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TTI Europe Introduces Murata's Compact Safety Certified MLCCs for Fast Charging EVs

TTI Europe Introduces Murata's Compact Safety Certified MLCCs for Fast Charging EVs

­TTI IP&E - Europe, a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, announces the introduction of a new range of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) from Murata. The EVA series possesses qualities that will be particularly desirable to engineers developing next-generation electric ve
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Date:
07/02/2024
Bourns Announces Release of Model SSD Shunt Sensor – Digital Series

Bourns Announces Release of Model SSD Shunt Sensor – Digital Series

­Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components for power, protection, and sensing solutions, today announced the release of the Model SSD Shunt Sensor - Digital Series. The series includes innovatively designed digital DC shunt-based current sensors that offer superior ac
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Date:
07/01/2024
Good Times in Nuremberg and Portable Power Sources

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Welcome to the July issue! And since we’ve passed the official start of summer, welcome to the agonizing heat and running up the electric bill! Just kidding…kinda…not really. More importantly, we hope everyone in or around Germany and those who made the pilgrimage to Nuremberg had a fantastic PCIM!
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Date:
07/01/2024
Li-ion Taming

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­Welcome to the July edition of Power Systems Design. After a hectic beginning to the year, the summer holiday season is upon us and hopefully we can all take a well earned vacation before the busy second half of the year kicks in. The theme of our Special Report this month is Batteries and Other Storage D
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Date:
07/01/2024
SiC, a Key Technology for EVs and Solar Inverters

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Figure 1: onsemi’s end-to-end SiC production

­For applications such as electric vehicles (EV) and solar panels, engineers face the challenges of sensitive electronic components having to provide continuous, reliable operation within harsh environments. To further the adoption of these sustainable solutions, we need innovation at the component level to he
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Date:
07/01/2024
Hybrid and  Electrical Vehicle Powertrain Testing

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Figure 1. A technician engages with an EV battery cell module, troubleshooting a battery removed from the vehicle

­Over the past decade, most transportation markets, from automotive, to military, aircraft, and even space systems have seen a tremendous surge of interest in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. To gain the promised efficiency benefits and green profile of these vehicles, it is important to conduct driveline an
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Date:
07/01/2024
EV Battery Design – Innovating for Longer Range and Battery Life

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Figure 1: The EV battery plays a key role in the e-mobility ecosystem

­Looking forward, the automotive industry expects demand for Lithium-ion cells to grow by some 33% annually to 4,700 GWh by the end of this decade. More affordable EV batteries will help bring about the price parity between an EV and internal combustion engine car sooner than later. However, keeping a check o
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Date:
07/01/2024
Top-Side Cooling in OBC Applications

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Figure 1: Bottom-side cooling (BSC) requires the use of thermal vias or an IPS board for heat dissipation

­Maximizing power density is a key aim for designers of on-board chargers (OBC) in electric vehicles (EV) because lighter chargers reduce automobile weight which in turn helps to extend the range. Efficiency is one part of the equation for achieving this aim and in this regard, the advantages of silicon carbide
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Date:
07/01/2024