Power Supplies

March 2022
Module Lifetime Estimation Tool
Estimating the useable lifetime of electronic components has always been an important task for design engineers, especially for critical applications where the design might see service for several decades. Although manufacturers do specify a lifetime on datasheets, that is under ideal conditions at normal operati
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03/30/2022

Miniaturized Open-Frame Power Supply for Medical, Industrial Applications
Murata announced the expansion of its PQ line which is comprised of open frame AC/DC converters. The PQU1000 series was designed for industrial and medical applications requiring a high level of safety. The line meets IEC62368-1 and EN60601-1 third edition standards for industrial and healthcare app
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03/29/2022
New variants for popular BMR491 quarter-brick DC/DC range
Power ratings now available are 1400 W continuous / 2400 W peak (BMR4912307/856), and 1540 W continuous / 2450 W peak (BMR4913208/857).   The new variants all feature the Flex Power Modules’ ‘Hybrid Regulated Ratio (HRR)’ technique where output voltages vary in a ratio to the input voltage but not
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03/28/2022
Electrothermal models cover MOSFET operating temperature range
Semiconductor manufacturers commonly provide simulation models for their MOSFETs, but these usually only include a limited number of device parameters which have been modelled at typical operating temperatures. Nexperia’s new advanced models capture the thermal interdependency of the complete set of device pa
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03/28/2022
 50W GaN converter enables high-efficiency power designs
With its single-switch topology and high integration, including current-sensing and protection circuitry also built-in, the VIPerGaN50 comes in a compact and low-cost 5mm x 6mm package. The speed of the integrated GaN transistor allows a high switching frequency with a small and lightweight flyback transformer
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03/28/2022
 60V, 70dB PSRR LDOs Deliver Industry-Leading Quiescent Current
The DIODES AP7387 devices are used in applications such as cordless vacuum cleaners, smoke detectors, power tools, and various other household appliances.   The devices have an input voltage range spanning from 5V to 60V, which gives them the flexibility to be connected to 5V, 9V, 12V, 24V, and 48V rai
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03/28/2022
ROHM starts production of 150V GaN HEMTs
The components will ideally be applied in power supply circuits for industrial equipment such as base stations and data centers along with IoT communication devices.   In recent years – due to the rising demand for server systems in response to the growing number of IoT devices – improving powe
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03/28/2022
High-Efficiency Quasi-Resonant PFC IC with 750 V GaN Switch
Power Integrations announced the HiperPFS™-5 family of power-factor-correction (PFC) ICs with an integrated 750 V PowiGaN gallium-nitride switch. With efficiency of up to 98.3 percent, the new ICs deliver up to 240 W without a heat sink and can achieve a power factor of better than 0.98. HiperPFS-5 ICs are i
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03/28/2022
10W and 15W units added to low profile open frame power supplies
Benefiting from the latest power switching technologies, the LHA10F and LHA15F are 15% smaller and offer a leakage current 50% lower than conventional products on the market. Designed for use in a wide range of applications, the LHA10F and LHA15F are able to operate in a wide temperature range from -10 to +70 degr
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03/28/2022
Navitas Announces World’s First 20-Year Warranty for GaN ICs
Navitas Semiconductor has announced a breakthrough 20-year limited warranty for its GaNFast technology – 10x longer than typical silicon, SiC or discrete GaN power semiconductors – and a critical accelerator for GaN’s adoption in data center, solar and EV markets.   GaN is a next-generation semiconductor te
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03/28/2022
650 V MOSFETs in D²PAK for low losses and high reliability
The devices build on Infineon’s state-of-the-art SiC trench technology and come in a compact D 2PAK SMD 7-pin package with .XT interconnection technology. They target high power applications including servers, telecom, industrial SMPS, fast EV charging, motor drives, solar energy systems, energy storage, and batter
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03/28/2022
Infineon releases new EiceDRIVER 2EDN product family
Aiming at space-limited designs, the next-generation devices complement the existing 2EDN driver ICs by providing higher system-level efficiencies, excellent power density, and consistent system robustness with fewer external components. Building upon this expansion, the 2EDN family is now able to drive the power s
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03/28/2022
Infineon is launching EDT2 IGBTs in a TO247PLUS package
The devices are optimized for automotive discrete traction inverters and expand Infineon's portfolio of discrete high-voltage devices for automotive applications. Due to their high quality, the IGBTs meet and exceed the industry standard AECQ101 for automotive components. As a result, the devices can significantly increa
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03/28/2022
ROHM's QuiCur Technology Maximizes the Response Performance of Power Supply ICs
ROHM Semiconductor introduced a new power supply technology, QuiCur, that improves the load transient response characteristics (response performance involving response speed, and voltage stability of subsequent stage) of DC/DC converter ICs (switching regulators) and LDOs (linear regulators). In recent yea
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03/25/2022
EA Elektro-Automatik Introduces its 10000 Series of Programmable DC Power Products
EA Elektro-Automatik introduces its 10000 series enhanced and expanded line of EA-PS and EA-PSI programmable DC power supplies, EA-PSB bidirectional DC power supplies, and EA-ELR regenerative DC electronic loads. The new product launch includes four classes of new 2U models offering a greater range of power fr
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03/25/2022
High-Power Capacitor Charging High-Voltage Power Supplies
Dean Technology, Inc. announced the introduction of a new series of high voltage power supplies designed specifically for exceptional performance in capacitor charging applications requiring higher voltage and higher power. The new UMR-HPC series, which is an extension of the existing UMR Collection o
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03/22/2022
Transphorm's SuperGaN FETs Power Crypto Mining Power Supply
Transphorm, Inc. along with Boco Electronics released that the electronics company’s 3.6 kW power supply uses SuperGaN FETs. The robust 12-volt AC-to-DC power supply achieves a peak efficiency of greater than 96%  and is designed to be used in rugged environments caused by ultra-demanding ap
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03/22/2022
140W Power Supply Design with High- and Low-Voltage GaN Switches

Dr. Denis Marcon, General Manager of Innoscience Europe and Marketing Manager for the USA and Europe

Innoscience Technology announced a new ultra-high-density 140W power supply demo that uses the company's high- and low-voltage GaN HEMT devices to achieve efficiencies of over 95% (230VAC; 5V/28A). Measuring just 60x60x22mm (2.4x2.4x0.9in) the PSU has a class-leading power density of 1.76W/cm3 (29W/in3). Dr. Denis Marcon,
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03/22/2022
Silicon Carbide Makes for Smarter Semi Fab/Process Power Supplies

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Figure 1: Power supplies used in semiconductor fab equipment are essential for every task at the front and back end of the process, with power density and the ability to be as close to the tool as possible being especially critical in next-gen fabs

Semiconductor device fabrication processes have several distinct and intricate steps. Power supplies used in semiconductor fab equipment are essential for every task at the front and back end of the process. Due to its power density, reliability, and design flexibility, engineers are seeing the benefits of using
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Date:
03/15/2022
Enabling Super-Dense Flyback Power Supplies

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Figure 1: A passive primary clamp RCD solution (highlighted) is highly dissipative and limits the efficiency and operating frequency of flyback power supplies

Off-line flyback power supplies require a clamp circuit (sometimes called a snubber) on the primary side of the transformer to limit the drain-source voltage stress on the power MOSFET when this switch turns off during normal operation. There are several approaches to designing these clamp circuits. Low-cost pa
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03/01/2022
Why GaN Enables High Efficiency in Totem-Pole PFC-Based Power Designs

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Figure 1: PFC topologies: dual-boost PFC (a) and boost PFC (b)

Almost all of the popular modern-day trends involve an AC/DC power supply, which takes energy from the AC grid and delivers it to the electrical equipment as a well-regulated DC. With the increasing power consumption in these systems, the associated energy losses in the AC/DC power conversion process becomes a si
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Date:
03/01/2022