PCIM Asia 2021 took place this year in Shenzhen for the first time, with a strong three days combining two decades of experience in power electronics and welcoming leading brands within the industry. PCIM Asia saw 102 exhibitors and 11,314 visits, showcasing the latest technologies in power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management.
New superconducting magnet breaks magnetic field strength records, paving the way for practical, commercial, carbon-free power. This is the result of a research projekt led by the MIT and startup company Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS).
Lithium-ion battery degradation is a big problem for increasingly complex modern applications that have higher and more complex power demands. Now, a joint American research team reckons that, with further research, it has found a way to create electrodes that can resist oxygen degradation.
A new report by Global Market Insights has highlighted the trends likely to shape the microgrid market between 20217 and 2027, with the need to integrate renewable energy sources and technologies being one of the biggest driving forces.
The ability to harness ocean wave energy is a rapidly evolving field that marine engineers are refining to provide reliable, cost-effective maritime energy generation and storage while enabling new forms of offshore data and communication services.
Macronix International Co., Ltd., an integrated device designer and manufacturer, and Hon Hai Technology Group, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer and service provider, announced the signing of an asset transaction agreement for the sales of Macronix’s 6-inch wafer fab and equipment to Foxconn for NT$2.52 billion.
Worldwide, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to economically produce a wide range of power module variants in small quantities. Therefore Fraunhofer ISIT is participating in the FlaMe research project. The aim of the project is to use new technologies and make the process of manufacturing power modules significantly more sustainable.
TDK Corporation developed new HPL505032F1 power inductors for use in automotive circuits. The inductors enable level 5 ADAS applications for cameras by offering high-current and low-inductance for power circuits in central processing units and graphic processing units, such as advanced driver-assistance systems.
Floating photovoltaic power plants can contribute to the expansion of renewable energy without taking up land. RWE Renewables, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) are working together to further develop this innovative technology with other partners.
Power supply designs are usually complex, particularly as they typically require multiple output voltage rails. However, development can be made faster and easier, even for less experienced designers, by currently available design tools. This article reviews how these tools can be deployed through five key power supply design steps.