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Single Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers for "New Dual" Modules
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power.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-09-08

Power Integrations announced SCALE-iFlex Single gate-drivers for the popular "New Dual" 100 mm x 140 mm IGBT modules. The compact drivers support modules up to 3.3 kV and are available now for design-in. The SCALE-iFlex Single gate-drivers are ideal for light-rail, renewable energy generation and other high-reliability applications that demand compact, rugged driver solutions. Thorsten Schmidt, product marketing manager at Power Integrations commented: "SCALE-iFlex Single gate-drivers fit the outline of the latest standard IGBT power modules including the Mitsubishi LV100/HV100, Infineon xHP2 and xHP3, ABB LinPak, Hitachi nHPD² and other similar products." SCALE-iFlex Single gate-drivers use Power Integrations' SCALE-2 ASIC technology which dramatically reduces component count compared to conventional products. The ASIC also provides Advanced Active Clamping (AAC) over-voltage protection during normal operation, a substantial improvement over simple soft shut down, which adds extra protection in case of short-circuit during turn-on. Devices are conformally coated and feature reinforced isolation. Isolated housings ensure isolation between modules when they are mounted side-by-side. Devices are pre-qualified according to railway standards IEC 61373 – Class 1B (shock & vibration) and IEC 61000-4-x (EMC tests) and IEC 60068-2-x (serial environmental tests). Burn-in is optionally available.

BLDC Motor Drivers with Code-Free, Sensorless FOC and Trapezoidal Control
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ti.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-09-08

Texas Instruments introduced 70-W brushless DC (BLDC) motor drivers to provide code-free, sensorless trapezoidal and field-oriented control (FOC). The devices enable engineers to spin a BLDC motor in less than 10 minutes – eliminating months of design time for engineers designing a wide variety of industrial systems such as major and small home appliances, and medical applications such as ventilators and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. With integrated real-time control and up to 18 discrete components – including power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) – the devices also speed system response time while reducing board space by as much as 70%, all while providing best-in-class acoustic performance. The MCF8316A and MCT8316A BLDC motor drivers include a set of commutation control algorithms that eliminate the need to develop, maintain and qualify motor-control software, which eliminates months of design time. The algorithms, along with a high level of integration, enable these motor drivers to manage critical functions such as motor fault detection, while implementing protection mechanisms to increase system reliability. Because these motor drivers integrate sensorless technology to determine rotor position, they eliminate the need for external Hall sensors, which reduces system cost and increases reliability. Additionally, the MCF8316A sensorless FOC motor driver intelligently extracts motor parameters, enabling designers to quickly tune a motor while delivering consistent system performance regardless of motor manufacturing variations. The MCT8316A sensorless trapezoidal control motor driver enables designers to tune a motor using only five hardware pins, simplifying systems by eliminating the need for a microcontroller interface.

Awarded for Global Sustainability for Reducing Battery Use and E-Waste
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powercastco.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-09-07

The Business Intelligence Group awarded Powercast with its Sustainability Initiative of the Year in the 2021 Sustainability Awards program. These awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission. Powercast aims to make one-time-use batteries obsolete by working with electronic manufacturers to recharge batteries or replace them altogether with its over-the-air RF (radio frequency) wireless power technology. Many of today's small electronic devices can be designed so they're environmentally friendly, either with rechargeable batteries that can accept an RF wireless charge, or with no batteries that can be directly powered by RF power. A Powerharvester chip is embedded in devices to receive RF energy sent over the air from either a dedicated Powercast transmitter, or from industry-standard RFID readers. The Powerharvester then converts the RF to direct current (DC) to top off the battery or power the device. Powercast's technology touches millions of users across 15+ industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, IoT, entertainment, retail, RFID, and sensors. The company's collaborative approach and expertise in all aspects of product design, from vision through prototyping and commercialization, has resulted in dozens of applications and millions of units shipped. "We're already partnering with many manufacturers to create wirelessly rechargeable devices that keep batteries out of landfills," said Charles Goetz, CEO of Powercast. "But, we strive for the day where all devices will charge in the background when consumers enter their home, office or car, where they'll never have to throw batteries away."

High-Volume Micro-Transfer Printing Capabilities
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xfab.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-09-07

X-FAB Silicon Foundries is now able to support volume heterogeneous integration via Micro-Transfer Printing (MTP), thanks to a licensing agreement that has just been secured with X-Celeprint. This will mean that a diverse range of semiconductor technologies may be combined together, each being optimized for particular functional requirements. These will include SOI, GaN, GaAs and InP, as well as MEMS. In order to become the first foundry to provide customers with MTP-based heterogeneous integration, X-FAB has made substantial investments over the last two years. It has also established new optimized workflows and cleanroom protocols. This will allow customers to work with the foundry on heterogeneous design projects - benefitting from a low-risk and fully scalable business model that offers a clear migration to volume production. X-Celeprint's proprietary massively-parallel pick-and-place MTP technology stacks and fans-out ultra-thin dies based on different process nodes, technologies, and wafer sizes. It results in the formation of virtually monolithic 3D stacked ICs, which have enhanced performance, greater power efficiency, and take up less space. Furthermore, all this can be achieved at an accelerated rate, thereby significantly shortening time-to-market. "By licensing X-Celeprint's disruptive MTP technology, we are uniquely positioned in our ability to facilitate the incorporation of numerous different semiconductor technologies. X-FAB customers will be able to utilize a technology that no other foundry is offering, and existing X-Celeprint customers may now tap into capacity levels that will easily meet their future demands," Volker Herbig, VP of X-FAB's MEMS business unit, explains.

Strategic Partnership Focused on SiC Power Devices
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rohm.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-09-07

The global semiconductor manufacturer ROHM, together with Geely Automobile Group have entered into a strategic partnership to develop advanced technologies in the automotive field. Both companies have been collaborating on a variety of automotive applications since 2018, when they first agreed to carry out technical exchange. This partnership is expected to further promote cooperation and accelerate innovation for automotive applications. Geely is working to extend the cruising range of electric vehicles while reducing battery costs and shortening charge times by developing high efficiency traction inverters and onboard charging systems that adopt ROHM's advanced power solutions centered on SiC power devices. At the same time, Geely is committed to improving user experience through the development of high performance ADAS and intelligent cockpit systems using a wide range of products and solutions, including communication ICs and discrete devices. As a first step, traction inverters equipped with ROHM's SiC power devices are being integrated in electric vehicle platforms currently being developed by Geely. Through this partnership, ROHM and Geely will contribute to sustainability by promoting the development of low carbon technologies in the automotive industry and offering solutions for achieving greater safety and security in our increasingly mobility society.

Optically Isolated Load-Biased Gate Driver
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-09-07

Littelfuse announced an optically-isolated MOSFET gate driver that requires no external power supply, yet can provide fast load turn-on speeds in the order of tens of microseconds. "The CPC1596 570V Load-Biased Opto-Gate Driver addresses a critical market need," said Steve Andrezyk, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Littelfuse. "Universal AC power line applications now have a custom, higher power optically isolated solid-state relay (SSR) solution without the cost of an auxiliary power supply or additional discrete devices to meet fast start-up speed requirements."
The problem: Standard Photovoltaic (PV) Gate Drivers simplify SSR-design by eliminating the need for auxiliary power supplies. Due to output currents in the µA-range, they get slower with larger gate charges of external MOSFETs, making it difficult to fulfill demanding fast turn-on application requirements.
The solution: The CPC1596 provides fast turn-on switch speed (typically 40µs) enabling designers to create a custom, higher power, optically isolated, DC-only or AC/DC solid-state relay (SSR) with external MOSFET(s). To increase the switching speed, simply utilize the product's unique load-biasing, on-board circuit. The use of load-biasing eliminates the need for an opto-gate driver auxiliary power supply. An internal regulator circuit regulates the voltage drawn from the load supply (up to 570V) down to 12.2V for internal use. An external storage capacitor is added to enable constant voltage control for properly driving the MOSFET.

Development of an Image Diagnosis Technology Utilizing a High-Sensitivity Magnetic Sensor
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tdk.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-09-06

Yokohama National University and TDK Corporation have developed a prototype image diagnosis technology utilizing a high-sensitivity magnetic sensor. The developed prototype technology is related to the magnetic particle imaging method which is intended to detect and create images of magnetic particles accumulated in a tumor or blood vessel. The principle of the magnetic particle imaging is to detect the magnetic signals generated by magnetic particles accumulated in a tumor or blood vessel from outside of the body. When intended for use in medical imaging, it is important for devices to be highly sensitive to enable the detection of small amounts of magnetic particles. Though magnetic particle imaging technologies primarily use a method that measures electromotive force electromagnetically induced through detection coils, the new technology developed by YNU utilizes a prototype high-sensitivity magnetic sensor to achieve this. The prototype high-sensitivity magnetic sensor was developed by TDK for use in the detection weak magnetic fields at room temperature. Although still under development, the prototype sensor has been shown in a prior feasibility study to measure magnetic field distribution in a heart. Through this development, the sensor has successfully reduced the strength of the alternate current magnetic fields applied from outside of the body to one tenth lower than conventional levels. This reduced strength of the applied field is achieved by the non-linear response characteristics of the sensor to the measured magnetic field strength.

Accelerating GaN technology Development for 650 V GaN Power Devices
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infineon.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-09-02

Infineon Technologies and Panasonic Corporation have signed an agreement for the joint development and production of the second generation (Gen2) of their proven gallium nitride (GaN) technology. The performance and reliability combined with the capability of 8-inch GaN-on-Si wafer production mark Infineon's strategic outreach to the growing demand for GaN power semiconductors. In accordance with market requirements, Gen2 will be developed as 650 V GaN HEMT. The devices will allow for ease of use and provide an improved price-performance ratio, targeting, amongst others, high- and low-power SMPS applications, renewables, motor drive applications. For many designs, gallium nitride (GaN) offers fundamental advantages over silicon. "In addition to the same high reliability standards as for Gen 1, with the next generation customers will benefit from even easier control of the transistor as well as a significantly improved cost position, thanks to moving to an 8-inch wafer manufacturing," says Andreas Urschitz, President of Infineon's Power and Sensor Systems Division. Like the jointly developed Gen 1 devices, known as Infineon's CoolGaN and Panasonic's X-GaN, the second generation will be based on the normally-off GaN-on-silicon transistor structure. This, in combination with the unmatched robustness of the hybrid-drain-embedded gate injection transistor (HD-GIT) structure, makes these components the product of choice and one of the most long-term reliable solutions in the market.

40A Printed HE-R Relay for 3 Phase Systems
  • Product Release
  • 2021-09-01

Panasonic Industry's HE-R relay is a PCB based relay that can be used as the main switching element in 3 phase systems. Being remarkably compact, it contributes to considerable space and cost savings. Each of the 4 NO contacts is able to switch 40A up to an ambient temperature of +85°C - also a result of the sophisticated thermal design and an unique low coil holding power. An optional NC contact as feedback contact can handle low level loads down to 10mA / 5VDC. "Because of its outstanding ratio of size, power and robustness, the IEC62955 compliant HE-R re-lay is the perfect choice for contemporary and demanding AC/DC wall box designs", claims Panagiotis Venardos from Panasonic Industry Europe. "The advanced technology inside the HE-R ena-bles our customers now to control 3 phase systems directly on the PCB – that might not only be highly interesting for domestic wall boxes, but also for AC or DC charging stations and other fields of application, such as industrial automation or energy harvesting."

DC/DC Converters with 3000 VAC Isolation Voltage
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tracopower.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-09-01

TRACO's THR line comprises four series of DC/DC converters between 3 and 40 Watt with reinforced isolation (3000 VAC). These regulated DC/DC converters come in either a DIP-24 or 2"x1" package and also feature increased resistance against shock and vibration according to EN 61373. The THR 3WI, THR 10WI and THR 20WI also have an internal input filter to comply with EN 55032 class A. High efficiencies up to 90% allow safe operation from –40°C to +80°C (with derating). All models have a wide 4:1 input voltage range and precisely regulated, isolated output voltages. With the latest IT safety certifications (IEC/EN/UL 62368-1) the THR line is the perfect choice for many demanding applications in the industrial, transportation and instrumentation sectors.

Single-chip GaN Gate Driver for Industrial and Home Automation
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st.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-31

STMicroelectronics' STDRIVEG600 half-bridge gate driver has high current output and 45ns propagation delay, closely matched between high-side and low-side outputs, to handle high-frequency switching of GaN enhancement-mode FETs. Also suitable for driving N-channel silicon MOSFETs at up to 20V, the STDRIVEG600 allows the flexibility to apply up to 6V gate-source voltage (VGS) on GaN devices to ensure low Rds(on). In addition, there is an integrated bootstrap circuit that helps minimize the bill of materials and simplify board layout. This circuit uses a synchronous MOSFET that lets the bootstrap voltage reach the logic supply voltage, VCC, allowing the driver to operate from a single supply without a low-dropout regulator (LDO). With dV/dt immunity of ±200V/ns, the STDRIVEG600 ensures dependable gate control in challenging electrical environments. The logic inputs are CMOS/TTL compatible down to 3.3V for easy interfacing with a host microcontroller or DSP. The high-side section withstands up to 600V, allowing use in applications with a high-voltage bus up to 500V. The outputs have 5.5A/6A sink/source capability and provide separated turn-on and turn-off pins that let designers choose the optimum way to control the gate. In addition, both the high-side and low-side circuits support Kelvin connection to the power-switch source for enhanced control. Dedicated ground and supply-voltage connections for the low-side driver ensure stable switching with the Kelvin connection and allow a shunt resistor to be used for current sensing without additional isolation or input filtering.

High-Frequency Wirewound Chip Inductor
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coilcraft.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-31

The Coilcraft 016008C Series is a high-frequency-wirewound chip inductor that features a high Q factor, up to 40% higher than the best thin-film counterparts. High Q is required to minimize the insertion loss in RF antenna impedance matching circuits, which makes the 016008C ideal for high-frequency applications such as cell phones, wearable devices, and LTE or 5G IoT networks.

Promoting Female Engineers
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semikron.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-31

The SEMIKRON Bachelor Women Award was presented for the first time at this year's Day of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology ("EEI Day") at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). The lucky award winner, student Katharina Stich, received the prize in recognition of the excellent mark awarded for her BA dissertation. Professor Uwe Scheuermann, Simulation & Analysis Director at SEMIKRON, and Anja Oberndörfer, Head of Training at SEMIKRON, handed over the award during a virtual ceremony held on 16 July 2021. At a later meeting in person at SEMIKRON's head office in Nuremberg, the award winner was presented with the award certificate and a cheque for 750 euros. Bernd Enser, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at SEMIKRON, congratulated Ms. Stich on the award while Ms. Oberndörfer spoke of the importance of promoting young women who are on MINT study programmes. SEMIKRON will continue to support Ms. Stich as part of a mentoring programme where, among other things, she will have the opportunity to experience first-hand what a day in the life of a female engineer is like. Another highlight on the EEI Day was the presentation of the SEMIKRON Student Award, which went to eleven students in recognition of their outstanding results. This year's awards went to students of the FAU's Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology (EEI) for the 13th time and students of the Department of Materials Science for the 11th time.

Reiko Winkler is Appointed General Manager
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finepower.com
  • People
  • 2021-08-27

Effective from 2021/08/01, Reiko Winkler will be General Manager of Finepower GmbH. As member of the management board, he will be responsible for the strategic alignment and the implementation for a sustainable growth strategy. Since its foundation in 2001, Finepower has established itself very successfully in the market of power electronics and has grown from a small team of four founding members to an internationally active distributor and engineering service provider. In addition to the high number of industrial companies, Finepower's customers also include leading Tier 1s and OEMs from the automotive industry, who value the expertise of the power electronics specialists. Reiko Winkler joined Finepower in 2011 as Key Account Manager and, since 2018 as Head of Sales he has contributed significantly to the growth of the distribution business, which today represents the largest share of Finepower's revenue. As an electrical engineering graduate with an MBA and about 20 years of experience in technical sales of electronic components, he is well prepared for this new and challenging position. The new management team will be formed with two other colleagues who have received power of attorney in this context. Please welcome also Stephanie Mahrenholz (Head of Operations and Finance) and Reiner Nowitzki (Head of Engineering) in their new roles.

Fully Virtual IEEE ECCE 2021
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ieee-ecce.org
  • Event News
  • 2021-08-27

The safety and well-being of our participants is our priority. Due to the resurgence of COVID-19, along with complex international travel requirements, the organizing committee has pivoted ECCE 2021 to fully virtual. The conference will be live on October 10-14, 2021, offering many live events such as the plenary session, interactive sessions with the tutorial instructors, industry-oriented special sessions, expo-dedicated live hours and a new technical program format.  Additionally, the conference on-demand content and exhibit will be available for a total of 30 days. The virtual format allows us to come together to learn, idea-share and gain insight into the latest innovations within the energy conversion field, and ensures that the current landscape does not hinder anyone's ability to participate.

Teaming Up to Accelerate Electronics Design
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snapeda.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-26

SnapEDA and Panasonic have collaborated to release a free collection of helpful resources for electronics designers. These resources include computer-aided design (CAD) models for over 75,000 of Panasonic's components. These CAD models allow engineers to make custom products with Panasonic's electronics components quickly and reliably. "Panasonic strives to provide the highest quality products to their customers and these new CAD models are no exception. Our collaboration brings thousands of high quality CAD models to engineers, streamlining their design process and enabling them to move to scale faster and more reliably with Panasonic components" said Natasha Baker, Founder & CEO of SnapEDA. The new models include schematic symbols and PCB footprints for electronics design, as well as 3D mechanical models to ensure proper mechanical clearances and design visualization. In addition to the CAD models themselves, engineers can also see a real-time report generated by SnapEDA's patented verification technology, to gain instant transparency into manufacturability. The models cover Panasonic's radial and surface mount resistors, capacitors and inductors. They are compatible with all major electronics and mechanical design tools.

Acquisition Completed
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analog.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-26

Analog Devices announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products. The combination further strengthens ADI's position as a high-performance analog semiconductor company with trailing twelve-month revenue of over $9 billion and free cash flow of over $3 billion1 on a pro forma basis. "Today is a tremendous milestone for ADI and I'm delighted to welcome the Maxim team, who share our passion for solving our customers' most complex technology problems," said Vincent Roche, President and CEO. "With more than 10,000 engineers and the increased breadth and depth of our best-in-class technologies, we are well-positioned to develop even more complete, cutting-edge solutions for our customers. Together, we will drive the next waves of analog semiconductor innovation, while engineering a healthier, safer and more sustainable future for all." Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Maxim stockholders received 0.63 of a share of ADI common stock for each share of Maxim common stock. Maxim common stock will no longer be listed for trading on the NASDAQ stock market. In connection with the closing of the transaction, Tunç Doluca, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxim, and Mercedes Johnson, former Founding Executive of Avago Technologies, will join the ADI Board of Directors. Mr. Doluca and Ms. Johnson served on Maxim's Board of Directors until the closing of the transaction.

Current Probe Kit Facilitates Safe 480V Panel Connected Load Studies
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poweretc.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-26

POWERetc Corporation announces the availability of the CCPK-6 Cabinet Current Probe Kit that enables routine panel capacity studies to be performed in 480V panels – without the need to open or power down the panel. The kit includes a 4-phase, 6"-diameter MicroFlex current probe assembly rated at 4000A, a thru-panel cabinet adapter/connector, and an exterior jumper cable to connect the METSyS logger to the cabinet connector plug. By facilitating the setup of the METSyS logger and POWERetc's custom report generator package, the kit makes it easier to conduct Cal OSHPD (PIN 38 for medical facilities) and NEC 220.87 (Exception Method) connected load studies. "Panel-capacity connected load studies that comply with NEC 220.87 or OSHPD studies in California medical facilities are very common – and challenging," said Bruce Lonie, President of POWERetc. "Live panel setup of these tests requires use of PPE and, in many cases, powered-down setup isn't even possible, particularly in hospital environments where critical loads are affected. Our new permanently-installed METSyS adapter kit allows facility personnel to safely and quickly conduct these studies without interrupting power." A single complete portable system along with multiple permanently-installed Current Probe Kits – one for each 480V cabinet – will quickly pay for themselves in reduced service costs and power interruptions.

Diode Protection Switch Suitable for Type-C Power Delivery
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aosmd.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-26

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced a Type-C Power Delivery high voltage sink protection switch using ideal diode methodology for reverse current protection. The AOZ13984DI-02 and AOZ13987DI-02 are smart protection switches in a single small thermally enhanced 3mm x 3mm DFN package. The products use AOS's advanced co-packaging technology, combining a high-performance IC with protection features and our latest high SOA Trench MOSFET. They offer low RDS(ON) (20mohm) back-to-back MOSFETs to block any reverse current under fault conditions and are capable of up to 28V absolute maximum voltage. Typically, a USB Type-C port adaptor supplies 5V at plug-in. Once plugged in, the client device negotiates a higher voltage for fast charging. The rise time for VBUS voltage from 5V to the final target value is very slow per the USB standard. Typical Type C protection switch designs that rely on a comparator to detect a voltage drop across the back-to-back power switches do not work with slow rising VBUS voltages and are susceptible to system-level faults. It's for this reason, robust system designs implement an ideal diode approach. Typically, such solutions were implemented discretely and require many external components and lack protection features that are possible with an integrated circuit-based approach.

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in Europe
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rohm.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-26

Since 1971, ROHM Semiconductor GmbH has established eight locations throughout Europe to support its customers with tailored semiconductor solutions – locally. The company highlights the milestones of its European activities with a special "50th Anniversary" website. Founded in 1958 in Kyoto, Japan, the ROHM group today has become a global player and supplier in the electronics industry. The company produces a wide range of solutions including integrated circuits for power management, SiC MOSFETs, diodes and modules, silicon power transistors and diodes, but also LEDs, resistors and many more electronic components. Being a vertically integrated semiconductor manufacturer, ROHM is largely independent of suppliers and can respond more flexibly to market changes. ROHM Semiconductor Europe, founded in 1971, with Headquarters in Willich near Düsseldorf, Germany, is represented by eight offices in six countries today: Germany, France, UK, Spain, Finland and Italy. Additionally, ROHM's production facility SiCrystal, located in Nuremberg, Germany, supplies the global markets with silicon carbide wafers. The company's European business activities – in line with the ROHM group's Medium-Term Management Plan 'MOVING FORWARD to 2025' ¬– aim to accelerate social contribution. "We focus on power and analog solutions and contribute to our customers' needs for energy saving and downsizing of their products," states Wolfram Harnack, President at ROHM Semiconductor Europe. ROHM's European business both serves the needs of automotive and industrial application areas. "For example, car manufacturers strongly demand our silicon carbide devices for their production of electric cars. In addition, we also see exciting projects in the industrial field and expect a major growth in Europe – particularly in the area of infrastructure for e-mobility and alternative energies," Harnack continues.

Rad Hard Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Devices
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epc.space
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-25

EPC Space technology produces devices that are smaller, have lower resistance, and have many times superior switching performance compared to silicon solutions.  Spanning a range of 40 Volts to 300 Volts, and 4 Amperes to 30 Amperes, the discrete power transistor family demonstrates significant performance advantages over competitive silicon-based Rad Hard power MOSFETs. The Drivers and Power Stages product line includes ultra-fast low-side eGaN drivers, ultra-fast dual low-side eGaN drivers, and half bridge drivers with integrated eGaN power switches. Beyond the overall higher performance, these devices offer superior radiation hardness under heavy ions (SEE), gamma radiation (TID), and Neutron Displacement Damage (DD) as compared to Si solution; moreover, SEE immunity is guaranteed by wafer. EPC Space devices are manufactured in the US at an AS9100D certified facility located in the greater Boston area. It is worth noting, that tens of thousands of these devices are already on board of satellites flying in LEO and GEO orbits with mission lives of more than ten years. "With the performance, reliability, and price advantage clearly on the side of EPC Space GaN devices, it is hard to justify continuing to pay two times the price for lower performing, heavier, larger silicon-based power solutions" commented Bel Lazar, CEO.

Acquisition of GT Advanced Technologies
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gtat.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-25

onsemi and GT Advanced Technologies announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which onsemi will acquire GTAT for $415 million in cash. Founded in 1994, GTAT has significant experience in crystalline growth, including SiC. SiC is a key material for next-generation semiconductors that provide technical benefits in SiC power switching devices, significantly improving system efficiency in electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging and energy infrastructure. The transaction is expected to better position onsemi to secure and grow supply of SiC and meet rapidly growing customer demand for SiC-based solutions in the sustainable ecosystem, including EVs, EV charging and energy infrastructure. Combining onsemi's manufacturing capabilities with GTAT's technical expertise will accelerate SiC development and position onsemi to better serve customers as the sustainable ecosystem rapidly ramps up over the next decade. This enhanced SiC capability will allow onsemi to assure customers of supply of critical components and to further commercialize intelligent power technologies. "This transaction reflects our confidence and stated commitment to meaningfully invest in silicon carbide solutions to support the creation of intelligent power and sensing technologies to help build a sustainable future," said Hassane El-Khoury, president and chief executive officer of onsemi. "We are focused on deepening our leadership and innovation in game-changing technologies that support the automotive and industrial sectors, and GTAT brings outstanding technical capabilities and expertise in developing wafering-ready silicon carbide, which we intend to accelerate and expand to better empower customers in our high-growth end markets. We look forward to welcoming GTAT's talented employees to the onsemi team and driving innovation together."

45W and 150W GaN Devices for High-Efficiency Power Conversion
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st.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-24

Easing the transition to high-efficiency wide-bandgap technology, STMicroelectronics has released the MasterGaN3 and MasterGaN5 integrated power packages for applications up to 45W and 150W, respectively. Joining the MasterGaN1, MasterGaN2, and MasterGaN4, which target applications from 65W to 400W, the additions give extra flexibility to choose the optimum Gallium Nitride (GaN) device and driver solution when designing switched-mode power supplies, chargers, adapters, high-voltage Power-Factor Correction (PFC), and DC/DC converters. ST's MasterGaN concept simplifies migrating from ordinary silicon MOSFETs to GaN wide-bandgap power technology. The devices integrate two 650V power transistors with optimized high-voltage gate drivers and associated safety and protection circuitry, eliminating gate-driver and circuit-layout design challenges. Combined with the higher switching frequencies possible with GaN transistors, these integrated devices enable power supplies that are up to 80% smaller than silicon-based designs as well as extremely robust and reliable. The GaN power transistors of MasterGaN3 devices have asymmetrical on-resistance (Rds(on)) of 225m? and 450m?, making these devices suited to soft-switching and active-rectification converters. In MasterGaN5 both transistors have 450m? Rds(on) for use in topologies such as LLC-resonant and Active Clamp Flyback. In common with other MasterGaN family members, both devices have inputs compatible with logic signals from 3.3V to 15V, which simplifies connection of a host DSP, FPGA, or microcontroller, and external devices such as Hall sensors. They also integrate protection including low-side and high-side undervoltage lockout (UVLO), gate-driver interlocks, over-temperature protection, and a shutdown pin.

200% Peak Power AC-DC LHP Series
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coseleurope.eu
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-24

COSEL announced the addition of 150W and 300W free air convection cooled power supplies, the LHP150F and the LHP300F. Designed for industrial applications requiring high levels of safety, they are certified according to EN62477-1 (OVC III). The products work over a wide universal input voltage range of 85 to264VAC and have a high typical efficiency rating of 93%. The LHP150F and LHP300F are available in five different output voltages commonly used in industrial automation and processes, with 200% peak power capability for up to 10 seconds for dynamic loads. The standard product is an open frame PCB type, with a chassis and cover available as an option. Industrial applications require efficient power supplies able to work in various environments with a high level of safety. The LHP150F and LHP300F are certified to the EN62477-1 Over Voltage Category Three (OVC III), meaning that a final equipment powered by the products can be connected directly to the main distribution panel without adding an extra level of isolation. This simplifies the system designer's task, reducing cost and guaranteeing the highest level of efficiency. Designed for world-wide applications, the LHP150F and LHP300F have an input voltage of 85 to 264VAC. Five output voltages are available: 24V, 30V, 36V, 42V and 48V with respective output current of 6.3A, 5.0A, 4.2A, 3.6A and 3.2A for the LHP150F and 12.5A, 10.0A, 8.4A, 7.2A and 6.3A for the LHP300F. The output voltage can be adjusted using a built-in potentiometer.

AEC-Q200 Compliant Fuses with High DC Voltage Rating
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belfuse.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-23

Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announced the 0ACH Series of fast-acting, high current SMD brick fuses. The series offers high current ratings and high interrupting ratings within a small package size of 4.5 x 4.5 x 12.3 mm. The 0ACH Series is designed for automotive and other applications which require a high current fuse, and where any gain in size, weight and power is beneficial - such as high-power battery systems, routers, and blade servers. The range is supplied as tape & reel for auto-insert SMD processes. The series delivers current ratings of 60A to 100A, DC voltage of 72Vdc with interrupting ratings up to 1000A, meets AEC-Q200 automotive requirements, and is RoHS compliant, halogen free and complies with UL 248-1 and UL 248-14.

DC/DC Converters with 3kVAC Reinforced Isolation
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tracopower.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-23

TRACO POWER announces their THR-WI series of 3 / 10 / 20 / 40 watt DC/DC Converters with double / reinforced insulation providing up to 3,000 VAC Isolation. These products operate over an ultra-wide 4-1 input range with up to 90% efficiencies and operating temperatures from -40°C to 80°C (105°C maximum case temperature). THR 3 (3 Watt) models offer DIP 24 footprints and the THR 10 / 20 / 40 (10 / 20 / 40 Watt) come in 2x1" footprints. Input ranges include 9~36 / 18-75 / 40~160 VDC and provide single & dual outputs ranging 5~24 VDC. Models are fully encapsulated to withstand shock and vibration standards per IEC / EN 61373. Internal input filters enable EN 55032 class A compliance (3 /10 / 20 watts) and overload, overvoltage and short-circuit protection. With the latest IT safety certifications (IEC/EN/UL 62368-1), the THR-WI series is the perfect choice for many demanding applications in the industrial, transportation and instrumentation sectors.

EMC-filter for Machinery and Robotics
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schaffner.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-23

Schaffner has extended its FN3270 series to provide more options for machine builders. Building on the strengths of the FN3270 filter range the FN3271 filter is a compact and lightweight filter design requiring minimum mounting space in installations and cabinets. 15 different filter models are available to meet the specific needs and deployment for most industrial applications. These include industrial viable speed electrical power drive systems, motor drives and systems containing frequency inverters and servo drives. The FN3271 offers an ideal solution for EMC challenges, where the impedance at the connection to the noise source is high (> 100 Ohm). The internal configuration of the FN3271 is optimised for this application. For applications with low impedances at the noise source the existing FN3270 remains the option of choice. These EMC filters provide the attenuation performance required to fulfil EN 61800-3/A11 and the filter performance is guaranteed under full load operating conditions. Solid, touch-safe terminal blocks are fitted to all filter models from 10 to 100 A, offering sufficient contacting cross section according to the EN 60204-1 installation standard. To improve the safely of installations optional transparent protective covers are available for all filters with busbars from 150 to 1000 A. These provide protection to the installer, operator, or inspector by avoiding accidental contact with live conductors. The protective covers can easily be retrofitted even if the filter is already installed and connected.

The End of the Internal Combustion Engine – Many Car Manufacturers are Ready
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powertodrive.de
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-19

With the EU's "Fit for 55" legislation package, the internal combustion engine is set to disappear: From 2035, all new registered vehicles in Europe are to be zero-emission. Many car manufacturers have already adjusted their strategies to be able to hit this target. The success of e-mobility is an important step towards clean transportation and guarantees the economic position of Europe as a center of commerce and industry thanks to its cross-sector innovation efforts. In this way, electric vehicles promote a new concept of mobility and offer added value to society as a flexible temporary storage system of green energy (vehicle-to-grid). The worlds of new energy and mobility are joining forces, including back on site: The Power2Drive Europe Restart 2021 exhibition will be held from October 6–8 in Munich and showcase charging solutions, battery electric vehicles as well as the intelligent integration of e-mobility in a renewable energy system. By launching the "Fit for 55" legislation package, the European Commission has made the decision to move away from internal combustion engines. Now car manufacturers are required to do the same. According to the European Commission plan, yearly emissions of new vehicles must be 55 percent lower starting in 2030 than in 2021. By 2035, this figure increases to 100 percent in comparison to 2021, meaning that all new registered vehicles from 2035 onwards would be emission free.

VE-VIDES: Joint Research Project for Trustworthy Electronics
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infineon.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-19

Coordinated by Infineon, the research project " Design methods and hardware/software co-verification for the unique identifiability of electronic components" ( VE-VIDES) has begun operations. Twelve partners from the research and academic sectors as well as from electronics and end user industries are working together to develop a holistic security concept for the Internet of Things. The VE-VIDES goal is to already systematically identify potential security gaps in the design phase and to use automatically generated, trustworthy mechanisms to protect electronic systems against attack. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting the project as part of its funding measure "Trustworthy Electronics (ZEUS)". "We rely on electronic systems in almost every aspect of our lives and our work. These systems make our lives easier, safer and greener. We need trustworthy electronics if we want to really be able to rely on them," says Infineon's Djones Lettnin, head of the alliance project. "In VE-VIDES our focus is on securing the trustworthiness of system hardware while taking the direct interfaces to trustworthy firmware and software components into account." It is already necessary to plan for and secure the trustworthiness of a system and for all subcomponents during design at the architecture level. VE-VIDES is therefore researching trustworthy development and verification processes which give electronic systems verifiable and, whenever possible, quantifiable protection against attacks. The design methods, tool chains and test suites emerging from this alliance project will give a solid foundation to future development tools for trustworthy electronics and will thus contribute to the technical and technological sovereignty of Germany and Europe.

Digital Multiphase Controller for Telecom and General-Purpose Applications
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aosmd.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-18

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor introduces the first product of the AOS Digital Controller product portfolio. The AOZ97774QE is offered in a QFN 5mm x 5mm package and provides flexible DC/DC controller supporting 5G Wireless, Networking, Optical Communication, and General-Purpose DC/DC applications. The AOZ97774QE provides DC/DC power conversion from the 12V power rail to Point-of-Load voltage for all main subsystems of the 5G wireless network, including CU, DU, and RU platforms. The part can be used for all 12V input applications where multi-phase power is required, and the main output is three phases or less. The Control Unit (CU), Digital Unit (DU), and Radio Unit (RU) are all critical subsystems that require the higher power that is supported with the AOZ97774QE and AOS Power Stages. The AOZ97774 offers up to 15 stored pin-strapped configurations, which is significantly more stored configurations than other solutions on the market. The multiple configurations allow for the one controller to behave as 15 separate power designs minimizing product management, faster system design, and easier logistics control. The controller also has NVM configuration, with 1,000 times read/write capability, which is also provided for maximum flexibility. This is very useful during the system bring-up and debug process, saving time and improving the reliability of results.

2021 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
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ieee-iedm.org
  • Event News
  • 2021-08-17

While the comprehensive technical program for the 2021 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), scheduled for December 11–15, 2021 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel, will be finalized in fall, the popular IEDM Tutorials and Short Courses are already set. The broad reach, interdisciplinary nature and technical depth of the topics that will be discussed in these educational events can serve as a "crystal ball" of sorts to show where the industry is headed. At IEDM each year, the world's best scientists and engineers in nano/microelectronics gather to participate in a technical program consisting of more than 220 presentations, along with a variety of panels, focus sessions, Tutorials, Short Courses, a supplier exhibit, IEEE/EDS award presentations and other events highlighting leading work in more areas of the field than any other conference. "As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, the world is becoming increasingly reliant on electronic technologies. The good news is that the IEDM Tutorials and Short Courses will provide attendees with the invaluable knowledge and information needed to advance the state-of-the-art in critical areas of the field," said Meng-Fan (Marvin) Chang, IEDM 2021 Publicity Chair, IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University, and Director of Corporate Research at TSMC. "The opportunity to engage with the world's technical leaders in these highly specialized areas is one of the hallmarks of the IEDM conference."

150mm Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement
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wolfspeed.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-17

Cree | Wolfspeed and STMicroelectronics announced the expansion of an existing multi-year, long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement. The amended agreement, which calls for Cree to supply ST with 150mm silicon carbide bare and epitaxial wafers over the next several years, is now worth more than $800 million. "This latest expansion to our long-term wafer supply agreement with Cree will continue to contribute to the flexibility of our global silicon carbide substrate supply. It will continue to contribute importantly to our global silicon carbide supply, complementing the other external capacity we have secured and the internal capacity we are ramping. The agreement will help meet the high volumes required by our product manufacturing operations in the next years, with a large number of automotive and industrial customer programs in high volumes or ramping up," said Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics. "We are very pleased that STMicroelectronics will continue to leverage Wolfspeed silicon carbide materials as part of their supply strategy for the next several years," said Cree CEO Gregg Lowe. "Our long-term wafer supply agreements with device manufacturers now total more than $1.3 billion and help support our efforts to drive the industry transition from silicon to silicon carbide. Our partnerships and significant investments in increased production capacity ensure we are well positioned to capitalize on what we believe to be is a multi-decade growth opportunity for silicon carbide-based applications."

Enhanced Customizations Available for Precision Actuators
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-16

Haydon Kerk Pittman, a business unit of AMETEK's Advanced Motion Solutions Division, is pleased to announce enhancements to its MiniSlide MSA Series of precision linear slides. Originally introduced in 2020, the MiniSlide motorized linear slide system offers customers a compact, low-profile, stable platform with definable, economical costs; a rapid supply; and the ability to conveniently mount, wire, and run. The series provides design flexibility with two motor technology options, nine lead screw options, four lubrication options, a rotary encoder feedback option, and imperial or metric mounting hardware standards. The MiniSlide is ideal for lab equipment and automation applications including sample handling, spectrometers and chromatographers, molecular analyzers, optical microscopes, and inspection devices.

Rail-to-Rail CMOS Operational Amplifier
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rohm.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-16

ROHM developed the BD8758xY series (BD87581YG-C, BD87582YFVM-C) of rail-to-rail input/output high-speed CMOS op amps that feature improved EMI immunity for automotive and industrial equipment applications requiring high-speed sensing in harsh environments, such as vehicle engine control units and anomaly detection systems for factory automation equipment. In recent years, advancements in electrification and mounting density have increased the amount of environmental noise in electric vehicles and cars equipped with ADAS. Generally, however, it is extremely difficult to carry out noise evaluation on individual boards and systems during automotive development since it must be performed after assembly. What's more, some results require improvements such as large-scale EMI countermeasures to lower noise. In response, ROHM released the EMARMOUR series in 2017 that have since been well received in the automotive and industrial markets due to their superior noise immunity that reduces design resources by combining a vertically integrated production system with proprietary analog design technology. The EMARMOUR series is designed to prevent malfunctions due to noise without the need to take special application measures. The latest BD8758xY series in particular has demonstrated superior performance under four international noise evaluation tests. For example, in ISO 11452-2 radio wave emission testing conducted by vehicle manufacturers, the output voltage of standard products fluctuates by more than ±300mV in all frequency bands, while the new BD8758xY series achieves ±10mV or less.

3-Phase MOSFET Gate Driver
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trinamic.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-16

TRINAMIC Motion Control introduces the fully integrated TMC6140-LA 3-phase MOSFET gate driver that simplifies design and maximizes battery life of brushless direct current (DC) motor drives. The TMC6140-LA 3-phase MOSFET gate driver integrates all three bottom shunt amplifiers to provide a complete motor drive solution with improved power efficiency, while simplifying design by reducing component count. The TMC6140-LA is optimized for performance over a wide voltage range, making it well-suited for servo motors, brushless motors and permanent magnet synchronous motors. The three-phase gate driver is equipped with charge pumps for both the gate and low-side drivers, statically stabilizing the gate voltages of external MOSFETs in three-phase motors with up to 100A of coil current. Offered in a 36-pin quad-flat no-leads (QFN) package, the gate driver is a flexible solution for 5V to 30V DC and 0.5A or 1.0A battery-powered applications, such as power tools where voltages can drop below 10V. Integrated current sense and diagnostics features add functional safety while simplifying design.

Tunnel Magneto-Resistance Current Sensor
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-16

Crocus Technology announces the CT430 and CT431 isolated current sensor with 1MHz bandwidth and 99% of stray fields without the need for external shielding. The Crocus proprietary TMR technology inherently offers very high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) which allow for high resolution measurements required for precision control or monitoring applications. The linear error and offset performance is intrinsically more accurate permitting the elimination of system level calibration normally done with an external voltage reference, thus freeing up processor time and simplifying system design. "I'm excited to introduce this truly differentiated current sensor product which highlights the benefits the Crocus XtremeSense TMR technology can bring." states Zack Deiri, President and CEO of Crocus Technology. "Our customers have been astounded by the level of performance we are able to deliver in their applications. The combination of high response time and accuracy provides system designers the flexibility they have been eager to achieve without any compromises." Targeting applications in Solar Power Inverters, Power-Factor Correction (PFC), Battery Management Systems (BMS), Smart Appliances, IoT, and Power Supplies applications. These devices are perfect companions to emerging applications utilizing GaN and SiC power devices where the fast response time of the Crocus TMR current sensors will ensure the highest operational efficiency.

Active Clamp Flyback Controller for Power Adapters Up To 100W
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silanna.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-10

Silanna Semiconductor has launched an integrated active clamp flyback (ACF) controller that will reduce the operational and no-load/ stand-by power consumption of high-efficiency chargers and adapters while driving down component count, BOM cost and size. Silanna's ACF controller is targeted at high efficiency and high power density adapters of up to 65W output power with universal input and 100W output power with PFC-support applications, including single-port and multi-port USB-PD fast chargers. Featuring a high level of integration, the SZ1131 incorporates an adaptive digital PWM controller, ultra high-voltage (UHV) active clamp FET, active clamp gate driver and startup regulator. The SZ1131 provides the ease-of-design of a simple flyback controller with all the benefits of an ACF design, including recycling the leakage inductance energy of the flyback transformer and limiting the primary FET drain voltage spike during the turn-off events. Employing Silanna Semiconductor's OptiModeTM digital control architecture, the SZ1131 adjusts the device's mode of operation on a cycle-by-cycle basis to maintain high efficiency, low EMI, fast dynamic load regulation, and other key power supply parameters in response to varying line voltage and load. An all-silicon 65W USB-PD reference design using the SZ1131 demonstrates a 30W/inch3 power density (uncased) with impressive ~93% low line (90Vac) and > 94% high line (230Vac) efficiencies, while using lower cost components. These include a conventional RM8 transformer, 100V SR FET, minimal clamp capacitor, and a single common mode choke in the input filter. Silanna Semiconductor's technology-agnostic approach focuses on the ultimate power management challenges and delivers even higher efficiency and power density when paired with GaN primary FETs.

Rad Hard Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Devices for Geostationary Satellites
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epc.space
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-10

EPC Space announces that it has been selected by Astranis to provide Rad Hard gallium nitride-based power devices for use in DC power supplies on the latest satellite build. Astranis announced earlier that it has started to build four new small geostationary communications satellites, three of which are already spoken for signed deals with new, yet-to-be-announced customers. This new build of Astranis satellites is expected to offer 15% greater lifetime and 20% greater throughput the first-generation model, without increasing satellite hardware costs. Astranis is building small, low-cost telecommunications satellites to connect the four billion people who currently do not have access to the internet. Each spacecraft operates from geostationary orbit (GEO) with a next-generation design of only 400 kg. By owning and operating its satellites and offering them to customers as a turnkey solution, Astranis can provide bandwidth-as-a-service and unlock previously unreachable markets. The Rad Hard GaN power devices that EPC Space is providing to Astranis provide high precision, small size, low weight, and can withstand the harsh environment of space. "We are honored that Astranis has selected EPC Space as a trusted vendor to provide Rad Hard GaN for their geostationary satellites" commented Bel Lazar, CEO. "This program will add to the tens of thousands of our units already on board of satellites flying in LEO and GEO orbit with mission lives of more than 10 years."

Ultra-Low Loss Diode for Light Vehicle Generators
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infineon.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-10

Infineon Technologies and Robert Bosch GmbH are launching an ultra-low-loss diode called Active Rectifying Diode for light vehicle generators. It enables an increase in generator efficiency of up to eight percent compared to conventional power conversion methods and facilitates generators to qualify as eco-innovations as defined by the European Union. Deploying the diode can reduce the CO 2 emissions of a car by up to 1.8 g/km. Since it can replace standard devices one-to-one, the Active Rectifying Diode can easily be applied even to generators and cars that are already in series production. The Active Rectifying Diode is based on a new chip technology from Infineon that integrates MOSFETs, capacitors and control logic on a single die, thus avoiding the complex mounting of separate chips. The Infineon chip is then assembled by Bosch into the body of the diode in a pressfit package. The new diode is unique for several reasons including its extremely low diode forward voltage of 0,1 V at 100A I RMS (root mean square current) and lowest leakage current. Additionally, it features a simple assembly process, mechanical robustness as well as high reliability and electromagnetic compatibility.

Strengthening Distributed Energy Resources Management Solutions
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-10

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced, together with its U.S. subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI), that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UK-based Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS). SGS is a leading global provider of distributed energy resources (DER) management software for power distribution utilities and DER operators. "We are very excited to bring SGS into Mitsubishi Electric. They are committed to the mission of decarbonizing electric power production and have spent the last decade developing world-class products and processes. We look forward to marrying their products with our suite of grid control products to help our customers respond to changes and still get the best performance from their electric grids." said Brian Heery, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. "SGS offers innovative solutions have helped power utilities in Europe and North America install, manage and optimize renewable energy resources, and we look forward to bringing that DER management core competency to new markets around the globe," said Noriyuki Takazawa, Group President of Energy and Industrial Systems Group, of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. "The SGS solutions align with the Mitsubishi Electric Environmental Sustainability Vision to realize a decarbonized society by the year 2050 through reduced greenhouse gas emissions." "We are thrilled to join Mitsubishi Electric and expand the reach of our energy management enterprise software to DER customers around the globe and - in turn - assist those customers to better manage DER assets as they strive to decarbonize their operations," said Brent Marshall, CEO of SGS.

Online Power Design Tool Makes Identifying Optimal SiC FET Design Solutions Easy
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unitedsic.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-10

UnitedSiC has launched an upgrade to its FET-Jet Calculator. This version (v2) significantly streamlines the SiC FET and Schottky diode selection process and simplifies the analysis of all power related results. First launched in March, this simple, registration-free online tool facilitates the designer's selection and performance comparison process, in different power applications and 26 unique topologies. With more available topologies, FET-Jet Calculator now supports an even wider range of power applications, making UnitedSiC FETs accessible to anyone looking to work with SiC for the first time or experienced designers seeking the best SiC device to suit their design. Allowing for engineers to identify the optimal UnitedSiC device across AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/DCiso power designs, this upgrade adds instant bar chart results presenting both losses and efficiency data. Optimal gate drive and snubber recommendations are also displayed. Finally, once the preferred SiC solution is defined, all input/output design information can be easily downloaded in pdf form. As with the first version of the calculator, users select their application function and topology, enter their design parameter details, and the tool automatically calculates switch current, efficiency, and losses, categorized by conduction, turn-on, and turn-off contributions. All UnitedSiC FETs and Schottky diodes can be selected from sortable tables including the latest Gen 4 750V devices. The tool also warns if a selection is not suitable, allowing engineers to quickly find the ideal design solution.

Direct Bonded Copper Ceramic Substrate
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rogerscorp.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-10

Rogers Corporation's Advanced Electronics Solutions (AES) group launches curamik Endurance substrates which is a Direct Bonded Copper Ceramic Substrate with enhanced properties. curamik Endurance substrates provide enhanced reliability performance compared to material combinations of the same dimensions. This reliability improvement makes the new substrates well suitable for high power applications, such as in EV/HEV, Vehicle Electrification, Industrial, Renewable and Mass Transit. curamik Endurance extends the field of applications for DBC. Thermal cycle tests show that curamik Endurance substrates have an extraordinary increased lifetime compared to its alternative standard DBC substrates with dimples (AlN, Al2O3, HPS (ZTA)). To achieve the increase in reliability, Rogers adjusted the design of the copper sidewall to gain the perfect stress release. The current available material combinations are all based on a 0.3mm copper thickness. The ceramic types Al2O3, HPS (ZTA) and AlN can be chosen by referencing our curamik Ceramic Substrates - DBC Technology design rules.

Quick Charge Compliant 100 W USB-C PD PPS Charger
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transphormusa.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-10

Transphorm announced a collaboration with power solutions manufacturer Salom to bring to market a Quick Charge 5 compliant 100 watt GaN power adapter that is slated for release in Q4 2021. The USB-C Power Delivery (USB-C PD) charger will pair with Quick Charge 5 technology-capable of charging smartphones from 0 to 50 percent in five minutes. It will be a universal adapter offering the traditional power delivery mode and the USB-C programmable power supply (PPS) mode version 3.0, which enables the charger to easily deliver a sliding range of voltages (between 3.3 V to 21 V) versus the traditional mode's stepped voltage output. With assistance from Qualcomm Technologies, Transphorm developed the adapter's specification and designed the overall functional product, from the universal input through to the USB-C PD/PPS output. Transphorm's GaN is used in the traditional AC-to-DC boost PFC and the DC-to-DC quasi-resonant flyback (QRF) topologies. Salom was responsible for then taking that designed system, fine tuning it, developing its enclosure and completing all the required certifications such as Quick Charge 5, conducted/radiated emissions, touch temperature, and others. "Adapter solutions with Transphorm's GaN enable more with less," said Philip Zuk, SVP of Worldwide Technical Marketing and Business Development, Transphorm. "Compared to other GaN solutions such as e-mode, our normally-off SuperGaN FETs offer ease of design and standard Silicon-like drivability while delivering more power in a considerably smaller footprint without compromise. And we've proven that our production yields can meet high volume requirements." 

Wade Appelman Named President and COO
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aceinna.com
  • People
  • 2021-08-05

Aceinna named Wade Appelman as the company's President & COO, responsible for developing and implementing strategy for the company's worldwide operations. "ACEINNA is part of two exciting market trends, autonomous driving and vehicle electrification. Used in autonomous vehicles to ensure both accuracy and safety, high precision Inertial Measurement Unit Sensors (IMU) complement perception sensors such as imaging, radar and LiDAR," says Mr. Appelman. "Current sensing is another strength for ACEINNA critical to power management and I'm excited to help this talented team continue its amazing growth and technology innovation in both of these segments." According to Dr. Yang Zhao, founder and CEO of ACEINNA, "Wade is an organized and dynamic technology executive who will be able to successfully lead the ACEINNA engineering, marketing and business teams towards our goal of making next generation self- driving and eco-friendly vehicles a reality." Prior to joining ACEINNA, Mr. Appelman was VP and GM of the depth sensing division of ON Semiconductor where he led the team responsible for adoption of low light sensors in LiDAR and successfully secured early customers designs in automotive, medical, and industrial markets for the divisions sensing product portfolio. 

New Brand and Promise of Sustainable Future
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onsemi.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-05

ON Semiconductor revealed its new trade name "onsemi" and refreshed brand as a next step in the company's evolution to establish itself as the leading provider of intelligent power and sensing technologies. With a continued focus on the automotive and industrial end-markets, onsemi has sharpened its strategy to drive disruptive innovation that contributes to a sustainable ecosystem of high-growth megatrends such as vehicle electrification, advanced safety, alternative energy and factory automation. Under the tagline, "Intelligent Technology. Better Future.", onsemi plans to break through traditional thinking and market barriers to create innovative solutions that solve customers' most difficult design challenges, and support their achievement of their own climate initiatives, propelling the sustainable energy revolution. onsemi's value proposition includes a unique combination of deep systems knowledge, technology leadership, and industry-leading manufacturing and packaging proficiency. "We have spent the last several months focusing the strategy, and realigning our product portfolio and investments to deliver market-leading and differentiated technologies to our customers," said Hassane El-Khoury, CEO and president at onsemi. "We are creating intelligent power and sensing technologies to enable our customers' success, drive a better future for next generations and create value for our shareholders, always with an eye on sustainability to make the world a better place for everyone."

Top Manufacturer of Passive Components
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we-online.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-05

As one of the leading manufacturers of electronic components, Würth Elektronik is a valued manufacturer partner of Mouser Electronics. Mouser is enthusiastic not only about the products, but also about the cooperation. For the second year in a row, Joe Haukos, Distribution Manager Americas at Würth Elektronik eiSos, was honored with the Mouser Best-in-Class Award. Each year, the electronics distributor honors individuals in the industry with its Best-in-Class Award, recognizing those who maintain a strategic partnership with the Mouser team, promote product lines and new product introductions, find creative solutions to mutually expand market share, maximize Mouser's value proposition, and champion Mouser within their own companies. The presentation of the award to Joe Haukos by Jeff Newell, Senior Vice President at Mouser Electronics, capped off a thoroughly enjoyable quarterly meeting. "We aspire to provide more than electronic components…we want to provide an experience which fosters loyalty with customers and business partners. Through exceptional collaboration and dedication within the greater Mouser organization, we're able to do just that." Said a pleased Joe Haukos Commented Newell, "We are pleased to present Joe with this award in recognition of his outstanding relationship with Mouser. Joe and the Würth team have proved dedicated to fostering collaboration, increasing annual revenues, and furthering our successful partnership."

Bridgeless Totem Pole PFC Evaluation Board
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gansystems.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-05

GaN Systems and onsemi released a 300W BTP-PFC Bridgeless Totem Pole Power Factor Correction (PFC) evaluation board. The board includes onsemi's NCP1680, a dedicated critical conduction mode (CrM) bridgeless totem pole PFC controller, and GaN Systems' 650V GS66508B GaN transistors. The NCP1680 controller and GS66508B transistors combine to deliver an innovative cost-effective and high-performing solution in a small footprint. The solution enables power engineers to evaluate GaN and capitalize on its benefits in improving power system performance. GaN Systems' GS66508B is a 650V, 30A transistor that provides low-loss, high switching frequency, zero reverse recovery, and very low junction-to-case thermal resistance. The evaluation board allows rapid development of advanced totem pole PFC designs and ideal in various power supply applications for the data center, telecom, industrial, and consumer industries. On the controller side, this Bridgeless Totem Pole PFC solution leverages the NCP1680, which offers unique features for operation under light load conditions, digital voltage loop compensation, and near unity power factor in all operating modes. Altogether, the solution achieves near 99% efficiency, simplifies design, and reduces bill-of-material count and cost. "Leaders like onsemi recognize the importance of GaN and are optimizing controllers and creating complementary tools like the new 300W PFC evaluation board we introduced today. These solutions strengthen the GaN industry ecosystem in the goal to make better performing and more cost-effective power electronics," said Jim Witham, CEO at GaN Systems.

Automotive Grade Semi-Shielded Power Inductor Series
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bourns.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-04

Bourns announced its automotive grade Model SRN6045HA power inductor series. These inductors feature semi-shielded construction to combine the features of non-shielded and shielded inductors, and offer lower magnetic field radiation than non-shielded inductors. The products are a more cost-efficient alternative to fully shielded ferrite-based inductors, yet allow high temperature operation compared to standard semi shielded inductors. In addition, the new inductor series is AEC-Q200 compliant with an operating temperature range of -55 to +125 °C making the Model SRN6045HA series ideal for power management and electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering solutions in automotive, consumer, industrial and telecom electronics. The newly developed magnetic silicon-based coating used in the inductors enables high working temperatures and extends the operating temperature range by 20 percent on the high end compared to standard Bourns semi-shielded power inductors. The high-temperature magnetic silicon-based coating is applied to the perimeter of the inductor winding to provide effective magnetic shielding. Along with its high operating temperature, compact size and low losses, the Model SRN6045HA series also features high current capacity with saturation current Isat ranging from 1.2 – 18 A and heating current Irms of 0.72 – 7.0 A. The Bourns automotive grade SRN6045HA series is available now with inductance values of 0.55 – 100 µH and is RoHS compliant and halogen free.

Application-Specific MOSFETs (ASFETs) for Hot-Swap
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nexperia.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-04

Nexperia announced 80 V and 100 V ASFETs with enhanced SOA performance, targeting hot-swap & soft-start applications in 5G telecom systems & 48 V server environments and industrial equipment needing e-fuse and battery protection. ASFETs are a new breed of MOSFET optimized for use in particular design scenarios. By focusing on specific parameters critical to an application, sometimes at the expense of others that are less important in the same design, new levels of performance can be achieved. The hot-swap ASFETs use a combination of Nexperia's latest silicon technology and copper-clip package construction to significantly strengthen the Safe Operating Area (SOA) and minimize PCB area. The PSMN4R2-80YSE (80 V, 4.2 m?) and PSMN4R8-100YSE (100 V, 4.8 m?) hot-swap ASFETs are packaged in the Power-SO8 compatible LFPAK56E. The unique internal copper-clip construction of the package improves thermal and electrical performance whilst substantially reducing footprint size.  The new LFPAK56E products are just 5 mm x 6 mm x 1.1 mm, offering reductions of 80 % and 75 % for PCB footprint and device height respectively, compared to the D2PAK of previous generations. The devices also feature a maximum junction temperature of 175 °C, meeting IPC9592 regulations for telecoms and industrial applications.

Stereo Gallium Nitride (GaN) Streaming Hi-Fi Audio Amplifier
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orchardaudio.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-03

The Starkrimson Streamer Ultra combines a DAC, streamer, and amplifier all inside an easy-to-use enclosure that will blend into any décor. The Starkrimson Streamer Ultra represents a new kind of high-end audio system that offers commanding performance in a discreet package. It can perform the same functions that once required a rack full of components. This latest design combines the company's highly reviewed and award-winning PecanPi DAC and Starkrimson Ultra amplifiers, fully exploring the benefits of the latest GaN transistors, such as size and weight reduction and increased power, efficiency, and sound quality, from GaN Systems. The design provides less harshness, cleaner highs, and better overall transparency and detail with inconsequential noise levels. Starkrimson Streamer Ultra is available with either Volumio or Roon end-point software installed. It is available with either black or brushed aluminum faceplates, an optional USB port (Volumio only), and upgraded power rail capacitance. MSRP is $3,499.95 for the base model. Orchard Audio is offering preorder prices where the first 10 customers will save $1,000; the next 10 will save $750; and all other preorder customers will save $500. Units are scheduled to begin shipping in late November 2021.

Group Sustainability Director Emma Darke
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  • People
  • 2021-08-03

TT Electronics announced the appointment of its first-ever Group Sustainability Director. Emma Darke, who has served as TT's Head of Investor Relations since 2016, has stepped away from her IR duties to take on this new and important role for TT Electronics. "This new appointment highlights the importance of sustainability as a critical strategic priority at TT," said Sarah Hamilton-Hanna, Chief People Officer, TT Electronics. "Emma's deep understanding of our business, as well as our environmental, social, and governance initiatives, makes her the ideal individual to accelerate TT's commitment to achieving our sustainability goals." As Group Sustainability Director, Emma is tasked with working in partnership with TT's business leaders and Sustainability Council to develop the company's sustainability roadmap to zero emissions by 2035. "TT Electronics has made great strides on the sustainability front. Now, with an even deeper commitment to the effort, TT is laser focused on improving upon our recent environmental accomplishments which include 20 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions, 88 per cent of company waste diverted from landfills, and zero waste achieved at three of our sites in 2020," added Emma Darke, TT's new Group Sustainability Director. "These accomplishments are certainly impressive and took a concerted effort but there is more to be done. With TT's emphasis on creating positive impacts to society, we are well on our way to achieving even greater results."

Scienlab Battery Pack Test System with High Voltage Silicon Carbide Technology
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keysight.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-03

Keysight Technologies announced the Scienlab SL1700A Series, a battery pack test system for high voltage battery packs - up to 1500 V for automotive and industrial application. Customers need vast labs with multiple test channels to develop batteries, but space and power supplies are limited. Keysight's SL1700A Series utilizes high voltage silicon carbide (SiC) technology to achieve higher efficiency and energy recovery capabilities, which is crucial to reduce overall lab costs. It provides high power in a small footprint and is modular and upgradable to address future power needs. "Our next generation battery pack test systems based on high voltage SiC technology, provide more power and higher voltages in less space, when compared to similar systems," said Michael Schugt, managing technology director of Keysight's Automotive & Energy Solutions group. "When combined with the solutions energy efficiency, it allows our customers to design new batteries in their lab with greater flexibility." A battery pack is a complex system involving high voltages and currents, electrical and mechanical components, cooling system and a battery management system (BMS). All components require thorough testing to draw conclusions about the durability, range, efficiency and heating of the pack.

Power Supply Engineering Scholarship Winner
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  • People
  • 2021-08-03

Acopian Power Supplies announced that Yoelis Brito of Newark, New Jersey has been named the recipient of the annual Acopian Power Supply Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship program was established to help talented engineering students, enrolled full-time in an undergraduate United States college or university, pursue careers in power electronics or a related engineering discipline. Ms. Brito is currently a junior at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and is pursuing her (BS) in Electrical Engineering. This summer, she took additional courses to further her education while tutoring middle school children in mathematics. Her specific areas of interest relate to renewable energy where she hopes to find a job in the energy sector. Ms. Brito plans to work in sustainability and renewable energy because she aspires to make clean air and energy accessible to underrepresented communities. "As a product of a major urban community like Newark, I want to give back to my community and others like it across the nation," she said. Ms. Brito will use the $1,000 Acopian Power Supply Scholarship towards tuition, books and other educational expenses at TCNJ next semester. "Ms. Brito's stellar academic and extracurricular accomplishments, coupled with her focus on alternative clean energy sources, made her the obvious scholarship recipient," said Alex Karapetian, President of Acopian. "We are excited to see all the great things that are in Yoelis' future path."

Switching for High-Power Electronics Applications
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littelfuse.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-08-03

Littelfuse announced the expansion of its silicon carbide (SiC) diodes portfolio to include the 1700 V-class. The LSIC2SD170Bxx Series SiC Schottky Diodes are available in the TO-247-2L package with a choice of current ratings (10A, 25A, or 50A). They offer power electronics system designers a variety of performance advantages, including close-to-zero reverse recovery current, high surge capability, and a maximum operating junction temperature of 175°C, so they are ideal for applications that require enhanced efficiency, reliability, and simplified thermal management. "Using SiC diodes in power designs instead of diodes based on legacy silicon-based technology helps designers develop more energy efficient power converters, saving energy and reducing costs related to cooling the power electronics," said Francois Perraud, Product Marketing Manager, SiC Products at Littelfuse. "They enable the design of faster switching power electronics in the converters which can then be made more compact at the same output power or pack more power in the same volume." The LSIC2SD170Bxx SiC Schottky Diodes are available in the TO-247-2L package, in tube, with a minimum order quantity of 450 devices. Sample requests can be placed through authorized Littelfuse distributors worldwide.

VW ID.4 USA Tour
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infineon.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-08-02

Demonstrating the power and convenience of an electric vehicle (EV), Volkswagen of America has teamed up with long-distance driving expert Rainer Zietlow for the VW ID.4 USA tour that recently kicked off at Volkswagen of America's headquarters in Herndon, VA. Infineon Technologies is on board of the VW ID.4 with over 50 semiconductors and enabling energy efficient electric drives and charging infrastructure. Moreover, the drive route of the tour, which will be crisscrossing the United States, will incorporate five Infineon facilities including Livonia, MI; San Jose, CA; Austin, TX; El Segundo, CA; and Washington D.C. "Infineon supports climate protection through reduction of our own carbon emissions, along with products and technologies that enable renewable power generation, efficient storage, and sustainable mobility," said Lars Ullrich, Vice President of Automotive, Infineon Technologies Americas. "Our semiconductors are at the heart of vehicle electrification and the enabling charging infrastructure. By increasing range, efficiency and accessibility, we are helping the automotive industry to successfully achieve the fundamental transformation towards electromobility - to protect the environment without compromising drivers' flexibility and comfort." The ID.4 is Volkswagen's first all-electric SUV and the brand's first global EV. Infineon provides over 50 semiconductor components for the ID.4, including power semiconductors, microcontrollers and driver ICs.

2021 Bosch Global Supplier Award Winner
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keysight.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-29

Keysight Technologies announced the company has received a 2021 Bosch Global Supplier Award and ranks globally among the best suppliers of Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services. Keysight received the award in the category of purchasing of indirect materials which is the sourcing of all goods and services that enables a business to maintain and develop its operations. From its roughly 23,000 suppliers, Bosch singled out 46 suppliers from 16 countries for an award. This is the 17th time that the Bosch Group has rewarded outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of raw materials, products, and services – notably as concerns quality, cost, innovation, and logistics. According Dr. Arne Flemming, head of supply chain management at Bosch, "Our award winners impressed us with their outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of raw materials, products, and services. Especially in terms of quality, cost, and logistics, we see them as leading the way." "Keysight is extremely proud to have earned a Bosch Global Supplier Award," said Thomas Goetzl, vice president and general manager for Keysight's Automotive & Energy Solutions business unit. "It is an acknowledgement of our continuous efforts to provide differentiated solutions for the most challenging engineering problems of our times and our ability to help customers across various industries to innovate at an incredible pace and technological level. Based on that, we are very grateful to Bosch for the award and the associated recognition."

Compact Convection Cooled Power Supply Series
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-29

Jasper Electronics has introduced a line of compact convection cooled power supplies featuring 28 new model series with output power rated from 200W to 500W. Designated the GPAD Series, the power supplies are designed to provide high efficiency fanless operation in low voltage, high current, and high power density applications, including medical equipment, industrial systems, communication systems, and LED power supplies. "Our GPAD Series convection cooled power supplies deliver high efficiency fanless operation in a compact form factor," said Robert Nishimoto, president, Jasper Electronics. "With a wide range of input and output power ratings, a flame-retardant and moisture-proof design, and a three-year warranty, these power supplies will give customers an ideal solution for an extensive range of applications." Jasper Electronics' comprehensive range of convection cooled power supplies includes four configurations with output power ratings from 200W to 500W, output voltages from 12Vdc to 54Vdc, and power factor =0.95 with low leakage current (=0.5 to 07mA). All models feature output overvoltage, overcurrent, overtemperature, and short circuit protection, and have a wide operating temperature range from -20°C to +70°C. Long life 125°C polymer output capacitors provide reliable operation. The GPAD Series includes four models which offer seven voltage output options (12, 15, 24, 28, 36, 48, and 54Vdc), ranging from– 264VAC input, and are available in case sizes extending from 165mm x 46mm x 26mm to 255mm x 50mm x 30mm.

Coatings and Sealants Protect Electronic Equipment from Harmful EMI
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ph.parker.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-29

The Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is launching a trio of PRO-SHIELD products into the European marketplace. The range of coatings, paints and sealants allows users to provide plastic components with a stable EMI shield. Applications in sectors that include electronics, telecoms and medical are set to benefit. PRO-SHIELD 7100 is a nickel-filled electrically conductive coating that represents a cost-effective EMI shielding solution for plastic parts or electronic enclosures. This durable acrylic coating protects electronic equipment using the nickel filler's ferromagnetic properties, which absorb electromagnetic waves to provide good shielding over a range of frequencies. The one-part (no mixing required) PRO-SHIELD 7100 is easy-to-use and cures fully within 2 to 4 hours, providing a shielding effectiveness of 45-60 dB for applications ranging from electronic housings, medical devices, industrial cabinets and access panels, through to engine control modules (ECMs), telecom infrastructure and portable electronics. For those requiring even higher EMI protection in the same broad range of applications, Chomerics is releasing another electrically conductive coating. PRO-SHIELD 7108 is silver-filled to provide premium EMI shielding and surface conductivity for the protection of critical electronic equipment.

Gallium Nitride Power Device for Demanding Space Applications
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epc.space
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-28

EPC Space announces the introduction of EPC7014UB, a 60 V radiation-hardened gallium nitride transistor. Utilizing GaN technology, the EPC7014UB outperforms RH silicon-based devices as it offers higher breakdown strength, faster switching speed, and lower on-resistance, than other RH power devices. Lower resistance and gate charge enable faster power supply switching frequencies resulting in higher power densities, higher efficiencies, and more compact and lighter weight circuitry for critical spaceborne missions. Applications benefiting from the performance of these products include power supplies for satellites and space mission equipment, light detection and ranging (lidar) for robotics and autonomous navigation and rendezvous docking, motor drives for robotics, instrumentation and reaction wheels, and ion thrusters for satellite orientation and positioning, as well as interplanetary propulsion of low-mass robotic vehicles. Additionally, the EPC7014UB can be used as a gate driver interface between CMOS or TTL control circuits and power devices in a radiation hardened environment. The EPC7014UB, is a 60 V, 580 mO, 4 APulsed, rad-hard eGaN FET in an industry standard UB package. The EPC7014UB has a total dose rating greater than 1 Mrad and SEE immunity for LET of 85 MeV/(mg/cm2). These devices are also offered in a chip-scale package from EPC. "GaN technology enables a new generation of power conversion and motor drives in space operating at higher frequencies, higher efficiencies, lower cost, and greater power densities than achievable with rad hard silicon" said Bel Lazar, CEO of EPC Space. "We are excited about this technology's ability to provide mission-critical components for the space and other high-reliability markets".

Call for Papers: Kickoff for embedded world Conference
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embedded-world.de
  • Event News
  • 2021-07-28

In addition to the embedded world Exhibition, the embedded world Conference and the electronic displays Conference will bring the embedded community together and encourage professional interaction at an international level. The conferences are scheduled to be held as in-person events in Nuremberg from 15-17 March 2021, and experts from all over the world are invited to submit their contributions on the latest research and developments in this field. Just in time for the 20th edition, the embedded world Conference lives up to its reputation as a unique platform for the embedded industry. In addition to in-depth knowledge sharing and experience in the various fields of research and applications, the focus will be on integral system design aspects. The embedded world Conference will continue to focus on innovations and groundbreaking topics: Artificial intelligence (AI) and connectivity are two of the industry megatrends that will be discussed in-depth. There is a wide variety of applications, many of which are already in everyday use, from image recognition and embedded vision systems to smart (remote) maintenance and technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT) and driverless vehicles, from minicomputers to high-performance computing, and the trend toward edge and fog computing. The aspects of reliability, testability and security are also of overarching importance in this regard. The embedded world Conference 2022 will therefore cover topics with particular innovation dynamics that offer major growth potential, as well as projects that are particularly challenging for system developers.

Transition to 200mm Silicon Carbide Wafers
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st.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-27

STMicroelectronics announced it has manufactured the first 200mm (8-inch) Silicon-Carbide (SiC) bulk wafers for prototyping next-generation power devices from its facility in Norrköping, Sweden. The transition to 200mm SiC wafers marks an important milestone in the capacity build-up for ST's customer programs in automotive and industrial sectors and will consolidate ST's lead in the disruptive semiconductor technology that allows for smaller, lighter, and more efficient power electronics with a lower total cost of ownership. Among the first in the world, ST's initial 200mm SiC wafers are also very high quality, with minimal yield-impacting and crystal-dislocation defects. The low defectivity has been achieved by building on the excellent know-how and expertise in SiC ingot growth technology developed by STMicroelectronics Silicon Carbide A.B. (formerly Norstel A.B., which ST acquired in 2019). In addition to meeting the quality challenge, the transition to 200mm SiC substrates requires a step forward in manufacturing equipment and the overall support ecosystem performance. ST, in collaboration with technology partners covering the entire supply chain, is developing its own 200mm SiC manufacturing equipment and processes. ST currently manufactures its leading-edge, high-volume STPOWER SiC products on two 150mm wafer lines in its fabs in Catania (Italy) and Ang Mo Kio (Singapore) and performs assembly and test at its back-end sites in Shenzhen (China) and Bouskoura (Morocco). This milestone comes as part of the Company's planned move to more advanced, cost-efficient 200mm SiC volume production. This transition is within the Company's ongoing plan to build a new SiC substrate plant and source over 40% of its SiC substrates internally by 2024.

Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting
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vicorpower.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-27

The ability to harness ocean wave energy is a rapidly evolving field that marine engineers are refining to provide reliable, cost-effective maritime energy generation and storage while enabling new forms of offshore data and communication services. Columbia Power Technologies (C-Power) is helping to expand the marine economy by providing reliable, cost-effective energy generation and storage, data and communication services for offshore assets. C-Power Autonomous Offshore Power Systems (AOPS) capture mechanical wave energy and convert it into usable power for a wide range of oceanic applications such as offshore oil and gas exploration and production, offshore carbon sequestration, oceanographic research, aquaculture and homeland defense. With the development of AOPS, C-Power opened the door to un-imagined applications by supplying an autonomous, environmentally friendly, ocean-borne power source capable of doubling as a communications conduit. SeaRAY enhances power efficiency and data communication. The latest AOPS platform, known as the SeaRAY, is key to the near-term focus of C-Power to produce power systems that generate 10W to 1MW from ocean waves. To achieve its goals at the lower end of the power spectrum, C-Power created a SeaRAY AOPS design with a high power-to-weight ratio using power conversion technology from Vicor Corporation. The small design footprint enhances mobility and commercial viability, making SeaRAY easier to deliver and set up, saving tens of thousands of dollars in daily operating costs. "We really needed wide-range DC-DC, something that we could control and regulate as we're converting pulsed ocean wave power into a semi-stable DC bus," said Joe Prudell, a C-Power senior R&D electrical engineer. "This is extremely challenging. Being able to do that at various power levels using Vicor power modules really is an advantage."

Replace Silicon IGBTs with Silicon Carbide Power
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microchip.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-27

Microchip Technology announced the expansion of its silicon carbide portfolio with a family of high-efficiency, high-reliability 1700V silicon carbide MOSFET die, discrete and power modules. Microchip's 1700V silicon carbide technology is an alternative to silicon IGBTs. The earlier technology required designers to compromise performance and use complicated topologies due to restrictions on switching frequency by lossy silicon IGBTs. In addition, the size and weight of power electronic systems are bloated by transformers, which can only be reduced in size by increasing switching frequency. Features include gate oxide stability where Microchip observed no shift in threshold voltage even after an extended 100,000 pulses in repetitive unclamped inductive switching (R-UIS) tests. R-UIS tests also showed excellent avalanche ruggedness and parametric stability and with gate oxide stability, demonstrated reliable operation over the life of the system. The degradation-free body diode can eliminate the need to use an external diode with the silicon carbide MOSFET. A short-circuit withstand capability comparable to IGBTs survives harmful electrical transients. A flatter RDS(on) curve over junction temperature from 0 to 175 degrees Celsius (C) enables the power system to operate at greater stability than other silicon carbide MOSFETs that exhibit more sensitivity to temperature.

PCIM Asia 2021 Floor Area to Grow by 50%
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pcimasia-expo.cn
  • Event News
  • 2021-07-26

The leading fair for power electronics in Asia will be bigger than ever, taking place at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center from 9 – 11 September 2021, PCIM Asia 2021 will feature additional floor space for exhibitors, representing an increase of 50% from the previous year. The additional space will enable more exhibitors and visitors to attend the fair and increase the chances of successful business cooperation. This year's fair promises to be larger than the 2020 edition, with the additional floor space welcoming exhibitors both new and old, along with a variety of forums, conferences and events taking place, exploring the latest trends and innovations within power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management. PCIM Asia 2021 will thus provide a platform for the industry to trade and connect as the economy recovers in the post-Covid-19 era. PCIM Asia will once again be supported by some of the leading power electronics companies in the industry. Apart from the strong line up of returning exhibitors, the 2021 fair will see a host of new exhibitors attending and showcasing their latest innovative products and solutions. To further enhance the experience for the fair's visitors and exhibitors, PCIM Asia will once again feature a range of thematic zones which shine a light on key areas of the development of power electronics. These thematic zones include the E-mobility Pavilion, Energy Storage Pavilion, Poster Session Area (part of the Conference) and University Zone.

Power Solutions for Medical Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-23

Ultralife has been manufacturing critical power solutions for fixed and portable medical technology (MedTech) worldwide for several decades. It is from this experience that Ultralife, alongside the technical capabilities of its subsidiaries Accutronics and SouthWest Electronic Energy, that the company has developed its X5 medical cart power system and enhanced U1 smart MedTech batteries. The X5 medical cart power system is a unique development from Ultralife that allows medical cart integrators to directly power computers, monitors, printers, and other peripherals with energy supplied from one or two hot-swappable batteries. Named by Ultralife as the URB-X5, these 276Wh Lithium Iron Phosphate rechargeable smart batteries power an internal pure-sine-wave inverter to output 120VAC 60Hz (150W). URB-X5 batteries can be charged onboard the power system or removed, from specially designed cradles, for charging. The innovative connector system and wide grab-handle means that batteries can be inserted into the cradles in either direction, making the swap-out quick and easy. An internal bridging battery allows for uninterrupted operation while batteries are swapped. Two-bay smart chargers are available, that can be either wall or desk mounted, recharging the batteries in less than six hours. There are status indicators on the chargers, batteries and power system, conveying a variety of information such as state-of-charge. The design considerations do not end there, as the battery enclosure is constructed entirely of aluminium for light weight and high strength.

Rewireable Cord Connectors
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schurter.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-23

The 4783 series is the first rewireable cord connector to combine a detachable IEC C13 connector with the V-Lock cord retaining system. The latching mechanism is designed to prevent the power cord from being unintentionally disconnected from the equipment. Rewireable cord connectors provide cost savings to customers in instances where small builds or varying cable lengths and country specific plugs are needed. Approved for the European, Chinese and North American markets, the 4783 is certified according to the new UL 60320 standard. No halogens in the cable guard or any other plastic components are used. Applications include medical equipment, data centers, telecommunications equipment, pro-audio, and food processing equipment.

Adhesive Solution
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indium.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-22

Indium Corporation has released NC-702, a no-clean, near-zero residue, halogen-free adhesive solution designed for holding parts in place during placement and reflow processes. Designed for use in a formic acid reflow environment, NC-702 is specially formulated with high tack to hold a die, chip, or solder preform in place without movement, creating a low-cost tooling-free solution over pick and place investments. While NC-702 has the tack strength to hold materials in place, the material is completely evaporated out during reflow, eliminating the time-consuming post-reflow residue cleaning steps.

Cooperation for Ebike Drive Systems in the European Market
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  • 2021-07-22

The BMZ Group and Panasonic Cycle Technology will join forces in the future in the European market. Panasonic Cycle Technology developed their first e-powered bike as early as 1979, launched current pedelec type of e-bike on the market in Japan in 1996 and has since been able to gain high market shares, especially in Japan, thanks to its high-performance e-bike components. Next to joint efforts for dedicated service and support, the cooperation will include the common equipping of OEMs with e-bike systems consisting of BMZ's battery solutions combined with Panasonic Cycle Technology's motor and display. Synergies can also be used effectively here, the BMZ Group can rely on an existing concept with international service points and partners. For many years, Panasonic Cycle Technology has been developing high-performance motors for different requirements, which are installed in well-known bicycle brands. From 60 Nm power, the GX Power to the GX Ultimate with 90 Nm, all power levels are covered - for city to mountain bikes. The appropriate range of compatible e-bike batteries from the BMZ Group, such as the recently introduced and most powerful integral e-bike battery of its time - BMZ V10 Intube with 725 Wh - were one more argument in favour of installing common systems in future.

For Battery Charging and Power Supply: Compact Single-Chip PMIC Solution
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rutronik24.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-22

Efficient reliability when size matters: the Nordic nPM1100 is a dedicated power management IC (PMIC) with configurable dual-mode buck regula­tor and integrated battery charger. It is designed as a complementary component to Nordic's nRF52 and nRF53 series of system-on-chips (SoCs) to ensure reliable power supply and stable operation while maximising battery life through high efficiency and low quiescent currents. It can also be used as a generic PMIC device for any other suitable application. The extremely compact (2.075 x 2.075 mm) WLCSP package is ideal for applications in wearables, connected medical devices, smart home sensors and controls, remote controls and game controllers, and other size constrained applica­tions. The integrated battery charger is designed to charge lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries to a selectable termination voltage of 4.1 or 4.2 V and supports cell chemistries with a nominal voltage of 3.6 or 3.7 V respectively. The unit features thermal battery protection and automatic selection of three charging modes: automatic trickle charge, constant current and constant voltage. The maximum charging current is selectable via a resistor from 20 mA up to 400 mA. The charger also has a discharge current limiter and is JEITA compliant. The high-efficiency step-down regulator can deliver up to 150 mA of current at a selectable output voltage of 1.8, 2.1, 2.7 or 3.0 V. It features soft start and automatic transition between hysteresis and PWM modes. It also enables a forced PWM mode to ensure clean operation.

Formula E Team Readies for Indoor/Outdoor Race in London
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eu.mouser.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-22

The Mouser Electronics-supported Formula E racing team will face a challenging road course through London's Royal Docks at the London E-Prix on July 24 and 25. DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT team drivers Joel Eriksson and Sérgio Sette Câmara will race around - and for the first time ever, inside - the ExCeL London exhibition center. The race also marks the return of Formula E all-electric street racing to the U.K. capital after a five-year absence. Mouser is partnering with the team throughout the 2020–21 ABB FIA Formula E Championship racing season, in collaboration with TTI, Inc. and valued suppliers Molex and AVX. This is the seventh-straight year that Mouser and Molex have sponsored Formula E racing. The Formula E series features cars that are powered solely by electricity and represent a vision for the future of the motor sports industry, serving as a framework for research and development around zero-emission motoring. The Gen2 cars offer a huge step forward in electric vehicle racing technology, with maximum power of 250 kW and speeds up to 280 km/h. Racing is all about speed and endurance, and racing sponsorships are an innovative way for Mouser to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners.

Comprising GaN Power FET with Monolithically Integrated Driver
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-22

Tagore Technology announces the introduction of the TP44200NM 650V Gallium Nitride Power FET with integrated driver IC in a compact 22 pin, 5mm x 7mm QFN package. The device offers low RDS(ON) of 180mOhm and fast switching to deliver a highly efficient, low-cost power solution in a small footprint for a variety of applications requiring high power density including USB-PD charger, server and telecom AC-DC power supplies, power factor correction (PFC) converter. The TP44200NM Power IC has 650V E-mode GaN Power FET, driver, UVLO and high dv/dt immunity with and without supply - all monolithically integrated on GaN-on-Si substrate. The device has low propagation delay for high frequency application and slew rate control through external resistor.

Single-Stage Flyback Controllers with Constant Voltage Output
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infineon.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-21

Cost-effective dimmable and intelligent LED systems are expected to increase the market share disproportionately in the coming years. Introducing the ICL8800, ICL8810 and ICL8820 single-stage flyback LED controllers for constant output voltages, Infineon Technologies addresses the need of LED driver manufacturers in this regard. The ICs meet the necessary performance requirements for LED lighting applications, such as LED drivers and luminaires up to 125 W, smart lighting, and emergency luminaire. Outside this market segment, adapters and chargers, flat TVs, all-in-one PCs and monitors up to 125 W profit from the ICL88xx family. All three variants offer benchmarking performance for power factor correction and total harmonic distortion at full-load and low-load conditions, thus enabling platform design and window drivers. They are optimized as secondary-side regulated (SSR) constant voltage (CV) output flyback controllers and are also well suited for primary-side regulation (PSR). To achieve optimum efficiency and low electromagnetic interference (EMI) without compromising light quality, they are featuring critical conduction mode (CCM) and quasi-resonant mode (QRM) with smart valley hopping. The ICL88xx family offers an external start-up circuit control signal for more flexibility and a cost-optimized bottom-up platform design for many applications. It has a comprehensive set of protection features, including a power limitation and secondary side over-voltage protection. In addition, the devices require a minimum number of external components, leading to outstanding cost-effectiveness compared to existing solutions. The gate driver current enables designs up to 125 W with state-of-the-art MOSFETs. The system performance and efficiency can be further optimized using Infineon's CoolMOS P7 power MOSFETs.

Global Magnetics Powerhouse
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-20

KAMIC Group has announced the establishment of a global magnetics powerhouse with manufacturing in five countries and direct representation in the world's most significant economies. This follows the addition of Talema to ETAL and SIGA in its Magnetics Business Area. The expanded KAMIC Group Magnetics business unit, under the leadership of Dan Phelan, will provide customers with a comprehensive portfolio of power magnetics, supported by around 1100 employees including 15 design engineers capable of developing custom solutions – a common requirement in this market. Talema's strength in current transformers and toroidal components complements ETAL's focus on planar magnetics. The expanded KAMIC Group will continue to manufacture and sell its in-house developed high-performance magnetic components such as transformers and inductors, which are used in AC/DC converters, DC/DC converters and signal applications. Most components are custom designed for specific applications, and the business unit also offers a range of standard components. The extended business unit addresses a market for magnetic components that is expanding as a direct result of worldwide growth in the number of products containing electronics. All electronic devices require some type of power supply and magnetic components are necessary in all power equipment. In addition, the rising electronic content in these products is driving the need to measure and control electronic signals, and this also calls for magnetic components.

Fast Recovery Epitaxial Diodes
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-20

Taiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of the PU1xMx / PU2xMx families of fast recovery epitaxial diodes. These high-reliability (AEC-Q101 qualified) FREDs offer optimized switching speed vs. reverse recovery time. Their soft reverse recovery results in lower noise switching while achieving low losses and increased efficiency. The Micro SMA package heat spreader contacts provide excellent heat transfer. "TSC's FRED devices offer an unparalleled combination of small footprint, fast switching speed, low parasitic capacitance and low leakage," said Vice President, TSC Products, Sam Wang. "In terms of price, performance and package, our FREDs set a new benchmark for the industry." Applications include automotive alternator charging regulators in 12-, 24 to 28- and 48-Volt systems; POE power, protection and blocking circuitry; general purpose switching power, snubber circuits, antiparallel diodes in high frequency switching circuits; freewheeling diode in converters, chargers and motor control circuits.

Joining PowerAmerica Institute
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  • 2021-07-20

Heraeus Electronics joins PowerAmerica Institute to advance the use of wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. The technological expertise of Heraeus Electronics and the industry connections of Power America Institute will accelerate the development of new materials and support the expansion of the Power Electronics industry. The collaboration will result in bringing next generation silicon carbide and gallium nitride power electronics to markets faster, reducing cost and risk factors associated with new generation technologies. An organization that brings together the semiconductor manufacturers and the companies that use semiconductor power electronics in their products, PowerAmerica Institute is well placed as an information hub. With the backing of the U.S. Department of Energy and the engagement of top researchers, knowledge and processes can be provided to educate the American workforce and provide more innovative product designs. "By working in collaboration with Heraeus Electronics, we can maximize device performance without the compromise of cost", says Executive Director Victor Veliadis from PowerAmerica Institute. Heraeus Electronics offers matched materials as well as latest equipment to support customer developments by assembling prototypes and test modules according to the highest standards. David Malanga, Director of Marketing and Sales for Heraeus Electronics in the Americas, adds: "With our deep understanding of the power electronics market and PowerAmerica Institute's connections, we can assist in driving future developments, employee education, and market direction for a stronger industry tomorrow."

DC Link Capacitors for Harsh Environments
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cde.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-19

CDE's BLH series of DC-Link capacitors have been designed and tested to exceed the industry's most stringent requirements for high humidity, vibration testing, and thermal cycling. The Temperature, Humidity at Bias (THB) test exposes parts to the harsh conditions of 85 °C at 85% relative humidity with rated voltage applied. This demanding test simulates the harsh operating conditions encountered in many commercial and industrial inverter applications. Such conditions can cause non-THB rated capacitors to fail early from moisture penetration. While most capacitor makers validate their THB components for 1,000 hours under these conditions, CDE's BLH series has been validated for 1,500 hours. Utilizing the most advanced materials and processes, these board-mounted capacitors have been designed and tested to meet the rigors of automotive AEC-Q200 testing. Their solvent-resistant plastic case and epoxy encapsulation system are UL Recognized and meet IEC61071. Tin-plated copper RoHS-compliant terminations ensure excellent solderability. With their superior resistance to moisture and robust design, these capacitors are well suited for solar, wind, UPS, EV chargers, and other inverter applications that may be subjected to wide-ranging environmental conditions. The series is optimized for DC link applications in medium to high-power inverters. Capacitance ranges from 1.0 to 170 µF at 450-1,200 Vdc, with high rms ripple current ratings up to 36 Arms. When operated at a 70 °C hot-spot temperature with rated voltage applied, their life expectancy is 100,000 hours.

Introducing RF LDMOS Power Transistors
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-19

STMicroelectronics is adding a broad range of devices to the STPOWER family of LDMOS transistors, which comprises three different product series optimized for RF power amplifiers (PAs) in a variety of commercial and industrial applications. Featuring high efficiency and low thermal resistance and packaged to handle high RF power, STPOWER LDMOS devices combine a short conduction-channel length with a high breakdown voltage. These characteristics permit a cost-effective solution with low power consumption and high reliability. Expanding the range of applications that can be addressed, the STPOWER LDMOS IDCH and IDDE series are 28V/32V common-source N-channel enhancement-mode lateral field-effect RF power transistors. IDCH devices provide output power from 8W to 300W and are specifically designed for applications up to 4GHz, including 2.45GHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM), wireless infrastructure, satellite communications, and avionics and radar equipment. The LDMOS devices are suitable for all types of modulation formats. The IDDE series contains 10W-700W devices for broadband commercial, industrial, and scientific applications at frequencies up to 1.5GHz. The devices can withstand a load VSWR (voltage standing wave ratio) of 10:1, through all phases. They are suitable for all typical modulation formats, and for most classes of RF PA operation including Class A, Class AB, and Class C. Their high efficiency minimizes the energy needed to deliver the required output power, resulting in lower operating costs and reduced heat dissipation thereby simplifying thermal management and enabling more compact systems.

International Electric Drives Production Conference (E|DPC)
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  • Event News
  • 2021-07-16

The conference is intended for researchers, product developers, production experts, purchasers and users of electric drives. To ensure a reliable planning for everyone, the E|DPC will again take place as a virtual event from December 7 to 9, 2021. The preliminary program of the conference is now available.

International Workshop on Integrated Power Packaging (IWIPP
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  • Event News
  • 2021-07-16

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE societies - Power Electronics PELS, Electronic Packaging EPS, and Dielectrics and Electrical Insultation DEIS - are sponsoring a free webinar series taking place over three days in the last week in August, 2021. The webinar series is a corridor event made possible by the financial support of the sponsors with the intention of bridging the gap from the 2019 IWIPP workshop to the 2022 IWIPP workshop. The IWIPP (IWIPP) corridor webinar series will consist of three (3) webinar sessions, each lasting two-and-a-half (2.5) hours. Each session will address a different set of applications and technology advances. The sessions will be on Monday, August 23rd; Wednesday, August 25th; and Friday, August 27th. Each session will begin at 7:00 a.m. CDT (2:00 p.m. CEST).  There will be three presentations per session. Each presentation will be approximately twenty-five minutes in length. There will be a panel-style question-and-answer session at the end of each webinar event. Each webinar session will remain open until the presenters answer all the questions submitted. Registration for the corridor webinar is now open Registration – IWIPP. The webinar series will be free of charge but the number of attendees that can register will be limited; therefore, we advise you to register early.

Mobile Fast Charging with Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICs
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-16

Navitas Semiconductor announced that Xiaomi has launched their third GaNFast charger, a 65W dual-output fast charger. The '65W 1A1C' has a USB-C output up to 65W to power laptops and fast-charge smartphones via USB-PD 3.0, QC and PPS fast-charging protocols, with an extra USB-A output up to 18W to conveniently – and simultaneously – charge another phone or accessory such as headphones. The GaN charger can power the Xiaomi Mi11 from 0% to 100% charge in only 45 minutes. Due to high-speed GaN power ICs, the charger achieves a small size of only 69 cc with folding AC-pins – a 30% reduction vs Xiaomi's previous silicon-based designs – and a world-leading featherweight 104 g for ultimate portability. "We believe that the success of any company comes from continuous technological innovation, corporate social responsibility and the achievement of sustainable development goals," said Mr. Xiang WANG, President and Partner of Xiaomi. "We look forward to a bright future for Navitas." "Xiaomi's openness to new materials and technologies, and its continued commitment to gallium nitride (GaN), demonstrates Xiaomi's recognition of the advantages of GaN devices over traditional silicon devices," said Gene SHERIDAN, CEO of Navitas Semiconductors. "It is a long and successful partnership, introducing a series of world-class chargers, and celebrating mass production milestones, as when we presented Xiaomi with a special award for their receiving the 10,000,000th GaNFast power IC back in November 2020."

Snap-In Capacitor Series
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rutronik24.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-15

Solid anchoring and long service life: the Samwha JR series is an upgrade of the HF series, which had a service life of 5,000 hours. The snap-in capacitors of the JR now convince with a 100 percent increase in service life up to 10,000 hours - currently the highest service life in the Samwha product range. Thanks to the snap-in design, the connections of the capacitors are securely anchored, to avoid tilting during the manufacturing process and the associated damage to the components. Also convincing is the temperature range from -25°C to +85°C, for which the JR series is suitable. Furthermore, the capacitors are the right choice for voltages of 400 volts and 450 volts with a capacitance range of 56 to 680 µF. This makes the JR series ideal for applications in the field of frequency converters, inverters, switching power supplies, EV chargers and other applications in the industrial environment.

"Powerful Pioneers for 30 Years": Intersolar Turns 30
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  • 2021-07-15

After three decades of working towards a sustainable energy supply for the future, Intersolar is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Having started off as the local Solar '91 exhibition, Intersolar has evolved to become the most important solar industry platform in the world. The exhibition brings together pioneers and drivers of innovation within the solar industry, since 2018 under the umbrella of The smarter E Europe innovative platform. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's event will be held on a smaller scale. The Intersolar Europe Restart 2021 exhibition will be held at Messe München in Munich from October 6–8, 2021. The seed for Intersolar Europe was sown 30 years ago in the Germany town of Pforzheim. "When I was a student, I worked with fellow campaigners to organize the 'Solar '91' exhibition. Even back then, we were motivated by our vision of a solar-powered future and a more environmentally friendly energy supply," says Markus Elsässer, CEO of Solar Promotion GmbH. Five solar companies came together to showcase their products in 1991. "As the organizer of the event, I was well aware that the profile of solar energy would need to be raised if a sustainable energy supply was to be guaranteed for the future. Our sights have been set firmly on that goal ever since and we have managed to provide the solar industry with a global stage in the form of Intersolar," says Elsässer. From the word go, Solar Promotion GmbH has worked with associations, research institutions, and other partners to turn the vision of a solar-powered future into reality.

Distributors in Europe Awarded
  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-15

TDK honored its best distribution partners in Europe by presenting them – for the eighth time – with the TDK European Distribution Award 2020. The gold award in the "High-Service Distributors" category went to Mouser Electronics. In the "International Volume Distributors" category, Rutronik Electronics was honored as in the previous year. The best local distributor is the Austrian company EPi Components. Only two other awards were given in the "Local Distributors" category this time: Silver went to Gateway Electronic Components in the UK and Bronze to AVIS KS in Slovakia. "In the past year, during lockdown periods of the pandemic and especially in the aftermath, we have seen that distributor inventory is a major factor for satisfaction of end-customers," says Dietmar Jaeger, Head of TDK's Global Distributor Division. "That's why we raised our requirements and couldn't give out as many awards this year as we would have liked." At the end of 2020, there were already signs of a recovery in global business, followed by a massive upswing and extremely high demand for TDK products in 2021, says Jaeger. Mouser Electronics, in particular, was able to meet the highly increased demand very well and thus best fulfilled the award criteria.

ECCE 2021 Comes to Vancouver
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  • Event News
  • 2021-07-13

The Energy Conversion Conference and Expo (ECCE) is making its West Coast rotation to Vancouver, Canada, October 10-14, 2021. The conference for the IEEE Industrial Application Society (IAS) and Power Electronics Society (PELS), has been running annually for 12 years, and is the world's largest podium for presenting the latest power electronics, electric machines, and drives research, their applications, and engineering training. With over 1,600 attendees (2019), multiple educational tutorials, technical sessions, industry panels, social events, and public Exhibit Hall, the conference is the ideal location to meet with existing customers. Typically, half in attendance are international, which gives the exposure needed to forge new customer relationships. For those unable to travel to the event, the program will run in parallel using vFAIRS, a widely adopted virtual event platform, providing participants with the closest "in-person" experience possible. The exhibition takes place over the first two days, at the height of conference attendance. On day one, join industry leaders, entrepreneurs and top researchers as they address attendees during the Plenary Sessions, followed by the Expo and Welcome Reception, which will offer complimentary food, beverage, and plenty of booth traffic. 

Heat Sinks for Power Modules
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ep.mersen.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-13

High cooling capacity with minimal pressure drop are convincing features of the new IsoMAXX cold plates from Mersen. The cold plates meet the high demands of modern power electronics and have been specially developed for the latest SiC, GaN or IGBT power modules. Modern converters, transport systems, electric vehicles and alternative energy generators benefit from the increasingly efficient wide bandgap electronics, which are optimised for operation at higher switching frequencies and temperatures and feature a much more compact design. Conventional heat sinks cannot meet these high cooling requirements. That is why Mersen developed IsoMAXX – a revolutionary vacuum brazed cold plate with unique features: The average thermal resistance (Rth) is 6 °C/kW. And at ~600 mbar, the pressure drop is substantially lower than that of all previous models. IsoMAXX cold plates ensure an optimal temperature range for power electronics, in which all single chips and modules on the cold plate remain at the same temperature. IsoMAXX helps development engineers to design solutions with increased efficiency and a minimal footprint: No minimum clearance is required between modules, which allows versatile integration regardless of the number of modules needed for the particular application.

Bidirectional DC Power Supplies and Regenerative DC Loads
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-08

In response to demand for growing hydrogen fuel cell development and test, EA Elektro-Automatik offers a series of powerful bidirectional DC power supplies and regenerative DC loads ideal for fuel cell stack testing. "In response to the demand for clean energy, the market for fuel cells is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 26.4% and is projected to reach $848 M by 2025. Uses for fuel cells include power generation for commercial vehicles such as buses and forklifts, backup power generation systems, and for military power sources. To ensure the design and manufacturing of quality fuel cells, EA Elektro-Automatik offers its EA-PSB 10000 2-quadrant power supplies and EA-ELR 10000 series electronic loads. Both the EA-PSB power supplies and the EA-ELR loads sink up to 30 kW and feed the energy back to the grid to enable testing of any size fuel cell stack," said Markus Schyboll, CEO of EA Elektro-Automatik (EA). Both the PSB power supplies and the ELR electronic loads have built-in function generators that include arbitrary waveform generation, which simplifies characterization, performance, and durability testing of fuel cells and the devices the fuel cells will power. Unlike other loads that need a separate AC instrument, the ELR load, with its built-in waveform generator, can perform the perturbation test to determine fuel cell resistance. In addition, both the PSB supplies and the ELR loads, with their built-in waveform generators, can subject the fuel cell-under-test to dynamic load variations for performance and durability testing.

APEC 2022 Call for Technical Program Paper
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  • Event News
  • 2021-07-08

APEC 2022, to be held in Houston, Texas, from March 20-24, 2022, continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer. APEC is now accepting submissions for the first of its 2022 speaker deadlines, the Technical Program Papers. Interested authors wishing to present a Technical Program Paper must submit a digest for consideration by August 13, 2021. Instructions for submissions is available at: http://apec-conf.org/conference/sessions/technical/. To be considered as an author of a highly regarded Technical Program Paper, prospective authors are asked to submit a digest explaining the problem that will be addressed by the paper, its major results, and how it is different from the closest existing literature. Technical Program Papers presented at APEC must be original material and not have been previously presented or published. The principal criteria used by reviewers in selecting digests for the program will be the usefulness of the work to the practicing power electronics professional. They also value evidence of completed experimental work.

Li-ion Battery Materials for Use in VW and Ford EVs
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-08

Toyocolor announced that it was tapped to supply the North American and European operations of SK Innovation, a South Korean lithium-ion (li-ion) battery manufacturer, with Toyocolor's Lioaccum series of conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersions. Lioaccum dispersions are used as the conductive additive in li-ion cathodes to help expand li-ion battery capacity of electric vehicles (EVs), for increased driving distances and faster charging performance. They will help power SK Innovation's li-ion batteries installed in EVs manufactured by the Volkswagen Group and the Ford Motor Company. In recent years, the shift toward EVs is accelerating rapidly due to the global trend toward decarbonization, and many automakers have announced plans to sell only EVs by 2025 to mid-2030s. Li-ion batteries are the most common battery-type used in modern EVs due to their higher energy capacity. The incorporation of CNTs as the conductive additive is essential to increasing capacity but there have been a number of issues associated with CNT dispersion that have hindered its practical use. To resolve this issue, leveraging its unique dispersion technology, Toyocolor researchers in Japan successfully achieved high conductivity levels by replacing carbon black in the battery cathode with a small amount of Lioaccum CNT dispersions as the conductive additive. Reduced material usage not only gives battery manufacturers the additional cell space to insert active materials needed to boost battery capacity and performance, but it also considerably reduces manufacturing cost.

Power Disconnect Solution Enables Faster and Safer DC Fast Charging
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-07

Sensata Technologies announced its power disconnect solution has been chosen by several leading charging infrastructure OEMs to enable faster and safer DC fast charging. Sensata's solution combines contactors and GigaFuses from its Gigavac product brand to provide customers with a value-added contactor module, simplifying their installations while delivering safer and more effective system protection compared to traditional contactor and thermal fuse pairings. To compete with traditional internal combustion engines, EVs need faster charging times, so EV Charging Systems are quickly migrating from 400V to 1,000V and from 50kW to up to 350kW to shorten charging times to less than 20 minutes. While higher voltage and current levels reduce charging times, they increase the safety risks and design challenges for the systems. High voltage contactors provide safe circuit continuity while fuses are required in tandem for circuit-protection in the event of a hazardous short circuit event. The increases in voltage and current levels not only require contactors with higher breaking capabilities, but also make the contactor and fuse pairings more technically challenging. To address these challenges, DC fast charging infrastructure OEMs are seeking safer, higher performing and more comprehensive solutions that improve on the traditional contactor and thermal fuse pairing.

Photovoltaic-Output Photocoupler with Increased Open Voltage
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-07

Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched a photovoltaic-output photocoupler ("photovoltaic coupler") housed in a thin SO6L package measuring just 3.84mm × 10mm × 2.1mm, suitable for driving the gates of high-voltage power MOSFETs used to develop a galvanically-isolated solid-state relay (SSR) function. SSRs are semiconductor relay devices that incorporate a photo-TRIAC, a photo-transistor or a photo-thyristor as the output device. They are generally suitable for applications that require ON/OFF control of large electrical currents such as industrial equipment (I/O relay output for PLCs, inrush current protection in PSUs, battery voltage monitoring in BMS, ground fault detection and more) as well as switching the power and signal lines in instrumentation applications. A photovoltaic coupler, such as the TLP3910, is a photorelay that contains the optical elements but not the MOSFET that performs the high-current switching functions. To easily configure an isolated SSR to handle high-voltage, large-current switching (which photorelays find challenging), designers generally combine a photovoltaic coupler with a MOSFET. Driving a high-voltage power MOSFET with a gate voltage of 10V or higher, currently requires connecting two of Toshiba's TLP3906 in series, due to the low open voltage that is around 7V. However, the TLP3910 has a minimum open voltage (VOC) of 14V, double that of the TLP3906 and, as a result, only a single device is required to drive the gate of a high-voltage power MOSFET. This reduces the part count, thereby improving reliability and saving PCB space and BOM cost.

Strengthens Position in Quantum Technology Market
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-06

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group will now also be active in the field of quantum computing. The July 1, 2021 acquisition of Zurich Instruments will help Rohde & Schwarz further expand its Test & Measurement Division. The Swiss company Zurich Instruments AG will be run as a full subsidiary. In the coming decades, quantum technologies will significantly shape the high-tech industry. The potential for industry and research is enormous. It is a future trend involving billions in governmental subsidies and industrial investment. Rohde & Schwarz is already active in quantum sensing. Thanks to the acquisition, the company is now positioning its T&M solutions in quantum computing, one of the most promising future technologies in the world. Peter Riedel, President and COO of Rohde & Schwarz, explains: "We are looking forward to developing technological solutions for the future together with Zurich Instruments. We are also strengthening our position in the scientific realm. Rohde & Schwarz and Zurich Instruments already share a passion for advancing science and innovation." The test and measurement market for quantum computing holds enormous potential for both companies. Operating and maintaining a large-scale quantum computer requires numerous, specific T&M solutions. Thanks to their complementary products, Rohde & Schwarz and Zurich Instruments will provide complete solutions in the future.

Automotive Backlight Driver with Integrated Boost Converter
  • Product Release
  • 2021-07-06

Maxim Integrated introduces the four-channel, low-voltage MAX25512 automotive LED backlight driver with integrated boost converter. The single chip LED driver eliminates an external MOSFET and current sense resistor and integrates I2C communication to lower bill of material cost and reduce board space by 30 percent. The highly integrated LED driver includes four 120mA channels with the industry's highest efficiency at 2.2MHz operation. Today's automotive start-stop systems increase fuel economy, but they can challenge the power delivery system to maintain the same level of display brightness during re-start. For example, features like display illumination upon entry can be affected by cold crank situations, with the engine drawing down the car battery enough to cause the display to turn off and back on. Maxim Integrated's MAX25512 LED backlight driver operates down to 3V after startup without the addition of a pre-boost converter, protecting the display from these power disruptions. "Over the next five years, the number of displays in automobiles is expected to grow to accommodate new and existing vehicle functions with the size and resolution of these displays increasing as well," said Sang Oh, senior research analyst at Omdia. "Powering these displays consistently to maintain full, constant brightness while doing so as efficiently as possible, is critical to automakers today."

Obtaining 100% Ownership of Newport Wafer Fab
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-05

Nexperia has completed the transaction to acquire Newport Wafer Fab (NWF), contributing to the company's growth ambitions and investments to boost global production capacity. With the acquisition, Nexperia obtains 100% ownership of the Welsh semiconductor production facility. Nexperia Newport will continue to have a strong position in the Welsh ecosystem and technology development and will secure the current jobs at the Newport site and others across the region. Nexperia is a customer of the foundry services offered by Newport Wafer Fab and became its second largest shareholder in 2019. The Newport site complements Nexperia's other European manufacturing operations in Manchester and Hamburg, which have also seen significant recent investments. Commented Achim Kempe, Nexperia's Chief Operations Officer: "We are very excited to include Newport as part of our global manufacturing footprint. Nexperia has ambitious growth plans and adding Newport supports the growing global demand for semiconductors. The Newport facility has a very skilled operational team and has a crucial role to play to ensure continuity of operations. We look forward to building a future together". The Newport semiconductor production site was first established in 1982 and was originally named INMOS. Current capacity is over 35,000 200 mm wafer starts per month covering a wide range of semiconductor technologies ranging from MOSFETs and Trench IGBTs using wafer thinning methods to CMOS, analogue and compound semiconductors. It will support Nexperia's strategic 10 bln USD growth ambition and enrich Nexperia's product lines in IGBT, Analog and compound semiconductors in parallel to the current 8" investments at the Manchester and Hamburg wafer fabs.  

Increased Technical Partnership in the UK
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-07-02

Tektronix announces an increased technical partnership with Rapid Electronics, based in Colchester, UK. This increased partnership means customers in the UK will benefit from easier access to solutions for their test and measurement requirements and more technical assistance from both the Tektronix and Rapid Electronics sales and engineering teams. Rapid Electronics will be a technical and commercial point of contact for the Tektronix entry and mainstream portfolio, as well as the extensive Keithley portfolio, with a focus on expanding into busy engineering environments and continuing their exemplary work in the education sector. "Working closely with Rapid Electronics allows us to serve more customers and grow into more markets together, whilst at the same time positioning the Tektronix & Keithley brands strongly in the UK. Rapid's experience in both the education and industrial sectors will be a benefit to us both." says Maria Heriz, Vice President, Commercial Operations, EMEAI. "This extension to our already successful relationship will enable much closer cooperation with our colleagues at Rapid and allow both Tektronix and Rapid to further expand their reach in the UK, bringing class leading equipment to the wider engineering community. Rapid already has a trusted name in industry and in education with their status as a NUWPEC accredited supplier and this partnership will allow us both to grow" says Nick Tarling, Tektronix Distribution Account Manager, UK/IRL/BENELUX.

Andre Tauber to Become Head of Media Relations
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Andre Tauber (44) is taking over as Head of Corporate Media Relations at Infineon Technologies AG from 7 July 2021. He reports to Susanne Kochs, who heads the Corporate Communications department. Andre Tauber joins from the 'Stiftung Familienunternehmen' where he was Head of Communications. He has more than 15 years of experience in public relations and economic journalism. As business correspondent for the national daily newspaper "Die Welt", he reported from Munich and Brussels. For the "Financial Times Deutschland", he worked in the financial editorial department and as a foreign correspondent in Milan.

Changing Name and Corporate Brand
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  • 2021-07-01

Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced that it will be evolving to become Hitachi Energy from October 2021. The decision to change name has board and shareholder consent and coincides with the business' first-year anniversary since it started operations on 1 July, 2020. Hitachi Ltd. has an 80.1 percent stake in the joint venture and ABB Ltd. holds the balance. Hitachi ABB Power Grids places sustainability at the heart of its purpose: powering good for a sustainable energy future. The transition to the Hitachi Energy name reflects the rapidly evolving energy landscape and the opportunity to create economic, environmental and social value; and with Hitachi enabling the business to position its pioneering and digital technologies  to serve  existing and future customers, going beyond the grid – opening up a breadth of opportunities in areas like sustainable mobility, smart life, and data centers. By combining advanced digital solutions and services, such as Hitachi Lumada, with an energy platform that is built on unique domain expertise and experience, the business is serving customers and partners co-creating global solutions to solve the global challenge of an inclusive and equitable carbon-neutral future. Toshiaki Higashihara, Executive Chairman and CEO of Hitachi, said, "With climate change and increasing natural disasters, there is a need to solve three social issues worldwide: environment, resilience, and security and safety." He continued, "Hitachi ABB Power Grids provides a variety of solutions that solve these social issues, and by changing the company name to Hitachi Energy, we are further strengthening our commitment to the realization of a sustainable society." 

Acquiring 300-mm Semiconductor Factory
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Texas Instruments announced it signed an agreement to acquire Micron Technology's 300-mm semiconductor factory in Lehi, Utah, for $900 million. "This investment continues to strengthen our competitive advantage in manufacturing and technology and is part of our long-term capacity planning," said Rich Templeton, TI's chairman, president and CEO. The Lehi fab will be TI's fourth 300-mm fab, joining DMOS6, RFAB1 and soon-to-be-completed RFAB2 in TI's wafer fab manufacturing operations. In addition to its value as a 300-mm fab, the acquisition is a strategic move, as Lehi will start with 65-nm and 45-nm production for TI's analog and embedded processing products and be able to go beyond those nodes as required. "The Lehi fab is a great asset and a great team. We are excited about the engineering experience and technical skills the team brings in ramping and manufacturing advanced semiconductor processes," said Kyle Flessner, TI's senior vice president of technology and manufacturing. The companies plan to complete the sale by the end of 2021.

80V Withstand 5A Output Power Supply ICs
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  • 2021-06-30

ROHM announces the buck DC/DC converter ICs with built-in MOSFET, BD9G500EFJ-LA and BD9F500QUZ, that support high voltages and currents in factory automation equipment such as PLCs/inverters, and 5G base stations that handle high power. The BD9G500EFJ-LA and BD9F500QUZ are non-isolated DC/DC converter ICs developed by utilizing proprietary analog design technology based on high voltage BiCDMOS power processes to provide the power supply functionality required by increasingly sophisticated industrial equipment. In addition to a best-in-class 80V withstand voltage for 48V power supply systems, the BD9G500EFJ-LA with built-in MOSFET delivers the largest output current in its class (5A), contributing to higher reliability and functionality in charging and 5G base stations that handle large power. At the same time, the BD9F500QUZ with built-in Nano Pulse Control technology achieving a high step-down ratio provides 39V withstand voltage and 5A output current in a compact, low-profile package (3.0×3.0×0.4mm). Moreover, the product features an over current protection as SEL1/SEL2 pins can be selected. These features are ideal for 24V power supply systems – enabling support for higher functionality and greater miniaturization in a wide range of advanced industrial equipment (i.e. factory automation).

Standard Logic Packages in 14, 16, 20 and 24 Pins
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Nexperia announced low profile 14,16, 20 and 24 pin packages for standard logic devices. For example, the 16 pin DHXQFN package is 45% smaller than the industry-standard DQFN16 leadless device. Not only has it a smaller footprint compared to competitors, but the package also offers a 25% saving in PCB area. Measuring just 2 mm x 2 mm (14 pin), 2 mm x 2.4 mm (16 pin), 2 mm x 3.2 mm (20 pin) and 2 mm x 4 mm (24 pin), the 0.4 mm pitch DHXQFN packages are only 0.45 mm high. The parts include: hex inverting Schmitt-triggers; 8-bit SIPO shift registers with output latches; 4-bit dual supply translating transceivers; octal buffer/line drivers; octal bus transceivers; and 8-bit dual supply translating transceivers. Ashish Jha, Nexperia's product manager comments: "Nexperia has a history of over 50 years developing standard logic parts, and we aspire to become the undisputed market leader during the next three years. These new packages are an example of the innovation we are bringing. Previously, incorporating large logic functions into a system with a small form factor was unthinkable. However, our new DHXQFN package enables complex functions such as 74HC595 shift registers to fit into space-sensitive applications like smartwatches, mobile devices and internet connected industrial devices."

Family in TO-247-3-HCC Housing Improves Isolation Voltage Rating
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Infineon Technologies introduces the 650 V TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 family in a discrete housing. The family comes in a TO-247-3-HCC package and offers a broad portfolio comprising 20 A, 30 A, 40 A, 50 A, 60 A and 70 A current ratings. The devices can easily be used for replacing previous technologies like Infineon's TRENCHSTOP 5 WR5 and HighSpeed 3 H3 as well as competitor technologies. The family is optimized for power factor correction (PFC) for residential and commercial air conditioning systems as well as welding applications. The TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 switches provide very low conduction losses (30 A, 1,45 V at 25°C) as well as lowest switching losses (30 A, 1,55 mJ at 175°C). They feature a very low saturation voltage (V CE(sat)) of 1,45 V and a monolithically integrated diode with optimized forward voltage for the target applications. This results in best-in-class performance while enabling a low BOM cost. Additionally, the device leverages the performance advantage of the TRENCHSTOP 5 WR5 series, the predecessor to the TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 series. The TO-247-3-HCC housing of the WR6 family increases the creepage and clearance distances thus improving the isolation voltage rating. With this, the product family enables more reliable system designs that are resistant against contamination and condensation which e.g. often occur at AC outdoor units. The TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 reduces the total cost of ownership with less failure rate while it also enables higher switching frequency in application.


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40A Printed HE-R Relay for 3 Phase SystemsPanasonic Industry's HE-R relay is a PCB based rel...9432Product Release40A Printed HE-R Relay for 3 Phase SystemsPanasonic Industry's HE-R relay is a PCB based relay that can be used as the main switching element in 3 phase systems. Being remarkably compact, it contributes to considerable space and cost savings. Each of the 4 NO contacts is able to switch 40A up to an ambient temperature of +85°C - also a result of the sophisticated thermal design and an unique low coil holding power. An optional NC contact as feedback contact can handle low level loads down to 10mA / 5VDC. "Because of its outstanding ratio of size, power and robustness, the IEC62955 compliant HE-R re-lay is the perfect choice for contemporary and demanding AC/DC wall box designs", claims Panagiotis Venardos from Panasonic Industry Europe. "The advanced technology inside the HE-R ena-bles our customers now to control 3 phase systems directly on the PCB – that might not only be highly interesting for domestic wall boxes, but also for AC or DC charging stations and other fields of application, such as industrial automation or energy harvesting."01.09.2021 16:30:00Sepnews_2021-09-15_23.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_23.jpghttps://industry.panasonic.eu/panasonic-industry-news/small-box-wall-boxindustry.panasonic.eu
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Single-chip GaN Gate Driver for Industrial and Home AutomationSTMicroelectronics' STDRIVEG600 half-bridge gate d...9434Product ReleaseSingle-chip GaN Gate Driver for Industrial and Home AutomationSTMicroelectronics' STDRIVEG600 half-bridge gate driver has high current output and 45ns propagation delay, closely matched between high-side and low-side outputs, to handle high-frequency switching of GaN enhancement-mode FETs. Also suitable for driving N-channel silicon MOSFETs at up to 20V, the STDRIVEG600 allows the flexibility to apply up to 6V gate-source voltage (VGS) on GaN devices to ensure low Rds(on). In addition, there is an integrated bootstrap circuit that helps minimize the bill of materials and simplify board layout. This circuit uses a synchronous MOSFET that lets the bootstrap voltage reach the logic supply voltage, VCC, allowing the driver to operate from a single supply without a low-dropout regulator (LDO). With dV/dt immunity of ±200V/ns, the STDRIVEG600 ensures dependable gate control in challenging electrical environments. The logic inputs are CMOS/TTL compatible down to 3.3V for easy interfacing with a host microcontroller or DSP. The high-side section withstands up to 600V, allowing use in applications with a high-voltage bus up to 500V. The outputs have 5.5A/6A sink/source capability and provide separated turn-on and turn-off pins that let designers choose the optimum way to control the gate. In addition, both the high-side and low-side circuits support Kelvin connection to the power-switch source for enhanced control. Dedicated ground and supply-voltage connections for the low-side driver ensure stable switching with the Kelvin connection and allow a shunt resistor to be used for current sensing without additional isolation or input filtering.31.08.2021 18:30:00Augnews_2021-09-15_25.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_25.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4385.htmlst.com
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Promoting Female EngineersThe SEMIKRON Bachelor Women Award was presented fo...9416Industry NewsPromoting Female EngineersThe SEMIKRON Bachelor Women Award was presented for the first time at this year's Day of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology ("EEI Day") at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). The lucky award winner, student Katharina Stich, received the prize in recognition of the excellent mark awarded for her BA dissertation. Professor Uwe Scheuermann, Simulation & Analysis Director at SEMIKRON, and Anja Oberndörfer, Head of Training at SEMIKRON, handed over the award during a virtual ceremony held on 16 July 2021. At a later meeting in person at SEMIKRON's head office in Nuremberg, the award winner was presented with the award certificate and a cheque for 750 euros. Bernd Enser, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at SEMIKRON, congratulated Ms. Stich on the award while Ms. Oberndörfer spoke of the importance of promoting young women who are on MINT study programmes. SEMIKRON will continue to support Ms. Stich as part of a mentoring programme where, among other things, she will have the opportunity to experience first-hand what a day in the life of a female engineer is like. Another highlight on the EEI Day was the presentation of the SEMIKRON Student Award, which went to eleven students in recognition of their outstanding results. This year's awards went to students of the FAU's Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology (EEI) for the 13th time and students of the Department of Materials Science for the 11th time.31.08.2021 12:00:00Augnews_2021-09-15_7.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_7.jpghttps://www.semikron.com/about-semikron/news-press/detail/engineering-student-at-the-university-of-erlangen-nuremberg-receives-semikron-award-for-the-promotion-of-women.htmlsemikron.com
Reiko Winkler is Appointed General ManagerEffective from 2021/08/01, Reiko Winkler will be G...9413PeopleReiko Winkler is Appointed General ManagerEffective from 2021/08/01, Reiko Winkler will be General Manager of Finepower GmbH. As member of the management board, he will be responsible for the strategic alignment and the implementation for a sustainable growth strategy. Since its foundation in 2001, Finepower has established itself very successfully in the market of power electronics and has grown from a small team of four founding members to an internationally active distributor and engineering service provider. In addition to the high number of industrial companies, Finepower's customers also include leading Tier 1s and OEMs from the automotive industry, who value the expertise of the power electronics specialists. Reiko Winkler joined Finepower in 2011 as Key Account Manager and, since 2018 as Head of Sales he has contributed significantly to the growth of the distribution business, which today represents the largest share of Finepower's revenue. As an electrical engineering graduate with an MBA and about 20 years of experience in technical sales of electronic components, he is well prepared for this new and challenging position. The new management team will be formed with two other colleagues who have received power of attorney in this context. Please welcome also Stephanie Mahrenholz (Head of Operations and Finance) and Reiner Nowitzki (Head of Engineering) in their new roles.27.08.2021 09:00:00Augnews_2021-09-15_4.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_4.jpghttps://www.finepower.com/en/finepower.com
Fully Virtual IEEE ECCE 2021The safety and well-being of our participants is o...9412Event NewsFully Virtual IEEE ECCE 2021The safety and well-being of our participants is our priority. Due to the resurgence of COVID-19, along with complex international travel requirements, the organizing committee has pivoted ECCE 2021 to fully virtual. The conference will be live on October 10-14, 2021, offering many live events such as the plenary session, interactive sessions with the tutorial instructors, industry-oriented special sessions, expo-dedicated live hours and a new technical program format.  Additionally, the conference on-demand content and exhibit will be available for a total of 30 days. The virtual format allows us to come together to learn, idea-share and gain insight into the latest innovations within the energy conversion field, and ensures that the current landscape does not hinder anyone's ability to participate.27.08.2021 07:00:00Augnews_2021-09-15_2.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_2.jpghttps://www.ieee-ecce.org/2021/ieee-ecce.org
Teaming Up to Accelerate Electronics DesignSnapEDA and Panasonic have collaborated to release...9399Industry NewsTeaming Up to Accelerate Electronics DesignSnapEDA and Panasonic have collaborated to release a free collection of helpful resources for electronics designers. These resources include computer-aided design (CAD) models for over 75,000 of Panasonic's components. These CAD models allow engineers to make custom products with Panasonic's electronics components quickly and reliably. "Panasonic strives to provide the highest quality products to their customers and these new CAD models are no exception. Our collaboration brings thousands of high quality CAD models to engineers, streamlining their design process and enabling them to move to scale faster and more reliably with Panasonic components" said Natasha Baker, Founder & CEO of SnapEDA. The new models include schematic symbols and PCB footprints for electronics design, as well as 3D mechanical models to ensure proper mechanical clearances and design visualization. In addition to the CAD models themselves, engineers can also see a real-time report generated by SnapEDA's patented verification technology, to gain instant transparency into manufacturability. The models cover Panasonic's radial and surface mount resistors, capacitors and inductors. They are compatible with all major electronics and mechanical design tools.26.08.2021 15:00:00Augnews_2021-09-01_10.png\images\news_2021-09-01_10.pnghttps://www.snapeda.com/snapeda.com
Acquisition CompletedAnalog Devices announced the completion of its pre...9417Industry NewsAcquisition CompletedAnalog Devices announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products. The combination further strengthens ADI's position as a high-performance analog semiconductor company with trailing twelve-month revenue of over $9 billion and free cash flow of over $3 billion1 on a pro forma basis. "Today is a tremendous milestone for ADI and I'm delighted to welcome the Maxim team, who share our passion for solving our customers' most complex technology problems," said Vincent Roche, President and CEO. "With more than 10,000 engineers and the increased breadth and depth of our best-in-class technologies, we are well-positioned to develop even more complete, cutting-edge solutions for our customers. Together, we will drive the next waves of analog semiconductor innovation, while engineering a healthier, safer and more sustainable future for all." Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Maxim stockholders received 0.63 of a share of ADI common stock for each share of Maxim common stock. Maxim common stock will no longer be listed for trading on the NASDAQ stock market. In connection with the closing of the transaction, Tunç Doluca, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxim, and Mercedes Johnson, former Founding Executive of Avago Technologies, will join the ADI Board of Directors. Mr. Doluca and Ms. Johnson served on Maxim's Board of Directors until the closing of the transaction.26.08.2021 13:00:00Augnews_2021-09-15_8.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_8.jpghttps://www.analog.com/en/about-adi/news-room/press-releases/2021/8-26-21-adi-completes-acquisition-of-maxim-integrated.htmlanalog.com
Current Probe Kit Facilitates Safe 480V Panel Connected Load StudiesPOWERetc Corporation announces the availability of...9428Product ReleaseCurrent Probe Kit Facilitates Safe 480V Panel Connected Load StudiesPOWERetc Corporation announces the availability of the CCPK-6 Cabinet Current Probe Kit that enables routine panel capacity studies to be performed in 480V panels – without the need to open or power down the panel. The kit includes a 4-phase, 6"-diameter MicroFlex current probe assembly rated at 4000A, a thru-panel cabinet adapter/connector, and an exterior jumper cable to connect the METSyS logger to the cabinet connector plug. By facilitating the setup of the METSyS logger and POWERetc's custom report generator package, the kit makes it easier to conduct Cal OSHPD (PIN 38 for medical facilities) and NEC 220.87 (Exception Method) connected load studies. "Panel-capacity connected load studies that comply with NEC 220.87 or OSHPD studies in California medical facilities are very common – and challenging," said Bruce Lonie, President of POWERetc. "Live panel setup of these tests requires use of PPE and, in many cases, powered-down setup isn't even possible, particularly in hospital environments where critical loads are affected. Our new permanently-installed METSyS adapter kit allows facility personnel to safely and quickly conduct these studies without interrupting power." A single complete portable system along with multiple permanently-installed Current Probe Kits – one for each 480V cabinet – will quickly pay for themselves in reduced service costs and power interruptions.26.08.2021 12:30:00Augnews_2021-09-15_19.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_19.jpghttps://poweretc.com/products-2/prosys/metsys-energy-monitorpoweretc.com
Diode Protection Switch Suitable for Type-C Power DeliveryAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced a Type-C P...9426Product ReleaseDiode Protection Switch Suitable for Type-C Power DeliveryAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced a Type-C Power Delivery high voltage sink protection switch using ideal diode methodology for reverse current protection. The AOZ13984DI-02 and AOZ13987DI-02 are smart protection switches in a single small thermally enhanced 3mm x 3mm DFN package. The products use AOS's advanced co-packaging technology, combining a high-performance IC with protection features and our latest high SOA Trench MOSFET. They offer low RDS(ON) (20mohm) back-to-back MOSFETs to block any reverse current under fault conditions and are capable of up to 28V absolute maximum voltage. Typically, a USB Type-C port adaptor supplies 5V at plug-in. Once plugged in, the client device negotiates a higher voltage for fast charging. The rise time for VBUS voltage from 5V to the final target value is very slow per the USB standard. Typical Type C protection switch designs that rely on a comparator to detect a voltage drop across the back-to-back power switches do not work with slow rising VBUS voltages and are susceptible to system-level faults. It's for this reason, robust system designs implement an ideal diode approach. Typically, such solutions were implemented discretely and require many external components and lack protection features that are possible with an integrated circuit-based approach.26.08.2021 10:30:00Augnews_2021-09-15_17.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_17.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1629990976067/AOZ13984DI_87DI_PR.pdfaosmd.com
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in EuropeSince 1971, ROHM Semiconductor GmbH has establishe...9414Industry NewsCelebrating its 50th Anniversary in EuropeSince 1971, ROHM Semiconductor GmbH has established eight locations throughout Europe to support its customers with tailored semiconductor solutions – locally. The company highlights the milestones of its European activities with a special "50th Anniversary" website. Founded in 1958 in Kyoto, Japan, the ROHM group today has become a global player and supplier in the electronics industry. The company produces a wide range of solutions including integrated circuits for power management, SiC MOSFETs, diodes and modules, silicon power transistors and diodes, but also LEDs, resistors and many more electronic components. Being a vertically integrated semiconductor manufacturer, ROHM is largely independent of suppliers and can respond more flexibly to market changes. ROHM Semiconductor Europe, founded in 1971, with Headquarters in Willich near Düsseldorf, Germany, is represented by eight offices in six countries today: Germany, France, UK, Spain, Finland and Italy. Additionally, ROHM's production facility SiCrystal, located in Nuremberg, Germany, supplies the global markets with silicon carbide wafers. The company's European business activities – in line with the ROHM group's Medium-Term Management Plan 'MOVING FORWARD to 2025' ¬– aim to accelerate social contribution. "We focus on power and analog solutions and contribute to our customers' needs for energy saving and downsizing of their products," states Wolfram Harnack, President at ROHM Semiconductor Europe. ROHM's European business both serves the needs of automotive and industrial application areas. "For example, car manufacturers strongly demand our silicon carbide devices for their production of electric cars. In addition, we also see exciting projects in the industrial field and expect a major growth in Europe – particularly in the area of infrastructure for e-mobility and alternative energies," Harnack continues.26.08.2021 10:00:00Augnews_2021-09-15_5.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_5.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=rohm-celebrates-its-50th-anniversary-in-europe-focus-on-power-and-analog-solutions&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
Rad Hard Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power DevicesEPC Space technology produces devices that are sma...9435Product ReleaseRad Hard Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power DevicesEPC Space technology produces devices that are smaller, have lower resistance, and have many times superior switching performance compared to silicon solutions.  Spanning a range of 40 Volts to 300 Volts, and 4 Amperes to 30 Amperes, the discrete power transistor family demonstrates significant performance advantages over competitive silicon-based Rad Hard power MOSFETs. The Drivers and Power Stages product line includes ultra-fast low-side eGaN drivers, ultra-fast dual low-side eGaN drivers, and half bridge drivers with integrated eGaN power switches. Beyond the overall higher performance, these devices offer superior radiation hardness under heavy ions (SEE), gamma radiation (TID), and Neutron Displacement Damage (DD) as compared to Si solution; moreover, SEE immunity is guaranteed by wafer. EPC Space devices are manufactured in the US at an AS9100D certified facility located in the greater Boston area. It is worth noting, that tens of thousands of these devices are already on board of satellites flying in LEO and GEO orbits with mission lives of more than ten years. "With the performance, reliability, and price advantage clearly on the side of EPC Space GaN devices, it is hard to justify continuing to pay two times the price for lower performing, heavier, larger silicon-based power solutions" commented Bel Lazar, CEO.25.08.2021 19:30:00Augnews_2021-09-15_26.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_26.jpghttps://epc.space/2021/08/rad-hard-gallium-nitride-gan-power-devices-from-epc-space-offer-improved-performance-shorter-lead-times-and-lower-prices-vs-silicon-rad-hard-mosfets/epc.space
Acquisition of GT Advanced Technologiesonsemi and GT Advanced Technologies announced that...9415Industry NewsAcquisition of GT Advanced Technologiesonsemi and GT Advanced Technologies announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which onsemi will acquire GTAT for $415 million in cash. Founded in 1994, GTAT has significant experience in crystalline growth, including SiC. SiC is a key material for next-generation semiconductors that provide technical benefits in SiC power switching devices, significantly improving system efficiency in electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging and energy infrastructure. The transaction is expected to better position onsemi to secure and grow supply of SiC and meet rapidly growing customer demand for SiC-based solutions in the sustainable ecosystem, including EVs, EV charging and energy infrastructure. Combining onsemi's manufacturing capabilities with GTAT's technical expertise will accelerate SiC development and position onsemi to better serve customers as the sustainable ecosystem rapidly ramps up over the next decade. This enhanced SiC capability will allow onsemi to assure customers of supply of critical components and to further commercialize intelligent power technologies. "This transaction reflects our confidence and stated commitment to meaningfully invest in silicon carbide solutions to support the creation of intelligent power and sensing technologies to help build a sustainable future," said Hassane El-Khoury, president and chief executive officer of onsemi. "We are focused on deepening our leadership and innovation in game-changing technologies that support the automotive and industrial sectors, and GTAT brings outstanding technical capabilities and expertise in developing wafering-ready silicon carbide, which we intend to accelerate and expand to better empower customers in our high-growth end markets. We look forward to welcoming GTAT's talented employees to the onsemi team and driving innovation together."25.08.2021 11:00:00Augnews_2021-09-15_6.png\images\news_2021-09-15_6.pnghttps://gtat.com/press-releases/onsemi-to-acquire-gtat/gtat.com
45W and 150W GaN Devices for High-Efficiency Power ConversionEasing the transition to high-efficiency wide-band...9407Product Release45W and 150W GaN Devices for High-Efficiency Power ConversionEasing the transition to high-efficiency wide-bandgap technology, STMicroelectronics has released the MasterGaN3 and MasterGaN5 integrated power packages for applications up to 45W and 150W, respectively. Joining the MasterGaN1, MasterGaN2, and MasterGaN4, which target applications from 65W to 400W, the additions give extra flexibility to choose the optimum Gallium Nitride (GaN) device and driver solution when designing switched-mode power supplies, chargers, adapters, high-voltage Power-Factor Correction (PFC), and DC/DC converters. ST's MasterGaN concept simplifies migrating from ordinary silicon MOSFETs to GaN wide-bandgap power technology. The devices integrate two 650V power transistors with optimized high-voltage gate drivers and associated safety and protection circuitry, eliminating gate-driver and circuit-layout design challenges. Combined with the higher switching frequencies possible with GaN transistors, these integrated devices enable power supplies that are up to 80% smaller than silicon-based designs as well as extremely robust and reliable. The GaN power transistors of MasterGaN3 devices have asymmetrical on-resistance (Rds(on)) of 225m? and 450m?, making these devices suited to soft-switching and active-rectification converters. In MasterGaN5 both transistors have 450m? Rds(on) for use in topologies such as LLC-resonant and Active Clamp Flyback. In common with other MasterGaN family members, both devices have inputs compatible with logic signals from 3.3V to 15V, which simplifies connection of a host DSP, FPGA, or microcontroller, and external devices such as Hall sensors. They also integrate protection including low-side and high-side undervoltage lockout (UVLO), gate-driver interlocks, over-temperature protection, and a shutdown pin.24.08.2021 13:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_18.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_18.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4386.htmlst.com
200% Peak Power AC-DC LHP SeriesCOSEL announced the addition of 150W and 300W free...9401Product Release200% Peak Power AC-DC LHP SeriesCOSEL announced the addition of 150W and 300W free air convection cooled power supplies, the LHP150F and the LHP300F. Designed for industrial applications requiring high levels of safety, they are certified according to EN62477-1 (OVC III). The products work over a wide universal input voltage range of 85 to264VAC and have a high typical efficiency rating of 93%. The LHP150F and LHP300F are available in five different output voltages commonly used in industrial automation and processes, with 200% peak power capability for up to 10 seconds for dynamic loads. The standard product is an open frame PCB type, with a chassis and cover available as an option. Industrial applications require efficient power supplies able to work in various environments with a high level of safety. The LHP150F and LHP300F are certified to the EN62477-1 Over Voltage Category Three (OVC III), meaning that a final equipment powered by the products can be connected directly to the main distribution panel without adding an extra level of isolation. This simplifies the system designer's task, reducing cost and guaranteeing the highest level of efficiency. Designed for world-wide applications, the LHP150F and LHP300F have an input voltage of 85 to 264VAC. Five output voltages are available: 24V, 30V, 36V, 42V and 48V with respective output current of 6.3A, 5.0A, 4.2A, 3.6A and 3.2A for the LHP150F and 12.5A, 10.0A, 8.4A, 7.2A and 6.3A for the LHP300F. The output voltage can be adjusted using a built-in potentiometer.24.08.2021 07:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_12.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_12.jpghttps://www.coseleurope.eu/news-item-1414-cosel-releases-new-family-of-200-peak-power-ac-dc-lhpcoseleurope.eu
AEC-Q200 Compliant Fuses with High DC Voltage RatingBel Fuse-Circuit Protection announced the 0ACH Ser...9433Product ReleaseAEC-Q200 Compliant Fuses with High DC Voltage RatingBel Fuse-Circuit Protection announced the 0ACH Series of fast-acting, high current SMD brick fuses. The series offers high current ratings and high interrupting ratings within a small package size of 4.5 x 4.5 x 12.3 mm. The 0ACH Series is designed for automotive and other applications which require a high current fuse, and where any gain in size, weight and power is beneficial - such as high-power battery systems, routers, and blade servers. The range is supplied as tape & reel for auto-insert SMD processes. The series delivers current ratings of 60A to 100A, DC voltage of 72Vdc with interrupting ratings up to 1000A, meets AEC-Q200 automotive requirements, and is RoHS compliant, halogen free and complies with UL 248-1 and UL 248-14.23.08.2021 17:30:00Augnews_2021-09-15_24.png\images\news_2021-09-15_24.pnghttps://belfuse.com/news-detail/new-aec-q200-compliant-fuses-with-high-dc-voltage-ratingbelfuse.com
DC/DC Converters with 3kVAC Reinforced IsolationTRACO POWER announces their THR-WI series of 3 / 1...9410Product ReleaseDC/DC Converters with 3kVAC Reinforced IsolationTRACO POWER announces their THR-WI series of 3 / 10 / 20 / 40 watt DC/DC Converters with double / reinforced insulation providing up to 3,000 VAC Isolation. These products operate over an ultra-wide 4-1 input range with up to 90% efficiencies and operating temperatures from -40°C to 80°C (105°C maximum case temperature). THR 3 (3 Watt) models offer DIP 24 footprints and the THR 10 / 20 / 40 (10 / 20 / 40 Watt) come in 2x1" footprints. Input ranges include 9~36 / 18-75 / 40~160 VDC and provide single & dual outputs ranging 5~24 VDC. Models are fully encapsulated to withstand shock and vibration standards per IEC / EN 61373. Internal input filters enable EN 55032 class A compliance (3 /10 / 20 watts) and overload, overvoltage and short-circuit protection. With the latest IT safety certifications (IEC/EN/UL 62368-1), the THR-WI series is the perfect choice for many demanding applications in the industrial, transportation and instrumentation sectors.23.08.2021 16:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_21.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_21.jpghttps://www.tracopower.com/de/thr-series-reinforced-isolated-3-40-watt-dcdc-convertertracopower.com
EMC-filter for Machinery and RoboticsSchaffner has extended its FN3270 series to provid...9404Product ReleaseEMC-filter for Machinery and RoboticsSchaffner has extended its FN3270 series to provide more options for machine builders. Building on the strengths of the FN3270 filter range the FN3271 filter is a compact and lightweight filter design requiring minimum mounting space in installations and cabinets. 15 different filter models are available to meet the specific needs and deployment for most industrial applications. These include industrial viable speed electrical power drive systems, motor drives and systems containing frequency inverters and servo drives. The FN3271 offers an ideal solution for EMC challenges, where the impedance at the connection to the noise source is high (> 100 Ohm). The internal configuration of the FN3271 is optimised for this application. For applications with low impedances at the noise source the existing FN3270 remains the option of choice. These EMC filters provide the attenuation performance required to fulfil EN 61800-3/A11 and the filter performance is guaranteed under full load operating conditions. Solid, touch-safe terminal blocks are fitted to all filter models from 10 to 100 A, offering sufficient contacting cross section according to the EN 60204-1 installation standard. To improve the safely of installations optional transparent protective covers are available for all filters with busbars from 150 to 1000 A. These provide protection to the installer, operator, or inspector by avoiding accidental contact with live conductors. The protective covers can easily be retrofitted even if the filter is already installed and connected.23.08.2021 10:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_15.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_15.jpghttps://www.schaffner.com/media/news/details/article/fn3271-emc-filter-for-machinery-and-robotics/schaffner.com
The End of the Internal Combustion Engine – Many Car Manufacturers are ReadyWith the EU's "Fit for 55" legislation package, th...9398Industry NewsThe End of the Internal Combustion Engine – Many Car Manufacturers are ReadyWith the EU's "Fit for 55" legislation package, the internal combustion engine is set to disappear: From 2035, all new registered vehicles in Europe are to be zero-emission. Many car manufacturers have already adjusted their strategies to be able to hit this target. The success of e-mobility is an important step towards clean transportation and guarantees the economic position of Europe as a center of commerce and industry thanks to its cross-sector innovation efforts. In this way, electric vehicles promote a new concept of mobility and offer added value to society as a flexible temporary storage system of green energy (vehicle-to-grid). The worlds of new energy and mobility are joining forces, including back on site: The Power2Drive Europe Restart 2021 exhibition will be held from October 6–8 in Munich and showcase charging solutions, battery electric vehicles as well as the intelligent integration of e-mobility in a renewable energy system. By launching the "Fit for 55" legislation package, the European Commission has made the decision to move away from internal combustion engines. Now car manufacturers are required to do the same. According to the European Commission plan, yearly emissions of new vehicles must be 55 percent lower starting in 2030 than in 2021. By 2035, this figure increases to 100 percent in comparison to 2021, meaning that all new registered vehicles from 2035 onwards would be emission free.19.08.2021 14:00:00Augnews_2021-09-01_9.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_9.jpghttps://www.powertodrive.de/news/the-end-of-the-internal-combustion-engine-many-car-manufacturers-are-ready?lang=enpowertodrive.de
VE-VIDES: Joint Research Project for Trustworthy ElectronicsCoordinated by Infineon, the research project " De...9395Industry NewsVE-VIDES: Joint Research Project for Trustworthy ElectronicsCoordinated by Infineon, the research project " Design methods and hardware/software co-verification for the unique identifiability of electronic components" ( VE-VIDES) has begun operations. Twelve partners from the research and academic sectors as well as from electronics and end user industries are working together to develop a holistic security concept for the Internet of Things. The VE-VIDES goal is to already systematically identify potential security gaps in the design phase and to use automatically generated, trustworthy mechanisms to protect electronic systems against attack. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting the project as part of its funding measure "Trustworthy Electronics (ZEUS)". "We rely on electronic systems in almost every aspect of our lives and our work. These systems make our lives easier, safer and greener. We need trustworthy electronics if we want to really be able to rely on them," says Infineon's Djones Lettnin, head of the alliance project. "In VE-VIDES our focus is on securing the trustworthiness of system hardware while taking the direct interfaces to trustworthy firmware and software components into account." It is already necessary to plan for and secure the trustworthiness of a system and for all subcomponents during design at the architecture level. VE-VIDES is therefore researching trustworthy development and verification processes which give electronic systems verifiable and, whenever possible, quantifiable protection against attacks. The design methods, tool chains and test suites emerging from this alliance project will give a solid foundation to future development tools for trustworthy electronics and will thus contribute to the technical and technological sovereignty of Germany and Europe.19.08.2021 11:00:00Augnews_2021-09-01_6.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_6.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2021/INFXX202108-092.htmlinfineon.com
Digital Multiphase Controller for Telecom and General-Purpose ApplicationsAlpha and Omega Semiconductor introduces the first...9400Product ReleaseDigital Multiphase Controller for Telecom and General-Purpose ApplicationsAlpha and Omega Semiconductor introduces the first product of the AOS Digital Controller product portfolio. The AOZ97774QE is offered in a QFN 5mm x 5mm package and provides flexible DC/DC controller supporting 5G Wireless, Networking, Optical Communication, and General-Purpose DC/DC applications. The AOZ97774QE provides DC/DC power conversion from the 12V power rail to Point-of-Load voltage for all main subsystems of the 5G wireless network, including CU, DU, and RU platforms. The part can be used for all 12V input applications where multi-phase power is required, and the main output is three phases or less. The Control Unit (CU), Digital Unit (DU), and Radio Unit (RU) are all critical subsystems that require the higher power that is supported with the AOZ97774QE and AOS Power Stages. The AOZ97774 offers up to 15 stored pin-strapped configurations, which is significantly more stored configurations than other solutions on the market. The multiple configurations allow for the one controller to behave as 15 separate power designs minimizing product management, faster system design, and easier logistics control. The controller also has NVM configuration, with 1,000 times read/write capability, which is also provided for maximum flexibility. This is very useful during the system bring-up and debug process, saving time and improving the reliability of results.18.08.2021 06:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_11.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_11.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1629303591411/AOZ97774_PR.pdfaosmd.com
2021 IEEE International Electron Devices MeetingWhile the comprehensive technical program for the ...9396Event News2021 IEEE International Electron Devices MeetingWhile the comprehensive technical program for the 2021 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), scheduled for December 11–15, 2021 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel, will be finalized in fall, the popular IEDM Tutorials and Short Courses are already set. The broad reach, interdisciplinary nature and technical depth of the topics that will be discussed in these educational events can serve as a "crystal ball" of sorts to show where the industry is headed. At IEDM each year, the world's best scientists and engineers in nano/microelectronics gather to participate in a technical program consisting of more than 220 presentations, along with a variety of panels, focus sessions, Tutorials, Short Courses, a supplier exhibit, IEEE/EDS award presentations and other events highlighting leading work in more areas of the field than any other conference. "As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, the world is becoming increasingly reliant on electronic technologies. The good news is that the IEDM Tutorials and Short Courses will provide attendees with the invaluable knowledge and information needed to advance the state-of-the-art in critical areas of the field," said Meng-Fan (Marvin) Chang, IEDM 2021 Publicity Chair, IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University, and Director of Corporate Research at TSMC. "The opportunity to engage with the world's technical leaders in these highly specialized areas is one of the hallmarks of the IEDM conference."17.08.2021 12:00:00Augnews_2021-09-01_7.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_7.jpghttps://www.ieee-iedm.org/ieee-iedm.org
150mm Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply AgreementCree | Wolfspeed and STMicroelectronics announced ...9391Industry News150mm Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply AgreementCree | Wolfspeed and STMicroelectronics announced the expansion of an existing multi-year, long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement. The amended agreement, which calls for Cree to supply ST with 150mm silicon carbide bare and epitaxial wafers over the next several years, is now worth more than $800 million. "This latest expansion to our long-term wafer supply agreement with Cree will continue to contribute to the flexibility of our global silicon carbide substrate supply. It will continue to contribute importantly to our global silicon carbide supply, complementing the other external capacity we have secured and the internal capacity we are ramping. The agreement will help meet the high volumes required by our product manufacturing operations in the next years, with a large number of automotive and industrial customer programs in high volumes or ramping up," said Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics. "We are very pleased that STMicroelectronics will continue to leverage Wolfspeed silicon carbide materials as part of their supply strategy for the next several years," said Cree CEO Gregg Lowe. "Our long-term wafer supply agreements with device manufacturers now total more than $1.3 billion and help support our efforts to drive the industry transition from silicon to silicon carbide. Our partnerships and significant investments in increased production capacity ensure we are well positioned to capitalize on what we believe to be is a multi-decade growth opportunity for silicon carbide-based applications."17.08.2021 07:00:00Augnews_2021-09-01_2.png\images\news_2021-09-01_2.pnghttps://www.wolfspeed.com/company/news-events/news/cree-wolfspeed-and-stmicroelectronics-expand-existing-150mm-silicon-carbide-wafer-supply-agreementwolfspeed.com
Enhanced Customizations Available for Precision ActuatorsHaydon Kerk Pittman, a business unit of AMETEK's A...9409Product ReleaseEnhanced Customizations Available for Precision ActuatorsHaydon Kerk Pittman, a business unit of AMETEK's Advanced Motion Solutions Division, is pleased to announce enhancements to its MiniSlide MSA Series of precision linear slides. Originally introduced in 2020, the MiniSlide motorized linear slide system offers customers a compact, low-profile, stable platform with definable, economical costs; a rapid supply; and the ability to conveniently mount, wire, and run. The series provides design flexibility with two motor technology options, nine lead screw options, four lubrication options, a rotary encoder feedback option, and imperial or metric mounting hardware standards. The MiniSlide is ideal for lab equipment and automation applications including sample handling, spectrometers and chromatographers, molecular analyzers, optical microscopes, and inspection devices.16.08.2021 15:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_20.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_20.jpghttps://www.haydonkerkpittman.com/pressreleases/enhanced-customizations-available-for-minislidehaydonkerkpittman.com
Rail-to-Rail CMOS Operational AmplifierROHM developed the BD8758xY series (BD87581YG-C, B...9406Product ReleaseRail-to-Rail CMOS Operational AmplifierROHM developed the BD8758xY series (BD87581YG-C, BD87582YFVM-C) of rail-to-rail input/output high-speed CMOS op amps that feature improved EMI immunity for automotive and industrial equipment applications requiring high-speed sensing in harsh environments, such as vehicle engine control units and anomaly detection systems for factory automation equipment. In recent years, advancements in electrification and mounting density have increased the amount of environmental noise in electric vehicles and cars equipped with ADAS. Generally, however, it is extremely difficult to carry out noise evaluation on individual boards and systems during automotive development since it must be performed after assembly. What's more, some results require improvements such as large-scale EMI countermeasures to lower noise. In response, ROHM released the EMARMOUR series in 2017 that have since been well received in the automotive and industrial markets due to their superior noise immunity that reduces design resources by combining a vertically integrated production system with proprietary analog design technology. The EMARMOUR series is designed to prevent malfunctions due to noise without the need to take special application measures. The latest BD8758xY series in particular has demonstrated superior performance under four international noise evaluation tests. For example, in ISO 11452-2 radio wave emission testing conducted by vehicle manufacturers, the output voltage of standard products fluctuates by more than ±300mV in all frequency bands, while the new BD8758xY series achieves ±10mV or less.16.08.2021 12:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_17.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_17.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=new-emarmour-op-amp-series&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
3-Phase MOSFET Gate DriverTRINAMIC Motion Control introduces the fully integ...9427Product Release3-Phase MOSFET Gate DriverTRINAMIC Motion Control introduces the fully integrated TMC6140-LA 3-phase MOSFET gate driver that simplifies design and maximizes battery life of brushless direct current (DC) motor drives. The TMC6140-LA 3-phase MOSFET gate driver integrates all three bottom shunt amplifiers to provide a complete motor drive solution with improved power efficiency, while simplifying design by reducing component count. The TMC6140-LA is optimized for performance over a wide voltage range, making it well-suited for servo motors, brushless motors and permanent magnet synchronous motors. The three-phase gate driver is equipped with charge pumps for both the gate and low-side drivers, statically stabilizing the gate voltages of external MOSFETs in three-phase motors with up to 100A of coil current. Offered in a 36-pin quad-flat no-leads (QFN) package, the gate driver is a flexible solution for 5V to 30V DC and 0.5A or 1.0A battery-powered applications, such as power tools where voltages can drop below 10V. Integrated current sense and diagnostics features add functional safety while simplifying design.16.08.2021 11:30:00Augnews_2021-09-15_18.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_18.jpghttps://www.trinamic.com/company/news/news-detail/trinamics-3-phase-mosfet-gate-driver-maximizes-battery-life/trinamic.com
Tunnel Magneto-Resistance Current SensorCrocus Technology announces the CT430 and CT431 is...9422Product ReleaseTunnel Magneto-Resistance Current SensorCrocus Technology announces the CT430 and CT431 isolated current sensor with 1MHz bandwidth and 99% of stray fields without the need for external shielding. The Crocus proprietary TMR technology inherently offers very high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) which allow for high resolution measurements required for precision control or monitoring applications. The linear error and offset performance is intrinsically more accurate permitting the elimination of system level calibration normally done with an external voltage reference, thus freeing up processor time and simplifying system design. "I'm excited to introduce this truly differentiated current sensor product which highlights the benefits the Crocus XtremeSense TMR technology can bring." states Zack Deiri, President and CEO of Crocus Technology. "Our customers have been astounded by the level of performance we are able to deliver in their applications. The combination of high response time and accuracy provides system designers the flexibility they have been eager to achieve without any compromises." Targeting applications in Solar Power Inverters, Power-Factor Correction (PFC), Battery Management Systems (BMS), Smart Appliances, IoT, and Power Supplies applications. These devices are perfect companions to emerging applications utilizing GaN and SiC power devices where the fast response time of the Crocus TMR current sensors will ensure the highest operational efficiency.16.08.2021 06:30:00Augnews_2021-09-15_13.gif\images\news_2021-09-15_13.gifhttps://crocus-technology.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Press-Release-CT43x-Product-Announcement.pdfcrocus-technology.com
Active Clamp Flyback Controller for Power Adapters Up To 100WSilanna Semiconductor has launched an integrated a...9436Product ReleaseActive Clamp Flyback Controller for Power Adapters Up To 100WSilanna Semiconductor has launched an integrated active clamp flyback (ACF) controller that will reduce the operational and no-load/ stand-by power consumption of high-efficiency chargers and adapters while driving down component count, BOM cost and size. Silanna's ACF controller is targeted at high efficiency and high power density adapters of up to 65W output power with universal input and 100W output power with PFC-support applications, including single-port and multi-port USB-PD fast chargers. Featuring a high level of integration, the SZ1131 incorporates an adaptive digital PWM controller, ultra high-voltage (UHV) active clamp FET, active clamp gate driver and startup regulator. The SZ1131 provides the ease-of-design of a simple flyback controller with all the benefits of an ACF design, including recycling the leakage inductance energy of the flyback transformer and limiting the primary FET drain voltage spike during the turn-off events. Employing Silanna Semiconductor's OptiModeTM digital control architecture, the SZ1131 adjusts the device's mode of operation on a cycle-by-cycle basis to maintain high efficiency, low EMI, fast dynamic load regulation, and other key power supply parameters in response to varying line voltage and load. An all-silicon 65W USB-PD reference design using the SZ1131 demonstrates a 30W/inch3 power density (uncased) with impressive ~93% low line (90Vac) and > 94% high line (230Vac) efficiencies, while using lower cost components. These include a conventional RM8 transformer, 100V SR FET, minimal clamp capacitor, and a single common mode choke in the input filter. Silanna Semiconductor's technology-agnostic approach focuses on the ultimate power management challenges and delivers even higher efficiency and power density when paired with GaN primary FETs.10.08.2021 20:30:00Augnews_2021-09-15_27.jpg\images\news_2021-09-15_27.jpghttps://silanna.com/2021/08/10/silanna-semiconductors-active-clamp-flyback-acf-controller-for-power-adapters-up-to-100w-combines-industrys-highest-integration-and-operational-efficiency-with-ultra-low-no-load-po/silanna.com
Rad Hard Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Devices for Geostationary SatellitesEPC Space announces that it has been selected by A...9411Product ReleaseRad Hard Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Devices for Geostationary SatellitesEPC Space announces that it has been selected by Astranis to provide Rad Hard gallium nitride-based power devices for use in DC power supplies on the latest satellite build. Astranis announced earlier that it has started to build four new small geostationary communications satellites, three of which are already spoken for signed deals with new, yet-to-be-announced customers. This new build of Astranis satellites is expected to offer 15% greater lifetime and 20% greater throughput the first-generation model, without increasing satellite hardware costs. Astranis is building small, low-cost telecommunications satellites to connect the four billion people who currently do not have access to the internet. Each spacecraft operates from geostationary orbit (GEO) with a next-generation design of only 400 kg. By owning and operating its satellites and offering them to customers as a turnkey solution, Astranis can provide bandwidth-as-a-service and unlock previously unreachable markets. The Rad Hard GaN power devices that EPC Space is providing to Astranis provide high precision, small size, low weight, and can withstand the harsh environment of space. "We are honored that Astranis has selected EPC Space as a trusted vendor to provide Rad Hard GaN for their geostationary satellites" commented Bel Lazar, CEO. "This program will add to the tens of thousands of our units already on board of satellites flying in LEO and GEO orbit with mission lives of more than 10 years."10.08.2021 17:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_22.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_22.jpghttps://epc.space/2021/08/rad-hard-gallium-nitride-gan-power-devices-from-epc-space-selected-by-astranis-for-geostationary-satellites/epc.space
Ultra-Low Loss Diode for Light Vehicle GeneratorsInfineon Technologies and Robert Bosch GmbH are la...9386Product ReleaseUltra-Low Loss Diode for Light Vehicle GeneratorsInfineon Technologies and Robert Bosch GmbH are launching an ultra-low-loss diode called Active Rectifying Diode for light vehicle generators. It enables an increase in generator efficiency of up to eight percent compared to conventional power conversion methods and facilitates generators to qualify as eco-innovations as defined by the European Union. Deploying the diode can reduce the CO 2 emissions of a car by up to 1.8 g/km. Since it can replace standard devices one-to-one, the Active Rectifying Diode can easily be applied even to generators and cars that are already in series production. The Active Rectifying Diode is based on a new chip technology from Infineon that integrates MOSFETs, capacitors and control logic on a single die, thus avoiding the complex mounting of separate chips. The Infineon chip is then assembled by Bosch into the body of the diode in a pressfit package. The new diode is unique for several reasons including its extremely low diode forward voltage of 0,1 V at 100A I RMS (root mean square current) and lowest leakage current. Additionally, it features a simple assembly process, mechanical robustness as well as high reliability and electromagnetic compatibility.10.08.2021 13:30:00Augnews_2021-08-15_17.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_17.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2021/INFATV202108-090.htmlinfineon.com
Strengthening Distributed Energy Resources Management SolutionsMitsubishi Electric Corporation announced, togethe...9397Industry NewsStrengthening Distributed Energy Resources Management SolutionsMitsubishi Electric Corporation announced, together with its U.S. subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI), that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UK-based Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS). SGS is a leading global provider of distributed energy resources (DER) management software for power distribution utilities and DER operators. "We are very excited to bring SGS into Mitsubishi Electric. They are committed to the mission of decarbonizing electric power production and have spent the last decade developing world-class products and processes. We look forward to marrying their products with our suite of grid control products to help our customers respond to changes and still get the best performance from their electric grids." said Brian Heery, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. "SGS offers innovative solutions have helped power utilities in Europe and North America install, manage and optimize renewable energy resources, and we look forward to bringing that DER management core competency to new markets around the globe," said Noriyuki Takazawa, Group President of Energy and Industrial Systems Group, of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. "The SGS solutions align with the Mitsubishi Electric Environmental Sustainability Vision to realize a decarbonized society by the year 2050 through reduced greenhouse gas emissions." "We are thrilled to join Mitsubishi Electric and expand the reach of our energy management enterprise software to DER customers around the globe and - in turn - assist those customers to better manage DER assets as they strive to decarbonize their operations," said Brent Marshall, CEO of SGS.10.08.2021 13:00:00Augnews_mitsubishi.jpg\images\news_mitsubishi.jpghttps://de.mitsubishielectric.com/en/news/releases/global/2021/0810-a/index.htmlmitsubishielectric.com
Online Power Design Tool Makes Identifying Optimal SiC FET Design Solutions EasyUnitedSiC has launched an upgrade to its FET-Jet C...9405Product ReleaseOnline Power Design Tool Makes Identifying Optimal SiC FET Design Solutions EasyUnitedSiC has launched an upgrade to its FET-Jet Calculator. This version (v2) significantly streamlines the SiC FET and Schottky diode selection process and simplifies the analysis of all power related results. First launched in March, this simple, registration-free online tool facilitates the designer's selection and performance comparison process, in different power applications and 26 unique topologies. With more available topologies, FET-Jet Calculator now supports an even wider range of power applications, making UnitedSiC FETs accessible to anyone looking to work with SiC for the first time or experienced designers seeking the best SiC device to suit their design. Allowing for engineers to identify the optimal UnitedSiC device across AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/DCiso power designs, this upgrade adds instant bar chart results presenting both losses and efficiency data. Optimal gate drive and snubber recommendations are also displayed. Finally, once the preferred SiC solution is defined, all input/output design information can be easily downloaded in pdf form. As with the first version of the calculator, users select their application function and topology, enter their design parameter details, and the tool automatically calculates switch current, efficiency, and losses, categorized by conduction, turn-on, and turn-off contributions. All UnitedSiC FETs and Schottky diodes can be selected from sortable tables including the latest Gen 4 750V devices. The tool also warns if a selection is not suitable, allowing engineers to quickly find the ideal design solution.10.08.2021 11:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_16.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_16.jpghttps://unitedsic.com/news/unitedsic-launches-fet-jet-calculator-v2/unitedsic.com
Direct Bonded Copper Ceramic SubstrateRogers Corporation's Advanced Electronics Solution...9403Product ReleaseDirect Bonded Copper Ceramic SubstrateRogers Corporation's Advanced Electronics Solutions (AES) group launches curamik Endurance substrates which is a Direct Bonded Copper Ceramic Substrate with enhanced properties. curamik Endurance substrates provide enhanced reliability performance compared to material combinations of the same dimensions. This reliability improvement makes the new substrates well suitable for high power applications, such as in EV/HEV, Vehicle Electrification, Industrial, Renewable and Mass Transit. curamik Endurance extends the field of applications for DBC. Thermal cycle tests show that curamik Endurance substrates have an extraordinary increased lifetime compared to its alternative standard DBC substrates with dimples (AlN, Al2O3, HPS (ZTA)). To achieve the increase in reliability, Rogers adjusted the design of the copper sidewall to gain the perfect stress release. The current available material combinations are all based on a 0.3mm copper thickness. The ceramic types Al2O3, HPS (ZTA) and AlN can be chosen by referencing our curamik Ceramic Substrates - DBC Technology design rules.10.08.2021 09:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_14.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_14.jpghttps://rogerscorp.com/advanced-electronics-solutions/curamik-ceramic-substrates/curamik-endurancerogerscorp.com
Quick Charge Compliant 100 W USB-C PD PPS ChargerTransphorm announced a collaboration with power so...9402Product ReleaseQuick Charge Compliant 100 W USB-C PD PPS ChargerTransphorm announced a collaboration with power solutions manufacturer Salom to bring to market a Quick Charge 5 compliant 100 watt GaN power adapter that is slated for release in Q4 2021. The USB-C Power Delivery (USB-C PD) charger will pair with Quick Charge 5 technology-capable of charging smartphones from 0 to 50 percent in five minutes. It will be a universal adapter offering the traditional power delivery mode and the USB-C programmable power supply (PPS) mode version 3.0, which enables the charger to easily deliver a sliding range of voltages (between 3.3 V to 21 V) versus the traditional mode's stepped voltage output. With assistance from Qualcomm Technologies, Transphorm developed the adapter's specification and designed the overall functional product, from the universal input through to the USB-C PD/PPS output. Transphorm's GaN is used in the traditional AC-to-DC boost PFC and the DC-to-DC quasi-resonant flyback (QRF) topologies. Salom was responsible for then taking that designed system, fine tuning it, developing its enclosure and completing all the required certifications such as Quick Charge 5, conducted/radiated emissions, touch temperature, and others. "Adapter solutions with Transphorm's GaN enable more with less," said Philip Zuk, SVP of Worldwide Technical Marketing and Business Development, Transphorm. "Compared to other GaN solutions such as e-mode, our normally-off SuperGaN FETs offer ease of design and standard Silicon-like drivability while delivering more power in a considerably smaller footprint without compromise. And we've proven that our production yields can meet high volume requirements." 10.08.2021 08:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_13.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_13.jpghttps://www.transphormusa.com/en/gan-technology/transphormusa.com
Wade Appelman Named President and COOAceinna named Wade Appelman as the company's Presi...9372PeopleWade Appelman Named President and COOAceinna named Wade Appelman as the company's President & COO, responsible for developing and implementing strategy for the company's worldwide operations. "ACEINNA is part of two exciting market trends, autonomous driving and vehicle electrification. Used in autonomous vehicles to ensure both accuracy and safety, high precision Inertial Measurement Unit Sensors (IMU) complement perception sensors such as imaging, radar and LiDAR," says Mr. Appelman. "Current sensing is another strength for ACEINNA critical to power management and I'm excited to help this talented team continue its amazing growth and technology innovation in both of these segments." According to Dr. Yang Zhao, founder and CEO of ACEINNA, "Wade is an organized and dynamic technology executive who will be able to successfully lead the ACEINNA engineering, marketing and business teams towards our goal of making next generation self- driving and eco-friendly vehicles a reality." Prior to joining ACEINNA, Mr. Appelman was VP and GM of the depth sensing division of ON Semiconductor where he led the team responsible for adoption of low light sensors in LiDAR and successfully secured early customers designs in automotive, medical, and industrial markets for the divisions sensing product portfolio. 05.08.2021 11:00:00Augnews_2021-08-15_3.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_3.jpghttps://www.aceinna.com/newsDetail?id=610c090b0afa6a2fe32c96ceaceinna.com
New Brand and Promise of Sustainable FutureON Semiconductor revealed its new trade name "onse...9370Industry NewsNew Brand and Promise of Sustainable FutureON Semiconductor revealed its new trade name "onsemi" and refreshed brand as a next step in the company's evolution to establish itself as the leading provider of intelligent power and sensing technologies. With a continued focus on the automotive and industrial end-markets, onsemi has sharpened its strategy to drive disruptive innovation that contributes to a sustainable ecosystem of high-growth megatrends such as vehicle electrification, advanced safety, alternative energy and factory automation. Under the tagline, "Intelligent Technology. Better Future.", onsemi plans to break through traditional thinking and market barriers to create innovative solutions that solve customers' most difficult design challenges, and support their achievement of their own climate initiatives, propelling the sustainable energy revolution. onsemi's value proposition includes a unique combination of deep systems knowledge, technology leadership, and industry-leading manufacturing and packaging proficiency. "We have spent the last several months focusing the strategy, and realigning our product portfolio and investments to deliver market-leading and differentiated technologies to our customers," said Hassane El-Khoury, CEO and president at onsemi. "We are creating intelligent power and sensing technologies to enable our customers' success, drive a better future for next generations and create value for our shareholders, always with an eye on sustainability to make the world a better place for everyone."05.08.2021 09:00:00Augnews_onsemi.jpg\images\news_onsemi.jpghttps://www.onsemi.com/company/news-media/press-announcements/en/onsemi-new-brand-and-promise-of-sustainable-futureonsemi.com
Top Manufacturer of Passive ComponentsAs one of the leading manufacturers of electronic ...9392Industry NewsTop Manufacturer of Passive ComponentsAs one of the leading manufacturers of electronic components, Würth Elektronik is a valued manufacturer partner of Mouser Electronics. Mouser is enthusiastic not only about the products, but also about the cooperation. For the second year in a row, Joe Haukos, Distribution Manager Americas at Würth Elektronik eiSos, was honored with the Mouser Best-in-Class Award. Each year, the electronics distributor honors individuals in the industry with its Best-in-Class Award, recognizing those who maintain a strategic partnership with the Mouser team, promote product lines and new product introductions, find creative solutions to mutually expand market share, maximize Mouser's value proposition, and champion Mouser within their own companies. The presentation of the award to Joe Haukos by Jeff Newell, Senior Vice President at Mouser Electronics, capped off a thoroughly enjoyable quarterly meeting. "We aspire to provide more than electronic components…we want to provide an experience which fosters loyalty with customers and business partners. Through exceptional collaboration and dedication within the greater Mouser organization, we're able to do just that." Said a pleased Joe Haukos Commented Newell, "We are pleased to present Joe with this award in recognition of his outstanding relationship with Mouser. Joe and the Würth team have proved dedicated to fostering collaboration, increasing annual revenues, and furthering our successful partnership."05.08.2021 08:00:00Augnews_2021-09-01_3.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_3.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_126014.phpwe-online.com
Bridgeless Totem Pole PFC Evaluation BoardGaN Systems and onsemi released a 300W BTP-PFC Bri...9376Product ReleaseBridgeless Totem Pole PFC Evaluation BoardGaN Systems and onsemi released a 300W BTP-PFC Bridgeless Totem Pole Power Factor Correction (PFC) evaluation board. The board includes onsemi's NCP1680, a dedicated critical conduction mode (CrM) bridgeless totem pole PFC controller, and GaN Systems' 650V GS66508B GaN transistors. The NCP1680 controller and GS66508B transistors combine to deliver an innovative cost-effective and high-performing solution in a small footprint. The solution enables power engineers to evaluate GaN and capitalize on its benefits in improving power system performance. GaN Systems' GS66508B is a 650V, 30A transistor that provides low-loss, high switching frequency, zero reverse recovery, and very low junction-to-case thermal resistance. The evaluation board allows rapid development of advanced totem pole PFC designs and ideal in various power supply applications for the data center, telecom, industrial, and consumer industries. On the controller side, this Bridgeless Totem Pole PFC solution leverages the NCP1680, which offers unique features for operation under light load conditions, digital voltage loop compensation, and near unity power factor in all operating modes. Altogether, the solution achieves near 99% efficiency, simplifies design, and reduces bill-of-material count and cost. "Leaders like onsemi recognize the importance of GaN and are optimizing controllers and creating complementary tools like the new 300W PFC evaluation board we introduced today. These solutions strengthen the GaN industry ecosystem in the goal to make better performing and more cost-effective power electronics," said Jim Witham, CEO at GaN Systems.05.08.2021 06:30:00Augnews_2021-08-15_10.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_10.jpghttps://gansystems.com/newsroom/on-semiconductor-bridgeless-totem-evaluation-board/gansystems.com
Automotive Grade Semi-Shielded Power Inductor SeriesBourns announced its automotive grade Model SRN604...9388Product ReleaseAutomotive Grade Semi-Shielded Power Inductor SeriesBourns announced its automotive grade Model SRN6045HA power inductor series. These inductors feature semi-shielded construction to combine the features of non-shielded and shielded inductors, and offer lower magnetic field radiation than non-shielded inductors. The products are a more cost-efficient alternative to fully shielded ferrite-based inductors, yet allow high temperature operation compared to standard semi shielded inductors. In addition, the new inductor series is AEC-Q200 compliant with an operating temperature range of -55 to +125 °C making the Model SRN6045HA series ideal for power management and electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering solutions in automotive, consumer, industrial and telecom electronics. The newly developed magnetic silicon-based coating used in the inductors enables high working temperatures and extends the operating temperature range by 20 percent on the high end compared to standard Bourns semi-shielded power inductors. The high-temperature magnetic silicon-based coating is applied to the perimeter of the inductor winding to provide effective magnetic shielding. Along with its high operating temperature, compact size and low losses, the Model SRN6045HA series also features high current capacity with saturation current Isat ranging from 1.2 – 18 A and heating current Irms of 0.72 – 7.0 A. The Bourns automotive grade SRN6045HA series is available now with inductance values of 0.55 – 100 µH and is RoHS compliant and halogen free.04.08.2021 15:30:00Augnews_2021-08-15_19.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_19.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2021/08/04/bourns-announces-automotive-grade-semi-shielded-power-inductor-series-with-high-temperature-ratingsbourns.com
Application-Specific MOSFETs (ASFETs) for Hot-SwapNexperia announced 80 V and 100 V ASFETs with enha...9382Product ReleaseApplication-Specific MOSFETs (ASFETs) for Hot-SwapNexperia announced 80 V and 100 V ASFETs with enhanced SOA performance, targeting hot-swap & soft-start applications in 5G telecom systems & 48 V server environments and industrial equipment needing e-fuse and battery protection. ASFETs are a new breed of MOSFET optimized for use in particular design scenarios. By focusing on specific parameters critical to an application, sometimes at the expense of others that are less important in the same design, new levels of performance can be achieved. The hot-swap ASFETs use a combination of Nexperia's latest silicon technology and copper-clip package construction to significantly strengthen the Safe Operating Area (SOA) and minimize PCB area. The PSMN4R2-80YSE (80 V, 4.2 m?) and PSMN4R8-100YSE (100 V, 4.8 m?) hot-swap ASFETs are packaged in the Power-SO8 compatible LFPAK56E. The unique internal copper-clip construction of the package improves thermal and electrical performance whilst substantially reducing footprint size.  The new LFPAK56E products are just 5 mm x 6 mm x 1.1 mm, offering reductions of 80 % and 75 % for PCB footprint and device height respectively, compared to the D2PAK of previous generations. The devices also feature a maximum junction temperature of 175 °C, meeting IPC9592 regulations for telecoms and industrial applications.04.08.2021 09:30:00Augnews_2021-08-15_13.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_13.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/Nexperia-s-new-Application-Specific-MOSFETs--ASFETs--for-hot-swap-increase-SOA-by-166--and-slash-PCB-footprint-by-80--.htmlnexperia.com
Stereo Gallium Nitride (GaN) Streaming Hi-Fi Audio AmplifierThe Starkrimson Streamer Ultra combines a DAC, str...9408Product ReleaseStereo Gallium Nitride (GaN) Streaming Hi-Fi Audio AmplifierThe Starkrimson Streamer Ultra combines a DAC, streamer, and amplifier all inside an easy-to-use enclosure that will blend into any décor. The Starkrimson Streamer Ultra represents a new kind of high-end audio system that offers commanding performance in a discreet package. It can perform the same functions that once required a rack full of components. This latest design combines the company's highly reviewed and award-winning PecanPi DAC and Starkrimson Ultra amplifiers, fully exploring the benefits of the latest GaN transistors, such as size and weight reduction and increased power, efficiency, and sound quality, from GaN Systems. The design provides less harshness, cleaner highs, and better overall transparency and detail with inconsequential noise levels. Starkrimson Streamer Ultra is available with either Volumio or Roon end-point software installed. It is available with either black or brushed aluminum faceplates, an optional USB port (Volumio only), and upgraded power rail capacitance. MSRP is $3,499.95 for the base model. Orchard Audio is offering preorder prices where the first 10 customers will save $1,000; the next 10 will save $750; and all other preorder customers will save $500. Units are scheduled to begin shipping in late November 2021.03.08.2021 14:30:00Augnews_2021-09-01_19.jpg\images\news_2021-09-01_19.jpghttps://orchardaudio.com/orchardaudio.com
Group Sustainability Director Emma DarkeTT Electronics announced the appointment of its fi...9373PeopleGroup Sustainability Director Emma DarkeTT Electronics announced the appointment of its first-ever Group Sustainability Director. Emma Darke, who has served as TT's Head of Investor Relations since 2016, has stepped away from her IR duties to take on this new and important role for TT Electronics. "This new appointment highlights the importance of sustainability as a critical strategic priority at TT," said Sarah Hamilton-Hanna, Chief People Officer, TT Electronics. "Emma's deep understanding of our business, as well as our environmental, social, and governance initiatives, makes her the ideal individual to accelerate TT's commitment to achieving our sustainability goals." As Group Sustainability Director, Emma is tasked with working in partnership with TT's business leaders and Sustainability Council to develop the company's sustainability roadmap to zero emissions by 2035. "TT Electronics has made great strides on the sustainability front. Now, with an even deeper commitment to the effort, TT is laser focused on improving upon our recent environmental accomplishments which include 20 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions, 88 per cent of company waste diverted from landfills, and zero waste achieved at three of our sites in 2020," added Emma Darke, TT's new Group Sustainability Director. "These accomplishments are certainly impressive and took a concerted effort but there is more to be done. With TT's emphasis on creating positive impacts to society, we are well on our way to achieving even greater results."03.08.2021 12:00:00Augnews_2021-08-15_4.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_4.jpghttps://www.ttelectronics.com/news-events/news/tt-electronics-appoints-company%E2%80%99s-first-sustainabi/ttelectronics.com
Scienlab Battery Pack Test System with High Voltage Silicon Carbide TechnologyKeysight Technologies announced the Scienlab SL170...9383Product ReleaseScienlab Battery Pack Test System with High Voltage Silicon Carbide TechnologyKeysight Technologies announced the Scienlab SL1700A Series, a battery pack test system for high voltage battery packs - up to 1500 V for automotive and industrial application. Customers need vast labs with multiple test channels to develop batteries, but space and power supplies are limited. Keysight's SL1700A Series utilizes high voltage silicon carbide (SiC) technology to achieve higher efficiency and energy recovery capabilities, which is crucial to reduce overall lab costs. It provides high power in a small footprint and is modular and upgradable to address future power needs. "Our next generation battery pack test systems based on high voltage SiC technology, provide more power and higher voltages in less space, when compared to similar systems," said Michael Schugt, managing technology director of Keysight's Automotive & Energy Solutions group. "When combined with the solutions energy efficiency, it allows our customers to design new batteries in their lab with greater flexibility." A battery pack is a complex system involving high voltages and currents, electrical and mechanical components, cooling system and a battery management system (BMS). All components require thorough testing to draw conclusions about the durability, range, efficiency and heating of the pack.03.08.2021 10:30:00Augnews_2021-08-15_14.png\images\news_2021-08-15_14.pnghttps://www.keysight.com/de/de/about/newsroom/news-releases/2021/0803-nr21105-keysight-launches-scienlab-battery-pack-test-system.htmlkeysight.com
Power Supply Engineering Scholarship WinnerAcopian Power Supplies announced that Yoelis Brito...9371PeoplePower Supply Engineering Scholarship WinnerAcopian Power Supplies announced that Yoelis Brito of Newark, New Jersey has been named the recipient of the annual Acopian Power Supply Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship program was established to help talented engineering students, enrolled full-time in an undergraduate United States college or university, pursue careers in power electronics or a related engineering discipline. Ms. Brito is currently a junior at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and is pursuing her (BS) in Electrical Engineering. This summer, she took additional courses to further her education while tutoring middle school children in mathematics. Her specific areas of interest relate to renewable energy where she hopes to find a job in the energy sector. Ms. Brito plans to work in sustainability and renewable energy because she aspires to make clean air and energy accessible to underrepresented communities. "As a product of a major urban community like Newark, I want to give back to my community and others like it across the nation," she said. Ms. Brito will use the $1,000 Acopian Power Supply Scholarship towards tuition, books and other educational expenses at TCNJ next semester. "Ms. Brito's stellar academic and extracurricular accomplishments, coupled with her focus on alternative clean energy sources, made her the obvious scholarship recipient," said Alex Karapetian, President of Acopian. "We are excited to see all the great things that are in Yoelis' future path."03.08.2021 10:00:00Augnews_2021-08-15_2.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_2.jpghttps://www.acopian.com/whatsnew.htmlacopian.com
Switching for High-Power Electronics ApplicationsLittelfuse announced the expansion of its silicon ...9379Product ReleaseSwitching for High-Power Electronics ApplicationsLittelfuse announced the expansion of its silicon carbide (SiC) diodes portfolio to include the 1700 V-class. The LSIC2SD170Bxx Series SiC Schottky Diodes are available in the TO-247-2L package with a choice of current ratings (10A, 25A, or 50A). They offer power electronics system designers a variety of performance advantages, including close-to-zero reverse recovery current, high surge capability, and a maximum operating junction temperature of 175°C, so they are ideal for applications that require enhanced efficiency, reliability, and simplified thermal management. "Using SiC diodes in power designs instead of diodes based on legacy silicon-based technology helps designers develop more energy efficient power converters, saving energy and reducing costs related to cooling the power electronics," said Francois Perraud, Product Marketing Manager, SiC Products at Littelfuse. "They enable the design of faster switching power electronics in the converters which can then be made more compact at the same output power or pack more power in the same volume." The LSIC2SD170Bxx SiC Schottky Diodes are available in the TO-247-2L package, in tube, with a minimum order quantity of 450 devices. Sample requests can be placed through authorized Littelfuse distributors worldwide.03.08.2021 07:30:00Augnews_2021-08-15_11.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_11.jpghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2021/0803-new-littelfuse-1700-v-sic-schottky-barrier-diodes.aspxlittelfuse.com
VW ID.4 USA TourDemonstrating the power and convenience of an elec...9374Industry NewsVW ID.4 USA TourDemonstrating the power and convenience of an electric vehicle (EV), Volkswagen of America has teamed up with long-distance driving expert Rainer Zietlow for the VW ID.4 USA tour that recently kicked off at Volkswagen of America's headquarters in Herndon, VA. Infineon Technologies is on board of the VW ID.4 with over 50 semiconductors and enabling energy efficient electric drives and charging infrastructure. Moreover, the drive route of the tour, which will be crisscrossing the United States, will incorporate five Infineon facilities including Livonia, MI; San Jose, CA; Austin, TX; El Segundo, CA; and Washington D.C. "Infineon supports climate protection through reduction of our own carbon emissions, along with products and technologies that enable renewable power generation, efficient storage, and sustainable mobility," said Lars Ullrich, Vice President of Automotive, Infineon Technologies Americas. "Our semiconductors are at the heart of vehicle electrification and the enabling charging infrastructure. By increasing range, efficiency and accessibility, we are helping the automotive industry to successfully achieve the fundamental transformation towards electromobility - to protect the environment without compromising drivers' flexibility and comfort." The ID.4 is Volkswagen's first all-electric SUV and the brand's first global EV. Infineon provides over 50 semiconductor components for the ID.4, including power semiconductors, microcontrollers and driver ICs.02.08.2021 13:00:00Augnews_2021-08-15_5.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_5.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2021/INFATV202108-088.htmlinfineon.com
2021 Bosch Global Supplier Award WinnerKeysight Technologies announced the company has re...9377Industry News2021 Bosch Global Supplier Award WinnerKeysight Technologies announced the company has received a 2021 Bosch Global Supplier Award and ranks globally among the best suppliers of Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services. Keysight received the award in the category of purchasing of indirect materials which is the sourcing of all goods and services that enables a business to maintain and develop its operations. From its roughly 23,000 suppliers, Bosch singled out 46 suppliers from 16 countries for an award. This is the 17th time that the Bosch Group has rewarded outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of raw materials, products, and services – notably as concerns quality, cost, innovation, and logistics. According Dr. Arne Flemming, head of supply chain management at Bosch, "Our award winners impressed us with their outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of raw materials, products, and services. Especially in terms of quality, cost, and logistics, we see them as leading the way." "Keysight is extremely proud to have earned a Bosch Global Supplier Award," said Thomas Goetzl, vice president and general manager for Keysight's Automotive & Energy Solutions business unit. "It is an acknowledgement of our continuous efforts to provide differentiated solutions for the most challenging engineering problems of our times and our ability to help customers across various industries to innovate at an incredible pace and technological level. Based on that, we are very grateful to Bosch for the award and the associated recognition."29.07.2021 15:00:00Julnews_2021-08-15_7.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_7.jpghttps://www.keysight.com/de/de/about/newsroom/news-releases/2021/0729-nr21116-keysight-named-one-of-the-2021-bosch-global-supplie.htmlkeysight.com
Compact Convection Cooled Power Supply SeriesJasper Electronics has introduced a line of compac...9385Product ReleaseCompact Convection Cooled Power Supply SeriesJasper Electronics has introduced a line of compact convection cooled power supplies featuring 28 new model series with output power rated from 200W to 500W. Designated the GPAD Series, the power supplies are designed to provide high efficiency fanless operation in low voltage, high current, and high power density applications, including medical equipment, industrial systems, communication systems, and LED power supplies. "Our GPAD Series convection cooled power supplies deliver high efficiency fanless operation in a compact form factor," said Robert Nishimoto, president, Jasper Electronics. "With a wide range of input and output power ratings, a flame-retardant and moisture-proof design, and a three-year warranty, these power supplies will give customers an ideal solution for an extensive range of applications." Jasper Electronics' comprehensive range of convection cooled power supplies includes four configurations with output power ratings from 200W to 500W, output voltages from 12Vdc to 54Vdc, and power factor =0.95 with low leakage current (=0.5 to 07mA). All models feature output overvoltage, overcurrent, overtemperature, and short circuit protection, and have a wide operating temperature range from -20°C to +70°C. Long life 125°C polymer output capacitors provide reliable operation. The GPAD Series includes four models which offer seven voltage output options (12, 15, 24, 28, 36, 48, and 54Vdc), ranging from– 264VAC input, and are available in case sizes extending from 165mm x 46mm x 26mm to 255mm x 50mm x 30mm.29.07.2021 12:30:00Julnews_2021-08-15_16.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_16.jpghttp://www.jasperelectronics.com/convection-cooled-power-supplies/jasperelectronics.com
Coatings and Sealants Protect Electronic Equipment from Harmful EMIThe Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporat...9381Product ReleaseCoatings and Sealants Protect Electronic Equipment from Harmful EMIThe Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is launching a trio of PRO-SHIELD products into the European marketplace. The range of coatings, paints and sealants allows users to provide plastic components with a stable EMI shield. Applications in sectors that include electronics, telecoms and medical are set to benefit. PRO-SHIELD 7100 is a nickel-filled electrically conductive coating that represents a cost-effective EMI shielding solution for plastic parts or electronic enclosures. This durable acrylic coating protects electronic equipment using the nickel filler's ferromagnetic properties, which absorb electromagnetic waves to provide good shielding over a range of frequencies. The one-part (no mixing required) PRO-SHIELD 7100 is easy-to-use and cures fully within 2 to 4 hours, providing a shielding effectiveness of 45-60 dB for applications ranging from electronic housings, medical devices, industrial cabinets and access panels, through to engine control modules (ECMs), telecom infrastructure and portable electronics. For those requiring even higher EMI protection in the same broad range of applications, Chomerics is releasing another electrically conductive coating. PRO-SHIELD 7108 is silver-filled to provide premium EMI shielding and surface conductivity for the protection of critical electronic equipment.29.07.2021 08:30:00Julnews_2021-08-15_12.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_12.jpghttps://ph.parker.com/us/17051/en/emi-shielding-chdph.parker.com
Gallium Nitride Power Device for Demanding Space ApplicationsEPC Space announces the introduction of EPC7014UB,...9384Product ReleaseGallium Nitride Power Device for Demanding Space ApplicationsEPC Space announces the introduction of EPC7014UB, a 60 V radiation-hardened gallium nitride transistor. Utilizing GaN technology, the EPC7014UB outperforms RH silicon-based devices as it offers higher breakdown strength, faster switching speed, and lower on-resistance, than other RH power devices. Lower resistance and gate charge enable faster power supply switching frequencies resulting in higher power densities, higher efficiencies, and more compact and lighter weight circuitry for critical spaceborne missions. Applications benefiting from the performance of these products include power supplies for satellites and space mission equipment, light detection and ranging (lidar) for robotics and autonomous navigation and rendezvous docking, motor drives for robotics, instrumentation and reaction wheels, and ion thrusters for satellite orientation and positioning, as well as interplanetary propulsion of low-mass robotic vehicles. Additionally, the EPC7014UB can be used as a gate driver interface between CMOS or TTL control circuits and power devices in a radiation hardened environment. The EPC7014UB, is a 60 V, 580 mO, 4 APulsed, rad-hard eGaN FET in an industry standard UB package. The EPC7014UB has a total dose rating greater than 1 Mrad and SEE immunity for LET of 85 MeV/(mg/cm2). These devices are also offered in a chip-scale package from EPC. "GaN technology enables a new generation of power conversion and motor drives in space operating at higher frequencies, higher efficiencies, lower cost, and greater power densities than achievable with rad hard silicon" said Bel Lazar, CEO of EPC Space. "We are excited about this technology's ability to provide mission-critical components for the space and other high-reliability markets".28.07.2021 11:30:00Julnews_2021-08-15_15.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_15.jpghttps://epc.space/2021/07/epc-space-announces-cost-effective-new-60-v-rad-hard-gallium-nitride-gan-power-device-for-demanding-space-applications/epc.space
Call for Papers: Kickoff for embedded world ConferenceIn addition to the embedded world Exhibition, the ...9394Event NewsCall for Papers: Kickoff for embedded world ConferenceIn addition to the embedded world Exhibition, the embedded world Conference and the electronic displays Conference will bring the embedded community together and encourage professional interaction at an international level. The conferences are scheduled to be held as in-person events in Nuremberg from 15-17 March 2021, and experts from all over the world are invited to submit their contributions on the latest research and developments in this field. Just in time for the 20th edition, the embedded world Conference lives up to its reputation as a unique platform for the embedded industry. In addition to in-depth knowledge sharing and experience in the various fields of research and applications, the focus will be on integral system design aspects. The embedded world Conference will continue to focus on innovations and groundbreaking topics: Artificial intelligence (AI) and connectivity are two of the industry megatrends that will be discussed in-depth. There is a wide variety of applications, many of which are already in everyday use, from image recognition and embedded vision systems to smart (remote) maintenance and technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT) and driverless vehicles, from minicomputers to high-performance computing, and the trend toward edge and fog computing. The aspects of reliability, testability and security are also of overarching importance in this regard. The embedded world Conference 2022 will therefore cover topics with particular innovation dynamics that offer major growth potential, as well as projects that are particularly challenging for system developers.28.07.2021 10:00:00Julnews_2021-09-01_5.png\images\news_2021-09-01_5.pnghttps://www.embedded-world.de/en/news/press-releases/2021-embedded-world-call-for-papers-kick-off-r1glni0dp9_pireportembedded-world.de
Transition to 200mm Silicon Carbide WafersSTMicroelectronics announced it has manufactured t...9358Industry NewsTransition to 200mm Silicon Carbide WafersSTMicroelectronics announced it has manufactured the first 200mm (8-inch) Silicon-Carbide (SiC) bulk wafers for prototyping next-generation power devices from its facility in Norrköping, Sweden. The transition to 200mm SiC wafers marks an important milestone in the capacity build-up for ST's customer programs in automotive and industrial sectors and will consolidate ST's lead in the disruptive semiconductor technology that allows for smaller, lighter, and more efficient power electronics with a lower total cost of ownership. Among the first in the world, ST's initial 200mm SiC wafers are also very high quality, with minimal yield-impacting and crystal-dislocation defects. The low defectivity has been achieved by building on the excellent know-how and expertise in SiC ingot growth technology developed by STMicroelectronics Silicon Carbide A.B. (formerly Norstel A.B., which ST acquired in 2019). In addition to meeting the quality challenge, the transition to 200mm SiC substrates requires a step forward in manufacturing equipment and the overall support ecosystem performance. ST, in collaboration with technology partners covering the entire supply chain, is developing its own 200mm SiC manufacturing equipment and processes. ST currently manufactures its leading-edge, high-volume STPOWER SiC products on two 150mm wafer lines in its fabs in Catania (Italy) and Ang Mo Kio (Singapore) and performs assembly and test at its back-end sites in Shenzhen (China) and Bouskoura (Morocco). This milestone comes as part of the Company's planned move to more advanced, cost-efficient 200mm SiC volume production. This transition is within the Company's ongoing plan to build a new SiC substrate plant and source over 40% of its SiC substrates internally by 2024.27.07.2021 17:00:00Julnews_2021-08-01_12.png\images\news_2021-08-01_12.pnghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/t4380.htmlst.com
Ocean Wave Energy HarvestingThe ability to harness ocean wave energy is a rapi...9354Industry NewsOcean Wave Energy HarvestingThe ability to harness ocean wave energy is a rapidly evolving field that marine engineers are refining to provide reliable, cost-effective maritime energy generation and storage while enabling new forms of offshore data and communication services. Columbia Power Technologies (C-Power) is helping to expand the marine economy by providing reliable, cost-effective energy generation and storage, data and communication services for offshore assets. C-Power Autonomous Offshore Power Systems (AOPS) capture mechanical wave energy and convert it into usable power for a wide range of oceanic applications such as offshore oil and gas exploration and production, offshore carbon sequestration, oceanographic research, aquaculture and homeland defense. With the development of AOPS, C-Power opened the door to un-imagined applications by supplying an autonomous, environmentally friendly, ocean-borne power source capable of doubling as a communications conduit. SeaRAY enhances power efficiency and data communication. The latest AOPS platform, known as the SeaRAY, is key to the near-term focus of C-Power to produce power systems that generate 10W to 1MW from ocean waves. To achieve its goals at the lower end of the power spectrum, C-Power created a SeaRAY AOPS design with a high power-to-weight ratio using power conversion technology from Vicor Corporation. The small design footprint enhances mobility and commercial viability, making SeaRAY easier to deliver and set up, saving tens of thousands of dollars in daily operating costs. "We really needed wide-range DC-DC, something that we could control and regulate as we're converting pulsed ocean wave power into a semi-stable DC bus," said Joe Prudell, a C-Power senior R&D electrical engineer. "This is extremely challenging. Being able to do that at various power levels using Vicor power modules really is an advantage."27.07.2021 13:00:00Julnews_2021-08-01_8.png\images\news_2021-08-01_8.pnghttp://www.vicorpower.com/press-room/c-powervicorpower.com
Replace Silicon IGBTs with Silicon Carbide PowerMicrochip Technology announced the expansion of it...9359Product ReleaseReplace Silicon IGBTs with Silicon Carbide PowerMicrochip Technology announced the expansion of its silicon carbide portfolio with a family of high-efficiency, high-reliability 1700V silicon carbide MOSFET die, discrete and power modules. Microchip's 1700V silicon carbide technology is an alternative to silicon IGBTs. The earlier technology required designers to compromise performance and use complicated topologies due to restrictions on switching frequency by lossy silicon IGBTs. In addition, the size and weight of power electronic systems are bloated by transformers, which can only be reduced in size by increasing switching frequency. Features include gate oxide stability where Microchip observed no shift in threshold voltage even after an extended 100,000 pulses in repetitive unclamped inductive switching (R-UIS) tests. R-UIS tests also showed excellent avalanche ruggedness and parametric stability and with gate oxide stability, demonstrated reliable operation over the life of the system. The degradation-free body diode can eliminate the need to use an external diode with the silicon carbide MOSFET. A short-circuit withstand capability comparable to IGBTs survives harmful electrical transients. A flatter RDS(on) curve over junction temperature from 0 to 175 degrees Celsius (C) enables the power system to operate at greater stability than other silicon carbide MOSFETs that exhibit more sensitivity to temperature.27.07.2021 06:30:00Julnews_2021-08-01_13.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_13.jpghttps://www.microchip.com/en-us/about/news-releases/products/replace-silicon-igbts-with-industry-s-most-rugged-silicon-carbidmicrochip.com
PCIM Asia 2021 Floor Area to Grow by 50%The leading fair for power electronics in Asia wil...9355Event NewsPCIM Asia 2021 Floor Area to Grow by 50%The leading fair for power electronics in Asia will be bigger than ever, taking place at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center from 9 – 11 September 2021, PCIM Asia 2021 will feature additional floor space for exhibitors, representing an increase of 50% from the previous year. The additional space will enable more exhibitors and visitors to attend the fair and increase the chances of successful business cooperation. This year's fair promises to be larger than the 2020 edition, with the additional floor space welcoming exhibitors both new and old, along with a variety of forums, conferences and events taking place, exploring the latest trends and innovations within power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management. PCIM Asia 2021 will thus provide a platform for the industry to trade and connect as the economy recovers in the post-Covid-19 era. PCIM Asia will once again be supported by some of the leading power electronics companies in the industry. Apart from the strong line up of returning exhibitors, the 2021 fair will see a host of new exhibitors attending and showcasing their latest innovative products and solutions. To further enhance the experience for the fair's visitors and exhibitors, PCIM Asia will once again feature a range of thematic zones which shine a light on key areas of the development of power electronics. These thematic zones include the E-mobility Pavilion, Energy Storage Pavilion, Poster Session Area (part of the Conference) and University Zone.26.07.2021 14:00:00Julnews_2021-08-01_9.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_9.jpghttps://pcimasia-expo.cn.messefrankfurt.com/shanghai/en/press/press-releases/2021/PCIM21_PR4.htmlpcimasia-expo.cn
Power Solutions for Medical ApplicationsUltralife has been manufacturing critical power so...9367Product ReleasePower Solutions for Medical ApplicationsUltralife has been manufacturing critical power solutions for fixed and portable medical technology (MedTech) worldwide for several decades. It is from this experience that Ultralife, alongside the technical capabilities of its subsidiaries Accutronics and SouthWest Electronic Energy, that the company has developed its X5 medical cart power system and enhanced U1 smart MedTech batteries. The X5 medical cart power system is a unique development from Ultralife that allows medical cart integrators to directly power computers, monitors, printers, and other peripherals with energy supplied from one or two hot-swappable batteries. Named by Ultralife as the URB-X5, these 276Wh Lithium Iron Phosphate rechargeable smart batteries power an internal pure-sine-wave inverter to output 120VAC 60Hz (150W). URB-X5 batteries can be charged onboard the power system or removed, from specially designed cradles, for charging. The innovative connector system and wide grab-handle means that batteries can be inserted into the cradles in either direction, making the swap-out quick and easy. An internal bridging battery allows for uninterrupted operation while batteries are swapped. Two-bay smart chargers are available, that can be either wall or desk mounted, recharging the batteries in less than six hours. There are status indicators on the chargers, batteries and power system, conveying a variety of information such as state-of-charge. The design considerations do not end there, as the battery enclosure is constructed entirely of aluminium for light weight and high strength.23.07.2021 14:30:00Julnews_2021-08-01_21.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_21.jpghttps://www.ultralifecorporation.com/default.asp?LINKNAME=NEWS&News_ID=46ultralifecorporation.com
Rewireable Cord ConnectorsThe 4783 series is the first rewireable cord conne...9387Product ReleaseRewireable Cord ConnectorsThe 4783 series is the first rewireable cord connector to combine a detachable IEC C13 connector with the V-Lock cord retaining system. The latching mechanism is designed to prevent the power cord from being unintentionally disconnected from the equipment. Rewireable cord connectors provide cost savings to customers in instances where small builds or varying cable lengths and country specific plugs are needed. Approved for the European, Chinese and North American markets, the 4783 is certified according to the new UL 60320 standard. No halogens in the cable guard or any other plastic components are used. Applications include medical equipment, data centers, telecommunications equipment, pro-audio, and food processing equipment.23.07.2021 14:30:00Julnews_2021-08-15_18.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_18.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/en/Info-Center/News/Timeline/4783-is-EP-Product-of-the-Year-Runner-up-2020schurter.com
Adhesive SolutionIndium Corporation has released NC-702, a no-clean...9390Product ReleaseAdhesive SolutionIndium Corporation has released NC-702, a no-clean, near-zero residue, halogen-free adhesive solution designed for holding parts in place during placement and reflow processes. Designed for use in a formic acid reflow environment, NC-702 is specially formulated with high tack to hold a die, chip, or solder preform in place without movement, creating a low-cost tooling-free solution over pick and place investments. While NC-702 has the tack strength to hold materials in place, the material is completely evaporated out during reflow, eliminating the time-consuming post-reflow residue cleaning steps.22.07.2021 17:30:00Julnews_2021-08-15_21.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_21.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/media-center/news/indium-corporation-introduces-new-adhesive-solution/indium.com
Cooperation for Ebike Drive Systems in the European MarketThe BMZ Group and Panasonic Cycle Technology will ...9357Industry NewsCooperation for Ebike Drive Systems in the European MarketThe BMZ Group and Panasonic Cycle Technology will join forces in the future in the European market. Panasonic Cycle Technology developed their first e-powered bike as early as 1979, launched current pedelec type of e-bike on the market in Japan in 1996 and has since been able to gain high market shares, especially in Japan, thanks to its high-performance e-bike components. Next to joint efforts for dedicated service and support, the cooperation will include the common equipping of OEMs with e-bike systems consisting of BMZ's battery solutions combined with Panasonic Cycle Technology's motor and display. Synergies can also be used effectively here, the BMZ Group can rely on an existing concept with international service points and partners. For many years, Panasonic Cycle Technology has been developing high-performance motors for different requirements, which are installed in well-known bicycle brands. From 60 Nm power, the GX Power to the GX Ultimate with 90 Nm, all power levels are covered - for city to mountain bikes. The appropriate range of compatible e-bike batteries from the BMZ Group, such as the recently introduced and most powerful integral e-bike battery of its time - BMZ V10 Intube with 725 Wh - were one more argument in favour of installing common systems in future.22.07.2021 16:00:00Julnews_2021-08-01_11.png\images\news_2021-08-01_11.pnghttps://www.bmz-group.com/index.php/en/news/press-enbmz-group.com
For Battery Charging and Power Supply: Compact Single-Chip PMIC SolutionEfficient reliability when size matters: the Nordi...9365Product ReleaseFor Battery Charging and Power Supply: Compact Single-Chip PMIC SolutionEfficient reliability when size matters: the Nordic nPM1100 is a dedicated power management IC (PMIC) with configurable dual-mode buck regula­tor and integrated battery charger. It is designed as a complementary component to Nordic's nRF52 and nRF53 series of system-on-chips (SoCs) to ensure reliable power supply and stable operation while maximising battery life through high efficiency and low quiescent currents. It can also be used as a generic PMIC device for any other suitable application. The extremely compact (2.075 x 2.075 mm) WLCSP package is ideal for applications in wearables, connected medical devices, smart home sensors and controls, remote controls and game controllers, and other size constrained applica­tions. The integrated battery charger is designed to charge lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries to a selectable termination voltage of 4.1 or 4.2 V and supports cell chemistries with a nominal voltage of 3.6 or 3.7 V respectively. The unit features thermal battery protection and automatic selection of three charging modes: automatic trickle charge, constant current and constant voltage. The maximum charging current is selectable via a resistor from 20 mA up to 400 mA. The charger also has a discharge current limiter and is JEITA compliant. The high-efficiency step-down regulator can deliver up to 150 mA of current at a selectable output voltage of 1.8, 2.1, 2.7 or 3.0 V. It features soft start and automatic transition between hysteresis and PWM modes. It also enables a forced PWM mode to ensure clean operation.22.07.2021 12:30:00Julnews_2021-08-01_19.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_19.jpghttps://www.rutronik24.com/product/nordic/npm1100-ek/15987200.html?fbclid=IwAR2psO8sid0k5xt_PuhoawJ_rutronik24.com
Formula E Team Readies for Indoor/Outdoor Race in LondonThe Mouser Electronics-supported Formula E racing ...9353Industry NewsFormula E Team Readies for Indoor/Outdoor Race in LondonThe Mouser Electronics-supported Formula E racing team will face a challenging road course through London's Royal Docks at the London E-Prix on July 24 and 25. DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT team drivers Joel Eriksson and Sérgio Sette Câmara will race around - and for the first time ever, inside - the ExCeL London exhibition center. The race also marks the return of Formula E all-electric street racing to the U.K. capital after a five-year absence. Mouser is partnering with the team throughout the 2020–21 ABB FIA Formula E Championship racing season, in collaboration with TTI, Inc. and valued suppliers Molex and AVX. This is the seventh-straight year that Mouser and Molex have sponsored Formula E racing. The Formula E series features cars that are powered solely by electricity and represent a vision for the future of the motor sports industry, serving as a framework for research and development around zero-emission motoring. The Gen2 cars offer a huge step forward in electric vehicle racing technology, with maximum power of 250 kW and speeds up to 280 km/h. Racing is all about speed and endurance, and racing sponsorships are an innovative way for Mouser to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners.22.07.2021 12:00:00Julnews_2021-08-01_7.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_7.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/newsroom/publicrelations-formulae-london-eprix-2021final/eu.mouser.com
Comprising GaN Power FET with Monolithically Integrated DriverTagore Technology announces the introduction of th...9362Product ReleaseComprising GaN Power FET with Monolithically Integrated DriverTagore Technology announces the introduction of the TP44200NM 650V Gallium Nitride Power FET with integrated driver IC in a compact 22 pin, 5mm x 7mm QFN package. The device offers low RDS(ON) of 180mOhm and fast switching to deliver a highly efficient, low-cost power solution in a small footprint for a variety of applications requiring high power density including USB-PD charger, server and telecom AC-DC power supplies, power factor correction (PFC) converter. The TP44200NM Power IC has 650V E-mode GaN Power FET, driver, UVLO and high dv/dt immunity with and without supply - all monolithically integrated on GaN-on-Si substrate. The device has low propagation delay for high frequency application and slew rate control through external resistor.22.07.2021 09:30:00Julnews_2021-08-01_16.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_16.jpghttp://www.tagoretech.com/page.php?page-id=25tagoretech.com
Single-Stage Flyback Controllers with Constant Voltage OutputCost-effective dimmable and intelligent LED system...9366Product ReleaseSingle-Stage Flyback Controllers with Constant Voltage OutputCost-effective dimmable and intelligent LED systems are expected to increase the market share disproportionately in the coming years. Introducing the ICL8800, ICL8810 and ICL8820 single-stage flyback LED controllers for constant output voltages, Infineon Technologies addresses the need of LED driver manufacturers in this regard. The ICs meet the necessary performance requirements for LED lighting applications, such as LED drivers and luminaires up to 125 W, smart lighting, and emergency luminaire. Outside this market segment, adapters and chargers, flat TVs, all-in-one PCs and monitors up to 125 W profit from the ICL88xx family. All three variants offer benchmarking performance for power factor correction and total harmonic distortion at full-load and low-load conditions, thus enabling platform design and window drivers. They are optimized as secondary-side regulated (SSR) constant voltage (CV) output flyback controllers and are also well suited for primary-side regulation (PSR). To achieve optimum efficiency and low electromagnetic interference (EMI) without compromising light quality, they are featuring critical conduction mode (CCM) and quasi-resonant mode (QRM) with smart valley hopping. The ICL88xx family offers an external start-up circuit control signal for more flexibility and a cost-optimized bottom-up platform design for many applications. It has a comprehensive set of protection features, including a power limitation and secondary side over-voltage protection. In addition, the devices require a minimum number of external components, leading to outstanding cost-effectiveness compared to existing solutions. The gate driver current enables designs up to 125 W with state-of-the-art MOSFETs. The system performance and efficiency can be further optimized using Infineon's CoolMOS P7 power MOSFETs.21.07.2021 13:30:00Julnews_2021-08-01_20.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_20.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2021/INFPSS202107-086.htmlinfineon.com
Global Magnetics PowerhouseKAMIC Group has announced the establishment of a g...9378Industry NewsGlobal Magnetics PowerhouseKAMIC Group has announced the establishment of a global magnetics powerhouse with manufacturing in five countries and direct representation in the world's most significant economies. This follows the addition of Talema to ETAL and SIGA in its Magnetics Business Area. The expanded KAMIC Group Magnetics business unit, under the leadership of Dan Phelan, will provide customers with a comprehensive portfolio of power magnetics, supported by around 1100 employees including 15 design engineers capable of developing custom solutions – a common requirement in this market. Talema's strength in current transformers and toroidal components complements ETAL's focus on planar magnetics. The expanded KAMIC Group will continue to manufacture and sell its in-house developed high-performance magnetic components such as transformers and inductors, which are used in AC/DC converters, DC/DC converters and signal applications. Most components are custom designed for specific applications, and the business unit also offers a range of standard components. The extended business unit addresses a market for magnetic components that is expanding as a direct result of worldwide growth in the number of products containing electronics. All electronic devices require some type of power supply and magnetic components are necessary in all power equipment. In addition, the rising electronic content in these products is driving the need to measure and control electronic signals, and this also calls for magnetic components.20.07.2021 16:00:00Julnews_kamic-group.jpg\images\news_kamic-group.jpghttps://www.kamicgroup.com/enkamicgroup.com
Fast Recovery Epitaxial DiodesTaiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of...9363Product ReleaseFast Recovery Epitaxial DiodesTaiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of the PU1xMx / PU2xMx families of fast recovery epitaxial diodes. These high-reliability (AEC-Q101 qualified) FREDs offer optimized switching speed vs. reverse recovery time. Their soft reverse recovery results in lower noise switching while achieving low losses and increased efficiency. The Micro SMA package heat spreader contacts provide excellent heat transfer. "TSC's FRED devices offer an unparalleled combination of small footprint, fast switching speed, low parasitic capacitance and low leakage," said Vice President, TSC Products, Sam Wang. "In terms of price, performance and package, our FREDs set a new benchmark for the industry." Applications include automotive alternator charging regulators in 12-, 24 to 28- and 48-Volt systems; POE power, protection and blocking circuitry; general purpose switching power, snubber circuits, antiparallel diodes in high frequency switching circuits; freewheeling diode in converters, chargers and motor control circuits.20.07.2021 10:30:00Julnews_2021-08-01_17.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_17.jpghttps://www.taiwansemi.com/en/products/details/PU1BMHtaiwansemi.com
Joining PowerAmerica InstituteHeraeus Electronics joins PowerAmerica Institute t...9348Industry NewsJoining PowerAmerica InstituteHeraeus Electronics joins PowerAmerica Institute to advance the use of wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. The technological expertise of Heraeus Electronics and the industry connections of Power America Institute will accelerate the development of new materials and support the expansion of the Power Electronics industry. The collaboration will result in bringing next generation silicon carbide and gallium nitride power electronics to markets faster, reducing cost and risk factors associated with new generation technologies. An organization that brings together the semiconductor manufacturers and the companies that use semiconductor power electronics in their products, PowerAmerica Institute is well placed as an information hub. With the backing of the U.S. Department of Energy and the engagement of top researchers, knowledge and processes can be provided to educate the American workforce and provide more innovative product designs. "By working in collaboration with Heraeus Electronics, we can maximize device performance without the compromise of cost", says Executive Director Victor Veliadis from PowerAmerica Institute. Heraeus Electronics offers matched materials as well as latest equipment to support customer developments by assembling prototypes and test modules according to the highest standards. David Malanga, Director of Marketing and Sales for Heraeus Electronics in the Americas, adds: "With our deep understanding of the power electronics market and PowerAmerica Institute's connections, we can assist in driving future developments, employee education, and market direction for a stronger industry tomorrow."20.07.2021 07:00:00Julnews_2021-08-01_2.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_2.jpghttps://www.heraeus.com/en/het/company_het/press_and_news_het/2021_het/07_heraeus_electronics_joins_poweramerica_institute.htmlheraeus.com
DC Link Capacitors for Harsh EnvironmentsCDE's BLH series of DC-Link capacitors have been d...9369Product ReleaseDC Link Capacitors for Harsh EnvironmentsCDE's BLH series of DC-Link capacitors have been designed and tested to exceed the industry's most stringent requirements for high humidity, vibration testing, and thermal cycling. The Temperature, Humidity at Bias (THB) test exposes parts to the harsh conditions of 85 °C at 85% relative humidity with rated voltage applied. This demanding test simulates the harsh operating conditions encountered in many commercial and industrial inverter applications. Such conditions can cause non-THB rated capacitors to fail early from moisture penetration. While most capacitor makers validate their THB components for 1,000 hours under these conditions, CDE's BLH series has been validated for 1,500 hours. Utilizing the most advanced materials and processes, these board-mounted capacitors have been designed and tested to meet the rigors of automotive AEC-Q200 testing. Their solvent-resistant plastic case and epoxy encapsulation system are UL Recognized and meet IEC61071. Tin-plated copper RoHS-compliant terminations ensure excellent solderability. With their superior resistance to moisture and robust design, these capacitors are well suited for solar, wind, UPS, EV chargers, and other inverter applications that may be subjected to wide-ranging environmental conditions. The series is optimized for DC link applications in medium to high-power inverters. Capacitance ranges from 1.0 to 170 µF at 450-1,200 Vdc, with high rms ripple current ratings up to 36 Arms. When operated at a 70 °C hot-spot temperature with rated voltage applied, their life expectancy is 100,000 hours.19.07.2021 16:30:00Julnews_2021-08-01_23.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_23.jpghttps://www.cde.com/news/2021/7/type-blhcde.com
Introducing RF LDMOS Power TransistorsSTMicroelectronics is adding a broad range of devi...9361Product ReleaseIntroducing RF LDMOS Power TransistorsSTMicroelectronics is adding a broad range of devices to the STPOWER family of LDMOS transistors, which comprises three different product series optimized for RF power amplifiers (PAs) in a variety of commercial and industrial applications. Featuring high efficiency and low thermal resistance and packaged to handle high RF power, STPOWER LDMOS devices combine a short conduction-channel length with a high breakdown voltage. These characteristics permit a cost-effective solution with low power consumption and high reliability. Expanding the range of applications that can be addressed, the STPOWER LDMOS IDCH and IDDE series are 28V/32V common-source N-channel enhancement-mode lateral field-effect RF power transistors. IDCH devices provide output power from 8W to 300W and are specifically designed for applications up to 4GHz, including 2.45GHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM), wireless infrastructure, satellite communications, and avionics and radar equipment. The LDMOS devices are suitable for all types of modulation formats. The IDDE series contains 10W-700W devices for broadband commercial, industrial, and scientific applications at frequencies up to 1.5GHz. The devices can withstand a load VSWR (voltage standing wave ratio) of 10:1, through all phases. They are suitable for all typical modulation formats, and for most classes of RF PA operation including Class A, Class AB, and Class C. Their high efficiency minimizes the energy needed to deliver the required output power, resulting in lower operating costs and reduced heat dissipation thereby simplifying thermal management and enabling more compact systems.19.07.2021 08:30:00Julnews_2021-08-01_15.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_15.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4342.htmlst.com
International Electric Drives Production Conference (E|DPC)The conference is intended for researchers, produc...9356Event NewsInternational Electric Drives Production Conference (E|DPC)The conference is intended for researchers, product developers, production experts, purchasers and users of electric drives. To ensure a reliable planning for everyone, the E|DPC will again take place as a virtual event from December 7 to 9, 2021. The preliminary program of the conference is now available.16.07.2021 15:00:00Julnews_edpc.png\images\news_edpc.pnghttps://www.edpc.eu/discover/edpc.eu
International Workshop on Integrated Power Packaging (IWIPPThe Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)...9350Event NewsInternational Workshop on Integrated Power Packaging (IWIPPThe Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE societies - Power Electronics PELS, Electronic Packaging EPS, and Dielectrics and Electrical Insultation DEIS - are sponsoring a free webinar series taking place over three days in the last week in August, 2021. The webinar series is a corridor event made possible by the financial support of the sponsors with the intention of bridging the gap from the 2019 IWIPP workshop to the 2022 IWIPP workshop. The IWIPP (IWIPP) corridor webinar series will consist of three (3) webinar sessions, each lasting two-and-a-half (2.5) hours. Each session will address a different set of applications and technology advances. The sessions will be on Monday, August 23rd; Wednesday, August 25th; and Friday, August 27th. Each session will begin at 7:00 a.m. CDT (2:00 p.m. CEST).  There will be three presentations per session. Each presentation will be approximately twenty-five minutes in length. There will be a panel-style question-and-answer session at the end of each webinar event. Each webinar session will remain open until the presenters answer all the questions submitted. Registration for the corridor webinar is now open Registration – IWIPP. The webinar series will be free of charge but the number of attendees that can register will be limited; therefore, we advise you to register early.16.07.2021 09:00:00Julnews_IWIPP.png\images\news_IWIPP.pnghttp://iwipp.org/conference/full-program/iwipp.org
Mobile Fast Charging with Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICsNavitas Semiconductor announced that Xiaomi has la...9347Industry NewsMobile Fast Charging with Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICsNavitas Semiconductor announced that Xiaomi has launched their third GaNFast charger, a 65W dual-output fast charger. The '65W 1A1C' has a USB-C output up to 65W to power laptops and fast-charge smartphones via USB-PD 3.0, QC and PPS fast-charging protocols, with an extra USB-A output up to 18W to conveniently – and simultaneously – charge another phone or accessory such as headphones. The GaN charger can power the Xiaomi Mi11 from 0% to 100% charge in only 45 minutes. Due to high-speed GaN power ICs, the charger achieves a small size of only 69 cc with folding AC-pins – a 30% reduction vs Xiaomi's previous silicon-based designs – and a world-leading featherweight 104 g for ultimate portability. "We believe that the success of any company comes from continuous technological innovation, corporate social responsibility and the achievement of sustainable development goals," said Mr. Xiang WANG, President and Partner of Xiaomi. "We look forward to a bright future for Navitas." "Xiaomi's openness to new materials and technologies, and its continued commitment to gallium nitride (GaN), demonstrates Xiaomi's recognition of the advantages of GaN devices over traditional silicon devices," said Gene SHERIDAN, CEO of Navitas Semiconductors. "It is a long and successful partnership, introducing a series of world-class chargers, and celebrating mass production milestones, as when we presented Xiaomi with a special award for their receiving the 10,000,000th GaNFast power IC back in November 2020."16.07.2021 06:00:00Julnews_2021-08-01_1.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_1.jpghttps://www.navitassemi.com/navitas-and-xiaomi-team-up-for-the-third-time-with-world-class-small-size-and-featherweight-mobile-fast-charging/navitassemi.com
Snap-In Capacitor SeriesSolid anchoring and long service life: the Samwha ...9389Product ReleaseSnap-In Capacitor SeriesSolid anchoring and long service life: the Samwha JR series is an upgrade of the HF series, which had a service life of 5,000 hours. The snap-in capacitors of the JR now convince with a 100 percent increase in service life up to 10,000 hours - currently the highest service life in the Samwha product range. Thanks to the snap-in design, the connections of the capacitors are securely anchored, to avoid tilting during the manufacturing process and the associated damage to the components. Also convincing is the temperature range from -25°C to +85°C, for which the JR series is suitable. Furthermore, the capacitors are the right choice for voltages of 400 volts and 450 volts with a capacitance range of 56 to 680 µF. This makes the JR series ideal for applications in the field of frequency converters, inverters, switching power supplies, EV chargers and other applications in the industrial environment.15.07.2021 16:30:00Julnews_2021-08-15_20.png\images\news_2021-08-15_20.pnghttps://www.rutronik24.com/search-result/qs:JR2W397M35040HA/reset:0rutronik24.com
"Powerful Pioneers for 30 Years": Intersolar Turns 30After three decades of working towards a sustainab...9375Event News"Powerful Pioneers for 30 Years": Intersolar Turns 30After three decades of working towards a sustainable energy supply for the future, Intersolar is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Having started off as the local Solar '91 exhibition, Intersolar has evolved to become the most important solar industry platform in the world. The exhibition brings together pioneers and drivers of innovation within the solar industry, since 2018 under the umbrella of The smarter E Europe innovative platform. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's event will be held on a smaller scale. The Intersolar Europe Restart 2021 exhibition will be held at Messe München in Munich from October 6–8, 2021. The seed for Intersolar Europe was sown 30 years ago in the Germany town of Pforzheim. "When I was a student, I worked with fellow campaigners to organize the 'Solar '91' exhibition. Even back then, we were motivated by our vision of a solar-powered future and a more environmentally friendly energy supply," says Markus Elsässer, CEO of Solar Promotion GmbH. Five solar companies came together to showcase their products in 1991. "As the organizer of the event, I was well aware that the profile of solar energy would need to be raised if a sustainable energy supply was to be guaranteed for the future. Our sights have been set firmly on that goal ever since and we have managed to provide the solar industry with a global stage in the form of Intersolar," says Elsässer. From the word go, Solar Promotion GmbH has worked with associations, research institutions, and other partners to turn the vision of a solar-powered future into reality.15.07.2021 14:00:00Julnews_2021-08-15_6.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_6.jpghttps://www.intersolar.de/news/powerful-pioneers-for-30-years-intersolar-turns-30?ref=m5f5b340118e4bb42d8568bb4-t1628503389-c782926ddintersolar.de
Distributors in Europe AwardedTDK honored its best distribution partners in Euro...9351Industry NewsDistributors in Europe AwardedTDK honored its best distribution partners in Europe by presenting them – for the eighth time – with the TDK European Distribution Award 2020. The gold award in the "High-Service Distributors" category went to Mouser Electronics. In the "International Volume Distributors" category, Rutronik Electronics was honored as in the previous year. The best local distributor is the Austrian company EPi Components. Only two other awards were given in the "Local Distributors" category this time: Silver went to Gateway Electronic Components in the UK and Bronze to AVIS KS in Slovakia. "In the past year, during lockdown periods of the pandemic and especially in the aftermath, we have seen that distributor inventory is a major factor for satisfaction of end-customers," says Dietmar Jaeger, Head of TDK's Global Distributor Division. "That's why we raised our requirements and couldn't give out as many awards this year as we would have liked." At the end of 2020, there were already signs of a recovery in global business, followed by a massive upswing and extremely high demand for TDK products in 2021, says Jaeger. Mouser Electronics, in particular, was able to meet the highly increased demand very well and thus best fulfilled the award criteria.15.07.2021 10:00:00Julnews_2021-08-01_5.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_5.jpghttps://www.tdk-electronics.tdk.com/en/373388/company/press-center/press-releases/press-releases/awards-tdk-honors-best-distributors-in-europe-/2997324tdk-electronics.tdk.com
ECCE 2021 Comes to VancouverThe Energy Conversion Conference and Expo (ECCE) i...9380Event NewsECCE 2021 Comes to VancouverThe Energy Conversion Conference and Expo (ECCE) is making its West Coast rotation to Vancouver, Canada, October 10-14, 2021. The conference for the IEEE Industrial Application Society (IAS) and Power Electronics Society (PELS), has been running annually for 12 years, and is the world's largest podium for presenting the latest power electronics, electric machines, and drives research, their applications, and engineering training. With over 1,600 attendees (2019), multiple educational tutorials, technical sessions, industry panels, social events, and public Exhibit Hall, the conference is the ideal location to meet with existing customers. Typically, half in attendance are international, which gives the exposure needed to forge new customer relationships. For those unable to travel to the event, the program will run in parallel using vFAIRS, a widely adopted virtual event platform, providing participants with the closest "in-person" experience possible. The exhibition takes place over the first two days, at the height of conference attendance. On day one, join industry leaders, entrepreneurs and top researchers as they address attendees during the Plenary Sessions, followed by the Expo and Welcome Reception, which will offer complimentary food, beverage, and plenty of booth traffic. 13.07.2021 17:00:00Julnews_2021-08-15_9.jpg\images\news_2021-08-15_9.jpghttps://www.ieee-ecce.org/2021/ieee-ecce.org/2021
Heat Sinks for Power ModulesHigh cooling capacity with minimal pressure drop a...9368Product ReleaseHeat Sinks for Power ModulesHigh cooling capacity with minimal pressure drop are convincing features of the new IsoMAXX cold plates from Mersen. The cold plates meet the high demands of modern power electronics and have been specially developed for the latest SiC, GaN or IGBT power modules. Modern converters, transport systems, electric vehicles and alternative energy generators benefit from the increasingly efficient wide bandgap electronics, which are optimised for operation at higher switching frequencies and temperatures and feature a much more compact design. Conventional heat sinks cannot meet these high cooling requirements. That is why Mersen developed IsoMAXX – a revolutionary vacuum brazed cold plate with unique features: The average thermal resistance (Rth) is 6 °C/kW. And at ~600 mbar, the pressure drop is substantially lower than that of all previous models. IsoMAXX cold plates ensure an optimal temperature range for power electronics, in which all single chips and modules on the cold plate remain at the same temperature. IsoMAXX helps development engineers to design solutions with increased efficiency and a minimal footprint: No minimum clearance is required between modules, which allows versatile integration regardless of the number of modules needed for the particular application.13.07.2021 15:30:00Julnews_2021-08-01_22.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_22.jpghttps://ep-de.mersen.com/en/news/isomaxxep.mersen.com
Bidirectional DC Power Supplies and Regenerative DC LoadsIn response to demand for growing hydrogen fuel ce...9338Product ReleaseBidirectional DC Power Supplies and Regenerative DC LoadsIn response to demand for growing hydrogen fuel cell development and test, EA Elektro-Automatik offers a series of powerful bidirectional DC power supplies and regenerative DC loads ideal for fuel cell stack testing. "In response to the demand for clean energy, the market for fuel cells is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 26.4% and is projected to reach $848 M by 2025. Uses for fuel cells include power generation for commercial vehicles such as buses and forklifts, backup power generation systems, and for military power sources. To ensure the design and manufacturing of quality fuel cells, EA Elektro-Automatik offers its EA-PSB 10000 2-quadrant power supplies and EA-ELR 10000 series electronic loads. Both the EA-PSB power supplies and the EA-ELR loads sink up to 30 kW and feed the energy back to the grid to enable testing of any size fuel cell stack," said Markus Schyboll, CEO of EA Elektro-Automatik (EA). Both the PSB power supplies and the ELR electronic loads have built-in function generators that include arbitrary waveform generation, which simplifies characterization, performance, and durability testing of fuel cells and the devices the fuel cells will power. Unlike other loads that need a separate AC instrument, the ELR load, with its built-in waveform generator, can perform the perturbation test to determine fuel cell resistance. In addition, both the PSB supplies and the ELR loads, with their built-in waveform generators, can subject the fuel cell-under-test to dynamic load variations for performance and durability testing.08.07.2021 12:30:00Julnews_2021-07-15_16.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_16.jpghttps://elektroautomatik.com/en/latest-news/bidirectional-dc-power-supplies-and-regenerative-dc-loads-for-testing-fuel-cells/elektroautomatik.com
APEC 2022 Call for Technical Program PaperAPEC 2022, to be held in Houston, Texas, from Marc...9352Event NewsAPEC 2022 Call for Technical Program PaperAPEC 2022, to be held in Houston, Texas, from March 20-24, 2022, continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer. APEC is now accepting submissions for the first of its 2022 speaker deadlines, the Technical Program Papers. Interested authors wishing to present a Technical Program Paper must submit a digest for consideration by August 13, 2021. Instructions for submissions is available at: http://apec-conf.org/conference/sessions/technical/. To be considered as an author of a highly regarded Technical Program Paper, prospective authors are asked to submit a digest explaining the problem that will be addressed by the paper, its major results, and how it is different from the closest existing literature. Technical Program Papers presented at APEC must be original material and not have been previously presented or published. The principal criteria used by reviewers in selecting digests for the program will be the usefulness of the work to the practicing power electronics professional. They also value evidence of completed experimental work.08.07.2021 11:00:00Julnews_apec2022.jpg\images\news_apec2022.jpghttp://apec-conf.org/news/apec-2022-technical-session-submissions-now-open/apec-conf.org
Li-ion Battery Materials for Use in VW and Ford EVsToyocolor announced that it was tapped to supply t...9349Industry NewsLi-ion Battery Materials for Use in VW and Ford EVsToyocolor announced that it was tapped to supply the North American and European operations of SK Innovation, a South Korean lithium-ion (li-ion) battery manufacturer, with Toyocolor's Lioaccum series of conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersions. Lioaccum dispersions are used as the conductive additive in li-ion cathodes to help expand li-ion battery capacity of electric vehicles (EVs), for increased driving distances and faster charging performance. They will help power SK Innovation's li-ion batteries installed in EVs manufactured by the Volkswagen Group and the Ford Motor Company. In recent years, the shift toward EVs is accelerating rapidly due to the global trend toward decarbonization, and many automakers have announced plans to sell only EVs by 2025 to mid-2030s. Li-ion batteries are the most common battery-type used in modern EVs due to their higher energy capacity. The incorporation of CNTs as the conductive additive is essential to increasing capacity but there have been a number of issues associated with CNT dispersion that have hindered its practical use. To resolve this issue, leveraging its unique dispersion technology, Toyocolor researchers in Japan successfully achieved high conductivity levels by replacing carbon black in the battery cathode with a small amount of Lioaccum CNT dispersions as the conductive additive. Reduced material usage not only gives battery manufacturers the additional cell space to insert active materials needed to boost battery capacity and performance, but it also considerably reduces manufacturing cost.08.07.2021 08:00:00Julnews_2021-08-01_3.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_3.jpghttps://schd.toyoinkgroup.com/en/news/2021/21070801.htmltoyoinkgroup.com
Power Disconnect Solution Enables Faster and Safer DC Fast ChargingSensata Technologies announced its power disconnec...9343Product ReleasePower Disconnect Solution Enables Faster and Safer DC Fast ChargingSensata Technologies announced its power disconnect solution has been chosen by several leading charging infrastructure OEMs to enable faster and safer DC fast charging. Sensata's solution combines contactors and GigaFuses from its Gigavac product brand to provide customers with a value-added contactor module, simplifying their installations while delivering safer and more effective system protection compared to traditional contactor and thermal fuse pairings. To compete with traditional internal combustion engines, EVs need faster charging times, so EV Charging Systems are quickly migrating from 400V to 1,000V and from 50kW to up to 350kW to shorten charging times to less than 20 minutes. While higher voltage and current levels reduce charging times, they increase the safety risks and design challenges for the systems. High voltage contactors provide safe circuit continuity while fuses are required in tandem for circuit-protection in the event of a hazardous short circuit event. The increases in voltage and current levels not only require contactors with higher breaking capabilities, but also make the contactor and fuse pairings more technically challenging. To address these challenges, DC fast charging infrastructure OEMs are seeking safer, higher performing and more comprehensive solutions that improve on the traditional contactor and thermal fuse pairing.07.07.2021 17:30:00Julnews_2021-07-15_21.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_21.jpghttps://www.sensata.com/contact/newsroom/sensata-technologies-plug-and-play-power-disconnect-solution-enables-faster-and-safer-dc-fast-chargingsensata.com
Photovoltaic-Output Photocoupler with Increased Open VoltageToshiba Electronics Europe has launched a photovol...9334Product ReleasePhotovoltaic-Output Photocoupler with Increased Open VoltageToshiba Electronics Europe has launched a photovoltaic-output photocoupler ("photovoltaic coupler") housed in a thin SO6L package measuring just 3.84mm × 10mm × 2.1mm, suitable for driving the gates of high-voltage power MOSFETs used to develop a galvanically-isolated solid-state relay (SSR) function. SSRs are semiconductor relay devices that incorporate a photo-TRIAC, a photo-transistor or a photo-thyristor as the output device. They are generally suitable for applications that require ON/OFF control of large electrical currents such as industrial equipment (I/O relay output for PLCs, inrush current protection in PSUs, battery voltage monitoring in BMS, ground fault detection and more) as well as switching the power and signal lines in instrumentation applications. A photovoltaic coupler, such as the TLP3910, is a photorelay that contains the optical elements but not the MOSFET that performs the high-current switching functions. To easily configure an isolated SSR to handle high-voltage, large-current switching (which photorelays find challenging), designers generally combine a photovoltaic coupler with a MOSFET. Driving a high-voltage power MOSFET with a gate voltage of 10V or higher, currently requires connecting two of Toshiba's TLP3906 in series, due to the low open voltage that is around 7V. However, the TLP3910 has a minimum open voltage (VOC) of 14V, double that of the TLP3906 and, as a result, only a single device is required to drive the gate of a high-voltage power MOSFET. This reduces the part count, thereby improving reliability and saving PCB space and BOM cost.07.07.2021 08:30:00Julnews_2021-07-15_12.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_12.jpghttps://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/eu/company/news/2021/07/opto-20210707-1.htmltoshiba.semicon-storage.com
Strengthens Position in Quantum Technology MarketThe Rohde & Schwarz technology group will now also...9329Industry NewsStrengthens Position in Quantum Technology MarketThe Rohde & Schwarz technology group will now also be active in the field of quantum computing. The July 1, 2021 acquisition of Zurich Instruments will help Rohde & Schwarz further expand its Test & Measurement Division. The Swiss company Zurich Instruments AG will be run as a full subsidiary. In the coming decades, quantum technologies will significantly shape the high-tech industry. The potential for industry and research is enormous. It is a future trend involving billions in governmental subsidies and industrial investment. Rohde & Schwarz is already active in quantum sensing. Thanks to the acquisition, the company is now positioning its T&M solutions in quantum computing, one of the most promising future technologies in the world. Peter Riedel, President and COO of Rohde & Schwarz, explains: "We are looking forward to developing technological solutions for the future together with Zurich Instruments. We are also strengthening our position in the scientific realm. Rohde & Schwarz and Zurich Instruments already share a passion for advancing science and innovation." The test and measurement market for quantum computing holds enormous potential for both companies. Operating and maintaining a large-scale quantum computer requires numerous, specific T&M solutions. Thanks to their complementary products, Rohde & Schwarz and Zurich Instruments will provide complete solutions in the future.06.07.2021 12:00:00Julnews_2021-07-15_7.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_7.jpghttps://www.rohde-schwarz.com/ch-en/about/news-press/all-news/rohde-schwarz-strengthens-position-in-quantum-technology-market-by-acquiring-zurich-instruments-ag-press-release-detailpage_229356-1094656.html?change_c=truerohde-schwarz.com
Automotive Backlight Driver with Integrated Boost ConverterMaxim Integrated introduces the four-channel, low-...9337Product ReleaseAutomotive Backlight Driver with Integrated Boost ConverterMaxim Integrated introduces the four-channel, low-voltage MAX25512 automotive LED backlight driver with integrated boost converter. The single chip LED driver eliminates an external MOSFET and current sense resistor and integrates I2C communication to lower bill of material cost and reduce board space by 30 percent. The highly integrated LED driver includes four 120mA channels with the industry's highest efficiency at 2.2MHz operation. Today's automotive start-stop systems increase fuel economy, but they can challenge the power delivery system to maintain the same level of display brightness during re-start. For example, features like display illumination upon entry can be affected by cold crank situations, with the engine drawing down the car battery enough to cause the display to turn off and back on. Maxim Integrated's MAX25512 LED backlight driver operates down to 3V after startup without the addition of a pre-boost converter, protecting the display from these power disruptions. "Over the next five years, the number of displays in automobiles is expected to grow to accommodate new and existing vehicle functions with the size and resolution of these displays increasing as well," said Sang Oh, senior research analyst at Omdia. "Powering these displays consistently to maintain full, constant brightness while doing so as efficiently as possible, is critical to automakers today."06.07.2021 11:30:00Julnews_2021-07-15_15.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_15.jpghttps://www.maximintegrated.com/en/aboutus/newsroom.html/pr_108359114#.YObDGtKtMKo.mailtomaximintegrated.com
Obtaining 100% Ownership of Newport Wafer FabNexperia has completed the transaction to acquire ...9326Industry NewsObtaining 100% Ownership of Newport Wafer FabNexperia has completed the transaction to acquire Newport Wafer Fab (NWF), contributing to the company's growth ambitions and investments to boost global production capacity. With the acquisition, Nexperia obtains 100% ownership of the Welsh semiconductor production facility. Nexperia Newport will continue to have a strong position in the Welsh ecosystem and technology development and will secure the current jobs at the Newport site and others across the region. Nexperia is a customer of the foundry services offered by Newport Wafer Fab and became its second largest shareholder in 2019. The Newport site complements Nexperia's other European manufacturing operations in Manchester and Hamburg, which have also seen significant recent investments. Commented Achim Kempe, Nexperia's Chief Operations Officer: "We are very excited to include Newport as part of our global manufacturing footprint. Nexperia has ambitious growth plans and adding Newport supports the growing global demand for semiconductors. The Newport facility has a very skilled operational team and has a crucial role to play to ensure continuity of operations. We look forward to building a future together". The Newport semiconductor production site was first established in 1982 and was originally named INMOS. Current capacity is over 35,000 200 mm wafer starts per month covering a wide range of semiconductor technologies ranging from MOSFETs and Trench IGBTs using wafer thinning methods to CMOS, analogue and compound semiconductors. It will support Nexperia's strategic 10 bln USD growth ambition and enrich Nexperia's product lines in IGBT, Analog and compound semiconductors in parallel to the current 8" investments at the Manchester and Hamburg wafer fabs.  05.07.2021 09:00:00Julnews_2021-07-15_4.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_4.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/nexperia-obtains-100-ownership-of-newport-wafer-fab-to-further-boost-production-capacity.htmlnexperia.com
Increased Technical Partnership in the UKTektronix announces an increased technical partner...9328Industry NewsIncreased Technical Partnership in the UKTektronix announces an increased technical partnership with Rapid Electronics, based in Colchester, UK. This increased partnership means customers in the UK will benefit from easier access to solutions for their test and measurement requirements and more technical assistance from both the Tektronix and Rapid Electronics sales and engineering teams. Rapid Electronics will be a technical and commercial point of contact for the Tektronix entry and mainstream portfolio, as well as the extensive Keithley portfolio, with a focus on expanding into busy engineering environments and continuing their exemplary work in the education sector. "Working closely with Rapid Electronics allows us to serve more customers and grow into more markets together, whilst at the same time positioning the Tektronix & Keithley brands strongly in the UK. Rapid's experience in both the education and industrial sectors will be a benefit to us both." says Maria Heriz, Vice President, Commercial Operations, EMEAI. "This extension to our already successful relationship will enable much closer cooperation with our colleagues at Rapid and allow both Tektronix and Rapid to further expand their reach in the UK, bringing class leading equipment to the wider engineering community. Rapid already has a trusted name in industry and in education with their status as a NUWPEC accredited supplier and this partnership will allow us both to grow" says Nick Tarling, Tektronix Distribution Account Manager, UK/IRL/BENELUX.02.07.2021 11:00:00Julnews_2021-07-15_6.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_6.jpghttps://news.tektronix.com/tektronix.com
Andre Tauber to Become Head of Media RelationsAndre Tauber (44) is taking over as Head of Corpor...9330PeopleAndre Tauber to Become Head of Media RelationsAndre Tauber (44) is taking over as Head of Corporate Media Relations at Infineon Technologies AG from 7 July 2021. He reports to Susanne Kochs, who heads the Corporate Communications department. Andre Tauber joins from the 'Stiftung Familienunternehmen' where he was Head of Communications. He has more than 15 years of experience in public relations and economic journalism. As business correspondent for the national daily newspaper "Die Welt", he reported from Munich and Brussels. For the "Financial Times Deutschland", he worked in the financial editorial department and as a foreign correspondent in Milan.01.07.2021 13:00:00Julnews_2021-07-15_8.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_8.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2021/INFXX202107-082.htmlinfineon.com
Changing Name and Corporate BrandHitachi ABB Power Grids announced that it will be ...9323Industry NewsChanging Name and Corporate BrandHitachi ABB Power Grids announced that it will be evolving to become Hitachi Energy from October 2021. The decision to change name has board and shareholder consent and coincides with the business' first-year anniversary since it started operations on 1 July, 2020. Hitachi Ltd. has an 80.1 percent stake in the joint venture and ABB Ltd. holds the balance. Hitachi ABB Power Grids places sustainability at the heart of its purpose: powering good for a sustainable energy future. The transition to the Hitachi Energy name reflects the rapidly evolving energy landscape and the opportunity to create economic, environmental and social value; and with Hitachi enabling the business to position its pioneering and digital technologies  to serve  existing and future customers, going beyond the grid – opening up a breadth of opportunities in areas like sustainable mobility, smart life, and data centers. By combining advanced digital solutions and services, such as Hitachi Lumada, with an energy platform that is built on unique domain expertise and experience, the business is serving customers and partners co-creating global solutions to solve the global challenge of an inclusive and equitable carbon-neutral future. Toshiaki Higashihara, Executive Chairman and CEO of Hitachi, said, "With climate change and increasing natural disasters, there is a need to solve three social issues worldwide: environment, resilience, and security and safety." He continued, "Hitachi ABB Power Grids provides a variety of solutions that solve these social issues, and by changing the company name to Hitachi Energy, we are further strengthening our commitment to the realization of a sustainable society." 01.07.2021 06:00:00Julnews_2021-07-15_1.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_1.jpghttps://www.hitachiabb-powergrids.com/news/global-news/press-releases/hitachi-abb-power-grids-is-evolving-to-become-hitachi-energy-and-broadens-commitment-to-a-sustainable-energy-futurehitachiabb-powergrids.com
Acquiring 300-mm Semiconductor FactoryTexas Instruments announced it signed an agreement...9325Industry NewsAcquiring 300-mm Semiconductor FactoryTexas Instruments announced it signed an agreement to acquire Micron Technology's 300-mm semiconductor factory in Lehi, Utah, for $900 million. "This investment continues to strengthen our competitive advantage in manufacturing and technology and is part of our long-term capacity planning," said Rich Templeton, TI's chairman, president and CEO. The Lehi fab will be TI's fourth 300-mm fab, joining DMOS6, RFAB1 and soon-to-be-completed RFAB2 in TI's wafer fab manufacturing operations. In addition to its value as a 300-mm fab, the acquisition is a strategic move, as Lehi will start with 65-nm and 45-nm production for TI's analog and embedded processing products and be able to go beyond those nodes as required. "The Lehi fab is a great asset and a great team. We are excited about the engineering experience and technical skills the team brings in ramping and manufacturing advanced semiconductor processes," said Kyle Flessner, TI's senior vice president of technology and manufacturing. The companies plan to complete the sale by the end of 2021.30.06.2021 08:00:00Junnews_ti.jpg\images\news_ti.jpghttps://news.ti.com/ti-to-acquire-micron-300-mm-semiconductor-factory-extending-tis-cost-advantage-and-greater-control-supply-chainti.com
80V Withstand 5A Output Power Supply ICsROHM announces the buck DC/DC converter ICs with b...9333Product Release80V Withstand 5A Output Power Supply ICsROHM announces the buck DC/DC converter ICs with built-in MOSFET, BD9G500EFJ-LA and BD9F500QUZ, that support high voltages and currents in factory automation equipment such as PLCs/inverters, and 5G base stations that handle high power. The BD9G500EFJ-LA and BD9F500QUZ are non-isolated DC/DC converter ICs developed by utilizing proprietary analog design technology based on high voltage BiCDMOS power processes to provide the power supply functionality required by increasingly sophisticated industrial equipment. In addition to a best-in-class 80V withstand voltage for 48V power supply systems, the BD9G500EFJ-LA with built-in MOSFET delivers the largest output current in its class (5A), contributing to higher reliability and functionality in charging and 5G base stations that handle large power. At the same time, the BD9F500QUZ with built-in Nano Pulse Control technology achieving a high step-down ratio provides 39V withstand voltage and 5A output current in a compact, low-profile package (3.0×3.0×0.4mm). Moreover, the product features an over current protection as SEL1/SEL2 pins can be selected. These features are ideal for 24V power supply systems – enabling support for higher functionality and greater miniaturization in a wide range of advanced industrial equipment (i.e. factory automation).30.06.2021 07:30:00Junnews_2021-07-15_11.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_11.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=new-80v-withstand-5a-output-power-supply-ics&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
Standard Logic Packages in 14, 16, 20 and 24 PinsNexperia announced low profile 14,16, 20 and 24 pi...9360Product ReleaseStandard Logic Packages in 14, 16, 20 and 24 PinsNexperia announced low profile 14,16, 20 and 24 pin packages for standard logic devices. For example, the 16 pin DHXQFN package is 45% smaller than the industry-standard DQFN16 leadless device. Not only has it a smaller footprint compared to competitors, but the package also offers a 25% saving in PCB area. Measuring just 2 mm x 2 mm (14 pin), 2 mm x 2.4 mm (16 pin), 2 mm x 3.2 mm (20 pin) and 2 mm x 4 mm (24 pin), the 0.4 mm pitch DHXQFN packages are only 0.45 mm high. The parts include: hex inverting Schmitt-triggers; 8-bit SIPO shift registers with output latches; 4-bit dual supply translating transceivers; octal buffer/line drivers; octal bus transceivers; and 8-bit dual supply translating transceivers. Ashish Jha, Nexperia's product manager comments: "Nexperia has a history of over 50 years developing standard logic parts, and we aspire to become the undisputed market leader during the next three years. These new packages are an example of the innovation we are bringing. Previously, incorporating large logic functions into a system with a small form factor was unthinkable. However, our new DHXQFN package enables complex functions such as 74HC595 shift registers to fit into space-sensitive applications like smartwatches, mobile devices and internet connected industrial devices."30.06.2021 07:30:00Junnews_2021-08-01_14.jpg\images\news_2021-08-01_14.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/World-s-smallest-and-thinnest-standard-logic-DHXQFN-packages-from-Nexperia-in-14--16--20-and-24-pins.htmlnexperia.com
Family in TO-247-3-HCC Housing Improves Isolation Voltage RatingInfineon Technologies introduces the 650 V TRENCHS...9332Product ReleaseFamily in TO-247-3-HCC Housing Improves Isolation Voltage RatingInfineon Technologies introduces the 650 V TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 family in a discrete housing. The family comes in a TO-247-3-HCC package and offers a broad portfolio comprising 20 A, 30 A, 40 A, 50 A, 60 A and 70 A current ratings. The devices can easily be used for replacing previous technologies like Infineon's TRENCHSTOP 5 WR5 and HighSpeed 3 H3 as well as competitor technologies. The family is optimized for power factor correction (PFC) for residential and commercial air conditioning systems as well as welding applications. The TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 switches provide very low conduction losses (30 A, 1,45 V at 25°C) as well as lowest switching losses (30 A, 1,55 mJ at 175°C). They feature a very low saturation voltage (V CE(sat)) of 1,45 V and a monolithically integrated diode with optimized forward voltage for the target applications. This results in best-in-class performance while enabling a low BOM cost. Additionally, the device leverages the performance advantage of the TRENCHSTOP 5 WR5 series, the predecessor to the TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 series. The TO-247-3-HCC housing of the WR6 family increases the creepage and clearance distances thus improving the isolation voltage rating. With this, the product family enables more reliable system designs that are resistant against contamination and condensation which e.g. often occur at AC outdoor units. The TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 reduces the total cost of ownership with less failure rate while it also enables higher switching frequency in application.30.06.2021 06:30:00Junnews_2021-07-15_10.jpg\images\news_2021-07-15_10.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2021/INFIPC202106-079.htmlinfineon.com