Vishay – Efficient 600V MOSFETs reduce effects of gate loop inductance


Vishay Intertechnology has extended its 600V E series of power MOSFETs with new devices housed in its compact PowerPAK® 8mm x 8mm package, providing a space-saving alternative to conventional TO-220 and TO-263 solutions. The new Vishay Siliconix SiHH2xxN60E parts feature a large drain terminal for low thermal resistance. In addition, the construction of the PowerPAK® […]

Vishay – Three new VOR family solid-state relays offer current-limit protection and high isolation


Vishay Intertechnology has introduced the first three devices in its new VOR family of hybrid solid-state relays, which offer noiseless switching and provide higher reliability and a longer lifetime than traditional electro-mechanical relays. The new 1 Form A VOR1142 relays are notable for their high input-to-output isolation, currentlimit protection and low power consumption. They are […]

Vishay – ENYCAP™ Hybrid energy-storage capacitors combine high density and low profile


Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of ENYCAP™ hybrid energy-storage capacitors with low 2.5mm profiles which feature industry-high energy density of 13Ws/g. The Vishay BCcomponents 196 HVC ENyCAP series is available in versions with up to six cells and capacitance values from 4F to 90F. Stacked through-hole, surface-mount flat and lay-flat configurations feature pins, […]

STMicroelectronics – The STNRG digital-controller family : Easy-to-configure controllers simplify digital power conversion


The STNRG digital-controller family from STMicroelectronics provides an easy way for designers to implement an efficient digital power-conversion system with enhanced safety features and generous provision of diagnostic information. The rugged STNRG ICs contain ST’s unique State Machine Event Driven (SMED) high resolution PWM generator, together with an 8-bit supervisory controller core. The SMED circuitry […]

STMicroelectronics – New power MOSFETs get close to perfect switching performance


STMicroelectronics has extended its popular MDmesh™ M2 series of N-channel power MOSFETs with the introduction of a new family of devices which offer the industry’s highest power efficiency, especially under light-load conditions. With these new devices, designers can create switching power-conversion circuits which are lighter and more compact, while more easily meeting increasingly stringent energy-efficiency […]

STMicroelectronics – Synchronous rectification controller SRK2001 is ideal for LLC resonant converters


The SRK2001 from STMicroelectronics is a power controller which implements a control scheme specifically intended for secondary-side synchronous rectification in LLC resonant converters. It provides two high-current gate-drive outputs, each capable of driving one or more N-channel power MOSFETs. Each gate driver is controlled separately, and an interlock logic circuit prevents the two synchronous rectifier […]

STMicroelectronics – New chip clamps down on vampire power in appliances, lighting and industrial equipment


The phenomenon of ‘vampire power’ – the energy used by equipment which is standing idle – could be about to end thanks to the latest power-supply chip from STMicroelectronics. The new VIPer0P AC-DC power converter from ST can drive down stand-by power consumption to 5mW while fed by a 230V AC supply. This is rounded […]

STMicroelectronics – 6MHz, 500mA step-down converter ST1S15 offers valuable system space saving


STMicroelectronics’ ST1S15 is an efficient step-down converter which provides an output current of up to 500mA from an input voltage ranging between 2.3V and 5.5V. The converter’s main benefits are its high efficiency, typically 85%, and the small footprint of the complete power-conversion circuit. Thanks to its high 6MHz switching frequency, the ST1S15 can operate […]

SL Power – New 60W ME60 series external power supplies eliminate power risks in home healthcare equipment


SL Power Electronics has introduced its newest family of medical-grade external power supplies, the 60W ME60 series for home healthcare equipment. The new ME60 models meet the requirements of the IEC 60601-1-2 Fourth edition EMC standard. They are also approved to AAMI ES/CSA C22.2/EN/IEC 60601-1, third edition with two Means Of Patient Protection (MOPP). As […]

SL Power – TE60 series efficient external AC-DC power supply complies with new level VI standard


SL Power Electronics’ new TE60 series is a 60W external power supply which complies with the US Department of Energy’s new level VI efficiency standard. The TE60’s high-performance design makes it an ideal solution for use with handheld test and measurement equipment and industrial devices, in which low noise and rugged performance are required. It […]