MPS taps EPC for 48V GaN DC-DC converter
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MPS taps EPC for 48V GaN DC-DC converter

The combination of MPS (Monolithic Power Systems) controllers with ultra-efficient eGaN® FETs from EPC (Efficient Power Conversion) enable best-in-class power density of 1700 W/in3 in high efficiency, low cost LLC DC-DC Conversion Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS), a leading...

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App note: Digital inrush controller
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App note: Digital inrush controller

App note from IXYS about their unique digital inrush controller using Zilog’s 8-bit Z8F3281 MCU. Digital control allows distinctive solutions to control inrush current in typical AC-DC rectifier with capacitive load by limiting capacitor pre-charge current to a predetermined value at...

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High voltage Half-Bridge with Current Feedback using L6390
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High voltage Half-Bridge with Current Feedback using L6390

The project presented here is a versatile high voltage Half-Bridge with current feedback. The board is built using L6390 IC from ST Semiconductor. It is suitable for DC-DC converters, EHT drivers, induction heater drivers, battery chargers, LED drivers, DC motor speed controller and...

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Power Integrations’ New MinE-CAP IC Reduces Volume of AC-DC Converters by Up to 40%
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Power Integrations’ New MinE-CAP IC Reduces Volume of AC-DC Converters by Up to 40%

Power Integrations , the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced the MinE-CAP™ IC for high power density, universal input AC-DC converters. By halving the size of the high-voltage bulk electrolytic capacitors required in...

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Free Elektor Project: Inrush Current Limiter (Soft Starter) for AC and DC Loads
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Free Elektor Project: Inrush Current Limiter (Soft Starter) for AC and DC Loads

Inrush current/Switch-ON surge is the maximal instantaneous input current drawn by an electrical device when first turned on. Inrush current is much higher than the load’s steady-state current and that’s the source of many problems such as fuse blowing up, load failure, load’s...

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Paralleling linear regulators made easy
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Paralleling linear regulators made easy

Various configuration of linear regulator for parallel operation discussed in this technical article from Analog Devices. Linear regulators provide a simple, low noise solution for dc-dc regulation. However, at higher VIN-VOUT differentials the low efficiency and high power dissipation...

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NCR18650BD-Improved, the ultimate generation of safe, smart and stable Li-ion cell
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NCR18650BD-Improved, the ultimate generation of safe, smart and stable Li-ion cell

Panasonic’s new NCR18650BD-Improved is the latest evolution of its Li-ion cell – and can be considered as the result of the last years’ efforts to further evolutionize reliability, longevity and performance alongside the requirements of contemporary applications. “Frankly...

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Delta T31SN 100W DC/DC family in compact 1/32 brick format
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Delta T31SN 100W DC/DC family in compact 1/32 brick format

T31SN series of 1/32 Brick, 9~53V input, single output, non-isolated DC/DC converters, are the latest offering from a world leader in power systems technology and manufacturing ― Delta Electronics, Inc. This product family provides up to 100 watts of power or 8A of output current....

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