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NK Technologies’ DT-FD Series DC current transducer monitors circuits with voltages to 1500 VDC

NK Technologies introduced the DT-FD series DC Current Transducers, with a large sensing window and the ability to safely monitor circuits with voltages up to 1500 VDC, and up to 400 amps. The sensor can be mounted on a DIN rail or attached to a back panel with screws. The easil...

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Acopian’s 1400W programmable AC-DC supply offers rack & benchtop configurations

Acopian Power Supplies announced the availability of a new family of single-output programmable AC-DC power supplies and wide-adjust output programmable AC-DC power supplies. Single output voltages range from 10V to 270V and current capabilities up to 120A and wide-adjust voltag...

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Video – OnSemi demonstrates their Power Supply WebDesigner software tool

In this video Brian from On Semiconductor explains the latest module in their Power Supply WebDesigner online tool at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The new module allows you to design a DC-DC boost converter using discrete components. www.onsemi.com...

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Video – Dewesoft explains their live power analysis demo at Battery World 2018

In this video Dewesoft explains their live power analysis demo at Battery World 2018 in Hannover, Germany. The demo uses a small electric car on a dynamometer, showing how the system can capture and analyze all aspects of the system. www.dewesoft.com...

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The DC-DC Boost Converter, Part 3 – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 5-3

This is the last part of the series dedicated to the boost converter, where we walk through the PCB layout for a medium power boost with a synchronous MOSFET at the output instead of the more traditional output diode. You don't have to read sections 5-1 or 5-2 first to appreciate...

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Novacap high-capacitance MLCCs suit high-rel medical and military apps

Medical and military applications where a high capacitance value is required should consider the Novacap branded MLCCs from Knowles Precision Devices (KPD). Comparable circuit designs can be achieved at typically a third to a fifth of the capacitance values because of the low ESR...

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XP Power buys Glassman High Voltage

XP Power, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of critical power solutions for the electronics industry, today announced that it has acquired the business and assets of Glassman High Voltage Inc., a US-based designer and manufacturer of high voltage, high power, power suppl...

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Infineon’s CIPOS IPMs offer higher efficiency to low-power motor drives

In order to comply with specific minimum energy efficiency requirements, energy losses have to be reduced by using the latest technology. Infineon Technologies now offers the IM512 and IM513 series of the CIPOS Mini family, the first high efficient IPMs (intelligent power modul...

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PULS 240W and 480W DIN-rail supplies offer internal decoupling and hot-swap connections

PULS Power announced the availability of two new high quality Din Rail Power Supplies featuring an integrated high efficiency MOSFET based decoupling function facilitating N+1 redundant operation without an external decoupling unit or use of inefficient “OR-ing” diodes. The ...

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United Chemi-Con talks about the challenges to the capacitor industry

In this video Tony Alito of United Chemi-Con talks to Alix Paultre about the challenges to the capacitor and passives industry at APEC in San Antonio, Texas. Between the opportunities provided by wide-bandgap semiconductors and new power topologies and the challenges presented by...

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Video – Power Integrations’ impressive demo of their new digital power solution

In this video Andy Smith of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paultre at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, about their newest Innoswitch3 power IC, now with digital control capability. In a dramatic demonstration of the flexibility and speed of the device, Andy shows how the Innosw...

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Tom Lawson of CogniPower explains the importance of predictive energy balancing

In this video Tom Lawson, Founder and President of CogniPower talks to Alix Paultre about the importance of predictive energy balancing in advanced power systems. He explains their live demo using an audio signal to demonstrate the agility of the power system to track a dynamic s...

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Video – TI explains their latest GaN-based AC-DC solution at APEC

In this video Texas Instruments explains their latest GaN-based AC-DC solution at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Their UCC28780 Adaptive Zero Voltage Switching Active-Clamp Flyback Controller enables high-density AC-to-DC power supplies that comply with stringent global efficie...

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The DC-DC Boost Converter, Part 2 – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 5-2

This is a continuation of Section 5-1, and I recommend reading section 5-1 before this one. It may also be useful to read section 2 on the buck converter for some background information that I don't repeat here for the boost. Section 5-2 Agenda Output capacitors – for s...

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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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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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