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Webinar "IGBT Modules: Insights into Design, Production and Manufacturing"
  • Event News
  • 2020-11-26

Proton-Electrotex is preparing a webinar «IGBT Modules: Insights into Design, Production and Manufacturing. 2021 Upcoming Products». The event will be held in English on December 3 at 12:00 (Moscow Time). This webinar offers detailed information about R&D and manufacturing of IGBT modules in Proton-Electrotex and shares some details about upcoming products like the IGBT module MIHA, the Press-pack disc IGBT module or the full-SiC module MCDA. You will have an opportunity to ask your questions about the power semiconductors portfolio, manufacturing process, IGBT modules and upcoming products during the webinar.

PCIM Asia 2020 Concluded Successfully
  • Event News
  • 2020-11-20

PCIM Asia was successfully held from 16 – 18 November at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The show welcomed a total of 69 exhibitors who presented the latest trends, developments and product innovations for all applications of power electronics on an exhibition area of 7,000 square meters. This year's fair saw the participation of well-known domestic and international companies such as Mitsubishi Electric, Semikron, Fuji Electric, Infineon, Beijing Sunking, Bronze, CRRC, Hangzhou Firstack, Heraeus, Keysight, Shanghai Eagtop, Toshiba and Wuxi CRE New Energy. What's more, the Korean Pavilion debuted at the fair and featured a number of South Korea's premier semiconductor companies, including Busan Techno Park Foundation, JMJ, PowerCubeSemi, SemiPowerEx and SIGETRONICS. Each of these companies' presence at PCIM Asia underlined the fair's position as one of the most significant trade platforms for power electronics in China. Fair's exceptional quality draws acclaim from participants Exhibitors were highly satisfied with the excellent quality of attendees and the plentiful networking opportunities that were offered, noting that the fair was an ideal platform to grow their businesses. Many of them also used their visit to PCIM Asia to learn more about the current market conditions and forward-looking trends and technologies in power electronics through the exhibition and conference. On the other hand, the fair attracted 4,348 trade visitors, with many praising the fair for offering them opportunities to source from a wide range of quality suppliers and gather the latest market intelligence.

Campaign for "Low-Cost" DC-DC Converter
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tracopower.com
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-19

The TSR-E, TEA, TBA and TEC series are available from 1 to 3 watts covering 12 product families. They all focus on a simple and effective design approach which is unique to those Traco Power Products. By innovative engineering we have come up with an electrical design which minimises component and labour costs. Key focus of those designs was to maximise the amount of automatisation of the manufacturing process. With this innovative product design, we optimised the automation of the manufacturing process to the maximum. This enabled us to launch cost and quality optimised, low power dc- dc converters which are ideal for your high volume IoT projects. Florian Haas, Director of Global Marketing and Product Management states more precisely: "We have listened to the market and are pleased to launch the campaign of our new low-cost DC-DC converters. With the TSR 1E (non-isolated, regulated), TEA/TBA (isolated, unregulated) and TEC 2/3 (isolated, regulated) series models, we give designers a choice of high quality, cost-optimised DC-DC converters from 1-3 watts. Unlike our competitors, we focus in the campaign not only the price reduction, but also HOW we can achieve these low manufacturing costs and what benefits these products bring to the customer. "

RF Switch with 4 Channels and 25W Power Handling
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-18

Menlo Microsystems announced the production release of the MM5130, the first high performance RF switch manufactured with their proprietary Ideal SwitchTM technology. The MM5130 is designed to handle 25W with ultra-low losses, in a miniaturized wafer-level chip-scale-package (WL-CSP). Historically, this level of performance has been reserved for large RF mechanical relays, which have major drawbacks. With its Ideal SwitchTM technology, Menlo Micro has eliminated the compromises that engineers have had to make when selecting between RF mechanical relays and solid-state switches. The MM5130 offers the power handling and RF performance of an electromechanical relay (compared below), with the size, reliability, and speed of a solid-state switch. These improvements make the MM5130 switch a very attractive solution for a multitude of applications including low loss switched filter banks, tunable filters, step attenuators, and even beam steering antennas for a variety of radio architectures in both commercial and military communications networks. The high-channel density and low losses also make the MM5130 ideal for ultra-compact switch matrices for test and measurement applications. "We are very excited to announce that the MM5130, and more importantly our Ideal SwitchTM manufacturing line, is ready for production," said Menlo Micro co-founder and SVP Marketing, Chris Giovanniello. "With this milestone, companies will begin to realize our vision of massive reductions in the size, weight, and power across a wide variety of RF subsystems. With over 30 customer design-ins to date for the MM5130 in 5G, aerospace & defense, and test & measurement applications, the number of companies taking advantage of the unique performance benefits of the Ideal SwitchTM continues to grow."

IC Featuring Internal Self-Discharge Monitoring and Protection
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-18

The MAX17320 fuel-gauge and protection circuit from Maxim Integrated Products extends run-time on multi-cell battery-powered products while also monitoring against self-discharge hazards. The MAX17320 is a pack-side fuel gauge and protector IC for 2 to 4 series Lithium-ion (Li+) cells (2S-4S) and is part of a family of ICs equipped with Maxim Integrated's patented ModelGauge m5 EZ algorithm that delivers 40 percent more accurate state-of-charge (SOC) readings than competitive offerings, eliminating the need for battery characterization for most common Li+ cells. This fuel gauge also offers the industry's lowest quiescent current (IQ), which is 85 percent lower than the nearest competitor and features SHA-256 authentication to safeguard systems from counterfeit batteries. For hand-held devices with 2S-4S Li+ batteries in the computing, internet of things (IoT), power tool, consumer, healthcare and mobile device categories, ensuring customer safety is top of mind for designers. Damaged or defective batteries may develop an internal cell leakage which can progressively get worse and can result in dangerous outcomes, including fire or explosion. This can endanger consumers and tarnish brand value for manufacturers. Stringent factory screening may prevent leaky cells from getting shipped out of the factory. However, until now there were no solutions for detecting self-discharge that develops during normal usage of the battery. The MAX17320 warns the system and disables a leaky battery before a potentially hazardous outcome.

Submerge
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schurter.com/News
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-18

The choice of a suitable switch for underwater applications or those with extremely high humidity is quite manageable. Only a few technologies are suitable for this. An overview. Anyone who wants to light up their swimming pool or sprinkle it with music, anyone who wants to make their whirlpool bubble with a tingling sensation needs a switch to activate these functions. Switches are available on the market in an almost unmanageable variety of shapes, colours and technologies. Look at the most important technologies.

DC-DC Converters for USB-PD Applications
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powerdensity.com
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-18

Silanna Semiconductor announced the launch of wide voltage, high frequency point of load converters targeting USB-PD applications. Silanna Semiconductor focuses on ultimate Power Management challenges with best in class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. SZPL3102A/3103A family of two DC-DC converters (Buck Regulators) operate up to 2MHz. Delivering industry leading wide input and output range converters that support up to 27VDC input in a tiny 3mm X 3mm QFN. Tim Wilhelm, Director of Marketing, explained, "Higher switching frequency means a smaller, lower cost output filter that has delighted the clients we have sampled. The SZPL3102/3103 have ground-breaking efficiencies in the smallest size and weight designs. Our support tools give customers the flexibility and confidence to quickly increase the performance efficiency which ultimately increases the power density in their designs approaching 12% of the volume required by low frequency competitive solutions. The SZPL3102/3103 significantly reduce BOM cost, design cycles and time to market." The SZPL3102A and SZPL3103A have unique features that optimize their performance in USB port power supply applications. Extremely low operating power dissipation enables very low no-load power that is an important specification for regulatory certification. Furthermore, the SZPL3102A contains a momentary internal feedback path that allows for clean and well controlled start-up operation until external USB-PD controllers can bias themselves and take over control of the output voltage.  

Automotive-Compliant Synchronous Buck Converters
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diodes.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-17

Diodes Incorporated has announced two highly integrated synchronous buck converters that simplify circuit design in automotive power systems with its Power Good output and its innovative EMI mitigation for noise-sensitive applications. The AP63356Q and AP63357Q are 3.5A converters with an input voltage range of 3.8V to 32V. Leveraging peak current mode control as well as high-side and low-side power MOSFETs on-chip, the converters minimize external components to reduce bill of materials (BOM) costs and board size. Both devices have a Power Good indicator with an internal 5MO pull-up resistor useful for power sequencing. To further aid sequencing, their enable pin has accurate voltage thresholds, which allows adjustment of the input voltage device power-on and undervoltage lockout (UVLO). The high-voltage capability of the EN pin allows direct connection to VIN to simplify the auto-start of the device. When disabled, the converter draws only 0.6µA shutdown current typical. Their proprietary gate-driver scheme ensures clean switching transitions while preventing switch-node ringing to minimize high-frequency radiated noise. Frequency spread spectrum (FSS) contributes further to quiet performance by dispersing switching-noise energy. The AP63356Q operates continuously in PWM mode at the nominal 450kHz switching frequency for all loads. The AP63357Q changes to PFM mode at light loads, keeping efficiency as high as 86% at 5mA load and drawing quiescent current of just 22µA under no load.

Continental "Supplier of the Year 2019 Award"
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rohm.com/news
  • Industry News
  • 2020-11-17

The Continental Automotive Group honors ROHM Semiconductor with the "Supplier of the Year 2019 Award" in the category "Discrete Semiconductors" for particularly outstanding performance. Since 2008, Continental conducts an annual broad-based analysis to identify exceptional contributions in customer satisfaction and at all levels of quality, technology, commitment, costs and purchasing conditions. This is the fifth time within the last ten years that ROHM has received this prestigious award. This year, the award was presented in a virtual ceremony. "We are pleased to honor ROHM Semiconductor's commitment with the Supplier of the Year 2019 Award," says Elena Rasmussen, Vice President Purchasing Electronics Discretes at Continental Automotive Group. "With its focus on quality and excellent logistical support, the company is a reliable supplier to meet the challenges in a rapidly changing market. ROHM Semiconductor is both the preferred partner for SiC technology in high voltage inverters and the company of choice in terms of power supplies. We look forward to continuing our close and trustful cooperation with ROHM in the future," adds Rasmussen. "We are very proud to receive this award," states Toshimitsu Suzuki, President of ROHM Semiconductor Europe. "This award is a great acknowledgement of our efforts to always support our customers in achieving their business goals by providing high-quality, a stable supply of robust and advanced products as well as good services," concludes Suzuki.

Collaborating to Develop Battery Disconnect Switch
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visic-tech.com
  • Industry News
  • 2020-11-16

VisIC Technologies is pleased to announce its collaboration with AB Mikroelektronik to develop a D³GaN based high voltage solid-state battery disconnect switch with Fast Short Circuit Detection (FSCD) for future e-mobility to fulfill the functional safety requirements. "We are happy to collaborate with AB Mikroelektronik, which is a major player in high power automotive applications with a strong experience in solid-state battery disconnect switches. This is a big advantage in developing the next step for a 400V battery switch" said Mr. Ran Soffer, VisIC VP Sales & Marketing. "our effort to constantly serve our customers is raising the bar for high voltage, high current solutions for the EV market. Our focus for the EV industry using the D3GaN technology is enabling the future electric-drive technology to be aligned with the market needs to reduce the electric drive cost and improve its efficiency with a reliable high voltage automotive-grade technology". The collaboration with AB Mikroelektronik in the field of high voltage battery disconnect switches will benefit from the D³GaN capability of fast switching in safety-critical applications. In the event of a short circuit in the high voltage bordnet, it is mandatory to detect and disconnect the battery as fast as possible. This requires a very fast power switch and manage the short current until the short circuit is detected and disconnected.

30W Medical and Industrial DC-DC Converters
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-16

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the PXD-M30 series of medical and industrial certified 30W board mount DC-DC converters. With 5,000Vac reinforced isolation between the input and output, these wide input range board mount converters are ideal for use in medical, battery powered and industrial equipment. The PXD-M30 series, like other 3 to 20W models in the PX-M range, can operate from an input of 9 to 36Vdc or 18 to 75Vdc, and the range of output voltages covers 5, 12, 15, 24, ±5, ±12 and ±15Vdc. Operation from 12V and 24V, or 24V and 48V nominal inputs reduces inventory carrying costs and improves part availability through distribution. Packaged in industry standard 2x1" size, the PXD-M30 measures 50.8 x 25.4 x 10.2mm. The operating ambient temperature is -40°C to +105°C, with de-rating above 40°C for convection cooled environments, or above 73°C with forced air cooling. Over-current, over-voltage and over-temperature protection is standard on all models. Positive or negative logic remote on-off is optional. Off-load input current consumption is just 10mA or less, allowing battery powered products to remain functional longer in standby mode. The PXD-M30 series has an input to output isolation of 5,000Vac (2 x MOPPs) and less than 2.5µA touch current. Safety certification includes IEC/EN 60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 and IEC/EN/UL/CSA 62368-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage and RoHS Directives. The EMI standards EN55011-A, EN55032-A can be met without the need for external components.

One of the Most Sustainable Companies Worldwide
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infineon.com/press
  • Industry News
  • 2020-11-16

Infineon Technologies has again been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index. This was announced by the investment specialist RobecoSAM. Thus, Infineon was ranked among the top of the world's most sustainable companies for the 11th time in a row.  "We are pleased and proud of being acknowledged as one of the top sustainable companies in the world. At the same time, it is also an encouragement to continuously develop our processes and improve our sustainability," said Dr. Sven Schneider, Chief Financial Officer at Infineon. "At the beginning of the year, Infineon has committed itself to becoming CO 2-neutral by 2030, thus taking the next strategic step towards more climate protection. Forward-looking management, acting in an environmentally-friendly manner and social commitment are indispensable prerequisites for the resilience of Infineon and our long-term success". Infineon has been actively contributing to better resource management, energy efficiency and effective climate protection for years. With the help of Infineon's products and solutions, 35 times more CO 2-emissions can be saved over their lifetime than had been created during production. Setting a carbon-neutrality goal for its own activities is a consequent and important next step in the company's climate protection efforts. Infineon puts a clear focus on further enhancing energy efficiency and continuously reducing CO 2-emissions in its plants. The company aims to continuously reduce its footprint while growing production at the same time. Already by 2025, emissions are to be reduced by 70 percent compared with the base year 2019.

Expanded Supercapacitor Initiative
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cde.com
  • Industry News
  • 2020-11-13

Cornell Dubilier Electronics announces the expansion of its supercapacitor operations and personnel to meet the explosive growth in applications for this rapidly evolving technology. The company's supercapacitor strategy will be under the direction of their recently hired Business Unit Manager, Brendan Andrews, who previously led sales and marketing efforts for several of the major well-known brands in supercapacitors. The company plans to introduce new products in the coming year, including cutting-edge LiC hybrid types, which offer higher operating voltages and greater energy densities. With their massive storage capabilities, supercapacitors bridge the gap between conventional capacitors and batteries providing instantaneous bursts of power that are problematic for conventional capacitors or batteries. These components are typically used individually or in series-parallel banks for power hold-up during brief interruptions to line power. In some applications, they supplement batteries or are used in place of batteries for applications as diverse as solar and wind energy harvesting, mechanical actuators, AGV (Automated Guided Vehicles), EV transportation power, smart utility meters, IIoT, pulse battery pack alternatives, memory backup, battery/capacitor hybrids, UPS systems, emergency lighting, LED power and solar lighting. CDE is moving beyond stocked components by expanding capabilities in standard and custom packages to meet higher voltage and current application requirements. Some solutions use series-parallel banks of capacitor cells with active or passive balancing circuits. Included CDE's expansion plans are additional personnel and equipment for the advanced testing of these devices.

Acquisition to Expand US Power Portfolio
  • Industry News
  • 2020-11-12

TT Electronics announces it has officially completed the acquisition of Torotel, a US-based designer and manufacturer of power and electromagnetic assemblies and components for the aerospace and defense markets. The acquisition increases TT's capability in the design and development of power management devices and marks the latest addition to the company's extensive global magnetics portfolio. The acquisition of the Torotel business broadens TT's power electronics capabilities and further expands the company's presence in the US aerospace and defense market building on the recently acquired Covina, California-based business unit from Excelitas Technologies earlier in the year. Torotel extends TT's list of blue-chip US aerospace and defense customers and provides access to growth programs with sole-sourced positions on major platforms. TT continues to be committed to investment that supports the acceleration of its growth prospects and increases the breadth and differentiation of its engineering capability. Richard Tyson, CEO, TT Electronics said: "We are delighted to complete the acquisition of Torotel. It represents a fantastic fit within our existing US power electronics business, strengthens our position in critical defense applications and further develops our global electromagnetics design and manufacturing capability. We're delighted to be able to welcome the Torotel team into the TT group."

AC Drives for Smart Technology Hub
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danfoss.com/news
  • Industry News
  • 2020-11-12

Finland-based Danfoss Drives and other Danfoss business segments will supply the technology company Wärtsilä's research, product development and production center Smart Technology Hub with a significant number of AC drives and other products. Wärtsilä's Smart Technology Hub will be completed in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa next year. In all, 192 pieces of Danfoss AC drives with a total power of 32 megawatts will be delivered from the Danfoss Vaasa factory to Wärtsilä's testing area for products and solutions. In addition, the delivery includes VACON AC drives for various building automation applications, as well as other building automation products from Danfoss' other business segments. As Wärtsilä's technology partner, Danfoss is co-designing and delivering systems for the new testing area. "This is a unique opportunity for Danfoss and in particular for us at Danfoss Drives in Vaasa to intensify our cooperation with Wärtsilä. We will be in an increasingly close dialogue with Wärtsilä's research and product development in the future, and in this way, we will be able to help one another with different business opportunities. In addition, Danfoss' customers will also be able to visit currently one of the most modern testing labs in the Smart Technology Hub," says Markus Forma, Global Key Account Manager for Wärtsilä at Danfoss Drives.

APEC 2021 Submission Reopened
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apec-conf.org/news
  • Event News
  • 2020-11-11

In light of the new APEC 2021 dates, submissions for Professional Education Seminars, Industry Sessions, and Technical Sessions have all been extended! The Professional Education Seminars at APEC 2021 provide in-depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. Seminars topics can range from broad to narrow in scope. They can vary from introductory to advanced in technical level, and may complement the technical papers, special presentations, and comprehensive exposition. New Submissions Timeline: - November 23, 2020: Updated deadline for proposal submission - January 11, 2021: Notification that a proposal was accepted or declined - March 26, 2021: Final presentation and author registrations are due

Building Dedicated to Customer Service
  • Industry News
  • 2020-11-11

Mouser Electronics is very pleased to announce the opening of the Customer Service Center building at its corporate headquarters, devoted entirely to customer service and support. "Mouser has been fortunate to see strong growth over the last several years, and we need more space for more people to provide our signature customer service," said Coby Kleinjan, Vice President of Americas Customer Service and Sales. "The idea is to allow room for additional staffing while boosting efficiency and collaboration. This additional capacity will strengthen our efforts to provide best-in-class customer service across the board." The new two-story, 50,000-square-foot building, located on Mouser's 78-acre campus of its worldwide headquarters in Texas, is designed to be energy efficient and can also expand to 100,000 square feet to meet demand. The building features state-of-the-art amenities, inside and outside eating areas and a large parking expansion. Including the new Customer Service Center building, Mouser offers 27 customer support locations located across three continents to provide customer support in local language, time zone and currency. The authorized global distributor provides customers with service and technical support via phone, email, and chat or through its industry-leading website, mouser.com. The company calls the approach "glocal" - giving localized service across the globe.

FET for 48 V Synchronous Rectification
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epc-co.com/News
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-10

Efficient Power Conversion advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2059 (6.8 m?, 170 V) eGaN FET. This device is the latest in a family of 100 V – 200 V solutions suitable for a wide-range of power levels and price points. They are designed to meet the increasing demands of 48 V – 56 V server and data center products as well as an array of consumer power supply applications for high end computing, including gaming PCs, LCD/LED TVs, and LED lighting. The EPC2059 is ideal for DC-DC secondary-side synchronous rectification in AC/DC adaptors, fast chargers, and power supplies with power ranges between 100 W and 6 kW. The performance advantage of gallium nitride devices helps designers achieve the demanding efficiency requirements for 80 Plus Titanium power supplies, while providing smaller, faster, cooler, and lighter systems with lower system costs then currently available solutions. According to Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO, "There are very significant performance advantages gained from using GaN in the secondary-side synchronous rectification socket of AC/DC adaptors. In a 400 V to 48 V conversion, switching at 1 MHz, GaN has shown to have one-sixth the losses and run 10 degrees cooler than a silicon MOSFET with equivalent on resistance. This enables designers to meet the latest stringent energy efficiency standards for high-end computing, where growth is exploding for multiple applications, such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and high-end gaming systems."

Gallium Nitride Transistors for a Wide Range of Power Levels
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epc-co.com/News
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-10

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2059 (6.8 m?, 170 V) eGaN FET. This device is the latest in a family of 100 V – 200 V solutions suitable for a wide-range of power levels and price points. They are designed to meet the increasing demands of 48 V – 56 V server and data center products as well as an array of consumer power supply applications for high end computing, including gaming PCs, LCD/LED TVs, and LED lighting. The EPC2059 is ideal for DC-DC secondary-side synchronous rectification in AC/DC adaptors, fast chargers, and power supplies with power ranges between 100 W and 6 kW. The performance advantage of gallium nitride devices helps designers achieve the demanding efficiency requirements for 80 Plus Titanium power supplies, while providing smaller, faster, cooler, and lighter systems with lower system costs then currently available solutions. According to Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO, "There are very significant performance advantages gained from using GaN in the secondary-side synchronous rectification socket of AC/DC adaptors. In a 400 V to 48 V conversion, switching at 1 MHz, GaN has shown to have one-sixth the losses and run 10 degrees cooler than a silicon MOSFET with equivalent on resistance. This enables designers to meet the latest stringent energy efficiency standards for high-end computing, where growth is exploding for multiple applications, such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and high-end gaming systems."

DC Meter Solution for Electric Vehicle Chargers
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-10

LEM launches its DC meter solution, a DC Billing Meter (DCBM) fully compliant with the German "Eichrecht" regulation. The DCBM is a smart and compact billing solution that will help electric vehicle charging stations take advantage of the benefits of DC charging. Offering a power measurement range from 25kW to 600kW, the DCBM is a legal and certified meter that provides accurate billing of DC chargers. The German "Eichrecht" regulations state that consumers should only be charged for the DC power supplied. Standards are being established not only at the European level but also at the international level and more particularly in the USA in the state of California. The DCBM has been developed to meet market demands for inter-operability and data security, easy and fast retrofitting of charging stations already deployed, and the ability to provide high power at up to 600A/1000V. Designed to meet future connectivity needs, the DCBM offers Ethernet communications, supporting the HTTPS/REST protocol to allow quick integration and deployment within charging stations. The DCBM also integrates the Signed billing data sets according to the S.A.F.E OCMF protocol, allowing billing data to be transmitted with an extremely high level of security and providing total interoperability for cloud service operators.

Fast Switching 600V Super Junction MOSFETs
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aosmd.com/news
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-10

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of a Fast Switching 600V aMOS5 Super Junction MOSFETs in SMD-type TOLL Package. aMOS5 is AOS's latest generation of high voltage MOSFET, designed to meet the high efficiency and high-density needs for Quick Charger, Adapter, PC Power, Server, Industrial Power, Telecom, and Hyperscale Datacenter applications. The aMOS5 TOLL product's footprint is only 115mm², which is 23% smaller than that of D2PAK. Its package thickness is 2.3mm, an almost 50% height reduction versus D2PAK. The reduced package inductance and parasitics of the TOLL package enable power designs to reach the next level of switching efficiency, EMI performance, and ease-of-use. The first Fast Switching aMOS5 TOLL product will be available as AOTL125A60, a 600V device of 125mOhm. Upcoming aMOS5 TOLL products will provide a much wider range of Rds(on), covering applications from 200W to 3kW. Furthermore, aMOS5 TOLL provides a current capability of up to 100A in a 125mohm device, supporting today's most demanding Server PFC and PV Inverter applications, which require both high current rating and small form factor. The Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) Capability and Enhanced Solder Contact Area of aMOS5 TOLL also help improve the system and board-level reliability of power supplies that need to serve long life cycles. Additionally, aMOS5 High Voltage TOLL package features Kelvin Source connection, which significantly improves switching performance by reducing switch-on loss through separate power and drive sources.

GaN FET with Integrated Driver, Protection and Power Management
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  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-09

Texas Instruments expanded its high-voltage power management portfolio with the next generation of 650-V and 600-V gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistors (FETs) for automotive and industrial applications. With a fast-switching, 2.2-MHz integrated gate driver, the families of GaN FETs help engineers deliver twice the power density, achieve 99% efficiency and reduce the size of power magnetics by 59% compared to existing solutions. TI developed these FETs using its proprietary GaN materials and processing capabilities on a GaN-on-silicon (Si) substrate, providing a cost and supply-chain advantage over comparable substrate materials such as silicon carbide (SiC). Using TI's automotive GaN FETs can help reduce the size of electric vehicle (EV) onboard chargers and DC/DC converters by as much as 50% compared to existing Si or SiC solutions – enabling engineers to achieve extended battery range, increased system reliability and lower design cost. In industrial designs, the new devices enable high efficiency and power density in AC/DC power-delivery applications where low losses and reduced board space are important – such as hyperscale and enterprise computing platforms as well as 5G telecom rectifiers. "Wide-bandgap semiconductor technologies like GaN inherently bring firmly established capabilities to power electronics, especially for high-voltage systems," said Asif Anwar, director of the Powertrain, Body, Chassis & Safety Service at Strategy Analytics. "Texas Instruments leverages over a decade of investment and development to deliver a uniquely holistic approach – combining internal GaN-on-Si device production and packaging with optimized Si driver technology to successfully implement GaN in new applications."

Expanding Supply Base for Silicon Carbide
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infineon.com/press
  • Industry News
  • 2020-11-09

Infineon Technologies and GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) have signed a supply agreement for silicon carbide (SiC) boules. The contract has an initial term of five years. With this supply contract, the German semiconductor manufacturer adds a further element to secure its growing base material demand in this area. SiC is the basis for power semiconductors that are particularly efficient, robust, and cost-effective at the system level. Under the brand name CoolSiC Infineon now already markets the industry's largest product portfolio for industrial applications and is rapidly expanding its offerings towards consumer and automotive products. "We are seeing a steadily increasing demand for SiC-based switches, especially for industrial applications," says Peter Wawer, President of Infineon's Industrial Power Control Division. "However, it has become clear that the automotive sector is quickly following suit. With the supply agreement we have now concluded, we ensure that we will be able to meet the rapidly growing demand of our customers with a diversified supplier base. GTAT's high-quality boules will provide an additional source for competitive SiC wafers fulfilling the best-in-class material standards now and in the future. This supports our ambitious SiC growth plans, making good use of our existing in-house technologies and core competencies in thin-wafer manufacturing."

German Branch Becomes CharIN-Member
  • Industry News
  • 2020-11-09

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. German Branch is pleased to announce its acceptance as a member of the Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN). From the perspective of a manufacturer covering the supply of Power Semiconductors for a broad range of applications, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. is glad to be able to contribute to the existing broad base of experts from different industries in CharIN to support the definitions of the requirements of combined charging systems and the future developments. Mitsubishi Electric is a leading manufacturer of Power Semiconductors as key parts of the control systems of electric power, in e-mobility as well as in renewable energies, energy storage, power transmission and distribution, railway technology and others. Mitsubishi Electric pioneered the mass production of power modules for hybrid vehicles in 1997 and is today a supplier of power semiconductors to the various categories of xEV. In industrial applications related to e-mobility, Mitsubishi Electric supplies power devices to manufactures of charging stations to ensure efficient High Power DC charging. The environmental statement of the Mitsubishi Electric Group "Eco Changes" expresses the ambition to work together with our partners on technology leading to CO2 reduction to globally change the environment for the better.

High Power and High Current CW Diode Driver Platform
  • Product Release
  • 2020-11-08

Schulz-Electronic (SE), and the Swiss laser electronics specialist Meerstetter Engineering just announced to start sales and joint development of versatile and very cost-efficient premium laser diode driver solutions in early 2021. The highly flexible, high power solution will be based on Meerstetter's powerful LDD-1137 GaN-FET diode driver platform. The experts for individual, professional power supply solutions from Schulz-Electronic offer many years of experience in the field of laser power supplies. With LDD-1137 they are expanding their DC/DC driver portfolio in the high-power and high-current range - as well as in the segment of fast, pulsed CW applications and analogue modulations into up to Kilohertz rate. The laser diode driver LDD-1137 is footprinted on small 171 x 118 mms. It is designed to serve as a universal platform for a vast number of new driver models. The basic parameters of the pulsable CW multi-phase driver range up to max. 70 amps output current and max. 70 volts output voltage. Thanks to the latest GaN-FET technology, rise times in pulsed operation of < 500 nanoseconds at output powers of up to several kilowatts can be realised. Up to three LDD-1137s can already be connected in parallel to increase the output current.

Automotive Primary DC/DC Converters
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  • 2020-11-06

ROHM has developed a lineup of twelve automotive primary DC/DC converters. The BD9P series are optimized for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) sensors, cameras, and radars, along with car infotainment and instrument clusters. The need for fast response to provide stable operation and higher power conversion efficiency are crucial, which have been difficult to meet with conventional power supply ICs. The product adopts an original advanced power supply technology, Nano Pulse ControlTM* which enables high speed operation at 2.2MHz that will not interfere with the AM radio band (1.84MHz max.) while achieving high step-down ratio. The BD9P series ensures stable operation during battery input voltage fluctuation, reducing output overshoot to less than 1/10th of that of conventional products. This eliminates the need for additional output capacitors typically required as countermeasure against overshoot. Additionally, adopting a new control method makes it possible to achieve both high efficiency and fast response (which typically represent a tradeoff). Not only does this provide a 92% power conversion efficiency at heavy loads (at 1A output current), but 85% efficiency at light loads (1mA) as well, ensuring leading-class efficiency across the entire load range. As a result, low power consumption is enabled both when driving and when the engine is stopped (standby current can be reduced). Furthermore, combining the product with the BD9S series of secondary DC/DC converters connected to the subsequent stage leads engineers to faster design of more efficient automotive power supply circuits.

Automotive Primary DC/DC Converters
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  • 2020-11-06

ROHM has developed a lineup of twelve automotive primary DC/DC converters. The BD9P series are optimized for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) sensors, cameras, and radars, along with car infotainment and instrument clusters. The need for fast response to provide stable operation and higher power conversion efficiency are crucial, which have been difficult to meet with conventional power supply ICs. The product adopting original advanced power supply technology, Nano Pulse ControlTM*, enables high speed operation at 2.2MHz that will not interfere with the AM radio band (1.84MHz max.) while achieving high step-down ratio. It is an optimum technology for automotive applications. The BD9P series ensures stable operation during battery input voltage fluctuation, reducing output overshoot to less than 1/10th of that of conventional products. This eliminates the need for additional output capacitors typically required as countermeasure against overshoot. Additionally, adopting a new control method makes it possible to achieve both high efficiency and fast response (which typically represent a tradeoff). Not only does this provide a 92% power conversion efficiency at heavy loads (at 1A output current), but 85% efficiency at light loads (1mA) as well, ensuring leading-class efficiency across the entire load range. As a result, low power consumption is enabled both when driving and when the engine is stopped (standby current can be reduced). Furthermore, combining the new product with the BD9S series of secondary DC/DC converters connected to the subsequent stage leads engineers to faster design of more efficient automotive power supply circuits.

50W Qi Wireless-Charging IC
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  • 2020-11-05

STMicroelectronics has introduced a Qi wireless charging IC, STWLC88. Delivering as much as 50W of power, the device enables consumers to charge smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other personal electronic devices without cables as safely and nearly as quickly and efficiently as they could by plugging them in. With its fully integrated ultra-low impedance, high-voltage synchronous rectifier, and low drop-out linear regulator, the STWLC88 achieves high efficiency and low power dissipation, critical for applications that are highly sensitive to unnecessary heat buildup. The power-charger chip features dedicated hardware and advanced algorithms that were developed to address challenges in ASK and FSK communication during high power delivery. Moreover, the STWLC88 comes with highly accurate Foreign Object Detection (FOD) and an integrated accurate current-sensing system to ensure high power delivery is performed safely and in a controlled manner. The STWLC88 can also operate in high-efficiency transmitter mode to allow high-power charge-sharing mode. This is coupled with the STWLC88's industry-first Q factor detection in a receiver device to ensure safe operation and protection to end-users. An I2C interface allows firmware and platform developers to customize parameters in the device and the configuration can be programmed into the embedded FTP, which allows for more than 1000 times of re-programming. Additional firmware patching improves the IC's application flexibility.

Driving e-Mobility Forward with Renewable Energy 
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  • 2020-11-05

Power2Drive Europe and the German Federal Association for eMobility (BEM) are working together more intensely than ever before and intend to continue their cooperative efforts over the long term. Together, they are seeking to restructure the transportation sector in Germany using renewable energies and switch over to sustainable mobility. The partners are well on their way, as proven by the current numbers of registered electric vehicles. E-mobility is booming in Germany. According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), a record 21,188 electric vehicles were registered in September 2020 alone. The market share of e-cars – battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) – is expected to rise to 10.7 percent by the end of the year, with an anticipated 300,000 new registrations (108,600 in 2019) according to a forecast by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). The Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020 published by BloombergNEF predicts that by 2030 nearly a third of all vehicles with an electric drive sold worldwide could be on the roads in Europe – a market second only to China. The associated market potential in Europe – for intelligent charging solutions and mobility services as well – is enormous and is bolstered by political programs that promote sustainability and future-oriented technologies. For instance, in combination with other factors such as reduced tax rates, the German government's innovation bonus manifestly contributed to increasing the price competitiveness of electric cars and broadening acceptance of e-mobility in general.

GSA Appoints Hidetoshi Shibata to Board of Directors
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  • 2020-11-05

As the semiconductor industry navigates an unprecedented year with projections of steady growth, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) expands its board of directors with the appointment of Hidetoshi Shibata, President and CEO of Renesas Electronics Corporation. "As the voice of the global semiconductor industry, GSA offers leaders a neutral platform to collaborate and advance technology for a positive societal and economic impact. Our board's vision, dedication and passion has led to the GSA being a strong, influential association representing companies across the world," said Jodi Shelton, CEO of GSA. "We are pleased to welcome Hidetoshi as our newest board member and look forward to his contributions as we further progress our industry." "Semiconductors are essential technology enablers that power most of the intelligent devices we use today," said Hidetoshi Shibata, President and CEO at Renesas. "I am proud to join the GSA Board of Directors and add our expertise to the development of innovative solutions in the global collaboration effort, with industry leaders of GSA, which is critical for success in today's fast-paced and competitive markets." The GSA welcomes Renesas, a global leader in the semiconductor industry focused on the IoT, industrial, infrastructure and automotive markets, onto its board of directors with the collective goal of increasing the profitability and sustainability of the global semiconductor ecosystem and improving the worldwide economy.

Cylindrical Hybrid Supercapacitors
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  • 2020-11-05

More power and high reliability: The HS/ HSL Hybrid Supercapacitors impress with a power density that is up to three times higher than that of lithium-ion batteries. In a 3.8 V hybrid cell, they have an energy density up to eight times higher than conventional EDLCs (Electric Double Layer Capacitor). Hybrid supercapacitors are energy storage devices that combine the advantages of electric double layer capacitors and lithium-ion technology to achieve higher energy densities and longer life. In the hybrid supercapacitors, a lithium-doped carbon electrode replaces one of the carbon-based electrodes. With more than 250,000 charging cycles at 20°C ambient temperature and a maintenance-free service life of up to 20 years, the hybrids score points over conventional batteries. At operating temperatures of down to -25°C (HSL) and up to +85°C (HS), the hybrid supercapacitors work without any problems. While HSL supercapacitors are optimized for lower temperatures down to -25 °C, HS supercapacitors have an extended range up to +85 °C and are optimized for higher temperatures. Thanks to their low self-discharge, they act as stand-alone energy storage devices or are used in addition to battery systems to optimize system costs, service life and runtimes. This makes them particularly suitable for emergency power supplies in server rooms or in medical environments, IoT energy storage, smart metering, tracking of commercial vehicles / containers, but also for impulse and hybrid power supply systems.

Stefan Werkstetter Appointed as Director of Sales for EMEA
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  • 2020-11-05

To support the continued adoption of gallium nitride (GaN) FETs and Integrated Circuits in the European market, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Werkstetter as Director, Sales EMEA. Based near Munich, Germany, Stefan brings many years' experience working in the power electronics market, particularly the automotive and industrial automation sectors. In his new role he will focus on developing new and existing accounts with major OEM and key account customers based in Europe. Stefan holds a degree in electrical engineering and joins EPC from Skeleton Technologies where he was Head of Strategy and prior to that spent many years working at Maxwell Technologies. His experience includes strategy, product management, business development, sales and applications engineering. "Working with EPC and GaN is really exciting and I am looking forward to developing both new and existing business in EMEA. There is great potential to assist customers in choosing to adopt GaN and I'll be focussed on increasing these application and sales opportunities," commented Stefan on joining EPC.

Testing Methodology to Power Stamp DC-DC Direct Power Conversion
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  • 2020-11-04

The Power Stamp Alliance (PSA), which is creating collaborative solutions for 48V-to-low-voltage on-board DC-DC power converters, announced that LoadSlammer, designers and manufacturers of transient load testing devices, has joined the Alliance to bring the option for a consistent, standardized testing methodology to users of power stamps. This is the first time that a multi-vendor alliance around dc-dc power conversion has agreed a testing methodology and tools. Design engineers will be able to use a common, consistent, and repeatable load to significantly reduce validation and integration time, speeding their end-product to market and reducing risk in the design process. LoadSlammer estimates up to 30 per cent saving in development time depending on the user's specific configuration. Power Stamp Alliance Founding Members, Advanced Energy, Bel Power Solutions, Flex, and STMicroelectronics  have created and shared a specification for a standard product footprint and functions to create a multi-vendor ecosystem. This assures practical levels of alternate source capability to server and storage system manufacturers, while encouraging a competitive supply chain through differentiation in topology, circuitry, and performance from multiple, independent manufacturers. Power Stamp Alliance 48V direct conversion DC-DC modules – or 'power stamps' – primarily target advanced IT and supercomputing equipment and large data processing installations.

Modular Capacitor Concept for DC Link Applications
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  • 2020-11-04

TDK has implemented a modular and versatile power capacitor concept for DC link applications. This, combined with the latest-generation of IGBT modules, allows compact converters for applications in traction, renewable energies and industrial to be brought swiftly to market readiness. Increasingly, tougher requirements are being placed on converters and the required DC link capacitors. They include a high energy density under compact dimensions, control over fast switching operations, a large current capability, high admissible operating temperatures, mechanical compatibility with IGBT modules and a long service life. To fulfill all these demands and thanks to its long-standing expertise in power capacitors with ModCap, TDK has developed a new modular, standardized and scaleable concept for DC link capacitors. In contrast to most conventional DC link capacitors, a cubic design with plastic housings is involved. It is available in two versions with dimensions of 243 x 169.5 x 90 mm or 258 x 215 x 115 mm. ModCap is constructed from parallel interconnected flat windings filled with Polyurethane resin. Thanks to this design, the capacitors can be fitted very near to the IGBT modules, thus producing very short lead lengths. This, combined with a very low 14 nH self-inductance of the capacitors, stops any substantial voltage overshoot at the IGBT modules when the current is shut off. As a result, generally, no snubber capacitors are needed. This in turn, reduces the space requirement and costs of new converter designs.

Tim Brown Joins as Sales & Marketing Manager
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  • 2020-11-04

Amantys Power Electronics Ltd. is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Brown to the Senior Management Team as Sales & Marketing Manager. A graduate of the Universities of Manchester and Staffordshire, Tim has a wealth of technical knowledge and experience in the Power, Power Quality and Power Electronics industries, along with sales and business development expertise. Tim will be focusing on Amantys' range of world class gate drive units, supporting leading Power Conversion specialists with the Junction Temperature Estimation technology and Condition Monitoring capabilities of Amantys' products, and offering NRE/consultancy services. Dr Keith Ferguson, General Manager of Amantys commented, "We are extremely fortunate to welcome Tim to our team. With his proven success in sales management and business development, he will be a significant asset to Amantys and our customers".

Partnership for the Service of PCB and Engineered Solder Materials
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  • 2020-11-03

The partnership with RENEX expands Indium Corporation's existing market reach in Poland as it continues to deliver world-class products and technical service; including solder paste, preforms, ribbon, flux, wire, kits, spheres, and thermal interface materials (TIMs).  "We are excited to work with RENEX to enhance our delivery of world-class products and technical service to manufacturers in Poland," said Brian Craig, Managing Director of Indium Corporation's European Operations. RENEX has been serving Poland's electronic industry with machines and materials as well as tech expertise, being an IPC and ESA training center, for the past 30 years. Its network of 150 dedicated employees, along with its Technology Center, provides deep process and quality training sessions.

eBook Showcases High-Performance Power Conversion Components
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  • 2020-11-03

Mouser Electronics announces an eBook in collaboration with Bourns, exploring best practices for working with power conversion components. In "Achieving Enhanced Performance and Reliability", Bourns and Mouser offer a series of technical articles designed to help readers choose the right components for specific power applications, including multiple related to high-voltage energy storage. The growing importance and prevalence of technologies such as electric vehicles, renewable energy sources, and advanced communications networks require reliable components to support developments in energy storage and power conversion. "Achieving Enhanced Performance and Reliability", the eBook from Mouser and Bourns, presents deep dives into topics including rechargeable batteries, battery management systems (BMS) in high-voltage energy storage, and reducing winding loss in a ferrite inductor. The eBook includes convenient links and ordering information for Bourns power conversion products designed to meet the needs of these emerging technologies. The SRP-C high-current, shielded power inductors meet the high density current requirements of modern consumer electronics applications, offering low buzz noise for DC/DC converters and power supplies. Bourns' SRP0xxx shielded power inductors feature a metal alloy powder core and flat wire, delivering exceptional temperature stability, low core loss, and low DC resistance.

Virtual Technology Conference MTEC 2020
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  • 2020-10-31

Magnetics' first virtual technology conference, MTEC 2020, will be held December 2, 2020. This one-day event includes sixteen technical presentations plus access to chat with Magnetics' soft magnetic materials experts around the clock. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Magnetics' current products and see what is in store for 2021. ?Presentations are aptly timed based on geographic location, with Magnetics' Asia sales team beginning at 10 AM CST (UTC +8), Europe sales team at 9 AM GMT (UTC), and NAFTA sales team at 9 AM EST (UTC-5). With live Q&A to follow each presentation, Magnetics hopes to answer all your commercial and technical questions regarding their powder, ferrite, and tape wound cores. The full agenda is available on their website at: https://www.mag-inc.com/Company/Trade-Shows/MTEC-2020. Whether you have a specific design question to discuss or simply want to see what's new, Magnetics' sales and engineering teams look forward to "meeting" you. Registration is free of charge. If you are unable to attend the conference on the 2nd, most presentations will be available until December 11; however, registration is still required.

High Capacity Switching for Automotive Technology
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  • 2020-10-29

When it comes to switching solutions, contemporary automotive application design resorts more and more to PCB mounted products. The primacy of miniaturization and efficiency without compromises in terms of reliability and performance render THT or PiP mounted relays a perfect solution for multiple high current loads. The high capacity TT series – supporting 60A @14VDC with a double make 2 Form A (1 Form U) contact configuration – is tailored to smart junction boxes that come to use in applications throughout the vehicle. "Those state-of-the-art junction boxes", as Michael Immle from Panasonic Industry Europe summarizes, "are a downright leap in terms of switching structure: The overall ratio of relays em-ployed is currently increasing significantly – as well as the overall share of PCB-mounted relays." Coming in miniaturized housings 17.8 x 13 x 16 mm, TT relay series is expected to save between 15% to 29% board space in comparison to similar products. With available heat-resistant (110°C) or pin in paste soldering compatible types, the TT series of Panasonic Industry is now a first-choice product for high capacity switching in many car applications – such as defoggers, head lamps, seat heaters, fog lamps, fan motors and many others.

Silicon Carbide Schottky Barrier Diode for Automotive Applications
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  • 2020-10-28

As vehicle electrification continues rapid growth worldwide, innovative power technologies such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) are required for high-voltage automotive systems ranging from motors to on-board charging and DC/DC converters. Microchip Technology announced its newly-qualified 700 and 1200V SiC Schottky Barrier Diode (SBD) power devices, providing Electric Vehicle (EV) system designers with solutions that meet stringent automotive quality standards across a wide range of voltage, current and package options. For EV power designers who need to increase system efficiency while maintaining high quality, Microchip's AEC-Q101-qualified devices maximize system reliability and ruggedness and enable stable and lasting application life. The devices' superior avalanche performance allows designers to reduce the need for external protection circuits, reducing system cost and complexity. "As a long-time supplier to the automotive industry, Microchip's continued expansion of automotive-capable power solutions is leading the transformation of power systems in vehicle electrification," said Leon Gross, vice president of Microchip's discrete product business unit. "Our focus is to provide automotive solutions that help our clients easily transition to SiC while minimizing the risk of quality, supply and support challenges." Microchip has been a supplier to the automotive industry for more than 25 years. The company's SiC technology, as well as its multiple IATF 16949:2016-certified fabrication facilities, provide high-quality devices through flexible manufacturing alternatives, helping minimize risk in the supply chain. 

750V DC/DC Converter for Light-Rail and Industrial Applications
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  • 2020-10-27

Powerbox has announced the release of its high efficiency 750VDC input DC/DC converter for light-rail and industrial applications. The switching stage of the PRBX ENR500D is based on an enhanced resonant topology providing a high efficiency of 95% typical across the low to high load range. Designed for railway applications, the ENR500D fulfills the stringent standard EN 50124-1 and delivers full performance across the temperature range of -40 to +70 degrees C. The ENR500D shortens time-to-market when a custom solution is required. Dependent upon their location and the technology available at the time of installation, a wide variety of electrically powered traction systems are used in rapid transit systems around the world. Most metros operate from dc power either at 750VDC with a third rail, or 1.5kV with a third rail or from an overhead catenary. 750VDC is very common in light rail, powering both the rolling-stock equipment as well trackside signaling systems. The same voltage is also used in industrial equipment and in applications such as mining. Taking into account the large range of applications and environmental conditions, PRBX designers have to consider where a power converter will be installed and as such, the environmental conditions it has to withstand. As specified in the European Standard EN 50124-1, Macro-environmental conditions (PD1 to PD4B), power converters can be part of a hermetically sealed equipment varying from no ventilation up to forced ventilation using clean filtered air from outdoors, and requiring a flexible, robust design able to meet such a large range of environmental conditions.

Expanded Schottky Diode Portfolio
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  • 2020-10-26

UnitedSiC has announced four Junction Barrier Schottky (JBS) diodes to complement its FET and JFET transistor products. The UJ3D 1200V and 1700V devices are part of the company's 3rd generation of SiC Merged-PiN-Schottky (MPS) diodes. Possessing a VF x Qc figure of merit (FoM) that is at least 12-15% better than what diodes from other manufacturers can achieve, these SiC SB diodes are highly optimized for power system designs requiring elevated efficiency levels and ultra-fast switching speeds. Having a >8.8mm clearance between the anode and the cathode means they are better at coping with high pollution environments where voltage transients are likely to be present. In high current situations, the novel PN junction arrangement featured enables the injection of additional charge carriers. Thanks to this, the diodes can withstand much higher surge currents than competing devices (up to 12x the rated current). There is a 1700V 25A-rated option, plus three 1200V devices in 10A, 20A and 50A-rated options. Fully compliant with the AEC-Q101 automotive standard, all SiC diodes come in a compact TO247-2L package format and in die form. Applications that will benefit most from these new SiC diodes include fast-charge electric vehicle (EV) charging access points, industrial motor drives and solar energy inverters. As Anup Bhalla, VP Engineering at UnitedSiC, explains: "Through the unique characteristics of the UJ3D1725K2, we can provide our customers with reliable, space-saving, cost-effective SiC diodes that have substantially better performance levels and assured quality, supported by high volume manufacturing."

Strategic Partnership to Develop Intelligent Power Modules
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  • 2020-10-26

STMicroelectronics and Sanken Electric have collaborated to unleash the performance and practical advantages of intelligent power modules (IPM) in high-voltage, high-power equipment designs. The two companies are developing and will jointly market 650V/50A and 1200V/10A industrial modules, which simplify design challenges and shrink the bill of materials for HVAC systems, industrial servo drives, industrial washing machines, and general-purpose inverters over 3 kW. The ST/Sanken IPM product roadmap will continue with 650V/50A automotive-grade modules for high-voltage compressors, pumps, and cooling fans. "With ST and Sanken contributing their strengths, we can bring these new high-voltage, high-power IPMs to industrial and automotive markets, ensuring superior performance, efficiency, and reliability," said Masao Hoshino, Director and Head of Device Business Corporate Headquarters of Sanken. Marco Monti, President, Automotive and Discrete Group, STMicroelectronics, said, "These new devices extend our established STPOWER SLLIMM portfolio with a High-Power (HP) product line to address applications over 3 kW and introduce our first automotive-grade IPMs that permit sleeker designs and greater reliability." IPMs let designers replace traditional power circuits built using discrete components with a compact, integrated device that simplifies circuit layout and PCB design. This helps accelerate time to market and improve cost-effectiveness and reliability. Leveraging easier manufacturing, faster assembly, and bill-of-materials savings, designers of high-voltage equipment can create new generations of power products that are space-saving, economical, energy-efficient, and robust.

IC Sales Surpass One Billion Units
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  • 2020-10-26

Power Integrations announced that shipments of the groundbreaking InnoSwitch family of ICs have surpassed one billion units. Launched in 2014, the InnoSwitch family was the first to incorporate Power Integrations' innovative FluxLink communication technology, which provides highly accurate secondary-side control without the need for an optocoupler, resulting in exceptional energy efficiency, reliability and robustness. InnoSwitch ICs, including the InnoSwitch3 family which launched in 2017, support a diverse range of power-supply applications including USB PD chargers, consumer electronics, PCs, displays, servers, appliances, industrial devices and automotive. Commenting on the billion-unit milestone, Power Integrations' president and CEO Balu Balakrishnan said: "The InnoSwitch family set a new standard in power-conversion technology and hailed a paradigm shift in power-supply design. The expensive, complicated method of combining a primary-side controller and associated MOSFETs with a synchronous rectification controller has given way to a more highly integrated architecture that is simple, elegant, more reliable and more efficient. We are delighted by the market's response to InnoSwitch ICs and proud to have shipped more than one billion units."

BATTERYCAPS Available with up to 70,000 Farad
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With the ESD-SCAPs, the Korean manufacturer SAMWHA sets the bar high in the field of capacitor energy storage. For the first time, the hybrid capacitors known as BATTERYCAPs are available with a capacity of 70,000 farads. "With the ESD-SCAP, SAMWHA presents a hybrid capacitor with the form factor of the EDLC or ULTRACAPs commonly used up to now, at the same voltage level of 2.8V. Its energy density is thus incomparably higher", says Rainer Hake, Managing Director of CAPCOMP GmbH, where the new energy storage devices are now available on the European market for the first time. The high energy and power density of the ESD-SCAP combined with the long service life open up completely new areas of application. The high capacity of the BATTERYCAPs allows applications where the classic ULTRACAP or Lithium batteries are not practical. One possible area of application, for example, is self-sufficient lighting systems that are charged during the day using solar cells and then act as a light source at night. The LED illuminants used today allow high luminous intensity at low power consumption and are therefore ideally suited for operation with the ESD-SCAP.

Call for Proposals for Innovation and Young Engineer Award
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  • 2020-10-23

The SEMIKRON Innovation Award and the SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award is given for outstanding innovations in projects, prototypes, services or novel concepts in the field of power electronics in Europe, combined with notable societal benefits in form of supporting environmental protection and sustainability by improving energy efficiency and conservation of resources. Both prizes have been initiated and are donated by the SEMIKRON Foundation which is awarding the prizes in cooperation with the European ECPE Network. With the award the SEMIKRON Foundation wants to motivate people of all ages and organisations of any legal status to deal with innovations in power electronics, a key technology of the 21th century, in order to improve environmental protection and sustainability by energy efficiency and conservation of resources. The SEMIKRON Innovation and Young Engineer Prizes 2021 will be awarded in the frame of the ECPE Annual Event in March 2021 in Erding/Muinch. A single person or a team of researchers can be awarded. The Innovation Award includes prize money of EUR 10,000.00, the Young Engineer Award for researchers who have not yet completed their 30th year of age includes prize money of EUR 3,000.00. The deadline for submission ends on 18.01.2021! Please send your proposal resp. your application with the reference ´SEMIKRON Innovation Award´ by email to Thomas Harder, General Manager of ECPE e.V., thomas.harder@ecpe.org. The receipt of your proposal will be confirmed by email immediately. Your proposal comprising 3-5 pages in total should be structured according to the headline given below and submitted in English language.

High Volume Manufacture of Composite Components
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  • 2020-10-22

TRB Lightweight Structures (TRB) has created a production process to deliver continuous-fibre thermoset composite parts at high volume. By combining innovations in materials science with robotic manufacturing, TRB is making advanced composites competitive for automotive and aviation markets. This automated manufacturing process is already being used to supply a global Tier 1 powertrain manufacturer with critical battery components destined for electric buses. TRB's unique manufacturing process combines proprietary snap-cure resins and in-house produced prepreg materials with state-of-the-art robotic production to generate high-spec, ready-to-ship thermoset parts in just minutes. These custom materials are fed into a fully integrated process, automating cutting, lay up, pressing and curing to allow parts to be manufactured faster and more cost effectively, while meeting exacting quality standards. This rapid method of manufacturing is ideally suited to the high volume production of components for EVs – as well as a wide range of other applications – and can be adapted to include additional material layers offering thermal, electrical conductivity and electromagnetic radiation protection. TRB manufactures its prepreg materials in house, putting the company in a unique position to provide modified resins and materials to meet precise application requirements. TRB has already created a high-volume production facility in the US, and is establishing the same capabilities at its UK base. Richard Holland, Managing Director of TRB, said: "While high volume composites have many applications, we have chosen to focus on the fast-expanding EV market – both on the road and in the sky – given our mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation."

Buck Converters with Integrated Ferrite-Bead Compensation
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  • 2020-10-21

Texas Instruments introduced a family of low-noise DC/DC switching regulators with integrated ferrite-bead compensation. The TPS62912 and TPS62913 offer low noise of 20 µVRMS for frequencies ranging from 100 Hz to 100 kHz and ultra-low output-voltage ripple of 10 µVRMS, giving engineers the ability to remove one or more low-dropout regulators (LDOs) from their designs, reduce power losses by up to 76% and save 36% of board space. Noise in the power supply is a key design challenge in many high-precision test and measurement, medical, aerospace and defense, and wireless infrastructure applications. A traditional low-noise power-supply architecture includes a DC/DC converter; a low-noise LDO such as the TPS7A52, TPS7A53 or TPS7A54; and an off-chip filter, such as a ferrite bead. By integrating ferrite-bead compensation, the TPS62912 and TPS62913 use the ferrite bead already present in most systems as an effective filter against high-frequency noise, reducing the power supply output voltage ripple by approximately 30 dB and simplifying the power supply design. High-precision systems require supply rails with low noise and low ripple to preserve signal accuracy and integrity. The TPS62912 and TPS62913 offer both, along with a power-supply rejection ratio of 65 dB at up to 100 kHz.

Application Specific FET Category
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  • 2020-10-21

Nexperia has responded to industry's demands to maximize performance by defining a MOSFET product group. Application Specific FETs (ASFETs) feature MOSFETs with optimized parameters for specific applications. By focusing on individual applications, significant improvements can be offered. Nexperia is offering ASFET families for battery isolation, motor control, hot-swap and Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications. Defining the improvements that these tailored ASFETs can offer is application specific, examples include, 3x – 5x improvement in Safe Operating Area (SOA) for hot-swap applications, and maximum current ratings in excess of 300 A for motor applications. Commented Chris Boyce, Senior Director for the Power MOSFETs Group at Nexperia: "As designers push the boundaries of performance, it is crucial to understand how the MOSFET will be used in the application. There are 100+ parameters on a regular MOSFET datasheet but usually only a few are critical in each project.  However, as the applications change, so do the critical parameters. At Nexperia, we determine the performance of every element of our products; the core silicon technology, the chip design, the package and the manufacturing & test procedures. By keeping individual application requirements front & centre of our thinking, we can choose to optimise the parameters that matter most in a particular use-case, often at the expense of others of less relevance"

Packaging Research for Power Electronics
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  • 2020-10-21

Palomar Technologies and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB in Erlangen, Germany, announced their joint research initiative in the area of high-quality, void-free power module packaging for electric vehicles. "We are delighted to be working with Fraunhofer IISB within this new initiative," said Bruce Hueners, CEO and President for Palomar Technologies and SST Vacuum Reflow Systems. "Palomar Technologies works with research institutes around the world to contribute to the development and advancement of techniques and technologies key to microelectronics packaging for the semiconductor industry. The work with these institutes results in new processes, new products, or new applications for industry." Fraunhofer IISB conducts applied research and development in the field of electronic systems for application in, e.g., electric mobility, aerospace, Industry 4.0, power grids, or energy technology. In this connection, the institute uniquely covers the entire value chain – from basic materials to whole power electronic systems. "The packaging technologies are essential for cost effective and reliable power electronics. They offer the potential for improvements in every single domain. This cooperation will allow us to create significant progress in the field of solder materials and processing," explained Andreas Schletz, head of the department for devices, packaging, and reliability at Fraunhofer IISB.

Automotive-Qualified GaN-Transistors
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-20

GaN Systems announced the release and availability of the first product in a family of 650V, 60A transistors for the automotive market. The GS-065-060-5-T-A is designed to meet automotive reliability standards including AEC-Q101 qualification and GaN Systems' AutoQual+ testing and qualification. AutoQual+ is an enhanced AEC-Q test sequence based on the company's collaboration with automotive partners to prove its transistors lifetimes exceed market requirements. The GaN transistor provides low RDS(on) (25 mO) and features a 60A IDS rating and GaN Systems' high-performance GaNPX packaging, which enables ultra-low inductance and best thermal resistance in a compact form factor. Leveraging these transistors, wide ranging automotive applications from onboard battery chargers, DC-DC converters, EV traction inverters, electronic power steering, and motor drives can benefit from high reliability and reductions in volume, weight, and cost. GaN Systems' methodology for the qualification of its transistors is based upon a collaboration with select customers in the global automotive industry. This joint effort resulted in an enhanced test methodology, AutoQual+, using AEC-Q101 tests as a baseline and then adding additional tests that address GaN-specific wear-out mechanisms. The additional testing of AutoQual+ ensures GaN Systems' power semiconductors are reliable and robust in the rigors of the automobile environment. As a result, GaN Systems products meet the lifetime requirements the automotive industry requires with demonstrated FIT rates much less than 1, setting new benchmarks in the GaN industry.

3 Watt Dc-Dc Converters Ideal for Portable Electronics
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  • 2020-10-20

CUI Inc announced the addition of four ultra-thin converter series to its isolated dc-dc converter line. The PYBJ3 series of isolated dc-dc converters are suitable for use in convection-cooled equipment and applications, including microcontrollers, datacom, telecom, remote sensor systems, and portable electronics.

ECPE Events
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  • Event News
  • 2020-10-20

• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Power Circuits for Clean Switching and Low Losses'
18 - 19 November 2020, Digital Event via Webex
• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Testing Automotive Power Modules according to the ECPE Guideline AQG 324'
20 - 21 Januar 2021, Digital Event via Webex
• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Drivers and Control Circuitry for IGBTs and MOSFETs' (Programme coming soon)
23 – 24 February 2021, Digital Event via Webex
• ECPE Workshop 'ECPE SiC & GaN User Forum – Potential of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors in Power Electronic Applications'
2 – 3 March 2021, Erding/Munich, Germany
• ECPE Tutorial 'EMC in Power Electronics'
11 - 12 March 2021, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Volkswagen Adopts Battery Management Solutions
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  • 2020-10-20

In a keynote speech opening the NXP Connects developer conference, NXP CEO Kurt Sievers announced a collaboration with Volkswagen centered on the electronics for electric vehicles (EVs). Volkswagen has adopted NXP's battery management system (BMS) into its innovative MEB platform to help increase vehicle range, extend battery longevity, and enhance safety. NXP's BMS provides the flexibility and scalability needed to meet the diverse range needs of today's electromobility customers, whether they seek a compact car, the groundbreaking ID.3, a plug-in hybrid, or a luxury electric vehicle like the ID.4, Audi e-Tron or Porsche Taycan. "As part of the first wave of Volkswagen's battery electric vehicle initiative, we'll deliver up to 75 full-electric vehicle models to market by 20291," said Dr. Holger Manz, Head of Development for Vehicle Energy Supply and High Voltage Systems, Volkswagen AG. "Incorporating a functionally safe battery management system that can scale across many car models makes it easier to achieve the full power potential of a battery, optimized range, and the extension of the battery's lifetime."

Bidirectional Power Supply with Integrated SiC-MOSFETs
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  • 2020-10-20

Testing is a critical part of bringing any electric drivetrain into production. Traditional test setups require a dedicated DC source and electronic load in parallel to deal with bidirectional energy flow. The power supply PSB 10000 of EA Elektro-Automatik offers a bidirectional solution for this application. It simplifies the test setup and reduces test time. Additionally, it offers great potential for savings in both acquisition and maintenance costs. Thanks to the discrete 1200 V CoolSiC MOSFETs from Infineon Technologies the system operates with efficiencies of over 96 percent. Used as an electronic load, the energy is fed back into the power grid, and only a small amount of energy is dissipated in the form of heat. The power density is industry-leading with 30 kW in a single 4U 19" housing. The device series PSB 10000 features an output stage with an extended scope of operation. Typical programmable DC sources offer full output power only at maximum voltage and current. The devices from EA Elektro-Automatik, on the other hand, offer full power from as little as one-third of the output voltage or output current. Charging or discharging a vehicle battery can serve as a good example. Even if the battery voltage rises or falls, the current automatically adjusts and thus provides full power. The flexibility of the devices can save a lot of equipment when testing different electronic components.

Module for Programmable DC Power Supplies
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-20

Magna-Power Electronics introduced the DBx Module for its MagnaDC programmable DC power supplies, bringing ultra-high performance to nearly all models and product series, from 1.5 kW to 3,000 kW. The DBx Module, combined with MagnaDC power supplies, delivers ultra-high stability, low ripple, high precision, and high accuracy, with voltage, current, and power control modes. Systems utilizing the DBx Module can span voltage ranges from 0-10 Vdc to 0-1,000 Vdc and current levels up to 6,000 Adc. When the DBx Module is combined with MagnaDC programmable power supplies, the combined system achieves up to 10x reduction in ripple, 24-bit readback resolution, and less than 5 ppm stability in either voltage- or current-mode control. The DBx Module provides a broad range of magnet power supply solutions for high-energy physics and medical applications, including driving dipole, quadrupole, and steering magnets for particle accelerators, providing high accuracy and low ripple for high-power ATE calibration applications, or other high-power applications requiring extremely low-noise power supplies where use of a linear power supply is not practical or desired. The DBx Module is a 1U (1.75" high) rack-mount series connected add-on for MagnaDC programmable power supplies, using multiple stages to filter ripple, common-mode noise, and differential mode noise. Temperature-stabilized controls and a fluxgate direct-current current transformer (DCCT) provide industry-leading stability less than 5 ppm in voltage or current-mode control, temperature coefficients as low as 0.05 ppm/°C, and resolution up to 24-bit. Multiple configurations of the DBx Module are available, which differ in what stages are present and whether the DCCT is internal or external.

APEC 2021 Announces New Dates
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  • 2020-10-20

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

SiC-MOSFETs for Power Conversion Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-20

GeneSiC Semiconductor announces the availability of 6.5kV SiC MOSFET bare chips – G2R300MT65-CAL and G2R325MS65-CAL. Full SiC modules utilizing this technology are soon to be released. Applications are expected to include traction, pulsed power, smart grid infrastructure and other medium-voltage power converters. GeneSiC's innovation features a SiC double-implanted metal oxide semiconductor (DMOSFET) device structure with a junction barrier schottky (JBS) rectifier integrated into the SiC DMOSFET unit cell. This leading-edge power device can be used in a variety of power conversion circuits in the next generation of power conversion systems. Other significant advantages include more efficient bi-directional performance, temperature independent switching, low switching and conduction losses, reduced cooling requirements, superior long-term reliability, ease of paralleling devices and cost benefits. GeneSiC's technology offers superior performance and also has the potential to reduce the net SiC material footprint in power converters. "GeneSiC's 6.5kV SiC MOSFETs are designed and fabricated on 6-inch wafers to realize low on-state resistance, highest quality, and superior price-performance index. This MOSFET technology featuring an on-chip integrated JBS diode promises exemplar performance, superior ruggedness and long-term reliability for medium-voltage power conversion applications" said Dr. Siddarth Sundaresan, VP of Technology at GeneSiC Semiconductor.

Silicon Carbide MOSFET Offers Reduced Losses
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-19

Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched a 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET for high power industrial applications including 400V AC input AC-DC power supplies, Photovoltaic (PV) inverters and bi-directional DC-DC converters for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). The TW070J120B power MOSFET is based upon SiC, a wide bandgap material that allows devices to deliver high voltage resistance, high-speed switching, and low On-resistance when compared to conventional MOSFETs and insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) products based upon silicon (Si). As a result, the MOSFET will make a significant contribution to reduced power consumption and improved power density, leading to opportunities for system downsizing. Fabricated with Toshiba's second-generation chip design, the SiC MOSFET offers enhanced reliability. Additionally, the TW070J120B realizes low input capacitance (CISS) of 1680pF (typ.), a low gate-input charge (Qg) of 67nC (typ.), and a drain-to-source On-resistance (RDS(ON)) of just 70mO (typ.). When compared with a 1200V silicon IGBT such as Toshiba's GT40QR21, the new device reduces turn-Off switching loss by approximately 80% and switching time (fall time) by around 70%, while delivering low On-voltage characteristics with a drain current (ID) of up to 20A.

Focus on Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride
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  • Industry News
  • 2020-10-19

Cree announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit ("Cree LED") to SMART Global Holdings for up to $300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by the Company's board of directors, Cree expects to receive an initial cash payment of $50 million upon closing and $125 million to be paid upon maturity of a seller note issued by SMART to Cree due August 2023. Cree also has the potential to receive an earn-out payment of up to $125 million based on the revenue and gross profit performance of Cree LED in the first full four quarters post-transaction close, also payable in the form of a three-year seller note. "We are pleased to announce the sale of our LED Products business to SMART, which represents another key milestone in our transformational journey to create a pure-play global semiconductor powerhouse," said Cree CEO Gregg Lowe. "This transaction uniquely positions us with a sharpened strategic focus to lead the industry transition from silicon to silicon carbide and further strengthens our financial position, which will support continued investments to capitalize on multi-decade growth opportunities across EV, 5G and industrial applications. SMART has a strong platform and a solid track record of successfully acquiring and integrating technology businesses."

Gate Drivers for Advanced 48V Battery Systems
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-19

Allegro MicroSystems introduced a portfolio of 80V motor drivers for advanced 48V automotive systems. Allegro's 48V products effectively address the critical need for flexible and reliable solutions in electric vehicles. Drawing on decades of experience, Allegro's suite of fully integrated gate drivers offers optimized architecture and performance directly impacting vehicle weight, battery/fuel efficiency, and driver safety. With the robust design and performance customers have come to expect, Allegro's new gate drivers are prepared to suit any load configuration from half bridge with independent high-side and low-side outputs to three-phase brushless DC (BLDC) control. Developed on a high-voltage process node for 48V systems, these devices offer world-class safety diagnostics and diagnostic verification enabled with a fully compliant ISO 26262 process. Allegro's full solution 48V gate drivers are reliable, robust, and offer optimal flexibility. Augmented based on application, these devices offer multiple topologies and can support various loads (up to 10 kW) from catalytic heaters and actuators to EPS and braking applications. "The advantages for 48V are clear," says Steve Lutz, Product Line Director at Allegro. "Engineers can now increase efficiency, reduce weight and design size, and achieve a more accurate and higher performance driver experience. As the electric vehicle (EV) market is rapidly expanding, so too is our portfolio of 48V products. Our innovative solutions integrate the right features for the right application-all while being one of the safest and smallest offerings on the market." 

Thyristor Modules
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-19

Proton-Electrotex is happy to announce the launch of a thyristor and thyristor-diode module ??3-700-18-?2 with increased power density. This module is based on its predecessor ??3-540-18-?2. The higher power density was achieved by upgrading the semiconductor element with minimal changes to other design elements. Specifically, the module was designed with a new topology increasing the active cathode area by 10%, reduced thickness of the diffusion element and improved diffusion profile. The extensive research and testing program behind these changes allowed to achieve previously unavailable parameters. The module features lower losses in open state, lower thermal junction-case resistance, and higher surge current. Mean current in open state ITAV increased by 20% to 700A. Repetitive peak off-state and reverse voltage VDRM/ VRRM values are 1400-1800 V.

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

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

Webinar on Materials for HIA
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  • 2020-10-15

Indium Corporation's Sze Pei Lim, Regional Product Manager, will host an InSIDER Series webinar on soldering material technology for heterogeneous integration on Webex at 8:30 a.m. Singapore Time on Nov. 12 (7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Nov. 11; 12:30 a.m. British Time, Nov. 12). The development of heterogeneous integration, which packs more dies or components into smaller footprints than in previous assemblies, requires the integration of multiple technological advancements in various aspects of advanced packaging, such as substrate design, interconnect methods, and materials. During "Soldering Material Evolution for Heterogeneous Integration", Lim will outline trends in various soldering material technologies for heterogeneous integration, including solder paste, flip-chip, and ball-attach fluxes.

European Calibration Laboratory
  • Industry News
  • 2020-10-15

Yokogawa's European Calibration Laboratory has achieved accreditation to the latest revision of ISO 17025:2017 standard, for power measurements at up to 100 kHz. This accreditation offers quantifiable proof of the laboratory's advanced calibration offering, ensuring users of the facility achieve the most accurate measurement results from their power measurement equipment. It offers quality assurance and a trust in measurement results, allowing engineers to develop the next generation of technologies that combine energy efficiency with leading performance. The standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, enables both Yokogawa's European Standards Laboratory and its customers to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid measurement results, promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world. As a result, test reports and certificates can be accepted from one country to another without the need for further testing. This makes ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration useful for any R&D team, university, research center or product certification organization that performs testing, sampling or calibration and which requires reliable measurement results. Yokogawa's laboratory, based at the company's European Headquarters in Amersfoort, Netherlands, is one of the few industrial (i.e. non-government or national) organizations in the world to offer accredited power calibration at frequencies up to 100 kHz. As such, it forms a key part of Yokogawa's strategy to maintain and grow its market-leading position in the European digital power analyzer market.

40V Dual MOSFET in 3.3mm x 3.3mm Package
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  • 2020-10-15

Diodes Incorporated announced an automotive-compliant 40V dual MOSFET in a 3.3mm x 3.3mm package. The DMT47M2LDVQ can replace two discrete MOSFETs to reduce the board space footprint in many automotive applications, from electric seat control to advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). "The electronic content of vehicles has increased rapidly during the past decade and this has fueled a demand for continuous innovation," commented Ian Moulding, Diodes Incorporated automotive marketing manager. "Our response to this demand has expanded our reputation as a trusted supplier to the automotive sector. "Diodes has posted six consecutive years of double-digit growth in this market," continued Moulding. "The DMT47M2LDVQ is an example of how we are helping the automotive industry address the technical and commercial challenges it faces when developing the next generations of vehicles." The DMT47M2LDVQ integrates two n-channel enhancement mode MOSFETs with the industry's lowest RDS(ON) for this configuration – just 10.9mO at VGS of 10V and ID of 30.2A. This low on-resistance keeps conduction losses to a minimum in applications such as wireless charging or motor control. The typical gate charge of 14.0nC, at a VGS of 10V and ID of 20A, ensures that switching losses are minimized.

Reliability in Industrial and Utility Applications
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-13

In industrial and utility applications, uptime is often one of the most critical aspects of operations – right after safety. ABB is helping to ensure reliable, efficient power in these mission critical industries with its Integritas industrial battery charger. The wall-mounted system features switch-mode rectifier technology that provides transformer-less, efficient power conversion in a compact footprint – providing true N+1 or N+N redundancy in a single battery charger. "Ensuring reliable, efficient AC-to-DC power and battery backup is essential in applications such as utility power, oil and gas, and process control – to name a few – where downtime can be critical," said Mark Lloyd, senior product manager with ABB. "Having reliable, efficient backup power in a single charger with high power density helps ensure these critical applications remain up-and-running while also reducing the footprint of the power equipment needed – freeing up valuable floor space." ABB's versatile industrial battery charger supports the critical DC power and battery charging needs of various rigorous industrial applications – from utilities and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals. It provides up to 18 kilowatts (kW) of output power at 125 volts DC (VDC) from a direct, three-phase, 480-volt AC (VAC) input feed.

LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-12

Nexperia announced a range of LED drivers in the space-saving DFN2020D-6 (SOT1118D) package. This case style features side-wettable flanks (SWF) which facilitate the use of AOI (automated optical inspection), and improve reliability. This is the first time LED drivers have been available in this beneficial package. The leadless devices join Nexperia's wide range of LED drivers in leaded packages offering equivalent performance yet reducing PCB space by up to 90% compared to SOT223. With a footprint of just 2x2 mm and a low profile of 0.65 mm, the DFN2020D-6 LED drivers are available in NPN technology. They feature an output current of up to 250 mA (NCR32x types) and a maximum supply voltage of 40 V. Their high thermal power capability is at least equal to any other package for LED drivers. The use of side-wettable flanks not only enables AOI techniques to be used - which is especially important for automotive customers – but also improves reliability. Devices with side-wettable flanks exhibit a greater resistance to shear forces, and can handle greater board flexing without cracking than devices without side-wettable flanks. Commented Frank Matschullat, product group manager at Nexperia: "The new DFN2020D-packaged parts with SWF address the concerns of various sectors – size, performance, ruggedness – so they are a perfect match for many diverse applications in general lighting, white goods and automotive. Nexperia is committed to deliver industry's broadest discrete portfolio in DFN technology, so introducing LED drivers in this rugged, space-saving package is a natural step. However, parts are also available in leaded SMD styles so customers can choose which to use."

ECCE 2021 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
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  • 2020-10-12

The Thirteenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2021) will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from October 10 to October 14, 2021. ECCE is a pivotal international event on energy conversion. ECCE 2021 will feature both industry-driven and application-oriented technical sessions as well as an exposition. The conference will bring together practicing engineers, researchers and other professionals for interactive and multidisciplinary discussions on the latest advances in areas related to electrical energy conversion. Technical papers are solicited on any subject pertaining to the scope of the conference. The submission deadlines for the paper digests, tutorials, and special sessions are Jan 15, Feb. 12, and Mar. 31, 2021, respectively.

Workspace Enables Testing on Prototypes of SMPS Designs
  • Industry News
  • 2020-10-08

Keysight Technologies and ROHM Semiconductor jointly announce a PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS)-compatible workspace that enables designers to perform pre-compliance testing on virtual prototypes of switched-mode power supply (SMPS) designs. This capability saves time and cost by catching errors early in the design before they become a big problem. Demand for SMPS is driven by the need for greater efficiency, increased power density and lower cost. Fast, low-loss switches made from silicon carbide (SiC) and related materials will power future applications due to the high performance and efficiency they enable. However, unwanted side effects from high-speed switching include voltage spikes ("ringing"). In addition, it is more difficult to meet conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference (EMI) specifications in higher speed designs. Pre-compliance analysis of a "virtual prototype" or "digital twin" is ideal for managing this challenge, but previously required expertise to build and use the necessary design information, called a "workspace." To address this, Keysight teamed with ROHM to create the "twin" of ROHM's reference design (model P01SCT2080KE-EVK-001) available to mutual customers via Keysight's web site. "Many of our customers struggle to deal with layout effects when current slew rate in the switched loop exceeds 1A/ns because even tiny parasitic inductances cause ringing. Suppressing EMI is also a big challenge for them," said Ippei Yasutake, Group Leader at ROHM. "The digital twin gives our customers the insights they need to make changes without running into problems."

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

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

TVS Diode Arrays Safeguard Consumer Electronics
  • Product Release
  • 2020-10-06

Littelfuse announced a series of 50 A unidirectional TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). Compared to solutions currently available on the market, the SP1250-01ETG 50 A unidirectional TVS diode arrays provide superior protection via lower clamping voltage and low leakage current, all in a PCB space-saving footprint. The SP1250 discrete unidirectional TVS diode array is fabricated in a proprietary silicon avalanche technology. These diode arrays provide high ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection for consumer electronic equipment. The SP1250 safely absorbs repetitive ESD strikes of ±30 kV (contact and air discharge as defined in IEC 61000-4-2) without any performance degradation. Each device can dissipate up to 50 A 8/20 µs surge event. "Incorporating the SP1250 in your consumer electronics design provides ultra-strong ESD suppression and excellent surge protection for the product's power lines, even in harsh environments," said Jia Zhu, Product Manager, TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). "This design choice will result in both high reliability and longer operating life for end users."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DC-Link Capacitor Series
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  • 2020-10-02

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

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

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

Superjunction High-Voltage MOSFET
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  • 2020-10-01

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

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

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

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

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

TIMs Seminar at Thermal LIVE
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  • 2020-09-29

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

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

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

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

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

Series of Transient Voltage Suppressor
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  • 2020-09-29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Investment to Redevelop Manufacturing Facility
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  • 2020-09-24

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

Integrated Zero Cross Detection ICs
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  • 2020-09-23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20-Year Partnership
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  • 2020-09-22

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

100 V eGaN FET Family
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  • 2020-09-22

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

Franchise Agreement Announced
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  • 2020-09-22

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

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

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

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

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

Dual Choke Filter Inductor Series
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  • 2020-09-22

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

Disruptive Transistor Technology
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  • 2020-09-22

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


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PCIM Asia 2020 Concluded SuccessfullyPCIM Asia was successfully held from 16 – 18 Novem...8980Event NewsPCIM Asia 2020 Concluded SuccessfullyPCIM Asia was successfully held from 16 – 18 November at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The show welcomed a total of 69 exhibitors who presented the latest trends, developments and product innovations for all applications of power electronics on an exhibition area of 7,000 square meters. This year's fair saw the participation of well-known domestic and international companies such as Mitsubishi Electric, Semikron, Fuji Electric, Infineon, Beijing Sunking, Bronze, CRRC, Hangzhou Firstack, Heraeus, Keysight, Shanghai Eagtop, Toshiba and Wuxi CRE New Energy. What's more, the Korean Pavilion debuted at the fair and featured a number of South Korea's premier semiconductor companies, including Busan Techno Park Foundation, JMJ, PowerCubeSemi, SemiPowerEx and SIGETRONICS. Each of these companies' presence at PCIM Asia underlined the fair's position as one of the most significant trade platforms for power electronics in China. Fair's exceptional quality draws acclaim from participants Exhibitors were highly satisfied with the excellent quality of attendees and the plentiful networking opportunities that were offered, noting that the fair was an ideal platform to grow their businesses. Many of them also used their visit to PCIM Asia to learn more about the current market conditions and forward-looking trends and technologies in power electronics through the exhibition and conference. On the other hand, the fair attracted 4,348 trade visitors, with many praising the fair for offering them opportunities to source from a wide range of quality suppliers and gather the latest market intelligence.20.11.2020 12:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_7.jpghttps://pcimasia-expo.cn.messefrankfurt.com/shanghai/en/press/press-releases/2020/PCIM20_FR_EN.htmlpcimasia-expo.cn.com/press
Campaign for "Low-Cost" DC-DC ConverterThe TSR-E, TEA, TBA and TEC series are available f...8987Product ReleaseCampaign for "Low-Cost" DC-DC ConverterThe TSR-E, TEA, TBA and TEC series are available from 1 to 3 watts covering 12 product families. They all focus on a simple and effective design approach which is unique to those Traco Power Products. By innovative engineering we have come up with an electrical design which minimises component and labour costs. Key focus of those designs was to maximise the amount of automatisation of the manufacturing process. With this innovative product design, we optimised the automation of the manufacturing process to the maximum. This enabled us to launch cost and quality optimised, low power dc- dc converters which are ideal for your high volume IoT projects. Florian Haas, Director of Global Marketing and Product Management states more precisely: "We have listened to the market and are pleased to launch the campaign of our new low-cost DC-DC converters. With the TSR 1E (non-isolated, regulated), TEA/TBA (isolated, unregulated) and TEC 2/3 (isolated, regulated) series models, we give designers a choice of high quality, cost-optimised DC-DC converters from 1-3 watts. Unlike our competitors, we focus in the campaign not only the price reduction, but also HOW we can achieve these low manufacturing costs and what benefits these products bring to the customer. "19.11.2020 09:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_14.jpghttps://www.tracopower.com/de/dc-dc-converterstracopower.com
RF Switch with 4 Channels and 25W Power HandlingMenlo Microsystems announced the production releas...8993Product ReleaseRF Switch with 4 Channels and 25W Power HandlingMenlo Microsystems announced the production release of the MM5130, the first high performance RF switch manufactured with their proprietary Ideal SwitchTM technology. The MM5130 is designed to handle 25W with ultra-low losses, in a miniaturized wafer-level chip-scale-package (WL-CSP). Historically, this level of performance has been reserved for large RF mechanical relays, which have major drawbacks. With its Ideal SwitchTM technology, Menlo Micro has eliminated the compromises that engineers have had to make when selecting between RF mechanical relays and solid-state switches. The MM5130 offers the power handling and RF performance of an electromechanical relay (compared below), with the size, reliability, and speed of a solid-state switch. These improvements make the MM5130 switch a very attractive solution for a multitude of applications including low loss switched filter banks, tunable filters, step attenuators, and even beam steering antennas for a variety of radio architectures in both commercial and military communications networks. The high-channel density and low losses also make the MM5130 ideal for ultra-compact switch matrices for test and measurement applications. "We are very excited to announce that the MM5130, and more importantly our Ideal SwitchTM manufacturing line, is ready for production," said Menlo Micro co-founder and SVP Marketing, Chris Giovanniello. "With this milestone, companies will begin to realize our vision of massive reductions in the size, weight, and power across a wide variety of RF subsystems. With over 30 customer design-ins to date for the MM5130 in 5G, aerospace & defense, and test & measurement applications, the number of companies taking advantage of the unique performance benefits of the Ideal SwitchTM continues to grow."18.11.2020 20:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_20.jpghttps://menlomicro.com/newsroom/menlo-micro-announces-the-release-to-production-of-its-mm5130-the-worlds-highest-power-density-rf-switchmenlomicro.com/newsroom
IC Featuring Internal Self-Discharge Monitoring and ProtectionThe MAX17320 fuel-gauge and protection circuit fro...8991Product ReleaseIC Featuring Internal Self-Discharge Monitoring and ProtectionThe MAX17320 fuel-gauge and protection circuit from Maxim Integrated Products extends run-time on multi-cell battery-powered products while also monitoring against self-discharge hazards. The MAX17320 is a pack-side fuel gauge and protector IC for 2 to 4 series Lithium-ion (Li+) cells (2S-4S) and is part of a family of ICs equipped with Maxim Integrated's patented ModelGauge m5 EZ algorithm that delivers 40 percent more accurate state-of-charge (SOC) readings than competitive offerings, eliminating the need for battery characterization for most common Li+ cells. This fuel gauge also offers the industry's lowest quiescent current (IQ), which is 85 percent lower than the nearest competitor and features SHA-256 authentication to safeguard systems from counterfeit batteries. For hand-held devices with 2S-4S Li+ batteries in the computing, internet of things (IoT), power tool, consumer, healthcare and mobile device categories, ensuring customer safety is top of mind for designers. Damaged or defective batteries may develop an internal cell leakage which can progressively get worse and can result in dangerous outcomes, including fire or explosion. This can endanger consumers and tarnish brand value for manufacturers. Stringent factory screening may prevent leaky cells from getting shipped out of the factory. However, until now there were no solutions for detecting self-discharge that develops during normal usage of the battery. The MAX17320 warns the system and disables a leaky battery before a potentially hazardous outcome.18.11.2020 18:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_18.jpghttps://www.maximintegrated.com/en/aboutus/newsroom.html/pr_57248769maximintegrated.com/newsroom
SubmergeThe choice of a suitable switch for underwater app...8990Product ReleaseSubmergeThe choice of a suitable switch for underwater applications or those with extremely high humidity is quite manageable. Only a few technologies are suitable for this. An overview. Anyone who wants to light up their swimming pool or sprinkle it with music, anyone who wants to make their whirlpool bubble with a tingling sensation needs a switch to activate these functions. Switches are available on the market in an almost unmanageable variety of shapes, colours and technologies. Look at the most important technologies.18.11.2020 12:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_17.jpghttps://www.schurter.com/en/Info-Center/News/Timeline/Submergeschurter.com/News
DC-DC Converters for USB-PD ApplicationsSilanna Semiconductor announced the launch of wide...8984Product ReleaseDC-DC Converters for USB-PD ApplicationsSilanna Semiconductor announced the launch of wide voltage, high frequency point of load converters targeting USB-PD applications. Silanna Semiconductor focuses on ultimate Power Management challenges with best in class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. SZPL3102A/3103A family of two DC-DC converters (Buck Regulators) operate up to 2MHz. Delivering industry leading wide input and output range converters that support up to 27VDC input in a tiny 3mm X 3mm QFN. Tim Wilhelm, Director of Marketing, explained, "Higher switching frequency means a smaller, lower cost output filter that has delighted the clients we have sampled. The SZPL3102/3103 have ground-breaking efficiencies in the smallest size and weight designs. Our support tools give customers the flexibility and confidence to quickly increase the performance efficiency which ultimately increases the power density in their designs approaching 12% of the volume required by low frequency competitive solutions. The SZPL3102/3103 significantly reduce BOM cost, design cycles and time to market." The SZPL3102A and SZPL3103A have unique features that optimize their performance in USB port power supply applications. Extremely low operating power dissipation enables very low no-load power that is an important specification for regulatory certification. Furthermore, the SZPL3102A contains a momentary internal feedback path that allows for clean and well controlled start-up operation until external USB-PD controllers can bias themselves and take over control of the output voltage.  18.11.2020 06:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_11.jpghttps://powerdensity.com/2020/11/18/silanna-semiconductor-delivers-highest-efficiency-and-power-density-family-of-dc-dc-convertors-with-unheard-of-size-and-cost-reductions/powerdensity.com
Automotive-Compliant Synchronous Buck ConvertersDiodes Incorporated has announced two highly integ...8989Product ReleaseAutomotive-Compliant Synchronous Buck ConvertersDiodes Incorporated has announced two highly integrated synchronous buck converters that simplify circuit design in automotive power systems with its Power Good output and its innovative EMI mitigation for noise-sensitive applications. The AP63356Q and AP63357Q are 3.5A converters with an input voltage range of 3.8V to 32V. Leveraging peak current mode control as well as high-side and low-side power MOSFETs on-chip, the converters minimize external components to reduce bill of materials (BOM) costs and board size. Both devices have a Power Good indicator with an internal 5MO pull-up resistor useful for power sequencing. To further aid sequencing, their enable pin has accurate voltage thresholds, which allows adjustment of the input voltage device power-on and undervoltage lockout (UVLO). The high-voltage capability of the EN pin allows direct connection to VIN to simplify the auto-start of the device. When disabled, the converter draws only 0.6µA shutdown current typical. Their proprietary gate-driver scheme ensures clean switching transitions while preventing switch-node ringing to minimize high-frequency radiated noise. Frequency spread spectrum (FSS) contributes further to quiet performance by dispersing switching-noise energy. The AP63356Q operates continuously in PWM mode at the nominal 450kHz switching frequency for all loads. The AP63357Q changes to PFM mode at light loads, keeping efficiency as high as 86% at 5mA load and drawing quiescent current of just 22µA under no load.17.11.2020 11:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_16.jpghttps://www.diodes.com/about/news/press-releases/automotive-compliant-synchronous-buck-converters-from-diodes-incorporated-feature-innovative-noise-reduction-and-power-good-indicator/diodes.com/news
Continental "Supplier of the Year 2019 Award"The Continental Automotive Group honors ROHM Semic...8975Industry NewsContinental "Supplier of the Year 2019 Award"The Continental Automotive Group honors ROHM Semiconductor with the "Supplier of the Year 2019 Award" in the category "Discrete Semiconductors" for particularly outstanding performance. Since 2008, Continental conducts an annual broad-based analysis to identify exceptional contributions in customer satisfaction and at all levels of quality, technology, commitment, costs and purchasing conditions. This is the fifth time within the last ten years that ROHM has received this prestigious award. This year, the award was presented in a virtual ceremony. "We are pleased to honor ROHM Semiconductor's commitment with the Supplier of the Year 2019 Award," says Elena Rasmussen, Vice President Purchasing Electronics Discretes at Continental Automotive Group. "With its focus on quality and excellent logistical support, the company is a reliable supplier to meet the challenges in a rapidly changing market. ROHM Semiconductor is both the preferred partner for SiC technology in high voltage inverters and the company of choice in terms of power supplies. We look forward to continuing our close and trustful cooperation with ROHM in the future," adds Rasmussen. "We are very proud to receive this award," states Toshimitsu Suzuki, President of ROHM Semiconductor Europe. "This award is a great acknowledgement of our efforts to always support our customers in achieving their business goals by providing high-quality, a stable supply of robust and advanced products as well as good services," concludes Suzuki.17.11.2020 07:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_2.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=continental-honors-rohm-with-supplier-of-the-year-2019-award&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Collaborating to Develop Battery Disconnect SwitchVisIC Technologies is pleased to announce its coll...8982Industry NewsCollaborating to Develop Battery Disconnect SwitchVisIC Technologies is pleased to announce its collaboration with AB Mikroelektronik to develop a D³GaN based high voltage solid-state battery disconnect switch with Fast Short Circuit Detection (FSCD) for future e-mobility to fulfill the functional safety requirements. "We are happy to collaborate with AB Mikroelektronik, which is a major player in high power automotive applications with a strong experience in solid-state battery disconnect switches. This is a big advantage in developing the next step for a 400V battery switch" said Mr. Ran Soffer, VisIC VP Sales & Marketing. "our effort to constantly serve our customers is raising the bar for high voltage, high current solutions for the EV market. Our focus for the EV industry using the D3GaN technology is enabling the future electric-drive technology to be aligned with the market needs to reduce the electric drive cost and improve its efficiency with a reliable high voltage automotive-grade technology". The collaboration with AB Mikroelektronik in the field of high voltage battery disconnect switches will benefit from the D³GaN capability of fast switching in safety-critical applications. In the event of a short circuit in the high voltage bordnet, it is mandatory to detect and disconnect the battery as fast as possible. This requires a very fast power switch and manage the short current until the short circuit is detected and disconnected.16.11.2020 14:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_9.pnghttps://visic-tech.com/collaborate-to-develop-a-d%c2%b3gan-based-high-voltage-solid-state-battery-disconnect-switch-for-electric-drive-systems/visic-tech.com
30W Medical and Industrial DC-DC ConvertersTDK Corporation announces the introduction of the ...8988Product Release30W Medical and Industrial DC-DC ConvertersTDK Corporation announces the introduction of the PXD-M30 series of medical and industrial certified 30W board mount DC-DC converters. With 5,000Vac reinforced isolation between the input and output, these wide input range board mount converters are ideal for use in medical, battery powered and industrial equipment. The PXD-M30 series, like other 3 to 20W models in the PX-M range, can operate from an input of 9 to 36Vdc or 18 to 75Vdc, and the range of output voltages covers 5, 12, 15, 24, ±5, ±12 and ±15Vdc. Operation from 12V and 24V, or 24V and 48V nominal inputs reduces inventory carrying costs and improves part availability through distribution. Packaged in industry standard 2x1" size, the PXD-M30 measures 50.8 x 25.4 x 10.2mm. The operating ambient temperature is -40°C to +105°C, with de-rating above 40°C for convection cooled environments, or above 73°C with forced air cooling. Over-current, over-voltage and over-temperature protection is standard on all models. Positive or negative logic remote on-off is optional. Off-load input current consumption is just 10mA or less, allowing battery powered products to remain functional longer in standby mode. The PXD-M30 series has an input to output isolation of 5,000Vac (2 x MOPPs) and less than 2.5µA touch current. Safety certification includes IEC/EN 60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 and IEC/EN/UL/CSA 62368-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage and RoHS Directives. The EMI standards EN55011-A, EN55032-A can be met without the need for external components.16.11.2020 10:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_15.jpghttps://www.emea.lambda.tdk.com/uk/news/article.aspx?cid=16544lambda.tdk.com/news
One of the Most Sustainable Companies WorldwideInfineon Technologies has again been listed in the...8977Industry NewsOne of the Most Sustainable Companies WorldwideInfineon Technologies has again been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index. This was announced by the investment specialist RobecoSAM. Thus, Infineon was ranked among the top of the world's most sustainable companies for the 11th time in a row.  "We are pleased and proud of being acknowledged as one of the top sustainable companies in the world. At the same time, it is also an encouragement to continuously develop our processes and improve our sustainability," said Dr. Sven Schneider, Chief Financial Officer at Infineon. "At the beginning of the year, Infineon has committed itself to becoming CO 2-neutral by 2030, thus taking the next strategic step towards more climate protection. Forward-looking management, acting in an environmentally-friendly manner and social commitment are indispensable prerequisites for the resilience of Infineon and our long-term success". Infineon has been actively contributing to better resource management, energy efficiency and effective climate protection for years. With the help of Infineon's products and solutions, 35 times more CO 2-emissions can be saved over their lifetime than had been created during production. Setting a carbon-neutrality goal for its own activities is a consequent and important next step in the company's climate protection efforts. Infineon puts a clear focus on further enhancing energy efficiency and continuously reducing CO 2-emissions in its plants. The company aims to continuously reduce its footprint while growing production at the same time. Already by 2025, emissions are to be reduced by 70 percent compared with the base year 2019.16.11.2020 09:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_4.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2020/INFXX202011-019.htmlinfineon.com/press
Expanded Supercapacitor InitiativeCornell Dubilier Electronics announces the expansi...8981Industry NewsExpanded Supercapacitor InitiativeCornell Dubilier Electronics announces the expansion of its supercapacitor operations and personnel to meet the explosive growth in applications for this rapidly evolving technology. The company's supercapacitor strategy will be under the direction of their recently hired Business Unit Manager, Brendan Andrews, who previously led sales and marketing efforts for several of the major well-known brands in supercapacitors. The company plans to introduce new products in the coming year, including cutting-edge LiC hybrid types, which offer higher operating voltages and greater energy densities. With their massive storage capabilities, supercapacitors bridge the gap between conventional capacitors and batteries providing instantaneous bursts of power that are problematic for conventional capacitors or batteries. These components are typically used individually or in series-parallel banks for power hold-up during brief interruptions to line power. In some applications, they supplement batteries or are used in place of batteries for applications as diverse as solar and wind energy harvesting, mechanical actuators, AGV (Automated Guided Vehicles), EV transportation power, smart utility meters, IIoT, pulse battery pack alternatives, memory backup, battery/capacitor hybrids, UPS systems, emergency lighting, LED power and solar lighting. CDE is moving beyond stocked components by expanding capabilities in standard and custom packages to meet higher voltage and current application requirements. Some solutions use series-parallel banks of capacitor cells with active or passive balancing circuits. Included CDE's expansion plans are additional personnel and equipment for the advanced testing of these devices.13.11.2020 13:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_8.jpghttps://www.cde.com/capacitors/ultracapacitorscde.com
Acquisition to Expand US Power PortfolioTT Electronics announces it has officially complet...8983Industry NewsAcquisition to Expand US Power PortfolioTT Electronics announces it has officially completed the acquisition of Torotel, a US-based designer and manufacturer of power and electromagnetic assemblies and components for the aerospace and defense markets. The acquisition increases TT's capability in the design and development of power management devices and marks the latest addition to the company's extensive global magnetics portfolio. The acquisition of the Torotel business broadens TT's power electronics capabilities and further expands the company's presence in the US aerospace and defense market building on the recently acquired Covina, California-based business unit from Excelitas Technologies earlier in the year. Torotel extends TT's list of blue-chip US aerospace and defense customers and provides access to growth programs with sole-sourced positions on major platforms. TT continues to be committed to investment that supports the acceleration of its growth prospects and increases the breadth and differentiation of its engineering capability. Richard Tyson, CEO, TT Electronics said: "We are delighted to complete the acquisition of Torotel. It represents a fantastic fit within our existing US power electronics business, strengthens our position in critical defense applications and further develops our global electromagnetics design and manufacturing capability. We're delighted to be able to welcome the Torotel team into the TT group."12.11.2020 15:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_10.pnghttps://www.ttelectronics.com/news-events/news/tt-electronics-completes-torotel-acquisition/ttelectronics.com/news
AC Drives for Smart Technology HubFinland-based Danfoss Drives and other Danfoss bus...8976Industry NewsAC Drives for Smart Technology HubFinland-based Danfoss Drives and other Danfoss business segments will supply the technology company Wärtsilä's research, product development and production center Smart Technology Hub with a significant number of AC drives and other products. Wärtsilä's Smart Technology Hub will be completed in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa next year. In all, 192 pieces of Danfoss AC drives with a total power of 32 megawatts will be delivered from the Danfoss Vaasa factory to Wärtsilä's testing area for products and solutions. In addition, the delivery includes VACON AC drives for various building automation applications, as well as other building automation products from Danfoss' other business segments. As Wärtsilä's technology partner, Danfoss is co-designing and delivering systems for the new testing area. "This is a unique opportunity for Danfoss and in particular for us at Danfoss Drives in Vaasa to intensify our cooperation with Wärtsilä. We will be in an increasingly close dialogue with Wärtsilä's research and product development in the future, and in this way, we will be able to help one another with different business opportunities. In addition, Danfoss' customers will also be able to visit currently one of the most modern testing labs in the Smart Technology Hub," says Markus Forma, Global Key Account Manager for Wärtsilä at Danfoss Drives.12.11.2020 08:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_3.jpghttps://www.danfoss.com/en/about-danfoss/news/cf/danfoss-delivers-hundreds-ac-drives-to-wartsila-smart-technology-hub/danfoss.com/news
APEC 2021 Submission ReopenedIn light of the new APEC 2021 dates, submissions f...8972Event NewsAPEC 2021 Submission ReopenedIn light of the new APEC 2021 dates, submissions for Professional Education Seminars, Industry Sessions, and Technical Sessions have all been extended! The Professional Education Seminars at APEC 2021 provide in-depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. Seminars topics can range from broad to narrow in scope. They can vary from introductory to advanced in technical level, and may complement the technical papers, special presentations, and comprehensive exposition. New Submissions Timeline: - November 23, 2020: Updated deadline for proposal submission - January 11, 2021: Notification that a proposal was accepted or declined - March 26, 2021: Final presentation and author registrations are due11.11.2020 22:30:00Nov\images\news_apec2.jpghttp://www.apec-conf.org/news/apec-conf.org/news
Building Dedicated to Customer ServiceMouser Electronics is very pleased to announce the...8978Industry NewsBuilding Dedicated to Customer ServiceMouser Electronics is very pleased to announce the opening of the Customer Service Center building at its corporate headquarters, devoted entirely to customer service and support. "Mouser has been fortunate to see strong growth over the last several years, and we need more space for more people to provide our signature customer service," said Coby Kleinjan, Vice President of Americas Customer Service and Sales. "The idea is to allow room for additional staffing while boosting efficiency and collaboration. This additional capacity will strengthen our efforts to provide best-in-class customer service across the board." The new two-story, 50,000-square-foot building, located on Mouser's 78-acre campus of its worldwide headquarters in Texas, is designed to be energy efficient and can also expand to 100,000 square feet to meet demand. The building features state-of-the-art amenities, inside and outside eating areas and a large parking expansion. Including the new Customer Service Center building, Mouser offers 27 customer support locations located across three continents to provide customer support in local language, time zone and currency. The authorized global distributor provides customers with service and technical support via phone, email, and chat or through its industry-leading website, mouser.com. The company calls the approach "glocal" - giving localized service across the globe.11.11.2020 10:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_5.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/publicrelations_mouser_customerservicebuilding_2020final/mouser.com/publicrelations
FET for 48 V Synchronous RectificationEfficient Power Conversion advances the performanc...8992Product ReleaseFET for 48 V Synchronous RectificationEfficient Power Conversion advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2059 (6.8 m?, 170 V) eGaN FET. This device is the latest in a family of 100 V – 200 V solutions suitable for a wide-range of power levels and price points. They are designed to meet the increasing demands of 48 V – 56 V server and data center products as well as an array of consumer power supply applications for high end computing, including gaming PCs, LCD/LED TVs, and LED lighting. The EPC2059 is ideal for DC-DC secondary-side synchronous rectification in AC/DC adaptors, fast chargers, and power supplies with power ranges between 100 W and 6 kW. The performance advantage of gallium nitride devices helps designers achieve the demanding efficiency requirements for 80 Plus Titanium power supplies, while providing smaller, faster, cooler, and lighter systems with lower system costs then currently available solutions. According to Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO, "There are very significant performance advantages gained from using GaN in the secondary-side synchronous rectification socket of AC/DC adaptors. In a 400 V to 48 V conversion, switching at 1 MHz, GaN has shown to have one-sixth the losses and run 10 degrees cooler than a silicon MOSFET with equivalent on resistance. This enables designers to meet the latest stringent energy efficiency standards for high-end computing, where growth is exploding for multiple applications, such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and high-end gaming systems."10.11.2020 19:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_19.jpghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/2955/EPC-Launches-170-V-eGaN-FET-Offering-Best-in-Class-Synchronous-Rectification-Performance-and-Cost-to-Seize-High-End-Server-and-Consumer-Power-Supply-Applications.aspxepc-co.com/News
Gallium Nitride Transistors for a Wide Range of Power LevelsEfficient Power Conversion Corporation advances th...8966Product ReleaseGallium Nitride Transistors for a Wide Range of Power LevelsEfficient Power Conversion Corporation advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2059 (6.8 m?, 170 V) eGaN FET. This device is the latest in a family of 100 V – 200 V solutions suitable for a wide-range of power levels and price points. They are designed to meet the increasing demands of 48 V – 56 V server and data center products as well as an array of consumer power supply applications for high end computing, including gaming PCs, LCD/LED TVs, and LED lighting. The EPC2059 is ideal for DC-DC secondary-side synchronous rectification in AC/DC adaptors, fast chargers, and power supplies with power ranges between 100 W and 6 kW. The performance advantage of gallium nitride devices helps designers achieve the demanding efficiency requirements for 80 Plus Titanium power supplies, while providing smaller, faster, cooler, and lighter systems with lower system costs then currently available solutions. According to Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO, "There are very significant performance advantages gained from using GaN in the secondary-side synchronous rectification socket of AC/DC adaptors. In a 400 V to 48 V conversion, switching at 1 MHz, GaN has shown to have one-sixth the losses and run 10 degrees cooler than a silicon MOSFET with equivalent on resistance. This enables designers to meet the latest stringent energy efficiency standards for high-end computing, where growth is exploding for multiple applications, such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and high-end gaming systems."10.11.2020 16:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_21.pnghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/2955/EPC-Launches-170-V-eGaN-FET-Offering-Best-in-Class-Synchronous-Rectification-Performance-and-Cost-to-Seize-High-End-Server-and-Consumer-Power-Supply-Applications.aspxepc-co.com/News
DC Meter Solution for Electric Vehicle ChargersLEM launches its DC meter solution, a DC Billing M...8962Product ReleaseDC Meter Solution for Electric Vehicle ChargersLEM launches its DC meter solution, a DC Billing Meter (DCBM) fully compliant with the German "Eichrecht" regulation. The DCBM is a smart and compact billing solution that will help electric vehicle charging stations take advantage of the benefits of DC charging. Offering a power measurement range from 25kW to 600kW, the DCBM is a legal and certified meter that provides accurate billing of DC chargers. The German "Eichrecht" regulations state that consumers should only be charged for the DC power supplied. Standards are being established not only at the European level but also at the international level and more particularly in the USA in the state of California. The DCBM has been developed to meet market demands for inter-operability and data security, easy and fast retrofitting of charging stations already deployed, and the ability to provide high power at up to 600A/1000V. Designed to meet future connectivity needs, the DCBM offers Ethernet communications, supporting the HTTPS/REST protocol to allow quick integration and deployment within charging stations. The DCBM also integrates the Signed billing data sets according to the S.A.F.E OCMF protocol, allowing billing data to be transmitted with an extremely high level of security and providing total interoperability for cloud service operators.10.11.2020 12:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_17.jpghttps://www.lem.com/en/dc-meter-evslem.com/dc-meter-evs
Fast Switching 600V Super Junction MOSFETsAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the releas...8985Product ReleaseFast Switching 600V Super Junction MOSFETsAlpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of a Fast Switching 600V aMOS5 Super Junction MOSFETs in SMD-type TOLL Package. aMOS5 is AOS's latest generation of high voltage MOSFET, designed to meet the high efficiency and high-density needs for Quick Charger, Adapter, PC Power, Server, Industrial Power, Telecom, and Hyperscale Datacenter applications. The aMOS5 TOLL product's footprint is only 115mm², which is 23% smaller than that of D2PAK. Its package thickness is 2.3mm, an almost 50% height reduction versus D2PAK. The reduced package inductance and parasitics of the TOLL package enable power designs to reach the next level of switching efficiency, EMI performance, and ease-of-use. The first Fast Switching aMOS5 TOLL product will be available as AOTL125A60, a 600V device of 125mOhm. Upcoming aMOS5 TOLL products will provide a much wider range of Rds(on), covering applications from 200W to 3kW. Furthermore, aMOS5 TOLL provides a current capability of up to 100A in a 125mohm device, supporting today's most demanding Server PFC and PV Inverter applications, which require both high current rating and small form factor. The Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) Capability and Enhanced Solder Contact Area of aMOS5 TOLL also help improve the system and board-level reliability of power supplies that need to serve long life cycles. Additionally, aMOS5 High Voltage TOLL package features Kelvin Source connection, which significantly improves switching performance by reducing switch-on loss through separate power and drive sources.10.11.2020 07:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_12.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1605028736779/HV%20aMOS5_TOLL_PR.pdfaosmd.com/news
GaN FET with Integrated Driver, Protection and Power ManagementTexas Instruments expanded its high-voltage power ...8967Product ReleaseGaN FET with Integrated Driver, Protection and Power ManagementTexas Instruments expanded its high-voltage power management portfolio with the next generation of 650-V and 600-V gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistors (FETs) for automotive and industrial applications. With a fast-switching, 2.2-MHz integrated gate driver, the families of GaN FETs help engineers deliver twice the power density, achieve 99% efficiency and reduce the size of power magnetics by 59% compared to existing solutions. TI developed these FETs using its proprietary GaN materials and processing capabilities on a GaN-on-silicon (Si) substrate, providing a cost and supply-chain advantage over comparable substrate materials such as silicon carbide (SiC). Using TI's automotive GaN FETs can help reduce the size of electric vehicle (EV) onboard chargers and DC/DC converters by as much as 50% compared to existing Si or SiC solutions – enabling engineers to achieve extended battery range, increased system reliability and lower design cost. In industrial designs, the new devices enable high efficiency and power density in AC/DC power-delivery applications where low losses and reduced board space are important – such as hyperscale and enterprise computing platforms as well as 5G telecom rectifiers. "Wide-bandgap semiconductor technologies like GaN inherently bring firmly established capabilities to power electronics, especially for high-voltage systems," said Asif Anwar, director of the Powertrain, Body, Chassis & Safety Service at Strategy Analytics. "Texas Instruments leverages over a decade of investment and development to deliver a uniquely holistic approach – combining internal GaN-on-Si device production and packaging with optimized Si driver technology to successfully implement GaN in new applications."09.11.2020 17:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_22.jpghttps://news.ti.com/ti-introduces-industrys-first-automotive-gan-fet-with-integrated-driver-protection-and-active-power-managementnews.ti.com
Expanding Supply Base for Silicon CarbideInfineon Technologies and GT Advanced Technologies...8947Industry NewsExpanding Supply Base for Silicon CarbideInfineon Technologies and GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) have signed a supply agreement for silicon carbide (SiC) boules. The contract has an initial term of five years. With this supply contract, the German semiconductor manufacturer adds a further element to secure its growing base material demand in this area. SiC is the basis for power semiconductors that are particularly efficient, robust, and cost-effective at the system level. Under the brand name CoolSiC Infineon now already markets the industry's largest product portfolio for industrial applications and is rapidly expanding its offerings towards consumer and automotive products. "We are seeing a steadily increasing demand for SiC-based switches, especially for industrial applications," says Peter Wawer, President of Infineon's Industrial Power Control Division. "However, it has become clear that the automotive sector is quickly following suit. With the supply agreement we have now concluded, we ensure that we will be able to meet the rapidly growing demand of our customers with a diversified supplier base. GTAT's high-quality boules will provide an additional source for competitive SiC wafers fulfilling the best-in-class material standards now and in the future. This supports our ambitious SiC growth plans, making good use of our existing in-house technologies and core competencies in thin-wafer manufacturing."09.11.2020 07:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_2.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2020/INFXX202011-014.htmlinfineon.com/press
German Branch Becomes CharIN-MemberMitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. German Branch is p...8974Industry NewsGerman Branch Becomes CharIN-MemberMitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. German Branch is pleased to announce its acceptance as a member of the Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN). From the perspective of a manufacturer covering the supply of Power Semiconductors for a broad range of applications, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. is glad to be able to contribute to the existing broad base of experts from different industries in CharIN to support the definitions of the requirements of combined charging systems and the future developments. Mitsubishi Electric is a leading manufacturer of Power Semiconductors as key parts of the control systems of electric power, in e-mobility as well as in renewable energies, energy storage, power transmission and distribution, railway technology and others. Mitsubishi Electric pioneered the mass production of power modules for hybrid vehicles in 1997 and is today a supplier of power semiconductors to the various categories of xEV. In industrial applications related to e-mobility, Mitsubishi Electric supplies power devices to manufactures of charging stations to ensure efficient High Power DC charging. The environmental statement of the Mitsubishi Electric Group "Eco Changes" expresses the ambition to work together with our partners on technology leading to CO2 reduction to globally change the environment for the better.09.11.2020 06:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_1.jpghttps://www.mitsubishichips.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Press-release-Mitsubishi-Electric-Europe-BV-German-Branch-becomes-a-member-of-CharIN-eV.pdfmitsubishichips.eu/Press-release
High Power and High Current CW Diode Driver PlatformSchulz-Electronic (SE), and the Swiss laser electr...8971Product ReleaseHigh Power and High Current CW Diode Driver PlatformSchulz-Electronic (SE), and the Swiss laser electronics specialist Meerstetter Engineering just announced to start sales and joint development of versatile and very cost-efficient premium laser diode driver solutions in early 2021. The highly flexible, high power solution will be based on Meerstetter's powerful LDD-1137 GaN-FET diode driver platform. The experts for individual, professional power supply solutions from Schulz-Electronic offer many years of experience in the field of laser power supplies. With LDD-1137 they are expanding their DC/DC driver portfolio in the high-power and high-current range - as well as in the segment of fast, pulsed CW applications and analogue modulations into up to Kilohertz rate. The laser diode driver LDD-1137 is footprinted on small 171 x 118 mms. It is designed to serve as a universal platform for a vast number of new driver models. The basic parameters of the pulsable CW multi-phase driver range up to max. 70 amps output current and max. 70 volts output voltage. Thanks to the latest GaN-FET technology, rise times in pulsed operation of < 500 nanoseconds at output powers of up to several kilowatts can be realised. Up to three LDD-1137s can already be connected in parallel to increase the output current.08.11.2020 21:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_26.jpghttps://www.meerstetter.ch/company/news/preannouncement-laser-diode-driver-ldd-1137meerstetter.ch/news
Automotive Primary DC/DC ConvertersROHM has developed a lineup of twelve automotive p...8963Product ReleaseAutomotive Primary DC/DC ConvertersROHM has developed a lineup of twelve automotive primary DC/DC converters. The BD9P series are optimized for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) sensors, cameras, and radars, along with car infotainment and instrument clusters. The need for fast response to provide stable operation and higher power conversion efficiency are crucial, which have been difficult to meet with conventional power supply ICs. The product adopts an original advanced power supply technology, Nano Pulse ControlTM* which enables high speed operation at 2.2MHz that will not interfere with the AM radio band (1.84MHz max.) while achieving high step-down ratio. The BD9P series ensures stable operation during battery input voltage fluctuation, reducing output overshoot to less than 1/10th of that of conventional products. This eliminates the need for additional output capacitors typically required as countermeasure against overshoot. Additionally, adopting a new control method makes it possible to achieve both high efficiency and fast response (which typically represent a tradeoff). Not only does this provide a 92% power conversion efficiency at heavy loads (at 1A output current), but 85% efficiency at light loads (1mA) as well, ensuring leading-class efficiency across the entire load range. As a result, low power consumption is enabled both when driving and when the engine is stopped (standby current can be reduced). Furthermore, combining the product with the BD9S series of secondary DC/DC converters connected to the subsequent stage leads engineers to faster design of more efficient automotive power supply circuits.06.11.2020 13:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_18.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=automotive-primary-dc%2Fdc-converters-offer-stable-output&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Automotive Primary DC/DC ConvertersROHM has developed a lineup of twelve automotive p...8986Product ReleaseAutomotive Primary DC/DC ConvertersROHM has developed a lineup of twelve automotive primary DC/DC converters. The BD9P series are optimized for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) sensors, cameras, and radars, along with car infotainment and instrument clusters. The need for fast response to provide stable operation and higher power conversion efficiency are crucial, which have been difficult to meet with conventional power supply ICs. The product adopting original advanced power supply technology, Nano Pulse ControlTM*, enables high speed operation at 2.2MHz that will not interfere with the AM radio band (1.84MHz max.) while achieving high step-down ratio. It is an optimum technology for automotive applications. The BD9P series ensures stable operation during battery input voltage fluctuation, reducing output overshoot to less than 1/10th of that of conventional products. This eliminates the need for additional output capacitors typically required as countermeasure against overshoot. Additionally, adopting a new control method makes it possible to achieve both high efficiency and fast response (which typically represent a tradeoff). Not only does this provide a 92% power conversion efficiency at heavy loads (at 1A output current), but 85% efficiency at light loads (1mA) as well, ensuring leading-class efficiency across the entire load range. As a result, low power consumption is enabled both when driving and when the engine is stopped (standby current can be reduced). Furthermore, combining the new product with the BD9S series of secondary DC/DC converters connected to the subsequent stage leads engineers to faster design of more efficient automotive power supply circuits.06.11.2020 08:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_13.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=automotive-primary-dc%2Fdc-converters-offer-stable-output&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
50W Qi Wireless-Charging ICSTMicroelectronics has introduced a Qi wireless ch...8970Product Release50W Qi Wireless-Charging ICSTMicroelectronics has introduced a Qi wireless charging IC, STWLC88. Delivering as much as 50W of power, the device enables consumers to charge smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other personal electronic devices without cables as safely and nearly as quickly and efficiently as they could by plugging them in. With its fully integrated ultra-low impedance, high-voltage synchronous rectifier, and low drop-out linear regulator, the STWLC88 achieves high efficiency and low power dissipation, critical for applications that are highly sensitive to unnecessary heat buildup. The power-charger chip features dedicated hardware and advanced algorithms that were developed to address challenges in ASK and FSK communication during high power delivery. Moreover, the STWLC88 comes with highly accurate Foreign Object Detection (FOD) and an integrated accurate current-sensing system to ensure high power delivery is performed safely and in a controlled manner. The STWLC88 can also operate in high-efficiency transmitter mode to allow high-power charge-sharing mode. This is coupled with the STWLC88's industry-first Q factor detection in a receiver device to ensure safe operation and protection to end-users. An I2C interface allows firmware and platform developers to customize parameters in the device and the configuration can be programmed into the embedded FTP, which allows for more than 1000 times of re-programming. Additional firmware patching improves the IC's application flexibility.05.11.2020 20:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_25.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/p4305.htmlnewsroom.st.com
Driving e-Mobility Forward with Renewable Energy Power2Drive Europe and the German Federal Associat...8955Event NewsDriving e-Mobility Forward with Renewable Energy Power2Drive Europe and the German Federal Association for eMobility (BEM) are working together more intensely than ever before and intend to continue their cooperative efforts over the long term. Together, they are seeking to restructure the transportation sector in Germany using renewable energies and switch over to sustainable mobility. The partners are well on their way, as proven by the current numbers of registered electric vehicles. E-mobility is booming in Germany. According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), a record 21,188 electric vehicles were registered in September 2020 alone. The market share of e-cars – battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) – is expected to rise to 10.7 percent by the end of the year, with an anticipated 300,000 new registrations (108,600 in 2019) according to a forecast by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). The Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020 published by BloombergNEF predicts that by 2030 nearly a third of all vehicles with an electric drive sold worldwide could be on the roads in Europe – a market second only to China. The associated market potential in Europe – for intelligent charging solutions and mobility services as well – is enormous and is bolstered by political programs that promote sustainability and future-oriented technologies. For instance, in combination with other factors such as reduced tax rates, the German government's innovation bonus manifestly contributed to increasing the price competitiveness of electric cars and broadening acceptance of e-mobility in general.05.11.2020 15:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_10.jpghttps://www.powertodrive.de/en/news-press/for-journalists/press-releases/press-release/power2drive-europe-and-the-german-federal-association-for-emobility-continue-their-long-term-cooperation-their-common-objective-driving-e-mobility-forward-with-renewable-energy-4200powertodrive.de/news-press
GSA Appoints Hidetoshi Shibata to Board of DirectorsAs the semiconductor industry navigates an unprece...8954PeopleGSA Appoints Hidetoshi Shibata to Board of DirectorsAs the semiconductor industry navigates an unprecedented year with projections of steady growth, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) expands its board of directors with the appointment of Hidetoshi Shibata, President and CEO of Renesas Electronics Corporation. "As the voice of the global semiconductor industry, GSA offers leaders a neutral platform to collaborate and advance technology for a positive societal and economic impact. Our board's vision, dedication and passion has led to the GSA being a strong, influential association representing companies across the world," said Jodi Shelton, CEO of GSA. "We are pleased to welcome Hidetoshi as our newest board member and look forward to his contributions as we further progress our industry." "Semiconductors are essential technology enablers that power most of the intelligent devices we use today," said Hidetoshi Shibata, President and CEO at Renesas. "I am proud to join the GSA Board of Directors and add our expertise to the development of innovative solutions in the global collaboration effort, with industry leaders of GSA, which is critical for success in today's fast-paced and competitive markets." The GSA welcomes Renesas, a global leader in the semiconductor industry focused on the IoT, industrial, infrastructure and automotive markets, onto its board of directors with the collective goal of increasing the profitability and sustainability of the global semiconductor ecosystem and improving the worldwide economy.05.11.2020 14:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_9.jpghttps://www.renesas.com/eu/en/about/press-center/news/2020/news20201105.htmlrenesas.com/news
Cylindrical Hybrid SupercapacitorsMore power and high reliability: The HS/ HSL Hybri...8959Product ReleaseCylindrical Hybrid SupercapacitorsMore power and high reliability: The HS/ HSL Hybrid Supercapacitors impress with a power density that is up to three times higher than that of lithium-ion batteries. In a 3.8 V hybrid cell, they have an energy density up to eight times higher than conventional EDLCs (Electric Double Layer Capacitor). Hybrid supercapacitors are energy storage devices that combine the advantages of electric double layer capacitors and lithium-ion technology to achieve higher energy densities and longer life. In the hybrid supercapacitors, a lithium-doped carbon electrode replaces one of the carbon-based electrodes. With more than 250,000 charging cycles at 20°C ambient temperature and a maintenance-free service life of up to 20 years, the hybrids score points over conventional batteries. At operating temperatures of down to -25°C (HSL) and up to +85°C (HS), the hybrid supercapacitors work without any problems. While HSL supercapacitors are optimized for lower temperatures down to -25 °C, HS supercapacitors have an extended range up to +85 °C and are optimized for higher temperatures. Thanks to their low self-discharge, they act as stand-alone energy storage devices or are used in addition to battery systems to optimize system costs, service life and runtimes. This makes them particularly suitable for emergency power supplies in server rooms or in medical environments, IoT energy storage, smart metering, tracking of commercial vehicles / containers, but also for impulse and hybrid power supply systems.05.11.2020 09:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_14.jpghttps://www.rutronik24.com/product/eaton/hs1625-3r8227-r/13925364.htmlrutronik24.com/eaton
Stefan Werkstetter Appointed as Director of Sales for EMEATo support the continued adoption of gallium nitri...8948PeopleStefan Werkstetter Appointed as Director of Sales for EMEATo support the continued adoption of gallium nitride (GaN) FETs and Integrated Circuits in the European market, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Werkstetter as Director, Sales EMEA. Based near Munich, Germany, Stefan brings many years' experience working in the power electronics market, particularly the automotive and industrial automation sectors. In his new role he will focus on developing new and existing accounts with major OEM and key account customers based in Europe. Stefan holds a degree in electrical engineering and joins EPC from Skeleton Technologies where he was Head of Strategy and prior to that spent many years working at Maxwell Technologies. His experience includes strategy, product management, business development, sales and applications engineering. "Working with EPC and GaN is really exciting and I am looking forward to developing both new and existing business in EMEA. There is great potential to assist customers in choosing to adopt GaN and I'll be focussed on increasing these application and sales opportunities," commented Stefan on joining EPC.05.11.2020 08:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_3.pnghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/ArtMID/1627/ArticleID/2954/Efficient-Power-Conversion-EPC-Strengthens-European-Sales-Team.aspxepc-co.com/News
Testing Methodology to Power Stamp DC-DC Direct Power ConversionThe Power Stamp Alliance (PSA), which is creating ...8951Industry NewsTesting Methodology to Power Stamp DC-DC Direct Power ConversionThe Power Stamp Alliance (PSA), which is creating collaborative solutions for 48V-to-low-voltage on-board DC-DC power converters, announced that LoadSlammer, designers and manufacturers of transient load testing devices, has joined the Alliance to bring the option for a consistent, standardized testing methodology to users of power stamps. This is the first time that a multi-vendor alliance around dc-dc power conversion has agreed a testing methodology and tools. Design engineers will be able to use a common, consistent, and repeatable load to significantly reduce validation and integration time, speeding their end-product to market and reducing risk in the design process. LoadSlammer estimates up to 30 per cent saving in development time depending on the user's specific configuration. Power Stamp Alliance Founding Members, Advanced Energy, Bel Power Solutions, Flex, and STMicroelectronics  have created and shared a specification for a standard product footprint and functions to create a multi-vendor ecosystem. This assures practical levels of alternate source capability to server and storage system manufacturers, while encouraging a competitive supply chain through differentiation in topology, circuitry, and performance from multiple, independent manufacturers. Power Stamp Alliance 48V direct conversion DC-DC modules – or 'power stamps' – primarily target advanced IT and supercomputing equipment and large data processing installations.04.11.2020 11:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_6.jpghttp://www.powerstamp.org/psa-news/loadslammer-brings-standardized-testing-methodology-to-power-stamp-dc-dc-direct-power-conversion/powerstamp.org/psa-news
Modular Capacitor Concept for DC Link ApplicationsTDK has implemented a modular and versatile power ...8956Product ReleaseModular Capacitor Concept for DC Link ApplicationsTDK has implemented a modular and versatile power capacitor concept for DC link applications. This, combined with the latest-generation of IGBT modules, allows compact converters for applications in traction, renewable energies and industrial to be brought swiftly to market readiness. Increasingly, tougher requirements are being placed on converters and the required DC link capacitors. They include a high energy density under compact dimensions, control over fast switching operations, a large current capability, high admissible operating temperatures, mechanical compatibility with IGBT modules and a long service life. To fulfill all these demands and thanks to its long-standing expertise in power capacitors with ModCap, TDK has developed a new modular, standardized and scaleable concept for DC link capacitors. In contrast to most conventional DC link capacitors, a cubic design with plastic housings is involved. It is available in two versions with dimensions of 243 x 169.5 x 90 mm or 258 x 215 x 115 mm. ModCap is constructed from parallel interconnected flat windings filled with Polyurethane resin. Thanks to this design, the capacitors can be fitted very near to the IGBT modules, thus producing very short lead lengths. This, combined with a very low 14 nH self-inductance of the capacitors, stops any substantial voltage overshoot at the IGBT modules when the current is shut off. As a result, generally, no snubber capacitors are needed. This in turn, reduces the space requirement and costs of new converter designs.04.11.2020 06:30:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_11.jpghttps://www.tdk-electronics.tdk.com/en/373388/company/press-center/press-releases/press-releases/power-capacitors-tdk-releases-modcap-a-modular-capacitor-concept-for-dc-link-applications/2889684tdk-electronics.tdk.com/press-center
Tim Brown Joins as Sales & Marketing ManagerAmantys Power Electronics Ltd. is delighted to ann...8946PeopleTim Brown Joins as Sales & Marketing ManagerAmantys Power Electronics Ltd. is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Brown to the Senior Management Team as Sales & Marketing Manager. A graduate of the Universities of Manchester and Staffordshire, Tim has a wealth of technical knowledge and experience in the Power, Power Quality and Power Electronics industries, along with sales and business development expertise. Tim will be focusing on Amantys' range of world class gate drive units, supporting leading Power Conversion specialists with the Junction Temperature Estimation technology and Condition Monitoring capabilities of Amantys' products, and offering NRE/consultancy services. Dr Keith Ferguson, General Manager of Amantys commented, "We are extremely fortunate to welcome Tim to our team. With his proven success in sales management and business development, he will be a significant asset to Amantys and our customers".04.11.2020 06:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_1.jpghttps://www.amantys.com/amantys.com
Partnership for the Service of PCB and Engineered Solder MaterialsThe partnership with RENEX expands Indium Corporat...8953Industry NewsPartnership for the Service of PCB and Engineered Solder MaterialsThe partnership with RENEX expands Indium Corporation's existing market reach in Poland as it continues to deliver world-class products and technical service; including solder paste, preforms, ribbon, flux, wire, kits, spheres, and thermal interface materials (TIMs).  "We are excited to work with RENEX to enhance our delivery of world-class products and technical service to manufacturers in Poland," said Brian Craig, Managing Director of Indium Corporation's European Operations. RENEX has been serving Poland's electronic industry with machines and materials as well as tech expertise, being an IPC and ESA training center, for the past 30 years. Its network of 150 dedicated employees, along with its Technology Center, provides deep process and quality training sessions.03.11.2020 13:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-11-15_8.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/communications/news/indium-corporation-strategic-partnership-with-renex-group/indium.com/news
eBook Showcases High-Performance Power Conversion ComponentsMouser Electronics announces an eBook in collabora...8979Industry NewseBook Showcases High-Performance Power Conversion ComponentsMouser Electronics announces an eBook in collaboration with Bourns, exploring best practices for working with power conversion components. In "Achieving Enhanced Performance and Reliability", Bourns and Mouser offer a series of technical articles designed to help readers choose the right components for specific power applications, including multiple related to high-voltage energy storage. The growing importance and prevalence of technologies such as electric vehicles, renewable energy sources, and advanced communications networks require reliable components to support developments in energy storage and power conversion. "Achieving Enhanced Performance and Reliability", the eBook from Mouser and Bourns, presents deep dives into topics including rechargeable batteries, battery management systems (BMS) in high-voltage energy storage, and reducing winding loss in a ferrite inductor. The eBook includes convenient links and ordering information for Bourns power conversion products designed to meet the needs of these emerging technologies. The SRP-C high-current, shielded power inductors meet the high density current requirements of modern consumer electronics applications, offering low buzz noise for DC/DC converters and power supplies. Bourns' SRP0xxx shielded power inductors feature a metal alloy powder core and flat wire, delivering exceptional temperature stability, low core loss, and low DC resistance.03.11.2020 11:00:00Nov\images\news_2020-12-01_6.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/publicrelations_bourns_power_conversion_ebook_2020final/mouser.com/publicrelations
Virtual Technology Conference MTEC 2020Magnetics' first virtual technology conference, MT...8973Event NewsVirtual Technology Conference MTEC 2020Magnetics' first virtual technology conference, MTEC 2020, will be held December 2, 2020. This one-day event includes sixteen technical presentations plus access to chat with Magnetics' soft magnetic materials experts around the clock. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Magnetics' current products and see what is in store for 2021. ?Presentations are aptly timed based on geographic location, with Magnetics' Asia sales team beginning at 10 AM CST (UTC +8), Europe sales team at 9 AM GMT (UTC), and NAFTA sales team at 9 AM EST (UTC-5). With live Q&A to follow each presentation, Magnetics hopes to answer all your commercial and technical questions regarding their powder, ferrite, and tape wound cores. The full agenda is available on their website at: https://www.mag-inc.com/Company/Trade-Shows/MTEC-2020. Whether you have a specific design question to discuss or simply want to see what's new, Magnetics' sales and engineering teams look forward to "meeting" you. Registration is free of charge. If you are unable to attend the conference on the 2nd, most presentations will be available until December 11; however, registration is still required.31.10.2020 23:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_28.pnghttps://www.mag-inc.com/Company/Trade-Shows/MTEC-2020mag-inc.com/MTEC-2020
High Capacity Switching for Automotive TechnologyWhen it comes to switching solutions, contemporary...8961Product ReleaseHigh Capacity Switching for Automotive TechnologyWhen it comes to switching solutions, contemporary automotive application design resorts more and more to PCB mounted products. The primacy of miniaturization and efficiency without compromises in terms of reliability and performance render THT or PiP mounted relays a perfect solution for multiple high current loads. The high capacity TT series – supporting 60A @14VDC with a double make 2 Form A (1 Form U) contact configuration – is tailored to smart junction boxes that come to use in applications throughout the vehicle. "Those state-of-the-art junction boxes", as Michael Immle from Panasonic Industry Europe summarizes, "are a downright leap in terms of switching structure: The overall ratio of relays em-ployed is currently increasing significantly – as well as the overall share of PCB-mounted relays." Coming in miniaturized housings 17.8 x 13 x 16 mm, TT relay series is expected to save between 15% to 29% board space in comparison to similar products. With available heat-resistant (110°C) or pin in paste soldering compatible types, the TT series of Panasonic Industry is now a first-choice product for high capacity switching in many car applications – such as defoggers, head lamps, seat heaters, fog lamps, fan motors and many others.29.10.2020 11:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_16.jpghttps://industry.panasonic.eu/panasonic-industry-news/high-capacity-switching-next-gen-automotive-technology-new-60a-rated-tt-series-panasonic-industrypanasonic-industry-news
Silicon Carbide Schottky Barrier Diode for Automotive ApplicationsAs vehicle electrification continues rapid growth ...8957Product ReleaseSilicon Carbide Schottky Barrier Diode for Automotive ApplicationsAs vehicle electrification continues rapid growth worldwide, innovative power technologies such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) are required for high-voltage automotive systems ranging from motors to on-board charging and DC/DC converters. Microchip Technology announced its newly-qualified 700 and 1200V SiC Schottky Barrier Diode (SBD) power devices, providing Electric Vehicle (EV) system designers with solutions that meet stringent automotive quality standards across a wide range of voltage, current and package options. For EV power designers who need to increase system efficiency while maintaining high quality, Microchip's AEC-Q101-qualified devices maximize system reliability and ruggedness and enable stable and lasting application life. The devices' superior avalanche performance allows designers to reduce the need for external protection circuits, reducing system cost and complexity. "As a long-time supplier to the automotive industry, Microchip's continued expansion of automotive-capable power solutions is leading the transformation of power systems in vehicle electrification," said Leon Gross, vice president of Microchip's discrete product business unit. "Our focus is to provide automotive solutions that help our clients easily transition to SiC while minimizing the risk of quality, supply and support challenges." Microchip has been a supplier to the automotive industry for more than 25 years. The company's SiC technology, as well as its multiple IATF 16949:2016-certified fabrication facilities, provide high-quality devices through flexible manufacturing alternatives, helping minimize risk in the supply chain. 28.10.2020 07:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_12.jpghttps://www.microchip.com/en/pressreleasepage/microchip-releases-newest-generation-of-aec-q101-qualified-700-and-1200v-silicon-carbide-(sic)microchip.com/pressreleasepage
750V DC/DC Converter for Light-Rail and Industrial ApplicationsPowerbox has announced the release of its high eff...8965Product Release750V DC/DC Converter for Light-Rail and Industrial ApplicationsPowerbox has announced the release of its high efficiency 750VDC input DC/DC converter for light-rail and industrial applications. The switching stage of the PRBX ENR500D is based on an enhanced resonant topology providing a high efficiency of 95% typical across the low to high load range. Designed for railway applications, the ENR500D fulfills the stringent standard EN 50124-1 and delivers full performance across the temperature range of -40 to +70 degrees C. The ENR500D shortens time-to-market when a custom solution is required. Dependent upon their location and the technology available at the time of installation, a wide variety of electrically powered traction systems are used in rapid transit systems around the world. Most metros operate from dc power either at 750VDC with a third rail, or 1.5kV with a third rail or from an overhead catenary. 750VDC is very common in light rail, powering both the rolling-stock equipment as well trackside signaling systems. The same voltage is also used in industrial equipment and in applications such as mining. Taking into account the large range of applications and environmental conditions, PRBX designers have to consider where a power converter will be installed and as such, the environmental conditions it has to withstand. As specified in the European Standard EN 50124-1, Macro-environmental conditions (PD1 to PD4B), power converters can be part of a hermetically sealed equipment varying from no ventilation up to forced ventilation using clean filtered air from outdoors, and requiring a flexible, robust design able to meet such a large range of environmental conditions.27.10.2020 15:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_20.jpghttps://www.prbx.com/2020/10/powerbox-announces-high-efficiency-750v-dc-dc-converter-for-light-rail-and-industrial-applications/prbx.com
Expanded Schottky Diode PortfolioUnitedSiC has announced four Junction Barrier Scho...8964Product ReleaseExpanded Schottky Diode PortfolioUnitedSiC has announced four Junction Barrier Schottky (JBS) diodes to complement its FET and JFET transistor products. The UJ3D 1200V and 1700V devices are part of the company's 3rd generation of SiC Merged-PiN-Schottky (MPS) diodes. Possessing a VF x Qc figure of merit (FoM) that is at least 12-15% better than what diodes from other manufacturers can achieve, these SiC SB diodes are highly optimized for power system designs requiring elevated efficiency levels and ultra-fast switching speeds. Having a >8.8mm clearance between the anode and the cathode means they are better at coping with high pollution environments where voltage transients are likely to be present. In high current situations, the novel PN junction arrangement featured enables the injection of additional charge carriers. Thanks to this, the diodes can withstand much higher surge currents than competing devices (up to 12x the rated current). There is a 1700V 25A-rated option, plus three 1200V devices in 10A, 20A and 50A-rated options. Fully compliant with the AEC-Q101 automotive standard, all SiC diodes come in a compact TO247-2L package format and in die form. Applications that will benefit most from these new SiC diodes include fast-charge electric vehicle (EV) charging access points, industrial motor drives and solar energy inverters. As Anup Bhalla, VP Engineering at UnitedSiC, explains: "Through the unique characteristics of the UJ3D1725K2, we can provide our customers with reliable, space-saving, cost-effective SiC diodes that have substantially better performance levels and assured quality, supported by high volume manufacturing."26.10.2020 14:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_19.pnghttps://unitedsic.com/news/unitedsic-expands-schottky-diode-portfolio/unitedsic.com/news
Strategic Partnership to Develop Intelligent Power ModulesSTMicroelectronics and Sanken Electric have collab...8952Industry NewsStrategic Partnership to Develop Intelligent Power ModulesSTMicroelectronics and Sanken Electric have collaborated to unleash the performance and practical advantages of intelligent power modules (IPM) in high-voltage, high-power equipment designs. The two companies are developing and will jointly market 650V/50A and 1200V/10A industrial modules, which simplify design challenges and shrink the bill of materials for HVAC systems, industrial servo drives, industrial washing machines, and general-purpose inverters over 3 kW. The ST/Sanken IPM product roadmap will continue with 650V/50A automotive-grade modules for high-voltage compressors, pumps, and cooling fans. "With ST and Sanken contributing their strengths, we can bring these new high-voltage, high-power IPMs to industrial and automotive markets, ensuring superior performance, efficiency, and reliability," said Masao Hoshino, Director and Head of Device Business Corporate Headquarters of Sanken. Marco Monti, President, Automotive and Discrete Group, STMicroelectronics, said, "These new devices extend our established STPOWER SLLIMM portfolio with a High-Power (HP) product line to address applications over 3 kW and introduce our first automotive-grade IPMs that permit sleeker designs and greater reliability." IPMs let designers replace traditional power circuits built using discrete components with a compact, integrated device that simplifies circuit layout and PCB design. This helps accelerate time to market and improve cost-effectiveness and reliability. Leveraging easier manufacturing, faster assembly, and bill-of-materials savings, designers of high-voltage equipment can create new generations of power products that are space-saving, economical, energy-efficient, and robust.26.10.2020 12:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_7.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/p4294.htmlnewsroom.st.com
IC Sales Surpass One Billion UnitsPower Integrations announced that shipments of the...8950Industry NewsIC Sales Surpass One Billion UnitsPower Integrations announced that shipments of the groundbreaking InnoSwitch family of ICs have surpassed one billion units. Launched in 2014, the InnoSwitch family was the first to incorporate Power Integrations' innovative FluxLink communication technology, which provides highly accurate secondary-side control without the need for an optocoupler, resulting in exceptional energy efficiency, reliability and robustness. InnoSwitch ICs, including the InnoSwitch3 family which launched in 2017, support a diverse range of power-supply applications including USB PD chargers, consumer electronics, PCs, displays, servers, appliances, industrial devices and automotive. Commenting on the billion-unit milestone, Power Integrations' president and CEO Balu Balakrishnan said: "The InnoSwitch family set a new standard in power-conversion technology and hailed a paradigm shift in power-supply design. The expensive, complicated method of combining a primary-side controller and associated MOSFETs with a synchronous rectification controller has given way to a more highly integrated architecture that is simple, elegant, more reliable and more efficient. We are delighted by the market's response to InnoSwitch ICs and proud to have shipped more than one billion units."26.10.2020 10:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_5.jpghttps://investors.power.com/investors/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/Power-Integrations-Demonstrates-Continued-Industry-Leadership-as-InnoSwitch-IC-Sales-Surpass-One-Billion-Units/default.aspxpower.com/press-releases
BATTERYCAPS Available with up to 70,000 FaradWith the ESD-SCAPs, the Korean manufacturer SAMWHA...8940Product ReleaseBATTERYCAPS Available with up to 70,000 FaradWith the ESD-SCAPs, the Korean manufacturer SAMWHA sets the bar high in the field of capacitor energy storage. For the first time, the hybrid capacitors known as BATTERYCAPs are available with a capacity of 70,000 farads. "With the ESD-SCAP, SAMWHA presents a hybrid capacitor with the form factor of the EDLC or ULTRACAPs commonly used up to now, at the same voltage level of 2.8V. Its energy density is thus incomparably higher", says Rainer Hake, Managing Director of CAPCOMP GmbH, where the new energy storage devices are now available on the European market for the first time. The high energy and power density of the ESD-SCAP combined with the long service life open up completely new areas of application. The high capacity of the BATTERYCAPs allows applications where the classic ULTRACAP or Lithium batteries are not practical. One possible area of application, for example, is self-sufficient lighting systems that are charged during the day using solar cells and then act as a light source at night. The LED illuminants used today allow high luminous intensity at low power consumption and are therefore ideally suited for operation with the ESD-SCAP.23.10.2020 12:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_18.jpghttps://www.capcomp.de/en/contact-press-relaeses.htmlcapcomp.de/press
Call for Proposals for Innovation and Young Engineer AwardThe SEMIKRON Innovation Award and the SEMIKRON You...8949Industry NewsCall for Proposals for Innovation and Young Engineer AwardThe SEMIKRON Innovation Award and the SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award is given for outstanding innovations in projects, prototypes, services or novel concepts in the field of power electronics in Europe, combined with notable societal benefits in form of supporting environmental protection and sustainability by improving energy efficiency and conservation of resources. Both prizes have been initiated and are donated by the SEMIKRON Foundation which is awarding the prizes in cooperation with the European ECPE Network. With the award the SEMIKRON Foundation wants to motivate people of all ages and organisations of any legal status to deal with innovations in power electronics, a key technology of the 21th century, in order to improve environmental protection and sustainability by energy efficiency and conservation of resources. The SEMIKRON Innovation and Young Engineer Prizes 2021 will be awarded in the frame of the ECPE Annual Event in March 2021 in Erding/Muinch. A single person or a team of researchers can be awarded. The Innovation Award includes prize money of EUR 10,000.00, the Young Engineer Award for researchers who have not yet completed their 30th year of age includes prize money of EUR 3,000.00. The deadline for submission ends on 18.01.2021! Please send your proposal resp. your application with the reference ´SEMIKRON Innovation Award´ by email to Thomas Harder, General Manager of ECPE e.V., thomas.harder@ecpe.org. The receipt of your proposal will be confirmed by email immediately. Your proposal comprising 3-5 pages in total should be structured according to the headline given below and submitted in English language.23.10.2020 09:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_4.jpghttps://www.semikron.com/about-semikron/news-press/detail/announcement-and-call-for-proposals-for-semikron-innovation-award-and-semikron-young-engineer-award-awarded-by-the-semikron-foundation-2021.htmlsemikron.com/news-press
High Volume Manufacture of Composite ComponentsTRB Lightweight Structures (TRB) has created a pro...8958Product ReleaseHigh Volume Manufacture of Composite ComponentsTRB Lightweight Structures (TRB) has created a production process to deliver continuous-fibre thermoset composite parts at high volume. By combining innovations in materials science with robotic manufacturing, TRB is making advanced composites competitive for automotive and aviation markets. This automated manufacturing process is already being used to supply a global Tier 1 powertrain manufacturer with critical battery components destined for electric buses. TRB's unique manufacturing process combines proprietary snap-cure resins and in-house produced prepreg materials with state-of-the-art robotic production to generate high-spec, ready-to-ship thermoset parts in just minutes. These custom materials are fed into a fully integrated process, automating cutting, lay up, pressing and curing to allow parts to be manufactured faster and more cost effectively, while meeting exacting quality standards. This rapid method of manufacturing is ideally suited to the high volume production of components for EVs – as well as a wide range of other applications – and can be adapted to include additional material layers offering thermal, electrical conductivity and electromagnetic radiation protection. TRB manufactures its prepreg materials in house, putting the company in a unique position to provide modified resins and materials to meet precise application requirements. TRB has already created a high-volume production facility in the US, and is establishing the same capabilities at its UK base. Richard Holland, Managing Director of TRB, said: "While high volume composites have many applications, we have chosen to focus on the fast-expanding EV market – both on the road and in the sky – given our mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation."22.10.2020 08:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_13.jpghttps://trbls.com/2020/10/22/trb-develops-ground-breaking-solution-for-high-volume-manufacture-of-composite-components/trbls.com
Buck Converters with Integrated Ferrite-Bead CompensationTexas Instruments introduced a family of low-noise...8944Product ReleaseBuck Converters with Integrated Ferrite-Bead CompensationTexas Instruments introduced a family of low-noise DC/DC switching regulators with integrated ferrite-bead compensation. The TPS62912 and TPS62913 offer low noise of 20 µVRMS for frequencies ranging from 100 Hz to 100 kHz and ultra-low output-voltage ripple of 10 µVRMS, giving engineers the ability to remove one or more low-dropout regulators (LDOs) from their designs, reduce power losses by up to 76% and save 36% of board space. Noise in the power supply is a key design challenge in many high-precision test and measurement, medical, aerospace and defense, and wireless infrastructure applications. A traditional low-noise power-supply architecture includes a DC/DC converter; a low-noise LDO such as the TPS7A52, TPS7A53 or TPS7A54; and an off-chip filter, such as a ferrite bead. By integrating ferrite-bead compensation, the TPS62912 and TPS62913 use the ferrite bead already present in most systems as an effective filter against high-frequency noise, reducing the power supply output voltage ripple by approximately 30 dB and simplifying the power supply design. High-precision systems require supply rails with low noise and low ripple to preserve signal accuracy and integrity. The TPS62912 and TPS62913 offer both, along with a power-supply rejection ratio of 65 dB at up to 100 kHz.21.10.2020 16:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_22.jpghttps://news.ti.com/industrys-first-low-noise-buck-converters-with-integrated-ferrite-bead-compensation-simplify-high-precision-designsnews.ti.com
Application Specific FET CategoryNexperia has responded to industry's demands to ma...8926Industry NewsApplication Specific FET CategoryNexperia has responded to industry's demands to maximize performance by defining a MOSFET product group. Application Specific FETs (ASFETs) feature MOSFETs with optimized parameters for specific applications. By focusing on individual applications, significant improvements can be offered. Nexperia is offering ASFET families for battery isolation, motor control, hot-swap and Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications. Defining the improvements that these tailored ASFETs can offer is application specific, examples include, 3x – 5x improvement in Safe Operating Area (SOA) for hot-swap applications, and maximum current ratings in excess of 300 A for motor applications. Commented Chris Boyce, Senior Director for the Power MOSFETs Group at Nexperia: "As designers push the boundaries of performance, it is crucial to understand how the MOSFET will be used in the application. There are 100+ parameters on a regular MOSFET datasheet but usually only a few are critical in each project.  However, as the applications change, so do the critical parameters. At Nexperia, we determine the performance of every element of our products; the core silicon technology, the chip design, the package and the manufacturing & test procedures. By keeping individual application requirements front & centre of our thinking, we can choose to optimise the parameters that matter most in a particular use-case, often at the expense of others of less relevance"21.10.2020 09:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_4.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/nexperia-establishes-new-application-specific-FET-category-to-deliver-optimized-performance.htmlnexperia.com/news
Packaging Research for Power ElectronicsPalomar Technologies and the Fraunhofer Institute ...8925Industry NewsPackaging Research for Power ElectronicsPalomar Technologies and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB in Erlangen, Germany, announced their joint research initiative in the area of high-quality, void-free power module packaging for electric vehicles. "We are delighted to be working with Fraunhofer IISB within this new initiative," said Bruce Hueners, CEO and President for Palomar Technologies and SST Vacuum Reflow Systems. "Palomar Technologies works with research institutes around the world to contribute to the development and advancement of techniques and technologies key to microelectronics packaging for the semiconductor industry. The work with these institutes results in new processes, new products, or new applications for industry." Fraunhofer IISB conducts applied research and development in the field of electronic systems for application in, e.g., electric mobility, aerospace, Industry 4.0, power grids, or energy technology. In this connection, the institute uniquely covers the entire value chain – from basic materials to whole power electronic systems. "The packaging technologies are essential for cost effective and reliable power electronics. They offer the potential for improvements in every single domain. This cooperation will allow us to create significant progress in the field of solder materials and processing," explained Andreas Schletz, head of the department for devices, packaging, and reliability at Fraunhofer IISB.21.10.2020 08:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_3.jpghttps://www.iisb.fraunhofer.de/en/press_media/press_releases/pressearchiv/archiv_2020/palomar_joint-research_2020.htmliisb.fraunhofer.de/press
Automotive-Qualified GaN-TransistorsGaN Systems announced the release and availability...8968Product ReleaseAutomotive-Qualified GaN-TransistorsGaN Systems announced the release and availability of the first product in a family of 650V, 60A transistors for the automotive market. The GS-065-060-5-T-A is designed to meet automotive reliability standards including AEC-Q101 qualification and GaN Systems' AutoQual+ testing and qualification. AutoQual+ is an enhanced AEC-Q test sequence based on the company's collaboration with automotive partners to prove its transistors lifetimes exceed market requirements. The GaN transistor provides low RDS(on) (25 mO) and features a 60A IDS rating and GaN Systems' high-performance GaNPX packaging, which enables ultra-low inductance and best thermal resistance in a compact form factor. Leveraging these transistors, wide ranging automotive applications from onboard battery chargers, DC-DC converters, EV traction inverters, electronic power steering, and motor drives can benefit from high reliability and reductions in volume, weight, and cost. GaN Systems' methodology for the qualification of its transistors is based upon a collaboration with select customers in the global automotive industry. This joint effort resulted in an enhanced test methodology, AutoQual+, using AEC-Q101 tests as a baseline and then adding additional tests that address GaN-specific wear-out mechanisms. The additional testing of AutoQual+ ensures GaN Systems' power semiconductors are reliable and robust in the rigors of the automobile environment. As a result, GaN Systems products meet the lifetime requirements the automotive industry requires with demonstrated FIT rates much less than 1, setting new benchmarks in the GaN industry.20.10.2020 18:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_23.pnghttps://gan-systems.reportablenews.com/pr/gan-systems-extends-market-leadership-with-next-generation-automotive-qualified-transistorsgan-systems.reportablenews.com
3 Watt Dc-Dc Converters Ideal for Portable ElectronicsCUI Inc announced the addition of four ultra-thin ...8943Product Release3 Watt Dc-Dc Converters Ideal for Portable ElectronicsCUI Inc announced the addition of four ultra-thin converter series to its isolated dc-dc converter line. The PYBJ3 series of isolated dc-dc converters are suitable for use in convection-cooled equipment and applications, including microcontrollers, datacom, telecom, remote sensor systems, and portable electronics.20.10.2020 15:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_21.jpghttps://www.cui.com/news/press-releases/ultra-thin-low-profile-3-watt-dc-dc-converters-ideal-for-portable-electronicscui.com/news
ECPE Events• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Power Circuits for Clean S...8931Event NewsECPE Events• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Power Circuits for Clean Switching and Low Losses'<br>18 - 19 November 2020, Digital Event via Webex <br>• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Testing Automotive Power Modules according to the ECPE Guideline AQG 324'<br>20 - 21 Januar 2021, Digital Event via Webex <br>• ECPE Online Tutorial 'Drivers and Control Circuitry for IGBTs and MOSFETs' (Programme coming soon)<br>23 – 24 February 2021, Digital Event via Webex <br>• ECPE Workshop 'ECPE SiC & GaN User Forum – Potential of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors in Power Electronic Applications' <br>2 – 3 March 2021, Erding/Munich, Germany<br>• ECPE Tutorial 'EMC in Power Electronics'<br>11 - 12 March 2021, Eindhoven, Netherlands20.10.2020 14:00:00Oct\images\news_ecpe.pnghttps://www.ecpe.org/events/workshops-tutorials/all/ecpe.org/events
Volkswagen Adopts Battery Management SolutionsIn a keynote speech opening the NXP Connects devel...8929Industry NewsVolkswagen Adopts Battery Management SolutionsIn a keynote speech opening the NXP Connects developer conference, NXP CEO Kurt Sievers announced a collaboration with Volkswagen centered on the electronics for electric vehicles (EVs). Volkswagen has adopted NXP's battery management system (BMS) into its innovative MEB platform to help increase vehicle range, extend battery longevity, and enhance safety. NXP's BMS provides the flexibility and scalability needed to meet the diverse range needs of today's electromobility customers, whether they seek a compact car, the groundbreaking ID.3, a plug-in hybrid, or a luxury electric vehicle like the ID.4, Audi e-Tron or Porsche Taycan. "As part of the first wave of Volkswagen's battery electric vehicle initiative, we'll deliver up to 75 full-electric vehicle models to market by 20291," said Dr. Holger Manz, Head of Development for Vehicle Energy Supply and High Voltage Systems, Volkswagen AG. "Incorporating a functionally safe battery management system that can scale across many car models makes it easier to achieve the full power potential of a battery, optimized range, and the extension of the battery's lifetime."20.10.2020 12:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_7.jpghttps://media.nxp.com/news-releases/news-release-details/volkswagen-adopts-nxp-battery-management-solutions-its-mebmedia.nxp.com/news
Bidirectional Power Supply with Integrated SiC-MOSFETsTesting is a critical part of bringing any electri...8938Product ReleaseBidirectional Power Supply with Integrated SiC-MOSFETsTesting is a critical part of bringing any electric drivetrain into production. Traditional test setups require a dedicated DC source and electronic load in parallel to deal with bidirectional energy flow. The power supply PSB 10000 of EA Elektro-Automatik offers a bidirectional solution for this application. It simplifies the test setup and reduces test time. Additionally, it offers great potential for savings in both acquisition and maintenance costs. Thanks to the discrete 1200 V CoolSiC MOSFETs from Infineon Technologies the system operates with efficiencies of over 96 percent. Used as an electronic load, the energy is fed back into the power grid, and only a small amount of energy is dissipated in the form of heat. The power density is industry-leading with 30 kW in a single 4U 19" housing. The device series PSB 10000 features an output stage with an extended scope of operation. Typical programmable DC sources offer full output power only at maximum voltage and current. The devices from EA Elektro-Automatik, on the other hand, offer full power from as little as one-third of the output voltage or output current. Charging or discharging a vehicle battery can serve as a good example. Even if the battery voltage rises or falls, the current automatically adjusts and thus provides full power. The flexibility of the devices can save a lot of equipment when testing different electronic components.20.10.2020 10:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_16.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFIPC202010-004.htmlinfineon.com/press
Module for Programmable DC Power SuppliesMagna-Power Electronics introduced the DBx Module ...8935Product ReleaseModule for Programmable DC Power SuppliesMagna-Power Electronics introduced the DBx Module for its MagnaDC programmable DC power supplies, bringing ultra-high performance to nearly all models and product series, from 1.5 kW to 3,000 kW. The DBx Module, combined with MagnaDC power supplies, delivers ultra-high stability, low ripple, high precision, and high accuracy, with voltage, current, and power control modes. Systems utilizing the DBx Module can span voltage ranges from 0-10 Vdc to 0-1,000 Vdc and current levels up to 6,000 Adc. When the DBx Module is combined with MagnaDC programmable power supplies, the combined system achieves up to 10x reduction in ripple, 24-bit readback resolution, and less than 5 ppm stability in either voltage- or current-mode control. The DBx Module provides a broad range of magnet power supply solutions for high-energy physics and medical applications, including driving dipole, quadrupole, and steering magnets for particle accelerators, providing high accuracy and low ripple for high-power ATE calibration applications, or other high-power applications requiring extremely low-noise power supplies where use of a linear power supply is not practical or desired. The DBx Module is a 1U (1.75" high) rack-mount series connected add-on for MagnaDC programmable power supplies, using multiple stages to filter ripple, common-mode noise, and differential mode noise. Temperature-stabilized controls and a fluxgate direct-current current transformer (DCCT) provide industry-leading stability less than 5 ppm in voltage or current-mode control, temperature coefficients as low as 0.05 ppm/°C, and resolution up to 24-bit. Multiple configurations of the DBx Module are available, which differ in what stages are present and whether the DCCT is internal or external.20.10.2020 07:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_13.jpghttps://magna-power.com/company/news/2020-10-20-ultra-high-stability-high-precision-dbx-module-for-programmable-dc-power-supplies-now-available-from-1-5-kw-to-3-000-kwmagna-power.com/news
APEC 2021 Announces New DatesThe Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) an...8924Event NewsAPEC 2021 Announces New DatesThe Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and its sponsors, the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS} and the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) are pleased to announce that APEC 2021 will now be held from June 9-13, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ. The conference and exposition had previously been scheduled to take place in March. Additionally, the exposition will take place at the start of the conference rather than in the middle as it has been in years past. The location of APEC 2021 will remain, as originally planned, at the Phoenix Arizona Convention Center. The decision to change the dates of the conference and exposition was made after much consideration between sponsors, the city of Phoenix, and other stakeholders. By moving the global conference for power electronics professionals to June, the organizing committee believes that it will be in a better position to host a safer and more successful in-person event. The committee will continue to assess public health and safety matters in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and will make any further adjustments, if necessary, in a timely manner. With the change of dates, the organizing committee will also re-open the submission process for Technical Papers, Industry Session Presentations, and Professional Education Seminars. More details and timelines will follow in the coming weeks. Those who have already submitted to the conference will not need to re-submit, but may amend or update previously submitted digests.20.10.2020 07:00:00Oct\images\news_apec1.jpghttp://apec-conf.org/news/apec-2021-announces-new-dates/apec-conf.org/news
SiC-MOSFETs for Power Conversion ApplicationsGeneSiC Semiconductor announces the availability o...8934Product ReleaseSiC-MOSFETs for Power Conversion ApplicationsGeneSiC Semiconductor announces the availability of 6.5kV SiC MOSFET bare chips – G2R300MT65-CAL and G2R325MS65-CAL. Full SiC modules utilizing this technology are soon to be released. Applications are expected to include traction, pulsed power, smart grid infrastructure and other medium-voltage power converters. GeneSiC's innovation features a SiC double-implanted metal oxide semiconductor (DMOSFET) device structure with a junction barrier schottky (JBS) rectifier integrated into the SiC DMOSFET unit cell. This leading-edge power device can be used in a variety of power conversion circuits in the next generation of power conversion systems. Other significant advantages include more efficient bi-directional performance, temperature independent switching, low switching and conduction losses, reduced cooling requirements, superior long-term reliability, ease of paralleling devices and cost benefits. GeneSiC's technology offers superior performance and also has the potential to reduce the net SiC material footprint in power converters. "GeneSiC's 6.5kV SiC MOSFETs are designed and fabricated on 6-inch wafers to realize low on-state resistance, highest quality, and superior price-performance index. This MOSFET technology featuring an on-chip integrated JBS diode promises exemplar performance, superior ruggedness and long-term reliability for medium-voltage power conversion applications" said Dr. Siddarth Sundaresan, VP of Technology at GeneSiC Semiconductor.20.10.2020 06:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_12.pnghttps://www.genesicsemi.com/press-release-6-5kv-sic-mosfet/genesicsemi.com/press
Silicon Carbide MOSFET Offers Reduced LossesToshiba Electronics Europe has launched a 1200V si...8941Product ReleaseSilicon Carbide MOSFET Offers Reduced LossesToshiba Electronics Europe has launched a 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET for high power industrial applications including 400V AC input AC-DC power supplies, Photovoltaic (PV) inverters and bi-directional DC-DC converters for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). The TW070J120B power MOSFET is based upon SiC, a wide bandgap material that allows devices to deliver high voltage resistance, high-speed switching, and low On-resistance when compared to conventional MOSFETs and insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) products based upon silicon (Si). As a result, the MOSFET will make a significant contribution to reduced power consumption and improved power density, leading to opportunities for system downsizing. Fabricated with Toshiba's second-generation chip design, the SiC MOSFET offers enhanced reliability. Additionally, the TW070J120B realizes low input capacitance (CISS) of 1680pF (typ.), a low gate-input charge (Qg) of 67nC (typ.), and a drain-to-source On-resistance (RDS(ON)) of just 70mO (typ.). When compared with a 1200V silicon IGBT such as Toshiba's GT40QR21, the new device reduces turn-Off switching loss by approximately 80% and switching time (fall time) by around 70%, while delivering low On-voltage characteristics with a drain current (ID) of up to 20A.19.10.2020 13:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_19.pnghttp://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/eu/company/news/2020/10/MOSFET_20201019-1.htmltoshiba.semicon-storage.com/news
Focus on Silicon Carbide and Gallium NitrideCree announced that the Company has entered into a...8930Industry NewsFocus on Silicon Carbide and Gallium NitrideCree announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit ("Cree LED") to SMART Global Holdings for up to $300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by the Company's board of directors, Cree expects to receive an initial cash payment of $50 million upon closing and $125 million to be paid upon maturity of a seller note issued by SMART to Cree due August 2023. Cree also has the potential to receive an earn-out payment of up to $125 million based on the revenue and gross profit performance of Cree LED in the first full four quarters post-transaction close, also payable in the form of a three-year seller note. "We are pleased to announce the sale of our LED Products business to SMART, which represents another key milestone in our transformational journey to create a pure-play global semiconductor powerhouse," said Cree CEO Gregg Lowe. "This transaction uniquely positions us with a sharpened strategic focus to lead the industry transition from silicon to silicon carbide and further strengthens our financial position, which will support continued investments to capitalize on multi-decade growth opportunities across EV, 5G and industrial applications. SMART has a strong platform and a solid track record of successfully acquiring and integrating technology businesses."19.10.2020 13:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_8.jpghttps://www.cree.com/news-events/news/article/smart-global-holdings-to-acquire-cree-led-businesscree.com/news
Gate Drivers for Advanced 48V Battery SystemsAllegro MicroSystems introduced a portfolio of 80V...8939Product ReleaseGate Drivers for Advanced 48V Battery SystemsAllegro MicroSystems introduced a portfolio of 80V motor drivers for advanced 48V automotive systems. Allegro's 48V products effectively address the critical need for flexible and reliable solutions in electric vehicles. Drawing on decades of experience, Allegro's suite of fully integrated gate drivers offers optimized architecture and performance directly impacting vehicle weight, battery/fuel efficiency, and driver safety. With the robust design and performance customers have come to expect, Allegro's new gate drivers are prepared to suit any load configuration from half bridge with independent high-side and low-side outputs to three-phase brushless DC (BLDC) control. Developed on a high-voltage process node for 48V systems, these devices offer world-class safety diagnostics and diagnostic verification enabled with a fully compliant ISO 26262 process. Allegro's full solution 48V gate drivers are reliable, robust, and offer optimal flexibility. Augmented based on application, these devices offer multiple topologies and can support various loads (up to 10 kW) from catalytic heaters and actuators to EPS and braking applications. "The advantages for 48V are clear," says Steve Lutz, Product Line Director at Allegro. "Engineers can now increase efficiency, reduce weight and design size, and achieve a more accurate and higher performance driver experience. As the electric vehicle (EV) market is rapidly expanding, so too is our portfolio of 48V products. Our innovative solutions integrate the right features for the right application-all while being one of the safest and smallest offerings on the market." 19.10.2020 11:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_17.jpghttps://www.allegromicro.com/en/about-allegro/news-room/2020/48v-motors-press-releaseallegromicro.com/news-room
Thyristor ModulesProton-Electrotex is happy to announce the launch ...8960Product ReleaseThyristor ModulesProton-Electrotex is happy to announce the launch of a thyristor and thyristor-diode module ??3-700-18-?2 with increased power density. This module is based on its predecessor ??3-540-18-?2. The higher power density was achieved by upgrading the semiconductor element with minimal changes to other design elements. Specifically, the module was designed with a new topology increasing the active cathode area by 10%, reduced thickness of the diffusion element and improved diffusion profile. The extensive research and testing program behind these changes allowed to achieve previously unavailable parameters. The module features lower losses in open state, lower thermal junction-case resistance, and higher surge current. Mean current in open state ITAV increased by 20% to 700A. Repetitive peak off-state and reverse voltage VDRM/ VRRM values are 1400-1800 V.19.10.2020 10:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_15.jpghttps://en.proton-electrotex.com/news/new-thyristor-modulesproton-electrotex.com/news
embedded world 2021 Goes DigitalThe embedded world Exhibition&Conference will take...8923Event Newsembedded world 2021 Goes DigitalThe embedded world Exhibition&Conference will take place next year as a completely digital event. Both the trade fair and accompanying conferences, the embedded world Conference and the electronic displays Conference, will be held as virtual formats under the name embedded world DIGITAL. Participants will have five days at their disposal from March 1-5, 2021. With this decision, NürnbergMesse is reacting to the ongoing conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the embedded community – while ensuring participants have planning security in good time. embedded world Exhibition&Conference is the global platform of the embedded community to exchange information and discover the latest trends, products and technologies. "Feedback from the embedded community has shown us that the desire to interact, network and communicate with other professionals and embedded experts remains strong, even throughout this challenging time. With the timely decision to host embedded world 2021 digitally, we are now creating the necessary planning security - for exhibitors and participants. The embedded world Exhibition&Conference DIGITAL at the beginning of March 2021 offers experts from all over the world the ideal opportunity for professional dialogue," says Benedikt Weyerer, Director Exhibition embedded world, NürnbergMesse.16.10.2020 06:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_1.pnghttps://www.embedded-world.de/en/news/press-releases/2020-embedded-world-2021-digital-e0eiq721aq_pireportembedded-world.de/news
Webinar on Materials for HIAIndium Corporation's Sze Pei Lim, Regional Product...8933Event NewsWebinar on Materials for HIAIndium Corporation's Sze Pei Lim, Regional Product Manager, will host an InSIDER Series webinar on soldering material technology for heterogeneous integration on Webex at 8:30 a.m. Singapore Time on Nov. 12 (7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Nov. 11; 12:30 a.m. British Time, Nov. 12). The development of heterogeneous integration, which packs more dies or components into smaller footprints than in previous assemblies, requires the integration of multiple technological advancements in various aspects of advanced packaging, such as substrate design, interconnect methods, and materials. During "Soldering Material Evolution for Heterogeneous Integration", Lim will outline trends in various soldering material technologies for heterogeneous integration, including solder paste, flip-chip, and ball-attach fluxes.15.10.2020 16:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_11.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/communications/news/indium-corporation-expert-to-host-webinar-on-materials-for-hia/indium.com/news
European Calibration LaboratoryYokogawa's European Calibration Laboratory has ach...8928Industry NewsEuropean Calibration LaboratoryYokogawa's European Calibration Laboratory has achieved accreditation to the latest revision of ISO 17025:2017 standard, for power measurements at up to 100 kHz. This accreditation offers quantifiable proof of the laboratory's advanced calibration offering, ensuring users of the facility achieve the most accurate measurement results from their power measurement equipment. It offers quality assurance and a trust in measurement results, allowing engineers to develop the next generation of technologies that combine energy efficiency with leading performance. The standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, enables both Yokogawa's European Standards Laboratory and its customers to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid measurement results, promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world. As a result, test reports and certificates can be accepted from one country to another without the need for further testing. This makes ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration useful for any R&D team, university, research center or product certification organization that performs testing, sampling or calibration and which requires reliable measurement results. Yokogawa's laboratory, based at the company's European Headquarters in Amersfoort, Netherlands, is one of the few industrial (i.e. non-government or national) organizations in the world to offer accredited power calibration at frequencies up to 100 kHz. As such, it forms a key part of Yokogawa's strategy to maintain and grow its market-leading position in the European digital power analyzer market.15.10.2020 11:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_6.jpghttps://tmi.yokogawa.com/eu/news/press-releases/2020/yokogawas-european-calibration-laboratory-meets-new-iso170252017-standard/tmi.yokogawa.com/news
40V Dual MOSFET in 3.3mm x 3.3mm PackageDiodes Incorporated announced an automotive-compli...8937Product Release40V Dual MOSFET in 3.3mm x 3.3mm PackageDiodes Incorporated announced an automotive-compliant 40V dual MOSFET in a 3.3mm x 3.3mm package. The DMT47M2LDVQ can replace two discrete MOSFETs to reduce the board space footprint in many automotive applications, from electric seat control to advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). "The electronic content of vehicles has increased rapidly during the past decade and this has fueled a demand for continuous innovation," commented Ian Moulding, Diodes Incorporated automotive marketing manager. "Our response to this demand has expanded our reputation as a trusted supplier to the automotive sector. "Diodes has posted six consecutive years of double-digit growth in this market," continued Moulding. "The DMT47M2LDVQ is an example of how we are helping the automotive industry address the technical and commercial challenges it faces when developing the next generations of vehicles." The DMT47M2LDVQ integrates two n-channel enhancement mode MOSFETs with the industry's lowest RDS(ON) for this configuration – just 10.9mO at VGS of 10V and ID of 30.2A. This low on-resistance keeps conduction losses to a minimum in applications such as wireless charging or motor control. The typical gate charge of 14.0nC, at a VGS of 10V and ID of 20A, ensures that switching losses are minimized.15.10.2020 09:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_15.jpghttps://www.diodes.com/about/news/press-releases/industrys-first-automotive-compliant-40v-dual-mosfet-in-3-3mm-x-3-3mm-package-introduced-by-diodes-incorporated/diodes.com/news
Reliability in Industrial and Utility ApplicationsIn industrial and utility applications, uptime is ...8942Product ReleaseReliability in Industrial and Utility ApplicationsIn industrial and utility applications, uptime is often one of the most critical aspects of operations – right after safety. ABB is helping to ensure reliable, efficient power in these mission critical industries with its Integritas industrial battery charger. The wall-mounted system features switch-mode rectifier technology that provides transformer-less, efficient power conversion in a compact footprint – providing true N+1 or N+N redundancy in a single battery charger. "Ensuring reliable, efficient AC-to-DC power and battery backup is essential in applications such as utility power, oil and gas, and process control – to name a few – where downtime can be critical," said Mark Lloyd, senior product manager with ABB. "Having reliable, efficient backup power in a single charger with high power density helps ensure these critical applications remain up-and-running while also reducing the footprint of the power equipment needed – freeing up valuable floor space." ABB's versatile industrial battery charger supports the critical DC power and battery charging needs of various rigorous industrial applications – from utilities and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals. It provides up to 18 kilowatts (kW) of output power at 125 volts DC (VDC) from a direct, three-phase, 480-volt AC (VAC) input feed.13.10.2020 14:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_20.jpghttps://electrification.us.abb.com/products/dc-power-systems/integritas-industrial-battery-charger?utm_source=prweb&utm_medium=release&utm_campaign=dc&utm_content=Integritraselectrification.us.abb.com
LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable FlanksNexperia announced a range of LED drivers in the s...8969Product ReleaseLED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable FlanksNexperia announced a range of LED drivers in the space-saving DFN2020D-6 (SOT1118D) package. This case style features side-wettable flanks (SWF) which facilitate the use of AOI (automated optical inspection), and improve reliability. This is the first time LED drivers have been available in this beneficial package. The leadless devices join Nexperia's wide range of LED drivers in leaded packages offering equivalent performance yet reducing PCB space by up to 90% compared to SOT223. With a footprint of just 2x2 mm and a low profile of 0.65 mm, the DFN2020D-6 LED drivers are available in NPN technology. They feature an output current of up to 250 mA (NCR32x types) and a maximum supply voltage of 40 V. Their high thermal power capability is at least equal to any other package for LED drivers. The use of side-wettable flanks not only enables AOI techniques to be used - which is especially important for automotive customers – but also improves reliability. Devices with side-wettable flanks exhibit a greater resistance to shear forces, and can handle greater board flexing without cracking than devices without side-wettable flanks. Commented Frank Matschullat, product group manager at Nexperia: "The new DFN2020D-packaged parts with SWF address the concerns of various sectors – size, performance, ruggedness – so they are a perfect match for many diverse applications in general lighting, white goods and automotive. Nexperia is committed to deliver industry's broadest discrete portfolio in DFN technology, so introducing LED drivers in this rugged, space-saving package is a natural step. However, parts are also available in leaded SMD styles so customers can choose which to use."12.10.2020 19:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-15_24.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/nexperia-launches-industry-first-led-drivers-in-dfn-package-with-side-wettable-flanks.htmlnexperia.com/press-releases
ECCE 2021 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and ExpositionThe Thirteenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congr...8927Event NewsECCE 2021 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and ExpositionThe Thirteenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2021) will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from October 10 to October 14, 2021. ECCE is a pivotal international event on energy conversion. ECCE 2021 will feature both industry-driven and application-oriented technical sessions as well as an exposition. The conference will bring together practicing engineers, researchers and other professionals for interactive and multidisciplinary discussions on the latest advances in areas related to electrical energy conversion. Technical papers are solicited on any subject pertaining to the scope of the conference. The submission deadlines for the paper digests, tutorials, and special sessions are Jan 15, Feb. 12, and Mar. 31, 2021, respectively.12.10.2020 10:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_5.jpghttp://www.ieee-ecce.org/2021/ieee-ecce.org/2021
Workspace Enables Testing on Prototypes of SMPS DesignsKeysight Technologies and ROHM Semiconductor joint...8932Industry NewsWorkspace Enables Testing on Prototypes of SMPS DesignsKeysight Technologies and ROHM Semiconductor jointly announce a PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS)-compatible workspace that enables designers to perform pre-compliance testing on virtual prototypes of switched-mode power supply (SMPS) designs. This capability saves time and cost by catching errors early in the design before they become a big problem. Demand for SMPS is driven by the need for greater efficiency, increased power density and lower cost. Fast, low-loss switches made from silicon carbide (SiC) and related materials will power future applications due to the high performance and efficiency they enable. However, unwanted side effects from high-speed switching include voltage spikes ("ringing"). In addition, it is more difficult to meet conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference (EMI) specifications in higher speed designs. Pre-compliance analysis of a "virtual prototype" or "digital twin" is ideal for managing this challenge, but previously required expertise to build and use the necessary design information, called a "workspace." To address this, Keysight teamed with ROHM to create the "twin" of ROHM's reference design (model P01SCT2080KE-EVK-001) available to mutual customers via Keysight's web site. "Many of our customers struggle to deal with layout effects when current slew rate in the switched loop exceeds 1A/ns because even tiny parasitic inductances cause ringing. Suppressing EMI is also a big challenge for them," said Ippei Yasutake, Group Leader at ROHM. "The digital twin gives our customers the insights they need to make changes without running into problems."08.10.2020 15:00:00Oct\images\news_keysight.pnghttps://www.keysight.com/zz/en/about/newsroom/news-releases/2020/1008-nr20116-keysight-technologies-and-rohm-semiconductor-enable.htmlkeysight.com/newsroom
Expanded Design EcosystemAs electric motors proliferate across a growing ra...8910Product ReleaseExpanded Design EcosystemAs electric motors proliferate across a growing range of system applications, developers need products and tools that ensure systems run as efficiently as possible while reducing board size, component count and energy consumption. Microchip Technology announced it has expanded its motor control offering with digital signal controllers (DSCs) and microcontrollers (MCUs) that are supported by design tools, development hardware, a torque-maximizing algorithm and a refrigerator compressor reference design. "New products like Microchip's dsPIC33C DSC devices with their high analog integration demonstrate our continued investment in simplifying motor control system design while reducing development and bill of materials costs in automotive, industrial, medical and consumer applications," said Joe Thomsen, vice president of Microchip's MCU16 business unit. "Our newly enhanced support ecosystem helps engineers get their designs done faster with the optimum combination of performance, efficiency and reliability." The dsPIC33CK64MC105 DSCs are available in six packages as small as 4 x 4 mm with pin counts from 28 to 48 and priced starting at $1.13 for 10,000 units with memory ranging from 32 KB to 64 KB of Flash with 8 KB of RAM.07.10.2020 07:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_15.jpghttps://www.microchip.com/en/pressreleasepage/microchip-revs-up-motor-control-support-withmicrochip.com/pressreleasepage
TVS Diode Arrays Safeguard Consumer ElectronicsLittelfuse announced a series of 50 A unidirection...8945Product ReleaseTVS Diode Arrays Safeguard Consumer ElectronicsLittelfuse announced a series of 50 A unidirectional TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). Compared to solutions currently available on the market, the SP1250-01ETG 50 A unidirectional TVS diode arrays provide superior protection via lower clamping voltage and low leakage current, all in a PCB space-saving footprint. The SP1250 discrete unidirectional TVS diode array is fabricated in a proprietary silicon avalanche technology. These diode arrays provide high ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection for consumer electronic equipment. The SP1250 safely absorbs repetitive ESD strikes of ±30 kV (contact and air discharge as defined in IEC 61000-4-2) without any performance degradation. Each device can dissipate up to 50 A 8/20 µs surge event. "Incorporating the SP1250 in your consumer electronics design provides ultra-strong ESD suppression and excellent surge protection for the product's power lines, even in harsh environments," said Jia Zhu, Product Manager, TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). "This design choice will result in both high reliability and longer operating life for end users."06.10.2020 17:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-11-01_23.jpghttps://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/news/news-releases/2020/10.06-tvs-diode-arrays-safeguard-consumer-electronic.aspxlittelfuse.com/news
Drivers Optimized to Drive Rad Hard GaN TransistorsEPC Space announced a family of Rad Hard enhanceme...8915Product ReleaseDrivers Optimized to Drive Rad Hard GaN TransistorsEPC Space announced a family of Rad Hard enhancement mode GaN drivers and power stages. Rad Hard GaN drivers are optimized to drive Rad Hard GaN transistors in critical spaceborne systems. Rad Hard power stages integrate a high-speed gate drive circuit with power switches to provide a complete power stage in a tiny footprint for smaller, lower weight systems. The Drivers and Power Stages product line includes ultra-fast low-side eGaN drivers, ultra-fast dual low-side eGaN drivers, and half bridge drivers with integrated eGaN power switches. These devices are ideal for high speed DC-DC conversion, synchronous rectification, commercial satellite electrical power systems (EPS) and avionics, and multi-phase motor drives. As an example, thousands of these devices are currently flying in orbit as motor drivers for satellite reaction wheels. Beyond the performance improvement inherent from using GaN-based devices, these products offer superior radiation hardness under heavy ions (SEE) and gamma radiation (TID). EPC Space devices are manufactured in an AS9100D certified facility in the greater Boston area. "These devices provide engineers with a higher performance, modular solution with guaranteed electrical, thermal, and radiation performance," said Max Zafrani, Chief Technology Officer. "In addition to very high efficiencies and extremely low parts count, operation above 1 MHz enables smaller magnetics for smaller, lower weight designs and an extremely cost competitive solution"06.10.2020 12:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_20.jpghttps://epc.space/2020/10/space-level-qualified-rad-hard-enhancement-mode-gallium-nitride-egan-drivers-and-power-stages-with-space-heritage-from-epc-space-increase-efficiency-reduce-space-and-weight-in-satellite-syste/epc.space
Laser Test and Trim Systems Distribution in EuropeGS Electronic GmbH & Co. KG will represent PPI Sys...8897Industry NewsLaser Test and Trim Systems Distribution in EuropeGS Electronic GmbH & Co. KG will represent PPI Systems throughout Europe distributing its RapiTrim Laser Resistor Trimming Systems. GS Electronics was founded in 1987 and is located in Fulda, Germany. The compay has established itself with a reputation of excellent sales and service of high quality products. It represents well known manufacturers with succesful installations at well known manufacturers of electric components, PV wafers and solar cells throughout Europe. PPI System Inc. is seeing tremendous growth in the laser resistor trimming market as they offer innovative systems which enable both quick-turn and volume production resistor trimming for advanced hybrid circuits and electronic components. GS Electronics will ensure that this rapid growth trend continues globally. PPI Systems Inc., located in Ottawa, Canada, is a leading supplier of laser material processing and test systems. The company provides a broad range of turn-key solutions to the interconnect and electronic component market for via drilling, circuit processing, resistor trimming, and high precision micro-machining.06.10.2020 07:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_2.pnghttps://www.gselectronic.de/?lang=engselectronic.de
DFIG Wind Converters Obtain CertificationIngeteam's converters are tested and labelled to c...8919Product ReleaseDFIG Wind Converters Obtain CertificationIngeteam's converters are tested and labelled to comply with and facilitate the full wind turbine certification process, whatever the site. As the amount of installed renewable power steadily increases around the world, the critical issue of grid stability has become increasingly complex. Grid codes are in constant evolution and the validation and certification process is an area of risk on the critical path of every development project. Ingeteam's high power DFIG wind converters have been specially developed to minimize this risk, making them the most grid friendly and cost competitive drive train topology for onshore applications. Ensuring the correct integration of the power converter with the electrical generator is key to maximize the performance of a wind turbine, especially in DFIG based topologies. Ingeteam's new high power wind converters have been tested in full-scale bench tests in combination with rated power DFIG generators to validate the whole system performance for HW [hardware] and SW [software] integration, and have successfully passed all the combined tests. Moreover, data from these full-scale tests are then correlated with existing data to obtain detailed system models, enabling Ingeteam's engineers to fine-tune performance. Using a converter cabinet-scale climatic chamber, Ingeteam carries out detailed validation campaigns to provide empirical assessment of all possible climate conditions including the most extreme high-low combinations of temperature and humidity. Condensation tests simulate the worst scenarios to provoke condensation and confirm that there is no risk to the converter even in such extreme cases. To reduce project risk and minimize the wind turbine cost of energy Ingeteam incorporates the latest international regulatory requirements at every stage of the process, from design through to production.05.10.2020 16:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_24.jpghttps://www.ingeteam.com/Pressroom/Corporate/tabid/1574/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2647/Ingeteams-new-high-power-DFIG-wind-converters-obtain-certification.aspxingeteam.com/Pressroom
Global Distribution Deal Expands SiC Power PortfolioMouser Electronics announces a global distribution...8904Industry NewsGlobal Distribution Deal Expands SiC Power PortfolioMouser Electronics announces a global distribution agreement with SemiQ, a partially employee-owned company that believes continued technological innovation of silicon carbide (SiC) products is the foundation for power electronics in energy industries of the future. SemiQ grows its own SiC epitaxial and is building the most reliable, redundant supply chain with multiple substrate suppliers, multiple epitaxial suppliers, two wafer fabrication facilities, and multiple packaging and testing facilities. Mouser now stocks a variety of SemiQ's SiC Schottky diode and MOSFET products, all of which operate with zero switching loss to greatly increase efficiency and reduce heat dissipation, which allows engineers to use smaller heatsinks. SemiQ SiC Schottky diode modules offer enhanced performance with robust SiC chipsets and minimized parasitic package elements. The rugged modules are ideal for applications such as power supplies for DC power equipment, rectifiers for induction heating, and welding equipment. SemiQ SiC MOSFET modules provide low on-state resistance at high temperatures plus excellent switching performance, simplifying thermal design in power electronic systems. The modules are ideal for applications in solar inverters, power supplies, motor drives, and charging stations. SiC Schottky discrete diodes are easy to parallel with fast, temperature-independent switching. The devices are designed for solar inverters, power supplies, motor drives, and charging stations applications.05.10.2020 14:00:00Oct\images\news_semiq.jpghttps://eu.mouser.com/publicrelations_semiq_newsupplier_2020final/eu.mouser.com
DC-Link Capacitor SeriesHoused in cylindrical aluminum cans, Jianghai's CB...8917Product ReleaseDC-Link Capacitor SeriesHoused in cylindrical aluminum cans, Jianghai's CBB 131 DL series of metallized polypropylene film dc-link capacitors offer a broad range of capacitance (44 ~ 7200 µF) and voltage (600 ~ 3600 V) ratings. Specified for operation at up to 85 °C, the self-healing capacitors provide both high ripple current capability and excellent reliability. This makes the capacitors an ideal choice for demanding industrial applications, e.g. high-power frequency converters, renewable energy inverters, motion control, elevators, and welding. The IEC 61071 and UL 810 compliant series boasts with a variety of top deck designs and terminal shapes to provide an optimum fit into each application. Customized designs are available on request.02.10.2020 14:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_22.pnghttps://jianghai-europe.com/archives/category/new-seriesjianghai-europe.com/new-series
Satish Dhanasekaran Appointed as Chief Operating OfficerKeysight Technologies announced that Satish Dhanas...8905PeopleSatish Dhanasekaran Appointed as Chief Operating OfficerKeysight Technologies announced that Satish Dhanasekaran has been appointed chief operating officer (COO). Dhanasekaran has been president of Keysight's largest business, the Communications Solutions Group, since 2017. In his role as COO, Dhanasekaran has responsibility for growing orders and increasing annual recurring revenue for the company. He oversees the functions that contribute to these objectives, including market and technology research; development of new technologies, products, and solutions; services; marketing; and sales. He will continue to report to Ron Nersesian, chairman and chief executive officer. The COO organization will bring together key functions of the company, taking a holistic and end-to-end approach to best serve Keysight's customers and deliver results. "Satish is a strategic and driven executive with a track record of enabling customer success and driving high performance," said Nersesian. "His background makes him uniquely qualified to lead the critical functions that make up the Keysight COO organization and drive further value creation for all of our stakeholders."01.10.2020 15:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_10.jpghttps://www.keysight.com/de/de/about/newsroom/news-releases/2020/1001-nr20121-keysight-technologies-appoints-satish-dhanasekaran-.htmlkeysight.com/newsroom
Superjunction High-Voltage MOSFETFor SMPS designs in industrial applications recent...8916Product ReleaseSuperjunction High-Voltage MOSFETFor SMPS designs in industrial applications recent technology trends include the need for high efficiency and power density as well as increased bus voltages. This triggers the need for power devices with 650 V breakdown voltage. With its 650 V CoolMOS CFD7 product family Infineon Technologies AG meets these demands. The devices are best suited for resonant topologies in soft-switching applications like telecom, server, solar and off-board EV-charging. Extending the voltage range of the renowned CoolMOS CFD7 family the 650 V device succeeds the CoolMOS CFD2. The added 650 V products match LLC and zero-voltage-switching phase-shift full-bridge topologies in which they are delivering numerous advantages compared to previous generations. The additional 50 V breakdown voltage, an integrated fast body diode, and improved switching performance make the product family a perfect fit for contemporary designs. Very low reverse-recovery charge and excellent thermal behavior add to the benefits. The switching losses, as well as RDS(on) dependency over-temperature, are significantly reduced. The product family provides very good hard-commutation ruggedness. Thanks to the improved gate charge (Qg) and the fast switching performance, the 650 V CoolMOS CFD7 family increases efficiency over the whole load range. In the primarily targeted SMPS application, these MOSFETs provide outstanding light-load and improved full-load efficiency compared to the competition. Furthermore, the best-in-class RDS(on) enables customers to increase the power density level of SMPS at a competitive price.01.10.2020 13:30:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_21.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFPSS202010-001.htmlinfineon.com/press
Wolfram Harnack Appointed as Managing DirectorWolfram Harnack is the new Managing Director of RO...8896PeopleWolfram Harnack Appointed as Managing DirectorWolfram Harnack is the new Managing Director of ROHM Semiconductor Europe GmbH. He reports directly to the President of the company Toshimitsu Suzuki. The position has been newly created and is of strategic importance for ROHM's growth within Europe. Previously Wolfram Harnack held the position of the President of the European Semiconductor Division at Mitsubishi Electric Europe. For Wolfram Harnack it is in fact a return to ROHM, as he joined ROHM as Sales Director in January 2008. Prior to that he worked for Toshiba Electronics Europe for 12 years. In 2015 Wolfram Harnack left ROHM and joined Mitsubishi, but now he decided to take on a new challenge: He returns with impressive success achieved under a different flag, to now set the course for ROHM´s future in Europe: "Together with Toshimitsu Suzuki, my mission is to further accelerate our growth in the Automotive and Industrial segment, particularly in the Power and Analog domain which is the Company Focus. I'm confident that I can contribute to the success of ROHM Europe with my experiences but more importantly, with my passion", explains Wolfram Harnack: "ROHM's target is to significantly grow sales outside of the Japanese domestic market. The European region will play an important role in accomplishing this objective. Being a technology leader in power semiconductors, I see great growth potential for ROHM in the automotive and industrial sectors."01.10.2020 06:00:00Oct\images\news_2020-10-15_1.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=welcome-back-rohm-semiconductor-europe-appoints-wolfram-harnack-as-managing-director&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Si Driver and GaN Power Transistors in One PackageSTMicroelectronics has unveiled MasterGaN, a platf...8911Product ReleaseSi Driver and GaN Power Transistors in One PackageSTMicroelectronics has unveiled MasterGaN, a platform embedding a half-bridge driver based on silicon technology along with a pair of gallium-nitride (GaN) transistors. The combination will accelerate the creation of next-generation compact and efficient chargers and power adapters for consumer and industrial applications up to 400W. GaN technology enables these devices to handle more power even as they become smaller, more lightweight, and more energy efficient. These improvements will make a difference for smartphone ultra-fast chargers and wireless chargers, USB-PD compact adapters for PCs and gaming, as well as in industrial applications like solar-energy storage systems, uninterruptible power supplies, or high-end OLED TVs and server cloud. Today's GaN market is typically served by discrete power transistors and driver ICs that require designers to learn how to make them work together for best performance. ST's MasterGaN approach bypasses that challenge, resulting in faster time to market and assured performance, together with a smaller footprint, simplified assembly, and increased reliability with fewer components. With GaN technology and the advantages of ST's integrated products, chargers and adapters can cut 80% of the size and 70% of the weight of ordinary silicon-based solutions. "ST's market-unique MasterGaN platform builds on our proven expertise and power-design skills to combine high-voltage smart-power BCD process with GaN technology, to accelerate the creation of space-saving and power-efficient products that are kinder to the environment,"said Matteo Lo Presti, Executive VP and General Manager Analog Sub-Group, STMicroelectronics.30.09.2020 08:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_16.jpghttps://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/p4287.htmlnewsroom.st.com
TIMs Seminar at Thermal LIVEIndium Corporation's Tim Jensen, Senior Product Ma...8908Event NewsTIMs Seminar at Thermal LIVEIndium Corporation's Tim Jensen, Senior Product Manager for Engineered Solder Materials, will host a 45-minute Thermal LIVE webinar on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Eastern/7:00 a.m. Pacific/3 p.m. British Time. Thermal system design is a critical aspect in both high-performance and quantum computing applications. Part of that system is the thermal interface material (TIM). In "Novel TIMs to Enable Advanced Thermal System Design for High-Performance and Quantum Computing Applications", Jensen will begin with an overview of the thermal demands in these applications. He will then focus on unique TIM technologies that can help enable or enhance active and passive cooling designs to ensure maximum performance. Since the use of metal-based TIMs is proving to be increasingly critical for success, several attributes of various metal TIMs will be reviewed to show how they can ensure the best performance in these applications. Jensen has more than 20 years of experience working with customers troubleshooting and optimizing SMT process lines and solving defects, such as head-in-pillow, graping, and QFN voiding. Jensen has worked directly on hundreds of surface mount lines and developed a number of different products. Using that direct knowledge and expertise, he works closely with Indium Corporation's technical service, sales, and research and development teams to develop cutting-edge products that address the unique challenges faced by the electronics assembly industry. As a senior product manager, Jensen is responsible for Indium Corporation's most diverse product group, which includes solder preforms, wire, ribbon and foil, as well as thermal interface materials. He has authored many process and technical guidelines and has presented at numerous industry forums and conferences. In addition to his responsibilities at Indium Corporation, Jensen also serves on the SMTA's Board of Directors. In this role, he is part of the Strategic Development Committee where he leads the effort on international expansion. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and his master's in business administration from Syracuse University.29.09.2020 18:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_13.jpghttps://www.indium.com/corporate/communications/news/indium-corporation-announces-tims-seminar-at-thermal-live/indium.com/news
Common Mode Filter with ESD ProtectionNexperia has announced its PCMFxHDMI2BA-C, a combi...8918Product ReleaseCommon Mode Filter with ESD ProtectionNexperia has announced its PCMFxHDMI2BA-C, a combined, highly efficient, common mode filter and ESD protection device with the widest 10 GHz differential bandwidth. It is suitable for the latest HDMI 2.1 standard up to 12G FRL, where eye-diagram tests were passed even with "worst cable model". Stefan Seider, Nexperia's product manager for high-speed protection and filtering commented: "HDMI 2.1 enables displays with higher resolution and better colours. However, this demands greater protection against interference, especially in compact wireless applications. The performance and miniature size of these 2 in 1 combination-devices makes them highly suitable for 'tv stick' type plug-in designs." This highly integrated PCMFxHDMI2BA-C device provides excellent common mode attenuation at HDMI fundamentals: -19.4 dB @ 3 GHz and -16 dB @ 6 GHz. ESD performance is also good with devices offering a clamping voltage of 7.4 V at 16 A transmission line pulse (5 V at 8 A). TDR impedance dip is < 10 Ohms for 200 ps rise time. The inductance of the coil-pair offers a further significant reduction of ESD peak voltages while having a low inductance for differential signals. Lastly, the parts can protect and filter one, two or three differential line pairs, while footprint-compatible ESD protection devices without filter are available as well.29.09.2020 15:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_23.jpghttps://www.nexperia.com/about/news-events/press-releases/Nexperia-launches-Common-Mode-Filter-with-ESD-protection-for-HDMI2.1-and-DisplayPort.htmlnexperia.com/press-releases
Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GMAVX Corporation received a 2019 Supplier Quality E...8903Industry NewsSupplier Quality Excellence Award From GMAVX Corporation received a 2019 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors (GM). The award recognizes AVX Electronics Tianjin Co. Ltd. for providing outstanding quality performance throughout calendar year 2019, as evidenced by having consistently met or exceeded an extremely stringent set of quality performance criteria and achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization, whose mission is to design, build, and sell the world's best vehicles with the highest levels of quality and safety on the road. GM's ability to achieve that mission depends on providing its assembly plants with high-quality, defect-free electronic components, but only a fraction of its suppliers have proven to consistently deliver peak performance - such as zero defects in shipped products and 100% on-time delivery - day in and day out for 365 consecutive days. In 2019, AVX's manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China, which supplies GM with AEC-Q200-qualified TransGuardTM Automotive Series multilayer varistors (MLVs), once again proved to be amongst its top-performing supplier partners. It was also recognized for top-quality performance in 2016 for calendar year 2015. "We know that maintaining a focus on the details to deliver a defect-free product to our assembly plants consistently is not an easy task," said Rick Demuynck, Executive Director of Supplier Quality & Development, who, along with Chris Mailoux, Director Chassis & Thermal, GM, virtually presented this year's digital awards. "The suppliers that earned this prestigious recognition are a critical part of the team who helps ensure that our customers are delighted with their product purchase, and we thank them for that."29.09.2020 13:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_8.jpghttps://www.avx.com/awards/2019-gm-quality-excellence-award/avx.com
Series of Transient Voltage SuppressorAlpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced the AOZ8S...8914Product ReleaseSeries of Transient Voltage SuppressorAlpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced the AOZ8S212UD4, AOZ8S321UD4, and AOZ8S306BD4, a series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) for high-speed line protection using the best-in-class low capacitance TVS platform. The products are ideal for Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection for laptops, televisions, and other electronic devices. The low capacitance TVS series is optimized for high-speed line protection including but not limited to USB, Thunderbolt, HDMI, and PCI Express, avoiding the transmission error by minimizing the capacitance effect. The new series of products housed in a DFN2.5mm x 1.0mm and DFN2x1mm leadless Surface-Mounted Device (SMD) and its flow-through feature is ideally suited to the route design of differential pairs on printed circuit board. "As the leading vendor in ESD protection solutions in high-speed interfaces, our newly released TVS platform provides a much better Figure of Merit (FOM) on the clamping voltage times capacitance. AOS is confident the new TVS products will contribute to reducing the ESD failure rate in our partners' and customers' electronic products," said Michael K. S. Ng, Sr. Marketing Manager of the TVS product line at AOS.29.09.2020 11:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_19.jpghttp://www.aosmd.com/res/news/news-article-1601396077052/AOZ8S212-321UD4-306BD4_PR.pdfaosmd.com/news.pdf
Power Electronics and Motor Drive SimulationSIMBA is a lightweight but powerful Power Electron...8909Product ReleasePower Electronics and Motor Drive SimulationSIMBA is a lightweight but powerful Power Electronics simulation environment. The devolpers ambition is to create a platform simple enough for students and lobbyists but sufficiently fast and powerful for most complicated use cases. SIMBA includes a new generation of simulation engine called Predictive Time-Step solver. It automatically finds and uses the optimal time step to simulate all time constants and events of a converter without compromising the accuracy. An independent Python module is also available for advanced tasks and post-processing. The SIMBA Python Library contains hundreds of functions providing direct access to SIMBA such as creating a circuit, modifying parameters, running a simulation, and retrieving results. Feel free to give it a try, install it and play around.29.09.2020 06:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_14.pnghttps://simba.io/simba.io
 Compact Inductors Use Flat-Wire TechnologySumida continues the expansion of its AEC-Q200 qua...8913Product Release Compact Inductors Use Flat-Wire TechnologySumida continues the expansion of its AEC-Q200 qualified SMD inductors with the introduction of the CDEP13D**/T150 line. Consisting of ten standard types and ten high-power types, the devices offer a combination of four key benefits, when compared to many other inductors. These are high temperature, high current, high-insulation voltage, and magnetic shielding. Inductance values range from 0.8 to 22 µH, with saturation current of up to 32 amps. Measuring 13.5 x 13.5 x 10 mm, the new products are an outgrowth of the CDEP15D**/T150 line, which measures 2mm larger and offers saturation current of up to 50.4 µH. For durability, core and windings can withstand a voltage of up to 120 Vdc. Full operating temperature range is -40 °C to 150 °C (including coil's self-temperature rise) and both product families are qualified to the Automotive AEC-Q200 reliability test requirements. The 150 °C temperature satisfies most under-hood automotive application requirements, while the Mn-Zn (Manganese-Zinc) ferrite core has high-magnetic permeability and low power losses at the higher switching frequencies now found in automotive power circuits. High-frequency performance is further enhanced by the application of flat coil windings, which counteract "skin-effect," and lower DC resistance. Flat-coil windings are also much more space-efficient than round-wire coils, helping to significantly reduce device size.25.09.2020 10:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_18.jpghttps://products.sumida.com/ProductsInfo/ProductGuide/PowerInductors/TypeDetail.php?type=CDEP13D76%2FT150products.sumida.com
Certificate Achieved Thanks to SiC MOSFETS'sIntroduced in 2004, the measurement standards defi...8906Industry NewsCertificate Achieved Thanks to SiC MOSFETS'sIntroduced in 2004, the measurement standards defined by the North American 80 PLUS initiative can be used to evaluate and certify the efficiency of switched-mode power supplies (SMPS). A certificate is granted if the SMPS achieves at least 80 percent at defined load conditions. Solutions bearing the 80 PLUS certificate thus help in reducing the power demand of digitalization. To meet the requirements for the highest efficiency 80 PLUS Titanium certification, a 94 percent efficiency at a load of 50 percent is required for 115 V input voltage and 96 percent for 230 V, respectively. Lite-on Technology Corporation has achieved this target with the CoolSiC MOSFETs 650 V from Infineon Technologies. Lite-on management is convinced that silicon carbide has become mainstream for applications like solar inverters. Partnering with Infineon, it is their goal to show that it is also relevant for the power supply market for servers. As a perfect fit for this application, CoolSiC technology proves its sweet spots in performance and cost at a system level. Lite-on is very keen on introducing the silicon carbide-based SMPS to the market, which exceeds the requirement of 96 percent efficiency for the Titanium certification.24.09.2020 16:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_11.jpghttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/market-news/2020/INFPSS202009-093.htmlinfineon.com/press
Investment to Redevelop Manufacturing FacilityTDK Corporation announces an £11.5m investment pac...8902Industry NewsInvestment to Redevelop Manufacturing FacilityTDK Corporation announces an £11.5m investment package to redevelop its TDK-Lambda manufacturing facility in Ilfracombe, UK. The investment, which will be staged over the next three and a half years, will enable the company to increase production capacity by 50%. The original factory was built over 50 years ago with further expansion in the mid-1980s. While the company has invested heavily in new equipment and building upgrades over these years, including the addition of a £1 million EMC Centre in 2019, it is now time to redevelop the site. The redevelopment will increase manufacturing space, expand the R&D facilities, and radically overhaul and automate the end-to-end material flow. According to market research company Omdia, the global power supply market is forecast to reach almost $26bn in 2024, driven by the rapidly expanding digitalisation of economies, increasing healthcare demands and renewable energy trends. Also, noting customers' heightened awareness of the need for trusted, dependable suppliers due to recent events - such as the USA/China tariffs and COVID-19 pandemic - the planned expansion will provide further supply chain robustness within the TDK-Lambda manufacturing network, especially for the European market.24.09.2020 12:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_7.jpghttps://www.emea.lambda.tdk.com/uk/news/article.aspx?cid=16420emea.lambda.tdk.com/news
Integrated Zero Cross Detection ICsROHM announces the availability of BM1ZxxxFJ, inte...8920Product ReleaseIntegrated Zero Cross Detection ICsROHM announces the availability of BM1ZxxxFJ, integrated zero cross detection IC series, optimized for home appliances such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and air conditioners. The rising demand for smart appliances and IoT applications has added communication functionality (i.e. Wi-Fi) to home appliances. As it is necessary for such devices to always be ON to maintain communication, manufacturers are required to reduce standby power consumption even more to around 0.5W. Many appliances require a zero cross detection circuit for detecting the 0V point (zero cross point) of the AC waveform in order to provide efficient control of both motors and MCUs. However, in terms of power consumption, conventional zero cross detection circuits utilize a photocoupler that accounts for nearly half of the standby power of the entire system. The BM1ZxxxFJ series reduces standby power consumption of the zero cross circuit to just 0.01W while continuously powering the system. What's more, the error in delay time (which varies depending on the AC voltage) that exists with conventional photocoupler-equipped zero cross detection circuits is limited to ±50µs or less. This allows for the efficient drive of motors – even with the different AC supply voltages used in various countries and regions – as well as MCUs (which is difficult to achieve using conventional zero cross detection circuits). At the same time, eliminating the need for a photocoupler contributes to greater application reliability by reducing risks related to age-based degradation.23.09.2020 17:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_25.jpghttps://www.rohm.com/news-detail?news-title=zero-cross-detection-ics&defaultGroupId=falserohm.com/news
Sensor and Measurement Science International 2021The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement is...8883Event NewsSensor and Measurement Science International 2021The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement is opening its Call for Papers to the international conference: Sensor and Measurement Science International (SMSI) 2021. The convention is to take place in the coming year as a hybrid conference parallel to the SENSOR+TEST 2021 trade fair from 3 to 6 May 2021 in Nuremberg. The new final submission date for lectures and poster presentations ends on 30 November 2020. In 2021, the new conference will replace the previous AMA Conferences. The major topics, sensor technology and instrumentation will be complemented in the new format by measuring technology and metrology. The SMSI 2021 links national and international representatives from research, science, and industry. The conference pillar sensors deals primarily with sensor principles, materials, technology, and applications, and integrates the satellite conference IRS² 2021, the conference pillar measuring technology with measuring principles as well as advanced methods, networked systems, and novel AI approaches to measuring. The area of metrology deals with traceability, advanced calibration, and testing methods as well as new regulations and standards in measuring technology. The parallel SENSOR+TEST 2021 trade fair, as an information platform for sensor, measuring, and testing technology, expands the innovation dialog for the conference participants beyond the SMSI 2021. Interested parties are invited to submit a brief description of their lecture or poster presentation in English no later than 30 November 2020.23.09.2020 15:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_10.jpghttps://www.sensor-test.de/press/welcome-to-the-sensor-test-press-center/press-releases/smsi-2021-sensor-and-measurement-science-international-2021-call-for-papers-onlinesensor-test.de/press
Online Service for IC Reference DesignsWürth Elektronik has been working for years with t...8900Industry NewsOnline Service for IC Reference DesignsWürth Elektronik has been working for years with top semiconductor companies, such as Analog Devices, Infineon Technologies, and Texas Instruments to develop reference designs to help customers accelerate their projects. Würth Elektronik offers access to this online library of more than 10,000 reference designs to support product development. Within just a few clicks, engineers can find Würth Elektronik components recommended by the IC house to facilitate the fast and reliable development of their product. With its advanced, user-friendly interface, users can directly order unlimited free samples of over 25,000 Würth Elektronik parts associated with a reference design. The IC reference design catalog allows for the search by IC manufacturer or specific IC number. Extensive filtering functions and parameter selection enable engineers to find the perfect solution for their needs based on their design topologies such as buck, boost, sepic, as well as operating parameters such as input voltage, switching frequency, output voltage, or output current. Würth Elektronik's reference design catalog is available at: www.we-online.com/icref. Würth Elektronik also provides design resources with application notes and technical webinars in collaboration with its IC partners to further support its customers.23.09.2020 10:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_5.jpghttps://www.we-online.de/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113918.phpwe-online.de/news
POL Converters Covering Most Standard Bus and Battery VoltagesRS Components (RS) has added the TRACO Power TSR-W...8895Product ReleasePOL Converters Covering Most Standard Bus and Battery VoltagesRS Components (RS) has added the TRACO Power TSR-WI Series of non-isolated POL (point of load) DC/DC converters to its product portfolio. TSR-WI devices offer high efficiencies of up to 94%, along with low standby current and excellent line/load regulation. The TSR-WI Series comprises two families of single-output switching regulator - known as TSR-0.6WI and TSR-1WI, with 0.6A and 1A maximum output current ratings, respectively - and output voltage options of 3.3V, 5V, 6.5V, 9V, 12V, 15V and 24V. Each family offers input voltage ranges of up to 9–72VDC - an ultra-wide ratio of 8:1- easily covering the majority of standard bus and battery voltages that electronics designers may need to deal with together in distributed power systems. Allowing designers to standardise on one type of converter in different situations can effectively reduce the bill of materials (BOM) for many applications. Housed in industry standard SIP-3 packages, TSR-WI devices are pin compatible with commonly used LMxx linear regulators and can function as more energy efficient drop-in replacements for these devices. Standard features of the TSR-WI Series include protections against short circuit, over-voltage and over-temperature. The high efficiency of the devices allows a wide operating temperature range, from –40° to +80°C (TSR-1WI) or +85°C (TSR0.6WI) without the need for heat sinking. TRACO TSR-WI Series DC/DC converters are supported by a three-year manufacturer's warranty and are available now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.22.09.2020 16:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_22.jpghttps://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?searchTerm=tsr-wi-series_uk&searchType=Offers&intcmp=UK-WEB-_-BP-LFP-_-DTC_025_0920_NE-_-Traco_Powerrs-online.com
20-Year PartnershipIn 2020, Würth Elektronik is honored to celebrate ...8884Industry News20-Year PartnershipIn 2020, Würth Elektronik is honored to celebrate its 20-year partnership with Future Electronics. The longevity of this relationship has proven that it's been strong even in the soft economic electronic component markets. "Our positive partnership with Future Electronics is unlike any other. For us, their attention to detail has been imperative to our business together. Their commitment to our brand has been crucial for our success together throughout the years. We look forward to many more years of strong partnership," says Joe Haukos, Distribution Manager for the Americas for Würth Elektronik. With the help of Future Electronics' strategic partnership, Wurth Elektronik has experienced consistently positive growth in electronic component sales. Future Electronics has also been a sponsor of the Würth Elektronik WE Day Technical Table Top and Seminar events in Mexico. Throughout the last 20 years, the Wurth Elektronik direct sales force has partnered with the Future Electronics field sales to assist customers in their projects from beginning to end. This partnership allows customers to experience exceptional support from conception, through the design cycle, and into production.22.09.2020 16:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_11.jpghttps://www.we-online.com/web/en/wuerth_elektronik/news_weg/News_Detail_WE_Gruppe_113663.phpwe-online.com/news
100 V eGaN FET FamilyEPC advances the performance capability while lowe...8894Product Release100 V eGaN FET FamilyEPC advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of EPC2218 and EPC2204 100 V eGaN FETs. The applications for these leading-edge devices include synchronous rectification, class-D audio, infotainment systems, DC-DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and lidar for autonomous cars, robotics, and drones. The EPC2218 (3.2 m?, 231 Apulsed) and the EPC2204 (6 m?, 125 Apulsed) have nearly 20% lower RDS(on), as well as increased DC ratings compared with prior generation eGaN FET products. The performance advantage over a benchmark silicon device is even higher. The EPC2204 has 25% lower on-resistance, yet is three times smaller in size.  Gate charge (QG) is less than half that of the silicon MOSFET benchmark, and like all eGaN FETs, there is no reverse recovery charge (QRR), enabling lower distortion class-D audio amplifiers, as well as more efficient synchronous rectifiers and motor drives. Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO commented, "With the clear superiority of these new 100 V eGaN FETs, one might expect them to be priced at a premium. However, EPC has priced these state-of-the-art 100 V transistors comparable with their aging ancestor, the silicon power MOSFET. Designers can take advantage of devices that are higher performance, smaller, more thermally efficient, and at a comparable cost. The displacement of the power MOSFET with GaN devices continues to accelerate."22.09.2020 15:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_21.pnghttps://epc-co.com/epc/EventsandNews/News/artmid/1627/articleid/2946.aspxepc-co.com/News
Franchise Agreement AnnouncedFlex Power Modules announces a franchise agreement...8901Industry NewsFranchise Agreement AnnouncedFlex Power Modules announces a franchise agreement with Richardson RFPD to strengthen the supply and sales support services its board-mounted DC/DC conversion products for the telecom, data processing, industrial and railway markets. The strategic partnership – a complementary addition to existing sales partner channels – will increase Flex Power Modules' presence across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Richardson RFPD is a specialized electronic component distributor providing design engineers with deep technical competence and localized global design support. The company has particular expertise in RF, wireless, and IoT applications, and will help to boost awareness of our growing power product portfolio targeting the industrial sector. "This is a very exciting addition to our channel partner network in EMEA that we believe will be complementary, dynamic and result in new design-in opportunities," said Frederic Martin, head of sales in EMEA for Flex Power Modules. "Richardson RFPD's technical sales team will provide comprehensive support to our customers, from prototype to production."22.09.2020 11:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_6.jpghttps://flexpowermodules.com/flex-power-modules-extends-emea-distribution-network-through-partnership-with-richardson-rfpdflexpowermodules.com
Advanced Interfaces for HV Power SuppliesDean Technology announced the availability of adva...8912Product ReleaseAdvanced Interfaces for HV Power SuppliesDean Technology announced the availability of advanced interface options on the UMR-AA and UMR-A series of high voltage power supplies. Using additional pins, the advanced interface options provide for enhanced adjustment and monitoring features consistent with industry standards and known customer needs. The V05 and V10 options are available with +5VDC and +10VDC reference, control and monitoring respectively. The advance interface options allow both the power supply output voltage and current to be monitored and adjusted with the same scaling and include a +5VDC or +10VDC reference voltage. Signals are from 0 to +5VDC (V05) and 0 to +10VDC (V10) for all models and polarities of both the UMR-AA and UMR-A series. Output monitoring signals are fully buffered with high input impedance to ensure consistent accuracy regardless of load conditions. The low impedance outputs provided by these options also have a programming accuracy that makes them ideal for integration into any variety of systems including those with digital and PLC control. "DTI is filling out our standard power supply offerings exceptionally quickly," said Scott Wilson, Power Supply Product Manager for Dean Technology. "The V05 and V10 options are important additions, and provide the substructure needed for many of the products to come. I am very excited to have all of this available for our customers at unbeatable pricing."22.09.2020 09:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-15_17.pnghttps://www.deantechnology.com/news/advanced-interfaces-for-the-umr-aa-and-umr-a-seriesdeantechnology.com/news
Tony Harris Appointed as Board MemberCUI Devices announced the appointment of Tony Harr...8877PeopleTony Harris Appointed as Board MemberCUI Devices announced the appointment of Tony Harris as its newest board member. As a highly regarded thought leader, CEO coach, senior executive mentor, and author, Tony brings a wealth of experience in global B2B marketing, eCommerce, corporate communications, and more, thanks to his work with respected brands across a range of industries. During his time at Digi-Key Electronics, including as Chief Marketing Officer, Tony Harris was instrumental in transforming Digi-Key's marketing and online presence with an impressive selection of engineering resources, and was a key contributor to the company's growth during his tenure from 2006 to 2015. Since then, as the Founder and CEO of THINC B2B, Tony works alongside executive teams from around the world to achieve measurable and sustained long-term growth in the digital economy. "I am incredibly honored to be joining CUI Devices as they continue on this unique and exciting journey since spinning off from CUI Inc," commented Tony Harris. "Having developed strong relationships with the executive team from my time at Digi-Key, I truly believe in the company's customer-focused mission and have been a brand advocate of theirs for many years. I look forward to being more closely involved in CUI Devices' global growth moving forward."22.09.2020 09:00:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_4.jpghttps://www.cuidevices.com/news/press-releases/cui-devices-appoints-tony-harris-as-newest-board-membercuidevices.com/news
Dual Choke Filter Inductor SeriesBourns introduced the Model DR334A Line Filter Ser...8887Product ReleaseDual Choke Filter Inductor SeriesBourns introduced the Model DR334A Line Filter Series. These current-compensated dual choke filter inductors feature higher current capability than typical standard signal line common mode chokes, as well as high stray inductance and differential mode noise rejection. These capabilities make the Model DR334A series ideal line filter solutions for consumer, industrial and other market power line applications, or in applications where power is transferred over signal lines. The Model DR334A series is available in a bifilar-wound configuration to reach higher common mode impedance, and a sector-wound configuration to reach higher differential mode impedance at high frequencies. Offered in a compact, low profile (height 3.6 mm) size and in a broad range of inductance ratings from 11 µH up to 4700 µH, Model DR334A line filters allow designers to set the filter curve best suited to their application. The Model DR334A series is AEC-Q200 compliant with an extended operating temperature range of –40 to +135 °C and has a rated voltage up to 80 VDC. In addition, the closed and ferrite toroid core construction of Bourns' latest line filter series delivers a more efficient and robust mechanical design. The Bourns Model DR334A Line Filter Series is available now, is RoHS compliant and halogen free.22.09.2020 08:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_14.jpghttps://www.bourns.com/news/press-releases/pr/2020/09/22/bourns-announces-aec-q200-compliant-current-compensated-dual-choke-filter-inductor-series-with-high-current-capabilitiesbourns.com/news
Disruptive Transistor TechnologyBizen has been verified by physical wafer results ...8885Product ReleaseDisruptive Transistor TechnologyBizen has been verified by physical wafer results and calibration to deliver the same voltage levels, switching speeds and power handling performance of wide bandgap devices, claims developers Search For The Next (SFN). The first devices to use Bizen are members of the QJT (Quantum Junction Transistor) family which will include three parts rated at 1200V/75A, 900V/75A and 650V/32A, available in the industry-standard TO247 or TO263 power MOSFET packages. Of extreme significance is that these devices can be made using standard silicon substrates on conventional, larger-geometry silicon processing lines. Explains David Summerland, CEO and founder of Nottingham-based Search For The Next (SFN) which invented the Bizen technology: "To get this level of performance from traditional silicon-based MOSFETs, the device size must be much bigger. 1200V/75A in a TO247 housing can be achieved using wide bandgap materials like silicon carbide, but this approach has other well-known issues. SiC, for example, takes much longer to process and has a significant manufacturing carbon footprint. Also, regardless of the roadmaps, SiC does not scale like silicon, and the economic argument that SiC can match silicon does not take into account the advances made possible by Bizen. By contrast, the data we have obtained from physical wafer tests proves that by using Bizen on silicon substrates, our QJTs deliver the same performance as SiC or GaN. Yet the production equipment required to make a QJT is exactly the same as for a standard silicon MOSFET, and the Bizen process adds no extra manufacturing complexity."22.09.2020 06:30:00Sep\images\news_2020-10-01_12.jpghttps://www.wafertrain.com/index.phpwafertrain.com