots for the Journey to Mars http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, is in the midst of a new competition called the Space Robotics Challenge. This event seeks to develop the capabilities of humanoid robots to help astronauts on the journey to Mars.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars#comments Industry Robotics Motion Systems Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:45:00 +0000 61211 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>NASA&#39;s&nbsp;Robonaut&nbsp;5. (Image courtesy of NASA).</p> Calibrated Mains Frequency Monitor Delivers High Accuracy http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy <div class="field-byline"> Ramkumar Ramaswamy, Silego Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Monitoring utility power frequency is especially important when setting up a local mini-grid, such as with solar- or wind-powered installations. The inverter in these cases must shoulder the responsibility for monitoring output-power quality. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy#comments Industry Energy PMICs Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:15:00 +0000 61171 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics Products of the Week (1/1-1/7) http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-11-17 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for miniature connectors or resistors, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-11-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-11-17#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Automotive Products Batteries Energy Charger ICs Lighting Circuit Protection ICs Medical DC-DC Converters Mobile Discrete Power Semis Electromechanical Inverters Lighting Systems Motion Systems Passive Components Portable Power Management Power Electronics Systems Power Management PMICs Regulators Thermal Management Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:55:00 +0000 61181 at http://powerelectronics.com DIY Monolithic Power Management ICs http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/diy-monolithic-power-management-ics <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A library of selectable standard analog building blocks and unique software enables the in-house design and production of a monolithic power management IC.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/diy-monolithic-power-management-ics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/diy-monolithic-power-management-ics#comments Trends & Analysis Power Management PMICs Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:45:00 +0000 61141 at http://powerelectronics.com 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>