Automotive-grade capacitors feature extended voltage range
Vishay Intertechnology announced that the voltage range for its automotive-grade 146 CTI and 160 CLA series of surface-mount aluminum capacitors was extended to 100V and 80V, respectively.
Booster-less gate drivers for MOSFETs, IGBTs go up to 8A
The Scale-iDriver galvanically isolated single-channel gate-driver ICs from Power Integrations bring the FluxLink magneto-inductive bidirectional communication technology to 1.2kV driver applications.
SMT power inductors support inductance up to 30μH
The ERU19 choke series from TDK boasts saturation currents range from 10.1ADC to 43ADC, and is geared for operating temperatures of between -40°C and 150°C.
Power conversion platform targets renewable energy design
The combination of ADI's iCoupler digital isolation technology with the mixed-signal processor design eases system design for power inverter makers while also improving system safety and reliability.
62mm all-SiC power module enables faster switching speed
The latest devices from Wolfspeed promise exceptional efficiency and power density for high current power electronics such as: converters/inverters, motor drives, industrial electronics and EVs.
Synchronous buck converter simplifies USB Type-C designs
The MAX77596 from Maxim operates from a supply as low as 3.5V and as high as 24V, regulating from conventional 5V USB power, as well as the 20V upper end of the PD range.
1MHz Hall-effect current sensor boasts 210ns response time
The ACS730 from Allegro claims to offer an economical and precise solution for AC or DC current sensing, and is aimed at industrial, commercial and communications systems.
3-phase converter delivers 5kW of reliable power
The D2U5T-H3-5000-380-HU3C operates from utility-grade, three-phase AC power to deliver 5kW of reliable power to 380V distributed power systems, HVDC data centres and other industrial applications.
Automotive buck regulators flaunt adjustable frequency
Allegro MicroSystems released the A8586 provides up to 3.5A output current, while the A8587 has output current of up to 2A, aimed at power supply requirements of infotainment systems.
16bit low power MCU prolongs rechargeable NiMH apps
The ML620130 from LAPIS Semiconductor is optimised for compact industrial equipment requiring battery drive in noisy environments, touting high processing capability with low power consumption.
Fusing DDC with low voltage tech for IoT, wearables
The team up aims to develop a best-in-class extreme-low power (ELP) platform for IC fabrication with the associated ecosystem to enable chip designs for energy-critical wearable and IoT devices.
Stanley Electric slashes power use with help from Fujitsu
Fujitsu built a system for Stanley Electric that collects in real time, and centrally monitors at Stanley Electric headquarters, the power used by its companies, including 27 principal plants.
GaN suppliers looking to expand presence in market
Price and supply issues have hindered the adoption of GaN in power semiconductors. But improvements in design and engineering may help GaN suppliers increase their footprint in the industry.
GaN takes centre stage in Google Little Box Challenge
A $1 million grand prize was awarded to CE+T's Red Electrical Devils from Belgium, for designing, building and demonstrating an inverter with the highest power density and smallest volume.
What's the best way to power the Internet of Things?
IoT applications tend to have similar power requirements. The average power for remote monitors is typically low, with an occasional need to measure and broadcast data in a bursty fashion.
Monday Quiz: Test your knowledge of power MOSFETs
Power MOSFETS are used in power supplies for just about every application, for they are the devices that ultimately deliver the power to load.
Novel algorithm promises to significantly cut energy costs
An innovative technology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore could help companies and factories reduce their energy bills by as much as 10 per cent.
Top 3 tech developments in 2015
EDN Asia reviewed some of the most valuable inventions and developments in the electronics industry, and chose three innovations that made the biggest impact to our readers.
Microsupercapacitors enable powerful energy storage
Rice University researchers used laser-induced graphene to develop flexible microsupercapacitors that can charge 50 times faster than batteries and discharge more slowly than traditional capacitors.
Paper-based power generators aimed at wearable devices
University of Ulsan researchers were able to generate an open-circuit voltage of 1.5V at a frequency of about 1Hz, with a short-circuit current of 0.38A for a device only a few centimetres square.