Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA) has launched a new P-channel Enhancement-mode Power MOSFET, the AP2325GEU6-HF-3, which is well-suited for use in applications such as load switches. Combining fast switching, low on-resistance and cost-effectiveness, the AP2325GEU6-HF-3 is simple to use and has a low gate charge.
It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study published in Springer’s Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. In fact—using the official U.S. government estimates of health and environmental costs from burning fossil fuels...
B&K Precision announced three new base models to its XLN Series of programmable DC power supplies. Expanding on the success of the XLN Series, the new models, XLN15010, XLN30052, and XLN60026 offer an even greater range in output voltage - up to 150V, 300 V, and 600 V, respectively.
VadaTech now offers a new power module compliant to the MicroTCA.0 specification that boasts up to 950W of DC power. This is over 150W more power than any same-sized (single width) module in the industry, including VadaTech’s first generation UTC010 unit.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions announced a new ceramic GaN on SiC HEMT Power Transistor for avionics applications. The MAGX-001090-600L00 is a gold-metalized, matched GaN on Silicon Carbide, RF power transistor optimized for pulsed avionics applications, such as secondary surveillance radar in air traffic control systems.
The novel material graphene and its technological applications are studied at the Vienna University of Technology. Now scientists have succeeded in combining graphene light detectors with semiconductor chips. Today, most information is transmitted by light – for example in optical fibres.
The stage is now set for superconductivity to branch out and meet some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today. This is according to a topical review `Superconductivity and the environment: a Roadmap', published today, 16 September, in IOP Publishing's journal Superconductor Science and Technology...
Here at ECN we're always looking for what's going to change the world of electrical design and make life better for our engineers. For November 15, we're focusing on Temperature Management. We know our readers have varied opinions and valuable experiences – now here’s a great opportunity to showcase them.
Emerson Network Power launched the Liebert APS uninterruptible power supply system (UPS) with FlexPower technology. The Liebert APS system supports power requirements of up to 20kVA/18kW. It eliminates the need to over provision, increasing operational efficiency and contributing to the UPS system’s low total cost of ownership (TCO).
GE’s Critical Power business introduced its new PIM400 Power Input Module, positioned as simplifying the task of implementing dual redundant, hot-swappable -48-V DC power distribution. Available in a quarter-brick design (2.3” x 1.45“ x 0.54”), the module’s reduced footprint enables original equipment
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation introduced its EPC2016 enhancement mode gallium nitride power transistors. This a 3.36-mm2, 100-VDS, 11-A device includes a maximum RDS(on) of 16 mΩ with 5 V applied to the gate. This GaN power transistor presents high performance due to its ultra high switching frequency
When it comes to circuit protection, the first line of resistance is resistance. Resistance limits current flow and resistance, in conjunction with capacitance, slows the rate of increase of voltage, giving other protection measures in the circuit time to act. But, resistance has its drawbacks. If the current through the resistance is significant, it wastes power....
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the T1G6001032-SM, a ceramic packaged, 10W peak (P3dB) power transistor fabricated using TriQuint Semiconductor’s proven Gallium Nitride (GaN) production process. Offering a broad instantaneous bandwidth afforded from TriQuint’s TQGaN25 process technology...
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new compound that can be integrated into silicon chips and is a dilute magnetic semiconductor – meaning that it could be used to make "spintronic" devices, which rely on magnetic force to operate, rather than electrical currents.
For many of us, it’s the fuel that wakes us up and gets us started on our day. Now, University of Cincinnati researchers are discovering that an ingredient in our old coffee grounds might someday serve as a cheaper, cleaner fuel for our cars, furnaces and other energy sources.
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor of electrical engineering and several colleagues have created a new measurement tool that could help avoid an energy crisis like the one California endured during the early 2000s and better prepare the electricity market for the era of the smart grid.
Commercial uses for ultraviolet (UV) light are growing, and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low-cost uses of the technology. The patent-pending LED creates a more precise wavelength of UV light than today’s commercially available UV LEDs...
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a new mechanism for extracting energy from light, a finding that could improve technologies for generating electricity from solar energy and lead to more efficient optoelectronic devices used in communications.
Renewable energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But there are times when solar and wind farms generate more electricity than is needed by consumers. Storing that surplus energy in batteries for later use seems like an obvious solution, but a new study from Stanford University suggests that might not always be the case.
Schaefer Inc. announces the addition of the MTQZ75 Series by Minmax to its wide-ranging power product portfolio. The MTQZ75 Series is a 75W dc-dc converter designed specifically for mission critical transit and railway solutions. MTQZ75 Series is a new generation of high performance dc-dc converter modules designed predominantly for applications in the railway industry....
We love to interact with our engineering community at ECN, and we’re always interested in learning about the different trends and new technologies our readers are working on! In fact, we're devoting an entire issue to what our readers think about the impact of different technologies on their jobs and projects. Our power category will focus on the datacenter, which we've covered a lot on the site this year.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s TGA2578, a 30W GaN power amplifier covering 2-6GHz. The TriQuint TGA2578 offers 27dB small signal gain while maintaining 40% power added efficiency (PAE). System designers benefit from reduced combining in circuit paths....
Linear Technology Corporation announces a new H grade, wider temperature range version of the LT1965, a 1A LDO with high power density. The IC features low dropout voltage of only 300mV at full load, wide VIN capability of 1.8V to 20V and an adjustable output from 1.2V to 19.5V.
At DSEI 2013, e2v will be introducing a new range of ultra wideband (2-18GHz) Microwave Power Modules (MPMs). Suitable for use in Electronic Warfare (EW), data links and radar and communications systems, the MPMs feature market-leading size, weight and power (SWaP) characteristics and are not covered by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces the launch of its new Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) Design Center which shows the wide range of products for consumer SMPS available from Infineon Technologies. Infineon Technologies offers a wide range of cost-effective products for consumer switch mode power supplies (SMPS).