TEN 60WIR family of railway converters with 4:1 range
TRACO POWER’s new 60W TEN 60WIR family of high-performance DC/DC converters offer an ultra-wide 4:1 input range in a 1x2” footprint. Standard models come pre-packaged with a heatsink extending the footprint to 1.60 x 2.00 x 1.00” for improved thermal performance.
Modern clamping systems for power semiconductor tests
Power semiconductor devices have many parameters and characteristics that must be measured using specialized equipment. Design of such equipment must account for many factors such as reliability, flexibility, ergonomics, and attention to overall aesthetics. This article describes the steps of development and research carried out to design a clamping system for disc semiconductors and analyzes the encountered issues. A number of technical solution...
New Proton-Electrotex products include IGBT module MIHA
Proton-Electrotex continuously works to improve the current product line and develops new solutions in the field of power electronics. Because of this, the company has announced that it is ready to present its latest developments, including the IGBT module MIHA.
Low profile Schottky diodes boost power density
STMicroelectronics has launched 26 new Schottky diodes in low-profile SMA and SMB Flat packages.
PFC controller maintains a 180° phase shift
Texas Instruments' UCC28065 interleaved PFC controller enables transition-mode PFC at higher power ratings than previously possible.
High performance audio demand with series of amplifiers
GaN Systems has published the company’s latest technical manual titled: '12V High-Efficiency Audio Reference Designs using GaN Power Transistors'. The technical manual was developed in response to the well-received launch of GaN Systems Class-D audio amplifier evaluation kit in May 2020 and from growing customer interest for designs in the 12V market for automotive, marine, powersports, and other applications from power syste...
Solid-state batteries to create $6bn market by 2030
Solid-state batteries keep on attracting tremendous attention and investment with the maturing technologies and closeness to mass production. Even with the influence of COVID-19, the potential market size is expected to grow to over $6bn by 2030, according to IDTechEx's report 'Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2020-2030: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players'.
Würth Elektronik debuts phototransistor optococouplers
Phototransistor-type optocouplers are available for the first time from Würth Elektronik. The WL-OCPT Series 816 coplanar design optocouplers consist of an infrared LED on the input side and a phototransistor on the output side.
Test site confirmed for EV charging technology trial
Western Power Distribution (WPD) in partnership with Ricardo Energy and Environment, has confirmed the site for its innovative DC Share project, trialling a new method which will help deliver an estimated 217,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in urban spaces across its licence area by 2023. The technology will help to get over 3 million vehicles moving across the Midlands, South Wales and South West by 2023.
Relec adds Cotek Systems’ SR-1600-Plus inverter series
The SR-1600-Plus Series of DC-AC inverters consists of 1,600VA inverter modules for either 24V or 48V inputs, a bespoke 2U subrack and a system controller. There are also options for remote control and maintenance bypass switches.