Power Electronics

  • A Simple Way of Measuring Soil Moisture and pH with Temperature Compensation

    This article explains how you can measure soil moisture and pH measurement, and how to use it, for example, to achieve effective plant growth.

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  • People and Products Podcast: The Introduction of GaN- and SiC-Based Power Solutions

    People and Products Podcast: The Introduction of GaN- and SiC-Based Power Solutions

    At PCIM we were able to talk with GaN Systems’ CEO Jim Witham, who told us about the various devices and products at their booth, as well as the state of the industry from his perspective.

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  • People and Products Podcast: Next-Generation Power Systems for Servers and Other Application Spaces

    People and Products Podcast: Next-Generation Power Systems for Servers and Other Application Spaces

    In the podcast we talk about Murata’s efforts in next-generation power systems for servers and other application spaces, as well as the company’s recent M7A activity.

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  • Optimizing System Performance with Precision Current Sensing

    In the area of power system performance, an often overlooked means to improve operation is better performance monitoring.

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  • Fundamentals of HBM, MM, and CDM Tests

    The primary ESD tests are the human-body model (HBM), the machine model (MM), and the charged-device model (CDM).

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  • MagnaChip’s 3-Channel BLU LED Driver for UHD TVs Hits the Market

    MagnaChip released its 3-channel BLU (backlight unit) LED driver for UHD TVs.

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  • People and Products Podcast: The State of the Power Electronics Industry

    People and Products Podcast: The State of the Power Electronics Industry

    We talk to Arco Snoey, Global Sales Manager, and Jens Eltze, Strategic Marketing Director at Apex Microtechnology at PCIM.

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  • Infineon’s Tiny DPS368 Barometric Pressure Sensor Shuns Water, Dust and Humidity

    Infineon Technologies’ XENSIV DPS368 miniaturized digital barometric pressure sensor is capable of measuring both pressure and temperature, with a precision of ±2 cm.

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  • USC Information Sciences Institute and Intel Custom Foundry to Collaborate

    The partnership will offer multi-project-wafer (MPW) runs for the microelectronics community, integrating MOSIS manufacturing services with Intel’s high-performance device fabrication technology.

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  • Pictures from PCIM 2019

    Here’s a slideshow of some of the interesting sights and people that were at PCIM 2019.

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  • People and Products Podcast: The Need for Accuracy in Power Measurement

    People and Products Podcast: The Need for Accuracy in Power Measurement

    In this podcast we talk to Loic Moreau, EMEA Sales and Marketing Director for Danisense, who talks about the need for accuracy in power measurement.

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  • X-FAB’s Substrate Coupling Analysis Addresses Unwanted Parasitics

    X-FAB Silicon Foundries introduced SubstrateXtractor, presented as the first commercially-available tool dedicated to addressing the simulation of large-signal substrate parasitic effects.

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  • Vincotech’s MiniSKiiP PIM 2 IGBT M7 Enables Accurate and Cost-Effective Current Measurement

    Vincotech released the MiniSKiiP PIM 2 IGBT M7 family with open emitter for flexible and cost-efficient current measurement.

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  • Vincotech Extends Flow E1/E2 Family’s Power Range

    Vincotech announced it has extended the power range of its flow E1/E2 product family, and is available in PIM (CIB) and six pack configurations for 25A, 50A and 100A.

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  • Vincotech's Latest PFC Module Boasts High Power Density

    Vincotech extended its product line-up with the flow3xANPFC 1, a PFC module that features a novel PFC topology for three-phase applications that deliver up to 10 kW.

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  • Vincotech's Tandem Power Solution Offers Speedier Switching

    A family of high-speed power modules, the flowPACK 1 1200V six pack from Vincotech, features tandem diode technology and a high-speed IGBT for motion control applications.

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  • Infineon Accelerates Roll-Out of CoolSiC MOSFET Portfolio

    Infineon Technologies started high-volume production of a comprehensive portfolio of 1200 V CoolSiC MOSFET devices, rated from 30 mΩ to 350 mΩ and implemented into TO247-3 and TO247-4 housings.

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  • Infineon Launches Class D Audio Brand with Integrated Multilevel Amplifier ICs

    The family of four integrated multilevel audio amplifiers, the MA12040/P and the MA12070/P in two versions, respectively, boast power consumption in the 250mW range.

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  • Diodes Inc.’s USB PD Controller Supports Standard and Proprietary Protocols

    Diodes Incorporated introduced the AP43770 USB Type-C power delivery (PD) controller, a highly-integrated solution to implement PD over USB in devices and offline power adapters.

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  • Is Your Wearable Design Wasting Too Much Power?

    Are you minimizing power consumption? What if you had a way to also dynamically adjust the voltage level at the same time? How much more power could you be saving?

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