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PLECS Conference 2022 Postponed
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plexim.com
  • Event News
  • 2022-01-25

The first PLECS Conference is entitled "Real-Time Simulation of Power Electronics". The event brings together engineers from industry and academia who are eager to learn about current applications in this field. In addition to the technical aspects, the conference offers a good opportunity to connect with other engineers. As this is an on-site only event, there will be no virtual replacement. The conference was originally scheduled for March 8 & 9 but had to be postponed to September 20 & 21 due to the extended Covid measures in Switzerland.

High-Frequency 100V-Rated Gate Driver
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diodes.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-25

Diodes Incorporated has introduced the DGD0579U high-side and low-side gate driver. This high-frequency device, which has a built-in bootstrap diode, is capable of driving two N-channel MOSFETs in the half-bridge configurations that are commonly used for motor control and DC-DC power delivery functions. It targets high power applications, like cordless power tools, e-bikes, and autonomous robot appliances, where there are increasing demands for heightened efficiency levels plus greater compactness. The DGD0579U's 100V floating high-side driver provides greater flexibility for demanding high-power applications. Short propagation delays (typically 60ns) and delay matching (within 10ns) enable higher switching speeds and reduced dead-time, resulting in smaller, more efficient power system implementations. Advanced MOSFET protection mechanisms are directly integrated into the device, improving system reliability, optimizing board space usage, and further reducing component count compared to traditional discrete solutions. These mechanisms include cross conduction prevention, so that the high-side and low-side MOSFETs are not on at the same time, and under-voltage lockout (UVLO) to address potential supply losses. Featuring an enable pin for power management and ultra-low (<1µA) standby current, the DGD0579U contributes to prolonged battery running times. Compatible with control signals from microcontrollers and PWM controller ICs, the DGD0579U supports TTL and CMOS logic level inputs (down to 3.3V).

Standard Non-Hybrid Space-Grade Power Converters
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microchip.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-25

Space system designers cannot easily support non-standard voltages or add functions with traditional hybrid-style power converters. Microchip Technology has eliminated the cost, complexity and customization challenges of these hybrid solutions by offering a discrete-component-based, space-grade DC-DC power converter family that now includes 28V-input, 50-watt (W) radiation-tolerant options. "Our latest 28V-input SA50-28 products greatly simplify and accelerate system development," said Leon Gross, vice president of Microchip's discrete product business unit. "They are easier to customize than alternative space-grade power converters so they can meet specific voltage, current and other needs. Customers gain flexibility while reducing the size, cost and complexity of their space system designs." Microchip's SA50-28 family is an off-the-shelf, 28V-input, radiation-tolerant power converter offering that is based on discrete components with surface-mount construction and non-hybrid assembly processes. Delivering more capabilities than alternative off-the-shelf, space-grade power converters, a single SA50-28 device with customized parameters eliminates the volume, weight and complexity problems of using hybrid solutions with their multiple devices and surrounding circuitry. Microchip's comprehensive SA50-28 product line is a 20V- to 40V-input, 50W family with nine standard outputs of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V and 28V in single- and triple-output configurations. The devices can be tailored to a system's exacting power needs in a relatively short time with minimal additional costs as compared to hybrid-style power converter products.

One Sample Order = One Tree Planted
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we-online.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-01-25

In 2022, one tree will be planted for every sample order placed in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. To make this possible, Würth Elektronik is partnering with One Tree Planted, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting reforestation throughout the world. One Tree Planted also helps educate people on the many benefits of trees, including that they provide clean air and water, habitats for wildlife, and a positive social impact. To let customers know about the initiative, sample orders will be packed with recyclable paper tape and stickers featuring "One Sample Order = One Tree Planted" and a QR code linked to more information. As a way to further include employees, customers, and partners in the initiative, a fundraiser page has also been created where anyone is able to donate directly to One Tree Planted. This is a way for anyone to feel inspired to contribute to the cause. It will also serve as a benchmark to see how how many trees have been donated; both from the sample orders and individual donations. This partnership is another way in which Würth Elektronik is taking steps to improve sustainability and care for the environment.

International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems
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cips.eu
  • Event News
  • 2022-01-24

CIPS 2022 will be held in Berlin, Germany and Online from March 15th to 17th. Basic technologies for integrated power electronic systems as well as upcoming new important applications will be presented in interdisciplinary invited papers. In the next decades, power electronic system development will be driven by energy saving systems, intelligent energy management, power quality, system miniaturization and high reliability. Monolithic and hybrid system integration will include advanced device concepts including wide bandgap devices, new packaging technologies and the overall integration of actuators/drives (mechatronic integration). In 2022 the successful story of CIPS will continue as the conference focus is today more important than ever – increasing functionality, energy efficiency and system reliability while decreasing cost.

Fiber Isolated Probe for Power Electronics and Medium Voltage Use
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saker-mv.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-24

The presence of fast common modes and high voltages in power electronic systems makes floating measurements difficult where it is well known that differential probes have poor CMRR and ringing is typical. Fiber isolated probes like SAKER's ISOVP-L allow the accurate measurement of high side gate voltages and currents with floating shunts possible, due to excellent CMRR, low capacitive loading and high bandwidth. Optical isolation also increases user safety and eliminates leakage currents. The receiver is USB powered, connects to any oscilloscope via a BNC cable and features an auto-zero function. The emitter runs on standard AA batteries for more than 6h continuously, has a standard camera mount thread and is small enough to fit inside cabinets and small spaces. A unique touch protected SMB input connector designed by Saker gives users added safety when handling the probe as well as extra signal integrity. The ISOVP-L exceeds the specifications of competing probes, eliminates the need to invest in new scopes making it an ideal choice for customers with tight budgets.

Automotive Dual High-Side Gate Driver
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infineon.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-20

Battery systems for 48 V are used in multiple, growing market categories including Mild Hybrid Electrical Vehicles, trucks, e-wheelers and battery packs for solar panels. These Li-ion battery systems need to be protected against negative and positive voltages. In addition, these batteries must be able to quickly and reliably disconnect from loads within microseconds, in the event of an overcurrent. Since a battery unit may not be dedicated to one vehicle, status diagnostic and protection threshold configurability are key. To address these requirements, Infineon Technologies introduces the EiceDRIVER 2ED4820-EM, a smart gate driver with SPI interface. The gate driver is an ideal companion to Infineon's 80/100 V OptiMOS MOSFETs. It is also a perfect option for switching high-current loads in a 48 V board net. This smart, dual-channel high-side gate driver 2ED4820-EM in the EiceDRIVER APD family can tolerate negative voltages at Vbat down to -90 V and voltages up to +105 V. These various voltage conditions could occur during a short circuit or a poor contact connection event. Furthermore, the new device includes a current sense amplifier for high or low-side measurement. The low-side measurement helps reduce cost, PCB space and the overall power dissipation, since the existing shunt resistor of the battery management system can be used. With the two integrated output channels, it is possible to control a dedicated pre-charge path or separate the charging and discharging current path of the battery, further reducing PCB space and overall cost.

High Voltage Laboratory in Germany
  • Industry News
  • 2022-01-20

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH ("Toshiba") announces that they have established a new high-voltage laboratory (lab) in Germany. In line with the company's shift in focus towards more power-related products, Toshiba invested this year in infrastructure and equipment such as high voltage power sources, loads and measuring equipment. The high-voltage lab will be an integral part of Toshiba support and service activities for local European customers for power devices and solutions, specifically wide bandgap (SiC and GaN) technologies. Paired with engineering capabilities, for example, simulations of key power topologies and the design of reference models for power supply (i.e., PFC), inverter and EV charging applications customers can call on local support to optimise their systems related to efficiency and power density. "The decision to invest comes as a result of recent growth we have seen through an increase in the diversity of applications our products are specified and application-related questions from customers. The new high-voltage lab will allow these to be addressed more rapidly in the customer's own time zone and language," explains Armin Derpmanns, General Manager, Semiconductor Marketing, Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH. The high-power facilities are compliant with German regulations such as VDE0100 and will have the capability to test and measure up to 1500V DC and 1000V AC.

ICs Feature Energy Measurement, Dimming and Relay Control
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silergy.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-20

The SY7T501 and SY7T502 are Silergy's latest single-phase energy measurement ICs for cost-sensitive IoT applications such as smart-plugs, dimmers, power-strips, intelligent lighting, and other points of load. The devices feature a line voltage zero-crossing comparator with dedicated state-machine. A relay control-block with user-programmable on/off delays for latching relays (single and dual coil) and non-latching types. The relay control-block includes relay's contact sensing, allowing timing adjustment to compensate for relay's delay variation due to wear and other conditions. The devices also include a dimming control block for trailing and leading-edge controls and configurable digital I/O's. A 32-bit signal processing unit with a delta-sigma converter, precision bandgap reference and analog front-end allow accurate energy measurement (Vrms, Irms, Power, Energy, Line Frequency etc.). The UART interface allows communication with the host processor, includes communication protocol with data integrity check and auto-baud function. The devices are available in SO8 and MSOP10 packages.

Capacitors in Power Electronics Workshop
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psma.com
  • Event News
  • 2022-01-20

The PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS will sponsor a workshop, "Influences on Capacitors, How Materials and Environmental Effects Influence Capacitor Performance" on Saturday March 19, 2022, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The 2022 workshop will be the fifth in the series offered as a pre-event to the annual APEC conference. The 2020 and 2021 workshops were both held virtually due to the impact of COVID-19, and while we designed these workshops to be as interactive as possible, we look forward to returning to a face-to-face onsite workshop in 2022 and the additional opportunities that provides attendees. At the upcoming workshop, we will continue our efforts to educate and inform the industry about the latest news and developments related to Capacitors. Each year we are happy to see a growing interest and receive valuable feedback from Workshop attendees which we use when planning the next events. The first workshop, held in 2018, introduced the basics and now, in 2022, the Workshop will focus on the inner materials and construction of capacitors, the secrets of these materials and how environmental effects influence its performance in applications. The 2022 Capacitor Workshop is scheduled to open with a keynote presentation from Tomas Zednicek, President of EPCI - European Passive Components Institute who will discuss the future of capacitor technologies and will set the stage for the full day workshop. The early registration discount deadline has been extended to Friday February 18.

Resistors Using Thick Film Technology
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koaeurope.de
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-19

With a T.C.R. down to ±25ppm and a tolerance as low as ±0.1%, the RS73-series from KOA is ideal for precision designs such as high-accuracy sensing or voltage detection circuits in automotive, industrial and measuring applications, especially where ESD sensitivity is an issue. The ESD tolerance of these parts means that, in certain cases, protection devices, such as varistors etc, can be omitted from the design.

Digitally Programmable Synchronous Buck Converter
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st.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-19

Featuring a synchronous topology for optimum efficiency, the STMicroelectronics STPD01 DC/DC buck converter is digitally programmable for USB Power Delivery (PD) applications up to 60W. With a wide input-voltage range of 6V to 26.4V, the STPD01 offers flexibility to address applications such as AC multiport adapters, USB hubs, PC monitors, and smart televisions. The output voltage, set via I2C, can be adjusted from 3V to 20V in 20mV minimum steps to meet PD specifications. The device incorporates cable-drop compensation with an internal voltage-feedback resistor divider, to ensure the load receives the correct voltage unaffected by losses in copper tracks and the attached output cable. The STPD01 includes protection against over-voltage, over-current, and over-temperature. Additional built-in features include embedded discharge circuitry, soft-start, under-voltage lockout, and a programmable watchdog timer that help ensure a robust and safe system. ST has also launched the STEVAL-2STPD01 USB Type-C Power Delivery dual-port adapter kit, to accelerate development of solutions based on the STPD01. Created as an expansion card to be used with the NUCLEO-G071RB STM32 Nucleo-64 development board, the STEVAL-2STPD01 board contains two Type-C ports with two STPD01 programmable buck converters. Two TCPP02-M18 protection ICs for USB Type-C and PD Source applications are also on-board, and the associated software package, STSW-2STPD01, contains a sample application to run on the STM32G07 microcontroller.

Design Tools, Models, and Performance Simulations for GaN-Based Designs
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epc-co.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-19

EPC announces the debut of the GaN Power Bench, a suite of design tools to assist engineers in getting the optimal performance from their GaN-based designs. eGaN FETs and ICs provide the fast switching, high efficiency and small size that can meet the stringent power density requirements of today's leading-edge applications. The tools in the GaN Power Bench assist designers in the selection of the best GaN device for the application, simulate and optimize the thermal performance of the design, and provide application examples with all the supporting documentation needed to quickly and easily replicate the optimal design tips necessary for ideal performance. Tools in the GaN Power Bench include a GaN FET Selection Tool for Buck Converters, a GaN FET Thermal Calculator, Cross Reference Search, Device Models, and Reference Designs. Andrea Gorgerino, EPC's Director of Global Field Application Engineering commented, "Our eGaN FETs and ICs provide designers employing any power conversion topology the opportunity to achieve significant performance enhancements compared with silicon devices. User-friendly tools like those in the GaN Power Bench make it easy for designers to extract the optimal performance out of their GaN-based designs."

Asian Courts Validate Battery Separator Patents
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asahi-kasei.co.jp
  • Industry News
  • 2022-01-18

The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei has been successful in winning various litigation disputes relating to patents for separator films as a component of lithium-ion batteries. Since mid-2018, the company has successfully defended its position against patent infringement by in China and Korea. In the case of an invalidation trial against a Chinese patent, the respective court in Beijing now rendered a judgment maintaining Asahi Kasei's patent on September 28, 2021. Already in December 2020, the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China rendered a final decision which fully accepted Asahi Kasei's claim of patent infringement and ordered to stop selling the above products and to pay compensation for damages. Two years earlier, in August 2018, Asahi Kasei filed a patent infringement lawsuit with Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court against, 'Xu Ran Electronic and Others', both selling separators for lithium ion secondary batteries in Shenzhen, China, as joint defendants, based on the Patent owned by Asahi Kasei, seeking an injunction prohibiting Xu Ran Electronic and Others from selling their "single-layer W-scope" battery separators in China and compensation for damages, a total of 1 million yuan, this is equivalent to a total of approx.140.000 Euro. Also in Korea, the corresponding court 'Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board' (IPTAB) based in Daejon, issued a decision to dismiss the invalidation petition of the 'W-Scope Cooperation' and confirmed the validation of Asahi Kasei's Korean patent on a separator for lithium-ion secondary batteries on December 2, 2020.  In March of the same year the 'W-Scope Cooperation' filed an invalidation petition of Asahi Kasei's patent.

Scholarship Program Strives to Promote Diversity
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advancedenergy.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-01-18

Advanced Energy announced the launch of this year's Advanced Energy STEM Diversity Scholarship Program. The program aims to develop emerging talent and promote greater ethnic, racial and gender diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). In addition to providing each of the four recipients a $20,000 grant towards tuition cost, benefits include professional mentoring and internship opportunities at AE. "The technology industry's success depends on a diverse, innovative and entrepreneurial workforce that reflects the global customers we serve and communities in which we operate," said Randy Heckman, Chief Technology Officer at Advanced Energy. "Our STEM Diversity Scholarship Program aims to address this need and develop students into workforce-ready professionals. Through the program, we provide these students with academic assistance, mentoring and hands-on internship experience with Advanced Energy." The 2022 program is currently accepting applications from undergraduate and post-graduate students enrolled in seven partner universities that excel in education and research supporting precision power technologies: the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, University at Buffalo, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, San Jose State University and California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. The scholarship application submission deadline is February 11, 2022.

GaN-on-Si FET Producer Opens Locations in the USA and Europe
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innoscience.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-01-18

Innoscience Technology announced the official launch of its international operations in the USA and Europe. Headquartered in Suzhou, China, Innoscience is now poised to support customers through the addition of design and sales support facilities in Santa Clara, California, and Leuven, Belgium. Founded in December 2015, the company has currently a capacity of 10,000 8-inch wafers per month which will ramp up to 14,000 8-inch wafers per month later this year and 70,000 8-inch wafers per month by 2025. The company has a wide portfolio of devices from 30V to 650V and has shipped more than 35 million parts for use in applications including USB PD chargers/adapters, data centers, mobile phones and LED drivers. Innoscience produces high-performance, normally-off e-mode GaN FETs. By introducing a stress enhancement layer, the company has significantly reduced RDS(on) without affecting other parameters including threshold voltage and leakage. Both epitaxy as well as device processing have been optimized to obtain high reproducibility and yield. Parts have passed quality and reliability tests in excess of JEDEC standards. Comments Dr. Denis Marcon, General Manager, Innoscience Europe: "The time is right for GaN, and Innoscience is ready to supply the world. We will surpass anyone on price for an equivalent device and our huge manufacturing capacity means that our customers are assured of security of supply, which is often uppermost in people's minds given the shortage of chips at the moment. We look forward to working with any company in order to proliferate GaN throughout the global electronics industry."

Medical AC/DC Power Supply in a 2x3 Inch Package
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pduke.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-14

P-DUKE has announced the latest high-power density 180W medical AC/DC power supplies of MAD180 series. With forced air cooling these power supplies can deliver up to180W and 150W at natural convection cooling. Additionally, an up to 220W peak output power for 5 seconds is available. This series is featured with 2XMOPP insulation, low leakage current less than100 µA, certified with EIC/EN/ANSI 60601-1 makes it suitable for any safety demanding type BF medical application. It comes in 2 x 3 Inch open frame versions or optional encased versions and DIN-rail versions with an universal input range of 85 to 264 Vac and also especially supports 120-370Vdc input range. This series provides 12, 15, 18, 24, 28, 36, 48, 53 Vdc single output voltage. The output voltage can be easily adjusted up to ±8% with the integrated potentiometer. They have the following protection functions: over-voltage protection (latch mode), over-current protection (hiccup mode and auto-recovery), short-circuit protection (continuous and auto-recovery) and over-temperature protection (sensed by an internal thermistor; hiccup mode and auto-recovery). MAD180 series is equipped with long-life electrolytic capacitors, efficiencies up to 94%, power factor correction is 0.95, no-load power consumption of 150mW max. and IEC protection types of class I and class II. The power supplies can be operated at an altitude up to 5000m and with its superior performance at an operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C.

Asia-Pacific Power Supply Product and Technology Exhibition
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bspexpo.com
  • Event News
  • 2022-01-13

With gathering the foremost power supply brands in China, Asia-Pacific Power Supply Product and Technology Exhibition, August 10 – 12, 2022 in Guangdong, China, is a strategic platform not only for domestic and international manufacturers to display their advanced power supply products as well as technology but also for professional distributors to import quality products. Having been held for a consecutive 11 years, the event is highly recommended by insiders, professional institutions and media at home and abroad and helps overseas power supply companies to find their first pot of gold in China! The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China predicts that the country's power supply market will grow from 232.1 billion yuan in 2017 to another all-time high of 257.6 billion yuan by 2022. China is also home to 5000+ power supply manufacturers, mainly spreading across the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta and the region near Beijing. Co-organized by the Power Supply Committee of Guangdong Lighting Association, Shenzhen Electronic Chamber of Commerce, and Shenzhen Association for the Development Promotion of Semiconductor Lighting Industry, Power Supply Exhibition is one of the leading trade shows for power supplies in China. The 2022 show is expected to gather 500+ exhibitors on a 40,000 sq.m show floor.

Baoxing Chen Named IEEE Fellow
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analog.com
  • People
  • 2022-01-13

Analog Devices' Technology Fellow Dr. Baoxing Chen has been named a 2022 IEEE Fellow for his contributions to integrated signal-power isolation and integrated magnetics. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of IEEE membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. "I am incredibly humbled and honored to be named an IEEE Fellow," said Dr. Chen. "This is a testament to Analog Devices' leadership in digital isolation technology, which is only made possible through decades of dedication from our isolation team. I am extremely fortunate to work in such a collaborative environment where innovation is nurtured and valued." Dr. Chen, who joined Analog Devices in 1997, was named an ADI Fellow in 2010. As the chief technologist for the Isolation Group, he pioneered iCoupler and isoPower digital isolation technology from inception through today's innovations, enabling over 4.4 billion isolation channels shipped. He also heads chip scale thermoelectric harvester developments at ADI. Dr. Chen has published more than 40 papers and holds 52 US patents. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor in Northeastern University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and also serves as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Dr. Chen holds a Ph.D. in Physics and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan as well as a B.S. in Physics from Nanjing University in China.

Low-Voltage MOSFET for Battery Protection Circuit Modules
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magnachip.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-13

Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced that the company has launched a Low-Voltage Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (LV MOSFETs) featuring lower Rss(on)* for battery Protection Circuit Modules (PCMs) in smartphones. The Rss(on) of this 6.5G product is 20% lower than the previous version with the same chip size to reduce current loss and improve heat dissipation. This lower Rss(on) controls a high power density above 25W to prevent a battery from overheating and protect the PCM while the battery is being fast-charged. Also, PCM functionality has been greatly enhanced by an upgraded Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection diode. This diode mitigates a maximum of 2kV, based on the human-body model, of ESD to strengthen circuit protection and prevent damage to other smartphone components. Along with this powerful battery protection, the size of chip was significantly reduced to better meet the requirements of new smartphone models. According to Omdia, a market research firm, the global smartphone market will grow 6.3%, with more than 1.4 billion units sold in 2022. The wireless earphone market is also rapidly growing, which will further drive up the demand for LV MOSFETs. Magnachip has sold more than 1.3 billion units of LV MOSFETs in the last 10 years and more than 900 million units of MOSFETs for battery PCMs. Leveraging its industry-leading technological know-how and business expertise, the company plans to reinforce its market leadership commensurate with the growth of the high-end 5G smartphone market.

180W AC/DC Power Supply in a 2x3 Inch Package
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pduke.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-12

P-DUKE has announced the latest extension of it's high-power density power supply to the existing range of 15W to 450W. The TAD180 series deliver with forced air cooling up to180W or 150W at natural convection cooling. Additionally, an up to 220W peak output power for 5 seconds is available. This series is featured with 3000Vac reinforced insulation and over-voltage category OVCIII (up to 2000m operating altitude) which make these power supplies suitable for many industrial applications, especially heavy-duty industry. This series comes in compact 2 x 3 Inch open frame versions or optional encased versions and DIN-rail versions with universal input range of 85 to 264 Vac or 120-370 Vdc. It provides 12, 15, 18, 24, 28, 36, 48, 53 Vdc single output voltage. The output voltage can be easily adjusted up to ±8% with the integrated potentiometer. They have the following protection functions: over-voltage protection (latch mode), over-current protection (hiccup mode and auto-recovery), short-circuit protection (continuous and auto-recovery) and over-temperature protection (sensed by an internal thermistor; hiccup mode and auto-recovery). TAD180 series is equipped with long-life electrolytic capacitors, efficiencies up to 94%, power factor correction is 0.95, no-load power consumption of less than 150mW and IEC protection types of class I and class II. The power supplies can be operated at an altitude up to 5000m and with its superior performance at an operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C.

Chinmaya Joshi Appointed Global Automotive Segment Director
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vicorpower.com
  • People
  • 2022-01-12

Vicor Corporation announced the appointment of Chinmaya Joshi ("CJ"), as Global Automotive Segment Director. Chinmaya joins Vicor from the Jaguar Land Rover group where he served as a Senior Manager for powertrain power electronics. Chinmaya brings deep automotive industry experience with over ten years leading DC-DC converter design and development teams for HEV, PHEV and BEV vehicle platforms. His primary role at Vicor will be to support the expansion of the OEM customer base, tier-one suppliers and automotive system partners through high density modular solutions for electrification. "To address fleet electrification with a robust funnel of OEM and tier-one opportunities, Chinmaya will add significant bench strength to our global automotive team," said Patrick Wadden, Global Vice President of the automotive business unit. Chinmaya earned a Bachelor of Technology in Materials Science and Engineering (Semiconductor Physics) at the College of Engineering, Pune India and a Masters of Science degree at Cornell University.

Mixed Signal Oscilloscope for Power Integrity Testing
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tektronix.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-11

Tektronix announced the launch of its latest version of the 5 Series mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO). With numerous enhancements, the 5 Series B MSO delivers even more versatility while continuing to provide high-fidelity waveforms, unique spectrum analysis capabilities, and flexible signal access appreciated by engineers around the world. Built on the performance and integrity that engineers rely on with the original 5 Series MSO, the B version includes customer-centric updates led by a new auxiliary trigger input that lets users synchronize the oscilloscope to an external signal without consuming any of the 4, 6, or 8 full-capability input channels. For the optional, built-in arbitrary/function generator, the maximum frequency output increases from 50 MHz to a best-in-class 100 MHz; enabling higher frequency stimulus for measurements such as Bode plots and impedance measurements. These capabilities are invaluable for making fast, thorough checks of power integrity on power distribution networks. To serve the needs of engineers working and collaborating outside the lab, the 5 Series B MSO works with new tools for offline analysis and cloud data storage. TekScope PC software enables analysis of oscilloscope waveform data anywhere, without tying up the oscilloscope. Controls are built into the scope to enable saving to TekDrive cloud storage with a single press of a button so users can easily save waveform data to the cloud, allowing teams to work and collaborate across the world. 

3D Sine/Cosine Position Sensor
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allegromicro.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-11

Allegro MicroSystems announced its A33230 3D sine/cosine Hall-effect position sensor IC. The A33230 offers system designers a cost-effective solution for automotive and industrial applications with a quick time to market. It contains two discrete analog signal paths for high-speed performance, and the tiny SOT23-W package size makes it ideal for situations where PCB space is at a premium. The IC can also be used as an angle sensor, provided the system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) capable of performing CORDIC calculations on the two outputs. The A33230 incorporates vertical and planar Hall-effect elements with sensing axes that are orthogonal to one another, providing 90° of phase separation, which is inherently independent of magnet pole spacing and air gap. It comes pre-programmed to measure angle in any plane (XY, XZ, or YZ) while providing independent sine and cosine outputs. "With the ability to sense fields in X, Y and Z planes, Hall-effect sine/cosine sensors are reliable, proven options for many applications," said Scott Milne, Business Unit Director for Position and Angle Sensors at Allegro. "The introduction of the A33230 gives Allegro customers access to an expanded selection of position and angle sensors for automotive and industrial applications such as factory robotics, windshield wipers, in-cabin motors and more. It's a cost-effective solution with a small footprint that makes it ideal for legacy applications where a designer needs to minimize PCB size, or is looking for an opportunity to reduce BOM cost."

Encapsulated AC/DC Power Supplies
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tracopower.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-10

TRACO POWER announces their TPP 40E & TPP 65E families of miniature encapsulated AC/DC power supplies with safety approvals for both Medical and Industrial applications. Consisting of 6 models within each wattage family offering single outputs of 5 / 12 / 15 / 24 / 36 / 48 V with up to 94% efficiency. The small footprint with PCB or chassis mount versions make these products an attractive solution for a wide range of requirements. The TPP 40E / TPP 65E families are 2xMOPP compliant and rated for BF (body floating) for applied parts applications, insuring both patient and operator protection. Using high quality components and high efficiency topologies enables wide operating temperatures and high reliability exceeding 1.4 million hours MTBF (MIL-HDBK-217F, ground benign) and supported with a 5 year product warranty.

Strengthening Aerospace and Defence Portfolio
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  • Industry News
  • 2022-01-10

TT Electronics announced it has acquired the Ferranti Power and Control business (Ferranti P&C) from Elbit Systems for £9 million. Ferranti P&C is a UK based manufacturer of power electronics and power systems for the aerospace and defence markets located in the greater Manchester area. The acquisition strengthens TT's UK aerospace and defence footprint and further enhances the capabilities of their power conversion and power management portfolio. With a recognised and reputable customer base, many of whom are supported by TT already, this acquisition will also bring opportunities for supply chain streamlining and consolidation for many key industry partners. Ferranti P&C provides access to a range of recognised programs across both the military aerospace and commercial and business aerospace sectors with sole-sourced positions on major key platforms. TT is committed to investing in the business further to accelerate growth prospects and support continued expansion of differentiated engineering capability for the design and development of custom high-reliability power solutions. Richard Tyson, CEO, TT Electronics commented: "We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of the Ferranti Power and Control business. This represents a significant step and great addition for our power capability. The organisation is an ideal strategic fit within our existing UK footprint and adds further credibility and significant engineering expertise to our aerospace and defence offering. It's fantastic to be able to welcome the Ferranti Power and Control team into the TT group."

Power MOSFET Package Enables Innovative Source-Down Technology
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  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-07

High power density, optimized performance, and ease of use are key requirements when designing modern power systems. To offer practical solutions for design challenges in end applications, Infineon Technologies launches OptiMOS Source-Down (SD) power MOSFETs. They come in a PQFN 3.3 x 3.3 mm 2 package and a wide voltage class ranging from 25 V up to 100 V. This package sets a new standard in power MOSFET performance, offering higher efficiency, higher power density, superior thermal management and low bill-of-material (BOM). The PQFN addresses applications including motor drives, SMPS for server and telecom and OR-ing, as well as battery management systems. Compared to the standard Drain-Down concept, the latest Source-Down package technology enables a larger silicon die in the same package outline. In addition, the losses contributed by the package, limiting the overall performance of the device, can be reduced. This enables a reduction in R DS(on) by up to 30 percent compared to the state of the art Drain-Down package. The benefit at the system level is a shrink in the form factor with the possibility to move from a SuperSO8 5 x 6 mm 2 footprint to a PQFN 3.3 x 3.3 mm 2 package with a space reduction of about 65 percent. This allows for the available space to be used more effectively, enhancing the power density and system efficiency in the end system.

Multi-Line Low-Voltage Dataline Filters for MRI & Shielded Rooms
  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-06

ITG Electronics has enhanced and expanded its series of dataline filters for MRI rooms and other shielded areas. Not only are filters for triple and quadruple lines now available, but the original single-line filter has been redesigned for more secure mounting and simpler connection to terminal blocks. Part of ITG Electronics' F2779Y002L Series, the portfolio additions reliably filter both common and differential mode noise for low-current datalines, and feature a robust design allowing for durable penetration for MRI rooms, shielded environments and other areas where interference-free data transmission is mission-critical. The series additions reduce noise by 100dB from 1MHz-10GHz, with a voltage rating of 120/250V. The filters' calling cards are ease and efficiency, as just one unit – with a single wall penetration – provides up to four channels of clean data transfer into and out of shielded rooms. The increase in channels, as well as easier mounting and terminal block connection, yields expedient, space-saving installation with fewer room penetrations and faster overall setup. In addition to datalines, the F2779Y002L Series filters can be used for other low power applications, including digital fire alarms and LED lighting.

Jim Kelly Named President
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  • 2022-01-05

Dayton T. Brown, Jr. announced the promotion of Jim Kelly to President of Dayton T. Brown, Inc. (DTB) effective January 1, 2022. His new role encompasses the direction of the entire corporation and responsibility for all three divisions – Technical Services, Engineering and Test, and Mission Systems, as well as all general and administrative services and support functions. Since joining the Company, Jim has been promoted multiple times in recognition of the talent and capabilities he brings to the team. He joined DTB in 2008 as a Business Development Manager for the Technical Services Division. He was named Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Technical Services Division in 2010, and Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales and Marketing in 2014. In 2015 he was named Senior Vice President/General Manager, Technical Services Division. His most recent appointment in December of 2020 was Executive Vice President – managing all three divisions. While his full-time employment at DTB began in 2008, his relationship and roots began much earlier when he attended activities at the Company as a child with his dad, Jim Kelly, Sr. who also worked there. While pursuing his college degree, Jim worked in the Paint Shop in the Manufacturing Division and fulfilled many other roles as a summer hire between semesters, strengthening his knowledge and commitment to DTB.

New Appointment for Industry Veteran Dhaval Dalal
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  • 2022-01-05

Tagore Technology announced that power electronics industry veteran, Dhaval Dalal has joined the Tagore team. Dhaval Dalal has over 30 years of R&D experience at leading semiconductor and OEM companies including onsemi and Texas Instruments and as founder of power electronics consultancy, ACP Technologies LLC. In his new role, Dalal will focus on bringing Tagore's highly efficient, cost-effective power management solutions to market. Tagore Technology CEO, Amitava Das said: "For over 10 years Tagore has been at the forefront of disruptive semiconductor solutions and we are excited about the innovative GaN-on-Si power management products we offer. As we continue to expand our product portfolio, with Dhaval on board, we look forward to working even more closely with our customers to help solve their most challenging power management problems." Commenting on his new appointment, Dhaval Dalal said: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to help Tagore's customers bring their designs to market faster while increasing efficiency and reliability and reducing overall system cost." Dhaval Dalal is a Member of the Board of the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and Co-Chair of the PSMA Power Technology Roadmap Committee. Dalal holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Management Technology from National Technological University (now Walden University).

GaN IC Design Center Dedicated to Electric Vehicles
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  • Industry News
  • 2022-01-04

Navitas Semiconductor announced the opening of an electric vehicle (EV) Design Center, further expanding into higher-power GaN markets. GaN-based on-board chargers (OBCs) are estimated to charge 3x faster with up to 70% energy savings compared to legacy silicon solutions. GaN OBCs, DC-DC converters and traction inverters are estimated to extend EV range or reduce battery costs by 5%, and to accelerate adoption of EVs worldwide by 3 years. An EV-upgrade to GaN is estimated to reduce road-sector CO2 emissions by 20%/year by 2050, the target of the Paris Accord. The Design Center, based in Shanghai, China, hosts a highly-experienced team of power system designers with comprehensive capabilities across electrical, thermal and mechanical design, software development, and complete simulation and prototyping capabilities. EV customers will be supported worldwide by the new team, from concept to prototype, through to full qualification and mass production. Respected industry-expert, Mr. Hao SUN, the Sr. Director of the Shanghai Design Center, said "The design center will develop schematics, layouts, and firmware for full-function, productizable EV power systems. Navitas will work in partnership with OBC, DC-DC and traction system companies to create innovative, world-class solutions with the highest power density and highest efficiency to propel GaN into mainstream eMobility."

Reference Design Supports Development of All-Silicon 33W 1C Chargers
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  • Product Release
  • 2022-01-03

Silanna Semiconductor has launched an active clamp flyback (ACF)-based reference design that simplifies and speeds the development of 33W 1C fast charger applications built using silicon power FETs. Featuring the company's latest SZ1131 CO2 Smart Power ACF controller technology, the Silanna Semiconductor RD-23 provides a route to delivering performance that matches or exceeds that of commercially available 30W GaN-based chargers at a cost more readily associated with conventional silicon designs. Silanna's RD-23 incorporates everything an engineer needs to prototype and develop a fully functional charger with low operational and no-load/ stand-by power consumption and minimum component count, BOM cost and size. RD-23 uses the SZ1131 – Silanna Semiconductor's ACF controller, which is rated for 65W for Universal input and above 100W with PFC-supported applications. This controller offers the integration by incorporating an adaptive digital PWM controller, ultra-high-voltage (UHV) active clamp FET, active clamp gate driver and startup regulator into a single compact device. Providing an (uncased) power density of 22W/inch3, the RD-23 operates with a peak efficiency of over 92% and has a no-load power consumption (@ 230Vac) below 20mW. Efficiency is flat across the universal input (90 – 265Vac) input range and the reference design is fully production-ready as it exceeds conducted and radiated EMI requirements by more than 6dB margins.

Silicon Power MOSFET for High Efficiency Power Conversion
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-31

SkyWater Technology and Applied Novel Devices announced a transistor technology that offers significant benefits for fast switching power conversion applications. The power MOSFETs offer 2x lower output charge, near-zero reverse-recovery and ultra-low Qoss enabled by AND's proprietary channel engineering technology. In addition, these power MOSFETs offer superior specific on-resistance (< 5 mOhm-mm2 @ 30V BVDSS) at gate drive as low as 2.5V as well as low leakage currents and near-ideal sub-threshold slope made possible by AND's device architecture. These characteristics can substantially reduce parasitic losses incurred in power management systems. This will improve power management and conversion efficiency in numerous applications including data centers, automotive, electric motor drives, microinverters for renewable energy systems and many others in industrial and consumer markets. In applications such as DC-DC power conversion, AND's technology offers unique advantages enabled by its novel device architecture. Near-zero reverse recovery and low output capacitances eliminate the need for integrated or standalone Schottky clamp diodes. These efficiency enhancing characteristics make the technology attractive for higher frequency voltage conversion applications not typically supported by conventional Si MOSFETs. The high frequencies enabled by these power MOSFETs, in turn, drive reduction of passive component sizes to achieve small form factor power modules that support further system level efficiency gains.  AND will offer wafer scale and standard package products ranging from 15-80V for industrial and consumer applications. AND plans to expand the offering to span the 200-1000V range with a family of products produced at SkyWater for electric vehicle, renewable energy and various industrial applications.

Strategic Cooperation in Electric Mobility
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-30

Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler signed an investment and strategic cooperation agreement with Leadrive on December 16th, 2021 in Shanghai to cooperate in electric mobility. The purpose of the partnership is to conduct joint development in the electric mobility product areas including E-Axles by virtue of Leadrive's and Schaeffler's respective proprietary technology advantages in the field of electrical drive systems, motor control units and semiconductor power modules for electric vehicle applications, with the aim to start volume production for the first pilot project in 2023. In the meanwhile, Schaeffler will also invest in Leadrive by purchasing stakes in its latest B2 round of financing. "The electro-mechanical integration is a trend of electrical vehicle drive system. Leadrive and Schaeffler will strengthen their respective proprietary technology advantages in the field of 'electrical' and 'mechanical'," said Dr. SHEN Jie, Founder and General Manager of Leadrive. "Through this partnership, we will develop globally technical advanced electrical powertrain products together, including the 800V Silicon Carbide E-Axle." The agreement was signed by Dr. SHEN Jie, Founder and General Manager of Leadrive Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Dr. CHEN Xiangbin, President Automotive Technologies of Schaeffler Greater China, and was witnessed by Dr. Jochen SCHROEDER, President Business Division E-Mobility of Schaeffler Group from online connection.

Isolated Single Channel Gate Driver
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-30

Inventchip Technology (IVCT) announced that it started shipping 3.75kVrms isolated single channel Gate driver IC IVCO1A01D engineering samples and will release the product to the market in Q1 2022. IVCO1A01D is a 36V 10A driver. The output side VCC2 UVLO is below 10V, which makes it capable of effectively and safely driving SiC/Si MOSFETs and Si IGBTs. The 10A output peak current makes it easy to use in high power applications. It has split outputs, OUTH and OUTL, so that pull-up and pull-down current can be adjusted independently to optimize EMI and switching loss. The low propagation delay and high common-mode transient immunity (CMTI) enables MOSFETs to reliably switch at hundreds of kHz with high dv/dt. It is in an 8-pin SOIC package with 3.75kVrms isolation. The IVCO1A01D helps engineers solve critical design challenges and reduce system cost in many high density applications, such as the server and telecom power supply, motor drive and inverter designs, etc.

Reliable and Robust Power Semiconductors for Mobile Fast Chargers
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-23

Navitas Semiconductor announced that its GaNFast power ICs with GaNSense technology have been upgraded to increase efficiency, power density, and access additional fast-charger markets. GaN is a next-generation semiconductor technology that runs up to 20x faster than legacy silicon and enables up to 3x more power, 40% energy savings and 3x faster charging in half the size and weight. GaNFast power ICs integrate GaN power and drive plus protection and control to deliver simple, small, fast and efficient performance. Over 30 million GaNFast power ICs have been shipped with zero reported field failures. The 'voltage rating' of NV613x and NV615x GaNFast power ICs with GaNSense has been upgraded from 650V to 700V for continuous operation, and is rated at 800V for transient conditions. Increased voltage-rating enables more-efficient power transformer circuit designs, and higher capabilities for areas of the world with unreliable, widely-varying power grids with extreme voltage spikes. Autonomous system-level monitoring and reaction ensures 'detect and protect' within 30 ns – 10x faster than for discrete implementations. "GaNFast power ICs already deliver the highest reliability and highest performance in the mobile fast-charger market," said Dan Kinzer, Navitas' COO / CTO and co-founder. "Navitas' engineering, quality and applications teams continue to deliver leading-edge, next-generation technology with a proven, data-driven approach that enables customers to innovate aggressively in power-conversion and fast-charger design – and to access expanded markets in more areas of our world."

'Empowering Innovation Together' Offers Look at Emerging Technologies
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-21

Since 2015, Mouser Electronics has provided engineers with insight into the latest trends and technologies through its Empowering Innovation Together program. Over the course of seven instalments, Mouser's 2021 Empowering Innovation Together series highlighted key topics such as 5G, power management, artificial intelligence, sensor fusion, intelligent transportation systems, RF wireless technologies and industrial automation. "At Mouser, we're eager to share our industry expertise through a steady stream of informative content to support engineers in all stages of the design process," shares Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. "By highlighting trending topics in multiple sectors, our EIT program has been successful in inspiring engineers in their work and keeping them informed about the changing technologies shaping modern society." This year's series spanned seven instalments, covering a variety of topics with engaging content including blogs, articles, infographics and The Tech Between Us podcast featuring Mouser's Director of Technical Content, Raymond Yin. The 2021 EIT series also included four Then, Now and Next videos as well as conversations led by Mouser thought leaders and other experts. The program highlighted new products and unlocked the necessary technical developments to stay up to date with what's happening in the market.

Awarded the Highest Platinum Rating of Sustainability
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-21

ROHM has been awarded the highest rating of "Platinum" for its sustainability performance of 2021 by EcoVadis based in France for the first time. The "Platinum" rating is given to the top 1% of about 80,000 companies assessed across all industries. EcoVadis is the world's largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, founded in 2007 to promote the sustainability of supply chains around the world. About 80,000 companies in 160 countries across 200 industries are assessed in four areas of Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Resource Procurement, and are rated in four levels: Platinum (top 1%), Gold (top 5%), Silver (top 25%), and Bronze (top 50%). As ESG is becoming increasingly important, the assessment results of EcoVadis are recognized by many global companies as one of the most important factors in selecting suppliers. ROHM received the highest performance score level of "Outstanding" in the environmental field, for their goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 and for their longstanding efforts to promote greening in Japan and overseas. They also received high scores for Labor and Human Rights and Sustainable Resource Procurement fields and overall, putting it in the top 1% of the companies across all industries. Encouraged by the results of this assessment, ROHM will continue to promote CSR activities and work to solve social issues in order to realize a sustainable society, while aiming to be a company that meets the expectations of its stakeholders.

Silicone Technologies for Advanced Semiconductor Packaging
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-20

Dow introduced its latest silicone technologies for advanced semiconductor packaging at SEMICON Taiwan 2021. These silicone-organic hybrid adhesives, silicone hotmelt solutions and silicone die-attach films (DAF) deliver improved performance, durability, uniformity and processability vs. traditional organics. Dow's technologies are engineered to address top trends in advanced semiconductor packaging, including ever-thinner, smaller and more-complex designs, by mitigating stress from mismatched coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs) that can cause warpage. They also provide greater durability and reliability for applications exposed to harsh environmental conditions in industries such as aerospace and automotive electronics. "While advanced packaging designs are essential to meet increasing demand for higher performance and expanded functionality in electronics, they can also place greater thermal, electrical and mechanical stresses on the chip," said Jayden Cho, Dow's global segment leader for Displays & Microelectronics. "To address this situation and help customers improve quality, consistency and processability, Dow has developed an array of novel silicone technologies specifically designed for side-by-side and stacked chip configurations and MEMS devices. Our silicone products surpass organics by optimizing thermal stability, stress relaxation and durability in many different types of packaging."

Compact High-Voltage Contactors
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-20

TDK Corporation has extended its range of bipolar DC high-voltage contactors to include the HVC43 (B88269X3**0C011) series. These products complete the existing range by offering continuous currents from 150 A DC to 250 A DC and operating voltages of up to 1000 V DC. The contactors are available in 12 V or 24 V coils with a power consumption of 6 W. The HVC43 series types provide compact dimensions of 78 x 40.4 x 74.5 mm (L x W x H), weigh 300 g, and are 30 per cent smaller and lighter than the HVC200, HVC300, and HVC500 types, designed for voltages of up to 1200 V DC and continuous currents of 500 A DC. The contactors include a hermetically sealed gas-filled ceramic arc chamber, offering outstanding extinguishing properties, and are specially designed to quickly shut down high direct currents of lithium-ion batteries in vehicles, charging stations, or energy storage systems.

10 Years of Support
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  • 2021-12-20

Vincotech has quite an anniversary to celebrate. This marks the tenth year the company has supported Plan International Germany's projects. Vincotech's social commitment runs deep; Plan International's humanitarian reach ranges wide. The two forged a partnership that has stood the test of time. Vincotech donates to advance the organization's philanthropic agenda every year. 2021 is no exception: in June the customer satisfaction survey was combined with a fundraising campaign, and in December instead of Christmas gifts the company donates €12,000 to support a project in Nepal. Eckart Seitter, CEO, says, "Vincotech is all about reliable partnerships with customers and business partners. Society deserves nothing less from us. Giving back to the community and paying it forward to those less privileged is a reward unto itself. This is why we nurture our enduring partnership with Plan International, whose aid projects on behalf of children's welfare and rights are exemplary. We are proud to be contributing to initiatives as worthy as these." 2021's grant went to build schools in Nepal where mountainous terrain, harsh weather, sparse infrastructure and great distances make it difficult for many children to attend school. Plan International is building barrier-free classrooms in earthquake-proof buildings to afford educational opportunities to more kids. In winter, when the snow and cold make long journeys to school even harder, lessons are to be held over the radio and given by local teachers. Competitions and classroom book corners go to promote reading. Topics such as equality and hygiene are now on the syllabus. Separate sanitary facilities are to encourage girls to attend school.

Great Breadth of Supercapacitors
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  • 2021-12-20

Transfer Multisort Elektronik (TME) has further strengthened its portfolio of supercapacitors with the addition of 15 SPSCAP products. Market demand for supercapacitors has grown dramatically in recent years, providing a way of storing energy and maintaining voltage under operating conditions and in locations where conventional batteries simply would not be applicable. Among the sectors in which they are currently seeing most traction are automotive, where they are being incorporated into electric vehicle (EV) powertrains, and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, where they can support energy harvesting activities. They are also becoming commonplace in consumer electronic devices, being featured in the camera flash subsystems of smartphones, as well as in backup power supplies, etc. Given the increasing supercapacitor uptake now being experienced, access to robust and dependable supply chain channels is going to be vital. The SPSCAP components now stocked by TME can be supplied to customers in a wide array of capacitance values, spanning from 1F through to 3000F. These cylindrical format components utilize an acetonitrile electrolyte and have voltage ratings of 2.7VDC, 2.85VDC and 3VDC. They come with either radial or axial leads attached. Modules that are designed for higher voltage usage are also offered. These are rated at 16V. All of these products support a working temperature range of -40°C to 65°C. Depending on the particular model, they have duty cycle figures of between 500,000 and 1 million.

Additions to European Sales Team
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  • 2021-12-17

Indium Corporation is pleased to announce updates to its European sales leadership team headquartered in its Milton Keynes facility in the United Kingdom. Wolfgang Bloching and David McKee have both been promoted to the role of senior regional sales manager and Anders Lunden has taken a new role as regional sales manager. In his new role, Bloching is responsible for growing sales in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for Indium Corporation's soldering products including solder paste, solder wire, engineered solder materials, and thermal management materials. He also manages the company's sales channel partners throughout his region. Bloching has more than 24 years of experience in electronics manufacturing. He joined Indium Corporation in 2009 and is a German State Certified Engineer in the field of electronics and process engineering. Joining Bloching as a senior regional sales manager is David McKee. McKee is also responsible for growing sales of the company's soldering and thermal management materials and  managing sales channel partners throughout his region of eastern Europe. McKee has more than 35 years of industry experience. Since joining Indium Corporation in 2000, McKee has held and succeeded in multiple roles including process specialist, area sales manager, and key account manager. He holds a Higher National Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering from West Lothian College in Scotland. He is also an SMTA-certified process engineer and earned his Six Sigma Green Belt from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Assuming a new role with Indium Corporation is Regional Sales Manager Anders Lunden, who has been with the company since 2019 and has more than 20 years of experience in the electronics industry. Lunden serves as Indium Corporation's lead sales contact and customer advocate for soldering products in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, the Baltic states, and Poland. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronic production from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. 

High-Performance Thermal Gap Filler Pads
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-16

The Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is introducing its next generation of thermal gap filler pads - THERM-A-GAPTM PAD 30 and 60 - for all heat transfer applications between electronic components and heat sinks. With a dependable thermal performance of 3.2 W/m-K, the cost-effective THERM-A-GAP PAD 30 reliably conforms to rough surface irregularities and air gaps on heat generating components. For higher performance applications, THERM-A-GAP PAD 60 offers the enticing combination of excellent thermal conductivity at 6.0 W/m-K, while being 40% softer than current high-performance thermal gap pad offerings from Parker Chomerics. With their special formulation, THERM-A-GAP PAD 30 and 60 ensure complete conformability (with low clamping forces) and the lowest outgassing, thus providing an effective thermal interface wherever uneven surface irregularities, air gaps or rough textures are prevalent. The products are ideal for use in general industrial, life science and consumer markets. Typical applications extend from telecommunications equipment, automotive electronics, and lighting LEDs, through to power conversion systems, consumer electronics, desktop/laptop computers, servers, handheld devices and memory modules. THERM-A-GAP PAD 30 and 60 are also highly effective in vibration-dampening applications. "Thermal gap filler pads continue to be designed and used in greater capacities for price-sensitive markets, as well as those requiring high-performance materials," says Brian Mahoney, thermal business unit manager, Chomerics Division. "We're thrilled to expand our already impressive family of thermal gap filler pads with these next-generation offerings." Manufactured globally, THERM-A-GAP PAD 30 and 60 come in a range of standard sheet sizes and thicknesses, although custom dimensions are available upon request. Parker Chomerics can also supply the products with various carrier options for ease-of-application and use.

Quad Output Medical Power Supply
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-16

SL Power Electronics announces the availability of the GB130Q family of 130W quad output power supplies in a 3" X 5" Open frame form factor. The GB130Q carries dual safety certification complying to both Medical (IEC/UL60601-1, 3rd Edition) and Industrial/ITE (IEC/UL62368) safety standards within the same unit. This notable attribute of the GB130Q family of products simplifies sourcing requirements and when paired with a design optimised for seamless integration, the GB130Q stands out as the ultimate solution for virtually any application. The GB130Q is constructed with the highest quality components, such as long-life electrolytic capacitors and the power supply design ensures that these components are not pushed to their maximum output ratings. For example, the long-life electrolytic capacitors operate below their threshold and ESR ratings in extending the life of the end equipment and minimising field service needs. The power supply is also available with a cover, GB130Q-C, and both versions have a wide range of output combinations, a 5V standby output, remote inhibit via contact closure and power fail/DC OK signal. Meeting Class B conduced and radiated EMI with a high degree of margin simplifies system design by reducing/eliminating the need for external filtering.

Modules and Drivers for 50 kW Hypercharger
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-16

Following the successful launch of the HYC150 and HYC300 of their hypercharger product line, alpitronic recently introduced the 50 kW DC electric vehicle charger HYC50. It is the first wall-mounted DC charger in this power range featuring two charging ports that allow fast charging of one vehicle at 50 kW or of two vehicles simultaneously at 25 kW each. This is made possible by using EasyPACK CoolSiC TM MOSFET 1B and 2B modules from Infineon Technologies in combination with the EiceDRIVER X3. By using the CoolSiC technology, the HYC50 achieves up to 97 percent efficiency and enables a bidirectional design. As a result, this hypercharger is suitable for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) operation. At the same time, the charger has a compact footprint of 1250 x 520 x 220 mm³ and weighs less than 100 kg. Its compact size makes the charger ideal for indoor wall mounting, though it can also be mounted flexibly on a pedestal outdoors. The charger supports the charging standards CCS1 and CCS2 with a capacity of 150 A, CHAdeMO with a capacity of 125 A, as well as GBT. In this particular design, Infineon's EasyPACK 1B and 2B modules, which include CoolSiC MOSFETs, a NTC temperature sensor, and PressFIT contact pins, were able to increase power density by about 50 percent. In addition, by using CoolSiC technology, the noise level was significantly reduced from 65 dB to less than 50 dB.

AC/DC Converter ICs Equipped with Integrated High Voltage SJ MOSFET
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rohm.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-16

ROHM developed the AC/DC fly-back converter ICs with an integrated 730V breakdown MOSFET the BM2P06xMF-Z series (BM2P060MF-Z, BM2P061MF-Z, and BM2P063MF-Z). These devices are ideal for auxiliary power supply and Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) solutions for industrial drives as well as home appliances – including air conditioners, white goods, and factory automation equipment. These fly-back ICs require no additional heatsinks and no discharge resistors and capacitors. It helps designers to shorten design time, simplify the circuitry, reduce cost and increase reliability by offering integrated solutions. They are equipped with an original low-loss SJ (Super Junction) MOSFET together with optimized PWM control circuitry – facilitating the development of 85V to 264V AC/DC converters. Adopting a surface mount package supports automatic board mounting (which was previously difficult to do in the past). Meanwhile, the implemented functions ensure compliance with the IEC62368 safety standard, even when the discharge resistor (a source of loss during standby) is removed. Additionally, original low standby power control technology is applied – resulting in extremely low standby power consumption. Supply voltages up to 60V (VCC) are also supported – eliminating the need for an external step-down power supply circuit. Compared to general products with equivalent performance, automatic mounting contributes to lower factory mounting costs. Moreover, ROHM is able to reduce standby power by over 90% along with the number of power supply circuit components by four, contributing to greater power savings and higher reliability in applications.

Product Portfolio for Chinese Market
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schurter.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-16

SCHURTER's series of multi-functional power entry modules have received CQC or CCC approval for use in equipment for the Chinese market. Series 5707, DG12, and DG11, as well as Distribution Unit series 4752, add to SCHURTER's range of passive and electromechanical components designed for global application. The compact and highly integrated power entry modules with or without EMC filters, include options such as line switch and/or 1- or 2-pole fuseholder. These series can also be specified with IP seal protection, important for many medical applications with exposure to drips and spills, or those that require cleaning. The PEMs are especially suited for use in any equipment where space is at a premium. China Quality Certification [CQC] is mandatory for Power Entry Modules [PEM] with an EMC filter. PEMs without EMC filter require China Compulsory Certification [CCC]. The CQC Mark Certification is otherwise a voluntary product certification sanctioned by the China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) to manage the process for manufacturers interested in pursuing the China Compulsory Certification (CCC). It is a certification system in which merchants voluntarily participate. The voluntary product certification service (called CQC mark certification) carried out by CQC certification indicates that the product meets the relevant quality, safety, environmental protection, performance, and other standards by imposing the CQC mark.

embedded world 2022 is Postponed
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  • Event News
  • 2021-12-16

To meet multiple requests from registered exhibitors and enable all participants to plan with the maximum possible confidence, the embedded world Exhibition&Conference 2022 has been rescheduled: In close consultation with exhibitors the decision has  been taken to postpone the exhibition and accompanying conferences until 21-23 June 2022. Exhibitions and congresses have been held again at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg since September 2021 subject to a robust hygiene concept, and exhibitors and visitors have responded extremely positively and with a sense of responsibility. At the same time, NürnbergMesse is paying attention to the individual needs of its customers and participating sectors. This has led to different decisions for different events. Current developments in the Covid-19 pandemic are causing uncertainty for many exhibitors at embedded world, for example. Benedikt Weyerer, Executive Director embedded world, comments: "By deciding at an early stage to defer embedded world 2022 until summer, we are meeting the wishes of many exhibitors and enabling them to plan with confidence. We are very grateful for the many constructive conversations with industry representatives, which provided significant encouragement for this decision. Together with the exhibitors, we are looking forward to seeing the international embedded community again in Nuremberg from 21 to 23 June next year!"

Low Profile Automotive Grade Chip LAN Transformer
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-15

Bourns released its automotive grade Model SM453229A-381N7Y 10/100/1000 Base-T Chip LAN Transformer. Designed for maximum PCB layout flexibility, Bourns' latest Chip LAN Transformer model is a low-profile discrete solution. It is also AEC-Q200 compliant featuring an expanded temperature range of 40 to +105 °C, is capable of Hi-Pot isolation of 1500 VAC/60 sec., and is able to withstand pulse voltages of up to 2400 V, 1.2/50 µs. These features make the Model SM453229A-381N7Y ideal for 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet networks, industrial single pair Ethernet and IEEE 802.3 Ethernet-based applications, and pairing common mode chip inductors for EMI suppression. This small, center-tapped transformer is wound on a drum core and capped with a ferrite plate to emulate the close magnetic path of a toroid core. The center tap allows for common mode suppression even without an extra common mode filter. This discrete shielded transformer helps to reduce efforts in EMI troubleshooting. Bourns' fully automated production process contributes to a higher degree of component uniformity, and promotes consistent quality and improved reliability. High-volume, cost-effective production can be achieved with a shorter production lead time because of this automated production process. Bourns SM453229A-381N7Y 10/100/1000 Base-T Chip LAN Transformers are available now and are RoHS compliant and halogen free.

Fast Recovery Epitaxial Diode Series
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taiwansemi.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-15

Taiwan Semiconductor announces the extension of its recently launched line of fast recovery epitaxial diodes. The PUUPxxH family extends the benefits of FRED technology to applications requiring up to 6A of operating current. These AEC-Q101 qualified devices deliver optimized switching speed vs. reverse recovery time. Their soft reverse recovery results in lower noise switching while achieving low losses and increased efficiency. The TO-227 package heat spreader contacts provide excellent heat transfer. In addition to the 100V and 200V rated 3A, 4A and 6A models in the PUUP series, 3A and 4A versions are available in SOD-128 and DO-214 packages. "The PUUP series' FRED technology delivers increasing efficiency and power density in switching power applications in newer more thermally advantageous packaging," said Vice President, TSC Products, Sam Wang. "And for instant upgrade to the benefits of this technology, 3A and 4A versions are also offered in historical packaging." Applications include switching power conversion in automotive, lighting, industrial and communications. Specific applications benefiting from AEC-Q qualification include fuel injection systems, electrification of transportation and automated navigation. Design resources include comprehensive datasheets and spice models for each component in the series.

3-Level 800V GaN Inverter
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-15

hofer powertrain and VisIC Technologies announce a partnership to work jointly on a GaN-based inverter for 800V automotive applications. "Our partnership with hofer powertrain for the development of gallium nitride-based power inverters in electric vehicles is the breakthrough of gallium nitride technology for 800V battery systems in the automotive industry", said Tamara Baksht, CEO of VisIC. "VisIC's D3GaN technology was developed for the high-reliability standards of the automotive industry and offers the lowest losses per RDS (on). It also simplifies the system solution and enables highly efficient and affordable powertrain platforms solutions. The ability to support cars with 800V battery, along the 400V battery, is the significant step forward in GaN worldwide adoption by automotive electrical driveline". hofer powertrain has been working for more than 5 years on the development of 3-Level inverters for automotive powertrain applications, revealing vast benefits that the 3-Level topology brings compared to today's state-of-the-art 2-Level inverters using IGBTs or SiC chips. The special properties of the 3-L topology of an inverter lead to improved overall system energy consumption at the relevant reference driving cycles, such as WLTP, due to reduced harmonic losses in the motor. Moreover, the Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) behavior of the complete Electric Drive Unit can be improved due to the better Total Harmonic Distortion of the output current affecting noise reduction. Finally, costs are reduced regarding Electro Magnetic Compatibility measures to meet the increasingly strict requirements (like Comité International Spécial des Perturbations Radioélectriques 25 class 5), due to the better common-mode behavior of the hofer powertrain 3-Level inverter.

X-Band GaN on SiC Solutions
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-14

Richardson RFPD announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a lineup of X-band GaN on SiC devices from Wolfspeed. Wolfspeed's portfolio of high-performance X-band solutions features a variety of power levels to optimize system performance, as well as backend support tools to assist in system design and integration. The product offering includes discrete transistors, impedance-matched FETs and multistage MMIC amplifiers. The devices are well suited for pulsed and continuous wave X-band applications, including airborne and marine radar, weather radar, air traffic control, and test instrumentation.

Honoring Rising Power Electronics Engineers
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-14

GaN Systems released the winners of the "GaN Systems Cup" China Power Supply Society (CPSS) design competition. Now in its seventh year, this annual competition challenges engineering students from China's leading universities to design power electronics systems that are more efficient, use less energy, and fewer or smaller materials using GaN power transistors. Unveiled during the on-site finals and CPSS awards ceremony hosted at Chongqing University on November 12, 2021, 11 engineering teams were honored for their GaN-based designs. "We are proud to sponsor this competition, which highlights the ingenuity and resourcefulness of engineering students in tackling ambitious power system designs using GaN," said Paul Wiener, GaN Systems' VP of Strategic Marketing. "The ceremony marks a culmination of their hard work throughout the year and the solutions they have created. It highlights the future game-changers that will be solving critical power systems challenges as industries shift towards greener policies." "GaN Systems Cup" CPSS design competition is the highest-level college student competition in China's power electronics field. The design challenge for 2021 was to develop a high efficiency, high power density wide output power supply design using GaN Systems GS-065-011-1-L transistors. Solutions had to meet several rigorous technical requirements. Forty-one teams from 36 universities across the country enrolled in this year's competition.

Chipset Family Integrates 100 V GaN Driver and FETs up to 65 A
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-14

The EPC23101 eGaN IC plus EPC2302 eGaN FET offers an ePower Chipset capable of a maximum withstand voltage of 100 V, delivering up to 65 A load current, while capable of switching speeds greater than 1 MHz. When operated in a 48 V to 12 V buck converter, the EPC23101 + EPC2302 chipset delivers 96% efficiency at 1 MHz switching frequency and 97% efficiency at 500 kHz switching frequency and can deliver 65 A with less than 50 °C temperature rise. The ePower family of products makes it easy for designers to take advantage of the significant performance improvements made possible with GaN technology. Integrated devices are easier to design, easier to layout, easier to assemble, save space on the PCB, and increase efficiency. "Discrete power transistors are entering their final chapter. Integrated GaN-on-Silicon offers higher performance in a smaller footprint with significantly reduced design engineering required," said Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of EPC. "From the serenity or control environment of digital and analog controllers, the ePower Chipset translates the PWM command signals to high voltage and high current waveforms capable of driving real world loads. Designers can use the ePower Chipset to make lighter weight and more precise battery-operated BLDC motor drives for eMotion, robotic arms and drones, higher efficiency 48 V input DC/DC converters for data center, datacom, artificial intelligence, solar MPPT and other industrial and consumer applications."

Collaboration to Advance and Simplify the Adoption of Electric Vehicles
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-14

Hitachi America and REE Automotive announced a strategic agreement to ease and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) across the entire EV value chain, including enabling EV manufacturing at scale, delivering commercial vehicle charging infrastructure and energy management, and providing comprehensive digital fleet management and operations for full visibility across EV fleets as organizations transition over the next decade. Hitachi and REE will accelerate the development of advanced digital solutions for REE customers by co-creating a highly scalable Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) platform, which will enable next-generation connected commercial EVs. Leveraging Hitachi's Lumada data platform and REE's platform modularity and horizontal business strategy, the companies aim to bring to market a truly modular, smart EV solution to serve all segments, including delivery, logistics, and mobility-as-a-service. "We are excited to partner with REE to help accelerate the transition to EVs globally," said Hicham Abdessamad, Chairman and CEO, Hitachi America. "Hitachi is deeply committed to sustainability, and with our long history of innovation in energy, mobility, manufacturing and digital, together with REE's transformative, innovative approach to EV and autonomous vehicles (AV), we are well positioned to accelerate and ease the transition to zero-emission commercial vehicles at scale, a mission that we both share."

Monolithic Integration of Schottky Diodes and Depletion-Mode HEMTs with 200 V GaN-IC
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-13

Imec presents the co-integration of high-performance Schottky barrier diodes and depletion-mode HEMTs on a p-GaN HEMT-based 200 V GaN-on-SOI smart power integrated circuits (ICs) platform developed on 200 mm substrates. The addition of these components enables the design of chips with extended functionality and increased performance that takes monolithically-integrated GaN power ICs one step further. The achievement paves the way towards smaller and more efficient DC/DC convertors and Point-of-Load convertors. GaN power electronics are today still dominated by discrete components driven by an external driver IC that generates the switching signals. However, to take full advantage of the fast-switching speed GaN offers, monolithic integration of power devices and driver functions is recommended. Imec has already successfully demonstrated the monolithic co-integration of a half-bridge and drivers together with control and protection circuits that are key to an integrated all-GaN power IC in one chip. One of the main hurdles to boost the full performance of GaN power ICs remains finding a suitable solution for the lack of p-channel devices in GaN with acceptable performance. CMOS technology uses complementary and more symmetrical pairs of p- and n-type field effect transistors (FETs), based on the mobilities of holes and electrons for both types of FETs. However, in GaN, the mobility of holes is about 60 times worse than that of electrons. That means that a p-channel device, where holes are the principal carriers, would be 60 times larger than the n-channel counterpart and highly inefficient. A widespread alternative is replacing the P-MOS by a resistor. Resistor-Transistor Logic (RTL) has been employed for GaN ICs but shows trade-offs between switching time and power consumption.

First World-Wide Carbon Neutral Circuit Board
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-12

AISLER announced at the World Ethical Electronics Forum (WEEF 2021) its plans to ship the first worldwide carbon-neutral circuit board by the end of 2022. That way, AISLER aims to be at forefront of decarbonating the development process of the electronics products of tomorrow. Starting next year, AISLER will use its service to reduce the impact on the environment. "By design, we have a much lower carbon footprint because we only manufacture locally. To make this affordable, we employ automation which allows us to achieve best-in-class production yields and lower costs. This alone however does not save us; everyone in our society needs to identify how we can jointly contribute to a carbon-neutral future," said Felix Plitzko, CEO and Co-Founder of AISLER. AISLER plans to ship its first carbon-neutral circuit boards at the end of 2022 with its Beautiful Boards product. Together with the German Fraunhofer IZM, AISLER will first sum up their carbon footprint, to then identify proper measures to reduce the product footprint down to 0. AISLER serves engineers as a convenient one-stop shop for circuit boards, parts, stencils and assembly to develop the products of tomorrow. "The best way we can contribute is to help our customers with decarbonating their development process. With nearly 50,000 engineers as our customers, this is where we as a company have the best leverage and can contribute the most. The engineer should be in the driver seat of their supply chain and make their environmental contribution as easy as a snap," Plitzko further elaborated. AISLER also plans to go fully carbon-neutral by the end of 2023.

Honored for Substantial Contributions to Climate Change and Water Security Issues
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-10

The CDP (formerly known as the "Carbon Disclosure Project") released its Climate Change 2021 report, in which Delta was listed in the leadership level under "climate change" and "water security" issues among nearly 12,000 companies worldwide. The CDP assessment recognizes that Delta's business strategy is aligned with low carbon goals. Not only does Delta's Board of Directors actively participate in its sustainability strategy, but the management team also leads the ESG Committee in promoting various climate initiatives and implementing them in the core business and daily operations. The team received top ratings for "climate change governance," "business strategy and financial planning," and "emission reduction initiatives." In water security, Delta achieved a five-year water intensity reduction of 30% in 2020 and committed to a further 10% reduction in water intensity by 2025 compared to 2020. Delta has also assessed the water risk of its main plants and supply chains using the international water risk assessment tool and provided improved resources for high-risk areas or deployed production capacity to reduce its impact on water resources. The Company has been awarded the highest honor from CDP with an A-List leadership rating for its contributions to water security issues.

Partnership for Compact & Efficient SiC Inverters
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  • 2021-12-09

CISSOID and Silicon Mobility announce the integration of Silicon Mobility’s OLEA® FPCU controller with CISSOID’s Silicon Carbide (SiC) Intelligent Power Module (IPM) platform. This highly integrated platform will accelerate the development of compact and efficient SiC Inverters for EV motor drives. The partnership will deliver a SiC Inverter modular platform offering highly integrated hardware and optimized software: a power module and its gate driver with protections and fault management, an ultra-fast FPCU controller and its application software optimized for e-motor control. CISSOID’s IPMs integrate a 3-Phase 1200V/340A-550A SiC MOSFET Power Module with a temperature-robust gate driver enabling low switching losses and high power density. Silicon Mobility OLEA® FPCU controller and OLEA® APP INVERTER software enable fast and highly efficient electric motor control. “Silicon Mobility ultra-fast OLEA FPCU is the perfect technology to control our SiC IPM platform in motor drive applications,” says Pierre Delatte, CTO of CISSOID. “The capability of SiC power modules to switch faster and to operate at higher frequencies makes it essential to have access to a controller technology capable of running real-time algorithms faster. OLEA FPCU low power consumption is also a key advantage in building highly compact and efficient traction inverters”.

Silicon-Carbide Power Devices for E-Mobility and Energy-Efficient Industry
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  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-09

STMicroelectronics is introducing its third generation of STPOWER silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, advancing the state-of-the-art in power devices for electric-vehicle (EV) powertrains and other applications where power density, energy efficiency, and reliability are important target criteria. ST has incorporated design know-how to open up even more of SiC's energy-saving potential. The effort continues to drive the transformation of the EV and industrial markets. With the acceleration of the EV market many car makers and automotive suppliers are now embracing 800V drive systems to achieve much faster charging and help reduce EV weight. These systems allow the car makers to produce vehicles with longer driving ranges. ST's SiC devices are specifically optimized for these high-end automotive applications including EV traction inverters, on-board chargers, and DC/DC converters, as well as e-climate compressors. The new generation also suits industrial applications by boosting the efficiency of motor drives, renewable-energy converters and storage systems, as well as telecom and data-center power supplies. ST will offer the third-generation devices in various forms, including bare dice, discrete power packages such as STPAK, H2PAK-7L, HiP247-4L, and HU3PAK and power modules of the ACEPACK family. The packages offer innovative design features such as specially placed cooling tabs that simplify connection to base-plates and heat spreaders in EV applications. The options give designers choices that are optimized for applications such as EV main traction inverters, on-board chargers (OBCs), DC/DC converters, e-climate compressors, and industrial applications such as solar inverters, energy storage systems, motor drives and power supplies.

Silicon Carbide MOSFETs and Digital Gate Drivers for Power Stack Reference Design
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  • 2021-12-08

Microchip Technology announced a collaboration with Mersen on their 150 kilovolt-ampere (kVA) three-phase silicon carbide Power Stack Reference Design. Mersen’s three-phase SiC Power Stack Reference Design provides system designers with a complete, compact, high-power silicon carbide solution without the need for individual device sourcing, testing and qualification. The Power Stack Reference Design includes Microchip’s silicon carbide power modules and digital gate drivers and Mersen’s bus bar, fuses, capacitors and thermal management, optimally designed together in a single high-performance stack reference design. With Microchip’s 1200V MSCSM120AM042CD3AG silicon carbide MOSFET and AgileSwitch® 2ASC-12A1HP digital gate driver, the Power Stack Reference Design enables engineers to rapidly develop high voltage systems using kits predesigned for their applications – reducing time to market by up to six months. The Power Stack Reference Design provides 16 kilowatts per liter (kW/l) of power density and up to 130°C Tj, peak efficiency at 98%, with up to 20 kilohertz (kHz) switching frequency. Utilizing Microchip’s rugged silicon carbide MOSFETs and AgileSwitch family of configurable digital gate drivers, the reference design enables engineers to select from 700V and 1200V options in currents up to 750A. Microchip also provides a choice in module construction including baseplate material, Direct Bonding Copper (DBC) ceramic material and die attach method.

ASML Lithography Scanners Enhance Productivity and Line Yield
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-08

Innoscience Technology (Zhuhai) recently held a ceremony to celebrate the introduction of the lithography scanner for manufacturing Innoscience’s 8-inch Gallium Nitride on Silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers for power switching applications. In 2021, Innoscience introduced the lithography scanner from ASML. Thanks to the imaging performance and dual-stage TWINSCAN architecture of ASML’s lithography scanner, the productivity and line yield of Innoscience GaN-on-Si power devices are improved. The “third-generation semiconductors”, such as Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC), have been in the spotlight of the global semiconductor industry in recent years, characterized by their smaller size, higher switching frequencies capabilities, higher efficient energy management with higher power densities than what is possible with traditional Silicon material. Such new materials can fulfill the global strategic needs such as energy-saving, emission reduction, smart manufacturing, etc. GaN is one of the key "third-generation semiconductor" materials, which has broad market prospects and can penetrate a wide range of applications covering consumers, industrials and automotive. As the world's leading 8-inch GaN-on-Si Integrated Device Manufacturer (IDM), Innoscience is committed to promoting innovation and revolution of the third-generation semiconductor manufacturing technology.

Umesh Mishra Awarded IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal
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  • 2021-12-08

Transphorm announced that its co-founder and CTO Umesh Mishra, Ph.D. was awarded the IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal. The honor is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application. Umesh was recognized for his contributions to the development of GaN-based electronics. This is the second IEEE award received by him, the first being the IEEE David Sarnoff Award for the development of GaN electronics. Umesh has a strong legacy in the field of GaN technology. In 1996, he co-founded Nitres Inc., the first start-up company to develop GaN LEDs and RF transistors. Nitres was acquired by Cree (now Wolfspeed) in 2000. He continued researching and developing GaN-based solutions, expanding focus to high voltage power conversion applications and, in 2007, co-founded Transphorm. Throughout his business career, Umesh has also served in the academic field as a Distinguished Professor in the ECE Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) where he has been a director of several GaN research centers.

Design Center Focused on Enabling GaN-Based Data-Centers
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-08

Navitas Semiconductor announced its expansion into higher-power markets with the opening of a Design Center dedicated to bringing GaN power ICs and associated high-efficiency, high-power-density systems to enable data centers around the world to upgrade from silicon to GaN, thereby significantly improving energy savings, reducing electricity costs and cutting CO2 emissions. Gallium nitride (GaN) devices are the leading-edge of power semiconductor technology, operating 20x faster than traditional silicon chips. Navitas’ GaNFast™ power ICs integrates GaN power, GaN drive, protection and control. High speed and high efficiency translate into new industry benchmarks in energy savings, high power density, lower cost, and higher reliability. The Design Center, based in Hangzhou, China, hosts a team of power system designers with comprehensive capabilities across electrical, thermal and mechanical design, software development, and complete simulation and prototyping capabilities. Data center power customers will be supported worldwide by the new team, from concept to prototype, through to full qualification and mass production. The Design Center will develop schematics, layouts, and firmware for full-function, productizable data center power supplies. Innovative solutions for the highest power density and highest efficiency will bring the value of GaN into mainstream data centers. Additionally, there will be multiple partnerships created for magnetics, thermal substrates, and other materials to assist customers to optimize their power supply designs.

Power Supply with Advanced Pulsing Offers Customizable Plasma Control
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advancedenergy.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-07

Advanced Energy has expanded its family of plasma power generators with a 10 kW pulsed DC power supply that combines power and control capabilities with PowerInsight by Advanced Energy™ embedded process optimization software. With patented pulsing technology, the Ascent® SMS AP (Advanced Pulsing) power supply brings optimal arc management and precise plasma control to the most challenging thin film deposition applications ranging from semiconductor to solar PV manufacturing. The compact 10 kW Ascent SMS AP has the widest safe operating area (SOA) with peak voltages up to 1200 V and frequencies from 0.5 to 150 kHz. Its four-block progressive arc management system with a full voltage reversal is the industry’s most advanced solution, providing the lowest arc energy with available self-adjusting arc parameters that will dynamically move with the process. The AP waveform delivers boost voltage, reverse voltage control and advanced pulse shaping that enables fine-tuning to tailor film morphology and desired film properties. “Advanced Energy continues to push the performance of pulsed DC power supplies with unprecedented adaptability in single-magnetron sputtering applications,” said Dhaval Dhayatkar, senior director of marketing, plasma power products at Advanced Energy. “Packed with our most advanced technologies including a highly configurable waveform, progressive arc management, best-in-class SOA, wide frequency range and our PowerInsight process optimization software, the new 10 kW Ascent SMS AP power supply enables our customers to achieve the highest possible levels of precision, repeatability and yield in advanced semiconductor processes.”

Update on Solution Simulator: Thermal Analysis Function
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rohm.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-07

ROHM has recently added a thermal analysis function to ROHM Solution Simulator that allows designers of electronic circuits and systems in the automotive and industrial markets to collectively verify power devices and driver ICs thermal issues on different solution circuits. ROHM Solution Simulator, which runs on ROHM’s website, makes it possible to carry out a variety of simulations for free – from component selection to individual device and even system-level verification. This enables easy and accurate verification of ROHM products such as SiC devices in power semiconductors, driver/power supply ICs, and passive components (i.e. shunt resistors) in solution circuits under close to actual application conditions. The newly added thermal analysis function can be implemented in solution circuits for devices and applications where heat is likely to become an issue in electronic circuit design. Examples are PTC heaters (heaters specifically designed for electric vehicles without internal combustion engines) equipped with IGBTs and shunt resistors as well as DC/DC converter ICs and LED drivers in order to meet the increasing demand to simulate temperature during circuit operation. This is the only simulator in the industry that enables web-based electrically and thermally coupled analysis of not only of the semiconductor chip (junction) temperature during operation, but also pin temperatures as well as thermal interference of board components on solutions circuits that include both power semiconductors and ICs along with passive components.

Water-Soluble Flux-Cored Wire
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indium.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-07

Indium Corporation announces that it is now offering CW-305, a flux-cored wire that offers ease of cleaning in which the post-soldering residue can be removed by using only a warm water-wash. Indium Corporation’s halogen-free CW-305 cleans so well that residue removal can be delayed for up to 48 hours without affecting ionic cleanliness or visual circuit board appearance. CW-305 is beneficial for electrical hand soldering applications where high flux strength and the ability to clean with water are required, such as touch-up and rework applications for medical, aerospace, and automotive industries. CW-305 is also capable of soldering to heavily tarnished surfaces. CW-305 is compatible with Indium Corporation’s suite of proven halogen-free, water-wash solder paste and wave fluxes as well as its halogen-containing water-wash fluxes. It is designed for both manual and automated touch-up and component addition.

ICs Slash Energy Waste in Appliance Power Supplies by 75%
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power.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-07

Power Integrations introduced the highly integrated InnoSwitch™3-TN off-line, CV/CC flyback switcher IC. Offered in a safety-qualified, compact MinSOP™-16A package and incorporating a 725 V primary MOSFET, isolated feedback, synchronous rectification and secondary-side control, InnoSwitch3-TN ICs enable power supplies that are simple to design and ideal for appliance and industrial auxiliary applications up to 21 W. Silvestro Fimiani, senior product marketing manager at Power Integrations, said: "Our new InnoSwitch3-TN devices support the high output current needed in smart-connected appliances at efficiencies of up to 90%, compared to traditional approaches such as buck regulators that are often less than 60% efficient. InnoSwitch3-TN ICs incorporate all feedback components while supporting isolated, non-isolated, single and multi-output designs for the most compact, flexible auxiliary power supply solution.” The advanced InnoSwitch3-TN flyback controller delivers constant efficiency across the load range and less than 5 mW no-load consumption. The flexibility afforded by FluxLink™ communication technology means that positive and negative outputs are easily achieved. InnoSwitch3-TN ICs can be used in a 5 V single-output power supply, with two positive output rails, or with both positive and negative rails, without any external feedback components. Safety-rated FluxLink technology also ensures reliable synchronous rectification and accurate constant voltage and constant current on the output. The low forward drop of the SR MOSFET also ensures excellent cross-regulation performance. Comprehensive safety features include output over-current and over-temperature protection. The small MinSOP package and low number of external components required for a full PSU design make the InnoSwitch3-TN ideal for compact implementations.

Proprietary Power Architecture for AC/DC Converters
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eggtronic.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-06

Eggtronic has announced QuarEgg+™, an innovative, proprietary power architecture that improves the efficiency and reduces the size of AC/DC converters that would traditionally have used active clamp flyback (ACF) and quasi-resonant (QR) topologies. The architecture will maximize the performance, minimize the form factor and improve the reliability of AC/DC power schemes in applications ranging from fast chargers and adapters for mobile devices and laptops to power supplies for loudspeakers and smart home assistants. QuarEgg+ is the first in a series of power conversion architectures that make up the Eggtronic EcoVoltas® family. Specifically developed to deliver smaller, higher efficiency power conversion, this family of proprietary, patented technologies will help engineers to meet performance, cost, size, weight and sustainability goals. EcoVoltas solutions boost the performance of FET switching devices, whether they are based on legacy silicon or wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC). They also drive down no-load ‘vampire’ power and reduce the overall Bill of Materials (BoM). Because QuarEgg+ offers superior performance to conventional ACF and QR conversion topologies, it enables power converters that are up to seven times more efficient and three times smaller than traditional silicon converters and up to three times more efficient and twice as small as previous GaN converters.

1200V, 100A Power Modules
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-06

Solitron Devices is pleased to announce the introduction of the SD11906, SD11907, SD11956 and SD11957 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) Half Bridge Power Modules. Solitron has developed this power module series to maximize the benefits of SiC, with a unique robust, simple, and cost-effective module format. The 37mm x 25mm x 9mm outline is a fraction of the size and weight of competitive modules. The integrated format maximizes power density while minimizing loop inductance with a pin configuration to allow simple power bussing. The SD11906/07/56/57 are half bridge configurations with two 1200V, Low RDS(on) 13mO SiC MOSFETs. The SD11906 and SD11956 feature freewheeling 1200V SiC Schottky diodes in parallel with the MOSFETs inside the module. The pinout configuration separates the power bus from the gate and source controls to ease and simplify board layout. All four devices feature continuous drain current of 105A. This series is designed for demanding applications such as avionics based electromechanical actuators and power converters. With operating temperatures of -55°C to 175°C, construction includes copper baseplates and Alumina Nitride insulators ensuring TCE matching and high thermal transfer. Isolated, integrated temperature sensing enables high level temperature protection on the SD11906 and SD11907.

SiC Semiconductor Technology in Tram
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  • Industry News
  • 2021-12-03

Siemens Mobility and Stadtwerke München (SWM) successfully completed a one-year test of semiconductor technology based on silicon carbide (SiC) in an Avenio streetcar in Munich in August. They have now presented the results of their research. The study found that the motor noise produced by the vehicle fell sharply and that energy use declined as well during the trips that the tram made on Munich’s public-transportation rail network. The semiconductor technology was produced by Infineon Technologies. The tests were conducted as part of the European research and development project PINTA. By taking part in the trial, Siemens Mobility significantly contributed to efforts to integrate SiC power semiconductors into rail vehicles. The test phase included all development tests necessary to gain authorization for technology’s use in passenger service that were conducted in the company’s system test center and in the vehicle. The continuous monitoring of energy levels showed an approximate 10 percent reduction in energy consumption. The measurements also found lower noise levels during operations and an overall reduction in motor noise. The Avenio München equipped with a SiC core spent one year transporting passengers and covered 65,000 kilometers in the process. The PINTA project is part of a far-reaching European research and innovation initiative called Shift2Rail.

DC/DC Converter Features 2W Output at High Temperature
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recom-power.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-02

RECOM has added to its DC/DC converter range the RSH2 series - a fully regulated, low noise, isolated 2W DC/DC converter in a surface mount package. The series features nominal inputs of 3.3V (2.8-5.5V), 5V/9V (4.5-13.2V), 12V (9-18V), and 24V (18-36V), useful for battery or bus-powered systems. The outputs available are 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V, and 24V. The parts have short-circuit and overcurrent protection, and they meet EN 55032 class A or B limits for input noise with a simple external filter. No minimum load is required, and on/off control is standard. The RSH2 series operates from -40°C to 85°C without derating, making the product suitable for demanding industrial, test and measurement, and transport applications. The isolation rating is 2kVDC/60s (optionally 3kVDC/60s) with UL/IEC/EN 62368-1 certification. The parts are RoHS-2 compliant. The RSH2 series comes in a compact, lightweight DIP14 SMD case, available in tube or tape-and-reel packaging. The parts may be IR-oven or vapor-phase reflow soldered using industry-standard JEDEC profiles. Matthew Dauterive, DC/DC Product Manager of RECOM comments ‘The surface mount RSH2 series is a perfect way to generate isolated on-board power rails in mains and battery powered equipment. The RSH2 will also find use in ground-loop isolation for industrial sensors and bus communication networks’.

700W Power Supply Optimized for Conduction Cooling Applications
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prbx.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-01

Powerbox has announced the release of a 700W power supply for industrial applications, the OFI700A. Optimized for conduction cooling, the OFI700A delivers high performance levels across a baseplate temperature range of -40 to +95 degrees C, without the use of a fan. The power supply operates with a wide universal input range from 85 to 264VAC with power factor correction (PFC) and is available with DC outputs of 12V, 28V (adjustable to 24V) or 48VDC. A 12V auxiliary is also provided. The OFI700A is available in three versions of single output DC voltage, 12V/58.4A ; 28V/25A and 48V/14.6A. The output voltage can be adjusted using the provided onboard potentiometer. For example, the 28V output can be adjusted from 22.4V to 33.6V, covering the 24V applications. An additional voltage of 12V/0.1A is provided for auxiliary functions. For applications requiring 1+1 redundancy it is possible to connect two units in parallel, adding an external diode to protect the unit. Using a diode for this purpose is a simple solution but it increases power losses which depending on the output current could be as high as 30W. So, to maintain the highest level of efficiency when operated in redundancy-mode, an ‘option O’ OFI700A version is available with active ORing circuitry deploying high performance FET technology. In this version the power losses are minimized to an excellent less than 1.5W.

65 Amp, AMR Based, Fully Isolated Current Sensor
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aceinna.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-12-01

ACEINNA announced the high current ±65 Amp MCx1101 Current Sensor. Designed for WBG (wideband gap) applications, and available in 3.3- and 5-Volt versions, this wide bandwidth AMR-based (Anisotropic Magnetoresistive) current sensor is ideal for a wide range of next generation power systems and applications. Units are now available for sampling and volume shipments. The MCx11-1’s fast response and high bandwidth is ideal for fast switching SiC and GaN based power stages and enables power system designers to make use of the higher speeds and smaller components enabled by wide band-gap switches. Output step response time is just 0.3us. The MCx1101 also provides an integrated over current detection flag to help implement the OCD (Over Current Detection) required in modern power systems. Over current detection response time is a fast 0.2us. “ACEINNA’s MCx1101 current sensors are fully integrated, bi-directional and provide much higher DC and AC accuracy and dynamic range compared with alternative solutions,” says Teoman Ustun, VP of Marketing, ACEINNA. “For example, the ±65 Amp versions have a typical accuracy of ±3%. This current sensor utilizes an industry standard SOIC-16 package with a low impedance (0.9 milli-ohm) current path and are UL/IEC/EN60950-1 certified for isolated applications.”

Latex Binders for Coating and Adhesion of Electrodes
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trinseo.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-11-30

VOLTABOND™ Binders utilize a safe, non-toxic, aqueous-based process that is considered sustainably advantaged compared to more common alternatives. Trinseo’s portfolio of high-performance latex binders plays a vital role in battery functionality, improving battery efficiency by controlling adhesion, ionic conductivity, water absorption, chemical resistance, and recharging characteristics. These binders improve battery kinetics by binding the graphite and conductivity agent powder together and onto the current collector in a Li-ion battery, enabling high-performance battery storage. “At Trinseo, we are committed to delivering solutions that go beyond simply delivering material,” said Christian Page, Director of Research and Development for Batteries, Trinseo. “VOLTABOND is the result of more than 70 years of experience in the Latex Binders business that showcases our dedication to developing tailored, innovative solutions that address the individual needs of our customers—including performance, sustainability, regulatory, and economic issues—to drive their success. The lithium-ion battery industry is a growing market, and we will continue to invest in our capabilities worldwide to service our customers and address industry objectives, including minimizing impurities, reducing capacity loss, improving energy consumption, and enabling recyclability.”

Webinar: The Smart Grid as Digital Superhero leading the Energy Transition
  • Event News
  • 2021-11-30

REGISTER NOW! Online Webinar: The Smart Grid as Digital Superhero leading the Energy Transition | 13 December 2021, 14pm

The current electricity grid has evolved over 100 years. It has served the economy and society brilliantly but is not sustainable for modern times due to its one-way architecture from the power plant to the consumer. Smart Grids offer a bi-directional way of exchange of electricity and information between sources and consumers, and the devices they power, adding flexibility as a result. They are digital, foster renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and electrification of end-users. Moreover, they enable the decentralized operation of energy systems that is crucial to efficiently manage renewable energy sources.
To unleash all the benefits smart grids can offer, well-skilled experts must be trained. The MOST project lies in the center of energy transition – the highly innovative master course is designed to equip tomorrow's experts with competencies crucial for the next step towards clean energy.
The MOST Consortium invites you to save the date – book your calendars now to join our Closing Event on 13 December 2021, from 14:00 to 16.00 (CET). The conference will mark the end of the MOST project and look back on its results.

Battery Charger Family Complies with Medical Safety & EMC Requirements
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mascot.no
  • Product Release
  • 2021-11-29

Norwegian power design expert Mascot has expanded its 3743 and 3546 range of versatile high-performance Blueline charger models to include NiMH versions. The two models are configurable and use smart logic to optimise battery performance including robust -dV sensitivity detection; low cell temperature at the end of fast charge; and a top-off charge making sure all cells are fully charged and balanced. The safety protection features include error indication for reverse polarity, short circuit, charging battery packs with the wrong number of cells and safety timer run-out. By means of a Configurable Battery Charger (CBC) toolkit with a PC interface, it is possible to configure the chargers through their output cable with a range of custom charge parameter settings, including dV, dT/dt, 0 dV, timer, safety timer, dV threshold and temperature gradient adjustment. The CBC is also configurable in field. Other custom specifications are available on request, including special connectors, cords, logo print, housing / open frame / IP rating and certificates. The NiMH chargers are well suited for a wide variety of applications from medical to industrial to consumer; users will enjoy optimised uptime and turnaround for battery-powered equipment. Both models are medically certified according to EN 60601-1 edition 3.1 and for home healthcare use according to EN 60601-1-11. They are also UL-approved according to the US medical standard and meet the latest US DoE and CEC efficiency requirements.

More Power Electronics for a Greener World
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yole.fr
  • Industry News
  • 2021-11-29

“The power electronics market will reach an impressive US$26 billion by 2026”, announces Ana Villamor, Ph.D., Team Lead Analyst for power electronics activities at Yole Développement (Yole). “The increase will be pushed across various axes, such as power electronics systems, new applications, and the use of discretes versus modules in power systems.” Yole and System Plus Consulting have been following the power electronics industry for some time. Step by step, they have developed dedicated expertise in this domain, identifying the latest innovations and analyzing the market trends and companies’ strategies. Today, the two companies are releasing two key analyses to highlight the status of the power electronics industry, especially following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: Status of the Power Electronics Industry and Discrete Power Device Packaging Comparison. Status of the Power Electronics Industry is one of the power electronic best-sellers offered by the market research & strategy consulting company, Yole. This year, the company provides a comprehensive description of the market with a particular focus on the impact of COVID-19, the supply chain reorganization, and the chip shortage. This report also delivers a special report on the current increases in manufacturing capacity - including 200 and 300mm wafer - and analyses the evolution of the business models: IDM versus Foundry. Furthermore, the global supply chains and a feature on regional issues - China, the US, Japan, Europe, and Korea are well detailed in this 2021 edition - driven by moves to in-house manufacturing to ensure a robust supply chain. Indeed, Yole’s analysts identified the growing competence in power electronic device manufacturing and China’s efforts toward Made-in-China power electronics.

Collaboration to Help Develop SiC Ecosystem in Singapore
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a-star.edu.sg
  • Industry News
  • 2021-11-25

The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and STMicroelectronics announced the start of a Research & Development (R&D) collaboration in the field of silicon carbide (SiC) for power-electronics applications in the automotive and industrial markets. The collaboration sets a foundation for a comprehensive SiC ecosystem in Singapore and creates opportunities for other companies to engage with IME and ST in SiC research. SiC solutions can outperform conventional silicon (Si) devices in power electronics for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and industrial applications to meet the need for power modules with smaller form factors or higher power outputs, as well as higher temperature operation. Under this research collaboration, A*STAR’s IME and STMicroelectronics aim to develop and optimise SiC integrated devices and package modules to offer significantly better performance in next-generation power electronics. “This collaboration with IME encourages the growth of a silicon carbide ecosystem in Singapore, as we ramp up our manufacturing activities there in addition to Catania (Italy). The multi-year collaborative effort helps us scale up our global R&D effort across our existing programs managed out of Catania and Norrköping (Sweden), covering the entire SiC value chain,” said Edoardo Merli, Power Transistor Macro-Division General Manager and Group Vice President of STMicroelectronics Automotive and Discrete Group. “IME’s strong knowledge and expertise in wide bandgap materials, and notably SiC, supports us in accelerating the development of new technologies and products addressing the challenges of sustainable mobility and better energy efficiency in a wide spectrum of applications.”

Sensor Meets Safety Class ASIL C for Current Measuring
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isabellenhuette.de
  • Product Release
  • 2021-11-25

With their IVT 3.0 system Isabellenhütte Heusler is presenting a complete and recently developed current measuring system. The device is an intelligent and easy-to-integrate solution for measuring and monitoring electrical values in battery-powered electric and fuel-cell powertrains. Compared to our previous IVT model, IVT 3.0 has been developed in accordance with the ISO 26262 Road vehicles - functional safety standard. Under this standard the measuring system meets safety level ASIL C in the current measuring area. This means that it provides the safety required by the automotive industry for an absolute system-relevant component. ASIL safety ratings are required by more and more car manufacturers, especially with regard to autonomous driving developments. The shunt-based technology makes our IVT 3.0 especially robust at the same time. A current of up to 12,000 amps can briefly occur on the bus-bar without damaging the sensor. The current measuring range covers up to 4,000 amps. In ambient temperatures ranging from -40° to +105°C, the system will operate with constant precision with a maximum deviation of only ±0.4 per cent - and this is throughout its entire lifetime. Temperature measuring is also integrated in our IVT 3.0. An analog channel is optionally available for our IVT 3.0 in addition to its high-precision current measuring channel. It will continue measuring if the 12V power supply for the vehicle's electrical system fails or is disrupted. This further increases the system’s robustness.

Supervisory Board Appoints Jochen Hanebeck as Successor to Dr. Reinhard Ploss
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infineon.com
  • People
  • 2021-11-25

Jochen Hanebeck will take over as the new Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies AG on 1 April 2022. This was decided by the Supervisory Board. Hanebeck was reappointed for five years, his contract runs until 31 March 2027. He has been a member of the Management Board and Chief Operations Officer since 2016. He succeeds Dr. Reinhard Ploss, who has led the company as CEO since 2012. “We are delighted to present Jochen Hanebeck, an outstanding expert of both the semiconductor industry and, of course, Infineon, for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The Supervisory Board, Dr. Ploss and Mr. Hanebeck will define the details of this change in the leadership of Infineon in the coming months,” says Dr. Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Infineon. “Jochen Hanebeck has already contributed significantly to Infineon’s profitable growth trajectory over many years in various leadership positions. With him as CEO, the company will continue its success in the undoubtedly demanding times ahead. We thank Dr. Ploss most cordially for his extraordinarily successful work at the helm of Infineon. He has led Infineon into the global top ten. Thanks to his visionary power, and equally his personal thoughtfulness, Infineon today is excellently positioned as a technology leader in global high-growth markets.”

High Power Density Convection Rated AC-DC Power
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slpower.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-11-24

SL Power Electronics (SLPE) announces the launch of the NGB SERIES of high power density convection rated AC-DC power supplies. Intended for applications including medical, industrial, audio broadcast and LED lighting the NGB series offers a wealth of application relevant features and is available in multiple formats and power levels including 250W, 425W, 660W and 1200W (with 150W & 800W being released soon), all with a single output from 12 – 56 Vdc. Departing from the commonly used industry approach of optimising a design to require forced air cooling with fans, the SLPE NGB series offers customers increased reliability and eliminates acoustic noise. SL Power's design focuses on optimising the convection rating performance and employs a scalable design strategy with highly customisable options including: enhanced digital monitoring and control, multi-output, cardiac float (cf), covers and fan covers. Whether operating in a medical or industrial environment, the NGB series offers Class I and II inputs with the following attributes: high output stability across wide temperature range up to 50°C without derating, wide universal input voltage range from 80-264 Vac, high convection power rating (derated only at 90 Vac input voltages), lifetime extended by the use of >7year electrolytic capacitor life, Medical 4th Ed. and heavy industrial levels of EMC compliance meeting Class B emission levels with margins, approved to CSA/EN/IEC UL62368, IEC61326-1/UL60601-1, 3rd Edition and 3 Year Warranty.

Norwegian Battery Factory Goes Green
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cotes.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-11-23

Norwegian battery manufacturer Beyonder has successfully implemented a Cotes Ultradry Dehumidifier that can reduce the total required energy for battery production by up to 40% without compromising safety or quality. "At Cotes, we saw the opportunity to improve energy efficiency and optimal running conditions of battery dry room solutions," explains Jesper Lund Jørgensen, who is the Dehumidification Specialist on Cotes Exergic Technology. "What we have done with Cotes Exergic Technology is to go back to the basic principles of drying. Using some clever engineering and design, combined with a mission to reduce energy and utilise as many alternative sustainable energy sources as possible — resulting in what is undeniably the most sustainable solution on the market." "The possibility of using a combination of sustainable energy sources is very exciting. With Beyonder, we are looking at utilising both the hot and cold side of a CO2 heat pump which increases energy savings even more," says project manager Odd Olav Fosso from F-Tech, a trusted Cotes Partner in Norway for over 20 years. Beyonder's factory in Forus, just outside Stavanger, produces a carbon cathode that enables the Li-ion Capacitor (LiC) to operate at higher specific power, with greater durability than conventional Li-ion batteries. However, working with Li-ion still requires a dry room with extremely low dew points and extremely low relative humidity levels. Maintaining these ultradry conditions requires a lot of energy, so there are huge energy savings and CO2 reduction benefits when using the Cotes Ultradry Dehumidifier.

PLECS Conference 2022
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plexim.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-11-23

The first PLECS Conference in Zurich, Switzerland is entitled "Real-Time Simulation of Power Electronics". The event is scheduled March 8th & 9th, 2022 and will bring together engineers from industry and academia, who are eager to learn about current applications in this field. In addition to the technical aspects, the conference offers a good opportunity to connect with other engineers. Speakers from ABB, Bosch, Daimler, Huawei, Schindler, EPFL, ETH, Hochschule Darmstadt, Hochschule München and more will contribute.

CES 2022 Innovation Awards
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navitassemi.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-11-19

Navitas Semiconductor has announced that it has been named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for its next-generation GaNFast ICs featuring GaNSense technology. This year's CES Innovation Awards program received a record high number of over 1,800 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of CES 2022, the world's most influential technology event, happening Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV. The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 27 consumer technology product categories. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic and design. "It is a great honor to be named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree," said Stephen Oliver, Navitas' vice president of corporate marketing and investor relations. "It's serendipitous that the high-speed, autonomous features of GaNSense technology are recognized at the same time that CES has announced a high-speed, autonomous racecar challenge at the 2022 show!"

Registration Open for APEC 2022
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apec-conf.org
  • Event News
  • 2021-11-18

Registration for the 37th Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference – APEC 2022 – is now open. The conference and exhibition, running March 20-24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. Outstanding technical content, including Technical Program Papers, Industry Sessions and Professional Education Seminars, will be offered at one of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference. APEC 2022 promises to provide attendees with a truly significant professional experience. Complete details for registering and hotel booking can be found at APEC Registration. APEC offers discounted rates at two hotels near the Houston Convention Center. Attendees are encouraged to secure their reservations early, as these hotels are expected to book up well in advance of the conference. Hotel reservations can only be made following conference registration. Links to APEC's contracted hotels will be sent via an automatic registration confirmation email. A special highlight of APEC 2022 will be the Wednesday evening Social Event at the NASA Space Center. The entire facility, including the Johnson Space Center Park, will be open exclusively to APEC attendees. The event will be catered by Wolfgang Puck – and it might even include surprise appearances by former astronauts.

Changes in the Executive Committee
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st.com
  • People
  • 2021-11-18

Upon the proposal of ST's President & CEO Jean-Marc Chery, the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics has approved the following changes to the Executive Committee, entrusted with the management of the Company and led by Mr. Chery as its Chairman. These changes will be effective January 1st, 2022. Marco Cassis will be appointed President, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group. In addition to his Product Group role, Cassis will retain a number of corporate responsibilities, namely Strategy Development, System Research and Applications and the Innovation Office. Remi El-Ouazzane will be appointed President of the Microcontroller and Digital ICs Group, following Claude Dardanne's decision to retire at the end of the year from this position. El-Ouazzane is joining ST from Intel, where he has been Chief Operating Officer of Intel's Artificial Intelligence Products Group and, more recently, Chief Strategy Officer of the Datacenter Platform Group. Lorenzo Grandi is confirmed in his Chief Financial Officer role and will be appointed President of Finance, Purchasing, ERM and Resilience. Jerome Roux, currently Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific Region, will be appointed President, Sales & Marketing. His responsibilities will include ST Regions (EMEA, Americas, Asia Pacific and China), on top of the Global Key Account and Demand Planning organizations.

Preferred Supplier of SiC Power Solutions
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rohm.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-11-18

ROHM has recently been certified as a preferred supplier of SiC power solutions by United Automotive Electronic Systems (UAES), a Chinese Tier 1 comprehensive automotive manufacturer. ROHM and UAES have been collaborating and carrying out detailed technical exchanges on the development of automotive applications utilizing SiC power devices from 2015. In 2020 ROHM established a joint SiC technology laboratory at UAES headquarters (Shanghai, China) with the goal of strengthening cooperation on the development of innovative power solutions centered on SiC, and mass production of a number of automotive products equipped with ROHM SiC power devices is already underway, such as onboard chargers for electric vehicles. Mr. Guo Xiaolu, Deputy General Manager, United Automotive Electronic Systems: "We have been conducting ongoing technical exchanges with ROHM, a leader in SiC power devices. The high rating that ROHM devices and peripheral solution proposals have received has led to ROHM being selected as a preferred supplier. For us at UAES, vehicle applications utilizing SiC are an important business that is about to go into full swing, and we have now entered a concrete stage of mass production of SiC-equipped inverters and other products. We would like to thank ROHM for their previous efforts and look forward to building a long-term collaborative relationship using this certification as a new start."

Vehicle Battery Test Solutions 
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keysight.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-11-18

Keysight Technologies and Proventia Oy have collaborated to improve electric vehicle (EV) battery test solutions. Automotive manufacturers, suppliers and test facilities need to increase the driving range of an EV, its performance and safety, while reducing costs. When developing and testing high-voltage EV batteries, time becomes critical in a competitive market. The collaboration between Keysight and Proventia delivers a location-independent and safe test lab with rapid implementation time. Proventia's test laboratories include climatic chamber integration and control, liquid conditioning systems, air conditioning, a control room and DUT preparation space. To prevent hazardous situations and ensure the health of employees when testing batteries, safety features include gas and fire detection, a facility alarm system and access control. "Combining our experience and knowledge with Keysight has enabled Proventia to quickly deliver an optimized battery test lab that meets our customers' specific needs," says Jari Lotvonen, president and CEO from Proventia. "Working with Proventia has enabled us to offer customers a modular, safe and fast-to-build test lab infrastructure equipped with Keysight's sophisticated battery test solutions," said Thomas Goetzl, vice president and general manager for Keysight's Automotive & Energy Solutions business unit. "This enables customers to accelerate time-to-market of their battery products without compromising performance, quality and test coverage."

Automotive-Compliant 500mA LDO
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diodes.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-11-17

Diodes Incorporated has introduced the AP7347DQ low dropout (LDO) voltage regulator, which is optimized for demanding noise-sensitive power-related automotive applications. This automotive-compliant high output accuracy LDO is AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualified, manufactured in IATF 16949 certified facilities, and fully supports automotive production part approval processes (PPAPs). These qualities make it well-suited to design in to a range of key in-vehicle functions, including point-of-load (POL) applications in ADAS, automotive wireless communication systems, RF subsystems, and infotainment power sources. A 75dB power supply rejection ratio (PSRR), combined with an output noise of just 60µVrms, gives the AP7347DQ considerable performance advantages. It is available in 12 fixed output voltage variants with a ±1% voltage-output accuracy, which is maintained across its entire -40°C to 125°C operational temperature range. Its 1.7V to 5.5V wide input voltage range gives it the versatility to address numerous automotive application requirements, while its 60µA quiescent current mitigates standby power losses. The AP7347DQ has an enable pin; a built-in active discharge function ensures that the system starts up in a known state if the device has been disabled. Overtemperature and short-circuit protection are integrated, incorporating a 180mA foldback current limit should a short circuit occur. The AP7347DQ is available in SOT25 and high-power density sidewall plated W-DFN2020-6 (SWP) packages.

Zener Diodes for Precise Voltage Reference
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nexperia.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-11-17

Nexperia announced a range of A-selection Zener diodes. With a tolerance of just ±1%, the BZT52H-A (SOD123F) and BZX384-A (SOD323) series provide a higher precision voltage reference compared to the B (±2%) and C (±5%) variants. Matching the rising demands of mobile, portable/wearable, automotive and industrial applications and meeting the increasing regulatory requirements, the two series are also available as Q-portfolio devices. "Nexperia's A-selection Zener diode range covers every application from 2.4 V to 75 V while providing a precise voltage reference with the lowest possible tolerance," says Paula Stümer, product manager at Nexperia. "By replacing B- or C-selection devices with pad compatible A-selection Zener devices, engineers can go to the limits of the MOSFET, if applied to limit voltage for the gate-source path or drain-gate path, or choose from a wider variety of suitable MOSFETs." The A-selection Zener diodes have a nominal working voltage range of 2.4 V to 75 V (E24 range). The devices feature a non-repetitive peak reverse power dissipation of =40W, total power dissipation =250mW and low differential thermal resistance. The low tolerance provides a higher precision voltage, which is especially important for test & measurement applications and enables engineers to replace more costly voltages reference devices. Instead of protecting the MOSFET directly, a more cost-efficient alternative is to connect a Zener diode in parallel to the drain-gate path. Once the Zener breaks through, the MOSFET switches on to stop the drain-source from going into an avalanche breakdown.

AEC-Q200 Compliant Shielded Power Inductor Series
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bourns.com
  • Product Release
  • 2021-11-17

Bourns announced the company's Model SRP7020TA and SRP8540A High Current Shielded Power Inductor Series. These automotive grade, AEC-Q200 compliant inductors feature shielded construction, a metal alloy powder core, low magnetic field radiation, low buzz noise, and a wide operating temperature range of -55 to +150 °C. Both power inductor series are designed for electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering and power management in automotive, consumer, industrial, and telecom electronics applications that often require higher inductor reliability. The technology integrated into the Model SRP7020TA and SRP8540A inductors enables these latest inductors to offer high saturation current of 40/60 amps over the 0.1/0.22 – 10/22 µH inductance range. Bourns engineered a unique metal alloy powder core, bonding agent, and molded construction manufacturing process that achieves magnetically shielded construction for low radiation, high saturation current, low buzz noise, and low DC resistance. High temperature-graded materials provide an exceptionally wide operating temperature range of -55 to +150 °C and excellent temperature stability. In addition, Bourns Model SRP7020TA and SRP8540A inductors meet the high current density, high saturation current, low losses and high operating frequency requirements that next generation applications now demand in a compact, shielded package.

Investment in Long-Term Wafer Manufacturing Capacity
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ti.com
  • Industry News
  • 2021-11-17

Texas Instruments announced plans to begin construction next year on its 300-millimeter semiconductor wafer fabrication plants (or "fabs") in Sherman, Texas. The North Texas site has the potential for up to four fabs to meet demand over time, as semiconductor growth in electronics, particularly in industrial and automotive markets, is expected to continue well into the future. Construction of the first and second fabs is set to begin in 2022. "TI's future analog and embedded processing 300-mm fabs at the Sherman site are part of our long-term capacity planning to continue to strengthen our manufacturing and technology competitive advantage and support our customers' demand in the coming decades," said Rich Templeton, TI's chairman, president and CEO. "Our commitment to North Texas spans more than 90 years, and this decision is a testament to our strong partnership and investment in the Sherman community." Production from the first new fab is expected as early as 2025. With the option to include up to four fabs, total investment potential at the site could reach approximately $30 billion and support 3,000 direct jobs over time. The new fabs will complement TI's existing 300-mm fabs which include DMOS6 (Dallas, Texas), RFAB1 and the soon-to-be-completed RFAB2 (both in Richardson, Texas), which is expected to start production in the second half of 2022. Additionally, LFAB (Lehi, Utah), which TI recently acquired, is expected to begin production in early 2023. 

ScopeCorder now OPffers Flash Acquisition as well as Real Time Computing
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  • 2021-11-16

Yokogawa Test & Measurement has added further features to its latest DL950 ScopeCorder, improving its data acquisition capabilities and adding firmware updatable features. Using the Flash Acquisition function, data can be captured over a long time with a high-speed sample rate of 20 MS/s (8CH) and 10 MS/s (16CH), which is 100 times faster than the previous model. This optional Flash memory feature makes the DL950 ideal for capturing data at high sample rates anywhere a PC would not be suitable, such as in a vehicle or at a remote site. Applications for this acquisition feature could include recording control signals and temperature trends or vibrations simultaneously in small spaces, such as inside a car or a train. Other uses could include recording control signals or generated/consumed power in challenging environments, such as spaces near generators in a power plant or restricted volumes in a manufacturer's factory. In these applications the unit would usually need to be switched off before moving it to an office to save data on a PC. The flash memory is non-volatile, so the captured data stays stored within the instrument even after turning off the power. Available as an option on new purchases of the DL950 ScopeCorder, the feature can also be purchased as a modification kit for retrofitting existing instruments. The other major addition to the DL950 is a new firmware version. This adds new features that allows GPS data to be acquired with the existing /C35 option.

Powering Low-Voltage Rechargeable Batteries
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  • 2021-11-16

ROHM developed a battery charger IC, BD71631QWZ, designed to provide low-voltage charging of wearables like wireless ear buds and thin, compact IoT devices such as smart displays powered by rechargeable batteries. In recent years the need for safer, higher density rechargeable batteries has led to the development of new battery types. This includes all-solid/semi-solid types models using novel materials for the electrode part and batteries that adopt different terminal compositions. However, many of the latest rechargeable batteries are small and thin, requiring low voltage charging in the 2V to 3V range. Moreover, there are currently no battery charger ICs that can handle a wide voltage range. Based on this market demand, ROHM developed a battery charger IC that supports low voltage charging of not only li-ion, but also new types of rechargeable batteries such as all-solid and semi-solid state. The BD71631QWZ achieves low voltage charging over a wide range from 2.0V to 4.7V by improving the stability of the internal circuit. Unlike general battery charger ICs that provide a fixed voltage, ROHM's product allows the charge voltage to be easily set by simply changing the external resistor, reducing design load when changing batteries. Additionally, original package technology results in a compact package just 0.4mm thickness, which is 60% lower than conventional products in market. This is contributing to smaller, thinner devices. In addition, each charging characteristic like charge/termination current can be set for CCCV charging, providing an optimal charging environment for thin, compact IoT and wearable devices utilizing the latest rechargeable batteries.

80V Power MOSFET with Shield Gate Technology
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  • 2021-11-16

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of their latest 80V Power MOSFET using patented Shield Gate Technology which is optimized for higher switching frequencies used in telecom and server power supply to achieve higher efficiency compared to the previous generation. The 80V Power MOSFET technology has lower switching losses in hard switching, topologies and have less voltage overshoot than the previous generation. This improved performance from light load operation and throughout the load range results in easier design choices for high-efficiency applications. The 80V MOSFET family of devices offers the highest levels of power density and energy efficiency, which are essential in solar, power supplies, and battery power applications such as in eScooters. AONR66820 and AONS66811 are Power MOSFETs in DFN3.3x3.3 and DFN 5x6 package, respectively. AONR66820 is perfectly suited for isolated DC-DC converters used in telecom applications. AONS66811 is appropriate for synchronous rectification and provides improved reverse recovery charge and reduced voltage overshoot, which provides higher efficiency and more robustness to the power supply. The AOTL66810 (80V) in TOLL package has approximately 25% smaller footprint than a standard wire-bonded TO-263 (D2PAK) package.

Establishing Subsidiary in Korea
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  • 2021-11-16

Opening up a new market is difficult, but the Korean team of Würth Elektronik was successful and reached a milestone; the foundation of Wurth Electronics Korea Ltd. The national subsidiary of the manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components is located in the Gangseo-gu district in the west of Seoul. By the end of the year, ten employees will be working here. Industrial customers in Korea were acquired by Würth Elektronik in 2012. The service-oriented sales strategy, tailored to the technical needs of developers, proved successful. The customer base and technical sales team grew continuously. In 2015, investments were made in production capacities for inductors in the Korean market. This year, the sales subsidiary was established; now the official Korean subsidiary of German Würth Elektronik as Wurth Electronics Korea Ltd. "It is our desire to establish ourselves even more in the market in Korea and strengthen our brand among our customers with service and innovations. With our motto 'more than you expect!', we want to inspire our customers in various sectors such as industry, IoT, medical technology and mobility," says Michon Kim, Managing Director at Wurth Electronics Korea Ltd.

CAD Models for Conductive Elastomer Extrusion Profiles
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  • 2021-11-16

The Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is simplifying life for design engineers around the world by adding a database of over 11,000 CAD models and drawings to its website. Now, designers have access to a comprehensive portfolio of conductive elastomer extrusion profiles for direct incorporation into their CAD designs. Parker Chomerics electrically conductive elastomer gaskets are the superior choice for corrosion resistance, environmental sealing and cost-effective EMI shielding. A wide range of shape profiles is available to meet the requirements of almost any application. By accessing the CAD models available from Parker Chomerics, it is possible to accelerate design cycles. All profile dimensions, tolerances, material specifications and other considerations are now at the fingertips of design engineers everywhere, allowing them to utilise the profile drawing and ensure a proper fit for their product. Notably, modelling a complex profile in 3D gives design engineering teams an opportunity to run simulations of the gasket's performance in the enclosure. With designs and profiles becoming smaller and enclosures requiring greater performance, the ability to spec-in a profile utilising a 3D rendering is more important than ever.

MOSFET Technology for High Switching Frequency Applications
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  • 2021-11-15

For modern switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) and battery-powered applications there is a clear trend towards higher efficiency and improved reliability. Supporting this trend, Infineon Technologies introduces the OptiMOS 6 100 V with a power MOSFET technology. The technology is specifically optimized for high switching frequency applications such as telecom and solar, where losses are associated with charges (switching) and on-state resistance (conduction). At the same time, due to the best-in-class R DS(on) and wider safe operating area (SOA), it is also ideal for battery-powered applications (BPA) and battery management systems (BMS). Taking advantage of a novel design concept, the OptiMOS 6 100 V family of MOSFETs comes with improved R DS(on) and industry's best figures-of-merit (FOMs). It combines the benefits of exceptionally low on-state resistance and superior switching performances. The unique features of OptiMOS 6 allow for easier thermal design and less paralleling, leading to excellent efficiency, improved power density, system cost reduction, and prolonged lifetime. Especially in the telecom market, OptiMOS 6 is a "game-changer" by achieving 18 percent lower R DS(on) and more than 30 percent improvement in FOMs (R DS(on) x Q g and Q gd), compared to the state-of-the-art OptiMOS 5 . In a 600 W, -(36-60) V to 12 V ZVS buck-boost converter, the OptiMOS 6 in SuperSO8 package with 2.2 m? can achieve one percent higher efficiency than OptiMOS 5 BSC027N10NS5 (2.7 m?) across the whole load range.


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Design Tools, Models, and Performance Simulations for GaN-Based DesignsEPC announces the debut of the GaN Power Bench, a ...9662Product ReleaseDesign Tools, Models, and Performance Simulations for GaN-Based DesignsEPC announces the debut of the GaN Power Bench, a suite of design tools to assist engineers in getting the optimal performance from their GaN-based designs. eGaN FETs and ICs provide the fast switching, high efficiency and small size that can meet the stringent power density requirements of today's leading-edge applications. The tools in the GaN Power Bench assist designers in the selection of the best GaN device for the application, simulate and optimize the thermal performance of the design, and provide application examples with all the supporting documentation needed to quickly and easily replicate the optimal design tips necessary for ideal performance. Tools in the GaN Power Bench include a GaN FET Selection Tool for Buck Converters, a GaN FET Thermal Calculator, Cross Reference Search, Device Models, and Reference Designs. Andrea Gorgerino, EPC's Director of Global Field Application Engineering commented, "Our eGaN FETs and ICs provide designers employing any power conversion topology the opportunity to achieve significant performance enhancements compared with silicon devices. User-friendly tools like those in the GaN Power Bench make it easy for designers to extract the optimal performance out of their GaN-based designs."19.01.2022 10:00:00Jannews_2022-02-01_17.jpg\images\news_2022-02-01_17.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/3026/Easy-to-Use-Design-Tools-Reduce-Time-to-Market-for-High-Performance-Gallium-Nitride-GaN-Based-Power-System-Designs.aspxepc-co.com
Asian Courts Validate Battery Separator PatentsThe Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei has be...9651Industry NewsAsian Courts Validate Battery Separator PatentsThe Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei has been successful in winning various litigation disputes relating to patents for separator films as a component of lithium-ion batteries. Since mid-2018, the company has successfully defended its position against patent infringement by in China and Korea. In the case of an invalidation trial against a Chinese patent, the respective court in Beijing now rendered a judgment maintaining Asahi Kasei's patent on September 28, 2021. Already in December 2020, the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China rendered a final decision which fully accepted Asahi Kasei's claim of patent infringement and ordered to stop selling the above products and to pay compensation for damages. Two years earlier, in August 2018, Asahi Kasei filed a patent infringement lawsuit with Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court against, 'Xu Ran Electronic and Others', both selling separators for lithium ion secondary batteries in Shenzhen, China, as joint defendants, based on the Patent owned by Asahi Kasei, seeking an injunction prohibiting Xu Ran Electronic and Others from selling their "single-layer W-scope" battery separators in China and compensation for damages, a total of 1 million yuan, this is equivalent to a total of approx.140.000 Euro. Also in Korea, the corresponding court 'Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board' (IPTAB) based in Daejon, issued a decision to dismiss the invalidation petition of the 'W-Scope Cooperation' and confirmed the validation of Asahi Kasei's Korean patent on a separator for lithium-ion secondary batteries on December 2, 2020.  In March of the same year the 'W-Scope Cooperation' filed an invalidation petition of Asahi Kasei's patent.18.01.2022 11:30:00Jannews_2022-02-01_6.jpg\images\news_2022-02-01_6.jpghttps://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/hipore/en/intellectual_property_policy_en.htmlasahi-kasei.co.jp
Scholarship Program Strives to Promote DiversityAdvanced Energy announced the launch of this year'...9650Industry NewsScholarship Program Strives to Promote DiversityAdvanced Energy announced the launch of this year's Advanced Energy STEM Diversity Scholarship Program. The program aims to develop emerging talent and promote greater ethnic, racial and gender diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). In addition to providing each of the four recipients a $20,000 grant towards tuition cost, benefits include professional mentoring and internship opportunities at AE. "The technology industry's success depends on a diverse, innovative and entrepreneurial workforce that reflects the global customers we serve and communities in which we operate," said Randy Heckman, Chief Technology Officer at Advanced Energy. "Our STEM Diversity Scholarship Program aims to address this need and develop students into workforce-ready professionals. Through the program, we provide these students with academic assistance, mentoring and hands-on internship experience with Advanced Energy." The 2022 program is currently accepting applications from undergraduate and post-graduate students enrolled in seven partner universities that excel in education and research supporting precision power technologies: the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, University at Buffalo, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, San Jose State University and California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. The scholarship application submission deadline is February 11, 2022.18.01.2022 10:30:00Jannews_2022-02-01_5.jpg\images\news_2022-02-01_5.jpghttps://ir.advancedenergy.com/news/advanced-energy-s-2022-scholarship-program-strives-to-promote-diversity-in-stem/37cfc70e-5209-4a8a-8d11-b79048be4e1e/advancedenergy.com
GaN-on-Si FET Producer Opens Locations in the USA and EuropeInnoscience Technology announced the official laun...9646Industry NewsGaN-on-Si FET Producer Opens Locations in the USA and EuropeInnoscience Technology announced the official launch of its international operations in the USA and Europe. Headquartered in Suzhou, China, Innoscience is now poised to support customers through the addition of design and sales support facilities in Santa Clara, California, and Leuven, Belgium. Founded in December 2015, the company has currently a capacity of 10,000 8-inch wafers per month which will ramp up to 14,000 8-inch wafers per month later this year and 70,000 8-inch wafers per month by 2025. The company has a wide portfolio of devices from 30V to 650V and has shipped more than 35 million parts for use in applications including USB PD chargers/adapters, data centers, mobile phones and LED drivers. Innoscience produces high-performance, normally-off e-mode GaN FETs. By introducing a stress enhancement layer, the company has significantly reduced RDS(on) without affecting other parameters including threshold voltage and leakage. Both epitaxy as well as device processing have been optimized to obtain high reproducibility and yield. Parts have passed quality and reliability tests in excess of JEDEC standards. Comments Dr. Denis Marcon, General Manager, Innoscience Europe: "The time is right for GaN, and Innoscience is ready to supply the world. We will surpass anyone on price for an equivalent device and our huge manufacturing capacity means that our customers are assured of security of supply, which is often uppermost in people's minds given the shortage of chips at the moment. We look forward to working with any company in order to proliferate GaN throughout the global electronics industry."18.01.2022 06:00:00Jannews_2022-02-01_1.jpg\images\news_2022-02-01_1.jpghttps://www.innoscience.com/site/details/375?el=mdnavinnoscience.com
Medical AC/DC Power Supply in a 2x3 Inch PackageP-DUKE has announced the latest high-power density...9661Product ReleaseMedical AC/DC Power Supply in a 2x3 Inch PackageP-DUKE has announced the latest high-power density 180W medical AC/DC power supplies of MAD180 series. With forced air cooling these power supplies can deliver up to180W and 150W at natural convection cooling. Additionally, an up to 220W peak output power for 5 seconds is available. This series is featured with 2XMOPP insulation, low leakage current less than100 µA, certified with EIC/EN/ANSI 60601-1 makes it suitable for any safety demanding type BF medical application. It comes in 2 x 3 Inch open frame versions or optional encased versions and DIN-rail versions with an universal input range of 85 to 264 Vac and also especially supports 120-370Vdc input range. This series provides 12, 15, 18, 24, 28, 36, 48, 53 Vdc single output voltage. The output voltage can be easily adjusted up to ±8% with the integrated potentiometer. They have the following protection functions: over-voltage protection (latch mode), over-current protection (hiccup mode and auto-recovery), short-circuit protection (continuous and auto-recovery) and over-temperature protection (sensed by an internal thermistor; hiccup mode and auto-recovery). MAD180 series is equipped with long-life electrolytic capacitors, efficiencies up to 94%, power factor correction is 0.95, no-load power consumption of 150mW max. and IEC protection types of class I and class II. The power supplies can be operated at an altitude up to 5000m and with its superior performance at an operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C.14.01.2022 09:00:00Jannews_2022-02-01_16.png\images\news_2022-02-01_16.pnghttps://www.pduke.com/news_detail.php?type=1&NewsNo=87pduke.com
Asia-Pacific Power Supply Product and Technology ExhibitionWith gathering the foremost power supply brands in...9655Event NewsAsia-Pacific Power Supply Product and Technology ExhibitionWith gathering the foremost power supply brands in China, Asia-Pacific Power Supply Product and Technology Exhibition, August 10 – 12, 2022 in Guangdong, China, is a strategic platform not only for domestic and international manufacturers to display their advanced power supply products as well as technology but also for professional distributors to import quality products. Having been held for a consecutive 11 years, the event is highly recommended by insiders, professional institutions and media at home and abroad and helps overseas power supply companies to find their first pot of gold in China! The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China predicts that the country's power supply market will grow from 232.1 billion yuan in 2017 to another all-time high of 257.6 billion yuan by 2022. China is also home to 5000+ power supply manufacturers, mainly spreading across the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta and the region near Beijing. Co-organized by the Power Supply Committee of Guangdong Lighting Association, Shenzhen Electronic Chamber of Commerce, and Shenzhen Association for the Development Promotion of Semiconductor Lighting Industry, Power Supply Exhibition is one of the leading trade shows for power supplies in China. The 2022 show is expected to gather 500+ exhibitors on a 40,000 sq.m show floor.13.01.2022 15:30:00Jannews_PowerExpo.png\images\news_PowerExpo.pnghttp://www.bspexpo.com/index.php?lang=enbspexpo.com
Baoxing Chen Named IEEE FellowAnalog Devices' Technology Fellow Dr. Baoxing Chen...9653PeopleBaoxing Chen Named IEEE FellowAnalog Devices' Technology Fellow Dr. Baoxing Chen has been named a 2022 IEEE Fellow for his contributions to integrated signal-power isolation and integrated magnetics. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of IEEE membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. "I am incredibly humbled and honored to be named an IEEE Fellow," said Dr. Chen. "This is a testament to Analog Devices' leadership in digital isolation technology, which is only made possible through decades of dedication from our isolation team. I am extremely fortunate to work in such a collaborative environment where innovation is nurtured and valued." Dr. Chen, who joined Analog Devices in 1997, was named an ADI Fellow in 2010. As the chief technologist for the Isolation Group, he pioneered iCoupler and isoPower digital isolation technology from inception through today's innovations, enabling over 4.4 billion isolation channels shipped. He also heads chip scale thermoelectric harvester developments at ADI. Dr. Chen has published more than 40 papers and holds 52 US patents. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor in Northeastern University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and also serves as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Dr. Chen holds a Ph.D. in Physics and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan as well as a B.S. in Physics from Nanjing University in China.13.01.2022 13:30:00Jannews_2022-02-01_8.jpg\images\news_2022-02-01_8.jpghttps://www.analog.com/en/about-adi/news-room/press-releases/2022/1-13-22-baoxing-chen-named-ieee-fellow.htmlanalog.com
Low-Voltage MOSFET for Battery Protection Circuit ModulesMagnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced that...9664Product ReleaseLow-Voltage MOSFET for Battery Protection Circuit ModulesMagnachip Semiconductor Corporation announced that the company has launched a Low-Voltage Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (LV MOSFETs) featuring lower Rss(on)* for battery Protection Circuit Modules (PCMs) in smartphones. The Rss(on) of this 6.5G product is 20% lower than the previous version with the same chip size to reduce current loss and improve heat dissipation. This lower Rss(on) controls a high power density above 25W to prevent a battery from overheating and protect the PCM while the battery is being fast-charged. Also, PCM functionality has been greatly enhanced by an upgraded Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection diode. This diode mitigates a maximum of 2kV, based on the human-body model, of ESD to strengthen circuit protection and prevent damage to other smartphone components. Along with this powerful battery protection, the size of chip was significantly reduced to better meet the requirements of new smartphone models. According to Omdia, a market research firm, the global smartphone market will grow 6.3%, with more than 1.4 billion units sold in 2022. The wireless earphone market is also rapidly growing, which will further drive up the demand for LV MOSFETs. Magnachip has sold more than 1.3 billion units of LV MOSFETs in the last 10 years and more than 900 million units of MOSFETs for battery PCMs. Leveraging its industry-leading technological know-how and business expertise, the company plans to reinforce its market leadership commensurate with the growth of the high-end 5G smartphone market.13.01.2022 12:00:00Jannews_2022-02-01_19.jpg\images\news_2022-02-01_19.jpghttps://www.magnachip.com/magnachip-introduces-new-generation-low-voltage-mosfet-for-battery-protection-circuit-modules-in-smartphones/magnachip.com
180W AC/DC Power Supply in a 2x3 Inch PackageP-DUKE has announced the latest extension of it's ...9645Product Release180W AC/DC Power Supply in a 2x3 Inch PackageP-DUKE has announced the latest extension of it's high-power density power supply to the existing range of 15W to 450W. The TAD180 series deliver with forced air cooling up to180W or 150W at natural convection cooling. Additionally, an up to 220W peak output power for 5 seconds is available. This series is featured with 3000Vac reinforced insulation and over-voltage category OVCIII (up to 2000m operating altitude) which make these power supplies suitable for many industrial applications, especially heavy-duty industry. This series comes in compact 2 x 3 Inch open frame versions or optional encased versions and DIN-rail versions with universal input range of 85 to 264 Vac or 120-370 Vdc. It provides 12, 15, 18, 24, 28, 36, 48, 53 Vdc single output voltage. The output voltage can be easily adjusted up to ±8% with the integrated potentiometer. They have the following protection functions: over-voltage protection (latch mode), over-current protection (hiccup mode and auto-recovery), short-circuit protection (continuous and auto-recovery) and over-temperature protection (sensed by an internal thermistor; hiccup mode and auto-recovery). TAD180 series is equipped with long-life electrolytic capacitors, efficiencies up to 94%, power factor correction is 0.95, no-load power consumption of less than 150mW and IEC protection types of class I and class II. The power supplies can be operated at an altitude up to 5000m and with its superior performance at an operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C.12.01.2022 16:30:00Jannews_2022-01-15_19.png\images\news_2022-01-15_19.pnghttps://www.pduke.com/news_detail.php?type=1&NewsNo=86pduke.com
Chinmaya Joshi Appointed Global Automotive Segment DirectorVicor Corporation announced the appointment of Chi...9654PeopleChinmaya Joshi Appointed Global Automotive Segment DirectorVicor Corporation announced the appointment of Chinmaya Joshi ("CJ"), as Global Automotive Segment Director. Chinmaya joins Vicor from the Jaguar Land Rover group where he served as a Senior Manager for powertrain power electronics. Chinmaya brings deep automotive industry experience with over ten years leading DC-DC converter design and development teams for HEV, PHEV and BEV vehicle platforms. His primary role at Vicor will be to support the expansion of the OEM customer base, tier-one suppliers and automotive system partners through high density modular solutions for electrification. "To address fleet electrification with a robust funnel of OEM and tier-one opportunities, Chinmaya will add significant bench strength to our global automotive team," said Patrick Wadden, Global Vice President of the automotive business unit. Chinmaya earned a Bachelor of Technology in Materials Science and Engineering (Semiconductor Physics) at the College of Engineering, Pune India and a Masters of Science degree at Cornell University.12.01.2022 14:30:00Jannews_2022-02-01_9.jpg\images\news_2022-02-01_9.jpghttps://www.vicorpower.com/press-room/chinmaya-joshi-auto-directorvicorpower.com
Mixed Signal Oscilloscope for Power Integrity TestingTektronix announced the launch of its latest vers...9642Product ReleaseMixed Signal Oscilloscope for Power Integrity TestingTektronix announced the launch of its latest version of the 5 Series mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO). With numerous enhancements, the 5 Series B MSO delivers even more versatility while continuing to provide high-fidelity waveforms, unique spectrum analysis capabilities, and flexible signal access appreciated by engineers around the world. Built on the performance and integrity that engineers rely on with the original 5 Series MSO, the B version includes customer-centric updates led by a new auxiliary trigger input that lets users synchronize the oscilloscope to an external signal without consuming any of the 4, 6, or 8 full-capability input channels. For the optional, built-in arbitrary/function generator, the maximum frequency output increases from 50 MHz to a best-in-class 100 MHz; enabling higher frequency stimulus for measurements such as Bode plots and impedance measurements. These capabilities are invaluable for making fast, thorough checks of power integrity on power distribution networks. To serve the needs of engineers working and collaborating outside the lab, the 5 Series B MSO works with new tools for offline analysis and cloud data storage. TekScope PC software enables analysis of oscilloscope waveform data anywhere, without tying up the oscilloscope. Controls are built into the scope to enable saving to TekDrive cloud storage with a single press of a button so users can easily save waveform data to the cloud, allowing teams to work and collaborate across the world. 11.01.2022 13:30:00Jannews_2022-01-15_16.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_16.jpghttp://news.tektronix.com/2022-01-11-Tektronix-Enhances-Acclaimed-5-Series-Mixed-Signal-Oscilloscope,1tektronix.com
3D Sine/Cosine Position SensorAllegro MicroSystems announced its A33230 3D sine/...9663Product Release3D Sine/Cosine Position SensorAllegro MicroSystems announced its A33230 3D sine/cosine Hall-effect position sensor IC. The A33230 offers system designers a cost-effective solution for automotive and industrial applications with a quick time to market. It contains two discrete analog signal paths for high-speed performance, and the tiny SOT23-W package size makes it ideal for situations where PCB space is at a premium. The IC can also be used as an angle sensor, provided the system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) capable of performing CORDIC calculations on the two outputs. The A33230 incorporates vertical and planar Hall-effect elements with sensing axes that are orthogonal to one another, providing 90° of phase separation, which is inherently independent of magnet pole spacing and air gap. It comes pre-programmed to measure angle in any plane (XY, XZ, or YZ) while providing independent sine and cosine outputs. "With the ability to sense fields in X, Y and Z planes, Hall-effect sine/cosine sensors are reliable, proven options for many applications," said Scott Milne, Business Unit Director for Position and Angle Sensors at Allegro. "The introduction of the A33230 gives Allegro customers access to an expanded selection of position and angle sensors for automotive and industrial applications such as factory robotics, windshield wipers, in-cabin motors and more. It's a cost-effective solution with a small footprint that makes it ideal for legacy applications where a designer needs to minimize PCB size, or is looking for an opportunity to reduce BOM cost."11.01.2022 11:00:00Jannews_2022-02-01_18.jpg\images\news_2022-02-01_18.jpghttps://www.allegromicro.com/en/about-allegro/news-room/2022/a33230-prallegromicro.com
Encapsulated AC/DC Power SuppliesTRACO POWER announces their TPP 40E & TPP 65E fami...9640Product ReleaseEncapsulated AC/DC Power SuppliesTRACO POWER announces their TPP 40E & TPP 65E families of miniature encapsulated AC/DC power supplies with safety approvals for both Medical and Industrial applications. Consisting of 6 models within each wattage family offering single outputs of 5 / 12 / 15 / 24 / 36 / 48 V with up to 94% efficiency. The small footprint with PCB or chassis mount versions make these products an attractive solution for a wide range of requirements. The TPP 40E / TPP 65E families are 2xMOPP compliant and rated for BF (body floating) for applied parts applications, insuring both patient and operator protection. Using high quality components and high efficiency topologies enables wide operating temperatures and high reliability exceeding 1.4 million hours MTBF (MIL-HDBK-217F, ground benign) and supported with a 5 year product warranty.10.01.2022 11:30:00Jannews_2022-01-15_14.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_14.jpghttps://www.tracopower.com/int/tpp-40e-and-tpp-65e-new-encapsulated-acdc-power-modulestracopower.com
Strengthening Aerospace and Defence PortfolioTT Electronics announced it has acquired the Ferra...9629Industry NewsStrengthening Aerospace and Defence PortfolioTT Electronics announced it has acquired the Ferranti Power and Control business (Ferranti P&C) from Elbit Systems for £9 million. Ferranti P&C is a UK based manufacturer of power electronics and power systems for the aerospace and defence markets located in the greater Manchester area. The acquisition strengthens TT's UK aerospace and defence footprint and further enhances the capabilities of their power conversion and power management portfolio. With a recognised and reputable customer base, many of whom are supported by TT already, this acquisition will also bring opportunities for supply chain streamlining and consolidation for many key industry partners. Ferranti P&C provides access to a range of recognised programs across both the military aerospace and commercial and business aerospace sectors with sole-sourced positions on major key platforms. TT is committed to investing in the business further to accelerate growth prospects and support continued expansion of differentiated engineering capability for the design and development of custom high-reliability power solutions. Richard Tyson, CEO, TT Electronics commented: "We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of the Ferranti Power and Control business. This represents a significant step and great addition for our power capability. The organisation is an ideal strategic fit within our existing UK footprint and adds further credibility and significant engineering expertise to our aerospace and defence offering. It's fantastic to be able to welcome the Ferranti Power and Control team into the TT group."10.01.2022 07:00:00Jannews_2022-01-15_2.png\images\news_2022-01-15_2.pnghttps://www.ttelectronics.com/news-events/news/tt-electronics-acquires-ferranti-power-and-control/ttelectronics.com
Power MOSFET Package Enables Innovative Source-Down TechnologyHigh power density, optimized performance, and eas...9637Product ReleasePower MOSFET Package Enables Innovative Source-Down TechnologyHigh power density, optimized performance, and ease of use are key requirements when designing modern power systems. To offer practical solutions for design challenges in end applications, Infineon Technologies launches OptiMOS Source-Down (SD) power MOSFETs. They come in a PQFN 3.3 x 3.3 mm 2 package and a wide voltage class ranging from 25 V up to 100 V. This package sets a new standard in power MOSFET performance, offering higher efficiency, higher power density, superior thermal management and low bill-of-material (BOM). The PQFN addresses applications including motor drives, SMPS for server and telecom and OR-ing, as well as battery management systems. Compared to the standard Drain-Down concept, the latest Source-Down package technology enables a larger silicon die in the same package outline. In addition, the losses contributed by the package, limiting the overall performance of the device, can be reduced. This enables a reduction in R DS(on) by up to 30 percent compared to the state of the art Drain-Down package. The benefit at the system level is a shrink in the form factor with the possibility to move from a SuperSO8 5 x 6 mm 2 footprint to a PQFN 3.3 x 3.3 mm 2 package with a space reduction of about 65 percent. This allows for the available space to be used more effectively, enhancing the power density and system efficiency in the end system.07.01.2022 08:30:00Jannews_2022-01-15_11.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_11.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2022/INFPSS202201-041.htmlinfineon.com
Multi-Line Low-Voltage Dataline Filters for MRI & Shielded RoomsITG Electronics has enhanced and expanded its seri...9638Product ReleaseMulti-Line Low-Voltage Dataline Filters for MRI & Shielded RoomsITG Electronics has enhanced and expanded its series of dataline filters for MRI rooms and other shielded areas. Not only are filters for triple and quadruple lines now available, but the original single-line filter has been redesigned for more secure mounting and simpler connection to terminal blocks. Part of ITG Electronics' F2779Y002L Series, the portfolio additions reliably filter both common and differential mode noise for low-current datalines, and feature a robust design allowing for durable penetration for MRI rooms, shielded environments and other areas where interference-free data transmission is mission-critical. The series additions reduce noise by 100dB from 1MHz-10GHz, with a voltage rating of 120/250V. The filters' calling cards are ease and efficiency, as just one unit – with a single wall penetration – provides up to four channels of clean data transfer into and out of shielded rooms. The increase in channels, as well as easier mounting and terminal block connection, yields expedient, space-saving installation with fewer room penetrations and faster overall setup. In addition to datalines, the F2779Y002L Series filters can be used for other low power applications, including digital fire alarms and LED lighting.06.01.2022 09:30:00Jannews_2022-01-15_12.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_12.jpghttp://www.itg-electronics.com/category/3itg-electronics.com
Jim Kelly Named PresidentDayton T. Brown, Jr. announced the promotion of Ji...9631PeopleJim Kelly Named PresidentDayton T. Brown, Jr. announced the promotion of Jim Kelly to President of Dayton T. Brown, Inc. (DTB) effective January 1, 2022. His new role encompasses the direction of the entire corporation and responsibility for all three divisions – Technical Services, Engineering and Test, and Mission Systems, as well as all general and administrative services and support functions. Since joining the Company, Jim has been promoted multiple times in recognition of the talent and capabilities he brings to the team. He joined DTB in 2008 as a Business Development Manager for the Technical Services Division. He was named Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Technical Services Division in 2010, and Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales and Marketing in 2014. In 2015 he was named Senior Vice President/General Manager, Technical Services Division. His most recent appointment in December of 2020 was Executive Vice President – managing all three divisions. While his full-time employment at DTB began in 2008, his relationship and roots began much earlier when he attended activities at the Company as a child with his dad, Jim Kelly, Sr. who also worked there. While pursuing his college degree, Jim worked in the Paint Shop in the Manufacturing Division and fulfilled many other roles as a summer hire between semesters, strengthening his knowledge and commitment to DTB.05.01.2022 09:00:00Jannews_2022-01-15_4.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_4.jpghttps://www.dtb.com/news-DTB-Jim-Kelly.phpdtb.com
New Appointment for Industry Veteran Dhaval DalalTagore Technology announced that power electronics...9630PeopleNew Appointment for Industry Veteran Dhaval DalalTagore Technology announced that power electronics industry veteran, Dhaval Dalal has joined the Tagore team. Dhaval Dalal has over 30 years of R&D experience at leading semiconductor and OEM companies including onsemi and Texas Instruments and as founder of power electronics consultancy, ACP Technologies LLC. In his new role, Dalal will focus on bringing Tagore's highly efficient, cost-effective power management solutions to market. Tagore Technology CEO, Amitava Das said: "For over 10 years Tagore has been at the forefront of disruptive semiconductor solutions and we are excited about the innovative GaN-on-Si power management products we offer. As we continue to expand our product portfolio, with Dhaval on board, we look forward to working even more closely with our customers to help solve their most challenging power management problems." Commenting on his new appointment, Dhaval Dalal said: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to help Tagore's customers bring their designs to market faster while increasing efficiency and reliability and reducing overall system cost." Dhaval Dalal is a Member of the Board of the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and Co-Chair of the PSMA Power Technology Roadmap Committee. Dalal holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Management Technology from National Technological University (now Walden University).05.01.2022 08:00:00Jannews_2022-01-15_3.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_3.jpghttp://www.tagoretech.com/index.phptagoretech.com
GaN IC Design Center Dedicated to Electric VehiclesNavitas Semiconductor announced the opening of an ...9628Industry NewsGaN IC Design Center Dedicated to Electric VehiclesNavitas Semiconductor announced the opening of an electric vehicle (EV) Design Center, further expanding into higher-power GaN markets. GaN-based on-board chargers (OBCs) are estimated to charge 3x faster with up to 70% energy savings compared to legacy silicon solutions. GaN OBCs, DC-DC converters and traction inverters are estimated to extend EV range or reduce battery costs by 5%, and to accelerate adoption of EVs worldwide by 3 years. An EV-upgrade to GaN is estimated to reduce road-sector CO2 emissions by 20%/year by 2050, the target of the Paris Accord. The Design Center, based in Shanghai, China, hosts a highly-experienced team of power system designers with comprehensive capabilities across electrical, thermal and mechanical design, software development, and complete simulation and prototyping capabilities. EV customers will be supported worldwide by the new team, from concept to prototype, through to full qualification and mass production. Respected industry-expert, Mr. Hao SUN, the Sr. Director of the Shanghai Design Center, said "The design center will develop schematics, layouts, and firmware for full-function, productizable EV power systems. Navitas will work in partnership with OBC, DC-DC and traction system companies to create innovative, world-class solutions with the highest power density and highest efficiency to propel GaN into mainstream eMobility."04.01.2022 06:00:00Jannews_2022-01-15_1.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_1.jpghttps://navitassemi.com/navitas-opens-worlds-first-gan-ic-design-center-dedicated-to-electric-vehicles-ev/navitassemi.com
Reference Design Supports Development of All-Silicon 33W 1C ChargersSilanna Semiconductor has launched an active clamp...9644Product ReleaseReference Design Supports Development of All-Silicon 33W 1C ChargersSilanna Semiconductor has launched an active clamp flyback (ACF)-based reference design that simplifies and speeds the development of 33W 1C fast charger applications built using silicon power FETs. Featuring the company's latest SZ1131 CO2 Smart Power ACF controller technology, the Silanna Semiconductor RD-23 provides a route to delivering performance that matches or exceeds that of commercially available 30W GaN-based chargers at a cost more readily associated with conventional silicon designs. Silanna's RD-23 incorporates everything an engineer needs to prototype and develop a fully functional charger with low operational and no-load/ stand-by power consumption and minimum component count, BOM cost and size. RD-23 uses the SZ1131 – Silanna Semiconductor's ACF controller, which is rated for 65W for Universal input and above 100W with PFC-supported applications. This controller offers the integration by incorporating an adaptive digital PWM controller, ultra-high-voltage (UHV) active clamp FET, active clamp gate driver and startup regulator into a single compact device. Providing an (uncased) power density of 22W/inch3, the RD-23 operates with a peak efficiency of over 92% and has a no-load power consumption (@ 230Vac) below 20mW. Efficiency is flat across the universal input (90 – 265Vac) input range and the reference design is fully production-ready as it exceeds conducted and radiated EMI requirements by more than 6dB margins.03.01.2022 15:30:00Jannews_2022-01-15_18.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_18.jpghttps://powerdensity.com/2022/01/03/silanna-semiconductor-reference-design-supports-development-of-industrys-most-efficient-all-silicon-33w-1c-chargers/powerdensity.com
Silicon Power MOSFET for High Efficiency Power ConversionSkyWater Technology and Applied Novel Devices anno...9659Product ReleaseSilicon Power MOSFET for High Efficiency Power ConversionSkyWater Technology and Applied Novel Devices announced a transistor technology that offers significant benefits for fast switching power conversion applications. The power MOSFETs offer 2x lower output charge, near-zero reverse-recovery and ultra-low Qoss enabled by AND's proprietary channel engineering technology. In addition, these power MOSFETs offer superior specific on-resistance (< 5 mOhm-mm2 @ 30V BVDSS) at gate drive as low as 2.5V as well as low leakage currents and near-ideal sub-threshold slope made possible by AND's device architecture. These characteristics can substantially reduce parasitic losses incurred in power management systems. This will improve power management and conversion efficiency in numerous applications including data centers, automotive, electric motor drives, microinverters for renewable energy systems and many others in industrial and consumer markets. In applications such as DC-DC power conversion, AND's technology offers unique advantages enabled by its novel device architecture. Near-zero reverse recovery and low output capacitances eliminate the need for integrated or standalone Schottky clamp diodes. These efficiency enhancing characteristics make the technology attractive for higher frequency voltage conversion applications not typically supported by conventional Si MOSFETs. The high frequencies enabled by these power MOSFETs, in turn, drive reduction of passive component sizes to achieve small form factor power modules that support further system level efficiency gains.  AND will offer wafer scale and standard package products ranging from 15-80V for industrial and consumer applications. AND plans to expand the offering to span the 200-1000V range with a family of products produced at SkyWater for electric vehicle, renewable energy and various industrial applications.31.12.2021 07:00:00Decnews_2022-02-01_14.jpg\images\news_2022-02-01_14.jpghttps://www.skywatertechnology.com/press-releases/skywater-and-applied-novel-devices-enable-breakthrough-with-new-class-of-silicon-power-mosfet-for-high-efficiency-power-conversion/skywatertechnology.com
Strategic Cooperation in Electric MobilityGlobal automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffl...9634Industry NewsStrategic Cooperation in Electric MobilityGlobal automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler signed an investment and strategic cooperation agreement with Leadrive on December 16th, 2021 in Shanghai to cooperate in electric mobility. The purpose of the partnership is to conduct joint development in the electric mobility product areas including E-Axles by virtue of Leadrive's and Schaeffler's respective proprietary technology advantages in the field of electrical drive systems, motor control units and semiconductor power modules for electric vehicle applications, with the aim to start volume production for the first pilot project in 2023. In the meanwhile, Schaeffler will also invest in Leadrive by purchasing stakes in its latest B2 round of financing. "The electro-mechanical integration is a trend of electrical vehicle drive system. Leadrive and Schaeffler will strengthen their respective proprietary technology advantages in the field of 'electrical' and 'mechanical'," said Dr. SHEN Jie, Founder and General Manager of Leadrive. "Through this partnership, we will develop globally technical advanced electrical powertrain products together, including the 800V Silicon Carbide E-Axle." The agreement was signed by Dr. SHEN Jie, Founder and General Manager of Leadrive Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Dr. CHEN Xiangbin, President Automotive Technologies of Schaeffler Greater China, and was witnessed by Dr. Jochen SCHROEDER, President Business Division E-Mobility of Schaeffler Group from online connection.30.12.2021 12:00:00Decnews_2022-01-15_7.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_7.jpghttps://www.leadrive.co/news/leadrive-and-schaeffler-join-strategic-cooperationleadrive.co
Isolated Single Channel Gate DriverInventchip Technology (IVCT) announced that it sta...9635Product ReleaseIsolated Single Channel Gate DriverInventchip Technology (IVCT) announced that it started shipping 3.75kVrms isolated single channel Gate driver IC IVCO1A01D engineering samples and will release the product to the market in Q1 2022. IVCO1A01D is a 36V 10A driver. The output side VCC2 UVLO is below 10V, which makes it capable of effectively and safely driving SiC/Si MOSFETs and Si IGBTs. The 10A output peak current makes it easy to use in high power applications. It has split outputs, OUTH and OUTL, so that pull-up and pull-down current can be adjusted independently to optimize EMI and switching loss. The low propagation delay and high common-mode transient immunity (CMTI) enables MOSFETs to reliably switch at hundreds of kHz with high dv/dt. It is in an 8-pin SOIC package with 3.75kVrms isolation. The IVCO1A01D helps engineers solve critical design challenges and reduce system cost in many high density applications, such as the server and telecom power supply, motor drive and inverter designs, etc.30.12.2021 06:30:00Decnews_2022-01-15_9.png\images\news_2022-01-15_9.pnghttp://www.inventchip.com.cn/inventchip.com.cn
Reliable and Robust Power Semiconductors for Mobile Fast ChargersNavitas Semiconductor announced that its GaNFast p...9625Product ReleaseReliable and Robust Power Semiconductors for Mobile Fast ChargersNavitas Semiconductor announced that its GaNFast power ICs with GaNSense technology have been upgraded to increase efficiency, power density, and access additional fast-charger markets. GaN is a next-generation semiconductor technology that runs up to 20x faster than legacy silicon and enables up to 3x more power, 40% energy savings and 3x faster charging in half the size and weight. GaNFast power ICs integrate GaN power and drive plus protection and control to deliver simple, small, fast and efficient performance. Over 30 million GaNFast power ICs have been shipped with zero reported field failures. The 'voltage rating' of NV613x and NV615x GaNFast power ICs with GaNSense has been upgraded from 650V to 700V for continuous operation, and is rated at 800V for transient conditions. Increased voltage-rating enables more-efficient power transformer circuit designs, and higher capabilities for areas of the world with unreliable, widely-varying power grids with extreme voltage spikes. Autonomous system-level monitoring and reaction ensures 'detect and protect' within 30 ns – 10x faster than for discrete implementations. "GaNFast power ICs already deliver the highest reliability and highest performance in the mobile fast-charger market," said Dan Kinzer, Navitas' COO / CTO and co-founder. "Navitas' engineering, quality and applications teams continue to deliver leading-edge, next-generation technology with a proven, data-driven approach that enables customers to innovate aggressively in power-conversion and fast-charger design – and to access expanded markets in more areas of our world."23.12.2021 15:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_19.png\images\news_2022-01-01_19.pnghttps://navitassemi.com/navitas-gan-ics-most-protected-reliable-and-robust-power-semiconductors-for-mobile-fast-chargers/navitassemi.com
'Empowering Innovation Together' Offers Look at Emerging TechnologiesSince 2015, Mouser Electronics has provided engine...9652Industry News'Empowering Innovation Together' Offers Look at Emerging TechnologiesSince 2015, Mouser Electronics has provided engineers with insight into the latest trends and technologies through its Empowering Innovation Together program. Over the course of seven instalments, Mouser's 2021 Empowering Innovation Together series highlighted key topics such as 5G, power management, artificial intelligence, sensor fusion, intelligent transportation systems, RF wireless technologies and industrial automation. "At Mouser, we're eager to share our industry expertise through a steady stream of informative content to support engineers in all stages of the design process," shares Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. "By highlighting trending topics in multiple sectors, our EIT program has been successful in inspiring engineers in their work and keeping them informed about the changing technologies shaping modern society." This year's series spanned seven instalments, covering a variety of topics with engaging content including blogs, articles, infographics and The Tech Between Us podcast featuring Mouser's Director of Technical Content, Raymond Yin. The 2021 EIT series also included four Then, Now and Next videos as well as conversations led by Mouser thought leaders and other experts. The program highlighted new products and unlocked the necessary technical developments to stay up to date with what's happening in the market.21.12.2021 12:30:00Decnews_2022-02-01_7.jpg\images\news_2022-02-01_7.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/empowering-innovation/mouser.com
Awarded the Highest Platinum Rating of SustainabilityROHM has been awarded the highest rating of "Plati...9612Industry NewsAwarded the Highest Platinum Rating of SustainabilityROHM has been awarded the highest rating of "Platinum" for its sustainability performance of 2021 by EcoVadis based in France for the first time. The "Platinum" rating is given to the top 1% of about 80,000 companies assessed across all industries. EcoVadis is the world's largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, founded in 2007 to promote the sustainability of supply chains around the world. About 80,000 companies in 160 countries across 200 industries are assessed in four areas of Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Resource Procurement, and are rated in four levels: Platinum (top 1%), Gold (top 5%), Silver (top 25%), and Bronze (top 50%). As ESG is becoming increasingly important, the assessment results of EcoVadis are recognized by many global companies as one of the most important factors in selecting suppliers. ROHM received the highest performance score level of "Outstanding" in the environmental field, for their goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 and for their longstanding efforts to promote greening in Japan and overseas. They also received high scores for Labor and Human Rights and Sustainable Resource Procurement fields and overall, putting it in the top 1% of the companies across all industries. Encouraged by the results of this assessment, ROHM will continue to promote CSR activities and work to solve social issues in order to realize a sustainable society, while aiming to be a company that meets the expectations of its stakeholders.21.12.2021 10:00:00Decnews_2022-01-01_5.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_5.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=rohm-awarded-the-highest-platinum-rating-of-sustainability-2021-by-ecovadis&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
Silicone Technologies for Advanced Semiconductor PackagingDow introduced its latest silicone technologies fo...9624Product ReleaseSilicone Technologies for Advanced Semiconductor PackagingDow introduced its latest silicone technologies for advanced semiconductor packaging at SEMICON Taiwan 2021. These silicone-organic hybrid adhesives, silicone hotmelt solutions and silicone die-attach films (DAF) deliver improved performance, durability, uniformity and processability vs. traditional organics. Dow's technologies are engineered to address top trends in advanced semiconductor packaging, including ever-thinner, smaller and more-complex designs, by mitigating stress from mismatched coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs) that can cause warpage. They also provide greater durability and reliability for applications exposed to harsh environmental conditions in industries such as aerospace and automotive electronics. "While advanced packaging designs are essential to meet increasing demand for higher performance and expanded functionality in electronics, they can also place greater thermal, electrical and mechanical stresses on the chip," said Jayden Cho, Dow's global segment leader for Displays & Microelectronics. "To address this situation and help customers improve quality, consistency and processability, Dow has developed an array of novel silicone technologies specifically designed for side-by-side and stacked chip configurations and MEMS devices. Our silicone products surpass organics by optimizing thermal stability, stress relaxation and durability in many different types of packaging."20.12.2021 14:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_18.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_18.jpghttps://corporate.dow.com/en-us/news/press-releases/semicon-taiwan-2021dow.com
Compact High-Voltage ContactorsTDK Corporation has extended its range of bipolar ...9643Product ReleaseCompact High-Voltage ContactorsTDK Corporation has extended its range of bipolar DC high-voltage contactors to include the HVC43 (B88269X3**0C011) series. These products complete the existing range by offering continuous currents from 150 A DC to 250 A DC and operating voltages of up to 1000 V DC. The contactors are available in 12 V or 24 V coils with a power consumption of 6 W. The HVC43 series types provide compact dimensions of 78 x 40.4 x 74.5 mm (L x W x H), weigh 300 g, and are 30 per cent smaller and lighter than the HVC200, HVC300, and HVC500 types, designed for voltages of up to 1200 V DC and continuous currents of 500 A DC. The contactors include a hermetically sealed gas-filled ceramic arc chamber, offering outstanding extinguishing properties, and are specially designed to quickly shut down high direct currents of lithium-ion batteries in vehicles, charging stations, or energy storage systems.20.12.2021 14:30:00Decnews_2022-01-15_17.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_17.jpghttps://www.tdk-electronics.tdk.com/en/373388/company/press-center/press-releases/press-releases/tdk-extends-hvc-offerings-with-addition-of-new-compact-high-voltage-contactors/3041102tdk-electronics.tdk.com
10 Years of SupportVincotech has quite an anniversary to celebrate. T...9609Industry News10 Years of SupportVincotech has quite an anniversary to celebrate. This marks the tenth year the company has supported Plan International Germany's projects. Vincotech's social commitment runs deep; Plan International's humanitarian reach ranges wide. The two forged a partnership that has stood the test of time. Vincotech donates to advance the organization's philanthropic agenda every year. 2021 is no exception: in June the customer satisfaction survey was combined with a fundraising campaign, and in December instead of Christmas gifts the company donates €12,000 to support a project in Nepal. Eckart Seitter, CEO, says, "Vincotech is all about reliable partnerships with customers and business partners. Society deserves nothing less from us. Giving back to the community and paying it forward to those less privileged is a reward unto itself. This is why we nurture our enduring partnership with Plan International, whose aid projects on behalf of children's welfare and rights are exemplary. We are proud to be contributing to initiatives as worthy as these." 2021's grant went to build schools in Nepal where mountainous terrain, harsh weather, sparse infrastructure and great distances make it difficult for many children to attend school. Plan International is building barrier-free classrooms in earthquake-proof buildings to afford educational opportunities to more kids. In winter, when the snow and cold make long journeys to school even harder, lessons are to be held over the radio and given by local teachers. Competitions and classroom book corners go to promote reading. Topics such as equality and hygiene are now on the syllabus. Separate sanitary facilities are to encourage girls to attend school.20.12.2021 07:00:00Decnews_2022-01-01_2.png\images\news_2022-01-01_2.pnghttps://www.vincotech.com/company/social-responsibility/plan-international-10th-anniversary.htmlvincotech.com
Great Breadth of SupercapacitorsTransfer Multisort Elektronik (TME) has further st...9616Product ReleaseGreat Breadth of SupercapacitorsTransfer Multisort Elektronik (TME) has further strengthened its portfolio of supercapacitors with the addition of 15 SPSCAP products. Market demand for supercapacitors has grown dramatically in recent years, providing a way of storing energy and maintaining voltage under operating conditions and in locations where conventional batteries simply would not be applicable. Among the sectors in which they are currently seeing most traction are automotive, where they are being incorporated into electric vehicle (EV) powertrains, and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, where they can support energy harvesting activities. They are also becoming commonplace in consumer electronic devices, being featured in the camera flash subsystems of smartphones, as well as in backup power supplies, etc. Given the increasing supercapacitor uptake now being experienced, access to robust and dependable supply chain channels is going to be vital. The SPSCAP components now stocked by TME can be supplied to customers in a wide array of capacitance values, spanning from 1F through to 3000F. These cylindrical format components utilize an acetonitrile electrolyte and have voltage ratings of 2.7VDC, 2.85VDC and 3VDC. They come with either radial or axial leads attached. Modules that are designed for higher voltage usage are also offered. These are rated at 16V. All of these products support a working temperature range of -40°C to 65°C. Depending on the particular model, they have duty cycle figures of between 500,000 and 1 million.20.12.2021 06:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_10.png\images\news_2022-01-01_10.pnghttps://www.tme.com/us/en-us/news/about-product/page/44809/new-spscap-supercapacitors/tme.com
Additions to European Sales TeamIndium Corporation is pleased to announce updates ...9633PeopleAdditions to European Sales TeamIndium Corporation is pleased to announce updates to its European sales leadership team headquartered in its Milton Keynes facility in the United Kingdom. Wolfgang Bloching and David McKee have both been promoted to the role of senior regional sales manager and Anders Lunden has taken a new role as regional sales manager. In his new role, Bloching is responsible for growing sales in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for Indium Corporation's soldering products including solder paste, solder wire, engineered solder materials, and thermal management materials. He also manages the company's sales channel partners throughout his region. Bloching has more than 24 years of experience in electronics manufacturing. He joined Indium Corporation in 2009 and is a German State Certified Engineer in the field of electronics and process engineering. Joining Bloching as a senior regional sales manager is David McKee. McKee is also responsible for growing sales of the company's soldering and thermal management materials and  managing sales channel partners throughout his region of eastern Europe. McKee has more than 35 years of industry experience. Since joining Indium Corporation in 2000, McKee has held and succeeded in multiple roles including process specialist, area sales manager, and key account manager. He holds a Higher National Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering from West Lothian College in Scotland. He is also an SMTA-certified process engineer and earned his Six Sigma Green Belt from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Assuming a new role with Indium Corporation is Regional Sales Manager Anders Lunden, who has been with the company since 2019 and has more than 20 years of experience in the electronics industry. Lunden serves as Indium Corporation's lead sales contact and customer advocate for soldering products in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, the Baltic states, and Poland. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronic production from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. 17.12.2021 11:00:00Declogo_indium.jpg\images\logo_indium.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/media-center/news/indium-corporation-announces-additions-to-european-sales-team/indium.com
High-Performance Thermal Gap Filler PadsThe Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporat...9626Product ReleaseHigh-Performance Thermal Gap Filler PadsThe Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is introducing its next generation of thermal gap filler pads - THERM-A-GAPTM PAD 30 and 60 - for all heat transfer applications between electronic components and heat sinks. With a dependable thermal performance of 3.2 W/m-K, the cost-effective THERM-A-GAP PAD 30 reliably conforms to rough surface irregularities and air gaps on heat generating components. For higher performance applications, THERM-A-GAP PAD 60 offers the enticing combination of excellent thermal conductivity at 6.0 W/m-K, while being 40% softer than current high-performance thermal gap pad offerings from Parker Chomerics. With their special formulation, THERM-A-GAP PAD 30 and 60 ensure complete conformability (with low clamping forces) and the lowest outgassing, thus providing an effective thermal interface wherever uneven surface irregularities, air gaps or rough textures are prevalent. The products are ideal for use in general industrial, life science and consumer markets. Typical applications extend from telecommunications equipment, automotive electronics, and lighting LEDs, through to power conversion systems, consumer electronics, desktop/laptop computers, servers, handheld devices and memory modules. THERM-A-GAP PAD 30 and 60 are also highly effective in vibration-dampening applications. "Thermal gap filler pads continue to be designed and used in greater capacities for price-sensitive markets, as well as those requiring high-performance materials," says Brian Mahoney, thermal business unit manager, Chomerics Division. "We're thrilled to expand our already impressive family of thermal gap filler pads with these next-generation offerings." Manufactured globally, THERM-A-GAP PAD 30 and 60 come in a range of standard sheet sizes and thicknesses, although custom dimensions are available upon request. Parker Chomerics can also supply the products with various carrier options for ease-of-application and use.16.12.2021 16:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_20.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_20.jpghttps://www.parker.com/portal/site/PARKER/menuitem.31c35c58f54e63cb97b11b10237ad1ca/?vgnextoid=b06c088eab8cd710VgnVCM100000e6651dacRCRD&vgnextchannel=9383fbdc71fd7310VgnVCM100000200c1dacRCRD&vgnextfmt=EN&newsroom=Y&vgnextcat=News%20Release%20Detailsparker.com
Quad Output Medical Power SupplySL Power Electronics announces the availability of...9641Product ReleaseQuad Output Medical Power SupplySL Power Electronics announces the availability of the GB130Q family of 130W quad output power supplies in a 3" X 5" Open frame form factor. The GB130Q carries dual safety certification complying to both Medical (IEC/UL60601-1, 3rd Edition) and Industrial/ITE (IEC/UL62368) safety standards within the same unit. This notable attribute of the GB130Q family of products simplifies sourcing requirements and when paired with a design optimised for seamless integration, the GB130Q stands out as the ultimate solution for virtually any application. The GB130Q is constructed with the highest quality components, such as long-life electrolytic capacitors and the power supply design ensures that these components are not pushed to their maximum output ratings. For example, the long-life electrolytic capacitors operate below their threshold and ESR ratings in extending the life of the end equipment and minimising field service needs. The power supply is also available with a cover, GB130Q-C, and both versions have a wide range of output combinations, a 5V standby output, remote inhibit via contact closure and power fail/DC OK signal. Meeting Class B conduced and radiated EMI with a high degree of margin simplifies system design by reducing/eliminating the need for external filtering.16.12.2021 12:30:00Decnews_2022-01-15_15.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_15.jpghttps://slpower.com/products/featured/gb130q-cslpower.com
Modules and Drivers for 50 kW HyperchargerFollowing the successful launch of the HYC150 and ...9621Product ReleaseModules and Drivers for 50 kW HyperchargerFollowing the successful launch of the HYC150 and HYC300 of their hypercharger product line, alpitronic recently introduced the 50 kW DC electric vehicle charger HYC50. It is the first wall-mounted DC charger in this power range featuring two charging ports that allow fast charging of one vehicle at 50 kW or of two vehicles simultaneously at 25 kW each. This is made possible by using EasyPACK CoolSiC TM MOSFET 1B and 2B modules from Infineon Technologies in combination with the EiceDRIVER X3. By using the CoolSiC technology, the HYC50 achieves up to 97 percent efficiency and enables a bidirectional design. As a result, this hypercharger is suitable for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) operation. At the same time, the charger has a compact footprint of 1250 x 520 x 220 mm³ and weighs less than 100 kg. Its compact size makes the charger ideal for indoor wall mounting, though it can also be mounted flexibly on a pedestal outdoors. The charger supports the charging standards CCS1 and CCS2 with a capacity of 150 A, CHAdeMO with a capacity of 125 A, as well as GBT. In this particular design, Infineon's EasyPACK 1B and 2B modules, which include CoolSiC MOSFETs, a NTC temperature sensor, and PressFIT contact pins, were able to increase power density by about 50 percent. In addition, by using CoolSiC technology, the noise level was significantly reduced from 65 dB to less than 50 dB.16.12.2021 11:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_15.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_15.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2021/INFIPC202112-033.htmlinfineon.com
AC/DC Converter ICs Equipped with Integrated High Voltage SJ MOSFETROHM developed the AC/DC fly-back converter ICs wi...9639Product ReleaseAC/DC Converter ICs Equipped with Integrated High Voltage SJ MOSFETROHM developed the AC/DC fly-back converter ICs with an integrated 730V breakdown MOSFET the BM2P06xMF-Z series (BM2P060MF-Z, BM2P061MF-Z, and BM2P063MF-Z). These devices are ideal for auxiliary power supply and Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) solutions for industrial drives as well as home appliances – including air conditioners, white goods, and factory automation equipment. These fly-back ICs require no additional heatsinks and no discharge resistors and capacitors. It helps designers to shorten design time, simplify the circuitry, reduce cost and increase reliability by offering integrated solutions. They are equipped with an original low-loss SJ (Super Junction) MOSFET together with optimized PWM control circuitry – facilitating the development of 85V to 264V AC/DC converters. Adopting a surface mount package supports automatic board mounting (which was previously difficult to do in the past). Meanwhile, the implemented functions ensure compliance with the IEC62368 safety standard, even when the discharge resistor (a source of loss during standby) is removed. Additionally, original low standby power control technology is applied – resulting in extremely low standby power consumption. Supply voltages up to 60V (VCC) are also supported – eliminating the need for an external step-down power supply circuit. Compared to general products with equivalent performance, automatic mounting contributes to lower factory mounting costs. Moreover, ROHM is able to reduce standby power by over 90% along with the number of power supply circuit components by four, contributing to greater power savings and higher reliability in applications.16.12.2021 10:30:00Decnews_2022-01-15_13.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_13.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=new-compact-surface-mount-45w-output-ac%2Fdc-converter-ics&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
Product Portfolio for Chinese MarketSCHURTER's series of multi-functional power entry ...9611Industry NewsProduct Portfolio for Chinese MarketSCHURTER's series of multi-functional power entry modules have received CQC or CCC approval for use in equipment for the Chinese market. Series 5707, DG12, and DG11, as well as Distribution Unit series 4752, add to SCHURTER's range of passive and electromechanical components designed for global application. The compact and highly integrated power entry modules with or without EMC filters, include options such as line switch and/or 1- or 2-pole fuseholder. These series can also be specified with IP seal protection, important for many medical applications with exposure to drips and spills, or those that require cleaning. The PEMs are especially suited for use in any equipment where space is at a premium. China Quality Certification [CQC] is mandatory for Power Entry Modules [PEM] with an EMC filter. PEMs without EMC filter require China Compulsory Certification [CCC]. The CQC Mark Certification is otherwise a voluntary product certification sanctioned by the China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) to manage the process for manufacturers interested in pursuing the China Compulsory Certification (CCC). It is a certification system in which merchants voluntarily participate. The voluntary product certification service (called CQC mark certification) carried out by CQC certification indicates that the product meets the relevant quality, safety, environmental protection, performance, and other standards by imposing the CQC mark.16.12.2021 09:00:00Decnews_2022-01-01_4.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_4.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/en/Homeschurter.com
embedded world 2022 is PostponedTo meet multiple requests from registered exhibito...9608Event Newsembedded world 2022 is PostponedTo meet multiple requests from registered exhibitors and enable all participants to plan with the maximum possible confidence, the embedded world Exhibition&Conference 2022 has been rescheduled: In close consultation with exhibitors the decision has  been taken to postpone the exhibition and accompanying conferences until 21-23 June 2022. Exhibitions and congresses have been held again at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg since September 2021 subject to a robust hygiene concept, and exhibitors and visitors have responded extremely positively and with a sense of responsibility. At the same time, NürnbergMesse is paying attention to the individual needs of its customers and participating sectors. This has led to different decisions for different events. Current developments in the Covid-19 pandemic are causing uncertainty for many exhibitors at embedded world, for example. Benedikt Weyerer, Executive Director embedded world, comments: "By deciding at an early stage to defer embedded world 2022 until summer, we are meeting the wishes of many exhibitors and enabling them to plan with confidence. We are very grateful for the many constructive conversations with industry representatives, which provided significant encouragement for this decision. Together with the exhibitors, we are looking forward to seeing the international embedded community again in Nuremberg from 21 to 23 June next year!"16.12.2021 06:00:00Decnews_2022-01-01_1.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_1.jpghttps://www.embedded-world.de/en/news/press-releases/2021-embedded-change-date-june-e032s39zs3_pireportembedded-world.de
Low Profile Automotive Grade Chip LAN TransformerBourns released its automotive grade Model SM45322...9627Product ReleaseLow Profile Automotive Grade Chip LAN TransformerBourns released its automotive grade Model SM453229A-381N7Y 10/100/1000 Base-T Chip LAN Transformer. Designed for maximum PCB layout flexibility, Bourns' latest Chip LAN Transformer model is a low-profile discrete solution. It is also AEC-Q200 compliant featuring an expanded temperature range of 40 to +105 °C, is capable of Hi-Pot isolation of 1500 VAC/60 sec., and is able to withstand pulse voltages of up to 2400 V, 1.2/50 µs. These features make the Model SM453229A-381N7Y ideal for 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet networks, industrial single pair Ethernet and IEEE 802.3 Ethernet-based applications, and pairing common mode chip inductors for EMI suppression. This small, center-tapped transformer is wound on a drum core and capped with a ferrite plate to emulate the close magnetic path of a toroid core. The center tap allows for common mode suppression even without an extra common mode filter. This discrete shielded transformer helps to reduce efforts in EMI troubleshooting. Bourns' fully automated production process contributes to a higher degree of component uniformity, and promotes consistent quality and improved reliability. High-volume, cost-effective production can be achieved with a shorter production lead time because of this automated production process. Bourns SM453229A-381N7Y 10/100/1000 Base-T Chip LAN Transformers are available now and are RoHS compliant and halogen free.15.12.2021 17:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_21.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_21.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2021/12/15/bourns-releases-new-low-profile-automotive-grade-chip-lan-transformer-offering-pcb-layout-flexibilitybourns.com
Fast Recovery Epitaxial Diode SeriesTaiwan Semiconductor announces the extension of it...9623Product ReleaseFast Recovery Epitaxial Diode SeriesTaiwan Semiconductor announces the extension of its recently launched line of fast recovery epitaxial diodes. The PUUPxxH family extends the benefits of FRED technology to applications requiring up to 6A of operating current. These AEC-Q101 qualified devices deliver optimized switching speed vs. reverse recovery time. Their soft reverse recovery results in lower noise switching while achieving low losses and increased efficiency. The TO-227 package heat spreader contacts provide excellent heat transfer. In addition to the 100V and 200V rated 3A, 4A and 6A models in the PUUP series, 3A and 4A versions are available in SOD-128 and DO-214 packages. "The PUUP series' FRED technology delivers increasing efficiency and power density in switching power applications in newer more thermally advantageous packaging," said Vice President, TSC Products, Sam Wang. "And for instant upgrade to the benefits of this technology, 3A and 4A versions are also offered in historical packaging." Applications include switching power conversion in automotive, lighting, industrial and communications. Specific applications benefiting from AEC-Q qualification include fuel injection systems, electrification of transportation and automated navigation. Design resources include comprehensive datasheets and spice models for each component in the series.15.12.2021 13:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_17.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_17.jpghttps://www.taiwansemi.com/en/searchpn?q=puuptaiwansemi.com
3-Level 800V GaN Inverterhofer powertrain and VisIC Technologies announce a...9617Product Release3-Level 800V GaN Inverterhofer powertrain and VisIC Technologies announce a partnership to work jointly on a GaN-based inverter for 800V automotive applications. "Our partnership with hofer powertrain for the development of gallium nitride-based power inverters in electric vehicles is the breakthrough of gallium nitride technology for 800V battery systems in the automotive industry", said Tamara Baksht, CEO of VisIC. "VisIC's D3GaN technology was developed for the high-reliability standards of the automotive industry and offers the lowest losses per RDS (on). It also simplifies the system solution and enables highly efficient and affordable powertrain platforms solutions. The ability to support cars with 800V battery, along the 400V battery, is the significant step forward in GaN worldwide adoption by automotive electrical driveline". hofer powertrain has been working for more than 5 years on the development of 3-Level inverters for automotive powertrain applications, revealing vast benefits that the 3-Level topology brings compared to today's state-of-the-art 2-Level inverters using IGBTs or SiC chips. The special properties of the 3-L topology of an inverter lead to improved overall system energy consumption at the relevant reference driving cycles, such as WLTP, due to reduced harmonic losses in the motor. Moreover, the Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) behavior of the complete Electric Drive Unit can be improved due to the better Total Harmonic Distortion of the output current affecting noise reduction. Finally, costs are reduced regarding Electro Magnetic Compatibility measures to meet the increasingly strict requirements (like Comité International Spécial des Perturbations Radioélectriques 25 class 5), due to the better common-mode behavior of the hofer powertrain 3-Level inverter.15.12.2021 07:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_11.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_11.jpghttps://visic-tech.com/hofer-powertrain-and-visic-technologies-develop-3-level-800v-gan-inverter/visic-tech.com
X-Band GaN on SiC SolutionsRichardson RFPD announced the availability and ful...9620Product ReleaseX-Band GaN on SiC SolutionsRichardson RFPD announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a lineup of X-band GaN on SiC devices from Wolfspeed. Wolfspeed's portfolio of high-performance X-band solutions features a variety of power levels to optimize system performance, as well as backend support tools to assist in system design and integration. The product offering includes discrete transistors, impedance-matched FETs and multistage MMIC amplifiers. The devices are well suited for pulsed and continuous wave X-band applications, including airborne and marine radar, weather radar, air traffic control, and test instrumentation.14.12.2021 10:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_14.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_14.jpghttps://www.richardsonrfpd.com/rfdesign/x-band-gan-on-sic-solutions-from-wolfspeed/richardsonrfpd.com
Honoring Rising Power Electronics EngineersGaN Systems released the winners of the "GaN Syste...9632Industry NewsHonoring Rising Power Electronics EngineersGaN Systems released the winners of the "GaN Systems Cup" China Power Supply Society (CPSS) design competition. Now in its seventh year, this annual competition challenges engineering students from China's leading universities to design power electronics systems that are more efficient, use less energy, and fewer or smaller materials using GaN power transistors. Unveiled during the on-site finals and CPSS awards ceremony hosted at Chongqing University on November 12, 2021, 11 engineering teams were honored for their GaN-based designs. "We are proud to sponsor this competition, which highlights the ingenuity and resourcefulness of engineering students in tackling ambitious power system designs using GaN," said Paul Wiener, GaN Systems' VP of Strategic Marketing. "The ceremony marks a culmination of their hard work throughout the year and the solutions they have created. It highlights the future game-changers that will be solving critical power systems challenges as industries shift towards greener policies." "GaN Systems Cup" CPSS design competition is the highest-level college student competition in China's power electronics field. The design challenge for 2021 was to develop a high efficiency, high power density wide output power supply design using GaN Systems GS-065-011-1-L transistors. Solutions had to meet several rigorous technical requirements. Forty-one teams from 36 universities across the country enrolled in this year's competition.14.12.2021 10:00:00Decnews_2022-01-15_5.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_5.jpghttps://gansystems.com/newsroom/gan-cup-2021-winners/gansystems.com
Chipset Family Integrates 100 V GaN Driver and FETs up to 65 AThe EPC23101 eGaN IC plus EPC2302 eGaN FET offers ...9618Product ReleaseChipset Family Integrates 100 V GaN Driver and FETs up to 65 AThe EPC23101 eGaN IC plus EPC2302 eGaN FET offers an ePower Chipset capable of a maximum withstand voltage of 100 V, delivering up to 65 A load current, while capable of switching speeds greater than 1 MHz. When operated in a 48 V to 12 V buck converter, the EPC23101 + EPC2302 chipset delivers 96% efficiency at 1 MHz switching frequency and 97% efficiency at 500 kHz switching frequency and can deliver 65 A with less than 50 °C temperature rise. The ePower family of products makes it easy for designers to take advantage of the significant performance improvements made possible with GaN technology. Integrated devices are easier to design, easier to layout, easier to assemble, save space on the PCB, and increase efficiency. "Discrete power transistors are entering their final chapter. Integrated GaN-on-Silicon offers higher performance in a smaller footprint with significantly reduced design engineering required," said Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of EPC. "From the serenity or control environment of digital and analog controllers, the ePower Chipset translates the PWM command signals to high voltage and high current waveforms capable of driving real world loads. Designers can use the ePower Chipset to make lighter weight and more precise battery-operated BLDC motor drives for eMotion, robotic arms and drones, higher efficiency 48 V input DC/DC converters for data center, datacom, artificial intelligence, solar MPPT and other industrial and consumer applications."14.12.2021 08:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_12.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_12.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/3019/65-A-ePower-Chipset-from-Efficient-Power-Conversion-EPC-Redefines-Power-Conversion-.aspxepc-co.com
Collaboration to Advance and Simplify the Adoption of Electric VehiclesHitachi America and REE Automotive announced a str...9610Industry NewsCollaboration to Advance and Simplify the Adoption of Electric VehiclesHitachi America and REE Automotive announced a strategic agreement to ease and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) across the entire EV value chain, including enabling EV manufacturing at scale, delivering commercial vehicle charging infrastructure and energy management, and providing comprehensive digital fleet management and operations for full visibility across EV fleets as organizations transition over the next decade. Hitachi and REE will accelerate the development of advanced digital solutions for REE customers by co-creating a highly scalable Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) platform, which will enable next-generation connected commercial EVs. Leveraging Hitachi's Lumada data platform and REE's platform modularity and horizontal business strategy, the companies aim to bring to market a truly modular, smart EV solution to serve all segments, including delivery, logistics, and mobility-as-a-service. "We are excited to partner with REE to help accelerate the transition to EVs globally," said Hicham Abdessamad, Chairman and CEO, Hitachi America. "Hitachi is deeply committed to sustainability, and with our long history of innovation in energy, mobility, manufacturing and digital, together with REE's transformative, innovative approach to EV and autonomous vehicles (AV), we are well positioned to accelerate and ease the transition to zero-emission commercial vehicles at scale, a mission that we both share."14.12.2021 08:00:00Decnews_2022-01-01_3.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_3.jpghttps://www.hitachi.us/press/hitachi-and-ree-automotive-agree-on-collaboration-to-advance-and-simplify-the-adoption-of-sustainable-electric-vehicles-globallyhitachi.us
Monolithic Integration of Schottky Diodes and Depletion-Mode HEMTs with 200 V GaN-ICImec presents the co-integration of high-performan...9619Product ReleaseMonolithic Integration of Schottky Diodes and Depletion-Mode HEMTs with 200 V GaN-ICImec presents the co-integration of high-performance Schottky barrier diodes and depletion-mode HEMTs on a p-GaN HEMT-based 200 V GaN-on-SOI smart power integrated circuits (ICs) platform developed on 200 mm substrates. The addition of these components enables the design of chips with extended functionality and increased performance that takes monolithically-integrated GaN power ICs one step further. The achievement paves the way towards smaller and more efficient DC/DC convertors and Point-of-Load convertors. GaN power electronics are today still dominated by discrete components driven by an external driver IC that generates the switching signals. However, to take full advantage of the fast-switching speed GaN offers, monolithic integration of power devices and driver functions is recommended. Imec has already successfully demonstrated the monolithic co-integration of a half-bridge and drivers together with control and protection circuits that are key to an integrated all-GaN power IC in one chip. One of the main hurdles to boost the full performance of GaN power ICs remains finding a suitable solution for the lack of p-channel devices in GaN with acceptable performance. CMOS technology uses complementary and more symmetrical pairs of p- and n-type field effect transistors (FETs), based on the mobilities of holes and electrons for both types of FETs. However, in GaN, the mobility of holes is about 60 times worse than that of electrons. That means that a p-channel device, where holes are the principal carriers, would be 60 times larger than the n-channel counterpart and highly inefficient. A widespread alternative is replacing the P-MOS by a resistor. Resistor-Transistor Logic (RTL) has been employed for GaN ICs but shows trade-offs between switching time and power consumption.13.12.2021 09:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_13.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_13.jpghttps://www.imec-int.com/en/press/imec-demonstrates-successful-monolithic-integration-schottky-diodes-and-depletion-mode-hemtsimec-int.com
First World-Wide Carbon Neutral Circuit BoardAISLER announced at the World Ethical Electronics ...9613Industry NewsFirst World-Wide Carbon Neutral Circuit BoardAISLER announced at the World Ethical Electronics Forum (WEEF 2021) its plans to ship the first worldwide carbon-neutral circuit board by the end of 2022. That way, AISLER aims to be at forefront of decarbonating the development process of the electronics products of tomorrow. Starting next year, AISLER will use its service to reduce the impact on the environment. "By design, we have a much lower carbon footprint because we only manufacture locally. To make this affordable, we employ automation which allows us to achieve best-in-class production yields and lower costs. This alone however does not save us; everyone in our society needs to identify how we can jointly contribute to a carbon-neutral future," said Felix Plitzko, CEO and Co-Founder of AISLER. AISLER plans to ship its first carbon-neutral circuit boards at the end of 2022 with its Beautiful Boards product. Together with the German Fraunhofer IZM, AISLER will first sum up their carbon footprint, to then identify proper measures to reduce the product footprint down to 0. AISLER serves engineers as a convenient one-stop shop for circuit boards, parts, stencils and assembly to develop the products of tomorrow. "The best way we can contribute is to help our customers with decarbonating their development process. With nearly 50,000 engineers as our customers, this is where we as a company have the best leverage and can contribute the most. The engineer should be in the driver seat of their supply chain and make their environmental contribution as easy as a snap," Plitzko further elaborated. AISLER also plans to go fully carbon-neutral by the end of 2023.12.12.2021 11:00:00Decnews_2022-01-01_6.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_6.jpghttps://aisler.net/blog/aisler-announces-plans-to-ship-the-first-carbon-neutral-pcbs-worldwide-in-2022aisler.net
Honored for Substantial Contributions to Climate Change and Water Security IssuesThe CDP (formerly known as the "Carbon Disclosure ...9614Industry NewsHonored for Substantial Contributions to Climate Change and Water Security IssuesThe CDP (formerly known as the "Carbon Disclosure Project") released its Climate Change 2021 report, in which Delta was listed in the leadership level under "climate change" and "water security" issues among nearly 12,000 companies worldwide. The CDP assessment recognizes that Delta's business strategy is aligned with low carbon goals. Not only does Delta's Board of Directors actively participate in its sustainability strategy, but the management team also leads the ESG Committee in promoting various climate initiatives and implementing them in the core business and daily operations. The team received top ratings for "climate change governance," "business strategy and financial planning," and "emission reduction initiatives." In water security, Delta achieved a five-year water intensity reduction of 30% in 2020 and committed to a further 10% reduction in water intensity by 2025 compared to 2020. Delta has also assessed the water risk of its main plants and supply chains using the international water risk assessment tool and provided improved resources for high-risk areas or deployed production capacity to reduce its impact on water resources. The Company has been awarded the highest honor from CDP with an A-List leadership rating for its contributions to water security issues.10.12.2021 13:00:00Decnews_2022-01-01_8.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_8.jpghttps://www.deltaww.com/en-us/news/35324deltaww.com
Partnership for Compact & Efficient SiC Inverters CISSOID and Silicon Mobility announce the integrat...9589Industry NewsPartnership for Compact & Efficient SiC Inverters CISSOID and Silicon Mobility announce the integration of Silicon Mobility’s OLEA® FPCU controller with CISSOID’s Silicon Carbide (SiC) Intelligent Power Module (IPM) platform. This highly integrated platform will accelerate the development of compact and efficient SiC Inverters for EV motor drives. The partnership will deliver a SiC Inverter modular platform offering highly integrated hardware and optimized software: a power module and its gate driver with protections and fault management, an ultra-fast FPCU controller and its application software optimized for e-motor control. CISSOID’s IPMs integrate a 3-Phase 1200V/340A-550A SiC MOSFET Power Module with a temperature-robust gate driver enabling low switching losses and high power density. Silicon Mobility OLEA® FPCU controller and OLEA® APP INVERTER software enable fast and highly efficient electric motor control. “Silicon Mobility ultra-fast OLEA FPCU is the perfect technology to control our SiC IPM platform in motor drive applications,” says Pierre Delatte, CTO of CISSOID. “The capability of SiC power modules to switch faster and to operate at higher frequencies makes it essential to have access to a controller technology capable of running real-time algorithms faster. OLEA FPCU low power consumption is also a key advantage in building highly compact and efficient traction inverters”. 09.12.2021 13:00:00Decnews_2021-12-15_8.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_8.jpghttps://www.cissoid.com/news/cissoid-silicon-mobility-partner-on-sic-inverters.htmlcissoid.com
Silicon-Carbide Power Devices for E-Mobility and Energy-Efficient IndustrySTMicroelectronics is introducing its third genera...9622Product ReleaseSilicon-Carbide Power Devices for E-Mobility and Energy-Efficient IndustrySTMicroelectronics is introducing its third generation of STPOWER silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, advancing the state-of-the-art in power devices for electric-vehicle (EV) powertrains and other applications where power density, energy efficiency, and reliability are important target criteria. ST has incorporated design know-how to open up even more of SiC's energy-saving potential. The effort continues to drive the transformation of the EV and industrial markets. With the acceleration of the EV market many car makers and automotive suppliers are now embracing 800V drive systems to achieve much faster charging and help reduce EV weight. These systems allow the car makers to produce vehicles with longer driving ranges. ST's SiC devices are specifically optimized for these high-end automotive applications including EV traction inverters, on-board chargers, and DC/DC converters, as well as e-climate compressors. The new generation also suits industrial applications by boosting the efficiency of motor drives, renewable-energy converters and storage systems, as well as telecom and data-center power supplies. ST will offer the third-generation devices in various forms, including bare dice, discrete power packages such as STPAK, H2PAK-7L, HiP247-4L, and HU3PAK and power modules of the ACEPACK family. The packages offer innovative design features such as specially placed cooling tabs that simplify connection to base-plates and heat spreaders in EV applications. The options give designers choices that are optimized for applications such as EV main traction inverters, on-board chargers (OBCs), DC/DC converters, e-climate compressors, and industrial applications such as solar inverters, energy storage systems, motor drives and power supplies.09.12.2021 12:30:00Decnews_2022-01-01_16.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_16.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/p4416.htmlst.com
Silicon Carbide MOSFETs and Digital Gate Drivers for Power Stack Reference DesignMicrochip Technology announced a collaboration wit...9601Product ReleaseSilicon Carbide MOSFETs and Digital Gate Drivers for Power Stack Reference DesignMicrochip Technology announced a collaboration with Mersen on their 150 kilovolt-ampere (kVA) three-phase silicon carbide Power Stack Reference Design. Mersen’s three-phase SiC Power Stack Reference Design provides system designers with a complete, compact, high-power silicon carbide solution without the need for individual device sourcing, testing and qualification. The Power Stack Reference Design includes Microchip’s silicon carbide power modules and digital gate drivers and Mersen’s bus bar, fuses, capacitors and thermal management, optimally designed together in a single high-performance stack reference design. With Microchip’s 1200V MSCSM120AM042CD3AG silicon carbide MOSFET and AgileSwitch® 2ASC-12A1HP digital gate driver, the Power Stack Reference Design enables engineers to rapidly develop high voltage systems using kits predesigned for their applications – reducing time to market by up to six months. The Power Stack Reference Design provides 16 kilowatts per liter (kW/l) of power density and up to 130°C Tj, peak efficiency at 98%, with up to 20 kilohertz (kHz) switching frequency. Utilizing Microchip’s rugged silicon carbide MOSFETs and AgileSwitch family of configurable digital gate drivers, the reference design enables engineers to select from 700V and 1200V options in currents up to 750A. Microchip also provides a choice in module construction including baseplate material, Direct Bonding Copper (DBC) ceramic material and die attach method.08.12.2021 14:30:00Decnews_2021-12-15_20.png\images\news_2021-12-15_20.pnghttps://www.microchip.com/en-us/about/news-releases/products/microchip-to-provide-silicon-carbide-mosfets-and-digital-gate-drmicrochip.com
ASML Lithography Scanners Enhance Productivity and Line YieldInnoscience Technology (Zhuhai) recently held a ce...9590Industry NewsASML Lithography Scanners Enhance Productivity and Line YieldInnoscience Technology (Zhuhai) recently held a ceremony to celebrate the introduction of the lithography scanner for manufacturing Innoscience’s 8-inch Gallium Nitride on Silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers for power switching applications. In 2021, Innoscience introduced the lithography scanner from ASML. Thanks to the imaging performance and dual-stage TWINSCAN architecture of ASML’s lithography scanner, the productivity and line yield of Innoscience GaN-on-Si power devices are improved. The “third-generation semiconductors”, such as Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC), have been in the spotlight of the global semiconductor industry in recent years, characterized by their smaller size, higher switching frequencies capabilities, higher efficient energy management with higher power densities than what is possible with traditional Silicon material. Such new materials can fulfill the global strategic needs such as energy-saving, emission reduction, smart manufacturing, etc. GaN is one of the key "third-generation semiconductor" materials, which has broad market prospects and can penetrate a wide range of applications covering consumers, industrials and automotive. As the world's leading 8-inch GaN-on-Si Integrated Device Manufacturer (IDM), Innoscience is committed to promoting innovation and revolution of the third-generation semiconductor manufacturing technology.08.12.2021 14:00:00Decnews_2021-12-15_9.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_9.jpghttps://www.innoscience.com/site/details/352?el=mdnavinnoscience.com
Umesh Mishra Awarded IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa MedalTransphorm announced that its co-founder and CTO U...9615PeopleUmesh Mishra Awarded IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa MedalTransphorm announced that its co-founder and CTO Umesh Mishra, Ph.D. was awarded the IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal. The honor is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application. Umesh was recognized for his contributions to the development of GaN-based electronics. This is the second IEEE award received by him, the first being the IEEE David Sarnoff Award for the development of GaN electronics. Umesh has a strong legacy in the field of GaN technology. In 1996, he co-founded Nitres Inc., the first start-up company to develop GaN LEDs and RF transistors. Nitres was acquired by Cree (now Wolfspeed) in 2000. He continued researching and developing GaN-based solutions, expanding focus to high voltage power conversion applications and, in 2007, co-founded Transphorm. Throughout his business career, Umesh has also served in the academic field as a Distinguished Professor in the ECE Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) where he has been a director of several GaN research centers.08.12.2021 14:00:00Decnews_2022-01-01_9.jpg\images\news_2022-01-01_9.jpghttps://www.transphormusa.com/en/news/transphorm-co-founder-and-cto-umesh-mishra-awarded-ieee-jun-ichi-nishizawa-medal/transphormusa.com
Design Center Focused on Enabling GaN-Based Data-CentersNavitas Semiconductor announced its expansion into...9585Industry NewsDesign Center Focused on Enabling GaN-Based Data-CentersNavitas Semiconductor announced its expansion into higher-power markets with the opening of a Design Center dedicated to bringing GaN power ICs and associated high-efficiency, high-power-density systems to enable data centers around the world to upgrade from silicon to GaN, thereby significantly improving energy savings, reducing electricity costs and cutting CO2 emissions. Gallium nitride (GaN) devices are the leading-edge of power semiconductor technology, operating 20x faster than traditional silicon chips. Navitas’ GaNFast™ power ICs integrates GaN power, GaN drive, protection and control. High speed and high efficiency translate into new industry benchmarks in energy savings, high power density, lower cost, and higher reliability. The Design Center, based in Hangzhou, China, hosts a team of power system designers with comprehensive capabilities across electrical, thermal and mechanical design, software development, and complete simulation and prototyping capabilities. Data center power customers will be supported worldwide by the new team, from concept to prototype, through to full qualification and mass production. The Design Center will develop schematics, layouts, and firmware for full-function, productizable data center power supplies. Innovative solutions for the highest power density and highest efficiency will bring the value of GaN into mainstream data centers. Additionally, there will be multiple partnerships created for magnetics, thermal substrates, and other materials to assist customers to optimize their power supply designs.08.12.2021 09:00:00Decnews_2021-12-15_4.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_4.jpghttps://navitassemi.com/navitas-opens-new-design-center-focused-on-enabling-gan-based-data-centers/navitassemi.com
Power Supply with Advanced Pulsing Offers Customizable Plasma ControlAdvanced Energy has expanded its family of plasma ...9605Product ReleasePower Supply with Advanced Pulsing Offers Customizable Plasma ControlAdvanced Energy has expanded its family of plasma power generators with a 10 kW pulsed DC power supply that combines power and control capabilities with PowerInsight by Advanced Energy™ embedded process optimization software. With patented pulsing technology, the Ascent® SMS AP (Advanced Pulsing) power supply brings optimal arc management and precise plasma control to the most challenging thin film deposition applications ranging from semiconductor to solar PV manufacturing. The compact 10 kW Ascent SMS AP has the widest safe operating area (SOA) with peak voltages up to 1200 V and frequencies from 0.5 to 150 kHz. Its four-block progressive arc management system with a full voltage reversal is the industry’s most advanced solution, providing the lowest arc energy with available self-adjusting arc parameters that will dynamically move with the process. The AP waveform delivers boost voltage, reverse voltage control and advanced pulse shaping that enables fine-tuning to tailor film morphology and desired film properties. “Advanced Energy continues to push the performance of pulsed DC power supplies with unprecedented adaptability in single-magnetron sputtering applications,” said Dhaval Dhayatkar, senior director of marketing, plasma power products at Advanced Energy. “Packed with our most advanced technologies including a highly configurable waveform, progressive arc management, best-in-class SOA, wide frequency range and our PowerInsight process optimization software, the new 10 kW Ascent SMS AP power supply enables our customers to achieve the highest possible levels of precision, repeatability and yield in advanced semiconductor processes.”07.12.2021 18:30:00Decnews_2021-12-15_24.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_24.jpghttps://ir.advancedenergy.com/news/advanced-energy-s-10-kw-power-supply-with-advanced-pulsing-offers-industry-s-most-precise-customizable-plasma/a58167ef-96ab-41b4-ae1a-54dc8643e840/advancedenergy.com
Update on Solution Simulator: Thermal Analysis FunctionROHM has recently added a thermal analysis functio...9599Product ReleaseUpdate on Solution Simulator: Thermal Analysis FunctionROHM has recently added a thermal analysis function to ROHM Solution Simulator that allows designers of electronic circuits and systems in the automotive and industrial markets to collectively verify power devices and driver ICs thermal issues on different solution circuits. ROHM Solution Simulator, which runs on ROHM’s website, makes it possible to carry out a variety of simulations for free – from component selection to individual device and even system-level verification. This enables easy and accurate verification of ROHM products such as SiC devices in power semiconductors, driver/power supply ICs, and passive components (i.e. shunt resistors) in solution circuits under close to actual application conditions. The newly added thermal analysis function can be implemented in solution circuits for devices and applications where heat is likely to become an issue in electronic circuit design. Examples are PTC heaters (heaters specifically designed for electric vehicles without internal combustion engines) equipped with IGBTs and shunt resistors as well as DC/DC converter ICs and LED drivers in order to meet the increasing demand to simulate temperature during circuit operation. This is the only simulator in the industry that enables web-based electrically and thermally coupled analysis of not only of the semiconductor chip (junction) temperature during operation, but also pin temperatures as well as thermal interference of board components on solutions circuits that include both power semiconductors and ICs along with passive components. 07.12.2021 12:30:00Decnews_2021-12-15_18.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_18.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=rohm-solution-simulator-new-thermal-analysis-function&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
Water-Soluble Flux-Cored WireIndium Corporation announces that it is now offeri...9598Product ReleaseWater-Soluble Flux-Cored WireIndium Corporation announces that it is now offering CW-305, a flux-cored wire that offers ease of cleaning in which the post-soldering residue can be removed by using only a warm water-wash. Indium Corporation’s halogen-free CW-305 cleans so well that residue removal can be delayed for up to 48 hours without affecting ionic cleanliness or visual circuit board appearance. CW-305 is beneficial for electrical hand soldering applications where high flux strength and the ability to clean with water are required, such as touch-up and rework applications for medical, aerospace, and automotive industries. CW-305 is also capable of soldering to heavily tarnished surfaces. CW-305 is compatible with Indium Corporation’s suite of proven halogen-free, water-wash solder paste and wave fluxes as well as its halogen-containing water-wash fluxes. It is designed for both manual and automated touch-up and component addition.07.12.2021 11:30:00Decnews_2021-12-15_17.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_17.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/media-center/news/indium-corporation-introduces-new-water-soluble-flux-cored-wire/indium.com
ICs Slash Energy Waste in Appliance Power Supplies by 75%Power Integrations introduced the highly integrate...9595Product ReleaseICs Slash Energy Waste in Appliance Power Supplies by 75%Power Integrations introduced the highly integrated InnoSwitch™3-TN off-line, CV/CC flyback switcher IC. Offered in a safety-qualified, compact MinSOP™-16A package and incorporating a 725 V primary MOSFET, isolated feedback, synchronous rectification and secondary-side control, InnoSwitch3-TN ICs enable power supplies that are simple to design and ideal for appliance and industrial auxiliary applications up to 21 W. Silvestro Fimiani, senior product marketing manager at Power Integrations, said: "Our new InnoSwitch3-TN devices support the high output current needed in smart-connected appliances at efficiencies of up to 90%, compared to traditional approaches such as buck regulators that are often less than 60% efficient. InnoSwitch3-TN ICs incorporate all feedback components while supporting isolated, non-isolated, single and multi-output designs for the most compact, flexible auxiliary power supply solution.” The advanced InnoSwitch3-TN flyback controller delivers constant efficiency across the load range and less than 5 mW no-load consumption. The flexibility afforded by FluxLink™ communication technology means that positive and negative outputs are easily achieved. InnoSwitch3-TN ICs can be used in a 5 V single-output power supply, with two positive output rails, or with both positive and negative rails, without any external feedback components. Safety-rated FluxLink technology also ensures reliable synchronous rectification and accurate constant voltage and constant current on the output. The low forward drop of the SR MOSFET also ensures excellent cross-regulation performance. Comprehensive safety features include output over-current and over-temperature protection. The small MinSOP package and low number of external components required for a full PSU design make the InnoSwitch3-TN ideal for compact implementations.07.12.2021 09:30:00Decnews_2021-12-15_14.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_14.jpghttps://investors.power.com/news/news-details/2021/Power-Integrations-New-InnoSwitch3-TN-ICs-Slash-Energy-Waste-in-Appliance-Power-Supplies-by-75/default.aspxpower.com
Proprietary Power Architecture for AC/DC Converters Eggtronic has announced QuarEgg+™, an innovative, ...9593Product ReleaseProprietary Power Architecture for AC/DC Converters Eggtronic has announced QuarEgg+™, an innovative, proprietary power architecture that improves the efficiency and reduces the size of AC/DC converters that would traditionally have used active clamp flyback (ACF) and quasi-resonant (QR) topologies. The architecture will maximize the performance, minimize the form factor and improve the reliability of AC/DC power schemes in applications ranging from fast chargers and adapters for mobile devices and laptops to power supplies for loudspeakers and smart home assistants. QuarEgg+ is the first in a series of power conversion architectures that make up the Eggtronic EcoVoltas® family. Specifically developed to deliver smaller, higher efficiency power conversion, this family of proprietary, patented technologies will help engineers to meet performance, cost, size, weight and sustainability goals. EcoVoltas solutions boost the performance of FET switching devices, whether they are based on legacy silicon or wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC). They also drive down no-load ‘vampire’ power and reduce the overall Bill of Materials (BoM). Because QuarEgg+ offers superior performance to conventional ACF and QR conversion topologies, it enables power converters that are up to seven times more efficient and three times smaller than traditional silicon converters and up to three times more efficient and twice as small as previous GaN converters. 06.12.2021 07:30:00Decnews_2021-12-15_12.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_12.jpghttps://www.eggtronic.com/eggtronic.com
1200V, 100A Power ModulesSolitron Devices is pleased to announce the introd...9636Product Release1200V, 100A Power ModulesSolitron Devices is pleased to announce the introduction of the SD11906, SD11907, SD11956 and SD11957 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) Half Bridge Power Modules. Solitron has developed this power module series to maximize the benefits of SiC, with a unique robust, simple, and cost-effective module format. The 37mm x 25mm x 9mm outline is a fraction of the size and weight of competitive modules. The integrated format maximizes power density while minimizing loop inductance with a pin configuration to allow simple power bussing. The SD11906/07/56/57 are half bridge configurations with two 1200V, Low RDS(on) 13mO SiC MOSFETs. The SD11906 and SD11956 feature freewheeling 1200V SiC Schottky diodes in parallel with the MOSFETs inside the module. The pinout configuration separates the power bus from the gate and source controls to ease and simplify board layout. All four devices feature continuous drain current of 105A. This series is designed for demanding applications such as avionics based electromechanical actuators and power converters. With operating temperatures of -55°C to 175°C, construction includes copper baseplates and Alumina Nitride insulators ensuring TCE matching and high thermal transfer. Isolated, integrated temperature sensing enables high level temperature protection on the SD11906 and SD11907.06.12.2021 07:30:00Decnews_2022-01-15_10.jpg\images\news_2022-01-15_10.jpghttps://solitrondevices.com/2021/12/solitrondevices.com
SiC Semiconductor Technology in TramSiemens Mobility and Stadtwerke München (SWM) succ...9586Industry NewsSiC Semiconductor Technology in TramSiemens Mobility and Stadtwerke München (SWM) successfully completed a one-year test of semiconductor technology based on silicon carbide (SiC) in an Avenio streetcar in Munich in August. They have now presented the results of their research. The study found that the motor noise produced by the vehicle fell sharply and that energy use declined as well during the trips that the tram made on Munich’s public-transportation rail network. The semiconductor technology was produced by Infineon Technologies. The tests were conducted as part of the European research and development project PINTA. By taking part in the trial, Siemens Mobility significantly contributed to efforts to integrate SiC power semiconductors into rail vehicles. The test phase included all development tests necessary to gain authorization for technology’s use in passenger service that were conducted in the company’s system test center and in the vehicle. The continuous monitoring of energy levels showed an approximate 10 percent reduction in energy consumption. The measurements also found lower noise levels during operations and an overall reduction in motor noise. The Avenio München equipped with a SiC core spent one year transporting passengers and covered 65,000 kilometers in the process. The PINTA project is part of a far-reaching European research and innovation initiative called Shift2Rail. 03.12.2021 10:00:00Decnews_2021-12-15_5.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_5.jpghttps://press.siemens.com/global/en/pressrelease/sic-semiconductor-technology-tram-siemens-mobility-and-stadtwerke-munchen-successfully?linkId=300000001780245siemens.com
DC/DC Converter Features 2W Output at High Temperature RECOM has added to its DC/DC converter range the R...9602Product ReleaseDC/DC Converter Features 2W Output at High Temperature RECOM has added to its DC/DC converter range the RSH2 series - a fully regulated, low noise, isolated 2W DC/DC converter in a surface mount package. The series features nominal inputs of 3.3V (2.8-5.5V), 5V/9V (4.5-13.2V), 12V (9-18V), and 24V (18-36V), useful for battery or bus-powered systems. The outputs available are 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V, and 24V. The parts have short-circuit and overcurrent protection, and they meet EN 55032 class A or B limits for input noise with a simple external filter. No minimum load is required, and on/off control is standard. The RSH2 series operates from -40°C to 85°C without derating, making the product suitable for demanding industrial, test and measurement, and transport applications. The isolation rating is 2kVDC/60s (optionally 3kVDC/60s) with UL/IEC/EN 62368-1 certification. The parts are RoHS-2 compliant. The RSH2 series comes in a compact, lightweight DIP14 SMD case, available in tube or tape-and-reel packaging. The parts may be IR-oven or vapor-phase reflow soldered using industry-standard JEDEC profiles. Matthew Dauterive, DC/DC Product Manager of RECOM comments ‘The surface mount RSH2 series is a perfect way to generate isolated on-board power rails in mains and battery powered equipment. The RSH2 will also find use in ground-loop isolation for industrial sensors and bus communication networks’.02.12.2021 15:30:00Decnews_2021-12-15_21.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_21.jpghttps://recom-power.com/en/rec-n-dc!sdc-converter-features-2w-output-at-high-temperature-in-a-surface-mount-format-188.html?0recom-power.com
700W Power Supply Optimized for Conduction Cooling ApplicationsPowerbox has announced the release of a 700W power...9603Product Release700W Power Supply Optimized for Conduction Cooling ApplicationsPowerbox has announced the release of a 700W power supply for industrial applications, the OFI700A. Optimized for conduction cooling, the OFI700A delivers high performance levels across a baseplate temperature range of -40 to +95 degrees C, without the use of a fan. The power supply operates with a wide universal input range from 85 to 264VAC with power factor correction (PFC) and is available with DC outputs of 12V, 28V (adjustable to 24V) or 48VDC. A 12V auxiliary is also provided. The OFI700A is available in three versions of single output DC voltage, 12V/58.4A ; 28V/25A and 48V/14.6A. The output voltage can be adjusted using the provided onboard potentiometer. For example, the 28V output can be adjusted from 22.4V to 33.6V, covering the 24V applications. An additional voltage of 12V/0.1A is provided for auxiliary functions. For applications requiring 1+1 redundancy it is possible to connect two units in parallel, adding an external diode to protect the unit. Using a diode for this purpose is a simple solution but it increases power losses which depending on the output current could be as high as 30W. So, to maintain the highest level of efficiency when operated in redundancy-mode, an ‘option O’ OFI700A version is available with active ORing circuitry deploying high performance FET technology. In this version the power losses are minimized to an excellent less than 1.5W.01.12.2021 16:30:00Decnews_2021-12-15_22.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_22.jpghttps://www.prbx.com/2021/12/powerbox-announces-700w-power-supply-optimized-for-conduction-cooling-applications/prbx.com
65 Amp, AMR Based, Fully Isolated Current Sensor ACEINNA announced the high current ±65 Amp MCx1101...9597Product Release65 Amp, AMR Based, Fully Isolated Current Sensor ACEINNA announced the high current ±65 Amp MCx1101 Current Sensor. Designed for WBG (wideband gap) applications, and available in 3.3- and 5-Volt versions, this wide bandwidth AMR-based (Anisotropic Magnetoresistive) current sensor is ideal for a wide range of next generation power systems and applications. Units are now available for sampling and volume shipments. The MCx11-1’s fast response and high bandwidth is ideal for fast switching SiC and GaN based power stages and enables power system designers to make use of the higher speeds and smaller components enabled by wide band-gap switches. Output step response time is just 0.3us. The MCx1101 also provides an integrated over current detection flag to help implement the OCD (Over Current Detection) required in modern power systems. Over current detection response time is a fast 0.2us. “ACEINNA’s MCx1101 current sensors are fully integrated, bi-directional and provide much higher DC and AC accuracy and dynamic range compared with alternative solutions,” says Teoman Ustun, VP of Marketing, ACEINNA. “For example, the ±65 Amp versions have a typical accuracy of ±3%. This current sensor utilizes an industry standard SOIC-16 package with a low impedance (0.9 milli-ohm) current path and are UL/IEC/EN60950-1 certified for isolated applications.”01.12.2021 10:30:00Decnews_2021-12-15_16.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_16.jpghttps://www.aceinna.com/newsDetail?id=61a7a3fbc1980312377ba774aceinna.com
Latex Binders for Coating and Adhesion of Electrodes VOLTABOND™ Binders utilize a safe, non-toxic, aque...9594Product ReleaseLatex Binders for Coating and Adhesion of Electrodes VOLTABOND™ Binders utilize a safe, non-toxic, aqueous-based process that is considered sustainably advantaged compared to more common alternatives. Trinseo’s portfolio of high-performance latex binders plays a vital role in battery functionality, improving battery efficiency by controlling adhesion, ionic conductivity, water absorption, chemical resistance, and recharging characteristics. These binders improve battery kinetics by binding the graphite and conductivity agent powder together and onto the current collector in a Li-ion battery, enabling high-performance battery storage. “At Trinseo, we are committed to delivering solutions that go beyond simply delivering material,” said Christian Page, Director of Research and Development for Batteries, Trinseo. “VOLTABOND is the result of more than 70 years of experience in the Latex Binders business that showcases our dedication to developing tailored, innovative solutions that address the individual needs of our customers—including performance, sustainability, regulatory, and economic issues—to drive their success. The lithium-ion battery industry is a growing market, and we will continue to invest in our capabilities worldwide to service our customers and address industry objectives, including minimizing impurities, reducing capacity loss, improving energy consumption, and enabling recyclability.”30.11.2021 08:30:00Novnews_2021-12-15_13.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_13.jpghttps://www.trinseo.com/News-And-Events/Trinseo-News/2021/November/Trinseo-to-Showcase-High-Performance-Latex-Binders-for-Coating-and-Adhesion-of-Electrodestrinseo.com
Webinar: The Smart Grid as Digital Superhero leading the Energy TransitionREGISTER NOW! Online Webinar: The Smart Grid as Di...9582Event NewsWebinar: The Smart Grid as Digital Superhero leading the Energy TransitionREGISTER NOW! Online Webinar: The Smart Grid as Digital Superhero leading the Energy Transition | 13 December 2021, 14pm<br><br>The current electricity grid has evolved over 100 years. It has served the economy and society brilliantly but is not sustainable for modern times due to its one-way architecture from the power plant to the consumer. Smart Grids offer a bi-directional way of exchange of electricity and information between sources and consumers, and the devices they power, adding flexibility as a result. They are digital, foster renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and electrification of end-users. Moreover, they enable the decentralized operation of energy systems that is crucial to efficiently manage renewable energy sources.<br>To unleash all the benefits smart grids can offer, well-skilled experts must be trained. The MOST project lies in the center of energy transition – the highly innovative master course is designed to equip tomorrow's experts with competencies crucial for the next step towards clean energy. <br>The MOST Consortium invites you to save the date – book your calendars now to join our Closing Event on 13 December 2021, from 14:00 to 16.00 (CET). The conference will mark the end of the MOST project and look back on its results.30.11.2021 06:00:00Novnews_2021-12-15_1.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_1.jpghttps://smartgridsmaster.eu/smartgridsmaster.eu
Battery Charger Family Complies with Medical Safety & EMC RequirementsNorwegian power design expert Mascot has expanded ...9600Product ReleaseBattery Charger Family Complies with Medical Safety & EMC RequirementsNorwegian power design expert Mascot has expanded its 3743 and 3546 range of versatile high-performance Blueline charger models to include NiMH versions. The two models are configurable and use smart logic to optimise battery performance including robust -dV sensitivity detection; low cell temperature at the end of fast charge; and a top-off charge making sure all cells are fully charged and balanced. The safety protection features include error indication for reverse polarity, short circuit, charging battery packs with the wrong number of cells and safety timer run-out. By means of a Configurable Battery Charger (CBC) toolkit with a PC interface, it is possible to configure the chargers through their output cable with a range of custom charge parameter settings, including dV, dT/dt, 0 dV, timer, safety timer, dV threshold and temperature gradient adjustment. The CBC is also configurable in field. Other custom specifications are available on request, including special connectors, cords, logo print, housing / open frame / IP rating and certificates. The NiMH chargers are well suited for a wide variety of applications from medical to industrial to consumer; users will enjoy optimised uptime and turnaround for battery-powered equipment. Both models are medically certified according to EN 60601-1 edition 3.1 and for home healthcare use according to EN 60601-1-11. They are also UL-approved according to the US medical standard and meet the latest US DoE and CEC efficiency requirements.29.11.2021 13:30:00Novnews_2021-12-15_19.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_19.jpghttps://www.mascot.no/news/2-new-nimh-chargers/mascot.no
More Power Electronics for a Greener World “The power electronics market will reach an impres...9587Industry NewsMore Power Electronics for a Greener World “The power electronics market will reach an impressive US$26 billion by 2026”, announces Ana Villamor, Ph.D., Team Lead Analyst for power electronics activities at Yole Développement (Yole). “The increase will be pushed across various axes, such as power electronics systems, new applications, and the use of discretes versus modules in power systems.” Yole and System Plus Consulting have been following the power electronics industry for some time. Step by step, they have developed dedicated expertise in this domain, identifying the latest innovations and analyzing the market trends and companies’ strategies. Today, the two companies are releasing two key analyses to highlight the status of the power electronics industry, especially following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: Status of the Power Electronics Industry and Discrete Power Device Packaging Comparison. Status of the Power Electronics Industry is one of the power electronic best-sellers offered by the market research & strategy consulting company, Yole. This year, the company provides a comprehensive description of the market with a particular focus on the impact of COVID-19, the supply chain reorganization, and the chip shortage. This report also delivers a special report on the current increases in manufacturing capacity - including 200 and 300mm wafer - and analyses the evolution of the business models: IDM versus Foundry. Furthermore, the global supply chains and a feature on regional issues - China, the US, Japan, Europe, and Korea are well detailed in this 2021 edition - driven by moves to in-house manufacturing to ensure a robust supply chain. Indeed, Yole’s analysts identified the growing competence in power electronic device manufacturing and China’s efforts toward Made-in-China power electronics.29.11.2021 11:00:00Novnews_2021-12-15_6.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_6.jpghttp://www.yole.fr/Status_Of_The_Power_Electronics_Industry_2021.aspxyole.fr
Collaboration to Help Develop SiC Ecosystem in SingaporeThe Institute of Microelectronics (IME) at the Age...9591Industry NewsCollaboration to Help Develop SiC Ecosystem in SingaporeThe Institute of Microelectronics (IME) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and STMicroelectronics announced the start of a Research & Development (R&D) collaboration in the field of silicon carbide (SiC) for power-electronics applications in the automotive and industrial markets. The collaboration sets a foundation for a comprehensive SiC ecosystem in Singapore and creates opportunities for other companies to engage with IME and ST in SiC research. SiC solutions can outperform conventional silicon (Si) devices in power electronics for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and industrial applications to meet the need for power modules with smaller form factors or higher power outputs, as well as higher temperature operation. Under this research collaboration, A*STAR’s IME and STMicroelectronics aim to develop and optimise SiC integrated devices and package modules to offer significantly better performance in next-generation power electronics. “This collaboration with IME encourages the growth of a silicon carbide ecosystem in Singapore, as we ramp up our manufacturing activities there in addition to Catania (Italy). The multi-year collaborative effort helps us scale up our global R&D effort across our existing programs managed out of Catania and Norrköping (Sweden), covering the entire SiC value chain,” said Edoardo Merli, Power Transistor Macro-Division General Manager and Group Vice President of STMicroelectronics Automotive and Discrete Group. “IME’s strong knowledge and expertise in wide bandgap materials, and notably SiC, supports us in accelerating the development of new technologies and products addressing the challenges of sustainable mobility and better energy efficiency in a wide spectrum of applications.”25.11.2021 15:00:00Novnews_2021-12-15_10.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_10.jpghttps://www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/a-stars-ime-stmicroelectronics-team-up-on-silicon-carbidea-star.edu.sg
Sensor Meets Safety Class ASIL C for Current Measuring With their IVT 3.0 system Isabellenhütte Heusler i...9596Product ReleaseSensor Meets Safety Class ASIL C for Current Measuring With their IVT 3.0 system Isabellenhütte Heusler is presenting a complete and recently developed current measuring system. The device is an intelligent and easy-to-integrate solution for measuring and monitoring electrical values in battery-powered electric and fuel-cell powertrains. Compared to our previous IVT model, IVT 3.0 has been developed in accordance with the ISO 26262 Road vehicles - functional safety standard. Under this standard the measuring system meets safety level ASIL C in the current measuring area. This means that it provides the safety required by the automotive industry for an absolute system-relevant component. ASIL safety ratings are required by more and more car manufacturers, especially with regard to autonomous driving developments. The shunt-based technology makes our IVT 3.0 especially robust at the same time. A current of up to 12,000 amps can briefly occur on the bus-bar without damaging the sensor. The current measuring range covers up to 4,000 amps. In ambient temperatures ranging from -40° to +105°C, the system will operate with constant precision with a maximum deviation of only ±0.4 per cent - and this is throughout its entire lifetime. Temperature measuring is also integrated in our IVT 3.0. An analog channel is optionally available for our IVT 3.0 in addition to its high-precision current measuring channel. It will continue measuring if the 12V power supply for the vehicle's electrical system fails or is disrupted. This further increases the system’s robustness. 25.11.2021 09:30:00Novnews_2021-12-15_15.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_15.jpghttps://www.isabellenhuette.de/en/precision-measurementisabellenhuette.de
Supervisory Board Appoints Jochen Hanebeck as Successor to Dr. Reinhard Ploss Jochen Hanebeck will take over as the new Chief Ex...9583PeopleSupervisory Board Appoints Jochen Hanebeck as Successor to Dr. Reinhard Ploss Jochen Hanebeck will take over as the new Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies AG on 1 April 2022. This was decided by the Supervisory Board. Hanebeck was reappointed for five years, his contract runs until 31 March 2027. He has been a member of the Management Board and Chief Operations Officer since 2016. He succeeds Dr. Reinhard Ploss, who has led the company as CEO since 2012. “We are delighted to present Jochen Hanebeck, an outstanding expert of both the semiconductor industry and, of course, Infineon, for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The Supervisory Board, Dr. Ploss and Mr. Hanebeck will define the details of this change in the leadership of Infineon in the coming months,” says Dr. Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Infineon. “Jochen Hanebeck has already contributed significantly to Infineon’s profitable growth trajectory over many years in various leadership positions. With him as CEO, the company will continue its success in the undoubtedly demanding times ahead. We thank Dr. Ploss most cordially for his extraordinarily successful work at the helm of Infineon. He has led Infineon into the global top ten. Thanks to his visionary power, and equally his personal thoughtfulness, Infineon today is excellently positioned as a technology leader in global high-growth markets.”25.11.2021 07:00:00Novnews_2021-12-15_2.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_2.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2021/INFXX202111-022.htmlinfineon.com
High Power Density Convection Rated AC-DC PowerSL Power Electronics (SLPE) announces the launch ...9580Product ReleaseHigh Power Density Convection Rated AC-DC PowerSL Power Electronics (SLPE) announces the launch of the NGB SERIES of high power density convection rated AC-DC power supplies. Intended for applications including medical, industrial, audio broadcast and LED lighting the NGB series offers a wealth of application relevant features and is available in multiple formats and power levels including 250W, 425W, 660W and 1200W (with 150W & 800W being released soon), all with a single output from 12 – 56 Vdc. Departing from the commonly used industry approach of optimising a design to require forced air cooling with fans, the SLPE NGB series offers customers increased reliability and eliminates acoustic noise. SL Power's design focuses on optimising the convection rating performance and employs a scalable design strategy with highly customisable options including: enhanced digital monitoring and control, multi-output, cardiac float (cf), covers and fan covers. Whether operating in a medical or industrial environment, the NGB series offers Class I and II inputs with the following attributes: high output stability across wide temperature range up to 50°C without derating, wide universal input voltage range from 80-264 Vac, high convection power rating (derated only at 90 Vac input voltages), lifetime extended by the use of >7year electrolytic capacitor life, Medical 4th Ed. and heavy industrial levels of EMC compliance meeting Class B emission levels with margins, approved to CSA/EN/IEC UL62368, IEC61326-1/UL60601-1, 3rd Edition and 3 Year Warranty.24.11.2021 18:30:00Novnews_2021-12-01_24.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_24.jpghttps://slpower.com/ngb-series-sampleslpower.com
Norwegian Battery Factory Goes GreenNorwegian battery manufacturer Beyonder has succes...9588Industry NewsNorwegian Battery Factory Goes GreenNorwegian battery manufacturer Beyonder has successfully implemented a Cotes Ultradry Dehumidifier that can reduce the total required energy for battery production by up to 40% without compromising safety or quality. "At Cotes, we saw the opportunity to improve energy efficiency and optimal running conditions of battery dry room solutions," explains Jesper Lund Jørgensen, who is the Dehumidification Specialist on Cotes Exergic Technology. "What we have done with Cotes Exergic Technology is to go back to the basic principles of drying. Using some clever engineering and design, combined with a mission to reduce energy and utilise as many alternative sustainable energy sources as possible — resulting in what is undeniably the most sustainable solution on the market." "The possibility of using a combination of sustainable energy sources is very exciting. With Beyonder, we are looking at utilising both the hot and cold side of a CO2 heat pump which increases energy savings even more," says project manager Odd Olav Fosso from F-Tech, a trusted Cotes Partner in Norway for over 20 years. Beyonder's factory in Forus, just outside Stavanger, produces a carbon cathode that enables the Li-ion Capacitor (LiC) to operate at higher specific power, with greater durability than conventional Li-ion batteries. However, working with Li-ion still requires a dry room with extremely low dew points and extremely low relative humidity levels. Maintaining these ultradry conditions requires a lot of energy, so there are huge energy savings and CO2 reduction benefits when using the Cotes Ultradry Dehumidifier. 23.11.2021 12:00:00Novnews_2021-12-15_7.jpg\images\news_2021-12-15_7.jpghttps://www.cotes.com/lithium-ion-battery-manufacturingcotes.com
PLECS Conference 2022The first PLECS Conference in Zurich, Switzerland ...9557Industry NewsPLECS Conference 2022The first PLECS Conference in Zurich, Switzerland is entitled "Real-Time Simulation of Power Electronics". The event is scheduled March 8th & 9th, 2022 and will bring together engineers from industry and academia, who are eager to learn about current applications in this field. In addition to the technical aspects, the conference offers a good opportunity to connect with other engineers. Speakers from ABB, Bosch, Daimler, Huawei, Schindler, EPFL, ETH, Hochschule Darmstadt, Hochschule München and more will contribute.23.11.2021 06:00:00Novnews_2021-12-01_1.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_1.jpghttps://plexim.com/events/exhibitions/2037plexim.com
CES 2022 Innovation AwardsNavitas Semiconductor has announced that it has be...9562Industry NewsCES 2022 Innovation AwardsNavitas Semiconductor has announced that it has been named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for its next-generation GaNFast ICs featuring GaNSense technology. This year's CES Innovation Awards program received a record high number of over 1,800 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of CES 2022, the world's most influential technology event, happening Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV. The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 27 consumer technology product categories. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic and design. "It is a great honor to be named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree," said Stephen Oliver, Navitas' vice president of corporate marketing and investor relations. "It's serendipitous that the high-speed, autonomous features of GaNSense technology are recognized at the same time that CES has announced a high-speed, autonomous racecar challenge at the 2022 show!"19.11.2021 11:00:00Novnews_2021-12-01_6.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_6.jpghttps://navitassemi.com/navitas-semiconductor-honored-at-ces-2022-innovation-awards/navitassemi.com
Registration Open for APEC 2022Registration for the 37th Annual Applied Power Ele...9567Event NewsRegistration Open for APEC 2022Registration for the 37th Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference – APEC 2022 – is now open. The conference and exhibition, running March 20-24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. Outstanding technical content, including Technical Program Papers, Industry Sessions and Professional Education Seminars, will be offered at one of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference. APEC 2022 promises to provide attendees with a truly significant professional experience. Complete details for registering and hotel booking can be found at APEC Registration. APEC offers discounted rates at two hotels near the Houston Convention Center. Attendees are encouraged to secure their reservations early, as these hotels are expected to book up well in advance of the conference. Hotel reservations can only be made following conference registration. Links to APEC's contracted hotels will be sent via an automatic registration confirmation email. A special highlight of APEC 2022 will be the Wednesday evening Social Event at the NASA Space Center. The entire facility, including the Johnson Space Center Park, will be open exclusively to APEC attendees. The event will be catered by Wolfgang Puck – and it might even include surprise appearances by former astronauts.18.11.2021 16:00:00Novnews_apec-2022.jpg\images\news_apec-2022.jpghttp://apec-conf.org/conference/registration/apec-conf.org
Changes in the Executive CommitteeUpon the proposal of ST's President & CEO Jean-Mar...9565PeopleChanges in the Executive CommitteeUpon the proposal of ST's President & CEO Jean-Marc Chery, the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics has approved the following changes to the Executive Committee, entrusted with the management of the Company and led by Mr. Chery as its Chairman. These changes will be effective January 1st, 2022. Marco Cassis will be appointed President, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group. In addition to his Product Group role, Cassis will retain a number of corporate responsibilities, namely Strategy Development, System Research and Applications and the Innovation Office. Remi El-Ouazzane will be appointed President of the Microcontroller and Digital ICs Group, following Claude Dardanne's decision to retire at the end of the year from this position. El-Ouazzane is joining ST from Intel, where he has been Chief Operating Officer of Intel's Artificial Intelligence Products Group and, more recently, Chief Strategy Officer of the Datacenter Platform Group. Lorenzo Grandi is confirmed in his Chief Financial Officer role and will be appointed President of Finance, Purchasing, ERM and Resilience. Jerome Roux, currently Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific Region, will be appointed President, Sales & Marketing. His responsibilities will include ST Regions (EMEA, Americas, Asia Pacific and China), on top of the Global Key Account and Demand Planning organizations.18.11.2021 14:00:00Novnews_2021-12-01_9.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_9.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/c3052.htmlst.com
Preferred Supplier of SiC Power SolutionsROHM has recently been certified as a preferred su...9564Industry NewsPreferred Supplier of SiC Power SolutionsROHM has recently been certified as a preferred supplier of SiC power solutions by United Automotive Electronic Systems (UAES), a Chinese Tier 1 comprehensive automotive manufacturer. ROHM and UAES have been collaborating and carrying out detailed technical exchanges on the development of automotive applications utilizing SiC power devices from 2015. In 2020 ROHM established a joint SiC technology laboratory at UAES headquarters (Shanghai, China) with the goal of strengthening cooperation on the development of innovative power solutions centered on SiC, and mass production of a number of automotive products equipped with ROHM SiC power devices is already underway, such as onboard chargers for electric vehicles. Mr. Guo Xiaolu, Deputy General Manager, United Automotive Electronic Systems: "We have been conducting ongoing technical exchanges with ROHM, a leader in SiC power devices. The high rating that ROHM devices and peripheral solution proposals have received has led to ROHM being selected as a preferred supplier. For us at UAES, vehicle applications utilizing SiC are an important business that is about to go into full swing, and we have now entered a concrete stage of mass production of SiC-equipped inverters and other products. We would like to thank ROHM for their previous efforts and look forward to building a long-term collaborative relationship using this certification as a new start."18.11.2021 13:00:00Novnews_2021-12-01_8.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_8.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=rohm-recognized-as-a-preferred-supplier-of-sic-power-solutions-by-uaes&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
Vehicle Battery Test Solutions Keysight Technologies and Proventia Oy have collab...9563Industry NewsVehicle Battery Test Solutions Keysight Technologies and Proventia Oy have collaborated to improve electric vehicle (EV) battery test solutions. Automotive manufacturers, suppliers and test facilities need to increase the driving range of an EV, its performance and safety, while reducing costs. When developing and testing high-voltage EV batteries, time becomes critical in a competitive market. The collaboration between Keysight and Proventia delivers a location-independent and safe test lab with rapid implementation time. Proventia's test laboratories include climatic chamber integration and control, liquid conditioning systems, air conditioning, a control room and DUT preparation space. To prevent hazardous situations and ensure the health of employees when testing batteries, safety features include gas and fire detection, a facility alarm system and access control. "Combining our experience and knowledge with Keysight has enabled Proventia to quickly deliver an optimized battery test lab that meets our customers' specific needs," says Jari Lotvonen, president and CEO from Proventia. "Working with Proventia has enabled us to offer customers a modular, safe and fast-to-build test lab infrastructure equipped with Keysight's sophisticated battery test solutions," said Thomas Goetzl, vice president and general manager for Keysight's Automotive & Energy Solutions business unit. "This enables customers to accelerate time-to-market of their battery products without compromising performance, quality and test coverage."18.11.2021 12:00:00Novnews_2021-12-01_7.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_7.jpghttps://www.keysight.com/us/en/about/newsroom/news-releases/2021/1118-nr21156-keysight-and-proventia-collaborate-to-optimize-elec.htmlkeysight.com
Automotive-Compliant 500mA LDODiodes Incorporated has introduced the AP7347DQ lo...9577Product ReleaseAutomotive-Compliant 500mA LDODiodes Incorporated has introduced the AP7347DQ low dropout (LDO) voltage regulator, which is optimized for demanding noise-sensitive power-related automotive applications. This automotive-compliant high output accuracy LDO is AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualified, manufactured in IATF 16949 certified facilities, and fully supports automotive production part approval processes (PPAPs). These qualities make it well-suited to design in to a range of key in-vehicle functions, including point-of-load (POL) applications in ADAS, automotive wireless communication systems, RF subsystems, and infotainment power sources. A 75dB power supply rejection ratio (PSRR), combined with an output noise of just 60µVrms, gives the AP7347DQ considerable performance advantages. It is available in 12 fixed output voltage variants with a ±1% voltage-output accuracy, which is maintained across its entire -40°C to 125°C operational temperature range. Its 1.7V to 5.5V wide input voltage range gives it the versatility to address numerous automotive application requirements, while its 60µA quiescent current mitigates standby power losses. The AP7347DQ has an enable pin; a built-in active discharge function ensures that the system starts up in a known state if the device has been disabled. Overtemperature and short-circuit protection are integrated, incorporating a 180mA foldback current limit should a short circuit occur. The AP7347DQ is available in SOT25 and high-power density sidewall plated W-DFN2020-6 (SWP) packages.17.11.2021 15:30:00Novnews_2021-12-01_21.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_21.jpghttps://www.diodes.com/about/news/press-releases/automotive-compliant-500ma-ldo-from-diodes-incorporated-delivers-superior-psrr-in-a-high-power-density-footprint/diodes.com
Zener Diodes for Precise Voltage ReferenceNexperia announced a range of A-selection Zener di...9576Product ReleaseZener Diodes for Precise Voltage ReferenceNexperia announced a range of A-selection Zener diodes. With a tolerance of just ±1%, the BZT52H-A (SOD123F) and BZX384-A (SOD323) series provide a higher precision voltage reference compared to the B (±2%) and C (±5%) variants. Matching the rising demands of mobile, portable/wearable, automotive and industrial applications and meeting the increasing regulatory requirements, the two series are also available as Q-portfolio devices. "Nexperia's A-selection Zener diode range covers every application from 2.4 V to 75 V while providing a precise voltage reference with the lowest possible tolerance," says Paula Stümer, product manager at Nexperia. "By replacing B- or C-selection devices with pad compatible A-selection Zener devices, engineers can go to the limits of the MOSFET, if applied to limit voltage for the gate-source path or drain-gate path, or choose from a wider variety of suitable MOSFETs." The A-selection Zener diodes have a nominal working voltage range of 2.4 V to 75 V (E24 range). The devices feature a non-repetitive peak reverse power dissipation of =40W, total power dissipation =250mW and low differential thermal resistance. The low tolerance provides a higher precision voltage, which is especially important for test & measurement applications and enables engineers to replace more costly voltages reference devices. Instead of protecting the MOSFET directly, a more cost-efficient alternative is to connect a Zener diode in parallel to the drain-gate path. Once the Zener breaks through, the MOSFET switches on to stop the drain-source from going into an avalanche breakdown.17.11.2021 14:30:00Novnews_2021-12-01_20.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_20.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/Nexperia-introduces-a-range-of-A-selection-Zener-diodes-for-precise-voltage-reference-with-the-industrys-lowest-tolerance-of-1.htmlnexperia.com
AEC-Q200 Compliant Shielded Power Inductor SeriesBourns announced the company's Model SRP7020TA and...9574Product ReleaseAEC-Q200 Compliant Shielded Power Inductor SeriesBourns announced the company's Model SRP7020TA and SRP8540A High Current Shielded Power Inductor Series. These automotive grade, AEC-Q200 compliant inductors feature shielded construction, a metal alloy powder core, low magnetic field radiation, low buzz noise, and a wide operating temperature range of -55 to +150 °C. Both power inductor series are designed for electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering and power management in automotive, consumer, industrial, and telecom electronics applications that often require higher inductor reliability. The technology integrated into the Model SRP7020TA and SRP8540A inductors enables these latest inductors to offer high saturation current of 40/60 amps over the 0.1/0.22 – 10/22 µH inductance range. Bourns engineered a unique metal alloy powder core, bonding agent, and molded construction manufacturing process that achieves magnetically shielded construction for low radiation, high saturation current, low buzz noise, and low DC resistance. High temperature-graded materials provide an exceptionally wide operating temperature range of -55 to +150 °C and excellent temperature stability. In addition, Bourns Model SRP7020TA and SRP8540A inductors meet the high current density, high saturation current, low losses and high operating frequency requirements that next generation applications now demand in a compact, shielded package.17.11.2021 12:30:00Novnews_2021-12-01_18.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_18.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2021/11/17/bourns-announces-two-new-automotive-grade-aec-q200-compliant-shielded-power-inductor-series-with-high-current-ratingsbourns.com
Investment in Long-Term Wafer Manufacturing CapacityTexas Instruments announced plans to begin constru...9561Industry NewsInvestment in Long-Term Wafer Manufacturing CapacityTexas Instruments announced plans to begin construction next year on its 300-millimeter semiconductor wafer fabrication plants (or "fabs") in Sherman, Texas. The North Texas site has the potential for up to four fabs to meet demand over time, as semiconductor growth in electronics, particularly in industrial and automotive markets, is expected to continue well into the future. Construction of the first and second fabs is set to begin in 2022. "TI's future analog and embedded processing 300-mm fabs at the Sherman site are part of our long-term capacity planning to continue to strengthen our manufacturing and technology competitive advantage and support our customers' demand in the coming decades," said Rich Templeton, TI's chairman, president and CEO. "Our commitment to North Texas spans more than 90 years, and this decision is a testament to our strong partnership and investment in the Sherman community." Production from the first new fab is expected as early as 2025. With the option to include up to four fabs, total investment potential at the site could reach approximately $30 billion and support 3,000 direct jobs over time. The new fabs will complement TI's existing 300-mm fabs which include DMOS6 (Dallas, Texas), RFAB1 and the soon-to-be-completed RFAB2 (both in Richardson, Texas), which is expected to start production in the second half of 2022. Additionally, LFAB (Lehi, Utah), which TI recently acquired, is expected to begin production in early 2023. 17.11.2021 10:00:00Novnews_2021-12-01_5.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_5.jpghttps://news.ti.com/texas-instruments-to-begin-construction-next-year-on-new-300-mm-semiconductor-wafer-fabrication-plantsti.com
ScopeCorder now OPffers Flash Acquisition as well as Real Time ComputingYokogawa Test & Measurement has added further feat...9579Product ReleaseScopeCorder now OPffers Flash Acquisition as well as Real Time ComputingYokogawa Test & Measurement has added further features to its latest DL950 ScopeCorder, improving its data acquisition capabilities and adding firmware updatable features. Using the Flash Acquisition function, data can be captured over a long time with a high-speed sample rate of 20 MS/s (8CH) and 10 MS/s (16CH), which is 100 times faster than the previous model. This optional Flash memory feature makes the DL950 ideal for capturing data at high sample rates anywhere a PC would not be suitable, such as in a vehicle or at a remote site. Applications for this acquisition feature could include recording control signals and temperature trends or vibrations simultaneously in small spaces, such as inside a car or a train. Other uses could include recording control signals or generated/consumed power in challenging environments, such as spaces near generators in a power plant or restricted volumes in a manufacturer's factory. In these applications the unit would usually need to be switched off before moving it to an office to save data on a PC. The flash memory is non-volatile, so the captured data stays stored within the instrument even after turning off the power. Available as an option on new purchases of the DL950 ScopeCorder, the feature can also be purchased as a modification kit for retrofitting existing instruments. The other major addition to the DL950 is a new firmware version. This adds new features that allows GPS data to be acquired with the existing /C35 option.16.11.2021 17:30:00Novnews_2021-12-01_23.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_23.jpghttps://tmi.yokogawa.com/eu/news/press-releases/2021/yokogawa-test-measurement-adds-new-features-to-next-generation-dl950-scopecorder/tmi.yokogawa.com
Powering Low-Voltage Rechargeable BatteriesROHM developed a battery charger IC, BD71631QWZ, d...9575Product ReleasePowering Low-Voltage Rechargeable BatteriesROHM developed a battery charger IC, BD71631QWZ, designed to provide low-voltage charging of wearables like wireless ear buds and thin, compact IoT devices such as smart displays powered by rechargeable batteries. In recent years the need for safer, higher density rechargeable batteries has led to the development of new battery types. This includes all-solid/semi-solid types models using novel materials for the electrode part and batteries that adopt different terminal compositions. However, many of the latest rechargeable batteries are small and thin, requiring low voltage charging in the 2V to 3V range. Moreover, there are currently no battery charger ICs that can handle a wide voltage range. Based on this market demand, ROHM developed a battery charger IC that supports low voltage charging of not only li-ion, but also new types of rechargeable batteries such as all-solid and semi-solid state. The BD71631QWZ achieves low voltage charging over a wide range from 2.0V to 4.7V by improving the stability of the internal circuit. Unlike general battery charger ICs that provide a fixed voltage, ROHM's product allows the charge voltage to be easily set by simply changing the external resistor, reducing design load when changing batteries. Additionally, original package technology results in a compact package just 0.4mm thickness, which is 60% lower than conventional products in market. This is contributing to smaller, thinner devices. In addition, each charging characteristic like charge/termination current can be set for CCCV charging, providing an optimal charging environment for thin, compact IoT and wearable devices utilizing the latest rechargeable batteries.16.11.2021 13:30:00Novnews_2021-12-01_19.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_19.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=rohm-s-battery-charger-ic-powering-the-latest-low-voltage-rechargeable-batteries&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
80V Power MOSFET with Shield Gate TechnologyAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the releas...9571Product Release80V Power MOSFET with Shield Gate TechnologyAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of their latest 80V Power MOSFET using patented Shield Gate Technology which is optimized for higher switching frequencies used in telecom and server power supply to achieve higher efficiency compared to the previous generation. The 80V Power MOSFET technology has lower switching losses in hard switching, topologies and have less voltage overshoot than the previous generation. This improved performance from light load operation and throughout the load range results in easier design choices for high-efficiency applications. The 80V MOSFET family of devices offers the highest levels of power density and energy efficiency, which are essential in solar, power supplies, and battery power applications such as in eScooters. AONR66820 and AONS66811 are Power MOSFETs in DFN3.3x3.3 and DFN 5x6 package, respectively. AONR66820 is perfectly suited for isolated DC-DC converters used in telecom applications. AONS66811 is appropriate for synchronous rectification and provides improved reverse recovery charge and reduced voltage overshoot, which provides higher efficiency and more robustness to the power supply. The AOTL66810 (80V) in TOLL package has approximately 25% smaller footprint than a standard wire-bonded TO-263 (D2PAK) package.16.11.2021 09:30:00Novnews_2021-12-01_15.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_15.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1637079182870/AONS66811_80V_PR.pdfaosmd.com
Establishing Subsidiary in KoreaOpening up a new market is difficult, but the Kore...9560Industry NewsEstablishing Subsidiary in KoreaOpening up a new market is difficult, but the Korean team of Würth Elektronik was successful and reached a milestone; the foundation of Wurth Electronics Korea Ltd. The national subsidiary of the manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components is located in the Gangseo-gu district in the west of Seoul. By the end of the year, ten employees will be working here. Industrial customers in Korea were acquired by Würth Elektronik in 2012. The service-oriented sales strategy, tailored to the technical needs of developers, proved successful. The customer base and technical sales team grew continuously. In 2015, investments were made in production capacities for inductors in the Korean market. This year, the sales subsidiary was established; now the official Korean subsidiary of German Würth Elektronik as Wurth Electronics Korea Ltd. "It is our desire to establish ourselves even more in the market in Korea and strengthen our brand among our customers with service and innovations. With our motto 'more than you expect!', we want to inspire our customers in various sectors such as industry, IoT, medical technology and mobility," says Michon Kim, Managing Director at Wurth Electronics Korea Ltd.16.11.2021 09:00:00Novnews_2021-12-01_4.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_4.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_129406.phpwe-online.com
CAD Models for Conductive Elastomer Extrusion ProfilesThe Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporat...9570Product ReleaseCAD Models for Conductive Elastomer Extrusion ProfilesThe Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is simplifying life for design engineers around the world by adding a database of over 11,000 CAD models and drawings to its website. Now, designers have access to a comprehensive portfolio of conductive elastomer extrusion profiles for direct incorporation into their CAD designs. Parker Chomerics electrically conductive elastomer gaskets are the superior choice for corrosion resistance, environmental sealing and cost-effective EMI shielding. A wide range of shape profiles is available to meet the requirements of almost any application. By accessing the CAD models available from Parker Chomerics, it is possible to accelerate design cycles. All profile dimensions, tolerances, material specifications and other considerations are now at the fingertips of design engineers everywhere, allowing them to utilise the profile drawing and ensure a proper fit for their product. Notably, modelling a complex profile in 3D gives design engineering teams an opportunity to run simulations of the gasket's performance in the enclosure. With designs and profiles becoming smaller and enclosures requiring greater performance, the ability to spec-in a profile utilising a 3D rendering is more important than ever.16.11.2021 08:30:00Novnews_2021-12-01_14.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_14.jpghttps://ph.parker.com/gb/en/electrically-conductive-elastomer-gasketsph.parker.com
MOSFET Technology for High Switching Frequency ApplicationsFor modern switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) and b...9573Product ReleaseMOSFET Technology for High Switching Frequency ApplicationsFor modern switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) and battery-powered applications there is a clear trend towards higher efficiency and improved reliability. Supporting this trend, Infineon Technologies introduces the OptiMOS 6 100 V with a power MOSFET technology. The technology is specifically optimized for high switching frequency applications such as telecom and solar, where losses are associated with charges (switching) and on-state resistance (conduction). At the same time, due to the best-in-class R DS(on) and wider safe operating area (SOA), it is also ideal for battery-powered applications (BPA) and battery management systems (BMS). Taking advantage of a novel design concept, the OptiMOS 6 100 V family of MOSFETs comes with improved R DS(on) and industry's best figures-of-merit (FOMs). It combines the benefits of exceptionally low on-state resistance and superior switching performances. The unique features of OptiMOS 6 allow for easier thermal design and less paralleling, leading to excellent efficiency, improved power density, system cost reduction, and prolonged lifetime. Especially in the telecom market, OptiMOS 6 is a "game-changer" by achieving 18 percent lower R DS(on) and more than 30 percent improvement in FOMs (R DS(on) x Q g and Q gd), compared to the state-of-the-art OptiMOS 5 . In a 600 W, -(36-60) V to 12 V ZVS buck-boost converter, the OptiMOS 6 in SuperSO8 package with 2.2 m? can achieve one percent higher efficiency than OptiMOS 5 BSC027N10NS5 (2.7 m?) across the whole load range.15.11.2021 11:30:00Novnews_2021-12-01_17.jpg\images\news_2021-12-01_17.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2021/INFPSS202111-018.htmlinfineon.com