Lighting & Illumination

September 2018
The Power and Evolution of GaN - Part 1

Figure 3: LiDAR car

Gallium nitride(GaN)-on-silicon low voltage power devices have enabled many new applications since commercial availability began in 2010. New markets, such as light detection and ranging (LiDAR),
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09/29/2018
Low-side gate driver ICs prevent false triggering of MOSFETs
Infineon’s 1EDN7550/1EDN8550 EiceDRIVER™, 1-channel low-side gate driver ICs with truly differential inputs, prevent false triggering of MOSFETs as control signal inputs are largely independent from ground potential. Infineon
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09/25/2018
A PIN Photodiode UV-Enhancement Process for High Sensitivity
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. announced the global market introduction of its Series 4 UV-enhancement process for PIN photodiodes.   The new Series 4 process allows for the optimization of Marktech PIN photodiodes for
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09/21/2018

350 FaradÂSuper CapacitorsÂOffer Low ESR, Low Cost
The newest series of super capacitors from Illinois Capacitor is the DGH Series, offering capacitance values up to 350 Farads.  This series continues a supercapacitor trend of incremental improvements, while achieving lower costs. The DGH Series includes 21 different value/voltage combinations, ranging
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09/17/2018
 Chassis Mount Ac-Dc Power Supplies in Low Profile Metal Case

CUI’s Power Group today announced a new line of compact, chassis mount ac-dc power supplies housed in an enclosed metal case.

The VGS‑B series offers power ratings from 35 to 350 W with low 30 mm profiles and compact packages as small as 99 x 82 x 30 mm (3.89 x 3.22 x 1.18 in). Delivering no-load power consumption as low as 0.3 W and an operating temperature range of -20 to +70°C, these rugged, metal enclosed power modules are ideal
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09/11/2018
Desktop medical & ITE 36-65-Watt power supplies

XP Power is launching its cost-effective AKM36/AKM45/AKM65 series of desktop AC-DC power supplies rated at 36W, 45W and 65W.

The supplies are aimed at the healthcare, ITE and industrial markets. All versions meet the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Level VI and EU CoC Tier 2 energy efficiency requirements while offering 2 x MOPP medical-grade isolation and very low no-load power consumption. AC input for all versions
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09/11/2018
TRACO POWER Group opens TRACO POWER France

TRACO POWER Group opens TRACO POWER France

Having worked for 30 years in the power supply industry in strategic positions of engineering and sales positions, he aims to make TRACO POWER the undisputed leader of DC/DC and AC/DC power conversion products in the region. A promising market. TRACO POWER Group decided to establish the new office
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09/11/2018
TIs’ LMG1020 low-side GaN driver now shipping from Mouser

TIs’ LMG1020 low-side GaN driver now shipping from Mouser

The single, low-side driver enables efficient, high-performance designs in speed-critical applications such as LiDAR, time-of-flight laser drivers, facial recognition, augmented reality, and class E wireless chargers. The Texas Instruments LMG1020 low-side GAN driver, available from Mouser Electronics,
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09/11/2018
The device contains all the necessary components that would otherwise have take up extra space on the circuit board - and all in the same size socket as before. Integral transformers
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09/11/2018
 Maintenance-free Supercap energy storage for modular DC UPS
The two new DC UPS modules Bicker UPSI-1208 (12VDC) and Bicker UPSI-2406 (24VDC) are available in combination with the maintenance-free Supercap energy storage units Bicker BP-SUC (up to 3.6 kJ). The supplied DC consumers are reliably protected against power failures, flicker or voltage fluctuations in unstable
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09/11/2018
Testing Times
Welcome to the September edition of Power System Design. I hope you managed to have a nice summer break and are ready for a busy backend to the year. Since this year is an electronica year, it is destined to be a lot busier than normal. Myself, I managed to get away for a couple of weeks to Tenerife. It was
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09/04/2018
Rugged Connectors Designed for Automotive LED Light Systems
RICHMOND, VA -- ERNI connectors supporting advanced automotive headlamps systems deliver ruggedness, reliability, and long-term operation - all in a miniature and lightweight package. ERNI has established a connector offering that is designed to meet the needs of automotive lighting systems. The
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Date:
09/03/2018