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Bulgin extends 4000 series of miniature circular power connectors

Bulgin extended their existing -3, 8- and 12-pole solutions with 2-, 4-, 6- and 10-pole configurations, more than doubling the options available. Modern applications demand increased flexibility as well as high power density and reduced weight in a small footprint., and the 4000...

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Vishay launches first space-grade IHLP inductors

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of low profile, high current IHLP inductors that are the industry's first to meet the requirements of MIL-STD-981 class S. Designed to provide high reliability in space-grade applications, inductors in the Vishay Custom Magnetics SGI...

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Video – OnSemi describes their latest flyback LED controller demo at APEC 2018

In this video an engineer from On Semiconductor explains their live demo of their latest LED controller demo at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The dimmable NCL30386 is a power factor corrected flyback controller targeting isolated constant-current LED drivers, operating in a qu...

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A brief history of Silicon Carbide

The adoption of Silicon Carbide (SiC) power semiconductors in everything from electric vehicles to solar PV and industrial motors is accelerating, but where does the material come from? What’s so special about it? And why has it taken so long for SiC to gain traction in the sem...

Components & Devices Technology

The DC-DC Boost Converter – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 5-1

The boost is the second most common non-isolated typology, in terms of units sold and functioning, and a lot of that is thanks to LED drivers, especially mobile devices. The boost is a logical next step to analyze after the buck, and it's the second of the three most basic DC to ...

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High-reliability thick-film resistors from TT Electronics get smaller

TT Electronics introduced two additional resistor types that expand and enhance its high reliability CR and HR series. The latest versions of these thick-film chip resistors are in the smaller 0603 size and hence offer greater opportunities for use in compact circuits where guara...

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HARTING, innogy, and Infotecs partner on an ecosystem for electric infrastructure at Hannover Messe

With a focus on electromobility and the energy transition, HARTING Automotive develops and makes charging cables and associated equipment for electro and plug-in hybrid vehicles for nearly all relevant markets. HARTING, innogy and Infotecs are attending the HANNOVER MESSE to show...

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STMicro’s single-chip BLDC Driver boosts runtime in portables and IoT devices

STMicroelectronics’ STSPIN233 is presented as the industry’s first low-voltage motor driver suitable for both single-shunt and three-shunt brushless-motor driving integrating a 200mΩ 1.3Arms power stage, in a slim and compact 3mm x 3mm package. The STSPIN233 also has the i...

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Pickering Interfaces expands 2A PXI fault insertion switching lineup

Pickering Interfaces has expanded their range of PXI Fault Insertion Switching. These new PXI Fault Insertion Switches (model 40-202), available with 22 or 11 fault insertion channels, were primarily designed to simulate fault conditions in automotive and avionics test applicati...

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Video – TI shows an 8-kW 3-phase bidirectional GaN-based grid converter at APEC 2018

In this video TI shows a demonstration of an 8-kW 3-phase bidirectional GaN-based grid converter created in a joint effort with Siemens at APEC 2018. In the demonstration the power circuit, operating at 150 kH, showed excellent thermal performance (under a thermal camera) and out...

Power Supplies & Energy Storage Thermal Management Technology

What Passive Components can do to improve Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors

Lately there have been so many things said about wide-bandgap semiconductors, so now, it's the turn to speak about passives and what passives can do to improve material technology like silicon carbide. What can a capacitor manufacturer do to improve silicon carbide (SiC) technolo...

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Video – Infineon demonstrates their latest motor drive solution at Embedded World

In this video Infineon shows how their EiceDRIVER family of single- and dual-channel automotive IGBT Driver IC’s can integrate with their HybridPACK family to serve hybrid and electric vehicles with six different packages that enable maximum scalability across voltage and power...

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Driving Silicon Carbide Power Modules

When it comes to wide-bandgap semiconductors like Silicon Carbide (SiC), the markets that usually come to mind are traction, solar and wind inverters, electric vehicles, and military applications, basically any needing high-performance power modules. An often overlooked aspect of...

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Switching Edge Control for EMC – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 4-2

This section will conclude the part of the tutorial dedicated to edge control for optimum-radiated EMI. And apart from first viewing section 4-1, I encourage you to also view  part 3, on PCB layout, as a complement to best practice for electromagnetic compatibility in general. ...

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Switching Edge Control for EMC – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 4-1

This part of thePower Supply Design Tutorial is dedicated to edge control for optimum radiated EMI. Section 4-1 Agenda Parasitic capacitance and inductance cannot be avoided Noise energy sources depending upon switch type When ringing is normal (DCM) What are “sp...

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Step-by-Step Example for Practical PCB Design – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 3-3

Welcome to section, 3-3 of our Power Supply Design Tutorial. If you have seen yet parts 3-1 and 3-2, I strongly encourage you to do so. Since this section takes all the theory discussed in the previous two, it represents a step-by-step application of it all for a practical PCB de...

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