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.

Power manager charges LiFePO4 cells at 3.5A

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4156, a high power, I²C controlled, high efficiency PowerPath manager, ideal diode controller and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery charger for single cell devices such as portable medical and industrial devices, backup devices and other high power density battery powered applications.

SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistor

Renesas Electronics has announced the availability of a new SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistor, the NESG7030M04, for use as a low noise amplifier transistor for wireless LAN systems, satellite radios, and similar applications.

Low input current optocouplers

Vishay Intertechnology is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of six low input current optocouplers with phototransistor output in the DIP-4, SSOP-4 half pitch miniflat, and SOP-4L long miniflat packages.

Load switch raises HDMI port protection

Fully compliant with the HDMI standard, the AP2331 single channel current limited load switch from Diodes has been optimised for HDMI and monitor port protection duties, 3 to 5V hot swap interconnects and other applications subject to heavy capacitive loads and the prospect of short circuit.

9W GaN wideband power amplifier

RFMD's new RF3826 is a wideband power amplifier designed for continuous wave and pulsed applications such as wireless infrastructure, RADAR, two way radios, and general purpose amplification.

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