Renewable Energy

June 2021
2 W DC-DC Converters for High-Voltage Gate Driver Applications
Murata has announced the availability of its MGJ2 series, a new line of surface mount DC-DC converters. Comprised of six models, the lightweight units each have a 2 W power rating and are supplied in compact, low-profile form factor modules measuring just 19.49mm x 14.99mm x 4.39mm dimensions. Available in
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Date:
06/30/2021

PSDcast – Moving Towards Renewable Energy (and How it Effects Oil)

A petroleum engineer and consultant, Ian Palmer, PhD has worked at Los Alamos, The Department of Energy, BP, and Higgs-Palmer Technologies. He is a contributor at Forbes.com and the author of The Shale Controversy.

As federal mandates and the natural march of technological progress cause the gradual wholesale transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy – and it’s not “if” but “when” – the only questions surround just how rapid those changes will be and how much of a disruption it’ll be to the oil and ga
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06/30/2021
Lossless Zero-Cross Detection in Offline Switcher ICs
Power Integrations announced LinkSwitch-TNZ, a new switching power supply IC that combines offline power conversion, lossless zero-cross detection and, optionally, X-capacitor discharge functions in a compact SO-8C package. The highly efficient LinkSwitch-TNZ IC can be used for non-isolated buck and bu
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06/16/2021
EPC Expands eGaN FET Family w/ Latest 80 V and 200 V Offerings
EPC advances the performance capability while lowering the cost for off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of EPC2065 and EPC2054 The EPC2065 is an 80 V, 3.6 mΩ, 221 Apulsed eGaN FET in a 7.1 mm2 chip-scale package. The small size and superior efficiency reduce ov
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06/15/2021
Compact DC-Link Solution for PCB Mounting in Cylindrical Shape
TDK Corporation presents its new B32320I* series of compact cylindrical DC-link capacitors for mounting on PCBs. They are designed for voltages of 450 V DC to 1300 V DC and cover a capacitance range of 6.5 µF to 260 µF. The current handling capacity IRMS is up to 27.6 A (10 kHz, 60 °C) and minimal ESR is 2.
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06/10/2021
Saving the Climate with Solar Fuel

By 2030, the retailer Lidl Switzerland will switch from fossil natural gas to liquefied renewable gas to operate its trucks.

Mobility analyses show: Only a small proportion of all vehicles are responsible for the majority of the kilometers driven. We are talking above all about long-distance trucks that transport goods all over Europe. If these continue to be fueled with fossil energy, it will hardly be possible to sufficiently reduce CO
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06/08/2021
Silicon Carbide MOSFET Module Solutions for Charging EVs
ON Semiconductor driving energy efficient innovations, announces a pair of 1200 V full silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET 2-PACK modules further enhancing their range of products suitable for the challenging electric vehicle (EV) market. As sales of EV continue to grow, infrastructure must be rolled-out to meet the ne
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06/07/2021
UnitedSiC announces six new D2PAK-7L SiC FETs
Available in 30, 40, 80 and 150mΩ versions, these latest SiC FETs represent another step forward in accelerating migration to SiC across applications such as server and telecom power supplies, industrial battery chargers and power supplies, EV on-board chargers and DC-DC converters.   The D2PAK-7
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Date:
06/04/2021
Rugged Nicomatic EMM Series rectangular connectors
The connectors reduce space and weight in the most extreme environments, including defence, space, motorsport, civil aviation, UAVs and robotics. The 1.27mm pitch EMM interconnects effect a 40% space reduction over their parent CMM Series and a 20% space saving when compared to standard Micro D connectors. A recen
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06/04/2021
TTI Stocks Molex's OTS Expresslink 2.0 Pico-Clasp Assemblies
TTI, Inc., announces the availability of the full range of Molex Expresslink 2.0 Pico-Clasp Assemblies from stock at TTI. Molex’s Expresslink 2.0 Data Cables reach speeds of up to USB 2.0, to integrate a variety of different Molex connectors and are available for small passable footprints and optimized performance. Th
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06/04/2021
Pushing green hydrogen production forward
The consortium includes Flemish research centres imec and VITO (partners in EnergyVille), together with industrial pioneers Bekaert, Colruyt Group, DEME and John Cockerill.   Under the flag of Hyve, the consortium aims at a cost-efficient and sustainable production of hydrogen at gigawatt level. Hyve
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06/04/2021
Low RDS(on) 40 V MOSFETs deliver highest power density
The MOSFETs are intended for automotive (BUK7S0R5-40H) and industrial (PSMNR55-40SSH) applications.   These devices are the lowest RDS(on) 40 V parts that Nexperia has ever produced and more importantly, they deliver power densities more than 50X greater than traditional D2PAK devices. More, the n
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06/04/2021
8V Gate Withstand Voltage for 150V GaN HEMT
The technology is optimized for power supply circuits in industrial and communication equipment.   In recent years, due to the rising demand for server systems in response to the growing number of IoT devices, improving power conversion efficiency and reducing size have become important social issu
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06/04/2021
Ultra low IQ power management IC for nRF52/nRF53 Series SoCs
The nPM1100 combines a USB compatible input regulator with overvoltage protection, 400mA battery charger and 150mA DC/DC step-down (“buck”) voltage regulator in a 2.075 x 2.075mm wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP). The PMIC ensures reliable power supply and stable operation for Nordic’s nRF52 and nRF53 S
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06/04/2021
Power Management Focus for Mouser Campaign
The series’ second episode, available on the Mouser website, Alexa, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Spotify, explores power management and the potential behind wide bandgap technology.   Each month, the series brings a closer look to industry-changing technologies shaping modern society, and
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06/04/2021
Farnell adds Inksmith experiential learning tools
The Climate Action Kit’s project-based learning experiences are designed to teach students how to apply technology to solve real world problems through the lens of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Every project provides a unique hands-on opportunity for cross-curricular learning, with
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06/04/2021
Renesas Expands Portfolio of World’s Smallest Photocouplers
Measuring a mere 2.5mm x 2.1mm in an LSSO5 package, the world’s smallest optical isolated IGBT drivers and intelligent power module (IPM) driver reduce PCB mounting areas by up to 35 percent compared with other devices on the market.   “Industrial equipment and green energy system manufacturers a
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06/04/2021
2W-Rated Surface Mount DC-DC Converters with Bipolar Outputs
Comprising 9 different models, the lightweight units in the MGJ2 series each have a 2 W power rating and are supplied in compact, low-profile form factor modules with 19.49 mm x 14.99 mm x 4.39 mm dimensions. They are intended to accompany the IGBT and SiC-based MOSFET high-voltage gate drivers used in industr
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06/04/2021
High Temperature, Power DC-Link Film Capacitor
The C4AK series joins the C4AU (harsh environment) and C4AQ-P (125°C) family of power DC-Link film capacitors. These series offer higher capacitance density, DC voltage, and DC ripple current capabilities with an extended operational lifetime at high temperatures in harsh environments. Ideal for use in automoti
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06/04/2021
Mersen relaunches Enlight Energy Cap capacitor series
Since the relaunch, these products feature a new foil structure with much higher rated currents and an optimized price-performance ratio. That makes them the ideal solution for use in frequency converters and DC links in wind energy or photovoltaic technology. “These industries have huge potential”, explains Herw
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06/04/2021
New Würth Elektronik RJ45-10G-LAN transformers
Three tab-down models join the existing Ethernet connectors with integrated transformer in tab-up design. These models have the recess for the connector tab on the underside. All four new RJ45 integrated transformer connectors feature an extremely low-profile package. One of the models is especially suitable for par
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Date:
06/04/2021
APEC 2021: Infineon solutions from silicon to wide bandgap
With a device portfolio that spans silicon and wide bandgap (WBG) devices, engineers look to Infineon for solutions that balance performance, efficiency, reliability and cost. Infineon’s power solutions set the pace for innovations that make life easier, safer and greener.   Products, demonstrat
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Date:
06/04/2021
Enabling System Upgrades with SiC Technology using Industry-Standard Baseplate-Less Packaging

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Wolfspeed, a Cree company, has introduced the Wolfspeed WolfPACKTM family of power modules, which feature silicon carbide (SiC) devices in a well-known power module package. The modules are built on the years of research and optimization Wolfspeed has dedicated to its SiC material and devices.  Along with critical
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Date:
06/01/2021
PSDcast – Does Nuclear Power have a PR Problem?

Ed Halpin, the CEO and namesake of Halpin Leadership Industries.

There appears to be at least a slight disparity between nuclear’s actual record and its perceived image....  
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Date:
06/01/2021