When audio applications require the highest power efficiency, lowest heat generation, smallest size, and lightest weight, Class-D switched-mode amplifiers surpass the linear class amplifiers. This makes Class-D amplifiers the best choice for extending battery life in DC-powered audio applications, such
Automotive OEMs and their suppliers have been on the high power, high growth vehicle electrification path for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs)/electric vehicles (EVs) and beyond even to electrification of busses, trucks, trains and more electric aircraft (MEA). With high power demands beyond the
Figure 1: MLV (left) vs. TVS diode (right) temperature derating
Thanks to modern technology, passenger vehicles are now safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient than ever. Today’s automobiles utilize incredible amounts of computing power to improve the overall driving experience in several different ways. For example, arrays of sensors and dedicated processing
A few of my favorite TV programs include “Weaponology,” “Future Weapons,” “Modern Marvels” and the science show “Connections.” They all explore the various paths of technological change and interrelations and the significant effects that this change has on society, including that in order for
In one sense, this was inevitable – the idea that we’re not the most intelligent species on this planet unnerves us. But it’s more than that – the fact that A.I. is so coldly logical dregs up fears of a robot apocalypse and our own irrelevance. So when we put A.I. in the driver’s seat, there was bound
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new AEC-Q200 qualified thick film power resistor featuring a clip mount TO247 package for direct mounting on a heatsink. For automotive applications, the Vishay Sfernice LTO 150 offers industry-high power dissipation of 150 W at a +45 °C case temperature
TEMPE, Ariz. – ProTek Devices introduced a new circuit protection diode suited for automotive applications, such as Controller Area Network (CAN) bus lines. The new PAM3CAN diode is qualified by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC).
The PAM3CAN is designed to protect two automotive CAN bus lines
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC7862, a high efficiency switching surge stopper with overvoltage and overcurrent protection for high availability systems. The LTC7862 drives an N-channel power MOSFET stage. During normal operation the LTC7862 passes the input voltage through to
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced two new series of surface-mount Automotive-Grade power LEDs in PLCC-2 and ultra compact MiniLED packages. Utilizing the latest advanced AllnGaP technology in the smallest chip size available, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx series deliver
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc. announced latest current sense resistor families, the Model CSM2F Series. Adding to Bourns' range of high-powered current sense resistors, this new series is manufactured using a metal alloy element that is electron-beam welded to tinned copper terminals, which gives them
NORWOOD, Mass.-- Analog Devices, Inc. announced the Power by Linear LTC3372, a highly integrated power management solution for systems that require multiple low voltage outputs generated from an input voltage as high as 60V. The LTC3372 features a 60V synchronous buck switching regulator controller followed
Latham, NY, USA – Marktech Optoelectronics announced the availability of its standard and custom Silicon avalanche photodiodes (Si APD’s), in quantities from prototype to OEM volumes.
Marktech Si APD’s offerlow-level light and short pulse detections of wavelengths
College Park, Md. -- The success of electric car batteries depends on the miles that can be driven on a single charge, but the current crop of lithium-ion batteries are reaching their natural limit of how much charge can be packed into any given space, keeping drivers on a short tether. Now, researchers at the
PULS Power PIANO PIC series is designed for applications that require reliable DIN rail power supplies designed to deliver the most widely specified features and performance required by customers. PIC units offer this simplicity without making compromises on PULS’
Authorised Yuasa battery distributor Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury based Defence and Commercial power conversion specialist, announces the availability of two series of high reliability VRLA batteries (valve-regulated lead-acid) from Yuasa’s wide industrial
Toshiba Electronics Europe announces a new evaluation board for their TPD420xF series of brushless DC (BLDC) three-phase motor driver ICs to speed up the process of prototyping and developing new motor drive solutions up to 80W including white goods, home devices such as hair dryers as well as coolers for fresh
The LDSR model is an innovative, low cost and lightweight (25g) component, with a reduced footprint. The LDSR is dedicated to measuring the leakage current of 300 mA nominal up to 900 mA peak at 2 KHz frequency. Its main application is in transformerless photovoltaic (PV) inverters for the residential market,
The key benefits of gallium nitride (GaN) are, amongst others, high power density, best-in-class efficiency and decreased system costs. Infineon Technologies is starting volume production for CoolGaN™ products by the end of 2018, the company announced during PCIM Europe. Engineering samples of the high reliable
ROHM has announced the availability of two new types of 650V IGBTs that combine class-leading low conduction loss with high-speed switching characteristics. This makes them ideal for power conversion in general-purpose inverters and converters for consumer appliances, such as ACs and IH (Induction Heaters),
Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, today announced the release of the new flow E1/E2 product family. Featuring the latest chip generations, these products also deliver superior thermal performance.
The industry's broadest portfolio of standard products just got
Following the trend of miniaturisation, HARTING is expanding its M12 family in the field of slim design connectors with HARAX insulation displacement Quick Connect connectors – the slim, field-installable solution for automation technology. This allows fast and uncomplicated cabling on site.
Nexperia has optimised its TrEOS ESD protection diode series for use with USB Type-C interfaces. The new USB3.2 standard introduces an optional capacitor at the Rx inputs, so Nexperia is now launching two groups of devices, one that delivers extremely high surge robustness for positioning between the connector
RS Components is stocking the latest Phoenix Contact Quint Power DIN-rail power supplies, giving easy access to the innovative features and flexibility of these space-saving PSUs.
The 4th generation of Quint
Mouser Electronics has added more than 25 new suppliers YTD to its already vast line card of over 700 suppliers. With an already extensive portfolio of products and suppliers across the board, the additional suppliers bolster the product choices for Mouser’s unique
CUI today announced that it has teamed up with SnapEDA to provide designers with a catalog of free, ready-to-download PCB footprints and symbols for CUI’s range of board mount electromechanical components.
Analog Devices announces three enhanced Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) transceivers that deliver unprecedented capability to tailor system-level performance to even the most stringent electromagnetic compatibility requirements. The new AD242xW series offers configurable
XP Power is launching its low-cost VCE03 and VCE10, 3W and 10W series of board-mounted AC-DC power supplies with extended universal input range from 85VAC to 305VAC, covering all nominal AC inputs from 100VAC to 277VAC in a single ultra-compact design.
Both the VCE03 and VCE10 provide a complete AC-DC
The electric super bike from the student developer team at the University of Nottingham won second place in the all-electric TT Zero Cup at the legendary Tourist Trophy motorcycle race on the Isle of Man. On the 60.73 km circuit, with a lap time of 18:58:294 minutes
ON Semiconductor announced the release of three new highly-efficient mid-voltage PWM buck converters.
Supporting a wide input voltage range of 4.5 V to 65 V, an output current of up to 10 A and output power
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC3894, a high-voltage step-down DC/DC controller that draws only 9µA quiescent current with the output enabled in Burst Mode operation. Its wide 4.5V to 150V input voltage range can effectively eliminate the need for external surge suppression devices.
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation developed a cost-effective, ultra-high-reliability, three-piece STRIPT contact system for linear LED and coplanar PCB connections in off-road vehicle lighting applications. Designed to absorb broad end-to-end mating tolerances, handle up to 20A of continuous current, and
IRVINE, Calif. -- Fabless power semiconductor company Helix Semiconductors announced that Agility Power Systems (Agility) is using the MxCTM 200 IC for its innovative, 1 kilowatt, high-efficiency 48VDC to 12VDC power converter. Agility designs highly efficient switched capacitor power conversion devices targeted
A new design of rechargeable battery, created using salt, could lead the way for greener energy. Researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) have joined forces with a specialist group at the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences on designs for the novel
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. – ROHM announced the availability of a CMOS op-amp featuring the lowest noise in the industry optimized for industrial applications requiring high-accuracy sensing, such as accelerometers used in sonar systems, and optical sensors that handle ultra-small signals.
Bruce T Renouard, the CEO of Pre-Switch.
On this episode of the PSDcast, we’re chatting with Pre-Switch about hard and soft switching and some of the fundamental differences between the two.
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTM8005 boost DC/DC µModule (power module) regulator designed for driving LEDs. The LTM8005 includes a DC/DC controller, power switch, Schottky diode and current sense resistor in a 9mm x 11.25mm x 2.22mm BGA package. The LTM8005 operates from a 5V