APEC 2019 saw TDK and Murata claiming the smallest converters for point of load and buck regulators, claims that are certain to be challenged and overtaken in the coming months. This is being driven by the need to fit more computing resource with more current requirements into existing racks. The same capabilities are also being applied to the aerospace industry.
- MURATA CLAIMS WORLD'S SMALLEST 6A BUCK REGULATOR
- TDK CLAIMS WORLD'S SMALLEST POINT OF LOAD CONVERTER
- DUAL OUTPUT DIGITAL POINT OF LOAD REGULATOR FOR HIGH DENSITY POWER
- POINT OF LOAD CONVERTER FOR PMBUS AND INTEL PROTOCOLS
- POINT OF LOAD CONVERTER TARGETS AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE
- PIN COMPATIBLE HYBRID DIGITAL AND ANALOGUE POINT OF LOAD MODULES SIMPLIFY DESIGNS
Wide bandbap technologies such as gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) have emerged as mainstream devices, and the exposition was showing the latest 48V devices and the eco-system that provides higher efficiencies and power densities.
- THERMAL SUBSTRATE BOOST FOR GaN TRANSISTORS
- 100V, 74A EGaN TRANSISTOR TARGETS 48V APPLICATIONS
- 650V SiC SCHOTTKY DIODES IN NEW PACKAGE SIZES REACH 40A
The conference and exposition makes it clear that silicon for power still evolving and has plenty of headroom. Engineers are producing new architectures and new designs to improve the efficiency and performance of power systems