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Nanocrystalline Cut Cores: new technology for significantly reduced core losses

This webtalk from PCIM will be about VAC’s new technology for the production of nanocrystalline cut cores that helps to significantly reduce the core losses. Today the power electronics industry is driven by silicon based semiconductors and of course, the new materials like ...

Components & Devices Technology

Power Electronic Trends in EV-Charging

This webtalk is an introduction to charger topics, related to charging batteries in electric vehicles. Starting from an overview on different charging scenarios, it covers power electronic approaches to serve private use in a power range up to 22kW as well as ideas on how to char...

Components & Devices Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

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 – 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 ...

Components & Devices Technology

Redesigning your wet processing can save chemicals and disposal costs

Silicon and compound semiconductor wafers undergo many critical procedures during the microfabrication process, including the recurring stripping of photoresist, the light-sensitive material (liquid or film) that is deposited during various steps of wafer production. Reexamining ...

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Video – Littelfuse talks about their aggressive move into SiC power modules at PCIM 2018

In this video Friend of the Show Sujit Bannerjee of Littelfuse talks to Alix Paultre about the increased commercial availability of next-generation Silicon Carbide semiconductor devices. Once known for their passives and infrastructure products, Littelfuse's purchases of the IP a...

Components & Devices Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

Video – On Semi describes an ultra-wide input converter demo at APEC

In this video Armondo from On Semiconductor explains a live demo of an ultra-wide input DC-DC converter based on their NCP12700 fixed frequency, peak current mode, PWM controller. The device contains all of the features necessary for implementing single-ended power converter topo...

Components & Devices Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

Video – Analog Devices explains their PMBus demonstrator at APEC 2018

In this video Michael from Analog Devices explains their PMBus demonstrator at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Their Power-by-Linear empowered solution handles every aspect of an advanced power circuit. www.analog.com...

Components & Devices Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

Addressing high-voltage applications with SiC MOSFETs

Something I used to say is that if you or your customer doesn’t have an application where you have to switch more than thousand volts at greater than 20 kilohertz, you don't need silicon carbide. The value proposition is there, but it's not that compelling, yet. However, the ad...

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Video – Chris Dries of United SiC talks to Alix Paultre at APEC 2018

In this video Chris Dries, President and CEO of United Silicon Carbide, talks to Alix Paultre about their latest wide-bandgap devices at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. One of the areas the company is focusing on are in-car charging systems, a growing industry segment. Fo...

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Video – Infineon describes their latest EiceDRIVER MOSFET drivers

In this video Vincent from Infineon describes the latest devices in their EiceDRIVER family of MOSFET drivers at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Germany. Examples include the 1EDN7550 and 1EDN8550 EiceDRIVER 1-channel low-side gate drivers, with truly differential inputs to prevent fal...

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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...

Components & Devices Power Supplies & Energy Storage Test & Measurement Technology

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...

Components & Devices Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

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...

Components & Devices Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

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...

Components & Devices Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

How GaN is changing power system design

We’ve all heard about how wide-bandgap semiconductors are changing things, and how they will bring about a new revolution in power systems design. That’s all well and good, but it’s time to get specific and talk directly about the benefits and how they can be implemented. ...

Components & Devices Thermal Management Technology

Leveraging the performance of Silicon Carbide

With all of the buzz about wide-bandgap semiconductors like Silicon Carbide (SiC), and how it can improve your design, the main question for many is how to go about leveraging SiC's performance benefits. Factors to consider are accurate test and measurement, optimizing the gate d...

Components & Devices Test & Measurement Technology

Addressing advanced automotive power systems

It’s easy to appreciate the benefits of the electronics that power the many functions in a modern vehicle, the heated seats, air conditioning, navigation, infotainment, and safety systems designed to increase comfort and our overall driving experience. It’s hard to imagine wh...

Components & Devices Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

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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