APEC Comes to the Sunshine State – Tampa, March 26-30, 2017
Greg Evans, Bodo’s Power Systems
Latest Products and News /
Extended Range of CeraLink™ Capacitors
Full Range of DIN Rail Power Supplies Launched up to 2400 Watts
Bel Power Solutions
Automotive-Grade Surface-Mount Fuses
Sixpack Topology, Extended Power Range in a MiniSKiiP® Module
Breakthrough Reduction in On-State Resistance
Test and Measurement
High-Speed DC Load Solves Point-of-Load Converter Test Challenges
Reformation of Snubber Capacitors
SiC Technology Introduced into Formula E
Alpha Launches New tensoRED™ Master Tensioning Frame
Alpha Assembly Solutions
LED Drivers for Integrated Lighting
Miniaturization with High-Temperature Surface-Mount Silicon Controlled Rectifiers
Technical Articles /
Reverse Conducting IGCT Platform optimized for Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC)
Tobias Wikström, ABB
Igniting the Spark: Using the Microcontroller's Angular Timer to Implement Capacitor Discharge Ignition
Ashutosh Tiwari, Shailendra Vengurlekar and Namrata Dalvi, Microchip Technology
Combing the CLC and NCO to Implement a High-Resolution PWM
Cobus Van Eeden, Microchip Technology
Market Insights /
Looking Back and Forward on 10 Years with GaN Systems
Back in the dark days after the internet bubble burst, Nortel had demised, and high tech in Canada’s Silicon Valley North was in the doldrums. The idea of starting a semiconductor company based on an unknown technology probably seemed an insane idea. But that’s exactly what my partner John Roberts and I did. John was a fifty year veteran of the semiconductor business; I a serial entrepreneur with some half-dozen start-ups and IPOs to my credit. Recognizing those were our strengths and we weren’t about to learn new ones at this stage in our careers, we created GaN Systems.
Interview: Electronics with Diamonds
Since quite some time, Silicon is still the workhorse of the electronics industry, but semiconductors with a broad bandgap (WBGS) are already winning ground in certain applications faster and faster. For instance Akhan Semiconductor concentrates on the diamond technology. Diamond is unmatched in its ability to diffuse heat, perform as a semiconductor, and create smaller and more powerful electronics. Henning Wriedt: Mr. Khan, where do Wide Band Gap Semiconductors (WBGS) have their place in the semiconductor technology field and on the application side?
Magnetics: The Eternal Battle with Myths, Mysteries and Black Magic – or Maybe Really all Just a Matter of Basic Principles and Physics?
Is magnetism an esoteric science of the 18th century or perhaps even black magic? Are magnetics really a closed book for the user? Or EMC ferrites an unknown entity?
The Rise of Global Chinese Power Supply Manufacturers
Less than a decade after Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce invented the integrated circuit, American electronics companies began exporting manufacturing operations to low cost regions around the world, in predominantly Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and The Philippines in Asia. At the time mainland China was not easily accessible due to language, cultural and political issues. These first Western companies were labor intensive businesses focused on primarily on PCB assembly.
Keeping Technology Current in the Changing World of Power Electronics
‘Why isn’t there a simple to use wide-band current probe for power electronics?’ was the question that two successful power electronics professors, turned entrepreneurs, asked back in 1991. The two colleagues began to scratch an itch that had been a background irritation for over 30 years.
Dr. Chris Hewson