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Using GaN FETs in a 3.3kW bridgeless totem-pole PFC design

Now that Gallium Nitride FETs have become available, the tone has now shifted from what is possible with the technology to the actual design of functional systems. Here we’ll look at using GaN FETs in a 3.3 kilowatt totem-pole PFC, a topology we've been talking about for years....

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Maxim’s highly-integrated MAXM17574 DC-DC step-down module now at Mouser

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MAXM17574 DC-DC step-down power module from Maxim Integrated. The flexible, space-saving device allows developers to reduce design complexity and time-to-market in applications ranging from industrial power supplies to HVAC and building cont...

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AMETEK’s Shipboard Power Test Software Option is compliant with MIL-STD-1399-300B

AMETEK Programmable Power introduced a Shipboard Power Test Software Option compliant with MIL-STD-1399 Section 300B of the Department of Defense Interface Standard for Electric Power, Alternating Current. The test option is available for use with five of the company’s AC powe...

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Intelligent supercap UPS μExtension module optimizes mainboard power

The PSZ-1063 μExtension module from Bicker Elektronik extends the features of the maintenance-free DC UPS systems UPSIC-1205 / UPSIC-2403 and the DC-DC converter with backup feature DC2412-UPS / DC2412-UPS-LD (Load Dump Version) with numerous functions that ensure optimal connec...

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Video – Wolfspeed describes their SiC 6.6kW bidirectional battery charger demonstrator

John Shaw from Wolfspeed talks about a on-board 6.6kW bidirectional battery charger demonstrator using the company's latest Gen-3 Silicon Carbide (SiC) 1,000V MOSFETs. The design uses the high switching capability of SiC, with a two-stage design involving a totem-pole PFC and DC...

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Alstom and Forsee Power to supply batteries for Aptis electric buses

Alstom has selected the French battery manufacturer Forsee Power to equip the Aptis electric buses, scheduled for series delivery from 2019 onwards. The vehicles will be equipped with NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) Li-ion battery technology as a standard feature. Forsee Pow...

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Diodes’ small-outline synchronous-rectification MOSFET driver serves offline power adapters

Diodes Incorporated announced their APR346 Secondary-Side Synchronous Rectification MOSFET Driver, providing increased efficiency for off-line power adapters delivering 5V to 20V DC from an AC supply. Designed to operate in Continuous Conduction Mode (CCM), Discontinuous Conduct...

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Microsemi talks about their latest Silicon Carbide power solutions

In this video Microsemi describes some of their latest Silicon Carbide (SiC) components for Power Electronics News. The examples shown include a scalable 30kW 3-phase power system featuring their latest SiC MOSFETs and Diodes. www.microsemi.com...

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Accelerating Adoption of SiC power

There is a tremendous amount of anticipation over the potential of Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology in the market today. The buzz is all about possibilities, needs, a roadmap, all languages that treat silicon carbide in the future tense. But it isn’t for the future, Silicon car...

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PCIM Europe 2019 call for papers open until 15 October 2018

Experts from industry and academia have the opportunity to apply for a lecture or poster presentation at the PCIM Europe Conference 2019 enabling them to benefit from the platform and pass on their know-how to a qualified expert audience. The conference topics include recen...

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Diodes’ latest offline buck converter targets IoT applications

Diodes Incorporated announced the availability of the AL17050 universal offline buck converter designed for low-power Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. With its wide AC input voltage range and fully integrated MOSFET, it provides a compact and efficient solution to generatin...

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Video – On Semiconductor demonstrates an advanced motor drive solution

In this video Martin from On Semiconductor walks us through a live demonstration of their rugged industrial motor control solution. Using 100 meters of cable to represent a real-world connection distance, the demonstrator shorts and faults various aspects of motor operation to de...

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Absopulse’s pure sine wave inverters for crane applications offer wide input ranges

ABSOPULSE recently released the CSH 2K-3U7 series of rugged sine wave inverters for cranes and other severe environment applications. The inverters are designed to run peripheral equipment in crane operator cabins such as air conditioners, heaters and lights. They offer a 250Vdc ...

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Flex Power expands BMR480 DC-DC advanced bus converter family with 1300W version

Flex Power Modules' BMR48001x6/005 achieves an impressive power density of more than 680W/in3, achieved in part by optimizing its operation across the input voltage range of 45V to 60V to produce a regulated 12V output using the company’s Hybrid Regulated Ratio technology betwe...

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TDK’s low acoustic noise, full MoPPs isolation modular power supplies offer up to 18 outputs

TDK introduced the QM8 series of AC-DC power supplies, extending the QM series of 700 to 1500W modular power supplies to include up to 18 outputs. Having both medical and industrial safety certifications, the QM8 addresses a wide range of applications, including BF rated medical ...

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Agility Power builds kilowatt-level high-efficiency converters using Helix Semi’s power ICs

Fabless power semiconductor company Helix Semiconductors announced that Agility Power Systems is using the MxCTM 200 IC for its innovative, 1 kilowatt, high-efficiency 48VDC to 12VDC power converter. Agility designs highly efficient switched capacitor power conversion devices tar...

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Applied Motion Products’ highly-efficient 70Vdc switchers serve stepper drives and integrated motors

Applied Motion Products introduced a 70-volt DC switching power supply for use with DC-powered stepper motors and drives. The PS480D72 Switching Power Supply is compatible with step motor drives, integrated stepper motors as well as StepSERVO Drives and StepSERVO Integrated Motor...

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Maxim’s CISPR 22- and EN 55022-compliant Himalaya power family empowers industrial and general-purpose apps

Speed time to market and significantly reduce design cycles with EMI-compliant, Himalaya step-down switching converters and power modules from Maxim Integrated. These solutions, which comply with CISPR 22 and EN 55022, are ideal for general-purpose applications, including industr...

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Video – Wolfspeed explains a 20kW EV charger reference design

In this video John from Wolfspeed describes one of their latest SIlicon Carbide (SiC) reference designs for a 20- kilowatt dc/dc solution for EV offboard charging. Using SiC devices enable the circuit to operate at a higher frequency for a smaller package solution at a higher eff...

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TDK-Lambda’s 40W to 65W medical external supplies comply with DoE Level VI and EU Tier 2 v5

TDK introduced the TDK-Lambda medical certified DTM65-D external power supplies, which meets the stringent DoE Level VI and EU Tier 2 v5 standards for efficiency and off-load power. The DTM65-D is certified to the medical IEC 60601-1 standards, making it suitable for a variety of...

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