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Lighting & Illumination

June 2016
Rutronik now carries 650V fast body diode MOSFETs from Vishay

Vishay fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs

With the new 650V EF series, distributor Rutronik presents Vishay’s expanded portfolio of fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs. It includes the Vishay Siliconix SiHx21N65EF, SiHx28N65EF, and SiHG33N65EF, providing additional voltage headroom for industrial, telecom, and renewable energy applications.
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06/15/2016
Working in the industry, we live very close to the developments that are advancing our technology and the systems based upon them. We see nascent science turn into rough prototypes and then into finished products on a regular basis. We are familiar, even if not comfortable, with the rapid pace of progress and
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06/13/2016
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the continuing adoption of Digital Power System Management (DPSM) within the communications and computer industries continues to be driven, in large part, to the high current levels demanded by the sub-20nm ASICs and/or FPGAs that are at the core of their system architecture.
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06/13/2016

Harsh environments are a reality for many electrical systems used in motor control or solenoid control applications.  The electronics that control motors and solenoids are by necessity in close proximity to the high currents and voltages used to create the physical movement required by the end application.  In
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06/13/2016
There have been several comparisons of eGaN FETs with silicon MOSFETs in a variety of applications, including hard-switched, soft-switched, and high-frequency power conversion. These studies have shown that eGaN FETs have large efficiency and power density advantages over silicon MOSFETs. Here we’ll focus
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06/13/2016
Portable electronics devices (such as smartphones) are having more and more functionality squeezed into them all the time. Simultaneously, there are exacting pressures being placed upon engineers to lengthen the period these devices can last between battery recharges and bring device models to market with sleeker
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06/13/2016
Building on the new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge announced last week during the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Energy Department is announcing funding for nine research and development projects that will support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development, and manufacturing
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06/13/2016
In this article we’ll show how a third way of defining average current leads to an infinite gain of the modulator gain for current-mode systems. Another simple derivation produces a fourth expression for the modulator gain, thus completing the set of gains to be found in the literature. Different
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06/11/2016
Integration or optimizationâ€which comes first?

Larry Spaziani, GaN Systems

At APEC 2016 it became abundantly clear to the industry that GaN transistors are here, they're now, and they're proliferating. GaN Systems, EPC, Transphorm, Panasonic, Infineon, Texas Instruments, and other manufacturers and developers all displayed GaN products in varying readiness, from existing only
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06/11/2016
Power Integrations' LYTSwitch-1 LED driver ICs reduce complexity in lighting systems

LYTSwitch-1 single-stage, non-isolated, buck topology LED driver IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED driver ICs, a announced its LYTSwitch-1 single-stage, non-isolated, buck topology LED driver IC family. Featuring a very compact footprint, the IC enables the design of LED bulbs and tubes with high constant-current accuracy while using a
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06/09/2016
Cut-2-Size backlighting kit from Lumitex is ideal for prototype devices

Cut-2-Size Backlighting Kit

Lumitex, a leader in thin, engineered lighting solutions, announced the availability of its first-ever, innovative Cut-2-Size Backlighting Kit. Created for design engineers who need quick prototype backlighting for membrane switches, keypads, overlays, LCDs or other graphics displays, the Cut-2-Size Backlighting
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06/02/2016
TI claims industry’s highest current 40-A, 16-V(in) converter

SWIFT TPS548D22 buck converter

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 40-A, 16-VIN synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with true differential remote-voltage sensing. The SWIFT TPS548D22 buck converter features a small PowerStack package and integrated MOSFETs to drive application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and digital
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Date:
06/01/2016
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