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Power Integrations, Inc., is a Silicon Valley-based supplier of high-performance electronic components used in high-voltage power-conversion systems.
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LinkSwitch AC/DC converter ICs increase current
Power Integrations has announced a new member of its LinkSwitch-TN2 AC/DC converter family. The new LNK3207 ICs facilitate higher-power offline buck converter designs for appliances and industrial applications by increasing the available output current from 360 to 575mA, while also reducing BOM count.
InnoSwitch IC sales surpass one billion units
Power Integrations has announced that shipments of the InnoSwitch ICs have surpassed one billion units. Launched in 2014, the InnoSwitch family was the first to incorporate Power Integrations’ innovative FluxLink communication technology, which provides highly accurate secondary-side control without the need for an optocoupler, resulting in exceptional energy efficiency, reliability and robustness.
MinE-CAP IC reduces volume of AC/DC converters
Power Integrations has announced the MinE-CAP IC for high power density, universal input AC/DC converters. By halving the size of the high-voltage bulk electrolytic capacitors required in offline power supplies, this new type of IC enables a reduction in adapter size of up to 40%. The MinE-CAP device also reduces in-rush current making NTC thermistors unnecessary, increasing system efficiency and reducing heat dissipation.
InnoSwitch3 flyback switcher IC for automotive BEV
Power Integrations has announced the production release of the InnoSwitch3-AQ, an AEC-Q100-qualified flyback switcher with integrated 750V MOSFET and secondary-side sensing.
GaN technology increasing output power of display PSUs
Power Integrations has announced that its InnoSwitch3-MX GaN technology isolated switcher IC family has been expanded with the addition of three new PowiGaN devices. As part of a chipset with Power Integrations’ InnoMux controller IC, the new switcher ICs now support display and appliance power supply applications with a continuous output power of up to 75W without a heatsink.
ICs incorporating robust 750V GaN transistors
Power Integrations has announced an expansion of its InnoSwitch3 families of offline CV/CC flyback switcher ICs. The new INN3x78C devices incorporate a smaller ‘size 8’ 750 V PowiGaN transistor, enabling compact, efficient power supplies delivering between 27 and 55W without heatsinks.
SiC MOSFETs achieve AEC-Q100 automotive qualification
Power Integrations has announced that its SiC MOSFETs, the SIC118xKQ SCALE-iDriver, a high efficiency, single-channel gate driver for Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, is now certified to AEC-Q100 for automotive use.
The need for GaN
Harnessing the speed of GaN, Power Integrations has embedded PowiGaN, its high voltage GaN switch technology in its switcher ICs for a performance boost
Highly robust gate drivers ensure system safety
Power Integrations has announced the launch of its automotive-qualified SID1181KQ SCALE-iDriver gate driver for 750V-rated IGBTs. The new part expands the company’s range of auto-qualified driver ICs, following the introduction of the 1,200V SID1182KQ driver IC. Compact, efficient and highly robust, the new driver IC uses Power Integrations’ high speed FluxLink communications technology to ensure system safety even...
One-millionth GaN-based InnoSwitch3 IC delivered by PI
Power Integrations has announced the delivery of its one-millionth InnoSwitch3 switcher IC featuring the company’s PowiGaN gallium-nitride technology. In an event at the Shenzhen headquarters of Anker Innovations, Power Integrations CEO Balu Balakrishnan presented the one-millionth GaN-based IC to Anker CEO Steven Yang.
Low-noise AEC-Q101 diodes solve challenges in power amplifiers
Power Integrations has announced that its 200V Qspeed diodes, LQ10N200CQ and LQ20N200CQ, are now available with AEC-Q101 automotive qualification. Qspeed silicon diodes use merged-PIN technology to offer a unique balance of soft switching and low reverse recovery charge (Qrr). This results in low EMI and reduced output noise, which is especially important for in-vehicle audio systems.
LYTSwitch-6 LED drivers use PowiGaN technology
Power Integrations has announced new high-power-density members of its LYTSwitch-6 family of safety-isolated LED-driver ICs for smart-lighting applications. The new ICs with PowiGaN technology enable designs that deliver up to 110W with 94% conversion efficiency using a simple, flexible flyback topology.
New device family reduces standby power for appliance applications
Power Integrations has announced CAPZero-3, the latest generation of the energy-saving X-capacitor discharge ICs. Two-terminal CAPZero-3 ICs enable designers to easily meet IEC60335 safety approvals for major appliances, and cover allcapacitor values from 100-6µF. The IEC60335 is the discharge safety standard for all appliances. To protect the user from an electrical hazard, it requires the voltage across the input X capacito...
Gallium nitride-based AC/DC converter ICs
Power Integrations has announced new members of its InnoSwitch3 families of offline CV/CC flyback gallium nitride-based AC/DC converter ICs. The new ICs feature up to 95% efficiency across the full load range and up to 100W in enclosed adapter implementations without requiring a heatsink. This increase in performance is achieved using an internally developed high-voltage GaN switch technology.
Gate-driver system targets SiC dual power modules
Power Integrations have announced the SCALE-iFlex gate-driver system for IGBT, hybrid and silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFET power modules with blocking voltages from 1.7 to 4.5kV. The system consists of a central Isolated Master Control (IMC) and one to four Module-Adapted Gate Drivers (MAGs).
Range of switcher ICs with integrated 900V MOSFETs
Specialist in high-voltage integrated circuits, Power Integrations, has announced the release of a suite of offline switcher ICs incorporating 900V primary MOSFETs. The newly released devices include ICs for high-efficiency isolated flyback power supplies and for simple non-isolated buck converters.
Increased efficiency of display power supplies with new technology
High-voltage integrated circuits supplier for energy-efficient power conversion, Power Integrations, has announced the release of the InnoMux chipset for display power supplies. The chipset’s single-stage power architecture reduces losses in display applications by increasing overall efficiency in constant-voltage and constant-current LED backlight driver stages by 50% compared to conventional solutions, achieving up to 91% efficiency.
Power-supply transformers complement gate-driver IC family
Specialist in gate-driver technology for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, Power Integrations, has announced a range of galvanically isolated transformers that provide the correct voltage and power for the company’s SCALE-iDriver family of gate drivers. The combination delivers a simple, robust and cost-efficient DC/DC converter solution that does not require additional voltage regulation, reducing system cost and development ...
SiC MOSFET gate driver maximises efficiency and improves safety
Power Integrations has announced the SIC1182K SCALE-iDriver, a high efficiency, single-channel SiC MOSFET gate driver that delivers the highest peak output gate current available without an external boost stage. Devices can be configured to support different gate-drive voltage requirements matching the range of requirements seen in SiC MOSFETs today and include advanced safety features making them both compact and robust.
Half-bridge motor driver for BLDCs eliminates heatsink in appliances
Branching out into motor drive ICs for brushless DC (BLDC) motors, Power Integrations has introduced the BridgeSwitch integrated half-bridge motor driver IC family. The ICs offer up to 98.5% efficiency for a range of appliances and industrial pumps.