Vishay Intertechnology Announces New N-Channel TrenchFET Power MOSFET
Vishay Intertechnology today released a new n-channel TrenchFET power MOSFET in the thermally enhanced PowerPAK SO-8 package that extends the company's ThunderFET technology to 150 V. The Vishay Siliconix SiR872ADP offers low on-resistance of 18 mΩ at 10 V and 23 mΩ at 7.5 V, while maintaining low gate charge, 31 nC typical at 10 V and 22.8 nC typical at 7.5 V.
Micrel Offers New High Accuracy, Ultra-Small, Voltage Supervisor Featuring Watchdog, Manual Reset and Dual-Outputs
Micrel today announced the MIC826 +/-0.5 percent accuracy voltage supervisor, with manual reset input, watchdog timer and dual outputs in space saving 1.6mm x 1.6mm thin DFN package. The device is aimed at portable applications which require small size, high integration, and low current consumption.
Cable Drop Compensator Improves Load Regulation By A Factor Of 10
Linear Technology announces the LT6110 cable drop compensator, a new device that improves voltage regulation at remote loads without the need for Kelvin sense wires. The LT6110, a new component for the designer, has been architected for use with most types of voltage regulators and can provide several volts of load regulation compensation.
NXP Delivers Best-in-Class MOSFET Solution for Power over Ethernet Applications
NXP Semiconductors today launched a new family of NextPower Live MOSFETs designed specifically for Power over Ethernet applications. Building on NXP's strength in power MOSFETs, the new devices – PSMN040-100MSE and PSMN075-100MSE – provide twice the level of inrush current capability of competitive offerings, making them ideal for high-power PoE architectures (30W and above) such as PoE+, UPoE and LTPoE++.
Intersil’s New Power Factor Controller Provides Low Harmonic Distortion, Maximum Efficiency over Wide Voltage Ranges
Intersil has introduced a new active power factor controller that delivers minimal harmonic distortion and high power factor correction. The ISL6730A features a patent-pending breakthrough in negative capacitance technology which reduces EMI filter size, improves THD and PF and provides maximum efficiency over a wide input supply range and output power (input voltages from 85VAC to 270VAC and power range from 50W to 2kW).
12 Pulse Gate Firing Board For SCR Control Of High Power 100mm Thyristor Applications
Applied Power Systems is proud to announce the release of their BAP3012 next generation twelve pulse gate firing board which provides robust and reliable operation of parallel or series connected Silicon Controlled Rectifier bridges for high power phase-control and power conversion applications using up to 100mm devices.
iWatt PrimAccurate Power Adapter Chipsets Achieve Ultra-Low Standby Power
iWatt expands its PrimAccurate pulse width modulation controller platform to include two new power adapter chipsets that offer the company's fastest standby recovery. The iW1766 + iW628 and iW1767 + iW628 chipsets provide ultra-low, <10mW standby power at up to 12W output power and <20mW standby at up to 24W output power (respectively), while giving designers the option for what the company believes is the industry's fastest dynamic load response.
IXYS Introduces a New Megapower 83mm Phase Control Thyristors with Rating of 2.2kV
IXYS today announced that its subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode launched a new addition to its 83mm die phase control thyristors product group. The thyristors, rated at 2200 volt, are the latest introduction to this new product group that uses an integrated die construction and improved package design for better electromechanical and thermal performances.
Smallest Footprint Surface Mount Package For 1.2KV To 1.8KV Power Semiconductors
IXYS Corporation announce the D2-Pak (TO-263) and D3-Pak (TO-268) packages with higher 'creepage' spacing which enables higher voltage power semiconductors to be used in these Surface Mount Devices. SMDs are preferred for lower cost alternatives to modules and to other bulkier discrete components in integrated power designs.
Linear Introduce FMEA Compliant 45V LDO Featuring 3 microA Quiescent Current
Linear Technology has today revealed the introduction of the LT3007, the latest member in a family of high voltage, micropower, robust PNP-based LDOs, featuring an ultralow 3 microA quiescent current. The LT3007's high input voltage capability, spanning 2.0V to 45V with an adjustable output voltage ranging from 0.6V to 44.5V, enables operation in a wide variety of application spaces.
CD Automation Enhance Thyristor Power Control Portfolio
CD Automation's comprehensive range of thyristor power controllers has been enhanced with the addition of the REVO-Multidrive for currents to 2600A. The product is also used with complex load types where there is a need for phase angle firing. These include transformer coupled loads, fast responding loads, loads with large resistance changes and loads requiring current limiting or soft-start.
Dialog Semiconductor delivers critical system power management for tablets based on the next generation Intel Atom processors
Dialog Semiconductor announced today that Intel Corporation and Dialog have expanded their collaboration for the development of a single-chip power management IC (PMIC) to deliver new solutions. Together with the next generation Intel Atom processor, codename "Bay Trail", this PMIC delivers outstanding battery life for tablet designs, a critical factor in consumer product choice.
Linear Introduces +/- 0.75% Accuracy Rail-to-Rail 80V Power Monitor
Linear announce the introduction of the LTC2945, a wide range I²C system monitor that monitors the current, voltage and power of any 0V to 80V rail. In many cases, prior power monitoring solutions are limited to 3V to 5V supplies and monitor voltages less than 36V, requiring additional circuitry to monitor higher voltages. The LTC2945 has flexible power supply options, deriving power from a 4V to 80V monitored supply, a 2.7V to 80V secondary supply, or from the onboard shunt regulator.
International Rectifier Announce High Current POL Integrated Voltage Regulator
IR announce the introduction of the IR3847 high current Point-of-Load integrated voltage regulator that extends the current rating of IR's third generation SupIRBuck family up to 25A in a compact 5x6 mm package. Available in a compact 5x6mm PQFN package, the IR3847 also offers market-leading electrical and thermal performance for 15A – 25A applications such as peak efficiency greater than 96% and temperature rise at 25A as low as 50°C.
TI's Flyback Controller Surpasses Energy Star 5 Standby Power Requirements
Expanding its line of energy-efficient, no-load adapter power controllers, Texas Instruments announce the industry's first flyback controller that exceeds Energy Star 5 standby power requirements for 10- to 65-W AC-DC adapters used with notebooks, motor control, smart meters, micro-inverters and other high-powered applications. Used in conjunction with TI's award-winning WEBENCH online design tool, the LM5023 flyback controller simplifies and speeds high-voltage DC-DC designs.
New User-Defined High-Performance VI Chip PRM Modules From Vicor
Vicor introduces new user-configurability capabilities for its high-performance VI Chip PRM modules. The new PowerBench tool suite equips designers to customize and simulate efficient PRM modules for use as PoL buck-boost regulators or to drive VTM current multipliers and meet a broad range of PoL power requirements. Vicor's easy to use PowerBench online tool suite gives designers the flexibility to specify the voltage, current and protection parameters of their PRM module and immediately simulate their models in application-specific operating conditions.
Analog Devices Announces Next Generation of Digital Power Controllers with PMBus Interface
Analog Devices today introduced the ADP1051 advanced digital power controller with PMBus interface targeting ultra-compact, high density isolated DC-to-DC power supply systems with parallel/redundant capability.
TI’s highly integrated 64-kB digital power controller reduces server downtime
Expanding its broad portfolio of analog and digital power management products, Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced a highly integrated and configurable digital power management controller with 64 kB of program Flash memory for AC/DC and isolated DC/DC power supplies.
Intersil’s New ZL8101 Delivers Industry’s Most Flexible Digital Power Management Solution
Intersil today introduced its newest digital power supply management solution, featuring automatic compensation and adaptive performance optimization algorithms that significantly improve power conversion efficiency.
Microsemi Adds Multiple New Devices to Non-Punch Through IGBT Product Family
Microsemi today announced the availability of more than a dozen new devices in its new generation of 1200 volt (V) non-punch through (NPT) IGBTs which include 25A, 50A and 70A current ratings. Microsemi's NPT IGBT product family is designed for a wide range of industrial applications requiring high power and high performance, with the newest devices well-suited for arc welders, solar inverters, and uninterruptible and switch mode power supplies.
Dual 750mA/250mA Linear LDO Regulator with Independent Inputs Offers Ultralow Noise
Linear announces the LT3030, a dual low noise, low dropout regulator with independent inputs and independent shutdown control for each channel. The device delivers continuous output current up to 750mA on one channel and 250mA on the other channel, with a low dropout voltage of only 300mV at full load.
Micrel Introduces Industry's First Triple 2Amp-Per-Output Synchronous Buck Regulator
Micrel today announced the MIC23450 and MIC23451, two triple-output, high-efficiency synchronous buck regulators designed with Micrel's HyperLight Load technology. The MIC23450 delivers two Amps per output and the MIC23451 provides one Amp per output.
Linear Technology Announce LTM8001 Micromodule Regulator
Linear Technology introduces the LTM8001, a step-down µModule regulator consisting of an array of five low noise 1A linear regulators. The linear regulators are also configurable to deliver 2A, 3A, 4A or 5A, depending on the number and combination of current shared outputs. Housed in a 15mm x 15mm x 3.42mm ball grid array package, the LTM8001 provides high efficiency conversion from an input source, ranging from 6V to 36V, by powering the five low noise linear regulators from an onboard synchronous step-down converter.
Intersil Announces ISL6446A Dual PWM/Linear Controller
Intersil introduce a new dual PWM + linear controller that delivers the industry's most flexible, efficient power solution for a broad variety of broadband and networking applications. The ISL6446A integrates complete control, monitoring and protection functions for two synchronous buck PWM controllers and one linear controller. It allows designers to easily convert 4.5V to 24V DC into as many as three output voltages, with extensive protection.
NXP Delivers World’s First Low VCEsat Double Transistors in 2-mm x 2-mm Leadless Package
NXP Semiconductors today introduced the industry's first double transistors with low saturation voltage in a 2-mm x 2-mm DFN (discrete flat no-leads) package. The 15 new types are available immediately in a leadless, low-profile DFN2020-6 (SOT1118) package, with collector voltages (VCEO) of 30, 60 and 120 V (PBSS4112PAN).
Toshiba Unveil High-speed Dual N-ch MOSFET For DC-DC Converters Of Mobile Devices
As additional functions are added to mobile devices, including smartphones, cellular phones, tablets and notebook PCs, and as increasing demands are made on the batteries of those devices, efforts continue to improve the user experience and cut charge times by boosting charge density and significantly increasing the charging current and frequency.
Fast And Efficient 650V XPT Trench IGBTs Announced By IXYS
IXYS have today introduced a new IGBT product line – 650V XPT Trench IGBTs. The current ratings of devices in the new product family range from 30A to 200A at a high temperature of 110C. With on-stage voltages as low as 1.7V, these new XPT devices are designed to minimize conduction and switching losses, especially in hard-switching applications.
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. Unveil Cost Effective Miniature Through-Hole Power MOSFETs
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. have introduced a new series of power MOSFETs in the popular TO-92 through-hole package which is widely used in commercial and industrial applications where PCB space is at a premium.
ROHM Announce New System Power Management IC
ROHM Semiconductor has today revealed development of a dedicated system power management IC to support Intel's latest Atom-based platform, code name "Bay Trail". A highly integrated power management solution with industry leading power efficiency, ROHM's PMIC is targeted towards ultra-thin form factor tablet and convertible devices.
CISSOID Announce New High-Temperature 1200V/10A SiC MOSFET
CISSOID introduces CHT-NEPTUNE, a high-voltage power switch in TO-257 package, suitable for power converters and motor drives guaranteed for reliable operation up to +225°C. CHT-NEPTUNE is a high-temperature, high-voltage, Silicon Carbide MOSFET specifically built for power converter applications in high-temperature and harsh environments.
Plessey Semiconductors Introduce Ultra-Low Noise Robust Linear Regulators
Plessey Semiconductors today announced the release of the PS2292X family of easy-to-use, robust, linear regulator products that uses Plessey's bipolar process to offer industry-leading, low noise performance and very low dropout. The devices are part of a high current, single supply, LDO family that operates from an input voltage as low as 1.7V and as high as 12V.
Texas Instruments Gate Drivers Target IGBT And SiC FET Designs
Texas Instruments unveil the industry's first 35-V, single-channel, output stage power management gate drivers for insulated-gate bipolar transistors and silicon carbide FETs. TI's new UCC27531 and UCC27532 output stage gate drivers with split output provide the most efficient output drive capability, shortest propagation delay and increased system protection for isolated power designs, such as solar DC/AC inverters, uninterruptible power supplies and electric vehicle charging.
Vicor Introduces New 12 V-optimized Additions To Picor Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator Product Family
Vicor Corporation is pleased to announce the expansion of its award-winning Picor Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator product line for high efficiency point-of-load DC-DC regulation. Optimized for 12 V operation (8 V to 18 Vin), these new PI34XX series buck regulators increase performance for a host of embedded applications in computing, telecommunications, industrial and other environments, delivering over 95% peak efficiency for 12 V to 3.3 V regulation and up to 15 A.
Micrel Launches Dual-Output Buck Regulator With HyperLight Load Combining Highest Efficiency In Smallest Footprint
Micrel today introduced the MIC23158/9, two high-efficiency 3MHz dual-output 2A buck regulators. Benefiting from Micrel's proprietary HyperLight Load technology, the ICs provide ultra-fast transient response for today's most demanding applications including set-top boxes, core and I/O voltages for FPGAs, CPLDs, ASICs, GPS/navigation systems, PC cards, automotive instrumentation and general purpose point-of-load (POL) DC-to-DC conversions.
High-Current, High-Voltage and High-Performance Applications Benefit From Microchip’s New LDO Voltage-Regulator Family
Microchip announce the MCP1755 and MCP1755S high-performance, high-input-voltage and high-output-current family of CMOS Low-Dropout voltage regulators. These LDOs can accept a wide input voltage range of 3.6-16V and deliver an output current of 300 mA at output voltages of 1.8-5.5V, while consuming only 68 µA of quiescent current (typical).
REO Announce New Current Transformer With IEC 60044-1 Accuracy Of 0.2%
REO's new AC current transformer is accurate to 0.2% - meeting IEC 60044-1 requirements. Current transformers are used to isolate low voltage monitoring circuits from higher power circuits when monitoring or measurement must take place. A current transformer produces a reduced current accurately proportional to the current in the circuit, which can be connected to measuring and recording instruments.
Micrel's New 6A/3A Synchronous Buck Regulators Deliver up to 93% Peak Efficiency
Micrel have announced the release of the MIC23603/303, a family of 4MHz PWM 6A/3A synchronous buck regulators featuring HyperLight Load technology. The patented architecture implemented in the MIC23603/303 delivers state-of-the-art transient performance with just 5mV of output ripple in full PWM mode.
PWM driver halves the power dissipation of solenoids, valves, and actuators
PWM solenoid driver iC-GE and iC-GE100 enable the optimum energizing of magnetic solenoids in valves, relays, and other actuators, thus saving power. The solenoids are driven by a regulated current of between 100 mA and 1 A (iC-GE100: 10 to 100 mA). Active power control permits the devices to be used in a wide supply voltage range of between 10 and 36 V.
Vishay Siliconix Introduces ThermaSim 3.0 for Power MOSFETs
Vishay Intertechnology today introduced a new version of its free ThermaSim online thermal simulation tool for power MOSFETs, microBUCK power ICs, and DrMOS products: ThermaSim 3.0. For precise analysis of simulated temperature profiles, the latest version of ThermaSim has been enhanced with a number of key features such as temporal zooming of die temperature with respect to power, and the ability to define more real-world conditions for increased simulation accuracy and design reliability, while simplifying the user experience.
The Industry’s First Mass-Produced SiC MOS Module Without a Schottky Diode
ROHM recently announced that they have begun mass-production of 1200V/180A-rated SiC MOS modules for inverters/converters used for industrial equipment, photovoltaic power conditioners and the like. This new product is the first* module to incorporate a power semiconductor comprised of just an SiC MOSFET, increasing the rated current to 180A for broader applicability while contributing to lower power consumption and greater compactness.