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Power Supplies & Energy Storage

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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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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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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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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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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Video – APEX demonstrates their load-tracking power solution at PCIM 2018

In this video APEX demonstrates their load-tracking power solution at PCIM 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. The system follows the load's needs to adjust the output as required to save energy losses and reduce the thermal imprint. The live demonstrator in the video compares two suppli...

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Video – APEX demonstrates their load-tracking power solution at PCIM 2018

In this video APEX demonstrates their load-tracking power solution at PCIM 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. The system follows the load's needs to adjust the output as required to save energy losses and reduce the thermal imprint. The live demonstrator in the video compares two suppli...

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Video – Advanced Battery Concepts explains their GreenSeal lead battery technology

In this video Don Hobday, VP of Business Development at Advanced Battery Concepts, explains to Alix Paultre their GreenSeal bipolar, lead-acid battery technology. Their bipolar construction method produces lead batteries that are lighter, cost less, charge faster, and last longer...

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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...

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Video – Isabellenhutte demonstrates an advanced EV battery managment system

In this video Isabellenhuette explains their demonstrator of an advanced EV battery managment system at The Battery Show in Hannover, Germany. The demonstrator shows all the aspects that must be considered, from the power shunts to the system monitoring and management. For...

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Output impedance as an important design parameter for power supplies

The output impedance of a power supply or voltage regulator provides a detailed insight into a power supply and its decoupling network. By measuring the output impedance, the phase margin of a power supply can be estimated. Furthermore, the spectrum of the output impedance helps ...

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Video – Movicom on their connected smart battery management technology

In this video Victor Pakhomov, CEO and Founder of Movicom, explains their connected intelligent battery management technology for Alix Paultre at the Battery Show in Hannover, Germany. The solution, intended for battery-driven autonomous vehicles among others, offers web-enabled ...

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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 – 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...

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Video – Bruce Renouard explains Pre-Flex AI-based soft-switching power tech

In this video, Bruce Renouard, CEO of Pre-Switch, explains Pre-Flex, a new technology the company unveiled to the industry at PCIM, to Alix Paultre of Aspencore. The solution is based on an embedded AI (Artificial Intelligence) controller chip that can effectively eliminate trans...

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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...

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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...

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Using a battery simulator to stress-test charging systems

Modern high-energy density batteries such as lithium-ion is potentially dangerous when not used or charged properly. Battery safety is paramount. To ensure the device is safe and reliable, thorough stress testing of the charging circuitry is a critical task. Batter safety is cruc...

Power Supplies & Energy Storage Test & Measurement Technology

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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