Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/rss.xml en Heat Sinks Cool Brick DC-DC Converters http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/heat-sinks-cool-brick-dc-dc-converters <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. now provides a family of high performance maxiFLOW heat sinks for cooling DC-DC power converters and power modules. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/heat-sinks-cool-brick-dc-dc-converters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/heat-sinks-cool-brick-dc-dc-converters#comments Products Thermal Management Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:45:00 +0000 59301 at http://powerelectronics.com Ultra Hi-Q Radio Frequency Capacitors http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/ultra-hi-q-radio-frequency-capacitors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>KEMET announced the expansion of its radio frequency (RF) and microwave product portfolio to include a new series of Ultra HiQ-CBR Squared Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/ultra-hi-q-radio-frequency-capacitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/ultra-hi-q-radio-frequency-capacitors#comments Products Medical Passive Components Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:40:00 +0000 59311 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of KEMET).</p> Modular Rectangular Connectors http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/modular-rectangular-connectors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Souriau's MQuick range of rectangular connectors features a complete selection of components built around a range of standard modules, mechanical connections and accessories.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/modular-rectangular-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/modular-rectangular-connectors#comments Products Electromechanical Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:40:00 +0000 59291 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Souriau).</p> KOA Speer Introduces 1.5 Watt Molded Current Sense Resistor http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/koa-speer-introduces-15-watt-molded-current-sense-resistor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>KOA Speer Electronics has added the SLW1, a 1.5 Watt, 2512 size chip to its line of molded current sensing resistors.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/koa-speer-introduces-15-watt-molded-current-sense-resistor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/koa-speer-introduces-15-watt-molded-current-sense-resistor#comments Automotive Products Passive Components Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:40:00 +0000 59271 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of KOA Speer Electronics.</p> Cree to Sell Wolfspeed to Infineon for $850 Million Cash http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/cree-sell-wolfspeed-infineon-850-million-cash <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cree announced a definitive agreement to sell its Wolfspeed Power and RF division to Infineon Technologies AG for $850 million in cash.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/cree-sell-wolfspeed-infineon-850-million-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/cree-sell-wolfspeed-infineon-850-million-cash#comments Automotive Industry Power Management Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:30:00 +0000 59261 at http://powerelectronics.com µModule Power Products with SnPb BGA Packages http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/module-power-products-snpb-bga-packages <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology introduces over 53 µModule power products with SnPb BGA packages, targeting applications where the use of tin-lead soldering is preferred, such as in defense, avionics and heavy equipment industries.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/module-power-products-snpb-bga-packages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/module-power-products-snpb-bga-packages#comments Defense Industry Regulators Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:30:00 +0000 59251 at http://powerelectronics.com Power-Management Lab Kits for Young and Old Engineers http://powerelectronics.com/blog/power-management-lab-kits-young-and-old-engineers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Texas Instruments is bridging the gap between power theory and real-world applications with the TI Power Management Lab Kit series.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/power-management-lab-kits-young-and-old-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/power-management-lab-kits-young-and-old-engineers#comments Power Management The Power Plant Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:05:00 +0000 59231 at http://powerelectronics.com 600W Programmable DC Power Supplies with Extended Range http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/600w-programmable-dc-power-supplies-extended-range <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Versatile Power announced their new BENCH XR Series of compact Programmable 600W DC Power Supplies with Extended Range are now available.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/600w-programmable-dc-power-supplies-extended-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/600w-programmable-dc-power-supplies-extended-range#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Products Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:25:00 +0000 59181 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Versatile Power).</p> Wide Input Voltage Automotive Buck Regulators http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/wide-input-voltage-automotive-buck-regulators <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Allegro MicroSystems introduced two new adjustable high-frequency DC-DC step-down switching regulators with an integrated high-side power MOSFET.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/wide-input-voltage-automotive-buck-regulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/wide-input-voltage-automotive-buck-regulators#comments Products Regulators Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:20:00 +0000 59171 at http://powerelectronics.com Dual-Dim LED Driver Provides Single Chip TRIAC and Digital Dimming http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/dual-dim-led-driver-provides-single-chip-triac-and-digital-dimming <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dialog Semiconductor has announced the iW3690, a revolutionary driver IC for LED smart lighting that combines digital control with the company's advanced phase-cut TRIAC dimming.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/dual-dim-led-driver-provides-single-chip-triac-and-digital-dimming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/dual-dim-led-driver-provides-single-chip-triac-and-digital-dimming#comments Products Lighting Systems Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:20:00 +0000 59161 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Dialog Semiconductor).</p> Connector Delivers Rugged Connectivity for LED Headlight Systems http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/connector-delivers-rugged-connectivity-led-headlight-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The MiniBridge Koshiri Security connector from ERNI has a unique housing design with distinctive guides that prevent mismating and protect contact pins.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/connector-delivers-rugged-connectivity-led-headlight-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/connector-delivers-rugged-connectivity-led-headlight-systems#comments Products Electromechanical Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:15:00 +0000 59191 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of ERNI).</p> Thick Film, Multi-Resistance-Value Chip Resistor Arrays Supplement Thin Film Arrays http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/thick-film-multi-resistance-value-chip-resistor-arrays-supplement-thin-film-array <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Providing an alternative to thin film arrays in applications requiring lower performance, Vishay Intertechnology introduced the industry's first thick film chip resistor arrays to offer multiple resistance values in one device.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/thick-film-multi-resistance-value-chip-resistor-arrays-supplement-thin-film-array" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/thick-film-multi-resistance-value-chip-resistor-arrays-supplement-thin-film-array#comments Products Passive Components Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:15:00 +0000 59151 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Vishay Intertechnology).</p> SiC Power Business Is a Reality http://powerelectronics.com/sic-transistors/sic-power-business-reality <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SiC benefits are not a secret anymore and an increasing number of industries are developing new products with SiC technologies. The SiC power business is concrete and real, with a promising outlook.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/sic-transistors/sic-power-business-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/sic-transistors/sic-power-business-reality#comments Automotive Industry SiC Transistors Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:15:00 +0000 59141 at http://powerelectronics.com Solar Industry Set for New Overcapacity and Shake-Out Cycle http://powerelectronics.com/solar/solar-industry-set-new-overcapacity-and-shake-out-cycle <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IHS Technology says that solar PV installations in China in the third quarter of 2016 will fall by 80 percent, triggering a sharp global slowdown in global demand and an oversupply, particularly solar modules.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/solar/solar-industry-set-new-overcapacity-and-shake-out-cycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/solar/solar-industry-set-new-overcapacity-and-shake-out-cycle#comments Industry Inverters Solar Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:15:00 +0000 59131 at http://powerelectronics.com Book Review: Linear Circuit Transfer Functions—An Introduction to Fast Analytical Techniques http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/book-review-linear-circuit-transfer-functions-introduction-fast-analytical-techniqu <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Christophe P. Basso has written a new book: Linear Circuit Transfer Functions—An Introduction to Fast Analytical Techniques.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/book-review-linear-circuit-transfer-functions-introduction-fast-analytical-techniqu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/book-review-linear-circuit-transfer-functions-introduction-fast-analytical-techniqu#comments Industry Power Management PMICs Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:20:00 +0000 59031 at http://powerelectronics.com Parasitics: A Barrier to Wide Band Gap Adoption in Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/parasitics-barrier-wide-band-gap-adoption-power-electronics <div class="field-byline"> Neil Forcier, Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div> With WBG devices, limiting parasitics is even more important and the level of parasitics that needs to be considered changes by an order of magnitude.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/parasitics-barrier-wide-band-gap-adoption-power-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/parasitics-barrier-wide-band-gap-adoption-power-electronics#comments Trends & Analysis GaN Transistors Power Electronics Systems Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:05:00 +0000 58671 at http://powerelectronics.com Despite Economic Headwinds in China, Industrial Semiconductor Revenues Rose in 2015 http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/despite-economic-headwinds-china-industrial-semiconductor-revenues-rose-20 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015 despite weakness in the overall semiconductor industry and, in particular, economic headwinds in China.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/despite-economic-headwinds-china-industrial-semiconductor-revenues-rose-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/despite-economic-headwinds-china-industrial-semiconductor-revenues-rose-20#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:50:00 +0000 58881 at http://powerelectronics.com Surge Stopper Protects Electronic Systems from Overvoltage and Overcurrent Transients http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/surge-stopper-protects-electronic-systems-overvoltage-and-overcurrent-transie <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4380, an ultralow quiescent current (IQ) surge stopper, providing compact overvoltage and overcurrent protection.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/surge-stopper-protects-electronic-systems-overvoltage-and-overcurrent-transie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/surge-stopper-protects-electronic-systems-overvoltage-and-overcurrent-transie#comments Products Circuit Protection ICs Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:45:00 +0000 58931 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Linear Technology).</p> Battery Vehicle Now Viable for Very Long Distances http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/battery-vehicle-now-viable-very-long-distances <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Tesla 3 gets nearly double the range of the Nissan Leaf by using nearly double the amount of battery but engineers are using a multitude of work-rounds to do better.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/battery-vehicle-now-viable-very-long-distances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/battery-vehicle-now-viable-very-long-distances#comments Products Batteries Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:45:00 +0000 58871 at http://powerelectronics.com Single Channel GaN Power Stage http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/single-channel-gan-power-stage <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Texas instruments' LMG3410 Single Channel GaN Power Stage is aimed at high-performance power conversion applications where switching performance and fault protection are important.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/single-channel-gan-power-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/single-channel-gan-power-stage#comments Products Discrete Power Semis Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:40:00 +0000 58921 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Texas Instruments).</p> Sensor Interface Analog Front End Simplifies Sensor Conditioning http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/sensor-interface-analog-front-end-simplifies-sensor-conditioning <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Exar has announced the XR18910, the latest addition to its family of analog front end sensor interfaces, which integrates high channel count and functionality in a tiny footprint.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/sensor-interface-analog-front-end-simplifies-sensor-conditioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/sensor-interface-analog-front-end-simplifies-sensor-conditioning#comments Products PMICs Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:40:00 +0000 58911 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Exar Corporation).</p> Low-Profile Two-Watt DC-DC Converter http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/low-profile-two-watt-dc-dc-converter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Murata Power Solutions has announced the NXE2 series of 2 Watt surface mounted DC/DC converters. Footprints compatible with similar 1 and 2 Watt devices are also available on the market.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/low-profile-two-watt-dc-dc-converter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/low-profile-two-watt-dc-dc-converter#comments Products DC-DC Converters Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:38:00 +0000 58901 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Murata Power Solutions).</p> SMT Power Inductors http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/smt-power-inductors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>TT Electronics has launched a new range of surface mount (SMT) power inductors for use in high temperature, high power, automotive applications.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/smt-power-inductors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/smt-power-inductors#comments Products Passive Components Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:35:00 +0000 58891 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of TT Electronics).</p> Very Large Lithium-ion Batteries http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/very-large-lithium-ion-batteries <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Very large lithium-ion battery banks were largely unknown ten years ago. Now, it is tough to keep up with the variety of uses for them.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/very-large-lithium-ion-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/very-large-lithium-ion-batteries#comments Products Batteries Trends & Analysis Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:10:00 +0000 58771 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>Lithium-ion battery cells are prepped for testing at Argonne National Laboratory.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/" target="_blank">Argonne National Laboratory</a>, Flickr).</p> Power Electronics Products of the Week (7/10-7/16) Part 1 http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-710-716-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for mixed-signal control processors or battery protection devices, Power Electronics has you covered.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-710-716-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-710-716-part-1#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, 29 Jun 2016 21:45:00 +0000 59241 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics Products of the Week (6/26-7/2) Part 1 http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-626-72-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for mixed-signal control processors or driver controllers, Power Electronics has you covered.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-626-72-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-626-72-part-1#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, 29 Jun 2016 21:15:00 +0000 58321 at http://powerelectronics.com 500mA Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converters with an Internal 18VOperation Driver Transistor http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/500ma-synchronous-step-down-dcdc-converters-internal-18voperation-driver-transistor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Torex Semiconductor has launched the XC9263/XC9264 series of synchronous step-down DC/DC converters with an internal 18V-operation driver transistor and an output current of 500mA.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/500ma-synchronous-step-down-dcdc-converters-internal-18voperation-driver-transistor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/500ma-synchronous-step-down-dcdc-converters-internal-18voperation-driver-transistor#comments Products Regulators Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:05:00 +0000 58731 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Torex Semiconductor).</p> Thick Film Resistors Increase Reliability With Flameproof Silicone Coating http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/thick-film-resistors-increase-reliability-flameproof-silicone-coating <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of axial-leaded thick film planar through-hole resistors featuring a flameproof silicone coating for increased reliability.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/thick-film-resistors-increase-reliability-flameproof-silicone-coating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/thick-film-resistors-increase-reliability-flameproof-silicone-coating#comments Products Passive Components Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:05:00 +0000 58721 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Vishay Intertechnology).</p> TO-220 FullPAK Wide Creepage Package http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/220-fullpak-wide-creepage-package <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Infineon Technologies has introduced the TO-220 FullPAK Wide Creepage package.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/220-fullpak-wide-creepage-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/220-fullpak-wide-creepage-package#comments Products Discrete Power Semis Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 58741 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Infineon).</p> 50 Watt Desktop Switcher for both ITE & Medical Applications http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/50-watt-desktop-switcher-both-ite-medical-applications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advanced Power Solutions has announced the release of the APS56EMG series of 50 Watt External Desktop Switchers compliant with Level VI efficiency standards.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/50-watt-desktop-switcher-both-ite-medical-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/50-watt-desktop-switcher-both-ite-medical-applications#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Products Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 58711 at http://powerelectronics.com