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November 2020
A High-Performing Solution is an End-Product of Right Choices - USB-PD Solutions: Part 4 of 4

Figure 1: Simplified schematic of an asymmetric half-bridge flyback

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 ever-increasing battery capacity and need for shorter charging time ar
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11/20/2020

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
Efficiency that Scores - USB-PD Solutions: Part 2 of 4

Figure 1: The 65W USB-PD charger block diagram

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 solution introduced in this article is based on a digital zero-voltage
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11/20/2020
First Safety Certified Touchscreen Controllers for the Home
To reduce the risk of fires in the kitchen and also floods in the laundry room, European IEC 60730 and U.S. UL 60730 Class B specifications require safety mechanisms in home appliances, such as ovens, cooktops, washing machines and clothes dryers. Helping designers meet these functional safety requirements in to
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11/16/2020
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
Low-inductance SiC power module and programmable gate driver kit
The transformation to electrify transportation – from trains, trams, and trolleys to buses, automobiles and EV chargers – continues at a rapid pace, as countries shift toward improved modes of transit with greater efficiency and innovative technology. Microchip has announced its AgileSwitch digital programmab
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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
SiC MADK board for servo drives
As part of the MADK platform for motors of up to 7.5 kW, the evaluation board EVAL-M5-IMZ120R-SIC is a 3-phase inverter board aiming at servo drive applications. As a true first, Infineon offers details about schematics (PDF), parts (Excel), layout (Gerber), and design package (Altium) as download package on t
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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
Complete audio system leveraging A2B Audio Bus Technology
The system also includes audio FX processors, multi-channel audio systems, MIDI synthesisers, and other DSP-based audio systems. SAM includes the dual-SHARC+ core ADSP-SC589 audio processor SoC (with an integrated Arm Cortex-A5 core) and leverages Analog Devices’ A2B audio bus technology. In addition to the main
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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
Schaffner reintroduce single-phase EMC filter
Large and complex machine tools with multiple driving axes and very long motor cables can be subjected to major reliability problems caused by internal coupling of interferences from the drive system to the control wires. This can cause dropouts and interrupts of the control unit and consequently lead to unnece
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11/13/2020
Nexperia TrEOS automotive ESD protection
In common with all TrEOS components, the new parts combine extremely low capacitance ensuring high signal integrity, extremely low clamping and high robustness for modern automotive interfaces. Specific automotive applications include infotainment, multimedia and ADAS systems featuring USB 3.2, HDMI, LVDS, SerD
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11/13/2020
Flex Power Designer with design support for Xilinx FPGAs
The new 4.0 release also provides further system optimization and loop compensator features to improve overall power-stage design analysis, helping power designers to accelerate time to market. Primarily, the latest major upgrade to this software version provides a load-based design capability that enables a
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11/13/2020
Compact auto-ranging DC supply with energy-recovering DC load
The PSB series are microprocessor controlled bi-directional supplies that feature two devices in one: an auto-ranging DC power supply and an electronic DC load with energy recovery. The bi-directional package replaces individual programmable sources and loads, and the regenerative load returns up to 95% of test
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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
RS Components stocks HARTING SPE connectivity solutions
Compliant with the newly established IEC 63171-6 industry standard, the Tw1ster connector series fully addresses the needs within modern industrial settings for more compact, lightweight cabling. Through these cutting-edge interconnect components, both data and power can be simultaneously transported, thereby reduc
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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
Switching regulators are drop-in replacements for LMxx devices
TSR-WI devices offer high efficiencies of up to 94%, along with low standby current and excellent line/load regulation. The TSR-WI Series comprises two families of single-output switching regulator — known as TSR-0.6WI and TSR-1WI, with 0.6A and 1A maximum output current ratings, respectively — and output
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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
RS Components adds SiC MOSFETs from ON Semiconductor
The new N-channel SiC MOSFETs support accelerated switching speeds (with rise times of as little as 10ns). Exhibiting on-resistance figures going down to 20mΩ alongside industry-leading gate charge values, they are subject to minimal power losses. Exceptionally robust, these devices can cope with ultra-high c
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11/13/2020
Lite-on delivers SMPS with 80 PLUS Titanium certificate
The trend of digitalization has accelerated. Consequently, the number of server farms has risen and with it the power demand. Driven by the phenomenon of global warming, the importance of higher energy efficiency of operations is therefore increasing. Introduced in 2004, the measurement standards defined by th
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11/13/2020
Zero cross detection ICs for home appliances
The rising demand for smart home devices and IoT applications has added communication functionality (i.e. Wi-Fi) to home appliances. As it is necessary for such devices to always be ON to maintain communication, manufacturers are required to reduce standby power consumption even more to around 0.5W. This calls
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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
Common mode filter with ESD protection
It is suitable for the latest HDMI 2.1 standard up to 12G FRL, where eye-diagram tests were passed even with “worst cable model”. Stefan Seider, Nexperia’s product manager for high-speed protection and filtering) commented: “HDMI 2.1 enables displays with higher resolution and better colours. However
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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
100 V eGaN FET Family
The applications for these leading-edge devices include synchronous rectification, class-D audio, infotainment systems, DC-DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and lidar for autonomous cars, robotics, and drones. The EPC2218 (3.2 mΩ, 231 Apulsed) and the EPC2204 (6 mΩ, 125 Apulsed) have nearly 20% lo
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11/13/2020
Stackpole Adds 3.5W-Rated Current Sense Chip Resistor
Power supplies and power controls have a wide range of sensing requirements. For applications that require high sensing precision and high power where the element TCR is more important than low resistance values, the CSRT2512-UP offers a 3.5W rated chip resistor in a package that normally only allows for 1 or
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11/10/2020
PSDcast – A Solar System for PBS on top of a Mountain

COO of K12 Energy, Joel Harrison Carr

Every once in a while, we hear about a story that we just have to learn more about – so when we heard that K12 Energy installed a solar system for PBS on top of a California mountain, we had to investigate further!
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11/10/2020
170V eGaN FET Offers Best-in-Class Synchronous Rectification
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2059 (6.8 mΩ, 170 V) eGaN FET.  This device is the latest in a family of 100 V – 200 V solutions suitable for a wide-range of po
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11/09/2020
Intelligent Cameras Enhance Human Perception
A team of researchers at the Chair of Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has developed an intelligent camera that achieves not only high spatial and temporal but also spectral resolution. The camera has a wide range of applications that ca
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11/02/2020
The SIMO DC-DC Converter - The Audio Amplifier's Best Friend

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Figure 1. Small wireless audio devices have challenging size and battery life requirements and are expected to provide excellent audio performance.

Generally, traditional switch mode power supplies (SMPS) are considered to be very noisy compared to that of the low-dropout (LDO) regulators. The switching action associated with switching regulators generates noise and resulting harmonics, which can affect the overall system performance in audio applications. Th
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11/02/2020
Forty Years of Know-How

Figure 1: Technology development and product family positioning of Infineon’s 12-300 V power MOSFET offering

Our world has experienced dramatic change over the past 50 years. New economic, social and technological trends have emerged significantly impacting our way of life in different ways.  Regardless of the way and degree to which the world has been changing, one thing remains: technology plays a crucial role in
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11/01/2020