By Roger Allan, contributing writer There’s good news for power supply system designers. Silicon-based power devices are making performance advances in diode, transistor, and field-effect transistor (FET) functions….
Magnetic sensors are typically Hall effect sensors (named after Edwin Hall who discovered the effect in 1879), whereby a small voltage difference can be measured across a conductor with current flowing through it when a perpendicular magnetic field is applied. They are available as small, integrated solutions with signal or multiple outputs, and analog or […]
Infineon Technologies and Cree, Inc. announced today that Infineon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”) of Cree. The deal also includes the related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power. The purchase price for this planned all-cash transaction is US Dollar 850 million. This […]
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) today introduced three new integrated circuits (ICs) that support Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE)1 ver.4.1 communications for Bluetooth Smart devices2, including wearable electronics,…
At PCIM, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX) launches its iMotion™ Modular Application Design Kit (MADK). The compact and flexible evaluation system provides a scalable design platform for 3-phase motor drives in the range from 20W to 300W. It includes controller and power boards – sensor-less or optionally with sensors. Using the kit, a […]
Infineon Technologies AG has unveiled a silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET technology allowing product designs to achieve previously unattainable levels of power density and performance. Infineon’s CoolSiC™ MOSFETs offer a new degree of flexibility for increasing efficiency and frequency. They will help developers of power conversion schemes to save space and weight, reduce cooling requirements, improve […]
by Eric Persson, Infineon Technologies To understand why gallium-nitride components shrink the size of power supplies, examine how they dissipate energy at high frequencies. Silicon power FETs have…