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Power Passives and Discretes

June 2016
EPC's multi-mode wireless power charging kit eliminates standards worries

The 10W EPC9121 demonstration system

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the availability of a complete demonstration multi-mode wireless power charging kit, the EPC9121. The purpose of this demonstration kit is to simplify the evaluation process of using eGaN FETs and ICs for highly efficient multi-mode wireless power charging
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06/30/2016
Coilcraft introduces new RF Magnetics Lab Kit for EE educators

RF Magnetics Lab Kit

Coilcraft has developed a new RF Magnetics Lab Kit to help educators bring practical, hands-on experience into their classrooms and instructional labs. The kit contains a selection of chip and air core inductors, LC filter modules and wideband transformers, and is offered free-of-charge to accredited Electrical
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06/29/2016
Vishay claims first AEC-Q101-qualified MOSFETs in a dual asymmetric package

Vishay Siliconix SQJ202EP and SQJ200EP n-channel TrenchFET devices

To save space and power in high-efficiency synchronous buck converters for automotive applications, Vishay Intertechnology introduced the industry's first AEC-Q101-qualified 12 V and 20 V MOSFETs in a dual asymmetric power package. The Vishay Siliconix SQJ202EP and SQJ200EP n-channel TrenchFET devices each combine
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06/24/2016

Alpha and Omega Semi now offers 2.38 mOhm device for battery protection

The AOC3862 common-drain 12V dual n-channel MOSFET

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, announced the release of the AOC3862, a common-drain 12V dual n-channel MOSFET with an ultra-low on-resistance, typical 2.38 mOhm at 4.5V gate drive. This new device offers the best-in-class
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06/24/2016
PSDcast - Kevin Speer of Littelfuse on their expanding semiconductor footprint

Kevin Speer of Littelfuse

In this PSDcast Kevin Speer, Business Development Manager for Semiconductor Products at Littlelfuse, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their relatively recent migration into semiconductor devices. In business for over 90 years in the fuses and circuit protection business, Littelfuse started
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06/24/2016
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos expands its portfolio of compact SMD power inductors

WE-PMMI SMD power inductor product series

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos supplements its portfolio of compact SMD power inductors with two new series: WE-PMMI and WE-PMCI. The two new power inductors are used, for example, in highly efficient DC/DC switching controllers with a low space requirement. The WE-PMMI (Power Molded Multilayer Inductor)
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06/23/2016
China joins global drive for transformer efficiency

Chinese transformer manufacturing supply chain is still grappling with the same challenge of balancing performance with cost

China may not have legislated on transformer efficiency in the way that the United States and the European Union have done but the Chinese transformer manufacturing supply chain is still grappling with the same challenge of balancing performance with cost. “In China many transformers are still using
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06/22/2016
The fundamental Predictive Energy Balancing Patent has been allowed, and is in the process of issuing in the EU. That will bring the total number of world- wide issued patents for CogniPower's core control technology to seven. A US Patent covering enhancements of the Compound Converter
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06/21/2016
Cornell Dubilier claims first hermetic aluminum electrolytic capacitor

Slimpack MLSH hermetically sealed aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics introduced its Slimpack, type MLSH, the first in a series of hermetically sealed aluminum electrolytic capacitors that the company plans to introduce over the next several months. With its glass-to-metal seal that prevents dry-out, this capacitor technology has extraordinarily long
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06/20/2016
Magnetizable concrete tech promises to challenge current power inductors

Technical data for MAGMENT MC40 material

The increasing demand for more and clean energy has led to a rising need for large inductive components. This poses a challenge to providing magnetics optimized for cost, size and performance. The high demand has sparked the development of both improved magnetic materials (e.g., powder cores, amorphous), winding
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06/17/2016
At the 2016 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits, nano-electronics research center imec presented junction-less gate-all-around (GAA) nanowire (NW) FETs built in lateral and vertical configurations. With their simplified processing, improved reliability, reduced low frequency noise and lower IOFF values,
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06/16/2016
Rutronik now carries 650V fast body diode MOSFETs from Vishay

Vishay fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs

With the new 650V EF series, distributor Rutronik presents Vishay’s expanded portfolio of fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs. It includes the Vishay Siliconix SiHx21N65EF, SiHx28N65EF, and SiHG33N65EF, providing additional voltage headroom for industrial, telecom, and renewable energy applications.
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06/15/2016
Working in the industry, we live very close to the developments that are advancing our technology and the systems based upon them. We see nascent science turn into rough prototypes and then into finished products on a regular basis. We are familiar, even if not comfortable, with the rapid pace of progress and
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06/13/2016
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the continuing adoption of Digital Power System Management (DPSM) within the communications and computer industries continues to be driven, in large part, to the high current levels demanded by the sub-20nm ASICs and/or FPGAs that are at the core of their system architecture.
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06/13/2016
Harsh environments are a reality for many electrical systems used in motor control or solenoid control applications.  The electronics that control motors and solenoids are by necessity in close proximity to the high currents and voltages used to create the physical movement required by the end application.  In
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06/13/2016
There have been several comparisons of eGaN FETs with silicon MOSFETs in a variety of applications, including hard-switched, soft-switched, and high-frequency power conversion. These studies have shown that eGaN FETs have large efficiency and power density advantages over silicon MOSFETs. Here we’ll focus
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06/13/2016
Space-saving and highly-reliable aluminum electrolytic capacitors from Panasonic now at TTI

FKS capacitors

Now available in Europe through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, is a new series of miniaturized, cost-effective, aluminium electrolytic capacitors from Panasonic that not only save space, but also increase system reliability. The FKS series devices feature an increase in capacitance
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06/13/2016
In this article we’ll show how a third way of defining average current leads to an infinite gain of the modulator gain for current-mode systems. Another simple derivation produces a fourth expression for the modulator gain, thus completing the set of gains to be found in the literature. Different
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06/11/2016
Integration or optimizationâ€which comes first?

Larry Spaziani, GaN Systems

At APEC 2016 it became abundantly clear to the industry that GaN transistors are here, they're now, and they're proliferating. GaN Systems, EPC, Transphorm, Panasonic, Infineon, Texas Instruments, and other manufacturers and developers all displayed GaN products in varying readiness, from existing only
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06/11/2016
Stackpole's high-energy SMT resistors handle up to 4W

SM Series wirewound resistor

The SM Series wirewound resistor offers a robust surface mount device capable of handling up to 4 watts in a single part. The SM8035 case size can handle over 50J of energy while the SM2615 size can withstand more than 5 times the energy of a comparable size pulse withstanding flat chip resistor. A
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06/08/2016
AVX releases new medical selector guide

AVX Medical Selector Guide

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new, interactive Medical Selector Guide that features industry-specific summary information about its portfolio of electronic components for Class I, II, and III medical devices, including: tantalum and ceramic capacitors,
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06/06/2016
Infineon's CoolMOS C7 650 V Gold with TO-Leadless package delivers high performance with a small footprint

CoolMOS C7 Gold 650 V in a TO-Leadless package

Infineon Technologies launched a new device of the CoolMOS family: the CoolMOS C7 Gold 650 V in a TO-Leadless package. This combination of improved superjunction (SJ) semiconductor process and advanced SMD package design is delivering unparalleled performance in hard switching applications. The small footprint
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06/03/2016
TT's automotive-qualified power inductors tout robustness and efficiency

HA78 inductors

TT Electronics, a provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, launched the HA78 series of power inductors aimed at LED driver and braking control system applications in the automotive market. The inductors are Ideal for high power density applications where size is critical and
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06/03/2016
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