Top 5 power products in May
Electronic Specifier takes a look at the top 5 power products to have been released in May 2023.
Navitas launches into high-power markets with GeneSiC SiCPAK Modules
Navitas, a pure-play, next-generation power semiconductor company, announces their expanded portfolio into higher power markets with their leading-edge silicon carbide (SiC) power products in SiCPAK modules and bare die.
Target applications cover centralised and string solar inverters, energy storage systems (ESS), industrial motion, electric vehicle (EV) on-board chargers, EV roadside fast chargers, wind energy, UPS, bi-directional microgrids, DC/DC converters, and solid-state circuit breakers.
E-mode GAN FETs for low and high-voltage applications
Nexperia, an expert in essential semiconductors, has released its first Power GaN FETs in e-mode (enhancement mode) configuration for low (100/150V) and high (650V) voltage applications.
By augmenting its cascode offering with seven new e-mode devices, Nexperia now provides designers with the optimum choice of GaN FETs from a single supplier alongside its substantial portfolio of silicon-based power electronics components.
Murata’s latest 10μF MLCCs
With Murata’s latest multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) introduction, the company is addressing the growing need for components that have elevated capacitance levels combined with miniaturised form factors and enhanced temperature performance.
Offering capacitance values of 10μF (and a ±20% tolerance), the GRM series of MLCCs are supplied in a 0201inch/0603M package size. They are currently the smallest MLCC products on the market to deliver such capacitance levels, representing a 65% size reduction on the 0402-inch/1005M products that would normally need to be specified. Consequently, they enable the use of substantially fewer components, leading to board space savings and bill-of-materials cost benefits.
KROHNE announces new IFC 400 converter for safety applications
KROHNE, a global manufacturer and supplier of solutions in industrial process instrumentation, announces its new IFC 400 electromagnetic flow converter.
This product combines with KROHNE’s OPTIFLUX 4000 to create the OPTIFLUX 4400 electromagnetic flowmeter, providing a reliable and accurate measuring device that lasts years.
‘Clean air’ switchgear paves the way for a greener future
One of the UK’s biggest electricity distributors has announced how it will be reducing its use of SF6 – one of the most potent greenhouse gases contributing to global warming.
Sulphur hexafluoride (commonly known as SF6) is widely used across the electrical industry as the main method of insulation in high voltage electrical equipment and has approximately 22,800 times the global warming potential (GWP) of carbon dioxide.