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March 2022
Module Lifetime Estimation Tool
Estimating the useable lifetime of electronic components has always been an important task for design engineers, especially for critical applications where the design might see service for several decades. Although manufacturers do specify a lifetime on datasheets, that is under ideal conditions at normal operati
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03/30/2022
New variants for popular BMR491 quarter-brick DC/DC range
Power ratings now available are 1400 W continuous / 2400 W peak (BMR4912307/856), and 1540 W continuous / 2450 W peak (BMR4913208/857).   The new variants all feature the Flex Power Modules’ ‘Hybrid Regulated Ratio (HRR)’ technique where output voltages vary in a ratio to the input voltage but not
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03/28/2022
Electrothermal models cover MOSFET operating temperature range
Semiconductor manufacturers commonly provide simulation models for their MOSFETs, but these usually only include a limited number of device parameters which have been modelled at typical operating temperatures. Nexperia’s new advanced models capture the thermal interdependency of the complete set of device pa
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03/28/2022
 50W GaN converter enables high-efficiency power designs
With its single-switch topology and high integration, including current-sensing and protection circuitry also built-in, the VIPerGaN50 comes in a compact and low-cost 5mm x 6mm package. The speed of the integrated GaN transistor allows a high switching frequency with a small and lightweight flyback transformer
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03/28/2022
 60V, 70dB PSRR LDOs Deliver Industry-Leading Quiescent Current
The DIODES AP7387 devices are used in applications such as cordless vacuum cleaners, smoke detectors, power tools, and various other household appliances.   The devices have an input voltage range spanning from 5V to 60V, which gives them the flexibility to be connected to 5V, 9V, 12V, 24V, and 48V rai
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03/28/2022
ROHM starts production of 150V GaN HEMTs
The components will ideally be applied in power supply circuits for industrial equipment such as base stations and data centers along with IoT communication devices.   In recent years – due to the rising demand for server systems in response to the growing number of IoT devices – improving powe
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03/28/2022
High-Efficiency Quasi-Resonant PFC IC with 750 V GaN Switch
Power Integrations announced the HiperPFS™-5 family of power-factor-correction (PFC) ICs with an integrated 750 V PowiGaN gallium-nitride switch. With efficiency of up to 98.3 percent, the new ICs deliver up to 240 W without a heat sink and can achieve a power factor of better than 0.98. HiperPFS-5 ICs are i
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Date:
03/28/2022
10W and 15W units added to low profile open frame power supplies
Benefiting from the latest power switching technologies, the LHA10F and LHA15F are 15% smaller and offer a leakage current 50% lower than conventional products on the market. Designed for use in a wide range of applications, the LHA10F and LHA15F are able to operate in a wide temperature range from -10 to +70 degr
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Date:
03/28/2022
Navitas Announces World’s First 20-Year Warranty for GaN ICs
Navitas Semiconductor has announced a breakthrough 20-year limited warranty for its GaNFast technology – 10x longer than typical silicon, SiC or discrete GaN power semiconductors – and a critical accelerator for GaN’s adoption in data center, solar and EV markets.   GaN is a next-generation semiconductor te
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Date:
03/28/2022
650 V MOSFETs in D²PAK for low losses and high reliability
The devices build on Infineon’s state-of-the-art SiC trench technology and come in a compact D 2PAK SMD 7-pin package with .XT interconnection technology. They target high power applications including servers, telecom, industrial SMPS, fast EV charging, motor drives, solar energy systems, energy storage, and batter
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Date:
03/28/2022
Infineon releases new EiceDRIVER 2EDN product family
Aiming at space-limited designs, the next-generation devices complement the existing 2EDN driver ICs by providing higher system-level efficiencies, excellent power density, and consistent system robustness with fewer external components. Building upon this expansion, the 2EDN family is now able to drive the power s
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Date:
03/28/2022
Infineon is launching EDT2 IGBTs in a TO247PLUS package
The devices are optimized for automotive discrete traction inverters and expand Infineon's portfolio of discrete high-voltage devices for automotive applications. Due to their high quality, the IGBTs meet and exceed the industry standard AECQ101 for automotive components. As a result, the devices can significantly increa
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Date:
03/28/2022
Transphorm's SuperGaN FETs Power Crypto Mining Power Supply
Transphorm, Inc. along with Boco Electronics released that the electronics company’s 3.6 kW power supply uses SuperGaN FETs. The robust 12-volt AC-to-DC power supply achieves a peak efficiency of greater than 96%  and is designed to be used in rugged environments caused by ultra-demanding ap
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Date:
03/22/2022
High-Power Totem Pole PFC Controller Meets Challenging Efficiency Standard
onsemi introduced its latest mixed-signal controller dedicated to bridgeless totem pole PFC (TP PFC) topology. The NCP1681 targets ultra-high density offline power supplies. Building upon the success of the NCP1680, which is suited for designs up to 350 W, the new controller extends th
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Date:
03/21/2022
World's Lowest Quiescent Power Notebook Multiphase VR Controller
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced the release of the AOZ71026QI, a 2 rail, 6 phase controller for notebook Vcore power delivery. The new device features the world’s lowest quiescent power for a multiphase controller designed to meet Intel IMVP 8, 9, 9.1, and 9.2 specifications. Co
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Date:
03/16/2022
Active Front End Rectifier

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1: Introduction Battery chargers for electric vehicles require galvanic isolation between the grid connection and the batteries. Therefore, an EV charger almost always has two stages: a high power-quality rectifier that converts AC to DC, followed by a DC-DC converter utilizing a high-frequency transformer
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Date:
03/15/2022
Navitas GaN ICs Drive Samsung Galaxy S22 Fast Charging
Navitas Semiconductor has announced that its GaNFast technology has been selected for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S22 Ultra and S22+ smartphones. The small, powerful 45W Super Fast charger has the highest power density of any Samsung charger, enabled by GaNFast power ICs. The S22 Ultra, with 6.8” screen a
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Date:
03/14/2022
PSDcast -- System Solutions for Robots and Cordless Power Tool Applications

Nenad Belancic – Global Application Manager Robots & Drones, Infineon Technologies

We’ve been running an article series from Infineon on “System solutions for battery-powered applications,” and we thought it was worth delving a little deeper – specifically, part 1, or “System solutions for robots and cordless power tool applications: A move towards the future,” by Infineon’s Ne
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Date:
03/03/2022
Device Packaging is the Key to Effective Thermal Management

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Figure 1: OBC design presents a number of challenges to power designers

Within the automotive industry, development and innovation continue at a rapid pace in almost all aspects of vehicle design, from the chassis to the powertrain, infotainment, connectivity, and automation. However, with the time taken to recharge electric vehicles (EVs) – especially in-journey – being cited
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Date:
03/01/2022