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The industry’s first fully encapsulated 50A digital power module

March 20, 2015 12:28 pm | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the industry’s first 50A fully encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power module. The ISL8272M is a complete step-down power supply that delivers up to 50A of output current from industry standard 12V or 5V input power rails, and four modules can be combined....

80W S-band amplifier supports short and long pulse radar

March 20, 2015 12:19 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a GaN power amplifier delivering 80W Psat...

High-efficiency GaN PA delivers 100W in S-Band

March 20, 2015 10:00 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a GaN power amplifier delivering 100W Psat...

Ceramic chip capacitors deliver high reliability for automotive applications

March 20, 2015 9:26 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

New Vishay Intertechnology RoHS-Compliant SMD MLCCs Deliver High Reliability for Automotive...

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Clean energy future: New cheap and efficient electrode for splitting water

March 19, 2015 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

UNSW Australia scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel, hydrogen. The new technology is based on an inexpensive, specially coated ...

Imperfect graphene opens door to better fuel cells

March 19, 2015 1:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The honeycomb structure of pristine graphene is beautiful, but Northwestern University scientists, together with collaborators from five other institutions, have discovered that if the graphene naturally has a few tiny holes in it, you have a proton-selective membrane that could ...

Hidden benefits of electric vehicles revealed

March 19, 2015 12:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Electric vehicles are cool, research shows. Literally. A study in this week's Scientific Reports by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) and in China add more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric vehicles ...

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Chemistry research holds great promise for advancing sustainable energy

March 19, 2015 12:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New research published by Rutgers University chemists has documented significant progress confronting one of the main challenges inhibiting widespread utilization of sustainable power: Creating a cost-effective process to store energy so it can be used later....

AC/DC power supplies operate from a universal input of 85VAC to 264 VAC

March 19, 2015 12:09 pm | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MPL-05SEUP series is a family of ultra-miniature, 5W AC/DC power supplies. These low cost power supplies are specifically designed to provide the small package, robust features and safety approval required for a variety of board level applications where performance requirements are high....

Economical power supplies include output up to 600W

March 19, 2015 11:30 am | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the BENCH range of economical programmable power supplies - compact, remote-controllable, single-output DC power supplies with available power output up to 600W. The range includes voltages from 20V to 1000V output, and 1.5A to 30A current to a maximum of 600W....

Engineering Update #102: Goodyear's electricity generating tire

March 19, 2015 11:21 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

We’ve all heard of regenerative-braking, where kinetic energy from brakes is captured and returned to the vehicle’s batteries. Most of the popular hybrid and pure electric vehicles like the Prius, Tesla Roadster, and Chevy Volt use some form of regenerative breaking....

Current sense transformers detect switching current up to 40 Amps

March 17, 2015 10:05 am | by Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft is launching its new CST2010 Series of current sense transformers this week at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Coilcraft is located in Booth 1107.

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APEC 2015

March 16, 2015 1:08 pm | Events

APEC 2015 continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer. Outstanding technical content is provided at one of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference.

PSMA announces APEC 2015 Industry Session on nanotechnology

February 26, 2015 12:31 pm | News | Comments

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Nanotechnology Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2015 titled, “Nanotechnology — State and Federal Activities.” The session will take place on March 18, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m....

“Latest Advances in Power Semiconductors, a Less Biased Discussion”

February 24, 2015 9:28 am | Events

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Semiconductor Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2015 titled, “Latest Advances in Power Semiconductors, a Less Biased Discussion.” The APEC session will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m.-11:55 a.m....

APEC 2015

February 2, 2015 10:37 am | by ECN Staff | Events

As the premier event in Applied Power Electronics, APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference, APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in ...

Who will win the wireless power dogfight?

March 21, 2014 10:37 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

It’s like Betamax and VHS. The United States and the Soviet Union. Tom and Jerry. The furious tussle between direct induction and resonant magnetic induction played out at the 2014 Applied Power and Electronics Conference (APEC). This is a desperate fight that’ll determine the future of wireless power....

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DC/DC controller capable of delivering up to 50A output current

March 13, 2014 11:27 am | Micrel | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel (San Jose, CA) announced that it would be previewing the MIC2111 DC/DC multi-mode controller at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2014. The industry conference will be held March 16-20, at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Breakthrough Technologies Driving Successful Energy Harvesting-Powered Products

January 31, 2014 10:09 am | Events

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Energy Harvesting Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2014 titled: “Breakthrough Technologies Driving Successful Energy Harvesting-Powered Products.” The session will take place on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Fort Worth, Texas Convention Center.

APEC 2014

November 22, 2013 12:11 pm | Events

APEC 2014 continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer. Outstanding technical content is provided at one of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference.

ICs Reduce Switching Regulator Output Ripple and Harmonics by 60 dB at High Frequencies

February 9, 2012 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ground-breaking new MIC94300 /MIC94310 were developed to provide more efficient noise suppression for today's highly sensitive data and image capturing systems. The MIC94300 integrates a low-R DS(ON), current-limit switch and a low-pass filter that

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Demo at APEC 2012

February 9, 2012 6:52 am | Videos | Comments

Here is a short demo of some of the LED driver products Alpha and Omega Semiconductor was demonstrating at this year's APEC 

SMPS Controller IC Enables Ultra-low Standby Power at No Loads and Enables EuP Lot 6 Compliance

February 8, 2012 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. unveiled the GreenChip SPR TEA1716 switched-mode power supply (SMPS) controller IC. Designed for use in 90-W to 500-W power supplies, the smart power resonant (SPR) TEA1716 combines

Digital PWM Controllers Tout Small Footprint, High Efficiency

February 7, 2012 10:52 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced its a family of CHiL digital PWM controllers that is said to dramaticall shrinks footprint and improve efficiency in a variety of mid-range to high-end and extreme server, desktop, and computing applications. The six new devices meet

MOSFETs Support High Efficiency, Power Density and Low RDS(on) in SMPSs

February 7, 2012 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies introduced its new OptiMOS 40-V and 60-V power MOSFET families. These devices are optimized for synchronous rectification in Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) such as

Low Voltage MOSFETs Promise Reduced Size, High Efficiency for Synchronous Rectification in SMPSs

February 7, 2012 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced a new family of ultra-high-efficiency, high-speed MOSFETs that are asserted to deliver significant improvements in trade-off characteristics between low on resistance (RDS(ON)) and low input capacitance

SoC Enables Measurement and Diagnostics for High-Power Monitoring in Industrial App and Data Centers

February 7, 2012 4:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduced the 78M6631, a Teridian 3-phase power measurement system-on-chip (SoC) that embeds power monitoring into high-load applications. This fully self-contained and customizable energy measurement system offers

ON Semiconductor Showcases Products for Reducing Energy Consumption in Standby Mode

February 6, 2012 12:13 pm | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor's latest AC-DC controllers, shunt regulators and Schottky rectifiers will be demonstrated at the industry’s leading power electronics show.

Power-Supply Controller Touts Desirable Efficiency and Power Density Characteristics

February 6, 2012 9:37 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics’ L6699D controller for LLC resonant voltage converters is believed to be the first of its type to combine anti-capacitive protection, auto-adaptive dead-time and enhanced safe-start operation. These features are

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