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Miniature Inductor in C0402 Package for all Market Applications
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delevan.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-02-09

Delevan's C0402 miniature RF inductor is integrated in a package which is claimed to be "ultra-small". A high reliability 0402 version of the C0402, for use in critical applications, is also available. The C0402 is manufactured and tested in the USA by an AS9100D certified company. It's offered in inductance ranges of 1.0nH to 120nH and features Self Resonant Frequencies, which provide stable inductor performance into the multi GHz range. Designed with a high-temperature ceramic core and magnet wire the C0402 inductor is rated for an operating temperature range of - 40°C to +125°C and is AEC-Q200 Grade 1 compliant. The C0402 is available with Gold terminations for use with epoxy bonded or solderable applications.

Energy Balance Calculator for enhanced battery life optimization
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nexperia.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-02-08

Nexperia announced the release of the Energy Balance Calculator, which is a web-based tool designed to assist battery management engineers in maximizing the battery life of their applications. The calculator facilitates the integration of Nexperia's Energy Harvesting PMICs into their systems by providing engineers with precise data for informed decision-making. At the core of Nexperia's Energy Harvesting PMICs is the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm, enabling efficient energy harvest from the environment for various consumer electronics and IoT devices. To utilize these PMICs at their full potential, the calculator works with real-world technical parameters. It calculates the energy delivered to the load and the energy compensation. Thus, offering insights into potential battery life extension or achieving energy autonomy. Engineers can furthermore visualize system efficiency and precision through an efficiency curve provided by the tool.

Isolated Power Module with 84 % Efficiency and Protection
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we-online.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-02-07

The MagI3C-FISM power modules from Würth Elektronik are now complemented by the WPME-FISM 'Fixed Isolated SIP/SMT Module' SMT-8 with 3.3V to 5V, rated for 1W POUT. The DC/DC voltage converter with fixed output voltage and integrated switching power stage, transformer, as well as input and output capacitance, is 100% pin-to-pin compatible with the previous MagI3C-FISM, however, it offers improved properties – the efficiency goes up to 84 percent, the ambient temperature range is now specified with 105°C and the isolation voltage is 3kV (for 60 seconds). Like some of its predecessors, this power module has continuous short-circuit protection. The MagI3C FISM power modules do not require any external components for operation. Applications for the module include supplying voltages for interfaces and microcontrollers in test and measurement technology or industrial electronics. It serves as simple functional isolation for overvoltage protection. For example, it prevents ground loops and shifts as well as interference in the signal path or sensor systems. The entire product range is UL 62368-1 recognized. The low level of conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference complies with the EN55032 Class B / CISPR-32 standard.

Cooperation for sustainable SiC Production
  • Industry News
  • 2024-02-06

ESK-SIC, a company which is active in silicon carbide (SiC) materials, and Kyocera have started a strategic partnership with the goal to develop "innovative solutions for the sustainable production of silicon carbide and the associated end products". By-products and end-of-life ceramics will be recycled using RECOSiC technology in order to produce raw materials that are specifically tailored to various end applications. Compared to currently available SiC raw materials on the market in terms of material science aspects, while minimising the carbon footprint of the process, the RECOSiC recycling technology is said to bring a technological upgrade. The partnership between ESK-SIC and Kyocera aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the entire silicon carbide value chain. This will involve developing new manufacturing technologies, optimising production processes, researching innovative applications and establishing circular economy principles for the recycling of SiC materials.

Automotive qualified -60V P-channel MOSFETs
  • Product Release
  • 2024-02-05

Toshiba Electronics announces the availability of XPH8R316MC and XPH13016MC, two more -60V P-channel MOSFETs based upon their U-MOS VI process. The devices are tailored for use in automotive applications such as load switches, semiconductor relays and motor drives. The AEC-Q101 qualified components are housed in an SOP Advance (WF) package - a surface mount style with a wettable flank terminal structure facilitating automated optical inspection (AOI) of the solder joints. The copper connectivity within the package reduces package resistance, improves efficiency and reduces heat build-up. The XPH8R316MC is rated for -90A continuous drain current (ID) and the XPH13016MC is rated for an ID of -60A. The pulsed drain current (IDP) is double these values, -180A and -120A, respectively. Both devices are rated for a drain-source voltage (VDSS) of -60V and are capable of operating at channel temperatures (Tch) up to 175ºC. The maximum drain-source on-resistance (RDS(ON)) of the XPH8R316MC is 8.3mΩ. For the XPH13016MC, the value is 12.9mΩ.

Call for Papers
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pcimasia-expo.cn
  • Event News
  • 2024-02-05

PCIM Asia is calling for papers. The event will take place from 28–30.8.2024 in Shenzhen, China. As a platform connecting the academia and industry, the speakers can gain direct feedback from both sides. Within this framework the organizer encourage people to present their research. The organizer, Messe Frankfurt, expects "over 600 qualified audiences, mainly R&D engineers" for PCIM Asia. Three special awards (the Best Paper Award, the Young Engineer Award and the University Scientist Award) will be given out to some presenters. In parallel to the conference there will be an exhibition with more than 200 exhibitors. The official deadline for abstract submissions is the 4th of March, 2024.

Acquisition: Electronic Inks added to Advanced Materials Portfolio
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heraeus.com
  • Industry News
  • 2024-02-01

Heraeus Electronics has acquired the PriElex electronics inks business line from Kayaku Advanced Materials. PriElex is known for its expertise in electronics inks. By joining forces with Heraeus Electronics the acquisition is expected to enhance Heraeus' position and provide customers with an even broader range of solutions for thick film applications. Partners and customers of both Heraeus Electronics and PriElex can expect a smooth transition and ongoing support throughout the integration process. Furthermore, customers can be assured of uninterrupted service and access to a broader portfolio of advanced solutions.

Surface-Mount Resettable Fuse Rated to 240VAC
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belfuse.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-31

Bel Fuse announced "the industry's only surface mount, PPTC resettable fuse, line-volt-rated to 240VAC". Designed to protect against electrical overloads and short circuits, Bel 0ZAF resettable fuses provide circuit protection for a variety of applications in the IoT, industrial, and medical sectors. These fuses are crucial for use in safeguarding industrial controls, test and measurement equipment, robotics, and safety systems, and deliver the reliability and durability required by these advanced technologies. Their soldered surface mount design not only offers cost efficiency for PC mount assembly, but also accelerates design and production timelines by eliminating the need for through-hole mounting. Bel 0ZAF fuses are UL recognized components and IEC certified.

Offline Flyback Switcher IC with Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) for 95 % Efficiency
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power.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-30

Power Integrations has released the InnoSwitch5-Pro family of high-efficiency, programmable flyback switcher ICs. The single-chip switcher achieves over 95 percent efficiency with a novel secondary-side control scheme which achieves zero-voltage switching (ZVS) without a dedicated and costly additional high-voltage switch. The IC, which features a 750V or a 900V PowiGaN primary switch, primary-side controller, FluxLink isolated feedback and secondary controller with an I2C interface, is intended for single- or multi-port USB PD adapters. Applications are notebooks, high-end cellphones and other portable consumer products, including designs that require the USB PD EPR (Extended Power Range) protocol. For example, the company has demonstrated 140W / 28V USB PD adapters in 68,8 cm3 using 106 components. InnoSwitch5-Pro flyback switcher ICs feature lossless input line voltage sensing on the secondary side for adaptive DCM/CCM and ZVS control to maximize efficiency and simplify design across line and load. The ICs also feature a post-production tolerance offset to facilitate accurate output constant-current (CC) control of better than two percent to support the UFCS protocol. An efficiency of more than 95 percent allows designers to eliminate heat sinks, spreaders and potting materials for thermal management.

Over-voltage protection: SMD Varistors with high Surge Current Capability
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-30

TDK presents two varistor series in SMD design. The types of both series are available for a wide range of operating voltages from 175VRMS to 460VRMS, corresponding to 225VDC to 615VDC. While the B72210M series of surge devices, which are equivalent to S14 leaded disk varistors, offers a surge current capability of 6000A, the B72214M series types, which are equivalent to S20 leaded disk varistors, have a high surge current capability of 10,000A. All types are designed for a high operating temperature of a maximum of +125 °C and extremely damp heat environment (85% relative humidity at +85 °C). The SMD high surge series is qualified to AEC-Q200. In terms of designs, all types are available in a horizontal as well as vertical version. The horizontal version of the B72210M series has dimensions of 22 x 15 x 11 mm3, while the B72214M series has dimensions of 27 x 18 x 11 mm3, (L x W x H). The vertical types have dimensions of 15 x 10 x 20 mm3 and 18 x 10 x 25.5 mm3, respectively. Typical applications of SMD surge protection components are on-board chargers, power supplies, frequency converters, photovoltaic systems and household appliances.

Dual-Channel High-Side Switches with Protection for Automotive Applications
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diodes.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-30

Diodes has introduced its first automotive-compliant (according to AEC-Q100), dual-channel, high-side power switches - the ZXMS82090S14PQ, ZXMS82120S14PQ, and ZXMS82180S14PQ - as an expansion of its IntelliFET self-protected MOSFET portfolio. These intelligent switches are said to "deliver high power within a compact footprint while also providing robust protection and diagnostic capabilities". The series is designed for driving 12V automotive loads, such as LEDs, bulbs, actuators, and motors in automotive body control and lighting systems. The trio all feature a dual 41V-rated n-channel MOSFET array with onboard circuitry that protects against short circuits, manages inrush currents, and safeguards against overvoltage conditions including load dumps. In addition, the switches provide overtemperature protection with auto-restart, plus protection against electrostatic discharge damage. Loss of ground and reverse polarity protection can also be implemented with the aid of a few external components. A dedicated current sense pin provides analog current monitoring of the outputs and fault indication for short-to-battery, short-to-ground, and open-load detection. These devices provide smaller footprint alternatives to relays, fuses, and discrete circuits. Supplied in a SO-14EP package they are also form, fit, and functional equivalents for existing power switch devices, where customers need improved product supply.

Dedicated Website: Alternative Energy Resource Hub with Trusted Products for Design Engineers
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mouser.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-30

On a dedicated website Mouser Electronics now provides engineers with key information to solve today's design challenges through its dedicated alternative energy resource centre, featuring a comprehensive selection of content, products and solutions. Readers will discover uses of renewable power, insights into commercial and industrial electric vehicles, and learn how energy storage systems will be key for the transition to renewable energy. The content offers perspectives on the alternative energy landscape, providing a deeper look into policy changes, energy harvesting practices and energy storage installation parameters. The resource centre is a collection of articles, blogs, and videos.

More Discrete Semiconductors on the Linecard
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ttieurope.com
  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-29

TTI Europe has become an authorized distributor of Panjit semiconductors. Doing so TTI adds a range of diodes, MOSFETs, protection devices, IGBTs, SiC devices, and ICs to its linecard. Panjit has manufactured semiconductor discrete components, including diodes, Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS) and transistors for more than 30 years. The company has a wide range of MOSFET, IGBT, FRED, Schottky, ESD Array and SiC devices, bipolar junction transistors, bridges and more, which are suited for markets such as data centres, industrial control, automotive, electric vehicles and 5G. On the picture you see – from left to right: Markus Walz, Business Development Manager TTI Europe; Alla Zoubar-Bloch, Sales Manager Central and Northern Europe, Panjit; Karen Lee, Managing Director Europe, Panjit; Joerg Frodl, Director Product Marketing Europe Passives & Discretes TTI Europe.

Joint Lab for NEV Developments with GaN and SiC Technology
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navitassemi.com
  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-25

Navitas Semiconductor and SHINRY announced the opening of a joint R&D power laboratory to accelerate the development of New-Energy Vehicle (NEV) power systems enabled by Navitas' GaNFast™ technology. SHINRY is active in on-board power supplies and strategic supplier to Honda, Hyundai, BYD, Geely, XPENG, BAIC and other automobile manufacturers. The joint lab accelerates development projects, with GaN technology combining with system-design skills and engineering talent to enable higher high power density, lightweight, efficient designs that translate to faster charging and extended range, with faster time-to-market. Navitas' own dedicated EV system Design Center, located in Shanghai will provide comprehensive technical support for the joint lab. Navitas will not only supply SHINRY with power devices, but will also engage in system-level R&D from the initial stages of product specification and design, through to test platforms and customized packaging solutions. The result will be more efficient, higher power density, more reliable, and cost-effective power systems for NEVs.

Joint Innovation Application Center for PD fast charging and and CO2-saving Solutions
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infineon.com
  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-25

Infineon Technologies announced its joint Innovation Application Center in Shenzhen with Anker Innovations, a company which is very active in charging technology. With the center already fully operating, it is paving the way for more energy-efficient and CO2-saving charging solutions that support decarbonization. Driven by the growing consumer demand for faster charging solutions due to an increasing usage of mobile devices, laptops and other battery-powered devices, the idea of establishing an Anker-Infineon Innovation Application Center dated back to 2021. After two years of preparation, this Innovation Application Center now serves as application hub for local partners to develop power-delivery (PD) fast charging solutions with higher power density, mainly based on Infineon's next-generation Hybrid Flyback (HFB) controller product family and the CoolGaN IPS for fast chargers above 100W. With the Innovation Application Center also intend to shorten the application cycle and accelerate the time to market for future products. Beyond charging solutions, the joint lab is focusing on a more diversified range of consumer applications using semiconductors based on wide-bandgap materials such as GaN.

Head of Sales for Passives and Electromechanical Components
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we-online.com
  • People
  • 2024-01-25

Würth Elektronik eiSos combines sales for the product groups 'passive and electromechanical components' into a single management structure. The Head of Sales in the new structure is Heiko Arnold. He was previously responsible for the sales of passive components in Germany, has now also taken over responsibility for the sales of electromechanical components. Heiko Arnold has been with Würth Elektronik eiSos for 24 years and looks back over more than 20 years of national and international management experience in sales. He points out: "We always see Sales and Customer Service in its entirety."

Compact SOT-223-3 600V MOSFETs for Smaller, Lower Profile Designs
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rohm.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-24

ROHM Semiconductor announced a lineup of compact 600V Super Junction MOSFETs, the R6004END4 / R6003KND4 / R6006KND4 / R6002JND4 / R6003JND4. These devices are well-suited for small lighting power supplies, pumps, and motors. Compared to the conventional TO-252 package (6.60mm × 10.00mm × 2.30mm), ROHM's products reduce area and thickness by 31% and 27%, contributing to smaller, lower profile applications. At the same time, the same footprint as the TO-252 package can be used, enabling mounting on existing circuit boards without modification. Offering distinctive features, three of the models are optimized for compact power supplies. The R6004END4, characterized by low noise, is suitable for applications where noise is a concern, while the R6003KND4 and R6006KND4, capable of high-speed switching, are designed for sets requiring low loss, high efficiency operation. The R6002JND4 and R6003JND4 utilize proprietary PrestoMOS technology to achieve significantly lower switching losses by speeding up reverse recovery time (trr) to typically 40ns or, respectively, 42ns, making them well-suited for motor-equipped devices. These devices' gate capacities QGS at 15V are specified to be 7nC and, respectively, 8nC.

100V MOSFET in Double-Sided Cooling DFN 5x6 Package for almost 200A
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aosmd.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-24

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the AONA66916, which is a 100V MOSFET packaged in a top and bottom side cooling DFN 5 x 6 package. This package keeps the semiconductor products cooler. Typically, when using the standard DFN 5x6 package, the bottom contact is the main contributor for cooling, and most of the heat generated by the Power MOSFETs will be transferred to the PCB. This increases the PCB thermal management design considerations to meet system requirements. AOS' top and bottom cooling DFN 5x6 package enables heat transfer between the exposed top contact and heat sink due to its large surface contact area construction. This allows the device to achieve a low thermal resistance (Rthc-top max) of 0.5°C / W with results being transferred to the PCB board, enabling significant thermal performance improvements. The top exposed DFN 5x6 package of the AONA66916 shares the same 5mm x 6mm footprint as AOS' standard DFN 5x6 package, eliminating the need to modify existing PCB layouts. AONA66916 has a maximum RDS(on) rating of 3.4mOhms and operates with a maximum junction temperature of 175°C. Its continuous drain current is specified to be 197A at 25°C.

New Headquarters and Manufacturing Center in Chandler, AZ
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sarasmicro.com
  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-24

Saras Micro Devices has opened its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona. The decision to open the manufacturing center in Arizona is part of Saras' longer-term strategy to support its growth in the high-performance computing artificial intelligence /machine learning sectors and capitalize on the rapidly expanding semiconductor ecosystem in the region. The company is relocating its headquarters from Atlanta, Georgia, where its Research & Development Center will remain. The move involves a planned investment of over $50 million in the Chandler facility covering about 10,000 m2 of clean room, manufacturing, and administrative space. Saras will employ approximately 50 people in the near term, which will be primarily composed of engineering talent. By the close of 2025, both the site and staff will undergo significant expansion, with a projected growth to more than 12.000 m2, inclusive of a larger clean room of about 12,000 m2. The proximity of the new headquarters to other key semiconductor ecosystem partners, coupled with Arizona's cost-effective operations and investment in talent development, uniquely positions Saras to capitalize on these strategic advantages while contributing to a robust domestic semiconductor industry.

SiC FET in D2PAK for 750V EV Designs
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qorvo.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-24

Qorvo unveiled an automotive-qualified SiC FET offering an RDS(on) of 9mΩ in a compact D2PAK-7L package. This 750V SiC FET is the first in a new family of pin-compatible SiC FETs from Qorvo with RDS(on) options up to 60mΩ, making them well suited for electric vehicle applications, including on-board chargers, DC/DC converters and PTC heater modules. The UJ4SC075009B7S features a 9mΩ typical RDS(on) at 25°C needed for reducing conduction losses and maximizing efficiency in high voltage, multi-kilowatt automotive applications. Its surface-mount package enables automated assembly flows. This 750V family complements Qorvo's existing 1200V and 1700V automotive SiC FETs in D2PAK packaging to form a complete portfolio addressing EV applications that span 400V and 800V battery architectures. These fourth generation SiC FETs leverage Qorvo's circuit configuration, in which a SiC JFET is co-packaged with a Si MOSFET to produce a device with the efficiency advantages of wide bandgap switch technology and the simpler gate drive of silicon MOSFETs. The key features of the UJ4SC075009B7S include a threshold voltage VG(th) of typically 4.5V allowing 0 to 15V drive, a body diode operating with a VFSD of 1.1V, a reverse recovery Qrr of 338nC and a gate charge QG of 75nC. The AECQ101-qualified device operates at temperatures up to 175°C.

Measurement Instruments in Europe
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distrelec.biz
  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-23

Distrelec announced the introduction of KPS test and measurement instruments for sale throughout Europe. KPS is a manufacturer of electrical measurement instruments for professional installers, electricians and technicians. The Distrelec portfolio now includes a DCM clamp meter that is manufactured in Europe. KPS keeps their EMEA stock in the North of Spain in order to enable fast deliveries to Distrelec, which is a trading brand of RS Group.

150mm and 200mm SiC Wafer Supply Secured
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infineon.com
  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-23

Infineon Technologies and Wolfspeed announced the expansion and extension of their existing long-term 150mm silicon carbide wafer supply agreement, originally signed in February 2018. The extended partnership includes a multi-year capacity reservation agreement. It contributes to Infineon's general supply chain stability, also with regard to the growing demand for silicon carbide semiconductor products for automotive, solar and EV applications and energy storage systems. "As the demand for silicon carbide devices continues to increase, we are following a multi-source strategy to secure access to a high-quality, global and long-term supply base of 150mm and 200mm SiC wafers," said Jochen Hanebeck, CEO of Infineon Technologies. Furthermore, Infineon has formalized an agreement with silicon carbide supplier SK Siltron CSS earlier this year. Under the agreement, SK Siltron CSS will provide Infineon with competitive and high-quality 150-millimeter SiC wafers, supporting the production of SiC semiconductors. In a subsequent phase, SK Siltron CSS will play an important role in assisting Infineon's transition to a 200-millimeter wafer diameter. SK Siltron CSS partners with global semiconductor manufacturers by supplying compound semiconductor wafer solutions. SK Siltron CSS is a subsidiary of South Korea-based SK Siltron, a part of the SK Group.

Power Semiconductor Modules for EVs and PHEVs
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-23

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced the coming release of six J3-Series power semiconductor modules for various electric vehicles (xEV), featuring either a silicon carbide metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (SiC-MOSFET) or a RC-IGBT (Si), with compact designs and scalability for use in the inverters of EVs and PHEVs. All six J3-Series products will be available for sample shipments by the end of this quarter. In the xEV sector, power semiconductor modules are used widely in power conversion devices such as inverters for xEV drive motors. In addition to extending the cruising range of xEVs, compact, high-power, high-efficiency modules are needed to further downsize batteries and inverters. But due to the high safety standards set for xEVs, power semiconductors used in drive motors must be more reliable than those used in general industrial applications. Development of these SiC products was partially supported by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

Head of Asia Operations
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schurter.com
  • People
  • 2024-01-17

Guanghua Yang is the new Managing Director Asia & Vice President at SCHURTER, responsible for all activities of SCHURTER in Asia, including Sales, Marketing, Operations and R&D. Guanghua Yang has more than 30 years of experience, most of which he gained in technology companies in the field of electronic components. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director Asia & Vice President in the SCHURTER Group, he was General Manager & Vice President for Asia at C&K based in Shanghai, China. Earlier, he held other executive positions in sales and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA degree from Tsinghua University.

AC/DC Frontend Modules with PFC
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gaia-converter.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-17

GAIA Converter's AC/DC Power-Factor Corrected front-end modules are compatible with common airborne AC input bus voltages and variable frequencies, while being particularly suited for use in centralized power architectures in conjunction with PoL or isolated DC modules. All of the modules meet the stringent requirements of DO-160, ABD-100, and Mil-Std-704 specifications. GAIA's AC/DC front-end modules have a soft-start, active current limitation, short circuit protection, and inhibit function. The soft-start/active current limitation prevents inrush current during start-up. The short circuit protection safeguards the module against short circuits by shutting down and restoring to normal when the overload is removed. The front end series operates under 50W with two isolated low voltage outputs. Series above 150W provide non-isolated high voltage output.

MIL-COTS DC/DC Front-End Filters
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pduke.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-17

P-DUKE has developed the MCF series of MIL-COTS DC/DC front-end filters, meeting the requirements of MIL-STD 1275E (28V DC electrical systems in military vehicles) and MIL-STD 461 (electromagnetic interference control for subsystems and equipment). These filters accept 9-36VDC input voltage, making them suitable for with 28V or 24V bus systems offering up to 250W output power. The devices are also applicable to heavy industrial and rolling stock applications. The MCF series features active input over-voltage protection, clamping over-voltages for up to 50ms to a safe level of 40V, and absorbing +/-250V spikes. With additional MLCCs, the internal EMI filter meets MIL-STD 461G limits. It also includes various active protection functions for advanced protection of the DC/DC converter module. The MCF filter module is fully integrated also meet environmental MIL-STD 810F specifications for shock and vibration and have an operating temperature range of -40°C to 105°C (optionally -55°C).

Automation1 XA4 1- or 2-Axis PWM Servo Drive
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aerotech.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-16

For precision motion control in industrial and research systems Aerotech introduced the XA4 1- or 2-Axis HyperWire Multi-Axis PWM Servo Drives. These dual- and single-axis drives enable machine builders to experience Automation1 precision on all of their systems. The simplified dual-axis XA4 brings control to multiple axes of motion in the same machine footprint. Built on Automation1 motion control technology, the XA4 communicates to Automation1 PC- and drive-based controller products over the HyperWire motion bus, supports multiple feedback device types and includes on-board memory. The amplifiers control brushless AC, brush DC, voice coil and stepper motor types at up to 340VDC operating voltage and 20A peak current capability.

MOSFET Relays Extend Capacity and Operating Temperature
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omron.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-16

Omron Electronic Components has expanded its MOSFET relay line-up to offer higher operating temperature and enhanced capacity in a high-current six-pin DIP format. Omron's G3VM-63BR and G3VM-63ER extend the company's 60V DIP6 MOSFET relay range up to 0.7A continuous load current. Operating from -40 to 110 deg C, these MOSFET relays contribute to much smaller and denser equipment than equivalent mechanical devices. Power consumption on the input is lower compared to all electromechanical relays, but especially reed relays, further contributing to energy-saving equipment. Maximum resistance with output ON is typically 0.3Ω (0.1Ω. with connection C), whilst typical capacitance between output terminals is specified as 520pF. Their maximum trigger LED forward current is 2mA, whilst turn ON time and OFF times are 2ms and 3ms respectively. For factory automation applications, the models have NC contacts allowing status output to linked devices including power OFF status. The relays can also be used alongside the NO contact type, enabling switching control of multiple loads with just one input control. Applications in factory automation include PLCs machine tools, inverters, robot controllers, temperature control together with fire, gas or smoke alarm systems. Further uses for the G3VM-63ER extend to sensor signal transfer and output signal switching - for example with gas detection and similar alarm applications.

Addition to the Line Card: Rugged Connectors
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avnet.com
  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-16

Avnet Abacus will be selling the portfolio of rugged DEUTSCH connectors from TE Connectivity. The DEUTSCH family of environmentally sealed electrical connectors has been a solution for industrial and commercial vehicles and other applications for more than 40 years, especially where dirt, moisture, salt spray and vibration can otherwise contaminate or damage electrical connections. It includes the HD and DT ranges of robust-circular and rugged-rectangular connectors, respectively, especially designed for industrial and commercial vehicle applications.

Automotive Step-down Switching Regulators save Board Space
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ablic.com
  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-16

ABLIC now offers the S-19954/5 Series of automotive step-down switching regulators operating at 5.5V with a 1A output and housed in HSNT-8(1616)B packages (1.6 x 1.6 x t0.41mm3). The device enables an efficiency of up to 95% when delivering an output current of 1A at output voltages of 0.8 to 3.3V from an input voltage between 2.7 and 5.5V. In addition, while the circuit configuration of conventional switching regulators required five or more external components, the S-19954/5 Series has an integrated feedback resistance circuit and phase compensation circuit to set the output voltage, which makes it possible to configure an application circuit using just one small coil and two capacitors. These characteristics allow the S-19954/5 Series to result in a 45% reduction compared to conventional products. The S-19954/5 Series is also equipped with a power good function for output voltage monitoring. Furthermore, the S-19954/5 Series is also PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) capable and planned for compliance with Grade 1 of the AEC-Q100 quality standard for automotive ICs. Typical applications are secondary power supplies for automotive devices as well as camera modules and other automotive applications.

R&D Manager at Swedish GaN-on-SiC Semiconduductor Manufacturer
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swegan.se
  • People
  • 2024-01-16

Anders Lundskog is the new R&D manager at SweGaN, a European semiconductor manufacturer that develops and produces custom-made Gallium Nitride on Silicon Carbide (GaN-on-SiC) epitaxial wafers. Anders Lundskog has a background in process development for GaN materials at Infineon and system engineering from Saab, He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Materials Science, and Master of Science (MSc), Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, from Linköping University of Technology. Spurred by significant interest in volume orders from major customers, in 2023 SweGaN announced the construction of a new production facility in Linköping Sweden to embrace global demand - with prognosis for production is Q1 2024. SweGaN's strategy is closely aligned with the accelerated global demands for GaN-on-SiC epiwafers used in 5G telecommunications infrastructure, defense radars, satellite communications and high voltage power switches.

Partnership in Power Products
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  • 2024-01-13

Acal BFi now partners with Delta Electronics. The collaboration between Acal BFi and Delta Electronics combines their expertise and resources for providing solutions to develop power optimised applications, reduce costs, and achieve sustainable solutions. Delta Electronics core competence is in high-efficiency power electronics. Under this partnership, Acal BFi and Delta Electronics will leverage their respective strengths and capabilities to offer customers a suite of power technology solutions along with industry knowledge, and the ability to deliver tailor-made solutions in areas such as renewable energy, factory automation, machine automation, medical equipment.

Overtemperature Detection Solution for EV Li-ion Battery Packs
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  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-11

With its TTape™ solution Littelfuse introduces an overtemperature detection platform designed to transform the management of Li-ion battery systems. TTape helps vehicle systems manage premature cell aging effectively while reducing the risks associated with thermal runaway incidents. It is well-suited for a wide range of applications, including automotive EV/HEVs, commercial vehicles, and Energy Storage Systems (ESS). Its distributed temperature monitoring capabilities enable detection of localized cell overheating, thereby improving battery life and enhancing the safety of battery installations. With a single TTape device, multiple cells can be monitored, thus alerting the BMS sooner in case of overtemperature scenarios with a response time of less than one second. Calibration isn't necessary because TTape can directly integrate with existing BMS. The TTape Distributed Temperature Monitoring Platform is available in tape and reel or box packaging, depending on the length required.

Renesas to Acquire Transphorm: Expanding its Power Portfolio with GaN Technology
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  • 2024-01-11

Renesas Electronics and Transphorm announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which a subsidiary of Renesas will acquire all outstanding shares of Transphorm's common stock. The transaction values Transphorm at approximately $339 million. The acquisition will provide Renesas with in-house GaN technology, which is described by Renesas to be "a key next-generation material for power semiconductors, expanding its reach into fast-growing markets such as EVs, computing (data centers, AI, infrastructure), renewable energy, industrial power conversion and fast chargers/adapters". Renesas claims that demand for GaN is predicted to grow by more than 50 percent annually. Renesas will implement Transphorm's auto-qualified GaN technology to develop new enhanced power solution offerings, such as X-in-1 powertrain solutions for EVs, along with computing, energy, industrial and consumer applications. The board of directors of Transphorm has unanimously approved the definitive agreement with respect to the transaction and recommended that Transphorm stockholders adopt such definitive agreement and approve the merger. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of calendar year 2024, subject to Transphorm stockholder approval, required regulatory clearances and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. In other news Renesas had already announced the establishment of an in-house SiC production line, supported by a 10 year SiC wafer supply agreement.

APEC 2024 Provides Childcare During the Conference and Exhibition
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  • Event News
  • 2024-01-10

Onsite at APEC 2024, day-long childcare for children of attendees will be available during the conference and exhibition. In order to use these services attendees must sign up for them by Jan. 29, 2024. In order to do so the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) has partnered with KiddieCorp which will provide on-site childcare services from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from Tuesday to Thursday (Feb. 27-29). Conveniently located at the Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, the services will enable APEC-registered parents to attend the conference and exhibition in the Long Beach Convention Center while their children are cared for next door. The KiddeCorp team is prepared to closely monitor and entertain kids aged 3-12 years with numerous activities designed to ensure they have age-appropriate fun. KiddieCorp employees are trained in first aid, CPR and emergency response preparedness, so parents can have peace of mind while navigating the exhibit floor, attending conference sessions or participating in the Spouse and Guest program events. "Providing childcare will encourage power electronics professionals to bring their families to APEC 2024 knowing their children will be cared for and entertained while they attend sessions and other activities," said Tim McDonald, APEC 2024 General Chair. "This service, combined with the Spouse and Guest Hospitality program offering excursions to Catalina and whale-watching, will provide a memorable experience in Long Beach for the entire family."

STMicroelectronics Announces new Organization
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  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-10

STMicroelectronics moves from three to two product groups, AMPS and MDRF. The Analog, Power & Discrete, MEMS and Sensors Group (APMS) will be led by Marco Cassis, ST President and member of the Executive Committee, and the Microcontrollers, Digital ICs and RF products group (MDRF) will be led by Remi El-Ouazzane, ST President and member of the Executive Committee. The APMS Product Group will include all ST analog products, including Smart Power solutions for automotive as well as all ST Power & Discrete product lines including Silicon Carbide products complemented by MEMS and Sensors. APMS will include two Reportable Segments: Analog products, MEMS and Sensors (AM&S); Power and discrete products (P&D). The MDRF Product Group will include all ST digital ICs and microcontrollers, including automotive microcontrollers but also RF, ADAS, Infotainment ICs. MDRF will include two Reportable Segments: Microcontrollers (MCU) as well as Digital ICs and RF Products (D&RF). Concurrent with this new organization Marco Monti, ST President of the former Automotive and Discrete Product Group, will leave the company. To complement the existing Sales & Marketing organization, a new application marketing organization by end market will be implemented across all ST Regions. This will provide ST customers with end-to-end system solutions based on the company's product and technology portfolio. The application marketing organization will cover the following four end markets: Automotive / Industrial Power and Energy / Industrial Automation, IoT and AI / Personal Electronics, Communication Equipment and Computer Peripherals. The current regional Sales & Marketing organization remains unchanged.

Acquisition of 1500 VDC Converter Technology and Team
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  • 2024-01-10

Danfoss Drives has announced the acquisition of the ACE300 product and the takeover of the product team from Finland-based company Ampner to extend the electrification portfolio with a dedicated 1500 VDC power converter. The product will be integrated within Danfoss Drives' portfolio of Electrification Solutions with primary focus on Smart Grids and energy storage. Mika Kulju, President of the Danfoss Drives business, says: "With 2030 climate targets becoming ever more imminent, decarbonization via electrification is accelerating in multiple sectors. There is a growing trend in all focus application areas where 1500 V DC is starting to play a key role. This is a big step for Danfoss Drives in ensuring a complete electrification offering, thus securing the right solutions for our customers in their electrification projects."

GaN FETs Enable 75 - 231 Ampere Laser Diode Control in Nanoseconds for Lidar
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  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-09

EPC launches three laser driver boards dubbed EPC9179, EPC9181 and EPC9180 containing pulse current laser drivers of 75 A, 125 A, and 231 A, showcasing EPC's AEC-Q101-qualified GaN FETs. These FETs (EPC2252, EPC2204A, and EPC2218A) are 30% smaller and said to be more cost-effective than their predecessors. Designed for both long and short-range automotive lidar systems, these boards expedite solution evaluation with varied input and output options. All boards share identical functionality, differing only in peak current and pulse width. Utilizing a resonant discharge power stage, they employ a ground-referenced GaN FET driven by LMG1020 gate driver. The GaN FET's ultrafast switching enables rapid discharge of a charged capacitor through the load's stray inductance, enabling peak discharge currents of tens to hundreds of amps within nanoseconds. The PCB is designed to minimize power loops and common source inductance while offering mounting flexibility for laser diodes or alternative loads. To enhance user-friendliness, all boards ship with EPC9989 interposer PCBs, featuring various footprints to accommodate a variety of laser diodes or other loads. Customers can choose one that meets their needs to evaluate the GaN solutions. The EPC9179/81/80 boards are triggered from 3.3V logic or differential logic signals such as LVDS. For single-ended inputs, the boards can operate with input voltages down to 2.5V or 1.8V with a simple modification. EPC provides full schematics, BOM, PCB layout files and a quick start guide on its website.

Collaboration on Magnetic Components for Converters
  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-09

ITG Electronics has announced a collaboration with Renesas Electronics to develop a generation of magnetic components for 54V/48V to 12V converters. The effort specifically targets applications in the artificial intelligence (AI) and data center power conversion sectors. The collaboration's latest initiative involves 48V onboard power delivery solutions. The solutions – called Renesas P/N RAA228006/RAA226054 and ITG P/N SLA694719C-2R2MHF by the two companies – can deliver 1,000 W per phase. ITG P/N SLA694719C-2R2MHF is rated 0.65mOhm and achieves an elevated current rating of 42 A. Compared to conventional 750W transformers, ITG's enhanced version provides a 46% reduction in transformer DC resistance (DCR), resulting in substantially reduced overall power loss.

Professional Test & Measurement Solutions at APEC
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  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-09

APEC 2024 will be held in Long Beach, California on February 25-29, 2024. Professional power test solution provider-ITECH Electronics, will show on APEC 2024 with their power electronics testing instruments and solutions, we cordially invite you to stop by ITECH booth No.1659. ITECH will show all series of T&M instrument products. ITECH new upgraded AC source products such as IT7800, IT7900 and IT7900P will appear at the show, help you challenge MW level test. And you will see our star product IT6000C Bi-directional DC power supply, which adopts the third generation SiC-base technology and integrates the source and sink function in one unit. Also, we will show another explosive product IT-M series, featuring "compact structure" and "high power density", which give users a wide range of choices to meet the diverse testing demands. The IT2800 SMU, winner of three T&M awards in 2023, will also make its debut at APEC. ITECH has brought over 1000 models products to global market, always focusing on innovation, owning 140+ patents and products have been awarded by top international media. ITECH is always stepping forward with their state-of-the-art testing technology. Meet ITECH on APEC 2024!

EC-Q200 compliant Planar Signal BMS Transformer for High Voltage Applications
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  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-09

Meeting the need for planar technology that can provide reliable and safe communication in a growing group of high voltage electric vehicle (EV) and other high energy storage systems, Bourns' AEC-Q200 compliant SM91806 Planar Signal BMS Transformer meets basic electric insulation requirements per IEC 60664-1, IEC 61558-1 and IEC 62368-1 standards. Planar-style signal transformers have been introduced to increase design flexibility and robustness. They are also known to deliver cost efficiency and reliability advantages over conventional wire wound transformer designs due to their multilayer PCB isolation and full automation. Offering these benefits and more, Bourns' planar signal BMS transformer features a working voltage up to 1000 VDC, superior clearance/creepage distance features and complies with Overvoltage Category II. It also provides a partial discharge level up to 1200 V for ESS usage.

Industry Veteran now CEO
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  • 2024-01-08

QPT has appointed Rupert Baines as its CEO with effect from 1 April 2024. He is a veteran of the semiconductor industry with C-level roles including CEO of UltraSoC (sold to Siemens) and CMO of Codasip. QPT is active in developing next generation GaN-based motor drives.

Power Conversion Company buys Provider of Transformers, Inductors and PD Equipment
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  • Industry News
  • 2024-01-08

Astrodyne has acquired Powertronix, a provider of toroidal transformers, AC and DC inductors and power distribution equipment. Powertronix provides power transformers, specialty transformers, power solutions, and AC and DC inductors for highly demanding OEMs in the medical, industrial, and semiconductor fabrication equipment markets, worldwide. Powertronix is particularly adept at guiding customers through complex qualification processes and developing special solutions that meet the safety requirements of highly regulated applications, such as robotic-assisted surgery. Powertronix will remain headquartered in Foster City, California and will continue to use the Powertronix brand. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

650V Super Junction N-Channel MOSFETs
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  • Product Release
  • 2024-01-04

Central Semiconductor announces the introduction of several 650V Super Junction N-Channel MOSFETs designed for high-voltage, fast-switching applications. The latest additions, available in TO-220FP packaging, include the devices CDMSJ2204.7-650 (4.7A), CDMSJ2207.3-650 (7.3A), CDMSJ22010-650 (10A), CDMSJ22013.8-650 (13.8A) and CDMSJ22029-650 (29A). The Super Junction MOSFETs feature a die structure, which supports high-voltage with comparatively low on-resistance and fast switching speeds. The are claimed to provide low switching losses, innately high reliability die design, and increased power output in applications like electric vehicle inverter, and solar.

Developing a Wireless BMS Production Test Solution
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  • 2024-01-04

Rohde & Schwarz, together with ADI, has developed an ultra-compact automated test equipment (ATE) system for wireless battery management systems (wBMS). With this test setup, the necessary wBMS module calibration, receiver, transmitter and DC tests can be conducted fast and executed reliably for verification in the lab as well as for production tests for high yield. It consists of the R&S CMW100 radio communication tester, the R&S WMT wireless automated testing software framework, and the new R&S ExpressTSVP universal test and measurement platform. Due to radiated test, the device under test (DUT) is placed in an interference-free environment such as the R&S TS7124 RF shielded box. For RF robustness testing, Rohde &Schwarz and ADI worked together to get an off-the-air recording solution to capture real-world RF spectrum. They then played it back in the lab to confirm the correct operation of wBMS in demanding RF environments. This solution from Rohde & Schwarz allows a realistic, repeatable, and efficient verification of wireless devices. During several test drives in various complex RF environments, an R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer monitored the RF spectrum and sent it to an R&S IQW wideband I/Q data recorder. For playing back the recorded spectrum profiles in a lab, the R&S IQW is connected to an R&S SMW200A vector signal generator. From the development lab to the production line, Rohde & Schwarz offers a comprehensive portfolio of test solutions for wBMS.

FRD Super Junction MOSFETs with RDS(on) of 95 mOhm
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  • 2024-01-03

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) has released two aMOS5 600V FRD Super Junction MOSFETs. aMOS5 is AOS's high voltage MOSFET platform, designed to meet the high efficiency and high-density needs of servers, workstations, telecom rectifiers, solar Inverters, EV charging, motor drives and industrial power applications. The design of today's mid-high power switched-mode power supply (SMPS) and solar inverter systems boil down to four major challenges: higher efficiency, higher density, lower system costs, and uncompromised robustness. High Voltage Super Junction MOSFETs are well-suited for topologies such as single/interleaved/dual boost/CrCM TP PFCs, LLC, PSFB, multi-level NPC/ANPC and so forth. aMOS5 is a High Voltage Super Junction solution tailored for fast switching, ease-of-use and robustness in mission-critical applications. aMOS5 FRD FETs are engineered with an intrinsic body diode to handle hard commutation scenarios, when the freewheeling body diode is in reverse recovery due to abnormal operations, such as short-circuit or start-up transients. The two products released, the AOK095A60FD (TO-247) and AOTF125A60FDL (TO-220F), are 600V FRD FETs with 95mOhm and 125mOhm maximum RDS(on), respectively. In tests conducted by AOS engineers the body diodes of these two FRD FETs have survived high di/dt under abnormal system conditions, even at elevated junction temperatures of up to 150°C. Additionally, AOS tests have shown that these devices' operate with a noticeably lower turn-off energy (Eoff) than standard solutions, which contributes to higher efficiency in light or mid-load conditions.

Michael Sleven Appointed Vice President Sales Europe
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  • 2023-12-21

Sanan Semiconductor has announced a major step towards strengthening its position in innovative, high-quality solutions with wide bandgap semiconductor materials with the appointment of renowned power electronic engineer Michael Sleven as Vice President Sales Europe. Anticipating significant growth in the European market, Sanan Semiconductor has chosen to boost its top management team with the recruitment of a specialist in the power electronics community who has over 25 years' experience in the sector in various management positions. Michael joins the company after his time with LEM Europe GmbH as Managing Director and Head of Sales. Before that, Michael was responsible for business development and sales for power semiconductors (based on Silicon IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs) at Hitachi Europe. The main market sector here was automotive and industry applications in Europe. Michael also spent more than a decade at Infineon AG in a number of key positions, including Head of R&D High Power Semiconductor Module Development. The appointment comes at a time when Sanan Semiconductor is undertaking a recruitment drive in its SiC and GaN team in Europe with over 10 positions available. The company is looking for sales managers, field application engineers, R&D engineers and customer service team member. The recruits will also support the development of innovative wide bandgap semiconductors that meet the increasing electrification needs of the automotive industry, as well as power conversion in green energy applications. 

 eFuses Feature Continuous Current up to 100 A
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  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-20

DigiKey announced that the EFUSE-48V100A reference design product from Vishay is now available for purchase globally from DigiKey. The Vishay eFuse features TrenchFET MOSFETs and is designed to handle continuous current up to 100 amps. It can operate continuously at maximum current with less than 14 watts of losses without requiring active cooling. The eFuse also features a pre-charge function, continuous current monitoring and overcurrent protection. "The eFuse concept is an innovative trend that protects both the user and the hardware in high power applications, and we're excited to partner with Vishay to launch this new product," said Mike Slater, vice president of global business development at DigiKey. "With the steady increase in 48-volt eMobility applications, semiconductor-based resettable fuses like the EFUSE-48V100A are ideal for replacing mechanical relays, contactors and non-resettable fuses." In addition to safely connecting and disconnecting to 48-volt power sources like high-energy battery packs, the EFUSE-48V100A also features fast disconnect of loads in under 2 micro-seconds, a resettable fuse and an adjustable current limit. It is designed to work in battery management systems, EV test environments, solar installations, industry and home automation, industrial and server computing, networking, telecom and base station power supplies.

DC/DC Converter for Railway Applications
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recom-power.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-20

With a fully regulated single output (24V or others, e.g. 110V), each product of the RMD150 and RMD300 series from Recom has an input range of 16.8V to 137V continuous and 14.4V to 154V short term, which means that it is suited for all common global railway nominals. Both parts are typically 94% efficient (peak >95%). Both series are integrated in metal cases rated IP-20 for chassis-mounting with natural convection in any mounting position. The parts operate from -40°C to +70°C continuously and up to 85°C for 15 minutes at full without derating power. This meets the rail operating temperature Class OT4 and extended Classes ST1 and ST2. Coming soon, an '-E' version extends the startup temperature down to -50°C. Certifications/compliance include rail standard EN 50155, EMC standards EN 50121-3-2 and IEC/EN 61000-4-2,3,4,5, EN 50124-1 for insulation coordination and EN 45545-2 hazard level HL1-HL3 for railway fire safety. The parts also hold certification to IEC/EC 62368-1 for non-rail applications. Isolation is 3.5kVAC/5kVDC, reinforced grade. The products are designed for Over-Voltage Category III (OVC III) environments up to 2000m altitude and OVCII to 5000m. The parts comply with environmental standards including EN 60068 for temperature testing and EN 61373 for life, shock and vibration in Class B body-mount applications. An internal OR-ing diode is included, allowing the RMD150 and RMD300 to be paralleled for increased power or redundancy or battery charging. Control and monitoring features include e.g. remote ON/OFF, current share pin and output trim.

Portfolio of Space-Screened GaN HEMTs
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-20

Teledyne e2v HiRel announces the addition of new space screened versions of its popular 100 V, 90 A and 650 V, 30 A high reliability gallium nitride high electron mobility transistors (GaN HEMTs). The parts go through NASA Level 1 or ESA Class 1 screening flow and can be brought up to full Level 1 conformance with extra qualification testing if desired. Typical applications include battery management, dc-dc converters, and space motor drives. Two 100 V parts are available with both bottom-side and top-side cooled packaging. One 650 V 30 A GaN-on-Silicon power transistor is available in a bottom-side cooled package. Each device is available with options for EAR99 or European sourcing. Teledyne e2v HiRel's GaN HEMTs feature single wafer lot traceability, extended temperature performance from -55 to +125°C, and low inductance, low thermal resistance packaging.
"Our customers have embraced the previous release of 650 V space screened devices, and we have expanded our portfolio to provide additional options. These GaN HEMT products save customers time and money by providing standard devices without the need for additional screening." said Mont Taylor, VP of Business Development for Teledyne e2v HiRel. "Our expanded catalog with standard burn-in make it easy for designers to utilize the latest in GaN in their designs."

Opening Ceremony and Investor Day at Torrance HQ
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  • Industry News
  • 2023-12-19

Navitas Semiconductor held an Opening Ceremony and 2023 Investor Day at its new headquarters in Torrance, CA on Tuesday, December 12th. Torrance Mayor, George Chen, and Dustin McDonald from the Office of the Governor of California joined Navitas' CEO and co-founder Gene Sheridan to speak and cut the ribbon, officially opening Navitas' headquarters. Around 100 Navitas staff are employed in Torrance for all aspects of GaN and SiC design, applications, test, characterization and quality plus finance, marketing and HR. Further team growth is planned for 2024, including a $20M investment to add SiC epi-growth capability for strategic manufacturing expansion. The investor meeting began with Mr. Sheridan's recap on a year of significant growth for Navitas, with a doubling of revenue, a $92M capital raise, four major new technology platforms and an update on Navitas' mission to 'Electrify Our World™'. Then, Mr. Sheridan outlined a $1.3T electrification market opportunity as GaN and SiC enable and accelerate our transition away from fossil fuels to a carbon-neutral, full-electrified world, envisaged as 'Planet Navitas'.
Dan Kinzer, co-founder and COO/CTO then introduced technology platforms including Gen-4 GaNSense half-bridges for motor drive and mobile fast chargers, GaNSafe – a protected GaN powertrain, GaNSense Control, and a bi-directional GaN power IC platform with up to 9x smaller chip size than legacy silicon MOSFETs or IGBTs. Sid Sundaresan, SVP for the GeneSiC product line added more detail on the Gen-3 Fast SiC platform.

Donation for Educational Initiative
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  • 2023-12-18

Vincotech is carrying on its holiday tradition of donating to a good cause in lieu of sending gifts to customers. The company's partner in philanthropy, Plan International Germany, is to receive a €12,000 grant from Vincotech on behalf of its workforce and customers. The money will fund a drive to further girls' education in Malawi.
This Plan International Germany project addresses the educational challenges faced by young people in Malawi, particularly girls in impoverished rural areas. Much of Malawi's population – 70 percent – lives below the poverty line. With traditional role models still holding sway, just 21 percent of girls finish secondary school. Plan International Germany aims to boost attendance and graduation rates by providing scholarships, improving sanitary facilities, and creating a mentoring program to guide and support girls on their way through school.
"Educating underprivileged girls is a catalyst for positive change, individual empowerment, community development, and societal progress. A good education has far-reaching benefits that extend beyond the individual, impacting families, communities, and entire nations," says Vincotech CEO Eckart Seitter. "By taking part in a project to provide financial assistance, improve schools, and mentor kids, we hope to afford girls in Malawi better opportunities and a brighter future."

Synchronous 34V Input Buck Switching Regulator Controller
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-18

Nisshinbo Micro Devices has launched the NC2780AK series switching regulators intended for consumer, industrial and automotive applications. The NC2780AK has an input voltage range from 4.0 to 34V and an externally adjustable output voltage from 0.7 to 5.3V. An additional external high-side and low-side N-Channel MOSFET and some passive components are required to complete the buck switching regulator controller. The oscillator frequency is adjustable from 250kHz to 1MHz using an external resistor, or it can be synchronised with an external clock to minimise common noise issues when using multiple switching regulators in the power supply. The phase compensation can also be adapted through an external resistor and capacitor to ensure stable and reliable operation. Furthermore, the NC2780AK is able to switch automatically from PWM into PFM mode but can be set in a manually fixed PWM mode as well. Built-in safety features include a thermal shutdown mechanism, over- and under-voltage detection circuits. A UVLO feature ensures that the regulator operates within a specified voltage range. The NC270xMA series offers an adjustable soft-start function. An optional function is the Spread Spectrum Clock Generator (SSCG), which intentionally modulates the clock frequency signal for EMC control.

Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Materials Tested in the OBC
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  • 2023-12-14

As part of a joint international research project with CBMM, innolectric has published a study on increasing the efficiency of charging components using nanocrystalline magnetic materials. Innovative soft magnetic cores with niobium were analyzed in direct application in the innolectric On-Board Charger. The results of the study are now available. Felix Burmeister, system engineer responsible for the project at innolectric, was already confident during the tests in the in-house laboratory: "Whether on land or water – our customers already cover a very wide range of different vehicles and fields of application. We want to offer them a product that offers great added value across its many properties. We are delighted to have gained a partner with a large network in CBMM, with whom we can take our technology a decisive step forward. We are excited to see what new ways of optimization the new magnetic materials will enable, first in our laboratory and later in the field!" The results of the study show that innolectric is able to successfully reduce the size and weight of the common mode chokes (CMC) for use in their On-Board Charger by using nanocrystalline materials. This also represents a major step for the further development of charging components in the innolectric portfolio. One of the key findings is that, despite a significant reduction in core volume of more than 50 % and minimization of weight by over 60 %, there was no loss of efficiency or electromagnetic compatibility. In a direct comparison with conventional ferrite-based magnets, the nanocrystalline material therefore performs significantly better when used in the field of electromobility.
Visit https://innolectric.ag/research-project-on-innovative-magnetic-materials/?lang=en to get to the white paper.

APEC 2024 Plenary Session Features Renowned Industry Experts
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  • Event News
  • 2023-12-14

The annual Applied Power Electronics Conference will mark its 2024 event with an opening Plenary Session on Monday afternoon, February 26. The four-hour session will consist of six presentations delivered by visionaries representing industry and academia addressing topics of interest and concern to engineers engaged in applied power electronics technology. The following is lineup of Plenary Session presenters and their topics:
-"Surgical Energy: Connecting Power Electronics to Patients – Literally!" by Daniel Friedrichs, Senior Principal Engineer, Minnetronix Medical
-"Opportunities, Progress and Challenges in High-Frequency Power Conversion" by David Perreault, Ford Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
-"Innovating for Sustainability and Profitability: How Innovations in Efficiency Enable us to do Good for the Environment While Doing Well as a Business" by Balu Balakrishnan, Chairman and CEO, Power Integrations
-"The Drive for Silicon Carbide – A Look Back and the Road Ahead" by Gregg Lowe, CEO, Wolfspeed
-"Fusion Energy is Coming: The Key Role of Power Electronics to Commercial Fusion" by AJ Kantor, Chief of Staff and Matthew C. Thompson, Vice President of Systems Engineering, Zap Energy
-"The Future of AI Requires Efficient Power Delivery inside the Processor" by Francesco Carobalante, Director Corporate Strategy & Ventures, Intel Corporation
The APEC 2024 conference and exposition, running February 25-29 at the Long Beach California Convention Center, continues its long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer.

Time-of-Flight Sensor Boosts Ranging Performance and Power Saving
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st.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-14

STMicroelectronics' VL53L8CX, the latest-generation 8×8 multizone time-of-flight (ToF) ranging sensor, delivers a range of improvements including greater ambient-light immunity, lower power consumption, and enhanced optics. ST's direct-ToF sensors combine a 940nm vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL), a multizone SPAD (single-photon avalanche diode) detector array, and an optical system comprising filters and diffractive optical elements (DOE) in an all-in-one module that outperforms conventional micro lenses typically used with similar alternative sensors. The sensor projects a wide square field of view of 45° x 45° (65° diagonal) and receives reflected light to calculate the distance of objects up to 400cm away, across 64 independent zones, and up to 30 captures per second. The VL53L8CX boosts ranging performance with a new-generation VCSEL and advanced silicon-based meta-optics. Compared with the current VL53L5CX, the enhancements increase immunity to interference from ambient light, extending the sensor's maximum range in daylight from 170cm to 285cm and reducing power consumption from 4.5mW to 1.6mW in low-power mode.

CMOS-Compatible 200mm Process Technology
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  • Industry News
  • 2023-12-14

CEA-Leti has developed a 200mm gallium nitride/silicon (GaN/Si) process technology compatible with CMOS cleanrooms that preserves the high performance of the semiconductor material and costs less than existing GaN/SiC technology. In one of nine presentations at IEDM 2023, the institute said that current GaN high-electron-mobility-transistor (HEMT) technologies used in telecom or radar applications come on small GaN/SiC substrates and require processing in dedicated cleanrooms. The SiC substrates used to grow GaN layers are very expensive and available only in relatively small size. This R&D project developed GaN/silicon technology (GaN/Si) on 200mm and later for 300mm wafer diameters in CMOS-compatible cleanrooms to reduce substrate cost and benefit from existing high-performance cleanroom facilities. As a result, CEA-Leti's GaN/Si technology performance at 28 GHz is gaining ground on GaN/SiC technology in terms of power density. "Our goal was to reach existing state-of-the-art GaN HEMT performance at ~30 GHz with a 200mm CMOS- compatible GaN/Si technology and to compete with GaN/SiC technology," said Erwan Morvan, CEA-Leti scientist and lead author of the paper, "6.6W/mm 200mm CMOS Compatible AlN/GaN/Si MIS-HEMT with In-Situ SiN Gate Dielectric and Low Temperature Ohmic Contacts". "This work demonstrates that CMOS-compatible 200mm SiN/AlN/GaN MIS-HEMT on silicon technology is a promising candidate for applications like 5G/6G infrastructure, satcom, radar for UAV detection or earth observation. It should enable less expensive devices while keeping high power density, high efficiency, light weight and compactness," he said.

POWER2GO – Powerbank thought BIG
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-13

POWER2GO is basically a maxi version of a power bank offered by BMZ Group. It offers independence from the power grid, both in the event of a power failure and far away from the nearest power socket. Weighing 23kg and measuring 452 x 373 x 192 mm, the portable energy storage unit offers a constant, long-term power output of 2,500W and can even operate devices with peak outputs of up to 5,700W without any problems. The energy density of the 2.5kWh power storage device is specified with 125Wh/kg and the protection class is according to IP 65, which certifies that the device is dust-proof and waterproof, and the fact that it does not require a fan and therefore operates absolutely quietly. POWER2GO will be launched in two versions: POWER2GO LIFE addresses discerning users and, in addition to the earthed socket, offers additional connections (10W USB A, 100W USB C and 120W/12 V on-board power socket), a display and a light while POWER2GO WORK is intended for use in demanding work environments. With the same performance features, the focus here is on robustness and ease of use. The tubular frame around the housing provides the device with special protection. The POWER2GO beats a conventional ICE-based generator not only in terms of size and weight. POWER2GO is quiet and emission-free.

1200V SiC MOSFET Power Modules in Half-Bridge Packages
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semiq.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-13

SemiQ Inc has expanded its QSiC power modules range with the introduction of a series of 1200V SiC power MOSFETs in half-bridge packages. Featuring a breakdown voltage of more than 1400V the QSiC modules support high-temperature operation up to Tj = 175°C. In addition, the modules are claimed to "exhibit industry-leading gate oxide stability and long gate oxide lifetime, avalanche unclamped inductive switching (UIS) ruggedness and long short-circuit withstand time". With a solid foundation of high-performance ceramics, the SiC modules are suitable for EV charging, on-board chargers (OBCs), DC/DC converters, E-compressors, fuel cell converters, medical power supplies, photovoltaic inverters, energy storage systems, solar and wind energy systems, data center power supplies, UPS/PFC circuits, Vienna rectifiers and other automotive and industrial applications. To ensure that each module has a stable gate threshold voltage and high-quality gate oxide, SemiQ's modules undergo gate burn-in testing at the wafer level. Besides the burn-in test, which helps to stabilize the extrinsic failure rate, stress tests such as gate stress, high-temperature reverse bias (HTRB) drain stress, and high humidity, high voltage, high temperature (H3TRB) allow achieving the required automotive and industrial grade quality levels. The devices also have extended short-circuit ratings. All modules have undergone testing exceeding 1350V. These 1200V SiC MOSFET operate with an RDS(on) of 5mΩ, 10mΩ, and 20mΩ with current ratings of 383A (B3), 214A (B2) or 173A (B3) and 102A (B2).

160 V 2-Channel Gate Driver ICs for Battery-Powered Applications
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  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-13

Infineon Technologies announced the expansion of its MOTIX™ family of products for automotive and industrial motor control applications. To further expand the advanced product family, Infineon introduces the 2-channel MOTIX gate driver ICs 2ED2742S01G, 2ED2732S01G, 2ED2748S01G, and 2ED2738S01G. The 160 V Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) gate drivers are small, powerful, and cost-effective gate drive solutions with latch-up immunity. They are designed for battery powered applications, including cordless power tools, multicopters, drones, and light electric vehicles with batteries up to 120 V. Infineon's SOI technology eliminates the parasitic thyristor structure and provides excellent robustness and immunity to negative transient voltages at the VS pin. The 2-channel gate drivers have integrated monolithic bootstrap diodes that supply the high-side bootstrap capacitor externally, further reducing system-level BOM costs. The devices come in a compact 3 x 3 mm2 VSON10 package and are available in both half-bridge (HB) and high-side + low-side (HS + LS) configurations as well as two different source/sink currents to drive n-channel MOSFETs in various applications.
The 2ED2732S01G and the 2ED2742S01G deliver a source current of 1 A and a sink current of 2 A, while the 2ED2738S01G and the 2ED2748S01G deliver a source current of 4 A and a sink current of 8 A. All products feature independent undervoltage lockout (UVLO) on both V CC and V B pins – the HB products also integrate shoot-through protection (STP). In addition, the MOTIX 160 V solutions are fully qualified for industrial applications according to the relevant JEDEC78/20/22 tests.

Top Management of the SCHURTER Group
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  • People
  • 2023-12-13

Lars Brickenkamp has taken over the position of CEO of SCHURTER Holding AG and has been steering the fortunes of the SCHURTER Group since December 1, 2023. Lars Brickenkamp holds a degree in electrical engineering and has years of experience in leading positions in the electronics industry. His proven track record and expertise predestine him to lead SCHURTER into a promising future. Lars Brickenkamp's last place of work was in Hong Kong.

Strengthening the Scandinavian Presence
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we-online.com
  • Industry News
  • 2023-12-13

With the establishment of Würth Elektronik Danmark A/S, customers from Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands now have a direct point of contact for their electronic and electromechanical component needs. Previously, these markets were also served by the Swedish subsidiary. Würth Elektronik Danmark A/S is based in the north of Aarhus. A team headed by CEO Ole Sanggaard Knudsen, Finance Manager Gunhild Nors and Office Manager Claire Boelstoft is being set up there to provide even better support for the Danish electronics industry. "We would like to thank our colleagues in Germany and Sweden for their support in establishing our company," says Knudsen. "The fact that we can take this step comes from the trust our Danish customers have placed in us. Würth Elektronik is established here as a brand and now also as a company."

eBook about EV and Connected Transportation
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te.mouser.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-12

Together with TE Connectivity Mouser Electronics has released an eBook exploring EVs and the rapidly evolving landscape of connected transportation. The book includes e. g. charging inlets for commercial and industrial vehicles, enabling safe, fast, and secure charging of up to 10,000 mating cycles while charging at 250VAC (at 32A) and 1000VDC (at 200A) for use with heavy and medium-duty trucks, buses, two-wheelers, agriculture, construction, and recreational vehicles. The eBook also comprises PowerTube connectors for high-power applications in hybrid and electric industrial and commercial vehicles. The ECPx50B high voltage contactors are built for handling large electrical loads, up to 580A continuous current, depending on wire size and temperature, and offer 1000 V switching voltage of up to 1500VDC with a continuous carry current of up to 500A. These contactors are designed for control in high-voltage environments such as battery energy storage systems, solar inverters, and EV charging applications. Furthermore, this eBook highlights emerging engineering topics such as V2X ecosystems, fleet telematics with 5G, the future of high-powered EV charging and other design trends providing insights into the EV and connected transportation eMobility revolution. The book describes the EV evolution from transportation modes to dynamic data hubs, as the rise of fleet telematics and the integration of 5G turn vehicles into roaming data centres including a deep dive into the emerging V2X communication standards for the next generation of EVs.

AC-DC Power Supplies for Industrial, IoT, and EV Applications
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cui.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-12

CUI announced the addition of three, chassis mount ac-dc power supplies housed in compact metal cases with the VGS-500, VGS-350D, and VGS-200E series line of products. The ultra-slim designs make the power supplies appropriate for industrial and IoT use in harsh environments for inductive load applications such as motors, relays, and contactors. The power supplies are also well suited for the growing deployment of electric vehicle charges. With universal input voltage 85-305 VAC or 120-430 VDC and a wide operating temperature (-40 C to +85 C), the products from CUI, exceed competitors in the space both in voltage and temperature range. The VGS-200E also has a better MTBF rating over competing products, up to 300,000 hours. All products feature bottom and side installation and are certified to the EN 62368 safety standard with an operating altitude of up to 5,000m.

Gate Drivers for 62 mm SiC and IGBT Modules
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power.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-12

Power Integrations announced a family of plug-and-play gate drivers for 62 mm silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFET and silicon IGBT modules rated up to 1700 V, with enhanced protection features to ensure safe, reliable operation. SCALETM-2 2SP0230T2x0 dual-channel gate drivers deploy short-circuit protection in less than two microseconds, protecting the compact SiC MOSFETs against damaging over-currents. The drivers also include advanced active clamping (AAC) to protect the switches against over-voltage during turn-off, enabling higher DC link operating voltages.
Thorsten Schmidt, product marketing manager at Power Integrations, commented: "The 2SP0230T2x0 gate drivers are flexible; the same hardware can be used to drive either SiC MOSFET or IGBT modules. This reduces both system design and sourcing challenges, and the plug-and-play approach speeds development."
Ideal for applications such as railway auxiliary converters, offboard EV chargers and STATic synchronous COMpensator (STATCOM) voltage regulators for the power grid, 2SP0230T2x0 gate drivers are based on Power Integrations' proven SCALE-2 technology, resulting in higher levels of integration, smaller size, more functionality and enhanced system reliability. Power Integrations' compact 134 x 62 mm 2SP0230T2x0 provides reinforced isolation at 1700 V, enabling use for up to 1700 V operation; this is 500 V higher than conventional drivers, which are typically limited to 1200 V.

High-Power Centre of Excellence in UK to accelerate Electrification and Sustainability
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  • Industry News
  • 2023-12-12

Arrow Electronics and its engineering services company, eInfochips, have announced the establishment of a High-Power Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Swindon, United Kingdom. The purpose of this High-Power CoE is to assist customers in the development of high-power solutions, a critical component in advancing electrification and sustainability initiatives. The CoE will address the complexities associated with high-power electronics design, including lack of power expertise, stringent functional safety and reliability requirements, intricate PCB layout, and the necessity for costly testing equipment. Therefore the CoE is equipped with a high-power lab in Swindon and an experienced engineering team from eInfochips. The goal is to empower innovators to navigate the complexities of high-power electronics design effectively. The High-Power CoE will design products for all customers of Arrow and its subsidiaries, such as Richardson RFPD.

One of the Most Sustainable Companies Globally
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  • Industry News
  • 2023-12-11

Infineon Technologies has once again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, as announced by S&P Global last Friday in New York, USA. "We are proud that Infineon has been chosen as one of the world's most sustainable companies for the 14th consecutive year", said Elke Reichart, Member of the Board and Chief Digital Transformation Officer, responsible for Sustainability at Infineon. "Moreover, we feel strongly encouraged to keep up our efforts at making further progress towards our ambitious sustainability goals. Therefore, we are continuously developing our processes and drive innovation within the company and beyond. The green and the digital transformation go hand in hand." Infineon is well on track with the implementation of ist CO2-neutrality goal by 2030 (Scope 1 and 2). To date emissions have been reduced by 56.8 percent compared with the base year of 2019 while approximately doubling the business at the same time. As a leading manufacturer of semiconductors for power electronic systems and the IoT, Infineon makes a significant contribution to decarbonization on the way to a net-zero society. Infineon's products and solutions help to save 34 times more CO 2 emissions over the course of their usage than were created during their production.

HEMT Family in Easy-to-Use Flip Chip QFN Packaging
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innoscience.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-11

Innoscience Technology has announced a range of low voltage discrete HEMTs in FCQFN packaging. Rated at 40 V, 100 V and 150 V, the 'flip chip' formatting makes it simple for engineers to use.
40 V-rated FCQFN devices are available with an on-resistance value of 4.3 mΩ (3x4 mm chip size). 100 V HEMTs are offered with RDS(on) ratings of 2.8 mΩ (3x5 mm) and 1.8 mΩ (4x6 mm), while the 150 V-rated parts measuring 4x6 mm are available with 3.9 mΩ and 7 mΩ RDS(on).
The 40 V parts using Innoscience's latest GaN processes achieve performance with figure-of-merit (FOM) values for Qgg*Ron and Idss*Ron. The parts low drain and gate leakage currents enable them to be used in mobile markets and direct-battery-connected applications. Other applications include USB Type C buck-boost converters in laptops. Furthermore, with its latest generation process, Innoscience maintains very tight control of the epitaxy, resulting in a very uniform threshold voltage and on-resistance, leading to a very high wafer yield.
100 V devices suit DC/DC conversion at power levels of up to 2 kW, due to their very low on-resistance. When used in parallel configuration, power levels up to 8 kW can be achieved.
The 150 V targets industrial applications, including solar installations. They have been designed to be very rugged so they do not need the industry-standard 80% derating to be applied (i.e. they are rated at 100% of their voltage). All the 40 V, 100 V and 150 V HEMTs have been tested to and exceeded JEDEC and the GaN-specific JEP 180 standards.

GaN FETs in Compact SMD Packaging
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nexperia.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-11

Nexperia announced that its GaN FET devices, featuring high-voltage GaN HEMT technology in proprietary copper-clip CCPAK surface mount packaging, are now available to designers of industrial and renewable energy applications. Building on two decades of expertise in supplying high-volume, high-quality copper-clip SMD packaging, Nexperia is now proud to extend its packaging approach to GaN cascode switches in CCPAK. The GAN039-650NTB, a 33 mΩ (typ.) Gallium Nitride (GaN) FET within the CCPAK1212i top-side cooling package, ushers in a new era of wide bandgap semiconductors and copper-clip packaging. This technology offers advantages for renewable energy applications such as solar and residential heat pumps, further enhancing Nexperia's commitment to developing the latest component technology for sustainable applications. It is also suited to a wide spectrum of industrial applications such as servo drives, switched-mode power supplies (SMPS), server, and telecom. Nexperia's CCPAK surface mount packaging uses Nexperia's proven innovative copper-clip package technology to replace internal bond wires. This reduces parasitic losses, optimizes electrical and thermal performance, and improves device reliability. For maximum flexibility in designs, these CCPAK GaN FETs are available in top- or bottom-cooled configurations to further improve heat dissipation.
The cascode configuration of the GAN039-650NTB enables it to deliver superior switching and on-state performance, with a robust gate offering high margins against noise.  This feature also simplifies application designs by eliminating the requirement for complex gate drivers and control circuitry, instead allowing them to be conveniently driven using standard silicon MOSFET drivers.

Collaboration in Manufacturing Power Devices
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rohm.com
  • Industry News
  • 2023-12-08

A plan by ROHM and Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation to collaborate in the manufacture and increased volume production of power devices has been recognized and will be supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a measure supporting the Japanese Government's target of secure and stable semiconductor supply. ROHM and Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage will respectively make intensive investments in silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon (Si) power devices, effectively enhance their supply capabilities, and complementally utilize other party's production capacity. ROHM has already announced its participation in the privatization of Toshiba, but this investment did not serve as the starting point for manufacturing collaboration between the two companies. Under intensifying international competition in the semiconductor industry, ROHM and Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage have been considering collaboration in the power device business for some time, and that resulted in the joint application. ROHM and Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage will collaborate in manufacturing power devices, through intensive investments in SiC and Si power devices, respectively, toward enhancing both companies' international competitiveness. The companies will also seek to contribute to strengthening the resilience of semiconductor supply chains in Japan.

1-Cell Li-Ion Battery Protection IC with Temperature Sensor Input
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-08

Nisshinbo Micro Devices has launched the R5668 series single-cell Li-Ion battery protection IC with additional safety measures and control functions for applications demanding a higher level of safety and reliability. The R5668 offers an additional input for connecting an external temperature sensor. This sensor measures the battery's temperature periodically during charging and discharging. In case the battery temperature exceeds a critical threshold and a predefined delay time, the IC responds by turning off both the charge and discharge MOSFETs, ensuring the safety of the battery. During this event, the IC switches to continuous temperature measurement mode to closely track the temperature level. This feature enhances the safety and reliability of battery-powered applications, preventing overheating and potential damage. Parameters for the charging and discharging temperature detection, hysteresis, and delay times are specified in the product version options. The R5668 includes a second additional feature known as the Forced Standby Mode, which can be manually activated by connecting the CTLIO pin to a specific voltage or logic level. When enabled, the IC enters a low-power state with minimal current consumption, effectively preventing further battery discharge. This feature is particularly useful when products are shipped or stored for extended periods, ensuring that the battery remains charged and ready for initial use. The forced standby mode is disabled when connecting the device to a charger. The R5668 comes in a small WLCSP-8-P14 package measuring 1.55 x 0.92 x 0.36 mm3>/sup>.

Call for Papers Open – 2024 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits
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  • Event News
  • 2023-12-07

Calling all those interested in submitting a paper for the upcoming IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology & Circuits. The Symposium will be a fully in-person event with live sessions onsite at the Hilton Hawaiian Village to foster networking, with OnDemand access to technical sessions available one week following the Symposium. The 5-day event will include educational Plenary Sessions, Technical Sessions. Evening Panels, Short Courses, Demo Session for outstanding papers, Workshops, SSCS/EDS Women in Engineering and Young Professional events, and Hawaiian Luau Celebration. Online paper submissions now open! Submission Deadline: February 5, 2024.

Experience the Exciting Plenary Session at APEC 2024
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  • Event News
  • 2023-12-07

The APEC Plenary Session is a long-standing tradition of addressing topics of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer. The on-trend topics featured during the plenary session are brought to you by invited distinguished professionals followed by an interactive Q&A session. This year's lineup features distinguished professionals who will share their insights on a diverse range of topics, including Medical, Wideband Gap Devices, Fusion energy, opportunities, challenges, and the future of power electronics. Check out the current list of speakers and topics below. As a reminder, early-bird registration savings ends January 8th, so be sure to take advantage of our best deal today!

Peter Henry Appointed to Board of Directors
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  • People
  • 2023-12-07

Analog Devices announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Peter B. Henry as an independent director and member of the Board's Audit Committee effective December 5, 2023. Dr. Henry is currently the Class of 1984 Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, both at Stanford University. He is also Dean Emeritus of New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. His appointment expands ADI's Board to 13 members. Dr. Henry also leads the Ph.D. Excellence Initiative (PhDEI), a post-baccalaureate program designed to address underrepresentation in economics by mentoring exceptional students from underrepresented backgrounds interested in pursuing doctoral studies in the field. For his founding and leadership of the PhDEI, Dr. Henry received the 2022 Impactful Mentoring Award from the American Economic Association.
Dr. Henry received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Automotive-Grade Shunt-based Sensing Solution
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melexis.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-07

With the MLX91231 Melexis added a shunt-based sensing solution to its automotive current sensor range. Meeting functional safety requirements, this IVT (current, voltage, and temperature) device combines high accuracy with the intelligence and flexibility of a digital microcontroller unit. The MLX91231, which is integrated in an 8-pin SOIC package, is tailored for DC/DC converters, battery terminal sensors, low and high-voltage power distribution and disconnection devices. The MLX91231 provides a lower than ±0.25% sensitivity drift error over temperature and lifetime and a 1.5µV input referred offset drift error over the same conditions. It allows closer monitoring and therefore greater optimization of low-voltage systems, such as DC/DC converters, battery terminal sensors (BTS), and power distribution & monitoring in zonal infrastructure. By utilizing an integrated MCU, the MLX91231 delivers advanced functionalities beyond just current measurement. Supplied by a regulated 5V or directly by 12V battery, this IVT sensor provides the current, voltage, and junction temperature readout via a selectable LIN or UART output. A diagnosable overcurrent detection (OCD) is already built in to enable safe and simple triggering of pyro fuses without the need to develop a complicated safety mechanism. The MLX91231 is ASIL B(D) compliant as per ISO 26262 and supports system-level integration up to ASIL D. The custom software design of the MLX91231 is consistent with existing and future Melexis solutions.

Financing Dedicated to Environmental Initiatives
  • Industry News
  • 2023-12-07

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has set the terms and conditions for issuing its first corporate green bonds in the Japanese market, as initially announced in a news release on November 10. The proceeds from the bonds will be used to construct a silicon-carbide (SiC) power semiconductor plant and upgrade related facilities. Mitsubishi Electric has positioned sustainability as a cornerstone of its overall business, including initiatives to address climate change and other pressing issues facing modern society. This commitment to sustainability is reflected in the company's Environmental Sustainability Vision 2050 and Environmental Declaration to "protect the air, land, and water with our hearts and technologies to sustain a better future for all." Mitsubishi Electric has set a goal to aim for net zero greenhouse gas emissions from factories and offices by FY2031 and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its entire value chain by FY2051, and is striving to create and expand businesses that contribute to carbon neutrality. In light of the company's active sustainability initiatives, 41 investors have announced their intention to invest in Mitsubishi Electric's first green bonds. Going forward, Mitsubishi Electric expects to accelerate efforts to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in society for greater sustainability.

Motor Driver ICs Enable Full Torque at Zero Speed for Sensorless BLDC Motors
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renesas.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-06

Renesas Electronics introduced a family of motor driver ICs for brushless DC (BLDC) motor applications. The devices implement Renesas' patent-pending technologies that enable full torque at zero speed from motors without sensors. The motor driver ICs enable Renesas customers to design sensorless BLDC motor systems with higher horsepower and speed at a given torque. They also improve power consumption and reliability, while reducing cost and board space by lowering the number of components designers need to use.
Renesas is introducing three motor driver ICs with the new technology:
The RAA306012 65V, 3-phase Smart Driver is a standalone device that can be paired with a variety of MCUs from Renesas or from other sources.
The RAJ306101 integrates a Renesas RX13T 32-bit MCU with the RAA306012 in a single package, reducing board space and improving cost and reliability.
The RAJ306102 integrates a 16-bit Renesas RL78/G1F MCU with the RAA306012, providing similar integration benefits.

The ability to enable full torque at zero speed without sensors is made possible by two Renesas innovations. Enhanced Inductive Sensing (EIS) offers stable position detection when the motor is completely stopped. When the motor is operating at extremely low speed, Motor Rotor position Identification (MRI) is used. At higher speeds, the motor driver ICs use conventional methods. Both of the EIS and MRI algorithms include patent-pending technology developed by Renesas.

150W DC/DC Converter with 10:1 Input Range for Rail Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-06

Flex Power Modules has launched its PKM7200W series of DC/DC converters with an input range of 16-160V (185V/s). In a case measuring 62 x 40 x 13 mm3 the products provide 150W continuous output power and 12V, 24V or 54VDC fully regulated single outputs with up to 89% efficiency and 4kVDC isolation, meeting the requirements of EN 50155 for rail, as well as IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 for IT and audio/visual applications. The PKM7200W series is equipped with a VBUS pin, an input-referenced connection that is boosted to around 100 V, irrespective of the input voltage. This can be used to charge a user-supplied capacitor which the DC/DC switches in when the input power is interrupted. The feature enables long hold-up time with a relatively small capacitor, to meet the 10–30ms requirements of EN 50155. The products are compliant and/or qualified according to EN 45545-2, EN 61373, IEC 60068, EN 50121-3-2, EN 55011, EN 61000-4. EMI conducted emissions meet EN 55032, CISPR 32 and FCC part 15J 'Class B' with an external filter. The PKM7200W series operates from -40°C to +100°C baseplate temperature with derating, depending on attached heatsink and airflow. Typically, the parts provide full load with a 20mm attached quarter-brick heatsink up to 60°C ambient air temperature in natural convection and to around 90°C with 3m/s airflow. The PKM7200W series is fully featured, with a programmable input under-voltage lockout, remote control, output trim and remote sensing. Protection includes over-temperature, and output short-circuit, over-voltage and over-current.

Francis Monteiro is now General Manager of BMZ Brazil
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  • People
  • 2023-12-06

BMZ Group has welcomed Francis Monteiro as General Manager BMZ Brazil. BMZ Brazil is BMZ Group's upcoming, sixth global production site. Francis Monteiro brings over twenty-five years of experience from various top management positions in internationally operating companies such as Sodecia Group, RAR Group - Colep Packaging.

Miniature TMR Sensors with Enhanced Sensitivity and Power Efficiency
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littelfuse.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-06

Littlefuse introduced the 54100 and 54140 miniature Tunnel Magneto-Resistance (TMR) effect sensors which are claimed to "offer unmatched sensitivity and power efficiency, revolutionizing the magnetic sensing industry". The key differentiator of the 54100/54140 sensors is their sensitivity and 100x improvement in power efficiency compared to Hall Effect sensors. These sensors offer activation in the x-y plane instead of the traditional z-axis within the operating temperature range of -40 to +100°C. The 54100 flange-mount sensor's housing measures are 25.5 x 11.00 x 3.00mm3. The case design allows for both screw and adhesive mounting. With a 3-wire configuration (Power - Ground - Output) and digital output, this sensor can switch up to 5.5VDC and 3.0mA output current. The standard lead lengths are 300mm and 1000mm, and there are customization options for high-volume production needs. On the other hand, the 54140 flat pack sensor delivers its performance in a compact package, measuring 23.00 x 14.00 x 5.90 mm3. Like the 54100 it also provides digital output and is available as a three-wire sensor configuration with the same performance characteristics and customization. These Omnipolar TMR sensors are well-suited for applications like position and limit sensing, RPM measurement, flow metering, commutation of brushless DC motors, magnetic encoders and angle sensing.

CoolMOS S7T Device with integrated Temperature Sensor
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infineon.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-05

Infineon Technologies launches its CoolMOS S7T product family with an integrated temperature sensor to improve the accuracy of junction temperature sensing. The integration of these products has a positive impact on the durability, safety, and efficiency of many electronic applications. The CoolMOS S7T is best suited for solid-state relay (SSR) applications for enhanced performance and reliability due to its RDS(on) and its embedded sensor. Infineon's approach improves the relay's performance and ensures reliable operation even under overload conditions. The integrated temperature sensor provides up to 40 percent greater accuracy and ten times faster response time than a standard independent on-board sensor located at the drain. Additionally, the monitoring process can be performed individually within a multi-device system for improved reliability. Compared to electromechanical relays, the total power dissipation can be improved up to two times, while current solid state triac solutions are more than 5 times less efficient. Improved efficiency and the ability to handle higher loads help in reducing power consumption and energy costs. Starter kits are also available

1200V Hermetically Sealed Silicon Carbide Half-Bridge Power Module
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-05

Solitron Devices is pleased to announce the introduction of the SD11487, a hermetically sealed Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Module for high reliability applications. With a hermetic packaging format, the 51mm x 30mm x 8mm outline is the smallest hermetically sealed high reliability, high voltage, half-bridge on the market. The integrated format maximizes power density while minimizing loop inductance. 60 mil pins for the power output stage are isolated on one side of the package to allow simple power bussing while 30 mil pins are on the opposite side for control signals. The SD11487 is a half bridge configuration with two 1200V 12mΩ SiC MOSFETs.  Also included in the module are two freewheeling 1200V SiC Schottky diodes in parallel with the MOSFETs and an integrated NTC temperature sensor. Continuous drain current is specified at 95A. With operating temperatures of -55°C to 175°C, the SD11487 is designed for the most demanding applications such as down hole exploration; space; and avionics. The hermetically sealed copper package combined with the Alumina Nitride direct bond copper substrate provide excellent thermal conductivity as well as case isolation. The integrated temperature sensing enables high level temperature protection.

Rick Brown Appointed as CEO
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  • 2023-12-05

Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies announced that Rick Brown, co-founder, CTO, and Board member, has been appointed as CEO of Odyssey effective December 1st, 2023, replacing Mark Davidson. Mark Davidson is stepping down as CEO and Board Member, and is no longer employed at Odyssey. Due to cost reduction actions, both Mark Davidson and Laura Krauss, the Company's Chief Accounting Officer, have moved to consulting roles for the company going forward. As the company stated previously, they are currently looking for longer term financing and exploring strategic alternatives and continue to be financially constrained. Odyssey has continued to make progress with scaling their Vertical GaN technology and developing the manufacturing process to build a larger device that can handle higher current (power is equal to current times voltage). This larger device will enable them to more widely sample to customers to demonstrate the technology operating at a level which is more likely to be used by customers.

High Power Current Sense Resistor Series Provides Accurate Measurement
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  • 2023-12-04

Bourns introduced four high power, ultra-low ohmic current sense resistor series. The latest current measurement devices from Bourns are designed to help save energy while maximizing sensing performance in power electronics designs. The four CSI Model Series feature low Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) for operating accuracy over a wide temperature range and excellent long-term stability. Their very low resistance levels, low thermal electromagnetic force (EMF) and high power handling capabilities make them ideal solutions for a variety of industrial and consumer applications and power electronics including Battery Management Systems (BMS), Switched-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) and motor drives. Current sense resistors are increasingly being used in higher power applications due to their precise measurement accuracy and relatively low cost compared to other technologies. Bourns developed this new family to help designers meet the monitoring accuracy necessary to provide a current reading that assists in the efficient operation of the circuit. Bourns' Model CSI Series are constructed with Electron Beam Welded (EBW) resistive and copper alloy terminals, and are available in both two and four-terminal options. The two-terminal models are offered in three different footprint sizes: 5930, 3920 and 2512. The four-terminal devices, in footprint size 4026, allow for very precise four-wire Kelvin (K) resistance measurement. The metal alloy current sensing element supports low thermal EMF and low TCRs of ±50 PPM/°C in the 20 °C to 60 °C temperature range. All four models supply resistance values as low as 0.2 milliohms, and customers can select from a range of low resistance options and power ratings of up to 15 W.

Expanding Strategic R&D Commitment in the UK
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  • 2023-12-04

With UK and European companies seeking advanced technology to solve challenges in communications, IoT and automotive applications, many are looking for local support from major solution vendors. Microchip Technology announces the inauguration of a major facility at Cambridge Research Park, Cambridge, UK. At the heart of Microchip's plans to develop more of its smart, connected and secure solutions in the UK area, the center will add significant R&D space, which will allow Microchip's business units to further develop their already broad offering. The site will help Microchip improve its focus on the needs of several of its highest priority markets, such as IoT, automotive, industrial and consumer. To gain immediate benefit from the facility, many of Microchip's development engineers and other staff will transfer from the company's Ely site, with plans in hand to boost the number of employees at the Cambridge site over time. The three-story building will offer approximately 10,000 square feet per floor, providing space to support multiple product lines including 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microprocessors and wireless connectivity products plus technology development, physical design and human resource support. 

Datasheets Enable Engineers to Calculate Different Technical Values
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  • 2023-12-04

Danisense is updating all datasheets for its broad product range of current sense transducers to include formulas and examples to make it quick and easy for design engineers to calculate different values, e.g. current and voltage, linearity error, etc. Comments Loic Moreau, Sales & Marketing Director at Danisense: "One of our development engineers thought it would be a good idea to include more technical data and also formulas for calculating certain values on our datasheets to make life for design engineers easier when selecting the right current sense transducer for their respective new application. Now we are in the process of updating all of our datasheets with a lot of examples of technical data for our products and all necessary formulas for engineers to calculate the most important technical values themselves where required." "We hope design engineers will make good use of our new datasheets and find them helpful in their daily work life," Moreau adds.

High Power Current Sense Resistor Series for accurate Current Measurement
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bourns.com
  • Product Release
  • 2023-12-04

Bourns introduced four high power, ultra-low ohmic current sense resistor series. These latest current measurement devices are designed to help save energy while maximizing sensing performance in power electronics designs. The four CSI Model Series feature low Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) for operating accuracy over a wide temperature range and long-term stability. Their resistance levels, low thermal electromagnetic force (EMF) and high power handling capabilities enable design-ins in a variety of industrial and consumer applications and power electronics including Battery Management Systems (BMS), Switched-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) and motor drives. Bourns developed this family to help designers meet the monitoring accuracy necessary to provide a current reading that assists in the efficient operation of the circuit. Bourns' Model CSI Series are constructed with Electron Beam Welded (EBW) resistive and copper alloy terminals, and are available in both two and four-terminal options. The two-terminal models are offered in three different footprint sizes: 5930, 3920 and 2512. The four-terminal devices, in footprint size 4026, allow for very precise four-wire Kelvin (K) resistance measurement. The metal alloy current sensing element supports low thermal EMF and low TCRs of ±50ppm/°C in the 20°C to 60°C temperature range. All four models supply resistance values as low as 0.2mOhm, and engineers can select from a range of low resistance options and power ratings of up to 15W.

Online Expert Knowledge Returns to the Virtual Stage
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  • 2023-12-01

For a fifth time, the Digital WE Days Conference brought in-depth, first-hand electronics expertise to the screen. Over 4,300 participants from all over the world benefited from the know-how of recognized specialists from Würth Elektronik and its partner companies. The recorded event can be accessed anytime from the online Würth Elektronik Video Center.
"The fifth staging of the Digital WE Days - Virtual Conference was a complete success," says Alexander Gerfer, CTO at Würth Elektronik eiSos. "We've continuously developed and improved the format since it was first staged three years ago. Digital WE Days is now an important part of our service strategy. The latest record attendance shows that top-flight first-hand technical knowledge is on offer." Over four days, experts from Würth Elektronik and its partner companies, including Rohde&Schwarz, KDPOF (Knowledge Development for Plastic Optical Fibres), STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments, presented a varied program with 31 online lectures on topics including EMC, power management and electromechanics, wireless power, and optoelectronics. In supplementary, interactive Q&A sessions, the participants had the chance to delve deeper into the knowledge presented. The event demonstrates that Würth Elektronik is far more than just a manufacturer of passive components. Moreover, customers are supported proactively in their development work, not only with complimentary lab samples, but with free, ongoing transfer of knowledge. This is how Würth Elektronik actively helps turn ideas into innovations.

GaN Portfolio Compatible with Common Topologies in AC/DC Power Conversion
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  • 2023-11-30

Texas Instruments announced the expansion of its low-power gallium nitride (GaN) portfolio, designed to help improve power density, maximize system efficiency, and shrink the size of AC/DC consumer power electronics and industrial systems. TI's overall portfolio of GaN field-effect transistors (FETs) with integrated gate drivers addresses common thermal design challenges, keeping adapters cooler while pushing more power in a smaller footprint. The portfolio of GaN FETs with integrated gate drivers, which includes the LMG3622, LMG3624 and LMG3626, offers accurate integrated current sensing. This functionality helps designers achieve maximum efficiency by eliminating the need for an external shunt resistor and reducing associated power losses by as much as 94% when compared to traditional current-sensing circuits used with discrete GaN and silicon FETs. TI's GaN FETs with integrated gate drivers enable faster switching speeds, which helps keep adapters from overheating. Designers can reach up to 94% system efficiency for <75-W AC/DC applications or above 95% system efficiency for >75-W AC/DC applications. The new devices help designers reduce the solution size of a typical 67-W power adapter by as much as 50% compared to silicon-based solutions. The portfolio is also optimized for the most common topologies in AC/DC power conversion, such as quasi-resonant flyback, asymmetrical half bridge flyback, inductor-inductor-converter, totem-pole power factor correction and active clamp flyback.

SiC MOSFETs for Power Switching in Industrial Applications
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  • 2023-11-30

Nexperia announced its first silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs with the release of two 1200 V discrete devices in 3-pin TO-247 packaging with RDS(on) values of 40 mΩ and 80 mΩ. NSF040120L3A0 and NSF080120L3A0 are the first in a series of planned releases which will see Nexperia's SiC MOSFET portfolio quickly expand to include devices with a variety of RDS(on) ??????? values in a choice of through-hole and surface mounted packages. This release addresses the market demand for the increased availability of high performance SiC MOSFETs in industrial applications including electric vehicle (EV) charging piles, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and inverters for solar and energy storage systems (ESS). RDS(on) is a critical performance parameter for SiC MOSFETs as it impacts conduction power losses. Nexperia identified this as a limiting factor in the performance of many currently available SiC devices and used its innovative process technology to ensure its SiC MOSFETs offer temperature stability, with the nominal value of RDS(on) increasing by only 38% over an operating temperature range from 25°C to 175°C. Unlike other many currently available SiC devices in the market. Nexperia's SiC MOSFETs also exhibit the very low total gate charge (QG), which brings the advantage of lower gate drive losses. Furthermore, Nexperia balanced gate charge to have an exceptionally low ratio of QGD to QGS, a characteristic which increases device immunity against parasitic turn-on. 

Off-Grid BESS Technology: Revolutionizing Remote Power Solutions for Energy Independence
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  • 2023-11-29

Off-grid projects with Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are revolutionizing the energy landscape, providing reliable power solutions in remote locations while promoting sustainability. Off-grid BESS technology is beginning to grow in demand, as it offers a plethora of benefits to customers seeking energy independence through its role in managing power supply and demand. In remote locations with limited grid access, maintaining a stable power output becomes challenging due to the unpredictable nature of renewable energy generation. This is where the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) shines, effectively managing energy supply and demand. BESS solutions help to ensure reliable and stable power output, and play a crucial role in maintaining the flow of energy in off-grid applications. In general, there are several BESS centered applications for remote areas. It could be split into pure off-grid and on-and-off grid situations. If the area has no grid coverage at all, we use the BESS in a pure off-grid situation. Due to the advanced power electronics embarked on the PCS (Power Conversion System) construction, the BESS is very helpful to correct the power factor of the circuit, with this feature being used in on-grid application and isolated systems. Another advanced feature of the BESS is the fast response when the system has spinning machines, as generators. The BESS is ready to respond when a "step" variation in load demand happens, correcting the frequency and/or the voltage level of the circuit in a fraction of second.

Bodo's WBG Event in Munich
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  • 2023-11-28

Only a few days to go, until Bodo will return to the Hilton Munich Airport on December 12 and 13. The program contains over 40 presentations on SiC and GaN, and will be accompanied by a table top exhibition and the opportunity to network with top experts form the industry. Get your ticket here: bodoswbg.com/register

Full-Tunnel Wave Soldering System
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  • 2023-11-27

The POWERFLOW ULTRA is the latest innovation in Ersa GmbH´s wave soldering product portfolio. The full-tunnel wave soldering machine meets current and future flexibility and throughput requirements in every respect. The machine is available with frame and finger conveyor, the working widths range from 330 to 610 mm in the XXL version. The POWERFLOW ULTRA XXL can also be used to solder 5G server boards, for example. The heart of the POWERFLOW ULTRA is the soldering module with process control and flexibility. Its drive achieves speeds of up to 5 mm/s. The distance between the soldering nozzle and the PCB is defined via the ERSASOFT 5 operating software. This allows assemblies to be soldered at a precise distance. The nozzle distance and solder wave height can also be adjusted as required within an assembly. For this purpose, the PCB is divided program-controlled into sectors, which are stored with parameters. This means that each sector can be soldered with individual configurations, ensuring highly flexible processes. In addition, the contact time of the solder wave with the assembly can be stored in the soldering program. This offers maximum process control when moving the assembly in and out of the solder wave. In combination with the nozzle spacing, an optimum solder flow is achieved, resulting in perfect solder joints – especially for assemblies that are equipped, in addition to power electronics, with a high proportion of digital components.

Online Engineering Resource for Battery-Management Systems
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  • 2023-11-27

Arrow Electronics is building an online resource for designers of battery-management systems (BMS), giving access to support services and downloadable design papers jointly written with experts at companies within Arrow's ecosystem. Established to help customers ensure their BMS projects meet critical requirements, such as functional safety, efficiency, battery lifetime, and charging time, the repository is managed by Arrow battery specialists. Technical support services available from Arrow, including from its company einfochips that specialises in supporting complex engineering projects, cover the complete development lifecycle, including hardware and firmware design, prototyping, functional safety, testing and regulatory certification.
"Battery management is central to the electrification of everything, the defining megatrend of our time as we switch to renewable energy to preserve the world's resources and climate," said Ulrich Lentz, technology field applications engineer – BMS, Arrow Electronics. "Customers developing BMS, either commercially or for their own end products, can rely on our curated resources to get the knowledge and support they need."
Performance-conscious battery-powered systems typically need a BMS to monitor operating conditions, maintain correct cell voltages, optimise charging, and anticipate cell failures to allow safe isolation from others in the array. A BMS is essential in equipment such as e-mobility from e-bikes to EVs, cordless power tools and renewable energy storage systems from utility-class to small consumer units.

1,000-Hour X2 Class Interference Suppression Capacitors Meet 85/85 THB Test
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  • 2023-11-27

Cornell Dubilier, a division of Knowles Corporation introduced the MXT Series Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitor. Designed to suppress conducted electromagnetic/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) at a circuit's power input the MXT Series is perfect for use in harsh environments having met the demanding 85/85 THB (Temperature, Humidity, Bias) test requirements. Class X2 capacitors, like the MXT, are typically connected across the AC input to prevent interference from spreading through power lines or other devices on the same circuit. The MXT offers a wide selection of capacitance values, ranging from 0.1 to 40 µF, at 305 Vac and 50/60Hz. It can operate within a temperature range of -40°C to +110°C. The durable box-style plastic case and epoxy seal are both UL 94V-0 flame retardant. Additionally, the metalized polypropylene-film construction is self-healing, ensuring added reliability. As the latest addition to Cornell Dubilier's 85/85 THB-rated film capacitor lineup, the MXT has successfully passed accelerated testing at 85° C heat with 85% relative humidity and an applied rated voltage for 1,000 hours. These extreme tests effectively simulate the harsh operating conditions that many commercial and industrial applications may encounter.

Current Sensor for Three Phase Automotive Traction Inverter Power Modules
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  • 2023-11-27

LEM has launched the HAH3DR S07/SP42, a compact current sensor designed for 800V three-phase power modules. Developers of automotive traction inverters are increasingly using three-phase power modules such as the popular and widely proven Hybridpack Drive from Infineon. These modules are now adopting the more efficient SiC MOSFET technology, allowing vehicles to use 800V battery systems that offer faster charging and longer driving range. The HAH3DR S07/SP42 three-phase sensor has been designed to fit these 800V power modules. Fully calibrated over temperature and stable over the unit's lifetime, they enable a quick time to market with little R&D effort. This makes them ideal for companies developing small passenger vehicle platforms, trucks and buses while restrained by limited R&D resources. The current sensor offers a wide selection of current measuring ranges from 700A to 1200A, and compared to existing units in the HAH3DR family, the package isolation characteristics have been upgraded to cope with the challenge of 800V power modules. As well as the sensor, LEM also offers a large choice of packages and current measuring range options. The HAH3DR S07/SP42 features an enlarged aperture that can accommodate busbars up to 1.5mm thick, making it compatible with newest generation of power modules. It is also compatible with power modules from various other suppliers, such as the Acepak Drive from ST Microelectronics, the SSDC from ON Semi, and others such as Starpower and CRRC.

PwrSoC 2023 – 145 Global Experts Discuss Power Integration
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  • 2023-11-24

The eighth edition of the biennial International Workshop on Power Supply on Chip (PwrSoC) took place at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, from September 27 through 29, 2023. It was the 15th anniversary of PwrSoC. 145 global experts came together to discuss the miniaturization and integration of power conversion and management solutions - on-chip, in-package, and module level. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) is a co-sponsor of PwrSoC together with the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS). General Chair Bernhard Wicht, professor at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany and Technical Program Chair Bruno Allard, professor at Ampere lab, Université de Lyon, INSA Lyon, France, organized and presided over a well-received Workshop. The workshop started with a plenary talk by Dr. Soh Yun Siah, Vice President of Technology Development of GlobalFoundries. Dr. Soh Yun Siah's excellent presentation highlighted the technological needs for the growing Heavy Computing and AI Markets. The audience was challenged to improve power delivery by taking a serious look at GaN+BCD (Bipolar CMOS DMOS) for power solutions that will increase density by up to a factor of 3, allow Heterogeneous Integration of GaN devices and a performance path to the future.

European Research Project PROGRESSUS Paves the Way for Decarbonization
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  • 2023-11-23

Intelligent management of power loads and power sources can make existing power networks more robust in order to handle the growing share of green energy. At the conclusion of the PROGRESSUS research project 22 project partners presented the project's results in Bari, Italy. Among other things, a solution was introduced which would make it possible to operate ten to fifteen times more electric car charging stations on a single network connection. In addition, a strategy for tracking electricity from generation all the way to consumption was presented. PROGRESSUS focused on three central topics: Efficient energy conversion, intelligent electricity management and secure network monitoring. The Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL-JU) and the governments of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Spain supported PROGRESSUS with almost 20 million euros. A total of 22 project partners from industry and research participated beginning on 1 April 2020; the project was led by Infineon Technologies. The project developed highly efficient electric power converters what minimizes loss while integrating battery storage systems and renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics: The converters integrate ultra-fast sensors and SiC MOSFETs which can be switched at considerably higher speeds. This makes them suitable for use in new, innovative charge management systems for battery-electric vehicles which reduce the peak power consumption at the site level by as much as 90 percent, without significantly longer charging times. As an alternative the intelligent charging algorithm can support ten to fifteen times more charging stations on the same network connection.

Subsidiary in New Zealand Opened
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  • 2023-11-23

On the 24th October 2023, Wurth Electronics New Zealand, the 37th subsidiary of Würth Elektronik, officially celebrated with an opening ceremony. Ruth Poon, Managing Director Wurth Electronics New Zealand explains that Tasi Samu, Sales Area Manager has already been successfully serving and supporting customers in New Zealand since 2016. Wurth Electronics New Zealand Ltd has expanded the team headcount and will continue to build a powerful team across New Zealand. "We are deeply grateful to our customers, because their loyalty and trust have brought us to the point where we can establish our own subsidiary," says Ruth. "The expansion strengthens us in fulfilling Würth Elektronik's claim: 'more than you expect.' We don't just want to sell components; we want our service to help our customers use them to make products that are as good and sustainable as possible." The clientele in New Zealand demonstrates their presence in World-Class electronics research and development across various markets and industries from high-tech startups to globally well-known brands. Wurth Electronics New Zealand is capable of servicing the market no matter the size of the client or intricacy of their supply chain from concept to manufacturing.

4000 W Configurable Power Supply
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  • 2023-11-21

Advanced Energy Industries has announced a configurable power supply that delivers application-specific power conversion in a small form factor with up to four times higher power density than conventional solutions. The first member of Advanced Energy's NeoPower (NP) family of AC-DC configurable industrial and medical power supplies, the NP08, combines eight output power slots for rapid and flexible configuration with a power density of 18 W/in3. Rated at up to 4,000 W, the NP08 also has integrated and flexible communication capabilities with optional dongles that support all common digital communication protocols without the need for design changes or modifications. Designed for ease of configuration in both series and parallel implementations, the NP08 can be programmed as a voltage or a current source and operates with low noise performance. NP08 is qualified to all applicable standards including the medical BF (body floating) safety rating and the SEMI F47 standard relating to immunity from voltage sag. AC inputs are 90 to 264 VAC. Advanced Energy's ConnectedPower portfolio of interface options allows the NP08 to support RS-485 (MODBUS RTU), PMBUS, and CANBUS (CANOPEN) protocols. This comprehensive connectivity also makes the NP08 ideal for IoT applications requiring cloud-based monitoring and control.


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Isolated Power Module with 84 % Efficiency and ProtectionThe MagI<sup>3</sup>C-FISM power modules from Würt...11774Product ReleaseIsolated Power Module with 84 % Efficiency and ProtectionThe MagI<sup>3</sup>C-FISM power modules from Würth Elektronik are now complemented by the WPME-FISM 'Fixed Isolated SIP/SMT Module' SMT-8 with 3.3V to 5V, rated for 1W POUT. The DC/DC voltage converter with fixed output voltage and integrated switching power stage, transformer, as well as input and output capacitance, is 100% pin-to-pin compatible with the previous MagI<sup>3</sup>C-FISM, however, it offers improved properties – the efficiency goes up to 84 percent, the ambient temperature range is now specified with 105°C and the isolation voltage is 3kV (for 60 seconds). Like some of its predecessors, this power module has continuous short-circuit protection. The MagI<sup>3</sup>C FISM power modules do not require any external components for operation. Applications for the module include supplying voltages for interfaces and microcontrollers in test and measurement technology or industrial electronics. It serves as simple functional isolation for overvoltage protection. For example, it prevents ground loops and shifts as well as interference in the signal path or sensor systems. The entire product range is UL 62368-1 recognized. The low level of conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference complies with the EN55032 Class B / CISPR-32 standard.07.02.2024 07:30:00Febnews_2024-02-15_8.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_8.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/en/news-center/press?d=fism-smtwe-online.com
Cooperation for sustainable SiC ProductionESK-SIC, a company which is active in silicon carb...11769Industry NewsCooperation for sustainable SiC ProductionESK-SIC, a company which is active in silicon carbide (SiC) materials, and Kyocera have started a strategic partnership with the goal to develop "innovative solutions for the sustainable production of silicon carbide and the associated end products". By-products and end-of-life ceramics will be recycled using RECOSiC technology in order to produce raw materials that are specifically tailored to various end applications. Compared to currently available SiC raw materials on the market in terms of material science aspects, while minimising the carbon footprint of the process, the RECOSiC recycling technology is said to bring a technological upgrade. The partnership between ESK-SIC and Kyocera aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the entire silicon carbide value chain. This will involve developing new manufacturing technologies, optimising production processes, researching innovative applications and establishing circular economy principles for the recycling of SiC materials.06.02.2024 08:00:00Febnews_2024-02-15_3.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_3.jpghttps://www.kyocera-fineceramics.de/en/news/kyocera-fineceramics-europe-gmbh-and-esk-sic-gmbh-cooperatekyocera-fineceramics.de
Automotive qualified -60V P-channel MOSFETsToshiba Electronics announces the availability of ...11777Product ReleaseAutomotive qualified -60V P-channel MOSFETsToshiba Electronics announces the availability of XPH8R316MC and XPH13016MC, two more -60V P-channel MOSFETs based upon their U-MOS VI process. The devices are tailored for use in automotive applications such as load switches, semiconductor relays and motor drives. The AEC-Q101 qualified components are housed in an SOP Advance (WF) package - a surface mount style with a wettable flank terminal structure facilitating automated optical inspection (AOI) of the solder joints. The copper connectivity within the package reduces package resistance, improves efficiency and reduces heat build-up. The XPH8R316MC is rated for -90A continuous drain current (I<sub>D</sub>) and the XPH13016MC is rated for an I<sub>D</sub> of -60A. The pulsed drain current (I<sub>DP</sub>) is double these values, -180A and -120A, respectively. Both devices are rated for a drain-source voltage (V<sub>DSS</sub>) of -60V and are capable of operating at channel temperatures (T<sub>ch</sub>) up to 175ºC. The maximum drain-source on-resistance (R<sub>DS(ON)</sub>) of the XPH8R316MC is 8.3m&#8486;. For the XPH13016MC, the value is 12.9m&#8486;.05.02.2024 10:30:00Febnews_2024-02-15_11.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_11.jpghttps://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/eu/company/news/2024/02/mosfet-20240205-1.htmltoshiba.semicon-storage.com
Call for PapersPCIM Asia is calling for papers. The event will ta...11768Event NewsCall for PapersPCIM Asia is calling for papers. The event will take place from 28–30.8.2024 in Shenzhen, China. As a platform connecting the academia and industry, the speakers can gain direct feedback from both sides. Within this framework the organizer encourage people to present their research. The organizer, Messe Frankfurt, expects "over 600 qualified audiences, mainly R&D engineers" for PCIM Asia. Three special awards (the Best Paper Award, the Young Engineer Award and the University Scientist Award) will be given out to some presenters. In parallel to the conference there will be an exhibition with more than 200 exhibitors. The official deadline for abstract submissions is the 4th of March, 2024.05.02.2024 07:00:00Febnews_2024-02-15_2.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_2.jpghttps://pcimasia-expo.cn.messefrankfurt.com/shenzhen/en/programme-events/pcim-asia-conference/call-for-paper.htmlpcimasia-expo.cn
Acquisition: Electronic Inks added to Advanced Materials PortfolioHeraeus Electronics has acquired the PriElex elect...11767Industry NewsAcquisition: Electronic Inks added to Advanced Materials PortfolioHeraeus Electronics has acquired the PriElex electronics inks business line from Kayaku Advanced Materials. PriElex is known for its expertise in electronics inks. By joining forces with Heraeus Electronics the acquisition is expected to enhance Heraeus' position and provide customers with an even broader range of solutions for thick film applications. Partners and customers of both Heraeus Electronics and PriElex can expect a smooth transition and ongoing support throughout the integration process. Furthermore, customers can be assured of uninterrupted service and access to a broader portfolio of advanced solutions.01.02.2024 06:00:00Febnews_2024-02-15_1.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_1.jpghttps://www.heraeus.com/en/het/products_and_solutions_het/thick_film_materials/prielex/prielex_1.htmlheraeus.com
Surface-Mount Resettable Fuse Rated to 240VACBel Fuse announced "the industry's only surface mo...11761Product ReleaseSurface-Mount Resettable Fuse Rated to 240VACBel Fuse announced "the industry's only surface mount, PPTC resettable fuse, line-volt-rated to 240VAC". Designed to protect against electrical overloads and short circuits, Bel 0ZAF resettable fuses provide circuit protection for a variety of applications in the IoT, industrial, and medical sectors. These fuses are crucial for use in safeguarding industrial controls, test and measurement equipment, robotics, and safety systems, and deliver the reliability and durability required by these advanced technologies. Their soldered surface mount design not only offers cost efficiency for PC mount assembly, but also accelerates design and production timelines by eliminating the need for through-hole mounting. Bel 0ZAF fuses are UL recognized components and IEC certified.31.01.2024 11:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_16.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_16.jpghttps://www.belfuse.com/circuit-protectionbelfuse.com
Offline Flyback Switcher IC with Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) for 95 % EfficiencyPower Integrations has released the InnoSwitch5-Pr...11765Product ReleaseOffline Flyback Switcher IC with Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) for 95 % EfficiencyPower Integrations has released the InnoSwitch5-Pro family of high-efficiency, programmable flyback switcher ICs. The single-chip switcher achieves over 95 percent efficiency with a novel secondary-side control scheme which achieves zero-voltage switching (ZVS) without a dedicated and costly additional high-voltage switch. The IC, which features a 750V or a 900V PowiGaN primary switch, primary-side controller, FluxLink isolated feedback and secondary controller with an I<sup>2</sup>C interface, is intended for single- or multi-port USB PD adapters. Applications are notebooks, high-end cellphones and other portable consumer products, including designs that require the USB PD EPR (Extended Power Range) protocol. For example, the company has demonstrated 140W / 28V USB PD adapters in 68,8 cm<sup>3</sup> using 106 components. InnoSwitch5-Pro flyback switcher ICs feature lossless input line voltage sensing on the secondary side for adaptive DCM/CCM and ZVS control to maximize efficiency and simplify design across line and load. The ICs also feature a post-production tolerance offset to facilitate accurate output constant-current (CC) control of better than two percent to support the UFCS protocol. An efficiency of more than 95 percent allows designers to eliminate heat sinks, spreaders and potting materials for thermal management.30.01.2024 15:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_20.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_20.jpghttps://investors.power.com/news/news-details/2024/Power-Integrations-Introduces-InnoSwitch5-Offline-Flyback-Switcher-IC/default.aspxpower.com
Over-voltage protection: SMD Varistors with high Surge Current CapabilityTDK presents two varistor series in SMD design. Th...11782Product ReleaseOver-voltage protection: SMD Varistors with high Surge Current CapabilityTDK presents two varistor series in SMD design. The types of both series are available for a wide range of operating voltages from 175V<sub>RMS</sub> to 460V<sub>RMS</sub>, corresponding to 225V<sub>DC</sub> to 615V<sub>DC</sub>. While the B72210M series of surge devices, which are equivalent to S14 leaded disk varistors, offers a surge current capability of 6000A, the B72214M series types, which are equivalent to S20 leaded disk varistors, have a high surge current capability of 10,000A. All types are designed for a high operating temperature of a maximum of +125 °C and extremely damp heat environment (85% relative humidity at +85 °C). The SMD high surge series is qualified to AEC-Q200. In terms of designs, all types are available in a horizontal as well as vertical version. The horizontal version of the B72210M series has dimensions of 22 x 15 x 11 mm<sup>3</sup>, while the B72214M series has dimensions of 27 x 18 x 11 mm<sup>3</sup>, (L x W x H). The vertical types have dimensions of 15 x 10 x 20 mm<sup>3</sup> and 18 x 10 x 25.5 mm<sup>3</sup>, respectively. Typical applications of SMD surge protection components are on-board chargers, power supplies, frequency converters, photovoltaic systems and household appliances.30.01.2024 15:30:00Jannews_2024-02-15_16.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_16.jpghttps://www.tdk-electronics.tdk.com/en/373388/company/press-center/press-releases/press-releases/tdk-offers-varistors-in-smd-design-with-high-surge-current-capability/3219634tdk-electronics.tdk.com
Dual-Channel High-Side Switches with Protection for Automotive ApplicationsDiodes has introduced its first automotive-complia...11780Product ReleaseDual-Channel High-Side Switches with Protection for Automotive ApplicationsDiodes has introduced its first automotive-compliant (according to AEC-Q100), dual-channel, high-side power switches - the ZXMS82090S14PQ, ZXMS82120S14PQ, and ZXMS82180S14PQ - as an expansion of its IntelliFET self-protected MOSFET portfolio. These intelligent switches are said to "deliver high power within a compact footprint while also providing robust protection and diagnostic capabilities". The series is designed for driving 12V automotive loads, such as LEDs, bulbs, actuators, and motors in automotive body control and lighting systems. The trio all feature a dual 41V-rated n-channel MOSFET array with onboard circuitry that protects against short circuits, manages inrush currents, and safeguards against overvoltage conditions including load dumps. In addition, the switches provide overtemperature protection with auto-restart, plus protection against electrostatic discharge damage. Loss of ground and reverse polarity protection can also be implemented with the aid of a few external components. A dedicated current sense pin provides analog current monitoring of the outputs and fault indication for short-to-battery, short-to-ground, and open-load detection. These devices provide smaller footprint alternatives to relays, fuses, and discrete circuits. Supplied in a SO-14EP package they are also form, fit, and functional equivalents for existing power switch devices, where customers need improved product supply.30.01.2024 13:30:00Jannews_2024-02-15_14.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_14.jpghttps://www.diodes.com/about/news/press-releases/dual-channel-high-side-switches-from-diodes-incorporated-provide-robust-protection-for-automotive-applications/diodes.com
Dedicated Website: Alternative Energy Resource Hub with Trusted Products for Design EngineersOn a dedicated website Mouser Electronics now prov...11778Product ReleaseDedicated Website: Alternative Energy Resource Hub with Trusted Products for Design EngineersOn a dedicated website Mouser Electronics now provides engineers with key information to solve today's design challenges through its dedicated alternative energy resource centre, featuring a comprehensive selection of content, products and solutions. Readers will discover uses of renewable power, insights into commercial and industrial electric vehicles, and learn how energy storage systems will be key for the transition to renewable energy. The content offers perspectives on the alternative energy landscape, providing a deeper look into policy changes, energy harvesting practices and energy storage installation parameters. The resource centre is a collection of articles, blogs, and videos.30.01.2024 11:30:00Jannews_2024-02-15_12.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_12.jpghttps://resources.mouser.com/alternative-energymouser.com
More Discrete Semiconductors on the LinecardTTI Europe has become an authorized distributor of...11746Industry NewsMore Discrete Semiconductors on the LinecardTTI Europe has become an authorized distributor of Panjit semiconductors. Doing so TTI adds a range of diodes, MOSFETs, protection devices, IGBTs, SiC devices, and ICs to its linecard. Panjit has manufactured semiconductor discrete components, including diodes, Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS) and transistors for more than 30 years. The company has a wide range of MOSFET, IGBT, FRED, Schottky, ESD Array and SiC devices, bipolar junction transistors, bridges and more, which are suited for markets such as data centres, industrial control, automotive, electric vehicles and 5G. On the picture you see – from left to right: Markus Walz, Business Development Manager TTI Europe; Alla Zoubar-Bloch, Sales Manager Central and Northern Europe, Panjit; Karen Lee, Managing Director Europe, Panjit; Joerg Frodl, Director Product Marketing Europe Passives & Discretes TTI Europe.29.01.2024 07:00:00Jannews_2024-02-01_1.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_1.jpghttps://www.ttieurope.com/content/ttieurope/en/about-tti/news-center/corporate-news/press-releases/2024/january/pr-01292024-tti-europe-distributor-panjit-semiconductors.htmlttieurope.com
Joint Lab for NEV Developments with GaN and SiC TechnologyNavitas Semiconductor and SHINRY announced the ope...11750Industry NewsJoint Lab for NEV Developments with GaN and SiC TechnologyNavitas Semiconductor and SHINRY announced the opening of a joint R&D power laboratory to accelerate the development of New-Energy Vehicle (NEV) power systems enabled by Navitas' GaNFast&trade; technology. SHINRY is active in on-board power supplies and strategic supplier to Honda, Hyundai, BYD, Geely, XPENG, BAIC and other automobile manufacturers. The joint lab accelerates development projects, with GaN technology combining with system-design skills and engineering talent to enable higher high power density, lightweight, efficient designs that translate to faster charging and extended range, with faster time-to-market. Navitas' own dedicated EV system Design Center, located in Shanghai will provide comprehensive technical support for the joint lab. Navitas will not only supply SHINRY with power devices, but will also engage in system-level R&D from the initial stages of product specification and design, through to test platforms and customized packaging solutions. The result will be more efficient, higher power density, more reliable, and cost-effective power systems for NEVs.25.01.2024 11:00:00Jannews_2024-02-01_5.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_5.jpghttps://navitassemi.com/navitas-and-shinry-accelerate-new-energy-vehicle-developments-with-next-gen-power-semiconductors/navitassemi.com
Joint Innovation Application Center for PD fast charging and and CO2-saving SolutionsInfineon Technologies announced its joint Innovati...11772Industry NewsJoint Innovation Application Center for PD fast charging and and CO<sub>2</sub>-saving SolutionsInfineon Technologies announced its joint Innovation Application Center in Shenzhen with Anker Innovations, a company which is very active in charging technology. With the center already fully operating, it is paving the way for more energy-efficient and CO<sub>2</sub>-saving charging solutions that support decarbonization. Driven by the growing consumer demand for faster charging solutions due to an increasing usage of mobile devices, laptops and other battery-powered devices, the idea of establishing an Anker-Infineon Innovation Application Center dated back to 2021. After two years of preparation, this Innovation Application Center now serves as application hub for local partners to develop power-delivery (PD) fast charging solutions with higher power density, mainly based on Infineon's next-generation Hybrid Flyback (HFB) controller product family and the CoolGaN IPS for fast chargers above 100W. With the Innovation Application Center also intend to shorten the application cycle and accelerate the time to market for future products. Beyond charging solutions, the joint lab is focusing on a more diversified range of consumer applications using semiconductors based on wide-bandgap materials such as GaN.25.01.2024 11:00:00Jannews_2024-02-15_6.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_6.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2024/INFPSS202401-050.htmlinfineon.com
Head of Sales for Passives and Electromechanical ComponentsWürth Elektronik eiSos combines sales for the prod...11749PeopleHead of Sales for Passives and Electromechanical ComponentsWürth Elektronik eiSos combines sales for the product groups 'passive and electromechanical components' into a single management structure. The Head of Sales in the new structure is Heiko Arnold. He was previously responsible for the sales of passive components in Germany, has now also taken over responsibility for the sales of electromechanical components. Heiko Arnold has been with Würth Elektronik eiSos for 24 years and looks back over more than 20 years of national and international management experience in sales. He points out: "We always see Sales and Customer Service in its entirety."25.01.2024 10:00:00Jannews_2024-02-01_4.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_4.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/en/news-center/press?d=head-of-saleswe-online.com
Compact SOT-223-3 600V MOSFETs for Smaller, Lower Profile DesignsROHM Semiconductor announced a lineup of compact 6...11762Product ReleaseCompact SOT-223-3 600V MOSFETs for Smaller, Lower Profile DesignsROHM Semiconductor announced a lineup of compact 600V Super Junction MOSFETs, the R6004END4 / R6003KND4 / R6006KND4 / R6002JND4 / R6003JND4. These devices are well-suited for small lighting power supplies, pumps, and motors. Compared to the conventional TO-252 package (6.60mm × 10.00mm × 2.30mm), ROHM's products reduce area and thickness by 31% and 27%, contributing to smaller, lower profile applications. At the same time, the same footprint as the TO-252 package can be used, enabling mounting on existing circuit boards without modification. Offering distinctive features, three of the models are optimized for compact power supplies. The R6004END4, characterized by low noise, is suitable for applications where noise is a concern, while the R6003KND4 and R6006KND4, capable of high-speed switching, are designed for sets requiring low loss, high efficiency operation. The R6002JND4 and R6003JND4 utilize proprietary PrestoMOS technology to achieve significantly lower switching losses by speeding up reverse recovery time (trr) to typically 40ns or, respectively, 42ns, making them well-suited for motor-equipped devices. These devices' gate capacities QGS at 15V are specified to be 7nC and, respectively, 8nC.24.01.2024 12:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_17.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_17.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=2024-01-24_news_sjmos&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
100V MOSFET in Double-Sided Cooling DFN 5x6 Package for almost 200AAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the AONA66...11760Product Release100V MOSFET in Double-Sided Cooling DFN 5x6 Package for almost 200AAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the AONA66916, which is a 100V MOSFET packaged in a top and bottom side cooling DFN 5 x 6 package. This package keeps the semiconductor products cooler. Typically, when using the standard DFN 5x6 package, the bottom contact is the main contributor for cooling, and most of the heat generated by the Power MOSFETs will be transferred to the PCB. This increases the PCB thermal management design considerations to meet system requirements. AOS' top and bottom cooling DFN 5x6 package enables heat transfer between the exposed top contact and heat sink due to its large surface contact area construction. This allows the device to achieve a low thermal resistance (Rthc-top max) of 0.5°C / W with results being transferred to the PCB board, enabling significant thermal performance improvements. The top exposed DFN 5x6 package of the AONA66916 shares the same 5mm x 6mm footprint as AOS' standard DFN 5x6 package, eliminating the need to modify existing PCB layouts. AONA66916 has a maximum R<sub>DS(on)</sub> rating of 3.4mOhms and operates with a maximum junction temperature of 175°C. Its continuous drain current is specified to be 197A at 25°C.24.01.2024 10:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_15.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_15.jpghttps://aosmd.com/sites/default/files/2024-01/AONA66916_PR.pdfaosmd.com
New Headquarters and Manufacturing Center in Chandler, AZSaras Micro Devices has opened its new headquarter...11771Industry NewsNew Headquarters and Manufacturing Center in Chandler, AZSaras Micro Devices has opened its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona. The decision to open the manufacturing center in Arizona is part of Saras' longer-term strategy to support its growth in the high-performance computing artificial intelligence /machine learning sectors and capitalize on the rapidly expanding semiconductor ecosystem in the region. The company is relocating its headquarters from Atlanta, Georgia, where its Research & Development Center will remain. The move involves a planned investment of over $50 million in the Chandler facility covering about 10,000 m<sup>2</sup> of clean room, manufacturing, and administrative space. Saras will employ approximately 50 people in the near term, which will be primarily composed of engineering talent. By the close of 2025, both the site and staff will undergo significant expansion, with a projected growth to more than 12.000 m<sup>2</sup>, inclusive of a larger clean room of about 12,000 m<sup>2</sup>. The proximity of the new headquarters to other key semiconductor ecosystem partners, coupled with Arizona's cost-effective operations and investment in talent development, uniquely positions Saras to capitalize on these strategic advantages while contributing to a robust domestic semiconductor industry.24.01.2024 10:00:00Jannews_2024-02-15_5.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_5.jpghttps://www.sarasmicro.com/2024/01/25/saras-micro-devices-celebrates-grand-opening-of-new-headquarters-and-manufacturing-center-of-excellence-in-chandler-arizona/sarasmicro.com
SiC FET in D2PAK for 750V EV DesignsQorvo unveiled an automotive-qualified SiC FET off...11757Product ReleaseSiC FET in D2PAK for 750V EV DesignsQorvo unveiled an automotive-qualified SiC FET offering an R<sub>DS(on)</sub> of 9m&#8486; in a compact D2PAK-7L package. This 750V SiC FET is the first in a new family of pin-compatible SiC FETs from Qorvo with R<sub>DS(on)</sub> options up to 60m&#8486;, making them well suited for electric vehicle applications, including on-board chargers, DC/DC converters and PTC heater modules. The UJ4SC075009B7S features a 9m&#8486; typical R<sub>DS(on)</sub> at 25°C needed for reducing conduction losses and maximizing efficiency in high voltage, multi-kilowatt automotive applications. Its surface-mount package enables automated assembly flows. This 750V family complements Qorvo's existing 1200V and 1700V automotive SiC FETs in D2PAK packaging to form a complete portfolio addressing EV applications that span 400V and 800V battery architectures. These fourth generation SiC FETs leverage Qorvo's circuit configuration, in which a SiC JFET is co-packaged with a Si MOSFET to produce a device with the efficiency advantages of wide bandgap switch technology and the simpler gate drive of silicon MOSFETs. The key features of the UJ4SC075009B7S include a threshold voltage V<sub>G(th)</sub> of typically 4.5V allowing 0 to 15V drive, a body diode operating with a V<sub>FSD</sub> of 1.1V, a reverse recovery Q<sub>rr</sub> of 338nC and a gate charge Q<sub>G</sub> of 75nC. The AECQ101-qualified device operates at temperatures up to 175°C.24.01.2024 07:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_12.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_12.jpghttps://www.qorvo.com/newsroom/news/2024/qorvo-boosts-performance-in-750v-ev-designs-with-industry-leading-sic-fet-in-d2pakqorvo.com
Measurement Instruments in EuropeDistrelec announced the introduction of KPS test a...11755Industry NewsMeasurement Instruments in EuropeDistrelec announced the introduction of KPS test and measurement instruments for sale throughout Europe. KPS is a manufacturer of electrical measurement instruments for professional installers, electricians and technicians. The Distrelec portfolio now includes a DCM clamp meter that is manufactured in Europe. KPS keeps their EMEA stock in the North of Spain in order to enable fast deliveries to Distrelec, which is a trading brand of RS Group.23.01.2024 16:00:00Jannews_2024-02-01_10.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_10.jpghttps://www.distrelec.biz/en/distrelec.biz
150mm and 200mm SiC Wafer Supply SecuredInfineon Technologies and Wolfspeed announced the ...11748Industry News150mm and 200mm SiC Wafer Supply SecuredInfineon Technologies and Wolfspeed announced the expansion and extension of their existing long-term 150mm silicon carbide wafer supply agreement, originally signed in February 2018. The extended partnership includes a multi-year capacity reservation agreement. It contributes to Infineon's general supply chain stability, also with regard to the growing demand for silicon carbide semiconductor products for automotive, solar and EV applications and energy storage systems. "As the demand for silicon carbide devices continues to increase, we are following a multi-source strategy to secure access to a high-quality, global and long-term supply base of 150mm and 200mm SiC wafers," said Jochen Hanebeck, CEO of Infineon Technologies. Furthermore, Infineon has formalized an agreement with silicon carbide supplier SK Siltron CSS earlier this year. Under the agreement, SK Siltron CSS will provide Infineon with competitive and high-quality 150-millimeter SiC wafers, supporting the production of SiC semiconductors. In a subsequent phase, SK Siltron CSS will play an important role in assisting Infineon's transition to a 200-millimeter wafer diameter. SK Siltron CSS partners with global semiconductor manufacturers by supplying compound semiconductor wafer solutions. SK Siltron CSS is a subsidiary of South Korea-based SK Siltron, a part of the SK Group.23.01.2024 09:00:00Jannews_2024-02-01_3.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_3.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2024/INFXX202401-049.htmlinfineon.com
Power Semiconductor Modules for EVs and PHEVsMitsubishi Electric Corporation announced the comi...11758Product ReleasePower Semiconductor Modules for EVs and PHEVsMitsubishi Electric Corporation announced the coming release of six J3-Series power semiconductor modules for various electric vehicles (xEV), featuring either a silicon carbide metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (SiC-MOSFET) or a RC-IGBT (Si), with compact designs and scalability for use in the inverters of EVs and PHEVs. All six J3-Series products will be available for sample shipments by the end of this quarter. In the xEV sector, power semiconductor modules are used widely in power conversion devices such as inverters for xEV drive motors. In addition to extending the cruising range of xEVs, compact, high-power, high-efficiency modules are needed to further downsize batteries and inverters. But due to the high safety standards set for xEVs, power semiconductors used in drive motors must be more reliable than those used in general industrial applications. Development of these SiC products was partially supported by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).23.01.2024 08:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_13.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_13.jpghttps://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2024/0123.htmlmitsubishielectric.com
Head of Asia OperationsGuanghua Yang is the new Managing Director Asia & ...11754PeopleHead of Asia OperationsGuanghua Yang is the new Managing Director Asia & Vice President at SCHURTER, responsible for all activities of SCHURTER in Asia, including Sales, Marketing, Operations and R&D. Guanghua Yang has more than 30 years of experience, most of which he gained in technology companies in the field of electronic components. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director Asia & Vice President in the SCHURTER Group, he was General Manager & Vice President for Asia at C&K based in Shanghai, China. Earlier, he held other executive positions in sales and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA degree from Tsinghua University.17.01.2024 15:00:00Jannews_2024-02-01_9.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_9.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/en/news/new-head-of-asia-at-schurterschurter.com
AC/DC Frontend Modules with PFCGAIA Converter's AC/DC Power-Factor Corrected fron...11763Product ReleaseAC/DC Frontend Modules with PFCGAIA Converter's AC/DC Power-Factor Corrected front-end modules are compatible with common airborne AC input bus voltages and variable frequencies, while being particularly suited for use in centralized power architectures in conjunction with PoL or isolated DC modules. All of the modules meet the stringent requirements of DO-160, ABD-100, and Mil-Std-704 specifications. GAIA's AC/DC front-end modules have a soft-start, active current limitation, short circuit protection, and inhibit function. The soft-start/active current limitation prevents inrush current during start-up. The short circuit protection safeguards the module against short circuits by shutting down and restoring to normal when the overload is removed. The front end series operates under 50W with two isolated low voltage outputs. Series above 150W provide non-isolated high voltage output.17.01.2024 13:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_18.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_18.jpghttps://www.gaia-converter.com/product-overview/ac-dc-power-factor-corrected/gaia-converter.com
MIL-COTS DC/DC Front-End FiltersP-DUKE has developed the MCF series of MIL-COTS DC...11756Product ReleaseMIL-COTS DC/DC Front-End FiltersP-DUKE has developed the MCF series of MIL-COTS DC/DC front-end filters, meeting the requirements of MIL-STD 1275E (28V DC electrical systems in military vehicles) and MIL-STD 461 (electromagnetic interference control for subsystems and equipment). These filters accept 9-36VDC input voltage, making them suitable for with 28V or 24V bus systems offering up to 250W output power. The devices are also applicable to heavy industrial and rolling stock applications. The MCF series features active input over-voltage protection, clamping over-voltages for up to 50ms to a safe level of 40V, and absorbing +/-250V spikes. With additional MLCCs, the internal EMI filter meets MIL-STD 461G limits. It also includes various active protection functions for advanced protection of the DC/DC converter module. The MCF filter module is fully integrated also meet environmental MIL-STD 810F specifications for shock and vibration and have an operating temperature range of -40°C to 105°C (optionally -55°C).17.01.2024 06:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_11.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_11.jpghttps://www.pduke.com/news_detail28_140.htmpduke.com
Automation1 XA4 1- or 2-Axis PWM Servo DriveFor precision motion control in industrial and res...11766Product ReleaseAutomation1 XA4 1- or 2-Axis PWM Servo DriveFor precision motion control in industrial and research systems Aerotech introduced the XA4 1- or 2-Axis HyperWire Multi-Axis PWM Servo Drives. These dual- and single-axis drives enable machine builders to experience Automation1 precision on all of their systems. The simplified dual-axis XA4 brings control to multiple axes of motion in the same machine footprint. Built on Automation1 motion control technology, the XA4 communicates to Automation1 PC- and drive-based controller products over the HyperWire motion bus, supports multiple feedback device types and includes on-board memory. The amplifiers control brushless AC, brush DC, voice coil and stepper motor types at up to 340V<sub>DC</sub> operating voltage and 20A peak current capability.16.01.2024 16:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_21.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_21.jpghttps://www.aerotech.com/press-releases/premier-precision-motion-control-for-less/aerotech.com
MOSFET Relays Extend Capacity and Operating TemperatureOmron Electronic Components has expanded its MOSFE...11781Product ReleaseMOSFET Relays Extend Capacity and Operating TemperatureOmron Electronic Components has expanded its MOSFET relay line-up to offer higher operating temperature and enhanced capacity in a high-current six-pin DIP format. Omron's G3VM-63BR and G3VM-63ER extend the company's 60V DIP6 MOSFET relay range up to 0.7A continuous load current. Operating from -40 to 110 deg C, these MOSFET relays contribute to much smaller and denser equipment than equivalent mechanical devices. Power consumption on the input is lower compared to all electromechanical relays, but especially reed relays, further contributing to energy-saving equipment. Maximum resistance with output ON is typically 0.3&#8486; (0.1&#8486;. with connection C), whilst typical capacitance between output terminals is specified as 520pF. Their maximum trigger LED forward current is 2mA, whilst turn ON time and OFF times are 2ms and 3ms respectively. For factory automation applications, the models have NC contacts allowing status output to linked devices including power OFF status. The relays can also be used alongside the NO contact type, enabling switching control of multiple loads with just one input control. Applications in factory automation include PLCs machine tools, inverters, robot controllers, temperature control together with fire, gas or smoke alarm systems. Further uses for the G3VM-63ER extend to sensor signal transfer and output signal switching - for example with gas detection and similar alarm applications.16.01.2024 14:30:00Jannews_2024-02-15_15.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_15.jpghttps://components.omron.com/eu-en/products/relays/G3VM-63BR-63ERomron.com
Addition to the Line Card: Rugged ConnectorsAvnet Abacus will be selling the portfolio of rugg...11751Industry NewsAddition to the Line Card: Rugged ConnectorsAvnet Abacus will be selling the portfolio of rugged DEUTSCH connectors from TE Connectivity. The DEUTSCH family of environmentally sealed electrical connectors has been a solution for industrial and commercial vehicles and other applications for more than 40 years, especially where dirt, moisture, salt spray and vibration can otherwise contaminate or damage electrical connections. It includes the HD and DT ranges of robust-circular and rugged-rectangular connectors, respectively, especially designed for industrial and commercial vehicle applications.16.01.2024 12:00:00Jannews_2024-02-01_6.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_6.jpghttps://my.avnet.com/abacus/about-us/about-avnet-abacus/news/avnet-abacus-gains-distribution-franchise-for-te-rugged-deutsch-connectors//avnet.com
Automotive Step-down Switching Regulators save Board SpaceABLIC now offers the S-19954/5 Series of automotiv...11759Product ReleaseAutomotive Step-down Switching Regulators save Board SpaceABLIC now offers the S-19954/5 Series of automotive step-down switching regulators operating at 5.5V with a 1A output and housed in HSNT-8(1616)B packages (1.6 x 1.6 x t0.41mm<sup>3</sup>). The device enables an efficiency of up to 95% when delivering an output current of 1A at output voltages of 0.8 to 3.3V from an input voltage between 2.7 and 5.5V. In addition, while the circuit configuration of conventional switching regulators required five or more external components, the S-19954/5 Series has an integrated feedback resistance circuit and phase compensation circuit to set the output voltage, which makes it possible to configure an application circuit using just one small coil and two capacitors. These characteristics allow the S-19954/5 Series to result in a 45% reduction compared to conventional products. The S-19954/5 Series is also equipped with a power good function for output voltage monitoring. Furthermore, the S-19954/5 Series is also PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) capable and planned for compliance with Grade 1 of the AEC-Q100 quality standard for automotive ICs. Typical applications are secondary power supplies for automotive devices as well as camera modules and other automotive applications.16.01.2024 09:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_14.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_14.jpghttps://www.ablic.com/en/semicon/news/2024/01/16/s-19954-19955/ablic.com
R&D Manager at Swedish GaN-on-SiC Semiconduductor ManufacturerAnders Lundskog is the new R&D manager at SweGaN, ...11747PeopleR&D Manager at Swedish GaN-on-SiC Semiconduductor ManufacturerAnders Lundskog is the new R&D manager at SweGaN, a European semiconductor manufacturer that develops and produces custom-made Gallium Nitride on Silicon Carbide (GaN-on-SiC) epitaxial wafers. Anders Lundskog has a background in process development for GaN materials at Infineon and system engineering from Saab, He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Materials Science, and Master of Science (MSc), Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, from Linköping University of Technology. Spurred by significant interest in volume orders from major customers, in 2023 SweGaN announced the construction of a new production facility in Linköping Sweden to embrace global demand - with prognosis for production is Q1 2024. SweGaN's strategy is closely aligned with the accelerated global demands for GaN-on-SiC epiwafers used in 5G telecommunications infrastructure, defense radars, satellite communications and high voltage power switches.16.01.2024 08:00:00Jannews_2024-02-01_2.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_2.jpghttps://swegan.se/2966/swegan.se
Partnership in Power ProductsAcal BFi now partners with Delta Electronics. The ...11752Industry NewsPartnership in Power ProductsAcal BFi now partners with Delta Electronics. The collaboration between Acal BFi and Delta Electronics combines their expertise and resources for providing solutions to develop power optimised applications, reduce costs, and achieve sustainable solutions. Delta Electronics core competence is in high-efficiency power electronics. Under this partnership, Acal BFi and Delta Electronics will leverage their respective strengths and capabilities to offer customers a suite of power technology solutions along with industry knowledge, and the ability to deliver tailor-made solutions in areas such as renewable energy, factory automation, machine automation, medical equipment.13.01.2024 13:00:00Jannews_2024-02-01_7.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_7.jpghttps://www.acalbfi.com/uk/news-and-insights/new-partnership-delta-electronicsacalbfi.com
Overtemperature Detection Solution for EV Li-ion Battery PacksWith its TTape&trade; solution Littelfuse introduc...11764Product ReleaseOvertemperature Detection Solution for EV Li-ion Battery PacksWith its TTape&trade; solution Littelfuse introduces an overtemperature detection platform designed to transform the management of Li-ion battery systems. TTape helps vehicle systems manage premature cell aging effectively while reducing the risks associated with thermal runaway incidents. It is well-suited for a wide range of applications, including automotive EV/HEVs, commercial vehicles, and Energy Storage Systems (ESS). Its distributed temperature monitoring capabilities enable detection of localized cell overheating, thereby improving battery life and enhancing the safety of battery installations. With a single TTape device, multiple cells can be monitored, thus alerting the BMS sooner in case of overtemperature scenarios with a response time of less than one second. Calibration isn't necessary because TTape can directly integrate with existing BMS. The TTape Distributed Temperature Monitoring Platform is available in tape and reel or box packaging, depending on the length required.11.01.2024 14:30:00Jannews_2024-02-01_19.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_19.jpghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2024/littelfuse-unveils-advanced-overtemperature-detection-solution-for-electric-vehicle-li-ion-battery-packs.aspxlittelfuse.com
Renesas to Acquire Transphorm: Expanding its Power Portfolio with GaN TechnologyRenesas Electronics and Transphorm announced that ...11724Industry NewsRenesas to Acquire Transphorm: Expanding its Power Portfolio with GaN TechnologyRenesas Electronics and Transphorm announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which a subsidiary of Renesas will acquire all outstanding shares of Transphorm's common stock. The transaction values Transphorm at approximately $339 million. The acquisition will provide Renesas with in-house GaN technology, which is described by Renesas to be "a key next-generation material for power semiconductors, expanding its reach into fast-growing markets such as EVs, computing (data centers, AI, infrastructure), renewable energy, industrial power conversion and fast chargers/adapters". Renesas claims that demand for GaN is predicted to grow by more than 50 percent annually. Renesas will implement Transphorm's auto-qualified GaN technology to develop new enhanced power solution offerings, such as X-in-1 powertrain solutions for EVs, along with computing, energy, industrial and consumer applications. The board of directors of Transphorm has unanimously approved the definitive agreement with respect to the transaction and recommended that Transphorm stockholders adopt such definitive agreement and approve the merger. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of calendar year 2024, subject to Transphorm stockholder approval, required regulatory clearances and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. In other news Renesas had already announced the establishment of an in-house SiC production line, supported by a 10 year SiC wafer supply agreement.11.01.2024 06:00:00Jannews_2024-01-15_1.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_1.jpghttps://www.renesas.com/us/en/about/press-room/renesas-acquire-transphorm-expand-its-power-portfolio-gan-technologyrenesas.com
APEC 2024 Provides Childcare During the Conference and ExhibitionOnsite at APEC 2024, day-long childcare for childr...11732Event NewsAPEC 2024 Provides Childcare During the Conference and ExhibitionOnsite at APEC 2024, day-long childcare for children of attendees will be available during the conference and exhibition. In order to use these services attendees must sign up for them by Jan. 29, 2024. In order to do so the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) has partnered with KiddieCorp which will provide on-site childcare services from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from Tuesday to Thursday (Feb. 27-29). Conveniently located at the Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, the services will enable APEC-registered parents to attend the conference and exhibition in the Long Beach Convention Center while their children are cared for next door. The KiddeCorp team is prepared to closely monitor and entertain kids aged 3-12 years with numerous activities designed to ensure they have age-appropriate fun. KiddieCorp employees are trained in first aid, CPR and emergency response preparedness, so parents can have peace of mind while navigating the exhibit floor, attending conference sessions or participating in the Spouse and Guest program events. "Providing childcare will encourage power electronics professionals to bring their families to APEC 2024 knowing their children will be cared for and entertained while they attend sessions and other activities," said Tim McDonald, APEC 2024 General Chair. "This service, combined with the Spouse and Guest Hospitality program offering excursions to Catalina and whale-watching, will provide a memorable experience in Long Beach for the entire family."10.01.2024 14:30:00Jannews_2024-01-01_9.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_9.jpghttps://apec-conf.org/apec-conf.org
STMicroelectronics Announces new OrganizationSTMicroelectronics moves from three to two product...11731Industry NewsSTMicroelectronics Announces new OrganizationSTMicroelectronics moves from three to two product groups, AMPS and MDRF. The Analog, Power & Discrete, MEMS and Sensors Group (APMS) will be led by Marco Cassis, ST President and member of the Executive Committee, and the Microcontrollers, Digital ICs and RF products group (MDRF) will be led by Remi El-Ouazzane, ST President and member of the Executive Committee. The APMS Product Group will include all ST analog products, including Smart Power solutions for automotive as well as all ST Power & Discrete product lines including Silicon Carbide products complemented by MEMS and Sensors. APMS will include two Reportable Segments: Analog products, MEMS and Sensors (AM&S); Power and discrete products (P&D). The MDRF Product Group will include all ST digital ICs and microcontrollers, including automotive microcontrollers but also RF, ADAS, Infotainment ICs. MDRF will include two Reportable Segments: Microcontrollers (MCU) as well as Digital ICs and RF Products (D&RF). Concurrent with this new organization Marco Monti, ST President of the former Automotive and Discrete Product Group, will leave the company. To complement the existing Sales & Marketing organization, a new application marketing organization by end market will be implemented across all ST Regions. This will provide ST customers with end-to-end system solutions based on the company's product and technology portfolio. The application marketing organization will cover the following four end markets: Automotive / Industrial Power and Energy / Industrial Automation, IoT and AI / Personal Electronics, Communication Equipment and Computer Peripherals. The current regional Sales & Marketing organization remains unchanged.10.01.2024 13:30:00Jannews_2024-01-15_8.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_8.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/c3225.htmlst.com
Acquisition of 1500 VDC Converter Technology and TeamDanfoss Drives has announced the acquisition of th...11730Industry NewsAcquisition of 1500 VDC Converter Technology and TeamDanfoss Drives has announced the acquisition of the ACE300 product and the takeover of the product team from Finland-based company Ampner to extend the electrification portfolio with a dedicated 1500 VDC power converter. The product will be integrated within Danfoss Drives' portfolio of Electrification Solutions with primary focus on Smart Grids and energy storage. Mika Kulju, President of the Danfoss Drives business, says: "With 2030 climate targets becoming ever more imminent, decarbonization via electrification is accelerating in multiple sectors. There is a growing trend in all focus application areas where 1500 V DC is starting to play a key role. This is a big step for Danfoss Drives in ensuring a complete electrification offering, thus securing the right solutions for our customers in their electrification projects."10.01.2024 12:30:00Jannews_2024-01-15_7.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_7.jpghttps://www.danfoss.com/en/about-danfoss/news/dds/danfoss-acquires-1500-VDC-converter-technology-and-extends-electrification-portfolio/danfoss.com
GaN FETs Enable 75 - 231 Ampere Laser Diode Control in Nanoseconds for LidarEPC launches three laser driver boards dubbed EPC9...11741Product ReleaseGaN FETs Enable 75 - 231 Ampere Laser Diode Control in Nanoseconds for LidarEPC launches three laser driver boards dubbed EPC9179, EPC9181 and EPC9180 containing pulse current laser drivers of 75 A, 125 A, and 231 A, showcasing EPC's AEC-Q101-qualified GaN FETs. These FETs (EPC2252, EPC2204A, and EPC2218A) are 30% smaller and said to be more cost-effective than their predecessors. Designed for both long and short-range automotive lidar systems, these boards expedite solution evaluation with varied input and output options. All boards share identical functionality, differing only in peak current and pulse width. Utilizing a resonant discharge power stage, they employ a ground-referenced GaN FET driven by LMG1020 gate driver. The GaN FET's ultrafast switching enables rapid discharge of a charged capacitor through the load's stray inductance, enabling peak discharge currents of tens to hundreds of amps within nanoseconds. The PCB is designed to minimize power loops and common source inductance while offering mounting flexibility for laser diodes or alternative loads. To enhance user-friendliness, all boards ship with EPC9989 interposer PCBs, featuring various footprints to accommodate a variety of laser diodes or other loads. Customers can choose one that meets their needs to evaluate the GaN solutions. The EPC9179/81/80 boards are triggered from 3.3V logic or differential logic signals such as LVDS. For single-ended inputs, the boards can operate with input voltages down to 2.5V or 1.8V with a simple modification. EPC provides full schematics, BOM, PCB layout files and a quick start guide on its website.09.01.2024 14:30:00Jannews_2024-01-15_17.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_17.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/about-epc/events-and-news/news/artmid/1627/articleid/3156/gan-fets-enable-75-231-ampere-laser-diode-control-in-nanoseconds-for-advanced-automotive-autonomyepc-co.com
Collaboration on Magnetic Components for ConvertersITG Electronics has announced a collaboration with...11729Industry NewsCollaboration on Magnetic Components for ConvertersITG Electronics has announced a collaboration with Renesas Electronics to develop a generation of magnetic components for 54V/48V to 12V converters. The effort specifically targets applications in the artificial intelligence (AI) and data center power conversion sectors. The collaboration's latest initiative involves 48V onboard power delivery solutions. The solutions – called Renesas P/N RAA228006/RAA226054 and ITG P/N SLA694719C-2R2MHF by the two companies – can deliver 1,000 W per phase. ITG P/N SLA694719C-2R2MHF is rated 0.65mOhm and achieves an elevated current rating of 42 A. Compared to conventional 750W transformers, ITG's enhanced version provides a 46% reduction in transformer DC resistance (DCR), resulting in substantially reduced overall power loss.09.01.2024 11:30:00Jannews_2024-01-15_6.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_6.jpghttps://itg-electronics.com/en/series/913itg-electronics.com
Professional Test & Measurement Solutions at APECAPEC 2024 will be held in Long Beach, California o...11725Industry NewsProfessional Test & Measurement Solutions at APECAPEC 2024 will be held in Long Beach, California on February 25-29, 2024. Professional power test solution provider-ITECH Electronics, will show on APEC 2024 with their power electronics testing instruments and solutions, we cordially invite you to stop by ITECH booth No.1659. ITECH will show all series of T&M instrument products. ITECH new upgraded AC source products such as IT7800, IT7900 and IT7900P will appear at the show, help you challenge MW level test. And you will see our star product IT6000C Bi-directional DC power supply, which adopts the third generation SiC-base technology and integrates the source and sink function in one unit. Also, we will show another explosive product IT-M series, featuring "compact structure" and "high power density", which give users a wide range of choices to meet the diverse testing demands. The IT2800 SMU, winner of three T&M awards in 2023, will also make its debut at APEC. ITECH has brought over 1000 models products to global market, always focusing on innovation, owning 140+ patents and products have been awarded by top international media. ITECH is always stepping forward with their state-of-the-art testing technology. Meet ITECH on APEC 2024!09.01.2024 07:00:00Jannews_2024-01-15_2.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_2.jpghttps://www.itechate.com/en/itechate.com
EC-Q200 compliant Planar Signal BMS Transformer for High Voltage ApplicationsMeeting the need for planar technology that can pr...11773Product ReleaseEC-Q200 compliant Planar Signal BMS Transformer for High Voltage ApplicationsMeeting the need for planar technology that can provide reliable and safe communication in a growing group of high voltage electric vehicle (EV) and other high energy storage systems, Bourns' AEC-Q200 compliant SM91806 Planar Signal BMS Transformer meets basic electric insulation requirements per IEC 60664-1, IEC 61558-1 and IEC 62368-1 standards. Planar-style signal transformers have been introduced to increase design flexibility and robustness. They are also known to deliver cost efficiency and reliability advantages over conventional wire wound transformer designs due to their multilayer PCB isolation and full automation. Offering these benefits and more, Bourns' planar signal BMS transformer features a working voltage up to 1000 V<sub>DC</sub>, superior clearance/creepage distance features and complies with Overvoltage Category II. It also provides a partial discharge level up to 1200 V for ESS usage.09.01.2024 06:30:00Jannews_2024-02-15_7.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_7.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2024/01/09/bourns-engineers-industry's-first-planar-signal-bms-transformerbourns.com
Industry Veteran now CEOQPT has appointed Rupert Baines as its CEO with ef...11753PeopleIndustry Veteran now CEOQPT has appointed Rupert Baines as its CEO with effect from 1 April 2024. He is a veteran of the semiconductor industry with C-level roles including CEO of UltraSoC (sold to Siemens) and CMO of Codasip. QPT is active in developing next generation GaN-based motor drives.08.01.2024 14:00:00Jannews_2024-02-01_8.jpg\images\news_2024-02-01_8.jpghttps://www.q-p-t.com/press-releases/rupert-baines-appointed-ceo-at-qptq-p-t.com
Power Conversion Company buys Provider of Transformers, Inductors and PD EquipmentAstrodyne has acquired Powertronix, a provider of ...11770Industry NewsPower Conversion Company buys Provider of Transformers, Inductors and PD EquipmentAstrodyne has acquired Powertronix, a provider of toroidal transformers, AC and DC inductors and power distribution equipment. Powertronix provides power transformers, specialty transformers, power solutions, and AC and DC inductors for highly demanding OEMs in the medical, industrial, and semiconductor fabrication equipment markets, worldwide. Powertronix is particularly adept at guiding customers through complex qualification processes and developing special solutions that meet the safety requirements of highly regulated applications, such as robotic-assisted surgery. Powertronix will remain headquartered in Foster City, California and will continue to use the Powertronix brand. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.08.01.2024 09:00:00Jannews_2024-02-15_4.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_4.jpghttps://www.astrodynetdi.com/news/astrodyne-tdi-expands-portfolio-through-acquisition-of-powertronixastrodynetdi.com
650V Super Junction N-Channel MOSFETsCentral Semiconductor announces the introduction o...11744Product Release650V Super Junction N-Channel MOSFETsCentral Semiconductor announces the introduction of several 650V Super Junction N-Channel MOSFETs designed for high-voltage, fast-switching applications. The latest additions, available in TO-220FP packaging, include the devices CDMSJ2204.7-650 (4.7A), CDMSJ2207.3-650 (7.3A), CDMSJ22010-650 (10A), CDMSJ22013.8-650 (13.8A) and CDMSJ22029-650 (29A). The Super Junction MOSFETs feature a die structure, which supports high-voltage with comparatively low on-resistance and fast switching speeds. The are claimed to provide low switching losses, innately high reliability die design, and increased power output in applications like electric vehicle inverter, and solar.04.01.2024 17:30:00Jannews_2024-01-15_20.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_20.jpghttps://my.centralsemi.com/paraSearch/parametricSearch_v1_1.php?task=bldPartTable2&PGroup=30&subGroup=30centralsemi.com
Developing a Wireless BMS Production Test SolutionRohde & Schwarz, together with ADI, has developed ...11726Industry NewsDeveloping a Wireless BMS Production Test SolutionRohde & Schwarz, together with ADI, has developed an ultra-compact automated test equipment (ATE) system for wireless battery management systems (wBMS). With this test setup, the necessary wBMS module calibration, receiver, transmitter and DC tests can be conducted fast and executed reliably for verification in the lab as well as for production tests for high yield. It consists of the R&S CMW100 radio communication tester, the R&S WMT wireless automated testing software framework, and the new R&S ExpressTSVP universal test and measurement platform. Due to radiated test, the device under test (DUT) is placed in an interference-free environment such as the R&S TS7124 RF shielded box. For RF robustness testing, Rohde &Schwarz and ADI worked together to get an off-the-air recording solution to capture real-world RF spectrum. They then played it back in the lab to confirm the correct operation of wBMS in demanding RF environments. This solution from Rohde & Schwarz allows a realistic, repeatable, and efficient verification of wireless devices. During several test drives in various complex RF environments, an R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer monitored the RF spectrum and sent it to an R&S IQW wideband I/Q data recorder. For playing back the recorded spectrum profiles in a lab, the R&S IQW is connected to an R&S SMW200A vector signal generator. From the development lab to the production line, Rohde & Schwarz offers a comprehensive portfolio of test solutions for wBMS.04.01.2024 08:00:00Jannews_2024-01-15_3.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_3.jpghttps://www.rohde-schwarz.com/about/news-press/all-news/rohde-schwarz-leverages-technology-from-analog-devices-to-develop-a-wireless-battery-management-system-production-test-solution-press-release-detailpage_229356-1447746.htmlrohde-schwarz.com
FRD Super Junction MOSFETs with RDS(on) of 95 mOhmAlpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) has re...11733Product ReleaseFRD Super Junction MOSFETs with R<sub>DS(on)</sub> of 95 mOhmAlpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) has released two aMOS5 600V FRD Super Junction MOSFETs. aMOS5 is AOS's high voltage MOSFET platform, designed to meet the high efficiency and high-density needs of servers, workstations, telecom rectifiers, solar Inverters, EV charging, motor drives and industrial power applications. The design of today's mid-high power switched-mode power supply (SMPS) and solar inverter systems boil down to four major challenges: higher efficiency, higher density, lower system costs, and uncompromised robustness. High Voltage Super Junction MOSFETs are well-suited for topologies such as single/interleaved/dual boost/CrCM TP PFCs, LLC, PSFB, multi-level NPC/ANPC and so forth. aMOS5 is a High Voltage Super Junction solution tailored for fast switching, ease-of-use and robustness in mission-critical applications. aMOS5 FRD FETs are engineered with an intrinsic body diode to handle hard commutation scenarios, when the freewheeling body diode is in reverse recovery due to abnormal operations, such as short-circuit or start-up transients. The two products released, the AOK095A60FD (TO-247) and AOTF125A60FDL (TO-220F), are 600V FRD FETs with 95mOhm and 125mOhm maximum R<sub>DS(on)</sub>, respectively. In tests conducted by AOS engineers the body diodes of these two FRD FETs have survived high di/dt under abnormal system conditions, even at elevated junction temperatures of up to 150°C. Additionally, AOS tests have shown that these devices' operate with a noticeably lower turn-off energy (Eoff) than standard solutions, which contributes to higher efficiency in light or mid-load conditions.03.01.2024 06:30:00Jannews_2024-01-15_9.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_9.jpghttps://aosmd.com/sites/default/files/res/datasheets/AOK095A60FD.pdfaosmd.com
Michael Sleven Appointed Vice President Sales EuropeSanan Semiconductor has announced a major step tow...11703PeopleMichael Sleven Appointed Vice President Sales EuropeSanan Semiconductor has announced a major step towards strengthening its position in innovative, high-quality solutions with wide bandgap semiconductor materials with the appointment of renowned power electronic engineer Michael Sleven as Vice President Sales Europe. Anticipating significant growth in the European market, Sanan Semiconductor has chosen to boost its top management team with the recruitment of a specialist in the power electronics community who has over 25 years' experience in the sector in various management positions. Michael joins the company after his time with LEM Europe GmbH as Managing Director and Head of Sales. Before that, Michael was responsible for business development and sales for power semiconductors (based on Silicon IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs) at Hitachi Europe. The main market sector here was automotive and industry applications in Europe. Michael also spent more than a decade at Infineon AG in a number of key positions, including Head of R&D High Power Semiconductor Module Development. The appointment comes at a time when Sanan Semiconductor is undertaking a recruitment drive in its SiC and GaN team in Europe with over 10 positions available. The company is looking for sales managers, field application engineers, R&D engineers and customer service team member. The recruits will also support the development of innovative wide bandgap semiconductors that meet the increasing electrification needs of the automotive industry, as well as power conversion in green energy applications. 21.12.2023 06:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_1.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_1.jpghttps://www.sanan-semiconductor.com/ensanan-semiconductor.com
 eFuses Feature Continuous Current up to 100 ADigiKey announced that the EFUSE-48V100A reference...11719Product Release eFuses Feature Continuous Current up to 100 ADigiKey announced that the EFUSE-48V100A reference design product from Vishay is now available for purchase globally from DigiKey. The Vishay eFuse features TrenchFET MOSFETs and is designed to handle continuous current up to 100 amps. It can operate continuously at maximum current with less than 14 watts of losses without requiring active cooling. The eFuse also features a pre-charge function, continuous current monitoring and overcurrent protection. "The eFuse concept is an innovative trend that protects both the user and the hardware in high power applications, and we're excited to partner with Vishay to launch this new product," said Mike Slater, vice president of global business development at DigiKey. "With the steady increase in 48-volt eMobility applications, semiconductor-based resettable fuses like the EFUSE-48V100A are ideal for replacing mechanical relays, contactors and non-resettable fuses." In addition to safely connecting and disconnecting to 48-volt power sources like high-energy battery packs, the EFUSE-48V100A also features fast disconnect of loads in under 2 micro-seconds, a resettable fuse and an adjustable current limit. It is designed to work in battery management systems, EV test environments, solar installations, industry and home automation, industrial and server computing, networking, telecom and base station power supplies.20.12.2023 11:30:00Decnews_2024-01-01_17.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_17.jpghttps://www.digikey.de/en/news/press-releases/2023/december/digikey-stocks-new-efuse-reference-design-product-from-vishaydigikey.de
DC/DC Converter for Railway ApplicationsWith a fully regulated single output (24V or other...11737Product ReleaseDC/DC Converter for Railway ApplicationsWith a fully regulated single output (24V or others, e.g. 110V), each product of the RMD150 and RMD300 series from Recom has an input range of 16.8V to 137V continuous and 14.4V to 154V short term, which means that it is suited for all common global railway nominals. Both parts are typically 94% efficient (peak >95%). Both series are integrated in metal cases rated IP-20 for chassis-mounting with natural convection in any mounting position. The parts operate from -40°C to +70°C continuously and up to 85°C for 15 minutes at full without derating power. This meets the rail operating temperature Class OT4 and extended Classes ST1 and ST2. Coming soon, an '-E' version extends the startup temperature down to -50°C. Certifications/compliance include rail standard EN 50155, EMC standards EN 50121-3-2 and IEC/EN 61000-4-2,3,4,5, EN 50124-1 for insulation coordination and EN 45545-2 hazard level HL1-HL3 for railway fire safety. The parts also hold certification to IEC/EC 62368-1 for non-rail applications. Isolation is 3.5kVAC/5kVDC, reinforced grade. The products are designed for Over-Voltage Category III (OVC III) environments up to 2000m altitude and OVCII to 5000m. The parts comply with environmental standards including EN 60068 for temperature testing and EN 61373 for life, shock and vibration in Class B body-mount applications. An internal OR-ing diode is included, allowing the RMD150 and RMD300 to be paralleled for increased power or redundancy or battery charging. Control and monitoring features include e.g. remote ON/OFF, current share pin and output trim.20.12.2023 10:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_13.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_13.jpghttps://recom-power.com/en/rec-n-ultra-wide-input-150w-and-300w-dc!sdcs-for-rail-applications-297.html?0recom-power.com
Portfolio of Space-Screened GaN HEMTsTeledyne e2v HiRel announces the addition of new s...11714Product ReleasePortfolio of Space-Screened GaN HEMTsTeledyne e2v HiRel announces the addition of new space screened versions of its popular 100 V, 90 A and 650 V, 30 A high reliability gallium nitride high electron mobility transistors (GaN HEMTs). The parts go through NASA Level 1 or ESA Class 1 screening flow and can be brought up to full Level 1 conformance with extra qualification testing if desired. Typical applications include battery management, dc-dc converters, and space motor drives. Two 100 V parts are available with both bottom-side and top-side cooled packaging. One 650 V 30 A GaN-on-Silicon power transistor is available in a bottom-side cooled package. Each device is available with options for EAR99 or European sourcing. Teledyne e2v HiRel's GaN HEMTs feature single wafer lot traceability, extended temperature performance from -55 to +125°C, and low inductance, low thermal resistance packaging.<br>"Our customers have embraced the previous release of 650 V space screened devices, and we have expanded our portfolio to provide additional options. These GaN HEMT products save customers time and money by providing standard devices without the need for additional screening." said Mont Taylor, VP of Business Development for Teledyne e2v HiRel. "Our expanded catalog with standard burn-in make it easy for designers to utilize the latest in GaN in their designs."20.12.2023 06:30:00Decnews_2024-01-01_12.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_12.jpghttps://www.teledynedefenseelectronics.com/tdeaboutus/Press%20Releases/23%20Dec%20-%20PR%20-%20HiRel%20100V%20Space%20GaN%20FINAL.pdfteledynedefenseelectronics.com
Opening Ceremony and Investor Day at Torrance HQNavitas Semiconductor held an Opening Ceremony and...11710Industry NewsOpening Ceremony and Investor Day at Torrance HQNavitas Semiconductor held an Opening Ceremony and 2023 Investor Day at its new headquarters in Torrance, CA on Tuesday, December 12th. Torrance Mayor, George Chen, and Dustin McDonald from the Office of the Governor of California joined Navitas' CEO and co-founder Gene Sheridan to speak and cut the ribbon, officially opening Navitas' headquarters. Around 100 Navitas staff are employed in Torrance for all aspects of GaN and SiC design, applications, test, characterization and quality plus finance, marketing and HR. Further team growth is planned for 2024, including a $20M investment to add SiC epi-growth capability for strategic manufacturing expansion. The investor meeting began with Mr. Sheridan's recap on a year of significant growth for Navitas, with a doubling of revenue, a $92M capital raise, four major new technology platforms and an update on Navitas' mission to 'Electrify Our World&trade;'. Then, Mr. Sheridan outlined a $1.3T electrification market opportunity as GaN and SiC enable and accelerate our transition away from fossil fuels to a carbon-neutral, full-electrified world, envisaged as 'Planet Navitas'.<br>Dan Kinzer, co-founder and COO/CTO then introduced technology platforms including Gen-4 GaNSense half-bridges for motor drive and mobile fast chargers, GaNSafe – a protected GaN powertrain, GaNSense Control, and a bi-directional GaN power IC platform with up to 9x smaller chip size than legacy silicon MOSFETs or IGBTs. Sid Sundaresan, SVP for the GeneSiC product line added more detail on the Gen-3 Fast SiC platform.19.12.2023 13:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_8.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_8.jpghttps://navitassemi.com/navitas-opening-ceremony-and-investor-day-2023-at-torrance-hq/navitassemi.com
Donation for Educational InitiativeVincotech is carrying on its holiday tradition of ...11713Industry NewsDonation for Educational InitiativeVincotech is carrying on its holiday tradition of donating to a good cause in lieu of sending gifts to customers. The company's partner in philanthropy, Plan International Germany, is to receive a €12,000 grant from Vincotech on behalf of its workforce and customers. The money will fund a drive to further girls' education in Malawi.<br>This Plan International Germany project addresses the educational challenges faced by young people in Malawi, particularly girls in impoverished rural areas. Much of Malawi's population – 70 percent – lives below the poverty line. With traditional role models still holding sway, just 21 percent of girls finish secondary school. Plan International Germany aims to boost attendance and graduation rates by providing scholarships, improving sanitary facilities, and creating a mentoring program to guide and support girls on their way through school.<br>"Educating underprivileged girls is a catalyst for positive change, individual empowerment, community development, and societal progress. A good education has far-reaching benefits that extend beyond the individual, impacting families, communities, and entire nations," says Vincotech CEO Eckart Seitter. "By taking part in a project to provide financial assistance, improve schools, and mentor kids, we hope to afford girls in Malawi better opportunities and a brighter future."18.12.2023 16:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_11.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_11.jpghttps://www.vincotech.com/news/company-news/article/vincotech-donates-eur12000-to-educational-initiative.htmlvincotech.com
Synchronous 34V Input Buck Switching Regulator ControllerNisshinbo Micro Devices has launched the NC2780AK ...11776Product ReleaseSynchronous 34V Input Buck Switching Regulator ControllerNisshinbo Micro Devices has launched the NC2780AK series switching regulators intended for consumer, industrial and automotive applications. The NC2780AK has an input voltage range from 4.0 to 34V and an externally adjustable output voltage from 0.7 to 5.3V. An additional external high-side and low-side N-Channel MOSFET and some passive components are required to complete the buck switching regulator controller. The oscillator frequency is adjustable from 250kHz to 1MHz using an external resistor, or it can be synchronised with an external clock to minimise common noise issues when using multiple switching regulators in the power supply. The phase compensation can also be adapted through an external resistor and capacitor to ensure stable and reliable operation. Furthermore, the NC2780AK is able to switch automatically from PWM into PFM mode but can be set in a manually fixed PWM mode as well. Built-in safety features include a thermal shutdown mechanism, over- and under-voltage detection circuits. A UVLO feature ensures that the regulator operates within a specified voltage range. The NC270xMA series offers an adjustable soft-start function. An optional function is the Spread Spectrum Clock Generator (SSCG), which intentionally modulates the clock frequency signal for EMC control.18.12.2023 09:30:00Decnews_2024-02-15_10.jpg\images\news_2024-02-15_10.jpghttps://www.nisshinbo-microdevices.co.jp/en/products/dc-dc-switching-regulator/spec/?product=nc2780nisshinbo-microdevices.co.jp
Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Materials Tested in the OBCAs part of a joint international research project ...11712Industry NewsNanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Materials Tested in the OBCAs part of a joint international research project with CBMM, innolectric has published a study on increasing the efficiency of charging components using nanocrystalline magnetic materials. Innovative soft magnetic cores with niobium were analyzed in direct application in the innolectric On-Board Charger. The results of the study are now available. Felix Burmeister, system engineer responsible for the project at innolectric, was already confident during the tests in the in-house laboratory: "Whether on land or water – our customers already cover a very wide range of different vehicles and fields of application. We want to offer them a product that offers great added value across its many properties. We are delighted to have gained a partner with a large network in CBMM, with whom we can take our technology a decisive step forward. We are excited to see what new ways of optimization the new magnetic materials will enable, first in our laboratory and later in the field!" The results of the study show that innolectric is able to successfully reduce the size and weight of the common mode chokes (CMC) for use in their On-Board Charger by using nanocrystalline materials. This also represents a major step for the further development of charging components in the innolectric portfolio. One of the key findings is that, despite a significant reduction in core volume of more than 50 % and minimization of weight by over 60 %, there was no loss of efficiency or electromagnetic compatibility. In a direct comparison with conventional ferrite-based magnets, the nanocrystalline material therefore performs significantly better when used in the field of electromobility.<br>Visit https://innolectric.ag/research-project-on-innovative-magnetic-materials/?lang=en to get to the white paper.14.12.2023 15:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_10.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_10.jpghttps://innolectric.ag/nanocrystalline-soft-magnetic-materials-tested-in-the-obc/?lang=eninnolectric.ag
APEC 2024 Plenary Session Features Renowned Industry ExpertsThe annual Applied Power Electronics Conference wi...11711Event NewsAPEC 2024 Plenary Session Features Renowned Industry ExpertsThe annual Applied Power Electronics Conference will mark its 2024 event with an opening Plenary Session on Monday afternoon, February 26. The four-hour session will consist of six presentations delivered by visionaries representing industry and academia addressing topics of interest and concern to engineers engaged in applied power electronics technology. The following is lineup of Plenary Session presenters and their topics:<br>-"Surgical Energy: Connecting Power Electronics to Patients – Literally!" by Daniel Friedrichs, Senior Principal Engineer, Minnetronix Medical<br>-"Opportunities, Progress and Challenges in High-Frequency Power Conversion" by David Perreault, Ford Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology<br>-"Innovating for Sustainability and Profitability: How Innovations in Efficiency Enable us to do Good for the Environment While Doing Well as a Business" by Balu Balakrishnan, Chairman and CEO, Power Integrations<br>-"The Drive for Silicon Carbide – A Look Back and the Road Ahead" by Gregg Lowe, CEO, Wolfspeed<br>-"Fusion Energy is Coming: The Key Role of Power Electronics to Commercial Fusion" by AJ Kantor, Chief of Staff and Matthew C. Thompson, Vice President of Systems Engineering, Zap Energy<br>-"The Future of AI Requires Efficient Power Delivery inside the Processor" by Francesco Carobalante, Director Corporate Strategy & Ventures, Intel Corporation<br>The APEC 2024 conference and exposition, running February 25-29 at the Long Beach California Convention Center, continues its long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer.14.12.2023 14:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_9.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_9.jpghttps://apec-conf.org/technical-program/plenaryapec-conf.org
Time-of-Flight Sensor Boosts Ranging Performance and Power SavingSTMicroelectronics' VL53L8CX, the latest-generatio...11700Product ReleaseTime-of-Flight Sensor Boosts Ranging Performance and Power SavingSTMicroelectronics' VL53L8CX, the latest-generation 8×8 multizone time-of-flight (ToF) ranging sensor, delivers a range of improvements including greater ambient-light immunity, lower power consumption, and enhanced optics. ST's direct-ToF sensors combine a 940nm vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL), a multizone SPAD (single-photon avalanche diode) detector array, and an optical system comprising filters and diffractive optical elements (DOE) in an all-in-one module that outperforms conventional micro lenses typically used with similar alternative sensors. The sensor projects a wide square field of view of 45° x 45° (65° diagonal) and receives reflected light to calculate the distance of objects up to 400cm away, across 64 independent zones, and up to 30 captures per second. The VL53L8CX boosts ranging performance with a new-generation VCSEL and advanced silicon-based meta-optics. Compared with the current VL53L5CX, the enhancements increase immunity to interference from ambient light, extending the sensor's maximum range in daylight from 170cm to 285cm and reducing power consumption from 4.5mW to 1.6mW in low-power mode.14.12.2023 10:30:00Decnews_2023-12-15_18.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_18.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4595.htmlst.com
CMOS-Compatible 200mm Process TechnologyCEA-Leti has developed a 200mm gallium nitride/sil...11707Industry NewsCMOS-Compatible 200mm Process TechnologyCEA-Leti has developed a 200mm gallium nitride/silicon (GaN/Si) process technology compatible with CMOS cleanrooms that preserves the high performance of the semiconductor material and costs less than existing GaN/SiC technology. In one of nine presentations at IEDM 2023, the institute said that current GaN high-electron-mobility-transistor (HEMT) technologies used in telecom or radar applications come on small GaN/SiC substrates and require processing in dedicated cleanrooms. The SiC substrates used to grow GaN layers are very expensive and available only in relatively small size. This R&D project developed GaN/silicon technology (GaN/Si) on 200mm and later for 300mm wafer diameters in CMOS-compatible cleanrooms to reduce substrate cost and benefit from existing high-performance cleanroom facilities. As a result, CEA-Leti's GaN/Si technology performance at 28 GHz is gaining ground on GaN/SiC technology in terms of power density. "Our goal was to reach existing state-of-the-art GaN HEMT performance at ~30 GHz with a 200mm CMOS- compatible GaN/Si technology and to compete with GaN/SiC technology," said Erwan Morvan, CEA-Leti scientist and lead author of the paper, "6.6W/mm 200mm CMOS Compatible AlN/GaN/Si MIS-HEMT with In-Situ SiN Gate Dielectric and Low Temperature Ohmic Contacts". "This work demonstrates that CMOS-compatible 200mm SiN/AlN/GaN MIS-HEMT on silicon technology is a promising candidate for applications like 5G/6G infrastructure, satcom, radar for UAV detection or earth observation. It should enable less expensive devices while keeping high power density, high efficiency, light weight and compactness," he said.14.12.2023 10:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_5.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_5.jpghttps://www.leti-cea.com/cea-tech/leti/englishleti-cea.com
POWER2GO – Powerbank thought BIGPOWER2GO is basically a maxi version of a power ba...11745Product ReleasePOWER2GO – Powerbank thought BIGPOWER2GO is basically a maxi version of a power bank offered by BMZ Group. It offers independence from the power grid, both in the event of a power failure and far away from the nearest power socket. Weighing 23kg and measuring 452 x 373 x 192 mm, the portable energy storage unit offers a constant, long-term power output of 2,500W and can even operate devices with peak outputs of up to 5,700W without any problems. The energy density of the 2.5kWh power storage device is specified with 125Wh/kg and the protection class is according to IP 65, which certifies that the device is dust-proof and waterproof, and the fact that it does not require a fan and therefore operates absolutely quietly. POWER2GO will be launched in two versions: POWER2GO LIFE addresses discerning users and, in addition to the earthed socket, offers additional connections (10W USB A, 100W USB C and 120W/12 V on-board power socket), a display and a light while POWER2GO WORK is intended for use in demanding work environments. With the same performance features, the focus here is on robustness and ease of use. The tubular frame around the housing provides the device with special protection. The POWER2GO beats a conventional ICE-based generator not only in terms of size and weight. POWER2GO is quiet and emission-free.13.12.2023 18:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_21.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_21.jpghttps://power.bmz-group.com/enpower.bmz-group.com
1200V SiC MOSFET Power Modules in Half-Bridge PackagesSemiQ Inc has expanded its QSiC power modules rang...11738Product Release1200V SiC MOSFET Power Modules in Half-Bridge PackagesSemiQ Inc has expanded its QSiC power modules range with the introduction of a series of 1200V SiC power MOSFETs in half-bridge packages. Featuring a breakdown voltage of more than 1400V the QSiC modules support high-temperature operation up to T<sub>j</sub> = 175°C. In addition, the modules are claimed to "exhibit industry-leading gate oxide stability and long gate oxide lifetime, avalanche unclamped inductive switching (UIS) ruggedness and long short-circuit withstand time". With a solid foundation of high-performance ceramics, the SiC modules are suitable for EV charging, on-board chargers (OBCs), DC/DC converters, E-compressors, fuel cell converters, medical power supplies, photovoltaic inverters, energy storage systems, solar and wind energy systems, data center power supplies, UPS/PFC circuits, Vienna rectifiers and other automotive and industrial applications. To ensure that each module has a stable gate threshold voltage and high-quality gate oxide, SemiQ's modules undergo gate burn-in testing at the wafer level. Besides the burn-in test, which helps to stabilize the extrinsic failure rate, stress tests such as gate stress, high-temperature reverse bias (HTRB) drain stress, and high humidity, high voltage, high temperature (H3TRB) allow achieving the required automotive and industrial grade quality levels. The devices also have extended short-circuit ratings. All modules have undergone testing exceeding 1350V. These 1200V SiC MOSFET operate with an R<sub>DS(on)</sub> of 5m&#8486;, 10m&#8486;, and 20m&#8486; with current ratings of 383A (B3), 214A (B2) or 173A (B3) and 102A (B2).13.12.2023 11:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_14.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_14.jpghttps://semiq.com/module-packages/semiq.com
160 V 2-Channel Gate Driver ICs for Battery-Powered ApplicationsInfineon Technologies announced the expansion of i...11717Product Release160 V 2-Channel Gate Driver ICs for Battery-Powered ApplicationsInfineon Technologies announced the expansion of its MOTIX&trade; family of products for automotive and industrial motor control applications. To further expand the advanced product family, Infineon introduces the 2-channel MOTIX gate driver ICs 2ED2742S01G, 2ED2732S01G, 2ED2748S01G, and 2ED2738S01G. The 160 V Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) gate drivers are small, powerful, and cost-effective gate drive solutions with latch-up immunity. They are designed for battery powered applications, including cordless power tools, multicopters, drones, and light electric vehicles with batteries up to 120 V. Infineon's SOI technology eliminates the parasitic thyristor structure and provides excellent robustness and immunity to negative transient voltages at the VS pin. The 2-channel gate drivers have integrated monolithic bootstrap diodes that supply the high-side bootstrap capacitor externally, further reducing system-level BOM costs. The devices come in a compact 3 x 3 mm<sup>2</sup> VSON10 package and are available in both half-bridge (HB) and high-side + low-side (HS + LS) configurations as well as two different source/sink currents to drive n-channel MOSFETs in various applications.<br>The 2ED2732S01G and the 2ED2742S01G deliver a source current of 1 A and a sink current of 2 A, while the 2ED2738S01G and the 2ED2748S01G deliver a source current of 4 A and a sink current of 8 A. All products feature independent undervoltage lockout (UVLO) on both V <sub>CC</sub> and V <sub>B</sub> pins – the HB products also integrate shoot-through protection (STP). In addition, the MOTIX 160 V solutions are fully qualified for industrial applications according to the relevant JEDEC78/20/22 tests.13.12.2023 09:30:00Decnews_2024-01-01_15.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_15.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2023/INFGIP202312-035.htmlinfineon.com
Top Management of the SCHURTER GroupLars Brickenkamp has taken over the position of CE...11706PeopleTop Management of the SCHURTER GroupLars Brickenkamp has taken over the position of CEO of SCHURTER Holding AG and has been steering the fortunes of the SCHURTER Group since December 1, 2023. Lars Brickenkamp holds a degree in electrical engineering and has years of experience in leading positions in the electronics industry. His proven track record and expertise predestine him to lead SCHURTER into a promising future. Lars Brickenkamp's last place of work was in Hong Kong.13.12.2023 09:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_4.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_4.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/en/news/new-top-management-of-the-schurter-groupschurter.com
Strengthening the Scandinavian PresenceWith the establishment of Würth Elektronik Danmark...11705Industry NewsStrengthening the Scandinavian PresenceWith the establishment of Würth Elektronik Danmark A/S, customers from Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands now have a direct point of contact for their electronic and electromechanical component needs. Previously, these markets were also served by the Swedish subsidiary. Würth Elektronik Danmark A/S is based in the north of Aarhus. A team headed by CEO Ole Sanggaard Knudsen, Finance Manager Gunhild Nors and Office Manager Claire Boelstoft is being set up there to provide even better support for the Danish electronics industry. "We would like to thank our colleagues in Germany and Sweden for their support in establishing our company," says Knudsen. "The fact that we can take this step comes from the trust our Danish customers have placed in us. Würth Elektronik is established here as a brand and now also as a company."13.12.2023 08:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_3.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_3.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/en/news-center/press/press-releases?d=denmarkwe-online.com
eBook about EV and Connected TransportationTogether with TE Connectivity Mouser Electronics h...11742Product ReleaseeBook about EV and Connected TransportationTogether with TE Connectivity Mouser Electronics has released an eBook exploring EVs and the rapidly evolving landscape of connected transportation. The book includes e. g. charging inlets for commercial and industrial vehicles, enabling safe, fast, and secure charging of up to 10,000 mating cycles while charging at 250V<sub>AC</sub> (at 32A) and 1000V<sub>DC</sub> (at 200A) for use with heavy and medium-duty trucks, buses, two-wheelers, agriculture, construction, and recreational vehicles. The eBook also comprises PowerTube connectors for high-power applications in hybrid and electric industrial and commercial vehicles. The ECPx50B high voltage contactors are built for handling large electrical loads, up to 580A continuous current, depending on wire size and temperature, and offer 1000 V switching voltage of up to 1500VDC with a continuous carry current of up to 500A. These contactors are designed for control in high-voltage environments such as battery energy storage systems, solar inverters, and EV charging applications. Furthermore, this eBook highlights emerging engineering topics such as V2X ecosystems, fleet telematics with 5G, the future of high-powered EV charging and other design trends providing insights into the EV and connected transportation eMobility revolution. The book describes the EV evolution from transportation modes to dynamic data hubs, as the rise of fleet telematics and the integration of 5G turn vehicles into roaming data centres including a deep dive into the emerging V2X communication standards for the next generation of EVs.12.12.2023 15:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_18.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_18.jpghttps://te.mouser.com/electric-vehicles/ev-and-connected-transportation-3/te.mouser.com
AC-DC Power Supplies for Industrial, IoT, and EV ApplicationsCUI announced the addition of three, chassis mount...11722Product ReleaseAC-DC Power Supplies for Industrial, IoT, and EV ApplicationsCUI announced the addition of three, chassis mount ac-dc power supplies housed in compact metal cases with the VGS-500, VGS-350D, and VGS-200E series line of products. The ultra-slim designs make the power supplies appropriate for industrial and IoT use in harsh environments for inductive load applications such as motors, relays, and contactors. The power supplies are also well suited for the growing deployment of electric vehicle charges. With universal input voltage 85-305 VAC or 120-430 VDC and a wide operating temperature (-40 C to +85 C), the products from CUI, exceed competitors in the space both in voltage and temperature range. The VGS-200E also has a better MTBF rating over competing products, up to 300,000 hours. All products feature bottom and side installation and are certified to the EN 62368 safety standard with an operating altitude of up to 5,000m.12.12.2023 14:30:00Decnews_2024-01-01_20.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_20.jpghttps://www.cui.com/news/press-releases/cui-expands-its-line-of-ac-dc-power-supplies-for-industrial-iot-and-ev-applicationscui.com
Gate Drivers for 62 mm SiC and IGBT ModulesPower Integrations announced a family of plug-and-...11720Product ReleaseGate Drivers for 62 mm SiC and IGBT ModulesPower Integrations announced a family of plug-and-play gate drivers for 62 mm silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFET and silicon IGBT modules rated up to 1700 V, with enhanced protection features to ensure safe, reliable operation. SCALE<sup>TM</sup>-2 2SP0230T2x0 dual-channel gate drivers deploy short-circuit protection in less than two microseconds, protecting the compact SiC MOSFETs against damaging over-currents. The drivers also include advanced active clamping (AAC) to protect the switches against over-voltage during turn-off, enabling higher DC link operating voltages.<br>Thorsten Schmidt, product marketing manager at Power Integrations, commented: "The 2SP0230T2x0 gate drivers are flexible; the same hardware can be used to drive either SiC MOSFET or IGBT modules. This reduces both system design and sourcing challenges, and the plug-and-play approach speeds development."<br>Ideal for applications such as railway auxiliary converters, offboard EV chargers and STATic synchronous COMpensator (STATCOM) voltage regulators for the power grid, 2SP0230T2x0 gate drivers are based on Power Integrations' proven SCALE-2 technology, resulting in higher levels of integration, smaller size, more functionality and enhanced system reliability. Power Integrations' compact 134 x 62 mm 2SP0230T2x0 provides reinforced isolation at 1700 V, enabling use for up to 1700 V operation; this is 500 V higher than conventional drivers, which are typically limited to 1200 V.12.12.2023 12:30:00Decnews_2024-01-01_18.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_18.jpghttps://investors.power.com/news/news-details/2023/Power-Integrations-Launches-Gate-Drivers-for-62-mm-SiC-and-IGBT-Modules-with-Fast-Short-Circuit-Protection/default.aspxpower.com
High-Power Centre of Excellence in UK to accelerate Electrification and SustainabilityArrow Electronics and its engineering services com...11727Industry NewsHigh-Power Centre of Excellence in UK to accelerate Electrification and SustainabilityArrow Electronics and its engineering services company, eInfochips, have announced the establishment of a High-Power Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Swindon, United Kingdom. The purpose of this High-Power CoE is to assist customers in the development of high-power solutions, a critical component in advancing electrification and sustainability initiatives. The CoE will address the complexities associated with high-power electronics design, including lack of power expertise, stringent functional safety and reliability requirements, intricate PCB layout, and the necessity for costly testing equipment. Therefore the CoE is equipped with a high-power lab in Swindon and an experienced engineering team from eInfochips. The goal is to empower innovators to navigate the complexities of high-power electronics design effectively. The High-Power CoE will design products for all customers of Arrow and its subsidiaries, such as Richardson RFPD.12.12.2023 09:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_4.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_4.jpghttps://www.einfochips.com/high-power-centre-of-excellence/einfochips.com
One of the Most Sustainable Companies GloballyInfineon Technologies has once again been included...11708Industry NewsOne of the Most Sustainable Companies GloballyInfineon Technologies has once again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, as announced by S&P Global last Friday in New York, USA. "We are proud that Infineon has been chosen as one of the world's most sustainable companies for the 14<sup>th</sup> consecutive year", said Elke Reichart, Member of the Board and Chief Digital Transformation Officer, responsible for Sustainability at Infineon. "Moreover, we feel strongly encouraged to keep up our efforts at making further progress towards our ambitious sustainability goals. Therefore, we are continuously developing our processes and drive innovation within the company and beyond. The green and the digital transformation go hand in hand." Infineon is well on track with the implementation of ist CO<sub>2</sub>-neutrality goal by 2030 (Scope 1 and 2). To date emissions have been reduced by 56.8 percent compared with the base year of 2019 while approximately doubling the business at the same time. As a leading manufacturer of semiconductors for power electronic systems and the IoT, Infineon makes a significant contribution to decarbonization on the way to a net-zero society. Infineon's products and solutions help to save 34 times more CO <sub>2</sub> emissions over the course of their usage than were created during their production.11.12.2023 11:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_6.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_6.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2023/INFXX202312-037.htmlinfineon.com
HEMT Family in Easy-to-Use Flip Chip QFN PackagingInnoscience Technology has announced a range of lo...11716Product ReleaseHEMT Family in Easy-to-Use Flip Chip QFN PackagingInnoscience Technology has announced a range of low voltage discrete HEMTs in FCQFN packaging. Rated at 40 V, 100 V and 150 V, the 'flip chip' formatting makes it simple for engineers to use.<br>40 V-rated FCQFN devices are available with an on-resistance value of 4.3 m&#8486; (3x4 mm chip size). 100 V HEMTs are offered with R<sub>DS(on)</sub> ratings of 2.8 m&#8486; (3x5 mm) and 1.8 m&#8486; (4x6 mm), while the 150 V-rated parts measuring 4x6 mm are available with 3.9 m&#8486; and 7 m&#8486; R<sub>DS(on)</sub>.<br>The 40 V parts using Innoscience's latest GaN processes achieve performance with figure-of-merit (FOM) values for Q<sub>gg</sub>*R<sub>on</sub> and I<sub>dss</sub>*R<sub>on</sub>. The parts low drain and gate leakage currents enable them to be used in mobile markets and direct-battery-connected applications. Other applications include USB Type C buck-boost converters in laptops. Furthermore, with its latest generation process, Innoscience maintains very tight control of the epitaxy, resulting in a very uniform threshold voltage and on-resistance, leading to a very high wafer yield.<br>100 V devices suit DC/DC conversion at power levels of up to 2 kW, due to their very low on-resistance. When used in parallel configuration, power levels up to 8 kW can be achieved.<br>The 150 V targets industrial applications, including solar installations. They have been designed to be very rugged so they do not need the industry-standard 80% derating to be applied (i.e. they are rated at 100% of their voltage). All the 40 V, 100 V and 150 V HEMTs have been tested to and exceeded JEDEC and the GaN-specific JEP 180 standards.11.12.2023 08:30:00Decnews_2024-01-01_14.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_14.jpghttps://www.innoscience.com/innoscience.com
GaN FETs in Compact SMD PackagingNexperia announced that its GaN FET devices, featu...11715Product ReleaseGaN FETs in Compact SMD PackagingNexperia announced that its GaN FET devices, featuring high-voltage GaN HEMT technology in proprietary copper-clip CCPAK surface mount packaging, are now available to designers of industrial and renewable energy applications. Building on two decades of expertise in supplying high-volume, high-quality copper-clip SMD packaging, Nexperia is now proud to extend its packaging approach to GaN cascode switches in CCPAK. The GAN039-650NTB, a 33 m&#8486; (typ.) Gallium Nitride (GaN) FET within the CCPAK1212i top-side cooling package, ushers in a new era of wide bandgap semiconductors and copper-clip packaging. This technology offers advantages for renewable energy applications such as solar and residential heat pumps, further enhancing Nexperia's commitment to developing the latest component technology for sustainable applications. It is also suited to a wide spectrum of industrial applications such as servo drives, switched-mode power supplies (SMPS), server, and telecom. Nexperia's CCPAK surface mount packaging uses Nexperia's proven innovative copper-clip package technology to replace internal bond wires. This reduces parasitic losses, optimizes electrical and thermal performance, and improves device reliability. For maximum flexibility in designs, these CCPAK GaN FETs are available in top- or bottom-cooled configurations to further improve heat dissipation.<br>The cascode configuration of the GAN039-650NTB enables it to deliver superior switching and on-state performance, with a robust gate offering high margins against noise.  This feature also simplifies application designs by eliminating the requirement for complex gate drivers and control circuitry, instead allowing them to be conveniently driven using standard silicon MOSFET drivers.11.12.2023 07:30:00Decnews_2024-01-01_13.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_13.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/Nexperia-now-offers-GaN-FETs-in-compact-SMD-packaging-CCPAK-for-industrial-and-renewable-energy-applicationsnexperia.com
Collaboration in Manufacturing Power DevicesA plan by ROHM and Toshiba Electronic Devices & St...11695Industry NewsCollaboration in Manufacturing Power DevicesA plan by ROHM and Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation to collaborate in the manufacture and increased volume production of power devices has been recognized and will be supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a measure supporting the Japanese Government's target of secure and stable semiconductor supply. ROHM and Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage will respectively make intensive investments in silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon (Si) power devices, effectively enhance their supply capabilities, and complementally utilize other party's production capacity. ROHM has already announced its participation in the privatization of Toshiba, but this investment did not serve as the starting point for manufacturing collaboration between the two companies. Under intensifying international competition in the semiconductor industry, ROHM and Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage have been considering collaboration in the power device business for some time, and that resulted in the joint application. ROHM and Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage will collaborate in manufacturing power devices, through intensive investments in SiC and Si power devices, respectively, toward enhancing both companies' international competitiveness. The companies will also seek to contribute to strengthening the resilience of semiconductor supply chains in Japan.08.12.2023 18:00:00Decnews_2023-12-15_13.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_13.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?newsTabIndex=2rohm.com
1-Cell Li-Ion Battery Protection IC with Temperature Sensor InputNisshinbo Micro Devices has launched the R5668 ser...11739Product Release1-Cell Li-Ion Battery Protection IC with Temperature Sensor InputNisshinbo Micro Devices has launched the R5668 series single-cell Li-Ion battery protection IC with additional safety measures and control functions for applications demanding a higher level of safety and reliability. The R5668 offers an additional input for connecting an external temperature sensor. This sensor measures the battery's temperature periodically during charging and discharging. In case the battery temperature exceeds a critical threshold and a predefined delay time, the IC responds by turning off both the charge and discharge MOSFETs, ensuring the safety of the battery. During this event, the IC switches to continuous temperature measurement mode to closely track the temperature level. This feature enhances the safety and reliability of battery-powered applications, preventing overheating and potential damage. Parameters for the charging and discharging temperature detection, hysteresis, and delay times are specified in the product version options. The R5668 includes a second additional feature known as the Forced Standby Mode, which can be manually activated by connecting the CTLIO pin to a specific voltage or logic level. When enabled, the IC enters a low-power state with minimal current consumption, effectively preventing further battery discharge. This feature is particularly useful when products are shipped or stored for extended periods, ensuring that the battery remains charged and ready for initial use. The forced standby mode is disabled when connecting the device to a charger. The R5668 comes in a small WLCSP-8-P14 package measuring 1.55 x 0.92 x 0.36 mm<sup>3>/sup>.08.12.2023 12:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_15.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_15.jpghttps://www.nisshinbo-microdevices.co.jp/en/products/lithium-ion-battery-protection/spec/?product=r5668nisshinbo-microdevices.co.jp
Call for Papers Open – 2024 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology and CircuitsCalling all those interested in submitting a paper...11693Event NewsCall for Papers Open – 2024 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology and CircuitsCalling all those interested in submitting a paper for the upcoming IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology & Circuits. The Symposium will be a fully in-person event with live sessions onsite at the Hilton Hawaiian Village to foster networking, with OnDemand access to technical sessions available one week following the Symposium. The 5-day event will include educational Plenary Sessions, Technical Sessions. Evening Panels, Short Courses, Demo Session for outstanding papers, Workshops, SSCS/EDS Women in Engineering and Young Professional events, and Hawaiian Luau Celebration. Online paper submissions now open! Submission Deadline: February 5, 2024.07.12.2023 16:00:00Decnews_2023-12-15_11.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_11.jpghttps://www.vlsisymposium.org/call-for-papers/vlsisymposium.org
Experience the Exciting Plenary Session at APEC 2024The APEC Plenary Session is a long-standing tradit...11689Event NewsExperience the Exciting Plenary Session at APEC 2024The APEC Plenary Session is a long-standing tradition of addressing topics of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer. The on-trend topics featured during the plenary session are brought to you by invited distinguished professionals followed by an interactive Q&A session. This year's lineup features distinguished professionals who will share their insights on a diverse range of topics, including Medical, Wideband Gap Devices, Fusion energy, opportunities, challenges, and the future of power electronics. Check out the current list of speakers and topics below. As a reminder, early-bird registration savings ends January 8th, so be sure to take advantage of our best deal today!07.12.2023 12:00:00Decnews_2023-12-15_7.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_7.jpghttps://apec-conf.org/technical-program/plenaryapec-conf.org
Peter Henry Appointed to Board of DirectorsAnalog Devices announced that its Board of Directo...11709PeoplePeter Henry Appointed to Board of DirectorsAnalog Devices announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Peter B. Henry as an independent director and member of the Board's Audit Committee effective December 5, 2023. Dr. Henry is currently the Class of 1984 Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, both at Stanford University. He is also Dean Emeritus of New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. His appointment expands ADI's Board to 13 members. Dr. Henry also leads the Ph.D. Excellence Initiative (PhDEI), a post-baccalaureate program designed to address underrepresentation in economics by mentoring exceptional students from underrepresented backgrounds interested in pursuing doctoral studies in the field. For his founding and leadership of the PhDEI, Dr. Henry received the 2022 Impactful Mentoring Award from the American Economic Association.<br>Dr. Henry received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.07.12.2023 12:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_7.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_7.jpghttps://www.analog.com/en/about-adi/news-room/press-releases/2023/12-7-23-adi-appoints-peter-henry-to-its-board-of-directors.htmlanalog.com
Automotive-Grade Shunt-based Sensing SolutionWith the MLX91231 Melexis added a shunt-based sens...11735Product ReleaseAutomotive-Grade Shunt-based Sensing SolutionWith the MLX91231 Melexis added a shunt-based sensing solution to its automotive current sensor range. Meeting functional safety requirements, this IVT (current, voltage, and temperature) device combines high accuracy with the intelligence and flexibility of a digital microcontroller unit. The MLX91231, which is integrated in an 8-pin SOIC package, is tailored for DC/DC converters, battery terminal sensors, low and high-voltage power distribution and disconnection devices. The MLX91231 provides a lower than ±0.25% sensitivity drift error over temperature and lifetime and a 1.5µV input referred offset drift error over the same conditions. It allows closer monitoring and therefore greater optimization of low-voltage systems, such as DC/DC converters, battery terminal sensors (BTS), and power distribution & monitoring in zonal infrastructure. By utilizing an integrated MCU, the MLX91231 delivers advanced functionalities beyond just current measurement. Supplied by a regulated 5V or directly by 12V battery, this IVT sensor provides the current, voltage, and junction temperature readout via a selectable LIN or UART output. A diagnosable overcurrent detection (OCD) is already built in to enable safe and simple triggering of pyro fuses without the need to develop a complicated safety mechanism. The MLX91231 is ASIL B(D) compliant as per ISO 26262 and supports system-level integration up to ASIL D. The custom software design of the MLX91231 is consistent with existing and future Melexis solutions.07.12.2023 08:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_11.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_11.jpghttps://www.melexis.com/en/product/MLX91231/Smart-IVT-Shunt-Interface-Current-Sensormelexis.com
Financing Dedicated to Environmental InitiativesMitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it ...11704Industry NewsFinancing Dedicated to Environmental InitiativesMitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has set the terms and conditions for issuing its first corporate green bonds in the Japanese market, as initially announced in a news release on November 10. The proceeds from the bonds will be used to construct a silicon-carbide (SiC) power semiconductor plant and upgrade related facilities. Mitsubishi Electric has positioned sustainability as a cornerstone of its overall business, including initiatives to address climate change and other pressing issues facing modern society. This commitment to sustainability is reflected in the company's Environmental Sustainability Vision 2050 and Environmental Declaration to "protect the air, land, and water with our hearts and technologies to sustain a better future for all." Mitsubishi Electric has set a goal to aim for net zero greenhouse gas emissions from factories and offices by FY2031 and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its entire value chain by FY2051, and is striving to create and expand businesses that contribute to carbon neutrality. In light of the company's active sustainability initiatives, 41 investors have announced their intention to invest in Mitsubishi Electric's first green bonds. Going forward, Mitsubishi Electric expects to accelerate efforts to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in society for greater sustainability.07.12.2023 07:00:00Decnews_2024-01-01_2.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_2.jpghttps://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2023/1207.htmlmitsubishielectric.com
Motor Driver ICs Enable Full Torque at Zero Speed for Sensorless BLDC MotorsRenesas Electronics introduced a family of motor d...11723Product ReleaseMotor Driver ICs Enable Full Torque at Zero Speed for Sensorless BLDC MotorsRenesas Electronics introduced a family of motor driver ICs for brushless DC (BLDC) motor applications. The devices implement Renesas' patent-pending technologies that enable full torque at zero speed from motors without sensors. The motor driver ICs enable Renesas customers to design sensorless BLDC motor systems with higher horsepower and speed at a given torque. They also improve power consumption and reliability, while reducing cost and board space by lowering the number of components designers need to use.<br>Renesas is introducing three motor driver ICs with the new technology:<br>The RAA306012 65V, 3-phase Smart Driver is a standalone device that can be paired with a variety of MCUs from Renesas or from other sources.<br>The RAJ306101 integrates a Renesas RX13T 32-bit MCU with the RAA306012 in a single package, reducing board space and improving cost and reliability.<br>The RAJ306102 integrates a 16-bit Renesas RL78/G1F MCU with the RAA306012, providing similar integration benefits.<br><br>The ability to enable full torque at zero speed without sensors is made possible by two Renesas innovations. Enhanced Inductive Sensing (EIS) offers stable position detection when the motor is completely stopped. When the motor is operating at extremely low speed, Motor Rotor position Identification (MRI) is used. At higher speeds, the motor driver ICs use conventional methods. Both of the EIS and MRI algorithms include patent-pending technology developed by Renesas.06.12.2023 15:30:00Decnews_2024-01-01_21.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_21.jpghttps://www.renesas.com/us/en/about/press-room/renesas-programmable-motor-driver-ics-are-first-enable-full-torque-zero-speed-sensorless-brushlessrenesas.com
150W DC/DC Converter with 10:1 Input Range for Rail ApplicationsFlex Power Modules has launched its PKM7200W serie...11740Product Release150W DC/DC Converter with 10:1 Input Range for Rail ApplicationsFlex Power Modules has launched its PKM7200W series of DC/DC converters with an input range of 16-160V (185V/s). In a case measuring 62 x 40 x 13 mm<sup>3</sup> the products provide 150W continuous output power and 12V, 24V or 54VDC fully regulated single outputs with up to 89% efficiency and 4kVDC isolation, meeting the requirements of EN 50155 for rail, as well as IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 for IT and audio/visual applications. The PKM7200W series is equipped with a VBUS pin, an input-referenced connection that is boosted to around 100 V, irrespective of the input voltage. This can be used to charge a user-supplied capacitor which the DC/DC switches in when the input power is interrupted. The feature enables long hold-up time with a relatively small capacitor, to meet the 10–30ms requirements of EN 50155. The products are compliant and/or qualified according to EN 45545-2, EN 61373, IEC 60068, EN 50121-3-2, EN 55011, EN 61000-4. EMI conducted emissions meet EN 55032, CISPR 32 and FCC part 15J 'Class B' with an external filter. The PKM7200W series operates from -40°C to +100°C baseplate temperature with derating, depending on attached heatsink and airflow. Typically, the parts provide full load with a 20mm attached quarter-brick heatsink up to 60°C ambient air temperature in natural convection and to around 90°C with 3m/s airflow. The PKM7200W series is fully featured, with a programmable input under-voltage lockout, remote control, output trim and remote sensing. Protection includes over-temperature, and output short-circuit, over-voltage and over-current.06.12.2023 13:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_16.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_16.jpghttps://flexpowermodules.com/150w-dc-dc-has-101-input-rangeflexpowermodules.com
Francis Monteiro is now General Manager of BMZ BrazilBMZ Group has welcomed Francis Monteiro as General...11728PeopleFrancis Monteiro is now General Manager of BMZ BrazilBMZ Group has welcomed Francis Monteiro as General Manager BMZ Brazil. BMZ Brazil is BMZ Group's upcoming, sixth global production site. Francis Monteiro brings over twenty-five years of experience from various top management positions in internationally operating companies such as Sodecia Group, RAR Group - Colep Packaging.06.12.2023 10:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_5.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_5.jpghttps://www.bmz-group.com/en/index.phpbmz-group.com
Miniature TMR Sensors with Enhanced Sensitivity and Power EfficiencyLittlefuse introduced the 54100 and 54140 miniatur...11736Product ReleaseMiniature TMR Sensors with Enhanced Sensitivity and Power EfficiencyLittlefuse introduced the 54100 and 54140 miniature Tunnel Magneto-Resistance (TMR) effect sensors which are claimed to "offer unmatched sensitivity and power efficiency, revolutionizing the magnetic sensing industry". The key differentiator of the 54100/54140 sensors is their sensitivity and 100x improvement in power efficiency compared to Hall Effect sensors. These sensors offer activation in the x-y plane instead of the traditional z-axis within the operating temperature range of -40 to +100°C. The 54100 flange-mount sensor's housing measures are 25.5 x 11.00 x 3.00mm<sup>3</sup>. The case design allows for both screw and adhesive mounting. With a 3-wire configuration (Power - Ground - Output) and digital output, this sensor can switch up to 5.5V<sub>DC</sub> and 3.0mA output current. The standard lead lengths are 300mm and 1000mm, and there are customization options for high-volume production needs. On the other hand, the 54140 flat pack sensor delivers its performance in a compact package, measuring 23.00 x 14.00 x 5.90 mm<sup>3</sup>. Like the 54100 it also provides digital output and is available as a three-wire sensor configuration with the same performance characteristics and customization. These Omnipolar TMR sensors are well-suited for applications like position and limit sensing, RPM measurement, flow metering, commutation of brushless DC motors, magnetic encoders and angle sensing.06.12.2023 09:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_12.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_12.jpghttps://www.littelfuse.com/products/magnetic-sensors-and-reed-switches/tmr-sensors.aspxlittelfuse.com
CoolMOS S7T Device with integrated Temperature SensorInfineon Technologies launches its CoolMOS S7T pro...11743Product ReleaseCoolMOS S7T Device with integrated Temperature SensorInfineon Technologies launches its CoolMOS S7T product family with an integrated temperature sensor to improve the accuracy of junction temperature sensing. The integration of these products has a positive impact on the durability, safety, and efficiency of many electronic applications. The CoolMOS S7T is best suited for solid-state relay (SSR) applications for enhanced performance and reliability due to its R<sub>DS(on)</sub> and its embedded sensor. Infineon's approach improves the relay's performance and ensures reliable operation even under overload conditions. The integrated temperature sensor provides up to 40 percent greater accuracy and ten times faster response time than a standard independent on-board sensor located at the drain. Additionally, the monitoring process can be performed individually within a multi-device system for improved reliability. Compared to electromechanical relays, the total power dissipation can be improved up to two times, while current solid state triac solutions are more than 5 times less efficient. Improved efficiency and the ability to handle higher loads help in reducing power consumption and energy costs. Starter kits are also available05.12.2023 16:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_19.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_19.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/product/power/mosfet/n-channel/500v-950v/600v-coolmos-s7/infineon.com
1200V Hermetically Sealed Silicon Carbide Half-Bridge Power ModuleSolitron Devices is pleased to announce the introd...11721Product Release1200V Hermetically Sealed Silicon Carbide Half-Bridge Power ModuleSolitron Devices is pleased to announce the introduction of the SD11487, a hermetically sealed Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Module for high reliability applications. With a hermetic packaging format, the 51mm x 30mm x 8mm outline is the smallest hermetically sealed high reliability, high voltage, half-bridge on the market. The integrated format maximizes power density while minimizing loop inductance. 60 mil pins for the power output stage are isolated on one side of the package to allow simple power bussing while 30 mil pins are on the opposite side for control signals. The SD11487 is a half bridge configuration with two 1200V 12m&#8486; SiC MOSFETs.  Also included in the module are two freewheeling 1200V SiC Schottky diodes in parallel with the MOSFETs and an integrated NTC temperature sensor. Continuous drain current is specified at 95A. With operating temperatures of -55°C to 175°C, the SD11487 is designed for the most demanding applications such as down hole exploration; space; and avionics. The hermetically sealed copper package combined with the Alumina Nitride direct bond copper substrate provide excellent thermal conductivity as well as case isolation. The integrated temperature sensing enables high level temperature protection.05.12.2023 13:30:00Decnews_2024-01-01_19.jpg\images\news_2024-01-01_19.jpghttps://solitrondevices.com/solitron-devices-announces-1200v-ultra-low-rdson-hermetically-sealed-silicon-carbide-half-bridge-power-module/solitrondevices.com
Rick Brown Appointed as CEOOdyssey Semiconductor Technologies announced that ...11690PeopleRick Brown Appointed as CEOOdyssey Semiconductor Technologies announced that Rick Brown, co-founder, CTO, and Board member, has been appointed as CEO of Odyssey effective December 1st, 2023, replacing Mark Davidson. Mark Davidson is stepping down as CEO and Board Member, and is no longer employed at Odyssey. Due to cost reduction actions, both Mark Davidson and Laura Krauss, the Company's Chief Accounting Officer, have moved to consulting roles for the company going forward. As the company stated previously, they are currently looking for longer term financing and exploring strategic alternatives and continue to be financially constrained. Odyssey has continued to make progress with scaling their Vertical GaN technology and developing the manufacturing process to build a larger device that can handle higher current (power is equal to current times voltage). This larger device will enable them to more widely sample to customers to demonstrate the technology operating at a level which is more likely to be used by customers.05.12.2023 13:00:00Decnews_2023-12-15_8.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_8.jpghttps://investors.odysseysemi.com/news/press-releases/detail/56/odyssey-semiconductor-technologies-announces-ceo-transitionodysseysemi.com
High Power Current Sense Resistor Series Provides Accurate MeasurementBourns introduced four high power, ultra-low ohmic...11702Product ReleaseHigh Power Current Sense Resistor Series Provides Accurate MeasurementBourns introduced four high power, ultra-low ohmic current sense resistor series. The latest current measurement devices from Bourns are designed to help save energy while maximizing sensing performance in power electronics designs. The four CSI Model Series feature low Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) for operating accuracy over a wide temperature range and excellent long-term stability. Their very low resistance levels, low thermal electromagnetic force (EMF) and high power handling capabilities make them ideal solutions for a variety of industrial and consumer applications and power electronics including Battery Management Systems (BMS), Switched-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) and motor drives. Current sense resistors are increasingly being used in higher power applications due to their precise measurement accuracy and relatively low cost compared to other technologies. Bourns developed this new family to help designers meet the monitoring accuracy necessary to provide a current reading that assists in the efficient operation of the circuit. Bourns' Model CSI Series are constructed with Electron Beam Welded (EBW) resistive and copper alloy terminals, and are available in both two and four-terminal options. The two-terminal models are offered in three different footprint sizes: 5930, 3920 and 2512. The four-terminal devices, in footprint size 4026, allow for very precise four-wire Kelvin (K) resistance measurement. The metal alloy current sensing element supports low thermal EMF and low TCRs of ±50 PPM/°C in the 20 °C to 60 °C temperature range. All four models supply resistance values as low as 0.2 milliohms, and customers can select from a range of low resistance options and power ratings of up to 15 W.04.12.2023 12:30:00Decnews_2023-12-15_20.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_20.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2023/12/04/providing-accurate-current-measurement-for-power-electronics-bourns-introduces-four-high-power-current-sense-resistor-seriesbourns.com
Expanding Strategic R&D Commitment in the UKWith UK and European companies seeking advanced te...11688Industry NewsExpanding Strategic R&D Commitment in the UKWith UK and European companies seeking advanced technology to solve challenges in communications, IoT and automotive applications, many are looking for local support from major solution vendors. Microchip Technology announces the inauguration of a major facility at Cambridge Research Park, Cambridge, UK. At the heart of Microchip's plans to develop more of its smart, connected and secure solutions in the UK area, the center will add significant R&D space, which will allow Microchip's business units to further develop their already broad offering. The site will help Microchip improve its focus on the needs of several of its highest priority markets, such as IoT, automotive, industrial and consumer. To gain immediate benefit from the facility, many of Microchip's development engineers and other staff will transfer from the company's Ely site, with plans in hand to boost the number of employees at the Cambridge site over time. The three-story building will offer approximately 10,000 square feet per floor, providing space to support multiple product lines including 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microprocessors and wireless connectivity products plus technology development, physical design and human resource support. 04.12.2023 11:00:00Decnews_2023-12-15_6.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_6.jpghttps://www.microchip.com/en-us/about/news-releases/corporate/microchip-significantly-expands-strategic-r-d-commitmentmicrochip.com
Datasheets Enable Engineers to Calculate Different Technical ValuesDanisense is updating all datasheets for its broad...11698Product ReleaseDatasheets Enable Engineers to Calculate Different Technical ValuesDanisense is updating all datasheets for its broad product range of current sense transducers to include formulas and examples to make it quick and easy for design engineers to calculate different values, e.g. current and voltage, linearity error, etc. Comments Loic Moreau, Sales & Marketing Director at Danisense: "One of our development engineers thought it would be a good idea to include more technical data and also formulas for calculating certain values on our datasheets to make life for design engineers easier when selecting the right current sense transducer for their respective new application. Now we are in the process of updating all of our datasheets with a lot of examples of technical data for our products and all necessary formulas for engineers to calculate the most important technical values themselves where required." "We hope design engineers will make good use of our new datasheets and find them helpful in their daily work life," Moreau adds.04.12.2023 08:30:00Decnews_2023-12-15_16.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_16.jpghttps://danisense.com/danisense.com
High Power Current Sense Resistor Series for accurate Current MeasurementBourns introduced four high power, ultra-low ohmic...11734Product ReleaseHigh Power Current Sense Resistor Series for accurate Current MeasurementBourns introduced four high power, ultra-low ohmic current sense resistor series. These latest current measurement devices are designed to help save energy while maximizing sensing performance in power electronics designs. The four CSI Model Series feature low Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) for operating accuracy over a wide temperature range and long-term stability. Their resistance levels, low thermal electromagnetic force (EMF) and high power handling capabilities enable design-ins in a variety of industrial and consumer applications and power electronics including Battery Management Systems (BMS), Switched-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) and motor drives. Bourns developed this family to help designers meet the monitoring accuracy necessary to provide a current reading that assists in the efficient operation of the circuit. Bourns' Model CSI Series are constructed with Electron Beam Welded (EBW) resistive and copper alloy terminals, and are available in both two and four-terminal options. The two-terminal models are offered in three different footprint sizes: 5930, 3920 and 2512. The four-terminal devices, in footprint size 4026, allow for very precise four-wire Kelvin (K) resistance measurement. The metal alloy current sensing element supports low thermal EMF and low TCRs of ±50ppm/°C in the 20°C to 60°C temperature range. All four models supply resistance values as low as 0.2mOhm, and engineers can select from a range of low resistance options and power ratings of up to 15W.04.12.2023 07:30:00Decnews_2024-01-15_10.jpg\images\news_2024-01-15_10.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/products/resistors/current-sense-resistorsbourns.com
Online Expert Knowledge Returns to the Virtual StageFor a fifth time, the Digital WE Days Conference b...11683Event NewsOnline Expert Knowledge Returns to the Virtual StageFor a fifth time, the Digital WE Days Conference brought in-depth, first-hand electronics expertise to the screen. Over 4,300 participants from all over the world benefited from the know-how of recognized specialists from Würth Elektronik and its partner companies. The recorded event can be accessed anytime from the online Würth Elektronik Video Center.<br>"The fifth staging of the Digital WE Days - Virtual Conference was a complete success," says Alexander Gerfer, CTO at Würth Elektronik eiSos. "We've continuously developed and improved the format since it was first staged three years ago. Digital WE Days is now an important part of our service strategy. The latest record attendance shows that top-flight first-hand technical knowledge is on offer." Over four days, experts from Würth Elektronik and its partner companies, including Rohde&Schwarz, KDPOF (Knowledge Development for Plastic Optical Fibres), STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments, presented a varied program with 31 online lectures on topics including EMC, power management and electromechanics, wireless power, and optoelectronics. In supplementary, interactive Q&A sessions, the participants had the chance to delve deeper into the knowledge presented. The event demonstrates that Würth Elektronik is far more than just a manufacturer of passive components. Moreover, customers are supported proactively in their development work, not only with complimentary lab samples, but with free, ongoing transfer of knowledge. This is how Würth Elektronik actively helps turn ideas into innovations.01.12.2023 06:00:00Decnews_2023-12-15_1.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_1.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/en/news-center/press/press-releases?d=Nachbericht-Fachkonferenz-Digital-WE-Days-2023we-online.com
GaN Portfolio Compatible with Common Topologies in AC/DC Power ConversionTexas Instruments announced the expansion of its l...11701Product ReleaseGaN Portfolio Compatible with Common Topologies in AC/DC Power ConversionTexas Instruments announced the expansion of its low-power gallium nitride (GaN) portfolio, designed to help improve power density, maximize system efficiency, and shrink the size of AC/DC consumer power electronics and industrial systems. TI's overall portfolio of GaN field-effect transistors (FETs) with integrated gate drivers addresses common thermal design challenges, keeping adapters cooler while pushing more power in a smaller footprint. The portfolio of GaN FETs with integrated gate drivers, which includes the LMG3622, LMG3624 and LMG3626, offers accurate integrated current sensing. This functionality helps designers achieve maximum efficiency by eliminating the need for an external shunt resistor and reducing associated power losses by as much as 94% when compared to traditional current-sensing circuits used with discrete GaN and silicon FETs. TI's GaN FETs with integrated gate drivers enable faster switching speeds, which helps keep adapters from overheating. Designers can reach up to 94% system efficiency for <75-W AC/DC applications or above 95% system efficiency for >75-W AC/DC applications. The new devices help designers reduce the solution size of a typical 67-W power adapter by as much as 50% compared to silicon-based solutions. The portfolio is also optimized for the most common topologies in AC/DC power conversion, such as quasi-resonant flyback, asymmetrical half bridge flyback, inductor-inductor-converter, totem-pole power factor correction and active clamp flyback.30.11.2023 11:30:00Novnews_2023-12-15_19.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_19.jpghttps://news.ti.com/ti-expands-low-power-gan-portfolio-enabling-acdc-power-adapters-to-shrink-50ti.com
SiC MOSFETs for Power Switching in Industrial ApplicationsNexperia announced its first silicon carbide (SiC)...11696Product ReleaseSiC MOSFETs for Power Switching in Industrial ApplicationsNexperia announced its first silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs with the release of two 1200 V discrete devices in 3-pin TO-247 packaging with R<sub>DS(on)</sub> values of 40 m&#8486; and 80 m&#8486;. NSF040120L3A0 and NSF080120L3A0 are the first in a series of planned releases which will see Nexperia's SiC MOSFET portfolio quickly expand to include devices with a variety of R<sub>DS(on)</sub> ??????? values in a choice of through-hole and surface mounted packages. This release addresses the market demand for the increased availability of high performance SiC MOSFETs in industrial applications including electric vehicle (EV) charging piles, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and inverters for solar and energy storage systems (ESS). R<sub>DS(on)</sub> is a critical performance parameter for SiC MOSFETs as it impacts conduction power losses. Nexperia identified this as a limiting factor in the performance of many currently available SiC devices and used its innovative process technology to ensure its SiC MOSFETs offer temperature stability, with the nominal value of R<sub>DS(on)</sub> increasing by only 38% over an operating temperature range from 25°C to 175°C. Unlike other many currently available SiC devices in the market. Nexperia's SiC MOSFETs also exhibit the very low total gate charge (Q<sub>G</sub>), which brings the advantage of lower gate drive losses. Furthermore, Nexperia balanced gate charge to have an exceptionally low ratio of Q<sub>GD</sub> to Q<sub>GS</sub>, a characteristic which increases device immunity against parasitic turn-on. 30.11.2023 06:30:00Novnews_2023-12-15_14.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_14.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/nexperias-first-sic-mosfets-raise-the-bar-for-safe-robust-and-reliable-power-switching-in-industrial-applicationsnexperia.com
Off-Grid BESS Technology: Revolutionizing Remote Power Solutions for Energy IndependenceOff-grid projects with Battery Energy Storage Syst...11694Industry NewsOff-Grid BESS Technology: Revolutionizing Remote Power Solutions for Energy IndependenceOff-grid projects with Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are revolutionizing the energy landscape, providing reliable power solutions in remote locations while promoting sustainability. Off-grid BESS technology is beginning to grow in demand, as it offers a plethora of benefits to customers seeking energy independence through its role in managing power supply and demand. In remote locations with limited grid access, maintaining a stable power output becomes challenging due to the unpredictable nature of renewable energy generation. This is where the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) shines, effectively managing energy supply and demand. BESS solutions help to ensure reliable and stable power output, and play a crucial role in maintaining the flow of energy in off-grid applications. In general, there are several BESS centered applications for remote areas. It could be split into pure off-grid and on-and-off grid situations. If the area has no grid coverage at all, we use the BESS in a pure off-grid situation. Due to the advanced power electronics embarked on the PCS (Power Conversion System) construction, the BESS is very helpful to correct the power factor of the circuit, with this feature being used in on-grid application and isolated systems. Another advanced feature of the BESS is the fast response when the system has spinning machines, as generators. The BESS is ready to respond when a "step" variation in load demand happens, correcting the frequency and/or the voltage level of the circuit in a fraction of second.29.11.2023 17:00:00Novnews_2023-12-15_12.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_12.jpghttps://troescorp.com/off-grid-technologies/troescorp.com
Bodo's WBG Event in MunichOnly a few days to go, until Bodo will return to t...11663Event NewsBodo's WBG Event in MunichOnly a few days to go, until Bodo will return to the Hilton Munich Airport on December 12 and 13. The program contains over 40 presentations on SiC and GaN, and will be accompanied by a table top exhibition and the opportunity to network with top experts form the industry. Get your ticket here: <a href="https://www.bodoswbg.com/register.aspx"> bodoswbg.com/register </a>28.11.2023 06:00:00Novnews_2023-12-01_1.jpg\images\news_2023-12-01_1.jpghttps://www.bodoswbg.com/register.aspxbodoswbg.com
Full-Tunnel Wave Soldering SystemThe POWERFLOW ULTRA is the latest innovation in Er...11679Product ReleaseFull-Tunnel Wave Soldering SystemThe POWERFLOW ULTRA is the latest innovation in Ersa GmbH´s wave soldering product portfolio. The full-tunnel wave soldering machine meets current and future flexibility and throughput requirements in every respect. The machine is available with frame and finger conveyor, the working widths range from 330 to 610 mm in the XXL version. The POWERFLOW ULTRA XXL can also be used to solder 5G server boards, for example. The heart of the POWERFLOW ULTRA is the soldering module with process control and flexibility. Its drive achieves speeds of up to 5 mm/s. The distance between the soldering nozzle and the PCB is defined via the ERSASOFT 5 operating software. This allows assemblies to be soldered at a precise distance. The nozzle distance and solder wave height can also be adjusted as required within an assembly. For this purpose, the PCB is divided program-controlled into sectors, which are stored with parameters. This means that each sector can be soldered with individual configurations, ensuring highly flexible processes. In addition, the contact time of the solder wave with the assembly can be stored in the soldering program. This offers maximum process control when moving the assembly in and out of the solder wave. In combination with the nozzle spacing, an optimum solder flow is achieved, resulting in perfect solder joints – especially for assemblies that are equipped, in addition to power electronics, with a high proportion of digital components.27.11.2023 12:30:00Novnews_2023-12-01_17.jpg\images\news_2023-12-01_17.jpghttps://www.kurtzersa.com/news/item/news/ersa-powerflow-ultra-future-may-comekurtzersa.com
Online Engineering Resource for Battery-Management SystemsArrow Electronics is building an online resource f...11669Industry NewsOnline Engineering Resource for Battery-Management SystemsArrow Electronics is building an online resource for designers of battery-management systems (BMS), giving access to support services and downloadable design papers jointly written with experts at companies within Arrow's ecosystem. Established to help customers ensure their BMS projects meet critical requirements, such as functional safety, efficiency, battery lifetime, and charging time, the repository is managed by Arrow battery specialists. Technical support services available from Arrow, including from its company einfochips that specialises in supporting complex engineering projects, cover the complete development lifecycle, including hardware and firmware design, prototyping, functional safety, testing and regulatory certification.<br>"Battery management is central to the electrification of everything, the defining megatrend of our time as we switch to renewable energy to preserve the world's resources and climate," said Ulrich Lentz, technology field applications engineer – BMS, Arrow Electronics. "Customers developing BMS, either commercially or for their own end products, can rely on our curated resources to get the knowledge and support they need."<br>Performance-conscious battery-powered systems typically need a BMS to monitor operating conditions, maintain correct cell voltages, optimise charging, and anticipate cell failures to allow safe isolation from others in the array. A BMS is essential in equipment such as e-mobility from e-bikes to EVs, cordless power tools and renewable energy storage systems from utility-class to small consumer units.27.11.2023 12:00:00Novnews_2023-12-01_7.jpg\images\news_2023-12-01_7.jpghttps://www.arrow.com/en/emea-vertical-electrification-of-everythingarrow.com
1,000-Hour X2 Class Interference Suppression Capacitors Meet 85/85 THB TestCornell Dubilier, a division of Knowles Corporatio...11699Product Release1,000-Hour X2 Class Interference Suppression Capacitors Meet 85/85 THB TestCornell Dubilier, a division of Knowles Corporation introduced the MXT Series Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitor. Designed to suppress conducted electromagnetic/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) at a circuit's power input the MXT Series is perfect for use in harsh environments having met the demanding 85/85 THB (Temperature, Humidity, Bias) test requirements. Class X2 capacitors, like the MXT, are typically connected across the AC input to prevent interference from spreading through power lines or other devices on the same circuit. The MXT offers a wide selection of capacitance values, ranging from 0.1 to 40 µF, at 305 Vac and 50/60Hz. It can operate within a temperature range of -40°C to +110°C. The durable box-style plastic case and epoxy seal are both UL 94V-0 flame retardant. Additionally, the metalized polypropylene-film construction is self-healing, ensuring added reliability. As the latest addition to Cornell Dubilier's 85/85 THB-rated film capacitor lineup, the MXT has successfully passed accelerated testing at 85° C heat with 85% relative humidity and an applied rated voltage for 1,000 hours. These extreme tests effectively simulate the harsh operating conditions that many commercial and industrial applications may encounter.27.11.2023 09:30:00Novnews_2023-12-15_17.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_17.jpghttps://www.cde.com/resources/catalogs/MXT.pdfcde.com
Current Sensor for Three Phase Automotive Traction Inverter Power ModulesLEM has launched the HAH3DR S07/SP42, a compact cu...11673Product ReleaseCurrent Sensor for Three Phase Automotive Traction Inverter Power ModulesLEM has launched the HAH3DR S07/SP42, a compact current sensor designed for 800V three-phase power modules. Developers of automotive traction inverters are increasingly using three-phase power modules such as the popular and widely proven Hybridpack Drive from Infineon. These modules are now adopting the more efficient SiC MOSFET technology, allowing vehicles to use 800V battery systems that offer faster charging and longer driving range. The HAH3DR S07/SP42 three-phase sensor has been designed to fit these 800V power modules. Fully calibrated over temperature and stable over the unit's lifetime, they enable a quick time to market with little R&D effort. This makes them ideal for companies developing small passenger vehicle platforms, trucks and buses while restrained by limited R&D resources. The current sensor offers a wide selection of current measuring ranges from 700A to 1200A, and compared to existing units in the HAH3DR family, the package isolation characteristics have been upgraded to cope with the challenge of 800V power modules. As well as the sensor, LEM also offers a large choice of packages and current measuring range options. The HAH3DR S07/SP42 features an enlarged aperture that can accommodate busbars up to 1.5mm thick, making it compatible with newest generation of power modules. It is also compatible with power modules from various other suppliers, such as the Acepak Drive from ST Microelectronics, the SSDC from ON Semi, and others such as Starpower and CRRC.27.11.2023 06:30:00Novnews_2023-12-01_11.jpg\images\news_2023-12-01_11.jpghttps://www.lem.com/enlem.com
PwrSoC 2023 – 145 Global Experts Discuss Power IntegrationThe eighth edition of the biennial International W...11665Event NewsPwrSoC 2023 – 145 Global Experts Discuss Power IntegrationThe eighth edition of the biennial International Workshop on Power Supply on Chip (PwrSoC) took place at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, from September 27 through 29, 2023. It was the 15th anniversary of PwrSoC. 145 global experts came together to discuss the miniaturization and integration of power conversion and management solutions - on-chip, in-package, and module level. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) is a co-sponsor of PwrSoC together with the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS). General Chair Bernhard Wicht, professor at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany and Technical Program Chair Bruno Allard, professor at Ampere lab, Université de Lyon, INSA Lyon, France, organized and presided over a well-received Workshop. The workshop started with a plenary talk by Dr. Soh Yun Siah, Vice President of Technology Development of GlobalFoundries. Dr. Soh Yun Siah's excellent presentation highlighted the technological needs for the growing Heavy Computing and AI Markets. The audience was challenged to improve power delivery by taking a serious look at GaN+BCD (Bipolar CMOS DMOS) for power solutions that will increase density by up to a factor of 3, allow Heterogeneous Integration of GaN devices and a performance path to the future.24.11.2023 08:00:00Novnews_2023-12-01_3.jpg\images\news_2023-12-01_3.jpghttp://pwrsocevents.com/pwrsocevents.com
European Research Project PROGRESSUS Paves the Way for DecarbonizationIntelligent management of power loads and power so...11687Industry NewsEuropean Research Project PROGRESSUS Paves the Way for DecarbonizationIntelligent management of power loads and power sources can make existing power networks more robust in order to handle the growing share of green energy. At the conclusion of the PROGRESSUS research project 22 project partners presented the project's results in Bari, Italy. Among other things, a solution was introduced which would make it possible to operate ten to fifteen times more electric car charging stations on a single network connection. In addition, a strategy for tracking electricity from generation all the way to consumption was presented. PROGRESSUS focused on three central topics: Efficient energy conversion, intelligent electricity management and secure network monitoring. The Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL-JU) and the governments of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Spain supported PROGRESSUS with almost 20 million euros. A total of 22 project partners from industry and research participated beginning on 1 April 2020; the project was led by Infineon Technologies. The project developed highly efficient electric power converters what minimizes loss while integrating battery storage systems and renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics: The converters integrate ultra-fast sensors and SiC MOSFETs which can be switched at considerably higher speeds. This makes them suitable for use in new, innovative charge management systems for battery-electric vehicles which reduce the peak power consumption at the site level by as much as 90 percent, without significantly longer charging times. As an alternative the intelligent charging algorithm can support ten to fifteen times more charging stations on the same network connection.23.11.2023 10:00:00Novnews_2023-12-15_5.jpg\images\news_2023-12-15_5.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2023/INFXX202311-027.htmlinfineon.com
Subsidiary in New Zealand OpenedOn the 24th October 2023, Wurth Electronics New Ze...11664Industry NewsSubsidiary in New Zealand OpenedOn the 24th October 2023, Wurth Electronics New Zealand, the 37th subsidiary of Würth Elektronik, officially celebrated with an opening ceremony. Ruth Poon, Managing Director Wurth Electronics New Zealand explains that Tasi Samu, Sales Area Manager has already been successfully serving and supporting customers in New Zealand since 2016. Wurth Electronics New Zealand Ltd has expanded the team headcount and will continue to build a powerful team across New Zealand. "We are deeply grateful to our customers, because their loyalty and trust have brought us to the point where we can establish our own subsidiary," says Ruth. "The expansion strengthens us in fulfilling Würth Elektronik's claim: 'more than you expect.' We don't just want to sell components; we want our service to help our customers use them to make products that are as good and sustainable as possible." The clientele in New Zealand demonstrates their presence in World-Class electronics research and development across various markets and industries from high-tech startups to globally well-known brands. Wurth Electronics New Zealand is capable of servicing the market no matter the size of the client or intricacy of their supply chain from concept to manufacturing.23.11.2023 07:00:00Novnews_2023-12-01_2.jpg\images\news_2023-12-01_2.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/en/news-center/press?d=newzealandwe-online.com
4000 W Configurable Power SupplyAdvanced Energy Industries has announced a configu...11675Product Release4000 W Configurable Power SupplyAdvanced Energy Industries has announced a configurable power supply that delivers application-specific power conversion in a small form factor with up to four times higher power density than conventional solutions. The first member of Advanced Energy's NeoPower (NP) family of AC-DC configurable industrial and medical power supplies, the NP08, combines eight output power slots for rapid and flexible configuration with a power density of 18 W/in<sup>3</sup>. Rated at up to 4,000 W, the NP08 also has integrated and flexible communication capabilities with optional dongles that support all common digital communication protocols without the need for design changes or modifications. Designed for ease of configuration in both series and parallel implementations, the NP08 can be programmed as a voltage or a current source and operates with low noise performance. NP08 is qualified to all applicable standards including the medical BF (body floating) safety rating and the SEMI F47 standard relating to immunity from voltage sag. AC inputs are 90 to 264 VAC. Advanced Energy's ConnectedPower portfolio of interface options allows the NP08 to support RS-485 (MODBUS RTU), PMBUS, and CANBUS (CANOPEN) protocols. This comprehensive connectivity also makes the NP08 ideal for IoT applications requiring cloud-based monitoring and control.21.11.2023 08:30:00Novnews_2023-12-01_13.jpg\images\news_2023-12-01_13.jpghttps://ir.advancedenergy.com/news/advanced-energy-unveils-up-to-4000-w-configurable-power-supply-with-4x-the-power-density/09faca8b-8d1c-4aed-828b-22376d933a42/advancedenergy.com