Power Electronics News

Altera and ZMDI add digital power management to FPGA

Altera is to integrate the digital power management technology developed by ZMDI (Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden) into its Enpirion PowerSoC devices. Altera says that adding ZMDI’s technology to the SoCs “will provide greater control performance between Altera’s FPGAs and its power management ICs”, enabling Enpirion devices to support new…

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Wireless charger for iPhone 6 adds Watch too

If you have an iPhone 6 and you want to charge it without fiddling with cables, then a US-based start-up may have the answer. Skiva Technology has come up with a 3000mAh iPhone 6 battery case with wireless charging dock. The wireless charging dock, which is looking for…

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LTC adds SEPIC/boost DC-DC converter

Linear Technology has brought out the LT8494, a current mode, fixed frequency SEPIC/boost DC-DC converter with an internal 2A, 70V switch. Quiescent current of only 7µA makes the device suitable for always-on automotive or other industrial battery powered systems, the company says. The LT8494 starts up…

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GaN-on-Si power transistors from French lab Leti

French semiconductor lab CEA-Leti is developing gallium nitride power transistors, including a bidirectional power switch. “We have the technology for GaN-on-Si, which we think will go up to 2,000V. It is fully CMOS-compatible, and we are already able to make it on 8in wafers,” said…

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Intepro load bank returns 90% of power back to the grid

Intepro Systems has introduced a new load bank, the PEL Regenerative AC Electronic Load Bank built around a 60 kVA chassis which accepts standard AC input ranges from 120 to 480V and provides grid-synchronized, regenerated AC power output that returns 90% of the equipment under test (EUT) load power…

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LTC introduces LT4276 powered device interface controllers

Linear Technology has introduced the LT4276 LTPoE++, PoE+ and PoE-compliant powered device (PD) interface controllers for applications requiring 2W to 90W of delivered power. The LT4276 integrates a PD controller and an isolated switching regulator controller, capable of synchronous operation in both forward and flyback topologies with auxiliary power…

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ELP225 packs mighty power in a small space

XP Power has revealed design features within its latest ac-dc power supply, dubbed ELP225, which can deliver 150W convection-cooled from a 51 x 102mm industrial ‘1U’ footprint package. Only 32.3mm high, this is believed to be a power density record for the 1U open frame format. 225W…

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MTC1 1W DC/DC converters with wide input range from Murata

Murata has launched the MTC1 series of 1W regulated single output DC/DC converters with nominal input voltages of 12 or 24 VDC and accommodate a 2:1 input range around the selected nominal which allows for use in designs with different nominal input voltages or in situations where wide…

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