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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces High Frequency Monolithic Gallium Nitride Half Bridge Enabling 12 V to 1.8 V System Efficiency Over 85% at 5 MHz at 14 A Output
15.06.2017 · News
EPC2111, 30 V enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge. By integrating two eGaN power FETs into a single device, interconnect inductances and the interstitial space needed on the PCB are eliminated. This increases both efficiency and power density, while reducing assembly costs to the end user’s power conversion system...
Transphorm Announces First Automotive-qualified GaN FETs
14.06.2017 · News
Transphorm Inc. announced that its second generation, JEDEC-qualified high voltage gallium nitride technology is now the industry’s first GaN solution to earn automotive qualification – having passed the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q101 stress tests for automotive-grade discrete semiconductors ...
Circuit implements photovoltaic-module simulator
13.06.2017 · Circuits
Electronics engineers often use photovoltaic-module simulators to test dc/dc-power converters, inverters, or MPPT (maximum-power-point-tracking)-control techniques. The use of these simulators lets you work in the laboratory with predefined photovoltaic conditions, thus avoiding the drawbacks of real photovoltaic modules...
Analog Devices' Wideband GaN MMIC Amplifier Offers High Gain, Power and Efficiency in Compact Design
13.06.2017 · News
Analog Devices introduced a wideband gallium nitride power amplifier that offers best-in-class performance within a compact design. Covering the 300 MHz to 6 GHz spectrum, the highly integrated HMC8205 provides significant benefits for system designers of applications such as wireless infrastructure, radar, public mobile radio...
Vishay Intertechnology AC Filtering Film Capacitors Deliver Extremely Stable Capacitance and ESR in High Humidity Environments
Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of metallized polypropylene AC filtering film capacitors optimized for high humidity environments. The Vishay Roederstein MKP1847H is the industry's first full-range AC filtering film capacitor series to withstand demanding temperature humidity bias...
Power meter is ±1% accurate
09.06.2017 · Circuits
Power meters provide an early warning of thermal overload by monitoring power consumption in high-reliability systems. Power monitoring is especially suitable for motor controllers, industrial heating systems, and other systems in which the load voltage and current are both variable...
NXP Turns up the Volume with Industry's First 12-Volt Smart Amplifier to Deliver Rich, Elevated Sound in Mobile and Portable Devices
NXP Semiconductors introduced the industry’s first 12-volt smart audio amplifier, TFA9892. This powerful, but tiny, audio amplifier makes it possible to enjoy higher sound quality in a variety of electronic devices such as smartphones, netbooks and sound bars by combining higher output power, higher efficiency and better drum restitution for deeper and richer bass...
One wire controls LCD module
The ubiquitous LCD (and VFD) modules based on the HD44780 controller IC can require up to 12 lines from the host. This hardware interface Design Idea reduces the connection to just one wire, allowing a basic microcontroller with limited I/O to drive a large display, either directly, through a standard interface, or even an opto-isolator...
Microchip Introduces the Industry's First MCU with Integrated 2D GPU and Integrated DDR2 Memory for Groundbreaking Graphics Capabilities
The 32-bit PIC32MZ DA microcontroller family is the industry’s first MCU with an integrated 2D Graphics Processing Unit and up to 32 MB of integrated DDR2 memory. This combination from Microchip Technology Inc. gives customers the ability to increase their application’s color resolution and display size...