Notable & Newsworthy

January 2022
Molex Off-the-Shelf Micro-Fit Overmolded Cable Assemblies in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of the full range of Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Single Row Micro-Fit Overmolded Cable Assemblies from stock at TTI. Molex and TTI continue to focus on and grow their range of OTS Cable Assemblies. The latest in stock are Micro-Fit Overmolded Cable Assemblies that complement their ran
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01/31/2022

Ascend Elements to Produce Premium Cathode Active Materials for Navitas Systems
Ascend Elements announced it has entered into a contract with Navitas Systems, a U.S. leader in comprehensive energy storage solutions and a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractor. According to the contract, U.S.-based Ascend Elements will deliver cathode active material made from recycled batteries an
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01/31/2022
Step-Down Buck Converter Reduces Space in Multi-Cell Battery Applications
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced the MAX77540 step-down buck converter, which provides single stage power conversion in multi-cell battery applications, such as augmented reality/virtual reality (ARVR) headsets, land mobile radios (LMRs) and digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. The power-dense MAX
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01/31/2022
Next-Gen Regenerative Grid Simulator for Testing High Power Grid-Tied Applications
NH Research Inc. (NHR) has launched the 9510 Regenerative Grid Simulator. The 9510 Regenerative Grid Simulator is the next generation AC test solution for testing and verification of high-power grid-tied applications in compliance with regulatory testing standards, worldwide. The built-in power amplifier mode for
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01/31/2022
4GB and 8GB eMMC Solutions Simplify Designs and Save Space
Alliance Memory introduced two new industrial-grade embedded multi-media card (eMMC) solutions. For solid-state storage in consumer, industrial, and networking applications, the 4GB ASFC4G31M-51BIN and 8GB ASFC8G31M-51BIN each integrate NAND flash memory with an eMMC controller and flash transition layer (FTL) ma
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01/31/2022
Global Diesel Genset Market to Witness a Soaring Revenue of USD 30406.2 Million by 2030
According to the statistics by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the consumption of electricity around the world increased from 19851.8 TWh in the year 2010 to 24738.9 TWh in the year 2018. Moreover, the statistics also stated that the industrial sector consumed the highest amount of electricity by growing fr
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01/28/2022
United Lithium Corp. Lithium Hydroxide Testing Underway

Modular testing equipment for lithium hydroxide at Process Research Ortech

United Lithium Corp. is pleased to provide an update on its lithium hydroxide testing program. Test work continues with lithium hydroxide results expected by the end of February. Test work has included combinations of tests with various process design and operating parameters including temperature, pH, resid
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01/28/2022
Electric Cooperatives Positioned for Leadership Role in Energy Transition

Teri Viswanath, lead energy economist with CoBank

Rural communities and electric cooperatives could begin to aggressively close the energy transition gap over the next decade, pivoting from their role as underdogs to leaders on clean energy. Despite an absence of financial incentives, electric co-ops are already transitioning to low or zero-carbon resources at
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01/28/2022
Adaptive Power Systems introduces CGS100 Series AC and DC Power Sources
Adaptive Power Systems Inc. (APS) is introducing four new, single phase AC or DC output power sources for AC and DC applications. These new products address a wide range of product development and test applications. Four models at power levels of 500VA, 1250VA, 2000VA and 4000VA are available. Output
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01/28/2022
U.S. DOE Selects Oscilla Power for $1.8 Million Grant to Scale-up its Wave Energy System
Wave energy system developer Oscilla Power has been selected for a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that will accelerate the development of a utility-scale version of the company’s core Triton technology. The $1.8 million will be augmented with an additional $200,000 in cost-sharing fr
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01/28/2022
Telit Launches Dual-Band Wi-Fi Module with BLE 5.0
Telit announced the WE310G4 module, which enables device vendors to add dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 connectivity quickly and cost-effectively to their products. Based on Realtek Ameba system on chip (SoC), the WE310G4 is ideal for a wide variety of embedded devices, including smart lighting, ho
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01/28/2022
Time Sensitive Networking Ethernet Switches Provides Industry’s First Turnkey Solution for Industrial Automation Networks
Factory automation is increasing efficiencies, from reducing handling and storage to improving throughput. Connected warehouses and other industrial ecosystems with converged Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) architectures rely on Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and Ethernet for precise ti
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01/28/2022
Diodes Extend Battery-Time and Save PCB Space
Nexperia announced a comprehensive range of low current voltage regulator diodes. The 50 µA Zener diode range is available in three different surface-mountable (SMD) package options, in an ultra-small Discretes Flat No-leads (DFN) package and AEC-Q101 qualified parts, providing the ultimate in customer choice an
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01/28/2022
Non-Isolated Digital Quarter-Brick DC/DC Delivers 1200W Peak Power Rating
Flex Power Modules is introducing the BMR350, a quarter-brick, non-isolated DC/DC converter rated at 860 W continuous and 1200 W peak power, ideal as an intermediate bus converter for powering processors and ASICs with peak power demands. The product features an input of 40-60 V (80 V/100 ms) and a fully regulated outp
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01/28/2022
PSDcast – World's First GaN IC Design Center Dedicated to EVs

Stephen Oliver, the VP of Corporate Marketing & Investor Relations at Navitas

Navitas Semiconductor has opened the world’s first GaN IC design center dedicated to EVs. This is a monumental bit of news with ripples that could spread across the globe, and we’re eager to learn more.
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01/27/2022
PSDcast – The Advantages of Lithium Titanate Batteries

Charlie Welch, the co-founder and CEO of ZapBatt

Lithium titanate batteries have emerged as a serious alternative to lithium-ion batteries, even if the former is actually a modified version of the latter. And here to talk about the…rebirth of lithium titanate batteries is Charlie Welch, the co-founder and CEO of ZapBatt, which has used its proprietary software an
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01/26/2022
Chevron Supports STEM Education in Under-Resourced Communities

Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder of STEM Global Action and STEM NOLA

In a new STEM Global Action Today article, the Chevron Corporation is commended for corporate responsibility and its work with STEM NOLA, a New Orleans non-profit that brings STEM education to under-resourced communities. With contributions from Chevron and others, STEM NOLA puts K-12 children on pathways to
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01/26/2022
TTI Announces Distribution Agreement with TAIYO YUDEN

Don Akery, President TTI Americas

TTI, Inc., announces the addition of TAIYO YUDEN to its extensive passives line card portfolio. “TTI is honored to enter into a definitive agreement as an authorized distributor with TAIYO YUDEN,” said Don Akery, President TTI Americas. TAIYO YUDEN, established in 1950, has been engaged in research, developme
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01/26/2022
600W P6SMB TVS Diodes From Eaton in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., has stock for immediate shipment of multiple values of Surface Mount P6SMB Series Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) Diodes from Eaton. The low-profile, industry-standard SMB package has excellent clamping capability and is rated for 600W peak pulse power capability on a 10/1000μs waveform. Available in
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01/24/2022
4-Quadrant Silicon PIN Photodiode Delivers Peak Sensitivity of 950 nm
The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new Automotive Grade 4-quadrant silicon PIN photodiode in a standard surface-mount package. Enabling a variety of sensor and control applications for the automotive, consumer, and industrial markets, the Vishay Semiconductors K857PH combines hi
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01/24/2022
Key Federal Staff Attend Offshore Wind Educational Day

Christine Harada, executive director of the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council

More than 300 staff members from 13 federal permitting agencies joined the Business Network for Offshore Wind late last week for an offshore wind industry education session. The one-day session, hosted by the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, included staff representing the Bureau of Ocean Energy Ma
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01/24/2022
Weebit Nano Demonstrates its First Crossbar ReRAM Arrays

Weebit Nano CEO Coby Hanoch

Weebit Nano Limited is pleased to announce that together with its development partner CEA-Leti, it has demonstrated its first operational crossbar arrays, a key milestone on the Company’s path to creating discrete (stand-alone) non-volatile memory (NVM) chips. The 1T1R (one transistor one resistor) architect
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01/24/2022
Embry-Riddle Awarded $3,875,000 for Cybersecurity Scholarships for Students

Embry-Riddle University President P. Barry Butler

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this week joined a national effort to build aviation and aerospace cybersecurity after being selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive $3,875,000 that will be awarded in scholarships to students in cybersecurity programs over the next five years. “Embry-Riddle has this
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01/24/2022
Arevon and Rosendin Complete Townsite Solar + Storage Project in Boulder City, Nevada
Arevon and Rosendin announce the completion of Townsite Solar + Storage in Boulder City, Nevada. Offtakers and local politicians helped local IBEW electrical workers and company representatives celebrate the occasion with a ribbon-cutting and media tour on January 11, 2022.  The new Towns
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01/24/2022
Charger Modules Facilitate Wireless Charging in Thin and Compact Devices
ROHM Semiconductor announced they have developed compact wireless charger modules with an integrated antenna board: the BP3621 (transmitter) and the BP3622 (receiver). These new modules allow designers to add wireless power supply functionality to smaller devices such as smart tags/cards or
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01/24/2022
PSDcast – Complying with International Standards for EVs

Mourad Chergui, senior product manager at Delta-Q Technologies

One of the biggest challenges for electric vehicle manufacturers is ensuring compliance with a growing list of global regulations. Delta-Q discussed that and a whole lot more in a recent white paper.
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01/20/2022
Second U.S. Offshore Wind Project Approved to Begin Construction
South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind farm, has received approval of the project’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP) from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which is the final decision needed from the agency to move the project toward the start of
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01/19/2022
Power IC Delivers iQOO's Fastest, Smallest 120W Charger in new Market Category
Navitas officially announced that its next-generation GaNFast power IC drives the 120W ultra-fast charger supplied ‘in-box’ with vivo’s iQOO-brand flagship iQOO 9 Pro mobile phone. The 9 Pro’s powerful 4,700 mAhr battery charges from 0-100% in only 19 lightning-fast minutes, and at only 60
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01/19/2022
Digitally Programmable Synchronous Buck Converter Brings Ease and Flexibility to USB Power Delivery
Featuring a synchronous topology for optimum efficiency, the STMicroelectronics STPD01 DC/DC buck converter is digitally programmable for USB Power Delivery (PD) applications up to 60W.  With a wide input-voltage range of 6V to 26.4V, the STPD01 offers flexibility to address applications such as AC
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01/19/2022
New Ultra-Low Emissions Package for Energy Transition
Aggreko announces the launch of its 1300 kW Ultra-Low Emissions Package, a world-class power generation system that reduces up to 99% of all controlled emissions from generator exhaust streams. Tailored to fit any project situation, the Ultra-Low Emissions Package is designed to meet strict federal ai
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01/19/2022
Antaria Introduces New Line of Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches
Antaira Technologies announced the expansion of its networking infrastructure portfolio with the LMP-1600G-M12-67-24 Series of 16-port fully managed gigabit Ethernet switches providing 10/100/1000 Base-T(X) Ethernet connectivity, including models with PoE+ to deliver up to 30W of power to devices per po
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01/18/2022
Switchcraft Mini-Con-X Insta-Click Sealed Connectors in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of Switchcraft’s Mini-Con-X Insta-Click Sealed Connectors from stock at TTI. Switchcraft/Conxall Mini-Con-X Insta-Click Sealed Connectors feature a latching mechanism that provides an automatic positive lock. This latching mechanism improves the water resistance rating to
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01/18/2022
TDK Demonstrates Industry-First Recycling of PET Films for MLCCs
TDK Corporation has announced that in an industry first, it has successfully built a recycling system that reuses PET films used in the manufacturing process of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). Normally, the surfaces of PET films discarded from the MLCC manufacturing process are specially processed, and
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01/16/2022
PSDcast – Thermal Management for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Ron Dutt, the CEO of Flux Power

Thermal management is one of THE most critical recurring themes in our space, especially on the automotive side where it’s absolutely vital for EV charging. But battery temperature control is no less important in the industrial side....
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01/14/2022
SkyWater Partners Enable Breakthrough Silicon Power MOSFET
SkyWater Technology and Applied Novel Devices, Inc. (AND) announced a major industry breakthrough with new transistor technology that offers significant benefits for fast switching power conversion applications.  The power MOSFETs offer 2x lower output charge, near-zero reverse-recovery and ultra-low Qo
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01/13/2022
Revolutionizing Distributed Air Gap Cores

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Figure 1. Temperature comparison @ 50 kHz single gap vs. distributed gaps

It is fascinating to learn about successful companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, HP and Harley Davidson that started in their founders’ garages. Each started as a hobby business, innovating upon decades-old technology, expertly tailoring the technology into custom solutions for their customers. Over time, th
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01/12/2022
SkyNano Converts Flue Gas into Useful Carbon Nanotubes

Anna Douglas, CEO and co-founder, SkyNano

SkyNano, developer of a manufacturing technique for the production of carbon-based nanomaterials using carbon dioxide – or CO2 – and electricity, recently announced the first ever production of carbon nanotubes from flue gas, obtained from Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) John Sevier Combined Cy
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01/12/2022
650V SiC MOSFET From ROHM in Stock at TTI
TTI has stock for immediate shipment of the SCT3060AL 650V Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET from ROHM Semiconductor. With over 100 SiC part numbers, ROHM is a world leader in SiC. The SCT3060AL is an N-Channel MOSFET with a continuous drain current rating of 39A and power dissipation of 165W. It is packaged in the TO
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01/12/2022
Switching Mode Power Supplies for Homeland Security X-Ray Inspection Systems
A series of compact, fully integrated high voltage switching mode power supplies that can be located at the point-of-load, making them ideal for large X-Ray inspection- and radar systems has been introduced by Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) of Bedford, Massachusetts. DTI Switching Mode Power Supplies
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01/11/2022
Red Lion's Connected Panel Meter Available w/ Allied Electronics & Automation
Legacy equipment in plants can make it difficult, time-consuming and costly to extract data from the machines to help improve performance. Red Lion’s newly launched graphical panel meter, PM-50, is designed to change that. Available now through Allied Electronics & Automation, the new wi
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01/10/2022
Power MOSFET Package Enables Innovative Source-Down Technology
High power density, optimized performance, and ease of use are key requirements when designing modern power systems. To offer practical solutions for design challenges in end applications, Infineon Technologies AG launches the new generation of OptiMOS Source-Down (SD) power MOSFETs. They come in a PQFN 3.3 x
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01/07/2022
High-Speed Wireless Access Point for Challenging Industrial Environments
Antaira Technologies has expanded its wireless communication portfolio with the introduction of the ARS-7235-5E-AC dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN access point with added router capabilities and five gigabit Ethernet ports.  Designed to address the high-throughput requirements of dense industrial applications,
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01/07/2022
Gowanda Electronics Signs Global Distribution Agreement with TTI
Gowanda Electronics and a member of the iNRCORE family of brands, announces it has signed a global distribution agreement with TTI, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas), a leading specialty distributor of electronic components.  Products included in the agreement include RF, microwave and power
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01/06/2022
$1M Energy-Efficiency Study gets Funds Backing
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has granted $200,000 for the project, Advancing Low-Energy Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal (5083). The project will develop research and guidelines for the design, implementation, and operation of sustainable, low-energy processes for biological nutrient removal at
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01/06/2022
Schaffner Introduces FN2220 EMC Filter for EV Fast Charging
Schaffner announces the new FN2220 EMC filter designed to meet the requirements of EV fast charging systems. The fast-growing adoption of electric vehicles (EV) worldwide is being followed by increased demand for charging stations. To top-up EV batteries when travelling, new generations of high-p
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01/06/2022
Microcontrollers Accelerate Electrification and Digitalization of the Car
The future of mobility will be carbon-neutral, autonomous, fully connected and cyber secure. Microelectronics are at the core of this transformation. Infineon Technologies AG launches a new generation of its AURIX microcontroller family (MCU). The TC4x series fosters the trends of eMobility, adv
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01/06/2022
Molex Micro-One Wire-to-Board Connector With TPA in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of the full range of Micro-One Wire-to-Board Connector with TPA (terminal position assistance) from stock at TTI. Molex now adds a TPA option to its Micro-One Wire-to-Board Connectors. The range also features ISL for improved mating and contact retention in high-vibration applicati
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01/06/2022
E-PEAS Industry's First Energy Harvesting Optimized Antenna
With the goal of providing a complete set of all the essential components required for RF energy harvesting, e-peas has now added an antenna solution to its expanding product portfolio. The antenna will complement the company’s established series of energy harvesting dedicated power management ICs.
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01/05/2022
Industry's First Evaluation Board for Testing Antenna Band Switching Performance
KYOCERA AVX is launching the industry’s first evaluation board for testing antenna band switching performance. The new Antenna Band Switching Evaluation Board (1004795-EC646-01) is comprised of standard products including an embedded, universal broadband, FR4 LTE/LPWA antenna (1004795), an Ether Switch &am
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01/05/2022
High-Resolution 77-GHz Radar Sensor Detects Objects up to 40% Farther Away
In an effort to move autonomous driving and vehicle safety forward, Texas Instruments (TI) announced an expansion of its automotive offerings that can help automakers improve how advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) sense objects. TI’s new AWR2944 radar sensor adds to the compan
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01/05/2022
Infineon and Deeyook Enable Precise Location Solution with Low-Power Wi-Fi Chipset
Infineon Technologies AG and Deeyook announced their collaboration on location solutions. The location-as-a-service (LaaS) company has invented and patented an award-winning tracking solution to determine indoor and outdoor locations of items, assets, and employees. Both companies fuse Deeyook’s ul
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01/05/2022
Mauna Kea Semiconductors (MKSemi) Raises $12.8 Million Pre-A+ Round

Co-founder and CEO of MKSemi

Mauna Kea Semiconductors announced the closing of Series Pre-A+ funding totaling $12.8 million led by Lightspeed China Partners with participation by marquee investors Qiming Venture and Ivy Capital. Guided by its mission to enable ubiquitous high-precision sensing, MKSemi also launched its new p
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01/05/2022
PSDcast – Charging EVs Directly from the Circuit Breaker

CEO of Atom Power, Ryan Kennedy

Atom Power announced the launch of an EV charging solution called PURPL, and according to their press release, it “charges vehicles directly from the circuit breaker and incorporates unique energy management technology to keep electricity costs low.”
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01/04/2022
Navitas Opens World's First GaN IC Design Center Dedicated to EVs
Navitas Semiconductor announced the opening of a new electric vehicle (EV) Design Center, further expanding into higher-power GaN markets. GaN-based on-board chargers (OBCs) are estimated to charge 3x faster with up to 70% energy savings compared to legacy silicon solutions. GaN OBCs, DC-DC converters and tr
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01/04/2022
Reference Design for the Industry's Most Efficient All-Silicon 33W 1C Chargers
Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, has launched a new active clamp flyback (ACF)-based reference design that simplifies and speeds the development of 33W 1C fast charger applications built using silicon power FETs. Featuring the company’s latest SZ1131 CO2 Smart Power ACF controller technology, t
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01/03/2022
BLUETTI Unveils World's First Sodium-Ion Solar Generator
Sodium-ion batteries have become a cynosure as an alternative to their lithium-ion counterparts in many industries due to their high abundance and low costs. Chemical batteries, especially lithium-ion batteries, offer an optimum solution for the green energy transition. However, the long-term use of rare and ex
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01/03/2022
42 V, 6 A (7 A Peak) High Efficiency Step-Down Regulators with Ultralow EMI Emissions

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Figure 1. Ultralow EMI LT8640S 5 V/6 A step-down converter with Spread Spectrum mode

Easy Layout and Ultralow EMI Silent Switcher 2 with High Efficiency LT8640S/LT8643S are 42 V, 6 A continuous/7 A peak current monolithic step-down regulators featuring the second-generation Silent Switcher 2 architecture. Silent Switcher regulators suppress EMI emissions by splitting the high frequency hot loop in
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01/01/2022
The Challenges of EV Infrastructure
2022 could be the year that the electric vehicle makes a real breakthrough. Everything seems to be falling into place with manufacturers all producing new models and the technology being improved considerably. We have ultra-fast charging, models that can drive for 400 miles between charges and both private and pu
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01/01/2022
What Industry Trend Will Have the Biggest Impact in 2022 and Why?
Well, it’s unanimous – electric vehicles will have a foundational role in 2022, at least if our esteemed panel of experts are anything to go by. I asked select companies what they thought the biggest industry trend would be for the new year, and all five mentioned EVs. Granted, each came at it from a di
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01/01/2022
How Fast Can We Transition to Electric Transportation?
An estimated 5.5 million electric vehicles were in service in 2020, and by 2025 the expectation is that over 24 million EVs will be on the road. The quest to electrify transportation and have complete zero emission vehicles will need to overcome critical obstacles that will push the limits of how fast it can re
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01/01/2022
EV Range Extension in Traction Inverters Using SiC

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Figure 1. Power conversion elements in EVs. The traction inverter converts the HV battery’s DC voltage into AC waveforms to drive the motor, which in turn propels the car

There are two major disruptions currently affecting the future of vehicular transport and semiconductor technology. We are embracing a new and exciting means to propel our vehicles cleanly with electrical power, while simultaneously re-engineering the semiconductor materials that underpin electric vehicle (EV) su
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01/01/2022
Transformerless OBCs With Three- and Single-Phase Operation

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Figure 1: The traction battery of a xEV can be charged via a DC charging station or, via the OBC, from the AC grid (a). This article focuses on AC charging, especially on transformerless OBCs to be operated at (European) three-phase grids (b) and North-American single-phase (“split-phase”) grids (c)

On-board chargers (OBCs) charge the traction batteries of electric- and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (xEVs) from the AC grid. They work at raised power levels (11 kW, 22 kW) and should be able to handle various grid forms - however, the combination of operating from European three-phase grids and North-American si
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01/01/2022
Using 5G to Grease the Wheels of Edgier, More Intelligent Automobile Domains

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Figure 1. When coupled with 5G, the accelerometer and gyroscope data fusion provide incredibly accurate location data for Vehicle-to-Vehicle systems and infrastructure

Significant developments such as the rollout of multi-gigabit 5G cellular infrastructure, real-world deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) and the deployment of edge/cloud computing have been taking place. In this article we revisit the purpose and functions of vehicle domains bef
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01/01/2022
Silicon Carbide Technology and Digital Gate Driving Pave Way for Electrification of Heavy Transport Vehicles
Among the most promising technologies in the mission to decarbonize emissions-intensive transportation vehicles are SiC-based power-management solutions supported by configurable digital gate driver technology. The high power and voltage requirements of electric vehicles (EVs) of all types, including electric
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01/01/2022
Hybrid PMIC Design Optimizes Embedded Systems Power Needs

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Figure 1: A hybrid combination of a PMIC and discretes could give the optimal balance of size, cost and performance

System power management ICs (PMIC) integrate all or almost all of the required power rails, however, individual power rails are implemented using discrete dc/dc and LDOs. The best approach will depend on particular use cases and each users’ criteria. PMICs tend to offer better performance and controllability in
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01/01/2022
Parallel or Series Operation of Switched-Mode Power Supplies

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Figure 1: Redundant operation, basic star wiring options

A single power supply is most of the time sufficient in applications connected to an AC power source. However, there are sometimes additional boundaries set to fulfill either higher power needs, system reliability, or even mechanical constraints. The connection of two or more power supplies for redundancy is im
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01/01/2022
From Cold Crank to Load Dump: A Primer on Automotive Transients

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Figure 1: Typical Automotive Electrical System

New vehicles provide infotainment systems with high-resolution displays, an enhanced user interface, and numerous connectivity options. Improved safety features include LiDAR for collision avoidance, as well as multiple cameras and sensors for driver awareness. Many of these electronic modules are connected to 12V
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01/01/2022
Rapidly Advancing Automotive Technologies Create New Challenges for RF Test and Measurement

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Figure 1. New automotive electronic systems

Automotive electronics technology continues to advance at an astounding rate, taking advantage of many of the technologies developed for aerospace, space systems, and the military. In a short amount of time, the industry has moved from basic gauges that monitor automobile systems such as fuel, speed and temperature to
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01/01/2022
2022 – The Year of the EV?
Happy new year to all our readers from everyone here at Power Systems Design. I hope everyone had a good break over the festive season and are fresh and ready for a busy new year. Personally, I am really excited about this year. Hopefully the worst of the COVID epidemic is over and we can return to some sense of
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01/01/2022
Looking (and Hoping) for a Better New Year
It’s the dawn of 2023. We’ve just had a year’s worth of live, in-person shows, masks – excepting the Halloween sort – are a distant memory, and no one needs to get re-vaccinated, because other than the flu, there’s nothing to get vaccinated for. Sounds great, right? You never know…. The da
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01/01/2022
Shrink the 12V Battery by Half and Maintain Cold Crank?

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Advances in safety features, comfort and infotainment systems in automobiles are escalating power requirements, challenging power systems engineers to meet the growing power demands with restrictions in weight and space. Over the last decade, the typical 12V power requirements have increased from 1.2kW to 4kW co
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01/01/2022