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.

Hybrid power modules extended to 3300V and 1500A

Toshiba has extended its family of silicon carbide (SiC) devices with the launch of a 3300V, 1500A power module. The MG1500FXF1US71 plastic case module IEGT integrates an N-channel IEGT and a SiC fast recovery diode into a package with a footprint of just 140 x 190mm.

Single cell battery charger for auto applications

Intersil has announced the ISL78692, a 4.1V single cell battery charger designed to extend the life of Li-ion batteries in automotive emergency call systems. The ISL78692 battery charger has a lower leakage current – said to be 3µA – than competing solutions, allowing the backup battery to remain charged for a longer period. Lower charging voltage also extends battery life, whilst the device's small footprint reduces total solution size.

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