Over the past year, global real estate firms have reduced energy consumption in buildings by the equivalent of almost 280,000 barrels of oil and cut carbon emissions by the equivalent of removing 25,000 cars from the road, according to the Greenprint Performance Report: Volume 6, released by the ULI Greenprint
LTC2387-18 15Msps, 18-bit SAR ADC
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2387-18, an ultrafast 15Msps, 18-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with no cycle latency and no pipeline delay. The LTC2387-18 digitizes wideband analog signals up to the Nyquist frequency with very low distortion. Applications ranging
Wolfspeed, a leading supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is exhibiting, chairing the Analog, RF, and Microwave subcommittee, and celebrating the 15th anniversary of the first GaN MMIC at the 2015 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC
Lenze, a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, announced the launch of its new line of fully scalable i500 frequency inverters. The functions and power of the new range of i500 frequency inverters can be tailored to virtually any machine application
The flowRPI 1 family integrates three topologies into one flow1 housing
Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of its flowRPI 1 family, a new 3-in-1 solution that integrates three topologies into one flow1 housing. This module is designed for welding, charger and SMPS applications rated from 1.5 to 7 kW.
TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announces the launch of its new high current Corcom 3-phase filter. The new APH and APS series offer the alternative energy inverter and motor drive industries filters that combine high current with compact size, light weight and rugged terminations.
CLF7045NI-D wirewound SMD power inductors
TDK’s CLF-NI-D series of rugged power inductors for use in automotive electronics is now available in Europe through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The new CLF7045NI-D wirewound SMD power inductors feature high efficiency and reliability over a very wide temperature range extending
KEMET's gold-plated termination options in its high-temperature 200 degrees Celsius ceramic capacitors
KEMET introduced a series of gold plated termination options to its high temperature 200 degrees Celsius ceramic capacitor product lines. Gold terminations were developed to accommodate mission critical, high reliability and high temperature applications where the use of pure tin and tin-lead plating may compromise
The Full Service Foundry division of ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, announced a further expansion of its industry-leading 0.35µm High-Voltage CMOS specialty process platform. The advanced “H35” process provided by the High-Voltage process expert ams now includes a set
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, introduced its latest power saving solutions for 2-in-1s, ultrabooks and tablets: the ISL95852 highly integrated power management IC (PMIC) and the ISL95521 battery charger. Both devices meet Intel‘s IMVP8 specifications
PXC-M series DC-DC converter
TDK announced the introduction of the PXC-M series of 3W, 6W and 10W DC-DC converters. Packaged in the industry-standard DIP-24 footprint, the medically-certified units can operate over a wide 4:1 input range. With 5,000Vac input to output isolation, these efficient converters are suitable for use in a broad
UCC27714 half-bridge gate driver for discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 600 V
Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s fastest half-bridge gate driver for discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 600 V. The UCC27714 high-side, low-side driver with 4-A source and 4-A sink current capability reduces component footprint by 50 percent, enabling higher power density in high-frequency,
In this PSDcast, Eaton Product Marketing Manager Ed Spears talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about powering large Data Centers. Juggling the issues of space, power, and thermal management in a scalable and cost-effective way is a daunting but vital task in the industry. Eaton's Power Xpert 9395 high
Lead-acid batteries are widely used in a broad range of industries and applications. The telecom industry uses a series stack of four lead-acid batteries to provide a 48V stack. Energy storage solutions (ESS) use lead-acid batteries in a variety of series and parallel configurations to store energy generated
Many applications in industrial, instrumentation, optical communication and healthcare industry use multi-channel data acquisition systems that result in increased printed circuit board (PCB) density and thermal power dissipation challenges. The need for increased channel density in these applications
The “Energiewende” (energy transition) has resulted in a shift in thinking not only about the generation of electrical energy, but its distribution and consumption as well. Efficient approaches are needed for energy production and transfer on the one hand, and consumption on the other. What plays a role
Today’s industrial applications demand power supplies capable of delivering ever-higher levels of power density. That trend is escalating as regulatory agencies around the world impose new regulations to achieve higher efficiency, not only at full load, but also in standby mode and across the entire load spectrum.
When I started working with eGaN FETs almost six years ago, I had no idea what to expect from this technology. We had our first preliminary datasheet and even though I had no idea what to expect, it was obvious that, on paper, these devices were much better than your typical MOSFETs – already beyond the theoretical
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiencies, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. We have talked about winding loss effects in several articles. Magnetics core loss modeling is an area that needs improvement.
Industrial power is a fascinating world, full of amazing projects requiring from designers a large range of competences as well as a tight intimacy with customers and related industries. Powering safety equipment in gas, oil and hazardous substances is a very good example of an area where power designers have
Newark element14 is now offering a series of ROHM three-phase brushless fan motor controllers. The controllers – part of the BD6201x and BM620x families of products – synthesize the optimal driving signal from hall sensor signals and output the synthesized signal to control the external level shifter and
Molex expanded its printed electronics portfolio with the recent acquisition of Minnesota-based Soligie. Custom Soligie solutions provide a robust and economical alternative to a rigid printed circuit board (PCB) or copper flex circuits in sensor applications for medical, industrial, consumer, defense, and other
MAX32620/MAX32621 microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MAX32620/MAX32621 microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated. The MAX3262x devices are based on the 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller with a floating point unit (FPU), ideally suited for the emerging category of medical and fitness applications. Both devices include
FRED Pt recovery rectifiers from Vishay
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks the new FRED Pt recovery rectifiers from Vishay in Europe. With their extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics, low leakage current, and low forward voltage drop of 0.93V, the components reduce switching losses and over-dissipation
A smaller bipolar transistor for use in the output Tr stage of high-definition audio systems
Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched a smaller bipolar transistor for use in the output Tr stage of high-definition audio systems. The new 2SA1943N and 2SC5200N provide the same high quality sound output as the now-famous 2SA1943 and 2SC5200 but in a TO-3P(N) package and just three quarters of the width and
Peter Rogerson of Power Integrations
In this PSDcast, Peter Rogerson of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paulre of Power Systems Design about the demands in powering the latest white goods and advaced household devices. The company recently announced the InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs, InnoSwitch-EP ICs employ Power
ConfigPro online power supply configurator
Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the ConfigPro online power supply configurator to help customers find the optimal solution from the three million plus combinations enabled by its range of configurable power supplies. The ConfigPro tool will make it easier for industrial and medical equipment designers
Chip Scale Optics permits design of light emission angles down to ten degrees direct from the LED
Plessey announced that it has developed a patented technology for Chip Scale Optics (CSO) based on its award winning GaN-on-Silicon MaGIC LEDs. Chip Scale Optics permits design of light emission angles down to ten degrees direct from the LED. Having the primary optics on-chip eliminates the cost of primary optics
ICL8105 is a digitally-configurable flyback controller
Every fifth kilowatt hour of electricity around the world is used for artificial light. LED technology, however, is making significant savings possible. About 13 million tons of CO2 could be saved in Germany alone, equaling the emission of about seven million cars; in German office buildings, the electricity
Lightweight Test Rectifier
Astrodyne TDI, a leading developer and manufacturer of specialized power solutions, has introduced a rugged and portable test rectifier. The Lightweight Test Rectifier (LTR), part of the Defender product line, is designed to test impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) installation sites.
Mouser is sponsoring the 2015 Rebellion Racing team as it competes for the top position in the FIA World Endurance Championship season
Mouser Electronics is excited to welcome Rebellion Racing as the team heads to the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas endurance race on Saturday, September 19 in Austin, Texas. Mouser is sponsoring the 2015 Rebellion Racing team as it competes for the top position in the FIA World Endurance Championship season.
The TB9005FNG and TB9021FNG contribute to improved safety in automotive systems
Toshiba has announced two new 5V constant-voltage regulators for use in the automotive industry. The TB9005FNG and TB9021FNG incorporate system reset functions for microcontrollers that contribute to improved safety in automotive systems.
These new ICs incorporate system reset functions
InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs
Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced the InnoSwitch-EP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs. Featuring an integrated 725 V MOSFET, synchronous rectification and precise secondary-side feedback sensing control, the new IC
Energy is often defined as the amount of power consumed over time, measured in joules (J) or kilowatt-hours (kWh), whereas power is a constant rate of energy usage, measured in watts (W). Thus, while a power rating is typically used to indicate how much electricity a device will consume at a snapshot in
The power module market has seen explosive growth in the past few years. With growth rates of roughly 30% compounded annually, it’s a trend that many people are watching. Power modules are a new breed of products in the market that are LGA or QFN based, closed frame power supplies that include the controller,
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced its newest member of the ChiPhy charger-interface IC family CHY103D, the first IC for off-line AC-DC chargers compatible with the Quick Charge (QC) 3.0 protocol from Qualcomm Technologies.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory partners with the medium- and heavy-duty truck market
Six to seven seconds—that's the typical time between a pair of tractor-trailers traveling together at 65 mph. But, through the work of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and its partners in the medium- and heavy-duty truck market, that gap may be shrinking.
AZV5001 headset detection IC
The AZV5001 headset detection IC introduced by Diodes Incorporated is targeted at cost- and power-sensitive consumer electronics such as mobile phones, tablet computers and media players. The integration of a comparator, OR gate and N channel MOSFET into a miniature package enables the connection of a headset
ROHM has recently announced the development of a new class of power controller ICs compatible with the latest USB Power Delivery (Rev2.0) and Type-C (Rev1.1) specifications. The BM92TxxMWV series supports not only conventional USB power supply modes up to 7.5W (5V@1.5A), but also newly expanded power levels
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is displaying its latest GS66540C 650V 100A high current GaN power transistor at ECCE’15, the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo in Montreal, September 20 – 24. As a Canadian technology company, GaN Systems is delighted
SAMW25 SmartConnect module
Mouser Electronics is now shipping the SAMW25 SmartConnect Wi-Fi module from Atmel. The SmartConnect SAMW25 module is presented as the industry’s first fully-integrated FCC-certified Wi-Fi module with a standalone microcontroller and hardware security from a single source. The fully integrated SAMW25 delivers
Doug Bathauer of Integral Technologies
In this PSDcast Doug Bathauer, CEO of Integral Technologies, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about using conductive plastics in advanced electronic devices. One way to get smaller, more efficient products is to eliminate the metals used in shielding and packaging with conductive polymers such as
Since the world population is growing, with more migration to urban areas, contemporary cities are looking increasingly for smart solutions to reduce the consumption of energy and resources while improving livability and boosting economic growth. The path forward to develop truly sustainable cities includes
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced an expansion of the development platform for its growing portfolio of innovative 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) with Core-Independent Peripherals (CIPs). Designers can combine these building
SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, introduces its HD-Wave inverter technology. Based on its track record of optimized PV solutions, SolarEdge has developed a novel power conversion topology that represents one of the most significant
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor and system solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the availability of its PD-9001GI and PD-9501GI Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) midspan injectors, expanding the company’s industry-leading PoE product offering into new industrial
Toshiba Electronics Europe has added four new products to its TL1L4 series of white LEDs. These new additions provide a high luminous flux and are suited to applications ranging from street and stadium lighting to LED light bulbs and down lighting for use in the home.
Like the existing
To realize the potential of solar energy as a power source, the front-end interface between the cells and the energy-extraction circuitry must take into account the unique characteristics of these cells; this can be done via different algorithms and a variety of hardware/software implementations.
PH9085 push-pull transformer
Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduced a new series of power transformers that offers isolation to communication interfaces such as RS485, CAN, MODBus, and ProfiBus for automation, automotive, and smart grid applications. The PH9085 Series is part of Pulse Electronics' isolation
ESCATEC's Heat Spreader for LEDs
ESCATEC, one of Europe's leading providers of contract design and manufacturing services, will be launching its solution to the challenge of effectively cooling high brightness LEDs on its stand E8 at the LED Professional Symposium 2015 in Bregenz, Austria on 22-24 September 2015. http://www.led-professional-symposium.com
Schaffner ECOsine High Power Line Passive Harmonic Filters
The Schaffner Group further broadens its product offering in the field of power quality. The ECOsine High Power Line passive harmonic filters are now also available in two cabinet versions with protection class IP23 and IP54. By introducing IP23 and IP54 cabinet versions of the high-power passive harmonic filters,
KEMET's KO-CAP organic capacitor is now available in Europe at TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. This sold electrolytic capacitor with a conductive polymer cathode combines the low ESR of multilayer ceramic, the high capacitance of aluminium
LT8631 1A, 100V input-capable synchronous step-down switching regulator
Linear Technology announced the LT8631, a 1A, 100V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 90% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 7µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3V to 100V input voltage range makes it ideal
PDCS single-in-line-package DC-DC converters
Premier Magnetics, a leader in high-quality magnetic components for switch-mode power supplies, DC-DC converters and data communications applications, announced additions to its PDCS family of self-contained, single-in-line-package (SIP) DC-DC converters for distributed power applications. These compact, low-profile,
Battery Charging Transformer Series
With their novel perfect-layer coil winding technology, the new highly reliable Battery Charging Transformer Series from Innovative Power (IPI), a Datatronics company, is designed to support a wide range of standard and custom voltage battery-powered devices that operate in rugged industrial plant environments.
Cree,a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products and gallium nitride (GaN) radio frequency (RF) devices, today announced that Wolfspeed is the new name for the Power and RF division of Cree. The company announced in May that it would separate the business into a standalone company. Wolfspeed enters the
Qnovo, a leading innovator of software to enhance battery performance, announced the closing of $8.6M in Series B funding. Intel Capital joins existing investors RockPort Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, and Blue Run Ventures in the new round. The funds are intended to support the 2016 commercial launch of smartphones
E36100 compact DC power supply
Keysight Technologies introduced a series of compact DC power supplies that offer LAN and USB interfaces and accurate, reliable power for testing and validating designs. The E36100 Series adds five new models with up to 100 V or 5 A output to Keysight’s extensive portfolio of bench power supplies.
T4J Medical Series tantalum SMD capacitors
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the T4J Medical Series tantalum SMD capacitors. Specifically designed for use in implantable, non-life-support and non-implantable life support medical applications, T4J Medical Series capacitors exhibit high standard
Dr. Alex Lostetter (left) and John Palmour (right) of Cree
In this PSDcast Dr. Alex Lostetter, Vice President, Cree Fayetteville, and John Palmour, CTO and a co-founder of Cree talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the recent APEI acquisition and the
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a class of devices referred to as edge nodes; these require a battery life ranging from weeks to months to decades. An edge node typically contains a microcontroller to perform processing (e.g. encryption, compression, error correction, protocol stack), in addition to
Motors are everywhere in our world, it seems. Consider our vehicles, for example. When is the last time you had to hand-crank a car window up and down to pay a highway toll? Or, for that matter, when did you last manually adjust the seat position or rear-view mirror angles? Typically, motors drive all of these
Modern power converters are moving towards high efficiency, high density, and high switching frequencies. Vendors of power supplies are doing an outstanding job of meeting these goals with a range of new technologies. At the same time, despite the use of advanced control chip technology, many control loops have
Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD
One of the most accurate ways to evaluate the level of advancement in a given technology is to simply measure its level of precision. This is a fair guide, as precision in tooling enables better physical performance and precision in electronic systems brings enhanced software and system operational capability.