Power Passives & Discretes
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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