Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

May 2023
Combining Lowest RDS(on) + SMT for Space-Limited, High-Performance Apps

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Figure 1: The Qorvo SiC FET – a ‘cascode’ of a Si-MOSFET and SiC JFET

The performance of wide band-gap (WBG) semiconductor switches such as silicon carbide cascode FETs (‘SiC FET’ henceforth) (Figure 1) and SiC MOSFETs is closely tied to its package. At the pure technology level, nanosecond switching speed and low specific on-resistance result in very low losses, allowing mu
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05/30/2023

Resin-Molding MLCCs from Murata Attain the Creepage Distance Needed by High-Volt EV Powertrains

Resin-Molding MLCCs from Murata Attain the Creepage Distance Needed by High-Volt EV Powertrains

­Leading electronics manufacturer Murata has introduced multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) products that successfully draw on the company’s advanced resin molding capabilities. The resulting EVA series of MLCCs have properties that will be highly appealing to electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers. Among the pl
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05/25/2023
EA Elektro-Automatik Announces High-Power, High-Efficiency Triple Output Battery Testing Devices

EA Elektro-Automatik Announces High-Power, High-Efficiency Triple Output Battery Testing Devices

EA Elektro-Automatik introduces the EA-BT 20000 Triple Output Battery Tester, the only battery tester instrument with three channels and the highest voltage and current outputs. The Industry’s Highest Power Battery Testing Instrument The new instruments can test up to three battery cells, module
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05/25/2023
Flexing Crystalline Structures Provide Path to a Solid Energy Future

An illustration of the hybrid crystalline-liquid atomic structure in the superionic phase of Ag8SnSe6 — a material that shows great promise for allowing commercial solid-state batteries.

­A team of researchers at Duke University and their collaborators have uncovered the atomic mechanisms that make a class of compounds called argyrodites attractive candidates for both solid-state battery electrolytes and thermoelectric energy converters. The discoveries—and the machine learning approach
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05/25/2023
Catholyte Molecular Design for Non-Aqueous Mg-Organic Hybrid Redox Flow Batteries

­Chao Luo, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, George Mason University

­Chao Luo, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, is set to receive funding from the National Science Foundation for the project: "Collaborative Research: Catholyte Molecular Design For Non-Aqueous Mg-Organic Hybrid Redox Flow Batteries." Luo is proposing a new organic molecule
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05/22/2023
An Electric Vehicle Battery for all Seasons

Zhengcheng ​“John” Zhang, a senior chemist and group leader in Argonne’s Chemical Sciences and Engineering division

­Many owners of electric vehicles worry about how effective their battery will be in very cold weather. Now a new battery chemistry may have solved that problem. In current lithium-ion batteries, the main problem lies in the liquid electrolyte. This key battery component transfers charge-carrying particles
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05/22/2023
 SiC Fuse Brings Flexibility to Circuit Protection in EVs

Microchip's new E-Fuse range enables a higher level of protection for power circuits in EV applications

  The availability of SiC technology has already transformed the automotive industry by enabling the design of electric vehicles with faster charging and longer ranges. The material’s ability to switch high voltages very quickly brings better efficiency to power conversion, and with that, better therma
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05/19/2023
Compact Battery Management System with Advanced Software Features for Industrial Applications and Low Voltage Electric Vehicles

The new c-BMS24X Battery Management System (BMS) from Sensata Technologies' battery management brand, Lithium Balance, enables improvements in vehicle range, uptime and battery health and performance in industrial applications, low voltage electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

­Sensata Technologies announced the launch of the c-BMS24X, a new compact Battery Management System (BMS) that addresses the latest market needs for industrial applications, low voltage electric vehicles and energy storage systems. The c-BMS24X uses advanced software functionality that enab
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Date:
05/17/2023
The EV Battery Heating Systems Market is Expected to Cross High of $17.28 Bn from 2023-33

The EV Battery Heating Systems Market is Expected to Cross High of $17.28 Bn from 2023-33

­The global EV battery heating system market is projected to register at a moderate-paced CAGR of 18.7% over the forecast period. The EV battery heating system market is currently valued at US$ 3113.6 Mn in 2023. By 2033, demand for EV battery heating systems is expected to reach a high of US$ 17289 Mn
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05/12/2023
­1 watt DC/DC converters with 480 VAC isolation voltage

TRACO POWER’s new TRI 1 and TRI 1SM

  The core characteristic of the TRI 1(SM) series is a sophisticated reinforced isolation system which is able to withstand high test voltages (8000 VDC for 1s and 3000 VAC for 60s) and working voltages (480 VACrms). Efficiencies up to 84% allow safe operation from –40°C to +85°C without derating.
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05/10/2023
New Concept for Lithium-Air Batteries

A lithium-air battery cell in front of a test bench.

­Lithium-air batteries, also known as lithium-oxygen batteries, are candidates for the next generation of high-energy electricity storage devices. Their theoretical energy storage capacity is ten times that of conventional lithium-ion batteries of the same weight, but they are not yet chemically stable enough to
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05/09/2023
X-ray imaging Captures Fleeting Defects in Sodium-Ion Batteries

Andrej Singer, assistant professor and David Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Cornell Engineering

­Sodium-ion batteries have been touted as a sustainable alternative to lithium-ion batteries because they are powered by a more abundant natural resource. However, sodium-ion batteries have hit a significant snag: the cathodes degrade quickly with recharging. A Cornell University-led collaboration succeeded
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05/05/2023
Detection Technology Launches High-Resolution and High-Speed TDI-Cameras to Enhance In-Line Battery Inspection

Detection Technology Launches High-Resolution and High-Speed TDI-Cameras to Enhance In-Line Battery Inspection

­Detection Technology is broadening its LDA (linear detector array) offering that is based on TDI (time delay integration) technology to enhance in-line battery inspection. The company has launched X-Scan T02 cameras, which come with unique high-resolution, high-speed CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) se
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05/04/2023
GLF's IQSmart Battery-Protection IC Is Industry's Smallest: Targets BLE Wireless Earphones, Hearing Aids, Wearables and Smart IoT Devices

GLF's IQSmart Battery-Protection IC Is Industry's Smallest: Targets BLE Wireless Earphones, Hearing Aids, Wearables and Smart IoT Devices

­GLF Integrated Power introduces a new IQSmart battery-protection IC family, perfect for BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) wireless earphones, hearing aids, wearables and other small, thin battery-powered devices. Housed in a tiny (0.97 mm x 0.97 mm x 0.55 mm) chip-scale package, the GLF73610 product fa
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05/03/2023
New Technique Gives Old Batteries a Second Life

STABL module on a rack

  As we make the switch to renewable energy, batteries have a huge part to play in the speed of the transition, and also its success. At the moment, scientists across the globe are trying to find new battery chemistries that will store excess energy until it is needed by the grid. But there are also other
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Date:
05/02/2023
Recycling Lithium Can Help Stave Off Shortages

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­Our reliance on lithium is growing at an unprecedented rate. Although other battery chemistries are getting closer to commercialisation, there’s unlikely to be one available in the immediate future that could replace lithium-based batteries in large scale applications. That means that the demand for lithium wi
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Date:
05/01/2023
Equivalent Circuit Modelling for Li-ion Batteries

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Figure 1: Polarization evident for Li-Ion

­Lithium-ion batteries have been used during the last years in many applications as the most common energy storage devices (EV, stationary storage batteries etc). They gained wide popularity due to their high energy and power density, light weight, and wide working temperature range. However, they suffer from po
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Date:
05/01/2023

 



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