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3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing Symposium charts the future of integrative packaging technologies

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announced that the second biennial International Symposium on 3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing (3D-PEIM-18) will be held June 25-27, 2018, on the campus of the University of Maryland. Following on the success of...

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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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TT Electronics acquires Precision

TT Electronics announced the acquisition of Precision, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of precision electromagnetic product solutions for critical applications. Based in Minneapolis, US, Precision has around 160 employees that support customers in medical, industria...

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AMETEK’s automated remote functional test system serves environmental stress screening

AMETEK VTI Instruments announced the successful development of an Automated Remote Functional Test System for use during the environmental stress screening (ESS) of electronic modules and sub-systems. The architecture of the new test system is based on AMETEK VTI Instruments’ F...

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Laird’s thermal management tool simulates a variety of cooling apps

Laird launched a comprehensive thermal management tool to help engineers quickly select the optimum solution for their application. The Web-based Thermal Wizard employs proprietary application calculators to determine the optimal thermal management solutions at the thermoelectric...

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Toshiba to exhibit their latest at PCIM Europe

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage announced their participation in PCIM Europe (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion) 2018, where they will showcase their comprehensive portfolio of power semiconductor devices and solutions. Included on the booth will be several extens...

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Advanced Energy Industries unveils Dynamic Reverse Pulsing coating for power systems

Advanced Energy Industries announced Dynamic Reverse Pulsing (DRP), a power configuration technology that is marked by providing a higher deposition rate, lower substrate heating and higher power output on magnetrons. DRP’s unique capabilities transform the paradigm in reactive...

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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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Pentair Electrical to become nVent

Pentair Electrical will officially become nVent, following their separation from Pentair. The company is associated with brands such as nVent, CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER, and will continue to be principle brands going forward. Products with other brand nam...

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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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Step-by-Step Example for Practical PCB Design – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 3-3

Welcome to section, 3-3 of our Power Supply Design Tutorial. If you have seen yet parts 3-1 and 3-2, I strongly encourage you to do so. Since this section takes all the theory discussed in the previous two, it represents a step-by-step application of it all for a practical PCB de...

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KULR to commercialize Li-Ion safety testing devices developed by NASA, NREL

KULR Technology has reached agreement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to be the exclusive manufacturing and distribution partner for the patented Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device which causes predictable battery cell fail...

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SMA’s Utility Power Rack 5000/5500 offers a highly integrated, turnkey solution

SMA is now taking orders for its Utility Power Rack 5000/5500, a highly integrated, turnkey solution that offers up to 40 percent integration cost savings over alternative solutions. It is completely pre-assembled for easy set up and commissioning, reducing time-consuming labor p...

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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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3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing Symposium charts future of packaging

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announced that the second biennial International Symposium on 3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing (3D-PEIM-18) will be held June 25-27, 2018, on the campus of the University of Maryland. Following on the success of...

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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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PCB Layout for EMC – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 3-1

This is part 3-1, the beginning of my personal favourite session of the entire series, where we'll talk about PCB design for the best possible electromagnetic compatibility or EMC.  Section 3-1 Agenda  •       Electron “psychology” •       Inductors –...

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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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