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Thermal Management

Video – Henkel explains how their advanced materials lighten EVs and extend range

In this video Sergio and Pascal from Henkel talk to Alix Paultre about how their material solutions increase electric vehicle (EV) range and improve battery performance. In addition to making lightweight materials for lighter bodies and other car components, the company also make...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...

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APEC’s growth reflects the health of the power industry

This year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in San Antonio (Anaheim, CA next year) was larger than the last, and represents the new energy in the power industry (pun intended). Over 5,000 power electronics engineering professionals attended, and APEC broke records i...

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Video – On Semi demonstrates their latest wireless power and signal technology

In this video Bruno Damien from On Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre about their latest wireless and batteryless energy-harvesting technology at embedded World 2018 in Nuremnberg, Germany. The live demonstrations included a wireless and batteryless sensor, memory with NFC EEPRO...

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The mechanicals of Silicon Carbide

In the last few years, silicone carbide (SiC) MOSFET technologies have advanced significantly. When designing a power module with SiC, it is important to get the best out of the relatively high material cost. For example, Danfoss has equipped over 25 million cars and served over ...

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Video – novel energy-harvesting device can extract power from almost anywhere

In this video, Jeff Shepard demonstrates and explains the revolutionary Evercell thermal energy harvester in a meeting with Alix Paultre at the APEC conference and exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. This Evercell thermal harvester unit is seen producing a constant output in the li...

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Alex Lidow walks Alix Paultre through the EPC booth at APEC 2018

In this video, Alex Lidow, founder and CEO of EPC, talks to Alix Paultre, editor-in-chief of Power Electronics News, about the various demonstrations of GaN-based solutions at the EPC booth at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The high-frequency operation and other advanced perfor...

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Addressing thermal management of GaN semiconductors

There will always be innovation barriers which make it quite hard and complicated to use novel technologies and materials like GaN. But  let's assume that these obstacles can be overcome. Which brings us to the next question, which is "What are the major challenges using this Ga...

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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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How to improve the efficiency and reliability of liquid cooling

Quick disconnects play an integral role ensuring reliable, leak-free cooling system performance.   By DAVID VRANISH, Liquid Cooling Business Development Engineer, Colder Products Company www.cpcworldwide.com/   As data processing demands grow and ...

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The heat is on: high power surface mount resistors

By DARIN GLENN, Senior Engineering Manager, Vishay Intertechnology, www.vishay.com     The heat is on for the passive electronic component industry as it is seeing an increase in new surface-mount high-power devices, especially resistors. This is exciting be...

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Next gen heatsink technology helps hurdle thermal challenges

There are several routes that engineers can go down to accomplish the objective of keeping heat in check for PCB components. They could look at active cooling mechanisms, such as fans, but these have several drawbacks. Firstly, they take up a lot of room. Their operation will als...

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TEC controller applications in telecom systems

By YAJUNG TU, Product Applications Engineer, Analog Devices, www.analog.com   Laser diodes are used in fiber optical telecommunication systems as transmitter lasers for sending signals, pump lasers for erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA) and semiconductor optica...

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Panasonic introduces thinnest insulation solution currently available on the market

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has recently unveiled a thermal insulation sheet which is the thinnest insulation solution currently available on the market. The NASBIS (Nano Silica Balloon Insulation Sheet) high-performance thermal insulation sheet comes wit...

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Programmable EC Series fans for electronic cabinets

Orion Fans introduces the EC series (OA200EC) of dual speed fans. The electronically commutated fans suit large, power hungry equipment such as electronic cabinets, air conditioners, refrigerators, chillers, range hoods, and ventilation systems. The fans feature energy savings of...

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Air-to-air outdoor cooler from Laird cools mobile base stations and cell towers

Laird offers the AA-480 air-to-air outdoor cooler that protects critical telecommunication cabinets, energy storage systems and back-up battery systems by providing greater cooling power and increased reliability versus other units currently on the market. The cooler suits new an...

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Heat sinks cool brick-type dc/dc converters

Advanced Thermal Solutions (ATS) provides a family of high performance maxiFLOW heat sinks for cooling dc/dc power converters and power modules. The power brick heat sinks are available for full, half, quarter and one-eighth brick sizes.   With proper thermal managemen...

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ASUS ROG Announces GX700/701 and GL502

ASUS Republic of Gamers(ROG), a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards, announced the release of the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming laptop, ROG GX700, and first Strix series gaming laptop, ROG GL...

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