Industrial

March 2018
Scientists Publish New Book on Key Policies For a Sustainable Energy Future

Dr. Roger James Kuhns and Dr. George H. Shaw recently published a book through Springer (2018) entitled "Navigating the Energy Maze: The Transition to a Sustainable Future". Here, Kuhns and Shaw are shown together attending the 2018 Citizens' Climate Lobby Northeast Regional Conference.

Mystic, CT - Dr. Roger James Kuhns and Dr. George H. Shaw recently published a book through Springer (2018) entitled "Navigating the Energy Maze: The Transition to a Sustainable Future". In this book, Kuhns and Shaw present a plan for the development of a comprehensive sustainable energy
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03/29/2018
Once we Can Capture CO2 Emissions, Here's What we Could do With it

This figure shows the proposed timeline of CO2 utilization methods.

The thousands of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from power plants each year doesn't have to go into the atmosphere. Researchers are optimistic that within the next decade we will be able to affordably capture CO2 waste and convert it into useful molecules for feedstock, biofuels, pharmaceuticals,
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03/29/2018
Unidirectional TVS Diode Arrays in Smallest Footprint Available Protect I/O and Power Ports from ESD
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced two series of AEC-Q101-qualified, unidirectional TVS Diode Arrays optimized to protect I/O and power ports against electrostatic discharges (ESDs). SP1053 and SP1054 Series TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) integrate avalanche breakdown diodes fabricated using
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03/29/2018

Chassis-Mount 150 W and 300 W DC-DC Converters Intended for Railway Applications
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces the RCM150 (150 W) and RCM3 00 (300 W) chassis mount DC-DC converters, which are designed for railway applications where compactness and high reliability are required. These new RCM Series products are fully isolated and highly efficient over a broad
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03/28/2018
Knitting Electronics With Yarn Batteries

Pieces of flexible, rechargeable yarn batteries can be connected in series to power electroluminescent panel displays.

When someone thinks about knitting, they usually don't conjure up an image of sweaters and scarves made of yarn that can power watches and lights. But that's just what one group is reporting in ACS Nano. They have developed a rechargeable yarn battery that is waterproof and flexible. It also can be cut
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03/28/2018
Residential Solar Inverter Series Available in Five Power Ratings From 3.3 to 6.0kW
The new UNO-DM-PLUS-US series is now available for immediate shipment in the US. Available in five power ratings, from 3.3 to 6.0kW, these solar inverters have a compact design that delivers high performance with excellent power density enabling maximum energy production. They are designed with digital
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03/28/2018
12V to 48V Non-Isolated Bus Converter Module Designed For Datacenter Applications
San Jose, CA – Vicor Corporation announced a 12V to 48V non-isolated up converter to support 48V high-performance GPUs in data centers that are still relying on legacy 12V power distribution. The 2317 NBM converts 12V to 48V with over 98% peak efficiency, 750W continuous and 1kW
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03/28/2018
Plano, Texas - Diodes Incorporated announces the AL5814, AL5817, AL5815 and AL5816 linear LED controllers, delivering dimmable and adjustable drive current for LED strings with more than 80% efficiency. The AL58xx series provides a low BOM-cost solution for a range of applications in the commercial and industrial
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03/28/2018
Ultra-Small Step-Down Converters Deliver the Industry's Lowest Quiescent Current and Highest Peak Efficiency
San Jose, CA—System designers looking to create small and highly efficient 40V load dump-tolerant applications can now utilize the ultra-compact, pin-compatible MAX20075 and MAX20076 step-down converters from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. The MAX20075 and MAX20076 step-down converters offer
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03/27/2018
Exploring the Thermoelectric Properties of Tin Selenide Nanostructures

Electric charges in a nanostructured tin selenide (SnSe) thin film flow from the hot end to the cold end of the material and generate a voltage.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Single crystal tin selenide (SnSe) is a semiconductor and an ideal thermoelectric material; it can directly convert waste heat to electrical energy or be used for cooling. When a group of researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, saw the graphenelike layered crystal
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03/27/2018
120W DIN Rail DC/DC Converter Meets Both Railway and ITE Safety Standards
MEAN WELL is proud to announce the DDR-120(120W) series to enable DIN Rail DC/DC integration into higher power applications. Since the DDR-120 series is designed to meet both railway and ITE safety standards, it is suitable for DC/DC applications such as, industrial & railway control, security control, and
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03/27/2018
Low-Profile Power Inductors Designed for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
TDK Corporation announces the MLD2012 series of multilayer inductors for automotive power circuits. The new components that are based on a ferrite core are available in a compact IEC 2012 (EIA 0805) package with a footprint of 2.0 mm x 1.25 mm and an insertion height of just 0.5 mm. The power inductors, which
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03/27/2018
Switch Series Isolates Each Computer Source and Security Classification, While Sharing Multiple Peripherals
IRVINE, CA – ATEN Technology, Inc. announced the expansion of its enterprise KVM solutions line with the launch of a new series of Secure KVM switches. The 18 new secure KVM switches are compliant with PSS PP v3.0 (Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Switch, Version 3.0) and certified by the National
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03/27/2018
Light for the Technology of the Future

The first beam of light leaves the test beamline at its end.

Increasing miniaturization in the microelectronic sector has created inevitable facts: In the future, structures on microchips and on other components will have to be manufactured by means of lithography in the EUV range, which means using extremely short wavelengths of just 13.5 nm. For test measurements, the
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03/26/2018
Increasing Temperatures in Cooling Systems
For the very first time, scientists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the University of Leicester and the University of Vigo have proven that the kinetic energy from particles in granular gases such as dust clouds can rise temporarily even though energy is constantly being drawn
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03/23/2018
Gas Hydrate Research: Advanced Knowledge and new Technologies
Until the end of the 20th century, gas hydrates were considered a rare curiosity. The ice-like compounds of water molecules, including methane and other gases, unintentionally appeared, for example, in gas pipelines. It was not until the 1990s that German and international scientists revealed that the continental
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03/23/2018
30' Trailer-Mounted, Solar-Powered Generator Features Pneumatic Tower Mast
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC releases a trailer-mounted 480 watt solar powered generator, with an attached pneumatic tower mast that reaches 30 feet. This clean-energy alternative to fuel-generator powered systems provides operators with a platform to deploy their own equipment and devices securely
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03/23/2018
Tantalum Capacitors Intended for Non-Critical Medical Devices
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has released the new T4Z Medical Series HRC4000 medical-grade tantalum capacitors. Designed to replace commercial capacitors in the filtering, hold-up, and charging circuits of non-critical medical devices that require high-reliability and strict change control, including:
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03/22/2018
18 kW DC-DC Power Shelf Solution Designed for CORD & Open Compute Project Applications
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection, a Bel group company, announces the SPSPFF3 System (Power Modules, Shelf, Controller and Power Distribution Unit (PDU)). These products are designed for systems and applications where DC-DC conversion from an existing -48 V supply to 12 V is required, such
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03/22/2018
Murata releases new 1W regulated SMT DC-DC converter
Murata has expanded its product range of embedded-core technology DC-DC converters with the NXF1 series, a cost effective, fully regulated, high isolation converter with 3.3 V or 5 V outputs from Murata Power Solutions. Inputs available are nominal 3.3 V and 5 V
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03/21/2018
Toshiba releases N-channel MOSFET driver ICs
Toshiba Electronics Europe today announced the launch of two new N-channel MOSFET drivers suitable for rapid-charging and other high current applications. The new TCK401G (active-high) and TCK402G (active-low)
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03/21/2018
WÃrth Elektronik eiSos joins STMicroelectronics Partner Program to one common goal: success for their customer!
Würth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, has joined the partner program of STMicroelectronics. The goal of the initiative set up by ST, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
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03/21/2018
New 200-watt development system: Combining wireless power and data transmission
Under the name 760308EMP-WPT-200W, Würth Elektronik eiSos and Infineon Technologies are offering a 200-watt development system for wireless power transfer. What makes the development kit special is that the link between the transmitter and receiver coils can be
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03/21/2018
MIPAQ Pro, the intelligent device for smart grids
Infineon Technologies has optimized its high power intelligent power module (IPM) MIPAQ Pro for the fields of energy storage and smart grid. Customers now profit from complete monitoring and easy scalability of the IPM. Additional features comprise of higher power
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03/21/2018
Toshiba launches 1.5A LDO regulators in ultra-small package
Toshiba Electronics Europe has started shipping a new low-dropout (LDO) regulator series in the industry’s smallest WCSP6F package measuring just 1.2mm x 0.8mm x 0.3mm. The TCR15AG series comprises of 47 different voltage options and is suitable for any mobile
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03/21/2018
Murata launches ultra-efficient 1/16th brick DC/DC converters for industrial and railway applications
Murata launches its latest in a series of encapsulated DC-DC converters designed specifically for industrial, industrial mobility and railway applications. The 50 watt IRS-Q48 series from Murata Power Solutions provides market-leading efficiency using the latest
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03/21/2018
Maxim's Himalaya uSLIC Solution, the Industry's Smallest Power Modules, Revolutionizes Design for Highly Space-Constrained Applications
Designers working on space-constrained applications can now dramatically reduce solution size and increase efficiency with the family of micro system-level IC ("uSLIC") modules from Maxim Integrated Products. The MAXM17532 and MAXM15462 ultra-small (2.6mm
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03/21/2018
Power Industry Leaders Create Alliance for 48V Direct-Conversion Applications
San Jose, Calif. – At the Open Compute U.S. Summit 2018, four leading suppliers of power solutions announced a new alliance, the Power Stamp Alliance, to create collaborative solutions for 48V-to-low-voltage on-board DC-DC power converters. These 48V direct conversion DC-DC modules - or ‘power stamps’
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03/20/2018
Ultra-Low Lead Content Thick Film Chip Resistors Offer Enhanced Reliability and Stability
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc. introduced a new series of ultra-low lead content thick film chip resistors. The Bourns Model CR-PF Series is RoHS compliant without exemptions, helping customers satisfy the movement to adopt more environmentally safe green technologies. Bourns designed its latest thick
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03/20/2018
TowerJazz and active-semi Announce the Ramp to Production of a Motor Driver IC on 200V SOI Technology
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel and DALLAS, Texas – TowerJazz announced the ramp to production of active-semi’s high-voltage integrated motor controller and driver PAC5232, using TowerJazz’s 200V power SOI technology (TS18SOI), addressing the emerging markets of battery-operated power and garden
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03/19/2018
TVS Diode Arrays Protect CAN BUS Lines from Damage Due to ESDs, EFTs, and Other Voltage Transients
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced a series of AEC-Q101-qualified TVS Diode Arrays optimized to protect automotive Controller Area Network (CAN) lines from damage due to electrostatic discharges (ESDs), electrical fast transients (EFTs), and other overvoltage transients. AQ24CANFD
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03/14/2018
60V/1A Buck LED Driver From Adds Dimming for Commercial Lighting
Plano, Texas – A wide input voltage range and integrated power MOSFET make the AL8862 buck LED driver a solution well-suited for developers of LED lighting drive circuits looking to minimize board space and reduce BoM cost with excellent analog and PWM dimming functions. With a typical output current accuracy
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03/14/2018
Protected Smart Load Switch Designed for USB Type-C Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced a new Type-C Power Delivery compliant load switch with up to 28V over-voltage protection.  AOZ1353 is a current-limited load switch with reverse current blocking capability intended for applications where internal circuitry
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03/14/2018
Smaller, Faster, Lighter Power Relays Enable New Class of Industrial Control Products
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- At APEC 2018, Menlo Micro announced its new 200V/10A Digital-Micro-Switch (DMS) Smart Power Relay technology. This technology represents another pivotal milestone for Menlo’s Digital-Micro-Switch platform.
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03/12/2018
Ultrafast Rectifiers in 5x6 Package Increase Power Density, Performance Efficiency, and Device Reliability
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced new 200 V FRED Pt Ultrafast recovery rectifiers in the thermally efficient FlatPAK 5x6 package with a low profile of < 1 mm. With long-term reliability assured through 2000 hours of high temperature reverse bias (HTRB) testing, the commercial / industrial
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03/12/2018
1200V SiC MOSFETs Feature Ultra-Low On-Resistances
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. added two 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) n‑channel, enhancement-mode MOSFETs to their expanding first-generation portfolio of power semiconductor devices. These new SiC MOSFETs are the latest products of a strategic partnership that Littelfuse formed with Monolith
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03/09/2018
Power-on-Package Solution Provides up to 1,000A Peak Current to Enable Higher XPU Performance
Andover, MA – Vicor Corporation announced a new Power-on-Package (“PoP”) ChiP-set including Modular Current Multipliers (“MCMs”) for high performance GPU, CPU, and ASIC (“XPU”) processors. PoP MCMs multiply current and divide voltage from a 48V source in close proximity to XPUs
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03/09/2018
GOLETA, Calif.—Transphorm Inc. released the first complete 3.3-kilowatt (kW) continuous conduction mode (CCM) bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction (PFC) reference design for high-voltage (HV) Gallium Nitride (GaN) power systems.
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03/09/2018
The World's First, Fully Integrated, 8-channel LED Boost Power Supply
SAN ANTONIO - APPLIED POWER ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (APEC) - pSemi Corporation (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) introduces the PE23300, the industry's only fully integrated LED boost power supply in package (PSiP) based on a charge-pump, switched-capacitor architecture that offloads most of the power-conversion
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03/09/2018
GCT Semiconductor Licenses CEVA Bluetooth Low Energy IP for its LTE IoT SoC
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., – CEVA, Inc. announced that GCT Semiconductor, Inc., (GCT) a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy (BLE) IP in its new GDM7243i LTE SoC solution for the
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03/09/2018
Dual 15A or Single 30A ÎModule Regulator with Stacked Inductor Package is 96% Peak Efficient
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTM4662, a dual 15A or single 30A step-down µModule regulator in a BGA package with an exposed stacked inductor for improved thermal dissipation properties. The remaining components, the MOSFETs, DC/DC controller and supporting components, are overmolded
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03/08/2018
Miniaturized Gate Drive Transformers in Planar Package Save Space Over Traditional Winding Technology
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.  introduced a new series of miniaturized gate drive transformers designed to save space in high-power military and aerospace, industrial, and medical applications. Featuring a compact 20.57 mm by 18.42 mm planar package with a low 11.43 mm profile, Vishay Custom
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03/08/2018
EpiGaN GaN/Si RF Material Technology at the Core of EU 5G Project SERENA
EpiGaN has a key position in the new EU research project SERENA ("gan-on-Silicon Efficient mm-wave euRopean systEm iNtegration platform"). SERENA sets out to develop a beamforming system platform for mm-wave multi-antenna arrays and to enable the functional
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03/07/2018
Wolfspeed’s High-Efficiency GaN HEMTs for RF Power Amps Now Shipping from Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the CG2H40xx and CG2H30070 gallium-nitride (GaN) high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) from Wolfspeed™, a Cree® company. Operating from a 28-volt rail, the two HEMTs offer a versatile, general-purpose broadband solution
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03/07/2018
NextPower 100V power MOSFETs from Nexperia feature low Qrr, and high 175°C rating
Nexperia announced its NextPower 100 V family of power MOSFETs which delivers low reverse recovery charge (Qrr) and includes parts that are qualified to 175°C in the LFPAK56 (PowerSO8) package. NextPower 100
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03/07/2018
KEMET Introduces KONNEKT Technology Enabling Higher Power Densities in Smaller Form Factors
KEMET announced new patented KONNEKT technology enabling high power density by combining multiple components into a single surface mountable package. This technology is designed for use by power electronics engineers where high-power density in a small form factor
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03/07/2018
Toshiba Launches High Peak Pulse Current TVS Diodes for Power Line Protection
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a new series of TVS diodes that protect USB power lines and power supply connectors used in mobile devices. Toshiba’s DF2SxxP2 series protects the power lines of smartphones
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03/07/2018
Power Integrations announced the release of its InnoSwitch3-Pro family of configurable off-line CV/CC and CP flyback switcher ICs. Capable of delivering up to 65 W and achieving up to 94% efficiency across line and load conditions, the new devices permit precise,
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03/07/2018
New PS/2 ATX flagship presented: High-end Industrial PC Power Supply with 80PLUS® Platinum for latest mainboard generations
The Industrial PC Power Supply BEA-550K is the new flagship of worldwide used BEA power supply series from Bicker Elektronik, Donauwoerth/Germany. The highly efficient and very robust 500 Watt IPC power supply impresses with uncompromising quality and longevity.
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03/07/2018
Converting CO2 Into Usable Energy

Brookhaven scientists are pictured at NSLS-II beamline 8-ID, where they used ultra-bright x-ray light to 'see' the chemical complexity of a new catalytic material. Pictured from left to right are Klaus Attenkofer, Dong Su, Sooyeon Hwang, and Eli Stavitski.

UPTON, NY - Imagine if carbon dioxide (CO2) could easily be converted into usable energy. Every time you breathe or drive a motor vehicle, you would produce a key ingredient for generating fuels. Like photosynthesis in plants, we could turn CO2 into molecules that are essential for day-to-day
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03/02/2018
Regulated Bus Converter Achieves 1300 W in a Quarter Brick Footprint
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection, a Bel group company announces the 0RQB-X3S11BG, a next generation regulated bus converter with 45-56 VDC input / 10.4 VDC @ 125 A output and offering up to 1300 W  in a quarter brick footprint. In a distributed power system, the demand
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03/01/2018
PSDcast - Using Silicon Carbide to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Silicon carbide

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re talking with Texas Instruments about a popular disruptive technology – silicon carbide gate drivers – and its potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in high-voltage applications. Texas
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03/01/2018