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APEC 2021 Announces New Dates
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  • Event News
  • 2020-10-20

The Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and its sponsors, the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS} and the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) are pleased to announce that APEC 2021 will now be held from June 9-13, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ. The conference and exposition had previously been scheduled to take place in March. Additionally, the exposition will take place at the start of the conference rather than in the middle as it has been in years past. The location of APEC 2021 will remain, as originally planned, at the Phoenix Arizona Convention Center. The decision to change the dates of the conference and exposition was made after much consideration between sponsors, the city of Phoenix, and other stakeholders. By moving the global conference for power electronics professionals to June, the organizing committee believes that it will be in a better position to host a safer and more successful in-person event. The committee will continue to assess public health and safety matters in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and will make any further adjustments, if necessary, in a timely manner. With the change of dates, the organizing committee will also re-open the submission process for Technical Papers, Industry Session Presentations, and Professional Education Seminars. More details and timelines will follow in the coming weeks. Those who have already submitted to the conference will not need to re-submit, but may amend or update previously submitted digests.

embedded world 2021 Goes Digital
  • Event News
  • 2020-10-16

The embedded world Exhibition&Conference will take place next year as a completely digital event. Both the trade fair and accompanying conferences, the embedded world Conference and the electronic displays Conference, will be held as virtual formats under the name embedded world DIGITAL. Participants will have five days at their disposal from March 1-5, 2021. With this decision, NürnbergMesse is reacting to the ongoing conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the embedded community – while ensuring participants have planning security in good time. embedded world Exhibition&Conference is the global platform of the embedded community to exchange information and discover the latest trends, products and technologies. "Feedback from the embedded community has shown us that the desire to interact, network and communicate with other professionals and embedded experts remains strong, even throughout this challenging time. With the timely decision to host embedded world 2021 digitally, we are now creating the necessary planning security - for exhibitors and participants. The embedded world Exhibition&Conference DIGITAL at the beginning of March 2021 offers experts from all over the world the ideal opportunity for professional dialogue," says Benedikt Weyerer, Director Exhibition embedded world, NürnbergMesse.

Expanded Design Ecosystem
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-07

As electric motors proliferate across a growing range of system applications, developers need products and tools that ensure systems run as efficiently as possible while reducing board size, component count and energy consumption. Microchip Technology announced it has expanded its motor control offering with digital signal controllers (DSCs) and microcontrollers (MCUs) that are supported by design tools, development hardware, a torque-maximizing algorithm and a refrigerator compressor reference design. "New products like Microchip's dsPIC33C DSC devices with their high analog integration demonstrate our continued investment in simplifying motor control system design while reducing development and bill of materials costs in automotive, industrial, medical and consumer applications," said Joe Thomsen, vice president of Microchip's MCU16 business unit. "Our newly enhanced support ecosystem helps engineers get their designs done faster with the optimum combination of performance, efficiency and reliability." The dsPIC33CK64MC105 DSCs are available in six packages as small as 4 x 4 mm with pin counts from 28 to 48 and priced starting at $1.13 for 10,000 units with memory ranging from 32 KB to 64 KB of Flash with 8 KB of RAM.

Drivers Optimized to Drive Rad Hard GaN Transistors
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-06

EPC Space announced a family of Rad Hard enhancement mode GaN drivers and power stages. Rad Hard GaN drivers are optimized to drive Rad Hard GaN transistors in critical spaceborne systems. Rad Hard power stages integrate a high-speed gate drive circuit with power switches to provide a complete power stage in a tiny footprint for smaller, lower weight systems. The Drivers and Power Stages product line includes ultra-fast low-side eGaN drivers, ultra-fast dual low-side eGaN drivers, and half bridge drivers with integrated eGaN power switches. These devices are ideal for high speed DC-DC conversion, synchronous rectification, commercial satellite electrical power systems (EPS) and avionics, and multi-phase motor drives. As an example, thousands of these devices are currently flying in orbit as motor drivers for satellite reaction wheels. Beyond the performance improvement inherent from using GaN-based devices, these products offer superior radiation hardness under heavy ions (SEE) and gamma radiation (TID). EPC Space devices are manufactured in an AS9100D certified facility in the greater Boston area. "These devices provide engineers with a higher performance, modular solution with guaranteed electrical, thermal, and radiation performance," said Max Zafrani, Chief Technology Officer. "In addition to very high efficiencies and extremely low parts count, operation above 1 MHz enables smaller magnetics for smaller, lower weight designs and an extremely cost competitive solution"

Laser Test and Trim Systems Distribution in Europe
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-10-06

GS Electronic GmbH & Co. KG will represent PPI Systems throughout Europe distributing its RapiTrim Laser Resistor Trimming Systems. GS Electronics was founded in 1987 and is located in Fulda, Germany. The compay has established itself with a reputation of excellent sales and service of high quality products. It represents well known manufacturers with succesful installations at well known manufacturers of electric components, PV wafers and solar cells throughout Europe. PPI System Inc. is seeing tremendous growth in the laser resistor trimming market as they offer innovative systems which enable both quick-turn and volume production resistor trimming for advanced hybrid circuits and electronic components. GS Electronics will ensure that this rapid growth trend continues globally. PPI Systems Inc., located in Ottawa, Canada, is a leading supplier of laser material processing and test systems. The company provides a broad range of turn-key solutions to the interconnect and electronic component market for via drilling, circuit processing, resistor trimming, and high precision micro-machining.

DFIG Wind Converters Obtain Certification
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-05

Ingeteam's converters are tested and labelled to comply with and facilitate the full wind turbine certification process, whatever the site. As the amount of installed renewable power steadily increases around the world, the critical issue of grid stability has become increasingly complex. Grid codes are in constant evolution and the validation and certification process is an area of risk on the critical path of every development project. Ingeteam's high power DFIG wind converters have been specially developed to minimize this risk, making them the most grid friendly and cost competitive drive train topology for onshore applications. Ensuring the correct integration of the power converter with the electrical generator is key to maximize the performance of a wind turbine, especially in DFIG based topologies. Ingeteam's new high power wind converters have been tested in full-scale bench tests in combination with rated power DFIG generators to validate the whole system performance for HW [hardware] and SW [software] integration, and have successfully passed all the combined tests. Moreover, data from these full-scale tests are then correlated with existing data to obtain detailed system models, enabling Ingeteam's engineers to fine-tune performance. Using a converter cabinet-scale climatic chamber, Ingeteam carries out detailed validation campaigns to provide empirical assessment of all possible climate conditions including the most extreme high-low combinations of temperature and humidity. Condensation tests simulate the worst scenarios to provoke condensation and confirm that there is no risk to the converter even in such extreme cases. To reduce project risk and minimize the wind turbine cost of energy Ingeteam incorporates the latest international regulatory requirements at every stage of the process, from design through to production.

Global Distribution Deal Expands SiC Power Portfolio
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-10-05

Mouser Electronics announces a global distribution agreement with SemiQ, a partially employee-owned company that believes continued technological innovation of silicon carbide (SiC) products is the foundation for power electronics in energy industries of the future. SemiQ grows its own SiC epitaxial and is building the most reliable, redundant supply chain with multiple substrate suppliers, multiple epitaxial suppliers, two wafer fabrication facilities, and multiple packaging and testing facilities. Mouser now stocks a variety of SemiQ's SiC Schottky diode and MOSFET products, all of which operate with zero switching loss to greatly increase efficiency and reduce heat dissipation, which allows engineers to use smaller heatsinks. SemiQ SiC Schottky diode modules offer enhanced performance with robust SiC chipsets and minimized parasitic package elements. The rugged modules are ideal for applications such as power supplies for DC power equipment, rectifiers for induction heating, and welding equipment. SemiQ SiC MOSFET modules provide low on-state resistance at high temperatures plus excellent switching performance, simplifying thermal design in power electronic systems. The modules are ideal for applications in solar inverters, power supplies, motor drives, and charging stations. SiC Schottky discrete diodes are easy to parallel with fast, temperature-independent switching. The devices are designed for solar inverters, power supplies, motor drives, and charging stations applications.

DC-Link Capacitor Series
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-02

Housed in cylindrical aluminum cans, Jianghai's CBB 131 DL series of metallized polypropylene film dc-link capacitors offer a broad range of capacitance (44 ~ 7200 µF) and voltage (600 ~ 3600 V) ratings. Specified for operation at up to 85 °C, the self-healing capacitors provide both high ripple current capability and excellent reliability. This makes the capacitors an ideal choice for demanding industrial applications, e.g. high-power frequency converters, renewable energy inverters, motion control, elevators, and welding. The IEC 61071 and UL 810 compliant series boasts with a variety of top deck designs and terminal shapes to provide an optimum fit into each application. Customized designs are available on request.

Satish Dhanasekaran Appointed as Chief Operating Officer
  • People
  • 2020-10-01

Keysight Technologies announced that Satish Dhanasekaran has been appointed chief operating officer (COO). Dhanasekaran has been president of Keysight's largest business, the Communications Solutions Group, since 2017. In his role as COO, Dhanasekaran has responsibility for growing orders and increasing annual recurring revenue for the company. He oversees the functions that contribute to these objectives, including market and technology research; development of new technologies, products, and solutions; services; marketing; and sales. He will continue to report to Ron Nersesian, chairman and chief executive officer. The COO organization will bring together key functions of the company, taking a holistic and end-to-end approach to best serve Keysight's customers and deliver results. "Satish is a strategic and driven executive with a track record of enabling customer success and driving high performance," said Nersesian. "His background makes him uniquely qualified to lead the critical functions that make up the Keysight COO organization and drive further value creation for all of our stakeholders."

Superjunction High-Voltage MOSFET
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-01

For SMPS designs in industrial applications recent technology trends include the need for high efficiency and power density as well as increased bus voltages. This triggers the need for power devices with 650 V breakdown voltage. With its 650 V CoolMOS CFD7 product family Infineon Technologies AG meets these demands. The devices are best suited for resonant topologies in soft-switching applications like telecom, server, solar and off-board EV-charging. Extending the voltage range of the renowned CoolMOS CFD7 family the 650 V device succeeds the CoolMOS CFD2. The added 650 V products match LLC and zero-voltage-switching phase-shift full-bridge topologies in which they are delivering numerous advantages compared to previous generations. The additional 50 V breakdown voltage, an integrated fast body diode, and improved switching performance make the product family a perfect fit for contemporary designs. Very low reverse-recovery charge and excellent thermal behavior add to the benefits. The switching losses, as well as RDS(on) dependency over-temperature, are significantly reduced. The product family provides very good hard-commutation ruggedness. Thanks to the improved gate charge (Qg) and the fast switching performance, the 650 V CoolMOS CFD7 family increases efficiency over the whole load range. In the primarily targeted SMPS application, these MOSFETs provide outstanding light-load and improved full-load efficiency compared to the competition. Furthermore, the best-in-class RDS(on) enables customers to increase the power density level of SMPS at a competitive price.

Wolfram Harnack Appointed as Managing Director
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  • 2020-10-01

Wolfram Harnack is the new Managing Director of ROHM Semiconductor Europe GmbH. He reports directly to the President of the company Toshimitsu Suzuki. The position has been newly created and is of strategic importance for ROHM's growth within Europe. Previously Wolfram Harnack held the position of the President of the European Semiconductor Division at Mitsubishi Electric Europe. For Wolfram Harnack it is in fact a return to ROHM, as he joined ROHM as Sales Director in January 2008. Prior to that he worked for Toshiba Electronics Europe for 12 years. In 2015 Wolfram Harnack left ROHM and joined Mitsubishi, but now he decided to take on a new challenge: He returns with impressive success achieved under a different flag, to now set the course for ROHM´s future in Europe: "Together with Toshimitsu Suzuki, my mission is to further accelerate our growth in the Automotive and Industrial segment, particularly in the Power and Analog domain which is the Company Focus. I'm confident that I can contribute to the success of ROHM Europe with my experiences but more importantly, with my passion", explains Wolfram Harnack: "ROHM's target is to significantly grow sales outside of the Japanese domestic market. The European region will play an important role in accomplishing this objective. Being a technology leader in power semiconductors, I see great growth potential for ROHM in the automotive and industrial sectors."

Si Driver and GaN Power Transistors in One Package
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-30

STMicroelectronics has unveiled MasterGaN, a platform embedding a half-bridge driver based on silicon technology along with a pair of gallium-nitride (GaN) transistors. The combination will accelerate the creation of next-generation compact and efficient chargers and power adapters for consumer and industrial applications up to 400W. GaN technology enables these devices to handle more power even as they become smaller, more lightweight, and more energy efficient. These improvements will make a difference for smartphone ultra-fast chargers and wireless chargers, USB-PD compact adapters for PCs and gaming, as well as in industrial applications like solar-energy storage systems, uninterruptible power supplies, or high-end OLED TVs and server cloud. Today's GaN market is typically served by discrete power transistors and driver ICs that require designers to learn how to make them work together for best performance. ST's MasterGaN approach bypasses that challenge, resulting in faster time to market and assured performance, together with a smaller footprint, simplified assembly, and increased reliability with fewer components. With GaN technology and the advantages of ST's integrated products, chargers and adapters can cut 80% of the size and 70% of the weight of ordinary silicon-based solutions. "ST's market-unique MasterGaN platform builds on our proven expertise and power-design skills to combine high-voltage smart-power BCD process with GaN technology, to accelerate the creation of space-saving and power-efficient products that are kinder to the environment,"said Matteo Lo Presti, Executive VP and General Manager Analog Sub-Group, STMicroelectronics.

TIMs Seminar at Thermal LIVE
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  • Event News
  • 2020-09-29

Indium Corporation's Tim Jensen, Senior Product Manager for Engineered Solder Materials, will host a 45-minute Thermal LIVE webinar on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Eastern/7:00 a.m. Pacific/3 p.m. British Time. Thermal system design is a critical aspect in both high-performance and quantum computing applications. Part of that system is the thermal interface material (TIM). In "Novel TIMs to Enable Advanced Thermal System Design for High-Performance and Quantum Computing Applications", Jensen will begin with an overview of the thermal demands in these applications. He will then focus on unique TIM technologies that can help enable or enhance active and passive cooling designs to ensure maximum performance. Since the use of metal-based TIMs is proving to be increasingly critical for success, several attributes of various metal TIMs will be reviewed to show how they can ensure the best performance in these applications. Jensen has more than 20 years of experience working with customers troubleshooting and optimizing SMT process lines and solving defects, such as head-in-pillow, graping, and QFN voiding. Jensen has worked directly on hundreds of surface mount lines and developed a number of different products. Using that direct knowledge and expertise, he works closely with Indium Corporation's technical service, sales, and research and development teams to develop cutting-edge products that address the unique challenges faced by the electronics assembly industry. As a senior product manager, Jensen is responsible for Indium Corporation's most diverse product group, which includes solder preforms, wire, ribbon and foil, as well as thermal interface materials. He has authored many process and technical guidelines and has presented at numerous industry forums and conferences. In addition to his responsibilities at Indium Corporation, Jensen also serves on the SMTA's Board of Directors. In this role, he is part of the Strategic Development Committee where he leads the effort on international expansion. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and his master's in business administration from Syracuse University.

Common Mode Filter with ESD Protection
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-29

Nexperia has announced its PCMFxHDMI2BA-C, a combined, highly efficient, common mode filter and ESD protection device with the widest 10 GHz differential bandwidth. It is suitable for the latest HDMI 2.1 standard up to 12G FRL, where eye-diagram tests were passed even with "worst cable model". Stefan Seider, Nexperia's product manager for high-speed protection and filtering commented: "HDMI 2.1 enables displays with higher resolution and better colours. However, this demands greater protection against interference, especially in compact wireless applications. The performance and miniature size of these 2 in 1 combination-devices makes them highly suitable for 'tv stick' type plug-in designs." This highly integrated PCMFxHDMI2BA-C device provides excellent common mode attenuation at HDMI fundamentals: -19.4 dB @ 3 GHz and -16 dB @ 6 GHz. ESD performance is also good with devices offering a clamping voltage of 7.4 V at 16 A transmission line pulse (5 V at 8 A). TDR impedance dip is < 10 Ohms for 200 ps rise time. The inductance of the coil-pair offers a further significant reduction of ESD peak voltages while having a low inductance for differential signals. Lastly, the parts can protect and filter one, two or three differential line pairs, while footprint-compatible ESD protection devices without filter are available as well.

Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GM
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-29

AVX Corporation received a 2019 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors (GM). The award recognizes AVX Electronics Tianjin Co. Ltd. for providing outstanding quality performance throughout calendar year 2019, as evidenced by having consistently met or exceeded an extremely stringent set of quality performance criteria and achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization, whose mission is to design, build, and sell the world's best vehicles with the highest levels of quality and safety on the road. GM's ability to achieve that mission depends on providing its assembly plants with high-quality, defect-free electronic components, but only a fraction of its suppliers have proven to consistently deliver peak performance - such as zero defects in shipped products and 100% on-time delivery - day in and day out for 365 consecutive days. In 2019, AVX's manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China, which supplies GM with AEC-Q200-qualified TransGuardTM Automotive Series multilayer varistors (MLVs), once again proved to be amongst its top-performing supplier partners. It was also recognized for top-quality performance in 2016 for calendar year 2015. "We know that maintaining a focus on the details to deliver a defect-free product to our assembly plants consistently is not an easy task," said Rick Demuynck, Executive Director of Supplier Quality & Development, who, along with Chris Mailoux, Director Chassis & Thermal, GM, virtually presented this year's digital awards. "The suppliers that earned this prestigious recognition are a critical part of the team who helps ensure that our customers are delighted with their product purchase, and we thank them for that."

Series of Transient Voltage Suppressor
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-29

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced the AOZ8S212UD4, AOZ8S321UD4, and AOZ8S306BD4, a series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) for high-speed line protection using the best-in-class low capacitance TVS platform. The products are ideal for Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection for laptops, televisions, and other electronic devices. The low capacitance TVS series is optimized for high-speed line protection including but not limited to USB, Thunderbolt, HDMI, and PCI Express, avoiding the transmission error by minimizing the capacitance effect. The new series of products housed in a DFN2.5mm x 1.0mm and DFN2x1mm leadless Surface-Mounted Device (SMD) and its flow-through feature is ideally suited to the route design of differential pairs on printed circuit board. "As the leading vendor in ESD protection solutions in high-speed interfaces, our newly released TVS platform provides a much better Figure of Merit (FOM) on the clamping voltage times capacitance. AOS is confident the new TVS products will contribute to reducing the ESD failure rate in our partners' and customers' electronic products," said Michael K. S. Ng, Sr. Marketing Manager of the TVS product line at AOS.

Power Electronics and Motor Drive Simulation
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-29

SIMBA is a lightweight but powerful Power Electronics simulation environment. The devolpers ambition is to create a platform simple enough for students and lobbyists but sufficiently fast and powerful for most complicated use cases. SIMBA includes a new generation of simulation engine called Predictive Time-Step solver. It automatically finds and uses the optimal time step to simulate all time constants and events of a converter without compromising the accuracy. An independent Python module is also available for advanced tasks and post-processing. The SIMBA Python Library contains hundreds of functions providing direct access to SIMBA such as creating a circuit, modifying parameters, running a simulation, and retrieving results. Feel free to give it a try, install it and play around.

 Compact Inductors Use Flat-Wire Technology
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-25

Sumida continues the expansion of its AEC-Q200 qualified SMD inductors with the introduction of the CDEP13D**/T150 line. Consisting of ten standard types and ten high-power types, the devices offer a combination of four key benefits, when compared to many other inductors. These are high temperature, high current, high-insulation voltage, and magnetic shielding. Inductance values range from 0.8 to 22 µH, with saturation current of up to 32 amps. Measuring 13.5 x 13.5 x 10 mm, the new products are an outgrowth of the CDEP15D**/T150 line, which measures 2mm larger and offers saturation current of up to 50.4 µH. For durability, core and windings can withstand a voltage of up to 120 Vdc. Full operating temperature range is -40 °C to 150 °C (including coil's self-temperature rise) and both product families are qualified to the Automotive AEC-Q200 reliability test requirements. The 150 °C temperature satisfies most under-hood automotive application requirements, while the Mn-Zn (Manganese-Zinc) ferrite core has high-magnetic permeability and low power losses at the higher switching frequencies now found in automotive power circuits. High-frequency performance is further enhanced by the application of flat coil windings, which counteract "skin-effect," and lower DC resistance. Flat-coil windings are also much more space-efficient than round-wire coils, helping to significantly reduce device size.

Certificate Achieved Thanks to SiC MOSFETS's
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-24

Introduced in 2004, the measurement standards defined by the North American 80 PLUS initiative can be used to evaluate and certify the efficiency of switched-mode power supplies (SMPS). A certificate is granted if the SMPS achieves at least 80 percent at defined load conditions. Solutions bearing the 80 PLUS certificate thus help in reducing the power demand of digitalization. To meet the requirements for the highest efficiency 80 PLUS Titanium certification, a 94 percent efficiency at a load of 50 percent is required for 115 V input voltage and 96 percent for 230 V, respectively. Lite-on Technology Corporation has achieved this target with the CoolSiC MOSFETs 650 V from Infineon Technologies. Lite-on management is convinced that silicon carbide has become mainstream for applications like solar inverters. Partnering with Infineon, it is their goal to show that it is also relevant for the power supply market for servers. As a perfect fit for this application, CoolSiC technology proves its sweet spots in performance and cost at a system level. Lite-on is very keen on introducing the silicon carbide-based SMPS to the market, which exceeds the requirement of 96 percent efficiency for the Titanium certification.

Investment to Redevelop Manufacturing Facility
  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-24

TDK Corporation announces an £11.5m investment package to redevelop its TDK-Lambda manufacturing facility in Ilfracombe, UK. The investment, which will be staged over the next three and a half years, will enable the company to increase production capacity by 50%. The original factory was built over 50 years ago with further expansion in the mid-1980s. While the company has invested heavily in new equipment and building upgrades over these years, including the addition of a £1 million EMC Centre in 2019, it is now time to redevelop the site. The redevelopment will increase manufacturing space, expand the R&D facilities, and radically overhaul and automate the end-to-end material flow. According to market research company Omdia, the global power supply market is forecast to reach almost $26bn in 2024, driven by the rapidly expanding digitalisation of economies, increasing healthcare demands and renewable energy trends. Also, noting customers' heightened awareness of the need for trusted, dependable suppliers due to recent events - such as the USA/China tariffs and COVID-19 pandemic - the planned expansion will provide further supply chain robustness within the TDK-Lambda manufacturing network, especially for the European market.

Integrated Zero Cross Detection ICs
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-23

ROHM announces the availability of BM1ZxxxFJ, integrated zero cross detection IC series, optimized for home appliances such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and air conditioners. The rising demand for smart appliances and IoT applications has added communication functionality (i.e. Wi-Fi) to home appliances. As it is necessary for such devices to always be ON to maintain communication, manufacturers are required to reduce standby power consumption even more to around 0.5W. Many appliances require a zero cross detection circuit for detecting the 0V point (zero cross point) of the AC waveform in order to provide efficient control of both motors and MCUs. However, in terms of power consumption, conventional zero cross detection circuits utilize a photocoupler that accounts for nearly half of the standby power of the entire system. The BM1ZxxxFJ series reduces standby power consumption of the zero cross circuit to just 0.01W while continuously powering the system. What's more, the error in delay time (which varies depending on the AC voltage) that exists with conventional photocoupler-equipped zero cross detection circuits is limited to ±50µs or less. This allows for the efficient drive of motors – even with the different AC supply voltages used in various countries and regions – as well as MCUs (which is difficult to achieve using conventional zero cross detection circuits). At the same time, eliminating the need for a photocoupler contributes to greater application reliability by reducing risks related to age-based degradation.

Sensor and Measurement Science International 2021
  • Event News
  • 2020-09-23

The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement is opening its Call for Papers to the international conference: Sensor and Measurement Science International (SMSI) 2021. The convention is to take place in the coming year as a hybrid conference parallel to the SENSOR+TEST 2021 trade fair from 3 to 6 May 2021 in Nuremberg. The new final submission date for lectures and poster presentations ends on 30 November 2020. In 2021, the new conference will replace the previous AMA Conferences. The major topics, sensor technology and instrumentation will be complemented in the new format by measuring technology and metrology. The SMSI 2021 links national and international representatives from research, science, and industry. The conference pillar sensors deals primarily with sensor principles, materials, technology, and applications, and integrates the satellite conference IRS² 2021, the conference pillar measuring technology with measuring principles as well as advanced methods, networked systems, and novel AI approaches to measuring. The area of metrology deals with traceability, advanced calibration, and testing methods as well as new regulations and standards in measuring technology. The parallel SENSOR+TEST 2021 trade fair, as an information platform for sensor, measuring, and testing technology, expands the innovation dialog for the conference participants beyond the SMSI 2021. Interested parties are invited to submit a brief description of their lecture or poster presentation in English no later than 30 November 2020.

Online Service for IC Reference Designs
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-23

Würth Elektronik has been working for years with top semiconductor companies, such as Analog Devices, Infineon Technologies, and Texas Instruments to develop reference designs to help customers accelerate their projects. Würth Elektronik offers access to this online library of more than 10,000 reference designs to support product development. Within just a few clicks, engineers can find Würth Elektronik components recommended by the IC house to facilitate the fast and reliable development of their product. With its advanced, user-friendly interface, users can directly order unlimited free samples of over 25,000 Würth Elektronik parts associated with a reference design. The IC reference design catalog allows for the search by IC manufacturer or specific IC number. Extensive filtering functions and parameter selection enable engineers to find the perfect solution for their needs based on their design topologies such as buck, boost, sepic, as well as operating parameters such as input voltage, switching frequency, output voltage, or output current. Würth Elektronik's reference design catalog is available at: www.we-online.com/icref. Würth Elektronik also provides design resources with application notes and technical webinars in collaboration with its IC partners to further support its customers.

POL Converters Covering Most Standard Bus and Battery Voltages
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  • 2020-09-22

RS Components (RS) has added the TRACO Power TSR-WI Series of non-isolated POL (point of load) DC/DC converters to its product portfolio. TSR-WI devices offer high efficiencies of up to 94%, along with low standby current and excellent line/load regulation. The TSR-WI Series comprises two families of single-output switching regulator - known as TSR-0.6WI and TSR-1WI, with 0.6A and 1A maximum output current ratings, respectively - and output voltage options of 3.3V, 5V, 6.5V, 9V, 12V, 15V and 24V. Each family offers input voltage ranges of up to 9–72VDC - an ultra-wide ratio of 8:1- easily covering the majority of standard bus and battery voltages that electronics designers may need to deal with together in distributed power systems. Allowing designers to standardise on one type of converter in different situations can effectively reduce the bill of materials (BOM) for many applications. Housed in industry standard SIP-3 packages, TSR-WI devices are pin compatible with commonly used LMxx linear regulators and can function as more energy efficient drop-in replacements for these devices. Standard features of the TSR-WI Series include protections against short circuit, over-voltage and over-temperature. The high efficiency of the devices allows a wide operating temperature range, from –40° to +80°C (TSR-1WI) or +85°C (TSR0.6WI) without the need for heat sinking. TRACO TSR-WI Series DC/DC converters are supported by a three-year manufacturer's warranty and are available now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

20-Year Partnership
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-22

In 2020, Würth Elektronik is honored to celebrate its 20-year partnership with Future Electronics. The longevity of this relationship has proven that it's been strong even in the soft economic electronic component markets. "Our positive partnership with Future Electronics is unlike any other. For us, their attention to detail has been imperative to our business together. Their commitment to our brand has been crucial for our success together throughout the years. We look forward to many more years of strong partnership," says Joe Haukos, Distribution Manager for the Americas for Würth Elektronik. With the help of Future Electronics' strategic partnership, Wurth Elektronik has experienced consistently positive growth in electronic component sales. Future Electronics has also been a sponsor of the Würth Elektronik WE Day Technical Table Top and Seminar events in Mexico. Throughout the last 20 years, the Wurth Elektronik direct sales force has partnered with the Future Electronics field sales to assist customers in their projects from beginning to end. This partnership allows customers to experience exceptional support from conception, through the design cycle, and into production.

100 V eGaN FET Family
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-22

EPC advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of EPC2218 and EPC2204 100 V eGaN FETs. The applications for these leading-edge devices include synchronous rectification, class-D audio, infotainment systems, DC-DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and lidar for autonomous cars, robotics, and drones. The EPC2218 (3.2 m?, 231 Apulsed) and the EPC2204 (6 m?, 125 Apulsed) have nearly 20% lower RDS(on), as well as increased DC ratings compared with prior generation eGaN FET products. The performance advantage over a benchmark silicon device is even higher. The EPC2204 has 25% lower on-resistance, yet is three times smaller in size.  Gate charge (QG) is less than half that of the silicon MOSFET benchmark, and like all eGaN FETs, there is no reverse recovery charge (QRR), enabling lower distortion class-D audio amplifiers, as well as more efficient synchronous rectifiers and motor drives. Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO commented, "With the clear superiority of these new 100 V eGaN FETs, one might expect them to be priced at a premium. However, EPC has priced these state-of-the-art 100 V transistors comparable with their aging ancestor, the silicon power MOSFET. Designers can take advantage of devices that are higher performance, smaller, more thermally efficient, and at a comparable cost. The displacement of the power MOSFET with GaN devices continues to accelerate."

Franchise Agreement Announced
  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-22

Flex Power Modules announces a franchise agreement with Richardson RFPD to strengthen the supply and sales support services its board-mounted DC/DC conversion products for the telecom, data processing, industrial and railway markets. The strategic partnership – a complementary addition to existing sales partner channels – will increase Flex Power Modules' presence across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Richardson RFPD is a specialized electronic component distributor providing design engineers with deep technical competence and localized global design support. The company has particular expertise in RF, wireless, and IoT applications, and will help to boost awareness of our growing power product portfolio targeting the industrial sector. "This is a very exciting addition to our channel partner network in EMEA that we believe will be complementary, dynamic and result in new design-in opportunities," said Frederic Martin, head of sales in EMEA for Flex Power Modules. "Richardson RFPD's technical sales team will provide comprehensive support to our customers, from prototype to production."

Advanced Interfaces for HV Power Supplies
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-22

Dean Technology announced the availability of advanced interface options on the UMR-AA and UMR-A series of high voltage power supplies. Using additional pins, the advanced interface options provide for enhanced adjustment and monitoring features consistent with industry standards and known customer needs. The V05 and V10 options are available with +5VDC and +10VDC reference, control and monitoring respectively. The advance interface options allow both the power supply output voltage and current to be monitored and adjusted with the same scaling and include a +5VDC or +10VDC reference voltage. Signals are from 0 to +5VDC (V05) and 0 to +10VDC (V10) for all models and polarities of both the UMR-AA and UMR-A series. Output monitoring signals are fully buffered with high input impedance to ensure consistent accuracy regardless of load conditions. The low impedance outputs provided by these options also have a programming accuracy that makes them ideal for integration into any variety of systems including those with digital and PLC control. "DTI is filling out our standard power supply offerings exceptionally quickly," said Scott Wilson, Power Supply Product Manager for Dean Technology. "The V05 and V10 options are important additions, and provide the substructure needed for many of the products to come. I am very excited to have all of this available for our customers at unbeatable pricing."

Tony Harris Appointed as Board Member
  • People
  • 2020-09-22

CUI Devices announced the appointment of Tony Harris as its newest board member. As a highly regarded thought leader, CEO coach, senior executive mentor, and author, Tony brings a wealth of experience in global B2B marketing, eCommerce, corporate communications, and more, thanks to his work with respected brands across a range of industries. During his time at Digi-Key Electronics, including as Chief Marketing Officer, Tony Harris was instrumental in transforming Digi-Key's marketing and online presence with an impressive selection of engineering resources, and was a key contributor to the company's growth during his tenure from 2006 to 2015. Since then, as the Founder and CEO of THINC B2B, Tony works alongside executive teams from around the world to achieve measurable and sustained long-term growth in the digital economy. "I am incredibly honored to be joining CUI Devices as they continue on this unique and exciting journey since spinning off from CUI Inc," commented Tony Harris. "Having developed strong relationships with the executive team from my time at Digi-Key, I truly believe in the company's customer-focused mission and have been a brand advocate of theirs for many years. I look forward to being more closely involved in CUI Devices' global growth moving forward."

Dual Choke Filter Inductor Series
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-22

Bourns introduced the Model DR334A Line Filter Series. These current-compensated dual choke filter inductors feature higher current capability than typical standard signal line common mode chokes, as well as high stray inductance and differential mode noise rejection. These capabilities make the Model DR334A series ideal line filter solutions for consumer, industrial and other market power line applications, or in applications where power is transferred over signal lines. The Model DR334A series is available in a bifilar-wound configuration to reach higher common mode impedance, and a sector-wound configuration to reach higher differential mode impedance at high frequencies. Offered in a compact, low profile (height 3.6 mm) size and in a broad range of inductance ratings from 11 µH up to 4700 µH, Model DR334A line filters allow designers to set the filter curve best suited to their application. The Model DR334A series is AEC-Q200 compliant with an extended operating temperature range of –40 to +135 °C and has a rated voltage up to 80 VDC. In addition, the closed and ferrite toroid core construction of Bourns' latest line filter series delivers a more efficient and robust mechanical design. The Bourns Model DR334A Line Filter Series is available now, is RoHS compliant and halogen free.

Disruptive Transistor Technology
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-22

Bizen has been verified by physical wafer results and calibration to deliver the same voltage levels, switching speeds and power handling performance of wide bandgap devices, claims developers Search For The Next (SFN). The first devices to use Bizen are members of the QJT (Quantum Junction Transistor) family which will include three parts rated at 1200V/75A, 900V/75A and 650V/32A, available in the industry-standard TO247 or TO263 power MOSFET packages. Of extreme significance is that these devices can be made using standard silicon substrates on conventional, larger-geometry silicon processing lines. Explains David Summerland, CEO and founder of Nottingham-based Search For The Next (SFN) which invented the Bizen technology: "To get this level of performance from traditional silicon-based MOSFETs, the device size must be much bigger. 1200V/75A in a TO247 housing can be achieved using wide bandgap materials like silicon carbide, but this approach has other well-known issues. SiC, for example, takes much longer to process and has a significant manufacturing carbon footprint. Also, regardless of the roadmaps, SiC does not scale like silicon, and the economic argument that SiC can match silicon does not take into account the advances made possible by Bizen. By contrast, the data we have obtained from physical wafer tests proves that by using Bizen on silicon substrates, our QJTs deliver the same performance as SiC or GaN. Yet the production equipment required to make a QJT is exactly the same as for a standard silicon MOSFET, and the Bizen process adds no extra manufacturing complexity."

International Workshop on Integrated Power Packaging
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  • Event News
  • 2020-09-22

IWIPP 2021, a PSMA and IEEE sponsored workshop, will be held April 28th-30th, 2021, on the beautiful campus of Aalborg University, in Aalborg, Denmark. IWIPP is a growing and successful power technology workshop with excellent speakers and networking opportunities. Under the leadership of General Chairman Dr. Francesco Iannuzzo, Professor, Aalborg University, the International Workshop on Integrated Power Packaging (IWIPP) brings together industry, academic and government researchers in the field of power electronics components, electrical insulating materials, and packaging technologies to facilitate and promote the development and commercialization of high-density and high-efficiency power converters. Invited presentations and contributed papers will address a range of topics, including power module design, magnetic and dielectric materials technology, component performance, and application-level impacts of packaging technology. Presenters will address important challenges and present solutions to increase reliability and manufacturability while targeting improved performance with reduced size and system cost. Packaging and related technologies are the key to creating high-density power sources. Attendance at this important workshop can keep you and your colleagues on the cutting edge. If you have technology advancements or research accomplishments to present to the community, Technical Chairman Nick Baker, Assistant Professor, Aalborg University, invites you to submit a digest for review by the technical committee. The call for papers is available at http://iwipp.org/conference/call-for-papers/. The submission portal of the website http://iwipp.org/conference/abstract-submission-page/ is now open and accepting submissions.

Bandwidth Upgrades for Selected Oscilloscopes
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-17

Rohde & Schwarz announces a promotion for its oscilloscope portfolio: When purchasing a four-channel model of the R&S RTO2000 or R&S RTP oscilloscope, customers can now upgrade to the next bandwidth level for no additional charge, saving up to 20.000 EUR. Sufficient measurement bandwidth is essential for developing state-of-the-art electronics, particularly driven by the quest towards ever-faster communication devices. Therefore, upgrading to a higher bandwidth today will turn out as a future-proof investment for the challenges of tomorrow. Taehoon Kim, vice president product division oscilloscopes at Rohde & Schwarz, comments: "We know that having enough bandwidth is crucial for every oscilloscope application. By giving our customers additional bandwidth with their new oscilloscope, we want to support their innovative strengths for current and future projects." The "Boost your bandwidth" offer is available worldwide from Rohde & Schwarz until December 31, 2020.

Power Supplies for Server, Storage and Network
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-17

Bel Power Solutions announced the TET2200 Series, 2200 W power supplies that bring Titanium level efficiency to servers, storage and networking equipment. With AC-DC power-factor-corrected (PFC) and high voltage DC-input variants, TET2200 Series power supplies provide a main output of 12 VDC for powering intermediate bus architectures (IBA). Measuring just 86.3 x 39.3 x 196.5 mm (3.4 x 1.5 x 7.7 inches), the TET2200 Series provides a high efficiency and feature-rich power source for servers running web and email applications, databases, games or providing storage, as well as for file servers, routers and network switches. This high-performance computing equipment is being used in the rollout of applications and services such as edge computing, blockchain processing, real-time communications, cloud services and virtualized applications in new and upgraded datacenters. Both the normal airflow (TET2200-12-086NA) and reverse airflow (TET2200-12-086RA) models are hot-pluggable and feature parallel operation with active current sharing or analog bus and full digital controls for improved performance. The TET2200 Series delivers a power density of 53 W/in3 and meets 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. Both models incorporate resonant-soft-switching technology and interleaved power trains to reduce component stresses, providing increased system reliability and very high efficiency. These power supplies also provide an always-on +12 V 42 W standby output and I2C communication is up to 400 kHz. Innovations incorporated into the TET2200 Series are currently pending patents. The TET2200 Series meets international safety standards and displays the CE-Mark for the European Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

Agreement Includes Lineup of Power Semiconductor Devices
  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-17

Richardson RFPD announced that it has entered into a global franchise agreement with Hitachi ABB ABB Power Grids, Semiconductors. Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a leading supplier of power semiconductors with production facilities in Lenzburg, Switzerland, and Prague, Czech Republic. The company offers a wide variety of high-power semiconductors using conventional and future-oriented technologies for the traction, industrial and energy transmission market segments. Hitachi ABB Power Grids' power semiconductor business product portfolio includes GTOs, IGBTs, IGCTs, SiC modules, thyristors and diodes in the power range of 150–12000 A and 200–8500 V. The global agreement includes Hitachi ABB Power Grids' complete lineup of power semiconductor devices. "The addition of Hitachi ABB Power Grids' product portfolio enables Richardson RFPD to service additional high-power applications for energy transmission, traction and industrial applications," said Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., Richardson RFPD's president. "We appreciate Hitachi ABB Power Grids recognizing our global reach with local technical support to initiate new design opportunities." "Including Richardson RFPD as a channel partner increases our local presence in additional countries around the world," said Rainer Käsmaier, Hitachi ABB Power Grids' managing director semiconductors. "Their strong knowledge of power semiconductors and the markets we serve offered a natural fit to assist in expanding the visibility of our products and capabilities."

Industry's Reliability Requirements Surpassed
  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-16

Are GaN (gallium nitride) power transistors proven and reliable? GaN Systems released a whitepaper showing that GaN is reliable, with GaN Systems devices surpassing the criteria of both JEDEC and AEC-Q101 test specifications. The whitepaper, "Qualification and Reliability of GaN Power Semiconductors: A Collaborative Approach with Partners and Customers," provides an overview of an enhanced qualification strategy and processes that GaN Systems and its customers developed. Results based on the application of these new test methods on GaN Systems devices are also demonstrated in the paper. Current qualification guidelines and standards for GaN power transistors are applied with silicon transistors as the foundation, which already have several decades of use and reliability data behind it. GaN and other wideband gap transistors are different in material and construction. Hence, qualification requires a closer look at how and which testing guidelines apply. Renewed reliability testing methods are especially important as the mission profiles that model electronic system lifetimes are everchanging. GaN Systems and its partners from the global automotive, industrial, and HiRel industries have taken the lifetime and reliability challenge on to create an approach that draws considerations from JEDEC and AEC-Q and an understanding of industry challenges in qualification testing.

Power Supply-on-Chip (PwrSoC) Corridor Webinar Series
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  • Event News
  • 2020-09-15

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are sponsoring a webinar series during the first two weeks of November 2020. The webinar series is a corridor event made possible by the financial support of PSMA bridging the 2018 PwrSoC workshop and the 2021 PwrSoC Workshop rescheduled due to the COVID19 impact on the ability of attendees to travel to and attend a live event. The 2021 PwrSoC Workshop will be held October 24 through October 27, at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia PA. The (PwrSoC) webinar series will consist of three 2-hour Webinar sessions. Each session will address technology developments since the 2018 workshop and may well be ready for commercialization by the 2021 workshop. Each session will address a different set of applications and technology advances. The sessions will be on Thursday November 5, Tuesday November 10 and Thursday November 12. Each session will begin at 9:00 AM CST (GMT -6).  There will be three presentations per session. Each presentation will be approximately twenty-five minutes in length. There will be a panel question and answer session for the technical presentations at the end of each webinar event. Each webinar session will remain open until the presenters answer all the questions submitted. More information including the agendas of the webinar events are available on the PwrSoC website.

GaN-Powered LED Drivers
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-15

Power Integrations announced a member of the LYTSwitch-6 family of safety-isolated LED drivers for smart lighting applications – the LYT6078C. This LYTSwitch-6IC uses Power Integrations' PowiGaN gallium nitride (GaN) technology to deliver efficiency and performance benefits, demonstrated by the new design example report (DER-920) the company also announced. The PowiGaN-based LYT6078C IC incorporates a 750 V power switch and delivers flicker-free output up to 90 W with other members of the family providing up to 110 W. Including both the PFC stage and the LYTSwitch-6 LED driver, system efficiency exceeds 90%. Housed in the miniature InSOP-24 surface-mount package, LYTSwitch-6 ICs are protected by an advanced thermal fold-back system, which reduces output power to limit device temperature during abnormal conditions, while still providing light output. LYTSwitch-6 ICs also incorporate Power Integrations' FluxLink communication technology, which allows secondary-side control without the need for an optocoupler, and provides better than ±3% CV and CC regulation across line, load, temperature, and manufacturing. All LYTSwitch-6 ICs exhibit fast transient response and easily support pulse-width-modulation (PWM) dimming.

Automotive ESD Protection
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-15

Nexperia has introduced four TrEOS ESD protection devices that are AEC-Q101- qualified for automotive use and high temperature capable up to 175°C. In common with all TrEOS components, the new parts combine extremely low capacitance ensuring high signal integrity, extremely low clamping and high robustness for modern automotive interfaces. Specific automotive applications include infotainment, multimedia and ADAS systems featuring USB 3.2, HDMI, LVDS, SerDes and SD-card interfaces. Nexperia's TrEOS ESD protection technology uses active silicon-controlled rectification to overcome the traditional protection trade-off challenge. Capacitance is kept down to 0.5 pF, clamping voltage is just 3 V and devices can withstand surge and ESD pulses up to 10 A 8/20 µs. This industry-leading performance in all areas is delivered in the extensively-proven SOT23 package. Lukas Droemer, Nexperia product manager commented: "Our TrEOS technology has set the industry benchmark for mobile and computing ESD protection since its launch in 2015. Now, as there is a demand for more and more connectivity in vehicles, Nexperia is continuing to qualify its TrEOS ESD protection portfolio for the automotive sector. With these new parts, automotive design engineers can empower their new systems with the efficiency of TrEOS ESD protection while improving system-level robustness." The first four PESD2USBx-T series AEC-Q101-qualified TrEOS ESD protection devices are in mass production now. 

Global Distribution Agreement
  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-15

Vicor Corporation announced the expansion of its Europe, Middle East and Africa relationship with Arrow Electronics to a global distribution agreement. "We are looking forward to working closely with Arrow to offer highly differentiated modular power solutions to their extensive customer base," said Rich Begen, vice president of Vicor global distribution and channel strategy. "This agreement comes at a time when many of our customers are asking for smaller and more efficient solutions for their power-delivery networks that are changing to meet ever-increasing system power demands," said David West, senior vice president of global marketing and engineering at Arrow.

Full-SiC Power Modules for Industrial Use
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-15

Mitsubishi Electric announced its coming launch of second-generation full-SiC (silicon carbide) power modules featuring a newly developed SiC chip for industrial use. The low power loss characteristics and high carrier frequency operation of the SiC-MOSFET (metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor) and SiC-SBD (schottky barrier diode) chips in the modules are expected to facilitate the development of more efficient, smaller and lighter weight power equipment in various industrial fields.

Sweden's Hottest Tech Startups
  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-10

SweGaN AB announced the company has been named for the 2nd year in a row to the prestigious Ny Teknik (New Technology) "33 List" of Sweden's most promising and innovative young companies. This year's contenders included 270 companies. With headquarters based in the heart of Linköping Sweden's renowned technology hub, SweGaN manufactures unique GaN-on-SiC wafers called QuanFINE using a novel patented growth technology. The wafers are sold to leading manufacturers of components and devices for satellite communication, telecom, and defense applications, as well as world-leading manufacturers of power electronics used in electric vehicles, solar inverters and more. Earlier this year, the Swedish tech start-up reported exceptional results for 2019 with 300% year-on-year growth from 2018, with a doubling of commercial orders and collaboration in multiple prestigious EU projects. And now, SweGaN is awarded a place on the very prestigious "33-list" for the second year running. - "We are extremely excited to be named to NY Teknik's 33 List again this year," says Olof Kordina, CEO of SweGaN. - "Our customer base includes nearly all major players in the world. SweGaN's epiwafers are used by foundries, otherwise called semiconductor fabrication plants, where Power bars and MMIC's – monolithic microwave integrated circuits - are produced from the QuanFINE wafers."

Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Production Systems
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  • 2020-09-10

Global technology company ABB and Hydrogen Optimized have agreed to jointly explore the development of large-scale green hydrogen production systems connected to the electrical grid to offer a clean, sustainable and affordable energy source. Hydrogen Optimized has ambitions to use its high current water electrolysis technology at scale to produce green hydrogen for emerging clean applications across industries, including chemical, utility and transportation. ABB's hydrogen research team will explore electrical power supply optimization through projects involving ABB high power rectifier (HPR) systems. Together, the companies plan to prove that Hydrogen Optimized's RuggedCell water electrolysis technology can be used to develop an integrated product solution based on a 100MW single module plant design concept. ABB is a leading worldwide supplier of high power rectifiers for any industrial application, providing maximum availability, highest productivity and with a high priority on personnel safety. Within its HPR range, rectifier systems provide DC current in the range of 5,000A to 550,000A, as single or multiple units and as such can provide nearly unlimited current and voltage combinations and meet most plant specific requirements. "ABB is a world leader in the control and electrification solutions designed for large-scale electrochemical processes," said Andrew T.B. Stuart, President and CEO of Hydrogen Optimized. "Such technology is an excellent fit with our patent pending RuggedCell. Together these technologies create a continuous reduction in the installed capital cost as the scale of the green hydrogen project increases."

2020 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
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  • Event News
  • 2020-09-09

The 66th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting  (IEDM), to be held virtually December 12-16, 2020, will uphold the conference's tradition as the world's premier forum for the presentation of applied research in transistors and related devices, which are the building blocks of modern electronics technology. This year's theme is "Innovative Devices for a Better Future," which reflects the fact that, at a time of great global uncertainty, electronics technology is being used much more broadly than ever before to address the world's most pressing challenges. "The work to be presented at the IEDM is vital to society, and while we will miss the in-person interactions that normally take place at the conference, the fact it will be virtual this year makes it accessible to a larger worldwide audience," said Dina Triyoso, IEDM 2020 Publicity Chair and Technologist at TEL Technology Center, America, LLC. "People who couldn't attend the IEDM in prior years for any number of reasons such as visa difficulties, limited time or travel funds, and so forth, now have a chance to participate, interact with technology leaders, learn and enjoy the conference." 

Dispensable Thermal Interface Material
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  • 2020-09-09

The Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation announced the launch of THERM-A-GAP GEL 37, the next generation of single component, thermally conductive dispensable materials. THERM-A-GAP GEL 37 has been specifically designed to limit the batch-to-batch variations typically found in thermal dispensable materials. With a thermal conductivity of 3.7 W/m-K, its tighter, more controlled flow rate of 30g per minute, 50% higher than Parker's GEL 30, vastly improves dispensing in high volume applications. As a conformable, single component dispensable compound, GEL 37 has superior long-term stability and reliable performance. It does not require post cure, which helps to eliminate time consuming hand assembly and decrease installation costs. THERM-A-GAP GEL 37 will easily conform to irregular shapes without excessive force on components and also features a minimum bond line thickness of 0.1 mm. A variety of vessel sizes and configurations are available to suit any application, from hand dispensed syringes, to Semco and Nordson EFD tubes and large tubs for high volume applications. It is available in weights ranging from 30g to over 23kg. THERM-A-GAP GEL 37 also features a long 18-month shelf life and effective sag resistance to help maintain the shape of the material during the curing process.

Cooperation to Develop Surface Coating Solutions
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  • 2020-09-09

Höganäs and Lincotek Surface Solutions are to cooperate more closely. They announce an agreement to further strengthen their ongoing relationship in product and coating development for thermal spray and surface technology applications. The alliance targets the development of complete surface treatments for aerospace, energy, automotive and other industries. With the combination of the materials expertise of Höganäs and the surface technology expertise of Lincotek Group as an equipment supplier and service provider, both companies intend to offer newly developed solutions to end user industries for various applications. "We are delighted that Lincotek has chosen us as preferred material development partner for the Surface Solutions Division. We believe that the new cooperation agreement will further strengthen the ability of both companies to commonly develop and offer the best materials and coating solutions for the market," said Hans Keller, President Surface and Joining Technologies at Höganäs. "Our long-term fruitful business relationship with our partner Lincotek built an excellent foundation for this cooperation and we are now looking forward to the next chapter of an exciting journey together." Winfried Schaler, Group CEO at Lincotek commented: "To join forces is very exciting for us. We have been cooperating with Höganäs for many years. Today, market dynamics are changing rapidly and we need to provide answers to the latest development needs in the industry."

Growing Customer Demand for Test and Measurement Expertise
  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-09

Keysight Technologies announced it has expanded the company's KeysightCare program to provide a growing customer base with fast, reliable access to priority technical support. KeysightCare is a scalable and comprehensive support model offering test and measurement expertise through a dedicated, proactive single point of contact for instruments, software, application measurements and test. This integrated support model is now available with five tiers to meet the specific hardware, software and technical support needs of customers. On August 24, 2020, Keysight released the results of a 3rd party survey that showed nearly all companies that design and develop electronic products experience costly and preventable delays related to test equipment configuration, maintenance or training issues. The survey found that 97% of respondents had experienced production delays that directly caused revenue loss to their business, and 90% of respondents said they would value access to testing expertise from outside the organization and that their test teams would work more efficiently with faster access to technical support experts and knowledge resources. The newest offering in the KeysightCare portfolio is KeysightCare Technical Support, tailored to cover all Keysight instruments at a customer site, regardless of performance level, use model, warranty period or discontinuance status. Since November 2018, classic KeysightCare Assured is included with the majority of newly delivered Keysight instruments and software.

Wireless Battery Management System for Electric Vehicles
  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-09

Analog Devices announced the industry's first wireless battery management system (wBMS), which enables automotive manufacturers increased flexibility to scale their electric vehicle fleets into volume production across a wide range of vehicle classes. This is the first wireless battery management system available for production electric vehicles, and it will debut on General Motors' production vehicles powered by Ultium batteries. The implementation of ADI's wBMS eliminates the traditional wired harness, saving up to 90% of the wiring and up to 15% of the volume in the battery pack, as well as improving design flexibility and manufacturability, without compromising range and accuracy over the life of the battery. ADI's wBMS includes all integrated circuits, hardware and software for power, battery management, RF communication, and system functions in a single system-level product that supports ASIL-D safety and module-level security building upon ADI's proven industry leading BMS battery cell measurement technology. By delivering high accuracy for the lifetime of the vehicle, the system enables maximum energy use per cell required for best vehicle range and supports safe and sustainable zero-cobalt battery chemistries, such as lithium iron phosphate (LFP). "We are pleased to collaborate with ADI to take the wBMS technology to production as part of our ground-breaking Ultium battery platform," said Kent Helfrich, Executive Director, Global Electrification and Battery Systems at General Motors. "ADI's wBMS technology enables the more widespread electrification of our fleet, and we look forward to a continued collaboration with ADI to deliver innovation in safety, quality, and performance for the future."

Work from Home Program
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-09-06

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

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

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

Inductive Energy Harvesting
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-09-03

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

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

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

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

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

Thermoconductive Gap Filler
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  • 2020-09-02

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

Intensifying Collaboration
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  • 2020-09-02

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

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

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

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

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

Isao Matsumoto Appointed as President and CEO
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  • 2020-09-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 Years SCHURTER
  • Industry News
  • 2020-08-31

On September 1, 1970, the first subsidiary of SCHURTER AG started operations in Endingen, Baden-Württemberg in Germany. Number of employees: 12. Production site: a former cigar factory in need of renovation. At the end of the 1960s, Western Europe was in a state of transition. What we know today as the European Union of nearly 30 member states was in the founding phase of its predecessor institutions. At the same time in Switzerland, SCHURTER AG in Lucerne was under the management of Rolf Schurter, the son of the company founder Heinrich Schurter. Things were going well. The production capacities were exhausted, space was in short supply and it was time to think about expansion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Product Releases and Services
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  • 2020-08-25

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

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

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

Capacitors for Pulsed Power Applications
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  • 2020-08-24

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

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

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

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

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

SOA MOSFET for 12V Hot Swap Applications
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  • 2020-08-20

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

Pete Malpas Appointed President EMEA
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  • 2020-08-20

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

Linear Constant-Current CMOS Driver IC
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  • 2020-08-20

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

Performance of FET Family Doubled
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  • 2020-08-20

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

Distribution Agreement for Japan
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  • 2020-08-19

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

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

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

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

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

Current Sense Transformers
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  • 2020-08-17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

General Counsel Transition
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  • 2020-08-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Digital Storage Oscilloscope
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  • 2020-08-04

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

PPTCs Protect Portable Devices
  • Product Release
  • 2020-08-04

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

Super Capacitors Reach 600F
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  • 2020-08-03

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Expanded Design EcosystemAs electric motors proliferate across a growing ra...8910Product ReleaseExpanded Design EcosystemAs electric motors proliferate across a growing range of system applications, developers need products and tools that ensure systems run as efficiently as possible while reducing board size, component count and energy consumption. Microchip Technology announced it has expanded its motor control offering with digital signal controllers (DSCs) and microcontrollers (MCUs) that are supported by design tools, development hardware, a torque-maximizing algorithm and a refrigerator compressor reference design. "New products like Microchip's dsPIC33C DSC devices with their high analog integration demonstrate our continued investment in simplifying motor control system design while reducing development and bill of materials costs in automotive, industrial, medical and consumer applications," said Joe Thomsen, vice president of Microchip's MCU16 business unit. "Our newly enhanced support ecosystem helps engineers get their designs done faster with the optimum combination of performance, efficiency and reliability." The dsPIC33CK64MC105 DSCs are available in six packages as small as 4 x 4 mm with pin counts from 28 to 48 and priced starting at $1.13 for 10,000 units with memory ranging from 32 KB to 64 KB of Flash with 8 KB of RAM.07.10.2020 07:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_15.jpghttps://www.microchip.com/en/pressreleasepage/microchip-revs-up-motor-control-support-withmicrochip.com/pressreleasepage
Drivers Optimized to Drive Rad Hard GaN TransistorsEPC Space announced a family of Rad Hard enhanceme...8915Product ReleaseDrivers Optimized to Drive Rad Hard GaN TransistorsEPC Space announced a family of Rad Hard enhancement mode GaN drivers and power stages. Rad Hard GaN drivers are optimized to drive Rad Hard GaN transistors in critical spaceborne systems. Rad Hard power stages integrate a high-speed gate drive circuit with power switches to provide a complete power stage in a tiny footprint for smaller, lower weight systems. The Drivers and Power Stages product line includes ultra-fast low-side eGaN drivers, ultra-fast dual low-side eGaN drivers, and half bridge drivers with integrated eGaN power switches. These devices are ideal for high speed DC-DC conversion, synchronous rectification, commercial satellite electrical power systems (EPS) and avionics, and multi-phase motor drives. As an example, thousands of these devices are currently flying in orbit as motor drivers for satellite reaction wheels. Beyond the performance improvement inherent from using GaN-based devices, these products offer superior radiation hardness under heavy ions (SEE) and gamma radiation (TID). EPC Space devices are manufactured in an AS9100D certified facility in the greater Boston area. "These devices provide engineers with a higher performance, modular solution with guaranteed electrical, thermal, and radiation performance," said Max Zafrani, Chief Technology Officer. "In addition to very high efficiencies and extremely low parts count, operation above 1 MHz enables smaller magnetics for smaller, lower weight designs and an extremely cost competitive solution"06.10.2020 12:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_20.jpghttps://epc.space/2020/10/space-level-qualified-rad-hard-enhancement-mode-gallium-nitride-egan-drivers-and-power-stages-with-space-heritage-from-epc-space-increase-efficiency-reduce-space-and-weight-in-satellite-syste/epc.space
Laser Test and Trim Systems Distribution in EuropeGS Electronic GmbH & Co. KG will represent PPI Sys...8897Industry NewsLaser Test and Trim Systems Distribution in EuropeGS Electronic GmbH & Co. KG will represent PPI Systems throughout Europe distributing its RapiTrim Laser Resistor Trimming Systems. GS Electronics was founded in 1987 and is located in Fulda, Germany. The compay has established itself with a reputation of excellent sales and service of high quality products. It represents well known manufacturers with succesful installations at well known manufacturers of electric components, PV wafers and solar cells throughout Europe. PPI System Inc. is seeing tremendous growth in the laser resistor trimming market as they offer innovative systems which enable both quick-turn and volume production resistor trimming for advanced hybrid circuits and electronic components. GS Electronics will ensure that this rapid growth trend continues globally. PPI Systems Inc., located in Ottawa, Canada, is a leading supplier of laser material processing and test systems. The company provides a broad range of turn-key solutions to the interconnect and electronic component market for via drilling, circuit processing, resistor trimming, and high precision micro-machining.06.10.2020 07:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_2.pnghttps://www.gselectronic.de/?lang=engselectronic.de
DFIG Wind Converters Obtain CertificationIngeteam's converters are tested and labelled to c...8919Product ReleaseDFIG Wind Converters Obtain CertificationIngeteam's converters are tested and labelled to comply with and facilitate the full wind turbine certification process, whatever the site. As the amount of installed renewable power steadily increases around the world, the critical issue of grid stability has become increasingly complex. Grid codes are in constant evolution and the validation and certification process is an area of risk on the critical path of every development project. Ingeteam's high power DFIG wind converters have been specially developed to minimize this risk, making them the most grid friendly and cost competitive drive train topology for onshore applications. Ensuring the correct integration of the power converter with the electrical generator is key to maximize the performance of a wind turbine, especially in DFIG based topologies. Ingeteam's new high power wind converters have been tested in full-scale bench tests in combination with rated power DFIG generators to validate the whole system performance for HW [hardware] and SW [software] integration, and have successfully passed all the combined tests. Moreover, data from these full-scale tests are then correlated with existing data to obtain detailed system models, enabling Ingeteam's engineers to fine-tune performance. Using a converter cabinet-scale climatic chamber, Ingeteam carries out detailed validation campaigns to provide empirical assessment of all possible climate conditions including the most extreme high-low combinations of temperature and humidity. Condensation tests simulate the worst scenarios to provoke condensation and confirm that there is no risk to the converter even in such extreme cases. To reduce project risk and minimize the wind turbine cost of energy Ingeteam incorporates the latest international regulatory requirements at every stage of the process, from design through to production.05.10.2020 16:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_24.jpghttps://www.ingeteam.com/Pressroom/Corporate/tabid/1574/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2647/Ingeteams-new-high-power-DFIG-wind-converters-obtain-certification.aspxingeteam.com/Pressroom
Global Distribution Deal Expands SiC Power PortfolioMouser Electronics announces a global distribution...8904Industry NewsGlobal Distribution Deal Expands SiC Power PortfolioMouser Electronics announces a global distribution agreement with SemiQ, a partially employee-owned company that believes continued technological innovation of silicon carbide (SiC) products is the foundation for power electronics in energy industries of the future. SemiQ grows its own SiC epitaxial and is building the most reliable, redundant supply chain with multiple substrate suppliers, multiple epitaxial suppliers, two wafer fabrication facilities, and multiple packaging and testing facilities. Mouser now stocks a variety of SemiQ's SiC Schottky diode and MOSFET products, all of which operate with zero switching loss to greatly increase efficiency and reduce heat dissipation, which allows engineers to use smaller heatsinks. SemiQ SiC Schottky diode modules offer enhanced performance with robust SiC chipsets and minimized parasitic package elements. The rugged modules are ideal for applications such as power supplies for DC power equipment, rectifiers for induction heating, and welding equipment. SemiQ SiC MOSFET modules provide low on-state resistance at high temperatures plus excellent switching performance, simplifying thermal design in power electronic systems. The modules are ideal for applications in solar inverters, power supplies, motor drives, and charging stations. SiC Schottky discrete diodes are easy to parallel with fast, temperature-independent switching. The devices are designed for solar inverters, power supplies, motor drives, and charging stations applications.05.10.2020 14:00:00Oct\images\news_semiq.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/publicrelations_semiq_newsupplier_2020final/eu.mouser.com
DC-Link Capacitor SeriesHoused in cylindrical aluminum cans, Jianghai's CB...8917Product ReleaseDC-Link Capacitor SeriesHoused in cylindrical aluminum cans, Jianghai's CBB 131 DL series of metallized polypropylene film dc-link capacitors offer a broad range of capacitance (44 ~ 7200 µF) and voltage (600 ~ 3600 V) ratings. Specified for operation at up to 85 °C, the self-healing capacitors provide both high ripple current capability and excellent reliability. This makes the capacitors an ideal choice for demanding industrial applications, e.g. high-power frequency converters, renewable energy inverters, motion control, elevators, and welding. The IEC 61071 and UL 810 compliant series boasts with a variety of top deck designs and terminal shapes to provide an optimum fit into each application. Customized designs are available on request.02.10.2020 14:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_22.pnghttps://jianghai-europe.com/archives/category/new-seriesjianghai-europe.com/new-series
Satish Dhanasekaran Appointed as Chief Operating OfficerKeysight Technologies announced that Satish Dhanas...8905PeopleSatish Dhanasekaran Appointed as Chief Operating OfficerKeysight Technologies announced that Satish Dhanasekaran has been appointed chief operating officer (COO). Dhanasekaran has been president of Keysight's largest business, the Communications Solutions Group, since 2017. In his role as COO, Dhanasekaran has responsibility for growing orders and increasing annual recurring revenue for the company. He oversees the functions that contribute to these objectives, including market and technology research; development of new technologies, products, and solutions; services; marketing; and sales. He will continue to report to Ron Nersesian, chairman and chief executive officer. The COO organization will bring together key functions of the company, taking a holistic and end-to-end approach to best serve Keysight's customers and deliver results. "Satish is a strategic and driven executive with a track record of enabling customer success and driving high performance," said Nersesian. "His background makes him uniquely qualified to lead the critical functions that make up the Keysight COO organization and drive further value creation for all of our stakeholders."01.10.2020 15:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_10.jpghttps://www.keysight.com/de/de/about/newsroom/news-releases/2020/1001-nr20121-keysight-technologies-appoints-satish-dhanasekaran-.htmlkeysight.com/newsroom
Superjunction High-Voltage MOSFETFor SMPS designs in industrial applications recent...8916Product ReleaseSuperjunction High-Voltage MOSFETFor SMPS designs in industrial applications recent technology trends include the need for high efficiency and power density as well as increased bus voltages. This triggers the need for power devices with 650 V breakdown voltage. With its 650 V CoolMOS CFD7 product family Infineon Technologies AG meets these demands. The devices are best suited for resonant topologies in soft-switching applications like telecom, server, solar and off-board EV-charging. Extending the voltage range of the renowned CoolMOS CFD7 family the 650 V device succeeds the CoolMOS CFD2. The added 650 V products match LLC and zero-voltage-switching phase-shift full-bridge topologies in which they are delivering numerous advantages compared to previous generations. The additional 50 V breakdown voltage, an integrated fast body diode, and improved switching performance make the product family a perfect fit for contemporary designs. Very low reverse-recovery charge and excellent thermal behavior add to the benefits. The switching losses, as well as RDS(on) dependency over-temperature, are significantly reduced. The product family provides very good hard-commutation ruggedness. Thanks to the improved gate charge (Qg) and the fast switching performance, the 650 V CoolMOS CFD7 family increases efficiency over the whole load range. In the primarily targeted SMPS application, these MOSFETs provide outstanding light-load and improved full-load efficiency compared to the competition. Furthermore, the best-in-class RDS(on) enables customers to increase the power density level of SMPS at a competitive price.01.10.2020 13:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_21.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFPSS202010-001.htmlinfineon.com/press
Wolfram Harnack Appointed as Managing DirectorWolfram Harnack is the new Managing Director of RO...8896PeopleWolfram Harnack Appointed as Managing DirectorWolfram Harnack is the new Managing Director of ROHM Semiconductor Europe GmbH. He reports directly to the President of the company Toshimitsu Suzuki. The position has been newly created and is of strategic importance for ROHM's growth within Europe. Previously Wolfram Harnack held the position of the President of the European Semiconductor Division at Mitsubishi Electric Europe. For Wolfram Harnack it is in fact a return to ROHM, as he joined ROHM as Sales Director in January 2008. Prior to that he worked for Toshiba Electronics Europe for 12 years. In 2015 Wolfram Harnack left ROHM and joined Mitsubishi, but now he decided to take on a new challenge: He returns with impressive success achieved under a different flag, to now set the course for ROHM´s future in Europe: "Together with Toshimitsu Suzuki, my mission is to further accelerate our growth in the Automotive and Industrial segment, particularly in the Power and Analog domain which is the Company Focus. I'm confident that I can contribute to the success of ROHM Europe with my experiences but more importantly, with my passion", explains Wolfram Harnack: "ROHM's target is to significantly grow sales outside of the Japanese domestic market. The European region will play an important role in accomplishing this objective. Being a technology leader in power semiconductors, I see great growth potential for ROHM in the automotive and industrial sectors."01.10.2020 06:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_1.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=welcome-back-rohm-semiconductor-europe-appoints-wolfram-harnack-as-managing-director&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Si Driver and GaN Power Transistors in One PackageSTMicroelectronics has unveiled MasterGaN, a platf...8911Product ReleaseSi Driver and GaN Power Transistors in One PackageSTMicroelectronics has unveiled MasterGaN, a platform embedding a half-bridge driver based on silicon technology along with a pair of gallium-nitride (GaN) transistors. The combination will accelerate the creation of next-generation compact and efficient chargers and power adapters for consumer and industrial applications up to 400W. GaN technology enables these devices to handle more power even as they become smaller, more lightweight, and more energy efficient. These improvements will make a difference for smartphone ultra-fast chargers and wireless chargers, USB-PD compact adapters for PCs and gaming, as well as in industrial applications like solar-energy storage systems, uninterruptible power supplies, or high-end OLED TVs and server cloud. Today's GaN market is typically served by discrete power transistors and driver ICs that require designers to learn how to make them work together for best performance. ST's MasterGaN approach bypasses that challenge, resulting in faster time to market and assured performance, together with a smaller footprint, simplified assembly, and increased reliability with fewer components. With GaN technology and the advantages of ST's integrated products, chargers and adapters can cut 80% of the size and 70% of the weight of ordinary silicon-based solutions. "ST's market-unique MasterGaN platform builds on our proven expertise and power-design skills to combine high-voltage smart-power BCD process with GaN technology, to accelerate the creation of space-saving and power-efficient products that are kinder to the environment,"said Matteo Lo Presti, Executive VP and General Manager Analog Sub-Group, STMicroelectronics.30.09.2020 08:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_16.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/p4287.htmlnewsroom.st.com
TIMs Seminar at Thermal LIVEIndium Corporation's Tim Jensen, Senior Product Ma...8908Event NewsTIMs Seminar at Thermal LIVEIndium Corporation's Tim Jensen, Senior Product Manager for Engineered Solder Materials, will host a 45-minute Thermal LIVE webinar on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Eastern/7:00 a.m. Pacific/3 p.m. British Time. Thermal system design is a critical aspect in both high-performance and quantum computing applications. Part of that system is the thermal interface material (TIM). In "Novel TIMs to Enable Advanced Thermal System Design for High-Performance and Quantum Computing Applications", Jensen will begin with an overview of the thermal demands in these applications. He will then focus on unique TIM technologies that can help enable or enhance active and passive cooling designs to ensure maximum performance. Since the use of metal-based TIMs is proving to be increasingly critical for success, several attributes of various metal TIMs will be reviewed to show how they can ensure the best performance in these applications. Jensen has more than 20 years of experience working with customers troubleshooting and optimizing SMT process lines and solving defects, such as head-in-pillow, graping, and QFN voiding. Jensen has worked directly on hundreds of surface mount lines and developed a number of different products. Using that direct knowledge and expertise, he works closely with Indium Corporation's technical service, sales, and research and development teams to develop cutting-edge products that address the unique challenges faced by the electronics assembly industry. As a senior product manager, Jensen is responsible for Indium Corporation's most diverse product group, which includes solder preforms, wire, ribbon and foil, as well as thermal interface materials. He has authored many process and technical guidelines and has presented at numerous industry forums and conferences. In addition to his responsibilities at Indium Corporation, Jensen also serves on the SMTA's Board of Directors. In this role, he is part of the Strategic Development Committee where he leads the effort on international expansion. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and his master's in business administration from Syracuse University.29.09.2020 18:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_13.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/communications/news/indium-corporation-announces-tims-seminar-at-thermal-live/indium.com/news
Common Mode Filter with ESD ProtectionNexperia has announced its PCMFxHDMI2BA-C, a combi...8918Product ReleaseCommon Mode Filter with ESD ProtectionNexperia has announced its PCMFxHDMI2BA-C, a combined, highly efficient, common mode filter and ESD protection device with the widest 10 GHz differential bandwidth. It is suitable for the latest HDMI 2.1 standard up to 12G FRL, where eye-diagram tests were passed even with "worst cable model". Stefan Seider, Nexperia's product manager for high-speed protection and filtering commented: "HDMI 2.1 enables displays with higher resolution and better colours. However, this demands greater protection against interference, especially in compact wireless applications. The performance and miniature size of these 2 in 1 combination-devices makes them highly suitable for 'tv stick' type plug-in designs." This highly integrated PCMFxHDMI2BA-C device provides excellent common mode attenuation at HDMI fundamentals: -19.4 dB @ 3 GHz and -16 dB @ 6 GHz. ESD performance is also good with devices offering a clamping voltage of 7.4 V at 16 A transmission line pulse (5 V at 8 A). TDR impedance dip is < 10 Ohms for 200 ps rise time. The inductance of the coil-pair offers a further significant reduction of ESD peak voltages while having a low inductance for differential signals. Lastly, the parts can protect and filter one, two or three differential line pairs, while footprint-compatible ESD protection devices without filter are available as well.29.09.2020 15:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_23.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/Nexperia-launches-Common-Mode-Filter-with-ESD-protection-for-HDMI2.1-and-DisplayPort.htmlnexperia.com/press-releases
Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GMAVX Corporation received a 2019 Supplier Quality E...8903Industry NewsSupplier Quality Excellence Award From GMAVX Corporation received a 2019 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors (GM). The award recognizes AVX Electronics Tianjin Co. Ltd. for providing outstanding quality performance throughout calendar year 2019, as evidenced by having consistently met or exceeded an extremely stringent set of quality performance criteria and achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization, whose mission is to design, build, and sell the world's best vehicles with the highest levels of quality and safety on the road. GM's ability to achieve that mission depends on providing its assembly plants with high-quality, defect-free electronic components, but only a fraction of its suppliers have proven to consistently deliver peak performance - such as zero defects in shipped products and 100% on-time delivery - day in and day out for 365 consecutive days. In 2019, AVX's manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China, which supplies GM with AEC-Q200-qualified TransGuardTM Automotive Series multilayer varistors (MLVs), once again proved to be amongst its top-performing supplier partners. It was also recognized for top-quality performance in 2016 for calendar year 2015. "We know that maintaining a focus on the details to deliver a defect-free product to our assembly plants consistently is not an easy task," said Rick Demuynck, Executive Director of Supplier Quality & Development, who, along with Chris Mailoux, Director Chassis & Thermal, GM, virtually presented this year's digital awards. "The suppliers that earned this prestigious recognition are a critical part of the team who helps ensure that our customers are delighted with their product purchase, and we thank them for that."29.09.2020 13:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_8.jpghttps://www.avx.com/awards/2019-gm-quality-excellence-award/avx.com
Series of Transient Voltage SuppressorAlpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced the AOZ8S...8914Product ReleaseSeries of Transient Voltage SuppressorAlpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced the AOZ8S212UD4, AOZ8S321UD4, and AOZ8S306BD4, a series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) for high-speed line protection using the best-in-class low capacitance TVS platform. The products are ideal for Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection for laptops, televisions, and other electronic devices. The low capacitance TVS series is optimized for high-speed line protection including but not limited to USB, Thunderbolt, HDMI, and PCI Express, avoiding the transmission error by minimizing the capacitance effect. The new series of products housed in a DFN2.5mm x 1.0mm and DFN2x1mm leadless Surface-Mounted Device (SMD) and its flow-through feature is ideally suited to the route design of differential pairs on printed circuit board. "As the leading vendor in ESD protection solutions in high-speed interfaces, our newly released TVS platform provides a much better Figure of Merit (FOM) on the clamping voltage times capacitance. AOS is confident the new TVS products will contribute to reducing the ESD failure rate in our partners' and customers' electronic products," said Michael K. S. Ng, Sr. Marketing Manager of the TVS product line at AOS.29.09.2020 11:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_19.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1601396077052/AOZ8S212-321UD4-306BD4_PR.pdfaosmd.com/news.pdf
Power Electronics and Motor Drive SimulationSIMBA is a lightweight but powerful Power Electron...8909Product ReleasePower Electronics and Motor Drive SimulationSIMBA is a lightweight but powerful Power Electronics simulation environment. The devolpers ambition is to create a platform simple enough for students and lobbyists but sufficiently fast and powerful for most complicated use cases. SIMBA includes a new generation of simulation engine called Predictive Time-Step solver. It automatically finds and uses the optimal time step to simulate all time constants and events of a converter without compromising the accuracy. An independent Python module is also available for advanced tasks and post-processing. The SIMBA Python Library contains hundreds of functions providing direct access to SIMBA such as creating a circuit, modifying parameters, running a simulation, and retrieving results. Feel free to give it a try, install it and play around.29.09.2020 06:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_14.pnghttps://simba.io/simba.io
 Compact Inductors Use Flat-Wire TechnologySumida continues the expansion of its AEC-Q200 qua...8913Product Release Compact Inductors Use Flat-Wire TechnologySumida continues the expansion of its AEC-Q200 qualified SMD inductors with the introduction of the CDEP13D**/T150 line. Consisting of ten standard types and ten high-power types, the devices offer a combination of four key benefits, when compared to many other inductors. These are high temperature, high current, high-insulation voltage, and magnetic shielding. Inductance values range from 0.8 to 22 µH, with saturation current of up to 32 amps. Measuring 13.5 x 13.5 x 10 mm, the new products are an outgrowth of the CDEP15D**/T150 line, which measures 2mm larger and offers saturation current of up to 50.4 µH. For durability, core and windings can withstand a voltage of up to 120 Vdc. Full operating temperature range is -40 °C to 150 °C (including coil's self-temperature rise) and both product families are qualified to the Automotive AEC-Q200 reliability test requirements. The 150 °C temperature satisfies most under-hood automotive application requirements, while the Mn-Zn (Manganese-Zinc) ferrite core has high-magnetic permeability and low power losses at the higher switching frequencies now found in automotive power circuits. High-frequency performance is further enhanced by the application of flat coil windings, which counteract "skin-effect," and lower DC resistance. Flat-coil windings are also much more space-efficient than round-wire coils, helping to significantly reduce device size.25.09.2020 10:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_18.jpghttps://products.sumida.com/ProductsInfo/ProductGuide/PowerInductors/TypeDetail.php?type=CDEP13D76%2FT150products.sumida.com
Certificate Achieved Thanks to SiC MOSFETS'sIntroduced in 2004, the measurement standards defi...8906Industry NewsCertificate Achieved Thanks to SiC MOSFETS'sIntroduced in 2004, the measurement standards defined by the North American 80 PLUS initiative can be used to evaluate and certify the efficiency of switched-mode power supplies (SMPS). A certificate is granted if the SMPS achieves at least 80 percent at defined load conditions. Solutions bearing the 80 PLUS certificate thus help in reducing the power demand of digitalization. To meet the requirements for the highest efficiency 80 PLUS Titanium certification, a 94 percent efficiency at a load of 50 percent is required for 115 V input voltage and 96 percent for 230 V, respectively. Lite-on Technology Corporation has achieved this target with the CoolSiC MOSFETs 650 V from Infineon Technologies. Lite-on management is convinced that silicon carbide has become mainstream for applications like solar inverters. Partnering with Infineon, it is their goal to show that it is also relevant for the power supply market for servers. As a perfect fit for this application, CoolSiC technology proves its sweet spots in performance and cost at a system level. Lite-on is very keen on introducing the silicon carbide-based SMPS to the market, which exceeds the requirement of 96 percent efficiency for the Titanium certification.24.09.2020 16:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_11.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFPSS202009-093.htmlinfineon.com/press
Investment to Redevelop Manufacturing FacilityTDK Corporation announces an £11.5m investment pac...8902Industry NewsInvestment to Redevelop Manufacturing FacilityTDK Corporation announces an £11.5m investment package to redevelop its TDK-Lambda manufacturing facility in Ilfracombe, UK. The investment, which will be staged over the next three and a half years, will enable the company to increase production capacity by 50%. The original factory was built over 50 years ago with further expansion in the mid-1980s. While the company has invested heavily in new equipment and building upgrades over these years, including the addition of a £1 million EMC Centre in 2019, it is now time to redevelop the site. The redevelopment will increase manufacturing space, expand the R&D facilities, and radically overhaul and automate the end-to-end material flow. According to market research company Omdia, the global power supply market is forecast to reach almost $26bn in 2024, driven by the rapidly expanding digitalisation of economies, increasing healthcare demands and renewable energy trends. Also, noting customers' heightened awareness of the need for trusted, dependable suppliers due to recent events - such as the USA/China tariffs and COVID-19 pandemic - the planned expansion will provide further supply chain robustness within the TDK-Lambda manufacturing network, especially for the European market.24.09.2020 12:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_7.jpghttps://www.emea.lambda.tdk.com/uk/news/article.aspx?cid=16420emea.lambda.tdk.com/news
Integrated Zero Cross Detection ICsROHM announces the availability of BM1ZxxxFJ, inte...8920Product ReleaseIntegrated Zero Cross Detection ICsROHM announces the availability of BM1ZxxxFJ, integrated zero cross detection IC series, optimized for home appliances such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and air conditioners. The rising demand for smart appliances and IoT applications has added communication functionality (i.e. Wi-Fi) to home appliances. As it is necessary for such devices to always be ON to maintain communication, manufacturers are required to reduce standby power consumption even more to around 0.5W. Many appliances require a zero cross detection circuit for detecting the 0V point (zero cross point) of the AC waveform in order to provide efficient control of both motors and MCUs. However, in terms of power consumption, conventional zero cross detection circuits utilize a photocoupler that accounts for nearly half of the standby power of the entire system. The BM1ZxxxFJ series reduces standby power consumption of the zero cross circuit to just 0.01W while continuously powering the system. What's more, the error in delay time (which varies depending on the AC voltage) that exists with conventional photocoupler-equipped zero cross detection circuits is limited to ±50µs or less. This allows for the efficient drive of motors – even with the different AC supply voltages used in various countries and regions – as well as MCUs (which is difficult to achieve using conventional zero cross detection circuits). At the same time, eliminating the need for a photocoupler contributes to greater application reliability by reducing risks related to age-based degradation.23.09.2020 17:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_25.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=zero-cross-detection-ics&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Sensor and Measurement Science International 2021The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement is...8883Event NewsSensor and Measurement Science International 2021The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement is opening its Call for Papers to the international conference: Sensor and Measurement Science International (SMSI) 2021. The convention is to take place in the coming year as a hybrid conference parallel to the SENSOR+TEST 2021 trade fair from 3 to 6 May 2021 in Nuremberg. The new final submission date for lectures and poster presentations ends on 30 November 2020. In 2021, the new conference will replace the previous AMA Conferences. The major topics, sensor technology and instrumentation will be complemented in the new format by measuring technology and metrology. The SMSI 2021 links national and international representatives from research, science, and industry. The conference pillar sensors deals primarily with sensor principles, materials, technology, and applications, and integrates the satellite conference IRS² 2021, the conference pillar measuring technology with measuring principles as well as advanced methods, networked systems, and novel AI approaches to measuring. The area of metrology deals with traceability, advanced calibration, and testing methods as well as new regulations and standards in measuring technology. The parallel SENSOR+TEST 2021 trade fair, as an information platform for sensor, measuring, and testing technology, expands the innovation dialog for the conference participants beyond the SMSI 2021. Interested parties are invited to submit a brief description of their lecture or poster presentation in English no later than 30 November 2020.23.09.2020 15:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_10.jpghttps://www.sensor-test.de/press/welcome-to-the-sensor-test-press-center/press-releases/smsi-2021-sensor-and-measurement-science-international-2021-call-for-papers-onlinesensor-test.de/press
Online Service for IC Reference DesignsWürth Elektronik has been working for years with t...8900Industry NewsOnline Service for IC Reference DesignsWürth Elektronik has been working for years with top semiconductor companies, such as Analog Devices, Infineon Technologies, and Texas Instruments to develop reference designs to help customers accelerate their projects. Würth Elektronik offers access to this online library of more than 10,000 reference designs to support product development. Within just a few clicks, engineers can find Würth Elektronik components recommended by the IC house to facilitate the fast and reliable development of their product. With its advanced, user-friendly interface, users can directly order unlimited free samples of over 25,000 Würth Elektronik parts associated with a reference design. The IC reference design catalog allows for the search by IC manufacturer or specific IC number. Extensive filtering functions and parameter selection enable engineers to find the perfect solution for their needs based on their design topologies such as buck, boost, sepic, as well as operating parameters such as input voltage, switching frequency, output voltage, or output current. Würth Elektronik's reference design catalog is available at: www.we-online.com/icref. Würth Elektronik also provides design resources with application notes and technical webinars in collaboration with its IC partners to further support its customers.23.09.2020 10:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_5.jpghttps://www.we-online.de/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113918.phpwe-online.de/news
POL Converters Covering Most Standard Bus and Battery VoltagesRS Components (RS) has added the TRACO Power TSR-W...8895Product ReleasePOL Converters Covering Most Standard Bus and Battery VoltagesRS Components (RS) has added the TRACO Power TSR-WI Series of non-isolated POL (point of load) DC/DC converters to its product portfolio. TSR-WI devices offer high efficiencies of up to 94%, along with low standby current and excellent line/load regulation. The TSR-WI Series comprises two families of single-output switching regulator - known as TSR-0.6WI and TSR-1WI, with 0.6A and 1A maximum output current ratings, respectively - and output voltage options of 3.3V, 5V, 6.5V, 9V, 12V, 15V and 24V. Each family offers input voltage ranges of up to 9–72VDC - an ultra-wide ratio of 8:1- easily covering the majority of standard bus and battery voltages that electronics designers may need to deal with together in distributed power systems. Allowing designers to standardise on one type of converter in different situations can effectively reduce the bill of materials (BOM) for many applications. Housed in industry standard SIP-3 packages, TSR-WI devices are pin compatible with commonly used LMxx linear regulators and can function as more energy efficient drop-in replacements for these devices. Standard features of the TSR-WI Series include protections against short circuit, over-voltage and over-temperature. The high efficiency of the devices allows a wide operating temperature range, from –40° to +80°C (TSR-1WI) or +85°C (TSR0.6WI) without the need for heat sinking. TRACO TSR-WI Series DC/DC converters are supported by a three-year manufacturer's warranty and are available now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.22.09.2020 16:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_22.jpghttps://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?searchTerm=tsr-wi-series_uk&searchType=Offers&intcmp=UK-WEB-_-BP-LFP-_-DTC_025_0920_NE-_-Traco_Powerrs-online.com
20-Year PartnershipIn 2020, Würth Elektronik is honored to celebrate ...8884Industry News20-Year PartnershipIn 2020, Würth Elektronik is honored to celebrate its 20-year partnership with Future Electronics. The longevity of this relationship has proven that it's been strong even in the soft economic electronic component markets. "Our positive partnership with Future Electronics is unlike any other. For us, their attention to detail has been imperative to our business together. Their commitment to our brand has been crucial for our success together throughout the years. We look forward to many more years of strong partnership," says Joe Haukos, Distribution Manager for the Americas for Würth Elektronik. With the help of Future Electronics' strategic partnership, Wurth Elektronik has experienced consistently positive growth in electronic component sales. Future Electronics has also been a sponsor of the Würth Elektronik WE Day Technical Table Top and Seminar events in Mexico. Throughout the last 20 years, the Wurth Elektronik direct sales force has partnered with the Future Electronics field sales to assist customers in their projects from beginning to end. This partnership allows customers to experience exceptional support from conception, through the design cycle, and into production.22.09.2020 16:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_11.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113663.phpwe-online.com/news
100 V eGaN FET FamilyEPC advances the performance capability while lowe...8894Product Release100 V eGaN FET FamilyEPC advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of EPC2218 and EPC2204 100 V eGaN FETs. The applications for these leading-edge devices include synchronous rectification, class-D audio, infotainment systems, DC-DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and lidar for autonomous cars, robotics, and drones. The EPC2218 (3.2 m?, 231 Apulsed) and the EPC2204 (6 m?, 125 Apulsed) have nearly 20% lower RDS(on), as well as increased DC ratings compared with prior generation eGaN FET products. The performance advantage over a benchmark silicon device is even higher. The EPC2204 has 25% lower on-resistance, yet is three times smaller in size.  Gate charge (QG) is less than half that of the silicon MOSFET benchmark, and like all eGaN FETs, there is no reverse recovery charge (QRR), enabling lower distortion class-D audio amplifiers, as well as more efficient synchronous rectifiers and motor drives. Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO commented, "With the clear superiority of these new 100 V eGaN FETs, one might expect them to be priced at a premium. However, EPC has priced these state-of-the-art 100 V transistors comparable with their aging ancestor, the silicon power MOSFET. Designers can take advantage of devices that are higher performance, smaller, more thermally efficient, and at a comparable cost. The displacement of the power MOSFET with GaN devices continues to accelerate."22.09.2020 15:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_21.pnghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/artmid/1627/articleid/2946.aspxepc-co.com/News
Franchise Agreement AnnouncedFlex Power Modules announces a franchise agreement...8901Industry NewsFranchise Agreement AnnouncedFlex Power Modules announces a franchise agreement with Richardson RFPD to strengthen the supply and sales support services its board-mounted DC/DC conversion products for the telecom, data processing, industrial and railway markets. The strategic partnership – a complementary addition to existing sales partner channels – will increase Flex Power Modules' presence across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Richardson RFPD is a specialized electronic component distributor providing design engineers with deep technical competence and localized global design support. The company has particular expertise in RF, wireless, and IoT applications, and will help to boost awareness of our growing power product portfolio targeting the industrial sector. "This is a very exciting addition to our channel partner network in EMEA that we believe will be complementary, dynamic and result in new design-in opportunities," said Frederic Martin, head of sales in EMEA for Flex Power Modules. "Richardson RFPD's technical sales team will provide comprehensive support to our customers, from prototype to production."22.09.2020 11:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_6.jpghttps://flexpowermodules.com/flex-power-modules-extends-emea-distribution-network-through-partnership-with-richardson-rfpdflexpowermodules.com
Advanced Interfaces for HV Power SuppliesDean Technology announced the availability of adva...8912Product ReleaseAdvanced Interfaces for HV Power SuppliesDean Technology announced the availability of advanced interface options on the UMR-AA and UMR-A series of high voltage power supplies. Using additional pins, the advanced interface options provide for enhanced adjustment and monitoring features consistent with industry standards and known customer needs. The V05 and V10 options are available with +5VDC and +10VDC reference, control and monitoring respectively. The advance interface options allow both the power supply output voltage and current to be monitored and adjusted with the same scaling and include a +5VDC or +10VDC reference voltage. Signals are from 0 to +5VDC (V05) and 0 to +10VDC (V10) for all models and polarities of both the UMR-AA and UMR-A series. Output monitoring signals are fully buffered with high input impedance to ensure consistent accuracy regardless of load conditions. The low impedance outputs provided by these options also have a programming accuracy that makes them ideal for integration into any variety of systems including those with digital and PLC control. "DTI is filling out our standard power supply offerings exceptionally quickly," said Scott Wilson, Power Supply Product Manager for Dean Technology. "The V05 and V10 options are important additions, and provide the substructure needed for many of the products to come. I am very excited to have all of this available for our customers at unbeatable pricing."22.09.2020 09:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_17.pnghttps://www.deantechnology.com/news/advanced-interfaces-for-the-umr-aa-and-umr-a-seriesdeantechnology.com/news
Tony Harris Appointed as Board MemberCUI Devices announced the appointment of Tony Harr...8877PeopleTony Harris Appointed as Board MemberCUI Devices announced the appointment of Tony Harris as its newest board member. As a highly regarded thought leader, CEO coach, senior executive mentor, and author, Tony brings a wealth of experience in global B2B marketing, eCommerce, corporate communications, and more, thanks to his work with respected brands across a range of industries. During his time at Digi-Key Electronics, including as Chief Marketing Officer, Tony Harris was instrumental in transforming Digi-Key's marketing and online presence with an impressive selection of engineering resources, and was a key contributor to the company's growth during his tenure from 2006 to 2015. Since then, as the Founder and CEO of THINC B2B, Tony works alongside executive teams from around the world to achieve measurable and sustained long-term growth in the digital economy. "I am incredibly honored to be joining CUI Devices as they continue on this unique and exciting journey since spinning off from CUI Inc," commented Tony Harris. "Having developed strong relationships with the executive team from my time at Digi-Key, I truly believe in the company's customer-focused mission and have been a brand advocate of theirs for many years. I look forward to being more closely involved in CUI Devices' global growth moving forward."22.09.2020 09:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_4.jpghttps://www.cuidevices.com/news/press-releases/cui-devices-appoints-tony-harris-as-newest-board-membercuidevices.com/news
Dual Choke Filter Inductor SeriesBourns introduced the Model DR334A Line Filter Ser...8887Product ReleaseDual Choke Filter Inductor SeriesBourns introduced the Model DR334A Line Filter Series. These current-compensated dual choke filter inductors feature higher current capability than typical standard signal line common mode chokes, as well as high stray inductance and differential mode noise rejection. These capabilities make the Model DR334A series ideal line filter solutions for consumer, industrial and other market power line applications, or in applications where power is transferred over signal lines. The Model DR334A series is available in a bifilar-wound configuration to reach higher common mode impedance, and a sector-wound configuration to reach higher differential mode impedance at high frequencies. Offered in a compact, low profile (height 3.6 mm) size and in a broad range of inductance ratings from 11 µH up to 4700 µH, Model DR334A line filters allow designers to set the filter curve best suited to their application. The Model DR334A series is AEC-Q200 compliant with an extended operating temperature range of –40 to +135 °C and has a rated voltage up to 80 VDC. In addition, the closed and ferrite toroid core construction of Bourns' latest line filter series delivers a more efficient and robust mechanical design. The Bourns Model DR334A Line Filter Series is available now, is RoHS compliant and halogen free.22.09.2020 08:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_14.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2020/09/22/bourns-announces-aec-q200-compliant-current-compensated-dual-choke-filter-inductor-series-with-high-current-capabilitiesbourns.com/news
Disruptive Transistor TechnologyBizen has been verified by physical wafer results ...8885Product ReleaseDisruptive Transistor TechnologyBizen has been verified by physical wafer results and calibration to deliver the same voltage levels, switching speeds and power handling performance of wide bandgap devices, claims developers Search For The Next (SFN). The first devices to use Bizen are members of the QJT (Quantum Junction Transistor) family which will include three parts rated at 1200V/75A, 900V/75A and 650V/32A, available in the industry-standard TO247 or TO263 power MOSFET packages. Of extreme significance is that these devices can be made using standard silicon substrates on conventional, larger-geometry silicon processing lines. Explains David Summerland, CEO and founder of Nottingham-based Search For The Next (SFN) which invented the Bizen technology: "To get this level of performance from traditional silicon-based MOSFETs, the device size must be much bigger. 1200V/75A in a TO247 housing can be achieved using wide bandgap materials like silicon carbide, but this approach has other well-known issues. SiC, for example, takes much longer to process and has a significant manufacturing carbon footprint. Also, regardless of the roadmaps, SiC does not scale like silicon, and the economic argument that SiC can match silicon does not take into account the advances made possible by Bizen. By contrast, the data we have obtained from physical wafer tests proves that by using Bizen on silicon substrates, our QJTs deliver the same performance as SiC or GaN. Yet the production equipment required to make a QJT is exactly the same as for a standard silicon MOSFET, and the Bizen process adds no extra manufacturing complexity."22.09.2020 06:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_12.jpghttps://www.wafertrain.com/index.phpwafertrain.com
International Workshop on Integrated Power PackagingIWIPP 2021, a PSMA and IEEE sponsored workshop, wi...8874Event NewsInternational Workshop on Integrated Power PackagingIWIPP 2021, a PSMA and IEEE sponsored workshop, will be held April 28th-30th, 2021, on the beautiful campus of Aalborg University, in Aalborg, Denmark. IWIPP is a growing and successful power technology workshop with excellent speakers and networking opportunities. Under the leadership of General Chairman Dr. Francesco Iannuzzo, Professor, Aalborg University, the International Workshop on Integrated Power Packaging (IWIPP) brings together industry, academic and government researchers in the field of power electronics components, electrical insulating materials, and packaging technologies to facilitate and promote the development and commercialization of high-density and high-efficiency power converters. Invited presentations and contributed papers will address a range of topics, including power module design, magnetic and dielectric materials technology, component performance, and application-level impacts of packaging technology. Presenters will address important challenges and present solutions to increase reliability and manufacturability while targeting improved performance with reduced size and system cost. Packaging and related technologies are the key to creating high-density power sources. Attendance at this important workshop can keep you and your colleagues on the cutting edge. If you have technology advancements or research accomplishments to present to the community, Technical Chairman Nick Baker, Assistant Professor, Aalborg University, invites you to submit a digest for review by the technical committee. The call for papers is available at http://iwipp.org/conference/call-for-papers/. The submission portal of the website http://iwipp.org/conference/abstract-submission-page/ is now open and accepting submissions.22.09.2020 06:00:00Sep\images\news_iwipp.pnghttps://iwipp.orgiwipp.org
Bandwidth Upgrades for Selected OscilloscopesRohde & Schwarz announces a promotion for its osci...8893Product ReleaseBandwidth Upgrades for Selected OscilloscopesRohde & Schwarz announces a promotion for its oscilloscope portfolio: When purchasing a four-channel model of the R&S RTO2000 or R&S RTP oscilloscope, customers can now upgrade to the next bandwidth level for no additional charge, saving up to 20.000 EUR. Sufficient measurement bandwidth is essential for developing state-of-the-art electronics, particularly driven by the quest towards ever-faster communication devices. Therefore, upgrading to a higher bandwidth today will turn out as a future-proof investment for the challenges of tomorrow. Taehoon Kim, vice president product division oscilloscopes at Rohde & Schwarz, comments: "We know that having enough bandwidth is crucial for every oscilloscope application. By giving our customers additional bandwidth with their new oscilloscope, we want to support their innovative strengths for current and future projects." The "Boost your bandwidth" offer is available worldwide from Rohde & Schwarz until December 31, 2020.17.09.2020 14:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_20.jpghttps://www.rohde-schwarz.com/uk/about/news-press/all-news/rohde-schwarz-offers-bandwidth-upgrades-for-selected-oscilloscopes-at-no-extra-charge-press-release-detailpage_229356-930176.html?change_c=truerohde-schwarz.com/news
Power Supplies for Server, Storage and NetworkBel Power Solutions announced the TET2200 Series, ...8891Product ReleasePower Supplies for Server, Storage and NetworkBel Power Solutions announced the TET2200 Series, 2200 W power supplies that bring Titanium level efficiency to servers, storage and networking equipment. With AC-DC power-factor-corrected (PFC) and high voltage DC-input variants, TET2200 Series power supplies provide a main output of 12 VDC for powering intermediate bus architectures (IBA). Measuring just 86.3 x 39.3 x 196.5 mm (3.4 x 1.5 x 7.7 inches), the TET2200 Series provides a high efficiency and feature-rich power source for servers running web and email applications, databases, games or providing storage, as well as for file servers, routers and network switches. This high-performance computing equipment is being used in the rollout of applications and services such as edge computing, blockchain processing, real-time communications, cloud services and virtualized applications in new and upgraded datacenters. Both the normal airflow (TET2200-12-086NA) and reverse airflow (TET2200-12-086RA) models are hot-pluggable and feature parallel operation with active current sharing or analog bus and full digital controls for improved performance. The TET2200 Series delivers a power density of 53 W/in3 and meets 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. Both models incorporate resonant-soft-switching technology and interleaved power trains to reduce component stresses, providing increased system reliability and very high efficiency. These power supplies also provide an always-on +12 V 42 W standby output and I2C communication is up to 400 kHz. Innovations incorporated into the TET2200 Series are currently pending patents. The TET2200 Series meets international safety standards and displays the CE-Mark for the European Low Voltage Directive (LVD).17.09.2020 12:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_18.pnghttps://belfuse.com/news-detail/bel-power-solutions-announces-tet2200-series-titanium-efficiency-front-end-power-supplies-for-server-storage-and-networkbelfuse.com/news
Agreement Includes Lineup of Power Semiconductor DevicesRichardson RFPD announced that it has entered into...8875Industry NewsAgreement Includes Lineup of Power Semiconductor DevicesRichardson RFPD announced that it has entered into a global franchise agreement with Hitachi ABB ABB Power Grids, Semiconductors. Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a leading supplier of power semiconductors with production facilities in Lenzburg, Switzerland, and Prague, Czech Republic. The company offers a wide variety of high-power semiconductors using conventional and future-oriented technologies for the traction, industrial and energy transmission market segments. Hitachi ABB Power Grids' power semiconductor business product portfolio includes GTOs, IGBTs, IGCTs, SiC modules, thyristors and diodes in the power range of 150–12000 A and 200–8500 V. The global agreement includes Hitachi ABB Power Grids' complete lineup of power semiconductor devices. "The addition of Hitachi ABB Power Grids' product portfolio enables Richardson RFPD to service additional high-power applications for energy transmission, traction and industrial applications," said Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., Richardson RFPD's president. "We appreciate Hitachi ABB Power Grids recognizing our global reach with local technical support to initiate new design opportunities." "Including Richardson RFPD as a channel partner increases our local presence in additional countries around the world," said Rainer Käsmaier, Hitachi ABB Power Grids' managing director semiconductors. "Their strong knowledge of power semiconductors and the markets we serve offered a natural fit to assist in expanding the visibility of our products and capabilities."17.09.2020 07:00:00Sep\images\news_richardsonrfpd.jpghttps://www.richardsonrfpd.com/Supplier/Index/ABBrichardsonrfpd.com/ABB
Industry's Reliability Requirements SurpassedAre GaN (gallium nitride) power transistors proven...8898Industry NewsIndustry's Reliability Requirements SurpassedAre GaN (gallium nitride) power transistors proven and reliable? GaN Systems released a whitepaper showing that GaN is reliable, with GaN Systems devices surpassing the criteria of both JEDEC and AEC-Q101 test specifications. The whitepaper, "Qualification and Reliability of GaN Power Semiconductors: A Collaborative Approach with Partners and Customers," provides an overview of an enhanced qualification strategy and processes that GaN Systems and its customers developed. Results based on the application of these new test methods on GaN Systems devices are also demonstrated in the paper. Current qualification guidelines and standards for GaN power transistors are applied with silicon transistors as the foundation, which already have several decades of use and reliability data behind it. GaN and other wideband gap transistors are different in material and construction. Hence, qualification requires a closer look at how and which testing guidelines apply. Renewed reliability testing methods are especially important as the mission profiles that model electronic system lifetimes are everchanging. GaN Systems and its partners from the global automotive, industrial, and HiRel industries have taken the lifetime and reliability challenge on to create an approach that draws considerations from JEDEC and AEC-Q and an understanding of industry challenges in qualification testing.16.09.2020 08:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_3.jpghttps://gan-systems.reportablenews.com/pr/gan-systems-surpasses-industry-s-toughest-reliability-requirementsgan-systems.reportablenews.com
Power Supply-on-Chip (PwrSoC) Corridor Webinar SeriesThe Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)...8882Event NewsPower Supply-on-Chip (PwrSoC) Corridor Webinar SeriesThe Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are sponsoring a webinar series during the first two weeks of November 2020. The webinar series is a corridor event made possible by the financial support of PSMA bridging the 2018 PwrSoC workshop and the 2021 PwrSoC Workshop rescheduled due to the COVID19 impact on the ability of attendees to travel to and attend a live event. The 2021 PwrSoC Workshop will be held October 24 through October 27, at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia PA. The (PwrSoC) webinar series will consist of three 2-hour Webinar sessions. Each session will address technology developments since the 2018 workshop and may well be ready for commercialization by the 2021 workshop. Each session will address a different set of applications and technology advances. The sessions will be on Thursday November 5, Tuesday November 10 and Thursday November 12. Each session will begin at 9:00 AM CST (GMT -6).  There will be three presentations per session. Each presentation will be approximately twenty-five minutes in length. There will be a panel question and answer session for the technical presentations at the end of each webinar event. Each webinar session will remain open until the presenters answer all the questions submitted. More information including the agendas of the webinar events are available on the PwrSoC website.15.09.2020 14:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_9.pnghttp://pwrsocevents.compwrsocevents.com
GaN-Powered LED DriversPower Integrations announced a member of the LYTSw...8890Product ReleaseGaN-Powered LED DriversPower Integrations announced a member of the LYTSwitch-6 family of safety-isolated LED drivers for smart lighting applications – the LYT6078C. This LYTSwitch-6IC uses Power Integrations' PowiGaN gallium nitride (GaN) technology to deliver efficiency and performance benefits, demonstrated by the new design example report (DER-920) the company also announced. The PowiGaN-based LYT6078C IC incorporates a 750 V power switch and delivers flicker-free output up to 90 W with other members of the family providing up to 110 W. Including both the PFC stage and the LYTSwitch-6 LED driver, system efficiency exceeds 90%. Housed in the miniature InSOP-24 surface-mount package, LYTSwitch-6 ICs are protected by an advanced thermal fold-back system, which reduces output power to limit device temperature during abnormal conditions, while still providing light output. LYTSwitch-6 ICs also incorporate Power Integrations' FluxLink communication technology, which allows secondary-side control without the need for an optocoupler, and provides better than ±3% CV and CC regulation across line, load, temperature, and manufacturing. All LYTSwitch-6 ICs exhibit fast transient response and easily support pulse-width-modulation (PWM) dimming.15.09.2020 11:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_17.jpghttps://investors.power.com/investors/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/Power-Integrations-Targets-Compact-Smart-Lighting-Designs-With-Highly-Efficient-GaN-Powered-LYTSwitch-6-LED-Drivers/default.aspxpower.com/press-releases
Automotive ESD ProtectionNexperia has introduced four TrEOS ESD protection ...8889Product ReleaseAutomotive ESD ProtectionNexperia has introduced four TrEOS ESD protection devices that are AEC-Q101- qualified for automotive use and high temperature capable up to 175°C. In common with all TrEOS components, the new parts combine extremely low capacitance ensuring high signal integrity, extremely low clamping and high robustness for modern automotive interfaces. Specific automotive applications include infotainment, multimedia and ADAS systems featuring USB 3.2, HDMI, LVDS, SerDes and SD-card interfaces. Nexperia's TrEOS ESD protection technology uses active silicon-controlled rectification to overcome the traditional protection trade-off challenge. Capacitance is kept down to 0.5 pF, clamping voltage is just 3 V and devices can withstand surge and ESD pulses up to 10 A 8/20 µs. This industry-leading performance in all areas is delivered in the extensively-proven SOT23 package. Lukas Droemer, Nexperia product manager commented: "Our TrEOS technology has set the industry benchmark for mobile and computing ESD protection since its launch in 2015. Now, as there is a demand for more and more connectivity in vehicles, Nexperia is continuing to qualify its TrEOS ESD protection portfolio for the automotive sector. With these new parts, automotive design engineers can empower their new systems with the efficiency of TrEOS ESD protection while improving system-level robustness." The first four PESD2USBx-T series AEC-Q101-qualified TrEOS ESD protection devices are in mass production now. 15.09.2020 10:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_16.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/new-automotive-treos-esd-protection-from-nexperia-combines-high-signal-integrity-low-clamping-voltage-and-high-surge-robustness.htmlnexperia.com/press-releases
Global Distribution AgreementVicor Corporation announced the expansion of its E...8878Industry NewsGlobal Distribution AgreementVicor Corporation announced the expansion of its Europe, Middle East and Africa relationship with Arrow Electronics to a global distribution agreement. "We are looking forward to working closely with Arrow to offer highly differentiated modular power solutions to their extensive customer base," said Rich Begen, vice president of Vicor global distribution and channel strategy. "This agreement comes at a time when many of our customers are asking for smaller and more efficient solutions for their power-delivery networks that are changing to meet ever-increasing system power demands," said David West, senior vice president of global marketing and engineering at Arrow.15.09.2020 10:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_5.pnghttp://www.vicorpower.com/press-room/vicor-arrow-agreementvicorpower.com/press-room
Full-SiC Power Modules for Industrial UseMitsubishi Electric announced its coming launch of...8888Product ReleaseFull-SiC Power Modules for Industrial UseMitsubishi Electric announced its coming launch of second-generation full-SiC (silicon carbide) power modules featuring a newly developed SiC chip for industrial use. The low power loss characteristics and high carrier frequency operation of the SiC-MOSFET (metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor) and SiC-SBD (schottky barrier diode) chips in the modules are expected to facilitate the development of more efficient, smaller and lighter weight power equipment in various industrial fields.15.09.2020 09:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_15.jpghttps://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2020/0915-b.htmlmitsubishielectric.com/news
Sweden's Hottest Tech StartupsSweGaN AB announced the company has been named for...8880Industry NewsSweden's Hottest Tech StartupsSweGaN AB announced the company has been named for the 2nd year in a row to the prestigious Ny Teknik (New Technology) "33 List" of Sweden's most promising and innovative young companies. This year's contenders included 270 companies. With headquarters based in the heart of Linköping Sweden's renowned technology hub, SweGaN manufactures unique GaN-on-SiC wafers called QuanFINE using a novel patented growth technology. The wafers are sold to leading manufacturers of components and devices for satellite communication, telecom, and defense applications, as well as world-leading manufacturers of power electronics used in electric vehicles, solar inverters and more. Earlier this year, the Swedish tech start-up reported exceptional results for 2019 with 300% year-on-year growth from 2018, with a doubling of commercial orders and collaboration in multiple prestigious EU projects. And now, SweGaN is awarded a place on the very prestigious "33-list" for the second year running. - "We are extremely excited to be named to NY Teknik's 33 List again this year," says Olof Kordina, CEO of SweGaN. - "Our customer base includes nearly all major players in the world. SweGaN's epiwafers are used by foundries, otherwise called semiconductor fabrication plants, where Power bars and MMIC's – monolithic microwave integrated circuits - are produced from the QuanFINE wafers."10.09.2020 12:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_7.jpghttps://swegan.se/pressreleasesep10.pdfswegan.se/pressrelease.pdf
Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Production SystemsGlobal technology company ABB and Hydrogen Optimiz...8879Industry NewsLarge-Scale Green Hydrogen Production SystemsGlobal technology company ABB and Hydrogen Optimized have agreed to jointly explore the development of large-scale green hydrogen production systems connected to the electrical grid to offer a clean, sustainable and affordable energy source. Hydrogen Optimized has ambitions to use its high current water electrolysis technology at scale to produce green hydrogen for emerging clean applications across industries, including chemical, utility and transportation. ABB's hydrogen research team will explore electrical power supply optimization through projects involving ABB high power rectifier (HPR) systems. Together, the companies plan to prove that Hydrogen Optimized's RuggedCell water electrolysis technology can be used to develop an integrated product solution based on a 100MW single module plant design concept. ABB is a leading worldwide supplier of high power rectifiers for any industrial application, providing maximum availability, highest productivity and with a high priority on personnel safety. Within its HPR range, rectifier systems provide DC current in the range of 5,000A to 550,000A, as single or multiple units and as such can provide nearly unlimited current and voltage combinations and meet most plant specific requirements. "ABB is a world leader in the control and electrification solutions designed for large-scale electrochemical processes," said Andrew T.B. Stuart, President and CEO of Hydrogen Optimized. "Such technology is an excellent fit with our patent pending RuggedCell. Together these technologies create a continuous reduction in the installed capital cost as the scale of the green hydrogen project increases."10.09.2020 11:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_6.jpghttps://new.abb.com/news/detail/67452/abb-and-hydrogen-optimized-to-explore-development-of-large-scale-green-hydrogen-production-systemsnew.abb.com
2020 IEEE International Electron Devices MeetingThe 66th annual IEEE International Electron Device...8907Event News2020 IEEE International Electron Devices MeetingThe 66th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting  (IEDM), to be held virtually December 12-16, 2020, will uphold the conference's tradition as the world's premier forum for the presentation of applied research in transistors and related devices, which are the building blocks of modern electronics technology. This year's theme is "Innovative Devices for a Better Future," which reflects the fact that, at a time of great global uncertainty, electronics technology is being used much more broadly than ever before to address the world's most pressing challenges. "The work to be presented at the IEDM is vital to society, and while we will miss the in-person interactions that normally take place at the conference, the fact it will be virtual this year makes it accessible to a larger worldwide audience," said Dina Triyoso, IEDM 2020 Publicity Chair and Technologist at TEL Technology Center, America, LLC. "People who couldn't attend the IEDM in prior years for any number of reasons such as visa difficulties, limited time or travel funds, and so forth, now have a chance to participate, interact with technology leaders, learn and enjoy the conference." 09.09.2020 17:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_12.jpghttps://ieee-iedm.org/ieee-iedm.org
Dispensable Thermal Interface MaterialThe Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporat...8892Product ReleaseDispensable Thermal Interface MaterialThe Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation announced the launch of THERM-A-GAP GEL 37, the next generation of single component, thermally conductive dispensable materials. THERM-A-GAP GEL 37 has been specifically designed to limit the batch-to-batch variations typically found in thermal dispensable materials. With a thermal conductivity of 3.7 W/m-K, its tighter, more controlled flow rate of 30g per minute, 50% higher than Parker's GEL 30, vastly improves dispensing in high volume applications. As a conformable, single component dispensable compound, GEL 37 has superior long-term stability and reliable performance. It does not require post cure, which helps to eliminate time consuming hand assembly and decrease installation costs. THERM-A-GAP GEL 37 will easily conform to irregular shapes without excessive force on components and also features a minimum bond line thickness of 0.1 mm. A variety of vessel sizes and configurations are available to suit any application, from hand dispensed syringes, to Semco and Nordson EFD tubes and large tubs for high volume applications. It is available in weights ranging from 30g to over 23kg. THERM-A-GAP GEL 37 also features a long 18-month shelf life and effective sag resistance to help maintain the shape of the material during the curing process.09.09.2020 13:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_19.jpghttps://www.parker.com/portal/site/PARKER/menuitem.31c35c58f54e63cb97b11b10237ad1ca/?vgnextoid=36df969850894710VgnVCM100000e6651dacRCRD&vgnextchannel=9383fbdc71fd7310VgnVCM100000200c1dacRCRD&vgnextfmt=EN&newsroom=Y&vgnextcat=News%20Release%20Detailsparker.com/portal
Cooperation to Develop Surface Coating SolutionsHöganäs and Lincotek Surface Solutions are to coop...8899Industry NewsCooperation to Develop Surface Coating SolutionsHöganäs and Lincotek Surface Solutions are to cooperate more closely. They announce an agreement to further strengthen their ongoing relationship in product and coating development for thermal spray and surface technology applications. The alliance targets the development of complete surface treatments for aerospace, energy, automotive and other industries. With the combination of the materials expertise of Höganäs and the surface technology expertise of Lincotek Group as an equipment supplier and service provider, both companies intend to offer newly developed solutions to end user industries for various applications. "We are delighted that Lincotek has chosen us as preferred material development partner for the Surface Solutions Division. We believe that the new cooperation agreement will further strengthen the ability of both companies to commonly develop and offer the best materials and coating solutions for the market," said Hans Keller, President Surface and Joining Technologies at Höganäs. "Our long-term fruitful business relationship with our partner Lincotek built an excellent foundation for this cooperation and we are now looking forward to the next chapter of an exciting journey together." Winfried Schaler, Group CEO at Lincotek commented: "To join forces is very exciting for us. We have been cooperating with Höganäs for many years. Today, market dynamics are changing rapidly and we need to provide answers to the latest development needs in the industry."09.09.2020 09:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_4.jpghttps://www.hoganas.com/en/news-and-events/news/2020/hoganas-and-lincotek-sign-cooperation-agreement/?s=corporatehoganas.com/news
Growing Customer Demand for Test and Measurement ExpertiseKeysight Technologies announced it has expanded th...8876Industry NewsGrowing Customer Demand for Test and Measurement ExpertiseKeysight Technologies announced it has expanded the company's KeysightCare program to provide a growing customer base with fast, reliable access to priority technical support. KeysightCare is a scalable and comprehensive support model offering test and measurement expertise through a dedicated, proactive single point of contact for instruments, software, application measurements and test. This integrated support model is now available with five tiers to meet the specific hardware, software and technical support needs of customers. On August 24, 2020, Keysight released the results of a 3rd party survey that showed nearly all companies that design and develop electronic products experience costly and preventable delays related to test equipment configuration, maintenance or training issues. The survey found that 97% of respondents had experienced production delays that directly caused revenue loss to their business, and 90% of respondents said they would value access to testing expertise from outside the organization and that their test teams would work more efficiently with faster access to technical support experts and knowledge resources. The newest offering in the KeysightCare portfolio is KeysightCare Technical Support, tailored to cover all Keysight instruments at a customer site, regardless of performance level, use model, warranty period or discontinuance status. Since November 2018, classic KeysightCare Assured is included with the majority of newly delivered Keysight instruments and software.09.09.2020 08:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_3.pnghttps://www.keysight.com/gb/en/about/newsroom/news-releases/2020/0909-nr20109-keysight-technologies-bolsters-technical-support-se.htmlkeysight.com/newsroom
Wireless Battery Management System for Electric VehiclesAnalog Devices announced the industry's first wire...8886Product ReleaseWireless Battery Management System for Electric VehiclesAnalog Devices announced the industry's first wireless battery management system (wBMS), which enables automotive manufacturers increased flexibility to scale their electric vehicle fleets into volume production across a wide range of vehicle classes. This is the first wireless battery management system available for production electric vehicles, and it will debut on General Motors' production vehicles powered by Ultium batteries. The implementation of ADI's wBMS eliminates the traditional wired harness, saving up to 90% of the wiring and up to 15% of the volume in the battery pack, as well as improving design flexibility and manufacturability, without compromising range and accuracy over the life of the battery. ADI's wBMS includes all integrated circuits, hardware and software for power, battery management, RF communication, and system functions in a single system-level product that supports ASIL-D safety and module-level security building upon ADI's proven industry leading BMS battery cell measurement technology. By delivering high accuracy for the lifetime of the vehicle, the system enables maximum energy use per cell required for best vehicle range and supports safe and sustainable zero-cobalt battery chemistries, such as lithium iron phosphate (LFP). "We are pleased to collaborate with ADI to take the wBMS technology to production as part of our ground-breaking Ultium battery platform," said Kent Helfrich, Executive Director, Global Electrification and Battery Systems at General Motors. "ADI's wBMS technology enables the more widespread electrification of our fleet, and we look forward to a continued collaboration with ADI to deliver innovation in safety, quality, and performance for the future."09.09.2020 07:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_13.jpghttps://www.analog.com/en/about-adi/news-room/press-releases/2020/adi-introduces-automotive-industry-first-wireless-battery-management-system-electric-vehicles.htmlanalog.com/news-room
Work from Home ProgramIn times of Covid-19, many electronic developments...8859Industry NewsWork from Home ProgramIn times of Covid-19, many electronic developments take place in home offices. Access to software licenses from home is a problem for many companies. To make working in the home office easier, FlowCAD and Cadence have launched another work-from-home program. FlowCAD offers the perpetual license of "OrCAD PCB Designer Standard" including 2 years of maintenance at a promotional price. Every developer, librarian and PCB designer is flexible and can use his own license locally at home. No online connection to the company's IT is required - the employees are again productive and can organize their working hours freely. With OrCAD PCB Designer Standard you can capture schematics and simulate with PSpice, place components and route PCBs and create library components. The first Work from Home Program of FlowCAD and Cadence in April 2020 with a free 30-day full version has been a great help for developers and was huge received. The OrCAD Student Program provides validated students with a professional OrCAD PCB Design and a PSpice Circuit Simulator license for free.06.09.2020 10:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_5.pnghttps://www.flowcad.com/en/orcad-standard-promo.htmflowcad.com
electronica 2020 to be Held DigitallyMesse München will organize the world's leading tr...8855Event Newselectronica 2020 to be Held DigitallyMesse München will organize the world's leading trade fair and conference for electronics as a virtual event this year. The current travel restrictions in Europe, which are becoming more stringent, have required a re-thinking of planning. The digital format for electronica in November will give exhibitors the opportunity to book digital trade fair booths. electronica virtual will also provide all customers additional ways to interact and network. A large portion of the conference and supporting program will also be available digitally. New developments related to the coronavirus pandemic prompted Messe München to decide to hold electronica as a virtual event this year. In light of travel restrictions that have been imposed by a large number of visitor and exhibitor countries, electronica would have lost its character as a world-leading trade fair if it had been held as an in-person event in November. Falk Senger, Managing Director of Messe München, said: "Even though an in-person trade fair could have been conducted with the help of our safety and hygiene concept, the latest developments related to travel restrictions in many countries forced us to rethink our plans. We are adapting these plans to this dynamic situation and are now focusing solely on our virtual format. International exhibitors and visitors are the heart of electronica. In light of current Covid-19 conditions, we would not have been able to meet the expectations with an in-person trade fair."05.09.2020 06:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_1.jpghttps://electronica.de/en/newsroom/press-material/press-releases/detail/electronica-2020-to-be-held-digitally.phpelectronica.de/newsroom
Inductive Energy HarvestingBy bringing together TCT's engineering expertise i...8870Product ReleaseInductive Energy HarvestingBy bringing together TCT's engineering expertise in ferromagnetic cores with e-peas' popular AEMS series of ultra-low power PMICs, the two companies have been able to develop an innovative energy harvesting platform that is based on induction. The demonstration will consist of a compact TCT current generator accompanied by an e-peas AEM30940 PMIC. This current generator will be placed onto an electricity cable (carrying a few amps of AC current). Through induction it will be able to harvest energy from the AC current passing through the cable, with the AEM30940 (in combination with a semi-active rectifier) converting and managing the current delivered. The DC current will subsequently be used to power a connected hardware device comprising multiple sensors and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon connectivity. An LED indicator is included to show that this is in operation. The 3µW cold start power of the AEM30940, which is much lower than competing solutions, will prove pivotal in allowing energy to be efficiently harvested from the AC source. Also, thanks to low internal leakage exhibited by this PMIC, it will be able to take care of the storage of extracted energy and provide a regulated voltage to the connected low-power hardware. The AEM30940's linear converters provide two independents regulated voltages, which thereby eliminates the need of any additional converters.03.09.2020 13:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_16.pnghttps://e-peas.com/e-peas.com
10kw SMPS TransformerPayton Planar introduces a High Voltage Planar Tra...8869Product Release10kw SMPS TransformerPayton Planar introduces a High Voltage Planar Transformer with PARTIAL DISCHARGE extinction voltage (<10pC) of 10kV between primary, secondary and core. The total output power is 10kW at 250kHz and 400V input voltage. The output is 95V at 100Amps. The topology is full bridge with -55°C to 150°C operation. Power dissipation is 80Watts at 99.2% efficiency. The size is L:100mm, W:80mm, H:40mm. The weight is less than 600grams.03.09.2020 12:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_15.jpghttps://www.paytongroup.com/planar-transformerspaytongroup.com/planar-transformers
Silicon Carbide MADK Board for Servo DrivesIn power electronics motor drives take up a major ...8866Product ReleaseSilicon Carbide MADK Board for Servo DrivesIn power electronics motor drives take up a major share in the market. With its CoolSiC MOSFET Modular Application Design Kit (MADK) boards Infineon Technologies helps in further shortening time to market in this relevant segment. As part of the MADK platform for motors of up to 7.5 kW, the evaluation board EVAL-M5-IMZ120R-SIC is a 3-phase inverter board aiming at servo drive applications. As a true first, Infineon offers details about schematics (PDF), parts (Excel), layout (Gerber), and design package (Altium) as download package on the company's website. In this way, the board can also serve as a reference design facilitating the design process. For servo drive applications, silicon carbide reduces semiconductor power losses by up to 80 percent. Making use of this technology can lead to zero maintenance of drives since fans might not be needed for cooling. Additionally, it allows the integration of motor and drive with less complex cabling making inverter cabinets redundant. The evaluation board was developed to support customers during their first steps designing applications with the CoolSiC MOSFET 1200 V in discrete packages (IMW120R045M1) and EiceDRIVER 1200 V isolated gate driver (1EDI20H12AH). The assembled discrete has a rated blocking voltage of 1200 V at a typical on-state resistance of 45 m?, the board supports all CoolSiC MOSFETs in 3pin and 4pin TO247 packages.03.09.2020 09:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_12.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFIPC202009-089.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
Thermoconductive Gap FillerWith its WE-TGF (Thermal Gap Filler) Würth Elektro...8871Product ReleaseThermoconductive Gap FillerWith its WE-TGF (Thermal Gap Filler) Würth Elektronik now offers a solution for heat dissipation. The outstanding feature of the self-adhesive gap-filler material: The non-conductive barrier with a high dielectric strength has a high thermoconductivity index of 1 W/(m*K). The material easily adapts to the differing thicknesses of components on the PCB and fills the gaps between hot electronic components and metal casings or cooling components. WE-TGF is made of silicone incorporating ceramic particles. For applications in which the PCB is screwed onto a metal plate, the material is also reinforced with a glass-fibre mesh. The thermoconductive gap filler is suited for use e.g. in power electronics, entertainment technology, or in networking devices. WE-TGF is available ex stock in a variety of dimensions and in thicknesses ranging from 0.23 to 5 mm. Developers working in the prototype construction area can request individually cut samples, which are shipped within 48 hours of ordering. Customization comes at no extra charge for the customer.02.09.2020 14:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_17.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113279.phpwe-online.com/news
Intensifying CollaborationPanasonic Industry Europe is proud to announce its...8858Industry NewsIntensifying CollaborationPanasonic Industry Europe is proud to announce its Gold partner status under NXP Semiconductor's Ecosystem member program. With the Gold partner status NXP recognizes market leaders and strengthens the bond for future product development. It also underlines a strong strategic positioning between the products of both companies and the shared mindset for offering solutions to customers which are one step ahead in the market. The close relationship between NXP Semiconductors and Panasonic Industry enables customers to utilize the features of NXP's MCUXpresso software with integrated driver support for Panasonic Wi-Fi solutions like the PAN9026 module on the i.MX RT MCU series. This valuable advantage simplifies and accelerates the application development and speed-up the ready-to-market process. Furthermore the PAN9026 Wi-Fi Dual Band and Bluetooth module supports Linux Full GPL for NXP's i.MX6 or i.MX8 and any other Linux based application processor. Pascal Meier, Panasonic Industry Product Marketing Sensors & Wireless Connectivity states: „We are very proud to be awarded the Gold partner status within NXP's member program because our customers profit from the knowledge and experience of Panasonic and NXP. With the combination of NXP's 88W8977 SoC on the PAN9026 module for example we were able to combine the most important short range wireless technologies in one chip. Engineered in Germany, manufactured in Slovakia we can provide our customers the flexibility for a wide range of wireless applications."02.09.2020 09:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_4.jpghttps://industry.panasonic.eu/panasonic-industry-news/panasonic-industry-europe-intensifies-collaboration-nxp-semiconductorsindustry.panasonic.eu/news
DC/DC Buck-Boost Converter Extends Battery LifeTexas Instruments introduced a DC/DC buck-boost co...8868Product ReleaseDC/DC Buck-Boost Converter Extends Battery LifeTexas Instruments introduced a DC/DC buck-boost converter to combine programmable input current limit and integrated dynamic voltage scaling to extend battery life by at least 50%. The TPS63900 maintains the low quiescent current (IQ), 75 nA, with 92% efficiency at 10 µA and delivers up to three times more output current than competing devices to help engineers extend the life span of battery-powered industrial and personal electronics applications. It is a common challenge for engineers to design for low IQ while providing enough output current to send signals between connected smart grid applications and a network via commonly used radio-frequency standards, such as narrowband Internet of Things (IoT), Bluetooth Low Energy, and long-range and wireless M-Bus. The TPS63900 helps engineers conserve energy in wirelessly connected applications that run on batteries. It integrates dynamic voltage scaling to deliver power while keeping the system at the minimum voltage required to operate efficiently, maximizing battery life and reducing required maintenance for industrial applications. This feature enables design engineers to optimize power architectures for ultra-low-power sensors and wireless connectivity integrated circuits, supporting applications that can operate for at least 10 years using the primary battery. For example, the buck-boost converter can be paired with TI's MSP430FR2155 in security sensors or wireless IoT sensors to monitor the vibration of water pumps for predictive maintenance and help drive down costs.01.09.2020 11:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_14.jpghttps://news.ti.com/ti-introduces-industrys-first-dcdc-buck-boost-converter-to-extend-battery-life-by-50-and-offer-lowest-iqnews.ti.com
Sale of Foundry Services Group and FabMagnaChip Semiconductor announced that certain of ...8860Industry NewsSale of Foundry Services Group and FabMagnaChip Semiconductor announced that certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries have completed the previously announced sale of the Company's Foundry Services Group and the factory in Cheongju ("Fab 4") to Key Foundry Co., Ltd., for a purchase price equal to approximately $350.6 million, which includes a positive working capital adjustment of approximately $5.9 million. The purchase price was paid in a combination of U.S. Dollars in the amount of $46.5 million and Korean Won in the amount of approximately KRW 360.6 billion. In addition to the purchase price, the buyer assumed all severance liabilities relating to the transferred employees, which have a value of approximately $100 million. Buyer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Magnus Semiconductor, LLC, which was established by Alchemist Capital Partners Korea Co., Ltd. and Credian Partners, Inc. On April 20, 2020, Magnus assigned, and Key Foundry assumed, all rights and obligations of Magnus under the business transfer agreement relating to this transaction. 01.09.2020 11:00:00Sep\images\news_magnachip.pnghttps://www.magnachip.com/aboutus/aboutus_sub12.htmlmagnachip.com/aboutus
Isao Matsumoto Appointed as President and CEOThe Board of Directors of ROHM has appointed Mr. I...8856PeopleIsao Matsumoto Appointed as President and CEOThe Board of Directors of ROHM has appointed Mr. Isao Matsumoto as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of ROHM Co, Ltd. Isao Matsumoto has worked for ROHM since 1985. Most recently he was responsible for quality, safety and production as Director, Member of the Board and Managing Executive Officer. With his expertise across business segments, passion for innovation and his network with employees, customers and investors built up over many years, Mr. Matsumoto is the right leader to continue the company's successful strategy and providing new impulses for further growth. "In recent years, issues related to the environment, resources, and energy have taken on greater urgency, impacting not only various markets but society as a whole. At the same time, major changes are taking place in the automotive industry, including the evolution of AI and technological innovation for achieving autonomous driving", explains Isao Matsumoto as the new President and CEO of ROHM Co, Ltd. "ROHM will accompany this transition with its unique technology and product portfolio. We are focusing in particular on the automotive and industrial equipment sectors along with overseas markets, while strengthening our development capabilities centered on power and analog – together with a manufacturing system to support it. In doing so, I will continue to foster a culture of innovation and team spirit. We will overcome future challenges as "One ROHM", as a unified ROHM Group working together with unwavering dedication." Isao Matsumoto graduated from department of metal engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology.01.09.2020 07:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_2.jpghttp://www.rohm.com/eurohm.com
Polymer Electrolytic Multianode ChipAVX Corporation is the first manufacturer qualifie...8863Product ReleasePolymer Electrolytic Multianode ChipAVX Corporation is the first manufacturer qualified to supply polymer electrolytic multianode capacitors for use in European Space Agency (ESA) programs. The company's TCS Series COTS-Plus Solid Polymer Electrolytic Multianode Chip Capacitors, which are manufactured at the ESA-qualified AVX Czech Republic facility in Lanskroun, are now listed on the European Space Components Coordination (ESCC) Qualified Parts List (QPL), Detailed Specification 3012/006, as recommended by the Space Components Steering Board. TCS Series solid polymer electrolytic multianode capacitors approved to the ESCC QPL have a ruggedized multianode construction with three parallel anodes. The E-case (EIA Metric 7343-43) components measure 7.30mm x 4.30mm x 4.10mm (L x W x H ±0.20) and satisfy stringent space and weight requirements for aerospace equipment. Each lot is subjected to statistical screening, accelerated ageing, and comprehensive testing procedures to ensure long lifetime operation in extreme environments with improved base reliability of 0.5% per 1,000 hours. They exhibit low equivalent series resistance (ESR) with values ranging from 12–50mO depending on capacitance and voltage. The capacitance range is 22–470µF with a ±20% capacitance tolerance and a voltage range of 6.3–35VDC for operating temperatures extending from -55°C to +105°C. Customers can also choose testing levels B or C and request one of three lot acceptance testing (LAT) procedures per ESCC regulations to ensure suitable reliability for various space, avionics, military, industrial, and telecommunications applications.01.09.2020 06:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-09-15_9.jpghttp://www.avx.com/press-releases/avx-supplies-the-first-escc-qpl-approved-polymer-electrolytic-multianode-capacitors/avx.com/press-releases
Glass Reinforced Thermoset Multi-Thickness BondplyRogers Corporation's RO4450T bondply offers design...8872Product ReleaseGlass Reinforced Thermoset Multi-Thickness BondplyRogers Corporation's RO4450T bondply offers designers a spread glass reinforced bonding material in seven thickness options ranging between 0.0025" (0.064mm) and 0.006" (0.152mm), improving flexibility for high multilayer board count designs. RO4450T glass reinforced thermoset bondplies were developed for wireless circuit designers looking for a better performing and more reliable alternative to FR-4 materials. The thermosetting hydrocarbon ceramic resin system facilitates a high post cure Tg, making these materials an excellent choice for multilayers requiring sequential laminations as fully cured RO4400 bondplys are capable of handling multiple lamination cycles. In addition, FR-4 compatible bond requirements permit RO4450T bondply and low flow FR-4 bondply to be combined into non-homogeneous multilayer constructions using a single bond cycle. RO4450T bondplys are recognized by Underwriter Laboratories with the UL 94 V-0 flame rating, and are compatible with lead-free processes.31.08.2020 15:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_18.jpghttps://rogerscorp.com/advanced-connectivity-solutions/ro4000-series-laminatesrogerscorp.com/laminates
Acquisition to Drive LiDAR SolutionsAllegro MicroSystems announced the acquisition of ...8862Industry NewsAcquisition to Drive LiDAR SolutionsAllegro MicroSystems announced the acquisition of Voxtel, Inc, a privately held company specializing in advanced photonic and 3D imaging technology including long-range, eye-safe Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). This acquisition brings together Voxtel's significant laser and imaging expertise with Allegro's automotive leadership and scale to enable the next generation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). "Allegro is a market leader in magnetic sensors for the automotive market. Annually, we ship more than 1 billion devices into automotive systems – 100 million of which are shipped into advanced automotive safety systems, including semi-autonomous vehicle systems," said Ravi Vig, CEO of Allegro. "Our experience, scale and design for quality uniquely position us to enhance the Voxtel LiDAR portfolio for ADAS applications, aiming to make LiDAR systems safer, cost-effective, and widely adopted features in the cars of the future." "We are combining Voxtel's proven LiDAR technology born out of an impressive history in ranging and space applications, with Allegro's automotive expertise, world class IC design, proven quality systems, and high-volume manufacturing proficiency," said Mike Doogue, Senior Vice President of Business Development. "Our OEM and Tier-1 customers will now have access to this advanced technology with Allegro's assurance of world-class global support and the scale needed to support automotive manufacturing volumes."31.08.2020 13:00:00Aug\images\news_allegro.pnghttps://www.allegromicro.com/en/about-allegro/news-room/2020/allegro-acquires-voxtelallegromicro.com/news-room
50 Years SCHURTEROn September 1, 1970, the first subsidiary of SCHU...8881Industry News50 Years SCHURTEROn September 1, 1970, the first subsidiary of SCHURTER AG started operations in Endingen, Baden-Württemberg in Germany. Number of employees: 12. Production site: a former cigar factory in need of renovation. At the end of the 1960s, Western Europe was in a state of transition. What we know today as the European Union of nearly 30 member states was in the founding phase of its predecessor institutions. At the same time in Switzerland, SCHURTER AG in Lucerne was under the management of Rolf Schurter, the son of the company founder Heinrich Schurter. Things were going well. The production capacities were exhausted, space was in short supply and it was time to think about expansion.31.08.2020 13:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-10-01_8.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/content/download/4509378/69938842/version/2/file/SCHURTER_SuccessStory_50_years_SGmbH_en.pdfschurter.com/SuccessStory.pdf
3W High Isolation DC/DC ConvertersCOSEL announced the addition of a series of high i...8867Product Release3W High Isolation DC/DC ConvertersCOSEL announced the addition of a series of high isolation 3W DC/DC converters for medical and industrial applications. Packaged in a Single In Line (SIP) type 8, the COSEL MH3 series has a reinforce isolation of 3kVAC, 4.2KVDC, complies with medical isolation standard (2MOOP (250VAC)) and ruggedized for industrial applications that might implies differential In/OUT voltage. Three input voltages (4.5V-18V ; 9V – 36V and 18V -76V) and a large variety of single (MHFS3) and dual output (MHFW3) cover a large range of applications. Designed for performances, the MH3 has only 20pF max insulation capacitance reducing noise transfer. The COSEL MH3 is a unique design from COSEL, manufactured in Japan and covers by a 5 years warranty. Designed with high reliability in mind, the COSEL MH3 series has a reinforced insulation, sustains 3kVAC and 4.2kVAC isolation test in accordance to safety standards and its transformer designed to sustain differential voltage that might happen in industrial applications. With long expertize in designing power supplies for equipment using IGBT drivers, COSEL designers applied high-power high-isolation best practice to the low power 3W MH3 series to reduce isolation fatigue resulting from differential high voltage happening in motor control or IGBT driver.31.08.2020 10:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_13.jpghttps://www.coseleurope.eu/news-item-617-cosel-releases-new-family-of-medical-dc-dccoseleurope.eu/news
High Precision Linear Power AmplifierThe PA22 from Apex Microtechnology offers exceptio...8865Product ReleaseHigh Precision Linear Power AmplifierThe PA22 from Apex Microtechnology offers exceptional power handling capability by meeting high supply voltage demands, driving substantial current levels, and providing a remarkable internal power dissipation capacity. The PA22 delivers these features in a space-saving SIP package, providing users with a new standard of linear power amplifier for high pulse current applications. The device provides a peak current capability of 13.6 amps, can handle a maximum supply voltage of 250 volts, and offers an internal power dissipation of 250 watts. Its novel design allows for easy and reliable mechanical mounting and thermal interfacing with industry standard heat sink techniques, also enabling strong performance even when socketed. This amplifier is equipped with output temperature sensing and current limit, providing users further control in its operation and system integration. "PA22 is designed to withstand fault conditions on system side for a certain time without catastrophic impact on its functionality.", says Director of Business Development, Jens Eltze. "The device underlines again our commitment to supporting our markets and customers with products that solve difficult analog power challenges".31.08.2020 08:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_11.jpghttps://apexanalog.com/press/product_news_pa22.htmlapexanalog.com/press
Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes for Automotive, Mechatronics, and ElectronicsThe DLM5000 oscilloscopes from Yokogawa are succes...8873Product ReleaseMixed Signal Oscilloscopes for Automotive, Mechatronics, and ElectronicsThe DLM5000 oscilloscopes from Yokogawa are successors to the eight-channel DLM4000 series mixed signal oscilloscopes, and feature a number of improved functions and enhanced operability. In addition, a DLMsync option is planned to be released by next spring that will enable measurements to be taken simultaneously by two connected DLM5000 oscilloscopes. The DLM5000 series is targeted at developers of new automotive, mechatronics, and electronics products, and may be used in combination with Yokogawa ScopeCorders, power analyzers, and other products. The DLM5000 series models have either four or eight analog input channels. With a single DLM5000 oscilloscope, it is possible to simultaneously view signals and inputs from up to eight analog signals and a 16 bit logic channel (32 bit logic channel available as an option). When simultaneously measuring inputs from all analog channels, each of the two models can maintain a maximum sampling rate of 2.5 GS/s (giga sampling/second), twice the speed of the DLM4000 series. With the optional DLMsync function that is planned to be released by next spring, it will be possible to simultaneously and accurately measure signals from up to 16 analog channels and two 32 bit logic channels (with the optional function enabled) by connecting two DLM5000 oscilloscopes. This is sufficient for and offers great flexibility with the debugging of embedded systems.28.08.2020 16:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_19.jpghttps://tmi.yokogawa.com/news/press-releases/2020/yokogawa-test-measurement-releases-dlm5000-series-mixed-signal-oscilloscopes/tmi.yokogawa.com/news
SPS 2020 Goes All-VirtualDue to the ongoing travel restrictions and other f...8842Event NewsSPS 2020 Goes All-VirtualDue to the ongoing travel restrictions and other fundamental changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Mesago Messe Frankfurt has decided to hold the SPS 2020 in an all-virtual format. "We're very disappointed to have to cancel this year's SPS event in Nuremberg," says Martin Roschkowski, President of Mesago Messe Frankfurt. "Early this summer, all signs were pointing in the right direction and we were all but certain that the exhibition would go ahead in November. The safety and hygiene concept we had put together at the time was well received and developed further by many people involved in the SPS. For us, it was another example of how well the SPS community works together, and our sincere thanks go out to all those who pitched in." The main reasons behind the event's cancellation include the serious concerns many participants had expressed with regard to the very different surrounding conditions at hand and the well-being of their employees. The strict hygiene and social distancing rules that have been established, the travel restrictions in place, and the economic uncertainty resulting from the pandemic have made it clear that it would not be possible to hold the high-quality exhibition SPS attendees have come to expect.26.08.2020 13:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_7.jpghttps://sps.mesago.com/nuernberg/en/press/press-releases/sps-press-releases/sps-all-virtual.htmlsps.mesago.com/press
Reference Design for Electric Mobility SolutionsRenesas introduced a 48V Mobility Winning Combinat...8857Industry NewsReference Design for Electric Mobility SolutionsRenesas introduced a 48V Mobility Winning Combination Solution that helps customers accelerate the development of e-scooters, e-bikes, UPS and energy storage systems. This reference design uses a modular approach in both hardware and software to showcase core and optional functional blocks that can be adopted for many 24V-48V applications such as lawn mowers, electric carts, robot cleaners, power tools, power banks, and more. It also uses 15 Renesas ICs, including three key devices: the ISL94216 16-cell battery front end (BFE), robust HIP2211 100V MOSFET drivers, and RX23T 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) for motor control. The 48V mobility winning combination solution is powered from a 25 AHr Li-ion battery that drives a 1600W inverter to attain speeds up to 5000 rpm. "Micromobility options like e-scooters and e-bikes offer an attractive, low-carbon footprint vehicle for first-mile and last-mile travel. Rising demand for these applications is driving new battery management capabilities as cell balancing plays an increasingly critical role in recharging," said DK Singh, Director, Systems and Solutions Team at Renesas. "Our new 48V mobility winning combination solution combines Renesas' advanced BFE, industry-leading MCUs, along with analog and power devices, and innovative motor control technology to help customers speed up the development of their high power and torque e-scooters and e-bikes."26.08.2020 08:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_3.jpghttps://www.renesas.com/eu/en/about/press-center/news/2020/news20200826.htmlrenesas.com/news
Real-time Spectrum AnalyzersRIGOL Technologies is expanding its real-time spec...8853Product ReleaseReal-time Spectrum AnalyzersRIGOL Technologies is expanding its real-time spectrum analyzers series RSA5000 and RSA3000 with a VNA option (Vector Network Analyzer). The devices are based on the UltraReal technology developed by Rigol. This platform allows real-time measurements and more. The RSA5000N and RSA3000N series now have the integrated VNA function as standard and are characterized by their compact and elegant design and operation via touchscreen for even more diverse applications. The instruments are available in different bandwidths from 9 kHz to 1.5 GHz or even up to 6.5 GHz. The RSA5000N and RSA3000N series have a modular structure and, in addition to the new VNA function, also include the four well-known function modules RTSA (real-time spectrum analyzer up to a maximum bandwidth of 40 MHz), GPSA (sweep-based spectrum analyzer with outstanding performance), EMI (pre-compliance tests according to CISPR specifications) and VSA (vector signal analysis for different digital demodulation and bit error measurement, only RSA5000N). Real-time spectrum analyzers are executing important functions in many test laboratories and they are often equated to high costs. The extended basic performance series RSA5000N or RSA3000N is a cost-effective alternative for users with demanding analysis tasks and at the same time limited budgets. This fully equipped instrument features fully digital IF technology (Intermediate Frequency) for accurate and high-resolution measurements across the entire frequency range from 9 kHz to 6.5 GHz.25.08.2020 16:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_19.jpghttps://eu.rigol.com/products/spectrum-analyzers.htmleu.rigol.com/spectrum-analyzers
Taking Part at Power Electronics 2020Proton-Electrotex will take part in International ...8861Industry NewsTaking Part at Power Electronics 2020Proton-Electrotex will take part in International exhibition of power electronics components and modules - PowerElectronics 2020. The Power Electronics exhibition will be held in Crocus Expo, Moscow on 27-29 of October 2020. Power Electronics exhibition is in the only in Russia specialized exhibition of power electronics components and systems for various industries. Proton-Electrotex traditionally presents its latest research and new products there. Besides, we showcase samples of existing portfolio already known to our customers. All visitors of the exhibition will have an opportunity to talk to representatives of the company's management, engineering team, customer support, purchasing, sales and marketing departments. You can find Proton in Pavilion 1; Hall 1.25.08.2020 12:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_7.jpghttps://en.proton-electrotex.com/news/power-electronics-2020proton-electrotex.com/news
Product Releases and ServicesThe "Electronic Components 2020" catalogue is now ...8839Industry NewsProduct Releases and ServicesThe "Electronic Components 2020" catalogue is now available, and can be ordered from Würth Elektronik in the print version or downloaded as a PDF. The 184-page catalogue presents products and services in the area of passive components, optoelectronics, and power modules. Separate special catalogues are available for many other product categories of Würth Elektronik. All products in the catalogue are available ex stock. Würth Elektronik is glad to supply free-of-charge samples to support developers in their projects: in connection with the design kits, which can be refilled at no extra charge, they can also be supplied to development labs over their entire product life. Among the many highlights of the "Electronic Components 2020" catalogue are the high-current flat-wire inductors (WE-HCM), multilayer ceramic inductors (WE-MK), and current sense transformers of the WE-CST EE4.4 series. Thanks to an innovative manufacturing process, these transformers are smaller and better insulated than comparable products available on the market. In the optoelectronics field, the WL-OCPT optocoupler phototransistors and the extensions of the LED range by white LEDs with five different color temperatures deserve particular attention. The additions to the range of the MagI³C-FDSM family of particularly efficient power modules will surely also whet the appetites of developers and suppliers.25.08.2020 10:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_4.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_List_WE_Gruppe.phpwe-online.com/news
High-Voltage Home Storage SystemThe BMZ Group is starting the delivery of HYPERION...8846Product ReleaseHigh-Voltage Home Storage SystemThe BMZ Group is starting the delivery of HYPERION home storage systems and is completing its product range in the "Green Energy" area with the innovative high-voltage home storage system - a modular, expandable system for the residential market on a 300 volt basis. The modular structure enables the installer to assemble quickly and easily and the operator a high degree of flexibility and cost security, since the system can be subsequently expanded with the modules without great effort. The HELIOS modules deliver 2.5 kWh and can therefore range from a basic configuration of 7.5 to max. 15 kWh usable energy content can be expanded in one housing. This has now resulted in a storage system that can not only be integrated into today's design, but above all maximizes the yields over the entire service life. Our Green Energy products, especially of course the flagship HYPERION, are developed in Germany and are also built here. Caption: High-Voltage-System Hyperion, modular structure and primarily located in the home storage area. "After an intensive dialogue with installers and end users, the HYPERION system was developed, which is one of the top devices in today's solar storage market. Not only the price of the hardware is relevant for us, but above all the manageable acquisition and installation costs as well as low maintenance and follow-up costs have been given to the engineers of the BMZ Group as a guideline. "Sven Bauer, CEO and founder of the BMZ Group, sums up.25.08.2020 09:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_12.jpghttps://www.bmz-group.com/media/attachments/2020/08/25/070-pm-hyperion_en.pdfbmz-group.com/media.pdf
Capacitors for Pulsed Power ApplicationsCornell Dubilier Electronics announces a major pro...8851Product ReleaseCapacitors for Pulsed Power ApplicationsCornell Dubilier Electronics announces a major product expansion of standard and custom high energy storage, pulse-discharge capacitors. These are specialized devices, designed for applications requiring repetitive high energy and high voltage charge/discharge cycles. The capacitor technology is based on film dielectric with self-healing metallized or high current discrete foil electrodes, depending upon application requirements. There are both dry and oil-impregnated types, offered with a broad range of plastic or metal packaging configurations and a variety of terminal options. Designed to deliver large amounts of energy in short bursts, these devices are aimed at end-product applications in external defibrillators, industrial lasers, critical military applications, pulse forming networks and more. These specialized markets are growing more rapidly than many others in power electronics, and often require custom products. Reliability of these capacitors is paramount, and must therefore be designed, constructed, and tested to deliver consistent performance over the life of the application. Due to the critical nature of their applications, CDE stresses the need to gain a thorough understanding of the performance requirements and will work collaboratively with customers to develop an optimal solution. Designs are typically qualified after considerable testing by CDE and in the customers' own testing programs. Cornell Dubilier's high energy storage, pulse-discharge capacitors are designed and built in the USA, with voltage ratings up to 100 kV and peak discharge current ratings of up to 250 kA.24.08.2020 14:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_17.jpghttps://www.cde.com/news/2020/8/pulse-discharge-capacitorscde.com/news
Valuable Further Training for Practical UseThe practice-oriented seminar by EMC expert Lee Hi...8838Event NewsValuable Further Training for Practical UseThe practice-oriented seminar by EMC expert Lee Hill provides important knowledge on effective PCB design strategies. The seminar will be available online and in real-time. From 6 – 7 October 2020, EMC users can look forward to a 2-day seminar entitled "Advanced PCB Design for EMC and Signal Integrity." The seminar by Lee Hill, Founding Partner of SILENT Solutions LLC, consists of a unique blend of theory and applications to illustrate effective PCB design strategies. Participants can enjoy hardware demonstrations in real-time to illustrate inductance, common-impedance coupling, common-mode current, and ground loops in PCBs, cables, and systems. Furthermore, the instructor, Lee Hill will also discuss specific instances of single-point, multi-point, "good", and "bad" grounds. Another highlight of the seminar will be the examination of actual SILENT client case histories as well as examples of integrated circuit application notes that give bad EMC design advice. The seminar is intended for electrical design engineers and EMC engineers who design circuit schematics as well as PCBs who are interested in PCB design techniques to improve: · regulatory EMC performance, i.e., emissions and immunity of and to digital, analog, and mixed signal designs · functional performance of sensors, switch mode power supplies either as victims of noise or sources of noise · low frequency and high frequency signal fidelity, especially of analog signals.24.08.2020 09:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_3.jpghttps://emv-seminars.mesago.com/events/en.htmlemv-seminars.mesago.com
Automotive High Voltage Evaluation PlatformArrow Electronics has introduced the Automotive Hi...8841Industry NewsAutomotive High Voltage Evaluation PlatformArrow Electronics has introduced the Automotive High Voltage Evaluation Platform (AHVEP), offering developers an extensive range of tools with which to explore the latest trends in electrification of vehicles. It provides a universal platform for applications and design challenges associated with a high voltage (48V/400V) power distribution network in cars. The Automotive High Voltage Evaluation Platform addresses a number of new challenges. As the transition from combustion engines to electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) accelerates, designers face a large number of newly emerging requirements including: battery disconnect switches, cell balancing modules, battery junction boxes, battery management controllers, DC-DC conversion, on-board charging, superchargers, traction inverters, HVAC and supercapacitors. On top of these can be added challenges such as the isolation of communications, power management, motor control, load switches and current sensing; and ensuring safety and security in the new, electrically controlled environment. Featuring a high-performance automotive microcontroller with Arm Cortex-M4F core, the platform employs a modular design that allows 12V, 48V and 400V circuits to be evaluated independently. It is suitable for applications including 48V BLDC motor control, 48V battery disconnect, 400V motor control, isolated current sensors and body applications up to ASIL-B.20.08.2020 12:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_6.jpghttps://news.fiveyearsout.com/news-releases/news-details/2020/Arrow-Electronics-Introduces-Automotive-High-Voltage-Evaluation-Platform/default.aspxarrow-development-tools
SOA MOSFET for 12V Hot Swap ApplicationsAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the releas...8848Product ReleaseSOA MOSFET for 12V Hot Swap ApplicationsAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of, AONS32310, a 30V MOSFET with low on-resistance and a high Safe Operating Area (SOA) capability which is ideally suited for demanding applications such as hot swap and e-fuse. A high SOA is essential in server hot swap applications where the MOSFET needs to be robust to manage the high inrush current effectively. AONS32310 delivers high robustness with a 30V MOSFET in a DFN 5x6 package. The AONS32310 has a maximum Rds(on) of 1.05mO at an applied Gate-Source Voltage equal to 10VGS. "High reliability is an essential metric in datacenter infrastructure. The Hot Swap MOSFET is one of the critical components that must be robust and reliable to meet server demands. AONS32310 has high SOA with low on-resistance to meet these demanding application requirements," said Peter H. Wilson. The AONS32310 is immediately available in production quantities with a lead-time of 16 weeks.20.08.2020 11:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_14.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1597939506522/AONS32310_PR.pdfaosmd.com/news.pdf
Pete Malpas Appointed President EMEARS Components has announced the promotion of Pete ...8840PeoplePete Malpas Appointed President EMEARS Components has announced the promotion of Pete Malpas from President of Northern Europe to the role of President EMEA, reporting to Mike England, COO of Electrocomponents. Pete will be responsible for accelerating performance across EMEA. He will lead the commercial operation and business transformation of the region, driving a more aligned and consistent go-to-market approach and value proposition. He will work closely with the Presidents of Asia Pacific and the Americas, sharing best practice and bringing consistency in the ways of working across the global business. Pete will continue to lead Northern Europe until his successor has been appointed. Mike England said: "Under Pete's leadership, I'm confident that we will continue to drive a high-performance culture whilst accelerating our EMEA growth and market share through the execution of a digitally powered and integrated go-to-market strategy. Our primary focus is to simplify our business, accelerate performance, deliver digital transformation, build scale and operate for less to become first choice for our customers, suppliers, people, communities and shareholders." Pete joined RS in 2016 and has been instrumental in leading and transforming the approach to selling effectiveness and implementing the value-added solutions programme across Northern Europe.20.08.2020 11:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_5.jpghttps://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=footer1/release/200820_pete_newappointment_emeauk.rs-online.com/release
Linear Constant-Current CMOS Driver ICTaiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of...8847Product ReleaseLinear Constant-Current CMOS Driver ICTaiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of the TSCR4 family of linear CMOS LED driver ICs, providing a much improved performance drop-in replacement for legacy bipolar drivers. These constant current drivers provide stable LED current over a wide range of conditions including source voltage variations, changes in load or temperature variations. Compared to legacy bipolar LED drivers, the TSCR4 family offers higher current setpoint accuracy and stability, lower quiescent current, tighter output compliance voltage and improved temperature coefficient. These ICs enable upgrades of existing designs for higher performance with no re-design effort required. "The TSCR4 family of LED driver ICs is the perfect part to upgrade a legacy design," reported Sam Wang, Vice President, TSC Products. "The features and performance of these devices at an affordable price point make them an excellent candidate for new designs, as well." Applications include automobile, truck and bus interior and exterior lighting, architectural lighting, signage, advertising and decorative lighting, lighting in refrigerators, freezer cases, kiosks and vending machines, emergency lighting (EXIT signs, stairstep and emergency exit pathway lighting systems).20.08.2020 10:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_13.jpghttps://www.taiwansemi.com/en/taiwansemi.com
Performance of FET Family DoubledEPC advances the performance capability while lowe...8843Product ReleasePerformance of FET Family DoubledEPC advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2215 and EPC2207 200 V eGaN FETs. The applications for these devices include class-D-audio, synchronous rectification, solar MPPTs (maximum power point tracker), DC-DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and multilevel high voltage converters. The EPC2215 (8 m?, 162 Apulsed) and the EPC2207 (22 m?, 54 Apulsed) are about half the size of the prior generation 200 V eGaN devices and double the performance. The performance advantage over a benchmark silicon device is even higher. The EPC2215 has 33% lower on-resistance, yet is 15 times smaller in size. Gate charge (QG) is ten times smaller than the silicon MOSFET benchmark with the new technology, and like all eGaN FETs, there is no reverse recovery charge (QRR) enabling lower distortion class D audio amplifiers as well as more efficient synchronous rectifiers and motor drives. According to Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO, "This latest generation of eGaN FETs achieve higher performance in a smaller, more thermally efficient size, and at a comparable cost to traditional MOSFETs. The inevitable displacement of the aging power MOSFET with GaN devices is becoming clearer every day."20.08.2020 06:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_9.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/2943/EPC-Doubles-the-Performance-of-its-200-V-eGaN-FET-Family-.aspxepc-co.com/News
Distribution Agreement for JapanUnitedSiC has announced it has entered into a dist...8837Industry NewsDistribution Agreement for JapanUnitedSiC has announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Macnica, Inc., a major distributor of semiconductor products in Japan. Macnica will partner with UnitedSiC to distribute its product portfolio to Japanese customers in high-growth applications such as electric vehicles, battery charging, IT infrastructure, renewable energy and circuit protection. Yalcin Bulut, VP of Global Sales and Marketing at UnitedSiC, said, "This partnership focuses on selling and supporting the UnitedSiC product line to a wider group of Japanese power designers by leveraging Macnica's highly regarded technical design-in expertise. This agreement will assure our customers will receive the best support as we grow our business in Japan." Yusuke Kobayashi, President of Altima Company, a division company of Macnica said: "Macnica is pleased to be supporting and selling the UnitedSiC products in Japan. With continued pressure from the power engineers to deliver improved efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness, we are confident we can deliver a value-add solution to the Japanese customers with the UnitedSiC products."19.08.2020 08:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_2.jpghttps://unitedsic.com/news/unitedsic-signs-distribution-agreement-with-macnica-japan/unitedsic.com/news
900 V GaN FET is Now in ProductionTransphorm Inc. announced its second 900 V GaN FET...8850Product Release900 V GaN FET is Now in ProductionTransphorm Inc. announced its second 900 V GaN FET is now in production. The TP90H050WS offers a typical on-resistance of 50 milliohms with a one kilovolt transient spike rating and is now JEDEC qualified. The primary target markets are broad industrial and renewable energy, including applications such as photovoltaic inverters, battery charging, uninterruptable power supplies, lighting and energy storage. Additionally, with the 900 V portfolio, Transphorm is working its way up the voltage range to include three phase applications. Introduced last year, the TP90H050WS is the company's second 900 V device following the TP90H180PS. The two-chip normally-off power transistor delivers a ±20 V gate robustness in a standard TO-247 package, increasing its reliability and designability for power systems. The combination of Transphorm's high-speed GaN and the thermally robust TO-247 package enables systems to reach greater than 99 percent efficiency while generating up to 10 kW of power in typical half bridge configurations with bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction (PFC). "Transphorm's work on its 900 V platform illustrates the capability of high voltage gallium nitride power transistors," said Philip Zuk, VP of Technical Marketing and NA Sales, Transphorm. "This device gives us the ability to support applications that were not previously accessible to us. We have received strong interest when sampling these 50 milliohm FETs. We're proud to say that their availability status has shifted now to high-volume production to meet customer demand."18.08.2020 13:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_16.pnghttps://www.transphormusa.com/en/news/second_900v_gan_fet/transphormusa.com/news
AC/DC Power Supplies PCB or Chassis Mount PackagesTRACO POWER's TMPW line of high-density encapsulat...8849Product ReleaseAC/DC Power Supplies PCB or Chassis Mount PackagesTRACO POWER's TMPW line of high-density encapsulated AC/DC power supplies cover 4 power levels at 5 / 10 / 25 / 50 watts and are available in either PCB mount or chassis-mount packages. Designed for industrial, IoT / IIoT and household/building applications where small size and an economical price are critical. The TMPW offers an extended input range of 90-305 VAC which makes them ideal for a wide range of industrial and household/building applications. Additional features include an I/Oisolation voltage of 4000 VAC, operating temperature range of -40°C to +70°C and Class II safety approvals. An internal EN 55032 Class B filter saves valuable space for an often mandatory external filter. An energy efficient design with < 0.1 watt stand by power consumption combined with to IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 and EN 60335-1 international safety approvals satisfy tomorrow's requirements for a wide range of price-sensitive applications. Products are in stock and available through distributors around the globe with manufacturing lead times of 12-14 weeks.18.08.2020 12:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_15.jpghttp://www.tracopower.us/tmpw/tracopower.us/tmpw
Current Sense TransformersWürth Elektronik expands the product family of WE-...8852Product ReleaseCurrent Sense TransformersWürth Elektronik expands the product family of WE-CST current sense transformers with the new WE-CST EE4.4 series. An innovative manufacturing process not only makes these current sense transformers extremely small (4.7 x 4.65, 3.55 mm), but also provides better insulation. Their insulation voltage of 750 VAC, is 50 percent higher than that of market competitors. The WE-CST series type EE4.4 is suitable for a broad range of high frequency applications up to 1 MHz with currents up to 7 A. Applications for the minute SMT-mountable current sense transformers include AC current measurement, switched mode power supplies, overload detection, load shedding and disconnect detection, metering, load measurement and high frequency current sensing. The current sense transformer displays excellent temperature behavior and is approved for the operating temperature range of -40 to +125°C. WE-CST EE4.4 is available from stock in four different winding ratios from 1:20 to 1:150. Five further variants are set to be added in August. Developers can receive free samples on request. Würth Elektronik does not specify a minimum order quantity.17.08.2020 15:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_18.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113170.phpwe-online.com/news
"Low-Cost" DC-DC ConverterThe TSR-E, TEA, TBA and TEC series from Traco Powe...8864Product Release"Low-Cost" DC-DC ConverterThe TSR-E, TEA, TBA and TEC series from Traco Power are available from 1 to 3 watts covering 12 new product families. They all focus on a simple and effective design approach which is unique to those Traco Power Products. By innovative engineering we have come up with an electrical design which minimizes component and labor costs. Key focus of those designs was to maximize the amount of automatization of the manufacturing process. With this innovative product design, we optimized the automation of the manufacturing process to the maximum. This enabled us to launch cost and quality optimized, low power dc- dc converters which are ideal for your high volume IoT projects. Key specifications of the TSR-E, TEA, TBA, TEC DC-DC converters are standard I/O isolation of 1500VDC with optional 4000VDC, -40°C to +86°C operating temperature range without derating, Available input ranges +/-10%, 2:1 and 4:1, Industry-standard SIP-4, SIP-7 and SIP-8 packages.15.08.2020 07:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-15_10.jpghttps://www.tracopower.com/de/low-costs-campaigntracopower.com/low-costs-campaign
Controllers for Automotive Always-On SystemsRenesas Electronics announced a pair of 42V dual s...8845Product ReleaseControllers for Automotive Always-On SystemsRenesas Electronics announced a pair of 42V dual synchronous controllers with the lowest 6µA quiescent current and integrated 2A source/3A sink MOSFET drivers that provide primary power stage solutions for the Renesas R-Car H3 and R-Car M3 SoCs. The ISL78264 dual sync buck controller manages the intermediate first stage DC/DC conversion, stepping down the 12V battery system to 5V and 3.3V to power the vehicle's electronic control unit (ECU), in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and digital cockpit systems with 50W-200W power levels. The ISL78263 dual sync boost and buck controller provides DC/DC conversion to support power levels of 25W-100W, while providing a pre-boost if the battery voltage (VBAT) dips to as low as 2.1V during a cranking transient or a start/stop event. "The ISL78264 and ISL78263 provide the ideal primary stage power regulation solutions for Renesas' R-Car H3 and R-Car M3 SoCs, which are introducing the automotive industry to new electronic architectures that improve vehicle performance, efficiency, safety, and reliability," said Niall Lyne, Vice President, Automotive Analog Power & Video Business Division at Renesas. "The controllers' always-on operation and industry's lowest quiescent current gives power system designers the extra margin they need to stay within their 100µA power budget, and can even manage tight budgets down to 50µA. The ISL78264 and ISL78263 integrate strong MOSFET drivers that deliver higher efficiency and power compared to other automotive buck or boost VBAT controller solutions."13.08.2020 08:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_11.jpghttps://www.renesas.com/eu/en/about/press-center/news/2020/news20200813.htmlrenesas.com/news
EMC Testing Laboratories in North America and GermanyMonolithic Power Systems announced that the compan...8836Industry NewsEMC Testing Laboratories in North America and GermanyMonolithic Power Systems announced that the company is poised to open EMC testing facilities in Livonia, Michigan and Ettenheim, Germany in 2020/2021 - adding to their lineup of new design services. These lab facilities will feature EMC chambers for Radiated Emissions and Immunity measurements, shielded chambers for Conducted Emissions, Immunity Measurements, and EMC Engineering and modern workplaces for pulse and electrical testing. MPS has been building on decades of experience in EMC-related topics to solve EMI problems during early design stages with their customers. These new labs will allow anyone to gain access to fully compliant EMC testing equipment. "The further development of our EMC testing capabilities is a key milestone for MPS and a very important step to better serve automotive, consumer, and industrial customers in both the North American and European markets. With these two new laboratories, anyone can benefit from our flexible lab scheduling, which will enable engineers to quickly and easily develop new products that fit their EMC requirements and help shorten design cycles and save costs," said Maurice Sciammas, Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing.13.08.2020 07:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_1.jpghttps://www.monolithicpower.com/en/support/emc-testing-laboratories.htmlmonolithicpower.com
General Counsel TransitionAllegro MicroSystems announced that Chris Brown ha...8821PeopleGeneral Counsel TransitionAllegro MicroSystems announced that Chris Brown has joined the executive leadership team as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Chris is the successor to Richard Kneeland, Allegro's General Counsel since 2007, who has transitioned to the role of Senior Vice President, Special Counsel and Corporate Secretary supporting specific corporate activities. Prior to joining Allegro, Chris Brown served as Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel and Secretary at Finisar Corporation, where he played an instrumental role in multiple public finance and acquisition transactions. "We are excited to welcome Chris to the team," said Ravi Vig, President and CEO of Allegro. "His experience with leading technology companies and extensive knowledge in areas such as M&A, strategic partnerships, IP portfolio management, corporate governance and policy development will be valuable as we continue to grow our business and technologies to help our customers bring their breakthrough innovations to life. I look forward to working with Chris on the continued transformation of our corporation." Brown holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. from Boston College School of Law.12.08.2020 13:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_8.jpghttps://www.allegromicro.com/en/about-allegro/news-room/2020/general%20council%20transitionallegromicro.com/news-room
12-Bit Analog-to-Digital ConvertersMouser Electronics is now stocking the ADS7028 and...8854Product Release12-Bit Analog-to-Digital ConvertersMouser Electronics is now stocking the ADS7028 and ADS7138 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) from Texas Instruments (TI). The 8-channel, multiplexed, successive approximation register (SAR) ADCs provide reliable performance for applications, such as rack servers, AC drive power stage modules, automotive center information displays, and mobile robot CPU boards. The TI ADS7028 and ADS7138 ADCs, available from Mouser Electronics, feature eight channels that can be configured in any combination of analog inputs, digital inputs, or digital outputs. The devices feature an internal oscillator for ADC processes, as well as a built-in cyclical redundancy check for power-up configuration and data read/write operations. Both ADCs feature open-drain, push-pull digital outputs for I/O expansion, while the devices' analog watchdog function includes an event counter for transient rejection and programmable thresholds for each channel. The ADCs feature wide operating ranges of 2.35V to 5.5V AVDD and 1.65V to 5.5V DVDD. The ADS7028 communicates through an SPI-compatible interface with a sampling frequency of 1 MSPS, while the ADS7138 communicates using an I²C-compatible interface capable of operating at a frequency of up to 3.4 MHz. Both ADCs operate in either autonomous or single-shot conversion mode. The ADS7028 ADC also offers a root-mean-square module that computes a 16-bit true RMS output for any analog input, as well as a zero-crossing-detect module that features built-in transient rejection and hysteresis near configurable threshold crossings.11.08.2020 17:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_20.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/publicrelations_ti_ads7028_ads7138_adcs_2020final/eu.mouser.com/publicrelations
USB-C Power Delivery SolutionsOvercome the challenges of implementing USB-C Powe...8827Product ReleaseUSB-C Power Delivery SolutionsOvercome the challenges of implementing USB-C Power Delivery (PD) with the MAX77958 USB-C PD controller and the MAX77962 28W buck-boost charger from Maxim Integrated Products. As portable devices add new technologies such as 5G connectivity and 4K video, many are changing from single-cell to two-series (2S) cell architectures. With this change comes the need for higher power delivery via USB-C PD and higher-power charging (25W or higher). With the MAX77958 USB-C PD controller, designers can now cut development time by three months with an out-of-the-box USB-C PD compliant solution, while also reducing the solution size in half with the MAX77962 buck-boost charger. The MAX77958 standalone USB-C PD controller saves three months of design, development and testing time with an out-of-the-box USB-C PD 3.0 compliant solution with Fast Role Swap and Dual Role Port (DRP) support. The MAX77962 integrates high-voltage FETs (30V absolute maximum voltage) capable of delivering 28W of charging power in half the size of other 28W solutions. This buck-boost charger accepts an input voltage range from 3.5V to 23V, supporting USB-C PD as well as legacy USB sources. "Rapid battery charging for USB-C devices will alter the consumer electronics landscape," said Bakul Damle, business management director, Mobile Power Business Unit at Maxim Integrated. "The MAX77958 and MAX77962 can help speed these new capabilities to market by helping developers adopt the new USB-C PD standard."11.08.2020 09:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_14.jpghttps://www.maximintegrated.com/en/aboutus/newsroom.html/pr_723970265#.XzOhy08HY4Y.gmailmaximintegrated.com/newsroom
AC/DC Power Module for Industrial and Medical ApplicationsCOSEL announced the addition of a 1.2 kW, compact ...8824Product ReleaseAC/DC Power Module for Industrial and Medical ApplicationsCOSEL announced the addition of a 1.2 kW, compact and low profile, onboard AC/DC power module. Designed for demanding worldwide applications, the TUNS1200 has an input voltage range of 85VAC to 305VAC and is certified to meet industrial and medical standards. Packaged in a sealed plastic case with aluminum baseplate the TUNS1200 has a height of just 12.7 mm (0.5") and weighs less than 280 grams. Compared to existing 1kW onboard AC/DC modules, the TUNS1200's footprint is 36% smaller while delivering 21% more power. The unit can be operated from -40C to +100C baseplate temperatures. TUNS1200 modules can be paralleled up to nine units (up to 9,750W), their output voltage can be adjusted down to zero volts, and is easily set to constant voltage or constant current operating modes. Thanks to COSEL's high efficiency topology, the TUNS1200 delivers 21% more power in a 36% smaller footprint than existing AC/DC modules. Packaged in sealed housing with an aluminum baseplate, the TUNS1200 is the latest member of COSEL's TUNS series, which includes a 50W ¼ brick, 100W ½ brick and 300, 500 and 700W full brick units. Designed with the latest technology, the TUNS1200 delivers its full power up to +85 degrees centigrade baseplate temperature, and is able to operate safely at up to +100 degrees centigrade with a derating.11.08.2020 06:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_11.jpghttps://www.coseleurope.eu/news-item-618-cosel-launches-world-leading-1200w-ac-dc-powercoseleurope.eu/news
Partnership for Digital Product Selector ToolDigi-Key Electronics announced that it has expande...8814Industry NewsPartnership for Digital Product Selector ToolDigi-Key Electronics announced that it has expanded its tool offerings by signing a global partnership with EAO to provide Digi-Key customers with a Digital Product Selector (DPS) tool for emergency stop switches. EAO's Digital Product Selector is an interactive and intuitive virtual configuration tool, enabling engineers and designers to easily configure products online to their specific needs. EAO's Digital Product Selector, exclusively offered by Digi-Key, takes the guess work out of configuring emergency stop switches for engineers and designers The DPS tool offers an engaging user experience for customers to select emergency stop switches and configure them to their needs based on 3D photo realistic selections, as well as parametric input. Customers can view 360-degree images, mounting depths, dimensional representations, illumination previews, and panel mounted views. Users can also download files such as data sheets designed for specific configuration, CAD drawings, launch installation videos and certifications. The tool gives customers access to over 130 parts, which can be configured in more than 2,000 different combinations. Once a customer has selected a configured emergency stop switch to meet their specific needs, they may add it to their cart and purchase it through Digi-Key's website.11.08.2020 06:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_1.jpghttps://www.digikey.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/august/digi-key-announces-global-partnership-with-eao-corporation-for-new-digital-product-selector-tooldigikey.com/news
Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter SeriesTDK Corporation announces the addition of 12.5A 30...8844Product ReleaseBuck-Boost DC-DC Converter SeriesTDK Corporation announces the addition of 12.5A 300W rated models to the i7C non-isolated DC-DC converter series. With an input range of 9 to 53Vdc, the output can be adjusted from 5 to 28V. The i7C topology enables a seamless transition from buck (voltage reduction) to boost (voltage increase) operation. The series is ideal for generating additional high power outputs, from existing 12, 24, 36 or 48V system voltages, in medical, communications, industrial, test and measurement and battery powered equipment. Efficiencies of up to 96% minimize power losses, allowing the product to operate and deliver high useable power in demanding thermal environments. Under light load conditions, the i7C's control techniques significantly reduce power dissipation. A 5mA input current draw is typical under zero load conditions. This can be reduced to typically 0.25mA when the remote on-off is utilized to place the unit in standby mode. The low quiescent current allows battery powered equipment to remain functional longer during periods of non-operation. The basic feature models include an output voltage adjustment pin, positive or negative logic remote on-off, positive remote sense, plus input under-voltage, over-current and thermal protection. The full-featured models are equipped with a power good signal, output current monitoring and the ability to synchronize the operating frequency to minimize system noise.10.08.2020 07:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-09-01_10.jpghttps://www.us.lambda.tdk.com/news/press-releases/2020000067.htmllambda.tdk.com/news
Passive Oscilloscope Probes for Dense PCBsThe Model 701949 and 702907 passive oscilloscope p...8825Product ReleasePassive Oscilloscope Probes for Dense PCBsThe Model 701949 and 702907 passive oscilloscope probes from Yokogawa are intended to expand the usability and applications of Yokogawa's DLM3000 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope. The 701949 10:1 miniature passive probe is designed for high density PCBs, with a slim probe head that provides good visibility during operation. It also features a built-in spring mechanism at the tip that prevents slippage by automatically adjusting the load. A wide range of accessories is available, suitable for high-speed signals such as ICs and high-density mounting boards for various applications. The 701949 frequency bandwidth ranges are DC to 500MHz, with an input voltage of +/-400V RMS. The 702907 offers a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C, it also has a long probe length of 2.5 m, making it easy to keep the measuring instrument away from the high temperature measurement point. Longer probes are also required to connect the measuring instrument to a temperature-controlled chamber. Frequency bandwidth ranges are DC to 200MHz, with an input voltage of +/-1000V DC + AC peak. To ensure reliability under severe environmental conditions, these probes have been proved to withstand a cable mount pulling force of 60 N and have been tested over 500 temperature cycles. In addition the probes can also be used with a range of probe tip conversion adaptors to connect the probe to the application in the most convenient way.07.08.2020 07:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_12.jpghttps://tmi.yokogawa.com/eu/news/press-releases/2020/new-passive-oscilloscope-probes-ideal-for-dense-pcbs-and-a-wide-temperature-range/tmi.yokogawa.com/news
Tutorial on Testing Automotive Power ModulesThe ECPE Guideline AQG 324 is prepared and release...8835Event NewsTutorial on Testing Automotive Power ModulesThe ECPE Guideline AQG 324 is prepared and released by the ECPE Working Group ´Automotive Power Module Qualification´ comprising ECPE member companies from the automotive supply chain. The original version is based on the supply specification LV 324 which has been developed by German automotive OEMs together with representatives from the power electronics supplier industry. The described tests concern the module design as well as the qualification of devices on module level (i.e. the assembly) but not the qualification of semiconductor chips or manufacturing processes. The requirements, test conditions and tests presented in the tutorial essentially refer to power modules based on Si power semiconductors while wide bandgap power semicon-ductors (e.g. SiC or GaN) are addressed but not yet fully covered by the Guideline. The Tutorial, 7 - 8 October 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany, with speakers from the AQG 324 Core Team will give practical information and advice how to test power modules according to the AQG 324 Guideline under comparable conditions. It aims at direct users from beginners to senior experts coming from power module suppliers, automotive tier 1 suppliers or test service and equipment providers.06.08.2020 07:00:00Aug\images\news_ecpe.pnghttps://www.ecpe.org/events/workshops-tutorials/all/details/evt/mdl/ed/0/266/rid/bid/ldid/eyJtZWRpYUZpbHRlciI6eyJtZWRpYUxpc3RVcmkiOiJ8fHx8fHx8In0sImV2ZW50RmlsdGVyIjp7ImV2ZW50TGlzdFVyaSI6IjF8bHVmZWRpdG1lZGlhbGlicmFyeXxNZWRpYUxpYnJhcnl8TWVkaWFMaWJyYXJ5fGV2ZW50TGlzdHwyODd8MjAzN3wiLCJlbnRlcmVkUGVyaW9kQ3VycmVudCI6dHJ1ZX0sInJvYWRtYXBGaWx0ZXIiOnsicm9hZG1hcExpc3RVcmkiOiJ8fHx8fHx8In0sImJyb2NodXJlRmlsdGVyIjp7ImJyb2NodXJlTGlzdFVyaSI6Inx8fHx8fHwifSwibGVnYWxEb2N1bWVudEZpbHRlciI6eyJsZWdhbERvY3VtZW50TGlzdFVyaSI6Inx8fHx8fHwifX0%3D/ecpe.org/workshops-tutorials
Andre Willis Announced as VP EngineeringPre-Switch announced Andre Willis as VP of Enginee...8816PeopleAndre Willis Announced as VP EngineeringPre-Switch announced Andre Willis as VP of Engineering. Previously a founder of HiQ Solar, Willis is an inventor and creator with over 30 years power design experience. He joins Pre-Switch to provide the expertise necessary to take the company's EV products through the commercialization phase from prototypes to volume sales. Comments Bruce Renouard, Pre-Switch CEO: "We are delighted to welcome Andre to our team. He has an outstanding leadership and technical track record, with particular strengths in SiC inverter development, and he has already made immediate contributions to our global EV program and CleanWave200 inverter evaluation system." Pre-Switch has also strengthened its design and manufacturing resource with additions to its hardware and software engineering and development teams. Former VP Engineering Derek Kroes remains a vital member of the Pre-Switch advisory board. Pre-Switch is enabling customers to build high voltage inverters for EVs and other applications with an almost pure sine wave output. Their technology reduces switching losses to effectively zero and enables increased switching frequencies which results in an EV range increase of 5-12%.05.08.2020 08:00:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_3.jpghttps://www.pre-switch.com/pre-switch.com
Digital Storage OscilloscopeTektronix announced the availability of the TBS100...8829Product ReleaseDigital Storage OscilloscopeTektronix announced the availability of the TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope, a cost-sensitive addition to the test and measurement company's entry portfolio and an expansion of the TBS1000 series. The TBS1000C series boasts a 7-inch WVGA color display with up to 1 GS/s sample rate and bandwidths from 50 MHz to 200 MHz. This series also includes Tektronix's HelpEverywhere system, which provides useful tips and hints throughout the user interface, increasing approachability for new users. In addition to the TBS1000C series, Tektronix released the 3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope in 2019 and the TBS2000B Digital Storage Oscilloscope series earlier in 2020, broadening its portfolio of benchtop solutions. "It's important that Tektronix is continually providing new and enhanced solutions that help grow and develop the next generation of engineers," says Chris Witt, vice president and general manager at Tektronix. "We are excited to show our commitment to reimagining our entry solutions offerings through these new and enhanced instruments." Tektronix's entry portfolio of oscilloscopes offer tiered functionality and cost. The TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope is the most introductory series, designed for quick hands-on learning and easy operation. In addition to a 7-inch WVGA color display, the graticule with 10 vertical divisions and 15 horizontal divisions enables users to see more signals per screen.04.08.2020 11:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_16.jpghttp://news.tektronix.com/2020-08-04-Tektronix-Enhances-Entry-Solutions-Portfolio-with-Expanded-TBS1000C-Digital-Storage-Oscilloscope,1news.tektronix.com
PPTCs Protect Portable DevicesLittelfuse announced a series of PPTCs designed to...8828Product ReleasePPTCs Protect Portable DevicesLittelfuse announced a series of PPTCs designed to help make the next generation of today's most-used consumer electronics smaller and more reliable. The PolySwitch zeptoSMDC series provides robust overcurrent and overvoltage protection on the signal lines for both the lithium ion battery pack ICs and fuel gauge. These PPTCs are for high voltage (13 VDC) applications. Available in the small 0201 surface-mount size, they are ideal for increasingly smaller mobile and wearable product designs. Part of the Littelfuse PolySwitch family of resettable overcurrent protection devices, the series is best suited for consumer electronics applications such as Smartphones, Notebook PCs, Tablets, and e-Readers, Wearables (Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers), Wireless speakers, Portable game players, Portable medical equipment and Mobile point-of-sale (POS). "The zeptoSMDC is smaller than any currently available components in its class," said Jin Xu, Product Manager at Littelfuse. "This enables electronics designers to more easily reduce the overall size of their portable, mobile, and wearable products while providing exceptional protection for the battery fuel gauge and battery management IC."04.08.2020 10:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_15.jpghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2020/08.04-smallest-littelfuse-pptcs-protect-portable-devices.aspxlittelfuse.com/news
Super Capacitors Reach 600FCDE's Illinois Capacitor brand DGH Series of super...8832Product ReleaseSuper Capacitors Reach 600FCDE's Illinois Capacitor brand DGH Series of supercapacitors has been expanded, with capacitance values up to 600 Farads. The DGH Series includes 24 different value/voltage combinations, ranging in capacitance from 0.5F (Farad) to 600F, with voltage ratings from 2.7 to 5.5 WVDC. Operating temperature range from -40 ºC to 65 ºC at maximum WVDC, or from -40 ºC to 85 ºC at 2.3 volts. Multiple devices can be banked in parallel or series for even higher voltage or capacitance. Because of their massive energy storage, DGH supercaps can discharge instantaneous bursts of power to smooth power interruptions, supplement batteries, or even be used in place of batteries in certain applications. Unlike batteries, DGH supercaps do not degrade with each cycle. At 2.7 volts, operating life is rated at 10 years with 500,000 charge/discharge cycles. Applications for these supercapacitors include: energy harvesting, IoT systems, mechanical actuators, transportation power, smart electric meters, pulse battery pack alternatives, memory backup, battery/capacitor hybrids, UPS systems, emergency lighting, LED power, solar lighting and many other devices requiring maximum energy storage in a minimum of space. Radial, two-pin snap-in, four-pin snap-in, and dual pack configurations in the series are available, depending on voltage and capacitance combinations. 03.08.2020 14:30:00Aug\images\news_2020-08-15_19.jpghttps://www.cde.com/news/2020/7/dgh-expansioncde.com/news
Power Module for Mid-Power Electric Vehicle Traction InvertersInfineon Technologies introduces an IGBT power mod...8834Product ReleasePower Module for Mid-Power Electric Vehicle Traction InvertersInfineon Technologies introduces an IGBT power module tailored to the needs of electric vehicle traction inverters in the 80 kW to 100 kW power class: the HybridPACK DC6i. This six pack module is optimized to deliver an excellent fit of system cost and performance to hybrid and small battery electric vehicles. It combines Infineon's established EDT2 IGBTs with package technologies for compactness, very good thermal management at reduced material cost, and an easy installation. The global boom of vehicle electrification puts the design of cost-effective traction inverters into focus. In this context, selecting the power module plays an important role; system designers are looking for the best-sized module with the optimal silicon area for the required performance. Within Infineon's portfolio, the HybridPACK DC6i is positioned between the HybridPACK1 family and the more powerful HybridPACK Drive family. The module has the same compact footprint (7.2 cm x 14 cm) as the HybridPACK1 – 25 percent smaller than the HybridPACK Drive – but the available output power is more than 50 percent higher. While the HybridPACK1 uses Infineon's IGBT3 technology, the HybridPACK DC6i is equipped with the latest EDT2 IGBTs. Furthermore, the module has six screw connectors to the DC-link capacitor compared to two in the HybridPACK1 family. This enables a low-inductive design with a stray inductance of 15 nH.30.07.2020 16:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_21.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFATV202007-084.htmlinfineon.com/market-news
Class I & II Medical and Industrial Power SuppliesTDK Corporation announces the introduction of the ...8830Product ReleaseClass I & II Medical and Industrial Power SuppliesTDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand CUS400M AC-DC power supply series in the industry standard 3 x 5" footprint. Rated at 400W with forced air, the series can continuously deliver 250W, with peaks of up to 400W for 30 minutes. when convection or conduction cooled. This is considerably longer than many products on the market. These power supplies are ideal for applications with occasional peak demands, including hospital beds, dental chairs and other motor driven products. The CUS400M meets curve B conducted and radiated EMI in either a Class I or Class II (double insulated) construction, without the need for external filtering of shielding. The CUS400M series accepts an 85 to 264Vac input and is available with 12V and 24V outputs initially, with 15V, 19V, 28V, 36V and 48V models following shortly. A 5V 2A or 12V 0.83A standby voltage, remote on/off, remote sense, DC Good and AC Fail signals can be specified as an option. The power supplies are available with multiple mechanical configurations. Open frame, metal baseplate, U channel and enclosed models are in production now, with the top fan version later in the year.30.07.2020 12:30:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_17.jpghttps://www.us.lambda.tdk.com/news/press-releases/2020000066.htmlus.lambda.tdk.com/news
Dirk Knorr and Josef Wörner Take Over ManagementDirk Knorr and Josef Wörner have been appointed as...8819PeopleDirk Knorr and Josef Wörner Take Over ManagementDirk Knorr and Josef Wörner have been appointed as General Managers for the German business of the Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG, having been a part of the management circle of the company for years. Dirk Knorr, a graduate industrial engineer and trained industrial electronics technician, was recently head of international quality and environmental management at Würth Elektronik. The 44-year-old was also responsible for risk management and material compliance. Before joining Würth Elektronik in 2005, he worked as a project manager for key accounts at a company for system solutions in the electronics industry. Josef Wörner (51) started his training as a telecommunications engineer at Deutsche Bundespost and made his career in sales at a German manufacturer of passive components. Since 2001, he has held various positions at Würth Elektronik eiSos, including the title of Director responsible for the Electromechanics Division since 2017. He will continue to be responsible for this division. Both will remain as General Managers of the German Würth Elektronik eiSos, but as part of their functions on the Management Board, they will devote more time to the management and strategic orientation of the entire Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, which includes a continuously growing number of companies and production sites all over the world.30.07.2020 11:00:00Jul\images\news_2020-08-15_6.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113154.phpwe-online.com/news