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Partnership Agreement Signed
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sales@foxypower.com
  • Industry News
  • 2020-05-25

Foxy Power, Berlin, Germany-based Strategy, Business Development, and Sales company with its unique Product Value Maximization approach is proud to announce its partnership with IQ evolution. IQ evolution is an Aachen, Germany based manufacturer of 3D-printed liquid cooled heatsinks; enabling thinner, ultra-light weight, high performant cooling in applications such as EV’s, Aviation and others where limited size and volume, highest power density, highest efficiency, and low weight are key. “IQ Evolution nickel based cooler are already established in the high power Laser market”, says Dr. Ebert, CEO and Founder of IQ Evolution“ and signing Foxy Power as our strategic partner for Business development and Sales will enable us to expand into various power electronic applications.” “The stainless steel heatsinks enable a cooling performance greater than 150W/cm² and in collaboration with RWTH Aachen a 20kW converter was demonstrated achieving a world record of 100kW/l or 33kW/kg”, adds Christopher Rocneanu, CEO and founder of Foxy Power GmbH. IQ evolution technology starts where conventional liquid cooling technology resigns.

VLSI Technology & Circuits Celebrates its 40th Year with a Virtual Conference  
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vlsisymposium.org
  • Event News
  • 2020-05-22

The 2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits will celebrate its 40th year the premier international conference on VLSI semiconductor technology and the applications they enable. Held for the first time as a virtual conference due to concerns over the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Symposia is organized around the theme “The Next 40 Years of VLSI for Ubiquitous Intelligence,” and will be held on a fully-overlapping schedule online from June 15th – 18th, 2020. A single registration fee includes both events. The Symposia program provides a unique perspective on the microelectronics industry by integrating the technology ecosystem of converging industry trends – machine learning, IoT, artificial intelligence, wearable/implantable biomedical applications, big data, cloud / edge computing, virtual reality (VR) / augmented reality (AR), robotics, and autonomous vehicles – with the advanced circuit design and application platforms that will realize the future promise of “ubiquitous intelligence.” The weeklong virtual conference will feature of technical presentations, plenary sessions, panel discussions, joint focus sessions, and Short Courses presented in an online format.

750W Regulated 48V-to-12V Converter
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vicorpower.com/press-room
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-21

The Vicor DCM3717 enables customers in data center, automotive and industrial markets to quickly deploy high-performance 48V power delivery for legacy 12V loads while achieving significant power-system size, weight and efficiency benefits. The DCM3717 operates from a 40 – 60V SELV input, is non-isolated and provides a regulated output with a range of 10.0 – 13.5V, a continuous power rating of 750W and a peak efficiency of 97% in a 37 x 17 x 7.4mm Surface-Mount Converter housed in Package (SM-ChiP). The DCM3717 supports the LV148 specification (48V automotive standard) for pure electric and hybrid vehicles and the recent Open Compute Project (OCP) Open Rack Standard V2.2 for distributed 48V server backplane architectures, providing a regulated 48V-to-12V option for downstream legacy 12V multiphase point-of-load converters. Applications not requiring regulation of the 12V supply can take advantage of the Vicor NBM2317, a 800W, 48V-to-12V fixed ratio converter which is available in a smaller 23 x 17 x 7.4mm SM-ChiP with 69% higher power density and higher efficiency at 97.9%.

Rectifiers with Wettable Flank Contacts
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taiwansemi.com/datasheet
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-21

Taiwan Semiconductor announces the introduction of the TUAS8x Series of surface-mount device (SMD) rectifiers, available with voltage ratings from 200V-1000V. The TUAS8x Series device’s wettable flank package enables higher power density, increased manufacturing yields and reliability in a wide range of power conversion applications, offering industry-leading 8A maximum current. The industry standard, SMPC4.6U SMD package configured with two anode and one cathode, wettable flank terminations, facilitates automated placement and automated optical inspection (AOI). This package also offers advantages of smaller footprint and height, improved power dissipation and higher resistance to thermal shock. The TUAS8x Series are the only devices available in this space saving, high performance package that offer the combination of high voltage performance (up to 1 KV) at current levels above 5A. Spice models are available online for ease of design. “Wettable flank packages facilitate lower cost manufacturing (AOI vs X-Ray inspection) and offer higher production yield,” reported Sam Wang, Vice President, TSC Products. “These devices offer designers higher power density, improve manufacturability and reliability via resistance to thermal shock and dissipate heat into the PCB faster than alternative package configurations.” Applications include Silicon, GaN or SiC- based power conversion circuits in commercial, industrial, telecom-datacom power systems, freewheeling diodes and anywhere general-purpose rectification is needed.

Modular Evaluation Platform for Discrete MOSFETs
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infineon.com/press
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-20

Double pulse testing is a standard procedure for designers to learn about the switching behavior of power devices. To facilitate the testing of drive options for the 1200 V CoolSiC™ MOSFET in TO247 3-pin and 4-pin packages, Infineon Technologies introduced a modular evaluation platform. Its center comprises a motherboard with interchangeable drive cards. The drive options include a Miller clamp and a bipolar supply card; additional variants will be launched in the near future. In shortening time-to market for a variety of applications, this portfolio will help paving the way for silicon carbide to become mainstream.´The motherboard of the evaluation platform is split into two sections, the primary supply side and the secondary side. On the primary side, the 12 V supply and the pulse-width modulation (PWM) will be connected. On the secondary side is the secondary supply of the driver, the half bridge with connections for the shunt for current measurement and the external inductance. The positive operating voltage of the drivers can be adjusted between +7.5 and +20 V, while the negative voltage can be regulated between 0 V and -4,5 V. The motherboard was designed for a maximum voltage of 800 V and a maximum pulsed current of 130 A. For measuring at higher temperatures of up to 175°C, the heatsink can be used together with a heating element.

Common-mode Chokes for Automotive Ethernet
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tdk.com/press
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-19

TDK Corporation presents the ACT1210G-800-2P, a common-mode choke that conforms to the standards of the OPEN Alliance (One-Pair Ether-Net) for 1000BASE-T1. Thanks to the high values of the S-parameters, a high amplitude ratio is created between differential and common-mode levels – a decisive factor for signal integrity in the automotive Ethernet. The common mode inductance at 100 kHz is 80 µH, and the maximum permissible current is 70 mA. Thanks to a metal frame for the connecting electrodes, the choke offers excellent thermal behavior, enabling it to be used within a wide temperature range from -40 °C to +125 °C. The component is manufactured in a highly automated and extremely precise winding process which achieves high reliability and minimal scatter of the electrical parameters. One particular feature is the compact size, with measurements of just 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.4 mm, significantly less than those of CAN-Bus or FlexRay chokes. This means that the new choke can be used, for example, in automotive camera systems featuring an ever-increasing packing density of components. TDK will extend the permissible temperature range of its common-mode chokes and expand the product portfolio, including the products for high-speed communication so that it can serve even more automotive applications.

Power Delivery System Accelerates Coral Reef Restoration
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vicorpower.com/press-room
  • Industry News
  • 2020-05-19

The CCell reef-growing system is based on the electrolysis of seawater to deposit calcium carbonate (limestone) on large steel frames which function as anodes and cathodes (electrodes) and to give the new reef its early structure. The technique is revolutionary in that instead of hundreds of years, it takes just five years to produce incredibly strong limestone rock on which coral can grow. Faced with a widely varying input-voltage specification and the need to tightly regulate the potential difference (electric field) between the electrodes within a ‘goldilocks zone’ of 1.2 – 4V to drive a precisely calculated current through seawater, Vicor recommended its Factorized Power Architecture or FPA. By factorizing the DC-DC function into two modules, a PRM regulator and a VTM current multiplier, the power delivery network can be optimized for regulation and conversion. The PRM buck-boost regulator operates over a wide input voltage range and has a zero-voltage switching (ZVS) topology, delivering very high efficiency and power density. In addition, PRMs are easily paralleled for higher power. The VTM is a fixed-ratio (non-regulating) resonant converter with high current density. Working seamlessly together, the PRM tightly regulates the voltage required for the reef and the VTM handles the down conversion and current delivery to the electrodes.

LED Driver for Automotive LED lamps
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rohm.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-19

ROHM announces the development of its ultra-compact linear LED Driver suitable for automotive socket type LED lamp applications such as rear lamps, turn, fog and position lamps or DRLs (Daylight Running Lamps). In response to the growing demand for higher levels of reliability, safety, and increased flexibility for the LED’s thermal management in combination with an ultra-compact design, ROHM developed the industry-leading Automotive LED Driver BD18336NUF-M. “ROHM is embracing the market trend towards miniaturization with its newest LED Driver without compromising in safety features and performance,” says Stefan Drouzas, Senior Marketing Manager Automotive, ROHM Semiconductor GmbH. Its monolithic design ensures stable lighting during battery voltage drops down to 9V. The configurable current bypass function prevents LEDs to turn OFF and keeps a minimum brightness at all times contributing to higher driving safety. An ultra-compact 3.0mm² package reduces the mounting area by 30 % compared to conventional solutions using external circuitry, while providing a high current output of 600mA. Heat generated by the LEDs is suppressed by an integrated current derating function. The thermal adjustable output current limits the heat generated by the LEDs, increasing their lifetime, which makes the LED Driver ideal for white as well as for red and yellow LEDs.

‘Buffer-free’ Concept for GaN-on-SiC High Electron Mobility
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swegan.se/PRESS
  • Industry News
  • 2020-05-19

SweGaN AB announced a new benchmark for GaN high-frequency devices based on SweGaN QuanFINE® material. The demonstration promises commercial benefits for the entire GaN RF value chains including telecom, space, and military markets. In a joint study with the Chalmers University of Technology Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, SweGaN explored QuanFINE® epitaxial wafer performance, based on GaN HEMT technology at Chalmers - Gothenburg, Sweden. Collaborating with top scientists from the university, the team performed a new benchmark comparing the conventional 1.8 µm thick Fe-doped GaN buffer epi-structure to SweGaN’s ‘bufferfree’ QuanFINE® GaN HEMT heterostructures for microwave applications. The study revealed that the concept using a total GaN layer thickness of 250 nm does not compromise the material quality and device performance. Furthermore, the device results indicate that the “buffer-free” QuanFINE® material can outperform conventional materials at the device level in the long run. For SweGaN customers and manufacturers, the ultimate benefits resulting from the “bufferfree” concept include lower trapping, better carrier confinement and lower thermal resistance – could lead to higher device power efficiency and better reliability of GaN high-frequency devices.

IoT Modules for Smart Applications
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-05-19

Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry, and STMicroelectronics (ST) have introduced a low-power wireless multi-sensor edge-intelligence solution for smart factory, smart home and smart life applications. The IoT Solution Module combines Arrow’s engineering and global distribution capabilities with Panasonic Industry’s IoT modules based on the ST BlueTile (STEVAL-BCN002V1B) multi-sensor development kit. This combination enables customers to test their ideas easily and bring new IoT products to the market faster. The IoT Solution Module features ST’s latest BlueNRG Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 system-on-chip paired with numerous inertial, environmental, and audio sensors. The onboard sensors enable the cost-effective delivery of a broad range of compact and valuable IoT applications for smart factory, smart home and smart life scenarios. Comprehensive services and validation processes enable a reduced BOM that combines an accelerometer and gyroscope with Time-of-Flight, pressure, and humidity sensors in an efficient low-power design with Bluetooth communications. This combination enables OEM customers to dramatically slash time-to-market and reduce design expense and complexity using certified modules. “The modern embedded design requires sensors and wireless connectivity. This is accelerating based on the breadth of wireless standards being integrated into products”, said Matthias Hutter, vice president of product management and supplier marketing at Arrow Electronics in EMEA. “However, using sensors and designing the supporting circuitry for the task would take a lot of time and resources to develop. Additional certification time is needed on top. Using pre-qualified wireless sensor modules in the system design is saving development time and budget which speeds up time to market for our customers. By working with ST and Panasonic we are bringing the fundamental sensor and wireless building blocks in a great package for accelerated design.”

1200V aSiC MOSFETs for High-efficiency Applications
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aosmd.com/news.pdf
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-19

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of the 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) aSiC MOSFET technology platform. Specifically targeting the industrial and automotive market, this next-generation technology will enable customers to achieve higher levels of efficiency and power density compared to existing silicon solutions. Optimized for minimizing both AC and DC power losses through a low gate resistance (RG) design combined with the low increase in on-resistance (RDS,ON) over temperature, the aSiC technology can achieve the highest efficiencies across a wide range of application switching frequencies and temperatures. This higher efficiency can result in significantly reduced system costs and total bill-of-materials for the many industrial uses, including solar inverters, UPS systems, and EV inverter and charging systems. The first product release for this new platform is the AOK065V120X2, a 1200V 65m? SiC MOSFET available in a TO-247- 3L package. For ease of use, the AOK065V120X2 is designed to be driven with a -5V/+15V gate drive, allowing the broadest compatibility with existing high voltage IGBT and SiC gate drivers. Operation with a unipolar drive is also possible with optimized system design. Additional benefits of the aSiC platform is a robust UIS capability, enhanced short circuit performance, and a high maximum operating temperature of 175° C.

Inductor Storage Choke Against Harmonic Distortion
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we-online.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-18

WE-LHMD is a SMT-mountable storage choke from Würth Elektronik optimized for filter topologies in Class-D amplifiers. Thanks to their iron powder cores, the high-current inductors for audio applications (available in 1008 and 1213 packages) display stable behavior at high peak currents. The WE-LHMD features the 2-in-1 design from non-coupled inductors and is therefore suitable for compact BTL (Bridge-Tied Load) applications. The inductors are characterized by high saturation currents from 13 A to 25 A and low DC resistances from 16 m? to 104 m?. The operating temperature is specified for -40°C to +125°C.

POL Converters with 6~36 Input Range
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tracopower.com
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-15

TRACO Power’s TSR 1E non-isolated / point-of-load DC/DC converters consist of the two most common input /output combinations and are specifically designed to offer a low-cost solution while maintaining a high-quality standard. The two cost-optimized models are the TSR 1-2433E (6~36Vin / 3.3 Vout @1A) and the TSR 1-2405E (7~36Vin / 5Vout @ 1A). The cost-optimized design maintains high quality standards with: high efficiency up to 92%; full load operation up to 60°C; and an MTBF of 1million hour supported by a 3 year warranty. The wide input range make these ideal for both 12V and 24V bus applications and specifically designed for the common 5VDC & 3.3VDC output requirements where cost is a critical concern without sacrificing performance. The standard SIP-3 package makes them ideal drop-in replacements for less efficient LMxx linear regulators. With a 1 Amp output current and standard features such as low standby current, precise regulation and protection against short circuit, overvoltage and overload make the TSR 1E family ideal for Industrial, Test & Measurement and IT applications.

MOSFET Gate Driver Switch Intelligent Power Devices
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-14

Toshiba Electronics has launched two gate driver switch intelligent power devices (IPDs). Fully AEC-Q100 compliant, the TPD7106F and TPD7107F can be used to control the conduction and shut-off of currents being supplied to automotive electronic control units (ECUs), including junction boxes and body control modules. They are also suited to use in power distribution modules and semiconductor relays. When combined with Toshiba’s low on-resistance N-channel automotive MOSFETs, such as the TPHR7904PB (40V/150A) or TPH1R104PB (40V/120A), the TPD7106F and TPD7107F IPDs can serve as high-side switches to control load current. These new solid-state devices are able to replace mechanical relays, thereby reducing the size and power consumption of automotive ECUs. As they have no moving parts, they are free from the contact wear issues associated with mechanical relays, thereby helping to significantly reduce maintenance costs. The TPD7106F and TPD7107F have an array of enhanced functions that support the high reliability required by automotive ECUs. These include a self-protection function and various built-in diagnostic features (voltage abnormalities, over-current, over-temperature, reversed power connections, floating ground pin and short to VDD) that are output to the microcontroller.

Partnership for Next-generation EV Inverters
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visic-tech.com
  • Industry News
  • 2020-05-14

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and VisIC Technologies Ltd. announce a partnership to create the next generation of high-performance and high-efficiency electric drivelines for vehicles. The partnership will see the two companies deepen their development efforts, based on VisIC D3GaN semiconductors technology. The focus of the joint efforts will be on 400-Volt driveline applications, covering the largest segment of the electric vehicle market. “Our partnership with ZF for the development of gallium nitride-based power inverters in electric vehicles illustrates the break-through of gallium nitride technology in the automotive industry,” said Tamara Baksht, CEO of VisIC. ”VisIC’s D3GaN technology was developed for the high reliability standards of the automotive industry and offers the lowest losses per RDS(on). It also simplifies the system solution and enables high-efficiency and affordable power train solutions. It is definitely the next step for the automotive electrical driveline.” ZF’s fast adoption of wide band gap semiconductor technology, such as silicon-carbide and gallium nitride, makes it a leader in the development of the most cost-effective and highly efficient electric drivelines. Through their extended R&D partnership, ZF and VisIC deepens their existing joint efforts in the application of gallium nitride semiconductors for inverters.

GaN RF Continues Growing
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yole.fr
  • Industry News
  • 2020-05-13

"In the past few years, RF applications have received a boost from the implementation of GaN technology,"asserts Ezgi Dogmus, PhD. Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole). “The main GaN RF market drivers remain telecom and defense applications.” The total GaN RF market will increase from US$740 million to more than US$2 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of 12%. The market research and strategy consulting company Yole releases this week the annual RF GaN technology & market report, GaN RF market: applications, players, technology, and substrates 2020. All year long, Yole’s analysts investigate this domain to get a deep understanding of the technology evolution, the potential application and business impact. GaN RF report proposes this year, an updated packaged device and bare die market segmentation as well as an extensive analysis of 5G wireless infrastructure and competitive analysis of GaN versus other existing technologies. This report also delivers a comprehensive analysis of the military GaN RF market. This edition is part of an impressive collection of RF analyses including Active and Passive Antenna Systems for Telecom Infrastructure, 5G Impact on RF Front-end Module and Connectivity for Cell Phones and 5G Impact on Telecom Infrastructure. RF GaN technologies and market are also deeply analyzed in the new Compound Semiconductor Quarterly Market Monitor.

Joining Zhaga Consortium
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newsroom.st.com
  • Industry News
  • 2020-05-12

STMicroelectronics announced that it has become an Associate member of the Zhaga Consortium to advance the deployment of NFC technology in the industrial lighting market. The Zhaga Consortium is a global industry organization that aims to standardize interfaces of LED luminaires. ST’s membership to the Zhaga Consortium sets to facilitate the integration of NFC in lighting products and accelerate the emergence of new standards. One of the key benefits of NFC technology is the ability to improve flexibility and efficiency of LED-driver manufacturing lines. “With the Zhaga Consortium, the lighting industry is paving the way towards harmonized and interoperable usage of NFC technology, driving new opportunities to enhance lighting-equipment connectivity. Our solid know-how in connectivity and lighting technologies is key to building the bridge between NFC standards and lighting-industry requirements,” said Sylvain Fidelis, Head of Marketing & Application for NFC Tags and Readers, STMicroelectronics. “We welcome ST as a solid partner with strong NFC and lighting expertise and look forward to defining best-in-class standards together for connectivity in industrial lighting,” said Dee Denteneer, Secretary General of the Zhaga Consortium. ST offers a wide range of solutions for the lighting industry including LED driver chips, and a rich portfolio of NFC tags, including ST25DV series for NFC Forum type 5 dynamic tags.

Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes with Simultaneous 8 Channel Performance
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keysight.com/newsroom
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-12

Keysight Technologies announced the first oscilloscope with 8 analog channels at 6 GHz and 16 simultaneous digital channels, enabling customers to reduce test bench and workflow complexity to achieve higher performance as well as accurate and repeatable multi-channel measurements in a single instrument. High-speed digital designs, power integrity verification, Wi-Fi 6, IoT, IIoT and imaging and gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors utilize frequencies between 2 GHz and 6 GHz that are currently underserved or require costly trade-offs. Testing these new products requires time- and frequency-domain equipment capable of simultaneous analog and digital channels, ideally with software enabled protocols, standards, built-in test assistance, and test team remote collaboration. The Infiniium MXR-Series mixed signal oscilloscope offers state-of-the-art ASIC-driven processing resulting in 8 powerful instruments in one, including a real-time spectrum analyzer (RTSA), oscilloscope, digital voltmeter (DVM), waveform generator, Bode plotter, counter, protocol analyzer, and logic analyzer. It is complemented by an extensive suite of software solutions focused on power integrity, high-speed digital test, and verification. Built-in software includes a fault hunter function that speeds root cause identification and resolution of rare or randomly occurring errors.

Single-Event Burnout Rated Schottky Diodes
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newsroom.st.com
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-11

STMicroelectronics has extended its portfolio of radiation-hardened power devices qualified for space applications by introducing ESCC (European Space Components Coordination) qualified 200V and 400V power rectifiers and SEB -immune Schottky rectifiers at 45V and 150V. The rad-hard Schottky diodes include 45V and 150V devices, SEB immune up to 61MeV/cm2/mg linear energy transfer (LET). These are the industry’s first SEB-rated Schottky devices and are suited to use in many converter topologies. The 150V and 45V devices are ready for direct connection to 100V and 28V satellite power buses. The forward voltage (VF) of the 150V devices is 0.78V (max) at 40A/125°C. The maximum VF for the 45V devices is 0.61V. In total ST is launching five ESCC-qualified dual common-cathode Schottky parts including the STPS40A45C that contains a 45V/2x20A diode in a TO-254AA through-hole package. The STPS80A45C with a 45V/2x40A diode, STPS60A150C 150V/2x30A, and STPS80A150C 150V/2x40A are packaged as SMD.5 hermetic surface-mount devices. The STPS40A150C 150V/2x20A is offered in TO254AA. The rectifier diodes are the STTH40200C 200V/2x20A dual diode in TO-254AA, and the STTH60200C dual 200V/2x30A and STTH60400 single 400V/60A diode in hermetic SMD1. ST’s rad-hard rectifiers and Schottky diodes are guaranteed by characterization to resist a total ionizing dose (TID) up to 3 Mrad (Si). The voltage drop is guaranteed at four values of operating current to let multiple different power-supply designs use a single device type for ease and simplicity.

“Sustain our Planet” Design Challenge
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infineon.com/press
  • Industry News
  • 2020-05-06

Together with the element14 community, Infineon Technologies has initiated a design challenge for the community members. “A few weeks ago, we have reached the landmark of 100 million XMC microcontrollers sold,” said Ralf Koedel, Marketing Director Microcontrollers at Infineon. “In this challenge run in partnership with the element14 community, we are asking developers for thought-provoking new designs based on various Infineon devices including XMC that could help sustain our planet. Examples could include buoys to monitor microplastics in the ocean or trash collection robots.” In the first step, Infineon and element14 ask community members to come up with design blueprints based on a defined list of Infineon products supplemented with further sensors and actuators as needed. A jury of Infineon and element14 experts will then select the 20 most promising ideas. These sponsored challengers will receive a kit of products to build their designs. Participants are asked to document their project on the element14 community in order to spread their ideas throughout the community and inspire others. A minimum number of ten blog entries is required to qualify for the final selection of the winning designs. Media-rich posts with photos, videos and code samples will score extra points in the evaluation. From all projects finished and documented by August 10, the jury will choose the winning designs.

Surface Mount Li-ion Battery Protectors
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littelfuse.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-05

Littelfuse announced the ITV Series, a three-terminal, surface mountable li-ion battery protector designed to guard against the damage caused by both overcurrent and overcharging. The innovative design provides fast response and reliable performance to interrupt the charging or discharging circuit before the battery pack becomes overcharged or overheated. Available in five compact, surface-mount packages, the Littelfuse ITV Series product line is available in current ratings of 12A, 15A, 30A and 45A. "The ITV Series is an important addition to our li-ion battery protection portfolio, helping solve customer applications requiring current ratings from 12A to 45A," said Stephen Li, Global Product Manager at Littelfuse. "Here’s how it works: An embedded fuse element cuts off the circuit when overcurrent issues occur. A heater element, directly embedded under the fuse element, generates enough heat to blow the fuse once overcharging is detected by IC or FET."

Changes to the Board of Directors
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schurter.com/Newsroom
  • People
  • 2020-05-05

Hans-Rudolf Schurter, Chairman of the Board of the long-established Lucerne-based family owned company SCHURTER, handed over the sceptre to his younger brother Thomas Schurter on 1 May 2020. After almost 35 years success in leading positions including CEO of the family business, Hans-Rudolf Schurter is retiring. The reason for this is not due to a lack of enthusiasm for his duties, but to the company's Articles of Association. According to these statutes, the term of office of a family member on the Board of Directors ends at the Annual General Meeting following the completion of his 70th year of age. SCHURTER Holding AG is fully owned by the Schurter family, therefore the presidency of the Board of Directors shall continue to be exercised by a family member. Based on this consideration and in order to maintain continuity over the decades, Dr. Thomas Schurter who has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1998 will take up the position. In the coming years, the next generation of the family will gradually be prepared for tasks within the SCHURTER Group. Thomas Schurter born 18.09.1955, is a doctor of chiropractic. He lives in partnership and has three adult children from his first marriage.

Increased Communication Between Distributors and Manufacturers
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recom-power.com
  • Industry News
  • 2020-05-05

With RECOM, the FBDi association has gained a manufacturer of power supply converters as a supporting member. The RECOM group with headquarters in Austria has more than 45 years of experience in the development and production of state-of-the-art current transformer technology in the power range from 0.25W to 30KW. A supporting membership is reserved for manufacturers - they do not provide statistical figures, but benefit from the results, from which they can see, among other things, how individual markets are developing strongly or less well received in their sector via distribution. By participating in regular internal meetings of the Competence Teams they can gain a valuable knowledge advantage. At the same time, the communication and exchange of information opens up additional perspectives for both sides and thus creates new aspects and approaches for day-to-day business. Quote Uwe Frischknecht, Managing Director and responsible for sales in EMEA: "For several decades, RECOM has deliberately built up and expanded the distribution channel and can now proudly rely on a unique network of leading broadline distributors and high service providers. Thus, the distribution channel has become RECOM's most important sales market. With the FBDi supporting membership we hope to achieve an even closer integration with the distribution, so that RECOM can continue to meet its best-in-class distribution support in the future.”

DC / DC Power Supplies Collection
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deantechnology.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-05

Dean Technology announced the introduction of its collection of standard DC / DC high voltage power supply modules. The UMR collection consists of three full series that are form-fit-function replacements for industry standard solutions covering two package sizes, biasing or capacitor charging variations, and outputs up to 6,000 volts at 30 watts. These low ripple, high stability and high efficiency power supplies meet or exceed alternative offerings at a price point that makes them the best value available. The first three series in the UMR collection are the UMR-A, UMR-C, and UMR-AA. The UMR-A series are biasing supplies with 12 or 24 volt input, outputs at 4, 20, or 30 watts from positive or negative 125 to 6,000 volts. This series also has an optional output voltage monitor. The UMR-C series are capacitor charging supplies with 24 volt input, outputs at 20 or 30 watts from positive or negative 125 to 6,000 volts. The series is designed with exceptional capacitor charging capabilities, with limited overshoot and outstanding rise time. The UMR-AA series are biasing supplies with 12 or 24 volt input, outputs at 4, 20, or 30 watts from positive or negative 125 to 6,000 volts. They offer standard voltage monitoring and a minimal footprint. All three series come standard with current monitoring and output voltage control. All models and configurations have UL and CE certification for immediate system integration.

Establishing Testing Lab in Malaysia
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keysight.com/newsroom
  • Industry News
  • 2020-05-04

Keysight Technologies has opened a Regulatory Test Laboratory in Penang, Malaysia to deliver accredited electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing services for manufacturers of electronic devices and mission-critical industries across wireless communications, IIoT, automotive, healthcare and medical applications. The Penang facility is the next world-class compliance and testing facility established by Keysight to offer expertise, knowledge, efficiency, capacity and exceptional customer service including calibration and testing services. Keysight currently has similar testing facilities in California in the United States and in Boeblingen, Germany. "As the world becomes more electronically connected, testing becomes more complex. The dramatic number of potential emitters of electromagnetic interference (EMI) in autonomous cars, electric vehicles, 5G and IoT devices, as well as medical equipment require new tests to meet evolving standards," stated Niels Faché, vice president of Service Portfolio, Global Services at Keysight. "Keysight's compliance and testing laboratories around the world and now in Asia, offer expertise and emerging technologies that can help our customers validate designs and accelerate time to production.

Ridley-Webinar on Magnetics Design Essentials
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  • Event News
  • 2020-05-03

Join us on Thursday May 7 at 10:00am PST for a free webinar where Dr. Ray Ridley will be talking about magnetics design essentials: "Since I started my career in power electronics, I have always made a set of standard tests on transformers and inductors. I always thought everyone did the same, but I am finding that it is increasingly rare. Many magnetics vendors skip essential steps and most of them don't understand how to use the measurements properly. They certainly don't appear on data sheets. In this webinar, I will go over the essentials of qualifying both your own custom magnetics and standard off-the-shelf parts."

Defibrillator Capacitors Offer High Energy 
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-05-02

Cornell Dubilier Electronics announces the availability of its Q Series film capacitors for medical defibrillator applications. Designed specifically for today’s quick response defibrillators, the Q Series meets the reliability demands of Class III medical devices. Used extensively in automated external defibrillators (AEDs), the series offers designers the highest in-class energy density and broadest range of packaging options. Q Series capacitors are designed for use in monophasic and bi-phasic defibrillators with energy densities as high as 2 J/cc. Some designs can deliver in excess of 500 joules when fully charged.  Voltage ratings range from 800 Vdc to 6,000 Vdc with capacitance values covering the range from 32 to 500 µF. Standard packages include oil-filled metal cases or epoxy-filled plastic cases, both available in either round or oval configurations.  A multitude of terminations are available ranging from quick-connect blades to insulated wire leads. The company also has the capability of integrating capacitor windings into a custom molded package to achieve the smallest possible profile and highest energy density for the end-device. Over the past 20 years CDE’s engineers have advanced the metallized film capacitor technology, processing and testing to help its customers achieve the smallest and most reliable designs. With the capability of withstanding 40,000 charge/discharge cycles (depending on part and application), Q Series capacitors are designed for long-term reliable service where it matters the most.

EMC Trade Fair Business Instead of Shock
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  • Event News
  • 2020-05-02

The corona virus is responsible for the fact that all trade fairs on the subject of EMC are currently cancelled. These trade fairs are important drivers of the industry. There, new business contacts should have been made, existing contacts should have been cultivated, new products should have been presented and technical lectures should have been held. The cancellation of these events causes drastic losses. At the same time, large parts of the economy are paralysed and the demand for alternatives is high. In this situation, we have to find new ways of compensating at least partially for the loss of trade fairs and actively limit the damage. For this reason, the German supplier search engine Sherlock Who (https://www.sherlock-who.com) has created a new online trade fair format together with industry representatives, associations and media partners: The EMV OneClickExpo (EMV = German for EMC). This is intended to provide the EMC industry with a digital platform throughout the year and will start on May 18th 2020. At EMV OneClickExpo, suppliers present their innovations, products and competences to the trade public throughout the year. Various interaction options enable the exchange between exhibitors and visitors. On Live-Days, which take place several times a year, trade fair participants can also come into live contact with each other. Changing lectures and technical contributions in the knowledge area make a regular visit to EMV OneClickExpo even more interesting. As a start-up, EMV OneClickExpo, together with its visitors and exhibitors, is breaking new ground to offer the EMC industry a platform for the future. Visitors can now register for the fair update free of charge. Exhibitors can benefit from the Early Bird conditions until May 8th.

Compact Dual Inductors with High Saturation Current
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-30

TDK Corporation has extended its range of dual inductors to include the EPCOS series B82477D6. The seven series types cover an inductance range from 2 x 3.9 µH to 2 x 47 µH and are designed for maximum rated currents from 2.83 A to 7.05 A. A special feature of the inductors, which are certified according to AEC-Q200 and compatible with RoHS, are the high saturation currents of up to 16.1 A. The magnetically shielded inductors have dimensions of just 12.5 x 12.5 x 10.5 mm3 and are designed for a wide temperature range of -55°C to +150 °C. Depending on the type, the inductors offer very high coupling factors of the two windings from 97 to 99 per cent. The fields of application of dual inductors are diverse: Indeed, they can be used as coupled inductors in SEPIC (Single-Ended Primary Inductance Converter) or 1:1 transformers in flyback topologies. A further application involves use as a common-mode inductor in power supply lines. The isolation voltage between the two windings is >500 V.

Tailor-made Superjunction MOSFET Performance
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-30

Supporting the needs of the electro-mobility market, Infineon Technologies launches its product family: the CoolMOS™ CFD7A series. These silicon-based, high-performance products can be used in both the PFC and the DC-DC stage of on-board charger systems and HV-LV DC-DC converters specifically optimized for electric-vehicle applications. With several years of experience in the automotive field, Infineon combines highest quality going well beyond the AEC Q101 standard with unrivalled technology know-how for the CoolMOS CFD7A series. The CoolMOS CFD7A is fully compatible with system voltages up to 475 V DC. Higher efficiency levels are made possible by the Kelvin-source concept reaching peak efficiency levels up to 98.4 percent measured. Thanks to their intrinsic fast body diode and the broad portfolio line-up in TO and SMD packages, the CFD7A devices are very well-suited for PFC and DC-DC stages. The product family allows reaching higher switching frequencies with low gate losses enabling more power-dense hence more compact designs. Additionally, the new CoolMOS technology platform was tailored to meet the needs of the rough automotive environment, especially in terms of cosmic radiation and design robustness. Cosmic radiation was tackled right from the beginning of the development process and is proven by experimental results.

1350 V IGBT Device for Domestic Appliance Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-29

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (“Toshiba”) has launched a discrete 1350 V insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) for use in resonance-based home appliance applications that use induction heating, including tabletop cookers, rice cookers and microwave ovens. The GT20N135SRA IGBT features a collector-emitter saturation voltage (VCE(sat)) of 1.60 V (typ.) and a diode forward voltage (VF) of 1.75 V, which represent reductions of around 10% and 21% respectively when compared with conventional products. As both the IGBT and diode have improved their conduction loss characteristics at high temperature (TC=100?), the device will deliver more efficient operation. Additionally, an improved maximum junction-to-case thermal resistance (Rth(j-c)) of 0.48?/W allows for easier thermal design with less heatsinking as it represents an approximate 26% reduction from existing products. The GT20N135SRA can suppress the short circuit current through a resonance capacitor that is generated when the device is started. The product’s peak short circuit current is 129 A, almost a third lower than existing products.  The Safe Operating Area (SOA) is widened, meaning that the IGBT is less likely to break down, thereby giving designers greater flexibility. Housed in an industry standard TO-247 package, the device is able to handle a maximum collector current (IC) of 40 A, reducing with derating to 20 A at 100?.

Noise Analyzer for Precision Oscillator Characterization
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-29

Microchip Technology announced the availability of the 53100A Phase Noise Analyzer, a next-generation phase noise test instrument. The 53100A Phase Noise Analyzer is designed for engineers and scientists who rely on precise and accurate measurement of frequency signals generated for 5G networks, data centers, commercial and military aircraft systems, space vehicles, communication satellites and metrology applications. Capable of measuring radio frequency (RF) signals up to 200 MHz, the test instrument rapidly acquires frequency signals and characterizes the phase noise, jitter, Allan deviation (ADEV) and time deviation (TDEV) quickly and precisely. All attributes of a frequency reference can be completely characterized with a single instrument within minutes. The 53100A Phase Noise Analyzer enables a variety of configurations by allowing up to three separate devices to be tested simultaneously using a single reference, enabling higher capacity for stability measurements. At 344 x 215 x 91mm (13.5 x 8.5 x 3.6 inches), the phase noise test instrument is small enough for integration into manufacturing Automated Test Equipment (ATE) systems, yet powerful enough for laboratory-grade metrology. Its interface provides backward compatibility with Microchip’s 51xxA test sets’ command and data stream, reducing the need to redesign existing ATE infrastructure.

Semiconductor Industry’s First Green Bond
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-28

Analog Devices announced the successful closing of the first green bond offering in the semiconductor industry. The company’s green bond issuance consisted of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 2.950% senior unsecured notes due April 2025. “At ADI, we are committed to engineering a sustainable future and this is an important next step in driving sustainable growth for all ADI stakeholders. We are proud to lead the semiconductor industry with our green bond issuance,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of Analog Devices. ADI intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance or refinance eligible projects that offer sustainability benefits, furthering the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The eligible categories for the use of the net proceeds – renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, sustainable water and wastewater management, pollution prevention and control, clean transportation, and eco-efficient and/or circular economy adapted products, production technologies and processes – are designed to protect and regenerate the environment and are in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In connection with the green bond, ADI worked with Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of environmental, social and corporate governance research and ratings. Sustainalytics reviewed ADI’s green bond framework and opined that it is credible and aligns with the four core components of the Green Bond Principals 2018.

Expert to Present at SEMICON China
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  • People
  • 2020-04-28

Indium Corporation's Sze Pei Lim, Regional Product Manager, will present on soldering material technology for heterogeneous integration at SEMICON China, June 26-29 in Shanghai. The development of heterogeneous integration, which packs more dies or components into a smaller footprint, requires multiple technological advancements in various aspects of advanced packaging, such as substrate design, interconnect methods, and materials. In “Soldering Material Evolution for Heterogeneous Integration”, Lim will outline trends in various soldering material technology for heterogeneous integration, including solder paste, flip-chip, and ball-attach fluxes. Lim manages the semiconductor product lines for the Asia region and works closely with the internal sales and research and development (R&D) teams to develop solutions for industry needs and requirements. She also collaborates with external customers and corporate partners to support the industry's move toward heterogeneous integration. Some of her recent work includes the development of materials and processes for advanced packaging for fine-feature printing for SiP application, as well as for one-step OSP ball-attach applications. Lim has more than 25 years of experience, specifically in the areas of PCB assembly and surface mount technology. She joined Indium Corporation in 2007 as a Technical Manager in Southeast Asia. Prior to that, she was a Research and Development Chemist, focusing on solder paste and flux formulation.

Distribution Partner in the Area of Passive Components
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-28

Isabellenhütte has entered into a distribution partnership with Fujitsu Electronics Europe. Fujitsu’s role is to distribute standard products world-wide, acquiring and advising potential customers with its own operations. Anton Roth, Global Sales Director for Components at Isabellenhütte, explains: “With this distribution partnership we can expand the global coverage of our customers. By doing so we can use individual on-location consultation to include customers whose development sites are different from their production sites. This way we can ensure that the decision pathways are kept short.” If, for example a customer’s development is in Europe, but their production takes place in Asia, the distribution partner Fujitsu Electronics Europe will provide technical consultation to the customer in Europe during the development phase and then also ensure on-location consultation through its affiliates in Asia. Anton Roth: “We have a seamless chain and can follow a project on a global scale.” After starting with an agreement with Fujitsu Electronics Europe, more contracts will be signed shortly with the further Fujitsu locations in America, Korea, Shanghai and the head company in Japan. With this step Isabellenhütte advances its global network and ensures a streamlined organization and simplified handling of international orders. The customers benefit from closer consultation throughout the value-added chain.

Step-by-step Sequence to Show AI-optimized Soft-switching
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-28

Pre-Switch has released a demonstration and full explanation of its CleanWave200 inverter reference. An animated sequence of 20 1µs screen captures illustrates the Pre-Switch AI actively learning from initial start-up with unknown conditions, then subsequently optimizing and adjusting the timing necessary to ensure that a PWM input generates a current ramp to simulate the first part of a sine wave output. Double pulse test data obtained from the 200kW inverter demonstrates that the Pre-Switch soft-switching platform – comprising the Pre-Drive™3 controller board powered by the Pre-Flex™ FPGA, and RPG gate driver board – reduces total system switching losses by 90% or more. Upon commencement of the initial switching cycle (0), the Pre-Switch AI controller assesses multiple inputs to determine what mode the system is in, and then makes a safe but non-optimal estimate of the resonant period needed for soft switching. During the next switching cycle (1), all AI inputs and resulting outputs from switching cycle 0 are precisely re-measured and analyzed. A second conservative resonant timing period, similar to switching cycle 0, is issued. In follow on switching cycle (2), the AI algorithm is now quantitatively-confident and able to predict the optimized resonant timing to ensure full soft-switching - thus minimizing losses in all aspects of the system. Then in switching cycle 3, the AI compares system inputs and results from previous switching cycles and adjusts the resonant timing to fully optimize soft-switching with the increasing load current. These inputs and outputs are stored with the previous switching cycle inputs and resulting resonant timings to improve accuracy and system optimization. In subsequent cycles, soft switching accuracy continues to be optimized, stored to and compared to desired results necessary to maintain accurate forced resonance soft switching. Changes in system temperature, input voltage, output load current, and device degradation are all accounted for and optimized within the Pre-Switch AI algorithm.

Portfolio for Industrial Motor Drive Applications 
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-27

ON Semiconductor announced the NXH25C120L2C2, NXH35C120L2C2/2C2E, and NXH50C120L2C2E, which are 25, 35, and 50 Ampere versions of Transfer-Molded Power Integrated Modules (TM-PIM) for 1200 Volt (V) applications. They are available in Converter-Inverter-Brake (CIB) and Converter-Inverter (CI) configurations. The modules consist of six 1200 V IGBTs, six 1600 V rectifiers, and an NTC thermistor for system level temperature monitoring; the CIB versions use an additional 1200 V IGBT coupled with a diode. The modules feature transfer-molded encapsulation, extending the cycling lifetime for both temperature and power. The modules measure just 73 x 40 x 8 mm, have solderable pins, and have a standardized pin-out for CIB and CI versions. The company also announced the NFAM2012L5B and NFAL5065L4B, expanding its Intelligent Power Module (IPM) portfolio, which includes voltage ratings of 650 V and 1200 V, and current ratings from 10 to 75 A. These 3-phase inverters - with integrated short circuit rated Trench IGBTs, fast recovery diode, gate driver, bootstrap circuits, optional NTC thermistor, and protection - provide compact, reliable modules with UL 1557 certification via an isolation rating of 2500 Vrms / minute. These IPMs feature direct bonding copper substrate and low loss silicon, enhancing power cycling lifetime and thermal dissipation.

EMC Line Filters
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-27

Würth Elektronik offers complete WE-CLFS EMC Line Filters. These have most components one needs for an EMC filter inside of a welded enclosure for perfect shielding. All WE-CLFS filters have at least 65dB of peak attenuation, and come with UL and VDE certifications, which ensures safety requirements are already factored into the design. With 3 different types available: single stage, single-stage advanced, and two-stage, with options of with a rated current up to 20A. Another solution Würth Elektronik offers is the “Design Your Own EMC Filter” kit, which includes different common mode chokes (CMCs), X capacitors, Y capacitors, and connectors, as well as a booklet including pre-determined filters which eliminate calculations and component selection. This kit will enable the user to assemble a working EMC filter during design. For the off-the-shelf power supply’s radiated emissions, a cable ferrite is the easiest solution. Würth Elektronik’s free component selection tool, REDEXPERT, allows users to sort through all cable ferrites, including parts to fit specific cables, to find the best solution in just a few seconds.

ISPSD 2020 Conference New Dates
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  • Event News
  • 2020-04-24

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISPSD 2020 organizers decided to postpone the 32nd IEEE International Symposium on Power Semi­conductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD) to September 3–6, 2020. The ISPSD 2020 will take place as originally planned in the Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria. The safety of all participants is the top priority. The early registration deadline is extended to July 24, 2020. At this moment, the organizers are investigating the possibility of earlier online publication of the conference proceedings in IEEE Xplore.

Lineup of N-channel MOSFET for General Purpose
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-23

Torex Semiconductor has launched six products of XP23 series (30V withstand voltage) and XP26 series (60V withstand voltage) for MOSEFET. The products which released this time are general-purpose N-channel MOSFET with low on resistance and high speed switching. It can be used for various applications such as relay circuits and switching circuits. The gate protection diode is built-in as a static protection. Furthermore, two series are in a compact SOT-323-3A (2.1 x 1.25 x h0.95mm Height) package with contributing space saving.

Website to Help Engineers “Find and Design Faster”
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-23

Micrometals has launched a new website, that includes powerful parametric searching, product comparison and calculation software aimed at helping power component engineers “Find and Design Faster” than ever before. The new site has been completely redesigned to provide a comprehensive and easily searched collection of inductor core solutions and powerful design software. The feature-rich homepage provides multiple points of search and navigation to make it easy to find products, data or specifications on the thousands of cores available. Drop down navigation also features enhanced application pages, literature downloads, global contacts and company information. Jim Cox, Micrometals President commented “The feedback on the new website has been tremendous and we are thrilled that our goals for the new site were achieved, to allow our customers, engineers and buyers to be able to Find and Design Faster than ever before. We set out to create the best website in our industry and the customer feedback so far has been very positive. As an engineer, I really appreciate the look of the new site and how intuitive it is to find what I’m looking for and use the software to analyze solutions.” The new website provides open access to datasheets, application notes, materials and company information. The design and analysis software require basic customer registration so that any updates or technical support issues can be reviewed by Micrometals engineers to improve overall engineer experience.

24V Battery Module for Industrial Equipment
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  • 2020-04-23

Murata Manufacturing has developed a FORTELION 24V Battery Module (all-in-one type) that is ideal for industrial equipment requiring high output such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and robots. Mass production started in April2020. This module is equipped with "FORTELION", Murata's proprietary lithium-ion secondary battery, which uses olivine-type lithium iron phosphate as the cathode material and combines long life with an exceptionally high level of safety. In recent years, the use of service robots and AGVs in warehouses has expanded in the interests of improving productivity and overcoming manpower shortages. Conventionally, these devices are equipped with lead-acid batteries, but in view of issues such as long charging time and short battery life, there is an increasing need to replace them with lithium-ion secondary batteries, which boast faster charging capability and longer battery life. In addition, Murata is committed to reducing the use of batteries that contain lead, which is hazardous to the environment. In response to these needs, Murata has developed a new battery module that is the same size as a conventional lead-acid battery. Equipped with"FORTELION" lithium-ion secondary batteries, this module delivers longer life and rapid charging capability as well as realizing a high level of safety.

PCIM Europe 2020 to Take Place Digitally
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  • 2020-04-23

Due to the increasing spread of Covid-19 in Europe and the associated ban on all major German events up to, and including the end of August, the PCIM Europe exhibition and conference 2020 in Nuremberg has been cancelled. The event had already been postponed from May to 28 – 30 July 2020, and will now take place again next year. The virtual format will offer a digital alternative for knowledge transfer in early July 2020. According to the Federal government's guidelines dated 15 April 2020, all major events are prohibited in Germany until 31 August 2020. For this reason, the international PCIM Europe trade fair and conference cannot take place this year in Nuremberg from 28 – 30 July 2020 as planned. Digital formats are currently being developed with which exhibitors and speakers can exchange views on product innovations and the latest research topics with visitors and participants virtually. This also includes an online conference with live and on-demand solutions for interactive presentations. We plan to implement these virtual formats with digital presentation and exchange opportunities from 7 – 8 July 2020. Further information will follow shortly.

Foundry Platform for Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Industry
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-22

SANAN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT announced worldwide access to its growing portfolio of advanced, wide bandgap power electronics foundry services for 650V and 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) devices, and 650V gallium nitride (GaN) power high-electron-mobility-transistors (HEMT). "Sanan IC's parent company, Sanan Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., has extensive high-volume compound semiconductor manufacturing experience, which inspired us to start building our own line of wide bandgap semiconductor technologies for power electronics," says Raymond Cai, CEO of Sanan IC. "Moreover, we recognize that the power industry needs access to cutting edge foundry services. Sanan IC's capabilities provide high-growth power markets with a comprehensive platform for product prototyping, combining reduced entry barrier and mass production with unmatched service, security and quality control." According to Yole Développement (Yole) analysts, the power GaN market is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 55% between 2017 and 2023. Additional Yole technology and market reports state the power SiC market will grow at a CAGR of 29% between 2018-2024. Initiated by the adoption of GaN solutions in top smartphone vendors and SiC in big data markets, both technologies are recognized by the power device industry for reshaping system design. As such, Sanan IC is dedicated to bolstering the GaN and SiC technology evolution. With comprehensive power electronics foundry services, extensive experience in mass production, and compliance with quality and security standards, Sanan IC is an ideal partner to ensure success with applications.

1300W of Power at 96% efficiency
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-22

Vicor announces the DCM5614, an isolated, regulated 270V-to-28V DC-DC converter with an output power rating of 1300W in a VIA™ package size of 5.6 x 1.4 x 0.3in. Providing unmatched power density of 451W/in3 at a weight of just 178g, the DCM5614 supports advanced airborne, shipboard and UAV systems where power density, weight and efficiency are critical. With 96% efficiency, power dissipation is significantly reduced, and the innovative planar and thermally adept VIA package enables multiple cooling strategies for enhanced thermal performance. Modules can also be easily paralleled for increased power or stacked for increased output voltage.

Easy-to-Use Package for Wearables and High-Volume Applications
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-22

Nexperia has launched a range of MOSFETs in the ultra-small DFN0606 package for mobile and portable applications including wearables. The devices also offer the lowest RDS(on) for their size and employ the commonly used pitch of 0.35 mm to simplify PCB assembly processes. With a footprint of just 0.62 x 0.62 mm, the PMH family of DFN0606-packaged MOSFETs delivers a space-saving of over 36% when compared to previous-generation DFN1006 parts. Due to advanced process technology, the devices offer the lowest RDS(on) in market, with more than 60% reduction compared to competitor devices, excellent ESD performance, and VGS low voltage threshold down to 0.7 V, a vital parameter for portable applications with low drive voltage. Sandy Wang, Nexperia’s product manager commented: “The latest generation of wearables continues to push boundaries in consumer technology. The evolution of smart-phones, smart-watches, fitness trackers and other innovations requires miniaturized MOSFETs that provide leading performance and efficiency for an ever-growing list of complex functions. Nexperia has a high-volume production capacity for these devices and the manufacturing footprint to upscale for the most demanding of markets." Nine PMH devices in the new DFN0606 package are available now.

APEC 2020 Announces Updated Refund Policy
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  • Event News
  • 2020-04-22

The Steering Committee and the Sponsors of the APEC conference, IEEE PELS and IAS in partnership with the PSMA, wish to thank our loyal community for their patience as we worked through the complex business negotiations required legally to reach our desired goal of maximizing your refund. The IEEE Societies and PSMA acknowledge the economic strain this situation has placed on our exhibitors, attendees, and vendor/provider partners. All of whom we consider part of our APEC community. To that end, dozens of individuals have worked tirelessly for weeks to assure a responsible and equitable outcome. We would like to assure our community that the Sponsors have, since the beginning of this process, agreed to take no financial proceeds and in fact agreed to absorb a significant loss to settle obligations to vendors in order to maximize the refund to attendees and our valued and loyal Exhibitors. To that end, the Sponsors have also agreed to absorb additional costs allowing us to now offer the following refund schedule: • Exhibitors will receive a 100% refund • Partners (i.e. corporate sponsors/supporters) will receive a 100% refund • Attendees will receive a 40% refund • Spousal tours and any extras (extra social tickets, proceedings/workbooks) will be returned at 100%

Speaker Amp ICs for Advanced Instrument Clusters
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-21

ROHM announced the AEC-Q100 qualified 2.8W output Class AB monaural speaker amplifiers the BD783xxEFJ-M series (BD78306EFJ-M, BD78310EFJ-M and BD78326EFJ-M) ideal for instrument clusters - used in vehicles equipped with autonomous driving and ADAS. ROHM developed the BD783xxEFJ-M series for vehicle clusters requiring various sound outputs at high volume, including warning sounds, turn signals, welcome tones, and voice guidance. Also, adopting a new type of over current protection (OCP) circuit provides protection against output shorts (damage due to accidental terminal contact) that was difficult to achieve in the past, making it possible to deliver high 2.8W output. Thermal shutdown and under voltage lock out (UVLO) are also built in to ensure high reliability protection against abnormal conditions. What’s more, qualification under the automotive reliability standard AEC-Q100 and support for high temperature operation up to 105? enable stable voice output without compromising functionality even under severe conditions. Going forward, ROHM will continue to contribute to greater safety and comfort by developing high quality, high reliability products for the automotive field where sound diversification is increasing.

Mike England Appointed Chief Operating Officer
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  • People
  • 2020-04-21

Electrocomponents has promoted Mike England to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mike will remain a member of the Senior Management Team and will continue to report directly to Lindsley Ruth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In his new role, Mike will help to drive the Group’s long-term strategy, aligning go-to-market, digital and customer and supplier centric activities across the globe. He will continue to lead the EMEA region in the near term until a new President EMEA has been appointed. Mike joined the Electrocomponents Group in November 2015 to lead the turnaround of our UK business and has been President EMEA for the last two years where he has been responsible for the commercial operation and business transformation of the EMEA region. Lindsley Ruth, Electrocomponents CEO, said: “Mike’s energy and passion has been instrumental in driving significant outperformance and market share gains in EMEA. In his new role as COO, he will be executing on our vision to drive a more aligned offer, go-to-market approach, and customer and supplier experience across the globe. This new approach will not only improve performance and drive economies of scale but will also accelerate our journey to become first choice for our customers, suppliers and people.”

Converters Developed for High Power DFIG Applications
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-21

Ingeteam has launched its new-generation wind power converters developed for high power DFIG application. Ingeteam's DFIG converter series offer cost-optimized products for each market and application. The wind converters are extremely grid-friendly, and include FRT, SCR and SSR features, enabling them to be deployed anywhere in the world. To this day, DFIG converters remain the most proven, efficient and cost competitive drive train topology for onshore applications. The DFIG converters can be modulated to bring customized solutions that will effectively minimize wind turbine LCoE. Ingeteam’s vast knowledge and experience have been mobilized to generate design processes that combine development and validation, to ensure the supply of optimized DFIG Power Converters in the wind market for high power applications in the range of 6 to 8 MW. The overall design ensures high-quality performance with regards to reliability, availability and maintainability. They are highly versatile in order to interact with a wide range of grid connection situations, regardless of the particular local grid codes and conditions. The full certification of any new product design is a “must” for the company and, therefore, guarantees the converters can obtain the most demanding certification standards.

GaN Technology Increases Output Power
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-21

Power Integrations announced that its InnoSwitch™3-MX isolated switcher IC family has been expanded with the addition of three new PowiGaN™ devices. As part of a chipset with Power Integrations’ InnoMux™ controller IC, the new switcher ICs now support display and appliance power supply applications with a continuous output power of up to 75 W without a heatsink. The InnoMux chipset employs a unique single-stage power architecture that reduces losses in display applications by 50% when compared to conventional designs, increasing overall efficiency to 91% in constant-voltage and constant-current LED backlight driver designs. Additionally, by eliminating the need for post regulation (i.e. buck and boost) stages, TV and monitor designers can halve component count, improving reliability and reducing manufacturing cost. With a high breakdown voltage of 750 V, the PowiGaN InnoSwitch3-MX parts are also extremely robust and highly-resistant to the line surges and swells commonly-seen in regions with unstable mains voltages. InnoSwitch3-MX flyback switcher ICs combine the primary switch, the primary-side controller, a secondary-side synchronous rectification controller, and PI’s innovative FluxLink™ high-speed communications link. The InnoSwitch3-MX receives control instructions from its chipset partner InnoMux IC, which independently measures the load requirements of each output and directs the switcher IC to deliver the right amount of power to each output, maintaining accurate regulation of current or voltage.

Changes to Global CWIEME Event Series 2020
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  • Event News
  • 2020-04-21

Hyve, the organiser of the global CWIEME event series, announced changes to the scheduled CWIEME events in 2020. The decision by the German government to postpone large events until 31st August 2020, means that CWIEME Berlin 2020, scheduled to take place from 30th June – 2nd July, has now been postponed. The organisers are working closely with the venue and their partners to find a solution for the Berlin event and will contact everyone involved once new dates for CWIEME Berlin have been agreed. Hyve has also made the difficult decision to cancel CWIEME Americas for this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of the continuing travel restrictions. CWIEME Shanghai will continue to take place as planned from 29th – 31st July 2020. "CWIEME is an international event and these changes allow our global community to amend their plans," said Nick Davison, new CWIEME Portfolio Director. “We very much regret that we have to cancel CWIEME Americas for this year, but due to the current coronavirus situation and ongoing travel restrictions we had to make this decision to ensure the safety and health of our exhibitors, participants, and partners. This is an unprecedented and fast-developing situation and we are monitoring global developments closely.”

Hybrid Material Improves the Performance of Silicon in Li-ion Batteries
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-21

To minimise the reducing effect of high charging rates on the capacity of silicon anodes, researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have developed a hybrid material of mesoporous silicon (PSi) microparticles and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). According to the researchers, the hybrid material needs to be realised through chemical conjugation of PSi and CNTs with the right polarity so as to not hinder the diffusion of lithium ions into silicon. With the right type of conjugation, also the electrical conductivity and mechanical durability of the material was improved. Further, the PSi microparticles used in the hybrid material were produced from barley husk ash to minimise the carbon footprint of the anode material and to support its sustainability. Silicon was produced through a simple magnesiothermic reduction process applied to the phytoliths that are amorphous porous silica structures found in abundance in husk ash. Next, the researchers are aiming to produce a full silicon anode with a solid electrolyte to address the challenges related to the safety of LIBs and to the unstable solid electrolyte interface (SEI). “The progress of the LIB research is very exciting, and we want to contribute to the field with our know-how related to mesoporous structures of silicon. Hopefully, the EU will invest more in the basic research of batteries to pave the wave for high performance batteries and to support the competitiveness of Europe in this field. The Battery 2030+ roadmap would be essential in supporting this progress,” Professor Vesa-Pekka Lehto from the University of Eastern Finland notes.

New Website Launched
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-20

Traco Power has launched a new, improved website. The website is designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality, while allowing customers to easily access and compare the full product portfolio Traco Power has to offer. Created with the best user experience in mind, the site includes many new features to help users to quickly and easily navigate the site to find the ideal product they need. Florian Haas, Director of Marketing and Product management added: “User centricity has always been at the heart of this project. Dozens of interviews and workshops with users, engineers and online experts really helped us to add new, important functions which simplify the search for the right power supply immensely.” Visitors to the new site can stay informed with the latest Traco Power and industry news through the new NPI & News section. This section will contain richer online content such as technical tips, press releases, NPI’s, Videos, whitepapers, announcements and newsletters.

Foundation Donates $500,000 to Massachusetts General Hospital
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-20

Analog Devices, Inc. and The Analog Devices Foundation, ADI’s charitable arm that advances its mission to engineer a more sustainable future, announced its recent $500,000 donation to fund research at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center (VIC), directed by Dr. Mark Poznansky MD, PhD. The donation will directly support the VIC’s work to develop a vaccine and novel point of care testing technologies for COVID-19, which is critical to start opening up the economy and increase safety of healthcare workers and their patients. Analog Devices and the VIC are supporting a trial to develop and deploy two new tests to identify and confirm which individuals have a detectable immune response to COVID-19 and are virus negative. ADI and the VIC will also seek ways to leverage ADI’s sensing technologies to develop rapid care tests and real-time remote vital sign monitoring for COVID-19 patients in quarantine. “Analog Devices is proud to work with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center as it works tirelessly to discover the testing solutions required to identify COVID-19 in individuals and slow the spread of the virus,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of ADI. “There is no better teammate in this fight than this prestigious medical research institution and we look forward to working together to apply sensing technology to testing and monitoring for COVID

AEC-Q200 Compliant Thick Film Resistor Series
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-20

Bourns announced the availability of an AEC-Q200 compliant series of thick film chip resistors, the Model CRxxxxA series in eight compact form factors—from small 0201 (0603 Metric) up to 2512 (6431 Metric). The CRxxxxA series is part of the Bourns® CR line of general-purpose thick film chip resistors. Bourns designed this family of devices in five different versions to support specific application requirements: CR standard, CR-PF ultra-low lead content, CR-AS sulfur resistant, CRxxxxA-AS AEC-Q200 compliant and sulfur resistant and CRxxxxA AEC-Q200 compliant. The CRxxxxA series features rated power from 0.05 to 1 watt and a wide resistance range from 1 ohm up to 20 megohms. These features make this series an optimal circuit conditioning solution for a broad range of consumer, industrial, telecom and other applications. Bourns manufactures its latest resistors using a thick film element that is printed onto a ceramic substrate. This type of advanced ceramic substrate offers excellent heat dissipation. The resistive element is coated by an epoxy overcoat layer, which isolates the resistive element electrically to help protect it against mechanical damages and environmental effects such as humidity and gasses. Available now, Bourns® Model CRxxxxA series is RoHS compliant and halogen free.

Variable Designable High-Performance Heatsink
  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-16

Fischer Elektronik is expanding its wide product range of different types of high-performance heatsinks by the HPK series ... High-performance heatsinks of this design are used for heat dissipation with higher power losses and the need for larger semiconductor mounting areas. Due to the complexity and the difficulty of manufacturing (fin ratio and spacing) the heatsink structure consists of a single extruded cooling fin, which contains a special tongue and groove system in the fin base. Depending on the requested heatsink width the individual cooling fins can be thermotechnically optimal combined with each other using this press-fit geometry. Fin heights of 60, 80, 100, 120 and 140mm are available for the design of a high-performance heatsink from the HPK ... series. The maximum heatsink width that can be achieved is 350mm whereby the length of the heatsink is cut according to customer-specific requirements or specially produced depending on the quantity. The high-performance heatsinks produced in this way are suitable for both, free and forced convection. The massive heatsink base with a material thickness of 12 mm acts as a semiconductor mounting surface and leads to a better heat distribution within the entire heatsink. The semiconductor mounting surface of the high-performance heatsink HPK ... is milled flat as a standard which means that a special quality is achieved with regard to flatness and roughness.

Variable Resistor Portfolio Gives a Wide Range of Options 
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-15

TT Electronics announced the addition of ten product families to its professional audio portfolio. The portfolio expansion includes the introduction of five rotary potentiometer families, four slide potentiometers families, and one encoder series. These parts are ideal for a variety of applications found in the professional audio industry, including electric guitars, amplifiers, mixers, drum machines, synthesizers, DJ equipment, recording studio controls, and audio/visual equipment. The rotary potentiometer families (P161, P162, P163, P164, P165) are IP 40 rated and offer a wide range of resistance options, from 1KO to 1MO. These new products feature metal shaft and bushing as well as options for vertical or horizontal PCB mounting. The slide potentiometer families (PSS1, PSS2, PSL2, and LM1001) offer slide travel options ranging from 20mm to 100mm, and a resistance range from 1KO to 1MO. The new LM1001 marks TT’s first motorized slide potentiometer, useful when the ability to jump to preset positions or physical feedback from virtual controllers is desired. The EN09 encoder series is highly reliable with 10 pulses per rotation and a push-on switch option (non-latching). This series is also IP 40 rated. 

Snap-in Power Aluminum Capacitors
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-15

Vishay Intertechnology, introduced a series of miniature snap-in power aluminum electrolytic capacitors that enables higher power density designs. The Vishay BCcomponents 257 PRM-SI series offers up to 20 % higher ripple current than previous-generation solutions in case sizes that are up to 20 % smaller, while providing longer useful life to 5,000 hours at 85 °C. With ripple currents up to 5.05 A, the devices released today allow designers to utilize fewer components to save board space and lower costs. Featuring a cylindrical aluminum case, insulated with a blue sleeve, 257 PRM-SI series capacitors feature rated voltages to 500 V in 25 compact case sizes ranging from 22 mm by 25 mm to 35 mm by 60 mm. The RoHS-compliant devices are also available with 3-pin keyed polarity snap-in terminals. As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid electrolyte, the devices are ideally suited for smoothing, buffering, and DC-Link filtering in switch mode power supplies used in medical, consumer welding, and test and measurement equipment, in addition to general industrial control and audio / video system applications. Samples and production quantities of the 257 PRM-SI series capacitors are available now, with lead times of 14 weeks.

Named 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award Winner
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-14

Vishay Intertechnology announced that the company’s Dover, New Hampshire, facility has been recognized by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award winner for 2019. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers that have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on criteria including overall quality and on-time delivery. Vishay was one of 86 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 4-Star honors. “Raytheon has extremely high standards when it comes to the performance of its suppliers, so this award speaks volumes to our dedication to quality products and reliable delivery,” said Tim Shafer, Vice President, Product Marketing, at Vishay Intertechnology. “We take great pride in our partnership with Raytheon and look forward to providing the company with the highest levels of service for years to come.”

GaN Devices Bring Increased Performance
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-14

Transphorm Inc. announced availability of its Gen IV GaN platform. Transphorm’s latest technology offers notable advancements in performance, designability, and cost when compared to its previous GaN generations. Related, Transphorm also announced that Gen IV and future platform generations will be called SuperGaN™ technologies. When designing Gen IV, Transphorm’s engineering team drew on learnings from production ramps of previous products, coupled with a constant drive for performance, manufacturability, and cost reduction to design a new product with ultimate simplicity and substantial improvements. The new platform’s patented technology delivers benefits that augment Transphorm’s intrinsic GaN performance and simplicity both in assembly and applications, which is the catalyst for the SuperGaN™ brand. Driven by its patented technology, SuperGaN Gen IV benefits include Increased Performance, Easier Designability, Enhanced Inrush Current Capability (di/dt), Reduced Device Cost and Proven Robustness/Reliability. “We expect Transphorm’s SuperGaN™ FETs to continue to impact next gen power electronics as the evolution of Silicon superjunction MOSFETs did,” said Philip Zuk, VP of Worldwide Technical Marketing and NA Sales, Transphorm. “Our Gen IV GaN platform is creating new design opportunities in other power stages through better performance while increasing customers’ overall ROI. Our ability to reduce losses and bring the initial device investment down closer to what customers are used to with Silicon without sacrificing reliability is another indicator that GaN’s position in the marketplace is strengthening.”

Flyback PWM Controllers with Integrated Active Clamp Circuits
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-14

Silanna Semiconductor announced the launch of an expanded portfolio of Active Clamp Flyback (ACF) Controllers. Silanna Semiconductor focuses on the ultimate Power Management challenges with best-in-class power density and efficiency that delight customers with unprecedented BoM savings. First announced at APEC 2019, Silanna Semiconductor has delivered on the customer expectations and market penetration of Active Clamp Flyback Controllers and now dominates the integrated ACF market. The SZ1110 and SZ1130 devices are Active Clamp Flyback PWM Controllers that integrate an adaptive digital PWM controller and the following Ultra High-Voltage (UHV) components: an Active Clamp FET, Active Clamp Gate Driver and a Startup Regulator. This unprecedented level of integration facilitates designing efficient, high-power-density adapters with low BoM cost to satisfy power-hungry mobile phones, tablets, notebooks and video game consoles. Customers can see demonstrations of the ACF controllers, delivering over 94% efficiency with an all-silicon design and 27 W/in3 power density at 65W for AC/DC power adapters together with the extensive DC/DC and AC/DC products at the demo room in https://www.powerdensity.com/sz1110-sz1130. “Less than a year ago we launched the SZ1101, the world’s first Active Clamp Flyback Controller, to an incredible customer and industry response,” said Mark Drucker, CEO of Silanna Semiconductor. “This expansion into higher power and smaller form factors speaks to our core power density leadership. Silanna Semiconductor delivers AC/DC solutions with the highest Power Density and Efficiency while simultaneously delivering the greatest value and reduced BoM costs.”

Type-C Power Delivery 2-in-1 Combo Protection Switch
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-14

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced a Type-C Power Delivery compliant 2-in-1 combo protection switch capable up to 28V absolute maximum voltage. The AOZ1380 is a smart protection switch combining both current source and sink function into a single small thermally enhanced 3mm x 5.2mm DFN package. Made possible by AOS’ advanced copackaging technology, AOZ1380 combines a high-performance IC with protection features and AOS’ state-ofthe-art high SOA MOSFET. This device provides true reverse current blocking intended for applications where protection from exposure to high voltages is required. The AOZ1380 provides an ideal solution for the latest notebooks, ultrabooks, Chromebooks, and docking stations, with Thunderbolt/USB Type-C PD ports. In the sinking application, two discrete back to back MOSFETs along with resistors and capacitors provide soft start functionality to prevent Type C power adaptor brownout at the plugin. However, programmability and protection features such as reverse-current blocking and over-voltage and over-temperature protection are lacking in this implementation. As a Type C port must also provide power delivery of up to 15W in a notebook application, there's also a need for a 5V current limited load switch with protection features. The AOZ1380 provides all this functionality and reduces board footprint by over 50% compared to competing solutions.

2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits Goes Virtual
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  • Event News
  • 2020-04-13

For the first time in its 40-year history, the 2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits will be held as a virtual conference due to concerns over the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Despite the change in format, the Symposia program promises to deliver a unique perspective on the integration of advanced technology developments, innovative circuit design, and the applications they enable – such as machine learning, IoT, artificial intelligence, wearable/implantable biomedical applications, big data, cloud / edge computing, virtual reality (VR) / augmented reality (AR), robotics, and autonomous vehicles – the emerging technology ecosystem needed to realize the conference theme of “The Next 40 Years of VLSI for Ubiquitous Intelligence.” The now-virtual Symposia will be held from June 14 – 19, 2020 with a comprehensive program of technical presentations, panel discussions, focus sessions, short courses, and the popular “Friday Forum” a focused discussion on “Technologies & Circuits for Edge Intelligence.” The Symposia is the microelectronics industry’s premiere international conference, integrating technology, circuits, and systems with a range and scope unlike any other conference, charting the roadmap for the connected devices and systems that will drive the next stage of human interaction.

Open-Source Ventilator to Battle COVID-19
  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-09

Monolithic Power Systems announced it has assembled an emergency ventilator inspired by the open-source MIT design to aid in the fight against COVID-19. MPS is applying its expertise in power management and motor controls toward a solution that can safely and easily automate a manual resuscitator when a full ICU ventilator may not be available. "We want to contribute our expertise and resources to help combat the pandemic," said Michael Hsing, CEO and founder of MPS. "Our team has worked nonstop to create a working prototype in less than 8 days and now we are working with medical experts to ready the device. But we need help to scale the production as quickly as possible." MPS's low-cost automated Bag Valve Mask (BVM) resuscitator mechanizes the human squeezing of the bag. BVMs are readily available in hospitals and ambulances, and in this design, the BVM can be easily accessed and removed if manual intervention is required. Battery backup and a power-loss alarm increase reliability. The low-cost design can be built quickly with a minimal number of simple, off-the-shelf components. The hope is that this collaborative effort will offer extremely needed resources to the medical community and people suffering from COVID-19.  MPS is seeking manufacturing partners and component suppliers to quickly scale up the production quantities in a short amount of time.

Gate-Driver IC for Low-Voltage Power Conversion Systems
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-08

Each time a power MOSFET is being turned on or off in a SMPS, parasitic inductances produce ground-shifts that may cause false triggering of the gate-driver IC. Infineon Technologies adds a device to its cost-effective and compact-size EiceDRIVER™ 1EDN TDI (truly differential inputs) 1-channel gate-driver family to prevent such consequences. The device (1EDN7550U) is housed in an ultrasmall (1.5 mm x 1.1 mm x 0.39 mm) 6-pin leadless TSNP package. Infineon’s gate-driver ICs with TDIs are key to high-power-density and high-efficiency designs at a lower system cost compared to alternative solutions. The TSNP package (1EDN7550U) occupies a PCB-area five times smaller compared to its SOT-23 family members. With a 3.3 V PWM input signal at application level, the EiceDRIVER 1EDN TDI can withstand static ground-shifts of up to ± 70 V and transient ground shifts of as much as ± 150 V peak. The combination of tiny size and ground-shift robustness enables two of these gate-driver ICs to operate in a 48 V half-bridge configuration. Concurrently, designers have the freedom to place these gate-driver ICs in the PCB layout wherever they fit best which is key to enabling industry leading power density.

Testing Gallium Nitride Devices to Failure Demonstrates Robustness
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-08

EPC announces its 'Phase Eleven Reliability Report', documenting the strategy used to achieve a remarkable field reliability record. This strategy relied upon tests forcing devices to fail under a variety of conditions to create stronger products to serve demanding applications such as lidar for autonomous vehicles, LTE base stations, vehicle headlamps, and satellites to name just a few. Testing devices to the point of failure creates an understanding of the amount of margin between data sheet limits and products in application. More importantly, intrinsic failure mechanisms of devices are identified. The knowledge of these intrinsic failure mechanisms is used to determine the root cause of failures. Knowledge of the behavior of a device over time, temperature, electrical or mechanical stress can provide users with an accurate representation of the safe operating life of a product over a more general set of operating conditions. According to Dr. Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of EPC, "eGaN devices have been in volume production for over ten years and have demonstrated very high reliability in both laboratory testing and high-volume customer applications. The release of EPC's 11th reliability report represents the cumulative experience of millions of devices over a ten-year period and five generations of technology. These reliability tests have been undertaken to continue our understanding the behavior of GaN devices over a wide-range of stress conditions."

Surface Mount, Non-Isolated Dc-Dc Converter
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-07

CUI Inc announced the addition of its first four contact, surface mount, non-isolated converter to its dc-dc converter line. The ultra-thin VXO78-500-M features a 500mA output current, no-load input current as low as 0.2mA and a wide -40 to +85°C temperature range. This regulated dc-dc converter offers a wide 4.75 to 36 Vdc input voltage range, short-circuit protection and 4-SMD reflow solderability in an ultra-compact SMT package with half-vias corners. Unlike linear regulators, this ultra-compact, surface mount dc-dc converter offers extreme efficiency (up to 95%), making the VXO78-500-M an ideal solution for applications where board space is at a premium and maximizing energy efficiency is a concern. General applications for the VXO78-500-M include ITE (commercial), controls and electronics that require a wide input at a low cost. The VXO78-500-M is available immediately with prices starting at $2.52 per unit at 100 pieces through distribution.

4ch Linear LED Drivers Designed for Motorcycles
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  • 2020-04-07

ROHM announces the availability of a 4ch linear LED driver IC with built-in MOSFET ideal for LED rear lamps (turn/stop), fog lamps and turn signals for automotive use. The adoption of automotive-grade LED lamps is advancing in terms of power savings and design flexibility, while the number of lamps and brightness levels are increasing significantly. Vehicle manufacturers demand simpler circuits for rear and license plate lamps in order to reduce costs and shorten development time. Following market requirements, ROHM developed its newest LED drivers, the BD183x7EFV-M (BD18337EFV-M / BD18347EFV-M) series which incorporate a proprietary thermal dissipation circuit and individual LED control function. To minimize board area, output channels are consolidated into a single terminal, allowing a configuration a 4ch high output (150mA/ch) driver into a compact 16pin package. Further, the individual LED control function allows driving LED lamps with different specifications by one driver. To reduce design effort, heat distribution circuit allows simplification of the overall thermal design. The LED control function enables individual or collective control of LEDs in case of errors, to comply with motorcycle standards for license plate lighting. Individual dimming function supports sequential lighting for greater design versatility along with protection functions to protect the LED driver and peripheral circuits.

Power Management IC Cuts Solution Size by Half
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-07

Designers of compact consumer devices can now slash solution size by half and extend battery life by 20 percent with the MAX77654 single inductor, multiple output (SIMO) power management IC (PMIC) from Maxim Integrated Products. This next-generation SIMO PMIC delivers 3 outputs with just one inductor at 91 percent efficiency, which is 16 percent greater than traditional 4-chip systems. With significantly reduced solution size, system designers can pack more functionality in their applications such as wearables, hearables and other compact consumer devices when compared to using traditional power solutions. The MAX77654 builds on Maxim Integrated's robust portfolio of SIMO PMICs. As designers continue their quest to shrink form factors for compact consumer devices, they must also consider extending battery life (or shrinking battery volume), as well as reducing heat dissipation and noise. The MAX77654 SIMO PMIC addresses space-constraint challenges for system designers by replacing 3 buck-boost converters, 3 inductors with a single converter and a single inductor. It also replaces 2 LDOs/load-switches, a battery charger and additional passives, resulting in a 50 percent smaller solution. The MAX77654 improves end-user experience with 20 percent longer battery life by delivering 91 percent efficiency. With less than 500nA shutdown current and a low supply current of 6µA with 5 regulators operating, designers can add more functions to their ultra-low-power consumer devices.

Gaining JOSCAR Supply Chain Approval
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-07

ETAL UK has been recently approved to join the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR). This approval is valued by world leaders in the defence and aerospace industry, and is a mark of ETAL's continued commitment to compliance and quality assurance. Commenting on the approval, Dan Phelan, President of ETAL Group, said, "We are pleased to have met the requirements to become a fully compliant supplier on the JOSCAR register. Our membership assures customers that we strive to meet the highest standards of quality and comply with the highest standards. We are already seeing great opportunities for growth in the defence and aerospace industries and this approval will take us from strength to strength." JOSCAR aims to simplify supplier accreditation for buyers, suppliers and the four vital industries across which it operates: aerospace, defence, security and space.

Final Regulatory Approval for Acquisition  
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  • 2020-04-07

Infineon Technologies announced that all necessary regulatory approvals have been received for its acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Infineon expects to close the transaction within five business days. Beginning of June 2019, Infineon and Cypress announced that the companies had signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon would acquire Cypress. With the acquisition, Infineon will be able to offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio for linking the real with the digital world and shaping digitalization. The company's path of profitable growth will be accelerated by evolving from a leader in components to a leader in system solutions for the automotive, industrial and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. Its customers can benefit from Infineon's increased global reach and enhanced design-in support tailored to their needs. The transaction will initially be funded through a combination of cash on hand and a committed acquisition financing facility provided by banks. Infineon will use the proceeds from the share placement and the issuance of the hybrid bond in 2019, totaling 2.7bn EUR. In addition, the acquisition facility, which is syndicated among 20 international banks, will be drawn to pay the remainder of the transaction value. With maturities ranging from March 2022 until June 2024 for individual tranches, the acquisition facility provides ample time and flexibility for the long-term refinancing measures. The company will keep liquidity corresponding to its target level of 1bn EUR plus at least 10% of sales on its balance sheet.

4 kW PFC GaN Evaluation Board
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-06

Transphorm announced that it has partnered with microcontroller provider Microchip Technology. The collaboration integrates a Microchip dsPIC33CK digital signal controller board with Transphorm's 4 kW AC-to-DC bridgeless totem pole power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board, which features the company's latest Gen IV GaN technology. Building on Transphorm's application support capabilities, Microchip's worldwide technical support team will also be available to developers working with the integrated Transphorm solution. As a result, customers can access an evaluation board offering more than 99 percent efficiency and pre-programmed firmware off the shelf, now backed with global support to further simplify AC-to-DC power system designs. "Transphorm's Microchip collaboration is a gamechanger," said Philip Zuk, VP of Worldwide Technical Marketing and North American Sales, Transphorm. "The control requirements of GaN power systems using the bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction is different than what is used to control traditional CCM boost PFCs which has long been a new challenge for some ODMs. Today, two industry leaders have partnered to reduce that knowledge gap. We're giving customers access to a disruptive GaN solution backed by a world-class global support team." Microchip's dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) are supported by a set of embedded design tools created to empower developers, even those with limited expertise. These tools provide intuitive graphic user interfaces for device initialization in Microchip's free MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment.

Online Experience Showcase Launched
  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-06

GaN Systems launched its Virtual Experience site displaying the latest technology innovations that are using GaN transistors as a cornerstone technology for smaller, lighter, and more efficient power electronics systems. With event cancellations and postponements, GaN Systems' Virtual Experience will be ongoing, and is offering visitors an online showcase of new transistor products and power modules, reference designs and tools, and customer demonstrations, including Automotive, Consumer, Data Center & 5G, Industrial and Solutions & Design Tools.

Spearhead in Adoption of AI-Based Soft-Switching Power Platform
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-06

Pre-Switch has appointed Foxy Power GmbH from Berlin, Germany as its strategic partner for business development and sales. Founded in 2016, Pre-Switch has overcome the previously-insurmountable challenges of implementing soft-switching in DC/AC systems with varying input voltage, temperature and load conditions. Pre-Switch uses AI to constantly-adjust the relative timing of elements within the switching system required to force a resonance to offset the current and voltage wave forms – thereby minimizing switching losses. "Foxy Power has efficiently approached top global automotive OEMs and automotive suppliers with our technology resulting in strategic design wins. They have also mapped these wins into further successes in industrial applications such as motor drives, battery chargers and renewables" says Bruce Renouard, CEO of Pre-Switch. "Foxy Power is focused identifying the unique technical value propositions of a company before starting to promote its products", says Christopher Rocneanu, CEO and founder of Foxy Power. "In Pre-Switch's case, its unique capability is bringing soft-switching to DC/AC and AC/DC inverters which significantly increases switching frequencies while reducing transistor costs. Their technology has shown added range for battery applications such as electric vehicle traction inverters and reduced the size, weight and system costs for industrial applications."

Exclusive Media Partnership with 21ic.com
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-05

EETech Media is pleased to announce a partnership with 21ic.com, the largest Chinese electronics engineering community. This development makes EETech the exclusive media partner to 21ic for North American and European companies seeking engagement with the Chinese market. 21ic provides the Chinese electrical engineering community valuable content across 15 industry verticals, covering news, products, applications, and trends. Each of 21ic's channels - from IoT to automotive electronics - houses quality content provided by an internal editorial team and industry leaders from external companies. "This partnership provides an incredible opportunity to expand our community of engineers and support a growing market," said Adam LaBarbera, co-founder and CEO of EETech. "21ic is the largest electronics website in China. Partnering to unify our audience and deliver meaningful content is the foundation for our continued growth as a key resource for the global engineering community." With more than 1.1 million registered users and 12 million monthly page views, 21ic editorial, technical, and sales teams meet specific customer strategy goals and provide leading online resources for the EE community in China. "This partnership enables EETech to provide greater support and a wider range of reliable, quality resources for our growing EE community," said Bob Dumas, Vice President of Sales at EETech.

Thermally Conductive Adhesive for Heat Sensitive Components
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-04

The Elecolit 6607 adhesive from Panacol is thermally conductive and can be oven cured at temperatures as low as 80°C. It is characterised by excellent metal adhesion and is electrically insulating. Elecolit 6607 is an epoxy resin-based adhesive filled with aluminium oxide. It is a one-component adhesive and due to its flow characteristics, it can be applied by dispenser, screen printing or spatula. Since Elecolit 6607 cures at temperatures as low as 80°C, even heat-sensitive components can be bonded together. Curing at higher temperatures will shorten the curing time. After curing, the light gray adhesive insulates electrically and provides excellent heat dissipation. Due to its properties, Elecolit 6607 is particularly suitable for bonding metal components and heat sinks to electronic circuit boards.

PCB-Mount Current Transducer
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danisense.com
  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-03

Danisense has launched its ultra-stable, high-precision DP series of PCB-mount current transducers for isolated DC and AC current measurement up to 72A. With a footprint of 64.9 x 60mm, a height of 32mm and light weight of 250g, this compact device is suitable for 1U power supplies and other space-constrained applications. Benefitting from Danisense's closed-loop, compensated Fluxgate technology which provides a fixed excitation frequency and second harmonic zero flux detection for best in class accuracy and stability, DP series PCB-mount current transducers feature a maximum linearity error of 10 ppm and a measurement resistance of up to 100? at full scale. Devices are programmable for 12,5A, 25A, or 50A usage via the PCB layout. Applications include MPS for particle accelerators, stable power supplies, precision drives, battery-testing and evaluation systems, power measurement and power analysis. Comments Loic Moreau, Sales & Marketing Director, Danisense A/S: "Our technology has enabled us to deliver a PCB-mount current transducer with class-leading stability and accuracy. Its small size and low weight make it possible to include such high-performance measurement functionality on the PCB for the first time."

All-in-one Platform for Custom Transformers and Inductors
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frenetic.ai
  • Industry News
  • 2020-04-03

Like many of our colleagues, we have all suffered from the complex and time-consuming processes of designing, testing and manufacturing magnetic components. There are manufacturers and distributors that could sort you out if your transformer or inductor doesn't have to meet any specific requirements and it can be bought off-the-shelf, however, we are increasingly seeing many applications and projects that, as innovation continues to advance the sector, require custom solutions to meet complex and very specific requirements. Well, my fellow colleagues, Frenetic has just launched a brand new platform that is able to solve these tedious processes with a unique AI-based solution. This all-in-one platform has a design flow in which you will be able to define your own specifications in just a few steps. One of the best aspects of this platform is the way Frenetic has simplified this intricate process into 3 easy stages whilst maintaining a very accurate level of data for the AI to create an optimum solution. But that's not all, this platform also helps you to optimize the solution within your preferences for your project in terms of volume, power losses, temperature or cost. In short, this platform and its potential will not only deliver a huge amount of value to your magnetics projects, but to the industry as a whole.

Ruggedized Dual Channel Power Supply
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-02

Powerbox has announced the release of a dual channel power supply for Marine engine control. Based on a ruggedized platform for use in harsh environments, the ENMA500D24/2×27-CC provides two 27V/20A isolated outputs and a total power of 540W. The power supply is housed in a robust IP56 case, it is mechanically designed for efficient conduction cooling, and it complies with DNV/GL standards. From local low power DC/DC converters powering sensors to high power DC generators powering the whole boat, ships and vessels are full of electrical and electronic equipment requiring robust and safe power supplies. Although many applications can be powered by marine certified commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) power supplies, others are very specific, requiring unique power solutions designed to pair with the final application. One example being the servomotors used to operate Fast Switched Valves (FSV) like the ones used for safety purposes in fuel injection pumps, orientable propellers, and engine control. FSV operation is based on servomotors ensuring that fluids are transferred or interrupted with the highest level of safety. As failure is simply not an option in such types of equipment, FSV manufacturers often use two independent power supplies to guarantee redundancy. However, considering the equipment is installed in very compact and harsh environments, this can be a challenge for the installer.

1500 Volt Solar Fuses Rated 35 to 60 Amperage
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-04-02

Littelfuse announced the expansion of its SPXI series in-line solar fuses to include 35 to 60 amperage models. Designed to integrate into in-line assemblies within a wire harness, these 1500 V DC solar fuses protect photovoltaic (PV) installations from overloads and short circuits to minimize damage to solar panels. "Littelfuse understands that the demands on critical solar power systems as a source of clean, renewable energy are growing," said Sakthidharan Krishnamoorthy, product manager, Littelfuse Industrial Business Unit. "We are committed to providing higher amperage protection in a design that can be easily retrofitted within existing in-line configurations to stay ahead of the increasing needs of the industry." Other key benefits of the higher amperage solar SPXI in-line string fuses include:
• A single body case design to increase reliability and simplify retrofitting within existing solar power systems
• UL Recognized to UL248-19 standard, with 50 kA DC interrupting rating
• Product labels with QR codes offering real-time access to part numbers, voltage, programming terms, and date codes to save time with product replacements and inventorying

PCIM Asia 2020 Plans Extra Hygiene Measures
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  • Event News
  • 2020-04-02

Commenting on the current situation, Mr Louis Leung, Deputy General Manager of Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd expressed: "We are highly aware of the disruption the outbreak has caused the industry, so we will be doing all we can to support our stakeholders over the coming months to ensure the fair goes ahead successfully. The safety of all our exhibitors and visitors remains our top priority, so a range of hygiene precautions are being planned to give all participants confidence that they can attend the fair safely." The organisers have established various online means to assist industry players to reach their business goals. These include pre-show online business matching that helps customers to identify their target business partners beforehand. There will also be online video conferences for exhibitors to promote their respective products while getting more market exposure at the same time. More details will be revealed later. To ensure high standards of hygiene at the fairground, the organisers will strengthen protective measures which include temperature checks for all fair participants, disinfection of all high-touch areas, placing additional hand sanitisers throughout the entire fairground, increasing ventilation between the aisles by adjusting air conditioning and improving pre-show logistics management.

First Non-Japanese Chip Manufacturer with Three Honor Quality Awards in a Row
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-03-31

Infineon Technologies has achieved an impeccable quality record in its deliveries to Toyota's Hirose plant for the sixth consecutive year. For this, the car manufacturer has now awarded Infineon the plant's highest quality award, the Honor Quality Award, for the third time in a row. Infineon is the first non-Japanese semiconductor company to achieve this. At the Hirose plant, Toyota manufactures electronic components for automobiles. Infineon supplies the site with transceivers for the Controller Area Network (CAN). These devices enable different control units in the car to exchange data. The plant awards quality prizes to its suppliers every year: the longer the zero-defect quality record of a supplier, the higher the award. The Honor Quality Award is presented to suppliers who have delivered zero-defect quality for at least four consecutive years. This year's award is Infineon's fourth Honor Quality Award and its twelfth Zero Defect Award in total from the Hirose plant since the beginning of the cooperation more than 18 years ago.

Timesaving Functions for ESW EMI Test Receiver
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rohde-schwarz.com/news-press
  • Industry News
  • 2020-03-31

Rohde & Schwarz has integrated the fast time domain scan as standard in its R&S ESW EMI test receiver. It works with double bandwidth to increase measuring speed. Also new is the R&S EWS-K58 multi CISPR ADP option. It precisely shows the effects of interference on digital communication systems. The option accelerates CISPR 11 tests on microwave ovens and could prevail for other product tests in the future. The R&S ESW is an EMI test receiver with outstanding RF characteristics for the measuring range from 1 Hz to 44 GHz. With its high dynamic range und measurement accuracy, it meets the highest requirements in EMI compliance testing and fulfills the most stringent requirements for all relevant EMI standards such as CISPR, EN, MIL STD-461, DO 160 and FCC. With the conventional integrated FFT based time domain scan the R&S ESW captured and weighted disturbance spectra already very fast. The new fast time domain scan (fast TDS) doubles the scan bandwidth, so the measurement speed is nearly twice as fast as with a conventional time domain scan. This enables previously unattainable fast measurement times for time-consuming tests with the CISPR detectors quasi-peak and CISPR average. TDS is available free with the actual firmware version V1.70 for the R&S ESW.

200 mm and 300 mm GaN-on-Si Epiwafers
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allos-semiconductors.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-03-30

To address the wafer size mismatch and to tackle the yield challenge in micro LED production, ALLOS has applied its unique strain-engineering to show outstanding uniformity and reproducibility for 200 mm GaN-on-Si epiwafers. Additionally, the company reports about its success on the roadmap to 300 mm. Yield plays a crucial role to make micro LED displays successful. It has a direct impact on the manufacturing complexity and cost. To enable the needed cost reductions, large wafer diameters are essential. This is particularly true for micro LED applications in which wafers from CMOS-lines are integrated with LED epiwafers, e.g. by bonding. Here the matching wafer diameter even has an enabling role comparing to the smaller diameters available from GaN-on-sapphire. The ALLOS team has already used its unique strain-engineering technology to push the wavelength uniformity further and further, showing 200 mm GaN-on-Si LED epiwafers on Veeco's Propel with STDEV of as little as 0.6 nm in February 2019. With its latest results, ALLOS can now show excellent reproducibility for this technology with a wavelength uniformity of consistently below 1 nm STDEV for 200 mm.

650V MOSFETs for EVs, Data Centers and Solar Innovations
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cree.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-03-30

Cree announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the release of the Wolfspeed 650V silicon carbide MOSFETs, delivering a wider range of industrial applications and enabling the next generation of Electric Vehicle (EV) onboard charging, data centers, and other renewable systems with industry-leading power efficiency.

Adding Real 2-Pin Packages to its Schottky Diode Family
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infineon.com/press
  • Product Release
  • 2020-03-26

Infineon Technologies expands its CoolSiC Schottky diode 1200 V portfolio by adding six devices in a D²PAK real 2-pin package. Using SMD packages, designs can be more compact and more cost effective. Moreover, the new D²PAK real 2-pin package eliminates the middle pin to offer 4.7 mm creepage and 4.4 mm clearance distance. Compared to a standard D²PAK package this clearly enhances safety margins. The diodes are a perfect fit for applications such as industrial power supplies, and DC charging stations, uninterruptable power supplies, and solar string inverters. The new devices use Infineon's CoolSiC Schottky diode 1200 V technology G5, which offers best-in-class forward voltage and high surge current capability. Additionally, it prevents reverse recovery losses and allows for temperature-independent switching behavior. These features can streamline designs with lower cooling requirements and smaller magnetics when used at higher switching frequency. The CoolSiC Schottky diodes 1200 V G5 are rated from 2 A to 20 A and represent the industry's broadest portfolio in a D²PAK real 2-pin package. By using the new SiC diodes in the D²PAK real 2-pin package, designers are able to reach a new level of power density and reliability compared to Si solutions. Combined with other Infineon products, such as CoolSiC MOSFETs 1200 V or TRENCHSTOP 1200 V IGBT6 and EiceDRIVER gate driver ICs, the new portfolio offers a complete solution for highest efficiency designs.

Efficiently Connecting Battery Cells
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eutect.de/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-03-25

To meet society's increasing need for mobility and energy, new battery cell concepts and designs are constantly being developed. These stretch from large battery systems for e-mobility applications right down to small designs for mobile end devices of all types. For all types and applications, a reliable integrated circuit assembly and packaging technology, already provided today by Eutect, is necessary. Due to the wide range of applications, new technological concepts are necessary. The Swabian soldering specialist Eutect also faces this development. According to the management, inquiries from the battery production sector are constantly increasing. Based on the modular design systems from Eutect, the company has developed, in cooperation with its customers, specific soldering solutions that are tailored to the individual specifications of the battery production. These solutions must be reproducible and withstand high economic conditions in a subsequent series production. During evaluations, Eutect solutions are tailored step by step to the customer's end product. In the process, adapted mini-wave solutions are often used. For example, specifically developed mini wave solder nozzles with an inert gas configuration or heat insulating solder mask can meet the requirements of an economical and faultless battery processing specification. Using the example of a packetized lithium battery block, this thermally gentle Eutect process control has been able to demonstrate electrically high-quality and economical production reliability. The associated assembly and packaging analytics showed a reproducible intermetallic phase formation between the battery cells and the plus and minus connections.

Mobile App for iPhone and Android
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bourns.com/news
  • Industry News
  • 2020-03-25

Bourns announced the launch of its mobile app for iPhone and Android platforms. Bourns developed the mobile app to give customers easy, anytime access to the company's extensive library of useful technical documents and product selection materials. The broad range of features available on the new app include access to all Bourns data sheets and design tools as well videos and technical training modules. Search capabilities that offer the ability to do parametric, part number, keyword and competitor cross reference search are also included. Mobile product ordering is facilitated too, allowing customers to view availability and purchase options such as ordering parts from authorized distributors and ordering samples.

Team from Finland Receives Innovation Award 2020
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-03-25

This year the jury has decided to give the SEMIKRON Innovation Award to a research team from Aalto University in Espoo, Finland comprising Prof. Dr. Marko Hinkkanen, Dr. Seppo Saarakkala, Maksim Sokolov and Reza Hosseinzadeh for their joint work on an ´Bearingless Linear Motor Drive for Future Transportation Systems’. The research team from Aalto University has developed and experimentally tested a novel magnetically levitated linear propulsion system. The system is based on a four-sided arrangement of eight individually controlled three-phase flux-switching permanent magnet (FSPM) linear motors. After developing a real-time control algorithm for this system, a robust levitation in six degrees-of-freedom could be achieved, while using the same linear motors for producing the thrust force for the propulsion. The SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award 2020 goes to Johannes Büdel from Technische Hochschule Aschaffenburg, Germany for his work on a ´Dual Two-Level Inverter for Safe, Reliable and Highly Efficient Operation of Machines with Superconductive Stator Windings´ supervised by Prof. Dr. Johannes Teigelkötter. With zero electrical DC resistance and the high current densities, superconductors are suitable for electrical machine applications. In particular, superconducting motors are attractive for mobile traction drives for sea transport and aviation where high power levels of several MW per motor are required e.g. for large aircraft propulsion. Johannes Büdel has contributed to the development of a dual two-level inverter for safe, reliable and highly efficient operation of machines with superconductive stator windings.

Global Distributor of the Year Award
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-03-25

TTI, Inc. has been awarded TE Connectivity's Global Distributor of the Year award for 2019. TTI senior leadership proudly accepted the award during the annual distributor awards ceremony celebrating the performance of TE Connectivity's top distribution partners. The award recognizes TTI's strong POS growth globally which significantly outpaced the company's overall business plan. This year marks the eighth time in eleven years TTI has received TE's highest honor as Global Broadline Distributor of the Year. Lew LaFornara, Vice President Product and Supplier Marketing, commented, "TTI is proud to be recognized by TE Connectivity as their 2019 Global Distributor of the Year. Congratulations go to the TTI Global team and thank you to the hundreds of TE people around the world who helped make this recognition possible." "TTI is a highly valued distribution partner to TE who continues to deliver strong sales and customer growth while providing extraordinary service to our mutual customers," said Karen Leggio, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Channel, at TE. "We applaud TTI's accomplishments and recognize their commitment to team alignment, breadth of inventory, strong planning and CONSISTENT execution in all economic climates."

Managing Director of Messe Muenchen do Brasil
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  • People
  • 2020-03-24

Messe München has selected Rolf Pickert to become Managing Director of its Brazilian subsidiary, Messe Muenchen do Brasil Feiras Ltda, based in São Paulo. The new Managing Director has a broad range of management expertise, particularly in the construction machinery industry in the Brazilian market. "Rolf Pickert is the ideal person for our continued company and business growth in Brazil," said Klaus Dittrich, the Chairman and CEO of Messe München. "He has many years of international experience, especially in the automotive and construction machinery industries." Pickert was most recently the Managing Director of the German-Brazilian joint venture Brasbauer Equipamentos de Perfuração Ltda in São Paulo. Previously he worked as a manager for a number of different capital goods companies. The German-Brazilian national has an extensive amount of experience in business development at international companies. "I am really looking forward to the exciting opportunity of continuing Messe München's development in a really promising market," Rolf Pickert said. "The Brazilian market has tremendous potential for new topics."

More Power for Industrial High-Frequency Applications
  • Industry News
  • 2020-03-24

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF have succeeded in significantly increasing the output power of their GaN based high frequency transistors for the frequency range from 1 - 2 GHz: They were able to double the operating voltage of the devices from 50 volts to 100 volts, thus achieving a power-added efficiency of 77.3 percent. This technology allows the development of highly efficient amplifiers with even higher power, as required for applications in the fields of plasma generation, industrial heating, communications and radar technologies. A 100 V gallium nitride power transistor with an output power of 600 W at a frequency of 1.0 GHz. The power density of transistors is one of the most important criteria for their use in high-power applications in the GHz range. It determines the size of amplifier modules and thus largely the system complexity – both of which are decisive for the manufacturing costs and the required use of resources. There are several ways to increase the power density of transistors. Researchers at Fraunhofer IAF have chosen the path of increasing the operating voltage: By scaling the transistor design vertically and laterally, they have succeeded, for the first time in Europe, in realizing high-frequency transistors suitable for applications at an operating voltage of 100 volts. These devices based on the semiconductor gallium nitride (GaN) are characterized by significantly increased power density at frequencies in the GHz range.

Power Consumption and Die Size of Power Management ICs Reduced
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-03-23

Tower Semiconductor announced the release of design kits for a novel 0.18um high-performance power management technology which offers over 35% power efficiency improvement and/or equivalent amount of die-area directly contributing to the die’s price competitiveness. This offering enables scalable IC operation of up to 24 volts making it ideal for the world’s growing consumer, industrial, automotive, and computing markets. This complements the Company’s previously announced low-voltage, 65nm Power BCD process, as well as its high-voltage 140V Resurf bulk and 200V SOI technologies, providing customers with best-in-class performance across the entire range of 1.2V to 200V from a single foundry with the same design tools and design experience. The technology builds on six generations of the Company’s very successful existing high-performance 0.18um power management platforms and is largely backward compatible making it easy to port existing parts and designs to the more efficient novel process. “We are very excited to announce the release of design kits for this novel technology that provides our customers with breakthrough performance not available elsewhere,” said Shimon Greenberg, Vice President and General Manager of Power Management Business Unit, Tower Semiconductor. “We are committed to continue our investment in developing and providing best in class Power Management technology enabling our customers to bring to market advanced products and gain share in this large and growing segment of the semiconductor market”.

European Market Monitor on Energy Storage
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-03-23

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) and Delta-EE launched the fourth edition of the European Market Monitor on Energy Storage (EMMES). The report demonstrates the European market grew by a total of 1GWh in 2019, a significant slow-down compared to 2018. Front-of-meter installations slowed dramatically in 2019, while residential behind-the-meter capacity was the fastest growing market segment. The EMMES also highlights that 2018 saw a particularly rapid increase in front-of-the-meter projects, partly driven by Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tenders, bringing significant levels of storage to market. This resulted in higher competition, lower prices and revenue streams partly explaining the slowdown in rate of growth in 2019. Patrick Clerens, EASE Secretary General said, “The message is clear: even if energy storage is a key enabler of the energy transition and clearly seen as a major tool to achieve the emissions targets linked to the Paris agreement, more support is needed. Customers, governments and the energy industry are keen to see the market develop and provide more value to the energy system. The “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package (CEP) is an important step in this process by creating, amongst other things, a clear definition for storage, which should allow energy storage to reach its full potential fast.”

Modules Have Successfully Passed Ul Certification
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-03-23

Modules C1 manufactured by Proton-Electrotex have passed Underwriters Laboratories certification. It means that all product line of the thyristor and diode modules manufactured by Proton-Electrotex are now UL certified with full compliance to the international standard requirements. UL Certification allows a company to innovate its safety standards and align with industry-wide best practices. UL certification proves consumer safety, as well as the quality of products. Proton-Electrotex is constantly working on improvement of the quality and safety of the products to meet the needs of its customers as much as possible. UL certification confirms that the manufacturing processes, service and documentation procedures meet all the requirements for quality assurance and safety.

Controller for 5V USB-C Charging Applications
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-03-19

The STUSB4500L from STMicroelectronics is a small-footprint addition to the Company’s USB-C controller IC family designed and certified for pure 5V sink-only applications. All mandatory features to use the USB-C connector as a 5V universal power plug are integrated, allowing designers to implement USB-C charging solutions quickly and easily without studying the standard or writing code. USB-C is rapidly becoming established as a replacement for Micro-B or Mini-B plugs, for both power and data connections, as it offers the advantages of reversible orientation and greater robustness — up to 10,000 connect/disconnect cycles. ST’s USB-C controller IC is a stand-alone, plug-and-play interface product, targeting low-voltage applications such as Bluetooth speakers, computer accessories, Wi-Fi access points, point-of-sale equipment, LED lighting, and USB dongles. It can also be used for powering equipment such as single-board computers and hardware development kits. The controller IC runs without additional code and requires no external support from the microcontroller, which eases adoption of the USB-C connector standard by saving time-consuming design work. The STUSB4500L is auto-powered via VBUS from the connected source and does not need to be supplied from a local battery or on-board power. Zero leakage current prevents draining the battery when not charging. Input over-voltage protection prevents low-voltage equipment being damaged if it is incorrectly connected, for example, to a 20V source from a USB PD AC adapter rather than the required 5V supply.

Fan-Cooled PSU Offers a Maximum of 4000 W
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belfuse.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-03-19

Bel Power Solutions announced the expansion of their high power portfolio with the TXP4000 Series, a maximum 4000 W AC-DC power supply suitable for industrial, process and control, railway and machinery applications. The TXP4000 Series of AC-DC converters employs a PFC front-end stage and an isolated DC-DC stage to convert the 3-phase input voltage to a low DC output voltage in a broad array of industrial applications where high efficiency is a requirement, with emphasis on both reliability and long product life. The TXP4000 Series also include DSP technologies which enable monitoring of electrical parameters (including input voltage of all 3-phases) and allow control of the PSU from a system controller. RS485 / CAN bus communication is available to command, monitor and provide diagnostic information that can be used to interface with a system controller. TXP4000 Series power supplies feature a compact footprint (135 x 85 x 465 mm / 5.31 x 3.35 x 18.31 inches) and accommodate the worldwide 3-phase input voltage range of 350-528 Vrms at up to 63 Hz, with active current share system available. Units can be used in parallel (8 units) or serial configurations (4 units), generating a maximum output power of 32 kW.

Joining the Responsible Business Alliance
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-03-19

TDK Corporation announces that it has recently joined the Responsible Business Alliance (headquartered in Virginia, U.S.A.; hereinafter “RBA”), the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains. As an Affiliate Member of the RBA, TDK fully supports the vision and mission of the RBA and continuously improve its own operations in accordance with the RBA Code of Conduct. TDK will also support and encourage its first-tier suppliers to do the same. The purpose of joining the RBA is to bolster efforts for the rights, health and safety of workers in the global TDK Group and its first-tier suppliers, as well as for the environment. We aim to fulfill our social responsibility and further enhance the credibility of the TDK Group by publicly pledging to practice the RBA Code of Conduct, the global standard, and making it the clear standard for the TDK Group. TDK will continue to put in practice its corporate motto, “Contribute to culture and industry through creativity,” and strengthen its CSR activities with its customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to advance the development of a sustainable society and champion well-being for all people through its innovative core technologies and solutions.

SiC Switching-Loss Optimized Half-Bridge Module
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-03-19

Richardson RFPD announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new silicon carbide module from Wolfspeed, a Cree Company. The CAB425M12XM3 is an addition to Wolfspeed’s XM3 power module platform, developed to maximize the benefits of SiC, while keeping the module and system design robust, simple and cost effective. With half the weight and volume of a standard 62 mm module, the XM3 power module maximizes power density while minimizing loop inductance and enabling simple power bussing. The XM3’s SiC-optimized packaging enables 175°C continuous junction operation, with a high-reliability silicon nitride (Si3N4) power substrate to ensure mechanical robustness under extreme conditions. The CAB425M12XM3 targets applications with maximum current requirements at high switching frequencies, focused on power density, including vehicle fast chargers, uninterruptable power supplies, motor and traction drives, and smart-grid or grid-tied distributed generation. An associated inverter reference design, the CRD250DA12E-XM3, is also available.


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VLSI Technology & Circuits Celebrates its 40th Year with a Virtual Conference  The 2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits wi...8699Event NewsVLSI Technology & Circuits Celebrates its 40th Year with a Virtual Conference  The 2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits will celebrate its 40th year the premier international conference on VLSI semiconductor technology and the applications they enable. Held for the first time as a virtual conference due to concerns over the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Symposia is organized around the theme “The Next 40 Years of VLSI for Ubiquitous Intelligence,” and will be held on a fully-overlapping schedule online from June 15th – 18th, 2020. A single registration fee includes both events. The Symposia program provides a unique perspective on the microelectronics industry by integrating the technology ecosystem of converging industry trends – machine learning, IoT, artificial intelligence, wearable/implantable biomedical applications, big data, cloud / edge computing, virtual reality (VR) / augmented reality (AR), robotics, and autonomous vehicles – with the advanced circuit design and application platforms that will realize the future promise of “ubiquitous intelligence.” The weeklong virtual conference will feature of technical presentations, plenary sessions, panel discussions, joint focus sessions, and Short Courses presented in an online format. 22.05.2020 12:00:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_7.jpghttps://vlsisymposium.org/vlsisymposium.org
750W Regulated 48V-to-12V ConverterThe Vicor DCM3717 enables customers in data center...8713Product Release750W Regulated 48V-to-12V ConverterThe Vicor DCM3717 enables customers in data center, automotive and industrial markets to quickly deploy high-performance 48V power delivery for legacy 12V loads while achieving significant power-system size, weight and efficiency benefits. The DCM3717 operates from a 40 – 60V SELV input, is non-isolated and provides a regulated output with a range of 10.0 – 13.5V, a continuous power rating of 750W and a peak efficiency of 97% in a 37 x 17 x 7.4mm Surface-Mount Converter housed in Package (SM-ChiP). The DCM3717 supports the LV148 specification (48V automotive standard) for pure electric and hybrid vehicles and the recent Open Compute Project (OCP) Open Rack Standard V2.2 for distributed 48V server backplane architectures, providing a regulated 48V-to-12V option for downstream legacy 12V multiphase point-of-load converters. Applications not requiring regulation of the 12V supply can take advantage of the Vicor NBM2317, a 800W, 48V-to-12V fixed ratio converter which is available in a smaller 23 x 17 x 7.4mm SM-ChiP with 69% higher power density and higher efficiency at 97.9%.21.05.2020 17:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_22.jpghttp://www.vicorpower.com/press-room/dcm3717vicorpower.com/press-room
Rectifiers with Wettable Flank Contacts Taiwan Semiconductor announces the introduction of...8711Product ReleaseRectifiers with Wettable Flank Contacts Taiwan Semiconductor announces the introduction of the TUAS8x Series of surface-mount device (SMD) rectifiers, available with voltage ratings from 200V-1000V. The TUAS8x Series device’s wettable flank package enables higher power density, increased manufacturing yields and reliability in a wide range of power conversion applications, offering industry-leading 8A maximum current. The industry standard, SMPC4.6U SMD package configured with two anode and one cathode, wettable flank terminations, facilitates automated placement and automated optical inspection (AOI). This package also offers advantages of smaller footprint and height, improved power dissipation and higher resistance to thermal shock. The TUAS8x Series are the only devices available in this space saving, high performance package that offer the combination of high voltage performance (up to 1 KV) at current levels above 5A. Spice models are available online for ease of design. “Wettable flank packages facilitate lower cost manufacturing (AOI vs X-Ray inspection) and offer higher production yield,” reported Sam Wang, Vice President, TSC Products. “These devices offer designers higher power density, improve manufacturability and reliability via resistance to thermal shock and dissipate heat into the PCB faster than alternative package configurations.” Applications include Silicon, GaN or SiC- based power conversion circuits in commercial, industrial, telecom-datacom power systems, freewheeling diodes and anywhere general-purpose rectification is needed. 21.05.2020 15:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_20.pnghttps://www.taiwansemi.com/products/datasheet/TUAS8D%20SERIES_A2002.pdftaiwansemi.com/datasheet
Modular Evaluation Platform for Discrete MOSFETs Double pulse testing is a standard procedure for d...8706Product ReleaseModular Evaluation Platform for Discrete MOSFETs Double pulse testing is a standard procedure for designers to learn about the switching behavior of power devices. To facilitate the testing of drive options for the 1200 V CoolSiC™ MOSFET in TO247 3-pin and 4-pin packages, Infineon Technologies introduced a modular evaluation platform. Its center comprises a motherboard with interchangeable drive cards. The drive options include a Miller clamp and a bipolar supply card; additional variants will be launched in the near future. In shortening time-to market for a variety of applications, this portfolio will help paving the way for silicon carbide to become mainstream.´The motherboard of the evaluation platform is split into two sections, the primary supply side and the secondary side. On the primary side, the 12 V supply and the pulse-width modulation (PWM) will be connected. On the secondary side is the secondary supply of the driver, the half bridge with connections for the shunt for current measurement and the external inductance. The positive operating voltage of the drivers can be adjusted between +7.5 and +20 V, while the negative voltage can be regulated between 0 V and -4,5 V. The motherboard was designed for a maximum voltage of 800 V and a maximum pulsed current of 130 A. For measuring at higher temperatures of up to 175°C, the heatsink can be used together with a heating element.20.05.2020 10:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_15.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFIPC202005-056.htmlinfineon.com/press
Common-mode Chokes for Automotive EthernetTDK Corporation presents the ACT1210G-800-2P, a co...8712Product ReleaseCommon-mode Chokes for Automotive EthernetTDK Corporation presents the ACT1210G-800-2P, a common-mode choke that conforms to the standards of the OPEN Alliance (One-Pair Ether-Net) for 1000BASE-T1. Thanks to the high values of the S-parameters, a high amplitude ratio is created between differential and common-mode levels – a decisive factor for signal integrity in the automotive Ethernet. The common mode inductance at 100 kHz is 80 µH, and the maximum permissible current is 70 mA. Thanks to a metal frame for the connecting electrodes, the choke offers excellent thermal behavior, enabling it to be used within a wide temperature range from -40 °C to +125 °C. The component is manufactured in a highly automated and extremely precise winding process which achieves high reliability and minimal scatter of the electrical parameters. One particular feature is the compact size, with measurements of just 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.4 mm, significantly less than those of CAN-Bus or FlexRay chokes. This means that the new choke can be used, for example, in automotive camera systems featuring an ever-increasing packing density of components. TDK will extend the permissible temperature range of its common-mode chokes and expand the product portfolio, including the products for high-speed communication so that it can serve even more automotive applications.19.05.2020 16:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_21.jpghttps://www.tdk.com/corp/en/news_center/press/20200519_01.htmtdk.com/press
Power Delivery System Accelerates Coral Reef RestorationThe CCell reef-growing system is based on the elec...8715Industry NewsPower Delivery System Accelerates Coral Reef RestorationThe CCell reef-growing system is based on the electrolysis of seawater to deposit calcium carbonate (limestone) on large steel frames which function as anodes and cathodes (electrodes) and to give the new reef its early structure. The technique is revolutionary in that instead of hundreds of years, it takes just five years to produce incredibly strong limestone rock on which coral can grow. Faced with a widely varying input-voltage specification and the need to tightly regulate the potential difference (electric field) between the electrodes within a ‘goldilocks zone’ of 1.2 – 4V to drive a precisely calculated current through seawater, Vicor recommended its Factorized Power Architecture or FPA. By factorizing the DC-DC function into two modules, a PRM regulator and a VTM current multiplier, the power delivery network can be optimized for regulation and conversion. The PRM buck-boost regulator operates over a wide input voltage range and has a zero-voltage switching (ZVS) topology, delivering very high efficiency and power density. In addition, PRMs are easily paralleled for higher power. The VTM is a fixed-ratio (non-regulating) resonant converter with high current density. Working seamlessly together, the PRM tightly regulates the voltage required for the reef and the VTM handles the down conversion and current delivery to the electrodes.19.05.2020 15:00:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_10.jpghttp://www.vicorpower.com/press-room/ccell-coral-reefvicorpower.com/press-room
LED Driver for Automotive LED lampsROHM announces the development of its ultra-compac...8709Product ReleaseLED Driver for Automotive LED lampsROHM announces the development of its ultra-compact linear LED Driver suitable for automotive socket type LED lamp applications such as rear lamps, turn, fog and position lamps or DRLs (Daylight Running Lamps). In response to the growing demand for higher levels of reliability, safety, and increased flexibility for the LED’s thermal management in combination with an ultra-compact design, ROHM developed the industry-leading Automotive LED Driver BD18336NUF-M. “ROHM is embracing the market trend towards miniaturization with its newest LED Driver without compromising in safety features and performance,” says Stefan Drouzas, Senior Marketing Manager Automotive, ROHM Semiconductor GmbH. Its monolithic design ensures stable lighting during battery voltage drops down to 9V. The configurable current bypass function prevents LEDs to turn OFF and keeps a minimum brightness at all times contributing to higher driving safety. An ultra-compact 3.0mm² package reduces the mounting area by 30 % compared to conventional solutions using external circuitry, while providing a high current output of 600mA. Heat generated by the LEDs is suppressed by an integrated current derating function. The thermal adjustable output current limits the heat generated by the LEDs, increasing their lifetime, which makes the LED Driver ideal for white as well as for red and yellow LEDs.19.05.2020 13:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_18.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=automotive-monolithic-led-driver&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
‘Buffer-free’ Concept for GaN-on-SiC High Electron Mobility SweGaN AB announced a new benchmark for GaN high-f...8700Industry News‘Buffer-free’ Concept for GaN-on-SiC High Electron Mobility SweGaN AB announced a new benchmark for GaN high-frequency devices based on SweGaN QuanFINE® material. The demonstration promises commercial benefits for the entire GaN RF value chains including telecom, space, and military markets. In a joint study with the Chalmers University of Technology Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, SweGaN explored QuanFINE® epitaxial wafer performance, based on GaN HEMT technology at Chalmers - Gothenburg, Sweden. Collaborating with top scientists from the university, the team performed a new benchmark comparing the conventional 1.8 µm thick Fe-doped GaN buffer epi-structure to SweGaN’s ‘bufferfree’ QuanFINE® GaN HEMT heterostructures for microwave applications. The study revealed that the concept using a total GaN layer thickness of 250 nm does not compromise the material quality and device performance. Furthermore, the device results indicate that the “buffer-free” QuanFINE® material can outperform conventional materials at the device level in the long run. For SweGaN customers and manufacturers, the ultimate benefits resulting from the “bufferfree” concept include lower trapping, better carrier confinement and lower thermal resistance – could lead to higher device power efficiency and better reliability of GaN high-frequency devices. 19.05.2020 13:00:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_8.pnghttps://swegan.se/PRESS%20RELEASE%20-%20New%20buffer-free%20concept%20for%20GaN-on-SiC%20high%20electron%20mobility%20transistor%20-%20SweGaN.pdfswegan.se/PRESS
IoT Modules for Smart Applications Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry, and STMicro...8697Industry NewsIoT Modules for Smart Applications Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry, and STMicroelectronics (ST) have introduced a low-power wireless multi-sensor edge-intelligence solution for smart factory, smart home and smart life applications. The IoT Solution Module combines Arrow’s engineering and global distribution capabilities with Panasonic Industry’s IoT modules based on the ST BlueTile (STEVAL-BCN002V1B) multi-sensor development kit. This combination enables customers to test their ideas easily and bring new IoT products to the market faster. The IoT Solution Module features ST’s latest BlueNRG Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 system-on-chip paired with numerous inertial, environmental, and audio sensors. The onboard sensors enable the cost-effective delivery of a broad range of compact and valuable IoT applications for smart factory, smart home and smart life scenarios. Comprehensive services and validation processes enable a reduced BOM that combines an accelerometer and gyroscope with Time-of-Flight, pressure, and humidity sensors in an efficient low-power design with Bluetooth communications. This combination enables OEM customers to dramatically slash time-to-market and reduce design expense and complexity using certified modules. “The modern embedded design requires sensors and wireless connectivity. This is accelerating based on the breadth of wireless standards being integrated into products”, said Matthias Hutter, vice president of product management and supplier marketing at Arrow Electronics in EMEA. “However, using sensors and designing the supporting circuitry for the task would take a lot of time and resources to develop. Additional certification time is needed on top. Using pre-qualified wireless sensor modules in the system design is saving development time and budget which speeds up time to market for our customers. By working with ST and Panasonic we are bringing the fundamental sensor and wireless building blocks in a great package for accelerated design.” 19.05.2020 10:00:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_5.jpghttps://news.fiveyearsout.com/news-releases/news-details/2020/Arrow-Electronics-Panasonic-Industry-and-STMicroelectronics-Join-Forces-to-Deliver-IoT-Modules-for-Smart-Applications/default.aspxnews.fiveyearsout.com
1200V aSiC MOSFETs for High-efficiency Applications Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the releas...8703Product Release1200V aSiC MOSFETs for High-efficiency Applications Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of the 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) aSiC MOSFET technology platform. Specifically targeting the industrial and automotive market, this next-generation technology will enable customers to achieve higher levels of efficiency and power density compared to existing silicon solutions. Optimized for minimizing both AC and DC power losses through a low gate resistance (RG) design combined with the low increase in on-resistance (RDS,ON) over temperature, the aSiC technology can achieve the highest efficiencies across a wide range of application switching frequencies and temperatures. This higher efficiency can result in significantly reduced system costs and total bill-of-materials for the many industrial uses, including solar inverters, UPS systems, and EV inverter and charging systems. The first product release for this new platform is the AOK065V120X2, a 1200V 65m? SiC MOSFET available in a TO-247- 3L package. For ease of use, the AOK065V120X2 is designed to be driven with a -5V/+15V gate drive, allowing the broadest compatibility with existing high voltage IGBT and SiC gate drivers. Operation with a unipolar drive is also possible with optimized system design. Additional benefits of the aSiC platform is a robust UIS capability, enhanced short circuit performance, and a high maximum operating temperature of 175° C.19.05.2020 07:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_12.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1589905060631/AOK065V120X2_PR.pdfaosmd.com/news.pdf
Inductor Storage Choke Against Harmonic DistortionWE-LHMD is a SMT-mountable storage choke from Würt...8714Product ReleaseInductor Storage Choke Against Harmonic DistortionWE-LHMD is a SMT-mountable storage choke from Würth Elektronik optimized for filter topologies in Class-D amplifiers. Thanks to their iron powder cores, the high-current inductors for audio applications (available in 1008 and 1213 packages) display stable behavior at high peak currents. The WE-LHMD features the 2-in-1 design from non-coupled inductors and is therefore suitable for compact BTL (Bridge-Tied Load) applications. The inductors are characterized by high saturation currents from 13 A to 25 A and low DC resistances from 16 m? to 104 m?. The operating temperature is specified for -40°C to +125°C.18.05.2020 18:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_23.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_112969.phpwe-online.com/news
POL Converters with 6~36 Input Range TRACO Power’s TSR 1E non-isolated / point-of-load ...8708Product ReleasePOL Converters with 6~36 Input Range TRACO Power’s TSR 1E non-isolated / point-of-load DC/DC converters consist of the two most common input /output combinations and are specifically designed to offer a low-cost solution while maintaining a high-quality standard. The two cost-optimized models are the TSR 1-2433E (6~36Vin / 3.3 Vout @1A) and the TSR 1-2405E (7~36Vin / 5Vout @ 1A). The cost-optimized design maintains high quality standards with: high efficiency up to 92%; full load operation up to 60°C; and an MTBF of 1million hour supported by a 3 year warranty. The wide input range make these ideal for both 12V and 24V bus applications and specifically designed for the common 5VDC & 3.3VDC output requirements where cost is a critical concern without sacrificing performance. The standard SIP-3 package makes them ideal drop-in replacements for less efficient LMxx linear regulators. With a 1 Amp output current and standard features such as low standby current, precise regulation and protection against short circuit, overvoltage and overload make the TSR 1E family ideal for Industrial, Test & Measurement and IT applications.15.05.2020 12:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_17.jpghttps://www.tracopower.com/de/tsr-1e-series-1-amp-pol-switching-regualtorstracopower.com
MOSFET Gate Driver Switch Intelligent Power DevicesToshiba Electronics has launched two gate driver s...8707Product ReleaseMOSFET Gate Driver Switch Intelligent Power DevicesToshiba Electronics has launched two gate driver switch intelligent power devices (IPDs). Fully AEC-Q100 compliant, the TPD7106F and TPD7107F can be used to control the conduction and shut-off of currents being supplied to automotive electronic control units (ECUs), including junction boxes and body control modules. They are also suited to use in power distribution modules and semiconductor relays. When combined with Toshiba’s low on-resistance N-channel automotive MOSFETs, such as the TPHR7904PB (40V/150A) or TPH1R104PB (40V/120A), the TPD7106F and TPD7107F IPDs can serve as high-side switches to control load current. These new solid-state devices are able to replace mechanical relays, thereby reducing the size and power consumption of automotive ECUs. As they have no moving parts, they are free from the contact wear issues associated with mechanical relays, thereby helping to significantly reduce maintenance costs. The TPD7106F and TPD7107F have an array of enhanced functions that support the high reliability required by automotive ECUs. These include a self-protection function and various built-in diagnostic features (voltage abnormalities, over-current, over-temperature, reversed power connections, floating ground pin and short to VDD) that are output to the microcontroller. 14.05.2020 11:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_16.jpghttps://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/company/news/news-topics/2020/05/automotive-20200514-1.htmltoshiba.semicon-storage.com/news
Partnership for Next-generation EV InvertersZF Friedrichshafen AG and VisIC Technologies Ltd. ...8696Industry NewsPartnership for Next-generation EV InvertersZF Friedrichshafen AG and VisIC Technologies Ltd. announce a partnership to create the next generation of high-performance and high-efficiency electric drivelines for vehicles. The partnership will see the two companies deepen their development efforts, based on VisIC D3GaN semiconductors technology. The focus of the joint efforts will be on 400-Volt driveline applications, covering the largest segment of the electric vehicle market. “Our partnership with ZF for the development of gallium nitride-based power inverters in electric vehicles illustrates the break-through of gallium nitride technology in the automotive industry,” said Tamara Baksht, CEO of VisIC. ”VisIC’s D3GaN technology was developed for the high reliability standards of the automotive industry and offers the lowest losses per RDS(on). It also simplifies the system solution and enables high-efficiency and affordable power train solutions. It is definitely the next step for the automotive electrical driveline.” ZF’s fast adoption of wide band gap semiconductor technology, such as silicon-carbide and gallium nitride, makes it a leader in the development of the most cost-effective and highly efficient electric drivelines. Through their extended R&D partnership, ZF and VisIC deepens their existing joint efforts in the application of gallium nitride semiconductors for inverters.14.05.2020 09:00:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_4.pnghttps://visic-tech.com/visic-partners-with-zf-for-ev-inverters/visic-tech.com
GaN RF Continues Growing "In the past few years, RF applications have recei...8698Industry NewsGaN RF Continues Growing "In the past few years, RF applications have received a boost from the implementation of GaN technology,"asserts Ezgi Dogmus, PhD. Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole). “The main GaN RF market drivers remain telecom and defense applications.” The total GaN RF market will increase from US$740 million to more than US$2 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of 12%. The market research and strategy consulting company Yole releases this week the annual RF GaN technology & market report, GaN RF market: applications, players, technology, and substrates 2020. All year long, Yole’s analysts investigate this domain to get a deep understanding of the technology evolution, the potential application and business impact. GaN RF report proposes this year, an updated packaged device and bare die market segmentation as well as an extensive analysis of 5G wireless infrastructure and competitive analysis of GaN versus other existing technologies. This report also delivers a comprehensive analysis of the military GaN RF market. This edition is part of an impressive collection of RF analyses including Active and Passive Antenna Systems for Telecom Infrastructure, 5G Impact on RF Front-end Module and Connectivity for Cell Phones and 5G Impact on Telecom Infrastructure. RF GaN technologies and market are also deeply analyzed in the new Compound Semiconductor Quarterly Market Monitor.13.05.2020 11:00:00May\images\news_yole.pnghttp://www.yole.fr/GAN_RF_Market_Growth.aspxyole.fr
Joining Zhaga ConsortiumSTMicroelectronics announced that it has become an...8701Industry NewsJoining Zhaga ConsortiumSTMicroelectronics announced that it has become an Associate member of the Zhaga Consortium to advance the deployment of NFC technology in the industrial lighting market. The Zhaga Consortium is a global industry organization that aims to standardize interfaces of LED luminaires. ST’s membership to the Zhaga Consortium sets to facilitate the integration of NFC in lighting products and accelerate the emergence of new standards. One of the key benefits of NFC technology is the ability to improve flexibility and efficiency of LED-driver manufacturing lines. “With the Zhaga Consortium, the lighting industry is paving the way towards harmonized and interoperable usage of NFC technology, driving new opportunities to enhance lighting-equipment connectivity. Our solid know-how in connectivity and lighting technologies is key to building the bridge between NFC standards and lighting-industry requirements,” said Sylvain Fidelis, Head of Marketing & Application for NFC Tags and Readers, STMicroelectronics. “We welcome ST as a solid partner with strong NFC and lighting expertise and look forward to defining best-in-class standards together for connectivity in industrial lighting,” said Dee Denteneer, Secretary General of the Zhaga Consortium. ST offers a wide range of solutions for the lighting industry including LED driver chips, and a rich portfolio of NFC tags, including ST25DV series for NFC Forum type 5 dynamic tags.12.05.2020 14:00:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_9.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/t4257.htmlnewsroom.st.com
Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes with Simultaneous 8 Channel PerformanceKeysight Technologies announced the first oscillos...8705Product ReleaseMixed Signal Oscilloscopes with Simultaneous 8 Channel PerformanceKeysight Technologies announced the first oscilloscope with 8 analog channels at 6 GHz and 16 simultaneous digital channels, enabling customers to reduce test bench and workflow complexity to achieve higher performance as well as accurate and repeatable multi-channel measurements in a single instrument. High-speed digital designs, power integrity verification, Wi-Fi 6, IoT, IIoT and imaging and gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors utilize frequencies between 2 GHz and 6 GHz that are currently underserved or require costly trade-offs. Testing these new products requires time- and frequency-domain equipment capable of simultaneous analog and digital channels, ideally with software enabled protocols, standards, built-in test assistance, and test team remote collaboration. The Infiniium MXR-Series mixed signal oscilloscope offers state-of-the-art ASIC-driven processing resulting in 8 powerful instruments in one, including a real-time spectrum analyzer (RTSA), oscilloscope, digital voltmeter (DVM), waveform generator, Bode plotter, counter, protocol analyzer, and logic analyzer. It is complemented by an extensive suite of software solutions focused on power integrity, high-speed digital test, and verification. Built-in software includes a fault hunter function that speeds root cause identification and resolution of rare or randomly occurring errors.12.05.2020 09:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_14.jpghttps://www.keysight.com/zz/en/about/newsroom/news-releases/2020/keysight-technologies--combines-technology-and-solutions-experti.htmlkeysight.com/newsroom
Single-Event Burnout Rated Schottky DiodesSTMicroelectronics has extended its portfolio of r...8710Product ReleaseSingle-Event Burnout Rated Schottky DiodesSTMicroelectronics has extended its portfolio of radiation-hardened power devices qualified for space applications by introducing ESCC (European Space Components Coordination) qualified 200V and 400V power rectifiers and SEB -immune Schottky rectifiers at 45V and 150V. The rad-hard Schottky diodes include 45V and 150V devices, SEB immune up to 61MeV/cm2/mg linear energy transfer (LET). These are the industry’s first SEB-rated Schottky devices and are suited to use in many converter topologies. The 150V and 45V devices are ready for direct connection to 100V and 28V satellite power buses. The forward voltage (VF) of the 150V devices is 0.78V (max) at 40A/125°C. The maximum VF for the 45V devices is 0.61V. In total ST is launching five ESCC-qualified dual common-cathode Schottky parts including the STPS40A45C that contains a 45V/2x20A diode in a TO-254AA through-hole package. The STPS80A45C with a 45V/2x40A diode, STPS60A150C 150V/2x30A, and STPS80A150C 150V/2x40A are packaged as SMD.5 hermetic surface-mount devices. The STPS40A150C 150V/2x20A is offered in TO254AA. The rectifier diodes are the STTH40200C 200V/2x20A dual diode in TO-254AA, and the STTH60200C dual 200V/2x30A and STTH60400 single 400V/60A diode in hermetic SMD1. ST’s rad-hard rectifiers and Schottky diodes are guaranteed by characterization to resist a total ionizing dose (TID) up to 3 Mrad (Si). The voltage drop is guaranteed at four values of operating current to let multiple different power-supply designs use a single device type for ease and simplicity.11.05.2020 14:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_19.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4253.htmlnewsroom.st.com
“Sustain our Planet” Design ChallengeTogether with the element14 community, Infineon Te...8679Industry News“Sustain our Planet” Design ChallengeTogether with the element14 community, Infineon Technologies has initiated a design challenge for the community members. “A few weeks ago, we have reached the landmark of 100 million XMC microcontrollers sold,” said Ralf Koedel, Marketing Director Microcontrollers at Infineon. “In this challenge run in partnership with the element14 community, we are asking developers for thought-provoking new designs based on various Infineon devices including XMC that could help sustain our planet. Examples could include buoys to monitor microplastics in the ocean or trash collection robots.” In the first step, Infineon and element14 ask community members to come up with design blueprints based on a defined list of Infineon products supplemented with further sensors and actuators as needed. A jury of Infineon and element14 experts will then select the 20 most promising ideas. These sponsored challengers will receive a kit of products to build their designs. Participants are asked to document their project on the element14 community in order to spread their ideas throughout the community and inspire others. A minimum number of ten blog entries is required to qualify for the final selection of the winning designs. Media-rich posts with photos, videos and code samples will score extra points in the evaluation. From all projects finished and documented by August 10, the jury will choose the winning designs.06.05.2020 12:00:00May\images\news_2020-05-15_6.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFATV202005-055.htmlinfineon.com/press
Surface Mount Li-ion Battery Protectors Littelfuse announced the ITV Series, a three-termi...8694Product ReleaseSurface Mount Li-ion Battery Protectors Littelfuse announced the ITV Series, a three-terminal, surface mountable li-ion battery protector designed to guard against the damage caused by both overcurrent and overcharging. The innovative design provides fast response and reliable performance to interrupt the charging or discharging circuit before the battery pack becomes overcharged or overheated. Available in five compact, surface-mount packages, the Littelfuse ITV Series product line is available in current ratings of 12A, 15A, 30A and 45A. "The ITV Series is an important addition to our li-ion battery protection portfolio, helping solve customer applications requiring current ratings from 12A to 45A," said Stephen Li, Global Product Manager at Littelfuse. "Here’s how it works: An embedded fuse element cuts off the circuit when overcurrent issues occur. A heater element, directly embedded under the fuse element, generates enough heat to blow the fuse once overcharging is detected by IC or FET."05.05.2020 21:30:00May\images\news_2020-05-15_21.jpghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2020/05.05-surface-mount-li-ion-battery-protectors.aspxlittelfuse.com/news
Changes to the Board of DirectorsHans-Rudolf Schurter, Chairman of the Board of the...8680PeopleChanges to the Board of DirectorsHans-Rudolf Schurter, Chairman of the Board of the long-established Lucerne-based family owned company SCHURTER, handed over the sceptre to his younger brother Thomas Schurter on 1 May 2020. After almost 35 years success in leading positions including CEO of the family business, Hans-Rudolf Schurter is retiring. The reason for this is not due to a lack of enthusiasm for his duties, but to the company's Articles of Association. According to these statutes, the term of office of a family member on the Board of Directors ends at the Annual General Meeting following the completion of his 70th year of age. SCHURTER Holding AG is fully owned by the Schurter family, therefore the presidency of the Board of Directors shall continue to be exercised by a family member. Based on this consideration and in order to maintain continuity over the decades, Dr. Thomas Schurter who has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1998 will take up the position. In the coming years, the next generation of the family will gradually be prepared for tasks within the SCHURTER Group. Thomas Schurter born 18.09.1955, is a doctor of chiropractic. He lives in partnership and has three adult children from his first marriage.05.05.2020 13:00:00May\images\news_2020-05-15_7.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/Newsroom/Timeline/Changes-to-the-Board-of-Directorsschurter.com/Newsroom
Increased Communication Between Distributors and ManufacturersWith RECOM, the FBDi association has gained a manu...8678Industry NewsIncreased Communication Between Distributors and ManufacturersWith RECOM, the FBDi association has gained a manufacturer of power supply converters as a supporting member. The RECOM group with headquarters in Austria has more than 45 years of experience in the development and production of state-of-the-art current transformer technology in the power range from 0.25W to 30KW. A supporting membership is reserved for manufacturers - they do not provide statistical figures, but benefit from the results, from which they can see, among other things, how individual markets are developing strongly or less well received in their sector via distribution. By participating in regular internal meetings of the Competence Teams they can gain a valuable knowledge advantage. At the same time, the communication and exchange of information opens up additional perspectives for both sides and thus creates new aspects and approaches for day-to-day business. Quote Uwe Frischknecht, Managing Director and responsible for sales in EMEA: "For several decades, RECOM has deliberately built up and expanded the distribution channel and can now proudly rely on a unique network of leading broadline distributors and high service providers. Thus, the distribution channel has become RECOM's most important sales market. With the FBDi supporting membership we hope to achieve an even closer integration with the distribution, so that RECOM can continue to meet its best-in-class distribution support in the future.”05.05.2020 11:00:00May\images\news_2020-05-15_5.jpghttps://recom-power.com/en/index.html?1recom-power.com
DC / DC Power Supplies Collection Dean Technology announced the introduction of its ...8704Product ReleaseDC / DC Power Supplies Collection Dean Technology announced the introduction of its collection of standard DC / DC high voltage power supply modules. The UMR collection consists of three full series that are form-fit-function replacements for industry standard solutions covering two package sizes, biasing or capacitor charging variations, and outputs up to 6,000 volts at 30 watts. These low ripple, high stability and high efficiency power supplies meet or exceed alternative offerings at a price point that makes them the best value available. The first three series in the UMR collection are the UMR-A, UMR-C, and UMR-AA. The UMR-A series are biasing supplies with 12 or 24 volt input, outputs at 4, 20, or 30 watts from positive or negative 125 to 6,000 volts. This series also has an optional output voltage monitor. The UMR-C series are capacitor charging supplies with 24 volt input, outputs at 20 or 30 watts from positive or negative 125 to 6,000 volts. The series is designed with exceptional capacitor charging capabilities, with limited overshoot and outstanding rise time. The UMR-AA series are biasing supplies with 12 or 24 volt input, outputs at 4, 20, or 30 watts from positive or negative 125 to 6,000 volts. They offer standard voltage monitoring and a minimal footprint. All three series come standard with current monitoring and output voltage control. All models and configurations have UL and CE certification for immediate system integration.05.05.2020 08:30:00May\images\news_2020-06-01_13.pnghttps://assets.deantechnology.com/news/pdfs/39/original/UMR_Collection_-_Press_Release_%282020.05.05%29.pdf?1588642819deantechnology.com/news
Establishing Testing Lab in MalaysiaKeysight Technologies has opened a Regulatory Test...8682Industry NewsEstablishing Testing Lab in MalaysiaKeysight Technologies has opened a Regulatory Test Laboratory in Penang, Malaysia to deliver accredited electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing services for manufacturers of electronic devices and mission-critical industries across wireless communications, IIoT, automotive, healthcare and medical applications. The Penang facility is the next world-class compliance and testing facility established by Keysight to offer expertise, knowledge, efficiency, capacity and exceptional customer service including calibration and testing services. Keysight currently has similar testing facilities in California in the United States and in Boeblingen, Germany. "As the world becomes more electronically connected, testing becomes more complex. The dramatic number of potential emitters of electromagnetic interference (EMI) in autonomous cars, electric vehicles, 5G and IoT devices, as well as medical equipment require new tests to meet evolving standards," stated Niels Faché, vice president of Service Portfolio, Global Services at Keysight. "Keysight's compliance and testing laboratories around the world and now in Asia, offer expertise and emerging technologies that can help our customers validate designs and accelerate time to production.04.05.2020 15:00:00May\images\news_keysight.pnghttps://www.keysight.com/zz/en/about/newsroom/news-releases/2020/keysight-establishes-new-testing-lab-in-malaysia-.htmlkeysight.com/newsroom
Ridley-Webinar on Magnetics Design EssentialsJoin us on Thursday May 7 at 10:00am PST for a fre...8673Event NewsRidley-Webinar on Magnetics Design EssentialsJoin us on Thursday May 7 at 10:00am PST for a free webinar where Dr. Ray Ridley will be talking about magnetics design essentials: "Since I started my career in power electronics, I have always made a set of standard tests on transformers and inductors. I always thought everyone did the same, but I am finding that it is increasingly rare. Many magnetics vendors skip essential steps and most of them don't understand how to use the measurements properly. They certainly don't appear on data sheets. In this webinar, I will go over the essentials of qualifying both your own custom magnetics and standard off-the-shelf parts."03.05.2020 06:00:00May\images\news_2020-05-01_22.pnghttps://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7114570714049318924register.gotowebinar.com
Defibrillator Capacitors Offer High Energy Cornell Dubilier Electronics announces the availab...8693Product ReleaseDefibrillator Capacitors Offer High Energy Cornell Dubilier Electronics announces the availability of its Q Series film capacitors for medical defibrillator applications. Designed specifically for today’s quick response defibrillators, the Q Series meets the reliability demands of Class III medical devices. Used extensively in automated external defibrillators (AEDs), the series offers designers the highest in-class energy density and broadest range of packaging options. Q Series capacitors are designed for use in monophasic and bi-phasic defibrillators with energy densities as high as 2 J/cc. Some designs can deliver in excess of 500 joules when fully charged.  Voltage ratings range from 800 Vdc to 6,000 Vdc with capacitance values covering the range from 32 to 500 µF. Standard packages include oil-filled metal cases or epoxy-filled plastic cases, both available in either round or oval configurations.  A multitude of terminations are available ranging from quick-connect blades to insulated wire leads. The company also has the capability of integrating capacitor windings into a custom molded package to achieve the smallest possible profile and highest energy density for the end-device. Over the past 20 years CDE’s engineers have advanced the metallized film capacitor technology, processing and testing to help its customers achieve the smallest and most reliable designs. With the capability of withstanding 40,000 charge/discharge cycles (depending on part and application), Q Series capacitors are designed for long-term reliable service where it matters the most.02.05.2020 20:30:00May\images\news_2020-05-15_20.jpghttps://www.cde.com/news/2020/5/q-seriescde.com/news
EMC Trade Fair Business Instead of ShockThe corona virus is responsible for the fact that ...8674Event NewsEMC Trade Fair Business Instead of ShockThe corona virus is responsible for the fact that all trade fairs on the subject of EMC are currently cancelled. These trade fairs are important drivers of the industry. There, new business contacts should have been made, existing contacts should have been cultivated, new products should have been presented and technical lectures should have been held. The cancellation of these events causes drastic losses. At the same time, large parts of the economy are paralysed and the demand for alternatives is high. In this situation, we have to find new ways of compensating at least partially for the loss of trade fairs and actively limit the damage. For this reason, the German supplier search engine Sherlock Who (https://www.sherlock-who.com) has created a new online trade fair format together with industry representatives, associations and media partners: The EMV OneClickExpo (EMV = German for EMC). This is intended to provide the EMC industry with a digital platform throughout the year and will start on May 18th 2020. At EMV OneClickExpo, suppliers present their innovations, products and competences to the trade public throughout the year. Various interaction options enable the exchange between exhibitors and visitors. On Live-Days, which take place several times a year, trade fair participants can also come into live contact with each other. Changing lectures and technical contributions in the knowledge area make a regular visit to EMV OneClickExpo even more interesting. As a start-up, EMV OneClickExpo, together with its visitors and exhibitors, is breaking new ground to offer the EMC industry a platform for the future. Visitors can now register for the fair update free of charge. Exhibitors can benefit from the Early Bird conditions until May 8th.02.05.2020 07:00:00May\images\news_2020-05-15_2.jpghttp://EMV.OneClickExpo.comEMV.OneClickExpo.com
Compact Dual Inductors with High Saturation CurrentTDK Corporation has extended its range of dual ind...8687Product ReleaseCompact Dual Inductors with High Saturation CurrentTDK Corporation has extended its range of dual inductors to include the EPCOS series B82477D6. The seven series types cover an inductance range from 2 x 3.9 µH to 2 x 47 µH and are designed for maximum rated currents from 2.83 A to 7.05 A. A special feature of the inductors, which are certified according to AEC-Q200 and compatible with RoHS, are the high saturation currents of up to 16.1 A. The magnetically shielded inductors have dimensions of just 12.5 x 12.5 x 10.5 mm3 and are designed for a wide temperature range of -55°C to +150 °C. Depending on the type, the inductors offer very high coupling factors of the two windings from 97 to 99 per cent. The fields of application of dual inductors are diverse: Indeed, they can be used as coupled inductors in SEPIC (Single-Ended Primary Inductance Converter) or 1:1 transformers in flyback topologies. A further application involves use as a common-mode inductor in power supply lines. The isolation voltage between the two windings is >500 V.30.04.2020 14:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_14.jpghttps://www.tdk-electronics.tdk.com/en/373388/company/press-center/press-releases/press-releases/inductors--compact-dual-inductors-with-high-saturation-current/2830312tdk.com/press-releases
Tailor-made Superjunction MOSFET Performance Supporting the needs of the electro-mobility marke...8685Product ReleaseTailor-made Superjunction MOSFET Performance Supporting the needs of the electro-mobility market, Infineon Technologies launches its product family: the CoolMOS™ CFD7A series. These silicon-based, high-performance products can be used in both the PFC and the DC-DC stage of on-board charger systems and HV-LV DC-DC converters specifically optimized for electric-vehicle applications. With several years of experience in the automotive field, Infineon combines highest quality going well beyond the AEC Q101 standard with unrivalled technology know-how for the CoolMOS CFD7A series. The CoolMOS CFD7A is fully compatible with system voltages up to 475 V DC. Higher efficiency levels are made possible by the Kelvin-source concept reaching peak efficiency levels up to 98.4 percent measured. Thanks to their intrinsic fast body diode and the broad portfolio line-up in TO and SMD packages, the CFD7A devices are very well-suited for PFC and DC-DC stages. The product family allows reaching higher switching frequencies with low gate losses enabling more power-dense hence more compact designs. Additionally, the new CoolMOS technology platform was tailored to meet the needs of the rough automotive environment, especially in terms of cosmic radiation and design robustness. Cosmic radiation was tackled right from the beginning of the development process and is proven by experimental results.30.04.2020 12:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_12.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFPSS202004-053.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
1350 V IGBT Device for Domestic Appliance ApplicationsToshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (“Toshiba”) has la...8691Product Release1350 V IGBT Device for Domestic Appliance ApplicationsToshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (“Toshiba”) has launched a discrete 1350 V insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) for use in resonance-based home appliance applications that use induction heating, including tabletop cookers, rice cookers and microwave ovens. The GT20N135SRA IGBT features a collector-emitter saturation voltage (VCE(sat)) of 1.60 V (typ.) and a diode forward voltage (VF) of 1.75 V, which represent reductions of around 10% and 21% respectively when compared with conventional products. As both the IGBT and diode have improved their conduction loss characteristics at high temperature (TC=100?), the device will deliver more efficient operation. Additionally, an improved maximum junction-to-case thermal resistance (Rth(j-c)) of 0.48?/W allows for easier thermal design with less heatsinking as it represents an approximate 26% reduction from existing products. The GT20N135SRA can suppress the short circuit current through a resonance capacitor that is generated when the device is started. The product’s peak short circuit current is 129 A, almost a third lower than existing products.  The Safe Operating Area (SOA) is widened, meaning that the IGBT is less likely to break down, thereby giving designers greater flexibility. Housed in an industry standard TO-247 package, the device is able to handle a maximum collector current (IC) of 40 A, reducing with derating to 20 A at 100?.29.04.2020 18:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_18.jpghttps://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/eu/company/news/2020/04/transistor-20200429-1.htmltoshiba.semicon-storage.com/news
Noise Analyzer for Precision Oscillator Characterization Microchip Technology announced the availability of...8690Product ReleaseNoise Analyzer for Precision Oscillator Characterization Microchip Technology announced the availability of the 53100A Phase Noise Analyzer, a next-generation phase noise test instrument. The 53100A Phase Noise Analyzer is designed for engineers and scientists who rely on precise and accurate measurement of frequency signals generated for 5G networks, data centers, commercial and military aircraft systems, space vehicles, communication satellites and metrology applications. Capable of measuring radio frequency (RF) signals up to 200 MHz, the test instrument rapidly acquires frequency signals and characterizes the phase noise, jitter, Allan deviation (ADEV) and time deviation (TDEV) quickly and precisely. All attributes of a frequency reference can be completely characterized with a single instrument within minutes. The 53100A Phase Noise Analyzer enables a variety of configurations by allowing up to three separate devices to be tested simultaneously using a single reference, enabling higher capacity for stability measurements. At 344 x 215 x 91mm (13.5 x 8.5 x 3.6 inches), the phase noise test instrument is small enough for integration into manufacturing Automated Test Equipment (ATE) systems, yet powerful enough for laboratory-grade metrology. Its interface provides backward compatibility with Microchip’s 51xxA test sets’ command and data stream, reducing the need to redesign existing ATE infrastructure. 29.04.2020 17:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_17.jpghttps://www.microchip.com/en/pressreleasepage/microchip-announces-the-53100a-phase-noise-analyzer-for-precision-oscillator-characterizationmicrochip.com/pressreleasepage
Semiconductor Industry’s First Green BondAnalog Devices announced the successful closing of...8683Industry NewsSemiconductor Industry’s First Green BondAnalog Devices announced the successful closing of the first green bond offering in the semiconductor industry. The company’s green bond issuance consisted of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 2.950% senior unsecured notes due April 2025. “At ADI, we are committed to engineering a sustainable future and this is an important next step in driving sustainable growth for all ADI stakeholders. We are proud to lead the semiconductor industry with our green bond issuance,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of Analog Devices. ADI intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance or refinance eligible projects that offer sustainability benefits, furthering the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The eligible categories for the use of the net proceeds – renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, sustainable water and wastewater management, pollution prevention and control, clean transportation, and eco-efficient and/or circular economy adapted products, production technologies and processes – are designed to protect and regenerate the environment and are in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In connection with the green bond, ADI worked with Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of environmental, social and corporate governance research and ratings. Sustainalytics reviewed ADI’s green bond framework and opined that it is credible and aligns with the four core components of the Green Bond Principals 2018.28.04.2020 16:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_10.jpghttps://www.analog.com/en/about-adi/news-room/press-releases/2020/04-08-2020-analog-devices-closes-semiconductor-industrys-first-green-bond.htmlanalog.com/news-room
Expert to Present at SEMICON ChinaIndium Corporation's Sze Pei Lim, Regional Product...8681PeopleExpert to Present at SEMICON ChinaIndium Corporation's Sze Pei Lim, Regional Product Manager, will present on soldering material technology for heterogeneous integration at SEMICON China, June 26-29 in Shanghai. The development of heterogeneous integration, which packs more dies or components into a smaller footprint, requires multiple technological advancements in various aspects of advanced packaging, such as substrate design, interconnect methods, and materials. In “Soldering Material Evolution for Heterogeneous Integration”, Lim will outline trends in various soldering material technology for heterogeneous integration, including solder paste, flip-chip, and ball-attach fluxes. Lim manages the semiconductor product lines for the Asia region and works closely with the internal sales and research and development (R&D) teams to develop solutions for industry needs and requirements. She also collaborates with external customers and corporate partners to support the industry's move toward heterogeneous integration. Some of her recent work includes the development of materials and processes for advanced packaging for fine-feature printing for SiP application, as well as for one-step OSP ball-attach applications. Lim has more than 25 years of experience, specifically in the areas of PCB assembly and surface mount technology. She joined Indium Corporation in 2007 as a Technical Manager in Southeast Asia. Prior to that, she was a Research and Development Chemist, focusing on solder paste and flux formulation. 28.04.2020 14:00:00Apr\images\news_2019-06-01_3.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/communications/news/indium-corp-expert-to-present-at-semicon-china/indium.com/communications
Distribution Partner in the Area of Passive Components Isabellenhütte has entered into a distribution par...8677Industry NewsDistribution Partner in the Area of Passive Components Isabellenhütte has entered into a distribution partnership with Fujitsu Electronics Europe. Fujitsu’s role is to distribute standard products world-wide, acquiring and advising potential customers with its own operations. Anton Roth, Global Sales Director for Components at Isabellenhütte, explains: “With this distribution partnership we can expand the global coverage of our customers. By doing so we can use individual on-location consultation to include customers whose development sites are different from their production sites. This way we can ensure that the decision pathways are kept short.” If, for example a customer’s development is in Europe, but their production takes place in Asia, the distribution partner Fujitsu Electronics Europe will provide technical consultation to the customer in Europe during the development phase and then also ensure on-location consultation through its affiliates in Asia. Anton Roth: “We have a seamless chain and can follow a project on a global scale.” After starting with an agreement with Fujitsu Electronics Europe, more contracts will be signed shortly with the further Fujitsu locations in America, Korea, Shanghai and the head company in Japan. With this step Isabellenhütte advances its global network and ensures a streamlined organization and simplified handling of international orders. The customers benefit from closer consultation throughout the value-added chain.28.04.2020 10:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_4.pnghttps://www.isabellenhuette.de/en/news/fujitsu-electronics-became-isabellenhuettes-first-global-distributor-for-precision-and-power-resi/isabellenhuette.de/news
Step-by-step Sequence to Show AI-optimized Soft-switching Pre-Switch has released a demonstration and full e...8675Industry NewsStep-by-step Sequence to Show AI-optimized Soft-switching Pre-Switch has released a demonstration and full explanation of its CleanWave200 inverter reference. An animated sequence of 20 1µs screen captures illustrates the Pre-Switch AI actively learning from initial start-up with unknown conditions, then subsequently optimizing and adjusting the timing necessary to ensure that a PWM input generates a current ramp to simulate the first part of a sine wave output. Double pulse test data obtained from the 200kW inverter demonstrates that the Pre-Switch soft-switching platform – comprising the Pre-Drive™3 controller board powered by the Pre-Flex™ FPGA, and RPG gate driver board – reduces total system switching losses by 90% or more. Upon commencement of the initial switching cycle (0), the Pre-Switch AI controller assesses multiple inputs to determine what mode the system is in, and then makes a safe but non-optimal estimate of the resonant period needed for soft switching. During the next switching cycle (1), all AI inputs and resulting outputs from switching cycle 0 are precisely re-measured and analyzed. A second conservative resonant timing period, similar to switching cycle 0, is issued. In follow on switching cycle (2), the AI algorithm is now quantitatively-confident and able to predict the optimized resonant timing to ensure full soft-switching - thus minimizing losses in all aspects of the system. Then in switching cycle 3, the AI compares system inputs and results from previous switching cycles and adjusts the resonant timing to fully optimize soft-switching with the increasing load current. These inputs and outputs are stored with the previous switching cycle inputs and resulting resonant timings to improve accuracy and system optimization. In subsequent cycles, soft switching accuracy continues to be optimized, stored to and compared to desired results necessary to maintain accurate forced resonance soft switching. Changes in system temperature, input voltage, output load current, and device degradation are all accounted for and optimized within the Pre-Switch AI algorithm.28.04.2020 08:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_2.gifhttps://www.pre-switch.com/pre-switch.com
Portfolio for Industrial Motor Drive Applications ON Semiconductor announced the NXH25C120L2C2, NXH3...8689Product ReleasePortfolio for Industrial Motor Drive Applications ON Semiconductor announced the NXH25C120L2C2, NXH35C120L2C2/2C2E, and NXH50C120L2C2E, which are 25, 35, and 50 Ampere versions of Transfer-Molded Power Integrated Modules (TM-PIM) for 1200 Volt (V) applications. They are available in Converter-Inverter-Brake (CIB) and Converter-Inverter (CI) configurations. The modules consist of six 1200 V IGBTs, six 1600 V rectifiers, and an NTC thermistor for system level temperature monitoring; the CIB versions use an additional 1200 V IGBT coupled with a diode. The modules feature transfer-molded encapsulation, extending the cycling lifetime for both temperature and power. The modules measure just 73 x 40 x 8 mm, have solderable pins, and have a standardized pin-out for CIB and CI versions. The company also announced the NFAM2012L5B and NFAL5065L4B, expanding its Intelligent Power Module (IPM) portfolio, which includes voltage ratings of 650 V and 1200 V, and current ratings from 10 to 75 A. These 3-phase inverters - with integrated short circuit rated Trench IGBTs, fast recovery diode, gate driver, bootstrap circuits, optional NTC thermistor, and protection - provide compact, reliable modules with UL 1557 certification via an isolation rating of 2500 Vrms / minute. These IPMs feature direct bonding copper substrate and low loss silicon, enhancing power cycling lifetime and thermal dissipation. 27.04.2020 16:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_16.jpghttps://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/newsItem.do?article=4536onsemi.com/news
EMC Line FiltersWürth Elektronik offers complete WE-CLFS EMC Line ...8686Product ReleaseEMC Line FiltersWürth Elektronik offers complete WE-CLFS EMC Line Filters. These have most components one needs for an EMC filter inside of a welded enclosure for perfect shielding. All WE-CLFS filters have at least 65dB of peak attenuation, and come with UL and VDE certifications, which ensures safety requirements are already factored into the design. With 3 different types available: single stage, single-stage advanced, and two-stage, with options of with a rated current up to 20A. Another solution Würth Elektronik offers is the “Design Your Own EMC Filter” kit, which includes different common mode chokes (CMCs), X capacitors, Y capacitors, and connectors, as well as a booklet including pre-determined filters which eliminate calculations and component selection. This kit will enable the user to assemble a working EMC filter during design. For the off-the-shelf power supply’s radiated emissions, a cable ferrite is the easiest solution. Würth Elektronik’s free component selection tool, REDEXPERT, allows users to sort through all cable ferrites, including parts to fit specific cables, to find the best solution in just a few seconds. 27.04.2020 13:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_13.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_112835.phpwe-online.com/news
ISPSD 2020 Conference New DatesIn the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISPSD 2...8676Event NewsISPSD 2020 Conference New DatesIn the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISPSD 2020 organizers decided to postpone the 32nd IEEE International Symposium on Power Semi­conductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD) to September 3–6, 2020. The ISPSD 2020 will take place as originally planned in the Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria. The safety of all participants is the top priority. The early registration deadline is extended to July 24, 2020. At this moment, the organizers are investigating the possibility of earlier online publication of the conference proceedings in IEEE Xplore. 24.04.2020 09:00:00Apr\images\news_ispsd.pnghttps://www.ispsd2020.com/ispsd2020.com
Lineup of N-channel MOSFET for General Purpose Torex Semiconductor has launched six products of X...8688Product ReleaseLineup of N-channel MOSFET for General Purpose Torex Semiconductor has launched six products of XP23 series (30V withstand voltage) and XP26 series (60V withstand voltage) for MOSEFET. The products which released this time are general-purpose N-channel MOSFET with low on resistance and high speed switching. It can be used for various applications such as relay circuits and switching circuits. The gate protection diode is built-in as a static protection. Furthermore, two series are in a compact SOT-323-3A (2.1 x 1.25 x h0.95mm Height) package with contributing space saving. 23.04.2020 15:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_15.jpghttps://www.torexsemi.com/news/products/2020/0423/torexsemi.com/news
Website to Help Engineers “Find and Design Faster”Micrometals has launched a new website, that inclu...8659Industry NewsWebsite to Help Engineers “Find and Design Faster”Micrometals has launched a new website, that includes powerful parametric searching, product comparison and calculation software aimed at helping power component engineers “Find and Design Faster” than ever before. The new site has been completely redesigned to provide a comprehensive and easily searched collection of inductor core solutions and powerful design software. The feature-rich homepage provides multiple points of search and navigation to make it easy to find products, data or specifications on the thousands of cores available. Drop down navigation also features enhanced application pages, literature downloads, global contacts and company information. Jim Cox, Micrometals President commented “The feedback on the new website has been tremendous and we are thrilled that our goals for the new site were achieved, to allow our customers, engineers and buyers to be able to Find and Design Faster than ever before. We set out to create the best website in our industry and the customer feedback so far has been very positive. As an engineer, I really appreciate the look of the new site and how intuitive it is to find what I’m looking for and use the software to analyze solutions.” The new website provides open access to datasheets, application notes, materials and company information. The design and analysis software require basic customer registration so that any updates or technical support issues can be reviewed by Micrometals engineers to improve overall engineer experience. 23.04.2020 13:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_8.jpghttps://www.micrometals.com/company/news/micrometals.com/news
24V Battery Module for Industrial Equipment Murata Manufacturing has developed a FORTELION 24V...8670Product Release24V Battery Module for Industrial Equipment Murata Manufacturing has developed a FORTELION 24V Battery Module (all-in-one type) that is ideal for industrial equipment requiring high output such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and robots. Mass production started in April2020. This module is equipped with "FORTELION", Murata's proprietary lithium-ion secondary battery, which uses olivine-type lithium iron phosphate as the cathode material and combines long life with an exceptionally high level of safety. In recent years, the use of service robots and AGVs in warehouses has expanded in the interests of improving productivity and overcoming manpower shortages. Conventionally, these devices are equipped with lead-acid batteries, but in view of issues such as long charging time and short battery life, there is an increasing need to replace them with lithium-ion secondary batteries, which boast faster charging capability and longer battery life. In addition, Murata is committed to reducing the use of batteries that contain lead, which is hazardous to the environment. In response to these needs, Murata has developed a new battery module that is the same size as a conventional lead-acid battery. Equipped with"FORTELION" lithium-ion secondary batteries, this module delivers longer life and rapid charging capability as well as realizing a high level of safety. 23.04.2020 12:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_19.pnghttps://www.murata.com/en-eu/products/info/batteries/stbm/2020/0421murata.com/info
PCIM Europe 2020 to Take Place Digitally Due to the increasing spread of Covid-19 in Europe...8651Event NewsPCIM Europe 2020 to Take Place Digitally Due to the increasing spread of Covid-19 in Europe and the associated ban on all major German events up to, and including the end of August, the PCIM Europe exhibition and conference 2020 in Nuremberg has been cancelled. The event had already been postponed from May to 28 – 30 July 2020, and will now take place again next year. The virtual format will offer a digital alternative for knowledge transfer in early July 2020. According to the Federal government's guidelines dated 15 April 2020, all major events are prohibited in Germany until 31 August 2020. For this reason, the international PCIM Europe trade fair and conference cannot take place this year in Nuremberg from 28 – 30 July 2020 as planned. Digital formats are currently being developed with which exhibitors and speakers can exchange views on product innovations and the latest research topics with visitors and participants virtually. This also includes an online conference with live and on-demand solutions for interactive presentations. We plan to implement these virtual formats with digital presentation and exchange opportunities from 7 – 8 July 2020. Further information will follow shortly.23.04.2020 01:00:00Apr\images\news_pcim-europe.pnghttps://pcim.mesago.com/nuernberg/en/press/press-releases/pcim-press-releases/digital-event.htmlpcim.mesago.com/press
Foundry Platform for Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor IndustrySANAN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT announced worldwide acces...8622Industry NewsFoundry Platform for Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor IndustrySANAN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT announced worldwide access to its growing portfolio of advanced, wide bandgap power electronics foundry services for 650V and 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) devices, and 650V gallium nitride (GaN) power high-electron-mobility-transistors (HEMT). "Sanan IC's parent company, Sanan Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., has extensive high-volume compound semiconductor manufacturing experience, which inspired us to start building our own line of wide bandgap semiconductor technologies for power electronics," says Raymond Cai, CEO of Sanan IC. "Moreover, we recognize that the power industry needs access to cutting edge foundry services. Sanan IC's capabilities provide high-growth power markets with a comprehensive platform for product prototyping, combining reduced entry barrier and mass production with unmatched service, security and quality control." According to Yole Développement (Yole) analysts, the power GaN market is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 55% between 2017 and 2023. Additional Yole technology and market reports state the power SiC market will grow at a CAGR of 29% between 2018-2024. Initiated by the adoption of GaN solutions in top smartphone vendors and SiC in big data markets, both technologies are recognized by the power device industry for reshaping system design. As such, Sanan IC is dedicated to bolstering the GaN and SiC technology evolution. With comprehensive power electronics foundry services, extensive experience in mass production, and compliance with quality and security standards, Sanan IC is an ideal partner to ensure success with applications.22.04.2020 12:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_2.jpghttp://www.sanan-ic.com/techDetail/8sanan-ic.com
1300W of Power at 96% efficiencyVicor announces the DCM5614, an isolated, regulate...8666Product Release1300W of Power at 96% efficiencyVicor announces the DCM5614, an isolated, regulated 270V-to-28V DC-DC converter with an output power rating of 1300W in a VIA™ package size of 5.6 x 1.4 x 0.3in. Providing unmatched power density of 451W/in3 at a weight of just 178g, the DCM5614 supports advanced airborne, shipboard and UAV systems where power density, weight and efficiency are critical. With 96% efficiency, power dissipation is significantly reduced, and the innovative planar and thermally adept VIA package enables multiple cooling strategies for enhanced thermal performance. Modules can also be easily paralleled for increased power or stacked for increased output voltage.22.04.2020 08:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_15.jpghttp://www.vicorpower.com/press-room/dcm5614vicorpower.com/press-room
Easy-to-Use Package for Wearables and High-Volume ApplicationsNexperia has launched a range of MOSFETs in the ul...8665Product ReleaseEasy-to-Use Package for Wearables and High-Volume ApplicationsNexperia has launched a range of MOSFETs in the ultra-small DFN0606 package for mobile and portable applications including wearables. The devices also offer the lowest RDS(on) for their size and employ the commonly used pitch of 0.35 mm to simplify PCB assembly processes. With a footprint of just 0.62 x 0.62 mm, the PMH family of DFN0606-packaged MOSFETs delivers a space-saving of over 36% when compared to previous-generation DFN1006 parts. Due to advanced process technology, the devices offer the lowest RDS(on) in market, with more than 60% reduction compared to competitor devices, excellent ESD performance, and VGS low voltage threshold down to 0.7 V, a vital parameter for portable applications with low drive voltage. Sandy Wang, Nexperia’s product manager commented: “The latest generation of wearables continues to push boundaries in consumer technology. The evolution of smart-phones, smart-watches, fitness trackers and other innovations requires miniaturized MOSFETs that provide leading performance and efficiency for an ever-growing list of complex functions. Nexperia has a high-volume production capacity for these devices and the manufacturing footprint to upscale for the most demanding of markets." Nine PMH devices in the new DFN0606 package are available now. 22.04.2020 07:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_14.pnghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/ultra-tiny-mosfets-from-nexperia-are-36-smaller-with-lowest-rdson.htmlnexperia.com/news
APEC 2020 Announces Updated Refund PolicyThe Steering Committee and the Sponsors of the APE...8652Event NewsAPEC 2020 Announces Updated Refund PolicyThe Steering Committee and the Sponsors of the APEC conference, IEEE PELS and IAS in partnership with the PSMA, wish to thank our loyal community for their patience as we worked through the complex business negotiations required legally to reach our desired goal of maximizing your refund. The IEEE Societies and PSMA acknowledge the economic strain this situation has placed on our exhibitors, attendees, and vendor/provider partners. All of whom we consider part of our APEC community. To that end, dozens of individuals have worked tirelessly for weeks to assure a responsible and equitable outcome. We would like to assure our community that the Sponsors have, since the beginning of this process, agreed to take no financial proceeds and in fact agreed to absorb a significant loss to settle obligations to vendors in order to maximize the refund to attendees and our valued and loyal Exhibitors. To that end, the Sponsors have also agreed to absorb additional costs allowing us to now offer the following refund schedule: • Exhibitors will receive a 100% refund • Partners (i.e. corporate sponsors/supporters) will receive a 100% refund • Attendees will receive a 40% refund • Spousal tours and any extras (extra social tickets, proceedings/workbooks) will be returned at 100%22.04.2020 06:00:00Apr\images\news_apec.jpghttp://apec-conf.org/news/apec-2020-announces-updated-refund-policy/apec-conf.org/news
Speaker Amp ICs for Advanced Instrument ClustersROHM announced the AEC-Q100 qualified 2.8W output ...8692Product ReleaseSpeaker Amp ICs for Advanced Instrument ClustersROHM announced the AEC-Q100 qualified 2.8W output Class AB monaural speaker amplifiers the BD783xxEFJ-M series (BD78306EFJ-M, BD78310EFJ-M and BD78326EFJ-M) ideal for instrument clusters - used in vehicles equipped with autonomous driving and ADAS. ROHM developed the BD783xxEFJ-M series for vehicle clusters requiring various sound outputs at high volume, including warning sounds, turn signals, welcome tones, and voice guidance. Also, adopting a new type of over current protection (OCP) circuit provides protection against output shorts (damage due to accidental terminal contact) that was difficult to achieve in the past, making it possible to deliver high 2.8W output. Thermal shutdown and under voltage lock out (UVLO) are also built in to ensure high reliability protection against abnormal conditions. What’s more, qualification under the automotive reliability standard AEC-Q100 and support for high temperature operation up to 105? enable stable voice output without compromising functionality even under severe conditions. Going forward, ROHM will continue to contribute to greater safety and comfort by developing high quality, high reliability products for the automotive field where sound diversification is increasing.21.04.2020 19:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_19.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=high-power-speaker-amp-ics&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Mike England Appointed Chief Operating OfficerElectrocomponents has promoted Mike England to Chi...8684PeopleMike England Appointed Chief Operating OfficerElectrocomponents has promoted Mike England to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mike will remain a member of the Senior Management Team and will continue to report directly to Lindsley Ruth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In his new role, Mike will help to drive the Group’s long-term strategy, aligning go-to-market, digital and customer and supplier centric activities across the globe. He will continue to lead the EMEA region in the near term until a new President EMEA has been appointed. Mike joined the Electrocomponents Group in November 2015 to lead the turnaround of our UK business and has been President EMEA for the last two years where he has been responsible for the commercial operation and business transformation of the EMEA region. Lindsley Ruth, Electrocomponents CEO, said: “Mike’s energy and passion has been instrumental in driving significant outperformance and market share gains in EMEA. In his new role as COO, he will be executing on our vision to drive a more aligned offer, go-to-market approach, and customer and supplier experience across the globe. This new approach will not only improve performance and drive economies of scale but will also accelerate our journey to become first choice for our customers, suppliers and people.”21.04.2020 17:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-15_11.jpghttps://www.electrocomponents.com/media/press-release/2020/20042020-0electrocomponents.com/media
Converters Developed for High Power DFIG ApplicationsIngeteam has launched its new-generation wind powe...8669Product ReleaseConverters Developed for High Power DFIG ApplicationsIngeteam has launched its new-generation wind power converters developed for high power DFIG application. Ingeteam's DFIG converter series offer cost-optimized products for each market and application. The wind converters are extremely grid-friendly, and include FRT, SCR and SSR features, enabling them to be deployed anywhere in the world. To this day, DFIG converters remain the most proven, efficient and cost competitive drive train topology for onshore applications. The DFIG converters can be modulated to bring customized solutions that will effectively minimize wind turbine LCoE. Ingeteam’s vast knowledge and experience have been mobilized to generate design processes that combine development and validation, to ensure the supply of optimized DFIG Power Converters in the wind market for high power applications in the range of 6 to 8 MW. The overall design ensures high-quality performance with regards to reliability, availability and maintainability. They are highly versatile in order to interact with a wide range of grid connection situations, regardless of the particular local grid codes and conditions. The full certification of any new product design is a “must” for the company and, therefore, guarantees the converters can obtain the most demanding certification standards.21.04.2020 11:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_18.pnghttps://www.ingeteam.com/Pressroom/Corporate/tabid/1574/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2547/Ingeteam-launches-its-new-generation-wind-power-converters-developed-for-high-power-DFIG-application.aspxingeteam.com/Pressroom
GaN Technology Increases Output PowerPower Integrations announced that its InnoSwitch™3...8667Product ReleaseGaN Technology Increases Output PowerPower Integrations announced that its InnoSwitch™3-MX isolated switcher IC family has been expanded with the addition of three new PowiGaN™ devices. As part of a chipset with Power Integrations’ InnoMux™ controller IC, the new switcher ICs now support display and appliance power supply applications with a continuous output power of up to 75 W without a heatsink. The InnoMux chipset employs a unique single-stage power architecture that reduces losses in display applications by 50% when compared to conventional designs, increasing overall efficiency to 91% in constant-voltage and constant-current LED backlight driver designs. Additionally, by eliminating the need for post regulation (i.e. buck and boost) stages, TV and monitor designers can halve component count, improving reliability and reducing manufacturing cost. With a high breakdown voltage of 750 V, the PowiGaN InnoSwitch3-MX parts are also extremely robust and highly-resistant to the line surges and swells commonly-seen in regions with unstable mains voltages. InnoSwitch3-MX flyback switcher ICs combine the primary switch, the primary-side controller, a secondary-side synchronous rectification controller, and PI’s innovative FluxLink™ high-speed communications link. The InnoSwitch3-MX receives control instructions from its chipset partner InnoMux IC, which independently measures the load requirements of each output and directs the switcher IC to deliver the right amount of power to each output, maintaining accurate regulation of current or voltage. 21.04.2020 09:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_16.jpghttps://investors.power.com/investors/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/Power-Integrations-GaN-Technology-Increases-Output-Power-of-High-Efficiency-Display-PSUs-to-75-W/default.aspxpower.com/press-releases
Changes to Global CWIEME Event Series 2020Hyve, the organiser of the global CWIEME event ser...8654Event NewsChanges to Global CWIEME Event Series 2020Hyve, the organiser of the global CWIEME event series, announced changes to the scheduled CWIEME events in 2020. The decision by the German government to postpone large events until 31st August 2020, means that CWIEME Berlin 2020, scheduled to take place from 30th June – 2nd July, has now been postponed. The organisers are working closely with the venue and their partners to find a solution for the Berlin event and will contact everyone involved once new dates for CWIEME Berlin have been agreed. Hyve has also made the difficult decision to cancel CWIEME Americas for this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of the continuing travel restrictions. CWIEME Shanghai will continue to take place as planned from 29th – 31st July 2020. "CWIEME is an international event and these changes allow our global community to amend their plans," said Nick Davison, new CWIEME Portfolio Director. “We very much regret that we have to cancel CWIEME Americas for this year, but due to the current coronavirus situation and ongoing travel restrictions we had to make this decision to ensure the safety and health of our exhibitors, participants, and partners. This is an unprecedented and fast-developing situation and we are monitoring global developments closely.”21.04.2020 08:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_3.jpghttps://www.coilwindingexpo.com/welcomecoilwindingexpo.com
Hybrid Material Improves the Performance of Silicon in Li-ion BatteriesTo minimise the reducing effect of high charging r...8653Industry NewsHybrid Material Improves the Performance of Silicon in Li-ion BatteriesTo minimise the reducing effect of high charging rates on the capacity of silicon anodes, researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have developed a hybrid material of mesoporous silicon (PSi) microparticles and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). According to the researchers, the hybrid material needs to be realised through chemical conjugation of PSi and CNTs with the right polarity so as to not hinder the diffusion of lithium ions into silicon. With the right type of conjugation, also the electrical conductivity and mechanical durability of the material was improved. Further, the PSi microparticles used in the hybrid material were produced from barley husk ash to minimise the carbon footprint of the anode material and to support its sustainability. Silicon was produced through a simple magnesiothermic reduction process applied to the phytoliths that are amorphous porous silica structures found in abundance in husk ash. Next, the researchers are aiming to produce a full silicon anode with a solid electrolyte to address the challenges related to the safety of LIBs and to the unstable solid electrolyte interface (SEI). “The progress of the LIB research is very exciting, and we want to contribute to the field with our know-how related to mesoporous structures of silicon. Hopefully, the EU will invest more in the basic research of batteries to pave the wave for high performance batteries and to support the competitiveness of Europe in this field. The Battery 2030+ roadmap would be essential in supporting this progress,” Professor Vesa-Pekka Lehto from the University of Eastern Finland notes.21.04.2020 07:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_2.jpghttps://news.cision.com/university-of-eastern-finland/r/new-hybrid-material-improves-the-performance-of-silicon-in-li-ion-batteries,c3093508news.cision.com
New Website LaunchedTraco Power has launched a new, improved website. ...8661Industry NewsNew Website LaunchedTraco Power has launched a new, improved website. The website is designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality, while allowing customers to easily access and compare the full product portfolio Traco Power has to offer. Created with the best user experience in mind, the site includes many new features to help users to quickly and easily navigate the site to find the ideal product they need. Florian Haas, Director of Marketing and Product management added: “User centricity has always been at the heart of this project. Dozens of interviews and workshops with users, engineers and online experts really helped us to add new, important functions which simplify the search for the right power supply immensely.” Visitors to the new site can stay informed with the latest Traco Power and industry news through the new NPI & News section. This section will contain richer online content such as technical tips, press releases, NPI’s, Videos, whitepapers, announcements and newsletters.20.04.2020 15:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_10.jpghttps://www.tracopower.com/new-website-onlinetracopower.com
Foundation Donates $500,000 to Massachusetts General HospitalAnalog Devices, Inc. and The Analog Devices Founda...8656Industry NewsFoundation Donates $500,000 to Massachusetts General HospitalAnalog Devices, Inc. and The Analog Devices Foundation, ADI’s charitable arm that advances its mission to engineer a more sustainable future, announced its recent $500,000 donation to fund research at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center (VIC), directed by Dr. Mark Poznansky MD, PhD. The donation will directly support the VIC’s work to develop a vaccine and novel point of care testing technologies for COVID-19, which is critical to start opening up the economy and increase safety of healthcare workers and their patients. Analog Devices and the VIC are supporting a trial to develop and deploy two new tests to identify and confirm which individuals have a detectable immune response to COVID-19 and are virus negative. ADI and the VIC will also seek ways to leverage ADI’s sensing technologies to develop rapid care tests and real-time remote vital sign monitoring for COVID-19 patients in quarantine. “Analog Devices is proud to work with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center as it works tirelessly to discover the testing solutions required to identify COVID-19 in individuals and slow the spread of the virus,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of ADI. “There is no better teammate in this fight than this prestigious medical research institution and we look forward to working together to apply sensing technology to testing and monitoring for COVID20.04.2020 10:00:00Apr\images\news_analog.pnghttps://www.analog.com/en/about-adi/news-room/press-releases/2020/4-20-2020-analog-devices-foundation-donates-to-massachusetts-general-hospital-vaccine-immunotherapy.htmlanalog.com/news-room
AEC-Q200 Compliant Thick Film Resistor Series Bourns announced the availability of an AEC-Q200 c...8662Product ReleaseAEC-Q200 Compliant Thick Film Resistor Series Bourns announced the availability of an AEC-Q200 compliant series of thick film chip resistors, the Model CRxxxxA series in eight compact form factors—from small 0201 (0603 Metric) up to 2512 (6431 Metric). The CRxxxxA series is part of the Bourns® CR line of general-purpose thick film chip resistors. Bourns designed this family of devices in five different versions to support specific application requirements: CR standard, CR-PF ultra-low lead content, CR-AS sulfur resistant, CRxxxxA-AS AEC-Q200 compliant and sulfur resistant and CRxxxxA AEC-Q200 compliant. The CRxxxxA series features rated power from 0.05 to 1 watt and a wide resistance range from 1 ohm up to 20 megohms. These features make this series an optimal circuit conditioning solution for a broad range of consumer, industrial, telecom and other applications. Bourns manufactures its latest resistors using a thick film element that is printed onto a ceramic substrate. This type of advanced ceramic substrate offers excellent heat dissipation. The resistive element is coated by an epoxy overcoat layer, which isolates the resistive element electrically to help protect it against mechanical damages and environmental effects such as humidity and gasses. Available now, Bourns® Model CRxxxxA series is RoHS compliant and halogen free. 20.04.2020 04:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_11.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2020/04/20/bourns-announces-new-aec-q200-compliant-thick-film-resistor-series-designed-for-general-purpose-applicationsbourns.com/news
Variable Designable High-Performance Heatsink Fischer Elektronik is expanding its wide product r...8672Product ReleaseVariable Designable High-Performance Heatsink Fischer Elektronik is expanding its wide product range of different types of high-performance heatsinks by the HPK series ... High-performance heatsinks of this design are used for heat dissipation with higher power losses and the need for larger semiconductor mounting areas. Due to the complexity and the difficulty of manufacturing (fin ratio and spacing) the heatsink structure consists of a single extruded cooling fin, which contains a special tongue and groove system in the fin base. Depending on the requested heatsink width the individual cooling fins can be thermotechnically optimal combined with each other using this press-fit geometry. Fin heights of 60, 80, 100, 120 and 140mm are available for the design of a high-performance heatsink from the HPK ... series. The maximum heatsink width that can be achieved is 350mm whereby the length of the heatsink is cut according to customer-specific requirements or specially produced depending on the quantity. The high-performance heatsinks produced in this way are suitable for both, free and forced convection. The massive heatsink base with a material thickness of 12 mm acts as a semiconductor mounting surface and leads to a better heat distribution within the entire heatsink. The semiconductor mounting surface of the high-performance heatsink HPK ... is milled flat as a standard which means that a special quality is achieved with regard to flatness and roughness. 16.04.2020 16:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_21.jpghttps://www.fischerelektronik.de/en/latest-news/press-releases/releases/fischerelektronik-variable-designable-high-performance-heatsink-hpk/fischerelektronik.de/latest-news
Variable Resistor Portfolio Gives a Wide Range of Options TT Electronics announced the addition of ten produ...8702Industry NewsVariable Resistor Portfolio Gives a Wide Range of Options TT Electronics announced the addition of ten product families to its professional audio portfolio. The portfolio expansion includes the introduction of five rotary potentiometer families, four slide potentiometers families, and one encoder series. These parts are ideal for a variety of applications found in the professional audio industry, including electric guitars, amplifiers, mixers, drum machines, synthesizers, DJ equipment, recording studio controls, and audio/visual equipment. The rotary potentiometer families (P161, P162, P163, P164, P165) are IP 40 rated and offer a wide range of resistance options, from 1KO to 1MO. These new products feature metal shaft and bushing as well as options for vertical or horizontal PCB mounting. The slide potentiometer families (PSS1, PSS2, PSL2, and LM1001) offer slide travel options ranging from 20mm to 100mm, and a resistance range from 1KO to 1MO. The new LM1001 marks TT’s first motorized slide potentiometer, useful when the ability to jump to preset positions or physical feedback from virtual controllers is desired. The EN09 encoder series is highly reliable with 10 pulses per rotation and a push-on switch option (non-latching). This series is also IP 40 rated. 15.04.2020 16:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-06-01_11.jpghttps://www.ttelectronics.com/news-events/news/potentiometers-for-pro-audio/ttelectronics.com/news
Snap-in Power Aluminum CapacitorsVishay Intertechnology, introduced a series of min...8671Product ReleaseSnap-in Power Aluminum CapacitorsVishay Intertechnology, introduced a series of miniature snap-in power aluminum electrolytic capacitors that enables higher power density designs. The Vishay BCcomponents 257 PRM-SI series offers up to 20 % higher ripple current than previous-generation solutions in case sizes that are up to 20 % smaller, while providing longer useful life to 5,000 hours at 85 °C. With ripple currents up to 5.05 A, the devices released today allow designers to utilize fewer components to save board space and lower costs. Featuring a cylindrical aluminum case, insulated with a blue sleeve, 257 PRM-SI series capacitors feature rated voltages to 500 V in 25 compact case sizes ranging from 22 mm by 25 mm to 35 mm by 60 mm. The RoHS-compliant devices are also available with 3-pin keyed polarity snap-in terminals. As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid electrolyte, the devices are ideally suited for smoothing, buffering, and DC-Link filtering in switch mode power supplies used in medical, consumer welding, and test and measurement equipment, in addition to general industrial control and audio / video system applications. Samples and production quantities of the 257 PRM-SI series capacitors are available now, with lead times of 14 weeks. 15.04.2020 15:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_20.jpghttp://www.vishay.com/company/press/releases/2020/257PRMSI/vishay.com/press
Named 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award Winner Vishay Intertechnology announced that the company’...8658Industry NewsNamed 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award Winner Vishay Intertechnology announced that the company’s Dover, New Hampshire, facility has been recognized by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award winner for 2019. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers that have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on criteria including overall quality and on-time delivery. Vishay was one of 86 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 4-Star honors. “Raytheon has extremely high standards when it comes to the performance of its suppliers, so this award speaks volumes to our dedication to quality products and reliable delivery,” said Tim Shafer, Vice President, Product Marketing, at Vishay Intertechnology. “We take great pride in our partnership with Raytheon and look forward to providing the company with the highest levels of service for years to come.”14.04.2020 12:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_7.jpghttps://ir.vishay.com/news/news-details/2020/Vishay-Intertechnology-Named-4-Star-Supplier-Excellence-Award-Winner-by-Raytheon-Integrated-Defense-Systems/default.aspxvishay.com/news
GaN Devices Bring Increased Performance Transphorm Inc. announced availability of its Gen ...8655Industry NewsGaN Devices Bring Increased Performance Transphorm Inc. announced availability of its Gen IV GaN platform. Transphorm’s latest technology offers notable advancements in performance, designability, and cost when compared to its previous GaN generations. Related, Transphorm also announced that Gen IV and future platform generations will be called SuperGaN™ technologies. When designing Gen IV, Transphorm’s engineering team drew on learnings from production ramps of previous products, coupled with a constant drive for performance, manufacturability, and cost reduction to design a new product with ultimate simplicity and substantial improvements. The new platform’s patented technology delivers benefits that augment Transphorm’s intrinsic GaN performance and simplicity both in assembly and applications, which is the catalyst for the SuperGaN™ brand. Driven by its patented technology, SuperGaN Gen IV benefits include Increased Performance, Easier Designability, Enhanced Inrush Current Capability (di/dt), Reduced Device Cost and Proven Robustness/Reliability. “We expect Transphorm’s SuperGaN™ FETs to continue to impact next gen power electronics as the evolution of Silicon superjunction MOSFETs did,” said Philip Zuk, VP of Worldwide Technical Marketing and NA Sales, Transphorm. “Our Gen IV GaN platform is creating new design opportunities in other power stages through better performance while increasing customers’ overall ROI. Our ability to reduce losses and bring the initial device investment down closer to what customers are used to with Silicon without sacrificing reliability is another indicator that GaN’s position in the marketplace is strengthening.”14.04.2020 09:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_4.jpghttps://www.transphormusa.com/en/news/supergan_geniv_gan_platform/transphormusa.com/news
Flyback PWM Controllers with Integrated Active Clamp Circuits Silanna Semiconductor announced the launch of an e...8664Product ReleaseFlyback PWM Controllers with Integrated Active Clamp Circuits Silanna Semiconductor announced the launch of an expanded portfolio of Active Clamp Flyback (ACF) Controllers. Silanna Semiconductor focuses on the ultimate Power Management challenges with best-in-class power density and efficiency that delight customers with unprecedented BoM savings. First announced at APEC 2019, Silanna Semiconductor has delivered on the customer expectations and market penetration of Active Clamp Flyback Controllers and now dominates the integrated ACF market. The SZ1110 and SZ1130 devices are Active Clamp Flyback PWM Controllers that integrate an adaptive digital PWM controller and the following Ultra High-Voltage (UHV) components: an Active Clamp FET, Active Clamp Gate Driver and a Startup Regulator. This unprecedented level of integration facilitates designing efficient, high-power-density adapters with low BoM cost to satisfy power-hungry mobile phones, tablets, notebooks and video game consoles. Customers can see demonstrations of the ACF controllers, delivering over 94% efficiency with an all-silicon design and 27 W/in3 power density at 65W for AC/DC power adapters together with the extensive DC/DC and AC/DC products at the demo room in https://www.powerdensity.com/sz1110-sz1130. “Less than a year ago we launched the SZ1101, the world’s first Active Clamp Flyback Controller, to an incredible customer and industry response,” said Mark Drucker, CEO of Silanna Semiconductor. “This expansion into higher power and smaller form factors speaks to our core power density leadership. Silanna Semiconductor delivers AC/DC solutions with the highest Power Density and Efficiency while simultaneously delivering the greatest value and reduced BoM costs.” 14.04.2020 06:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_13.jpghttps://30828be8-e9b3-4427-a38a-060fdaa8b6b5.filesusr.com/ugd/57eb36_a48926e33bdd4a2c879df71af990bd86.pdfpowerdensity.com/pdf
Type-C Power Delivery 2-in-1 Combo Protection Switch Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced a Type-C P...8663Product ReleaseType-C Power Delivery 2-in-1 Combo Protection Switch Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced a Type-C Power Delivery compliant 2-in-1 combo protection switch capable up to 28V absolute maximum voltage. The AOZ1380 is a smart protection switch combining both current source and sink function into a single small thermally enhanced 3mm x 5.2mm DFN package. Made possible by AOS’ advanced copackaging technology, AOZ1380 combines a high-performance IC with protection features and AOS’ state-ofthe-art high SOA MOSFET. This device provides true reverse current blocking intended for applications where protection from exposure to high voltages is required. The AOZ1380 provides an ideal solution for the latest notebooks, ultrabooks, Chromebooks, and docking stations, with Thunderbolt/USB Type-C PD ports. In the sinking application, two discrete back to back MOSFETs along with resistors and capacitors provide soft start functionality to prevent Type C power adaptor brownout at the plugin. However, programmability and protection features such as reverse-current blocking and over-voltage and over-temperature protection are lacking in this implementation. As a Type C port must also provide power delivery of up to 15W in a notebook application, there's also a need for a 5V current limited load switch with protection features. The AOZ1380 provides all this functionality and reduces board footprint by over 50% compared to competing solutions. 14.04.2020 05:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_12.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1586891870669/AOZ1380DI_PR.pdfaosmd.com/news.pdf
2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits Goes Virtual For the first time in its 40-year history, the 202...8660Event News2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits Goes Virtual For the first time in its 40-year history, the 2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits will be held as a virtual conference due to concerns over the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Despite the change in format, the Symposia program promises to deliver a unique perspective on the integration of advanced technology developments, innovative circuit design, and the applications they enable – such as machine learning, IoT, artificial intelligence, wearable/implantable biomedical applications, big data, cloud / edge computing, virtual reality (VR) / augmented reality (AR), robotics, and autonomous vehicles – the emerging technology ecosystem needed to realize the conference theme of “The Next 40 Years of VLSI for Ubiquitous Intelligence.” The now-virtual Symposia will be held from June 14 – 19, 2020 with a comprehensive program of technical presentations, panel discussions, focus sessions, short courses, and the popular “Friday Forum” a focused discussion on “Technologies & Circuits for Edge Intelligence.” The Symposia is the microelectronics industry’s premiere international conference, integrating technology, circuits, and systems with a range and scope unlike any other conference, charting the roadmap for the connected devices and systems that will drive the next stage of human interaction.13.04.2020 14:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_9.pnghttps://vlsisymposium.org/registration/vlsisymposium.org
Open-Source Ventilator to Battle COVID-19Monolithic Power Systems announced it has assemble...8621Industry NewsOpen-Source Ventilator to Battle COVID-19Monolithic Power Systems announced it has assembled an emergency ventilator inspired by the open-source MIT design to aid in the fight against COVID-19. MPS is applying its expertise in power management and motor controls toward a solution that can safely and easily automate a manual resuscitator when a full ICU ventilator may not be available. "We want to contribute our expertise and resources to help combat the pandemic," said Michael Hsing, CEO and founder of MPS. "Our team has worked nonstop to create a working prototype in less than 8 days and now we are working with medical experts to ready the device. But we need help to scale the production as quickly as possible." MPS's low-cost automated Bag Valve Mask (BVM) resuscitator mechanizes the human squeezing of the bag. BVMs are readily available in hospitals and ambulances, and in this design, the BVM can be easily accessed and removed if manual intervention is required. Battery backup and a power-loss alarm increase reliability. The low-cost design can be built quickly with a minimal number of simple, off-the-shelf components. The hope is that this collaborative effort will offer extremely needed resources to the medical community and people suffering from COVID-19.  MPS is seeking manufacturing partners and component suppliers to quickly scale up the production quantities in a short amount of time.09.04.2020 06:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_1.pnghttps://www.monolithicpower.com/en/about-mps/investor-relations/press-releases.html?pressrelease=374monolithicpower.com/press-releases
Gate-Driver IC for Low-Voltage Power Conversion SystemsEach time a power MOSFET is being turned on or off...8668Product ReleaseGate-Driver IC for Low-Voltage Power Conversion SystemsEach time a power MOSFET is being turned on or off in a SMPS, parasitic inductances produce ground-shifts that may cause false triggering of the gate-driver IC. Infineon Technologies adds a device to its cost-effective and compact-size EiceDRIVER™ 1EDN TDI (truly differential inputs) 1-channel gate-driver family to prevent such consequences. The device (1EDN7550U) is housed in an ultrasmall (1.5 mm x 1.1 mm x 0.39 mm) 6-pin leadless TSNP package. Infineon’s gate-driver ICs with TDIs are key to high-power-density and high-efficiency designs at a lower system cost compared to alternative solutions. The TSNP package (1EDN7550U) occupies a PCB-area five times smaller compared to its SOT-23 family members. With a 3.3 V PWM input signal at application level, the EiceDRIVER 1EDN TDI can withstand static ground-shifts of up to ± 70 V and transient ground shifts of as much as ± 150 V peak. The combination of tiny size and ground-shift robustness enables two of these gate-driver ICs to operate in a 48 V half-bridge configuration. Concurrently, designers have the freedom to place these gate-driver ICs in the PCB layout wherever they fit best which is key to enabling industry leading power density.08.04.2020 10:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-05-01_17.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFPSS202004-047.htmlinfineon.com/press
Testing Gallium Nitride Devices to Failure Demonstrates RobustnessEPC announces its 'Phase Eleven Reliability Report...8631Industry NewsTesting Gallium Nitride Devices to Failure Demonstrates RobustnessEPC announces its 'Phase Eleven Reliability Report', documenting the strategy used to achieve a remarkable field reliability record. This strategy relied upon tests forcing devices to fail under a variety of conditions to create stronger products to serve demanding applications such as lidar for autonomous vehicles, LTE base stations, vehicle headlamps, and satellites to name just a few. Testing devices to the point of failure creates an understanding of the amount of margin between data sheet limits and products in application. More importantly, intrinsic failure mechanisms of devices are identified. The knowledge of these intrinsic failure mechanisms is used to determine the root cause of failures. Knowledge of the behavior of a device over time, temperature, electrical or mechanical stress can provide users with an accurate representation of the safe operating life of a product over a more general set of operating conditions. According to Dr. Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of EPC, "eGaN devices have been in volume production for over ten years and have demonstrated very high reliability in both laboratory testing and high-volume customer applications. The release of EPC's 11th reliability report represents the cumulative experience of millions of devices over a ten-year period and five generations of technology. These reliability tests have been undertaken to continue our understanding the behavior of GaN devices over a wide-range of stress conditions."08.04.2020 02:22:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_11.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/2922/Testing-Gallium-Nitride-Devices-to-Failure-Demonstrates-Robustness-Unmatched-by-Silicon-Power-MOSFETs---Efficient-Power-Conversion-Publishes-11th-Reliability-Report--.aspxepc-co.com/News
Surface Mount, Non-Isolated Dc-Dc ConverterCUI Inc announced the addition of its first four c...8650Product ReleaseSurface Mount, Non-Isolated Dc-Dc ConverterCUI Inc announced the addition of its first four contact, surface mount, non-isolated converter to its dc-dc converter line. The ultra-thin VXO78-500-M features a 500mA output current, no-load input current as low as 0.2mA and a wide -40 to +85°C temperature range. This regulated dc-dc converter offers a wide 4.75 to 36 Vdc input voltage range, short-circuit protection and 4-SMD reflow solderability in an ultra-compact SMT package with half-vias corners. Unlike linear regulators, this ultra-compact, surface mount dc-dc converter offers extreme efficiency (up to 95%), making the VXO78-500-M an ideal solution for applications where board space is at a premium and maximizing energy efficiency is a concern. General applications for the VXO78-500-M include ITE (commercial), controls and electronics that require a wide input at a low cost. The VXO78-500-M is available immediately with prices starting at $2.52 per unit at 100 pieces through distribution.07.04.2020 17:10:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_30.pnghttps://www.cui.com/news/press-releases/surface-mount-non-isolated-dc-dc-converter-offers-extreme-efficiency-at-a-low-costcui.com/news
4ch Linear LED Drivers Designed for MotorcyclesROHM announces the availability of a 4ch linear LE...8645Product Release4ch Linear LED Drivers Designed for MotorcyclesROHM announces the availability of a 4ch linear LED driver IC with built-in MOSFET ideal for LED rear lamps (turn/stop), fog lamps and turn signals for automotive use. The adoption of automotive-grade LED lamps is advancing in terms of power savings and design flexibility, while the number of lamps and brightness levels are increasing significantly. Vehicle manufacturers demand simpler circuits for rear and license plate lamps in order to reduce costs and shorten development time. Following market requirements, ROHM developed its newest LED drivers, the BD183x7EFV-M (BD18337EFV-M / BD18347EFV-M) series which incorporate a proprietary thermal dissipation circuit and individual LED control function. To minimize board area, output channels are consolidated into a single terminal, allowing a configuration a 4ch high output (150mA/ch) driver into a compact 16pin package. Further, the individual LED control function allows driving LED lamps with different specifications by one driver. To reduce design effort, heat distribution circuit allows simplification of the overall thermal design. The LED control function enables individual or collective control of LEDs in case of errors, to comply with motorcycle standards for license plate lighting. Individual dimming function supports sequential lighting for greater design versatility along with protection functions to protect the LED driver and peripheral circuits.07.04.2020 16:20:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_25.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=4ch-linear-led-drivers-ideal-for-2-wheel-rear-lamps&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Power Management IC Cuts Solution Size by HalfDesigners of compact consumer devices can now slas...8641Product ReleasePower Management IC Cuts Solution Size by HalfDesigners of compact consumer devices can now slash solution size by half and extend battery life by 20 percent with the MAX77654 single inductor, multiple output (SIMO) power management IC (PMIC) from Maxim Integrated Products. This next-generation SIMO PMIC delivers 3 outputs with just one inductor at 91 percent efficiency, which is 16 percent greater than traditional 4-chip systems. With significantly reduced solution size, system designers can pack more functionality in their applications such as wearables, hearables and other compact consumer devices when compared to using traditional power solutions. The MAX77654 builds on Maxim Integrated's robust portfolio of SIMO PMICs. As designers continue their quest to shrink form factors for compact consumer devices, they must also consider extending battery life (or shrinking battery volume), as well as reducing heat dissipation and noise. The MAX77654 SIMO PMIC addresses space-constraint challenges for system designers by replacing 3 buck-boost converters, 3 inductors with a single converter and a single inductor. It also replaces 2 LDOs/load-switches, a battery charger and additional passives, resulting in a 50 percent smaller solution. The MAX77654 improves end-user experience with 20 percent longer battery life by delivering 91 percent efficiency. With less than 500nA shutdown current and a low supply current of 6µA with 5 regulators operating, designers can add more functions to their ultra-low-power consumer devices.07.04.2020 15:40:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_21.jpghttps://www.maximintegrated.com/en/aboutus/newsroom.html/pr_585334715#.Xo8DVasQ1os.linkmaximintegrated.com/newsroom
Gaining JOSCAR Supply Chain ApprovalETAL UK has been recently approved to join the Joi...8626Industry NewsGaining JOSCAR Supply Chain ApprovalETAL UK has been recently approved to join the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR). This approval is valued by world leaders in the defence and aerospace industry, and is a mark of ETAL's continued commitment to compliance and quality assurance. Commenting on the approval, Dan Phelan, President of ETAL Group, said, "We are pleased to have met the requirements to become a fully compliant supplier on the JOSCAR register. Our membership assures customers that we strive to meet the highest standards of quality and comply with the highest standards. We are already seeing great opportunities for growth in the defence and aerospace industries and this approval will take us from strength to strength." JOSCAR aims to simplify supplier accreditation for buyers, suppliers and the four vital industries across which it operates: aerospace, defence, security and space.07.04.2020 11:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_6.pnghttp://www.etalgroup.cometalgroup.com
Final Regulatory Approval for Acquisition  Infineon Technologies announced that all necessary...8629Industry NewsFinal Regulatory Approval for Acquisition  Infineon Technologies announced that all necessary regulatory approvals have been received for its acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Infineon expects to close the transaction within five business days. Beginning of June 2019, Infineon and Cypress announced that the companies had signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon would acquire Cypress. With the acquisition, Infineon will be able to offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio for linking the real with the digital world and shaping digitalization. The company's path of profitable growth will be accelerated by evolving from a leader in components to a leader in system solutions for the automotive, industrial and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. Its customers can benefit from Infineon's increased global reach and enhanced design-in support tailored to their needs. The transaction will initially be funded through a combination of cash on hand and a committed acquisition financing facility provided by banks. Infineon will use the proceeds from the share placement and the issuance of the hybrid bond in 2019, totaling 2.7bn EUR. In addition, the acquisition facility, which is syndicated among 20 international banks, will be drawn to pay the remainder of the transaction value. With maturities ranging from March 2022 until June 2024 for individual tranches, the acquisition facility provides ample time and flexibility for the long-term refinancing measures. The company will keep liquidity corresponding to its target level of 1bn EUR plus at least 10% of sales on its balance sheet.07.04.2020 07:11:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_9.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2020/INFXX202003-046.htmlinfineon.com/press-releases
4 kW PFC GaN Evaluation BoardTransphorm announced that it has partnered with mi...8642Product Release4 kW PFC GaN Evaluation BoardTransphorm announced that it has partnered with microcontroller provider Microchip Technology. The collaboration integrates a Microchip dsPIC33CK digital signal controller board with Transphorm's 4 kW AC-to-DC bridgeless totem pole power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board, which features the company's latest Gen IV GaN technology. Building on Transphorm's application support capabilities, Microchip's worldwide technical support team will also be available to developers working with the integrated Transphorm solution. As a result, customers can access an evaluation board offering more than 99 percent efficiency and pre-programmed firmware off the shelf, now backed with global support to further simplify AC-to-DC power system designs. "Transphorm's Microchip collaboration is a gamechanger," said Philip Zuk, VP of Worldwide Technical Marketing and North American Sales, Transphorm. "The control requirements of GaN power systems using the bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction is different than what is used to control traditional CCM boost PFCs which has long been a new challenge for some ODMs. Today, two industry leaders have partnered to reduce that knowledge gap. We're giving customers access to a disruptive GaN solution backed by a world-class global support team." Microchip's dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) are supported by a set of embedded design tools created to empower developers, even those with limited expertise. These tools provide intuitive graphic user interfaces for device initialization in Microchip's free MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment.06.04.2020 15:50:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_22.jpghttps://www.transphormusa.com/en/news/4kw_totem_pole_board_microchip/transphormusa.com/news
Online Experience Showcase LaunchedGaN Systems launched its Virtual Experience site d...8634Industry NewsOnline Experience Showcase LaunchedGaN Systems launched its Virtual Experience site displaying the latest technology innovations that are using GaN transistors as a cornerstone technology for smaller, lighter, and more efficient power electronics systems. With event cancellations and postponements, GaN Systems' Virtual Experience will be ongoing, and is offering visitors an online showcase of new transistor products and power modules, reference designs and tools, and customer demonstrations, including Automotive, Consumer, Data Center & 5G, Industrial and Solutions & Design Tools.06.04.2020 12:33:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_14.jpghttps://gansystems.com/virtual-experiencegansystems.com/virtual-experience
Spearhead in Adoption of AI-Based Soft-Switching Power PlatformPre-Switch has appointed Foxy Power GmbH from Berl...8627Industry NewsSpearhead in Adoption of AI-Based Soft-Switching Power PlatformPre-Switch has appointed Foxy Power GmbH from Berlin, Germany as its strategic partner for business development and sales. Founded in 2016, Pre-Switch has overcome the previously-insurmountable challenges of implementing soft-switching in DC/AC systems with varying input voltage, temperature and load conditions. Pre-Switch uses AI to constantly-adjust the relative timing of elements within the switching system required to force a resonance to offset the current and voltage wave forms – thereby minimizing switching losses. "Foxy Power has efficiently approached top global automotive OEMs and automotive suppliers with our technology resulting in strategic design wins. They have also mapped these wins into further successes in industrial applications such as motor drives, battery chargers and renewables" says Bruce Renouard, CEO of Pre-Switch. "Foxy Power is focused identifying the unique technical value propositions of a company before starting to promote its products", says Christopher Rocneanu, CEO and founder of Foxy Power. "In Pre-Switch's case, its unique capability is bringing soft-switching to DC/AC and AC/DC inverters which significantly increases switching frequencies while reducing transistor costs. Their technology has shown added range for battery applications such as electric vehicle traction inverters and reduced the size, weight and system costs for industrial applications."06.04.2020 12:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_7.jpghttps://www.pre-switch.com/pre-switch.com
Exclusive Media Partnership with 21ic.comEETech Media is pleased to announce a partnership ...8624Industry NewsExclusive Media Partnership with 21ic.comEETech Media is pleased to announce a partnership with 21ic.com, the largest Chinese electronics engineering community. This development makes EETech the exclusive media partner to 21ic for North American and European companies seeking engagement with the Chinese market. 21ic provides the Chinese electrical engineering community valuable content across 15 industry verticals, covering news, products, applications, and trends. Each of 21ic's channels - from IoT to automotive electronics - houses quality content provided by an internal editorial team and industry leaders from external companies. "This partnership provides an incredible opportunity to expand our community of engineers and support a growing market," said Adam LaBarbera, co-founder and CEO of EETech. "21ic is the largest electronics website in China. Partnering to unify our audience and deliver meaningful content is the foundation for our continued growth as a key resource for the global engineering community." With more than 1.1 million registered users and 12 million monthly page views, 21ic editorial, technical, and sales teams meet specific customer strategy goals and provide leading online resources for the EE community in China. "This partnership enables EETech to provide greater support and a wider range of reliable, quality resources for our growing EE community," said Bob Dumas, Vice President of Sales at EETech.05.04.2020 06:44:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_4.pnghttps://eetech.com/eetech.com
Thermally Conductive Adhesive for Heat Sensitive ComponentsThe Elecolit 6607 adhesive from Panacol is thermal...8640Product ReleaseThermally Conductive Adhesive for Heat Sensitive ComponentsThe Elecolit 6607 adhesive from Panacol is thermally conductive and can be oven cured at temperatures as low as 80°C. It is characterised by excellent metal adhesion and is electrically insulating. Elecolit 6607 is an epoxy resin-based adhesive filled with aluminium oxide. It is a one-component adhesive and due to its flow characteristics, it can be applied by dispenser, screen printing or spatula. Since Elecolit 6607 cures at temperatures as low as 80°C, even heat-sensitive components can be bonded together. Curing at higher temperatures will shorten the curing time. After curing, the light gray adhesive insulates electrically and provides excellent heat dissipation. Due to its properties, Elecolit 6607 is particularly suitable for bonding metal components and heat sinks to electronic circuit boards.04.04.2020 15:30:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_20.jpghttps://www.panacol.com/panacol/pdf/en/press/press-release-panacol--new-heat-resistant-thermally-conductive-adhesive.pdfpanacol.com/press.pdf
PCB-Mount Current TransducerDanisense has launched its ultra-stable, high-prec...8649Product ReleasePCB-Mount Current TransducerDanisense has launched its ultra-stable, high-precision DP series of PCB-mount current transducers for isolated DC and AC current measurement up to 72A. With a footprint of 64.9 x 60mm, a height of 32mm and light weight of 250g, this compact device is suitable for 1U power supplies and other space-constrained applications. Benefitting from Danisense's closed-loop, compensated Fluxgate technology which provides a fixed excitation frequency and second harmonic zero flux detection for best in class accuracy and stability, DP series PCB-mount current transducers feature a maximum linearity error of 10 ppm and a measurement resistance of up to 100? at full scale. Devices are programmable for 12,5A, 25A, or 50A usage via the PCB layout. Applications include MPS for particle accelerators, stable power supplies, precision drives, battery-testing and evaluation systems, power measurement and power analysis. Comments Loic Moreau, Sales & Marketing Director, Danisense A/S: "Our technology has enabled us to deliver a PCB-mount current transducer with class-leading stability and accuracy. Its small size and low weight make it possible to include such high-performance measurement functionality on the PCB for the first time."03.04.2020 17:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_29.jpghttps://www.danisense.com/danisense.com
All-in-one Platform for Custom Transformers and InductorsLike many of our colleagues, we have all suffered ...8625Industry NewsAll-in-one Platform for Custom Transformers and InductorsLike many of our colleagues, we have all suffered from the complex and time-consuming processes of designing, testing and manufacturing magnetic components. There are manufacturers and distributors that could sort you out if your transformer or inductor doesn't have to meet any specific requirements and it can be bought off-the-shelf, however, we are increasingly seeing many applications and projects that, as innovation continues to advance the sector, require custom solutions to meet complex and very specific requirements. Well, my fellow colleagues, Frenetic has just launched a brand new platform that is able to solve these tedious processes with a unique AI-based solution. This all-in-one platform has a design flow in which you will be able to define your own specifications in just a few steps. One of the best aspects of this platform is the way Frenetic has simplified this intricate process into 3 easy stages whilst maintaining a very accurate level of data for the AI to create an optimum solution. But that's not all, this platform also helps you to optimize the solution within your preferences for your project in terms of volume, power losses, temperature or cost. In short, this platform and its potential will not only deliver a huge amount of value to your magnetics projects, but to the industry as a whole.03.04.2020 10:00:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_5.pnghttps://frenetic.ai/?utm_source=reference&utm_medium=publisher&utm_campaign=bodofrenetic.ai
Ruggedized Dual Channel Power SupplyPowerbox has announced the release of a dual chann...8644Product ReleaseRuggedized Dual Channel Power SupplyPowerbox has announced the release of a dual channel power supply for Marine engine control. Based on a ruggedized platform for use in harsh environments, the ENMA500D24/2×27-CC provides two 27V/20A isolated outputs and a total power of 540W. The power supply is housed in a robust IP56 case, it is mechanically designed for efficient conduction cooling, and it complies with DNV/GL standards. From local low power DC/DC converters powering sensors to high power DC generators powering the whole boat, ships and vessels are full of electrical and electronic equipment requiring robust and safe power supplies. Although many applications can be powered by marine certified commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) power supplies, others are very specific, requiring unique power solutions designed to pair with the final application. One example being the servomotors used to operate Fast Switched Valves (FSV) like the ones used for safety purposes in fuel injection pumps, orientable propellers, and engine control. FSV operation is based on servomotors ensuring that fluids are transferred or interrupted with the highest level of safety. As failure is simply not an option in such types of equipment, FSV manufacturers often use two independent power supplies to guarantee redundancy. However, considering the equipment is installed in very compact and harsh environments, this can be a challenge for the installer.02.04.2020 16:10:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_24.pnghttps://www.prbx.com/2020/04/powerbox-announces-ruggedized-dual-channel-power-supply-for-marine-engine-control/prbx.com/2020
1500 Volt Solar Fuses Rated 35 to 60 AmperageLittelfuse announced the expansion of its SPXI ser...8638Product Release1500 Volt Solar Fuses Rated 35 to 60 AmperageLittelfuse announced the expansion of its SPXI series in-line solar fuses to include 35 to 60 amperage models. Designed to integrate into in-line assemblies within a wire harness, these 1500 V DC solar fuses protect photovoltaic (PV) installations from overloads and short circuits to minimize damage to solar panels. "Littelfuse understands that the demands on critical solar power systems as a source of clean, renewable energy are growing," said Sakthidharan Krishnamoorthy, product manager, Littelfuse Industrial Business Unit. "We are committed to providing higher amperage protection in a design that can be easily retrofitted within existing in-line configurations to stay ahead of the increasing needs of the industry." Other key benefits of the higher amperage solar SPXI in-line string fuses include:<br>• A single body case design to increase reliability and simplify retrofitting within existing solar power systems<br>• UL Recognized to UL248-19 standard, with 50 kA DC interrupting rating<br>• Product labels with QR codes offering real-time access to part numbers, voltage, programming terms, and date codes to save time with product replacements and inventorying02.04.2020 15:10:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_18.pnghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2020/04.02-littelfuse-launches-1500-volt-solar-fuses-rated-35-to-60-amperage.aspxlittelfuse.com/news
PCIM Asia 2020 Plans Extra Hygiene MeasuresCommenting on the current situation, Mr Louis Leun...8635Event NewsPCIM Asia 2020 Plans Extra Hygiene MeasuresCommenting on the current situation, Mr Louis Leung, Deputy General Manager of Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd expressed: "We are highly aware of the disruption the outbreak has caused the industry, so we will be doing all we can to support our stakeholders over the coming months to ensure the fair goes ahead successfully. The safety of all our exhibitors and visitors remains our top priority, so a range of hygiene precautions are being planned to give all participants confidence that they can attend the fair safely." The organisers have established various online means to assist industry players to reach their business goals. These include pre-show online business matching that helps customers to identify their target business partners beforehand. There will also be online video conferences for exhibitors to promote their respective products while getting more market exposure at the same time. More details will be revealed later. To ensure high standards of hygiene at the fairground, the organisers will strengthen protective measures which include temperature checks for all fair participants, disinfection of all high-touch areas, placing additional hand sanitisers throughout the entire fairground, increasing ventilation between the aisles by adjusting air conditioning and improving pre-show logistics management.02.04.2020 05:55:00Apr\images\news_2020-04-15_15.jpghttps://pcimasia-expo.cn.messefrankfurt.com/shanghai/en/press/press-releases/2020/PCIM20_PR3.htmlpcimasia-expo.cn/press
First Non-Japanese Chip Manufacturer with Three Honor Quality Awards in a RowInfineon Technologies has achieved an impeccable q...8633Industry NewsFirst Non-Japanese Chip Manufacturer with Three Honor Quality Awards in a RowInfineon Technologies has achieved an impeccable quality record in its deliveries to Toyota's Hirose plant for the sixth consecutive year. For this, the car manufacturer has now awarded Infineon the plant's highest quality award, the Honor Quality Award, for the third time in a row. Infineon is the first non-Japanese semiconductor company to achieve this. At the Hirose plant, Toyota manufactures electronic components for automobiles. Infineon supplies the site with transceivers for the Controller Area Network (CAN). These devices enable different control units in the car to exchange data. The plant awards quality prizes to its suppliers every year: the longer the zero-defect quality record of a supplier, the higher the award. The Honor Quality Award is presented to suppliers who have delivered zero-defect quality for at least four consecutive years. This year's award is Infineon's fourth Honor Quality Award and its twelfth Zero Defect Award in total from the Hirose plant since the beginning of the cooperation more than 18 years ago.31.03.2020 11:44:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_13.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFATV202003-045.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
Timesaving Functions for ESW EMI Test ReceiverRohde & Schwarz has integrated the fast time domai...8637Industry NewsTimesaving Functions for ESW EMI Test ReceiverRohde & Schwarz has integrated the fast time domain scan as standard in its R&S ESW EMI test receiver. It works with double bandwidth to increase measuring speed. Also new is the R&S EWS-K58 multi CISPR ADP option. It precisely shows the effects of interference on digital communication systems. The option accelerates CISPR 11 tests on microwave ovens and could prevail for other product tests in the future. The R&S ESW is an EMI test receiver with outstanding RF characteristics for the measuring range from 1 Hz to 44 GHz. With its high dynamic range und measurement accuracy, it meets the highest requirements in EMI compliance testing and fulfills the most stringent requirements for all relevant EMI standards such as CISPR, EN, MIL STD-461, DO 160 and FCC. With the conventional integrated FFT based time domain scan the R&S ESW captured and weighted disturbance spectra already very fast. The new fast time domain scan (fast TDS) doubles the scan bandwidth, so the measurement speed is nearly twice as fast as with a conventional time domain scan. This enables previously unattainable fast measurement times for time-consuming tests with the CISPR detectors quasi-peak and CISPR average. TDS is available free with the actual firmware version V1.70 for the R&S ESW.31.03.2020 06:10:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_17.jpghttps://www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/about/news-press/all-news/rohde-schwarz-has-added-new-timesaving-functions-to-its-high-end-r-s-esw-emi-test-receiver-press-release-detailpage_229356-800512.html?change_c=truerohde-schwarz.com/news-press
200 mm and 300 mm GaN-on-Si EpiwafersTo address the wafer size mismatch and to tackle t...8648Product Release200 mm and 300 mm GaN-on-Si EpiwafersTo address the wafer size mismatch and to tackle the yield challenge in micro LED production, ALLOS has applied its unique strain-engineering to show outstanding uniformity and reproducibility for 200 mm GaN-on-Si epiwafers. Additionally, the company reports about its success on the roadmap to 300 mm. Yield plays a crucial role to make micro LED displays successful. It has a direct impact on the manufacturing complexity and cost. To enable the needed cost reductions, large wafer diameters are essential. This is particularly true for micro LED applications in which wafers from CMOS-lines are integrated with LED epiwafers, e.g. by bonding. Here the matching wafer diameter even has an enabling role comparing to the smaller diameters available from GaN-on-sapphire. The ALLOS team has already used its unique strain-engineering technology to push the wavelength uniformity further and further, showing 200 mm GaN-on-Si LED epiwafers on Veeco's Propel with STDEV of as little as 0.6 nm in February 2019. With its latest results, ALLOS can now show excellent reproducibility for this technology with a wavelength uniformity of consistently below 1 nm STDEV for 200 mm.30.03.2020 16:50:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_28.pnghttp://www.allos-semiconductors.com/news/first-300-mm-wafer/allos-semiconductors.com/news
650V MOSFETs for EVs, Data Centers and Solar InnovationsCree announced the expansion of its product portfo...8639Product Release650V MOSFETs for EVs, Data Centers and Solar InnovationsCree announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the release of the Wolfspeed 650V silicon carbide MOSFETs, delivering a wider range of industrial applications and enabling the next generation of Electric Vehicle (EV) onboard charging, data centers, and other renewable systems with industry-leading power efficiency.30.03.2020 15:20:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_19.pnghttps://www.cree.com/news-events/news/article/crees-new-650v-mosfets-offer-industry-leading-efficiency-to-enable-the-next-generationcree.com/news
Adding Real 2-Pin Packages to its Schottky Diode FamilyInfineon Technologies expands its CoolSiC Schottky...8647Product ReleaseAdding Real 2-Pin Packages to its Schottky Diode FamilyInfineon Technologies expands its CoolSiC Schottky diode 1200 V portfolio by adding six devices in a D²PAK real 2-pin package. Using SMD packages, designs can be more compact and more cost effective. Moreover, the new D²PAK real 2-pin package eliminates the middle pin to offer 4.7 mm creepage and 4.4 mm clearance distance. Compared to a standard D²PAK package this clearly enhances safety margins. The diodes are a perfect fit for applications such as industrial power supplies, and DC charging stations, uninterruptable power supplies, and solar string inverters. The new devices use Infineon's CoolSiC Schottky diode 1200 V technology G5, which offers best-in-class forward voltage and high surge current capability. Additionally, it prevents reverse recovery losses and allows for temperature-independent switching behavior. These features can streamline designs with lower cooling requirements and smaller magnetics when used at higher switching frequency. The CoolSiC Schottky diodes 1200 V G5 are rated from 2 A to 20 A and represent the industry's broadest portfolio in a D²PAK real 2-pin package. By using the new SiC diodes in the D²PAK real 2-pin package, designers are able to reach a new level of power density and reliability compared to Si solutions. Combined with other Infineon products, such as CoolSiC MOSFETs 1200 V or TRENCHSTOP 1200 V IGBT6 and EiceDRIVER gate driver ICs, the new portfolio offers a complete solution for highest efficiency designs.26.03.2020 16:40:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_27.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFIPC202003-042.htmlinfineon.com/press
Efficiently Connecting Battery CellsTo meet society's increasing need for mobility and...8646Product ReleaseEfficiently Connecting Battery CellsTo meet society's increasing need for mobility and energy, new battery cell concepts and designs are constantly being developed. These stretch from large battery systems for e-mobility applications right down to small designs for mobile end devices of all types. For all types and applications, a reliable integrated circuit assembly and packaging technology, already provided today by Eutect, is necessary. Due to the wide range of applications, new technological concepts are necessary. The Swabian soldering specialist Eutect also faces this development. According to the management, inquiries from the battery production sector are constantly increasing. Based on the modular design systems from Eutect, the company has developed, in cooperation with its customers, specific soldering solutions that are tailored to the individual specifications of the battery production. These solutions must be reproducible and withstand high economic conditions in a subsequent series production. During evaluations, Eutect solutions are tailored step by step to the customer's end product. In the process, adapted mini-wave solutions are often used. For example, specifically developed mini wave solder nozzles with an inert gas configuration or heat insulating solder mask can meet the requirements of an economical and faultless battery processing specification. Using the example of a packetized lithium battery block, this thermally gentle Eutect process control has been able to demonstrate electrically high-quality and economical production reliability. The associated assembly and packaging analytics showed a reproducible intermetallic phase formation between the battery cells and the plus and minus connections.25.03.2020 16:30:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_26.jpghttps://eutect.de/en/company/eutect-news/eutect.de/news
Mobile App for iPhone and AndroidBourns announced the launch of its mobile app for ...8636Industry NewsMobile App for iPhone and AndroidBourns announced the launch of its mobile app for iPhone and Android platforms. Bourns developed the mobile app to give customers easy, anytime access to the company's extensive library of useful technical documents and product selection materials. The broad range of features available on the new app include access to all Bourns data sheets and design tools as well videos and technical training modules. Search capabilities that offer the ability to do parametric, part number, keyword and competitor cross reference search are also included. Mobile product ordering is facilitated too, allowing customers to view availability and purchase options such as ordering parts from authorized distributors and ordering samples.25.03.2020 15:00:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_16.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2020/03/25/bourns-launches-mobile-app-for-iphone-and-androidbourns.com/news
Team from Finland Receives Innovation Award 2020 This year the jury has decided to give the SEMIKRO...8657Industry NewsTeam from Finland Receives Innovation Award 2020 This year the jury has decided to give the SEMIKRON Innovation Award to a research team from Aalto University in Espoo, Finland comprising Prof. Dr. Marko Hinkkanen, Dr. Seppo Saarakkala, Maksim Sokolov and Reza Hosseinzadeh for their joint work on an ´Bearingless Linear Motor Drive for Future Transportation Systems’. The research team from Aalto University has developed and experimentally tested a novel magnetically levitated linear propulsion system. The system is based on a four-sided arrangement of eight individually controlled three-phase flux-switching permanent magnet (FSPM) linear motors. After developing a real-time control algorithm for this system, a robust levitation in six degrees-of-freedom could be achieved, while using the same linear motors for producing the thrust force for the propulsion. The SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award 2020 goes to Johannes Büdel from Technische Hochschule Aschaffenburg, Germany for his work on a ´Dual Two-Level Inverter for Safe, Reliable and Highly Efficient Operation of Machines with Superconductive Stator Windings´ supervised by Prof. Dr. Johannes Teigelkötter. With zero electrical DC resistance and the high current densities, superconductors are suitable for electrical machine applications. In particular, superconducting motors are attractive for mobile traction drives for sea transport and aviation where high power levels of several MW per motor are required e.g. for large aircraft propulsion. Johannes Büdel has contributed to the development of a dual two-level inverter for safe, reliable and highly efficient operation of machines with superconductive stator windings. 25.03.2020 11:00:00Mar\images\news_2020-05-01_6.jpghttps://www.semikron.com/about-semikron/news-press/detail/semikron-foundation-and-ecpe-honour-a-team-from-finland-with-the-innovation-award-2020-while-this-years-young-engineer-award-goes-to-johannes-buedel.htmlsemikron.com/news-press
Global Distributor of the Year AwardTTI, Inc. has been awarded TE Connectivity's Globa...8628Industry NewsGlobal Distributor of the Year AwardTTI, Inc. has been awarded TE Connectivity's Global Distributor of the Year award for 2019. TTI senior leadership proudly accepted the award during the annual distributor awards ceremony celebrating the performance of TE Connectivity's top distribution partners. The award recognizes TTI's strong POS growth globally which significantly outpaced the company's overall business plan. This year marks the eighth time in eleven years TTI has received TE's highest honor as Global Broadline Distributor of the Year. Lew LaFornara, Vice President Product and Supplier Marketing, commented, "TTI is proud to be recognized by TE Connectivity as their 2019 Global Distributor of the Year. Congratulations go to the TTI Global team and thank you to the hundreds of TE people around the world who helped make this recognition possible." "TTI is a highly valued distribution partner to TE who continues to deliver strong sales and customer growth while providing extraordinary service to our mutual customers," said Karen Leggio, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Channel, at TE. "We applaud TTI's accomplishments and recognize their commitment to team alignment, breadth of inventory, strong planning and CONSISTENT execution in all economic climates."25.03.2020 06:22:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_8.jpghttps://www.ttiinc.com/content/ttiinc/en/about/press-releases/press-release-archive.htmlttiinc.com/press-releases
Managing Director of Messe Muenchen do BrasilMesse München has selected Rolf Pickert to become ...8632PeopleManaging Director of Messe Muenchen do BrasilMesse München has selected Rolf Pickert to become Managing Director of its Brazilian subsidiary, Messe Muenchen do Brasil Feiras Ltda, based in São Paulo. The new Managing Director has a broad range of management expertise, particularly in the construction machinery industry in the Brazilian market. "Rolf Pickert is the ideal person for our continued company and business growth in Brazil," said Klaus Dittrich, the Chairman and CEO of Messe München. "He has many years of international experience, especially in the automotive and construction machinery industries." Pickert was most recently the Managing Director of the German-Brazilian joint venture Brasbauer Equipamentos de Perfuração Ltda in São Paulo. Previously he worked as a manager for a number of different capital goods companies. The German-Brazilian national has an extensive amount of experience in business development at international companies. "I am really looking forward to the exciting opportunity of continuing Messe München's development in a really promising market," Rolf Pickert said. "The Brazilian market has tremendous potential for new topics."24.03.2020 10:44:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_12.jpghttps://messe-muenchen.de/en/press/press-information/press-releases/rolf-pickert-named-new-managing-director-of-messe-muenchen-do-brasil.phpmesse-muenchen.de/press
More Power for Industrial High-Frequency ApplicationsResearchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applie...8630Industry NewsMore Power for Industrial High-Frequency ApplicationsResearchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF have succeeded in significantly increasing the output power of their GaN based high frequency transistors for the frequency range from 1 - 2 GHz: They were able to double the operating voltage of the devices from 50 volts to 100 volts, thus achieving a power-added efficiency of 77.3 percent. This technology allows the development of highly efficient amplifiers with even higher power, as required for applications in the fields of plasma generation, industrial heating, communications and radar technologies. A 100 V gallium nitride power transistor with an output power of 600 W at a frequency of 1.0 GHz. The power density of transistors is one of the most important criteria for their use in high-power applications in the GHz range. It determines the size of amplifier modules and thus largely the system complexity – both of which are decisive for the manufacturing costs and the required use of resources. There are several ways to increase the power density of transistors. Researchers at Fraunhofer IAF have chosen the path of increasing the operating voltage: By scaling the transistor design vertically and laterally, they have succeeded, for the first time in Europe, in realizing high-frequency transistors suitable for applications at an operating voltage of 100 volts. These devices based on the semiconductor gallium nitride (GaN) are characterized by significantly increased power density at frequencies in the GHz range.24.03.2020 09:44:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_10.jpghttps://www.iaf.fraunhofer.de/en/media-library/press-releases/100-V-Technology.htmliaf.fraunhofer.de/press-releases
Power Consumption and Die Size of Power Management ICs ReducedTower Semiconductor announced the release of desig...8612Industry NewsPower Consumption and Die Size of Power Management ICs ReducedTower Semiconductor announced the release of design kits for a novel 0.18um high-performance power management technology which offers over 35% power efficiency improvement and/or equivalent amount of die-area directly contributing to the die’s price competitiveness. This offering enables scalable IC operation of up to 24 volts making it ideal for the world’s growing consumer, industrial, automotive, and computing markets. This complements the Company’s previously announced low-voltage, 65nm Power BCD process, as well as its high-voltage 140V Resurf bulk and 200V SOI technologies, providing customers with best-in-class performance across the entire range of 1.2V to 200V from a single foundry with the same design tools and design experience. The technology builds on six generations of the Company’s very successful existing high-performance 0.18um power management platforms and is largely backward compatible making it easy to port existing parts and designs to the more efficient novel process. “We are very excited to announce the release of design kits for this novel technology that provides our customers with breakthrough performance not available elsewhere,” said Shimon Greenberg, Vice President and General Manager of Power Management Business Unit, Tower Semiconductor. “We are committed to continue our investment in developing and providing best in class Power Management technology enabling our customers to bring to market advanced products and gain share in this large and growing segment of the semiconductor market”.23.03.2020 14:00:00Mar\images\news_tower-semi.jpghttps://towersemi.com/2020/03/23/03232020/towersemi.com
European Market Monitor on Energy Storage The European Association for Storage of Energy (EA...8613Industry NewsEuropean Market Monitor on Energy Storage The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) and Delta-EE launched the fourth edition of the European Market Monitor on Energy Storage (EMMES). The report demonstrates the European market grew by a total of 1GWh in 2019, a significant slow-down compared to 2018. Front-of-meter installations slowed dramatically in 2019, while residential behind-the-meter capacity was the fastest growing market segment. The EMMES also highlights that 2018 saw a particularly rapid increase in front-of-the-meter projects, partly driven by Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tenders, bringing significant levels of storage to market. This resulted in higher competition, lower prices and revenue streams partly explaining the slowdown in rate of growth in 2019. Patrick Clerens, EASE Secretary General said, “The message is clear: even if energy storage is a key enabler of the energy transition and clearly seen as a major tool to achieve the emissions targets linked to the Paris agreement, more support is needed. Customers, governments and the energy industry are keen to see the market develop and provide more value to the energy system. The “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package (CEP) is an important step in this process by creating, amongst other things, a clear definition for storage, which should allow energy storage to reach its full potential fast.” 23.03.2020 13:00:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-01_8.jpghttps://www.delta-ee.com/press-releasesdelta-ee.com/press-releases
Modules Have Successfully Passed Ul CertificationModules C1 manufactured by Proton-Electrotex have ...8623Industry NewsModules Have Successfully Passed Ul CertificationModules C1 manufactured by Proton-Electrotex have passed Underwriters Laboratories certification. It means that all product line of the thyristor and diode modules manufactured by Proton-Electrotex are now UL certified with full compliance to the international standard requirements. UL Certification allows a company to innovate its safety standards and align with industry-wide best practices. UL certification proves consumer safety, as well as the quality of products. Proton-Electrotex is constantly working on improvement of the quality and safety of the products to meet the needs of its customers as much as possible. UL certification confirms that the manufacturing processes, service and documentation procedures meet all the requirements for quality assurance and safety.23.03.2020 08:00:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-15_3.jpghttps://en.proton-electrotex.com/news/ul-certificationproton-electrotex.com/news
Controller for 5V USB-C Charging ApplicationsThe STUSB4500L from STMicroelectronics is a small-...8604Product ReleaseController for 5V USB-C Charging ApplicationsThe STUSB4500L from STMicroelectronics is a small-footprint addition to the Company’s USB-C controller IC family designed and certified for pure 5V sink-only applications. All mandatory features to use the USB-C connector as a 5V universal power plug are integrated, allowing designers to implement USB-C charging solutions quickly and easily without studying the standard or writing code. USB-C is rapidly becoming established as a replacement for Micro-B or Mini-B plugs, for both power and data connections, as it offers the advantages of reversible orientation and greater robustness — up to 10,000 connect/disconnect cycles. ST’s USB-C controller IC is a stand-alone, plug-and-play interface product, targeting low-voltage applications such as Bluetooth speakers, computer accessories, Wi-Fi access points, point-of-sale equipment, LED lighting, and USB dongles. It can also be used for powering equipment such as single-board computers and hardware development kits. The controller IC runs without additional code and requires no external support from the microcontroller, which eases adoption of the USB-C connector standard by saving time-consuming design work. The STUSB4500L is auto-powered via VBUS from the connected source and does not need to be supplied from a local battery or on-board power. Zero leakage current prevents draining the battery when not charging. Input over-voltage protection prevents low-voltage equipment being damaged if it is incorrectly connected, for example, to a 20V source from a USB PD AC adapter rather than the required 5V supply.19.03.2020 15:30:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-01_17.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4242.htmlnewsroom.st.com
Fan-Cooled PSU Offers a Maximum of 4000 WBel Power Solutions announced the expansion of the...8605Product ReleaseFan-Cooled PSU Offers a Maximum of 4000 WBel Power Solutions announced the expansion of their high power portfolio with the TXP4000 Series, a maximum 4000 W AC-DC power supply suitable for industrial, process and control, railway and machinery applications. The TXP4000 Series of AC-DC converters employs a PFC front-end stage and an isolated DC-DC stage to convert the 3-phase input voltage to a low DC output voltage in a broad array of industrial applications where high efficiency is a requirement, with emphasis on both reliability and long product life. The TXP4000 Series also include DSP technologies which enable monitoring of electrical parameters (including input voltage of all 3-phases) and allow control of the PSU from a system controller. RS485 / CAN bus communication is available to command, monitor and provide diagnostic information that can be used to interface with a system controller. TXP4000 Series power supplies feature a compact footprint (135 x 85 x 465 mm / 5.31 x 3.35 x 18.31 inches) and accommodate the worldwide 3-phase input voltage range of 350-528 Vrms at up to 63 Hz, with active current share system available. Units can be used in parallel (8 units) or serial configurations (4 units), generating a maximum output power of 32 kW. 19.03.2020 14:30:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-01_16.pnghttps://belfuse.com/news-detail/bel-power-solutions-announces-expansion-of-high-power-portfolio-with-txp4000-series-for-industrial-applicationsbelfuse.com/news
Joining the Responsible Business AllianceTDK Corporation announces that it has recently joi...8616Industry NewsJoining the Responsible Business AllianceTDK Corporation announces that it has recently joined the Responsible Business Alliance (headquartered in Virginia, U.S.A.; hereinafter “RBA”), the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains. As an Affiliate Member of the RBA, TDK fully supports the vision and mission of the RBA and continuously improve its own operations in accordance with the RBA Code of Conduct. TDK will also support and encourage its first-tier suppliers to do the same. The purpose of joining the RBA is to bolster efforts for the rights, health and safety of workers in the global TDK Group and its first-tier suppliers, as well as for the environment. We aim to fulfill our social responsibility and further enhance the credibility of the TDK Group by publicly pledging to practice the RBA Code of Conduct, the global standard, and making it the clear standard for the TDK Group. TDK will continue to put in practice its corporate motto, “Contribute to culture and industry through creativity,” and strengthen its CSR activities with its customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to advance the development of a sustainable society and champion well-being for all people through its innovative core technologies and solutions.19.03.2020 10:00:00Mar\images\news_tdk.jpghttps://www.tdk.com/corp/en/news_center/press/20200319_01.htmtdk.com/press
SiC Switching-Loss Optimized Half-Bridge Module Richardson RFPD announced the availability and ful...8609Product ReleaseSiC Switching-Loss Optimized Half-Bridge Module Richardson RFPD announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new silicon carbide module from Wolfspeed, a Cree Company. The CAB425M12XM3 is an addition to Wolfspeed’s XM3 power module platform, developed to maximize the benefits of SiC, while keeping the module and system design robust, simple and cost effective. With half the weight and volume of a standard 62 mm module, the XM3 power module maximizes power density while minimizing loop inductance and enabling simple power bussing. The XM3’s SiC-optimized packaging enables 175°C continuous junction operation, with a high-reliability silicon nitride (Si3N4) power substrate to ensure mechanical robustness under extreme conditions. The CAB425M12XM3 targets applications with maximum current requirements at high switching frequencies, focused on power density, including vehicle fast chargers, uninterruptable power supplies, motor and traction drives, and smart-grid or grid-tied distributed generation. An associated inverter reference design, the CRD250DA12E-XM3, is also available.19.03.2020 08:30:00Mar\images\news_2020-04-01_12.jpghttps://www.richardsonrfpd.com/Products/Product/CAB425M12XM3?utm_campaign=Wolfspeed-CAB425M12XM3&utm_source=PR&utm_medium=ProductLinkrichardsonrfpd.com/Products