Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

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
SiC MOSFETs Reduce Switching and Conduction Losses
TUCSON, Arizona, U.S.A. – The SA110 is Apex Microtechnology’s first high-current, high-voltage half H-bridge to combine silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs with a gate drive in a single module device. This hybrid switching amplifier also features digital gate driver control, a very high 400 kHz MAX switching
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09/27/2018
Test Tools with Two True-Differential Time-Domain Reflectometers
Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.– Teledyne LeCroy announced the launch of Teledyne Test Tools (T3), a branded portfolio that adds a comprehensive range of test equipment to the Teledyne LeCroy product offering. T3 products complement and leverage Teledyne LeCroy’s decades-long leadership in oscilloscope
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09/25/2018

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
Power Detector Family With Integrated Directional Couplers
Lowell, Massachusetts– MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”) announced its new MACP Series of high-performance power detectors with integrated, low loss directional couplers, optimized for power monitoring and leveling in point-to-point radios, ISM, radar, VSAT, EW and aerospace and defense applications.
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09/24/2018
10kW High Power DC Programmable Laboratory Power Supply
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection, a Bel group company, announces the TSR10, a robust, high power 10 kW, DC programmable laboratory power supply. The TSR10 is a 3U, 19” rack mounted precision power supply which delivers clean and stable DC power, with operation allowed on any load from short-
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09/11/2018
 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
New models in Traco Power TPP 100 / TPP 150 series
The two new power supplies feature;   Extended operating temperature range –25°C to +85°C Certified to IEC/EN/ES 60601-1 3rd edition for 2xMOPP Certified to IEC/EN/UL 60950-1 EMC compliance to IEC/EN/ES 60601-2 4th edition Ready to meet
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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
Rolling out the Red Carpet for Test and Measurement
Football, pumpkin spice lattes, and back to school – it’s the September issue of Power Systems Design! By the time you read this, you may have heard our PSDcast on a rather unique 3D-printing
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09/04/2018
PSDcast A 3D-Printed Robotic Fish
In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re taking a very special look at an award-winning 3D-printing application. Jefferson Talbot recently graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, and while there, he worked on a 3D Printed Robotic Fish,
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09/04/2018
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
End of an Era for Silicone Transformer Fluids?
Silicone oil has been used to cool transformers since PCBs were found to be harmful to humans and the environment, but are there better alternatives now? Glancing back to the 1970s, those of us in the power sector can remember when Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)were the cooling liquid of choice
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09/04/2018