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Power Passives and Discretes

September 2016
PI's SCALE-2 plug-and-play gate drivers suit a range of IGBT modules

SCALE-2 Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers

Power Integrations, a leader in IGBT and MOSFET driver technology for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, introduced the 1SP0350V SCALETM-2 single-channel +15/-10 V plug-and- play gate driver. Optimally suited to high-reliability applications in the HVDC and railway industries, the 1SP0350 gate driver
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09/30/2016
Energy conservation and reduction in CO2-emissions are key factors in mitigating global warming and preserving our future environment. These positive trends are leading to wider usage of power semiconductors in energy conversion systems supplying the rapidly growing global energy demand. IGBT (Insulated Gate
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09/29/2016
PSDcast - Jude Fischer & Len Crane of Coilcraft on developing the next generation of EEs

Jude Fischer (left) & Len Crane (right) of Coilcraft

In this PSDcast Jude Fischer & Len Crane of Coilcraft talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about education and creating the next generation of electronic and electric engineers. Among the different ways Coilcraft treis to help is by making it easy for students to get free samples of their parts,
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09/28/2016

Nichicon and Mouser's new audio design kit contains caps well-suited for sound

Nichicon’s Audio Series Kit

Nichicon America, an industry leader in aluminum capacitors, has done it again with an audio design kit that’s a must-have for audio engineers and enthusiats. The Audio Series Kit, sold exclusively for Nichicon by Mouser Electronics, contains the best from Nichicon’s audio capacitor lineup. With 14 specific
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09/27/2016
Norstel will participate in ECSCRM 2016 in Halkidiki, Greece, 25-29 Sep 2016 The European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ECSCRM) is a highly-anticipated event, held every two years, that represents an important international forum that brings together world-leading specialists
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09/23/2016
Vishay's 4-Line ESD protection diode boasts small size

4-line ESD protection array

Vishay Intertechnology released a new 4-line ESD protection array for portable electronics in the ultra-compact chip-level CLP1007-5L package. Offering an extreme size reduction over previous-generation components without sacrificing performance, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS54FD-SD1 offers low capacitance
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09/23/2016
Eaton’s latest 3V supercaps deliver increased energy capacity

TV supercapacitors

Power management company Eaton announced its new TV supercapacitors with 3-volt (V) cells that help increase stored energy capacity and power by 20 percent compared to 2.7V cells. Working either in conjunction with or as standalone alternatives to batteries, TV supercapacitors help reduce maintenance requirements
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09/22/2016
Wolfspeed claims highest-power L-Band radar GaN HEMT

900W CGHV14800 GaN HEMT

Wolfspeed, a Cree company and a leading supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) with best-in-class reliability, will release the highest power 50V GaN HEMT demonstrated to date — its 900W CGHV14800 GaN HEMT for L-Band radar applications
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09/20/2016
Infineon Technologies will demonstrate its latest innovative, energy efficient solutions - including best-in-class technologies for industrial motor drives, power conversion and vehicle traction - in booth 328 and during conference sessions at the upcoming IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo in Milwaukee.
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09/14/2016
PowerAmerica has an annual “call for projects” in which proposals are solicited according to specific applications and technology parameters defined by our technology road maps. The 2016 Call for Projects was released on September 8th, 2016. The concept paper submission is due Friday, October 7th, 2016.
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09/12/2016
PSDcast - Tony Astley of GaN Systems on the future of the GaN marketplace

Tony Astley of GaN Systems

In this PSDcast Tony Astley, Director EMEA Sales Operations for GaN Systems, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the future of the GaN marketplace. Between the unstable nature of adoption of a disruptive technology to the more real-world issues of consolidation in the semiconductor industry,
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09/09/2016
AVX to unveil a new MLCC Series at Medical Electronics Symposium 2016

AVX to present at this year’s Medical Electronics Symposium

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will showcase its expansive portfolio of passive solutions for medical applications, deliver a technical presentation, and preview a new medical-grade MLCC series at this year’s Medical Electronics Symposium, which will take place
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09/08/2016
Compact automotive-grade TVS diodes from Littelfuse now at Rutronik

TPSMF4L TVS diodes

Distributor Rutronik presents Littelfuse’s new TPSMF4L series of Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes. They are specifically designed to protect sensitive automotive electronic equipment and portable devices from voltage transients induced by load dump and other transient voltage events.
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09/08/2016
50A to 300A, Scalable ÂμModule Regulator Needs 60% Less Capacitance to Power Sub-28nm GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs & Processors

µModule® Regulator with Precision DC & Transient Voltage Accuracy for Advanced Digital Devices

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4650-1A and LTM4650-1B, dual 25A or single 50A µModule® (power module) regulators scalable to deliver 300A to high power, low voltage sub-28nm
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09/08/2016
TDK's robust AC capacitors tout long lifespan

EPCOS AC capacitors

TDK presents two new series of robust EPCOS alternating current (AC) capacitors. Both the cans and the tops of the components are constructed of aluminum, making them particularly robust. All capacitors in the B33331* and B33335* series are CE-compliant, have both VDE approval in accordance with EN/IEC 60252-1
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09/06/2016
Here we’ll show how Spice can be used to provide proximity loss results for magnetics windings. Proximity loss equations are solved for a set of frequencies, and a simulation circuit is generated which predicts the proper AC losses regardless of the current waveform. Inductor winding AC
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09/05/2016
In response to Google’s Little Box Challenge (LBC), our Virginia Tech team, the Future Energy Electronics Center (FEEC), decided to design a power inverter. As shown below, our design significantly surpassed the LBC specifications. Our final design exhibited a power density of 61.2 W/in3,
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09/05/2016
Industrial automation systems are undergoing a revolution to reduce latency and down time. This directly translates to increased profits for factory operators and machine builders.  Dubbed Industry 4.0, this effort will add more intelligence across the factory floor from HMI panels and controllers to communication
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09/05/2016
Smaller, smarter, and more powerful are market trends for low-power switched-mode power supply (SMPS) applications. Smaller requires the SMPS to have a more compact form factor – and, thus higher power density. Smarter requires intelligent system-to-system/system-to-human communication to ensure the systems
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09/05/2016
Measuring the resistance of something is a great deal more complicated if that resistance is very small. With bigger resistances, measurements can be as simple as connecting two leads between a digital multi-meter (DMM) and the device under test (DUT) and reading the number. With small resistances, the multitude
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09/03/2016
Thermal behavior is important to determining the lifetime performance of electronic system design and the power supply is a critical element in determining that behavior. Heat has a number of effects on a system. The most problematic at a system level is one of long-term reliability. High operating temperatures
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09/03/2016
In the last few years GaN based devices, both discrete FET’s and MMIC’s, have been released and widely used in high power microwave amplifier systems.  These devices, available from several foundry sources, are typically fabricated on 100mm SiC wafers.  GaN on Si processes are also under consideration,
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09/03/2016
This software, in combination with Rigol oscilloscopes (series DS/MSO2000A, DS/MSO4000 or DS6000) allows customers to set up small test systems, which represent a reasonably priced alternative for measuring switching power supply parameters during the development phase. Switching power supplies are
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09/03/2016
The implementation of the “Smart Grid” is accelerating rapidly.  Once just a vision in eyes of power engineers and utilities, the Smart Grid is swiftly taking shape.  A major driver in realizing a truly smart electrical grid is the adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs).  Grid-connected
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09/03/2016
In the last part of this series, we saw that only one of the modulator gains found in the literature can be confirmed with measurements. Furthermore, it is shown that the discrepancies in all the models are easily resolved by proper sampling of the system. Different current-mode modulator
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09/03/2016
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