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Work from Home Program
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flowcad.com
  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-06

In times of Covid-19, many electronic developments take place in home offices. Access to software licenses from home is a problem for many companies. To make working in the home office easier, FlowCAD and Cadence have launched another work-from-home program. FlowCAD offers the perpetual license of "OrCAD PCB Designer Standard" including 2 years of maintenance at a promotional price. Every developer, librarian and PCB designer is flexible and can use his own license locally at home. No online connection to the company's IT is required - the employees are again productive and can organize their working hours freely. With OrCAD PCB Designer Standard you can capture schematics and simulate with PSpice, place components and route PCBs and create library components. The first Work from Home Program of FlowCAD and Cadence in April 2020 with a free 30-day full version has been a great help for developers and was huge received. The OrCAD Student Program provides validated students with a professional OrCAD PCB Design and a PSpice Circuit Simulator license for free.

electronica 2020 to be Held Digitally
  • Event News
  • 2020-09-05

Messe München will organize the world's leading trade fair and conference for electronics as a virtual event this year. The current travel restrictions in Europe, which are becoming more stringent, have required a re-thinking of planning. The digital format for electronica in November will give exhibitors the opportunity to book digital trade fair booths. electronica virtual will also provide all customers additional ways to interact and network. A large portion of the conference and supporting program will also be available digitally. New developments related to the coronavirus pandemic prompted Messe München to decide to hold electronica as a virtual event this year. In light of travel restrictions that have been imposed by a large number of visitor and exhibitor countries, electronica would have lost its character as a world-leading trade fair if it had been held as an in-person event in November. Falk Senger, Managing Director of Messe München, said: "Even though an in-person trade fair could have been conducted with the help of our safety and hygiene concept, the latest developments related to travel restrictions in many countries forced us to rethink our plans. We are adapting these plans to this dynamic situation and are now focusing solely on our virtual format. International exhibitors and visitors are the heart of electronica. In light of current Covid-19 conditions, we would not have been able to meet the expectations with an in-person trade fair."

Inductive Energy Harvesting
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e-peas.com
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-03

By bringing together TCT's engineering expertise in ferromagnetic cores with e-peas' popular AEMS series of ultra-low power PMICs, the two companies have been able to develop an innovative energy harvesting platform that is based on induction. The demonstration will consist of a compact TCT current generator accompanied by an e-peas AEM30940 PMIC. This current generator will be placed onto an electricity cable (carrying a few amps of AC current). Through induction it will be able to harvest energy from the AC current passing through the cable, with the AEM30940 (in combination with a semi-active rectifier) converting and managing the current delivered. The DC current will subsequently be used to power a connected hardware device comprising multiple sensors and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon connectivity. An LED indicator is included to show that this is in operation. The 3µW cold start power of the AEM30940, which is much lower than competing solutions, will prove pivotal in allowing energy to be efficiently harvested from the AC source. Also, thanks to low internal leakage exhibited by this PMIC, it will be able to take care of the storage of extracted energy and provide a regulated voltage to the connected low-power hardware. The AEM30940's linear converters provide two independents regulated voltages, which thereby eliminates the need of any additional converters.

10kw SMPS Transformer
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-03

Payton Planar introduces a High Voltage Planar Transformer with PARTIAL DISCHARGE extinction voltage (<10pC) of 10kV between primary, secondary and core. The total output power is 10kW at 250kHz and 400V input voltage. The output is 95V at 100Amps. The topology is full bridge with -55°C to 150°C operation. Power dissipation is 80Watts at 99.2% efficiency. The size is L:100mm, W:80mm, H:40mm. The weight is less than 600grams.

Silicon Carbide MADK Board for Servo Drives
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-03

In power electronics motor drives take up a major share in the market. With its CoolSiC MOSFET Modular Application Design Kit (MADK) boards Infineon Technologies helps in further shortening time to market in this relevant segment. As part of the MADK platform for motors of up to 7.5 kW, the evaluation board EVAL-M5-IMZ120R-SIC is a 3-phase inverter board aiming at servo drive applications. As a true first, Infineon offers details about schematics (PDF), parts (Excel), layout (Gerber), and design package (Altium) as download package on the company's website. In this way, the board can also serve as a reference design facilitating the design process. For servo drive applications, silicon carbide reduces semiconductor power losses by up to 80 percent. Making use of this technology can lead to zero maintenance of drives since fans might not be needed for cooling. Additionally, it allows the integration of motor and drive with less complex cabling making inverter cabinets redundant. The evaluation board was developed to support customers during their first steps designing applications with the CoolSiC MOSFET 1200 V in discrete packages (IMW120R045M1) and EiceDRIVER 1200 V isolated gate driver (1EDI20H12AH). The assembled discrete has a rated blocking voltage of 1200 V at a typical on-state resistance of 45 m?, the board supports all CoolSiC MOSFETs in 3pin and 4pin TO247 packages.

Thermoconductive Gap Filler
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we-online.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-02

With its WE-TGF (Thermal Gap Filler) Würth Elektronik now offers a solution for heat dissipation. The outstanding feature of the self-adhesive gap-filler material: The non-conductive barrier with a high dielectric strength has a high thermoconductivity index of 1 W/(m*K). The material easily adapts to the differing thicknesses of components on the PCB and fills the gaps between hot electronic components and metal casings or cooling components. WE-TGF is made of silicone incorporating ceramic particles. For applications in which the PCB is screwed onto a metal plate, the material is also reinforced with a glass-fibre mesh. The thermoconductive gap filler is suited for use e.g. in power electronics, entertainment technology, or in networking devices. WE-TGF is available ex stock in a variety of dimensions and in thicknesses ranging from 0.23 to 5 mm. Developers working in the prototype construction area can request individually cut samples, which are shipped within 48 hours of ordering. Customization comes at no extra charge for the customer.

Intensifying Collaboration
  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-02

Panasonic Industry Europe is proud to announce its Gold partner status under NXP Semiconductor's Ecosystem member program. With the Gold partner status NXP recognizes market leaders and strengthens the bond for future product development. It also underlines a strong strategic positioning between the products of both companies and the shared mindset for offering solutions to customers which are one step ahead in the market. The close relationship between NXP Semiconductors and Panasonic Industry enables customers to utilize the features of NXP's MCUXpresso software with integrated driver support for Panasonic Wi-Fi solutions like the PAN9026 module on the i.MX RT MCU series. This valuable advantage simplifies and accelerates the application development and speed-up the ready-to-market process. Furthermore the PAN9026 Wi-Fi Dual Band and Bluetooth module supports Linux Full GPL for NXP's i.MX6 or i.MX8 and any other Linux based application processor. Pascal Meier, Panasonic Industry Product Marketing Sensors & Wireless Connectivity states: „We are very proud to be awarded the Gold partner status within NXP's member program because our customers profit from the knowledge and experience of Panasonic and NXP. With the combination of NXP's 88W8977 SoC on the PAN9026 module for example we were able to combine the most important short range wireless technologies in one chip. Engineered in Germany, manufactured in Slovakia we can provide our customers the flexibility for a wide range of wireless applications."

DC/DC Buck-Boost Converter Extends Battery Life
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-01

Texas Instruments introduced a DC/DC buck-boost converter to combine programmable input current limit and integrated dynamic voltage scaling to extend battery life by at least 50%. The TPS63900 maintains the low quiescent current (IQ), 75 nA, with 92% efficiency at 10 µA and delivers up to three times more output current than competing devices to help engineers extend the life span of battery-powered industrial and personal electronics applications. It is a common challenge for engineers to design for low IQ while providing enough output current to send signals between connected smart grid applications and a network via commonly used radio-frequency standards, such as narrowband Internet of Things (IoT), Bluetooth Low Energy, and long-range and wireless M-Bus. The TPS63900 helps engineers conserve energy in wirelessly connected applications that run on batteries. It integrates dynamic voltage scaling to deliver power while keeping the system at the minimum voltage required to operate efficiently, maximizing battery life and reducing required maintenance for industrial applications. This feature enables design engineers to optimize power architectures for ultra-low-power sensors and wireless connectivity integrated circuits, supporting applications that can operate for at least 10 years using the primary battery. For example, the buck-boost converter can be paired with TI's MSP430FR2155 in security sensors or wireless IoT sensors to monitor the vibration of water pumps for predictive maintenance and help drive down costs.

Sale of Foundry Services Group and Fab
  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-01

MagnaChip Semiconductor announced that certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries have completed the previously announced sale of the Company's Foundry Services Group and the factory in Cheongju ("Fab 4") to Key Foundry Co., Ltd., for a purchase price equal to approximately $350.6 million, which includes a positive working capital adjustment of approximately $5.9 million. The purchase price was paid in a combination of U.S. Dollars in the amount of $46.5 million and Korean Won in the amount of approximately KRW 360.6 billion. In addition to the purchase price, the buyer assumed all severance liabilities relating to the transferred employees, which have a value of approximately $100 million. Buyer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Magnus Semiconductor, LLC, which was established by Alchemist Capital Partners Korea Co., Ltd. and Credian Partners, Inc. On April 20, 2020, Magnus assigned, and Key Foundry assumed, all rights and obligations of Magnus under the business transfer agreement relating to this transaction. 

Isao Matsumoto Appointed as President and CEO
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rohm.com
  • People
  • 2020-09-01

The Board of Directors of ROHM has appointed Mr. Isao Matsumoto as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of ROHM Co, Ltd. Isao Matsumoto has worked for ROHM since 1985. Most recently he was responsible for quality, safety and production as Director, Member of the Board and Managing Executive Officer. With his expertise across business segments, passion for innovation and his network with employees, customers and investors built up over many years, Mr. Matsumoto is the right leader to continue the company's successful strategy and providing new impulses for further growth. "In recent years, issues related to the environment, resources, and energy have taken on greater urgency, impacting not only various markets but society as a whole. At the same time, major changes are taking place in the automotive industry, including the evolution of AI and technological innovation for achieving autonomous driving", explains Isao Matsumoto as the new President and CEO of ROHM Co, Ltd. "ROHM will accompany this transition with its unique technology and product portfolio. We are focusing in particular on the automotive and industrial equipment sectors along with overseas markets, while strengthening our development capabilities centered on power and analog – together with a manufacturing system to support it. In doing so, I will continue to foster a culture of innovation and team spirit. We will overcome future challenges as "One ROHM", as a unified ROHM Group working together with unwavering dedication." Isao Matsumoto graduated from department of metal engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology.

Polymer Electrolytic Multianode Chip
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-01

AVX Corporation is the first manufacturer qualified to supply polymer electrolytic multianode capacitors for use in European Space Agency (ESA) programs. The company's TCS Series COTS-Plus Solid Polymer Electrolytic Multianode Chip Capacitors, which are manufactured at the ESA-qualified AVX Czech Republic facility in Lanskroun, are now listed on the European Space Components Coordination (ESCC) Qualified Parts List (QPL), Detailed Specification 3012/006, as recommended by the Space Components Steering Board. TCS Series solid polymer electrolytic multianode capacitors approved to the ESCC QPL have a ruggedized multianode construction with three parallel anodes. The E-case (EIA Metric 7343-43) components measure 7.30mm x 4.30mm x 4.10mm (L x W x H ±0.20) and satisfy stringent space and weight requirements for aerospace equipment. Each lot is subjected to statistical screening, accelerated ageing, and comprehensive testing procedures to ensure long lifetime operation in extreme environments with improved base reliability of 0.5% per 1,000 hours. They exhibit low equivalent series resistance (ESR) with values ranging from 12–50mO depending on capacitance and voltage. The capacitance range is 22–470µF with a ±20% capacitance tolerance and a voltage range of 6.3–35VDC for operating temperatures extending from -55°C to +105°C. Customers can also choose testing levels B or C and request one of three lot acceptance testing (LAT) procedures per ESCC regulations to ensure suitable reliability for various space, avionics, military, industrial, and telecommunications applications.

Glass Reinforced Thermoset Multi-Thickness Bondply
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-31

Rogers Corporation's RO4450T bondply offers designers a spread glass reinforced bonding material in seven thickness options ranging between 0.0025" (0.064mm) and 0.006" (0.152mm), improving flexibility for high multilayer board count designs. RO4450T glass reinforced thermoset bondplies were developed for wireless circuit designers looking for a better performing and more reliable alternative to FR-4 materials. The thermosetting hydrocarbon ceramic resin system facilitates a high post cure Tg, making these materials an excellent choice for multilayers requiring sequential laminations as fully cured RO4400 bondplys are capable of handling multiple lamination cycles. In addition, FR-4 compatible bond requirements permit RO4450T bondply and low flow FR-4 bondply to be combined into non-homogeneous multilayer constructions using a single bond cycle. RO4450T bondplys are recognized by Underwriter Laboratories with the UL 94 V-0 flame rating, and are compatible with lead-free processes.

Acquisition to Drive LiDAR Solutions
  • Industry News
  • 2020-08-31

Allegro MicroSystems announced the acquisition of Voxtel, Inc, a privately held company specializing in advanced photonic and 3D imaging technology including long-range, eye-safe Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). This acquisition brings together Voxtel's significant laser and imaging expertise with Allegro's automotive leadership and scale to enable the next generation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). "Allegro is a market leader in magnetic sensors for the automotive market. Annually, we ship more than 1 billion devices into automotive systems – 100 million of which are shipped into advanced automotive safety systems, including semi-autonomous vehicle systems," said Ravi Vig, CEO of Allegro. "Our experience, scale and design for quality uniquely position us to enhance the Voxtel LiDAR portfolio for ADAS applications, aiming to make LiDAR systems safer, cost-effective, and widely adopted features in the cars of the future." "We are combining Voxtel's proven LiDAR technology born out of an impressive history in ranging and space applications, with Allegro's automotive expertise, world class IC design, proven quality systems, and high-volume manufacturing proficiency," said Mike Doogue, Senior Vice President of Business Development. "Our OEM and Tier-1 customers will now have access to this advanced technology with Allegro's assurance of world-class global support and the scale needed to support automotive manufacturing volumes."

3W High Isolation DC/DC Converters
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-31

COSEL announced the addition of a series of high isolation 3W DC/DC converters for medical and industrial applications. Packaged in a Single In Line (SIP) type 8, the COSEL MH3 series has a reinforce isolation of 3kVAC, 4.2KVDC, complies with medical isolation standard (2MOOP (250VAC)) and ruggedized for industrial applications that might implies differential In/OUT voltage. Three input voltages (4.5V-18V ; 9V – 36V and 18V -76V) and a large variety of single (MHFS3) and dual output (MHFW3) cover a large range of applications. Designed for performances, the MH3 has only 20pF max insulation capacitance reducing noise transfer. The COSEL MH3 is a unique design from COSEL, manufactured in Japan and covers by a 5 years warranty. Designed with high reliability in mind, the COSEL MH3 series has a reinforced insulation, sustains 3kVAC and 4.2kVAC isolation test in accordance to safety standards and its transformer designed to sustain differential voltage that might happen in industrial applications. With long expertize in designing power supplies for equipment using IGBT drivers, COSEL designers applied high-power high-isolation best practice to the low power 3W MH3 series to reduce isolation fatigue resulting from differential high voltage happening in motor control or IGBT driver.

High Precision Linear Power Amplifier
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-31

The PA22 from Apex Microtechnology offers exceptional power handling capability by meeting high supply voltage demands, driving substantial current levels, and providing a remarkable internal power dissipation capacity. The PA22 delivers these features in a space-saving SIP package, providing users with a new standard of linear power amplifier for high pulse current applications. The device provides a peak current capability of 13.6 amps, can handle a maximum supply voltage of 250 volts, and offers an internal power dissipation of 250 watts. Its novel design allows for easy and reliable mechanical mounting and thermal interfacing with industry standard heat sink techniques, also enabling strong performance even when socketed. This amplifier is equipped with output temperature sensing and current limit, providing users further control in its operation and system integration. "PA22 is designed to withstand fault conditions on system side for a certain time without catastrophic impact on its functionality.", says Director of Business Development, Jens Eltze. "The device underlines again our commitment to supporting our markets and customers with products that solve difficult analog power challenges".

Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes for Automotive, Mechatronics, and Electronics
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-28

The DLM5000 oscilloscopes from Yokogawa are successors to the eight-channel DLM4000 series mixed signal oscilloscopes, and feature a number of improved functions and enhanced operability. In addition, a DLMsync option is planned to be released by next spring that will enable measurements to be taken simultaneously by two connected DLM5000 oscilloscopes. The DLM5000 series is targeted at developers of new automotive, mechatronics, and electronics products, and may be used in combination with Yokogawa ScopeCorders, power analyzers, and other products. The DLM5000 series models have either four or eight analog input channels. With a single DLM5000 oscilloscope, it is possible to simultaneously view signals and inputs from up to eight analog signals and a 16 bit logic channel (32 bit logic channel available as an option). When simultaneously measuring inputs from all analog channels, each of the two models can maintain a maximum sampling rate of 2.5 GS/s (giga sampling/second), twice the speed of the DLM4000 series. With the optional DLMsync function that is planned to be released by next spring, it will be possible to simultaneously and accurately measure signals from up to 16 analog channels and two 32 bit logic channels (with the optional function enabled) by connecting two DLM5000 oscilloscopes. This is sufficient for and offers great flexibility with the debugging of embedded systems.

SPS 2020 Goes All-Virtual
  • Event News
  • 2020-08-26

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and other fundamental changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Mesago Messe Frankfurt has decided to hold the SPS 2020 in an all-virtual format. "We're very disappointed to have to cancel this year's SPS event in Nuremberg," says Martin Roschkowski, President of Mesago Messe Frankfurt. "Early this summer, all signs were pointing in the right direction and we were all but certain that the exhibition would go ahead in November. The safety and hygiene concept we had put together at the time was well received and developed further by many people involved in the SPS. For us, it was another example of how well the SPS community works together, and our sincere thanks go out to all those who pitched in." The main reasons behind the event's cancellation include the serious concerns many participants had expressed with regard to the very different surrounding conditions at hand and the well-being of their employees. The strict hygiene and social distancing rules that have been established, the travel restrictions in place, and the economic uncertainty resulting from the pandemic have made it clear that it would not be possible to hold the high-quality exhibition SPS attendees have come to expect.

Reference Design for Electric Mobility Solutions
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-08-26

Renesas introduced a 48V Mobility Winning Combination Solution that helps customers accelerate the development of e-scooters, e-bikes, UPS and energy storage systems. This reference design uses a modular approach in both hardware and software to showcase core and optional functional blocks that can be adopted for many 24V-48V applications such as lawn mowers, electric carts, robot cleaners, power tools, power banks, and more. It also uses 15 Renesas ICs, including three key devices: the ISL94216 16-cell battery front end (BFE), robust HIP2211 100V MOSFET drivers, and RX23T 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) for motor control. The 48V mobility winning combination solution is powered from a 25 AHr Li-ion battery that drives a 1600W inverter to attain speeds up to 5000 rpm. "Micromobility options like e-scooters and e-bikes offer an attractive, low-carbon footprint vehicle for first-mile and last-mile travel. Rising demand for these applications is driving new battery management capabilities as cell balancing plays an increasingly critical role in recharging," said DK Singh, Director, Systems and Solutions Team at Renesas. "Our new 48V mobility winning combination solution combines Renesas' advanced BFE, industry-leading MCUs, along with analog and power devices, and innovative motor control technology to help customers speed up the development of their high power and torque e-scooters and e-bikes."

Real-time Spectrum Analyzers
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-25

RIGOL Technologies is expanding its real-time spectrum analyzers series RSA5000 and RSA3000 with a VNA option (Vector Network Analyzer). The devices are based on the UltraReal technology developed by Rigol. This platform allows real-time measurements and more. The RSA5000N and RSA3000N series now have the integrated VNA function as standard and are characterized by their compact and elegant design and operation via touchscreen for even more diverse applications. The instruments are available in different bandwidths from 9 kHz to 1.5 GHz or even up to 6.5 GHz. The RSA5000N and RSA3000N series have a modular structure and, in addition to the new VNA function, also include the four well-known function modules RTSA (real-time spectrum analyzer up to a maximum bandwidth of 40 MHz), GPSA (sweep-based spectrum analyzer with outstanding performance), EMI (pre-compliance tests according to CISPR specifications) and VSA (vector signal analysis for different digital demodulation and bit error measurement, only RSA5000N). Real-time spectrum analyzers are executing important functions in many test laboratories and they are often equated to high costs. The extended basic performance series RSA5000N or RSA3000N is a cost-effective alternative for users with demanding analysis tasks and at the same time limited budgets. This fully equipped instrument features fully digital IF technology (Intermediate Frequency) for accurate and high-resolution measurements across the entire frequency range from 9 kHz to 6.5 GHz.

Taking Part at Power Electronics 2020
  • Industry News
  • 2020-08-25

Proton-Electrotex will take part in International exhibition of power electronics components and modules - PowerElectronics 2020. The Power Electronics exhibition will be held in Crocus Expo, Moscow on 27-29 of October 2020. Power Electronics exhibition is in the only in Russia specialized exhibition of power electronics components and systems for various industries. Proton-Electrotex traditionally presents its latest research and new products there. Besides, we showcase samples of existing portfolio already known to our customers. All visitors of the exhibition will have an opportunity to talk to representatives of the company's management, engineering team, customer support, purchasing, sales and marketing departments. You can find Proton in Pavilion 1; Hall 1.

Product Releases and Services
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we-online.com/news
  • Industry News
  • 2020-08-25

The "Electronic Components 2020" catalogue is now available, and can be ordered from Würth Elektronik in the print version or downloaded as a PDF. The 184-page catalogue presents products and services in the area of passive components, optoelectronics, and power modules. Separate special catalogues are available for many other product categories of Würth Elektronik. All products in the catalogue are available ex stock. Würth Elektronik is glad to supply free-of-charge samples to support developers in their projects: in connection with the design kits, which can be refilled at no extra charge, they can also be supplied to development labs over their entire product life. Among the many highlights of the "Electronic Components 2020" catalogue are the high-current flat-wire inductors (WE-HCM), multilayer ceramic inductors (WE-MK), and current sense transformers of the WE-CST EE4.4 series. Thanks to an innovative manufacturing process, these transformers are smaller and better insulated than comparable products available on the market. In the optoelectronics field, the WL-OCPT optocoupler phototransistors and the extensions of the LED range by white LEDs with five different color temperatures deserve particular attention. The additions to the range of the MagI³C-FDSM family of particularly efficient power modules will surely also whet the appetites of developers and suppliers.

High-Voltage Home Storage System
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-25

The BMZ Group is starting the delivery of HYPERION home storage systems and is completing its product range in the "Green Energy" area with the innovative high-voltage home storage system - a modular, expandable system for the residential market on a 300 volt basis. The modular structure enables the installer to assemble quickly and easily and the operator a high degree of flexibility and cost security, since the system can be subsequently expanded with the modules without great effort. The HELIOS modules deliver 2.5 kWh and can therefore range from a basic configuration of 7.5 to max. 15 kWh usable energy content can be expanded in one housing. This has now resulted in a storage system that can not only be integrated into today's design, but above all maximizes the yields over the entire service life. Our Green Energy products, especially of course the flagship HYPERION, are developed in Germany and are also built here. Caption: High-Voltage-System Hyperion, modular structure and primarily located in the home storage area. "After an intensive dialogue with installers and end users, the HYPERION system was developed, which is one of the top devices in today's solar storage market. Not only the price of the hardware is relevant for us, but above all the manageable acquisition and installation costs as well as low maintenance and follow-up costs have been given to the engineers of the BMZ Group as a guideline. "Sven Bauer, CEO and founder of the BMZ Group, sums up.

Capacitors for Pulsed Power Applications
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-24

Cornell Dubilier Electronics announces a major product expansion of standard and custom high energy storage, pulse-discharge capacitors. These are specialized devices, designed for applications requiring repetitive high energy and high voltage charge/discharge cycles. The capacitor technology is based on film dielectric with self-healing metallized or high current discrete foil electrodes, depending upon application requirements. There are both dry and oil-impregnated types, offered with a broad range of plastic or metal packaging configurations and a variety of terminal options. Designed to deliver large amounts of energy in short bursts, these devices are aimed at end-product applications in external defibrillators, industrial lasers, critical military applications, pulse forming networks and more. These specialized markets are growing more rapidly than many others in power electronics, and often require custom products. Reliability of these capacitors is paramount, and must therefore be designed, constructed, and tested to deliver consistent performance over the life of the application. Due to the critical nature of their applications, CDE stresses the need to gain a thorough understanding of the performance requirements and will work collaboratively with customers to develop an optimal solution. Designs are typically qualified after considerable testing by CDE and in the customers' own testing programs. Cornell Dubilier's high energy storage, pulse-discharge capacitors are designed and built in the USA, with voltage ratings up to 100 kV and peak discharge current ratings of up to 250 kA.

Valuable Further Training for Practical Use
  • Event News
  • 2020-08-24

The practice-oriented seminar by EMC expert Lee Hill provides important knowledge on effective PCB design strategies. The seminar will be available online and in real-time. From 6 – 7 October 2020, EMC users can look forward to a 2-day seminar entitled "Advanced PCB Design for EMC and Signal Integrity." The seminar by Lee Hill, Founding Partner of SILENT Solutions LLC, consists of a unique blend of theory and applications to illustrate effective PCB design strategies. Participants can enjoy hardware demonstrations in real-time to illustrate inductance, common-impedance coupling, common-mode current, and ground loops in PCBs, cables, and systems. Furthermore, the instructor, Lee Hill will also discuss specific instances of single-point, multi-point, "good", and "bad" grounds. Another highlight of the seminar will be the examination of actual SILENT client case histories as well as examples of integrated circuit application notes that give bad EMC design advice. The seminar is intended for electrical design engineers and EMC engineers who design circuit schematics as well as PCBs who are interested in PCB design techniques to improve: · regulatory EMC performance, i.e., emissions and immunity of and to digital, analog, and mixed signal designs · functional performance of sensors, switch mode power supplies either as victims of noise or sources of noise · low frequency and high frequency signal fidelity, especially of analog signals.

Automotive High Voltage Evaluation Platform
  • Industry News
  • 2020-08-20

Arrow Electronics has introduced the Automotive High Voltage Evaluation Platform (AHVEP), offering developers an extensive range of tools with which to explore the latest trends in electrification of vehicles. It provides a universal platform for applications and design challenges associated with a high voltage (48V/400V) power distribution network in cars. The Automotive High Voltage Evaluation Platform addresses a number of new challenges. As the transition from combustion engines to electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) accelerates, designers face a large number of newly emerging requirements including: battery disconnect switches, cell balancing modules, battery junction boxes, battery management controllers, DC-DC conversion, on-board charging, superchargers, traction inverters, HVAC and supercapacitors. On top of these can be added challenges such as the isolation of communications, power management, motor control, load switches and current sensing; and ensuring safety and security in the new, electrically controlled environment. Featuring a high-performance automotive microcontroller with Arm Cortex-M4F core, the platform employs a modular design that allows 12V, 48V and 400V circuits to be evaluated independently. It is suitable for applications including 48V BLDC motor control, 48V battery disconnect, 400V motor control, isolated current sensors and body applications up to ASIL-B.

SOA MOSFET for 12V Hot Swap Applications
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aosmd.com/news.pdf
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-20

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of, AONS32310, a 30V MOSFET with low on-resistance and a high Safe Operating Area (SOA) capability which is ideally suited for demanding applications such as hot swap and e-fuse. A high SOA is essential in server hot swap applications where the MOSFET needs to be robust to manage the high inrush current effectively. AONS32310 delivers high robustness with a 30V MOSFET in a DFN 5x6 package. The AONS32310 has a maximum Rds(on) of 1.05mO at an applied Gate-Source Voltage equal to 10VGS. "High reliability is an essential metric in datacenter infrastructure. The Hot Swap MOSFET is one of the critical components that must be robust and reliable to meet server demands. AONS32310 has high SOA with low on-resistance to meet these demanding application requirements," said Peter H. Wilson. The AONS32310 is immediately available in production quantities with a lead-time of 16 weeks.

Pete Malpas Appointed President EMEA
  • People
  • 2020-08-20

RS Components has announced the promotion of Pete Malpas from President of Northern Europe to the role of President EMEA, reporting to Mike England, COO of Electrocomponents. Pete will be responsible for accelerating performance across EMEA. He will lead the commercial operation and business transformation of the region, driving a more aligned and consistent go-to-market approach and value proposition. He will work closely with the Presidents of Asia Pacific and the Americas, sharing best practice and bringing consistency in the ways of working across the global business. Pete will continue to lead Northern Europe until his successor has been appointed. Mike England said: "Under Pete's leadership, I'm confident that we will continue to drive a high-performance culture whilst accelerating our EMEA growth and market share through the execution of a digitally powered and integrated go-to-market strategy. Our primary focus is to simplify our business, accelerate performance, deliver digital transformation, build scale and operate for less to become first choice for our customers, suppliers, people, communities and shareholders." Pete joined RS in 2016 and has been instrumental in leading and transforming the approach to selling effectiveness and implementing the value-added solutions programme across Northern Europe.

Linear Constant-Current CMOS Driver IC
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taiwansemi.com
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-20

Taiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of the TSCR4 family of linear CMOS LED driver ICs, providing a much improved performance drop-in replacement for legacy bipolar drivers. These constant current drivers provide stable LED current over a wide range of conditions including source voltage variations, changes in load or temperature variations. Compared to legacy bipolar LED drivers, the TSCR4 family offers higher current setpoint accuracy and stability, lower quiescent current, tighter output compliance voltage and improved temperature coefficient. These ICs enable upgrades of existing designs for higher performance with no re-design effort required. "The TSCR4 family of LED driver ICs is the perfect part to upgrade a legacy design," reported Sam Wang, Vice President, TSC Products. "The features and performance of these devices at an affordable price point make them an excellent candidate for new designs, as well." Applications include automobile, truck and bus interior and exterior lighting, architectural lighting, signage, advertising and decorative lighting, lighting in refrigerators, freezer cases, kiosks and vending machines, emergency lighting (EXIT signs, stairstep and emergency exit pathway lighting systems).

Performance of FET Family Doubled
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  • 2020-08-20

EPC advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2215 and EPC2207 200 V eGaN FETs. The applications for these devices include class-D-audio, synchronous rectification, solar MPPTs (maximum power point tracker), DC-DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and multilevel high voltage converters. The EPC2215 (8 m?, 162 Apulsed) and the EPC2207 (22 m?, 54 Apulsed) are about half the size of the prior generation 200 V eGaN devices and double the performance. The performance advantage over a benchmark silicon device is even higher. The EPC2215 has 33% lower on-resistance, yet is 15 times smaller in size. Gate charge (QG) is ten times smaller than the silicon MOSFET benchmark with the new technology, and like all eGaN FETs, there is no reverse recovery charge (QRR) enabling lower distortion class D audio amplifiers as well as more efficient synchronous rectifiers and motor drives. According to Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO, "This latest generation of eGaN FETs achieve higher performance in a smaller, more thermally efficient size, and at a comparable cost to traditional MOSFETs. The inevitable displacement of the aging power MOSFET with GaN devices is becoming clearer every day."

Distribution Agreement for Japan
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  • 2020-08-19

UnitedSiC has announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Macnica, Inc., a major distributor of semiconductor products in Japan. Macnica will partner with UnitedSiC to distribute its product portfolio to Japanese customers in high-growth applications such as electric vehicles, battery charging, IT infrastructure, renewable energy and circuit protection. Yalcin Bulut, VP of Global Sales and Marketing at UnitedSiC, said, "This partnership focuses on selling and supporting the UnitedSiC product line to a wider group of Japanese power designers by leveraging Macnica's highly regarded technical design-in expertise. This agreement will assure our customers will receive the best support as we grow our business in Japan." Yusuke Kobayashi, President of Altima Company, a division company of Macnica said: "Macnica is pleased to be supporting and selling the UnitedSiC products in Japan. With continued pressure from the power engineers to deliver improved efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness, we are confident we can deliver a value-add solution to the Japanese customers with the UnitedSiC products."

900 V GaN FET is Now in Production
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-18

Transphorm Inc. announced its second 900 V GaN FET is now in production. The TP90H050WS offers a typical on-resistance of 50 milliohms with a one kilovolt transient spike rating and is now JEDEC qualified. The primary target markets are broad industrial and renewable energy, including applications such as photovoltaic inverters, battery charging, uninterruptable power supplies, lighting and energy storage. Additionally, with the 900 V portfolio, Transphorm is working its way up the voltage range to include three phase applications. Introduced last year, the TP90H050WS is the company's second 900 V device following the TP90H180PS. The two-chip normally-off power transistor delivers a ±20 V gate robustness in a standard TO-247 package, increasing its reliability and designability for power systems. The combination of Transphorm's high-speed GaN and the thermally robust TO-247 package enables systems to reach greater than 99 percent efficiency while generating up to 10 kW of power in typical half bridge configurations with bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction (PFC). "Transphorm's work on its 900 V platform illustrates the capability of high voltage gallium nitride power transistors," said Philip Zuk, VP of Technical Marketing and NA Sales, Transphorm. "This device gives us the ability to support applications that were not previously accessible to us. We have received strong interest when sampling these 50 milliohm FETs. We're proud to say that their availability status has shifted now to high-volume production to meet customer demand."

AC/DC Power Supplies PCB or Chassis Mount Packages
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  • 2020-08-18

TRACO POWER's TMPW line of high-density encapsulated AC/DC power supplies cover 4 power levels at 5 / 10 / 25 / 50 watts and are available in either PCB mount or chassis-mount packages. Designed for industrial, IoT / IIoT and household/building applications where small size and an economical price are critical. The TMPW offers an extended input range of 90-305 VAC which makes them ideal for a wide range of industrial and household/building applications. Additional features include an I/Oisolation voltage of 4000 VAC, operating temperature range of -40°C to +70°C and Class II safety approvals. An internal EN 55032 Class B filter saves valuable space for an often mandatory external filter. An energy efficient design with < 0.1 watt stand by power consumption combined with to IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 and EN 60335-1 international safety approvals satisfy tomorrow's requirements for a wide range of price-sensitive applications. Products are in stock and available through distributors around the globe with manufacturing lead times of 12-14 weeks.

Current Sense Transformers
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  • 2020-08-17

Würth Elektronik expands the product family of WE-CST current sense transformers with the new WE-CST EE4.4 series. An innovative manufacturing process not only makes these current sense transformers extremely small (4.7 x 4.65, 3.55 mm), but also provides better insulation. Their insulation voltage of 750 VAC, is 50 percent higher than that of market competitors. The WE-CST series type EE4.4 is suitable for a broad range of high frequency applications up to 1 MHz with currents up to 7 A. Applications for the minute SMT-mountable current sense transformers include AC current measurement, switched mode power supplies, overload detection, load shedding and disconnect detection, metering, load measurement and high frequency current sensing. The current sense transformer displays excellent temperature behavior and is approved for the operating temperature range of -40 to +125°C. WE-CST EE4.4 is available from stock in four different winding ratios from 1:20 to 1:150. Five further variants are set to be added in August. Developers can receive free samples on request. Würth Elektronik does not specify a minimum order quantity.

"Low-Cost" DC-DC Converter
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-15

The TSR-E, TEA, TBA and TEC series from Traco Power are available from 1 to 3 watts covering 12 new product families. They all focus on a simple and effective design approach which is unique to those Traco Power Products. By innovative engineering we have come up with an electrical design which minimizes component and labor costs. Key focus of those designs was to maximize the amount of automatization of the manufacturing process. With this innovative product design, we optimized the automation of the manufacturing process to the maximum. This enabled us to launch cost and quality optimized, low power dc- dc converters which are ideal for your high volume IoT projects. Key specifications of the TSR-E, TEA, TBA, TEC DC-DC converters are standard I/O isolation of 1500VDC with optional 4000VDC, -40°C to +86°C operating temperature range without derating, Available input ranges +/-10%, 2:1 and 4:1, Industry-standard SIP-4, SIP-7 and SIP-8 packages.

Controllers for Automotive Always-On Systems
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  • 2020-08-13

Renesas Electronics announced a pair of 42V dual synchronous controllers with the lowest 6µA quiescent current and integrated 2A source/3A sink MOSFET drivers that provide primary power stage solutions for the Renesas R-Car H3 and R-Car M3 SoCs. The ISL78264 dual sync buck controller manages the intermediate first stage DC/DC conversion, stepping down the 12V battery system to 5V and 3.3V to power the vehicle's electronic control unit (ECU), in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and digital cockpit systems with 50W-200W power levels. The ISL78263 dual sync boost and buck controller provides DC/DC conversion to support power levels of 25W-100W, while providing a pre-boost if the battery voltage (VBAT) dips to as low as 2.1V during a cranking transient or a start/stop event. "The ISL78264 and ISL78263 provide the ideal primary stage power regulation solutions for Renesas' R-Car H3 and R-Car M3 SoCs, which are introducing the automotive industry to new electronic architectures that improve vehicle performance, efficiency, safety, and reliability," said Niall Lyne, Vice President, Automotive Analog Power & Video Business Division at Renesas. "The controllers' always-on operation and industry's lowest quiescent current gives power system designers the extra margin they need to stay within their 100µA power budget, and can even manage tight budgets down to 50µA. The ISL78264 and ISL78263 integrate strong MOSFET drivers that deliver higher efficiency and power compared to other automotive buck or boost VBAT controller solutions."

EMC Testing Laboratories in North America and Germany
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  • 2020-08-13

Monolithic Power Systems announced that the company is poised to open EMC testing facilities in Livonia, Michigan and Ettenheim, Germany in 2020/2021 - adding to their lineup of new design services. These lab facilities will feature EMC chambers for Radiated Emissions and Immunity measurements, shielded chambers for Conducted Emissions, Immunity Measurements, and EMC Engineering and modern workplaces for pulse and electrical testing. MPS has been building on decades of experience in EMC-related topics to solve EMI problems during early design stages with their customers. These new labs will allow anyone to gain access to fully compliant EMC testing equipment. "The further development of our EMC testing capabilities is a key milestone for MPS and a very important step to better serve automotive, consumer, and industrial customers in both the North American and European markets. With these two new laboratories, anyone can benefit from our flexible lab scheduling, which will enable engineers to quickly and easily develop new products that fit their EMC requirements and help shorten design cycles and save costs," said Maurice Sciammas, Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing.

General Counsel Transition
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  • 2020-08-12

Allegro MicroSystems announced that Chris Brown has joined the executive leadership team as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Chris is the successor to Richard Kneeland, Allegro's General Counsel since 2007, who has transitioned to the role of Senior Vice President, Special Counsel and Corporate Secretary supporting specific corporate activities. Prior to joining Allegro, Chris Brown served as Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel and Secretary at Finisar Corporation, where he played an instrumental role in multiple public finance and acquisition transactions. "We are excited to welcome Chris to the team," said Ravi Vig, President and CEO of Allegro. "His experience with leading technology companies and extensive knowledge in areas such as M&A, strategic partnerships, IP portfolio management, corporate governance and policy development will be valuable as we continue to grow our business and technologies to help our customers bring their breakthrough innovations to life. I look forward to working with Chris on the continued transformation of our corporation." Brown holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. from Boston College School of Law.

12-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converters
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-11

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the ADS7028 and ADS7138 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) from Texas Instruments (TI). The 8-channel, multiplexed, successive approximation register (SAR) ADCs provide reliable performance for applications, such as rack servers, AC drive power stage modules, automotive center information displays, and mobile robot CPU boards. The TI ADS7028 and ADS7138 ADCs, available from Mouser Electronics, feature eight channels that can be configured in any combination of analog inputs, digital inputs, or digital outputs. The devices feature an internal oscillator for ADC processes, as well as a built-in cyclical redundancy check for power-up configuration and data read/write operations. Both ADCs feature open-drain, push-pull digital outputs for I/O expansion, while the devices' analog watchdog function includes an event counter for transient rejection and programmable thresholds for each channel. The ADCs feature wide operating ranges of 2.35V to 5.5V AVDD and 1.65V to 5.5V DVDD. The ADS7028 communicates through an SPI-compatible interface with a sampling frequency of 1 MSPS, while the ADS7138 communicates using an I²C-compatible interface capable of operating at a frequency of up to 3.4 MHz. Both ADCs operate in either autonomous or single-shot conversion mode. The ADS7028 ADC also offers a root-mean-square module that computes a 16-bit true RMS output for any analog input, as well as a zero-crossing-detect module that features built-in transient rejection and hysteresis near configurable threshold crossings.

USB-C Power Delivery Solutions
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-11

Overcome the challenges of implementing USB-C Power Delivery (PD) with the MAX77958 USB-C PD controller and the MAX77962 28W buck-boost charger from Maxim Integrated Products. As portable devices add new technologies such as 5G connectivity and 4K video, many are changing from single-cell to two-series (2S) cell architectures. With this change comes the need for higher power delivery via USB-C PD and higher-power charging (25W or higher). With the MAX77958 USB-C PD controller, designers can now cut development time by three months with an out-of-the-box USB-C PD compliant solution, while also reducing the solution size in half with the MAX77962 buck-boost charger. The MAX77958 standalone USB-C PD controller saves three months of design, development and testing time with an out-of-the-box USB-C PD 3.0 compliant solution with Fast Role Swap and Dual Role Port (DRP) support. The MAX77962 integrates high-voltage FETs (30V absolute maximum voltage) capable of delivering 28W of charging power in half the size of other 28W solutions. This buck-boost charger accepts an input voltage range from 3.5V to 23V, supporting USB-C PD as well as legacy USB sources. "Rapid battery charging for USB-C devices will alter the consumer electronics landscape," said Bakul Damle, business management director, Mobile Power Business Unit at Maxim Integrated. "The MAX77958 and MAX77962 can help speed these new capabilities to market by helping developers adopt the new USB-C PD standard."

AC/DC Power Module for Industrial and Medical Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-11

COSEL announced the addition of a 1.2 kW, compact and low profile, onboard AC/DC power module. Designed for demanding worldwide applications, the TUNS1200 has an input voltage range of 85VAC to 305VAC and is certified to meet industrial and medical standards. Packaged in a sealed plastic case with aluminum baseplate the TUNS1200 has a height of just 12.7 mm (0.5") and weighs less than 280 grams. Compared to existing 1kW onboard AC/DC modules, the TUNS1200's footprint is 36% smaller while delivering 21% more power. The unit can be operated from -40C to +100C baseplate temperatures. TUNS1200 modules can be paralleled up to nine units (up to 9,750W), their output voltage can be adjusted down to zero volts, and is easily set to constant voltage or constant current operating modes. Thanks to COSEL's high efficiency topology, the TUNS1200 delivers 21% more power in a 36% smaller footprint than existing AC/DC modules. Packaged in sealed housing with an aluminum baseplate, the TUNS1200 is the latest member of COSEL's TUNS series, which includes a 50W ¼ brick, 100W ½ brick and 300, 500 and 700W full brick units. Designed with the latest technology, the TUNS1200 delivers its full power up to +85 degrees centigrade baseplate temperature, and is able to operate safely at up to +100 degrees centigrade with a derating.

Partnership for Digital Product Selector Tool
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  • 2020-08-11

Digi-Key Electronics announced that it has expanded its tool offerings by signing a global partnership with EAO to provide Digi-Key customers with a Digital Product Selector (DPS) tool for emergency stop switches. EAO's Digital Product Selector is an interactive and intuitive virtual configuration tool, enabling engineers and designers to easily configure products online to their specific needs. EAO's Digital Product Selector, exclusively offered by Digi-Key, takes the guess work out of configuring emergency stop switches for engineers and designers The DPS tool offers an engaging user experience for customers to select emergency stop switches and configure them to their needs based on 3D photo realistic selections, as well as parametric input. Customers can view 360-degree images, mounting depths, dimensional representations, illumination previews, and panel mounted views. Users can also download files such as data sheets designed for specific configuration, CAD drawings, launch installation videos and certifications. The tool gives customers access to over 130 parts, which can be configured in more than 2,000 different combinations. Once a customer has selected a configured emergency stop switch to meet their specific needs, they may add it to their cart and purchase it through Digi-Key's website.

Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter Series
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  • 2020-08-10

TDK Corporation announces the addition of 12.5A 300W rated models to the i7C non-isolated DC-DC converter series. With an input range of 9 to 53Vdc, the output can be adjusted from 5 to 28V. The i7C topology enables a seamless transition from buck (voltage reduction) to boost (voltage increase) operation. The series is ideal for generating additional high power outputs, from existing 12, 24, 36 or 48V system voltages, in medical, communications, industrial, test and measurement and battery powered equipment. Efficiencies of up to 96% minimize power losses, allowing the product to operate and deliver high useable power in demanding thermal environments. Under light load conditions, the i7C's control techniques significantly reduce power dissipation. A 5mA input current draw is typical under zero load conditions. This can be reduced to typically 0.25mA when the remote on-off is utilized to place the unit in standby mode. The low quiescent current allows battery powered equipment to remain functional longer during periods of non-operation. The basic feature models include an output voltage adjustment pin, positive or negative logic remote on-off, positive remote sense, plus input under-voltage, over-current and thermal protection. The full-featured models are equipped with a power good signal, output current monitoring and the ability to synchronize the operating frequency to minimize system noise.

Passive Oscilloscope Probes for Dense PCBs
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-07

The Model 701949 and 702907 passive oscilloscope probes from Yokogawa are intended to expand the usability and applications of Yokogawa's DLM3000 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope. The 701949 10:1 miniature passive probe is designed for high density PCBs, with a slim probe head that provides good visibility during operation. It also features a built-in spring mechanism at the tip that prevents slippage by automatically adjusting the load. A wide range of accessories is available, suitable for high-speed signals such as ICs and high-density mounting boards for various applications. The 701949 frequency bandwidth ranges are DC to 500MHz, with an input voltage of +/-400V RMS. The 702907 offers a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C, it also has a long probe length of 2.5 m, making it easy to keep the measuring instrument away from the high temperature measurement point. Longer probes are also required to connect the measuring instrument to a temperature-controlled chamber. Frequency bandwidth ranges are DC to 200MHz, with an input voltage of +/-1000V DC + AC peak. To ensure reliability under severe environmental conditions, these probes have been proved to withstand a cable mount pulling force of 60 N and have been tested over 500 temperature cycles. In addition the probes can also be used with a range of probe tip conversion adaptors to connect the probe to the application in the most convenient way.

Tutorial on Testing Automotive Power Modules
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  • 2020-08-06

The ECPE Guideline AQG 324 is prepared and released by the ECPE Working Group ´Automotive Power Module Qualification´ comprising ECPE member companies from the automotive supply chain. The original version is based on the supply specification LV 324 which has been developed by German automotive OEMs together with representatives from the power electronics supplier industry. The described tests concern the module design as well as the qualification of devices on module level (i.e. the assembly) but not the qualification of semiconductor chips or manufacturing processes. The requirements, test conditions and tests presented in the tutorial essentially refer to power modules based on Si power semiconductors while wide bandgap power semicon-ductors (e.g. SiC or GaN) are addressed but not yet fully covered by the Guideline. The Tutorial, 7 - 8 October 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany, with speakers from the AQG 324 Core Team will give practical information and advice how to test power modules according to the AQG 324 Guideline under comparable conditions. It aims at direct users from beginners to senior experts coming from power module suppliers, automotive tier 1 suppliers or test service and equipment providers.

Andre Willis Announced as VP Engineering
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  • 2020-08-05

Pre-Switch announced Andre Willis as VP of Engineering. Previously a founder of HiQ Solar, Willis is an inventor and creator with over 30 years power design experience. He joins Pre-Switch to provide the expertise necessary to take the company's EV products through the commercialization phase from prototypes to volume sales. Comments Bruce Renouard, Pre-Switch CEO: "We are delighted to welcome Andre to our team. He has an outstanding leadership and technical track record, with particular strengths in SiC inverter development, and he has already made immediate contributions to our global EV program and CleanWave200 inverter evaluation system." Pre-Switch has also strengthened its design and manufacturing resource with additions to its hardware and software engineering and development teams. Former VP Engineering Derek Kroes remains a vital member of the Pre-Switch advisory board. Pre-Switch is enabling customers to build high voltage inverters for EVs and other applications with an almost pure sine wave output. Their technology reduces switching losses to effectively zero and enables increased switching frequencies which results in an EV range increase of 5-12%.

Digital Storage Oscilloscope
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  • 2020-08-04

Tektronix announced the availability of the TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope, a cost-sensitive addition to the test and measurement company's entry portfolio and an expansion of the TBS1000 series. The TBS1000C series boasts a 7-inch WVGA color display with up to 1 GS/s sample rate and bandwidths from 50 MHz to 200 MHz. This series also includes Tektronix's HelpEverywhere system, which provides useful tips and hints throughout the user interface, increasing approachability for new users. In addition to the TBS1000C series, Tektronix released the 3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope in 2019 and the TBS2000B Digital Storage Oscilloscope series earlier in 2020, broadening its portfolio of benchtop solutions. "It's important that Tektronix is continually providing new and enhanced solutions that help grow and develop the next generation of engineers," says Chris Witt, vice president and general manager at Tektronix. "We are excited to show our commitment to reimagining our entry solutions offerings through these new and enhanced instruments." Tektronix's entry portfolio of oscilloscopes offer tiered functionality and cost. The TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope is the most introductory series, designed for quick hands-on learning and easy operation. In addition to a 7-inch WVGA color display, the graticule with 10 vertical divisions and 15 horizontal divisions enables users to see more signals per screen.

PPTCs Protect Portable Devices
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  • 2020-08-04

Littelfuse announced a series of PPTCs designed to help make the next generation of today's most-used consumer electronics smaller and more reliable. The PolySwitch zeptoSMDC series provides robust overcurrent and overvoltage protection on the signal lines for both the lithium ion battery pack ICs and fuel gauge. These PPTCs are for high voltage (13 VDC) applications. Available in the small 0201 surface-mount size, they are ideal for increasingly smaller mobile and wearable product designs. Part of the Littelfuse PolySwitch family of resettable overcurrent protection devices, the series is best suited for consumer electronics applications such as Smartphones, Notebook PCs, Tablets, and e-Readers, Wearables (Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers), Wireless speakers, Portable game players, Portable medical equipment and Mobile point-of-sale (POS). "The zeptoSMDC is smaller than any currently available components in its class," said Jin Xu, Product Manager at Littelfuse. "This enables electronics designers to more easily reduce the overall size of their portable, mobile, and wearable products while providing exceptional protection for the battery fuel gauge and battery management IC."

Super Capacitors Reach 600F
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  • 2020-08-03

CDE's Illinois Capacitor brand DGH Series of supercapacitors has been expanded, with capacitance values up to 600 Farads. The DGH Series includes 24 different value/voltage combinations, ranging in capacitance from 0.5F (Farad) to 600F, with voltage ratings from 2.7 to 5.5 WVDC. Operating temperature range from -40 ºC to 65 ºC at maximum WVDC, or from -40 ºC to 85 ºC at 2.3 volts. Multiple devices can be banked in parallel or series for even higher voltage or capacitance. Because of their massive energy storage, DGH supercaps can discharge instantaneous bursts of power to smooth power interruptions, supplement batteries, or even be used in place of batteries in certain applications. Unlike batteries, DGH supercaps do not degrade with each cycle. At 2.7 volts, operating life is rated at 10 years with 500,000 charge/discharge cycles. Applications for these supercapacitors include: energy harvesting, IoT systems, mechanical actuators, transportation power, smart electric meters, pulse battery pack alternatives, memory backup, battery/capacitor hybrids, UPS systems, emergency lighting, LED power, solar lighting and many other devices requiring maximum energy storage in a minimum of space. Radial, two-pin snap-in, four-pin snap-in, and dual pack configurations in the series are available, depending on voltage and capacitance combinations. 

Power Module for Mid-Power Electric Vehicle Traction Inverters
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-30

Infineon Technologies introduces an IGBT power module tailored to the needs of electric vehicle traction inverters in the 80 kW to 100 kW power class: the HybridPACK DC6i. This six pack module is optimized to deliver an excellent fit of system cost and performance to hybrid and small battery electric vehicles. It combines Infineon's established EDT2 IGBTs with package technologies for compactness, very good thermal management at reduced material cost, and an easy installation. The global boom of vehicle electrification puts the design of cost-effective traction inverters into focus. In this context, selecting the power module plays an important role; system designers are looking for the best-sized module with the optimal silicon area for the required performance. Within Infineon's portfolio, the HybridPACK DC6i is positioned between the HybridPACK1 family and the more powerful HybridPACK Drive family. The module has the same compact footprint (7.2 cm x 14 cm) as the HybridPACK1 – 25 percent smaller than the HybridPACK Drive – but the available output power is more than 50 percent higher. While the HybridPACK1 uses Infineon's IGBT3 technology, the HybridPACK DC6i is equipped with the latest EDT2 IGBTs. Furthermore, the module has six screw connectors to the DC-link capacitor compared to two in the HybridPACK1 family. This enables a low-inductive design with a stray inductance of 15 nH.

Class I & II Medical and Industrial Power Supplies
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-30

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand CUS400M AC-DC power supply series in the industry standard 3 x 5" footprint. Rated at 400W with forced air, the series can continuously deliver 250W, with peaks of up to 400W for 30 minutes. when convection or conduction cooled. This is considerably longer than many products on the market. These power supplies are ideal for applications with occasional peak demands, including hospital beds, dental chairs and other motor driven products. The CUS400M meets curve B conducted and radiated EMI in either a Class I or Class II (double insulated) construction, without the need for external filtering of shielding. The CUS400M series accepts an 85 to 264Vac input and is available with 12V and 24V outputs initially, with 15V, 19V, 28V, 36V and 48V models following shortly. A 5V 2A or 12V 0.83A standby voltage, remote on/off, remote sense, DC Good and AC Fail signals can be specified as an option. The power supplies are available with multiple mechanical configurations. Open frame, metal baseplate, U channel and enclosed models are in production now, with the top fan version later in the year.

Dirk Knorr and Josef Wörner Take Over Management
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  • 2020-07-30

Dirk Knorr and Josef Wörner have been appointed as General Managers for the German business of the Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG, having been a part of the management circle of the company for years. Dirk Knorr, a graduate industrial engineer and trained industrial electronics technician, was recently head of international quality and environmental management at Würth Elektronik. The 44-year-old was also responsible for risk management and material compliance. Before joining Würth Elektronik in 2005, he worked as a project manager for key accounts at a company for system solutions in the electronics industry. Josef Wörner (51) started his training as a telecommunications engineer at Deutsche Bundespost and made his career in sales at a German manufacturer of passive components. Since 2001, he has held various positions at Würth Elektronik eiSos, including the title of Director responsible for the Electromechanics Division since 2017. He will continue to be responsible for this division. Both will remain as General Managers of the German Würth Elektronik eiSos, but as part of their functions on the Management Board, they will devote more time to the management and strategic orientation of the entire Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, which includes a continuously growing number of companies and production sites all over the world.

Low-Profile Surface-Mount Schottky Diodes
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  • 2020-07-29

STMicroelectronics has launched 26 Schottky diodes in low-profile SMA and SMB Flat packages, covering voltage ratings from 25 to 200V and current ratings from 1 to 5A. The 1.0mm-high devices have 50% lower profile than diodes in standard SMA and SMB packages, enabling designers to increase power density and save space. SMA and SMB footprint compatibility allows easy drop-in replacement. In addition, ST's new Schottky diodes have higher current ratings than standard alternatives of the same footprint, allowing migration of existing circuits that contain SMC diodes to ST's smaller SMB Flat devices, and similarly from SMB to SMA Flat. With their inherently low forward voltage, these state-of-the-art devices deliver superior energy efficiency for industrial and consumer applications such as power supplies and auxiliary supplies, chargers, digital signage, game consoles, set-top boxes, e-bikes, computer peripherals, servers, telecom cards, and 5G repeaters. With long-term availability assured by ST's 10-year Product Longevity Commitment, the Schottky diodes offer designers choices from the 30V/1A STPS130AFN and STPS1L30AFN in SMA Flat to the 200V/4A STPS4S200UFN and 100V/5A STPS5H100UFN in SMB Flat. All devices have specified avalanche characteristics and feature a notched lead suitable for wave soldering and reflow.

Radiation-Hardened Components for NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover
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  • 2020-07-29

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent the Rover Perseverance on a journey to Mars. The landing on the Red Planet is targeted for February 2021. IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies company, supplied thousands of mission-critical radiation-hardened (rad hard) components for the rover. This marks the company's fifth time with power electronics aboard a NASA Mars rover, with heritage in these missions starting with Sojourner in 1997, Opportunity and Spirit in 2004, and Curiosity in 2012. "IR HiRel has been privileged to supply high-reliability power conversion solutions in space programs over the decades," said Eric Toulouse, Vice-President and General Manager of IR HiRel. "The Mars Perseverance launch marks another important milestone in space exploration, and we are honored to have our semiconductor technologies used to power up this spacecraft." Several rover subsystems, such as the flight computer, motor control, radar, and mission instrument suite, integrate IR HiRel space-grade MOSFETs, ICs and other power control products that ensure reliable operation in the harsh space environment. Perseverance carries a groundbreaking scientific instrument suite designed to test new technology and conduct advanced research in the harsh Martian environment. All this for seeking signs of habitable conditions and microbial life in the ancient past.

PCIM Asia Conference 2020
  • Event News
  • 2020-07-28

PCIM Asia will take place from 16 – 18 November 2020 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Held concurrently with the three-day trade fair is the reputable PCIM Asia Conference, which will once again bring together the brightest minds, foremost innovations and hottest trends in the areas of power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management from around the world. For the first time, the conference will be hosted online and offline simultaneously. Thought-provoking and practical, the PCIM Asia Conference is recognised as one of Asia's most influential conferences in the field of power electronics. As an integral part of PCIM Asia, the conference aims to provide a professional, effective platform that enables leading individuals from the sector of power electronics to exchange ideas and progress technologies that drive the industry forward. The conference will once again gather top-notch academics from all over the world in Shanghai, to share ground-breaking research and innovations, as well as insights on the trends and future development of the industry. Online conference to be held concurrently with the offline conference PCIM Europe, the sister fair of PCIM Asia, successfully moved its international exhibition and conference online from 7 – 8 July 2020. Following the success of PCIM Europe, the PCIM Asia Conference will take place both online and offline for the first time, which allows attendees from all over the world to join this not-to-be-missed annual event.

LED Driver Offers Single Solution for Automotive Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-28

Taiwan Semiconductor announces the introduction of the TS19501 single channel, dimmable LED driver targeting high-brightness automotive applications. Due to the device’s highly integrated design, this single IC is well suited for virtually every automotive LED application: high and low beam headlights; daytime running lights; turn indicators; position indicator lights; fog lights; ATV and four-wheel drive high-brightness lamps. The IC is also offered in a version ideal for a wide range of non-automotive DC-input LED lighting applications. “The lighting market including automotive lighting is moving toward replacing halogen and incandescent lighting with high efficiency LEDs,” reported Sam Wang, Vice President, TSC Products. “The need for highly integrated LED drivers which save assembly time and cost and afford designers maximum design flexibility is critical as electrification of transportation continues.” The TS19501, while not the first driver to address this growing market, does provide designers with more flexibility, lower pin count and typically lower external parts count than competing devices.

ExpoElectronica New Dates
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  • 2020-07-24

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted virtually all industries and spheres of life, in Russia and globally. The Decree of the Governor of the Moscow Region dated 12 March 2020 introduced a ban on holding mass events in the Moscow Region, and this ban was then repeatedly extended. Subsequently, despite formal lifting of the aforementioned ban, confirmation by the organizer of compliance with the Standard for the functioning of organizations carrying out activities for the organization of conferences (congresses) and exhibitions in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) was made a condition precedent for resumption of exhibition organizing activity, and this Standard was not issued for a long time. This uncertainty led to us being unable to carry out all the necessary preparation activities in respect of the exhibition ExpoElectronica, which are lengthy and involve multi-stage process. Considering the above, and in the best interests of the industry, it has been decided that the exhibition ExpoElectronica will take place on the following new dates: 13–15 April 2021. For more information please address the exhibition team and follow the news on our website.

Silicon Carbide Transistors Improve Efficiency in Home Storage Systems
  • Industry News
  • 2020-07-23

A major challenge of PV home storage is that the batteries are charged within a few hours in intense sunlight and then discharged at very low power, or partial load, over a long time period during the night. Because of this, battery inverters in home storage systems should have high conversion efficiency over the largest power range possible. In the HyBaG project, which started in 2017, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in collaboration with Kaco New Energy and STS - Spezial-Transformatoren Stockach has developed a low-loss hybrid inverter which functions efficiently even at partial load. A central component of Fraunhofer ISE’s work in the project was to develop compact and modular battery controllers. This could be achieved by using novel gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) power components. These modern transister bridge circuits are the core of modern battery chargers and enable increasingly faster switching with lower losses. In the project, various approaches to optimize the partial load efficiency were examined by simulation. Prototypes were then constructed using the best resulting concepts. Both the hardware as well as the control software for the power electronics were optimized. Different circuitry topologies were investigated and their partial load efficiencies were evaluated at low power levels.

Positive Outlook for SPS 2020
  • Event News
  • 2020-07-23

The Bavarian Government has approved the protection and hygiene concept for exhibitions in Bavaria signaling the go-ahead for the SPS 2020 in Nuremberg from 24 - 26 November 2020. In addition to numerous national exhibitors, many international exhibitors have also confirmed their attendance and are looking forward to the exhibition season with eager anticipation. The exhibition area and confirmed number of exhibitors to date are only slightly down on the same period last year despite the corona pandemic. This underlines the exhibition’s importance for the industry. “The importance of exhibitions to the economy is akin to that of automation for industry – one of the most important drivers. SPS is a fixed date on the calendars of automation companies and we are all very much looking forward to meeting up in Nuremberg in person at the end of the year,” sums up Sylke Schulz-Metzner, Vice President SPS of Mesago Messe Frankfurt. For the event organizer Mesago, the well-being of all attendees of SPS 2020 is paramount. Together with NürnbergMesse, it has therefore developed a concept covering all the necessary organizational, hygiene, and medical aspects. The entire exhibition has been organized to accommodate observance of the minimum social distancing requirement of 1.5 m at all times. In addition, a mandatory face covering requirement has been introduced for anyone inside the building plus amendments to the catering concept and the provision of sufficient space in the hall entrances and waiting areas. There will be no ticket sales on site, visitors must register in advance via the ticket shop.

Technology for Battery Management Applications
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  • 2020-07-23

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of RigidCSP for battery management. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has developed a RigidCSP technology where you can decrease the on-resistance while increasing the mechanical strength to reduce breakage during assembly and stress during the lifetime of the battery MOSFET. The new package technology is ideal for applications such as smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin notebooks. As requirements increase for higher charging current, then ultra-low electrical resistance is needed for improved performance. In standard WL- CSP, the substrate can be a significant portion of the total resistance on the back-to-back MOSFETs. A thinner substrate will reduce the overall resistance but also will drastically reduce the mechanical strength. This reduction of mechanical strength can lead to more stress during the PCB assembly reflow process, which can lead to die warpage or die crack, which leads to failure in the application. "Using RigidCSP technology offers performance improvement with high robustness. RigidCSP can be used for high aspect ratio CSP die size, and RigidCSP can enable an overall reduction in warpage/breakage from assembly board manufacturing," said Peter H. Wilson, Marketing Director of MOSFET product line at AOS.

Joining Forces
  • Industry News
  • 2020-07-23

Foxy Power GmbH, a Berlin based company focused on strategy, business development, and sales for innovative and disruptive technologies in power electronics, and Electronic Minds LTD have signed a cooperation agreement. “With our product value maximization concept we can also provide manufacturers valuable market information and customer feedback”, says Christopher Rocneanu, CEO and Founder of Foxy Power, “ now with the support of Electronic Minds we can additionally offer in-depth application support and technical insights into all stages of the product life cycle”. “Foxy Powers focus on disruptive technologies in power electronics fits very well with our proven experience in providing high performance solutions in eMobility and energy applications utilizing wide bandgap semiconductors and real time digital control” adds Dr. Iain Mosely, CEO and Founder, ” this new partnership will provide a complete solution for new market players and startups.” Interested customers can sent requests to sales@foxypower.com or call +4915121063411.

Optimized EMC Conditions in Electrical Drive Systems
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  • 2020-07-23

Frequency converters allow the dynamic operation of electric drives, but at the same time their functional principle inherently results in high-frequency interferences. Line filters are usually installed to keep high frequency, grid-bound interferences out of the power grid in accordance with EMC standards. However, if one follows the interference paths more closely, it becomes clear that the source are the power semiconductors inside the converter and that those interferences affect the output lines as well. While sine wave filters reduce line to line interferences at the inverter output, a different type of interference can bypass a normal sine wave filter. These interferences, which have the same phase in all lines, are known as common mode noise. This assessment led to equip a sine filter with an additional component to suppress common mode noise: the common mode filter. Common mode interferences show up in distorted line-to-earth voltages at the output of the frequency converter. The utilization of a common mode filter eliminates the interferences and returns the signal to its original sinusoidal waveform. Sine filters equipped with a common mode filter are also known as all-pole sine filter. The only requirement for the utilization of FUSS EMV all-pole sine filter is a minimum switching frequency of at least 6 kHz. For applications running at lower switching frequencies, custom built all-pole filters can be designed to meet specific requirements.

Calibrated EFT/Burst Magnetic Field Sources
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  • 2020-07-22

Investigations of the immunity of integrated circuits (ICs) and printed circuit boards are important for testing components and assemblies during development. With the magnetic field sources of the H4-IC and H5-IC sets, Langer EMV-Technik offers specialized tools for small-scale injection of burst pulses into ICs, line structures and assemblies. The EFT/Burst magnetic field sources are characterized by a high achievable field strength of up to 200 mT. This means that circuits can also be subjected to a relevant field even through their housing. The reactions of the circuit enable its analysis with regard to interference immunity and signal safety. The safety of a circuit can be assessed during different functional stages of the circuit (e.g. during booting or switching operations). The frequency response of EFT/burst magnetic field sources is optimized for the transmission of standard pulses of a burst generator (according to IEC 61000-4-4). The BS 06DU-s field source of the H5-IC set reaches a maximum flux density of approx. 150 mT at its peak. Due to the design of the field source, the field lines are repelled by the field source tip and therefore achieve a high efficiency even at a greater distance.

Professional Education Seminars Call for Proposals
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  • 2020-07-22

APEC 2021 continues the tradition of focusing on the practical aspects of the power electronics profession, the Professional Education Seminars address the need for in-depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. Each seminar combines practical application with theory designed to further educate the working professional in power electronics or related fields. The call for proposals is now open and the deadline to submit is September 4, 2020

Single Phase Block Filter
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-22

SCHURTER completes its portfolio of ultra-compact single-phase filters with a generation of particularly high-performance thanks to a double stage filter design. FMBB EP is the name of the latest member in the completely closed steel housing. Ever more powerful and at the same time ever more compact design – these are the requirements for state-of-the-art electronic devices. The filters of the FMBB EP family are particularly suitable wherever such equipment is confronted with stubbornly high EMI interference signals. Highly clocked semiconductors generate increasingly strong interference frequencies. This massively increases the requirements for compliance with EMC. Typical applications include test and measurement equipment, professional kitchen equipment, medical and critical industrial applications. The filters use the same housings as the proven FMBB NEO filter series. These housings are spot welded, thus completely closed, resulting in significantly improved attenuation behavior. Thanks to top-quality components (generously dimensioned film capacitors, chokes with highly permeable cores), an exceptionally broad-band attenuation is achieved. The FMBB EP filter series has 6.3 x 0.8 mm plug-in connections or threaded connections for quick and easy wiring. Thanks to a metal flange, excellent ground connection is ensured when screwed to the chassis. The standard versions can be used over a temperature range from -40 °C to 100 °C.

Bringing Disruptive Power Electronics to the Road Track and the Skies
  • Industry News
  • 2020-07-21

GaN Systems and BrightLoop Converters announced their strategic partnership to develop the latest AC/DC and DC/DC Converter products for electric motorsport and aerospace applications. Leveraging GaN Systems’ 650V GaN transistors, BrightLoop produces a range of converters that are smaller, lighter, and more efficient than currently available in the market. GaN is a key component for applications in industries requiring high power performance and reliability. BrightLoop’s most recent family of DCDC converters, including the 1.9 kW, 4.8 kW, and 9.6 kW DCDC converters designed for hybrid and electric racing, incorporates GaN Systems transistors and are around half the size and weight of the company’s first generation DCDC converter developed without GaN. BrightLoop continues to make advancements using GaN to produce lighter and more compact converters. BrightLoop’s DCDC converters are now used in many of the Formula E teams and the winning team from 2019. The converter’s function is to power all the low-voltage electronics including pumps, lighting, and radio. Most recently, the World Sporting Consulting (WSC) Group, the premier motorsport event and racing promotion organization overseeing Touring Car Racing (TCR) and ETCR (Electric Touring Car Racing) brands, announced BrightLoop as the sole supplier of DCDC converters for ETCR cars. ETCR is the world’s first electric touring car championship, which will begin this summer 2020.

SiC Power Modules to Support Solar PV Inverters
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  • 2020-07-20

ON Semiconductor has introduced a full SiC power module for solar inverter applications, which has been selected by Delta, to support its M70A three-phase PV string inverter portfolio. The NXH40B120MNQ family of full SiC power modules integrate a 1200 V, 40mO SiC MOSFET and 1200 V, 40 A SiC boost diode with dual boost stage. The use of SiC technology delivers the low reverse recovery and fast switching characteristics needed to achieve the high levels of power efficiency required in applications such as solar inverters. As part of ON Semiconductor's growing portfolio of Power Integrated Modules (PIMs) based on wide bandgap (WBG) technology, the NXH40B120MNQ offers a high level of integration with pin assignment optimized for inverter design. By using SiC components, the power module delivers low conduction and switching losses, enabling the use of higher switching frequencies, which contributes to higher inversion efficiency. The modules are designed for ease of use, with solderless press-fit connections and customer-defined thermal interface options, depending on customer preferences. The NXH40B120MNQ full SiC power module is available in 2-channel and 3-channel variants, and is complemented by the NXH80B120MNQ0, a 2-channel module that integrates a 1200 V, 80mO SiC MOSFET with 1200 V, 20 A SiC diode.

Design and Build a Current-Mode Controller in One Hour
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  • 2020-07-20

Join us for a webinar on Friday Jul 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT. Dr. Ridley will show how to quickly and efficiently design the controller for a current-mode power system. This involves measuring the power stage, observing the switch current, adding a compensation ramp and characterizing the new power stage. The outer loop compensation is then selected, inserted into the control board, and the loop is measured. All design and measurements will be done on a live working power stage.

Webinar: What's new in PLECS version 4.4?
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  • 2020-07-19

In this webinar, a Plexim engineer will demonstrate user interface updates, added components, and more new capabilities included in PLECS Version 4.4. Some of the features shown now allow PLECS users to:- Define separate tasks for generating code to embedded and real-time targets- Display a legend in Scopes and XY-Plots- From File, PID controllers, Fourier, RMS, THD, and new power module blocks- Use non-floating-point signal data types in normal simulations- Plot custom figures in PLECS Standalone, including control system analyses

Passives Distributor of the Year Award
  • Industry News
  • 2020-07-17

TTI, Inc. has been awarded the 2019 Full Service Passives Distributor of the Year award from Vishay Intertechnology. The 2019 award announcement marks the third consecutive year that TTI has been recognized by Vishay with the Passives Distributor of the Year Award. “I am pleased to present TTI with the Distributor of the Year Passives Products award which recognizes a deep understanding of our markets and technologies. TTI ensures that Vishay’s broad portfolio is always fully available for our customers, and I congratulate the TTI teams throughout the Americas on this outstanding performance,” said Dave Valletta, Executive Vice President of Sales at Vishay Intertechnology. Jeff Ray, Vice President Product Management and Supplier Marketing, responded to the award win, “Receiving this milestone achievement for the third time is a great honor for our committed passives team who have proven once again to be all-in by providing excellent service and product support to the Vishay product line.” 

Representative for the Midwest
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  • 2020-07-17

Sanan Integrated Circuit (Sanan IC) has signed manufacturers’ representative firm JF Kilfoil to oversee the company’s portfolio of power electronics and optical foundry services for the Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia territories. Founded in 1953, JF Kilfoil has successfully positioned itself as the Midwest’s most reliable source for semiconductors, electromechanical components, connectors and printed circuit boards from market leading suppliers. The firm boasts a customer base spanning automotive, white goods, contract manufacturing, and test and measurement. JF Kilfoil will oversee Sanan IC’s GaN and SiC wide bandgap power electronics for automotive and home appliance markets, as well as its optical chip technologies for automotive LiDAR. For inquiries, contact Tim Kilfoil at tmkilfoil@jfkilfoil.com.

Flyback Switcher IC for Automotive BEV and PHEV Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-16

Power Integrations announced the production release of the InnoSwitch™3-AQ, an AEC-Q100-qualified flyback switcher with integrated 750 V MOSFET and secondary-side sensing. The newly qualified device family targets automotive EV applications, such as traction inverter, OBC (on-board charger), EMS (energy management DC/DC bus converters) and BMS (battery management systems). The InnoSwitch3-AQ uses Power Integrations’ high-speed FluxLink™ coupling to achieve ±3% accuracy for combined line and load regulation while eliminating both dedicated isolated transformer sense-windings and optocouplers. FluxLink technology maintains output voltage regulation even under the transient stress test, which is particularly challenging for PSR-based implementations. The integrated 750 V MOSFET meets stringent automotive de-rating requirements, and an on-chip synchronous rectifier controller delivers above 90% efficiency at the nominal 400 VDC input voltage. Optimized InnoSwitch3-AQ designs achieve less than 10 mW no-load energy usage across the input voltage range. The InnoSwitch3-AQ family ICs are packaged in a surface-mount InSOP with 11 mm primary to secondary creepage, which exceeds the stringent requirements for high altitude (> 5000 m) isolation. The RDR-840Q reference design kit incorporating the newly released IC demonstrates start-up, shutdown and efficient operation from 30 VDC to 550 VDC input, as well as fast transient response and a variety of safety and protection features.

Combining Wireless Power and Data Transmission
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  • 2020-07-16

Würth Elektronik has extended its " Wireless Power 200 W Extended Medium Power Solution" developer kit to include an innovative function: Although it was already possible to transfer data from the receiver device to the charging station, bidirectional data transfer can now be combined with the charging process. During wireless power transmission, the device and charging station exchange data through amplitude and frequency modulation. Würth Elektronik provides the software for this newly developed wireless solution, including a checksum control - free of charge. A display board can also be ordered as an optional hardware extension of the developer kit. Würth Elektronik currently offers the widest range of wireless power coils on the market - compliant both with the Qi standard and beyond. "Fast connection without cables and the advantage of being able to build devices encapsulated and without plug connections. This is extremely interesting for developers in the industrial or medical technology sector – as it is too for the manufacturers of smartphones, lawn mower robots or electric scooters,” explains Cem Som, Division Manager Wireless Power Transfer at Würth Elektronik. "With our developer kit we now offer options beyond the charging process and use inductive energy transfer as a communication channel.”

EM World’s Innovation Award
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  • 2020-07-16

Indium Corporation earned Electronics Manufacturing (EM) World's Innovation Award for its low-temperature alloy technology, Durafuse™ LT. The award was presented on Friday, July 3, in Shanghai, China, during Productronica China. The EM Innovation Award program recognizes and celebrates excellence in the electronics industry, encouraging companies to achieve the highest standards and push the industry forward. Durafuse™ LT is a novel, low-temperature alloy system designed to provide high-reliability in low-temperature applications that need to reflow below 210°C. Where traditional low-temperature solders can produce brittle solder joints that are susceptible to drop shock failures, Durafuse™ LT provides improved drop shock resilience, outclassing BiSn or BiSnAg alloys, and performing better than SAC305 with optimum process setup.

Power Supply Features Baseplate Cooling and Medical Certification
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-16

RECOM introduces a highly compact 4”x 2” 230W innovative baseplate-cooled power supply for 2 x MOPP medical, household, industrial and ITE applications. The compact 4”x 2” RACM230-G series power supplies from RECOM support up to 160W continuous output power and 230W for several seconds for loads with peak demands, without fan cooling. With forced air, depending on model, line input and ambient temperature, 230W is available continuously. Outputs available are 12V, 24V, 36V, 48V and 54V nominal with conversion efficiency up to 92% and an operating temperature range of -40 to +80°C. International safety certifications include 2 x MOPP (250VAC) medical, household, industrial and audio/video/ITE for operation up to 5000m altitude with universal 80 - 264VAC input, enabling worldwide-compliant operation. Standby power consumption is less than 500mW. Additional features as standard include a smart fan output. For flexibility, the RACM230 series is available as an open-frame design or in an enclosed metal housing. For higher output power, up to 550W, the new RACM550-G series is also available with similar or enhanced specifications with even higher power products in the pipeline. Samples and OEM pricing are available from all authorized distributors or directly from RECOM.

2-Phase Stepping Motor Driver IC
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-16

Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced the TB9120AFTG. This constant-current 2-phase bipolar stepping motor driver, which is designed for automotive use, can significantly streamline motor system implementations. It delivers a sine-wave output signal (with up to 1/32 incremental steps supported) while requiring only a simple clock input. The need for a sophisticated microcontroller unit (MCU) or dedicated software is thereby avoided. Each of the AEC-Q100-compliant TB9120AFTG driver ICs incorporates low on-resistance DMOS FETs, and can deliver a 1.5A (maximum) current. Thanks to the large number of micro-steps they support, motor noise can be significantly reduced, with smoother operation and more precise control being benefited from. The built-in mixed decay mode helps to stabilize the current waveforms. Numerous protection mechanisms are incorporated, these include over-current and over-temperature detection, plus thermal shutdown. There is also a stall detection function. These devices are supplied in compact VQFN packages (with 6.0 mm x 6.0mm dimensions) featuring wettable flanks to allow the use of automated optical inspection (AOI) for ensuring the quality of solder joints. They support an operational temperature range covering -40°C to 125°C. Key applications include battery management systems, or refrigeration circuit expansion valves for air conditioning.

Single Port and Eight Port ICMs
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  • 2020-07-16

Bel Magnetic Solutions announces a single port and eight-port 2.5GBASE-T MagJack ICM. These ICMs offer a cost-effective solution for upgrading end-product performance to multi-rate, NBASE-T Ethernet standards. These reliable, cost-competitive ICMs are compatible with all new multi-rate Ethernet PHYs and are suitable for next-generation 5G cellular equipment, low density, 2.5GBASE-T Ethernet switches, high bandwidth 2.5GBASE-T network interface cards, NBASE-T compliant products and industrial controls equipment. Bel Magnetic Solutions’ 2.5GBASE-T ICMs are backward compatible to slower speeds and use industry-standard footprints and pinouts. The 2.5GBASE-T solution doubles product speed and bandwidth at nearly the same cost as 1GBASE-T solutions.

CEO Transition Announced
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  • 2020-07-16

Vincotech announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Eckart Seitter, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, as Vincotech's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board effective October 1, 2020. Eckart Seitter will succeed Vincotech's CEO and Chairman of the Board Joachim Fietz, who will retire from the company and board after 12 successful years as CEO. This smooth CEO transition demonstrates the long-term continuity of the company as a reliable and trusted partner for its global customers, counting on Eckart Seitter's tremendous business and leadership skills, his strategic insight and his customer-focused mentality. Eckart Seitter has been with the company for more than 20 years. He became Managing Director Sales and Marketing in 2013, and thus has made a strong contribution to Vincotech's development and success. "Joachim Fietz set exceptionally high standards of achievement during his leadership for more than a decade, and I am very much looking forward to this new challenge to follow him, and to working together with the management team," said Eckart Seitter. "Together, we want to set the course for our further global growth. Our goal is to continue the development of Vincotech, a strong brand within Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and to sustainably fulfil our primary obligation to serve customer needs quickly and flexibly".

Dennis Earley Appointed as President
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  • 2020-07-15

Premier Magnetics is pleased to announce the promotion of Dennis Earley to the position of the company’s president. Dennis Earley, who has served as Premier Magnetics’ vice president and general manager since September of 2017, takes over responsibility for corporate strategy and global operations, starting August 1, 2020. This seamless leadership transition is the result of a thoughtfully planned succession. Dennis succeeds Jim Earley who founded the company and has served as president since its inception in 1991. Jim will continue to serve the company in a senior advisory capacity as chief operating officer. “Dennis has played an integral role in the evolution and development of our business,” said current Premier Magnetics President Jim Earley who announced the appointment. “He has a deep understanding of the electronics industry and has demonstrated exceptional leadership as our vice president and, before that, as sales manager. We will benefit from his experience and forward-looking vision as we continue on our path of profitable growth.”

DC-DC Converter Demonstration Board
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  • 2020-07-15

EPC announces the availability of the EPC9143, a 300 W DC-DC voltage regulator in 16th brick size. The EPC9143 power module integrates Microchip’s dsPIC33CK digital signal controller (DSC) with the latest generation EPC2053 eGaN FETs from EPC to achieve 96% efficiency in a 48 V input to 12 V output conversion at 25 A. The switching frequency of 500 kHz enables the 300 W in the very small 16th brick format which is just 33 mm x 22.9 mm (1.3 x 0.9 in). Additional phases can be added to this scalable 2-phase design to further increase power. The flexibility of the Microchip digital controllers allows the input voltage to be adjusted from 8 V – 72 V and the output voltage from 3.3 V – 25 V. Brick DC-DC converters are widely used in data center, telecommunication and automotive applications, converting a nominal 48 V to a nominal 12 V distribution bus among other output voltages. The main trend has been towards higher power density given the form factor is fixed. A main application is high density 48V to 12V point-of-load (POL) converters, where a regulated 12V output voltage is required, like those used for commodity PCIe cards and storage. eGaN® FETs and integrated circuits provide the fast switching, small size and low cost that can meet the stringent power density requirements of these leading-edge applications with low component count and solution cost.

Upcoming ECPE Tutorials & Online Tutorials
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  • 2020-07-14

• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Passives in Power Electronics: Magnetic Component Design and Simulation'
24 - 25 September 2020, Digital Event via Webex

• ECPE Tutorial 'Introduction to Power Electronics'
29 - 30 September 2020, Hamburg, Germany

• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Power Electronics Packaging'
1 - 2 October 2020, Digital Event via Webex

• ECPE Tutorial 'Testing Automotive Power Modules according to the ECPE Guideline AQG 324'
7 - 8 October 2020, Nuremberg, Germany

• ECPE Tutorial 'Use and Assessment of Power Device Models in Power Electronic Simulation'
22 October 2020, Nuremberg, Germany

• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Power Circuits for Clean Switching and Low Losses'
18 - 19 November 2020, Digital Event via Webex

• ECPE Tutorial 'High-Precision Power Electronics'
1 - 2 December 2020, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Expands Customer Sales Support Team
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  • 2020-07-14

Silanna Semiconductor announced the appointment of Larry Wasylin as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mark Drucker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Silanna Semiconductor: "Larry is a proven senior-level executive with extensive customer-facing and cross-functional experience. He brings a valuable combination of sales and business insight to his new role, and is well-equipped to help us grow our business at a rate that outpaces the market." In his new position, Mr. Wasylin will be based in Taiwan to have close access to Silanna Semiconductors' customer base throughout Asia. Larry will lead the company's Sales, Distribution, Field Applications Engineering and Customer Applications Engineering team in the Philippines. All these functions directly support Silanna Semiconductor's customers worldwide. Armed with a growing portfolio of power semiconductor solutions with best-in-class power efficiency and density, the company expects he and his teams to aggressively grow the business and expand market share. The company is also looking to Mr. Wasylin to increase the total value proposition of Silanna Semiconductor by leveraging the technical expertise of the company's power design tools and Field Application Engineering (FAE) teams, and capitalizing on the expansion of the company's progressive supply chain programs. "I'm delighted to expand my role with Silanna Semiconductor. Being based in Taipei, Taiwan I feel I am perfectly situated to support our customer growth with the support of our Asian field and applications teams. During my time with Mobiverse I supported Silanna Semiconductor's Asian sales teams, witnessing first-hand the Silanna Semiconductor global management team's determination to solve the toughest power management challenges. Delivering both DC/DC and AC/DC solutions with the highest Power Density and Efficiency while simultaneously delivering the greatest value and reduced BoM costs." Said Mr. Wasylin.

Line of Power Inductors
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-14

Monolithic Power Systems announced the worldwide release of a line of highly efficient power inductors. Offered in a wide range of sizes, molded and semi-shielded, these inductors have been designed and matched for optimal performance with MPS ICs, and when paired together, provide an easy, complete power solution. MPS customers can be certain that these new inductors meet all necessary specifications and have been tested and characterized with specific MPS power regulators for optimal results. Furthermore, the unique mix of ferrite and binding powder helps deliver top performance, cost, and efficiency. “Today’s highly developed power ICs require superior power inductors. For this reason, we decided to introduce inductors to our product portfolio to work optimally with MPS power regulators to achieve the best performance in terms of PCB space and thermal efficiency for our customers,” says Maurice Sciammas, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing. With proven expertise in the power conversion market, MPS ICs and their new line of Power Inductors can now be used in countless power supplies and filtering applications.

Strengthening Analog Semiconductor Leadership
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  • 2020-07-13

Analog Devices and Maxim Integrated announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which ADI will acquire Maxim in an all stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at over $68 billion. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will strengthen ADI as an analog semiconductor leader with increased breadth and scale across multiple attractive end markets. “Today’s exciting announcement with Maxim is the next step in ADI’s vision to bridge the physical and digital worlds. ADI and Maxim share a passion for solving our customers’ most complex problems, and with the increased breadth and depth of our combined technology and talent, we will be able to develop more complete, cutting-edge solutions,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of ADI. “Maxim is a respected signal processing and power management franchise with a proven technology portfolio and impressive history of empowering design innovation. Together, we are well-positioned to deliver the next wave of semiconductor growth, while engineering a healthier, safer and more sustainable future for all.” “For over three decades, we have based Maxim on one simple premise – to continually innovate and develop high-performance semiconductor products that empower our customers to invent. I am excited for this next chapter as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, together with ADI. Both companies have strong engineering and technology know-how and innovative cultures. Working together, we will create a stronger leader, delivering outstanding benefits to our customers, employees and shareholders,” said Tunç Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim Integrated. Upon closing, two Maxim directors will join ADI’s Board of Directors, including Maxim President and CEO, Tunç Doluca.

Railway Approved DC/DC Converters
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  • 2020-07-11

The TEP 40UIR & TEP 60UIR are two series of high performance railway DC/DC converters with ultra wide 12:1 input voltage range featuring a compact ¼ brick (2.3”x1.45”x0.5”) metal package. The ultra wide input allows the converter to act as an all-in-one solution if different voltage ranges have to be covered in the same application, resolving the issue of having multiple different converters installed. An internal circuit implemented in these modules helps to extend the hold-up time with ease as it eliminates the need of expensive high voltage capacitors to cover the full input range. With only a 25V capacitor (independent of the input voltage) the whole input range can be covered effectively reducing cost, size an inrush current. All models are approved for railway applications according to EN 50155, EN 61373, EN 45545-2 and offer standard features such as high efficiency up to 91%, an operating temperature range of -40° to +85°C and an I/O-isolation voltage of 3’000 VAC. An adjustable under voltage lockout function, remote on/off and adjustable outputs round out the features and ensure that these converter modules fit in any application setup.

Virtual EPE'20 ECCE Europe-Conference
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  • 2020-07-10

The virtual 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications will take place from the 7th to the 11th of September 2020. Meeting several challenges, the organizing team is working very hard to offer you a one of the kind experience. They carefully chose the Whova platform to support the event, offering enhanced discussion and networking capabilities. Zoom channels will ensure large audience discussion stability and smaller meetings will be possible using the channels of your choice. The EPE ECCE Europe conference is the largest in its field, attracting experts from numerous different countries every year to join in the discussions. With the objective to exchange and meet fellow professionals and academics, the EPE ECCE Europe conference brings together researchers, engineers, etc. working at the forefront of power electronics technologies. For this type of event, where the future role of power electronics in this ecological revolution will be explored, the EPE ECCE Europe conference is one of the privileged places. There will be the opportunity to discuss a vast number of subjects during EPE '20 ECCE Europe, not only during the virtual lecture and dialogue sessions of the conference, but also at the virtual exhibition, industrial forums and tutorials.

Fuses & Switchgear for Solar Systems with PV String Inverters 
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  • 2020-07-10

Decades of experience on the NH Fuse-links and on the NH Fuse switch disconnectors through the Multivert® and Multibloc® ranges enable MERSEN to offer a complete solution to their customers, which meets the specific application requirements and delivers high quality products, high level of service and expertise. Mersen NH 800V AC fuses have been designed specifically for photovoltaic systems with 1500V DC / 800V AC inverters. Thanks to a specific silver fuse element design in comparison to conventional line protection gG class operating fuses, these 800V AC fuses can interrupt any surge, from the lowest fusing up to 90kAmps at a tested voltage of 880V, in a standard NH type size. With a gR operating class described both in IEC 60269 standard and UL 248-13, Mersen can provide a fuse offer that is globally accepted, whatever the area of destination is Europe, Asia, South or North America. Mersen is now the only manufacturer to offer a complete package of NH Fuses & FSDs designed specifically to answer the requirements of protection and distribution of electric networks in the combiner boxes on the AC side of the new string inverters with rated operational voltage of 800 V AC. This offer includes NH fuse-links, and NH Fuse switch disconnectors, in horizontal version (Multibloc®) and in vertical version (Multivert®).

Solutions on Resistor-Based Current Sensing
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  • 2020-07-09

Mouser Electronics is pleased to offer customers a resource site dedicated to Current Sensing Solutions from Microchip Technology and Vishay Intertechnology. Current sensing is a key requirement for the development of smart motor controls and high-efficiency power supplies. The site features a range of controllers, resistors, and amplifiers from Microchip and Vishay, offering a single resource for designers seeking reliable resistor-based current-sensing solutions. The Microchip and Vishay Current Sensing Solutions reference site on the Mouser website offers links to a comprehensive selection of products from Microchip and Vishay, including product descriptions and ordering information. The site also includes a link to an informative white paper on using current-sense resistors to measure current for closed-loop power control. The white paper, titled "Basics and Trade-offs of Resistor-Based Current Sensing," examines high-side versus low-side sensing, with information on associated amplifier electronics, and provides information on determining the resistor value, selecting the right type of resistor, and physical connection factors. The new Current Sensing Solutions site provides a selection of eight products designed to provide a reliable current sense solution for motor control applications. Current sense resistors often provide the most appealing solution when compared with Hall-effect devices and current sensing coils, and the combination of current sense resistors and amplifiers meets the demanding requirements of rugged industrial applications.

Scott Adams President of eMobility Segment
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  • 2020-07-09

Power management company Eaton announced that Scott Adams has been named president, eMobility. In this role, he will be based in Southfield, Michigan, and report directly to João Faria, president, Vehicle Group, Eaton. Adams is responsible for leading all aspects of the business to achieve Eaton’s objectives for top-line revenue growth and profitability. “Scott’s contributions to the success of our eMobility business since its inception, along with his deep understanding of vehicle markets and customers make him an excellent choice for this role,” said Faria. “His proven track record of leading organizations to achieving growth will be an asset as we work to expand our eMobility portfolio and strengthen our global capabilities.” Adams joined Eaton in 1994 as a project engineering manager in Cleveland, Ohio, and has held numerous positions of increasing scope over his 26-year career with the company. Most recently, he was senior vice president, Product Strategy, Sales and Marketing, eMobility, where he was responsible for developing and executing Eaton’s electrification growth strategy. Prior to his roles within eMobility, Adams served as senior vice president, Global Product Development, Marketing and Planning, Vehicle Group, Eaton. He has also held roles as director of sales for North American Automotive, business unit manager for the Vehicle Group’s Light Duty Transmission and Off-Highway businesses and led the former Truck Group’s Vehicle Solutions business unit.

Developing SiC-based Automotive Inverters Together
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  • 2020-07-08

ROHM and Leadrive Technology held an opening ceremony of their joint laboratory on SiC technology in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Lingang New Area). Since 2017, ROHM and LEADRIVE have been collaborating and carrying out detailed technical exchanges on automotive applications utilizing SiC power devices. Establishing a joint research lab centered on vehicle power modules and inverters utilizing ROHM's SiC MOSFET bare chips and isolated gate drivers will give both companies the opportunity to further accelerate the development of innovative power solutions.  "As a pioneer and leading supplier of SiC power devices, ROHM has a proven track record for providing high quality power solutions that combine industry-leading device technology with driver ICs, and we are committed to promote the use of SiC for xEV applications," adds Dr. Kazuhide Ino, Member of the Board, Senior Corporate Officer, CSO and Senior Director of Power Device Business at ROHM Co., Ltd. "Understanding customer needs and market trends is extremely important when developing SiC power device technology. LEADRIVE plays an important role in the applied research of SiC as a manufacturer of automotive power modules and inverters. Through this joint research lab, we can strengthen our partnership and contribute to the technical innovation of automotive power solutions centered on SiC," Dr. Ino concludes.

3-20W AC/DC Converter Series
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-06

Due to the development of IoT (Internet of Things) and the 'smart home' concept, the requirement of household appliances on the safety and dimensions is more important than ever. MORNSUN ultra-compact AC/DC converter LD-R2 series, for example, 1 x 1x 0.7 inches of LD03/LD05 series, are the ideal power supply for applications with space limitation. With the universal input voltage of 85-305VAC, an operation temperature range of -40~85? and efficiency of 87%, LD-R2 series can be used for applications in commercial and industrial. The 2-Y-capacitors design, EMI class B without external components requirement and No-load power consumption as low as 0.1W make them the perfect match for the household appliance. The LD05-23BxxR2 series is provided with the IEC / EN / UL62368 and the IEC / EN60335 and the IEC / EN61558 safety standard for domestic applications. These compact modules are very suitable for use in smart meters, kitchen equipment, climate control such as sustainable heating and cooling and other IoT applications in a domestic environment. It can be widely used in many fields such as industrial control systems, smart homes, smart buildings, smart agriculture, household appliances, etc.

PCB-embedded GaN-on-Si Half Bridge Circuits
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  • 2020-07-06

Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF have integrated their monolithically integrated GaN power ICs using PCB embedding technology as a half bridge circuit, including gate and DC link capacitors. The result is an extremely compact and efficient highly integrated voltage converter of the 600 volts class in a user-friendly package. The integrated functionality in the chip and all critical passive components on the package allow it to be used in a modular fashion, thus reducing the effort required for the development of future power electronic systems. Energy-efficient power electronics for energy conversion and transmission are becoming increasingly important, as future-oriented and sustainable energy concepts, such as electric mobility or power supply via renewable energies, depend on them. For this purpose, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF has developed a user-friendly, highly integrated GaN voltage converter in a compact package that is extremely resource-efficient and can be used in a modular fashion. The result is an extremely compact and efficient voltage converter suited for all 600 volts applications. It allows a reliable and modular system design, thus facilitating design and production processes.

105°C Rated, 800V Solid State Relay
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-06

Littelfuse announced the PLA172P OptoMOS Relay, an 800 V normally-open single-pole 6-pin solid-state relay (SSR). It is the first solid-state relay in the Littelfuse product portfolio that comes with guaranteed electrical parameters at 105 °C ambient operating temperature. The PLA172P is an extension to our OptoMOS solid-state relay product line, offering our highest voltage rating (800V) in a surface mount SSR Flatpack package," said Steve Andrezyk, Global Product Manager at Littelfuse. "It also has our highest temperature range in a solid-state relay, extending our operational temperature range from 85 ºC up to 105 ºC, enabling hardware engineers to precisely design their circuits at very challenging temperatures." Isolation current monitor circuits for higher voltage systems >400 V require high blocking voltage, low off-state leakage current relays with high input-to-output isolation rating to prevent potential lethal current conduction to the system chassis. The PLA172P relay's 800 V load voltage rating with 100 mA load current capability provides additional design margin compared to the more common 600 V rated SSRs, particularly on noisy AC power line applications and high voltage battery applications. The 105 C specifications including the low 5 µA maximum off-state leakage current rating in conjunction with the low on-resistance, making it the ideal choice for high precision isolation current monitor applications.

High Power Devices for Inverter Traction Modules
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  • 2020-07-06

ON Semiconductor and Danfoss announced that ON Semiconductor will supply Danfoss Silicon Power with high power IGBTs and diodes for inverter traction modules in the electric vehicle market. "Chip independency is an important and fundamental element of the Danfoss go-to market strategy. By selecting IGBT chips from ON Semiconductor we are accommodating the high growth expectations from our automotive customers", said Claus A. Petersen, senior vice president and general manager, Danfoss Silicon Power. "Our main objective is to develop world-class power modules, fitted exactly for the application in question. We are happy to have a long-term and robust relationship with ON Semiconductor." "With investment in power technologies and manufacturing capacity globally, ON Semiconductor reiterates our firm commitment to be the top supplier of automotive high power devices," said Asif Jakwani, senior vice president of the Advance Power Division at ON Semiconductor. "Utilizing our semiconductor portfolio with Danfoss' extensive experience in power module design and manufacturing, we expect our penetration in the vehicle electrification market to accelerate, benefitting both companies." ON Semiconductor will fabricate the high power components in manufacturing locations in East Fishkill, New York and Bucheon, South-Korea. Danfoss will fabricate their power modules in Flensburg, Germany and Utica, New York.

Expertise to Powering Stairlifts
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  • 2020-07-02

Always looking to provide the market highly-optimised energy storage solutions, Denchi Group has secured a large-scale contract with DC motor system manufacturer Lemac. Based in Scotland, Lemac produces the motor systems incorporated into a leading brand of stairlifts. DC systems (rather than AC ones), are used in these stairlifts because they are inherently safer. Also power delivery is better regulated, resulting in a smoother ride for the user. In addition, operation can still continue even if a power outage occurs on the mains supply. To complement the lightweight and streamlined motor systems Lemac provides for these stairlifts, compact high-density batteries are mandated. The company had previously used an offshore source for its battery units. However, there were some significant issues in terms of quality. Denchi was able to offer a much more compelling alternative, manufactured in the UK for only a marginal increase in cost. "Often we see companies that went offshore to source energy storage solutions for their products coming to us when they suffer with technical and logistical problems, or experience a lack of responsiveness," states Nick Simmons, Denchi's Sales Director. "Thanks to ultra-reliable operation and exceptional longevity, our solutions present customers with a far lower total cost of ownership, and that's what really matters. Furthermore, supply continuity and first class engineering support are completely assured."

Jörg Doblaski Takes on the Role of Chief Technology Officer
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  • 2020-07-02

X-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced the appointment of Jörg Doblaski as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He fills the role of former CTO Dr. Jens Kosch, who is becoming an X-FAB Fellow and will serve as an adviser to the company's CEO Rudi De Winter. Doblaski joined X-FAB in 2004 and since then has held various positions in engineering and management. Prior to becoming CTO, he was Director of Design Support, and helped to build up the company's extensive portfolio of highly advanced IP. He was also responsible for driving development of X-FAB's feature-rich design kits, which significantly accelerate time-to-market and assure first-time-right implementation. Doblaski has a degree in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology from the Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany. "It is a great honour for me to take on this important role, especially at such a challenging time," Doblaski commented. "In my new post I will continue to advance our technology offering with unique features and best-in-class customer support, delivering innovative products for our customers and enabling long-term mutual success."

Switcher ICs Certified for Automotive Use
  • Product Release
  • 2020-07-01

Power Integrations announced an AEC-Q100-qualified version of its LinkSwitch-TN2 switcher IC for buck or non-isolated flyback applications. Featuring an integrated 750 V MOSFET, the automotive-qualified LinkSwitch-TN2 IC provides simple and reliable power for EV sub-systems connected to the high-voltage bus, including HVAC, climate control, battery management, battery heater, DC-DC converter and on-board charger systems. The surface-mount device requires no heatsink, needs few external components and occupies a very small PCB footprint. The 7 W (flyback) / 360 mA (buck) LinkSwitch-TN2 has a wide input voltage range of 60 VDC to 550 VDC, efficiently supporting the 400 VDC bus commonly seen in electric vehicle applications. The power supply IC provides accurate regulation of better than +/-5% across line voltage, load, temperature and component tolerances. Comments Power Integrations' product marketing manager Edward Ong: "Our automotive switcher ICs reduce size while increasing the reliability and robustness of automotive sub-systems. By supplying auxiliary systems directly from the high-voltage bus with a LinkSwitch-TN2 power supply, automotive engineers can reduce the requirement for the conventional 12 V distributed rail, saving assembly and material cost."

High-Speed Op Amp That Eliminates Oscillation
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  • 2020-07-01

ROHM announced a high-speed ground sense CMOS op amp, BD77501G, optimized for industrial and consumer equipment requiring high-speed sensing, such as anomaly detection systems used in measurement and control equipment along with sensors that work with very small signals. ROHM developed the EMARMOUR series of op amps and comparators that have been well-received in the automotive and industrial markets due to its superior noise immunity that allows users to reduce design resources to address noise issues. This time, ROHM has expanded the lineup by adding a high-speed type ideal for anomaly detection that prevents oscillation over the entire load capacitance range. The BD77501G is an op amp that not only supports high-speed amplification (high slew rate: 10V/us) required in anomaly detection and other systems, but also completely eliminates oscillation caused by load capacitance (i.e. wiring). Unlike conventional high-speed op amps that can become unstable due to load-capacitance-induced oscillation, ROHM's product ensures stable operation with no unwanted oscillation. In addition, whereas the output voltage for conventional products can fluctuate by ±200mV or more across the entire noise frequency band, the BD77501G provides unprecedented EMI Immunity (noise immunity) that limits variation to less than ±20mV (1/10th). This enables high-speed signal amplification without being affected by load capacitance or external noise when installed in the latter stages of sensor applications, improving reliability and reducing design time.

Martin Rausch Appointed as Chief Technology Officer
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  • 2020-07-01

RECOM Power is pleased to announce that Martin Rausch has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Rausch joins RECOM after six years serving as a Managing Director at TGW Mechanics where he managed the development and supply chain locations in Austria, China and the US. Within his professional career, Rausch has completed an MBA, a PhD in electrical engineering, and has held managerial positions at both Siemens and General Electric making him expertly qualified to manage the global development of RECOM's manufacturing sites in Austria, Italy, China Mainland and Taiwan area. As CTO, he will be responsible for overseeing every aspect of product development including research and development, production, quality management, certification, and purchasing, as well as customer support and satisfaction. Martin Rausch (CTO): "We need two things to achieve this goal and go full force with the energy we have at our disposal throughout the RECOM group: Professional organization with people that can take personal responsibility and think in a team, and efficient global processes serving our independent units. This will involve striking a balance between utilizing existing resources to the full and exploring and developing new markets."

Compact Panel Mounted Voltage Measurement
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  • 2020-07-01

LEM introduces the DVC 1000 series of voltage sensors for insulated nominal voltage measurements in rail traction and industrial applications. The DVC 1000 series offers panel mounted voltage measurement in a compact package, measuring only 29 x 51 x 89 mm, giving a total volume of only 131.6 cm3. Designed to measure a nominal voltage of 1000 VRMS, the DVC 1000 series uses an isolating amplifier, providing very high levels of isolation with a safety insulation voltage of 4.2 kV. The use of an isolating amplifier offers significant space savings over other sensors of similar capacity, which use bulky galvanic insulation. As well as being highly robust, the DVC 1000 series also offers high levels of accuracy and temperature stability. An optional DIN rail mounting adaptor makes it easy to integrate into users' own applications. LEM developed the DVC 1000 to be fully compliant with the International Railway Industry Standards (IRIS). Engineers in the railway industry working with both rolling stock and sub-stations can use these versatile new sensors to measure DC links, the output voltages of inverters, the input voltage of 4 quadrant converters, or the battery voltage of Light Rail Vehicles. The features of the DVC 1000 voltage sensors also make them ideal for a broad range of small-to-medium voltage measurements in industrial markets such as DC power supply monitoring, EV chargers and battery storage applications.

Combining Power Grids Business with Digital Technology
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  • 2020-07-01

Hitachi announced that it has completed the procedures for its 80.1% investment in the company operating power grids business that had been carved out from ABB, pursuant to the acquisition agreement signed on December 17, 2018. The new company, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd ("Hitachi ABB Power Grids") was launched and began operation on July 1st, 2020. Under the leadership of Claudio Facchin as CEO and Toshikazu Nishino, Executive Vice President of Hitachi, as Chairman, Hitachi ABB Power Grids will expand Hitachi's energy solutions business globally as a core part of the company's Social Innovation Business. By combining power grids business with Hitachi's digital technologies such as Lumada, Hitachi and Hitachi ABB Power Grids will provide energy solutions spanning the Energy (utilities), Mobility, Smart Life (cities), Industry, and IT sectors. With roots in Hitachi and ABB, the new business will build on more than one century of expertise in pioneering engineering technologies, enabling customers to increase efficiency and maintaining resilience. It will unlock new business models and contribute social, environmental and economic values for a sustainable society. Claudio Facchin, CEO, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, said, "Both Hitachi and ABB Power Grids have a rich legacy in technology and innovation that goes back over a century. Combining world-class power solutions with Hitachi's leading open digital platforms presents us with new market opportunities and enables us to deliver greater customer value across the world."


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Silicon Carbide MADK Board for Servo DrivesIn power electronics motor drives take up a major ...8866Product ReleaseSilicon Carbide MADK Board for Servo DrivesIn power electronics motor drives take up a major share in the market. With its CoolSiC MOSFET Modular Application Design Kit (MADK) boards Infineon Technologies helps in further shortening time to market in this relevant segment. As part of the MADK platform for motors of up to 7.5 kW, the evaluation board EVAL-M5-IMZ120R-SIC is a 3-phase inverter board aiming at servo drive applications. As a true first, Infineon offers details about schematics (PDF), parts (Excel), layout (Gerber), and design package (Altium) as download package on the company's website. In this way, the board can also serve as a reference design facilitating the design process. For servo drive applications, silicon carbide reduces semiconductor power losses by up to 80 percent. Making use of this technology can lead to zero maintenance of drives since fans might not be needed for cooling. Additionally, it allows the integration of motor and drive with less complex cabling making inverter cabinets redundant. The evaluation board was developed to support customers during their first steps designing applications with the CoolSiC MOSFET 1200 V in discrete packages (IMW120R045M1) and EiceDRIVER 1200 V isolated gate driver (1EDI20H12AH). The assembled discrete has a rated blocking voltage of 1200 V at a typical on-state resistance of 45 m?, the board supports all CoolSiC MOSFETs in 3pin and 4pin TO247 packages.03.09.2020 09:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_12.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFIPC202009-089.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
Thermoconductive Gap FillerWith its WE-TGF (Thermal Gap Filler) Würth Elektro...8871Product ReleaseThermoconductive Gap FillerWith its WE-TGF (Thermal Gap Filler) Würth Elektronik now offers a solution for heat dissipation. The outstanding feature of the self-adhesive gap-filler material: The non-conductive barrier with a high dielectric strength has a high thermoconductivity index of 1 W/(m*K). The material easily adapts to the differing thicknesses of components on the PCB and fills the gaps between hot electronic components and metal casings or cooling components. WE-TGF is made of silicone incorporating ceramic particles. For applications in which the PCB is screwed onto a metal plate, the material is also reinforced with a glass-fibre mesh. The thermoconductive gap filler is suited for use e.g. in power electronics, entertainment technology, or in networking devices. WE-TGF is available ex stock in a variety of dimensions and in thicknesses ranging from 0.23 to 5 mm. Developers working in the prototype construction area can request individually cut samples, which are shipped within 48 hours of ordering. Customization comes at no extra charge for the customer.02.09.2020 14:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_17.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113279.phpwe-online.com/news
Intensifying CollaborationPanasonic Industry Europe is proud to announce its...8858Industry NewsIntensifying CollaborationPanasonic Industry Europe is proud to announce its Gold partner status under NXP Semiconductor's Ecosystem member program. With the Gold partner status NXP recognizes market leaders and strengthens the bond for future product development. It also underlines a strong strategic positioning between the products of both companies and the shared mindset for offering solutions to customers which are one step ahead in the market. The close relationship between NXP Semiconductors and Panasonic Industry enables customers to utilize the features of NXP's MCUXpresso software with integrated driver support for Panasonic Wi-Fi solutions like the PAN9026 module on the i.MX RT MCU series. This valuable advantage simplifies and accelerates the application development and speed-up the ready-to-market process. Furthermore the PAN9026 Wi-Fi Dual Band and Bluetooth module supports Linux Full GPL for NXP's i.MX6 or i.MX8 and any other Linux based application processor. Pascal Meier, Panasonic Industry Product Marketing Sensors & Wireless Connectivity states: „We are very proud to be awarded the Gold partner status within NXP's member program because our customers profit from the knowledge and experience of Panasonic and NXP. With the combination of NXP's 88W8977 SoC on the PAN9026 module for example we were able to combine the most important short range wireless technologies in one chip. Engineered in Germany, manufactured in Slovakia we can provide our customers the flexibility for a wide range of wireless applications."02.09.2020 09:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_4.jpghttps://industry.panasonic.eu/panasonic-industry-news/panasonic-industry-europe-intensifies-collaboration-nxp-semiconductorsindustry.panasonic.eu/news
DC/DC Buck-Boost Converter Extends Battery LifeTexas Instruments introduced a DC/DC buck-boost co...8868Product ReleaseDC/DC Buck-Boost Converter Extends Battery LifeTexas Instruments introduced a DC/DC buck-boost converter to combine programmable input current limit and integrated dynamic voltage scaling to extend battery life by at least 50%. The TPS63900 maintains the low quiescent current (IQ), 75 nA, with 92% efficiency at 10 µA and delivers up to three times more output current than competing devices to help engineers extend the life span of battery-powered industrial and personal electronics applications. It is a common challenge for engineers to design for low IQ while providing enough output current to send signals between connected smart grid applications and a network via commonly used radio-frequency standards, such as narrowband Internet of Things (IoT), Bluetooth Low Energy, and long-range and wireless M-Bus. The TPS63900 helps engineers conserve energy in wirelessly connected applications that run on batteries. It integrates dynamic voltage scaling to deliver power while keeping the system at the minimum voltage required to operate efficiently, maximizing battery life and reducing required maintenance for industrial applications. This feature enables design engineers to optimize power architectures for ultra-low-power sensors and wireless connectivity integrated circuits, supporting applications that can operate for at least 10 years using the primary battery. For example, the buck-boost converter can be paired with TI's MSP430FR2155 in security sensors or wireless IoT sensors to monitor the vibration of water pumps for predictive maintenance and help drive down costs.01.09.2020 11:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_14.jpghttps://news.ti.com/ti-introduces-industrys-first-dcdc-buck-boost-converter-to-extend-battery-life-by-50-and-offer-lowest-iqnews.ti.com
Sale of Foundry Services Group and FabMagnaChip Semiconductor announced that certain of ...8860Industry NewsSale of Foundry Services Group and FabMagnaChip Semiconductor announced that certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries have completed the previously announced sale of the Company's Foundry Services Group and the factory in Cheongju ("Fab 4") to Key Foundry Co., Ltd., for a purchase price equal to approximately $350.6 million, which includes a positive working capital adjustment of approximately $5.9 million. The purchase price was paid in a combination of U.S. Dollars in the amount of $46.5 million and Korean Won in the amount of approximately KRW 360.6 billion. In addition to the purchase price, the buyer assumed all severance liabilities relating to the transferred employees, which have a value of approximately $100 million. Buyer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Magnus Semiconductor, LLC, which was established by Alchemist Capital Partners Korea Co., Ltd. and Credian Partners, Inc. On April 20, 2020, Magnus assigned, and Key Foundry assumed, all rights and obligations of Magnus under the business transfer agreement relating to this transaction. 01.09.2020 11:00:00Sep\images\news_magnachip.pnghttps://www.magnachip.com/aboutus/aboutus_sub12.htmlmagnachip.com/aboutus
Isao Matsumoto Appointed as President and CEOThe Board of Directors of ROHM has appointed Mr. I...8856PeopleIsao Matsumoto Appointed as President and CEOThe Board of Directors of ROHM has appointed Mr. Isao Matsumoto as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of ROHM Co, Ltd. Isao Matsumoto has worked for ROHM since 1985. Most recently he was responsible for quality, safety and production as Director, Member of the Board and Managing Executive Officer. With his expertise across business segments, passion for innovation and his network with employees, customers and investors built up over many years, Mr. Matsumoto is the right leader to continue the company's successful strategy and providing new impulses for further growth. "In recent years, issues related to the environment, resources, and energy have taken on greater urgency, impacting not only various markets but society as a whole. At the same time, major changes are taking place in the automotive industry, including the evolution of AI and technological innovation for achieving autonomous driving", explains Isao Matsumoto as the new President and CEO of ROHM Co, Ltd. "ROHM will accompany this transition with its unique technology and product portfolio. We are focusing in particular on the automotive and industrial equipment sectors along with overseas markets, while strengthening our development capabilities centered on power and analog – together with a manufacturing system to support it. In doing so, I will continue to foster a culture of innovation and team spirit. We will overcome future challenges as "One ROHM", as a unified ROHM Group working together with unwavering dedication." Isao Matsumoto graduated from department of metal engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology.01.09.2020 07:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_2.jpghttp://www.rohm.com/eurohm.com
Polymer Electrolytic Multianode ChipAVX Corporation is the first manufacturer qualifie...8863Product ReleasePolymer Electrolytic Multianode ChipAVX Corporation is the first manufacturer qualified to supply polymer electrolytic multianode capacitors for use in European Space Agency (ESA) programs. The company's TCS Series COTS-Plus Solid Polymer Electrolytic Multianode Chip Capacitors, which are manufactured at the ESA-qualified AVX Czech Republic facility in Lanskroun, are now listed on the European Space Components Coordination (ESCC) Qualified Parts List (QPL), Detailed Specification 3012/006, as recommended by the Space Components Steering Board. TCS Series solid polymer electrolytic multianode capacitors approved to the ESCC QPL have a ruggedized multianode construction with three parallel anodes. The E-case (EIA Metric 7343-43) components measure 7.30mm x 4.30mm x 4.10mm (L x W x H ±0.20) and satisfy stringent space and weight requirements for aerospace equipment. Each lot is subjected to statistical screening, accelerated ageing, and comprehensive testing procedures to ensure long lifetime operation in extreme environments with improved base reliability of 0.5% per 1,000 hours. They exhibit low equivalent series resistance (ESR) with values ranging from 12–50mO depending on capacitance and voltage. The capacitance range is 22–470µF with a ±20% capacitance tolerance and a voltage range of 6.3–35VDC for operating temperatures extending from -55°C to +105°C. Customers can also choose testing levels B or C and request one of three lot acceptance testing (LAT) procedures per ESCC regulations to ensure suitable reliability for various space, avionics, military, industrial, and telecommunications applications.01.09.2020 06:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_9.jpghttp://www.avx.com/press-releases/avx-supplies-the-first-escc-qpl-approved-polymer-electrolytic-multianode-capacitors/avx.com/press-releases
Glass Reinforced Thermoset Multi-Thickness BondplyRogers Corporation's RO4450T bondply offers design...8872Product ReleaseGlass Reinforced Thermoset Multi-Thickness BondplyRogers Corporation's RO4450T bondply offers designers a spread glass reinforced bonding material in seven thickness options ranging between 0.0025" (0.064mm) and 0.006" (0.152mm), improving flexibility for high multilayer board count designs. RO4450T glass reinforced thermoset bondplies were developed for wireless circuit designers looking for a better performing and more reliable alternative to FR-4 materials. The thermosetting hydrocarbon ceramic resin system facilitates a high post cure Tg, making these materials an excellent choice for multilayers requiring sequential laminations as fully cured RO4400 bondplys are capable of handling multiple lamination cycles. In addition, FR-4 compatible bond requirements permit RO4450T bondply and low flow FR-4 bondply to be combined into non-homogeneous multilayer constructions using a single bond cycle. RO4450T bondplys are recognized by Underwriter Laboratories with the UL 94 V-0 flame rating, and are compatible with lead-free processes.31.08.2020 15:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_18.jpghttps://rogerscorp.com/advanced-connectivity-solutions/ro4000-series-laminatesrogerscorp.com/laminates
Acquisition to Drive LiDAR SolutionsAllegro MicroSystems announced the acquisition of ...8862Industry NewsAcquisition to Drive LiDAR SolutionsAllegro MicroSystems announced the acquisition of Voxtel, Inc, a privately held company specializing in advanced photonic and 3D imaging technology including long-range, eye-safe Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). This acquisition brings together Voxtel's significant laser and imaging expertise with Allegro's automotive leadership and scale to enable the next generation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). "Allegro is a market leader in magnetic sensors for the automotive market. Annually, we ship more than 1 billion devices into automotive systems – 100 million of which are shipped into advanced automotive safety systems, including semi-autonomous vehicle systems," said Ravi Vig, CEO of Allegro. "Our experience, scale and design for quality uniquely position us to enhance the Voxtel LiDAR portfolio for ADAS applications, aiming to make LiDAR systems safer, cost-effective, and widely adopted features in the cars of the future." "We are combining Voxtel's proven LiDAR technology born out of an impressive history in ranging and space applications, with Allegro's automotive expertise, world class IC design, proven quality systems, and high-volume manufacturing proficiency," said Mike Doogue, Senior Vice President of Business Development. "Our OEM and Tier-1 customers will now have access to this advanced technology with Allegro's assurance of world-class global support and the scale needed to support automotive manufacturing volumes."31.08.2020 13:00:00Aug\images\news_allegro.pnghttps://www.allegromicro.com/en/about-allegro/news-room/2020/allegro-acquires-voxtelallegromicro.com/news-room
3W High Isolation DC/DC ConvertersCOSEL announced the addition of a series of high i...8867Product Release3W High Isolation DC/DC ConvertersCOSEL announced the addition of a series of high isolation 3W DC/DC converters for medical and industrial applications. Packaged in a Single In Line (SIP) type 8, the COSEL MH3 series has a reinforce isolation of 3kVAC, 4.2KVDC, complies with medical isolation standard (2MOOP (250VAC)) and ruggedized for industrial applications that might implies differential In/OUT voltage. Three input voltages (4.5V-18V ; 9V – 36V and 18V -76V) and a large variety of single (MHFS3) and dual output (MHFW3) cover a large range of applications. Designed for performances, the MH3 has only 20pF max insulation capacitance reducing noise transfer. The COSEL MH3 is a unique design from COSEL, manufactured in Japan and covers by a 5 years warranty. Designed with high reliability in mind, the COSEL MH3 series has a reinforced insulation, sustains 3kVAC and 4.2kVAC isolation test in accordance to safety standards and its transformer designed to sustain differential voltage that might happen in industrial applications. With long expertize in designing power supplies for equipment using IGBT drivers, COSEL designers applied high-power high-isolation best practice to the low power 3W MH3 series to reduce isolation fatigue resulting from differential high voltage happening in motor control or IGBT driver.31.08.2020 10:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_13.jpghttps://www.coseleurope.eu/news-item-617-cosel-releases-new-family-of-medical-dc-dccoseleurope.eu/news
High Precision Linear Power AmplifierThe PA22 from Apex Microtechnology offers exceptio...8865Product ReleaseHigh Precision Linear Power AmplifierThe PA22 from Apex Microtechnology offers exceptional power handling capability by meeting high supply voltage demands, driving substantial current levels, and providing a remarkable internal power dissipation capacity. The PA22 delivers these features in a space-saving SIP package, providing users with a new standard of linear power amplifier for high pulse current applications. The device provides a peak current capability of 13.6 amps, can handle a maximum supply voltage of 250 volts, and offers an internal power dissipation of 250 watts. Its novel design allows for easy and reliable mechanical mounting and thermal interfacing with industry standard heat sink techniques, also enabling strong performance even when socketed. This amplifier is equipped with output temperature sensing and current limit, providing users further control in its operation and system integration. "PA22 is designed to withstand fault conditions on system side for a certain time without catastrophic impact on its functionality.", says Director of Business Development, Jens Eltze. "The device underlines again our commitment to supporting our markets and customers with products that solve difficult analog power challenges".31.08.2020 08:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_11.jpghttps://apexanalog.com/press/product_news_pa22.htmlapexanalog.com/press
Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes for Automotive, Mechatronics, and ElectronicsThe DLM5000 oscilloscopes from Yokogawa are succes...8873Product ReleaseMixed Signal Oscilloscopes for Automotive, Mechatronics, and ElectronicsThe DLM5000 oscilloscopes from Yokogawa are successors to the eight-channel DLM4000 series mixed signal oscilloscopes, and feature a number of improved functions and enhanced operability. In addition, a DLMsync option is planned to be released by next spring that will enable measurements to be taken simultaneously by two connected DLM5000 oscilloscopes. The DLM5000 series is targeted at developers of new automotive, mechatronics, and electronics products, and may be used in combination with Yokogawa ScopeCorders, power analyzers, and other products. The DLM5000 series models have either four or eight analog input channels. With a single DLM5000 oscilloscope, it is possible to simultaneously view signals and inputs from up to eight analog signals and a 16 bit logic channel (32 bit logic channel available as an option). When simultaneously measuring inputs from all analog channels, each of the two models can maintain a maximum sampling rate of 2.5 GS/s (giga sampling/second), twice the speed of the DLM4000 series. With the optional DLMsync function that is planned to be released by next spring, it will be possible to simultaneously and accurately measure signals from up to 16 analog channels and two 32 bit logic channels (with the optional function enabled) by connecting two DLM5000 oscilloscopes. This is sufficient for and offers great flexibility with the debugging of embedded systems.28.08.2020 16:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_19.jpghttps://tmi.yokogawa.com/news/press-releases/2020/yokogawa-test-measurement-releases-dlm5000-series-mixed-signal-oscilloscopes/tmi.yokogawa.com/news
SPS 2020 Goes All-VirtualDue to the ongoing travel restrictions and other f...8842Event NewsSPS 2020 Goes All-VirtualDue to the ongoing travel restrictions and other fundamental changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Mesago Messe Frankfurt has decided to hold the SPS 2020 in an all-virtual format. "We're very disappointed to have to cancel this year's SPS event in Nuremberg," says Martin Roschkowski, President of Mesago Messe Frankfurt. "Early this summer, all signs were pointing in the right direction and we were all but certain that the exhibition would go ahead in November. The safety and hygiene concept we had put together at the time was well received and developed further by many people involved in the SPS. For us, it was another example of how well the SPS community works together, and our sincere thanks go out to all those who pitched in." The main reasons behind the event's cancellation include the serious concerns many participants had expressed with regard to the very different surrounding conditions at hand and the well-being of their employees. The strict hygiene and social distancing rules that have been established, the travel restrictions in place, and the economic uncertainty resulting from the pandemic have made it clear that it would not be possible to hold the high-quality exhibition SPS attendees have come to expect.26.08.2020 13:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_7.jpghttps://sps.mesago.com/nuernberg/en/press/press-releases/sps-press-releases/sps-all-virtual.htmlsps.mesago.com/press
Reference Design for Electric Mobility SolutionsRenesas introduced a 48V Mobility Winning Combinat...8857Industry NewsReference Design for Electric Mobility SolutionsRenesas introduced a 48V Mobility Winning Combination Solution that helps customers accelerate the development of e-scooters, e-bikes, UPS and energy storage systems. This reference design uses a modular approach in both hardware and software to showcase core and optional functional blocks that can be adopted for many 24V-48V applications such as lawn mowers, electric carts, robot cleaners, power tools, power banks, and more. It also uses 15 Renesas ICs, including three key devices: the ISL94216 16-cell battery front end (BFE), robust HIP2211 100V MOSFET drivers, and RX23T 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) for motor control. The 48V mobility winning combination solution is powered from a 25 AHr Li-ion battery that drives a 1600W inverter to attain speeds up to 5000 rpm. "Micromobility options like e-scooters and e-bikes offer an attractive, low-carbon footprint vehicle for first-mile and last-mile travel. Rising demand for these applications is driving new battery management capabilities as cell balancing plays an increasingly critical role in recharging," said DK Singh, Director, Systems and Solutions Team at Renesas. "Our new 48V mobility winning combination solution combines Renesas' advanced BFE, industry-leading MCUs, along with analog and power devices, and innovative motor control technology to help customers speed up the development of their high power and torque e-scooters and e-bikes."26.08.2020 08:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_3.jpghttps://www.renesas.com/eu/en/about/press-center/news/2020/news20200826.htmlrenesas.com/news
Real-time Spectrum AnalyzersRIGOL Technologies is expanding its real-time spec...8853Product ReleaseReal-time Spectrum AnalyzersRIGOL Technologies is expanding its real-time spectrum analyzers series RSA5000 and RSA3000 with a VNA option (Vector Network Analyzer). The devices are based on the UltraReal technology developed by Rigol. This platform allows real-time measurements and more. The RSA5000N and RSA3000N series now have the integrated VNA function as standard and are characterized by their compact and elegant design and operation via touchscreen for even more diverse applications. The instruments are available in different bandwidths from 9 kHz to 1.5 GHz or even up to 6.5 GHz. The RSA5000N and RSA3000N series have a modular structure and, in addition to the new VNA function, also include the four well-known function modules RTSA (real-time spectrum analyzer up to a maximum bandwidth of 40 MHz), GPSA (sweep-based spectrum analyzer with outstanding performance), EMI (pre-compliance tests according to CISPR specifications) and VSA (vector signal analysis for different digital demodulation and bit error measurement, only RSA5000N). Real-time spectrum analyzers are executing important functions in many test laboratories and they are often equated to high costs. The extended basic performance series RSA5000N or RSA3000N is a cost-effective alternative for users with demanding analysis tasks and at the same time limited budgets. This fully equipped instrument features fully digital IF technology (Intermediate Frequency) for accurate and high-resolution measurements across the entire frequency range from 9 kHz to 6.5 GHz.25.08.2020 16:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_19.jpghttps://eu.rigol.com/products/spectrum-analyzers.htmleu.rigol.com/spectrum-analyzers
Taking Part at Power Electronics 2020Proton-Electrotex will take part in International ...8861Industry NewsTaking Part at Power Electronics 2020Proton-Electrotex will take part in International exhibition of power electronics components and modules - PowerElectronics 2020. The Power Electronics exhibition will be held in Crocus Expo, Moscow on 27-29 of October 2020. Power Electronics exhibition is in the only in Russia specialized exhibition of power electronics components and systems for various industries. Proton-Electrotex traditionally presents its latest research and new products there. Besides, we showcase samples of existing portfolio already known to our customers. All visitors of the exhibition will have an opportunity to talk to representatives of the company's management, engineering team, customer support, purchasing, sales and marketing departments. You can find Proton in Pavilion 1; Hall 1.25.08.2020 12:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_7.jpghttps://en.proton-electrotex.com/news/power-electronics-2020proton-electrotex.com/news
Product Releases and ServicesThe "Electronic Components 2020" catalogue is now ...8839Industry NewsProduct Releases and ServicesThe "Electronic Components 2020" catalogue is now available, and can be ordered from Würth Elektronik in the print version or downloaded as a PDF. The 184-page catalogue presents products and services in the area of passive components, optoelectronics, and power modules. Separate special catalogues are available for many other product categories of Würth Elektronik. All products in the catalogue are available ex stock. Würth Elektronik is glad to supply free-of-charge samples to support developers in their projects: in connection with the design kits, which can be refilled at no extra charge, they can also be supplied to development labs over their entire product life. Among the many highlights of the "Electronic Components 2020" catalogue are the high-current flat-wire inductors (WE-HCM), multilayer ceramic inductors (WE-MK), and current sense transformers of the WE-CST EE4.4 series. Thanks to an innovative manufacturing process, these transformers are smaller and better insulated than comparable products available on the market. In the optoelectronics field, the WL-OCPT optocoupler phototransistors and the extensions of the LED range by white LEDs with five different color temperatures deserve particular attention. The additions to the range of the MagI³C-FDSM family of particularly efficient power modules will surely also whet the appetites of developers and suppliers.25.08.2020 10:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_4.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_List_WE_Gruppe.phpwe-online.com/news
High-Voltage Home Storage SystemThe BMZ Group is starting the delivery of HYPERION...8846Product ReleaseHigh-Voltage Home Storage SystemThe BMZ Group is starting the delivery of HYPERION home storage systems and is completing its product range in the "Green Energy" area with the innovative high-voltage home storage system - a modular, expandable system for the residential market on a 300 volt basis. The modular structure enables the installer to assemble quickly and easily and the operator a high degree of flexibility and cost security, since the system can be subsequently expanded with the modules without great effort. The HELIOS modules deliver 2.5 kWh and can therefore range from a basic configuration of 7.5 to max. 15 kWh usable energy content can be expanded in one housing. This has now resulted in a storage system that can not only be integrated into today's design, but above all maximizes the yields over the entire service life. Our Green Energy products, especially of course the flagship HYPERION, are developed in Germany and are also built here. Caption: High-Voltage-System Hyperion, modular structure and primarily located in the home storage area. "After an intensive dialogue with installers and end users, the HYPERION system was developed, which is one of the top devices in today's solar storage market. Not only the price of the hardware is relevant for us, but above all the manageable acquisition and installation costs as well as low maintenance and follow-up costs have been given to the engineers of the BMZ Group as a guideline. "Sven Bauer, CEO and founder of the BMZ Group, sums up.25.08.2020 09:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_12.jpghttps://www.bmz-group.com/media/attachments/2020/08/25/070-pm-hyperion_en.pdfbmz-group.com/media.pdf
Capacitors for Pulsed Power ApplicationsCornell Dubilier Electronics announces a major pro...8851Product ReleaseCapacitors for Pulsed Power ApplicationsCornell Dubilier Electronics announces a major product expansion of standard and custom high energy storage, pulse-discharge capacitors. These are specialized devices, designed for applications requiring repetitive high energy and high voltage charge/discharge cycles. The capacitor technology is based on film dielectric with self-healing metallized or high current discrete foil electrodes, depending upon application requirements. There are both dry and oil-impregnated types, offered with a broad range of plastic or metal packaging configurations and a variety of terminal options. Designed to deliver large amounts of energy in short bursts, these devices are aimed at end-product applications in external defibrillators, industrial lasers, critical military applications, pulse forming networks and more. These specialized markets are growing more rapidly than many others in power electronics, and often require custom products. Reliability of these capacitors is paramount, and must therefore be designed, constructed, and tested to deliver consistent performance over the life of the application. Due to the critical nature of their applications, CDE stresses the need to gain a thorough understanding of the performance requirements and will work collaboratively with customers to develop an optimal solution. Designs are typically qualified after considerable testing by CDE and in the customers' own testing programs. Cornell Dubilier's high energy storage, pulse-discharge capacitors are designed and built in the USA, with voltage ratings up to 100 kV and peak discharge current ratings of up to 250 kA.24.08.2020 14:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_17.jpghttps://www.cde.com/news/2020/8/pulse-discharge-capacitorscde.com/news
Valuable Further Training for Practical UseThe practice-oriented seminar by EMC expert Lee Hi...8838Event NewsValuable Further Training for Practical UseThe practice-oriented seminar by EMC expert Lee Hill provides important knowledge on effective PCB design strategies. The seminar will be available online and in real-time. From 6 – 7 October 2020, EMC users can look forward to a 2-day seminar entitled "Advanced PCB Design for EMC and Signal Integrity." The seminar by Lee Hill, Founding Partner of SILENT Solutions LLC, consists of a unique blend of theory and applications to illustrate effective PCB design strategies. Participants can enjoy hardware demonstrations in real-time to illustrate inductance, common-impedance coupling, common-mode current, and ground loops in PCBs, cables, and systems. Furthermore, the instructor, Lee Hill will also discuss specific instances of single-point, multi-point, "good", and "bad" grounds. Another highlight of the seminar will be the examination of actual SILENT client case histories as well as examples of integrated circuit application notes that give bad EMC design advice. The seminar is intended for electrical design engineers and EMC engineers who design circuit schematics as well as PCBs who are interested in PCB design techniques to improve: · regulatory EMC performance, i.e., emissions and immunity of and to digital, analog, and mixed signal designs · functional performance of sensors, switch mode power supplies either as victims of noise or sources of noise · low frequency and high frequency signal fidelity, especially of analog signals.24.08.2020 09:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_3.jpghttps://emv-seminars.mesago.com/events/en.htmlemv-seminars.mesago.com
Automotive High Voltage Evaluation PlatformArrow Electronics has introduced the Automotive Hi...8841Industry NewsAutomotive High Voltage Evaluation PlatformArrow Electronics has introduced the Automotive High Voltage Evaluation Platform (AHVEP), offering developers an extensive range of tools with which to explore the latest trends in electrification of vehicles. It provides a universal platform for applications and design challenges associated with a high voltage (48V/400V) power distribution network in cars. The Automotive High Voltage Evaluation Platform addresses a number of new challenges. As the transition from combustion engines to electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) accelerates, designers face a large number of newly emerging requirements including: battery disconnect switches, cell balancing modules, battery junction boxes, battery management controllers, DC-DC conversion, on-board charging, superchargers, traction inverters, HVAC and supercapacitors. On top of these can be added challenges such as the isolation of communications, power management, motor control, load switches and current sensing; and ensuring safety and security in the new, electrically controlled environment. Featuring a high-performance automotive microcontroller with Arm Cortex-M4F core, the platform employs a modular design that allows 12V, 48V and 400V circuits to be evaluated independently. It is suitable for applications including 48V BLDC motor control, 48V battery disconnect, 400V motor control, isolated current sensors and body applications up to ASIL-B.20.08.2020 12:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_6.jpghttps://news.fiveyearsout.com/news-releases/news-details/2020/Arrow-Electronics-Introduces-Automotive-High-Voltage-Evaluation-Platform/default.aspxarrow-development-tools
SOA MOSFET for 12V Hot Swap ApplicationsAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the releas...8848Product ReleaseSOA MOSFET for 12V Hot Swap ApplicationsAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of, AONS32310, a 30V MOSFET with low on-resistance and a high Safe Operating Area (SOA) capability which is ideally suited for demanding applications such as hot swap and e-fuse. A high SOA is essential in server hot swap applications where the MOSFET needs to be robust to manage the high inrush current effectively. AONS32310 delivers high robustness with a 30V MOSFET in a DFN 5x6 package. The AONS32310 has a maximum Rds(on) of 1.05mO at an applied Gate-Source Voltage equal to 10VGS. "High reliability is an essential metric in datacenter infrastructure. The Hot Swap MOSFET is one of the critical components that must be robust and reliable to meet server demands. AONS32310 has high SOA with low on-resistance to meet these demanding application requirements," said Peter H. Wilson. The AONS32310 is immediately available in production quantities with a lead-time of 16 weeks.20.08.2020 11:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_14.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1597939506522/AONS32310_PR.pdfaosmd.com/news.pdf
Pete Malpas Appointed President EMEARS Components has announced the promotion of Pete ...8840PeoplePete Malpas Appointed President EMEARS Components has announced the promotion of Pete Malpas from President of Northern Europe to the role of President EMEA, reporting to Mike England, COO of Electrocomponents. Pete will be responsible for accelerating performance across EMEA. He will lead the commercial operation and business transformation of the region, driving a more aligned and consistent go-to-market approach and value proposition. He will work closely with the Presidents of Asia Pacific and the Americas, sharing best practice and bringing consistency in the ways of working across the global business. Pete will continue to lead Northern Europe until his successor has been appointed. Mike England said: "Under Pete's leadership, I'm confident that we will continue to drive a high-performance culture whilst accelerating our EMEA growth and market share through the execution of a digitally powered and integrated go-to-market strategy. Our primary focus is to simplify our business, accelerate performance, deliver digital transformation, build scale and operate for less to become first choice for our customers, suppliers, people, communities and shareholders." Pete joined RS in 2016 and has been instrumental in leading and transforming the approach to selling effectiveness and implementing the value-added solutions programme across Northern Europe.20.08.2020 11:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_5.jpghttps://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=footer1/release/200820_pete_newappointment_emeauk.rs-online.com/release
Linear Constant-Current CMOS Driver ICTaiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of...8847Product ReleaseLinear Constant-Current CMOS Driver ICTaiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of the TSCR4 family of linear CMOS LED driver ICs, providing a much improved performance drop-in replacement for legacy bipolar drivers. These constant current drivers provide stable LED current over a wide range of conditions including source voltage variations, changes in load or temperature variations. Compared to legacy bipolar LED drivers, the TSCR4 family offers higher current setpoint accuracy and stability, lower quiescent current, tighter output compliance voltage and improved temperature coefficient. These ICs enable upgrades of existing designs for higher performance with no re-design effort required. "The TSCR4 family of LED driver ICs is the perfect part to upgrade a legacy design," reported Sam Wang, Vice President, TSC Products. "The features and performance of these devices at an affordable price point make them an excellent candidate for new designs, as well." Applications include automobile, truck and bus interior and exterior lighting, architectural lighting, signage, advertising and decorative lighting, lighting in refrigerators, freezer cases, kiosks and vending machines, emergency lighting (EXIT signs, stairstep and emergency exit pathway lighting systems).20.08.2020 10:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_13.jpghttps://www.taiwansemi.com/en/taiwansemi.com
Performance of FET Family DoubledEPC advances the performance capability while lowe...8843Product ReleasePerformance of FET Family DoubledEPC advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2215 and EPC2207 200 V eGaN FETs. The applications for these devices include class-D-audio, synchronous rectification, solar MPPTs (maximum power point tracker), DC-DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and multilevel high voltage converters. The EPC2215 (8 m?, 162 Apulsed) and the EPC2207 (22 m?, 54 Apulsed) are about half the size of the prior generation 200 V eGaN devices and double the performance. The performance advantage over a benchmark silicon device is even higher. The EPC2215 has 33% lower on-resistance, yet is 15 times smaller in size. Gate charge (QG) is ten times smaller than the silicon MOSFET benchmark with the new technology, and like all eGaN FETs, there is no reverse recovery charge (QRR) enabling lower distortion class D audio amplifiers as well as more efficient synchronous rectifiers and motor drives. According to Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO, "This latest generation of eGaN FETs achieve higher performance in a smaller, more thermally efficient size, and at a comparable cost to traditional MOSFETs. The inevitable displacement of the aging power MOSFET with GaN devices is becoming clearer every day."20.08.2020 06:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_9.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/2943/EPC-Doubles-the-Performance-of-its-200-V-eGaN-FET-Family-.aspxepc-co.com/News
Distribution Agreement for JapanUnitedSiC has announced it has entered into a dist...8837Industry NewsDistribution Agreement for JapanUnitedSiC has announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Macnica, Inc., a major distributor of semiconductor products in Japan. Macnica will partner with UnitedSiC to distribute its product portfolio to Japanese customers in high-growth applications such as electric vehicles, battery charging, IT infrastructure, renewable energy and circuit protection. Yalcin Bulut, VP of Global Sales and Marketing at UnitedSiC, said, "This partnership focuses on selling and supporting the UnitedSiC product line to a wider group of Japanese power designers by leveraging Macnica's highly regarded technical design-in expertise. This agreement will assure our customers will receive the best support as we grow our business in Japan." Yusuke Kobayashi, President of Altima Company, a division company of Macnica said: "Macnica is pleased to be supporting and selling the UnitedSiC products in Japan. With continued pressure from the power engineers to deliver improved efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness, we are confident we can deliver a value-add solution to the Japanese customers with the UnitedSiC products."19.08.2020 08:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_2.jpghttps://unitedsic.com/news/unitedsic-signs-distribution-agreement-with-macnica-japan/unitedsic.com/news
900 V GaN FET is Now in ProductionTransphorm Inc. announced its second 900 V GaN FET...8850Product Release900 V GaN FET is Now in ProductionTransphorm Inc. announced its second 900 V GaN FET is now in production. The TP90H050WS offers a typical on-resistance of 50 milliohms with a one kilovolt transient spike rating and is now JEDEC qualified. The primary target markets are broad industrial and renewable energy, including applications such as photovoltaic inverters, battery charging, uninterruptable power supplies, lighting and energy storage. Additionally, with the 900 V portfolio, Transphorm is working its way up the voltage range to include three phase applications. Introduced last year, the TP90H050WS is the company's second 900 V device following the TP90H180PS. The two-chip normally-off power transistor delivers a ±20 V gate robustness in a standard TO-247 package, increasing its reliability and designability for power systems. The combination of Transphorm's high-speed GaN and the thermally robust TO-247 package enables systems to reach greater than 99 percent efficiency while generating up to 10 kW of power in typical half bridge configurations with bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction (PFC). "Transphorm's work on its 900 V platform illustrates the capability of high voltage gallium nitride power transistors," said Philip Zuk, VP of Technical Marketing and NA Sales, Transphorm. "This device gives us the ability to support applications that were not previously accessible to us. We have received strong interest when sampling these 50 milliohm FETs. We're proud to say that their availability status has shifted now to high-volume production to meet customer demand."18.08.2020 13:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_16.pnghttps://www.transphormusa.com/en/news/second_900v_gan_fet/transphormusa.com/news
AC/DC Power Supplies PCB or Chassis Mount PackagesTRACO POWER's TMPW line of high-density encapsulat...8849Product ReleaseAC/DC Power Supplies PCB or Chassis Mount PackagesTRACO POWER's TMPW line of high-density encapsulated AC/DC power supplies cover 4 power levels at 5 / 10 / 25 / 50 watts and are available in either PCB mount or chassis-mount packages. Designed for industrial, IoT / IIoT and household/building applications where small size and an economical price are critical. The TMPW offers an extended input range of 90-305 VAC which makes them ideal for a wide range of industrial and household/building applications. Additional features include an I/Oisolation voltage of 4000 VAC, operating temperature range of -40°C to +70°C and Class II safety approvals. An internal EN 55032 Class B filter saves valuable space for an often mandatory external filter. An energy efficient design with < 0.1 watt stand by power consumption combined with to IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 and EN 60335-1 international safety approvals satisfy tomorrow's requirements for a wide range of price-sensitive applications. Products are in stock and available through distributors around the globe with manufacturing lead times of 12-14 weeks.18.08.2020 12:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_15.jpghttp://www.tracopower.us/tmpw/tracopower.us/tmpw
Current Sense TransformersWürth Elektronik expands the product family of WE-...8852Product ReleaseCurrent Sense TransformersWürth Elektronik expands the product family of WE-CST current sense transformers with the new WE-CST EE4.4 series. An innovative manufacturing process not only makes these current sense transformers extremely small (4.7 x 4.65, 3.55 mm), but also provides better insulation. Their insulation voltage of 750 VAC, is 50 percent higher than that of market competitors. The WE-CST series type EE4.4 is suitable for a broad range of high frequency applications up to 1 MHz with currents up to 7 A. Applications for the minute SMT-mountable current sense transformers include AC current measurement, switched mode power supplies, overload detection, load shedding and disconnect detection, metering, load measurement and high frequency current sensing. The current sense transformer displays excellent temperature behavior and is approved for the operating temperature range of -40 to +125°C. WE-CST EE4.4 is available from stock in four different winding ratios from 1:20 to 1:150. Five further variants are set to be added in August. Developers can receive free samples on request. Würth Elektronik does not specify a minimum order quantity.17.08.2020 15:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_18.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113170.phpwe-online.com/news
"Low-Cost" DC-DC ConverterThe TSR-E, TEA, TBA and TEC series from Traco Powe...8864Product Release"Low-Cost" DC-DC ConverterThe TSR-E, TEA, TBA and TEC series from Traco Power are available from 1 to 3 watts covering 12 new product families. They all focus on a simple and effective design approach which is unique to those Traco Power Products. By innovative engineering we have come up with an electrical design which minimizes component and labor costs. Key focus of those designs was to maximize the amount of automatization of the manufacturing process. With this innovative product design, we optimized the automation of the manufacturing process to the maximum. This enabled us to launch cost and quality optimized, low power dc- dc converters which are ideal for your high volume IoT projects. Key specifications of the TSR-E, TEA, TBA, TEC DC-DC converters are standard I/O isolation of 1500VDC with optional 4000VDC, -40°C to +86°C operating temperature range without derating, Available input ranges +/-10%, 2:1 and 4:1, Industry-standard SIP-4, SIP-7 and SIP-8 packages.15.08.2020 07:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_10.jpghttps://www.tracopower.com/de/low-costs-campaigntracopower.com/low-costs-campaign
Controllers for Automotive Always-On SystemsRenesas Electronics announced a pair of 42V dual s...8845Product ReleaseControllers for Automotive Always-On SystemsRenesas Electronics announced a pair of 42V dual synchronous controllers with the lowest 6µA quiescent current and integrated 2A source/3A sink MOSFET drivers that provide primary power stage solutions for the Renesas R-Car H3 and R-Car M3 SoCs. The ISL78264 dual sync buck controller manages the intermediate first stage DC/DC conversion, stepping down the 12V battery system to 5V and 3.3V to power the vehicle's electronic control unit (ECU), in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and digital cockpit systems with 50W-200W power levels. The ISL78263 dual sync boost and buck controller provides DC/DC conversion to support power levels of 25W-100W, while providing a pre-boost if the battery voltage (VBAT) dips to as low as 2.1V during a cranking transient or a start/stop event. "The ISL78264 and ISL78263 provide the ideal primary stage power regulation solutions for Renesas' R-Car H3 and R-Car M3 SoCs, which are introducing the automotive industry to new electronic architectures that improve vehicle performance, efficiency, safety, and reliability," said Niall Lyne, Vice President, Automotive Analog Power & Video Business Division at Renesas. "The controllers' always-on operation and industry's lowest quiescent current gives power system designers the extra margin they need to stay within their 100µA power budget, and can even manage tight budgets down to 50µA. The ISL78264 and ISL78263 integrate strong MOSFET drivers that deliver higher efficiency and power compared to other automotive buck or boost VBAT controller solutions."13.08.2020 08:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_11.jpghttps://www.renesas.com/eu/en/about/press-center/news/2020/news20200813.htmlrenesas.com/news
EMC Testing Laboratories in North America and GermanyMonolithic Power Systems announced that the compan...8836Industry NewsEMC Testing Laboratories in North America and GermanyMonolithic Power Systems announced that the company is poised to open EMC testing facilities in Livonia, Michigan and Ettenheim, Germany in 2020/2021 - adding to their lineup of new design services. These lab facilities will feature EMC chambers for Radiated Emissions and Immunity measurements, shielded chambers for Conducted Emissions, Immunity Measurements, and EMC Engineering and modern workplaces for pulse and electrical testing. MPS has been building on decades of experience in EMC-related topics to solve EMI problems during early design stages with their customers. These new labs will allow anyone to gain access to fully compliant EMC testing equipment. "The further development of our EMC testing capabilities is a key milestone for MPS and a very important step to better serve automotive, consumer, and industrial customers in both the North American and European markets. With these two new laboratories, anyone can benefit from our flexible lab scheduling, which will enable engineers to quickly and easily develop new products that fit their EMC requirements and help shorten design cycles and save costs," said Maurice Sciammas, Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing.13.08.2020 07:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_1.jpghttps://www.monolithicpower.com/en/support/emc-testing-laboratories.htmlmonolithicpower.com
General Counsel TransitionAllegro MicroSystems announced that Chris Brown ha...8821PeopleGeneral Counsel TransitionAllegro MicroSystems announced that Chris Brown has joined the executive leadership team as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Chris is the successor to Richard Kneeland, Allegro's General Counsel since 2007, who has transitioned to the role of Senior Vice President, Special Counsel and Corporate Secretary supporting specific corporate activities. Prior to joining Allegro, Chris Brown served as Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel and Secretary at Finisar Corporation, where he played an instrumental role in multiple public finance and acquisition transactions. "We are excited to welcome Chris to the team," said Ravi Vig, President and CEO of Allegro. "His experience with leading technology companies and extensive knowledge in areas such as M&A, strategic partnerships, IP portfolio management, corporate governance and policy development will be valuable as we continue to grow our business and technologies to help our customers bring their breakthrough innovations to life. I look forward to working with Chris on the continued transformation of our corporation." Brown holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. from Boston College School of Law.12.08.2020 13:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_8.jpghttps://www.allegromicro.com/en/about-allegro/news-room/2020/general%20council%20transitionallegromicro.com/news-room
12-Bit Analog-to-Digital ConvertersMouser Electronics is now stocking the ADS7028 and...8854Product Release12-Bit Analog-to-Digital ConvertersMouser Electronics is now stocking the ADS7028 and ADS7138 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) from Texas Instruments (TI). The 8-channel, multiplexed, successive approximation register (SAR) ADCs provide reliable performance for applications, such as rack servers, AC drive power stage modules, automotive center information displays, and mobile robot CPU boards. The TI ADS7028 and ADS7138 ADCs, available from Mouser Electronics, feature eight channels that can be configured in any combination of analog inputs, digital inputs, or digital outputs. The devices feature an internal oscillator for ADC processes, as well as a built-in cyclical redundancy check for power-up configuration and data read/write operations. Both ADCs feature open-drain, push-pull digital outputs for I/O expansion, while the devices' analog watchdog function includes an event counter for transient rejection and programmable thresholds for each channel. The ADCs feature wide operating ranges of 2.35V to 5.5V AVDD and 1.65V to 5.5V DVDD. The ADS7028 communicates through an SPI-compatible interface with a sampling frequency of 1 MSPS, while the ADS7138 communicates using an I²C-compatible interface capable of operating at a frequency of up to 3.4 MHz. Both ADCs operate in either autonomous or single-shot conversion mode. The ADS7028 ADC also offers a root-mean-square module that computes a 16-bit true RMS output for any analog input, as well as a zero-crossing-detect module that features built-in transient rejection and hysteresis near configurable threshold crossings.11.08.2020 17:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_20.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/publicrelations_ti_ads7028_ads7138_adcs_2020final/eu.mouser.com/publicrelations
USB-C Power Delivery SolutionsOvercome the challenges of implementing USB-C Powe...8827Product ReleaseUSB-C Power Delivery SolutionsOvercome the challenges of implementing USB-C Power Delivery (PD) with the MAX77958 USB-C PD controller and the MAX77962 28W buck-boost charger from Maxim Integrated Products. As portable devices add new technologies such as 5G connectivity and 4K video, many are changing from single-cell to two-series (2S) cell architectures. With this change comes the need for higher power delivery via USB-C PD and higher-power charging (25W or higher). With the MAX77958 USB-C PD controller, designers can now cut development time by three months with an out-of-the-box USB-C PD compliant solution, while also reducing the solution size in half with the MAX77962 buck-boost charger. The MAX77958 standalone USB-C PD controller saves three months of design, development and testing time with an out-of-the-box USB-C PD 3.0 compliant solution with Fast Role Swap and Dual Role Port (DRP) support. The MAX77962 integrates high-voltage FETs (30V absolute maximum voltage) capable of delivering 28W of charging power in half the size of other 28W solutions. This buck-boost charger accepts an input voltage range from 3.5V to 23V, supporting USB-C PD as well as legacy USB sources. "Rapid battery charging for USB-C devices will alter the consumer electronics landscape," said Bakul Damle, business management director, Mobile Power Business Unit at Maxim Integrated. "The MAX77958 and MAX77962 can help speed these new capabilities to market by helping developers adopt the new USB-C PD standard."11.08.2020 09:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_14.jpghttps://www.maximintegrated.com/en/aboutus/newsroom.html/pr_723970265#.XzOhy08HY4Y.gmailmaximintegrated.com/newsroom
AC/DC Power Module for Industrial and Medical ApplicationsCOSEL announced the addition of a 1.2 kW, compact ...8824Product ReleaseAC/DC Power Module for Industrial and Medical ApplicationsCOSEL announced the addition of a 1.2 kW, compact and low profile, onboard AC/DC power module. Designed for demanding worldwide applications, the TUNS1200 has an input voltage range of 85VAC to 305VAC and is certified to meet industrial and medical standards. Packaged in a sealed plastic case with aluminum baseplate the TUNS1200 has a height of just 12.7 mm (0.5") and weighs less than 280 grams. Compared to existing 1kW onboard AC/DC modules, the TUNS1200's footprint is 36% smaller while delivering 21% more power. The unit can be operated from -40C to +100C baseplate temperatures. TUNS1200 modules can be paralleled up to nine units (up to 9,750W), their output voltage can be adjusted down to zero volts, and is easily set to constant voltage or constant current operating modes. Thanks to COSEL's high efficiency topology, the TUNS1200 delivers 21% more power in a 36% smaller footprint than existing AC/DC modules. Packaged in sealed housing with an aluminum baseplate, the TUNS1200 is the latest member of COSEL's TUNS series, which includes a 50W ¼ brick, 100W ½ brick and 300, 500 and 700W full brick units. Designed with the latest technology, the TUNS1200 delivers its full power up to +85 degrees centigrade baseplate temperature, and is able to operate safely at up to +100 degrees centigrade with a derating.11.08.2020 06:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_11.jpghttps://www.coseleurope.eu/news-item-618-cosel-launches-world-leading-1200w-ac-dc-powercoseleurope.eu/news
Partnership for Digital Product Selector ToolDigi-Key Electronics announced that it has expande...8814Industry NewsPartnership for Digital Product Selector ToolDigi-Key Electronics announced that it has expanded its tool offerings by signing a global partnership with EAO to provide Digi-Key customers with a Digital Product Selector (DPS) tool for emergency stop switches. EAO's Digital Product Selector is an interactive and intuitive virtual configuration tool, enabling engineers and designers to easily configure products online to their specific needs. EAO's Digital Product Selector, exclusively offered by Digi-Key, takes the guess work out of configuring emergency stop switches for engineers and designers The DPS tool offers an engaging user experience for customers to select emergency stop switches and configure them to their needs based on 3D photo realistic selections, as well as parametric input. Customers can view 360-degree images, mounting depths, dimensional representations, illumination previews, and panel mounted views. Users can also download files such as data sheets designed for specific configuration, CAD drawings, launch installation videos and certifications. The tool gives customers access to over 130 parts, which can be configured in more than 2,000 different combinations. Once a customer has selected a configured emergency stop switch to meet their specific needs, they may add it to their cart and purchase it through Digi-Key's website.11.08.2020 06:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_1.jpghttps://www.digikey.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/august/digi-key-announces-global-partnership-with-eao-corporation-for-new-digital-product-selector-tooldigikey.com/news
Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter SeriesTDK Corporation announces the addition of 12.5A 30...8844Product ReleaseBuck-Boost DC-DC Converter SeriesTDK Corporation announces the addition of 12.5A 300W rated models to the i7C non-isolated DC-DC converter series. With an input range of 9 to 53Vdc, the output can be adjusted from 5 to 28V. The i7C topology enables a seamless transition from buck (voltage reduction) to boost (voltage increase) operation. The series is ideal for generating additional high power outputs, from existing 12, 24, 36 or 48V system voltages, in medical, communications, industrial, test and measurement and battery powered equipment. Efficiencies of up to 96% minimize power losses, allowing the product to operate and deliver high useable power in demanding thermal environments. Under light load conditions, the i7C's control techniques significantly reduce power dissipation. A 5mA input current draw is typical under zero load conditions. This can be reduced to typically 0.25mA when the remote on-off is utilized to place the unit in standby mode. The low quiescent current allows battery powered equipment to remain functional longer during periods of non-operation. The basic feature models include an output voltage adjustment pin, positive or negative logic remote on-off, positive remote sense, plus input under-voltage, over-current and thermal protection. The full-featured models are equipped with a power good signal, output current monitoring and the ability to synchronize the operating frequency to minimize system noise.10.08.2020 07:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_10.jpghttps://www.us.lambda.tdk.com/news/press-releases/2020000067.htmllambda.tdk.com/news
Passive Oscilloscope Probes for Dense PCBsThe Model 701949 and 702907 passive oscilloscope p...8825Product ReleasePassive Oscilloscope Probes for Dense PCBsThe Model 701949 and 702907 passive oscilloscope probes from Yokogawa are intended to expand the usability and applications of Yokogawa's DLM3000 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope. The 701949 10:1 miniature passive probe is designed for high density PCBs, with a slim probe head that provides good visibility during operation. It also features a built-in spring mechanism at the tip that prevents slippage by automatically adjusting the load. A wide range of accessories is available, suitable for high-speed signals such as ICs and high-density mounting boards for various applications. The 701949 frequency bandwidth ranges are DC to 500MHz, with an input voltage of +/-400V RMS. The 702907 offers a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C, it also has a long probe length of 2.5 m, making it easy to keep the measuring instrument away from the high temperature measurement point. Longer probes are also required to connect the measuring instrument to a temperature-controlled chamber. Frequency bandwidth ranges are DC to 200MHz, with an input voltage of +/-1000V DC + AC peak. To ensure reliability under severe environmental conditions, these probes have been proved to withstand a cable mount pulling force of 60 N and have been tested over 500 temperature cycles. In addition the probes can also be used with a range of probe tip conversion adaptors to connect the probe to the application in the most convenient way.07.08.2020 07:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_12.jpghttps://tmi.yokogawa.com/eu/news/press-releases/2020/new-passive-oscilloscope-probes-ideal-for-dense-pcbs-and-a-wide-temperature-range/tmi.yokogawa.com/news
Tutorial on Testing Automotive Power ModulesThe ECPE Guideline AQG 324 is prepared and release...8835Event NewsTutorial on Testing Automotive Power ModulesThe ECPE Guideline AQG 324 is prepared and released by the ECPE Working Group ´Automotive Power Module Qualification´ comprising ECPE member companies from the automotive supply chain. The original version is based on the supply specification LV 324 which has been developed by German automotive OEMs together with representatives from the power electronics supplier industry. The described tests concern the module design as well as the qualification of devices on module level (i.e. the assembly) but not the qualification of semiconductor chips or manufacturing processes. The requirements, test conditions and tests presented in the tutorial essentially refer to power modules based on Si power semiconductors while wide bandgap power semicon-ductors (e.g. SiC or GaN) are addressed but not yet fully covered by the Guideline. The Tutorial, 7 - 8 October 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany, with speakers from the AQG 324 Core Team will give practical information and advice how to test power modules according to the AQG 324 Guideline under comparable conditions. It aims at direct users from beginners to senior experts coming from power module suppliers, automotive tier 1 suppliers or test service and equipment providers.06.08.2020 07:00:00Aug\images\news_ecpe.pnghttps://www.ecpe.org/events/workshops-tutorials/all/details/evt/mdl/ed/0/266/rid/bid/ldid/eyJtZWRpYUZpbHRlciI6eyJtZWRpYUxpc3RVcmkiOiJ8fHx8fHx8In0sImV2ZW50RmlsdGVyIjp7ImV2ZW50TGlzdFVyaSI6IjF8bHVmZWRpdG1lZGlhbGlicmFyeXxNZWRpYUxpYnJhcnl8TWVkaWFMaWJyYXJ5fGV2ZW50TGlzdHwyODd8MjAzN3wiLCJlbnRlcmVkUGVyaW9kQ3VycmVudCI6dHJ1ZX0sInJvYWRtYXBGaWx0ZXIiOnsicm9hZG1hcExpc3RVcmkiOiJ8fHx8fHx8In0sImJyb2NodXJlRmlsdGVyIjp7ImJyb2NodXJlTGlzdFVyaSI6Inx8fHx8fHwifSwibGVnYWxEb2N1bWVudEZpbHRlciI6eyJsZWdhbERvY3VtZW50TGlzdFVyaSI6Inx8fHx8fHwifX0%3D/ecpe.org/workshops-tutorials
Andre Willis Announced as VP EngineeringPre-Switch announced Andre Willis as VP of Enginee...8816PeopleAndre Willis Announced as VP EngineeringPre-Switch announced Andre Willis as VP of Engineering. Previously a founder of HiQ Solar, Willis is an inventor and creator with over 30 years power design experience. He joins Pre-Switch to provide the expertise necessary to take the company's EV products through the commercialization phase from prototypes to volume sales. Comments Bruce Renouard, Pre-Switch CEO: "We are delighted to welcome Andre to our team. He has an outstanding leadership and technical track record, with particular strengths in SiC inverter development, and he has already made immediate contributions to our global EV program and CleanWave200 inverter evaluation system." Pre-Switch has also strengthened its design and manufacturing resource with additions to its hardware and software engineering and development teams. Former VP Engineering Derek Kroes remains a vital member of the Pre-Switch advisory board. Pre-Switch is enabling customers to build high voltage inverters for EVs and other applications with an almost pure sine wave output. Their technology reduces switching losses to effectively zero and enables increased switching frequencies which results in an EV range increase of 5-12%.05.08.2020 08:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_3.jpghttps://www.pre-switch.com/pre-switch.com
Digital Storage OscilloscopeTektronix announced the availability of the TBS100...8829Product ReleaseDigital Storage OscilloscopeTektronix announced the availability of the TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope, a cost-sensitive addition to the test and measurement company's entry portfolio and an expansion of the TBS1000 series. The TBS1000C series boasts a 7-inch WVGA color display with up to 1 GS/s sample rate and bandwidths from 50 MHz to 200 MHz. This series also includes Tektronix's HelpEverywhere system, which provides useful tips and hints throughout the user interface, increasing approachability for new users. In addition to the TBS1000C series, Tektronix released the 3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope in 2019 and the TBS2000B Digital Storage Oscilloscope series earlier in 2020, broadening its portfolio of benchtop solutions. "It's important that Tektronix is continually providing new and enhanced solutions that help grow and develop the next generation of engineers," says Chris Witt, vice president and general manager at Tektronix. "We are excited to show our commitment to reimagining our entry solutions offerings through these new and enhanced instruments." Tektronix's entry portfolio of oscilloscopes offer tiered functionality and cost. The TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope is the most introductory series, designed for quick hands-on learning and easy operation. In addition to a 7-inch WVGA color display, the graticule with 10 vertical divisions and 15 horizontal divisions enables users to see more signals per screen.04.08.2020 11:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_16.jpghttp://news.tektronix.com/2020-08-04-Tektronix-Enhances-Entry-Solutions-Portfolio-with-Expanded-TBS1000C-Digital-Storage-Oscilloscope,1news.tektronix.com
PPTCs Protect Portable DevicesLittelfuse announced a series of PPTCs designed to...8828Product ReleasePPTCs Protect Portable DevicesLittelfuse announced a series of PPTCs designed to help make the next generation of today's most-used consumer electronics smaller and more reliable. The PolySwitch zeptoSMDC series provides robust overcurrent and overvoltage protection on the signal lines for both the lithium ion battery pack ICs and fuel gauge. These PPTCs are for high voltage (13 VDC) applications. Available in the small 0201 surface-mount size, they are ideal for increasingly smaller mobile and wearable product designs. Part of the Littelfuse PolySwitch family of resettable overcurrent protection devices, the series is best suited for consumer electronics applications such as Smartphones, Notebook PCs, Tablets, and e-Readers, Wearables (Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers), Wireless speakers, Portable game players, Portable medical equipment and Mobile point-of-sale (POS). "The zeptoSMDC is smaller than any currently available components in its class," said Jin Xu, Product Manager at Littelfuse. "This enables electronics designers to more easily reduce the overall size of their portable, mobile, and wearable products while providing exceptional protection for the battery fuel gauge and battery management IC."04.08.2020 10:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_15.jpghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2020/08.04-smallest-littelfuse-pptcs-protect-portable-devices.aspxlittelfuse.com/news
Super Capacitors Reach 600FCDE's Illinois Capacitor brand DGH Series of super...8832Product ReleaseSuper Capacitors Reach 600FCDE's Illinois Capacitor brand DGH Series of supercapacitors has been expanded, with capacitance values up to 600 Farads. The DGH Series includes 24 different value/voltage combinations, ranging in capacitance from 0.5F (Farad) to 600F, with voltage ratings from 2.7 to 5.5 WVDC. Operating temperature range from -40 ºC to 65 ºC at maximum WVDC, or from -40 ºC to 85 ºC at 2.3 volts. Multiple devices can be banked in parallel or series for even higher voltage or capacitance. Because of their massive energy storage, DGH supercaps can discharge instantaneous bursts of power to smooth power interruptions, supplement batteries, or even be used in place of batteries in certain applications. Unlike batteries, DGH supercaps do not degrade with each cycle. At 2.7 volts, operating life is rated at 10 years with 500,000 charge/discharge cycles. Applications for these supercapacitors include: energy harvesting, IoT systems, mechanical actuators, transportation power, smart electric meters, pulse battery pack alternatives, memory backup, battery/capacitor hybrids, UPS systems, emergency lighting, LED power, solar lighting and many other devices requiring maximum energy storage in a minimum of space. Radial, two-pin snap-in, four-pin snap-in, and dual pack configurations in the series are available, depending on voltage and capacitance combinations. 03.08.2020 14:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_19.jpghttps://www.cde.com/news/2020/7/dgh-expansioncde.com/news
Power Module for Mid-Power Electric Vehicle Traction InvertersInfineon Technologies introduces an IGBT power mod...8834Product ReleasePower Module for Mid-Power Electric Vehicle Traction InvertersInfineon Technologies introduces an IGBT power module tailored to the needs of electric vehicle traction inverters in the 80 kW to 100 kW power class: the HybridPACK DC6i. This six pack module is optimized to deliver an excellent fit of system cost and performance to hybrid and small battery electric vehicles. It combines Infineon's established EDT2 IGBTs with package technologies for compactness, very good thermal management at reduced material cost, and an easy installation. The global boom of vehicle electrification puts the design of cost-effective traction inverters into focus. In this context, selecting the power module plays an important role; system designers are looking for the best-sized module with the optimal silicon area for the required performance. Within Infineon's portfolio, the HybridPACK DC6i is positioned between the HybridPACK1 family and the more powerful HybridPACK Drive family. The module has the same compact footprint (7.2 cm x 14 cm) as the HybridPACK1 – 25 percent smaller than the HybridPACK Drive – but the available output power is more than 50 percent higher. While the HybridPACK1 uses Infineon's IGBT3 technology, the HybridPACK DC6i is equipped with the latest EDT2 IGBTs. Furthermore, the module has six screw connectors to the DC-link capacitor compared to two in the HybridPACK1 family. This enables a low-inductive design with a stray inductance of 15 nH.30.07.2020 16:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_21.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFATV202007-084.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
Class I & II Medical and Industrial Power SuppliesTDK Corporation announces the introduction of the ...8830Product ReleaseClass I & II Medical and Industrial Power SuppliesTDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand CUS400M AC-DC power supply series in the industry standard 3 x 5" footprint. Rated at 400W with forced air, the series can continuously deliver 250W, with peaks of up to 400W for 30 minutes. when convection or conduction cooled. This is considerably longer than many products on the market. These power supplies are ideal for applications with occasional peak demands, including hospital beds, dental chairs and other motor driven products. The CUS400M meets curve B conducted and radiated EMI in either a Class I or Class II (double insulated) construction, without the need for external filtering of shielding. The CUS400M series accepts an 85 to 264Vac input and is available with 12V and 24V outputs initially, with 15V, 19V, 28V, 36V and 48V models following shortly. A 5V 2A or 12V 0.83A standby voltage, remote on/off, remote sense, DC Good and AC Fail signals can be specified as an option. The power supplies are available with multiple mechanical configurations. Open frame, metal baseplate, U channel and enclosed models are in production now, with the top fan version later in the year.30.07.2020 12:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_17.jpghttps://www.us.lambda.tdk.com/news/press-releases/2020000066.htmlus.lambda.tdk.com/news
Dirk Knorr and Josef Wörner Take Over ManagementDirk Knorr and Josef Wörner have been appointed as...8819PeopleDirk Knorr and Josef Wörner Take Over ManagementDirk Knorr and Josef Wörner have been appointed as General Managers for the German business of the Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG, having been a part of the management circle of the company for years. Dirk Knorr, a graduate industrial engineer and trained industrial electronics technician, was recently head of international quality and environmental management at Würth Elektronik. The 44-year-old was also responsible for risk management and material compliance. Before joining Würth Elektronik in 2005, he worked as a project manager for key accounts at a company for system solutions in the electronics industry. Josef Wörner (51) started his training as a telecommunications engineer at Deutsche Bundespost and made his career in sales at a German manufacturer of passive components. Since 2001, he has held various positions at Würth Elektronik eiSos, including the title of Director responsible for the Electromechanics Division since 2017. He will continue to be responsible for this division. Both will remain as General Managers of the German Würth Elektronik eiSos, but as part of their functions on the Management Board, they will devote more time to the management and strategic orientation of the entire Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, which includes a continuously growing number of companies and production sites all over the world.30.07.2020 11:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_6.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113154.phpwe-online.com/news
Low-Profile Surface-Mount Schottky DiodesSTMicroelectronics has launched 26 Schottky diodes...8833Product ReleaseLow-Profile Surface-Mount Schottky DiodesSTMicroelectronics has launched 26 Schottky diodes in low-profile SMA and SMB Flat packages, covering voltage ratings from 25 to 200V and current ratings from 1 to 5A. The 1.0mm-high devices have 50% lower profile than diodes in standard SMA and SMB packages, enabling designers to increase power density and save space. SMA and SMB footprint compatibility allows easy drop-in replacement. In addition, ST's new Schottky diodes have higher current ratings than standard alternatives of the same footprint, allowing migration of existing circuits that contain SMC diodes to ST's smaller SMB Flat devices, and similarly from SMB to SMA Flat. With their inherently low forward voltage, these state-of-the-art devices deliver superior energy efficiency for industrial and consumer applications such as power supplies and auxiliary supplies, chargers, digital signage, game consoles, set-top boxes, e-bikes, computer peripherals, servers, telecom cards, and 5G repeaters. With long-term availability assured by ST's 10-year Product Longevity Commitment, the Schottky diodes offer designers choices from the 30V/1A STPS130AFN and STPS1L30AFN in SMA Flat to the 200V/4A STPS4S200UFN and 100V/5A STPS5H100UFN in SMB Flat. All devices have specified avalanche characteristics and feature a notched lead suitable for wave soldering and reflow.29.07.2020 15:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_20.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4270.htmlnewsroom.st.com
Radiation-Hardened Components for NASA's Mars Perseverance RoverNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent the Rover Pers...8820Industry NewsRadiation-Hardened Components for NASA's Mars Perseverance RoverNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent the Rover Perseverance on a journey to Mars. The landing on the Red Planet is targeted for February 2021. IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies company, supplied thousands of mission-critical radiation-hardened (rad hard) components for the rover. This marks the company's fifth time with power electronics aboard a NASA Mars rover, with heritage in these missions starting with Sojourner in 1997, Opportunity and Spirit in 2004, and Curiosity in 2012. "IR HiRel has been privileged to supply high-reliability power conversion solutions in space programs over the decades," said Eric Toulouse, Vice-President and General Manager of IR HiRel. "The Mars Perseverance launch marks another important milestone in space exploration, and we are honored to have our semiconductor technologies used to power up this spacecraft." Several rover subsystems, such as the flight computer, motor control, radar, and mission instrument suite, integrate IR HiRel space-grade MOSFETs, ICs and other power control products that ensure reliable operation in the harsh space environment. Perseverance carries a groundbreaking scientific instrument suite designed to test new technology and conduct advanced research in the harsh Martian environment. All this for seeking signs of habitable conditions and microbial life in the ancient past.29.07.2020 12:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_7.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFIHR202007-083.htmlinfineon.com/press
PCIM Asia Conference 2020PCIM Asia will take place from 16 – 18 November 20...8823Event NewsPCIM Asia Conference 2020PCIM Asia will take place from 16 – 18 November 2020 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Held concurrently with the three-day trade fair is the reputable PCIM Asia Conference, which will once again bring together the brightest minds, foremost innovations and hottest trends in the areas of power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management from around the world. For the first time, the conference will be hosted online and offline simultaneously. Thought-provoking and practical, the PCIM Asia Conference is recognised as one of Asia's most influential conferences in the field of power electronics. As an integral part of PCIM Asia, the conference aims to provide a professional, effective platform that enables leading individuals from the sector of power electronics to exchange ideas and progress technologies that drive the industry forward. The conference will once again gather top-notch academics from all over the world in Shanghai, to share ground-breaking research and innovations, as well as insights on the trends and future development of the industry. Online conference to be held concurrently with the offline conference PCIM Europe, the sister fair of PCIM Asia, successfully moved its international exhibition and conference online from 7 – 8 July 2020. Following the success of PCIM Europe, the PCIM Asia Conference will take place both online and offline for the first time, which allows attendees from all over the world to join this not-to-be-missed annual event.28.07.2020 15:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_10.jpeghttps://pcimasia-expo.cn.messefrankfurt.com/shanghai/en/press/press-releases/2020/PCIM20-PR5-EN.htmlpcimasia-expo.cn./press
LED Driver Offers Single Solution for Automotive Applications Taiwan Semiconductor announces the introduction of...8805Product ReleaseLED Driver Offers Single Solution for Automotive Applications Taiwan Semiconductor announces the introduction of the TS19501 single channel, dimmable LED driver targeting high-brightness automotive applications. Due to the device’s highly integrated design, this single IC is well suited for virtually every automotive LED application: high and low beam headlights; daytime running lights; turn indicators; position indicator lights; fog lights; ATV and four-wheel drive high-brightness lamps. The IC is also offered in a version ideal for a wide range of non-automotive DC-input LED lighting applications. “The lighting market including automotive lighting is moving toward replacing halogen and incandescent lighting with high efficiency LEDs,” reported Sam Wang, Vice President, TSC Products. “The need for highly integrated LED drivers which save assembly time and cost and afford designers maximum design flexibility is critical as electrification of transportation continues.” The TS19501, while not the first driver to address this growing market, does provide designers with more flexibility, lower pin count and typically lower external parts count than competing devices. 28.07.2020 14:14:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_20.jpghttps://www.taiwansemi.com/en/products/details/TS19501CB10Htaiwansemi.com/products
ExpoElectronica New DatesThe Covid-19 pandemic has impacted virtually all i...8801Event NewsExpoElectronica New DatesThe Covid-19 pandemic has impacted virtually all industries and spheres of life, in Russia and globally. The Decree of the Governor of the Moscow Region dated 12 March 2020 introduced a ban on holding mass events in the Moscow Region, and this ban was then repeatedly extended. Subsequently, despite formal lifting of the aforementioned ban, confirmation by the organizer of compliance with the Standard for the functioning of organizations carrying out activities for the organization of conferences (congresses) and exhibitions in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) was made a condition precedent for resumption of exhibition organizing activity, and this Standard was not issued for a long time. This uncertainty led to us being unable to carry out all the necessary preparation activities in respect of the exhibition ExpoElectronica, which are lengthy and involve multi-stage process. Considering the above, and in the best interests of the industry, it has been decided that the exhibition ExpoElectronica will take place on the following new dates: 13–15 April 2021. For more information please address the exhibition team and follow the news on our website.24.07.2020 19:00:00Jul\images\news_expoelectronica.pnghttp://www.expoelectronica.ru/Articles/datesnewexpoelectronica.ru
Silicon Carbide Transistors Improve Efficiency in Home Storage SystemsA major challenge of PV home storage is that the b...8800Industry NewsSilicon Carbide Transistors Improve Efficiency in Home Storage SystemsA major challenge of PV home storage is that the batteries are charged within a few hours in intense sunlight and then discharged at very low power, or partial load, over a long time period during the night. Because of this, battery inverters in home storage systems should have high conversion efficiency over the largest power range possible. In the HyBaG project, which started in 2017, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in collaboration with Kaco New Energy and STS - Spezial-Transformatoren Stockach has developed a low-loss hybrid inverter which functions efficiently even at partial load. A central component of Fraunhofer ISE’s work in the project was to develop compact and modular battery controllers. This could be achieved by using novel gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) power components. These modern transister bridge circuits are the core of modern battery chargers and enable increasingly faster switching with lower losses. In the project, various approaches to optimize the partial load efficiency were examined by simulation. Prototypes were then constructed using the best resulting concepts. Both the hardware as well as the control software for the power electronics were optimized. Different circuitry topologies were investigated and their partial load efficiencies were evaluated at low power levels.23.07.2020 18:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_15.jpghttps://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en/press-media/press-releases/2020/silicon-carbide-transistors-improve-efficiency-in-home-storage-systems.html?utm_source=mailing&utm_campaign=2020-pi-18-enise.fraunhofer.de/press-releases
Positive Outlook for SPS 2020The Bavarian Government has approved the protectio...8792Event NewsPositive Outlook for SPS 2020The Bavarian Government has approved the protection and hygiene concept for exhibitions in Bavaria signaling the go-ahead for the SPS 2020 in Nuremberg from 24 - 26 November 2020. In addition to numerous national exhibitors, many international exhibitors have also confirmed their attendance and are looking forward to the exhibition season with eager anticipation. The exhibition area and confirmed number of exhibitors to date are only slightly down on the same period last year despite the corona pandemic. This underlines the exhibition’s importance for the industry. “The importance of exhibitions to the economy is akin to that of automation for industry – one of the most important drivers. SPS is a fixed date on the calendars of automation companies and we are all very much looking forward to meeting up in Nuremberg in person at the end of the year,” sums up Sylke Schulz-Metzner, Vice President SPS of Mesago Messe Frankfurt. For the event organizer Mesago, the well-being of all attendees of SPS 2020 is paramount. Together with NürnbergMesse, it has therefore developed a concept covering all the necessary organizational, hygiene, and medical aspects. The entire exhibition has been organized to accommodate observance of the minimum social distancing requirement of 1.5 m at all times. In addition, a mandatory face covering requirement has been introduced for anyone inside the building plus amendments to the catering concept and the provision of sufficient space in the hall entrances and waiting areas. There will be no ticket sales on site, visitors must register in advance via the ticket shop.23.07.2020 11:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_7.jpghttps://sps.mesago.com/nuernberg/en/press/press-releases/sps-press-releases/positive-outlook-sps2020.htmlsps.mesago.com/press
Technology for Battery Management ApplicationsAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the releas...8818Industry NewsTechnology for Battery Management ApplicationsAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of RigidCSP for battery management. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has developed a RigidCSP technology where you can decrease the on-resistance while increasing the mechanical strength to reduce breakage during assembly and stress during the lifetime of the battery MOSFET. The new package technology is ideal for applications such as smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin notebooks. As requirements increase for higher charging current, then ultra-low electrical resistance is needed for improved performance. In standard WL- CSP, the substrate can be a significant portion of the total resistance on the back-to-back MOSFETs. A thinner substrate will reduce the overall resistance but also will drastically reduce the mechanical strength. This reduction of mechanical strength can lead to more stress during the PCB assembly reflow process, which can lead to die warpage or die crack, which leads to failure in the application. "Using RigidCSP technology offers performance improvement with high robustness. RigidCSP can be used for high aspect ratio CSP die size, and RigidCSP can enable an overall reduction in warpage/breakage from assembly board manufacturing," said Peter H. Wilson, Marketing Director of MOSFET product line at AOS.23.07.2020 10:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_5.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1595523147616/AOCR3x326-330_PR.pdfaosmd.com/news.pdf
Joining ForcesFoxy Power GmbH, a Berlin based company focused on...8788Industry NewsJoining ForcesFoxy Power GmbH, a Berlin based company focused on strategy, business development, and sales for innovative and disruptive technologies in power electronics, and Electronic Minds LTD have signed a cooperation agreement. “With our product value maximization concept we can also provide manufacturers valuable market information and customer feedback”, says Christopher Rocneanu, CEO and Founder of Foxy Power, “ now with the support of Electronic Minds we can additionally offer in-depth application support and technical insights into all stages of the product life cycle”. “Foxy Powers focus on disruptive technologies in power electronics fits very well with our proven experience in providing high performance solutions in eMobility and energy applications utilizing wide bandgap semiconductors and real time digital control” adds Dr. Iain Mosely, CEO and Founder, ” this new partnership will provide a complete solution for new market players and startups.” Interested customers can sent requests to sales@foxypower.com or call +4915121063411.23.07.2020 07:00:00Jul\images\news_foxypower.jpghttps://www.linkedin.com/company/foxy-power-gmbh/linkedin.com/foxy-power
Optimized EMC Conditions in Electrical Drive SystemsFrequency converters allow the dynamic operation o...8802Product ReleaseOptimized EMC Conditions in Electrical Drive SystemsFrequency converters allow the dynamic operation of electric drives, but at the same time their functional principle inherently results in high-frequency interferences. Line filters are usually installed to keep high frequency, grid-bound interferences out of the power grid in accordance with EMC standards. However, if one follows the interference paths more closely, it becomes clear that the source are the power semiconductors inside the converter and that those interferences affect the output lines as well. While sine wave filters reduce line to line interferences at the inverter output, a different type of interference can bypass a normal sine wave filter. These interferences, which have the same phase in all lines, are known as common mode noise. This assessment led to equip a sine filter with an additional component to suppress common mode noise: the common mode filter. Common mode interferences show up in distorted line-to-earth voltages at the output of the frequency converter. The utilization of a common mode filter eliminates the interferences and returns the signal to its original sinusoidal waveform. Sine filters equipped with a common mode filter are also known as all-pole sine filter. The only requirement for the utilization of FUSS EMV all-pole sine filter is a minimum switching frequency of at least 6 kHz. For applications running at lower switching frequencies, custom built all-pole filters can be designed to meet specific requirements. 23.07.2020 06:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_17.jpghttp://www.fuss-emv.de/fuss-emv.de
Calibrated EFT/Burst Magnetic Field Sources Investigations of the immunity of integrated circu...8809Product ReleaseCalibrated EFT/Burst Magnetic Field Sources Investigations of the immunity of integrated circuits (ICs) and printed circuit boards are important for testing components and assemblies during development. With the magnetic field sources of the H4-IC and H5-IC sets, Langer EMV-Technik offers specialized tools for small-scale injection of burst pulses into ICs, line structures and assemblies. The EFT/Burst magnetic field sources are characterized by a high achievable field strength of up to 200 mT. This means that circuits can also be subjected to a relevant field even through their housing. The reactions of the circuit enable its analysis with regard to interference immunity and signal safety. The safety of a circuit can be assessed during different functional stages of the circuit (e.g. during booting or switching operations). The frequency response of EFT/burst magnetic field sources is optimized for the transmission of standard pulses of a burst generator (according to IEC 61000-4-4). The BS 06DU-s field source of the H5-IC set reaches a maximum flux density of approx. 150 mT at its peak. Due to the design of the field source, the field lines are repelled by the field source tip and therefore achieve a high efficiency even at a greater distance.22.07.2020 15:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_24.jpghttps://www.langer-emv.de/en/index/langer-emv.de
Professional Education Seminars Call for ProposalsAPEC 2021 continues the tradition of focusing on t...8822Event NewsProfessional Education Seminars Call for ProposalsAPEC 2021 continues the tradition of focusing on the practical aspects of the power electronics profession, the Professional Education Seminars address the need for in-depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. Each seminar combines practical application with theory designed to further educate the working professional in power electronics or related fields. The call for proposals is now open and the deadline to submit is September 4, 202022.07.2020 14:00:00Jul\images\news_apec.jpghttp://apec-conf.org/conference/seminars/professional-education/apec-conf.org
Single Phase Block FilterSCHURTER completes its portfolio of ultra-compact ...8826Product ReleaseSingle Phase Block FilterSCHURTER completes its portfolio of ultra-compact single-phase filters with a generation of particularly high-performance thanks to a double stage filter design. FMBB EP is the name of the latest member in the completely closed steel housing. Ever more powerful and at the same time ever more compact design – these are the requirements for state-of-the-art electronic devices. The filters of the FMBB EP family are particularly suitable wherever such equipment is confronted with stubbornly high EMI interference signals. Highly clocked semiconductors generate increasingly strong interference frequencies. This massively increases the requirements for compliance with EMC. Typical applications include test and measurement equipment, professional kitchen equipment, medical and critical industrial applications. The filters use the same housings as the proven FMBB NEO filter series. These housings are spot welded, thus completely closed, resulting in significantly improved attenuation behavior. Thanks to top-quality components (generously dimensioned film capacitors, chokes with highly permeable cores), an exceptionally broad-band attenuation is achieved. The FMBB EP filter series has 6.3 x 0.8 mm plug-in connections or threaded connections for quick and easy wiring. Thanks to a metal flange, excellent ground connection is ensured when screwed to the chassis. The standard versions can be used over a temperature range from -40 °C to 100 °C.22.07.2020 08:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_13.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/Newsroom/Timeline/Single-phase-block-filter-with-excellent-performanceschurter.com/Newsroom
Bringing Disruptive Power Electronics to the Road Track and the SkiesGaN Systems and BrightLoop Converters announced th...8797Industry NewsBringing Disruptive Power Electronics to the Road Track and the SkiesGaN Systems and BrightLoop Converters announced their strategic partnership to develop the latest AC/DC and DC/DC Converter products for electric motorsport and aerospace applications. Leveraging GaN Systems’ 650V GaN transistors, BrightLoop produces a range of converters that are smaller, lighter, and more efficient than currently available in the market. GaN is a key component for applications in industries requiring high power performance and reliability. BrightLoop’s most recent family of DCDC converters, including the 1.9 kW, 4.8 kW, and 9.6 kW DCDC converters designed for hybrid and electric racing, incorporates GaN Systems transistors and are around half the size and weight of the company’s first generation DCDC converter developed without GaN. BrightLoop continues to make advancements using GaN to produce lighter and more compact converters. BrightLoop’s DCDC converters are now used in many of the Formula E teams and the winning team from 2019. The converter’s function is to power all the low-voltage electronics including pumps, lighting, and radio. Most recently, the World Sporting Consulting (WSC) Group, the premier motorsport event and racing promotion organization overseeing Touring Car Racing (TCR) and ETCR (Electric Touring Car Racing) brands, announced BrightLoop as the sole supplier of DCDC converters for ETCR cars. ETCR is the world’s first electric touring car championship, which will begin this summer 2020.21.07.2020 16:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_12.pnghttps://gan-systems.reportablenews.com/pr/brightloop-converters-and-gan-systems-collaborate-to-bring-disruptive-power-electronics-to-the-road-track-and-the-skiesgan-systems.reportablenews.com
SiC Power Modules to Support Solar PV InvertersON Semiconductor has introduced a full SiC power m...8810Product ReleaseSiC Power Modules to Support Solar PV InvertersON Semiconductor has introduced a full SiC power module for solar inverter applications, which has been selected by Delta, to support its M70A three-phase PV string inverter portfolio. The NXH40B120MNQ family of full SiC power modules integrate a 1200 V, 40mO SiC MOSFET and 1200 V, 40 A SiC boost diode with dual boost stage. The use of SiC technology delivers the low reverse recovery and fast switching characteristics needed to achieve the high levels of power efficiency required in applications such as solar inverters. As part of ON Semiconductor's growing portfolio of Power Integrated Modules (PIMs) based on wide bandgap (WBG) technology, the NXH40B120MNQ offers a high level of integration with pin assignment optimized for inverter design. By using SiC components, the power module delivers low conduction and switching losses, enabling the use of higher switching frequencies, which contributes to higher inversion efficiency. The modules are designed for ease of use, with solderless press-fit connections and customer-defined thermal interface options, depending on customer preferences. The NXH40B120MNQ full SiC power module is available in 2-channel and 3-channel variants, and is complemented by the NXH80B120MNQ0, a 2-channel module that integrates a 1200 V, 80mO SiC MOSFET with 1200 V, 20 A SiC diode.20.07.2020 11:11:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_25.jpghttps://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/newsItem.do?article=4575onsemi.com
Design and Build a Current-Mode Controller in One HourJoin us for a webinar on Friday Jul 31, 2020 at 10...8787Industry NewsDesign and Build a Current-Mode Controller in One HourJoin us for a webinar on Friday Jul 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT. Dr. Ridley will show how to quickly and efficiently design the controller for a current-mode power system. This involves measuring the power stage, observing the switch current, adding a compensation ramp and characterizing the new power stage. The outer loop compensation is then selected, inserted into the control board, and the loop is measured. All design and measurements will be done on a live working power stage.20.07.2020 06:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_2.pnghttps://register.gotowebinar.com/register/385306666028558605gotowebinar.com
Webinar: What's new in PLECS version 4.4?In this webinar, a Plexim engineer will demonstrat...8786Industry NewsWebinar: What's new in PLECS version 4.4?In this webinar, a Plexim engineer will demonstrate user interface updates, added components, and more new capabilities included in PLECS Version 4.4. Some of the features shown now allow PLECS users to:- Define separate tasks for generating code to embedded and real-time targets- Display a legend in Scopes and XY-Plots- From File, PID controllers, Fourier, RMS, THD, and new power module blocks- Use non-floating-point signal data types in normal simulations- Plot custom figures in PLECS Standalone, including control system analyses19.07.2020 06:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_1.jpeghttps://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/1776773814905652239gotowebinar.com
Passives Distributor of the Year AwardTTI, Inc. has been awarded the 2019 Full Service P...8794Industry NewsPassives Distributor of the Year AwardTTI, Inc. has been awarded the 2019 Full Service Passives Distributor of the Year award from Vishay Intertechnology. The 2019 award announcement marks the third consecutive year that TTI has been recognized by Vishay with the Passives Distributor of the Year Award. “I am pleased to present TTI with the Distributor of the Year Passives Products award which recognizes a deep understanding of our markets and technologies. TTI ensures that Vishay’s broad portfolio is always fully available for our customers, and I congratulate the TTI teams throughout the Americas on this outstanding performance,” said Dave Valletta, Executive Vice President of Sales at Vishay Intertechnology. Jeff Ray, Vice President Product Management and Supplier Marketing, responded to the award win, “Receiving this milestone achievement for the third time is a great honor for our committed passives team who have proven once again to be all-in by providing excellent service and product support to the Vishay product line.” 17.07.2020 13:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_9.jpghttps://www.ttiinc.com/content/ttiinc/en/about/press-releases/2020/july/pr-07082020-tti-vishay-passives.htmlttiinc.com/press-releases
Representative for the MidwestSanan Integrated Circuit (Sanan IC) has signed man...8790Industry NewsRepresentative for the MidwestSanan Integrated Circuit (Sanan IC) has signed manufacturers’ representative firm JF Kilfoil to oversee the company’s portfolio of power electronics and optical foundry services for the Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia territories. Founded in 1953, JF Kilfoil has successfully positioned itself as the Midwest’s most reliable source for semiconductors, electromechanical components, connectors and printed circuit boards from market leading suppliers. The firm boasts a customer base spanning automotive, white goods, contract manufacturing, and test and measurement. JF Kilfoil will oversee Sanan IC’s GaN and SiC wide bandgap power electronics for automotive and home appliance markets, as well as its optical chip technologies for automotive LiDAR. For inquiries, contact Tim Kilfoil at tmkilfoil@jfkilfoil.com. 17.07.2020 09:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_5.jpghttp://www.sanan-ic.comsanan-ic.com
Flyback Switcher IC for Automotive BEV and PHEV ApplicationsPower Integrations announced the production releas...8813Product ReleaseFlyback Switcher IC for Automotive BEV and PHEV ApplicationsPower Integrations announced the production release of the InnoSwitch™3-AQ, an AEC-Q100-qualified flyback switcher with integrated 750 V MOSFET and secondary-side sensing. The newly qualified device family targets automotive EV applications, such as traction inverter, OBC (on-board charger), EMS (energy management DC/DC bus converters) and BMS (battery management systems). The InnoSwitch3-AQ uses Power Integrations’ high-speed FluxLink™ coupling to achieve ±3% accuracy for combined line and load regulation while eliminating both dedicated isolated transformer sense-windings and optocouplers. FluxLink technology maintains output voltage regulation even under the transient stress test, which is particularly challenging for PSR-based implementations. The integrated 750 V MOSFET meets stringent automotive de-rating requirements, and an on-chip synchronous rectifier controller delivers above 90% efficiency at the nominal 400 VDC input voltage. Optimized InnoSwitch3-AQ designs achieve less than 10 mW no-load energy usage across the input voltage range. The InnoSwitch3-AQ family ICs are packaged in a surface-mount InSOP with 11 mm primary to secondary creepage, which exceeds the stringent requirements for high altitude (> 5000 m) isolation. The RDR-840Q reference design kit incorporating the newly released IC demonstrates start-up, shutdown and efficient operation from 30 VDC to 550 VDC input, as well as fast transient response and a variety of safety and protection features.16.07.2020 18:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_28.jpghttps://investors.power.com/investors/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/Power-Integrations-Releases-Highly-Integrated-InnoSwitch3-Flyback-Switcher-IC-for-Automotive-BEV-and-PHEV-Applications/default.aspxpower.com/press-releases
Combining Wireless Power and Data TransmissionWürth Elektronik has extended its " Wireless Power...8803Product ReleaseCombining Wireless Power and Data TransmissionWürth Elektronik has extended its " Wireless Power 200 W Extended Medium Power Solution" developer kit to include an innovative function: Although it was already possible to transfer data from the receiver device to the charging station, bidirectional data transfer can now be combined with the charging process. During wireless power transmission, the device and charging station exchange data through amplitude and frequency modulation. Würth Elektronik provides the software for this newly developed wireless solution, including a checksum control - free of charge. A display board can also be ordered as an optional hardware extension of the developer kit. Würth Elektronik currently offers the widest range of wireless power coils on the market - compliant both with the Qi standard and beyond. "Fast connection without cables and the advantage of being able to build devices encapsulated and without plug connections. This is extremely interesting for developers in the industrial or medical technology sector – as it is too for the manufacturers of smartphones, lawn mower robots or electric scooters,” explains Cem Som, Division Manager Wireless Power Transfer at Würth Elektronik. "With our developer kit we now offer options beyond the charging process and use inductive energy transfer as a communication channel.”16.07.2020 15:15:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_18.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113145.phpwe-online.com/news
EM World’s Innovation AwardIndium Corporation earned Electronics Manufacturin...8796Industry NewsEM World’s Innovation AwardIndium Corporation earned Electronics Manufacturing (EM) World's Innovation Award for its low-temperature alloy technology, Durafuse™ LT. The award was presented on Friday, July 3, in Shanghai, China, during Productronica China. The EM Innovation Award program recognizes and celebrates excellence in the electronics industry, encouraging companies to achieve the highest standards and push the industry forward. Durafuse™ LT is a novel, low-temperature alloy system designed to provide high-reliability in low-temperature applications that need to reflow below 210°C. Where traditional low-temperature solders can produce brittle solder joints that are susceptible to drop shock failures, Durafuse™ LT provides improved drop shock resilience, outclassing BiSn or BiSnAg alloys, and performing better than SAC305 with optimum process setup. 16.07.2020 15:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_11.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/communications/news/indium-corporation-receives-em-worlds-innovation-award/indium.com/news
Power Supply Features Baseplate Cooling and Medical Certification RECOM introduces a highly compact 4”x 2” 230W inno...8807Product ReleasePower Supply Features Baseplate Cooling and Medical Certification RECOM introduces a highly compact 4”x 2” 230W innovative baseplate-cooled power supply for 2 x MOPP medical, household, industrial and ITE applications. The compact 4”x 2” RACM230-G series power supplies from RECOM support up to 160W continuous output power and 230W for several seconds for loads with peak demands, without fan cooling. With forced air, depending on model, line input and ambient temperature, 230W is available continuously. Outputs available are 12V, 24V, 36V, 48V and 54V nominal with conversion efficiency up to 92% and an operating temperature range of -40 to +80°C. International safety certifications include 2 x MOPP (250VAC) medical, household, industrial and audio/video/ITE for operation up to 5000m altitude with universal 80 - 264VAC input, enabling worldwide-compliant operation. Standby power consumption is less than 500mW. Additional features as standard include a smart fan output. For flexibility, the RACM230 series is available as an open-frame design or in an enclosed metal housing. For higher output power, up to 550W, the new RACM550-G series is also available with similar or enhanced specifications with even higher power products in the pipeline. Samples and OEM pricing are available from all authorized distributors or directly from RECOM.16.07.2020 14:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_22.jpghttps://recom-power.com/en/company/newsroom/news/rec-n-230w-4x-2-power-supply-features-baseplate-cooling-and-medical-certification-with-enclosure-options-77.html?3recom-power.com/news
2-Phase Stepping Motor Driver ICToshiba Electronics Europe has introduced the TB91...8831Product Release2-Phase Stepping Motor Driver ICToshiba Electronics Europe has introduced the TB9120AFTG. This constant-current 2-phase bipolar stepping motor driver, which is designed for automotive use, can significantly streamline motor system implementations. It delivers a sine-wave output signal (with up to 1/32 incremental steps supported) while requiring only a simple clock input. The need for a sophisticated microcontroller unit (MCU) or dedicated software is thereby avoided. Each of the AEC-Q100-compliant TB9120AFTG driver ICs incorporates low on-resistance DMOS FETs, and can deliver a 1.5A (maximum) current. Thanks to the large number of micro-steps they support, motor noise can be significantly reduced, with smoother operation and more precise control being benefited from. The built-in mixed decay mode helps to stabilize the current waveforms. Numerous protection mechanisms are incorporated, these include over-current and over-temperature detection, plus thermal shutdown. There is also a stall detection function. These devices are supplied in compact VQFN packages (with 6.0 mm x 6.0mm dimensions) featuring wettable flanks to allow the use of automated optical inspection (AOI) for ensuring the quality of solder joints. They support an operational temperature range covering -40°C to 125°C. Key applications include battery management systems, or refrigeration circuit expansion valves for air conditioning.16.07.2020 13:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_18.pnghttps://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/eu/company/news/2020/07/motor-driver20200716-1.htmltoshiba.semicon-storage.com/news
Single Port and Eight Port ICMs Bel Magnetic Solutions announces a single port and...8806Product ReleaseSingle Port and Eight Port ICMs Bel Magnetic Solutions announces a single port and eight-port 2.5GBASE-T MagJack ICM. These ICMs offer a cost-effective solution for upgrading end-product performance to multi-rate, NBASE-T Ethernet standards. These reliable, cost-competitive ICMs are compatible with all new multi-rate Ethernet PHYs and are suitable for next-generation 5G cellular equipment, low density, 2.5GBASE-T Ethernet switches, high bandwidth 2.5GBASE-T network interface cards, NBASE-T compliant products and industrial controls equipment. Bel Magnetic Solutions’ 2.5GBASE-T ICMs are backward compatible to slower speeds and use industry-standard footprints and pinouts. The 2.5GBASE-T solution doubles product speed and bandwidth at nearly the same cost as 1GBASE-T solutions.16.07.2020 10:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_21.pnghttps://belfuse.com/news-detail/bel-magnetic-solutions-single-port-and-eight-port-2-5gbase-t-magjack-icms-now-available-in-distributionbelfuse.com/news
CEO Transition AnnouncedVincotech announced that its Board of Directors ha...8789PeopleCEO Transition AnnouncedVincotech announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Eckart Seitter, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, as Vincotech's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board effective October 1, 2020. Eckart Seitter will succeed Vincotech's CEO and Chairman of the Board Joachim Fietz, who will retire from the company and board after 12 successful years as CEO. This smooth CEO transition demonstrates the long-term continuity of the company as a reliable and trusted partner for its global customers, counting on Eckart Seitter's tremendous business and leadership skills, his strategic insight and his customer-focused mentality. Eckart Seitter has been with the company for more than 20 years. He became Managing Director Sales and Marketing in 2013, and thus has made a strong contribution to Vincotech's development and success. "Joachim Fietz set exceptionally high standards of achievement during his leadership for more than a decade, and I am very much looking forward to this new challenge to follow him, and to working together with the management team," said Eckart Seitter. "Together, we want to set the course for our further global growth. Our goal is to continue the development of Vincotech, a strong brand within Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and to sustainably fulfil our primary obligation to serve customer needs quickly and flexibly".16.07.2020 08:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_4.jpghttps://www.vincotech.com/news/company-news/article/vincotech-announces-ceo-transition.htmlvincotech.com/news
Dennis Earley Appointed as President Premier Magnetics is pleased to announce the promo...8793PeopleDennis Earley Appointed as President Premier Magnetics is pleased to announce the promotion of Dennis Earley to the position of the company’s president. Dennis Earley, who has served as Premier Magnetics’ vice president and general manager since September of 2017, takes over responsibility for corporate strategy and global operations, starting August 1, 2020. This seamless leadership transition is the result of a thoughtfully planned succession. Dennis succeeds Jim Earley who founded the company and has served as president since its inception in 1991. Jim will continue to serve the company in a senior advisory capacity as chief operating officer. “Dennis has played an integral role in the evolution and development of our business,” said current Premier Magnetics President Jim Earley who announced the appointment. “He has a deep understanding of the electronics industry and has demonstrated exceptional leadership as our vice president and, before that, as sales manager. We will benefit from his experience and forward-looking vision as we continue on our path of profitable growth.”15.07.2020 12:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_8.jpghttp://www.premiermag.compremiermag.com
DC-DC Converter Demonstration Board EPC announces the availability of the EPC9143, a 3...8812Product ReleaseDC-DC Converter Demonstration Board EPC announces the availability of the EPC9143, a 300 W DC-DC voltage regulator in 16th brick size. The EPC9143 power module integrates Microchip’s dsPIC33CK digital signal controller (DSC) with the latest generation EPC2053 eGaN FETs from EPC to achieve 96% efficiency in a 48 V input to 12 V output conversion at 25 A. The switching frequency of 500 kHz enables the 300 W in the very small 16th brick format which is just 33 mm x 22.9 mm (1.3 x 0.9 in). Additional phases can be added to this scalable 2-phase design to further increase power. The flexibility of the Microchip digital controllers allows the input voltage to be adjusted from 8 V – 72 V and the output voltage from 3.3 V – 25 V. Brick DC-DC converters are widely used in data center, telecommunication and automotive applications, converting a nominal 48 V to a nominal 12 V distribution bus among other output voltages. The main trend has been towards higher power density given the form factor is fixed. A main application is high density 48V to 12V point-of-load (POL) converters, where a regulated 12V output voltage is required, like those used for commodity PCIe cards and storage. eGaN® FETs and integrated circuits provide the fast switching, small size and low cost that can meet the stringent power density requirements of these leading-edge applications with low component count and solution cost.15.07.2020 07:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_27.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/2936/EPC-and-Microchip-Develop-300-W-16th-Brick-48-V-%e2%80%93-12-V-DC-DC-Converter-Demonstration-Board-for-High-Density-Computing-and-Data-Centers.aspxepc-co.com/News
Upcoming ECPE Tutorials & Online Tutorials• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Passives in Power Electron...8799Event NewsUpcoming ECPE Tutorials & Online Tutorials• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Passives in Power Electronics: Magnetic Component Design and Simulation'<br> 24 - 25 September 2020, Digital Event via Webex<br><br>• ECPE Tutorial 'Introduction to Power Electronics'<br> 29 - 30 September 2020, Hamburg, Germany<br><br>• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Power Electronics Packaging'<br> 1 - 2 October 2020, Digital Event via Webex<br><br>• ECPE Tutorial 'Testing Automotive Power Modules according to the ECPE Guideline AQG 324'<br> 7 - 8 October 2020, Nuremberg, Germany<br><br>• ECPE Tutorial 'Use and Assessment of Power Device Models in Power Electronic Simulation'<br> 22 October 2020, Nuremberg, Germany<br><br>• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Power Circuits for Clean Switching and Low Losses'<br> 18 - 19 November 2020, Digital Event via Webex<br><br>• ECPE Tutorial 'High-Precision Power Electronics'<br> 1 - 2 December 2020, Eindhoven, Netherlands14.07.2020 17:00:00Jul\images\news_ecpe.pnghttps://www.ecpe.org/events/workshops-tutorials/all/ecpe.org/events
Expands Customer Sales Support TeamSilanna Semiconductor announced the appointment of...8817PeopleExpands Customer Sales Support TeamSilanna Semiconductor announced the appointment of Larry Wasylin as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mark Drucker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Silanna Semiconductor: "Larry is a proven senior-level executive with extensive customer-facing and cross-functional experience. He brings a valuable combination of sales and business insight to his new role, and is well-equipped to help us grow our business at a rate that outpaces the market." In his new position, Mr. Wasylin will be based in Taiwan to have close access to Silanna Semiconductors' customer base throughout Asia. Larry will lead the company's Sales, Distribution, Field Applications Engineering and Customer Applications Engineering team in the Philippines. All these functions directly support Silanna Semiconductor's customers worldwide. Armed with a growing portfolio of power semiconductor solutions with best-in-class power efficiency and density, the company expects he and his teams to aggressively grow the business and expand market share. The company is also looking to Mr. Wasylin to increase the total value proposition of Silanna Semiconductor by leveraging the technical expertise of the company's power design tools and Field Application Engineering (FAE) teams, and capitalizing on the expansion of the company's progressive supply chain programs. "I'm delighted to expand my role with Silanna Semiconductor. Being based in Taipei, Taiwan I feel I am perfectly situated to support our customer growth with the support of our Asian field and applications teams. During my time with Mobiverse I supported Silanna Semiconductor's Asian sales teams, witnessing first-hand the Silanna Semiconductor global management team's determination to solve the toughest power management challenges. Delivering both DC/DC and AC/DC solutions with the highest Power Density and Efficiency while simultaneously delivering the greatest value and reduced BoM costs." Said Mr. Wasylin.14.07.2020 09:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_4.jpghttps://powerdensity.com/2020/07/14/silanna-semiconductor-expands-customer-sales-support-team-and-appoints-world-class-customer-sales-advocate/powerdensity.com
Line of Power InductorsMonolithic Power Systems announced the worldwide r...8808Product ReleaseLine of Power InductorsMonolithic Power Systems announced the worldwide release of a line of highly efficient power inductors. Offered in a wide range of sizes, molded and semi-shielded, these inductors have been designed and matched for optimal performance with MPS ICs, and when paired together, provide an easy, complete power solution. MPS customers can be certain that these new inductors meet all necessary specifications and have been tested and characterized with specific MPS power regulators for optimal results. Furthermore, the unique mix of ferrite and binding powder helps deliver top performance, cost, and efficiency. “Today’s highly developed power ICs require superior power inductors. For this reason, we decided to introduce inductors to our product portfolio to work optimally with MPS power regulators to achieve the best performance in terms of PCB space and thermal efficiency for our customers,” says Maurice Sciammas, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing. With proven expertise in the power conversion market, MPS ICs and their new line of Power Inductors can now be used in countless power supplies and filtering applications. 14.07.2020 08:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_23.pnghttps://www.monolithicpower.com/products/inductor.htmlmonolithicpower.com/products
Strengthening Analog Semiconductor LeadershipAnalog Devices and Maxim Integrated announced that...8791Industry NewsStrengthening Analog Semiconductor LeadershipAnalog Devices and Maxim Integrated announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which ADI will acquire Maxim in an all stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at over $68 billion. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will strengthen ADI as an analog semiconductor leader with increased breadth and scale across multiple attractive end markets. “Today’s exciting announcement with Maxim is the next step in ADI’s vision to bridge the physical and digital worlds. ADI and Maxim share a passion for solving our customers’ most complex problems, and with the increased breadth and depth of our combined technology and talent, we will be able to develop more complete, cutting-edge solutions,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of ADI. “Maxim is a respected signal processing and power management franchise with a proven technology portfolio and impressive history of empowering design innovation. Together, we are well-positioned to deliver the next wave of semiconductor growth, while engineering a healthier, safer and more sustainable future for all.” “For over three decades, we have based Maxim on one simple premise – to continually innovate and develop high-performance semiconductor products that empower our customers to invent. I am excited for this next chapter as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, together with ADI. Both companies have strong engineering and technology know-how and innovative cultures. Working together, we will create a stronger leader, delivering outstanding benefits to our customers, employees and shareholders,” said Tunç Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim Integrated. Upon closing, two Maxim directors will join ADI’s Board of Directors, including Maxim President and CEO, Tunç Doluca.13.07.2020 10:00:00Jul\images\news_analog.pnghttps://www.analog.com/en/about-adi/news-room/press-releases/2020/7-13-2020-analog-devices-announces-combination-with-maxim-integrated.htmlanalog.com/news-room
Railway Approved DC/DC Converters The TEP 40UIR & TEP 60UIR are two series of high p...8811Product ReleaseRailway Approved DC/DC Converters The TEP 40UIR & TEP 60UIR are two series of high performance railway DC/DC converters with ultra wide 12:1 input voltage range featuring a compact ¼ brick (2.3”x1.45”x0.5”) metal package. The ultra wide input allows the converter to act as an all-in-one solution if different voltage ranges have to be covered in the same application, resolving the issue of having multiple different converters installed. An internal circuit implemented in these modules helps to extend the hold-up time with ease as it eliminates the need of expensive high voltage capacitors to cover the full input range. With only a 25V capacitor (independent of the input voltage) the whole input range can be covered effectively reducing cost, size an inrush current. All models are approved for railway applications according to EN 50155, EN 61373, EN 45545-2 and offer standard features such as high efficiency up to 91%, an operating temperature range of -40° to +85°C and an I/O-isolation voltage of 3’000 VAC. An adjustable under voltage lockout function, remote on/off and adjustable outputs round out the features and ensure that these converter modules fit in any application setup.11.07.2020 11:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_26.jpghttps://www.tracopower.com/de/tep-4060uir-series-40-and-60-watt-railway-dcdc-converterstracopower.com
Virtual EPE'20 ECCE Europe-ConferenceThe virtual 22nd European Conference on Power Elec...8771Event NewsVirtual EPE'20 ECCE Europe-ConferenceThe virtual 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications will take place from the 7th to the 11th of September 2020. Meeting several challenges, the organizing team is working very hard to offer you a one of the kind experience. They carefully chose the Whova platform to support the event, offering enhanced discussion and networking capabilities. Zoom channels will ensure large audience discussion stability and smaller meetings will be possible using the channels of your choice. The EPE ECCE Europe conference is the largest in its field, attracting experts from numerous different countries every year to join in the discussions. With the objective to exchange and meet fellow professionals and academics, the EPE ECCE Europe conference brings together researchers, engineers, etc. working at the forefront of power electronics technologies. For this type of event, where the future role of power electronics in this ecological revolution will be explored, the EPE ECCE Europe conference is one of the privileged places. There will be the opportunity to discuss a vast number of subjects during EPE '20 ECCE Europe, not only during the virtual lecture and dialogue sessions of the conference, but also at the virtual exhibition, industrial forums and tutorials.10.07.2020 19:00:00Jul\images\news_epe.pnghttp://www.epe2020.com/epe2020.com
Fuses & Switchgear for Solar Systems with PV String Inverters Decades of experience on the NH Fuse-links and on ...8804Product ReleaseFuses & Switchgear for Solar Systems with PV String Inverters Decades of experience on the NH Fuse-links and on the NH Fuse switch disconnectors through the Multivert® and Multibloc® ranges enable MERSEN to offer a complete solution to their customers, which meets the specific application requirements and delivers high quality products, high level of service and expertise. Mersen NH 800V AC fuses have been designed specifically for photovoltaic systems with 1500V DC / 800V AC inverters. Thanks to a specific silver fuse element design in comparison to conventional line protection gG class operating fuses, these 800V AC fuses can interrupt any surge, from the lowest fusing up to 90kAmps at a tested voltage of 880V, in a standard NH type size. With a gR operating class described both in IEC 60269 standard and UL 248-13, Mersen can provide a fuse offer that is globally accepted, whatever the area of destination is Europe, Asia, South or North America. Mersen is now the only manufacturer to offer a complete package of NH Fuses & FSDs designed specifically to answer the requirements of protection and distribution of electric networks in the combiner boxes on the AC side of the new string inverters with rated operational voltage of 800 V AC. This offer includes NH fuse-links, and NH Fuse switch disconnectors, in horizontal version (Multibloc®) and in vertical version (Multivert®). 10.07.2020 09:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_19.jpghttps://www.mersen.commersen.com
Solutions on Resistor-Based Current Sensing Mouser Electronics is pleased to offer customers a...8798Industry NewsSolutions on Resistor-Based Current Sensing Mouser Electronics is pleased to offer customers a resource site dedicated to Current Sensing Solutions from Microchip Technology and Vishay Intertechnology. Current sensing is a key requirement for the development of smart motor controls and high-efficiency power supplies. The site features a range of controllers, resistors, and amplifiers from Microchip and Vishay, offering a single resource for designers seeking reliable resistor-based current-sensing solutions. The Microchip and Vishay Current Sensing Solutions reference site on the Mouser website offers links to a comprehensive selection of products from Microchip and Vishay, including product descriptions and ordering information. The site also includes a link to an informative white paper on using current-sense resistors to measure current for closed-loop power control. The white paper, titled "Basics and Trade-offs of Resistor-Based Current Sensing," examines high-side versus low-side sensing, with information on associated amplifier electronics, and provides information on determining the resistor value, selecting the right type of resistor, and physical connection factors. The new Current Sensing Solutions site provides a selection of eight products designed to provide a reliable current sense solution for motor control applications. Current sense resistors often provide the most appealing solution when compared with Hall-effect devices and current sensing coils, and the combination of current sense resistors and amplifiers meets the demanding requirements of rugged industrial applications.09.07.2020 17:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_13.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/publicrelations_microchip_vishay_currentsense_2020final/eu.mouser.com/publicrelations
Scott Adams President of eMobility SegmentPower management company Eaton announced that Scot...8795PeopleScott Adams President of eMobility SegmentPower management company Eaton announced that Scott Adams has been named president, eMobility. In this role, he will be based in Southfield, Michigan, and report directly to João Faria, president, Vehicle Group, Eaton. Adams is responsible for leading all aspects of the business to achieve Eaton’s objectives for top-line revenue growth and profitability. “Scott’s contributions to the success of our eMobility business since its inception, along with his deep understanding of vehicle markets and customers make him an excellent choice for this role,” said Faria. “His proven track record of leading organizations to achieving growth will be an asset as we work to expand our eMobility portfolio and strengthen our global capabilities.” Adams joined Eaton in 1994 as a project engineering manager in Cleveland, Ohio, and has held numerous positions of increasing scope over his 26-year career with the company. Most recently, he was senior vice president, Product Strategy, Sales and Marketing, eMobility, where he was responsible for developing and executing Eaton’s electrification growth strategy. Prior to his roles within eMobility, Adams served as senior vice president, Global Product Development, Marketing and Planning, Vehicle Group, Eaton. He has also held roles as director of sales for North American Automotive, business unit manager for the Vehicle Group’s Light Duty Transmission and Off-Highway businesses and led the former Truck Group’s Vehicle Solutions business unit.09.07.2020 14:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-01_10.jpghttps://www.eaton.com/us/en-us/company/news-insights/news-releases/2020/adams-president-emobility-segment.htmleaton.com/news-releases
Developing SiC-based Automotive Inverters TogetherROHM and Leadrive Technology held an opening cerem...8768Industry NewsDeveloping SiC-based Automotive Inverters TogetherROHM and Leadrive Technology held an opening ceremony of their joint laboratory on SiC technology in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Lingang New Area). Since 2017, ROHM and LEADRIVE have been collaborating and carrying out detailed technical exchanges on automotive applications utilizing SiC power devices. Establishing a joint research lab centered on vehicle power modules and inverters utilizing ROHM's SiC MOSFET bare chips and isolated gate drivers will give both companies the opportunity to further accelerate the development of innovative power solutions.  "As a pioneer and leading supplier of SiC power devices, ROHM has a proven track record for providing high quality power solutions that combine industry-leading device technology with driver ICs, and we are committed to promote the use of SiC for xEV applications," adds Dr. Kazuhide Ino, Member of the Board, Senior Corporate Officer, CSO and Senior Director of Power Device Business at ROHM Co., Ltd. "Understanding customer needs and market trends is extremely important when developing SiC power device technology. LEADRIVE plays an important role in the applied research of SiC as a manufacturer of automotive power modules and inverters. Through this joint research lab, we can strengthen our partnership and contribute to the technical innovation of automotive power solutions centered on SiC," Dr. Ino concludes.08.07.2020 16:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_11.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=rohm-and-leadrive-establish-a-joint-lab&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
3-20W AC/DC Converter SeriesDue to the development of IoT (Internet of Things)...8785Product Release3-20W AC/DC Converter SeriesDue to the development of IoT (Internet of Things) and the 'smart home' concept, the requirement of household appliances on the safety and dimensions is more important than ever. MORNSUN ultra-compact AC/DC converter LD-R2 series, for example, 1 x 1x 0.7 inches of LD03/LD05 series, are the ideal power supply for applications with space limitation. With the universal input voltage of 85-305VAC, an operation temperature range of -40~85? and efficiency of 87%, LD-R2 series can be used for applications in commercial and industrial. The 2-Y-capacitors design, EMI class B without external components requirement and No-load power consumption as low as 0.1W make them the perfect match for the household appliance. The LD05-23BxxR2 series is provided with the IEC / EN / UL62368 and the IEC / EN60335 and the IEC / EN61558 safety standard for domestic applications. These compact modules are very suitable for use in smart meters, kitchen equipment, climate control such as sustainable heating and cooling and other IoT applications in a domestic environment. It can be widely used in many fields such as industrial control systems, smart homes, smart buildings, smart agriculture, household appliances, etc.06.07.2020 19:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_28.pnghttps://www.mornsun-power.com/html/news-detail/product-news/274.htmlmornsun-power.com/news
PCB-embedded GaN-on-Si Half Bridge CircuitsResearchers at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Applie...8777Product ReleasePCB-embedded GaN-on-Si Half Bridge CircuitsResearchers at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF have integrated their monolithically integrated GaN power ICs using PCB embedding technology as a half bridge circuit, including gate and DC link capacitors. The result is an extremely compact and efficient highly integrated voltage converter of the 600 volts class in a user-friendly package. The integrated functionality in the chip and all critical passive components on the package allow it to be used in a modular fashion, thus reducing the effort required for the development of future power electronic systems. Energy-efficient power electronics for energy conversion and transmission are becoming increasingly important, as future-oriented and sustainable energy concepts, such as electric mobility or power supply via renewable energies, depend on them. For this purpose, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF has developed a user-friendly, highly integrated GaN voltage converter in a compact package that is extremely resource-efficient and can be used in a modular fashion. The result is an extremely compact and efficient voltage converter suited for all 600 volts applications. It allows a reliable and modular system design, thus facilitating design and production processes.06.07.2020 11:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_20.jpghttps://www.iaf.fraunhofer.de/en/media-library/press-releases/PCIM.htmliaf.fraunhofer.de/press-releases
105°C Rated, 800V Solid State RelayLittelfuse announced the PLA172P OptoMOS Relay, an...8774Product Release105°C Rated, 800V Solid State RelayLittelfuse announced the PLA172P OptoMOS Relay, an 800 V normally-open single-pole 6-pin solid-state relay (SSR). It is the first solid-state relay in the Littelfuse product portfolio that comes with guaranteed electrical parameters at 105 °C ambient operating temperature. The PLA172P is an extension to our OptoMOS solid-state relay product line, offering our highest voltage rating (800V) in a surface mount SSR Flatpack package," said Steve Andrezyk, Global Product Manager at Littelfuse. "It also has our highest temperature range in a solid-state relay, extending our operational temperature range from 85 ºC up to 105 ºC, enabling hardware engineers to precisely design their circuits at very challenging temperatures." Isolation current monitor circuits for higher voltage systems >400 V require high blocking voltage, low off-state leakage current relays with high input-to-output isolation rating to prevent potential lethal current conduction to the system chassis. The PLA172P relay's 800 V load voltage rating with 100 mA load current capability provides additional design margin compared to the more common 600 V rated SSRs, particularly on noisy AC power line applications and high voltage battery applications. The 105 C specifications including the low 5 µA maximum off-state leakage current rating in conjunction with the low on-resistance, making it the ideal choice for high precision isolation current monitor applications.06.07.2020 08:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_17.jpghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2020/06.30-800v-solid-state-relay.aspxlittelfuse.com/news
High Power Devices for Inverter Traction ModulesON Semiconductor and Danfoss announced that ON Sem...8758Industry NewsHigh Power Devices for Inverter Traction ModulesON Semiconductor and Danfoss announced that ON Semiconductor will supply Danfoss Silicon Power with high power IGBTs and diodes for inverter traction modules in the electric vehicle market. "Chip independency is an important and fundamental element of the Danfoss go-to market strategy. By selecting IGBT chips from ON Semiconductor we are accommodating the high growth expectations from our automotive customers", said Claus A. Petersen, senior vice president and general manager, Danfoss Silicon Power. "Our main objective is to develop world-class power modules, fitted exactly for the application in question. We are happy to have a long-term and robust relationship with ON Semiconductor." "With investment in power technologies and manufacturing capacity globally, ON Semiconductor reiterates our firm commitment to be the top supplier of automotive high power devices," said Asif Jakwani, senior vice president of the Advance Power Division at ON Semiconductor. "Utilizing our semiconductor portfolio with Danfoss' extensive experience in power module design and manufacturing, we expect our penetration in the vehicle electrification market to accelerate, benefitting both companies." ON Semiconductor will fabricate the high power components in manufacturing locations in East Fishkill, New York and Bucheon, South-Korea. Danfoss will fabricate their power modules in Flensburg, Germany and Utica, New York.06.07.2020 06:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_1.jpghttps://www.danfoss.com/en/about-danfoss/news/cf/on-semiconductor-to-provide-danfoss-with-high-power-devices-for-inverter-traction-modules/danfoss.com/news
Expertise to Powering StairliftsAlways looking to provide the market highly-optimi...8769Industry NewsExpertise to Powering StairliftsAlways looking to provide the market highly-optimised energy storage solutions, Denchi Group has secured a large-scale contract with DC motor system manufacturer Lemac. Based in Scotland, Lemac produces the motor systems incorporated into a leading brand of stairlifts. DC systems (rather than AC ones), are used in these stairlifts because they are inherently safer. Also power delivery is better regulated, resulting in a smoother ride for the user. In addition, operation can still continue even if a power outage occurs on the mains supply. To complement the lightweight and streamlined motor systems Lemac provides for these stairlifts, compact high-density batteries are mandated. The company had previously used an offshore source for its battery units. However, there were some significant issues in terms of quality. Denchi was able to offer a much more compelling alternative, manufactured in the UK for only a marginal increase in cost. "Often we see companies that went offshore to source energy storage solutions for their products coming to us when they suffer with technical and logistical problems, or experience a lack of responsiveness," states Nick Simmons, Denchi's Sales Director. "Thanks to ultra-reliable operation and exceptional longevity, our solutions present customers with a far lower total cost of ownership, and that's what really matters. Furthermore, supply continuity and first class engineering support are completely assured."02.07.2020 17:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_12.pnghttps://www.denchigroup.comdenchigroup.com
Jörg Doblaski Takes on the Role of Chief Technology OfficerX-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced the appointm...8760PeopleJörg Doblaski Takes on the Role of Chief Technology OfficerX-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced the appointment of Jörg Doblaski as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He fills the role of former CTO Dr. Jens Kosch, who is becoming an X-FAB Fellow and will serve as an adviser to the company's CEO Rudi De Winter. Doblaski joined X-FAB in 2004 and since then has held various positions in engineering and management. Prior to becoming CTO, he was Director of Design Support, and helped to build up the company's extensive portfolio of highly advanced IP. He was also responsible for driving development of X-FAB's feature-rich design kits, which significantly accelerate time-to-market and assure first-time-right implementation. Doblaski has a degree in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology from the Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany. "It is a great honour for me to take on this important role, especially at such a challenging time," Doblaski commented. "In my new post I will continue to advance our technology offering with unique features and best-in-class customer support, delivering innovative products for our customers and enabling long-term mutual success."02.07.2020 08:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_3.jpghttps://www.xfab.com/about-x-fab/news/newsdetail/article/joerg-doblaski-takes-on-the-role-of-x-fab-cto/?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=98&cHash=47038fad31df04f62475a80e8f40a267xfab.com/news
Switcher ICs Certified for Automotive UsePower Integrations announced an AEC-Q100-qualified...8783Product ReleaseSwitcher ICs Certified for Automotive UsePower Integrations announced an AEC-Q100-qualified version of its LinkSwitch-TN2 switcher IC for buck or non-isolated flyback applications. Featuring an integrated 750 V MOSFET, the automotive-qualified LinkSwitch-TN2 IC provides simple and reliable power for EV sub-systems connected to the high-voltage bus, including HVAC, climate control, battery management, battery heater, DC-DC converter and on-board charger systems. The surface-mount device requires no heatsink, needs few external components and occupies a very small PCB footprint. The 7 W (flyback) / 360 mA (buck) LinkSwitch-TN2 has a wide input voltage range of 60 VDC to 550 VDC, efficiently supporting the 400 VDC bus commonly seen in electric vehicle applications. The power supply IC provides accurate regulation of better than +/-5% across line voltage, load, temperature and component tolerances. Comments Power Integrations' product marketing manager Edward Ong: "Our automotive switcher ICs reduce size while increasing the reliability and robustness of automotive sub-systems. By supplying auxiliary systems directly from the high-voltage bus with a LinkSwitch-TN2 power supply, automotive engineers can reduce the requirement for the conventional 12 V distributed rail, saving assembly and material cost."01.07.2020 17:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_26.jpghttps://investors.power.com/investors/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/LinkSwitch-TN2-High-Voltage-Switcher-ICs-from-Power-Integrations-Now-Certified-for-Automotive-Use/default.aspxpower.com/press-releases
High-Speed Op Amp That Eliminates OscillationROHM announced a high-speed ground sense CMOS op a...8780Product ReleaseHigh-Speed Op Amp That Eliminates OscillationROHM announced a high-speed ground sense CMOS op amp, BD77501G, optimized for industrial and consumer equipment requiring high-speed sensing, such as anomaly detection systems used in measurement and control equipment along with sensors that work with very small signals. ROHM developed the EMARMOUR series of op amps and comparators that have been well-received in the automotive and industrial markets due to its superior noise immunity that allows users to reduce design resources to address noise issues. This time, ROHM has expanded the lineup by adding a high-speed type ideal for anomaly detection that prevents oscillation over the entire load capacitance range. The BD77501G is an op amp that not only supports high-speed amplification (high slew rate: 10V/us) required in anomaly detection and other systems, but also completely eliminates oscillation caused by load capacitance (i.e. wiring). Unlike conventional high-speed op amps that can become unstable due to load-capacitance-induced oscillation, ROHM's product ensures stable operation with no unwanted oscillation. In addition, whereas the output voltage for conventional products can fluctuate by ±200mV or more across the entire noise frequency band, the BD77501G provides unprecedented EMI Immunity (noise immunity) that limits variation to less than ±20mV (1/10th). This enables high-speed signal amplification without being affected by load capacitance or external noise when installed in the latter stages of sensor applications, improving reliability and reducing design time.01.07.2020 14:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_23.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=high-speed-op-amp&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Martin Rausch Appointed as Chief Technology OfficerRECOM Power is pleased to announce that Martin Rau...8763PeopleMartin Rausch Appointed as Chief Technology OfficerRECOM Power is pleased to announce that Martin Rausch has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Rausch joins RECOM after six years serving as a Managing Director at TGW Mechanics where he managed the development and supply chain locations in Austria, China and the US. Within his professional career, Rausch has completed an MBA, a PhD in electrical engineering, and has held managerial positions at both Siemens and General Electric making him expertly qualified to manage the global development of RECOM's manufacturing sites in Austria, Italy, China Mainland and Taiwan area. As CTO, he will be responsible for overseeing every aspect of product development including research and development, production, quality management, certification, and purchasing, as well as customer support and satisfaction. Martin Rausch (CTO): "We need two things to achieve this goal and go full force with the energy we have at our disposal throughout the RECOM group: Professional organization with people that can take personal responsibility and think in a team, and efficient global processes serving our independent units. This will involve striking a balance between utilizing existing resources to the full and exploring and developing new markets."01.07.2020 11:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_6.jpghttps://recom-power.com/en/company/newsroom/news/rec-n-recom-power-hires-martin-rausch-as-chief-technology-officer-121.html?3recom-power.com/news
Compact Panel Mounted Voltage MeasurementLEM introduces the DVC 1000 series of voltage sens...8773Product ReleaseCompact Panel Mounted Voltage MeasurementLEM introduces the DVC 1000 series of voltage sensors for insulated nominal voltage measurements in rail traction and industrial applications. The DVC 1000 series offers panel mounted voltage measurement in a compact package, measuring only 29 x 51 x 89 mm, giving a total volume of only 131.6 cm3. Designed to measure a nominal voltage of 1000 VRMS, the DVC 1000 series uses an isolating amplifier, providing very high levels of isolation with a safety insulation voltage of 4.2 kV. The use of an isolating amplifier offers significant space savings over other sensors of similar capacity, which use bulky galvanic insulation. As well as being highly robust, the DVC 1000 series also offers high levels of accuracy and temperature stability. An optional DIN rail mounting adaptor makes it easy to integrate into users' own applications. LEM developed the DVC 1000 to be fully compliant with the International Railway Industry Standards (IRIS). Engineers in the railway industry working with both rolling stock and sub-stations can use these versatile new sensors to measure DC links, the output voltages of inverters, the input voltage of 4 quadrant converters, or the battery voltage of Light Rail Vehicles. The features of the DVC 1000 voltage sensors also make them ideal for a broad range of small-to-medium voltage measurements in industrial markets such as DC power supply monitoring, EV chargers and battery storage applications.01.07.2020 07:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-07-15_16.jpghttps://www.lem.com/en/file/9546/download/lem.com
Combining Power Grids Business with Digital TechnologyHitachi announced that it has completed the proced...8759Industry NewsCombining Power Grids Business with Digital TechnologyHitachi announced that it has completed the procedures for its 80.1% investment in the company operating power grids business that had been carved out from ABB, pursuant to the acquisition agreement signed on December 17, 2018. The new company, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd ("Hitachi ABB Power Grids") was launched and began operation on July 1st, 2020. Under the leadership of Claudio Facchin as CEO and Toshikazu Nishino, Executive Vice President of Hitachi, as Chairman, Hitachi ABB Power Grids will expand Hitachi's energy solutions business globally as a core part of the company's Social Innovation Business. By combining power grids business with Hitachi's digital technologies such as Lumada, Hitachi and Hitachi ABB Power Grids will provide energy solutions spanning the Energy (utilities), Mobility, Smart Life (cities), Industry, and IT sectors. With roots in Hitachi and ABB, the new business will build on more than one century of expertise in pioneering engineering technologies, enabling customers to increase efficiency and maintaining resilience. It will unlock new business models and contribute social, environmental and economic values for a sustainable society. Claudio Facchin, CEO, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, said, "Both Hitachi and ABB Power Grids have a rich legacy in technology and innovation that goes back over a century. Combining world-class power solutions with Hitachi's leading open digital platforms presents us with new market opportunities and enables us to deliver greater customer value across the world."01.07.2020 07:00:00Jul\images\news_hitachi_abb.pnghttp://www.hitachi.com/New/cnews/month/2020/07/f_200701.pdfhitachi.com/news.pdf