Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

April 2020
Vishay's P-Channel MOSFET Now Available from TTI
Vishay has introduced a new -30V P-channel TrenchFET Gen IV power MOSFET that offers industry-low on-resistance of 3.5mΩ at 10V. The SiSS05DN is packaged in the 3.3mm by 3.3mm thermally enhanced PowerPAK 1212-8S package. In addition, the SiSS05DN exhibits best in class on-resistance times gate charge of 172 m
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04/29/2020

Integrated Active Clamp Flyback Controller range expanded
Silanna Semiconductor focuses on the ultimate Power Management challenges with best in class power density and efficiency that delight customers with unprecedented BoM savings. First announced at APEC 2019, Silanna Semiconductor has delivered on the customer expectations and market penetration of Active Clamp F
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04/29/2020
Compact, low ESR Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors
Available from a rated voltage of 6.3VDC to 100VDC, the FN series offers wide capacitance values (10µF up to 1800µF), which are between 20% and 80% higher than the long-running FK series. With 2.000 hours lifetime at a rated temperature range from -55°C to +105°C and low ESR feature, the FN series is the so
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04/29/2020
ecosine max series of passive harmonic filters
The new ecosine max filter series FN3470/71, FN3480/81, FN3472/73 and FN3482/83 are based on Schaffner's award-winning ecosine platform and are available with versions for 400 VAC and 480 VAC, and 50 Hz and 60 Hz networks.  They are a key passive power quality product for the higher power ranges (250KW-5
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04/29/2020
Mouser adds Excelsys Low Voltage Power Supplies
Through the agreement, Mouser Electronics is now stocking Excelsys low-voltage power supplies. The Xsolo ultra-compact, single-output power supplies provide 500 W in a convection-cooled chassis or up to 1008 W in an enclosed, fan-cooled chassis. Offering an output current range of 10.5 A to 42 A a
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04/29/2020
Toshiba launches two new 80V N-channel power MOSFETs
Both devices are suited to a wide range of power applications where low-loss operation is important, including highly efficient AC-DC and DC-DC conversion in data centres and communication base stations as well as a broad range of motor drive equipment. Both the TPH2R408QM and TPN19008QM are 80V U-MOSX-H prod
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04/29/2020
Stretchable Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Micro-Honeycomb

Schematic diagram of stretchable battery manufacturing process

The microscale reentrant-honeycomb shaped, graphene-based electrode is characterized by an accordion-like structural stretchability. A stretchable gel electrolyte and stretchable separator are also developed for all-component stretchable full cells, applying for future stretchable devices. A Korean research
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04/29/2020
Lower TCR - Higher Precision Resistors
The series also features a lower temperature coefficient of resistance than the entire existing product line up.   Industrial relevance   The metal glaze thick film resistive element and three layers of electrodes are an essential characteristic for this group of resistors - and guarantee a state-o
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04/28/2020
Its accuracy in the measuring range -40 to 125°C is ±0.5°C, while in the range -10 to 60°C it goes down to ±0.25°C. Applications extend from PCB temperature monitoring and system monitoring for power supplies, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and cold chain monitoring, to sensor technology in indus
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04/28/2020
Automotive-compliant CMOS Clock Buffers
The buffers are designed for low power operation in ambient temperatures of up to 105°C, as found in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), infotainment applications, and automotive gateways. Increasing sophistication of automotive electronics has led to more complex system clock trees. The increased number of cl
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04/28/2020
Rugged flat flex cable to PCB connection system
CrimpFlex complies with the most rigorous electrical and mechanical requirements. CrimpFlex contacts ensure excellent mechanical retention and electrical contact by piercing the flat-flex cable conductor in 6 points; this is the basis for the Nicomatic patent, and the contacts can pierce cable materials including polyester,
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04/28/2020
Ultrasmall gate-driver IC with TDI for high power density
The new device (1EDN7550U) is housed in an ultrasmall (1.5 mm x 1.1 mm x 0.39 mm) 6-pin leadless TSNP package. Infineon's gate-driver ICs with TDIs are key to high-power-density and high-efficiency designs at a lower system cost compared to alternative solutions. The TSNP package (1EDN7550U) occupies a PCB-area fi
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04/28/2020
PCB-mount current transducer has high stability and accuracy
With a footprint of 64.9 x 60mm, a height of 32mm and light weight of 250g, this compact device is suitable for 1U power supplies and other space-constrained applications. Benefitting from Danisense's closed-loop, compensated Fluxgate technology which provides a fixed excitation frequency and second harmonic zero fl
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04/28/2020
SIMO Power Management IC Cuts Solution Size by Half
This next-generation SIMO PMIC delivers 3 outputs with just one inductor at 91 percent efficiency, which is 16 percent greater than traditional 4-chip systems. With significantly reduced solution size, system designers can pack more functionality in their applications such as wearables, hearables and other compa
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04/28/2020
Available in single or dual output options, the PUC-2B series delivers an output power of up to 2W, with no minimum load required. The new family of isolated, unregulated DC/DC converter modules incorporates features such as output short-circuit protection and reinforced insulation. Housed in a compact SIP7 pack
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04/28/2020
PCIM Europe 2020 to take place digitally
The event had already been postponed from May to 28 – 30 July 2020, and will now take place again next year. The virtual format will offer a digital alternative for knowledge transfer in early July 2020.   According to the Federal government's guidelines dated 15 April 2020, all major events are prohibited in G
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04/22/2020
Ceramic Flexible Electrolyte for Lithium Metal Batteries
Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new method to make ceramic-based flexible electrolyte sheets for lithium metal batteries. They combined a garnet-type ceramic, a polymer binder, and an ionic liquid, producing a quasi-solid-state sheet electrolyte. The synthesis is carried out at ro
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04/13/2020
Chip Resistor Available in Wide Power Ratings, Chip Sizes
Industrial and commercial power electronics demand robust power supply performance. When high stability and low thermal resistance are important, standard chip resistors may not be the best solution. Chip resistors with reverse geometry provide terminations on the long sides of the chip, as opposed to the short
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04/08/2020
Next-Gen SIMO Power Management IC Cuts Solution Size by Half
Designers of compact consumer devices can now slash solution size by half and extend battery life by 20 percent with the MAX77654 single inductor, multiple output (SIMO) power management IC (PMIC) from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. This next-generation SIMO PMIC delivers 3 outputs with just one inductor at 91
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04/07/2020
42 V, 2 A/3 A Peak Synchronous Step-Down Regulators with 2.5 µA Quiescent Current and Ultralow EMI Emission

Figure 1. Ultralow EMI emission LT8609S 12 V to 5 V synchronous step-down converter

The LT8609, LT8609A, LT8609B, and LT8609S are synchronous monolithic step-down regulators that feature a wide 3 V to 42 V input range. This device family is optimized for applications requiring low EMI, high efficiency, and a small solution size—suitable for demanding automotive, industrial, computing, an
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04/05/2020
GaN Power Stage Allows High-Density Power Conversion Designs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the LMG341xR050 gallium nitride (GaN) power stage from Texas Instruments (TI). With an integrated gate driver and robust protection features, the 600-V, 50-milliohm device allows designers to achieve new levels of efficiency in their power conversion systems, including in
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Date:
04/02/2020