New PrimePACK 3+ Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers Speed Development, Increase Ruggedness(New!)

December 19th, 2018

Power Integrations today announced a new plug-and-play gate driver for use with Infineon’s PrimePACK™3+ and Fuji-equivalent IGBT modules for 2-level and 3-level applications. The SCALE-2™ 2SP0430 gate-driver board suits industrial, traction, UPS and renewable-energy applications, and provides reinforced isolation for 1200 V and 1700 V IGBT modules.

Mr. Green’s Blog: ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2019 Proposal(New!)

December 1st, 2018

As part of the annual review of criteria, representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy gathered and held a webinar recently to go over proposals for the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2019 product categories. The Most Efficient label recognizes the “best of the best” across fourteen ENERGY STAR product categories, with ~3000 models represented across 155 partners.

Power Integrations Launches 98.5% Efficient High-Voltage Motor Drive IC Family(New!)

November 13th, 2018

Power Integrations today announced the release of its BridgeSwitch™ integrated half-bridge (IHB) motor driver family. BridgeSwitch features high and low-side advanced FREDFETs (Fast Recovery Diode Field Effect Transistors) with integrated lossless current sensing, resulting in efficiencies of over 98.5% in brushless DC (BLDC) motor drive applications up to 300 W.