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Vishay’s water-cooled wirewound resistors save space and increase reliability in industrial applications

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a series of direct water-cooled wirewound resistors with ultrahigh power dissipation to 9000 W with almost no external radiation. Available in six compact sizes ranging from 38 mm by 178 mm to 38 mm by 410 mm, Vishay MCB DCRF series devices are d...

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RECOM’s 15W and 20W AC-DC supplies target IoT and smart home apps

RECOM’s latest 15W and 20W AC/DC power supplies are designed for low power IoT and household applications. Based on the footprint of the compact RAC10-K modules, these new modules feature high-efficiency over a wide load range and minimal standby power consumption. The RAC15...

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Video – Henkel explains how their advanced materials lighten EVs and extend range

In this video Sergio and Pascal from Henkel talk to Alix Paultre about how their material solutions increase electric vehicle (EV) range and improve battery performance. In addition to making lightweight materials for lighter bodies and other car components, the company also make...

Assemblies & Cables Thermal Management Technology

Video – Continental describes some of their EV powertrain solutions at the Battery Show

In this video Alex from Continental describes some of their electric vehicle (EV) powertrain solutions to Alix Paultre at the Battery Show in Hannover, Germany. One of the novel solutions takes twin 48-V starter motors and a special transmission that combines them to create a dri...

Assemblies & Cables Motion Control Technology

Checking the charge at the Battery Show

One of the interesting aspects of the electronics industry is the resurgence of power as a critical application space and functionality enabler. Once the last thing considered in a design, power systems are now among the first things to be considered. One ramification of this is ...

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Richardson RFPD inks worldwide distribution agreement with Maxwell Technologies

Richardson RFPD today announced that it has entered into an expanded agreement with Maxwell Technologies, Inc, a leading developer and manufacturer of capacitive energy storage and power delivery solutions. The new agreement builds on the long-term relationship between the two co...

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Bicker Elektronik’s fanless DC-DC ATX power supply has ultra-wide input range for embedded box PCs

Bicker Elektronik's DC161W compact ATX power supply solution for fanless Embedded Box PCs has an expanded set of operating modes for in-vehicle applications, so-called vehicle ignition functions for intelligent shutdown control with deep discharge protection for vehicle battery. ...

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ALD’s two-channel boards automatically balance 2-cell lo-voltage supercapacitor systems

Advanced Linear Devices Inc. (ALD), a design innovation leader in analog technology, today announced a two-channel supercapacitor automatic balancing (SAB) printed circuit board (PCB) that balances leakage current, manages over-voltage and dissipates zero power. Each SABMB2 balan...

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RIGOL launches 7000 Series digital oscilloscope

RIGOL Technologies announces a significant addition to its oscilloscope portfolio with the introduction of the New 7000 Series Digital Oscilloscope. The 7000 Series delivers unmatched price/performance capability in a mid-range oscilloscope. With 10GSa/sec Sample rate and up to 5...

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Enabling best-in class GaN devices

GaN value chain players are gearing up for prime time –  In particular GaN on Si technology became the focal point for innovations in power switching, RF power for 5G and sensor applications.  As high-volume, large diameter and low cost manufacturing solutions for GaN on Si a...

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Video – Tektronix shows their IsoVu galvanic isolation probes at PCIM

In this video Tektronix shows some of the latest of their probing solutions available able to address the latest advances in wide-bandgap semiconductors and power topologies. Based on optical technology, IsoVu offers complete galvanic isolation between the test point and the osci...

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Video – Vicor explains their Power-on-Package with 3M immersion cooling

In this video Vicor explains their Power-on-Package solution with 3M immersion cooling, an example of some of the interesting solutions demonstrated at PCIM 2018, as it established a new benchmark in power density for 48V direct to CPU/GPU power rails. For more information...

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Video – Wolfspeed describes their XHV-7 SiC half-bridge power module at PCIM

In this video Wolfspeed explains one of their latest Silicon Carbide-based solutions, their new XHV-7, a 3.3kV SiC half-bridge power module that offers low loss, fast switching, and a housing that is suitable for up to 6.5 kV rated MOSFETs. Targeted applications include electric ...

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Perambulating PCIM

One of the biggest electronic events in the power industry, the Power Control and Intelligent Motion (PCIM) conference and exhibition is always a great event to attend. This year over eleven thousand visitors explored the goods and services of over five hundred exhibitors, learni...

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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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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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