• GaN Technology Adoption Challenges in Power Electronics

    Has GaN Technology been well accepted in Power Electronics? https://www.powersystemsdesign.com/articles/myth-or-reality/22/14205 ...view more

  • Renewable energy won't make Bitcoin 'green,' but tweaking its mining mechanism might

    The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is known for its massive energy footprint. Now, researcher Alex de Vries, from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Netherlands, suggests that renewable hydropower production cannot supply the large quantities of energy needed to power machinery used to validate Bitcoin ......view more

  • Is The UK Really Ready For An Electric Vehicle Rollout?

    A report by Aurora Energy Research found that the number of EVs on the road in Great Britain could even rise from 140,000 last year to as many as 35 million by 2040. The same report revealed that up to three million C&I charging points could be required across Great Britain to support the m......view more

  • New LED Drivers from Taiwan Semiconductor Reach Many Automotive Applications

    Taiwan Semiconductor augmented its existing TSCR4xx line of LED drivers with two new low-side constant current regulators for automotive LEDs. TSC recently announced the availability of the TSCR420CX6H and the TSCR421CX6H . The AEC-Q100 qualified LED drivers regulate with a preset 1......view more

  • TDK Claims World’s Smallest Point-of-Load DC-DC Converter

    ?POL DC-DC converters in compact size, with highest power density point-of-load, lend themselves to a wide variety of applications like big data, AI, and 5G cells. AAC's Mark Hughes interviewed TDK’s Rich Fry at APEC about their new ?POL series of DC-DC converters, which can handle up to......view more

  • EU Releases ?750 Million in Funding for Clean Energy Infrastructure

    The  European Commission  has released ?750 million of funding for key European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits. Supporting the construction of necessary infrastructure, contributes to the Commission’s energy policy priorities of improving energy security......view more

  • Development Initiative for IP67 LED Drivers for Outdoor Lighting

    Brightworks Technology, Inc.  debuted its new development initiative to produce reliable, efficient, compact, and water-resistant ac-dc LED drivers for demanding outdoor, architectural lighting, signage, and horticulture applications. After more than a year of market r......view more

  • Digitally-Controlled GaN-Based 1.5kW Bridgeless Totem Pole PFC Reference Design

    At this weeks’ IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference in Anaheim, California,  GaN Systems and  Solantro Semiconductor  were highlighting the performance and benefits of a 1.5kW Bridgeless Totem Pole PFC controlled by advanced digital control methods coupled with 650V GaN e......view more