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Power Passives and Discretes

November 2016
A digital hybrid energy-storage system

The thermal image of the demonstrator indicates a slight temperature increase for the active components when operating at peak load.

Rutronik has developed a revolutionary new hybrid energy storage system (HESS) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ). The combination of battery and ultracapacitor improves the peak current characteristics of the energy storage system, minimizes battery degradation significantly,
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11/30/2016
Transportation systems can have input voltage ranges up to 14V (single battery automotive), 28V (dual battery trucks, busses, airplanes), or higher, and require one or more low voltage rails for digital systems. As a result, designs of such systems need to know how they can step down from high input voltages
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11/29/2016
The LTM8055 is a buck-boost μModule® regulator with a 5V to 36V input range that can be easily paralleled to extend load current capability. Its 4-switch buck-boost topology features high efficiency while allowing the input voltage to be below, at or above the output—with smooth transitions between
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11/28/2016

Yageo’s CQ series MLCCs now at TTI

CQ series surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors

Now available in Europe through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, are Yageo’s CQ series surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors (SMD MLCCs), also known as high quality factor capacitors (high-Q capacitors). The devices add copper inner electrodes and firing ceramic materials
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11/24/2016
 Panasonic expands hybrid cap line with ZK Series

EEH-ZK series (Type V-ZK) Hybrid Aluminium Electrolytic Capacitors

Hybrid Capacitors from Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe combine the advantages of electrolytic capacitors with those of solid Polymer capacitors, and have established themselves as reliant and across-the-board solutions in automotive and industrial applications alike. Hybrid technology offers
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11/22/2016
ALD's PCB auto-balances leakage current in supercapacitor stacks

ALD's PCB auto-balances leakage current

Advanced Linear Devices, a design innovation leader in analog semiconductors, announced the immediate availability of universal printed circuit boards(PCB) designed to automatically balance leakage currents and manages over voltage enabling ultra-low power usage in supercapacitors used in a series stack. The
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11/21/2016
Nanoscale tech breakthrough at NYU promises atomic-scale electronics

At just one atom thick, tungsten disulfide allows energy to switch off and on, but it also absorbs and emits light, which could find applications in optoelectronics, sensing, and flexible electronics. The NYU logo shows the monolayer material emitting light.

Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have pioneered a method for growing an atomic scale electronic material at the highest quality ever reported. In a paper published in Applied Physics Letters, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Davood Shahrjerdi and doctoral student
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11/18/2016
Novel Supercapacitor can be charged by body heat

From left: Dr. Choongho Yu and Ph.D. student, Suk Lae Kim.

Dr. Choongho Yu, Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor II in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his graduate student group has developed a new concept of electrical energy storage: Thermally Chargeable Solid-state Supercapacitor. This innovative
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11/18/2016
Stackpole's MELF resistors offer lower thermal resistance

MLF / MLFM metal film, surface mount MELF resistors

Stackpole's MLF / MLFM is a series of metal film, surface mount MELF resistors. The MELF technology provides cooler operating temperatures than flat chip resistors at full rated power. For example, the MLFM1 will typically run more than 70 degrees C cooler than the equivalent 1W 2512 size flat chip resistor
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11/16/2016
Wuerth Electronics Midcom releases isolated buck transformers

MAX17681 converter

Wuerth Electronics Midcom announces the new series of isolated buck transformers for Maxim Integrated’s MAX17681 converter. These pick and placeable transformers, built on self-shielding packages, have small form factor and losses. The high efficiency MAX17681 converter eliminates the need for optocoupler
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11/15/2016
Alex Lidow's predictions for 2017

Alex Lidow

In January of 2016 I made several predictions for the then-nascent year. Predictions were made for new markets such as wireless charging, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, and advances in medical diagnostics and internet access. Progress in these markets was made on all fronts, sometimes faster and sometimes
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11/15/2016
AVX, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new MM Series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for medical applications. Designed for use in medical devices that require significantly less parametric flexibility than commercial capacitors offer,
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11/10/2016
Transphorm launches 72mΩ TO-220 GaN FET

TPH3212PS

Transphorm, a leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors, announced its latest portfolio addition: the TPH3212PS. Available in a TO-220 package, the device has an on-resistance of 72 mOhms (mΩ) and targets AC to DC and DC to AC power supplies. When used
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11/10/2016
AEM's automotive SMT fuses tout safety and reliability

AEC-Q200 qualified surface-mount fuses

AEM Components announced the availability of its new line of AEC-Q200 qualified surface-mount fuses designed specifically for reliable operation in high-stress automotive applications. The new wire-in-air AirMatrix (QA Series) and solid body SolidMatrix (QF Series) fuses are manufactured in AEM’s TS16949-certified
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11/09/2016
AgileSwitch to get patent for SiC module switching Tech

ATOFF (Augmented Turn-Off)) switching

AgileSwitch, innovator of intelligent IGBT and SiC MOSFET gate drivers, announced that it has “allowed patent claims” related to its proprietary ATOFF (Augmented Turn-Off)) switching technique. The firm expects the formal patent to be awarded within the next 60 to 90 days. AgileSwitch’s Augmented
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11/08/2016
KEMET, a leading global supplier of electronic components, has revealed its most ambitious plans yet for Electronica next week, previewing several new polymer capacitor families while showcasing a variety of technology for automotive, industrial high reliability and space grade applications. These new products
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11/07/2016
Schaffner introduces high-current EMC/EMI filters for 690Vac or 1,500Vdc apps

EMC/EMI filter for 690 VAC- or 1,500 VDC applications

Schaffner, a leader in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and power quality, introduced the new FN 22xx HV and FN 33xx HV standard filters for high current applications for 690 VAC and 1,500 VDC PV inverters, converters and motor drives. These innovative filters are optimised for the requirements of
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11/04/2016
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11/03/2016
GaN Systems to show latest developments at electronica 2016

GaN transistors can reduce the size of a 48 V, 12 kW motor drive by 5X and the weight by 3X

Power system companies continue adopting gallium nitride (GaN) transistors in place of silicon IGBTs and MOSFETs. By designing GaN into power systems and modules, customers have launched a stream of smaller, lighter and less costly electronic systems into the market. These products exhibit dramatic performance
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11/03/2016
Cornell Dubilier's Flatpack rugged flat aluminum electrolytic caps last 5,000 hours at 125°C

Flatpack ruggedized flat aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has introduced the latest in its series of Flatpack ruggedized flat aluminum electrolytic capacitor, the MLSG. This series targets compact power supply applications in military and aerospace, as well as other critical systems. Design enhancements and a new electrolyte push the MLSG
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11/01/2016
PSDcast - Eaton's Jason Lee on supercapacitors

Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design

In this PSDcast Eaton's Jason Lee talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about supercapacitors and their expanding role in today's engineering systems. Eaton recently unveiled a family of 3V supercapacitors offering a 20% increase in power and one of the highest ESRs available.
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11/01/2016
Join Fuji Electric's webinar on advanced IGBT modules today!

Understand and apply the latest IGBT technologies

Saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions reductions are among the trends expanding the demand for rapid improvements in IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) technology, among others. IGBT modules must have increased power densities as well as better temperature management and reliability, realized by applying
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11/01/2016

 



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