Posts By: Tom Lombardo

Nexperia’s new 40 V MOSFETs for automotive and industrial applications

Nexperia has announced new 0.55 mΩ RDS(on) 40 V power MOSFETs in the LFPAK88 package for automotive (BUK7S0R5-40H) and industrial (PSMNR55-40SSH) applications. The company says the devices are the lowest RDS(on) 40 V parts it has ever produced. They deliver higher power densities than traditional D2PAK devices and offer improved performance in both avalanche and… Read more »

HORIBA introduces new solutions for EV development and testing

HORIBA, a provider of analytical and measurement systems, has introduced a range of solutions for the different stages of EV development and evaluation, such as material characterization and component, system and full vehicle testing. Solutions are available for the full range of vehicle types, from light- to heavy-duty vehicles to off-highway equipment. HORIBA serves all… Read more »

HPQ Silicon: a project for the development of silicon-based anode materials

HPQ Silicon has announced that HPQ, PyroGenesis Canada and the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Centre (ETM) of the Institut national de recherche scientifique (INRS) have set up a research project focused on the development of silicon-based materials as active anodes for lithium-ion batteries.  HPQ and PyroGenesis will be responsible for the production of silicon materials from… Read more »

AMADA WELD TECH introduces modular resistance welder compacting unit

AMADA WELD TECH has introduced a redesigned wire compacting unit for its line of modular resistance welders that are used for battery power cabling in EVs. Built for stranded wires, the modular compacting unit is designed to provide precise, fast, and reproducible adjustment after electrode exchange.  This new product replaces the previous open C-frame box… Read more »

Power Integrations new automotive-qualified silicon diodes for high-switching-speed designs

Power Integrations, a maker of high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, has announced its 600 V, 12 A Qspeed diode, the AEC-Q101-qualified QH12TZ600Q. The company says the device’s Qrr of 14 nC at 25° C improves the efficiency of an onboard charger’s PFC stage and reduces the thermals of the PFC MOSFETs.  Senior Product… Read more »

Novonix expands anode materials business

Novonix has announced its plan for the next phase of growth for Novonix Anode Materials in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Novonix is under contract to purchase a building formerly owned by Alstom, which it plans to retrofit. The 400,000-square-foot plant, the company’s second facility in Chattanooga, will accommodate a planned 8,000-ton-per-year production operation. This phase of growth… Read more »

Hexagon adopts Fugaku supercomputer for aircraft and EV simulations

Hexagon has adopted the Fugaku supercomputer to run complex CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations. The company’s Manufacturing Intelligence division is using the supercomputer to explore the performance of next-generation aircraft and EVs.  Hexagon says its Cradle CFD customers will have the opportunity to tap into the ARM-based Fugaku computer architecture to perform complex simulations, such… Read more »

ITECH Electronics introduces a next-gen regenerative grid simulator

ITECH Electronics has introduced the IT7900 regenerative grid simulator, a programmable grid simulator and 4-quadrant AC source.  The IT7900, which is designed to test grid-tied products, integrates the functions of a built-in RLC anti-islanding load, a grid simulator and a power meter in one unit. Users can configure parameters such as RLC, active power and reactive power of… Read more »

SK becomes third-largest shareholder of battery company SES

SK has invested an additional $35.9 million in SES (formerly SolidEnergy Systems), a developer of lithium-metal batteries. Coupled with its original $26.7 million investment in 2018, SK now becomes the third-largest shareholder of the battery company. SES, which launched in 2012 as an MIT research lab startup, is headquartered in Singapore, and operates labs and… Read more »

UK firms partner to optimize battery technology using carbon nanotubes

Johnson Matthey (JM) has teamed up with CPI and Thomas Swan to explore how to best optimize battery technology. The ICE-Batt project, which receives funding support from the Faraday Battery Challenge, will investigate how carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) can improve battery performance. Ultimately this could lead to improvements in energy density, power… Read more »