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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....

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

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

Micrel (San Jose, CA) announced that it would be previewing the MIC2111 DC/DC multi-mode...

Breakthrough Technologies Driving Successful Energy Harvesting-Powered Products

January 31, 2014 10:09 am | Events

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)...

APEC 2014

November 22, 2013 12:11 pm | Events

APEC 2014 continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term...

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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

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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.

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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

LED Driver is Compatible with Traditional TRIAC Dimming, Analog Dimming and Non-Dimming Lamp Designs

February 6, 2012 7:22 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the FL7730 single-stage primary side regulation (PSR) controller with power factor correction (PFC), TRIAC and analog dimming compatibility, as well as the FL7732 for non-dimming applications. The FL7730 is an

100-V Synchronous Buck Regulator Includes Integrated MOSFETs

January 25, 2012 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a 100-V synchronous buck regulator with integrated MOSFETs. The 600-mA LM5017 is appropriate for telecommunication, industrial, smart grid and automotive systems. Used in conjunction with the WEBENCH online design tool, the regulator is

Next-gen Fully Automatic Heavy Wire Bonder Will Demo at APEC 2012

January 6, 2012 6:49 am | News | Comments

Hesse & Knipps, Inc., the Americas subsidiary of Hesse & Knipps Semiconductor Equipment GmbH, leading manufacturer of high speed fine pitch wedge bonders and fully automatic heavy wire bonders for the backend semiconductor industry, will demo its next generation BONDJET BJ93X Heavy Wire Bonder at APEC 2012

APEC 2012 Announces Student $1,000 Attendance Awards

June 22, 2011 9:45 am | News | Comments

The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference have announced the continuation of the popular $1,000 Student Attendance Awards to cover part of the travel and conference expenses for up to 30 students to attend APEC 2012 in Orlando, Florida, February 5-9, 2012.

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Maxim-Teridian Power Metering Smart-Grid ICs at APEC

March 24, 2011 6:24 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demonstration of Maxim/Teridian's new family of power-management ICs that perform metering functions for smart-grid applications at their booth during APEC.

Rectifiers Feature Wide Range of Current Ratings

March 8, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. expanded its portfolio of TMBS rectifiers using Trench MOS Barrier Schottky technology. Twenty new 45-V devices in four power package types were added, featuring

Power MOSFETs Combine Low On-resistance with a Low Gate Charge

March 8, 2011 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) introduced two power MOSFETS. The new low-voltage devices are optimized for use on the secondary side of high efficiency DC/DC converters. By combining

60 A Driver IC Achieves High Current in Small Form Factor

March 8, 2011 9:31 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier’s IR3550 integrated PowIRstage synchronous buck gate driver IC with co-packed control and synchronous MOSFETs and Schottky diode is optimized internally for PCB layout, heat transfer and driver/MOSFET timing. The 60-A rated device is positioned to

PoL Converters Power FPGAs and Microprocessors

March 7, 2011 11:21 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has introduced the OKI-T/36W Series of SMT point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters to its Okami range. Offered in the same DOSA standard SMT pinout as the company's OKY-T/3 and -T/5, the 24 Vin OKI-T/36W Series is said to achieve

PWM Controllers Target AC-DC Adapter Apps

March 7, 2011 9:48 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor expanded its portfolio of AC-DC power solutions for home electronics with the introduction of the NCP1234 and NCP1236 family of fixed frequency pulse width modulation (PWM) current mode controllers. These solutions are

PWM Controller Provides Low Standby Power Under 10 mW for Portable Device Chargers

March 7, 2011 7:42 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN302HL PWM controller for low standby power charger applications incorporates the company’s mWSaver technology to minimize standby input power consumption to <10 mW at 230 VAC to meet

Fully Encapsulated Digital Power Module Uses PMBus for Real Time Monitoring

March 7, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil introduced its ZL9101M fully encapsulated digital DC/DC power module for PoL power management in servers, telecommunications, networking, and storage equipment. This variable output step-down PMBus-compliant digital power supply includes

SoC Provides Power Management, Control for Datacom Equipment

March 7, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products launched a new Teridian/Maxim energy-measurement system on chip (SoC), the 78M6613. This energy-measurement solution for AC/DC power supplies brings a high level of management and control to servers and other equipment in data centers. The SoC enables

TT electronics Focuses on Alternative Energy at APEC 2011

February 23, 2011 11:04 am | News | Comments

TT electronics is using the forthcoming APEC 2011 event to highlight its very latest technologies targeting the alternative energy industries. Visitors to the TT electronics booth, number 536, will have the opportunity to

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