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Power Passives and Discretes

January 2016
Flash in the pan

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

One of the beautiful things about being a wordsmith is that one finds all kinds of history, culture, and advice in many of the quaint and poetic turns of phrase that exist in the (American) English language. One such turn of phrase is “flash in the pan” which is so good at describing a situation that its
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01/29/2016
Bring back IrDA

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

With all the buzz around optical data transfer technology development lately, especially in light of the push to empower small, low-power intelligent devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). What many forget is that there was and is a technology that is well-suited for final-feet connection between intelligent
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01/29/2016
China’s predicted stumble

Ray Zinn, Founder of Micrel

You have likely heard the news that despite economic stimulus, the Shanghai stock exchange dropped over 7% before “circuit breakers” kicked in. Had those government-mandated panic aversion tools not triggered, the one day drop would rival long-term market corrections. None of this, aside from the exact timing,
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01/29/2016

Current-mode control has been around in one form or another for almost 50 years now, but it is still a topic that creates much confusion in the minds of many engineers and researchers. In this series of articles, Dr. Ridley shows historical reasons for the confusion, and presents for the first time the source
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01/29/2016
Key criteria for designing power supplies units (PSU) for consumer applications are low cost, high efficiency, good thermal performance and low Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI). Starting with an optimal power conversion topology assists the design process. Flyback topology is optimal for low and mid power
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01/27/2016
As electronic systems continue to become more compact, temperature plays an increasingly important role in system reliability and power efficiency. Many engineers are already familiar with how temperature can affect reliability; if a system becomes too hot, device operation can become unpredictable. Using a
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Date:
01/27/2016
Murata announces mass production of highest Q chip inductors available

LQP02HQ series of film-type high-frequency chip inductors

Murata announced mass production of the LQP02HQ series of film-type high-frequency chip inductors in the ultra-compact 01005 size (0.4 x 0.2 mm). Along with the trend toward increased multiband capability and ever more sophisticated functions, the configuration of the RF circuits in smartphones and other compact
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01/25/2016
The emergence of commercially available and cost-effective gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors begins a new age in power electronics. There are significant benefits in using enhancement-mode gallium nitride FET (eGaN FET) devices in power converters for existing data center and telecommunications architectures
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01/25/2016
Fuji Electric has added a new lineup of power semiconductors to its product portfolio with the "High-Speed W" Series of high-speed discrete IGBTs. The new product series utilizes a thinner IGBT chip for miniaturization, thereby reducing power loss (turnoff loss) in switching operation by approximately
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01/21/2016
Cornell Dubilier's hybrid polymer-aluminum electrolytics handle 30g with very low ESR

SMT Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced ruggedized versions of their SMT Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors, now able to withstand continuous vibrations of up to 30g of stress. This rating has been accomplished through electrical and mechanical redesign. Hybrid polymer-aluminum electrolytic capacitors
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01/19/2016
EPC's development boards with 200 V eGaN FETs enable high efficiency up to 30 MHz

EPC's new development board

EPC's new development boards enable power systems designers to easily and quickly evaluate the high efficiency achieved with 200 V gallium nitride transistors in class-E amplifiers, current-mode class-D, and push-pull converters operating up to 30 MHz. These development boards are designed for class-E
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Date:
01/15/2016
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