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White Goods

May 2015
Today’s power conversion and power management applications demand compact yet robust power switching circuitry that supports high-voltage, high-frequency operation with the minimum of losses from the smallest possible PCB area. By definition, the choice of MOSFET technology has a significant impact
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05/29/2015
Designing the future

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

The first modern wave of rapid human development, also known as the first industrial revolution, began in the middle of the 18th century. The development of devices that could be used to magnify a human’s capabilities immediately changed the face of the planet, impacting everything from agriculture
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05/29/2015
Hirose releases a high current, single circuit storage battery connector

PS3C Series connectors

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has introduced the PS3C Series connector, a high power, single circuit (position) cable connector supporting 150 Amps for storage battery applications. The PS3C Series is designed with a highly reliable blade contact that features a clip-like
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05/29/2015

System architects of embedded systems, networking, and datacom equipment are constantly being pushed to increase the data throughput and performance of their systems as well as add functionality and features. At the same time, pressure is being applied to decrease the system’s overall power consumption. For
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05/28/2015
Did you know that every 10°C rise in ambient temperature reduces every component’s lifetime by 50%? That power supplies with drop-offs or variances can lead to premature failures and even completely fried parts in your system? Indeed, most agree that power-intensive applications need, and really must have,
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05/28/2015
We thought it would be helpful to assemble a top five list of the most common mistakes or “don’ts” that occur during the design of efficient power systems – and how to avoid them. This information comes from our observations and yes, some of our own experiences during Electrocube’s 50-plus years in
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05/28/2015
As power levels are increased and output voltages drop, it is common to have just a few turns in the windings of inductors and transformers. When this happens, standard round wires are usually not the best choice for building magnetic structures, and foil is often used. With a foil winding, the width of the
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05/28/2015
Towards a new era in power electronics

Jim Witham, CEO, GaN Systems

GaN material offers orders of magnitude improvement in switching and conduction performance and, when produced on GaN-on-Silicon substrates, can reduce power system costs.  Only diamond power semiconductors have been proposed as a superior material system to GaN, but the consensus is that we are decades
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05/28/2015
Power Integrations' wide-range CAPZero-2 IC safely discharges X capacitors up to 6 ÂμF

CAPZero-2 X capacitor discharge ICs

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced CAPZero-2 ICs, the next generation of its CAPZero line of innovative, two-terminal, X capacitor discharge ICs. CAPZero-2 ICs increase design flexibility by covering a wide range of applications and
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05/28/2015
Renesas simplifies sensor-less brushless DC motor control

RL78/G1F Microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the RL78/G1F Group of multi-function microcontrollers (MCUs), adding 20 new members to its low-power RL78 Family of MCUs. Featuring enhanced peripheral functions and compatibility across the RL78/G1x Series of MCUs, the new
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05/28/2015
Michael Frisch of Vincotech on their latest power solutions

Michael Frisch of Vincotech

In this PSDcast Michael Frisch of Vincotech talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their latest power solutions at the 2015 PCIM exhibition. Among the solutions presented at the event, Vincotech unveiled their new flow7PACK Line family - the flow7PACK 1200 V product family features a brake, three-phase
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05/27/2015
Vishay Intertechnology's latest fast body diode N-channel MOSFETs enhance performance in soft-switching topologies

600 V EF Series fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs

Vishay Intertechnology introduced three new devices in its new 600 V EF Series of fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs. With low reverse recovery charge and on-resistance, the Vishay Siliconix SiHx21N60EF, SiHx47N60EF, and SiHx70N60EF increase reliability and save energy in industrial, telecom, computing,
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05/26/2015
Powerex releases integrated power module

Powerex Integrated Power Module

The Powerex Integrated Power Module (PIPM) is a configurable IGBT-based power platform. The module has rated power outputs from 75-229 KW and operates on DC bus voltages from 400 to 800 VDC and switching frequencies of up to 20 kHz. The power module can be mounted on various heatsinks,
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05/19/2015
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, launched the latest addition to its range of E-mode GaN-on-Silicon high power transistors based on its three core proprietary technologies. The new GaN high-power enhancement-mode device, designated the GS65516T, boasts the highest
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05/19/2015
MicroPower Direct offers high-isolation 2W SMT DC/DC converters

ML200SEI series low-cost 2W DC/DC converters

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the ML200SEI series is a family of 2W DC/DC converters in a miniature SMT case. These converters provide a unique combination of power density, high performance features, long term reliability and economy for a wide variety of space critical, board level power distribution
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05/14/2015
Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting electronic and magnetic components is exhibiting at PCIM Europe and Sensor & Test Show in Nuremberg/Germany from May 19th to the 21st in Nuremberg, Germany. PCIM Europe is an international leading meeting point for specialists
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05/14/2015
Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung ARTIK platform to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). ARTIK is an open platform that includes a best-in-class family of integrated production-ready modules, advanced software, development
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05/13/2015
AVX introduces HV auto-grade radial-leaded MLCCs

SV Series high voltage, automotive grade, multilayer ceramic (MLC), radial-leaded capacitor

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the SV Series high voltage, automotive grade, multilayer ceramic (MLC), radial-leaded capacitors. Qualified to AEC-Q200 and rated for 1,000VDC, the new SV Series capacitors are designed with C0G (NP0) Class I dielectric
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05/13/2015
Microchip’s dsPIC33EP “GS†family is optimized for digital power apps

dsPIC33EP “GS” family of Digital Signal Controllers

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the 14-member dsPIC33EP “GS” family of Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). The dsPIC33EP “GS” family delivers the performance needed to implement more sophisticated non-linear, predictive
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05/13/2015
Molex, a manufacturer of complete interconnect solutions, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Soligie, a specialist in printed and flexible electronic solutions for applications in medical, military, industrial, lighting and consumer goods. Products range from sensor systems, medical wearables, LED
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05/12/2015
VACUUMSCHMELZE adds to its sophisticated sensor portfolio at PCIM 2015

4646-X7xx current sensor for PCB mounting

At this year’s PCIM in Nuremberg (held from 19th – 21st May), VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) will again present its comprehensive portfolio of sensors. The company’s stand, No. 119 in Hall 7, will contain proven products in addition to debuting DI sensors designed specifically for electric vehicle charging cables,
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05/11/2015
Intersil's PowerNavigator GUI speeds digital power system design, validation, and monitoring

PowerNavigator version 5.2

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions today unveiled PowerNavigator version 5.2, a free, downloadable graphical user interface (GUI) that helps system designers quickly configure, validate and monitor their power supply architectures. The new features included
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05/11/2015
The Energy Institute (EI)'s annual awards competition is now open and the EI is calling for entries from all sectors of the global energy industry. These awards, run by the EI for over 15 years, celebrate the best of the energy sector, highlighting the invaluable contribution that the industry makes to society. Ian
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05/11/2015
The Cores and Components division of VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) will again attend PCIM in Nuremberg this year. From 19th to 21st May, VAC's stand 119 in Hall 7 will focus its product presentations on transformers, cut cores and chokes using the nanocrystalline material VITROPERM®. This year, VAC will highlight
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05/08/2015

 



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