Ideal Power announced their most recent partnership with leading manufacturer of AC-DC and DC-DC power conversion, P-Duke Power. The company is renowned for providing highly certified power products, services and solutions to such markets as Medical, Rail, Industrial, Communications and Semi-Conductor equipment on
Combining ultra-precise control with long operating life, stepper motors have become a critical building block in motion-based applications ranging from white goods to factory automation and robotics to printers and point-of-sale equipment. For the designer, the challenge is to ensure the best combination of pe
Piezoelectric elements have traditionally been used primarily in applications in the audio industry, operating in the human audio range (nominally 100 Hz to 18 kHz). However, subsequent improvements in device characteristics have extended their usefulness into markets which demand much-higher performance. For ex
Mark Adams, CUI, and Mark Patrick, Mouser Electronics
DC-DC converter modules have been around a long time and can be found in most power conversion stages of virtually every application today. As their use evolved to changing application requirements so did the design approach used to construct them.
One of these trends meant that in order to preserve conversio
The ability to make consistent measurements of RF or microwave power levels is vital to developing effective radio systems and networks. This article explores how different approaches affect the resultant measurements.
The test case compares various approaches to making average power measurements of contin
Lots of things are currently changing: Digital transformation is in full swing, changing our daily lives and demanding new business models. Many countries are facing economic and social challenges. Let’s look at how this effects distribution and what companies like Rutronik are doing to continue to move forward in
Dominik Pawlik, Rogers Power Electronics Solutions
Interest in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) is growing steadily as battery technologies improve and the driving range of such vehicles increases. Perhaps as important, EVs/HEVs offer a “green” alternative to traditional vehicles powered by internal-combustion gasoline engines.
EVs and HEVs r
We are all aware about self-driving cars, and all exciting projects the automotive industry is engaged in, but very few have heard about unmanned ship and projects to operate large fleets of vessels navigating from dock to dock without operational crews (see Figure 1). In early stages, projects such as Maritime Un
Torex Semiconductor has released the XBP14E5UFN series of transient voltage suppressors, intended to be mounted in close proximity to an external interface to protect downstream ICs from electrostatic discharge.
Supporting high-speed signal lines with a low pin capacitance, the XBP14E5UFN is ideal for prote
The RC Series of carbon composition axial-leaded resistors is an outstanding choice for high speed or high energy pulse handling requirements. The large mass of the carbon resistive element efficiently dissipates high energy surge events while the almost negligible inductance allows for higher switching speeds th
The PCIM Europe Conference 2017 takes place from 16 – 18 May 2017, and covers with its conference program a wide range of topics including recent developments in power semiconductors, passive components, thermal management products, energy storage, sensors and new materials. The comprehensive offer ranges fr
The new 2W RTC2 series modules from RECOM come in a six-pin SMD open-frame package with a footprint of less than 1/3 of a square inch. The 2:1 inputs voltage ranges of 4.5 to 9VDC or 18 to 36VDC can handle up to 15VDC and 50VDC respectively for up to 100ms. The converters are insulated up to 3kVDC/1s, and reach effi
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy technology, announced the DA9210-A power management IC (PMIC). The DA9210-A is a multiphase, automotive grade, 12A DC-DC buck converter that supplies the high current cor
Available now from MicroPower Direct, the IG275E series is a family of miniature DC/DC converter. They are designed specifically to provide the asynchronous output voltage levels required to properly bias the gate drive of IGBT semiconductors.
Three models operate from 12, 15 or 24 VDC input bus voltages, providing
In this PSDcast Eaton's Nick Klus talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on their Switching Device Flex Center, an engineering solution development service. Eaton's Switching Device Flex Center designs and modifies safety switches, enclosed circuit breakers, and rotary disconnects for needs that are not met
Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the launch of a new, deeply integrated Intelligent Power Module for 1200 V applications. The flowIPM 1C CIB 1200 V achieves the deepest level of integration of any power module available on the market today to drive down systems' cos
Allegro MicroSystems Europe's A3916 low voltage bipolar stepper or dual DC motor driver IC is designed for pulse-width-modulated (PWM) control of low-voltage stepper motors or dual DC motors using just four external components, and is capable of output currents up to 1 A per channel and operating voltages from 2.7
In this PSDcast, Dr. Giulio Corradi, Senior System Architect ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) at Xilinx, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about transporation systems. Always an energy-driven industry, transportation is being transformed by the latest advances in EV systems, motors, IGBTs, ma
Analysts at IDTechEx have issued a new report, Electric Boats and Ships 2017-2027, looking at this fragmented but often highly profitable and growing sector. There are already over 100 manufacturers of electric boats and ships. The report finds that the market for hybrid and pure electric boats and ships will ri
Mouser Electronics, a leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking MAX17242/MAX17243 step-down DC-DC converters from Maxim Integrated. These high-efficiency, synchronous converters with integrated MOSFETs help minimize ext
MINMAX announced the new MIW10 series of 10W Isolated / Regulated DC-DC Converters in the small 24 pin DIP package measuring only 1.25 x 0.80 x 0.40” where space is critical.
The MIW10 family of dc-dc converters consists of 21 models offering 9-18 / 18-36 / 36-75 VDC Input Ranges with single and dual output
Wolfspeed, a Cree Company and a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has introduced a 900V, 10mΩ MOSFET rated for 196 A of continuous drain current at a case temperature of 25°C. This device enables the reduction of EV drive-train inverter losses by 78 percent based on EPA combined city/highway mil
The industry’s first bi-directional 1500W surface-mount PAR transient voltage suppressors (TVS) in a low-profile eSMP® SMPC (TO-277A) package are now available in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. Vishay TPCxxCA Series devices have a low profile of typically ju
In this PSDcast, Charlie Swiontek of Murata talks to Alix Paulttre of Power Systems Design about the Architects of Modern Power consortium. Architects of Modern Power is a strategic partnership between CUI, Ericsson, and Murata that will enable the power design community to benefit from world-class te
Stackpole's popular CSRF Series of foil on ceramic carrier current sense chips have added a robust 2043 size part rated for 6 watts of power. The 2043 chip size has terminations on the longer edge of the chip which allows it to handle higher currents with lower thermal resistance and exceptional TCR of 50 ppm. The
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the availability of two new versions of its transient voltage suppressor (TVS) devices in its patented plastic large area device (PLAD) package. The 18-kilowatt (kW) MPLAD18KP and 36