Data center power distribution system features precise power monitoring

Power management company Eaton® announced new management capabilities for data centers and colocation facilities with its best-in-class ePDU® third-generation (G3) platform in the Americas, featuring one percent revenue-grade…

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Power supplies handle MCUs in auto systems

ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of system power supplies optimized for high-performance microcontrollers in a variety of automotive systems, from electronic power steering to fuel injection,…

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Pop quiz: Ace our eGaN FET quiz, win a textbook by the eGaN uber guru

So you think you know your power circuits? Prove it! Ace our little quiz on gallium-nitride FET circuit design and you can win your very own signed copy…

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Spice model for SiC MOSFETs

Cree, Inc., has expanded the company’s design-in support for the C2M Series SiC MOSFET power devices with the release of a new SPICE model. Fast and accurate, the…

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BLDC driver for sensorless control

Texas Instruments (TI) TXN, -0.50% introduced the industry’s first 24-V, sinusoidal, sensorless, brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver. The DRV10983 gives customers the ability to quickly tune their motors…

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20-A SiC module targets15-kW 3-phase apps

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) has expanded the award-winning silicon carbide (SiC) 1.2 kV six-pack power module family with a new 20A all-SiC module ideally suited for 5-15 kW…

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Banner Engineering dual color LED strip lights

Banner Engineering introduces the WLS28-2 Dual Color LED Strip Lights. Featuring the same durable, low-profile design and efficiency as Banner’s work light strip family, the WLS28-2 Dual Color…

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Switching regulators target smartphones and tablets

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced five new additions to the ISL911xx family of market leading buck-boost and boost…

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Biasing bipolar transistor circuits

Bipolar transistors used in linear applications need “biasing”, as do other transistors (JFET, MOSFET) when used for linear applications rather than as switches. When used as a “switch”…

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High-rel DC-DC converters encapsulated in epoxy

VPT® Inc., a HEICO company, announced the availability of a fully encapsulated epoxy package option for its VPT Series of high-reliability DC-DC converters, EMI filters and accessory products….

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GaN HEMTs hit 6 GHz

Cree, Inc., a global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, has developed a family of 50V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor…

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Podcast: Where engineers trying to learn power GaN get into trouble

Gallium nitride (GaN) is one of the technologies that could well displace silicon MOSFETs in the next generation of power transistors. As silicon approaches its performance limits, GaN…

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Dual-phase, DC/DC digital PWM controller

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions announced the ZL8801 dual-phase, DC/DC digital PWM controller. The ZL8801 expands Intersil’s fourth generation…

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Half-bridge SiC power module handles 1.7 kV

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) continues to extend its leadership in silicon-carbide (SiC) power-device technology with the release of the industry’s first all-SiC, 1.7-kV power module in an industry-standard…

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Little, low-power camera delivers big benefits

Sensoray announces the release of its new Model 3011 Miniature HD IP camera. It fits in a 2.25 x 2.00 x 1.20 inch enclosure (including the lens) and…

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Power fail videos of the week

Smoked components seems to be the theme for this week. And now, a moment of silence for the cooling fans, resistors, capacitors, and displays that all made the…

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85-V MOSFETs have adaptive dead-time, shoot-through protection

Micrel Inc., (Nasdaq:MCRL) introduced the MIC4606, an 85V Full-Bridge MOSFET driver that features Adaptive Dead Time and Shoot-Through Protection. The device is part of Micrel’s highly successful 85V…

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Energy Harvesting

Energy harvesting is a hot topic at the moment. The desire to save energy, create it at no cost or power devices virtually forever without needing a conventional…

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Tablet talks to solar microinverters

Chilicon Power announces the CP-100 Gateway, a 7″ capacitive-touch tablet that provides powerline communication (PLC) to CP-250 microinverters with integrated Wi-Fi and zWave wireless modules. The CP-100 is…

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Ceramic capacitors work to 200°C temperatures

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a global supplier of electronic components, introduced its new High Temperature Radial Molded Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors which offer industry-leading performance in extreme environments and…

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Ultra-Compact SIP Ac-Dc Supply now Includes Low Profile

CUI Inc has extended its PBK series of ultra-compact SIP ac-dc power supplies to now include right-angle versions. The low-profile PBK-B family is available in 1 W, 3…

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Super-accurate power/energy monitor for DC supply rails handles 100V

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2946, a high or low side charge, power and energy monitor for DC supply rails in the 0V to 100V range. An integrated ±0.4%…

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Compact fuse for high-wattage smart phones

Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced the compact 777 Series Fuse to provide protection for higher-wattage wall-mount chargers for battery-powered electronic equipment. Although chargers for earlier generations of mobile phones…

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Gallery: Scenes from the IEEE ECCE conference

The IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition took place last week in Pittsburgh. The clear trends based on exhibits on the show floor included a lot of interest…

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CUI expands open frame power supply family

CUI Inc announced that it has expanded its VOF series of compact, open frame ac-dc power supplies to include 100, 120, and 150 W versions. The single-output supplies…

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