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Battery Electric Vehicle Architectures Congress
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Full press release:
beva-alm-europe.com
  • Event News
  • 2020-02-10

To realise the transition towards zero-emission high-efficiency vehicles, battery weight reduction and design of lightweight structures become the main challenge for the automotive industry. To realise the transition, OEMs need to identify the right strategies in selecting and utilising lightweight materials; taking safety, performance, production volume and manufacturability into consideration, for longer range, with lower cost. Optimisation in design, engineering and manufacturing are key issues for all OEMs. In order to directly address these, and identify solutions, LBCG is delighted to announce the Battery Electric Vehicle Architectures & Lightweight Materials 2020 Congress, May 5 & 6, 2020, Munich, Germany, a combination of our successful BEVA series and GALM series on BEV lightweight structures and material utilisation.

Source-Down 25 V Power MOSFET
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Full press release:
infineon.com/market-news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-02-10

Infineon Technologies is focusing on system innovation with enhancements on component level by addressing the challenges of modern power management designs. The Source Down is the new industry standard packaging concept. The first wave of power MOSFETs launched in this new package is the OptiMOS TM 25 V in a PQFN 3.3x3.3 mm. The device sets a new industry benchmark in MOSFET performance, reducing on-state resistance (R DS(on)) and offering superior thermal management capability to the marketplace. The product is well-suited for a wide range of applications such as drives, SMPS (including server, telecom, and OR-ing) and battery management. The package concept connects the source potential (instead of the drain potential) to the thermal pad. Along with the enabled new PCB layout possibilities, this helps achieving ever higher power density and performance. Two different footprint versions are released – the Source-Down Standard-Gate and the Source-Down Center-Gate in a PQFN 3.3x3.3 mm package. The Source-Down Standard-Gate footprint is based on the current PQFN 3.3x3.3 mm pinout configuration. The location of the electrical connection remains the same, simplifying the drop-in replacement of today's standard Drain-Down packages with the new Source-Down package. For the Center-Gate version, the gate-pin is moved to the center supporting easy parallel configuration of multiple MOSFETs.

Iso 13485:2016 Certification Achieved
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Full press release:
eospower.com/News.pdf
  • Industry News
  • 2020-02-06

EOS Power is proud to announce that it has received certification for ISO 13485:2016, Quality management system for Medical devices. The certification was granted by LL-C Certification, Czech Republic. EOS Power is engaged in design, manufacturing and selling of Medical grade power supplies. EOS Provides standard, modified and custom design power solutions to customer needs. All Medical grade power supplies are approved to latest medical certifications required globally and now in addition EOS Power design process, manufacturing and quality systems are certified to ISO13485 standards. This allows EOS Power to become a "one stop" solution for medical device manufacturers for their power supply and any EMS/PCBA requirements required in their medical application. ISO 13485:2016 standard is recognized by the Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) and has become the model QMS standard for the medical industry. "EOS Power's manufacturing facility obtaining ISO 13485:2016 certification is an advantage when working with Medical customers, allows us to add potential opportunities in the medical device markets we have being missing where this certification was required." says Mr. Paul Scholz, VP-Sales. This certification provides additional leverage with customers, added Ms. Teresa Fernandez, EMEA Sales Manager. "Successfully achieving ISO 13485:2016 certification is a huge milestone for EOS Power in its journey of becoming a world class organization. This will certainly help to position EOS Power as a global leader in the medical device industry" says Mr. Vijay Gujarathi, COO and Director.

PCIM Europe 2020's Trending Topics and Highlights
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Full press release:
pcim.mesago.com/press
  • Event News
  • 2020-02-06

Every year the power electronics industry from all over the world meets at the PCIM Europe in Nuremberg. In 2020, trade visitors of the leading international exhibition and conference for power electronics can, once again, look forward to highly specialized highlight topics and an attractive program of lectures. From 5 - 7 May 2020, Nuremberg will revolve around power electronics and its applications. Some 500 exhibiting companies from 30 countries are expected to present a broad range of products and solutions to trade visitors – from components to intelligent systems along the entire value chain. New trends and developments will be presented to the public for the first time at the meeting point for experts from industry and science. Trade visitors will receive a deeper insight into product innovations and enjoy a personal exchange with manufacturers – whether they come from the field of power electronic converter systems, sensors, semiconductors, passive components or power quality and energy storage. For those interested in power electronics for electric mobility, the E-mobility Area is the first place to go. Here, numerous suppliers will provide information on relevant products and components from this application area. In addition, there is a special E-mobility Forum with exciting technical presentations to be discovered on all three days of the exhibition.

Intelligent Power Devices Enabling Standalone System Protection
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Full press release:
rohm.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-02-06

ROHM announced the availability of the BV2Hx045EFU-C, a family of high voltage (41V) dual channel output high side switch (Intelligent Power Devices, IPD) optimized for automotive ECUs in transmission control, engine control, and other vehicle systems. IPDs are semiconductor devices that protect electronic circuits from breakdown (i.e. due to overcurrent during abnormalities). Unlike conventional fuses, IPD as semiconductor fuses can protect circuits without degrading or breaking down, making it possible to achieve maintenance-free systems. The BV2Hx045EFU-C are the industry's first high-side IPDs capable of providing standalone protection against overcurrent by incorporating an original overcurrent protection function. Conventional IPDs only protect against inrush current at startup, so MCUs and overcurrent detection ICs are needed for protection of steady-state currents, and there is still the possibility of an out of control situation due to compatibility issues with subsequent circuits connected to the IPD output. In contrast, this new series can protect the system against both inrush and steady state overcurrent, ensuring greater system safety by providing a high reliability solution with fewer parts compared to conventional products. In addition, the overcurrent protection range can be adjusted with external components to enable broad compatibility.

24V Industrial Power Supply
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Full press release:
emea.lambda.tdk.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-02-05

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TPS4000-24 power supply rated at up to 4,080W at 24V. The TPS series can operate automatically from 400, 440, and 480Vac nominal delta or WYE inputs, without wiring changes or the need for large, costly step-down transformers. This industrial grade power supply is ideal for use in a wide range of applications including test and measurement equipment, semiconductor fabrication, additive manufacturing, printers, laser cutting and RF power amplifiers. The TPS4000 is fully featured with output voltage and current programming, warning signals, configurable remote on/off, a 12V 0.3A standby voltage and a PMBus interface. Using this communications function allows remote monitoring of the output voltage, output current, internal temperature, status signals and fan speed. The output voltage, over current limit and the remote on/off are programmable via the PMBus. The output voltage is adjustable from 19.2 to 28.5V and the current limit point by 70-105% using front panel potentiometers or an analogue 0-5Vdc voltage. An internal ORing FET simplifies the parallel operation of up to 8 units for redundant or higher power requirements. Excluding the output busbars, the unit measures 107 x 84.4 x 335mm, making it suitable for 2U high racking systems. The weight of the product is just 4kg.

The World of Power Semiconductor Devices Meets in Vienna
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Full press release:
ispsd2020.com
  • Event News
  • 2020-02-03

The 32nd International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD) will be held in Vienna, Austria, May 17–21, 2020. It is the premier forum for technical discussion in all areas of power semiconductor devices, power integrated circuits, their hybrid technologies, and applications. With an attendance of about 500 experts it is firmly established as the must-attend conference for the power semiconductor industry reflecting the growing importance of power electronics and power semiconductors for a sustainable world. It is technical co-sponsored by IEEE and its societies EDS, PELS and IAS, as well as by ECPE and IEEJ. The ISPSD captures all areas of power semiconductor devices and power integrated circuits (low and high voltage power devices & circuits, all semiconductor materials including Si, SiC, GaN and Ga2O3, as well as power semiconductor packaging). The conference offers an attractive short course program on Sunday covering important topics like modelling of package parasitics for fast switching devices, system level optimization of power converters, bipolar and super junction device concepts for SiC, GaN integrated circuit design, processes and devices with materials beyond SiC & GaN (like AlN, Ga2O3), and last but not least silicon high power devices (IGBTs and Fast Recovery Diodes).

E Cores Solve Challenging Power Conversion Applications
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Full press release:
micrometals.com/shapes/e-core
  • Product Release
  • 2020-02-01

Micrometals continues to expand their prototyping and custom core capabilities with the expansion of E Core variations available. Micrometals E Cores are renowned for their performance and quality by delivering exceptional part-to-part consistency. With over 20 industry standard E Core sizes, from 12.7mm to 210mm, in both Iron and Alloy materials, Micrometals leads the industry in COTS shapes and materials. One significant advantage to Micrometal's E Cores are their distributed gap materials, which do not require any gapping to improve saturation like ferrite cores. The expanded prototyping and customization capabilities allows Micrometals to customize their standard E Cores by shaping the outer legs or center post to improve the usability for customers. This customization permits the use of pre-wound coils for higher winding density compared to traditionally square shaped E Cores. Further, these custom E Cores deliver superior performance compared to similar shaped cores that are custom tooled. Jim Cox, Micrometals President commented "For decades, our customers have trusted Micrometals cores to deliver exceptional reliability, consistency and performance. With these expanded customization capabilities we deliver that same performance and consistency, but with more application friendly features that exceed our customer's expectations in terms of performance and functionality. Customer are also thrilled that they can get these as prototypes or production parts without any tooling costs, allowing them to test multiple designs without a large investment."

PEMD 2020
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Full press release:
theiet.org/pemd
  • Event News
  • 2020-01-29

10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

21 - 23 April 2020. East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK

We're pleased to be a media partner of #PEMD2020 – the IET's popular conference on power electronics, machines and drives. The conference includes 39 sessions of the high quality, technical content that PEMD is so well known for. You will gain insight into the latest developments, learn from authors worldwide and put you and your organisation ahead of the game! Technical sessions include novel converter topologies and applications, permanent magnet machines, machine control, advanced manufacturing and power electronic converters for energy systems. See the full programme at

Low RDS(on) MOSFET
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Full press release:
nexperia.com/press-releases
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-29

Nexperia announced the release of its lowest-ever RDS(on) power MOSFET. The PSMNR51-25YLH sets a new standard of 0.57 m? at 25 V. Utilising Nexperia's NextPowerS3 technology, this performance is offered without compromising other important parameters such as maximum drain current (ID(max)), Safe Operating Area (SOA) or gate charge QG. Very low RDS(on) devices are required in many applications such as ORing, hot-swap operation, synchronous rectification, motor control and battery protection, to reduce I²R losses and increase efficiency. However, some competing devices with similar RDS(on) values suffer from reduced SOA – a measure of the ruggedness of the MOSFET – and reduced ID(max)) ratings due to shrinking cell-pitches. Nexperia's PSMNR51-25YLH MOSFET offers a maximum drain current rating up to 380 Amps. This parameter is especially important in motor control applications where motor-stall can result in very high current surges for short periods, which the MOSFET must withstand for safe and reliable operation. Some competitors provide only computed ID(max) whereas Nexperia demonstrates continuous current capability up to 380 Amps. The device is packaged in LFPAK56, Nexperia's 5mm x 6mm Power-SO8 compatible package, offering a high performance copper-clip construction which absorbs thermal stresses, increasing quality & lifetime reliability.

Wide Bandgap Power Amplifier
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Full press release:
mouser.com/pressroom
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-28

Mouser Electronics continues to push forward with new product introduction activity in the analogue space, by adding further Qorvo devices to its expansive portfolio. The 100-W QPA3069 power amplifier is predominantly focused on defence and avionics applications (such as radar). This high power density IC covers the 2.7-GHz to 3.5-GHz radio frequency (RF) band and offers a 25-dB power gain along with a 53% power-added efficiency (PAE). Fabricated using Qorvo's 0.25-µm gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) semiconductor process, this high-performance S-band amplifier has greater than 58-dBm of saturated output power and is subject to only minimal power losses. It is supplied in a compact 7.0-mm × 7.0-mm × 0.85mm package, with each of its two RF ports incorporating a DC blocking capacitor. A minus 40 to 85 degree Celsius operational temperature range is supported.

Jetting Solder Paste
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Full press release:
indium.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-28

Indium Corporation continues to develop innovative solder paste solutions to fit customers' needs. PicoShot NC-5M is designed for customers needing a no-clean halogen-free SAC305 solder paste for their Mycronic jetting systems or add-on and repair modules. PicoShot NC-5M jetting solder paste is the first material to come out of Indium Corporation's new partnership with Mycronic, a global leader in dispensing and jet printing equipment. PicoShot NC-5M is a no-clean halogen-free solder paste approved after joint Indium/Mycronic technical development with Mycronic's MY 600/700 jetting systems. PicoShot can be used in standalone applications, such as system-in-package (SiP), jetting into cavities, stencil-replacement, shield attach, and microBGA. It also complements the stencil printing of Indium8.9HF. Designed as a no-clean solder paste, PicoShot can be cleaned easily with industry standard cleaning solutions. Indium Corporation also offers a PicoShot NC-5M conditioner (purging gel) designed to allow the rapid purging, cleaning, and long-term storage of jetting, dispense, and microdispense systems without the use of liquid solvents. PicoShot Conditioner C-1 is a chemically benign, bright blue-colored translucent, viscous gel that aids in visual endpoint detection and prevents inconsistent dispense volumes and clogging caused by solder paste dry-out.

Shining the Spotlight on Intelligent Charging Systems 
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Full press release:
powertodrive.de/press-releases
  • Event News
  • 2020-01-28

The expansion of charging infrastructure is one of the most important factors that will determine the success of the transportation transition. With this in mind, many European countries are stepping up investments in this infrastructure. Smart charging is resulting in e-mobility becoming increasingly intelligent by, for example, charging electric cars when it makes economic sense to do so or by allowing car batteries to temporarily store electricity for use in the car owner's home or the power grid. A new white paper produced by the European business association SmartEN (Smart Energy Europe) in cooperation with Power2Drive Europe, the international exhibition for charging infrastructure and e-mobility, sheds light on the latest trends. The topic will also be a key feature of the exhibition itself, which will take place in Munich from June 17 to 19, 2020. One highlight of the event will be the introduction of new smart charging and vehicle-to-grid concepts (V2G).

Signal Integrity Debugging with Jitter Decomposition
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Full press release:
rohde-schwarz.com/news-press
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-23

Rohde & Schwarz has developed method for analyzing the individual components of jitter, providing electronic circuit designers with previously unavailable in-depth knowledge invaluable for debugging high-speed signals. As data rates increase and voltage swings decrease, the jitter in digital interfaces becomes a significant percentage of the signaling interval, and potential source of failures. Increasingly, engineers require tools that accurately characterize the signal jitter including the break-down into its individual components. The R&S RTO-/ RTP-K133 advanced jitter analysis option introduces an analytic approach to separating the individual components of jitter such as random jitter, and deterministic jitter components, such as data dependent and periodic jitter. This approach is based on a parametric signal model that fully characterizes the behavior of the transmission link under test. A core benefit of this Rohde & Schwarz method is that the jitter model includes the complete waveform characteristic of the signal under test, in contrast to conventional methods that reduce the data to a set of Time Interval Error measurements. The result is consistent measurement data even for relatively short signal sequences, plus previously unavailable information such as the step response, or a distinction between vertical and horizontal periodic jitter.

Non-Isolated Converter Saves Board Area
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emea.lambda.tdk.com/i6a
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-22

TDK Corporation announces the addition of the TDK-Lambda brand i6A4W SIP (Single Inline Package) to the popular i6A series of 250W rated non-isolated DC-DC converters. Requiring less than 3 cm2 (0.47in2) of board area, this provides a saving of 60% over the i6A 1/16th brick package. Offering adjustment ranges of up to 3.3V to 40V the 10 to 20A rated step-down converters can accept input voltages between 9 and 53V. The i6A4W series allows the creation of multiple, high current output voltages from a single output 12V, 24V, 36V or 48V AC-DC power supply, and is suitable for use in communications, industrial, test and measurement, broadcast and portable equipment. With overall dimensions of 33 mm x 11.4 mm x 24.8 mm (L x W x H), these converters have ultra-high efficiencies of up to 97%. This allows operation in ambient temperatures of -40°C to +125°C with the minimised output derating, even in low airflow and high ambient temperature conditions. The product's optimised dynamic voltage response reduces the need for external capacitors, saving cost and additional board space. Standard features include a trim pin for output voltage adjustment, + remote sense, remote on-off (positive or negative logic), input under-voltage, over-current and over-temperature protection. Power good, operating frequency synchronisation and output sequencing are available as options.

Reduce System Costs for Inverters
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Full press release:
infineon.com/market-news
  • Industry News
  • 2020-01-21

The installed photovoltaic capacity is growing rapidly worldwide. Photovoltaic systems with a total output of around 600 GW now supply clean and cost-effective electricity – replacing around 600 medium-sized coal-fired power plants. SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) and Infineon Technologies support this growth trend with the latest generation of innovative silicon carbide (SiC)-based solar inverters. The semiconductor material reduces the system costs for inverters and increases their efficiency. The production costs for solar power are thus further reduced. With the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 from SMA, available since 2019, decentralized photovoltaic power plants can be planned flexibly and efficiently up to the megawatt range. The basis for this is the compact design designed for 1500 VDC, which delivers an output of 150 kW per unit. This is made possible by SiC technology from Infineon: Six power modules of the type CoolSiC EasyPACK 2B and 36 gate drivers of the EiceDRIVER family 1ED20 convert the direct current generated by the solar cells into grid-compatible alternating current - with an efficiency of over 99 percent. "Silicon carbide enables us to build the inverters compact, powerful and reliable," said Sven Bremicker, Head of Technology Development Center at SMA. "In the Sunny Highpower PEAK3, the CoolSiC modules almost double the specific output from 0.97 to 1.76 kW/kg. Due to the compact design, the inverters are much easier to transport and much faster to install."

"Not Knowing the Rules Can Ruin Your Power Converter Design"
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Full press release:
psma.com
  • Event News
  • 2020-01-21

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Energy Management Committee is sponsoring Industry Session IS29 at APEC2020 on Thursday, March 19th, at 1:45 pm in the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center. Four presentations each address an "if" that can throw a wrench into a power converter design:
•"If Your Efficiency is Too Low, Your Sales will be Too Low"
Ada Cheng, Ada'Clock
•"If Your Standby Power is Too High, Your Power Converter Won't Sell"
David Chen, Power Integrations' Director Applications Engineering
•"If Your Power Converter is Not Safe, You May Have an Expensive Recall"
Mark Batulan, Product Safety Engineer, Power Integrations
•"EMI: If You Don't Comply, It Will Interfere with Your Sales."
Jim Spangler, Spangler Prototype
Kevin Parmenter, Taiwan Semiconductor US

Most power converter designers know that a product design must meet its design specification. They may not be aware of regional standards and regulations that also must be met. The testing of the product and its labeling may have special requirements as well. Failure to comply may mean that the product cannot be marketed or used in some jurisdictions or for some applications. The topics in this Industry Session will address the more important standards and regulations that must be met.

PSMA Energy Management Committee Meeting Notice
Interested individuals are also invited to participate in the PSMA Energy Management Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to plan the committee program for the coming year.

A New Solar Era in Spain Begins 
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Full press release:
thesmartere.com/press-releases
  • Industry News
  • 2020-01-21

By adding an estimated 4.7 GW in 2019, Spain returns to the continent's top solar markets and is the clear market leader in Europe. The forecasts for the future development remain promising. According to Solar Power Europe's "European Market Outlook 2019-2023", Spain is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 34% by 2023 in the medium scenario. A total installed solar PV capacity of 25.6 GW will then be reached. What role corporate sourcing of renewables and PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements) will play in this process and what obstacles still have to be overcome will be discussed on May 19, 2020 at Intersolar Summit Spain in Barcelona. After a successful start in 2019, Intersolar Summit Spain is taking place for the second time and will welcome more than 250 attendees. At the beginning of 2019, the Spanish government approved the submission of the draft Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (NECP/ PNIEC). It defines caps on national greenhouse gas emissions, taking into account renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. The main goals are, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 21% with respect to 1990, to achieve 42% renewable energy in the country's final energy use, and to achieve 74% renewable energy in electricity generation by 2030.

Cooling Units Offer Easy Installation
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cuidevices.com/press-releases
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-21

CUI Devices Thermal Management Group announced the addition of two models to its Peltier cooling unit product offering. The CPM-2C and CPM-2H carry 7 A and 8.5 A current ratings respectively, adding to the 6 A current rating of the previously released CPM-2F. As complete Peltier cooling units, the CPM models feature a tighter seal structure for water resistance and absorption of thermal stress as well as easy installation. With wide temperature deltas up to 85.9°C (Th=50°C) and 70 mm x 70 mm package sizes, these thermoelectric cooling units are well suited for industrial, refrigeration, and sealed applications where forced air cooling is not an option. In addition to their tight seal structure and easy installation, the CPM models also integrate CUI Devices' innovative arcTEC structure. This unique construction utilizes a combination of thermally conductive resin between the ceramic and copper on the cold side of the module, high temperature solder, and larger P/N elements made from premium silicon ingot. When combined, these features reduce stress on the module and improve performance during thermal cycling conditions, while enabling faster, more uniform cooling.

Current Sensors Combine Small Size and High Performance
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-21

ICE Components announces a series of current sensors for use in a wide range of pcb mount applications. The ISE current sensors measure both DC and AC current from 50A up to 200A. The sensors include an integrated core to improve accuracy and provide protection from external stray fields. The ISE series is available in four standard current ratings of 50A, 100A, 150A and 200A. For applications of over 5k pcs the current sensors can be programmed for unique current ranges or output slopes. They are rated for an operating temperature range of -40 to +130 degrees C.

Key Features Include:
- Integrated bus bar for easy application onto your pcb
- Programmable current measurement slope
- 25.4mm x 18mm footprint and 10.8mm low profile height
- Integrated shield for EMC immunity
- 3 µ-Sec response time (200kHz bandwidth)
- High level of output accuracy
- Outstanding linearity. Predictable output vs. current measurement
- Operates off an input voltage of 5 VDC and provides a 0.5 to 4.5 VDC output voltage that is ratiometric to the input.

SEMICON Korea 2020
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Full press release:
semi.website
  • Event News
  • 2020-01-16

Explore what's happening in the Korea electronics manufacturing ecosystem at SEMICON Korea, February 5-7, COEX, Seoul. With over 1,900 booths and over 500 companies from 20 countries you can "Connect, Collaborate, and Innovate." Attend forums in smart manufacturing, metrology and inspection, test, the MEMS & Sensor Summit, AI Summit, and more. Register now.

Integrated Active Clamp Flyback Controllers
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-16

Silanna Semiconductor announced that its SZ1101 and SZ1105 fully integrated active clamp flyback (ACF) controllers for designing high-power-density AC/DC power adapters are now fully qualified and in production. The SZ1101 33W version is suited for designing mobile phone travel adapters, while the SZ1105 65W version is suited for designing compact adapters for powering notebooks, video game consoles, and multi-port wall chargers. The SZ1101 and SZ1105 Flyback PWM Controllers are unique in that they combine four key ACF components: an advanced adaptive digital ACF controller and three ultra-high-voltage (UHV) components – an active clamp MOSFET, an active clamp FET driver, and a startup voltage regulator. This unprecedented level of integration facilitates designing efficient, high-power-density AC/DC power adapters with low bill-of-material (BOM) cost. Released products and evaluation boards (EVBs) are now available showing industry leading efficiencies in an all-Silicon solution, while achieving more than 6dB margin for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). "Silanna is excited with the full production release of these parts and is looking forward to the adoption from the many customers currently in design," said Mark Drucker, CEO of Silanna Semiconductor. "Our customers are achieving extremely high power densities by overcoming the thermal challenges of packing increasing amounts of power into today's slim, compact power adapters."

Coalition Dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility
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Full press release:
microchip.com/pressreleasepage
  • Industry News
  • 2020-01-16

Microchip Technology announced it has joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a nonprofit coalition of companies dedicated to the improvement of social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains. The RBA Code of Conduct is a set of social, environmental and ethical industry standards. The standards set out in the Code of Conduct reference international norms and standards including but not limited to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO International Labor Standards, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises plus ISO and SA standards. "With the principles of corporate social responsibility as a fundamental part of Microchip's DNA, we remain committed in every aspect of our business and operations to advancing human rights, ethics and health and safety worldwide," said Ganesh Moorthy, president and chief operating officer. "Along with RBA member companies, we align under a set of common values that send a clear message of commitment to the global supply base and to our customers." Microchip's values and operating principles including its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, certifications, sustainability reporting and other standards are reflected in the company's practices and actions of employees worldwide. Microchip is committed to aligning with organizations and companies worldwide to advocate for principals regarding workforce and labor standards, human rights, sustainability and anti-corruption.

Programmable DC Load Product Series
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Full press release:
vitrek.com/press
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-15

Vitrek introduces the DL Series of Digital, Programmable DC Loads, designed to support the testing requirements for the latest generation of off-line power supplies, dc-dc converters and LED drivers. The DL Series is also equipped to handle a wide range of battery testing requirements. The devices are offered in three power ratings (125W, 250W and 500W), each with input voltages of 0-150V or 0-500 VDC. Unlike comparable programmable DC loads, the DL Series is capable of supporting loading sequences utilizing constant voltage (CV), constant resistance (CR), constant current (CC) and constant power (CW) in any combination in single or arbitrary sequences of up to 100 steps. The DL Series provides high-current transient loading capability twenty times higher than other units in this class while also being capable of generating µA loads. Measurement accuracy is typically an order of magnitude better at lower loading levels and double that of competing devices at higher loads. The instruments allow for a current or power sweep of up to 500 steps in each direction to and from set values and a voltage dependent current loading mode for complex variable output supplies. Standard OCP/OPP/OTP/OVP features and battery test modes are among other loading modes also included.

Multi-Year Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement
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Full press release:
rohm.com/news
  • Industry News
  • 2020-01-15

ROHM and STMicroelectronics announced it signed a multi-year silicon carbide (SiC) wafers supply agreement with SiCrystal, a ROHM group company having a top share of SiC wafers in Europe. The agreement governs the supply of over 120 million dollars of advanced 150mm silicon carbide wafers by SiCrystal to STMicroelectronics during this period of demand ramp-up for silicon carbide power devices. "This additional long-term SiC substrate supply agreement comes on top of the external capacity we have already secured and the internal capacity we are ramping. It will enable ST to increase the volume and balance of the wafers we will need to meet the strong demand ramp-up from customers for automotive and industrial programs over the next years", said Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics. "SiCrystal is a group company of ROHM and has been manufacturing SiC wafers for many years. We are very pleased to enter into this supply agreement with our longstanding customer ST. We will continue to support our partner to expand silicon carbide business by ramping up wafer quantities continuously and by providing reliable quality at all times", said Dr. Robert Eckstein, President and CEO of SiCrystal, a ROHM group company. The adoption of power solutions with SiCs is accelerating in both the automotive and industrial markets. With this agreement, the two companies will contribute to the widespread use of SiC in these markets.

SiC-based Power Converters Using Gate Drive Evaluation Platform
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littelfuse.com/news-releases
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-15

Littelfuse, Inc. announced the Gate Drive Evaluation Platform (GDEV). The evaluation platform helps designers evaluate SiC MOSFETs, SiC Schottky diodes, and other peripheral components like gate driver circuitry, so that they can better understand how silicon carbide technologies will behave in converter applications under continuous operating conditions. The GDEV offers quick connect header pin terminals that allow for rapid and consistent comparison of different gate drive circuits, unlike most other SiC evaluation platforms. The GDEV supports an 800 V DC link input voltage and up to 200 kHz switching frequency. "The Gate Drive Evaluation Platform (GDEV) is a critical addition to our SiC technology portfolio because SiC is still relatively new and there are some unknowns surrounding the operating characteristics under various conditions," said Corey Deyalsingh, Director, Power Control at Littelfuse.  "The GDEV helps engineers understand the operating characteristics of SiC devices. By utilizing this evaluation platform, designers will be better informed about the incredibly energy efficient opportunities that SiC technologies present. Equipped with that knowledge, we anticipate that designers will be more likely to incorporate SiC into their future designs."

Aluminum Electrolytic Snap-in Capacitors
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Full press release:
cde.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-15

Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) introduces its 381LL series of long-life snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The series, designated with an expected life of 8,000 hours at full-rated conditions, demonstrates superb stability in capacitance and DC leakage current over time on test. The snap-in series is targeted for use in critical applications where long life and reliability are paramount. Capacitance values range from 740µF to 100,000µF at working voltages of 16 to 250 WVDC with ripple current ratings up to 10 Amps @ 105 °C. The snap-in series is available in two pin configurations in the smaller diameters with 4 and 5 pin options in the larger diameters. General applications include any circuit requiring high capacitance with low ESR, high ripple current and long life. This includes switch-mode power supplies, UPS systems, solar and other high-power inverters. CDE's 381LL, long-life aluminum electrolytic capacitors are available from the company's franchised distributors.

Gate Drivers for Fast Switching SiC Power Modules
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  • 2020-01-14

CISSOID delivers robust Gate Drivers for XM3 SiC MOSFET Power Modules from Wolfspeed. Aiming high power density converters, the Gate Driver board safely drives the fast switching SiC power modules to achieve low losses and operates in high temperature environments found inside space-constrained motor drives, compact power supplies or fast battery chargers. The CMT-TIT0697 Gate Driver board has been designed to be directly mounted on CAB450M12XM3 1200V/450A SiC MOSFET Power Modules. With an on-board isolated power supply delivering up to 2.5W per channel without derating up to 125°C (Ta), the gate driver can drive XM3 modules up to 100KHz, enabling high power density. Peak gate current up to 10A and immunity to high dV/dt (>50KV/µs) make possible to drive the power module with zero gate resistance achieving minimum switching losses. The board withstands isolation voltages up to 3600V (50Hz, 1min) and offers creepage distances of 14mm. Protection functions such as undervoltage lockout (UVLO), Active Miller Clamping (AMC), Desaturation detection and Soft-shut-down (SSD) ensure the safe drive and reliable protection of the power module in case of fault events. 

Gate Drivers Achieve Automotive Qualification
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-14

Power Integrations announced the launch of its automotive-qualified SID1181KQ SCALE-iDriver gate driver for 750 V-rated IGBTs. The part expands the company's range of auto-qualified driver ICs, following the introduction of the 1200 V SID1182KQ driver IC. Compact, efficient and highly robust, the driver IC uses Power Integrations' high-speed FluxLink communications technology to ensure system safety even during fault conditions. FluxLink technology dramatically improves the reliability and isolation capability of the new AEC-Q100-qualified gate drivers, replacing optocouplers and capacitive or silicon-based inductively coupled solutions. SCALE-iDriver devices also include critical protection features such as desaturation monitoring, primary and secondary Undervoltage Lock-out (UVLO) and Advanced Soft Shut Down (ASSD) that protect the switch during short-circuit turn-off. Comments Michael Hornkamp, senior director of marketing for automotive gate-driver products at Power Integrations: "The SCALE-iDriver family with FluxLink technology supports safe, cost-effective designs for a wide range of IGBT drivers for electric vehicle applications including powertrain, on-board chargers and charger stations, and other high reliability drivers and inverters." SCALE-iDriver ICs minimize the number of external components required, eliminating tantalum and electrolytic capacitors and simplifying the isolated power supply, requiring only one transformer secondary winding. A simple two-layer PCB can be used, further increasing design simplicity and easing supply-chain management.

TestConX Keynote on Materials Science Innovations
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  • People
  • 2020-01-14

Indium Corporation's Ross Berntson, President and COO, will deliver the keynote presentation at TestConX, to be held March 1-4, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Demands for entertainment connectivity, edge computing, energy efficiency, speed, convenience, safety, and much more are driving changes in electronic architecture, especially advanced packaging. In his presentation entitled "Materials Science Innovation in Advanced Packaging", Berntson will examine the advances in materials technologies, with an emphasis on the interconnect systems and thermal management necessary to support these new packages. Performance, processing challenges, and total cost will be discussed for each material, and Berntson will also share some of the roadmap gaps that need to be addressed with new materials and possible solutions. Ross Berntson is President and Chief Operating Officer for Indium Corporation. He is responsible for Indium Corporation's global sales, marketing, technical support, operations, engineering, human resources, and product R&D functions. Berntson joined Indium Corporation in 1996 as a Product Specialist. He quickly rose to the roles of Product Manager, Marketing Leader, Sales Leader, and Tech Support Leader. Most recently, he has served as Executive Vice President and President of Indium Corporation's Asia Holdings. Berntson lived in Singapore for two years, learning much about the daily activities in Southeast Asia and China. While there, he expanded his understanding of the regional business needs and opportunities for our company.

Relay with Power Contacts on NO and NC Side
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-13

More than 30 years ago, Panasonic changed the way how to design safety modules by bringing a low profile 8pole safety relay on the market. Now the launch of the new 1a1b SFM relay will start the next phase of the market revolution. With a height of only 7.8mm and reflow soldering capability, SFM provides great design possibilities and is ready for future production processes. As all Panasonic Industry safety relays, SFM offers power contacts on both NO (6A) and NC (4A) side to control loads like valves directly without another relay in between. Contrarywise, the silver alloy contacts can handle low level loads down to 10V 1mA as well to support e.g. signaling boards in the railway sector. A very high shock and vibration resistance = 20g, low coil holding power of 100mW, an ambient temperature range from -40°C to 85°C and reinforced insulation = 5.5mm (V=230V overvoltage category III, 6KV) on NO side contribute to an almost unlimited field of applications.

Supervisory Board with New Line-Up
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-01-13

The terms of office of all employee representatives on the Supervisory Board and of six of the eight members on the side of the shareholders will expire at the close of the Annual General Meeting of Infineon Technology. The future employee representatives were already elected in December 2019. The remaining members are to be elected by the shareholders at the upcoming Annual General Meeting; the Supervisory Board proposes Xiaoqun Clever, Dr. Friedrich Eichiner, Dr. Ulrich Spiesshofer and Margret Suckale for election. The re-election of the current shareholder representatives Hans-Ulrich Holdenried and Dr. Manfred Puffer is also planned. The current mandates of the Supervisory Board members Dr. Wolfgang Eder and Géraldine Picaud remain unaffected by the election process at the upcoming Annual General Meeting. Peter Bauer, Dr. Herbert Diess, Prof. Dr. Renate Köcher and Dr. Eckart Sünner will therefore no longer be members of the Supervisory Board.

DC/DC Converter for Industrial & Railway Applications
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  • 2020-01-10

TRACO POWER announces their THN 10 WIR series of 10 watt high-density DC/DC Converters in the industry standard 1" x 1" footprint and qualified for rugged industrial and railway applications and certified to EN 50155 and EN 61373 standards. The THN 10WIR series of ruggedized 10 Watt DC/DC converters are designed and manufactured for high reliability in harsh environments. The converters have ultra-wide wide 4:1 input ranges of 9-36, 18-78 and 36-160 VDC with single and dual outputs ranging from 3.3-24 VDC. The innovative design provides high efficiencies up to 90% and enables a full load operating temperature range from -40 to +80°C without derating and increased resistance against electromagnetic interference, shock/vibration and thermal shock. All models are safety approved to IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 with CB Report and EN 50155 certified qualifying them for harsh environments in industrial, railway and transportation systems and further qualified for fire behavior of components per EN 45545-2. Features include: an internal EN 55032 class A input filter; input under-voltage-lockout; short circuit protection; remote On/Off; and output voltage trim. All models offer extreme reliability with an MTBF in excess of 2.3 million hours and are supported by TRACO POWER'S 3 year warranty.

SMD Fuse Family Extended
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-09

The proven UMF 250 SMD fuse family is extended by a 15 A version. SCHURTER is now offering the UMF 250 in a total of 15 rated currents between 500 mA and 15 A. It is particularly suitable for electromobility applications with higher rated currents.With its quick characteristics (small melting integral) according to IEC 60127-4, the UMF 250 is the logical addition to the successful UMT 250 range. It is sealed against potting compound to achieve a hermetic seal for use in intrinsically safe applications according to ATEX and IECEx requirements. Thanks to its high cycle stability and minimal temperature derating, it is extremely robust and resistant to ageing. Thanks to its low internal resistance, the UMF 250 is ideally suited for primary and secondary protection on SMD circuit boards. Applications of the UMF 250 include the protection of battery-powered systems with high switch-off capacities of 500 A @ 125 VDC (e.g. electromobility). The fuse is also suitable for primary protection in the AC range, for example in voltage regulator modules and charging stations. The UMF 250 can is a halogen-free and RoHS-compliant fuse for lead-free soldering processes. The solder surface compatibility with the most important competitor products allows SCHURTER to offer the UMF 250 as a replacement product. The fuse is cURus approved.

North Carolina State University to Host EnerHarv
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  • Event News
  • 2020-01-09

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and North Carolina StateUniversity (NCSU) are pleased to announce the EnerHarv 2020 International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Micro-Power Management will be held from June 16-18, 2020 in Raleigh, North Carolina and hosted by North Carolina State University. The event will be managed by the Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) at NCSU. EnerHarv 2020 will build upon the inaugural event held in 2018 at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. The mission remains the same - to create a focal point for a community of experts and users of energy harvesting & related technologies to share knowledge, best practices, roadmaps, experiences and to create opportunities for collaboration primarily in the wireless IoT edge device sector. "EnerHarv was set up as a key biennial event to help solve the 'trillion sensor challenge' of 2025, recognizing that most of the world's IoT devices will require a portable power source such as a battery needing to outlive the device that it powers," commented Brian Zahnstecher, PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee and EnerHarv Co-Chair.

Quad-Output DC/DC µModule Regulators
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-09

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced the LTM4668 and LTM4668A µModule regulators, quad-output DC/DC regulators with up to 4.8A output capability. The devices integrate switching controllers, power FETs, inductors and support components, easing the design process while reducing power consumption and board space. They are ideal for telecom, networking and industrial applications. Operating over an input voltage range of 2.7V to 17V, the LTM4668 and LTM4668A support an output voltage range of 0.6V to 5.5V. The devices support frequency synchronization, PolyPhase operation, selectable Burst Mode operation, 100% duty cycle and low IQ operation. Their high switching frequency and a current mode architecture enable a very fast transient response to line and load changes without sacrificing stability. The LTM4668 and LTM4668A are available today in 6.25mm x 6.25mm x 2.1mm BGA packages.

The Lighting Industry Comes Together
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  • Event News
  • 2020-01-09

The focus for the workshops and panel discussions at LpS/TiL in Bregenz will be centred around the third industrial revolution and what this really means for lighting designers, technologists, manufacturers and regulators.  All parties can inspire, contribute and influence the next steps companies must make in order to satisfy end-users and harness IoT capabilities. A new industrial revolution is characterized by three major technological advances occurring almost simultaneously; new energy sources, new communication channels and new transport options. Renewable energy sources, the world of the Internet, IoT and self-propelled traffic on land and in the air show these developments in concrete terms. After 200 years of industrial activity, resource depletion and climate change, the lighting industry is navigating future technologies, infrastructure and investment decisions.  There is a palpable biosphere consciousness and drive to protect nature and the environment, to guard our habitat for future generations as well as for ourselves. LpS/TiL 2020 will explore how and with what the light sector, including Photonics, can contribute. The new world for architects is dominated by smart retro-fit programmes and data-driven optimization.  The new world for manufacturers is designing for a circular economy including interoperability and standardization. Eminent speakers from these fields will come together to help share perspectives and understand the necessary collaborations and obstacles ahead.

Competence for System Solutions of Universal Chargers
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-01-09

Infineon Technologies expands with Rompower its expertise for the development of universal chargers with high efficiency and compact design. These USB-PD chargers (Power Delivery) with the universal USB-C connector enable the power supply of e.g. monitors or smart speakers and charge the batteries of mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. Today, these plugs already perform other functions, such as fast charging smartphones. Using the USB-PD technology, smartphones can be fully charged in less than an hour. USB-PD is made possible by the universal USB-C connector, which allows for higher data transfer and higher power transfer compared to widely established micro-USB and USB-A/B connectors. The next development stage for all these functions will be permanently installed USB-PD wall outlets. With a maximum power output of 100 W made possible by the USB-PD standard, they not only support fast charging of mobile devices, but also function as permanently installed adapters. In the medium term, USB-PD charging sockets will be used in public buildings, such as airports and hotels, as well as in private households and will reduce the need for adapters and chargers. Within the partnership, Infineon will contribute its semiconductor expertise, Rompower will offer its technologies and international know-how in the system area as well as in the construction of compact, small and highly efficient charging solutions. The first step is the development of system solutions for compact fast chargers for smartphones and USB-PD wall outlets. 

Quarter-Brick with Digital Control for Telecom and Compute Equipment
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  • 2020-01-08

Artesyn Embedded Power announced the BDQ1300, a 1300 watt quarter-brick dc-dc converter, designed to provide the highest efficiency on-board 12V output for telecom, computing and server applications, with optional digital control. With efficiency rated over 97 percent, the BDQ1300 is designed as a voltage source for non-isolated point-of-load converters. It can accept an input voltage range from 40 to 60 volts, making it ideal for 48-volt data center and communications network equipment. Rated for up to 110 amps, the Artesyn BDQ1300 is a fully isolated dc-dc converter, which can be applied with separate input and output ground connections. This isolation means that EMI management and any possible fault condition can be contained within the primary side of the converter. The modules use a standard high-current quarter-brick pin-out. A pair of power pins are provided for the positive output and ground connections to enable the current to be conducted to the host PCB. Conduction losses from the module are minimized using large diameter pins.

Fuses Designed for Automotive and In-Rush Current Applications
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  • 2020-01-08

Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces their 0680L Series of ceramic surface mount fuses with in-rush current withstand capability in a 2410 SMD package size. These slow blow fuses are designed for automotive and applications which require high DC voltage ratings and high DC interrupting ratings. Bel's 0680L Series fuses are compatible with the 260º, IR Pb-free solder process and feature a current rating from 375mA to 12A and a wide operating temperature range of -55º to 125ºC. These fuses are also AEC-Q200 compliant, RoHS compliant (with exemption 7(a)), halogen free (MSL = 1) and lead free. In addition, they are packaged in tape and reel for the auto-insert SMD process and meet the Bel automotive qualification, which is based on the AEC-Q test plan. Typical application use for the 0680L Series includes notebooks, LCD/LED monitors and TVs, PC computers and office electronic equipment, industrial and medical equipment, PoE, PoE+, power supplies, storage systems, telecommunication systems, wireless base stations, white goods, game consoles and battery charging circuit protection applications which require slow blow or time delay fuses to power the 2410 chip. The 0680L Series is in stock with Digi-Key and Mouser in up to 1,000 or 5,000 pieces in tape and reel. Product samples also available upon request.

Thermal Management Solutions for High-power Applications
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  • 2020-01-08

Heat sinks are used in a myriad of devices for both electronic and mechanical applications such as automotive LED headlights, HVAC systems and ECUs, as well as busbars and power modules for energy applications. Traditionally, thermal management takes the form of extruded, forged or die-casted heat sinks connected to heat-generating electronics. However, with the rise of more powerful microelectronics and the push toward more compact designs, it becomes increasingly difficult to accommodate the bulky size and weight of these conventional designs. Interplex's heat sink design approaches that enable design freedom with 3D individualizable fin characteristics. These approaches provide for tight integration into the target sub-systems, minimize product cost, and enable fast ramp-up to high-volume production. Product engineers now have an expanded range of custom thermal management solutions that deliver on excellent heat dissipation while significantly reducing weight.

Transistor Technology Reaches Record Frequencies
  • Industry News
  • 2020-01-08

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF have succeeded in developing a novel type of transistor with extremely high cut-off frequencies: metal oxide semiconductor HEMTs, in short MOSHEMTs. To achieve this, they have replaced the Schottky barrier of a conventional HEMT with an oxide. The result is a transistor that enables even smaller and more powerful devices. It has already reached record frequencies of 640 GHz. This technology is expected to advance next generation electronics. The high frequency characteristics of high eElectron mobility transistors (HEMTs) have been steadily improved in the past years. The transistors have become increasingly faster by downscaling the gate length to 20 nm. However, a HEMT encounters a problem at such small structure sizes: The thinner the barrier material of InAlAs (indium aluminum arsenide) becomes, the more electrons leak from the current carrying channel through the gate. These unwanted gate leakage currents have a negative impact on the efficiency and durability of the transistor, which renders further downscaling attempts impossible. The current transistor geometry of a conventional HEMT has reached its scaling limit. Silicon MOSFETs (metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors) are no stranger to this problem, either. However, they possess an oxide layer that can prevent unwanted leakage currents for longer than it is the case with HEMTs.

Electrolytic Capacitors with Solder Lugs
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  • 2020-01-08

Aluminium electrolytic capacitors with solder lugs are needed in applications where the capacitor is separate from the electronic circuitry and cannot be mounted directly on the printed circuit board. In this case, the solder lugs allow flexible connection by means of a soldered cable. FTCAP (part of the Mersen Group) offers different series with numerous solder lug variations in this product area. The fully welded design increases the life of the capacitors. "There are two basic types of solder lugs or solder pins: with closed and open eyes", explains André Tausche, Managing Director of FTCAP. "The difference is that in the second version the cable can be fed through the eye. But we also offer numerous variations within these two categories. This allows us to offer customers maximum flexibility in connecting the cable." In addition to the extensive product range, solder lug capacitors from FTCAP feature a fully welded design: The life of these capacitors is much longer than that of riveted models. FTCAP electrolytic capacitors with solder lugs provide reliable solutions with high energy density, which in turn allows high discharge currents. Potential areas of application for solder lug capacitors include switch-mode power supplies, computers, industrial electronics, and drive systems.

Introduction to Engineering
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-01-08

"Our aim was to inspire children's interest in the technical world," explains Peter Fenkl. The Door-Opener Day of the "Show with the Mouse" is held every year when hundreds of German institutions and companies open their doors to children. "As a specialist in quiet and efficient fans and electric motors, Ziehl-Abegg was putting the focus of the 2019 Door-Opener Day on its core area of expertise, the electric motor", says the CEO.
The "Show with the Mouse" doesn't aim to be just an "Open Day" – the intention instead is to provide children with glimpses behind the scenes and – as far as possible – enable them to make something themselves. Roughly 100 children between 9 and 12 year came to Ziehl-Abegg in Derrimut (Australia), Singapore (Asia), Johannesburg (South Africa), Cajamar (Brazil), Greensboro (USA) and Kupferzell (Germany). They all built an electric motor. Project manager Sophie Grill emphasises that this international action goes hand in hand with the company's development: "We started selling our products on the international markets in 1972, then 'internationalised' our production and subsequently brought the successful model of dual training to France, Hungary, Brazil and the USA – making an international Door-Opener Day for the "Show with the Mouse" the next logical step."

High Voltage Molded Power Inductors
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  • 2020-01-07

Coilcraft has expanded its XEL Family of molded power inductors to include three higher-voltage series: the XEL401xV, XEL4020V and XEL4030V. All three offer operating voltage ratings of 120 V, 50% higher than the standard versions. They also offer exceptionally low DC resistance and ultra-low AC losses for greater power converter efficiency at high frequencies (2 to 5+ MHz) and high ripple current. XEL40xxV Family inductors measure just 4.0 x 4.0 mm with a maximum height of 3.2 mm and feature a rugged, composite construction that provides magnetic shielding and minimizes audible buzzing. The XEL401xV Series is available in six inductance values from 92 to 780 nH, with current ratings up to 24.0 Amps. The XEL4020V Series has 10 values from 0.08 to 2.2 µH and current ratings up to 33.2 Amps. The XEL4030V Series is offered in 13 values from 0.10 to 6.8 µH and current ratings up to 30.0 Amps. All models offer soft saturation characteristics to withstand high current spikes. They are qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 1 (-40°C to +125°C) standards and exhibit no thermal aging issues, making them ideal for automotive and other harsh-environment applications. They also feature RoHS-compliant, tin-silver-over-copper terminations and are halogen free.

IC Design Center on All About Circuits
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  • 2020-01-07

EETech is pleased to unveil the newest addition to All About Circuits (AAC), the IC Design Center for IP Cores. This IC Design Center comes on the heels of AAC's recent redesign and will provide new, in-depth resources for IC Design experts and novices alike. Recognizing that IC design information is often challenging without widely available technical resources, EETech looked to the experts to bring this industry-leading IC Design Center to life. "Expanding to IC design has allowed us to work with specialists in the field to provide engineers with high-level, extremely accurate information built by their peers," says Kate Smith, Director of Digital Content for EETech. "With their help, we have created an accessible, comprehensive, and in-depth repository of information for IC designers." The IC Design Center provides up-to-date, open-source technical content, design tools, and more that will speak to engineers at any level of IC design. With the support of AAC's strong EE community, the addition of the IC Design Center continues to fulfill the needs of engineers looking to expand their IC design knowledge. In addition to content, designers will also have access to a vast open-source library of IP cores to aid in the IC design process. 

AC/DC Modules Meet ecodesign Specifications
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  • 2020-01-07

Dengrove Electronic Components is now stocking the RECOM RAC04-K/277 AC/DC 4-Watt power modules, which meet the latest EU ErP Lot 6 ecodesign specifications for standby and off-mode that apply to industrial and consumer products. Able to supply short-term overloads of up to 150%, the modules are a cost-effective solution for powering industry 4.0 and industrial automation, IoT and smart-building devices, and household appliances. With a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +90°C with power derating, and able to operate at up to 5000 metres altitude, RAC04-K/277 modules can be deployed in stressful environments. The series offers a choice of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V and 24V output voltage and the full-load output power is available from -40°C to 75°C. Ease of use is another strength of the RAC04-K/277 series. No external components are needed to configure a fully functioning AC/DC converter with 80-305V AC input range and a wide margin to class-B emissions requirements. Fully encapsulated in a 36mm x 26.5mm x 17.4mm 6-pin case, the modules are convenient and compact for use in space-constrained applications. The RAC04-K/277 series meets high safety standards, with reinforced class II isolation rating for floating outputs and certified according to IEC/EN/UL/CSA 62368-1 for IT and AV equipment, EN 60335 for household appliances, and EN 61010 for measurement control and laboratory use.

Global Distribution Partnership
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  • 2020-01-07

Digi-Key Electronics announced that it has expanded its product portfolio by signing a global distribution partnership with Anderson Power Products (APP). The partnership will provide Digi-Key customers with worldwide, 24-hour availability of APP's high-quality interconnect solutions. "We are excited about our new partnership with Digi-Key Electronics, and the ability to offer our leading power interconnect solutions to their customer base," said William Estes, general manager at APP. "Anderson Power's vision is to be the leading quality power interconnect solution provider, and this partnership enables us to reach the electronic design engineers that are developing next generation products and solutions." APP is a leader in developing high-quality, low-cost, power interconnect solutions for several industries, including back up power systems, electrical recreational vehicles, uninterruptible power supply systems, telecommunications, high technology devices and alternative energy solutions. "Digi-Key looks forward to expanding our portfolio with APP's versatile high-power, quality interconnect products to customers worldwide. APP has a substantial number of power interconnect products that will allow Digi-Key to offer new solutions to high power designs that we have not been able to in the past," said David Stein, vice president, global supplier management at Digi-Key.

Automotive Display Power Management IC
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-07

Designers of automotive electronic systems can now increase the number of displays per vehicle while reducing design complexity by using the MAX16923 4-output display power IC with watchdog timer from Maxim Integrated Products. By replacing four or five discrete ICs with a single power management solution, the MAX16923 significantly shrinks solution size and makes it easier for automotive designers to increase the number of displays from two to five per vehicle, or even more. The number of automotive displays per vehicle continues to grow as OEMs seek to make cars more attractive with advanced instrument clusters, infotainment, heads-up displays, center displays, rear-seat entertainment and smart mirror applications. Designers struggle with the complexity of adding these screens because the required power supply circuitry competes for space with a myriad of other electronic systems inside the car. The MAX16923 offers high integration with four power rails, featuring both a high-voltage and low-voltage buck converter, a high-voltage and low-voltage low-dropout (LDO) regulator, electromagnetic interference (EMI) mitigation and a watchdog timer in a single IC. Its high level of integration can reduce an automotive power solution from four or five ICs down to one chip, without making the temperature rise significantly.

Power Supplies Suitable for Medical Applications
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-06

Components Bureau extends its range of Medical power supplies from Cosel, the PCA Series AC-DC Power Supplies are available. The PCA series comprises of 3 models offering power range from 300W - 1000W and meets 2MOPP, EN60601-1 certification. It comes packaged in 89mm x 41mm x 152mm (without terminal block and screw). Average efficiency up to 93% with an operating temperature of -20°C ~ 70°C. Input range 85-264V AC and output voltages 5V, 12V, 15V, 24V, 32V & 48V. The PCA series key features include -only 1U high full function power supply, remote on/off, various alarms, constant current operation, parallel/redundancy operation, EN & UL approved and comes with 5 years warranty. Other features include low leakage current (<0.5mA), Output voltage adjustable close to 0V, 1U High, Low Noise Fan and Communication Function.

Hybrid Surge Protective Device
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  • 2020-01-06

Bourns, Inc. announced the Bourns Model 1202 Series. This Type 1 hardwired hybrid surge protective device (SPD) is designed for AC infrastructure applications. Bourns engineers have combined the company's fast-responding Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) technology with its low leakage Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technology to deliver a device that provides consistent, long-life, reliable and enhanced protection performance. The Model 1202 Series employs a full multi-mode protection scheme that can be utilized in line-to-line, line-to-neutral and neutral-to-ground configurations. The innovative hybrid design uses the GDT to isolate the MOV from the line voltage thus shielding it from transients and temporary overvoltage spikes that can potentially damage the MOV over time. The GDT's ultra-low leakage also helps to reduce damage due to watt loss heating. The Model 1202 has a nominal current rating of 10 kA and a short circuit current rating of 25 kA. The device's LED indicators provide visual indication when the surge protector encounters any situation that requires its internal safety fusing to activate. In addition, the Series is IP66/NEMA 4x rated and can be used indoors or outdoors. As a Type-1 SPD, the Model 1202 requires no external line fusing or circuit breaker, and can be placed on the line side of the main service disconnect.

Smart Driver IC for Battery Powered DC Motors
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-01-06

TRINAMIC Motion Control announces the TMC7300, a low-voltage driver for one DC motor up to 2A peak, or two DC motors up to 2.4A peak. Operating on a single or dual Li-Ion cell or at least 2 AA batteries, the TMC7300 is optimal for battery-operated equipment such as IoT and handheld devices, printers and POS applications, toys, cameras, and mobile medical devices. Thanks to an integrated direct bridge, the chip can also be used to control solenoids, relays, and other actuators. Despite the small form factor – a QFN of 3x3 mm² with 20 pins in total, the TMC7300 scores with a high power density using integrated power MOSFETs and a complete integrated DC motor control logic. As such, it can control velocity and limit torque, or be used in torque-controlled operation. Michael Randt, Founder, and CEO of the Hamburg, Germany based company, explains: "By rolling out our new family of driver ICs for battery-powered applications, we want to stimulate innovation. We want to fuel the imagination of engineers around the world by giving them the tools needed to develop new applications and turn proven concepts into portable devices that are convenient to use for both consumers and professionals."

Adding Resistors to Passive Components Portfolio
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-01-06

Exxelia announced that it has completed the acquisition of Micropen Technologies Corporation. Micropen is a designer and manufacturer of high technology resistors, known under the Ohmcraft brand, serving the medical, defense, space and industrial markets. Micropen also manufactures with the same technology unique special sensors dedicated to the medical and security markets. Established in 1982 in Honeoye Falls, NY, Micropen Technologies has developed a unique process to print critical functional materials, such as conductive electrodes, precious metals, on various planar or 3D substrates, such as ceramic, plastic and others. This patented system is the core technology for the design and manufacture of Ohmcraft complete line of resistors as well as some of the world's most innovative monitoring & stimulating medical sensors. "We are very excited to welcome Micropen's talented, engaged and committed team, and very proud to add Micropen's unique technology under our already extensive portfolio of highly-engineered passive components and sensors. Thanks to this unrivaled process, Exxelia gains a foothold in the high-rel resistors world and enhances its ability to serve as a key product solution provider to customers with mission-critical applications", said Paul Maisonnier, Chief Executive Officer of Exxelia.

New Ownership Opens Up Opportunities
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-12-24

Nexperia announced that Wingtech Technology – a Chinese computer and telecom equipment manufacturer – has officially obtained a controlling stake in Nexperia from Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co. Ltd (JAC Capital). Headquartered in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Nexperia will stay an independent company, operating under Dutch law, and with the same management team, led by CEO Frans Scheper. The new ownership comes as Nexperia is experiencing a very successful period, significantly out-performing the market, launching more new products and with an expanded manufacturing capacity of more than 90 billion parts annually. Automotive is a key industry from Nexperia, and the company is increasing its already-burgeoning portfolio of AEC Q100/101-qualified parts. The company also leads in the consumer, communications and industrial markets. It continues to innovate with compelling new products that are efficient in power, size and performance. Comments CEO Frans Scheper: "Expanding our business in China has been one of our main goals since we launched in 2017. The change of ownership is another step that confirms we are on the right track and it will open up new opportunities for Nexperia, like 5G and related sectors. We have ambitious growth plans and will continue to invest to support both new technologies and expanded capacity at our worldwide facilities."

Strengthening Presence in Specialty Chemicals
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-12-22

Mersen has announced the acquisition of GAB Neumann, a specialist in the design, manufacture and sale of graphite and silicon carbide (SiC) heat exchangers for the chemicals market. Éric Guajioty, Group Vice President, Advanced Materials, said: "We are delighted to welcome the GAB Neumann teams to Mersen. Their extensive and recognized expertise will help the Group strengthen its footprint in anti-corrosion equipment across German-speaking Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). The addition of their annular groove graphite and silicon carbide heat exchangers to our product portfolio also makes Mersen a unique and central player in exchangers and solutions for today's high value-added pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals markets." The acquisition will enable Mersen to strengthen its position in the chemicals market in Germany – particularly in the replacement segment – and provide its customers around the world with an enriched offer of products and services. A family-owned company based in Maulburg in the state of Baden-Württemberg in south-west Germany, GAB Neumann was founded in 1965 and has 45 employees. It will join the Advanced Materials segment and will contribute around €10 million to annual Group sales. The transaction, which is subject to the approval of the German anti-trust authorities, is expected to be finalized in early 2020.

Cooling Solutions
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-20

The Power Electronics Solutions (PES) Group of the Rogers Corporation is presenting two product expansions from the curamik cooler product family. The two water-cooled laser diode coolers efficiently derive the heat from powerful laser diodes on the smallest surfaces, improve performance efficiency and extend the lifespan. curamik CoolPerformance Plus coolers are manufactured for outstanding cooling performance from OFHC copper and a highly conductive ceramic substrate, which, in combination, produces a precisely controllable coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE). In addition to curamik CoolPerformance / Plus, the material-based laser and photonics cooling solutions curamik CoolPower / Plus and curamik CoolEasy will also be shown. curamik CoolPower / Plus coolers are produced from several layers of pure copper. The coolers are manufactured in the unique curamik bonding process in order to achieve hermetic, multi-layer structures without solder or additional adhesive layers. The curamik cooling solutions are also used for cooling high-performance LED and Lidar applications.

Current Transducers Packaged with Power Analyzers
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-20

Danisense has announced that HBM Test and Measurement will offer customers a packaged solution of its power analyzer together with a Danisense current transducer. The combination will make it more convenient and simpler for customers to use the best available equipment. HBM will label the current sensors included in the package, 'powered by Danisense'. Its eDrive power analyzer acquires mechanical signals (e.g. torque, vibration, temperatures) and electrical signals (current, voltage) simultaneously, helping designers to better understand the electric drive and its losses in minutes rather than days, which is important for the optimisation of the drive as well as the increase in efficiency. In contrast to conventional power analyzers, HBM´s eDrive offers data acquisition and analysis capabilities in addition to power measurement. When paired with a high-accuracy, high reliability, wide-bandwidth Danisense current transducer (compatible models range from 50A to 1200A), the solution is a perfect fit for the electric vehicle market. Comments Loic Moreau, Sales & Marketing Director, Danisense A/S: "The HBM solution is a powerful tool for the automotive market, enabling the collection and analysis of lots of data from diverse sensors. We are excited to partner with HBM to deliver a convenient, high-performance T&M solution, available from one source."

Expansion of Network in North America
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-12-19

Asahi Kasei America has opened an office in Novi, Michigan, to strengthen its marketing function in North America, mainly in the automotive field. In the Asahi Kasei Group's medium-term management initiative "Cs+ for Tomorrow 2021," mobility is identified as a priority field for provision of value in the Material business sector. In North America, Asahi Kasei manufactures and sells car interior materials, compound resins, and battery separators, and sells electronic components as well as provides technical support to customers in the automotive industry. Many Asahi Kasei products have been adopted by major automobile manufacturers in the region. The major American automobile manufacturers called the "Big Three" have their headquarters in the Detroit area, and there are also many parts manufacturers located around Novi near Detroit. By concentrating the company's automotive marketing functions at the center of the industry, Asahi Kasei will continue to propose innovative products that meet rapidly changing market needs. In addition to mobility, there are many other potential growth fields in North America. To accelerate new business creation, Asahi Kasei America will continue to strengthen its marketing function in collaboration with the Marketing & Innovation unit of Asahi Kasei Corp. which was established in April 2019.

IGBT for 900 A Power Rating
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-18

Infineon introduced the IGBT7 chip for its Easy housing platform in March. Now it is taking the state-of-the-art TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 to the arena of medium power: in the standard industry package EconoDUAL 3. In this chip technology, the 1200 V module provides a leading nominal current of 900 A enabling a 30 percent higher inverter output current for the same frame size compared with the former technology. While specific improvements of the module's chip and housing directly aim at industrial drive applications, it can also be very well implemented in designs for commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles (CAV), servo drives, as well as solar and UPS inverters. Based on the new micro-pattern trench technology, the TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 chip performs with much lower static losses compared to the IGBT4. Its on-state voltage is reduced by up to 30 percent for the same chip area. This brings significant loss reduction in the application, especially for industrial drives, which usually operate at moderate switching frequencies. Additionally, the oscillation behavior and the controllability of the IGBT have been improved. The power modules feature a maximum allowed overload junction temperature of 175°C.

Pre-APEC Power Electronics Capacitor Workshop
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  • Event News
  • 2019-12-18

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring its third annual Capacitors in Power Electronics Workshop. This year's all-day workshop entitled, "How to Choose and Define Capacitor Usage for Emerging Applications," will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, the day before the start of and in the same venue as APEC 2020 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The day-long educational session will consist of morning and afternoon technical lecture presentations and lunchtime interactive technology demonstrations. Opening with a keynote address titled, "Challenges and Requirements on Capacitors for Aircraft Electrification" by Prof. Pat Wheeler of the University of Nottingham, the workshop features presenters from market-leading capacitor manufacturers including KEMET, CDE and Wurth Electronics plus renowned lecturers from universities around the world. The technical lecture sessions will each be followed by a panel Q&A to offer attendees the opportunity to engage with the presenters. This workshop will address the needs of both beginners and advanced designers of DC-DC converters, frequency drives, inverters and other power conversation applications. The agenda addresses application-based challenges on capacitor technologies rising from the introduction of GaN and SiC topologies, the impact of e-mobility and the latest capacitor developments. The impact of market shortages on new developments and possible solutions to overcome actual problems will also be discussed. Capacitor technologies reviewed include supercapacitors, tantalums, polymer horizontal chips, ceramic specialties and the latest film developments.

Joining Partner Program to Reduce Customer Time-to-Market
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-12-18

Innolectric announces that it has joined the STMicroelectronics Partner Program to leverage ST's innovative technology to make its products even more efficient and robust while increasing those products' visibility to ST's customers. In addition, within the ST Partner Program, both partners are collaborating on developing efficient power electronics with a view to the future. For example, the innolectric on-board charger supports vehicle charging internationally, according to current national standards. Beyond this flexible charging capability, charging options range from 22kW AC to over 350kW DC. This "One-Device-Solution" delivers above-average efficiency of >96% with good availability. innolectric products stand for performance and reliability. Tim Karcher, CEO of innolectric AG, said: "For innolectric, the efficiency of our own products is decisive for the success of our customers. The ST Partner Program and close cooperation with STMicroelectronics enable our customers to rely on the most efficient technology for power electronics. In the future, we will continue to work with ST on the development of efficient power electronics to meet the growing demand for eMobility". "The ST Partner Program helps customers' design teams access extra skills and resources to aid engineering development and shorten time-to-market for new products," said Alessandro Maloberti, Partner Ecosystem Director, STMicroelectronics. "By selecting, qualifying, and certifying our program partners, we are taking yet another major step in helping customers accelerate design and development, and ship to market the most robust and efficient products and services."

DC Meters for Charging Infrastructure
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-17

Isabellenhütte presents the first shunt-based, calibration law-compliant DC energy reference meter IEM-DCC-500 for charging infrastructure following the successful completion of the type examination. The DC meters are now available for purchase by manufacturers of charging stations and can be integrated into the designs of their applications. The basis of the type examination certification was the successfully conducted metrological measurement series (accuracy class B), the operation of the software in compliance with calibration law, the corresponding documentation for the customers and institutes, as well as the positive completion of the EMC and environmental impact studies. Andreas Prüfling, Director of the Business Unit Measurement at Isabellenhütte: "We thank PTB Braunschweig for this good collaboration, which has ultimately led us to achieving a solution for the market that complies with calibration law. Simultaneously, we have expanded series production so that the DC meter is now directly available to recharging station manufacturers." The design features integrated current and voltage measurement (500 A and 1,000 V) as well as the calibration law-relevant periphery in a compact housing that is secured against manipulation.

Isolated Silicon Carbide Gate Driver
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-17

With the MAX22701E isolated gate driver from Maxim Integrated designers of high-voltage/high-power systems can improve power supply efficiency by up to 4 percentage points over competitive solutions, reducing power loss and the resulting carbon footprint by 30 percent. The driver IC is intended for use in switch-mode power supplies within industrial communication systems for solar power inverters, motor drives, electric cars, energy storage systems, uninterrupted power supplies, data farms and high-power/high-efficiency power supplies. Many switch-mode power supply applications are adopting wide-bandgap silicon carbide (SiC) transistors to improve power efficiency and transistor reliability. However, the high switching frequency incurs transients that generate noise, which either disrupts operations or requires extensive mitigation. The MAX22701E offers the industry's highest common-mode transient immunity (CMTI) of 300kV/µs typical to deliver industry-leading reliability. CMTI is up to 3x higher than the closest competitor, which results in increased system uptime. Best-in-class driver propagation specs (35ns typical which is 2x lower propagation delay than the closest competitor) and propagation delay matching between the high-side and low-side gate drivers (5ns maximum which is 5x lower than the closest competitor) helps to reduce the transistor's dead time. This, in turn, improves power efficiency up to 4 percentage points.

GaN Used in Power Supplies for Airplanes
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-17

Transphorm confirmed that customer AES Aircraft Elektro/Elektronik System has released its first 650 V GaN-based power supplies. Serving the aviation industry, AES supports customers with various products and services ranging from electrical engineering to certification and testing. The company's Switch Mode Power Supplies are currently used by large CS-25 airplane manufacturers (e.g., Airbus A318-A321, A330, A340, A380 and Boeing B767, B787 VIP aircraft) and use Transphorm's GaN FETs to increase overall system efficiency by more than 10 percent compared to competitive Silicon-based power supply unites (PSUs). The two GaN-based Switch Mode Power Supplies are the PS250X 500 W system and the PS6120 1200 W system. Both products support a 96-130 VAC/360 Hz – 800 Hz input voltage with a 28 VDC continuous power output at 15 amps for the 500 W system and 42 amps for the 1200 W system. Further, AES certified the PS250X and PS6120 as DO-160 compliant-meeting the more than 25-point stringent Standard of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA). This Standard assesses system impact and performance under various external and internal conditions on aircraft-ranging from pressure and temperature to voltage spikes and RF emissions.

Expert to Present at Pan Pacific Microelectronics 2020
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  • People
  • 2019-12-17

Indium Corporation's Dr. Ronald C. Lasky, Senior Technologist, will present at Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2020 (PanPac) in Big Island, Hawaii, USA, February, 10-13, 2020. Tuesday, Feb. 11, Dr. Lasky will chair the Daily Conference Keynote, The Invention of CMOS Image Sensors: A Camera in Every Pocket, and deliver three presentations: Autonomous Vehicles and AI: Status and Future­-questions how far AI technology will go. Dr. Lasky will discuss the current state of autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence projects, where they will be in the next decade, and in 50 years. Weibull Analysis 101: Plotting and Interpretation-offers a guide to the analysis method revered by most reliability professionals. Dr. Lasky will walk attendees through its history and show them how to perform Weibull analysis with software tools, such as Minitab. The Basics of Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs)-examines the basics of TIMs, progress in heat transfer technology, and the classification system for materials selection to meet application requirements.  

Advancing GaN in Electric Vehicles
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  • 2019-12-17

GaN Systems announces that SPARX Group Mirai Creation Fund II has made an investment in GaN Systems. Mirai fund provides capital to companies with the goal of accelerating innovation, Vehicle Electrification being one of the major targets, to generate a "new power" that will shape the future and impact our world. The goals and principles of the fund align well as the automobile industry as a whole is shifting toward a "mobility company" in this once-in-a-century period of profound transformation. "The combination of confidence in our best-in-class device performance, the release of the industry's highest current rated devices, and our device reliability exceeding the AEC-Q101 automotive industry standards, has contributed to more and more automotive OEMs and Tier 1 companies investing in our company and using our devices," said Jim Witham, CEO for GaN Systems. "It's great to see so many automotive companies taking advantage of the benefits of our GaN as the industry shifts from internal combustion engines to Electric Vehicles." "After evaluating a variety of power semiconductor technologies and designs, GaN has emerged as a critical building block for power in automotive applications and our investment in GaN Systems complements our vision to shape the future and impact our world," said Shuhei Abe, President and CEO of SPARX Group.

Donating €12,000 to 'Clean Water for Ghana'
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-12-17

In lieu of Christmas gifts to customers, Vincotech will again donate to the same worthy cause the company had supported during the year. Plan International, an aid organization that Vincotech has been proud to work with over the years, will put this €12,000 grant to good use in the name of the company and its customers. Earmarked for the 'Clean Water for Ghana' project, this funding will help afford people in the country's Eastern, Central and Volta regions better access to drinking water and sanitary facilities. Although Ghana's growing economy is a success story, people in rural areas, especially, have yet to benefit. Just 66 percent of the population has access to drinking water and a scant nine to sanitary facilities. This infrastructural project aims to improve the water and sanitation situation for around 32,000 people by building and renovating 36 water points in communities, schools and health centers, and installing sanitary facilities for some 12,000 boys and girls at 36 schools. Community training on sanitation and sustainable water management goes to help to make these improvements permanent. Eckart Seitter, Senior VP Sales & Marketing at Vincotech, says, "Supporting this kind of project may seem like a drop in a bucket, but lots of droplets make a mighty ocean. We're just happy to be helping people in developing countries help themselves with basic infrastructure and skills they can use to improve local living conditions."

Certified According to IATF 16949
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-12-13

SCHURTER Electronic Components s.r.l. production site in Ilfov, Romania, received the audit certificate according to the automotive standard IATF 16949:2016. This standard of the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) places the highest demands on the system and process quality of a company. The certification attests to the production of components and solutions at the highest quality level. The Automotive Standard IATF 16949:2016 represents one of the strictest and most demanding certifications. SCHURTER has taken this certification of the production site in Romania as a logical step to continuously improve itself. With the certification of the production of electrical circuit boards, entire systems can now also be offered according to IATF. This further development from component supplier to complete solution provider underlines the consistent company orientation. SCHURTER's orientation towards IATF 16949 also serves all SCHURTER customers and is therefore not only important for automotive customers who can benefit from the improved processes.

Rack-Mount Programmable DC Load
  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-12

Elektro-Automatik announces the EA-ELR 10000 30 KW Programmable Electronic Load. The 4U rack-mounted ELR 10000 4U, engineered with advanced SiC power conversion devices, boasts the industry's best power density-requiring as little as half the rack space for the same power output as competing programmable loads. This latest generation ELR combines its high-efficiency programmable DC load with an equally efficient inverter (regenerative) output stage, returning up to 95% of the energy used in the test back to the ac grid. A master-slave bus provides for parallel connection of multiple ELR 10000 units to a maximum input power rating of 1080 KW. The ELR 10000 provides a wide range of programmable functions to simulate complex testing such as electric vehicle traction motors, battery discharge testing, PV simulation per EN 50530 and MPP tracking and others. An FPGA-based function generator with a value table of up to 3,276 points enables creation and operation of load profiles that include sine wave, square wave, sawtooth and ramp functions. The device can easily reproduce non-linear internal resistances such as those of batteries or LED chains. Sequences can be loaded from and saved to a standard USB drive on the front panel.

Accelerometer with Built-In Noise Filtering Function
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-12

ROHM Group company Kionix announced the availability of accelerometers, KX132-1211 and KX134-1211, ideal for high accuracy, low power motion sensing applications in the industrial equipment and consumer wearable markets. In recent years, as factories have begun to save labor costs and increase efficiency, the concept of predictive maintenance for detecting abnormalities before equipment malfunctions has gained broad acceptance. This has increased the need for machine health monitoring along using sensors to detect equipment conditions (i.e. motor vibration). The KX134-1211 is a 3-axis accelerometer optimized for machine condition monitoring. Advanced Data Path (ADP) technology allows noise filtering and sensor signal processing normally carried out by the MCU to be performed by the accelerometer. They contribute to reducing MCU load and power consumption together with improved application performance. In addition, to meet industrial requirements, the sensing frequency and acceleration detection ranges have been increased to 8,500Hz and ±64g, respectively, while supporting operating temperatures up to 105°C. At the same time, the sensor itself consumes less than half the current (0.67µA in low power mode) compared to conventional products. Additional features include Wake Up and Back to Sleep functions that contribute to lower power consumption, enabling sensing operation in battery-equipped wearable devices.

Surface-Mountable Rechargeable Batteries
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  • 2019-12-12

The surface-mountable, rechargeable solid-state battery produced by TDK Corporation is now available from TTI, Inc. The TDK CeraCharge range merges aspects of lithium-ion battery and multilayer ceramic capacitor technologies to produce an all-ceramic, solid-state rechargeable cell suitable for reflow soldering. The parts can be used as backup batteries for real-time clock circuits, to store energy for Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as beacons and energy-harvesting systems, and as sub-batteries that smooth out voltage and current variations in wearable devices. The TDK CeraCharge parts use lithium-based ceramic oxides to form both the electrolyte and the inner electrode of the battery, and copper to collect the resultant charge and route it to the external electrodes. The parts therefore combine the benefits of lithium ion batteries with the safety and manufacturing advantages of ceramic multilayer components. The all ceramic-structure of the CeraCharge batteries means that they cannot leak, burn or explode, and will work over wide operating temperature ranges and even in a vacuum. The parts are compatible with reflow soldering processes, surface mountable, and embeddable. They are available in EIA case sizes. The CeraCharge 1812 is just 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.1 mm, and weighs 40 mg. It has a nominal operating voltage of 1.5 V, a nominal capacity of 100 µAh, and a nominal discharge current of 20 µA.

ECPE Events
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  • Event News
  • 2019-12-12

• ECPE Workshop 'Power Semiconductor Robustness - What Kills Power Devices?'
13 January (afternoon) - 14 January 2020, Munich, Germany

• ECPE Tutorial 'Drivers and Control Circuitry for IGBTs and MOSFETs'
18 - 19 February 2020, Barcelona, Spain

• ECPE Workshop 'Magnetic Components in Power Electronics'
19 - 20 February 2020, Grenoble, France

• ECPE Tutorial 'EMC in Power Electronics'
22 - 23 June 2020, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Pre-APEC Power Magnetics at High-Frequency Workshop
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  • Event News
  • 2019-12-12

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring the fifth high-frequency magnetics workshop, "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency," on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The workshop will be conducted on the day before and in the same venue as APEC 2020 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. This day-long event will continue the focus on identifying the latest improvements in magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication, evaluation and characterization techniques and modelling and simulation tools to satisfy the technical expectations and requirements of higher application frequencies. This year's workshop will address two specific issues of interest: improving models of power magnetic components based on characterization and performance data and associating then advantages of different winding techniques for different applications. The target audiences for this workshop include anyone working to achieve higher power densities, low profile aspect ratio, higher efficiencies and improved thermal performance. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available to workshop attendees. Previous workshops have completely sold out, so individuals interested in attending this year's event are encouraged to register early.

AC/DC Modules Meet Ecodesign Specifications
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  • 2019-12-11

Dengrove Electronic Components is now stocking the smallest 3-Watt AC/DC power modules on the market, the RECOM RAC3 series meeting the latest European ErP Lot 6 ecodesign specifications for standby and off mode. With a footprint only 28.5mm x 23.5mm, and 17.9mm high, the RAC3 series delivers full-load power from -40°C to 60°C, and 2 Watts up to 80°C. in addition to their small size, ErP Lot 6 compliance makes the modules suitable for automation, industry 4.0, IoT, household, and home-automation applications worldwide. International safety certifications include UL/IEC/EN62368-1 and IEC/EN60335-1, easing approval of industrial, domestic, and IT equipment. An IECEE CB Report is also available, which simplifies conformity assessment in CB Scheme member countries. The RAC03 series also simplifies equipment design, with features including reinforced insulation that meets IEC Class-II protection requirements and electromagnetic emissions significantly inside the class-B limits without the addition of an external filter. The family comprises six single-output models that feature a universal 85V-264V AC input and present a choice of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V, 18V, or 24V output. All units come with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

Readout System for Large Arrays of Quantum Dots
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-12-11

Leti and its research partners have demonstrated a potentially scalable readout technique that could be fast enough for high-fidelity measurements in large arrays of quantum dots. The international research team reported its work on developing a toolkit on a SOI MOSFET-based prototyping platform that enables fast reading of the states of charge and spin. The study explored two gate-based reflectometry readout systems for probing charge and spin states in linear arrangements of MOS split-gate-defined arrays of quantum dots. The first system gives the exact number of charges entering the array and can help to initialize it. It can also read spin states, albeit in relatively small arrays. The second one gives the spin state in any quantum dot regardless of the array length, but is not useful for tracking charge number. Both readout schemes can be used complementarily in large arrays. The study's findings "bear significance for fast, high-fidelity, single-shot readout of large arrays of foundry-compatible Si MOS spin qubits," the paper notes. "The short-term efforts for our team going forward will be a joint optimization to increase speed and reliability of the readouts," said CEA-Leti's Louis Hutin, lead author on the paper. "The longer-term goal is to transfer this know-how on a larger scale and to less conventional architectures, featuring an optimized topology for error correction."

Fully Integrated Power-Management IC
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-09

With features including four DC/DC buck converters, a boost DC/DC converter, and six low-dropout regulators (LDOs), the STMicroelectronics STPMIC1 power-management IC (PMIC) satisfies the complex power demands of highly integrated application-processor based systems. The chip is optimized as a companion PMIC for ST's STM32MP1 heterogeneous multicore microprocessors, which target a broad range of applications by integrating single or dual Arm Cortex-A7 and Cortex-M4 cores, an optional 3D graphics processing unit, and rich digital and analog peripherals. More than simply saving board space and BOM cost, compared to arranging the same number of power rails using discrete components, the STPMIC1 also provides power-rail monitoring and protection, handles power-up/down sequencing, and meets the ST32MP1 accuracy and settling-time specifications. ST Authorized Partner Octavo Systems has utilized the STM32MP1 and STPMIC1 to create the OSD32MP1x family of microprocessor system-in-package (SiP) devices, which occupy a footprint up to 64% smaller than an equivalent system implemented with discrete components while also addressing engineering challenges such as power sequencing. In addition to supplying power rails for the microprocessor unit (MPU) and external system components, the STPMIC1 also provides a DDR memory reference voltage, a 500mA USB OTG power switch, and a general-purpose power switch. An I2C interface and additional pins allow the MPU to manage the PMIC.

PCS for Photovoltaic Power Generation
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-12-09

Since Japan introduced a feed-in tariff (FIT) system in 2012, the generated electricity has mainly been sold, but recently there has been an increase in the use of electricity by companies that generated it for their own production activities, and the need for photovoltaic power generation for self-consumption is increasing. For such self-consumption, power generators are often installed on the rooftops of factories and other buildings. There is demand to reduce the weight of power conditioning sub-systems (PCS) and other ancillary equipment to facilitate transport and installation. Fuji Electric has recently launched a medium-capacity PCS line suitable for self-consumption that achieves the world's lightest weight in the 30 to 50 kVA capacity range. FE has achieved a conversion efficiency of 98.6%, the industry's highest level, using its own power semiconductors. The company aims to increase orders landed in Southeast Asia, where photovoltaic power generation for self-consumption is being introduced because of the preferential tax system. It is currently obtaining product certification in the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. In general, forced air cooling with fans is adopted in order to cool the heat generated by the power loss of the mounted power semiconductors. This product uses FE's SiC power semiconductors to reduce the loss, and in combination with the optimum distribution of power semiconductors, it has made natural air cooling (fanless structure) possible. This has enabled long-term maintenance-free operation of 10 years, thereby improving customer convenience.

Automotive DC/DC Converter
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-09

MORNSUN launched a SMD DC/DC converter module CFB0505XT-1WR3 which is specifically designed for automotive applications. This module meets automotive EMC standards and AEC-Q100 requirements. Besides, CFB0505XT-1WR3 features compact size, 3000VAC/4200VDC high isolation voltage, operating temperature range of -40? ~+105?, which make it ideal for automotive applications with efficiency up to 82% and output continuous short-circuit protection.

eBook on Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-06

Mouser Electronics announces an eBook in collaboration with Bourns, exploring new components, technologies, and strategies for the design and development of electric vehicles. In Electrification of the Vehicle, subject matter experts from Mouser and Bourns provide detailed explanations of concepts and products, including shunt resistors, inductor designs for on-board chargers, and the use of inductors and current sense resistors to reduce automotive emissions. Citing industry surveys and industry projections, Electrification of the Vehicle predicts growing adoption of electric vehicles throughout the United States. To keep pace with increasing numbers of electric vehicles, significant strides must be made in the development of charging infrastructure. The eBook highlights some of the most pressing challenges relating to electric vehicles and charging stations, providing in-depth guides to potential technical solutions and useful products. The new eBook from Mouser and Bourns incorporates detailed information on products such as the Bourns Model CSM2F Series of shunt resistors. Available in three footprint sizes, the CSM2F series delivers accurate current sense measurements in high-energy storage applications. Bourns' useful guide highlights the key elements of each transistor in the series.

Powder Alloy Material
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-04

For designers targeting superior efficiency and who need inductors with the lowest losses at high frequency, Magnetics has developed a breakthrough powder alloy material: Kool Mµ Hƒ. Kool Mµ Hƒ is a sendust powder alloy similar to Kool Mµ, Magnetics' economical power inductor material, and Kool Mµ MAX, which offers superior DC bias under current loading. With the availability of Kool Mµ Hƒ, engineers have a third option when considering a Kool Mµ core inductor, an option which optimizes for best AC core loss at any frequency. Kool Mµ Hƒ was derived from the growing need for efficient power inductors in GaN and SiC power supplies. Although customer demand influenced a target operating range of 200-500 kHz, Kool Mµ Hƒ losses are dramatically improved at all frequencies. Kool Mµ Hƒ displays improved losses as high as 2-3 MHz for high efficiency inductors while matching MPP (molypermalloy powder) losses at traditional lower frequencies (20-200 kHz). Therefore, Kool Mµ Hƒ can be attractive for any high efficiency power supply design, not only those using GaN and SiC switching at high frequency. Kool Mµ Hf is currently available in permeabilities of 26 and 60 and in standard toroid sizes up to 40 mm diameter. Additional permeabilities and larger cores are in development for release later this year. AL values, dimensions, coatings, and dielectric guarantees for Kool Mµ Hƒ are the same as both Kool Mµ and Kool Mµ MAX.

1200 V Single-Die E-Mode GaN Power Devices
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-04

GaN Power International has achieved an important milestone in the development of high-voltage GaN power devices. After introducing its first lateral EMODE GaN power transistor (GPIHV15DK), a 1200V/15A device in a TO252 package, this past summer, the company more recently released a second GaN FET (GPIHV30DDP5L) at 1200V/30A in a TO263-5. This latest development indicates that GaN Power's success in producing a 1200V GaNFET was no accident and that 1200V GaN can be scaled to higher current/power. With their excellent dV/dt handling capability, 1200V GaNFETs are suitable for PV, motor drive and automotive applications. It was commonly believed that high voltage discrete power devices (> 1000V) were exclusive domains of silicon (Si) IGBT and silicon carbide (SiC) (both vertical devices) until GaNPower recently proved otherwise. All previous GaN devices with BV higher than 600V were made of a DMODE cascode with two or more chips copackaged, and with compromised switching performance. GaNPower International is the first company to offer devices rated at 1200V using single die enhancement mode technology. The lateral device has an actual breakdown at about 1500V and it is being rated at 1200V with sufficient safety margin. GaNPower is presently offering these 1200V engineering samples with 100mOhm (15A) and 60mOhm (30A) ratings.

Modular Power Supply Series
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-04

TDK Corporation announces the addition of the SA modules to the 550 to 2000W TDK-Lambda branded QM series of AC-DC modular power supplies. The SA modules are available with 5V /15A, 12V /12.5A, 15V /10A and 24V /6.25A outputs and offer a cost-effective solution for low power output requirements. The SA module's patented loop control design uses a digital controller and TDK-Lambda developed algorithms. Phase mode control provides higher stability across a wider range of operating conditions. This enhances the output response to sudden load changes, with a faster and improved recovery. The use of a digital controller enables a reduction in component count of 40%. Using TDK-Lambda's online Quick Product Finder will automatically optimise the most suitable modules to generate the most cost-effective solution for a customer requirement, and provides a choice of signals, leakage current and standby voltages. Upon entering the desired output voltages and currents, the configurator will automatically produce a short 7-digit code for easy order placement. All models in the QM series feature low acoustic noise and full MOPPs isolation. With medical and industrial safety certifications, the QM series addresses a wide range of applications, including BF rated medical equipment, test and measurement, broadcast, communications and renewable energy applications.

Buck-Boost High-Efficiency DC/DC Converter
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recom-power.com/newsroom
  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-04

The recently introduced RECOM RBBA3000 buck-boost, non-isolated, DC/DC converter features a maximum of 3kW of output power rating in a industry-standard half brick baseplate-cooled package. Input range is 9-60VDC and the output voltage and maximum current can be user-programmed from 0-60VDC and 0-50A respectively. Programming can be via a single resistor or by an externally applied voltage. A particular feature is that the buck-boost topology utilised allows the output voltage to be set lower or higher than the input voltage. With its excellent 98% conversion efficiency, the RBBA3000 provides a full power over an operating temperature of -40 up to +85°C when appropriately cooled. The load current can be monitored from a current share pin which can also be used to parallel two modules to provide up to 100A output with active load balancing. The converter complies with EMC standard EN55024 and also EN 55032 class A and B with an external filter. Typical applications for the product are 48V to 24V or 12V to 24V battery power conversion, electric vehicle voltage regulators, battery voltage stabilisers or high power laboratory DC power supplies. "The RECOM RBBA3000 has a great combination of high efficiency, power density and functionality" commented Steve Roberts, CTO of RECOM, "It's also backed by our two-year warranty for peace of mind".

Multifaceted Conference Program
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  • Event News
  • 2019-12-04

Parallel to the international EMV trade fair, the conference in Cologne from 17 - 19 March 2020 will offer a varied program of current developments and research findings as well as the basics of electromagnetic compatibility. The participants can look forward to three days of conference with 66 highly relevant scientific contributions in German. In addition, they will be offered three hours of compact basic knowledge as well as user and practice-oriented content in 20 parallel workshops in German and English. In their lectures, 90 speakers from industry and science will convey current knowledge on the entire spectrum of electromagnetic compatibility, such as legal regulations, 5G, measuring and interference suppression for motor vehicles, but also basic principles. They represent numerous institutions such as BMW AG, Miele & Cie. KG, SGS Germany GmbH, EMC Test NRW, AUDI AG, TDK Electronics AG, Otto-von-Guericke University, Robert Bosch GmbH, University of Stuttgart and many more. The experts will provide a platform for discussions and will be available to answer participants' questions. "The EMV Conference in Cologne offers EMC experts the opportunity to get ideas and suggestions from users and specialists in personal contact. The program committee has again compiled interesting and varied conference lectures. The workshops also offer newcomers a good opportunity to acquire or refresh basic knowledge," comments committee chair Prof. Heyno Garbe from Leibniz University Hannover, summarizing the program.

Deputy Director of the European Technical Center
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rohm.com/news
  • People
  • 2019-12-03

As of September 1st, 2019, ROHM Semiconductor appointed Mr. Andreas Thamm as new Deputy Director of the European Technical Center (EUTC). Andreas Thamm has more than 20 years of experience in high-tech companies, where he held various positions in engineering and management. The European Technical Center provides customer support excellence through specialized FAEs that assist customers from product selection, to response on technical questions, to system-level design support. "It is a critical interface between customer requirements and product development in Japan," comments Toshimitsu Suzuki, President ROHM Semiconductor Europe. "The appointment of Andreas Thamm underlines the importance of the European market for ROHM. His expertise in industrial automation and his international experience in segment marketing will certainly help to focus on the products of our local customers and to pass on the needs of the industry to our engineering departments in order to emphasize products for the European market." "ROHM Semiconductor is a technology leader in power management applications for growth markets such as Industry 4.0, Smart Home or ADAS and supports its customers in successfully achieving their development goals," says Andreas Thamm. "I see great growth potential in the industrial sector in Europe. My mission is to contribute to this growth by further expanding the EUTC's system and application-oriented customer service."

Capacitors for Space Constrained Applications
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-02

KEMET Corporation has launched a range of surface mount device (SMD) safety certified multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for use in mains powered applications. The CAS series addresses widespread demand for miniaturization without compromising performance by offering higher capacitance, smaller overall size, and simplified assembly versus existing leaded disc devices, which represent the majority of safety-certified ceramic capacitors currently on the market. According to market research*, the overall power supply sector is expected to grow to US $34.92 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2018 to 2023. Within this, AC/DC power conversion is considered the largest and fastest growing type of power supply owing to its increasingly wide range of uses and applications. KEMET's CAS series of SMD MLCCs offers important design and production benefits versus leaded disc devices for AC line filtering in this significant and expanding market. To satisfy industry and consumer demand for portable solutions, PCB real estate for electronics and power delivery systems continues to shrink as designers put more functionality in smaller spaces. Commonly used safety certified leaded disc components are bulky compared with KEMET's CAS series SMD MLCCs and are often not suitable for applications with restricted spaces in which filtering circuitry needs to be placed.

High Current AC Harmonic Filter Capacitors
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-12-02

Cornell Dubilier announced that it now offers 85 Ampere RMS ratings and numerous other enhancements to its PC series of AC harmonic filter capacitors. The series improvements include UL recognized construction and an internal pressure interrupter system that has passed the rigors of UL testing to ensure fail-open performance under high current fault conditions. The higher current ratings improve the capacitor's ability to handle the high levels of harmonic content encountered in inverter AC input and output filtering applications. The series is typically networked with inductors to filter out undesirable harmonics in both single-phase and three-phase AC power systems. As a two-terminal capacitor device, multiple PC series capacitors can be connected in delta or wye configurations to achieve the reactive power and harmonic tuning needed to filter out the unwanted frequencies. The presence of multiple harmonics puts additional stress on capacitors in the form of self-heating. The PC series is designed with robust terminations and low equivalent series resistance (ESR), to minimize heating. The service life objective of the PC series is 60,000 hours when operated at full rated voltage and a case hot spot of 70 °C.

Acquisition of Silicon Carbide Wafer Specialist
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-12-02

STMicroelectronics announced the closing of the full acquisition of Swedish silicon carbide (SiC) wafer manufacturer Norstel AB. ST exercised its option to acquire the remaining 45% stake, following the initial transaction announced in February 2019. The total consideration for the acquisition of Norstel was $137.5 million, funded with available cash.  "At a time of constrained global capacity for silicon carbide, the full acquisition of Norstel will strengthen our internal SiC ecosystem: it will boost our flexibility, allow us to control better the improvement of yield and quality of the wafers, and support our long-term silicon carbide roadmap and business," said Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics. "This acquisition comes in addition to wafer supply agreements signed with third parties, with the overall goal to secure the required level of wafers to manufacture MOSFET and diodes for the automotive and industrial customer programs that will ramp up over the next years." Norstel will be fully integrated into ST's global R&D and manufacturing operations. It will continue growing its activities covering both the production of 150mm bare and epitaxial silicon carbide wafers and R&D on 200mm production as well as, more broadly, on wide bandgap materials.

APPLAUSE – an ECSEL Joint Undertaking Project
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-11-28

Würth Elektronik is part of a consortium of 31 European electronics packaging, optics and photonics key players, leading equipment suppliers and testing experts launched a new project, "Advanced packaging for photonics, optics and electronics for low cost manufacturing in Europe," simply called APPLAUSE. The project fosters the European semiconductor value chain by building new tools, methods and processes for high volume manufacturing. The 34M€ total budget for the three-year project is co-funded by Horizon 2020 and national funding agencies and industries, as a part of the Electronics Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU). The APPLAUSE project is an innovation activity (IA) of the European Commission in the field of electronics research. The APPLAUSE project is coordinated by ICOS Vision Systems N.V. (Belgium), a division of KLA Corporation, and has partners from 11 countries, including 10 large enterprises, 11 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and 10 research and technology organisations. "In addition to achieving the overall goals of APPLAUSE, Würth Elektronik has focused on further developments in the areas of electronic packaging and individual sensor systems", explains Dr. Jan Kostelnik, Head of Research and Development at Würth Elektronik Circuit Board Technology (CBT). The topics will be piloted in six use cases, each having an industrial end user.

50 and 60 mm Modules for Drives and UPS Applications
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-11-27

Infineon Technologies Bipolar has expanded its product portfolio of thyristor/diode modules. The new Prime Block 50 mm modules feature solder bond technology and the 60 mm modules pressure contact technology. They are designed for highest performance when the desired current exceeds 600 A for a 60 mm footprint or 330 A for a 50 mm footprint. This avoids the paralleling of modules when this is not an option. Prime Block modules are a perfect fit for industrial AC and DC drives as well as for rectifiers and bypasses in UPS. The modules have been optimized for better thermal resistance and higher operational temperatures to push their performance beyond the existing limits. As a result, the Prime Block achieves the highest power density in its respective footprint while maintaining the well-known reliability, which leads to an outstanding lifetime. The pressure contact modules in general provide best-in-class blocking stability, the solder bond modules fully undergo an X-ray monitoring after the soldering process. The variant in the 60 mm standard housing comes in the topologies thyristor/thyristor and thyristor/diode with a blocking voltage of either 1600 V or 2200 V and in current ratings from 700 A to 820 A. The 50 mm standard housing variant is offered in the topologies thyristor/thyristor, thyristor/diode and diode/diode.

Sales Manager for Americas
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  • People
  • 2019-11-27

In order to optimally serve the growing market for thermal process solutions in North and South America, SMT Thermal Discoveries, has won Jens Saalmann as a new employee who will provide competent and reliable support in this area. "Jens Saalmann will enable us to further expand our sales network, react more quickly to requirements and optimally exploit the market potential," explains Florian Graf, Head of Sales & Marketing at SMT. Jens Saalmann is SMT's new contact person for North and South America since November 1st. He has worked as Key Account Manager for the electronics and automotive supplier industry in the past, through this position he has already gained experience with thermal processes. "SMT is a company with innovative products and individual solutions in the machine area for thermal processes. I am looking forward to my new challenge and the upcoming customer projects that I can implement at SMT", says Jens Saalmann. SMT Thermal Discoveries, based in Wertheim, Germany, was founded in 1987 and is a manufacturer and global supplier of machines for thermal processes from -50 °C to +450 °C.

Course for Growth
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-11-27

The independent technology group Rohde & Schwarz closed its 2018/2019 fiscal year (July to June) with strong results. At EUR 2.14 billion, revenue was 4.9 percent higher than in the previous year, while incoming orders rose by 10.6 percent to EUR 2.45 billion. The number of employees worldwide climbed from 11,500 to around 12,100 by June 30, 2019. In mobile communications, the commercial introduction of 5G has begun. Rohde & Schwarz was able to take advantage of the necessary infrastructure investments and did very well with its test and measurement solutions, especially with its products for base station testing. For testing 5G devices, the company launched a new generation of testers and over-the-air test chambers that are attracting a lot of interest from manufacturers. The upgrading of mobile networks is also fueling a significant increase in the demand for solutions that measure network quality. Rohde & Schwarz is meeting this demand with a comprehensive product portfolio for all phases in the lifecycle of a mobile network. The test and measurement business also profited from the automotive industry, whose substantial R&D expenditures for driver assistance systems and autonomous driving are boosting the demand for test and measurement solutions. Rohde & Schwarz offers a broad portfolio of T&M solutions for V2X, radar, eCall, connectivity and automotive buses, for example a unique tester for radar sensors.

Europe's Booming Solar Market
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  • 2019-11-27

The upward trend in the European solar market continues: A 20.4-gigawatt increase in photovoltaics (PV) in Europe is expected for this year, as recently outlined by SolarPower Europe in the intermediate scenario of its Global Market Outlook. This would represent an over 80-percent increase in comparison to the previous year. The trade association estimates further growth of 18 percent in 2020. The rapid growth of the European PV market is reflected in the number of tickets already booked for Intersolar Europe,the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry. Seven months before the start of the exhibition, more than 90 percent of exhibition space has already been booked. This includes a number of new exhibitors who will be there for the first time next year. Intersolar Europe will be held in conjunction with three other energy exhibitions from June 17 to 19, 2020 in Munich as part of The smarter E Europe, the continent's largest platform for the energy industry. The outlook is sunny for the European solar market in 2020 and beyond. SolarPower Europe's five-year outlook shows two-digit annual growth rates through 2023 as well as a rise in the total installed PV capacity to 255 GW. Germany has been ranked in first place with an expected increase in photovoltaics of 26.69 GW by 2023 and an annual growth of 10 percent, followed by Spain, the Netherlands and France.

3W ACDC Converter with Transient Output Power
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-11-26

MORNSUN first high-transmission power product, the 3W AC/DC converter LDE03-20Bxx-O Series, supports 12W output and lasts for 10 seconds, which firstly solve the power redundancy requiring high transient power in systems.  Why is it forced to choose? In some applications where high transient communication or drive power is required, such as electrical control systems, automatic meter reading, anti-theft alarms, and access electric lock applications, large amounts of power are outputted in a short time at transmitting and receiving data or driving relays. Therefore, the system usually has to use a higher steady output converter to meet the demand in the case of no high transient converter, resulting in power redundancy. Not only that, High power converter can result in larger system dimension or layout difficulties, as well as increasing purchase cost. For solving industrial difficulties, by comprehensively optimizing circuit design, material platform and other R&D platforms, MORNSUN researched and firstly launched 3W high transient power AC/DC converter LDE03-20Bxx-O series, assisting the demand of high transient power system, which the 3W power supply reliably replaces the 12W steady output power supply, and optimizing system dimension and cost. In addition, the series has high isolation voltage (4000VAC), wide operating temperature (-40 to 80°C), low no-load power consumption (0.3W), and complete protection functions (output short circuit, over current, over voltage, over temperature protection), the dimension is 37.0*24.5*18.0mm (compatible with our LDE03-20Bxx), which saves system application space and ensures reliable system application.

ECPE Events
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  • Event News
  • 2019-11-26

• ECPE Workshop 'Power Semiconductor Robustness - What Kills Power Devices?'
13 January (afternoon) - 14 January 2020, Munich, Germany

• ECPE Tutorial 'Drivers and Control Circuitry for IGBTs and MOSFETs'
further information published soon
18 - 19 February 2020, Barcelona, Spain

• ECPE Workshop 'Magnetic Components in Power Electronics'
19 - 20 February 2020, Grenoble, France

• ECPE Tutorial 'EMC in Power Electronics'
further information published soon
22 - 23 June 2020, Eindhoven, Netherlands

High Isolated Current Sensors
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lem.com
  • Product Release
  • 2019-11-25

LEM has expanded its range of miniature, integrated circuit sensors range for AC and DC isolated-current measurement with the introduction of the HMSR series. Despite their small size, the components can handle overload current bursts of up to 20 kA (8-20 us surge test profile), such as those that occur in photovoltaics applications while still providing a reinforced isolation. Products in the series are designed to measure currents of up to 2.5 times their nominal ratings of 6 A, 8 A, 10 A, 15 A, 20 A or 30 A. Packaged as SO16 surface-mount devices with a height of just 6 mm, the sensors can be mounted directly onto a printed circuit board in the same process as other board-level components. This helps to reduce manufacturing costs and decrease the overall footprint, vital for space-constrained applications. As a result, HMSR sensors can be readily built into small form-factor intelligent power modules (IPMs). The HMSR series uses a proprietary Open Loop Hall effect ASIC associated with a unique low-resistance primary conductor to minimise power losses allowing direct current measurement and high transient overload currents to pass without damage.

Low-Temperature Alloy Technology
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-11-21

Indium Corporation continues to innovate alloy technologies with a high-performance, high-reliability low-temperature alloy. Durafuse LT is a novel, low-temperature alloy system designed to provide high-reliability in low-temperature applications that require a reflow temperature below 210°C. Where traditional low-temperature solders often produce brittle solder joints that are susceptible to drop shock failures, Durafuse LT offers improved drop shock resilience, outclassing BiSn or BiSnAg alloys, and performing better than SAC305 with optimum process setup. Durafuse LT provides a solution for heat-sensitive components and flex polymers, prevents thermal warpage of processor components and multilayer boards and meets low-temperature requirements for step soldering, particularly in RF shield attachment and rework applications.

SiC Schottky Diode for DC Electric Vehicle Charging
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-11-21

CALY Technologies is very pleased to announce the release of a 25A, 1700V SiC Schottky Diode (KE17DJ25) ideally suited for high-efficiency power conversion applications, such as Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging applications, Industrial Power and Renewable Energy converters. The KE17DJ25 is commercially available in wafer, bare die and 2-lead TO-247 package, allowing designers to use the device in a broad range of configurations. The TO-247-2L package option make possible the use of 1700V devices in high-pollution environments, such as charging stations and solar inverters. CALY Technologies SiC Schottky diodes offer nearly zero reverse recovery and state-of-the-art forward voltage drop, leading to extremely low switching and conduction losses. This contributes to achieve higher efficiency systems, being faster, cooler, smaller and less costly than attainable with silicon (Si) devices. CALY Technologies offer wafers and bare die products with metallization compatible with top brazed connections (clips, power skins) as well as with standard wire bonding. Thanks to the very short lead time offered by CALY Technologies, KE17DJ25 devices can be used in new designs as well as drop in replacements of other commercially available 25A, 1700V SiC Schottky diodes.

Ultra-Low IR Schottky Barrier Diodes
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rohm.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2019-11-20

ROHM recently announced the availability of 200V ultra-low IR Schottky Barrier Diodes (SBD) optimized for automotive applications including powertrains and xEVs. The RBxx8BM/NS200 expands on the RBxx8 lineup of SBDs enabling high temperature operation that have already been proven in the automotive market in Japan. This series offers ultra-low leakage current (IR) characteristics to achieve high withstand voltage of 200V. Replacing Fast Recovery Diodes (FRD) and rectifier diodes typically used in vehicle systems with ROHM's new SBDs make it possible to improve forward voltage (VF) characteristics significantly (11% lower than conventional FRDs). This reduces application power losses and allows smaller package designs by reducing heat generation, contributing to greater space savings. In recent years, the technological trend in Drive Systems for 48V mild hybrids is mechanical integration, in which the motor and peripheral circuits are combined into a single module. This demands high efficiency and high voltage SBDs capable of stable operation at high temperatures. At the same time, higher voltage SBDs are required in systems utilizing conventional 150V components to increase functionality and reliability. ROHM has been offering the RBxx8 lineup of ultra-low IR SBDs that withstand up to 150V compatible with high temperature automotive environments. This latest series adds 200V models to meet the new automotive requirements.

Compact Resettable eFuse IC
  • Product Release
  • 2019-11-20

Toshiba Electronics Europe announced their first ever range of eFuse IC products. The range consists of six products in the TCKE8xx series that support various protection functions for power supply lines. Whereas conventional fuses perform a sacrificial function, physically breaking the electrical link to the circuit they are protecting, eFuses offer a resettable solution that additionally provide further protection features that a typical fuse cannot. This includes functions such as a highly accurate over-current limit, overvoltage protection, and over-temperature protection in addition to short-circuit protection. Compared to polymeric positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) devices that are also resettable, they react significantly faster, can be reset directly via an external logic signal, and retain their low on-resistance even after multiple trip events. The series is provided in three categories: no overvoltage protection, 5 V (VOVC = 6.04 V), and 12 V (VOVC = 15.1 V). Each overvoltage category is also offered in auto-retry or latched options as the response after a fault event. The status of the latch type is recovered by the application of an external signal, while the auto-retry is capable of re-enabling its output automatically. This provides developers with a choice of options to best suit their application's needs.


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Source-Down 25 V Power MOSFETInfineon Technologies is focusing on system innova...8552Product ReleaseSource-Down 25 V Power MOSFETInfineon Technologies is focusing on system innovation with enhancements on component level by addressing the challenges of modern power management designs. The Source Down is the new industry standard packaging concept. The first wave of power MOSFETs launched in this new package is the OptiMOS TM 25 V in a PQFN 3.3x3.3 mm. The device sets a new industry benchmark in MOSFET performance, reducing on-state resistance (R DS(on)) and offering superior thermal management capability to the marketplace. The product is well-suited for a wide range of applications such as drives, SMPS (including server, telecom, and OR-ing) and battery management. The package concept connects the source potential (instead of the drain potential) to the thermal pad. Along with the enabled new PCB layout possibilities, this helps achieving ever higher power density and performance. Two different footprint versions are released – the Source-Down Standard-Gate and the Source-Down Center-Gate in a PQFN 3.3x3.3 mm package. The Source-Down Standard-Gate footprint is based on the current PQFN 3.3x3.3 mm pinout configuration. The location of the electrical connection remains the same, simplifying the drop-in replacement of today's standard Drain-Down packages with the new Source-Down package. For the Center-Gate version, the gate-pin is moved to the center supporting easy parallel configuration of multiple MOSFETs.10.02.2020 10:30:00Feb\images\news_2020-02-15_12.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFPMM202002-026.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
Iso 13485:2016 Certification AchievedEOS Power is proud to announce that it has receive...8558Industry NewsIso 13485:2016 Certification AchievedEOS Power is proud to announce that it has received certification for ISO 13485:2016, Quality management system for Medical devices. The certification was granted by LL-C Certification, Czech Republic. EOS Power is engaged in design, manufacturing and selling of Medical grade power supplies. EOS Provides standard, modified and custom design power solutions to customer needs. All Medical grade power supplies are approved to latest medical certifications required globally and now in addition EOS Power design process, manufacturing and quality systems are certified to ISO13485 standards. This allows EOS Power to become a "one stop" solution for medical device manufacturers for their power supply and any EMS/PCBA requirements required in their medical application. ISO 13485:2016 standard is recognized by the Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) and has become the model QMS standard for the medical industry. "EOS Power's manufacturing facility obtaining ISO 13485:2016 certification is an advantage when working with Medical customers, allows us to add potential opportunities in the medical device markets we have being missing where this certification was required." says Mr. Paul Scholz, VP-Sales. This certification provides additional leverage with customers, added Ms. Teresa Fernandez, EMEA Sales Manager. "Successfully achieving ISO 13485:2016 certification is a huge milestone for EOS Power in its journey of becoming a world class organization. This will certainly help to position EOS Power as a global leader in the medical device industry" says Mr. Vijay Gujarathi, COO and Director.06.02.2020 11:00:00Feb\images\news_eos.pnghttp://eospower.com/News/NEWS-20-004_EOS%20POWER%20ACHIEVES%20ISO%20134852016%20CERTIFICATION.pdfeospower.com/News.pdf
PCIM Europe 2020's Trending Topics and HighlightsEvery year the power electronics industry from all...8561Event NewsPCIM Europe 2020's Trending Topics and HighlightsEvery year the power electronics industry from all over the world meets at the PCIM Europe in Nuremberg. In 2020, trade visitors of the leading international exhibition and conference for power electronics can, once again, look forward to highly specialized highlight topics and an attractive program of lectures. From 5 - 7 May 2020, Nuremberg will revolve around power electronics and its applications. Some 500 exhibiting companies from 30 countries are expected to present a broad range of products and solutions to trade visitors – from components to intelligent systems along the entire value chain. New trends and developments will be presented to the public for the first time at the meeting point for experts from industry and science. Trade visitors will receive a deeper insight into product innovations and enjoy a personal exchange with manufacturers – whether they come from the field of power electronic converter systems, sensors, semiconductors, passive components or power quality and energy storage. For those interested in power electronics for electric mobility, the E-mobility Area is the first place to go. Here, numerous suppliers will provide information on relevant products and components from this application area. In addition, there is a special E-mobility Forum with exciting technical presentations to be discovered on all three days of the exhibition.06.02.2020 08:00:00Feb\images\news_2020-02-15_3.jpghttps://pcim.mesago.com/nuernberg/en/press/press-releases/pcim-press-releases/prieview.htmlpcim.mesago.com/press
Intelligent Power Devices Enabling Standalone System ProtectionROHM announced the availability of the BV2Hx045EFU...8555Product ReleaseIntelligent Power Devices Enabling Standalone System ProtectionROHM announced the availability of the BV2Hx045EFU-C, a family of high voltage (41V) dual channel output high side switch (Intelligent Power Devices, IPD) optimized for automotive ECUs in transmission control, engine control, and other vehicle systems. IPDs are semiconductor devices that protect electronic circuits from breakdown (i.e. due to overcurrent during abnormalities). Unlike conventional fuses, IPD as semiconductor fuses can protect circuits without degrading or breaking down, making it possible to achieve maintenance-free systems. The BV2Hx045EFU-C are the industry's first high-side IPDs capable of providing standalone protection against overcurrent by incorporating an original overcurrent protection function. Conventional IPDs only protect against inrush current at startup, so MCUs and overcurrent detection ICs are needed for protection of steady-state currents, and there is still the possibility of an out of control situation due to compatibility issues with subsequent circuits connected to the IPD output. In contrast, this new series can protect the system against both inrush and steady state overcurrent, ensuring greater system safety by providing a high reliability solution with fewer parts compared to conventional products. In addition, the overcurrent protection range can be adjusted with external components to enable broad compatibility.06.02.2020 07:30:00Feb\images\news_2020-02-15_9.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=industry-s-first-intelligent-power-devices-enabling-standalone-system-protection&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
24V Industrial Power SupplyTDK Corporation announces the introduction of the ...8550Product Release24V Industrial Power SupplyTDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TPS4000-24 power supply rated at up to 4,080W at 24V. The TPS series can operate automatically from 400, 440, and 480Vac nominal delta or WYE inputs, without wiring changes or the need for large, costly step-down transformers. This industrial grade power supply is ideal for use in a wide range of applications including test and measurement equipment, semiconductor fabrication, additive manufacturing, printers, laser cutting and RF power amplifiers. The TPS4000 is fully featured with output voltage and current programming, warning signals, configurable remote on/off, a 12V 0.3A standby voltage and a PMBus interface. Using this communications function allows remote monitoring of the output voltage, output current, internal temperature, status signals and fan speed. The output voltage, over current limit and the remote on/off are programmable via the PMBus. The output voltage is adjustable from 19.2 to 28.5V and the current limit point by 70-105% using front panel potentiometers or an analogue 0-5Vdc voltage. An internal ORing FET simplifies the parallel operation of up to 8 units for redundant or higher power requirements. Excluding the output busbars, the unit measures 107 x 84.4 x 335mm, making it suitable for 2U high racking systems. The weight of the product is just 4kg.05.02.2020 12:30:00Feb\images\news_2020-02-15_14.jpghttps://www.emea.lambda.tdk.com/de-en/news/article.aspx?cid=15646emea.lambda.tdk.com/news
The World of Power Semiconductor Devices Meets in ViennaThe 32nd International Symposium on Power Semicond...8563Event NewsThe World of Power Semiconductor Devices Meets in ViennaThe 32nd International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD) will be held in Vienna, Austria, May 17–21, 2020. It is the premier forum for technical discussion in all areas of power semiconductor devices, power integrated circuits, their hybrid technologies, and applications. With an attendance of about 500 experts it is firmly established as the must-attend conference for the power semiconductor industry reflecting the growing importance of power electronics and power semiconductors for a sustainable world. It is technical co-sponsored by IEEE and its societies EDS, PELS and IAS, as well as by ECPE and IEEJ. The ISPSD captures all areas of power semiconductor devices and power integrated circuits (low and high voltage power devices & circuits, all semiconductor materials including Si, SiC, GaN and Ga2O3, as well as power semiconductor packaging). The conference offers an attractive short course program on Sunday covering important topics like modelling of package parasitics for fast switching devices, system level optimization of power converters, bipolar and super junction device concepts for SiC, GaN integrated circuit design, processes and devices with materials beyond SiC & GaN (like AlN, Ga2O3), and last but not least silicon high power devices (IGBTs and Fast Recovery Diodes).03.02.2020 06:00:00Feb\images\news_ispsd.pnghttps://www.ispsd2020.com/ispsd2020.com
E Cores Solve Challenging Power Conversion ApplicationsMicrometals continues to expand their prototyping ...8556Product ReleaseE Cores Solve Challenging Power Conversion ApplicationsMicrometals continues to expand their prototyping and custom core capabilities with the expansion of E Core variations available. Micrometals E Cores are renowned for their performance and quality by delivering exceptional part-to-part consistency. With over 20 industry standard E Core sizes, from 12.7mm to 210mm, in both Iron and Alloy materials, Micrometals leads the industry in COTS shapes and materials. One significant advantage to Micrometal's E Cores are their distributed gap materials, which do not require any gapping to improve saturation like ferrite cores. The expanded prototyping and customization capabilities allows Micrometals to customize their standard E Cores by shaping the outer legs or center post to improve the usability for customers. This customization permits the use of pre-wound coils for higher winding density compared to traditionally square shaped E Cores. Further, these custom E Cores deliver superior performance compared to similar shaped cores that are custom tooled. Jim Cox, Micrometals President commented "For decades, our customers have trusted Micrometals cores to deliver exceptional reliability, consistency and performance. With these expanded customization capabilities we deliver that same performance and consistency, but with more application friendly features that exceed our customer's expectations in terms of performance and functionality. Customer are also thrilled that they can get these as prototypes or production parts without any tooling costs, allowing them to test multiple designs without a large investment."01.02.2020 06:30:00Feb\images\news_2020-02-15_8.jpghttps://www.micrometals.com/shapes/e-coremicrometals.com/shapes/e-core
PEMD 202010th International Conference on Power Electronics...8516Event NewsPEMD 202010th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives<br><br>21 - 23 April 2020. East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK<br><br>We're pleased to be a media partner of #PEMD2020 – the IET's popular conference on power electronics, machines and drives. The conference includes 39 sessions of the high quality, technical content that PEMD is so well known for. You will gain insight into the latest developments, learn from authors worldwide and put you and your organisation ahead of the game! Technical sessions include novel converter topologies and applications, permanent magnet machines, machine control, advanced manufacturing and power electronic converters for energy systems. See the full programme at29.01.2020 12:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_26.jpghttps://events2.theiet.org/pemd/index.cfm?utm_source=advertising&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=pemd&utm_content=bodos_powertheiet.org/pemd
Low RDS(on) MOSFETNexperia announced the release of its lowest-ever ...8554Product ReleaseLow RDS(on) MOSFETNexperia announced the release of its lowest-ever RDS(on) power MOSFET. The PSMNR51-25YLH sets a new standard of 0.57 m? at 25 V. Utilising Nexperia's NextPowerS3 technology, this performance is offered without compromising other important parameters such as maximum drain current (ID(max)), Safe Operating Area (SOA) or gate charge QG. Very low RDS(on) devices are required in many applications such as ORing, hot-swap operation, synchronous rectification, motor control and battery protection, to reduce I²R losses and increase efficiency. However, some competing devices with similar RDS(on) values suffer from reduced SOA – a measure of the ruggedness of the MOSFET – and reduced ID(max)) ratings due to shrinking cell-pitches. Nexperia's PSMNR51-25YLH MOSFET offers a maximum drain current rating up to 380 Amps. This parameter is especially important in motor control applications where motor-stall can result in very high current surges for short periods, which the MOSFET must withstand for safe and reliable operation. Some competitors provide only computed ID(max) whereas Nexperia demonstrates continuous current capability up to 380 Amps. The device is packaged in LFPAK56, Nexperia's 5mm x 6mm Power-SO8 compatible package, offering a high performance copper-clip construction which absorbs thermal stresses, increasing quality & lifetime reliability.29.01.2020 08:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_10.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/nexperia-extends-market-leading-low-rds-on-mosfet-performance-with-the-release-of-its-0.57-m-product-in-lfpak56.htmlnexperia.com/press-releases
Wide Bandgap Power AmplifierMouser Electronics continues to push forward with ...8546Product ReleaseWide Bandgap Power AmplifierMouser Electronics continues to push forward with new product introduction activity in the analogue space, by adding further Qorvo devices to its expansive portfolio. The 100-W QPA3069 power amplifier is predominantly focused on defence and avionics applications (such as radar). This high power density IC covers the 2.7-GHz to 3.5-GHz radio frequency (RF) band and offers a 25-dB power gain along with a 53% power-added efficiency (PAE). Fabricated using Qorvo's 0.25-µm gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) semiconductor process, this high-performance S-band amplifier has greater than 58-dBm of saturated output power and is subject to only minimal power losses. It is supplied in a compact 7.0-mm × 7.0-mm × 0.85mm package, with each of its two RF ports incorporating a DC blocking capacitor. A minus 40 to 85 degree Celsius operational temperature range is supported.28.01.2020 16:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_18.jpghttps://www.mouser.com/pressroom/mouser.com/pressroom
Jetting Solder PasteIndium Corporation continues to develop innovative...8551Product ReleaseJetting Solder PasteIndium Corporation continues to develop innovative solder paste solutions to fit customers' needs. PicoShot NC-5M is designed for customers needing a no-clean halogen-free SAC305 solder paste for their Mycronic jetting systems or add-on and repair modules. PicoShot NC-5M jetting solder paste is the first material to come out of Indium Corporation's new partnership with Mycronic, a global leader in dispensing and jet printing equipment. PicoShot NC-5M is a no-clean halogen-free solder paste approved after joint Indium/Mycronic technical development with Mycronic's MY 600/700 jetting systems. PicoShot can be used in standalone applications, such as system-in-package (SiP), jetting into cavities, stencil-replacement, shield attach, and microBGA. It also complements the stencil printing of Indium8.9HF. Designed as a no-clean solder paste, PicoShot can be cleaned easily with industry standard cleaning solutions. Indium Corporation also offers a PicoShot NC-5M conditioner (purging gel) designed to allow the rapid purging, cleaning, and long-term storage of jetting, dispense, and microdispense systems without the use of liquid solvents. PicoShot Conditioner C-1 is a chemically benign, bright blue-colored translucent, viscous gel that aids in visual endpoint detection and prevents inconsistent dispense volumes and clogging caused by solder paste dry-out.28.01.2020 11:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_13.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/communications/news/solder-paste-solutions/indium.com/news
Shining the Spotlight on Intelligent Charging Systems The expansion of charging infrastructure is one of...8559Event NewsShining the Spotlight on Intelligent Charging Systems The expansion of charging infrastructure is one of the most important factors that will determine the success of the transportation transition. With this in mind, many European countries are stepping up investments in this infrastructure. Smart charging is resulting in e-mobility becoming increasingly intelligent by, for example, charging electric cars when it makes economic sense to do so or by allowing car batteries to temporarily store electricity for use in the car owner's home or the power grid. A new white paper produced by the European business association SmartEN (Smart Energy Europe) in cooperation with Power2Drive Europe, the international exhibition for charging infrastructure and e-mobility, sheds light on the latest trends. The topic will also be a key feature of the exhibition itself, which will take place in Munich from June 17 to 19, 2020. One highlight of the event will be the introduction of new smart charging and vehicle-to-grid concepts (V2G).28.01.2020 10:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_5.jpghttps://www.powertodrive.de/en/news-press/for-journalists/press-releases/press-release/power2drive-europe-2020-shining-the-spotlight-on-intelligent-charging-systems-3720powertodrive.de/press-releases
Signal Integrity Debugging with Jitter DecompositionRohde & Schwarz has developed method for analyzing...8521Product ReleaseSignal Integrity Debugging with Jitter DecompositionRohde & Schwarz has developed method for analyzing the individual components of jitter, providing electronic circuit designers with previously unavailable in-depth knowledge invaluable for debugging high-speed signals. As data rates increase and voltage swings decrease, the jitter in digital interfaces becomes a significant percentage of the signaling interval, and potential source of failures. Increasingly, engineers require tools that accurately characterize the signal jitter including the break-down into its individual components. The R&S RTO-/ RTP-K133 advanced jitter analysis option introduces an analytic approach to separating the individual components of jitter such as random jitter, and deterministic jitter components, such as data dependent and periodic jitter. This approach is based on a parametric signal model that fully characterizes the behavior of the transmission link under test. A core benefit of this Rohde & Schwarz method is that the jitter model includes the complete waveform characteristic of the signal under test, in contrast to conventional methods that reduce the data to a set of Time Interval Error measurements. The result is consistent measurement data even for relatively short signal sequences, plus previously unavailable information such as the step response, or a distinction between vertical and horizontal periodic jitter.23.01.2020 08:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_21.jpghttps://www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/about/news-press/all-news/rohde-schwarz-improves-signal-integrity-debugging-with-innovative-jitter-decomposition-approach-for-its-oscilloscopes-press-release-detailpage_229356-765120.html?change_c=truerohde-schwarz.com/news-press
Non-Isolated Converter Saves Board AreaTDK Corporation announces the addition of the TDK-...8519Product ReleaseNon-Isolated Converter Saves Board AreaTDK Corporation announces the addition of the TDK-Lambda brand i6A4W SIP (Single Inline Package) to the popular i6A series of 250W rated non-isolated DC-DC converters. Requiring less than 3 cm2 (0.47in2) of board area, this provides a saving of 60% over the i6A 1/16th brick package. Offering adjustment ranges of up to 3.3V to 40V the 10 to 20A rated step-down converters can accept input voltages between 9 and 53V. The i6A4W series allows the creation of multiple, high current output voltages from a single output 12V, 24V, 36V or 48V AC-DC power supply, and is suitable for use in communications, industrial, test and measurement, broadcast and portable equipment. With overall dimensions of 33 mm x 11.4 mm x 24.8 mm (L x W x H), these converters have ultra-high efficiencies of up to 97%. This allows operation in ambient temperatures of -40°C to +125°C with the minimised output derating, even in low airflow and high ambient temperature conditions. The product's optimised dynamic voltage response reduces the need for external capacitors, saving cost and additional board space. Standard features include a trim pin for output voltage adjustment, + remote sense, remote on-off (positive or negative logic), input under-voltage, over-current and over-temperature protection. Power good, operating frequency synchronisation and output sequencing are available as options.22.01.2020 10:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_23.jpghttp://www.emea.lambda.tdk.com/i6aemea.lambda.tdk.com/i6a
Reduce System Costs for InvertersThe installed photovoltaic capacity is growing rap...8532Industry NewsReduce System Costs for InvertersThe installed photovoltaic capacity is growing rapidly worldwide. Photovoltaic systems with a total output of around 600 GW now supply clean and cost-effective electricity – replacing around 600 medium-sized coal-fired power plants. SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) and Infineon Technologies support this growth trend with the latest generation of innovative silicon carbide (SiC)-based solar inverters. The semiconductor material reduces the system costs for inverters and increases their efficiency. The production costs for solar power are thus further reduced. With the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 from SMA, available since 2019, decentralized photovoltaic power plants can be planned flexibly and efficiently up to the megawatt range. The basis for this is the compact design designed for 1500 VDC, which delivers an output of 150 kW per unit. This is made possible by SiC technology from Infineon: Six power modules of the type CoolSiC EasyPACK 2B and 36 gate drivers of the EiceDRIVER family 1ED20 convert the direct current generated by the solar cells into grid-compatible alternating current - with an efficiency of over 99 percent. "Silicon carbide enables us to build the inverters compact, powerful and reliable," said Sven Bremicker, Head of Technology Development Center at SMA. "In the Sunny Highpower PEAK3, the CoolSiC modules almost double the specific output from 0.97 to 1.76 kW/kg. Due to the compact design, the inverters are much easier to transport and much faster to install."21.01.2020 10:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_10.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFIPC202001-021.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
"Not Knowing the Rules Can Ruin Your Power Converter Design"The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)...8560Event News"Not Knowing the Rules Can Ruin Your Power Converter Design"The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Energy Management Committee is sponsoring Industry Session IS29 at APEC2020 on Thursday, March 19th, at 1:45 pm in the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center. Four presentations each address an "if" that can throw a wrench into a power converter design:<br>•"If Your Efficiency is Too Low, Your Sales will be Too Low" <br>Ada Cheng, Ada'Clock <br>•"If Your Standby Power is Too High, Your Power Converter Won't Sell" <br>David Chen, Power Integrations' Director Applications Engineering<br>•"If Your Power Converter is Not Safe, You May Have an Expensive Recall" <br>Mark Batulan, Product Safety Engineer, Power Integrations<br>•"EMI: If You Don't Comply, It Will Interfere with Your Sales."<br>Jim Spangler, Spangler Prototype<br>Kevin Parmenter, Taiwan Semiconductor US<br><br>Most power converter designers know that a product design must meet its design specification. They may not be aware of regional standards and regulations that also must be met. The testing of the product and its labeling may have special requirements as well. Failure to comply may mean that the product cannot be marketed or used in some jurisdictions or for some applications. The topics in this Industry Session will address the more important standards and regulations that must be met.<br><br>PSMA Energy Management Committee Meeting Notice<br>Interested individuals are also invited to participate in the PSMA Energy Management Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to plan the committee program for the coming year. <br>21.01.2020 09:00:00Jan\images\news_psma.jpghttps://www.psma.com/conferences/APEC#item-6030psma.com
A New Solar Era in Spain Begins By adding an estimated 4.7 GW in 2019, Spain retur...8539Industry NewsA New Solar Era in Spain Begins By adding an estimated 4.7 GW in 2019, Spain returns to the continent's top solar markets and is the clear market leader in Europe. The forecasts for the future development remain promising. According to Solar Power Europe's "European Market Outlook 2019-2023", Spain is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 34% by 2023 in the medium scenario. A total installed solar PV capacity of 25.6 GW will then be reached. What role corporate sourcing of renewables and PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements) will play in this process and what obstacles still have to be overcome will be discussed on May 19, 2020 at Intersolar Summit Spain in Barcelona. After a successful start in 2019, Intersolar Summit Spain is taking place for the second time and will welcome more than 250 attendees. At the beginning of 2019, the Spanish government approved the submission of the draft Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (NECP/ PNIEC). It defines caps on national greenhouse gas emissions, taking into account renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. The main goals are, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 21% with respect to 1990, to achieve 42% renewable energy in the country's final energy use, and to achieve 74% renewable energy in electricity generation by 2030.21.01.2020 03:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_3.jpghttps://www.thesmartere.com/en/home/news-and-publications/press-releases/press-releases-details?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=3704&cHash=0a6857bb65a5decdd84575120dd26589thesmartere.com/press-releases
Cooling Units Offer Easy InstallationCUI Devices Thermal Management Group announced the...8528Product ReleaseCooling Units Offer Easy InstallationCUI Devices Thermal Management Group announced the addition of two models to its Peltier cooling unit product offering. The CPM-2C and CPM-2H carry 7 A and 8.5 A current ratings respectively, adding to the 6 A current rating of the previously released CPM-2F. As complete Peltier cooling units, the CPM models feature a tighter seal structure for water resistance and absorption of thermal stress as well as easy installation. With wide temperature deltas up to 85.9°C (Th=50°C) and 70 mm x 70 mm package sizes, these thermoelectric cooling units are well suited for industrial, refrigeration, and sealed applications where forced air cooling is not an option. In addition to their tight seal structure and easy installation, the CPM models also integrate CUI Devices' innovative arcTEC structure. This unique construction utilizes a combination of thermally conductive resin between the ceramic and copper on the cold side of the module, high temperature solder, and larger P/N elements made from premium silicon ingot. When combined, these features reduce stress on the module and improve performance during thermal cycling conditions, while enabling faster, more uniform cooling.21.01.2020 02:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_14.jpghttps://www.cuidevices.com/news/press-releases/peltier-cooling-units-offer-easy-installation-and-improved-thermal-performancecuidevices.com/press-releases
Current Sensors Combine Small Size and High PerformanceICE Components announces a series of current senso...8529Product ReleaseCurrent Sensors Combine Small Size and High PerformanceICE Components announces a series of current sensors for use in a wide range of pcb mount applications. The ISE current sensors measure both DC and AC current from 50A up to 200A. The sensors include an integrated core to improve accuracy and provide protection from external stray fields. The ISE series is available in four standard current ratings of 50A, 100A, 150A and 200A. For applications of over 5k pcs the current sensors can be programmed for unique current ranges or output slopes. They are rated for an operating temperature range of -40 to +130 degrees C. <br><br>Key Features Include:<br>- Integrated bus bar for easy application onto your pcb<br>- Programmable current measurement slope<br>- 25.4mm x 18mm footprint and 10.8mm low profile height<br>- Integrated shield for EMC immunity<br>- 3 µ-Sec response time (200kHz bandwidth)<br>- High level of output accuracy<br>- Outstanding linearity. Predictable output vs. current measurement <br>- Operates off an input voltage of 5 VDC and provides a 0.5 to 4.5 VDC output voltage that is ratiometric to the input.21.01.2020 01:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_13.jpghttps://www.icecomponents.com/ise-a-800-seriesicecomponents.com/ise-a-800-series
SEMICON Korea 2020Explore what's happening in the Korea electronics ...8515Event NewsSEMICON Korea 2020Explore what's happening in the Korea electronics manufacturing ecosystem at SEMICON Korea, February 5-7, COEX, Seoul. With over 1,900 booths and over 500 companies from 20 countries you can "Connect, Collaborate, and Innovate." Attend forums in smart manufacturing, metrology and inspection, test, the MEMS & Sensor Summit, AI Summit, and more. Register now.16.01.2020 15:57:00Jan\images\logo_semicon-korea.pnghttps://semi.website/01bpkotxtnsemi.website
Integrated Active Clamp Flyback ControllersSilanna Semiconductor announced that its SZ1101 an...8547Product ReleaseIntegrated Active Clamp Flyback ControllersSilanna Semiconductor announced that its SZ1101 and SZ1105 fully integrated active clamp flyback (ACF) controllers for designing high-power-density AC/DC power adapters are now fully qualified and in production. The SZ1101 33W version is suited for designing mobile phone travel adapters, while the SZ1105 65W version is suited for designing compact adapters for powering notebooks, video game consoles, and multi-port wall chargers. The SZ1101 and SZ1105 Flyback PWM Controllers are unique in that they combine four key ACF components: an advanced adaptive digital ACF controller and three ultra-high-voltage (UHV) components – an active clamp MOSFET, an active clamp FET driver, and a startup voltage regulator. This unprecedented level of integration facilitates designing efficient, high-power-density AC/DC power adapters with low bill-of-material (BOM) cost. Released products and evaluation boards (EVBs) are now available showing industry leading efficiencies in an all-Silicon solution, while achieving more than 6dB margin for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). "Silanna is excited with the full production release of these parts and is looking forward to the adoption from the many customers currently in design," said Mark Drucker, CEO of Silanna Semiconductor. "Our customers are achieving extremely high power densities by overcoming the thermal challenges of packing increasing amounts of power into today's slim, compact power adapters."16.01.2020 15:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_17.jpghttps://www.silannasemi.com/pd-max-productssilannasemi.com/pd-max-products
Coalition Dedicated to Corporate Social ResponsibilityMicrochip Technology announced it has joined the R...8538Industry NewsCoalition Dedicated to Corporate Social ResponsibilityMicrochip Technology announced it has joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a nonprofit coalition of companies dedicated to the improvement of social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains. The RBA Code of Conduct is a set of social, environmental and ethical industry standards. The standards set out in the Code of Conduct reference international norms and standards including but not limited to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO International Labor Standards, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises plus ISO and SA standards. "With the principles of corporate social responsibility as a fundamental part of Microchip's DNA, we remain committed in every aspect of our business and operations to advancing human rights, ethics and health and safety worldwide," said Ganesh Moorthy, president and chief operating officer. "Along with RBA member companies, we align under a set of common values that send a clear message of commitment to the global supply base and to our customers." Microchip's values and operating principles including its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, certifications, sustainability reporting and other standards are reflected in the company's practices and actions of employees worldwide. Microchip is committed to aligning with organizations and companies worldwide to advocate for principals regarding workforce and labor standards, human rights, sustainability and anti-corruption.16.01.2020 04:00:00Jan\images\logo_microchip.pnghttps://www.microchip.com/en/pressreleasepage/microchip-joins-responsible-business-alliancemicrochip.com/pressreleasepage
Programmable DC Load Product SeriesVitrek introduces the DL Series of Digital, Progra...8549Product ReleaseProgrammable DC Load Product SeriesVitrek introduces the DL Series of Digital, Programmable DC Loads, designed to support the testing requirements for the latest generation of off-line power supplies, dc-dc converters and LED drivers. The DL Series is also equipped to handle a wide range of battery testing requirements. The devices are offered in three power ratings (125W, 250W and 500W), each with input voltages of 0-150V or 0-500 VDC. Unlike comparable programmable DC loads, the DL Series is capable of supporting loading sequences utilizing constant voltage (CV), constant resistance (CR), constant current (CC) and constant power (CW) in any combination in single or arbitrary sequences of up to 100 steps. The DL Series provides high-current transient loading capability twenty times higher than other units in this class while also being capable of generating µA loads. Measurement accuracy is typically an order of magnitude better at lower loading levels and double that of competing devices at higher loads. The instruments allow for a current or power sweep of up to 500 steps in each direction to and from set values and a voltage dependent current loading mode for complex variable output supplies. Standard OCP/OPP/OTP/OVP features and battery test modes are among other loading modes also included.15.01.2020 13:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_15.jpghttps://vitrek.com/press-release-vitrek-launches-new-programmable-dc-load-product/vitrek.com/press
Multi-Year Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply AgreementROHM and STMicroelectronics announced it signed a ...8531Industry NewsMulti-Year Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply AgreementROHM and STMicroelectronics announced it signed a multi-year silicon carbide (SiC) wafers supply agreement with SiCrystal, a ROHM group company having a top share of SiC wafers in Europe. The agreement governs the supply of over 120 million dollars of advanced 150mm silicon carbide wafers by SiCrystal to STMicroelectronics during this period of demand ramp-up for silicon carbide power devices. "This additional long-term SiC substrate supply agreement comes on top of the external capacity we have already secured and the internal capacity we are ramping. It will enable ST to increase the volume and balance of the wafers we will need to meet the strong demand ramp-up from customers for automotive and industrial programs over the next years", said Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics. "SiCrystal is a group company of ROHM and has been manufacturing SiC wafers for many years. We are very pleased to enter into this supply agreement with our longstanding customer ST. We will continue to support our partner to expand silicon carbide business by ramping up wafer quantities continuously and by providing reliable quality at all times", said Dr. Robert Eckstein, President and CEO of SiCrystal, a ROHM group company. The adoption of power solutions with SiCs is accelerating in both the automotive and industrial markets. With this agreement, the two companies will contribute to the widespread use of SiC in these markets.15.01.2020 11:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_11.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=sicrystal-and-st-announce-multi-year-silicon-carbide-wafer-supply-agreement&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
SiC-based Power Converters Using Gate Drive Evaluation PlatformLittelfuse, Inc. announced the Gate Drive Evaluati...8524Product ReleaseSiC-based Power Converters Using Gate Drive Evaluation PlatformLittelfuse, Inc. announced the Gate Drive Evaluation Platform (GDEV). The evaluation platform helps designers evaluate SiC MOSFETs, SiC Schottky diodes, and other peripheral components like gate driver circuitry, so that they can better understand how silicon carbide technologies will behave in converter applications under continuous operating conditions. The GDEV offers quick connect header pin terminals that allow for rapid and consistent comparison of different gate drive circuits, unlike most other SiC evaluation platforms. The GDEV supports an 800 V DC link input voltage and up to 200 kHz switching frequency. "The Gate Drive Evaluation Platform (GDEV) is a critical addition to our SiC technology portfolio because SiC is still relatively new and there are some unknowns surrounding the operating characteristics under various conditions," said Corey Deyalsingh, Director, Power Control at Littelfuse.  "The GDEV helps engineers understand the operating characteristics of SiC devices. By utilizing this evaluation platform, designers will be better informed about the incredibly energy efficient opportunities that SiC technologies present. Equipped with that knowledge, we anticipate that designers will be more likely to incorporate SiC into their future designs."15.01.2020 06:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_18.jpghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2020/01.14-accelerate-the-design-cycles-of-power-converters.aspxlittelfuse.com/news-releases
Aluminum Electrolytic Snap-in CapacitorsCornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) introduce...8527Product ReleaseAluminum Electrolytic Snap-in CapacitorsCornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) introduces its 381LL series of long-life snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The series, designated with an expected life of 8,000 hours at full-rated conditions, demonstrates superb stability in capacitance and DC leakage current over time on test. The snap-in series is targeted for use in critical applications where long life and reliability are paramount. Capacitance values range from 740µF to 100,000µF at working voltages of 16 to 250 WVDC with ripple current ratings up to 10 Amps @ 105 °C. The snap-in series is available in two pin configurations in the smaller diameters with 4 and 5 pin options in the larger diameters. General applications include any circuit requiring high capacitance with low ESR, high ripple current and long life. This includes switch-mode power supplies, UPS systems, solar and other high-power inverters. CDE's 381LL, long-life aluminum electrolytic capacitors are available from the company's franchised distributors.15.01.2020 03:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_15.jpghttps://www.cde.com/news/2020/1/381-383llcde.com/news
Gate Drivers for Fast Switching SiC Power ModulesCISSOID delivers robust Gate Drivers for XM3 SiC M...8522Product ReleaseGate Drivers for Fast Switching SiC Power ModulesCISSOID delivers robust Gate Drivers for XM3 SiC MOSFET Power Modules from Wolfspeed. Aiming high power density converters, the Gate Driver board safely drives the fast switching SiC power modules to achieve low losses and operates in high temperature environments found inside space-constrained motor drives, compact power supplies or fast battery chargers. The CMT-TIT0697 Gate Driver board has been designed to be directly mounted on CAB450M12XM3 1200V/450A SiC MOSFET Power Modules. With an on-board isolated power supply delivering up to 2.5W per channel without derating up to 125°C (Ta), the gate driver can drive XM3 modules up to 100KHz, enabling high power density. Peak gate current up to 10A and immunity to high dV/dt (>50KV/µs) make possible to drive the power module with zero gate resistance achieving minimum switching losses. The board withstands isolation voltages up to 3600V (50Hz, 1min) and offers creepage distances of 14mm. Protection functions such as undervoltage lockout (UVLO), Active Miller Clamping (AMC), Desaturation detection and Soft-shut-down (SSD) ensure the safe drive and reliable protection of the power module in case of fault events. 14.01.2020 07:45:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_20.jpghttp://www.cissoid.com/news/cissoid-delivers-robust-gate-drivers-for-wolfspeed-fast-switching-sic-power-modules.htmlcissoid.com/news
Gate Drivers Achieve Automotive QualificationPower Integrations announced the launch of its aut...8523Product ReleaseGate Drivers Achieve Automotive QualificationPower Integrations announced the launch of its automotive-qualified SID1181KQ SCALE-iDriver gate driver for 750 V-rated IGBTs. The part expands the company's range of auto-qualified driver ICs, following the introduction of the 1200 V SID1182KQ driver IC. Compact, efficient and highly robust, the driver IC uses Power Integrations' high-speed FluxLink communications technology to ensure system safety even during fault conditions. FluxLink technology dramatically improves the reliability and isolation capability of the new AEC-Q100-qualified gate drivers, replacing optocouplers and capacitive or silicon-based inductively coupled solutions. SCALE-iDriver devices also include critical protection features such as desaturation monitoring, primary and secondary Undervoltage Lock-out (UVLO) and Advanced Soft Shut Down (ASSD) that protect the switch during short-circuit turn-off. Comments Michael Hornkamp, senior director of marketing for automotive gate-driver products at Power Integrations: "The SCALE-iDriver family with FluxLink technology supports safe, cost-effective designs for a wide range of IGBT drivers for electric vehicle applications including powertrain, on-board chargers and charger stations, and other high reliability drivers and inverters." SCALE-iDriver ICs minimize the number of external components required, eliminating tantalum and electrolytic capacitors and simplifying the isolated power supply, requiring only one transformer secondary winding. A simple two-layer PCB can be used, further increasing design simplicity and easing supply-chain management.14.01.2020 07:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_19.jpghttps://investors.power.com/investors/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/Power-Integrations-Highly-Robust-SCALE-iDriver-Gate-Drivers-Achieve-AEC-Q100-Automotive-Qualification/default.aspxpower.com/press-releases
TestConX Keynote on Materials Science InnovationsIndium Corporation's Ross Berntson, President and ...8535PeopleTestConX Keynote on Materials Science InnovationsIndium Corporation's Ross Berntson, President and COO, will deliver the keynote presentation at TestConX, to be held March 1-4, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Demands for entertainment connectivity, edge computing, energy efficiency, speed, convenience, safety, and much more are driving changes in electronic architecture, especially advanced packaging. In his presentation entitled "Materials Science Innovation in Advanced Packaging", Berntson will examine the advances in materials technologies, with an emphasis on the interconnect systems and thermal management necessary to support these new packages. Performance, processing challenges, and total cost will be discussed for each material, and Berntson will also share some of the roadmap gaps that need to be addressed with new materials and possible solutions. Ross Berntson is President and Chief Operating Officer for Indium Corporation. He is responsible for Indium Corporation's global sales, marketing, technical support, operations, engineering, human resources, and product R&D functions. Berntson joined Indium Corporation in 1996 as a Product Specialist. He quickly rose to the roles of Product Manager, Marketing Leader, Sales Leader, and Tech Support Leader. Most recently, he has served as Executive Vice President and President of Indium Corporation's Asia Holdings. Berntson lived in Singapore for two years, learning much about the daily activities in Southeast Asia and China. While there, he expanded his understanding of the regional business needs and opportunities for our company.14.01.2020 07:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_7.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/communications/news/TestConX/indium.com/news-releases
Relay with Power Contacts on NO and NC SideMore than 30 years ago, Panasonic changed the way ...8545Product ReleaseRelay with Power Contacts on NO and NC SideMore than 30 years ago, Panasonic changed the way how to design safety modules by bringing a low profile 8pole safety relay on the market. Now the launch of the new 1a1b SFM relay will start the next phase of the market revolution. With a height of only 7.8mm and reflow soldering capability, SFM provides great design possibilities and is ready for future production processes. As all Panasonic Industry safety relays, SFM offers power contacts on both NO (6A) and NC (4A) side to control loads like valves directly without another relay in between. Contrarywise, the silver alloy contacts can handle low level loads down to 10V 1mA as well to support e.g. signaling boards in the railway sector. A very high shock and vibration resistance = 20g, low coil holding power of 100mW, an ambient temperature range from -40°C to 85°C and reinforced insulation = 5.5mm (V=230V overvoltage category III, 6KV) on NO side contribute to an almost unlimited field of applications.13.01.2020 17:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_19.jpghttp://industry.panasonic.euindustry.panasonic.eu
Supervisory Board with New Line-UpThe terms of office of all employee representative...8562Industry NewsSupervisory Board with New Line-UpThe terms of office of all employee representatives on the Supervisory Board and of six of the eight members on the side of the shareholders will expire at the close of the Annual General Meeting of Infineon Technology. The future employee representatives were already elected in December 2019. The remaining members are to be elected by the shareholders at the upcoming Annual General Meeting; the Supervisory Board proposes Xiaoqun Clever, Dr. Friedrich Eichiner, Dr. Ulrich Spiesshofer and Margret Suckale for election. The re-election of the current shareholder representatives Hans-Ulrich Holdenried and Dr. Manfred Puffer is also planned. The current mandates of the Supervisory Board members Dr. Wolfgang Eder and Géraldine Picaud remain unaffected by the election process at the upcoming Annual General Meeting. Peter Bauer, Dr. Herbert Diess, Prof. Dr. Renate Köcher and Dr. Eckart Sünner will therefore no longer be members of the Supervisory Board.13.01.2020 07:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_2.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2020/INFXX202001-020.htmlinfineon.com/press
DC/DC Converter for Industrial & Railway ApplicationsTRACO POWER announces their THN 10 WIR series of 1...8520Product ReleaseDC/DC Converter for Industrial & Railway ApplicationsTRACO POWER announces their THN 10 WIR series of 10 watt high-density DC/DC Converters in the industry standard 1" x 1" footprint and qualified for rugged industrial and railway applications and certified to EN 50155 and EN 61373 standards. The THN 10WIR series of ruggedized 10 Watt DC/DC converters are designed and manufactured for high reliability in harsh environments. The converters have ultra-wide wide 4:1 input ranges of 9-36, 18-78 and 36-160 VDC with single and dual outputs ranging from 3.3-24 VDC. The innovative design provides high efficiencies up to 90% and enables a full load operating temperature range from -40 to +80°C without derating and increased resistance against electromagnetic interference, shock/vibration and thermal shock. All models are safety approved to IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 with CB Report and EN 50155 certified qualifying them for harsh environments in industrial, railway and transportation systems and further qualified for fire behavior of components per EN 45545-2. Features include: an internal EN 55032 class A input filter; input under-voltage-lockout; short circuit protection; remote On/Off; and output voltage trim. All models offer extreme reliability with an MTBF in excess of 2.3 million hours and are supported by TRACO POWER'S 3 year warranty.10.01.2020 09:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_22.jpghttp://www.tracopower.us/thn10wirtracopower.us/tthn10wir
SMD Fuse Family ExtendedThe proven UMF 250 SMD fuse family is extended by ...8543Product ReleaseSMD Fuse Family ExtendedThe proven UMF 250 SMD fuse family is extended by a 15 A version. SCHURTER is now offering the UMF 250 in a total of 15 rated currents between 500 mA and 15 A. It is particularly suitable for electromobility applications with higher rated currents.With its quick characteristics (small melting integral) according to IEC 60127-4, the UMF 250 is the logical addition to the successful UMT 250 range. It is sealed against potting compound to achieve a hermetic seal for use in intrinsically safe applications according to ATEX and IECEx requirements. Thanks to its high cycle stability and minimal temperature derating, it is extremely robust and resistant to ageing. Thanks to its low internal resistance, the UMF 250 is ideally suited for primary and secondary protection on SMD circuit boards. Applications of the UMF 250 include the protection of battery-powered systems with high switch-off capacities of 500 A @ 125 VDC (e.g. electromobility). The fuse is also suitable for primary protection in the AC range, for example in voltage regulator modules and charging stations. The UMF 250 can is a halogen-free and RoHS-compliant fuse for lead-free soldering processes. The solder surface compatibility with the most important competitor products allows SCHURTER to offer the UMF 250 as a replacement product. The fuse is cURus approved.09.01.2020 19:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_21.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/Newsroom/Timeline/UMF-250-Rated-Current-Extensionschurter.com/Newsroom
North Carolina State University to Host EnerHarvThe Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)...8530Event NewsNorth Carolina State University to Host EnerHarvThe Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and North Carolina StateUniversity (NCSU) are pleased to announce the EnerHarv 2020 International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Micro-Power Management will be held from June 16-18, 2020 in Raleigh, North Carolina and hosted by North Carolina State University. The event will be managed by the Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) at NCSU. EnerHarv 2020 will build upon the inaugural event held in 2018 at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. The mission remains the same - to create a focal point for a community of experts and users of energy harvesting & related technologies to share knowledge, best practices, roadmaps, experiences and to create opportunities for collaboration primarily in the wireless IoT edge device sector. "EnerHarv was set up as a key biennial event to help solve the 'trillion sensor challenge' of 2025, recognizing that most of the world's IoT devices will require a portable power source such as a battery needing to outlive the device that it powers," commented Brian Zahnstecher, PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee and EnerHarv Co-Chair.09.01.2020 12:00:00Jan\images\news_enerharv.pnghttps://www.psma.com/technical-forums/energy-harvesting/workshoppsma.com/workshop
Quad-Output DC/DC µModule RegulatorsAnalog Devices, Inc. introduced the LTM4668 and LT...8517Product ReleaseQuad-Output DC/DC µModule RegulatorsAnalog Devices, Inc. introduced the LTM4668 and LTM4668A µModule regulators, quad-output DC/DC regulators with up to 4.8A output capability. The devices integrate switching controllers, power FETs, inductors and support components, easing the design process while reducing power consumption and board space. They are ideal for telecom, networking and industrial applications. Operating over an input voltage range of 2.7V to 17V, the LTM4668 and LTM4668A support an output voltage range of 0.6V to 5.5V. The devices support frequency synchronization, PolyPhase operation, selectable Burst Mode operation, 100% duty cycle and low IQ operation. Their high switching frequency and a current mode architecture enable a very fast transient response to line and load changes without sacrificing stability. The LTM4668 and LTM4668A are available today in 6.25mm x 6.25mm x 2.1mm BGA packages.09.01.2020 11:45:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_25.pnghttp://www.analog.comanalog.com
The Lighting Industry Comes TogetherThe focus for the workshops and panel discussions ...8533Event NewsThe Lighting Industry Comes TogetherThe focus for the workshops and panel discussions at LpS/TiL in Bregenz will be centred around the third industrial revolution and what this really means for lighting designers, technologists, manufacturers and regulators.  All parties can inspire, contribute and influence the next steps companies must make in order to satisfy end-users and harness IoT capabilities. A new industrial revolution is characterized by three major technological advances occurring almost simultaneously; new energy sources, new communication channels and new transport options. Renewable energy sources, the world of the Internet, IoT and self-propelled traffic on land and in the air show these developments in concrete terms. After 200 years of industrial activity, resource depletion and climate change, the lighting industry is navigating future technologies, infrastructure and investment decisions.  There is a palpable biosphere consciousness and drive to protect nature and the environment, to guard our habitat for future generations as well as for ourselves. LpS/TiL 2020 will explore how and with what the light sector, including Photonics, can contribute. The new world for architects is dominated by smart retro-fit programmes and data-driven optimization.  The new world for manufacturers is designing for a circular economy including interoperability and standardization. Eminent speakers from these fields will come together to help share perspectives and understand the necessary collaborations and obstacles ahead.09.01.2020 09:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_9.jpghttps://www.led-professional-symposium.com/third-industrial-revolution-ignites-debate-for-lps-til-2020led-professional-symposium.com
Competence for System Solutions of Universal ChargersInfineon Technologies expands with Rompower its ex...8537Industry NewsCompetence for System Solutions of Universal ChargersInfineon Technologies expands with Rompower its expertise for the development of universal chargers with high efficiency and compact design. These USB-PD chargers (Power Delivery) with the universal USB-C connector enable the power supply of e.g. monitors or smart speakers and charge the batteries of mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. Today, these plugs already perform other functions, such as fast charging smartphones. Using the USB-PD technology, smartphones can be fully charged in less than an hour. USB-PD is made possible by the universal USB-C connector, which allows for higher data transfer and higher power transfer compared to widely established micro-USB and USB-A/B connectors. The next development stage for all these functions will be permanently installed USB-PD wall outlets. With a maximum power output of 100 W made possible by the USB-PD standard, they not only support fast charging of mobile devices, but also function as permanently installed adapters. In the medium term, USB-PD charging sockets will be used in public buildings, such as airports and hotels, as well as in private households and will reduce the need for adapters and chargers. Within the partnership, Infineon will contribute its semiconductor expertise, Rompower will offer its technologies and international know-how in the system area as well as in the construction of compact, small and highly efficient charging solutions. The first step is the development of system solutions for compact fast chargers for smartphones and USB-PD wall outlets. 09.01.2020 05:00:00Jan\images\news_infineon.pnghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFPMM202001-019.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
Quarter-Brick with Digital Control for Telecom and Compute EquipmentArtesyn Embedded Power announced the BDQ1300, a 13...8542Product ReleaseQuarter-Brick with Digital Control for Telecom and Compute EquipmentArtesyn Embedded Power announced the BDQ1300, a 1300 watt quarter-brick dc-dc converter, designed to provide the highest efficiency on-board 12V output for telecom, computing and server applications, with optional digital control. With efficiency rated over 97 percent, the BDQ1300 is designed as a voltage source for non-isolated point-of-load converters. It can accept an input voltage range from 40 to 60 volts, making it ideal for 48-volt data center and communications network equipment. Rated for up to 110 amps, the Artesyn BDQ1300 is a fully isolated dc-dc converter, which can be applied with separate input and output ground connections. This isolation means that EMI management and any possible fault condition can be contained within the primary side of the converter. The modules use a standard high-current quarter-brick pin-out. A pair of power pins are provided for the positive output and ground connections to enable the current to be conducted to the host PCB. Conduction losses from the module are minimized using large diameter pins.08.01.2020 20:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_22.jpghttp://www.advancedenergy.comadvancedenergy.com
Fuses Designed for Automotive and In-Rush Current ApplicationsBel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces their 0680L ...8548Product ReleaseFuses Designed for Automotive and In-Rush Current ApplicationsBel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces their 0680L Series of ceramic surface mount fuses with in-rush current withstand capability in a 2410 SMD package size. These slow blow fuses are designed for automotive and applications which require high DC voltage ratings and high DC interrupting ratings. Bel's 0680L Series fuses are compatible with the 260º, IR Pb-free solder process and feature a current rating from 375mA to 12A and a wide operating temperature range of -55º to 125ºC. These fuses are also AEC-Q200 compliant, RoHS compliant (with exemption 7(a)), halogen free (MSL = 1) and lead free. In addition, they are packaged in tape and reel for the auto-insert SMD process and meet the Bel automotive qualification, which is based on the AEC-Q test plan. Typical application use for the 0680L Series includes notebooks, LCD/LED monitors and TVs, PC computers and office electronic equipment, industrial and medical equipment, PoE, PoE+, power supplies, storage systems, telecommunication systems, wireless base stations, white goods, game consoles and battery charging circuit protection applications which require slow blow or time delay fuses to power the 2410 chip. The 0680L Series is in stock with Digi-Key and Mouser in up to 1,000 or 5,000 pieces in tape and reel. Product samples also available upon request.08.01.2020 14:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_16.pnghttps://belfuse.com/news-detail/bel-fuse-circuit-protection-announces-0680l-series-of-slow-blow-2410-smd-fusesbelfuse.com/news
Thermal Management Solutions for High-power ApplicationsHeat sinks are used in a myriad of devices for bot...8518Product ReleaseThermal Management Solutions for High-power ApplicationsHeat sinks are used in a myriad of devices for both electronic and mechanical applications such as automotive LED headlights, HVAC systems and ECUs, as well as busbars and power modules for energy applications. Traditionally, thermal management takes the form of extruded, forged or die-casted heat sinks connected to heat-generating electronics. However, with the rise of more powerful microelectronics and the push toward more compact designs, it becomes increasingly difficult to accommodate the bulky size and weight of these conventional designs. Interplex's heat sink design approaches that enable design freedom with 3D individualizable fin characteristics. These approaches provide for tight integration into the target sub-systems, minimize product cost, and enable fast ramp-up to high-volume production. Product engineers now have an expanded range of custom thermal management solutions that deliver on excellent heat dissipation while significantly reducing weight.08.01.2020 10:45:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_24.jpghttps://interplex.com/resources/power/technical-bulletins/integrated-thermal-management-solutions-with-custom-manufacturable-heat-sink-designs-2/?utm_source=tb&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201912-HeatSink&utm_content=fullTBinterplex.com/power
Transistor Technology Reaches Record FrequenciesScientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied...8534Industry NewsTransistor Technology Reaches Record FrequenciesScientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF have succeeded in developing a novel type of transistor with extremely high cut-off frequencies: metal oxide semiconductor HEMTs, in short MOSHEMTs. To achieve this, they have replaced the Schottky barrier of a conventional HEMT with an oxide. The result is a transistor that enables even smaller and more powerful devices. It has already reached record frequencies of 640 GHz. This technology is expected to advance next generation electronics. The high frequency characteristics of high eElectron mobility transistors (HEMTs) have been steadily improved in the past years. The transistors have become increasingly faster by downscaling the gate length to 20 nm. However, a HEMT encounters a problem at such small structure sizes: The thinner the barrier material of InAlAs (indium aluminum arsenide) becomes, the more electrons leak from the current carrying channel through the gate. These unwanted gate leakage currents have a negative impact on the efficiency and durability of the transistor, which renders further downscaling attempts impossible. The current transistor geometry of a conventional HEMT has reached its scaling limit. Silicon MOSFETs (metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors) are no stranger to this problem, either. However, they possess an oxide layer that can prevent unwanted leakage currents for longer than it is the case with HEMTs.08.01.2020 08:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_8.jpghttps://www.iaf.fraunhofer.de/en/media-library/press-releases/MOSHEMT.htmliaf.fraunhofer.de/press-releases
Electrolytic Capacitors with Solder LugsAluminium electrolytic capacitors with solder lugs...8525Product ReleaseElectrolytic Capacitors with Solder LugsAluminium electrolytic capacitors with solder lugs are needed in applications where the capacitor is separate from the electronic circuitry and cannot be mounted directly on the printed circuit board. In this case, the solder lugs allow flexible connection by means of a soldered cable. FTCAP (part of the Mersen Group) offers different series with numerous solder lug variations in this product area. The fully welded design increases the life of the capacitors. "There are two basic types of solder lugs or solder pins: with closed and open eyes", explains André Tausche, Managing Director of FTCAP. "The difference is that in the second version the cable can be fed through the eye. But we also offer numerous variations within these two categories. This allows us to offer customers maximum flexibility in connecting the cable." In addition to the extensive product range, solder lug capacitors from FTCAP feature a fully welded design: The life of these capacitors is much longer than that of riveted models. FTCAP electrolytic capacitors with solder lugs provide reliable solutions with high energy density, which in turn allows high discharge currents. Potential areas of application for solder lug capacitors include switch-mode power supplies, computers, industrial electronics, and drive systems.08.01.2020 05:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_17.jpghttps://www.ftcap.de/en/products/electrolytic-capacitors/solder-terminals/ftcap.de
Introduction to Engineering"Our aim was to inspire children's interest in the...8541Industry NewsIntroduction to Engineering"Our aim was to inspire children's interest in the technical world," explains Peter Fenkl. The Door-Opener Day of the "Show with the Mouse" is held every year when hundreds of German institutions and companies open their doors to children. "As a specialist in quiet and efficient fans and electric motors, Ziehl-Abegg was putting the focus of the 2019 Door-Opener Day on its core area of expertise, the electric motor", says the CEO. <br>The "Show with the Mouse" doesn't aim to be just an "Open Day" – the intention instead is to provide children with glimpses behind the scenes and – as far as possible – enable them to make something themselves. Roughly 100 children between 9 and 12 year came to Ziehl-Abegg in Derrimut (Australia), Singapore (Asia), Johannesburg (South Africa), Cajamar (Brazil), Greensboro (USA) and Kupferzell (Germany). They all built an electric motor. Project manager Sophie Grill emphasises that this international action goes hand in hand with the company's development: "We started selling our products on the international markets in 1972, then 'internationalised' our production and subsequently brought the successful model of dual training to France, Hungary, Brazil and the USA – making an international Door-Opener Day for the "Show with the Mouse" the next logical step."08.01.2020 01:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_1.jpghttps://www.ziehl-abegg.com/global/en/ziehl-abegg.com
High Voltage Molded Power InductorsCoilcraft has expanded its XEL Family of molded po...8544Product ReleaseHigh Voltage Molded Power InductorsCoilcraft has expanded its XEL Family of molded power inductors to include three higher-voltage series: the XEL401xV, XEL4020V and XEL4030V. All three offer operating voltage ratings of 120 V, 50% higher than the standard versions. They also offer exceptionally low DC resistance and ultra-low AC losses for greater power converter efficiency at high frequencies (2 to 5+ MHz) and high ripple current. XEL40xxV Family inductors measure just 4.0 x 4.0 mm with a maximum height of 3.2 mm and feature a rugged, composite construction that provides magnetic shielding and minimizes audible buzzing. The XEL401xV Series is available in six inductance values from 92 to 780 nH, with current ratings up to 24.0 Amps. The XEL4020V Series has 10 values from 0.08 to 2.2 µH and current ratings up to 33.2 Amps. The XEL4030V Series is offered in 13 values from 0.10 to 6.8 µH and current ratings up to 30.0 Amps. All models offer soft saturation characteristics to withstand high current spikes. They are qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 1 (-40°C to +125°C) standards and exhibit no thermal aging issues, making them ideal for automotive and other harsh-environment applications. They also feature RoHS-compliant, tin-silver-over-copper terminations and are halogen free.07.01.2020 18:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_20.jpghttp://www.coilcraft.comcoilcraft.com
IC Design Center on All About CircuitsEETech is pleased to unveil the newest addition to...8482Industry NewsIC Design Center on All About CircuitsEETech is pleased to unveil the newest addition to All About Circuits (AAC), the IC Design Center for IP Cores. This IC Design Center comes on the heels of AAC's recent redesign and will provide new, in-depth resources for IC Design experts and novices alike. Recognizing that IC design information is often challenging without widely available technical resources, EETech looked to the experts to bring this industry-leading IC Design Center to life. "Expanding to IC design has allowed us to work with specialists in the field to provide engineers with high-level, extremely accurate information built by their peers," says Kate Smith, Director of Digital Content for EETech. "With their help, we have created an accessible, comprehensive, and in-depth repository of information for IC designers." The IC Design Center provides up-to-date, open-source technical content, design tools, and more that will speak to engineers at any level of IC design. With the support of AAC's strong EE community, the addition of the IC Design Center continues to fulfill the needs of engineers looking to expand their IC design knowledge. In addition to content, designers will also have access to a vast open-source library of IP cores to aid in the IC design process. 07.01.2020 11:00:00Jan\images\news_allaboutcircuits.pnghttps://eetech.com/press/eetech-launches-new-ic-design-center-circuits/eetech.com/press
AC/DC Modules Meet ecodesign SpecificationsDengrove Electronic Components is now stocking the...8553Product ReleaseAC/DC Modules Meet ecodesign SpecificationsDengrove Electronic Components is now stocking the RECOM RAC04-K/277 AC/DC 4-Watt power modules, which meet the latest EU ErP Lot 6 ecodesign specifications for standby and off-mode that apply to industrial and consumer products. Able to supply short-term overloads of up to 150%, the modules are a cost-effective solution for powering industry 4.0 and industrial automation, IoT and smart-building devices, and household appliances. With a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +90°C with power derating, and able to operate at up to 5000 metres altitude, RAC04-K/277 modules can be deployed in stressful environments. The series offers a choice of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V and 24V output voltage and the full-load output power is available from -40°C to 75°C. Ease of use is another strength of the RAC04-K/277 series. No external components are needed to configure a fully functioning AC/DC converter with 80-305V AC input range and a wide margin to class-B emissions requirements. Fully encapsulated in a 36mm x 26.5mm x 17.4mm 6-pin case, the modules are convenient and compact for use in space-constrained applications. The RAC04-K/277 series meets high safety standards, with reinforced class II isolation rating for floating outputs and certified according to IEC/EN/UL/CSA 62368-1 for IT and AV equipment, EN 60335 for household appliances, and EN 61010 for measurement control and laboratory use.07.01.2020 09:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-15_11.jpghttps://www.dengrove.com/news/2020/01/4w-acdc-modules-meet-ecodesign-specifications/dengrove.com/news
Global Distribution PartnershipDigi-Key Electronics announced that it has expande...8536Industry NewsGlobal Distribution PartnershipDigi-Key Electronics announced that it has expanded its product portfolio by signing a global distribution partnership with Anderson Power Products (APP). The partnership will provide Digi-Key customers with worldwide, 24-hour availability of APP's high-quality interconnect solutions. "We are excited about our new partnership with Digi-Key Electronics, and the ability to offer our leading power interconnect solutions to their customer base," said William Estes, general manager at APP. "Anderson Power's vision is to be the leading quality power interconnect solution provider, and this partnership enables us to reach the electronic design engineers that are developing next generation products and solutions." APP is a leader in developing high-quality, low-cost, power interconnect solutions for several industries, including back up power systems, electrical recreational vehicles, uninterruptible power supply systems, telecommunications, high technology devices and alternative energy solutions. "Digi-Key looks forward to expanding our portfolio with APP's versatile high-power, quality interconnect products to customers worldwide. APP has a substantial number of power interconnect products that will allow Digi-Key to offer new solutions to high power designs that we have not been able to in the past," said David Stein, vice president, global supplier management at Digi-Key.07.01.2020 06:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_6.jpghttps://www.digikey.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/jan/digi-key-announces-global-distribution-partnership-with-anderson-power-productsdigikey.com/press-releases
Automotive Display Power Management ICDesigners of automotive electronic systems can now...8526Product ReleaseAutomotive Display Power Management ICDesigners of automotive electronic systems can now increase the number of displays per vehicle while reducing design complexity by using the MAX16923 4-output display power IC with watchdog timer from Maxim Integrated Products. By replacing four or five discrete ICs with a single power management solution, the MAX16923 significantly shrinks solution size and makes it easier for automotive designers to increase the number of displays from two to five per vehicle, or even more. The number of automotive displays per vehicle continues to grow as OEMs seek to make cars more attractive with advanced instrument clusters, infotainment, heads-up displays, center displays, rear-seat entertainment and smart mirror applications. Designers struggle with the complexity of adding these screens because the required power supply circuitry competes for space with a myriad of other electronic systems inside the car. The MAX16923 offers high integration with four power rails, featuring both a high-voltage and low-voltage buck converter, a high-voltage and low-voltage low-dropout (LDO) regulator, electromagnetic interference (EMI) mitigation and a watchdog timer in a single IC. Its high level of integration can reduce an automotive power solution from four or five ICs down to one chip, without making the temperature rise significantly.07.01.2020 04:30:00Jan\images\news_2020-02-01_16.jpghttps://www.maximintegrated.com/en/aboutus/newsroom.htmlmaximintegrated.com/newsroom
Power Supplies Suitable for Medical ApplicationsComponents Bureau extends its range of Medical pow...8474Product ReleasePower Supplies Suitable for Medical ApplicationsComponents Bureau extends its range of Medical power supplies from Cosel, the PCA Series AC-DC Power Supplies are available. The PCA series comprises of 3 models offering power range from 300W - 1000W and meets 2MOPP, EN60601-1 certification. It comes packaged in 89mm x 41mm x 152mm (without terminal block and screw). Average efficiency up to 93% with an operating temperature of -20°C ~ 70°C. Input range 85-264V AC and output voltages 5V, 12V, 15V, 24V, 32V & 48V. The PCA series key features include -only 1U high full function power supply, remote on/off, various alarms, constant current operation, parallel/redundancy operation, EN & UL approved and comes with 5 years warranty. Other features include low leakage current (<0.5mA), Output voltage adjustable close to 0V, 1U High, Low Noise Fan and Communication Function.06.01.2020 18:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-01-15_14.jpghttps://www.componentsbureau.com/every-section/medical-power-supplies-we-recommend/componentsbureau.com
Hybrid Surge Protective DeviceBourns, Inc. announced the Bourns Model 1202 Serie...8477Product ReleaseHybrid Surge Protective DeviceBourns, Inc. announced the Bourns Model 1202 Series. This Type 1 hardwired hybrid surge protective device (SPD) is designed for AC infrastructure applications. Bourns engineers have combined the company's fast-responding Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) technology with its low leakage Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technology to deliver a device that provides consistent, long-life, reliable and enhanced protection performance. The Model 1202 Series employs a full multi-mode protection scheme that can be utilized in line-to-line, line-to-neutral and neutral-to-ground configurations. The innovative hybrid design uses the GDT to isolate the MOV from the line voltage thus shielding it from transients and temporary overvoltage spikes that can potentially damage the MOV over time. The GDT's ultra-low leakage also helps to reduce damage due to watt loss heating. The Model 1202 has a nominal current rating of 10 kA and a short circuit current rating of 25 kA. The device's LED indicators provide visual indication when the surge protector encounters any situation that requires its internal safety fusing to activate. In addition, the Series is IP66/NEMA 4x rated and can be used indoors or outdoors. As a Type-1 SPD, the Model 1202 requires no external line fusing or circuit breaker, and can be placed on the line side of the main service disconnect.06.01.2020 16:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-01-15_11.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2020/01/06/bourns-new-hybrid-surge-protective-device-offers-multi-mode-protection-in-a-compact-designbourns.com/press-releases
Smart Driver IC for Battery Powered DC MotorsTRINAMIC Motion Control announces the TMC7300, a l...8480Product ReleaseSmart Driver IC for Battery Powered DC MotorsTRINAMIC Motion Control announces the TMC7300, a low-voltage driver for one DC motor up to 2A peak, or two DC motors up to 2.4A peak. Operating on a single or dual Li-Ion cell or at least 2 AA batteries, the TMC7300 is optimal for battery-operated equipment such as IoT and handheld devices, printers and POS applications, toys, cameras, and mobile medical devices. Thanks to an integrated direct bridge, the chip can also be used to control solenoids, relays, and other actuators. Despite the small form factor – a QFN of 3x3 mm² with 20 pins in total, the TMC7300 scores with a high power density using integrated power MOSFETs and a complete integrated DC motor control logic. As such, it can control velocity and limit torque, or be used in torque-controlled operation. Michael Randt, Founder, and CEO of the Hamburg, Germany based company, explains: "By rolling out our new family of driver ICs for battery-powered applications, we want to stimulate innovation. We want to fuel the imagination of engineers around the world by giving them the tools needed to develop new applications and turn proven concepts into portable devices that are convenient to use for both consumers and professionals."06.01.2020 13:00:00Jan\images\news_2020-01-15_8.jpghttps://www.trinamic.com/company/news/news-detail/smart-driver-ic-for-battery-powered-dc-motors/trinamic.com/news
Adding Resistors to Passive Components PortfolioExxelia announced that it has completed the acquis...8540Industry NewsAdding Resistors to Passive Components PortfolioExxelia announced that it has completed the acquisition of Micropen Technologies Corporation. Micropen is a designer and manufacturer of high technology resistors, known under the Ohmcraft brand, serving the medical, defense, space and industrial markets. Micropen also manufactures with the same technology unique special sensors dedicated to the medical and security markets. Established in 1982 in Honeoye Falls, NY, Micropen Technologies has developed a unique process to print critical functional materials, such as conductive electrodes, precious metals, on various planar or 3D substrates, such as ceramic, plastic and others. This patented system is the core technology for the design and manufacture of Ohmcraft complete line of resistors as well as some of the world's most innovative monitoring & stimulating medical sensors. "We are very excited to welcome Micropen's talented, engaged and committed team, and very proud to add Micropen's unique technology under our already extensive portfolio of highly-engineered passive components and sensors. Thanks to this unrivaled process, Exxelia gains a foothold in the high-rel resistors world and enhances its ability to serve as a key product solution provider to customers with mission-critical applications", said Paul Maisonnier, Chief Executive Officer of Exxelia.06.01.2020 02:00:00Jan\images\news_exxelia.gifhttps://exxelia.com/en/group/news/detail/132/exxelia-acquires-micropen-technologies-corporation-1exxelia.com/news
New Ownership Opens Up OpportunitiesNexperia announced that Wingtech Technology – a Ch...8487Industry NewsNew Ownership Opens Up OpportunitiesNexperia announced that Wingtech Technology – a Chinese computer and telecom equipment manufacturer – has officially obtained a controlling stake in Nexperia from Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co. Ltd (JAC Capital). Headquartered in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Nexperia will stay an independent company, operating under Dutch law, and with the same management team, led by CEO Frans Scheper. The new ownership comes as Nexperia is experiencing a very successful period, significantly out-performing the market, launching more new products and with an expanded manufacturing capacity of more than 90 billion parts annually. Automotive is a key industry from Nexperia, and the company is increasing its already-burgeoning portfolio of AEC Q100/101-qualified parts. The company also leads in the consumer, communications and industrial markets. It continues to innovate with compelling new products that are efficient in power, size and performance. Comments CEO Frans Scheper: "Expanding our business in China has been one of our main goals since we launched in 2017. The change of ownership is another step that confirms we are on the right track and it will open up new opportunities for Nexperia, like 5G and related sectors. We have ambitious growth plans and will continue to invest to support both new technologies and expanded capacity at our worldwide facilities."24.12.2019 06:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-15_1.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/new-ownership-opens-up-opportunities-for-nexperia.htmlnexperia.com/press-releases
Strengthening Presence in Specialty ChemicalsMersen has announced the acquisition of GAB Neuman...8466Industry NewsStrengthening Presence in Specialty ChemicalsMersen has announced the acquisition of GAB Neumann, a specialist in the design, manufacture and sale of graphite and silicon carbide (SiC) heat exchangers for the chemicals market. Éric Guajioty, Group Vice President, Advanced Materials, said: "We are delighted to welcome the GAB Neumann teams to Mersen. Their extensive and recognized expertise will help the Group strengthen its footprint in anti-corrosion equipment across German-speaking Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). The addition of their annular groove graphite and silicon carbide heat exchangers to our product portfolio also makes Mersen a unique and central player in exchangers and solutions for today's high value-added pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals markets." The acquisition will enable Mersen to strengthen its position in the chemicals market in Germany – particularly in the replacement segment – and provide its customers around the world with an enriched offer of products and services. A family-owned company based in Maulburg in the state of Baden-Württemberg in south-west Germany, GAB Neumann was founded in 1965 and has 45 employees. It will join the Advanced Materials segment and will contribute around €10 million to annual Group sales. The transaction, which is subject to the approval of the German anti-trust authorities, is expected to be finalized in early 2020.22.12.2019 10:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_5.jpghttp://www.mersen.commersen.com
Cooling SolutionsThe Power Electronics Solutions (PES) Group of the...8473Product ReleaseCooling SolutionsThe Power Electronics Solutions (PES) Group of the Rogers Corporation is presenting two product expansions from the curamik cooler product family. The two water-cooled laser diode coolers efficiently derive the heat from powerful laser diodes on the smallest surfaces, improve performance efficiency and extend the lifespan. curamik CoolPerformance Plus coolers are manufactured for outstanding cooling performance from OFHC copper and a highly conductive ceramic substrate, which, in combination, produces a precisely controllable coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE). In addition to curamik CoolPerformance / Plus, the material-based laser and photonics cooling solutions curamik CoolPower / Plus and curamik CoolEasy will also be shown. curamik CoolPower / Plus coolers are produced from several layers of pure copper. The coolers are manufactured in the unique curamik bonding process in order to achieve hermetic, multi-layer structures without solder or additional adhesive layers. The curamik cooling solutions are also used for cooling high-performance LED and Lidar applications.20.12.2019 19:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-15_15.jpghttps://rogerscorp.com/en/power-electronics-solutionsrogerscorp.com
Current Transducers Packaged with Power AnalyzersDanisense has announced that HBM Test and Measurem...8461Product ReleaseCurrent Transducers Packaged with Power AnalyzersDanisense has announced that HBM Test and Measurement will offer customers a packaged solution of its power analyzer together with a Danisense current transducer. The combination will make it more convenient and simpler for customers to use the best available equipment. HBM will label the current sensors included in the package, 'powered by Danisense'. Its eDrive power analyzer acquires mechanical signals (e.g. torque, vibration, temperatures) and electrical signals (current, voltage) simultaneously, helping designers to better understand the electric drive and its losses in minutes rather than days, which is important for the optimisation of the drive as well as the increase in efficiency. In contrast to conventional power analyzers, HBM´s eDrive offers data acquisition and analysis capabilities in addition to power measurement. When paired with a high-accuracy, high reliability, wide-bandwidth Danisense current transducer (compatible models range from 50A to 1200A), the solution is a perfect fit for the electric vehicle market. Comments Loic Moreau, Sales & Marketing Director, Danisense A/S: "The HBM solution is a powerful tool for the automotive market, enabling the collection and analysis of lots of data from diverse sensors. We are excited to partner with HBM to deliver a convenient, high-performance T&M solution, available from one source."20.12.2019 14:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_10.jpghttp://www.danisense.comdanisense.com
Expansion of Network in North AmericaAsahi Kasei America has opened an office in Novi, ...8486Industry NewsExpansion of Network in North AmericaAsahi Kasei America has opened an office in Novi, Michigan, to strengthen its marketing function in North America, mainly in the automotive field. In the Asahi Kasei Group's medium-term management initiative "Cs+ for Tomorrow 2021," mobility is identified as a priority field for provision of value in the Material business sector. In North America, Asahi Kasei manufactures and sells car interior materials, compound resins, and battery separators, and sells electronic components as well as provides technical support to customers in the automotive industry. Many Asahi Kasei products have been adopted by major automobile manufacturers in the region. The major American automobile manufacturers called the "Big Three" have their headquarters in the Detroit area, and there are also many parts manufacturers located around Novi near Detroit. By concentrating the company's automotive marketing functions at the center of the industry, Asahi Kasei will continue to propose innovative products that meet rapidly changing market needs. In addition to mobility, there are many other potential growth fields in North America. To accelerate new business creation, Asahi Kasei America will continue to strengthen its marketing function in collaboration with the Marketing & Innovation unit of Asahi Kasei Corp. which was established in April 2019.19.12.2019 07:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-15_2.jpghttps://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/news/2019/e191216.htmlasahi-kasei.co.jp/news
IGBT for 900 A Power RatingInfineon introduced the IGBT7 chip for its Easy ho...8459Product ReleaseIGBT for 900 A Power RatingInfineon introduced the IGBT7 chip for its Easy housing platform in March. Now it is taking the state-of-the-art TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 to the arena of medium power: in the standard industry package EconoDUAL 3. In this chip technology, the 1200 V module provides a leading nominal current of 900 A enabling a 30 percent higher inverter output current for the same frame size compared with the former technology. While specific improvements of the module's chip and housing directly aim at industrial drive applications, it can also be very well implemented in designs for commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles (CAV), servo drives, as well as solar and UPS inverters. Based on the new micro-pattern trench technology, the TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 chip performs with much lower static losses compared to the IGBT4. Its on-state voltage is reduced by up to 30 percent for the same chip area. This brings significant loss reduction in the application, especially for industrial drives, which usually operate at moderate switching frequencies. Additionally, the oscillation behavior and the controllability of the IGBT have been improved. The power modules feature a maximum allowed overload junction temperature of 175°C.18.12.2019 16:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_12.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2019/INFIPC201912-016.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
Pre-APEC Power Electronics Capacitor WorkshopThe Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)...8484Event NewsPre-APEC Power Electronics Capacitor WorkshopThe Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring its third annual Capacitors in Power Electronics Workshop. This year's all-day workshop entitled, "How to Choose and Define Capacitor Usage for Emerging Applications," will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, the day before the start of and in the same venue as APEC 2020 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The day-long educational session will consist of morning and afternoon technical lecture presentations and lunchtime interactive technology demonstrations. Opening with a keynote address titled, "Challenges and Requirements on Capacitors for Aircraft Electrification" by Prof. Pat Wheeler of the University of Nottingham, the workshop features presenters from market-leading capacitor manufacturers including KEMET, CDE and Wurth Electronics plus renowned lecturers from universities around the world. The technical lecture sessions will each be followed by a panel Q&A to offer attendees the opportunity to engage with the presenters. This workshop will address the needs of both beginners and advanced designers of DC-DC converters, frequency drives, inverters and other power conversation applications. The agenda addresses application-based challenges on capacitor technologies rising from the introduction of GaN and SiC topologies, the impact of e-mobility and the latest capacitor developments. The impact of market shortages on new developments and possible solutions to overcome actual problems will also be discussed. Capacitor technologies reviewed include supercapacitors, tantalums, polymer horizontal chips, ceramic specialties and the latest film developments.18.12.2019 09:00:00Dec\images\news_psma.jpghttps://www.psma.com/technical-forums/magnetics/workshoppsma.com/technical-forums
Joining Partner Program to Reduce Customer Time-to-MarketInnolectric announces that it has joined the STMic...8485Industry NewsJoining Partner Program to Reduce Customer Time-to-MarketInnolectric announces that it has joined the STMicroelectronics Partner Program to leverage ST's innovative technology to make its products even more efficient and robust while increasing those products' visibility to ST's customers. In addition, within the ST Partner Program, both partners are collaborating on developing efficient power electronics with a view to the future. For example, the innolectric on-board charger supports vehicle charging internationally, according to current national standards. Beyond this flexible charging capability, charging options range from 22kW AC to over 350kW DC. This "One-Device-Solution" delivers above-average efficiency of >96% with good availability. innolectric products stand for performance and reliability. Tim Karcher, CEO of innolectric AG, said: "For innolectric, the efficiency of our own products is decisive for the success of our customers. The ST Partner Program and close cooperation with STMicroelectronics enable our customers to rely on the most efficient technology for power electronics. In the future, we will continue to work with ST on the development of efficient power electronics to meet the growing demand for eMobility". "The ST Partner Program helps customers' design teams access extra skills and resources to aid engineering development and shorten time-to-market for new products," said Alessandro Maloberti, Partner Ecosystem Director, STMicroelectronics. "By selecting, qualifying, and certifying our program partners, we are taking yet another major step in helping customers accelerate design and development, and ship to market the most robust and efficient products and services."18.12.2019 08:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-15_3.jpghttps://innolectric.ag/?lang=eninnolectric.ag
DC Meters for Charging InfrastructureIsabellenhütte presents the first shunt-based, cal...8457Product ReleaseDC Meters for Charging InfrastructureIsabellenhütte presents the first shunt-based, calibration law-compliant DC energy reference meter IEM-DCC-500 for charging infrastructure following the successful completion of the type examination. The DC meters are now available for purchase by manufacturers of charging stations and can be integrated into the designs of their applications. The basis of the type examination certification was the successfully conducted metrological measurement series (accuracy class B), the operation of the software in compliance with calibration law, the corresponding documentation for the customers and institutes, as well as the positive completion of the EMC and environmental impact studies. Andreas Prüfling, Director of the Business Unit Measurement at Isabellenhütte: "We thank PTB Braunschweig for this good collaboration, which has ultimately led us to achieving a solution for the market that complies with calibration law. Simultaneously, we have expanded series production so that the DC meter is now directly available to recharging station manufacturers." The design features integrated current and voltage measurement (500 A and 1,000 V) as well as the calibration law-relevant periphery in a compact housing that is secured against manipulation.17.12.2019 18:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_14.jpghttps://www.isabellenhuette.de/en/press/#panel-1955-0isabellenhuette.de/press
Isolated Silicon Carbide Gate DriverWith the MAX22701E isolated gate driver from Maxim...8462Product ReleaseIsolated Silicon Carbide Gate DriverWith the MAX22701E isolated gate driver from Maxim Integrated designers of high-voltage/high-power systems can improve power supply efficiency by up to 4 percentage points over competitive solutions, reducing power loss and the resulting carbon footprint by 30 percent. The driver IC is intended for use in switch-mode power supplies within industrial communication systems for solar power inverters, motor drives, electric cars, energy storage systems, uninterrupted power supplies, data farms and high-power/high-efficiency power supplies. Many switch-mode power supply applications are adopting wide-bandgap silicon carbide (SiC) transistors to improve power efficiency and transistor reliability. However, the high switching frequency incurs transients that generate noise, which either disrupts operations or requires extensive mitigation. The MAX22701E offers the industry's highest common-mode transient immunity (CMTI) of 300kV/µs typical to deliver industry-leading reliability. CMTI is up to 3x higher than the closest competitor, which results in increased system uptime. Best-in-class driver propagation specs (35ns typical which is 2x lower propagation delay than the closest competitor) and propagation delay matching between the high-side and low-side gate drivers (5ns maximum which is 5x lower than the closest competitor) helps to reduce the transistor's dead time. This, in turn, improves power efficiency up to 4 percentage points.17.12.2019 15:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_9.jpghttps://www.maximintegrated.com/en/aboutus/newsroom.html/pr_2036937387maximintegrated.com/newsroom
GaN Used in Power Supplies for AirplanesTransphorm confirmed that customer AES Aircraft El...8464Product ReleaseGaN Used in Power Supplies for AirplanesTransphorm confirmed that customer AES Aircraft Elektro/Elektronik System has released its first 650 V GaN-based power supplies. Serving the aviation industry, AES supports customers with various products and services ranging from electrical engineering to certification and testing. The company's Switch Mode Power Supplies are currently used by large CS-25 airplane manufacturers (e.g., Airbus A318-A321, A330, A340, A380 and Boeing B767, B787 VIP aircraft) and use Transphorm's GaN FETs to increase overall system efficiency by more than 10 percent compared to competitive Silicon-based power supply unites (PSUs). The two GaN-based Switch Mode Power Supplies are the PS250X 500 W system and the PS6120 1200 W system. Both products support a 96-130 VAC/360 Hz – 800 Hz input voltage with a 28 VDC continuous power output at 15 amps for the 500 W system and 42 amps for the 1200 W system. Further, AES certified the PS250X and PS6120 as DO-160 compliant-meeting the more than 25-point stringent Standard of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA). This Standard assesses system impact and performance under various external and internal conditions on aircraft-ranging from pressure and temperature to voltage spikes and RF emissions.17.12.2019 12:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_7.pnghttps://www.transphormusa.com/en/news/aes_gan_psus_boeing_airbus_aircraft/transphormusa.com/news
Expert to Present at Pan Pacific Microelectronics 2020Indium Corporation's Dr. Ronald C. Lasky, Senior T...8467PeopleExpert to Present at Pan Pacific Microelectronics 2020Indium Corporation's Dr. Ronald C. Lasky, Senior Technologist, will present at Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2020 (PanPac) in Big Island, Hawaii, USA, February, 10-13, 2020. Tuesday, Feb. 11, Dr. Lasky will chair the Daily Conference Keynote, The Invention of CMOS Image Sensors: A Camera in Every Pocket, and deliver three presentations: Autonomous Vehicles and AI: Status and Future­-questions how far AI technology will go. Dr. Lasky will discuss the current state of autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence projects, where they will be in the next decade, and in 50 years. Weibull Analysis 101: Plotting and Interpretation-offers a guide to the analysis method revered by most reliability professionals. Dr. Lasky will walk attendees through its history and show them how to perform Weibull analysis with software tools, such as Minitab. The Basics of Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs)-examines the basics of TIMs, progress in heat transfer technology, and the classification system for materials selection to meet application requirements.  17.12.2019 09:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_4.jpghttps://www.indium.com/people/marketing-communications/news-releases/indium-corp-expert-to-present-at-pan-pacific-microelectronic-2020indium.com/news-releases
Advancing GaN in Electric VehiclesGaN Systems announces that SPARX Group Mirai Creat...8468Industry NewsAdvancing GaN in Electric VehiclesGaN Systems announces that SPARX Group Mirai Creation Fund II has made an investment in GaN Systems. Mirai fund provides capital to companies with the goal of accelerating innovation, Vehicle Electrification being one of the major targets, to generate a "new power" that will shape the future and impact our world. The goals and principles of the fund align well as the automobile industry as a whole is shifting toward a "mobility company" in this once-in-a-century period of profound transformation. "The combination of confidence in our best-in-class device performance, the release of the industry's highest current rated devices, and our device reliability exceeding the AEC-Q101 automotive industry standards, has contributed to more and more automotive OEMs and Tier 1 companies investing in our company and using our devices," said Jim Witham, CEO for GaN Systems. "It's great to see so many automotive companies taking advantage of the benefits of our GaN as the industry shifts from internal combustion engines to Electric Vehicles." "After evaluating a variety of power semiconductor technologies and designs, GaN has emerged as a critical building block for power in automotive applications and our investment in GaN Systems complements our vision to shape the future and impact our world," said Shuhei Abe, President and CEO of SPARX Group.17.12.2019 08:00:00Dec\images\news_gan-systems.pnghttps://gan-systems.reportablenews.com/pr/gan-systems-and-sparx-advance-gan-in-electric-vehiclesgan-systems.reportablenews.com
Donating €12,000 to 'Clean Water for Ghana'In lieu of Christmas gifts to customers, Vincotech...8470Industry NewsDonating €12,000 to 'Clean Water for Ghana'In lieu of Christmas gifts to customers, Vincotech will again donate to the same worthy cause the company had supported during the year. Plan International, an aid organization that Vincotech has been proud to work with over the years, will put this €12,000 grant to good use in the name of the company and its customers. Earmarked for the 'Clean Water for Ghana' project, this funding will help afford people in the country's Eastern, Central and Volta regions better access to drinking water and sanitary facilities. Although Ghana's growing economy is a success story, people in rural areas, especially, have yet to benefit. Just 66 percent of the population has access to drinking water and a scant nine to sanitary facilities. This infrastructural project aims to improve the water and sanitation situation for around 32,000 people by building and renovating 36 water points in communities, schools and health centers, and installing sanitary facilities for some 12,000 boys and girls at 36 schools. Community training on sanitation and sustainable water management goes to help to make these improvements permanent. Eckart Seitter, Senior VP Sales & Marketing at Vincotech, says, "Supporting this kind of project may seem like a drop in a bucket, but lots of droplets make a mighty ocean. We're just happy to be helping people in developing countries help themselves with basic infrastructure and skills they can use to improve local living conditions."17.12.2019 06:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_1.pnghttps://www.vincotech.com/clean-water-for-ghana-project/vincotech.com
Certified According to IATF 16949SCHURTER Electronic Components s.r.l. production s...8465Industry NewsCertified According to IATF 16949SCHURTER Electronic Components s.r.l. production site in Ilfov, Romania, received the audit certificate according to the automotive standard IATF 16949:2016. This standard of the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) places the highest demands on the system and process quality of a company. The certification attests to the production of components and solutions at the highest quality level. The Automotive Standard IATF 16949:2016 represents one of the strictest and most demanding certifications. SCHURTER has taken this certification of the production site in Romania as a logical step to continuously improve itself. With the certification of the production of electrical circuit boards, entire systems can now also be offered according to IATF. This further development from component supplier to complete solution provider underlines the consistent company orientation. SCHURTER's orientation towards IATF 16949 also serves all SCHURTER customers and is therefore not only important for automotive customers who can benefit from the improved processes.13.12.2019 11:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_6.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/Newsroom/Timeline/SCHURTER-Romania-certified-newly-according-to-IATF-16949schurter.com/Newsroom
Rack-Mount Programmable DC LoadElektro-Automatik announces the EA-ELR 10000 30 KW...8472Product ReleaseRack-Mount Programmable DC LoadElektro-Automatik announces the EA-ELR 10000 30 KW Programmable Electronic Load. The 4U rack-mounted ELR 10000 4U, engineered with advanced SiC power conversion devices, boasts the industry's best power density-requiring as little as half the rack space for the same power output as competing programmable loads. This latest generation ELR combines its high-efficiency programmable DC load with an equally efficient inverter (regenerative) output stage, returning up to 95% of the energy used in the test back to the ac grid. A master-slave bus provides for parallel connection of multiple ELR 10000 units to a maximum input power rating of 1080 KW. The ELR 10000 provides a wide range of programmable functions to simulate complex testing such as electric vehicle traction motors, battery discharge testing, PV simulation per EN 50530 and MPP tracking and others. An FPGA-based function generator with a value table of up to 3,276 points enables creation and operation of load profiles that include sine wave, square wave, sawtooth and ramp functions. The device can easily reproduce non-linear internal resistances such as those of batteries or LED chains. Sequences can be loaded from and saved to a standard USB drive on the front panel.12.12.2019 20:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-15_16.jpghttps://www.elektroautomatik.us/latest-newselektroautomatik.us/latest-news
Accelerometer with Built-In Noise Filtering FunctionROHM Group company Kionix announced the availabili...8460Product ReleaseAccelerometer with Built-In Noise Filtering FunctionROHM Group company Kionix announced the availability of accelerometers, KX132-1211 and KX134-1211, ideal for high accuracy, low power motion sensing applications in the industrial equipment and consumer wearable markets. In recent years, as factories have begun to save labor costs and increase efficiency, the concept of predictive maintenance for detecting abnormalities before equipment malfunctions has gained broad acceptance. This has increased the need for machine health monitoring along using sensors to detect equipment conditions (i.e. motor vibration). The KX134-1211 is a 3-axis accelerometer optimized for machine condition monitoring. Advanced Data Path (ADP) technology allows noise filtering and sensor signal processing normally carried out by the MCU to be performed by the accelerometer. They contribute to reducing MCU load and power consumption together with improved application performance. In addition, to meet industrial requirements, the sensing frequency and acceleration detection ranges have been increased to 8,500Hz and ±64g, respectively, while supporting operating temperatures up to 105°C. At the same time, the sensor itself consumes less than half the current (0.67µA in low power mode) compared to conventional products. Additional features include Wake Up and Back to Sleep functions that contribute to lower power consumption, enabling sensing operation in battery-equipped wearable devices.12.12.2019 16:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_11.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=accelrometer-with-built-in-noise-filtering-function&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Surface-Mountable Rechargeable BatteriesThe surface-mountable, rechargeable solid-state ba...8463Product ReleaseSurface-Mountable Rechargeable BatteriesThe surface-mountable, rechargeable solid-state battery produced by TDK Corporation is now available from TTI, Inc. The TDK CeraCharge range merges aspects of lithium-ion battery and multilayer ceramic capacitor technologies to produce an all-ceramic, solid-state rechargeable cell suitable for reflow soldering. The parts can be used as backup batteries for real-time clock circuits, to store energy for Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as beacons and energy-harvesting systems, and as sub-batteries that smooth out voltage and current variations in wearable devices. The TDK CeraCharge parts use lithium-based ceramic oxides to form both the electrolyte and the inner electrode of the battery, and copper to collect the resultant charge and route it to the external electrodes. The parts therefore combine the benefits of lithium ion batteries with the safety and manufacturing advantages of ceramic multilayer components. The all ceramic-structure of the CeraCharge batteries means that they cannot leak, burn or explode, and will work over wide operating temperature ranges and even in a vacuum. The parts are compatible with reflow soldering processes, surface mountable, and embeddable. They are available in EIA case sizes. The CeraCharge 1812 is just 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.1 mm, and weighs 40 mg. It has a nominal operating voltage of 1.5 V, a nominal capacity of 100 µAh, and a nominal discharge current of 20 µA.12.12.2019 13:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_8.pnghttp://www.ttieurope.comttieurope.com
ECPE Events• ECPE Workshop 'Power Semiconductor Robustness - ...8481Event NewsECPE Events• ECPE Workshop 'Power Semiconductor Robustness - What Kills Power Devices?'<br>13 January (afternoon) - 14 January 2020, Munich, Germany<br><br>• ECPE Tutorial 'Drivers and Control Circuitry for IGBTs and MOSFETs'<br>18 - 19 February 2020, Barcelona, Spain <br><br>• ECPE Workshop 'Magnetic Components in Power Electronics' <br>19 - 20 February 2020, Grenoble, France<br><br>• ECPE Tutorial 'EMC in Power Electronics' <br>22 - 23 June 2020, Eindhoven, Netherlands12.12.2019 12:00:00Dec\images\news_ecpe.pnghttps://www.ecpe.org/events/workshops-tutorials/all/ecpe.org/events
Pre-APEC Power Magnetics at High-Frequency WorkshopThe Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)...8469Event NewsPre-APEC Power Magnetics at High-Frequency WorkshopThe Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring the fifth high-frequency magnetics workshop, "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency," on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The workshop will be conducted on the day before and in the same venue as APEC 2020 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. This day-long event will continue the focus on identifying the latest improvements in magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication, evaluation and characterization techniques and modelling and simulation tools to satisfy the technical expectations and requirements of higher application frequencies. This year's workshop will address two specific issues of interest: improving models of power magnetic components based on characterization and performance data and associating then advantages of different winding techniques for different applications. The target audiences for this workshop include anyone working to achieve higher power densities, low profile aspect ratio, higher efficiencies and improved thermal performance. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available to workshop attendees. Previous workshops have completely sold out, so individuals interested in attending this year's event are encouraged to register early.12.12.2019 07:00:00Dec\images\news_psma.jpghttp://www.psma.com/technical-forums/magnetics/workshoppsma.com/technical-forums
AC/DC Modules Meet Ecodesign SpecificationsDengrove Electronic Components is now stocking the...8458Product ReleaseAC/DC Modules Meet Ecodesign SpecificationsDengrove Electronic Components is now stocking the smallest 3-Watt AC/DC power modules on the market, the RECOM RAC3 series meeting the latest European ErP Lot 6 ecodesign specifications for standby and off mode. With a footprint only 28.5mm x 23.5mm, and 17.9mm high, the RAC3 series delivers full-load power from -40°C to 60°C, and 2 Watts up to 80°C. in addition to their small size, ErP Lot 6 compliance makes the modules suitable for automation, industry 4.0, IoT, household, and home-automation applications worldwide. International safety certifications include UL/IEC/EN62368-1 and IEC/EN60335-1, easing approval of industrial, domestic, and IT equipment. An IECEE CB Report is also available, which simplifies conformity assessment in CB Scheme member countries. The RAC03 series also simplifies equipment design, with features including reinforced insulation that meets IEC Class-II protection requirements and electromagnetic emissions significantly inside the class-B limits without the addition of an external filter. The family comprises six single-output models that feature a universal 85V-264V AC input and present a choice of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V, 18V, or 24V output. All units come with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.11.12.2019 17:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-01_13.jpghttps://www.dengrove.com/news/2019/12/recoms-3w-acdc-modules-in-industrys-smallest-footprint-meet-european-ecodesign-specifications/dengrove.com/news
Readout System for Large Arrays of Quantum DotsLeti and its research partners have demonstrated a...8483Industry NewsReadout System for Large Arrays of Quantum DotsLeti and its research partners have demonstrated a potentially scalable readout technique that could be fast enough for high-fidelity measurements in large arrays of quantum dots. The international research team reported its work on developing a toolkit on a SOI MOSFET-based prototyping platform that enables fast reading of the states of charge and spin. The study explored two gate-based reflectometry readout systems for probing charge and spin states in linear arrangements of MOS split-gate-defined arrays of quantum dots. The first system gives the exact number of charges entering the array and can help to initialize it. It can also read spin states, albeit in relatively small arrays. The second one gives the spin state in any quantum dot regardless of the array length, but is not useful for tracking charge number. Both readout schemes can be used complementarily in large arrays. The study's findings "bear significance for fast, high-fidelity, single-shot readout of large arrays of foundry-compatible Si MOS spin qubits," the paper notes. "The short-term efforts for our team going forward will be a joint optimization to increase speed and reliability of the readouts," said CEA-Leti's Louis Hutin, lead author on the paper. "The longer-term goal is to transfer this know-how on a larger scale and to less conventional architectures, featuring an optimized topology for error correction."11.12.2019 10:00:00Dec\images\news_leti.pnghttp://www.leti-cea.com/cea-tech/leti/english/Pages/What%27s-On/Press%20release/CEA-Leti-and-partners-demonstrate-potentially-scalable-readout-system-for-large-arrays-of-quantum-dots.aspxleti-cea.com/Press
Fully Integrated Power-Management ICWith features including four DC/DC buck converters...8475Product ReleaseFully Integrated Power-Management ICWith features including four DC/DC buck converters, a boost DC/DC converter, and six low-dropout regulators (LDOs), the STMicroelectronics STPMIC1 power-management IC (PMIC) satisfies the complex power demands of highly integrated application-processor based systems. The chip is optimized as a companion PMIC for ST's STM32MP1 heterogeneous multicore microprocessors, which target a broad range of applications by integrating single or dual Arm Cortex-A7 and Cortex-M4 cores, an optional 3D graphics processing unit, and rich digital and analog peripherals. More than simply saving board space and BOM cost, compared to arranging the same number of power rails using discrete components, the STPMIC1 also provides power-rail monitoring and protection, handles power-up/down sequencing, and meets the ST32MP1 accuracy and settling-time specifications. ST Authorized Partner Octavo Systems has utilized the STM32MP1 and STPMIC1 to create the OSD32MP1x family of microprocessor system-in-package (SiP) devices, which occupy a footprint up to 64% smaller than an equivalent system implemented with discrete components while also addressing engineering challenges such as power sequencing. In addition to supplying power rails for the microprocessor unit (MPU) and external system components, the STPMIC1 also provides a DDR memory reference voltage, a 500mA USB OTG power switch, and a general-purpose power switch. An I2C interface and additional pins allow the MPU to manage the PMIC.09.12.2019 17:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-15_13.jpghttps://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/about/media-center/press-item.html/n4214.htmlst.com/media-center
PCS for Photovoltaic Power GenerationSince Japan introduced a feed-in tariff (FIT) syst...8448Industry NewsPCS for Photovoltaic Power GenerationSince Japan introduced a feed-in tariff (FIT) system in 2012, the generated electricity has mainly been sold, but recently there has been an increase in the use of electricity by companies that generated it for their own production activities, and the need for photovoltaic power generation for self-consumption is increasing. For such self-consumption, power generators are often installed on the rooftops of factories and other buildings. There is demand to reduce the weight of power conditioning sub-systems (PCS) and other ancillary equipment to facilitate transport and installation. Fuji Electric has recently launched a medium-capacity PCS line suitable for self-consumption that achieves the world's lightest weight in the 30 to 50 kVA capacity range. FE has achieved a conversion efficiency of 98.6%, the industry's highest level, using its own power semiconductors. The company aims to increase orders landed in Southeast Asia, where photovoltaic power generation for self-consumption is being introduced because of the preferential tax system. It is currently obtaining product certification in the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. In general, forced air cooling with fans is adopted in order to cool the heat generated by the power loss of the mounted power semiconductors. This product uses FE's SiC power semiconductors to reduce the loss, and in combination with the optimum distribution of power semiconductors, it has made natural air cooling (fanless structure) possible. This has enabled long-term maintenance-free operation of 10 years, thereby improving customer convenience.09.12.2019 11:00:00Dec\images\news_2019-12-15_9.pnghttps://www.fujielectric.com/company/news/2019/20191115100033841.htmlfujielectric.com/news
Automotive DC/DC ConverterMORNSUN launched a SMD DC/DC converter module CFB0...8444Product ReleaseAutomotive DC/DC ConverterMORNSUN launched a SMD DC/DC converter module CFB0505XT-1WR3 which is specifically designed for automotive applications. This module meets automotive EMC standards and AEC-Q100 requirements. Besides, CFB0505XT-1WR3 features compact size, 3000VAC/4200VDC high isolation voltage, operating temperature range of -40? ~+105?, which make it ideal for automotive applications with efficiency up to 82% and output continuous short-circuit protection.09.12.2019 09:30:00Dec\images\news_2019-12-15_13.jpghttps://www.mornsun-power.com/html/about/content/1800666.htmlmornsun-power.com
eBook on Electric Vehicles Charging InfrastructureMouser Electronics announces an eBook in collabora...8445Product ReleaseeBook on Electric Vehicles Charging InfrastructureMouser Electronics announces an eBook in collaboration with Bourns, exploring new components, technologies, and strategies for the design and development of electric vehicles. In Electrification of the Vehicle, subject matter experts from Mouser and Bourns provide detailed explanations of concepts and products, including shunt resistors, inductor designs for on-board chargers, and the use of inductors and current sense resistors to reduce automotive emissions. Citing industry surveys and industry projections, Electrification of the Vehicle predicts growing adoption of electric vehicles throughout the United States. To keep pace with increasing numbers of electric vehicles, significant strides must be made in the development of charging infrastructure. The eBook highlights some of the most pressing challenges relating to electric vehicles and charging stations, providing in-depth guides to potential technical solutions and useful products. The new eBook from Mouser and Bourns incorporates detailed information on products such as the Bourns Model CSM2F Series of shunt resistors. Available in three footprint sizes, the CSM2F series delivers accurate current sense measurements in high-energy storage applications. Bourns' useful guide highlights the key elements of each transistor in the series.06.12.2019 08:30:00Dec\images\news_2019-12-15_12.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/publicrelations_bourns_electricvehicle_ebook_2019final/eu.mouser.com/publicrelations
Powder Alloy MaterialFor designers targeting superior efficiency and wh...8471Product ReleasePowder Alloy MaterialFor designers targeting superior efficiency and who need inductors with the lowest losses at high frequency, Magnetics has developed a breakthrough powder alloy material: Kool Mµ Hƒ. Kool Mµ Hƒ is a sendust powder alloy similar to Kool Mµ, Magnetics' economical power inductor material, and Kool Mµ MAX, which offers superior DC bias under current loading. With the availability of Kool Mµ Hƒ, engineers have a third option when considering a Kool Mµ core inductor, an option which optimizes for best AC core loss at any frequency. Kool Mµ Hƒ was derived from the growing need for efficient power inductors in GaN and SiC power supplies. Although customer demand influenced a target operating range of 200-500 kHz, Kool Mµ Hƒ losses are dramatically improved at all frequencies. Kool Mµ Hƒ displays improved losses as high as 2-3 MHz for high efficiency inductors while matching MPP (molypermalloy powder) losses at traditional lower frequencies (20-200 kHz). Therefore, Kool Mµ Hƒ can be attractive for any high efficiency power supply design, not only those using GaN and SiC switching at high frequency. Kool Mµ Hf is currently available in permeabilities of 26 and 60 and in standard toroid sizes up to 40 mm diameter. Additional permeabilities and larger cores are in development for release later this year. AL values, dimensions, coatings, and dielectric guarantees for Kool Mµ Hƒ are the same as both Kool Mµ and Kool Mµ MAX.04.12.2019 22:00:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-15_17.jpghttps://www.mag-inc.com/Company/News/December-2019/New-Kool-Mu-HF-Powder-Coresmag-inc.com/News
1200 V Single-Die E-Mode GaN Power DevicesGaN Power International has achieved an important ...8476Product Release1200 V Single-Die E-Mode GaN Power DevicesGaN Power International has achieved an important milestone in the development of high-voltage GaN power devices. After introducing its first lateral EMODE GaN power transistor (GPIHV15DK), a 1200V/15A device in a TO252 package, this past summer, the company more recently released a second GaN FET (GPIHV30DDP5L) at 1200V/30A in a TO263-5. This latest development indicates that GaN Power's success in producing a 1200V GaNFET was no accident and that 1200V GaN can be scaled to higher current/power. With their excellent dV/dt handling capability, 1200V GaNFETs are suitable for PV, motor drive and automotive applications. It was commonly believed that high voltage discrete power devices (> 1000V) were exclusive domains of silicon (Si) IGBT and silicon carbide (SiC) (both vertical devices) until GaNPower recently proved otherwise. All previous GaN devices with BV higher than 600V were made of a DMODE cascode with two or more chips copackaged, and with compromised switching performance. GaNPower International is the first company to offer devices rated at 1200V using single die enhancement mode technology. The lateral device has an actual breakdown at about 1500V and it is being rated at 1200V with sufficient safety margin. GaNPower is presently offering these 1200V engineering samples with 100mOhm (15A) and 60mOhm (30A) ratings.04.12.2019 16:30:00Dec\images\news_2020-01-15_12.pnghttp://iganpower.com/2019/09/06/new-1200v-gan-power-switch-with-kevin-source-lead/iganpower.com
Modular Power Supply SeriesTDK Corporation announces the addition of the SA m...8441Product ReleaseModular Power Supply SeriesTDK Corporation announces the addition of the SA modules to the 550 to 2000W TDK-Lambda branded QM series of AC-DC modular power supplies. The SA modules are available with 5V /15A, 12V /12.5A, 15V /10A and 24V /6.25A outputs and offer a cost-effective solution for low power output requirements. The SA module's patented loop control design uses a digital controller and TDK-Lambda developed algorithms. Phase mode control provides higher stability across a wider range of operating conditions. This enhances the output response to sudden load changes, with a faster and improved recovery. The use of a digital controller enables a reduction in component count of 40%. Using TDK-Lambda's online Quick Product Finder will automatically optimise the most suitable modules to generate the most cost-effective solution for a customer requirement, and provides a choice of signals, leakage current and standby voltages. Upon entering the desired output voltages and currents, the configurator will automatically produce a short 7-digit code for easy order placement. All models in the QM series feature low acoustic noise and full MOPPs isolation. With medical and industrial safety certifications, the QM series addresses a wide range of applications, including BF rated medical equipment, test and measurement, broadcast, communications and renewable energy applications.04.12.2019 12:30:00Dec\images\news_2019-12-15_16.jpghttp://www.emea.lambda.tdk.com/de/qmemea.lambda.tdk.com
Buck-Boost High-Efficiency DC/DC ConverterThe recently introduced RECOM RBBA3000 buck-boost,...8446Product ReleaseBuck-Boost High-Efficiency DC/DC ConverterThe recently introduced RECOM RBBA3000 buck-boost, non-isolated, DC/DC converter features a maximum of 3kW of output power rating in a industry-standard half brick baseplate-cooled package. Input range is 9-60VDC and the output voltage and maximum current can be user-programmed from 0-60VDC and 0-50A respectively. Programming can be via a single resistor or by an externally applied voltage. A particular feature is that the buck-boost topology utilised allows the output voltage to be set lower or higher than the input voltage. With its excellent 98% conversion efficiency, the RBBA3000 provides a full power over an operating temperature of -40 up to +85°C when appropriately cooled. The load current can be monitored from a current share pin which can also be used to parallel two modules to provide up to 100A output with active load balancing. The converter complies with EMC standard EN55024 and also EN 55032 class A and B with an external filter. Typical applications for the product are 48V to 24V or 12V to 24V battery power conversion, electric vehicle voltage regulators, battery voltage stabilisers or high power laboratory DC power supplies. "The RECOM RBBA3000 has a great combination of high efficiency, power density and functionality" commented Steve Roberts, CTO of RECOM, "It's also backed by our two-year warranty for peace of mind".04.12.2019 07:30:00Dec\images\news_2019-12-15_11.jpghttps://recom-power.com/en/company/newsroom/news/rec-n-half-brick-3kw-buck-boost-converter-has-98%25-efficiency-85.html?4recom-power.com/newsroom
Multifaceted Conference ProgramParallel to the international EMV trade fair, the ...8452Event NewsMultifaceted Conference ProgramParallel to the international EMV trade fair, the conference in Cologne from 17 - 19 March 2020 will offer a varied program of current developments and research findings as well as the basics of electromagnetic compatibility. The participants can look forward to three days of conference with 66 highly relevant scientific contributions in German. In addition, they will be offered three hours of compact basic knowledge as well as user and practice-oriented content in 20 parallel workshops in German and English. In their lectures, 90 speakers from industry and science will convey current knowledge on the entire spectrum of electromagnetic compatibility, such as legal regulations, 5G, measuring and interference suppression for motor vehicles, but also basic principles. They represent numerous institutions such as BMW AG, Miele & Cie. KG, SGS Germany GmbH, EMC Test NRW, AUDI AG, TDK Electronics AG, Otto-von-Guericke University, Robert Bosch GmbH, University of Stuttgart and many more. The experts will provide a platform for discussions and will be available to answer participants' questions. "The EMV Conference in Cologne offers EMC experts the opportunity to get ideas and suggestions from users and specialists in personal contact. The program committee has again compiled interesting and varied conference lectures. The workshops also offer newcomers a good opportunity to acquire or refresh basic knowledge," comments committee chair Prof. Heyno Garbe from Leibniz University Hannover, summarizing the program.04.12.2019 07:00:00Dec\images\news_2019-12-15_5.jpghttps://emv.mesago.com/koeln/en/press/press-releases/emv-press-releases/program-registration.htmlemv.mesago.com/press
Deputy Director of the European Technical CenterAs of September 1st, 2019, ROHM Semiconductor appo...8455PeopleDeputy Director of the European Technical CenterAs of September 1st, 2019, ROHM Semiconductor appointed Mr. Andreas Thamm as new Deputy Director of the European Technical Center (EUTC). Andreas Thamm has more than 20 years of experience in high-tech companies, where he held various positions in engineering and management. The European Technical Center provides customer support excellence through specialized FAEs that assist customers from product selection, to response on technical questions, to system-level design support. "It is a critical interface between customer requirements and product development in Japan," comments Toshimitsu Suzuki, President ROHM Semiconductor Europe. "The appointment of Andreas Thamm underlines the importance of the European market for ROHM. His expertise in industrial automation and his international experience in segment marketing will certainly help to focus on the products of our local customers and to pass on the needs of the industry to our engineering departments in order to emphasize products for the European market." "ROHM Semiconductor is a technology leader in power management applications for growth markets such as Industry 4.0, Smart Home or ADAS and supports its customers in successfully achieving their development goals," says Andreas Thamm. "I see great growth potential in the industrial sector in Europe. My mission is to contribute to this growth by further expanding the EUTC's system and application-oriented customer service."03.12.2019 04:00:00Dec\images\news_2019-12-15_2.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=rohm-appoints-andreas-thamm-as-new-deputy-director-of-the-european-technical-center&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Capacitors for Space Constrained ApplicationsKEMET Corporation has launched a range of surface ...8438Product ReleaseCapacitors for Space Constrained ApplicationsKEMET Corporation has launched a range of surface mount device (SMD) safety certified multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for use in mains powered applications. The CAS series addresses widespread demand for miniaturization without compromising performance by offering higher capacitance, smaller overall size, and simplified assembly versus existing leaded disc devices, which represent the majority of safety-certified ceramic capacitors currently on the market. According to market research*, the overall power supply sector is expected to grow to US $34.92 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2018 to 2023. Within this, AC/DC power conversion is considered the largest and fastest growing type of power supply owing to its increasingly wide range of uses and applications. KEMET's CAS series of SMD MLCCs offers important design and production benefits versus leaded disc devices for AC line filtering in this significant and expanding market. To satisfy industry and consumer demand for portable solutions, PCB real estate for electronics and power delivery systems continues to shrink as designers put more functionality in smaller spaces. Commonly used safety certified leaded disc components are bulky compared with KEMET's CAS series SMD MLCCs and are often not suitable for applications with restricted spaces in which filtering circuitry needs to be placed.02.12.2019 17:30:00Dec\images\news_2019-12-15_19.pnghttp://newsroom.kemet.com/news-releases/news-release-details/kemets-new-surface-mount-safety-certified-ceramic-capacitorsnewsroom.kemet.com
High Current AC Harmonic Filter CapacitorsCornell Dubilier announced that it now offers 85 A...8439Product ReleaseHigh Current AC Harmonic Filter CapacitorsCornell Dubilier announced that it now offers 85 Ampere RMS ratings and numerous other enhancements to its PC series of AC harmonic filter capacitors. The series improvements include UL recognized construction and an internal pressure interrupter system that has passed the rigors of UL testing to ensure fail-open performance under high current fault conditions. The higher current ratings improve the capacitor's ability to handle the high levels of harmonic content encountered in inverter AC input and output filtering applications. The series is typically networked with inductors to filter out undesirable harmonics in both single-phase and three-phase AC power systems. As a two-terminal capacitor device, multiple PC series capacitors can be connected in delta or wye configurations to achieve the reactive power and harmonic tuning needed to filter out the unwanted frequencies. The presence of multiple harmonics puts additional stress on capacitors in the form of self-heating. The PC series is designed with robust terminations and low equivalent series resistance (ESR), to minimize heating. The service life objective of the PC series is 60,000 hours when operated at full rated voltage and a case hot spot of 70 °C.02.12.2019 16:30:00Dec\images\news_2019-12-15_18.jpghttp://www.cde.com/PCcde.com/PC
Acquisition of Silicon Carbide Wafer SpecialistSTMicroelectronics announced the closing of the fu...8454Industry NewsAcquisition of Silicon Carbide Wafer SpecialistSTMicroelectronics announced the closing of the full acquisition of Swedish silicon carbide (SiC) wafer manufacturer Norstel AB. ST exercised its option to acquire the remaining 45% stake, following the initial transaction announced in February 2019. The total consideration for the acquisition of Norstel was $137.5 million, funded with available cash.  "At a time of constrained global capacity for silicon carbide, the full acquisition of Norstel will strengthen our internal SiC ecosystem: it will boost our flexibility, allow us to control better the improvement of yield and quality of the wafers, and support our long-term silicon carbide roadmap and business," said Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics. "This acquisition comes in addition to wafer supply agreements signed with third parties, with the overall goal to secure the required level of wafers to manufacture MOSFET and diodes for the automotive and industrial customer programs that will ramp up over the next years." Norstel will be fully integrated into ST's global R&D and manufacturing operations. It will continue growing its activities covering both the production of 150mm bare and epitaxial silicon carbide wafers and R&D on 200mm production as well as, more broadly, on wide bandgap materials.02.12.2019 05:00:00Dec\images\news_2019-12-15_3.jpghttps://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/about/media-center/press-item.html/c2930.htmlst.com/press
APPLAUSE – an ECSEL Joint Undertaking ProjectWürth Elektronik is part of a consortium of 31 Eur...8453Industry NewsAPPLAUSE – an ECSEL Joint Undertaking ProjectWürth Elektronik is part of a consortium of 31 European electronics packaging, optics and photonics key players, leading equipment suppliers and testing experts launched a new project, "Advanced packaging for photonics, optics and electronics for low cost manufacturing in Europe," simply called APPLAUSE. The project fosters the European semiconductor value chain by building new tools, methods and processes for high volume manufacturing. The 34M€ total budget for the three-year project is co-funded by Horizon 2020 and national funding agencies and industries, as a part of the Electronics Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU). The APPLAUSE project is an innovation activity (IA) of the European Commission in the field of electronics research. The APPLAUSE project is coordinated by ICOS Vision Systems N.V. (Belgium), a division of KLA Corporation, and has partners from 11 countries, including 10 large enterprises, 11 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and 10 research and technology organisations. "In addition to achieving the overall goals of APPLAUSE, Würth Elektronik has focused on further developments in the areas of electronic packaging and individual sensor systems", explains Dr. Jan Kostelnik, Head of Research and Development at Würth Elektronik Circuit Board Technology (CBT). The topics will be piloted in six use cases, each having an industrial end user.28.11.2019 06:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-15_4.jpghttps://www.we-online.comwe-online.com
50 and 60 mm Modules for Drives and UPS ApplicationsInfineon Technologies Bipolar has expanded its pro...8440Product Release50 and 60 mm Modules for Drives and UPS ApplicationsInfineon Technologies Bipolar has expanded its product portfolio of thyristor/diode modules. The new Prime Block 50 mm modules feature solder bond technology and the 60 mm modules pressure contact technology. They are designed for highest performance when the desired current exceeds 600 A for a 60 mm footprint or 330 A for a 50 mm footprint. This avoids the paralleling of modules when this is not an option. Prime Block modules are a perfect fit for industrial AC and DC drives as well as for rectifiers and bypasses in UPS. The modules have been optimized for better thermal resistance and higher operational temperatures to push their performance beyond the existing limits. As a result, the Prime Block achieves the highest power density in its respective footprint while maintaining the well-known reliability, which leads to an outstanding lifetime. The pressure contact modules in general provide best-in-class blocking stability, the solder bond modules fully undergo an X-ray monitoring after the soldering process. The variant in the 60 mm standard housing comes in the topologies thyristor/thyristor and thyristor/diode with a blocking voltage of either 1600 V or 2200 V and in current ratings from 700 A to 820 A. The 50 mm standard housing variant is offered in the topologies thyristor/thyristor, thyristor/diode and diode/diode.27.11.2019 15:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-15_17.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2019/INFIPC201911-006.htmlinfineon.com/press
Sales Manager for AmericasIn order to optimally serve the growing market for...8449PeopleSales Manager for AmericasIn order to optimally serve the growing market for thermal process solutions in North and South America, SMT Thermal Discoveries, has won Jens Saalmann as a new employee who will provide competent and reliable support in this area. "Jens Saalmann will enable us to further expand our sales network, react more quickly to requirements and optimally exploit the market potential," explains Florian Graf, Head of Sales & Marketing at SMT. Jens Saalmann is SMT's new contact person for North and South America since November 1st. He has worked as Key Account Manager for the electronics and automotive supplier industry in the past, through this position he has already gained experience with thermal processes. "SMT is a company with innovative products and individual solutions in the machine area for thermal processes. I am looking forward to my new challenge and the upcoming customer projects that I can implement at SMT", says Jens Saalmann. SMT Thermal Discoveries, based in Wertheim, Germany, was founded in 1987 and is a manufacturer and global supplier of machines for thermal processes from -50 °C to +450 °C.27.11.2019 10:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-15_8.jpghttp://www.smt-wertheim.comsmt-wertheim.com
Course for GrowthThe independent technology group Rohde & Schwarz c...8456Industry NewsCourse for GrowthThe independent technology group Rohde & Schwarz closed its 2018/2019 fiscal year (July to June) with strong results. At EUR 2.14 billion, revenue was 4.9 percent higher than in the previous year, while incoming orders rose by 10.6 percent to EUR 2.45 billion. The number of employees worldwide climbed from 11,500 to around 12,100 by June 30, 2019. In mobile communications, the commercial introduction of 5G has begun. Rohde & Schwarz was able to take advantage of the necessary infrastructure investments and did very well with its test and measurement solutions, especially with its products for base station testing. For testing 5G devices, the company launched a new generation of testers and over-the-air test chambers that are attracting a lot of interest from manufacturers. The upgrading of mobile networks is also fueling a significant increase in the demand for solutions that measure network quality. Rohde & Schwarz is meeting this demand with a comprehensive product portfolio for all phases in the lifecycle of a mobile network. The test and measurement business also profited from the automotive industry, whose substantial R&D expenditures for driver assistance systems and autonomous driving are boosting the demand for test and measurement solutions. Rohde & Schwarz offers a broad portfolio of T&M solutions for V2X, radar, eCall, connectivity and automotive buses, for example a unique tester for radar sensors.27.11.2019 08:01:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-15_1.jpghttps://www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/about/news-press/all-news/rohde-schwarz-remains-on-course-for-growth-press-release-detailpage_229356-709760.html?change_c=truerohde-schwarz.com/news-press
Europe's Booming Solar MarketThe upward trend in the European solar market cont...8451Event NewsEurope's Booming Solar MarketThe upward trend in the European solar market continues: A 20.4-gigawatt increase in photovoltaics (PV) in Europe is expected for this year, as recently outlined by SolarPower Europe in the intermediate scenario of its Global Market Outlook. This would represent an over 80-percent increase in comparison to the previous year. The trade association estimates further growth of 18 percent in 2020. The rapid growth of the European PV market is reflected in the number of tickets already booked for Intersolar Europe,the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry. Seven months before the start of the exhibition, more than 90 percent of exhibition space has already been booked. This includes a number of new exhibitors who will be there for the first time next year. Intersolar Europe will be held in conjunction with three other energy exhibitions from June 17 to 19, 2020 in Munich as part of The smarter E Europe, the continent's largest platform for the energy industry. The outlook is sunny for the European solar market in 2020 and beyond. SolarPower Europe's five-year outlook shows two-digit annual growth rates through 2023 as well as a rise in the total installed PV capacity to 255 GW. Germany has been ranked in first place with an expected increase in photovoltaics of 26.69 GW by 2023 and an annual growth of 10 percent, followed by Spain, the Netherlands and France.27.11.2019 08:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-15_6.jpghttps://www.intersolar.de/en/news-press/for-journalists/press-releases/press-release/over-90-percent-already-booked-intersolar-europe-2020-reflects-europes-booming-solar-market-3623intersolar.de/press-releases
3W ACDC Converter with Transient Output PowerMORNSUN first high-transmission power product, the...8479Product Release3W ACDC Converter with Transient Output PowerMORNSUN first high-transmission power product, the 3W AC/DC converter LDE03-20Bxx-O Series, supports 12W output and lasts for 10 seconds, which firstly solve the power redundancy requiring high transient power in systems.  Why is it forced to choose? In some applications where high transient communication or drive power is required, such as electrical control systems, automatic meter reading, anti-theft alarms, and access electric lock applications, large amounts of power are outputted in a short time at transmitting and receiving data or driving relays. Therefore, the system usually has to use a higher steady output converter to meet the demand in the case of no high transient converter, resulting in power redundancy. Not only that, High power converter can result in larger system dimension or layout difficulties, as well as increasing purchase cost. For solving industrial difficulties, by comprehensively optimizing circuit design, material platform and other R&D platforms, MORNSUN researched and firstly launched 3W high transient power AC/DC converter LDE03-20Bxx-O series, assisting the demand of high transient power system, which the 3W power supply reliably replaces the 12W steady output power supply, and optimizing system dimension and cost. In addition, the series has high isolation voltage (4000VAC), wide operating temperature (-40 to 80°C), low no-load power consumption (0.3W), and complete protection functions (output short circuit, over current, over voltage, over temperature protection), the dimension is 37.0*24.5*18.0mm (compatible with our LDE03-20Bxx), which saves system application space and ensures reliable system application.26.11.2019 14:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-01-15_9.jpghttps://www.mornsun-power.com/html/about/content/1800670.htmlmornsun-power.com/about
ECPE Events• ECPE Workshop 'Power Semiconductor Robustness - ...8450Event NewsECPE Events• ECPE Workshop 'Power Semiconductor Robustness - What Kills Power Devices?'<br>13 January (afternoon) - 14 January 2020, Munich, Germany<br><br>• ECPE Tutorial 'Drivers and Control Circuitry for IGBTs and MOSFETs' <br>further information published soon<br>18 - 19 February 2020, Barcelona, Spain<br><br>• ECPE Workshop 'Magnetic Components in Power Electronics' <br>19 - 20 February 2020, Grenoble, France<br> <br>• ECPE Tutorial 'EMC in Power Electronics' <br>further information published soon<br>22 - 23 June 2020, Eindhoven, Netherlands26.11.2019 09:00:00Nov\images\news_ecpe.pnghttps://www.ecpe.org/events/workshops-tutorials/all/ecpe.org/events
High Isolated Current SensorsLEM has expanded its range of miniature, integrate...8447Product ReleaseHigh Isolated Current SensorsLEM has expanded its range of miniature, integrated circuit sensors range for AC and DC isolated-current measurement with the introduction of the HMSR series. Despite their small size, the components can handle overload current bursts of up to 20 kA (8-20 us surge test profile), such as those that occur in photovoltaics applications while still providing a reinforced isolation. Products in the series are designed to measure currents of up to 2.5 times their nominal ratings of 6 A, 8 A, 10 A, 15 A, 20 A or 30 A. Packaged as SO16 surface-mount devices with a height of just 6 mm, the sensors can be mounted directly onto a printed circuit board in the same process as other board-level components. This helps to reduce manufacturing costs and decrease the overall footprint, vital for space-constrained applications. As a result, HMSR sensors can be readily built into small form-factor intelligent power modules (IPMs). The HMSR series uses a proprietary Open Loop Hall effect ASIC associated with a unique low-resistance primary conductor to minimise power losses allowing direct current measurement and high transient overload currents to pass without damage.25.11.2019 06:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-15_10.jpghttp://www.lem.comlem.com
Low-Temperature Alloy TechnologyIndium Corporation continues to innovate alloy tec...8423Product ReleaseLow-Temperature Alloy TechnologyIndium Corporation continues to innovate alloy technologies with a high-performance, high-reliability low-temperature alloy. Durafuse LT is a novel, low-temperature alloy system designed to provide high-reliability in low-temperature applications that require a reflow temperature below 210°C. Where traditional low-temperature solders often produce brittle solder joints that are susceptible to drop shock failures, Durafuse LT offers improved drop shock resilience, outclassing BiSn or BiSnAg alloys, and performing better than SAC305 with optimum process setup. Durafuse LT provides a solution for heat-sensitive components and flex polymers, prevents thermal warpage of processor components and multilayer boards and meets low-temperature requirements for step soldering, particularly in RF shield attachment and rework applications.21.11.2019 15:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_15.jpghttps://www.indium.com/people/marketing-communications/news-releases/indium-corp-announces-innovative-new-low-temp-alloy-techindium.com/news-releases
SiC Schottky Diode for DC Electric Vehicle ChargingCALY Technologies is very pleased to announce the ...8427Product ReleaseSiC Schottky Diode for DC Electric Vehicle ChargingCALY Technologies is very pleased to announce the release of a 25A, 1700V SiC Schottky Diode (KE17DJ25) ideally suited for high-efficiency power conversion applications, such as Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging applications, Industrial Power and Renewable Energy converters. The KE17DJ25 is commercially available in wafer, bare die and 2-lead TO-247 package, allowing designers to use the device in a broad range of configurations. The TO-247-2L package option make possible the use of 1700V devices in high-pollution environments, such as charging stations and solar inverters. CALY Technologies SiC Schottky diodes offer nearly zero reverse recovery and state-of-the-art forward voltage drop, leading to extremely low switching and conduction losses. This contributes to achieve higher efficiency systems, being faster, cooler, smaller and less costly than attainable with silicon (Si) devices. CALY Technologies offer wafers and bare die products with metallization compatible with top brazed connections (clips, power skins) as well as with standard wire bonding. Thanks to the very short lead time offered by CALY Technologies, KE17DJ25 devices can be used in new designs as well as drop in replacements of other commercially available 25A, 1700V SiC Schottky diodes.21.11.2019 09:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_11.pnghttps://caly-technologies.com/caly-technologies-add-25a-1700v-sic-schottky-diode-electric-vehicle-charging-solutions/caly-technologies.com/caly
Ultra-Low IR Schottky Barrier DiodesROHM recently announced the availability of 200V u...8421Product ReleaseUltra-Low IR Schottky Barrier DiodesROHM recently announced the availability of 200V ultra-low IR Schottky Barrier Diodes (SBD) optimized for automotive applications including powertrains and xEVs. The RBxx8BM/NS200 expands on the RBxx8 lineup of SBDs enabling high temperature operation that have already been proven in the automotive market in Japan. This series offers ultra-low leakage current (IR) characteristics to achieve high withstand voltage of 200V. Replacing Fast Recovery Diodes (FRD) and rectifier diodes typically used in vehicle systems with ROHM's new SBDs make it possible to improve forward voltage (VF) characteristics significantly (11% lower than conventional FRDs). This reduces application power losses and allows smaller package designs by reducing heat generation, contributing to greater space savings. In recent years, the technological trend in Drive Systems for 48V mild hybrids is mechanical integration, in which the motor and peripheral circuits are combined into a single module. This demands high efficiency and high voltage SBDs capable of stable operation at high temperatures. At the same time, higher voltage SBDs are required in systems utilizing conventional 150V components to increase functionality and reliability. ROHM has been offering the RBxx8 lineup of ultra-low IR SBDs that withstand up to 150V compatible with high temperature automotive environments. This latest series adds 200V models to meet the new automotive requirements.20.11.2019 17:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_17.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=200v-ultra-low-ir-schottky-barrier-diodes&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Compact Resettable eFuse ICToshiba Electronics Europe announced their first e...8422Product ReleaseCompact Resettable eFuse ICToshiba Electronics Europe announced their first ever range of eFuse IC products. The range consists of six products in the TCKE8xx series that support various protection functions for power supply lines. Whereas conventional fuses perform a sacrificial function, physically breaking the electrical link to the circuit they are protecting, eFuses offer a resettable solution that additionally provide further protection features that a typical fuse cannot. This includes functions such as a highly accurate over-current limit, overvoltage protection, and over-temperature protection in addition to short-circuit protection. Compared to polymeric positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) devices that are also resettable, they react significantly faster, can be reset directly via an external logic signal, and retain their low on-resistance even after multiple trip events. The series is provided in three categories: no overvoltage protection, 5 V (VOVC = 6.04 V), and 12 V (VOVC = 15.1 V). Each overvoltage category is also offered in auto-retry or latched options as the response after a fault event. The status of the latch type is recovered by the application of an external signal, while the auto-retry is capable of re-enabling its output automatically. This provides developers with a choice of options to best suit their application's needs.20.11.2019 16:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_16.jpghttps://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/eu/company/news/2019/11/linear-20191120-1.htmltoshiba.semicon-storage.com/news