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Power Passives and Discretes

December 2014
Here are the results of an output capacitor benchmark study used in a step-down DC/DC converter design, based on a well-used control IC (Maxim’s MAX 1537 [1]) with a 6-24V input voltage range and two separate voltage outputs of 3.3 and 5V. “Some 99 percent of so-called ‘design’ problems associated
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12/30/2014
There is no Moore’s Law for passive components like capacitors, but relentless development is delivering the kinds of devices engineers need to deliver cutting-edge new products for modern living. Capacitors have for many years enabled electronic designers to manage energy within circuits and fulfill basic
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12/30/2014
AVX claims smallest and thinnest fused undertab high CV tantalum SMD chip capacitors available

F98-AS1 Series fused undertab high CV tantalum SMD chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of fused high CV tantalum SMD chip capacitors with undertab terminations. The new F98-AS1 Series capacitors feature a proprietary lead-frame-less structure with precise dimensions and low stress packaging,
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12/23/2014

HARTING's compact hall-effect current sensors serve 200A and 300A current ranges

HARTING Hall-effect current sensors

HARTING has added two new high-current models to its range of Hall-effect current sensors. In addition to offering primary current measurements at up to 200 A and 300 A, respectively, the new models are only half the size and weight of previous versions. They also operate over a wider temperature range: from
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12/22/2014
Alpha and Omega Semi's 40V 0.99mOhm MOSFET comes in a DFN5x6 package

The AON6590 is designed to address a wide
range of applications including primary-side and secondary-side switching, secondary-side
synchronous rectification, and POL
modules

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, announced the release of the AON6590, the flagship device in its new 40V medium voltage portfolio. The AON6590 is designed to address a wide range of
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12/18/2014
Yokogawa tests Heinzmann’s electric bikes

Test instruments supplied by Yokogawa are playing a key role in the final testing of motors for electric bikes manufactured by Heinzmann

Test instruments supplied by Yokogawa are playing a key role in the final testing of motors for electric bikes manufactured by Heinzmann in the village of Schönau in Germany’s Black Forest region. Heinzmann has been developing and manufacturing electric drives for over 30 years. The company’s drives are
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12/16/2014
Stackpole Improves Resistor Voltage Ratings

RSF / RSMF Series 3W and 5W resistors

Stackpole announces upgrades in the working voltage ratings for the RSF / RSMF Series 3W and 5W resistors. The RSF3 working voltage is improved from 400V to 800V, the RSMF3 working voltage is improved from 500V to 600V, and the RSF5 and RSMF5 working voltage is upgraded from 750V to 1000V. This enhances
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12/16/2014
Chad Hall of Ioxus on electric vehicle power storage

Chad Hall of Ioxus

In this PSDcast Chad Hall of Ioxus talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the energy storage and delivery issues in electric vehicles, especially those in heavy-use applications like trucks and buses. Ioxus' large-cell ultracapacitors and modules provide large energy storage systems which significantly
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12/15/2014
Vishay's VRPower DrMOS power stages deliver high power-density for multiphase POL regulators

Vishay Siliconix SiC789 and SiC788

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new family of VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage solutions in three PowerPAK package sizes to meet the various design challenges in high-power and high-performance multiphase POL applications. The Vishay Siliconix SiC789 and the SiC788 are offered in the MLP66-40L with an
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12/12/2014
Doble Engineering will host its 13th annual Life of a Transformer Seminar, February 9-13, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. The seminar is the world’s leading training experience on the critical aspects of power transformers, and will be led by more than 50 global industry experts covering topics including: transformer
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12/12/2014
SBE develops an optimized DC Link system for the Infineon HP Drive 6 pack IGBT module

SBE is designing a fully size-and-performance compatible DC Link system for the HP Drive IGBT module

SBE is designing a fully size-and-performance compatible DC Link system for the HP Drive IGBT module in collaboration with Infineon. Both vertical and horizontal connection systems will be available. The vertical system is designed to occupy the same footprint as the HP Drive itself and the horizontal system
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12/12/2014
Pulse Electronics introduces its latest HDBaseT transformers

Pulse Electronics' HDBaseT Ethernet transformers

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduced its new HDBaseT transformers that provide common mode noise reduction for improved EMI performance and isolation for power over HDBaseT (PoH) applications. Pulse Electronics' HD8004FNL and HD8005FNL transformers are qualified for Valens
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12/11/2014
Vishay Intertechnology introduced its latest Trench IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) platform featuring Punch Through (PT) and Field Stop (FS) technologies. Designed to increase efficiency in motor drives, UPS, solar inverters, and welding machine inverters, the Vishay Semiconductors devices, provided
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12/10/2014
Infineon launches advanced high-power-module platform with royalty-free license of package design

Royalty-Free License of Package Design for Industry Use

Infineon Technologies announced the launch of two new power module platforms designed to improve the performance of high-voltage IGBTs in voltage classes from 1200V up to 6.5kV. To make the benefits of the new module broadly available, Infineon is offering a royalty-free license of the design to all providers
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Date:
12/10/2014
In diesem Episode von PSDtv Infineon erläutert die neuesten e-elektro-Lkw-Technologie Halbleitertechnologie für Power Systems Design auf der electronica 2014. Bergbau Fahrzeuge
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Date:
12/09/2014
EPCOS CeraLink capacitors offer compact solution for converters

EPCOS CeraLink capacitors

TDK announced their latest generation of EPCOS CeraLink capacitors, a highly compact solution for snubber and DC links of fast-switching converters based on SiC and GaN semiconductors. These new capacitors are based on the ceramic material PLZT (lead lanthanum zirconate titanate). In contrast to conventional
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12/09/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Dr. Ray Ridley of Ridley Engineering talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design at his latest power engineering seminar on the course and its benefits.
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12/06/2014
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has introduced a new low profile version of its SP-Cap range of speciality conductive polymer aluminium capacitors. Measuring just 0.9mm above the PCB, the devices (LR & SR series) are rated from 2V up to 6.3V with capacitance values of 68 to 220μF. Capacitance
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12/05/2014
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the new FLA Series medium power film capacitors. Comprised of metallized polypropylene dielectric imbued with a soft polyurethane (PU) resin and encased in a cylindrical aluminum can with fast-on or screw terminals,
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Date:
12/05/2014
Vishay releases Its first two 600V fast body diode N-channel MOSFETs for soft switching topologies

Vishay Siliconix SiHx28N60EF and SiHx33N60EF

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first two devices in its new 600 V EF Series of fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs. With low reverse recovery charge and on-resistance, the Vishay Siliconix SiHx28N60EF and SiHx33N60EF increase reliability and save energy in industrial, telecom, computing, and renewable
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12/04/2014
IR introduces rugged automotive-qualified 600V IGBTs for hybrid and electric vehicles

AUIRGP66524D0 and AUIRGF66524D0 automotive-qualified 600V IGBTs

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the AUIRGP66524D0 and AUIRGF66524D0 automotive-qualified 600V IGBTs optimized for small auxiliary motor drive applications including air conditioning compressors for electric and hybrid vehicles.   Leveraging
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Date:
12/04/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon demonstrates their latest tech for motion and presence capture for Power Systems Design at electronica 2014.
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Date:
12/04/2014
High-voltage transformers target mission-critical apps

IPI’s High Voltage Transformer Series

Designed for aerospace and military equipment, satellites and telecom, the new High Voltage Transformer Series from Innovative Power, Inc., meets sophisticated power and reliability requirements in rugged operating environments. IPI’s High Voltage Transformer Series features an operating range of 400V to 50kVA.
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12/03/2014
Supercapacitor market leader Maxwell Technologies has faltered temporarily due to phasing of demand for supercapacitors on Chinese hybrid buses. One of the most formidable innovators it now sells large stacks for grid management and for energy harvesting in large construction vehicles. The recent IDTechEx Supercapacitors
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Date:
12/01/2014

 



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