Knowledge

Rutronik Knowledge

Which LEDs are ideal for horticultural lighting?

created by Svenja Mahler, Product Sales Manager Opto (LED IR), Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH |   Knowledge

Professional horticultural lighting allows plants to grow even when natural light is lacking, and can even help to produce more fruit or larger leaves. Such lighting solutions are enabled by the precise control of LEDs with the right wavelength using appropriate drivers. Very easy-to-use solutions are available for this purpose, most of them even plug & play.

Read more

Control Integrated Power System (CIPOS™) Intelligent Power Modules (IPM) family by Infineon

  Rutronik

The CIPOS™ IPMs are families of highly integrated, compact power modules designed to drive motors in applications ranging from home appliances, to fans, pumps and general purpose drives. Infineon's energy-efficient IPMs integrate the latest power semiconductor and control IC technology leveraging Infineon's advanced IGBTs, MOSFETs, next-generation gate driver ICs and state-of-the-art thermo-mechanical...

Read more

How does overvoltage protection work with the aid of avalanche diodes?

created by Jürgen Gerber, Product Group Manager Discrete Semiconductors at Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH and Jochen Krieger, Senior Manager Application and Product Engineering - Diodes Division - TVS & ESD Protection Diodes & EMI Filter, Vishay |   Rutronik

Overvoltage can always occur when an IGBT is switched on and off at high speed in a high-performance application. For instance, when switching off the load current circuit, the collector-emitter voltage goes up abruptly, reaching very high peaks. Overvoltage caused by switching events can severely damage or even destroy switching transistors.

Read more

How do I find the best connector for applications in the electric car?

  Rutronik

Fully electric vehicles require a number of different connections: Individual Lithium-ion-modules are connected together to form a battery storage system. In addition, various drive systems, converters, auxiliary modules, and charging and monitoring systems have to be combined and connected to work correctly.

Read more

GDPR: What do software and hardware developers need to know?

created by Bernd Hantsche, head of the embedded and wireless division at Rutronik |   Rutronik

May 25, 2018 is the deadline for implementing the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). After this date, practically all companies that process personal data will have to have implemented extensive measures to protect this very data. And this doesn’t just affect European...

Read more