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Arrow Electronics launches European FPGA developer contest

Arrow Electronics has launched a competition to find the most innovative and imaginative FPGA-based designs in Europe. To encourage a wide participation, Arrow is offering a development board free-of-charge to each entrant who submits a verified project plan. Entries will be judged on creativity and implementation and a range of prizes are on offer including…

Isolated Gate Drivers for GaN MOSFETs

An isolation device is an integrated circuit that allows the transfer of data and energy between high- and low-voltage units, preventing the presence of dangerous or uncontrolled transient current coming from the network. The goal is to increase power density and provide insulation strength by improving the efficiency of the power supply and increasing the…

High-Performance Magnetic Sensors Speed EV Charging

Environmental policies are leading us toward zero-emission targets in most major cities of the world by 2050. Achieving zero-emission mobility is critical to reducing the polluting airborne particulate matter present in many urban environments and containing the associated health problems. Toward that end, entrepreneurial and tech strategies have emerged to support a rapid-recharge infrastructure for…

Focus on Sensor and Measuring Technology for Process Automation

SENSOR+TEST, the leading forum for sensors, measuring, and testing technologies, will take place June 25–27 in Nuremberg, Germany. About 540 exhibitors are presenting the entire spectrum of measuring and testing system expertise, from sensors to computers. With its special topic, “Sensor and Measuring Technology for Process Automation,” SENSOR+TEST 2019 addresses the increased demands in one…

Infineon to Acquire Cypress for €9B

Infineon Technologies AG says it will pay €9 billion or about $10.1 billion for Cypress Semiconductor, plunging into the chip M&A market boldly in a bid to strengthen offerings and counter aggressive moves by competitors over the last several years. With the acquisition, Infineon expects to be catapulted into the top position in the supply…

Design Efficient, High-Density Power Solutions with GaN

Power-switching devices based on gallium-nitride (GaN) technology are in volume production now and delivering high efficiency and power density in real-world power applications. This article will examine how to implement high-power solutions with GaN technology, presenting application examples that demonstrate how GaN devices can effectively work even beyond 600 V. GaN devices differ from best-in-class…

PCIM 2019: Spotlight on the Major Technical Trends in Power Electronics

PCIM Europe — the leading international exhibition and conference for power electronics and intelligent motion — will be held at the fairground in Nuremberg, Germany, May 7–9 At PCIM Europe, market leaders and specialized companies will be showcasing their products and components. Among other things, trade visitors can look forward to innovations in power semiconductors…

Give Your Product a Voice with Alexa

Since the original Alexa device was brought to market in 2014, Amazon has created many more devices with Alexa built in and has expanded Alexa’s capabilities. What’s more, Amazon isn’t the only one building with Alexa. Other companies can choose to use the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to add voice interfaces to their products, from…

Infineon Raises the Power Efficiency Ante with CoolGaN

Power semiconductor giant Infineon Technologies has been on a mission for several years to integrate each of today’s cutting-edge silicon technologies with a broad-bandgap counterpart. Its new CoolGaN enhanced-mode (e-mode) gallium-nitride (GaN) technology is a follow-on to the CoolSiC silicon carbide (SiC)-based technology already on the market. Together, CoolGaN and CoolSiC devices complement the superjunction…

Feel the Innovative Power of Taiwan

Over the past three decades, Taiwan has played an indispensable role in the global electronics and semiconductor industry chain. There are already many outstanding technology players on the island that have helped advance society and bring convenience to daily life through the development of countless electronic products. Now, fully demonstrating the advantages of its “small…