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Energy Efficiency

June 2015
Anthony Kongats of CAP-XX on powering advanced portable devices

Anthony Kongats of CAP-XX

In this PSDcast Anthony Kongats, CAP-XX CEO, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenges in creating power systems for advanced portable devices. Between traditional personal-product applications and next-gen Internet of Things (IoT)-driven functionality, power demands in portable devices
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06/29/2015
The Call for Papers of Smart Systems Integration 2016 is now open. The event, which will take place in Munich, Germany from 9 – 10 March 2016, will be once again the key platform for the Smart Systems Integration industry to meet and discuss current issues. Deadline to submit abstracts is 5 October 2015. The
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06/29/2015
PCIM Asia and SPS Automation Shanghai came together under one roof this year

PCIM Asia 2015

PCIM Asia 2015 ended with a positive result after three exhibition days, full with the latest trends of power electronics. Together with the in parallel running SPS Automation Shanghai, 101 exhibitors presented their latest products and services of power electronics in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center.
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06/29/2015

IZT expands support for digital radio

S1000 signal generator

IZT expands its comprehensive support for Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) applications adding new features to its high performance S1000 signal generator family. IZT introduced the DAB ContentServer Embedded Edition for the S1000. The new option integrates DAB, DAB+ and DMB multiplexing and makes the functionality
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06/29/2015
TDK's wide range input converters deliver 30W in a square inch

CCG series DC/DC converter

TDK announced the introduction of the CCG30 series of 30W DC-DC converters. Packaged in an industry-standard 1 x 1 inch footprint, the CCG series can operate over a wide 4:1 input range. Enclosed in a metal case with six-sided shielding, these high performance converters are suitable for use in data and tele-communications,
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06/26/2015
Rupert Baines of UltraSoC on SoC design

Rupert Baines of UltraSoC

In this PSDcast Rupert Baines, UltraSoC CEO, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues involved in SOC design today. WIth the major trends on smaller sizes, lower energy consumption, and greater cost-effectiveness, there is an incredible pressure on the engineer designing the system. UltraSoC
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06/24/2015
Graphene market on the cusp of growth

Market snapshot in 2014 and 2026. Last year the market was dominated by research sales. This will however change as real applications sales grow. Source: IDTechEx Research report www.IDTechEx.com/graphene

IDTechEx Research released its up-to-date market report on graphene and related materials: Graphene and 2D Materials: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2015-2025. The latest analysis shows that the graphene market will reach nearly $200m at the material year. This year our forecasts are more granular than
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06/24/2015
Power Integrations' HiperPFS-3 PFC ICs  target light-load performance

HiperPFSTM-3 power factor correction IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced its HiperPFS-3 family of power factor correction ICs, which offer high power factor and high efficiency across the entire load range. Targeting applications with continuous power demands up to 405
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06/24/2015
RS Components adds Infineon IGBT modules to power semi portfolio

Infineon IGBT modules

RS Components, a distributor for engineers, has added 75 new Infineon IGBT modules to its portfolio of over 200 products from leading vendors, bringing greater choice to designers and installers seeking energy-efficient solutions to power conversion and control challenges. The new modules are suitable for applications
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06/23/2015
CHERRY’s energy-harvesting switches need no wires or batteries

CHERRY Energy-Harvesting Switch Modules

CHERRY Energy Harvesting Switch Modules meet the increasing demand for simple and flexible wireless data transmission of switch signals with maintenance-free low energy consumption. CHERRY’s innovative wireless and battery-less Energy Harvesting Technology provides effective control solutions for countless
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06/22/2015
James Lougheed of Exar on power industry trends

James Lougheed of Exar

In this PSDcast James Lougheed, VP of Component Products at Exar, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current state of the power elecrtonics industry, and some of the trends and issues dominating the marketplace. Exar recently unveiled the XR79120, a 20A single-output synchronous step-down
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06/22/2015
Stadium Power releases ultra-compact high-efficiency 500W switchmode supply

AQF500 series

Stadium Power, a leading UK based provider of power supply solutions, announced the availability of the AQF500 series of ultra compact high efficiency 500 watt switch mode power supplies with Active PFC. These single output power supplies offer high power density up to 26W per cubic inch in just a 5” x 3”
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06/22/2015
AVX unveils web-based interactive capacitor-simulation tool

AVX interactive SpiTAN IV software

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new web-based simulation tool for its tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide capacitors. Featuring data mined from the libraries of AVX’s previous PSpice Models and S-Parameters S2P software, which, now redundant,
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06/19/2015
Rutronik tapped as worldwide distributor for Melexis

Gianluigi Morello of Melexis & Rutronik’s Martin Grimmer confirm distribution deal

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente and Melexis have signed a global distribution agreement covering Melexis’ entire product portfolio of sensors, sensor interface ICs, driver ICs and communication ICs. Melexis offers an extensive array of highly integrated semiconductors that help the automotive industry to
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06/19/2015
From connectivity to globalization and sustainability, Gordon Moore’s prediction for the pace of semiconductor technology advances has set the stage for global technology innovation and contribution for 50 years. The exponential advances predicted by Moore’s Law have transformed the world we live in. The
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06/19/2015
Nordic's nRF52 family addresses single-chip Bluetooth Smart with on-chip NFC for Touch-to-Pair

nRF52 Preview Development Kit

Nordic Semiconductor announced that it is sampling the first member of its next generation nRF52 Series of ultra low power wireless solutions - the nRF52832System-on-Chip (SoC). The nRF52832 redefines the single-chip Bluetooth Smart category by marrying barrier-breaking performance to power efficiency. It also
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06/19/2015
Stackpole's high-power chip resistor touts thermal performance

RHC2512 high-power chip resistor

The RHC2512 from Stackpole utilizes unique materials, design, and processing to offer much lower thermal resistance than other high power chip resistors. When used with the recommended solder pad layout, the RHC will typically show a heat rise of 60°C per watt compared to standard 2512 devices that can experience
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06/19/2015
Vishay's 20V chipscale MOSFET saves space and power in mobile apps

TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET

Vishay Intertechnology introduced their latest TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET in the chipscale MICRO FOOT 0.8 mm by 0.8 mm package with an ultra-thin 0.357 mm profile. Designed to save space, decrease power consumption, and extend battery usage in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, solid-state drives,
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06/19/2015
SEL introduces reliable and secure microgrid control system

SEL microgrid control system

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) announced the release of its latest line of microgrid control system solutions. The microgrid control system builds on the proven design and capabilities of SEL’s POWERMAX Power Management and Control System and makes use of SEL’s decades of experience in power system
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06/19/2015
RS Components now stocking KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP high-voltage ceramic capacitors

KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP capacitors

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, has extended its support for high-voltage design by adding the latest KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) from 500V to 2500V, in a range of popular capacitance values from 30pF to 3.3nF. KEMET’s strong but pliable FT-CAP Flexible Termination
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06/19/2015
Microturbine-based tech empowers range extenders for electric vehicles

Fulcrum gas turbine on-board range extender

Over eight million hybrid cars will be made in 2025, each with a range extender, the additional power source that distinguishes them from pure electric cars. Add to that significant money spent on the same devices in buses, military vehicles, boats and so on and a major new market emerges. Whereas
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06/18/2015
Programmable USB-C controller from Fairchild now shipping from Mouser

FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller from Fairchild Semiconductor. This thin client solution detects attachment and orientation to USB Type-C devices with software flexibility that
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06/18/2015
RS Components (RS), a leading distributor for engineers, is now stocking the CapZero family of automatic discharge ICs from Power Integrations, which eliminate the energy losses incurred when using resistors alone to discharge the X capacitors of mains-powered equipment safely. X capacitors connected
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06/18/2015
A recent report from Navigant Research on the global market opportunity for residential Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including forecasts for shipments, installed base, and revenue, segmented by region and device type, through 2025 is now available. As device manufacturers continue to embed communications
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06/18/2015
In this episode of PSDtv perSolar describes their Smart Solar Thermal Trough Collector for Power Systems Design at Intersolar Europe 2015. Their TLC-1000 is an innovative,
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06/17/2015
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the Renesas Synergy Platform, an easy-to-use, qualified platform designed to accelerate time to market, reduce total cost of ownership and remove many of the obstacles engineers face as they develop products for the growing
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06/17/2015
Analog Devices introduced eight SHARC processors as part of a new, high-performance, power-efficient, real-time series that delivers peak performance greater than 24 giga-floating-point operations per second using two enhanced SHARC+ cores and advanced DSP accelerators (FFT, FIR, IIR).   The
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06/17/2015
Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, announced updates to Lattice Diamond, iCEcube2, and ispLEVER Classic design tool suites. This continued investment in design tools re-affirms Lattice’s commitment to providing customers with industry leading low power,
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06/17/2015
iC Haus' two-channel CW laser diode driver includes an MCU interface

iC-HTP packaged in a QFN28 5 mm x 5 mm

The latest laser diode driver from iC Haus, the iC-HTP, permits microcontroller-based driving of laser diodes with common cathodes or P-type laser diodes in CW mode (Continuous Wave). With this device either Automatic Power Control (APC), Automatic Current Control (ACC), or a full controller-based power regulation
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06/17/2015
GE's open-frame AC/DC supplies offer high power density for space-constrained apps

Open-frame CLP power supply

GE’s Critical Power business announced two new additions to its open-frame, Compact Low Power (CLP) family of AC-DC power supplies — its CLP0224FP and CLP0112FP. These new solutions complement the already released CLP0212FP solution, a 200-W, 12-volt AC-to-DC solution. The CLP0224FP, 200-watt (W), 24-volt
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06/17/2015
Cree's next-gen 900V SiC MOSFET now at Mouser

Cree C3M SiC power MOSFET

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is stocking the C3M family of silicon carbide power MOSFETs from Cree. The latest breakthrough in silicon carbide (SiC) power device technology and the industry's first SiC 900V MOSFET platform, the C3M Power
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06/17/2015
In diesem Episode von PSDtv beschreibt ensotec ihre intelligent energy storage system für Power Systems Design auf der Intersolar Europe 2015. Die EnergieEigenNutzung (EEN)
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06/16/2015
Intersolar award 2015 winners announced

The Intersolar Award was presented during an official ceremony at the Innovation Exchange at Intersolar Europe

Intersolar Europe, a leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, presented the Intersolar Award, for groundbreaking solutions in the categories of Photovoltaics (PV) and Solar Projects in Europe. This year for the eighth time, the award was presented during an official ceremony at the Innovation
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06/16/2015
Linear's 2A buck-boost supercapacitor charger offers bidirectional operation

2A Bidirectional Buck-Boost Supercap Charger

Linear Technology introduced the LTC3110, a bidirectional, programmable input current buck-boost supercapacitor charger with active charge balancing for 1- or 2-series supercapacitors. The proprietary low-noise buck-boost topology does the work of two separate switching regulators, saving size, cost and complexity.
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06/16/2015
Rising demand for electricity has spurred considerable growth in the Chinese power generation, transmission and distribution industries in recent years. Yet as the amount of power generated and distributed has increased, so too have the losses. According to CWIEME Shanghai sponsor CEEIA (China Electrical Equipment
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06/15/2015
A team of scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University has synthesized a powerful new magnetic material that could reduce the dependence of the United States and other nations on rare earth elements produced by China. "The discovery opens the pathway to systematically improving the new material to outperform
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06/15/2015
Rechargeable calcium batteries present a potential challenge to lithium devices

Jean-Yves Sánchez

Jean-Yves Sánchez researches the development of calcium batteries that can compete with lithium batteries. He is carrying out the study under the auspices of CONEX, a talent attraction program that hires experienced international researchers. The program is funded by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M),
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06/15/2015
TDK-Lambda's 75W low-profile triple-output CUT75 AC/DC power supplies now at Mouser

CUT75 Series Power Supplies

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the CUT75 Series Power Supplies from TDK-Lambda. Based on a two-converter topology, the CUT75 series of 75W triple-output, low-profile AC/DC power supplies supports zero minimum load operation,
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06/15/2015
AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, presents the Thyrobox VR, a voltage regulator for low voltage 400V electricity supply grids, at the Hannover fair in hall 13 booth C10. Thyrobox VR solves problems
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06/15/2015
STMicro's latest 1200V IGBTs tout low-frequency performance

S-series 1200V IGBTs

S-series 1200V IGBTs from STMicroelectronics are optimized for the lowest combined conduction and turn-off losses at switching frequencies up to 8kHz, to increase the power-conversion efficiency of uninterruptible power supplies, solar generators, welders, industrial motor drives, and similar equipment.   The
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06/12/2015
MicroPower Direct's safety-approved 1W SIP DC/DC converters tout low costs

The ME100SE family is packaged in a miniature, 4-pin SIP case that requires very little board space

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the ME100SE series provides 1W of output power in a miniature 4-pin SIP package. They are specifically designed to provide the wide selection, miniature size, I/O isolation and economy required by a wide range of space critical board level applications. Sixteen
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06/12/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Bosch describes their latest hybrid energy storage system and future energy management tech for Power Systems Design at Intersolar 2015. Their BPT-S
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06/12/2015
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is exhibiting at PCIM Asia, Shanghai from June 24 – 26 and is showcasing a new addition to its market-leading range of GaN high power transistors for the first time in China on Booth 4D18. The company is also demonstrating
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06/12/2015
IBC SOLAR unveils MonoSol ZX Black high-performance monocrystalline solar module

IBC MonoSol ZX Black

IBC SOLAR, one of the world's leading system houses for photovoltaics (PV), is introducing a new addition to its line of solar modules. The new, European-manufactured IBC MonoSol ZX Black modules are exceptionally powerful and durable and come with comprehensive warranties. Uniform black cells, back sheets and
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06/10/2015
 Fairchild's FSBB10CH120DF Motion SPM 3 Series IGBT Module now at Mouser

FSBB10CH120DF module

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the FSBB10CH120DF Motion SPM 3 Series Module, part of the Motion SPM 3 Module family from Fairchild Semiconductor. The FSBB10CH120DF is a Smart Power Module (SPM) that features a 1200V, 10A
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06/10/2015
Growing Chinese automotive sector offers huge opportunities

Between 2005 and 2013 the global automotive industry grew by near 30%

Between 2005 and 2013 the global automotive industry grew by near 30%. During this same period, the Chinese automotive industry grew by 282%. These impressive figures form the backbone of a seminar on opportunities for the global electronics and electrical manufacturing communities by Dr. William Cai at the
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06/10/2015
Rigol offers upgrades and complete software bundles for the MSO/DS4000 Series.

Rigol Technologies extends the capability of their Mid and High Range Oscilloscope Series

Rigol Technologies extends the capability of their Mid and High Range Oscilloscope Series DS/MSO4000 and offers now the possibility to upgrade the oscilloscope bandwidth via software code license. Users can now start with a lower cost solution of the MSO/DS4000 family and can extend it based on future needs
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06/09/2015
Tim Schnitzler von Avago Ãber Industrial Power Management

Tim Schnitzler von Avago

In diesem PSDcast spricht Tim Schnitzler, European Product Manager für Avago's industrielle Faserprodukte, mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über Industrial Power Management,
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06/09/2015
Pasternack expands offering of solid-state high-power amplifiers

These coaxial packaged RF amplifiers cover UHF, VHF, L, S and C frequency bands

Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has introduced a new portfolio of solid state, high power amplifiers. These coaxial packaged RF amplifiers cover UHF, VHF, L, S and C frequency bands and are widely employed in applications such as electronic warfare,
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06/09/2015
Tim Schnitzler of Avago on industrial circuit isolation

Tim Schnitzler of Avago

In this PSDcast Tim Schnitzler, European product manager for Avago's Industrial Fiber Products Division, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about industrial power management, especially the issues of circuit isolation. Avago recently released a family of
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06/09/2015
Stanford's 'designer carbon' boosts battery performance

'Designer carbon' invented by Stanford scientists significantly improves the power delivery rate of this supercapacitor

Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies. Their results are featured on the cover of the journal ACS Central Science. "We have developed a 'designer carbon' that is both versatile and controllable," said
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06/08/2015
element14 announced the launch of its latest design competition – the Vertical Farming Challenge. Sponsored by Silicon Labs and Wuerth Elektronik, with support from the Vertical Farming Association and Green Spirit Farms, element14 will select 15 engineers to build indoor vertical gardens using technologies
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06/08/2015
Hirose board-to-board connector family features floating alignment capability

FunctionMAX connectors

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed the FunctionMAX group, a versatile board-to-board connector family that features specialized floating alignment capability and/or high-speed transmission. The FunctionMAX board-to-board connector family includes connector series
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06/08/2015
Ohio State wins year one of North American EcoCAR 3 Competition

EcoCAR 3 challenges students nationwide to design, build and optimize eco-friendly powertrains

The U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) announced The Ohio State University as the overall winning team for Year One of the EcoCAR 3 competition, a four-year collegiate engineering program that gives students the chance to design, build, and demonstrate cutting-edge, eco-friendly automotive
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06/08/2015
IsabellenhÃtte’s shunt-based current sensor tech suits frequency converters and solar inverters

ILF current sensor

Measurement technology specialist Isabellenhütte has developed a current sensor in the low-amperage range. The new ILF current sensor covers a measurement range of up to 60 amperes and displays the flowing current via the corresponding voltage value on the analogue output. Thanks to its compact IC housing,
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06/08/2015
Jens Hartmann von IsabellenhÃtte Ãber Messtechnik

Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design

In diesem PSDcast spricht Jens Hartmann, Sales Director ISAscale bei der Isabellenhütte, während der PCIM Messe mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über das Thema Messtechnik. Der neue ILF Stromsensor der Isabellenhütte deckt einen Messbereich von bis zu 60 Amper ab und zeigt den fließenden Strom
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06/05/2015
Intersil’s latest 60V synchronous buck controller simplifies supply design

ISL8117 synchronous step-down PWM controller

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the first 60V synchronous buck controller able to bypass the intermediate step-down conversion stage traditionally employed in industrial applications. The ISL8117 synchronous step-down PWM controller’s low
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06/05/2015
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today that its Cardiff Satellite SoC (STiH237) is powering the new Skyworth Digital HD set-top box. Cardiff is ST’s entry-level satellite set-top-box (STB) platform that delivers superior
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06/05/2015
Vishay Intertechnology releases power metal strip resistor in 0612 package

Power Metal Strip resistor with a wide side terminal construction

Vishay Intertechnology launched a surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor with a wide side terminal construction that yields a high 1 W power rating in the compact 0612 case size. The new WSL0612 combines its high power-to-footprint-size ratio with extremely low resistance values down to 0.001 Ω and stable
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06/05/2015
Panasonic’s low ESR, high temp polymer caps suit long-life industrial apps

HX series SP Caps

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has introduced new low ESR, high temperature speciality conductive polymer aluminium capacitors that feature low ESR and wide temperature range, ensuring that the devices are suitable for demanding applications. Part of the SP Caps range, new HX series devices have
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06/05/2015
Murata’s Type ZY Bluetooth SMART module now at Mouser

Murata Type ZY Bluetooth SMART Module

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the Type ZY Bluetooth SMART Module from Murata. Marketed as one of the most compact and ultra-low-power consumption Bluetooth SMART modules in the industry, the Murata Type ZY Module conforms
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06/05/2015
Vincotech's flowBOOST4w modules suit UPS and other three-phase PFC apps

flowBOOST4w module

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of its new flowBOOST4w modules designed for UPS and other three-phase PFC applications with power ratings from 100 to 200 kVA and switching frequencies from 8 to 20 kHz. These modules serve online UPS and
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06/05/2015
EnSilica's eSi-32X0MP scalable asymmetric multicore processor targets low-power WiFi, LTE Cat-0, and other IoT wireless

the eSI-32X0MP scalable, asymmetric multicore processor

EnSilica, a leading independent provider of semiconductor IP and services, has added to its family of eSi-RISC processor cores with the launch of the eSI-32X0MP scalable, asymmetric multicore processor. The eSi-32X0MP targets applications requiring a high level of processing per MHz and low power consumption
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06/04/2015
Anritsu's 2- and 4-port VNAs  tout performance & affordability

ShockLine vector network analyzers

Anritsu expands its ShockLine family of affordable vector network analyzers (VNAs) with the introduction of the Performance ShockLine MS46500B series. Delivering an unprecedented level of value and performance, including best-in-class dynamic range and maximum output power, the new MS46500B series lowers cost-of-test
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06/04/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon explains their latest Intelligent Power Module (IPM) for Power Systems Design at PCIM 2015. MIPAQ devices are IGBT modules in a sixpack configuration
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06/03/2015
Alpha and Omega Semi's 1200V/1350V E-series IGBTs target soft-switching apps

E-series IGBT platform

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, introduced the new E-series IGBT platform with the 1200V AOK20B120E1 and 1350V AOK20B135E1. This new platform has been honed to deliver exceptional performance
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06/03/2015
PowerGenix's Nickel-Zinc battery passes critical testing For 12V automotive Use

8Ah cell optimized for low voltage automotive systems

PowerGenix, a leading supplier of high performance, automotive Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) batteries, announced it has completed a comprehensive product evaluation test plan with Institute of Automotive Mechatronics GmbH (IAM), a part of the Institute of Automotive Technologies Dresden (IAD), at the Technische Universität
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06/03/2015
ViZn Energy Systems (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Jabil Circuit, a design, manufacturing and supply chain management service provider, to manufacture ViZn’s redox flow batteries in
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06/03/2015
Rockchip, a leading fabless semiconductor company and mobile SoC solution provider, launched at the COMPUTEX Show in Taipei the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi technology, the Rockchip RKi6000. The RKi6000 is new ultra-low power Wi-Fi and memory technology that greatly reduces power consumption of IoT (Internet
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06/03/2015
Infineon extends medium-voltage power MOSFET portfolio with 300V devices

OptiMOS 300 V

Infineon Technologies extends its medium voltage MOSFET portfolio with OptiMOS 300 V, setting a new standard in the Power MOSFET market. In doing so, the company confirms its position as market leader enabling energy efficient solutions in applications such as telecom systems, uninterruptible power supplies
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06/03/2015
Keysight's current-voltage analyzers tout best-in-class performance, support for cutting-edge apps

Precision Current-Voltage Analyzer Series

Keysight Technologies introduced a full line-up of current-voltage (I-V) analyzers for characterizing a wide range of nanomaterials and electronic devices. Referred to collectively as the Precision Current-Voltage Analyzer Series, the analyzers deliver best-in-class accuracy and performance, powerful analysis
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06/02/2015
INTEPRO three-phase utility grid simulator uses regenerative power

PAS-F Series programmable three-phase utility grid simulators

Intepro Systems, a leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), announced the introduction of the PAS-F Series of programmable three-phase utility grid simulators. The PAS-F system combines utility grid simulation and regenerative bi-directional AC source that is capable of both
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06/02/2015
Leading hi-tech analysts at Juniper Research are forecasting that the telematics sector will continue to outperform all other M2M markets over the next five years, in revenue terms, with one in five passenger vehicles connected globally by 2019. Smartphone-based models have become the key disruptor
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06/02/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Alex Lidow of Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) talks about some of the advanced products currently using their GaN devices, including an X-ray pill
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06/02/2015
Paul Kierstead of Cree on the availability of SiC MOSFETs

Paul Kierstead of Cree

In this PSDcast Paul Kierstead of Cree talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design
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06/02/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Vicor describes several of their latest power solutions using their novel  Vicor Integrated Adapter (VIA) technology for Power Systems Design
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06/01/2015
Linear's ÂμModule with precision DC & transient output regulation for less than 28nm FPGAs scales to 144A

LTM4630-1 dual 18A or single 36A µModule (micromodule) regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4630-1, a dual 18A or single 36A µModule (micromodule) regulator with high precision output voltage regulation for 28nm and sub-28nm FPGAs, ASICs and microprocessors. The core voltage of these advanced digital devices requires very accurate voltage regulation at steady state
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06/01/2015
Freescale Semiconductor introduced three additions to its highly successful i.MX 6 series of applications processors, providing compelling new options for the product line’s high-performance and value tiers. With these additions, the i.MX 6 series now delivers even higher levels of security, performance, power
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06/01/2015
MicroPower Direct's IGD1208W hybrid driver specifically targets N-channel IGBT modules

IGD1208W hybrid circuit

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the IGD1208W is a hybrid integrated circuit specifically designed to drive N-channel IGBT modules. It provides the I/O isolation, high speed, drive voltage stability and fault protection required to control most MOS gated power devices. They are offered at very low cost. The
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06/01/2015
Innovation and learning at the 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions

Kira and Teegan Cordova won the award for best-designed car in the battery division.

Teegan and Kira Cordova love the original Star Trek TV series. That much is obvious. The eighth-grade twins from Ken Caryl Middle School in Littleton are wearing the uniform tunics from the 1960s show—Teegan's in red and Kira's in blue. The model electric car they're racing in the 25th Annual Junior Solar
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06/01/2015
Saft's military-grade lithium-ion Xcelion 6TTM is a drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries

Xcelion 6TTM battery

Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, announced the release of its Xcelion 6TTM battery for powering military vehicles. The Xcelion 6TTM is a lithium-ion (Li-ion) drop-in replacement of lead- acid batteries that provides equivalent power of two (2) lead-acid
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Date:
06/01/2015
Docea Power, a provider of virtual prototyping solutions for power and thermal, will reveal at the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC) the latest releases of its Aceplorer and Thermal Profiler software tools. Docea Power will demonstrate new advances in power and thermal management modeling and simulation
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Date:
06/01/2015
CWIEME Shanghai doubles in size

CWIEME Shanghai

CWIEME Shanghai, Asia’s first dedicated exhibition for the transformer and electric motor manufacturing industries, has increased the number, quality, and variety of its exhibitors, and is anticipating almost twice the number of visitors for its 2015 edition this June. Taking place across 11,000m2 at the newly
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Date:
06/01/2015
Roboteq's intelligent I/O module with IMU simplifies robot design

Roboteq IO eXtender module (RIOX)

Roboteq introduces an intelligent I/O expansion card, with an optional Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU - also known as an AHRS - Attitude and Heading Reference System). The card is intended for use in robotics navigation, unmanned vehicles, machine control, industrial automation and any other applications that
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Date:
06/01/2015
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