Japan’s solar installations surged by a stunning 270 percent (in gigawatts (GW)) in the first quarter of 2013, positioning the country to surpass Germany to become the world’s largest photovoltaics (PV) market in terms of revenue this year. Although Japan is forecast to install fewer GW than China (which is forecast to be the largest market in GW installation terms) in 2013...
Vishay Intertechnology released 11 new Gen2 650 V FRED Pt Ultrafast diodes. The "H" family of bare die devices, suitable for applications working above 40 kHz, combine extremely fast and soft recovery time with low forward voltage drop and reverse leakage current to reduce switching losses....
Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking the industry's first SiC MOSFET and SiC Schottky diode combined in a single half-bridge package—the CAS100H12AM1 from Cree. Cree CAS100H12AM1 1200V High-Frequency Silicon Carbide Half-bridge Module is the first commercially available all silicon carbide (SiC) power module.
Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results, published in the May 7 online edition of the journal Nature Communications...
Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 40 GHz, very low inductance, high endurance and wide temperatureÂ applications. The SM-BGA-9032 socket is designed for 35x35 mm package size
While remaining in the same price range, the enhanced DPharp EJA series transmitters will now offer significantly improved performance and functionality, bringing great cost benefits to Yokogawa's customers. As standard features, they will have the same high-speed response and multi-sensing functionality available with the high-end DPharp EJX series.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions extended its strong industry position in diodes with a new family of broadband Shunt PIN Diodes for high-power switching applications. The MACOM Shunt PIN Diode series is designed for customers who need a versatile, low cost, ultra-small Shunt PIN diode element for land mobile radio, wireless infrastructure and test instrument applications.
International Rectifier announced the expansion of its PowIRaudio family with the introduction of the single channel IR4321M and dual channel IR4322M integrated power modules. The 60V IR4321M and IR4322M complement the existing product offering and expand the power capability of low load-impedance Class D audio systems....
The vision of a society in which each inhabitant of the earth manages to consume only 2000 watts has already been around for 15 years. During this time, there has been a steady increase in environmental awareness in the West. Technology has become more efficient and there appears to be very little standing in the way of a sustainable lifestyle.
UltraVolt expanded its line of precision high-voltage amplifiers - the HVA Series - capable of operating in DC, reversible, and amplifier modes. The new line of precision high-voltage amplifiers, the 10 HVA-20 HVA Series, is available with unipolar or bipolar output at 0 to 10 kV, 15 kV and 20 kV. Together with
Murata announced the UDQ series of isolated digitally controlled DC-DC converters developed by Murata Power Solutions. Incorporating a 32-bit ARM7 processor, the 420 Watt regulated UDQ2204/001 model is the first in a series of DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions to include a PMBus compatible digital interface.
Vishay Intertechnology added additional 650 V power MOSFETs to its E Series family of devices. These 22 new devices in eight different packages offer an extended on-resistance range from 30 mΩ to 600 mΩ at 10 V and broaden the series' maximum current ratings from 6 A to 105 A.
STMicroelectronics has introduced a generation of energy-efficient power devices that are positioned as reducing the environmental impact of equipment such as telecom or computing systems, solar inverters, industrial automation and automotive applications. STripFET VII DeepGATE MOSFETs are asserted to
KEMET Corporation announced the release of the new Radial Through Hole Ceramic Safety Disc Capacitors. KEMET's 900 Series encapsulated radial through-hole ceramic disc capacitors are specifically designed for interference-suppression AC line filtering applications.
What steps are necessary to keep counterfeit components out of the supply chain? Are more industry standards needed? Stop having unrealistic pricing expectations. Understand and qualify quality vendors of all kinds. Allocations and obsolescence are part of our industry....
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the availability of its ultra-wideband Doherty reference design using the BLF884P and BLF884PS – asserted to be the industry’s first wideband Doherty power amplifiers capable of broadband operation (470 MHz to 806 MHz). The new 70-W DVB-T LDMOS designs
B&K Precision expands its DC system power supply offerings with the introduction of the model 9115 multi-range programmable DC power source. The 9115 can deliver up to 1200 W in multiple combinations of voltage up to 80 V and current up to 60 A. With a high density, compact 1U form factor and standard 19" rack-mountable design...
MORNSUN launched its 4200VDC Isolated 20W DC-DC converter URF series which is aimed at applications which require high isolation such as electric power monitoring systems & medical equipment. With high power of up to 20W, the unit satisfies the demand of an extended load in one system with efficiency up to 89%.
The worldwide transition to ever smarter mobile devices, including phones or connected tablets, has obliterated the line that once existed between phones and computing devices. Today’s multitasking devices enable work, finance, entertainment and social interaction on the go like never before.
The Coilcraft CPS Short Form Catalog is a comprehensive reference to the company’s four lines of RF and power magnetics for critical applications. This 24-page catalog presents detailed specifications on magnetic components for a wide range of applications, including signal generation and processing, RF, power, impedance matching, LED drivers, timing and much more.
What’s the key to charging your phone (and other small electronics) in the blink of an eye? Invent a better supercapacitor, according to Eesha Khare, an 18-year-old, from California who was just awarded Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award and $50,000 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her project...
Announced today by VARTA Microbatteryis the addition of HVCAP35, a Nickel (Ni) based energy storage system to the V-Cap Series. VARTA Microbattery's new Ni based energy storage system is a hybrid technology that combines the high energy density advantage of batteries, with the high power advantage of supercapacitors.
Vincotech, a leading supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, has introduced a new compact 3x MNPC converter module in a standard flow 1 housing. Designed for 1200 V solar inverters, the flow3xMNPC 1 provides all the components for three-phase applications.
MPD has invented another new CR2032 low profile coin cell battery holder. While other CR2032 holder solutions often rise 8 to 10 mm above the PCB, our new LP2032SM-JJ-GTR rises under 5 mm with an installed CR2032 battery.
Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller (MCU) family with increased Flash memory densities, intelligent analog and digital peripherals, such as on-chip 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), 16-bit