Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

November 2020
Higher Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries for Renewable Energy

In the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, researchers investigate the origins of degradation in high energy density LIB cathode materials and develop strategies for mitigating those degradation mechanisms and improving LIB performance. Figure 1: Scanning electron microscopy images of as-synthesized NCA at different magnifications. Figure 2: Transmission electron microscopy images showing the surface of the Gr-R-nNCA particles

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) that function as high-performance power sources for renewable applications, such as electric vehicles and consumer electronics, require electrodes that deliver high energy density without compromising cell lifetimes. In the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, by AIP Publi
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11/25/2020

Sager Electronics Offers NMB’s PWM Cooling Fans
Sager Electronics is now stocking NMB’s High Performance PWM Cooling Fans. NMB’s new series of high performance, 4 wire, PWM driven fans with tachometer signal offer high torque, efficient motor technology, and aerodynamic impeller design. Benefits of the PWM series include increased fan life expectancy, ene
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11/23/2020
Put Speed into Your Product Development - USB-PD Solutions: Part 3 of 4

Figure 1: Two-chip power adapter solution using PAG1S and PAG1P

Avoid complexity, incompatibility and shorten time-to-market! Infineon with its broad portfolio of high-performing and high-quality USB-PD solutions help engineers break through the barriers in fast charging designs at a competitive cost The need to charge the devices in the shortest amount of time is driving th
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11/20/2020
Solved Problems Look Easy  - USB-PD Solutions: Part 1 of 4

Figure 1: Infineon’s product wide array of products for USB-PD designs

Avoid complexity, incompatibility and shorten time-to-market! Infineon with its broad portfolio of high-performing and high-quality USB-PD solutions help engineers break through the barriers in fast charging designs at a competitive cost Nowadays, people have many rechargeable battery-powered mobile devices –
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11/20/2020
Enhancing Battery Performance with Quantum Sensors
A new project aimed at harnessing quantum technology to enhance vehicle battery performance has been awarded Partnership Resource Funding by the University of Birmingham-led UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing. The project, led by University of Sussex researchers, addresses a crucial need to increa
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11/20/2020
 New 60A-Rated 8.5mm-Pitch Power Connector from Harwin
Harwin has significantly raised the power levels that its product portfolio can support with the introduction of the Kona series. These 8.5mm pitch connectors’ contacts are capable of delivering 60A of current. This means that applications such as battery charging can be addressed without having to split the cu
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11/19/2020
Cost-Effective Non-Isolated PoL Switching Regulators
XP Power announces the introduction of the SVR surface mount and VR through-hole, non-isolated DC-DC switching regulators. With efficiencies of up to 96% and operating temperatures of -40°C to +85°C, the Point of Load (PoL) devices are ideal as replacements for low efficiency linear regulators. They operate fr
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11/19/2020
North Carolina is Well-Positioned for Battery Storage Growth
A new report released by Audubon North Carolina shows just how well-positioned the state is to grow its battery storage industry. Called “Battery Storage: North Carolina’s Footprint in the Global Value Chain,” the report analyzes data from across North Carolina, identifying companies with 1,200 locations in the state that have the potential to do business in the battery storage space. These companies represent 160,000 workers and $45 billion in sales, and can be found across the state, from Morganton to Jacksonville. “Battery storage is a critical step toward a cleaner energy future for North Carolina, but it also makes good business sense,” said Andrew Hutson, Audubon North Carolina execut
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11/17/2020
Würth Elektronik’s online platform REDEXPERT expanded
Würth Elektronik has heeded its customers’ suggestions from the practical area and has installed a feature that enables the direct comparison of aluminum-electrolyte and aluminum-polymer capacitors. The calculation of the ripple current has also been improved. The RedExpert online platform has now been modified
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11/13/2020
Digital XDP controller for cost-effective flyback LED drivers
It provides high power factor and constant voltage output. The device operates in quasi-resonant mode (QRM) to maximize the efficiency and minimize the electromagnetic interference (EMI) over a wide load range. It accommodates active burst mode (ABM) at light load to prevent audible noise while achieving a no-lo
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11/13/2020
Würth Elektronik presents WE-TGF thermoconductive gap filler
The outstanding feature of the self-adhesive gap-filler material: The non-conductive barrier with a high dielectric strength has a high thermoconductivity index of 1 W/(m*K). The material easily adapts to the differing thicknesses of components on the PCB and fills the gaps between hot electronic components and me
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11/13/2020
The MAX31889 digital temperature sensor features an unmatched combination of accuracy and power consumption, replacing expensive resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) in precise temperature-sensitive applications. The MAX31825 digital temperature sensor enables up to 64 devices per bus, all parasitically powe
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11/13/2020
E-PEAS & TCT demonstrate inductive energy harvesting
By bringing together TCT’s engineering expertise in ferromagnetic cores with e-peas’ popular AEMS series of ultra-low power PMICs, the two companies have been able to develop an innovative energy harvesting platform that is based on induction. This will have huge potential within building automation and sm
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11/13/2020
15W wireless power P9415-R receiver with WattShare TRx mode
The new 15W wireless power receiver enables smartphones, power banks, and portable industrial and medical equipment, to wirelessly charge other mobile devices and accessories that also have wireless charging capabilities. The P9415-R features up to 5W of transmit power capability in transmitter/receiver (TRx) mo
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11/13/2020
The ultimate generation of safe, smart and stable Li-ion cell
The devices can be considered as the result of the last years’ efforts to further evolutionize reliability, longevity and performance alongside the requirements of contemporary applications. “Frankly spoken”, Norbert Depresles, Section Head of Business Development EMEA from Panasonic Industry Europe says, “
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11/13/2020
WE-MK high-frequency, multilayer ceramic inductors
WE-MK is available in three different sizes—0201, 0402 and 0603—as well as various inductance values from 1 nH up to 470 nH. The WE-MK inductors have very stable inductance over the entire operating temperature range from -55 to +125°C with inductance tolerances of ±5% or ±0.3 nH (depending on inductance val
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11/13/2020
TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 technology now available in TO-247 housing
The device comes in a TO-247 with 650 V break down voltage. The new TRENCHSTOP family portfolio consists of current ratings of 20 A, 30 A, 40 A, 50 A, and 75 A. It can easily be used for replacing previous technologies and for paralleling. This version of IGBT7 is especially suited to applications such as indust
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11/13/2020
Sapphire crystal with payment chip from Infineon
"A fast and robust connection from the watch to the reader at the checkout is crucial for customer acceptance," says Alex Kalbermatten, CEO of Winwatch. "Infineon surpasses all other solutions currently available on the market in terms of wireless quality. For example, by integrating the contact
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11/13/2020
Quarter brick digital DC/DC converter delivers up to 500 W
The new converter family provides indispensable monitoring functionality and control of the feedback loop to help stabilization. The high-density BMR683 converter is introduced in the industry-standard quarter-brick format, saving valuable board space. The device has an output power up to 500 W at 28 Vout, and an in
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11/13/2020
Low profile, 3-phase 5kW AC-DC power supply
In common with the existing products in the range, the new HPT5K0-L units feature a three-phase, three-wire & earth, 180 to 528VAC input and they carry ITE/industrial and medical agency approvals. The new ‘-L’ designated units are supplied in a chassis mount package with a height of just 63mm (2.5”)
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11/13/2020
COSEL adds 300W power solution with triple isolated outputs
The RBC300F is an open-frame, configurable AC/DC power supply with triple outputs tailored for robotic controllers and factory automation. Based on a unique concept, the Cosel RBC300F series offers three configurable isolated outputs, with one having a reinforced isolation to power Intelligent Gate Bipolar Trans
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11/13/2020