GaN Systems, a leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, announced its new Half-Bridge Evaluation Board which demonstrates the performance of its GaN enhancement mode power semiconductors in real power circuits. The fully functional GS66508T-EVBHB Evaluation Board is easily configured into any
Integrated Device Technology and Digi-Key Electronics announced a new contest that seeks the most innovative use of IDT’s wireless power technology. The contest asks electronics experts and tinkerers alike to proffer creative ways to incorporate
nRFready Smart Remote 3 reference design
Nordic Semiconductor today announces it has launched its latest 'nRFready Smart Remote 3' reference design that is said to make the development of advanced Bluetooth® Smart remotes as easy as clicking on a list of check box options, and so minimizing time-to-market and unnecessary design risk.
Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the LED and optoelectronics industry,
announced the introduction of the company’s first RGB integrated color
sensor. Based on CMOS technology and therefore able to operate at a minimum
supply voltage of 1.7 volts, the CLS-16D17-34-DF6 adjusts
FDA801/FDA801B 4-channel class-D amplifier
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is extending its lead in digital automotive-audio technologies by launching a second generation of power amplifiers that simplify design for car-radio system suppliers and deliver better listening experiences
Ineltro Halmer Electronics, the largest privately owned electronic components distributor in Austria, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips. Under this agreement, Ineltro Halmer Electronics
Enargy Power announces the release of the new BM60 series of ultra-thin profile BladeAdapter for powering medical devices. Measuring just 127x65x22mm (5.0x2.56x0.87in), the enclosure is 34% thinner and has 28% less volume than typical 60W medical adapters currently available in the market.
Astrodyne TDI, a leader in the design and manufacture of EMI and RFI power line filters, has recently partnered with Geneva, IL-based Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Company, to offer its line of filter products worldwide.
With 35 locations across the globe, Richardson RFPD is a specialized electronic component
Tollgrade Communications, a leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, has released its fourth Predictive Grid Quarterly Report (PGQR) on its grid modernization project with DTE Energy.
The report explains
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, introduced the AS3824, a 16-channel LED TV backlight controller which performs local dimming of sections of a display screen to provide both improved picture quality and valuable power savings of up to 20-30%.
The new backlight controller
The AL1696 LED driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed to fit a wide range of triac-dimmable lighting applications, especially retrofit lamps. An integrated MOSFET, which also eliminates the need for an auxiliary winding, reduces BOM cost and component count while the option of three MOSFET voltage/current
Intersil's DC/DC converters step-down 5V rails to point-of-load
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced five new highly integrated synchronous buck regulators that step-down 5V rails to point-of-load (POL) inputs as low as 0.6V for FPGAs, DSPs and microprocessors. The feature-rich ISL8018 delivers up to 8A of
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Si11x3 ambient light sensor ICs from Silicon Labs. The Si11x3 family of ambient light sensors includes single-chip devices that eliminate the need for a second sensor, offer optimum display visibility, and provide superb backlight power reduction and energy efficiency.
In this PSDcast, Piyush Sevalia of SiTime talks to Alix
N-channel Power MOSFETs for automotive applications
STMicroelectronics has introduced a new family of high-voltage N-channel Power MOSFETs for automotive applications. These AEC-Q101-qualified devices are built using ST’s state-of-the-art MDmesh DM2 super-junction technology with fast-recovery diode. The devices feature a breakdown voltage over the 400V-650V
Empowering Innovation Together program
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has teamed up with Mouser Electronics, celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, and several other visionaries within the global electronics industry to launch a Driverless Cars Series for Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open technical membership organization based on IBM’s POWER microprocessor architecture founded in 2013 to enable data centers
PowerResponder hybrid super capacitors are available in sizes from 90F to 9000F
Paper Battery Company, developer of an innovative supercapacitor-based energy storage and battery enhancement technology, announced the completion of UL certification for its PowerResponder product line. PowerResponder is a line of new hybrid supercapacitors with technology enhancements that aim to replace traditional
AJ ElJallad of On Semiconductor
In this PSDcast, AJ ElJallad of On Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues surrounding poretable and handheld devices. There are conflicting pressures on such devices in batrtery density, elecronics efficiency, functionality, and convieninence. On Semi recently joined the
Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD
Almost all of us have spent a large amount of their lives in a car. From being ferried from the hospital at both, to school as a child, or to work (and if you are lucky, vacation) as an adult. (You could say that the car made moot the riddle of the Sphinx.) People have been conceived, born, and died in cars
The first two parts of this article showed how the core losses for real waveforms could be modeled better. In the first part, a continuous expression was used to model a wide range of excitations. In the second part, the effect of duty cycle on the loss of the core material was included in a single equation.
LT3965 LED bypass switching device
Linear Technology announced the LT3965, a LED bypass switching device that enables independent dimming and diagnostics of eight individual LEDs or LED segments. The LT3965 works in conjunction with a LED driver circuit configured as a current source. It features eight individually controlled floating 17V/330mΩ
TEM of complete gate-all-around InGaAs Nanowire FET and HRTEM of the gatestack
International Electron Devices Meeting 2015 (IEDM) – Dec. 9, 2015—At this week’s IEEE IEDM conference, nano-electronics research center imec demonstrates record enhancement of novel InGaAs Gate-All-Around (GAA) channel devices integrated on 300mm Silicon and explores emerging tunnel devices based
The new SRAM is optimized for use as video buffer memory in automotive infotainment SoCs
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its successful development of a new dual-port on-chip static random access memory (SRAM) for in-vehicle infotainment system-on-chips (SoCs) in the 16 nanometer (nm) and later generations. The new SRAM is optimized for use
Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations
In diesem PSDcast, Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über IGBT-Treiber Entwicklung und den aktuellen Stand der Technik. Power Integrations hat eine fortschrittliche IGBT-Treiber Testanlage in Ense, Deutschland, einem Dienst für die Engineering Community
Stress profile from 2D Raman extractions for Si MESAs after BOX creep process with 50 nm thick SiN
CEA-Leti announced it has developed two techniques to induce local strain in FD-SOI processes for next-generation FD-SOI circuits that will produce more speed at the same, or lower, power consumption, and improve performance. The local-strain solutions are dual-strained technologies: compressive SiGe for
BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators
The BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators (CCR) introduced by Diodes Incorporated provide a simple means of driving low-power linear LED strips. Target applications are those that benefit from the improved efficiency, flexibility and longer life offered by LEDs as an emerging lighting source. These
Allegro’s A4481 regulates input voltages between 5.25 to 40 V, down to a 5 V ±1% accurate output voltage
Allegro MicroSystems, announced a new, AEC-Q100 qualified, linear voltage regulator IC with control, diagnostics, and protection features that address requirements of automotive applications. Allegro’s A4481 regulates input voltages between 5.25 to 40 V, down to a 5 V ±1% accurate output voltage, and is able
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon explains their latest industrial drive tech for Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015. The IGBT5 and .XT families exemplify the latest
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments explains their latest industrial drive control solution for Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015. Presented as the industry's
Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations
In this PSDcast, Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on IGBT driver development and the current state of the art. Power Integrations maintains an advanced IGBT driver test facility in Ense, Germany, serving the engineering community in high-power applications.
Monitoring fluid levels efficiently and accurately has been a challenge to automotive engineers for a long time. While knowledge of the fuel level is important to the driver, there are other fluids the vehicle itself needs to monitor, such as motor oil, brake fluid, and battery fluids. Many cars have also started
Some of the key applications which drove the explosive growth of LEDs used to backlight thin film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) included high definition (HD) TVs, portable tablet PCs, automotive infotainment displays and the myriad of handheld communication devices. However, in order to maintain
Electrolytic capacitors are an essential ingredient in AC/DC power supplies, providing high Capacitance x Voltage (CV) and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) in low-volume packages that simply cannot be achieved cost-effectively using alternative parts. With power density demands increasing and as the only
The major battery types supported by Ideal Power chargers include Lithium-ion (Li-on), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad), Lead-Acid and Lead-Crystal
Power conversion specialists Ideal Power offer a wide and versatile range of battery chargers for the most popular battery chemistries used in industrial applications and consumer products. The major battery types supported by Ideal Power chargers include Lithium-ion (Li-on), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel-Cadmium
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments explains their Industry 4.0 Gateway Demo at SPS-IPC 2015 for Power Systems Design. TI's Programmable-Realtime Unit Industrial Communications
For AC/DC power supplies, there is by nature phase differences and distortion between input currents and voltages due to the existence of holding capacitors and various load features. Here, only the instantaneous product of current and voltage produces power that can actually be used by the appliance, and the
In Part 1 of this discussion, we explored the functionality of a series-connected avalanche transistor pulser, specifically for the purpose of evaluating dV/dt ruggedness of SiC Schottky diodes. In this issue, the diodes are tested with the new pulser design.
SiC Schottky diode dV/dt ruggedness
Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor
The yearly figures for electronics in the automotive and transportation market continue to grow, as vehicle tech push the envelope on quality and reliability almost as stringent as mil/aero applications. Interestingly enough the automotive market is also the largest application user/consumer of motors.
On October 20, 2015, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to investigate the value and cost of distributed generation (DG) in one generic docket, in order to address issues over reimbursements for DG through net energy metering (NEM). NEM is a billing mechanism for electric utility customers with grid-connected
There is a growing debate on the issue of autonomous, or self-driving cars (let’s call them “autocars”), as people and society begin to re-evaluate and further develop the concept of what the next generation of personal mobility technology should be. Cars are on the cusp of change, as next-generation energy,
In this episode of PSDtv Renesas shows their latest motion control solution to Power Systems Design at SPS-IPC Drives 2015 using their RZ/A1 Group of embedded microprocessor
In diesem Video Texas Instruments zeigt ihre aktuellen Angebote in Power Managment auf der SPS - IPC Drives 2015 für Power Systems Design. Die Demonstrationen gehören
The L5963 is made using ST's state-of-the-art BCD8s Automotive process technology with Deep Trench Isolation (DTI)
The lastest highly-integrated automotive-grade power-management devices from STMicroelectronics incorporates multiple voltage regulators on a single die, allowing manufacturers of car-infotainment systems to reduce the cost and size of their products. The first member of the new series, the L5963, integrates
In this episode of PSDtv Power Integrations talks to Power Systems Design about their test facility in Ense, Germany and the services it provides
In this episode of PSDtv STMicroelectronics explains their latest generation of IGBT modules and Intelligent Power Modules (IPM) for Power Systems DFesign at SPS IPC Drives