Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/rss.xml en Webinar: Semiconductors http://powerelectronics.com/webcasts/webinar-semiconductors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Written and Produced by PowerElectronics.com's Sam Davis. Power supply and power management ICs. They can range from voltage regulator ICs that are the “heart” of virtually all power supplies and ICs that manage various functions within a power electronic system.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/webcasts/webinar-semiconductors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/webcasts/webinar-semiconductors#comments Webcasts Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:42:00 +0000 60211 at http://powerelectronics.com Unique Driver Architecture Enhances GaN-Based Isolated Power-Supply Designs http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/unique-driver-architecture-enhances-gan-based-isolated-power-supply-designs <div class="field-byline"> CEO Joe Duigan and CTO Dr. Karl Rinne, Heyday Integrated Circuits </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>GaN-on-silicon E-HEMT transistors are the choice for maximum performance, efficiency and cost-effective power supplies. Cost-effective driver technology enhances supply performance by simplifying layout, reducing component count, and improving reliability. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/unique-driver-architecture-enhances-gan-based-isolated-power-supply-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/unique-driver-architecture-enhances-gan-based-isolated-power-supply-designs#comments Trends & Analysis Robotics GaN Transistors Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:40:00 +0000 60101 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;Heyday Integrated Circuits).</p> Low Loss 3-Phase Ideal Diode Bridge Rectifier Reduces Heat, Easing Thermal Design http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/low-loss-3-phase-ideal-diode-bridge-rectifier-reduces-heat-easing-thermal-design <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology announced the availability of a low loss 3-phase ideal diode bridge rectifier reference design, demonstrated on evaluation board DC2465.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/low-loss-3-phase-ideal-diode-bridge-rectifier-reduces-heat-easing-thermal-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/low-loss-3-phase-ideal-diode-bridge-rectifier-reduces-heat-easing-thermal-design#comments Products Power Management PMICs Thermal Management Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:44:00 +0000 60191 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Linear Technology).</p> Low Dielectric Loss Copper Clad Laminate for P.C.B. Boards http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/low-dielectric-loss-copper-clad-laminate-pcb-boards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>FRX Polymers and China's Shengyi Technology Company, have jointly developed a new copper clad laminate product with greatly improved dielectric properties.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/low-dielectric-loss-copper-clad-laminate-pcb-boards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/low-dielectric-loss-copper-clad-laminate-pcb-boards#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Power Management Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:40:00 +0000 60181 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of FRX Polymers).</p> Low Offset Dual Operational Amplifier with Independent Shutdown Consumes Only 375 nA http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/low-offset-dual-operational-amplifier-independent-shutdown-consumes-only-375-na <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Silego Technology announces the SLG88101, a low power dual operational amplifier suited for precision consumer and industrial applications.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/low-offset-dual-operational-amplifier-independent-shutdown-consumes-only-375-na" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/low-offset-dual-operational-amplifier-independent-shutdown-consumes-only-375-na#comments Automotive Products Mobile PMICs Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:38:00 +0000 60171 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Silego).</p> Extended Voltage Range for Automotive Grade SMD Aluminum Capacitors http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/extended-voltage-range-automotive-grade-smd-aluminum-capacitors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vishay Intertechnology announced that it has extended the voltage range for its Automotive Grade 146 CTI and 160 CLA series of surface-mount aluminum capacitors.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/extended-voltage-range-automotive-grade-smd-aluminum-capacitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/extended-voltage-range-automotive-grade-smd-aluminum-capacitors#comments Automotive Products Passive Components Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:35:00 +0000 60201 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Vishay Intertechnology).</p> 3mm Diffused LED Front Panel Mount Indicator http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/3mm-diffused-led-front-panel-mount-indicator <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>VCC has launched a 3mm diffused LED indicator with a robust body and round protruding LED position that offers a viewing angle up to 50 degrees.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/3mm-diffused-led-front-panel-mount-indicator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/3mm-diffused-led-front-panel-mount-indicator#comments Products Lighting Lighting Systems Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:35:00 +0000 60161 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of VCC).</p> IHS Markit Names Leaders in PV Module Supplier Scorecard 2016 http://powerelectronics.com/solar/ihs-markit-names-leaders-pv-module-supplier-scorecard-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In a new scorecard reviewing the solar photovoltaic module sector, Trina Solar, SunPower, First Solar, Hanwha Q-cells and Jinko Solar were all identified as this year's industry leaders.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/solar/ihs-markit-names-leaders-pv-module-supplier-scorecard-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/solar/ihs-markit-names-leaders-pv-module-supplier-scorecard-2016#comments Alternative Energy Industry Energy Solar Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:30:00 +0000 60151 at http://powerelectronics.com Microcontroller Surpasses 4,000 hours of Continuous Operation at 200°C http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/microcontroller-surpasses-4000-hours-continuous-operation-200-c <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>VORAGO Technologies announced that the company’s VA10800 microcontrollers have now been operating successfully in an oven for more than 4,000 hours at 200°C.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/microcontroller-surpasses-4000-hours-continuous-operation-200-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/microcontroller-surpasses-4000-hours-continuous-operation-200-c#comments Industry Power Management Thermal Management Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:20:00 +0000 60141 at http://powerelectronics.com Selecting Power Supplies for Peak Load Applications http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/selecting-power-supplies-peak-load-applications <div class="field-byline"> Gary Bocock, Technical Director, XP Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Selecting and evaluating a power supply for peak load applications based on readily available thermal data, rather than one continuously rated for the full peak power results in a smaller, lighter, lower cost solution without compromising the performance, reliability and lifetime of the end application.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/selecting-power-supplies-peak-load-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/selecting-power-supplies-peak-load-applications#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Trends & Analysis Robotics Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:15:00 +0000 60091 at http://powerelectronics.com The CX3300 – A new category of instrument http://powerelectronics.com/white-papers/cx3300-new-category-instrument <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unlike oscilloscopes (which are specifically designed to measure voltage), the CX3300 is completely focused on providing clean and precise AC current waveforms. Watch a video demo for an overview of the CX3300 and examples of its unique low-current measurement capabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/white-papers/cx3300-new-category-instrument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/white-papers/cx3300-new-category-instrument#comments White Papers Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:30:00 +0000 60131 at http://powerelectronics.com Revolutionary sub-nA Transient Current Measurement http://powerelectronics.com/white-papers/revolutionary-sub-na-transient-current-measurement <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Traditional methods of measuring low-current AC waveforms using an oscilloscope have many limitations, including limited dynamic range, insufficient bandwidth and poor signal resolution. Keysight’s new CX3300 Device Current Waveform Analyzers overcome these limitations by providing a 1 GSa/sec sampling rate, up to 200 MHz of bandwidth and measurement resolution down to 100 pA.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/white-papers/revolutionary-sub-na-transient-current-measurement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/white-papers/revolutionary-sub-na-transient-current-measurement#comments White Papers Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:30:00 +0000 60121 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics Products of the Week (9/11-9/17) Part 1 http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-911-917-part-1 <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-911-917-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-911-917-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, 14 Sep 2016 22:00:00 +0000 60111 at http://powerelectronics.com Low-Profile Common Mode Choke http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/low-profile-common-mode-choke <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Coilcraft's new 0805USBN Series common mode chokes is among the lowest profile 0805 common mode chokes available.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/low-profile-common-mode-choke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/low-profile-common-mode-choke#comments Products Passive Components Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:45:00 +0000 60081 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Coilcraft).</p> High Power-Factor Buck LED Driver http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/high-power-factor-buck-led-driver <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The AL1676 universal AC-input LED driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated delivers high efficiency for non-dimmable retrofit LED bulbs and tube lighting. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/high-power-factor-buck-led-driver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/high-power-factor-buck-led-driver#comments Products Lighting Lighting Systems Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:40:00 +0000 60071 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Diodes Incorporated).</p> Low-Profile, Small-Footprint 400W TVS Diodes http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/low-profile-small-footprint-400w-tvs-diodes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Littelfuse has introduced the SMF4L Series 400W Low Profile Package TVS Diode, which is designed specifically to protect sensitive electronic equipment from voltage transients induced by lightning and other transient voltage events.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/low-profile-small-footprint-400w-tvs-diodes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/low-profile-small-footprint-400w-tvs-diodes#comments Products Circuit Protection ICs Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:20:00 +0000 60061 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Littelfuse).</p> CoolMOS 650 V Gold with TO-Leadless Package http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/coolmos-650-v-gold-leadless-package <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Infineon Technologies launched a new device of the CoolMOS family: the CoolMOS C7 Gold 650 V in a TO-Leadless package.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/coolmos-650-v-gold-leadless-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/coolmos-650-v-gold-leadless-package#comments Products Energy Discrete Power Semis Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:50:00 +0000 60051 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Infineon).</p> Fan Speed Controllers to Reduce Energy Consumption & Costs http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/fan-speed-controllers-reduce-energy-consumption-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Orion Fans has expanded its fan control product offerings to include a new field adjustable OA11/22 dual channel phase control unit.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/fan-speed-controllers-reduce-energy-consumption-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/fan-speed-controllers-reduce-energy-consumption-costs#comments Products Thermal Management Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:39:00 +0000 60041 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Orion Fans).</p> UK Turns To Batteries for Frequency Response to Stabilize Increasingly Green Grid http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/uk-turns-batteries-frequency-response-stabilize-increasingly-green-grid <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IHS Technology says that "frequency response" is the service that is used to keep the grid stable, compensating for short-term fluctuations in supply and demand in the grid.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/uk-turns-batteries-frequency-response-stabilize-increasingly-green-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/uk-turns-batteries-frequency-response-stabilize-increasingly-green-grid#comments Industry Batteries Energy Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:35:00 +0000 60031 at http://powerelectronics.com Global Wind Operations and Maintenance Market Set for Strong Growth to $17 Billion by 2020 http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/global-wind-operations-and-maintenance-market-set-strong-growth-17-billion-2020 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The global wind operations and maintenance is estimated to increase from $10 billion in 2015 to $17 billion by 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/global-wind-operations-and-maintenance-market-set-strong-growth-17-billion-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/global-wind-operations-and-maintenance-market-set-strong-growth-17-billion-2020#comments Alternative Energy Industry Energy Solar Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:35:00 +0000 60021 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Supply Design Seminar 2016 http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/power-supply-design-seminar-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Register now for an upcoming Power Supply Design seminar in a city near you to learn more from the power experts of TI.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/power-supply-design-seminar-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/power-supply-design-seminar-2016#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:43:00 +0000 60001 at http://powerelectronics.com ±30A Energy Monitor IC Provides Accurate Board Level Measurements http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/30a-energy-monitor-ic-provides-accurate-board-level-measurements <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Without requiring additional circuitry, an energy-monitor IC measures the necessary parameters to accurately assess and manage board-level energy consumption.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/30a-energy-monitor-ic-provides-accurate-board-level-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/30a-energy-monitor-ic-provides-accurate-board-level-measurements#comments Automotive Robotics Power Management PMICs Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:15:00 +0000 59981 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics Products of the Week (9/4-9/10) Part 1 http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-94-910-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for power conversion modules or power supplies, 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-94-910-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-94-910-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 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:10:00 +0000 59991 at http://powerelectronics.com Novel Topology Shrinks 10A Buck Converter, Enables 50 A/cm3 http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/novel-topology-shrinks-10a-buck-converter-enables-50-acm3 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Housed in an ultra-small package, a unique topology merges a switched capacitor and two-phase buck converter that can accept a 12V input and supply 1.2V output at 10A. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/novel-topology-shrinks-10a-buck-converter-enables-50-acm3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/novel-topology-shrinks-10a-buck-converter-enables-50-acm3#comments Regulators Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:10:00 +0000 59561 at http://powerelectronics.com Programmable EC Fans http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/programmable-ec-fans <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Orion Fans has developed a family of Electronically Commutated (EC) fans that offer a low power, dual speed, energy-efficient cooling solution. Designed for large, power hungry equipment, the EC Series fan speed settings can be pre-programmed at the factory to simplify installation and deliver even more power savings. The EC Series fans utilize a brushless DC motor with a single or universal AC input. EC fans incorporate voltage transformation within the motor to provide low power ratings of 8W at low speed and 26W at high speed.</p></div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/programmable-ec-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/programmable-ec-fans#comments Products Thermal Management Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:20:00 +0000 59931 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Orion Fans).</p> Triple-Channel Universal PMIC Supports Low Power FPGA and SoC Processors http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/triple-channel-universal-pmic-supports-low-power-fpga-and-soc-processors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Exar announces the XR77103 Universal PMIC, Exar's first Universal PMIC with three integrated synchronous MOSFET power stages.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/triple-channel-universal-pmic-supports-low-power-fpga-and-soc-processors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/triple-channel-universal-pmic-supports-low-power-fpga-and-soc-processors#comments Products PMICs Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:10:00 +0000 59941 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Exar).</p> Analog SPDT Switch Features Low RON for Signal Multiplexing http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/analog-spdt-switch-features-low-ron-signal-multiplexing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The 74LVC1G3157 single-pole, double-throw analog switch introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed for multiplexing digital or analog signals.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/analog-spdt-switch-features-low-ron-signal-multiplexing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/analog-spdt-switch-features-low-ron-signal-multiplexing#comments Products PMICs Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:05:00 +0000 59951 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Diodes).</p> Supercapacitor CV Values with Expanded High Temp Max Cap Capacitor Series http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/supercapacitor-cv-values-expanded-high-temp-max-cap-capacitor-series <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>AVX has released a new series of axial leaded, hermetically sealed wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors that achieve supercapacitor CV values in high temperature environments up to 125°C. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/supercapacitor-cv-values-expanded-high-temp-max-cap-capacitor-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/supercapacitor-cv-values-expanded-high-temp-max-cap-capacitor-series#comments Products Passive Components Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:01:00 +0000 59961 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of AVX).</p> Panel Mount Digital Thermometers http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/panel-mount-digital-thermometers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Murata announces the addition of a thermometer to Murata Power Solutions' DMR20 series of round, miniature digital panel meters. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/panel-mount-digital-thermometers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/panel-mount-digital-thermometers#comments Products Thermal Management Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:59:00 +0000 59971 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Murata).</p> TI to Gain Access to Early Semiconductor Innovations Through Strategic Relationship with Silicon Catalyst http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/ti-gain-access-early-semiconductor-innovations-through-strategic-relationship-silicon-catalyst <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Texas Instruments (TI) recently entered into an agreement with Silicon Catalyst, a Silicon Valley-based incubator, that will expand TI&#39;s access to new technology innovations and potentially lead to engagements with semiconductor startups focused on creating chips and system solutions in analog and embedded processing.</p></div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/ti-gain-access-early-semiconductor-innovations-through-strategic-relationship-silicon-catalyst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/ti-gain-access-early-semiconductor-innovations-through-strategic-relationship-silicon-catalyst#comments Industry PMICs Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:55:00 +0000 59921 at http://powerelectronics.com