Power

Power electronics is a key element in the world of electronic design and engineering and electronic engineers need to have a thorough understanding of this area if they’re going to create successful products.

In this section, New Electronics keeps designers up to date with the latest developments in the power electronics market – everything from DC/DC converters to IGBTs to battery technology. In fact, New Electronics covers any power product that can go on a PCB.

Medical power supply complies with latest EMC standards

A compact 300W series has been added to CUI’s line of internal AC/DC medical power supplies. The VMS-300A series, available in industry standard 3 x 5in open frame and metal enclosed packages, delivers efficiencies of up to 94% and power densities of up to 14.5W/in3.

XP Power delivers two new series of fully isolated DC-DC converters

XP Power has launched two new series of fully isolated DC-DC converters. In an ultra-compact DIP-16 package, both offer a very high power density of up to 50W/in3 and with two ultra-wide input voltage ranges, they are suitable for application that require through-hole mount DC-DC converters compliant with global Information Technology Equipment (ITE) safety approvals IEC60950-1 and UL/cUL60950-1.

DC/DC converter module range expanded

Vicor has added another high-density, high-efficiency, fixed ratio DC/DC converter module to its BCM6123 range. The latest addition, the BCM6123TD1E2663Txx, operates from a 384V DC nominal input and delivers an isolated nominal output of 24V.

Ericsson introduces duo of isolated eighth-brick DC/DC converters

Ericsson has launched a pair of DC/DC converter modules in eighth-brick formats that are able to handle currents of up to 40A and that have been design to help reduce energy and cooling costs. Both are claimed by the company to be the most efficient 40A-class eighth-brick-format power modules currently available.

Flyback transformer optimised for industrial apps

The HM210-05K060LFTR flyback transformer from TT Electronics is designed for use with Avago's ACPL-32JT/302J IGBT chipset. With its high level of isolation, the transformer is said to be optimised for use in demanding industrial motor control and inverter applications.

DIN rail power supplies are slimmer

The DPC series of DIN rail AC/DC power supplies from XP Power is available in 30, 50 and 70Watt single output models. Each accepts an input ranging from 90 to 264V AC and is said to be up to 44% slimmer than current generation DIN rail power supplies.

Buffered 18bit octal A/D converter

The LTC2358-18, an 18bit, 8channel simultaneous sampling successive approximation register (SAR) A/D converter from Linear Technology – now part of Analog Devices – features integrated picoamp input buffers.

Imec develops bifacial n-PERT solar cell

Bifacial n-PERT solar cells have been realised using an industrially-compatible process with a front-side conversion efficiency of 22.8%, according to Imec. Featuring a transparent backside and comparable front- and back contact schemes, bifacial solar cells capture light on both sides of the cell.

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