Top 5 power products in October

27th October 2021
Kiera Sowery

Electronic Specifier takes a look at the top power products to have been released in October.

PC1 Express 3.0 packet switch offers flexible design

Diodes Incorporated has announced the PI7C9X3G816GP, a PCIe 3.0 packet switch that supports 16-lane operation in flexible 2-port, 3-port, 4-port, 5-port, and 8-port configurations. Designed to meet advanced performance needs, this switch is well-suited for networking and telecommunications infrastructure, security systems, fail-over systems, AI and deep learning, NAS, HBA cards, and data centre applications. 

The wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C also benefits a growing number of industrial applications, such as embedded, IPC and industrial control.

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100W DC-DC converter with 12:1 input range

TRACO POWER has announced the TEP 100UIR family of 100W DC/DC converters in a fully encapsulated, compact Quarter brick footprint with an ultra-wide 12:1 input range for harsh environments in railway and industrial applications.The wide 12:1 input voltage range on the DC-DC converter allows system builders to reduce design variations required to satisfy varying DC input voltage configurations.

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Renesas's RA MCU group uses tiny packages to deliver low-power functions

Renesas has introduced a group within its 32-bit RA family of microcontrollers. The RA2E2 Group, based on the latest Arm Cortex-M23 core, offers a claimed unique combination of extremely low power consumption, a set of claimed excellent peripherals targeted at IoT endpoint applications, and space-saving packaging options including a tiny 16-pin WLCSP (Wafer Level Chip Scale Package) device measuring only 1.87 x 1.84 mm. The new 48-MHz RA2E2 Group enables fast design cycles and easy upgrades to other RA Family devices.

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Introducing Power Integrations' white paper on converters

Power Integrations (PI) has released a whitepaper that asks whether it is time for DC-DC converter to be replaced by a new power converter architecture.

Entitled 'The Demise of the DC-DC Converter?', the whitepaper discusses PI's InnoSwitch3-MX and InnoMux chipset, and how these products can be used to establish a power architecture that delivers a single-stage converter with multiple outputs – all independently regulated – from a single magnetic component.

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Voltage reference IC meets low-drift requirements

Extended-temperature-range voltage reference ICs for automotive and industrial applications require low drift, high reliability and high performance.

To meet these needs at a cost-effective price, Microchip Technology has released the MCP1502, an AEC-Q100 Grade 1 (-40°C to +125°C operating temperature range) automotive-qualified Vref with a maximum temperature coefficient of 7ppm/°C.

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