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Current Transducer for High Frequency Applications
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danisense.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-26

Danisense is introducing its DW series of closed-loop compensated zero-flux current transducer measuring up to 500A and offering excellent accuracy with 10ppm linearity and low offset at 15 ppm. To meet the increased requirements in terms of high frequency coming from the latest power conversion products based on wide bandgap semiconductor technologies such as gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC), Danisense has revised its winding processes and now achieves an exceptionally wide bandwidth of up to 10MHz with its latest DW500UB-2V product. DW series devices benefit from a full aluminium body for superior EMI shielding and a wide operating temperature range from -45°C up to +40°C. A very high power measurement accuracy, low noise and an industry standard BNC connection are further features. The main target application is power measurement in laboratories for the design optimization of power converters – typically for e-mobility applications. DW series current transducers can also be used for power measurement and power analysis for stable power supplies, MPS for particles accelerators, gradient amplifiers for MRI devices, precision drives, battery testing and evaluation systems and current calibration purposes.

SiC Devices Support Bi-directional Inverter to Let EV's Become Backup Power
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infineon.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-26

CoolSiC products from Infineon Technologies are adopted by Delta Electronics to allow for a big step towards energy transition and carbon neutrality with green power. With the successful development of bi-directional inverters, a hybrid three-in-one system that integrates solar, energy storage and charging of electric vehicles (EV), Delta is enabling EVs to become an household emergency backup power. The bi-directional inverter can be used to supply power to charge electric vehicles (EVs) and home batteries, while acting as a backup power for unexpected outages and a green energy control core. Products from Infineon include the 1200 V M1H CoolSiC EasyPACK 1B modules and 1200 V CoolSiC D²PAK 7-pin, a surface mount device. The integration of three applications is also a milestone. This three-in-one system was realized in a compact package of just 425 x 865 x 160 mm 3. With an output power of about 10 kW, the system allows a maximum continuous current of 34 A and achieves peak efficiencies of more than 97.5 percent. One of the essential elements for creating the three-in-one system includes the1200 V M1H CoolSiC EasyPACK 1B module with integrated NTC temperature sensor and PressFIT contact technology. The module offers maximum flexibility and high-current density. With package technology combined with CoolSiC MOSFETs, the module features a low-inductive design with minimal switching and conduction losses. Furthermore, high-switching frequency operation is enabled on the customer side, which allows for smaller system designs.

750V SiC FET Portfolio for Power Designs
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unitedsic.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-26

Qorvo announced seven 750V silicon carbide (SiC) FETs in the surface mount D2PAK-7L package. With this package option, Qorvo's SiC FETs are tailored for the rapidly growing applications of onboard chargers, soft-switched DC/DC converters, battery charging (fast DC and industrial) and IT/server power supplies. They deliver an optimal solution for high-power applications that require maximum efficiency, low conduction losses and excellent cost effectiveness in a thermally enhanced package. Highlighted by an RDS(on) of 9 milliohms (mohms) at 650/750V, the Gen 4 UJ4C/SC series is rated at 9, 11, 18, 23, 33, 44 and 60 mohms. This wide selection provides engineers with more device options, enabling greater flexibility to achieve an optimum cost/efficiency balance while maintaining generous design margins and circuit robustness. Leveraging a unique cascode SiC FET technology in which a normally-on SiC JFET is co-packaged with a Si MOSFET to produce a normally-off SiC FET, these devices deliver a best-in-class RDS x A figure of merit, resulting in the lowest conduction losses in a small die. Anup Bhalla, chief engineer at UnitedSiC (now Qorvo), said, "The D2PAK-7L package reduces inductance from compact internal connection loops which - along with the included Kelvin source connection - results in low switching loss, enabling higher frequency operation and improved system power density. These devices also feature silver-sinter die attach, resulting in very low thermal resistance for maximum heat extraction on standard PCBs as well as IMS substrates with liquid cooling."

Mode Choke Solution with Nanocrystalline Metal Core
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kemet.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-26

KEMET announces its SCF-XV series of AEC-Q200 qualified common mode chokes. This series fulfills the growing need for high voltage automotive and harsh environment industrial EMI filtering applications. The SCF-XV series offers up to 1,000 V AC/DC, the highest rated voltage. The nanocrystalline metal core results in a reduced footprint, rated current range from 5 to 35 A, DCR from 0.65 to 40.3 mO, an operating temperature from -40°C to +150°C, two different layouts (vertical/horizontal), and three different outer core diameters (19/25/29 mm). The toroidal coils are designed with nanocrystalline metal cores and are useful in various noise countermeasure fields. These features position SCF-XV as an exceptional EMI suppression solution. This series addresses design engineers' needs with a wide variety of characteristics for automotive and harsh environment industrial applications (robotics, high voltage power supplies, high reliability) and completes KEMET's already existing automotive-grade common mode chokes portfolio including SCR-XV and SCT-XV. Many solutions comparable to the SCF-XV use ferrite coils, are not always AEC-Q200 qualified, have a maximum 750 V AC/DC, and have a larger footprint. With a rated 1,000 V AC/DC and AEC-Q200 qualified, this series, together with SCR-XV and SCT-XV, is ideal for use in the EV automotive market. This series supports the industry's trend to increase the vehicle-installed Lithium-ion battery pack voltage to limit drive train currents. With its space-saving and high characteristics, this series also addresses the trend of miniaturization and operation in harsh environmental conditions. Applications include onboard chargers for EV/PHEV, E-compressors, wireless charging systems with 85 kHz, medium power drives for power steering, air conditioning, and mild hybrid 48 V systems.

Portfolio of Trans-Inductor Voltage Regulators
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-25

ITG Electronics has introduced a line of Trans-inductor Voltage Regulators (TLVRs). The solutions include the company's AHA series of TLVT coupling inductors, as well as its L10142 Series and SLA2843B series compensation inductor in the LC circuit of TLVR application. ITG Electronics' AHA series of coupling inductors offers a broad range of options. For example, the AHA3740A is a ferrite-based TLVR inductor with low core loss and an inductance range of 70-150nH, with customized values possible. The product offers high current output chokes up to 125 amperes with approximately 20% roll off. The compact component has a maximum height of just 10mm, and measures only 9.6 x 6.4mm. Narrowed body version TLVR inductor such as AHA40475A and AHA47475A Series are developed for future 4x6mm powerstages application. ITG Electronics' selection of compensated inductor for TLVR is equally diverse. For instance, the SLA2843B is a ferrite-based SMD inductor with low core loss ideal for LC power rails in TLVR circuit designs. The component's inductance range is 60nH-420nH, with customization possible. Offering high current output chokes up to 165 amperes with approximately 20% roll off, the SLA2843B has a maximum height of 11mm and measures just 7 x 6.7mm foot print. With more data centers employing powerful application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that consume significant amounts of rapidly fluctuating current, conventional multi-phase voltage regulators may approach their performance limits. To overcome this challenge, TLVRs employ phases with output inductors amounting to the secondary winding of a transformer, whose primary windings are connected in a series loop.

Charge Pump Direct Charger IC Powers Smartphones
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halomicro.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-21

Halo Microelectronics announced that its HL7132, a 2:1 Charge Pump Direct Charger IC is used on Samsung's Galaxy A23 smartphones. The HL7132 is a low-voltage 2:1 fast direct charger IC for 1-cell Li-ion and Li-polymer batteries that enable the charge current to be doubled by doubling the input current from a power delivery (PD) adapter. For example, the 3A output PD adapter can charge the current up to 6A, thereby, reducing the battery charge time by 50% and offering less waiting time for A23 smartphone users. The switched capacitor converter architecture and the integrated FETs in the HL7132 are optimized to enable a 50% duty cycle operation under charge pump mode. The 2:1 charge pump mode allows the output voltage, VOUT to be around half of the input voltage, VIN, and the output current to double the input current, reducing the losses over the input power cable as well as limiting the temperature rise in the application. According to Insight Analytical Labs' teardown of the Galaxy A23 smartphone, they discovered Halo Microelectronics' WQN10 (HL7132) switched capacitor direct charger on the main board. It also showed the Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G 8-core processor is used on the smartphone.

Power Transformer with Updated Winding
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rutronik24.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-21

Pulse is expanding its EFD15 portfolio, known for its versatility in DC/DC converter applications, with the PGT646xNL series. The series uses the current first-in-class 5 + 5 pin SMD platform design. The innovative coil design extends the creepage distance between pin and core to at least 5.1 mm. At the same time, the component retains its dimensions of 22.0 mm x 16.5 mm x 11 mm and does not require more space. Wire selection and design allow for automated winding that provides exceptional reliability for high-performance applications like in industrial and automotive environments, as well as data communications.

GaN-on-Si Device Maker Partners with German Power Electronics Innovation Hub
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innoscience.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-19

Innoscience Technology has signed a distribution agreement with Finepower, focused on power electronic applications with operations in Germany and China. The agreement covers Europe, China and worldwide for specified customers. Dr Denis Marcon, General Manager, Innoscience Europe comments: "Finepower brands itself as the 'Innovation Hub' for power semiconductors and offers both engineering and distribution services. Therefore we are sure that they will be an excellent partner for Innoscience, both in educating the market about the leading performance and reliability offered by our InnoGaN solutions and in ensuring a secure supply chain for customers." Adds Reiko Winkler, General Manager of Finepower: "Finepower is already very experienced in working on customers' applications using GaN. And we are excited to extend our portfolio with High Voltage GaN devices by adding Innoscience – the world's largest 8-inch GaN-on-Si device manufacturer – to our line-up. With a capacity of 10,000 8-inch wafers per month (WPM), which will grow to 70,000 WPM by 2025, Innoscience is ensuring that the world can begin designing with GaN now, with no delay. That is hugely empowering for all markets."

Half-brick DC-DC Converters Feature a 12:1 Ultra-wide Input Range
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lambda.tdk.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-19

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 200W TDK-Lambda brand PYH200 series of DC-DC converters. Featuring a 12:1 ultra-wide input range of 14 to 160Vdc, these board mount products are packaged in the industry-standard half-brick format measuring 61.0 x 57.9 x 12.7mm (L x W x H). The housing is silicon potted to provide a high level of resistance to shock and vibration. This is beneficial for applications compliant to EN 50155, the standard for electronic equipment used on railway rolling stock. The PYH200 is available with 12V, 15V, 24V and 48V nominal outputs, adjustable over a -20% to +15% range for non-standard voltages. All models have overcurrent, output-overvoltage and overtemperature protection. Standard functions include remote sense, remote on/off, frequency synchronisation to an external clock, and the ability to extend the hold-up time by connecting an electrolytic capacitor to the BUS terminal. The power modules have efficiencies of up to 90% and can operate with a base plate temperature of -40 to +100°C. Optional heatsinks facilitate convection cooling, forced air cooling or the modules can be conduction-cooled. Input to output and input to baseplate isolation is 3,000Vac with an output to baseplate isolation of 500Vac. Certification is to the IEC/UL/CSA/EN 62368-1 safety standards with the CE and UKCA marks for the Low Voltage and RoHS Directives. The PYH200 in combination with a typical test setup has been tested to meet the EN 50155, EN 45545-2, EN 61373 and EN 50121-3-2 railway standards.

220 M EUR Invest to Build Supercapacitor Factory
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skeletontech.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-19

Skeleton Technologies and Siemens are announcing a far-reaching technology partnership for the development, planning and implementation of a fully automated, digitalized manufacturing plant to produce supercapacitors in Germany. The production line is to be used in a new Skeleton factory in Markranstädt, Leipzig – Skeleton's second manufacturing site in Saxony. The economies of scale provided using Siemens' cutting-edge technology, combined with the use of Skeleton's patented "curved graphene" material, are expected to lower the production costs by almost 90% after the completion of this 5 years project. The collaboration aims to achieve the digitization of Skeleton's entire value chain – from supercapacitor cell design to production and services – and scale up the production of next-generation supercapacitors. Siemens supports this with its comprehensive Digital Enterprise portfolio as well as domain know-how in industrial battery cell production. Furthermore, it is planned to further expand the business relations between the two companies. Skeleton's supercapacitors are used in transport, grid, industrial, and automotive applications and allow to reduce CO2 emissions and save energy. With the use of patented "curved graphene" material, Skeleton's supercapacitors offer the highest power and energy density on the market, almost instant charging and discharging, high reliability, and very long lifetimes. They contribute to improving power quality and protecting equipment and infrastructure by lowering the power fluctuation, and to powering electrification.

Acquisition of C&K Switches
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littelfuse.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-19

Littelfuse announced the completion of its acquisition of C&K Switches ("C&K"). C&K is a designer and manufacturer of electromechanical switches and interconnect solutions with a strong global presence across a broad range of end markets, including industrial, transportation, aerospace, and datacom. "The combination of our companies significantly expands our technologies and capabilities, enabling us to deliver a comprehensive solutions offering to our broad customer base, across a wide range of vertical end markets," said Deepak Nayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Littelfuse Electronics Business. "Our businesses are highly complementary and enable us to leverage our collective go-to-market models and global footprints. It is a pleasure to welcome the C&K employees to the Littelfuse team, and we look forward to their contributions, as we continue to execute on our long-term growth strategy." C&K has annualized sales of over $200 million and will be reported within the company's Electronics reporting segment.

Combiners Make 5G, Fiber Broadband, and Security More Accessible
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-19

Since the line's introduction, ABB Power Conversion's Power Express combiners have helped provide safe and effective remote powering for indoor loads that exceed the capabilities of a single Class 2 circuit. Initially introduced with eight circuits to power up to 600W, ABB has announced the addition of two- and four-circuit combiners to its Power Express product family, offering flexible options to meet users' unique needs while complying with NEC requirements. In addition, ABB has developed a 1-rack-unit (RU)-high SPS Power Express shelf to address systems that use a commercial AC power input but do not have the space or desire for a separate DC power shelf. These latest additions to the Power Express family enable ABB to provide a comprehensive set of solutions to meet the Class 2 power needs of customers' unique applications. "These more compact, flexible combiners will help companies with lower budgets or smaller spaces reap the safety and compliance benefits of combined Class 2 circuitry when creating infrastructure to support 5G and Wi-Fi hotspots, fiber applications, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and security cameras," said Raj Radjassamy, 5G and wireless segment leader for ABB Power Conversion.

2022 Design Methodologies Conference
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ieee.org/dmc-2022
  • Event News
  • 2022-07-17

The IEEE Power Electronics Society is hosting the 2022 Design Methodologies Conference bringing together Design Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cyber-Physical Security methodologies for power electronics applications. The PELS has witnessed a significant and growing interest in advanced Design Methodologies for Power Electronics in recent years, culminating in the launch of this conference in 2021. With the 2022 DMC hosted by the historic city of Bath on September 1st and 2nd, 2022, and virtual attendance powered by the online Whova platform, you can join us to participate in keynotes, discussions, presentations, and more!

EMV 2022 Summer Edition: Community Celebrates Gathering in Cologne
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emv.mesago.com
  • Event News
  • 2022-07-14

The EMV invited attendees to network, train and much more at the Cologne event site from 12 – 14 July 2022. Around 2,500 qualified visitors took advantage of the versatile offering at the trade fair, the scientific conference and the workshops. In line with the motto "Creating a compatible future", 91 exhibiting companies and partners presented product innovations, services and solution approaches for the EMC technology of tomorrow. In addition, the conference, which was accompanied by workshops, made an excellent contribution to further education and offered participants insightful approaches to solutions and answers to current industry topics. On the last day of the event, the award winners were announced and honored by the committee of the EMV Cologne. In the category "Best Paper", Henrik Brech (Leibniz Universität Hannover) won the race with an excellent performance. "After three successful days at the congress of the EMV 2022, the four best contributions were awarded today. The participation of many young candidates was particularly pleasing. This makes the event the optimal platform for young engineers in particular to present their expertise and network with experts," reports Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heyno Garbe, Committee Chair of the EMV Cologne. The next edition of the EMV will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from 28 – 30 March 2023.

Silicon RF High-power MOSFET Module for Commercial Two-way Radio
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-14

Mitsubishi Electric announced that it will launch a 50W silicon radio-frequency (RF) high-power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) module for use in high-frequency power amplifiers of commercial two-way radios. The model, which offers a 50W power output in the 763MHz to 870MHz band and high total efficiency of 40%, is expected to help expand radio communication range and reduce power consumption. The 150MHz and 400MHz frequency bands used for various wireless systems have become congested in North America and other markets, so in response, the 700MHz band, formerly used for analog TV broadcasting, has been reallocated for commercial two-way radio, increasing the demand for radios that support this band. Conventional power amplifiers, however, experience large power loss, so there is a need for RF high-power MOSFET modules offering built-in input/output impedance-matching circuit and guaranteed output-power performance. The silicon RF high-power MOSFET (RA50H7687M1), which achieves unmatched power output and high total efficiency for commercial radios compatible with the 700MHz band, is expected to expand the communication range and lower the power consumption of such radios.

Silicon Carbide Cooperation
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rohm.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-14

SEMIKRON and ROHM Semiconductor have been collaborating for more than ten years with regards to the implementation of silicon carbide (SiC) inside power modules. Recently, ROHM's latest 4th generation of SiC MOSFETs has been fully qualified in SEMIKRON's eMPack modules for automotive use. Hence, both companies serve worldwide customers' needs. SEMIKRON announced it had secured a billion-Euro contract to supply their innovative eMPack power modules to a major German car maker, beginning in 2025. The company developed a fully sintered assembly and connection technology 'Direct Pressed Die' (DPD). This enables extremely compact, scalable and reliable traction inverters. The eMPack module technology has been specially designed for SiC-based converters of medium and high power in order to fully exploit the properties of the new semiconductor material. In addition, SEMIKRON provides evaluation boards for eMPack that incorporate ROHM's gate driver ICs, helping customers shorten the time required for evaluation and adoption. In the future, SEMIKRON also plans to use ROHM's IGBTs in modules for industrial applications. ROHM's latest 4th generation of SiC MOSFETs, which has been adopted by SEMIKRON, provides industry-leading low ON resistance with improved short-circuit withstand time. These characteristics contribute significantly to extend the driving length and miniaturize the batteries of EVs when they are used in traction inverters. Thus, the company develops advanced, energy-saving SiC devices that reduce environmental impact. Both companies will continue to contribute to automotive technology innovations by providing optimal power solutions that meet market needs through the fusion of ROHM's device/control technologies and SEMIKRON's module technologies that can optimally combine them.

40V MOSFETs Deliver SMPS Performance
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taiwansemi.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-14

Taiwan Semiconductor introduces the PerFET Series of single- and dual-channel 40V power MOSFETS. Built on proprietary device structures and processes that enable exceptionally low on-state resistance and switching FOM (figure-of-merit), the PerFET device achieves 50% RDS(ON) and 40% FOM reduction. The 40V N-channel PerFET platform includes options for both standard (10V) and logic level (5V) gate-drive requirements while preserving rugged safe-operating area margin when switching voltage transients and avalanche occurs in switching applications. The NH Series PerFET devices are housed in PDFN56U and is compatible with conventional SOP8 packages. Its wettable flank leads to improved solder joint reliability, lower DC resistance and automated optical inspection (AOI) during PCB assembly. Their reliability and performance are well suited to SMPS, server, DC-DC converter, telecom, motor driver and multicopter designs. Manufactured to meet AEC-Q performance standards, the PerFET family features 175 °C operating junction temperature, 100% UIS and Rg tested and are RoHS compliant. The 12 single-channel and two dual-channel models in the NH Series are rated for 40V operation with operating currents of 34A (dual channel versions) and ranging from 54A to 100A (single channel versions).

Chip Development Centers Under Construction
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bosch-presse.de
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-13

By 2026, Bosch plans to invest another 3 billion euros in its semiconductor division as part of the IPCEI funding program on microelectronics and communications technology. "Microelectronics is the future and is vital to the success of all areas of Bosch business. With it, we hold a master key to tomorrow's mobility, the internet of things, and to what we at Bosch call technology that is 'Invented for life'," says Dr. Stefan Hartung, chairman of the Bosch board of management, at the Bosch Tech Day 2022 in Dresden. One of the projects Bosch plans to fund with this investment is the construction of two new development centers – in Reutlingen and Dresden – at a combined cost of over 170 million euros. In addition, the company will spend 250 million euros over the coming year on the creation of an extra 3,000 square meters of clean-room space at its wafer fab in Dresden. "We're gearing up for continued growth in demand for semiconductors – also for the benefit of our customers," Hartung said. "For us, these miniature components mean big business." At its Reutlingen plant Bosch has been mass-producing silicon carbide (SiC) chips since the end of 2021. These are used in the power electronics required for electric and hybrid vehicles, where they have already helped boost operating ranges by up to 6 percent.

Fast Recovery Diodes for Air Conditioners and EV Charging Stations
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rohm.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-12

ROHM has developed its 4th Generation 650V fast recovery diodes (FRDs), the RFL/RFS series, featuring low forward voltage (VF), fast reverse recovery time (trr) respectively, as well as ultra-low noise characteristics. The devices are ideal for industrial and consumer equipment that handle large amounts of power, such as air conditioners and EV charging stations. In recent years, more effective use of electricity is necessary to cope with the rise in global power consumption. This is especially true for white goods and industrial equipment that handle large amounts of power such as EV charging stations. These require not only high electrical efficiency but also reducing workload for noise countermeasures in circuit design. In response, ROHM developed diodes that combine low VF for more efficient operation with fast trr characteristics that provide less loss and ultra-low noise during switching OFF. Optimizing the device structure and materials allows the RFL/RFS series to achieve the optimum balance of VF and trr, which are important characteristics for FRDs but are in a trade-off relationship. The low VF RFL series reduces VF by approx. 3.2% and trr by about 8.3% over the conventional RFN series, while the high-speed RFS series decreases VF by approx. 17.9% vs the conventional RFUH series. Both products contribute to higher power supply efficiency through optimal design based on circuit requirements. Furthermore, ultra-low noise diode recovery characteristics are achieved, they help to reduce both workload and components for noise.

Creator of Isolation Technology Acquired
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navitassemi.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-12

Navitas Semiconductor has announced the acquisition of VDD Tech, creator of digital-isolators for next-generation power conversion, which are essential to deliver size, weight, and system-cost improvements in high-power markets such as consumer, motor drive, solar, data center, and EV. VDD Tech's proprietary modulation-technique enables stable, reliable, efficient power conversion at MHz+ switching speeds. Proprietary dV/dt sensing, blanking, and refresh technologies enable an unprecedented combination of very-high-voltage-isolation capability with the highest frequency of operation requiring 5-10x higher dV/dt immunity than legacy Silicon. Low isolation-capacitance (<0.5pF) and innovative, robust modulation deliver low-jitter digital-communication for isolated-driver control and analog-sensing feedback. A minimum 200 V/ns Common-Mode Transient Immunity (CMTI) is uniquely guaranteed across all temperature and operating conditions. VDD Tech was founded in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, by Vincent Dessard, quickly joined by Aimad Saib, each of them holding a doctorate and 15+ years' experience in analog / mixed-mode IC research and development. Dessard and Saib have taken leading roles in Navitas' advanced R&D teams. "VDD Tech's isolation technology is a key part of our growing power-and-control integration strategy, creating an additional $1B/yr market opportunity," said Gene Sheridan, Navitas CEO and co-founder. "We continue to research and review new technologies that we could add to Navitas' core strengths, and deliver significant CO2 emission-reduction benefits as we continue our mission to 'Electrify Our World'."

EMI Test Receiver Bandwidth Extended to 1 GHz
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rohde-schwarz.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-12

To help EMC engineers meet the increasing demand for higher measurement speeds, Rohde & Schwarz introduces a wideband solution which is able to measure up to 970 MHz in real time, while keeping a high dynamic range and measurement accuracy. In order to speed up measurement time and to provide a more careful analysis of interfering signals, the R&SESW EMI test receiver offers the possibility to increase its FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) bandwidth to 350 MHz with the  R&S ESW-B350 option, and to 970 MHz with the R&S ESW-B1000 option. This makes the R&S ESW not only an instrument of highest performance in RF, functionality, versatility and hardware quality, but also in high-speed testing especially for pretests and general EMI analysis. With the R&S ESW-B1000 offering 970 MHz of FFT bandwidth, the R&S ESW can process the CISPR Bands C and D in one shot – even with quasi peak and CISPR average detectors working in parallel – offering a significant gain in measurement speed. The 970 MHz wide spectrum is measured in real time; users benefit from a truly gapless spectrogram. Infrequent emissions can be observed over a significantly longer time and are detected with a much higher probability. Emissions from equipment under test going through a duty cycle are recorded over a broad spectrum of 970 MHz without missing the shortest pulse.

Power Electronics for Electric and Hybrid Powertrains
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-12

Renault Group and Vitesco Technologies announced the signing of a strategic partnership for the joint development and the production of power electronics in a so-called "One Box" for electric and hybrid powertrains. Under this agreement, both partners will join their forces, contributing their know-how and experience to jointly develop a power electronics concept that is unique on the market. Renault Group will bring its electric and hybrid expertise while Vitesco Technologies will provide its "best in class" technologies and processes. The goal is a key electronic unit that combines all components in one housing: the DC-DC converter, the on-board charger OBC and the inverter. Renault Group and Vitesco Technologies teams will define the products and assembly processes of this "One Box" by integrating the latest technologies to ensure the best level of competitiveness in terms of performance and cost. This "One Box" concept will also enable an unprecedented gain in compactness (-45 percent in terms of volume) and mass for the development of Renault's future vehicles, particularly in terms of passenger space and comfort. The configurations and assembly of the various basic components will be adapted to the types of electric and hybrid powertrains. The development platform teams will be mostly based in Toulouse.

eBook Highlights Flexibility and Function of Embedded Solutions
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mouser.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-12

Mouser Electronics announces an eBook in collaboration with Microchip Technology, exploring the use of embedded microcontrollers in device design. In "Effortless Embedded Solutions", industry thought leaders offer unique perspectives on how Microchip microcontrollers can simplify device design for medical, safety, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The constantly changing nature of modern electronics design requires creative approaches and modular components. From professionally tested software libraries and reference designs to flexible peripherals, Microchip's portfolio of microcontrollers makes it possible for designers to work quickly and adapt their tools to specific applications and use cases. The eBook from Mouser and Microchip features a combination of informative videos and articles to explain the vital roles Microchip products play in applications ranging from testing medical solutions to deploying IoT devices. "Effortless Embedded Solutions" provides direct links to key Microchip products needed to address modern design challenges. Featured solutions include the 32-bit SAM microcontroller family which offer an extensive range of advanced peripherals, providing a high-performance combination of power efficiency and design flexibility. Microchip PIC16F15 mid-range microcontrollers are designed specifically for applications requiring efficient performance. The devices' integrated architecture and peripherals support low power consumption and reduced operating costs, making them an ideal choice for a variety of general-purpose applications.

300mm Manufacturing Facility in France
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Learn more:
st.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-11

STMicroelectronics and GlobalFoundries announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a jointly-operated 300mm semiconductor manufacturing facility adjacent to ST's existing 300mm facility in Crolles, France. This facility is targeted to ramp at full capacity by 2026, with up to 620,000 300mm wafer per year production at full build-out (~42% ST and ~58% GF). ST and GF are committed to building capacity for their European and global customer base. This facility will support several technologies, in particular FD-SOI-based technologies, and will cover multiple variants. This includes GF's FDX technology and ST's comprehensive technology roadmap down to 18nm, which are expected to remain in high demand for Automotive, IoT, and Mobile applications for the next few decades. FD-SOI technology has origins in the Grenoble (France) area. It has been part of ST technology and product roadmap in its Crolles facility since the early beginnings, and it was later enabled with differentiation and commercialized for manufacturing at GF's Dresden facility. FD-SOI offers substantial benefits for designers and customers, including ultra-low power consumption as well as easier integration of additional features such as RF connectivity, mmWave and security. This facility will strongly contribute to the objectives of the European Chips Act, including the goal of Europe reaching 20% of worldwide semiconductor production by 2030.

European Charging Infrastructure Joint Venture
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volvogroup.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-08

The Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and the TRATON GROUP completed the final step in forming the previously announced joint venture for charging infrastructure in Europe. The joint venture, with Anja van Niersen as appointed CEO, is expected to have a significant role in supporting the European Union's Green Deal for carbon-neutral freight transportation by 2050. As announced last year, the joint venture (JV) plans to install and operate at least 1,700 high-performance green energy charge points on, and close to, highways as well as at logistics hubs across Europe. The parties are committing to invest EUR500 million in total, which is assumed to be by far the largest charging infrastructure investment in the European heavy-duty truck industry to date. The JV intends to take a catalyzing role as a charge point operator (CPO) in the value-chain by installing and managing charging stations for heavy-duty trucks and coaches. It will be a self-standing legal entity, operating under its own corporate identity and based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Anja van Niersen, who will be taking the helm of the new company, will bring with her a breadth of experience from the energy and charging industry sector, most recently serving as CEO and later as Chairman of the Board of a major European electric vehicle charging network provider. With a strong customer-driven approach focusing on transport operators' specific needs, the JV will provide reliable and accessible high-performance charging stations for all battery electric heavy-duty vehicle fleet operators.

Megawatt Charging in Sight
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scania.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-07

Heavy transport demands a significant amount of power. To show what the charging system of tomorrow looks like for heavy electric vehicles, the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) is now launched. In 2024, we will see it on the market. Charging Interface Initiative – CharIN - a global association that wants to achieve a standardised charging infrastructure, has been working on a more powerful system for several years. At the 35th Electric Vehicle Symposium in June 2022, the MCS was introduced when an Alpitronic-charger was connected to a Scania-truck, with the new standardised connector for MCS and simulating charging at 1,2 MW. This technology will enable electric trucks going forward without disrupting the logistic flows on the European and North American transport network.  "The MCS is a milestone for especially long haulage trucks, where driving and rest times needs to be kept – drive for 4,5 h and rest for 45 min. That will need both quick charging and high capacity due to battery size," says Fredrik Allard, Head of E-mobility, Scania. The MSC will work up to 3,000 A and 1,25 kV to deliver up to 3,75 MW power when charging. "To make things as easy as possible, MCS is based on a global agreement on technical specifications, with support of a large portion of the industry, where CharIN has been the perfect incubator delivering ready concept of MCS that now are handed over to become ISO and IEC standards," says Johan Lindström, Technical Manager VCB Vehicle Technology, Scania.

SiC Test Kits with Cooling
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ppmpower.co.uk
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-07

PPM Power now offers inverter test kits which include DC link cap and cooling. These solutions enable rapid, high-performance prototyping evaluation. A range of standard options with various current ratings and DC link capacitance are available. Bus structures are available for simple 2-level, 3-phase, 4-phase and centre-tapped capacitor configurations. PPM's Test Kits with Cooling are compatible with SanRex TechnoBlock modules or a range of RoadPak automotive modules and incorporate Power Ring capacitors from Advanced Conversion, plus an engineered cold plate and busbar designed by PPM. Developed in-house by PPM, the cold plates offer high thermal performance and facilitate integrated cooling of the capacitors in a combined solution for quicker, more streamlined prototype evaluation. These test kits can be used for a range of applications but are typically used in aerospace and automotive applications. Phil Surman, PPM Power Sales Director, explained: ""PPM Power has recognised the need for an engineered DC Link and cold plate, to enable engineers to start working with these next generation power modules quickly. Cooling the module and providing a low inductance DC link has been taken care of, allowing work to start on gate drive and optimisations." While this product allows customers to choose from a range of standard options, PPM Power also offers fully bespoke test kits to suit customer requirements.

Collaboration in WBG-based Server and Gaming PC Power Solutions
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infineon.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-07

Infineon Technologies and Delta Electronics deepen their collaboration to deliver solutions for the convenience of end-customers. The latest and most prominent examples of this cooperation include Delta's 1.4 kW server power supply and a 1.6 kW Titanium gaming power platform. The 1.4 kW server power supply leverages Infineon's CoolSiC MOSFET technology and Delta's multi-decade core competence in power electronics to achieve beyond 96 percent efficiency. Another case for highest efficiency is the 1.6 kW gaming power platform powered by Infineon's CoolGaN technology complemented with EiceDRIVER gate driver ICs. The efficiency of this design reaches up to 96 percent at wide-range input and multi-output and meets the Titanium standard in the industrial domain. This is enabled by Infineon's CoolGaN GIT (gate-injected transistor) 600 V e-mode HEMT, adapted in an interleaving totem-pole PFC topology. Both design examples demonstrate how Infineon's portfolio of WBG devices, together with Delta's system innovation potential, can enable new efficiency levels to meet and exceed modern application requirements. By deepening their collaboration, both companies aim toward a leading position in WBG-based platforms through cost-effective, robust solutions backed up by the highest supply stability.

Agreement with UK Custom Battery Pack Specialist
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-05

Anglia Components has signed a distribution agreement with Alexander Battery Technologies (ABT), a UK manufacturer of custom battery packs for high end applications. Anglia is the first distributor that Alexander Battery Technologies has appointed and will become their exclusive distribution partner in the UK & Ireland. ABT offers customised battery packs for OEM customers, including Lithium-Ion, NiMH, and primary battery solutions. Markets served include medical, power tools, communications, test, defence and robotics. The company holds ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 approvals to support medical applications. The agreement gives Anglia customers direct access to ABT's advanced custom battery pack design and assembly service and will be supported by Anglia's technical teams who have been trained on ABT's full capabilities. Commenting on the partnership, Mark Rutherford, Managing Director at Alexander Battery Technologies, said, "We thought carefully before taking the step of appointing a distributor as our custom approach makes our solutions difficult to present effectively to customers, however, Anglia have demonstrated that their technical team is fully capable of providing the high level of support required. In addition, they have an outstanding customer reach with technical and sales support which is second to none. We're really looking forward to seeing this exclusive distribution deal flourish."

Power Module Meets the Requirements of the 24 V Industrial Voltage Network
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we-online.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-07-05

A new generation of MagI³C VDMM power modules: The Variable Step Down MicroModules now cover all bus voltages from 3.3 V through 24 V Applications include Point-of-Load Converters or a direct connection to the 24V bus. The ultra-wide input voltage ranges up to 36 V makes the MicroModule robust against voltage transients on the 24 V bus. The MicroModule has been optimized for space-limited applications and therefore comes in the compact LGA-8 package. The adjustable output voltage ranges from 1 V to 6 V with a current up to 0.3 A. The MagI³C-VDMM series is a clear favorite for replacing linear regulators. Applications include supplying interfaces, microcontrollers, microprocessors, DSPs and FPGAs. Thanks to their small package size and high efficiency (up to 87%), they are particularly suitable for use in mobile and battery-powered devices. To save energy, the power module can be set to sleep mode using an additional pin. Würth Elektronik undertook its own pre-compliance measurements to verify filter combinations and ascertained that the interference radiated and conducted from the modules is below the limit of EMC standard EN55032/CISPR32 Class B.

Distributor now Stocking Range of Current Sense Transducers
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danisense.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-05

Danisense has announced that it has signed a global franchise agreement with electronics components distributor Farnell. Farnell is stocking twenty-three of Danisense's current sense transducers plus accessories. Included on the Farnell line-card are current transducers that span 50 – 2000A. All are based on Danisense's innovative closed loop, flux gate sensor technology, which results in highly-accurate, stable and repeatable measurement. The products are made in Danisense's vertically-integrated Danish facility and enjoy a reputation for high reliability and quality. Comments Loic Moreau, Sales & Marketing Director, Danisense A/S: "We are delighted that we now have signed a global distribution agreement with Farnell – one of the world's leading distributors. We believe that Farnell's broad experience in many different markets and their global presence will help drive our business forward." Simon Meadmore, Vice President of Product and Supplier Management at Farnell says: "We are delighted to add Danisense to our portfolio. This new agreement with Danisense offers a platform to further expand Farnell's portfolio of high accuracy current transducers for applications like e-mobility, power converters, oscilloscopes, multimeters, medical equipment, battery storage, and much more, to service the needs of our ever growing global customer base."

Partnership Helps to Move Europe Closer to Largescale Battery Cell Production
  • Industry News
  • 2022-07-04

The signed memorandum of understanding between Belgium based battery company Novali and industrial automation solution supplier Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. demonstrates quite how soon that agreement may be realized. Novali was set-up to finance and deliver multiple 'giga factories' across Europe, with production scheduled to start in 2025. In order to meet these deadlines Novali has signed a technology partnership agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Europe. 'The relationship will encompass fast deployment of existing automation solutions for battery cell production, and then collaboration to build the value chain for the next generation of batteries manufactured in Europe.' said Klaus Petersen, Director Lithium Battery Industry EMEA, Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV. Mitsubishi Electric has long term experience in supplying automation solutions in the lithium cell manufacturing industry in Asia, and a well-established customer base of machine builders in Europe. While the value chain in Europe still needs to be built up, the partners aim at creating a network of local machine builders capable of delivering a complete cell manufacturing line at gigawatt hour (GWh) scale. The focus will be on building best in class cells while avoiding wastage within the process, something that has so far been a challenge in the sector.

12 Watt DC/DC Converters (SIP-8) for Industrial Applications
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tracopower.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-30

TRACO Power's TMR 12WI series is a family of isolated 12W DC/DC converter modules with regulated output, featuring wide 4:1 input voltage ranges. The product offers a very high power density of 4.73W/cm³ in an ultra-compact SIP-8 metal package occupying only 2.0 cm² (0.3 square inch) of board space. An efficiency of up to 90% allows for an extended operating temperature range of –40° to +65°C without derating under natural convection conditions (see recommended PCB layout). Further features include remote On/Off control, continuous short circuit protection and an I/O isolation voltage of 1600 VDC. The very compact dimensions of these converters make them an ideal solution for many space critical applications in communication equipment, instrumentation and industrial electronics.

High-Power Fuse Product Family Expanded with Semiconductor Model Series
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bourns.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-30

Bourns announced the expansion of the Company's POWrFuse High-Power Fuse product family. The two POWrFuse model PF-F and PF-M series are high power rating industrial fuse links specially designed to meet the UL 248-13 semiconductor (aR) standard. These high power fuses are excellent solutions to help protect sensitive power semiconductor devices against overcurrent events in a variety of power inverters, converters, rectifiers, AC/DC drives, UPS systems and reduced voltage motor starters. The Bourns POWrFuse PF-F series features 800 VAC/VDC voltage, power ratings from 50-400 A and up to a 100 kA @ 800 VAC and 50 kA @ 800 VDC interrupting rating. The POWrFuse PF-M series provides 240 VAC/150 VDC voltage, power ratings from 50-180 A and up to a 160 kA @ 240 VAC and 50 kA @ 150 VDC interrupting rating. Both of these high-power fuse series are bolt mounted, offer fast-acting protection under fault current, low resistance and power loss, and deliver an operating temperature range of -55 to +125 °C. In addition, both series are UL recognized to help OEMs save qualification time while also enhancing overall quality and reliability. These attributes, in turn, help to lower the total cost of ownership for end customers.

Common Mode Choke Solution for EMI Suppression in Harsh Environments
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kemet.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-29

As part of the YAGEO Group KEMET announces its SCF-XV series of AEC-Q200 qualified common mode chokes. This series fulfills the growing need for high voltage automotive and harsh environment industrial EMI filtering applications. The SCF-XV series offers up to 1,000 V AC/DC, the highest rated voltage. The nanocrystalline metal core results in a reduced footprint, rated current range from 5 to 35 A, DCR from 0.65 to 40.3 mO, an operating temperature from -40°C to +150°C, two different layouts (vertical/horizontal), and three different outer core diameters (19/25/29 mm). The toroidal coils are designed with nanocrystalline metal cores and are useful in various noise countermeasure fields. These features position SCF-XV as an exceptional EMI suppression solution. This series addresses design engineers' needs with a wide variety of characteristics for automotive and harsh environment industrial applications (robotics, high voltage power supplies, high reliability) and completes KEMET's already existing automotive-grade common mode chokes portfolio including SCR-XV and SCT-XV. Many solutions comparable to the SCF-XV use ferrite coils are not always AEC-Q200 qualified, have a maximum 750 V AC/DC, and have a larger footprint. With a rated 1,000 V AC/DC and AEC-Q200 qualified, this series, together with SCR-XV and SCT-XV, is ideal for use in the EV automotive market. This series supports the industry's trend to increase the vehicle-installed Lithium-ion battery pack voltage to limit drive train currents. With its space-saving and high characteristics, this series also addresses the trend of miniaturization and operation in harsh environmental conditions.

250W 2 x 4 Inch Medical and Industrial Power Supplies
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lambda.tdk.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-29

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 250W rated TDK-Lambda brand 2" x 4" footprint CUS250M series of AC-DC power supplies. The series is certified to both IEC 60601-1 and IEC 62368-1 standards for both Class I and Class II (double insulated) installations. Target applications include medical, home healthcare, dental, test and measurement, broadcast, professional audio and industrial equipment. Conduction and convection cooling enables silent operation, and the CUS250M can deliver up to 250W in -20°C to +50°C ambient temperatures. Operation at +80°C is also possible with appropriate derating. With 1m/s forced air cooling utilising system airflow or the optional integral fan, the U channel models can deliver 250W in a +50°C ambient, derating to 125W at +70°C. Options for the CUS250M include a 5V 0.1A standby voltage, remote on/off, DC OK and AC Fail signals and a choice of U channel, U channel with cover or top mounted fan mechanical construction. 12V and 24V models will be available initially, with 15V, 18V, 28V, 36V and 48V outputs following later. The output voltage can be adjusted by the user. The series accepts an 85 to 264Vac input and earth leakage current is less than 150µA - including all tolerances. Touch current is <10µA (Class I) and <70µA (Class II).

European Factory for Battery Systems
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icpt.pl
  • Industry News
  • 2022-06-29

Impact Clean Power Technology begins construction of a modern battery systems factory – GigafactoryX – for the public transport, railroad sector and stationary energy storage for both the professional energy sector and individual users. The investment will multiply the company's production capacity up to 5 GWh per year. The GigafactoryX project assumes the construction of a battery factory for electric vehicles. Power systems will be based on lithium-ion cells in technologies: LTO, LFP and NMC. Thanks to the investment, production capacity of Impact Clean Power Technology S.A. will be multiplied to the target level of 5 GWh per year in relation to the current daily production of 1 MWh. Construction of the GigafactoryX will involve the employment of approximately 200 new employees. The start of production planned for 2024 will guarantee the security of the supply of battery systems for the world's largest brands. The production lines will be highly automated, which will affect not only production efficiency and the quality of produced batteries but also the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. The company will also take care of the ecological production process. It will be powered by photovoltaic installation stabilized by energy storage built from recycled battery systems previously used in public transport. Ultimately, half of the raw materials used in production will also come from recycling.

Automotive Qualified LED Driver with "Wettable Flanks"
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recom-power.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-29

RECOM Power's RPY-1.5Q AEC-Q100 automotive-qualified LED driver is now available in a thermally-enhanced QFN package with an integrated shielded inductor and optional 'wettable flanks'. This feature allows Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) of solder joints, as demanded by automotive customers, avoiding the need for costly and slow X-ray inspection. The product is just 3 x 5 x 1.6mm but can provide a precision programmable constant current up to a full 1.5A from an input of 4 to 36VDC for nominal supply voltages of 5, 12 or 24V. PWM or analog dimming is possible and an enable input and fault flag output are provided. The device is fully protected against input under-voltage, over-temperature and output short circuits and over-current. Operating junction temperature is from -40°C to +125°C. While the AEC-Q100 qualification and wettable flanks feature will make the RPY-1.5Q ideal for automotive applications, it is also suitable for general visible and IR lighting use in buildings, drones and robotics, and as a precision current source in test and measurement equipment.

DC/DC Converter Delivers 12W in SIP-8 Package
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pduke.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-29

P-DUKE has launched its high power density DC/DC converter series in a SIP-8 package named PDL12W. It expands P-Duke's SIP8 casing DC/DC converter range from 2W to 9W with a 12W version. There are three 4:1 input voltage ranges available: 4.5-18, 9-36 and 18-75VDC allowing 25V, 50V, and 100V transient pulses for 1 second. Available output voltages are 3.3, 5, 5.1, 9, 12, 15, 24, ±5, ±12, and ±15VDC which provide up to 12W output power. With thermal dissipating via its metal casing and high conversion efficiency of up to 90%, operation from -40 to +70°C ambient temperatures without derating is possible. To cope with demanding space requirements of ever decreasing size applications, it saves more than 50% space, compared with the DIP-24 package and features an input to output isolation of 1600VDC and optionally 3000VDC. The fixed switching frequency pulse-width modulation topology makes an additional EMC filtering easier in comparison to frequency modulation control circuits. Full protection functions of the PLD12W are over-current, short-circuit, under-voltage lockout and output over-voltage protection, helping users to create a safe and reliable power system in any application. This series is certified according to IEC/EN/UL 62368-1. Additionally, shock and vibration levels are compliant with MIL-STD-810F. With an operating altitude of up to 5000 meters and a wide operating ambient temperature of -40°C to +105°C make these converters entirely suitable in any ruggedized, high-reliability industrial environment.

PCIM Gaming-for-Charity Event Raises €15,000 for Ukraine Project
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vincotech.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-06-29

Vincotech staged a virtual reality game at the PCIM Europe trade fair. Visitors rose to the challenge, enabling Vincotech booth staff and engaged partners to raise €15,000 for the child welfare NGO Plan International Deutschland. Vincotech has long hosted charity events at PCIM Europe. At this year's fair, the company invited show-goers to defy their fear of heights in a virtual reality game, pledging to donate money to Plan International Deutschland for every person who would dare to accept the challenge. Hundreds stepped up, raising around €12.3k over three days. Vincotech matched all contributions; Plan International Deutschland will receive a €15,000 check. War takes a heavy toll on the mental health of youngsters; these invisible wounds linger long after the fighting stops. Plan International is working with other organizations in Ukraine's neighboring countries Poland, Romania and Moldova to provide relief to youngsters and their families suffering from this conflict by way of child protection, mental health, education and advocacy programs, as well as cash and vouchers. "This year's charity drive was a personal matter for us," says Edoardo Guiotto, Vincotech VP Sales and Marketing. "Ukrainians have long been valued members of the workforce at our plant in Bicske, Hungary. Our hearts go out to our colleagues and their families, and we support them any way we can within our company. Making an external donation for Plan International for the project focusing on children is as important to us."

Sales and Design Center in Korea
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innoscience.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-06-28

Innoscience Technology has opened an office in Gwangmyeong, near Seoul, Korea, to provide technical and marketing services to the country's massive consumer and automotive market. Innoscience Korea will also design solutions tailored to the Korean's market needs and based on InnoGaN technology. The office is headed by Mr. KE Hong, Vice President and General Manager of Innoscience Korea, who is fully responsible for business development in Korea.  Mr Hong has 27 years' experience in the power semiconductor industry, holding key roles at other international and Korean companies. Mr. Jay Son, CEO of Innoscience, comments: "As we expand Innoscience's global presence, it is vital to have a direct presence in Korea, which is a very strategic market for Innoscience. We welcome KE Hong and the team and will benefit from his rich professional knowledge, practical experience and forward-looking management." The team in Korea is already formed by nine highly skilled engineers and it is quickly expanding with the addition of designers, sales and product marketing experts. Adds Hong: "Innoscience has shaken up the GaN market by making products readily available at competitive prices. Innoscience is perfectly positioned to provide GaN power devices in mass volume, which is what we think the Korean market was waiting for. Korea is a significant opportunity for Innoscience. We are working hard to support all our customers here and to showcase the benefit of using InnoGaN in relevant applications."

Submit Your Proposals for APEC 2023
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apec-conf.org
  • Event News
  • 2022-06-28

APEC is pleased to announce that Technical Session Papers, Professional Education Seminar Proposals, and Industry Session Proposals are now being accepted for APEC 2023, which will take place March 19-23, 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. APEC 2023 continues the tradition of focusing on the practical aspects of the power electronics profession; the Professional Education Seminars at APEC 2023 address the need for in-depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. Each seminar combines practical application with theory designed to further educate the working professional in power electronics or related fields. Topics are to address the practical issues of the specification, design, manufacture and marketing of power electronic components, products, and systems. Proposals focusing on, but not limited to, any of the following areas of power electronics are welcome. To be considered as an author of a highly regarded Technical Program Paper, prospective authors are asked to submit a digest explaining the problem that will be addressed by the paper, its major results, and how it is different from the closest existing literature. Technical Program Papers presented at APEC must be original material and not have been previously presented or published. The principal criteria used by reviewers in selecting digests for the program will be the usefulness of the work to the practicing power electronics professional. They also value evidence of completed experimental work. All technical papers are due by August 12, 2022, education seminar proposals are due by September 16, 2022, and Industry Session Proposals are due September 2, 2022.

Buck Regulator Module with Integrated Passives
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aosmd.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-28

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of the AOZ29303QI, a simple-to-use highly integrated buck module. The product is available in a 9mm x 6mm QFN 48-lead exposed pad package with a 3.7mm height. AOZ29303QI can deliver an output current of 3A with input voltage up to 30V and output voltage up to 5.5V. The device offers a simple, compact solution suited to a wide variety of applications such as industrial, factory automation, networking, and general-purpose point of load. The buck module comprises a controller IC, power MOSFET, rectifier diode, bootstrap capacitor, and an inductor. It can achieve up to 93% peak efficiency. When operating in low output current conditions, the device will run in a proprietary pulse energy mode (PEM) to achieve high efficiency by reducing switching loss. Under this mode, the regulators can still maintain 85% efficiency in 10mA light load operation making it an ideal choice for "always on" applications. A suite of operation protections is available for this integrated module: cycle-by-cycle Over-Current Protection (OCP), output Over-Voltage Protection (OVP), output Short-Circuit Protection (SCP), and Over-Temperature Protection (OTP). External components required to realize a complete solution are minimal and offer the user flexibility to choose soft-start time, operating frequency, external compensation, and output voltage setting.

Transient Modelling for Power Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-27

Toshiba Electronics Europe announces the availability of G2 SPICE models allowing designers to more faithfully simulate the performance of their designs before committing to hardware. Alongside Toshiba's existing G0 SPICE models that emphasize computational speed over accuracy, the range of G2 SPICE models is now accessible to simulate transient characteristics more accurately. In the challenging world of power electronics and automotive design there is a strong demand for preliminary performance predictions of the EMI performance and power dissipation of the entire system. This leads to a growing demand for SPICE models for power semiconductors that can predict power conversion efficiencies, EMI and other relevant parameters. These G2 SPICE models for discrete power devices are created using the macro model format, combining multiple compact models to match the structure of the device, representing the electrical characteristics with a few non-linear elements and a continuous arbitrary function. With this approach, switching simulations are more accurate and closer to actual measurements by improving the reproducibility of the high-current-domain characteristics of the ID-VDS curve, including the voltage-dependent characteristics of the parasitic capacitance. Available from Toshiba's website, the G2 models cover low voltage MOSFETs (12V-300V) and medium to high voltage MOSFETs (400V to 900V). Versions are available for PSpice and LTSpice.

Inauguration Ceremony for Production Plant in Malaysia
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penangstem.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-06-27

LEM announces that an inauguration ceremony was held in Penang, Malaysia for its new production plant. The ceremony was attended by the Chief Minister of Penang, the Chairman and CEO of LEM, together with invited guests including the Swiss Ambassador to Malaysia. The project was first announced in 2020, with the first electric current sensor products expected to come on-line in Q1 2024. Right Honourable Mr. Chow Kon Yeow, the Chief Minister of Penang, said: "Supply chain resiliency and well-developed ecosystem are among the key differentiators that made Penang a sustainable location for the electrical and electronics (E&E) players. Being a leading company in electrical measurement that serves the emerging and high-growth industries, I am confident that LEM would be able to reap a myriad of benefits from its operation in Penang while complementing the State's presence in the world map of technology." "The State, via InvestPenang and other relevant state agencies, is committed to work closely with LEM to ensure smooth project implementation on the ground," Chow added. Andreas Hürlimann, Chairman of LEM, remarked: "We are delighted to be welcomed today by the key persons in Malaysia who have made this investment process come to fruition so efficiently, despite the recent pandemic challenges. We selected Penang as a strategic location to improve our supply chains, increase our resilience and better meet the needs of our customers here in Asia, as well as Europe and the US. This plant will complement our existing facilities in China, Bulgaria and Switzerland as we invest in more capacity to achieve our ambitious but profitable growth objectives in the coming years."

Coreless Current Sensors
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murata.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-27

Murata announces the MRD series of open-loop current sensors for industrial systems. Each integrates tunnel magneto-resistive (TMR) elements - enabling precision measurement with regard to both DC and AC currents up to 40A, as well as maintaining stable characteristics across an extensive temperature range. This gives them a full scale output accuracy of ±1.0% when operating anywhere between -40°C and 105°C, with fast-response time of 0.5µs (typical) also being supported. The coreless structure of these current sensors does not exhibit hysteresis effects or saturation issues which are typical side-effects with an iron core. It also results in reduced size and weight, as well as making mounting easier. Their proprietary differential measurement with two TMR-based elements gives immunity against external magnetic stray fields. This makes them suitable for use in application environments with high levels of electromagnetic noise. Because of the high accuracy current sensing capabilities of the Murata MRD series and the fast response that these devices can achieve, they will be of significant value in a wide variety of applications. These include photovoltaic inverters, DC-DC converters, EV charging infrastructure and power conditioning systems. Murata's MRD current sensors are compliant with the UL62368-1 electrical equipment safety standard. These devices are supplied in SOICW16 packages as well as galvanic isolation over 4.8kV.

Vehicle Electrification – The Latest Trends and Technologies
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psma.com
  • Event News
  • 2022-06-27

On Tuesday September 13 at 9:00CDT and the following Tuesday September 20, at 9:00CDT, the PSMA Transportation Electronics Committee will offer an 2 session virtual Workshop which will be focused on the latest technologies, and future trends surrounding vehicle electrification. This workshop will be fine-tuned for any engineer or manager that is involved in vehicle electrification. This includes those, not only in the Automotive industry, but also those in Off Road, and Heavy-Duty industries. Each session will lead off with keynote speakers and end with Q&A and a roundtable discussion. The first sessions Keynote will be offered by KIA motors with a presentation on the "Evolution of the EV Market". The second session will have 2 keynotes. The first will be offered by Fernando Slacedo of the DOE, with an "Overview of Current EV Charging Projects Supported by the Department of Energy". There will also be a second Keynote for this session offered by Oakridge National Laboratory with a presentation on "Materials to help battery life. Recycling, Trends in testing - All chemistries". The vast number of subjects that will be covered are too numerous to list completely, but some of the subjects include the latest technologies in fast charging and wireless charging, what to do about high EMI, DC/DC Converter trends, Battery Testing and Management, and much, much more.

PCIM Europe Conference 2023: Call for Papers
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  • Event News
  • 2022-06-23

The PCIM Europe, the leading trade fair and conference for power electronics, will be held again in Nuremberg from 9 - 11 May 2023. Experts in this highly specialized field can apply with an abstract to speak at the international conference by 18 October 2022. The PCIM Europe conference offers interested professionals a stage to present research results, scientific papers and current trends to a qualified audience of over 700 participants from all over the world. Speakers have the opportunity to share their know-how either in a 20-minute talk or in the form of a poster presentation. The Call for Papers closes on 18.10.2022, after which the PCIM Europe Advisory Board, chaired by Prof. Dr. Leo Lorenz, ECPE, Germany, will decide on the acceptance of the submissions. Since all manuscripts of the presentations will be published in the PCIM Europe conference proceedings as well as in the scientific databases IEEExplore, IET Inspec-Direct, Compendex, Knovel and Scopus, a conference contribution also fulfills the formal requirements for a scientific publication. Attractive awards will be presented among all submissions: The three Best Paper Awards honor the best submissions overall. The Young Engineer Award recognizes an engineer under the age of 30 for an outstanding paper. Young researchers up to 30 years of age also have the opportunity to qualify for the Young Researcher Award. All winners will receive an attractive prize money of 1,000 euros.  

Collaboration on High Power Density SiC Inverters
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  • Industry News
  • 2022-06-23

CISSOID has collaborated with NAC Group and Advanced Conversion to offer a compact and optimally integrated 3-Phase SiC Power Stack combining a 1200V SiC Intelligent Power Module from CISSOID and a 6-pack low-ESR/ESL DC-Link capacitor from Advanced Conversion. This Power Stack can be further integrated with a controller board and a liquid cooler offering a complete hardware and software platform for the design of high power density and high efficiency SiC Inverters (see picture) for e-motor drives. "The DC link is a critical component for high-power inverters utilizing fast switching that is often overlooked during the initial stages of design. However, efficient fast switching wide bandgap devices requires a carefully designed DC link bus topology with tightly integrated capacitors." says James Charlton, Director of Product Marketing at NAC Group, who have collaborated with Advanced Conversion to develop a range of kits for use with the CISSOID module. "Thanks to the capacitor kit customers can find immediately a high-performance capacitor perfectly suited with our fast-switching 3-Phase SiC IPM's, accelerating their inverter design for compact and efficient e-motor drives" says Pierre Delatte, CTO of CISSOID.

Compact Gallium Nitride Half-Bridge Power IC
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-22

Wise-integration launched its first commercial product: the 120mOhm WI62120 half-bridge power circuit, which provides power electronics designers with power density, performance, and cost-effectiveness. The JEDEC-certified WI62120, a 650V enhancement mode GaN-on-silicon integrated circuit, is part of Wise-integration's WiseGanTM family of power devices. It leverages the intrinsic properties of GaN to provide improved current capabilities, voltage breakdown, and switching frequencies for applications in high-efficiency and high-density power conversion, including AC/DC, DC/DC, and DC/AC, from 30W to 3kW. Target market sectors include consumer (such as ultra-fast chargers for mobile and desktop devices), E-mobility, and industrial AC/DC power supplies and designs utilizing Bridgeless Totem Pole power factor conversion (PFC) active clamp flyback (ACF), two-inductor one-capacitor (LLC) resonant converters, and synchronous buck or boost half-bridge topologies. "We are proud to bring our first WiseGan product release into production," said Thierry Bouchet, CEO of Wise-integration. "The 120 mOhm WI62120 is the most compact half bridge in the market with a 6×8 PQFN package that maximizes customer benefits in terms of high power density, performance, and bill of materials cost reduction. We're confident that our customers will find it very useful in all ACF topologies and PFC-LCC architectures, and that it will help them leverage the benefits provided by smaller, more-efficient, and more cost-effective power electronics."

Reference Design Portfolio Kick-Starts USB-C PD GaN Power Adapter Development
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  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-22

Transphorm announced availability of seven reference designs intended to speed development of GaN-based USB-C PD power adapters. The portfolio includes a wide range of open frame design options with various topologies, outputs, and wattages (45W to 140W) to choose from. The power adapter reference designs use SuperGaN Gen IV 650V FETs to deliver the ease-of-design, high reliability with high performance advantages that have become synonymous with Transphorm GaN devices. In recent analysis when compared to a 175 mOhm e-mode GaN device, Transphorm's 240 mOhm SuperGaN FET showed lower on resistance rise with temperatures above 75°C and higher performance at 50 percent and 100 percent (full) power. "Transphorm is unique in that it offers the only portfolio of GaN FETs covering the widest range of power levels for the broadest range of applications," said Tushar Dhayagude, VP, Field Applications & Technical Sales, Transphorm. "Our power adapter reference designs spotlight our low power capabilities. We offer controller-agnostic PQFN and TO-220 devices that can dramatically simplify design. These features along with others help our customers go to market quickly and easily with a GaN solution capable of achieving groundbreaking power efficiency levels. This is what Transphorm's GaN is all about."

DC Fast Charger Production Facility in Italy
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  • Industry News
  • 2022-06-22

ABB E-mobility has strengthened its position in EV charging solutions with the opening of the company's largest DC fast charger production site to date - the E-mobility Centre of Excellence in Valdarno, Tuscany. The full range of ABB DC charging solutions will be produced at the site, supporting the electrification of all transport sectors and exemplifying ABB E-mobility's commitment to building a zero-emission future with smart, reliable charging solutions for electric vehicles. Having already sold in excess of 680,000 EV chargers across more than 85 markets, ABB E-mobility's $30 million investment in the Valdarno facility means it has now more than doubled its production capacity over the last two years, with the opening of the 16,000m2 Valdarno plant enabling the creation of more than 10,000 additional DC chargers a year. In addition, the new facility will support ABB E-mobility's continued drive to innovate. Having invested 14 percent of 2021 revenues into R&D, the Valdarno location will house a 3,200m2 space for development and prototyping. Here, around 70 of the site's 500-plus employees will be dedicated to implementing innovative solutions, new software, and product life cycle management tools to fully integrate R&D activities with manufacturing. ABB E-mobility employs more than 350 R&D experts globally and has a portfolio of over 350 granted patents.

Hardware-Software Solution for Three-Phase BLDC Motor Inverters
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power.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-21

Power Integrations unveiled control software for three-phase BLDC motor drives. Combined with Power Integrations' BridgeSwitch integrated half-bridge motor driver and easy-to-use Motor-Expert configuration and diagnostics tool, this complete hardware-software solution enables 98.2 percent efficiency, reduces board space by more than 70 percent and requires just three components for current feedback circuitry, compared to 30 components in a discrete solution. The solution is ideal for residential and commercial appliances with three-phase motors, such as air conditioner fans, high-speed hair dryers, refrigerator compressors, range hood fans and water pumps. Power Integrations' software adds three-phase FOC to the existing library of single-phase code. It allows real-time adjustment of motor speed and torque via the Motor-Expert graphical user interface (GUI). The code runs on any Arm Cortex-M0 at 48 MHz and does not require a hardware accelerator block. It can also be ported to other equivalent MCUs. The current modeling algorithm is robust and reliable and has passed extensive static and dynamic test conditions, including low latency response to real-time events. The high degree of current accuracy ensures low jitter operation. The new code is MISRA C-compliant (Motor Industry Software Reliability Association), portable, modular and allows the user to modify any of the software layers.

Marine Battery System for Electrification of Broad Range of Vessels
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leclanche.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-20

Leclanché SA has completed development of a third-generation marine battery system designed to support the needs of ship builders in producing 100% electric and hybrid marine vessels. Called the Navius MRS-3TM, the system improves upon Leclanché's MRS-2 – already powering a broad range of ferries, container ships and specialty vessels in service around the world. The newest version features significant improvements in battery energy density, modularity and safety making it the maritime industry's most flexible and powerful vessel electrification system ever created with the lowest carbon footprint. Battery string voltages of up to 1200 VDC are available with up to 720 A string continuous discharge current. The number of cells per module has been increased to 36 from 32 allowing each module to provide 8.7kWh of energy, representing a 13% increase over those fitted in the MRS-2. Critically important, the modules comply with the most stringent safety requirements for the marine, rail, and road sectors. The Navius MRS-3 racks are available in seven different heights enabling them to fit into nearly all battery rooms. They provide 27% more energy in a comparable footprint than earlier generation systems; the reduced rack width requires a third-less front access for maintenance.

40V MOSFETs Save Energy and Lower Noise
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st.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-20

Cutting both on-resistance and switching loss, while optimizing body-diode properties, the STMicroelectronics 40V MOSFETs, STL320N4LF8 and STL325N4LF8AG, save energy and ensure low noise in circuits for power conversion, motor control, and power distribution. The 40V N-channel enhancement-mode MOSFETs leverage the latest-generation STPOWER STripFET F8 oxide-filled trench technology to achieve superior figures of merit. The STL320N4LF8 and STL325N4LF8AG feature maximum on-resistance (Rds(on)) of 0.8mOhm and 0.75mOhm, respectively, at gate-source voltage (VGS) of 10V. The MOSFETs extremely efficient Rds(on) per die area allows a space-saving and thermally efficient PowerFLAT 5×6 package. ST's advanced STripFET F8 technology also ensures excellent switching speed through low device capacitances that minimize dynamic parameters such as gate-drain charge, boosting the system efficiency. Designers can select switching frequency in the range from 600kHz to 1MHz, permitting smaller capacitive and magnetic components to save circuit size and bill of materials, as well as increasing the power density of the final application. Ideal for battery-powered products and applications in computing, telecom, lighting, and general power conversion, the STL320N4LF8 and STL325N4LF8AG are the first industrial-qualified and AEC-Q101 qualified STPOWER STripFET F8 MOSFET devices, respectively.

R&D Centre in Belgium's 'GaN Valley' Headed Dr Jan Šonský
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  • People
  • 2022-06-20

Innoscience has expanded its European office with an R&D center in Leuven, Belgium. The GaN power device R&D activity in Belgium is headed by Dr. Jan Šonský who joined Innoscience as Vice President of R&D. Dr. Jan Šonský will lead the development of next generation technologies in close collaboration with the company’s R&D team in Innoscience’s headquarters. Dr. Šonský received his Doctor’s Degree from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and has 20 years of experience in R&D in the semiconductor industry. Previously he has contributed and driven both GaN and Silicon technology developments for mobile and automotive applications for another leading semiconductor company, achieving technological breakthroughs. Dr. Šonský is widely respected across the industry. He served as General Chair of ISPSD conference and, as proof of his achievements, was elected to the ISPSD Hall of Fame in 2021. “Innoscience is 100% committed to gallium nitride” added Dr. Šonský. “I see a wonderful opportunity to drive our next-generation technology, enabling power electronics designers globally and across different markets to enjoy the high performance that InnoGaN brings, and revolutionize power applications as a result.”

Integrated Motor Controller and 3-Phase Gate Driver
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infineon.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-20

Infineon Technologies launches the fully programmable motor controllers MOTIX IMD700A and IMD701A. They come in 9 x 9 mm 2 64-pin VQFN packaging, offering the desired integration and higher power density needed in cordless power tools, gardening products, drones, e-bikes, and automated guided vehicles. In one package, the MOTIX IMD70xA controllers combine all of the MOTIX 6EDL7141 3-phase gate driver IC features with an additional XMC1404 microcontroller (MCU), whose peripherals and specifications are optimized for motor control and drives. Infineon's XMC1404 MCU includes a MATH coprocessor clocked at 96 MHz to enhance calculations commonly used in sensorless field-oriented control (FOC) algorithms enabling higher system performance. Moreover, in order to ensure best-in-class control, XMC1404 inherits most of the high-end peripherals found in the XMC4000 family, including PWM timers, position interface (POSIF), and serial communication modules (including CAN). The motor control IC features controllability of the gate drive slew rate to minimize system EMI. IMD70xA controllers support adjustable gate drive supply voltage even at low battery voltage levels thanks to built-in high- and low-side charge pumps, as well as many other adjustable gate driver parameters. EMI management by the digital configuration of the gate drive offers a major advantage, enabling optimization at the EMI test facility without needing to change any components on the board. In addition, both products come with a full suite of motor-drive-specific system protection features such as OCP, UVLO, over-temperature, and locked rotor detection, offering increased reliability and robustness.

Joining the TSMC Design Center Alliance
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stlayout.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-06-16

Silicon Topology announced that it has joined the Design Center Alliance (DCA) of TSMC's Open Innovation Platform (OIP). Silicon Topology specializes in analog, mixed-signal, memories, and RF circuit layout services and is experienced with TSMC's industry-leading process technologies, including 7nm, 5nm, 4nm, and 3nm technologies, as well as TSMC's specialty technologies. Focusing on ASIC physical layout services for over 25 years, Silicon Topology has accumulated comprehensive experience in many different areas, from high-speed interface IPs such as SerDes, DDR PHY to RF Tx/Rx, high precision ADC, low power oscillator, power management IC, drivers IC, and various memory design applications. The company has 200 layout experts located in support service centers in Taiwan, San Jose, Tokyo, and Nanjing to serve global customers more effectively with local resources. "Silicon Topology has joined our Design Center Alliance to address the growing demand for high-quality chip designs using TSMC's industry-leading technologies," said Suk Lee, Vice President of the Design Infrastructure Management Division at TSMC. "As a valuable ecosystem partner, Silicon Topology has helped our mutual customers with its extensive IC layout services and expertise that enabled them to launch their differentiated products quickly to the market." "Thanks to the long-term cooperation with TSMC, Silicon Topology has been continuously enhancing our layout capabilities and resources to support TSMC's industry-leading technologies," said Sean Lin, CEO of Silicon Topology. "We are proud to join TSMC's Design Center Alliance to provide our mutual customers with professional, value-added layout services to speed up the time-to-market of their products."

Photovoltaic (Class gPV) Power Fuse Product Series
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bourns.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-16

Bourns introduced the first two series of its POWrFuse High-Power Fuse product family. Featuring a high-power rating, Bourns' industrial fuse links are designed to UL 248 and IEC 60269 standard requirements. The capabilities of the POWrFuse series help protect solar photovoltaic power systems known to operate under extreme ambient temperatures, high-cycling and low-level fault current conditions. They are also excellent solutions for a variety of industrial, power supply and Battery Management System (BMS) applications. Specifically, the POWrFuse PF-E series is designed to the UL 248-19 (Class gPV) photovoltaic fuse standard and offers 1000VDC voltage, power ratings from 15 to 30 A, and up to a 20 kA interrupting rating. The POWrFuse PF-H (gPV) series is designed to the UL 248-19 and IEC 60269-6 (Class gPV) photovoltaic fuse standards and offers 600VDC/VAC voltage, power ratings from 15 to 30 A, and up to a 150 kA interrupting rating. Both high-power fuse series offer fast-acting protection under fault current, low resistance and power loss, and an operating temperature range of –55 to +125 °C. Ferrule and PCB mounting options are available for both series. The Bourns POWrFuse PF-E and PF-H (gPV) series are available now and are RoHS compliant and halogen free.

YouTube Video Addresses Rectifier Package Selection Criteria
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youtube.com/tsc
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-15

Taiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of a "Rectifier Technology Update" webinar as the latest addition to its growing YouTube Channel catalog. The webinar reviews the extensive array of packages available for this most basic of semiconductor devices and the selection criteria including package footprint and height, transient thermal impedance and thermal resistance. Added issues discussed include PCB costs, soldering techniques, power density and power dissipation. The 60-minute webinar also discusses planer vs. glass passivated (GPP) front-end processes, choosing Schottky diodes and reliability considerations. Taiwan Semiconductor's Global YouTube Channel is designed to provide informative videos addressing issues and concerns of power electronics system designers. "YouTube has taken a prominent place in providing clarity to the issues facing electronics design engineers," said Vice President, TSC Products, Sam Wang. "By making our ongoing series of informative webinars available on our dedicated Global YouTube Channel, we aim to keep our customers up to date on the latest information."

USB4 ESD Devices Provide Balance of Protection and Performance
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nexperia.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-15

Nexperia announced two Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection devices optimized for use with retimers and redrivers on high-speed data lines. PESD2V8Y1BSF is designed to protect USB4 (Thunderbolt) interfaces while PESD4V0Y1BCSF is intended for use with both USB4 as well as HDMI 2.1. These products use Nexperia's proven TrEOS technology, which combines low clamping with low capacitance and high robustness. Retimers and redrivers are commonly used in the design of high-speed USB4 interfaces. However, these result in shorter board traces which have a lower parasitic inductance, an unintended consequence of which is a reduction in the overall system-level ESD robustness. The PESD2V8Y1BSF and PESD4V0Y1BCSF provide low very fast Transmission Line Pulse (vfTLP) peak clamping voltages, which are even lower than USB4 protection solutions without visible trigger voltage in the standard I(V) TLP curve. This helps to compensate for the reduced inductance between protection and retimer, thereby increasing overall system-level ESD robustness. To comply with budget loss recommendations for ESD, these devices are designed to have exceptionally low insertion loss (-0.29 dB @ 10 GHz) and return loss (-20.6 dB @ 10 GHz). Contrary to other solutions, the capacitance does not increase with operating voltage, offering the full RF performance up to the reverse standoff voltage.

1500W Quarter-brick Converter for Critical Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-15

ABB Power Conversion is expanding its line of DC/DC bus converters with multiple modules, including a 1500-watt (W) converter, which is among the highest-powered quarter-brick DC/DC converters available today. The 1500W converters provide power densities of up to 810W per cubic inch and are available in both digital (QBDS128A0B) and analog (QBVS128A0B) versions. This high power density coupled with efficiencies of 97% or higher and IPC 9592B Class II qualification help to meet the quality and reliability needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) developing solutions for networking, data center, and industrial applications. In addition to the 1500W versions, ABB has developed two 1300W modules the QBDS108A0B and QBDS125A10R4) and a 1000W QBDS095A10R61-PHZ. The Barracuda-series bus converters add feature- and power-level flexibility to the product family to address unique power challenges. For example, the QBDS128A0B1-FZ features an integrated, high-performance heatsink which offers enhanced thermal performance in a low profile, while the QBDS095A10R61-PHZ is designed to support power over ethernet (POE) applications which require increased levels of isolation. The new Barracuda-series bus converters support input voltage ranges from 45 to 60 volts (V) DC (with exact input ranges depending on the module) and convert it down to the 12V DC output required by many point-of-load modules. This makes them well suited for server and storage applications, supercomputers, automatic testing equipment, intermediate bus applications, and distributed power architectures, to name a few.

Bipolar Capacitor Charging High Voltage Power Supplies
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deantechnology.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-14

Dean Technology announced the introduction of the UMR-BPC Series, a line of bipolar (±) high voltage power supplies designed for applications requiring dual output capacitor charging modules with higher voltage and higher power. UMR-BPC models offer output voltages up to 6kV at an output power of either 120W or 250W. "We are thrilled to be able to release a high power high voltage power supply that offers our customers bipolar capabilities," said Scott Wilson, Sales and Product Development Manager for Dean Technology. "UMR-BPC series modules are a packaging and integration convenience as they enclose two units of opposite polarity in a single case. This feature will help customers with their inventory, cable management, and installation time." UMR-BPC modules, an extension of the existing UMR Collection, are form-fit-function replacements for industry standard units. They offer low overshoot and fast rise time while maintaining high efficiency. All models come standard with voltage and current monitoring and can be upgraded to include buffered monitors and current regulation.

Automotive LDO Regulators Operate Stable at Nanoscale Output Capacitance
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rohm.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-14

ROHM introduces automotive LDO regulator ICs with stable operation at nanoscale output capacitance. The BD9xxN1 series is optimized for primary (direct connection to 12V) power supplies in a wide range of applications, including powertrain, body, ADAS, and car infotainment. In recent years, the continuing digitization of all types of equipment has been increasing the number of electronic components, which in turn has been driving the demand to reduce the number of capacitors used for circuit stabilization to shrink both the size and the bill of material (BOM). This requires power supply ICs in power supply circuits that can achieve stable operation with small sized capacitors, but until now it had been difficult to achieve stable operation in applications with output capacitances of 1µF or less. To meet these needs, ROHM developed the Nano Cap ultra-stable control technology for power supply ICs in 2020. Leveraging this technology enables ROHM designers to develop LDO regulators that ensure stable operation even at ultra-small nanoscale output capacitances. This enables the support of an output capacitance of 100nF – less than 1/10 of the value of standard products – ensuring stable operation required by applications (output voltage variation within 100mV: condition is 1mA ? 50mA/1µs load current variation), even when the input voltage and load current fluctuate.

Rad Hard 100 V GaN Transistor for Demanding Space Applications
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epc-co.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-14

EPC announces the introduction of the EPC7018 radiation-hardened GaN FET. The EPC7018 is a 100 V, 3.9 mO, 345 APulsed, rad-hard GaN FET in a small 13.9 mm2 footprint. It has a total dose radiation rating greater than 1 Mrad and SEE immunity for LET of 85 MeV/(mg/cm2). The EPC7018, along with the rest of the Rad Hard family, EPC7014, EPC7007, EPC7019, are offered in a chip-scale package, the same as the commercial eGaN FET and IC family. Packaged versions will be available from EPC Space. With higher breakdown strength, lower gate charge, lower switching losses, better thermal conductivity, and very low on-resistance, power devices based on GaN significantly outperform silicon-based devices and enable higher switching frequencies resulting in higher power densities, higher efficiencies, and more compact and lighter weight circuitry for critical spaceborne missions. GaN devices also support higher total radiation levels and SEE LET levels than silicon solutions. Applications benefiting from the performance and fast deployment of the EPC7018 include DC-DC power, motor drives, lidar, deep probes, and ion thrusters for space applications, satellites, and avionics. "The EPC7018 offers designers a high power, ultra-low on-resistance device enabling a new generation of power conversion and motor drives in space operating at higher frequencies, higher efficiencies, and greater power densities than ever achievable before", said Alex Lidow, CEO, and co-founder of EPC.

40 kW DC Charging Module
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-13

Huawei Digital Power launched its FusionCharge 40 kW DC Charging Module. This charging module is expected to become the core of electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities, so users can enjoy a better charging experience while operators and carriers save on charging facility O&M costs. The potting and isolation technologies ensure long-term reliable running in harsh environments with an annual failure rate of less than 0.2%. In addition, the product supports intelligent O&M and over the air (OTA) remote upgrade, eliminating the need for site visits. The product is 1% more efficient than the industry average. If a 120 kW charging pile is equipped with Huawei's charging module, about 1140 kWh of electricity can be saved each year. Huawei's charging module is 9 dB quieter than the industry average. When it detects reduced temperatures, the fan automatically adjusts the speed to reduce noise, making it suitable for noise-sensitive areas. Rated EMC Class B, the module can be deployed in residential areas. At the same time, its wide voltage range allows charging for different vehicle models (voltages). Huawei also provides a full portfolio of charging solutions tailored for various scenarios. At the launch, Huawei showcased its all-in-one residential solution that combines PV, energy storage, and charging devices.

Distributor Recognised for NPI and Customer Growth
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  • Industry News
  • 2022-06-13

Mouser Electronics is pleased to announce that it has been named "2021 Catalog Distributor of the Year" by RECOM Power. In presenting the award, RECOM cited Mouser's excellence in New Product Introductions and global customer growth. "RECOM is proud to present this award to Mouser," said Christoph Wolf, President of RECOM Power. "Our companies have a long-standing relationship, and we appreciate Mouser's commitment to promoting our business and ensuring customer satisfaction." "This is a great honour, particularly from a company with the reputation of RECOM," said Tom Busher, Vice President of Supplier Management at Mouser Electronics. "We have enjoyed many successes with RECOM in bringing their products to our global customer base, and we look forward to many more in the years to come."

Combining Expertise to Become Yole Group
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yolegroup.com
  • Industry News
  • 2022-06-10

Yole Développement (Yole) and System Plus Consulting announced the creation of Yole Group and its entities, Yole Intelligence and Yole SystemPlus. For more than a year, both partners have been considering a common and unique evolution of the two companies. This stems from the development of the semiconductor industry and its growth, questions and requests from manufacturers and other leading players, and the need to clarify what each company offers. This evolution illustrates a shared commitment to growing by comprising multidisciplinary experts and developing business with the sole aim of responding to requests from the industry. The clearly identified distribution of product and consulting services offered by Yole Intelligence and Yole SystemPlus will be presented on a new and dynamic internet platform, www.yolegroup.com, that will enable easy navigation and quick access to information and products. In addition to the company's description, product information, and library, Yole Group's website covers the latest news from the semiconductor industry as well as interviews with leading companies and unique editorial content created by Yole Group's analysts. These noteworthy stories will be part of a new dynamic section, Industry Insight (formerly i-Micronews).

Miniature MOSFET Gate Driver Family for Portable Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-09

Toshiba Electronics Europe has added five MOSFET gate-driver ICs in the TCK42xG series, suitable for a wide range of applications including battery powered, consumer and industrial equipment. The devices in this series control the applied gate voltage independent of the input voltage and feature an over-voltage lockout function to protect the circuit. The products are now joining the TCK421G, announced earlier this year. Products in the series can be selected for a gate-source voltage of 10V or 5.6V, allowing use with a wide variety of MOSFETs. A choice of detection voltages for the input over-voltage lockout allows them to operate from power lines from 5V to 24V. The drivers available are the TCK420G for 24V power lines, TCK422G and TCK423G for 12V, TCK424G for 9V, and TCK425G for 5V. Each new driver in the series features a built-in charge pump that ensures a stable gate-source voltage at the external MOSFET while the input can vary from 2.7V to 28V. This allows large currents to be switched. In addition, when used to control two N-channel MOSFETs connected back-to-back, they are suitable for configuring load-switch or power-multiplexer circuits with reverse-current blocking. To further assist customers' projects, Toshiba has developed the Power Multiplexer Circuit Reference Design, which provides a design example for power multiplexers that utilize the functions of TCK42xG.

AuSn Pastes for High-Power LEDs
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indium.com
  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-09

Indium Corporation has expanded its portfolio of proven pastes with two AuSn pastes designed for the higher processing temperatures and assembly needs required for use in high-power LED module array applications, such as automotive, infrastructure, and horticulture. Indium Corporation produces a wide range of solder paste products to meet the current and evolving needs of the industry. High-power LEDs have the ability to provide much higher levels of light output than traditional LEDs while also providing higher levels of performance, leading to a longer lifetime of the device. Due to the large amount of heat generated-in such a localized area-a high-melting and high-reliability solder is required for assembly. It is also critical to the LED assembly process that the solder interface between the diode and its substrate is void-free in order to generate a stable transmission of light and allow for the transfer of the tremendous heat generated by the diodes to maintain the temperature stability of the device. AuLTRA 3.2 and AuLTRA 5.1 are AuSn solder pastes specifically formulated to accommodate higher processing temperatures while providing high reliability. Both pastes are offered in a variety of AuSn alloys and powder sizes. In addition to being ideal for use in high-power LED module array applications, AuLTRA 3.2 and AuLTRA 5.1 are applicable for all AuSn paste applications as their performance has been, and continues to be, proven in the field. 

Mike Slater Apppointed Vice President of Global Business Development
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  • 2022-06-09

Digi-Key Electronics announced that it has hired Mike Slater as its new vice president of global business development. In his new role, Slater will oversee the company's worldwide customer and supplier development strategy. Slater comes to Digi-Key with more than 25 years of sales, management and business experience. Prior to joining Digi-Key, he served as the president of E-Switch Inc., where he was responsible for the company's global sales across North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Slater also previously served as a general manager at Arrow Electronics, where he built, managed and developed effective sales teams. "We are excited to have Mike join Digi-Key's collaborative team culture and share his leadership and expertise in the electronic components market," said Dave Doherty, president of Digi-Key. "Mike's deep background in sales strategy and management aligns with our strategic growth initiatives as we continue to expand our markets around the globe and redefine what it means to be a high service distributor."

Factory in India for Factory Automation Control System Products
  • Industry News
  • 2022-06-07

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it will invest approximately 2.2 billion Indian rupees, or 3.1 billion yen, in its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric India to establish a factory in India. Expected to start operations in December 2023, the factory will manufacture inverters and other factory automation (FA) control system products, expanding the company's capabilities to meet the growing demand in India. The rapidly growing Indian market is expanding at an annual rate of about 8% mainly in industries such as automobiles, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, data centers, and textiles, with further market expansion expected in the future. Mitsubishi Electric's FA control systems business in India began in the mid-1990s, and since acquiring a local manufacturer of FA control systems in 2012, the company has continued to strengthen its local business structure by establishing a local engineering team, expanding service and support capabilities, and in 2013, starting local manufacturing of products. The two-floor, 15,400 square-meter factory will be built on 40,000 square meters of land near Pune, Maharashtra, and will help expand Mitsubishi Electric's production capabilities to meet local demand for products, and also contribute to the Make in India initiative promoted by the Indian government. In addition, the factory will incorporate various features aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by reducing carbon dioxide emissions through the use of highly efficient air conditioning systems and LED lighting equipment, and meet sustainable development goals (SDGs) by reusing wastewater through underground filtration treatment and greening.

CAT III 1500 V True-RMS Solar Clamp Meter
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  • 2022-06-07

Fluke has announced the top three electrical hazards to avoid when installing and maintaining PV solar installations to keep technicians safe. The demand for highly accurate hand-held devices capable of carrying out safe and reliable measurements in these applications has now been met with the introduction of a CAT III 1500 V true-RMS solar clamp meter – the Fluke 393 FC. All test results are logged and reported via the Fluke Connect software that comes with the Fluke 393 FC true-RMS Solar Clamp Meter. Using just a phone, engineers can make and save measurements quickly, with the phone recording for 10 minutes and reporting readings to colleagues. Capable of measuring and recording up to two weeks, this safe, reliable and rugged meter also comes with an 18-inch iFlex flexible current probe for extended AC current measurements up to 2500 amps. Test leads are also rated to CAT III 1500 V DC. Hans-Dieter Schuessele, Application and Technology Expert EMEA, Fluke said: "Safety is essential when commissioning and installing PV systems. The future of power needs tools that are able to keep you safe in harsh environments – risk is not an option and you literally have to trust your meter with your life. That's why the world's first CAT III 1500 V true-RMS clamp meter has been designed to deliver enhanced protection for users in challenging CAT III environments. It's very important that there's a solid meter with multiple functions capable of operating at that rating – the solar industry desperately needs a solution like the Fluke 393 FC."

DOCSIS-Compliant Switch Delivers High Linearity
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  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-07

Richardson RFPD announced the availability and full design support capabilities for an UltraCMOS SPDT RF switch from pSemi Corporation. The PE42726 is a HaRP technology-enhanced reflective SPDT RF switch designed for use in cable applications, including DOCSIS 3.0/1 cable modem, set-top box and residential gateway. It delivers high linearity, excellent harmonics performance and high surge immunity in the 5–1794 MHz band. It also features low insertion loss and high isolation performance, making the PE42726 ideal for DOCSIS 3.1 applications. The PE42726 is manufactured on pSemi's UltraCMOS process, a patented variation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology on a sapphire substrate, offering the performance of GaAs with the economy and integration of conventional CMOS.

Opening of Joint Research Center for 300 mm Microelectronics
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  • 2022-06-07

A flagship of semiconductor research with international reach is emerging in Dresden. Fraunhofer IPMS and Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID are bundling their competences and establishing the Center for Advanced CMOS & Heterointegration Saxony. The center will offer the complete value chain in 300 mm microelectronics, a prerequisite for high-tech research for future technologies. With Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID and Fraunhofer IPMS' Center Nanoelectronic Technologies CNT, two unique research facilities in Germany in the field of microelectronics are located in Saxony. Today, they are the only two German research centers for applied microelectronics research based on 300 mm wafer industry standard equipment. With the bundling of competences and the foundation of the Center for Advanced CMOS & Heterointegration Saxony, excellent perspectives arise to attract semiconductor companies and system users as well as material and equipment manufacturers worldwide. In addition to excellent personnel and know-how, equipment with a modern equipment and plant park is crucial for industrial and research contracts. With an investment volume of about €140 million in clean room facilities, Fraunhofer IPMS is uniquely positioned in Germany in the field of applied research on the modern 300 mm wafer industry standard in the front end of CMOS manufacturing. Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID complements this expertise with innovative packaging and system integration technologies. In the future, the center will be headed by Dr. Wenke Weinreich, division manager at CNT and deputy institute director of Fraunhofer IPMS, and Dr. Manuela Junghähnel, site manager at IZM-ASSID.

Acquisition of Wafer Fabrication Facility and Operations
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  • 2022-06-03

Diodes Incorporated announced it has completed the transaction to acquire onsemi's wafer fabrication facility and operations located in South Portland, Maine ("SPFAB"). As previously announced, Diodes will integrate the South Portland facility and fab operations, including the transfer of SPFAB employees to Diodes. As part of a multi-year wafer supply agreement, Diodes will continue to manufacture onsemi's products from SPFAB as onsemi completes the transferring of this production into its other wafer fabs. "We are pleased to successfully complete this transaction, which aligns with our strategic objective for significant revenue and gross profit dollar growth over the next several years," said Diodes' chairman, president and chief executive officer, Dr. Keh-Shew Lu. "First, I would like to welcome SPFAB employees to the Diodes' family. The team's exceptional engineering capabilities and skills will support our technical and operational performance expectations. SPFAB provides additional 200mm wafer fab capacity for analog products to accelerate our growth initiatives in the automotive and industrial end markets. This US-based facility, together with our existing facilities in Asia and Europe, further enhances our global manufacturing footprint and greatly increases Diodes' internal capacity and competitive advantage in this supply constrained environment, while also supporting our future long-term growth. With the transaction now closed, we aim to aggressively ramp new wafer fab processes and capabilities at SPFAB in alignment with Diodes' strategic growth plan." Diodes plans to utilize the facility to qualify and manufacture CMOS and BiCMOS processes to support multiple analog product lines including power management ICs, signal chain and standard products as well as several high performance discrete product lines.

Passive Near Field Probe
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  • Product Release
  • 2022-06-02

Langer EMV-Technik GmbH presents a passive near-field probe with a measuring range of up to 40 gigahertz. The HR-E 40-1 probe is designed for measurements of high-frequency, electrical near fields in the frequency range up to 40 gigahertz on conductors, ICs, metallic housings and RF structures. The HR-E 40-1 near-field probe is suitable for measurements on high-frequency structures during development, such as analyses of the harmonics of 5G assemblies, for example. It allows you to specifically record the electric near fields and derive a detailed field image of the structure to be measured. The probe tip is decoupled from the probe shaft by special damping systems. In addition, the probe contains a sheath current attenuation. The newly developed probe head ensures a defined distance of 0.5 mm even for hand-held measurements. The HR-E 40-1 allows a spatial resolution of 0.2 mm and transmits the measured signals to the measuring device. The transmission behavior of the near-field probe is almost constant in the frequency range from 8 to 40 gigahertz and thus enables reproducible measurement results, for example to verify and refine simulation models. For spatially reproducible measurements, the probe can be used in an automatic positioning system, for example in a Langer scanner. The probe is to be used with the SH 01 probe holder in the scanner. The HR-E 40-1 near-field probe can be calibrated using the Langer Stripline CPL 40-01 38. The passive near-field probe is supplied in a set consisting of the operating manual, the HR-E 40-1 probe and the USB stick with the probe characteristics.

Die-to-Wafer Self-Assembly Breakthrough
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  • 2022-06-02

CEA-Leti and Intel have optimized a hybrid direct-bonding, self-assembly process that has the potential to increase the alignment accuracy as well as fabrication throughput by several thousand dies per hour. The approach uses capillary forces of a water droplet to align dies on a target wafer. The results were presented in a paper, "Collective Die-to-Wafer Self-Assembly for High Alignment Accuracy and High Throughput 3D Integration", at the 2022 Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC). While leading microelectronics companies see the D2W hybrid bonding process as being essential for the success of future memory, HPC and photonic devices, it is much more complex than wafer-to-wafer bonding, with lower alignment accuracy and lower die-assembly throughput. CEA-Leti has been developing a self-assembly method for several years, with the goal of substantially increasing throughput and placement accuracy. "Commercial scale throughput with D2W self-assembly presents two main challenges related to die handling," said Emilie Bourjot, CEA-Leti's 3D integration project manager. "If the self-assembly process is combined with a pick-and-place tool, the throughput can be increased by reducing the time of alignment, since the fine alignment is performed by the droplet. When self-assembly is combined with a collective die-handing solution, the throughput is increased by the fact that all dies are bonded together at the same time without any high precision placement at any time along the process flow." Process optimization is also an important part of this work for increasing process maturity and targeting industrial requirements.

E-training: Design and Control of Power Factor Correction (PFC) Converters
  • Event News
  • 2022-06-01

The main objective of this course June 27 to 29 is to study theoretical aspects and practical aspects of the design of power factor correction (PFC) converters. This type of AC/DC rectifiers have to comply with strict specifications regarding the current harmonics injected to the grid, and more recently with some other Grid-Codes requirements. The course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge about the design of the power stage (semiconductors, inductors, EMI filters and capacitors selection) and the control system (analog and digital). Regarding the control system, it will be covered from basic analog IC controllers (CCM and BCM) to sophisticated System on Chip (SoC-FPGA) implementation.

Discrete IGBT Devices Adopted by Inverter Supplier
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  • 2022-06-01

Zhuhai ENPOWER Electric, a China based supplier of inverters for the automotive industry, is the first to integrate the latest 750 V automotive-grade IGBTs AIKQ120N75CP2 and AIKQ200N75CP2 from Infineon Technologies. The discrete IGBT EDT2 devices in TO-247PLUS package enable performance boosts and system cost savings in main inverter applications and DC link discharge switches of electric vehicles. Additionally, they offer greater design freedom for achieving system integration targets. "ENPOWER firmly follows the technology route of designing motor control units (MCUs) with discrete components, and continuously develops products that are both good and cost-advantageous, therefore to always maintain the competitive advantage of our MCUs in the market," said Liu Hongxin, ENPOWER's R&D director of MCU. "Infineon's discrete IGBTs are compatible with the last generation in terms of packaging. Together with the high current density, ultra-low saturation voltage drop and very good parallel performance, power density of our products has increased by more than 20 percent, further improving competitiveness of our products." "We are very happy about this close and successful collaboration with ENPOWER. This project further highlights our strong position in the inverter application," said Dr. Robert Hermann, Product Line Head for Automotive High Power Discretes and Chips at Infineon. "Leveraging our technology expertise and system understanding allows us to bring innovative solutions to the market perfectly matching customers' needs."

75 Years of Innovation
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  • 2022-06-01

Avnet Abacus congratulated Bourns on its 75th anniversary in business. The company was set up in Altadena, California in 1947 – coincidentally the same year as the invention of the first working point-contact transistor by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley at Bell Labs, which arguably represents the birth of the modern electronics industry. In addition to the 75th anniversary of Bourns, this year also marks a milestone for the relationship between Bourns and Avnet Abacus, as the two companies are celebrating more than 21 years working together, since March 2001. "We are delighted to share our 75th anniversary with Avnet Abacus and all our strategic partners," said Ferdinand Leicher, Vice President Sales EMEA at Bourns. "Building upon this celebration, this year also represents another milestone for our relationship with Avnet Abacus, which has been a key and highly valued distribution partner for us across Europe over the past two decades. Long may our success together continue." "All of us here at Avnet Abacus are honoured to have been a long-term strategic partner for Bourns," said Hagen Goetze, Senior Director Marketing at Avnet Abacus. "We look forward to continuing our relationship over many more years. We also pay tribute to the major technology innovations that Bourns has achieved in the electronics industry over the past 75 years from the onset of modern electronics to the global and dynamic industry of today."

LIN Motor Pre-driver Assists High Power Mechatronic Miniaturization
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  • 2022-06-01

Melexis has introduced the MLX81346, a single chip LIN pre-driver for high power up to 2000 W. The MLX81346 enables motor control miniaturization and efficient silent drive with field-oriented control (FOC). It addresses automotive mechatronic applications - including oil pumps, engine cooling fans, and BLDC positioning actuators. The device is also used in robotic systems and e-bikes/e-scooters. As well as being able to support operation up to 1000 W from a 12 V supply, the MLX81346 is also uniquely positioned to reach 2000 W from a 48 V supply. Its high-voltage capabilities come from the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology it relies on. The MLX81346 features a 16-bit embedded microcontroller unit (MCU), a 64 KB flash memory, plus a LIN software stack and LIN interface (for connecting to in-vehicle networking infrastructure). It has 12 GPIOs including 3x high-voltage I/Os, 2 UARTs, SPI and I2C. Rapid end-of-line programming via the LIN pin can be carried out by the customers with the support of Melexis' recommended third parties. The MLX81346 takes up minimal board space. It can be supplied in either a 32-pin QFN (5 mm x 5 mm) or a 48-pin TQFP48 (7 mm x 7 mm) packages. This compact pre-driver was developed as a SEooC (Safety Element out of Context) with ASIL B capability. An operational temperature range of -40°C to 150°C is supported. All essential circuit protection functions are also incorporated.

Order to Deliver Powerful Converter Station
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  • 2022-05-31

Hitachi Energy announced that it has won an order from Deutsche Bahn to provide a 120 megawatt (MW) converter station which enables DB Energie to secure power supply for the Greater Berlin rail network. The network serves a metropolitan population of around 3.5 million people and is the hub for multiple high-speed train services to cities throughout Germany and neighboring countries. The Thyrow converter station, south of Berlin, will enable Deutsche Bahn to convert electricity from the public three-phase power distribution grid, which operates at a frequency of 50 hertz (Hz) to 16.7 Hz, and feed it into the rail power grid used to power trains and rail infrastructure. The order follows one awarded last year by Deutsche Bahn to Hitachi Energy for the 160 MW Delitz converter station in the greater Halle/Leipzig area, which will be one of the most powerful converter stations for rail power worldwide. The Hitachi Energy solution for the Thyrow converter station comprises three compact 40 MW static frequency converter modules, which use Hitachi Energy's advanced power semiconductors to provide a steady and reliable power supply at maximum availability and with minimal electrical losses. The solution includes a 30-year service contract and a digitalization package to provide Deutsche Bahn with condition-based and reactive maintenance and data insights into the system status of the converter station over the life cycle.

Acquisition Expands Served Addressable Market
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  • 2022-05-31

Allegro MicroSystems announced the entry into an agreement to acquire Heyday Integrated Circuits. Heyday is a privately-held company specializing in compact, fully-integrated isolated gate drivers that enable energy conversion in high-voltage gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductor designs. The Heyday acquisition will complement Allegro's existing solutions for energy efficiency, including its current sensor solutions. Additionally, it is expected to significantly expand Allegro's addressable market for electric vehicles (xEV), solar inverters, datacenter and 5G power supplies, and broad-market industrial applications. Heyday's expertise in gate drive solutions provide system designers with innovative ways to fully leverage the potential of high-efficiency WBG switches. According to industry analysts and internal estimates, these advanced gate drive solutions give Allegro new access to an estimated $2.7 billion high-growth serviceable available market, increasing Allegro's content opportunity in green energy applications such as xEV on-board chargers and solar and traction inverters. "With high-powered GaN and SiC wide bandgap systems expected to grow significantly over the next decade, our customers are facing an exponential demand for simplified power management solutions," said Michael Doogue, Senior Vice President of Technology and Products at Allegro. "High-voltage isolated gate drivers are a fundamental enabling technology for the future of high-efficiency power system designs. Coupled with our market-leading integrated current sensors, Heyday's Power-ThruTM technology will allow our customers to build some of the smallest high-voltage and high efficiency power systems available today."

Expanding Integrated Switcher Family to 220 W
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  • 2022-05-25

Power Integrations announced an expanded offering of the InnoSwitch4-CZ family of high-frequency, zero-voltage switching (ZVS) flyback controller ICs. When paired with Power Integrations' ClampZero active-clamp IC and, optionally, the recently announced HiperPFS-5 GaN-based power-factor corrector, the ICs easily address the latest USB PD 3.1 specification for adapters and chargers up to 220 W. "Road warriors demand light, compact, powerful adapters capable of rapidly charging all their mission-critical devices. The expanded power range of the new InnoSwitch4-CZ and ClampZero ICs allows charger/adapter designers to easily exceed 23 W per cubic inch for single- and multiple-output USB PD 3.1 certified designs," explained Edward Ong, senior product marketing manager at Power Integrations. "Even at 220 W of output power, the family's high efficiency minimizes waste heat; bulky heatsinks are not required on any of the active devices. The maximum switching frequency of up to 140 kHz minimizes transformer size, and the high level of integration approximately halves the number of passive components, MOSFETs and diodes that make safety-compliant PCB layout a challenge." InnoSwitch4-CZ ICs include a robust 750 V PowiGaN primary switch, active clamp drive and synchronous rectification in a compact InSOP-24D package. Secondary-side sensing – achieved using Power Integrations' FluxLink high-speed communications technology – provides exceptional CV/CC accuracy. Adds Ong: "The use of a non-complementary-mode active clamp enables designs that work in both continuous (CCM) and discontinuous (DCM) modes. By operating across modes, it is much easier to support the wide load/range conditions often encountered in USB PD applications."

WIPP 2022 Addresses High-Density/High-Efficiency Power Converter Packaging
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  • 2022-05-25

The International Workshop on Integrated Power Packaging announces IWIPP 2022, to be held in Grenoble, France, August 24-26, 2022, and hosted by G2E Labs. IWIPP, utilizing focused technical tutorials and a series of in-depth technical sessions, aims to foster and facilitate disruptive change in the development of power packaging technologies required to help increase reliability and manufacturability while targeting improved performance with reduced size and cost. IWIPP 2022 will feature keynote addresses from leading experts, a broad range of technical sessions, as well as a complement of partner exhibits, all of which are included in the registration fee. Under the leadership of General Chairman Dr. Francesco Iannuzzo of Aalborg University, 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 variety of timely topics, including power module design, magnetic and dielectric materials technology, component performance, and application-level impacts of packaging technology.

40 V, 1.1 mΩ FET Space-constrained Applications
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  • 2022-05-25

Efficient Power Conversion expands the selection of low voltage, off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2066 (0.8 mΩ typical, 40 V) GaN FET. The low losses and small size of the EPC2066 makes it the ideal switch for the secondary side of high power density 40 V – 60 V to 12 V DC-DC converters for the latest servers and artificial intelligence. It is also ideal for the secondary side synchronous rectification to 12V in power supply and silver box data center servers, and for high density motor drive applications from 24V – 32V. The high frequency operation, high efficiency, and an ultra-small 13.9 mm2 footprint of the GaN FET combine for state-of-the-art power density. The EPC2066 is footprint compatible with EPC's prior Generation 4 product, the EPC2024. The Generation 5 improvement in Area x RDS(on) gives the EPC2066 a 27% reduction in on-resistance in the same area. "The EPC2066 is significantly smaller than any other FET in the market at this on resistance", commented Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO. "This part is the perfect compliment to the recently released EPC2071 for LLC DC-DC for high power density computing applications."

Trio of Performance T&M Instruments
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  • 2022-05-25

Telonic extends its instrumentation range with three instruments from Siglent Technologies' A-Line family: the SNA500A vector network analyser (VNA), the SDS6000A oscilloscope and the SDG7000A arbitrary function generator. Siglent's first two- or four-port vector network analyser, the SNA5000A, meets the demand for high-performance measurement in radio and cellular networks and is ideal for the measurement of passive or active components, verification of two-port networks or adaptation of antennas. The SDS6000A oscilloscope features eye diagrams and jitter analysis and an acquisition memory up to 500 Mpts over one, two or four channels. The waveform capture rate can reach up to 750,000 waveforms / s in sequence mode. Other features are digital and zone triggers, history function, mask test, Bode plot and a I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN as standard. The SDS6000A can optionally be expanded by 16 digital channels and an external function generator (25 MHz). Additional serial bus decoders (CAN-FD, FlexRay, MIL1553, I2S, SENT, Manchester) are also available. The most recent addition to the A-Line series is the SDG7000A two-channel arbitrary function generator. Offered in 350 MHz, 500 MHz and 1 GHz bandwidths, it features two independent channels which can be combined via menu control to simulate interference on the main signal or to generate complex modulated signals. All of Siglent's new performance line of instruments include a web control interface that provides remote instrument control without additional software.

Collaborate to Accelerate Power System Design
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  • 2022-05-24

Synopsys and Analog Devices announced their collaboration to provide model libraries for DC/DC ICs and µModule (micromodule) regulators with Synopsys' simulation tool, Saber, part of Synopsys' virtual prototyping solution. With this library in the Saber system-level simulation system, powertrain designers for products such as electric vehicles, avionic machines, instrumentation equipment and supercomputers can perform accurate multi-domain simulations with precision and speed, accelerating the design process and time-to-market. "With robust and reliable Saber modeling for our power ICs and µModule devices, system designers can confidently rely on our services, focusing their attention on the rest of their complex designs involving field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), processors, memory, sensors, and data converters," said Afshin Odabaee, business development director for µModule Power Products at Analog Devices. "Collaborating with Synopsys enables us to deliver a powerful simulation solution based on Saber's integrated environment for simulation and modeling, allowing our customers to accelerate their time-to-market." From developing an electric vehicle's powertrain or charging system, to designing reliable aerospace systems, accurate models and powerful simulation are key to meeting competitive design targets. The availability of Analog Devices' library of comprehensive component models in Saber enables design teams to perform simulations at various levels of abstraction, with multi-domain physical modeling and unmatched analysis capabilities to explore, measure, and optimize system performance.

Electromagnetic Simulation Supports Designs Targeted at Communication and Automotive Markets
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  • 2022-05-24

X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced a collaboration with the computational software vendor, Cadence Design Systems, in relation to electromagnetic (EM) simulation. As a result, the Cadence EMX Planar 3D Solver is now successfully integrated into the X-FAB RFIC workflow, thereby benefitting X-FAB's current and future RF platforms. The validation activities carried out via the EMX Solver on X-FAB RF reference designs for low-noise amplifiers, RF switches, filters and passives elements all delivered high-accuracy results within very short timeframes. By leveraging Cadence's EMX Solver, X-FAB design engineers can efficiently develop next-generation RF technology for the latest communication standards (including sub-6GHz 5G, mmWave, UWB, etc.), which are enabling technologies for electric vehicle (EV) wireless applications. Seamlessly incorporated within the Cadence Virtuoso RF solution, the intuitive EMX Solver quickly provides foundry models to a high degree of accuracy. These help to streamline product development processes and enable the most stringent design specifications to be met. Access to this ultra-fast EM simulator means that X-FAB customers will be able to get their design projects completed earlier, allowing them to gain significant time-to-market advantages. As part of its 130 nm RF SOI PDK, X-FAB now plans to supply reference designs that have been characterized using the EMX Solver. These will be distributed to customers in both the communication and automotive sectors. Furthermore, the PDK will include a wide array of inductor models which have all been pre-characterized by the EMX Solver.

800 V Power Inductors
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coilcraft.com
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  • 2022-05-23

Coilcraft RFC0807BV Series power inductors are a high-voltage version of our RFC0807B Series. Their operating voltage is rated at 800 V, which is significantly higher than comparable products in the market. They offer a cost-effective solution for high-voltage, universal off-line (non-isolated) AC/DC power supplies in a variety of industrial and automotive applications. These applications include grid infrastructure, smart meters or power monitors, residential circuit breakers, building automation, home appliances, and others. The RFC0807BV also features low DCR and high current capability, making it an ideal power inductor for high-current and high-voltage battery management systems. Their high voltage rating of 800 V make them ideal for high-voltage / high-current battery management systems, as well as universal off-line (non-isolated) AC/DC power supplies for industrial and automotive applications. They are also AEC-Q200 Grade 3 (-40° to +85°C) qualified.

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting Announces 2022 Call for Papers
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  • 2022-05-20

Under the theme, "The 75th anniversary of the Transistor and the Next Transformative Devices to Address Global Challenges," the 68th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has issued a Call for Papers seeking original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development. The 2022 IEDM is being planned as an in-person conference December 3-7, 2022 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel, with on-demand access to recorded presentations after the event for those unable to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions. The paper submission deadline is Friday, July 14, 2022. Authors are asked to submit four-page camera-ready papers. Accepted papers will be published as-is in the proceedings. A few late-news papers also will be accepted, covering only the most recent and noteworthy developments. The late-news submission deadline is August 22, 2022. The IEEE IEDM is the premier forum for technological breakthroughs in semiconductor and related device technology, manufacturing, design, physics and modeling. Each year technologists gather to participate in a technical program of more than 220 presentations, panels, focus sessions, tutorials, Short Courses, supplier exhibits, IEEE/EDS award presentations and other events highlighting the industry's best work.

Dr. Werner Lohwasser Appointed CEO
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  • 2022-05-19

TDK Corporation announces that Dr. Werner Lohwasser (55) will become the new Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TDK Electronics effective July 1, 2022. This was decided by the Supervisory Board of TDK Electronics. Lohwasser has been a member of the Management Board since 2018 and will retain his previous duties as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of TDK Electronics and as COO of the TDK Electronic Components Business Company in his new role. He succeeds Joachim Zichlarz, who has led the company as CEO for eight years. "We are very pleased to have won Dr. Werner Lohwasser, an outstanding expert in both the passive components industry and TDK Electronics, for the position of CEO," said Dr. Werner Faber, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TDK Electronics. "In recent years, Dr. Lohwasser has helped to shape the company's successful development within the TDK Group, and in the very challenging times ahead he will continue to contribute his decades of experience gained since 1996 at TDK Electronics and its predecessor companies, as well as at the U.S. based capacitor manufacturer Kemet."

Partnership for Gallium Nitride Automotive Power Modules
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  • 2022-05-19

Nexperia has announced a partnership covering gallium nitride (GaN) automotive power modules with KYOCERA AVX Components (Salzburg). This partnership agreement is the next step in the long-lasting close relationship between both companies and will focus on power components with the aim of jointly developing GaN applications for electric vehicles (EV). Thomas Rinschede, Deputy Vice President Sensing and Control Division at KYOCERA AVX, states: "We are very pleased to finally turn our successful and long-lasting relationship into a real partnership to strengthen KYOCERA AVX's strategy to provide high-quality automotive compliant modules. Nexperia is a trusted and reliable partner who can deliver high-performance GaN and has shown a strong record in producing devices for the automotive market." Carlos Castro, Vice President and General Manager GaN Nexperia, comments: "GaN devices bring many benefits to EV applications including increased power density, improved efficiency and lower overall system cost. However, optimized packaging technology is required in order to more fully realize the benefits of GaN devices, especially in high power systems. Nexperia recognizes the advanced technology offering and leading position which KYOCERA AVX holds in the automotive industry and believes that this joint collaboration in the development of GaN automotive power modules will enable both companies to deliver superior EV power systems solutions to our customers."

Metal Ceramic Substrates for Power Electronic Modules
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  • 2022-05-18

Heraeus Electronics announced the launch of its Condura.ultra Ag free AMB Substrate. An Ag free AMB substrate that enables bonding silicon-nitride-based ceramics with copper foils, Condura.ultra was developed using a special technique enabling high-performance Si3N4 substrates by using Ag free active metal brazing (AMB) bonding technology. ?In an effort to better support its customers, Heraeus Electronics has introduced Condura.ultra which is designed to offer reliability and processing (e.g., sintering, bonding, soldering). The Si3N4 Ag free AMB substrate is available with standard and thick Cu layers and thermal conductivity of =60 W/m.K and =80 W/m.K. With a comprehensive portfolio of metal ceramic substrates, Heraeus Electronics addresses the diverse needs of the Power Electronics segment, ranging from low-power applications up to the most demanding industries. The Condura portfolio consists of Condura.classic (DCB-Al2O3), Condura.extra (DCB-ZTA), Condura.prime (AMB-Si3N4), and the all new Condura.ultra (Si3N4 Ag free AMB). Heraeus Electronics' metal ceramic substrates are recommended for power electronic modules (e.g., current drivetrain inverters) using MOSFETs or IGBT semiconductor devices and diodes for widespread applications in the fields of automotive, electric motor drives, UPS, power supplies, industrial automation and testing.

Low-voltage Regulator for Energy-conscious Applications
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  • 2022-05-17

STMicroelectronics' LD56020 200mA low-dropout voltage regulator operates with a supply from 1.1V to 5.5V and has low output noise for applications that demand excellent stability and long battery runtime. Ideal for mobiles, vision sensors, and wireless modules, the LD56020 has low dropout voltage of just 190mV (max. at full load) and maximum quiescent current of 25µA at light load. An external enable pin permits control logic to put the regulator into standby mode, which reduces current below 0.1µA. With supply-voltage rejection (SVRIN) of 90dB (1kHz, 20mA) and output noise of just 8.8µVRMS (10Hz to 100kHz), the LD56020 provides a clean power rail for low-voltage digital circuitry. The circuit is stabilized with only one small ceramic capacitor at each of the input and output terminals. In addition to minimizing the bill of materials, the low overall component count combines with the regulator's tiny chip-scale package (CSP) outline of 0.65mm x 0.65mm to ensure a compact circuit footprint with low impact on PCB size. The regulator integrates protection features including short-circuit current foldback and under-voltage lockout to prevent excessive dissipation in the event of a system fault. There is also over-temperature protection and an internal discharge path.

Jointly Targeting Net-zero Emissions for Chip Manufacturing
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  • 2022-05-17

imec announced that its Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems (SSTS) research program succeeded in bringing together stakeholders of the semiconductor value chain, from large system companies such as Apple and Microsoft, to suppliers, including ASM, ASML, KURITA, SCREEN and Tokyo Electron. The program was set up last year as part of imec's sustainability efforts to support the semiconductor industry reducing its carbon footprint. The addition of these new partners enables a holistic approach, which leverages imec's expertise and knowledge to cut the industry's environmental impact. The semiconductor industry is booming with a never-seen demand. As integral parts of our smart portable devices, IoT systems and compute infrastructure, chips are embedded in our everyday life. Semiconductor manufacturing, however, comes at a price. It requires large amounts of energy and water and creates hazardous waste. To tackle this problem, the entire supply chain needs to commit, and an ecosystem approach will be key. While system and fabless companies are already investing in decarbonizing their supply chain and products, committing to be carbon neutral by 2030 or 2040, they typically lack accurate insight into the contribution of chip manufacturing of future technologies as there is limited life cycle analysis data available.

Dual-output DC/DC Converter for Electric Vehicles
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Green Watt Power announces the EVD125 Series of dual-output ruggedized DC/DC converters for Electric Vehicle applications. The fully encapsulated, EVD200 has a very wide input range from 36Vdc to 100Vdc with output voltages of 12Vdc and 5Vdc to power auxiliary EV functions such as lights, instruments, accessories, etc., or to act as a distribution voltage for subsystems. With a combined output current of 12A (peak) the EVD 125 is protected by Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection, and Over Temperature Protection. The IP65 rated product provides protection against water intrusion and offers a very cost-effective solution for low-power requirements with an optional enable function and are ROHS compliant. Efficiencies for the EVD125 run as high as 89.5% and the unit features a metal baseplate for excellent heat transfer to a metal mounting surface. The working ambient temperature range of the EVD125 is -20 to +400C. The case size is only 89.5x69x38.9mm with a weight of less than 200g.

Strategic Cooperation on Cooling Solutions
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  • 2022-05-17

VOSS Automotive, provider of thermal and fluid management solutions in the automotive industry and IQ Evolution announce a strategic cooperation. "Our 3D printed liquid cooled heatsinks offer ultra-light weight, high efficient cooling without corrosion," says Dr. Thomas Ebert CEO and Founder at IQ Evolution, "additionally we can use advanced methods such as silver sintering to attach the cooler to the DBC and bare die which optimizes the heat dissipation and thermal resistance." "VOSS automotive develops and offers the required connectors and line systems which are already used in the automotive industry," explains Andreas Suhr, responsible Product Manager at VOSS Automotive. In combination VOSS and IQ Evolution can increase power densities while reducing system cost, weight and size of inverters while using a fail-proof connector solution. Those features are the key in applications like Automotive, Aviation, DC Fast Charging, Energy Storage and Solar.

Boosting Power Semiconductor Production Capacity
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  • 2022-05-17

Renesas Electronics announced that it will conduct a 90-billion-yen worth investment in its Kofu Factory, located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. While the Factory was closed in October 2014, Renesas intends to reopen the fab in 2024 as a 300-mm wafer fab capable of manufacturing power semiconductors. The Kofu Factory of Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renesas, previously operated both 150mm and 200mm wafer fabrication lines. To boost its production capacity, Renesas decided to utilize a remaining building of the factory and revive it as a 300mm wafer fab dedicated to power semiconductors. "Sustainability is at our heart and with 'To Make Our Lives Easier' as our Purpose, we want to build a sustainable future where our semiconductor technology and solutions help make our lives easier," said Hidetoshi Shibata, President and CEO of Renesas. "This investment enables us to have our largest wafer fabrication line dedicated to power semiconductors, which are key to realizing decarbonization. We will continue to conduct necessary investments to enhance our in-house production capability while further strengthening ties with outsource partners. To address the mid to longer term demand growth, Renesas remains committed to ensuring security of supply in order to provide our customers with the best possible support."


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Acquisition of C&K SwitchesLittelfuse announced the completion of its acquisi...9922Industry NewsAcquisition of C&K SwitchesLittelfuse announced the completion of its acquisition of C&K Switches ("C&K"). C&K is a designer and manufacturer of electromechanical switches and interconnect solutions with a strong global presence across a broad range of end markets, including industrial, transportation, aerospace, and datacom. "The combination of our companies significantly expands our technologies and capabilities, enabling us to deliver a comprehensive solutions offering to our broad customer base, across a wide range of vertical end markets," said Deepak Nayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Littelfuse Electronics Business. "Our businesses are highly complementary and enable us to leverage our collective go-to-market models and global footprints. It is a pleasure to welcome the C&K employees to the Littelfuse team, and we look forward to their contributions, as we continue to execute on our long-term growth strategy." C&K has annualized sales of over $200 million and will be reported within the company's Electronics reporting segment.19.07.2022 08:00:00Julnews_2022-08-01_1.png\images\news_2022-08-01_1.pnghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2022/littelfuse-completes-acquisition-of-c-and-k-switches.aspxlittelfuse.com
Combiners Make 5G, Fiber Broadband, and Security More AccessibleSince the line's introduction, ABB Power Conversio...9935Product ReleaseCombiners Make 5G, Fiber Broadband, and Security More AccessibleSince the line's introduction, ABB Power Conversion's Power Express combiners have helped provide safe and effective remote powering for indoor loads that exceed the capabilities of a single Class 2 circuit. Initially introduced with eight circuits to power up to 600W, ABB has announced the addition of two- and four-circuit combiners to its Power Express product family, offering flexible options to meet users' unique needs while complying with NEC requirements. In addition, ABB has developed a 1-rack-unit (RU)-high SPS Power Express shelf to address systems that use a commercial AC power input but do not have the space or desire for a separate DC power shelf. These latest additions to the Power Express family enable ABB to provide a comprehensive set of solutions to meet the Class 2 power needs of customers' unique applications. "These more compact, flexible combiners will help companies with lower budgets or smaller spaces reap the safety and compliance benefits of combined Class 2 circuitry when creating infrastructure to support 5G and Wi-Fi hotspots, fiber applications, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and security cameras," said Raj Radjassamy, 5G and wireless segment leader for ABB Power Conversion.19.07.2022 07:30:00Julnews_2022-08-01_14.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_14.jpghttps://www.abbpowerconversion.com/about/news/in-the-news/smaller-class-2-combiners-make-5g-fiber-broadband-and-security-more-accessibleabbpowerconversion.com
2022 Design Methodologies ConferenceThe IEEE Power Electronics Society is hosting the ...9933Event News2022 Design Methodologies ConferenceThe IEEE Power Electronics Society is hosting the 2022 Design Methodologies Conference bringing together Design Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cyber-Physical Security methodologies for power electronics applications. The PELS has witnessed a significant and growing interest in advanced Design Methodologies for Power Electronics in recent years, culminating in the launch of this conference in 2021. With the 2022 DMC hosted by the historic city of Bath on September 1st and 2nd, 2022, and virtual attendance powered by the online Whova platform, you can join us to participate in keynotes, discussions, presentations, and more!17.07.2022 19:00:00Julnews_2022-08-01_12.png\images\news_2022-08-01_12.pnghttps://attend.ieee.org/dmc-2022/ieee.org/dmc-2022
EMV 2022 Summer Edition: Community Celebrates Gathering in CologneThe EMV invited attendees to network, train and mu...9929Event NewsEMV 2022 Summer Edition: Community Celebrates Gathering in CologneThe EMV invited attendees to network, train and much more at the Cologne event site from 12 – 14 July 2022. Around 2,500 qualified visitors took advantage of the versatile offering at the trade fair, the scientific conference and the workshops. In line with the motto "Creating a compatible future", 91 exhibiting companies and partners presented product innovations, services and solution approaches for the EMC technology of tomorrow. In addition, the conference, which was accompanied by workshops, made an excellent contribution to further education and offered participants insightful approaches to solutions and answers to current industry topics. On the last day of the event, the award winners were announced and honored by the committee of the EMV Cologne. In the category "Best Paper", Henrik Brech (Leibniz Universität Hannover) won the race with an excellent performance. "After three successful days at the congress of the EMV 2022, the four best contributions were awarded today. The participation of many young candidates was particularly pleasing. This makes the event the optimal platform for young engineers in particular to present their expertise and network with experts," reports Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heyno Garbe, Committee Chair of the EMV Cologne. The next edition of the EMV will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from 28 – 30 March 2023.14.07.2022 15:00:00Julnews_2022-08-01_8.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_8.jpghttps://emv.mesago.com/stuttgart/en/press/press-releases/emv-press-releases/EMV2022_final_report.htmlemv.mesago.com
Silicon RF High-power MOSFET Module for Commercial Two-way RadioMitsubishi Electric announced that it will launch ...9941Product ReleaseSilicon RF High-power MOSFET Module for Commercial Two-way RadioMitsubishi Electric announced that it will launch a 50W silicon radio-frequency (RF) high-power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) module for use in high-frequency power amplifiers of commercial two-way radios. The model, which offers a 50W power output in the 763MHz to 870MHz band and high total efficiency of 40%, is expected to help expand radio communication range and reduce power consumption. The 150MHz and 400MHz frequency bands used for various wireless systems have become congested in North America and other markets, so in response, the 700MHz band, formerly used for analog TV broadcasting, has been reallocated for commercial two-way radio, increasing the demand for radios that support this band. Conventional power amplifiers, however, experience large power loss, so there is a need for RF high-power MOSFET modules offering built-in input/output impedance-matching circuit and guaranteed output-power performance. The silicon RF high-power MOSFET (RA50H7687M1), which achieves unmatched power output and high total efficiency for commercial radios compatible with the 700MHz band, is expected to expand the communication range and lower the power consumption of such radios.14.07.2022 13:30:00Julnews_2022-08-01_20.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_20.jpghttps://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2022/0714.htmlmitsubishielectric.com
Silicon Carbide CooperationSEMIKRON and ROHM Semiconductor have been collabor...9924Industry NewsSilicon Carbide CooperationSEMIKRON and ROHM Semiconductor have been collaborating for more than ten years with regards to the implementation of silicon carbide (SiC) inside power modules. Recently, ROHM's latest 4th generation of SiC MOSFETs has been fully qualified in SEMIKRON's eMPack modules for automotive use. Hence, both companies serve worldwide customers' needs. SEMIKRON announced it had secured a billion-Euro contract to supply their innovative eMPack power modules to a major German car maker, beginning in 2025. The company developed a fully sintered assembly and connection technology 'Direct Pressed Die' (DPD). This enables extremely compact, scalable and reliable traction inverters. The eMPack module technology has been specially designed for SiC-based converters of medium and high power in order to fully exploit the properties of the new semiconductor material. In addition, SEMIKRON provides evaluation boards for eMPack that incorporate ROHM's gate driver ICs, helping customers shorten the time required for evaluation and adoption. In the future, SEMIKRON also plans to use ROHM's IGBTs in modules for industrial applications. ROHM's latest 4th generation of SiC MOSFETs, which has been adopted by SEMIKRON, provides industry-leading low ON resistance with improved short-circuit withstand time. These characteristics contribute significantly to extend the driving length and miniaturize the batteries of EVs when they are used in traction inverters. Thus, the company develops advanced, energy-saving SiC devices that reduce environmental impact. Both companies will continue to contribute to automotive technology innovations by providing optimal power solutions that meet market needs through the fusion of ROHM's device/control technologies and SEMIKRON's module technologies that can optimally combine them.14.07.2022 10:00:00Julnews_2022-08-01_3.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_3.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=2022_news_sic&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
40V MOSFETs Deliver SMPS PerformanceTaiwan Semiconductor introduces the PerFET Series ...9937Product Release40V MOSFETs Deliver SMPS PerformanceTaiwan Semiconductor introduces the PerFET Series of single- and dual-channel 40V power MOSFETS. Built on proprietary device structures and processes that enable exceptionally low on-state resistance and switching FOM (figure-of-merit), the PerFET device achieves 50% RDS(ON) and 40% FOM reduction. The 40V N-channel PerFET platform includes options for both standard (10V) and logic level (5V) gate-drive requirements while preserving rugged safe-operating area margin when switching voltage transients and avalanche occurs in switching applications. The NH Series PerFET devices are housed in PDFN56U and is compatible with conventional SOP8 packages. Its wettable flank leads to improved solder joint reliability, lower DC resistance and automated optical inspection (AOI) during PCB assembly. Their reliability and performance are well suited to SMPS, server, DC-DC converter, telecom, motor driver and multicopter designs. Manufactured to meet AEC-Q performance standards, the PerFET family features 175 °C operating junction temperature, 100% UIS and Rg tested and are RoHS compliant. The 12 single-channel and two dual-channel models in the NH Series are rated for 40V operation with operating currents of 34A (dual channel versions) and ranging from 54A to 100A (single channel versions).14.07.2022 09:30:00Julnews_2022-08-01_16.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_16.jpghttps://www.taiwansemi.com/en/newsletter/perfet-trade--power-mosfet-40v-pdfn33taiwansemi.com
Chip Development Centers Under ConstructionBy 2026, Bosch plans to invest another 3 billion e...9928Industry NewsChip Development Centers Under ConstructionBy 2026, Bosch plans to invest another 3 billion euros in its semiconductor division as part of the IPCEI funding program on microelectronics and communications technology. "Microelectronics is the future and is vital to the success of all areas of Bosch business. With it, we hold a master key to tomorrow's mobility, the internet of things, and to what we at Bosch call technology that is 'Invented for life'," says Dr. Stefan Hartung, chairman of the Bosch board of management, at the Bosch Tech Day 2022 in Dresden. One of the projects Bosch plans to fund with this investment is the construction of two new development centers – in Reutlingen and Dresden – at a combined cost of over 170 million euros. In addition, the company will spend 250 million euros over the coming year on the creation of an extra 3,000 square meters of clean-room space at its wafer fab in Dresden. "We're gearing up for continued growth in demand for semiconductors – also for the benefit of our customers," Hartung said. "For us, these miniature components mean big business." At its Reutlingen plant Bosch has been mass-producing silicon carbide (SiC) chips since the end of 2021. These are used in the power electronics required for electric and hybrid vehicles, where they have already helped boost operating ranges by up to 6 percent.13.07.2022 14:00:00Julnews_2022-08-01_7.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_7.jpghttps://www.bosch-presse.de/pressportal/de/en/invented-for-life-with-semiconductors-bosch-invests-further-billions-in-chip-business-243715.htmlbosch-presse.de
Fast Recovery Diodes for Air Conditioners and EV Charging StationsROHM has developed its 4th Generation 650V fast re...9947Product ReleaseFast Recovery Diodes for Air Conditioners and EV Charging StationsROHM has developed its 4th Generation 650V fast recovery diodes (FRDs), the RFL/RFS series, featuring low forward voltage (VF), fast reverse recovery time (trr) respectively, as well as ultra-low noise characteristics. The devices are ideal for industrial and consumer equipment that handle large amounts of power, such as air conditioners and EV charging stations. In recent years, more effective use of electricity is necessary to cope with the rise in global power consumption. This is especially true for white goods and industrial equipment that handle large amounts of power such as EV charging stations. These require not only high electrical efficiency but also reducing workload for noise countermeasures in circuit design. In response, ROHM developed diodes that combine low VF for more efficient operation with fast trr characteristics that provide less loss and ultra-low noise during switching OFF. Optimizing the device structure and materials allows the RFL/RFS series to achieve the optimum balance of VF and trr, which are important characteristics for FRDs but are in a trade-off relationship. The low VF RFL series reduces VF by approx. 3.2% and trr by about 8.3% over the conventional RFN series, while the high-speed RFS series decreases VF by approx. 17.9% vs the conventional RFUH series. Both products contribute to higher power supply efficiency through optimal design based on circuit requirements. Furthermore, ultra-low noise diode recovery characteristics are achieved, they help to reduce both workload and components for noise.12.07.2022 19:30:00Julnews_2022-08-01_26.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_26.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=2022-07-12_news_frd&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
Creator of Isolation Technology AcquiredNavitas Semiconductor has announced the acquisitio...9931Industry NewsCreator of Isolation Technology AcquiredNavitas Semiconductor has announced the acquisition of VDD Tech, creator of digital-isolators for next-generation power conversion, which are essential to deliver size, weight, and system-cost improvements in high-power markets such as consumer, motor drive, solar, data center, and EV. VDD Tech's proprietary modulation-technique enables stable, reliable, efficient power conversion at MHz+ switching speeds. Proprietary dV/dt sensing, blanking, and refresh technologies enable an unprecedented combination of very-high-voltage-isolation capability with the highest frequency of operation requiring 5-10x higher dV/dt immunity than legacy Silicon. Low isolation-capacitance (<0.5pF) and innovative, robust modulation deliver low-jitter digital-communication for isolated-driver control and analog-sensing feedback. A minimum 200 V/ns Common-Mode Transient Immunity (CMTI) is uniquely guaranteed across all temperature and operating conditions. VDD Tech was founded in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, by Vincent Dessard, quickly joined by Aimad Saib, each of them holding a doctorate and 15+ years' experience in analog / mixed-mode IC research and development. Dessard and Saib have taken leading roles in Navitas' advanced R&D teams. "VDD Tech's isolation technology is a key part of our growing power-and-control integration strategy, creating an additional $1B/yr market opportunity," said Gene Sheridan, Navitas CEO and co-founder. "We continue to research and review new technologies that we could add to Navitas' core strengths, and deliver significant CO2 emission-reduction benefits as we continue our mission to 'Electrify Our World'."12.07.2022 17:00:00Julnews_2022-08-01_10.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_10.jpghttps://navitassemi.com/navitas-acquires-vdd-tech-to-expand-high-power-next-gen-semiconductor-capabilities/navitassemi.com
EMI Test Receiver Bandwidth Extended to 1 GHzTo help EMC engineers meet the increasing demand f...9944Product ReleaseEMI Test Receiver Bandwidth Extended to 1 GHzTo help EMC engineers meet the increasing demand for higher measurement speeds, Rohde & Schwarz introduces a wideband solution which is able to measure up to 970 MHz in real time, while keeping a high dynamic range and measurement accuracy. In order to speed up measurement time and to provide a more careful analysis of interfering signals, the R&SESW EMI test receiver offers the possibility to increase its FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) bandwidth to 350 MHz with the  R&S ESW-B350 option, and to 970 MHz with the R&S ESW-B1000 option. This makes the R&S ESW not only an instrument of highest performance in RF, functionality, versatility and hardware quality, but also in high-speed testing especially for pretests and general EMI analysis. With the R&S ESW-B1000 offering 970 MHz of FFT bandwidth, the R&S ESW can process the CISPR Bands C and D in one shot – even with quasi peak and CISPR average detectors working in parallel – offering a significant gain in measurement speed. The 970 MHz wide spectrum is measured in real time; users benefit from a truly gapless spectrogram. Infrequent emissions can be observed over a significantly longer time and are detected with a much higher probability. Emissions from equipment under test going through a duty cycle are recorded over a broad spectrum of 970 MHz without missing the shortest pulse.12.07.2022 16:30:00Julnews_2022-08-01_23.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_23.jpghttps://www.rohde-schwarz.com/about/news-press/all-news/rohde-schwarz-extends-r-s-esw-emi-test-receiver-bandwidth-to-1-ghz-press-release-detailpage_229356-1239168.htmlrohde-schwarz.com
Power Electronics for Electric and Hybrid PowertrainsRenault Group and Vitesco Technologies announced t...9927Industry NewsPower Electronics for Electric and Hybrid PowertrainsRenault Group and Vitesco Technologies announced the signing of a strategic partnership for the joint development and the production of power electronics in a so-called "One Box" for electric and hybrid powertrains. Under this agreement, both partners will join their forces, contributing their know-how and experience to jointly develop a power electronics concept that is unique on the market. Renault Group will bring its electric and hybrid expertise while Vitesco Technologies will provide its "best in class" technologies and processes. The goal is a key electronic unit that combines all components in one housing: the DC-DC converter, the on-board charger OBC and the inverter. Renault Group and Vitesco Technologies teams will define the products and assembly processes of this "One Box" by integrating the latest technologies to ensure the best level of competitiveness in terms of performance and cost. This "One Box" concept will also enable an unprecedented gain in compactness (-45 percent in terms of volume) and mass for the development of Renault's future vehicles, particularly in terms of passenger space and comfort. The configurations and assembly of the various basic components will be adapted to the types of electric and hybrid powertrains. The development platform teams will be mostly based in Toulouse.12.07.2022 13:00:00Julnews_2022-08-01_6.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_6.jpghttps://www.vitesco-technologies.com/en-us/press-events/press/22-07-12vitesco-technologies.com
eBook Highlights Flexibility and Function of Embedded SolutionsMouser Electronics announces an eBook in collabora...9938Product ReleaseeBook Highlights Flexibility and Function of Embedded SolutionsMouser Electronics announces an eBook in collaboration with Microchip Technology, exploring the use of embedded microcontrollers in device design. In "Effortless Embedded Solutions", industry thought leaders offer unique perspectives on how Microchip microcontrollers can simplify device design for medical, safety, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The constantly changing nature of modern electronics design requires creative approaches and modular components. From professionally tested software libraries and reference designs to flexible peripherals, Microchip's portfolio of microcontrollers makes it possible for designers to work quickly and adapt their tools to specific applications and use cases. The eBook from Mouser and Microchip features a combination of informative videos and articles to explain the vital roles Microchip products play in applications ranging from testing medical solutions to deploying IoT devices. "Effortless Embedded Solutions" provides direct links to key Microchip products needed to address modern design challenges. Featured solutions include the 32-bit SAM microcontroller family which offer an extensive range of advanced peripherals, providing a high-performance combination of power efficiency and design flexibility. Microchip PIC16F15 mid-range microcontrollers are designed specifically for applications requiring efficient performance. The devices' integrated architecture and peripherals support low power consumption and reduced operating costs, making them an ideal choice for a variety of general-purpose applications.12.07.2022 10:30:00Julnews_2022-08-01_17.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_17.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/newsroom/publicrelations-microchip-effortless-embedded-solutions-2022final/mouser.com
300mm Manufacturing Facility in FranceSTMicroelectronics and GlobalFoundries announced t...9923Industry News300mm Manufacturing Facility in FranceSTMicroelectronics and GlobalFoundries announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a jointly-operated 300mm semiconductor manufacturing facility adjacent to ST's existing 300mm facility in Crolles, France. This facility is targeted to ramp at full capacity by 2026, with up to 620,000 300mm wafer per year production at full build-out (~42% ST and ~58% GF). ST and GF are committed to building capacity for their European and global customer base. This facility will support several technologies, in particular FD-SOI-based technologies, and will cover multiple variants. This includes GF's FDX technology and ST's comprehensive technology roadmap down to 18nm, which are expected to remain in high demand for Automotive, IoT, and Mobile applications for the next few decades. FD-SOI technology has origins in the Grenoble (France) area. It has been part of ST technology and product roadmap in its Crolles facility since the early beginnings, and it was later enabled with differentiation and commercialized for manufacturing at GF's Dresden facility. FD-SOI offers substantial benefits for designers and customers, including ultra-low power consumption as well as easier integration of additional features such as RF connectivity, mmWave and security. This facility will strongly contribute to the objectives of the European Chips Act, including the goal of Europe reaching 20% of worldwide semiconductor production by 2030.11.07.2022 09:00:00Julnews_2022-08-01_2.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_2.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/c3102.htmlst.com
European Charging Infrastructure Joint VentureThe Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and the TRATON GRO...9932Industry NewsEuropean Charging Infrastructure Joint VentureThe Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and the TRATON GROUP completed the final step in forming the previously announced joint venture for charging infrastructure in Europe. The joint venture, with Anja van Niersen as appointed CEO, is expected to have a significant role in supporting the European Union's Green Deal for carbon-neutral freight transportation by 2050. As announced last year, the joint venture (JV) plans to install and operate at least 1,700 high-performance green energy charge points on, and close to, highways as well as at logistics hubs across Europe. The parties are committing to invest EUR500 million in total, which is assumed to be by far the largest charging infrastructure investment in the European heavy-duty truck industry to date. The JV intends to take a catalyzing role as a charge point operator (CPO) in the value-chain by installing and managing charging stations for heavy-duty trucks and coaches. It will be a self-standing legal entity, operating under its own corporate identity and based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Anja van Niersen, who will be taking the helm of the new company, will bring with her a breadth of experience from the energy and charging industry sector, most recently serving as CEO and later as Chairman of the Board of a major European electric vehicle charging network provider. With a strong customer-driven approach focusing on transport operators' specific needs, the JV will provide reliable and accessible high-performance charging stations for all battery electric heavy-duty vehicle fleet operators.08.07.2022 18:00:00Julnews_2022-08-01_11.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_11.jpghttps://www.volvogroup.com/en/news-and-media/news/2022/jul/news-4307331.htmlvolvogroup.com
Megawatt Charging in SightHeavy transport demands a significant amount of po...9909Industry NewsMegawatt Charging in SightHeavy transport demands a significant amount of power. To show what the charging system of tomorrow looks like for heavy electric vehicles, the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) is now launched. In 2024, we will see it on the market. Charging Interface Initiative – CharIN - a global association that wants to achieve a standardised charging infrastructure, has been working on a more powerful system for several years. At the 35th Electric Vehicle Symposium in June 2022, the MCS was introduced when an Alpitronic-charger was connected to a Scania-truck, with the new standardised connector for MCS and simulating charging at 1,2 MW. This technology will enable electric trucks going forward without disrupting the logistic flows on the European and North American transport network.  "The MCS is a milestone for especially long haulage trucks, where driving and rest times needs to be kept – drive for 4,5 h and rest for 45 min. That will need both quick charging and high capacity due to battery size," says Fredrik Allard, Head of E-mobility, Scania. The MSC will work up to 3,000 A and 1,25 kV to deliver up to 3,75 MW power when charging. "To make things as easy as possible, MCS is based on a global agreement on technical specifications, with support of a large portion of the industry, where CharIN has been the perfect incubator delivering ready concept of MCS that now are handed over to become ISO and IEC standards," says Johan Lindström, Technical Manager VCB Vehicle Technology, Scania.07.07.2022 16:00:00Julnews_2022-07-15_11.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_11.jpghttps://www.scania.com/group/en/home/newsroom/news/2022/megawatt-charging-in-sight.htmlscania.com
SiC Test Kits with CoolingPPM Power now offers inverter test kits which incl...9914Product ReleaseSiC Test Kits with CoolingPPM Power now offers inverter test kits which include DC link cap and cooling. These solutions enable rapid, high-performance prototyping evaluation. A range of standard options with various current ratings and DC link capacitance are available. Bus structures are available for simple 2-level, 3-phase, 4-phase and centre-tapped capacitor configurations. PPM's Test Kits with Cooling are compatible with SanRex TechnoBlock modules or a range of RoadPak automotive modules and incorporate Power Ring capacitors from Advanced Conversion, plus an engineered cold plate and busbar designed by PPM. Developed in-house by PPM, the cold plates offer high thermal performance and facilitate integrated cooling of the capacitors in a combined solution for quicker, more streamlined prototype evaluation. These test kits can be used for a range of applications but are typically used in aerospace and automotive applications. Phil Surman, PPM Power Sales Director, explained: ""PPM Power has recognised the need for an engineered DC Link and cold plate, to enable engineers to start working with these next generation power modules quickly. Cooling the module and providing a low inductance DC link has been taken care of, allowing work to start on gate drive and optimisations." While this product allows customers to choose from a range of standard options, PPM Power also offers fully bespoke test kits to suit customer requirements.07.07.2022 10:30:00Julnews_2022-07-15_16.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_16.jpghttps://ppmpower.co.uk/products/high-power-semiconductors/high-power-modules/sic-test-kits-with-cooling/ppmpower.co.uk
Collaboration in WBG-based Server and Gaming PC Power SolutionsInfineon Technologies and Delta Electronics deepen...9902Industry NewsCollaboration in WBG-based Server and Gaming PC Power SolutionsInfineon Technologies and Delta Electronics deepen their collaboration to deliver solutions for the convenience of end-customers. The latest and most prominent examples of this cooperation include Delta's 1.4 kW server power supply and a 1.6 kW Titanium gaming power platform. The 1.4 kW server power supply leverages Infineon's CoolSiC MOSFET technology and Delta's multi-decade core competence in power electronics to achieve beyond 96 percent efficiency. Another case for highest efficiency is the 1.6 kW gaming power platform powered by Infineon's CoolGaN technology complemented with EiceDRIVER gate driver ICs. The efficiency of this design reaches up to 96 percent at wide-range input and multi-output and meets the Titanium standard in the industrial domain. This is enabled by Infineon's CoolGaN GIT (gate-injected transistor) 600 V e-mode HEMT, adapted in an interleaving totem-pole PFC topology. Both design examples demonstrate how Infineon's portfolio of WBG devices, together with Delta's system innovation potential, can enable new efficiency levels to meet and exceed modern application requirements. By deepening their collaboration, both companies aim toward a leading position in WBG-based platforms through cost-effective, robust solutions backed up by the highest supply stability.07.07.2022 09:00:00Julnews_2022-07-15_4.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_4.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2022/INFPSS202207-099.htmlinfineon.com
Agreement with UK Custom Battery Pack SpecialistAnglia Components has signed a distribution agreem...9903Industry NewsAgreement with UK Custom Battery Pack SpecialistAnglia Components has signed a distribution agreement with Alexander Battery Technologies (ABT), a UK manufacturer of custom battery packs for high end applications. Anglia is the first distributor that Alexander Battery Technologies has appointed and will become their exclusive distribution partner in the UK & Ireland. ABT offers customised battery packs for OEM customers, including Lithium-Ion, NiMH, and primary battery solutions. Markets served include medical, power tools, communications, test, defence and robotics. The company holds ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 approvals to support medical applications. The agreement gives Anglia customers direct access to ABT's advanced custom battery pack design and assembly service and will be supported by Anglia's technical teams who have been trained on ABT's full capabilities. Commenting on the partnership, Mark Rutherford, Managing Director at Alexander Battery Technologies, said, "We thought carefully before taking the step of appointing a distributor as our custom approach makes our solutions difficult to present effectively to customers, however, Anglia have demonstrated that their technical team is fully capable of providing the high level of support required. In addition, they have an outstanding customer reach with technical and sales support which is second to none. We're really looking forward to seeing this exclusive distribution deal flourish."05.07.2022 10:00:00Julnews_2022-07-15_5.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_5.jpghttps://www.alexandertechnologies.com/2022/07/05/anglia-components-inks-exclusive-agreement-with-uk-custom-battery-pack-specialist/alexandertechnologies.com
Power Module Meets the Requirements of the 24 V Industrial Voltage NetworkA new generation of MagI³C VDMM power modules: The...9912Product ReleasePower Module Meets the Requirements of the 24 V Industrial Voltage NetworkA new generation of MagI³C VDMM power modules: The Variable Step Down MicroModules now cover all bus voltages from 3.3 V through 24 V Applications include Point-of-Load Converters or a direct connection to the 24V bus. The ultra-wide input voltage ranges up to 36 V makes the MicroModule robust against voltage transients on the 24 V bus. The MicroModule has been optimized for space-limited applications and therefore comes in the compact LGA-8 package. The adjustable output voltage ranges from 1 V to 6 V with a current up to 0.3 A. The MagI³C-VDMM series is a clear favorite for replacing linear regulators. Applications include supplying interfaces, microcontrollers, microprocessors, DSPs and FPGAs. Thanks to their small package size and high efficiency (up to 87%), they are particularly suitable for use in mobile and battery-powered devices. To save energy, the power module can be set to sleep mode using an additional pin. Würth Elektronik undertook its own pre-compliance measurements to verify filter combinations and ascertained that the interference radiated and conducted from the modules is below the limit of EMC standard EN55032/CISPR32 Class B.05.07.2022 08:30:00Julnews_2022-07-15_14.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_14.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_135678.phpwe-online.com
Distributor now Stocking Range of Current Sense TransducersDanisense has announced that it has signed a globa...9901Industry NewsDistributor now Stocking Range of Current Sense TransducersDanisense has announced that it has signed a global franchise agreement with electronics components distributor Farnell. Farnell is stocking twenty-three of Danisense's current sense transducers plus accessories. Included on the Farnell line-card are current transducers that span 50 – 2000A. All are based on Danisense's innovative closed loop, flux gate sensor technology, which results in highly-accurate, stable and repeatable measurement. The products are made in Danisense's vertically-integrated Danish facility and enjoy a reputation for high reliability and quality. Comments Loic Moreau, Sales & Marketing Director, Danisense A/S: "We are delighted that we now have signed a global distribution agreement with Farnell – one of the world's leading distributors. We believe that Farnell's broad experience in many different markets and their global presence will help drive our business forward." Simon Meadmore, Vice President of Product and Supplier Management at Farnell says: "We are delighted to add Danisense to our portfolio. This new agreement with Danisense offers a platform to further expand Farnell's portfolio of high accuracy current transducers for applications like e-mobility, power converters, oscilloscopes, multimeters, medical equipment, battery storage, and much more, to service the needs of our ever growing global customer base."05.07.2022 08:00:00Julnews_2022-07-15_3.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_3.jpghttps://danisense.com/danisense.com
Partnership Helps to Move Europe Closer to Largescale Battery Cell ProductionThe signed memorandum of understanding between Bel...9926Industry NewsPartnership Helps to Move Europe Closer to Largescale Battery Cell ProductionThe signed memorandum of understanding between Belgium based battery company Novali and industrial automation solution supplier Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. demonstrates quite how soon that agreement may be realized. Novali was set-up to finance and deliver multiple 'giga factories' across Europe, with production scheduled to start in 2025. In order to meet these deadlines Novali has signed a technology partnership agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Europe. 'The relationship will encompass fast deployment of existing automation solutions for battery cell production, and then collaboration to build the value chain for the next generation of batteries manufactured in Europe.' said Klaus Petersen, Director Lithium Battery Industry EMEA, Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV. Mitsubishi Electric has long term experience in supplying automation solutions in the lithium cell manufacturing industry in Asia, and a well-established customer base of machine builders in Europe. While the value chain in Europe still needs to be built up, the partners aim at creating a network of local machine builders capable of delivering a complete cell manufacturing line at gigawatt hour (GWh) scale. The focus will be on building best in class cells while avoiding wastage within the process, something that has so far been a challenge in the sector.04.07.2022 12:00:00Julnews_2022-08-01_5.jpg\images\news_2022-08-01_5.jpghttps://emea.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/news/pressmitsubishielectric.com
12 Watt DC/DC Converters (SIP-8) for Industrial ApplicationsTRACO Power's TMR 12WI series is a family of isola...9920Product Release12 Watt DC/DC Converters (SIP-8) for Industrial ApplicationsTRACO Power's TMR 12WI series is a family of isolated 12W DC/DC converter modules with regulated output, featuring wide 4:1 input voltage ranges. The product offers a very high power density of 4.73W/cm³ in an ultra-compact SIP-8 metal package occupying only 2.0 cm² (0.3 square inch) of board space. An efficiency of up to 90% allows for an extended operating temperature range of –40° to +65°C without derating under natural convection conditions (see recommended PCB layout). Further features include remote On/Off control, continuous short circuit protection and an I/O isolation voltage of 1600 VDC. The very compact dimensions of these converters make them an ideal solution for many space critical applications in communication equipment, instrumentation and industrial electronics.30.06.2022 16:30:00Junnews_2022-07-15_22.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_22.jpghttps://www.tracopower.com/de/deu/node/233tracopower.com
High-Power Fuse Product Family Expanded with Semiconductor Model SeriesBourns announced the expansion of the Company's PO...9913Product ReleaseHigh-Power Fuse Product Family Expanded with Semiconductor Model SeriesBourns announced the expansion of the Company's POWrFuse High-Power Fuse product family. The two POWrFuse model PF-F and PF-M series are high power rating industrial fuse links specially designed to meet the UL 248-13 semiconductor (aR) standard. These high power fuses are excellent solutions to help protect sensitive power semiconductor devices against overcurrent events in a variety of power inverters, converters, rectifiers, AC/DC drives, UPS systems and reduced voltage motor starters. The Bourns POWrFuse PF-F series features 800 VAC/VDC voltage, power ratings from 50-400 A and up to a 100 kA @ 800 VAC and 50 kA @ 800 VDC interrupting rating. The POWrFuse PF-M series provides 240 VAC/150 VDC voltage, power ratings from 50-180 A and up to a 160 kA @ 240 VAC and 50 kA @ 150 VDC interrupting rating. Both of these high-power fuse series are bolt mounted, offer fast-acting protection under fault current, low resistance and power loss, and deliver an operating temperature range of -55 to +125 °C. In addition, both series are UL recognized to help OEMs save qualification time while also enhancing overall quality and reliability. These attributes, in turn, help to lower the total cost of ownership for end customers.30.06.2022 09:30:00Junnews_2022-07-15_15.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_15.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2022/06/30/bourns-expands-its-powrfuse-high-power-fuse-product-family-with-new-semiconductor-(class-ar)-model-seriesbourns.com
Common Mode Choke Solution for EMI Suppression in Harsh EnvironmentsAs part of the YAGEO Group KEMET announces its SCF...9921Product ReleaseCommon Mode Choke Solution for EMI Suppression in Harsh EnvironmentsAs part of the YAGEO Group KEMET announces its SCF-XV series of AEC-Q200 qualified common mode chokes. This series fulfills the growing need for high voltage automotive and harsh environment industrial EMI filtering applications. The SCF-XV series offers up to 1,000 V AC/DC, the highest rated voltage. The nanocrystalline metal core results in a reduced footprint, rated current range from 5 to 35 A, DCR from 0.65 to 40.3 mO, an operating temperature from -40°C to +150°C, two different layouts (vertical/horizontal), and three different outer core diameters (19/25/29 mm). The toroidal coils are designed with nanocrystalline metal cores and are useful in various noise countermeasure fields. These features position SCF-XV as an exceptional EMI suppression solution. This series addresses design engineers' needs with a wide variety of characteristics for automotive and harsh environment industrial applications (robotics, high voltage power supplies, high reliability) and completes KEMET's already existing automotive-grade common mode chokes portfolio including SCR-XV and SCT-XV. Many solutions comparable to the SCF-XV use ferrite coils are not always AEC-Q200 qualified, have a maximum 750 V AC/DC, and have a larger footprint. With a rated 1,000 V AC/DC and AEC-Q200 qualified, this series, together with SCR-XV and SCT-XV, is ideal for use in the EV automotive market. This series supports the industry's trend to increase the vehicle-installed Lithium-ion battery pack voltage to limit drive train currents. With its space-saving and high characteristics, this series also addresses the trend of miniaturization and operation in harsh environmental conditions.29.06.2022 17:30:00Junnews_2022-07-15_23.png\images\news_2022-07-15_23.pnghttps://www.kemet.com/en/us/new-products/scf-xv-series-ac-line-filters.html?3=509022kemet.com
250W 2 x 4 Inch Medical and Industrial Power SuppliesTDK Corporation announces the introduction of the ...9919Product Release250W 2 x 4 Inch Medical and Industrial Power SuppliesTDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 250W rated TDK-Lambda brand 2" x 4" footprint CUS250M series of AC-DC power supplies. The series is certified to both IEC 60601-1 and IEC 62368-1 standards for both Class I and Class II (double insulated) installations. Target applications include medical, home healthcare, dental, test and measurement, broadcast, professional audio and industrial equipment. Conduction and convection cooling enables silent operation, and the CUS250M can deliver up to 250W in -20°C to +50°C ambient temperatures. Operation at +80°C is also possible with appropriate derating. With 1m/s forced air cooling utilising system airflow or the optional integral fan, the U channel models can deliver 250W in a +50°C ambient, derating to 125W at +70°C. Options for the CUS250M include a 5V 0.1A standby voltage, remote on/off, DC OK and AC Fail signals and a choice of U channel, U channel with cover or top mounted fan mechanical construction. 12V and 24V models will be available initially, with 15V, 18V, 28V, 36V and 48V outputs following later. The output voltage can be adjusted by the user. The series accepts an 85 to 264Vac input and earth leakage current is less than 150µA - including all tolerances. Touch current is <10µA (Class I) and <70µA (Class II).29.06.2022 15:30:00Junnews_2022-07-15_21.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_21.jpghttps://www.emea.lambda.tdk.com/de-en/news/article/17674lambda.tdk.com
European Factory for Battery SystemsImpact Clean Power Technology begins construction ...9907Industry NewsEuropean Factory for Battery SystemsImpact Clean Power Technology begins construction of a modern battery systems factory – GigafactoryX – for the public transport, railroad sector and stationary energy storage for both the professional energy sector and individual users. The investment will multiply the company's production capacity up to 5 GWh per year. The GigafactoryX project assumes the construction of a battery factory for electric vehicles. Power systems will be based on lithium-ion cells in technologies: LTO, LFP and NMC. Thanks to the investment, production capacity of Impact Clean Power Technology S.A. will be multiplied to the target level of 5 GWh per year in relation to the current daily production of 1 MWh. Construction of the GigafactoryX will involve the employment of approximately 200 new employees. The start of production planned for 2024 will guarantee the security of the supply of battery systems for the world's largest brands. The production lines will be highly automated, which will affect not only production efficiency and the quality of produced batteries but also the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. The company will also take care of the ecological production process. It will be powered by photovoltaic installation stabilized by energy storage built from recycled battery systems previously used in public transport. Ultimately, half of the raw materials used in production will also come from recycling.29.06.2022 14:00:00Junnews_2022-07-15_9.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_9.jpghttps://icpt.pl/en/impact-will-build-gigafactoryx-it-will-become-one-of-the-largest-producers-of-battery-systems-for-transportation-in-europe/icpt.pl
Automotive Qualified LED Driver with "Wettable Flanks"RECOM Power's RPY-1.5Q AEC-Q100 automotive-qualifi...9916Product ReleaseAutomotive Qualified LED Driver with "Wettable Flanks"RECOM Power's RPY-1.5Q AEC-Q100 automotive-qualified LED driver is now available in a thermally-enhanced QFN package with an integrated shielded inductor and optional 'wettable flanks'. This feature allows Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) of solder joints, as demanded by automotive customers, avoiding the need for costly and slow X-ray inspection. The product is just 3 x 5 x 1.6mm but can provide a precision programmable constant current up to a full 1.5A from an input of 4 to 36VDC for nominal supply voltages of 5, 12 or 24V. PWM or analog dimming is possible and an enable input and fault flag output are provided. The device is fully protected against input under-voltage, over-temperature and output short circuits and over-current. Operating junction temperature is from -40°C to +125°C. While the AEC-Q100 qualification and wettable flanks feature will make the RPY-1.5Q ideal for automotive applications, it is also suitable for general visible and IR lighting use in buildings, drones and robotics, and as a precision current source in test and measurement equipment.29.06.2022 12:30:00Junnews_2022-07-15_18.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_18.jpghttps://recom-power.com/en/company/newsroom/news/rec-n-rpy-1.5q-automotive-qualified-led-driver-with-wettable-flanks-213.html?3recom-power.com
DC/DC Converter Delivers 12W in SIP-8 PackageP-DUKE has launched its high power density DC/DC c...9910Product ReleaseDC/DC Converter Delivers 12W in SIP-8 PackageP-DUKE has launched its high power density DC/DC converter series in a SIP-8 package named PDL12W. It expands P-Duke's SIP8 casing DC/DC converter range from 2W to 9W with a 12W version. There are three 4:1 input voltage ranges available: 4.5-18, 9-36 and 18-75VDC allowing 25V, 50V, and 100V transient pulses for 1 second. Available output voltages are 3.3, 5, 5.1, 9, 12, 15, 24, ±5, ±12, and ±15VDC which provide up to 12W output power. With thermal dissipating via its metal casing and high conversion efficiency of up to 90%, operation from -40 to +70°C ambient temperatures without derating is possible. To cope with demanding space requirements of ever decreasing size applications, it saves more than 50% space, compared with the DIP-24 package and features an input to output isolation of 1600VDC and optionally 3000VDC. The fixed switching frequency pulse-width modulation topology makes an additional EMC filtering easier in comparison to frequency modulation control circuits. Full protection functions of the PLD12W are over-current, short-circuit, under-voltage lockout and output over-voltage protection, helping users to create a safe and reliable power system in any application. This series is certified according to IEC/EN/UL 62368-1. Additionally, shock and vibration levels are compliant with MIL-STD-810F. With an operating altitude of up to 5000 meters and a wide operating ambient temperature of -40°C to +105°C make these converters entirely suitable in any ruggedized, high-reliability industrial environment.29.06.2022 06:30:00Junnews_2022-07-15_12.png\images\news_2022-07-15_12.pnghttps://www.pduke.com/news_detail.php?type=1&NewsNo=100pduke.com
PCIM Gaming-for-Charity Event Raises €15,000 for Ukraine ProjectVincotech staged a virtual reality game at the PCI...9899Industry NewsPCIM Gaming-for-Charity Event Raises €15,000 for Ukraine ProjectVincotech staged a virtual reality game at the PCIM Europe trade fair. Visitors rose to the challenge, enabling Vincotech booth staff and engaged partners to raise €15,000 for the child welfare NGO Plan International Deutschland. Vincotech has long hosted charity events at PCIM Europe. At this year's fair, the company invited show-goers to defy their fear of heights in a virtual reality game, pledging to donate money to Plan International Deutschland for every person who would dare to accept the challenge. Hundreds stepped up, raising around €12.3k over three days. Vincotech matched all contributions; Plan International Deutschland will receive a €15,000 check. War takes a heavy toll on the mental health of youngsters; these invisible wounds linger long after the fighting stops. Plan International is working with other organizations in Ukraine's neighboring countries Poland, Romania and Moldova to provide relief to youngsters and their families suffering from this conflict by way of child protection, mental health, education and advocacy programs, as well as cash and vouchers. "This year's charity drive was a personal matter for us," says Edoardo Guiotto, Vincotech VP Sales and Marketing. "Ukrainians have long been valued members of the workforce at our plant in Bicske, Hungary. Our hearts go out to our colleagues and their families, and we support them any way we can within our company. Making an external donation for Plan International for the project focusing on children is as important to us."29.06.2022 06:00:00Junnews_2022-07-15_1.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_1.jpghttps://www.vincotech.net/pcim/vincotech.com
Sales and Design Center in KoreaInnoscience Technology has opened an office in Gwa...9908Industry NewsSales and Design Center in KoreaInnoscience Technology has opened an office in Gwangmyeong, near Seoul, Korea, to provide technical and marketing services to the country's massive consumer and automotive market. Innoscience Korea will also design solutions tailored to the Korean's market needs and based on InnoGaN technology. The office is headed by Mr. KE Hong, Vice President and General Manager of Innoscience Korea, who is fully responsible for business development in Korea.  Mr Hong has 27 years' experience in the power semiconductor industry, holding key roles at other international and Korean companies. Mr. Jay Son, CEO of Innoscience, comments: "As we expand Innoscience's global presence, it is vital to have a direct presence in Korea, which is a very strategic market for Innoscience. We welcome KE Hong and the team and will benefit from his rich professional knowledge, practical experience and forward-looking management." The team in Korea is already formed by nine highly skilled engineers and it is quickly expanding with the addition of designers, sales and product marketing experts. Adds Hong: "Innoscience has shaken up the GaN market by making products readily available at competitive prices. Innoscience is perfectly positioned to provide GaN power devices in mass volume, which is what we think the Korean market was waiting for. Korea is a significant opportunity for Innoscience. We are working hard to support all our customers here and to showcase the benefit of using InnoGaN in relevant applications."28.06.2022 15:00:00Junnews_2022-07-15_10.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_10.jpghttps://www.innoscience.com/site/details/397?el=mdnavinnoscience.com
Submit Your Proposals for APEC 2023APEC is pleased to announce that Technical Session...9881Event NewsSubmit Your Proposals for APEC 2023APEC is pleased to announce that Technical Session Papers, Professional Education Seminar Proposals, and Industry Session Proposals are now being accepted for APEC 2023, which will take place March 19-23, 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. APEC 2023 continues the tradition of focusing on the practical aspects of the power electronics profession; the Professional Education Seminars at APEC 2023 address the need for in-depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. Each seminar combines practical application with theory designed to further educate the working professional in power electronics or related fields. Topics are to address the practical issues of the specification, design, manufacture and marketing of power electronic components, products, and systems. Proposals focusing on, but not limited to, any of the following areas of power electronics are welcome. To be considered as an author of a highly regarded Technical Program Paper, prospective authors are asked to submit a digest explaining the problem that will be addressed by the paper, its major results, and how it is different from the closest existing literature. Technical Program Papers presented at APEC must be original material and not have been previously presented or published. The principal criteria used by reviewers in selecting digests for the program will be the usefulness of the work to the practicing power electronics professional. They also value evidence of completed experimental work. All technical papers are due by August 12, 2022, education seminar proposals are due by September 16, 2022, and Industry Session Proposals are due September 2, 2022.28.06.2022 09:00:00Junnews_2022-07-01_4.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_4.jpghttp://www.apec-conf.org/news/apec-conf.org
Buck Regulator Module with Integrated PassivesAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the releas...9911Product ReleaseBuck Regulator Module with Integrated PassivesAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of the AOZ29303QI, a simple-to-use highly integrated buck module. The product is available in a 9mm x 6mm QFN 48-lead exposed pad package with a 3.7mm height. AOZ29303QI can deliver an output current of 3A with input voltage up to 30V and output voltage up to 5.5V. The device offers a simple, compact solution suited to a wide variety of applications such as industrial, factory automation, networking, and general-purpose point of load. The buck module comprises a controller IC, power MOSFET, rectifier diode, bootstrap capacitor, and an inductor. It can achieve up to 93% peak efficiency. When operating in low output current conditions, the device will run in a proprietary pulse energy mode (PEM) to achieve high efficiency by reducing switching loss. Under this mode, the regulators can still maintain 85% efficiency in 10mA light load operation making it an ideal choice for "always on" applications. A suite of operation protections is available for this integrated module: cycle-by-cycle Over-Current Protection (OCP), output Over-Voltage Protection (OVP), output Short-Circuit Protection (SCP), and Over-Temperature Protection (OTP). External components required to realize a complete solution are minimal and offer the user flexibility to choose soft-start time, operating frequency, external compensation, and output voltage setting.28.06.2022 07:30:00Junnews_2022-07-15_13.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_13.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1656428626846/AOZ29303QI_PR.pdfaosmd.com
Transient Modelling for Power ApplicationsToshiba Electronics Europe announces the availabil...9917Product ReleaseTransient Modelling for Power ApplicationsToshiba Electronics Europe announces the availability of G2 SPICE models allowing designers to more faithfully simulate the performance of their designs before committing to hardware. Alongside Toshiba's existing G0 SPICE models that emphasize computational speed over accuracy, the range of G2 SPICE models is now accessible to simulate transient characteristics more accurately. In the challenging world of power electronics and automotive design there is a strong demand for preliminary performance predictions of the EMI performance and power dissipation of the entire system. This leads to a growing demand for SPICE models for power semiconductors that can predict power conversion efficiencies, EMI and other relevant parameters. These G2 SPICE models for discrete power devices are created using the macro model format, combining multiple compact models to match the structure of the device, representing the electrical characteristics with a few non-linear elements and a continuous arbitrary function. With this approach, switching simulations are more accurate and closer to actual measurements by improving the reproducibility of the high-current-domain characteristics of the ID-VDS curve, including the voltage-dependent characteristics of the parasitic capacitance. Available from Toshiba's website, the G2 models cover low voltage MOSFETs (12V-300V) and medium to high voltage MOSFETs (400V to 900V). Versions are available for PSpice and LTSpice.27.06.2022 13:30:00Junnews_2022-07-15_19.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_19.jpghttps://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/eu/company/news/2022/06/mosfet_20220627-1.htmltoshiba.semicon-storage.com
Inauguration Ceremony for Production Plant in MalaysiaLEM announces that an inauguration ceremony was he...9905Industry NewsInauguration Ceremony for Production Plant in MalaysiaLEM announces that an inauguration ceremony was held in Penang, Malaysia for its new production plant. The ceremony was attended by the Chief Minister of Penang, the Chairman and CEO of LEM, together with invited guests including the Swiss Ambassador to Malaysia. The project was first announced in 2020, with the first electric current sensor products expected to come on-line in Q1 2024. Right Honourable Mr. Chow Kon Yeow, the Chief Minister of Penang, said: "Supply chain resiliency and well-developed ecosystem are among the key differentiators that made Penang a sustainable location for the electrical and electronics (E&E) players. Being a leading company in electrical measurement that serves the emerging and high-growth industries, I am confident that LEM would be able to reap a myriad of benefits from its operation in Penang while complementing the State's presence in the world map of technology." "The State, via InvestPenang and other relevant state agencies, is committed to work closely with LEM to ensure smooth project implementation on the ground," Chow added. Andreas Hürlimann, Chairman of LEM, remarked: "We are delighted to be welcomed today by the key persons in Malaysia who have made this investment process come to fruition so efficiently, despite the recent pandemic challenges. We selected Penang as a strategic location to improve our supply chains, increase our resilience and better meet the needs of our customers here in Asia, as well as Europe and the US. This plant will complement our existing facilities in China, Bulgaria and Switzerland as we invest in more capacity to achieve our ambitious but profitable growth objectives in the coming years."27.06.2022 12:00:00Junnews_2022-07-15_7.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_7.jpghttps://www.penangstem.com/lem-announces-inauguration-ceremony-for-new-production-plant-in-malaysia/penangstem.com
Coreless Current SensorsMurata announces the MRD series of open-loop curre...9915Product ReleaseCoreless Current SensorsMurata announces the MRD series of open-loop current sensors for industrial systems. Each integrates tunnel magneto-resistive (TMR) elements - enabling precision measurement with regard to both DC and AC currents up to 40A, as well as maintaining stable characteristics across an extensive temperature range. This gives them a full scale output accuracy of ±1.0% when operating anywhere between -40°C and 105°C, with fast-response time of 0.5µs (typical) also being supported. The coreless structure of these current sensors does not exhibit hysteresis effects or saturation issues which are typical side-effects with an iron core. It also results in reduced size and weight, as well as making mounting easier. Their proprietary differential measurement with two TMR-based elements gives immunity against external magnetic stray fields. This makes them suitable for use in application environments with high levels of electromagnetic noise. Because of the high accuracy current sensing capabilities of the Murata MRD series and the fast response that these devices can achieve, they will be of significant value in a wide variety of applications. These include photovoltaic inverters, DC-DC converters, EV charging infrastructure and power conditioning systems. Murata's MRD current sensors are compliant with the UL62368-1 electrical equipment safety standard. These devices are supplied in SOICW16 packages as well as galvanic isolation over 4.8kV.27.06.2022 11:30:00Junnews_2022-07-15_17.png\images\news_2022-07-15_17.pnghttps://www.murata.com/en-eu/news/sensor/current/2022/0627murata.com
Vehicle Electrification – The Latest Trends and TechnologiesOn Tuesday September 13 at 9:00CDT and the followi...9904Event NewsVehicle Electrification – The Latest Trends and TechnologiesOn Tuesday September 13 at 9:00CDT and the following Tuesday September 20, at 9:00CDT, the PSMA Transportation Electronics Committee will offer an 2 session virtual Workshop which will be focused on the latest technologies, and future trends surrounding vehicle electrification. This workshop will be fine-tuned for any engineer or manager that is involved in vehicle electrification. This includes those, not only in the Automotive industry, but also those in Off Road, and Heavy-Duty industries. Each session will lead off with keynote speakers and end with Q&A and a roundtable discussion. The first sessions Keynote will be offered by KIA motors with a presentation on the "Evolution of the EV Market". The second session will have 2 keynotes. The first will be offered by Fernando Slacedo of the DOE, with an "Overview of Current EV Charging Projects Supported by the Department of Energy". There will also be a second Keynote for this session offered by Oakridge National Laboratory with a presentation on "Materials to help battery life. Recycling, Trends in testing - All chemistries". The vast number of subjects that will be covered are too numerous to list completely, but some of the subjects include the latest technologies in fast charging and wireless charging, what to do about high EMI, DC/DC Converter trends, Battery Testing and Management, and much, much more.27.06.2022 11:00:00Junnews_2022-07-15_6.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_6.jpghttps://psma.com/technical-forums/transportation-power-electronics/workshoppsma.com
PCIM Europe Conference 2023: Call for PapersThe PCIM Europe, the leading trade fair and confer...9885Event NewsPCIM Europe Conference 2023: Call for PapersThe PCIM Europe, the leading trade fair and conference for power electronics, will be held again in Nuremberg from 9 - 11 May 2023. Experts in this highly specialized field can apply with an abstract to speak at the international conference by 18 October 2022. The PCIM Europe conference offers interested professionals a stage to present research results, scientific papers and current trends to a qualified audience of over 700 participants from all over the world. Speakers have the opportunity to share their know-how either in a 20-minute talk or in the form of a poster presentation. The Call for Papers closes on 18.10.2022, after which the PCIM Europe Advisory Board, chaired by Prof. Dr. Leo Lorenz, ECPE, Germany, will decide on the acceptance of the submissions. Since all manuscripts of the presentations will be published in the PCIM Europe conference proceedings as well as in the scientific databases IEEExplore, IET Inspec-Direct, Compendex, Knovel and Scopus, a conference contribution also fulfills the formal requirements for a scientific publication. Attractive awards will be presented among all submissions: The three Best Paper Awards honor the best submissions overall. The Young Engineer Award recognizes an engineer under the age of 30 for an outstanding paper. Young researchers up to 30 years of age also have the opportunity to qualify for the Young Researcher Award. All winners will receive an attractive prize money of 1,000 euros.  23.06.2022 14:00:00Junnews_2022-07-01_9.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_9.jpghttps://pcim.mesago.com/nuernberg/en/press/press-releases/pcim-press-releases/call-for-papers.html#downloadpcim.mesago.com
Collaboration on High Power Density SiC InvertersCISSOID has collaborated with NAC Group and Advanc...9882Industry NewsCollaboration on High Power Density SiC InvertersCISSOID has collaborated with NAC Group and Advanced Conversion to offer a compact and optimally integrated 3-Phase SiC Power Stack combining a 1200V SiC Intelligent Power Module from CISSOID and a 6-pack low-ESR/ESL DC-Link capacitor from Advanced Conversion. This Power Stack can be further integrated with a controller board and a liquid cooler offering a complete hardware and software platform for the design of high power density and high efficiency SiC Inverters (see picture) for e-motor drives. "The DC link is a critical component for high-power inverters utilizing fast switching that is often overlooked during the initial stages of design. However, efficient fast switching wide bandgap devices requires a carefully designed DC link bus topology with tightly integrated capacitors." says James Charlton, Director of Product Marketing at NAC Group, who have collaborated with Advanced Conversion to develop a range of kits for use with the CISSOID module. "Thanks to the capacitor kit customers can find immediately a high-performance capacitor perfectly suited with our fast-switching 3-Phase SiC IPM's, accelerating their inverter design for compact and efficient e-motor drives" says Pierre Delatte, CTO of CISSOID.23.06.2022 10:00:00Junnews_2022-07-01_5.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_5.jpghttps://www.cissoid.com/news/cissoid-nac-advanced-conversion-collaborate-on-high-power-density-sic-inverters.htmlcissoid.com
Compact Gallium Nitride Half-Bridge Power ICWise-integration launched its first commercial pro...9892Product ReleaseCompact Gallium Nitride Half-Bridge Power ICWise-integration launched its first commercial product: the 120mOhm WI62120 half-bridge power circuit, which provides power electronics designers with power density, performance, and cost-effectiveness. The JEDEC-certified WI62120, a 650V enhancement mode GaN-on-silicon integrated circuit, is part of Wise-integration's WiseGanTM family of power devices. It leverages the intrinsic properties of GaN to provide improved current capabilities, voltage breakdown, and switching frequencies for applications in high-efficiency and high-density power conversion, including AC/DC, DC/DC, and DC/AC, from 30W to 3kW. Target market sectors include consumer (such as ultra-fast chargers for mobile and desktop devices), E-mobility, and industrial AC/DC power supplies and designs utilizing Bridgeless Totem Pole power factor conversion (PFC) active clamp flyback (ACF), two-inductor one-capacitor (LLC) resonant converters, and synchronous buck or boost half-bridge topologies. "We are proud to bring our first WiseGan product release into production," said Thierry Bouchet, CEO of Wise-integration. "The 120 mOhm WI62120 is the most compact half bridge in the market with a 6×8 PQFN package that maximizes customer benefits in terms of high power density, performance, and bill of materials cost reduction. We're confident that our customers will find it very useful in all ACF topologies and PFC-LCC architectures, and that it will help them leverage the benefits provided by smaller, more-efficient, and more cost-effective power electronics."22.06.2022 12:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_16.png\images\news_2022-07-01_16.pnghttps://wise-integration.com/2022/06/22/wise-integration-launches-most-compact-gallium-nitride-half-bridge-power-ic/wise-integration.com
Reference Design Portfolio Kick-Starts USB-C PD GaN Power Adapter DevelopmentTransphorm announced availability of seven referen...9891Product ReleaseReference Design Portfolio Kick-Starts USB-C PD GaN Power Adapter DevelopmentTransphorm announced availability of seven reference designs intended to speed development of GaN-based USB-C PD power adapters. The portfolio includes a wide range of open frame design options with various topologies, outputs, and wattages (45W to 140W) to choose from. The power adapter reference designs use SuperGaN Gen IV 650V FETs to deliver the ease-of-design, high reliability with high performance advantages that have become synonymous with Transphorm GaN devices. In recent analysis when compared to a 175 mOhm e-mode GaN device, Transphorm's 240 mOhm SuperGaN FET showed lower on resistance rise with temperatures above 75°C and higher performance at 50 percent and 100 percent (full) power. "Transphorm is unique in that it offers the only portfolio of GaN FETs covering the widest range of power levels for the broadest range of applications," said Tushar Dhayagude, VP, Field Applications & Technical Sales, Transphorm. "Our power adapter reference designs spotlight our low power capabilities. We offer controller-agnostic PQFN and TO-220 devices that can dramatically simplify design. These features along with others help our customers go to market quickly and easily with a GaN solution capable of achieving groundbreaking power efficiency levels. This is what Transphorm's GaN is all about."22.06.2022 11:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_15.png\images\news_2022-07-01_15.pnghttps://www.transphormusa.com/en/news/usbcpd_reference_design_portfolio/transphormusa.com
DC Fast Charger Production Facility in ItalyABB E-mobility has strengthened its position in EV...9878Industry NewsDC Fast Charger Production Facility in ItalyABB E-mobility has strengthened its position in EV charging solutions with the opening of the company's largest DC fast charger production site to date - the E-mobility Centre of Excellence in Valdarno, Tuscany. The full range of ABB DC charging solutions will be produced at the site, supporting the electrification of all transport sectors and exemplifying ABB E-mobility's commitment to building a zero-emission future with smart, reliable charging solutions for electric vehicles. Having already sold in excess of 680,000 EV chargers across more than 85 markets, ABB E-mobility's $30 million investment in the Valdarno facility means it has now more than doubled its production capacity over the last two years, with the opening of the 16,000m2 Valdarno plant enabling the creation of more than 10,000 additional DC chargers a year. In addition, the new facility will support ABB E-mobility's continued drive to innovate. Having invested 14 percent of 2021 revenues into R&D, the Valdarno location will house a 3,200m2 space for development and prototyping. Here, around 70 of the site's 500-plus employees will be dedicated to implementing innovative solutions, new software, and product life cycle management tools to fully integrate R&D activities with manufacturing. ABB E-mobility employs more than 350 R&D experts globally and has a portfolio of over 350 granted patents.22.06.2022 06:00:00Junnews_2022-07-01_1.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_1.jpghttps://new.abb.com/news/detail/92348/abb-e-mobility-opens-its-largest-dc-fast-charger-production-facility-in-italyabb.com
Hardware-Software Solution for Three-Phase BLDC Motor InvertersPower Integrations unveiled control software for t...9894Product ReleaseHardware-Software Solution for Three-Phase BLDC Motor InvertersPower Integrations unveiled control software for three-phase BLDC motor drives. Combined with Power Integrations' BridgeSwitch integrated half-bridge motor driver and easy-to-use Motor-Expert configuration and diagnostics tool, this complete hardware-software solution enables 98.2 percent efficiency, reduces board space by more than 70 percent and requires just three components for current feedback circuitry, compared to 30 components in a discrete solution. The solution is ideal for residential and commercial appliances with three-phase motors, such as air conditioner fans, high-speed hair dryers, refrigerator compressors, range hood fans and water pumps. Power Integrations' software adds three-phase FOC to the existing library of single-phase code. It allows real-time adjustment of motor speed and torque via the Motor-Expert graphical user interface (GUI). The code runs on any Arm Cortex-M0 at 48 MHz and does not require a hardware accelerator block. It can also be ported to other equivalent MCUs. The current modeling algorithm is robust and reliable and has passed extensive static and dynamic test conditions, including low latency response to real-time events. The high degree of current accuracy ensures low jitter operation. The new code is MISRA C-compliant (Motor Industry Software Reliability Association), portable, modular and allows the user to modify any of the software layers.21.06.2022 14:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_18.gif\images\news_2022-07-01_18.gifhttps://investors.power.com/news/news-details/2022/Power-Integrations-Bundles-New-Three-Phase-BLDC-Control-Software-into-Motor-Expert-Suite-for-BridgeSwitch-IC-Family/default.aspxpower.com
Marine Battery System for Electrification of Broad Range of VesselsLeclanché SA has completed development of a third-...9897Product ReleaseMarine Battery System for Electrification of Broad Range of VesselsLeclanché SA has completed development of a third-generation marine battery system designed to support the needs of ship builders in producing 100% electric and hybrid marine vessels. Called the Navius MRS-3TM, the system improves upon Leclanché's MRS-2 – already powering a broad range of ferries, container ships and specialty vessels in service around the world. The newest version features significant improvements in battery energy density, modularity and safety making it the maritime industry's most flexible and powerful vessel electrification system ever created with the lowest carbon footprint. Battery string voltages of up to 1200 VDC are available with up to 720 A string continuous discharge current. The number of cells per module has been increased to 36 from 32 allowing each module to provide 8.7kWh of energy, representing a 13% increase over those fitted in the MRS-2. Critically important, the modules comply with the most stringent safety requirements for the marine, rail, and road sectors. The Navius MRS-3 racks are available in seven different heights enabling them to fit into nearly all battery rooms. They provide 27% more energy in a comparable footprint than earlier generation systems; the reduced rack width requires a third-less front access for maintenance.20.06.2022 17:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_21.png\images\news_2022-07-01_21.pnghttps://www.leclanche.com/leclanche-announces-development-of-third-generation-marine-battery-system-for-electrification-of-broad-range-of-vessels/leclanche.com
40V MOSFETs Save Energy and Lower NoiseCutting both on-resistance and switching loss, whi...9896Product Release40V MOSFETs Save Energy and Lower NoiseCutting both on-resistance and switching loss, while optimizing body-diode properties, the STMicroelectronics 40V MOSFETs, STL320N4LF8 and STL325N4LF8AG, save energy and ensure low noise in circuits for power conversion, motor control, and power distribution. The 40V N-channel enhancement-mode MOSFETs leverage the latest-generation STPOWER STripFET F8 oxide-filled trench technology to achieve superior figures of merit. The STL320N4LF8 and STL325N4LF8AG feature maximum on-resistance (Rds(on)) of 0.8mOhm and 0.75mOhm, respectively, at gate-source voltage (VGS) of 10V. The MOSFETs extremely efficient Rds(on) per die area allows a space-saving and thermally efficient PowerFLAT 5×6 package. ST's advanced STripFET F8 technology also ensures excellent switching speed through low device capacitances that minimize dynamic parameters such as gate-drain charge, boosting the system efficiency. Designers can select switching frequency in the range from 600kHz to 1MHz, permitting smaller capacitive and magnetic components to save circuit size and bill of materials, as well as increasing the power density of the final application. Ideal for battery-powered products and applications in computing, telecom, lighting, and general power conversion, the STL320N4LF8 and STL325N4LF8AG are the first industrial-qualified and AEC-Q101 qualified STPOWER STripFET F8 MOSFET devices, respectively.20.06.2022 16:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_20.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_20.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4456.htmlst.com
R&D Centre in Belgium's 'GaN Valley' Headed Dr Jan ŠonskýInnoscience has expanded its European office with ...9898PeopleR&D Centre in Belgium's 'GaN Valley' Headed Dr Jan ŠonskýInnoscience has expanded its European office with an R&D center in Leuven, Belgium. The GaN power device R&D activity in Belgium is headed by Dr. Jan Šonský who joined Innoscience as Vice President of R&D. Dr. Jan Šonský will lead the development of next generation technologies in close collaboration with the company’s R&D team in Innoscience’s headquarters. Dr. Šonský received his Doctor’s Degree from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and has 20 years of experience in R&D in the semiconductor industry. Previously he has contributed and driven both GaN and Silicon technology developments for mobile and automotive applications for another leading semiconductor company, achieving technological breakthroughs. Dr. Šonský is widely respected across the industry. He served as General Chair of ISPSD conference and, as proof of his achievements, was elected to the ISPSD Hall of Fame in 2021. “Innoscience is 100% committed to gallium nitride” added Dr. Šonský. “I see a wonderful opportunity to drive our next-generation technology, enabling power electronics designers globally and across different markets to enjoy the high performance that InnoGaN brings, and revolutionize power applications as a result.”20.06.2022 11:00:00Junnews_2022-07-01_6.jfif\images\news_2022-07-01_6.jfifhttps://www.innoscience.com/site/aboutus?el=a5innoscience.com
Integrated Motor Controller and 3-Phase Gate DriverInfineon Technologies launches the fully programma...9888Product ReleaseIntegrated Motor Controller and 3-Phase Gate DriverInfineon Technologies launches the fully programmable motor controllers MOTIX IMD700A and IMD701A. They come in 9 x 9 mm 2 64-pin VQFN packaging, offering the desired integration and higher power density needed in cordless power tools, gardening products, drones, e-bikes, and automated guided vehicles. In one package, the MOTIX IMD70xA controllers combine all of the MOTIX 6EDL7141 3-phase gate driver IC features with an additional XMC1404 microcontroller (MCU), whose peripherals and specifications are optimized for motor control and drives. Infineon's XMC1404 MCU includes a MATH coprocessor clocked at 96 MHz to enhance calculations commonly used in sensorless field-oriented control (FOC) algorithms enabling higher system performance. Moreover, in order to ensure best-in-class control, XMC1404 inherits most of the high-end peripherals found in the XMC4000 family, including PWM timers, position interface (POSIF), and serial communication modules (including CAN). The motor control IC features controllability of the gate drive slew rate to minimize system EMI. IMD70xA controllers support adjustable gate drive supply voltage even at low battery voltage levels thanks to built-in high- and low-side charge pumps, as well as many other adjustable gate driver parameters. EMI management by the digital configuration of the gate drive offers a major advantage, enabling optimization at the EMI test facility without needing to change any components on the board. In addition, both products come with a full suite of motor-drive-specific system protection features such as OCP, UVLO, over-temperature, and locked rotor detection, offering increased reliability and robustness.20.06.2022 08:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_12.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_12.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2022/INFPSS202206-095.htmlinfineon.com
Joining the TSMC Design Center AllianceSilicon Topology announced that it has joined the ...9884Industry NewsJoining the TSMC Design Center AllianceSilicon Topology announced that it has joined the Design Center Alliance (DCA) of TSMC's Open Innovation Platform (OIP). Silicon Topology specializes in analog, mixed-signal, memories, and RF circuit layout services and is experienced with TSMC's industry-leading process technologies, including 7nm, 5nm, 4nm, and 3nm technologies, as well as TSMC's specialty technologies. Focusing on ASIC physical layout services for over 25 years, Silicon Topology has accumulated comprehensive experience in many different areas, from high-speed interface IPs such as SerDes, DDR PHY to RF Tx/Rx, high precision ADC, low power oscillator, power management IC, drivers IC, and various memory design applications. The company has 200 layout experts located in support service centers in Taiwan, San Jose, Tokyo, and Nanjing to serve global customers more effectively with local resources. "Silicon Topology has joined our Design Center Alliance to address the growing demand for high-quality chip designs using TSMC's industry-leading technologies," said Suk Lee, Vice President of the Design Infrastructure Management Division at TSMC. "As a valuable ecosystem partner, Silicon Topology has helped our mutual customers with its extensive IC layout services and expertise that enabled them to launch their differentiated products quickly to the market." "Thanks to the long-term cooperation with TSMC, Silicon Topology has been continuously enhancing our layout capabilities and resources to support TSMC's industry-leading technologies," said Sean Lin, CEO of Silicon Topology. "We are proud to join TSMC's Design Center Alliance to provide our mutual customers with professional, value-added layout services to speed up the time-to-market of their products."16.06.2022 13:00:00Junnews_2022-07-01_8.png\images\news_2022-07-01_8.pnghttps://stlayout.com/stlayout.com
Photovoltaic (Class gPV) Power Fuse Product SeriesBourns introduced the first two series of its POWr...9889Product ReleasePhotovoltaic (Class gPV) Power Fuse Product SeriesBourns introduced the first two series of its POWrFuse High-Power Fuse product family. Featuring a high-power rating, Bourns' industrial fuse links are designed to UL 248 and IEC 60269 standard requirements. The capabilities of the POWrFuse series help protect solar photovoltaic power systems known to operate under extreme ambient temperatures, high-cycling and low-level fault current conditions. They are also excellent solutions for a variety of industrial, power supply and Battery Management System (BMS) applications. Specifically, the POWrFuse PF-E series is designed to the UL 248-19 (Class gPV) photovoltaic fuse standard and offers 1000VDC voltage, power ratings from 15 to 30 A, and up to a 20 kA interrupting rating. The POWrFuse PF-H (gPV) series is designed to the UL 248-19 and IEC 60269-6 (Class gPV) photovoltaic fuse standards and offers 600VDC/VAC voltage, power ratings from 15 to 30 A, and up to a 150 kA interrupting rating. Both high-power fuse series offer fast-acting protection under fault current, low resistance and power loss, and an operating temperature range of –55 to +125 °C. Ferrule and PCB mounting options are available for both series. The Bourns POWrFuse PF-E and PF-H (gPV) series are available now and are RoHS compliant and halogen free.16.06.2022 09:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_13.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_13.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2022/06/16/bourns-introduces-photovoltaic-(class-gpv)-power-fuse-product-seriesbourns.com
YouTube Video Addresses Rectifier Package Selection CriteriaTaiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of...9895Product ReleaseYouTube Video Addresses Rectifier Package Selection CriteriaTaiwan Semiconductor announces the availability of a "Rectifier Technology Update" webinar as the latest addition to its growing YouTube Channel catalog. The webinar reviews the extensive array of packages available for this most basic of semiconductor devices and the selection criteria including package footprint and height, transient thermal impedance and thermal resistance. Added issues discussed include PCB costs, soldering techniques, power density and power dissipation. The 60-minute webinar also discusses planer vs. glass passivated (GPP) front-end processes, choosing Schottky diodes and reliability considerations. Taiwan Semiconductor's Global YouTube Channel is designed to provide informative videos addressing issues and concerns of power electronics system designers. "YouTube has taken a prominent place in providing clarity to the issues facing electronics design engineers," said Vice President, TSC Products, Sam Wang. "By making our ongoing series of informative webinars available on our dedicated Global YouTube Channel, we aim to keep our customers up to date on the latest information."15.06.2022 15:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_19.jfif\images\news_2022-07-01_19.jfifhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwiTFwc5Q5c&list=PLoeBjd7xn5Fe6dDI7POvB-kSRMM2XPnT5&index=13youtube.com/tsc
USB4 ESD Devices Provide Balance of Protection and PerformanceNexperia announced two Electrostatic Discharge (ES...9918Product ReleaseUSB4 ESD Devices Provide Balance of Protection and PerformanceNexperia announced two Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection devices optimized for use with retimers and redrivers on high-speed data lines. PESD2V8Y1BSF is designed to protect USB4 (Thunderbolt) interfaces while PESD4V0Y1BCSF is intended for use with both USB4 as well as HDMI 2.1. These products use Nexperia's proven TrEOS technology, which combines low clamping with low capacitance and high robustness. Retimers and redrivers are commonly used in the design of high-speed USB4 interfaces. However, these result in shorter board traces which have a lower parasitic inductance, an unintended consequence of which is a reduction in the overall system-level ESD robustness. The PESD2V8Y1BSF and PESD4V0Y1BCSF provide low very fast Transmission Line Pulse (vfTLP) peak clamping voltages, which are even lower than USB4 protection solutions without visible trigger voltage in the standard I(V) TLP curve. This helps to compensate for the reduced inductance between protection and retimer, thereby increasing overall system-level ESD robustness. To comply with budget loss recommendations for ESD, these devices are designed to have exceptionally low insertion loss (-0.29 dB @ 10 GHz) and return loss (-20.6 dB @ 10 GHz). Contrary to other solutions, the capacitance does not increase with operating voltage, offering the full RF performance up to the reverse standoff voltage.15.06.2022 14:30:00Junnews_2022-07-15_20.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_20.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/USB4-ESD-devices-from-Nexperia-provide-optimum-balance-of-protection-and-performance-.htmlnexperia.com
1500W Quarter-brick Converter for Critical ApplicationsABB Power Conversion is expanding its line of DC/D...9887Product Release1500W Quarter-brick Converter for Critical ApplicationsABB Power Conversion is expanding its line of DC/DC bus converters with multiple modules, including a 1500-watt (W) converter, which is among the highest-powered quarter-brick DC/DC converters available today. The 1500W converters provide power densities of up to 810W per cubic inch and are available in both digital (QBDS128A0B) and analog (QBVS128A0B) versions. This high power density coupled with efficiencies of 97% or higher and IPC 9592B Class II qualification help to meet the quality and reliability needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) developing solutions for networking, data center, and industrial applications. In addition to the 1500W versions, ABB has developed two 1300W modules the QBDS108A0B and QBDS125A10R4) and a 1000W QBDS095A10R61-PHZ. The Barracuda-series bus converters add feature- and power-level flexibility to the product family to address unique power challenges. For example, the QBDS128A0B1-FZ features an integrated, high-performance heatsink which offers enhanced thermal performance in a low profile, while the QBDS095A10R61-PHZ is designed to support power over ethernet (POE) applications which require increased levels of isolation. The new Barracuda-series bus converters support input voltage ranges from 45 to 60 volts (V) DC (with exact input ranges depending on the module) and convert it down to the 12V DC output required by many point-of-load modules. This makes them well suited for server and storage applications, supercomputers, automatic testing equipment, intermediate bus applications, and distributed power architectures, to name a few.15.06.2022 07:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_11.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_11.jpghttps://www.abbpowerconversion.com/about/news/in-the-news/abb-power-conversions-1500w-quarter-brick-converter-delivers-high-power-density-for-critical-applicationsabbpowerconversion.com
Bipolar Capacitor Charging High Voltage Power SuppliesDean Technology announced the introduction of the ...9877Product ReleaseBipolar Capacitor Charging High Voltage Power SuppliesDean Technology announced the introduction of the UMR-BPC Series, a line of bipolar (±) high voltage power supplies designed for applications requiring dual output capacitor charging modules with higher voltage and higher power. UMR-BPC models offer output voltages up to 6kV at an output power of either 120W or 250W. "We are thrilled to be able to release a high power high voltage power supply that offers our customers bipolar capabilities," said Scott Wilson, Sales and Product Development Manager for Dean Technology. "UMR-BPC series modules are a packaging and integration convenience as they enclose two units of opposite polarity in a single case. This feature will help customers with their inventory, cable management, and installation time." UMR-BPC modules, an extension of the existing UMR Collection, are form-fit-function replacements for industry standard units. They offer low overshoot and fast rise time while maintaining high efficiency. All models come standard with voltage and current monitoring and can be upgraded to include buffered monitors and current regulation.14.06.2022 19:30:00Junnews_2022-06-15_26.png\images\news_2022-06-15_26.pnghttps://www.deantechnology.com/news/bipolar-capacitor-charging-high-voltage-power-suppliesdeantechnology.com
Automotive LDO Regulators Operate Stable at Nanoscale Output CapacitanceROHM introduces automotive LDO regulator ICs with ...9890Product ReleaseAutomotive LDO Regulators Operate Stable at Nanoscale Output CapacitanceROHM introduces automotive LDO regulator ICs with stable operation at nanoscale output capacitance. The BD9xxN1 series is optimized for primary (direct connection to 12V) power supplies in a wide range of applications, including powertrain, body, ADAS, and car infotainment. In recent years, the continuing digitization of all types of equipment has been increasing the number of electronic components, which in turn has been driving the demand to reduce the number of capacitors used for circuit stabilization to shrink both the size and the bill of material (BOM). This requires power supply ICs in power supply circuits that can achieve stable operation with small sized capacitors, but until now it had been difficult to achieve stable operation in applications with output capacitances of 1µF or less. To meet these needs, ROHM developed the Nano Cap ultra-stable control technology for power supply ICs in 2020. Leveraging this technology enables ROHM designers to develop LDO regulators that ensure stable operation even at ultra-small nanoscale output capacitances. This enables the support of an output capacitance of 100nF – less than 1/10 of the value of standard products – ensuring stable operation required by applications (output voltage variation within 100mV: condition is 1mA ? 50mA/1µs load current variation), even when the input voltage and load current fluctuate.14.06.2022 10:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_14.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_14.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=2022-06-14_news_ldo&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com
Rad Hard 100 V GaN Transistor for Demanding Space ApplicationsEPC announces the introduction of the EPC7018 radi...9886Product ReleaseRad Hard 100 V GaN Transistor for Demanding Space ApplicationsEPC announces the introduction of the EPC7018 radiation-hardened GaN FET. The EPC7018 is a 100 V, 3.9 mO, 345 APulsed, rad-hard GaN FET in a small 13.9 mm2 footprint. It has a total dose radiation rating greater than 1 Mrad and SEE immunity for LET of 85 MeV/(mg/cm2). The EPC7018, along with the rest of the Rad Hard family, EPC7014, EPC7007, EPC7019, are offered in a chip-scale package, the same as the commercial eGaN FET and IC family. Packaged versions will be available from EPC Space. With higher breakdown strength, lower gate charge, lower switching losses, better thermal conductivity, and very low on-resistance, power devices based on GaN significantly outperform silicon-based devices and enable higher switching frequencies resulting in higher power densities, higher efficiencies, and more compact and lighter weight circuitry for critical spaceborne missions. GaN devices also support higher total radiation levels and SEE LET levels than silicon solutions. Applications benefiting from the performance and fast deployment of the EPC7018 include DC-DC power, motor drives, lidar, deep probes, and ion thrusters for space applications, satellites, and avionics. "The EPC7018 offers designers a high power, ultra-low on-resistance device enabling a new generation of power conversion and motor drives in space operating at higher frequencies, higher efficiencies, and greater power densities than ever achievable before", said Alex Lidow, CEO, and co-founder of EPC.14.06.2022 06:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_10.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_10.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/3064/Rad-Hard-100-V-GaN-Transistor-from-EPC-Offers-Lowest-On-Resistance-Solution-on-the-Market-for-Demanding-Space-Applications-.aspxepc-co.com
40 kW DC Charging ModuleHuawei Digital Power launched its FusionCharge 40 ...9893Product Release40 kW DC Charging ModuleHuawei Digital Power launched its FusionCharge 40 kW DC Charging Module. This charging module is expected to become the core of electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities, so users can enjoy a better charging experience while operators and carriers save on charging facility O&M costs. The potting and isolation technologies ensure long-term reliable running in harsh environments with an annual failure rate of less than 0.2%. In addition, the product supports intelligent O&M and over the air (OTA) remote upgrade, eliminating the need for site visits. The product is 1% more efficient than the industry average. If a 120 kW charging pile is equipped with Huawei's charging module, about 1140 kWh of electricity can be saved each year. Huawei's charging module is 9 dB quieter than the industry average. When it detects reduced temperatures, the fan automatically adjusts the speed to reduce noise, making it suitable for noise-sensitive areas. Rated EMC Class B, the module can be deployed in residential areas. At the same time, its wide voltage range allows charging for different vehicle models (voltages). Huawei also provides a full portfolio of charging solutions tailored for various scenarios. At the launch, Huawei showcased its all-in-one residential solution that combines PV, energy storage, and charging devices.13.06.2022 13:30:00Junnews_2022-07-01_17.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_17.jpghttps://digitalpower.huawei.com/en_US/site-power-facility/news/detail/176.htmldigitalpower.huawei.com
Distributor Recognised for NPI and Customer GrowthMouser Electronics is pleased to announce that it ...9883Industry NewsDistributor Recognised for NPI and Customer GrowthMouser Electronics is pleased to announce that it has been named "2021 Catalog Distributor of the Year" by RECOM Power. In presenting the award, RECOM cited Mouser's excellence in New Product Introductions and global customer growth. "RECOM is proud to present this award to Mouser," said Christoph Wolf, President of RECOM Power. "Our companies have a long-standing relationship, and we appreciate Mouser's commitment to promoting our business and ensuring customer satisfaction." "This is a great honour, particularly from a company with the reputation of RECOM," said Tom Busher, Vice President of Supplier Management at Mouser Electronics. "We have enjoyed many successes with RECOM in bringing their products to our global customer base, and we look forward to many more in the years to come."13.06.2022 12:00:00Junnews_2022-07-01_7.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_7.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/manufacturer/recom-power/mouser.com
Combining Expertise to Become Yole GroupYole Développement (Yole) and System Plus Consulti...9857Industry NewsCombining Expertise to Become Yole GroupYole Développement (Yole) and System Plus Consulting announced the creation of Yole Group and its entities, Yole Intelligence and Yole SystemPlus. For more than a year, both partners have been considering a common and unique evolution of the two companies. This stems from the development of the semiconductor industry and its growth, questions and requests from manufacturers and other leading players, and the need to clarify what each company offers. This evolution illustrates a shared commitment to growing by comprising multidisciplinary experts and developing business with the sole aim of responding to requests from the industry. The clearly identified distribution of product and consulting services offered by Yole Intelligence and Yole SystemPlus will be presented on a new and dynamic internet platform, www.yolegroup.com, that will enable easy navigation and quick access to information and products. In addition to the company's description, product information, and library, Yole Group's website covers the latest news from the semiconductor industry as well as interviews with leading companies and unique editorial content created by Yole Group's analysts. These noteworthy stories will be part of a new dynamic section, Industry Insight (formerly i-Micronews).10.06.2022 11:00:00Junnews_2022-06-15_6.jfif\images\news_2022-06-15_6.jfifhttps://www.yolegroup.com/press-release/yole-developpement-and-system-plus-consulting-combine-their-expertise-to-become-yole-group/yolegroup.com
Miniature MOSFET Gate Driver Family for Portable ApplicationsToshiba Electronics Europe has added five MOSFET g...9875Product ReleaseMiniature MOSFET Gate Driver Family for Portable ApplicationsToshiba Electronics Europe has added five MOSFET gate-driver ICs in the TCK42xG series, suitable for a wide range of applications including battery powered, consumer and industrial equipment. The devices in this series control the applied gate voltage independent of the input voltage and feature an over-voltage lockout function to protect the circuit. The products are now joining the TCK421G, announced earlier this year. Products in the series can be selected for a gate-source voltage of 10V or 5.6V, allowing use with a wide variety of MOSFETs. A choice of detection voltages for the input over-voltage lockout allows them to operate from power lines from 5V to 24V. The drivers available are the TCK420G for 24V power lines, TCK422G and TCK423G for 12V, TCK424G for 9V, and TCK425G for 5V. Each new driver in the series features a built-in charge pump that ensures a stable gate-source voltage at the external MOSFET while the input can vary from 2.7V to 28V. This allows large currents to be switched. In addition, when used to control two N-channel MOSFETs connected back-to-back, they are suitable for configuring load-switch or power-multiplexer circuits with reverse-current blocking. To further assist customers' projects, Toshiba has developed the Power Multiplexer Circuit Reference Design, which provides a design example for power multiplexers that utilize the functions of TCK42xG.09.06.2022 17:30:00Junnews_2022-06-15_24.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_24.jpghttps://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/eu/company/news/2022/06/power-management-ics_20220609-1.htmltoshiba.semicon-storage.com
AuSn Pastes for High-Power LEDsIndium Corporation has expanded its portfolio of p...9872Product ReleaseAuSn Pastes for High-Power LEDsIndium Corporation has expanded its portfolio of proven pastes with two AuSn pastes designed for the higher processing temperatures and assembly needs required for use in high-power LED module array applications, such as automotive, infrastructure, and horticulture. Indium Corporation produces a wide range of solder paste products to meet the current and evolving needs of the industry. High-power LEDs have the ability to provide much higher levels of light output than traditional LEDs while also providing higher levels of performance, leading to a longer lifetime of the device. Due to the large amount of heat generated-in such a localized area-a high-melting and high-reliability solder is required for assembly. It is also critical to the LED assembly process that the solder interface between the diode and its substrate is void-free in order to generate a stable transmission of light and allow for the transfer of the tremendous heat generated by the diodes to maintain the temperature stability of the device. AuLTRA 3.2 and AuLTRA 5.1 are AuSn solder pastes specifically formulated to accommodate higher processing temperatures while providing high reliability. Both pastes are offered in a variety of AuSn alloys and powder sizes. In addition to being ideal for use in high-power LED module array applications, AuLTRA 3.2 and AuLTRA 5.1 are applicable for all AuSn paste applications as their performance has been, and continues to be, proven in the field. 09.06.2022 14:30:00Junnews_2022-06-15_21.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_21.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/media-center/news/indium-corporation-introduces-ausn-pastes-for-high-power-leds/indium.com
Mike Slater Apppointed Vice President of Global Business DevelopmentDigi-Key Electronics announced that it has hired M...9900PeopleMike Slater Apppointed Vice President of Global Business DevelopmentDigi-Key Electronics announced that it has hired Mike Slater as its new vice president of global business development. In his new role, Slater will oversee the company's worldwide customer and supplier development strategy. Slater comes to Digi-Key with more than 25 years of sales, management and business experience. Prior to joining Digi-Key, he served as the president of E-Switch Inc., where he was responsible for the company's global sales across North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Slater also previously served as a general manager at Arrow Electronics, where he built, managed and developed effective sales teams. "We are excited to have Mike join Digi-Key's collaborative team culture and share his leadership and expertise in the electronic components market," said Dave Doherty, president of Digi-Key. "Mike's deep background in sales strategy and management aligns with our strategic growth initiatives as we continue to expand our markets around the globe and redefine what it means to be a high service distributor."09.06.2022 07:00:00Junnews_2022-07-15_2.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_2.jpghttps://www.digikey.com/en/news/press-releases/2022/june/digi-key-appoints-mike-slater-to-vice-president-of-global-business-developmentdigikey.com
Factory in India for Factory Automation Control System ProductsMitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it ...9906Industry NewsFactory in India for Factory Automation Control System ProductsMitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it will invest approximately 2.2 billion Indian rupees, or 3.1 billion yen, in its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric India to establish a factory in India. Expected to start operations in December 2023, the factory will manufacture inverters and other factory automation (FA) control system products, expanding the company's capabilities to meet the growing demand in India. The rapidly growing Indian market is expanding at an annual rate of about 8% mainly in industries such as automobiles, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, data centers, and textiles, with further market expansion expected in the future. Mitsubishi Electric's FA control systems business in India began in the mid-1990s, and since acquiring a local manufacturer of FA control systems in 2012, the company has continued to strengthen its local business structure by establishing a local engineering team, expanding service and support capabilities, and in 2013, starting local manufacturing of products. The two-floor, 15,400 square-meter factory will be built on 40,000 square meters of land near Pune, Maharashtra, and will help expand Mitsubishi Electric's production capabilities to meet local demand for products, and also contribute to the Make in India initiative promoted by the Indian government. In addition, the factory will incorporate various features aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by reducing carbon dioxide emissions through the use of highly efficient air conditioning systems and LED lighting equipment, and meet sustainable development goals (SDGs) by reusing wastewater through underground filtration treatment and greening.07.06.2022 13:00:00Junnews_2022-07-15_8.jpg\images\news_2022-07-15_8.jpghttps://de.mitsubishielectric.com/en/news/releases/global/2022/0607-a/index.htmlmitsubishielectric.com
CAT III 1500 V True-RMS Solar Clamp MeterFluke has announced the top three electrical hazar...9868Product ReleaseCAT III 1500 V True-RMS Solar Clamp MeterFluke has announced the top three electrical hazards to avoid when installing and maintaining PV solar installations to keep technicians safe. The demand for highly accurate hand-held devices capable of carrying out safe and reliable measurements in these applications has now been met with the introduction of a CAT III 1500 V true-RMS solar clamp meter – the Fluke 393 FC. All test results are logged and reported via the Fluke Connect software that comes with the Fluke 393 FC true-RMS Solar Clamp Meter. Using just a phone, engineers can make and save measurements quickly, with the phone recording for 10 minutes and reporting readings to colleagues. Capable of measuring and recording up to two weeks, this safe, reliable and rugged meter also comes with an 18-inch iFlex flexible current probe for extended AC current measurements up to 2500 amps. Test leads are also rated to CAT III 1500 V DC. Hans-Dieter Schuessele, Application and Technology Expert EMEA, Fluke said: "Safety is essential when commissioning and installing PV systems. The future of power needs tools that are able to keep you safe in harsh environments – risk is not an option and you literally have to trust your meter with your life. That's why the world's first CAT III 1500 V true-RMS clamp meter has been designed to deliver enhanced protection for users in challenging CAT III environments. It's very important that there's a solid meter with multiple functions capable of operating at that rating – the solar industry desperately needs a solution like the Fluke 393 FC."07.06.2022 10:30:00Junnews_2022-06-15_17.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_17.jpghttps://www.fluke.com/en-gb/product/electrical-testing/clamp-meters/fluke-393-fc-cat-iii-1500-v-true-rms-clamp-meterfluke.com
DOCSIS-Compliant Switch Delivers High LinearityRichardson RFPD announced the availability and ful...9867Product ReleaseDOCSIS-Compliant Switch Delivers High LinearityRichardson RFPD announced the availability and full design support capabilities for an UltraCMOS SPDT RF switch from pSemi Corporation. The PE42726 is a HaRP technology-enhanced reflective SPDT RF switch designed for use in cable applications, including DOCSIS 3.0/1 cable modem, set-top box and residential gateway. It delivers high linearity, excellent harmonics performance and high surge immunity in the 5–1794 MHz band. It also features low insertion loss and high isolation performance, making the PE42726 ideal for DOCSIS 3.1 applications. The PE42726 is manufactured on pSemi's UltraCMOS process, a patented variation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology on a sapphire substrate, offering the performance of GaAs with the economy and integration of conventional CMOS.07.06.2022 09:30:00Junnews_2022-06-15_16.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_16.jpghttps://www.richardsonrfpd.com/docs/rfpd/Richardson_RFPD_Product_Release_pSemi_PE42726%20.pdfrichardsonrfpd.com
Opening of Joint Research Center for 300 mm MicroelectronicsA flagship of semiconductor research with internat...9854Industry NewsOpening of Joint Research Center for 300 mm MicroelectronicsA flagship of semiconductor research with international reach is emerging in Dresden. Fraunhofer IPMS and Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID are bundling their competences and establishing the Center for Advanced CMOS & Heterointegration Saxony. The center will offer the complete value chain in 300 mm microelectronics, a prerequisite for high-tech research for future technologies. With Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID and Fraunhofer IPMS' Center Nanoelectronic Technologies CNT, two unique research facilities in Germany in the field of microelectronics are located in Saxony. Today, they are the only two German research centers for applied microelectronics research based on 300 mm wafer industry standard equipment. With the bundling of competences and the foundation of the Center for Advanced CMOS & Heterointegration Saxony, excellent perspectives arise to attract semiconductor companies and system users as well as material and equipment manufacturers worldwide. In addition to excellent personnel and know-how, equipment with a modern equipment and plant park is crucial for industrial and research contracts. With an investment volume of about €140 million in clean room facilities, Fraunhofer IPMS is uniquely positioned in Germany in the field of applied research on the modern 300 mm wafer industry standard in the front end of CMOS manufacturing. Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID complements this expertise with innovative packaging and system integration technologies. In the future, the center will be headed by Dr. Wenke Weinreich, division manager at CNT and deputy institute director of Fraunhofer IPMS, and Dr. Manuela Junghähnel, site manager at IZM-ASSID.07.06.2022 08:00:00Junnews_2022-06-15_3.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_3.jpghttps://www.izm.fraunhofer.de/en/news_events/tech_news/new-center-for-semiconductor-research-opened-in-dresden.htmlfraunhofer.de
Acquisition of Wafer Fabrication Facility and OperationsDiodes Incorporated announced it has completed the...9879Industry NewsAcquisition of Wafer Fabrication Facility and OperationsDiodes Incorporated announced it has completed the transaction to acquire onsemi's wafer fabrication facility and operations located in South Portland, Maine ("SPFAB"). As previously announced, Diodes will integrate the South Portland facility and fab operations, including the transfer of SPFAB employees to Diodes. As part of a multi-year wafer supply agreement, Diodes will continue to manufacture onsemi's products from SPFAB as onsemi completes the transferring of this production into its other wafer fabs. "We are pleased to successfully complete this transaction, which aligns with our strategic objective for significant revenue and gross profit dollar growth over the next several years," said Diodes' chairman, president and chief executive officer, Dr. Keh-Shew Lu. "First, I would like to welcome SPFAB employees to the Diodes' family. The team's exceptional engineering capabilities and skills will support our technical and operational performance expectations. SPFAB provides additional 200mm wafer fab capacity for analog products to accelerate our growth initiatives in the automotive and industrial end markets. This US-based facility, together with our existing facilities in Asia and Europe, further enhances our global manufacturing footprint and greatly increases Diodes' internal capacity and competitive advantage in this supply constrained environment, while also supporting our future long-term growth. With the transaction now closed, we aim to aggressively ramp new wafer fab processes and capabilities at SPFAB in alignment with Diodes' strategic growth plan." Diodes plans to utilize the facility to qualify and manufacture CMOS and BiCMOS processes to support multiple analog product lines including power management ICs, signal chain and standard products as well as several high performance discrete product lines.03.06.2022 07:00:00Junnews_2022-07-01_2.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_2.jpghttps://www.diodes.com/about/news/press-releases/diodes-incorporated-completes-acquisition-of-onsemis-south-portland-maine-wafer-fabrication-facility-and-operations/diodes.com
Passive Near Field ProbeLanger EMV-Technik GmbH presents a passive near-fi...9874Product ReleasePassive Near Field ProbeLanger EMV-Technik GmbH presents a passive near-field probe with a measuring range of up to 40 gigahertz. The HR-E 40-1 probe is designed for measurements of high-frequency, electrical near fields in the frequency range up to 40 gigahertz on conductors, ICs, metallic housings and RF structures. The HR-E 40-1 near-field probe is suitable for measurements on high-frequency structures during development, such as analyses of the harmonics of 5G assemblies, for example. It allows you to specifically record the electric near fields and derive a detailed field image of the structure to be measured. The probe tip is decoupled from the probe shaft by special damping systems. In addition, the probe contains a sheath current attenuation. The newly developed probe head ensures a defined distance of 0.5 mm even for hand-held measurements. The HR-E 40-1 allows a spatial resolution of 0.2 mm and transmits the measured signals to the measuring device. The transmission behavior of the near-field probe is almost constant in the frequency range from 8 to 40 gigahertz and thus enables reproducible measurement results, for example to verify and refine simulation models. For spatially reproducible measurements, the probe can be used in an automatic positioning system, for example in a Langer scanner. The probe is to be used with the SH 01 probe holder in the scanner. The HR-E 40-1 near-field probe can be calibrated using the Langer Stripline CPL 40-01 38. The passive near-field probe is supplied in a set consisting of the operating manual, the HR-E 40-1 probe and the USB stick with the probe characteristics.02.06.2022 16:30:00Junnews_2022-06-15_23.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_23.jpghttps://www.langer-emv.de/en/product/hr-passive-up-to-40-ghz/107/hr-e-40-1-set-near-field-probe-set-up-to-40-ghz/1318langer-emv.de
Die-to-Wafer Self-Assembly BreakthroughCEA-Leti and Intel have optimized a hybrid direct-...9858Industry NewsDie-to-Wafer Self-Assembly BreakthroughCEA-Leti and Intel have optimized a hybrid direct-bonding, self-assembly process that has the potential to increase the alignment accuracy as well as fabrication throughput by several thousand dies per hour. The approach uses capillary forces of a water droplet to align dies on a target wafer. The results were presented in a paper, "Collective Die-to-Wafer Self-Assembly for High Alignment Accuracy and High Throughput 3D Integration", at the 2022 Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC). While leading microelectronics companies see the D2W hybrid bonding process as being essential for the success of future memory, HPC and photonic devices, it is much more complex than wafer-to-wafer bonding, with lower alignment accuracy and lower die-assembly throughput. CEA-Leti has been developing a self-assembly method for several years, with the goal of substantially increasing throughput and placement accuracy. "Commercial scale throughput with D2W self-assembly presents two main challenges related to die handling," said Emilie Bourjot, CEA-Leti's 3D integration project manager. "If the self-assembly process is combined with a pick-and-place tool, the throughput can be increased by reducing the time of alignment, since the fine alignment is performed by the droplet. When self-assembly is combined with a collective die-handing solution, the throughput is increased by the fact that all dies are bonded together at the same time without any high precision placement at any time along the process flow." Process optimization is also an important part of this work for increasing process maturity and targeting industrial requirements.02.06.2022 12:00:00Junnews_2022-06-15_7.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_7.jpghttps://www.leti-cea.com/cea-tech/leti/english/Pages/What's-On/Press%20release/CEA-Leti-Intel-Report-Die-to-Wafer-Self-Assembly-Breakthrough-Targeting-High-Alignment-Accuracy-and-Throughput.aspxleti-cea.com
E-training: Design and Control of Power Factor Correction (PFC) ConvertersThe main objective of this course June 27 to 29 is...9862Event NewsE-training: Design and Control of Power Factor Correction (PFC) ConvertersThe main objective of this course June 27 to 29 is to study theoretical aspects and practical aspects of the design of power factor correction (PFC) converters. This type of AC/DC rectifiers have to comply with strict specifications regarding the current harmonics injected to the grid, and more recently with some other Grid-Codes requirements. The course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge about the design of the power stage (semiconductors, inductors, EMI filters and capacitors selection) and the control system (analog and digital). Regarding the control system, it will be covered from basic analog IC controllers (CCM and BCM) to sophisticated System on Chip (SoC-FPGA) implementation.01.06.2022 16:00:00Junnews_2022-06-15_11.png\images\news_2022-06-15_11.pnghttps://powersys-solutions.com/design-and-control-of-power-factor-correction-pfc-converters-june-2022/powersys-solutions.com
Discrete IGBT Devices Adopted by Inverter SupplierZhuhai ENPOWER Electric, a China based supplier of...9861Industry NewsDiscrete IGBT Devices Adopted by Inverter SupplierZhuhai ENPOWER Electric, a China based supplier of inverters for the automotive industry, is the first to integrate the latest 750 V automotive-grade IGBTs AIKQ120N75CP2 and AIKQ200N75CP2 from Infineon Technologies. The discrete IGBT EDT2 devices in TO-247PLUS package enable performance boosts and system cost savings in main inverter applications and DC link discharge switches of electric vehicles. Additionally, they offer greater design freedom for achieving system integration targets. "ENPOWER firmly follows the technology route of designing motor control units (MCUs) with discrete components, and continuously develops products that are both good and cost-advantageous, therefore to always maintain the competitive advantage of our MCUs in the market," said Liu Hongxin, ENPOWER's R&D director of MCU. "Infineon's discrete IGBTs are compatible with the last generation in terms of packaging. Together with the high current density, ultra-low saturation voltage drop and very good parallel performance, power density of our products has increased by more than 20 percent, further improving competitiveness of our products." "We are very happy about this close and successful collaboration with ENPOWER. This project further highlights our strong position in the inverter application," said Dr. Robert Hermann, Product Line Head for Automotive High Power Discretes and Chips at Infineon. "Leveraging our technology expertise and system understanding allows us to bring innovative solutions to the market perfectly matching customers' needs."01.06.2022 15:00:00Junnews_2022-06-15_10.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_10.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2022/INFATV202206-088.htmlinfineon.com
75 Years of InnovationAvnet Abacus congratulated Bourns on its 75th anni...9855Industry News75 Years of InnovationAvnet Abacus congratulated Bourns on its 75th anniversary in business. The company was set up in Altadena, California in 1947 – coincidentally the same year as the invention of the first working point-contact transistor by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley at Bell Labs, which arguably represents the birth of the modern electronics industry. In addition to the 75th anniversary of Bourns, this year also marks a milestone for the relationship between Bourns and Avnet Abacus, as the two companies are celebrating more than 21 years working together, since March 2001. "We are delighted to share our 75th anniversary with Avnet Abacus and all our strategic partners," said Ferdinand Leicher, Vice President Sales EMEA at Bourns. "Building upon this celebration, this year also represents another milestone for our relationship with Avnet Abacus, which has been a key and highly valued distribution partner for us across Europe over the past two decades. Long may our success together continue." "All of us here at Avnet Abacus are honoured to have been a long-term strategic partner for Bourns," said Hagen Goetze, Senior Director Marketing at Avnet Abacus. "We look forward to continuing our relationship over many more years. We also pay tribute to the major technology innovations that Bourns has achieved in the electronics industry over the past 75 years from the onset of modern electronics to the global and dynamic industry of today."01.06.2022 09:00:00Junnews_2022-06-15_4.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_4.jpghttps://www.avnet.com/shop/us/m/bourns/avnet.com
LIN Motor Pre-driver Assists High Power Mechatronic MiniaturizationMelexis has introduced the MLX81346, a single chip...9866Product ReleaseLIN Motor Pre-driver Assists High Power Mechatronic MiniaturizationMelexis has introduced the MLX81346, a single chip LIN pre-driver for high power up to 2000 W. The MLX81346 enables motor control miniaturization and efficient silent drive with field-oriented control (FOC). It addresses automotive mechatronic applications - including oil pumps, engine cooling fans, and BLDC positioning actuators. The device is also used in robotic systems and e-bikes/e-scooters. As well as being able to support operation up to 1000 W from a 12 V supply, the MLX81346 is also uniquely positioned to reach 2000 W from a 48 V supply. Its high-voltage capabilities come from the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology it relies on. The MLX81346 features a 16-bit embedded microcontroller unit (MCU), a 64 KB flash memory, plus a LIN software stack and LIN interface (for connecting to in-vehicle networking infrastructure). It has 12 GPIOs including 3x high-voltage I/Os, 2 UARTs, SPI and I2C. Rapid end-of-line programming via the LIN pin can be carried out by the customers with the support of Melexis' recommended third parties. The MLX81346 takes up minimal board space. It can be supplied in either a 32-pin QFN (5 mm x 5 mm) or a 48-pin TQFP48 (7 mm x 7 mm) packages. This compact pre-driver was developed as a SEooC (Safety Element out of Context) with ASIL B capability. An operational temperature range of -40°C to 150°C is supported. All essential circuit protection functions are also incorporated.01.06.2022 08:30:00Junnews_2022-06-15_15.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_15.jpghttps://www.melexis.com/en/news/2022/1jun2022-smart-lin-motor-pre-driver-assists-high-power-mechatronic-miniaturizationmelexis.com
Order to Deliver Powerful Converter StationHitachi Energy announced that it has won an order ...9856Industry NewsOrder to Deliver Powerful Converter StationHitachi Energy announced that it has won an order from Deutsche Bahn to provide a 120 megawatt (MW) converter station which enables DB Energie to secure power supply for the Greater Berlin rail network. The network serves a metropolitan population of around 3.5 million people and is the hub for multiple high-speed train services to cities throughout Germany and neighboring countries. The Thyrow converter station, south of Berlin, will enable Deutsche Bahn to convert electricity from the public three-phase power distribution grid, which operates at a frequency of 50 hertz (Hz) to 16.7 Hz, and feed it into the rail power grid used to power trains and rail infrastructure. The order follows one awarded last year by Deutsche Bahn to Hitachi Energy for the 160 MW Delitz converter station in the greater Halle/Leipzig area, which will be one of the most powerful converter stations for rail power worldwide. The Hitachi Energy solution for the Thyrow converter station comprises three compact 40 MW static frequency converter modules, which use Hitachi Energy's advanced power semiconductors to provide a steady and reliable power supply at maximum availability and with minimal electrical losses. The solution includes a 30-year service contract and a digitalization package to provide Deutsche Bahn with condition-based and reactive maintenance and data insights into the system status of the converter station over the life cycle.31.05.2022 10:00:00Maynews_2022-06-15_5.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_5.jpghttps://www.hitachienergy.com/news/press-releases/2022/05/hitachi-energy-wins-order-from-deutsche-bahn-to-deliver-one-of-the-most-powerful-converter-stations-in-the-worldhitachienergy.com
Acquisition Expands Served Addressable MarketAllegro MicroSystems announced the entry into an a...9852Industry NewsAcquisition Expands Served Addressable MarketAllegro MicroSystems announced the entry into an agreement to acquire Heyday Integrated Circuits. Heyday is a privately-held company specializing in compact, fully-integrated isolated gate drivers that enable energy conversion in high-voltage gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductor designs. The Heyday acquisition will complement Allegro's existing solutions for energy efficiency, including its current sensor solutions. Additionally, it is expected to significantly expand Allegro's addressable market for electric vehicles (xEV), solar inverters, datacenter and 5G power supplies, and broad-market industrial applications. Heyday's expertise in gate drive solutions provide system designers with innovative ways to fully leverage the potential of high-efficiency WBG switches. According to industry analysts and internal estimates, these advanced gate drive solutions give Allegro new access to an estimated $2.7 billion high-growth serviceable available market, increasing Allegro's content opportunity in green energy applications such as xEV on-board chargers and solar and traction inverters. "With high-powered GaN and SiC wide bandgap systems expected to grow significantly over the next decade, our customers are facing an exponential demand for simplified power management solutions," said Michael Doogue, Senior Vice President of Technology and Products at Allegro. "High-voltage isolated gate drivers are a fundamental enabling technology for the future of high-efficiency power system designs. Coupled with our market-leading integrated current sensors, Heyday's Power-ThruTM technology will allow our customers to build some of the smallest high-voltage and high efficiency power systems available today."31.05.2022 06:00:00Maynews_2022-06-15_1.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_1.jpghttps://www.allegromicro.com/en/about-allegro/news-room/2022/heyday-agreement-prallegromicro.com
Expanding Integrated Switcher Family to 220 WPower Integrations announced an expanded offering ...9876Product ReleaseExpanding Integrated Switcher Family to 220 WPower Integrations announced an expanded offering of the InnoSwitch4-CZ family of high-frequency, zero-voltage switching (ZVS) flyback controller ICs. When paired with Power Integrations' ClampZero active-clamp IC and, optionally, the recently announced HiperPFS-5 GaN-based power-factor corrector, the ICs easily address the latest USB PD 3.1 specification for adapters and chargers up to 220 W. "Road warriors demand light, compact, powerful adapters capable of rapidly charging all their mission-critical devices. The expanded power range of the new InnoSwitch4-CZ and ClampZero ICs allows charger/adapter designers to easily exceed 23 W per cubic inch for single- and multiple-output USB PD 3.1 certified designs," explained Edward Ong, senior product marketing manager at Power Integrations. "Even at 220 W of output power, the family's high efficiency minimizes waste heat; bulky heatsinks are not required on any of the active devices. The maximum switching frequency of up to 140 kHz minimizes transformer size, and the high level of integration approximately halves the number of passive components, MOSFETs and diodes that make safety-compliant PCB layout a challenge." InnoSwitch4-CZ ICs include a robust 750 V PowiGaN primary switch, active clamp drive and synchronous rectification in a compact InSOP-24D package. Secondary-side sensing – achieved using Power Integrations' FluxLink high-speed communications technology – provides exceptional CV/CC accuracy. Adds Ong: "The use of a non-complementary-mode active clamp enables designs that work in both continuous (CCM) and discontinuous (DCM) modes. By operating across modes, it is much easier to support the wide load/range conditions often encountered in USB PD applications."25.05.2022 18:30:00Maynews_2022-06-15_25.gif\images\news_2022-06-15_25.gifhttps://investors.power.com/news/news-details/2022/Power-Integrations-Expands-InnoSwitch4-CZ-Integrated-Switcher-Family-to-220-W/default.aspxpower.com
WIPP 2022 Addresses High-Density/High-Efficiency Power Converter PackagingThe International Workshop on Integrated Power Pac...9863Event NewsWIPP 2022 Addresses High-Density/High-Efficiency Power Converter PackagingThe International Workshop on Integrated Power Packaging announces IWIPP 2022, to be held in Grenoble, France, August 24-26, 2022, and hosted by G2E Labs. IWIPP, utilizing focused technical tutorials and a series of in-depth technical sessions, aims to foster and facilitate disruptive change in the development of power packaging technologies required to help increase reliability and manufacturability while targeting improved performance with reduced size and cost. IWIPP 2022 will feature keynote addresses from leading experts, a broad range of technical sessions, as well as a complement of partner exhibits, all of which are included in the registration fee. Under the leadership of General Chairman Dr. Francesco Iannuzzo of Aalborg University, 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 variety of timely topics, including power module design, magnetic and dielectric materials technology, component performance, and application-level impacts of packaging technology.25.05.2022 17:00:00Maynews_2022-06-15_12.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_12.jpghttps://web.cvent.com/event/a0cdbbe0-3df1-40ee-94df-074752c7c229/summarycvent.com
40 V, 1.1 mΩ FET Space-constrained ApplicationsEfficient Power Conversion expands the selection o...9865Product Release40 V, 1.1 m&#8486; FET Space-constrained ApplicationsEfficient Power Conversion expands the selection of low voltage, off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2066 (0.8 m&#8486; typical, 40 V) GaN FET. The low losses and small size of the EPC2066 makes it the ideal switch for the secondary side of high power density 40 V – 60 V to 12 V DC-DC converters for the latest servers and artificial intelligence. It is also ideal for the secondary side synchronous rectification to 12V in power supply and silver box data center servers, and for high density motor drive applications from 24V – 32V. The high frequency operation, high efficiency, and an ultra-small 13.9 mm2 footprint of the GaN FET combine for state-of-the-art power density. The EPC2066 is footprint compatible with EPC's prior Generation 4 product, the EPC2024. The Generation 5 improvement in Area x RDS(on) gives the EPC2066 a 27% reduction in on-resistance in the same area. "The EPC2066 is significantly smaller than any other FET in the market at this on resistance", commented Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO. "This part is the perfect compliment to the recently released EPC2071 for LLC DC-DC for high power density computing applications."25.05.2022 07:30:00Maynews_2022-06-15_14.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_14.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/3059/The-Smallest-40-V-11-m%e2%84%a6-FET-in-the-World-from-EPC-Enables-State-of-the-Art-Power-Density.aspxepc-co.com
Trio of Performance T&M InstrumentsTelonic extends its instrumentation range with thr...9864Product ReleaseTrio of Performance T&M InstrumentsTelonic extends its instrumentation range with three instruments from Siglent Technologies' A-Line family: the SNA500A vector network analyser (VNA), the SDS6000A oscilloscope and the SDG7000A arbitrary function generator. Siglent's first two- or four-port vector network analyser, the SNA5000A, meets the demand for high-performance measurement in radio and cellular networks and is ideal for the measurement of passive or active components, verification of two-port networks or adaptation of antennas. The SDS6000A oscilloscope features eye diagrams and jitter analysis and an acquisition memory up to 500 Mpts over one, two or four channels. The waveform capture rate can reach up to 750,000 waveforms / s in sequence mode. Other features are digital and zone triggers, history function, mask test, Bode plot and a I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN as standard. The SDS6000A can optionally be expanded by 16 digital channels and an external function generator (25 MHz). Additional serial bus decoders (CAN-FD, FlexRay, MIL1553, I2S, SENT, Manchester) are also available. The most recent addition to the A-Line series is the SDG7000A two-channel arbitrary function generator. Offered in 350 MHz, 500 MHz and 1 GHz bandwidths, it features two independent channels which can be combined via menu control to simulate interference on the main signal or to generate complex modulated signals. All of Siglent's new performance line of instruments include a web control interface that provides remote instrument control without additional software.25.05.2022 06:30:00Maynews_2022-06-15_13.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_13.jpghttps://telonic.co.uk/siglent-brings-its-a-game-with-a-trio-of-performance-tm-instruments/telonic.co.uk
Collaborate to Accelerate Power System DesignSynopsys and Analog Devices announced their collab...9860Industry NewsCollaborate to Accelerate Power System DesignSynopsys and Analog Devices announced their collaboration to provide model libraries for DC/DC ICs and µModule (micromodule) regulators with Synopsys' simulation tool, Saber, part of Synopsys' virtual prototyping solution. With this library in the Saber system-level simulation system, powertrain designers for products such as electric vehicles, avionic machines, instrumentation equipment and supercomputers can perform accurate multi-domain simulations with precision and speed, accelerating the design process and time-to-market. "With robust and reliable Saber modeling for our power ICs and µModule devices, system designers can confidently rely on our services, focusing their attention on the rest of their complex designs involving field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), processors, memory, sensors, and data converters," said Afshin Odabaee, business development director for µModule Power Products at Analog Devices. "Collaborating with Synopsys enables us to deliver a powerful simulation solution based on Saber's integrated environment for simulation and modeling, allowing our customers to accelerate their time-to-market." From developing an electric vehicle's powertrain or charging system, to designing reliable aerospace systems, accurate models and powerful simulation are key to meeting competitive design targets. The availability of Analog Devices' library of comprehensive component models in Saber enables design teams to perform simulations at various levels of abstraction, with multi-domain physical modeling and unmatched analysis capabilities to explore, measure, and optimize system performance.24.05.2022 14:00:00Maynews_2022-06-15_9.png\images\news_2022-06-15_9.pnghttps://www.synopsys.com/verification/virtual-prototyping/saber/saber-rd.htmlsynopsys.com
Electromagnetic Simulation Supports Designs Targeted at Communication and Automotive MarketsX-FAB Silicon Foundries announced a collaboration ...9853Industry NewsElectromagnetic Simulation Supports Designs Targeted at Communication and Automotive MarketsX-FAB Silicon Foundries announced a collaboration with the computational software vendor, Cadence Design Systems, in relation to electromagnetic (EM) simulation. As a result, the Cadence EMX Planar 3D Solver is now successfully integrated into the X-FAB RFIC workflow, thereby benefitting X-FAB's current and future RF platforms. The validation activities carried out via the EMX Solver on X-FAB RF reference designs for low-noise amplifiers, RF switches, filters and passives elements all delivered high-accuracy results within very short timeframes. By leveraging Cadence's EMX Solver, X-FAB design engineers can efficiently develop next-generation RF technology for the latest communication standards (including sub-6GHz 5G, mmWave, UWB, etc.), which are enabling technologies for electric vehicle (EV) wireless applications. Seamlessly incorporated within the Cadence Virtuoso RF solution, the intuitive EMX Solver quickly provides foundry models to a high degree of accuracy. These help to streamline product development processes and enable the most stringent design specifications to be met. Access to this ultra-fast EM simulator means that X-FAB customers will be able to get their design projects completed earlier, allowing them to gain significant time-to-market advantages. As part of its 130 nm RF SOI PDK, X-FAB now plans to supply reference designs that have been characterized using the EMX Solver. These will be distributed to customers in both the communication and automotive sectors. Furthermore, the PDK will include a wide array of inductor models which have all been pre-characterized by the EMX Solver.24.05.2022 07:00:00Maynews_2022-06-15_2.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_2.jpghttps://www.xfab.com/news/details/article/x-fab-adopts-cadence-emx-solvers-electromagnetic-simulation-technology-to-support-innovative-rf-designs-targeted-at-communication-and-automotive-marketsxfab.com
800 V Power InductorsCoilcraft RFC0807BV Series power inductors are a h...9871Product Release800 V Power InductorsCoilcraft RFC0807BV Series power inductors are a high-voltage version of our RFC0807B Series. Their operating voltage is rated at 800 V, which is significantly higher than comparable products in the market. They offer a cost-effective solution for high-voltage, universal off-line (non-isolated) AC/DC power supplies in a variety of industrial and automotive applications. These applications include grid infrastructure, smart meters or power monitors, residential circuit breakers, building automation, home appliances, and others. The RFC0807BV also features low DCR and high current capability, making it an ideal power inductor for high-current and high-voltage battery management systems. Their high voltage rating of 800 V make them ideal for high-voltage / high-current battery management systems, as well as universal off-line (non-isolated) AC/DC power supplies for industrial and automotive applications. They are also AEC-Q200 Grade 3 (-40° to +85°C) qualified.23.05.2022 13:30:00Maynews_2022-06-15_20.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_20.jpghttps://www.coilcraft.com/en-us/products/power/unshielded-inductors/radial-lead/rfc-rfb/rfc0807bv/coilcraft.com
IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting Announces 2022 Call for PapersUnder the theme, "The 75th anniversary of the Tran...9840Event NewsIEEE International Electron Devices Meeting Announces 2022 Call for PapersUnder the theme, "The 75th anniversary of the Transistor and the Next Transformative Devices to Address Global Challenges," the 68th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has issued a Call for Papers seeking original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development. The 2022 IEDM is being planned as an in-person conference December 3-7, 2022 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel, with on-demand access to recorded presentations after the event for those unable to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions. The paper submission deadline is Friday, July 14, 2022. Authors are asked to submit four-page camera-ready papers. Accepted papers will be published as-is in the proceedings. A few late-news papers also will be accepted, covering only the most recent and noteworthy developments. The late-news submission deadline is August 22, 2022. The IEEE IEDM is the premier forum for technological breakthroughs in semiconductor and related device technology, manufacturing, design, physics and modeling. Each year technologists gather to participate in a technical program of more than 220 presentations, panels, focus sessions, tutorials, Short Courses, supplier exhibits, IEEE/EDS award presentations and other events highlighting the industry's best work.20.05.2022 14:00:00Maynews_2022-06-01_9.jpg\images\news_2022-06-01_9.jpghttps://www.ieee-iedm.org/topics-of-interestieee-iedm.org
Dr. Werner Lohwasser Appointed CEOTDK Corporation announces that Dr. Werner Lohwasse...9836PeopleDr. Werner Lohwasser Appointed CEOTDK Corporation announces that Dr. Werner Lohwasser (55) will become the new Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TDK Electronics effective July 1, 2022. This was decided by the Supervisory Board of TDK Electronics. Lohwasser has been a member of the Management Board since 2018 and will retain his previous duties as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of TDK Electronics and as COO of the TDK Electronic Components Business Company in his new role. He succeeds Joachim Zichlarz, who has led the company as CEO for eight years. "We are very pleased to have won Dr. Werner Lohwasser, an outstanding expert in both the passive components industry and TDK Electronics, for the position of CEO," said Dr. Werner Faber, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TDK Electronics. "In recent years, Dr. Lohwasser has helped to shape the company's successful development within the TDK Group, and in the very challenging times ahead he will continue to contribute his decades of experience gained since 1996 at TDK Electronics and its predecessor companies, as well as at the U.S. based capacitor manufacturer Kemet."19.05.2022 10:00:00Maynews_2022-06-01_5.jpg\images\news_2022-06-01_5.jpghttps://www.tdk-electronics.tdk.com/en/373388/company/press-center/press-releases/press-releases/dr-werner-lohwasser-to-succeed-joachim-zichlarz-as-ceo-of-tdk-electronics/3093936tdk.com
Partnership for Gallium Nitride Automotive Power ModulesNexperia has announced a partnership covering gall...9835Industry NewsPartnership for Gallium Nitride Automotive Power ModulesNexperia has announced a partnership covering gallium nitride (GaN) automotive power modules with KYOCERA AVX Components (Salzburg). This partnership agreement is the next step in the long-lasting close relationship between both companies and will focus on power components with the aim of jointly developing GaN applications for electric vehicles (EV). Thomas Rinschede, Deputy Vice President Sensing and Control Division at KYOCERA AVX, states: "We are very pleased to finally turn our successful and long-lasting relationship into a real partnership to strengthen KYOCERA AVX's strategy to provide high-quality automotive compliant modules. Nexperia is a trusted and reliable partner who can deliver high-performance GaN and has shown a strong record in producing devices for the automotive market." Carlos Castro, Vice President and General Manager GaN Nexperia, comments: "GaN devices bring many benefits to EV applications including increased power density, improved efficiency and lower overall system cost. However, optimized packaging technology is required in order to more fully realize the benefits of GaN devices, especially in high power systems. Nexperia recognizes the advanced technology offering and leading position which KYOCERA AVX holds in the automotive industry and believes that this joint collaboration in the development of GaN automotive power modules will enable both companies to deliver superior EV power systems solutions to our customers."19.05.2022 09:00:00Maynews_2022-06-01_4.jpg\images\news_2022-06-01_4.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/Nexperia-and-KYOCERA-AVX-Components-Salzburg-agree-Partnership-for-Gallium-Nitride-Automotive-Power-Modules.htmlnexperia.com
Metal Ceramic Substrates for Power Electronic ModulesHeraeus Electronics announced the launch of its Co...9850Product ReleaseMetal Ceramic Substrates for Power Electronic ModulesHeraeus Electronics announced the launch of its Condura.ultra Ag free AMB Substrate. An Ag free AMB substrate that enables bonding silicon-nitride-based ceramics with copper foils, Condura.ultra was developed using a special technique enabling high-performance Si3N4 substrates by using Ag free active metal brazing (AMB) bonding technology. ?In an effort to better support its customers, Heraeus Electronics has introduced Condura.ultra which is designed to offer reliability and processing (e.g., sintering, bonding, soldering). The Si3N4 Ag free AMB substrate is available with standard and thick Cu layers and thermal conductivity of =60 W/m.K and =80 W/m.K. With a comprehensive portfolio of metal ceramic substrates, Heraeus Electronics addresses the diverse needs of the Power Electronics segment, ranging from low-power applications up to the most demanding industries. The Condura portfolio consists of Condura.classic (DCB-Al2O3), Condura.extra (DCB-ZTA), Condura.prime (AMB-Si3N4), and the all new Condura.ultra (Si3N4 Ag free AMB). Heraeus Electronics' metal ceramic substrates are recommended for power electronic modules (e.g., current drivetrain inverters) using MOSFETs or IGBT semiconductor devices and diodes for widespread applications in the fields of automotive, electric motor drives, UPS, power supplies, industrial automation and testing.18.05.2022 15:30:00Maynews_2022-06-01_19.jpg\images\news_2022-06-01_19.jpghttps://www.heraeus.com/en/het/home_electronics/home_electronics.htmlheraeus.com
Low-voltage Regulator for Energy-conscious ApplicationsSTMicroelectronics' LD56020 200mA low-dropout volt...9848Product ReleaseLow-voltage Regulator for Energy-conscious ApplicationsSTMicroelectronics' LD56020 200mA low-dropout voltage regulator operates with a supply from 1.1V to 5.5V and has low output noise for applications that demand excellent stability and long battery runtime. Ideal for mobiles, vision sensors, and wireless modules, the LD56020 has low dropout voltage of just 190mV (max. at full load) and maximum quiescent current of 25µA at light load. An external enable pin permits control logic to put the regulator into standby mode, which reduces current below 0.1µA. With supply-voltage rejection (SVRIN) of 90dB (1kHz, 20mA) and output noise of just 8.8µVRMS (10Hz to 100kHz), the LD56020 provides a clean power rail for low-voltage digital circuitry. The circuit is stabilized with only one small ceramic capacitor at each of the input and output terminals. In addition to minimizing the bill of materials, the low overall component count combines with the regulator's tiny chip-scale package (CSP) outline of 0.65mm x 0.65mm to ensure a compact circuit footprint with low impact on PCB size. The regulator integrates protection features including short-circuit current foldback and under-voltage lockout to prevent excessive dissipation in the event of a system fault. There is also over-temperature protection and an internal discharge path.17.05.2022 13:30:00Maynews_2022-06-01_17.jpg\images\news_2022-06-01_17.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4447.htmlst.com
Jointly Targeting Net-zero Emissions for Chip Manufacturingimec announced that its Sustainable Semiconductor ...9839Industry NewsJointly Targeting Net-zero Emissions for Chip Manufacturingimec announced that its Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems (SSTS) research program succeeded in bringing together stakeholders of the semiconductor value chain, from large system companies such as Apple and Microsoft, to suppliers, including ASM, ASML, KURITA, SCREEN and Tokyo Electron. The program was set up last year as part of imec's sustainability efforts to support the semiconductor industry reducing its carbon footprint. The addition of these new partners enables a holistic approach, which leverages imec's expertise and knowledge to cut the industry's environmental impact. The semiconductor industry is booming with a never-seen demand. As integral parts of our smart portable devices, IoT systems and compute infrastructure, chips are embedded in our everyday life. Semiconductor manufacturing, however, comes at a price. It requires large amounts of energy and water and creates hazardous waste. To tackle this problem, the entire supply chain needs to commit, and an ecosystem approach will be key. While system and fabless companies are already investing in decarbonizing their supply chain and products, committing to be carbon neutral by 2030 or 2040, they typically lack accurate insight into the contribution of chip manufacturing of future technologies as there is limited life cycle analysis data available.17.05.2022 13:00:00Maynews_2022-06-01_8.jpg\images\news_2022-06-01_8.jpghttps://www.imec-int.com/en/press/imec-unites-partners-semiconductor-value-chain-jointly-target-net-zero-emissions-chipimec-int.com
Dual-output DC/DC Converter for Electric VehiclesGreen Watt Power announces the EVD125 Series of du...9869Product ReleaseDual-output DC/DC Converter for Electric VehiclesGreen Watt Power announces the EVD125 Series of dual-output ruggedized DC/DC converters for Electric Vehicle applications. The fully encapsulated, EVD200 has a very wide input range from 36Vdc to 100Vdc with output voltages of 12Vdc and 5Vdc to power auxiliary EV functions such as lights, instruments, accessories, etc., or to act as a distribution voltage for subsystems. With a combined output current of 12A (peak) the EVD 125 is protected by Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection, and Over Temperature Protection. The IP65 rated product provides protection against water intrusion and offers a very cost-effective solution for low-power requirements with an optional enable function and are ROHS compliant. Efficiencies for the EVD125 run as high as 89.5% and the unit features a metal baseplate for excellent heat transfer to a metal mounting surface. The working ambient temperature range of the EVD125 is -20 to +400C. The case size is only 89.5x69x38.9mm with a weight of less than 200g.17.05.2022 11:30:00Maynews_2022-06-15_18.jpg\images\news_2022-06-15_18.jpghttps://greenwattpower.com/press-releases/125-watt-dual-output-dc-dc-converter-for-electric-vehicles/greenwattpower.com
Strategic Cooperation on Cooling SolutionsVOSS Automotive, provider of thermal and fluid man...9880Industry NewsStrategic Cooperation on Cooling SolutionsVOSS Automotive, provider of thermal and fluid management solutions in the automotive industry and IQ Evolution announce a strategic cooperation. "Our 3D printed liquid cooled heatsinks offer ultra-light weight, high efficient cooling without corrosion," says Dr. Thomas Ebert CEO and Founder at IQ Evolution, "additionally we can use advanced methods such as silver sintering to attach the cooler to the DBC and bare die which optimizes the heat dissipation and thermal resistance." "VOSS automotive develops and offers the required connectors and line systems which are already used in the automotive industry," explains Andreas Suhr, responsible Product Manager at VOSS Automotive. In combination VOSS and IQ Evolution can increase power densities while reducing system cost, weight and size of inverters while using a fail-proof connector solution. Those features are the key in applications like Automotive, Aviation, DC Fast Charging, Energy Storage and Solar.17.05.2022 08:00:00Maynews_2022-07-01_3.jpg\images\news_2022-07-01_3.jpghttps://www.iq-evolution.com/iq-evolution.com
Boosting Power Semiconductor Production CapacityRenesas Electronics announced that it will conduct...9834Industry NewsBoosting Power Semiconductor Production CapacityRenesas Electronics announced that it will conduct a 90-billion-yen worth investment in its Kofu Factory, located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. While the Factory was closed in October 2014, Renesas intends to reopen the fab in 2024 as a 300-mm wafer fab capable of manufacturing power semiconductors. The Kofu Factory of Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renesas, previously operated both 150mm and 200mm wafer fabrication lines. To boost its production capacity, Renesas decided to utilize a remaining building of the factory and revive it as a 300mm wafer fab dedicated to power semiconductors. "Sustainability is at our heart and with 'To Make Our Lives Easier' as our Purpose, we want to build a sustainable future where our semiconductor technology and solutions help make our lives easier," said Hidetoshi Shibata, President and CEO of Renesas. "This investment enables us to have our largest wafer fabrication line dedicated to power semiconductors, which are key to realizing decarbonization. We will continue to conduct necessary investments to enhance our in-house production capability while further strengthening ties with outsource partners. To address the mid to longer term demand growth, Renesas remains committed to ensuring security of supply in order to provide our customers with the best possible support."17.05.2022 08:00:00Maynews_2022-06-01_3.jpg\images\news_2022-06-01_3.jpghttps://www.renesas.com/eu/en/about/press-room/renesas-invest-and-restart-operation-kofu-factory-300mm-wafer-fab-dedicated-power-semiconductorsrenesas.com