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9-Watt High-Performance DC-DC in SIP8 Housing.

April 27, 2017

GAPTEC Electronic presents the new 9S8W4_1.6RP series and claims the absolute top performance in a SIP8 housing. This most-recent dc-dc converter series offers outstanding performance and up to 89% efficiency. The 9S8W4_1.6RP series features a wide input range (4: 1) and offers single and dual outputs. In addition, the converters are equipped with short circuit protection and an insulation of 1600Vdc.

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Industry News

Virginia Tech and UTC Team on Power Electronics and More

April 27, 2017

Virginia Tech and UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) have established a comprehensive research and education agreement that will focus on two areas of vital interest to the university, the company, and the aerospace industry: secure aircraft wireless networking and power electronics. UTAS will invest $1 million over five years to help fund joint research, as well as scholarships, student capstone projects, and student competitions.

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Most Read Stories of the Week

  1. Transphorm's 900V GaN Switch Assisted by PowerAmerica Money
  2. 11kW 1U Isolated Bidirectional Digital DC-DC Converter
  3. Current-Mode Boost, Flyback & SEPIC Controller
  4. ROHM Expands its Range of SiC and Si Power Devices
  5. Actility Energized by $75M Funding to Accelerate IIoT
  6. DC-DC Optimized for DC Fan Motor Speed Control
  7. 3" x 5" Convection-Cooled AC-DC Delivers 250W up to 50C
  8. Hall Effect Switch IC with Magnet Polarity Discrimination
  9. Ascent Solar Announces 73% Decline in Revenue in FY2016
  10. 3W Single- and Dual-Output DIP DC-DCs

PowerViews

January 13, 2017

The Future of Electricity

Richard Zhang
Technology Executive, GE Power Conversion

We are living in a dynamic global power environment. We all need the same thing—affordable, sustainable, reliable power, and the demand is growing. While the power sector is leading the way towards a decarbonized energy system, electricity gains ground in many sectors and will make up about 25 percent of final energy consumption by 2040, as estimated by IEA.

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Friday Features

March 3, 2017

GaN enables Wide-Input and Compact 12W DC-DCs

In the last couple of years, a team of researchers at DTU Electrical Engineering have worked to develop the world's smallest power supply unit called TinyPower together with a number of companies. The initial purpose was to produce a power supply unit which could be used in LED light bulbs or light sensors. The development of the TinyPower power supply unit will mean an expected improvement in service life, cost, size, and weight. In future, wireless energy harvested from renewable energy sources is to run the world's smallest power supply unit, making it possible to use it for small new devices sewn into clothes and other wearable and IoT applications.

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