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IC Design Center on All About Circuits
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eetech.com/press
  • Industry News
  • 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. 

Power Supplies Suitable for Medical Applications
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Full press release:
componentsbureau.com
  • 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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bourns.com/press-releases
  • Product Release
  • 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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trinamic.com/news
  • 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."

New Ownership Opens Up Opportunities
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nexperia.com/press-releases
  • 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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mersen.com
  • 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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rogerscorp.com
  • 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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danisense.com
  • 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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asahi-kasei.co.jp/news
  • 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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Full press release:
infineon.com/market-news
  • 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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psma.com/technical-forums
  • 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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innolectric.ag
  • 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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isabellenhuette.de/press
  • 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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maximintegrated.com/newsroom
  • 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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transphormusa.com/news
  • 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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indium.com/news-releases
  • 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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gan-systems.reportablenews.com
  • Industry News
  • 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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vincotech.com
  • 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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schurter.com/Newsroom
  • 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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rohm.com/news
  • 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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ttieurope.com
  • Product Release
  • 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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ecpe.org/events
  • 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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psma.com/technical-forums
  • 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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dengrove.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 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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leti-cea.com/Press
  • 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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Full press release:
st.com/media-center
  • 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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mornsun-power.com
  • 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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  • Event News
  • 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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mornsun-power.com/about
  • 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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  • 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.

5G Network Test Solutions
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-11-20

Rohde & Schwarz has licensed Qualcomm Technologies' Interface Control Document for 5G, that describes the unique messages that come from the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System. For Rohde & Schwarz, access to these messages is critical to the development of test solutions such as QualiPoc, for example, that captures and analyses these messages for determining network quality and customer quality of experience. Any type of interaction between a mobile device and the mobile network requires hundreds, if not thousands, of unique messages that are sent back-and-forth that verify all aspects of a mobile phone call or data session. The quantity and complexity of messaging continues to increase as more features and capabilities are added. This trend will no doubt continue as the industry begins to migrate from 4G/LTE to 5G. Hans-Peter Bobst, CEO of Rohde & Schwarz SwissQual AG: "Having early and complete access to the Interface Control Document allows us to develop more comprehensive test solutions faster, providing our customers with what they need when they need it. Our customers can rest assured that any measurements they make with our test equipment is technically accurate and legally grounded."

High-Efficiency GaN FET
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nexperia.com/press-releases
  • Product Release
  • 2019-11-19

Nexperia announced its entry into the gallium nitride (GaN) FET market with the introduction of the 650-volt GAN063-650WSA, a very robust device with a gate-source voltage (VGS) of +/- 20 V and a temperature range of -55 to +175 °C. The GAN063-650WSA features a low RDS(on) - down to 60 m? - and fast switching to offer very high efficiency. Nexperia is targeting high performance application segments including xEV, datacentres, telecom infrastructure, industrial automation and high-end power supplies. Nexperia's GaN-on-silicon process is very robust and mature with proven quality and reliability, plus it is highly scalable as wafers can be processed in existing silicon fabrication facilities. More, this device is available in the industry-standard TO-247, allowing customers to benefit from exceptional GaN performance in a familiar package. Toni Versluijs, General Manager of Nexperia MOS Business Group said: "This is a strategic move for Nexperia into the high voltage area, and we can now deliver technology suitable for xEV power semiconductor applications. Our GaN is a technology that is ready for volume production, and with scalability to meet high volume applications.  The automotive sector is a key focus for Nexperia and one which is forecast to grow significantly for two decades as electric vehicles replace those powered by traditional internal combustion engines as the preferred means of personal and public transport."

Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement
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  • 2019-11-19

Cree and STMicroelectronics announced the expansion and extension of an existing multi-year, long-term silicon carbide (SiC) wafer supply agreement to more than $500 million. The extended agreement is a doubling in value of the original agreement for the supply of Cree's advanced 150mm silicon carbide bare and epitaxial wafers to STMicroelectronics over the next several years. The increased wafer supply enables the semiconductor leaders to address the rapidly growing demand for silicon carbide power devices globally, particularly in automotive and industrial applications. The adoption of silicon carbide-based power solutions is rapidly growing across the automotive market as the industry seeks to accelerate its move from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles, enabling greater system efficiencies that result in electric cars with longer range and faster charging, while reducing cost, lowering weight and conserving space. In the industrial market, silicon carbide modules enable smaller, lighter and more cost-effective inverters, converting energy more efficiently to unlock new clean energy applications.

Partnership to Deliver Automotive and Industrial Solutions
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  • 2019-11-18

Cree and ABB's Power Grids business have announced a partnership to jointly expand the rollout of silicon carbide in the rapidly-growing high-power semiconductor market. The agreement incorporates the use of Cree's Wolfspeed silicon carbide-based semiconductors into ABB's comprehensive product portfolio, enabling Cree to broaden its customer base while accelerating ABB's entry into the fast-expanding EV sector. Cree's products will be included as part of ABB's power semiconductor product portfolio, across power grids, train and traction, industrial and e-mobility sectors. Specifically, Cree's industry-leading silicon carbide devices will be assembled into ABB power modules. "Cree is committed to leading the global semiconductor market's transition to more energy efficient, higher performing silicon carbidebased solutions. ABB has a longstanding heritage as the world market leader in industrial power electrification solutions, so expanding our work with them will help increase the adoption of transformative and eco-friendly alternatives in the power and automotive sectors," said Cree CEO Gregg Lowe. "Together, this partnership delivers Wolfspeed silicon carbide into new markets, such as power grids and high-speed trains for the continued advancement of the power, traction, industrial and EV markets." "The partnership with Cree supports ABB's strategy in developing energy-efficient silicon carbide semiconductors in the automotive and industrial sectors," said Rainer Käsmaier, Managing Director of Semiconductors at ABB's Power Grids business. "It emphasizes ABB's commitment to continuous technological innovation to shape the future of a smarter and greener society."

Strategic Partnership for Si - and SiC Power Modules
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  • 2019-11-14

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH have stepped up their existing cooperation, with a new strategic partnership for silicon- and silicon-carbide power modules. The partners plan to improve the efficiency of electric drivelines by leveraging engineering and cost benefits at the interface between power modules and inverters. One of the first major milestones in this new initiative is a supply contract for Danfoss power modules destined for large-scale ZF volume production projects. Power modules are used in so-called power electronics, which serve as electronic controls for electrified drives. "We are proud to join this partnership with ZF. We believe this closer cooperation between Danfoss and ZF has the potential to be a game changer for the development and innovation of future drivetrains for electrification of vehicles. Together we can enable an acceleration of the transition of the transport sector," says Kim Fausing, President and CEO of the Danfoss Group. The partnership will see the two companies engage in joint research and development, with Danfoss also supplying power modules for silicon applications. Beside 400 Volt standard applications the two companies have also begun co-developing an 800 Volt Silicon Carbide power module for a large volume production project, aiming to position themselves at the forefront of this new segment. "This is a robust long-term partnership that enables ZF and Danfoss to pool their strengths. Coming together on this opens up significant innovation potential to improve the technical and commercial competitiveness of our inverters. We will utilize this advantage in all our drivetrain applications; from Hybrid- up to Full Electric Applications." explains Jörg Grotendorst, Head of ZF's E-Mobility Division. ZF's E-Mobility division supplies electric drive systems and components, while Danfoss Silicon power GmbH (DSP) is a specialist in silicon and silicon-carbide power modules. By joining forces to produce innovative open technology solutions for e-mobility drivelines, they aim to make a vital contribution to cutting vehicle emissions. In electric and hybrid vehicles, power modules control the efficiency of the energy supply to the drive, battery and onboard electronics. This means that the development of space-saving inverters and more efficient power modules is crucial to reducing emissions over the long term.

Motion Tracking System VR Demo Kit 
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  • 2019-11-14

Amfitech releases the Generation 2.0 of the Electromagnetic Motion Tracking System – AmfiTrack - with built-in PREMO magnetic sensors. The new generation brings improvements in performance and use. The system includes several hardware and firmware updates. The users will be able to install updates of the system firmware by themselves. Amfitech will be releasing firmware updates which can be uploaded without having to return the kits for service.Several videos are available where real-time performance of the Generation 2.0 system is shown. AmfiTrack VR application demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRy3sDUQD9w ; AmfiTrack 4 pcs Gen2 sensors in mating application: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAZ3ZEZJc3Y&t=1s

Bernd Hops to Take Over as Head of Corporate Communications
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  • 2019-11-12

From January 2020, Bernd Hops (46), currently Head of External Communications, will take over as Head of Communications and Public Authorities & Associations at Infineon Technologies. He will succeed Klaus Walther, who held this position from 2013. In this capacity, Mr. Hops will report to Chief Executive Officer Dr. Reinhard Ploss and have global responsibility for internal, external and political communication. "I am delighted that Bernd Hops is taking on this important and challenging task. He knows our company extremely well and has already made an important contribution to demonstrating Infineon's relevance for the economy and society. I wish him all the best and every success in his new role," says Dr. Reinhard Ploss, Chief Executive Officer of Infineon. "I personally thank Klaus Walther for his tireless commitment to sustainable enhancing our company's reputation. In the past years he has made a significant contribution with his strong strategic expertise and extensive network to positioning Infineon successfully in a challenging environment." Bernd Hops has held management positions within Corporate Communications at Infineon since 2013. The graduate of the Georg-von-Holtzbrinck School for Business Journalists previously worked, among other things, as an editor for the "Tagesspiegel" and "Financial Times Deutschland" newspapers and at the consulting firm Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

DC-DC Converter in Conduction Cooled Format
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  • 2019-11-12

Power System Technology announces the introduction of PST14X family, very high power density 320W DC-DC converter in conduction cooled format. In a very small package 160*50*25mm,with input voltage ranges of 9-50Vdc, 18-36Vdc, 16-50Vdc, PST14X incorporates EMI filtering, input active reverse polarity and transient protection, output protections, very robust mechanical package and connection, required in most of the severe environment for industrial, railways, defense type of applications. The converter provides high power density thanks to the integration of Vicor Corp. DCM modules, high efficiency (>90%), input-to-output isolation, soft start, overtemperature protection, input over/undervoltage lockout. The outputs are short-circuit proof. The 100°C baseplate operation allows operation in high temperature environment. The output can be configured in many different output voltages from 3,3V to 48Vdc, others possibilities are even possible as semi- standard versions. With the -MV option, the converter is protected against surges and transients MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275, EMI filtered built to meet MIL-STD 461 and ruggedizzed according MIL-STD-810.

Automotive Fuse for Particularly High Voltages
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  • 2019-11-12

High voltages and high currents occur in electric vehicles in numerous places. Their battery packs with several thousand rechargeable cells store enormous amounts of energy. First and foremost in order to meet customer requirements in terms of driving performance and range with the shortest possible charging times. To safeguard such outputs, correspondingly resilient and highly reliable fuses are required. They are used, for example, in the BMS (Battery Management System), on-board and off-board chargers. DC-DC converters and other systems exposed to high voltages. A weak point of every fuse is the connection between the melting wire and the contact cap. This is usually designed as a solder joint. In the fuse production process, however, this technology is not always 100 % error-free. Contact by means of welding is way more reliable. SCHURTER uses a new, patented process which guarantees highest reliability. The fuses of the AEO series offer a multitude of possible mounting options. In addition to the mere fuse, which requires a fuse holder (recommended model: SCHURTER CSO) and the classic mounting directly on a printed circuit board, screwable lugs for surface mounting or even flush mounting (axial mount) are also available.

Strategic Partnership with Mycronic
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  • 2019-11-12

Indium Corporation and Mycronic have formed a strategic partnership for the development of no-clean and water soluble solder pastes for jetting applications. The partnership with Mycronic will expand Indium Corporation's portfolio of proven products designed to address evolving industry challenges. The collaboration will also ensure that new products are fully vetted and tested before users begin evaluations, testing, and ultimately high-volume production. "At Indium Corporation, we believe that materials science changes the world," said Ross Berntson, Indium Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer. "Through this partnership and by collaborating with Mycronic's engineers on our new PicoShot solder product offerings, we're able to bring to market new and innovative solder paste solutions to fit our customers' needs." Mycronic's MY700 platform is a leading technology for jet printing in the electronics industry, providing solutions to most production- related difficulties of applying solder paste. The solder paste coming out of this partnership will also be compatible with the previous-generation jet printer, MY600, and support existing Mycronic customers. "It is important for Mycronic to mutually develop solder paste solutions with key players like Indium Corporation," said Clemens Jargon, Vice President Global SMT at Mycronic. "This partnership will enable us to reach out to a much broader customer base all around the globe, and support them on enhanced jet printing applications."

Purchase of CUI Power Assets
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  • 2019-11-11

Bel Fuse Inc. announced that the Company has entered into an asset purchase agreement with CUI, in which CUI will sell the majority of its Power business to Bel for $32.0 million, plus the assumption of certain liabilities and subject to closing working capital adjustments. Based in Tualatin, Oregon, the CUI Power Business, a division of CUI Global Inc., had TTM sales of approximately $37 million with products and distribution that offer strong opportunities for growth. Daniel Bernstein, CEO of Bel, said, "The CUI Power Business' extensive product portfolio and distribution channel fits squarely within our growth strategy. Their product portfolio will round out Bel's current Power Products offering, allowing us to better address all our customer power needs. In addition, we look forward to utilizing CUI's success with the electronic catalog distributors throughout the Bel\Cinch product groups and capitalizing on CUI's enviable strong relationship with these distributors. Electronic Catalog Distributors are playing a vital role in demand creation, and over the past four years this segment has been our fastest growing business. The combination of Bel and the CUI Power Business will substantially strengthen our Power Group and unite complementary capabilities, sales channels and customer relationships." The all-cash transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, and will be funded with available cash on hand, some or all of which may be sourced from our revolving credit facility.

High Isolation Automotive Transformer
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  • 2019-11-08

MORNSUN launched an automotive transformer, the CTTH0505-1T. This compact size transformer has an isolation voltage of up to 6000VDC, and all components meet AEC-Q200 standard. From design, verification to production processes, this device is completely in accordance with IATF16949 system requirements. In addition, the CTTH0505-1T transformer can be used with MORNSUN SCM1201 fixed input push-pull controller IC to supply power for the secondary side of an isolated data interface such as RS232, RS485 or CAN bus. It's designed for pure digital circuit, analog acquisition circuit, data exchange circuit.

Surface-Mount Fully Integrated Current Sensors
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  • 2019-11-07

Allegro MicroSystems announced significant ease-of-use enhancements to its popular high current fully integrated ACS772/3 current sensor "CB" package family. These automotive grade high voltage isolation current sensors already provide economical and precise solutions for both AC and DC current sensing up to 400A. Building on that leadership and deep customer-understanding, Allegro's surface-mount leadform option for the CB package is the answer to many customer challenges by providing a flexible solution for space constrained applications. "This is a classic, 'You asked – we listened.'  innovation with purpose moment for us," explains Shaun Milano, Business Unit Director for Current Sensors. "Our customers want flexibility, and we're excited to provide these innovative, robust solutions in this new surface-mount option to complement our highly popular through-hole version. High current PCB designs improve power density and efficiency and this surface-mount option allows customers to realize these advantages with a simpler manufacturing process." The ACS772/3 family of current sensor ICs has an enhanced feature set that helps engineers simplify their bill of materials and improve efficiency in the toughest of applications.

Trench Schottky with Multilayer Varistors
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  • 2019-11-06

The TSUPxM45SH & TSUPxM60SH Schottky rectifiers offer low leakage current and low forward voltage drop. The series devices are optimized for the automotive applications with low power loss, high efficiency – maximum leakage current is only 20mA at high temperature operation. The series devices include 5A/10A/15A forward current and maximum VRRM is 45V/60V. All these capabilities are packed into SMPC4.6U (TO-277A compatible) package. This is a wettable flank package, it enhances the solder joint and AOI testability. It is also low profile with typical height of 1.1mm, RoHS compliant and halogen free. The series devices include 5A/10A/15A forward current and maximum VRRM is 45V/60V. All these capabilities are packed into SMPC4.6U (TO-277A compatible) package.

Synchronous DC/DC Buck Regulator
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  • 2019-11-06

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced AOZ6682CI and AOZ6683CI. These devices are high efficiency, simple-to-use synchronous buck regulators. The AOZ6682CI and AOZ6683CI are both available in an ultra-thin, thermally enhanced TSOT23-6 package and deliver 2A and 3A output current, respectively. The new devices offer high efficiency over the full load range, allowing greener power conversion for a variety of consumer electronics applications such as LCD TVs, set-top boxes, high definition Blu-rayTM Disc Players and Networking terminals. The new devices incorporate a low resistance synchronous buck power stage that enables up to 95% efficiency. Combined with a thermally enhanced package, the AOZ6682CI and AOZ6683CI achieve 10°C cooler operation at full load compared to similar competing devices. Under heavy load conditions, the devices operate in a fixed frequency continuous-conduction mode (CCM). At light loads or in standby mode, the devices employ a proprietary pulse energy mode (PEM) control scheme. This control scheme and low quiescent current of 200uA, allows the buck converter design to achieve industry-leading efficiencies of 89% at light loads. "Modern consumer equipment must achieve less than 0.5W in standby power consumption and this is a tough problem for system designers to solve," said Kenny Hu, Power IC Marketing Manager at AOS. "The newest 2A and 3A additions to the EZBuck family simplify this task, offering up to 6% improved efficiency compared to competing devices thanks to low quiescent current and a proprietary power-saving light load control scheme."

Registration Now Open for APEC 2020
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  • 2019-11-06

Registration for the 35th Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference –APEC 2020– is now open. The conference and exhibition, running March 15-19 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. Outstanding technical content, including Technical Program Papers, Industry Sessions and Professional Education Seminars, is offered at one of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference. APEC 2020 promises to provide attendees with a truly significant professional experience. Complete details for registering and hotel booking can be found at http://www.apec-conf.org/conference/registration. APEC has secured discounted rates at eight hotels near the New Orleans Convention Center. Attendees are encouraged to secure their hotel reservations early, as these hotels are expected to book up well in advance of the conference. Hotel reservations can only be made following conference registration. Links to APEC’s contracted hotels will be sent via an automatic registration confirmation email. For more details, please visit the Travel Information page.

Automotive Chip Bead Inductor
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  • 2019-11-05

TAIYO YUDEN has announced the mass-production of the AEC-Q200 (reliability qualification test standard for automotive passive components) qualified noise suppression component, power chip bead inductor FB Series Type T, FB TH1608 (1.6×0.8×0.8 mm). This product is a noise suppression component for power lines used in powertrains and other automotive components such as engines and transmissions, as well as communications infrastructure devices such as servers and base station communication devices. Based on our unique internal structure and sophisticated material technology an  structural design, FB Series Type T has achieved an operating temperature of 150°C and is suitable for wideband noise suppression up to GHz frequencies. Commercial production of this product started in September 2019 at our overseas subsidiary TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES), INC. (Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines) at a rate of 10 million units per month.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification Received
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  • 2019-11-05

GaN Systems announced that the company received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for the design and manufacture of power semiconductor products. Both GaN Systems’ Canadian headquarters and Taiwanese operations facilities received ISO certification from the British Standards Institute (BSI), the world's first national standards body and one of the largest. The certification represents third-party validation of the company’s strong commitment to providing high-quality products and services that align with the standards of excellence required by major multinational customers. The ISO 9000 family of standards is designed to ensure that GaN Systems meets the needs of customers and other stakeholders via its quality management systems (QMS) while meeting and exceeding qualification requirements for its Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) and Automotive Electronics Council (AEC-Q101) qualified GaN power transistor products. ISO 9001 is considered the leading standard for quality management systems and performance worldwide. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is the most recent version with significant enhancements since the last ISO 9001:2008 update. “The ISO 9001:2015 revision demands a higher degree of leadership and management commitment than the previous standards. This commitment is consistent with our mission to be the place designers can go to realize all the system benefits of GaN in their power conversion applications,” said Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems.

Strategic Partnership to Create Electric Drivelines
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  • 2019-11-05

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Cree announce a strategic partnership to create industry-leading, highly efficient electric drivelines. With this strategic partnership, ZF and Cree are intensifying their existing cooperation. “We’re delighted that we're building on our cooperation with Cree using their Wolfspeed silicon carbide technology and are absolutely convinced that combining our strengths will further improve efficiency and competitive edge for our components and systems,” says Jörg Grotendorst, Head of the ZF E-Mobility Division. The future use of silicon carbide-based power semiconductors will increase the range for electric vehicles in contrast to today's standard silicon technology. Due to high battery costs, the efficient electric drive represents an enormous growth potential for the foreseeable future. In particular, silicon carbide technology in conjunction with the 800-volt vehicle electrical system voltage makes a significant contribution to further increasing efficiency. “Partnering with a tier-one leading global automotive supplier like ZF for the use of silicon carbide-based power inverters in next generation electric vehicles is indicative of the integral role silicon carbide plays in extending the capabilities of EVs everywhere,” said Gregg Lowe, CEO of Cree. Electrified drivelines are making vast contributions to achieving worldwide emission targets and making mobility more sustainable. Cree’s technology will initially be used to fulfill orders that ZF has already received for silicon carbide based electric drives from several leading global automakers. Through the partnership, ZF expects to make silicon carbide electric drivelines available to the market by 2022.

Expert to Present at EPTC
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  • 2019-11-05

Indium Corporation’s Kenneth Thum, Senior Technical Support Engineer, will present at IEEE EPTC Singapore 2019, December 4-6, in Singapore. The development of heterogeneous integration, which packs more dies or components into smaller footprints, requires multiple technological advancements in various aspects of advanced packaging. Thum will present Soldering Material Evolution for Heterogeneous Integration, which outlines trends in soldering material technology for heterogeneous integration, including solder paste, and flip-chip and ball-attach fluxes. Thum assists customers in Northern Malaysia and Thailand by troubleshooting issues and providing technical support for Indium Corporation’s full product range. He has over 10 years of experience in PCBA assembly and IC packaging. Thum earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Malaya in computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. Additionally, he is a Certified SMT Process Engineer.

European Sales Director Thorsten Scheidler
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  • 2019-11-05

Palomar Technologies announced that Thorsten Scheidler has joined SST Vacuum Reflow Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Palomar Technologies, as SST Sales Director Europe. Mr. Scheidler has over 15 years of sales and technical support experience within the power electronics and semiconductor industries in Europe. His primary responsibilities will be in implementing sales strategies to achieve the company’s global sales objectives, with a focus on the in ever growing power electronics market. “Thorsten Scheidler has extensive experience in backend processes for the Power and Automotive Electronics and his experience is aligned with SST’s growth objectives in these markets. We are very excited to have Thorsten join the SST sales team,” said Rich Hueners, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Palomar Technologies. Prior to joining SST, Mr. Scheidler served as Key Account Manager Europe for Kulicke & Soffa Germany GmbH.

Power Line EMC Filter Family for Lighting Equipment
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  • 2019-11-04

Schaffner introduces a single-phase EMC filter. With a 350 VAC rating, the filter can be used in typical single-phase applications (120 VAC and 230 VAC). Or industrial applications when utilizing phase to neutral voltage off three phase power. Example: 480 VAC P-P / 277 VAC P-N and 600 VAC P-P / 347VAC P-N. The parts are very compact and are designed specifically for lighting applications with enhanced EMC performance at target frequencies along with an extended operational temperature range. The filters have all the required safety approvals (UL, CSA, ENEC and CQC) and are compliant to REACH and RoHS directives.

100WActive PFC Enclosed Switching Power Supply
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  • 2019-11-04

MORNSUN released an enclosed switching power supply series LMF100-20Bxx with active PFC (Power factor correction). The LMF100-20Bxx series features universal input voltage range of 85-264Vac, accepts AC or DC input and the PF (Power factor) is up to 0.98. In addition, its emissions meet CISPR32 CLASS B without extra components. The series also meets IEC/EN/UL62368, EN60335, GB4943 safety standards. Protections of output short circuit, over-current, over-voltage, over-temperature are included. MTBF is more than 300,000 h and the dimension is 10% smaller than conventional products, which make this series ideal for industrial, civil, smart home, smart building applications. It’s widely used in applications of industrial automation machinery, industrial control system, mechanical and electrical equipment, instrumentation, intelligent building, household appliance, etc.

Acquiring Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd.
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  • 2019-11-01

AVX Corporation announced that it has completed the purchase of Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd. (COKNE). After four years of strong collaborative efforts between COKNE and AVX on the manufacturing and development of supercapacitors, AVX is delighted to complete the full vertical integration under the AVX umbrella. During the announcement, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Schmersal stated, “The COKNE team has been instrumental in the co-development of AVX’s low ESR cylindrical SuperCap series. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship, with continual dedication toward further supercap advancements”. The vertical acquisition further demonstrates AVX’s strong commitment to supercapacitor technology, used in markets such as Industrial, Medical, Automotive, IoT, and Alternative Energy. AVX is a leading worldwide manufacturer, supplier, and reseller of a broad line of electronic components and interconnect, sensing and control devices and related products. AVX’s components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide.

Support for the Development of Battery Maintenance Free IoT Equipment
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  • 2019-10-31

Renesas Electronics introduced its RE Family, which encompasses the company’s current and future lineup of energy harvesting embedded controllers. The RE Family is based on Renesas’ proprietary SOTB™ (Silicon on Thin Buried Oxide) process technology, which dramatically reduces power consumption in both the active and standby states, eliminating the need for battery replacement or recharging. Following the mass production of the RE01 Group (formerly known as the R7F0E embedded controllers), the first of the RE Family, the new RE01 Group Evaluation Kit was launched, which allows users working with the RE01 Group of devices to jump start system evaluations for energy harvesting applications. "Energy harvesting eliminates the labor and costs associated with battery maintenance and is a key solution contributing to environmental conservation," said Hiroto Nitta, Senior Vice President, Head of SoC Business, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. "I am extremely pleased that Renesas’ technology innovation with SOTB has enabled these alternative energy solutions, and with the new RE01 Evaluation Kit, Renesas will be making it possible for engineers around the world to quickly start the evaluation. We hope this will accelerate the spread of IoT equipment powered by energy harvesting."

Tamper-Resistant Receptacles
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  • 2019-10-30

SCHURTER’s latest series of appliance outlets NR020 and NR021 combine classic features with new ones to meet increased fire protection and safety standards according to UL 498 Tamper Resistant, as well as facilitating compliance of receptacles used in Household and Commercial Furniture and Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDUs), according to UL 962 and UL 962A. Higher temperature ratings and added configurations for series NR010 and NR020 respond to power demands facing Datacom infrastructures today. SCHURTER’s NR021 NEMA 5-15R Tamper Resistant series meets the expanded code requirements according to UL 498. Additionally, with the option of an added insulated wall between the L, N terminals, compliance with the Spill Test, outlined in UL 962 Sec. 62, is more cost effective and efficient for manufacturers of Household and Commercial Furniture and Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDUs). Packing density of equipment for data communication and storage continues to be regularly revolutionized with the surge of usage and functionality. Increasing ambient temperatures go hand in hand with these advancements, as demand trickles down to the smallest components to keep pace with emerging needs of the appliance manufacturers. The NR010 and NR020 series have an operating temperature range of -25 °C to 150 °C in response to the power needs of the Datacom industry. In addition, the NR010 with IDC terminals provides a version with an independent L terminal. The neutral and ground terminals can still be bussed, while the line terminal can be used for maximum load according to UL rating 15 A, 125 V. It also extends the capability of adding functionality to each outlet individually.

Power Electronics Moscow 2019
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  • 2019-10-30

To stay relevant on the modern fast-paced market, it is essential for every company to monitor the latest trends and offer its customers competitive products and technologies. To achieve it, Proton-Electrotex participates in the most significant global events. Proton-Electrotex took part in 16th International exhibition of power electronics components and modules – Power Electronics 2019. The exhibition was held in Crocus Expo, Moscow on 22-24 of October. Proton-Electrotex traditionally presents its latest research and new products there. Besides, specialists of the company showcase samples of existing portfolio already known to customers. Besides, researchers of the company were presenting few reports: T. Fedorov. New technology Engineer: «WEB version of the software for calculation IGBT power converters» and D. Malyy. Lead Research Engineer: «Fast hybrid IGBT modules – an alternative to SiC MOSFET in modern energy efficient mid-power converters» and «Ensuring quality of IGBT modules made by Proton-Electrotex at design and production stages». The exhibition was held in a comfortable and working atmosphere. Representatives of Proton-Electrotex held few discussions with their clients and international colleagues. We will be happy to provide more information on our products, please send your questions to email marketing@proton-electrotex.com. Photo and video report will be published soon in social networks of Proton-Electrotex and official website.

SP-Cap Conductive Polymer-Aluminum-Electrolytic-Capacitors
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  • 2019-10-29

Panasonic Industry Europe has added a long-life surface mount type series to its industry-leading product line of SP-Cap Conductive Polymer-Aluminum-Electrolytic capacitors. Available with a rated voltage of 2.0VDC or 2.5VDC, GY capacitors benefit from huge capacitance values (680µF up to 820µF) and a very low ESR characteristics (3mO max.) which is unique in the market. The components are able to withstand +105°C for up to 2.000 hours making them ideal for use in demanding applications. Also with the high ripple current of only 10.200 mA r.m.s. maximum, the new GY capacitor series is a perfect component for power circuits in servers, base stations as well as further industrial applications. As all SP-Cap range capacitors, the GY series devices feature excellent noise reduction capability and frequency characteristics, a long life span and their ESR values have little change even at low temperatures since the electrolyte is solid. The components are RoHS compliant and halogen free.

Expanding its Portfolio with Industrial-Grade Devices
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-10-29

Infineon Technologies broadens its CoolGaN TM series with two devices. The CoolGaN 400 V device (IGT40R070D1 E8220) is tailored for premium HiFi audio systems where end users demand every detail of their high resolution sound tracks. These have been conventionally addressed by bulky linear or tube amplifiers. With the CoolGaN 400 V switch as class D output stage, audio designers are able to deliver excellent listening experience to their prospective audio fans. The CoolGaN 600 V industrial-grade device (IGLD60R190D1) enables performance and cost optimization for low- and mid-power applications, such as in the area of low-power SMPS and telecom rectifiers. Every product within the Infineon CoolGaN family meets JEDEC standards. Infineon’s CoolGaN 600 V portfolio is now also extended with a new 190 m?, industrial-grade HEMT. This product was developed to fit any consumer and industrial application on an optimized cost with the aim to lower the technology entry barrier. Easy design-in is supported with a standardized DFN 8x8 packaging and the matching driver ICs from the GaN EiceDRIVER™ series.

Marco Palma Joins as Senior FAE Manager
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  • 2019-10-29

To support its accelerating design activity, and to provide local technical support to EPC’s customers in Europe, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is proud to announce that Marco Palma, a seasoned expert, has joined the EPC technical leadership team as Senior FAE Manager for Europe. Based in Turin, Italy, Marco brings over 20 years of field experience within the semiconductor industry working with customers to define innovative solutions to meet the unique challenges of each customer design. His primary responsibilities at EPC involve direct collaboration with customers throughout Europe to create and implement technical solutions to meet their design challenges. “Marco Palma is an electronics engineer with extensive experience in assisting customers to implement leading edge power semiconductor solutions in industrial and automation markets,” said Nick Cataldo, senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Marco joins EPC from Infineon, where he was Director, Technical Marketing and Applications. Marco has held senior technical leadership positions with a strong focus on customer support and product definition. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with the EPC. I look forward to working with customers to incorporate EPC’s leading-edge gallium nitride FETs and integrated circuits into their products,” commented Marco on his appointment.

Topnotch Conferences to Provide Founded Insights
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  • Event News
  • 2019-10-28

From the 23rd to the 25th of June, 2020, the SENSOR+TEST – the leading international trade fair for sensor, measurement, and testing technology – will be accompanied again by two first-rate conferences: The SMSI 2020 – the Sensor and Measurement Science International, is to be held for the first time, while the ettc2020, the European Test and Telemetry Conference, is to be held for the fourth time in Nuremberg. Members of enterprises and institutes can start to submit their contributions as of today. “The success story of the scientific conferences in the area of sensor and measuring technology parallel to the SENSOR+TEST goes back to over 30 years. However, with this new format, we’re going to advance this success to a worldwide and scientifically leading event with our partners from industry and research as well as with the national and international measurement institutes,” says Holger Bödeker, the organizer of the SENSOR+TEST, regarding the new format. Interested authors, developers, researchers, and other scientists have the opportunity to submit their contributions until 31 January 2020 at www.smsi-conference.com/call-for-papers.

PCIM Asia is Calling for Papers
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  • 2019-10-28

PCIM Asia, sister event of PCIM Europe in Nuremberg, Germany, offers unique opportunities to one of the fastest growing markets for power electronics. Held in parallel with the exhibition is the PCIM Asia Conference, one of the most important and influential conferences for power electronics in Asia. Now it is calling professionals from industry and academia to submit their abstracts before 31 December 2019, to present their latest research in technological trends and applications in the Asian power electronics industry in front of over 500 experts.

Acquisition of Chinese EV Charging Provider
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-10-28

ABB is to acquire a majority stake of 67 percent in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (“Chargedot”), a leading Chinese e-mobility solution provider. The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming months and ABB has the possibility to increase its stake further in the next three years. Since its establishment in 2009, Shanghai-based Chargedot has made a significant contribution to the uptake of electric vehicles in China. The company supplies AC and DC charging stations, as well as the necessary software platform to a range of customers that includes EV manufacturers, EV charging network operators and real estate developers. It has approximately 185 employees and its other shareholders among others include Shanghai SAIC Anyo Charging Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SAIC. Chargedot is a natural fit for ABB, which as a global leader in sustainable transportation infrastructure, already offers solutions from grid distribution to charging points for cars and trucks, as well as for the electrification of ships, railways, trams, buses and cable cars. The acquisition will strengthen ABB’s relationship with leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers and broaden the company’s e-mobility portfolio with hardware and software developed specifically for local requirements. ABB Robotics is the leading supplier of robot units and software to the assembly lines of Chinese EV manufacturers. “This investment is a further demonstration of ABB’s commitment to enabling sustainable mobility,” said Tarak Mehta, President of ABB's Electrification business.

Key to Success of Digital Companies
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-10-25

Alexander Gerfer, CTO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, at one of the most important digital future conferences worldwide, the DLD Tel Aviv, emphasized in his opening speech "when technology meets customer" design support of hardware and the availability of components can decide on the failure or success of innovation. In his speech, Gerfer stressed the importance of an innovative hardware partner for the success of digital companies: "Würth Elektronik is not just a hardware supplier, we rather see ourselves as our customers' real partner. We know them and their needs thoroughly and focus our product development on them. 'Can't' is not part of our vocabulary. If there is still no solution to a particular challenge, then we'll invent one. This is the reason why Würth Elektronik, as an innovative technology company, is behind many successes, albeit invisibly ... the 'secret ingredient of industry' as it were. There are plenty of examples of customer-driven innovations from Würth Elektronik, including REDEXPERT, an online platform developed in-house that has become known worldwide as the most precise option for AC loss calculation in switch mode power supplies. Another area to improve the CO2 footprint is 'Horticulture Farming'. Through its cooperation with the Technical University of Munich, Würth Elektronik supports users with practice-relevant data for the selection of the best Horticulture LEDs, adapted to the respective plant species.

High Energy-Density Thin-Film Battery
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-10-23

There has been great progress in miniaturizing electronics but the miniaturization of power sources hasn't kept pace. Although integrated electrochemical capacitors offer high power density, high frequency response and novel form factors, their low energy densities are of limited value for MEMS and autonomous device applications that require long periods between charging. CEA-Leti researchers will discuss a thin-film battery with the highest areal energy density yet reported (890 µAh/cm-2) and high power density (450 µAh/cm-2). Built on silicon wafers using UV photolithography and etching for the successive deposition and patterning of each layer, the thin-film battery integrates a 20µm-thick LiCoO2 cathode in a Li-free anode configuration. It showed good cycling behavior over 100 cycles, and the fact it was built using a wafer-level process opens up the possibility to tightly integrate this battery technology with future electronic devices. ("Millimeter-Scale Thin-Film Batteries for Integrated High Energy-Density Storage," S. Oukassi et al., CEA-Leti)

Open Frame Power Supplies for Industrial Applications
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-10-23

Cosel announced a series of open frame compact power supplies that are EN62477-1 OVC III certified for demanding industrial applications. Benefiting from the latest power switching technologies, the LHA150F is 30% smaller and gains up to 4.5 efficiency points compared to the previous LFA150F, whilst the more powerful LHA300F gains up to 6 points of efficiency and is 50% smaller than the LFA300F. In addition to higher efficiency, by using an LLC resonant topology and an active filter, noise and ripple levels have been reduced. Designed for use in a wide range of applications, the LHA150F and LHA300F offer a wide temperature range from -10 to +70 degrees C. The power supplies are UL/EN62368-1 certified. With the increased levels of systems integration, factory automation requires more compact power supplies able to work with the highest levels of safety in a variety of environments. Meeting the Over Voltage Category level III (OVCIII) specified in the EN62477-1, Cosel's LHA150F and LHA300F offer system designers a simple and easy to use AC/DC power supply that complies with the high isolation levels needed in order to connect their equipment to the facility distribution panel without the need for an additional isolation transformer. Designed for worldwide applications, the LHA150F and LHA300F have an input voltage range of 85VAC to 264VAC single phase and conform to the safety standards input voltage range of 100-240VAC (50/60Hz).

Up to 90 Watts of Power Over Ethernet Wiring
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-10-23

As the industry adopts the latest generation of PoE technology for managing data and power over a single Ethernet cable, users face the challenge of making pre-standard powered devices (PDs) work alongside new IEEE® 802.3bt-2018-compliant PDs in an existing Ethernet infrastructure. Microchip Technology has eased the transition with IEEE 802.3bt-2018-compliant PoE injectors and midspans for users and power sourcing equipment (PSE) chipsets for system developers that enable both pre-standard and IEEE-compliant PDs to receive up to 90W of power without changing switches or cabling. “As both a system and chipset supplier that has contributed to IEEE 802.3bt-2018 and all major standards leading up to it, we are ideally positioned to provide an easy migration path for meeting 30W to 90W device powering needs with plug-and-play convenience,” said Iris Shuker, PoE business unit manager with Microchip. “Combining extensive PD interoperability with firmware upgradability and more than 15 years of proven technology, our PSE chipsets offer a unique architecture that eliminates the need to redesign system boards or offer separate pre-standard and IEEE-compliant product lines. They are also at the heart of our IEEE 802.3bt-2018-compliant PoE injectors and midspans that bridge the interoperability gap for users.”

Soft-Switching Gate Drive Solution
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-10-22

Pre-Switch has announced that its soft-switching IGBT and silicon carbide gate driver architecture, including the Pre-Drive3 controller board, powered by the Pre-Flex FPGA, and RPG gate driver board, can significantly reduce the cost of solar inverters. The two-stage architecture delivers the same switching loss performance – or better – as a five-level design, resulting in reduced cost, control complexity and BOM count. Also, Pre-Switch enables the simplification and size reduction of inverters and filters used in renewable energy systems, enabling energy to be put back into the grid easily and efficiently. The Pre-Switch soft-switching platform enables a doubling of power output for a typical inverter, or an increase in switching speed by a factor of up to 20 times. Previously, soft-switching has never been successfully-implemented for DC/AC systems with varying input voltage, temperature and load conditions. However, Pre-Switch has overcome the challenges by using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to constantly-adjust the relative timing of elements within the switching system required to force a resonance to offset the current and voltage wave forms – thereby minimizing switching losses. Explains Pre-Switch CEO, Bruce T. Renouard: "Our benefit for solar energy system designers is that our soft-switching architecture eliminates half of the system losses. So we are able to achieve performance levels with a simple two stage design that would require five stages using conventional multi-level techniques."

Product Development with Software Suite
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-10-22

Keysight Technologies announced the PathWave Test 2020 software suite, which delivers an integrated experience for leading electronic manufacturers to accelerate time-to-market of their digital and wireless platforms and products. Developed on the Keysight PathWave software platform, the PathWave Test 2020 software suite enables 5G, IoT and automotive engineers and managers to streamline test data processing and analysis to speed product introductions and secure a competitive advantage in the market. PathWave Test 2020 software provides data sharing and management between platform software tools including test automation, advanced measurement, signal creation and generation, as well as data analytics.  This integrated software platform allows application-tailored solutions to be developed and deployed to significantly accelerate electronic test workflows and product introductions. "The digital transformation happening today in engineering enterprises relies on accelerating time-to-market using best in class software and hardware, " said Jay Alexander, chief technology officer at Keysight Technologies. "Keysight's PathWave Test 2020 software suite reflects our commitment to creating powerful software solutions that help our customers streamline their workflows. " At the core of the PathWave Test 2020 software suite is PathWave Desktop Edition, providing users with access to the platform for launching and managing applications in the design and test ecosystem.

Announcement and Call for Proposals
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  • 2019-10-20

The SEMIKRON Innovation Award and the SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award is given for outstanding innovations in projects, prototypes, services or novel concepts in the field of power electronics in Europe, combined with notable societal benefits in form of supporting environmental protection and sustainability by improving energy efficiency and conservation of resources. Both prizes have been initiated and are donated by the SEMIKRON Foundation which is awarding the prizes in cooperation with the European ECPE Network. With the award the SEMIKRON Foundation wants to motivate people of all ages and organisations of any legal status to deal with innovations in power electronics, a key technology of the 21th century, in order to improve environmental protection and sustainability by energy efficiency and conservation of resources. The SEMIKRON Innovation and Young Engineer Prizes 2020 will be awarded in the frame of the ECPE Annual Event in March 2020 in Berlin. A single person or a team of researchers can be awarded. SEMIKRON Innovation Award includes prize money of EUR 10,000.00. SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award for researchers who have not yet completed their 30th year of age includes prize money of EUR 3,000.00. The deadline for submission ends on 15.01.2020! Please send your proposal resp. your application with the reference ´SEMIKRON Innovation Award´by email to Thomas Harder, General Manager of ECPE e.V., thomas.harder@ecpe.org. The receipt of your proposal will be confirmed by email immediately. Your proposal comprising 3-5 pages in total should be structured according to the headline given below and submitted in English language.

Alloy Solder Paste at Productronica
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  • Industry News
  • 2019-10-17

Indium Corporation will feature an innovative alloy and solder paste with high-reliability and enhanced-performance capabilities at Productronica, Hall A4, Booth 214, November 12-15, in Munich, Germany. Indium8.9HF Solder Paste is an industry-proven solder paste series that delivers no-clean, halogen-free solutions designed to produce low-voiding, enhance electrical reliability, and improve stability during the printing process. Indalloy292 is an innovative alloy that is engineered to provide advanced reliability for high-performance applications, offering excellent thermal cycling performance at -40/150°C conditions, high shear strength, and low solder joint cracking. Additionally, the alloy provides pinhole elimination, which improves joint appearance. Indalloy292 offers outstanding printability, stability, and enhanced SIR performance when paired with Indium8.9HF Solder Paste.

Collaborate to Drive Electrification of Europe's Buses
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  • 2019-10-17

In a major step forward in the electrification of Europe's public transport networks, BMZ, HORIBA MIRA and ZIEHL-ABEGG have teamed up to offer a unique turnkey service for converting existing bus fleets to e-Buses. As part of its environmental policy to reduce CO2 emissions from public vehicles, the EU has released a new vehicle directive that mandates the percentage of buses that must be emissionfree by 2025 and 2030. It lays out targets for each EU member, with Germany for example, targeted with having 22.5% of all buses as zero emission, increasing to 32.5% by 2030. This will drive huge demand for the development of new electric buses to meet these targets. In addition, cities including Paris and Berlin have already committed to higher volumes of electrification at earlier dates than the mandate requires. While the onus has traditionally been on bringing new electrical buses to market, not to be overlooked is the role retrofitting existing buses will play in meeting these crucial targets. In order to achieve this, existing bus, owner, operators and manufacturers will need to act now to invest in retrofitting. Bringing together several decades of combined experience and expertise in the development and integration of electric drives for buses, BMZ, HORIBA MIRA and ZIEHL-ABEGG will develop and supply highly efficient, safe and reliable, electric powertrain solutions to electric bus manufacturers, operators and owners, with the option of a complete retrofit service for customers that need it.

Ultra-Low Clamping Voltage High-Surge TVS
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  • Product Release
  • 2019-10-16

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced the AOZ8621UNI, a series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) for VBUS protection using the latest high-surge TVS platform. This series is ideal for USB Type-C Power Delivery, including but not limited to laptops and smartphones. The AOZ8621UNI series covers a reverse working voltage (VRWM) range from 5V to 22V, which meets the requirement of USB Power Delivery. Required VRWM can be selected according to the maximum operating voltage on the Type-C VBUS pin. The AOZ8621UNI series is housed in a DFN 2x2 package and is ideally suited to fit the small footprint requirement of Type-C application small electronic devices. “With such low breakdown voltage, low clamping voltage, and high-surge current, AOS believes the new high-surge TVS platform will contribute to reducing the ESD and EOS failure rate in our partners’ and customers’ products,” said Michael K. S. Ng, Sr. Marketing Manager of the TVS product line at AOS.

Bipolar Transistors up to 8 A
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  • 2019-10-16

Nexperia announced high quality, high reliability automotive (AEC-Q101-qualified) and consumer/industrial-qualified MJD 3 A and 8 A power bipolar transistors. The product family includes eight parts in both 80 V and 100 V NPN and PNP versions. These well-known devices in industry-standard footprint now complement Nexperia's existing portfolio of high performance bipolar power transistors and further expand the company's total power bipolar discrete offering. Applications include: LED automotive lighting; backlight dimming in LCD displays; linear voltage regulators; relay replacement; motor drives; laser printers and MOSFET drivers. Nexperia Product Manager, Frank Matschullat, comments: "Nexperia is respected as a high volume, high quality supplier with a broad customer base. Widening our bipolar transistor portfolio with these higher current MJD devices enables design engineers to benefit from the recognised Nexperia performance advantages. This supports industry's desire to add efficiency to the supply chain and focus on few premium logistics suppliers such as Nexperia."

Miniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff Devices
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  • 2019-10-16

Bourns introduced the company's smallest miniature resettable Thermal Cutoff (TCO) devices designed for overtemperature and overcurrent protection of lithium polymer and prismatic cells. The Bourns Model CB Series is the company's next generation of axial leaded TCO devices that control abnormal, excessive current virtually instantaneously, up to rated limits. This latest series is more than 26 percent smaller than Bourns' successful NR Series, yet has the same current carrying capability. The devices' low-profile 0.8 mm height and body width of 2.5 mm makes this series ideal for smaller batteries in smartphones and portable electronics, yet their high current carrying capability also makes them optimal for next-generation notebook and tablet PC battery cells. Offering resistance levels as low as 2.2 milliohms, the Bourns Model CB Series has current capabilities from 6 A up to 11 A at 60 °C as well as a welding projection option. These new miniature resettable TCO devices are available in four trip temperature options of 72 °C, 77 °C, 82 °C and 85 °C with a ±5 °C tolerance. The temperature options can be further narrowed upon request. In addition, the construction of the CB Series uses a high corrosion resistant bimetal mechanism to withstand most humid environments.

Materials Meet Requirements for SiC and GaN Applications
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  • 2019-10-15

SMP has developed "All Mode" EMC filters with high frequency stability. The High Frequency Composite Materials (HFCM) developed and manufactured by SMP are effective for frequencies up to the gigaHertz range and satisfy all of the requirements to which modern SiC and GaN applications are subject. The All Mode design damps both differential mode and common mode noise. By combining HFCM and All Mode technology it is possible to reduce the number of filter components needed in the system by about 50 percent. Among other advantages, this also means that common mode chokes or filters can be dispensed with. EMC filters reduce interference currents and voltage spikes in power converter systems which are generated by parasitic effects and cyclic elements of the system. The material plays an important part in this, as SMP's Managing Director Johannes Gemenetzis explains: "The target is to achieve a stable inductance at the working point over the entire frequency spectrum in order to maximize the interference suppression. Compared to the standard technologies which use materials such as ferrite, electrical steel sheets and nanocrystalline ribbon, the All Mode EMC filters are up to 40 percent lighter and reduce interference levels by as much as 40 dB[µV]."

Modular Power Supplies Offer up to 18 Outputs
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  • 2019-10-15

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 2000W rated QM8B series of AC-DC power supplies with the capability of providing up to 18 outputs. This further extends the QM modular power supply series to now cover 550W to 2000W.  Like all the models in the QM series, the QM8B features low acoustic noise and full MoPPs isolation.  With both medical and industrial safety certifications, the QM8B addresses a wide range of applications, including BF rated medical equipment, test and measurement, broadcast, communications and renewable energy. Accepting a wide range 90-264Vac 47-440Hz input, the QM8B can deliver 1500W output power or 2000W with a high line input of 180-264Vac.  Available output voltages range from 2.8V to 105.6V and up to eight single or dual modules can be fitted.  Optional standby/signal modules can be specified with a choice of one or two standby voltages (5V, 12V and 13.5V at up to 2A), a PMBus™ communication interface and unit inhibit or unit enable, and an AC Good signal. The units can operate in ambient temperatures of -20°C to +70°C, derating output power and output current by 2.5% per °C above 50°C.  Overall case dimensions are a compact 200 x 63.3 x 268mm (W x H x D), and the weight is between 2.3 to 3.4kg, depending on the module configuration.

Collaboration Unveils Transistor Wafer Process Technology
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  • 2019-10-15

A UK collaboration between Nottingham-based start-up, Search For The Next (SFN) and Glenrothes-based Semefab may be set to disrupt the semiconductor industry by implementing a fundamental change at transistor level reaching back five decades to the early bipolar IC era before CMOS became mainstream, using a new process called Bizen. Bizen applies the principles of quantum tunnel mechanics to any computing or power technology. When compared to CMOS, Bizen results in a five-fold lead time reduction - down from 15 weeks to just three weeks. Moreover, the new process achieves a three-fold increase in gate density that produces a matching three-fold reduction in die size. Lastly, Bizen halves the number of process layers required. All this is achieved while equalling or bettering the speed and low power capabilities offered by current CMOS devices. David Summerland, CEO SFN explains: "The CMOS processing industry is hitting a brick wall as shrinking geometries bash up against the laws of physics. We went back to the very beginning and found a way to commercialize quantum tunnel mechanics in silicon or wide bandgap device manufacture. The result is 'Bizen' – Bipolar/Zener – which retains the advantages of traditional bipolar processing yet removes the disadvantages by using Zener quantum tunnel mechanics. This results in lower dynamic power, higher speed and higher gate density, halving the number of process layers required, reducing material use by two thirds, and slashing manufacturing time."

Dual channel PPTC Protects from Overcurrents
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  • 2019-10-15

Littelfuse announced a series of 250V Telecom PPTCs designed to help make telecom and network equipment more reliable. The TSM250-130 series protects against power cross and induced power surges as defined in ITU, Telcordia GR1089 and IEC 62368-1. Because it combines two resistance-matched PPTCs in a single surface-mount housing, it reduces the board space required by 50%, simplifies assembly, and offers Tip and Ring resistance balance. Part of the Littelfuse PolySwitch family of resettable overcurrent protection devices for telecommunications and networking equipment, the new series is ideal for Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), Central Office (CO) equipment, Subscriber Line Interface Cards (SLIC) and VoIP port on set top boxes. "Featuring two resistance-matched PPTCs in a single surface-mount housing, the TSM250-130 Series delivers Tip and Ring overcurrent protection while using 50% less PCB area," said Stephen Li, Global Product Manager at Littelfuse. "With its high surge capability, it helps end users comply with ITU-T K.20, K.21 and K.45 as well as Telcordia GR-1089 intra-building standards." The TSM250-130 Series PPTCs are available in tape and reel format in quantities of 3,000.


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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
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
5G Network Test SolutionsRohde & Schwarz has licensed Qualcomm Technologies...8432Industry News5G Network Test SolutionsRohde & Schwarz has licensed Qualcomm Technologies' Interface Control Document for 5G, that describes the unique messages that come from the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System. For Rohde & Schwarz, access to these messages is critical to the development of test solutions such as QualiPoc, for example, that captures and analyses these messages for determining network quality and customer quality of experience. Any type of interaction between a mobile device and the mobile network requires hundreds, if not thousands, of unique messages that are sent back-and-forth that verify all aspects of a mobile phone call or data session. The quantity and complexity of messaging continues to increase as more features and capabilities are added. This trend will no doubt continue as the industry begins to migrate from 4G/LTE to 5G. Hans-Peter Bobst, CEO of Rohde & Schwarz SwissQual AG: "Having early and complete access to the Interface Control Document allows us to develop more comprehensive test solutions faster, providing our customers with what they need when they need it. Our customers can rest assured that any measurements they make with our test equipment is technically accurate and legally grounded."20.11.2019 15:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_6.jpghttps://www.rohde-schwarz.com/de/unternehmen/news-und-presse/all-news/pressemitteilungen-detailseite_229356-723200.html?rusprivacypolicy=0rohde-schwarz.com/news
High-Efficiency GaN FETNexperia announced its entry into the gallium nitr...8443Product ReleaseHigh-Efficiency GaN FETNexperia announced its entry into the gallium nitride (GaN) FET market with the introduction of the 650-volt GAN063-650WSA, a very robust device with a gate-source voltage (VGS) of +/- 20 V and a temperature range of -55 to +175 °C. The GAN063-650WSA features a low RDS(on) - down to 60 m? - and fast switching to offer very high efficiency. Nexperia is targeting high performance application segments including xEV, datacentres, telecom infrastructure, industrial automation and high-end power supplies. Nexperia's GaN-on-silicon process is very robust and mature with proven quality and reliability, plus it is highly scalable as wafers can be processed in existing silicon fabrication facilities. More, this device is available in the industry-standard TO-247, allowing customers to benefit from exceptional GaN performance in a familiar package. Toni Versluijs, General Manager of Nexperia MOS Business Group said: "This is a strategic move for Nexperia into the high voltage area, and we can now deliver technology suitable for xEV power semiconductor applications. Our GaN is a technology that is ready for volume production, and with scalability to meet high volume applications.  The automotive sector is a key focus for Nexperia and one which is forecast to grow significantly for two decades as electric vehicles replace those powered by traditional internal combustion engines as the preferred means of personal and public transport."19.11.2019 11:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-15_14.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/nexperia-launches-high-efficiency-gan-fet-with-industry-leading-performance.htmlnexperia.com/press-releases
Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply AgreementCree and STMicroelectronics announced the expansio...8435Industry NewsSilicon Carbide Wafer Supply AgreementCree and STMicroelectronics announced the expansion and extension of an existing multi-year, long-term silicon carbide (SiC) wafer supply agreement to more than $500 million. The extended agreement is a doubling in value of the original agreement for the supply of Cree's advanced 150mm silicon carbide bare and epitaxial wafers to STMicroelectronics over the next several years. The increased wafer supply enables the semiconductor leaders to address the rapidly growing demand for silicon carbide power devices globally, particularly in automotive and industrial applications. The adoption of silicon carbide-based power solutions is rapidly growing across the automotive market as the industry seeks to accelerate its move from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles, enabling greater system efficiencies that result in electric cars with longer range and faster charging, while reducing cost, lowering weight and conserving space. In the industrial market, silicon carbide modules enable smaller, lighter and more cost-effective inverters, converting energy more efficiently to unlock new clean energy applications.19.11.2019 07:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_3.pnghttps://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/about/media-center/press-item.html/c2928.htmlst.com/media-center
Partnership to Deliver Automotive and Industrial SolutionsCree and ABB's Power Grids business have announced...8437Industry NewsPartnership to Deliver Automotive and Industrial SolutionsCree and ABB's Power Grids business have announced a partnership to jointly expand the rollout of silicon carbide in the rapidly-growing high-power semiconductor market. The agreement incorporates the use of Cree's Wolfspeed silicon carbide-based semiconductors into ABB's comprehensive product portfolio, enabling Cree to broaden its customer base while accelerating ABB's entry into the fast-expanding EV sector. Cree's products will be included as part of ABB's power semiconductor product portfolio, across power grids, train and traction, industrial and e-mobility sectors. Specifically, Cree's industry-leading silicon carbide devices will be assembled into ABB power modules. "Cree is committed to leading the global semiconductor market's transition to more energy efficient, higher performing silicon carbidebased solutions. ABB has a longstanding heritage as the world market leader in industrial power electrification solutions, so expanding our work with them will help increase the adoption of transformative and eco-friendly alternatives in the power and automotive sectors," said Cree CEO Gregg Lowe. "Together, this partnership delivers Wolfspeed silicon carbide into new markets, such as power grids and high-speed trains for the continued advancement of the power, traction, industrial and EV markets." "The partnership with Cree supports ABB's strategy in developing energy-efficient silicon carbide semiconductors in the automotive and industrial sectors," said Rainer Käsmaier, Managing Director of Semiconductors at ABB's Power Grids business. "It emphasizes ABB's commitment to continuous technological innovation to shape the future of a smarter and greener society."18.11.2019 06:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_1.jpghttps://www.cree.com/news-events/news/article/cree-and-abb-announce-silicon-carbide-partnership-to-deliver-automotive-and-industrial-solutionscree.com/news
Strategic Partnership for Si - and SiC Power ModulesZF Friedrichshafen AG and Danfoss Silicon Power Gm...8430Industry NewsStrategic Partnership for Si - and SiC Power ModulesZF Friedrichshafen AG and Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH have stepped up their existing cooperation, with a new strategic partnership for silicon- and silicon-carbide power modules. The partners plan to improve the efficiency of electric drivelines by leveraging engineering and cost benefits at the interface between power modules and inverters. One of the first major milestones in this new initiative is a supply contract for Danfoss power modules destined for large-scale ZF volume production projects. Power modules are used in so-called power electronics, which serve as electronic controls for electrified drives. "We are proud to join this partnership with ZF. We believe this closer cooperation between Danfoss and ZF has the potential to be a game changer for the development and innovation of future drivetrains for electrification of vehicles. Together we can enable an acceleration of the transition of the transport sector," says Kim Fausing, President and CEO of the Danfoss Group. The partnership will see the two companies engage in joint research and development, with Danfoss also supplying power modules for silicon applications. Beside 400 Volt standard applications the two companies have also begun co-developing an 800 Volt Silicon Carbide power module for a large volume production project, aiming to position themselves at the forefront of this new segment. "This is a robust long-term partnership that enables ZF and Danfoss to pool their strengths. Coming together on this opens up significant innovation potential to improve the technical and commercial competitiveness of our inverters. We will utilize this advantage in all our drivetrain applications; from Hybrid- up to Full Electric Applications." explains Jörg Grotendorst, Head of ZF's E-Mobility Division. ZF's E-Mobility division supplies electric drive systems and components, while Danfoss Silicon power GmbH (DSP) is a specialist in silicon and silicon-carbide power modules. By joining forces to produce innovative open technology solutions for e-mobility drivelines, they aim to make a vital contribution to cutting vehicle emissions. In electric and hybrid vehicles, power modules control the efficiency of the energy supply to the drive, battery and onboard electronics. This means that the development of space-saving inverters and more efficient power modules is crucial to reducing emissions over the long term.14.11.2019 19:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_8.jpghttps://www.danfoss.com/en/about-danfoss/news/cf/zf-and-danfoss-seal-strategic-partnership/danfoss.com/news
Motion Tracking System VR Demo Kit Amfitech releases the Generation 2.0 of the Electr...8425Product ReleaseMotion Tracking System VR Demo Kit Amfitech releases the Generation 2.0 of the Electromagnetic Motion Tracking System – AmfiTrack - with built-in PREMO magnetic sensors. The new generation brings improvements in performance and use. The system includes several hardware and firmware updates. The users will be able to install updates of the system firmware by themselves. Amfitech will be releasing firmware updates which can be uploaded without having to return the kits for service.Several videos are available where real-time performance of the Generation 2.0 system is shown. AmfiTrack VR application demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRy3sDUQD9w ; AmfiTrack 4 pcs Gen2 sensors in mating application: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAZ3ZEZJc3Y&t=1s14.11.2019 11:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_13.pnghttps://www.grupopremo.com/content/247-the-revolution-in-the-positioning-and-tracking-system-with-6-degrees-of-freedomgrupopremo.com/content
Bernd Hops to Take Over as Head of Corporate CommunicationsFrom January 2020, Bernd Hops (46), currently Head...8436PeopleBernd Hops to Take Over as Head of Corporate CommunicationsFrom January 2020, Bernd Hops (46), currently Head of External Communications, will take over as Head of Communications and Public Authorities & Associations at Infineon Technologies. He will succeed Klaus Walther, who held this position from 2013. In this capacity, Mr. Hops will report to Chief Executive Officer Dr. Reinhard Ploss and have global responsibility for internal, external and political communication. "I am delighted that Bernd Hops is taking on this important and challenging task. He knows our company extremely well and has already made an important contribution to demonstrating Infineon's relevance for the economy and society. I wish him all the best and every success in his new role," says Dr. Reinhard Ploss, Chief Executive Officer of Infineon. "I personally thank Klaus Walther for his tireless commitment to sustainable enhancing our company's reputation. In the past years he has made a significant contribution with his strong strategic expertise and extensive network to positioning Infineon successfully in a challenging environment." Bernd Hops has held management positions within Corporate Communications at Infineon since 2013. The graduate of the Georg-von-Holtzbrinck School for Business Journalists previously worked, among other things, as an editor for the "Tagesspiegel" and "Financial Times Deutschland" newspapers and at the consulting firm Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.12.11.2019 18:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_2.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2019/INFXX201911-008.htmlinfineon.com/press-releases
DC-DC Converter in Conduction Cooled FormatPower System Technology announces the introduction...8424Product ReleaseDC-DC Converter in Conduction Cooled FormatPower System Technology announces the introduction of PST14X family, very high power density 320W DC-DC converter in conduction cooled format. In a very small package 160*50*25mm,with input voltage ranges of 9-50Vdc, 18-36Vdc, 16-50Vdc, PST14X incorporates EMI filtering, input active reverse polarity and transient protection, output protections, very robust mechanical package and connection, required in most of the severe environment for industrial, railways, defense type of applications. The converter provides high power density thanks to the integration of Vicor Corp. DCM modules, high efficiency (>90%), input-to-output isolation, soft start, overtemperature protection, input over/undervoltage lockout. The outputs are short-circuit proof. The 100°C baseplate operation allows operation in high temperature environment. The output can be configured in many different output voltages from 3,3V to 48Vdc, others possibilities are even possible as semi- standard versions. With the -MV option, the converter is protected against surges and transients MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275, EMI filtered built to meet MIL-STD 461 and ruggedizzed according MIL-STD-810.12.11.2019 12:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_14.pnghttp://www.powersystemtechnology.com/en/new-dc-dc-power-converter-pst14x/powersystemtechnology.com/news
Automotive Fuse for Particularly High VoltagesHigh voltages and high currents occur in electric ...8442Product ReleaseAutomotive Fuse for Particularly High VoltagesHigh voltages and high currents occur in electric vehicles in numerous places. Their battery packs with several thousand rechargeable cells store enormous amounts of energy. First and foremost in order to meet customer requirements in terms of driving performance and range with the shortest possible charging times. To safeguard such outputs, correspondingly resilient and highly reliable fuses are required. They are used, for example, in the BMS (Battery Management System), on-board and off-board chargers. DC-DC converters and other systems exposed to high voltages. A weak point of every fuse is the connection between the melting wire and the contact cap. This is usually designed as a solder joint. In the fuse production process, however, this technology is not always 100 % error-free. Contact by means of welding is way more reliable. SCHURTER uses a new, patented process which guarantees highest reliability. The fuses of the AEO series offer a multitude of possible mounting options. In addition to the mere fuse, which requires a fuse holder (recommended model: SCHURTER CSO) and the classic mounting directly on a printed circuit board, screwable lugs for surface mounting or even flush mounting (axial mount) are also available.12.11.2019 10:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-15_15.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/Newsroom/Timeline/AEO-10.3x38-Automotive-Fuseschurter.com/newsroom
Strategic Partnership with MycronicIndium Corporation and Mycronic have formed a stra...8434Industry NewsStrategic Partnership with MycronicIndium Corporation and Mycronic have formed a strategic partnership for the development of no-clean and water soluble solder pastes for jetting applications. The partnership with Mycronic will expand Indium Corporation's portfolio of proven products designed to address evolving industry challenges. The collaboration will also ensure that new products are fully vetted and tested before users begin evaluations, testing, and ultimately high-volume production. "At Indium Corporation, we believe that materials science changes the world," said Ross Berntson, Indium Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer. "Through this partnership and by collaborating with Mycronic's engineers on our new PicoShot solder product offerings, we're able to bring to market new and innovative solder paste solutions to fit our customers' needs." Mycronic's MY700 platform is a leading technology for jet printing in the electronics industry, providing solutions to most production- related difficulties of applying solder paste. The solder paste coming out of this partnership will also be compatible with the previous-generation jet printer, MY600, and support existing Mycronic customers. "It is important for Mycronic to mutually develop solder paste solutions with key players like Indium Corporation," said Clemens Jargon, Vice President Global SMT at Mycronic. "This partnership will enable us to reach out to a much broader customer base all around the globe, and support them on enhanced jet printing applications."12.11.2019 08:00:00Nov\images\news_indium.jpghttps://www.indium.com/people/marketing-communications/news-releases/indium-corp-announces-strategic-partnership-with-mycronicindium.com/news-releases
Purchase of CUI Power AssetsBel Fuse Inc. announced that the Company has enter...8433Industry NewsPurchase of CUI Power AssetsBel Fuse Inc. announced that the Company has entered into an asset purchase agreement with CUI, in which CUI will sell the majority of its Power business to Bel for $32.0 million, plus the assumption of certain liabilities and subject to closing working capital adjustments. Based in Tualatin, Oregon, the CUI Power Business, a division of CUI Global Inc., had TTM sales of approximately $37 million with products and distribution that offer strong opportunities for growth. Daniel Bernstein, CEO of Bel, said, "The CUI Power Business' extensive product portfolio and distribution channel fits squarely within our growth strategy. Their product portfolio will round out Bel's current Power Products offering, allowing us to better address all our customer power needs. In addition, we look forward to utilizing CUI's success with the electronic catalog distributors throughout the Bel\Cinch product groups and capitalizing on CUI's enviable strong relationship with these distributors. Electronic Catalog Distributors are playing a vital role in demand creation, and over the past four years this segment has been our fastest growing business. The combination of Bel and the CUI Power Business will substantially strengthen our Power Group and unite complementary capabilities, sales channels and customer relationships." The all-cash transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, and will be funded with available cash on hand, some or all of which may be sourced from our revolving credit facility.11.11.2019 10:00:00Nov\images\news_cui.pnghttps://www.belfuse.com/news-detail/bel-announces-agreement-to-purchase-cui-power-assetsbelfuse.com/news
High Isolation Automotive TransformerMORNSUN launched an automotive transformer, the CT...8429Product ReleaseHigh Isolation Automotive TransformerMORNSUN launched an automotive transformer, the CTTH0505-1T. This compact size transformer has an isolation voltage of up to 6000VDC, and all components meet AEC-Q200 standard. From design, verification to production processes, this device is completely in accordance with IATF16949 system requirements. In addition, the CTTH0505-1T transformer can be used with MORNSUN SCM1201 fixed input push-pull controller IC to supply power for the secondary side of an isolated data interface such as RS232, RS485 or CAN bus. It's designed for pure digital circuit, analog acquisition circuit, data exchange circuit.08.11.2019 07:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_9.jpghttps://www.mornsun-power.com/html/about/content/1800664.htmlmornsun-power.com/about
Surface-Mount Fully Integrated Current SensorsAllegro MicroSystems announced significant ease-of...8428Product ReleaseSurface-Mount Fully Integrated Current SensorsAllegro MicroSystems announced significant ease-of-use enhancements to its popular high current fully integrated ACS772/3 current sensor "CB" package family. These automotive grade high voltage isolation current sensors already provide economical and precise solutions for both AC and DC current sensing up to 400A. Building on that leadership and deep customer-understanding, Allegro's surface-mount leadform option for the CB package is the answer to many customer challenges by providing a flexible solution for space constrained applications. "This is a classic, 'You asked – we listened.'  innovation with purpose moment for us," explains Shaun Milano, Business Unit Director for Current Sensors. "Our customers want flexibility, and we're excited to provide these innovative, robust solutions in this new surface-mount option to complement our highly popular through-hole version. High current PCB designs improve power density and efficiency and this surface-mount option allows customers to realize these advantages with a simpler manufacturing process." The ACS772/3 family of current sensor ICs has an enhanced feature set that helps engineers simplify their bill of materials and improve efficiency in the toughest of applications.07.11.2019 08:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_10.jpghttps://www.allegromicro.com/en/about-allegro/news-room/2019/acs77x-smt-press-releaseallegromicro.com/news-room
Trench Schottky with Multilayer VaristorsThe TSUPxM45SH & TSUPxM60SH Schottky rectifiers of...8395Product ReleaseTrench Schottky with Multilayer VaristorsThe TSUPxM45SH & TSUPxM60SH Schottky rectifiers offer low leakage current and low forward voltage drop. The series devices are optimized for the automotive applications with low power loss, high efficiency – maximum leakage current is only 20mA at high temperature operation. The series devices include 5A/10A/15A forward current and maximum VRRM is 45V/60V. All these capabilities are packed into SMPC4.6U (TO-277A compatible) package. This is a wettable flank package, it enhances the solder joint and AOI testability. It is also low profile with typical height of 1.1mm, RoHS compliant and halogen free. The series devices include 5A/10A/15A forward current and maximum VRRM is 45V/60V. All these capabilities are packed into SMPC4.6U (TO-277A compatible) package. 06.11.2019 20:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-11-15_26.pnghttps://www.taiwansemi.com/en/news/newsletter/tj175-smpc4-6u-trench-schottky-45v-60v-with-aec-q101-qualifiedtaiwansemi.com/news
Synchronous DC/DC Buck RegulatorAlpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced AOZ6682CI...8426Product ReleaseSynchronous DC/DC Buck RegulatorAlpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced AOZ6682CI and AOZ6683CI. These devices are high efficiency, simple-to-use synchronous buck regulators. The AOZ6682CI and AOZ6683CI are both available in an ultra-thin, thermally enhanced TSOT23-6 package and deliver 2A and 3A output current, respectively. The new devices offer high efficiency over the full load range, allowing greener power conversion for a variety of consumer electronics applications such as LCD TVs, set-top boxes, high definition Blu-rayTM Disc Players and Networking terminals. The new devices incorporate a low resistance synchronous buck power stage that enables up to 95% efficiency. Combined with a thermally enhanced package, the AOZ6682CI and AOZ6683CI achieve 10°C cooler operation at full load compared to similar competing devices. Under heavy load conditions, the devices operate in a fixed frequency continuous-conduction mode (CCM). At light loads or in standby mode, the devices employ a proprietary pulse energy mode (PEM) control scheme. This control scheme and low quiescent current of 200uA, allows the buck converter design to achieve industry-leading efficiencies of 89% at light loads. "Modern consumer equipment must achieve less than 0.5W in standby power consumption and this is a tough problem for system designers to solve," said Kenny Hu, Power IC Marketing Manager at AOS. "The newest 2A and 3A additions to the EZBuck family simplify this task, offering up to 6% improved efficiency compared to competing devices thanks to low quiescent current and a proprietary power-saving light load control scheme."06.11.2019 10:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-12-01_12.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1573068880289/AOZ6682-83CI_PR.pdfaosmd.com/news
Registration Now Open for APEC 2020 Registration for the 35th Annual Applied Power Ele...8416Event NewsRegistration Now Open for APEC 2020 Registration for the 35th Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference –APEC 2020– is now open. The conference and exhibition, running March 15-19 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. Outstanding technical content, including Technical Program Papers, Industry Sessions and Professional Education Seminars, is offered at one of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference. APEC 2020 promises to provide attendees with a truly significant professional experience. Complete details for registering and hotel booking can be found at http://www.apec-conf.org/conference/registration. APEC has secured discounted rates at eight hotels near the New Orleans Convention Center. Attendees are encouraged to secure their hotel reservations early, as these hotels are expected to book up well in advance of the conference. Hotel reservations can only be made following conference registration. Links to APEC’s contracted hotels will be sent via an automatic registration confirmation email. For more details, please visit the Travel Information page.06.11.2019 10:00:00Nov\images\news_apec.jpghttps://apec-conf.org/news/registration-now-open-for-apec-2020-in-new-orleans-march-15-19apec-conf.org/news
Automotive Chip Bead Inductor TAIYO YUDEN has announced the mass-production of t...8394Product ReleaseAutomotive Chip Bead Inductor TAIYO YUDEN has announced the mass-production of the AEC-Q200 (reliability qualification test standard for automotive passive components) qualified noise suppression component, power chip bead inductor FB Series Type T, FB TH1608 (1.6×0.8×0.8 mm). This product is a noise suppression component for power lines used in powertrains and other automotive components such as engines and transmissions, as well as communications infrastructure devices such as servers and base station communication devices. Based on our unique internal structure and sophisticated material technology an  structural design, FB Series Type T has achieved an operating temperature of 150°C and is suitable for wideband noise suppression up to GHz frequencies. Commercial production of this product started in September 2019 at our overseas subsidiary TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES), INC. (Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines) at a rate of 10 million units per month.05.11.2019 21:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-11-15_27.pnghttps://www.pressebox.de/pressemitteilung/taiyo-yuden-europe-gmbh/TAIYO-YUDEN-Launched-Automotive-Chip-Bead-Inductor-with-an-Operating-Temperature-of-up-to-150C/boxid/980151press/taiyo-yuden-europe
ISO 9001:2015 Certification ReceivedGaN Systems announced that the company received In...8412Industry NewsISO 9001:2015 Certification ReceivedGaN Systems announced that the company received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for the design and manufacture of power semiconductor products. Both GaN Systems’ Canadian headquarters and Taiwanese operations facilities received ISO certification from the British Standards Institute (BSI), the world's first national standards body and one of the largest. The certification represents third-party validation of the company’s strong commitment to providing high-quality products and services that align with the standards of excellence required by major multinational customers. The ISO 9000 family of standards is designed to ensure that GaN Systems meets the needs of customers and other stakeholders via its quality management systems (QMS) while meeting and exceeding qualification requirements for its Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) and Automotive Electronics Council (AEC-Q101) qualified GaN power transistor products. ISO 9001 is considered the leading standard for quality management systems and performance worldwide. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is the most recent version with significant enhancements since the last ISO 9001:2008 update. “The ISO 9001:2015 revision demands a higher degree of leadership and management commitment than the previous standards. This commitment is consistent with our mission to be the place designers can go to realize all the system benefits of GaN in their power conversion applications,” said Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems. 05.11.2019 14:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-11-15_9.jpghttps://gansystems.com/newsroom/gan-systems-receives-iso-90012015-certification/gansystems.com/newsroom
Strategic Partnership to Create Electric DrivelinesZF Friedrichshafen AG and Cree announce a strategi...8413Industry NewsStrategic Partnership to Create Electric DrivelinesZF Friedrichshafen AG and Cree announce a strategic partnership to create industry-leading, highly efficient electric drivelines. With this strategic partnership, ZF and Cree are intensifying their existing cooperation. “We’re delighted that we're building on our cooperation with Cree using their Wolfspeed silicon carbide technology and are absolutely convinced that combining our strengths will further improve efficiency and competitive edge for our components and systems,” says Jörg Grotendorst, Head of the ZF E-Mobility Division. The future use of silicon carbide-based power semiconductors will increase the range for electric vehicles in contrast to today's standard silicon technology. Due to high battery costs, the efficient electric drive represents an enormous growth potential for the foreseeable future. In particular, silicon carbide technology in conjunction with the 800-volt vehicle electrical system voltage makes a significant contribution to further increasing efficiency. “Partnering with a tier-one leading global automotive supplier like ZF for the use of silicon carbide-based power inverters in next generation electric vehicles is indicative of the integral role silicon carbide plays in extending the capabilities of EVs everywhere,” said Gregg Lowe, CEO of Cree. Electrified drivelines are making vast contributions to achieving worldwide emission targets and making mobility more sustainable. Cree’s technology will initially be used to fulfill orders that ZF has already received for silicon carbide based electric drives from several leading global automakers. Through the partnership, ZF expects to make silicon carbide electric drivelines available to the market by 2022.05.11.2019 13:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-11-15_8.jpghttps://www.cree.com/news-events/news/article/zf-and-cree-advance-the-electric-drivecree.com/news
Expert to Present at EPTCIndium Corporation’s Kenneth Thum, Senior Technica...8414PeopleExpert to Present at EPTCIndium Corporation’s Kenneth Thum, Senior Technical Support Engineer, will present at IEEE EPTC Singapore 2019, December 4-6, in Singapore. The development of heterogeneous integration, which packs more dies or components into smaller footprints, requires multiple technological advancements in various aspects of advanced packaging. Thum will present Soldering Material Evolution for Heterogeneous Integration, which outlines trends in soldering material technology for heterogeneous integration, including solder paste, and flip-chip and ball-attach fluxes. Thum assists customers in Northern Malaysia and Thailand by troubleshooting issues and providing technical support for Indium Corporation’s full product range. He has over 10 years of experience in PCBA assembly and IC packaging. Thum earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Malaya in computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. Additionally, he is a Certified SMT Process Engineer.05.11.2019 12:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-11-15_7.jpghttps://www.indium.com/people/marketing-communications/news-releases/indium-corp-expert-to-present-at-eptcindium.com/news-releases
European Sales Director Thorsten ScheidlerPalomar Technologies announced that Thorsten Schei...8420PeopleEuropean Sales Director Thorsten ScheidlerPalomar Technologies announced that Thorsten Scheidler has joined SST Vacuum Reflow Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Palomar Technologies, as SST Sales Director Europe. Mr. Scheidler has over 15 years of sales and technical support experience within the power electronics and semiconductor industries in Europe. His primary responsibilities will be in implementing sales strategies to achieve the company’s global sales objectives, with a focus on the in ever growing power electronics market. “Thorsten Scheidler has extensive experience in backend processes for the Power and Automotive Electronics and his experience is aligned with SST’s growth objectives in these markets. We are very excited to have Thorsten join the SST sales team,” said Rich Hueners, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Palomar Technologies. Prior to joining SST, Mr. Scheidler served as Key Account Manager Europe for Kulicke & Soffa Germany GmbH.05.11.2019 06:00:00Nov\images\news_2019-11-15_1.jpghttps://www.palomartechnologies.com/news-room/press-releases/sst-vacuum-reflow-systems-a-palomar-solution-hires-thorsten-scheidler-as-new-european-sales-directorpalomartechnologies.com/news-room
Power Line EMC Filter Family for Lighting EquipmentSchaffner introduces a single-phase EMC filter. Wi...8406Product ReleasePower Line EMC Filter Family for Lighting EquipmentSchaffner introduces a single-phase EMC filter. With a 350 VAC rating, the filter can be used in typical single-phase applications (120 VAC and 230 VAC). Or industrial applications when utilizing phase to neutral voltage off three phase power. Example: 480 VAC P-P / 277 VAC P-N and 600 VAC P-P / 347VAC P-N. The parts are very compact and are designed specifically for lighting applications with enhanced EMC performance at target frequencies along with an extended operational temperature range. The filters have all the required safety approvals (UL, CSA, ENEC and CQC) and are compliant to REACH and RoHS directives.04.11.2019 09:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-11-15_15.tifhttps://www.schaffner.com/media/news/details/article/fn-2580-power-line-filter-family-for-lighting-equipment-a-compact-application-specific-line-filte/schaffner.com/news
100WActive PFC Enclosed Switching Power Supply MORNSUN released an enclosed switching power suppl...8409Product Release100WActive PFC Enclosed Switching Power Supply MORNSUN released an enclosed switching power supply series LMF100-20Bxx with active PFC (Power factor correction). The LMF100-20Bxx series features universal input voltage range of 85-264Vac, accepts AC or DC input and the PF (Power factor) is up to 0.98. In addition, its emissions meet CISPR32 CLASS B without extra components. The series also meets IEC/EN/UL62368, EN60335, GB4943 safety standards. Protections of output short circuit, over-current, over-voltage, over-temperature are included. MTBF is more than 300,000 h and the dimension is 10% smaller than conventional products, which make this series ideal for industrial, civil, smart home, smart building applications. It’s widely used in applications of industrial automation machinery, industrial control system, mechanical and electrical equipment, instrumentation, intelligent building, household appliance, etc.04.11.2019 06:30:00Nov\images\news_2019-11-15_12.jpghttps://www.mornsun-power.com/html/about/NewsCenter.htmlmornsun-power.com/news-center
Acquiring Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd.AVX Corporation announced that it has completed th...8410Industry NewsAcquiring Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd.AVX Corporation announced that it has completed the purchase of Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd. (COKNE). After four years of strong collaborative efforts between COKNE and AVX on the manufacturing and development of supercapacitors, AVX is delighted to complete the full vertical integration under the AVX umbrella. During the announcement, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Schmersal stated, “The COKNE team has been instrumental in the co-development of AVX’s low ESR cylindrical SuperCap series. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship, with continual dedication toward further supercap advancements”. The vertical acquisition further demonstrates AVX’s strong commitment to supercapacitor technology, used in markets such as Industrial, Medical, Automotive, IoT, and Alternative Energy. AVX is a leading worldwide manufacturer, supplier, and reseller of a broad line of electronic components and interconnect, sensing and control devices and related products. AVX’s components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide. 01.11.2019 16:00:00Nov\images\news_avx.jpghttp://www.avx.com/press-releases/avx-acquires-chengdu-ok-new-energy-ltd/avx.com/press-releases
Support for the Development of Battery Maintenance Free IoT EquipmentRenesas Electronics introduced its RE Family, whic...8407Product ReleaseSupport for the Development of Battery Maintenance Free IoT EquipmentRenesas Electronics introduced its RE Family, which encompasses the company’s current and future lineup of energy harvesting embedded controllers. The RE Family is based on Renesas’ proprietary SOTB™ (Silicon on Thin Buried Oxide) process technology, which dramatically reduces power consumption in both the active and standby states, eliminating the need for battery replacement or recharging. Following the mass production of the RE01 Group (formerly known as the R7F0E embedded controllers), the first of the RE Family, the new RE01 Group Evaluation Kit was launched, which allows users working with the RE01 Group of devices to jump start system evaluations for energy harvesting applications. "Energy harvesting eliminates the labor and costs associated with battery maintenance and is a key solution contributing to environmental conservation," said Hiroto Nitta, Senior Vice President, Head of SoC Business, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. "I am extremely pleased that Renesas’ technology innovation with SOTB has enabled these alternative energy solutions, and with the new RE01 Evaluation Kit, Renesas will be making it possible for engineers around the world to quickly start the evaluation. We hope this will accelerate the spread of IoT equipment powered by energy harvesting."31.10.2019 08:30:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_14.jpghttps://www.renesas.com/eu/en/about/press-center/news/2019/news20191031.htmlrenesas.com/press-center
Tamper-Resistant ReceptaclesSCHURTER’s latest series of appliance outlets NR02...8402Product ReleaseTamper-Resistant ReceptaclesSCHURTER’s latest series of appliance outlets NR020 and NR021 combine classic features with new ones to meet increased fire protection and safety standards according to UL 498 Tamper Resistant, as well as facilitating compliance of receptacles used in Household and Commercial Furniture and Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDUs), according to UL 962 and UL 962A. Higher temperature ratings and added configurations for series NR010 and NR020 respond to power demands facing Datacom infrastructures today. SCHURTER’s NR021 NEMA 5-15R Tamper Resistant series meets the expanded code requirements according to UL 498. Additionally, with the option of an added insulated wall between the L, N terminals, compliance with the Spill Test, outlined in UL 962 Sec. 62, is more cost effective and efficient for manufacturers of Household and Commercial Furniture and Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDUs). Packing density of equipment for data communication and storage continues to be regularly revolutionized with the surge of usage and functionality. Increasing ambient temperatures go hand in hand with these advancements, as demand trickles down to the smallest components to keep pace with emerging needs of the appliance manufacturers. The NR010 and NR020 series have an operating temperature range of -25 °C to 150 °C in response to the power needs of the Datacom industry. In addition, the NR010 with IDC terminals provides a version with an independent L terminal. The neutral and ground terminals can still be bussed, while the line terminal can be used for maximum load according to UL rating 15 A, 125 V. It also extends the capability of adding functionality to each outlet individually.30.10.2019 15:45:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_19.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/Newsroom/Timeline/NEMA-Receptacles-5-15Rschurter.com/newsroom
Power Electronics Moscow 2019To stay relevant on the modern fast-paced market, ...8415Industry NewsPower Electronics Moscow 2019To stay relevant on the modern fast-paced market, it is essential for every company to monitor the latest trends and offer its customers competitive products and technologies. To achieve it, Proton-Electrotex participates in the most significant global events. Proton-Electrotex took part in 16th International exhibition of power electronics components and modules – Power Electronics 2019. The exhibition was held in Crocus Expo, Moscow on 22-24 of October. Proton-Electrotex traditionally presents its latest research and new products there. Besides, specialists of the company showcase samples of existing portfolio already known to customers. Besides, researchers of the company were presenting few reports: T. Fedorov. New technology Engineer: «WEB version of the software for calculation IGBT power converters» and D. Malyy. Lead Research Engineer: «Fast hybrid IGBT modules – an alternative to SiC MOSFET in modern energy efficient mid-power converters» and «Ensuring quality of IGBT modules made by Proton-Electrotex at design and production stages». The exhibition was held in a comfortable and working atmosphere. Representatives of Proton-Electrotex held few discussions with their clients and international colleagues. We will be happy to provide more information on our products, please send your questions to email marketing@proton-electrotex.com. Photo and video report will be published soon in social networks of Proton-Electrotex and official website.30.10.2019 11:00:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_6.jpghttps://en.proton-electrotex.com/news/proshla-vystavka-silovaya-elektronika-2019proton-electrotex.com/news
SP-Cap Conductive Polymer-Aluminum-Electrolytic-Capacitors Panasonic Industry Europe has added a long-life su...8393Product ReleaseSP-Cap Conductive Polymer-Aluminum-Electrolytic-Capacitors Panasonic Industry Europe has added a long-life surface mount type series to its industry-leading product line of SP-Cap Conductive Polymer-Aluminum-Electrolytic capacitors. Available with a rated voltage of 2.0VDC or 2.5VDC, GY capacitors benefit from huge capacitance values (680µF up to 820µF) and a very low ESR characteristics (3mO max.) which is unique in the market. The components are able to withstand +105°C for up to 2.000 hours making them ideal for use in demanding applications. Also with the high ripple current of only 10.200 mA r.m.s. maximum, the new GY capacitor series is a perfect component for power circuits in servers, base stations as well as further industrial applications. As all SP-Cap range capacitors, the GY series devices feature excellent noise reduction capability and frequency characteristics, a long life span and their ESR values have little change even at low temperatures since the electrolyte is solid. The components are RoHS compliant and halogen free.29.10.2019 22:30:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_28.jpghttps://industrial.panasonic.com/ww/products/capacitors/polymer-capacitors/sp-cap/gy?utm_source=pr&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=201910-gy-prindustrial.panasonic.com/capacitors
Expanding its Portfolio with Industrial-Grade Devices Infineon Technologies broadens its CoolGaN TM seri...8405Product ReleaseExpanding its Portfolio with Industrial-Grade Devices Infineon Technologies broadens its CoolGaN TM series with two devices. The CoolGaN 400 V device (IGT40R070D1 E8220) is tailored for premium HiFi audio systems where end users demand every detail of their high resolution sound tracks. These have been conventionally addressed by bulky linear or tube amplifiers. With the CoolGaN 400 V switch as class D output stage, audio designers are able to deliver excellent listening experience to their prospective audio fans. The CoolGaN 600 V industrial-grade device (IGLD60R190D1) enables performance and cost optimization for low- and mid-power applications, such as in the area of low-power SMPS and telecom rectifiers. Every product within the Infineon CoolGaN family meets JEDEC standards. Infineon’s CoolGaN 600 V portfolio is now also extended with a new 190 m?, industrial-grade HEMT. This product was developed to fit any consumer and industrial application on an optimized cost with the aim to lower the technology entry barrier. Easy design-in is supported with a standardized DFN 8x8 packaging and the matching driver ICs from the GaN EiceDRIVER™ series.29.10.2019 10:30:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_16.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2019/INFPMM201910-004.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
Marco Palma Joins as Senior FAE Manager To support its accelerating design activity, and t...8417PeopleMarco Palma Joins as Senior FAE Manager To support its accelerating design activity, and to provide local technical support to EPC’s customers in Europe, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is proud to announce that Marco Palma, a seasoned expert, has joined the EPC technical leadership team as Senior FAE Manager for Europe. Based in Turin, Italy, Marco brings over 20 years of field experience within the semiconductor industry working with customers to define innovative solutions to meet the unique challenges of each customer design. His primary responsibilities at EPC involve direct collaboration with customers throughout Europe to create and implement technical solutions to meet their design challenges. “Marco Palma is an electronics engineer with extensive experience in assisting customers to implement leading edge power semiconductor solutions in industrial and automation markets,” said Nick Cataldo, senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Marco joins EPC from Infineon, where he was Director, Technical Marketing and Applications. Marco has held senior technical leadership positions with a strong focus on customer support and product definition. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with the EPC. I look forward to working with customers to incorporate EPC’s leading-edge gallium nitride FETs and integrated circuits into their products,” commented Marco on his appointment.29.10.2019 09:00:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_4.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/2903/Marco-Palma-Joins-Efficient-Power-Conversion-EPC-as-Senior-FAE-Manager-for-Europe.aspxepc-co.com/news
Topnotch Conferences to Provide Founded Insights From the 23rd to the 25th of June, 2020, the SENSO...8411Event NewsTopnotch Conferences to Provide Founded Insights From the 23rd to the 25th of June, 2020, the SENSOR+TEST – the leading international trade fair for sensor, measurement, and testing technology – will be accompanied again by two first-rate conferences: The SMSI 2020 – the Sensor and Measurement Science International, is to be held for the first time, while the ettc2020, the European Test and Telemetry Conference, is to be held for the fourth time in Nuremberg. Members of enterprises and institutes can start to submit their contributions as of today. “The success story of the scientific conferences in the area of sensor and measuring technology parallel to the SENSOR+TEST goes back to over 30 years. However, with this new format, we’re going to advance this success to a worldwide and scientifically leading event with our partners from industry and research as well as with the national and international measurement institutes,” says Holger Bödeker, the organizer of the SENSOR+TEST, regarding the new format. Interested authors, developers, researchers, and other scientists have the opportunity to submit their contributions until 31 January 2020 at www.smsi-conference.com/call-for-papers.28.10.2019 15:00:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_10.jpghttps://www.sensor-test.de/press/welcome-to-the-sensor-test-press-center/press-releases/sensor-test-2020-topnotch-conferences-to-provide-founded-insights-into-sensors-and-measurement-futuresensor-test.de/press
PCIM Asia is Calling for PapersPCIM Asia, sister event of PCIM Europe in Nurember...8418Event NewsPCIM Asia is Calling for PapersPCIM Asia, sister event of PCIM Europe in Nuremberg, Germany, offers unique opportunities to one of the fastest growing markets for power electronics. Held in parallel with the exhibition is the PCIM Asia Conference, one of the most important and influential conferences for power electronics in Asia. Now it is calling professionals from industry and academia to submit their abstracts before 31 December 2019, to present their latest research in technological trends and applications in the Asian power electronics industry in front of over 500 experts.28.10.2019 08:00:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_3.jpghttps://pcimasia-expo.cn.messefrankfurt.com/content/dam/messefrankfurt-redaktion/pcim_asia/download/pac2020/pcim20%20call%20for%20paper%20eng.pdfpcimasia-expo.cn
Acquisition of Chinese EV Charging ProviderABB is to acquire a majority stake of 67 percent i...8419Industry NewsAcquisition of Chinese EV Charging ProviderABB is to acquire a majority stake of 67 percent in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (“Chargedot”), a leading Chinese e-mobility solution provider. The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming months and ABB has the possibility to increase its stake further in the next three years. Since its establishment in 2009, Shanghai-based Chargedot has made a significant contribution to the uptake of electric vehicles in China. The company supplies AC and DC charging stations, as well as the necessary software platform to a range of customers that includes EV manufacturers, EV charging network operators and real estate developers. It has approximately 185 employees and its other shareholders among others include Shanghai SAIC Anyo Charging Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SAIC. Chargedot is a natural fit for ABB, which as a global leader in sustainable transportation infrastructure, already offers solutions from grid distribution to charging points for cars and trucks, as well as for the electrification of ships, railways, trams, buses and cable cars. The acquisition will strengthen ABB’s relationship with leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers and broaden the company’s e-mobility portfolio with hardware and software developed specifically for local requirements. ABB Robotics is the leading supplier of robot units and software to the assembly lines of Chinese EV manufacturers. “This investment is a further demonstration of ABB’s commitment to enabling sustainable mobility,” said Tarak Mehta, President of ABB's Electrification business. 28.10.2019 07:00:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_2.jpghttps://new.abb.com/news/detail/40818/abb-to-strengthen-e-mobility-portfolio-with-acquisition-of-chinese-ev-charging-provider-chargedotnew.abb.com
Key to Success of Digital CompaniesAlexander Gerfer, CTO of the Würth Elektronik eiSo...8364Industry NewsKey to Success of Digital CompaniesAlexander Gerfer, CTO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, at one of the most important digital future conferences worldwide, the DLD Tel Aviv, emphasized in his opening speech "when technology meets customer" design support of hardware and the availability of components can decide on the failure or success of innovation. In his speech, Gerfer stressed the importance of an innovative hardware partner for the success of digital companies: "Würth Elektronik is not just a hardware supplier, we rather see ourselves as our customers' real partner. We know them and their needs thoroughly and focus our product development on them. 'Can't' is not part of our vocabulary. If there is still no solution to a particular challenge, then we'll invent one. This is the reason why Würth Elektronik, as an innovative technology company, is behind many successes, albeit invisibly ... the 'secret ingredient of industry' as it were. There are plenty of examples of customer-driven innovations from Würth Elektronik, including REDEXPERT, an online platform developed in-house that has become known worldwide as the most precise option for AC loss calculation in switch mode power supplies. Another area to improve the CO2 footprint is 'Horticulture Farming'. Through its cooperation with the Technical University of Munich, Würth Elektronik supports users with practice-relevant data for the selection of the best Horticulture LEDs, adapted to the respective plant species.25.10.2019 15:00:00Oct\images\news_2019-10-15_3.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_112124.phpwe-online.com/news
High Energy-Density Thin-Film BatteryThere has been great progress in miniaturizing ele...8381Industry NewsHigh Energy-Density Thin-Film BatteryThere has been great progress in miniaturizing electronics but the miniaturization of power sources hasn't kept pace. Although integrated electrochemical capacitors offer high power density, high frequency response and novel form factors, their low energy densities are of limited value for MEMS and autonomous device applications that require long periods between charging. CEA-Leti researchers will discuss a thin-film battery with the highest areal energy density yet reported (890 µAh/cm-2) and high power density (450 µAh/cm-2). Built on silicon wafers using UV photolithography and etching for the successive deposition and patterning of each layer, the thin-film battery integrates a 20µm-thick LiCoO2 cathode in a Li-free anode configuration. It showed good cycling behavior over 100 cycles, and the fact it was built using a wafer-level process opens up the possibility to tightly integrate this battery technology with future electronic devices. ("Millimeter-Scale Thin-Film Batteries for Integrated High Energy-Density Storage," S. Oukassi et al., CEA-Leti)23.10.2019 17:17:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-01_12.jpghttp://www.leti-cea.com/cea-tech/leti/englishleti-cea.com/cea-tech
Open Frame Power Supplies for Industrial ApplicationsCosel announced a series of open frame compact pow...8369Product ReleaseOpen Frame Power Supplies for Industrial ApplicationsCosel announced a series of open frame compact power supplies that are EN62477-1 OVC III certified for demanding industrial applications. Benefiting from the latest power switching technologies, the LHA150F is 30% smaller and gains up to 4.5 efficiency points compared to the previous LFA150F, whilst the more powerful LHA300F gains up to 6 points of efficiency and is 50% smaller than the LFA300F. In addition to higher efficiency, by using an LLC resonant topology and an active filter, noise and ripple levels have been reduced. Designed for use in a wide range of applications, the LHA150F and LHA300F offer a wide temperature range from -10 to +70 degrees C. The power supplies are UL/EN62368-1 certified. With the increased levels of systems integration, factory automation requires more compact power supplies able to work with the highest levels of safety in a variety of environments. Meeting the Over Voltage Category level III (OVCIII) specified in the EN62477-1, Cosel's LHA150F and LHA300F offer system designers a simple and easy to use AC/DC power supply that complies with the high isolation levels needed in order to connect their equipment to the facility distribution panel without the need for an additional isolation transformer. Designed for worldwide applications, the LHA150F and LHA300F have an input voltage range of 85VAC to 264VAC single phase and conform to the safety standards input voltage range of 100-240VAC (50/60Hz).23.10.2019 14:14:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-01_24.jpghttps://www.prbx.com/2019/10/cosel-announces-low-profile-open-frame-ovc-iii-certified-power-supplies-for-industrial-applications/prbx.com
Up to 90 Watts of Power Over Ethernet Wiring As the industry adopts the latest generation of Po...8404Product ReleaseUp to 90 Watts of Power Over Ethernet Wiring As the industry adopts the latest generation of PoE technology for managing data and power over a single Ethernet cable, users face the challenge of making pre-standard powered devices (PDs) work alongside new IEEE® 802.3bt-2018-compliant PDs in an existing Ethernet infrastructure. Microchip Technology has eased the transition with IEEE 802.3bt-2018-compliant PoE injectors and midspans for users and power sourcing equipment (PSE) chipsets for system developers that enable both pre-standard and IEEE-compliant PDs to receive up to 90W of power without changing switches or cabling. “As both a system and chipset supplier that has contributed to IEEE 802.3bt-2018 and all major standards leading up to it, we are ideally positioned to provide an easy migration path for meeting 30W to 90W device powering needs with plug-and-play convenience,” said Iris Shuker, PoE business unit manager with Microchip. “Combining extensive PD interoperability with firmware upgradability and more than 15 years of proven technology, our PSE chipsets offer a unique architecture that eliminates the need to redesign system boards or offer separate pre-standard and IEEE-compliant product lines. They are also at the heart of our IEEE 802.3bt-2018-compliant PoE injectors and midspans that bridge the interoperability gap for users.” 23.10.2019 11:30:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_17.jpghttps://www.microchip.com/en/pressreleasepage/microchip-solves-interoperability-challenges-of-90W-PoE-wiringmicrochip.com/pressreleasepage
Soft-Switching Gate Drive SolutionPre-Switch has announced that its soft-switching I...8376Product ReleaseSoft-Switching Gate Drive SolutionPre-Switch has announced that its soft-switching IGBT and silicon carbide gate driver architecture, including the Pre-Drive3 controller board, powered by the Pre-Flex FPGA, and RPG gate driver board, can significantly reduce the cost of solar inverters. The two-stage architecture delivers the same switching loss performance – or better – as a five-level design, resulting in reduced cost, control complexity and BOM count. Also, Pre-Switch enables the simplification and size reduction of inverters and filters used in renewable energy systems, enabling energy to be put back into the grid easily and efficiently. The Pre-Switch soft-switching platform enables a doubling of power output for a typical inverter, or an increase in switching speed by a factor of up to 20 times. Previously, soft-switching has never been successfully-implemented for DC/AC systems with varying input voltage, temperature and load conditions. However, Pre-Switch has overcome the challenges by using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to constantly-adjust the relative timing of elements within the switching system required to force a resonance to offset the current and voltage wave forms – thereby minimizing switching losses. Explains Pre-Switch CEO, Bruce T. Renouard: "Our benefit for solar energy system designers is that our soft-switching architecture eliminates half of the system losses. So we are able to achieve performance levels with a simple two stage design that would require five stages using conventional multi-level techniques."22.10.2019 16:20:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-01_17.jpghttps://www.pre-switch.com/newspre-switch.com/news
Product Development with Software Suite Keysight Technologies announced the PathWave Test ...8401Product ReleaseProduct Development with Software Suite Keysight Technologies announced the PathWave Test 2020 software suite, which delivers an integrated experience for leading electronic manufacturers to accelerate time-to-market of their digital and wireless platforms and products. Developed on the Keysight PathWave software platform, the PathWave Test 2020 software suite enables 5G, IoT and automotive engineers and managers to streamline test data processing and analysis to speed product introductions and secure a competitive advantage in the market. PathWave Test 2020 software provides data sharing and management between platform software tools including test automation, advanced measurement, signal creation and generation, as well as data analytics.  This integrated software platform allows application-tailored solutions to be developed and deployed to significantly accelerate electronic test workflows and product introductions. "The digital transformation happening today in engineering enterprises relies on accelerating time-to-market using best in class software and hardware, " said Jay Alexander, chief technology officer at Keysight Technologies. "Keysight's PathWave Test 2020 software suite reflects our commitment to creating powerful software solutions that help our customers streamline their workflows. " At the core of the PathWave Test 2020 software suite is PathWave Desktop Edition, providing users with access to the platform for launching and managing applications in the design and test ecosystem. 22.10.2019 13:30:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_20.jpghttps://about.keysight.com/en/newsroom/pr/2019/22oct-nr19135.shtmlabout.keysight.com/newsroom
Announcement and Call for ProposalsThe SEMIKRON Innovation Award and the SEMIKRON You...8385Industry NewsAnnouncement and Call for ProposalsThe SEMIKRON Innovation Award and the SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award is given for outstanding innovations in projects, prototypes, services or novel concepts in the field of power electronics in Europe, combined with notable societal benefits in form of supporting environmental protection and sustainability by improving energy efficiency and conservation of resources. Both prizes have been initiated and are donated by the SEMIKRON Foundation which is awarding the prizes in cooperation with the European ECPE Network. With the award the SEMIKRON Foundation wants to motivate people of all ages and organisations of any legal status to deal with innovations in power electronics, a key technology of the 21th century, in order to improve environmental protection and sustainability by energy efficiency and conservation of resources. The SEMIKRON Innovation and Young Engineer Prizes 2020 will be awarded in the frame of the ECPE Annual Event in March 2020 in Berlin. A single person or a team of researchers can be awarded. SEMIKRON Innovation Award includes prize money of EUR 10,000.00. SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award for researchers who have not yet completed their 30th year of age includes prize money of EUR 3,000.00. The deadline for submission ends on 15.01.2020! Please send your proposal resp. your application with the reference ´SEMIKRON Innovation Award´by email to Thomas Harder, General Manager of ECPE e.V., thomas.harder@ecpe.org. The receipt of your proposal will be confirmed by email immediately. Your proposal comprising 3-5 pages in total should be structured according to the headline given below and submitted in English language.20.10.2019 10:00:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-01_8.jpghttps://www.semikron.com/about-semikron/news-press/detail/announcement-and-call-for-proposals-for-semikron-innovation-award-semikron-young-engineer-award-awarded-by-the-semikron-foundation-1.htmlsemikron.com/news-press
Alloy Solder Paste at ProductronicaIndium Corporation will feature an innovative allo...8380Industry NewsAlloy Solder Paste at ProductronicaIndium Corporation will feature an innovative alloy and solder paste with high-reliability and enhanced-performance capabilities at Productronica, Hall A4, Booth 214, November 12-15, in Munich, Germany. Indium8.9HF Solder Paste is an industry-proven solder paste series that delivers no-clean, halogen-free solutions designed to produce low-voiding, enhance electrical reliability, and improve stability during the printing process. Indalloy292 is an innovative alloy that is engineered to provide advanced reliability for high-performance applications, offering excellent thermal cycling performance at -40/150°C conditions, high shear strength, and low solder joint cracking. Additionally, the alloy provides pinhole elimination, which improves joint appearance. Indalloy292 offers outstanding printability, stability, and enhanced SIR performance when paired with Indium8.9HF Solder Paste.17.10.2019 16:16:00Oct\images\news_indium.jpghttps://www.indium.com/people/marketing-communications/news-releases/indium-corp-to-feature-innovative-alloy-solder-paste-at-productronicaindium.com/news-releases
Collaborate to Drive Electrification of Europe's BusesIn a major step forward in the electrification of ...8431Industry NewsCollaborate to Drive Electrification of Europe's BusesIn a major step forward in the electrification of Europe's public transport networks, BMZ, HORIBA MIRA and ZIEHL-ABEGG have teamed up to offer a unique turnkey service for converting existing bus fleets to e-Buses. As part of its environmental policy to reduce CO2 emissions from public vehicles, the EU has released a new vehicle directive that mandates the percentage of buses that must be emissionfree by 2025 and 2030. It lays out targets for each EU member, with Germany for example, targeted with having 22.5% of all buses as zero emission, increasing to 32.5% by 2030. This will drive huge demand for the development of new electric buses to meet these targets. In addition, cities including Paris and Berlin have already committed to higher volumes of electrification at earlier dates than the mandate requires. While the onus has traditionally been on bringing new electrical buses to market, not to be overlooked is the role retrofitting existing buses will play in meeting these crucial targets. In order to achieve this, existing bus, owner, operators and manufacturers will need to act now to invest in retrofitting. Bringing together several decades of combined experience and expertise in the development and integration of electric drives for buses, BMZ, HORIBA MIRA and ZIEHL-ABEGG will develop and supply highly efficient, safe and reliable, electric powertrain solutions to electric bus manufacturers, operators and owners, with the option of a complete retrofit service for customers that need it.17.10.2019 14:00:00Oct\images\news_2019-12-01_7.pnghttps://bmz-group.com/media/attachments/2019/10/17/072_171019-bmz-horiba-mira-and-ziehl-abegg-collaboration.pdfbmz-group.com/media
Ultra-Low Clamping Voltage High-Surge TVS Alpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced the AOZ86...8408Product ReleaseUltra-Low Clamping Voltage High-Surge TVS Alpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced the AOZ8621UNI, a series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) for VBUS protection using the latest high-surge TVS platform. This series is ideal for USB Type-C Power Delivery, including but not limited to laptops and smartphones. The AOZ8621UNI series covers a reverse working voltage (VRWM) range from 5V to 22V, which meets the requirement of USB Power Delivery. Required VRWM can be selected according to the maximum operating voltage on the Type-C VBUS pin. The AOZ8621UNI series is housed in a DFN 2x2 package and is ideally suited to fit the small footprint requirement of Type-C application small electronic devices. “With such low breakdown voltage, low clamping voltage, and high-surge current, AOS believes the new high-surge TVS platform will contribute to reducing the ESD and EOS failure rate in our partners’ and customers’ products,” said Michael K. S. Ng, Sr. Marketing Manager of the TVS product line at AOS. 16.10.2019 07:30:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_13.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1571244560113/AOZ8621UNI%20Series_PR.pdfaosmd.com/news
Bipolar Transistors up to 8 ANexperia announced high quality, high reliability ...8372Product ReleaseBipolar Transistors up to 8 ANexperia announced high quality, high reliability automotive (AEC-Q101-qualified) and consumer/industrial-qualified MJD 3 A and 8 A power bipolar transistors. The product family includes eight parts in both 80 V and 100 V NPN and PNP versions. These well-known devices in industry-standard footprint now complement Nexperia's existing portfolio of high performance bipolar power transistors and further expand the company's total power bipolar discrete offering. Applications include: LED automotive lighting; backlight dimming in LCD displays; linear voltage regulators; relay replacement; motor drives; laser printers and MOSFET drivers. Nexperia Product Manager, Frank Matschullat, comments: "Nexperia is respected as a high volume, high quality supplier with a broad customer base. Widening our bipolar transistor portfolio with these higher current MJD devices enables design engineers to benefit from the recognised Nexperia performance advantages. This supports industry's desire to add efficiency to the supply chain and focus on few premium logistics suppliers such as Nexperia."16.10.2019 05:55:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-01_21.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/mjd-bipolar-transistors-up-to-8-a-widen-nexperias-power-portfolio.htmlnexperia.com/press-releases
Miniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff DevicesBourns introduced the company's smallest miniature...8373Product ReleaseMiniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff DevicesBourns introduced the company's smallest miniature resettable Thermal Cutoff (TCO) devices designed for overtemperature and overcurrent protection of lithium polymer and prismatic cells. The Bourns Model CB Series is the company's next generation of axial leaded TCO devices that control abnormal, excessive current virtually instantaneously, up to rated limits. This latest series is more than 26 percent smaller than Bourns' successful NR Series, yet has the same current carrying capability. The devices' low-profile 0.8 mm height and body width of 2.5 mm makes this series ideal for smaller batteries in smartphones and portable electronics, yet their high current carrying capability also makes them optimal for next-generation notebook and tablet PC battery cells. Offering resistance levels as low as 2.2 milliohms, the Bourns Model CB Series has current capabilities from 6 A up to 11 A at 60 °C as well as a welding projection option. These new miniature resettable TCO devices are available in four trip temperature options of 72 °C, 77 °C, 82 °C and 85 °C with a ±5 °C tolerance. The temperature options can be further narrowed upon request. In addition, the construction of the CB Series uses a high corrosion resistant bimetal mechanism to withstand most humid environments.16.10.2019 04:04:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-01_20.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2019/10/16/bourns-introduces-its-smallest-miniature-resettable-thermal-cutoff-(tco)-devicesbourns.com/press-releases
Materials Meet Requirements for SiC and GaN ApplicationsSMP has developed "All Mode" EMC filters with high...8371Product ReleaseMaterials Meet Requirements for SiC and GaN ApplicationsSMP has developed "All Mode" EMC filters with high frequency stability. The High Frequency Composite Materials (HFCM) developed and manufactured by SMP are effective for frequencies up to the gigaHertz range and satisfy all of the requirements to which modern SiC and GaN applications are subject. The All Mode design damps both differential mode and common mode noise. By combining HFCM and All Mode technology it is possible to reduce the number of filter components needed in the system by about 50 percent. Among other advantages, this also means that common mode chokes or filters can be dispensed with. EMC filters reduce interference currents and voltage spikes in power converter systems which are generated by parasitic effects and cyclic elements of the system. The material plays an important part in this, as SMP's Managing Director Johannes Gemenetzis explains: "The target is to achieve a stable inductance at the working point over the entire frequency spectrum in order to maximize the interference suppression. Compared to the standard technologies which use materials such as ferrite, electrical steel sheets and nanocrystalline ribbon, the All Mode EMC filters are up to 40 percent lighter and reduce interference levels by as much as 40 dB[µV]."15.10.2019 23:20:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-01_22.jpghttp://www.smp.de/press__news/press__news/october_2019smp.de/press
Modular Power Supplies Offer up to 18 Outputs TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the ...8397Product ReleaseModular Power Supplies Offer up to 18 Outputs TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 2000W rated QM8B series of AC-DC power supplies with the capability of providing up to 18 outputs. This further extends the QM modular power supply series to now cover 550W to 2000W.  Like all the models in the QM series, the QM8B features low acoustic noise and full MoPPs isolation.  With both medical and industrial safety certifications, the QM8B addresses a wide range of applications, including BF rated medical equipment, test and measurement, broadcast, communications and renewable energy. Accepting a wide range 90-264Vac 47-440Hz input, the QM8B can deliver 1500W output power or 2000W with a high line input of 180-264Vac.  Available output voltages range from 2.8V to 105.6V and up to eight single or dual modules can be fitted.  Optional standby/signal modules can be specified with a choice of one or two standby voltages (5V, 12V and 13.5V at up to 2A), a PMBus™ communication interface and unit inhibit or unit enable, and an AC Good signal. The units can operate in ambient temperatures of -20°C to +70°C, derating output power and output current by 2.5% per °C above 50°C.  Overall case dimensions are a compact 200 x 63.3 x 268mm (W x H x D), and the weight is between 2.3 to 3.4kg, depending on the module configuration.15.10.2019 18:30:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-15_24.jpghttps://www.emea.lambda.tdk.com/uk/news/article.aspx?cid=15500emea.lambda.tdk.com/news
Collaboration Unveils Transistor Wafer Process TechnologyA UK collaboration between Nottingham-based start-...8383Industry NewsCollaboration Unveils Transistor Wafer Process TechnologyA UK collaboration between Nottingham-based start-up, Search For The Next (SFN) and Glenrothes-based Semefab may be set to disrupt the semiconductor industry by implementing a fundamental change at transistor level reaching back five decades to the early bipolar IC era before CMOS became mainstream, using a new process called Bizen. Bizen applies the principles of quantum tunnel mechanics to any computing or power technology. When compared to CMOS, Bizen results in a five-fold lead time reduction - down from 15 weeks to just three weeks. Moreover, the new process achieves a three-fold increase in gate density that produces a matching three-fold reduction in die size. Lastly, Bizen halves the number of process layers required. All this is achieved while equalling or bettering the speed and low power capabilities offered by current CMOS devices. David Summerland, CEO SFN explains: "The CMOS processing industry is hitting a brick wall as shrinking geometries bash up against the laws of physics. We went back to the very beginning and found a way to commercialize quantum tunnel mechanics in silicon or wide bandgap device manufacture. The result is 'Bizen' – Bipolar/Zener – which retains the advantages of traditional bipolar processing yet removes the disadvantages by using Zener quantum tunnel mechanics. This results in lower dynamic power, higher speed and higher gate density, halving the number of process layers required, reducing material use by two thirds, and slashing manufacturing time."15.10.2019 14:25:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-01_10.jpghttps://www.searchforthenext.comsearchforthenext.com
Dual channel PPTC Protects from OvercurrentsLittelfuse announced a series of 250V Telecom PPTC...8377Product ReleaseDual channel PPTC Protects from OvercurrentsLittelfuse announced a series of 250V Telecom PPTCs designed to help make telecom and network equipment more reliable. The TSM250-130 series protects against power cross and induced power surges as defined in ITU, Telcordia GR1089 and IEC 62368-1. Because it combines two resistance-matched PPTCs in a single surface-mount housing, it reduces the board space required by 50%, simplifies assembly, and offers Tip and Ring resistance balance. Part of the Littelfuse PolySwitch family of resettable overcurrent protection devices for telecommunications and networking equipment, the new series is ideal for Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), Central Office (CO) equipment, Subscriber Line Interface Cards (SLIC) and VoIP port on set top boxes. "Featuring two resistance-matched PPTCs in a single surface-mount housing, the TSM250-130 Series delivers Tip and Ring overcurrent protection while using 50% less PCB area," said Stephen Li, Global Product Manager at Littelfuse. "With its high surge capability, it helps end users comply with ITU-T K.20, K.21 and K.45 as well as Telcordia GR-1089 intra-building standards." The TSM250-130 Series PPTCs are available in tape and reel format in quantities of 3,000.15.10.2019 07:30:00Oct\images\news_2019-11-01_16.jpghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2019/10.14-littelfuse-dual-channel-pptc.aspxlittelfuse.com/news-releases