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What is an inverter?
An inverter is an electronic device for converting direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC).
Inverters are used in a wide range of applications, from small switched power supplies for a computer to large electric utility applications to transpor
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2000-11-30 Positive to negative buck-boost converter using LM267X simple switcher regulators
This application note discusses the design of a polarity-inverting converter using National Semiconductor's 3G Simple Switcher LM267X Series of regulators.
2003-04-30 Piezoelectric ceramic inverters power LCD backlights
The L0503A01 series of piezoelectric ceramic inverter modules from Shenzhen Ferrotron Co. Ltd measures 150-by-13.5-by-5mm.
2008-12-04 Optically isolated modulator gauges motor phase current
Avago Technologies has developed an optically isolated sigma-delta modulator that uses an external clock to provide direct measurement of motor phase currents in power inverters.
2003-05-26 Op Amp Booster Designs
This application note discussed the design for integrated operational amplifiers, which ease linear circuit design.
2007-08-07 O2Micro wins CCFL power driving patent
O2Micro was issued 12 claims under U.S. patent number 7,236,020 for its Pulse Translation Power Driving Techniques in both full and half bridge inverter applications.
2004-09-02 O2Micro receives LCD TV/LCD monitor patents
O2Micro Int. Ltd has been granted 22 claims under the United States patent number 6,707,264 and 41 claims under the United States patent number 6,778,415 for its Phase-on demand invention.
2006-03-17 O2Micro granted major LCD TV, monitor systems patent
O2Micro International was granted eleven claims under U.S. patent number 6,999,328 for its Phase-on-demand invention.
2013-05-21 Non-renewable inverters experience huge demand, says analyst
According to a recent report by Frost and Sullivan, the global non-renewable inverter market earned a revenue of approximately $1.94 billion in 2012 and estimates this to reach $2.34 billion in 2018.
2003-10-16 New DIP-IPM for high-performance motor control
Mitsubishi's new version of IPM series employs the latest 5G IGBT, not only achieved an improvement in the static and dynamic performance, but also extended the power capacity to up to 3.7kW.
2005-05-24 New custom backlight inverters from Phihong
Phihong offers custom backlight inverters for flat panel display apps that drive the CCFL in LCD back lighting apps to support displays as small as two inches and up to 37 inches.
2005-08-16 New CCFL inverters freeze from ERG out harsh environments
Endicott Research Group's E200II and SE/SE2 series inverters for powering the cold cathode fluorescent lamp backlights for LCDs feature a vacuum-encapsulated design to ensure reliable lamp ignition in rough environments.
2006-05-01 Nanotransistors ripe for CMOS
IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center has crafted an experimental IC that uses a single-molecule nanotube as the common transistor channel for five CMOS-like inverters wired as a ring oscillator.
2006-01-17 Motion-SPM devices reduce board size
Fairchild's two new Motion-SPM devices for under 200W inverter motors reduce board space and simplify designs while enhancing system performance and reliability in refrigerator applications.
2012-12-07 MOSFETs feature ultra-low on-state resistance
IR's StrongIRFET power MOSFETs are geared for battery packs, inverters, UPS, solar inverters, forklift trucks, power tools, mobility scooters and ORing and Hot Swap applications.
2005-07-22 Mobility Electronics, Xantrex to market power inverters
Mobility Electronics Inc. and Xantrex Technology Inc. have signed an agreement to jointly develop and market a family of portable power inverter products combining Mobility's itip technology and Xantrex's inverter technology.
2003-06-23 Mitsubishi reduces surface-mounting area by 40 percent
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has introduced a high reliability DIP-IPM that is suitable for motor inverter drives of electric car air conditioners.
2006-03-29 Microsemi, Monolithic Power settle patent suit
Microsemi and Monolithic Power Systems announced that they have settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Microsemi in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
2010-07-17 Micro-inverters mate with many module types
A new series of OEM grid-tie micro-inverters can mate to a variety of monocrystalline and polycrystalline type modules.
2002-05-22 Matsushita piezoelectric transformers have high transfer efficiencies
The EFTU11R0MX50 and EFTU11R8MX50 piezoelectric transformers from Matsushita Electronic Components Co. Ltd provide a transfer ratio of 50 and a transfer efficiency of up to 93 percent.
2009-09-16 Magneti Marelli, ST develop inverters for HEVs
Magneti Marelli and STMicroelectronics have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding hybrid and electric vehicles.
2014-08-12 Low cost flyback power supply design
This application note discusses designing an integrated and low-cost power supply for the most commonly used inverter application that runs from 12-V battery.
2014-10-22 Lead acid battery monitoring for inverters
Here are instructions for battery monitoring using the bq34z110, which uses the impedance track technique to accurately predict a battery's SoC and SoH.
2007-03-28 Judge rules in favor of O2Micro on patent suit
O2Micro announced that judgment has been entered and permanent injunction granted in its lawsuit against BiTek, SPI, FSP Group, and Lien Chang regarding patent infringement on its inverter controllers.
2002-10-22 IR driver ICs simplify variable speed motor designs
The IR2136 family of three-phase inverter-driver ICs combine six MOSFET or high voltage gate drivers to simplify variable speed motor designs.
2014-07-09 IR augments 60V MOSFETs line for industrial apps
The MOSFETs, which feature ultra-low on-state resistance, are aimed at power tools, LEV inverters, DC motor drives, Li-ion battery pack protection, and SMPS secondary-side synchronous rectification.
2008-09-13 Inverting LVDS Signals for Efficient PCB Layout in Spartan-3 Generation FPGAs
This application note shows how Spartan-3 Generation FPGAs, with just the inclusion of an inverter in the receiver datapath, can avoid excessive use of vias and fix accidental PCB trace swapping without requiring a PCB respin.
2005-06-16 Inverters strike up the backlights
The 10m Class (dc-ac) inverter from Endicott Research Group provides a high-power, low-profile standard solution for LCD backlighting applications in automotives and on the industrial floor.
2007-01-08 Inverters reduce product development time
Applied Power Systems' integrated inverter power stages ensure a reduction in time for new product development.
2007-04-20 Inverters enable cold-start car displays
The E220 inverter series from Endicott provides a cold-start solution for CCFL-backlit LCDs that provide critical information for vehicles used in heavy-duty, off-highway and mobile equipment applications.
2012-11-30 Improve efficiency of photovoltaic systems
Learn about the overall design of PV systems, along with new semiconductor advances that provide designers with the best tools for developing PV inverters.
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