Complete Full-Bridge System-in-Package from STMicroelectronics Includes MOSFETs, Gate Drivers, and Protection to Save Space, Simplify Design, and Streamline Assembly

Geneva, December 4, 2017 -- STMicroelectronics’ PWD13F60 System-in-Package (SiP) contains a complete 600V/8A single-phase MOSFET full bridge in a 13mm x 11mm outline, saving bill-of-materials costs and board space in industrial motor drives, lamp ballasts, power supplies, converters, and inverters. With a footprint 60% smaller than a comparable circuit built from discrete components, the PWD13F60 can also boost end-application power density. By integrating four power MOSFETs, it presents a uniquely efficient alternative to other modules on the market that are typically dual-FET half-bridge or six-FET three-phase devices. Unlike either of these choices, only one PWD13F60 is needed to implement a single-phase full bridge, leaving no internal MOSFETs unused. There is also flexibility to configure the module as one full bridge or two half bridges.

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TE Announces Further Expansion of Its DEUTSCH 369 Connector Series

TE Connectivity Ltd. (TE) (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced today the launch of its DEUTSCH 369 series panel-mount connectors. As an extension to the existing 369 series product line, this connector allows easy, fast mounting to a LRU panel, bracket, chassis or frame.

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TE Connectivity Announces STRADA Whisper DPO Configuration Connectors

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today announced its new STRADA Whisper direct plug orthogonal (DPO) connectors, which enable designers to eliminate midplane connectivity to reduce costs and improve airflow in switches, servers, base stations and other types of communications equipment. STRADA Whisper DPO connectors are an extension of TE’s STRADA Whisper backplane connector family. Developed for high-performing, high-bandwidth systems, the STRADA Whisper family employs a revolutionary design that transfers data at speeds of 25 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and offers scalability up to 56 Gbps (PAM4 and NRZ)—allowing engineers to achieve efficient future system upgrades without costly backplane or midplane redesigns.

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Harting Fibre Optic Systems

Fibre optic communication works by pulses of light. When feeding them in at one end of the fibre optic cable, the pulses are passed to the other end by total internal reflection. Total internal reflection occurs at the boundary layer between core and cladding by virtue of the different values of optical refractive index (n) between the two materials (n cladding less than n core).

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