Lighting & Illumination
DURHAM, N.C. - Cree, Inc. announces the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Lighting Products business unit (“Cree Lighting”), which includes the LED lighting fixtures, lamps and corporate lighting solutions business for commercial, industrial and consumer applications, to IDEAL INDUSTRIES,
SiC JFETs for Low Power AC/DC Flyback Converters
March 19, 2019, Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) Anaheim CA, and Princeton,New Jersey: UnitedSiC, a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, today announced it has released a range of SiC JFET die suitable for co-packaging with a controller IC with built in low
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Fabless power semiconductor company Helix Semiconductors announced sampling of its MxC 300 AC-DC power ICs. The MxC 300 is a two-chip solution that offers the highest power density in the industry – up to 10x higher than transformer-based solutions – for 65W AC-DC power supply products.
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Brightworks Technology, Inc., announces its new development initiative to produce market-leading, reliable, efficient, compact and water-resistant AC/DC LED drivers for demanding outdoor, architectural lighting, signage, and horticulture applications. Brightworks’ Silverback series which
Chris Dries, President and CEO at UnitedSiC
March 18, 2019, Princeton, New Jersey and Norwood, Massachusetts: UnitedSiC, a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, today announced a strategic investment and long-term supply agreement from Analog Devices, Inc.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announces the EPC2052, a 100 V GaN transistor with a maximum RDS(on) of 13.5mΩ and a 74 A pulsed output current for high efficiency power conversion in a tiny 2.25mm2 footprint.
Applications demanding higher efficiency
Last month, we did a PSDcast with PowerAmerica, a Department of Energy institute tasked with accelerating the commercialization of wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. And with the
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Figure 1. Boost topology for generating a high voltage from a low voltage
If a high voltage needs to be generated from a low voltage, a boost converter can be used. This represents one of the three elementary switching regulator topologies and requires only two switches, an inductor, and input and output capacitors. Besides the boost converter, the other basic topologies are the buck
Kevin Parmenter, Field Applications Manger, Taiwan Semiconductor
The promise of wide bandgap semiconductors (WBG) are higher switching frequency and higher operating temperatures perhaps smaller sizes, greater efficiencies and perhaps higher reliability, less size, less cooling – no fans for example, smaller heatsinks, smaller capacitors, less weight and overall better
(SHANGHAI) – I-Star Lighting continues to expand its product portfolio available in the North American market.
According to Melissa Chen, vice president of I-Star Lighting. “This year we are introducing a number of new LED drivers that enable our customers to develop more innovative and dynamic
Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced the LGA50D dc-dc module, which offers one of the highest current density ratings in the industry. With a footprint of just 1 x 0.5 inches or 25.4 x 12.5mm, this innovative non-isolated unit offers two independent and
ROHM today announced the availability of the SMLD12WBN1W, a White chip LED with 1608 (1.6x0.8mm) size that achieves class-leading reliability. This new package offers superior mountability and long operational life, which makes it ideal for use in display panels
Dialog Semiconductor unveiled the SmartBond DA1469x family of Bluetooth low energy SoCs, its most advanced, feature-rich range of multi-core microcontroller units (MCUs) for wireless connectivity. The new product family which includes four variants, builds on the
e-peas has announced the introduction of a new power management IC specifically optimized for energy harvesting from thermal sources in wireless sensors application.
Supplied in a space-saving 28-pin QFN package,
Powerbox announces the introduction of its ENI250A series designed to deliver peak power to motor start or/and high capacitive loads in factory automation applications. The three-phase ENI250A series is housed in an IP54 case, delivers a constant 250W and up to 480W
Microchip announces an automotive-qualified USB 3.1 Gen1 SmartHub IC, offering up to 10 times faster data rates over existing USB 2.0 solutions and reducing indexing times to improve the user experience in vehicles. To support the rising adoption of USB Type-C in
Nexperia announced that over twenty logic types in the company’s space-saving leadless MicroPak packages are now AEC-Q100 qualified.
These logic solutions are the smallest devices of their type suitable for
The new Han ES Press HMC (High Mating Cycles) connector series from HARTING combines the facility to be installed quickly without tools with extremely robust construction that allows the devices to handle at least 10,000 mating cycles.
In the ETH lab, shining a light through the center of a transparent pane coated with nanoparticles prevents the lit area from fogging.
Anyone who skis, wears glasses, uses a camera or drives a car is familiar with the problem: if you come into a humid environment from the cold, your eyewear, camera lens or windshield can quickly fog up. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a new transparent material coating that greatly reduces this
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Figure 1: Core material performance curves
What do new applications need in order to take advantage of new devices like wide band-gap semiconductors? They need the best inductors. And what is the best inductor for your application? Answering that requires proper characterization of the inductors, which is more than can be conveniently obtained