• 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

  • Researchers develop thermogalvanic brick that generates electricity

    An international team of scientists, led by King’s College London, have developed a thermogalvanic brick that generates electricity as long as the two faces of the brick are at different temperatures. This is due to balanced ‘electrochemical’ reduction and oxidation processes occurring inside the......view more

  • The Emerging 48V Ecosystem

    Due to its characteristics, 48V has always been considered as the highest “safe voltage.” According to standard and certification agencies such as UL or IAC, 60V is the voltage level where extra protection on the cables (such as galvanic isolation or  extra strength  insulation) starts ......view more

  • Accurately quantifying core losses via precision power analysis?

    The ability to provide an accurate measure of core losses is of considerable significance to magnetic and thermal design. This topic is becoming increasingly important due to the introduction of new semiconductor technologies, such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride, able to operate at incre......view more

  • Supercapacitors: Energy Harvesting with nanotechnologies

    Supercapacitors are electrochemical  devices  that are well integrated with primary electricity generators in mobile systems powered by electric current. They are characterized by providing high electrical power for short periods (seconds), while the primary generators (batteries, fu......view more

  • Quasi-Resonant Controller IC for AC-DC Power Supplies

    The SSC1S310A from  Sanken Electric  is a quasi-resonant mode controller IC for switching power supplies. The IC incorporates a startup circuit and a standby function to reduce a power consumption and standby power. In normal operation, the quasi-resonant mode operation achieves high......view more

  • Coowa Inauguration At APEC 2019

    Coowa.net, an online platform for the professionals and businesses in electronics industry, had its inauguration in APEC 2019 Expo from Mar. 18-20 in Anaheim, CA. Hundreds of industry professionals visited Coowa booth, listened to Coowa story and exchanged thoughts. Most visitors admire the con......view more

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