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1 Ohm SiC MOSFET Enables Efficient Power-Control Applications
CHICAGO —Littelfuse, Inc. introduced its first 1700VSiC MOSFET, the LSIC1MO170E1000, expanding its portfolio of SiC MOSFET devices. An important addition to the Littelfuse SiC MOSFET product offering, the LSIC1MO170E1000 is a powerful addition to the company’s 1200V SiC MOSFETS and Schottky
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Date:
09/24/2018
$2 Million Award to Reimagine US Power Grid
A $2 million award will equip Michigan State University - and partners Arizona State University, Dresser-Rand and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures - with resources to develop the next generation of designs for long-duration storage on the United States power grid. The award, created by the U.S. Department
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09/20/2018
Coating Enables Seamless Cloaking of Solar Panels and Security Sensors
NORFOLK, VA – The Face Companies of Norfolk, Virginia today announced the development of a revolutionary coating technology that will enable light-sensitive devices such as solar panels and photosensors to be disguised or seamlessly concealed, significantly increasing the aesthetic and economic appeal of these
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Date:
09/20/2018

Using Hydrogen, Methane and Methanol to Reduce CO2 Emissions
Six percent of the world's CO2 emissions are generated by steel production. The use of renewable energy sources in the steel industry is thus very important for responding to climate change. For this reason, researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now initiated
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09/20/2018
Barriers and Opportunities in Renewable Biofuels Production

Eduard Kerkhoven, Project leader, Computational Metabolic Engineering, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have identified two main challenges for renewable biofuel production from cheap sources. Firstly, lowering the cost of developing microbial cell factories, and secondly, establishing more efficient methods for hydrolysis of biomass to sugars for fermentation.
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09/11/2018
 Chassis Mount Ac-Dc Power Supplies in Low Profile Metal Case

CUI’s Power Group today announced a new line of compact, chassis mount ac-dc power supplies housed in an enclosed metal case.

The VGS‑B series offers power ratings from 35 to 350 W with low 30 mm profiles and compact packages as small as 99 x 82 x 30 mm (3.89 x 3.22 x 1.18 in). Delivering no-load power consumption as low as 0.3 W and an operating temperature range of -20 to +70°C, these rugged, metal enclosed power modules are ideal
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Date:
09/11/2018
Desktop medical & ITE 36-65-Watt power supplies

XP Power is launching its cost-effective AKM36/AKM45/AKM65 series of desktop AC-DC power supplies rated at 36W, 45W and 65W.

The supplies are aimed at the healthcare, ITE and industrial markets. All versions meet the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Level VI and EU CoC Tier 2 energy efficiency requirements while offering 2 x MOPP medical-grade isolation and very low no-load power consumption. AC input for all versions
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09/11/2018
TRACO POWER Group opens TRACO POWER France

TRACO POWER Group opens TRACO POWER France

Having worked for 30 years in the power supply industry in strategic positions of engineering and sales positions, he aims to make TRACO POWER the undisputed leader of DC/DC and AC/DC power conversion products in the region. A promising market. TRACO POWER Group decided to establish the new office
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Date:
09/11/2018
TIs’ LMG1020 low-side GaN driver now shipping from Mouser

TIs’ LMG1020 low-side GaN driver now shipping from Mouser

The single, low-side driver enables efficient, high-performance designs in speed-critical applications such as LiDAR, time-of-flight laser drivers, facial recognition, augmented reality, and class E wireless chargers. The Texas Instruments LMG1020 low-side GAN driver, available from Mouser Electronics,
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Date:
09/11/2018
Rectifier Series Provides Superior Efficiency
Plainview, NY - SMC Diode Solutions announced the comprehensive through-hole  SICR5650, SICR6650 and SICR10650 Series of 650V silicon carbide (SiC) Power Schottky Rectifiers.  The high-voltage series boast state-of-the industry silicon carbide technology, which provides very low total conduction
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Date:
09/11/2018
 Maintenance-free Supercap energy storage for modular DC UPS
The two new DC UPS modules Bicker UPSI-1208 (12VDC) and Bicker UPSI-2406 (24VDC) are available in combination with the maintenance-free Supercap energy storage units Bicker BP-SUC (up to 3.6 kJ). The supplied DC consumers are reliably protected against power failures, flicker or voltage fluctuations in unstable
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Date:
09/11/2018
Changing the Type of Silicon Etching Drops Solar Power Costs

Joshua Pearce, professor of material sciences and electrical engineering at Michigan Technological University, has found a way to lower cost of solar power by 10 percent, which could drive investment in the industry.

At the end of one of the hottest summers on record, as fights about how to power homes rage, renewable solar energy continues to present an option that does not significantly add greenhouse gases to the environment in exchange for lighting and cooling our homes. And it's just been given another edge through
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Date:
09/05/2018
Testing Times
Welcome to the September edition of Power System Design. I hope you managed to have a nice summer break and are ready for a busy backend to the year. Since this year is an electronica year, it is destined to be a lot busier than normal. Myself, I managed to get away for a couple of weeks to Tenerife. It was
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Date:
09/04/2018
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