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Alphawave Semi Unlocks 1.2 TBps Connectivity for High-Performance Compute and AI Infrastructure with 9.2 Gbps HBM3E Subsystem

Alphawave Semi Unlocks 1.2 TBps Connectivity for High-Performance Compute and AI Infrastructure with 9.2 Gbps HBM3E Subsystem

­Alphawave Semi announced a 9.2 Gbps HBM3E sub-system (PHY + Controller IP) silicon platform. Based on the company’s proven HBM3E IP, the platform takes chiplet-enabled memory bandwidth to new heights of 1.2 Terabytes per second (TBps), addressing the demand for ultra-high-speed connectivity in high-performance co
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Date:
06/21/2024
Advanced Energy Expands Family of All-in-One Capacitor Charging and Power Platforms for Medical Applications

Advanced Energy Expands Family of All-in-One Capacitor Charging and Power Platforms for Medical Applications

­Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. has announced the FlexiCharge FC2500, expanding its industry-leading portfolio of all-in-one, intelligent system power and capacitor charger platform that simplifies and speeds design of medical laser systems and electrosurgery applications such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Th
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Date:
06/21/2024
Mobix Labs Collaborates to Develop Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient 5G Base Station Solutions

Fabian Battaglia, CEO of Mobix Labs

­Mobix Labs Inc. announced a strategic partnership with TalkingHeads Wireless (THW) to develop a new generation of cost-effective, energy-efficient 5G base stations. THW’s 5G radio solution uses AI technology to optimize tower energy consumption, while Mobix Labs’ broad portfolio of products in
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Date:
06/21/2024
Renesas' R-Car Open Access Platform Accelerates Software-Defined Vehicle Development With Market-Ready Software

Renesas' R-Car Open Access Platform Accelerates Software-Defined Vehicle Development With Market-Ready Software

­Renesas Electronics Corporation launched R-Car Open Access (RoX), a development platform for software-defined vehicles (SDVs) that integrates all essential hardware, operating systems (OS), software and tools needed for automotive developers to rapidly develop next-generation vehicles with secure and continuous so
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Date:
06/21/2024
Renesas Completes Acquisition of Transphorm

Chris Allexandre, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Power at Renesas

­Renesas Electronics Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Transphorm, Inc., a global leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors, as of June 20, 2024. With the closing of the acquisition now completed, Renesas will immediately start offering GaN-based power products an
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Date:
06/20/2024
Mersen Expands Range of Higher Amperage 1500VDC Helioprotection PV Fuses

Mersen Expands Range of Higher Amperage 1500VDC Helioprotection PV Fuses

­Mersen is excited to announce the extension of its line of new 1500VDC HelioProtection 20x65mm PV fuses. With the addition of 63A and 65A fuses in both ferrule and crimp cap models, Mersen HP15P fuses are now available in ampere ratings from 20A-65A. Mersen’s HP15P Series 1500VDC HelioProtection fuses&nbs
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Date:
06/19/2024
Low-Profile 550W AC-DC Power Supplies Offer Convection, Conduction and Fan-Cooled Ratings for Medical and Industrial Applications

Low-Profile 550W AC-DC Power Supplies Offer Convection, Conduction and Fan-Cooled Ratings for Medical and Industrial Applications

­XP Power announces a new series of low profile 550W AC-DC power supplies that are rated for convection cooling, conduction cooling and forced-air cooling. Approved for use in both medical and industrial applications; the new PSUs are suited to a wide range of applications – including sealed enclosure environments. In the medic
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Date:
06/19/2024
Sunmaxx PVT and Oxford PV Produce the World's Most Efficient and 100% European-Made Solar PVT Module

Sunmaxx PVT and Oxford PV Produce the World's Most Efficient and 100% European-Made Solar PVT Module

­Sunmaxx PVT, a leading developer and manufacturer of photovoltaic-thermal solar modules, and Oxford PV, a producer of high-efficiency tandem solar cells, announced the launch of “Solar Hammer,” the most innovative solar PVT module to date. This partnership marks the first use of perovskite-on-silicon tandem so
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Date:
06/19/2024
Hofer Powertrain Redefines Battery Development Standards, Eliminating one Sample Phase

Innovative development and testing approaches enable high-maturity, safe, and efficient high-performance batteries

­With a strong development approach, hofer powertrain, a development and technology partner for efficient drivetrain solutions, is setting new standards in battery development. Through a deep understanding and seamless interplay of thermal, mechanical, and safety design, the company enables OEMs and battery de
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Date:
06/19/2024
Power Supplies with EtherCAT Interface now Available from PULS

Power Supplies with EtherCAT Interface now Available from PULS

­PULS, a technology and market leader in DIN-Rail power supplies, can now provide from stock three new DIN rail power supplies with 240 W and 480 W output power and integrated EtherCAT interface. The new power supplies with EtherCAT interface enable efficient and time-saving configuration, operation monitorin
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Date:
06/19/2024
KYOCERA AVX Launches New Solderless WTB Card-Edge Connectors

KYOCERA AVX Launches New Solderless WTB Card-Edge Connectors

­KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, launched the new 9169-000 Series single-piece wire-to-board card-edge connectors. The new 9169-000 Series wire-to-board card-edge connectors combine two field
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Date:
06/19/2024
Hybrid Transceiver is an Ideal Space-Saving Solution

Hybrid Transceiver is an Ideal Space-Saving Solution

­Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel Fuse company, and global leader in delivering reliable connectivity solutions, today is launching its highly ruggedized H28-100G-SR4 Transceiver. This new product boasts a BGA mounting bracket and electrical interposer, making it an ideal, space-saving solution for engineers. The four TX a
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Date:
06/19/2024
Rice Lab Achieves Major Gains in Perovskite Solar Cell Stability

Aditya Mohite is Rice University’s William M. Rice Trustee Professor, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and faculty director of the Rice Engineering Initiative for Energy Transition and Sustainability. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

­Solar power is not only the fastest growing energy technology in recent history but also one of the cheapest energy sources and the most impactful in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A Rice University study featured on the cover of today’s issue of S
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Date:
06/19/2024
Researchers use Large Language Models to Help Robots Navigate

Researchers use Large Language Models to Help Robots Navigate

­Someday, you may want your home robot to carry a load of dirty clothes downstairs and deposit them in the washing machine in the far-left corner of the basement. The robot will need to combine your instructions with its visual observations to determine the steps it should take to complete this task. For an AI age
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Date:
06/17/2024
New Study Offers a Better Way to Make AI Fairer for Everyone

New Study Offers a Better Way to Make AI Fairer for Everyone

­In a new paper, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Stevens Institute of Technology show a new way of thinking about the fair impacts of AI decisions. They draw on a well-established tradition known as social welfare optimization, which aims to make decisions fairer by focusing on the ov
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Date:
06/17/2024
New Computer Chips Show Promise for Reducing Energy Footprint of Artificial Intelligence

Sieun Chae, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Oregon State University

­An Oregon State University College of Engineering researcher has helped develop a new artificial intelligence chip that could improve energy efficiency six times over the current industry standard. As the use of artificial intelligence soars, so does the amount of energy it requires. Projections show arti
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Date:
06/17/2024
Wärtsilä Introduces New Connector Module for Engine Power Plants

Wärtsilä Introduces New Connector Module for Engine Power Plants

Technology group Wärtsilä introduces Wartsila Connector Module, an enhanced engine auxiliary module design for Wartsila’s proven 18V50SG Engine Power Plants. The new Wärtsilä Connector Module is a significant advancement in engineering, offering substantial improvements in the construction, installation, an
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Date:
06/17/2024
Three Phase EMC Filters from EMIS Designed for Motor and Power Drive Systems

Three Phase EMC Filters from EMIS Designed for Motor and Power Drive Systems

­The global EMC solutions provider EMIS offer a range of three phase, dual stage EMC filters designed for motor and power drive systems. The TMF3221/TMF3222 family can provide superior attenuation performance and suppress conducted noise even when high interference levels are present. The TMF3221/TMF3222 are housed in a
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Date:
06/17/2024
Qorvo Delivers Superior Ku-Band SATCOM Performance with Three Compact, High-Power MMIC Amplifiers

Qorvo Delivers Superior Ku-Band SATCOM Performance with Three Compact, High-Power MMIC Amplifiers

­Qorvo announced three new MMIC power amplifiers designed specifically for Ku-Band satellite communications (SATCOM) terminals. These products are the latest additions to a family of devices designed to enhance performance and efficiency in satellite uplink systems, supporting the growing demand for high-speed da
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Date:
06/17/2024
STMicroelectronics Reveals Intelligent Automotive Circuit Breaker Featured for Flexibility and Functional Safety

STMicroelectronics Reveals Intelligent Automotive Circuit Breaker Featured for Flexibility and Functional Safety

­STMicroelectronics has commenced production of automotive high-side power switches with proprietary intelligent fuse protection and a serial peripheral interface (SPI) for diagnostic data, permitting enhanced resilience and functional safety. The quad-channel VNF9Q20F is the first in a new family of
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Date:
06/17/2024
TDK Successfully Developed a Material for Solid-State Batteries with 100-Times Higher Energy Density

TDK successfully developed a material for solid-state batteries with 100-times higher energy density

­TDK Corporation successfully developed a material for CeraCharge, a next-generation solid-state battery with an energy density of 1,000 Wh/L, approximately 100 times greater than the energy density of TDK’s conventional solid-state battery. TDK’s technology is aimed at a solution that can be utilized i
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Date:
06/17/2024
Report: Jet-Powered Biofuel is Weighed Down by Pollution and Loopholes

Lead photo: An ethanol facility in the U.S. Midwest. Photo by iStockphoto.

­Four hours north of New Orleans, in Columbia, Louisiana, a company called Louisiana Green Fuels (LGF) is hoping to build an enormous refinery that would transform trees into jet fuel. The first large-scale factory of its kind, the $2.5 billion project is an example of one of the fastest-growing segments of th
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Date:
06/14/2024
Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Highlights System Control Upgrades for Critical Power Equipment

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Highlights System Control Upgrades for Critical Power Equipment

­Russelectric, A Siemens Business, a leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, highlights its system control upgrades for critical power equipment for enhanced reliability, operational control, and ease-of-maintenance. These upgrades are a cost-effective alternative to
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Date:
06/14/2024
From Wearables to Swallowables: USC Engineering Researchers Create GPS-like Smart Pills with AI

From Wearables to Swallowables: USC Engineering Researchers Create GPS-like Smart Pills with AI

­Imagine finding your location without GPS. Now apply this to tracking an item in the body. This has been the challenge with tracking “smart” pills – pills equipped with smart sensors–once swallowed. At the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, innovations in wearable electronics and AI have led to the de
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Date:
06/13/2024
SETI Institute Launches Groundbreaking Technosignature Science and Technology

New, first-of-its-kind grants program aimed at advancing technosignature science and technology.

­The SETI Institute is announcing the launch of a pioneering grants program dedicated to advancing technosignature science. This first-of-its-kind initiative aims to support innovative research addressing criti-cal observational, theoretical, and technical questions in the search for technosig-natures that co
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Date:
06/13/2024
Metal Alloys That Can Take the Heat

Researchers have developed a tool to predict how new high-entropy alloys will behave under high-temperature oxidative environments. Development of new alloys is important for the aerospace and nuclear power industries.

­Cooks love stainless steel for its durability, rust resistance and even cooking when heated. But few know the secret that makes stainless steel so popular. It’s the metal chromium in stainless steel, which reacts with oxygen in the air to form a stable and protective thin coating for protecting the steel un
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Date:
06/13/2024
Unleashing the Power of Metamaterials to Improve MRI Imaging

Left: Various form-fitting coils are positioned on the MRI bed, designed to closely conform to diverse anatomical sites, enhancing MRI performance wirelessly and passively. Right: The cross-sectional view of a series of circular coaxially-shielded resonators with varying diameters....

­In recent years, the field of metamaterials has experienced substantial growth, revealing exciting potential, especially in advancing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. Three new studies led by Dr. Xin Zhang, a BU College of Engineering Distinguished Professor and a professor at the BU Ph
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Date:
06/13/2024
OptiMOS 7 MOSFETs Improve On-State Resistance, Design Robustness and Switching Efficiency in Automotive Applications

Infineon is expanding its portfolio of OptiMOS™ 7 MOSFETs for automotive applications, now offering 40 V, 80 V, and 100 V products in lead-free packages. These MOSFETs are optimized for various automotive and transportation applications.

­Infineon Technologies AG is expanding its portfolio of next-generation OptiMOS™ 7 MOSFETs for automotive applications: the portfolio of 40 V products now includes additional devices in robust, lead-free packages. In addition, 80 V and 100 V OptiMOS 7 MOSFETs are now also available. The MOSFETs are optimized fo
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Date:
06/13/2024
Crystal Battery Pioneer theion Opens Tech Centre in Berlin

theion Chairman Dr Gerhard Cromme opens the new Tech Centre together with the board

­Berlin-based battery company theion has opened its new Tech Centre in the science and technology park, Adlershof, one of Germany’s largest tech clusters, where its game-changing crystal batteries are being developed.  theion’s battery innovation is based on sulfur – a material available
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Date:
06/13/2024
Energy Harvesting Tech Transforms IoT and Consumer Electronics with Sustainable Power, says GlobalData

Saurabh Daga, Project Manager of Disruptive Tech at GlobalData

­Energy harvesting technologies are set to transform IoT and consumer electronics by providing sustainable, efficient, and innovative power solutions. These advancements aim to significantly reduce reliance on traditional batteries, addressing environmental concerns and enhancing device performance. By offering ec
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Date:
06/13/2024
Melexis Miniaturizes LED Drivers for Automotive Lighting

Melexis Miniaturizes LED Drivers for Automotive Lighting

­Melexis, an influential player in automotive LED drivers for ambient lighting, announces the extension of its LIN RGB family with the MLX81123. Built on the success of its predecessor, it delivers cost-effective performance and reliability in a small package. By leveraging a new supply chain, Melexis boosts co
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Date:
06/13/2024
Elma CMFF SAVE-compliant Chassis for Ground Combat and Tactical Vehicles Aligned to SOSA and CMOSS

Elma CMFF SAVE-compliant Chassis for Ground Combat and Tactical Vehicles Aligned to SOSA and CMOSS

­Elma Electronic Inc. has released a 3U CMFF (CMOSS mounted form factor) chassis that is both SOSA and CMOSS aligned as well as SAVE-compliant. The new, off-the-shelf unit is ideal for integrated command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C
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Date:
06/13/2024
Industry-First, Multi-Protocol I/O Connectivity Chiplet for High-Performance Compute and AI Infrastructure

Industry-First, Multi-Protocol I/O Connectivity Chiplet for High-Performance Compute and AI Infrastructure

­Alphawave Semi announced the successful tape-out of the industry’s first off-the-shelf multi-protocol I/O connectivity chiplet on TSMC’s 7nm process. Aggregating the company’s flexible and customizable connectivity IP, custom silicon and advanced packaging capabilities, the 7nm multi-standard I/O chip
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Date:
06/13/2024
40 V Rad Hard GaN FETs Set New Performance Standards for Space Applications

40 V Rad Hard GaN FETs Set New Performance Standards for Space Applications

­EPC Space announces the introduction two new rad-hard GaN discretes with low on-resistance and extremely low gate charge for high power density solutions that are lower cost and more efficient than the nearest comparable radiation-hardened silicon MOSFET. The EPC7001BSH is a Rad-Hard eGaN® 40 V,
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Date:
06/13/2024
AI Strategy May Promise Broader Use of Portable, Robotic Exoskeletons

Artificial Intelligence Strategy May Promise More Widespread Use of Portable Robotic Exoskeletons — on Earth and in Space

­Safer, more efficient movements for factory workers and astronauts, and improved mobility for people with disabilities could someday become a more widespread reality, thanks to new research published June 12 in the journal “Nature.” Called “exoskeletons,” wearable robotic frameworks for the human
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Date:
06/12/2024
SEGGER Introduces Device Provisioner for Target Device Configuration

SEGGER Introduces Device Provisioner for Target Device Configuration

­SEGGER announces the Device Provisioner for its Flasher family of in-circuit programmers and its J-Link and J-Trace family of market-leading debug and trace probes.  Modern chips require an increasing level of customer- and device-specific configuration. The driving force is securi
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Date:
06/12/2024
Maris Tech Collaborates with LightPath for AI-Ready Infrared Cameras

Israel Bar, CEO of Maris-Tech

­Maris-Tech Ltd. announced a collaboration with LightPath's in which Maris-tech integrated critical firmware and hardware to support AI algorithms embedded in LightPath's infrared cameras, completing a significant step in the evolution of LightPath's technology with the support of AI accelerated hardware, software and a
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Date:
06/12/2024
Murata Simplifies the Future of High-Efficient Networking, Computing, and Telecommunications Applications

Murata Simplifies the Future of High-Efficient Networking, Computing, and Telecommunications Applications

­Murata launched a new product for distributed power architectures and intermediate bus converters for a wide array of applications including networking, power-over-ethernet, computing, telecommunications, and wireless communication modules. The MPS0117V2NBC provides hardware engineers with the flexibility to
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Date:
06/12/2024
Ruggedized 30 and 40 Watt DC/DC Converters Designed for Railway and Harsh Industrial Applications

Ruggedized 30 and 40 Watt DC/DC Converters Designed for Railway and Harsh Industrial Applications

­TRACO Power is proud to announce the release of the new TEN 30UIR & TEN 40UIR series of 30 & 40 Watt full-featured DC/DC Converters with ultra-wide 9-75 or 14-160 VDC Input ranges. The TEN 30UIR comes in a compact 2 x 1” package and the TEN 40UIR comes in a 2 x 1.6" package including a pre
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Date:
06/11/2024
Power Integrations Revs Up Motor-Drive Offering With BridgeSwitch-2 BLDC IC Family

Power Integrations Revs Up Motor-Drive Offering With BridgeSwitch-2 BLDC IC Family

­Power Integrations enhanced its hardware-software bundle for brushless DC motors (BLDC) with BridgeSwitch™-2, a new high-voltage integrated half-bridge (IHB) motor-driver IC family targeting applications up to 1 HP (746 W). The new ICs, which feature high- and low-side drivers and advanced FREDFETs wi
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Date:
06/11/2024
Making Remanufacturing Profitable

Johan Vogt Duberg, new doctor of technology at Linköping University.

­Returning end-of-life products to as-new condition is called remanufacturing and can be an essential element in a circular economy. But for more industrial companies to take an interest in it, remanufacturing needs to be economically viable. In a doctoral thesis from Linköping University, Johan Vogt Duberg ha
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Date:
06/11/2024
Software Solution Optimizes Gigafactories and Meets Global Battery Demand

John Kem, president of American Battery Factory

­Honeywell announced the launch of its Battery Manufacturing Excellence Platform (Battery MXP), an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software solution designed to optimize the operation of gigafactories from day one by improving battery cell yields and expediting facility startups for manufacturers. With traditional st
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Date:
06/11/2024
Sustainable Battery Technology: Innovations in Design, Manufacturing, and Fault Detection

Various fault detection methods for batteries

­In an era where sustainable energy is paramount, a groundbreaking study provides critical insights into battery health management. It meticulously examines the design, optimization, fault detection, and recycling of Lithium-ion, Lead Acid, and Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries—crucial components for th
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Date:
06/11/2024
CISSOID Ingenuity Facilitates Faster Inverter Development

CISSOID Ingenuity Facilitates Faster Inverter Development

­CISSOID, a leader in power semiconductor solutions, is introducing the compact EVK-PLA1060 series of On-Board Inverter Reference Designs. This exciting advance further reduces time-to-market for R&D engineers in the highly dynamic and rapidly evolving e-mobility arena. The increasingly wide range of Silicon Ca
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Date:
06/11/2024
7th Gen IGBT Modules Simplify Design and Reduce Costs for Renewable Energy Applications

7th Gen IGBT Modules Simplify Design and Reduce Costs for Renewable Energy Applications

­The latest onsemi 7th generation 1200V QDual3 Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) power modules offer increased power density and deliver up to 10% more output power than other available competing products. Based on the latest Field Stop 7 (FS7) IGBT technology, the 800-amp (A) QDual3 module delivers in
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Date:
06/11/2024
Hofer Powertrain and ETH Zurich Initiate Innovative GaN Multilevel Inverter Development Project

Development of a new, optimized, and highly efficient three-level GaN inverter that utilizes adaptive gate drivers and enables even lower switching losses than before

­hofer powertrain announced the commencement of a groundbreaking research project in collaboration with ETH Zurich, focusing on the development of a state-of-the-art multilevel Gallium Nitride (GaN) traction inverter. Supported by a prestigious funding from Innosuisse, the Swiss Agency of Innovation Promotion, wh
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Date:
06/11/2024
Strongest Nuclear Battery is Revealed by US Company

CEO of Infinity Power LLC, Jae W. Kwon

­Infinity Power in San Diego County, California, has successfully developed a very powerful and long-lasting nuclear battery that harvests decay energy from radioisotopes, under strong support from the US Department of Defense. It has been demonstrated that over 60% of overall efficiency is attained. Compared to
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Date:
06/11/2024
WeEn Semiconductors Extends Range of Advanced SiC Technologies with TSPAK Packaging

WeEn Semiconductors Extends Range of Advanced SiC Technologies with TSPAK Packaging

­WeEn Semiconductors, specialists in developing and manufacturing advanced power semiconductor products, has unveiled new families of silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs and Schottky Barrier Diodes (SBDs) in TSPAK packaging at this year’s PCIM Europe exhibition and conference.  WeEn Semiconduct
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Date:
06/11/2024
New Incremental Encoder Supports Smaller Shaft Sizes from 1 to 6.35 mm

New Incremental Encoder Supports Smaller Shaft Sizes from 1 to 6.35 mm

­CUI Devices’ Motion and Control Group announced the introduction of a new model to its AMT incremental encoder family that supports smaller motor shaft sizes from 1 mm to 6.35 mm (1/4 inch). The AMT12 series, based on CUI Devices' proprietary capacitive ASIC technology, brings the same
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Date:
06/11/2024
16/24-Channel Automotive LED Driver Addresses Demands of Latest Dynamic Vehicle Lighting Applications

16/24-Channel Automotive LED Driver Addresses Demands of Latest Dynamic Vehicle Lighting Applications

­NOVOSENSE Microelectronics, a semiconductor company specializing in high-performance analog and mixed-signal chips, is demonstrating a new 16/24-channel driver IC for automotive LED applications at PCIM Europe 2024. The compact and highly integrated NSL21916/24 is an automotive-qualified device that offers a va
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Date:
06/11/2024
Researchers Make Big Strides with Superman-Inspired Imager Chip

Researchers, including electrical engineering graduate student Walter Sosa Portillo BS’21 (left) and Dr. Kenneth K. O, have made advances to miniaturize an imager chip inspired by Superman’s X-ray vision for handheld mobile devices.

­Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and Seoul National University have developed an imager chip inspired by Superman’s X-ray vision that could be used in mobile devices to make it possible to detect objects inside packages or behind walls. Chip-enabled cellphones might be used to find stud
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Date:
06/10/2024
Microchip Makes it Easier to Design an On-Board Charger Solution

Microchip Makes it Easier to Design an On-Board Charger Solution

­The market for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) continues to grow as the push towards decarbonization requires sustainable solutions to reduce emissions. A critical application for EVs is the on-board charger, which converts AC power into DC power to recharge the ve
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Date:
06/10/2024
ERI, NGK and TOREX Develop Energy Harvesting Demo Board

ERI, NGK and TOREX Develop Energy Harvesting Demo Board

­ERI Inc. (President: Setsuro Mizuno, Headquarters: Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, hereinafter referred to as "ERI"), NGK INSULATORS, LTD. (President: Shigeru Kobayashi, Headquarters: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, hereinafter referred to as "NGK"), and Torex Semiconductor Ltd. (President: Takeshi Ki
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Date:
06/10/2024
STMicroelectronics Launches STeID Java Card Solutions for Trusted e-Identity and e-Government Applications

STMicroelectronics Launches STeID Java Card Solutions for Trusted e-Identity and e-Government Applications

­STMicroelectronics has revealed the STeID Java Card smartcard platform that meets state-of-the-art requirements for electronic identity (eID) and eGovernment use cases. As eID documents using secure microcontrollers continue gaining importance in the fight against identity fraud, the STeID platform now accelerates th
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Date:
06/10/2024
Optimized Tests on Test Benches With New Execution Platform

The VN8917 base unit with piggybacks Image rights: Vector Informatik GmbH

­Vector introduces the real-time execution platform VN8917. The platform, which consists of a high-performance base device and various interface plug-in modules, optimizes tests with complex MATLAB simulations or CANoe configurations. The VN8917 base unit with integrated 11th generation Intel XEON processor
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Date:
06/10/2024
Applied EV selects CISSOID's SiC Inverter Control Module to Drive Autonomous Vehicle Electric Motors

On-road & Off-road Blanc Robots, Applied EV’s Software Defined Machines.

­Applied EV, a leader in vehicle control system technologies for Software Defined Machines™, announced today they have selected CISSOID's new CXT-ICM3SA series of Silicon Carbide Inverter Control Modules (ICMs) to drive their latest generation of autonomous vehicle E-motors. Dedicated to the E-mobility market, CI
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Date:
06/10/2024
Renewable Energy to Dominate Italy's Power Generation Mix by 2035, Says GlobalData

Renewable Energy to Dominate Italy's Power Generation Mix by 2035, Says GlobalData

­The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had a profound impact on the global energy market. The over reliance of European nations on Russian fossil fuels has posed a significant challenge to supply security. Italy, as one of the largest importers of natural gas, sourced 40% of its gas from Russia until 2021. However, in
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Date:
06/10/2024
Sugar Land, Texas, Begins Approval Process for $146M 'Rapid Start' Power Plant to Enhance Grid Resilience

Sugar Land, Texas Mayor Joe Zimmerman

­Sugar Land, Texas, has approved a land lease to start the process of building a $146M power generation plant with an output capacity of at least 135 megawatts, designed to restore lost power within minutes, regardless of weather. Facilitated by Sugar Land Economic Development and Tourism (SLOEDT), the devel
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Date:
06/06/2024
Yokogawa Acquires BaxEnergy, a Provider of Renewable Energy Management Solutions

Simone Massaro, CEO of BaxEnergy

­Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has acquired BaxEnergy, a leading provider of renewable energy management solutions (REMS). This acquisition will provide Yokogawa with a proven range of solutions that have already been adopted by major power companies throughout Europe. It will make these av
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Date:
06/06/2024
Navitas' Gen-3 Fast SiC MOSFETs Accelerate Next-Gen AI Growth & EV Charging

Navitas' Gen-3 Fast SiC MOSFETs Accelerate Next-Gen AI Growth & EV Charging

­Navitas Semiconductor announces their new portfolio of Gen-3 ‘Fast’ (G3F) 650 V and 1,200 V SiC MOSFETs optimized for fastest switching speed, highest efficiency, and increased power density for applications such as AI data center power supplies, on-board chargers (OBCs), fast EV roadside super-chargers, an
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Date:
06/06/2024
Satelytics Announces Breakthrough in Shoreline Management for Georgia Power Using AI-Powered Geospatial Analytics

Dawson Ingram, Lake Resources Manager, Georgia Power

­Satelytics announced the successful results of its ongoing partnership with Georgia Power, the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Satelytics’ advanced AI-powered geospatial analytics technology is helping Georgia Power to proactively monitor and
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Date:
06/05/2024
Ruggedized 10 Watt DC/DC Converters Designed for Railway and Harsh Industrial Applications

Ruggedized 10 Watt DC/DC Converters Designed for Railway and Harsh Industrial Applications

­TRACO Power is proud to announce the releases of the new THN 10UIR series of 10 Watt full-featured DC/DC Converters with ultra-wide 9-75 or 14-160 VDC input ranges in a compact 1 x 1” footprint. This new series are high-performance DC/DC converters with an ultra-wide 12:1 input voltage range with dedic
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06/05/2024
Geely Auto Gears up NEV Transformation and Innovation with Long-Term SiC Supply Agreement and Joint Lab with STMicroelectronics

Geely Auto Gears up NEV Transformation and Innovation with Long-Term SiC Supply Agreement and Joint Lab with STMicroelectronics

­STMicroelectronics and Geely Auto Group announced they have signed a long-term Silicon Carbide (SiC) supply agreement to accelerate their existing cooperation on SiC devices. Under the terms of this multi-year contract, ST will provide multiple Geely Auto brands with SiC power devices for mid-to-high-end ba
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Date:
06/05/2024
Dynamometer Line for Testing Electric Motor Efficiency to Meet International Environmental Standards

Dynamometer Line for Testing Electric Motor Efficiency to Meet International Environmental Standards

­SAKOR Technologies Inc., a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, announces that it has developed a series of dynamometer systems ideal for customers required to test and verify the level of efficiency of electric motors in accordance with a variety of national and international st
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Date:
06/04/2024
Innovative Funding Solution Enables Arizona Church to Convert to Solar Energy With No Upfront Costs

Palm Valley’s Sunrock-funded 280kW rooftop solar installation.

­Sunrock Distributed Generation ("Sunrock”), a commercial solar and clean energy development and management platform, and Watthub Renewables (“Watthub”), a nationwide commercial solar installer, have announced the completion of a 280kW rooftop solar installation on the Palm Valley Church in Goodyear, Ar
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06/04/2024
Sumida Announces SMD High-Current Power Inductors for On-Board Chargers

Sumida Announces SMD High-Current Power Inductors for On-Board Chargers

­Sumida America has introduced the CDPQ****/T150 Series of high-current power inductors. In this new design, a combination of precision flat-wire windings and large tinned copper surface mounting pads maximizes current handling capacity. These inductors are magnetically shielded, AEC-Q200 qualified, and
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Date:
06/04/2024
A Novel Electromagnetic Driving System for 5-DOF Manipulation in Intraocular Microsurgery

An electromagnetic driving system manipulates a micro-robot within the patient’s posterior eye.

­The electromagnetic driving systems are proposed for the flexible 5-DOF magnetic manipulation of a micro-robot within the posterior eye, enabling precise targeted drug delivery. A research team has presented a novel electromagnetic driving system that consists of eight optimized electromagnets arranged in an
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Date:
06/03/2024
UT Arlington, Microsoft Host AI

Faculty, staff and researchers from higher education and K-12 schools throughout Texas gathered in Arlington for the state’s first “Prompt-a-Thon” hosted by Microsoft and UTA’s offices of Research and Innovation and Information Technology

­Faculty, staff and researchers from higher education and K-12 schools throughout Texas gathered in Arlington for the state’s first “Prompt-a-Thon” hosted by Microsoft and UTA’s offices of Research and Innovation and Information Technology. Together, educators and researchers learned how to best use ar
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06/03/2024
Children's Visual Experience May Hold Key to Better Computer Vision Training

Figure 1. The impact of position on the appearance, lighting, and camera distance/focal length of an image

­A novel, human-inspired approach to training artificial intelligence (AI) systems to identify objects and navigate their surroundings could set the stage for the development of more advanced AI systems to explore extreme environments or distant worlds, according to research from an interdisciplinary team at Pe
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06/03/2024
This Self-Powered Sensor Could Make MRIs More Efficient

This self-powered sensor (circled in yellow) attached to a headrest within an MRI machine could help make imaging collection more efficient by detecting patient movement in real time.

­MRI scans are commonly used to diagnose a variety of conditions, anything from liver disease to brain tumors. But, as anyone who has been through one knows, patients must remain completely still to avoid blurring the images and requiring a new scan. A prototype device described in ACS Sensors could ch
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06/03/2024
Industrial CoolSiC MOSFETs 650 V G2 in TOLT and Thin-TOLL Package Increase System Power Density

Infineon is expanding its portfolio of CoolSiC MOSFET discretes 650 V with two new product families housed in the Thin-TOLL 8x8 and TOLT packages.

­The electronics industry is witnessing a significant shift towards more compact and powerful systems, driven by technological advancements and a growing focus on decarbonization efforts. With the introduction of the Thin-TOLL 8x8 and TOLT packages, Infineon Technologies AG is actively accelerating and supporting th
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06/03/2024
Himax to Integrate WiseEye with NVIDIA TAO to Advance AI Vision Deployment in a Robust Ecosystem

Mark Chen, Vice President of Smart Sensing Business at Himax

­Himax Technologies, Inc. announced it is integrating its advanced WiseEye™ Ultralow Power AI Sensing solution with the powerful NVIDIA TAO platform to enable enterprise-ready intelligent AI capabilities and streamline on-device AI deployment for battery-powered devices. WiseEye™ seamlessly integrate
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Date:
06/03/2024
LED Enclosure Light SL 025 – The All-in-One Solution from STEGO

LED Enclosure Light SL 025 by STEGO: Integrated Socket (Germany), On/Off Switch, and Motion Sensor

­STEGO Elektrotechnik GmbH expands its portfolio with the innovative LED enclosure light SL 025. This new light is specifically designed for use in enclosures and cabinets with high component density. In addition to providing optimal illumination and easy handling, it also offers benefits for efficient sourcing th
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Date:
06/03/2024
A Very Robotic Start to the Summer

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­In less than a month, we can officially say arrivederci to cold weather and hola to summer! Personally, I prefer the “middle” seasons, but this spring has been exceptionally cold. So I’m begging for the return of 天気がいいです, or nice weather. This month brings us higher temperatures and als
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Date:
06/01/2024
Power at the Heart of Industrial Transformation

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­Welcome to the June edition of Power Systems Design Europe. PCIM will be opening its doors from the 11th to 13th of the month in the Nuremberg Messe. If your company is exhibiting there and has any news that will debut at the show, please drop me an email on ally@powersystemsdesign.com and I’ll try arrange a time to drop by on your st
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Date:
06/01/2024
Defining the Future of Edge Computing Using Micro Data Centers

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Figure 1. The edge data center landscape (HIRO 2023)

­Edge computing refers to the production and consumption of data at the edge of the internet. There, engineers are busy connecting groups of things, and even complete network environments, and equipping them with sensing, data and AI-processing capabilities. Data flows across the entire network landscape and Ed
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Date:
06/01/2024
Advances in Capacitors for Logic-Level to Medium-Power Applications

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Figure 1: This graph illustrates how reduced inductance impacts capacitor performance

­Semiconductors aren’t the only components that made significant strides in recent years. Capacitors — including multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), tantalum polymer capacitors, and supercapacitors — have also made impressive and impactful improvements that can greatly affect power delivery and conversion as
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Date:
06/01/2024
Avoiding Pitfalls in Unregulated Intermediate Bus Converters

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Figure 1: DC-DC converter architectures

­The demand for data centers continues to grow at a remarkable pace – with AI the latest boom. While the energy efficiency of computing hardware is steadily improving, the electricity used by data centers is forecast to double by 2026. This means that there is increasing pressure on power supply systems to im
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Date:
06/01/2024
The Real Benefits of RTK for Engineers

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Figure 1: Faction Delivery Vehicles rely on Point One Navigation’s RTK Correction services to know where they are and where they are going

In today’s engineering tasks, location precision is more critical than ever — particularly when it comes to accurately measuring geospatial positioning. From construction and farming to building and operating autonomous vehicles, pinpoint accuracy is critical for safety and efficiency. Whether using drones to
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Date:
06/01/2024
Transitioning from Conventional AGVs to More Autonomous Alternatives

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Figure 1: The key difference between AGVs and AMRs

Through increased levels of automation, not only can the expense of having human operatives conduct laborious tasks be avoided, but numerous other benefits may also be derived - with facilities able to run round the clock, the elimination of costly errors, and greater safety being among them. Furthermore, staff ca
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Date:
06/01/2024
Rise of the Cobots

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Figure 1 - Cobots offer a vast potential to improve the efficiency of industrial processes

Robots are nothing new. Indeed, the first industrial robot was first developed some 70 years ago in 1954 for the automotive industry. The increasing adoption of robots promises vast potential benefits to productivity and efficiency not just in manufacturing but across a wide range of industries. However, a major i
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Date:
06/01/2024
Automatic Motor Control Tests Reduce Costs and Minimize Risk

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Figure 1: Applied Software Measurement: Global Analysis of Productivity and Quality, Casper Jones, 2008

­Quality assurance stands as a pivotal aspect of software and hardware development, especially when it comes to embedded motor control applications. However, testing to ensure automotive quality tends to be labor-intensive and time-consuming, frequently sidelined in practice. As a result, critical errors are of
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Date:
06/01/2024
A Modular Fault-Tolerant Multiphase Drive

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Figure 1: Block diagram of a Modular six-phase Fault Tolerant drive

­Safety and reliability can be achieved if the electrical drive can identify and manage the fault, in the fastest way possible, ensuring the safe operations. Multiphase motor drives, like the system described in this article, can sustain multiple fault events maintaining performance comparable with normal conditions. This article d
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Date:
06/01/2024
Advancing Robotics: The Role of Motor Drives and Controls

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

­In the ever-evolving landscape of robotics, the areas of motor drives and controls are the two indispensable pillars driving progress towards “Industry 4.0.” A recent report from Siemens valued the global robotics, motor drives and controls market size at nearly 13 billion $US in 2022 with expectations to
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Date:
06/01/2024
The Health of the EV Charging Market

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­In late April, Elon Musk laid off his entire Supercharger team, sending shockwaves through the industry, so I thought it prudent to see where EV charging stands as a whole. After all, no single factor could propagate EVs more than the availability and convenience of public charging stations. Recharging a battery
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Date:
06/01/2024
Will Hydrogen Power Heavy Transportation?

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­One of the most interesting technological stories in the world today is the electrification of transportation. For light passenger vehicles, it looks very much like EVs will be the winner. Even though some vehicle manufacturers have developed hydrogen powered cars, such as the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Nexo, an
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Date:
06/01/2024
Easy Monitoring of Multiple Voltages

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Figure 1. Block diagram of a digitally controlled voltage supply system

­Supervisory ICs are small monitoring modules that, with their own voltage references, can monitor voltage supplies in electronic systems. If the monitored voltage is higher or lower than a set value, an alarm is emitted and the system can be have according to a defined pattern. These modules have been used su
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Date:
06/01/2024
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