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Video – ROHM Semi explains its new power design lab in Germany

In this video, Bastian Lang of ROHM Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre about its new power electronics design lab in Wittlich (near Dusseldorf) in Germany. The lab is intended to help European customers design advanced power electronic systems using the latest wide-bandgap s...

Components & Devices Technology

Growing the infrastructure for wide-bandgap designs

There is a quiet revolution going on in the field of power electronics. In a massive effort to improve the efficiency of power transfer devices, and to reduce the electrical energy they consume, engineers and scientists are turning to entirely new materials, new device configurat...

Components & Devices Technology

Video-Andrea Vinci of Tektronix on testing advanced power electronics

In this video, Andrea Vinci of Tektronix talks to Alix Paultre about testing advanced power electronics. Since the test system has to be better than the circuit it is testing, there is always a tremendous pressure on the companies making testing products to have the fastest and m...

Test & Measurement Technology

Power Standards Lab unveils grid stability tester at DistribuTECH

Power Standards Lab, a leader in grid instruments, announced Grid Thumper, a breakthrough solution for testing the stability of microgrids, distribution grids, and back-up power systems. When subjected to stand-alone certification testing, individual pieces of grid equipment (gen...

Power Supplies & Energy Storage Test & Measurement Technology

ON Semi explains its latest efforts in wide-bandgap semiconductors

In this video, Mehrdad Baghaie of ON Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre about the company's efforts in wide-bandgap technology development. In addition to their own efforts, the development of GaN products has been accelerated by their acquisition of Fairchild. Today's engin...

Components & Devices Technology

Video: Rohde & Schwarz describes its new low-cost oscilloscope family

In this video, Rohde & Schwarz describes its new high-performance low-cost oscilloscope family to Alix Paultre during the launch at their headquarters. In addition to being well-suited for power engineering, the company is releasing a couple of high-resolution low-noise p...

Test & Measurement Technology

Video-JC Sun of Bs&T Analyzer on advanced test and measurement

In this video JC Sun of Bs&T Analyzer talks to Alix Paultre about the challenges in testing advanced magnetic components for use in wide-bandgap semiconductor applications. Even with all of the tech involved, there is still a bit of art in analog electronic design. For...

Components & Devices Test & Measurement Technology

Video-GaN Systems’ Tony Astley on advanced GaN semiconductors

In this video GaN Systems' Tony Astley talks to Alix Paultre about the state of advanced GaN semiconductors today. Finally out of the shadows of uncertainty, GaN and SiC power devices in next-generation packaging are new entering the marketplace in force. For more information ...

Components & Devices Technology

Video-Navitas discusses its latest GaN driver-on-chip technology

In this video, Steven Oliver from Navitas talks to Alix Paultre at the recent Wide-Bandgap Power Conference about the company's advanced wide-bandgap devices with on-chip drivers. By placing the drivers on the same substrate as the MOSFET, one can gain the advantages of both pr...

Components & Devices Technology

Video-STORM Eindhoven explains their e-bike with a modular battery

In this video, STORM Eindhoven talks about how its team created what they claim as the world's first electric touring motorcycle. To demonstrate the viability of the e-bike's novel modular battery system, the team took the electric motorcycle on a tour that took it around the...

Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

Selecting sense resistors for motor control with reinforced isolation

This article summarizes the differences in standards between traditional optocoupler-based technologies and inductive and capacitive technologies for reinforced isolation. It describes a system using digital control of a motor drive that incorporates current sense resistors for s...

Components & Devices Motion Control Technology

Wireless charging: advanced technology delivers real benefits

Power needs to catch up with data and become wireless to truly empower the latest generation of mobile devices. In this technical article, Infineon reviews the design challenges and standards that drive this new sector before looking at technologies that make this vital step poss...

Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

Improving the automotive power distribution architecture

In automobiles, a revolution has occurred in essentially all design aspects, from engine management to body control functions, to wheels, braking, safety and more. Only one aspect remains the same as a century ago: the power distribution architecture. This remaining vestige is ab...

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Video – Kevin Speer of Littelfuse on wide-bandgap semiconductors

In this video, Kevin Speer of Littelfuse talks to Alix Paultre for Power Electronics News at the first Wide-Bandgap Power Conference in Munich. The technology is finally entering the mainstream, and Littelfuse is developing a line of GaN- and SiC-based products to address the...

Components & Devices Technology

Video – ZES Zimmer on testing advanced power electronics

In this video Bernd Neuner from ZES Zimmer talks to Alix Paultre for Electronic News TV at the 2017 Power Electronics Conference in Nuremberg. The discussion deals with the issues involving test and measurement of wide-bandgap semiconductors, which can involve very high frequen...

Test & Measurement Technology

Safeguarding compliance of creepage and clearance with 3D analysis

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) within an electromechanical assembly that carries higher voltages need to comply with requirements according to national or international standards for specifying creepage and clearance minimum distances. There is a significant number of such standar...

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Video-Panduit’s intelligent facility Ethernet solution has capacitor-based UPS

In this video Panduit describes their EtherNet/IP solution that enables the easy creation of a network on the plant floor with a reliable, structured approach that reduces installation time and lifecycle costs. One interesting feature is the use of 5-minute (in this configurati...

Components & Devices Technology

Powering industrial systems: components, intelligence, and efficiency

The manner in which industrial systems are powered is changing dramatically as the demand for power increases and, at the same time, as environmental, commercial, and legislative pressure mounts to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiencies. Industrial systems, su...

Components & Devices Motion Control Power Supplies & Energy Storage Technology

ALD’s MOSFET boards balance high-voltage supercaps

Advanced Linear Devices, an innovator in analog semiconductors, announced high-voltage supercapacitor-balancing printed circuit boards (PCBs) designed to automatically control leakage current and enhance reliability for applications used in data center, industrial automation, pub...

Components & Devices Technology

The PSMA Reliability Committee wants your input!

In alignment with the PSMA mission of bringing value and utility to members as well as the power electronics industry as a whole, the PSMA Reliability Committee aims to spearhead industry initiatives that identify and attempt to solve the pertinent industry challenges related to ...

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