Power Electronics

  • EU-Funded Consortium Launches ECO COM'BAT Project For Sustainable High-Voltage Batteries

    EU-Funded Consortium Launches ECO COM'BAT Project For Sustainable High-Voltage Batteries

    Although significant advances in the efficiency, power density, and performance of embedded electronic systems has and will continue to increase, better batteries (betteries?) wouldn’t hurt either.

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  • Bus Bars: The 3D Solution to Excessive IR Power-Rail Drop

    Voltage drop and low voltage at the load is more than just a nuisance. It can cause circuits to not function at all, or function erratically when the voltage is at the edge of the IC specification.

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  • Cosel’s Configurable Power Supplies Serve Medical Applications

    Cosel’s AME family of configurable power supplies for medical applications is made up of four models, AME400F, AME600F, AME800F and the AME1200F.

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  • Fraunhofer Researchers Develop Porous Silicon Layers for More Efficient Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Fraunhofer FEP scientists were able to develop a non-toxic manufacturing process for porous silicon layers.

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  • CUI Expands Capacitive Incremental Encoder Line for Shaft Sizes up to 5/8 Inch

    CUI’s Motion Group added a series to its AMT incremental encoder family, designed to support larger motor shaft sizes from 9 mm to 15.875 mm (5/8 inch).

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  • Riedon Reveals Their Latest Temperature Sensing and Control Solutions

    Riedon introduced three product lines, leveraging its precision-resistor IP to simplify thermal sensing and monitoring.

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  • Industry Deals Underscore the Growing Importance of Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors

    More companies are releasing GaN and SiC devices for advanced electronics and power systems, and more engineers are adopting GaN and/or SiC in their next-generation designs.

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  • Panasonic Industry Europe Capacitors Empower the Latest Raspberry Pi

    The newly-developed low-cost power supply of the Raspberry Pi 4 is equipped with Polymer OSCON capacitors from Panasonic Industry Europe.

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  • Texas Instruments’ Latest Battery Charger Claims Industry’s Lowest Termination Current

    Texas Instruments introduced the BQ25619 switching battery charger IC, which supports a termination current of 20 mA, enabling higher battery capacities and longer run times.

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  • Power Integrations’ LYTSwitch-6 LED Drivers Use PowiGaN Technology

    Power Integrations announced the latest high-power-density members of its LYTSwitch-6 family of safety-isolated LED-driver ICs for smart-lighting applications.

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  • COSEL’s High-Reliability 80W DC-DC Converter Targets Demanding Apps

    Cosel released their MGF80 high-reliability 80W DC-DC converter, offering a failure rate of below 30 parts-per-million (ppm).

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  • Composite Amplifiers: High Output Drive Capability with Precision

    A composite amplifier is an arrangement of two individual amplifiers configured in such a way as to realize the benefits of each individual amplifier while diminishing the drawbacks of each amplifier.

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  • Maxim Class D Audio Amp Pumps Up the Volume

    I was excited when I got an earful of the MAX98390 boosted Class D audio amplifier with integrated DMS, integrated boost converter, and FET scaling for higher-efficiency at lower output power levels.

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  • KDPOF Offers Optical Connectivity

    KDPOF announced that their Battery Management System (BMS) based on optical connectivity will soon go into production.

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  • APEC 2020 Sponsors Continue Student Travel Support Program

    The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) announced the continuation of the Student Attendance Travel Support Program.

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  • ABSOPULSE’s Liquid-Cooled DC-DC Converter Delivers up to 2000W

    ABSOPULSE’s Liquid-Cooled DC-DC Converter Delivers up to 2000W

    ABSOPULSE Electronics’ LQC 2K-3U2LC liquid cooled, industrial DC-DC converter can deliver up to 2000W from an input of 600Vdc (400Vdc to 800Vdc range) with a 24Vdc/80A output.

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  • Ferdinand-Braun-Institut Researchers Create Gallium Oxide Power Transistors with Record Values

    Ferdinand-Braun-Institut Researchers Create Gallium Oxide Power Transistors with Record Values

    The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) recently announced a breakthrough with transistors based on gallium oxide (ß-Ga2O3).

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  • Prototyping with Solar Energy Harvesting

    Energy harvesting consists of two key components -- an energy source and something to convert that energy into useful power, i.e., electricity.

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  • The Expansion of Wide-Bandgap

    The Expansion of Wide-Bandgap

    In this episode of Embedded Insiders, they welcome Peter Rogerson of Power Integrations, who talked about the company’s migration to wide-bandgap technology.

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  • ON Semi Sponsors IEEE’s “Empower a Billion Lives” Competition

    ON Semiconductor announced a sponsorship to IEEE’s Empower a Billion Lives (EBL), an interdisciplinary, biennial global competition to identify and promote innovative solutions to energy poverty.

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