SiC MOSFETs geared to meet future power density needs
ON Semiconductor’s latest 1200V-rated MOSFETs are in stock at distributor RS Components.
EV batteries are the future but we must drive improvements now
As the new 70-plate cars roll off garage forecourts across the UK, 2020 is predicted to be another record-breaking year for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in this country. A report by Statista published in May, forecast that electric vehicles will make up more than 10% of new UK vehicle registrations this year - up from just 3.2% of vehicles in 2016. By Sven Brehler, Engineering Project Manager at TR Fastenings
Die attach materials for power electronics in EVs
The electric vehicle market is expanding. As a consequence, the market for power modules within all manners of electric vehicles is expanding. This, in turn, will translate into rising demand for materials, including die attach materials, used in power electronic packages and modules.
Power supplies boast built-in active PFC function
The new Autec Power Systems’ HPN Series of AC-DC High Power Density Power Supplies has been released by New Yorker Electronics.
POL converters help reduce Bill of Materials
The new TRACO Power TSR-WI Series of non-isolated POL (point of load) DC/DC converters have joined the product portfolio at distributor RS Components.
GaN Systems surpasses toughest reliability requirements
Are GaN (Gallium Nitride) power transistors proven and reliable? GaN Systems has released its whitepaper showing that GaN is reliable, with GaN Systems devices surpassing the criteria of both JEDEC and AEC-Q101 test specifications. The whitepaper, 'Qualification and Reliability of GaN Power Semiconductors: A Collaborative Approach with Partners and Customers' provides an overview of an enhanced qualification strategy and processes that ...
PFC board leverages SuperGaN FET performance
In stock at distributor Mouser Electronics, is the 4kW Analogue Bridgeless Totem-Pole PFC Board from Transphorm.
Power density: considerations for hospitals
Whether it is a storm, a flood or a general blackout, hospitals must be able to sustain power. To futureproof their standby power needs, hospitals often upgrade their standby generator systems. Here Jason Harryman, UK Sales and Business Development Manager for Electric Power at Finning UK & Ireland, Exclusive Distributor of Cat generators in the UK and Ireland, has explained why a generator’s power density matters to the NHS.
TPI 125 series 125W AC/DC power supply
TRACO POWER’s new 125W TPI 125 series of 2x3” footprint open frame AC/DC power supplies are cost-optimised for price sensitive industrial, automation and IoT applications. The TPI 125 provides 125 watts of power in a compact 2x3x1.16” package and consisting of five single output models providing 12 / 15 / 24 / 36 / 48 VDC (adjustable-20 / +10%).
Flex Power Designer provides design support for Xilinx FPGAs
Flex Power Modules has updated its Flex Power Designer software to include a highly anticipated reference design tool for Xilinx-based field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The new 4.0 release also provides further system optimisation and loop compensator features to improve overall power-stage design analysis, helping power designers to accelerate time to market.