Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

March 2021
Mild HEV Transition Offers a Door into the Automotive Market
More and more governments are trying to fight global warming by signing up to restrict CO2 emissions, often with strict targets that they have committed to implement by the end of this decade. One of the areas they see as offering a quick win is the reduction of emissions from the automotive sector by encouragin
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03/25/2021

PSDcast – Is Coal Headed Towards Early Obsolescence?

CEO of Almonty, Lewis Black

These days, clean energy is the topic du jour, and on a recent interview with ABC’s “The View,” newly appointed DoE chief Jennifer Granholm discussed what the administration’s energy policies could mean for future job growth. Specifically, Granholm said that coal miners whose jobs were phased out – in
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03/24/2021
Falcon Electric Announces UPS Battery Backup Solution
Falcon Electric, Inc., introduces its lightweight SL LiFePO4 UPS family with lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4)batteries that feature three to four times longer runtimes over lead-acid-based UPSs. Falcon’s 1 to 3kVA SL UPS features lithium iron phosphate batteries that provide maximum reliability and servi
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03/16/2021
Medical 15W and 20W DC-DC converters with 5,000Vac isolation
Certified to the IEC 60601-1 and IEC 62368-1 standards for Medical and Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment, the series has 5,000Vac reinforced isolation between input and output. With a wide input range, these compact board mount converters are suitable for a broad spectrum of medical, bat
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03/14/2021
RS stocks TDK CeraCharge rechargeable solid-state battery
Small, easy to assemble, and intrinsically safe, CeraCharge combines the capacity of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with the safety and affordability of ceramic multilayer technology. It is a great fit for a variety of IoT devices, from smart meters through to programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Bluetooth beacons (BLE
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03/14/2021
MinE-CAP IC reduces volume of AC-DC converters by up to 40%
By halving the size of the high-voltage bulk electrolytic capacitors required in offline power supplies, this new type of IC enables a reduction in adapter size of up to 40%. The MinE-CAP device also dramatically reduces in-rush current making NTC thermistors unnecessary, increasing system efficiency and reducing heat d
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03/14/2021
AEC-Q101 Qualified 700 and 1200V SiC Schottky Barrier Diode
The devices provide Electric Vehicle (EV) system designers with solutions that meet stringent automotive quality standards across a wide range of voltage, current and package options. For EV power designers who need to increase system efficiency while maintaining high quality, Microchip’s AEC-Q101-qualifi
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03/14/2021
RS Components adds PowerLok series from Amphenol
The addition of the PowerLok 300 Series completes the portfolio – making RS a single source for all PowerLok connector needs. The compact, metal-shell PowerLok Series provides interconnect solutions and signal connections for EV and hybrid transportation applications. Accommodating up to four signal circuits a
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03/14/2021
UL 217 tested and verified smoke detector reference design
New designs can be rapidly prototyped and brought to market faster at a reduced cost. The new CN0537 reduces design risk and has been tested and verified to pass the UL 217 Standard for Smoke Alarms, 8th edition. The reference design uses Analog Devices’ ADPD188BI high performance optical sensor core combined wit
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03/14/2021
eBook showcases high-performance power conversion components
In Achieving Enhanced Performance and Reliability, Bourns and Mouser offer a series of technical articles designed to help readers choose the right components for specific power applications, including multiple related to high-voltage energy storage. The growing importance and prevalence of technologies such as electric veh
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03/14/2021
IQD launches oscillator IQXO-951 25TS
The IQXO-951 25TS series delivers a frequency stability performance down to ±5 ppm over the full industrial temperature range of - 40 to 85 degrees C. Housed in a 2.5 x 2.0 mm package the new clock oscillator is suitable for most applications that are designed for battery-powered products. Common markets for
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03/14/2021
World's Smallest Modem Module Reduces Current Consumption
Murata announced the expansion of its Type 1SJ product line with the addition of a new LoRaWAN modem solution. The AT-command controlled modem module version measures only 10.0 mm x 8.0 mm x 1.6 mm, making it the smallest available in the world today. Operating from a single supply rail up to 3.9V DC, the de
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03/09/2021
Rugged 20 Watt DC/DC converter in a 1”x1” metal package
The THN 20WIR series is a family of ruggedized 20 Watt DC/DC converters for highest reliability in harsh environments, expanding our existing railway range in the 1” x 1” package up to 20 Watt. The THN 20WIR has a wide 4:1 input range and increased resistance against electromagnetic interference, shock/vibrat
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03/03/2021
High power quarter brick isolated DC/DC converter
Aimed at deployment in next generation data centers striving to meet increasingly stringent efficiency benchmarks, these advanced converters include versions that leverage the company’s proprietary hybrid regulated ratio (HRR) technology. Through this, they are able to deliver extended power capabilities toge
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03/03/2021
eGaN FETs enable multiple 250 W, 48 V DC-DC solutions
The EPC9153 is a 250 W, extremely thin, power module using a simple, low-cost synchronous buck configuration delivering a 98.2% peak efficiency with a maximum component height of 6.5 mm. The EPC9148 utilizes a multilevel topology enabling a maximum component height less than 4 mm, while maintaining a 98% peak eff
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03/03/2021
2nd-gen digital multiphase controllers and smart power stages
The new products support 10A up to 1000A+ digital computing loads for advanced CPUs, FPGAs, GPUs and artificial intelligence (AI) ASICs addressing IoT infrastructure systems. The ISL6822x, ISL6823x, RAA2282xx digital multiphase controllers and ISL993xx, RAA2213xx smart power stages expand Renesas’ industry-le
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03/03/2021
Toshiba launches 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET
These applications include 400V AC input AC-DC power supplies, Photovoltaic (PV) inverters and bi-directional DC-DC converters for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). The new TW070J120B power MOSFET is based upon SiC, a new wide bandgap material that allows devices to deliver high voltage resistance, high-sp
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03/03/2021
Harwin opens £3.8m smart manufacturing facility
Providing an additional 1,200m² of factory floor, the new facility is enabling the company to quickly and significantly scale up production of its award-winning high reliability (Hi-Rel) connectors to meet market requirements. The total investment into the new facility is £3.8m; £1m of this brings in st
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03/03/2021
80V bidirectional buck-boost and dual-phase buck DC/DC controllers
The ISL81801 buck-boost controller acts like a “UPS on a chip” by enabling bidirectional current flow (forward or reverse) using constant-voltage and constant-current regulation. This allows a battery or supercapacitor to be charged and discharged using a single controller and power path. The ISL81801’s comb
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03/03/2021
Ultra-Thin, Low Profile, 3 Watt Dc-Dc Converters Ideal for Portable Electronics
CUI Inc today announced the addition of four ultra-thin converter series to its isolated dc-dc converter line. New Series: • PYBJ3-OD: Open frame series in 6 pin DIP package • PYBJ3-D: Encapsulated series in 6 pin DIP package • PYBJ3-OM: Open frame series in surface mount package • PYBJ3
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03/03/2021
New application specific FET category for optimized performance
Application Specific FETs (ASFETs) feature MOSFETs with optimized parameters for specific applications. By focusing on individual applications, significant improvements can be offered. Nexperia is offering ASFET families for battery isolation, motor control, hot-swap and Power over Ethernet (PoE) applicati
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03/03/2021
High-voltage analog multiplexers for signal distribution
The high voltage capability of the devices will support industrial IoT (IIoT) applications using multiple sensors, including factory automation and process control, battery monitoring systems, and test and measurement equipment.   The PS508 and PS509 provide single-ended or differential configurati
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03/02/2021
Würth Elektronik extends WE-MAPI power inductor range
They are characterized by a high saturation current, high permeability, and low resistance. The most important area of applications for the WE-MAPI range are high-performance DC/DC converters with a high efficiency for switching frequencies of up to 20 MHz. New additions to this range are the 5020 and 5030 sizes and the
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03/02/2021
Mouser adds Analog Devices’ AD567xR DACs
The AD567xR devices are low-power, 12-bit and 16-bit buffered voltage output DACs, operating from a single 2.7 V to 5.5 V supply voltage range. Featuring wide operating ranges and high relative accuracy, the 16-channel DACs are ideal for a range of applications, including industrial automation, optical transce
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03/02/2021
Mouser adds ultra-compact TDK FS1406 µPOL DC-DC power modules
Offering 15 W of output power in a minuscule 3.3 mm × 3.3 mm × 1.5 mm package, the highly compact point-of-load modules support a range of high-performance applications, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, 5G cells, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The TDK FS1406 µPOL DC-
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03/02/2021
Microchip unveils low-power DAC with nonvolatile memory
The family is the first of their kind to include nonvolatile memory and an integrated Voltage Reference (Vref) source so they can be pre-configured for safe and efficient power-up without relying on the system processor. “Handhelds and other portable systems are expected to deliver more capabilities in smaller
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03/02/2021
Security MCUs with Trusted Firmware-M, Arm Mbed OS and Pelion IoT
This industry’s first solution combines the well-known PSoC ® 64 Secure Microcontrollers with Trusted Firmware-M embedded security, the Arm ® Mbed™ IoT OS, and the Arm Pelion™ IoT platform to securely design, manage, and update IoT products without the need for custom security firmware. The Pelion-Ready a
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03/02/2021
5V to 28V, 12.5A rated output, buck-boost DC-DC converters
The output voltage of these step-up and step-down converters can be adjusted from 5 to 28V and they accept a wide range input voltage of 9 to 53V. The converters seamlessly transition from buck to boost mode operation without disruption in performance. The i7C 12.5A series can be used to derive additional high power outputs f
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03/02/2021
Cost effective 5 to 25W board mount Class II power supplies
Certified to the IEC 62368-1 standard for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment, the products have a Class II input requiring no earth ground. The KPSB can operate in ambient temperatures of up to -40 to +80°C. These cost effective, compact PCB mount supplies are ideal for factory automati
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03/02/2021
The new device is intended for powering sensors, microcontrollers (MCUs), wireless devices, and other system components. Operating with battery output from 1.8V to 5.5V, the ISL9122A extends the battery life of smart IoT devices powered by coin-cell, lithium and multiple series alkaline batteries. Target appli
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03/02/2021
New 2 MOPP compliant IEC inlet EMC filters
The new FN9274 filters have been designed according to Class II medical equipment standard IEC / EN 60601-1. The filters offer product designers Two MOPP (Means of Patient Protection) safety protection "out of the box", eliminating the requirement for any further EMC or isolation components. The FN9274 f
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03/02/2021
New range of low-cost DIN rail mount AC-DC power supplies
The supplies are intended for industrial electronics & controls and building management applications. The three new series (DRC30, DRC60 and DRC100) provide power levels of 30W, 60W and 100W in an easy to integrate, lightweight package. Not only do the competitively priced units offer a cost saving when compar
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03/02/2021
Mouser signs global deal with SemiQ for SiC power products
SemiQ grows its own SiC epitaxial and is building the most reliable, redundant supply chain with multiple substrate suppliers, multiple epitaxial suppliers, two wafer fabrication facilities, and multiple packaging and testing facilities. Mouser now stocks a variety of SemiQ’s SiC Schottky diode and MOSFET pro
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03/02/2021
MAX25430 100W USB PD buck-boost controller
As the industry’s most integrated solution, the MAX25430 can reduce design size up to 40 percent compared to competitive solutions and offer the industry’s lowest cost for increasing the number of USB PD ports in vehicles. Automotive multimedia hubs, including rear-seat entertainment modules and head-un
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Date:
03/02/2021