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50 Most-Read New Product Stories of 2013: 20 to 11

The following is a listing (with links for the full story) of the most read New Product stories on PowerPulse.Net for 2013, thus providing a window into the “pulse” of the trends and interests in the Power Electronics Industry. This is the fourth article in the series, which will conclude tomorrow.

20: Next-Generation Fuel Cell System Addresses Telecom Backup Power Needs

Ballard Power Systems has announced the launch of the next-generation ElectraGen-ME backup power system for use in the telecom market. The product is fuelled by methanol and features a number of enhancements that further improve reliability, durability as well as ease of maintenance and servicing, all important benefits for the growing number of telecom operators deploying these systems around the globe. more

19: Single-Phase Energy-Measurement Processors Accurately Monitor Power at a Fraction of the Cost

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. is now sampling the 78M6610+PSU /78M6610+LMU single-phase energy-measurement processors. These processors are an energy-measurement subsystem in a single chip. They provide simple utility-grade sensing and diagnostics for existing designs without the traditional cost of a utility meter system-on-chip. Both devices contain unique firmware to meet end application requirements. The 78M6610+PSU is specifically designed for real-time monitoring of data centers, servers, and telecom and data equipment, while the 78M6610+LMU is a more general-purpose solution for applications such as white-good appliances, smart plugs, EV chargers, and solar inverters. more

18: 80-milliohm 1200V SiC MOSFETs are Co-packaged with SiC Schottkys

ROHM Semiconductor has released two new 80-milliohm, 35A, 1200V SiC (Silicon Carbide) MOSFETs, designated SCT2080KE and SCH2080KE, that are designed to deliver cost-effective, breakthrough performance. The SCH2080KE is the industry's first SiC MOSFET co-packaged with a discrete anti-parallel SiC Schottky Barrier Diode (SBD), and features a forward voltage three times smaller than that of the body diode. The combination of excellent switching performance, low on resistance, and high breakdown voltage make these devices potential replacements for silicon power MOSFETs and IGBTs in solar inverter, dc-dc converter, UPS and motor drive applications. more

17: Mitsubishi Electric Develops 1,200V/1,200A SiC Power Module Technologies

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has developed large-capacity silicon carbide (SiC) power module technologies incorporating all-SiC power devices for 1,200-volt, 1,200-ampere performance. The new technologies, which have been incorporated in a prototype module, are expected to expand SiC-applications to factory automation equipment, elevators, escalators, photovoltaic systems, wind-power generation systems and other industrial applications. more

16: Toshiba Electronics Launches Miniature 600V Superjunction Power MOSFETs

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced that its next-generation superjunction (SJ) DTMOS-IV power MOSFET technology is being made available for the first time in small outline, low-profile DFN packaging. New 600V DTMOS-IV MOSFETs in a DFN package is suited for high-speed switching in power supplies, lighting ballasts and other applications requiring a space-saving alternative to more conventional D2PAK and DPAK devices. more

15: Micro DC-DCs feature Embedded Power Inductor and Ferrite Substrates

Murata Americas today announced the expansion of its LXDC line, a micro dc-dc converter series that utilizes a unique ferrite substrate to embed the power inductor. The company combined a number of its proprietary materials and technical capabilities (specifically ferrite material expertise, multilayer processing, and power module design) to develop the 55F and 55K additions to the product line that deliver ultra-compact size and superior EMI noise suppression. The micro dc-dc converter is suited for applications that require a miniaturized footprint. Target uses include cellular phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), mobile internet devices, digital cameras, eBooks, tablets, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, portable game consoles, music players, base station, and 12V ac-dc adaptors. more

14: Eltek’s New Rectifier Delivers 97.2% Efficiency for Data Center and Server Powering

Eltek ASA announced the first delivery of a new rectifier, the Flatpack2 SE, with an efficiency of 97.2 percent. The unit provides 3 kW at 48Vdc and accepts a wide ac input voltage range. As with most Eltek rectifiers the Flatpack2 SE can also be operated as a dc-dc converter, taking a high dc voltage down to 48V. more

13: Toshiba Launches 2.0A USB-Ready Li-Ion Charger IC that Fast Charges Portable Devices

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) launched its first high-current USB ready Li-Ion battery charger integrated circuit (IC) with a fast charging current up to 2.0A. Toshiba's new TC7710WBG charger IC is manufactured in the company's advanced 0.13um mixed-signal process technology to achieve cost, power and form-factor efficiencies for optimum charging of batteries used in smartphones and mobile devices. more

12: Ericsson Delivers 750W Quarter-Brick using Proprietary HRR Topology

Ericsson Power Modules has unveiled an industry first with its new hybrid-regulated ratio (HRR) topology. The new PKM-NH platform is optimized for datacom board applications that have a 52V/54V system bus distribution and require regulated high-power quarter-brick-format intermediate bus converters able to deliver up to 750W. Ericsson's innovative HRR topology combines two power-control methods - voltage-regulation and ratio-regulation - resulting in high performance across the input voltage ranges used in datacom systems, which are usually between 40V to 60V. more

11: 35A SupIRBuck IVR Delivers Over 97% Efficiency can Shrink PCB Size 60%

International Rectifier Corp. (IR) today announced the introduction of the IR3846 35A point-of-load (POL) integrated voltage regulator (IVR) for space-constrained enterprise power applications including servers, storage and netcom and telecom equipment that require high power density. The IR3846 claims industry-leading efficiency greater than 97% peak, and 95% at 35A with the capability to operate directly from 12V at high switching frequency without the need for a heatsink or fan. The new device features remote differential sensing enabling 0.5% Vref accuracy between 0°C and 105°C making it well-suited for high power FPGAs and ASICs requiring 1% dc or 3% dc+ac accurate power supply. more

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