Vishay microBUCK
Power management plays an essential role in designs for industrial and automation applications. Regulating power is also crucial in robotics and emerging technologies such as drones. When stepping down voltages from input to output supplies in these applications — while stepping up current — buck regulators come into play. These days, it’s becoming more and more important for designers to handle energy resources consciously. As a result, the efficiency of power management components is increasingly important for manufacturers of such modules. Vishay, a supplier of an unmatched collection of semiconductorRead More
Tesla Charging
The strive for increased energy efficiency, lighter and smaller applications as well as optimised system cost has been determining developments in power electronics for years. Optimisation of silicon based solutions like MOSFETs and IGBTs in the high voltage range (above 600V) is close to reach its limits. Due to the increasing demand for HEV/EVs as well as compact solutions for solar inverters, industrial drives and high frequency power supplies semiconductor manufacturers need to find new ways to achieve the goal of better efficiency. Wide band gap (WBG) technologies like SiCRead More

Posted On June 28, 2016By Christian JakobIn Lifestyle, Technology

Saving Battery Power Is The Key

Most people have certainly been in the situation already, when suddenly and absolutely unexpected the electric device stopped working, because the battery power was used up. It can be a pure disaster for kids when their remote-controlled helicopter or drone does not work anymore because the battery has to be charged yet again. So always in the most inappropriate moment the electric screwdriver, razor or digicam goes belly up. Semiconductor companies like Infineon Technologies tackle such problems and offer devices and solutions for power management, consumption and voltage regulation. ARead More
SiC MOSFET STMicroelectronics
Have you ever had a nightmare that involved a MOSFET data sheet? We wouldn’t be surprised if you did. Choosing the perfect components is hard. Selecting the best MOSFET is even worse. Scrolling through tons of data sheets to find the perfect balance between on resistance (RDS(on)) and gate charge (Qg), estimating switching and conduction losses and considering die size and packaging can make for a rough day. On the other side of the table the R&D guys at semiconductor manufacturers face similar challenges, as at some point optimising parametersRead More