Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

February 2024
­Efficient, Compact MOSFET Modules in Full-Bridge Configurations

SemiQ’s high-performance 1200V SiC modules are designed to operate reliably in high-frequency and high-power environments.

  SemiQ unveiled the latest addition to the company’s QSiC family. The QSiC 1200V SiC MOSFET modules in full-bridge configurations deliver near zero switching loss, significantly improving efficiency, reducing heat dissipation, and allowing the use of smaller heatsinks.   With a high br
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Date:
02/26/2024

­Silanna Semiconductor Takes ACF Integration to Next Level

Highly integrated ACF controller simplifies and speeds design of high-efficiency, high-power-density AC/DC power supplies and adapters.

  Silanna Semiconductor has expanded its CO2 Smart Power Family of AC/DC and DC/DC converter technologies.   The new active clamp flyback (ACF) controller integrates adaptive digital PWM control with ultra-high-voltage (UHV) components comprising a 700 V primary GaN FET, X capacitor (X-Cap) d
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Date:
02/26/2024
TTI Europe Acquires Specialist Transportation Cable Assembly Manufacturer and Interconnect Distributor Raffenday Limited

Geoff Breed, Vice President Marketing TTI, Inc. – Europe

­TTI, Inc. – Europe, a leading specialty distributor of Interconnect, Passive, Electromechanical, Sensor, Discrete and Powercomponents, announces the acquisition of Raffenday Ltd. With production and a distribution center in the UK plus facilities in Slovakia, Raffenday’s high-quality, technical
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Date:
02/21/2024
Under Pressure - Space Exploration in our Time

Thomas Zurbuchen, Michelle Hanlon, and David Malaspina speak with science journalist, Nadia Drake about space exploration, diverse collaborations, and ethical policies.

­In the past decade, humanity has seen the birth and expansion of a commercial space sector with new, private players, addressing technological challenges - from space launch to communication and satellite imagery of Earth. Last year, the global space industry skyrocketed launching more than 2,660* satellites in
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Date:
02/19/2024
­SBDs Achieve Class-Leading Reverse Recovery Time

ROHM has developed 100V breakdown Schottky barrier diodes (SBDs) that deliver industry-leading reverse recovery time (trr).

  The SBDs are intended for applications including power supply and protection circuits in automotive, industrial, and consumer applications.   Although numerous types of diodes exist, highly efficient SBDs are increasingly being used inside a variety of applications. Particularly SBDs with a trench
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Date:
02/18/2024
­GaN FETs Deliver Power Density and Efficiency

EPC GaN FETs leverage drivers and controllers by Analog Devices to simplify GaN design, increase efficiency, reduce cooling cost.

  EPC announces the availability of several reference designs that feature EPC GaN FETs and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) controllers. The newly released EPC9195 synchronous buck converter reference design board, operating at 750 kHz switching frequency, converts an input voltage of 36 V - 48 V to a regu
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Date:
02/18/2024
­Farnell Adds Murata’s Latest DC-DC Converters

­Farnell Adds Murata’s Latest DC-DC Converters

  Murata Power Solutions is known worldwide as the leading manufacturer of DC-DC converters as well as compact, high-efficiency power products designed to address power application requirements of all sizes.   The new products added to the range carried by Farnell include the MGN1 series of DC-DC conv
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Date:
02/18/2024
­0.635 mm pitch, Slim Body Edge Rate Connectors

­Samtec 0.635 mm pitch, Slim Body Edge Rate Connectors

  It also includes a lower-profile 5 mm mated height. ERF6 & ERM6 Series Edge Rate connectors support 56 Gbps PAM4 high-speed, rugged mezzanine applications for industrial, embedded vision, instrumentation and monitoring, drones, and robotics.   ERF6 & ERM6 have two rows of pins while ma
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Date:
02/18/2024
Würth Optocouplers in Flyback Converters Application Note

Würth Optocouplers in Flyback Converters Application Note

­  The guide is aimed at developers looking to use a DC/DC flyback converter to achieve greater stability and reliability in power supply design. It might also be useful for those who use optocouplers for galvanic isolation of the feedback path. Applications include primary and auxiliary power supplies f
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Date:
02/18/2024
Renesas Electronics Announces Intent to Acquire Altium

Hidetoshi Shibata, CEO of Renesas

­Renesas Electronics Corporation and Altium Limited (“Altium”, ASX: ALU), a global leader in electronics design systems, today announced they have entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement (“SIA”) for Renesas to acquire Altium by way of a Scheme of Arrangement under Australian law (“Scheme”). Un
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Date:
02/15/2024
KYOCERA AVX Releases TCD Series DLA 04051 & COTS-Plus Conductive Polymer Capacitors

KAVX034 TCD Series DLA & COTS-Plus Capacitors

­KYOCERA AVX released the new TCD Series DLA 04051 and COTS-Plus conductive polymer capacitors. These new high-reliability conductive polymer capacitors are engineered for use in demanding military, aerospace, defense, and industrial applications, including power supplies and filtering circuits, and compliant wi
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Date:
02/13/2024
General Micro Systems Lightweight, Smart, Rugged Tablet/Display Adds Flexibility, Portability, and Intelligence to the Battlefield

The X9 Spider Thunderbolt Tablet/Display offers the ultimate in battlefield flexibility, portability and intelligence as a rugged mounted display or
operation as a compact, hand-held computer

The smart version of ­General Micro Systems’ recently introduced high-definition (HD) rugged Thunderbolt display adds the Qualcomm® QRB6165 embedded/AI processor, uniquely enabling the tablet to be mounted on a ship or vehicle; mounted and then dismounted for portable operations or used exclusively as
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Date:
02/13/2024
­IP67 – even when unmated

Protective caps for binder's 670- and 770-series cable connectors reliably protect the components against any ingress of dust and liquids when unmated.

  The requirements of protection degree IP67 are thereby met. binder, a leading supplier of industrial circular connectors, is adding protective caps for the cable connectors to its NCC (Not Connected Closed) 670- and 770-series portfolio. Their task is to prevent the ingress of particles and humidity
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Date:
02/12/2024
­Innovative Double-Sided Cooling DFN 5x6 Package

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has announced the AONA66916, a 100V MOSFET packaged in a top and bottom side cooling DFN 5 x 6 package.

  Delivering a state-of-the-art package that keeps its semiconductor products cooler, AOS is taking a huge step in enabling engineers to develop more efficient designs in telecommunications and industrial applications that must frequently operate in harsh conditions.   Typically, when using
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Date:
02/12/2024
­SOT-223-3 600V MOSFETs Contribute to Smaller Designs

ROHM has added a lineup of compact 600V Super Junction MOSFETs – the R6004END4 / R6003KND4 / R6006KND4 / R6002JND4 / R6003JND4.

  These devices are ideal for small lighting power supplies, pumps, and motors. In recent years, power supplies for lighting and motors for pumps are required to be smaller as devices become more sophisticated – spurring the demand for compact MOSFETs that are essential for switching operation.  
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Date:
02/12/2024
Temperature Sensor Market Set to Surge at 5.4 % CAGR, to Reach USD 10.1 billion by 2031

Temperature Sensor Market Set to Surge at 5.4 % CAGR, to Reach USD 10.1 billion by 2031

­The global temperature sensor market was projected to attain US$ 6 billion in 2022. It is anticipated to garner a 5.4% CAGR from 2022 to 2031 and by 2031, the market is likely to attain US$ 10.1 billion by 2031. A temperature sensor is an electrical device that detects and measu
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Date:
02/12/2024
Exploring new Futures in Space: A Revolutionary Integration of Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, and Space Exploration

Doppelgängers3, A film by Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian

­The SETI Institute, leading humanity's quest to understand the origins and prevalence of life and intelligence in the universe and share that knowledge with the world, is pioneering innovative approaches to understanding our place in the cosmos. The SETI Institute is proud to support a groundbreaking project fro
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Date:
02/12/2024
Dual-Channel High-Side Switches for Robust Automotive Protection

Dual-Channel High-Side Switches for Robust Automotive Protection

  The ZXMS82090S14PQ, ZXMS82120S14PQ, and ZXMS82180S14PQ switches are an expansion of the company’s IntelliFET self-protected MOSFET portfolio. These intelligent switches deliver high power within a compact footprint while also providing robust protection and diagnostic capabilities. The series is d
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Date:
02/09/2024
­Automotive Power Inductors Bring 38% Reduction in DC Resistance

­Automotive Power Inductors Bring 38% Reduction in DC Resistance

  Compared with existing products in the Murata DFE2MCAH_J0 series, the 0.33µH part, for example achieves the highest standards in the industry with a reduction of 38% in DC resistance to 18 mOhm along with a 31% increase in rated current to 5.1 A for the same temperature rise. Rated current for a sp
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Date:
02/09/2024
­Würth Elektronik extends MagI³C-FISM family

­Würth Elektronik extends MagI³C-FISM family

  The device is 100% pin-to-pin compatible with the previous MagI³C-FISM. It has improved properties: the efficiency goes up to 84 percent, the ambient temperature range has been increased to 105°C and the isolation voltage is 3 kV (for 60 seconds). Like some of its predecessors, this power module ha
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Date:
02/08/2024
­AT Series connectors from Amphenol now at Rutronik

­AT Series connectors from Amphenol now at Rutronik

  These heavy-duty, waterproof connectors are available in different form factors as well as BoardLock, StructurePlus, LED, HYPERBUSS, and PanelMate options. They are a cost-effective choice and have been developed to be compatible with all other existing standard products industrywide. Designed to IP68
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Date:
02/08/2024
­Conesys MIL-DTL-26482 connectors from Powell Electronics

­Conesys MIL-DTL-26482 connectors from Powell Electronics

    Rugged miniature cylindrical Conesys MIL-DTL-26482 connectors are immediately available through Powell Electronics   The components feature a reliable bayonet coupling design with rear-removable crimp contacts.   The Conesys MIL-DTL-26482 connectors are available with
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Date:
02/08/2024
­PI introduces InnoSwitch5 offline flyback switcher IC

­PI introduces InnoSwitch5 offline flyback switcher IC

  The single-chip switcher achieves over 95 percent efficiency with a novel secondary-side control scheme which achieves zero-voltage switching (ZVS) without a dedicated and costly additional high voltage switch. The new IC, which features a 750 V or a 900 V PowiGaN™ primary switch, primary-side contr
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Date:
02/08/2024
High Voltage GaN Transistors for Speed and Efficiency

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Figure 1: Doped silicon transistor cross section compared to GaN HEMT

The high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) is a relative newcomer in the world of mass-produced power switching devices.  Unlike its traditional doped Silicon counterpart, HEMTs are heterojunction devices built using two semiconductor materials with distinct bandgap voltages.  First demonstrated in the late 19
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Date:
02/04/2024
Taking Aerospace and Defense to New Heights

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Figure 1: Personal use electric aircraft are being developed by many companies around the world, most powered by multiple permanent magnet motors

High-performance permanent magnet motors are propelling major technological progress in the aerospace and defense sectors. These mission-critical applications include propulsion and power generation systems in military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, drones, portable munitions, and armored vehicles. Furth
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Date:
02/01/2024
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