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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...

Components & Devices 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...

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

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...

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...

Components & Devices Technology

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

Video – ADI demonstrates their updated Silent Switcher power tech for reduced EMI at APEC 2018

In this video Analog Device's Tony Armstrong talks to Alix Paultre of Power Electronics News about how they updated ADI Silent Switcher power tech with improved magnetic cancellation for reduced EMI. In the live demonstration Tony shows how the radiated conducted emissions are ov...

Power Supplies & Energy Storage 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

Video – Advanced Thermal Solutions talks about their latest cold plates and heat pipes at APEC 2018

In this video Advanced Thermal Solutions talks about their cold plates for high-density power systems at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Their latest heat-pipe solutions improve the ability to transfer heat away from hot areas in critical systems. For more information vis...

Thermal Management 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...

Components & Devices Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

A brief history of Silicon Carbide

The adoption of Silicon Carbide (SiC) power semiconductors in everything from electric vehicles to solar PV and industrial motors is accelerating, but where does the material come from? What’s so special about it? And why has it taken so long for SiC to gain traction in the sem...

Components & Devices Technology

Video – TI shows an 8-kW 3-phase bidirectional GaN-based grid converter at APEC 2018

In this video TI shows a demonstration of an 8-kW 3-phase bidirectional GaN-based grid converter created in a joint effort with Siemens at APEC 2018. In the demonstration the power circuit, operating at 150 kH, showed excellent thermal performance (under a thermal camera) and out...

Power Supplies & Energy Storage Thermal Management Technology

What Passive Components can do to improve Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors

Lately there have been so many things said about wide-bandgap semiconductors, so now, it's the turn to speak about passives and what passives can do to improve material technology like silicon carbide. What can a capacitor manufacturer do to improve silicon carbide (SiC) technolo...

Components & Devices Technology

Video – Infineon demonstrates their latest motor drive solution at Embedded World

In this video Infineon shows how their EiceDRIVER family of single- and dual-channel automotive IGBT Driver IC’s can integrate with their HybridPACK family to serve hybrid and electric vehicles with six different packages that enable maximum scalability across voltage and power...

Components & Devices Motion Control Technology

Driving Silicon Carbide Power Modules

When it comes to wide-bandgap semiconductors like Silicon Carbide (SiC), the markets that usually come to mind are traction, solar and wind inverters, electric vehicles, and military applications, basically any needing high-performance power modules. An often overlooked aspect of...

Components & Devices Technology

Video – GaN Systems’ Jim Witham walks Alix Paultre through their booth at APEC 2018

In this video Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems, walks Alix Paultre through their booth at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Among the solutions on display are improved packaging for GaN-based power devices, design-ins from major power supply manufacturers showing the increased power...

Components & Devices Technology

TI describes their latest integrated board-level power modules

In this video Texas Instruments describes their latest family of board-level power modules with integrated passives and magnetics at Embedded World 2018. The modules are intended to allow designers to more easily drive TI's latest ICs. www.ti.com...

Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology