Wide-Bandgap Semis

August 2020
Powering Next-Gen Systems with Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors
Global electrical energy demand is forecast to peak at 30 petawatts in 2020, and beyond that it’s set to increase further. The source might be fossil fuels or renewables–but regardless, the efficiency of power-conversion equipment is critical to minimize costs and energy lost to the environment. Industry consumes
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08/31/2020

Silicon Carbide's Impact on Electrification

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Figure 1. Cree employees in the lab

The upcoming shift from silicon to silicon carbide in numerous power systems is the biggest transition in the power semiconductor industry since the move from bipolar to IGBTs in the 1980s. While that shift is occurring, many of the industries impacted are experiencing unusually transformative periods across th
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08/31/2020
EPC Doubles the Performance of its 200 V eGaN FET Family
  EPC advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2215 and EPC2207 200 V eGaN FETs.  The applications for these leading-edge devices include class D audio, synchronous rectification, solar MPPTs (maximum
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08/20/2020
£1.68M UK government grant for Bizen transistor technology
The transistor process technology will be the foundation for the success of British and worldwide industries in all sectors. The grant has been made by the ‘Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge’ program, part of UKRI’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The aim of the initiative is to position the UK
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08/05/2020
Robust Connection for Power
The new connectors are available in various blade designs, orientations and dimensions and are intended for current flows up to 16 A and working voltages up to 300 V. Straight or angled contacts in various numbers are available — for the common 6.3 mm blade receptacles but also for the 2.8 mm version. Fo
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08/05/2020
New Video Shows How a Zero Flux Current Transducer Works
The transducers can be used for applications such as power analysers in EV production, medical equipment such as MRI scanners and power supplies for particle accelerators. The video explains zero flux technology, also called ‘fluxgate’ and how it works, including the use of a closed loop which balances opposi
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08/05/2020
Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors work up to 150°C
This product lineup is compatible with AEC-Q200, a reliability test qualification standard for automotive passive components. We have sophisticated various types of elemental technologies nurtured by us to improve the temperature characteristics of X7R (operating temperature range: -55 to 125°C) in our  onv
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08/05/2020
Asymmetrical Output, Isolated Dc-Dc Converters
The PRQ3W-S, PQD10W-D, PQF20W-D, and PRF30W-D are 3 to 30 W, dual regulated, dc-dc converters in SIP & DIP packages. These converters additionally offer wide input ranges, robust operating temperatures, and EN 62368-1 certification. The PRQ3W-S series offers up to 3 W of continuous power, an ultra-wide 4:1 i
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08/05/2020